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    10/07/2015 6:11:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 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 Clinton’s 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 pope’s 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 Obama’s 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 isn’t a full time job. It can’t 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
    FAIRBANKS—An 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) – Colorado’s 2015-2016 Winter season may be one for the record books as El Niño conditions strengthen in the Pacific Ocean. The El Niño 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 Niño 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 ^ | 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 civilization—happening 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 union’s 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 York’s 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 (née 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 ^ | 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.” “There’s 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 professor’s 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 Journal’s 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 2011’s 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. “It’s 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 aren’t 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 ^ | 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, we’ll 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.