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  • Solar Modules Cause More Greenhouse Gas Emissions Than Modern Coal Power Plants! (WTF)

    08/04/2015 8:32:39 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 32 replies
    NotrickZone ^ | 3/25/3014 | P Gosselin
    It turns out that because of the emissions of extraordinarily potent greenhouse gases NF3 and SF6 and energy during the manufacture of solar modules, solar energy ends up being worse for the climate than burning coal (assuming the global warming hypothesis is valid). A Swiss engineer has made a thorough analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the manufacture, transport and operation of solar panels. His conclusion: Ferrucio Ferroni writes here how China is the number 1 manufacturer of solar panels globally and that the production of solar panels there requires immense amounts of electricity, which in China is...
  • Obama's New EPA Rules: A Green Assault On Red States

    08/04/2015 7:08:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 08/04/2015
    When candidate Barack Obama boasted back in 2008 that his radical climate change policies would "bankrupt" coal-fired power plants, he was for once telling the wretched truth. On Monday Mr. Obama accelerated the timetable in his war on coal, with new EPA regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 32% below 2005 levels by 2030. The White House openly admits that the goal is to use much less coal and force utilities to consume far costlier and less reliable "renewable" electric power. Whether these feel-good regulations imposed on America's domestic industries will impact global carbon emissions and climate...
  • The thermostat in your office may be sexist

    08/04/2015 3:09:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Science ^ | 8/3/15 | Hanae Armitage
    If you’re constantly bundling up against your office building’s air conditioning, blame Povl Ole Fanger. In the 1960s, this Danish scientist developed a model, still used in many office buildings around the world, which predicts comfortable indoor temperatures for the average worker. The problem? The average office worker in the 1960s was a 40-year-old man sporting a three-piece suit. But fear not, those for whom the “work sweater” has become a mandatory addition to office attire: Researchers say they have built a better model.The biggest problem with Fanger’s approach—which assumes a 21°C (70° Fahrenheit) office would be the most comfortable—is...
  • Ted Cruz expresses 'full out denial' of global warming during forum

    08/03/2015 2:23:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 2, 2015 | Ben Jacobs, Washington
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has stated that he doesn’t believe in the science behind global warming. In a forum hosted by Freedom Partners on Sunday evening, a key cog in the political network of the Koch Brothers, the Texas senator stated that “the data and facts don’t support” that global warming is occurring. The moderator of the forum described Cruz’s stance as “full out denial”. The Texas senator did not disagree with that characterisation. Cruz has previously compared those who believe in global warming to “flat-Earthers.” Cruz also criticised the new regulations, set to be unveiled by the Obama...
  • EPA Rule May Threaten Jobs, Economy

    08/03/2015 10:13:38 AM PDT · by Rio · 16 replies
    Product Design and Development ^ | 08/03/2015 | Melissa Fassbender
    Today, the EPA is expected to finalize its regulation of carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. An EPA administrator will sign the rule later today. In light of this change, the Electric Reliability Coordinating Council (ERCC), a group of energy companies working on common sense energy and environmental policy, has prepared a document answering ten questions about the final EPA carbon rule. The report, published July 31, follows the council’s previous report: The EPA’s Clean Power Plan: A Clear Threat to Electric Reliability, which cites the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) findings that the rule would add “strains” to...
  • Another coal giant files for bankruptcy

    08/03/2015 9:30:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 8/3/2015 | Akin Oyedele
    Alpha Natural Resources has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. On Monday, a statement from the company said: "The Board of Directors of Alpha Natural Resources authorized the filing of the Chapter 11 cases to enhance the company's future as it weathers a historically challenged coal market." "The relief provided by Chapter 11 will allow the company to reorganize and emerge as a financially viable business that is better positioned to compete in dynamic energy markets." Bloomberg reported last Thursday the company had been planning to file today. The coal industry is in turmoil. Demand for natural gas is surging, and...
  • Obama poised to unveil major climate change plan [Poised to stamp out coal once and for all]

    08/03/2015 7:28:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington (AFP) - With one eye on his legacy, US President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" in the fight against climate change. The White House will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan, a set of environmental rules and regulations that will home in on pollution from the nation's power plants, setting limits on power-plant carbon emissions for the first time. Plants will have to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, in an ambitious drive which will boost the renewable-energy sector...
  • Obama to Unveil 'Biggest Step Ever' in Climate Fight

    08/02/2015 6:26:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Discovery News ^ | August 2, 2015
    Part of President Obama's new plan is to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 32 percent by 2030. President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken” to fight climate change, a sensitive issue central to his legacy. The White House will release the final version of America’s Clean Power Plan, a set of environmental rules and regulations that will home in on the pollution from the nation’s power plants, setting limits on power-plant carbon emissions. Laying out how climate change was a threat to the health, well being and security...
  • NEWS ALERT: Obama set to announce steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

    08/02/2015 6:52:24 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 43 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 8-2-2015
    President Barack Obama will impose steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants across the country than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming. The Obama administration is expected to finalize the RULE at a White House event on Monday, a year after proposing UNPRECEDENTED carbon dioxide limits. Obama, in a video posted on Facebook, said the limits were backed up by decades of data and facts showing that without tough action, the world will face more extreme weather and escalating...
  • EPA Scrambles To Save Its Global Warming Rule From Defeat

    07/31/2015 1:33:47 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2015 17:16 UTC | Michael Bastasch
    The EPA may be making some major changes to its carbon dioxide emissions regulatory scheme, the details of which have been leaked to the media just days ahead of its expected release date. The EPA will be getting rid of its energy efficiency building block of its Clean Power Plan over legal concerns the agency was overstepping its bounds by controlling how efficiently people used their electricity, reports The Wall Street Journal. The Journal also reported the Clean Power Plan will encourage nuclear power production. An EPA spokeswoman would not confirm the reported changes to the rule as it has...
  • Jeb Bush says human activity contributes to climate change, calls for GOP to 'embrace science'

    07/30/2015 3:00:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 88 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 7/30/15 | SCOTT SUTTON
    GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush says that he believes human activity is contributing to climate change, and that the U.S. is obligated to do something about it. “The climate is changing; I don’t think anybody can argue it’s not. Human activity has contributed to it. I think we have a responsibility to adapt to what the possibilities are without destroying our economy, without hollowing out our industrial core,” Bush said in an interview with Bloomberg BNA published Thursday.
  • New Ice Age Is Coming, By 2030, Says Analysis

    07/30/2015 6:22:04 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 47 replies
    science20.com ^ | 7/17/2015 | Staff
    The arrival of intense cold similar to what some call the "Little Ice Age" of the late 17th century and early 18th century, is expected in the years 2030 to 2040, according to a presentation during the National Astronomy Meeting in Wales. * * * * * Several studies have shown that the Maunder Minimum coincided with the coldest phase of global cooling, which was called "the Little Ice Age". During this period there were very cold winters in Europe and North America. In the days of the Maunder minimum the water in the river Thames and the Danube River...
  • Single-family housing is an ecological disaster and Seattle’s mayor was right then, wrong now

    07/29/2015 8:55:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jake Ellison
    Neighborhoods built around single-family housing are ecologically unsustainable in a world increasingly challenged by climate change.
  • Nobel Laureate Smashes the Global Warming Hoax

    07/29/2015 5:56:54 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 12, 2015 | Ivar Giaever
    Physicist argues against Anthropogenic Global Warming and say Obama is wrong.
  • Greenpeace Activists Hang from Bridge to Block Shell Icebreaker

    07/29/2015 3:06:04 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 81 replies
    gCaptain ^ | July 29, 2015 | Mike Schuler
    A group of twenty six Greenpeace activists have suspended themselves from a bridge in Portland, Oregon in an effort to stop Shell icebreaker from heading back to Alaska where it is needed for the company’s arctic drilling operations.
  • Prince Charles extends climate doomsday deadline by 33 years

    07/28/2015 9:26:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Prince Charles is warning that there are only 35 years left to save the planet from climate disaster, which represents a 33-year extension of his previous deadline. In March 2009, the heir to the British throne predicted that the world had 100 months “before we risk catastrophic climate change,” as pointed out by Climate Depot’s Marc Morano. “Prince Charles gives world reprieve: Extends ‘100-Month’ climate ‘tipping point’ to 35 more years,” says the Tuesday headline on the Climate Depot website. The British blog Not A Lot of People Know That announced in a July 19 post, “Charlie Gives Us a...
  • Your Green Car Could Cause Black Rain in China

    07/28/2015 9:27:51 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 8 replies
    National Observer ^ | July 28, 2015 15:12 GMT | Charles Mandel
    You may have a "green" car, but it could be causing black rain in China from the graphite mined and used in its lithium ion battery. Two academics at Toronto's York University, Carla Lipsig-Mumme and Caleb Goods, applaud many of the new advances in green technology in recent years, but at the same time warn that those very technologies may come with a host of environmental issues. The pair issue a caution about “superindustrialization” in which the answer to climate change is a matter of “technological adjustment.” In an article recently published in The Conversation and picked up by the...
  • UVM study: Washington DC Sinking Into Sea

    07/28/2015 8:57:40 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 59 replies
    University of Vermont ^ | July 28, 2015 20:42 GMT | Joshua E. Brown
    New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century—adding to the problems of sea-level rise. This falling land will exacerbate the flooding that the nation’s capital faces from rising ocean waters due to a warming climate and melting ice sheets—accelerating the threat to the region’s monuments, roads, wildlife refuges, and military installations. For sixty years, tide gauges have shown that sea level in the Chesapeake is rising at twice the global average rate and faster than elsewhere on the East...
  • Mind-blowing Temperature Fraud at NOAA

    07/28/2015 7:12:54 AM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 34 replies
    StevenGoddardWordpress.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Steve Goddard
    The measured US temperature data from USHCN shows that the US is on a long-term cooling trend. But the reported temperatures from NOAA show a strong warming trend....
  • EPA Chief: Climate Change Is Fact Because Bad Weather Leads the News

    07/28/2015 8:01:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said there is no need to continue debating the science behind climate change. “I can remember a day when the weather report was in the middle of the domestic and international news and took about a minute and a half. It wasn’t the news. When you go on the news today the first thing you’ll hear about is the weather. So there is a dramatic difference in the way people perceive the ability of the climate to impact their lives because they’re feeling it today,” McCarthy said during an event sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor....
  • Hillary Clinton's Clean Energy Plan Is A Farce

    07/28/2015 5:15:36 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/27/2015 | Staff
    Power: In her latest campaign video on renewable energy, Hillary Clinton mocks Republican candidates for not facing the "reality" of global warming and the need to fight it. But it's her own energy plan that defies reality.
  • Hillary Clinton Calls Out GOP Climate Change Deniers in New 'Stand With Reality' Video

    07/27/2015 3:51:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    KMBZ-FM / ABC News ^ | July 26, 2015
    ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Hillary Clinton Sunday attacked the Republican presidential contenders who deny "the settled science of climate change" and laid out two renewable power goals in a new video that outlines part of her plan to tackle global warming. "It's hard to believe there are people running for president who still refuse to accept the settled science of climate change, who would rather remind us they're not scientists than listen to those who are," Clinton narrates over a graphic that shows quotes from Republican presidential candidates, including Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump. "You don't have to be...
  • The Coming (And Hilarious) Democrat Implosion

    07/27/2015 1:51:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Republicans fear a repeat of 1992, with a squishy Bush at the head of the ticket watching helplessly as some populist businessman/novelty act hands the election to a Clinton. But Democrats should fear the far more likely repeat of 1968. Ah, the 1968 convention … just thinking of it brings a smile to the face of every normal American. Let’s start with hordes of Chicago cops kicking the psychedelia out of dirty hippies. Footage of all-American flatfoots clocking VC-flag waving pinkos with nightsticks is more erotic than a hundred “Fifty Shades” books. Just thinking about it makes me want to...
  • The Climate Wars’ Damage to Science

    07/27/2015 6:06:28 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 29 replies
    Quadrant Online ^ | June 2015 | Matt Ridley
    The Climate Wars’ Damage to Science For much of my life I have been a science writer. That means I eavesdrop on what’s going on in laboratories so I can tell interesting stories. It’s analogous to the way art critics write about art, but with a difference: we “science critics” rarely criticise. If we think a scientific paper is dumb, we just ignore it. There’s too much good stuff coming out of science to waste time knocking the bad stuff.Sure, we occasionally take a swipe at pseudoscience—homeopathy, astrology, claims that genetically modified food causes cancer, and so on. But the...
  • Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by professor

    07/25/2015 4:41:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/25/15 | Gemma Mullin
    Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by a Cambridge professor A Cambridge professor has claimed that three scientists investigating climate change in the Arctic may have been assassinated. Professor Peter Wadhams insists Seymour Laxon, Katharine Giles and Tim Boyd could have been murdered by someone possibly working for the oil industry or within government forces. The trio had been studying the polar ice caps - with a focus on sea ice - when they died within a few months of each other in 2013.
  • Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

    07/25/2015 12:27:05 PM PDT · by crusty old prospector · 68 replies
    The U. K. Telegraph ^ | July 25, 2015 | Robert Mendick
    A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few months. Professor Peter Wadhams said he feared being labelled a “looney” over his suspicion that the deaths of the scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence. But he insisted the trio could have been murdered and hinted that the oil industry or else sinister government forces might be implicated. The three scientists he identified - Seymour Laxon and Katherine Giles, both climate change scientists at University College London, and Tim Boyd of...
  • Oil and gas officials scramble after feds review species protections

    07/24/2015 4:01:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Watchdog ^ | July 3, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Oil and gas producers in one of the most active drilling areas in the country have had to make concessions to not disturb species such as the lesser prairie chicken and the dunes sagebrush lizard. Now industry officials in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico may have four other species to contend with: make way for the Cascade Caverns salamander, the Arizona toad, the alligator snapping turtle and the Rio Grande cooter. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday it is giving what it calls “status reviews” to the four amphibians and reptiles found in the Southwest as...
  • Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians ( Colorado)

    06/09/2015 4:18:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Steamboat Pilot & Today ^ | June 8, 2015 | Noelle Leavitt Riley
    Liquor stores and restaurants across Craig are pulling Colorado craft beers off their shelves due to the beer companies’ financial support to WildEarth Guardians, the environmental group that put Colowyo Coal Mine at risk of being shut down. Stockmen’s Liquor pulled 12 brands of beer — including New Belgium Brewery — because they are listed as WildEarth Guardians supporters. “We pulled those beers because their support of WildEarth Guardians... who said their ultimate goal is to shut down coal mines,” said Lori Gillam, owner of Stockmen's. “Craig is a coal mine town.” WildEarth Guardians has a list of business supporters...
  • WildEarth Guardians' natural habitat is a courtroom ( NM & Colorado )

    07/23/2015 7:16:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Craig Daily Press ^ | July 21, 2015 | Patrick Kelly
    Though a relatively small organization with only 26 people on staff, WildEarth Guardians’ litigious nature has established the environmental advocacy group as a dominant voice in the national debate about environmental policy. From 2010 to present, Guardians have initiated a total of 152 cases in federal district courts and 55 in the Circuit Court of Appeals for a total of 207 cases. In 2010 alone they filed 61 claims — an average of about one per week. However, Guardians’ pervasiveness in the courts has not gone without criticism. In a 2012 analysis of WildEarth Guardians' legal activity, the conservative group...
  • Earth’s Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning (Guess who?)

    07/23/2015 2:04:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Slate ^ | July 20, 2015 | Eric Holthaus
    In what may prove to be a turning point for political action on climate change, a breathtaking new study casts extreme doubt about the near-term stability of global sea levels. The study—written by James Hansen, NASA’s former lead climate scientist, and 16 co-authors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields—concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates, resulting in sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years. The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, brings new importance to a feedback loop...
  • Canadian Climate Change Arctic Expedition Derailed Due to Heavy Ice

    07/22/2015 9:42:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 22, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    So sad. A Canadian arctic research expedition to study "climate change" (always meaning global warming) has been derailed. Why? Heavy ice. However, readers of the CBC News account of the story are left in the dark as to the exact nature of the expedition that is not to be this year. Fortunately, a quick search has turned up a Daily Kos Kossack who is a member of that attempted expedition who was happily chirping out what it is all about last Thursday.Here is the CBC News report that tells what happened to the Canadian Coast guard cutter without telling us what the...
  • Record Global Temperatures? Don't Get Too Heated Up

    07/22/2015 6:40:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/21/2015
    While leaders meet in the Vatican for a climate conference, talk of record high global temperatures will fuel hysteria. But there's truly nothing to see here. Voices of the unreasonable screeched Tuesday across St. Peter's Square. California Gov. Jerry Brown was the most colorful. He took the opportunity to call anyone who doesn't believe in man-made global warming as he does a "denier," which is also the pejorative used to describe those who say the Holocaust never happened. He also called those who don't conform to his way of thinking "troglodytes." New York Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the choir,...
  • Jerry Brown Takes On Climate Change-Denying 'Troglodytes' - "We are talking about extinction."

    07/21/2015 2:07:28 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 21, 2015 | Mollie Reilly
    California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday urged a group of 60 mayors to take action in their cities on climate change, warning that global warming is "the biggest threat of our time" and denouncing skeptics as "troglodytes." At a climate change conference hosted by Pope Francis at the Vatican and attended by U.S. mayors and global leaders, Brown offered a dire assessment of climate change's potential effects in the near future. "We don’t even know how far we've gone, or if we've gone over the edge,” Brown said. "This is not some linear set of problems that we can...
  • O’Malley Blames Climate Change for Rise of Islamic State

    07/21/2015 5:45:31 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 21, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley blamed climate change in part for the rise of the Islamic State terrorist organization Monday in an interview with Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect. “One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation state of Syria and the rise of ISIS was the effect of climate change and the mega-drought that affected that nation, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities, created a humanitarian crisis that created the symptoms, or rather, the conditions of extreme poverty that has now led to the rise of ISIS and this extreme violence,” he said.
  • Jerry Brown’s climate warning: ‘We are talking about extinction’

    07/21/2015 7:33:44 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 65 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 21, 2015 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown, in an ominous appeal on climate change, said Tuesday that the world may already have “gone over the edge” on global warming and that humanity must reverse course or face extinction. “We don’t even know how far we’ve gone, or if we’ve gone over the edge,” Brown said at a climate summit at the Vatican. “There are tipping points, feedback loops, this is not some linear set of problems that we can predict. We have to take measures against an uncertain future which may well be something no one ever wants. We are talking about extinction. We...
  • Court rejects climate change hearing [Global Warming Refugee Status Denied]

    07/21/2015 2:36:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Ioane Teitiota has been battling deportation to Kiribati since 2011, when he overstayed his visa. He argues he faces indirect persecution from global warming in his home country. In its decision, the Supreme Court said while Kiribati undoubtedly faces challenges, Mr Teitiota did not face serious harm if he was returned there. The court said there was no evidence the government of Kiribati was failing to take steps to protect its citizens from the effects of environmental degradation. Kiribati's president, Anote Tong, recently described climate change as the biggest humanitarian challenge of our time. He said Kiribati and other low-lying...
  • Your Instant Ramen Noodles Are a Massive Threat to the Environment

    07/20/2015 6:31:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 115 replies
    Salon ^ | SATURDAY, JUL 18, 2015 | Renard Loki
    Bad news for broke college students, even worse news for the planet VIDEO For decades, instant ramen noodles have been a culinary staple for cash-poor college students, young working professionals and even prisoners. Yet ramen noodles are a main culprit of deforestation due to the high amount of unsustainable palm oil used to make them. While several large food corporations have committed to eliminating conflict palm oil from their supply chains, two of the world’s biggest instant noodle producers, Nissin Foods Holdings and Toyo Suisan Kaisha (Maruchan), both Japanese firms, have failed to adopt responsible palm oil policies, according to...
  • Rare snow in Australia as Antarctic chill sweeps eastern states

    07/18/2015 8:37:26 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 23 replies
    Temperatures have plummeted to more than 10 degrees below average in places, while Sydney has had its coldest July weather in 44 years now has fallen in parts of Australia where such falls are so rare the weather bureau does not have the tools to measure it as temperatures plunged to more than 10 degrees below average. Antarctic air pushed up through central New South Wales and on to Queensland – known as the Sunshine State – over the past week bringing on a winter cold front not seen in some parts since the mid-1980s. In Queensland, snow fell in...
  • Storms wash away part of Interstate 10 in Southern California

    07/19/2015 11:13:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 20, 2015
    all traffic on both sides of the highway was closed. The westbound side of the freeway remained intact, but officers had stopped traffic while they tested its stability. A pair of small nearby highways that could possibly serve as detours were also closed. ... The showers forced the Los Angeles Angels' first rainout in 20 years and the San Diego Padres' first rainout since 2006. Saturday's rainfall broke records in at least 11 locations, including five places that had the most rain ever recorded on any day in July, Sirard said. July is typically the driest month of the year...
  • Walker Gives GOP Presidential Field a New Anti-Climate Leader

    07/19/2015 2:29:12 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Inside Climate Change ^ | July 13, 2015 | Katherine Bagley
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined the crowded field of Republican contenders vying for the White House in 2016 on Monday, and immediately stands out for having one of the poorest records on environmental and climate issues, according to green groups and political experts. Since taking office in 2010, Walker has dismantled several longstanding policies protecting wetlands and waterways, fast-tracked mining projects, fought climate action, slashed funding for dozens of state scientists and environmental education positions, and impeded development of wind energy in Wisconsin. "He's one of the worst," said Heather Taylor-Miesle, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Action Fund,...
  • Say It Ain’t So, Pope

    07/19/2015 5:31:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Recently we had a rendezvous with my daughter’s future roommate (plus her mother and her mother’s best friend). The roommate is moving to Los Angeles from New Jersey after graduating from college. When we met the mother and her friend, they were both prominently wearing crosses on necklaces. We felt much more comfortable about the future of our child’s new living arrangement. They were delighted to find out we were committed Jews. I spend extensive time discussing with people who adhere to different denominations of Christianity. I am still befuddled by the varieties of Protestantism and I am confident I...
  • Brave Cardinal Pell challenges Pope Francis’s dogma on climate change

    07/18/2015 5:32:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 7/18/15 | Damian Thompson
    ‘The Church has got no mandate from the Lord to pronounce on scientific matters.’In that one sentence, Cardinal Pell puts his finger on what is wrong with Laudato Si‘, Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment. In that document, Francis waded into an argument about climate change and took sides. Moreover, he gave the impression that he was speaking for all Catholics when he did so; and, if by any chance he wasn’t, errant faithful should fall into line.In an interview in Thursday’s Financial Times, the Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy stepped out of line. See above. It was...
  • Yet Another Vatican Conference Will Promote Climate-Change Junk Science And Population Control

    07/18/2015 6:08:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    From the Catholic News Agency, we read that this conference will occur next week, July 21-22. Ostensibly its purpose is to demonstrate a linkage between "climate change" and slavery. Well, I daresay other linkages are made even more manifest by this conference. The title of the conference is one indicator. "Modern Slavery and Climate Change: the Commitment of the Cities" is the title of the workshop in question that will be held during the conference entitled "Prosperity, People and Planet: Achieving Sustainable Development in Our Cities". The conference is sponsored by (surprise!) the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Let's focus on...
  • Naval Academy Prepares for 21st Century Flooding

    07/18/2015 9:36:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/17/2015 | William Bigelow
    On Friday, congressional Democrats will attend the Naval Academy in Annapolis to discuss how the Academy plans to deal with flooding forecast for the future. Reps. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) and Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) Jr., the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will converse with Vice Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., who runs the Academy. The conference was triggered by an Army Corps study that estimated the water around Annapolis could rise as much as 3.8 feet by 2100.
  • WildEarth Guardians spokesperson to Craig: “tough ####"

    07/17/2015 12:27:30 AM PDT · by kitchen · 28 replies
    Advancing Colorado ^ | Jul 16, 2015 | Advancing Colorado
    <p>DENVER — A spokesperson for the radical Santa Fe-based anti-coal group WildEarth Guardians showed no regard and no respect for the families and communities in Colorado who have everything to lose if the Colowyo mine is shut down.</p>
  • NOAA: Record 117-Month Major Hurricane Drought Continues

    07/15/2015 10:07:46 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 14, 2015 | Kathleen Brown
    It has been 117 months since a major hurricane, defined as a Category 3 or above, has made landfall in the continental United States, according to 2015 data from the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This is the longest span of time in which no major hurricane has struck the mainland U.S. in NOAA hurricane records going back to 1851
  • NOAA: Record 117-Month Major Hurricane Drought Continues

    07/14/2015 6:17:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/14/15 | Kathleen Brown
    It has been 117 months since a major hurricane, defined as a Category 3 or above, has made landfall in the continental United States, according to 2015 data from the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).This is the longest span of time in which no major hurricane has struck the mainland U.S. in NOAA hurricane records going back to 1851.The second longest time between major hurricane strikes was the eight years between 1860 and 1869—146 years ago.A recent study published May 5 and co-authored by Tim Hall of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA)...
  • Global warming to cause ice age in 2030… or a flood

    07/12/2015 7:02:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    No, not really. But the conflicting headlines I’m seeing this week might as well say that. Apparently we’re all still doomed, but our first item in recent climate news deals with a different phenomenon than the usual screeds which, rather than melting the ice caps and drowning all of the coastal cities, is going to bring on a new mini-ice starting in about fifteen years. Rather than carbon emissions or fracking, the culprit this time is the sun. (From the Daily Mail) The Earth could be headed for a ‘mini ice age’ researchers have warned.A new study claims to...
  • Eat Bugs To Save The Planet

    07/12/2015 3:00:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 11, 2015 | Johnny Adamic
    We’re a month away from going over budget in using this year’s planetary resources. One way to balance our ecological books is to eat more insects. By mid-summer of each year, we use up the Earth. Known as Earth Overshoot Day, it’s the day, sometime in August, when our yearly demand for ecological resources exceeds how much the planet can replenish those resources for the year. Soon after August 15, this year, Earth will be operating on a deficit. All the while, the population of Earth is growing. It’s estimated there will be 9 billion people by 2050, an additional...
  • Obama Administration Teams Up With Controversial Progressive Group To Form New Americorps Division

    07/11/2015 10:59:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | July 11, 2015 | P.W. Adams
    Resilience. That word is defined as being able to recover quickly from difficulties. But if the Obama administration and a controversial Progressive group get their way, it will mean Progressively so much more. The Rockefeller Foundation has a long history of pushing controversial Progressive ideas. From Population Control through family planning and Eugenics, to funding the Marxist affiliated Tides Foundation, to openly awarding Obama’s Communist Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones, an award, the Rockefeller Foundation has done everything but hide their true Progressive motivations from those who care to notice. But now the Rockefeller Foundation wants to dabble in one...