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  • Trump to sign executive order unraveling Obama's climate record

    03/27/2017 9:51:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 27, 2017 | Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis
    President Donald Trump will take the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor's environmental record Tuesday, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions. The sweeping executive order also seeks to lift a moratorium on federal coal leasing and remove the requirement that federal officials consider the impact of climate change when making decisions.
  • U.S. EIA: “Record Precipitation, Snowpack in California”

    03/27/2017 9:27:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | March 22, 2017 | David Middleton
    Guest post by David MiddletonSource: U.S. Department of Agriculture Drought Monitor MARCH 22, 2017Record precipitation, snowpack in California expected to increase hydro generation in 2017 For the first time since 2011, California’s drought is significantly weakening—a result of one of the wettest winters on record. California has experienced record levels of precipitation this winter, and unlike last winter, cooler temperatures over the 2016–2017 winter season have enabled the precipitation to build up snowpack (the total accumulated snow and ice on the ground). High precipitation and snowpack levels, both of which supply hydroelectric generators throughout the year, suggest that hydroelectric...
  • DELINGPOLE: Scott Pruitt Is Failing to Drain the Swamp at the EPA

    03/27/2017 4:17:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 27 Mar 2017 | James Delingpole
    President Trump’s attempts to drain the swamp are being undermined by one of his key administrators. President Trump’s attempts to drain the swamp are being undermined by one of his key administrators. Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is more interested in building his political career than he is taking on the Green Blob, insiders report. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Pruitt is also said to be behind attempts to remove at least one of the key phrases from the president’s long-awaited Executive Order on the environment.It concerns a proposal to repeal the EPA’s Endangerment Finding on CO2 (the disastrous, unscientific, job-killing ruling...
  • Scaring Silly People

    03/26/2017 11:25:27 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | March 26, 2017 | Wild Bill For America
    "Danger, danger! Run for your lives!" A report was issued on November 22nd that the Arctic Ocean is warming up. Pointing to radical change in climate conditions, and, listen to this, the report said that within a few years it is predicted that, due to ice melt, the seas will rise and make most coastal communities uninhabitable. Sound familiar? Hello, everyone, Wild Bill for America here and THAT frightening report was issued in 1922. Ah, the politics of getting money and votes from frightened and silly people goes back quite a ways.
  • Oh Damn, I Missed “Earth Hour”

    03/26/2017 7:18:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 27 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-26-17 | MOTUS
    It was last night, at 8:30 PM local time, so there would be no math involved. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5With all due respect to “Earth Hour” advocates let’s harness the power of electricity and use it to hear instead from Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics, University of Guelph, Canada: Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty and backwardness. By repudiating the greatest engine of liberation it becomes an hour devoted to anti-humanism. It encourages the sanctimonious gesture of turning off trivial appliances for a trivial amount of time, in deference to some ill-defined...
  • Media Touts A New Study Blaming Diabetes Epidemic On Global Warming

    03/22/2017 1:59:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 22, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The media is touting a new study claiming global warming could be, at least in part, to blame for the "diabetes epidemic" sweeping the globe. "When it gets warmer, there is higher incidence of diabetes," Lisanne Blauw, a Ph.D. candidate at the Netherlands-based Einthoven Laboratory and the study's lead author, told The Huffington Post Tuesday. "It's important to realize global warming has further effects on our health, not only on the climate," Blauw said.
  • The ‘Cornerstone’ Of Interior Dept’s Climate Strategy May Waste Millions On Duplicative Research

    03/22/2017 7:07:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/21/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Science centers that were supposed to be the “cornerstone” of the Department of the Interior’s “climate change response strategy” don’t have the proper controls in place to prevent wasteful spending, according to an internal audit. The inspector general’s office found Interior Department’s climate science centers (CSC) and landscape conservation cooperatives (LCC) could be wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on duplicative research grants. “We found that CSCs and LCCs had no formal process to coordinate the prevention of duplication in research grants, which could limit accessibility of information by Federal, State, local, and private-sector decisionmakers and place DOI at increased risk...
  • GOP Groups Call Carbon Tax A Free Market Solution To Climate Change

    03/21/2017 5:39:08 PM PDT · by moonhawk · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Chris White
    GOP Groups Call Carbon Tax A Free Market Solution To Climate Change CHRIS WHITE 11:15 AM 03/20/2017 Various conservative groups are ramping up efforts to promote what they call “free enterprise” policies to wrestle the climate change warrior title from Democrats. GOP-affiliated groups, such as ConservAmerica and republicEn, are doubling efforts to recruit Republican lawmakers to work on rebutting President Donald Trump’s climate skepticism. They are also hoping to hijack the Democrats’ traditional stranglehold on the environmental movement. Their primary goal is to use what they believe are free market solutions to so-called man-made global warming to entice Republican colleagues...
  • 'Extreme and unusual' climate trends continue after record 2016

    03/21/2017 11:27:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | March 21, 2017 | By Matt McGrath
    In the atmosphere, the seas and around the poles, climate change is reaching disturbing new levels across the Earth. That's according to a detailed global analysis from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It says that 2016 was not only the warmest year on record, but it saw atmospheric CO2 rise to a new high, while Arctic sea ice recorded a new winter low. "This increase in global temperature is consistent with other changes occurring in the climate system," said WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas. "Globally averaged sea-surface temperatures were also the warmest on record, global sea-levels continued to rise, and Arctic...
  • Stephen Hawking: "I may not be welcome" in Trump's America

    03/20/2017 11:29:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | March 20, 2017 | Judith Vonberg, CNN
    British scientist Stephen Hawking fears he "may not be welcome" in the United States now that Donald Trump is President. In an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain on Monday, Hawking described President Trump's election as "a definite swing to a right-wing" and a "more authoritarian approach." He was especially critical of the appointment of Scott Pruitt, "a man who does not believe that carbon dioxide causes climate change," as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. "He should replace Scott Pruitt at the Environment Protection Agency," Hawking told ITV. "Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and...
  • Conservative Darrell Issa turns to the left

    03/19/2017 10:08:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 18, 2017 | Martin Wisckol
    Darrell Issa, who built a reputation in Congress as an imposing conservative attack dog, has got a brand new bag. With Democrats closing in on his seat last fall, Issa mailed a campaign ad praising President Barack Obama for signing a victims rights bill Issa supported -- the same Obama he unrelentingly criticized while serving as the high-profile chairman of the House Oversight Committee. The pro-life congressman, who squeaked out reelection to a ninth term by 0.7 percentage points, told constituents at a town hall March 11 that he opposed fellow Republicans’ call to defund Planned Parenthood. Despite a lifetime...
  • Discounting Away the Social Cost of Carbon: The Fast Lane to Undoing Obama’s Climate Regulations

    03/18/2017 7:38:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | March 15, 2017 | David Middleton
    Guest post by David Middleton Trump to Drop Climate Change From Environmental Reviews, Source Says by Jennifer A Dlouhy March 14, 2017, 1:06 PM CDT Directive to reverse Obama-era mandate for agency actions Clean Power Plan, methane rules and coal halt also addressed President Donald Trump is set to sign a sweeping directive to dramatically shrink the role climate change plays in decisions across the government, ranging from appliance standards to pipeline approvals, according to a person familiar with the administration’s plan.The order, which could be signed this week, goes far beyond a targeted assault on Obama-era measures blocking coal...
  • White House: Climate funding is ‘a waste of your money’

    03/18/2017 7:09:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/324358-white-house-says-climate-funding-is-a-waste-of-your-money ^ | March 16, 2017 | By Devin Henry retitled then copied, pasted by Eric Worrall onto another site
    By US Government – Office of Congressman Mick Mulvaney, Public Domain, LinkGuest essay by Eric WorrallWhite House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney answering questions at a press conference, explained that the reason the President wants to slash climate funding is he considers such funding to be a waste of money. White House: Climate funding is ‘a waste of your money’BY DEVIN HENRY – 03/16/17 03:58 PM EDTThe White House on Thursday defended a proposal to slash federal funding for climate change programs, calling it “a waste of your money.”“I think the president was fairly straightforward on that:...
  • Paris climate treaty dead

    03/18/2017 5:36:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 18, 2017 | Lorrie Goldstein
    While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will never admit it, the 2015 Paris climate treaty Canada signed with great fanfare died last week.It died because of the release of U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget plan.While Trump has to get it through the U.S. Congress, which means parts of it are unlikely to survive, his clear intention to gut U.S. climate change policy by dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency spells the death knell for the Paris treaty.Trump is proposing deeper cuts to the EPA than any other government agency, reducing its $8.2 billion budget by 31%, laying off 19% of its...
  • The Social Cost of Carbon Regulations

    03/18/2017 7:08:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    “If you could pick just one thing to reduce poverty, by far you would pick energy,” Bill Gates has said. “Access to energy is absolutely fundamental in the struggle against poverty,” World Bank VP Rachel Kyte and Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen agree. The UN Development Program calls energy “central to poverty reduction.” And International Energy Agency Executive Director Dr. Fatih Birol notes that “coal is raising living standards and lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.” In fact, all fossil fuels are doing so.  Indeed, fossil fuels created the modern world and the housing, transportation, other...
  • Monty Python’s Eric Idle wants to put climate change deniers on trial in a world court

    03/16/2017 9:45:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 88 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 15, 2017 | William A.
    On Wednesday night, Eric Idle, known to many Monty Python fans as Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot, took aim at climate change deniers. "I think that denying climate change is a crime against humanity. And they should be held accountable in a World Court."
  • OMB Director Mulvaney: Climate Change Research ‘A Waste of Your Money’

    03/16/2017 6:59:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 16 Mar 2017
    Thursday at the White House press briefing while answering questions about President Donald Trump’s “America First Budget,” Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney called climate change research “a waste of your money” regarding proposed cuts in that area. “Again, this comes back to the President’s business person view of government, which is if you took over this as a CEO and you look at this on a spreadsheet, and you go, ‘Why do we have all of these facilities? Why do we have seven when we can do the same job with three? Won’t that save money?'” he...
  • Trump’s Defense Secretary Cites Climate Change as National Security Challenge

    03/15/2017 8:27:50 PM PDT · by pissant · 125 replies
    Pro-Publica ^ | 3.14.17 | Andy Revkin
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis has asserted that climate change is real, and a threat to American interests abroad and the Pentagon’s assets everywhere, a position that appears at odds with the views of the president who appointed him and many in the administration in which he serves. In unpublished written testimony provided to the Senate Armed Services Committee after his confirmation hearing in January, Mattis said it was incumbent on the U.S. military to consider how changes like open-water routes in the thawing Arctic and drought in global trouble spots can pose challenges for troops and defense planners. He...
  • Doctors join forces, warn climate change is harming our health

    03/15/2017 5:12:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 15, 2017 | Mary Brophy Marcus
    Climate change isn’t just happening in the Arctic Circle and Antarctica where more ice is melting year after year. Its impact is being felt right here at home, and it’s posing a threat to the health of millions of Americans, say doctors representing 11 top U.S. medical societies. They are joining forces in Washington, D.C., today to speak out about the health risks posed by climate change.
  • 5 Ways to Teach About Climate Change in Your Classroom

    03/15/2017 2:02:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    National Education Association ^ | March 14, 2017 | Mary Ellen Flannery
    Here’s a fact: In 2016, Earth reached its highest temperature on record, trouncing the record set just a year earlier in 2015, which beat the previous record set in 2014. Our planet is warming, and its temperatures are fast heading toward levels that scientists believe will threaten humans and the natural world. Another fact: Educators need to help students learn about climate change, caused by human activity. But how do we do it in a way that engages and inspires them?
  • Study: Climate change research is without publication bias

    03/15/2017 12:56:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | March 15, 2017 | By Brooks Hays
    A new survey confirms climate change research published in peer-reviewed scientific journals is untainted by so-called publication bias. If a study's conclusion, not the quality of its content, impacts whether or not it gets published, the partiality is referred to as "publication bias." Some have claimed publication bias explains the dearth of studies challenging the man-made climate change consensus. A new study by scientists at Lund University in Sweden suggests the consensus -- that global warming is happening, and happening as a result of greenhouse emissions -- is based on a sober analysis and reporting of the facts, not collusion...
  • Defense Secretary Mattis: 'Climate change' is a national security threat

    03/15/2017 8:33:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/15/2017 | Paul Bedard
    In a clash with President Trump's environmental team, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has declared that climate change is a threat to national security and one military planners must consider in drawing up strategies. According to a report from ProPublica, Mattis told Democratic senators that climate change is real and "can be a driver of instability." His position, at odds with President Trump and his Environmental Protection Agency chief, came in answers to questions from senators following his confirmation hearing. They were released to ProPublica which reached out to the White House and Pentagon for comment without success. _____________________________________________ Andy Revkin...
  • Rex Tillerson Allegedly Used An Alias Email To Discuss Climate Change While At Exxon

    03/14/2017 9:33:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 3/13/2017 | Mike Hayes
    The New York Attorney General’s Office is investigating whether ExxonMobil made “significant misrepresentations” about the risks posed by climate change to its shareholders.
  • World Leaders Conspire To Keep Trump In The Paris Climate Agreement

    03/13/2017 10:19:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/13/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    European leaders are quietly building a coalition of countries to pressure the Trump administration to not withdraw from the Paris agreement and meeting with White House officials, looking for the right argument to sway the U.S. president. A coalition led by Germany, France and Italy has reached out to “Canada and China, as well as African, Latin American and small island states,” according to Politico, to form a group of “like-minded” countries to take advantage of a divided White House. Diplomats have even spoken to White House officials, framing participation in the United Nations climate deal as a boon for...
  • Ugh (Euro Snowfall Forecast for upcoming East Coast Snowstorm)

    03/12/2017 2:25:08 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 71 replies
    Both the Euro and GFS are showing stonger storms in closer to the coast, so this could well become reality.
  • Nor’easter: March snowstorm targets Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

    03/11/2017 4:42:15 AM PST · by metmom · 101 replies
    The Weather Network ^ | March 10,2017 | Dalia Ibrahim
    Friday, March 10, 2017, 5:55 - Parts of the Northeast are primed for significant snow threats through midweek next week as Canadian Arctic air spills south. A clipper system is forecast to descend form the Canadian Prairies this weekend bringing light snow to the Upper Midwest. As the low interacts with the sub-tropical moisture in the Southeast, it will begin to significantly intensify Monday and Tuesday. Early models indicate areas north of Virginia could see the highest snowfall accumulations Monday through Wednesday, while areas farther south will see mostly rain. “The threat of heavy snow greatly increases for Pennsylvania, New...
  • UNFCCC’s 25 year long process of climate speculation built upon a foundation of conjecture

    03/10/2017 9:28:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | March 7, 2017 | Guest essay by Lawrence Hamlin
    The February 23, 2017 Petition sent to President Trump signed by Dr. Richard Lindzen and more than 300 eminent scientists, engineers and other qualified and knowledgeable experts requesting that the U.S. withdraw from the UNFCCC  reflects yet another significant effort by hundreds of scientists and other experts to expose to our Government leadership and public the deeply flawed scientific foundation underlying the politics of global government driven climate alarmism. The UNFCCC was adopted in May 1992 in New York and entered force in March 1994 with 189 UN member states having ratifying the agreement by December 2008.Article 2 of the...
  • EPA chief: Carbon dioxide not primary cause of warming

    03/10/2017 9:36:14 AM PST · by Lorianne · 38 replies
    Associated Press (AP) ^ | 09 March 2017 | Matthew Daly
    The new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus and his own agency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said measuring the effect of human activity on the climate is "very challenging" and that "there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact" of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. "So, no, I would not agree that (carbon dioxide) is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see," Pruitt told CNBC's "Squawk Box." Pruitt's view is contrary to...
  • Lindzen responds to the MIT letter objecting to his petition to Trump to withdraw from the UNFCC.

    03/09/2017 8:53:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | March 9, 201 | Anthony Watts 7
    Apparently, MIT didn’t like its name being used in petition to Trump. Dr. Richard Lindzen responds to that letter.March 9, 2017President Donald Trump The White House Washington, DCDear Mr. President:On 2 March, 2017, members of the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate (PAOC) sent a public letter to the White House, contesting the Petition I circulated. The Petition, signed by over 330 scientists from around the world so far, called for governments to withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).Since MIT’s administration has made the climate issue a major focus for the Institute, with...
  • From the No [bleep], Sherlock Files: “On Climate Change, Pruitt Contradicts EPA’s Own Website”

    03/09/2017 8:41:23 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | March 9, 2017 | Guest post by David Middleton
    Guest post by David Middleton EPA chief Scott Pruitt, speaking on CNBC Thursday morning, made one of his strongest statements yet rejecting the science of human-caused climate change.“I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,” Pruitt said on the program “Squawk Box.”“But we don’t know that yet,” he continued. “We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis.”Pruitt’s statements fly...
  • Cold extermination: One of greatest mass extinctions was due to an ice age

    03/07/2017 8:42:06 AM PST · by conejo99 · 24 replies
    Science News ^ | 03/06/2017 | Université de Genève
    Earth has known several mass extinctions over the course of its history. One of the most important happened at the Permian-Triassic boundary 250 million years ago. Over 95% of marine species disappeared and, up until now, scientists have linked this extinction to a significant rise in Earth temperatures. But researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, working alongside the University of Zurich, discovered that this extinction took place during a short ice age which preceded the global climate warming.
  • [California] Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill banning state funds for coal projects

    08/26/2016 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 43 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 08/26/2016 | David DeBolt
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a strong stand against coal on Friday, approving an East Bay lawmaker's bill to ban state funding for coal-related projects. In signing state Sen. Loni Hancock's bill, the governor also praised the Oakland City Council for voting to ban transportation of the ore through its city and encouraged other cities to do the same. "Other localities should follow suit -- and the state should, too -- to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate the shipment of coal through all California ports, Brown wrote in a signing message.
  • The James Baker-George Shultz Carbon-Tax Plan Is a Bad Deal for Americans

    02/14/2017 10:49:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2017 | Rupert Darwall
    The fact that it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make it any more economically palatable. Madness is rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule — Friedrich Nietzsche ‘Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Barack Obama declared after Democrats’ disastrous losses in the 2010 midterm elections. That shellacking finally killed off the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. From it was born the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and the Obama administration’s war on coal, in turn a contributory factor to Donald Trump’s election and Republicans’...
  • White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency

    03/06/2017 12:41:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2017 | Steven Mufson, Jason Samenow and Brady Dennis
    The Trump administration is seeking to slash the budget of one of the government’s premier climate science agencies by 17 percent, delivering steep cuts to research funding and satellite programs, according to a four-page budget memo obtained by The Washington Post. The proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would also eliminate funding for a variety of smaller programs, including external research, coastal management, estuary reserves and “coastal resilience,” which seeks to bolster the ability of coastal areas to withstand major storms and rising seas. NOAA is part of the Commerce Department, which would be hit by an overall 18 percent budget reduction from...
  • Trump Administration Not Returning Calls From the UN Climate Boss

    03/05/2017 9:17:54 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 3/3/2017 | Eric Worrall
    UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa has complained in public that Rex Tillerson, President Trump’s Secretary of State, hasn’t responded to her request for a meeting. Oh the horror – UN climate bureaucrats taking a back seat to issues like international terrorism, badly designed job destroying trade agreements, dangerous global flash points, rogue states attempting to arm themselves with nuclear weapons…
  • Let’s Talk About The ‘97% Consensus’ On Global Warming

    03/05/2017 7:07:39 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/5/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    We’ve heard it time and time again: “97 percent of scientists agree global warming is real and man-made.” Question one aspect of the global warming “consensus” and politicians and activists immediately whip out the figure. “You disagree with 97 percent of scientists?” The 97 percent figure was often used by the Obama administration to bolster its case for phasing out fossil fuels, and President Barack Obama himself used the figure to undercut his critics. NASA even cites studies purporting to show near-unanimous agreement on the issue. More recently, Newsweek included this figure in an article fretting about “climate deniers” in...
  • California Snowpack 185% of normal, another big snow on the way

    03/03/2017 9:05:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | / 12 hours ago March 3, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    From the “California is in a permanent drought due to climate change – because we said so” department comes this good news from NASA, CA DWR, and NOAA From NASA:Abundant Snowpack Blankets the Sierra NevadaMarch 3, 2017 Snowpack on the Sierra Nevada provides one-third of the water consumed by California citizens, farmers, and businesses each year. For the first time in at least five years, there should be more than enough of it.According to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the water stored as snow in the Sierra Nevada range was 185 percent of the long-term average for the...
  • Pro-Abort Vatican Speaker: Decreasing Population by 6 Billion Would Have a ‘Pro-Life Effect.’

    03/03/2017 6:14:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/2/17 | Jeanne Smits
    March 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Ridding the world of 6 billion people to bring the population down to 1 billion would have an “overall pro-life effect,” a pro-abortion population control advocate told the press two days before delivering his speech at a Vatican-run conference on saving the natural world. “A world population of around a billion would have an overall pro-life effect,” The Guardian indirectly quoted Sanford biologist Paul Ehrlich as saying. “This could be supported for many millennia and sustain many more human lives in the long term compared with our current uncontrolled growth and prospect of sudden collapse,”...
  • Trump poised to lift federal coal ban, other green rules - White House

    03/01/2017 10:50:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | March 1, 2017
    March 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will target a handful of Obama-era green regulations, including a federal coal mining ban and an initiative forcing states to cut carbon emissions, in an executive order as soon as next week a White House official told Reuters on Wednesday. Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress are seeking to unravel former Democratic President Barack Obama's initiatives to combat global climate change, which they say are costly for U.S. business and have hampered drilling and mining without providing any clear benefits.
  • With Climate Change, California Is Likely To See More Extreme Flooding

    02/28/2017 12:18:54 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    NPR ^ | February 28, 2017 | by Lauren Sommer
    Californians are in shock that after five years of too little water, the problem now is too much. Some are calling this a wake-up call for California as climate change could bring similar damage. But this shouldn't be a surprise, says Noah Diffenbaugh, a climate scientist at Stanford University. "It's actually exactly what has been predicted by scientists for at least 30 years," he says. He says California is likely to see more extreme flooding with climate change. And the reason is pretty simple. If it's warmer, storms produce more rain instead of snow. But that's not what California's water...
  • Obama administration neglected priorities to focus on climate change, new EPA chief says

    02/26/2017 5:44:48 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | David Sherfinski
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Saturday said the Obama administration neglected would-be department priorities to pursue a climate change agenda and hinted that a rollback of some regulations could be announced as soon as next week. “I wanted to send a message to those at the agency — there are some very important things that the EPA does for this country,” Mr. Pruitt said on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference. “There are air quality issues and water quality issues that cross state line[s].” “There’s some very important work to protect and provide leadership …...
  • Rock strata dating suggests planetary orbital effects on climate

    02/26/2017 5:21:35 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | / 2 days ago February 24, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    From the University of WisconsinFrom rocks in Colorado, evidence of a ‘chaotic solar system’Plumbing a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary rock in Colorado, a team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Northwestern University has found evidence confirming a critical theory of how the planets in our solar system behave in their orbits around the sun.Alternating layers of shale and limestone near Big Bend, Texas, characteristic of the rock laid down at the bottom of a shallow ocean during the late Cretaceous period. The rock holds definitive geologic evidence that the planets in our solar system behave...
  • California’s past megafloods – and the coming ARkStorm

    02/25/2017 7:47:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies
    Watts up with Thar? ^ | / 1 week ago February 17, 2017 | Guest Blogger
    Guest Essay By Larry Kummer. Posted at the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: To boost our fear, activists and journalists report the weather with amnesia about the past. Ten year records become astonishing events; weather catastrophes of 50 or 100 years ago are forgotten. It makes for good clickbait but cripples our ability to prepare for the inevitable. California’s history of floods and droughts gives a fine example — if we listen to the US Geological Survey’s reminder of past megafloods, and their warning of the coming ARkStorm. ” A 43-day storm that began in December 1861 put central and southern...
  • A new culprit for climate change is found, but it’s not of this Earth

    02/24/2017 5:55:33 AM PST · by Moltke · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 24, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Since the media is all aflutter over proposed changes to the EPA and various climate-based regulations, we may as well visit (or revisit) the debate on climate change. Is it the result of activities of man or simply the normal patterns of changes in the Earth’s complicated biosphere? Some claim that it’s a combination of the two. But now, a team of astrophysicists has released new data which seems to support a decades-old theory which places the blame, shall we say, a bit further away. Since a picture is worth 1000 words, here’s a hint: That’s right. The actual culprit...
  • Hundreds of Scientists BEG Trump to END U.N. Climate Change Agreement

    02/24/2017 1:16:46 PM PST · by davikkm · 21 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    Over 300 scientists have requested that President Trump withdraw from the Paris Agreement which is a radical climate change agenda that was put into effect under the Obama Administration according to a report from the Washington Times. Leading the charge from the scientific community against the Paris Agreement is MIT professor emeritus Richard Lindzen who has delivered sharp criticisms about the agreement. Mr. Lindzen challenges the climate change narrative by saying that carbon dioxide is “plant food, not poison.”
  • A new culprit for climate change is found, but it’s not of this Earth

    02/24/2017 8:38:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Since the media is all aflutter over proposed changes to the EPA and various climate-based regulations, we may as well visit (or revisit) the debate on climate change. Is it the result of activities of man or simply the normal patterns of changes in the Earth’s complicated biosphere? Some claim that it’s a combination of the two. But now, a team of astrophysicists has released new data which seems to support a decades-old theory which places the blame, shall we say, a bit further away. Since a picture is worth 1000 words, here’s a hint:That’s right. The actual culprit...
  • Kushner, Ivanka Trump Pushed to Remove Words Critical of Climate Deal From Executive Order

    02/23/2017 9:42:45 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Amy Harder and Peter Nicholas
    WASHINGTON—At the request of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his wife, Ivanka Trump, language critical of a global climate deal was struck from an executive order that Mr. Trump is planning to sign soon, according to multiple people familiar with the move. Mr. Trump is expected to sign within days at least two executive orders that will begin the process of trying to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s climate and environmental regulations. Mr. Kushner, a senior adviser to Mr. Trump, and Ms. Trump, the president’s eldest daughter, intervened to strike language about the climate deal from an earlier...
  • Ivanka, Jared Intervened To Strip Language Critical Of The Paris Climate Accords Out Of ...

    02/23/2017 7:55:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/17 | Michael Bastasch
    First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, intervened to get a pending executive order stripped of language critical of an international climate agreement signed by President Barack Obama.Kushner and Ivanka “intervened to strike language about the climate deal from an earlier draft of the executive order,” sources familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.Ivanka and her husband “have been considered a moderating influence on the White House’s position on climate change and environmental issues,” WSJ reports. Now, the executive order will have no mention of the so-called Paris agreement.President Donald Trump is expected...
  • Environmental hypocrites protesting against oil pipeline, burned oil to keep themselves warm!

    02/22/2017 6:49:40 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 22, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Environmental hypocrites who were protesting against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, burned oil to keep themselves warm! They also left enough litter to fill more than 250 garbage trucks! Environmental hypocrites who were protesting against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, burned oil to keep themselves warm!They also left enough litter to fill more than 250 garbage trucks!Fox News writes of this: (the bolding is mine)What was once a bustling makeshift city is now a largely abandoned garbage pit. Teepees and yurts, thousands of sheets of plywood and tents, kerosene and propane stoves, diesel and gasoline generators, food, clothing, cars and mountains...
  • Congress Slashes Funding For NASA’s Global Warming Research

    02/21/2017 9:16:00 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/20/17 | Andrew Follett
    The U.S. Senate passed legislation recently cutting funding for NASA’s global warming research. The House is expected to pass the bill, and President Trump will likely sign it. Supporters say it “re-balances” NASA’s budget back toward space exploration and away from global warming and earth science research. Republicans plan to end the more than $2 billion NASA spends on its Earth Science Mission Directorate. “By rebalancing, I’d like for more funds to go into space exploration; we’re not going to zero out earth sciences,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, who chairs the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, told...