Fossil Free Yale, a group pushing the university to divest itself from fossil fuels, told the Yale Daily News that frigid, snowy weather set for this weekend will mean their global warming protest will have to be postponed.
“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.” • Kenneth Watt, Ecologist, Earth Day 1970
Environmentalist, Liberal, Obama, Funny, Oops
President Obama always had the support of the environmental movement — until he tried to construct his lavish presidential center on sensitive parkland in Chicago’s South Side. Now, local community activists have filed a lawsuit demanding answers about the Barack Obama Presidential Center’s “impact on the environment and character of historic Jackson Park.”
“Like the public generally, we find the Obama Foundation and City of Chicago not forthcoming,”... The group’s FOIA request, filed Nov. 3, sought information on a host of environmental impact issues, including “potential flooding and run-off,” “avian-migration and nesting issues,” and “impact on local microclimate and temperatures in Jackson Park.”
Environmentalist, Liberal, Degeneracy, Funny, Science, Experts, Education, Waste, Healthcare, Metaphor
Insects, blood and faeces may not sound particularly appetitising, but they are among the produce we should consider eating if we want our food to be sustainable and healthy, according to a team of chefs and scientists in Denmark... Scientists, artists chefs, designers and specialists in education are all rolling their sleeves up and getting stuck in to the cause.
Environmentalist, Liberal, Sex, Degeneracy, Funny, Crazy
Jennifer Reed, a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is writing a dissertation on ecosexuality, and says that the number of people who identify as ecosexuals has increased markedly in the past two years. And Google search data confirms that interest in the term has spiked dramatically over the past year. We may look back on 2016 as the year ecosexuality hit the mainstream...
On one end, it encompasses people who try to use sustainable sex products, or who enjoy skinny dipping and naked hiking. On the other are "people who roll around in the dirt having an orgasm covered in potting soil," she said. "There are people who f*** trees, or masturbate under a waterfall."
Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Funny, Science, Narrative, Oops
A group of adventurers, sailors, pilots and climate scientists that recently started a journey around the North Pole in an effort to show the lack of ice, has been blocked from further travels by ice... Their objective, as laid out by their website, was to demonstrate “that the Arctic sea ice coverage shrinks back so far now in the summer months that sea that was permanently locked up now can allow passage through.”
Government, Incompetence, Funny, Science, Politics, Waste, Feminism
The National Science Foundation has spent more than $400,000 on a study that published scientific results on the “relationship between gender and glaciers.”
The paper “Glaciers, gender, and science,” published in January 2016, concluded that “ice is not just ice,” urging scientists to take a “feminist political ecology and feminist postcolonial” approach when they study melting ice caps and climate change.
Environmentalist, Liberal, Incompetence, Funny, Oops, Energy, Protest, Metaphor
Greenpeace built a solar-and-battery microgrid for a village that had been waiting for decades to get access to central grid power.
The villagers were disappointed to find that solar power was both expensive and unable to provide enough juice for the village's needs. As the story says, "When the former chief minister of Bihar state visited to inaugurate the [solar microgrid], villagers lined up to protest, chanting, 'We want real electricity, not fake electricity!'"
Environmentalist, Liberal, Funny, Brilliance
Fifty thousand bumblebees will be honored in a memorial this weekend at the Wilsonville Target where a majority of the insects died. State officials directly linked the die-off to trees that had been sprayed with the insecticide Safari. Rozzell Medina, of Portland, said on the Facebook page that the event will "memorialize these fallen lifeforms and talk about the plight of the bees and their importance to life on Earth."
MSNBC Needs Remedial
Liberals having a bit of trouble with sciencey stuff.
Environmentalist, Funny, Crazy
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The elk was honored with a makeshift memorial of candles, songs and stories. Several hundred people attended a vigil Sunday in Boulder, Colo., for the elk that was killed by a police officer. It had wandered into a neighborhood, where it was fatally shot by an on-duty police officer.
Seattle Environmental Whackos
Sing About Plastic Bags
At a city council meeting in Seattle, Wash., advocates for a ban on plastic bags in the city dressed up in plastic bags and sang a baggie-themed carol before the council.
Environmentalist, Warming, Funny, Oops
A ship which was used to rescue by helicopter 52 people from a trapped Antarctic ship has now found itself in need of rescue – after it got stuck in heavy ice. Having not moved for several days while preparing to airlift the passengers, the Chinese-owned Snow Dragon is now wedged in ice.
Environmentalist, Liberal, Government, Funny, Crazy, Tolerance, Regulation
Bolivia is set to pass the world's first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country's rich mineral deposits as "blessings" and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry.
Tree Hugging Moonbats Crying Over Trees
Earth First! Cries About Trees. Warning: Disturbing Content.
A Tree Responds To Tree-Huggers
Environmentalist, Liberal, Funny, Brilliance, Crazy, Justice, Law
What if a trimmed tree could sue as an amputee or a shucked clam could claim wrongful eviction?... "What if nature had rights?" said Shannon Biggs, with Global Exchange. "What if the Amazon could sue an oil company for environmental damage?"
Democrat, Environmentalist, Liberal, Funny, Science, Brilliance, Oops, Demagoguery
“We’re seeing the reality of a lot of the North Pole starting to evaporate, and we could get to a tipping point. Because if it evaporates to a certain point – they have lanes now where ships can go that couldn’t ever sail through before. And if it gets to a point where it evaporates too much, there’s a lot of tundra that’s being held down by that ice cap.”
Democrat Henry Waxman:
The North Pole is Evaporating
"There’s a lot of tundra that’s being held down by that ice cap."... Thanks to The Party of Science for weighing in.
Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Funny, Narrative, Metaphor
Climate change is expected to alter the global industry in fruits and nuts dramatically as tree crops such as pistachios and cherries struggle in the rising temperatures, researchers said.