[GWSG] $30 bogus b; new energy plan; from nukes to climate; misinfo innoculation; growing efficiency; records every three years

Tilley, Al atilley at unf.edu
Tue Jan 24 08:32:36 EST 2017

1.  The White House web site now claims that doing away with power plants' emissions controls, a clean water rule, and other environmental regulations would lead to a $30 billion gain in wages.  The assertion does not even accord with the specious analysis on which it is based.   http://www.climatecentral.org/news/trump-fabricates-wages-figure-on-first-day-21098

2.  The newly washed White House web site, now scrubbed of references to climate change and renewable energy, sports a new energy policy promoting the use of fossil fuels (and, from other indications, doing away with efficiency efforts so as to maximize energy usage).  http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/01/trump-administration-removes-references-to-climate-change-at-whitehouse-gov.html?cmpid=enl_rew_solarenergynews_2017-01-24&email_address=atilley@unf.edu&eid=291059574&bid=1643608

Energy efficiency appears to be specially targeted.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/01/21/this-is-how-change-comes-to-washington-detail-by-bureaucratic-detail/?utm_term=.813645053d49?

3.  The propaganda campaign against climate science has direct connections to attempts to discredit scientific warnings of the environmental threat posed by nuclear weapons.  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/30/the-atomic-origins-of-climate-science

4.  People can be protected against misinformation (such as the most common assertion of anti-climate action propagandists that there is no scientific consensus on global warming) by inoculating them with information on the tactics and weaknesses of the propagandists, accompanied by a sketch of the actual situation.    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/gch2.201600008/full

Dana Nuccitelli provides an overview of inoculation against alternative facts.  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/jan/24/study-real-facts-can-beat-alternative-facts-if-boosted-by-inoculation

5.  In the last 35 years the atmospheric energy system has become more efficient in converting the added energy from increasing heat to kinetic energy driving stronger storms.  https://phys.org/news/2017-01-analyses-energy-explanation-climate.html

6.  We are setting new global climate records at an average pace of about once in every three years.  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/jan/23/were-now-breaking-global-temperature-records-once-every-three-years

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