Don’t ban plastic bags!

Learn the facts about plastic versus paper bags – and bag the bans, instead Hal Shurtlef Like dozen towns and cities in Massachusetts and other states, Boston recently enacted a ban on plastic shopping bags. It went into effect December 14, 2018. It was a relatively easy vote, because “evil” plastic bags have received extensive…

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Claim: Global warming causes colder winters and more snow in Europe

From the “with models, we can make anything believable” department. New paper argues for a stronger influence of Arctic sea-ice loss on recent Eurasian cooling, thus causing colder winters and more snow in Europe due to climate change. A reconciled estimate of the influence of Arctic sea-ice loss on recent Eurasian cooling https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0379-3 (paywalled) Abstract…

ARGO—Fit for Purpose?

By Rud Istvan This is the second of two guest posts on whether ‘big’ climate science missions are fit for purpose, inspired by ctm as seaside lunch speculations. The first post dealt with whether satellite altimetry, specifically NASA’s newest Jason3 ‘bird’, was fit for sea level rise (SLR) ‘acceleration’ purpose. It found using NASA’s own…

French President Deploying Police Armed with High Capacity Live Ammunition Weapons to Intimidate Carbon Tax Protestors

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Green globalist President Macron has deployed non specialist police armed with semi-automatic weapons with large magazines to try to intimidate yellow vest carbon tax protestors. French riot police are now using semi-automatic weapons with live ammunition against Yellow Vest protestors as Macron’s law and order crisis spirals Officers were filmed…

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Claim: We Need “Planetary Sovereignty” to Address the Climate Crisis

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to political theorists Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright, people will increasingly turn to international institutions to address problems like climate change. How Governments React to Climate Change: An Interview with the Political Theorists Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann By Isaac Chotiner January 14, 2019 … In “Climate Leviathan: A…