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“Whenever you burn conventional fuel, you create carbon dioxide. [....] The carbon dioxide is invisible, it is transparent, you can’t smell it, it is not dangerous to health, so why should one worry about it?  Carbon dioxide has a strange property. It transmits visible light but it absorbs the infrared radiation which is emitted from the earth. Its presence in the atmosphere causes a greenhouse effect [....] It has been calculated that a temperature rise corresponding to a 10 per cent increase in carbon dioxide will be sufficient to melt the icecap and submerge New York. All the coastal cities would be covered, and since a considerable percentage of the human race lives in coastal regions, I think that this chemical contamination is more serious than most people tend to believe.”  Edward Teller, Physicist, 1959 (source)

 

 

The countries most vulnerable to climate change (source)

 

 

The foremost issue of our time, climate change, is happening – check the science (97% of Climate Scientsts Agree).  The planet is in a warming period (versus an ice age).  Generally, developing countries are more vulnerable to the risks of climate change (excessive weather conditions, storms, floods, droughts) than developed countries.  However, it is argued that the developing countries may have accelerated the warming process through broad use of fossil fuels.  Some people think the question revolves around the level of human impact, however, ultimately the question is immaterial.  The real question is “what do we do about it?” or “how much do we help other countries?”

 

There is no final answer.  We are making this up as we go along.  So do your own research, make up your own mind, and act in the way your conscience dictates.  Whatever decisions we make, we have to live (or die) with them.

 

 

Climate Change News

 

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-11-17

TheGuardian.com

California's DIY firefighters battle alone as the richest hire private teams

Gabrielle Canon

2018-11-11

TheEnergyMix.com / The Canadian Press

Ontario Institutions, Businesses to Receive $420 million in Federal Funding as Ottawa Bypasses Queen’s Park

The Canadian Press

National Newswatch.com

2018-06-28

Wall Street Journal

Australia Becomes First Developed Nation to Repeal Carbon Tax

Rob Taylor and Rhiannon Hoyle

2018-06-11

TheGuardian.com

Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years

Agence France-Presse

2018-06-09

Bloomberg

PG&E May Face Criminal Charges After Probe of Deadly Wildfires

Mark Cediak, Pamela A. Maclean

 

2018-05-03

Mashable.com

Greenhouse gas levels hit record high

Andrew Freedman

- 410 ppm carbon dioxide

2018-03-27

YourNewsWire.com

40 New Scientific Papers Say Global Warming Does Not Exist

Sean Adl-Tabatabai

2018-04-04

Globe and Mail

Even strong climate-change believers don’t understand carbon pricing, survey shows

Mia Rabson

2018-01-16

Huffingtonpost.ca

Elizabeth May: Liberal Carbon Tax Plan A 'Failure Of Leadership'

Althia Raj

2018-01-01

TheGuardian.com

On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

Benjamin Franta

2017-12-01

Oxford Academic

World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

William J. Ripple  Christopher Wolf  Thomas M. Newsome  Mauro Galetti Mohammed Alamgir  Eileen Crist  Mahmoud I. Mahmoud  William F. Laurance 15,364 scientist signatories from 184 countries

2017-07-08

Vice News

Climate Change is Shaping the Future of Food

Arielle Duhaime-Ross

AO Info: Farmland Development

2017-07-10

Daily Intelligencer / New York Magazine

The Uninhabitable Earth

David Wallace-Wells

- Too hot for humans

2017-04-28

Youtube / Andrew Says

Climate Change: Where did '97%' Come From?

Andrew Says

2017-04-21

Scientific American

We Just Breached the 410 PPM Threshold for CO2

Brian Kahn

2017-01-05

Pri.org

With melting glaciers and mining, Bolivia’s water is running dangerously low

Ricardo Martinez

AO Info: Water - Droughts

 

2016-10-05

NewAtlas.com

World's reservoirs pumping out more greenhouse gas than Canada, study finds

Nick Lavars

AO Info:  Renewables - Hydro

2016-10-05

EcoWatch / James Hansen

4 Reasons the Paris Agreement Won’t Solve Climate Change

James Hansen

2016-10-05

EcoWatch / Michael Brune

'Signed, Sealed and Delivered': Paris Climate Agreement Reaches Major Milestone

Michael Brune

2016-07-01

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

‘Guacamole-Thick’ Algae Takes Over Florida’s Atlantic Coast, 4 Counties Declare State of Emergency

Lorraine Chow

AO Info:  Water

2016-06-28

EcoWatch / Katie Pohlman

Louisiana’s Vanishing Island: America’s First Climate Refugees

Katie Pohlman

2016-02-26

Environmental Defence

Statement by Environmental Defence’s Keith Brooks on Ontario’s 2016 Budget

Allen Braude

2016-03-19

Fairfax Free Citizen

“Carbon Pollution” Claptrap

Dr. Klaus Kaiser

2015-12-17

CBC News

World's lakes are warming surprisingly quickly due to climate change

Emily Chung

2015-11-10

EcoWatch / Climate Reality Project

What’s Going on in Antarctica? Is the Ice Melting or Growing?

 

2015-10-18

National Geographic

5 Things You Need to Know About Climate Change | Explorer

Bill Nye The Science Guy

2015-07-30

1millionwomen / Carbon Engineering

Blog:  This giant wall sucks CO2 out of the air!

Youtube video link (7 mins)

2015-07-26

PragerU.com

Video: What They Haven't Told You about Climate Change (5 mins)

Patrick Moore

2015-07-17

CNSNews.com

Nobel Winner to Obama on Global Warming: 'Mr. President, You're Wrong'

Kathleen Brown

2015-06-09

Express.co.uk

'Global warming the greatest scam in history' claims founder of Weather Channel

Jason Taylor

2015-05-31

Fox News

Unprecedented amount of water toxins to blame for turtle deaths

Associated Press

- saxitoxin

2015-05-24

NDTV

Over 400 Die in Heat Wave; 127 Reportedly Dead in Last 24 Hours

India

2015-05-24

Click2Houston.com

Storms bring destruction to Texas and Oklahoma

 

2015-05-08

EcoWatch / Sarah Lazare

Global Carbon Levels Surpass 400 ppm for First Time Ever for Entire Month

Sarah Lazare

- 400 ppm carbon dioxide

2015-05-08

Climate Change Dispatch

The UN is using climate change as a tool not an issue

Maurice Newman

2015-05-07

CBC News

Carbon dioxide global levels surpass daunting milestone

Associated Press

- global COlevels surpass 400 ppm (NOAA)

2015-05-02

StarTribune.com

Climate change is a culprit in decline of Minnesota walleye

Josephine Marcotty

2015-04-27

Telegraph

Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures

Christopher Booker

(NOAA)

2015-04-13

Toronto Star

Kathleen Wynne says doing nothing would be costlier than cap-and-trade

Richard J. Brennan

2015-03-18

Globe and Mail

Complete shift to renewable energy within Canada’s reach, academics say

Ivan Semeniuk, Shawn McCarthy

2015-02-17

TheWeatherNetwork.com

Southern Ontario chill:  How cold is it?

 

2015-02-07

Telegraph (UK)

The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever

Christopher Booker

2015-01-24

Telegraph (UK)

Climategate, the sequel: How we are STILL being tricked with flawed data on global warming

Christopher Booker

2015-01-22

EcoWatch / Stefanie Spear

Senate Votes 98-1 That Climate Change Is Not a Hoax, But…

Stefanie Spear

2015-01-21

Youtube / TEDx Talks

Seven surprising results from the reduction of Arctic Sea ice cover | David Barber | TEDxUManitoba

David Barber

2015-01-21

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Obama: No Challenge Poses a Greater Threat Than Climate Change

Anastasia Pantsios

2015-01-21

EcoWatch / Stefanie Spear

BP Shareholders Urge Oil Giant to Face Up to Climate Risks

Stefanie Spear

2015-01-12

Daily Mail (UK)

Volcanoes ARE cooling Earth: Aerosols from small eruptions have reduced global temperatures and tropical rainfall

Richard Gray

2014-12-05

Youtube / Susan Duclos

Inuit Elders Warn Earth HAS Shifted

Susan Duclos

2014-11-28

Toronto Star

Canadians want action on reducing greenhouse gasses, poll shows

Raveena Aulakh

2014-11-19

WCVB.com

Lake-effect snow pummels New York State, closes Thruway

(USA)

2014-11-02

The Guardian

IPCC: rapid carbon emission cuts vital to stop severe impact of climate change

Damian Carrington

2014-11-02

Mashable

UN climate report urges end to fossil fuel emissions by 2100

The Associated Press

2014-10-07

Daily Mail (UK)

Antarctic sea ice hits record levels as it reaches 20 MILLION square kilometers for time time since records began in 1979

 

2014-09-22

Film for Action

Eight Pseudoscientific Climate Claims Debunked by Real Scientists

Bill Moyers & Company

2014-09-21

Global Research News

More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims

 

2014-09-09

Bridge River Lillooet News

Climate change to wipe out, move habitat for 100s of birds species: Audubon

The Canadian Press

2014-09-01

EcoWatch / Climate News Network

New Satellite Maps Show World’s Major Ice Caps Melting at Unprecedented Rate

Tim Radford, Climate News Network

2014-08-31

Daily Mail (UK)

Myth of arctic meltdown

David Rose

2014-08-07

Youtube / Think Big – Bill Nye

Bill Nye to Climate Change Deniers: You Can’t Ignore Facts Forever (5 mins)

Bill Nye

2014-07-05

Daily Mail (UK)

Global warming computer models confounded as Antarctic sea ice hits new record high with 2.1million square miles more than is usual for time of year

David Rose

- US using temperature estimates?

2014-04-15?

Environmental Defense

Reality Check: Climate Change and the Tar Sands

 

2014-01-17

No Frakking Consensus (Blog)

The Invisible Judith Curry

Donna Laframboise

2014-01-15

Spiegel International (UK)

Green Fade-Out:  Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals

Gregor Peter Schmitz

2014-01-06

Toronto Star

Is global warming a myth?

Raveena Aulakh

2014-01-01

Daily Mail (UK)

A dose of COLD reality: The ironic saga of the eco-campaigners trying to highlight global warming and melting ice caps trapped in the freezing Antarctic

James Delingpole

2013-11-28

Globe and Mail

No climate-change deniers to be found in the reinsurance business

Eric Reguly

2013-10-29

Common Dreams

How Science is Telling Us all to Revolt

Naomi Klein

2013-10-29

Suzuki Foundation

Canada admits Barack Obama can help it achieve emissions targets

Tyler Bryant

2013-09-23

Washington Post

Antarctic sea ice hit 35-year record high Saturday

Jason Samenow

2013-05-13

EcoWatch / TckTckTck

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach Record High of 400ppm

Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

2013-03-04

Youtube / TED

Allan Savory: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change

Allan Savory

- desertification

2013-01-21

Youtube / wonderingmind42

The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See (10 mins)

Is climate change happening?  Maybe.

2012-05-31

EcoWatch

World Leaders Fail to Address Climate Crisis: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Measurements Exceed 400 PPM

Atmospheric CO2 exceeds 400ppm (NOAA)

2012-02-16

Youtube / Carbon Engineering

Carbon Engineering - Industrial-scale capture of CO2 from ambient air

 

2008-05-28

Youtube / Chasing Ice

"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO

Exposure Labs

Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski

- breakup at Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland

2008-03-01

The Guardian

James Lovelock: 'enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan'

Decca Aitkenhead

2006

 

An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore

 

 

Other Climate Change Information:

 

Carbon Tax (wikipedia)

 

97% consensus (It’s Okay to be Smart (7 mins))

 

97% consensus (Dr. Roy Spencer (6 mins))  

 

97% consensus (Andrew Says (13 mins))

 

 

Link to Ontario’s Air Quality Index

 

www.theguardian.com -- Alan Rusbridger podcasts:

 

The biggest story in the world:  episode 5 – economics (Larry Elliot, the Guardian’s economics editor)

 

 

 

Weather Geoengineering / Cloud Seeding / Weather Modification / Chemtrails

 

It’s a fact -- some planes are spraying chemicals into the air (i.e. to limit insurance hazards such as large hailstones (article)).  Also scientists have tried/are trying to modify the weather to control climate and weather patterns (Dr. Michio Kaku).  Additionally, it is suspected that chemicals have been sprayed over protest groups to make protesters uncomfortable (article).  

 

Proponents like Physics Professor Dr. Michio Kaku tout the benefits of weather control – for agriculture: droughts and floods, lightening suppression, hail suppression, biological responses, boundary layer energy exchange, remote sensing (.pdf); commercial: big events & sensitive buildings; and for military.

 

Opponents show concern that the chemicals may be harmful to human health; and indignation that the population is being dosed without consent.  They want to know how pervasive is this practice?

 

High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), a U.S. top secret military installation that some believe is being used to weaponize the weather.

 

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-05-10

CBC Radio

Geoengineering could help fight climate change, but topic politically taboo, says scientist

 

2018-01-26

CBC Radio

Geoengineering could hold back climate warming - but what if the dam bursts?

 

2018-01-22

Sciencemag.org

Does cloud seeding really work? An experiment above Idaho suggests humans can turbocharge snowfall

Angus Chen

2017-10-11

CBC The National

Can geoengineering save the planet from climate change?

 

2017-07-28

CBC Radio

Who’s in charge of geoengineering the planet?

 

2016-11-24

Collective Evolution

Standing Rock Camp Being Sprayed with “Chemical Agents” by low flying aircrafts at night

Arjun Walia

 

2016-11-19

Youtube / Victor G

NoDAPL: Chemicals sprayed over NoDAPL protesters at Standing Rock

AO Info - DAPL

- Snopes counters claim

2016-08-03

Global News

Hail suppression team unusually busy with southern Alberta storms

Mia Sosiak

2016-01-29

CBC Radio

The Planet Remade – through geoengineering

 

2015-02-28

Youtube / JohnLothe

wtf is that: Geoengineering (2 mins)

John Lothe

2014-06-07

Youtube / TruthMediaFilms

SKYSCRATCH – The Geoengineering/Chemtrail Cover Up (NEW 2014 Documentary)(55 mins)

TruthMediaFilms

2013/2016

Youtube / Cuckoo for Kaku

Michio Kaku – Controlling the Weather

Dr. Michio Kaku on CBS

2009-09

The Royal Society

Geoengineering the climate – Science, governance and uncertainty

 

 

Other Information:

 

Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (www.c2g2.net)

 

http://stopsprayingus.com/

 

 

 

 

 

“It’s no longer an environmental story.  This is a story where the science is settled and it’s now all about politics and economics.”   Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian (source audio at 3:44)

 

 

“No challenge—no challenge—poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does—14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century.”  Barak Obama, President, USA (State of the Union Address 2015)

 

 

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