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    Re: Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency

    Change is coming.

    "But the needle is moving. Fortune 500 companies, facing major pressure to reduce their emissions, are realizing that sustainability makes for good PR. In June, the airline KLM launched a “Fly Responsibly” campaign, which encouraged customers to consider abstaining from non-essential air travel. In July, the head of OPEC, the cartel that controls much of the world’s oil production, called climate strikers the “greatest threat” to his industry, according to the AFP. In September, workers at Amazon, Facebook and other major companies walked out during the climate strikes. And in November, the president of Emirates airline told the BBC that the climate strikers helped him realize “we are not doing enough.” In December, Klaus Schwab, the founder and CEO of the World Economic Forum, published a manifesto calling on global business leaders to embrace a more responsible form of capitalism that, among other things, forces companies to act “as a steward of the environmental and material universe for future generations.”


    Hans Vestberg, the CEO of the telecom giant Verizon, says that companies are feeling squeezed about climate from all sides. “It’s growing from all the stakeholders,” he says. “Our employees think about it much more, our customers are talking much more about it, and society is expecting us to show up.”"


    Greta Thunberg: TIME'''s Person of the Year 2019 | Time

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    Re: Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I didn't read the links that way.

    Maybe you can find the quotes that support it?
    From Fox News that even they report of the massive cost of Trump's plans to support failing coal plants.

    "President Trump’s plan to bail out failing coal and nuclear power plants recently took a major step forward and could cost taxpayers billions."...

    "A proposed bailout from DOE Secretary Rick Perry was unanimously rejected by FERC on Jan. 8, 2018. The commission argued that the plan failed to demonstrate that existing legal requirements were “unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential.”

    Former FERC Commissioner Robert Powelson, who resigned in August, stood by the agency’s current approach to the energy market, saying, “This intervention could potentially ‘blow up’ the markets and result in significant rate increases without any corresponding reliability, resilience, or cybersecurity benefits.”"


    Trump energy bailout is coal in taxpayers’ stockings | Fox Business

    The summary of the IMF report.

    "This paper updates estimates of fossil fuel subsidies, defined as fuel consumption times the gap between existing and efficient prices (i.e., prices warranted by supply costs, environmental costs, and revenue considerations), for 191 countries. Globally, subsidies remained large at $4.7 trillion (6.3 percent of global GDP) in 2015 and are projected at $5.2 trillion (6.5 percent of GDP) in 2017. The largest subsidizers in 2015 were China ($1.4 trillion), United States ($649 billion), Russia ($551 billion), European Union ($289 billion), and India ($209 billion). About three quarters of global subsidies are due to domestic factors—energy pricing reform thus remains largely in countries’ own national interest—while coal and petroleum together account for 85 percent of global subsidies. Efficient fossil fuel pricing in 2015 would have lowered global carbon emissions by 28 percent and fossil fuel air pollution deaths by 46 percent, and increased government revenue by 3.8 percent of GDP."

    Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies Remain Large: An Update Based on Country-Level Estimates

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    Re: Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    The EU parliament have declared a climate emergency and urge the member states to set a zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

    The European parliament has declared a global “climate and environmental emergency” as it urged all EU countries to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

    The vote came as scientists warned that the world may have already crossed a series of climate tipping points, resulting in “a state of planetary emergency”.

    Intended to demonstrate Europe’s green credentials days before a crucial UN climate conference in Madrid, the vote also ratchets up pressure on Ursula von der Leyen, the incoming president of the European commission, who declared this week that the EU would lead the fight against “the existential threat” of the climate crisis.

    'Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency | World news | The Guardian

    That is a positive and vital step just like all the other countries and local governments that have declared a climate emergency.

    Climate emergency declarations in 1,195 jurisdictions and local governments cover 545 million citizens - Climate Emergency Declaration

    While it need to followed by real action. So it therefor so good that you will have millions of people all across the world that will participate in the global climate action day on Friday and demanding that the warnings from the world leading scientists should be listen to.

    Map - FridaysForFuture
    Interesting alarmism coming from the UN. In 1992 the UN Conference on Environment and Development proposed these much needed changes in world nations in order to become world partners working towards common "sustainable development goals" for the future.

    1. Methods to eliminate poverty, including income redistribution, taking wealth from people in wealthy nations and distribution it among the poor of the world.
    2. Government control of property for the benefit of all and not to be used by individuals solely for personal gain.
    3. Indoctrinating children in secular science, philosophy, and morals.
    4. Controlling fiscal institutions and the flow of money worldwide

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    Re: Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency

    Quote Originally Posted by marke View Post
    Interesting alarmism coming from the UN. In 1992 the UN Conference on Environment and Development proposed these much needed changes in world nations in order to become world partners working towards common "sustainable development goals" for the future.

    1. Methods to eliminate poverty, including income redistribution, taking wealth from people in wealthy nations and distribution it among the poor of the world.
    2. Government control of property for the benefit of all and not to be used by individuals solely for personal gain.
    3. Indoctrinating children in secular science, philosophy, and morals.
    4. Controlling fiscal institutions and the flow of money worldwide
    And AGW sound like just the truck needed to carry that load of BS!

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    Re: Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Scenario:

    Pelosi gets with other leaders in a quest to propose law changes that would benefit both.

    Is that illegal?
    It doesn't matter whether anyone benefits or not, she is not authorized to communicate with any foreign leader on behalf of the US. Therefore ANY negotiations with any foreign government is a violation of the law. I really can't comprehend why you are having such a difficult time understanding this very simple fact. The Speaker of the House is not authorized to negotiate with foreign governments on behalf of the US. Which makes any negotiations by Pelosi, regardless of who benefits, illegal.

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    Re: Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    From Fox News that even they report of the massive cost of Trump's plans to support failing coal plants.

    "President Trump’s plan to bail out failing coal and nuclear power plants recently took a major step forward and could cost taxpayers billions."...

    "A proposed bailout from DOE Secretary Rick Perry was unanimously rejected by FERC on Jan. 8, 2018. The commission argued that the plan failed to demonstrate that existing legal requirements were “unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential.”

    Former FERC Commissioner Robert Powelson, who resigned in August, stood by the agency’s current approach to the energy market, saying, “This intervention could potentially ‘blow up’ the markets and result in significant rate increases without any corresponding reliability, resilience, or cybersecurity benefits.”"


    Trump energy bailout is coal in taxpayers’ stockings | Fox Business

    The summary of the IMF report.

    "This paper updates estimates of fossil fuel subsidies, defined as fuel consumption times the gap between existing and efficient prices (i.e., prices warranted by supply costs, environmental costs, and revenue considerations), for 191 countries. Globally, subsidies remained large at $4.7 trillion (6.3 percent of global GDP) in 2015 and are projected at $5.2 trillion (6.5 percent of GDP) in 2017. The largest subsidizers in 2015 were China ($1.4 trillion), United States ($649 billion), Russia ($551 billion), European Union ($289 billion), and India ($209 billion). About three quarters of global subsidies are due to domestic factors—energy pricing reform thus remains largely in countries’ own national interest—while coal and petroleum together account for 85 percent of global subsidies. Efficient fossil fuel pricing in 2015 would have lowered global carbon emissions by 28 percent and fossil fuel air pollution deaths by 46 percent, and increased government revenue by 3.8 percent of GDP."

    Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies Remain Large: An Update Based on Country-Level Estimates
    Your link says it all....

    while coal and petroleum together account for 85 percent of global subsidies.

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    Re: Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency

    Quote Originally Posted by Glitch View Post
    It doesn't matter whether anyone benefits or not, she is not authorized to communicate with any foreign leader on behalf of the US. Therefore ANY negotiations with any foreign government is a violation of the law. I really can't comprehend why you are having such a difficult time understanding this very simple fact. The Speaker of the House is not authorized to negotiate with foreign governments on behalf of the US. Which makes any negotiations by Pelosi, regardless of who benefits, illegal.
    Is she actually negotiating? I'm sure other foreign dignitaries know she doesn't have such power to actually negotiate. Is she actually presenting herself in a position to do so?

    This is a grey area. Law needs black and white.

    Now I do agree charging her and taking her to court would have more merit than what she is attempting with our president.
    The left says the right is full of racists and bigots and have no tolerance. Nobody from the right organizes interference with gay pride parades, or other leftist events. The left however always has a group interfering with events organized by the right. Who are the tolerant ones I ask? Most certainly not the left.

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    Re: Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency

    Quote Originally Posted by Media_Truth View Post
    Your link says it all....

    while coal and petroleum together account for 85 percent of global subsidies.
    There the reason for that is the massive amount of money the fossil fuel companies have spent on delaying the necessary transition away from fossil fuels.

    Oil And Gas Giants Spend Millions Lobbying To Block Climate Change Policies [Infographic]

    Scientists reveal how the fossil fuel industry misled the public about climate change

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    Re: Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency

    All of the EU member states, except Poland have agreed on a European Green Deal.


    "A €100bn Just Transition Mechanism to help countries still heavily dependent on fossil fuels and "carbon-intensive processes" to move to renewable energy sources
    Proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 50% of 1990 levels or even lower by 2030 - instead of the current target of a 40% cut
    A law that would set the EU "on to an irreversible path to climate neutrality" by 2050
    A plan to promote a more circular economy - a system designed to eliminate waste - that would address more sustainable products as well as a "farm to fork" strategy to improve the sustainability of food production and distribution"



    EU carbon neutrality: Leaders agree 2050 target without Poland - BBC News

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    Re: Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    All of the EU member states, except Poland have agreed on a European Green Deal.


    "A €100bn Just Transition Mechanism to help countries still heavily dependent on fossil fuels and "carbon-intensive processes" to move to renewable energy sources
    Proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 50% of 1990 levels or even lower by 2030 - instead of the current target of a 40% cut
    A law that would set the EU "on to an irreversible path to climate neutrality" by 2050
    A plan to promote a more circular economy - a system designed to eliminate waste - that would address more sustainable products as well as a "farm to fork" strategy to improve the sustainability of food production and distribution"



    EU carbon neutrality: Leaders agree 2050 target without Poland - BBC News
    Good for them! let them cripple their economies based on bad science!
    I would rather a strong global economy, but we cannot dictate what actions other take, even to their own detriment!

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