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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China coal mine approvals surge despite climate pledges

From Reuters David Stanway, Muyu Xu SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Approvals for new coal mine construction in China have surged in 2019, government documents showed, with Beijing expecting consumption of the commodity to rise in the coming years even as it steps up its fight against smog and greenhouse gas emissions. Long-term cuts in coal consumption…

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UN Paris Agreement Architect Intervenes to Purge Key Aussie Climate Skeptic from Parliament

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Paris Agreement Architect Christiana Figueres has urged Australians to vote for independent Zali Steggall, in an effort to purge former Prime Minister Tony Abbott from the Australian Parliament. Appalling’ policy inaction draws former UN climate leader into federal election campaignBy Stephen Long The United Nations’ former climate change czar has intervened…

Irish climate plans fall short of urgent action needed

From Green News (.ie) Greens and the EU are fretting that Ireland just doesn’t do enough. The Commission’s 2019 Country Report for Ireland states that we are “falling further behind” our EU compatriots in decarbonising the economy, raising “health, climate and environmental concerns”. The report points to “severe challenges” in tackling rising emissions in transport,…

Achieving Paris climate target could net additional billions in fisheries revenue

The degree of precision of these “projections” makes my jaw drop to the floor~ctm Public Release: 27-Feb-2019 University of British Columbia Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers’ income and household seafood expenditures,…

Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement goals

Well well well, the Dicaprio Foundation gives birth to something.~ctm Public Release: 5-Feb-2019 New open-access book presents 2 years of research on how to best tackle climate change and its negative effects, funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation as part of its new One Earth initiative Springer In October of 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on…