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  • Exxon Mobil signs on to Republican-led carbon tax proposal

    06/20/2017 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/20/17 | James Osborne
    WASHINGTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. and other large oil companies are backing a carbon tax proposal put forward earlier this year by a group of former Republican leaders including James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state and a Houston attorney. The Climate Leadership Coalition, a group that includes Baker, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and former Secretary of State George Shultz, announced a list of "founding members" Tuesday that includes Exxon Mobil, BP, Shell, Total, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson. "We support @TheCLCouncil as a founding member and are working to support its policy development process," Exxon...
  • Regulators expand their authority, play politics with carbon at ratepayer expense [ Colorado]

    06/20/2017 6:48:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | June 19, 2017 | Amy Cooke
    In a decision that evokes former President Obama’s environmental agenda, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on March 23, 2017, expanded its authority in a way that’s likely to drive up electricity rates. Every four years, Xcel Energy undergoes a resource planning process that outlines their ability to meet ratepayers’ electricity demand. They present portfolios containing cost analyses regarding the utility’s generation, and the Commission selects the “lowest cost resources available to provide the company with enough capacity and energy to in turn be able to provide customers with reliable electricity.” However, in the 2016 Energy Resource Plan, the Public...
  • Sierra snow: Chains required on I-80 near Truckee [ California ]

    06/12/2017 11:15:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Mercury News ^ | June 12, 2017 | Susan Steade
    Chain controls are in effect on the 15-mile stretch of Interstate 80 between Kingvale and Donner Lake. Scattered snow and rain is expected to continue Monday morning in the Truckee area.. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 10 a.m. Monday for the Sierra from Shasta to Calaveras counties. In Yosemite National Park, the slow work of clearing Tioga Road continues. The park reported on Tuesday that the two crews plowing Highway 120 — one going west from Lee Vining, the other east from Crane Flat — had met at Tioga Pass. But “road opening is...
  • Solar Update June 2017–the sun is slumping and headed even lower

    06/07/2017 12:48:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 6, 2017 | by David Archibald
    Solar cycle 24 has seen very low solar activity thus far, likely the lowest in 100 years. Figure 1: F10.7 Flux 2014 – 2017 The F10.7 flux shows that over the last three and a half years the Sun has gone from solar maximum through a bounded decline to the current stage of the trail to minimum. Solar minimum is likely to be still three years away. Figure 2: F10.7 Flux of Solar Cycles 19 to 24 aligned on month of minimum Solar Cycle 24 is sitting at the lower bound of activity for solar cycles back to 1964, the...
  • Ted Cruz Crushes Bizarre Attack On Paris Withdrawal

    06/02/2017 11:43:49 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 2 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    It is beyond my power of discernment to identify the most over-the-top comment criticizing President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. But this tweet by a Harvard professor named Joyce Chaplin is surely a contender: The USA, created by int’l community in Treaty of Paris in 1783, betrays int’l community by withdrawing from #parisclimateagreement today. Chaplin teaches American Studies. Yet, she appears not to know how America was created. Ted Cruz reminded her: Just sad. Tenured chair at Harvard, doesn’t seem to know how USA was created. Not a treaty. Declaration+Revolutionary War+Constitution=USA. He added: Lefty academics...
  • Scarborough: Bannon is the real president

    06/02/2017 10:04:08 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/2/2017 | Max Greenwood
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Friday blamed White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon for President Trump's decision to back out of the Paris climate accord, saying that the move signals that Bannon "is now the president of the United States." "Time Magazine was right. Steve Bannon is president of the United States," Scarborough said on his show "Morning Joe."
  • Poll: Do you agree with Trump’s decision to withdraw from climate agreement?

    06/01/2017 3:14:31 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 112 replies
    WKRN ^ | Published: June 1, 2017, 3:05 pm | WKRN web staff
    News 2 wants to know… do you agree with President Trump’s decision to withdraw from climate agreement? Vote in our poll below:
  • Tom Steyer: Trump's Paris exit a 'traitorous act of war'

    06/01/2017 12:01:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 1,2017 | John Siciliano
    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer called President Trump a traitor if he makes good on his promise and exits the Paris climate change agreement. "If Trump pulls the US out of the #ParisAgreement he will be committing a traitorous act of war against the American people," Steyer tweeted. Steyer was very active during the presidential campaign through his group, NextGen Climate, and has become a leading activist in an agenda that supports moving the nation toward 100 percent renewable energy over the next 25 years.
  • (Video) The White House to go live regarding the Paris Accord

    06/01/2017 10:40:47 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 141 replies
    facebook.com/POTUS ^ | 6/1/17 | Donald J. Trump
    In a few minutes, watch LIVE as President Donald J. Trump makes a statement regarding the Paris Accord.
  • Trump nearing a decision on whether to pull U.S. from Paris climate deal

    05/31/2017 1:17:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 31, 2017 | Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis
    President Trump is nearing a final decision on whether to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, with one White House official saying Wednesday that the president is leaning toward an exit but three others cautioning that he has not reached a verdict. The matter has deeply divided the administration for months. Ivanka Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have urged the president to remain in the deal, and White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have been pushing for a withdrawal.
  • Donald Trump's potential science adviser...CO2 is 'good' and US should withdraw from Paris

    05/30/2017 10:53:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 30 May 2017; 12:41pm | Nick Allen
    An academic tipped to be President Donald Trump's White House Science Adviser has called for the United States to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Professor William Happer, a Princeton physicist, told The Telegraph in an interview: "I hope he will. Our friends in Europe wanted it so everybody had to sign up but it's a complete waste. ... "It (the Paris agreement) is not going to hurt the environmentalists, it's going to hurt people in Asia and Africa and I think it's profoundly immoral. What people there need is electricity you can afford. Prosperity, what's wrong with that? This...
  • The Possible Reasons Big Corporations Are So Eager for Trump to Break His Promise on Paris

    05/29/2017 12:19:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 26, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    European countries and major corporations are pressuring President Donald Trump to remain in the Paris climate agreement despite his promises on the campaign trail to withdraw the United States from the Obama-era deal that never gained congressional approval.The Trump administration so far is sticking with being undecided—at least until Trump returns to the United States from his first foreign trip, where on Friday, he’s meeting with Group of Seven ally countries, which support the agreement.Back home, the pressure is growing from multinational corporations, even the energy sector, which have opposed stricter limitations on carbon.Exxon Mobil Corp., once run by Trump’s...
  • Merkel warns against "simple answers" after Trump meetings

    05/29/2017 10:18:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2017 11:57 AM EDT | David Rising and Geir Moulson
    Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Monday against seeking “simple answers” to complex global issues, a day after suggesting that Europe’s relationship with the U.S. had shifted significantly following NATO and G-7 meetings with President Donald Trump that produced disappointing results. The comments at an election rally Sunday in Bavaria, where Merkel stressed that “we Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands,” were widely seen as acknowledgement from Europe’s most powerful leader of the changing dynamic of trans-Atlantic ties. Her foreign minister, a political rival, upped the rhetoric Monday by declaring that with Trump’s policies, “the West has become...
  • Trump's actions have 'weakened' the West, says German minister [barf]

    05/29/2017 10:12:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 29 May 2017 16:43 CEST+02:00 | AFP/DPA/The Local
    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel unleashed a volley of criticism against US President Donald Trump, slamming his “short-sighted” policies that have “weakened the West” and hurt European interests. The sharp words from Gabriel came after Trump concluded his first official tour abroad which took him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Brussels and then Italy for a G7 summit. They also followed Chancellor Angela Merkel’s warning on Sunday that the US and Britain may no longer be reliable partners. Germany’s exasperation was laid bare after the G7 summit which wrapped up on Saturday with the US refusing to sign up to upholding...
  • TILLERSON SIGNS DOCS WITH CLIMATE CHANGE STATEMENT, INSISTING U.S. ‘STILL REVIEWING’ POLICY

    05/13/2017 6:58:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Friday May 12, 2017 | Penny Star
    As a member of the Arctic Council, the United States has signed onto two agreements that include efforts to protect the Arctic from climate change, linking it to human activity and calling on global efforts to reduce its effects, including enforcement of the Paris Agreement. “The Arctic Council, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, has proven to be an indispensable forum in which we can pursue cooperation,” Tillerson said in remarks to the council. “I want to affirm that the United States will continue to be an active member in this council.”
  • Noam Chomsky: Republican Party More Dangerous Than ISIS, North Korea

    05/11/2017 6:04:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/10/17 | Ben Kew
    Left-wing academic Noam Chomsky has declared that the Republican Party is the “most dangerous organization in human history” for their stance on climate change. Chomsky, still considered to be a darling of the left, told the BBC that, unlike ISIS or North Korea, the Republican Party is “dedicated to destroying the prospects for organized human existence.” Asked whether Donald Trump would damage America, Chomsky argued that the “main damage he will do is to the world, and it’s already happening.” “The most significant aspect of the Trump election, and it’s not just Trump, it’s the whole Republican party, is their...
  • Scientists Are Calling for NY Times Boycott Over Op-Ed by ‘Climate Change Denier’

    04/30/2017 7:45:01 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    The Wrap via SFGATE ^ | 04/28/2017 | Carli Velocci
    Multiple scientists and climate change advocates are calling for a boycott of The New York Times after an op-ed that they felt pushed anti-climate change agendas. The Friday column, the first written by Bret Stephens for the publication, uses the argument that data doesn’t always convey reality to make the point that climate change isn’t definite, despite evidence that supports the claim. He refers partially to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run, chronicled in the recent book “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.” Authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes wrote that the campaign relied too much on data, one of the...
  • Former Obama Official Says Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats to Influence Policy

    04/25/2017 11:17:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 24, 2017 | Chris White
    A former member of the Obama administration claims Washington, D.C., often uses “misleading” news releases about climate data to influence public opinion. Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion. “What you saw coming out of the press releases about climate data, climate analysis, was, I’d say, misleading, sometimes just wrong,” Koonin said, referring to elements within the Obama administration he said were responsible for manipulating climate data. He pointed to a National Climate Assessment in 2014 showing hurricane activity has...
  • 13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970

    04/22/2017 11:16:46 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 124 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 4/21/2017 | Jon Gabriel
    Saturday is Earth Day — an annual event first launched on April 22, 1970. The inaugural festivities (organized in part by then hippie and now convicted murderer Ira Einhorn) predicted death, destruction and disease unless we did exactly as progressives commanded. Sound familiar? Behold the coming apocalypse, as predicted on and around Earth Day, 1970: “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” — Harvard biologist George Wald“We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.”...
  • Idaho’s $4.3 Million Solar Road Generates Enough Power To Run ONE Microwave

    04/04/2017 4:56:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 04/03/2017 | Andrew Follett
    An expensive solar road project in Idaho can’t even power a microwave most days, according to the project’s energy data. The Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways project generated an average of 0.62 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per day since it began publicly posting power data in late March. To put that in perspective, the average microwave or blow drier consumes about 1 kWh per day. On March 29th, the solar road panels generated 0.26 kWh, or less electricity than a single plasma television consumes. On March 31st, the panels generated 1.06 kWh, enough to barely power a single microwave. The panels...