Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: Continued DENIAL (#6)

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Message 2117585 - Posted: 13 Apr 2023, 13:37:03 UTC

Daily dirt getting 'overlooked' as part of the lazy lax 'subsidies':


North Sea oil spills exceed safe level...
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Oil spilled routinely into UK waters over five years has added up to thousands of tonnes of pollution endangering marine life...

... Some of the slicks detected were 10km long and one cumulative slick extended to an area of 91 sq km...

... The amount of oil released is not comparable to large disasters like Deepwater Horizon when more than 125 million gallons of oil spilled. But Hugo Tagholm, director of ocean conservation campaign group Oceana, said: "oil spills every other day from these regular releases is a huge problem for marine life"...

... Oceana also said the findings showed that the government should not allow new oil and gas fields to be developed...



More oil and pollution with your fish 'n' chips?...

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Message 2117713 - Posted: 15 Apr 2023, 15:11:39 UTC

Meanwhile... Consequences...


Yellow dust: Sandstorms bring misery from China to South Korea
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... the Seoul skyline fade into a yellow-grey cloud as fine dust from sandstorms in China blankets South Korea...

... It aggravates air pollution and puts people at greater risk of respiratory disease...

... Sandstorms in the region have been increasing in frequency since the 1960s due to rising temperatures and lower precipitation in the Gobi wilderness...



All Denied?

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Message 2117722 - Posted: 15 Apr 2023, 21:55:45 UTC - in response to Message 2117713.  

All Denied?
Absolutely, it is Allah's revenge for the cultural revolution!
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Message 2118266 - Posted: 25 Apr 2023, 17:36:24 UTC - in response to Message 2117713.  

Connections?...


Accelerating melt of ice sheets now 'unmistakable'
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... Sea-level rise is driven by a number of factors, including the thermal expansion of water in a hotter world; the run-off of meltwaters from glaciers outside the ice sheets; and changes in the amount of water held on the continents.

In the early 90s, ice sheet melting accounted for only a small fraction (5.6%) of the total sea-level rise budget. Now, it's responsible for more than a quarter (25.6 %). A five-fold increase.

"Accelerating ice sheet losses mean we're looking in the next decade at a marked rise in the rate of sea-level rise,"...


Recent, rapid ocean warming ahead of El Niño alarms...
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... This month, the global sea surface hit a new record high temperature. It has never warmed this much, this quickly...



... And the ocean circulation slows?...

All in denial?...


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Message 2118331 - Posted: 26 Apr 2023, 17:36:41 UTC - in response to Message 2118266.  
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Watching the rivers flood:


... Satellite maps warming impact on global glaciers
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Scientists have obtained their best satellite assessment yet of the status of the world's glaciers.

Europe's Cryosat satellite tracked the 200,000 or so glaciers on Earth and found they have lost 2,720bn tonnes of ice in 10 years...

... That's equivalent to losing 2% of their bulk in a decade.

Monitoring how quickly glaciers are changing is important because millions of people rely on them for water and farming...

... broader ice sheets, their whiteness reflects sunlight and helps cool the planet.

And in many parts of the globe, glaciers also function as critical water reservoirs. More than 20% of the world's population is thought to be dependent in some way on summer melt waters...

... The satellite's observations indicate the vast majority - 89% - of the ice loss seen between 2010 and 2020 was due to melting in an ever warmer atmosphere...



... and in all Denial, getting washed away just the same...

There is yet still a better way.


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Message 2118912 - Posted: 7 May 2023, 14:04:54 UTC

Consequences:


Vietnam records highest-ever temperature of 44.1C

Vietnam has recorded its highest ever temperature, just over 44C (111F) - with experts predicting it would soon be surpassed because of climate change [pollution]...

... Thailand reported a record-equalling 44.6C in its western Mak province.

Meanwhile Myanmar's media reported that a town in the east had recorded 43.8C, the highest temperature for a decade.

Both countries experience a hot period before the monsoon season but the intensity of the heat has broken previous records.

In Hanoi, climate change expert Nguyen Ngoc Huy told AFP that Vietnam's new record was "worrying" given the "context of climate change and global warming". "I believe this record will be repeated many times," he said. "It confirms that extreme climate models are being proven to be true."

The world has already warmed by about 1.1C since the industrial era began and temperatures will keep rising unless governments make steep cuts to emissions.

In Vietnam's central city of Danang, farmer Nguyen Thi Lan told AFP the heat was forcing workers to start earlier than ever and finish by 10:00...


Canadian province of Alberta declares wildfire emergency
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Alberta has declared a state of emergency after wildfires spread across the western Canadian province, driving nearly 25,000 people from their homes.

Faced with more than 100 wildfires, Alberta's Premier Danielle Smith called the situation "unprecedented"...

... Alberta is a major oil-producing region, but so far oil facilities do not appear to be in immediate danger.




Watching the rivers flood and our planet burn?...

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Message 2119134 - Posted: 11 May 2023, 8:23:57 UTC

Nobody else wanted to touch it, but Italian energy company Eni to develop Evans Shoal gas field described as 'carbon bomb'.

An Italian energy company has quietly revived plans to develop a new gas field in the Timor Sea which contains some of the most carbon-intensive gas in Australia.

The Evans Shoal gas field, about 300 kilometres north-west of Darwin, was discovered 35 years ago and has since passed through the hands of BHP Petroleum, Woodside, Shell, and Santos.

Since 2017 it has been controlled by Eni, an Italian energy company that operates in more than 60 countries, which has recently renamed the project Verus.

The gas in the Verus field has a very high percentage of carbon dioxide — an average of 27 per cent, according to Geoscience Australia.

"That is far more than any other gas field that is being developed in Australia," said Kevin Morrison from the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

For comparison, the gas field neighbouring Verus, the Santos-owned Barossa, has a high CO2 content at 18 per cent which is significantly higher than Woodside's Scarborough gas field in Western Australia with just 0.1 per cent CO2.

Mr Morrison said the high carbon dioxide content of Verus' gas has deterred previous companies from developing the project.......
I can see a lot going wrong here.
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Message 2119241 - Posted: 12 May 2023, 16:40:33 UTC

Continued denial for the sake of dirty fossils profits:


Twitter - Caroline Lucas MP questions the PM on his big new oil field...
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... climate-wrecking #Rosebank oil field, & handing £3.75bn of taxpayer cash to oil giant...?


Sunak’s green record ‘shocking’, says King’s former adviser
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... singled out for criticism Michael Gove’s approval for a coal mine in Cumbria and the imminently expected permission for the Rosebank oil and gas field in the North Sea...



Damning "business as usual" and the rest of us and out planet be damned!...


There are ongoing consequences:

Wildfire smoke from Alberta and British Columbia reaches US
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Much of Canada and parts of the US are blanketed by smoke as wildfires in the province of Alberta continue to rage...

... Temperatures are expected to rise sharply in the coming days, fuelling concern of more fires to come...

... "I recognise that this continues to be an extremely stressful time for many Albertans," said Mike Ellis, Alberta's minister of emergency preparedness, at a news conference on Thursday. Mr Ellis said while temperatures in the province have cooled in recent days, the region is slated for an "above normal" hot and dry weekend that raises the threat of more fires...

... Nearby British Columbia (BC) and Saskatchewan have also seen fires and evacuations in recent days. Like Alberta, BC is also slated for an unusually hot few days...

... extreme and long-lasting heat caused by climate change draws more and more moisture out of the ground and vegetation. The world has already warmed by about 1.2C since the industrial era began.




Really?... What sort of 'cool' understatement is "an extremely stressful time"?...

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Message 2119258 - Posted: 12 May 2023, 19:59:28 UTC - in response to Message 2119241.  

Really?... What sort of 'cool' understatement is "an extremely stressful time"?...


Alberta is sort of our Texas. :^p
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Message 2119332 - Posted: 13 May 2023, 19:06:01 UTC

There was a reason that I have house on top of a mountain.

Alarming discovery shows seas are rising much faster than first thought.

A crucial glacier in Greenland is melting far faster than expected. Now scientists have found unnatural heat clawing away at its core – and that means all previous calculations for the rate of sea level rise may be wildly wrong.

Petermann Glacier, in the country’s northwest, acts as a giant plug holding back an enormous expanse of land-based ice. But that 70km long, 15km wide wall is weakening.

“It’s bad news,” University of California Irvine glaciologist Eric Rignot says.

Satellite measurements have observed the glacier rising and falling with the daily tides. Those same measurements have found an enormous 204m cavity at the grounding line – where the solid wall of ice digs into the sea floor, holding the glacier back......
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Message 2119511 - Posted: 16 May 2023, 16:12:19 UTC - in response to Message 2119241.  

Ongoing...


Canada: dry weather and shifting winds threaten to spread Alberta wildfires
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Province has 90 actives blazes, 23 of which are out of control, with thousands evacuated and oil and gas production hit...



... And ongoing short-term profitable denial...



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Message 2119568 - Posted: 17 May 2023, 22:07:52 UTC
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The serious:

Global warming set to break key 1.5C limit for first time
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Our overheating world is likely to break a key temperature limit for the first time over the next few years, scientists predict.

Researchers say there's now a 66% chance we will pass the 1.5C global warming threshold between now and 2027.

The chances are rising due to emissions from human activities...



And the deadly sadly poetic:

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Imola race called off because of major flooding
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The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix has been called off this weekend because of major flooding in the region...

... At least eight people have died and 5,000 people have had to be evacuated following widespread flooding across the Emilia Romagna region...

"...flooding and heavy rain causing considerable damage".

The Ferrari factory in Maranello is just over 50 miles north-west of Imola and also in the affected region...

... Further rain is expected in the region over the coming days with river levels still rising. In some areas, it has not been possible to gauge the rainfall because the amount exceeded what their instruments could record...



... And the fossil fuels industries want more of this?!...


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Message 2119667 - Posted: 20 May 2023, 16:24:57 UTC - in response to Message 2119511.  

Ongoing...



Alberta, Canada, wildfires show no sign of slowing...
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... under a state of emergency, as nearly 100 wildfires burn, dozens of them out of control...

... But this year, Alberta was subject to both record-breaking heat and below-average rainfall...

... the majority of central and northern Alberta received 50% less rainfall this year than the typical 90-day average over the same period, Ms Lang said, and 75-100% less in some parts of the area.

Meanwhile, average temperatures were 3-6C higher, she said. Heat records across Alberta were broken 158 times between 1-15 May alone...

... "The amount of smoke being belched out by these fires is unbelievable. It's covering pretty much all of western Canada. And that has effects on people too."...



... And what of the effects on wildlife, and our planet, and our world?!...

... And there is still the ongoing short-term profitable denial...



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Message 2119976 - Posted: 25 May 2023, 14:02:29 UTC
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Consequences:


Fossil fuel firms owe climate reparations of $209bn a year...
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The world’s top fossil fuel companies owe at least $209bn in annual climate reparations to compensate communities most damaged by their polluting business and decades of lies, a new study calculates...

... The study considers this to be a substantial yet conservative price tag, as the methodology excludes the economic value of lost lives and livelihoods, species extinction and other biodiversity loss, as well as other wellbeing components not captured in GDP...

... The creation of an evidence-based “polluter pays” price tag has been welcomed as an important step towards achieving climate justice for communities and countries which ... are losing the most as the climate breaks down...




All at what price?

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Message 2120276 - Posted: 1 Jun 2023, 23:00:41 UTC

It doesn't surprise that these deniers don't want to pay for the price of these effects.

Louisiana, 9 other states sue US government over steep flood insurance rate increases.

Louisiana and nine other states filed a lawsuit against the federal government Thursday to block sharp increases in national flood insurance rates that are slated to be phased in over the coming years, saying the steeper price could cost some people their homes.

Dozens of local Louisiana governments and flood control districts also are plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. district court in New Orleans. The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are among the defendants.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry joined several local officials and business leaders at a news conference announcing the suit Thursday morning......

......Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia are the other states listed as plaintiffs by Landry's office...
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Message 2120392 - Posted: 4 Jun 2023, 22:53:21 UTC

Our fossil fuel loving ex federal government let them get away with it, but our current 1 intends to fix that.

Coalmines pollute much more than their operators predicted when they sought approval.

Whitehaven Coal's underground mine in northern NSW is polluting the atmosphere with more than three times the direct greenhouse gas emissions it forecast it would emit when it received environmental approval in 2015.

The company told regulators it expected to emit about 133,330 tonnes of CO2 each year on average — but its most recent data shows it is emitting more than half a million tonnes.

The extra emissions from the Narrabri coalmine would have the same environmental impact as putting 130,000 extra cars on the road each year.

An ABC analysis has uncovered several other examples of project approval being granted to coalmines based on environmental assessments that contained significant underestimates of their greenhouse gas pollution.

Campaigners who have analysed the data say that shows mining companies are getting away with providing bogus predictions when seeking approval.

And they warn that could undermine Australia's key climate policy, the Safeguard Mechanism, which aims to limit the total combined emissions from big-polluting industries......
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Message 2120594 - Posted: 8 Jun 2023, 16:05:24 UTC

For a (long) read of the destructively costly games that Marketing 'play':


‘I spot brand new TVs, here to be shredded’: the truth about our electronic waste


There really is a greedy needlessly senselessly high costly price to pay... By all of us!


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Message 2120626 - Posted: 9 Jun 2023, 0:56:31 UTC

The fossil fuel loving right continue their denial of climate change with the most lame of excuses.

Dems seize on wildfires to pound GOP's climate opposition.

So they'll just continue carrying on polluting their own backyards regardless of the consequences.
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Message 2121029 - Posted: 16 Jun 2023, 15:02:49 UTC
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All just a dirty game in the dirty 'playbook' of dirty old fossil fuels?...

Alarm at rightwing push to reverse clean-energy success in Texas and beyond
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In the scramble before the end of Texas’s legislative session last week, a must-pass bill was amended to impose new costs upon renewable energy. This came amid a barrage of anti-solar and [anti-]wind power measures pushed forward by Republicans...

... But the conservative lawmakers had help...

... Texas lawmakers subsequently passed parts of this language along with the key TPPF desires – to impose new transmission costs on renewables and require them to source fossil fuel “backup” power...

... The group’s agenda is now extending far beyond Texas, bankrolling efforts to halt offshore wind turbines in Massachusetts and to prop up coal power on native American land in Arizona while spearheading efforts to crack down on sustainable finance in energy-producing states like West Virginia. “We are very influential, we are meeting with policymakers to share recommendations...

... The case was ultimately unsuccessful after a federal judge dismissed it last month, but the idea that wind turbines kill whales has been seized upon by conservatives ... NOAA has said there is no evidence that offshore wind power is killing off whales, with [instead] fishing practices, boat strikes and the climate crisis among the primary dangers to marine mammals, but congressional Republicans have called on the White House to pause offshore wind development, while Tucker Carlson, then of Fox News, aired a critical series of segments called “The Biden Whale Extinction”...

... Tax filings show that the group has received donations from fossil fuel companies including ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Chevron, but, as a non-profit, the full extent of TPPF’s fossil fuel funding is unknown...

... Republican lawmakers, backed by TPPF, have ditched any ideological consistency by heaping onerous restrictions on renewable energy development on private property, in some cases attempting to impose requirements absent from oil and gas drilling, and trying to slash subsidies for the industry at the same time as offering state support for the buildout of new gas plants...

... made clear the primary cause of the [Texas] blackouts were frozen gas pipelines and a lack of infrastructure resiliency to extreme weather, rather than renewables per se, but the perception of faulty wind and solar has stuck, eagerly fanned by TPPF...



Why stay honest and reputable when Republicans are happy to profit from lies?

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Message 2121195 - Posted: 19 Jun 2023, 14:54:38 UTC

Ouch!

Bumper midge hatch alert after warm spell
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Scotland's midge population could soon be unusually high due to recent weather patterns...

... if it remained damp or humid she would expect a "mega second generation" to start hatching. The tiny biting insects thrive in wet and warm conditions and usually have two hatchings during the Scottish summer...

... "Now we've got a big starting population, it means that the levels will stay quite high now throughout the summer probably, unless there's a really dry heatwave,"...

... The coming week looks set to be wetter which, if it continues, could provide the ideal conditions for the second hatching...

... "The winters are less cold usually than the east coast so you get a greater survival rate of the overwinter larvae as well."...



... The same goes for a huge overabundance of desperately feisty feasting mosquitoes around here!


Ouch!!

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