'From the food we eat to the roofs over our heads, the warming of the earth's atmosphere will have a profound financial impact on nearly every part of our daily lives. And we're not talking pocket change. The temperature increase associated with climate change could reduce the income of an average person by 23 percent by 2100, according to one study from the University of California–Berkeley.'
1) Health costs, 2) Food 3) Severe weather 4) Energy 5)Wage costs 6) Transportation costs
NASA's Gavin Schmidt counter claims: 'This whole article is based on a confusion that we know the absolute temperature of the Earth better than the changes. We do not...As estimates improve (within the real uncertainty), you can get weird jumps in the absolute temps reported that have nothing to do w/trends...If I am measuring how tall my child is growing, do I need to factor in my elevation above sea level? No. I just need a stable doorpost.'
Wall Street Journal Cites 'mischief makers at the Climate Depot website' for confronting Gore at Sundance
Wall Street Journal: "Eleven years later, the mischief makers at the Climate Depot website asked him about the 10-year deadline at this year’s festival—just before he climbed into a large chauffeured sport-utility vehicle. He didn’t have much to say then, but in the absence of drastic global measures, it’s clear that Mr. Gore now believes that the end is not quite nigh. The tech website CNET describes an “optimistic” Mr. Gore with a “sunny outlook” discussing his latest cinematic venture with a crowd in San Francisco."
Could the population bomb be about to go off in the most unexpected way? Rather than a Malthusian meltdown, could we instead be on the verge of a demographic implosion?
It may seem counterintuitive, but cleaner air could actually be exacerbating global warming trends. The soot and other particles that make up air pollution tend to scatter light back out into space. As countries around the globe have cleaned up their act, there are fewer particles to reflect light, meaning more sunlight is reaching the Earth’s surface and warming it, Martin Wild, a researcher at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, said Tuesday (Dec. 15) here at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Yahoo News, 29 Dec 2015
Morano on Fox: "This is in line with the debate of intimidation and science, and Bill Nye is the leader of that now, unfortunately, and a big influence with young minds and that’s why he’s so confident he can convert the young people to climate action but he is having trouble with anyone his age and older because frankly they’re wiser and they have experienced a lot, so they are less susceptible to his propaganda.”
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change-driven extreme weather - from flooding and mudslides to blistering heat - is accelerating migration to Bangladesh's cities, raising the risks of problems such as child marriage, according to UNICEF's head of Bangladesh programmes. "In Bangladesh, climate change is in your face. You can't avoid it. You can see it happening," said Sheema Sen Gupta in an interview in London with the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "Every year you have cyclones, floods, landslides. It's a given. It's now part of everyday living, and the clearest thing you see (from it) is rural to urban migration." But surging migration to cities by rural families no longer able to make a living from farming or fishing brings other threats, from worsening urban overcrowding to child marriage, as families seek to keep girls "safe" in a new environments.
Monitoring of child marriage rates over the last two years suggests that numbers are falling, but Sen Gupta said UNICEF is not yet fully confident of the data.
"I am not aware of any such linkage, and neither are my colleagues in the negotiating team," said Ajay Mathur, one of India's top negotiators in Paris. "None of us recall any discussion in the negotiating team on any such linkage; I don't recall an offer of solar technology being discussed at all."
“What the scientists told us 20 years ago has come true,” Gore told PEOPLE last month after President Trump decided to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement — an action Gore and many others were vehemently against. “What they are telling us now will happen in the future if we don’t stop using the atmosphere as an open sewer includes the threat that human civilization itself will be in danger… We are in a race against time.”
“President Donald Trump once called climate change a Chinese hoax (although he later claimed he was joking), and the man he appointed to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, even denied the most basic scientific finding concerning global warming: that CO2 emissions trap heat in the atmosphere. That fact was proven by scientists more than 150 years ago!” he writes. “These misinformation efforts have thus far been all too effective. They’ve obstructed progress by normalizing outright denial of science so effectively that the U.S. has more climate change deniers than any other country.”‘
Heller: "The same story repeats itself over and over again. Climate scientists adjusting the data to increase the imaginary effects of global warming. Never mind that Antarctica is gaining ice, not losing it, causing sea level to fall. Never mind that the surface of Greenland has gained more than 600 billion tons of ice over the past year, causing sea level to fall. Never mind that tide gauges don’t show any increase in the rate of sea level rise, much less a doubling. The latest claims are more than double what tide gauges show. The latest claims are more than double what tide gauges show. Ninety percent of tide gauges show less sea level rise than the latest satellite adjustments. The climate mafia is also at work trying to increase the rate of tide gauge sea level rise, but individual stations don’t show this increase."
Actor Edward Norton, serves as the UN's Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity
Dubbing Trump's opposition to action on climate change "unbelievably regressive," he said: "The truth is, that if you look, despite how terrifying the prospect of global environmental collapse is, looking at it from a slightly more optimistic angle, we have really only been aware of this for a few decades."
"The truth is that out awareness and global generational acceptance that this is happening on a historic scale is moving fairly fast. I do think the era of denial is falling behind us."
Last month this column noted that the actions of the New York Times suggest that the people who put out the newspaper don’t think burning carbon is as dangerous as one would think from reading their product. How else to explain their marketing effort to persuade well-heeled readers to increase emissions by travelling the globe aboard a barely-filled Boeing?