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  1. chdot
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    Been discussed under 'Paris' and whether SG should spend more money on 'cycling' (and less on roads) but can't find 'own thread'.

    While the politicians make/break policies/targets 'the world' just deals with it -

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    Provide the strategic lead for the development of Network Rail’s weather resilience and climate change adaptation strategy and objectives. Provide the expertise and procedural setting within the Network Rail framework that will deliver the weather resilience and climate change adaptation strategy. This will include developing the framework for the delivery of weather and climate change projections and the business response; integrating weather and climate thresholds into business processes; providing weather resilience and climate change adaptation advice to the business; determining competency/capability and research & development requirements of the business; improvements in the short, medium and long term weather resilience of railway operations. About the role (External)

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    https://ebus2.hiav.networkrail.co.uk/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&p_svid=1657812&p_spid=6688987

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. chdot
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    Donald Trump would allow Keystone XL pipeline and end Paris climate deal
    Republican nominee took veiled shots at those who are concerned about global warming and endorsed drilling off the Atlantic coast in a speech on energy policy

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    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/26/donald-trump-environmental-policy-climate-change-keystone-xl

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. gembo
    Member

    However he is trying to build a wall at one of his golf courses in Ireland to keep rising sea levels off the fairways

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Also, President Trump will, as its commander-in-chief, have to overcome the objections of the US Army. That'll be testing I'd have thought, even for him.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. Kim
    Member

    Renewable are reaching the tipping point where they are cheaper than the cost of extracting fossil fuels...

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. chdot
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    Please publish the report by the Climate Change Committee on whether shale gas development (also known as fracking) in the UK would mean the UK fails to meet it's climate target.

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    https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/publish-fracking-report

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. chdot
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    “Transport remains the Scottish Government’s weak spot, with road traffic back to where it was in 2007 and the hugely-polluting aviation sector doubling its impact. If we’re to stretch our climate targets further, ministers are going to have to transform their policies and budgets.”

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    http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/scotland-meets-climate-change-targets-for-first-time-1-4154845

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. chdot
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  9. gembo
    Member

    Watched the extra making of the movie n the revenant DVD? Thy films in British Columbia in the winter time and there was no snow. Had to abandon shoot and regroup in Argentina hen it was winter there to get the white stuff.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. chdot
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    A 2,000 page report by Committee on Climate Change predicts global warming will hit UK with deadly heatwaves, more flooding and water shortages

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    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/12/uk-poorly-prepared-for-climate-change-impacts-government-advisers-warn

    Posted 2 years ago #
  11. I were right about that saddle
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    @gembo

    Aware as I was of the Mauna Loa CO<sub>2</sub> data and a whole host of other historical data sets, but it was seeing the site of the former Illecillewaet Glacier in BC that really hit home. There's a hotel for visitors where the snout used to be but you have to walk the best part of a day over polished rock to reach any ice.

    It is astounding.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. chdot
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    Power to the grid: How Scotland is tackling climate change

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-37927019

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. chdot
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    “The rest of the world has to take on that challenge of reducing their emissions even more aggressively to make up for the fact that the USA is not going to be pulling its weight. So yes it has a significant impact on the level of ambition that we need to show to compensate for this – hopefully temporary – break in common sense.”

    To compensate for Trump’s attitude, Smith said other countries would have to redouble their efforts to decarbonise their economies.

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    http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/donald-trump-s-victory-spells-disaster-says-climate-expert-1-4286109

    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. chdot
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    While China's emissions have slowed, there are worries they could accelerate again as the building of coal powered stations has continued.

    President-elect Trump has promised not only to revive the US coal industry but to "cancel" the Paris Climate Agreement where countries agreed to voluntarily reduce their emissions of CO2.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37949878

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. chdot
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  16. Arellcat
    Moderator

    President-elect Trump has promised not only to revive the US coal industry

    My theory is that, since he is a businessman, and a successfully ruthless one at that, the only reason he would have to run for President is in order to be closer to industries that serve his business agenda.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  17. chdot
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  18. amir
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    "My theory is that, since he is a businessman, and a successfully ruthless one at that, the only reason he would have to run for President is in order to be closer to industries that serve his business agenda."

    These are, hopefully, deadend industries. A businessman with foresight would invest elsewhere.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  19. amir
    Member

    I really can't understand how anyone can hate turbines yet delight in mines (aesthetically)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  20. chdot
    Admin

    "A businessman with foresight would invest elsewhere"

    Perhaps, but there is no certainty he would actually invest as an individual/company or even (via subsidy?) as a government.

    He would (probably) reduce a range of restrictions and (perhaps) any requirements to restore land (not that that has worked particularly well in Scotland) etc.

    Quick 'cheap' energy fix - which would still not be enough to revive much of the rust belt.

    At least not without 'promised' tariffs, which might not turn out as imagined -

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/14/china-threatens-to-cut-sales-of-iphones-and-us-cars-if-naive-trump-pursues-trade-war

    Posted 1 year ago #
  21. chdot
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    His position puts him at odds with top energy companies. Exxon, Chevron, Shell and BP all acknowledge that burning of fossil fuels causes global warming. They encourage reduction of carbon emissions.

    “Donald Trump lives in a parallel universe where the facts established by the scientific community to him don’t exist,” said Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Climate Change Communication program at Yale University.

    “The fact is that climate change is here and now. It’s not some faraway, distant problem that we’re not going to see for a generation or two.”

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    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-climate-miami-20160918-snap-story.html

    Posted 1 year ago #
  22. chdot
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    First electricity from tidal power scheme in Scotland

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-37985293

    Posted 1 year ago #
  23. chdot
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    Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech

    This week I'm in Marrakech to discuss how nations can work together to tackle climate change.

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    https://blogs.gov.scot/scotlands-environment/

    Posted 1 year ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

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    Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders)
    14/11/2016, 21:24
    Sorry, Mr. Trump. The future of the planet is more important than the short-term profits of the oil, coal and gas industries.

    http://pic.twitter.com/l9yi8VOOVo

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  25. chdot
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    Civil society groups from across the globe on Monday demanded from the world leaders at the 22nd Climate Change Conference (COP22) a halt to all fossil fuel extraction and making an urgent transition to clean energy.

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    http://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/renewable/cop22-civil-society-groups-call-for-halt-to-fossil-fuel-extraction-globally/55426847

    Posted 1 year ago #
  26. chdot
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    “In the interests of tackling climate change we need to see an end to all Government subsidies and incentives that encourage new fossil fuel extraction, including North Sea oil and gas. Instead we need to see investment by UK and Scottish ministers in the development of oil and gas decommissioning facilities and the continued acceleration of renewables right across Scotland.”

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    http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/taxpayers-could-face-huge-north-sea-burden-1-4294835

    Posted 1 year ago #
  27. chdot
    Admin

    Just in case you want something to worry about -

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/23/donald-trump-climate-change-war

    Posted 1 year ago #
  28. chdot
    Admin

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    Scot Gov Climate (@ScotGovClimate)
    26/11/2016, 10:52
    Chair of @2050ClimateGrp Elizabeth: "Climate change is about people ... we need stories not statistics" #2050startsnow #YCS2016

    http://pic.twitter.com/Nnm2rWD0HH

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  29. chdot
    Admin

  30. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Stephan Mathieson, sometime of this parish, will be giving a talk entitled 'Donald Trump and Climate Change' at 1-2 Liberton Dams, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH16 6AJ this Sunday the 4th of December at 14h00.

    He really does know his stuff, and it should be a very interesting talk and discussion to follow.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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