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  • Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic [Human Emissions Saved Planet]

    03/20/2015 8:46:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    heartland.org ^ | March 20, 2015 | Patrick Moore
    Editor’s Note: Patrick Moore, Ph.D., has been a leader in international environmentalism for more than 40 years. He cofounded Greenpeace... Human Emissions Saved Planet Over the past 150 million years, carbon dioxide had been drawn down steadily (by plants) from about 3,000 parts per million to about 280 parts per million before the Industrial Revolution. If this trend continued, the carbon dioxide level would have become too low to support life on Earth. Human fossil fuel use and clearing land for crops have boosted carbon dioxide from its lowest level in the history of the Earth back to 400 parts...
  • Obama’s Law School Professor: EPA Is ‘Burning The Constitution’

    03/17/2015 10:01:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/17/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    resident Obama has found himself at odds with his old law school mentor over the Environmental Protection Agency. Laurence Tribe, a liberal constitutional scholar at Harvard University, told House lawmakers that EPA carbon dioxide regulations are tearing the Constitution apart. “EPA possesses only the authority granted to it by Congress,” Tribe told lawmakers in a hearing Tuesday. “Its gambit here raises serious questions under the separation of powers… because EPA is attempting to exercise lawmaking power that belongs to Congress and judicial power that belongs to the federal courts.” “Burning the Constitution should not become part of our national energy...
  • Al Gore at SXSW: We Need to ‘Punish Climate-Change Deniers’ and ‘Put a Price on Carbon’

    03/16/2015 9:19:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 84 replies
    ecowatch.com ^ | March 16, 2015 10:37 am | Cole Mellino
    The South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival is happening now in Austin, Texas. Running from March 9 to 22, it’s a massive film, interactive and music festival that is nearly 20 years old. The festival brings together designers, developers, investors, entrepreneurs and politicians for panels and discussions about technology and innovation. For the third time in the last few years, Al Gore, founder and chairman of the Climate Reality Project, spoke at the festival on Friday. Naturally, his interactive discussion focused on addressing the climate crisis. The former vice president focused on the need to “punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should...
  • Gov. Scott Walker CPAC 2015 with 7 year-old Aaron Stark (on climate change)

    03/16/2015 1:14:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Clean Energy Now ^ | March 16, 2015
    Aaron Stark, (7, in the second grade at Haycock Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia) asks Governor Scott walker some questions about climate change at the 2015 CPAC convention. -----:35 VideoLittle boy walks up to ask Gov. Walker a question. Gov. Scott Walker leans down to listen. Aaron: "If you were president, what would you do about climate change?" Walker: "What would I do about that? Well you know I was a boy scout, and always thought maybe campsites should be cleaner when we leave than when we found it, so I'd try to work with people that care about...
  • Climate debate turns nasty

    03/15/2015 8:31:03 AM PDT · by Signalman · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/14/2015 | Timothy Carna
    The debate over climate science has taken a nasty turn. Vice President Biden painted skeptics of climate change as stupid in a recent interview. "I Ihink it’s close to mindless,” he said of skeptics on the HBO program “Vice.” “I think it’s like, you know, almost like denying gravity now.” This is a stunning development, that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, who should know more than anybody else in the world, who’s proposing hundreds of billions of dollars in costs to prevent this climate and temperature increases, doesn’t know whether their projections have been right or wrong,” Sessions...
  • Radical Idea: Forbid Advertising to Fix the World Climate Change

    03/14/2015 6:10:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Silicon Africa ^ | February 28, 2015 | Mawuna Remarque Koutonin
    Any country which will forbid advertising on its territory will see its greenhouse gases emission diminishes for at least 50% in the subsequent years. Because, the real greenhouse gas responsible for our environment destruction is from our mind, not from the cow @$$! In autumn 2013, I attended a European conference on innovation during the Council of Europe summit in Vilnius. One of the conference theme was “climate change and innovation”. I was disgusted by what I heard. Over a thousand people were in the room, and the speaker went on with impressive conviction to demonstrate how climate change is...
  • Climate change is a farce and the Obamas just proved it

    03/14/2015 2:01:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 61 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-14-15 | DrJohn
    One gallon of jet fuel burned creates about 19 pounds of C02. A 747 burns about 25,000 pounds of fuel per hour. A round trip from Washington DC to LA would take about 11- 11 1/2 hours. That comes to about 287,000 pounds of fuel. And that results in the production of about 5,462,500 pounds of CO2. A 757 burns about 6,000 pounds of jet fuel per hour. A similar round trip to LA would burn about 69,000 pounds of fuel and create about 1,310,000 pounds of CO2. Barack Obama and Michelle Obama both traveled to Los Angeles on the...
  • EPA rules on residential wood heaters fuel outcry in Minnesota, Wisconsin

    03/09/2015 6:47:48 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 82 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-7-15 | David Lieb
    Smoke wafting from wood fires has long provided a familiar winter smell in many parts of the country -- and, in some cases, a foggy haze that has filled people's lungs with fine particles that can cause coughing and wheezing. Citing health concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency now is pressing ahead with regulations to significantly limit the pollution from newly manufactured residential wood heaters. But some of the states with the most wood smoke -- including Minnesota and Wisconsin -- are refusing to go along, claiming that the EPA's new rules could leave low-income residents in the cold. Missouri and...
  • The coming climate court; The proposed Paris agreement is another reach for global power

    03/08/2015 8:10:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/08/2015 | Chris Horner
    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently circulated an email breathlessly titled, “Governments on Track to Reaching Paris 2015 Universal Climate Agreement — Negotiating Text Officially Published.” The message triumphantly claimed that “Another key step towards a new, universal climate change agreement has just been taken as the negotiating text for the agreement was officially issued by the [UNFCCC].” This refers to the upcoming talks in Paris in December on a successor pact to the 1997 Kyoto global warming treaty.
  • EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Can't Answer Climate Questions

    03/06/2015 6:10:05 AM PST · by raptor22 · 32 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 6, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    limate Change: Gina McCarthy, head of the EPA, can't answer basic questions about global temperatures, climate models or numbers of hurricanes. She didn't know being a global warming zealot requires knowledge of math. If the science of climate change was "settled," you'd think one of the generals in the war on global warming would have memorized the numbers that point to our planetary doom from a menace the administration says is a greater threat than terrorism. But McCarthy was asked some pretty simple questions Wednesday at a Senate hearing Wednesday on her request for $8.6 billion to help fight the...
  • Romancing the Stone ... Mark Steyn

    03/02/2015 11:08:16 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 2 Mar 2015 | Mark Steyn
    I'm a little under the weather (which is not as chronic as being under the climate), but I wanted to add something to what I said the other day about thug operator Raúl Grijalva, Democrat Representative from Arizona and Ranking Member of the House UnEnvironmental Activities Committee. It is not a small thing when even a jumped-up twerp hack announces that the national legislature of the world's superpower is targeting seven private citizens for disagreeing with him. In this case Commissar Grijalva is clamping the electrodes to various climate scientists - Robert Balling, John Christy, Judith Curry, Steven Hayward, David...
  • Crispy Critters — Nevada Solar Plant Not For The Birds

    02/25/2015 9:50:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | February 25, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    A solar-power project set to open next month in Nevada has fried 130 birds during tests and will soon join another solar farm in California in avian incineration. If as many birds being burned by solar power farms built in the U.S. were to wash up on our beaches soaked in crude oil from a leaking offshore well, the outrage would be deafening. But as with the wind turbines that now cover acre upon acre of former "pristine" countryside, what amount to avian Cuisinarts slicing and dicing everything that flies, including endangered species, only the crickets are chirping. House Minority...
  • Barack Obama Goes Full Stalin

    02/24/2015 8:12:41 PM PST · by Nipfan · 64 replies
    Real Science ^ | 2/25/15 | Nipfan
    The attack on Dr. Willie Soon is in full swing. Jo Nova has the details of that http://joannenova.com.au/2015/02/ny-times-willie-soon-character-assassination-is-not-science/ Read it and weep.
  • Left Panics over Peer-Reviewed Climate Paper’s Threat to Global Warming Alarmism

    02/23/2015 6:50:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/23/2015 | Matt Briggs
    You’ve heard it said that the science is settled. And it’s true. It is settled–settled beyond the possibility of any dispute. A fundamental, inescapable, indubitable bedrock scientific principle is that lousy theories make lousy predictions. Climate forecasts are lousy, therefore it is settled science that they must necessarily be based on lousy theories. And lousy theories should not be trusted.
  • Lake Erie Covered in Ice: Nearly 94 percent of lake is frozen, researchers say

    02/18/2015 11:59:04 AM PST · by xzins · 70 replies
    US News ^ | Feb 18, 15 | AP
    <p>The latest cold snap has almost all of Lake Erie covered by ice.</p> <p>The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory says ice has formed across close to 94 percent of the lake. That's the highest percentage out of all of the Great Lakes.</p>
  • Climate Change And NYC : More Heat, Rain And Flooding On The Horizon For Big Apple [REPORT]

    02/18/2015 2:22:30 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Increased coastal flooding, more intense heat waves and lots of rain are on the horizon for New Yorkers as global greenhouse gases drive manmade climate change and alter weather patterns, a report from the New York City Panel on Climate Change predicts. The report looked at the effects of global warming on the most populated U.S. city, and its results were anything but promising. Among its most startling claims was that by 2050, sea levels around Manhattan could rise 11-21 inches. By the end of the century, that figure jumps to an extraordinary 6 feet, enough to put about 7...
  • Mysterious Arctic skull raises questions about what animals once roamed North

    05/30/2006 11:20:11 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 26 replies · 1,587+ views
    CNews ^ | 30 May 2006 | JOHN THOMPSON
    IQALUIT, Nunavut (CP) - A mysterious skull discovered on the edge of the Arctic Circle has sparked interest in what creatures roamed Baffin Island in the distant past, and what life a warming climate may support in the future. Andrew Dialla, a resident of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, says he found the skull protruding from the frozen tundra during a walk near the shore with his daughter about a month ago. The horned skull is about the size of a man's fist. It resembles a baby caribou skull, except at that age, a caribou wouldn't have antlers, researchers and elders have pointed...
  • U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare (Destroying Capitalism)

    02/13/2015 11:29:01 AM PST · by Signalman · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 2/10/2015 | IBD
    Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism. "This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change...
  • Climate scientist wins defamation suit against National Post (Canada)

    02/12/2015 7:24:34 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    National Post (Canada) ^ | 07 February 2015 | Ishmael N. Daro
    A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered the National Post to pay climate scientist Andrew Weaver $50,000 in damages in a defamation suit over articles published in 2009 and 2010. At the time of publication, Mr. Weaver was the Canada Research Chair in climate modelling and analysis in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria. He had also contributed to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Mr. Weaver is currently a Green Party MLA.
  • How cold was it across New York state this morning? One spot hit 27 below

    02/06/2015 3:43:44 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Syracuse Media ^ | February 06, 2015 | Glenn Coin
    It was bitterly cold this morning across New York State. Gouverneur was 27 below zero. Watertown was 26 below; Old Forge, 23 below. And that was just temperature, let alone the wind chill.
  • NYT: Even Republicans fear global warming! (REALLY??)

    02/01/2015 7:35:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | January 31, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    The New York Times has a breathless announcement: Most Republicans Back Climate Action! Except, it's not most Republicans; by the Time's own numbers, it's only 48%, and even that number is very suspect. If they can't honesty portray their own cooked up numbers, how honest can the underlying poll be? This is the classic way that the Left shifts public opinion; they cook up a poll, produce results they like, and then use it as a club to make whatever they want. They can get the results they like either by leading questions, asking unrepresentative samples, or just by plain...
  • Warmists getting angrier

    02/01/2015 11:01:23 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    As their computer models fail and their predictions of doom fail to materialize, the warmist cult is employing more and more extreme language to denounce those who disagree with their cant. ... One of the characteristics of cults is that their greatest fury is reserved for dissidents within, the moderates who generally agree, but who deviate from the official line. They are the greatest threat because they appeal to fellow cultists.
  • Forget Climategate: this ‘global warming’ scandal is much bigger

    01/31/2015 8:16:30 AM PST · by Twotone · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Jan. 20, 2015 | James Delingpole
    How can we believe in ‘global warming’ when the temperature records providing the ‘evidence’ for that warming cannot be trusted? It’s a big question – and one which many people, even on the sceptical side of the argument, are reluctant to ask.
  • BUZZKILL: EPA Chief Jets to Aspen’s Winter X Games to Preach Global Warming

    01/26/2015 6:53:02 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | January 23, 2015
    EPA chief Gina McCarthy was harshing on everyone’s mellow up in Aspen Thursday going on about global warming and generally being a buzzkill. Not content just to catch the men’s snowboard superpipe, McCarthy used the Winter X Games as an excuse to lecture the liberal crony class on the benefits of investing in tank tops versus GORE-TEX. According to the Denver Business Journal: McCarthy was in Aspen to make the point that warmer temperatures caused by carbon pollution hurt the winter-sports industry, and to advocate for Obama administration policies to curb greenhouse gases. Apparently we can’t stress this enough because...
  • Jim Inhofe flips the script on Democratic climate-change-is-a-hoax vote

    01/21/2015 4:35:32 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21 at 5:09 PM | Philip Bump
    The United States Senate voted Wednesday to agree that climate change "is real and not a hoax." That was it, the full extent of the amendment to the Senate's slow-moving Keystone XL pipeline bill. Final tally: 98 to 1.This was one of two traps set up by Democrats to get their opponents on the record as disputing the authenticity of human-caused global warming, a phenomenon nearly universally accepted by the scientific community. But it didn't go as expected.Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) co-sponsored the amendment with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who introduced it. Inhofe can claim credit as a primary inspiration...
  • Mass. urges owners on coast to elevate homes (More Global Warming BS)

    05/25/2008 11:53:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies · 47+ views
    boston.com ^ | May 24, 2008 | Robert Knox
    The state is urging property owners along the Massachusetts coast to elevate their homes 1 to 3 feet to protect against storms and the threat that rising seas will bring the waters to their doorsteps. more stories like thisIt's just a recommendation - not a requirement - but the message being delivered by the new StormSmart Coasts program is a sign that many municipal and state officials are concerned about the risk global warming may bring to property owners along the 1,700-mile Massachusetts coastline. "It's scary," said Vincent J. Kalishes III, Scituate's conservation agent, who took part in planning the...
  • NASA’s Hansen thinks sea level rise will be accelerating – I think not, ....

    04/21/2011 10:33:33 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | April 21, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    ← Kilwa Kisiwani Gereza NASA’s Hansen thinks sea level rise will be accelerating – I think not, offering a new paper and updated story on Hansen to show why Posted on April 21, 2011 by Anthony Watts Dr. James Hansen, NASA scientist, advocate, and protestor with a rap sheet released a new paper (non peer reviewed) on his website recently. A video report follows. The paper is titled:Earth’s Energy Imbalance and Implications (click for PDF) Here’s a portion of the abstract:Improving observations of ocean temperature confirm that Earth is absorbing more energy from the sun than it is radiating to space...
  • Study: Sea level rise accelerating more than once thought

    01/14/2015 6:00:39 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 60 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 01/14/15 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    The world’s oceans are now rising far faster than they did in the past, a new study says. The study found that for much of the 20th century — until about 1990 — sea level was about 30 percent less than earlier research had figured. But that’s not good news, scientists say, because about 25 years ago the seas started rising faster and the acceleration in 1990 turns out to be more dramatic than previously calculated.
  • Volcanoes are cooling Earth: Aerosols from small eruptions have reduced global temperatures

    01/13/2015 3:51:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 12, 2015 | By RICHARD GRAY
    FULL TITLE: Volcanoes are cooling Earth: Aerosols from small eruptions have reduced global temperatures and tropical rainfall. Small volcanic eruptions over the past 20 years have been protecting the Earth from global warming, according to a new study. Scientists have confirmed that droplets of sulphur-rich aerosols spewed into the upper atmosphere by volcanoes have been reflecting sunlight away from the Earth. Until recently it was thought that only particularly large eruptions had any noticeable affect on the climate. This could have helped decrease the global temperatures by between 0.05°C to 0.12°C over the past 15 years. Since 1998, the warmest...
  • Tim Ball - The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science

    01/12/2015 11:33:59 AM PST · by Twotone · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan. 10, 2015 | Tim Ball
    This is a video of Tim Ball, PhD speaking at the Skagit Education Outreach in Mount Vernon, Wa. on May 30th, 2014. It was apparently just uploaded to YouTube where I happened upon it. It's a two hour presentation, but well worth listening to.
  • Obama’s green energy benefactor plans $100 million midterm push

    02/19/2014 10:00:27 AM PST · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | February 18, 2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    Want to know why the president and his team are stampeding to talk about global warming despite increasing public disinterest in the topic, a bitterly cold and snowy winter and deepening skepticism about the costs of clamping down on industry as the economy again falters? It turns out that money talks. From the NYT: “A billionaire retired investor is forging plans to spend as much as $100 million during the 2014 election, seeking to pressure federal and state officials to enact climate change measures through a hard-edge campaign of attack ads against governors and lawmakers. The donor, Tom Steyer, a...
  • Thursday's flurries set Florida record

    01/09/2015 9:06:30 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | 1/9/2015 | Blake Mathews,
    Thursday's snowfall was a rare phenomenon known as 'ocean effect snow.' It's the same idea as lake-effect snow except it occurs over the ocean.
  • Snowstorm forces closure of 132-mile stretch of NY Thruway

    01/09/2015 9:22:01 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    ap ^ | January 09, 2015
    Severe weather has shut down a 132-mile stretch of the Thruway in western New York for the second time since the epic November snowstorm. The Thruway Authority closed Interstate 90 at midnight Thursday from Exit 46 outside Rochester to Exit 61 at Ripley, on the Pennsylvania border 60 miles southwest of Buffalo.
  • U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders reminds America ‘progressive’ means ‘socialist’

    01/08/2015 9:34:02 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Watchdog ^ | January 8, 2015 | Jason Hart
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent and self-described socialist from Vermont, inadvertently reminded America “progressive” is just another word for “socialist” ... In his column, titled “Fight for Our Progressive Vision,” Sanders called for universal health care, increased government redistribution of wealth, limits on political speech, additional government action against “climate change,” $1 trillion in new infrastructure spending and .... Meanwhile, in Sanders’s home state of Vermont, Democrat Gov. Peter Shumlin announced last month he was abandoning single-payer socialized medicine program Green Mountain Care because it was too expensive. While Sanders is widely seen as a standard-bearer for progressive thought, it’s...
  • Is Global Warming a Hoax?

    01/06/2015 7:14:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies
    The New American ^ | 01.06.15 | Ed Hiserodt and Rebecca Terrell
    In our information age, we’re bombarded with statistics on every danger the number crunchers can conjure — people struck by lightning, airplane vs. automotive deaths, and even drownings in bathtubs. But one statistic is curiously missing from the list. Even though President Obama and other global-warming alarmists warn of a looming climate apocalypse, they avoid giving a metric to prove their claims. They blame man-made climate change for a vast array of ills, including floods, droughts, wildfires, and tornados. But they never quantify what they say is the driving force behind it all: temperature.They have a very good reason. Actual...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Touts Climate Change Fight

    01/06/2015 3:50:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Businass Daily ^ | January 6, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Environmentalism: Re-upping on delusional climate-change fantasies, "Governor Moonbeam" asked in his inauguration speech Monday for the Golden State to meet half its energy needs with renewable energy by 2030. Gov. Jerry Brown, who leads the state that hosted Solyndra, embraces bird-chopping wind turbines and builds crispy critter-producing solar panel farms, is a leading advocate of renewable energy and environmental protection. As pollution from coal-fired plants and industries in China wafted across the Pacific, he took a deep breath at his fourth inauguration as the state's chief executive and doubled down on green energy's failed promise by tasking California to fight...
  • Hickenlooper names new head of Colorado Department of Transportation

    01/05/2015 5:40:50 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | Heather Draper
    Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday named Shailen Bhatt the next executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). He will assume the role in mid-February. Bhatt will replace Don Hunt, who will remain at CDOT through the end of February to transition with Bhatt ... Prior to serving at DelDOT, Bhatt was an associate administrator at the Federal Highway Administration ... "Don Hunt has been a remarkable executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation. His ability to galvanize the Herculean efforts that so swiftly reopened the state's bridges and the hundreds of miles of roads damaged by the...
  • Americans on the move want warmth, affordability: reports

    01/02/2015 12:21:10 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 99 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 2JAN2015 | Mark Guarino
    (Reuters) - Americans moving out of state in 2014 were most likely to head to places that were warmer and more affordable, such as the South and Southwest, according to studies by two major moving companies. The 47th annual report by Allied Van Lines showed that Illinois topped the list of states people are moving away from with 1,372 net moves, followed by Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan and New Jersey. The states have remained in the top five since 2010, the company said.
  • Fuel prices going up as greenhouse regulations hit gas, diesel fuels *(Kalifornia)

    12/30/2014 12:52:20 PM PST · by Signalman · 25 replies
    WUWT ^ | 12/30/2014 | Anthony Watts/Josh Richman
    By Josh Richman San Jose Mercury News 12/29/14 07:18 PM After months of seeing gas prices sink ever lower, Californians will ring in 2015 by paying more at the pump as a result of the state’s landmark greenhouse-gas emissions law. But how much more we’ll pay, and whether it’s worth it, remains bitterly debated among oil companies, some state lawmakers and environmentalists. Starting Thursday, gasoline and diesel producers will be subject to the state’s cap-and-trade system, forcing them either to supply lower-carbon fuels — which are more expensive to produce — or to buy pollution permits for the greenhouse gases...
  • Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

    12/26/2014 5:44:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    The Guardian via MSN ^ | 12/26/14 | Ian Sample
    **SNIP** That New Year’s Eve an interview with expedition leader Chris Turney was beamed live to Times Square in New York. Two days later, the rescue effort entered a new phase. With no icebreaker able to smash way through, a Chinese helicopter, Xue Ying, or “Snow Eagle”, rose into the air for the first of five flights to ferry passengers from the stricken ship to the Aurora Australis. A core crew remained behind to sail vessel home once conditions allowed. Media interest in the expedition faded after the rescue, but in the year since Turney and his team have been...
  • This Is What Our Hellish World Will Look Like

    12/23/2014 5:57:52 AM PST · by pabianice · 32 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 12/23/14 | Leber
    This Is What Our Hellish World Will Look Like After We Hit the Global Warming Tipping Point The de facto assumption of climate change policy is that the world must limit the increase in global temperatures to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) above pre-Industrial levels, or risk hitting a tipping point where the impact becomes irreversible. The figure dates back to 1975, when economist William Nordhaus suggested that more than 3.6 degrees of warming would “take the climate outside of the range of observations which have been made over the last several hundred thousand years.” By the 1990s, 3.6...
  • Onward marches the Great Pause (Gorebull warming)

    12/04/2014 8:02:18 AM PST · by Signalman · 10 replies
    WUWT ^ | 12/3/2014 | Christopher Monckton
    Since October 1996 there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). This month’s RSS temperature plot pushes up the period without any global warming from 18 years 1 month to 18 years 2 months (indeed, very nearly 18 years 3 months). Will this devastating chart be displayed anywhere at the Lima conference? Don’t bet on it. The hiatus period of 18 years 2 months, or 218 months, is the farthest back one can go in the RSS satellite temperature record and still show a sub-zero trend. What will the chart look like this time next year, at the...
  • Clean Power Plan carbon emission comments due Monday ( Colorado )

    12/01/2014 6:59:15 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Craig Daily Press ^ | November 30, 2014 | Noelle Leavitt Riley
    Craig — Monday is the deadline to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the proposed Clean Energy Plan that aims to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. The next step is for the federal government to review submitted statements made during the past several months in order to make a final ruling on the plan by June. Originally, the deadline was Oct. 15, but it was extended to Monday after the EPA received nearly 750,000 comments before the first deadline, according to the EPA. Northwest Colorado houses two coal-fired power plants, Craig Station in Moffat County and...
  • Greenhouse Gasses Simply Do Not Exist - Mathematical PROOF!!!

    11/26/2014 7:58:30 PM PST · by America_Right · 105 replies
    New and Amazing dot com Blog ^ | October 10, 2014 | Harry Dale Huffman
    Hi fellow Freepers, I have been away since the last general election, but since we cleaned up in this midterm, I have been getting back into the news and politics a little more. Anyway, I was reading a globull warming article's comments on some website, and one of the comments was from a physicist named Harry Dale Huffman. He used an equation to show that there is almost NO difference between Earth and Venus when it comes to atmospheric temperature, even though Venus has an atmosphere composed almost entirely of CO2. With indisputable math, he is able to show absolute...
  • 141 year old cold weather record falls in Jacksonville ( Florida )

    11/21/2014 6:34:48 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    WJXT ^ | Nov 20 2014 | Blake Mathews
    24 degrees breaks old record of 30 set in 1873. Thursday morning not only broke an "ancient" record from 1873, but we also dropped to the second coldest temperature ever recorded in the month of November in Jacksonville. According to the National Weather Service, for the second morning in a row, Jacksonville set a new cold weather record. Thursday mornings temperature dropped to a bone chilling 24 degrees breaking the old record of 30 degrees set in 1873. If that wasn't cold enough for you, Thursday's 24 degrees also marks the second lowest temperature ever recorded in the month of...
  • Obama Launches Global Warming 'Toolkit' as Nation Freezes

    11/19/2014 3:00:24 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | Wynton Hall
    resident Barack Obama announced the release of a global warming “toolkit,” one day before all 50 U.S. states fell below freezing temperatures. The White House says its “resilience toolkit” is an extension of Obama’s “Climate Action Plan” .. A recent Gallup poll finds that just two percent of Americans rate “environment/pollution” as a top concern.
  • U.S. to give $3 billion to international climate fund

    11/15/2014 6:35:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    NYT/Pioneer Press ^ | 11-14-14 | Coral Davenport and Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama soon will announce that the United States will contribute $3 billion to a new international fund intended to help the world's poorest countries address the effects of climate change, according to a senior administration official. Obama is expected to make the announcement at a summit meeting of the Group of 20 industrial powers this weekend in Brisbane, Australia, on the heels of his landmark announcement this week that the United States and China will jointly commit to curbing greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade. The two announcements, both unveiled at prominent global meetings with...
  • US confirms climate agency websites hacked

    11/12/2014 3:24:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 12, 2014 6:06 PM EST | Brandon Bailey
    A U.S. Congressman says hackers from China were able to breach computer systems operated by the federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service and other climate-related programs. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency spokesman Scott Smullen confirmed in a statement Wednesday that four websites were “compromised by an Internet-sourced attack,” forcing the NOAA to perform unscheduled maintenance in recent weeks. …
  • Anti-Coal Policies Causing Florida Electricity Rate Hikes

    09/20/2014 6:04:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | August 26, 2014 | James Taylor
    Duke Energy seeks nearly $2 million in Florida electricity rate hikes to pay for a new power plant made necessary by environmental restrictions. The electricity rate hikes became necessary as environmental restrictions force the closing of two coal power plants providing Floridians with inexpensive electricity. ... Aided by $10 million in campaign spending by billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer, the Charlie Crist campaign is hammering Gov. Rick Scott for not imposing still more stringent power plant restrictions, above and beyond those imposed by the federal government. Steyer and Crist say Florida should impose state-specific power plant restrictions that would close...
  • Democrat Billionaire Tom Steyer May Have Blown $74 Million on Elections

    11/05/2014 6:58:31 AM PST · by bigbob · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-4-14 | Wynton Hall
    Democrat hedge fund billionaire and global warming activist Tom Steyer spent $74 million on Tuesday's midterm elections, making him this election season's single-largest donor. Almost $67 million of Steyer's campaign war chest was spent on his super PAC, NextGen Climate Action, reports Forbes. However, as The Hill points out, Steyer's big money spending spree may garner him one of the hedge fund titan's most middling returns to date. In Colorado, Steyer's super PAC has spent $7 million against GOP Senate candidate Rep. Cory Gardner and $421,202 for Democrat Sen. Mark Udall. The RealClearPolitics average of polls has Gardner up 2.5%....