Children’s Climate Court Case Pushing an Injunction Against Fossil Fuel Extraction

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Ninth Circuit is currently hearing an attempt by the Juliana v. United States plaintiffs to halt all fossil fuel extraction in the United States. The kids suing the government over climate change want to halt fossil fuel extraction The plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States say they’ve been denied…

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Study: A Solar Signature in Many Climate Indices

Abstract Jean‐Louis Le MouëlFernand LopesVincent Courtillot We first apply singular spectrum analysis (SSA) to the international sunspot number (ISSN; 1849‐2015) and the count of polar faculae (PF; 1906‐2006). The SSA method finds 22, 11 and 5.5‐year components as the first eigenvectors of these solar activity proxies. We next apply SSA to the ten Madden‐Julian oscillation…

Coral in Hawii recovering from El Nino bleaching

From the “not global warming” department Nearly four years after the worst bleaching event in the state’s history, coral reefs in West Hawaiʽi are stabilizing and poised to recover, according to scientists from The Nature Conservancy. Higher than usual ocean water temperatures in 2015 caused the first statewide coral bleaching event. TNC surveys revealed that…

Feinstein snubs Green New Deal Kids

Oh this is precious. California’s senator Dianne Feinstein is facing criticism over a video showing her responding to a group of children and teenagers asking her to support the Ocasio-Cortez backed Green New Deal. The video clip, which was posted on Twitter, shows Feinstein meeting with some kids that are part of the Sunrise Movement. The…