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The weather sure has been nice at Windy Hill North Myrtle Beach this past weekend, the children certainly have enjoyed it. Off to the Auto Fair at Charlotte Motor Speedway next weekend, the children are looking forward to it.
Everyone had a great time. Overcast and a little cool, nothing wrong with wearing a light jacket this time of year.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:45 pm

Thank you for taking the time to write to my office.

Protecting the people of North Carolina also means protecting our environment and combating the crisis of climate change. Since I took office in 2017, I have been fighting against the federal government’s efforts to weaken environmental and clean energy protections that will harm our planet.

Today, carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel burning power plants is fueling the harms to North Carolina from climate change: more extreme weather, hurricanes that move slower and drop more rain, rising sea levels, and dying marine ecosystems. We need to promote clean energy instead of relying on fossil fuels. We should be focused on strengthening our clean energy economy, creating green jobs, and incentivizing industry and people to do more for our climate.

The PJM rule is one of the federal government’s many attempts to hurt clean energy policies in favor of the fossil fuel industry. I will continue to monitor this proposal and push back against federal policies that harm clean energy. I have already successfully fought related cases – in October 2017, my office intervened before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to fight the federal government’s proposal to subsidize coal power producers, an even broader and more harmful attempt to hurt clean energy than the PJM rule. The rule would have forced ratepayers to pay more money on their bills each month to keep unprofitable, polluting coal plants in operation. We were successful and FERC rejected the Trump administration’s proposal in January 2018. Now, we will continue to monitor the PJM proposal.

I am committed to using my authority to uphold the law and protect our environment for future generations.

Again, thank you for your letter. As Attorney General, protecting the people of North Carolina is my top priority. Hearing views from people across the state helps me better do my job. Please do not hesitate to share your perspective with me or my office in the future.

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Enjoyed visiting family & friends in the Buckeye state this weekend, although it was very cool as it always has been in the past several years when we visit. A family member stated Ohioans become acclimated to the cold weather, I replied, no they're in defiance jogging shirtless with shorts on.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:43 pm

As the Pentagon has said for years, climate change is a national security issue.

House Democrats set to introduce first-of-its-kind climate refugee bill

LOL LOL LOL AGW deniers LOL LOL LOL are traitors.
Major Coal Producer And Trump Booster Files For Bankruptcy

The Trump administration has spent three years trying to help the coal industry by rolling back environmental regulations and pushing for subsidies for coal-fired power plants. Still, the long list of coal company bankruptcies has continued, and dozens more plants have announced their retirement since President Trump took office.

Now the list of bankruptcies includes a company headed by one of Trump's most vocal supporters. Murray Energy Corp. filed for Chapter 11 on Tuesday morning....

He continues to push for subsidies for coal power plants, and without that he predicts dire consequences....

According to the Sierra Club, 298 coal-fired power plants have either shut down or have announced they will since 2010.

U.S. coal consumption has fallen to its lowest level in 40 years, a downward trend likely to continue as more utilities and states commit to energy with lower or no greenhouse gas emissions.
:---P Oh look, a supposed capitalist is taking advantage of bankruptcy law in order to shirk the obligations he made, and then he wants taxpayers to give him even more money.

Offshore Wind Energy Could Generate Enough Electricity to Power the World. Will the U.S. Get on Board?
The International Energy Agency predicted offshore wind will be a $1 trillion industry by 2040


The CiC - Cretin in Chief - has done it, again:
Trump Blames California Fires on Unclean Forest Floors, Governor Fires Back

President Donald Trump threatened to withhold aid — one of his favored tactics — from California, claiming Governor Gavin Newsom “has done a terrible job of forest management” and has not listened to Trump’s demand that he “clean” the forest floors, a bizarre suggestion he first made in 2018 alleging that Finland prevents forest fires by raking the forest and cleaning forest floors. It is, of course, a claim that is blatantly inaccurate....
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Another hole in Trump’s argument is that the federal government, not the state of California, is in charge of a large majority of the state’s forests — 57 percent of 33 million acres are federally-controlled....
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Enjoyed visiting family & friends in the Buckeye state this weekend, although it was very cool as it always has been in the past several years when we visit. A family member stated Ohioans become acclimated to the cold weather, I replied, no they're in defiance jogging shirtless with shorts on.
Asked where were all the Ohio children, he stated that they have indoor facilities for children to avoid cold weather and becoming sick. I replied, we have water parks down south.
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Something kind of fun, I follow a couple of sailing channels on YouTube. Sailing La Vagabond is ferrying Greta back to Europe.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4yIlb0hVgv ... _copy_link

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4yIlb0hVgv/
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Record low temperature here last night; 15. Previous record was 19. Also a little over an inch of snow.


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Greta makes the comic strips... :-||

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Here's a story speculating that Greta is a time traveler come back to warn us.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/121-yea ... 35110.html

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neoplacebo wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:10 pm
Here's a story speculating that Greta is a time traveler come back to warn us.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/121-yea ... 35110.html
Oh man that reminds me of John Titor. Back in 2000 or so some random dude started posting on a time travel forum saying he was from the future. It was obviously just a hoax, but it was a fun story to follow: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor

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Whack9 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:05 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:10 pm
Here's a story speculating that Greta is a time traveler come back to warn us.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/121-yea ... 35110.html
Oh man that reminds me of John Titor. Back in 2000 or so some random dude started posting on a time travel forum saying he was from the future. It was obviously just a hoax, but it was a fun story to follow: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor
Speaking of Greta, hope she's not seasick.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5EXBI3B9V4 ... _copy_link

https://www.instagram.com/p/B47cobmh1-l ... _copy_link
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Re: The Global Warming thread.

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:35 am

GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Whack9 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:05 pm
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:10 pm
Here's a story speculating that Greta is a time traveler come back to warn us.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/121-yea ... 35110.html
Oh man that reminds me of John Titor. Back in 2000 or so some random dude started posting on a time travel forum saying he was from the future. It was obviously just a hoax, but it was a fun story to follow: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor
Speaking of Greta, hope she's not seasick.
Vampires don't get seasick. We've seen this before:

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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:35 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Whack9 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:05 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:10 pm
Here's a story speculating that Greta is a time traveler come back to warn us.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/121-yea ... 35110.html
Oh man that reminds me of John Titor. Back in 2000 or so some random dude started posting on a time travel forum saying he was from the future. It was obviously just a hoax, but it was a fun story to follow: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor
Speaking of Greta, hope she's not seasick.
Vampires don't get seasick. We've seen this before:

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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:40 am

Whack9 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:42 am
That was a really good movie.
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U.S. Suspends More Oil and Gas Leases Over What Could Be a Widespread Problem
Fossil Fuel leases totaling hundreds of thousands of acres have been suspended as courts rule against the BLM for ignoring climate impact.


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Challenging Lease Sales, State by State

Nearly a quarter of the nation's carbon dioxide emissions come from fossil fuels developed on federal lands, according to a 2018 government study, and BLM manages the majority of that development.

"This is a big slice of the pie," said Diana Dascalu-Joffe, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, which has been a plaintiff in many of the lawsuits challenging leasing, including the recent Utah case.

Dascalu-Joffe said her group and others have been pushing BLM to take an agency-wide approach to studying the climate impacts of energy leasing on federal lands. After pressure from environmental groups, BLM was beginning to take such a step for coal under the Obama administration when it temporarily halted new leasing in 2016. The Trump administration reversed that order.

"Across the board, the agency has systematically just ignored the need to do climate analysis based on sound climate science" dating back years, she said.

Instead, each BLM field office may take a slightly different approach to studying climate impacts, if they are studied at all. These studies generally look at only a particular set of leases, rather than the cumulative impact of federal leasing programs, which environmentalists say is a particular deficiency....

"The agency knows that, with regard to climate analysis, it's really made quite a mess of things for itself," he said, "and now it's dealing with the effects of having made that mess."
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https://www.ecowatch.com/carbon-emissio ... 57193.html

... We are now experiencing levels of carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas, that the earth has not experienced for three to five million years. We are walking – more like stumbling with stupidity – into the unknown. But we know there will be consequences. If we do not change our current trajectory quickly, we risk leaving a very different and dangerous world to our children and grandchildren.

According to the WMO's annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which collects data from fifty four countries, the average concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) reached 407.8 parts per million in 2018, up from 405.5 parts per million (ppm) in 2017.

Carbon dioxide is not the only gas on the rise. Methane is the second most important long-lived greenhouse gas. According to the WMO, atmospheric methane reached a new high of about 1869 parts per billion (ppb) in 2018 and is now 259% of the pre-industrial level. Levels of nitrous oxide are 123% of pre-industrial levels....
Fed Agency Plans Are Not Adequate to Prevent 99.8% of U.S. Endangered Species From Suffering Climate Crisis, Study Says

Cut Greenhouse Gases Immediately or Face Catastrophe, New UN Report Warns

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Planting Billions of Trees Is the 'Best Climate Change Solution Available Today,' Study Finds

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