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 Post subject: Re: Climate change
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 13:34 
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So I should feel bad that my next holiday will see me taking my ridiculous car overseas to eat steaks, and add hundreds of food miles to the large volume of beer I bring back?

If you don't have kids, your carbon is thoroughly offset.

Or a dog.


What's the carbon footprint of cat ownership?

Cats reduce emissions.

I noticed this. Bravo.

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 Post subject: Re: Climate change
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:58 
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Two years ago, Inside Climate News and Los Angeles Times investigations found that while Exxon Mobil internally acknowledged that climate change is man-made and serious, it publicly manufactured doubt about the science. Exxon has been trying unsuccessfully to smother this slow-burning PR crisis ever since, arguing the findings were “deliberately cherry picked statements.” But the company’s problems have grown to include probes of its business practices by the New York and Massachusetts attorneys general and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Now, science historian Naomi Oreskes and Harvard researcher Geoffrey Supran have published the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis of Exxon’s climate communications that adds more heft to these charges. Exxon dared the public to “read all of these documents and make up your own mind,” in a company blog post in 2015. The new paper, “Assessing ExxonMobil’s Climate Change Communications,” in the journal Environmental Research Letters, takes up the challenge. Oreskes and Supran systematically analyze nearly 40 years of Exxon’s scientific research, reports, internal documents, and advertisements, and find a deep disconnect between how the company directly communicated climate change and its internal memos and scientific studies.

“The issue of taking things out of context or cherry-picking data is an important one, and one all historians and journalists deal with,” Oreskes tells Mother Jones. “When Exxon Mobil accuses journalists of cherry-picking, there is a way we can address that; there are analyses we can do to avoid these issues. Well, if you think the LA Times is cherry-picking [examples], we’ll look at all of them. Nobody can say we are selecting things out of context.”

Their content analysis examines how 187 company documents treated climate change from 1977 through 2014. Researchers found that of the documents that address the causes of climate change, 83 percent of its peer-reviewed scientific literature and 80 percent of its internal documents said it was real and man-made, while the opposite was true of the ads. The researchers analyzed ads published in the New York Times between 1989 and 2004. In those ads, 81 percent expressed doubt about the scientific consensus, tending to emphasize the “uncertainty’ and “knowledge gap,” while just 12 percent affirmed the science.

The same pattern holds for how Exxon has addressed the seriousness of the consequences of climate change. Downplaying the impacts is another tactic climate deniers tend to use to call for more delays in implementing policies that curb fossil fuel use. Sixty percent of Exxon’s peer-reviewed papers and 53 percent of its internal documents acknowledge serious impacts—a 1982 internal document lists flooding and sea level rise and a 2002 paper lists coral reef bleaching and the disintegration of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet among them—but Exxon’s ads were more likely to claim, “The sky is not falling.”
Oreskes and Supran write that Exxon “contributed quietly to the science and loudly to raising doubts about it.”


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 Post subject: Re: Climate change
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 22:17 
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Humans responsible for heating the Earth, US report says

In the largest climate science report ever published, the nation's top scientists say climate change is real, and humans are the cause.

The Earth is hotter, climate change is real, and humans are the most likely cause, according to a report released Friday by the US government.

The federally mandated Climate Science Special Report is the first of two volumes prepared by the country's top scientists for the president, Congress and the public. The report was prepared by hundreds of scientists, who examined more than 1,500 scientific studies and reports to write it. This is the fourth National Climate Assessment, which must be published every four years, according to the Global Change Research Act of 1990.

"The Climate Science Special Report lays out the most recent scientific evidence of climate change, once again confirming that climate change is real, it's happening now, and human activity is the primary cause," Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, said in a statement.

The last three years have been the warmest on record, according to the report, which expects climate-related extremes to continue. The federal report also makes clear that human activity is responsible for climate change. It was peer reviewed by the National Academy of Sciences. The White House Office of Science and Technology signed off on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Climate change
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 22:22 
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This is the fourth National Climate Assessment, which must be published every four years, according to the Global Change Research Act of 1990.


Objection: maths.

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 Post subject: Re: Climate change
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 16:43 
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 Post subject: Re: Climate change
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 23:58 
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It's dry here in NSW, so so dry and we aren't in a warm period by any means. Everything is brown and dry and dying. I can't remember when we last saw good, heavy, consistent rain.

It's obviously causing a lot of problems all over the place (farming, wildlife, fire risks). There's a lot of concern about farming and livestock, and efforts made to raise money or even 'buy a bale' for a farmer. There's also a growing nationalism - 'why are we sending money abroad to help others instead of spending it on our own farmers?', that sort of thing. It's quite an uncomfortable feeling, like people are wanting to withdraw, close borders, and also prop up a system that is maybe, really, unsustainable.


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 Post subject: Re: Climate change
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:49 
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As far back as the 90s, Exxon was using internal climate change models to calculate how much taller to build oil derrick platforms (to compensate for sea rises) and how much longer the drilling season would be in the Arctic.

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 Post subject: Re: Climate change
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 18:25 
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