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Yale Climate Connections: “Ask Sara… ‘How is climate change affecting summer weather?'”

Guest eye-roll by David Middleton From Yale Climate Connections ASK SARA ‘How is climate change affecting summer weather?’ Look out for heat waves, dangerous deluges, and air pollution. By Sara Peach Monday, July 1, 2019 Dear Sara,I would like to read your prediction of the effects of climate change on the traditional four weather seasons.…

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Yahoo! Finance ExxonMobil Divestment Fail

Guest slam dunk by David Middleton Yahoo! finance… A Major Shareholder Has Divested From Exxon Say Contributor July 2, 2019 One of ExxonMobil’s biggest shareholders, Legal & General Investment Management, has removed the company from its $6.3 billion “Future World” funds over its failure to respond to climate change. LGIM, among Britain’s largest asset managers,…

Divestment Goes Full-Billy Madison

Guest ridiculing by David Middleton This post employs Billy Madison as a euphemism. Fossil fuel divestment is, by definition, Billy Madisoned. It is a concerted effort hold back or slow down fossil fuel production by cutting off access to capital. Fossil fuel divestment is “a really futile and stupid gesture”. An investment can only be…