Winning! Former UN chief Ban Ki-Moon warns US withdrawal from Paris agreement may set back financing climate change Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said he was concerned about mobilizing the snecessary financial support to address climate change issues with U.S. withdrawal from the Paris agreement. Ban told CNBC’s Oriel Morrison that there may be a need for $4 trillion annually to cover all 17 sustainable development goals to be reached by 2030, […]

Modeling Study: Increased use of A/C to cope with predicted heat waves in 2050 will kill more due to increased air pollution from the A/C

Via: Excerpt: A new study published recently in PLOS Medicine reminds us that lives will be lost elsewhere as long as air conditioners draw their energy from oil, gas, or coal. Why? Blame air pollution—our addiction to dirty fuels throws particulate matter and ozone into the air. Electricity production is already the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions […]

‘The Earth has a fever’ – the only solution is 14 billion air conditioners By Anthony Watts / 4 hours ago July 10, 2018 From the University of Birmingham and the “more A/C exhausts, weather and climate stations hardest hit” department comes this report. USHCN temperature sensor at Napa State Hospital, Napa, CA Photo by A. Watts. Their press office must be asleep at the wheel, because they don’t provide a […]

Trump’s SCOTUS nominee appears to be a climate skeptic WUWT reader Joel O’Bryan writes: Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Judge Brett Cavanaugh from the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, has a long judicial history of dissenting on not just the CO2 endangerment finding by the EPA, but on Obama’s entire environmental regulatory agenda when those cases made it to him as an appellate judge. For […]

Trump nominee Judge Kavanaugh: EPA must do cost-benefit analysis By Steve Milloy This is the case about the EPA’s junk science-fueled Mercury Air Transport Standard (MATS) — the rule that broke the back of the coal industry. In his dissent, Kavanaugh wrote: Past the good news on his views of cost-benefit analysis, the Supreme Court adopted Kavanaugh’s view in later overturning the DC Circuit Court […]

Brett Kavanaugh is skeptical of climate change regulations but not ‘dogmatic,’ experts say by Josh Siegel  | July 10, 2018 11:48 AM President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh is generally skeptical of far-reaching environmental regulations, his decisions and writing show. But conservatives who favor a deregulatory approach at EPA should not expect Kavanaugh to automatically vote in their favor, experts say. “Kavanaugh is temperamentally and philosophically skeptical […]

NYT: How Brett Kavanaugh Could Reshape Environmental Law From the Supreme Court By Brad Plumer WASHINGTON — Long before President Trump nominated him for the Supreme Court on Monday, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh had already made a name for himself as an influential conservative critic of sweeping environmental regulations. During his 12 years on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, often regarded […]

Canadian playwright features Arctic climate change, a poet, a goddess, and two talking polar bears Through a cycle of eight plays, the Canadian playwright explores the inner lives of the Arctic’s inhabitants during a time of dramatic change. SOPHIE YEO JUL 9, 2018 Sophorl Ngin, Jaime Carrillo, and Nael Nacer in the premiere of Chantal Bilodeau’s Sila, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, at the Underground Railway Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, […]

Former EPA chief in Reagan admin. Anne Gorsuch Burford: ‘I used to be the head of EPA, but it didn’t work out’

Via: ‘I used to be the head of EPA, but it didn’t work out’ Robin Bravender, E&E News reporter Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Former EPA Administrator Anne Gorsuch Burford and her husband, Robert Burford, after a farewell news conference on March 10, 1983. Ira Schwarz/Associated Press “I am often asked if I am bitter about […]

Former aide to Inhofe, a skeptic, to oversee first CO2 rules

Via: By Niina Heikkinen and Benjamin Storrow, E&E News reporters Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, is likely to become the first EPA administrator to regulate greenhouse gases from power plants. But few expect him to sign off on a rule that closes coal plants and reduces carbon emissions. One […]