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  • Take that! Obama: Climate summit a ‘powerful rebuke’ to terrorists

    11/24/2015 12:09:55 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.climatedepot.com ^ | November 24, 2015 12:56 PM | By: Marc Morano
    President Obama declared Tuesday that next week’s climate change summit in Paris would be a “powerful rebuke” to terrorists, speaking alongside French President Francois Hollande at a joint news conference. “Next week, I will be joining President Hollande and world leaders in Paris for the global climate conference,” Obama said during his prepared remarks, which focused mostly on the efforts to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be, when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for...
  • Season's first snow is Chicago's largest November snowfall in 120 years

    11/22/2015 3:39:12 AM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21, 2015 | Marwa Eltagouri
    Chicago gets its largest November snowfall in 120 years. The season's first snowfall dropped as much as 17 inches across Chicago's northern suburbs, and the total of 11.2 inches at O'Hare International Airport made it the largest November snowfall in 120 years. ... According to the weather service, this was the second-largest November snowstorm, behind only a 12-inch snowfall Nov. 25-26, 1895. This month is catapulted to the fourth snowiest November on record with more than a week remaining. The three snowiest Novembers were: 1940 with 14.8 inches, 1895 with 14.5 inches and 1951 with 14.3 inches.
  • During Paris Attacks, MSNBC's Brian Williams Asks About Impact On Climate Conference

    11/14/2015 6:20:36 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | 11.13.2015 | Caleb Howe
    Williams .. asks specifically, how this attack would impact the messaging. ... Because that is the important thing when hostages are still being held and gunfire is still being exchanged. How will the global warming conference's PR campaign go on? MSNBC.
  • Obama Leads But No One Follows In Climate Change Fight

    11/08/2015 6:20:09 AM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    Energy: The resident wants to decarbonize the planet by killing fossil-fuel production and its high-paying jobs. Almost no other nation is following his lead despite the promises that will be made at the Paris climate summit. Last week we learned in a Reuters report that Asia will build 500 coal-burning electric generation plants this year alone. An additional 1,000 are planned in China, India, Japan, Indonesia and other countries. The latest projections are that 40% of the added power generation in Southeast Asia by 2040 will be coal-fired. Does this sound like a continent that's taking the alarm bells of...
  • Global Warming Activists Don’t Like When Someone Follows The Money

    11/04/2015 9:17:33 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 11/03/2015 | Andrew Follett
    Al Gore .. has levied his global warming activism from a net worth of $700,000 in 2000 into an estimated net worth of $172.5 million by 2015. He is not alone in his financial endeavor. Funding of science, in this particular case, climate change science, is dominated by the federal government. We assert that this will cause recipients of [government] grants to publish findings that are in-line with government policy preferences (i.e., do not bite the hand that feeds you ... Studies that receive financial support from the public sector do not have to disclose it as a conflict of...
  • Extreme Much? Che Guevara Tribute Kicks Off National Environmental Summit

    11/03/2015 11:41:09 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Steamboat Institute ^ | November 2nd, 2015 | Simon Lomax
    It's no secret that many U.S. environmental groups have become more strident and ideological during the Obama residency. But you may be surprised just how extreme they have become. In early October, a national network of environmental groups - called Stop the Frack Attack (STFA) - held a summit in Colorado to discuss their campaign strategies. The STFA alliance is led by Earthworks and includes other well-known national activist groups, such as the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council and Food & Water Watch. Dozens of smaller groups, which routinely serve as the face of national groups in state- and...
  • Back To The Dark Ages: Top French Weatherman Fired Over Climate Change Book (Refutes AGW)

    11/02/2015 8:51:18 AM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    WUWT ^ | 11/2/2015 | Anthony Watts
    A popular weatherman announced Saturday evening he has been sacked by leading French news channel France Télévisions for publishing a book which accused top climate change experts of misleading the world about the threat of global warming. Philippe Verdier, a household name in France for his daily weather reports on the France 2 channel, announced in an online video that he had received a letter of dismissal. "“My book ‘Climate Investigation’ was published one month ago. It got me banned from the air waves,” said the weatherman, who was put “on leave” from the TV station on October 12. “I...
  • Coal mine expansion stalls in lawsuit citing climate change ( Montana: WildEarth Guardians )

    10/31/2015 9:53:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 26, 2015 | MATTHEW BROWN
    Judge stalls approved Montana coal mine expansion in 2nd successful suit citing climate change. The U.S. Interior Department should not have approved the expansion of a southeastern Montana coal mine without taking a closer look at its effect on the environment, a federal judge said about a lawsuit arguing the government ignored coal's contributions to climate change. Environmental groups sued the Interior Department after it approved an expansion of the Spring Creek Coal mine in 2012. The case marks the second time conservationists have used worries over climate change to successfully challenge approval of a coal mine after it had...
  • Scientists Claim High CO2 Levels Are Making People Dumber

    10/29/2015 8:00:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5:25 PM 10/27/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    First, United Nations officials label bacon and deli meats as carcinogens, and now scientists are claiming that higher concentrations of carbon dioxide are not only heating the planet, they’re making people dumber. A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health claims “carbon dioxide (CO2) has a direct and negative impact on human cognition and decision-making,” according to ThinkProgress, a left-wing advocacy website. Former Vice President Al Gore wasted no time tweeting out ThinkProgress’ in-depth article, trying to link higher carbon dioxide levels to lower cognition in humans. The Harvard study exposed 24 people to office environments with varying...
  • Freeman Dyson's Remarkable View of the Future Is Worth Your Time To Examine

    10/16/2015 7:15:36 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 12 replies
    Speech at Boston University ^ | 5 November 2005 | Freeman Dyson
    A couple of days ago, there was a quite successful thread here entitled Top Physicist Freeman Dyson: Obama 'Took the Wrong Side' on Climate Change. As an admirer and follower of Professor Dyson, I enjoyed it greatly, and posted several items on it. That thread got me interested in Dyson once again, and in looking for Dyson material I found this remarkable lecture on YouTube. I believe it is worth anyone's time to listen to in its entirety. At a little more than an hour in length, it is a bit long for one sitting, but I am sure most...
  • Millions Spent on Military Equipment for the EPA

    10/11/2015 2:35:17 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 21 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | October 11, 2015 | Steven H. Ahle
    Open the Books, a government watchdog organization has put out a ,report that reveals that the EPA spends millions on buying military equipment, including guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear. Forgive me, but when I think of the EPA, modern warfare does not become the first image that crosses my mind. I have a real hard time wrapping my mind around the EPA needing amphibious assault ships. And can they even be operated in waters polluted by millions of gallons of orange mine sludge? I admit I am somewhat curious to what...
  • Mining on 10 Million Acres in Six States Impacted by BLMs Proposed Withdrawal ( sage-grouse )

    10/10/2015 6:09:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Western Mining Alliance ^ | October 9, 2015 | mucker
    On September 24, 2015, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Proposed Withdrawal (BLM notice), proposing to withdraw from mineral location and entry federal lands identified as sagebrush focal areas in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. The BLM notice commences a two-year temporary segregation period, prohibiting location and entry of new mining claims on BLM and U.S. Forest Service lands in these sagebrush focal areas. If the BLM decides to withdraw the area at the end of the segregation period, the withdrawal will last up to 20 years, but could be extended in the...

    10/07/2015 6:11:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    At least it was sustainable fair trade carbon neutral corruption. John Ashe, the UN General Assembly president, has been busted on corruption charges. A former president of the U.N. General Assembly "sold himself and the global institution he led" by allegedly pocketing more than $1 million in bribes to finance a luxury spending spree, according to a federal prosecutor. Ashe, 61, is accused of tax fraud in an alleged conspiracy involving five others, including a billionaire Chinese businessman and a former deputy U.N. ambassador from the Dominican Republic, according to a criminal complaint. Ashe is accused of underreporting his income...
  • Has Hillary lost the Teamsters over Keystone XL?

    10/02/2015 10:43:47 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    American THinker ^ | October 2, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The Fox News report that the Teamsters have decided not to endorse Hillary Clintons candidacy at this time, shortly after her pronouncement of her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, does not surprise and shows the peril of trying to be all things to all constituencies. On the one hand, there is a need to placate environmentalists and climate change true believers who oppose the pipeline from Canada. Among them is billionaire Tom Steyer, an eco-zealot who has pledged his fortune in support of Democratic candidates who want to repeal the Industrial Revolution who want us to rely on solar...
  • THE ENERGY ELECTION ( climate change money )

    09/30/2015 11:21:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    New Geography ^ | 09/30/2015 | Joel Kotkin
    Progressive pundits increasingly envision the 2016 presidential election as a last chance, as one activist phrased it, to stop climate change catastrophe. As this agenda gets ever more radical, the prominence of climate change in the election will grow ever more obvious. The key here is that the green left increasingly does not want to limit or change the mix of fossil fuels, but eliminate them entirely, the faster the better. ... Climate activists such as hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer increasingly couch their policies on theological grounds, one reason why the popes intervention was so timely. Stark self-interest is...
  • Pope Francis Just Echoed Obama's 'Offensive' Prayer Breakfast Remarks

    09/25/2015 2:34:12 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    US News ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | Gary Emerling
    While delivering the first address from a pontiff to a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis touched on topics ranging from the plight of immigrants to climate change and the death penalty. Many of his comments were lightly delivered and unlikely to elicit much controversy, though the reaction might be different if they were given by another world leader.
  • Valerie Jarrett Secretly Lobbying Big Corporations To Support UN Climate Talks

    06/03/2015 1:00:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    American Specator ^ | June 2, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett is quietly working behind the scenes to build a coalition of major U.S. corporations to back President Barack Obamas goal of hashing out a global agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions at the upcoming United Nations summit in Paris.The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained a letter that outlines how, by the end of June, Obama is looking to build a coalition of businesses to show support for UN climate talks. After that, the White House will then try to grow this group of businesses to 250 in the run up to the Paris talks...
  • AP to Reluctantly Stop Calling Climate Change Skeptics 'Deniers'

    09/22/2015 7:21:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/22/15 | Mark Tapson
    The Associated Press announced on its blog today that henceforth it will refer to climate change skeptics less pejoratively, reports Mediaite. The AP explained the changes thusly: Our guidance is to use climate change doubters or those who reject mainstream climate science and to avoid the use of skeptics or deniers. [emphasis in original] Some background on the change: Scientists who consider themselves real skeptics who debunk mysticism, ESP and other pseudoscience, such as those who are part of the Center for Skeptical Inquiry complain that non-scientists who reject mainstream climate science have usurped the phrase skeptic. They...

    09/22/2015 8:32:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22,2015 | James Delingpole
    George Mason University Professor Jagadish Shukla is a lead author with the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and winner of numerous awards including the International Meteorological Organization Prize, the Rossby Medal of the American Meteorological Society, and the Padma Shri National Award from the President of India. He is currently president of the Institute of Global Environment and Society and a professor of Climate Dynamics. For his expertise, Shukla is amply rewarded by George Mason University with a salary over $250,000 a year. Apparently, though, this isnt a full time job. It cant be because on top of...
  • Why are there whale fossils in California mountains?

    09/22/2015 11:17:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 168 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor. ^ | September 21, 2015 | Story Hinckley,
    Construction workers in California's Santa Cruz mountains were subject to a surprise delay last week when a team of archaeologists took over the site to remove an ancient whale fossil. The project site was expected to have a high potential for archaeological finds, so a monitor was assigned to the Scotts Valley development and found the fossil amid construction vehicles on Sept. 4. This project site is not the only one in California with fossils ... Since the 19th century, paleontologists have been studying the Sharktooth Hill Bone Bed near Bakersfield, California, where fossils and bones of ancient whales, seals,...
  • Lottery drivers take note: Heavy snow expected overnight in Denali

    09/20/2015 8:56:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jeff Richardson
    FAIRBANKSAn early winter storm is expected to dump as much as 18 inches of snow into the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve overnight, causing rangers to temporarily close portions of the road for travelers today. With about 10 inches of snow falling by noon at the Eielson Visitor Center at Mile 66 of the Park Road, crews closed the road to incoming traffic this morning at Mile 53 at Toklat River. The closure was lifted later this afternoon, although a winter weather advisory remains in effect through Monday morning. The conditions mean an uncertain trip for winners of...
  • Odds Increasing For A Very Snowy Winter In Colorado

    09/11/2015 8:47:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 37 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | Sep 10, 2015 | Justin McHeffey
    DENVER (CBS4) Colorados 2015-2016 Winter season may be one for the record books as El Nio conditions strengthen in the Pacific Ocean. The El Nio forecast released by NOAA suggests a colder winter with more snowfall than normal. Ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific have been as much as four degrees warmer than average over the past few months. Historically, this setup has brought more moisture into the state during the winter months, especially southwestern Colorado, but Denver has also seen its largest snowstorms during El Nio years.
  • Uh huh New studies say global warming could trigger an ice age

    09/11/2015 12:55:29 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 117 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 11SEP2015 | Robert Felix
    Scientists fear Day After Tomorrow climate change, shouts the headline on MSNBC. According to two new studies, global warming could (supposedly) shut down ocean circulation. This could drop vast stretches of Asia into drought and expose the entire Northern Hemisphere to severe ice and snow. This change would be sudden and sharp enough to roil civilizationhappening in as little as three years and resulting in as much as an 18-degree Fahrenheit drop in average temperatures, says this article by Tony Dokoupil. Dokoupil tells the story of Jud Partin, a geophysicist at the University of Texas, who gathered new geological data...
  • Snow, winter weather temporarily close part of Going-to-the-Sun Road ( AGW : Montana )

    09/07/2015 10:52:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Ravalli Republic ^ | Sept. 7, 2015 | DILLON KATO
    Glacier National Park, the top of Logan Pass has been temporarily shut down again, this time because of snow. Glacier announced over the weekend that a section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road between Big Bend on the west side and Jackson Glacier Overlook on the east side is temporarily closed because of winter weather conditions.
  • Mapping tree density at a global scale

    09/03/2015 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Nature.com ^ | 9-2-2015
    The global extent and distribution of forest trees is central to our understanding of the terrestrial biosphere. We provide the first spatially continuous map of forest tree density at a global scale. This map reveals that the global number of trees is approximately 3.04 trillion, an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate. Of these trees, approximately 1.39 trillion exist in tropical and subtropical forests, with 0.74 trillion in boreal regions and 0.61 trillion in temperate regions. Biome-level trends in tree density demonstrate the importance of climate and topography in controlling local tree densities at finer scales, as well...
  • Scientists undercount trees by 2.6 trillion, but assure us animals going extinct

    09/03/2015 6:50:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/03/2015 | NewsMachete
    Every so often you will see articles warning that some species is going extinct. And usually it's not really a species -- you never hear about "leopards" going extinct, usually it's "purple dotted left handed bisexual Nepalese leopards" or some subvariety. We are assured they are going extinct because fewer have been seen recently. But the Earth is so big, how can we really be sure that some subspecies is going extinct just because we see fewer of them? After all, only three percent of the land mass of the Earth is urbanized. Animals could easily be hidden in...
  • 'Settled Science' chronicle: world has 7.5 times more trees than previously believed

    09/03/2015 6:09:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It seems that scientists were a little off in calculating the number of trees on the planet. You remember trees: they turn CO2 into oxygen and water. In fact, if you buy a carbon credit, you are paying to plant trees to buy an indulgence for your private jet travel -- just like Al Gore and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. supposedly do. Well, all those calculations of doom over purported CO2-caused global warming may be a little more unsettled. The Wall Street Journal reports:
  • World Has Many More Trees Than Previously Thought, New Report Says

    09/02/2015 11:23:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    WSJ ^ | Mark Armao
    There are just over three trillion trees in the world, a figure that dwarfs previous estimates, according to the most comprehensive census yet of global forestation. Using satellite imagery as well as ground-based measurements from around the world, a team led by researchers at Yale University created the first globally comprehensive map of tree density. Their findings were published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. A previous study that drew on satellite imagery estimated that the total number of trees was around 400 billion. The new estimate of 3.04 trillion is multiple times that number, bringing the ratio of trees...
  • Three trillion trees: Study finds there are 7.5 times more trees than previously believed

    09/02/2015 10:56:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 115 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | September 2, 2015 | Provided by: Yale University
    The global map of tree density at the square-kilometer pixel scale. Credit: Crowther, et al A new Yale-led study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number of trees has plummeted by roughly 46 percent since the start of human civilization, the study estimates. Using a combination of satellite imagery, forest inventories, and supercomputer technologies, the international team of researchers was able to map tree populations worldwide at the square-kilometer level. Their results, published in the journal Nature, provide the most comprehensive...
  • The Union That Rules New York ( SEIU )

    08/31/2015 6:38:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2015 | DANIEL DISALVO AND STEPHEN EIDE
    Powerful and well funded, 1199 SEIU has unprecedented reach into city and state government. ... Medicaid is one of the primary sources of funding for the hospitals employing workers from 1199 SEIU, the powerful hospital and nursing-home employees union. ... The unions clout can be assessed by several measures: the sheer size of its membership, its spending on campaigns and lobbying, and the depth and breadth of its connections with New Yorks ruling elite. With well over 300,000 members in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York (where over half of that total resides), 1199SEIU is the largest union...
  • The Cult of Climate Change (ne Global Warming)

    08/26/2015 8:45:34 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    WUWT ^ | 8/26/2016 | Anthony Watts
    This is the opinion of Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Dr. Ivar Giaever , Prof. Richard Lindzen, and many others. Climate change alarmism has a surprising number of attributes of a medieval or even ancient religion. Nevertheless, real religions have some pre-requisites, like a tradition spanning at least few generations. So the proper name for climate alarmism is a cult. And these are the telltale attributes: 1) Climate alarmists pretend to possess indisputable truths about the past, present, and future. From minute details of the paleoclimate to the world state 200 years in the future, alarmists know everything. 2) The alarmist...
  • Mankind threatened by global cooling, not warming

    08/25/2015 7:54:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/25/2015 | Bob Unruh
    As the Obama administration creates policy based on the premise that the planet is warming, more and more scientists are concluding the real danger is global cooling. One recently painted this scenario: Food shortages from crop failures brought on by cold weather during the summers will produce civil unrest, as in huge civil unrest. Theres no question of will it occur but exactly when, said David Dilley, a former NOAA meteorologist and the current senior research scientist at Global Weather Oscillations. He gave a presentation recently on Mind Your Own Business TV with Debi Davis.
  • It's official. Earth just had its hottest month ever recorded

    08/23/2015 1:01:20 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 94 replies
    Global Post ^ | Aug 20, 2015 | Timothy McGrath
    So there's a new climate report out from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Which do you want first the good news or the bad news? LOL jk, it's all bad news! The NOAA has confirmed that July 2015 was the warmest month ever recorded on Earth. The average temperature across the Earth's land and ocean surfaces was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit 1.46 degrees warmer than the 20th-century average, 0.08 degrees warmer than the previous record set in 1998, and the hottest month since humans began recording global temperatures in the 1880s. The findings verify preliminary data released...
  • Capitalism-Hating Marxist Professor Rakes In $170,000 Per Year At U. Wisconsin

    08/21/2015 2:24:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/21/2015 | Eric Owens
    One of the leading lights of Marxism on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison brings home a sweet salary of $170,000 per year. The well-heeled sociology professor is Erik Olin Wright .. The tenured, capitalism-hating professors annual salary of $170,000 is $117,587 greater than the household income of a typical Wisconsin family and is in the top 2 percent of all Americans. Whil an average middle-class family in Wisconsin survives on $4,368 per month, the Marxist professor enjoys a cushy monthly income of $14,166. He will teach exactly two courses in the fall semester for this princely sum. ......
  • Scotland is but one of many dichotomies to 'global warming' hype

    08/15/2015 7:19:33 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 14 replies
    self | 08/15/2015 | self
    I came across this pictorial at DailyMail, spuriously-referencing a trend there in Scotland, and found the other articles for clarity. Scotland's winter snow STILL hasn't melted: Incredible network of tunnels and caves clings to mountains after the cold summer Among the picture captions:A range of factors has seen a growing number of snow patches remaining since 2007, but this summer there are more than have been seen for 20 years June on track to be coldest [Scottish] summer for 40 years The comments at the 2nd source are interesting.Scottish farmers suffering worst [coldest/wettest] summer in four decades I browsed and...
  • Global Warming: A $1.5 Trillion Industry

    08/09/2015 11:12:56 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 11 replies
    Power Line ^ | August 10, 2015 06:12 UTC | John Hinderaker
    The Climate Change Business Journal has calculated that global warming is now a $1.5 trillion a year industry. The Business Journals report is not available for free online, but its findings are reviewed by the Insurance Journal. They are eye-opening, to say the least: The $1.5 trillion global climate change industry grew at between 17 and 24 percent annually from 2005-2008, slowing to between 4 and 6 percent following the recession with the exception of 2011s inexplicable 15 percent growth, according to Climate Change Business Journal. The San Diego, Calif.-based publication includes within that industry nine segments and 38 sub-segments....
  • Shut down coal mines, group urges ( WildEarth Guardians : Colorado)

    08/07/2015 11:33:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | August 6, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Industry blasts suggestion as harmful to the country. A conservation group that has succeeded in dealing recent legal setbacks to western Colorado coal mines called Thursday for a phase-out of federal coal leasing to help combat climate change. Its time for the Interior Department to shut it down, Jeremy Nichols, Climate and Energy Program director for WildEarth Guardians, said in a news release. The group outlined a plan for ending the federal coal program over 10 to 25 years through a moratorium on leasing publicly owned coal, retiring existing leases that arent producing, honestly reporting the climate impacts of the...

    08/06/2015 2:55:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 5, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama is petty and vengeful. At this point, anything with the words "Green Energy" might as well be read as "Screw the Middle Class". After being shot down by the court, Obama's Green Energy plan has risen from the grave meaner and nastier than ever. First of all it's been retooled to hit Republican states hardest. ... Behind the euphemisms, the Thug-in-Chief is doing his usual petty bit by lashing out at opponents while seeking to punish them. And backed in is a Carbon Tax plan, which will save the planet by enriching a handful of billionaires and rip you...
  • Climate change poses undeniable threat to national security

    07/31/2015 7:17:33 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 43 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | BRIG GEN Stephen Cheney USMC (RET)
    Having spent more than 30 years in the US Marine Corps, I know what constitutes a national security threat. Climate change, caused in large part by the carbon pollution we dump into our air, presents risks to the safety of both our nation and our world at large. The threats of climate change include extreme weather, rising sea levels, reduced military capacity, and conditions that can enable worldwide violence and perpetuate terrorism. To address this challenge, well need to both prepare for the effects of climate change and reduce the pollution that is causing it. As the Environmental Protection Agency...
  • Montana, Wyoming Receive Unusual Late-July Snowfall (PHOTOS)

    07/29/2015 7:07:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    WEATHER.COM ^ | Jul 28 2015 | Sean Breslin
    Ski resorts in parts of Montana and Wyoming fired up their webcams to capture images of something they don't usually see on their slopes: snow falling in late July. "An abnormally powerful low-pressure system is winding up near the Montana-Saskatchewan border something more typical of the cold-weather season than mid-July," said weather.com senior meteorologist Nick Wiltgen. "As a result, it's yanking some pretty cold air southward quickly enough to bring subfreezing temperatures into the Northern Rockies at elevations above 10,000 feet or so. Throw in some moisture and boom, snow." The system dumped several inches of wintry precipitation on...
  • 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 Obamas 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. Shes also been implicated in the agencys 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. Stockmens 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 shes 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 its not just a sidebar to social justice work. Hodges was one of...
  • Earths 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 studywritten by James Hansen, NASAs former lead climate scientist, and 16 co-authors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fieldsconcludes 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 wouldnt 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 worlds 1.2 billion Catholics on Thursday. In an unprecedented encyclical on the subject of the environment, the pontiff is expected to argue that humanitys exploitation of the planets resources has crossed the Earths natural boundaries, and that...