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Global warming? 2018 year of ‘lost summer’ for Arctic

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Global warming? 2018 year of ‘lost summer’ for Arctic

So much for global warming.

A report from Scientific American said there are problems this year for the species of shorebirds that each year descend on the Arctic to mate and raise chicks.

It’s because the reproduction happens during the summer, and because of extensive July snow this year, there’s been no summer.

The report said the frozen precipitation “sealed the birds off from food and nesting sites.”

“Without these key resources avian migrants to the region will not reproduce in 2018, experts say.”

The report elaborated that snowmelt usually allows shorebirds to begin nesting on eastern Greenland’s treeless tundra during the first half of June.

But Jeroen Reneerkens, an avian ecologist at the University of Groningen, said when he arrived there this year on June 14, he found a particular species of shorebirds absent.

“The tundra was 100 percent covered in snow, and it was a very deep layer,” he says, estimating an average depth of about one meter. “It was a big shock to see the place like that.”

That kind of development is why activists largely have stopped using the term global warming – which hasn’t been detected for two decades – to climate change.

Marc Morano at Climate Depot said Reneerkens reported never having come across such circumstances before.

“He is uncertain how this ‘disastrous’ incident will affect the overall populations of these shorebird species. But ‘given the scale that this happening [on],’ he says, ‘I do expect that this will have large consequences.’”

Morano pointed out that other areas also are experiencing unusual circumstances.

He cited, from the article, the fact that the region’s tundra still was covered 80 percent with snow as of July 12.

WND recently reported a United Nations official is calling for an “ark” to save the world from global warming.

Patricia Espinosa, the executive secretary of U.N. Climate Change, was speaking at a recent conference at the Vatican hosted by Pope Francis.

Morano noted Espinosa urged the world “to make the fundamental, transformative changes necessary” to fight “global warming.”

The Vatican’s International Conference was titled “Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth.”

“If we truly want to make the fundamental, transformative changes necessary to combat climate change, perhaps what we need then is not a physical ark, but an ark of ambition for #climateaction,” she said on social media.

Espinosa echoed former U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres, reported Morano.

Figueres called for “centralized transformation” that will make things “very different” for life on the plant.

Espinosa said: “I want to begin by discussing a narrative that is common to many cultures and faith communities throughout the world. It’s the story of a great flood that took place long ago. While different cultures tell it in different ways, most outline how humankind not only had warning that rising waters were coming, but that those warnings were ignored. Now, let me be clear: I don’t propose we begin building an ark—at least not a physical one—but it’s hard to ignore some parallels with today. Every day we are seeing evidence of climate change and its devastating impacts on populations around the globe.”

She said climate change and the world’s response to it “raises larger questions about who we are, why we’re here, and where we’re collectively going.”

“Climate change is about morality: who are we to willingly destroy the ancient and intricate beauty of the world? Climate change is about legacy: who are we to leave a debt of neglect to an unborn generation?”

WND reported last year when Figueres was in Germany for a climate summit and laughed off questions about her call for a globally centralized planning structure.

Morano said he asked her about her message to President Trump and her own calls for a U.S. “centralized transformation” that “is going to make life of everyone on the planet very different.”

Her comment:

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Morano: “What about [your call for U.N.] ‘centralized transformation’? What about people who might be afraid the U.N. is essentially going to be a climate central power?”

Figueres: Loud laugh.

Morano: “That is your response?”

Figueres: “Now that is real humor.”

She continued to laugh as she got into the waiting car.

But it wasn’t so long ago that she made the proposal.

According to the Tom Nelson blog, it was in 2012 when she said of her work, “It is the most inspiring job in the world because what we are doing here is we are inspiring government, private sector and civil society to [make] the biggest transformation that they have every undertaken.

“The Industrial Revolution was also a transformation, but it wasn’t ‘a guided transformation from a centralized policy perspective.’ This [U.N. climate change action] is a centralized transformation that is taking place because governments have decided that they need to listen to science. So it’s a very, very different transformation and one that is going to make the life of everyone on the planet very different.”

WND reported when Al Gore used the extreme results of “Superstorm Sandy” to support his contention that sea waters are rising significantly.

The claim is in the sequel to his 2006 movie “An Inconvenient Truth.”

The original movie wasn’t without controversy, as a judge in the United Kingdom said it could be shown to schools only if they alert students to nine statements “that are not supported by current mainstream scientific consensus.”

In the promotions for “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” critics have found yet another misstatement by Gore.

According to the Media Research Center’s Newsbusters, Gore claims in his film that the flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy at the site of the Twin Towers memorial in New York City is a fulfillment of his prediction in his original movie that a rise in the ocean level would flood the site.

But that isn’t what happened.

In his 2006 film, he said, illustrated by an animation, “If Greenland broke up and melted, or if half of Greenland and half of West Antarctica broke up and melted, this is what would happen to the sea level in Florida.”

Then he showed animations of what he believed would happen to San Francisco, the Netherlands, Beijing and other places.

Turning to Manhattan, he said, “This is what would happen to Manhattan; they can measure this precisely.”

The animation shows water reaching the 9/11 memorial.

But Newsbusters argued Gore has twisted his original words to make it appear his prediction about Manhattan came true.

In a newly released clip from the movie, he said: “Ten years ago when the movie ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ came out, the single most criticized scene was an animated scene showing that the combination of sea level rise and storm surge would put the ocean water into the 9/11 memorial site, which was then under construction. And people said, ‘That’s ridiculous. What a terrible exaggeration.’”

The movie then shows news footage of Superstorm Sandy water reaching the memorial site.

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Newsbusters pointed out the original prediction “was not about extenuating circumstances of a storm like Sandy slamming into New York or any ‘storm surge’ at all.”

The report noted the latest maps show that Greenland still has ice 11 years after Al Gore’s prediction of catastrophic melt.

Even scientists dispute Gore’s contention that Superstorm Sandy was the product of “manmade climate change.”

Gore also told an audience in 2009, for example, that “the entire north polar ice cap during some of the summer months could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years.”

He also predicted increasing temperatures would cause Earth’s oceans to rise by 20 feet, a claim many scientists say is utterly without rational basis.

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Liviu Dragnea doreşte convocarea rapidă a unui CExN, unde să îi fie reconfirmată susţinerea.

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Războiul din PSD din ultimele zile este pe cale să izbucnească la vedere. Tabăra Dragnea doreşte însă o tranşarea rapidă a problemei, motiv pentru care, potrivit unor surse de la vârful partidului, se încearcă o convocare a Comitetului Executiv Naţional pentru zilele următoare.

Dragnea are susţinerea liderilor din Moldova şi Ardeal. Bazându-se pe suportul acestora, Liviu Dragnea doreşte convocarea rapidă a unui CExN, unde să îi fie reconfirmată susţinerea, iar disidenţii să fie puşi la respect. Şedinţa ar putea avea loc în următoarele zile, potrivit unor surse de la vârful PSD.

De altfel, duminică, 13 lideri PSD au lansat un apel către Liviu Dragnea. Filialele din Ardeal îi solicită președintelui formațiunii convocarea unei ședințe a CExN pentru „a clarifica eventualele nemulțumiri” din partid.

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Lovitură fatală pentru “Realitatea TV”. Postul ar putea fi naționalizat!

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Legislația privind firmele aflate în insolvență urmează să fie schimbată, astfel că statul ar putea să devină acționar la unele dintre aceste firme.

Cu alte cuvinte, se va transpune în practică o procedură aplicată în mediul privat, unde băncile pot prelua acțiuni la companiile datornice.

Într-un proiect legislativ recent pus în dezbatere și care ar putea modifica destul de curând Legea insolvenței, se propun două măsuri pentru societățile intrate în insolvență, în perioada de observație, pentru a se evita ajungerea lor la faliment: conversia datoriilor bugetare în acțiuni și reducerea de până la 50% a creanțelor bugetare negarantate, informează Avocatnet.ro.

Măsurile nu se vor putea cumula, iar beneficiul lor va fi condiționat de anumite criterii, prezentate în proiect.

Unul dintre cele mai cunoscute cazuri de insolvență este cel al Realitatea TV. Managerii postului susțin că politicienii aflați la putere doresc de fapt să închidă televiziunea, pentru că este incomodă, critică la adresa Guvernului.

“Dau o veste neplăcută telespectatorilor Realitatea TV… că domnii Dragnea şi Teodorovici lucrează la această lege a insolvenţei, cu obiect strict închiderea şi falimentarea Realitatea TV — formatul care a trecut în această dimineaţă de nişte avize ministeriale şi care se aşteaptă să fie aprobat, vizează direct “Realitatea”, nu are treabă insolvenţa în România şi dânşii au dori prin nişte metode ilegale, printr-o ordonanţă eventual să vizeze direct Realitatea TV”, a declarat Cozmin Gușă, cel care, alături de controversatul om de afaceri Maricel Păcuraru, administrează Realitatea TV.

Ministrul Finanțelor, Eugen Teodorovici, a anunțat recent că Guvernul lucrează la modificarea legislației în acest domeniu.

“Avem 63 miliarde de lei în această zonă, firme în insolvenţă, faliment sau reorganizare. Avem cam 28.000 de firme în situaţia asta. Cam 1.000 şi ceva au plan de reorganizare. 6.000 şi ceva sunt în observaţie de ani de zile. Împreună, marea lor parte acumulează încă datorii peste acel moment de intrare în insolvenţă, peste angajamentul de asumare de plată şi de necontinuare a creşterii datoriilor faţă de bugetul de stat”, a spus Teodorovici.

În primele şapte luni ale acestui an au intrat în insolvenţă 5.237 de firme, cele mai multe în Bucureşti, respectiv 1.034, şi în judeţele Bihor — 349, Iaşi — 286, Timiş — 284 şi Constanţa — 271 (+19,91%), potrivit datelor Oficiului Naţional al Registrului Comerţului (ONRC).

Sursa: Sputnik

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Toader a spus cine se va ocupa de selecția și numirea magistraților din secția de investigare a infracţiunilor din justiţie.

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Ministrul Justiției, declarație de ultimă oră legată de Regulamentul privind numirea, continuarea activităţii şi revocarea procurorilor cu funcţii de conducere şi de execuţie din cadrul Secţiei pentru investigarea infracţiunilor de corupţie, în fața sediului CSM.

Am înțeles că doamna Elena Iordache a venit împreună cu alți procurori sa reprezinte o asociație din România, iar dacă dânsa va candida sau nu, nu este problema Procurorului României. Este necesar de respectat legea, vi s-a spus că CSM a adoptat astăzi două regulamente pentru numirea procurorile cu funcții de conducere  și unul pentru numirea procurorilor cu funcții de execuție. Procurorii care vor face parte din această secție vor fi evaluați de CSM.

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