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DrCaleb @ Thu May 05, 2022 7:07 am

Western Canada's 2021 heat waves among most extreme on record, study shows

The record-breaking heat wave that scorched western North America last June was among the most extreme ever recorded globally, new modelling and analysis by researchers at universities in the United Kingdom shows.

The study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances found just five other heat waves since the 1960s were more extreme, based on how far they surpassed average summertime heat over the previous 10 years.

The paper shows that extremes are getting hotter as temperatures rise with climate change, said Vikki Thompson, senior research associate at the School of Geographical Sciences and Cabot Institute for the Environment at the University of Bristol.

The study projects that by around 2080, heat waves like the one last summer could have a one-in-six chance of happening every year in western North America as the effects of human-caused climate change worsen. ... -1.5889074


DrCaleb @ Thu May 05, 2022 9:11 am

Climate scientists say South Asia's heat wave (120F!) is a sign of what's to come

That's 50C. In spring. 8O


DrCaleb @ Thu May 05, 2022 9:46 am

Climate change: Spring egg-laying shifts by three weeks


DrCaleb @ Thu May 05, 2022 11:37 am

DrCaleb DrCaleb:
DrCaleb DrCaleb:

Part 2. ... bt-wbrjhi/

You may need a VPN client to watch it. The series is hitting it out of the park, with what oil companies knew versus what they said and did. And still are doing. ... ay-nte18d/


DrCaleb @ Thu May 05, 2022 11:38 am

Climate sceptic thinktank received funding from fossil fuel interests

An influential thinktank that has led the backlash against the government’s net zero policy has received funding from groups with oil and gas interests, according to tax documents seen by the Guardian and OpenDemocracy.

Though the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has always said it is independent of the fossil fuel industry, the revelations about its funding will raise questions over its campaigning.

The thinktank has always refused to disclose its donors, but tax documents filed with US authorities reveal that one of its donors has $30m (£24m) of shares in 22 companies working in coal, oil and gas.

Over four years the GWPF’s US arm, the American Friends of the GWPF, received more than $1m from US donors. The vast majority of this, $864,884, was channelled to the UK group, with some being held back for expenses. Of the £1.45m the GWPF has received in charitable donations since 2017, about 45% has come from the US.

It received $210,525 in 2018 and 2020 from the Sarah Scaife Foundation – set up by the billionaire libertarian heir to an oil and banking dynasty. The US-based foundation has $30m-worth of shares in 22 energy companies including $9m in Exxon and $5.7m in Chevron, according to its financial filings.

Between 2016 and 2020, the American Friends of the GWPF received $620,259 from the Donors Trust, which is funded by the Koch brothers, who inherited their father’s oil empire and have spent hundreds of millions of dollars funding the climate denial movement.

“It is disturbing that the Global Warming Policy Foundation is acting as a channel through which American ideological groups are trying to interfere in British democracy,” said Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. ... -interests

Shocked! Shocked, I tell you!


Scape @ Thu May 05, 2022 7:43 pm


DrCaleb @ Fri May 06, 2022 5:52 am

In sediments below Antarctic ice, scientists discover a giant groundwater system

Game changer. Under ice water means the models for ice melting, change.


DrCaleb @ Fri May 06, 2022 6:44 am

Hauling freight trains with electric locomotives is now starting to happen


DrCaleb @ Fri May 06, 2022 6:46 am

Freight trains were already electric - they used a diesel generator to provide electricity to the drive motors. So replacing the Diesel power plant with battery or hydrogen fuel cell is just a matter of will.


DrCaleb @ Fri May 06, 2022 9:48 am

Speaking of replacing a Diesel power plant . . .


The world’s biggest hydrogen fuel cell EV has started work in South Africa


Scape @ Fri May 06, 2022 2:42 pm ... WL&index=3


DrCaleb @ Fri May 06, 2022 2:48 pm


Zipperfish @ Fri May 06, 2022 2:51 pm

DrCaleb DrCaleb:

Shocked! Shocked, I tell you!

Infidel Dog's favourite one--Watts Up With That is still going too. Still as confused as ever. Like bad.


DrCaleb @ Fri May 06, 2022 3:12 pm

Zipperfish Zipperfish:
DrCaleb DrCaleb:

Shocked! Shocked, I tell you!

Infidel Dog's favourite one--Watts Up With That is still going too. Still as confused as ever. Like bad.

They would have to go swirling around the drain of convoluted misinformation in order to keep up with their denialism, when so many people see the truth right in front of them.

Can you watch those Frontline episodes? Worth 3 hours. The anger I felt after each one was substantial. They've wasted 30 years, just for profits.

Edit - I never thought of his nom de plume as that. Now it makes much more sense!


DrCaleb @ Mon May 09, 2022 6:35 am

Why our continued use of fossil fuels is creating a financial time bomb



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