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The Prince of Wales has written a Ladybird book on global warming and climate change, a co-author has revealed.
Charles, a vocal critic of man-made climate change, has taken on the challenges and possible solutions in the book aimed at adults, according to reports.
‘At the end of November, a judge from the Northern District of California delivered a crushing blow to our nation’s beekeepers, and effectively approved of the EPA policies that will allow seeds to be coated with bee-toxic pesticides, known as neonicotinoids, or neonics for short. These pesticides, which can persist in soil and water with ease, are associated with killing bees indiscriminately, leading to a dramatic drop in pollinator populations and massive environmental damage. (RELATED: Stay informed on environmental news at Enviro.news)
The judge ruled against the beekeepers and public interest advocates in their lawsuit — which was seeking to protect bees, and the rest of the environment, from unregulated damages that may be caused by the Environmental Protection Agency’s rather sloppy policies regarding seeds that are coated with certain insecticides that are known to kill bees in large numbers.’
‘A federal agency has officially recommended further studies into two areas of geoengineering weather modification techniques.
Earlier this month the U.S. Global Change Research Program quietly recommended new studies looking into two specific areas of research involving the controversial technology known as geoengineering. The GCRP involves thirteen different federal departments and agencies. The program was created by a presidential initiative in 1989 and became law as part of the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The law called for new research to help “assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.”’
‘Despite a rousing speech at the Paris climate talks in 2015, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has “betrayed” every one of the commitments he made, according to actor and activist Jane Fonda.
“The lesson is we shouldn’t be fooled by good-looking Liberals,” she said of the Canadian PM.
Trudeau’s plans to overhaul Canada’s economy center on the overall goal of establishing the country as a green and sustainable market place, as well as a world leader in fighting climate change.’
‘In the combination satellite/radar image below, two flows of moisture (one in the west, one in the east) are being orchestrated and utilized by the climate engineers in the attempt to cool large regions of the US with chemical ice nucleation processes. The “Pineapple Express” of warm air and moisture is flowing in from the Pacific in the west. This flow of warm moisture was the beginning of “Winter Storm Iras”. In the East, an anomalous flow of warm air and moisture from the warm waters southeast of Florida is pushed up the eastern seaboard, this warm flow was the fuel for the final chapter of “Winter Storm Helena”.’
‘A cold wave across Europe has left at least 23 dead in the past two days, including several migrants and homeless people, authorities said Saturday, with the frigid temperatures expected to continue through the weekend.
Russia meanwhile celebrated the coldest Orthodox Christmas in 120 years, and even Istanbul was covered with a blanket of snow.
Ten of the latest victims of the cold perished in Poland where temperatures were as low as minus 14 degrees Celsius (seven degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday.’
‘New research has found that a star ripped apart by the powerful gravity of a black hole can reinvent itself in the form of huge gas balls catapulting across the Milky Way in a game of ‘cosmic spitball.’
Researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics found that gas fragments from the shredded star gathers in planet-sized ball shapes before being forced across the galaxy at speeds of 20 million miles per hour.
The team, led by Eden Girma, developed a computer code to find out where these cosmic balls end up and how close they come to Earth. Their findings were presented Friday at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Texas.’
‘A wise man once told me that the American people have two speeds: graze and stampede.
As a wave of extremely cold temperatures and isolated winter storms hits the South and Southeastern parts of the United States, Americans are once again proving their tendency to panic buy food and basic provisions in the event of even the most predictable and short-term emergencies.
In the age of terrorism, ongoing wars, social unrest, economic instability, cyber-warfare, ecological disasters like oil and gas spills, flooding, and changing weather patterns, basic preparedness is the responsibility of all people, and with a little bit of forethought and planning, anyone on any budget can beat the herd by storing at least a few days worth of food and water. Yet, somehow, Americans en masse still wait to disaster is on their doorstep before carrying out this fundamental civic duty.’