Study: Now we have to worry about climatic 'existential' threats

New climate risk classification created to account for potential ‘existential’ threats Researchers identify a one-in-20 chance of temperature increase causing catastrophic damage or worse by 2050 From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SAN DIEGO A new study evaluating models of future climate scenarios has led to the creation of the new risk categories “catastrophic” and…

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House Defunds Obama Era Methane Rules

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon – the House has voted to defund an Obama era EPA initiative to limit methane emissions from fossil fuel mining operations. House votes to block funding for EPA methane pollution rule BY DEVIN HENRY – 09/13/17 01:55 PM EDT Lawmakers voted Wednesday to block implementation of a…

CAGW Canary in the Coal Mine Dies of Hypothermia

Tom Barr writes via email: From the “End of the Interglacial Department”: A Borough Council in Surrey, U.K. is set to spend up to £100 million to protect rare birds just about wiped out in 2008/9. Residents in Surrey are all too familiar with draconian planning restrictions imposed to protect the Dartford Warbler. New builds…