What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise. Climate scientists tend not to report climate results in whole temperatures.
Instead, they talk about how the annual temperature departs from an average, or baseline. They call these departures "anomalies. " They do this because temperature anomalies are more consistent in an area than absolute temperatures are. For example, the absolute temperature atop the Empire State Building may be different by several degrees than the absolute temperature at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Donald Trump's Proposed EPA Cuts Would Affect Public-Health Programs - The Atlantic. Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, described the administration’s new spending proposal as a “hard-power budget,” and by design it echoes President Trump’s top campaign priorities—namely, national security.
But to create additional funding for defense programs and immigration enforcement, the budget would cut funding to the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent. The EPA isn’t the only agency slated to suffer, but it is absorbing the largest blow. Faced with a cut of $2.6 billion, it would stand to lose approximately one-third of its total budget, cutting its resources to the lowest level in 40 years, adjusted for inflation. The cuts to the EPA are significantly greater than those suggested by congressional Republicans—who proposed a modest $291 million cut from former President Obama’s last budget request—and they’re achieved in part by eliminating 3,200 positions, one-fifth of the staff. GE CEO Immelt knocks Trump on climate. General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt says President Donald Trump’s imagination is at work if he doesn’t believe in climate change science or the Paris agreement that President Barack Obama signed onto before leaving office.
And Immelt is calling on other companies to step up to fill the void that the administration is leaving behind. Story Continued Below “Companies must be resilient and learn to adjust to political volatility all over the world," Immelt wrote Wednesday in an internal company blog post obtained by POLITICO. "Companies must have their own ‘foreign policy’ and create technology and solutions that address local needs for our customers and society.” The CEO Of General Electric Just Called On US Companies To Defy Trump. One of America’s most influential CEOs, Jeff Immelt of General Electric, just took President Trump to task for his dangerous anti-climate and anti-science agenda.
POLITICO just revealed that “Immelt is calling on other companies to step up to fill the void that the administration is leaving behind,” as per an internal memo obtained by the news outlet. In the missive, Immelt politely questions Trump’s mental faculties by saying his “imagination is at work” and calls on other American companies to pick up the baton that the White House has so carelessly discarded. I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations. As an Arctic researcher, I’m used to gaps in data.
Just over 1% of US Arctic waters have been surveyed to modern standards. In truth, some of the maps we use today haven’t been updated since World War II. Navigating uncharted waters can prove difficult, but it comes with the territory of working in such a remote part of the world. Over the past two months though, I’ve been navigating a different type of uncharted territory: the deleting of what little data we have by the Trump administration. CLIMATE & SECURITY CONFERENCE REVEALS DISTURBING ATTITUDE SHIFT.
By Mark Hughes, SanDiego350 February 22, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) - On February 21, 2017, an audience of approximately 75 attended the Security & Climate Change: Issues and Perspectives conference, held in the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park.
Organized and funded by The Center for Climate and Security (with the support of The San Diego Foundation and Skoll Global Threats Fund). The program focused on the threat climate change imposes on world stability, the burden it puts on the US military, and what they, as well as our local and state governments, are doing to plan for the consequences. The conference was followed by a screening of a new documentary entitled "The Age of Consequences. " Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces. For the first time, researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the impact of human activity on the earth, finding people are causing the climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces.
The equation was developed in conjunction with Professor Will Steffen, a climate change expert and researcher at the Australian National University, and was published in the journal The Anthropocene Review. The authors of the paper wrote that for the past 4.5bn years astronomical and geophysical factors have been the dominating influences on the Earth system. The Earth system is defined by the researchers as the biosphere, including interactions and feedbacks with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and upper lithosphere. But over the past six decades human forces “have driven exceptionally rapid rates of change in the Earth system,” the authors wrote, giving rise to a period known as the Anthropocene. Bogus Daily Mail Story Spearheads Latest Right-Wing Assault On Climate Change Science. Daily Mail Deceptively Attacked NOAA Climate Scientists, Distorted Their Research Daily Mail: Scientists “Manipulated” Data To Exaggerate Global Warming And Influence World Leaders Ahead Of UN Climate Conference.
In an article headlined “Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data,” Daily Mail writer David Rose asserted that NOAA “rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.” Mashable. The climate-denial camp has new ammunition: A widely refuted Daily Mail article that claims top U.S. climate scientists exaggerated their data for a 2015 study to "dupe" world leaders into adopting the Paris Climate Agreement.
That agreement, which went into force in November 2016, for the first time committed the world to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For his incendiary story, British journalist David Rose, who has reported inaccurately on climate science and Iraqi weaponry in the past, spoke to a "high-level whistleblower" in a top U.S. climate agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Decrying 'post-truth' climate politics, scientists test activist waters. —The first tweets appeared quietly, mid-Tuesday afternoon, with a 21st-century declaration of defiance.
"Mr Trump, you may have taken us down officially," one read. "But with scientific evidence & the Internet our message will get out. " Get out it did. Medscape Access. Meet the Obscure Group Influencing Trump's Energy Policy - Bloomberg. An obscure Washington policy group that opposes almost any government aid for renewable energy has emerged as an influential force in shaping Donald Trump’s plans to dismantle Obama administration climate initiatives. The tiny Institute for Energy Research and its advocacy arm, the American Energy Alliance, work from an office decorated with an oversized photo of an oil derrick in a nondescript building in downtown Washington.
Their names aren’t even on display in the unmanned lobby nine floors below. But the modest trappings and small, 14-member staff belies their impact. "There’s not a material energy or environmental policy on which they are not involved -- and most of them, they own," said Michael McKenna, a lobbyist who advises the alliance. The head of the institute, Thomas Pyle, is leading the president-elect’s transition team for energy. California Gov. Jerry Brown defiant on climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown, rallying a room of scientists Wednesday with his most heated rhetoric yet on the topic, suggested California would defy the federal government should President-elect Donald Trump impede the state’s efforts to thwart climate change.
“We’ve got the scientists, we’ve got the lawyers and we’re ready to fight. We’re ready to defend,” he said to boisterous applause at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco. Could You Power Your Home With A Bike-Powered Generator? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture. An NPR listener (with what may be the best Twitter handle ever — Booky McReaderpants), inquired as to whether a home can be powered by bicycle-powered generator. It's an interesting issue about energy and the modern world. And the short answer comes from just running the numbers. A typical house in the U.S. uses about 1,000 kilo-watt-hours of energy in a month. Note to Breitbart: Earth Is Not Cooling, Climate Change Is Real and Please Stop Using Our Video to Mislead Americans. Track :Presets : Aa Font :Edge : Size :Scroll : Color :Background :Edge :Window : NASA announces first geostationary vegetation, atmospheric carbon mission. NASA has selected a first-of-its-kind Earth science mission that will extend our nation's lead in measuring key greenhouse gases and vegetation health from space to advance our understanding of Earth's natural exchanges of carbon between the land, atmosphere and ocean.
The primary goals of the Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory (GeoCARB), led by Berrien Moore of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, are to monitor plant health and vegetation stress throughout the Americas, and to probe, in unprecedented detail, the natural sources, sinks and exchange processes that control carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and methane in the atmosphere. The investigator-led mission will launch on a commercial communications satellite to make observations over the Americas from an orbit of approximately 22,000 miles (35,400 kilometers) above the equator. The Earth Venture missions are part of NASA's Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) program. Amid fears of Trump cutback, NASA announces long-term climate mission. Leaked Memo Outlines Trump’s Energy Agenda. Trump names Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general suing EPA on climate change, to head the EPA. America ditching the Paris climate accord would have global consequences. Groups Raise Alarm Over Climate Denial Creeping into Trump's Team.
Washington Won't Have Last Word on Climate Change. House Science Committee Tweets Climate-Change Denying Breitbart Article.