Climate Change

Hot Mic Catches Queen Elizabeth Tearing Into World Leaders On Climate Change: They Talk, They Don’t Do

The Washington Post reports: Queen Elizabeth II is not amused. Britain’s monarch has hit out world leaders who “talk” but they “don’t do” on climate change, remarks that have been interpreted as expressing a degree of exasperation at possible no-shows for the upcoming COP26 climate conference. Her remarks weren’t meant for public consumption — this is the queen, after all, …

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Climate Change Scientists Share Nobel Prize In Physics

From the Nobel Prize Committee: Complex systems are characterised by randomness and disorder and are difficult to understand. This year’s Prize recognises new methods for describing them and predicting their long-term behaviour. One complex system of vital importance to humankind is Earth’s climate. Syukuro Manabe demonstrated how increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere lead to increased temperatures at …

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Forecasters Are Again Nearly Out Of Hurricane Names

Newsweek reports: Atlantic storm names are set to run out for the second year running, with only two left on the official list. The 2021 season has seen a “record-setting” start, with 19 named hurricanes forming in the Atlantic basin so far. “Teresa is the 19th storm to form in the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season, which is well above normal. …

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CA Wildfire Threatens Famed Giant Sequoias [VIDEO]

The Los Angeles Times reports: As the growing KNP Complex fire continues its march through Sequoia National Park, fire crews on Thursday were prepping the famed Giant Forest for flames by wrapping some of the massive sequoias in fire-resistant aluminum material. The Colony fire — one of two blazes making up the more than 9,000-acre complex fire — is within …

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US Says Solar Could Produce 45% Of Energy By 2050

The Hill reports: Solar energy could supply nearly half of the nation’s electricity nationwide by 2050 in a scenario where the U.S. reaches net-zero carbon emissions, according to a study released Wednesday by the Department of Energy. The Department’s Solar Futures study analyzes three possible scenarios, including two in which the U.S. grid is 95 percent decarbonized by 2035 and …

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Fox Host: Democrats Are “Grifting” On Climate Change

“Look, leftism infects every single institution it infiltrates. Nothing is too sacred for the left to use to advance its agenda. “Even as Americans face the devastation of Hurricane Ida, the Democrats didn’t see the need for empathy, but they did see an opportunity for political grifting by blaming it on climate change and using it to ask for more …

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Fox Host: Data On Climate Change Is “Never There”

“Whenever you actually kind of push at the climate change, the claims they make, ask for data, it’s never there. “So they always say it’s an increase in weather event without ever saying the severity of it, which goes to your point about deaths. The severity has been on the decline. “And we’ve been starting to — we’re keeping track …

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Northeast Death Toll From Ida Flooding Rises To 45

CNN reports: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday evening that at least 23 people in his state have died due to the storm. Murphy said the majority of the storm-related deaths were people who were caught in their vehicles by flooding and were “overtaken by the water.” At least 45 people have died in six states in the East. …

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First-Ever Water Shortage Declared For Colorado River

CNN reports: The federal government on Monday declared a water shortage on the Colorado River for the first time, triggering mandatory water consumption cuts for states in the Southwest, as climate change-fueled drought pushes the level in Lake Mead to unprecedented lows. Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US by volume, has drained at an alarming rate this year. …

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Fox’s Greg Gutfeld: Climate Change Is “Saving Lives”

“We are dealing with a lot of people who have climate privilege. Right? We have people living in Malibu who talk about how it’s getting hotter and they don’t realize that warming temperatures saves more lives in other parts of the world. That doesn’t interest them and they can afford it. They can afford the alternative energies. A lot of …

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NOAA: July 2021 Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded

NBC News reports: July was the hottest month ever recorded, according to data released Friday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — an “unenviable distinction” that could ratchet up anxiety about climate change. “In this case, first place is the worst place to be,” NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad said in a statement. “July is typically the world’s warmest month …

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United Nations Climate Panel Issues Dire Report

ABC News reports: A United Nations climate panel has confirmed — in its strongest language ever — that the impacts of human-caused climate change are severe and widespread, and that while there is still a chance to limit that warming, some impacts will continue to be felt for centuries. “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean …

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Dixie Wildfire Now Largest In California History [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The Dixie Fire burning in two Northern California counties is now the largest single wildfire in recorded state history, exploding in size overnight as drought-stricken lands continue to fuel the flames. The fire, which has burned for 23 days and forced mass evacuations, razed the Gold Rush town of Greenville on Thursday, destroying 91 buildings and damaging five …

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Fox Host: When The Oceans Rise, Just “Adapt To It”

“Do you really think the Chinese and these Middle Eastern oil kingdoms are gonna listen to John Kerry and stop fossil fuels? Come on, man. He’s just in it for the luxury travel. If you want to stop climate change, you don’t fight climate change. “If it’s getting warmer, you adapt to it. Let’s just say, the sea levels rise …

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Air Quality Warning For NYC Due To Western Wildfires

AccuWeather reports: The AQI reading in New York City Tuesday evening reached an unhealthy 137, the highest this year so far. At this elevated number, health effects can be immediately felt by sensitive groups. Healthy individuals may experience difficulty breathing and throat irritation with prolonged exposure, and should limit outdoor activity. The smoke spread up to 2,500 miles downwind of …

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Oregon Wildfire Produces “Pyrocumulus Clouds”

Changing America reports: The intense smoke and heat from an Oregon wildfire is producing “fire clouds,” also known as pyrocumulus clouds, above the far-ranging fire — creating plumes of smoke and ash that have reached a height of over a mile into the sky. Fire clouds can spew ash and embers, sometimes even lightning, to other areas and further increase …

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NASA: Lunar “Wobble” Cycle To Amplify Rising Seas

CNN reports: Coastal communities in the United States, be forewarned. A “dramatic” surge in high-tide floods is just over a decade away in the US, according to NASA. The rapid increase will start in the mid-2030s, when a lunar cycle will amplify rising sea levels caused by the climate crisis, found a new study led by the members of the …

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Utah’s Great Salt Lake Level Shrinks To Record Low

Fox News (really) reports: Amid the West’s historic and climate-driven mega-drought, Utah’s Great Salt Lake has dipped to what some are calling a “historic” low. While the shallow body of water previously covered an area roughly the size of Delaware, the state’s Utah Rivers Council reported at the end of June that United States Geological Survey data showed the Great …

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Greenland Suspends Oil Search Due To Climate Change

The Associated Press reports: The left-leaning government of Greenland has decided to suspend all oil exploration off the world’s largest island, calling it is “a natural step” because the Arctic government “takes the climate crisis seriously.” No oil has been found yet around Greenland, but officials there had seen potentially vast reserves as a way to help Greenlanders realize their …

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Last Month Was Hottest June Ever For North America

The New York Times reports: Last month was the warmest June on record in North America, researchers said Wednesday, confirming the suspicions of millions of people who endured some of the hottest temperatures ever experienced on the continent. The Copernicus Climate Change Service, an agency supported by the European Union, said that average surface temperatures for June in North America …

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