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  • CIA Director Nominee: ‘I Prefer Not to Get into the Details of Climate Debate and Science’

    01/13/2017 7:26:25 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/12/2016 | Melanie Hunter
    CIA director nominee Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) said Thursday that he would rather not wade into the climate change debate during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee. “I frankly as a director of CIA would prefer today not to get into the details of climate debate and science. It seems my role is gonna be so different and unique from that. It is gonna be to work alongside warriors keeping Americans safe, and so I stand by the things that I’ve said previously with respect to that issue,” Pompeo said. Sen. Kamal Harris (D-Calif.) asked Pompeo, “CIA...
  • Fake news on polar bear survival predictions is political posturing

    01/15/2017 1:53:27 PM PST · by yoe · 8 replies
    Polar Bear Science ^ | January 9, 2017 | Susan J. Crockford
    I call this fake news because it’s not news – media headlines around the world today (New York Times, Washington Post, DailyMail) are trumpeting the release of a final version of a draft report released with (similar fanfare) more than a year ago, announced today by the US Fish & Wildlife Service in the official US government publication, (Federal Register).(Without action on climate change, say goodbye to polar bears”) is exactly the kind of sensationalized nonsense I address in my new detailed science book, (Polar Bears: Outstanding Survivors of Climate Change) (announced (here) and discussed (here)
  • Freshperson senator Kamala Harris grills CIA nominee over … wait for it … climate change

    01/15/2017 1:07:50 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/15/17 | Matthew Vadum
    It’s time to build the wall — around California At a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s CIA director nominee, newly minted Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) focused on what’s really important in the world of intelligence gathering: global warming. “In the past you have questioned the scientific consensus on climate change,” Harris asked CIA nominee Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas).
  • Wisconsin's PSC also cut climate topics from site

    01/14/2017 5:41:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Lee Bergquist and Thomas Content
    In addition to the Department of Natural Resources, a second state agency has scrubbed information on global warming from its website For years, the Public Service Commission featured material devoted to climate change, including strategies designed to reduce Wisconsin's reliance on coal. Then, sometime after May 1, the agency eliminated its global warming web page. ... The PSC's former global warming web page featured, among other topics, links on the potential for development of wind turbines on the Great Lakes and exploring the potential for injecting carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants in the ground. Those topics can be still...
  • The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future

    01/13/2017 8:49:33 PM PST · by iowamark · 31 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 8/13/2013
    After Words with Paul Sabin Paul Sabin talked about his book, The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future, in which he analyzes a bet made between economist Julian Simon and biologist Paul Ehrlich. More than 30 years ago, Mr. Simon made a bet with Mr. Ehrlich on the future prices of five metals, asserting that technological change and a booming market would keep the country prosperous. But Mr. Ehrlich predicted that rising populations would lead to overconsumption, taxed resources, and famine. Mr. Sabin argued that the opposing perspectives of the bettors - faith in free...
  • Bill Nye Blames Global Warming For Devastating Floods In Northern Cali

    01/11/2017 12:03:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 94 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/11/17 | Michael Bastasch
    Bill Nye took to Twitter to blame man-made global warming for flooding across Northern California that claimed at least three lives over the weekend. Nye, who rarely misses a chance to link extreme weather to human activities, suggested California’s flooding meant we’d be better off not pulling out of the United Nations Paris agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. President-elect Donald Trump promised to “cancel” the Paris agreement the Obama administration signed in 2016. The Senate never voted on the agreement.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown’s Holy War Against Climate Change

    01/12/2017 5:24:32 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/17 | Katy Grimes
    Brown's reign of madness over California. Halting Brown foolish hysteria is only the first step in saving California. Climate change is California Gov. Jerry Brown’s “crusade,” his jihad, his holy war. Yet Gov. Brown’s climate change and drought policy is flooded with a manic madness - never has his manic obsession with climate change been more evident. California’s drought conditions are actually historically normal; water shortages are created by incompetent and scheming government In March on Meet the Press, after declaring Ted Cruz unfit to run for president because of his views on climate change, Brown said, “We are running...
  • Reservoirs are a major source of global greenhouse gases, scientists say

    01/12/2017 10:00:24 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 56 replies
    WA Po ^ | September 28, 2016 | Chris Mooney
    Countries around the world are trying to get their greenhouse gas emissions under control — to see them inch down, percentage point by percentage point, from where they stood earlier in the century. If everybody gets on board, and shaves off enough of those percentage points, we just might be able to get on a trajectory to keep the world from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius above the temperature where it stood prior to industrialization. But if a new study is correct, there’s a big problem: There might be more greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere than we thought....
  • Exxon ordered to turn over 40 years of climate change research

    01/12/2017 9:20:38 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 47 replies
    CNN Money ^ | January 12, 2017 | Matt Egan
    ExxonMobil has lost a key battle in an investigation into whether the oil giant misled the public about the dangers of climate change. A Massachusetts judge ordered Exxon (XOM) on Wednesday to hand over more than four decades of the company's climate change research. The court rejected Exxon's emergency motion to kill the demand from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who is investigating allegations the company ignored internal scientific research going back to the 1970s. The ruling came on the same day that longtime Exxon boss Rex Tillerson was being grilled by Congress about the company's climate change tactics at...
  • At Sundance, the Theme Is Climate Change

    01/10/2017 5:57:24 PM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 10, 2017 | BROOKS BARNES
    It certainly reads like a political statement: Next week, one day before Donald J. Trump takes the presidential oath of office, the Sundance Film Festival will open its 33rd edition with a climate-change documentary starring Al Gore. Mr. Trump has mocked the science of global warming as a Chinese hoax and selected a climate-change denialist to run the Environmental Protection Agency. What better way for the very liberal Sundance to respond than to put forward “An Inconvenient Sequel,” the follow-up to the Oscar winner “An Inconvenient Truth”?
  • The next great sucking sound (eviction of the pseudo-science of global warming)

    01/10/2017 3:09:32 PM PST · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2016 | Charles Battig
    President-Elect Trump has pierced the veils surrounding the holy of holies wherein reside the eco-dogmatists of the EPA and the U.N. and promises the rightful return of respect to the essence of scientific research, skepticism. ... Federal agencies promoted the concept [that CO2 is an earth-destroying pollutant] and dispensed billions of dollars in lavishly funding scientists and commercial interests willing to pervert the term “climate change,” a constant feature of geohistory, into a man-made threat and a money-making commercial enterprise. Climate computer-derived forecasts have consistently failed to match long-term climate reality. Much of the error results from the dogmatic insistence...
  • Polar bear conservation group blasts Obama for climate alarmism: ‘Sensationalized nonsense’

    01/09/2017 2:12:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Monday, January 9, 2017 | By Valerie Richardson
    The Obama administration warned Monday that polar bears may disappear unless something is done about climate change, despite recent research indicating that the bears are actually thriving. In its final Conservation Management Plan, the Fish and Wildlife Service painted a grim picture for the future of the massive Arctic-dwelling mammal, warning that its fate will be determined “by our willingness and ability to address climate change.” “The current global polar bear population is estimated to be 26,000,” said the FWS press release. “If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at the current rates throughout the 21st century, polar bears will...
  • As Donald Trump Denies Climate Change, These Kids Die of It

    01/09/2017 2:04:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 88 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    TSIHOMBE, Madagascar — She is just a frightened mom, worrying if her son will survive, and certainly not fretting about American politics — for she has never heard of either President Obama or Donald Trump. What about America itself? Ranomasy, who lives in an isolated village on this island of Madagascar off southern Africa, shakes her head. It doesn’t ring any bells. Yet we Americans may be inadvertently killing her infant son. Climate change, disproportionately caused by carbon emissions from America, seems to be behind a severe drought that has led crops to wilt across seven countries in southern Africa....
  • Obama’s EPA Chief Says Biggest Regret Is Not Connecting With Rural Voters

    01/09/2017 7:57:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/9/17 | Chris White
    Not being able to sell rural voters on the importance of switching from fossil fuels to solar and wind power is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy’s biggest regret, she said Friday. “We tried to change the outreach and messaging in rural America in a number of ways, but … has it changed the rhetoric that people hear? It hasn’t,” McCarthy said in an interview at EPA headquarters. “We couldn’t get it, but I wish we had.” President Barack Obama nominated McCarthy to lead the agency in 2013. Her tenure has been riddled with controversies and marred by heavy-handed...
  • ‘Knives Sticking Out Of My Back’: Global Warming Skeptic Tells Tucker Carlson Why She Left Academia

    01/08/2017 7:25:34 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry told Fox News host Tucker Carlson she was so sick of politicization of global warming in academia she resigned from her tenured position at Georgia Tech. “I’ve been vilified by some of my colleagues who are activists and don’t like anybody challenging their big story,” Curry told Carlson Friday night. “I walk around with knives sticking out of my back,” she said. “In the university environment I felt like I was just beating my head against the wall.”
  • Germany shivers in coldest winter night so far

    01/07/2017 4:59:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 6 January 2017 14:26 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    The country experienced its coldest winter night on Thursday as the mercury dropped to –26°C in some places — the coldest it has been in the 2016-17 season. Thursday night was the coldest so far this winter, with temperatures in parts of Thuringia and atop Germany’s highest mountain dropping to below –26°C. The German Weather Service (DWD) reported that southern Germany between Franconian Switzerland and Upper Palatinate in Bavaria were particularly affected by below-freezing temperatures. In Schorndorf-Knöbling, the thermometers were still reading around –22.6°C by 9am on Friday morning. …
  • Heavy snowfall paralyses Istanbul

    01/07/2017 8:58:16 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | unknown
    Istanbul (AFP) - A heavy snowstorm paralysed life in Istanbul on Saturday, with hundreds of flights cancelled and the Bosphorus closed to shipping traffic. Almost 65 centimetres (25 inches) of snow fell on parts of the Turkish metropolis overnight and during the day, causing havoc on roads as travellers sought to leave the city for the weekend.
  • Reality-Based Climate Forecasting

    01/07/2017 8:00:31 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | Paul Driessen
    These days, even shipwreck museums showcase evidence of climate change. After diving recently among Key West’s fabled ship-destroying barrier reefs, I immersed myself in exhibits from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, the fabled Spanish galleon that foundered during a ferocious hurricane in 1622. The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum now houses many of the gold, silver, emeralds and artifacts that Mel and Deo Fisher’s archeological team recovered after finding the wreck in 1985. Also featured prominently in the museum is the wreck of a British slave ship, the Henrietta Marie. It sank in a hurricane off Key West in 1700, after...
  • Georgia Tech Climatologist Chooses 'Career Suicide' to Keep Her 'Scientific Integrity'

    01/06/2017 7:56:23 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JANUARY 6, 2017 | TYLER O'NEIL
    A climatologist at Georgia Institute of Technology resigned from her post because she could no longer navigate the stifling political orthodoxy on climate change. Former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech Judith Curry announced her resignation in a blog post on Tuesday. *snip* Curry is known for her scientifically astute explanations of the uncertainties in climate science. Indeed, she has been attacked as "anti-science" by other researchers who repeat the rote "scientific consensus" that man-made global warming is a catastrophic threat to humanity.
  • New Report Exposes Rockefeller Dynasty's Role in "Climate" Scam

    01/04/2017 6:25:18 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    An unfathomably wealthy banking and oil dynasty has been hijacking governments, media organs, universities, non-profits, and other power centers to expand its control over the economy and the energy sector in particular, according to a recently released investigation by a watchdog group. That dynasty, of course, is the Rockefeller family. In essence, they have largely created, bankrolled, and weaponized what is known as the “green” movement “as a means to expand their empire over the past three decades,” the report found.    Under the guise of fighting alleged “man-made global-warming,” the Rockefeller family and its billions have been bankrolling everything...
  • ‘CRAZINESS’ in climate field leads dissenter Dr. Judith Curry (GA Tech) to resign

    01/04/2017 5:16:06 AM PST · by randita · 34 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 1/3/17 | Marc Marano
    Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry branded a ‘heretic’ for challenging ‘global warming’ – ‘I was tossed out of the tribe’ Via: https://judithcurry.com/2017/01/03/jc-in-transition/ by Judith Curry Effective January 1, I have resigned my tenured faculty position at Georgia Tech. Before reflecting on a range of things, let me start by answering a question that may have popped into your head: I have no plans to join the Trump administration (ha ha). Technically, my resignation is a retirement event, since I am on the Georgia State Teachers Retirement System, and I need to retire from Georgia Tech to get my pension (although I...
  • Ocean Islands Are Not Sinking

    01/03/2017 4:04:10 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/03/17 | Jack Dini
    New research shows the islands are growing, not receding Once a year or so, journalists from major news outlets travel to the Marshall Islands, a remote chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean, to report in panicked tones that the island nation is vanishing because of climate change. Their dispatches are often filled with raw emotion and suggest that residents are fleeing atolls swiftly sinking into the sea. No doubt, residents are leaving the Marshall Islands, but it is not because of climate change, reports Bjorn Lomborg. 1
  • Greenland Enters 2017 Adding Extraordinary Amounts Of Ice And Snow

    01/03/2017 7:58:56 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/2/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Greenland’s ice sheet kicked off 2017 gaining about eight gigatons of snow and ice, which is well above what’s usually added to the ice sheet Jan. 1 for the last 24 years, according to Danish meteorologists. In fact, Greenland’s ice sheet has been gaining ice and snow at a rate not seen in years based on Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) data. DMI reports the Greenland ice sheet’s “mass surface budget” has been growing significantly since October. Greenland’s “surface mass budget” for winter 2016-2017 is already more than two standard deviations higher than the northern ice sheet’s mean snow and ice...
  • Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

    01/02/2017 7:48:17 PM PST · by Innovative · 98 replies
    BBC News ^ | Jan. 2, 2017 | Roger Harrabin
    A leading US Republican says she fears for the future of her seven grandchildren with Donald Trump in the White House. Christine Todd Whitman, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under George W Bush, accused Mr Trump of ignoring compelling science. And she warned that his threat to scrap climate protection policies puts the world's future at risk. Trump supporters say rules on climate and energy are stifling business. But Ms Todd Whitman says the US must find ways of promoting business without unduly harming the planet.
  • Global Warming Alarmist NY Times Discovers Cold Is 17 Times Deadlier

    01/01/2017 2:20:58 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 December 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Even the New York Times, one of the biggest sources of fake news on anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming, or AGW, occasionally gets facts straight and the story right. Or, at least, partially straight and mostly right. Such is the case with the Times’ recent stories by Jane E. Brody on December 19 and December 26 regarding the death toll risks from cold weather versus hot weather. In her December 19 column, titled, “Beware: Winter Is Coming,” Ms. Brody cited an important study from The Lancet, the British medical journal, that found “Cold kills”  as she put it — and at a...
  • 2016’s biggest loser: Big Green

    01/02/2017 8:22:38 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/1/2017 | Stephen Moore
    The day after the presidential elections the executive director of the Sierra Club glumly called the Donald Trump victory “deeply disturbing for the nation and the planet.” Well, yes, if you’re a climate change alarmist who hates fossil fuels, you’re in for a bad four and maybe eight years. Greenpeace executive director Annie Leonard was even more apocalyptic saying: “I never thought I’d have to write this. The election of Donald Trump as president has been devastating There’s no question, Donald Trump’s climate denial is staggering. He wants to shut down the EPA, cancel the Paris Climate Agreement, stop funding...
  • Skeptical Climate Scientists Coming In From the Cold

    12/30/2016 9:38:23 AM PST · by shove_it · 41 replies
    Real Clear Investigations via Drudge ^ | 31 Dec 2016 | James Varney
    In the world of climate science, the skeptics are coming in from the cold. Researchers who see global warming as something less than a planet-ending calamity believe the incoming Trump administration may allow their views to be developed and heard. This didn’t happen under the Obama administration, which denied that a debate even existed. Now, some scientists say, a more inclusive approach – and the billions of federal dollars that might support it – could be in the offing. ~snip~ The field is cluttered with entrenched figures who must toe the established line, he said, pointing to a recent congressional...
  • The California Gathering That Hatched Plan to Prosecute Skeptics of Climate Change

    12/29/2016 7:06:16 AM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | December 28, 2016 | Kevin Mooney
    Just before joining climate change activist and former Vice President Al Gore for a press conference in New York City, seven state-level attorneys general huddled with a representative of the Union of Concerned Scientists. The political activist, Peter Frumhoff, called for them and other elected officials to move decisively against major corporations and institutions for “denying” climate change. The seeds of that call to action in March were planted four years earlier at a gathering of environmental activists, trial lawyers, and academics across the country in San Diego. The Daily Signal found this and other revealing bits of information among material...
  • 100% Of US Warming Is Due To NOAA Data Tampering

    12/28/2016 11:05:42 AM PST · by Rockitz · 50 replies
    RealClimateScience.com ^ | 28 December 2016 | Tony Heller
    Climate Central just ran this piece, which the Washington Post picked up on. They claimed the US was “overwhelmingly hot” in 2016, and temperatures have risen 1,5°F since the 19th century. The first problem with their analysis is that the US had very little hot weather in 2016. The percentage of hot days was below average, and ranked 80th since 1895. Only 4.4% of days were over 95°F, compared with the long term average of 4.9%. Climate Central is conflating mild temperatures with hot ones. They also claim US temperatures rose 1.5°F since the 19th century, which is what NOAA...
  • California, at Forefront of Climate Fight, Won’t Back Down to Trump

    12/27/2016 7:34:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 26, 2016 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and HENRY FOUNTAIN
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has packed his cabinet with nominees who dispute the science of global warming. He has signaled he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. He has belittled the notion of global warming and attacked policies intended to combat it. But California — a state that has for 50 years been a leader in environmental advocacy — is about to step unto the breach. In a show of defiance, Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and legislative leaders said they would work directly with other nations and states to defend and strengthen what were already...
  • OU programs seek to turn coal into benign energy

    12/26/2016 8:31:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Athens News ^ | December 26, 2016 | Fred Kight
    As part of his energy plan, President-elect Donald Trump is promising to develop clean coal. It’s a goal shared by Ohio University and the state of Ohio but viewed by many to be impossible to achieve. The Ohio Coal Research Center at OU has been working for years to “develop clean and economic technology for the conversion of coal… into electric power (and) fuels.” The Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (ISEE) at OU is also conducting coal research, but with a different focus: the development of materials from coal. The term “clean coal” refers to a variety of...
  • Climate change expert sentenced to 32 months for fraud, says lying was a 'rush'

    12/24/2016 3:35:42 PM PST · by tje · 46 replies
    NBC SPEWS ^ | DEC 18 2013, 11:38 AM | MICHAEL ISIKOFF
    The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison Wednesday for lying to his bosses and saying he was a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job. John C. Beale’s crimes were “inexplicable” and “unbelievably egregious," said Judge Ellen Huvelle in imposing the sentence in a Washington. D.C. federal court. Beale has also agreed to pay $1.3 million in restitution and forfeiture to the government.
  • The Warmist thumb on the scale at the Department of Energy

    12/21/2016 7:29:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jack Hellner
    The Obama administration fired a scientist, intimidated staff at the Department of Energy, and allegedly ordered officials to obstruct Congress – all in order to push its climate change agenda, a House committee report asserted. The Washington Free Beacon detailed Tuesday a report released by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, which is chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, charged senior Obama administration officials retaliated against the scientist, Dr. Noelle Getting, who was manager of a radiation research program, and devised ways to block a congressional inquiry into the radiation research. "Instead of providing the type of scientific...
  • Judge: Seattle Kids Can Move Ahead with Climate Rights Case

    12/22/2016 9:02:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/22/16 | PHUONG LE
    SEATTLE (AP) — Eight Seattle children should have "their day in court" to argue that Washington state and others aren't protecting them from climate change, a judge ruled. King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill on Monday allowed the young petitioners to move ahead in their case against the state, writing that "it is time for these youth to have the opportunity to address their concerns in a court of law, concerns raised under statute and under the state and federal constitutions." The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, had asked the judge last month to find the state...
  • Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory

    12/23/2016 7:21:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 50 replies
    Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory  
  • Congress: Obama Fired Scientist to Advance “Climate” Agenda

    12/22/2016 6:29:30 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 December 2016 | Alex Newman
    The Obama administration fired a top scientist, intimidated other staff, censored important information from Congress for political reasons, and waged “a reckless and calculated attack on the legislative process itself,” U.S. lawmakers concluded in a blistering new report about Obama's scandal-plagued Department of Energy. All of it was done in order to advance Obama's controversial “climate-change” agenda, according to congressional investigators. It is time for some serious changes in management at the U.S. Department of Energy, members of Congress declared. But even that is not nearly enough to remedy the damage unleashed by Obama via the unconstitutional bureaucracy.The shocking revelations...
  • Four Obama regulations Trump can undo right away ( EPA and )

    12/21/2016 1:08:49 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/20/16 | BONNER COHEN
    President-elect Trump's pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington struck a chord with millions of Americans ... Clean Power Plan: After failing to pass cap-and-trade legislation through Congress, Obama had his political appointees at the EPA slap coal-fired power plants with greenhouse-gas-emission limits they knew the industry couldn't meet ... In doing so, EPA usurped the states' role in regulating electricity markets within their boundaries, and even commandeered the states to enforce its new policy. ... Paris Climate Change Agreement .. entails a substantial transfer of wealth from American taxpayers into the waiting hands of Third World potentates ... Waters...
  • Obama Blocks Offshore Driling In Arctic, Atlantic Oceans (Backstabber in Chief)

    12/21/2016 1:48:43 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 29 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | December 20, 2016 | ZeroHedge
    In a move that will likely be overturned promptly by the administration of Donald Trump, president Obama on Tuesday formally blocked offshore oil and gas drilling in most of the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, responding to a call from environmentalists who say the government needs to do more to prevent drilling in environmentally sensitive areas of U.S.-controlled oceans. The president had been expected to take the action by invoking a provision in a 1953 law that governs Outer Continental Shelf offshore leases, and he did just that to block drilling in federal waters in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea and most...
  • Congress: Obama Admin Fired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans

    12/20/2016 3:09:26 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 20, 2016 | By Adam Kredo
    A new congressional investigation has determined that the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda, according to a new report that alleges the administration ordered top officials to obstruct Congress in order to forward this agenda. Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released a wide-ranging report on Tuesday that shows how senior Obama administration officials retaliated against a leading scientist and plotted ways to block a congressional inquiry surrounding key research into the impact of radiation....
  • Trump Versus The Green Blob: The Battle That Will Define His Presidency

    12/19/2016 8:58:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 19, 2016 | James Delingpole
    2016 will go down in history as the year when the world finally saw sense. Nowhere will this be more apparent than in America’s bold and brilliant decision to elect Donald Trump who, in my view, is set fair to be one of the truly great U.S. presidents. I realise that this isn’t obvious to some people—even those who claim to be on the conservative side of the political argument. But after a recent trip to D.C. for some private briefings, both with his transition teams and with key members of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, I came away more confident...
  • The electoral college is thwarting our ability to battle global warming

    12/19/2016 4:39:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 67 replies
    washington Post (fake news site) ^ | 12-19-16 | Todd Cort
    It is this solution, brilliant at the time, that leads us to Brearley’s legacy on climate change. Because over the course of the last 200 plus years, the electoral college, which provides for stronger voting power per person in more rural and less populated states, has elected four U.S. presidents who clearly lost the popular vote (1876, 1888, 2000 and 2016). Two of those elections have occurred during the period in which we have known about the causes and impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and climate change and in both cases, the impacts of those elections have very likely had...
  • The True Climate Change Deniers

    12/19/2016 1:25:54 AM PST · by theHighlander90 · 19 replies
    Original blog ^ | 12/19/2016 | The Highlander
    The scientific community remained silent for too long, accepting populism into the strict environment of cold blooded facts. The old have betrayed the young, teaching them that facts should not always come first. On the contrary, facts are the only relevant aspect in science.
  • Pope Francis Says Money Dominates Politics

    12/18/2016 11:20:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Clean Technica ^ | December 18, 2016 | Robyn Purchia
    Pope Francis had strong words for world leaders’ priorities, including United States president-elect Donald Trump last week. During a speech the pontiff decried politicians who promote corporate profits above the common good. “The ‘distraction’ or delay in implementing global agreements on the environment shows that politics has become submissive to a technology and economy which seek profit above all else,” he said. Humans are not “owners and masters of nature, authorized to plunder it without any consideration of its hidden potential and laws of development.” Pope Francis called for “an ecological conversion capable of supporting and promoting sustainable development.” The...
  • Climate Scientists Fear Trump May Fatally Undermine Their Work

    12/17/2016 2:54:17 PM PST · by Innovative · 151 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Dec. 17, 2016 | Justin Worland
    Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election shocked climate scientists and policymakers after a campaign in which Trump had suggested—falsely—that climate change was a hoax and vowed to largely undo federal and international measures aimed at addressing global warming. Nonetheless, climate advocates took solace in the days following the election, noting that the market forces largely responsible for the shift away from coal and the incontrovertible science supporting climate regulations would remain true regardless of who was President. But in the six weeks since the election, Trump’s transition team has suggested that the incoming administration will not simply challenge the...
  • The Impending Collapse Of The Global Warming Scare

    12/16/2016 5:43:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    manhattancontrarian.com ^ | Francis Menton
    So what can we predict about where the climate scare is going? Among members of the environmental movement, when their heads stop exploding, there are plenty of predictions that this will be terrible for the United States: international ostracism, loss (to China!) of "leadership" in international climate matters, and, domestically, endless litigation battles stalling attempts to rescind or roll back regulations. I see it differently. I predict a high likelihood of substantial collapse of the global warming movement, both domestically and internationally, over the course of the next couple of years. Start with the EPA. To the extent that the...
  • Dems call for investigation into Trump's energy questionnaire

    12/16/2016 5:07:53 PM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 16, 2016 | John Siciliano
    Democratic senators are calling on federal prosecutors to start an investigation into the president-elect's mishandling of the Energy Department's transition, saying the Trump team broke the law by singling out employees involved in climate change work. A group of nine senators, led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, sent a letter to the Office of Special Counsel, the government's independent investigative and prosecutorial agency, saying a questionnaire sent by the Trump team to the Energy Department a week ago "violated long-standing federal laws designed to protect civil servants against coercion for partisan purposes."
  • No, Jerry, California Is NOT Leading

    12/16/2016 2:09:55 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    CANADA FREE PRESS ^ | 12/16/16 | Tom Tanton
    Clearly, it's not how many heavy-handed regulations and mandates and subsidies that a state imposes that defines it as a leader In a fiery speech to the American Geophysical Union conference, California Governor Brown continued his quest regarding climate change, but has apparently revealed a chink in his armor. He threatened incoming President Trump that California will go it’s own way if the Feds reconfigure national climate policy. Insisting that climate change remains the greatest existential threat to mankind, he insists the Paris accord be upheld and that other US States follow “California’s lead.” California’s Governor Brown and other elected...
  • California Governor Jerry Brown: 'We're Ready to Fight' Trump on Climate Change

    12/16/2016 7:25:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/16/2016 | BY TYLER O'NEIL
    California Governor Jerry Brown gave a fiery speech, promising to fight President-elect Donald Trump on climate change and even launch an independent state-run satellite if necessary."We've got the scientists, we've got the lawyers and we're ready to fight," Brown declared in a speech to the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported. He addressed the president-elect directly when echoing worries that climate research conducted by NASA could cease under the new administration. "If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite."Brown also ripped on former Texas Governor Rick Perry,...
  • Caught On Tape: CA Governor Brown Goes On Epic Climate Change Rant; Vows To Defy Trump

    12/15/2016 11:47:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | December 15, 2016
    Apparently Trump's recent letter to the Energy Department, which included very pointed questions about climate change research, and/or his appointment of former Texas Governor Rick Perry to lead that department going forward (a department that Perry proposed shutting down back in 2012 for those who may have forgotten), "triggered" California's head snowflake, Governor Jerry Brown, into an epic climate change rant before a gathering of scientists at the American Geophysical Union's national conference in San Francisco. Vowing to defy Trump's efforts to undermine the "progress" made by California on climate change regulations, Brown promised that his state is "ready to...
  • Obama environmental legacy at stake as GOP, industry align

    12/15/2016 3:05:11 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 12/15/16, | Matthew Brown
    The Obama administration will leave behind a host of disputed recent actions and unfinished business on the environment — from shelved energy leases and blocked mining projects to pollution restrictions and decisions on hundreds of potentially imperiled species.