CO2 Levels And Global Warming



-- this post authored by Martin Armstrong

Scott Pruitt, director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told CNBC that he does not believe that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a primary contributor to climate change, essentially exonerating the influence of human beings on global warming.

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What We Read Today 24 April 2017

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Worthless Mining Waste Could Suck CO Out Of The Atmosphere And Reverse Emissions

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Simon Redfern, University of Cambridge

The Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2˚C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit carbon emissions. It seems likely that large scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere may be called for: so-called 'negative emissions'.

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Infographic Of The Day: 10 Habits Of Millionaires For Building Wealth

If building large amounts of wealth was easy, then almost anyone could do it.

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We spend most of our lives working and planning for retirement. When it's finally time to retire, finding the right place to live is key. WalletHub ranked the 50 states and Washington, DC. in order of best and worst places to retire. Analysts compared the states based on affordability, quality of life and health care. Within those three main categories, there were 31 additional metrics to rank the states.

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Current Weather Outlook

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NOAA issued their Seasonal Outlook on April 20 and JAMSTEC issued theirs at least a week earlier than NOAA which is unusual.  Usually they follow pretty much the same schedule. Both forecasts assume an El Nino but with different timing. Here at GEI we think both Meteorological Agencies are incorrect on that forecast but we'll go over what they are presenting. December 2017 through February 2018 is where there is considerable disagreement or doubt regarding what we should expect for CONUS.

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Markets Rally As Expected

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Reducing Inequality Could Be A Matter Of Survival

by The Indian Economist

-- this post authored by Kaushik Basu

Global inequality today is at a level last seen in the late nineteenth century - and it is continuing to rise. With it has come a surging sense of disenfranchisement that has fueled alienation and anger, and even bred nationalism and xenophobia. As people struggle to hold on to their shrinking share of the pie, their anxiety has created a political opening for opportunistic populists, shaking the world order in the process.


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Average Gasoline Prices for Week Ending 24 April 2017 Rose Over 1 Cent

Average gasoline prices rose 1.3 cents this past week following the previous week's 1.2 cent rise.

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