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    Trump will announce his decision on Paris at 3pm Thursday. Lots of political and corporate lobbying to stay in, but signs are he'll pull out. If he does, it will be less a rejection of science and more a desire to satisfy his base.
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    Trumps speech announcing withdrawing from the Paris accord.

    Agree or disagree with him, he is not the complete buffoon we are led to believe. The non-Trotskyist left badly need communicators like him:


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    Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.

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    Watch, listen and learn.....

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    Number of the day........


    24: Per Bloomberg, "Of the 66 nuclear power plants operating in the U.S., 24 are either scheduled to close or probably won’t make money through 2021, according Nicholas Steckler, an analyst with Bloomberg New Energy Finance."
    Between the lines: Some climate advocates are growing increasingly worried that progress in decarbonizing the power sector will hit the brakes if large amounts of existing nuclear plants go offline.
    Go deeper: We looked at the climate stakes of nuclear plant retirements here and here.
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    The weather events of the last six months, globally, have been a striking phenomenon. Personally I've experienced hurricane, snow and heat of 33 degrees, with drought, all in the last six months, in a place which has in recent history been normally mild and damp winter and summer. People in Australia were telling me about their never ending summer and autumn that didn't happen. The US has had dramatic extremes of heat and cold, snow and floods. Continental Europe and the UK are experiencing intense heat - in Portugal heading for 50.

    We are living with a warm globe with high levels of CO2.

    Interesting on life way back when the planet was really hot.

    https://www.msn.com/en-ie/weather/to...id=mailsignout
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    Current Economist Cover Story.........

    "Rising energy demand means use of fossil fuels is heading in the wrong direction," The Economist reports in its lead editorial:

    • "Earth is smouldering. From Seattle to Siberia this summer, flames have consumed swathes of the northern hemisphere."
    • Why it matters: "[C]alamities, once considered freakish, are now commonplace."

    Be smart: "Averting climate change will come at a short-term financial cost — although the shift from carbon may eventually enrich the economy, as the move to carbon-burning cars, lorries and electricity did in the 20th century."


    California is currently experiencing it's largest ever wildfire......
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    The damage of this massive California wildfire (440 square miles) is being extended by much wider spread smoke damage. Containment not expected until next week, the fire is expected to continue for the rest of this month.

    33 million people at risk of extreme heat in the US, currently.

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    There are 16 - 18 "major" fires currently burning in CA. Almost 1200 square miles burned so far this year.


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    Only 400 or so less than Hurricane Katrina in N'Awlins, and no guarantee it won't go higher still.

    Puerto Rico massively updates its Hurricane Maria death toll
    • The Puerto Rican government "quietly acknowledged" on Thursday that Hurricane Maria killed 1,427 residents. The government had previously said only 64 people died in the storm's aftermath. [NYT / Frances Robles]
    • The announcement came in a report detailing a $139 billion reconstruction plan needed to restore infrastructure across the entire island, which is home to 3.3 million people. [AP]
    • This is still a highly contested figure. A Harvard University study reports that anywhere from 800 to 8,500 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria. [USA Today / Rick Jervis]
    • Though some were killed amid the destruction of Hurricane Maria, many were killed in the storm's aftermath because of nonfunctioning hospitals and a lack of medical care. Resulting power outages also caused an increase in deaths due to diabetes, heart illnesses, and sepsis. [Vox / Umair Irfan]
    • Hurricanes Maria and Irma caused countrywide blackouts that broke records as the largest power outages in American history. Blackouts continue to persist on the island. [BBC]
    • The US government has done very little to support the struggling US territory. Still, President Trump thinks the government has done a "great job" with rescue efforts. They should be "very proud," he said. [Guardian / Amanda Holpuch and Oliver Laughland]
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    Oh fxsake. The planet is wobbling, and it is our fault. Bad enough that the globe has been experiencing bizarre and unpredictable climate extremes this year. This is just too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Oh fxsake. The planet is wobbling, and it is our fault. Bad enough that the globe has been experiencing bizarre and unpredictable climate extremes this year. This is just too much.

    https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world...id=mailsignout
    just a minor correction so people don't ***** out

    my physics friends tell me the Earth has always Wobbled before there were humans on it ... it may be wobbling a tad deeper to one side recently (last year 2017 i think) due to warming but it always wobbled and it will always wobble

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    WaPo

    It’s day 136 of 80 degrees or higher in D.C., matching the most on record in a year


    We are now tied with 1970 and 2007 for the most 80-degree days on record.



    Typically we get 30 days above 90, 15 above 95, and 6-8 above 100.
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    Someone made the point on TV that the media covers extreme weather events all the time, but because weather is only one effect of climate change, the link is rarely made, contributing to a lack of urgency.


    There was a quiet change this week in the tone of climate coverage. Long siloed, the conversation took on at least a temporary new urgency and insistence after a UN report predicting dire effects as soon as 2040 — just 22 years from now.

    I asked Axios science editor Andrew Freedman, who has covered the issue since the early 2000s, if he agreed there's been a shift. After putting his toddler to bed, Andrew tapped out these fascinating insights about Sunday night's UN report:

    • "Initially, I didn't think this would get the blanket coverage that it did. Cynically, I figured many reporters would dismiss it as 'scientists call for totally unrealistic thing to happen.'"
    • "However, as I read the report last weekend to prepare Axios' coverage, I sensed the urgency with which these scientists approached their work, and the message they intended to send — that the warming impacts we thought we'd see at higher amounts of warming, we're already seeing."
    • "Time's up: It's take action now, or pay for it later."
    • "Unfortunately, I think some stories went too far, and conveyed a 'Time's up: It's act now or we all die' sort of message, which isn't accurate and is utterly immobilizing."

    Why it matters, from Andrew ... "If there was any doubt that this should be story #1, it was laid to rest by the combination of this report and the events of this week: An astonishingly strong hurricane, which ravaged the Gulf Coast, was forming at the same time scientists held a press conference in Incheon, South Korea, to release the findings."

    • "Some publications have recognized this more than others: Climate change is not just a political story. It's not a he said/she said thing anymore — the science is too clear, the impacts too obvious, the serious impacts as well as deployable solutions too imminent."
    • "Now it's a business story, a human interest story, a legal story and increasingly a technology one as well."

    Andrew told me that he's a bit surprised by how much coverage the report got, since it said something not entirely new, but definitely more urgent. It lit a bigger fire than he thought it would.

    • "Many climate experts tend to think, perhaps for sanity's sake, that we can't really be so stupid a species as to drive straight off the climate cliff. Yet so far, that's the direction we've been heading. This report was like a quick pit stop along that road, with everyone at a roadside diner warning us to turn around."

    Go deeper: In a new story, Andrew talked with three scientists who have gravitas in terms of their research work, but are also skilled at humanizing the problem.
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    Several articles on our own Irish government's failure to implement a Carbon Tax in Saturday's IT alone https://www.irishtimes.com/news/envi...tion-1.3661420
    That was the News Review piece. Opinionating wont solve the problem alone but every little bit helps hopefully and the opinion section had 2 more articles . https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/d...joke-1.3661475

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