China to Trump: No, We Didn’t Invent Climate Change. In a briefing with reporters, China's Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin noted that Donald Trump's now-infamous Tweet that global warming is a hoax created by the Chinese could not possibly be true.
"If you look at the history of climate change negotiations, actually it was initiated by the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] with the support of the Republicans during the Reagan and senior Bush administration during the late 1980s," Liu said. Many speculate that a possible international leadership vacuum on climate caused by a Trump presidency may pave the way for China to take the lead—and it has offered strong signals of its intention to take up the challenge.
According to Bloomberg: China's President Xi Jinping underlined the importance of cooperation between the two largest economies when he spoke to Trump on Monday, said Liu, who added China will continue its fight against climate change "whatever the circumstances. " For a deeper dive: Sierra Club's Aaron Mair Responds to Sen. Ted Cruz's Attack on Climate Science. This week, Sen.
Ted Cruz held a hearing to attack the clean air and clean water safeguards that protect millions of families all across America. Sierra Club President Aaron Mair was there to talk about how communities of color, which are disproportionately affected by pollution and climate disruption, rely on these safeguards to protect them. A friend to big polluters, Cruz unsurprisingly tried to cover all their talking points. His game? Jared Leto Takes You on a 360º Virtual Tour to See First-Hand Effects of Climate Change. The Sierra Club, Environmental Media Association and RYOT launched today the first-ever virtual reality climate change public service announcement, which offers 360 degree panoramic shots that catapults viewers into the heart of the Arctic to explore frontline communities and melting glaciers.
The video, which is being released just two months shy of the UN climate talks in Paris, aims to encourage world leaders to take meaningful action on climate. “The climate negotiations present a unique opportunity to take on the climate crisis and take action for a strong and just clean energy economy,” said Michael Brune, Sierra Club’s executive director.
“Climate change affects all life on this planet,” said Academy Award-winning actor Jared Leto, who narrates the PSA. “It is literally altering the face of the Earth and displacing communities. Science publishes new NOAA analysis: Data show no recent slowdown in global warming. Exxon Exposed for Spending Millions on Climate Change Denial. ExxonMobil spokesman Richard Keil told a carefully worded whopper last week.
The Climate Deception Dossiers: Internal Fossil Fuel Industry Memos Reveal Decades of Corporate Disinformation. For nearly three decades, many of the world's largest fossil fuel companies have knowingly worked to deceive the public about the realities and risks of climate change.
Their deceptive tactics are now highlighted in this set of seven "deception dossiers"—collections of internal company and trade association documents that have either been leaked to the public, come to light through lawsuits, or been disclosed through Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests. Each collection provides an illuminating inside look at this coordinated campaign of deception, an effort underwritten by ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, Shell, Peabody Energy, and other members of the fossil fuel industry. UPDATE (July 9, 2015): As this report went to press, a newly discovered email from a former Exxon employee revealed that the company was already factoring climate change into decisions about new fossil fuel extraction as early as 1981.
Learn more. The climate deception dossiers. Email Shows Exxon Was Studying Its Climate Impact in the '80s. Exxon scientists studied the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on global warming as far back as 1981, an indication that the company was probing the industry's potential contribution to climate change much earlier than previously reported.
Climate Science Deniers Unable To Comprehend Scientific Study. To address climate change, stop focusing on global warming. - Advertisement - #PeoplesClimate: Faith Contingent & Unitarian Universalists(image by Peter.Bowden) DMCA Earth Day has passed, but the task of saving the Earth continues.
The Top 6 Climate Change Problems. Source: Suspicious0bservers Ben Davidson discusses the top 6 climate change problems, after stipulating that The climate is changingThere has been a warming trend since 1880Human activity affects the climateWe must decrease pollution Top 6 climate change problems: The Climate is Changing UnexpectedlyIt Is Difficult to Trust What You HearThe Future is UncertainThe Entire Solar System is ShiftingThe Sun May Dictate Our FutureSomeone is Screwing With the Weather Citations for the video can be found HERE Related Green Climate Fund 'can power poor'
Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher. Photo For years, politicians wanting to block legislation on have bolstered their arguments by pointing to the work of a handful of scientists who claim that greenhouse gases pose little risk to humanity.
One of the names they invoke most often is Wei-Hock Soon, known as Willie, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who claims that variations in the sun’s energy can largely explain recent global warming. He has often appeared on conservative news programs, testified before Congress and in state capitals, and starred at conferences of people who deny the risks of global warming. Arguments from Global Warming Skeptics and what the science really says. Eight Pseudoscientific Climate Claims Debunked by Real Scientists. Jonathan Tucker in a cave beneath a glacier.
(Photo: Rex Features via AP Images) Most people who deny that human activity is warming the planet just dismiss a massive body of scientific evidence as a big hoax. Paul Krugman Has Some Truly Shocking News About Climate Change. Photo Credit: via YouTube September 19, 2014 | Climate Change SOS at Daily Kos. Reposted from PostHuffPost: Connection-Conversation-Community by HoundDog G, Mish-Mish, Kashi, Yeti and I are just six days away from our drive from Massachusetts to Florida so I've been reading up on dreadful tropical diseases that are creeping up from the Mexico and Caribbean as our global temperatures rise. Just to relax after a long day of packing, fixing the car, arguing about what we should keep or throw out, and carrying off many of my valuable lifetime possessions to the dump, I learned this bit of news.
Carter & Harris: Gore "an embarrassment to U.S. science" First, note how Harris uses people who seem like reputable scientists to make his claim. Professor Bob Carter of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, in Australia gives what, for many Canadians, is a surprising assessment: "Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention. " Exposing "Friends of Science" as Big Oil mouthpiece, Part 2. The first task here is to expose one of Big Oil's front groups, Tech Central Station and its founder, James Glassman. Once establishing that connection, I then turn to the scientists themselves who have inexorably tied themselves to Big Oil and its tentacles in a variety of conservative think tanks. First, many thanks to ExxonSecrets.org and SourceWatch.org for most of the information I gathered. They are invaluable resources, and I encourage all of you to use those sites.
Tech Central Station has a funding arm called the Tech Central Science Foundation. Tech Central Station was launched in 1999 as "a cross between a journal of Internet opinion and a cyber think tank open to the public" (TCS news release). Ah, yes, the DCI Group, a top Republican lobbying firm. Francis "even set up two meetings with White House National Security Council Southeast Asia director Karen B. One of the DCI Group's key managers is Thomas J. Gave the Foundation $95,000 in 2003 for "Climate Change Support. " How to debunk the Right's lies on global warming, Part 3.
The argument I will focus on debunking is, as I said in my previous diary, a column Dr. Carter wrote in 2004 about carbon dioxide.