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  • Global Warming, Empty Gestures

    12/18/2014 6:37:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    I have a theory as to why Americans don't worry all that much about global warming: High-profile purveyors of climate change don't push for reductions in greenhouse gases so much as focus on berating people who do not agree with their opinions. They call themselves champions of "the science" yet focus on ideology more than tangible results. Their language is downright evangelical. Recently, science guy Bill Nye joined other experts who objected to the media's use of the term "climate skeptic." They released a statement that concluded, "Please stop using the word 'skeptic' to describe deniers." Deniers? Like Judas? Why,...
  • When you lose weight, where does the fat go? It turns into carbon dioxide.

    12/17/2014 8:43:25 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 47 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 12/16/2014 | University of New South Wales
    The most common misconception among doctors, dieticians and personal trainers is that the missing mass has been converted into energy or heat. "There is surprising ignorance and confusion about the metabolic process of weight loss," says Professor Andrew Brown, head of the UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. "The correct answer is that most of the mass is breathed out as carbon dioxide. It goes into thin air," says the study's lead author, Ruben Meerman, a physicist and Australian TV science presenter. ------------------- The second most frequently asked question is whether weight loss can cause global warming.
  • The Josh-WUWT 2015 Climate Skeptics Calendar is now available

    12/16/2014 11:29:35 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Here is your chance again to join “Josh of the Month Club”. Samples follow.After the great response we had the last two years, Josh has sent his artwork across the pond to provide a special WUWT calendar for USA and Canadian readers again this year. It contains artwork more centric to issues here on this side of the pond, along with some cartoons never before published on WUWT.These make great Christmas gifts for yourself, your friends, or some of those special people like Mike Mann that need some cheer and enlightenment. Recall that Dr. Mann turned our simple gift...
  • Hot New Book: Climate Change: The Facts 2014 ($AUD)*

    12/16/2014 10:49:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Jjoannenova.com.au ^ | December 16th, 2014 | Joanne
    Hot New Book: Steyn, Delingpole, Bolt, Carter, Plimer, Lindzen, Lawson, Watts, Nova Too many big names too list, andall in one book, edited by Alan Moran and published by the IPA. Im am just tickled, delighted to be one of the authors.The proper headline should include Ross McKitrick, Willie Soon, Pat Michaels, Garth Paltridge, Kesten Green, Stewart Franks, Christopher Essex, Jennifer Marohasy and John Abbott. Not to forget the great writers Rupert Darwall, and Donna LaFramboise. JoAn excerpt:Shh, dont mention the water To state the bleeding obvious, Earth is a Water Planet. Water dominates everything and its infernally complicated. Water...
  • Yak Dung Is Making Climate Change Worse ... And theres no easy solution.

    12/15/2014 10:35:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | December 4, 2014 | Eric Holthaus
    It gets pretty cold this time of year in Tibet. For centuries, the solution to this problem was a win-win: just burn that huge pile of yak dung thats been accumulating all summer. For millions of nomadic Tibetans, its a system that works. But that system comes at a hefty cost. Tibetan homes have some of the worst indoor air pollution in the world, and the soot the dung fires release is a big contributor to climate change. Yak dung, when used as fuel, is arguably dirtier than coal but is definitely much cheaper. Particulate pollution from burning animal dung...
  • At UN climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier

    12/14/2014 6:17:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    myway.com AP ^ | Dec 14, 5:08 PM (ET) | KARL RITTER
    LIMA, Peru (AP) A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up progress can be overcome with a year to go before a landmark pact is supposed to be adopted in Paris.
  • To 'Beat' Climate Change, the U.S. Will Pick Up the World's Tab

    12/12/2014 6:49:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    RCM ^ | 12/12/2014 | Tom Tanton
    Representatives from the U.S. and 195 other countries are meeting in Lima, Peru for the 20th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, hoping to lay the foundation for a major treaty to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. But evidence shows this is the wrong approach to address climate change and negotiators would be better off focusing on market competition and innovation, which have proven able to reduce emissions intensity and promote economic growth. The U.S. is seeking an agreement based on voluntary reductions in carbon dioxide emissions by each nation. In an attempt...
  • EPA uses Jonathan Gruber tactic to impose harmful regulations

    12/12/2014 5:35:52 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Lack of transparency was really critical to getting it passed, former Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber explained. The Democrats cleverly exploited the American voters lack of economic understanding. Now President Obamas Environmental Protection Agency is using secretive, duplicitous science, and exploiting peoples lack of scientific understanding, to impose punitive regulations cleverly labeled the clean power plan. The agency claims the clean power plan will prevent dangerous manmade climate change by reducing carbon dioxide and encouraging greater use of renewable energy. Its real goal is forcing coal-fired power plants to reduce operations significantly or shut down entirely. The EPA also claims that...
  • Red States Are Getting a New Shade of Redder-people who deny climate change most likely to suffer

    12/12/2014 1:28:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | December 12, 2014 | Joshua Zaffos
    ".....Yuma,Colorado, a farming town of 3,500 people near the Kansas border, celebrated last month as homegrown Republican Cory Gardner was elected to the U.S. Senate. Gardner, a high school football player and the son of a farm equipment dealer, defeated incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to help the GOP gain control of the Senate in the second-most expensive congressional race of all time.Gardner represented Colorados 4th Congressional District for four years, an expansive territory that covers the mostly flat and rural eastern third of the state. Farmers there mostly grow corn to feed cattle, and water comes from the quickly...
  • Time to Tackle Global Warming Running Out, Pope Tells Climate Summit

    12/11/2014 5:35:18 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 59 replies
    Catholic Register (Catholic News Service) ^ | December 12, 2014 00:16 GMT | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY - Tackling the problem of climate change is a serious ethical and moral responsibility, Pope Francis told negotiators from around the world meeting for a climate summit in Lima, Peru. "The time to find global solutions is running out. We can find adequate solutions only if we act together and unanimously," he said in a written message to Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru's minister of the environment and host president of the 20th UN Climate Change Conference. Thousands of negotiators from 195 countries gathered for the meeting in Lima Dec. 1-12 to hammer out details of a new international agreement...
  • How a Greenpeace stunt in Peru drives home the global climate divide

    12/11/2014 6:40:06 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-10-2014 | Nick Miroff
    When the stunt-planners at Greenpeace sent teams of activists to trespass this week at Peru's Nazca archeological site, they must have thought their bumper-sticker messaging would look good on a Facebook page next to the 2,000-year-old geodesic drawings. After all, the group is known for stringing banners from bridges and skyscrapers to draw attention to its environmental campaigns, and with U.N. climate talks taking place in Lima this week, the activists clearly wanted to make an impact. And so they have. The impact of their footprints on the fragile desert site, in fact, will last "hundreds or thousands of years,"...
  • A Climate Idea Comes of Age: Zero Emissions

    12/10/2014 3:24:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 10, 2014 | By KARL RITTER
    Pulling a worn, yellowed copy of the 1992 U.N. climate change convention from her handbag, Farhana Yamin points to the paragraph that states its goal: To stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous warming. It doesn't provide any guidance on how to do that. But Yamin does. And, in a historic first, dozens of governments now embrace her prescription. The global climate pact set for adoption in Paris next year should phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, says the London-based environmental lawyer. "In your lifetime, emissions have to go to zero. That's a message people...
  • Gender Equality Must Guide 2015 Climate Change Deal

    12/10/2014 11:52:54 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 18 replies
    Reuters LIMA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) via Yahoo News ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Megan Rowling, Reuters
    [Barf Alert] Gender equality must guide 2015 climate deal, U.N. envoy says By Megan Rowling, Reuters LIMA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gender equality must be a key part of a new global climate change deal due to be reached in Paris next year even though achieving it will be a struggle, U.N. climate envoy Mary Robinson said on Tuesday. The former Irish president said the 2015 agreement should drive climate policies that take both women's and men's needs into account and must include gender equality as a guiding principle. [excerpt. hurl here]
  • Climate change summit takes political twist

    12/10/2014 6:24:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | December 10, 2014 | By Fermn Koop
    The real part of the climate change negotiations started yesterday in Lima. Bolivian President Evo Morales took the spotlight at the United Nations summit as he pointed the finger at developed countries for their responsibility for climate change and suggested creating a world court to judge climate crimes. Developing countries are the ones that struggle the most because of climate change even though they are the least responsible for it, Evo Morales said, speaking alongside UN heads and several ministers. After 30 years of negotiations, we havent reached any important climate change agreement. We have failed and now we are...
  • Climate Catastrophe

    12/10/2014 4:20:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2014 | John Stossel
    People argue about whether the "consensus" of scientists is that we face disaster because of global warming. Instead of debating whether man's greenhouse gasses will raise temperatures, we should argue about how we gauge disasters. If you take most environmentalists and climate scientists at their word, the Earth heated up about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit over the past century, not much more than it heated up the century before that. Warming may increase, but no one can be certain of that. Let's agree for the sake of argument that this recent warming was partly caused by humanity. Let's also agree that...
  • I Think Yahoo Weather Is Gaslighting Me On The Temperature (iPhone)

    12/08/2014 11:03:13 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 50 replies
    12/8/14 | Self (VANITY)
    I have noticed over the last few months that the temperature I get for my location from Yahoo Weather on my iPhone is running 3-4 degrees F higher than the actual temperature that I observe through my own equipment or on various thermometers around town. For instance, right now it is 29 degrees F, the puddles are frozen, and the termometer outside my window, the radio and the bank across the street all agree that it is 29 degrees F. But my iPhone is telling me it is 34 degrees. If this just happened from time to time, I would...
  • Report Downplays Role of Global Warming in California Drought

    12/08/2014 6:03:15 PM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    National Geographic News ^ | December 8, 2014 | Brian Clark Howard
    California's ongoing drought is due primarily to natural variability in the Pacific Ocean, not human-induced global warming, a government report released Monday argues. But whether that variation in ocean conditions is truly "natural" or is driven by a changing climate remains a major matter of debate among scientists. The new study, conducted by Columbia University for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), concludes that "natural oceanic and atmospheric patterns are the primary drivers behind California's ongoing drought," according to a NOAA press release. Human-induced climate change, on the other hand, was not found to be a significant factor, concludes...
  • Good news. Australia say NO to UN Green Climate Fund bypasses Green Gravy Train

    12/07/2014 9:34:17 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | December 5th, 2014 | Joanne
    Good news. The Australian government is cutting out the enviro-middlemen, saying No to one $11 billion Green Blob.Australia stands as the only wealthy country to have ruled out a contribution to the United Nations Green Climate Fund. As of last week, the fund had received pledges from 22 countries totalling $US9.6 billion ($A11.2 billion) against an initial funding target of $US10 billion.The UN money making scheme was never about the poor or the environment. If it was they wouldnt be wasting aid on so-called clean energy subsidies, which wont change the weather:The fund is a new financing mechanismto help developing...
  • Satellites show 2014 was NOT the hottest ever spring (or winter or summer or autumn) in Australia.

    12/07/2014 9:51:23 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | December 4th, 2014 | Joanne
    The headlines are burning around the nation: 2014 was the hottest ever spring! Except it wasnt. The UAH satellite coverage sees all of Australia, day and night, and are not affected by urban heat, airport tarmacs, gaps in the stations, or inexplicable adjustments.When will the Bureau of Meteorology discover satellites? How many years will it take to train the ABC journalists to ask the BOM if satellite measurements agree or disagree with their highly adjusted, altered, deleted, and homogenised ground stations?I used exactly no tax dollars to email John Christy of UAH, get the latest data, and graph it to...
  • Imagine the Earth Entering an Ice Age

    12/07/2014 10:24:47 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | December 7, 2014 | Guest Post by Bob Tisdale
    The Earth is presently in an interglacial perioda period between ice ages. Since the end of the last ice age, Earths surface temperatures have been above the temperature needed to maintain ice sheets and glaciers, which covered much of the land masses at mid-to-high latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. As a result, those ice sheets and glaciers have been melting for tens of thousands of years and sea levels have risenand will continue to rise until the start of the next ice age.Many of us are old enough to remember the scare stories from the 1970s, a time when climate...
  • UN Poll Reveals: Global Population Not Convinced by Climate Change Scaremongering

    12/07/2014 9:01:34 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/7/2014 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A global poll of more than 6.5million people has placed climate change at the very bottom of a long list of priorities, with the finding being consistent across both genders, almost all age ranges, all education levels and in most regions of the world. (h/t Watts Up With That). Conversely, every single demographic placed a good education at the top.
  • The Industry and Economics of Climate Change/ Global Warming

    12/07/2014 2:34:54 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Ditching fossil fuels as proposed in Lima, Peru by the environmental architects of gloom and doom alarmism and replacing them with renewables The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change met in Lima, Peru, December 1-12, 2014, determined to chisel a new treaty that would mandate a cap and trade on greenhouse gas emissions effective by 2020 and would eliminate the use of fossil fuels entirely by 2050. The hypothesis that rich nations caused climate change by burning fossil fuels to produce energy has never been proven by IPCCs computer modeling. The fact that now the hypothesis changed its name...
  • Obamas Climate Education and Literacy Initiative: How Do You Spell I-N-D-O-C-T-R-I-N-A-T-I-O-N?

    12/06/2014 6:04:41 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/6/2014 | Calvin Beisner
    If you believe, like I do, that something has to be done on this, then youre going to have to speak out, Obama told students and faculty at the University of California at Irvine last June. Youve got to educate your classmates, and colleagues, and family members and fellow citizens, and tell them whats at stake. Problem: 1 in 4 Americans are solidly skeptical about climate change, and another 1 in 3 have mixed views about it, leaving only slightly over 1 in 3 concerned believers. Combined, those 6 in 10 Americans who dont buy into his climate alarmism make...
  • Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region: A University of Wisconsin-Madison MOOC

    12/05/2014 5:58:27 PM PST · by UB355 · 8 replies
    Uniuversity of Wisconcin ^ | 12/5/2014 | UW-Madison's Margaret Mooney and Steve Ackerman
    Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region: A University of Wisconsin-Madison MOOC UW-Madison's Margaret Mooney and Steve Ackerman teach this MOOC. She is Director of Education and Public Outreach at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies; he is Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Click the image to watch their overview of the class. The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites you to join us February 23, 2015 for a unique, free online learning experience: our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region. The 4-week MOOC will feature a new season each...
  • Global Warming Explorers Stuck in Blizzard (HA HA HA)

    03/19/2007 8:05:01 AM PDT · by milwguy · 13 replies · 1,028+ views
    globalwarming101.com ^ | 03/19/2007 | milwguy
    Yesterday I posted this quote from Elizabeth from the Will Steger Foundation global warming expedition to the artic.............. It felt so good to be back on trail. The weather was relatively warm for this time of year, there was little wind and the sun was shining. The mountains plunge dramatically to the ice on all sides. The U-shape of the head of the fiord ahead of us gave us a clue to the glaciations that sculpted this land, grinding away the granite to leave sheer walls of bare rock. I felt like I was inside an I-Max movie. I couldn't...
  • Climate Pariah Australia to Slash Funding for U.N. Environment Program

    12/03/2014 8:24:12 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/3/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Already reviled by green groups for repealing its predecessors carbon tax, Australias center-right government is stoking fresh controversy with plans to slash funding to the U.N.s top environmental body. Coming at a time when a U.N. climate conference in Peru is firing up activists, the decision by Prime Minister Tony Abbotts government to cut funding to the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) by more than 80 percent has drawn sharp condemnation. Critics already view Australia as a global pariah, going against the tide of progress in the drive to tackle climate change.
  • Hillary Clinton: Climate changing 'no matter what deniers may say'

    12/02/2014 1:04:28 PM PST · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 2, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    Hillary Clinton argued for forceful action to fight climate change in an environmental speech on Monday night, but did not mention the controversial Keystone pipeline. [Snip] The science of climate change is unforgiving, no matter what the deniers may say, sea levels are rising, ice caps are melting, storms, droughts and wildfires are wreaking havoc, Clinton said, according to ABC News. The political challenges are also unforgiving, there is no getting around the fact the kind of ambitious response required to effectively combat climate change is going to be a tough sell at home and around the world at a...
  • New Poll Finds Something Surprising About Race and Climate Change

    12/02/2014 12:16:50 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 31 replies
    The classic portrayal of climate change is one of a great equalizer, a force that knows no color, creed or class. The rising seas will swallow us all, and if crops can't be harvested, none of us will eat. But a poll found that the public is more savvy than this story would have you believe. A report by the Public Religion Research Institute and the American Academy of Religion found that race is a consistent predictor both of people's concern toward climate change and inclination to act on it, which suggests members of the public sense that the harms...
  • Global Warming Alarmists Claim Airplanes Wont Fly in 50 Years

    12/01/2014 4:21:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The hunt for Manbearpig continues. Amusing Alarmist predictions have ranged from the apocalyptic to the bizarre, but the latest is downright idiotic. According to a couple of scientists from Columbia University, air travel might be relegated to the trash bin of history in the future because of the supposed global warming that is occurring today. According to Breitbart.com:The two scientists, Coffel and Horton, looked at a phenomenon known amongst pilots as ‘density altitude’, which affects a plane’s ability to take off. Essentially, on hotter days the air is less dense, making it harder to get a plane airborne.Okay… So warm air...
  • Robot Sub Finds Surprisingly Thick Antarctic Sea Ice

    11/30/2014 4:56:35 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 31 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 30, 2014 | Becky Oskin
    Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is also much thicker than was previously thought, a new study reports. The discovery adds to the ongoing mystery of Antarctica's expanding sea ice. According to climate models, the region's sea ice should be shrinking each year because of global warming. Instead, satellite observations show the ice is expanding, and the continent's sea ice has set new records for the past three winters. At the same time, Antarctica's ice sheet (the glacial ice...
  • Five threats to the EPAs climate rule

    11/30/2014 3:10:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Supporters and opponents of the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) proposed carbon regulations for power plants talk about the benefits and costs as if enactment of the new standards is inevitable. But there are still many steps that have to be taken at the federal and state level to meet the Obama administrations goal of slashing power plants carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. And the path ahead is fraught with potential obstacles, as critics strive to weaken the regulations or scrap them entirely. Here is a closer look at five of the greatest threats to President Obamas landmark rule...
  • Enviro Meltdown Over Unpatriotic and Irrational Republicans

    11/28/2014 1:16:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Uh oh… The evil, hate filled, GOP now has control of the US Senate. Clearly the world will soon end. (Lucky for me, I have stocked up on guns and ammo… So I’m feeling better prepared than my Diana DeGette-loving neighbor.) Ben Adler, the former Newsweek.com editor, was among the more frantic examples of post-election meltdown. Appearing somewhat like Chris Matthews during a Republican victory, Ben scrambled to express his frustration at conservative gains with over-the-top rhetoric. He even went so far as to say that conservatives should not be mistaken for “rational human beings” or “patriotic Americans”.Super classy. Adler insisted...
  • Greenhouse Gasses Simply Do Not Exist - Mathematical PROOF!!!

    11/26/2014 7:58:30 PM PST · by America_Right · 105 replies
    New and Amazing dot com Blog ^ | October 10, 2014 | Harry Dale Huffman
    Hi fellow Freepers, I have been away since the last general election, but since we cleaned up in this midterm, I have been getting back into the news and politics a little more. Anyway, I was reading a globull warming article's comments on some website, and one of the comments was from a physicist named Harry Dale Huffman. He used an equation to show that there is almost NO difference between Earth and Venus when it comes to atmospheric temperature, even though Venus has an atmosphere composed almost entirely of CO2. With indisputable math, he is able to show absolute...
  • Turning Climate Into Cash

    11/25/2014 9:42:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/14 | Alan Caruba
    At what point will the public conclude that virtually everything that we have been told about global warming and climate change has been bogus As this is being written, all fifty states have freezing weather and nearly a month before the winter solstice on December 21 some northeastern cities are buried in record-setting snowfalls. At what point will the public conclude that virtually everything that we have been told about global warming and climate change by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC) as well as U.S. government agencies were supposed to trust has been bogus, based on computer...
  • Climate change could shift buckeyes habitat to Michigan

    11/24/2014 2:03:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 24, 2014 | By Laura Arenschield
    There is a lot we could lose if we dont get a handle on climate change. Clean air. Manageable storms. A variety of animals and plants and a few islands. But buckeyes? The state trees of Ohio? To Michigan? Dread the thought, said Roger Williams, an associate professor of forest management at Ohio State University. But that could happen if the world keeps warming, Williams said yesterday during a climate-change-oriented tour of the Ohio State University campus. The tour was sponsored by the Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center, an environmental advocacy organization.
  • Global Warming Is Already Locked In, World Bank Says

    11/24/2014 11:35:31 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 83 replies
    NBC News.com ^ | 11/24/2014
    The world is locked into 1.5C global warming, posing severe risks to lives and livelihoods around the world, according to a new climate report commissioned by the World Bank. The report, which called on a large body of scientific evidence, found that global warming of close to 1.5C above pre-industrial times up from 0.8C today is already locked into Earth's atmospheric system by past and predicted greenhouse gas emissions. Such an increase could have potentially catastrophic consequences for mankind, causing the global sea level to rise more than 30 centimeters by 2100, droughts to become more severe and...
  • 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 · 83 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 · 25 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.