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  • Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change

    03/31/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    NYT ^ | March 31, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday morning unveiled President Obama’s blueprint for cutting United States greenhouse gas pollution by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States side of an ambitious joint climate change pledge the president made in November in Beijing with the Chinese president Xi Jinping. In an effort to spur other countries to enact their own domestic climate change plans leading to the Paris accord, the leaders of...
  • VICIOUS CYCLE: Bennet Angers Wingnut Base, Panders to Win Them Back, Alienates Moderates ( CO )

    03/30/2015 10:27:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | March 30, 2015
    Already pegged by The Hill as one of the most vulnerable U.S. Senators facing re-election in 2016, and the only Democrat on that list now that Sen. Harry Reid has decided to retire, Michael Bennet is still scrambling to consolidate his base. With his polling numbers hovering just above the 50% mark among Democrats and Democrat activists actively protesting his fundraisers, we cannot blame him one bit. Bennet’s latest pander was an amendment he introduced last week that effectively declared climate change to be a national security issue. While this might mollify the environmental extremists who comprise a meaningful spot...
  • WaPo: Even the backstory on Kerry’s climate-change brag was a lie

    03/30/2015 8:22:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler uses a “Pinocchio” scale to assign a level of egregiousness to lies he uncovers, with four Pinocchios as the maximum … until now. Secretary of State John Kerry earned himself the full complement two weeks ago from Kessler for bragging about his management of the first global-warming hearing in the Senate, a hearing that he not only didn’t arrange but didn’t even attend. Kessler dug deeper on the tall tales emanating from the event, and found that one of the real organizers has been lying about what took place in the hearing in order to...
  • 'Supergoats' help Kenyan farmers adapt to climate change

    03/29/2015 11:12:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    mprnews.org ^ | March 29, 2015 | Natasha Gilbert
    Villagers in a rural district of Kenya are getting a helping hoof to adapt to climate change. A newly introduced breed of "supergoat" is cutting the number of months per year that villagers in the district of Nyando go hungry. Galla goats are tough, but loving. They tolerate heat and drought and have great teeth (which means they rarely need to be culled due to worn-down chompers). The goats also produce a lot of nutritious milk and mature more quickly than the old straggly looking breeds that the Nyando farmers are used to keeping. And the females are really good...
  • U.S. to submit plans to fight global warming; most others delay

    03/29/2015 8:22:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3/29/15 | Alister Doyle, Valerie Volcovici
    OSLO/WASHINGTON - The United States will submit plans for slowing global warming to the United Nations early this week but most governments will miss an informal March 31 deadline, complicating work on a global climate deal due in December. The U.S. submission, on Monday or Tuesday according to a White House official, adds to national strategies beyond 2020 already presented by the 28-nation European Union, Mexico, Switzerland and Norway. Together, they account for about a third of world greenhouse emissions. But other emitters such as China, India, Russia, Brazil, Canada and Australia say they are waiting until closer to a...
  • Six Flags to cut 18,000 trees to go solar

    03/27/2015 4:22:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    My Fox NY.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | AP
    JACKSON, N.J. (AP) - A theme park plans to cut down more than 18,000 trees for the construction of what it says will be the largest solar farm in New Jersey. Park President John Fitzgerald said in a statement that solar power will significantly reduce the park's reliance on fossil fuels.
  • Study: Climate change does not cause extreme winters

    03/28/2015 1:21:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | March 27, 2015 | By ANTHONY WATTS
    This comes from ETH Zurich: Cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winters are not a consequence of climate change. Scientists at ETH Zurich and the California Institute of Technology have shown that global warming actually tends to reduce temperature variability. Repeated cold snaps led to temperatures far below freezing across the eastern United States in the past two winters. Parts of the Niagara Falls froze, and ice floes formed on Lake Michigan. Such low temperatures had become rare in recent years. Pictures of icy, snow-covered cities made their way around the world,...
  • The Tip of the Climate Spending Iceberg

    03/28/2015 8:08:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Lockheed Martin, a recent Washington Post article notes, is getting into renewable energy, nuclear fusion, “sustainability” and even fish farming projects, to augment its reduced defense profits. The company plans to forge new ties with Defense Department and other Obama initiatives, based on a shared belief in manmade climate change as a critical security and planetary threat. It is charging ahead where other defense contractors have failed, confident that its expertise, lobbying skills and “socially responsible” commitment to preventing climate chaos will land it plentiful contracts and subsidies. As with its polar counterparts, 90% of the titanic climate funding iceberg...
  • Climate Refugees, Not Found [U.N. wrongly predicted 50 million climate refugees by 2010]

    04/20/2011 10:04:25 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | APRIL 21, 2011
    Discredited by reality, the U.N.'s prophecies go missing. In 2005, the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) published a color-coded map under the headline "Fifty million climate refugees by 2010." The primary source for the prediction was a 2005 paper by environmental scientist Norman Myers. Six years later, this flood of refugees is nowhere to be found, global average temperatures are about where they were when the prediction was made—and the U.N. has done a vanishing act of its own, wiping the inconvenient map from its servers. The map, which can still be found elsewhere on the Web, disappeared from the program's...
  • Kerry Warns US Ambassadors They Will Be Dealing With ‘Climate Refugees’ In Not-Too-Distant Future

    03/27/2015 4:35:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 59 replies
    CBS DC ^ | March 26, 2015 | CBSDC
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Secretary of State John Kerry warns U.S. ambassadors that they will be dealing with “climate refugees” in the not-too-distant future. Kerry told U.S. ambassadors at the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday about the threat climate change poses around the world. “There’ll be climate refugees that all of you will be coping with at some point, if not now, in the not-too-distant future,” Kerry said. “Ninety-seven percent of all the scientists for 20 years tell us unequivocally that this is happening and happening now, and humans are causing it, and we have a...
  • President Ted Cruz’s dystopian America: The scorched hellscape of a climate-denying White House

    03/27/2015 8:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Salon ^ | March 27, 2015 | Lindsay Abrams
    Welcome to the nation of Ted Cruz's dreams — and the planet's nightmares. Ted Cruz — adamantly, and against all logic — does not believe in climate change. It’s an untenable position to hold in 2015, when the world’s scientists are more certain than ever that global warming is happening and that we’re causing it; when large portions of the country are already suffering the impacts of a changing climate; and when there’s an urgent need for immediate and drastic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s also just hard to imagine a scenario in which a candidate who is...
  • Here’s Something For The “Ted Cruz Is Stupid And Crazy” Crowd

    03/26/2015 7:52:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | March 26, 2015 | Scott McKay
    He sat for an interview with the left-leaning Texas Tribune earlier this week, and was lectured about how out of touch he is with the younger voters he’d like to energize in his campaign because his policy positions on weed, gay marriage and global warming don’t sufficiently pander to the preferences of a large number of them (one surmises Cruz is most out of touch with the most low-information and low-engagement young voters and not so much with the ones most likely to vote or volunteer for a presidential campaign. And Cruz’ eyes lit up, as if to say “Oh?...
  • The left continuing to attack Ted Cruz

    03/26/2015 6:27:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor ^ | March 26, 2015 | Bill O'Reilly
    (BEGIN-VIDEO-CLIP) BEHAR: The bottom line with this guy is he is a climate change denier. We cannot have a president of the United States who is a climate change denier. WHOOPI GOLDBERG, TV HOST: He's a gay people denier. He's a woman's right to choose denier. He denies everything. Listen, I'm sorry and I am going to take pot shots at him because, you know, he may not have been at the charge, but he didn't stop the charge. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Fair enough. (END-VIDEO-CLIP) O'REILLY: It's not fair enough. A climate change denier. It is foolish and unfair, foolish and...
  • House Dem Warns Climate Change Will Force Millions Of Poor Women To Engage In ‘Transactional Sex’

    03/26/2015 4:12:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 3/26/15
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., proposed a resolution Wednesday that warns climate change and ensuing natural disasters will force millions of vulnerable and poverty-stricken women to engage in “transactional sex” in order to provide their families with adequate food and water. Lee’s House Concurrent Resolution 29 says that food and water scarcity will be exacerbated by the effects of climate change, forcing increased “conflict and instability” that will particularly affect the strain on women farmers “who are estimated to produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in most developing countries.” “[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic...
  • Ted Cruz SCHOOLS journalist on CLIMATE CHANGE

    03/26/2015 1:57:51 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 03-26-2015
    Man I love this guy. Ted Cruz completely schooled a journalist who asked him about Climate Change in his Texas Tribune interview, a journalist who was clearly sympathetic to the cause. It was awesome to see.
  • Ted Cruz’s claim that there has been ‘zero’ global warming in 17 years

    03/26/2015 10:01:56 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2015 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    “Many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up. In particular, satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years, there’s been zero warming.” –Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex,), “Late Night with Seth Meyers” interview, March 17, 2015 “The last 15 years, there has been no recorded warming. Contrary to all the theories that – that they are expounding, there should have been warming over the last 15 years. It hasn’t happened.” –Cruz, CNN interview released Feb. 20, 2014 Cruz has been taking some heat — pun intended — lately over his global...
  • Japan uses climate cash for coal plants in India, Bangladesh

    03/26/2015 5:27:15 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    AP via UT San Diego ^ | MARCH 25, 2015 | KARL RITTER and AIJAZ RAHI
    Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found. The AP reported in December that Japan had counted $1 billion in loans for coal plants in Indonesia as climate finance, angering critics who say such financing should be going to clean energy like solar and wind power. Japanese officials now say they are also counting $630 million in loans for coal plants in Kudgi, India, and Matarbari, Bangladesh, as climate finance. The Kudgi project has...
  • Climate Science Doubts: Not Because of Payment, but Because the Science Is Bad

    03/25/2015 7:53:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/25/2015 | Dr. Christopher Essex
    Members of the Scientific Council of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) recently criticized the Royal Society’s positions on climate. Their clear, authoritative scientific objections to the Royal Society’s positions reveal the weak scientific foundation on which the great climate fervor has been based. The public must either become conversant enough to grasp this or step back and get out of the way of those who have. Scientists don’t need to be paid to oppose the ideas of climate orthodoxy, because those ideas are just so damn bad.
  • Score a Victory for Cruz over Brown In Most Recent Climate Change Scuffle

    03/25/2015 3:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | March 25, 2015 | Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger, Cato Institute
    On Sunday, in anticipation of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) announcement that he intends to run for president, California governor Jerry Brown (D), declared to NBC’s Meet the Press Cruz was “absolutely unfit to be running for office.” Why? Because of Cruz’s stance on climate change—some of which Cruz laid out on late night TV last week. But comparing Cruz’s comments on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Brown’s remarks on Meet the Press, it is pretty clear that it is Gov. Brown who needs to spend more time familiarizing himself with the scientific literature on climate change and especially its...
  • Gallup: Environmental worries losing steam -- Global warming least of all concerns for Americans

    03/25/2015 1:56:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>Americans’ concern about several major environmental threats has eased after increasing last year. As in the past, Americans express the greatest worry about pollution of drinking water, and the least about global warming or climate change.</p> <p>Despite ups and downs from year to year in the percentage worried about the various issues, the rank order of the environmental problems has remained fairly consistent over the decades. Americans express greater concern over more proximate threats — including pollution of drinking water, as well as pollution of rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and air pollution — than they do about longer-term threats such as global warming, the loss of rain forests, and plant and animal extinction.</p>
  • NYT Reporter: Quoting Global Warming Skeptics Perpetuates ‘A Lie’

    03/25/2015 11:15:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25/15 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    A New York Times environmental reporter told Columbia University journalism students that presenting balance in an article about global warming is tantamount to perpetuating a lie. “It is a lie to say that global warming poses no danger,” New York Times reporter Justin Gillis told students after a screening of the movie “Merchants of Doubt,” reports The Federalist. “Journalists care about the truth—that’s my only care in life, to find the truth,” Gillis said. “To act as if the evidence is half and half is to tell a lie. I refuse to perpetuate that lie.” “This is much like the...
  • Loyola-Chicago climate conference discusses 'nuts and bolts' of fossil fuel divestment

    03/25/2015 10:16:57 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 3-25-2015 | James Hug
    The second day of the three-day Loyola University Chicago Climate Change Conference began with a panel discussion on divestment from fossil fuels. The Friday morning panel, titled “The Risks, Nuts, and Bolts of Divestment,” was chaired by Bruce Boyd, principal and senior managing director of Arabella Advisors, a company that works with foundations to improve planetary health and is now measuring global commitment to divestment from fossil fuels and reinvestment in alternative, clean energy sources.  In his opening remarks, Boyd noted that divestments are currently at $50 billion and are expected to reach $150 billion by the start of the...
  • Climate Denial is Immoral, Says Head of US Episcopal Church

    03/24/2015 4:13:09 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 24, 2015 22:29 GMT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The highest ranking woman in the Anglican communion has said climate denial is a “blind” and immoral position which rejects God’s gift of knowledge. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church and one of the most powerful women in Christianity, said that climate change was a moral imperative akin to that of the civil rights movement. She said it was already a threat to the livelihoods and survival of people in the developing world.
  • Atlantic Circulation Slowdown Could Have Major Impacts On Ocean Ecosystems, Weather Systems

    03/24/2015 11:12:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    HNGN.com ^ | 03/24/2015 | Rebekah Marcarelli
    The slowdown of major Atlantic currents could lead to irreversible effects on Earth. A graph of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. (Photo : Stefan Rahmstorf/PIK) New research suggests the observed slowdown in major Atlantic Ocean currents is linked to the Greenland ice sheet's accelerated melting. The rapid melting of the ice sheet is believed to be a result of man-made global warming, and its impacts could have a major impact on marine ecosystems, sea levels, and weather systems across Europe and the United States, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) reported. "It is conspicuous that one specific area...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson slams GOP climate deniers: “I thought as a nation we were above this”

    03/24/2015 12:19:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    Salon ^ | March 24, 2015 | Lindsay Abrams
    Popular astrophysicist and anointed spokesperson for science Neil deGrasse Tyson is not impressed by the recent antics of Republican leaders, from Sen. Ted Cruz’s directive that NASA stop focusing on Earth to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s reported ban on the term “climate change.” “I don’t know if our country has any precedent for emergent scientific truths to be debated on political grounds,” he said during a live appearance in Sarasota, Florida, referring to the aforementioned censorship. “I’m astonished by that. Astonished and disappointed. I thought as a nation we were above this.” Tyson, who is the director of the Hayden...
  • ‘Hip-hop’ caucus tries to excite blacks on climate change

    03/21/2014 10:51:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    “Now, I love the Redwoods and vacation there and think they're a jewel of our nation, but we've got to expand the idea of who are the environmentalists,” Ellison added. The African-American community is disproportionately affected by climate change because more black people live in urban areas that face the greatest exposure to air and water pollution, said Ellison, who was joined by Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.). The two lawmakers, both members of the Congressional Black Caucus, plan to encourage young African-Americans to take a greater interest in fighting climate change as part of a six-college tour organized by the...
  • Science Museums Urged to Cut Ties With Kochs

    03/24/2015 2:12:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | JOHN SCHWARTZ
    Dozens of climate scientists and environmental groups are calling for museums of science and natural history to “cut all ties” with fossil fuel companies and philanthropists like the Koch brothers. A letter released on Tuesday asserts that such money is tainted by these donors’ efforts to deny the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change. “When some of the biggest contributors to climate change and funders of misinformation on climate science sponsor exhibitions in museums of science and natural history, they undermine public confidence in the validity of the institutions responsible for transmitting scientific knowledge,” the letter states. “This corporate philanthropy...
  • All the Wars and Coups of President Ted Cruz

    03/23/2015 11:10:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Los Angeles City Watch ^ | March 24, 2015 | Professor Juan Cole, University of Michigan
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz, one of three Cuban-Americans in the Senate, is throwing his hat into the ring for the 2016 presidential race today. Cruz has made a career out of slamming President Obama for being weak and presiding over the collapse of countries like Yemen (as though Cruz could have done anything about that if he had been president). I figure if you total them all up, Cruz has called for six or seven strong US interventions abroad, whether in the form of invasions, air strikes, or covert coups d’etat. It is hard to tell exactly, since he doesn’t...
  • Democrats delighted by Ted Cruz’s statements on climate change

    03/23/2015 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    sfgate ^ | March 23, 2015 | By Carla Marinucci
    The war of words over climate change is getting blisteringly hot between Gov. Jerry Brown and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, with the Republican presidential candidate blithely dismissing the Democratic governor as one of those “global warming alarmists” who relies on ridicule and insult. A Brown campaign strategist shot back Monday that the “factually irrational” Cruz is apparently now determined to “stand out from a pack of troglodytes in the GOP race for the White House.” The public slap down — and the dis of Brown — came as Cruz formally announced his run for the White House at Liberty University...
  • FEMA to deny funds to warming deniers

    03/23/2015 12:25:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 03/23/2015 | Katherine Bagley, INSIDECLIMATE NEWS
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster-preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard-mitigation plans that address climate change. This may put several Republican governors who maintain that the Earth isn't warming due to human activities, or prefer to take no action, in a political bind. Their position may block their states' access to hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA funds. In the last five years, the agency has awarded an average $1 billion a year in grants to states and...
  • Brown: Cruz is 'absolutely unfit' for office [Gov. Moonbeam, because "climate change"]

    03/22/2015 6:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Sen. Ted Cruz has "rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office" -- let alone president -- by insisting that humans aren't to blame for global warming, California Gov. Jerry Brown says. Brown, a Democrat, took aim at Cruz during a Sunday appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," the day before Cruz is expected to announce his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a speech at Liberty University in Virginia. He blasted Cruz's comment during a late-night television appearance that climate change "alarmists" have a problem. "The science doesn't back them up," Cruz had said on NBC's...
  • Pharrell Williams: “Happiness Is Your Birthright”

    03/22/2015 4:30:32 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 56 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 3/22/15 | David Webb
    Pharrell Williams spoke to the UN General Assembly on International Day of Happiness according to the Daily Mail. At least, that is what the headline of the article is supposed to make you think.
  • Feds To Block FEMA Funds For States That Deny Man-Made Global Warming

    03/21/2015 5:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Downtrend ^ | March 20, 2015 | Brian Anderson
    Well, there’s one way to ensure that everyone buys into the man-made global warming hoax: extortion. Starting next year the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will stop funds from going to states that refuse to believe that humans are causing climate change. This news comes straight from the leftist eco-nuts at Inside Climate News, so you can be assured that it isn’t a “paranoid” conservative interpretation of an innocuous FEMA regulation: The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster preparedness funds only for states...
  • Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic [Human Emissions Saved Planet]

    03/20/2015 8:46:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    heartland.org ^ | March 20, 2015 | Patrick Moore
    Editor’s Note: Patrick Moore, Ph.D., has been a leader in international environmentalism for more than 40 years. He cofounded Greenpeace... Human Emissions Saved Planet Over the past 150 million years, carbon dioxide had been drawn down steadily (by plants) from about 3,000 parts per million to about 280 parts per million before the Industrial Revolution. If this trend continued, the carbon dioxide level would have become too low to support life on Earth. Human fossil fuel use and clearing land for crops have boosted carbon dioxide from its lowest level in the history of the Earth back to 400 parts...
  • By Hook and By Crook, You Are Going to Pay for Climate Change

    03/20/2015 4:59:45 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The war on coal is real and so is the war on our free market-based way of life. “Science has become the new stepchild of politics.”—Michael Savage It’s the first day of spring and we are having snow again. Not much, a couple of inches, just enough to prove that March always goes out like a lion. Undeterred, global progressives, intent on sending us into the stone age of technology, are forcing their agenda of redistributive taxation of man-made global warming/climate change on everyone. But that’s not all. According to Dr. Klaus Kaiser, Central Europe experienced a Mother Nature event—a...
  • Fascist Al Gore Wants to ‘Punish’ Climate Change Deniers

    03/20/2015 2:41:01 PM PDT · by TBP · 41 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | March 17, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    Everywhere we turn the Democrats are sounding more like Benito Mussolini every day. They’ve become the fascist party. Fascism is a system of government where the party in power forcibly suppresses opposition and criticism. We’re seeing over the issue of same-sex sexuality, ‘gay rights,’ homosexuality, whatever you want to call it. Any opposition will be shut down, fined, and put out of business. The call for toleration is the foot in the door to political, economic, and social repression, and once the objective has been achieved, toleration discarded. The ideological door is now shut. No more debates, and you will...
  • Ferry trapped in ice off Nova Scotia since Wednesday with 40 aboard

    03/20/2015 10:53:07 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    Banger Daily News ^ | March 20, 2015 | CBC News
    Forty passengers are still stuck aboard the MV Blue Puttees in the ice off Cape Breton. The Marine Atlantic ferry, which connects Nova Scotia to Newfoundland, has been there since Wednesday afternoon. The Louis S. St-Laurent — the largest icebreaker in the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet — has been trying to remove the vessel but so far hasn’t had any luck. “The ice is so pressurized and thick right now in that area they are unable to get through the ice as well. ...” Marine Atlantic spokesperson Darrell Mercer said. “This year, [ice] moved in early to mid-February, and it...
  • Bring Back Our Tornadoes!

    03/19/2015 5:59:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    drroyspencer.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
    One of the many tragic consequences of human-caused climate change is the nearly unprecedented lack of tornadoes during the first half of March. According to Greg Forbes, severe weather weenie at The Weather Channel, the only other year when this happened was 1969. Clearly, this is just one more example of how we are destroying the climate system.
  • McConnell Urges States to Help Thwart Obama’s ‘War on Coal’

    03/19/2015 7:46:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    nytimes ^ | March 19, 2015 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has begun an aggressive campaign to block President Obama’s climate change agenda in statehouses and courtrooms across the country, arenas far beyond Mr. McConnell’s official reach and authority. The campaign of Mr. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is aimed at stopping a set of Environmental Protection Agency regulations requiring states to reduce carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Once enacted, the rules could shutter hundreds of coal-fired plants in what Mr. Obama has promoted as a transformation of the nation’s energy economy away from fossil...
  • California Announces $1 Billion Emergency Drought Relief Package

    03/19/2015 5:03:53 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    TIME ^ | March 19, 2015 | by Kate Pickert
    As if Californians needed another reminder that their state is dangerously hot and dry, they got it on March 15 when more than 30 runners at the Los Angeles marathon were hospitalized due to record high temperatures. The late winter heat wave — the mercury climbed above 90 in the city and surrounding areas — offered stark notice that, four years into a severe drought, the Golden State remains desperately parched with little relief in sight. “This is a struggle,” Brown reportedly said during a press conference announcing the package. “Something we’re going to have to live with. For how...
  • Obama Orders Cuts in Federal Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    03/19/2015 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 40 replies
    NYT ^ | March 19, 2015 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — President Obama signed an executive order on Thursday to set new goals for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of federal agencies, his latest use of his executive authority to address the root causes of climate change and press private companies and foreign governments to follow suit. Mr. Obama’s directive orders federal agencies over the next decade to cut their emissions by an average of 40 percent compared with their levels when he won office in 2008, and to increase their use of electricity from renewable sources by 30 percent. The goals are in line with a commitment that...
  • Phil Robertson and Bill Maher Should Be Imprisoned for 'Hate Speech,' Human Rights Activist Says

    03/19/2015 3:31:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | March 19, 2015 | Napp Nazworth
    A human rights activist and writer is dismayed that there are no laws that allow the imprisonment of those who state certain offensive positions, such as Bill Maher and Phil Robertson. If the United States were a "civilized country" like those in Europe, Tanya Cohen wrote for Thought Catalog, then Robertson, a reality show star on A&E's "Duck Dynasty," "would have been taken before a government Human Rights Tribunal or Human Rights Commission and given a fine or prison sentence for the hateful and bigoted comments that he made about LGBT people." Among the types of speech that should be...
  • National Geographic claims creationists are at war with science

    03/19/2015 7:32:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 60 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | March 19, 2015 | Lita Cosner and Keaton Halley
    National Geographic claims creationists are at war with science by Lita Cosner and Keaton Halley Published: 19 March 2015 (GMT+10) National Geographic (NG) is a respected popular science magazine with millions of subscribers. So it is unfortunate when they use that platform to promote anti-creation propaganda under the guise of science. The cover of the March 2015 issue is “The War on Science”, and the featured article by science writer Joel Achenbach, “The age of disbelief”, intends to explain why so many people doubt the scientific establishment on a range of issues—from global warming to vaccines to the Apollo moon...
  • Study raises concerns over big, rapidly thinning Antarctic glacier

    03/18/2015 9:40:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | March 18, 2015 | Jethro Mullen
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Scientists have raised concerns about a large, rapidly thinning glacier in Antarctica, warning it could contribute significantly to rising sea levels. They say they've discovered two openings that could channel warm seawater to the base of the huge Totten Glacier and bring the threat of potentially disastrous melting. The glacier is bigger and thinning faster than all the others in East Antarctica. It contains enough ice to raise the global sea level by at least 11 feet (3.4 meters), according to researchers from the University of Texas at Austin who were among the authors of a new study published...
  • THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816 IN MAINE

    03/18/2015 2:42:50 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 30 replies
    http://www.milbridgehistoricalsociety.org/ ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Lee-Lee Schlegel
    THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816, IN MAINE By Lee-Lee Schlegel MONTHS THAT SHOULD BE SUMMER’S PRIME SLEET AND SNOW AND FROST AND RIME AIR SO COLD YOU SEE YOUR BREATH EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FROZE TO DEATH (An old rhyme) -------------------------------------------------------------1771 REUBEN WHITTEN 1847 SON OF A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER, A PIONEER OF THIS TOWN, COLD SEASON OF 1816 RAISED 40 BUSHELS OF WHEAT ON THIS LAND WHITCH KEPT HIS FAMILY AND NEIGHBOURS FROM STARVATION ( Tombstone in an Ashland, N.H. cemetery) Imagine! It’s June. Or July. Or perhaps August in Down East Maine. In Milbridge. That’s easy enough to do,...
  • Obama’s Law School Professor: EPA Is ‘Burning The Constitution’

    03/17/2015 10:01:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/17/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    resident Obama has found himself at odds with his old law school mentor over the Environmental Protection Agency. Laurence Tribe, a liberal constitutional scholar at Harvard University, told House lawmakers that EPA carbon dioxide regulations are tearing the Constitution apart. “EPA possesses only the authority granted to it by Congress,” Tribe told lawmakers in a hearing Tuesday. “Its gambit here raises serious questions under the separation of powers… because EPA is attempting to exercise lawmaking power that belongs to Congress and judicial power that belongs to the federal courts.” “Burning the Constitution should not become part of our national energy...
  • On “The Paradox Of Abundance”

    03/17/2015 1:32:27 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 3/17/15 | James V. Schall, S.J.
    On February 13, L’Osservatore Romano (English edition) printed a full-page text of Pope Francis’ message to the Milan “Expo of Ideas.” Its theme was: “Nourish the Planet, Energy for Life.” Pope Bergoglio brought up again his now familiar suggestions about how to handle poverty and hunger. Pope Francis recalled his address to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO, November 20, 2014). There, he linked together “the production, accessibility, and availability of foodstuffs, climate change, and agricultural trade.” Our “first concern,” however, “must be the individual person, who lacks daily nourishment, who has given up thinking about life . . .and...
  • Proposed science standards causing stir in South Dakota

    03/17/2015 12:56:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Aberdeen News ^ | March 17, 2015 | Bob Mercer American News Correspondent
    SIOUX FALLS — Proposed standards for science education in South Dakota’s public schools became the latest Monday to receive criticism from some parents whose values are at odds with the direction of the state Department of Education. The state Board of Education held a public hearing that was split between science professionals who strongly support the new standards and opposing parents who disbelieve climate change and evolution. State law requires the board to hold four public hearings on changes in school standards. The board will reach its decision on the science proposal after the fourth hearing set for May 18...
  • Climate debate turns nasty

    03/15/2015 8:31:03 AM PDT · by Signalman · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/14/2015 | Timothy Carna
    The debate over climate science has taken a nasty turn. Vice President Biden painted skeptics of climate change as stupid in a recent interview. "I Ihink it’s close to mindless,” he said of skeptics on the HBO program “Vice.” “I think it’s like, you know, almost like denying gravity now.” This is a stunning development, that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, who should know more than anybody else in the world, who’s proposing hundreds of billions of dollars in costs to prevent this climate and temperature increases, doesn’t know whether their projections have been right or wrong,” Sessions...
  • Gov. Scott Walker CPAC 2015 with 7 year-old Aaron Stark (on climate change)

    03/16/2015 1:14:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Clean Energy Now ^ | March 16, 2015
    Aaron Stark, (7, in the second grade at Haycock Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia) asks Governor Scott walker some questions about climate change at the 2015 CPAC convention. -----:35 VideoLittle boy walks up to ask Gov. Walker a question. Gov. Scott Walker leans down to listen. Aaron: "If you were president, what would you do about climate change?" Walker: "What would I do about that? Well you know I was a boy scout, and always thought maybe campsites should be cleaner when we leave than when we found it, so I'd try to work with people that care about...