Shifting North Magnetic Pole is affecting everything from cell phones to submarines

Normally the World Magnetic Model is updated every 5 years, but the North Magnetic Pole is changing position so fast, regular updates are now required. Earth’s magnetic field is changing so quickly that researchers have been forced to update to the World Magnetic Model ahead of schedule. Developed by NOAA and the British Geological Survey,…

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New York’s Green New Deal

I can’t vouch for the provenance of this, but it seems real, ~ctm On January 15, 2019 New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo did his State of the State Address. His 2019 Justice Agenda included 12 proposals under part 4 “Launching the Green New Deal”: · Mandate 100 Percent Clean Power by 2040 –…

The Guardian: President Trump’s Fault that China is Still Burning Climate Destroying Coal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the Guardian, President Trump’s imposition on trade tariffs on China is causing a breakdown in the international cooperation required for large scale climate action. Global tensions holding back climate change fight, says WEF After extreme weather-related events, there is ‘need for international cooperation’ Larry Elliott Economics editor Wed…

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…

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…