Articles Tagged "You could not make it up"
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Friday, April 20th 2012, 3:32 AM EDT
A new report from a European Parliament committee has prompted scathing criticism from Conservatives with its suggestion that women will be more at risk from climate change than men.
"Global warming is not some male plot to do women down. The climate is the same for males and females, so far as I know. When it rains we all get wet."
This is how a British Conservative MEP, Marina Yannakoudakis, has responded to a report published by the women's rights committee, of which she is a member, at the European Parliament.
Her fellow committee members have gone "bonkers", she suggests.
The report, entitled "Women and Climate Change", is being championed by German Green MEP Nicole Kiil-Nielsen.
Click source to read FULL report from Ed Lowther. Also read: Climate change a 'feminist' issue, claims MEP
- The Telegraph
Friday, April 13th 2012, 6:42 AM EDT
Fertilisers used in growing feed crops for cattle produces most potent of the greenhouse gases causing climate change.
Meat eaters in developed countries will have to eat a lot less meat, cutting consumption by 50%, to avoid the worst consequences of future climate change, new research warns.
The fertilisers used in farming are responsible for a significant share of the warming that causes climate change.
A study published in Environmental Research Letters warns that drastic changes in food production and at the dinner table are needed by 2050 in order to prevent catastrophic global warming.
It's arguably the most difficult challenge in dealing with climate change: how to reduce emissions from food production while still producing enough to feed a global population projected to reach 9 billion by the middle of this century.
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Friday, April 6th 2012, 2:16 PM EDT
Hilton Worldwide has awarded its first ever LightStay Sustainability feature film award to The Island President, a film about ousted Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed's crusade to save his nation and get the world to rally against climate change.
The Island Nation, which received the award at the Sundance Film Festival in January, opened in New York theaters last week and is scheduled to open in Washington, D.C., on April 20.
Nasheed, the first democratically elected president of the island nation and a former freedom fighter, was ousted in a coup on Feb. 7. Elections are scheduled for 2013, but Nasheed is fighting to push that up to this summer.
"We will fight, and we will come back," he told Conde Nast Travel
Nasheed had committed to making the Maldives a carbon-neutral country by 2020. Now that is up in the air. "We were making real progress. I hope the government will continue our policies," he told The Daily Traveler. "But you can't have good policies without democracy. And you won't address the climate change crisis without good policies. All democratic movements must talk about both climate change and human rights."
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Thursday, March 29th 2012, 7:40 AM EDT
European forestry scientists have begun a multi-national field trial to identify trees that will thrive as predicted climate change develops.
Thousands of trees are being planted in test plots from Portugal in the south to Scotland in the north.
The trees will be measured and monitored as they grow in the diverse environments.
The results are likely to have a marked impact on which species of trees are planted in the coming decades...
....Scientists here - and across Europe - know that climate change is likely to have a big impact on how well trees survive and thrive in the future, and how resistant they may be to a new wave of disease which the predicted warmer conditions may bring.
Click source for more! Please can someone inform them the world is getting cooler, NOT WARMER!!
Sunday, March 25th 2012, 4:23 PM EDT
Starring: Professor Mike Lockwood: Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe, at Texas Tech University: Hurricane Chaser, Jason Dunion: Professor Kerry Emanuel, who specialises in hurricanes, braces against the wind on Crane Beach, MA, on the North Atlantic coast: Cotton farmer Matt Farmer, Lamesa, TX: Adam Scaife, Head of Seasonal to Decadal Prediction at the UK Met Office: Forecaster Helen Chivers: Violinist, Tamsin Waley Cohen who plays a Stradivarius violin!
Will James Delingpole or Piers Corbyn or any "Climate Realist" be able to take part in the story? Sadly no, it looks like 100% propaganda from the BBC to get home the story of "Man Made" Climate Change. DONT MISS IT
Sunday, March 25th 2012, 3:29 PM EDT
(Reuters) - Extreme weather events over the past decade have increased and were "very likely" caused by manmade global warming, a study in the journal Nature Climate Change said on Sunday.
Scientists at Germany's Potsdam Institute for Climate Research used physics, statistical analysis and computer simulations to link extreme rainfall and heat waves to global warming. The link between warming and storms was less clear.
"It is very likely that several of the unprecedented extremes of the past decade would not have occurred without anthropogenic global warming," said the study.
Click above link to read FULL report from Nina Chestney at Reuters
Also: See below for BBC News link
Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 4:48 AM EST
Britain faces years of freezing winters because global warming is causing Arctic Sea ice to melt, researchers have found.
Climate change means autumn levels of sea ice have dropped by almost 30 percent since 1979 - but this is likely to trigger more frequent cold snaps such as those that brought blizzards to the UK earlier this month.
And Arctic sea ice could be to blame.
Dr Jiping Liu and colleagues studied the extensive retreat of the ice in the summer and its slow recovery focusing on the impacts of this phenomenon on weather in the Northern Hemisphere.
Information about snow cover, sea level pressure, surface air temperature and humidity was used to generate model simulations for the years 1979-2010.
The researchers say dramatic loss of ice may alter atmospheric circulation patterns and weaken the westerly winds that blow across the North Atlantic Ocean from Canada to Europe.
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Monday, February 27th 2012, 1:39 PM EST
daft article from Bill McGuire
- The Guardian, gives science a bad name, but we guess if your trying to sell a book you want to get as much interest as you can!!
The following blog from WUWT earlier mentioned this article and comments were left from Piers Corbyn. Piers uses the activity on the Sun to connect the above events, NOT MAN, and no, Piers is NOT trying to sell a book.
Why, yes, linking climate change to Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes DOES seem “to be bordering on the insane.
- Anthony Watts.
See below comments from Piers Corbyn taken from the above WUWT posting.
Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 4:58 AM EST
...The Met Office said it was looking at ways to develop long-range forecasting.....Last year, the committee heard from the Royal Meteorological Society that more supercomputers were needed to carry out complex calculations and the potential economic benefits of more accurate forecasts were "enormous" in terms of improved contingency planning for emergencies.
The Met Office will NEVER produce long-range weather forecasts all the time they ignore the output of the Sun. If the Met Office got together with Piers Corbyn and WeatherAction.com they would have NO NEED of a super computer and have the best weather service in the world...GR
Sunday, February 5th 2012, 5:49 AM EST
A controversial scientist flew 20,000 miles to Tahiti and back… to preach about global warming.
Prof Phil Jones’ trip to the Pacific is among more than a QUARTER OF A MILLION miles of air travel he has racked up in the past five years.
The boffin’s fuel-burning flights mean his carbon footprint is so big it would take 95 acres of trees a year to absorb it all, Government figures show.
Critics have blasted Prof Jones, who works on reports about the environmental dangers of flying, for “breathtaking hypocrisy”.
It is not the first time the scientist has felt the heat over his climate change crusade.
Prof Jones, 59, stood down as head of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit in 2009 after it was claimed leaked emails suggested that he knew data was manipulated to show evidence of global warming.
He was reinstated after insisting his science was “honest and sound”.