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  • Water and the Climate Change Industry

    05/26/2016 7:01:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 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.
  • Bill Would Ease Way for Prosecution of Climate Deniers [semi-satire]

    04/05/2016 10:45:43 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    The Climate Science Truth & Accountability Act, a bill introduced by California state Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) would expand state and local government’s attorneys’ power to crack down on global warming critics. Under the bill, the statute of limitations would be extended to 30 years so that the California attorney general, 58 county district attorneys and the city attorneys of every city with more than 750,000 people would have a bigger window of opportunity to launch investigations, lawsuits, and prosecutions against climate change critics. “We cannot allow the biggest criminals against humanity to escape punishment just because of the...
  • Left Revives Spanish Inquisition in Effort to Silence Climate Change Adversaries

    04/05/2016 7:55:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/4/2016 | unknown
    Treating climate change as an absolute, unassailable fact, instead of what it is— an unproven, controversial scientific theory [1], a group of state attorneys general have announced that they will be targeting any companies that challenge the catastrophic climate change religion. Speaking at a press conference on March 29, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said [2] “The bottom line is simple: Climate change is real.” He went on to say that if companies are committing fraud by “lying” about the dangers of climate change, they will “pursue them to the fullest extent of the law.” The coalition [3] of...
  • WH Science Advisor: Farmers, Construction Workers Will Die From Climate Change

    04/04/2016 1:10:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 4, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - White House Science Advisor John Holdren says because of the impacts of climate change, agricultural and construction workers “will basically be unable to control their body temperature and will die.” “In some parts of the world, when you look more broadly at this question, you see the likelihood that in the hottest times of the year it will be simply physiologically impossible to work outdoors,” Holdren said at a White House event on climate change Monday. “That means agriculture, that means construction, people who try to work outdoors will basically be unable to control their body temperature and...
  • 16 Democrat AGs Begin Inquisition Against ‘Climate Change Disbelievers’

    04/04/2016 9:02:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 101 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/4/16 | Hans von Spakovsky. Cole Wintheiser
    Beginning in 1478, the Spanish Inquisition systematically silenced any citizen who held views that did not align with the king’s. Using the powerful arm of the government, the grand inquisitor, Tomas de Torquemada, and his henchmen sought out all those who held religious, scientific, or moral views that conflicted with the monarch’s, punishing the “heretics” with jail sentences, property confiscation, fines, and in severe cases, torture, and execution. One of the lasting results of the Spanish Inquisition was a stifling of speech, thought, and scientific debate throughout Spain. By treating one set of scientific views as absolute, infallible, and above...
  • Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare

    04/03/2016 7:21:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 29, 2016 | Editorial
    Fraud: While the global warming alarmists have done a good job of spreading fright, they haven’t been so good at hiding their real motivation. Yet another one has slipped up and revealed the catalyst driving the climate scare. We have been told now for almost three decades that man has to change his ways or his fossil-fuel emissions will scorch Earth with catastrophic warming. Scientists, politicians and activists have maintained the narrative that their concern is only about caring for our planet and its inhabitants. But this is simply not true. The narrative is a ruse. They are after something...
  • RICO Prosecution of Climate Chaos Skeptics

    04/02/2016 12:02:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    It’s been a rough stretch for Climate Armageddon religionists and totalitarians.Real World science, climate and weather events just don’t support their manmade cataclysm narrative. The horrid consequences of anti-fossil fuel energy policies are increasingly in the news. And despite campaigns by the $1.5-trillion-per-year government-industry-activist-scientific Climate Crisis Consortium, Americans consistently rank global warming at the very bottom of their serious concerns. But instead of debating their critics, or marshaling a more persuasive, evidence-based case that we really do face a manmade climate catastrophe, alarmists have ramped up their shrill rhetoric, imposed more anti-hydrocarbon edicts by executive fiat and unratified treaty –...
  • Cold War-era Alaskan tunnel yields clues on climate

    03/30/2016 6:51:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    E&E Publishing ^ | 3-29-16 | Margaret Kritz Hobson
    <p>FOX, Alaska -- Ten miles north of Fairbanks, along a man-made valley cleared by industrial gold dredgers in the early 1900s, a small red building at the base of a hill provides a portal to the geologic history of central Alaska.</p>
  • Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare

    03/29/2016 3:50:09 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Fraud: While the global warming alarmists have done a good job of spreading fright, they haven’t been so good at hiding their real motivation. Yet another one has slipped up and revealed the catalyst driving the climate scare. We have been told now for almost three decades that man has to change his ways or his fossil-fuel emissions will scorch Earth with catastrophic warming. Scientists, politicians and activists have maintained the narrative that their concern is only about caring for our planet and its inhabitants. But this is simply not true. The narrative is a ruse. They are after something...
  • The Real Story Behind the Feds Pursuing 'Climate Change Deniers'

    03/29/2016 10:05:40 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 18 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/25/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The conservative media sites CNS News and The Blaze generated a buzz when they reported that U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch had discussed taking legal action against “climate change deniers.” The stories focused on recent testimony Lynch gave before a Senate committee hearing. But the stories appear to exaggerate the extent to which the Department of Justice has gone after climate change skeptics. According to Lynch’s office, the action, asking the FBI investigate an allegation of wrongdoing, involves one party — the oil company Exxon Mobil. Individuals have not been targeted for investigation, according to the department, nor were any...
  • Is there a Liar’s Press?

    03/24/2016 7:56:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    This so-called “carbon pollution effect” is a myth In recent times, some new political movements have arisen in Germany. For example the political party “Alternative für Deutschland” (AfD), founded just three years ago, has won several seats in German State parliaments at the most recent election, a few days ago. In Dresden (a city in the German State of Saxony), thousands of people go regularly on quiet “walkabouts” on Mondays, without any disturbance, unless provoked by others.
  • Beyond record hot, February was 'astronomical' and 'strange'

    03/18/2016 9:21:01 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 17, 10:30 AM | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth got so hot last month that federal scientists struggled to find words, describing temperatures as "astronomical," ''staggering" and "strange." They warned that the climate may have moved into a new and hotter neighborhood. This was not just another of the drumbeat of 10 straight broken monthly global heat records, triggered by a super El Nino and man-made global warming.
  • Hillary Clinton slams Florida Governor for not preparing state for climate change

    03/15/2016 9:37:21 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 61 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 3-10-16 | Adam Winer
    it is height of irresponsibility and neglect for anybody in a position of authority not to recognize that Florida will be the most at risk from climate change any of our states
  • Migrant Crisis Pushes Climate Change off EU Summit Agenda

    03/14/2016 6:51:44 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Marine Link ^ | March 14, 2016 | Michelle Howard
    Europe's migrant crisis has kicked climate change off the agenda of EU leaders' talks this week, officials said, prompting accusations from green campaigners that the European Union has given up its leadership on environmental issues.
  • Panel: Finding climate fingerprints in wild weather is valid

    03/12/2016 9:45:28 AM PST · by Bob434 · 31 replies
    The Post Star ^ | Mar 11, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming’s fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, according to a high-level scientific advisory panel.
  • DOJ Considering Prosecuting "Climate Deniers" [semi-satire]

    03/11/2016 2:42:07 PM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Mar 2016 | John Semmens
    The US Department of Justice is exploring ways of "bringing climate change deniers to justice," said Attorney General Loretta Lynch in Senate testimony. "Global climate change represents the most severe threat to humanity that has ever existed. It is imperative that we be united in the struggle against this menace. Yet, there are elements of society that undermine this necessary unity by casting doubt in people's minds. We must put a stop to that." Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) urged the DOJ "to use all the tools at its disposal, including civil forfeiture and criminal sanctions, against these abettors of planetary...
  • Obama: U.S. responsible for climate change

    03/10/2016 10:45:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/10/16 | John Siciliano
    The U.S. and Canada are responsible to a great degree for causing the Earth´s temperature to rise and spurring climate change, President Obama said Thursday. "In some ways, as wealthier countries, we can probably adapt and manage better," Obama said in a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "On the other hand, we´re also those responsible for a lot of the carbon pollution that is causing climate change." He added that if the U.S. and Canada are not strong leaders on addressing the issue of climate change, nothing will get done.
  • Obama cuts first check under climate deal

    03/08/2016 3:52:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/8/16 | John Siciliano
    The Obama administration sent the first $500 million to the United Nations' Green Climate Fund this week, thumbing its nose at Republican opponents who say taxpayers shouldn't be on the hook for the money. Critics of the U.S. participating in the fund came out against the president's actions Tuesday. "President Obama continues to prioritize his political interests over the interests of the American people," said Tom Pyle, president of the conservative American Energy Alliance. "The administration intends to funnel hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars into the U.N.'s climate slush fund while pursuing a domestic agenda that will raise energy...
  • Characterizing Interglacial Periods over the Past 800,000 Years

    03/06/2016 6:41:39 PM PST · by JimSEA · 49 replies
    EOS ^ | 3/2/16 | Cody Sullivan
    Global climate patterns have undergone a remarkable shift in the past 600,000 to 1.2 million years. Before the transition, glacial cycles, consisting of cold ice ages and milder interludes, typically lasted about 40,000 years—but those weaker cycles gave way to longer-lasting icy eras with cycles lasting roughly 100,000 years. In between the cold ice ages are periods of thawing and warming known as interglacial periods, during which sea levels rise and ice retreats. Here Past Interglacials Working Group of PAGES identifies and compares interglacial periods over the past 800,000 years, including our current era. Glacial periods give way to interglacials...
  • Iditarod: The Inconvenient Truth

    03/03/2016 3:29:12 PM PST · by George - the Other · 10 replies
    George F. Spicka ^ | March 3, 2016 | George F. Spicka
    You’ve probably heard all the clucking about trucking in snow for the Iditarod Sled Race, but you probably haven’t heard this - “The climate of the interior of Alaska is best described as extreme and is the best example of a true subarctic climate.” – Wikipedia “Most subarctic climates have very little precipitation, typically no more than 380 mm (15 in) over an entire year. Away from the coasts, precipitation occurs mostly in the warmer months.” – Wikepedia 1) In other words, the interior of Alaska, where Iditarod runs through, is a desert. To help visualize this, imagine California’s Death...
  • MIT Report: Carbon Tax Necessary to Break Fossil Fuel Dependence

    03/03/2016 3:06:18 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 34 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 03-03-2016 | MIT
    Renewable energy advocates like to point out that the cost of renewable fuels, like solar power, have dropped substantially in the last few years. The cost of solar power for instance has fallen by more than two-thirds since 2009. Yet for all the excitement about renewable power, the reality is that the entire energy sector has essentially been in a state of deflation for the last decade. The notable drop in oil prices over the last two years aside, costs of producing oil both in the U.S. and in many parts of the world have fallen dramatically. The phase out...
  • Ancient Lone Star Lizard Lounged in Lush Tropical Texas

    02/20/2016 9:00:43 AM PST · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 2/19/2016 | Univ. of Texas, Austin
    Researchers have discovered a new species of extinct worm lizard in Texas and dubbed it the "Lone Star" lizard. The species -- the first known example of a worm lizard in Texas -- offers evidence that Texas acted as a subtropical refuge during one of the great cooling periods of the past. Worm lizard is the common name for a group of reptiles called amphisbaenians, whose long bodies and reduced or absent limbs give them an earthworm-like appearance. The group includes extinct species as well as ones still living today. Solastella belonged to a subgroup called Rhineuridae, a group with...
  • Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

    02/12/2016 8:49:52 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | - Sunday, February 7, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directives theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show resilience and beat back the threat based on actionable science. The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directives theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show resilience and beat back the threat based on“actionable science. The...
  • Checking Cruz's climate science denial clangers [Left hits Cruz when Court blocks Obama's legacy]

    02/10/2016 11:13:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 10, 2016 | Graham Readfearn
    I have no clue how many climate science denial myths a Republican presidential candidate can fit onto the head of a pin, but given these zingers are generally huge it's probably not that many. But we do now have some clue how many myths one of those candidates, Senator Ted Cruz, can fit into an eight-minute diatribe. At least six. When asked about climate change at recent hustings, Cruz has been delivering a stock set of answers from the Little Book of Climate Change Denial (not a real book). At one such event in New Hampshire, the representative from Texas...
  • U.S. Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan

    02/09/2016 7:28:52 PM PST · by Cheerio · 4 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 9 Feb 2016 | Jacob Barker
    WASHINGTON • The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked President Barack Obama's federal regulations curbing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration’s Clean Power Plan. The move means the regulations will not be in effect while litigation continues over their legality. The brief order from the justices said that the regulations would be on hold until the legal challenge is completed. The court's five conservatives all voted to...
  • ‘Climate change’ lawyers quietly lay groundwork for EPA takeover of U.S. energy

    02/08/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 4, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmentalist lawyers have been pushing a legal theory that would give the Environmental Protection Agency cover to regulate every facet of state energy policy - effectively eliminating states' authority to craft their own regulations. "Buried in the Clean Air Act is an extremely powerful mechanism that Daily Caller New Foundationeffectively gives EPA carte blanche to tell states to make drastic cuts to their emissions," Brian Potts, a partner at the law firm Foley & Lardner wrote in Politico Monday. "This provision, which can now be used thanks to the completion of the Paris climate deal, raises important questions about national...
  • Hillary, The Obamoid Agenda, And The USA’s Middle Class

    02/07/2016 3:30:09 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 2 replies
    The New Terrapin Gazette ^ | Feb 7, 2016 | LBB
    Unfortunately few observers have remarked on the obvious religious nature of the Warmers' critique; after all, the screed of their cult begins with human hubris and misdeeds, claims those sins produce utterly fantastic results, predicts catastrophe for generations yet unborn, and demands immediate reform and pietistic obedience to inerrant authority. The cult is Biblical in its self-assurance. Any belief system so constructed should bear a heavy burden of proof before it hijacks governmental power. Of course the dispute continues, but note, please, that it is now fueled by the (simple, but irrelevant) fact that industry produces many tons of carbon...
  • Marco Rubio's political evolution on the environment

    02/04/2016 9:20:27 PM PST · by JediJones · 6 replies
    Politico Florida ^ | 10/30/2015 | Bruce Ritchie
    As speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 2008, Marco Rubio helped pass a sweeping energy bill - backed by a number of environmentalists - that seemed to reflect a bipartisan interest in renewable energy, climate change and the environment. Rubio's positioning on environmental issues has inarguably changed as he evolved from local Republican legislator to high-profile U.S. senator and, now, presidential candidate. "This nation and ultimately the world is headed for an emissions tax and energy diversification," Rubio told the Legislature. "Those changes will require technological advances that make those measures cost effective. The demand for such advances...
  • How can The Left Call Conservatives Anti-Science When they Are So Violently Anti-Math?

    02/03/2016 9:01:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 39 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-31-16 | Brother Bob
    "Proof is for mathematical theorems and alcoholic beverages. It's not for science." - Mann Washington Posts's Steven Mufson and Joby Warrick gave a glowing account of President Obama's warnings on Climate Change:"The growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other," Obama said in a speech at the Le Bourget conference center in Paris's industrial outskirts. "What should give us hope that this is a turning point, that this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet." Obama, who has staked his legacy on the fight against climate change,...