NYT: Let’s Quit Fetishizing the Single-Family Home - By NYT Columnist By Farhad Manjoo: "The single-family home is out of step with the future... a big house with a backyard should be a rarity... single-family zoning has a history in segregation."
“Cattle is very energy-consuming and energy-expensive,” Yang said. “And if you project forward on what we would need to do to reduce emissions, you would want to modify Americans’ diets over time.” He admitted it would be difficult for the government to dictate diets (well except for the Obamacare bill), so he suggested cattle producers “internalize the cost of emissions” to make meat more expensive. “So then, what that would naturally do, and some people are going to hate this, but it would probably make those products more expensive,” he explained. “And that is appropriate because there is a cost to producing food in that way. And so if you were to make it more expensive, then you would end up changing consumption patterns.”
Paul Homewood: "It is absolutely clear that the number of strong tornadoes has declined since the 1970s. Alarmingly, however, this page has been 'disappeared', and the link now comes up with this:
Fortunately Wayback still has a copy of the original web page, and I also have it on file. It is blindingly apparent that NOAA found their original assessment far too inconvenient, something that should be kept out of the public domain at all cost."
Climate chauses wind speeds to decrease...Except when climate change causes wind speeds to increase...
Claim: Atmosphere expert Professor Paul Williams, of the University of Reading, told the Financial Times that winds have ‘generally weakened over land over the past few decades’. He said one explanation for plummeting wind speeds could be ‘human-related climate change’, that would see poles warming ‘faster than tropics in lower atmosphere’ areas. Prof Williams said: ‘This would have the effect of weakening the mid-latitude north-south temperature difference and consequently reducing the thermal wind at low altitudes.’