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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Climate tweets for 17 October 2014

Florida denier pols challenged as rising sea levels get more real:
http://wapo.st/1piKpGn  via @washingtonpost 
[flooding, science, denial]

Spot Water Shortages Begin in Sao Paulo:
http://bloom.bg/1rzns11  via @BloombergNews 
[Brazil, drought]

When Climate Change Has Already Come: @CityLab:
http://www.citylab.com/weather/2014/10/when-climate-change-has-already-come/381389/
[sea level, Virginia]

Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry: @COindependent:
http://www.coloradoindependent.com/149800/desert-drought-dust-ups-avalanche-danger-in-colorado-backcountry

South Pacific climate activists blockade Australia coal port:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-29658363 … via @BBCNews
[sea level, flooding]

Businesses go green, little faith in U.N. climate plan:
http://www.trust.org/item/20141016134540-vwbuy/?source=shtw … via @TR_Foundation 
[investing, divestment, risk]

Curry Advocates Against Action on Climate Change: @HuffPostGreen:
http://huff.to/1rHb3YT
[Judith Curry, science, denial]

RT TGWF @greenwebfound:
Do you want Twitter to stop burning #coal? Sign the petition @Avaaz:
http://bit.ly/1ocRRYv  #climatemarch continues online!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Climate tweets for 16 October 2014

This new study explains why fracking won't solve the climate crisis: @MotherJones:
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/10/study-fracking-natural-gas-climate-change
[natural gas, science, energy]

Plants absorb more CO2 than we thought, but ... : @ConversationEDU:
http://theconversation.com/plants-absorb-more-co2-than-we-thought-but-32945
[science]

Peru says its glaciers shrank 40% in four decades from climate change: @Reuters:
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/10/15/peru-climatechange-glacier-idINL2N0SA39P20141015
[sea level, water]

Newly released study vastly underestimates worst-case scenario for sea level rise:
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/16/3580131/worst-case-sea-level-rise/
[science]

U.S. considers #climatechange plan that would mandate emission cuts: @neelaeast @latimes:
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-climate-change-proposal-20141015-story.html

Separating Science of Climate Change from Non-Science of Climate Deniers:
http://thedakepage.blogspot.com/2014/10/how-to-separate-science-of-climate.html
[denial]

As deaths mount in Nepal disasters, questions about climate change raised: @TorontoStar:
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/10/15/four_canadians_killed_in_avalanche_in_nepal_other_trekkers_still_stranded.html

Revealed: the companies doing the most to combat climate change: @cdproject:
https://t.co/YrVzTkwdbO
[investing, divestment]

Why climate 'uncertainty' is no excuse for doing nothing: @ConversationEDU:
http://theconversation.com/why-climate-uncertainty-is-no-excuse-for-doing-nothing-32924
[science, denial]

Can Progressives, Enviros, Scientists Save Capitalism From Pro-Collapse Polluters?:
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/14/3568601/pro-collapse-capitalism-polluters/

Why Fossil Fuel Divestment Is Working | Ethics & International Affairs:
http://www.ethicsandinternationalaffairs.org/2014/why-fossil-fuel-divestment-is-working/
[investing, risk]

RT Naomi Oreskes @NaomiOreskes:
The divestment movement is gaining steam. What can it achieve?:
http://grist.org/climate-energy/the-divestment-movement-is-gaining-steam-what-can-it-achieve/ … via @grist
[investing, risk]

Will Climate Change Denial Become Political Liability? U.S. Treaty Envoy Thinks So: @insideclimate:
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20141015/will-climate-change-denial-become-political-liability-us-treaty-envoy-thinks-so

Tell eBay: Don't support climate change denial. Drop ALEC now! #DisruptDenial:
http://act.forecastthefacts.org/sign/yelp_ebay_yahoo/
[science, American Legislative Exchange Council]

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Climate tweets for 14 October 2014

Reservoir at 5%: Climate Change to Leave Sao Paulo’s 20 Million without Water by November?:
http://robertscribbler.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/5-percent-reservoir-capacity-climate-change-to-leave-sao-paulos-20-million-without-water-by-november/ 
[Brazil, drought]

Companies woefully unprepared for climate events: S&P:
http://www.trust.org/item/20141013161821-5ht6z/ … via @TR_Foundation
[investing, divestment, risk, Standard and Poor's]

Starting to Sting? Exxon Blasts Movement to Divest From Fossil Fuels:
http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/exxon-blasts-movement-to-divest-from-fossil-fuels-20141013
[investing, divestment, ExxonMobil, denial]

Expanding Antarctic Sea Ice Is Coastal Flooding ‘Warning Bell’: @ClimateCentral:
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/antarctica-ice-melt-sea-level-18155
[Antarctica, glaciers]

Consistent: Paul Ryan Still Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About On Climate Change:
http://thkpr.gs/3579499 
[science, denial]

When climate change comes after even the most common species: @NewsHour:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/when-climate-change-comes-after-even-the-most-common-species/
[wildlife]

Dinner with global warming contrarians, disaster for dessert: @dana1981 @guardian:
http://gu.com/p/42c4d/tw
[science, denial]

European countries still drag heels on climate as wild weather builds:
http://gu.com/p/42d6k/tw via @guardian 
[adaptation]

Opinion: Seeing U.S. business opportunity in low-carbon economy: @thehill:
http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/220412-seeing-us-business-opportunity-in-a-low-carbon-economy#.VD1FJnY_4mU.twitter

California Heat Delivers Costly Blow to Coastal San Diego: @insideclimate:
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20141014/california-heat-delivers-costly-blow-coastal-san-diego h/t @eadouglass
[heat waves, energy]

RT Concerned Scientists @UCSUSA:
Faced with ongoing exodus of funders, ALEC is suddenly in a hurry to hide its long history of denying climate change:
http://blog.ucsusa.org/alec-record-of-climate-change-disinformation-680
[science, denial, American Legislative Exchange Council, Kochs]

Joining the club: New Zealand is drying out, & here's why:
http://theconversation.com/new-zealand-is-drying-out-and-heres-why-32330 … via @ConversationEDU
[drought, food, water, farming, agriculture]


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Climate tweets for 13 October 2014

Climate change: Study reveals sea levels steady for 6,000 years before rapid rise in past 150:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-14/climate-change-study-reveals-sea-level-steady-for-6000-years/5810440
[science]

Moron alert: Coal 'good for humanity': Australia PM Tony Abbott:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-13/coal-is-good-for-humanity-pm-tony-abbott-says/5810244 … via @ABCNews 
[energy, air pollution, health, denial]

Hagel: Climate change will challenge U.S. military: @lbaldor @AP:
http://www.chron.com/news/science/article/Report-Climate-change-poses-military-challenges-5818911.php
[national security]

Lax climate policy hasn't made Canada 'energy super power': @CdnPress:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/climate+policy+hasnt+resulted+energy+super+power+status+Canada/10285196/story.html
[denial]

More Anglican dioceses join fossil fuel divestment ranks:
http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/breaking-news/more-anglicans-dioceses-join-divestment-ranks/story-fnn9c0ha-1227089056671 
[investing, Australia]

RT Cynthia @cs4colorado @cs4colorado:
.@MarkUdall is a green, environmental champion! Gardner can't answer question on climate!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNO9ANEcH3w … #SaveTheSenate
[Cory Gardner, denial]

Half of summers will soon be relentlessly hot for hundreds of millions of people: @MotherJones:
[heat waves, China]

Marchers headed to Pittsburgh to warn of #climatechange:
[investing, divestment]

When the ice vanished: Alaska town and polar bears: @ajam:
[wildlife, sea ice, Arctic]

The Planet Just Had Its Hottest September on Record: @climateprogress:
[science]

Kate Has Things to Say: Our Climate's Excellent Adventure: @DrKateMarvel:
[science]

RT Rob Hopkins @robintransition:
Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds:
[wind energy, renewable energy]

Look out below: For concrete, climate change may mean shorter lifespan:
[science]

As Minnesota's climate changes, bad air, new disease risks follow: @mprnews:
[health]


Monday, October 13, 2014

Climate tweets for 12 October 2014

RT David Spratt @djspratt:
NASA (preliminary) climate temperature data has September 2014 hottest Sept on record via @thingsbreak

Sao Paulo Facing Water Shutoffs If Withdrawals Cut: @BloombergNews:
[Brazil, drought]

Alaska: Birch trees hammered by heat, invasive insects: 
[forests, heat waves]

Not Just California: Droughts Extend Across Americas:
[water, food, agriculture, farming]

Americans Can Save More Money by Not Burning It: Study: @BloombergNews:
http://bloom.bg/1EE7cGf
[energy efficiency]

Outrage at ANU divestment shows power of its idea: http://news.anu.edu.au/2014/10/13/outrage-at-anu-divestment-shows-the-power-of-its-idea/
h/t @DrRimmer
[investing, Australian National University]

Grim outlook 4 fish as climate change makes waters warmer: @TheScotsman:
http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/grim-outlook-for-fish-as-climate-change-makes-waters-warmer-1-1109884
[wildlife, food, oceans]

Texans Getting Creative w/ Saving Water:
http://nyti.ms/1xEthzK  
[drought, Texas]

Indonesia to build $263m sea wall to protect capital from sea level rise: @TR_Foundation:
http://www.trust.org/item/20141009114608-m1auj/?source=shtw
[flooding, Jakarta]

RT Fred Bentler @Bentler:
Students continue to push WWU Foundation to divest from fossil fuel:
http://goo.gl/xtshTg
[investing, divestment, Western Washington University]

RT grist @grist:
No, there is NOT more ice at the poles -- and other denier myths debunked:
http://bit.ly/1xml03o
[science, denial] 

.@TomSteyer's climate change crusade focuses on midterm races, for now:
http://fw.to/yZoMgCg 

Republicans flail about looking for alternative to climate denialism: @drgrist:
http://grist.org/politics/republicans-flail-about-looking-for-alternative-to-climate-denialism/
pscience, denial]


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Climate tweets for 10 October 2014

Acid Oceans Could Deal Heavy Blow to Fishing-Dependent Nations: @IPSnews:
[acidification, food]

Methane ‘Hot Spot’: Huge, But Nothing Compared to Other Methane Sources:
[science]

Hundreds of Hunting, Fishing Groups Voice Support for Action on Climate:
[wildlife]

Miami Uses Pumps (& lots of $) to Battle Flooding from Sea Level Rise:
[Florida, adaptation]

California drought pushes BC food prices higher (video): @vancouversun:
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/California+drought+pushes+local+food+prices+higher/10278895/story.html 
[British Columbia, Canada, water, agriculture]

#GenCO2? Pricing Arctic change, for boardrooms & soccer moms alike: @TheDailyClimate:
http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/doorstep/whiteman-climate-costs

Few U.S. states preparing for climate change, study says: @neelaeast @latimes:
http://fw.to/yZa3DHU
[adaptation]

Global CO2 pricing scheme surfaces ahead of 2015 climate summit: @Euractiv:
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/sustainable-dev/global-co2-pricing-scheme-surfaces-ahead-2015-climate-summit-309072
[carbon tax]

RT Andrew Freedman @afreedma:
.@capitalweather maybe your comparison of @curryja and @JohnKerry on #climate could note which view most climate scientists agree w/?

RT Anders Hedberg @anheepc:
2057. #NewEngland #ocean #species shifted as much as 200 mi north, @NOAANCDC reports:
http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/ 

RT ClimateCommunication @ClimateComms:
Wall Street Journal offers a skewed climate perspective from Judith Curry:
http://blog.ucsusa.org/wall-street-journal-offers-a-skewed-climate-perspective-from-judith-curry-681#.VDgybbVK3HY.twitter

The Vast Benefits Of Energy Efficiency: In Shocker, @nytimes Op-Ed Confuses:
http://thkpr.gs/3578131
[New York Times]


Friday, October 10, 2014

Climate tweets for 9 October 2014

‘The Other CO2 Problem’: How Acidic Oceans Will Cost Our Economy Billions:
[acidification, fishing, food]

Catching on: Californians make big cuts in water usage, report says:
[drought]

Sea Level Rise Making Flooding Routine for U.S. Coastal Cities: @ClimateCentral:
[science]

Minister touts evangelicals' role facing climate change: @jaxdotcom:
http://jaxne.ws/1xtHPCd
[faith, religion]

"[I]nvestment in the fossil fuel industry [is] unethical, socially irresponsible ...":
http://www.presbyterian.org.nz/speaking-out/what-weve-said/media-releases/presbyterian-church-to-consider-divestment-of-fossil-fuel
[New Zealand, Presbyterian Church, investing, divestment]

Glasgow University 1st in U.K. to sell its fossil fuel investments: @BBCNews:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29547137
[investing, divestment]

California leads on climate change, says 50-state tool: @usatoday:
http://usat.ly/1xrn1ez  

Congressman: ‘I Am a Scientist’ & There’s No Evidence of Human-Caused Climate Change:
http://thkpr.gs/3577919
[science, denial, Dan Benishek, Michigan]

RT Alan Nogee @alannogee:
Yes, yes. RT @tcktcktck: Phasing out coal is cheapest way to emissions reductions and lo-C economy. @climatepolicy:
http://bit.ly/1sicT8P 
[energy]

RT BulletinOfTheAtomic @BulletinAtomic:
Is it possible to have any fun at all without burning fossil fuels?:
http://ow.ly/CpfLg
[energy]

RT Climate Reality @ClimateReality:
Ruffed grouse: This beauty could fly away forever from North Carolina.
http://bit.ly/1utO2yB  @audubonsociety
[wildlife, birds]