It is not the first time that life on Earth has threatened its own existence. More than 2 billion years ago, photosynthesis by ocean cyanobacteria emitted massive amounts of molecular oxygen into the atmosphere. Known as the Great Oxygenation Event , it caused major cooling and glaciation of the Earth’s surface. It also drove evolution of species towards greater diversity and complexity that created the homo sapiens. Humans began polluting their environment on a massive scale during the Industrial Revolution . By the end of the 19th century the use of coal and heavy machinery made many workplaces hazardous. Areas around factories became unlivable. Besides affecting people’s health, the air filled with particles and chemicals created problems for industries. Printing, food and textile production suffered most. This, however, did not stop technological progress. It resulted in the invention of the air conditioner . Can we air condition Earth instead of reducing our energy … [Read more...] about Climate change: Can humans be the Earth’s air conditioner?
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Nearly 150 climate advocacy groups are calling on John Kerry John Kerry China accounted for half of coal-fired electricity in 2020: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden administration backs sweeping new offshore wind power program | Top Natural Resources Republican asks Haaland for details on national monuments | White House names members of environmental justice panel Overnight Energy: Putin, Xi among leaders invited to White House climate summit | Kerry looks to private sector on climate change | White House reportedly canceled 50-person Interior Department party over pandemic concerns MORE , the special presidential envoy for climate, to curtail the amount of money Wall Street sends to fossil fuel companies and recognize the role the firms play in the planet’s changing temperature. A combined 145 organizations, including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, pressed Kerry in a letter to focus on money that flows from banks and investors to companies that contribute … [Read more...] about More than 100 climate groups press Kerry on Wall Street’s role in global warming
ADDED: here is number 44 . ADDED: Here’s number 42 and 43. For more than 50 years Climate Alarmists in the scientific community and environmental movement have not gotten even one prediction correct, but they do have a perfect record of getting 41 predictions wrong. In other words, on at least 41 occasions, these so-called experts have predicted some terrible environmental catastrophe was imminent … and it never happened. And not once — not even once! — have these alarmists had one of their predictions come true. Think about that… the so-called experts are 0-41 with their predictions, but those of us who are skeptical of “expert” prediction number 42, the one that says that if we don’t immediately convert to socialism and allow Alexandria Ocasio-Crazy to control and organize our lives, the planet will become uninhabitable. Why would any sane person listen to someone with a 0-41 record? Why would we completely restructure our economy and sacrifice our personal … [Read more...] about Nolte: Climate ‘Experts’ Are 0-41 with Their Doomsday Predictions *UPDATE 0-44
In his first weeks in office, President Joe Biden Joe Biden Biden should look to 'Ostpolitik' to negotiate with autocrats The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's infrastructure plan triggers definition debate The Memo: Biden's bet on taxes MORE has taken key steps to ensure our nation aggressively confronts the climate crisis. The United States has rejoined the Paris Agreement , created a whole-of-government approach to climate change and committed to making the clean energy transition — and the jobs that will come with a zero-carbon emissions future — a key part of rebuilding the economy. Each of these steps will make a welcome impact, but we must do more. It would be natural for policymakers and advocates to turn their attention away from cities and states to Washington, D.C., but while federal action is imperative, local action remains a critical piece of the national climate strategy. As the mayor of a major city who has committed to meaningful action to … [Read more...] about Cities and states must lead as window of opportunity shrinks for climate action
The last year has raised a question many of us never thought to ask: What happens when we can’t attend concerts, movies or ball games? How do we react when bars and restaurants are shuttered, schools and churches are closed, and the U.S. economy succumbs to a once-in-a-century pandemic? It turns out that we spend more time in nature. As the COVID-19 pandemic has dragged on, millions of Americans have chosen the road less traveled. There’s been a resurgence in outdoor pursuits, from hiking and camping , to biking , to fishing and hunting . According to the Associated Press , “sales of hunting and fishing licenses are spiking in much of the U.S. Weary of being cooped up at home — and of masking and social distancing when they go elsewhere — they’re taking refuge in outdoor sports that offer safety and solitude.” ADVERTISEMENT But while Americans of all ages are discovering — or in many cases, rediscovering — the wonders of the great outdoors, our landscapes and … [Read more...] about Nature’s lessons: A sportsman’s perspective on the way forward