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UN REPORT: Courts Are An ‘Important Tool’ To Impose Global Warming Laws

Climate Depot - 5 hours 26 min ago
By MICHAEL BASTASCH A United Nations report published Wednesday highlights the legal risks that opponents say President Donald Trump faces if he does not withdraw from Paris climate agreement. The Paris Agreement could be used to force governments, including the Trump administration, “that have adopted climate-oriented laws to implement them,” reads the UN Environmental Program report on global warming litigation. The report [...]

Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: ‘The case for nixing the Paris Agreement’ – ‘CO2 is a benefit to humanity’

Climate Depot - 5 hours 29 min ago
By William Happer – – Tuesday, May 23, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: The United States should withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. For too long, well-meaning policymakers have been misled by propaganda, masquerading as science, that more atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) will harm the planet. Paris represents the culmination of this campaign. The pact extends into perpetuity, its very terms dispensing with [...]

Chris Horner: ‘Send the Paris climate deal to die in the Senate’

Climate Depot - 5 hours 43 min ago
President Trump will attend the G7 Summit in Italy on Friday. This meeting of foreign leaders reportedly will pressure Trump to reverse his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, as Trump repeatedly promised American votershe would do, recently comparing it to the Iran deal. For Trump, staying in the Paris Climate [...]

Greenland Ice Mass Increases To Near Record – Arctic Ice Reaches Normal Range

Climate Depot - 7 hours 13 min ago
Reports Of Arctic Ice Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated…Greenland Ice Mass Near Record By P Gosselin on 23. May 2017 Polar snow and ice cover rarely cooperates, no matter what side of the warming issue you may be on. It changes so fast. When ice cover climbs, skeptics like to claim that it shows global warming isn’t what [...]

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Is Normal

Climate Depot - 7 hours 21 min ago
https://realclimatescience.com/2017/05/arctic-sea-ice-extent-is-normal/ Posted on May 24, 2017 by tonyheller It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on him not understanding it Upton Sinclair You won’t read about this in the press, but Arctic sea ice extent is almost exactly “normal.” N_daily_extent.png (420×500) Ice is melting very slowly, and extent is highest in [...]

TRUMP’S BUDGET ELIMINATES FUNDING FOR UN GLOBAL WARMING PROGRAMS

Climate Depot - 8 hours 20 min ago
Via: http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/23/trumps-budget-eliminates-funding-for-un-global-warming-programs/ By Michael Bastasch The Trump administration has proposed eliminating nearly $1.6 billion in international programs aimed at promoting green energy and fighting global warming.| That includes providing no funding to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF), which hands out money for programs to adapt or mitigate global warming. The White House said this [...]

‘Global warming’ is not about the science – UN Admits: ‘Climate change policy is about how we redistribute the world’s wealth’

Climate Depot - 8 hours 24 min ago
by Larry Bell Excerpt: Ottmar Edenhofer, lead author of the IPCC’s fourth summary report released in 2007 candidly expressed the priority. Speaking in 2010, he advised, “One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth.” Or, [...]

SENATOR RAND PAUL: SAY AU REVOIR TO PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT

Climate Depot - 8 hours 33 min ago
Date: 23/05/17 Sen. Rand Paul, Fox News The federal government should be beholden to one authority and one authority alone—our Constitution—and not some U.N. bureaucrats. It is my duty as a senator to uphold and defend the Constitution. One of my most important responsibilities in this role is to provide advice and consent on treaties, a [...]

Pope Gives Trump A Copy Of His Global Warming Encyclical – ‘I won’t forget what you said’

Climate Depot - 9 hours 41 min ago
By Michael BASTASCH Pope Francis gave President Donald Trump a copy of his encyclical that refers to Earth as an “immense pile of filth” and calls for phasing out fossil fuels to fight global warming. Francis gifted Trump with his 2015 letter “Laudato Si” during their half-hour meeting Wednesday, Bloomberg reported. The Pope intended for his gift to [...]

Pope Francis gave Trump 2015 encyclical on climate change

Climate Depot - 11 hours 52 min ago
By Rebecca Savransky Pope Francis on Wednesday gave President Trump a copy of his 2015 encyclical letter on the environment and climate change. Trump responded to the gifts by saying: “Well, I’ll be reading them,” according to pool reports. The Trump administration has been pushing to roll back Obama-era regulations on the environment. Trump on [...]

Chelsea Clinton: ‘Climate Change’ Connects To ‘Child Marriage’

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:50
BY: ROBERT KRAYCHIK Climate change” and “child marriage” are “interconnected” issues, said Chelsea Clinton on Monday. Participating in a left-wing discussion panel framed as a meeting for “social justice,” she was introduced as an “activist, thought leader, and change agent.” Using “climate change” as a euphemism for the narrative of anthropogenic global warming, Clinton framed the burning [...]

UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves already deal with ecosystem services and sustainable development [Letters (Online Only)]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:06
Xu et al. (1) make a most useful contribution to the debate on protected areas (PAs) in China and make a welcome focus on ecosystem services rather than threatened species. Nonetheless, their continued focus is on the establishment of PAs, rather than wider landscape-scale approaches, which are more suitable to...

Reply to Bridgewater and Babin: Need for a new protected area category for ecosystem services [Letters (Online Only)]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:56
We thank Bridgewater and Babin (1) for their perspective. We are aware of, and appreciate, the consideration of ecosystem services in the management of Biosphere Reserves. However, we see a strong imperative for establishing a protected area (PA) category focused specifically on protecting ecosystem services, for several key reasons articulated...

Conclusion that fishing-induced evolution is negligible follows from model assumptions [Letters (Online Only)]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:10
Phenotypic changes in exploited fish stocks have been reported worldwide (1), but it remains an open question how much is attributable to phenotypic plasticity (likely reversible) versus genetic change (likely slow to reverse), and whether the driver is fishing (manageable) or environmental (mostly difficult to control). Recently, Eikeset et al....

Trump’s OMB Dir. Mulvaney: No more ‘crazy’ climate spending

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:09
Via: https://www.politicopro.com/energy/whiteboard/2017/05/mulvaney-no-more-crazy-climate-spending-088145 Mulvaney: No more ‘crazy’ climate spending  By Alex Guillén 05/23/2017 11:54 AM EDT Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the White House’s 2018 budget proposal reduces spending on climate change science to correct for too much “crazy stuff” under the Obama administration. “What I think you saw happen during the [...]

Calif. Gov. Brown uses ‘Climate Change’ to Create Totalitarian State—Govt in Total Charge of Your Life

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:54
Via: http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/guv-brown-uses-climate-change-to-create-totalitarian-state-government-in-total-charge-of-your-life/ May 21, 2017 By Stephen Frank Jerry Brown is your old fashioned, European totalitarian, a dictator that does not believe in freedom.  He is using as the excuse to control your life the canard of “Climate Change”, the scam that made Al Gore one of the richest men in America and killed the hopes and dreams [...]

Reply to Enberg and Jorgensen: Ecology and evolution both matter for explaining stock dynamics [Letters (Online Only)]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:49
Enberg and Jørgensen (1) state that the “conclusion that fishing-induced evolution is negligible follows from model assumptions”. First, it goes without saying that results of model-based studies all follow from model assumptions. Second, we conclude that evolution has not been negligible (2). In fact, fisheries-induced evolution appears to have been...

Understanding the essential proton-pumping kinetic gates and decoupling mutations in cytochrome c oxidase [Chemistry]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:21
Cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) catalyzes the reduction of oxygen to water and uses the released free energy to pump protons against the transmembrane proton gradient. To better understand the proton-pumping mechanism of the wild-type (WT) CcO, much attention has been given to the mutation of amino acid residues along the...
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