Politico: Speaking at an environmental justice conference put on by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Schwarzenegger — who signed California's first economywide greenhouse gas mandate in 2006 — said the international climate process was largely an exercise in futility. "What does a promise and a pledge mean in the end?" he asked. "Nothing. Over and over, year after year, they make these pledges and they come out to declare victory, but then nothing is getting done." ...
"I think it's set up the wrong way," Schwarzenegger said. "Every time you meet and you meet and you meet, and now decades later, you have the same problems as you have had decades before, you ask yourself, 'How much longer do you want to go and do the same thing?' Remember what Einstein said, 'The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.' You're not going to get different results." ... "Biden can go over to Glasgow and he can promise everything," he said. "But as you could see, he cannot get anything passed right now."
Climate Depot's Morano: "Arnold is joining a growing coalition of climate activists who realize that UN summits are meaningless. Climate skeptics will be descending on the UN climate summit in Scotland next week to support the accurate claims of Schwarzenegger, Greta, Kerry, Hansen, etc."
NASA's Dr. Kate Marvel: "Climate justice and racial justice are the same thing, and we'll never head off climate catastrophe without dismantling white supremacy." Marvel is an Associate Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City.
NASA's climate scientists going into full political mode.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab climate scientist Peter Kalmus: "Here's why race justice and climate justice are one & the same: The oppressive extractive plutocracies that colonize and kill black bodies and colonize and kill our planet are one and the same."
In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court made several key findings regarding the youthful plaintiffs' standing. It found the kids showed they have indeed been injured by the federal government's policies. And they also held that the plaintiffs' argument that the government's policies are a "substantial factor" in causing the injuries could have been decided at trial. But the majority drew the line at whether a court could give the kids the relief they are seeking.
Steve Milloy: Today’s elevation is not all that different from the low points of 1956 and 1965 (about 1,090 feet, shown in first graph), especially when you consider the increases in water use and human management of reservoir levels over time. No doubt that drought is affecting Lake Mead. But Western drought is natural (the region is a desert, after all), and Lake Mead was comparably low more than 100 ppm CO2 ago.
Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Hollywood actors, venture capitalists — they’re all pushing lab-grown meat as the solution to world hunger and environmental sustainability, but scientists last week told a panel of experts they have serious concerns about the product’s safety.