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  • What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About

    12/07/2016 2:25:44 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Kevin Cramer
    What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About The standoff isnít about tribal rights or water, but a White House that ignores the rule of law. Kevin Cramer A little more than two weeks ago, during a confrontation between protesters and law enforcement, an improvised explosive device was detonated on a public bridge in southern North Dakota. That was simply the latest manifestation of the ďprayerfulĒ and ďpeacefulĒ protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Escalating tensions were temporarily defused Sunday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the direction of the Obama administration, announced it would refuse to grant...
  • Donald Trump Picks GOP Oil Industry Ally, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to Lead EPA

    12/07/2016 12:41:47 PM PST · by springwater13 · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec 7 2016, 3:34 pm ET | Emma Margolin
    Donald Trump intends to select Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a senior transition official confirmed to NBC News Wednesday ó the clearest sign yet the president-elect will pursue an agenda that could undue President Obama's climate change legacy. An ally to the fossil fuel industry, Pruitt has aggressively fought against environmental regulations, becoming one of a number of attorneys general to craft a 28-state lawsuit against the Obama administration's rules to curb carbon emissions. The case is currently awaiting a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which...
  • Al Gore meets with Ivanka Trump and her father and why I am NOT worried

    12/06/2016 10:17:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/06/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Many conservatives are worried that Al Gore ascended the elevators at Trump Tower and met first with Ivanka Trump, and the President-elect: ‚ÄúI had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground,‚ÄĚ Gore told reporters after spending about 90 minutes¬†at¬†Trump Tower in Manhattan during the lunch hour Monday. ‚ÄúI had a meeting beforehand with Ivanka Trump. The bulk of the time was with the president-elect, Donald Trump. I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I'm just going to leave it at that.‚ÄĚ Donald...
  • Antarctica Continues to Baffle Alarmists

    12/06/2016 10:16:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/16 | Jack Dini
    Sea ice in the Antarctic is much less sensitive to the effects of climate change that that of the Arctic A hundred years of cars, planes, wars, and five billion more polluting people, and thereís nothing to show for it. Old log books kept by Scott and Shackleton show that Antarctic sea ice hasnít changed much since 1912 reports Joanne Nova. Experts have been concerned that ice at the South Pole had declined significantly since the 1950s, which they feared was driven by man-made climate change. But new analysis suggests that conditions are now virtually identical to when the Terra...
  • Gore praises Ivanka Trump on climate policy after meeting

    12/06/2016 7:20:02 AM PST · by crusher · 132 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/5/2016 | Christiana Lima
    Former Vice President Al Gore touted Ivanka Trump's commitment to a climate policy "that makes sense" Monday night after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter. ďIt's no secret that Ivanka Trump is very committed to having a climate policy that makes sense for our country and for our world and that was certainly evident in the conversation that I had with her," Gore told Chris Hayes on MSNBC's "All In." "I appreciate the fact that she is very concerned about this." Gore stressed that he preferred to "not give too many details" about the meeting but called it...
  • Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson Is Now Interviewing to Be Donald Trumpís Secretary of State

    12/05/2016 5:08:28 PM PST · by springwater13 · 67 replies
    Rex Tillerson, Exxon Mobileís XOM 0.51% CEO, is in the running for a new job: Donald Trumpís Secretary of State. The Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed transition adviser, reports that the energy executive is set to set to meet with Trump for an interview this week. Tillersonís interview comes after Trump aides said the President-elect had settled on four finalists. But Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that ďthereís not a finite list of candidates,Ē adding that thereís ďmore than four.Ē Most notably, Trump is considering 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudy...
  • Algore: climate change threat leaves 'no time to despair' over Trump victory

    12/05/2016 5:09:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/05/16 | Oliver Milman
    The urgent threat of climate change means there is ďno time to despairĒ over the election of Donald Trump, according to former vice-president Al Gore, who hopes that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will join an escalated climate campaign against the president-elect. Gore told the Guardian he remained hopeful Trump would reverse some of his positions on climate change but predicted an unprecedented backlash from environmentalists over the next four years.
  • Donald Trump Meets With Climate Advocate Al Gore

    12/05/2016 1:29:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/05/2016 | Jordyn Phelps
    Former Vice President and climate advocate Al Gore met with Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City today. Gore said he had a "lengthy and very productive session" with the president-elect, who has previously called climate change a "hoax." "I found it an extremely interesting conversation and to be continued and Iím just going to leave it at that," Gore told reporters of the meeting with the president-elect "... It was a sincere search for areas of common ground." Gore also met with Trumpís daughter Ivanka Trump. The meetings with the two Trumps came against the backdrop of...
  • Al Gore just had Ďan extremely interesting conversationí with Trump on climate change

    12/05/2016 11:33:26 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 91 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jenna Johnson and Juliet Eilperin
    As Donald Trump continues to indicate†that he might be willing to change his position on climate change, which he has long called a ďhoax,Ē the president-elect met Monday with former vice president Al Gore, who has become†a prominent activist in the fight against global warming. Gore was originally scheduled to meet just with Trump's oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, who is not registered with a political party and†has already pushed her father to adopt positions usually promoted by Democrats. Gore told reporters that after that meeting, he then had ďan extremely interesting conversationĒ with the president-elect. ďI had a lengthy and...
  • Eyeing climate role, Ivanka Trump to meet with Al Gore

    12/05/2016 8:41:05 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 226 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/2016 | Jonathan Swan
    Ivanka Trump is meeting Monday with climate change activist and former Vice President Al Gore. The president-elect's daughter, who reportedly wants to make global warming one of her signature issues, will meet with Gore at Trump Tower in Manhattan, according to transition spokesman Jason Miller. The former vice president will not be meeting with the president-elect, Miller said in a conference call with reporters on Monday morning. He would not elaborate on the contents of the meeting.
  • Govít Spends $27 Billion Annually On Global Warming ó How Much Will Trump Cut?

    12/03/2016 9:52:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 54 replies ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    President-elect Donald Trump said heís looking to cut back federal global warming programs, which he claims are hurting U.S. competitiveness. Heís got a lot of work ahead of him: Federal agencies plan to spend $27 billion on global warming-related programs next year. The White House reported to House Republicans that 18 federal agencies combined spent about $22 billion on global warming activities in 2013, but defined global warming much more narrowly than the agencies themselves. Federal agencies want to spend $12 billion on global warming programs in 2017, according to Salon, but the left-wing news site only factored in six...
  • Catholic leaders: climate change on same level as abortion and death penalty

    12/03/2016 4:51:48 PM PST · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    San Diego Tribune ^ | December 3, 2016 | Joshua Emerson Smith
    Opposition to abortion and the death penalty have long been cardinal beliefs for the Roman Catholic church, whose faithful make up about a quarter of all Americans. What if fighting climate change becomes an equally passionate issue in parishes nationwide? The foremost group of Catholic leaders in the U.S. is ramping up a campaign to do just that, urging priests and congregations from San Diego to Atlanta to think about global warming as a sanctity-of-life issue. Some Catholic experts have even likened the growing campaign to deal with human-caused climate change to the revered pro-life movement ó calling on the...
  • Improving Environmental Programs

    12/03/2016 10:34:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | December 3, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Donald Trump plans to ďroll back progressĒ on climate change, energy and the environment, activists, regulators and their media allies assert. The claim depends on oneís definition of ďprogress.Ē These interest groups define ďprogressĒ as ever-expanding laws, regulations, bureaucracies and power, to bring air and water emissions of every description down to zero, to prevent diseases that they attribute to manmade pollutants and forestall ďdangerous manmade climate change.Ē Achieving those goals requires controlling nearly every facet of our economy, industries, lives, livelihoods and living standards. If we are talking about halting and reversing this unbridled federal control, President-Elect Trump has...
  • Tackling the peddlers of climate change

    12/03/2016 5:20:03 AM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2016 | Anthony Bright-Paul
    How often have we heard that ‚Äėclimate change‚Äô is the greatest threat to mankind! How often have we heard that Global Warming will lead to an unprecedented rise in sea levels! -- when what is the truth?¬† There is absolutely no truth whatsoever in these assertions, made by a coven of corrupt scientists, who have held the whole world in thrall. Not only is the globe not warming, but we find that the books have been cooked on a truly massive scale. So massive, in fact, that even intelligent members of Parliament with some scientific knowledge have been fooled. The...
  • My Unhappy Life as a Climate Heretic

    12/03/2016 6:35:12 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Roger Pielke Jr
    Much to my surprise, I showed up in the WikiLeaks releases before the election. In a 2014 email, a staffer at the Center for American Progress, founded by John Podesta in 2003, took credit for a campaign to have me eliminated as a writer for Nate Silverís FiveThirtyEight website. In the email, the editor of the think tankís climate blog bragged to one of its billionaire donors, Tom Steyer: ďI think itís fair [to] say that, without Climate Progress, Pielke would still be writing on climate change for 538.Ē
  • Trump presidency ďdemands fierce resistanceĒ (Laff riot)

    12/02/2016 12:02:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Grist ^ | December 2, 2016 | Bill McKibben
    Weíre going to be dealing with an onslaught of daily emergencies during the Trump years. Already itís begun ó if thereís nothing going on (or in some cases when there is), our leader often begins the day with a tweet to stir the pot, and suddenly weíre debating whether burning the flag should lose you your citizenship. These crises will get worse once he has power ó from day to day weíll have to try and protect vulnerable immigrants, or deal with the latest outrage from the white supremacist ďalt-reich,Ē or confront the latest self-dealing scandal in the upper reaches...
  • The Climate scam corruption metastasizes

    12/01/2016 7:31:43 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The problem with a giant con game like global warming hysteria is that the baseline dishonesty ends up corrupting other institutions.† Academia is pre-eminent among the collateral corruptees, but even a Native American tribe in genuine peril is in on the game. Willis Eschenbach provides the ugly details at Watts Up With That? He spotted news that a tribe on the seashore of Olympic Peninsula is being touted as the ďfirst climate refugees.Ē† He drily notes 8 other separate claims of being the first climate refugees, so dubs the Quinault Indian Nation the ďninth first climate refugees.Ē But that is...
  • Record cold coming to Ďalmost entire USAí Ė Low temperature records set to be SHATTERED

    11/30/2016 6:31:47 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 114 replies
    Climate Depot | November 30,2017 | Marc Morano
    Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. announced: 'I cannot recall last time I have seen such a cold anomaly forecast across almost entire USA.' Cold Records are going to be SHATTERED! - ďBy the end of NEXT week, some states will be running 36 F BELOW NORMAL." Meteorologist Paul Dorian of Vencore, Inc.: WIDESPREAD BLAST OF COLD AIR PLUNGES FROM ALASKA TO THE WESTERN US EARLY NEXT WEEK AND THEN EXPANDS INTO THE EASTERN US**
  • Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists

    11/30/2016 8:58:23 AM PST · by detective · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 2016 | James Delingpole
    Global†land temperatures have plummeted by one degree Celsius since the middle of this year Ė the biggest and steepest fall on record. But the news has been greeted with an eerie silence by the worldís alarmist community. Youíd almost imagine that when temperatures shoot up itís catastrophic climate change which requires dramatic headlines across the mainstream media and demands for urgent action. But that when they fall even more precipitously itís just a case of ďnothing to see hereĒ. The cause of the fall is a†La Nina event following in the wake of an unusual strong El Nino.
  • Trump and the Climate Change Clown Show

    11/30/2016 5:59:09 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 11/30/2016 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Climate change is back in the news as President-Elect Donald Trump threatens to roll back much of the Obama climate agenda. The Obama administration added 229 major regulations at an additional annual cost of $108 billion, many of which involve energy policy. The "Clean Power Plan" is one such regulatory behemoth, jacking up the cost of energy under the guise of saving the planet from global warming. Of course, the left believes that Trump will mandate dirty air and water, encouraging pollution on a mass scale. After all, Republicans prefer living in a toxic waste dump world, exposing themselves and...
  • Pope Warns Trump: Do Not Back Away from UN Climate Pact Ė Pope Declares ĎCrisis of Climatic Changeí

    11/29/2016 5:28:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 115 replies
    The Climate Depot ^ | 11/29/16 | Marc Morano
    Pope Francis has issued a climate change challenge directly to President Elect Trump. The Pope, in thinly veiled speech, urged Trump not to withdraw the U.S. from the United Nations Paris agreement reached in 2015. The UN treaty has been said by critics to be ďhistoryís most expensive treatyí,Ē with a ďcost of between $1 trillion and $2 trillion annually.Ē Pope Francis warned of the ďcrisis of climate change.Ē ďThe Ďdistractioní 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,Ē Francis said, in...
  • Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue

    11/28/2016 2:40:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2016 | Richard Valdmanis
    Tue Nov 15, 2016 Exclusive: Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said on Tuesday he will spend whatever it takes to fight President-elect Donald Trump's pro-drilling and anti-regulation agenda. The former hedge fund manager from California is putting together a strategy that will "engage voters and citizens to fight back" once Trump takes the White House in January, he told Reuters in an interview. However, he stressed he was not planning to fight...
  • Report: Polar Ice Melt to Make Coastal Cities 'Uninhabitable' Within Century

    11/29/2016 7:52:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 100 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 28, 2016 | Newsfront
    New York City and other coastal cities will reportedly be under water within a century Ė inundated by flooding from a fast-melting polar ice sheet. It is not a question of if, but when a flood of biblical proportion will make cities hugging coastlines around the world uninhabitable, Ohio State associate professor Ian Howat told The Sun.
  • Three (perfectly democratic) reasons Donald Trump will absolutely smother the Paris climate deal

    11/28/2016 5:59:48 AM PST · by upchuck · 30 replies
    Financial Post ^ | Nov 21, 2016 | Benny Peiser
    The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States signals the beginning of the end of international climate alarmism. Trumpís victory has shaken the green movement to its core and will almost certainly lead to the Paris climate agreementís unraveling. That conclusion, however, is not how most people at the uneventful UN climate confab, which ended in Marrakech last week, saw it. Many speakers, still in a state of shock, denial and anger about Trumpís victory, resorted to wishful thinking and claimed that the president-elect would change his mind about his pledges, or failing that, could...
  • Trump seems ready to fight the world on climate change. But he's likely to meet resistance

    11/27/2016 5:28:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 27, 2016 | Evan Halper
    Donald Trump is branded with all manner of unflattering labels, but one that hasnít†seemed to much bother him is ďclimate pariah.Ē The president-elect is unabashed in his disdain for Americaís global warming policy. He has placed a staunch climate-change doubter and antagonist of mainstream science in charge of reshaping ó†or as Trump has suggested, dismantling ó†the Environmental Protection Agency. He has talked frequently†about reneging on the historic Paris global climate treaty the U.S. took a lead in drafting. And he has said he wants every federal green-energy program eliminated.
  • The problem with Donald Trump's stance on global warming (CBS News "live science")

    11/26/2016 5:37:05 PM PST · by Innovative · 66 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | Mark Lennihan, AP
    Is there reason to doubt climate change because some of the nationís hottest days happened in 1898, as President-elect Donald Trump told the New York Times in an interview Tuesday? In an exchange with Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and staff about†climate change†on Tuesday (Nov. 22), Trump said, ďI have an open mind to it,Ē but later added, ďYou know the hottest day ever was in 1890-something, 98. You know, you can make lots of cases for different views.Ē However, itís misleading to single out a weather event ó such as a particularly hot day in 1898 ó as evidence...
  • Trump Has Options for Undoing Obamaís Climate Legacy

    11/25/2016 6:09:57 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | HENRY FOUNTAIN and ERICA GOODE
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has vowed to dismantle many of the signature policies put in place by the Obama administration to fight the effects of climate change. During the campaign, he threatened, among other things, to kill the Clean Power Plan, a set of rules to reduce emissions from power plants. He has also taken aim at new regulations to limit methane leaks from wells and pipelines. And members of his transition team have suggested that he may reduce or eliminate basic climate research at NASA or other agencies. If he follows through, most of these moves will be opposed...
  • Donald Trumpís Environmental Reset

    11/24/2016 8:19:28 PM PST · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 24, 2016 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Anti-Trump protests continue to swell across the country, but what best sums up the president-electís challenge was a Monday night tantrum barely noticed by the press. Climate activists in Washington, D.C., waited until dark, then beamed huge images onto the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency. Their demand? That Donald Trump pick someone other than Myron Ebell to lead the EPA.
  • Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on Ďpoliticized scienceí

    11/23/2016 9:06:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 303 replies
    The UK Guardian via MSN ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Oliver Milman, The UK Guardian
    Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on ďpoliticized scienceĒ, his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said. Nasaís Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space, with the president-elect having set a goal during the campaign to explore the entire solar system by the end of the century. Related: 2016 locked into being hottest year on record, Nasa says This would mean the elimination of Nasaís world-renowned research into temperature, ice, clouds and other climate...
  • Mainstream Media Falsely Spins Trumpís New York Times Climate Comments

    11/23/2016 1:30:25 PM PST · by gaggs · 15 replies
    The Mainstream Media's reporting of Trump's interview with the New York Times says in that meeting he changed his mind on climate change. And if you read the transcripts, he didn't. If you read the transcripts, he spoke like Trump always speaks. He didn't commit himself to anything, and some of his answers were innocuous. Trump actually cited ClimateGate, restated skepticism of ĎGlobal Warmingí.
  • Global Warming Scammers Now Propose Taxing Food

    11/23/2016 12:13:36 PM PST · by rhett october · 30 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 11-23-2016 | Rhett October
    If you buy into the notion that carbon dioxide, the food for plants that feed us and the animals we use for meat, is poison, then this notion from hysterical ďclimate researchersĒ in the United Kingdom might make sense. Read at
  • Media falsely spins Trumpís NYT climate comments (Of course false news)

    11/23/2016 7:22:48 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 11/23/2016 | Marc Morano
    The media spin on President Elect Donald J. Trumpís sit down with the New York Times on November 22, can only be described as dishonest. Trump appears to soften stance on climate change & Donald Trump backflips on climate change Ö The Ďfake newsí that Trump had somehow moderated or changed his ďglobal warmingĒ views was not supported by the full transcript of the meeting. Heartland Institute President Joe Bast had this to say about the full transcript of Trumpís meeting: ďThis is reassuring. The Left wants to drive wedges between Trump and his base by spinning anything he says...
  • Media falsely spins Trumpís NYT climate comments

    11/23/2016 7:23:01 AM PST · by vekzen · 12 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 11/23/2016 | marc morano
    The media spin on President Elect Donald J. Trumpís sit down with the New York Times on November 22, can only be described as dishonest. Trump appears to soften stance on climate change & Donald Trump backflips on climate change Ö The Ďfake newsí that Trump had somehow moderated or changed his ďglobal warmingĒ views was not supported by the full transcript of the meeting. Heartland Institute President Joe Bast had this to say about the full transcript of Trumpís meeting: ďThis is reassuring. The Left wants to drive wedges between Trump and his base by spinning anything he says...
  • Trump changes mind on waterboarding, global warming

    11/23/2016 7:11:09 AM PST · by rktman · 107 replies ^ | 11/23/2016 | Ed Straker
    Donald Trump, after stating that he was going to reinstate waterboarding "and worse" for terrorists, now says he is against waterboarding. He also says global warming, which he once said was a hoax created by the Chinese to make U.S. manufacturing uncompetitive, may be caused by man-made activities. Donald Trump seemed to acknowledge that humans contribute to climate change Tuesday in a meeting with New York Times reporters, moving closer to widely held scientific opinion but away from the Republican Party line. He is keeping an "open mind" when it comes to climate issues, he said. "I think there is...
  • Trump at NASA: Hasta la Vista Climate Fraud and Muslim OutreachÖ

    11/23/2016 7:07:00 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 11/23/2016 | James Delingpole
    NASAís top climate scientist Gavin Schmidt has warned President-Elect Donald Trump that the planet just wonít stand for having a fully-fledged climate denier in the White House. Good luck with that one, Gavin. Or ďToastĒ as weíll shortly be calling youÖ Schmidt, director of NASAís Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), told the Independent: ďThe point is simple: the climate is changing and you can try to deny it, you can appoint people who donít care about it into positions of power, but regardless nature has the last vote on this.Ē Unfortunately, Schmidt doesnít feel so strongly on the issue...
  • EPA Administrator: ĎGet on Boardí Climate Change Train or ĎBe Left Behindí

    11/22/2016 9:14:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 22, 2016 | 2:36 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday during a speech at the National Press Club that ďthe train to a global clean energy future has already left the stationĒ and that the U.S. can get on board and provide leadership or get left behind. ďScience tells us that there is no bigger threat to American progress and prosperity than the threat of global climate change, and if you take absolutely nothing else from my speech today, take this: the train to a global clean energy future has already left the station. So we have a choice: we can choose...
  • Int'l. Study: IPCC Doesnít Account for 1 Billion Tons of CO2 Absorbed AnnuallyÖ by Cement

    11/22/2016 8:59:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 11:37 AM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Cement, the ubiquitous material used to build roads, buildings and other infrastructure, absorbs about one billion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) annually, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience. But concrete carbonation is ďnot currently considered in emissions inventoriesĒ kept by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), according to the studyís co-authors, an international team of researchers led by Professor Dabo Guan of the U.K.ís University of East Anglia. The study found that cementís natural carbonation process not only offsets the fossil fuel emissions released during its production, it also ďrepresents a...
  • Global Warming: Trump Is Adult Supervision The Climate Kids Need

    11/22/2016 2:54:58 AM PST · by expat_panama · 6 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/21/2016 | KERRY JACKSON
    Outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says the Paris climate deal is unstoppable. That's nothing more than what he wants the world to think. It can be stopped in the U.S., and if that happens, it will be shut down. And who needs it anyway? The Earth is cooling. Moon and French President Francois Hollande, both horrified that American voters would choose a candidate who isn't squeezing political mileage out of the man-made global warming hysteria, announced a week after Donald Trump was elected that the 2015 Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions will not be rescinded....
  • Washington State Youth Sue Government Over Climate Change

    11/22/2016 7:10:36 PM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 22, 2016 | Phuong Le
    Eight children asked a Seattle judge Tuesday to find Washington state in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the harmful effects of climate change, part of a nationwide effort by young people to try to force action on global warming. The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, asked a state judge to step in and require the state Department of Ecology to come up with science-based numeric emissions reductions.
  • Trump On Man Made Global Warming

    11/22/2016 12:25:52 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 53 replies
    NYT's Reporter ^ | November 22, 2016
    Maggie Haberman ‚ÄŹ@maggieNYT 2h2 hours ago "Clean air is vitally important," Trump says about climate change. Says he is keeping "an open mind." Maggie Haberman ‚ÄŹ@maggieNYT 2h2 hours ago "I think there is some connectivity" between humans and climate change, Trump says.
  • Trump: ĎI have an open mindí on Paris climate pact

    11/22/2016 10:45:01 AM PST · by Kevin C · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/16 | TIMOTHY CAMA
    President-elect Donald Trump stepped back Tuesday from his pledge to quickly exit the Paris climate agreement, leaving significant room for staying in the pact. In a meeting with New York Times journalists at the newspaperís Manhattan headquarters, columnist Tom Friedman asked about Trumpís position on withdrawing from the climate pact, according to Times reporter Mike Grynbaum. ďIím looking at it very closely,Ē Grynbaum reported Trump as saying on Twitter. ďI have an open mind to it.Ē Trump also walked back on his previous position that climate change is a ďhoaxĒ perpetuated by the Chinese to threaten American manufacturing. ďI think...
  • Bjorn Lomborg: Trumpís climate plan might not be so bad after all

    11/22/2016 10:08:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/22/2016 | Bjorn Lomborg
    The election of Donald Trump and Republican majorities in both houses have terrified environmentalists and climate campaigners, who have declared that the next four years will be a ďdisaster.Ē Fear is understandable. We have much to learn about the new administrationís plans. But perhaps surprisingly, what little we know offers some cause for hope. It should not need to be restated in 2016 that climate change is real and mostly man-made. It is hard to know whether Trump will acknowledge this. He has called global warming a ďhoaxĒ perpetrated by the Chinese, but stated that this was a joke; he...
  • NOAA Temperature Adjustments Correlate Exactly with the Rise in CO2 - Big Surprise

    11/22/2016 8:17:11 AM PST · by fireman15 · 22 replies
    Real Climate ^ | November 21, 2016 | Tony Heller
    Thermometers show the US cooling since about 1920, but NOAA massively cools the past to create the appearance of a warming trend. These adjustments make a spectacular hockey stick of data tampering. When plotted against atmospheric CO2, the correlation is almost perfect. NOAA is tampering with the data exactly to match their theory.
  • Feds offer Thanksgiving tips to fight climate change

    11/21/2016 4:02:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    The federal government is worried that America is too stressed out to deal with Thanksgiving dinner safely so at least two departments have entered to help everybody live through the uniquely American holiday while also curbing global warming. "This week millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for mistakes that could cause foodborne illness," warned the Agriculture Department. As a result,...
  • EPA chief: Progress under Obama won't be undone by Trump

    11/21/2016 3:22:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 129 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó President-elect Donald Trump will not derail progress made in fighting climate change and creating clean-energy jobs, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency insisted on Monday in arguing "the inevitability of our clean energy future is bigger than any one person or nation." EPA chief Gina McCarthy said the world is "in a spectacularly different place today than we were when President (Barack) Obama took office," citing new environmental rules and actions to help create thousands of jobs in renewable energy such as wind and solar power.
  • No matter what you do a whale is gonna die

    11/21/2016 3:31:57 PM PST · by hugorand · 6 replies
    Great video that illustrates that no matter what you do (paper or plastic) a whale is gonna die.
  • Trump 'will use NASA climate change cash to fund Moon missions' as part of his bid to...

    11/21/2016 12:06:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/21/16 | Tom Leonard
    Trump 'will use Nasa climate change cash to fund Moon missions' as part of his bid to 'Make America Great Again' Donald Trump may use climate change research cash to blast astronauts back to the Moon as part of his mission to ĎMake America Great Againí. Members of the US space community believe Mr Trumpís presidential victory could lead to the resurrection of space agency Nasaís lunar programme, which has not put a man on the Moon since 1972. The huge cost of lunar missions has been the main reason for their demise, blocked either by presidents or Congress. However,...
  • A Raw Deal for Americans: The Way Out of the Paris Climate Agreement

    11/21/2016 6:51:20 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 11/21/2016 | Nicolas Loris and Steven Groves
    As climate negotiators work out the details of the Paris Agreement on global warming in Marrakech, Morocco, the question on everyoneís minds is: What will the Trump administration do? The president-elect has expressed skepticism about the Paris Agreement, and for good reason. American households and businesses will incur [1] higher energy costs and a weaker economy while seeing meaningful change in global temperatures. Here are three steps the new administration should take to unwind Paris: 1. Withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In 1992, United Nations member states attended the Conference on Environment and Development. More...
  • UK Researchers: Tax Food to Reduce Climate Change (Get Ready To Be Hungry)

    11/19/2016 2:48:40 PM PST · by blam · 72 replies
    WUWT ^ | 11-19-2016 | Eric Worrall
    Eric WorrallNovember 19, 2016 A group of researchers in Oxford University, England have suggested that imposing a massive tax on carbon intensive foods Ė specifically protein rich foods like meat and dairy Ė could help combat climate change. ď Pricing food according to its climate impacts could save half a million lives and one billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions Taxing greenhouse gas emissions from food production could save more emissions than are currently generated by global aviation, and lead to half a million fewer deaths from chronic diseases, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change. The...
  • The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends

    11/18/2016 8:16:52 AM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    WAPO ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Chris Mooney and Jason Samenow
    Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else ó the Arctic. Itís polar night there now ó the sun isnít rising in much of the Arctic. Thatís when the Arctic is supposed to get super-cold, when the sea ice that covers the vast Arctic Ocean is supposed to grow and thicken. But in fall of 2016 ó which has been a zany year for the region, with multiple records set for low levels of monthly sea ice ó something is...