Board of Supervisors: Albemarle County

Guest post by  Charles G. Battig, M.D. At the September 4, 2019  Albemarle  County  board of supervisors  meeting, members of an environmentalist group spoke in support of a county plan to meet the goals of the U.N. Paris Climate Accord.  The following is a rebuttal to that proposal.  It will be presented at the board…

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Aussie Greens: Nuclear Power is a “Dangerous Distraction” from Real Climate Action

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon; Only solutions which don’t involve extractive industries or capitalism seem to interest Aussie greens. Environmental groups warn against push for nuclear power in Australia Paul Karp  @Paul_KarpMon 16 Sep 2019 04.00 AESTLast modified on Mon 16 Sep 2019 10.02 AEST Joint submission calls nuclear ‘a dangerous distraction’ from…

Corn, cotton output push Brazil harvest to record

From Argus Media Published date: 10 September 2019 Brazil’s grains and oilseeds crop rose by 6.4pc to a record 242mn metric tonnes (t) in the 2018-2019 harvest, boosted by increased corn and cotton output. The total compared with 227.7mn t from last year’s crop, the country’s agricultural statistics agency Conab said in its final report…

A philospher’s reflections on AGW denial

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on September 11, 2019 by curryja | by Dr. Paul Viminitz Of the things I care most about, AGW is near the bottom. But because, as George W. Bush put it, either you’re with us or you’re against them, I think I’d rather be interestingly wrong than…

NYC Public Schools Excusing Students Who Plan On Participating In Upcoming Climate Strike

From The Daily Caller Chris White Tech Reporter September 12, 2019 4:32 PM ET New York’s public schools announced Thursday afternoon that they will excuse students who plan on attending various climate strikes throughout the city. “@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20,” the NYC Public School’s Twitter account…

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Drone bid to shut down Heathrow grounded

From Adelaide Now Alistair Smout, Reuters September 13, 2019 8:29pm Climate-change activists who had hoped to bring Europe’s biggest airport, London Heathrow, to a standstill have found instead that it was their drones that struggled to get off the ground. Last December, reported drone sightings near London’s Gatwick airport prevented hundreds of flights taking off,…