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But wait ...... there's more ....

 

Mickey Mouse from the Mickey Mouse School of the Blind, Namibia made it through onto an official list published with a major article in BioScience on Tuesday.

 

After the statement had been submitted to the journal, claiming the support of 11,000 world scientists, Mickey was joined on the list by Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts.

 

The first signature on the online list was Araminta Aadvark, professor of Zoology at University of Neasden, UK. Neasden University does not have a zoology department.

 

And finally a bit of sense .....

 

But consulting geologist, Marc Hendrickx, who highlighted the errant signatures said âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“legitimate researchers passionate about the scientific method do not do science by social mediaâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ.

 

Dodgy bunch of losers !

 

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Yea, its always easy to declare something going to happen over the next thirty years.

 

Arden doesn't have to do much of the hard work in actually implementing it.

 

according to ABC NEWS

 

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern believes the country is placing itself on the right side of history in the battle against climate change as Members of Parliament adopt a measure to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050.

 

Thursday's framework enshrines in law the new 2050 greenhouse gas reduction target and makes it a legally binding objective to keep global warming below a rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius forecast by the United Nations.

 

"Today, we have made a choice that I am proud of," Ms Ardern told Parliament.

 

"I hope it means the next generation will see that we were on the right side of history.

 

"New Zealand will not be a slow follower.

 

 

The bill accords different treatment to methane emissions from animals versus other greenhouse gases, but still targets a cut of 10 per cent in biological methane by 2030, and up to 47 per cent by 2050.

 

Last time I checked, methane contains carbon, and is a far more potent greenhouse gas than CO2, so don't see how they are going to be carbon neutral.

Of course methane only has a life in the atmosphere of around 8 years before it breaks down.

And what does it break down into??

Yep, CO2 and H2O.

 

So for all the preening about being carbon neutral, they will still end up producing heaps of Co2.

 

We are constantly told to follow the science, but only when it suits the argument.

 

 

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So it is no longer about Climate Change per se - but an index of livability.

 

Climate change is going to be rolled into a livability index measuring not only temperature change, but the number of people on earth, the amount of forests we clear, the amount of meat we eat etc etc.

 

One thing about these climate change loonies, they are flexible. If they are losing one argument they throw in another parameter.

(they sound like my wife- can never win an argument with her.)

 

 

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and next flying climate airways we have the US Federal Reserve...if this is fanaticism theyre going all in.....

 

EnvironmentNovember 9, 2019 / 3:52 AM / Updated 6 hours ago<h1 class="ArticleHeader_headline">Fed sees climate change shaping economy, policy</h1>

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. central bank signaled on Friday it may be getting ready to join international peers in incorporating climate change risk into its assessments of financial stability, and may even take it into account when setting monetary policy.

 

âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“To fulfill our core responsibilities, it will be important for the Federal Reserve to study the implications of climate change for the economy and the financial system and to adapt our work accordingly,âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ Fed Governor Lael Brainard said in remarks released at the start of the Fedâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s first-ever conference on climate change and economics.

 

The Fed, she said, will need to look at how to keep banks and the financial system resilient amid risks from extreme weather, higher temperatures, rising sea levels and other effects of the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

 

And increasingly, she said, âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“it will be important for the Federal Reserve to take into account the effects of climate change and associated policies in setting monetary policy to achieve our objectives of maximum employment and price stability.âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ

 

Brainardâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s comments mark a shift for the Fed, which lags other major central banks that have made climate change an explicit part of their financial stability remits. Her talk, the first sheâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s given in her five-year tenure at the Fed that even mentions the subject, suggests she and her colleagues are taking the risks and costs of global warming seriously.

 

The U.S. central bankâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s attention to global warming comes even as President Donald Trumpâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s administration denies it exists. Trump on Monday notified the United Nations that the United States will in 12 months leave the Paris Climate Accord, under which 195 nations agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to prevent catastrophic planetary warming.

 

Scientists are in broad agreement that carbon dioxide from cars, power plants and other human sources are behind the climate change thatâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s already making powerful hurricanes, severe drought, and other weather extremes more frequent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RISING RISKS, SLOWING ECONOMIES

The San Francisco Fedâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s conference, so oversubscribed that a webcast has been created to meet demand, gave policymakers a crash course in research that could change how the Fed forecasts economic growth, regulates banks, and even sets interest rates.

 

Papers presented at the conference showed how climate change has crimped growth and presented ideas on how policy, including monetary policy, can be used to mitigate harm.

 

University of Southern California professor Hashem Pesaran showed that rising average temperatures and volatile precipitation - both effects of climate change - have already slowed U.S. economic output in recent decades.

 

Meeting Paris Accord goals, the paper found, could limit losses to per capita U.S. GDP from planetary warming over the next 80 years to 3% or less, versus 14% if goals are not met.

 

Swedish central bank economist Conny Olovsson used an economic model to show losses to economic growth from imposing a carbon tax - an objection often raised by politicians and industry - would be dwarfed by the economic losses projected if carbon dioxide remains largely untaxed and global warming continues unchecked.

 

In a third paper, Nicholas Muller, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, outlined how the Fed might factor environmental circumstances into monetary policy by, for example, keeping rates lower when pollution levels were increasing, to encourage consumption before they got worse, and higher when pollution was declining, to depress spending until the environment improved.

 

 

 

 

 

ed policymakers appeared receptive to the ideas.

 

âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“Climate change is an issue we canâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢t afford to ignore,âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly said at the start of the conference, a day that also marked the one-year anniversary of a fire 150 miles north of San Francisco that killed 85 people and destroyed 14,000 homes, a conflagration blamed in part on climate change. âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“This is not a hypothetical risk of the future...the risks are here, we have to deal with them.âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ

 

Reporting by Ann Saphir and Lindsay Dunsmuir; Additional reporting by Jonnelle Marte in New York; Editing by Andrea Ricci

 

 

 

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-..._source=twitter

 

 

 

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a follow-up Q&A for the post this post is replying to

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@matsfreedom

2 weeks ago

" Since CO2 is the issue, what percentage is optimal? How little is too little? How much is too much? Is 0.04% the ideal amount for life on Earth? Without this understanding, the arguments regarding its presence in the atmosphere are incomplete, if not utterly pointless. Perhaps more is better. Perhaps a lot more is better. Perhaps less is disastrous. So, how much is just right? In addition, the current narrative is that we're all going to be dead or under water in 12 years, so why isn't the West fighting China and India with bombs and missiles to force them to comply with net zero emissions guidelines? How much of our atmosphere will be polluted with CO2, causing world wide, mass extinctions? If it's going to kill all of us, certainly the "scientific community" "

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potholer54

" @matsfreedom wrote: "Since CO2 is the issue, what percentage is optimal?" Nature doesn't care, it is whatever it is, whether the Earth is frozen over or in a hothouse. The issue is what matters for the global economy. Our civilization and our modern economy grew out of the temperature and sea level and ice quantity we have. Radically changing that will mean a hugely expensive change of economic structure. "
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https://weather.com/en-IN/india/science/new...l-warming-study

 

Red Deer are Evolving Within Decades to Adapt to Global Warming: Study

 

1BkWk0a6_normal.jpg The Weather Channel IndiaVerified account @weatherindia November 7, 2019

 

Red deer on the Isle of Rum in Scotland

are displaying one of the first evidences of wild animals evolving by altering their birthing patterns in order to adapt to global warming. And this evolution is happening in decades, not centuries! " In the new research published this week, a team of scientists, led by Dr Timothée Bonnet of the Australian National University, has âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“documented evolution in actionâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ using field records and collecting genetic data on rum deer over a 45-year period, dating back to 1972. "

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" Red deer on the Isle of Rum in Scotland are displaying one of the first evidences of wild animals evolving by altering their birthing patterns in order to adapt to global warming. And this evolution is happening in decades, not centuries!

 

Charles Darwin believed that evolution is a slow and gradual process. And until 1972, when Stephen Jay Gould proposed the theory of Punctuated Equilibrium, this was true for the scientific community. As per Jayâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s theory, species stayed structurally similar for millions of years, followed by rapid bursts of change that result in a new species. However, both the models of evolution showed that it takes hundreds and thousands of years for organisms to develop different characteristics.

 

However, the shift in the red deerâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s birthing pattern is one of the very rare instances of evolution occurring in nature over such a short period of timeï¿Â½"that too because of anthropocentric warming acting as the environmental trigger. "

 

" The shift in birth timings is down to the effects of warmer temperatures on the deerâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s behaviour and physiology. Now, researchers hope that this new adaptation may very well help the red deer population thrive as the climate continues to warm. "

 

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" Previous studies have shown that since the 1980s, red deer repeatedly began giving birth to their young ones earlier than normal. Data shows this date has been shifting backwards at a rate of about three days per decade.

 

In the new research published this week, a team of scientists, led by Dr Timothée Bonnet of the Australian National University, has âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“documented evolution in actionâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ using field records and collecting genetic data on rum deer over a 45-year period, dating back to 1972.

 

In this study, the researchers observed that the deer that give birth earlier in the year experience more reproductive success. Female red deer, called hinds, are known to give birth to a single calf each year. However, those that give birth earlier in the year produce more calves over their lifetime compared to the hinds that give birth during the latter stages of the year.

 

Subsequently, as the deer that give birth early have multiplied faster, the gene that causes birth earlier has become much more common among the rum deer population over the past few decadesï¿Â½"in line with the natural selection process from Charles Darwinâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s Theory of Evolution. "

 

 

The study is published in the journal PLOS Biology.

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