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  • Tom Steyer Spends $2 Million To Force Renewables On Michigan Customers

    05/20/2018 11:46:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Jason Hopkins
    Michigan residents will likely be paying more for their electricity after a well-funded ballot initiative prompted the state’s largest utilities to adopt higher renewable energy usage. On Friday, DTE Energy and Consumers Energy — Michigan’s two biggest utility companies — announced a compromise with a ballot committee to dramatically increase their renewable portfolio standards. DTE and Consumers have agreed to establish a goal of at least 50 percent clean energy by 2030, which includes a pledge that 25 percent of their electricity sales originate from renewable sources by that same year. In return, Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan will essentially drop...
  • Trump’s NASA Chief: 'I Fully Believe and Know the Climate Is Changing'(barf alert)

    05/17/2018 3:54:10 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 57 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 17th May 2018 | MARINA KOREN
    The new administrator of nasa held a town hall Thursday at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Jim Bridenstine is about four weeks into the job, and his path here was mired in controversy. After a few opening remarks, he started taking some questions. The first was about what Bridenstine thinks makes him qualified to be the head of nasa. The second was, as the moderator put it, “one more easy one—because it’s about climate change.” Bridenstine laughed. So did many in the room. It was an uncomfortable question. Bridenstine, as a Republican in Congress, has a record of denying...
  • How the rich fuel climate change

    05/17/2018 8:44:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | May 17, 2018
    From private jets to overspending, the planet’s wealthiest may be contributing the most to its changing climate, an Oxford professor argues. Income inequality is one of the most significant challenges we face in the 21st Century. But one professor argues that it will have an adverse effect in a surprising way we may not yet have considered: the world’s wealthiest could be some of the biggest contributors to climate change. Danny Dorling, a geography professor at the University of Oxford, believes economic disparity - the gap between rich and poor - is extremely damaging for the environment. Listen to his...
  • Solar Activity Flatlines: Weakest solar cycle in 200 years

    04/28/2018 3:34:26 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 49 replies
    What's Up With That? ^ | 4/28/2018 | Anthony Watts
    In March our supplier of energy was more inactive than in the previous months. The sunspot number was only 2,5, which is only 8% of what is normal for this month into the average cycle (month 112).Only solar cycles 5 and 6 were weaker. A sunspot was detected only on 6 of 31 days. An observation made on April 10, 2018, allowed us to say that at approximately 30° southern heliospheric latitude the SDO solar research satellite saw a tiny spot (it was too small to be officially counted as a sunspot) that certainly belonged to the next approaching solar...
  • Climate Alarmists Use Children to Sue Florida Governor Over Climate Change

    04/18/2018 2:24:31 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 April 2018 | James Murphy
    Having witnessed the use of children to promote gun control after the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting, a group of Florida lawyers has decided to do the same thing with regard to climate change. On April 16, a squad of politically-minded ambulance chasers used a group of children as human shields by filing suit against Florida Governor Rick Scott because of Scott’s “deliberate indifference to their fundamental rights to a stable climate system in violation of Florida common law and the Florida Constitution.” Also named as defendants in the suit are Noah Valenstein, the head of the Florida Department of Environmental...
  • Another Rebranding: From 'global warming' to 'climate change' to 'climate restoration'

    04/16/2018 9:58:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The increase in the atmospheric trace gas of CO2 has so far failed to deliver the catastrophic consequences predicted by the alarmists like Al Gore.  The headlines about "the end of snow" are now an embarrassment after a winter of abundant frozen precipitation.  At least a  decade ago, the fraudsters relabeled their purported peril "climate change," allowing any unusual weather to be blamed on mankind's use of fossil fuels. Now another rebranding is being proposed.  Michael Walsh noticed, at PJ Media: The Left, in the form of the think thank RAND, has gone full Luddite: Since the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,...
  • Activist lawyer burned himself to death to protest global warming

    04/15/2018 8:54:57 PM PDT · by Baynative · 76 replies
    NYPost ^ | 4/14/18 | By Gwynne Hogan and Amanda Woods
    A “green” activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights — including in the notorious “Boys Don’t Cry” rape murder case — committed suicide by setting himself on fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in a grisly act of protest against the ecological destruction of the Earth. David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said.
  • Solar Minimum By Dr Casey

    04/15/2018 3:32:16 PM PDT · by crz · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | 04.15.2018 | crz
    Dr Casey explains what to expect climate wise, over the years to come. Over 40 minutes long.
  • The Double Standards Industry

    04/14/2018 8:27:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    It’s a good thing environmentalists have double standards – or they wouldn’t have any standards at all.  Empire State legislators worry that anything above the current 0.0001% methane in Earth’s atmosphere will cause catastrophic climate change, and that pipelines will disturb wildlife habitats. So they oppose fracking for natural gas in New York and pipelines that would import the clean fuel from Pennsylvania. But then they bribe or force rural and vacation area communities to accept dozens of towering wind turbines that impact thousands of acres, destroy scenic views, kill thousands of birds and bats annually, and affect the sleep and health of...
  • So You Want Wind Turbines But Don’t Want Copper Mines?

    04/13/2018 6:34:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    American Experiment ^ | April 11, 2018 | Isaac Orr
    Windmills use an enormous amount of copper. For example, a single wind turbine can contain 335 tons of steel, 4.7 tons of copper, 3 tons of aluminum and 700-plus pounds of rare earth minerals. ... In fact, wind and solar energy use more copper than conventional forms of energy, such as coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants. Conventional power plants require about one ton of copper to produced one megawatt of electricity, whereas wind and solar can require between three to five tons per megawatt. ... Make no mistake, switching from reliable sources of electricity like coal, natural gas,...
  • #ThrowbackThursday: Embrace the Suck

    04/12/2018 7:39:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-12-18 | MOTUS
    Silly me; I thought all the new, jazzy paper straws showing up everywhere from Ikea to Walmart were strictly a party fashion trend to help you coordinate your dinnerware with your beverage containers. I should have known better; as it turns out it’s a sign that the sun is setting on the plastic straw, a commodity that has proved itself to be, like the plastic grocery bag, problematic, polluting and worthy of our shunning despite its inherent utility.Apparently there is a world-wide effort afoot to remove these menacing instruments of the suck from public life. The movement started in Britain...
  • how to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change.

    04/10/2018 7:29:59 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 39 replies
    Ted Talks ^ | 3/4/2013 | Allan Savoy
    This Ted Talk should be required viewing by every member of the BLM and the EPA. The first couple of minutes he starts off talking like a typical climatologist, mentioning fossil fuels. But then he takes an interesting turn. He's an Ecologist originally from Africa. And he's actually been responsible for implementing a number of land management policies throughout his career that have failed miserably. His conclusions on land management end up being the opposite of what we commonly hear. And what's more, he's had a chance to implement those solutions on 5 different continents and has seen outstanding success.
  • Germany’s Die Welt Proclaims Donald Trump ‘Most Successful Climate Protector in the World’

    04/07/2018 9:14:18 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/7/2018 | Thomas Williams
    In a bizarre irony, the German daily newspaper Die Welt has proclaimed U.S. President Donald Trump “the most successful climate protector in the world” after a new global climate report revealed that U.S. carbon dioxide emissions dropped dramatically during Trump’s first year in office.... The United States led the small pack of countries that managed to lower greenhouse gas emissions, accompanied by UK, Japan, and Mexico. According to IEA figures, the United States managed to reduce CO2 emissions in 2017 by 0.5 percent, or 25 million tons, to 4810 million tons. ... Mr. Wetzel doffed his hat to President Trump,...
  • Carbon taxes could make significant dent in climate change, study finds

    04/06/2018 6:50:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    MIT News ^ | April 6, 2018 | by David L. Chandler
    Putting a price on carbon, in the form of a fee or tax on the use of fossil fuels, coupled with returning the generated revenue to the public in one form or another, can be an effective way to curb emissions of greenhouse gases. That’s one of the conclusions of an extensive analysis of several versions of such proposals, carried out by researchers at MIT and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). What’s more, depending on the exact mechanism chosen, such a tax can also be fair and not hurt low-income households. The analysis was part of a multigroup effort...
  • Steyer Climate Alliance Hit Pennsylvania Roadblock After Trump Ditched Paris Accord

    04/02/2018 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 2 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 2, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    Dem Governor to Tom Steyer on climate change: 'The quieter the better' Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania summed up his climate plan as "the quieter the better" in a face-to-face meeting with billionaire activist Tom Steyer in 2017, according to emails from a source with knowledge of the meeting. The emails also show Wolf worried that jumping into a state-based climate "alliance" after Trump withdrew from the Paris climate accord would "have a negative effect in his state." The emails were obtained in an open records request by E&E Legal, a nonprofit focused on energy and environmental legal issues, and...
  • Climate Chaos Claims Continue Causing Consternation

    03/31/2018 10:55:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Anyone who thought “manmade climate cataclysm” rhetoric couldn’t possibly exceed Obama era levels should read the complaint filed in the “public nuisance” lawsuit that’s being argued before Federal District Court Judge William Alsup in a California courtroom: Oakland v BP and other oil companies.The allegations read at times like they were written by a Monty Python comedy team and a couple of first year law students. Defendant companies “conspired” to produce dangerous fuels, the complaint asserts, and “followed the Big Tobacco playbook” to promote their use, while paying “denialist front groups” to question “established” climate science, “downplay” the “unprecedented” risks...
  • The Stunning Statistical Fraud Behind The Global Warming Scare

    03/29/2018 1:34:09 PM PDT · by Gideon7 · 22 replies
    IBD ^ | 3/29/2018 | IBD
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may have a boring name, but it has a very important job: It measures U.S. temperatures. Unfortunately, it seems to be a captive of the global warming religion. Its data are fraudulent. What do we mean by fraudulent? How about this: NOAA has made repeated "adjustments" to its data, for the presumed scientific reason of making the data sets more accurate. Nothing wrong with that. Except, all their changes point to one thing — lowering previously measured temperatures to show cooler weather in the past, and raising more recent temperatures to show warming in...
  • The Paris Climate Accords Are Looking More and More Like Fantasy

    03/27/2018 5:31:09 AM PDT · by Tenacious 1 · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/25/18 | David Wallace-Wells
    Remember Paris? It was not even two years ago that the celebrated climate accords were signed — defining two degrees of global warming as a must-meet target and rallying all the world’s nations to meet it — and the returns are already dispiritingly grim. This week, the International Energy Agency announced that carbon emissions grew 1.7 percent in 2017, after an ambiguous couple of years optimists hoped represented a leveling off, or peak; instead, we’re climbing again. Even before the new spike, not a single major industrial nation was on track to fulfill the commitments it made in the Paris...
  • How Successful Climate Pressure Tactics Paved The Way For Gun Control Bullying

    03/23/2018 4:14:14 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 23, 2018 | Julie Kelly
    The gun control lobby is borrowing the playbook from one of the most effective propaganda campaigns in history: anthropogenic global warming. From engaging celebrity activists to bullying private industry to portraying opponents as murderers, the well-funded and highly-orchestrated gun control lobby is copying the same approach that has been successfully deployed by the international climate change movement to sell the dubious claim that humans are causing global warming.
  • Tree rings tell tale of drought in Mongolia over the last 2,000 years

    03/19/2018 9:41:20 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 15 replies
    Science News ^ | March 19, 2018 | DAN GARISTO
    "It was suspected that a harsh drought from about 2000 to 2010 that killed tens of thousands of livestock was unprecedented in the region’s history and primarily the result of human-caused climate change. But the tree ring data show that the dry spell, while rare in its severity, was not outside the realm of natural climate variability, researchers report online March 14 in Science Advances."