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In November, I posted in this thread to ask if the price of propane would be increasing. I recently received the answer. Over the past few years, a summer refill was usually about 99 cents/gallon with a winter refill being about $1.24/gallon.

This time, the winter refill was $1.64/gallon.
 

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NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SNOW MASS JUMPS TO 700 GIGATONS ABOVE 1982-2012 AVERAGE:

The latest data point from the Finish Meteorology Institute’s (FMI’s) “Total snow mass for Northern Hemisphere” chart has been plotted, and it reveals pow-pow across the hemisphere as a whole –excluding the mountains– is riding at some 700 Gigatons above the 1982-2012 average:

This is an impossibility according to the global warming theory whose prime mover and backer, the IPCC, confidently decreed back in 2001 that “milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms.”
North America Snow Cover Extent Almost Off the Charts, as Earth’s Temperature Sinks Below 1979-2000 Average:
Depressingly, and as a result of ongoing AGW lies, we will continue to commit energy suicide, replacing dependable fossil fuels with wholly-unreliable renewables — a sacrifice that will render ourselves useless against the ever-worsening winters of the Grand Solar Minimum…
Feel free to shovel this information down the throats of those still insisting the world is burning up and that snowfall is a thing of the past.

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What Is the Paris Climate Agreement and Why Is Biden Rejoining Now?​

The accord sets out a framework to prevent climate change and seeks to limit the rise in overall global temperature​



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President Biden signed a series of executive orders in January, including one to rejoin the Paris climate accord.​

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Daniel Michaels
Updated March 9, 2021 8:37 am ET

In one of his first acts as president, Joe Biden issued an executive order returning the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement, which became official on Feb. 19 after a 30-day notice period. The U.S. had helped shape the accord under President Barack Obama but seven months after the pact took effect in late 2016, President Donald Trump withdrew the country.

In a sign of how seriously Mr. Biden takes climate issues, one of the first overseas trips by a member of his administration is a swing this week through London, Brussels and Paris by John Kerry, the U.S. special presidential envoy for climate. Mr. Kerry, who helped negotiate the Paris agreement as secretary of state, is meeting with allies to begin realigning environmental policies.

What is the Paris Agreement?​

The Paris Agreement is an international accord that was adopted at a United Nations climate conference in Paris in December 2015. It entered into force on Nov. 4, 2016, after a sufficient number of countries had ratified it.
The accord sets out a global framework to prevent dangerous climate change. It seeks to limit the rise in overall global temperature to less than two degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, with a target of no more than 1.5 degrees. Alongside this it aims to help countries financially in their efforts to tackle climate change and its impact.

Why had the U.S. left the Paris Agreement?​

Former President Donald Trump believed the accord put the U.S. at a competitive disadvantage because of regulatory and financial burdens it would put on American companies. On announcing the U.S. departure in June 2017, he called the move a “reassertion of our sovereignty.”
Mr. Trump framed his decision mostly in economic and political terms, pointing to the agreement’s lesser requirements for the world’s other leading carbon emitters, China and India. He voiced concern for protecting the environment but he said his decision was rooted in protecting the country’s interests.

Why is the U.S. rejoining now?​

Mr. Biden and the Democratic Party believe climate change is one of the gravest dangers facing the country and the world. In his inaugural address, Mr. Biden referred to “a climate in crisis” as one of the top challenges for America.
Mr. Biden and fellow democrats believe that climate change can be tackled in ways that offer economic opportunities for U.S. businesses and workers, and so rejoining the accord won’t penalize the country. They see other economies, particularly China and Europe, developing new products and industries to tackle climate change and don’t want the U.S. to lose out. The administration is now racing to develop policy measures ahead of a global climate summit in Washington on Earth Day, April 22.
 

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Yep, she's at it again. LOL


Greta Thunberg is denouncing world leaders for the "hypothetical targets" announced at Biden's climate summit.
"These targets could be a great start if it wasn't for the fact that they're full of gaps and loopholes," the climate activist said.
 

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“Also, contrary to the claims made in the Courthouse News Service article, the increase in food production has been widespread, with crop production increasing in developed countries and developing countries alike, and in temperate and warmer regions alike.”

WRITTEN BY H. STERLING BURNETT ON APR 19, 2021. POSTED IN LATEST NEWS
Media Claims Global Crops Shrinking As Harvests Set Records

its top search results today for “climate change,” Google News is promoting a story published by Courthouse News Service claiming climate change has caused a dramatic decline in farm productivity.

However, data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) show that crop production and yields are consistently growing and setting new records almost every year.

Modestly warming temperatures and increased carbon dioxide concentrations have stimulated a greening of the earth that has enormously benefited agriculture.

The Courthouse News Service story, titled “Climate Change Putting a Damper on Global Food Production,” cites research produced using dubious computer models to speculate how much food would have been produced absent increased carbon dioxide levels and modestly warmer temperatures over the past half-century.

Courthouse News Service should have looked at some actual data.
“Despite continuous technological advancements, global farming productivity has dropped an average of 21% since 1961 because of climate change,” writes Courthouse News Service, summarizing the results of the computer model simulations. “That’s like losing seven years of productivity gains in the last 60 years.”
In particular, the researchers claim climate change has hit warmer regions particularly hard, reducing agricultural productivity in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East between 26 and 34 percent.

Data from the FAO show this is false, globally and for most crops in most countries. Yields of the most important cereal crops have increased dramatically over the past few decades, repeatedly setting new records.

As shown in the chart below, the FAO’s recent “Cereal Supply and Demand Brief” reports new global records are being set nearly every year for the production of cereal crops (corn, wheat, rice, and similar crop staples) that comprise most of the global food consumption.

Courthouse News Service tried to downplay FAO’s data by falsely asserting, “Previous studies … are of limited value in assessing worldwide agricultural productivity as cereal crops only account for around 20% of global food production.”

The “Big Three” cereal crops, corn, rice, and wheat, by themselves, comprise 66 percent of global human food consumption. Indeed, cereal crops alone make up nine of the 15 crops that provide 90 percent of humanity’s food energy intake.

Other crops have also benefited from longer growing seasons, fewer late-season frost events, and the carbon dioxide fertilization effect.

Data presented in The Heartland Institute report, “The Social Benefits of Fossil Fuels,” demonstrate the “increase in atmospheric [carbon dioxide] concentration … caused by the historical burning of fossil fuels has likely increased agricultural production per unit [of] land area by 70 percent for C3 cereals [which include rice, wheat, oats, cotton, and evergreen trees], 28 percent for C4 cereals [which include sorghum, maize, and various grasses], 33 percent for fruits and melons, 62 percent for legumes, 67 percent for root and tuber crops, and 51 percent for vegetables.”

Also, contrary to the claims made in the Courthouse News Service article, the increase in food production has been widespread, with crop production increasing in developed countries and developing countries alike, and in temperate and warmer regions alike.
 

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This is gonna cut the Ecos deep but it is the right move as wolves are a nuisance to ranchers etc.

Man's life is the standard of value not an animal's. And while I love wolves, I understand the motivation here.

 

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"Nature to be commanded must be obeyed." -Francis Bacon

Our job is to determine the nature of a thing and treat it accordingly.

Man's nature is one that needs to exploit the earth for his own benefit as he has a reasoning mind and no other abilities for survival like animals have.

Exploit or die.

Earth Day sounds all well and good until you look at the misanthropic motivations behind it.

And the earth is not in danger of running out of natural resources so get that high school indoctrinating drivel out of your head.
 

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This is gonna cut the Ecos deep but it is the right move as wolves are a nuisance to ranchers etc.

Man's life is the standard of value not an animal's. And while I love wolves, I understand the motivation here.

I've hunted Idaho and have friends there that still do, they are fantastic hunters and 9 times out of 10 will take some damn big critters. In the past years the elk and mule deer population has plummeted and the blame goes squarely on the wolves. We have a large population of them up here and they can be quite destructive on game herds, especially caribou. That said, the wilderness is not the same without them and listening to them howling at night gives me goose bumps, but they do need to be managed and hunting is the right way to do it.
 

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I've hunted Idaho and have friends there that still do, they are fantastic hunters and 9 times out of 10 will take some damn big critters. In the past years the elk and mule deer population has plummeted and the blame goes squarely on the wolves. We have a large population of them up here and they can be quite destructive on game herds, especially caribou. That said, the wilderness is not the same without them and listening to them howling at night gives me goose bumps, but they do need to be managed and hunting is the right way to do it.
It goes without saying that that bill is awful. Then again its Idaho...so it does not surprise me.
 
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