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  • Scientists: Genetically Modified Humans Can Fight Climate Change

    10/08/2015 5:10:25 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/15 | Patrick Wood
    The U.N.'s dream of Sustainable Development is precisely a Brave New World It was just a matter of time before Eugenics met Climate Change. Even if it sounds like science fiction and absurd speculation, the discussion is taking place now in scientific circles. In fact, this is the ultimate application of science to the human condition. For instance, designer babies might be genetically engineered to be smaller as adults: This would proportionally reduce their carbon footprint. Or genes might be inserted to improve night vision. That would allow nighttime lighting requirements to be reduced, thus saving boatloads of energy and...
  • Ted Cruz demolishes Sierra Club president on global warming hoax

    10/08/2015 5:04:22 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Senate
    [VIDEO] Ted Cruz demolishes Sierra Club president on global warming hoax
  • Ted Cruz Destroys Sierra Club President’s Global Warming Claims in Senate Hearing

    10/08/2015 6:32:22 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 57 replies ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is showing Sierra Club President Aaron Mair to be an ideological hack and global warming alarmist. At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Cruz subjected him to a withering cross examination. Mair was reduced to stammering and frequent awkward pauses which he used to receive whispered advice from staff. He repeatedly referred to the discredited “97 percent of scientists concur” claim, and was unwilling to acknowledge valid scientific data that disproves the claim. Mark Steyn, sitting in for Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday, called Cruz’s relentless questioning of Mair “a thing of...
  • CPV Hopeful Soitec Exits the Solar Business (Jan 2015)

    10/08/2015 9:40:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies ^ | January 25, 2015 | by Eric Wesoff
    The zero-billion-dollar CPV business claims another victim. France's Soitec, one of the last companies with a hope of commercializing concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology, has abandoned its solar business. The company will "refocus" its efforts "on its electronics business," according to the firm. The company uses opaque language, but the message is clear: Soitec is exiting this business as quickly as possible. A quarterly earnings letter reads, "Soitec has initiated efforts to realize value of solar energy business combining significant restructuring measures going forward and will assess [the] most appropriate scenario to extract value from its solar-related assets in compliance with...

    10/07/2015 6:11:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    At least it was sustainable fair trade carbon neutral corruption. John Ashe, the UN General Assembly president, has been busted on corruption charges. A former president of the U.N. General Assembly "sold himself and the global institution he led" by allegedly pocketing more than $1 million in bribes to finance a luxury spending spree, according to a federal prosecutor. Ashe, 61, is accused of tax fraud in an alleged conspiracy involving five others, including a billionaire Chinese businessman and a former deputy U.N. ambassador from the Dominican Republic, according to a criminal complaint. Ashe is accused of underreporting his income...
  • Ted Cruz 1, Sierra Club 0

    10/07/2015 4:51:13 PM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2015 | Eric Berger
    Climate change is real. Climate change is happening. And we have an obligation to address climate change for ourselves, our children and future generations. With that said, the Sierra Club needs to do better. During a hearing of a Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday regarding regulation and minorities, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is running for the Republican nomination on an arch-conservative platform that includes rejection of mainstream climate change science, seized an opportunity to show off his debating skills. ... ..He asks Mair about the satellite temperature record, which he says has shown no warming during the last 18 years....
  • Perth electrical engineer’s discovery will change climate change debate

    10/07/2015 4:31:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | MIRANDA DEVINE
    A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris next month. A former climate modeller for the Government’s Australian Greenhouse Office, with six degrees in applied mathematics, Dr Evans has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science.He found that, while the underlying physics of the model is correct, it had been applied incorrectly.He fixed two errors and the new corrected model finds the climate’s sensitivity to carbon dioxide (CO2) is much lower than was thought.It...
  • VIDEO: Watch Ted Cruz Make A Fool Out Of The Sierra Club President On Global Warming

    10/06/2015 11:36:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | October 6, 2015 | Scott McKay, publisher
    This happened Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing, during which Sierra Club president Aaron Mair, who holds bachelor’s degrees in History and Sociology and is most certainly no scientist, has testified about the necessity of the EPA and its push for climate change regulations no matter who – including racial minorities and especially people who look a lot like Mair – is harmed by the economic cost of those regulations. Cruz, having endured this pontificating by the Sierra Club president, commences to ask some very basic questions of Mair – specifically surrounding the query that if global warming is...
  • Perth electrical engineer’s discovery will change climate change debate

    10/06/2015 10:54:05 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 91 replies
    Joanne Nova ^ | 4 Oct 2015 | Miranda Devine
    A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris next month. A former climate modeller for the Government’s Australian Greenhouse Office, with six degrees in applied mathematics, Dr Evans has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science. He has found that, while the underlying physics of the model is correct, it had been applied incorrectly. He has fixed two errors and the new corrected model finds the climate’s sensitivity to carbon dioxide (CO2) is much...
  • John Kasich renews push for strict “green energy” mandates

    10/06/2015 7:14:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When he’s not running for president, Ohio Governor John Kasich is still busy managing the affairs of his state. One of his many duties came to light this week when Kasich came out once again in favor of “unfreezing” the state’s green energy mandates and even pushing for steeper demands on energy consumers. Much of this effort is being driven under the auspices of the curiously named “Ohio Conservative Energy Forum.” (OCEF) At a quick glance, it’s rather difficult to see what is “conservative” about either the group or the policies being pushed forward by the governor. (Fox News)...
  • Oops -- The Climate Scammers Lose

    10/06/2015 6:37:43 AM PDT · by eyeamok · 45 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 2015-10-06 | Karl Denninger
    A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris next month. A former climate modeller for the Government’s Australian Greenhouse Office, with six degrees in applied mathematics, Dr Evans has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science. He has found that, while the underlying physics of the model is correct, it had been applied incorrectly. He has fixed two errors and the new corrected model finds the climate’s sensitivity to carbon dioxide (CO2) is much...

    10/03/2015 1:25:24 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2015 | James Delingpole
    The plan by climate alarmists to have other scientists imprisoned for their ‘global warming’ skepticism is backfiring horribly, and the chief alarmist is now facing a House investigation into what has been called “the largest science scandal in US history.”
  • Food Industry Issues Dire Warning to Congress: Get Serious About Climate Change or Starve

    10/02/2015 8:08:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr's Ring Of Fire ^ | October 2, 2015 | Justin Lane
    Ten of the world’s largest food production companies sent a letter to the U.S. Congress on Thursday, encouraging them to take action on climate change. The letter was signed by the chief executive officers from Unilever, Mars, Kellogg, General Mills, Nestle, New Belgium Brewing, Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Stonyfield Farm, and Dannon. “The challenge presented by climate change will require all of us – government, civil society and business – to do more with less. For companies like ours, that means producing more food on less land using fewer natural resources. If we don’t take action now, we risk...
  • Scientist leading effort to prosecute climate skeptics under RICO

    10/02/2015 8:44:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/2/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    “The letter by global warming scientists calling on President Obama to look into prosecuting climate skeptics has prompted international outcry. Debate no more! Jailed for scientific dissent?! Twenty climate scientists, including Top UN scientist, call for RICO investigation of climate skeptics in letter to Obama The uproar over the effort to enact racketeering charges against those who disagree with the view of dangerous man-made global warming has just added a new twist. Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., professor of environmental studies at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has revealed the leader...
  • New $20 Million XPRIZE Aims to Tackle CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels

    10/01/2015 10:05:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Business Wire ^ | September 29, 2015 | Eric Desatnik and Jackie Wei
    Global Competition Challenges Innovators to Develop Breakthrough Technologies to Convert CO2 into Valuable Products.AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At Fortune’s Brainstorm E conference today, XPRIZE Chairman and CEO Peter Diamandis announces the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a competition to address CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. With registration opening today, teams are challenged to develop breakthrough technologies that convert the most CO2 into one or more products with the highest net value. Co-sponsored by NRG and COSIA, the 4-˝ year competition will include two tracks, with the new technologies tested at either a coal power plant or a natural gas facility. “We are...
  • Serious Global Cooling Discovered (Dang Science Ruining the Narrative Anyway)

    10/01/2015 7:52:25 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 9 replies
    AM TV ^ | October 1, 2015 | amtv
    Serious Global Cooling Discovered as Paris Climate Deal Looms 10/01/2015 Share As world leaders get ready to head to Paris for the latest pact on cutting CO2 emissions, it has emerged that there isn’t as much urgency about the matter as had been thought. A team of top-level atmospheric chemistry boffins from France and Germany say they have identified a new process by which vast amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted into the atmosphere from the sea – a process which was unknown until now, meaning that existing climate models do not take account of it. The effect...

    10/01/2015 11:32:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/01/2015 | by JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Scientists have discovered a hitherto unknown cooling process which may pose a serious threat to man-made global warming theory. According to a study by the Institute of Catalysis and Environment in Lyon (IRCELYON, CNRS / University Lyon 1) and the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), the oceans are producing unexpectedly large quantities of isoprene – a volatile organic compound (VOC) – which is known to have a cooling effect on climate. Isoprene is a gas that is formed by both the vegetation and the oceans. It is very important for the climate because this gas can form particles that...
  • After the Pope’s visit, Americans-Catholic or not-are still waiting for someone to say thank you

    10/01/2015 9:03:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/1/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For adherent Catholics the announcement of the pending visit of Pope Francis promised much. Some felt that perhaps the Vatican had finally realized that the American Catholic Church represents the very future survival of the Catholic Church worldwide. There was great hope among some that Francis would come to America and say, “Thank you America; thank you for always being there in times of need for so many around the world, even those who hate you as the Bible directs; thank you American Catholics for contributing so much to support foreign missions; thank you for being the pro-life beacon in...
  • Michelle Stirling: Paris is about saving green investors, not the Earth

    09/30/2015 11:49:19 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Recently, it was revealed that Volkswagen had been duping diesel-emissions tests on some of its high-end environmentally friendly cars. People were outraged. The CEO resigned. About the same time, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley told the Alberta Chambers of Commerce that her province had better get its environmental house in order or it would have measures imposed upon it. She also said that Alberta has “bad air.”Really? I challenge that statement. In 2011, Canada’s air was judged to be the third highest quality in the world. In 2006, Environment Canada reported that Red Deer was an unusual hot spot for poor...
  • Shock Jock Thom Hartmann: Climate Change Deniers Should Be In Prison

    09/30/2015 5:38:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 79 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 9/30/15 | James Delingpole
    Left-wing American shock jock Thom Hartmann – UK readers: think Lenin without the charm, wit or lightness of touch – has told his listeners that “climate change deniers should be in prison.”“You are paid to lie to people” he told skeptic Paul Driessen on his radio show.“I am talking about racketeering, organized crime. I am calling you a criminal” said Hartmann, warming to his theme. “You are killing people…You have five million climate refugees…Dead children, your responsibility….It’s all the consequence of climate change.” Well I’ve been on Hartmann’s show myself and I know that gibbering hysteria is how he rolls....
  • Elon Musk Says Climate Change Refugees Will Dwarf Current Crisis

    09/30/2015 4:07:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Huffington Post's Business The Blog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Alexander C. Kaufman, Business Editor
    Tesla's CEO says the Volkswagen scandal is minor compared with carbon dioxide emissions.Elon Musk, co-founder of electric carmaker Tesla Motors, warned on Thursday that climate change will spark a refugee crisis of catastrophic proportions if no action is taken. In a speech in Berlin, the Tesla chief executive said Europe's current wave of people seeking asylum, prompted mostly by political violence, will be dwarfed as fresh water becomes scarce, food supplies become insecure and weather changes in the coming decades. "Today's refugee problem is perhaps a small indication of what the future will be like if we do not take...
  • THE ENERGY ELECTION ( climate change money )

    09/30/2015 11:21:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    New Geography ^ | 09/30/2015 | Joel Kotkin
    Progressive pundits increasingly envision the 2016 presidential election as a “last chance,” as one activist phrased it, to stop “climate change catastrophe.” As this agenda gets ever more radical, the prominence of climate change in the election will grow ever more obvious. The key here is that the green left increasingly does not want to limit or change the mix of fossil fuels, but eliminate them entirely, the faster the better. ... Climate activists such as hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer increasingly couch their policies on theological grounds, one reason why the pope’s intervention was so timely. Stark self-interest is...
  • More layoffs hit Bowie coal mine ( Colorado, Utah, and )

    09/30/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resource Partners plans to lay off nearly 100 people at its Bowie #2 Mine near Paonia in the latest setback to coal employment in the North Fork Valley. The company said Tuesday that it anticipates laying off 78 workers and 19 contractors from the mine, where 181 full-time employees and 19 contractors work now. ... it is continuing to evaluate the market for the mine’s coal after losing a contract to sell to the Tennessee Valley Authority a year ago. The loss of that contract caused Bowie to eliminate about 150 jobs at that time. Bowie operates three underground...
  • All Those Climate Change Pledges Are A Farce, New York Times Says

    09/29/2015 2:53:42 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/28/2017 | John Merline
    After decades spent playing up the dangers of a warming planet, the New York Times admits that even if every country lived up to their current carbon reduction pledges, it won't make any difference.
  • Why some scientists are worried about a surprisingly cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic

    09/28/2015 6:22:55 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 80 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 24 Sept 2015 | By Chris Mooney
    It is, for our home planet, an extremely warm year. Indeed, last week we learned from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that the first eight months of 2015 were the hottest such stretch yet recorded for the globe’s surface land and oceans, based on temperature records going back to 1880. It’s just the latest evidence that we are, indeed, on course for a record-breaking warm year in 2015. Yet, if you look closely, there’s one part of the planet that is bucking the trend. In the North Atlantic Ocean south of Greenland and Iceland, the ocean surface has seen...
  • Drafting the Pope into global warming and One World Government Battles a failure

    09/28/2015 8:23:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    Message to Obama and the UN: Your drafting of the Pope into your decades long battle was an absolute failure because you can never make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, or a global citizen out of a patriot Proof of the abysmal failure of President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and the ever interchanging Poohbahs of the United Nations the first day after the uber pomp and circumstance of the papal visit becomes the past can be found in the answer to a single question: “Are you any more a global citizen today than you were yesterday?” The...
  • Scientists solve the riddle of deep ocean carbon

    09/28/2015 11:43:10 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 19 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 9/28/2015 | Jeffery Hawk, et al
    A crucial process has been identified to explain the reason why dissolved organic carbon (DOC) levels in the deep oceans are constant despite a continuous supply from the surface ocean. This research has been published today in the journal Nature Geoscience and was conducted by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and The University of Southampton. Dr Jeff Hawkes, the lead author of this study, from the NOC said: "There has been a long outstanding question about whether hydrothermal vents are a source or sink of organic carbon to the oceans. We have shown that hydrothermal vent fluids contain...
  • WaPo Avoids Numbers as DC Climate Change Rally Fizzles

    09/28/2015 9:32:55 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 28, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Up to 200,000 people will be attending a climate change rally on the National Mall on the same day that the Pope will be speaking to Congress. Wow! Such was the bold prediction reported by Washington Post reporters Juliet Eilperin and Michelle Boorstein on August 25. So what happened when Pope Francis did arrive at the Capitol last Thursday? Before we get to that sad reality, let us join Eilperin and Boorstein joyously prognosticating yuuuuuge numbers back in August: Several environmental groups are planning a major climate rally that will draw hundreds of thousands to the National Mall on Sept....
  • The Climate Change War

    09/27/2015 7:09:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 9/27/2015 | Paul Jacobs
    According to the experts, any day now a civil war will break out in California. It’s simple deductive reasoning. Droughts cause civil wars and California is having one doozy of a drought. Ergo, there will be a civil war in California. That’s what former Maryland governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley claims. Well, not about California (just yet), but about Syria: “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 region, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities,...
  • Pope Francis’s Progressive UN Speech Avoids Confronting Islamic Jihad

    09/26/2015 4:21:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/15 | Joseph A. Klein
    Christians and other religious minorities are suffering genocide in the Middle East and parts of Africa directly as a result of Islamic jihad. They cannot afford to worry about the effects of climate change. They are in a daily battle for their lives Pope Francis addressed the United Nations General Assembly on September 25th. He started out by praising the UN, which is observing its seventieth anniversary this year. He gave credit to the UN for such achievements he described as the “codification and development of international law, the establishment of international norms regarding human rights, advances in humanitarian law,...
  • Trump disputes pope on climate change

    09/25/2015 1:02:52 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    yahoo News ^ | September 25, 2015
    Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump said Thursday he thinks Pope Francis is wrong on climate change. The pontiff, in the midst of a historic visit to the United States, expressed solidarity Wednesday with President Barack Obama about the need to act to prevent global warming, and said climate change is "a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation
  • New computer model says human emissions can ‘render Earth ice free’

    09/25/2015 10:52:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 79 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    From the “department of global roasting” and the UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS, where great ideas like this one are formed at Halloween parties, (yes really, see PR) comes this claim:UAF model used to estimate Antarctic ice sheet meltingTo see how burning up the Earth’s available fossil fuels might affect the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists turned to a computer program developed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. The ice would disappear, they found, and that conclusion is making headlines across the world.UAF’s Parallel Ice Sheet Model “was the perfect tool to find out whether human emissions are sufficient to...
  • World's largest PR firm won't represent coal producers or climate change 'deniers' anymore

    09/25/2015 10:36:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Fortune ^ | 09/25/2015 | by Michal Addady
    Edelman, the world’s largest public relations company, has decided not to continue working with certain environmentally unfriendly companies after receiving negative publicity, the Guardian reports. Edelman was recently criticized for working with fossil fuel companies and fake front groups that supported a Canadian pipeline project. They have since decided to stop working with coal producers, since they’re the biggest contributors to climate change, and groups that try to “greenwash” the truth and spread misinformation. Edelman, which grew 8.5% in the 2014-2015 fiscal year according to PR Week, lost a good number of big clients when it made clear its position...
  • Pope's Speech To Congress Reveals That He Is, Indeed, A Leftist

    09/25/2015 3:09:39 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/24/2015 | Staff
    Seventeen Catholic popes have served since the U.S. declared independence from Britain 239 years ago, but Francis is the first to address both houses of Congress. Wish we could say it was worth the wait.

    09/24/2015 1:27:42 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 23,"2016 | by JAMES DELINGPOL
    Earlier in the interview, Goodell has used a rude word. But it’s allowed – the president brushes it off with a smile – because it reflects the seriousness of the terrible shit (oops, now I’m at it) in which we find ourselves. “Doesn’t it scare the shit out of you sometimes?” Goodell asks the president. (He means climate change). “Part of my job is to read stuff that terrifies me all the time,” replies the president. That, there, folks is the non-denial denial. What Obama is doing there, as above, is leaving open the possibility in the viewer’s mind that,...
  • Obama To Rolling Stone: Climate Change Is So Terrible I Dare Not Tell You The Full Truth

    09/24/2015 3:34:10 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 24, 2015 | James Delingpole
    I’ve just watched the latest Rolling Stone video on climate change featuring an exclusive hour-long interview with President Obama – and I’m scared. Really scared.
  • Pope Francis takes Congress to task in its own home

    09/24/2015 10:28:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/24/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Pope Francis was not afraid to critique Congress in his historic address on Capitol Hill, calling on the body to do better in several areas of political debate. In a speech of about 40 minutes made in front of a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, the pope commended positions supported by both parties. He nodded to the plight of immigrants and refugees, also noting the sanctity of human life "at every stage of its development" and hinting that Congress should take action to address these problems. And, as he did on Wednesday from the White House, he explicitly called...
  • Forcing Global Warming No. 1 issue not God but Man-Made

    09/24/2015 7:26:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/24/15 | Judi McLeod
    Elevation of global warming/climate change to top issue by President Obama and Pope Francis wears the same label that they put on global warming. It did not come from the Almighty or from science. It is “man made”. A little prayer sent your way to get the faithful through the pope’s address to Congress today and the United Nations tomorrow: St. Teresa’s Book Mark: “Let nothing disturb thee, Let nothing affright thee, All things are passing; God only is changeless. Patience gains all things. Who hath God wanteth nothing—Alone God sufficeth.” Yesterday a chill wind came blowing through the fast-moving...
  • Fox's Shep Smith Shames Those Who Call Pope's Agenda 'Political'

    09/23/2015 6:48:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Livewire ^ | September 23, 2015 | Caitlin MacNeal
    As many conservatives fret over Pope Francis' views on climate change and income inequality ahead of his Thursday speech before Congress, Fox News host Shepard Smith chided those individuals who have criticized the pope for talking about "political" issues. During Fox News coverage of Pope Francis' arrival at the White House on Wednesday morning, host Bill Hemmer mentioned that the pontiff may discuss issues that both Democrats and Republicans may disagree with during his address on Thursday. "Oftentimes the pope is called to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. And you wonder who might be comfortable in Washington, D.C.,...
  • Pope Francis: Climate Change Action Can’t Wait

    09/23/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by xzins · 220 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 23 Sep 15 | AP
    Jumping into the issues of the day, Pope Francis opened his visit to the United States with a strong call Wednesday for action to combat climate change, calling it a problem that “can no longer be left to a future generation.” President Barack Obama, in turn, hailed the pontiff as a moral force who is “shaking us out of our complacency” with reminders to care for the poor and the planet. The White House mustered all the pageantry it had to offer as the pope arrived at the White House before an adoring crowd of thousands and a nation that...
  • AP To Stop Referring To Climate Change Doubters As 'Skeptics,' 'Deniers'

    09/23/2015 8:23:36 AM PDT · by Twotone · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 23, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    The Associated Press made quite a notable change today in how it refers to individuals with skeptical views about climate change science. The AP announced the change on its blog today, explaining the changes: Our guidance is to use climate change doubters or those who reject mainstream climate science and to avoid the use of skeptics or deniers.
  • US must pay climate reparations

    09/22/2015 9:37:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Washington Square News - NYU's Official Student Newspaper ^ | September 21, 2015 | Jesus Kumamoto, Contributing writer
    With the Paris World Climate Summit taking place in three months, scientists and politicians are raising concerns over the speed at which the effects of climate change are being addressed. Recently, developing countries demanded that the United States and other wealthy nations pay reparations for climate refugees affected in their respective countries. It is past time for the United States to pay its dues as it has a long history of climate inaction, and in 1997 was the only wealthy nation not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, a document which, for many nations, represented a first step in reducing their...

    09/22/2015 8:32:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22,2015 | James Delingpole
    George Mason University Professor Jagadish Shukla is a lead author with the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and winner of numerous awards including the International Meteorological Organization Prize, the Rossby Medal of the American Meteorological Society, and the Padma Shri National Award from the President of India. He is currently president of the Institute of Global Environment and Society and a professor of Climate Dynamics. For his expertise, Shukla is amply rewarded by George Mason University with a salary over $250,000 a year. Apparently, though, this isn’t a full time job. It can’t be – because on top of...
  • Bono: Solar Fields, Sexist Poverty and a Modern Marshall Plan

    09/22/2015 1:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Medium ^ | September 22, 2015 | Bono
    If you are allergic to fanfare you’d better bolt your doors and shutter your windows on September 25, because there is going to be a lot of it that day in the vicinity of the United Nations, when world leaders ratify the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This is a genuinely big deal, of large consequence — let’s hope — especially for the poorest people on the planet, but you will be forgiven if some of you are rolling your eyes, or yawning, or worse. At a time when Europe and the rest of the world are flailing in response to the massive refugee...
  • Methane Madness: Science Does Not Support White House Policy

    09/22/2015 7:57:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 9/22/2015 | S. Fred Singer
    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 18 August 2015 proposed regulations to reduce emissions of methane. These regulations would be the first to directly restrict methane emissions by the oil and gas industry; they build on a 2012 rule that sought to curb volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract natural gas. Combined, the two regulations could reduce the oil and gas sector’s methane emissions by up to 30% by 2025, compared with 2012 levels, EPA says. The proposed EPA regs are part of a larger effort by the White House to reduce national methane emissions...
  • Catholic Congressman to Boycott Pope’s Address Over Climate Change

    09/21/2015 6:14:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/18/15 | Staff Reporter
    Arizona Republican says he cannot attend if Holy Father focuses on 'flawed' climate scienceAn American Catholic congressman has announced he is boycotting Pope Francis’s address to the US Congress over his views on the environment. Paul Gosar, a Republican congressman for the State of Arizona, wrote on the Town Hall website that he could not attend Francis’s address next Thursday because it would mostly be about climate change. Writing that he was excited when he first learned of the visit, he went on: “Many believed, like I did, that this was an opportunity for the Pope to be one of...
  • Lottery drivers take note: Heavy snow expected overnight in Denali

    09/20/2015 8:56:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jeff Richardson
    FAIRBANKS—An early winter storm is expected to dump as much as 18 inches of snow into the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve overnight, causing rangers to temporarily close portions of the road for travelers today. With about 10 inches of snow falling by noon at the Eielson Visitor Center at Mile 66 of the Park Road, crews closed the road to incoming traffic this morning at Mile 53 at Toklat River. The closure was lifted later this afternoon, although a winter weather advisory remains in effect through Monday morning. The conditions mean an uncertain trip for winners of...
  • The pope’s LGBT Welcoming Committee less harmful than his stamp on Global Warming

    09/20/2015 8:10:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/15 | Judi McLeod
    In putting a papal stamp on Obama's global warming charade as the biggest scourge on humanity, even more so than Islamic terrorism, Pope Francis has the potential to do real harm Although it’s being media-portrayed as the opposite, Pope Francis does not have to wait to meet gay and LGBT activists in the welcoming committee at the ceremony organized by the White House on Sept. 23. Last May, the pontiff already installed at least one of them in his own most cherished cabal. Why would anyone—most of all the Vatican—reel in pretend shock and horror that Gene Robinson—the first openly...
  • Obama Decree Unleashes “Behavioral Science” Squad to “Nudge” You

    09/19/2015 4:16:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | September 18, 2015 | Alex Newman
    Prepare to be “nudged” by Obama's new “behavioral science” squads — for your own good, of course. Under the guise of better “serving” the American people through government, Obama signed an executive order this week calling for federal agencies and departments to deploy emerging “behavioral science” techniques against the public.Among other goals, the expansion of federal mind manipulation is supposed to help more Americans access government welfare programs, take their “recommended” vaccines, supply more information about themselves to the federal government, and accelerate the transition toward what Obama called “a low-carbon economy.” The controversial decree, signed on September 15, explicitly...
  • Scientists Urge President to Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics [semi-satire]

    09/19/2015 12:09:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    A gaggle of university climatologists have written to President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging them to prosecute people who continue to contradict the "scientific consensus" on climate change. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) immediately endorsed the idea as "essential to our survival as a planet." "The freedom of people able to contradict the accepted science impedes the government from taking the steps necessary to combat dangerous climate change," Whitehouse contended. Paraphrasing a famous observation made by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes for justifying suppression of free speech, the Senator averred that "allowing a person to deny the truth...