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  • Kerry Thanks ‘Warriors for the Planet’ As Paris Climate Accord Nears Implementation(Moronican)

    09/22/2016 9:55:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/22/2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    As the Paris climate agreement edged closer to entering into force – which many advocates hope will occur before the possibility of a Trump presidency – Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday thanked what he called “warriors for the planet” as the second-to-last hurdle on the path to that achievement was cleared. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Kerry said he was “absolutely confident” that the most ambitious climate deal yet negotiated will enter into force before the next U.N. climate megaconference, which starts in Marrakech, Morocco on November 7 – one day before the U.S. election....
  • Ban Ki-moon's Disappointing Valedictory Speech

    09/21/2016 8:52:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/16 | Joseph Klein
    Secretary General Ban Ki-moon could have used his valedictory speech to the General Assembly for some self-reflection on what he could have done better during his two terms. Ban Ki-moon delivered his final address as United Nations Secretary General to world leaders gathered for the UN’s annual high level General Assembly debate. He highlighted as successes during his two terms in office the UN member states’ adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda and the successful negotiation of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Secretary General then catalogued the many unresolved conflicts and “grave security threats” from Syria...
  • “Feels-Like” Weather And The Latex Glove Index

    09/09/2016 10:10:27 PM PDT · by RogerEsq · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2016 | Roger Banks
    “Current temperature 95 degrees,” the weather man said, and hastened to add, “but it feels like a hundred and five.” Immediately I stood up. The time had come to test a longstanding hypothesis. I packed a winter coat, hat, and gloves; a notepad; and a No. 2 Ticonderoga pencil. With these things in hand, and my three-in-one thermometer-compass-magnifier keychain survival tool, I headed for the door. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/07/feels-like-weather-and-the-latex-glove-index/#ixzz4JpHhlEus
  • Obama to 'ratify' climate change treaty without getting Senate approval

    08/29/2016 10:47:24 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Chinese news source is reporting that President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will announce as early as this week that both nations have "ratified" the climate change treaty inked in Paris last year. The most asked question during the Obama years: "How can he do that without congressional approval?"
  • Emergency Theater for Paris Agreement: China, US rush to sham ratification

    08/28/2016 8:21:32 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    JoNova ^ | 8/28/2016 | Joanne Nova
    Tell the world it is all an act.It’s a do or die moment for The Cause. Brexit has hit them hard, and the Trump factor threatens to wreck everything. The Paris agreement has stalled pathetically at 1.1% of all human emissions (they need 55% to come into force). What they need right now is a gamechanger, and if they can’t get it then, true to form, they will manufacture the illusion of it.Next week expect a grand performance from US and China — or rather from two men who look solemn and can sign important looking carbon chastity vows on...
  • Farmer's Almanac Says Winter 2017 Will Be Extra Awful Because Life Can Be Cruel

    08/13/2016 8:27:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    countryliving.com ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | DIANA BRUK
    We know, we know. It's August and it's hot and humid and it seems like it will never be cold again. But:~SNIP~And you better start preparing because according to the Long Range Weather Forecast released by The Old Farmer's Almanac, this one is going to be a real doozy. Every region of the U.S. will be hit with a different type of terrible. The Northeast and Midwest can expect "colder than normal" temperatures and precipitation is supposed to be "above normal." If you're in the Pacific Northwest, you can expect a lot of rain and chilly weather. And in the...
  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

    07/25/2016 9:35:11 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 47 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | Alyssa Canobbio
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of...
  • Climate change may be turning Gulls into Cannibals

    07/24/2016 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Glad2bnuts · 46 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | 07/23/2016 | Tristan Baurick
    PROTECTION ISLAND — Jim Hayward slips on a hard hat and pops open an umbrella before stepping into a storm of angry gulls. Hayward, a seabird biologist based on Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is making his evening rounds through the largest gull nesting colony in the Puget Sound region. He's been monitoring this site since 1987, so he's used to the shrieking, the divebombing, the frequent splatterings of gull poop, and the pecking at his head, hands and feet. What he's not accustomed to is the cannibalism.
  • Green Chickenhawks, You’re Missing a Great Opportunity!

    07/19/2016 1:41:26 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    We haven't had a good series on the Chickenhawks of the Radical Left in a while. You might remember some of the previous ones - paternity leave, minimum wage,and of course, my first chickenhawk post from three years ago, also about green chickenhawks! But now let's return to the chickenhawks of the Church of Climate Change. Where a few years ago I asked why they don't invest more of their own money in green technology, let's look at it from a simpler angle of how they live their everyday lives. A few months ago a few of this strange cults'...
  • Democrat AGs Targeting Climate ‘Dissenters’ Face Legal Demand

    07/15/2016 5:31:08 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    State government figures spearheading an effort to obtain documents from scientists and researchers who dissent from the Obama administration’s position on climate change are being asked, once again, to come clean about their relationships with environmental organizations. But this time around, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey have only two weeks to comply with a demand for information from a House committee that the two Democrats have resisted previously. That’s because the demand comes in the form of subpoenas issued Wednesday to Schneiderman, Healey, and eight environmental advocacy groups. The House Committee on Science,...
  • Is the Democratic Party’s Climate and Energy Platform Defensible?

    07/14/2016 8:18:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Calvin Beisner
    Pressured by radical environmentalists and multi-billionaires like Tom Steyer who stand to profit, the Democratic Party has issued a new platform statement on climate and energy: Moving beyond the “all of the above” energy approach in the 2012 platform, the 2016 platform draft re-frames the urgency of climate change as a central challenge of our time, already impacting American communities and calling for generating 50 percent clean electricity within the next ten years. The Committee unanimously adopted a joint proposal from Sanders and Clinton representatives to commit to making America run entirely on clean energy by mid-century, and supporting the...
  • Muslim reacts to Obama's Climate Change Speech

    07/11/2016 7:28:40 PM PDT · by upchuck · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/11/16
    Here's the link.
  • Dem AGs Accused of Flouting Public Records Laws

    07/10/2016 11:07:48 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 6, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    A conservative legal group is accusing state Democratic officials of conspiring to flout public records laws in order to keep secret details of a campaign to bring racketeering charges against climate policy dissenters. Democratic attorneys general led by New York’s Eric Schneiderman are seeking to block efforts to obtain documents about their efforts by invoking an overbroad claim to secrecy in ongoing legal proceedings, according to the Energy and Environment (E&E) Legal Institute. “These activist AGs are trying to write themselves out from freedom of information laws their legislatures have written them into,” E&E senior legal fellow Chris Horner said...
  • Climate change chief Christiana Figueres enters race to head UN

    07/07/2016 5:16:05 PM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    Financial Times ^ | July 7, 2016 | Pilita Clark
    If Ms Figueres were selected, she would be a striking departure from the eight men who have run the UN so far. She is widely credited with helping to re-energise global climate action after the disastrous failure of a 2009 Copenhagen meeting aimed at sealing the accord finally struck in Paris. She previously spent many years representing Costa Rica in climate negotiations but has little of the broader foreign policy experience held by most UN secretaries-general. Ms Figueres conceded on Thursday she faced a “learning curve” on peace and security issues but her recent experience in shepherding through the Paris...
  • In Draft Platform, Democrats Bare Their Souls (And Teeth)

    07/05/2016 9:05:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Tim Benson
    Political platforms are not meant to be taken as anything other than aspirational documents. They make a brief appearance at party conventions and then sit on a shelf and collect dust for four years until the next presidential election comes along. One of the few things platforms do accomplish is they put on display the party’s collective id, laying bare the base instincts of its members. Essentially, for party supporters, the political platform acts as the road map on the way to immanentizing the eschaton: “Barring opposition, following this document will get us to heaven on Earth.” On June 25,...
  • Academics: Nature Needs Seats At UN And ‘Crimes Against Biodiversity’

    07/01/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | Andrew Follett
    The article, written by Anthony Burke and Stefanie Fishel, professors who study international relations and gender studies respectively, concludes massively empowering the U.N. is the best way to slow global warming. “A ‘crimes against biodiversity’ law would act like a [crime against humanity] for the environment,” Burke and Fishel’s article states. “Unlike international laws that punish genocide, our suggested law would not require proof of intent to commit the crime, but merely a strong link between the activity and the destruction of biodiversity or industrial and systemic harm to animals.”
  • Senator: Navy Evaluates Commanders Based On Climate Change Views

    07/01/2016 10:21:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse recently told people gathered in New York City that global warming “denial” hurts U.S. soldiers in the field and that the “main problem” with the military is its reluctance to join the climate crusade. “The problem has been that the uniformed military has been reluctant to put its voice into – or its image into this fight,” Whitehouse said, according to a YouTube video posted Thursday. [dcquiz] “But, it’s hard to put a panel of people in uniform in front of the Environmental and Public Works Committee and say, you know, I’m a general,...
  • ‘Devastated’: scientists too late to captive breed mammal lost to climate change

    06/29/2016 7:57:20 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 91 replies
    TheGuardian.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jeremy Hance
    The Bramble Cay melomys has become more famous in extinction than it ever was in life. A mouse-like rodent, the melomys amazingly survived on a 3.6 hectare grass-covered cay (a low-lying island in a coral reef) in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef like a ratty Robinson Crusoe for thousands of years. There, it thrived off just a few plant species until human-caused climate change—in the form of rising sea levels and increasing inundations of sea water on the low-lying island—wiped it off the planet. But, while the extinction has been reported widely, articles have missed an important point: the scientists who...
  • Doomsday looming as Sun goes blank sparking ice age fears

    06/28/2016 6:43:48 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 73 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 28th June 2016 | Joshua Nevett
    Astonishing images from NASA reveal no visible sunspots are currently visible on its surface. This has caused the star to go into "cue call" mode having entered its quietest period for more than a century, Vencore Weather claims. Decreased activity is not unusual as solar activity changes the volatile star's surface in 11-year cycles, astronomers say. But researchers are warning this current cycle could have a devastating impact on Earth's atmosphere, possibly ushering in a second ice age, similar to the one which began in 1645. Paul Dorian of Vencore Weather says the blank Sun is a sign that the...
  • The Tangled Web of Global Warming Activism(Agenda 21 info!)

    06/26/2016 1:00:05 PM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 6/26/2016 | Dr. Tim Ball
    Maurice Strong orchestrated most of the early action because he knew how to set up the bureaucratic structure necessary to control the politics and science. Neil Hrab wrote in 2001 that Strong achieved this by: Mainly using his prodigious skills as a networker. Over a lifetime of mixing private sector career success with stints in government and international groups… He began with the 1977 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment Stockholm Conference. As Hrab explained: The three specific goals set out by the Secretary General of the Conference, Maurice F. Strong, at its first plenary session—a Declaration on the...
  • Greenpeace co-founder pens treatise on the positive effects of CO2 – says there is no crisis

    06/20/2016 6:59:33 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    Watts up With That ^ | 6/20/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Dr. Patrick Moore sent me this last week, and after reading it, I agree with him in his initial note to me that This is probably the most important paper I will ever write. Moore looks at the historical record of CO2 in our atmosphere and concludes that we came dangerously close to losing plant life on Earth about 18,000 years ago, when CO2 levels approached 150 ppm, below which plant life can’t sustain photosynthesis. He notes: A 140 million year decline in CO2 to levels that came close to threatening the survival of life on Earth can hardly be...
  • House Science Panel Turns Up Heat on State AGs Over Ties to Climate Change Activists

    06/20/2016 9:52:42 AM PDT · by milton23 · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/20/2016 | Kevin Mooney
    House Republicans are pressing efforts to safeguard the First Amendment rights of scientific skeptics who dissent from what they consider the Obama administration’s alarmist position on climate change, according to letters to 17 state attorneys general. The series of letters, sent Friday and signed by 19 of the 22 Republican members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, renew an earlier request to the state attorneys general for information detailing their communications with environmental organizations. They also ask for communications between employees for the state attorneys general and the Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, or the White House.
  • California's cap-and-trade program faces daunting hurdles to avoid collapse

    06/14/2016 6:33:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | by Chris Megerian and Ralph Vartabedian
    The linchpin of California's climate change agenda, a program known as cap and trade, has become mired in legal, financial and political troubles that threaten to derail the state's plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The program has been a symbol of the state's leadership in the fight against global warming and a key source of funding, most notably for the high-speed rail project connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles. But the legality of cap and trade is being challenged in court by a business group, and questions are growing about whether state law allows it to operate past 2020....
  • Climate change mitigation: Turning carbon dioxide into rock

    06/12/2016 3:21:39 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 28 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 6/9/2016 | University of Southampton
    An international team of scientists have found a potentially viable way to remove anthropogenic (caused or influenced by humans) carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere -- turn it into rock. The study, published in Science, has shown for the first time that the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) can be permanently and rapidly locked away from the atmosphere, by injecting it into volcanic bedrock. The CO2 reacts with the surrounding rock, forming environmentally benign minerals. Measures to tackle the problem of increasing greenhouse gas emissions and resultant climate change are numerous. One approach is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), where...
  • Popcorn-like fossils provide evidence of environmental impacts on species numbers

    06/11/2016 5:42:04 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 6/10/2016 | University of Southampton
    The number of species that can exist on Earth depends on how the environment changes, according to new research led by the University of Southampton. By analysing the fossil record of microscopic aquatic creatures called planktonic foraminifera, whose fossil remains now resemble miniaturised popcorn and date back millions of years, the research provided the first statistical evidence that environmental changes put a cap on species richness. Dr Ezard added: "We used mathematical models to reveal how environmental changes influence both the rate of diversification among species and how many species can co-exist at once. Our results suggest that the world...
  • Impacts of Climate Change Policy in The Real World

    06/05/2016 10:24:31 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 5, 2016 | Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball
    Every man wishes to pursue his occupation and to enjoy the fruits of his labors and the produce of his property in peace and safety, and with the least possible expense. When these things are accomplished, all the objects for which government ought to be established are answered. -Thomas JeffersonThis week I experienced first hand another example of how the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) deception and the policies it engenders is negatively impacting people’s lives. A small group of private land wood-lot operators were facing challenges to their survival created by false climate science and unnecessary and misguided government reactions. I...
  • How Global Warming Will Someday End Life On Earth (Not what think Alert)

    05/31/2016 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 31, 2016 | by Ethan Siegel
    We like to think of our planet as perfect for life, having met all the conditions we know of for life to exist, flourish and thrive for billions of years. You see, back when the Solar System was younger, the Sun was not just younger, but also cooler. The way a star gets its energy is from nuclear fusion in its core: burning hydrogen into helium in our Sun’s case. Put this all together, and we get an inescapable conclusion: as a star ages and burns through more and more of its fuel, it gives off ever increasing amounts of...
  • Trump: ‘There is no drought’: Accuses California officials of denying water to farmers

    05/28/2016 8:42:12 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 94 replies
    The San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | May 28, 2016 | AP
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, “There is no drought.” Speaking at a rally in Fresno, Calif., Trump accused state officials of denying water to Central Valley farmers so they can send it out to sea “to protect a certain kind of three-inch fish.” “We’re going to solve your water problem. You have a water problem that is so insane. It is so ridiculous where they’re taking the water and shoving it out to sea,” Trump said to cheers at a rally that drew thousands.
  • Water and the Climate Change Industry

    05/26/2016 7:01:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives and the U.N. are obsessed with water, among many other things, as a way to control what people do “The water you drink today has likely been around in one form or another since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, hundreds of millions of years ago.”– National Geographic “Water which is too pure has no fish.” - Anonymous Water is life and it is recyclable, covering 70 percent of our planet; 2.5 percent is fresh water and “only 1 percent is easily accessible, the rest is trapped in glaciers and snowfields.” National Geographic noted that freshwater is in crisis because levels...
  • Obama Raided $500M for Zika to Finance UN’s Green Climate Fund

    05/23/2016 9:46:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | Sen. James Lankford
    Last week, the Senate passed legislation to address and prevent the spread of the Zika virus. However, the Senate failed to pay for it, and instead approved a $1.1 billion “emergency” spending supplemental bill that is not subject to the budgetary caps that were agreed to last year. (Snip) In March, President Obama gave the United Nations $500 million out of an account under bilateral economic assistance to fund the U.N.’s Green Climate Fund. Congress refused to allocate funding for the U.N. Climate Change Fund last year, so the president used this account designated for international infectious diseases to pay...
  • Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change

    05/22/2016 9:03:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change | Fox News The Portland Public Schools board voted last week to ban any materials that cast doubt on climate change, the Portland Tribune reported. According to the resolution passed May 17, the school district must remove any textbooks and other materials that suggest climate change is not occurring or that says human beings are not responsible for it. “A lot of the text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt, and obviously the science says otherwise,” said Bill Bigelow, a former Portland public school teacher...
  • Climate Feedback site allows scientists to correct media errors(Censor deniers?)

    05/21/2016 6:31:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Kerry Sheridan
    Founder Emmanuel Vincent, 31, said the project is about communication, not activism. "We see it as a scientific endeavor," said Vincent, who is from the southern French village of Lignan sur Orb, near Montpellier, and works as a project scientist at the University of California, Merced. "We try to be neutral and explain the science and why some people get it wrong in the media." Vincent said the site is aimed at the general public, but particularly journalists, editors, and those who influence public opinion. He is currently raising money to do even more by launching a "Scientific Trust Tracker"...
  • Tiny organisms have huge effect on world’s atmosphere

    05/17/2016 3:02:37 PM PDT · by Reeses · 30 replies
    University of East Anglia UK ^ | May 16, 2016 | University of East Anglia UK
    Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have discovered how a tiny yet abundant ocean organism helps regulate the Earth’s climate. Research published today in Nature Microbiology reveals how a bacterial group called ‘Pelagibacterales’ plays an important function in keeping the Earth’s atmosphere stable. The project was led by Prof Steve Giovannoni and Dr Jing Sun at Oregon State University, in collaboration with researchers from UEA among others. They showed that these tiny, hugely abundant bacteria could make the environmentally important gas, dimethyl sulfide. Researchers at UEA identified and characterised the gene that is responsible for this property. Dr...
  • Sons of Climategate: Dodgy Scientists Caught Red-Handed by FOIA Lawsuit

    05/15/2016 9:37:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 15 May 2016 | James Delingpole
    The dodgy scientists who wrote to resident Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding that RICO laws be used to prosecute climate skeptics just got even more badly screwed. Already one of them — George Mason University professor Jagadish Shukla — is under Congressional investigation for what has been described as the “largest science scandal in US history.” Now the background to their footling conspiracy has been exposed thanks to a FOIA request by the Competitive Enterprise Institute which has forced them to release their private letters and emails. Like Climategate, it makes for some fascinating reading, mainly because —...
  • It Begins: Attorney General Targets 90 Conservative Groups In Climate Change Racketeering Suit

    05/09/2016 4:51:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 62 replies
    Technocracy News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.” The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups...
  • An Inconvenient Truth: Liberal Climate Inquisition Can’t Explain Past Temperature Changes

    05/03/2016 3:15:49 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 2, 2016 | David Kreutzer
    In the week prior to the administration signing what should constitute an international climate treaty, one think tank, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, was subpoenaed for casting doubt on the agreement’s associated science of climate catastrophe. As disturbing as such thuggery from state attorneys general would be in any case, the premise of the subpoena is faulty. The Competitive Enterprise Institute did not cast doubt on the dubious climate science. The actual data cast the doubt. The think tank and others have simply pointed out what the data show.
  • The Climate Police Escalate

    05/01/2016 8:00:08 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal via Google link ^ | 29 Apr, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Sometimes we wonder if we’re still living in the land of the free. Witness the subpoena from Claude Walker, attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands, demanding that the Competitive Enterprise Institute cough up a decade of emails and policy work, as well as a list of private donors. Mr. Walker is frustrated that the free-market think tank won’t join the modern church of climatology, so he has joined the rapidly expanding club of Democratic politicians and prosecutors harassing dissenters. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman started the assault last autumn with a subpoena barrage on Exxon Mobil. His demand...
  • Editorial: The heretical Minnesota heart study: When science stops asking questions

    04/30/2016 4:16:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 apr 2016
    In the second half of the 20th century, conventional wisdom in the medical community held that overconsumption of saturated fats — the kind found in milk, cheese, meats and butter — was dangerous. And so, between 1968 and 1973, a well-planned, well-executed study involving more than 9,000 patients was performed to test this widely accepted relationship between diet and heart disease. The results of the Minnesota Coronary Experiment were notable for two reasons. First, the findings contradicted much of what was believed at the time: The study demonstrated that people who ate a diet rich in saturated fats did not...
  • Gas plant proposal subject of novel suit Young plaintiffs: Harm to climate hits us hardest

    04/28/2016 12:28:45 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 10 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | April 27, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas plant’s environmental impacts are being singled out in a novel lawsuit in which youths are taking on the federal government because of the consequences they say their generation will have to live with as a result of climate change. That lawsuit, which includes young plaintiffs from Colorado, is gaining widespread attention for having cleared an initial legal hurdle earlier this month. A federal magistrate judge rejected motions by the government and industry groups to dismiss the case. According to the ruling by the Oregon judge, Thomas Coffin, the suit essentially alleges that the...
  • Question

    04/22/2016 10:40:39 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 04-23-16 | Vanity
    Not sure how this will turn out. This was something I saw earlier today that I thought was important. When I went back through threads, I couldn't find it. When I searched online and found this image, it said Free Republic had removed it. What I need to know is - was it removed because it was proven false, or because it was a Getty image or some other copyright issue? Very important to know. Thank you.
  • U.S. Signs UN Climate Pact Blasted as Disastrous by Scientific, Economic Experts

    04/22/2016 3:06:06 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 April 2016 | by William F. Jasper
    Presidents, prime ministers, dictators, and potentates from 175 countries gathered at the United Nations in New York Friday to sign the UN’s Paris climate accord, which proponents say is aimed at slowing the (fictitious) crisis of global warming by reducing manmade greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2). Secretary of State John Kerry (shown), with his granddaughter on his lap, signed for President Obama, who was returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. President Obama declared last December, following the Paris summit that the newly-created pact "represents the best chance we have to save the one planet...
  • Youth Indoctrination..

    04/20/2016 9:01:51 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 7 replies
    4-20-16 | Tom Skilling
    Climate change is the topic of Youth Government Day this Thursday at Benedictine University (read more on the event's link below). Renowned climate scientist and researcher Dr. James Hansen is to speak. Dr. Hansen is professor at Columbia University's Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions program and was, for many years, a researcher at NASA. I'll be speaking to students during the daytime session and am looking forward to introducing Dr. Hansen who will speak during the daytime session and during the evening program, to which the public is invited. There are a limited number of seats still available for the...
  • Sanders Says Unemployment a ‘Viable Weapon in War against Global Warming’ [semi-satire]

    04/16/2016 11:58:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    In Thursday’s debate, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) wowed the Party faithful by promising that “economic dislocation and job losses will necessarily be part of our strategy to combat global climate change. The demise of any business or any individual, for that matter, must be a price we’re willing to pay to save the planet.” “Our addiction to prosperity must end,” Sanders demanded. “Most of humanity around the globe lives without the conveniences to which Americans have become accustomed. How can we justify luxuries like air conditioning, cable television, and private automobiles when the cost of these items...
  • RICO for Government Climate Deniers?

    04/16/2016 5:35:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Ron Arnold.A self-appointed coalition of Democratic state attorneys general is pursuing civil or criminal racketeering actions against ExxonMobil, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and other organizations. The AGs claim the groups are committing fraud by “denying” climate change. The charge is bogus.What we contest are false assertions that “humans are creating a dangerous climate change crisis.” We do not accept false claims that “the science is settled” and will not be limited to discussing only “what we must do now to avert looming climate catastrophes.”That’s not just constitutionally protected free speech. It is the foundation of...
  • Left-wing activists spent years planning climate investigations

    04/16/2016 8:41:06 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Complete Colorado ^ | 15 Apr, 2016 | Simon Lomax
    In the summer of 2012, a group of environmental activists gathered in La Jolla, Calif. to plan out a new campaign strategy against the nation’s energy producers. The two-day conference was led by the Climate Accountability Institute (CAI), based in Snowmass, Colo., and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) of Cambridge, Mass. Later, the minutes of the La Jolla conference were turned into a 36-page report for environmental groups and environmental donors all over the country to read. After a string of major defeats – including the collapse of cap-and-trade climate legislation in 2010 – the activists admitted “we currently...
  • What Are the Mental Health Effects of Climate Change?

    04/12/2016 6:53:12 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 65 replies
    Medscapte ^ | April 07, 2016 | Peter M. Yellowlees, MBBS, MD
    This is the Medscape Psychiatry Minute. I'm Dr Peter Yellowlees. Human-caused climate change, with global warming, is occurring. There is no longer any doubt that heat waves are more intense and longer, and floods and storms more frequent, as the world's temperature and sea levels rise. Much has been written about the potential health impact of extreme weather events around the world, such as infectious diseases, but what about the impact of climate change on the mental health of individuals and populations? A team of investigators from Wellington, New Zealand, have reviewed this topic and concluded that extreme weather events,...
  • Bill Nye Says Climate Change Denial Is "Running Out of Steam," Thanks to Millennials

    04/10/2016 3:14:35 PM PDT · by DrJeff · 65 replies
    mic.com ^ | 06 April, 2016 | Philip Lewis
    Famed science educator Bill Nye has long been an outspoken critic of people who continue to doubt climate change, the main driver of freaky weather patterns, rising global temperatures and sea level rise around the globe. In an interview with Mic, Nye said that despite lingering skepticisms, there is nearly 100% scientific consensus that climate change is happening and is here to stay — and people are becoming increasingly anxious about its effects on the planet, particularly younger generations. "Almost every person in denial about climate change is older," Nye said Monday. "It's very hard to find a millennial-aged person...
  • India invokes sun god power in climate survival war

    04/09/2016 10:00:24 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    ASIA TIMES NEWS & FEATURES, INDIA ^ | DECEMBER 13, 2015 | RAJA MURTHY in ASIA TIMES NEWS & FEATURES, INDIA
    ‘Surya Namaskar’. The Indian Railways is en route to inspiring more practically use the sun’s power, for a less polluted life and free from trauma of the kind flooded Chennai is suffering. Japan's Softbank Corp (9984.T), Taiwan's Foxconn (2354.TW) and India's Bharti Enterprises have separately pledged to invest a total of about $20 billion in India's renewable sector. //Snip// http://www.thestreet.com/story/13023090/1/sunedison-sune-stock-rallying-today-after-obama-vows-to-back-indias-solar-push.html ByKurumi FukushimaFollow | 01/26/15 - 02:50 PM EST Shares of SunEdison (SUNE) , rallying... Yesterday, Obama, at a press conference in New Delhi, the U.S. will "stand ready to speed this advancement with additional financing," India energy needs without "greenhouse...
  • Climate change lawsuit by 21 youths takes big step forward

    04/08/2016 7:19:22 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 8, 2016 | TERRENCE PETTY
    The federal government and big energy companies lost an important round Friday in their effort to block a climate change lawsuit by young plaintiffs who contend the U.S. is failing to protect them from the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin in Eugene rejected motions by the U.S. government and trade groups representing the energy companies to dismiss the lawsuit by 21 plaintiffs ages 8 to 19.
  • Record Cold Temperatures Sweep Into Northeast; Another Arctic Blast on the Way

    04/05/2016 4:22:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    weather.com ^ | 4/5/16
    Record cold temperatures for early April have swept into some Northeast and Great Lakes cities to begin this week. Subzero readings were even observed near the Canadian border in northern Michigan, northern New York and northern Maine Tuesday morning. More record cold is possible on Wednesday morning in the Northeast. Then the cold will become more expansive late this week due to yet another southward dip in the jet stream which will allow more arctic air to push south from Canada.