ENVIRONMENT and CLIMATE EMERGENCY REBUTTALS
In 2015, reducing environmental risks could have prevented more than a quarter
of the 5.9 million deaths of children under 5 years.
consensus: Climate is warming from man-made change.
I think I'll go with the 12,000 academic papers https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/24/scientific-consensus-on-humans-causing-global-warming-passes-99
After a study of 12,000 papers from here https://iopscience.iop.org/journal/1748-9326 “There was 99% scientific consensus in 2011 that humans are causing global warming.”
2019 STUDY: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan,
Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware could
see $4.7 billion in health benefits in 2030 if they stick with current renewable
energy standards, according to a new study from MIT. That’s about a 34% return
on the $3.5 billion price tag associated with actually building out that
infrastructure of renewable energy sources such as wind or solar farms.
- the study was done by no less than the Massachusetts Institute of Technology !
scientists have not said climate change is a hoax
The cost of doing
nothing – or falling short of the ambitious goals – is greater than whatever
sticker shock the Green New Deal might cause voters.
The trees and
plants of the Amazon forest pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere as part of
photosynthesis. Destruction of the forest releases carbon stored in the trees
and reduces the amount of carbon dioxide used by them.
NOAA: The warmest month overall in the 140-year NOAA global temperature dataset record. The year-to-date temperature for 2019 tied with 2017 as the second warmest January–July on record. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201907
The cost of renewable energy has tumbled even further over the past year, to the
point where almost every source of green energy can now compete on cost with
oil, coal and gas-fired power plants.
The estimated cost of measures to limit Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions can be more than offset by reductions in deaths and disease from air pollution, https://phys.org/news/2018-03-health-outweigh-limiting-global.html#jCp
Dorian’s appearance made 2019 the fourth straight year in which a Category 5 hurricane formed in the Atlantic — the longest such streak on record, Heat in the ocean is a hurricane’s primary source of fuel, and the world’s oceans have absorbed more than 90 percent of the warming of the past 50 years. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-ocean-heat-content
Heat in the ocean is a storm’s primary source of fuel, and the world’s oceans have absorbed more than 90 percent of the warming of the past 50 years. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-ocean-heat-content
Wind turbines kill far fewer birds in North America than do cats or collisions with cell towers. Wind turbines kill between 214,000 and 368,000 birds annually — a small fraction compared with the estimated , 6.8 million communication towers , 57 million power lines , 214 million vehicles, 624 million from glass windows each year, and the 1.4 billion to 3.7 billion deaths from cats, https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/15/wind-turbines-kill-fewer-birds-than-cell-towers-cats/15683843/ https://www.3billionbirds.org/findings
Since that flawed 2015 Study, the bulk of scientific research suggests that Antarctica is losing more ice than it's gaining. A 2018 study that used the GRACE satellites to show that ice gains in East Antarctica haven't kept up with ice losses in the west, and that melting ice has added nearly 3 trillion gallons of water to the oceans over the course of 25 years. https://bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/2015-nasa-study-antarctic-ice-climate-change-skeptic?rebelltitem=5#rebelltitem5
A 2016 Union of Concerned Scientists study(pdf) found that the manufacture and operation of electric vehicles produced less than half the carbon emissions of comparable petrol and diesel-powered vehicles. But this calculation assumes energy used in manufacture does not itself come from renewables. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2015/11/Cleaner-Cars-from-Cradle-to-Grave-full-report.pdf#page=13
This was debunked years ago ! On the one hand we have a bunch of
49 former administrators, astronauts, and engineers
who between them have zero climate expertise and zero climate science