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  • Trump to reverse Obama-era order aimed at planning for climate change

    08/15/2017 5:41:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 15, 2017 | Darryl Fears and Steven Mufson
    Excellent!and flood dangers. Speaking in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Trump said that the approval process for projects was “badly broken” and that the nation’s infrastructure was a “massive self-inflicted wound on our country.” Trump said that “no longer” would there be “one job-killing delay after another” for new projects. But he did not provide any proposal on how his much-promised infrastructure program would be financed or what it would include.
  • Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims

    08/11/2017 8:41:00 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th August 2017 | Matt McGrath
    Scientists have responded furiously to claims about climate change made in a live BBC radio interview. Experts told BBC News that the assertions made by former Chancellor Nigel Lawson on Radio 4's Today programme were simply untrue. Lord Lawson had claimed that global temperatures had "slightly declined" over the past 10 years. However, scientists working in the field said the records showed the complete opposite to be the case. BBC Radio 4's Today programme defended its decision to interview Lord Lawson on Thursday morning in a segment on climate change. The BBC argued that it had a duty to inform...
  • Politico Pushes News Alert Based on Phony New York Times Story

    08/10/2017 12:49:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look at this! While I was just going through that riff on the fake news from the New York Times earlier this week on the supposedly shocking report that was only recently released that global warming is already happening… We find out that report’s been public. You could access it on the Web six months ago. Nothing was “suppressed.” Nothing was “secret.” Politico, with a breaking news alert to their subscribers: “2016 Broke Global Temperature Records Again.” It was “the warmest year on the earth’s surface in nearly 150 years of measuring, scientists said today, in an international report...
  • With Trump in the White House, Obama science experts operate shadow network to press their positions

    08/10/2017 9:31:25 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 25 replies
    Stat ^ | 8/7/17 | Lev Facher
    WASHINGTON — Nearly all of the Obama administration’s science staff has departed the White House since January, and the Trump administration has moved slowly to replace them. In the meantime, however, an unofficial shadow office, stocked with Obama loyalists, is quietly at work. The network, described to STAT by officials from the previous administration who are involved, is informal yet organized, allowing for a far-reaching if largely inconspicuous effort to continue advocating for the Obama science agenda. Participants have provided counsel to Democratic lawmakers and their staffs on Capitol Hill, and they have held group-wide strategy sessions much in the...
  • Flying Is Bad for the Planet. You Can Help Make It Better.

    08/09/2017 12:57:02 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2017 | Tatiana Schlossberg
    Take one round-trip flight between New York and California, and you’ve generated about 20 percent of the greenhouse gases that your car emits over an entire year. If you’re flying, you’re adding a significant amount of planet-warming gases to the atmosphere — there’s no way around it. But there are some ways to make your airplane travel a little bit greener. The most effective way to reduce your carbon footprint is to fly less often. If everyone took fewer flights, airline companies wouldn’t burn as much jet fuel. ...according to some calculations, a round-trip flight from New York to San...
  • Nets Freak Over Climate Study, Trump’s ‘Lack of Curiosity’

    08/08/2017 5:40:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 8, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    All three networks on Tuesday worried about Donald Trump’s “lack of curiosity” in the wake of a “startling” new climate change report. After discussing a draft report leaked to the New York Times, Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos sneered, “No word yet on whether they will suppress, dismiss, or endorse the report.” On CBS This Morning, Major Garrett offered a lecture: “The lack of comment from officials here and from those at some of the relevant federal agencies about this report's startling conclusions suggest not just skepticism but, at least initially, a lack of curiosity.” CBS Freaks Over Climate Study,...
  • Liberal Climate Change Hypocrites Bothered By Being Called Hypocrites

    08/07/2017 11:24:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I went out to Los Angeles for the weekend. I had to go out there to play golf. Everybody I play golf with is gone, out of town here in Palm Beach. So I went out and, you know, it was a fabulous time. I played Bel-Air yesterday, and Jack Wagner was in the foursome, the famous actor. The guy is a scratch golfer, maybe plus one, knocks the ball 325 yards. Just the nicest guy, and he plays so well it’s intimidating. But I had a fine last three holes and our team pulled even and broke even....
  • 'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord

    08/07/2017 4:47:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th August 2017 | Matt McGrath
    Potent, climate warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official inventories, a BBC investigation has found. Air monitors in Switzerland have detected large quantities of one gas coming from a location in Italy. However, the Italian submission to the UN records just a tiny amount of the substance being emitted. Levels of some emissions from India and China are so uncertain that experts say their records are plus or minus 100%. These flaws posed a bigger threat to the Paris climate agreement than US President Donald Trump's intention to withdraw, researchers told BBC...
  • Can We Get That Whole CalExit Deal Moving A Little Faster?

    08/07/2017 5:22:47 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 43 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 8.7.2017 | David Blackmon
    If we didn’t have Democrats, we’d have to make them up. – Ok, I swear I didn’t make this up. It’s a real story. The far, far, far, far left wing of the far, far leftwing California Democratic Party is mounting a recall effort on their own Assembly Speaker because…wait for it…he isn’t far, far, far, far leftwing enough for them. Wait, you say, Speaker Anthony Rendon is as far, far, far leftwing as it gets, right? Well, no. See, he needed to add one more “far” to that total of “fars”, and ram through a completely unworkable proposal to...
  • Trump Makes It Official, Tells The UN We’re Getting Out Of The Paris Accord

    08/06/2017 4:11:34 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 91 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 5, 2017 | Tim Pearce
    The Trump administration notified the United Nations Friday that the U.S. intends to officially withdraw from the Paris climate accord, the Department of State announced. Following the procedure laid out in the agreement, the United States will withdraw “as soon as it is eligible to do so.” The earliest the U.S. can begin officially withdrawing from the accord is Nov. 4, 2019, under the terms of the Paris agreement. The notice to the UN is largely ceremonial, and the earliest a full withdrawal can be finalized is November 2020, one year after official proceedings have begun, The Hill reports. President...
  • Why Everyone Loves Big Oil

    08/05/2017 5:13:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2017 | David Spady
    Ten years ago Al Gore took his global warming crusade to the movies with his documentary film An Inconvenient Truth, which Hollywood honored with an Oscar. The award was granted by the Academy of Motion Pictures, not by the Academy of Science. It would be difficult to justify a scientific award for a documentary film with outlandish predictions that never materialized, and which schools in Britain were only allowed to show if accompanied by “guidance” that contradicted many of the film’s unsubstantiated claims. Of course every award winning film needs a sequel, so this weekend Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel:...
  • Al Gore's Climate Change Hypocrisy Is As Big As His Energy-Sucking Mansion

    08/04/2017 5:06:39 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 8/3/2017 | Staff
    Inconvenient Truth: In a recent interview, Al Gore claimed that he lives a "carbon free lifestyle." The electricity bills for his home in Tennessee say otherwise. CNN's Jake Tapper asked Gore to respond to charges that he's a climate hypocrite. "This is a criticism we hear from conservatives all the time when talking about people like you or Elon Musk or Leonardo DiCaprio," Tapper said, "that you, yourself, have a large carbon footprint." Gore's response was "Well, I don't have a private jet. And what carbon emissions come from my trips on Southwest Airlines are offset. I live a carbon-free...
  • Al Gore Schooled on Climate Change By the Mayor of an Eroding Virginia Island

    08/02/2017 7:13:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 8/2/2017 | Nick Kangadis
    The sky is falling! The sky is falling! It's that level of panic climate change alarmists like professionally monotone former Vice President Al Gore want everyone to rise to. But when people like Gore are called out on their rhetorical hot garbage, it they just tend to double down on their stance. Gore was speaking at a town hall event, moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, to talk about climate change. Go figure. It couldn’t have been a coincidence that CNN would host Gore for a town hall days after his new documentary, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” saw a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Al Gore’s Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household

    08/02/2017 9:07:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: Al Gore’s Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household Drew Johnson Senior Fellow, National Center for Public Policy Research 10:39 AM 08/02/2017 On Friday, Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” – arrives in movie theaters across the country. But there’s another inconvenient sequel worth noting and, like most sequels, this one is even worse than the original. Gore’s hypocritical home energy use and “do as I say not as I do” lifestyle has plunged to embarrassing new depths. In just this past year, Gore burned through enough energy...
  • Australia Weather Bureau Caught Tampering With Climate Numbers

    08/01/2017 4:51:47 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/2017 | Chris White
    Australian scientists at the Bureau of Meteorology ordered a review of temperature recording instruments after the government agency was caught tampering with temperature logs in several locations. Agency officials admit that the problem with instruments recording low temperatures likely happened in several locations throughout Australia, but they refuse to admit to manipulating temperature readings. The BOM located missing logs in Goulburn and the Snow Mountains, both of which are in New South Wales. Meteorologist Lance Pidgeon watched the 13 degrees Fahrenheit Goulburn recording from July 2 disappear from the bureau’s website. The temperature readings fluctuated briefly and then disappeared from...
  • Climate Science Comes Up Short

    07/30/2017 7:34:41 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 34 replies
    Quadrant Online ^ | 7/28/2017 | Tony Thomas
    People unwilling to act on the climate-crisis narrative should be assisted with drugs that improve and promote conformity, according to eminent bio-ethicist Professor Matthew Liao, of New York University, who also wants to see parents dosing their children with hormones and diets to keep them shorter and less of a burden on the planet. He wants such people to be given the ‘love drug/cuddle chemical’ oxytocin. This would increase their trust and empathy and make them more ready to change to emission-saving lifestyles. As his peer-reviewed study puts it, “Pharmacologically induced altruism and empathy could increase the likelihood that we...
  • The Climate Lab That Sits Empty

    07/28/2017 8:21:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2017 | By HILLARY ROSNER
    BOULDER, Colo. - - Behind a locked door on the ground floor of a new University of Colorado science center here, a laboratory outfitted with specially reinforced concrete floors sits dark and empty, like a dining room set for a guest who never arrived. In this case, the no-show is a $2 million, 12-ton machine that is vital to addressing global warming. The machine, a high-precision accelerator mass spectrometer, uses nuclear physics to detect the presence of a rare, heavy isotope of carbon. It enables scientists to distinguish fossil fuel emissions from all other sources of carbon dioxide in the...
  • Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet

    07/26/2017 2:59:28 PM PDT · by plain talk · 66 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation News ^ | 7-26-2017 | Alister Doyle
    Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet. Backers say the risky, often expensive projects are urgently needed to find ways of meeting the goals of the Paris climate deal to curb global warming that researchers blame for causing more heatwaves, downpours and rising sea levels. Climeworks reckons it now costs about $600 to extract a tonne of carbon dioxide from the air and the plant's full capacity due by the end of...
  • Trump Solicits Help From Conservative Group To Develop Climate Change Red Team

    07/24/2017 9:27:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/23/2017 | Chris White
    The Trump administration has asked a conservative group known for promoting climate skepticism to help recruit academics for a “red team” on global warming, the Washington Examiner reported Monday. President Donald Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have enlisted the help of the Heartland Institute, a group widely considered to be the central hub for the academic push against what conservatives call “climate alarmism.” The institute has become a type of boogeyman in liberal circles, mostly because of its skeptical position toward manmade global warming. “The White House and the Environmental Protection Agency have reached out to the Heartland...
  • National study puts timeline on impact of sea-level rise in Maryland and Virginia

    07/23/2017 4:25:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 62 replies
    On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, rising seawater levels and chronic flooding threaten to disrupt daily life, damage homes and businesses, and swallow land in the relatively near future, according to a new study. For some parts of the Eastern Shore, there soon may be no more there there. That’s the takeaway from a report released Wednesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists. The study, “When Rising Seas Hit Home: Hard Choices Ahead for Hundreds of U.S. Coastal Communities,” looks at the impact rising sea levels caused by global warming will have on coastal regions across the country. Maryland, with 3,100 miles...