UN urges ‘green economic recovery’ – Laments lockdowns (theoretically) only cut 2050 temps by 0.01% – ‘Drop in emissions has had a ‘negligible’ impact on global warming’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9038557/Coronavirus-lockdown-cut-2050-temperatures-0-01-cent.html By JOE PINKSTONE FOR MAILONLINE Reduced global emissions throughout the 2020 coronavirus pandemic will have a negligible impact on long-term global warming, according to a UN report. The Emissions Gap report from the UN Environment Programme (Unep) found the lockdown has lowered 2050 temperature predictions by only 0.01 per cent. Earth is still on pace to reach a catastrophic […]

A COVID lockdown side effect: Used masks polluting California coastal waters

https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/A-pandemic-side-effect-Used-masks-polluting-15794117.php Scott Wilson, The Washington Post Dec. 11, 2020Updated: Dec. 11, 2020 9:02 a.m. TIBURON, Calif. – The pale blue is easy to spot among the dry-brown reeds. People walk here along the northern coast of the San Francisco Bay, crowding a path that bends to the contour of the shore. At the small pebble beach near […]

‘It’s beyond catastrophic’: John Kerry Admits UN Paris Climate PACT Does NOTHING for ‘Climate Change’ – ‘Even if we did everything that was promised in Paris, the earth’s temps still going to rise’

https://headlineusa.com/john-kerry-admits-paris-climate-agreement-does-nothing-to-halt-temp-increase/ Former Secretary of State John Kerry admitted this week that the U.S.’s participation in global climate change initiatives, such as the Paris Climate Accord, would not bring down the world’s temperature. Kerry suggested that electing Democrat Joe Biden is not enough to move the country in the right direction, especially when it comes to global warming. “We’re in trouble – […]

Climate activist Eric Holthaus: COVID lockdowns are ‘teaching us we can do much more than we thought’ on climate – If ‘Covid recovery prioritizes climate policies, global emissions will have permanently peaked in 2019’

This week marks five years since the Paris climate accord was agreed upon, the world’s first global mandate to tackle climate change. Since then, emissions have dropped globally, but it will take a climate-focused Covid recovery to keep it that way.https://t.co/aVCfmrJjCL — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) December 11, 2020 https://thephoenix.substack.com/p/five-years-after-paris Emissions are down in 2020, big […]

Are Temperatures and Sea Levels Rising Dangerously? Hardly

https://climatechangedispatch.com/are-temperatures-and-sea-levels-rising-dangerously-hardly/ BY DOMINICK T. ARMENTANO There are two widely held climate-change beliefs that are simply not accurate. The first is that there has been a statistically significant warming trend in the U.S. over the last 20 years. The second is that average ocean levels are rising alarmingly due to man-made global warming. Neither of these […]

EU Commits to 55% Cut in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Boris to 68% in UK

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/12/11/eu-commits-55-per-cent-cut-greenhouse-gas-emissions-boris-68-per-cent-uk/ BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders reached a hard-fought deal Friday to cut the bloc’s net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent by the end of the decade compared with 1990 levels, avoiding a hugely embarrassing deadlock ahead of a U.N. climate meeting this weekend. Following night-long discussions at their two-day […]

Lockdowns Should Make Climate Activists Happy: Global carbon dioxide emissions decline 7% in 2020 – ‘The biggest drop ever’ – USA CO2 drops 12%, Europe drops 11% & China only drops 1.7%

https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2020/12/11/lockdowns-one-effect-make-climate-hawks-happy/ By JAZZ SHAW Who says there’s no good news coming out of the pandemic? Climate alarmists should at least be of good cheer heading into the Christmas season because there’s been a predictable side effect from the world being largely stuck in lockdown mode. Global carbon emissions have plunged considerably in 2020, though I […]

Associated Press: Five years on, signs that Paris climate accord is working: CO2 emissions ‘barely rose globally from 2018 to 2019, then dropped 7% this year because of the pandemic, although it’ll likely rise again’

https://apnews.com/article/paris-europe-climate-climate-change-e005822b0c98b188736f623a1fcd4256 By SETH BORENSTEIN and FRANK JORDANS Excerpt: The forecast for global warming is looking a little less bleak in the long term, but not so rosy in the short term. With numerous countries pledging to clean up their act and projected temperature rises now smaller than they once were, scientists and diplomats say the outlook […]

Climate czar nominee John Kerry under fire for private jet use – Reported millions in income through his wife’s charter flight company

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/climate-czar-john-kerry-yachts-private-jet?utm_source=wnd&utm_medium=wnd&utm_campaign=syndicated By Sam Dorman | Fox News Former Secretary of State John Kerry has come under fire for his apparently luxurious lifestyle of yachts and using a private plane, which some have argued is hypocritical for a public official advancing climate reforms. The criticism surfaced after President-elect Joe Biden nominated Kerry to serve as his climate change envoy or  “climate czar,” as it’s been referred […]

Biden transition team mulled bringing back John Holdren as science advisor & Katharine Hayhoe to National Climate Assessment

Biden transition team discussed bringing back John Holdren as science advisor and @KHayhoe to USGCRP to coordinate climate science across federal agencies. Also, one top NOAA/NASA candidate doesn’t want job and another is married to Biden’s chief of staff https://t.co/4qLjhckJLE — Scott Waldman (@scottpwaldman) December 10, 2020 https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063720347 By Scott Waldman, E&E News reporter One […]