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It’s Time To Start Laughing At Climate Hysteria

We should laugh at climate hysteria, especially the fantasy proposals for stopping evil climate change. Electrify everything by running it on wind and solar? Restructure the economy? Restart the world in a green image? Stop eating meat and drinking milk?…

In ‘Termination Shock,’ Neal Stephenson Finally Takes on Global Warming – WIRED

Over lunch, roughly when we’d started considering dessert, I asked Stephenson how that reception feels. He seemed a little chagrined—and he told me a story that made me think he wasn’t sure those guys were in on the joke. When…

Climate Change Poses a Widening Threat to National Security – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Worsening conflict within and between nations. Increased dislocation and migration as people flee climate-fueled instability. Heightened military tension and uncertainty. Financial hazards. The Biden administration released several reports Thursday about climate change and national security, laying out in…

Bob Marshall: China is the leading contributor to global warming. Here’s why that’s Louisiana’s problem. – NOLA.com

Readers dismissing the importance of reducing fossil fuel emissions to secure a future for Louisiana’s coastal communities usually have three concerns. Today let’s take them one at a time. 1) What about China? Some who oppose reducing U.S. fossil fuel…

Energy Crisis Grips The World: Lights Go Out In Lebanon

Countries around the world are feeling the brunt of the global energy crisis. Some Chinese provinces are rationing electricity, Europeans are paying exorbitant prices for liquefied gas and Lebanon has run out of centrally-generate electricity. Furthermore, India is close to…

On the economic geography of climate change | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal – voxeu.org

The planet is likely to be at least 3°C warmer in 2100 than at the time of writing even if immediate and radical action is undertaken (Tollefson 2020). Climate change is thus a defining challenge of our times (the loss…

Climate change: ‘World’s best last chance’ for action at COP26. What you need to know – CNET

The planet, you’ve likely heard, isn’t doing so well. The latest report from the United Nations’ chief climate body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, shows global temperatures are very likely to rise 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels in the…

Defense Department warns climate change will increase conflicts over water and food – CNBC

Troops from three California National Guard companies search through a fire-devastated neighborhood on October 14, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California. David McNew | Getty Images Climate change poses a serious threat to U.S. military operations and will lead to new…

Biden administration releases alarming reports on climate change challenges – NBC News

WASHINGTON — Nearly two dozen federal agencies released reports Thursday identifying the major threats climate change poses to their departments and how they plan to respond, underscoring the enormous policy challenges the U.S. faces as the planet continues to warm….

Global Warming Shock: Antarctica Has Coldest Winter On Record

Antarctica has posted its coldest winter since records began in 1957 with average temperatures of -61.1°C.  The previous record was -60.6°C in 1976. According to a shocked Washington Post: The chill was exceptional, even for the coldest location on the planet. The…

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