Mt. Sinabung Ejects Massive Ash Column – Video

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted Monday, sending a column of volcanic ash more than 16,000 feet (3 miles) into the sky and dumped debris on nearby towns.

The volcano was inactive for four centuries until 2010. Then erupted in 2013 and 2016, and has since remained active.

You may want to turn off the sound on the following video. I find the music annoying.

https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/indonesias-mt-sinabung-ejects-massive-column-ash-sky
Thanks to Oly and Argiris Diamantis for these videos

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August 11, 2020 at 12:22PM

Public Lose Interest In Climate Change

By Paul Homewood

 

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On Sept. 23, 2019, then-16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg stood before a sea of news cameras at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City and told world leaders: "People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing…How dare you continue to look away."

Within days, web searches for ‘climate change’ soared to levels not seen in years, and environmentalists cheered a new surge of activism. Fast forward to summer 2020: With a global pandemic monopolizing news coverage, searches around environmental issues have plummeted to new lows, according to Google analytics data.

This trend could mean serious trouble for the planet, suggests a new CU Boulder study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

"We found that simply directing your attention to an environmental risk, even momentarily, can make it seem more frightening and worthy of mitigation," said senior author Leaf Van Boven, a professor of psychology and neuroscience. "On the flip side, if you are not actively paying attention, the risk seems less dangerous and less important to address."

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200805181734.htm

 

No s**t Sherlock!

Or, put in plain English, people have now found something real to worry about, not some hobgoblin. They have also seen the impact on both their own livelihoods and national economies, and don’t like what they see. They are now beginning to realise that the damage from lunatic green policies would be worse still.

 

Meanwhile, the latest Gallup poll in the US puts climate change rock bottom of the public’s list of problems facing the country. Only 1% think climate change/environment/pollution is the most important.

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August 11, 2020 at 11:57AM

Cold records shattered in Siberia

Lake Toko in Siberia smashed its daily low record yesterday with a temperature of -9.8C (17F)!

The previous low for 7th August was -3.2C (26.2F) in 1990.

See chart:
https://twitter.com/Harry_Hardrada/status/1292000255060385793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1292000255060385793%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2F2%2Ftwitter.min.html1292000255060385793

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

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August 11, 2020 at 11:54AM

Waning Attention To Climate Change Amid Pandemic Could Have Lasting Effects

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines, searches for climate change are on the decline.

That worries authors of a new study showing that even brief, involuntary attention to environmental issues moves people to care more and act.

On Sept. 23, 2019, then-16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg stood before a sea of news cameras at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City and told world leaders: “People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing…How dare you continue to look away.”

Within days, web searches for ‘climate change’ soared to levels not seen in years, and environmentalists cheered a new surge of activism. Fast forward to summer 2020: With a global pandemic monopolizing news coverage, searches around environmental issues have plummeted to new lows, according to Google analytics data.

This trend could mean serious trouble for the planet, suggests a new CU Boulder study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

“We found that simply directing your attention to an environmental risk, even momentarily, can make it seem more frightening and worthy of mitigation,” said senior author Leaf Van Boven, a professor of psychology and neuroscience. “On the flip side, if you are not actively paying attention, the risk seems less dangerous and less important to address.”

Previous research has shown that humans have a finite capacity for attention to risk, inherently programmed to prioritize one threat at a time. Rather than thoughtfully calculating how risky something truly is, humans tend toward “intuitive risk perception,” or how something feels in the moment, Van Boven said.

“If a threat seems physically distant, far in the future, too abstract or if we are just too distracted to notice it, our perception of risk declines. Climate change is the prototypical example.”

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August 11, 2020 at 11:33AM