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  • Clinton to Unveil Climate Change Plan

    07/26/2015 5:08:29 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 37 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | Trip Gabriel
    AMES, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton promised to aggressively fight climate change as president, embracing an issue on Sunday that sharply contrasts her with Republicans, and one that her leading Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, has championed before cheering crowds. Mrs. Clinton offered few specifics at an afternoon rally, but she said she would post a video with policies that set “really high goals” on her campaign website at 7 p.m. She praised Iowa for generating 40 percent of its energy from wind and said the nation needed to build “a clean energy economy” with the help of tax incentives.
  • Eco-Imperialism Joins Vulture Environmentalism

    03/21/2013 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Paul Drissen
    Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s choice to replace Lisa Jackson at the Environmental Protection Agency, has been chastised for having lied to Congress, in claiming that EPA did not use “dangerous manmade climate change” to justify new 54.5 mpg standards for cars and light trucks. She’s also been implicated in the agency’s practice of using fake emails to hide questionable dealings and activities. These issues highlight attitudes toward ethics, law and public policy that prevail at EPA and too many other government agencies. However, that attention should not distract from other important matters. Ms. McCarthy may be the worst of the...
  • Mammoths killed by abrupt climate change

    07/24/2015 10:12:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | July 23, 2015 | Provided by: University of Adelaide
    This image shows mammoth vertebrae in ice, Yukon Territory, Canada. Credit: Photo Kieren Mitchell, University of Adelaide ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* New research has revealed abrupt warming, that closely resembles the rapid man-made warming occurring today, has repeatedly played a key role in mass extinction events of large animals, the megafauna, in Earth's past. Using advances in analysing ancient DNA, radiocarbon dating and other geologic records an international team led by researchers from the University of Adelaide and the University of New South Wales (Australia) have revealed that short, rapid warming events, known as interstadials, recorded during the last ice age or Pleistocene...
  • Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians ( Colorado)

    06/09/2015 4:18:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Steamboat Pilot & Today ^ | June 8, 2015 | Noelle Leavitt Riley
    Liquor stores and restaurants across Craig are pulling Colorado craft beers off their shelves due to the beer companies’ financial support to WildEarth Guardians, the environmental group that put Colowyo Coal Mine at risk of being shut down. Stockmen’s Liquor pulled 12 brands of beer — including New Belgium Brewery — because they are listed as WildEarth Guardians supporters. “We pulled those beers because their support of WildEarth Guardians... who said their ultimate goal is to shut down coal mines,” said Lori Gillam, owner of Stockmen's. “Craig is a coal mine town.” WildEarth Guardians has a list of business supporters...
  • WildEarth Guardians' natural habitat is a courtroom ( NM & Colorado )

    07/23/2015 7:16:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Craig Daily Press ^ | July 21, 2015 | Patrick Kelly
    Though a relatively small organization with only 26 people on staff, WildEarth Guardians’ litigious nature has established the environmental advocacy group as a dominant voice in the national debate about environmental policy. From 2010 to present, Guardians have initiated a total of 152 cases in federal district courts and 55 in the Circuit Court of Appeals for a total of 207 cases. In 2010 alone they filed 61 claims — an average of about one per week. However, Guardians’ pervasiveness in the courts has not gone without criticism. In a 2012 analysis of WildEarth Guardians' legal activity, the conservative group...
  • Mayor Hodges meets the pope: 'I can see why he inspires people'

    07/23/2015 5:15:44 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-22-15 | Erin Golden and Paul Walsh ,
    Hodges and other leaders at the Vatican for a two-day global climate conference. After a day spent hearing Pope Francis and mayors from across the world speak at the Vatican on climate change and human trafficking, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said she’s been inspired to focus more on the links between sustainability and poverty. “I really, profoundly understand in a new way that environmental justice is not just a sidebar to climate change action,” she said in a phone call from the Vatican on Tuesday. “And that it’s not just a sidebar to social justice work.” Hodges was one of...
  • Earth’s Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning (Guess who?)

    07/23/2015 2:04:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Slate ^ | July 20, 2015 | Eric Holthaus
    In what may prove to be a turning point for political action on climate change, a breathtaking new study casts extreme doubt about the near-term stability of global sea levels. The study—written by James Hansen, NASA’s former lead climate scientist, and 16 co-authors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields—concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates, resulting in sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years. The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, brings new importance to a feedback loop...
  • Ice conditions hold up resupply of Iqaluit, east Hudson Bay ( Canada )

    07/22/2015 3:34:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jul 21, 2015
    Fuel tanker that reached Iqaluit still unable to unload. Ice conditions this year in the Arctic are making it difficult for ships to deliver the annual resupply of fuel and goods to some Nunavut and Nunavik communities. Midway through July, only a single oil tanker, aided by a Coast Guard icebreaker, has been able to reach Iqaluit though the sea ice that remains in Frobisher Bay. "We had quite a bit of difficulty bringing it in," says Johnny Leclair, the Coast Guard's assistant commissioner. Sealift ships are also behind schedule, with the MV Anna Desgagnes and the MV Qamutik now...
  • Let's Worry about a Real Threat

    07/20/2015 2:53:50 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Norman Rogers
    The electric grid is a stellar achievement of civilization. Without the grid, modern civilization would collapse. In the U.S., thousands of electric generating plants are interconnected by thousands of miles of transmission lines. Electricity is generated as it is consumed. These days, there is a lot of tampering with the electric grid. People who wouldn’t know a generator from a turbine are suddenly making no small plans to reform it. We now have good electricity and bad electricity. Good electricity is generated without emitting carbon dioxide (CO2). But that rule is not rigid, because nuclear electricity, and hydro electricity, if...
  • Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate

    06/14/2015 1:34:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | June 13, 2015 | John Vidal
    The most anticipated papal letter for decades will be published in five languages on Thursday. It will call for an end to the ‘tyrannical’ exploitation of nature by mankind. Could it lead to a step-change in the battle against global warming?Pope Francis will call for an ethical and economic revolution to prevent catastrophic climate change and growing inequality in a letter to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Thursday. In an unprecedented encyclical on the subject of the environment, the pontiff is expected to argue that humanity’s exploitation of the planet’s resources has crossed the Earth’s natural boundaries, and that...
  • WildEarth Guardians spokesperson to Craig: “tough ####"

    07/17/2015 12:27:30 AM PDT · by kitchen · 28 replies
    Advancing Colorado ^ | Jul 16, 2015 | Advancing Colorado
    <p>DENVER — A spokesperson for the radical Santa Fe-based anti-coal group WildEarth Guardians showed no regard and no respect for the families and communities in Colorado who have everything to lose if the Colowyo mine is shut down.</p>
  • Climate change activists protest on Heathrow runway

    07/13/2015 6:03:18 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 20 replies
    MSN|News ^ | July 13, 2015 | Justin Tallis
    <p>A group of climate change activists staged a protest on one of London Heathrow airport's two runways on Monday, causing minor delays to flights, the police and airport officials said.</p> <p>"A group of people have breached the airport perimeter fence and are currently staging a protest on the northern runway," the airport said in a statement.</p>
  • Is a mini ICE AGE on the way? Scientists warn the sun will 'go to sleep' in 2030

    07/10/2015 11:59:13 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 10, 2015 | By Mark Prigg
    The Earth could be headed for a 'mini ice age' researchers have warned. A new study claims to have cracked predicting solar cycles - and says that between 2020 and 2030 solar cycles will cancel each other out. This, they say, will lead to a phenomenon known as the 'Maunder minimum' - which has previously been known as a mini ice age when it hit between 1646 and 1715, even causing London's River Thames to freeze over. The new model of the Sun's solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun's 11-year heartbeat. It draws on...
  • Center for American Progress helped craft EPA talking points, emails show

    07/07/2015 4:50:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | July 06, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    A prominent left-wing group helped formulate Environmental Protection Agency talking points designed to sell a controversial regulatory scheme to skeptical journalists, internal emails show. The emails show Joseph Goffman, the senior counsel of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, circulating talking points from Center for American Progress climate strategy director Daniel Weiss among EPA colleagues attempting to sell the agency's controversial power plant regulations to a New York Times reporter. Weiss emailed Goffman in September 2013 with a series of suggestions for convincing the Times' Matt Wald of the commercial viability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology, a vital...
  • Obama’s Renewable-Energy Fantasy

    07/06/2015 7:40:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 5, 2015 | Rupert Darwall
    Bill Gates recently noted that the cost of decarbonization using today’s technology is ‘beyond astronomical.’ On June 30, one day after the Supreme Court struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of mercury emissions from power plants, resident Obama committed the United States to the goal of generating 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. This would nearly triple the amount of wind- and solar-generated electricity on the national grid. The EPA ran afoul of the law by failing to conduct a cost-benefit analysis before it acted to reduce mercury emissions from coal-power plants. There is no objective...
  • How do we get conservative politicians to vote for climate action? Attack and embarrass them

    07/06/2015 1:55:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Gist ^ | July 6, 2015 | Ben Adler
    It’s easy to point out which tactics won’t work to get American conservatives engaged in the fight against climate change. Recently I’ve critiqued arguments that climate hawks should extend a welcoming hand to right-wingers and that Pope Francis’s climate change encyclical will move any Republicans to embrace the issue. But merely knocking down others’ arguments is insufficient when they are trying to solve a real problem. And this problem is quite real: In order to pass comprehensive climate change legislation federally — and to get the right policies also working in tandem at the state and local levels — some...
  • Closing in on 50 years of being wrong - Paul Ehrlich says again environmental collapse is coming

    06/25/2015 10:26:41 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 11 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | June 25, 2015 | Brian Wang
    Accelerated modern human–induced species losses: Entering the sixth mass extinction There have been papers which show that species and area relationships always overestimate extinctions. Ehrlich became well known for his controversial 1968 book The Population Bomb, which asserted that the world's human population would soon increase to the point where mass starvation ensued Among the measures he suggested in that book was population control, to be used in his opinion if voluntary methods were to fail.
  • Britain faces FREEZING winters as slump in solar activity threatens 'little Ice Age'

    06/24/2015 1:05:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    UK Express ^ | 6/24/15 | Nathan Rao
    Climate experts warn the amount of light and warmth released by the sun is nosediving to levels "not seen for centuries". They fear a repeat of the so-called 'Maunder Minimum' which triggered Arctic winter whiteouts and led to the River Thames freezing 300 years ago. The Met Office-led study warns although the effect will be offset by recent global warming, Britain faces years of unusually cold winters. A spokesman said: "A return to low solar activity not seen for centuries could increase the chances of cold winters in Europe and eastern parts of the United States but wouldn't halt global...
  • Mysterious Weather-Changing Machine Used For Secret Solstice

    06/24/2015 6:59:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Reykjavík Grapevine ^ | Published June 23, 2015 | Paul Fontaine
    British scientists came to Iceland with a machine that reportedly keeps the weather temporarily sunny and dry, and it was used for the Secret Solstice festival. Vísir reports that this is actually the second year the scientists have come here with the express purpose of ensuring good weather at the festival. While it is unknown how the machine works, it allegedly changes the air pressure in an area for a limited time, thereby reducing the chances that clouds will gather. Jakob Frímann Magnússon, one of the organisers of Secret Solstice, would not comment in detail about what the device is...
  • Heritage Action and Americans for Limited Government Plea to Senate: Vote ‘NO’ on ObamaTrade

    06/22/2015 10:44:23 PM PDT · by Mariner · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22nd, 2015 | unattributed
    The Senate is set to vote on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation the House passed last week that gives President Obama fast track trade authority to finalize his trade negotiations without Congressional amendments. Right now, Obama is finalizing negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Under fast-track trade authority, Congress only gets an up or down vote on the final negotiation, and is not part of the negotiating process. The legislation passed the House because it did not contain TAA – Trade Adjustment Assistance – a...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans Don’t Believe Human Activity is Causing Earth to Warm

    06/18/2015 5:04:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/15 | Sierra Rayne
    Only 45 percent of all Americans -- regardless of their political leanings -- believe that the Earth is warming The Pew Research Center has released the results of a poll that examines the ideological divide over global warming in the United States. Only 45 percent of all Americans—regardless of their political leanings—believe that the Earth is warming and that the warming is caused mainly by human activity. This is a decline from 50 percent in 2006. The remaining 55 percent either don’t know whether or not the Earth is warming or what is causing the warming, don’t believe the Earth...
  • Ski Season Officially Over In Colorado After A-Basin Closed On Sunday

    06/15/2015 3:21:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    CBS4 ^ | June 14, 2015
    The ski season is now officially over in Colorado after Arapahoe Basin shut down their chairlifts on Sunday. ... This year’s season lasted 237 days.
  • Why Sandpiper Pipeline opponents lost big

    06/11/2015 5:29:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-9-15 | Pioneer Press
    It's a case of dueling press releases. But it deserves a minute of Minnesotans' time -- especially those Minnesotans who oppose the Sandpiper Pipeline and can't understand why their fellow residents keep rejecting their arguments. For those opponents, gaining this understanding is crucial. For indisputable evidence now has surfaced that the pipeline's backers are carrying the day -- evidence in the form of Friday's unanimous vote in favor of the pipeline by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. How can that be? How is it that even in famously liberal and environmentally sensitive Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the commission...
  • Help! Is my quinoa killing the planet?

    06/10/2015 7:46:31 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    the Guardian ^ | 4-3-15 | Deborah Coughlin
    Over the last two years, I’ve dabbled with paleo, cacao, almond milk, seaweed, aloe vera and coconut water. My friends tell me I’m a “health hipster”. And what’s wrong with that? But then I learned that my chia seed addiction might have a real impact on the global food industry: this year, analysts from Credit Suisse warned that the consumer migration from carbs to proteins would damage the baking and milling industry, all because people are having ham and eggs for breakfast instead of Shreddies or toast. And there’s worse: what about the environment? What if my taste for goji...
  • Prison labor helps U.S. solar company manufacture at home ( Suniva & Goldman Sachs )

    06/10/2015 11:58:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10 , 2015 | Nichola Groom
    One of the largest companies to manufacture solar panels in the United States uses a surprising resource to keep costs low and compete against producers from China: prison labor. Suniva Inc, a Georgia-based solar cell and panel maker that is backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc, farms out a small portion of its manufacturing to federal inmates as part of a longstanding government program intended to prepare them for life after prison. Suniva does not actively publicize its work with the prisons, saying it prefers to talk about its in-house factories in Georgia and Michigan, which handle most of its...
  • 2/3 of Americans refuse to pay one hundred dollars per year, to prevent global warming

    06/06/2015 10:59:00 AM PDT · by Signalman · 76 replies
    WUWT ^ | 6/6/2015 | eric worrall
    A recent survey by Rasmussen Reports reveals that 2/3 Americans are unwilling to pay even $100 / annum additional costs to prevent global warming.
  • NOAA Fiddles With Climate Data To Erase The 15-Year Global Warming ‘Hiatus’

    06/04/2015 12:31:39 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/04/2015 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have found a solution to the 15-year “pause” in global warming: They “adjusted” the hiatus in warming out of the temperature record. New climate data by NOAA scientists doubles the warming trend since the late 1990s by adjusting pre-hiatus temperatures downward and inflating temperatures in more recent years. “Newly corrected and updated global surface temperature data from NOAA’s [National Centers for Environmental Information] do not support the notion of a global warming ‘hiatus,'” wrote NOAA scientists in their study presenting newly adjusted climate data.
  • Age of Disinformation

    05/28/2015 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Mrs.Z · 11 replies
    Medium ^ | 5-27-15 | James Spann
    The Age Of Disinformation I have been a professional meteorologist for 36 years. Since my debut on television in 1979, I have been an eyewitness to the many changes in technology, society, and how we communicate. I am one who embraces change, and celebrates the higher quality of life we enjoy now thanks to this progress. But, at the same time, I realize the instant communication platforms we enjoy now do have some negatives that are troubling. Just a few examples in recent days…
  • When seas rise, will your home be under water? Website helps Miami...

    05/26/2015 4:43:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in conjunction with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center have developed a web app, known as the Sea Level Rise Toolbox, which helps Miami-Dade residents visualize the possible impact of rising seas in South Florida on their neighborhoods. ...."Our goal with our app is to inform residents of South Florida about the potential impact of sea level rise where they live,”–­­ said Susan Jacobson, assistant professor of journalism at FIU and the web app project manager. “We want to help our fellow Floridians understand sea level rise and how it may affect...
  • Global Warming Continues To Pummel Polar Ice Caps By Not Causing Them To Melt

    05/24/2015 6:21:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    As I've written previously , we’ve experienced the calmest Hurricane seasonin 30 years, the quietest tornado season in 60 years; the creation of 19,000 Manhattan islands worth of sea ice, and (again) the Arctic Ice Cap has grown by 533,000 square miles . In 2007, theBBC warned the cap could vanish by 2013. Oh, and we’re at the most industrialized point in human history–and air quality couldn’t be better, according to the EPA. Now, the polar ice caps aren’t melting. In fact, they haven’t retreated at all. James Taylor of Forbes reported that the 1979 baseline on polar ice...
  • Controversy over ‘global warming’ in Wyoming school curriculum

    05/23/2015 6:08:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Eagle News ^ | May 22, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    The proposed adoption of $300,000 worth of reading materials for Cody, Wyoming students stalled this week amid criticisms about the curriculum’s “very liberal, very slanted view of the world.” School board and community members spoke out against a slate of proposed materials for K-12 students that cover topics like global warming, evolution and race. The materials are published by education giant Pearson and Boston publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ... that aligns with the national Common Core standards. But many in the community are concerned about how the texts address issues like global warming, which is treated as settled science ......
  • The danger of climate denial - It's no laughing matter

    05/22/2015 12:22:59 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 22, 2015 | staff
    It's Memorial Day, and the forecast is for renewed mocking and derision regarding man-made climate change from the know-nothing, science-averse wing of the Republican Party. President Barack Obama's warning—issued during his commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremonies Wednesday—that climate change represents a national security threat seems certain to provoke that kind of stormy reaction.[SNIP]Among the Republicans running for president, climate change denial is the current mode of thinking for most....it's hard to see anyone in the crowd calling for military preparedness. Mostly, the candidates appear interested in sidestepping the topic (albeit in a disapproving manner)..The result...
  • Justice Dept. Insists on Removal of Professor's Name From Brief (Tribe punished by Holder?)

    02/16/2011 11:36:41 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | February 16, 2011 | Tony Mauro
    WASHINGTON - Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe's name was yanked from an amicus curiae brief in a major U.S. Supreme Court climate change case earlier this month after the Justice Department told him his recent service in the department made it improper for him to be on the brief. The department invoked 18 U.S.C. 207(c)(1), prohibiting former senior employees from communicating with their former departments when those communications are "knowingly made with the intent to influence the department in connection with any matter on which such person seeks official action by any officer or employee of such department." Mr....
  • Does the ‘leader’ of the free world really know so little about climate?

    05/21/2015 8:23:31 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    WUWT ^ | 5/21/2015 | Christopher Monckton
    Mr. Obama’s remarks at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Commencement May 20 demonstrate the extent to which his advisors are keeping him divorced from the facts. The bulk of his speech was devoted to what is now becoming more and more obviously a non-problem: “the challenge … that, perhaps more than any other, will shape your entire careers – and that’s the urgent need to combat and adapt to climate change.” Some facts. In the 11 years 2004-2014, the rate of global warming taken as the mean of the three terrestrial datasets was one-twentieth of a degree. The ARGO ocean...
  • How Do Bachelor of Science Recipients View AGW?

    05/21/2015 6:36:47 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 31 replies
    May 21, 2015 | MosesKnows
    How Do Bachelor of Science Recipients View AGW? President Obama’s commencement address to the graduates of the United States Coast Guard Academy focused on Global Warming as a threat to national security. The academy's motto is Scientiæ cedit mare, which is Latin for "the sea yields to knowledge". Academics at the USCGA stress sciences and engineering majors. I can’t help but wonder how students graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees receive this type of information.
  • VATICAN BIG GOES HARD AGAINST U.S. TEA PARTY CLIMATE SKEPTICS

    05/19/2015 5:18:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 271 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Many Catholics and others were puzzled by the appearance of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Professor Jeffrey Sachs and former Senator Tim Wirth as speakers or honored guests at a Vatican sponsored conference on global warming. All three have spent years actively undermining Church teaching on questions of abortion and UN-style family planning, which includes active population control.
  • Failed "Scientist" Paul Ehrlich Among AGW Alarmists Swiping at Skeptics

    03/05/2010 7:48:04 PM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 13 replies · 378+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 3/5/10 | EricTheRed
    There’s a 2004 book by Victor Gold called Liberwocky: What Liberals Say and What They Really Mean. It’s a tongue-and-cheek (but not inaccurate) glossary of buzzwords used and abused by the liberati in all walks of life. E.g., “Obscene: Liberal pejorative applied to ‘outrageous’ corporate profits; not, however, applicable to pornographic magazines or motion pictures.”I think it’s time for a sequel. Consider this piece at the Washington Times about certain climate alarmists scientists hitting back at skeptics in light of the past several months AGW scandals and errors: Climate scientists plot to fight back at skepticsBy Stephen DinanUndaunted by a...
  • The arguments that convinced a libertarian to support aggressive action on climate

    05/13/2015 6:05:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    vox ^ | 5-12-2015 | David Roberts
    To the casual observer, the American right can appear an undifferentiated wall of denial and obstructionism on climate change, but behind the scenes there are signs of movement. A growing number of conservative leaders and intellectuals have come to terms with climate science and begun casting about for solutions. Led mainly by libertarians and libertarian-leaning economists, they've begun to coalesce behind a carbon tax, which they consider the most market-friendly of the available alternatives. Jerry Taylor, a longtime veteran of the libertarian think tank Cato Institute who recently founded his own libertarian organization, the Niskanen Center, is a vocal proponent...
  • This Man Is America’s Best Hope for Near-Term Climate Action

    05/13/2015 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Slate ^ | May 13, 2015 | Eric Holthaus
    Conservative climate champions are often laughed off or ignored. But what’s happening within the American political right could change everything, and fast.Each year since 1989, the JFK Library bestows its Profile in Courage award to a public servant who takes a principled but unpopular position. This year,the award went to Bob Inglis, a former congressman from South Carolina who’s turned into America’s best hope for near-term climate action. Oh, he’s also a Republican.As you might expect, Inglis wasn’t always a climate campaigner. In his acceptance speech last week at the JFK Library in Boston,he described how and why he changed...
  • Texas Messes with Agenda 21

    05/08/2015 8:12:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/8/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Texas is larger than most countries in the United Nations, some not much bigger than the postage stamps they print for collectors, but each with a vote that can cancel ours out. Texas is about to a vote against the U.N.’s sovereignty-destroying Agenda 21, so named because it claims to be setting a “sustainable growth” agenda for the 21st century. Agenda 21 is in fact a global power grab similar to climate-change treaties like the Kyoto Protocol. It uses the imaginary threat of unsustainable growth which allegedly threatens to plunder the planet’s finite resources, like climate change allegedly threatens planetary...
  • New Cold Climate to Devastate Global Agriculture within Ten Years

    05/03/2015 9:55:53 AM PDT · by citizen · 168 replies
    Space and Science Research Corporation ^ | April 30, 2015 | John L. Casey
    The Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC) announces today that the predicted new cold climate will soon begin to end the historic era of growth in US and global agricultural output that began after the end of World War II. Specifically, as a result of recent events on the Sun and changes in the Earth's climate, the SSRC again warns that record crop yields and volume in the US and Canadian corn, wheat, and soybean belts are about to end. The SSRC expects the first substantial damage could be observed at any time but certainly within the next ten years....
  • Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May

    05/02/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ap ^ | May 2, 2015 | LYNNE TUOHY
    ''We've had so much snow and the cold to preserve it,'' Vazzano said. ''We had storm after storm after storm.'' At times the snow was so plentiful it was problematic. The blizzard in late January triggered travel warnings and skiers in the Boston area were shoveling rather than skiing. It was followed closely by four successive weekends of winter storms. Vazzano said a cold spell in February helped preserve the snow but discouraged some skiers. ''When you can't get out of your driveway you can't get to the mountain,'
  • EPA spends $84,000 to study churches that preach climate change

    04/28/2015 6:54:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 27, 2015 | By Elizabeth Harrington
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is spending $84,000 to study how churches can be used to combat climate change. A taxpayer-funded graduate fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is examining 17 faith-based institutions that have implemented "sustainability initiatives" in the hopes of developing workshops to teach pastors and other religious leaders how to change the behaviors of their congregants. "Climate change-which affects traditional faith-based efforts to improve human health, mitigate poverty and redress social inequity-is inspiring religious organizations to advocate for clean air and water, restore ecosystems, and conserve resources," a grant for the project, which began...
  • How Did Earth Avoid Runaway Global Warming In The Past?

    06/24/2014 8:50:00 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 18 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | 6/11/2014 | News Staff
    There have been times in our geological history when CO2 levels were 10X what they are today, yet warming was only slightly higher. Unlike what you often read in simplistic media accounts, there are a lot of variables in climate and weather and temperature. It takes a lot of things going wrong to turn Earth into Venus and we have never come close. At the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Sacramento, geochemists discussed one such period, but they say we just got lucky - a vast mountain range formed in the middle of the ancient supercontinent, Pangea.
  • Swiss Weekly Calls Temperature Rise A “Propaganda Trick”

    05/01/2015 12:49:52 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    notrickszone.com ^ | 05/01/15 | P Gosselin
    At the print edition of Swiss news weekly “Weltwoche”, science journalist Markus Schär writes that not only has the global temperature trend suspiciously been tampered with, but so have the datasets of the Swiss Meteorological Service:
  • Sierra Club ads chide Minnesota utilities over coal plants

    04/24/2015 6:13:29 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-23-15 | John Myers
    The Sierra Club is turning up the heat on Minnesota's largest utilities with another advertising campaign aimed at coal-fired power plants. The ads target Minnesota Power and Xcel Energy and come, not by chance, as the utilities are developing updates to their 15-year energy plan that go to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission later this year. The television ads started Thursday and will run on cable channels in northern Minnesota and in Xcel's coverage area. As part of its "Energy Forward'' plan to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, Minnesota Power already has stopped burning coal at its Laskin plant in...
  • Why States Should Boycott the Federal Clean Power Plan

    04/22/2015 7:26:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 21, 2015 | KENNETH C. HILL
    Better for states not to comply with the EPA’s plans than to go along and absolve the feds of accountability for the mess. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) set off a firestorm recently when he advised states not to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Yet that advice isn’t as radical as his detractors make it sound. As a state public utilities commissioner who deals with the effects of federal regulations on a regular basis, I also recommend that states not comply. ... While the short-term effects may be painful, the long-term consequences of submitting...
  • Will the Time Come for Conservatives to be Thankful for Obama? (Thankful for what?...)

    11/03/2013 12:05:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    That’s a startling question, to be sure. But it’s a question that haunted me during my recent visit to Australia. There, political conservatism is experiencing a revival of sorts after six years of socialist wilderness. While in Australia, I kept thinking about a surprising statement made to me by a prominent American conservative leader during the last U.S. election. At that time, he said, “I will not support the Republican candidate. In fact, I hope Obama wins.” When I couldn’t hide my shock, he went on to explain his perspective: eventually the socialist ideology in our country would over-tip its...
  • The new Inquisition Thomas Sowell zings lawmakers looking to intimidate 'non-consensus' scienti

    04/14/2015 7:01:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices long enough to even think about such things? Meanwhile, attempts to shut down people whose free speech interferes with other people’s political agendas go on, with remarkably little notice, much less outrage. The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting the tax-exempt status of conservative groups is just one of these attempts to fight political battles by shutting up the opposition, rather than answering them. Another insidious attempt to...
  • Lab-Grown Burgers Become So Cheap, They Might be in Supermarkets Soon

    04/10/2015 7:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | April 7, 2015
    Scientists in the Netherlands are one step closer to producing a viable lab-grown alternative to the conventional beef burger patty. Last year, Professor Mark Post and his team of scientists at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands produced the first prototype of a lab-grown burger. Benefits of this new burger production method include a decrease in animal slaughter, savings in land, water, and energy use required for livestock, and a reduction in greenhouse gases. The project has faced several hurdles, though, not the least of which was the enormous price tag of 250,000 Euros, or $273,000. That was roughly how...