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Domestic Wood Burning Leads To “Very High Pollution Alert” For London

Another great example of how draconian climate policy, leading to “fuel poverty”, forces people to burn wood to stay warm, causing real damage to the environment and air quality.

“Energiewende” forced German’s to steal wood from forests to stay warm back in 2013:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/tree-theft-on-the-rise-in-germany-as-heating-costs-increase-a-878013.html

Ideologically and politically driven climate policy – killing the Earth to save it.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Ian

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-38716498

From the BBC:

A “very high” air pollution warning has been issued for London for the first time under a new alert system.

Warnings are being issued at bus stops, roadside signs and Tube stations under the new system set up by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

The rise has been attributed to cold, calm and settled weather, meaning winds are not dispersing local pollutants.

The mayor said “the shameful state of London’s toxic air” meant he had to trigger the alert.

“This is the highest level of alert and everyone – from the most vulnerable to the physically fit – may need to take precautions to protect themselves from the filthy air,” he said.

A spike in pollution on Sunday was the highest level recorded since April 2011……

The last time pollution reached this level was early last month, according to pollution monitoring stations…

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Study: Climate Change is Making Some Birds Uglier

Another classic example of how to fleece the taxpayer by prefacing your study with “climate change” and have it funded, published in Nature mag, cited and promoted.
The damage to “science” that “climate” has and is doing is farcical.

Watts Up With That?

Collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) Collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis). By https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrej_chudyhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/andrej_chudy/6260779290, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

A new study claims climate stress is making some birds lose their mating ornamentation.

Climate change ecology: Hot under the collar

A 34-year study of collared flycatchers demonstrates that males are evolving to be less ornamented in response to rising temperatures.

For male collared flycatchers (Ficedula albicollis; pictured), having a large white patch on your forehead signals that you are a fearsome rival, and an attractive mate. But while large patch size was thought to give males an evolutionary advantage, it seems that climate change is turning this advantage on its head. In this issue of Nature Ecology & Evolution, Evans and Gustafsson report that the collared flycatcher’s forehead patch has declined in size because large patch males have lower fitness as the climate warms.

In many animals, males have ornamental…

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