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The Anthropogenic Climate Change Thread

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so called "Free" market can't deal with this.

 

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'We Are in a Climate Emergency, America': Anchorage Hits 90 Degrees for First Time in Recorded History

"The Anchorage International Airport has just reached 89 degrees. The all-time record high temperature for Anchorage has officially been broken," the Anchorage National Weather Service announced in a tweet late Thursday (Photo: Shutterstock)

With Alaska in the midst of an unprecedented heat wave that experts say is driven by the climate crisis, Anchorage—the state's largest city—reached an all-time high temperature of 90 degrees on Thursday.

"At 5 pm [Thursday] afternoon, Anchorage International Airport officially hit 90 degrees for the first time on record," the Anchorage National Weather Service announced in a tweet early Friday.

"Free Market"

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At various times, OPEC members have displayed apparent anti-competitive cartel behavior through the organization's agreements about oil production and price levels. In fact, economists often cite OPEC as a textbook example of a cartel that cooperates to reduce market competition, as in this definition from OECD's Glossary of Industrial Organisation Economics and Competition Law:

 

 

 

 

"apparent" 😂

Expecting these people do do anything is absurd.

 

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1 hour ago, FrostyWinnipeg said:

"Forbes listed Cline number 1,281 on its billionaires list with an estimated net worth of $1.8 billion"

1,280 people with more billions than him.

 1.8 billion is chicken feed these days in that class.

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Last year Adidas sold a million pairs of shoes made out of plastic collected from beaches or fished out of the ocean.

The plastic shoe line was produced in collaboration with the environmental group Parley for the Oceans.

It was so popular, Adidas has announced it will soon produce all of its shoes from only recycled plastic.

 

https://returntonow.net/2019/07/03/adidas-pledges-to-makes-all-shoes-from-only-recycled-plastic-by-2024/

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According to the recently published 2019 United States Energy Employment Report (USEER 2019), coal provides one of the lowest number of energy jobs in the power industry. When it comes to grid-related energy jobs, solar is the clear winner, providing more employment than coal, natural gas, and oil put together. Here’s the breakdown:

Solar jobs: 242,343

Natural gas jobs: 112,685

Coal jobs: 86,202

All fossil fuel jobs together: 211,469

Fun fact: if you include part-time solar workers, USEER says there were another 92,649 people working in the solar industry, bringing the total solar energy jobs to 334,992 in 2018!

 

https://www.freeingenergy.com/there-are-more-us-jobs-in-solar-than-all-fossil-fuels-put-together/

Pay attention Alberta please.

 

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34 minutes ago, wanna-b-fanboy said:

That is pretty great numbers and is a very encouraging paradigm shift.

It would be interesting to see the salaries and how each compare.

Don't know, I did read that the starting salary for wind turbine tech is around twenty us dollars an hour.

and the job totals quoted did not include wind..... 2017, 100,000 people working in wind energy.

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Costs from all commercially available renewable power generation technologies declined in 2018. The global weighted-average cost of electricity declined 26% year-on-year for concentrated solar power (CSP), followed by bioenergy (-14%), solar photovoltaic (PV) and onshore wind (both -13%), hydropower (-12%), geothermal and offshore wind (both -1%), the report finds.

Continuing cost declines, meanwhile, underline renewable power as a low-cost climate and decarbonisation solution. Within IRENA’s global database, over three-quarters of the onshore wind and four-fifths of the utility-scale solar PV project capacity due to be commissioned in 2020 should provide lower-priced electricity than the cheapest new coal-fired, oil or natural gas option, the report notes.

The report draws on IRENA’s cost database of around 17 000 renewable power generation projects and 9 000 auction and power purchase agreements for renewable power.

 

 

 

https://www.irena.org/publications/2019/May/Renewable-power-generation-costs-in-2018

 

Remarkable cost declines.

 

........(General electric just closed a brand new gas fired plant)

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On Sunday, July 14, Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert in Nunavut hit a record temperature of 21.0°C breaking the previous all-time record of 20.0°C that was set back on July 8, 1956. This is the highest temperature ever recorded north of 80°N! Did you know that it was warmer in Alert, NU on Sunday than it was in Victoria, BC, which “only” reached a high of 20.6°C! Numerous other northern communities have also shattered temperature records in the last few days including Iqaluit, NU, where the mercury climbed to 23.5°C on July 9th – setting a new record high temperature for this day. 

This unprecedented heatwave continued into Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, July 16th, but will end on Wednesday July 17th.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Mark F said:

That is scary. And sad.

Waiting now for some poster to debunk that picture with another picture from earlier, inadvertently with more evidence of climate change.

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4 hours ago, Mark F said:

My neighbours are from Switzerland, they say skiing in the Alps has has changed drastically over the last 10 years, less runs and the ones they have are getting shorter every year.

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in the first half of 2019, Scotland generated enough energy from wind power to supply its homes twice over.

Specifically, turbines generated 9.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity between January and June, enough to supply power to 4.47 million homes – not bad for a country that has around 2.6 million homes to its name.

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/scotland-s-wind-turbines-are-now-generating-double-what-its-residents-need

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