Facebook Inc. will begin labeling some user posts that mention climate change in the same way it has annotated posts discussing elections and Covid-19, a sign the social network is taking climate-related misinformation more seriously. The labels will direct users to Facebook’s Climate Science Information Center -- an existing hub that includes related news articles, climate change data and recommendations for Pages to follow. The new labels will be added to some posts about climate change, regardless of their accuracy, a strategy Facebook has used with other widely discussed topics as a way to fight falsehoods.
Only the most dim-witted observer would not conclude that the KXL cancellation was all about the U.S. leading the world on ‘stopping climate change’ and converting to so-called clean energy sources such as wind and solar power. So, did governors, premiers, and industry associations strongly contest these points in their opposition to the new president’s decision? Not a chance; they brought up entirely different arguments. Here are examples from the governors of the three states KXL would have traversed: ... Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) raised points like this while emphasizing how pipelines were safer for the environment and people than alternative methods of getting Canadian crude to U.S. refineries.
These are all valid arguments, of course, but they miss the point. ... So, rather than buy into, or ignore the climate scare and renewable energy myths that drove Biden’s decision, what should these groups have said? While voicing their valid concerns about job losses, costs, etc., they should have focused primarily on debunking Biden’s major arguments and his radical climate activist allies. They should have explained that many leading climate and other experts maintain that the climate scare is irrational and wind and solar power have no chance of ever satisfying more than a tiny fraction of our energy needs."
By accepting and, in some cases, even promoting the climate scare and the renewable energy delusion driving Biden’s Keystone XL pipeline cancellation, most conservatives have completely ignored this fundamental ‘rule’ in political debate. So, predictably, they lost KXL and will continue to lose on many fronts in the radical left’s ideological war against our prosperity and freedom. America and Canada deserve leaders with the courage and intelligence to fight this war to actually win.
A: There are things that are changing beyond recognition right now from climate change, and that makes me really sad. And to me, grieving is an important part of the process of acknowledging that. It does draw from my experience of losing a dear friend to cancer, who died at 37. ... it shouldn’t take a terminal diagnosis for life on Earth to wake us up to the urgency of working for climate stability." ...
“My dispassionate training,” the Lund University researcher writes, has “not prepared me for the increasingly frequent emotional crises of climate change,” or how to respond to students who come to her to share their own grief. ... I have pretty much stopped flying for work. It hasn’t meant I can’t be a productive researcher. I have collaborations and projects, but I try to focus on work that doesn’t require so much travel or is easier to reach by train. The only flight I haven’t yet given up is going back to the U.S. to see my family."
Dr. Matt Briggs points out that most attribution claims are based around comparing simulations of the climate today to simulations of the climate as it might have been without human activity. But as he explains, this approach has a fundamental problem: “We simply have little or no idea what the climate would have been without human activity. Moreover, we can’t ever know what it was like.” ...
“In order to attribute individual weather events to humankind, scientists need a perfect model of the climate. They do not have this. Therefore, claims that we are responsible for any particular weather event are at best overconfident, if not plain wrong.”