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  • Renewable Energy: So Useless That Even Greenie Google Gave up on it

    11/22/2014 1:18:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 22, 2014 | James Delingpole
    Some people call it "renewable energy" but I prefer to call it "alternative energy" because that's what it really is: an alternative to energy that actually works (eg nuclear and anything made from wonderful, energy-rich fossil fuel.) Now a pair of top boffins from uber-green Google's research department have reached the same conclusion. Ross Konigstein and David Fork, both Stanford PhDs (aerospace engineering; applied physics) were employed on a Google research project which sought to enhance renewable technology to the point where it could produce energy more cheaply than coal. But after four years, the project was closed down. In...
  • Rise in Crop Production increasing levels of Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere

    11/21/2014 7:51:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Maine News ^ | 11/21/2014 | Betty Laseter
    Scientists have revealed that levels of carbon dioxide increase in the Northern Hemisphere during summers each year as plants absorb carbon dioxide to convert sunlight into food. The CO2 levels again rise as the plants release CO2 after the growing season. Scientists have found that corn, rice, wheat and soybean are the four leading crops that account for maximum CO2 release in the atmosphere of Northern Hemisphere. Crops act as sponge for CO2 and it could be said that the sponge effect has become bigger because of the advancements in agricultural techniques, leading to more production. There is a sharp...
  • Theres growing evidence that global warming is driving crazy winters

    11/21/2014 6:26:23 PM PST · by Crazieman · 81 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 11/20/2014 | Chris Mooney
    It may be the timeliest -- and most troubling -- idea in climate science. Back in 2012, two researchers with a particular interest in the Arctic, Rutgers' Jennifer Francis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Stephen Vavrus, published a paper called "Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes." In it, they suggested that the fact that the Arctic is warming so rapidly is leading to an unexpected but profound effect on the weather where the vast majority of us live -- a change that, if their theory is correct, may have something to do with the extreme winter weather...
  • Germany to Abandon Strict '2020' Climate Change Targets

    11/20/2014 2:49:35 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Breitbart-London ^ | 17 Nov 2014 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Germanys Vice Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has indicated that the country will abandon its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions by 40 percent by 2020, from a 1990 base level. In doing so he has won the ongoing clash with his own environmental minister Barbara Hendricks over energy policy, telling her that he will tolerate no further resistance to the change of direction, according to Der Speigel.
  • Germany gives up on emissions target. Japan emits more CO2 than ever

    11/20/2014 1:42:05 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | November 18th, 2014 | | Breitbart- London
    So much for momentum on climate change. Reality bites. Without nuclear power, Japans emissions have hit a new record high. At the same time, even with 17% of its energy from Nuclear power, and with 23,000 wind turbines, Germany stands no chance of reaching its emissions targets. The rich, technologically advanced nation that has spent more than any other on green energy admits theyve failed. Those who want to stop producing CO2 have billions of dollars to spend on advertising and pointless windmills, but in the end, chemistry and physics cant be bought. If renewables could provide cheap reliable power,...
  • The surprisingly large carbon paw print of your beloved pet (Libs want you to kill your dog alert)

    11/20/2014 11:01:04 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2014 | Larry Schwartz
    Last week President Obama announced a historic climate change agreement with Chinese president Xi Jinping. Aimed at drastically curtailing carbon emissions into the atmosphere, the goal is to rein in the carbon footprints of the planets two major polluters, the U.S. and China. I wonder if the agreement contains anything about carbon paw prints. While humans and their ravenous appetite for growth remain the primary drivers of climate change and the accompanying specter of climate catastrophe, pets have a surprising negative impact of their own. Bowser and Mittens may be your best friends, but with around one billion pet dogs...
  • What It's Like to Be Trapped by a Wall of Snow in Buffalo Storm

    11/19/2014 7:54:15 PM PST · by Phillyred · 48 replies
    People in the Buffalo, New York, area have been snowed in for the second straight day, and some are even trapped at stores or jobs because of a sudden huge snowstorm. And it isn't over. More snow is expected to pound upstate New York today, as officials frantically try to clear massive truckloads of snow from the area. How a Basketball Team Spent a Day Stranded on a Bus in a Snowstorm New York Dealing With Massive Snow; Storm Looming The storm that dumped 5 feet of snow has resulted in seven deaths and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said today...
  • The rise of liberal tea party caucus?

    11/19/2014 9:09:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 19, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Democrats have long lamented that they do not enjoy the kind of enthusiasm which Republicans benefited from with the rise of the tea party. The left has gone to great lengths to manufacture this sort of energy, including touting the volatile Occupy Wall Street movement as a rough tea party equivalent. Though some have fretted that tea partys downsides the targeting and ousting of electable Republican candidates would necessarily follow the ascension of a liberal version of this grassroots movement to prominence. Democrats got lucky, in a fashion, when it became clear that the Occupy movement had no...
  • UN: World not close to avoiding dangerous warming

    11/19/2014 3:17:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/19/14 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) The world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions. The report looks at the gap between what countries promise to do about carbon pollution and what scientists say needs to be done to prevent temperatures rising another two degrees. The two-degree level is a goal that world leaders set in 2009. "The time window (for reaching that goal) is closing, closing," said United Nations undersecretary for environment Achim Steiner. And the...
  • Snow causes chaos in parts of US

    11/19/2014 5:24:19 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 November 2014 Last updated at 07:55 GMT | BBC
    Extreme cold weather is gripping large parts of the United States, with temperatures of freezing or below recorded in many parts of the country. Four people have died as a result of the conditions in New York state and the bad weather has spread as far south as Alabama and Florida. Alpa Patel reports.
  • Obamas global-warming propaganda Down Under

    11/19/2014 5:14:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bob Carter and Tom Harris
    The focus of the 2014 Group of 20 summit meeting in Brisbane, Australia, was on stimulating economic growth across the industrialized world. Thanks, though, to President Obamas grandstanding and attempted sabotage of the agenda as laid out by the host country, climate change also came to prominence. For several months prior to the G-20, and despite strong Australian resistance, radical environmental groups had been lobbying for inclusion of global-warming issues on the meetings agenda. Mr. Obama was happy to oblige them. His endorsement of the U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change just before the G-20 was a signal that he...
  • California cities consider gas-pump warning labels

    11/18/2014 8:53:03 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    ABC7News ^ | 11-18-14 | AP Story
    Known for its liberal politics, Berkeley has racked up a long line of firsts over the years, from taxing sugary drinks to ditching Styrofoam takeout containers. City officials are now considering another novel plan: putting stickers on gas pumps citywide to warn consumers that burning fuel contributes to global warming. The Berkeley City Council is set to vote Tuesday to possibly move forward by early next year with the proposal, among the first of its kind in the U.S. San Francisco is drafting a similar ordinance that the city's Board of Supervisors could vote into law by next spring. Environmental...
  • Weather Channel Co-Founder Predicting Snowier, Bitterly Colder Winter Ahead

    11/18/2014 12:51:24 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | November 18,2014 | By Barbara Hollingsworth
    DAleo, now chief forecaster at WeatherBell Analytics, was one of the few meteorologists to accurately predict a colder-than-normal November. He expects several major East Coast snowstorms and widespread below-zero temperatures that will plunge much of the nation into a deep freeze for as long as six weeks this winter. I wouldnt be surprised if it snows in Atlanta, Dallas, and Birmingham, he told CNSNews.com. Weve been talking about this being another one of those historic winters since the spring. The summer before last, we had seen last winter as being one that people near the Great Lakes would remember for...
  • City to vote on climate change labels at gas pumps (Berkeley CA)

    11/18/2014 10:04:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 11:56 AM EST
    The San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley will decide whether to slap stickers on gas pumps warning that burning fuel contributes to global warming in a plan thats a first of its kind in the country. [] A spokeswoman for the Western States Petroleum Association, an oil-industry lobbying group, has said the labels reflect the states and Berkeleys opinions and would force unwanted speech in violation of the First Amendment.
  • All 50 states have below freezing temperatures (11/18 a.m.)

    11/18/2014 11:02:01 AM PST · by CedarDave · 40 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 18, 2014 | Tim Buckley, WFMY-TV Meteorologist
    Meteorologist Tim Buckley of WFMY-TV writes on Facebook: All 50 states have low temperatures BELOW freezing tonight. (Monday night) Yes, even Hawaii. Tall mountain peaks there regularly get below freezing, and even get snow. This typically happens a few times during winter, but is very rare this early in the season. Pretty neat!
  • Huge solar plant lags in early production [because there's not enough sunlight!]

    11/18/2014 9:18:06 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    AP ^ | November 17, 2014 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    The largest solar power plant of its type in the world - once promoted as a turning point in green energy - isn't producing as much energy as planned. One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn't shining as much as expected.
  • Lefty Bill Maher says hed support Rand Paul 2016

    11/18/2014 8:21:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | November 17, 2014 | Sam Rolley
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) continued his efforts to expand the GOPs reach ahead of 2016 on Friday, appearing for an interview on HBOs Real Time with Bill Maher.Maher, an outspoken anti-theist and liberal, said that he admires Paul for being the one Republican who is willing to go to places Republicans dont usually speak. Throughout the interview, Paul and Maher were largely in agreement on issues such as the War on Drugs, reinstating voting rights for nonviolent felons, how the U.S. should go about defeating the Islamic State and even, to some extent, climate change. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)I am available to the...
  • Obama Stakes Final 2 Years On Climate Change

    11/18/2014 7:30:42 AM PST · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2014 | Josh Lederman
    With just two years left in power, President Barack Obama is elevating his efforts to combat global warming as he seeks to leave an imprint on the world that will endure after he's gone. It's a strategy rooted not only in Obama's long-stated support for such efforts, but also in political reality. Two weeks ago, Obama watched his prospects for realizing his goals on education, wages and immigration all but evaporate as voters handed his party a stinging rebuke in the midterms, putting Republicans in full control of Congress for the remainder of his presidency. But on a trip last...
  • White House taunts GOP on climate change: I dont believe they can stop us

    11/17/2014 12:37:17 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    The White House on Monday essentially dared Republicans to try and stop President Obamas climate-change agenda, with officials bragging that even after the GOP takes control of the Senate in January, there is nothing that can be done to stop a host of controversial new actions. On a conference call with reporters, White House counselor John Podesta said the administration will move ahead on the issue despite Republican efforts to stand in the way. He even called out incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by name, saying the Kentucky Republican will not succeed in trying to slow executive action on...
  • Planet Earth Allegedly In The Midst Of 30-Year Cold Spell Due To Diminished Solar Activity

    11/17/2014 8:34:17 AM PST · by xzins · 59 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 17 Nov 14
    The earth is allegedly in the midst of a 30-year cold spell, as is apparently evident from the early icy spell across many parts of North America, as well as last winter being, One of the snowiest, coldest, most miserable on record, according to USA Today. The man who made the claims is climatologist John L. Casey, who is also a former space shuttle engineer and NASA consultant. According to Casey, who just released a new book entitled, Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell, a radical shift in global climate is underway, as the Earth...
  • Climate Reporting Chaos in Oregon

    11/17/2014 8:23:08 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/17/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    For some reason, I dont find it surprising that Oregon is a hotbed of climate alarmism. Thus, when the Portland Tribune recently published an article describing how Oregons warmer climate imperils our health, it seemed appropriate to look further into the claims being made. Apparently, climate change in Oregon will lead to less snow on Mount Hood? [but] we can live with that. Interesting, given how there has been no significant trend in maximum overwinter snowpack on Mount Hood since records began in 1981. Indeed, according to an article in 2012 at ABC News Cleveland, snowpack in the Cascade Mountains...
  • Climatologist: 30-Year Cold Spell Strikes Earth

    11/17/2014 12:06:54 AM PST · by wille777 · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/16/14 | Clayton B. Reid
    Casey says the evidence is clear that the earth is rapidly growing colder because of diminished solar activity. He says trends indicate we could be headed for colder temperatures similar to those seen in the late 1700s and early 1800s when the sun went into a "solar minimum" a phenomenon with significantly reduced solar activity, including solar flares and sunspot. .... If "Dark Winter" is right, that means the nation is busily preparing for the wrong calamity. "We don't have 10 years," Casey warns. "We've squandered during President Obama's administration eight years . . . and we didn't have...
  • Obama: Judge Keystone on Whether or Not It Accelerates Climate Change

    11/16/2014 5:08:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/15/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    As expected, the House today passed a bill from Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The final tally was 252-161, with 31 Democrats crossing over to vote in favor and one Republican, Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), voting present. In the Senate, the incumbent facing Cassidy in a Dec. 6 runoff was desperately trying to scrape together enough votes to avert a filibuster and save the bill. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) joined the pro-Keystone forces today, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) told reporters, adding that she thinks she can get the 60th vote. Bennet didnt release any statements...
  • Will Republicans put climate science back on trial?

    11/16/2014 12:40:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Senate Republicans appear likely to use their majority status in the next Congress to attack the science behind climate change in an attempt to undercut environmental policies. But some GOP strategists wonder whether such an offensive might backfire. Questioning and attempting to delegitimize climate scientists them has been an oft-used tactic of Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who is poised to reprise his role as chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee. It was a hallmark of his 2003 to 2007 chairmanship of the panel and the following six years, when he was its ranking member. As...
  • Why China Is Cooperating on Climate Change (Barf Alert!!!)

    11/16/2014 11:40:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Americans like to keep the world simple, dividing important countries into two groups: valued allies and hateful enemies. That approach suffices when we're talking about South Korea and North Korea. But it doesn't work well when it comes to China. Many people see it as a giant, looming menace. The truth is more complicated. With China, we have a worrisome rival end an indispensable partner. That latter status has never been clearer than today, after a summit that produced several new accords between Washington and Beijing. The most important and surprising was an agreement to curb emissions of greenhouse gases...
  • Calling All Gore ... Central Iowa digs out/Windy conditions become an issue

    11/16/2014 6:26:36 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 24 replies
    KCI ^ | 11/15/14 | KCCI Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa Central Iowa is digging out after a Saturday storm dropped around 3 inches of snow for people to deal with. Check road conditions before you travel.
  • Claim: Warmest oceans ever recorded

    11/15/2014 5:36:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST“This summer has seen the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded since their systematic measuring started. Temperatures even exceed those of the record-breaking 1998 El Niño year,” says Axel Timmermann, climate scientist and professor, studying variability of the global climate system at the International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa.From 2000-2013 the global ocean surface temperature rise paused, in spite of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations. This period, referred to as the Global Warming Hiatus, raised a lot of public and scientific interest. However, as of April 2014 ocean warming has...
  • What Republicans don't get about the U.S.-China climate change deal

    11/15/2014 7:21:08 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 15 replies
    TheWeek.com ^ | 11/14/2014 | Ryan Cooper
    Some excerpts to give the flavor of the Dem propaganda concerning Obama's idiotic promises on emissions to China: "The GOP is sure that China is pulling the wool over the world's eyes. But these Republicans are just betraying their total ignorance of climate policy. " "For an example bordering on comical ignorance, look no further than the enraged clowns in the Republican Party, whose elected officials have been howling that China has played the U.S. for a fool. The assumption is that no country in its right mind would give up the benefits of carbon pollution unless, of course, the...
  • Defiant Obama: I will use my power

    11/14/2014 1:00:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 14, 2014 | Josh Gerstein
    YANGON, Myanmar President Barack Obama on Friday defended his plans to use executive power to bypass Congress, signaling that hes determined to move on issues like immigration and climate change, especially when lawmakers have failed to act. They have the ability to fix the system. What they dont have is the ability to do is expect me to stand by with a broken system in perpetuity, Obama said on immigration reform at a joint news conference here with Myanmar dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Its way overdue. Weve been talking about it for 10 years now and its...
  • Global Warming Update (11/14/14): freezing in Florida, foot of snow in NE Ohio

    11/14/2014 9:17:05 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/14/14 | Adam Taxin
    Northeast Ohio - Cleveland, Akron, etc. got plenty of snow. Kids stayed home from school. In Lake County, more than a foot of snow fell yesterday.
  • Andrea Mitchell to EPA Chief: How Will You Handle GOP 'Climate Deniers'?

    11/14/2014 6:52:21 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/13/2014 | Kyle Drennen
    In a softball interview with Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell teed up the Obama administration official to dismiss legitimate Republican criticism of the President's climate deal with China: "I wanted to ask you of course about this major breakthrough with China. And the criticism already from many Republicans....What are you facing as you approach climate deniers...now that you have, you know, the Republicans in charge?
  • Obama to Announce $3 Billion U.S. Contribution to Climate Change Fund

    11/14/2014 7:43:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT and MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON President Obama will soon announce that the United States will contribute $3 billion to a new international fund intended to help the worlds poorest countries address the effects of climate change, according to a senior administration official. Mr. Obama is expected to make the announcement at a summit meeting of the Group of 20 industrial powers this weekend in Brisbane, Australia, on the heels of his landmark announcement this week that the United States and China will jointly commit to curbing greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade.
  • Why did China pick 2030? Oh look

    11/13/2014 9:51:00 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Joannenova.com.au ^ | November 14th, 2014 | | Joanne
    After nine months of secret negotiations President Obama managed to get the Chinese to agree to stop their emissions rising after 2030. But look what else is peaking in 2030. Population.China: Projections of population growth Did Obama do his homework? Seems President Xi did.h/t to Andrew V
  • Election over, so US, China agree to make unenforceable long term commitment with no consequences

    11/13/2014 9:34:20 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Joannenova.com.au ^ | November 12th, 2014 | Joanne
    Now that the mid-term elections are over in the US, Obama is free to announce the climate commitments that voters didnt need to hear. (I did say this would happen.) Its a landmark agreement and a gamechanger, but no one can point out what happens if either country doesnt stick to its agreement. The end-point of this grand theater of intent and glorious promises is Paris 2015.What matters is the appearance of momentum and this show ticks all the boxes. The two global superpowers make a sudden, unexpected agreement to reduce emissions and the press can call it...
  • Global Warming Update (11/13/14): -14F in Denver, snow in Arkansas, 32F in Florida,

    11/13/2014 5:50:48 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 65 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/13/14 | Adam Taxin
    Offers video commentary on today's battle with global warming, including new records for low temperature set in Denver amd a freeze warning in the Florida Panhandle. Remember, of course, that today is only the 13th of November.
  • Creator of the Weather Channel Debunks Global Warming with a Little Common Sense

    11/13/2014 10:49:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Thomas Miller
    This may surprise you, especially since weve been conditioned otherwise, but we had legendary broadcaster, weatherman and the creator of The Weather Channel, John Coleman on Powering America Radio yesterday. John was part of an all-star weather team at Chicagos WLS-TV for over a decade, was the first weatherman on Good Morning America, and from there got the idea that weather could be 24/7/365 on cable television. He wrote the business plan, got the funding and launched it in the early 1980s. He only was with the network a short time, before moving to sunny San Diego, where he just...
  • Obamas Cruel and Costly Climate Hoax

    11/13/2014 9:21:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/14 | Alan Caruba
    The new Congress must take whatever action it can to reverse and stop the harm that it represents; peoples jobs and lives depend on it. The intense cold that many Americans are encountering arrives more than a month before the official start of winter on December 2l. To discuss this, we need to keep in mind that weather is what is occurring now. Climate is measured over longer periods, the minimum of which is thirty years and, beyond that, centuries. We are colder these days because the Earth has been in a cooling cycle for 19 years and that cycle...
  • How Climate Alarmists Continue to Hijack Successful Walrus Conservation

    11/13/2014 9:07:48 AM PST · by CedarDave · 6 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jim Steele
    The walrus is another example of improving environmental stewardship. Valued for its oil and ivory tusks, the Pacific walrus was subjected to intense commercial slaughter in the mid 1800s, and by the early 1900s, many worried they would soon go the way of the dinosaurs. Although population estimates have always been highly uncertain, as hunting was progressively limited, Pacific Walrus populations increased from 50,000 to 100,000 animals in the late 1950s to more than 250,000 animals by 1985, and they are believed to have now reached their maximum carrying capacity. As walrus numbers rebounded, they have crowded together at historic...
  • The coming climate onslaught -- President Obama readies a sweeping list of executive actions

    11/12/2014 3:39:06 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | November 11, 2014 | Andrew Restuccia and Erica Martinson
    The Obama administration is set to roll out a series of climate and pollution measures that rivals any presidents environmental actions of the past quarter-century a reality check for Republicans who think last weeks election gave them a mandate to end what they call the White Houses War on Coal. [Snip] The coming rollout includes a Dec. 1 proposal by EPA to tighten limits on smog-causing ozone, which business groups say could be the costliest federal regulation of all time; a final rule Dec. 19 for clamping down on disposal of power plants toxic coal ash; the Jan. 1...
  • Australians bury heads in sand to mock government climate stance

    11/13/2014 4:29:52 AM PST · by Prophet2520 · 25 replies
    euronews ^ | 11/13/2014 | Sue-Lin Wong
    SYDNEY (Reuters) More than 400 protesters stuck their heads in the sand on Australias Bondi Beach on Thursday, mocking the governments reluctance to put climate change on the agenda of a G20 summit this weekend.
  • Where Obama's potential successors stand on climate change

    11/13/2014 2:41:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | November 12, 2014 | Tom McCarthy
    Who in the US decides what gets done or not on climate change policy? The influence of industry, the balance of power in Congress and the popular will all play a role. But the climate deal between China and the United States announced on Tuesday seems to underscore the importance of committed leadership as well. We have to act with more urgency on climate change, President Barack Obama said in his state of the union address this year. Now he has concrete results to show. The question presents itself of how Obamas successor might build on his legacy...
  • US-China Climate Statement Is No Breakthrough

    11/12/2014 9:48:21 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 43 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    From Dr. Benny Peiser and The GWPF:China Pledges To Peak CO2 Emissions – But Only After ‘Around 2030’ Today, the Presidents of the United States and China announced their respective post-2020 actions on climate change, recognizing that these actions are part of the longer range effort to transition to low-carbon economies, mindful of the global temperature goal of 2℃. The United States intends to achieve an economy-wide target of reducing its emissions by 26%-28% below its 2005 level in 2025 and to make best efforts to reduce its emissions by 28%. China intends to achieve the peaking of CO2...
  • Obama's Climate Deal with China is Suicidal

    11/12/2014 4:27:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Wall Street Journal has some details on the Obama deal with the ChiComs and some of the other outrages here that are taking place. "China and the US agree on a set of greenhouse gas emission targets, with Beijing setting a goal for its emissions to peak 'around 2030.' "China and the United States have agreed on a set of ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets, with Beijing setting a goal for its emissions to peak 'around 2030.' It is the first time China, the world's biggest polluter, has set a date for its emissions to stop...
  • Al Gore: Its Time For A National Policy On Food

    11/12/2014 8:45:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    And you’ll never guess why! Well, unless you guessed “global warming,” which is what you did the moment you saw Al Gore’s name. He cannot and will not shut up about it. And I, for one, don’t want him to.Here’s the President of the Environment: It’s time for a national policy on food. Brilliant essay in today’s Washington Post: http://t.co/bvGjpej5wN— Al Gore (@algore) November 9, 2014 If Al Gore thinks it’s brilliant, it must be hilarious. Let’s take a look!
  • Administration Official: Were Ready to Ram Carbon Emissions Deal Through

    11/12/2014 12:55:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 12, 2014 | Rich Tucker
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Leading liberal thinkers such as Thomas Friedman often lament that the U.S. cant be China for a day, with a single day set aside for a dictatorial government to avoid the messiness of democracy and simply impose the radical policies they think are necessary. Perhaps President Obama was inspired, then, by his trip to China. Under an agreement signed Wednesday in Beijing, the United States would cut its 2005 level of carbon emissions by 26-28% before the year 2025. China would peak its carbon emissions by 2030 and will also aim to get 20% of its energy from zero-carbon emission...
  • Boehner, Republicans Blast Surprise Obama-China Climate Deal

    11/12/2014 12:38:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 12, 2014 | AFP
    House Speaker John Boehner warned that President Barack Obama was waging a "crusade" against affordable energy after the United States and China reached agreement Wednesday on curbing greenhouse gas emissions. "This announcement is yet another sign that the president intends to double down on his job-crushing policies no matter how devastating the impact for America's heartland and the country as a whole," Boehner said after Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping inked a landmark agreement at a summit in Beijing. "It is the latest example of the president's crusade against affordable, reliable energy that is already hurting jobs and...
  • With Climate Announcement, Obama Gets a Win -- and Maybe A Second-Term Legacy

    11/12/2014 9:23:35 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 74 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/12/2014 | Chuck Todd
    Pesident Obamas second term in office has been lacking in big achievements. Background checks for gun purchases didnt make it through the Senate. Immigration reform isnt becoming law this Congress, though the president is expected to take executive action on this front. And just last week, Obamas party took a major drubbing in the midterm elections. But there is one potential second-term achievement thats taking more and more shape -- on climate change. The big question, however, is whether Obama can keep it. Late last night, the United States and China announced they had negotiated a sweeping agreement to cut...
  • Fossil Fuels and Morality: If you care about human flourishing, fossil fuels are demonstrably good.

    11/12/2014 8:09:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/12/2014 | Robert Zubrin
    A few more decades of ungoverned fossil-fuel use and we burn up, to put it bluntly. Bill McKibben, leading environmental activist, 1989 I came across this quote, along with many others of comparable value, while reading Alex Epsteins just-published book, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. But Epsteins book is much more than a fantastic collection of such delightfully mad environmentalist pronouncements although that part alone is worth the purchase price. Rather, what Epstein presents is a powerful, systematic, and relentlessly logical philosophical case for the moral value of the fossil-fuel industry, and the fundamentally immoral basis...
  • The coming climate onslaught: President Obama readies a sweeping list of executive actions.

    11/11/2014 11:09:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 11, 2014 | Andrew Restuccia and Erica Martinson
    The Obama administration is set to roll out a series of climate and pollution measures that rivals any presidents environmental actions of the past quarter-century a reality check for Republicans who think last weeks election gave them a mandate to end what they call the White Houses War on Coal. Tied to court-ordered deadlines, legal mandates and international climate talks, the efforts scheduled for the next two months show that President Barack Obama is prepared to spend the remainder of his term unleashing sweeping executive actions to combat global warming. And incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have...
  • Only 6 States NOT Expecting Snow in the Coming Week

    11/11/2014 4:38:41 PM PST · by shove_it · 74 replies
    DrRoySpencer ^ | 11 Nov 2014 | Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
    With the spectacular cold event now spreading over much of the contiguous U.S. (and still expected to bring 30 below zero temperatures in Yellowstone Lake, WY tomorrow morning) the snow forecast for the next 8 days shows only 6 states that should miss snow (graphics courtesy of Weatherbell.com, click for full-size):