Skip to comments.Environmental groups prepare for ‘biggest climate rally in U.S. history’ . . .
Posted on 02/15/2013 6:31:45 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
A large global warming protest with a very Canadian connection is scheduled for Sunday February 17th at the White House.
The protest, organized by the Sierra Club and 350.org, is being dubbed as the biggest climate rally in U.S. history and is meant to encourage President Obama to veto the construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from northern Alberta down to the Gulf of Mexico.
In a telephone interview with Yahoo! Canada News, 350.org's Daniel Kessler said that he is expecting tens of thousands of people including "several groups" from Canada.
Obama is expected to make a decision about the fate of the pipeline within the next two to three months but at this point no one seems quite sure which way he's leaning. During his State of Union address, on Tuesday, the President emphasized his commitment to battling climate change but also touched on the need build energy infrastructure.
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Perfect weather for an asteroid strike.
Mau-Maus are out again...
The Million Dork March.
They’ll all arrive in their new SUV’s from all over the country. Irony at it’s finest!!
So, Darryl Hannah will get arrested again for the cameras and we’ll get to see her on all the stations again for 2 days. Yay.
Just getting warmed up for the upcoming Occupy season?
This is evidence that the so-called environmentalists are slowly losing.
They should publicly recognize their real leaders, carry posters promoting the Rockefeller Foundation, and just be done with it already.
large rallies by leftists are always bad for the environment
Yeah, I wonder how much litter they’ll leave behind?
Imported protestors don’t count. If they come here and protest, they should be forever excluded from returning to America.
Well, if these self-righteous asshats REALLY cared about their/our uh......emissions, they would and should do the honorable thing and take their sorry asses out of the equation. Short of that, yes, an “ass-teroid” strike would work just fine. Of course they’ll be dressed in all the latest patagonia, columbia and REI gear to keep themselves warm after flying and driving to the “event”. Guess they didn’t get the memo that hussein will NOT be in town and mochelle antoinette will be in Aspen so the ONE who “threatens” to do something about the climate IS doing something about it. Building his carbon footprint to be almost as big as algore’s. I’m getting lot more intolerant of these clowns. Kind of like seeing the high price luxury cars in the million $$$$+ mansions at Lake Tahoe with the “Keep Tahoe Blue” stickers on them. Radical left wing extremist demokkkrats. Gotta love ‘em. NOT!
Million Misanthrope March
kat litter for liberals
So the Gov finds a way to meant the requirements Obama put out and now they want to “encourage President Obama to veto the construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline “.............. How ultra left of them...set a bench mark and then keep moving it!
and their private jets
Residents gear up for climate rally
By kelly servick
Santa Cruz Sentinel
ANTA CRUZ — Demonstrators with ties to Santa Cruz County will assemble Sunday to urge President Obama to combat climate change.
Some will go to the National Mall in the hope Obama will deny a construction permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline while others will hold their own demonstrations locally.
Under scrutiny is the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline that would connect oil sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Texas.
Corralitos residents Nancy Faulstich and Ken Konviser are rallying close to home. The couple is planning a demonstration at the Watsonville Plaza for 3 p.m. Sunday to coincide with the Washington event.
“I want to do something small and local,” said Faulstich, “even if it’s me a few of my friends and family out there.” While Faulstich personally opposes the Keystone XL Pipeline, she said she wants this event to call attention to the broader issues of climate change and energy policy.
The proposed pipeline will the be the focus of Sunday’s “Forward on Climate” rally in Washington, staged by the environmental organization 350.org. While supporters of the pipeline argue that the project would support energy independence and create U.S. jobs, opponents are concerned that it will mean continued reliance on fossil fuel and more greenhouse gas emissions.
John Pearse, an evolutionary biologist and retired UC Santa Cruz professor, plans to attend the Washington rally. As former president of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Pearse wrote an open letter to President Obama this month, signed by 18 of the society’s past and current presidents. The letter asked Obama to deny Canadian oil firm TransCanada’s pending permit request.
Extracting the petroleum that saturates the sand in Alberta’s oil region is difficult, expensive and damaging to the environment, Pearse said. “This is going to desperate means to continue to get oil for energy.”
Michael Levy of Santa Cruz will also make the trip to Washington. Through the local organization Transition Santa Cruz, which focuses on promoting a “post-fossil fuel economy,” Levy has assembled a group of five to display a sign on the Mall. “It’s sort of drawing a line in the sand and saying, ‘We can’t keep on destroying more and more of our earth in order to keep this oil addiction going,’” Levy said.
In January 2012, the Obama administration rejected TransCanada’s original permit request, saying it needed more time to assess the project’s impact. The State Department is expected to release a decision by June.
Corralitos’ Faulstich and Konviser, who both work for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, said they would like to form a broader coalition to raise awareness about climate change. “We just feel it’s important for our future,” said Konviser, “[and] for our students’ futures.”
From what I have read, she's one of the very few who actually walks the walk with regard to her environmentalism.
I may not agree with her, but I can give her credit where credit is due.
We know the data was faked!
Give it up already, libtards!
It will get 300x the media coverage that the March for Life did a couple of weeks ago.
Hell,its about the same in every community
in the USA.Propose anything to build from a rock quarry,
land fill,etc.Theres gonna be groups against it.
Here in Nashvile its a gas pipeline going by
Lake Radnor and the TV is showing five y/o gas
fires to stir up oposition
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.
and will the media cover this or will they ignore it like they do when tens of thousands march for life every year.
Nah they;ll cover it, hell even if 100 people turn up there is coverage but Glenn Beck has a million and they try to ignore it.
just mentioned that and then saw your post.
March for life has tens of thousands every year and not a peep from the media, but 20 global warming zombies protest out side hte white house nad it’s all over the news.
Maybe we conservatives in our millions should do what the Egyptians do and camp out and demand the tyrant socialist give up power and we have free and fair elections, no fraud no dead peoplel no illegals , no made up votes and have our side votes be counted.
Wonder if the media will cover 3 million people camping outside for weeks demanding obama must go.
Nah thought not
0bama probably made the phone call initiating the rally. This is how he works. WHO G.A.F. WHAT KING O SAYS.. BUILD THE DAMN PIPELINE!!!!
Thank God! Finally somebody is doing something! The percentage of CO2 in the earths atmosphere is 0.04% which you can call “zero point zero”! By god, if we wait any longer it can get as high as zero point zero!
Oh yes, and the percentage of methane in the earths atmosphere is 0.00017%! AHHHH!!! zero point zero zero zero!!! My God, what if it goes up to zero point zero zero zero??
Liberals = The definition of insanity.
Try hundreds of thousands for March for Life.
I think it was over a half million this year. My wife went for the first time. In fact, in about 3 hours, she’s going to be on post in front of a local abortion clinic.
"I have some 1800 geography books that show these hot-spots in the Pacific. Also circa 1850 books on methane released from the oceans, volcano releases. None of this stuff is new. They're just trying to put numbers to it...and predict the future... They're guessing at best but man is soooo vain."
Anyone planning a counter protest with "Real Data" signs?
How many arrive on the dreaded “private jets” ??
Perfect weather for an asteroid strike.
I wouldn’t mind a nice stony or metallic asteroid touching down in that area.
This should be “freeped” with signs reading
“Climate Change causes Asteroid Strikes”
As well as
“CO2 is causing Martian Warming”
This has “FLOP” written all over it.
Let them pay for their green energy B.S. Leave the rest of us taxpayers alone.
Hah! No doubt.
Presumably they will drive or fly to DC. If libs use the “NRA kills kids” slogan we need to use the “enviromenalists kill polar bears” since they use oil.
Northeastern US and Ontario trade interests behind those so-called environmentalists. They want to continue the free ride with the dollar artificially propped high for the continuing trade imbalance and shutdown of every last bit of manufacturing on US soil.
That’s something that really ticks me off when it comes to these idiots: They never talk about the data. All you get is stuff taken out of context or rhetoric like economic terrorist Al Gores favorite saying: “We are raising CO2 to unsustainable levels...Any higher and global warming will be irreversible” Say what? Any higher? It’s freakin’ zero point zero! If we go any lower life will end! Don’t we WANT it to go higher? We are at 0.04%. If it goes to 0.02%, which to me is a hairs breath away, plants die then WE die! And this idiot wants it LOWER? And since when in this planets history did global warming ever become “irreversible”?
And where do they get this BS that CO2 causes global warming? The global effect on Venus was caused by water vapor which trapped CO2. But they know they can’t ban water so they stick with this BS that CO2 causes it. Maybe one of these idiots can point out for me one day, one example on any planet anywhere in the universe where CO2 caused a greenhouse effect because I can’t find it.
I really think they got this nonsense from actual greenhouses where they pump in CO2 to help the plants grow and because the glass windows on the greenhouse increase the heat from the sun they came up with this garbage that the CO2 did it. That’s like saying in the summertime when you get in your car and the seat is red hot it’s because of the leather. Ban leather!
I really do hope there are some counter protestors there. Would be fun to go to with some 'real data' signs and such. Throw in a Gadsden flag or two and see how they react.
How many government workers will get the day off - WITH PAY. Paid for by all of us - not just nutty liberals. And union goons who can’t spell ‘climate’ - how many will be bussed in? This is a yawn - except for the MSM - they’ll cover it like the second coming...
Sorry all you environmentalists out to save the world, but Obama needs to allow oil production in order to continue his plan of bleeding America dry.
My thought exactly.:)
Don’t tell the tens of thousands (laughter is a good way to start the day) that their lord and savior Obama won’t be in residence -
He’s having a great time vacationing on our dime - not hanging around in cold weather watching the fools marching in the snow. All 200 of them.
Isn’t that about normal for northern Virginia?