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  • The Union That Rules New York ( SEIU )

    08/31/2015 6:38:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2015 | DANIEL DISALVO AND STEPHEN EIDE
    Powerful and well funded, 1199 SEIU has unprecedented reach into city and state government. ... Medicaid is one of the primary sources of funding for the hospitals employing workers from 1199 SEIU, the powerful hospital and nursing-home employees’ union. ... The union’s clout can be assessed by several measures: the sheer size of its membership, its spending on campaigns and lobbying, and the depth and breadth of its connections with New York’s ruling elite. With well over 300,000 members in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York (where over half of that total resides), 1199SEIU is the largest union...
  • SOS to Pope Francis: It’s souls that need saving not the environment

    08/30/2015 7:38:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/30/15 | Judi McLeod
    The DNC introduced to a reality TV trained world, a messiah with a bogus message of Hope and Change In a surrealistic world the pope’s coming to America is somewhat like Cleopatra coming to Mark Antony. Protocol and pomp and ceremony aside, why would Christ’s Vicar on Earth come to pay homage to a president who is unabashedly the world’s top champion of abortions, including partial birth abortions; whose party refuses to defund Planned Parenthood whose organization sells body parts of aborted babies on the black market; and whose presidency is driven by a soul-corroding hatred of the country he...
  • Flashback: ABC News Envisioned Apocalyptic 2015 Triggered By Climate Change [VIDEO]

    08/30/2015 6:45:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/30/2015 | Kerry Picket
    ABC News ran a news special in 2009 called Earth 2100, a program warning its viewers about the dangers of climate change. ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff says the show “puts participants in the future and asks them to report back about what it is like to live in this future world. The first stop is the year 2015.” A Harvard University professor says, “We’re going to see more floods, more droughts, more wildfires.” Other voices can be heard saying that “Flames cover hundreds of square mile” and “We expect more intense hurricanes.” Another voice says, “Well, how warm is...
  • Seeking funding (vanity)

    08/29/2015 9:37:32 AM PDT · by AndyTheBear · 26 replies
    AndyTheBear | 8/29/2015 | AndyTheBear
    I am a computer engineer wishing to get a grant for research from whatever financial or political interests might give me one in the interest of showing that CO2 does not cause global warming. If funded, I will make a computer model of the Earth's climate. One of the things I will assume is that CO2 does not cause global warming. I will otherwise apply basic principles with no bias except to tweak the model to match past temperature observations. If the model is off on future predictions, say by being consistently low in its predictions, I will seek to...
  • Obama: I'm going to Alaska for three days (More AGW BS)

    08/29/2015 9:10:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    Investors.com ^ | Aug. 29, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. This Monday, I’m heading to Alaska for a three-day tour of the state. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. Not only because Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in a country that’s full of beautiful places — but because I’ll have several opportunities to meet with everyday Alaskans about what’s going on in their lives. I’ll travel throughout the state, meeting with Alaskans who live above the Arctic Circle, with Alaska natives, and with folks who earn their livelihoods through fishing and tourism. And I expect to learn...
  • Hawaii Gov. Ige reveals opposition to utility LNG import plans

    08/28/2015 5:38:05 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Utilitiy Dive ^ | August 26, 2015 | Robert Walton
    Dive Brief: With a 100% renewable goal now on the table and oil prices falling, Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D) has revealed he opposes plans to import liquefied natural gas as a bridge fuel to cleaner and less expensive power. At a business and policy conference this week in Honolulu, Ige, a keynote speaker, said the state does not need LNG and should be moving forward on its renewable goals instead. Both Hawaiian Electric (HECO) and Hawaii Gas have floated plans to construct import terminals, with gas deliveries beginning to reach the state in 2019. HECO has pledged to push...
  • NASA sees unavoidable sea level rise ahead

    08/26/2015 1:46:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 8/26/15 | Kerry Sheridan
    Miami (AFP) - Sea levels are rising around the world, and the latest satellite data suggests that three feet (one meter) or more is unavoidable in the next 100-200 years, NASA scientists said Wednesday. Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than ever, and oceans are warming and expanding much more rapidly than they have in years past. Rising seas will have "profound impacts" around the world, said Michael Freilich, director of NASA's Earth Science Division. "More than 150 million people, most of them in Asia, live within one meter of present sea level," he said. Low-lying US...
  • Feds Tell Teachers To Push Renewable Energy in Class -- Kids Can ‘Save the Planet’

    08/25/2015 9:03:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/24/2015 | Penny Starr
    Teachers heading back to the classroom will be adding renewable energy to the curriculum to mold future “energy leaders to save the planet,” thanks to a summer training program run by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Smithsonian Science Education Academies for Teachers. “By teaching the teacher, events like this one make a powerful impact on public understanding of America’s energy needs,” states a back-to-school announcement [1]posted on the DOE website earlier this month. “This year’s academy has just graduated a pool of motivated teachers, ready to arm the next generation of energy leaders to save the planet!” said...
  • Harry Reid: Global Warming Killed 30% Of Moose, Is Preventing Bears From Hibernating?

    08/25/2015 2:15:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 24, 2015
    Dirty Harry got a little carried away at the recent National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. You should try not to laugh too loudly as the loony libtard makes this passionate plea to protect wildlife, stop melting tundra and reduce the number of hurricanes while necessarily raising taxes and increasing regulations.
  • Hurricane Katrina proved that if black lives matter, so must climate justice

    08/24/2015 9:54:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 24, 2015 | Elizabeth C. Yeampierre
    The environmental justice and Black Lives Matter movements are complementary. We can’t afford to choose between the two. Those of us from low-income communities of color are on the frontlines of the climate crisis. US cities and towns that are predominantly made up of people of color are also home to a disproportionate share of the environmental burdens that are fueling the climate crisis and shortening our lives. One has only to recall the gut-wrenching images of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath to confirm this. At a time when police abuse is more visible than ever thanks to technology, and our communities...
  • Naomi Klein admits global warming is not about science but destroying capitalism

    08/24/2015 9:04:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    Green Jihad ^ | 8/19/2015
    The Heartland Institute published a very revealing article about Leftist shock jock Naomi Klein who just published a new anti-capitalst screed entitled This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Essentially, Ms. Klein admits that the issue of climate change (formerly known as global warming) is not about science but really about overthrowing capitalism. “Our economic model is at war with the Earth,” writes Klein. “We cannot change the laws of nature. But we can change our economy. Climate change is our best chance to demand and build a better world.” The Heartland article goes on to say: For the author,...
  • The EPA Aims to Reduce Methane Output by 2025 (from Oil, Gas Sector-Proposal Cuts GHG Emissions)

    08/23/2015 6:29:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Nature World News ^ | August 20, 2015 | Samantha Mathewson
    In an attempt to curb methane emissions from oil and gas development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the nation's first regulations on emissions of that gas. Compared to 2012 levels, the EPA aims to reduce the nation's oil and gas sector methane output by up to 30% by 2025, according to a release. The regulations target methane and smog-forming volatile organic compounds, which are produced by oil and gas drilling operations. They also aim to reduce emissions from new and modified facilities that collect, transport and store oil and gas. The proposal follows 2012 rules, which limit toxic...
  • Calgary is stunned by SNOWFALL in the middle of summer

    08/23/2015 4:45:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 23 August 2015 | Chris Pleasance
    For most people, seeing snow falling in the middle of summer might come as a bit of a surprise. But not for the residents of Calgary, who happily watched the white stuff falling all of yesterday and barely batted an eyelid. ... While the heaviest flurries took place across the Rockies, particularly in Banff, but by early afternoon it had begun snowing across lower ground, including in Calgary. By the following day, however, things returned to normal with a full day of sunshine, though temperatures were still a little low at 60F (15C). The forecast for the rest of the...
  • Mystery lights in space increasing, moving south, potential sign of global warming

    08/23/2015 7:58:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Brandon M. Mercer
    Strange blue lights glowing on the edge of space first appeared over polar regions in 1885 and today, sightings are becoming increasingly common, and now the phenomenon is moving into lower latitudes including Northern California. Like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, these glowing space clouds may be a celestial siren, warning of Earth's global warming, according to some scientists. They're called "noctilucent clouds" or NLCs, basically, clouds that glow at night. They appear mainly in northern latitudes, about 50 miles above earth as miniscule droplets of water reflect the sun on the other side of the globe. Now,...
  • Crown Princesses Victoria of Sweden and Mette-Marit of Norway promote climate change campaign(T)

    08/23/2015 7:38:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/23/2015 | Maybelle Morgan
    Princess Victoria, 38, and Princess Mette-Marit, 42, spent the day together Both visited a woodlands in Norway and then a church service in Sweden Took part in UN climate change initiative to highlight environmental issues
  • 15 year old kid warrior, 20 of his badass friends sue us government for climate action

    08/23/2015 1:45:55 PM PDT · by SteveH · 68 replies
    ryot ^ | august 17, 2015 | nicole buscemi
    Alright people, we need to get it together. I say this because ‘Kid Warrior’ — the ‘Anti-Justin Bieber‘ — just gained major ground in being our Nation’s coolest teenager, and it’s because this 15 year-old eco-hip-hop artist/activist just teamed up with 20 other youths to sue our Federal Government for fossil fuel exploitation. His name is Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and he’s been owning the podium lately, demanding our government to reduce CO2 emissions. He also accuses our federal government of being responsible for allowing our nation’s climate system to be destroyed.
  • It's official. Earth just had its hottest month ever recorded

    08/23/2015 1:01:20 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 94 replies
    Global Post ^ | Aug 20, 2015 | Timothy McGrath
    So there's a new climate report out from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Which do you want first — the good news or the bad news? LOL jk, it's all bad news! The NOAA has confirmed that July 2015 was the warmest month ever recorded on Earth. The average temperature across the Earth's land and ocean surfaces was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit — 1.46 degrees warmer than the 20th-century average, 0.08 degrees warmer than the previous record set in 1998, and the hottest month since humans began recording global temperatures in the 1880s. The findings verify preliminary data released...
  • New book argues that social sciences are critical to climate conversation

    08/22/2015 3:43:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    themarketbusiness.com ^ | Richard Irwin
    “Though additional work always remains, the physical sciences have completed their core task when it comes to climate change,” says Bill McKibben... "What we don’t know is how to stop ourselves from harming the climate, which is why this book and the social sciences are so important.” Edited by environmental sociologists Robert J. Brulle, PhD, a professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Riley E. Dunlap, a professor at Oklahoma State University, the book highlights new things by presenting climate change as a completely social phenomenon, implanted in behaviors, institutions and cultural practices. “We need to develop...
  • 100 days to save the world

    08/22/2015 3:03:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | John D. Sutter
    We've learned to be pessimists about climate change. Every so often, we hear news about world leaders meeting in some exotic-sounding location -- Copenhagen, Lima, Durban, Kyoto -- to try to hammer out an agreement to curb heat-trapping gases. We know the stakes are huge -- nothing short of the fate of this planet -- but it's become difficult to expect much out of diplomacy. The meetings have been organized around a wonkish treaty called the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or, you know, U.N.F.C.C.C. for short. They're attended by pretty much every country in the world....
  • Yes, The U.S. Is On A Historic Lucky Streak In Dodging Major Hurricanes

    08/22/2015 8:24:04 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | AUGUST 21, 2015
    Friday afternoon, Danny became the first major hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, after it was upgraded to a Category 3 storm. It's still very far out in the Atlantic, and so far there's no sign it'll pose a threat to the United States. That leads to a question: When was the last time a big hurricane hit the U.S.? It might surprise you, but the country is experiencing a historic, nine-year lucky streak when it comes to major hurricanes. In fact, the last Category 3 or stronger storm to hit the U.S. happened on Oct. 24, 2005, when Hurricane...
  • Climate Crisis, Inc.

    08/22/2015 8:01:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Climate Crisis, Inc. $1.5 trillion and Larry Bell book explain how profiteers of climate doom keep the money flowing Paul Driessen No warming in 18 years, no category 3-5 hurricane hitting the USA in ten years, seas rising at barely six inches a century: computer models and hysteria are consistently contradicted by Real World experiences. So how do White House, EPA, UN, EU, Big Green, Big Wind, liberal media, and even Google, GE and Defense Department officials justify their fixation on climate change as the greatest crisis facing humanity? How do they excuse saying government must control our energy system,...
  • A Calculator Just Whupped UN Supercomputers at Accurately Modeling Climate

    08/20/2015 9:06:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/20/2015 | Charlie Martin
    Climate is complex.This is true both in the conventional “wow, this is hard to figure out!” sense, and in the technical sense that people mean when they talk about “complex systems theory.” It’s so sensitive to the initial assumptions that it’s never feasible to compute exactly how the system will behave. Sometimes this is called “sensitive dependence on initial conditions,” or SDIC.This is basically why we can’t predict if it will rain on Monday, yet we can confidently predict that it’ll be colder in Boulder in December than it was in July.The difference here is between what is exactly true,...
  • Wildfires blamed on climate change: More flames, higher costs

    08/19/2015 10:50:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Mariano Castillo
    The Forest Service report cites climate change for the increased wildfires. Other government reports have concluded the same. "Climate change has led to fire seasons that are now on average 78 days longer than in 1970," according to the Forest Service report. "The U.S. burns twice as many acres as three decades ago and Forest Service scientists believe the acreage burned may double again by midcentury." The U.S. Global Change Research Program predicted that wildfires will increase, especially in the Southwest. "These changes are often driven by multiple factors, including changes in temperature and drought patterns, wildfire, invasive species and...
  • The GOP’s deeply flawed field

    08/18/2015 7:44:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katrina vanden Heuveleditor, publisher, and part-owner, The Nation
    Donald Trump continues to bring comic relief and mean-spirited bombast to the Republican campaign trail. But while Trump is a continuing spectacle, he also makes (a tiny bit) more sense than his rivals when he indicts U.S. trade policies or scorns the influence of big money that turns politicians into puppets. Nevertheless Trump, despite his current lead in the polls, isn’t likely to be the Republican presidential nominee. William Galston, the Wall Street Journal’s designated Democratic pundit, last week suggested that there were five “plausible” Republican candidates — Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Tex.), Govs. Scott Walker (Wis.)...
  • Scientists find evidence of prehistoric massacre in Europe

    08/18/2015 6:16:15 AM PDT · by ETL · 61 replies
    AP, via Yahoo News ^ | Aug 17, 2015 | FRANK JORDANS
    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have found rare evidence of a prehistoric massacre in Europe after discovering a 7,000-year-old mass grave with skeletal remains from some of the continent's first farmers bearing terrible wounds. Archaeologists who painstakingly examined the bones of some 26 men, women and children buried in the Stone Age grave site at Schoeneck-Kilianstaedten, near Frankfurt, say they found blunt force marks to the head, arrow wounds and deliberate efforts to smash at least half of the victims' shins — either to stop them from running away or as a grim message to survivors. [snip] "What is...
  • Wow! Obama drives down coal company stocks, and Soros buys them on the cheap

    08/18/2015 6:55:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    I have always believed that global warming is a gigantic scam, driven by greed and lust for power. Now comes the shocking news, via Steve Milloy writing on Breitbart, that following President Obama’s use of CO2 emissions as a weapon to drive major coal companies near bankruptcy, the ultimate politically connected speculator George Soros is buying up stock in major coal producers on the cheap. I predicted in this column last week that the left wasn’t going to kill off the coal industry so much as it was going to steal it. That prediction is already becoming true courtesy of billionaire...
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: California measure fails to create green jobs

    08/17/2015 7:49:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 17, 2015 | JULIA HOROWITZ
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, and the state has no comprehensive list to show how much work has been done or how much energy has been saved. Money is trickling in at a slower-than-anticipated rate, and more than half of the $297 million given to schools so far has gone to consultants and energy auditors. The board created to oversee the project and submit annual progress reports...
  • The real apocalyptic doomsdayers (end goal of ensuring Americans 'live in constant fear')

    08/17/2015 10:26:43 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | August 16, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    Because of my unshakable belief in the Bible and its uncanny track record of predictions of future events, I have been accused of being an apocalyptic doomsdayer. It’s not accurate, because I see a glorious future for planet Earth – the restoration of all things including complete justice and real world peace. What I found remarkable today is that secular people, atheists, agnostics and materialists seem to be the real doomsdayers in our world. It was just about a year ago that Noam Chomsky, all of the above plus a radical left-wing idealist, wrote that the world was facing imminent...
  • Giving pollution a pass to advance the climate change agenda

    08/17/2015 9:42:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/15 | Judi McLeod
    Pope Francis & Barack Obama: The world-dominating current global warming/climate change movement is way off base: It is not man-made global warming from CO2 that is the problem, it’s man-made pollution which the global warming gang all but patently ignore. It’s not exaggerated beyond belief man-made global warming that should have Al Gore acolytes sending out sky-is-falling alarmism, but ongoing and unattended to man-made pollution putting human lives at risk. But of course, it’s easier to cash in on global warming as a catch all for all issues the Al Gores count on for election and re-election survival than it...
  • Sunday Softball: WashPost Asks EPA Boss Aren't Climate Deniers Weirdos?

    08/17/2015 6:36:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/17/2015 | Tim Graham
    The Environmental Protection Agency may be a controversial spot right now as they’ve bungled into polluting a river and are waging a war on coal. But in The Washington Post Magazine on Sunday, EPA boss Gina McCarthy was awarded a syrupy Q&A from reporter Joe Heim titled “Creating the environment for change.” First softball: “Okay, please finish this sentence: Anyone who doesn’t believe climate change is caused by human activity is …” McCarthy replied: "Not looking at the science." This odd question might be a belated reference to McCarthy's underreported slam from a few weeks ago that climate change skeptics...
  • Supplement that makes cows less flatulent could help fight climate change ...

    08/16/2015 11:43:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 14, 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Complete Headline: Supplement that makes cows less flatulent could help fight climate change: Drug cuts methane gas by 30 per cent, say scientists Cows have a huge flatulence problem that is damaging the planet. They produce methane - a greenhouse gas which is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide in trapping heat in the atmosphere Last year, the Obama administration said that it would make a multi-pronged attack on cow flatulence in an attempt to cut emissions. Now, one group of scientists believes it has come up with a solution; adding a special supplement to cows' feed to cut...
  • Super cold, slew of snow in Old Farmer's Almanac forecast

    08/15/2015 8:30:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 15, 2015 | KATHY McCORMACK
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don't usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest. If you don't want to read about those four-letter words, there's plenty more to peruse in the folksy, annual book of household tips, trends, recipes and articles, such as animal jealousy, the history of shoes and anticipation for the biggest Supermoon in decades in November 2016.
  • Critics of carbon regulations using mine spill to skewer EPA

    08/15/2015 11:30:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 15, 2015 12:21 PM EDT | Michael Biesecker
    Authorities say rivers tainted by last week’s massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine are starting to recover, but for the Environmental Protection Agency the political fallout from the disaster could linger. The federal agency’s critics are already seeking to use its much-maligned handling of the mine spill to undercut the Obama administration’s rollout of major regulations aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions at the nation’s power plants. Members of oversight committees in both the House and Senate say they are planning hearings after Congress returns from its August recess. “The EPA is supposed to help prevent environmental catastrophes,...
  • Will 2016 Be A Climate Hysteria Election?

    08/15/2015 7:15:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | Aug. 14, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    Will the climate campaign ever reach its “sell-by” date? Probably not: the deep need for belief in catastrophism—and the expansion of political power that is always deemed necessary to “solve” the problem—will persist even if we run out of witches to drown. Perhaps the most damaging trope of climate catastrophism is that “we only have X years left” before it will be too late. James Hansen said it was 2010. Al Gore thought the Arctic would be ice-free by last year. I’m pretty sure if I look I can find someone who said that Obama was our last hope. But...
  • The War on Air Conditioning Heats Up Is Climate Control Immoral?

    08/14/2015 10:00:59 AM PDT · by rey · 129 replies
    FEE ^ | 13 Aug 15 | SARAH SKWIRE
    It started with the pope. In his recent encyclical, Laudato Si’, he singled out air conditioning as a particularly good example of wasteful habits and excessive consumption that overcome our better natures: People may well have a growing ecological sensitivity but it has not succeeded in changing their harmful habits of consumption which, rather than decreasing, appear to be growing all the more. A simple example is the increasing use and power of air-conditioning. Now, it seems to be open season on air conditioning. From a raging Facebook debate over an article that claims that air conditioning is an oppressive...
  • Obama Administration Spends Millions to Study Climate Change…INDOORS

    08/13/2015 11:14:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 12, 2015 7:23 am ET | Dan Joseph
    The people that just accidentally released millions of gallons of toxic materials into a Colorado River have come up with another brilliant plan to combat global warming. […] The Obama Administration has awarded $8 Million in government grants to nine universities to study the impact that climate change has on indoor air quality. The EPA defends the move by claiming that climate change’s effects on indoor air pollutants that lead to asthma, as well as mold and mildew, aren’t well understood. …
  • Obama’s new climate plan is brilliant… at punishing his red state opponents

    08/13/2015 7:57:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When the first draft of the EPA’s new “Clean Power Plan” came out it was pretty bad. Unfortunately, it didn’t capture much in the way of media attention because there were too many other shiny objects and squirrels out there for cable news to chase after. It was mostly covered in industry publications and unfashionable, pro domestic energy outlets such as this one. The regulations seemed to accomplish little in the way of making any significant change in global emissions while simultaneously crippling the oil and gas industry and floating more “green energy” plans which weren’t pulling their own...
  • Youths file federal climate change lawsuit in Eugene

    08/13/2015 6:53:22 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Eugene Register-Guard ^ | Aug. 13, 2015 | Jack Moran
    Alleging that they are victims of a federal government that has long ignored science in favor of promoting the development and use of fossil fuels, 21 youths on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Eugene that asks a judge to force the government to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change.
  • ‘Future generations’ sue Obama administration over climate change

    08/12/2015 10:36:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 12, 2015 | Tony Dokoupil
    One kid says that his family’s farm has been damaged by drought and wildfire. Another says that his childhood home has been devalued by rising sea levels. A third alleges an assault on his whole culture as man-made climate change upends the natural world. These and 18 other “youth plaintiffs” (ages 8 to 19) sued the federal government on Wednesday, walking a first-of-its-kind constitutional claim up the courthouse steps in Eugene, Oregon. The kids argue that inaction on climate change is a violation of their right to life, liberty and property. And they demand that President Obama, seven federal departments...
  • NASA launches operation ‘OMG’ (Oceans Melting Greenland)

    08/12/2015 7:27:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    msnbc ^ | Aug. 12, 2015 | Tony Dokoupil
    Late last month, an alarming new study concluded that the glaciers of Greenland and Antarctica will melt ten times faster than previous estimates, raising ocean levels 10 feet in as little as a half century. But is it accurate? NASA has launched an urgent, five-year, $30 million study that will help scientists find out. The official “mission,” known as Oceans Melting Greenland—yes, this is operation OMG—is designed to help scientists determine the melt-rate with unprecedented accuracy. “I barely got that name by the censors,” admits Joshua Willis, an oceanographer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the project’s principal investigator. “But...
  • Carly Fiorina Shows How to Address the Left on Climate Change

    08/12/2015 6:28:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/12/2015 | David French
    n the political battles over climate change, there are three distinct and relevant questions. First, does mankind have a material affect on the Earth’s climate? Second, if mankind does impact the climate, is that impact harmful? And third, if we assume that mankind is harming the environment, will any given American policy or collection of policies have a meaningful beneficial impact? So far, the conservative movement has mainly pushed back on the “scientific consensus” related to the first question — the extent of human influence over the Earth’s climate. To see a textbook example, watch Ted Cruz’s recent interview with...
  • Increased likelihood of below-normal Atlantic hurricane season

    08/11/2015 8:21:38 AM PDT · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 42 replies
    NOAA ^ | August 6, 2015 | NOAA
    The NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s updated 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook calls for a 90 percent chance of a below-normal hurricane season. A below-normal season is now even more likely than predicted in May, when the likelihood of a below-normal season was 70 percent. “Tropical storms and hurricanes can and do strike the United States, even in below-normal seasons and during El Nińo events,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. “Regardless of our call for below-normal storm activity, people along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts should remain prepared and vigilant, especially now that...
  • EPA De-Develops the US Through Nebulous Consensus Climate Change

    08/10/2015 4:02:57 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Real Science vs. government funded pseudo science: Several presentations at the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness in Ontario, California, dealt with the issues of anthropogenic global warming promoted by the climate change industry. Dr. S. Fred Singer, founder of the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), and Ken Haapala, current president of SEPP, discussed the “National Environment Assessment: Peeling the Speculative Onion.” Haapala spoke of “climate fears and finance” and our government’s limitations on CO2 emissions as a “policy in search of a problem.” Because the global warming (climate change) predictions have proven inaccurate, the fear of non-existent anthropogenic global warming...
  • Conservative coal towns are being destroyed across America

    08/10/2015 7:09:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/09/2015 | Stephen Moore
    Here’s today’s political quiz question: what do these five states — Rhode Island, Vermont, California, Oregon and Maine — have in common. Yes they are blue states ruled by Democrats, but that’s not all. These are the states that use the least amount of coal — less than 2 percent — for electric power. In fact, almost all of the states that are politically liberal and vote unfailingly Democratic are low coal use states. Washington, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are also in the top 10 states least reliant on coal. Only conservative Idaho is a red state with...
  • Sustainability in Higher Education

    08/10/2015 10:53:26 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 10, 2015 | Judy Russell
    Sustainability has become a recurring theme among American colleges, and whether it’s through university curricula or carbon offsets, this new-wave has pressed students to organize into a radical progressive movement. In a 2015 report, Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism, by the National Association of Scholars (NAS) conclude that “To the unsuspecting, sustainability is just a new name for environmentalism. But the word marks out a new and larger ideological territory in which it is claimed curtailing economic, political, and intellectual liberty is the price that must be paid to ensure the welfare of future generations.” The NAS claims that radical...
  • Global Warming: A $1.5 Trillion Industry

    08/09/2015 11:12:56 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 11 replies
    Power Line ^ | August 10, 2015 06:12 UTC | John Hinderaker
    The Climate Change Business Journal has calculated that global warming is now a $1.5 trillion a year industry. The Business Journal’s report is not available for free online, but its findings are reviewed by the Insurance Journal. They are eye-opening, to say the least: The $1.5 trillion global “climate change industry” grew at between 17 and 24 percent annually from 2005-2008, slowing to between 4 and 6 percent following the recession with the exception of 2011’s inexplicable 15 percent growth, according to Climate Change Business Journal. The San Diego, Calif.-based publication includes within that industry nine segments and 38 sub-segments....
  • The reality of global warming: We’re all frogs in a pot of slowly boiling water

    08/09/2015 10:19:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    reuters ^ | Aug. 7, 2015 | Roz Pidcock
    In 2009, global leaders agreed to try not to let the world warm more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times. This is sometimes seen as a rule of thumb for keeping on the right side of climate change, within “safe” territory. But that’s not at all how scientists meant it, Professor Camille Parmesan, an expert in biodiversity at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom said. Climate risks don’t begin at 2C, she said; it’s more like where they go from high to intolerably high.The planet has already warmed by about 0.8C (1.7 Fahrenheit) since the late-19th...
  • Royal Dutch Shell Cuts Ties With Alec Over Rightwing Group's Climate Denial

    08/08/2015 9:42:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/7 | Karl Mathiesen and Ed Pilkington
    Shell joins BP in corporate exodus from membership of the conservative, free-market lobbying group, which continues to deny the science of climate changeRoyal Dutch Shell have announced they will end their membership of the far-right American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) because of its continuing denial of the science of climate change. In a statement released on Friday, a Shell spokesman said: “Alec advocates for specific economic growth initiatives, but its stance on climate change is clearly inconsistent with our own.” Shell joins fellow oil major BP in a corporate exodus from the conservative, free-market lobby group. Shell’s decision comes...
  • European industry hopes to profit from Obama’s new climate plan

    08/07/2015 10:06:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 4 Aug 2015 09:30 | Lisbeth Kirk
    European wind and solar industries have welcomed US President Barack Obama’s new climate plan while European politicians see Washington’s move as a positive signal ahead of UN climate talks in Paris. "We have a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that’s not polluted or damaged", said Obama on Monday (3 August). The Clean Power Plan establishes for the first time national standards for limiting carbon pollution from American power plants and aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. It also says that renewables should account for 28 percent of US energy...
  • USDA Putting Solar Panels on Chicken Coops

    08/08/2015 8:11:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 7, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is spending millions on green energy projects for farms, including putting solar panels on the tops of chicken coops.The federal agency announced Friday that its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) will spend $63 million on solar panels and wind turbines for the farming industry.One project, totaling $16,094, was awarded to Blue Sky Poultry, Inc., of Bainbridge, Ga., to “install a solar array on the roof of poultry houses.”Other projects announced by the USDA included $18,000 for solar panels for a fruit farm in Ohio, and $19,750 for a wind turbine for a farm...