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  • Climate change is thawing deadly diseases. Maybe now we'll address it?

    08/24/2016 2:07:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Mona Sarfaty
    Earlier this month, an outbreak of anthrax in northern Russia caused the death of a 12-year-old boy and his grandmother and put 90 people in the hospital. These deadly spores – which had not been seen in the Arctic since 1941 – also spread to 2,300 caribou. Russian troops trained in biological warfare were dispatched to the Yamalo-Nenets region to evacuate hundreds of the indigenous, nomadic people and quarantine the disease. Americans are likely to associate anthrax with the mysterious white powder that was mailed to news media and US Senate offices in the weeks following 11 September 2001....
  • Clinton’s ‘done deal’ on fighting climate change would cost $70 billion, kill jobs: report

    08/24/2016 1:14:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The “keep it in the ground” fossil-fuel strategy described by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a “done deal” would kill more than 380,000 jobs and deliver a $70 billion annual hit to the economy, according to a report released Wednesday. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy found that banning fossil fuel production on public lands and offshore waters would result in a loss of $70 billion in annual GDP as well as $11.3 billion in royalties, along with massive direct and indirect job losses.
  • GOP must follow Trump’s lead on climate change

    08/24/2016 7:26:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Tom Harris
    It is immoral to destroy millions of jobs and harm America's poor, minority, and working class families with soaring energy prices because of a questionable theory about future climate According to a new survey led by researchers at the University of Michigan, more Americans than ever, about one in five, say they are not sure whether climate change is occurring. Paradoxically, the survey also shows that those who are convinced that there is no solid evidence of global warming is at its lowest level (15%) in the nine-year history of the poll. Most interesting however, is the fact that the...
  • 1,690-Page ‘Climate Change’ Reg Increases Cost of Tractor-Trailer Up to $15,119

    08/22/2016 11:04:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 22, 2016 | 12:52 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly issued a new regulation last week that is meant to help protect the world from “climate change” by limiting “greenhouse gas emissions” and improving fuel efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles operated in the United States. The 1,690-page regulation is approximately 700,000 words long. A “regulatory impact analysis” published by EPA and NHTSA estimates the regulation will add an average of as much as $13,749 to the cost of a tractor truck and $1,370 to a trailer, making some tractor-trailer combinations $15,119 more expensive in 2027 than they...
  • Climate change will mean the end of national parks as we know them

    08/22/2016 4:16:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 73 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | Oliver Milman
    After a century of shooing away hunters, tending to trails and helping visitors enjoy the wonder of the natural world, the guardians of America’s most treasured places have been handed an almost unimaginable new job – slowing the all-out assault climate change is waging against national parks across the nation. As the National Parks Service (NPS) has charted the loss of glaciers, sea level rise and increase in wildfires spurred by rising temperatures in recent years, the scale of the threat to US heritage across the 412 national parks and monuments has become starkly apparent. As the National Parks Service...
  • Is ExxonMobil Actually Only Worth A Fraction Of What It Says?

    08/22/2016 9:56:17 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 13 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 22-06-2016 | OP
    The investigation by a handful of attorneys general into ExxonMobil has much more to do with the oil major misleading investors than it does about covering up climate science. The legal headache stems from several news reports that ExxonMobil buried decades of internal climate science in order to protect its interests. That has environmental groups crying foul, blaming the oil company for decades of policy inaction to stop the growth of greenhouse gas emissions. That also was a key reason that New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman, along with several other AGs from different states, opened up an investigation into...
  • Inconvenient: Giant Coral Reef That ‘Died’ In 2003 Teeming With Life Again

    08/22/2016 9:31:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the “global warming and ocean acidification will kill everything, forever” and the “nature always finds a way” department comes this inconvenient truth.Back From The Dead: Giant Coral Reef That ‘Died’ In 2003 Teeming With Life Again In 2003, researchers declared Coral Castles dead. On the floor of a remote island lagoon halfway between Hawaii and Fiji, the giant reef site had been devastated by unusually warm water. Its remains looked like a pile of drab dinner plates tossed into the sea. Research dives in 2009 and 2012 had shown little improvement in the coral colonies.Then in 2015, a team of...
  • American Truckers Just Got BAD News From Obama… This Is a Total Disgrace

    08/20/2016 4:13:34 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 88 replies
    American truckers, and the big rigs they drive, are literally the lifeblood of this nation, transporting food, raw materials and finished goods from one end of the country to the other and back again, delivering what is needed where it is needed when it is needed on a daily basis. But those truckers just had a major roadblock placed in their way, courtesy of President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, and the consequences for not only the trucking industry, but America as a whole, could be devastating. According to The Daily Caller, the EPA just announced on Tuesday that it...
  • Obama: Climate Change ... Threaten the Statue of Liberty (truncated)

    08/20/2016 1:47:26 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 43 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8-20-2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Full Title - Obama: Climate Change ‘Could Mean No More Glaciers In Glacier National Park,’ Threaten the Statue of Liberty During Saturday’s Weekly Address, President Obama stated, “the threat of climate change means that protecting our public lands and waters is more important than ever. Rising temperatures could mean no more glaciers in Glacier National Park. No more Joshua Trees in Joshua Tree National Park. Rising seas could destroy vital ecosystems in the Everglades, even threaten Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.”
  • Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

    08/19/2016 1:04:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change? 4:36 August 18, 201611:09 AM ET Heard on All Things Considered Standing before several dozen students in a college classroom, Travis Rieder tries to convince them not to have children. Or at least not too many. He's at James Madison University in southwest Virginia to talk about a "small-family ethic" — to question the assumptions of a society that sees having children as good, throws parties for expecting parents, and in which parents then pressure their kids to "give them grandchildren." Why question such assumptions? The prospect of climate...
  • WHY NO ONE BELIEVED EINSTEIN

    08/20/2016 12:22:18 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 57 replies
    JSTOR Daily ^ | 19 Aug, 2016 | MATTHEW WILLS
    WWith hindsight, it seems as though scientific breakthroughs sweep quickly to universal acceptance. A paper is published and everybody says, “Eureka!” But that’s not necessarily the case. Sometimes scientists have too much invested in the status quo to accept a new way of looking at things. This was certainly true when Albert Einstein‘s 1905 paper on “special relativity” first challenged the British conception of ether. Einstein argued that space and time were bound up together (something he would elaborate on in his theory of general relativity of 1915, adding gravity to the mix of space/time), a complicated idea that contradicted...
  • I don’t need air conditioning, and neither do you

    08/19/2016 11:15:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 180 replies
    WAPO ^ | Aug. 18, 2016 | Karen Heller
    It’s time to come out of the closet. Or, more precisely, the sweat lodge. My family lives without air con­ditioning, except for one antique, ­semi-comatose window unit that “cools” the bedroom to approximately the same temperature as Dallas at dusk. Our house in Philadelphia was built in the 1920s, when people were tough and resourceful. For most of the year, the house is cool and pleasant, as long as there isn’t a mash-up of continuously scorching days and epic humidity, when the air is putrid, stagnant and, if it were a color, would definitely be mustard. Which would be...
  • Psychology Today: Persuading Minds for Gun Control Like Persuading Minds for Climate Change

    08/19/2016 9:25:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 17 Psychology Today equated persuading minds to support gun control with persuading minds to support arguments for climate change.
  • Louisiana Flood of 2016 and the Yangtze River Flood of 1931 Not Caused by Climate Change

    08/18/2016 6:12:29 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/16 | Dr. ileana Johnson Paugh
    The facts that natural disasters occur for reasons other than global warming, such as oceanic currents and underwater volcanic eruptions, are inconvenient details for the environmental/green growth agenda The severe flooding in Louisiana, the result of torrential rain, the location of Baton Rouge below the sea level, and those proverbial levies that did not hold after the disaster of Katrina, destroyed 40,000 homes and 30,000 people and 1,000 pets had to be rescued. The New York Times published a story immediately, “Flooding in the South Looks a Lot Like Climate Change,” blaming the flood on the global warming hoax created...
  • It's the anniversary of the death of Genghis Khan, climate change hero.

    08/18/2016 6:29:25 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 20 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 08/18/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Mother Nature Network considers him a climate change hero, based on the fact that he killed lots of people (and people are a scourge upon the earth): "Over the course of the century and a half run of the Mongol Empire, about 22 percent of the world's total land area had been conquered and an estimated 40 million people were slaughtered by the horse-driven, bow-wielding hordes. Depopulation over such a large swathe of land meant that countless numbers of cultivated fields eventually returned to forests." Not sure why they left out Stalin and Mao.
  • Meteorologist: ‘This Heat Wave Is Child’s Play Compared to 1930s’

    08/16/2016 11:36:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 15, 2016 | 4:54 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Meteorologist Joe Bastardi says the current heat wave in most parts of the U.S. — which tied the 135-year-old record temperature in Washington, D.C. on Saturday — is “child’s play compared to the 1930s.” […] “Washington area farmers were certainly not spared in 1930, as intense, prolonged hot spells gripped the region during late July and early August,” according to a 2010 article in the Washington Post. “The official temperature recorded on July 20 was 106°F, which holds the record as the highest temperature ever recorded in Washington. “Unofficially, 110°F was recorded that same day on Pennsylvania Avenue and 108°F...
  • Soros Paid Al Gore MILLIONS To Push ‘Aggressive US Action’ On Global Warming

    08/17/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental group millions of dollars over three years to create a “political space for aggressive U.S. action” on global warming, according to leaked documents. A document published by DC Leaks shows Soros, a Hungarian-born liberal financier, wanted his nonprofit Open Society Institute (OSI) to do more to support global warming policies in the U.S. That included budgeting $10 million in annual support to Gore’s climate group over three years. “U.S. Programs Global Warming Grants U.S. Programs became engaged on the global warming issue about four years ago, at George Soros’s...
  • NASA: Last month was Earth’s hottest in recorded history

    08/17/2016 8:52:42 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 68 replies
    The AP via WRIC ABC 8 Television News, Richmond Virginia ^ | August 16, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science <s>Writer</s> [propagandist]
    Go to the link: Associated Press "science" propaganda via WRIC television news, ABC channel 8, in Richmond, Virginia Gist: NASA claims that July 2016 was the hottest month on earth ever. Surpassing all the other hottest months ever. All because of fossil fuel burning and man. http://wric.com/2016/08/16/nasa-last-month-was-earths-hottest-in-recorded-history/
  • How Brexit Will Affect Paris Global Warming Treaty

    08/17/2016 6:02:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | June 28, 2016 | Nicolas Loris
    The fate of the European Union’s global warming commitments negotiated as part of the Paris Protocol may be in jeopardy as result of Brexit. The U.S. on the other hand, should take a page out of the U.K.’s playbook and not only withdraw from the Paris agreement, but also withdraw participation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change altogether. ... countries made individual commitments to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, largely centered on shifting away from affordable natural resources such as coal, oil, and natural gas, and toward more expensive, intermittent, subsidy-dependent renewables. ... The...
  • New Solar Research Raises Climate Questions, Triggers Attacks

    08/12/2016 7:17:22 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Recent research by Professor Valentina Zharkova (Northumbria University) and colleagues has shed new light on the inner workings of the Sun. If correct, this new discovery means that future solar cycles and variations in the Sun’s activity can be predicted more accurately. The research suggests that the next three solar cycles will see solar activity reduce significantly into the middle of the century, producing conditions similar to those last seen in the 1600s – during the Maunder Minimum. This may have implications for temperatures here on Earth. Future solar cycles will serve as a test of the astrophysicists’ work, but...
  • ‘Winter Is Coming’ Warns The Solar Physicist The Alarmists Tried To Silence

    08/12/2016 6:15:27 AM PDT · by Bratch · 109 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 12, 2016 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Make the most of this summer because it could be your last decent one: winter is coming as the planet enters the most devastating cooling period since the 65-year Maunder Minimum of the 17th and early 18th centuries. This is the dire forecast of Professor Valentina Zharkova, a solar physicist at Northumbria University, who has based her prediction on sun spot activity – known to be a significant driver of global climate – which is currently very low and likely to get even lower during the next three solar cycles. She has spoken about her research and her battle to get it taken...
  • Mining on 10 Million Acres in Six States Impacted by BLM’s Proposed Withdrawal ( sage-grouse )

    10/10/2015 6:09:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Western Mining Alliance ^ | October 9, 2015 | mucker
    On September 24, 2015, the federal Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) published a Notice of Proposed Withdrawal (“BLM notice”), proposing to withdraw from mineral location and entry federal lands identified as “sagebrush focal areas” in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. The BLM notice commences a two-year temporary segregation period, prohibiting location and entry of new mining claims on BLM and U.S. Forest Service lands in these sagebrush focal areas. If the BLM decides to withdraw the area at the end of the segregation period, the withdrawal will last up to 20 years, but could be extended in the...
  • BLM releases draft Gunnison sage-grouse plan ( Colorado, Utah ..)

    08/12/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | August 11, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The BLM released its draft environmental impact statement Thursday. It is proposing amending up to 11 resource management plans in the two states. In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined the Gunnison sage-grouse requires listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. ... about 5,000 breeding Gunnison sage-grouse live in the two states. Some 4,000 live in the Gunnison Basin, and the others in six satellite populations in Colorado and a seventh in Utah. ... Fish and Wildlife pointed to the low numbers of birds in the other populations and their range of habitat threats as...
  • Everything is terrible

    08/12/2016 4:31:16 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 2 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 8/12/2016 | Ben Crystal
    For a theory that has been repudiated by actual circumstance so often that its proponents change its name as frequently as Hillary Clinton changes pantsuits, so-called “global warming” has managed to hang on as stubbornly as a brain-damaged sociopath who has been running for president since her husband molested his first intern. Moreover, it has managed to infest every crevice of social discourse like a particularly hard-to-eradicate foot fungus in a poorly-sanitized locker room. Perhaps that’s why the standard regressive responses to so-called “climate deniers” tend toward nonsensical ad-hominem remarks like “climate deniers,” rather than scientific debate. More to...
  • Moving closer to ‘Clexit’

    08/11/2016 9:35:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 11, 2016 | THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    Men of good will don’t tear up agreements unless there’s ample reason, but international pacts with intangible benefits are never worth the paper they’re printed on. Brexit happened, and Clexit could be next. Donald Trump, whose name strikes fear in the hearts of establishmentarians of both parties, has said if elected he would renegotiate or cancel U.S. participation in the accord signed by nearly 200 nations in Paris last December. He says the pact, meant to reduce greenhouse gases that the greenies say cause global warming, is particularly harsh toward U.S. industry, and his rallying cry is “America first.” Clexit-like...
  • Chelsea Clinton declares: ‘Yesterday we used up the world’s resources allotted for this year. It ge

    08/10/2016 5:54:46 PM PDT · by blueyon · 121 replies
    twitter on BPR Bizpac review ^ | August 9, 2016 | twitter via Carmine Sabia
    "Chelsea Clinton declares: ‘Yesterday we used up the world’s resources allotted for this year. It gets worse." Hillary Clinton’s daughter did her best Chicken Little impression on Tuesday, firing off a tweet that warned humans had used up all of the resources “allotted” for the year 2016. We are now be borrowing against future generations, kind of like her mom’s economic plans.
  • We’ve Already Used Up Earth’s Resources For 2016 — And It’s Only August

    08/08/2016 10:41:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Aug 8, 2016 | Dominique Mosbergen
    We’ve failed again. It’s less than eight months into 2016 and the ominous day is already nearly upon us: Earth Overshoot Day, previously known as Ecological Debt Day, is a reminder of the enormous toll we take on the Earth. The day marks the juncture when humanity’s demand for ecological resources exceeds what the planet can replenish annually. In 2016, it falls on Monday, which means people have already consumed an entire year’s worth of the world’s resources ― and we still have four months to go until the year’s end. For the rest of 2016, we’ll be “living on...
  • How Lowering Crime Could Contribute to Global Warming

    08/05/2016 3:03:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Aug. 3, 2016 | TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG
    It sounds simple: If something has a big carbon footprint and you get rid of it, you eliminate those carbon dioxide emissions. Right? But it’s not always that easy. In a recent study published in The Journal of Industrial Ecology, researchers at the Center for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey in England estimated the annual carbon footprint of crime in England and Wales, and found that reducing crime could actually cause society’s overall carbon footprint of society to increase. The findings illustrated the rebound effect, which describes how reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases in one area can...
  • Muslim world reacts to Obama's latest speech -

    08/04/2016 9:11:31 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 3 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/ ^ | N/A | IPhoneConservative
    Folks.......this a spoof. It was never intended to be taken as a legitimate news report. Obviously two things are at play here. One, I did the job too well. Two, we have come to the stage in the Obama presidency where quite literally..........anything is possible. Video at link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXodRLLkth4
  • Obama issues guidance making it tougher to build roads, bridges in name of climate change

    08/02/2016 5:40:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 2, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Building that bridge or expanding that highway just became more difficult under a rigorous standard issued Tuesday by the Obama administration that will make it easier to block a wide range of projects in the name of climate change. The final guidance broadens the National Environmental Policy Act by requiring agencies to quantify the impact of activities that require federal permits not just on the environment but also on “projected direct and indirect GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions.” ... Republicans blasted the guidance as the latest in a flurry of resident Obama’s end-of-term executive actions, led by the Clean Power Plan,...
  • SCIENTISTS' ANNUAL PHYSICAL OF PLANET: 'EARTH'S FEVER RISES'

    08/02/2016 1:28:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 2, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth's fever got worse last year, breaking dozens of climate records, scientists said in a massive report nicknamed the annual physical for the planet. Soon after 2015 ended, it was proclaimed the hottest on record . The new report shows the broad extent of other records and near-records on the planet's climatic health. Those include record heat energy absorbed by the oceans and lowest groundwater storage levels globally, according to Tuesday's report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Destructive forest fires are due to—WHAT?

    07/31/2016 8:07:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/16 | Paul Driessen
    Climate change is all-purpose excuse for Big Green and federal misfeasance and malfeasance Special: Do This Before Bed And You'll Never Need Gym (Once Daily) First the Obama EPA came for coal mines, coal-fired power plants, miners, workers, investors, and all who depend on reliable, affordable electricity. Then the EPA, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service and other agencies came after oil and gas drilling and fracking, and the workers, industries and families that need petroleum. They’re also targeting farming, ranching, airlines and manufacturing. It’s all to stop “dangerous manmade climate change,” rising seas, warmer and colder weather, wetter and...
  • Destructive Forest Fires are Due to – What?

    07/30/2016 2:05:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    First the Obama EPA came for coal mines, coal-fired power plants, miners, workers, investors, and all who depend on reliable, affordable electricity. Then the EPA, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service and other agencies came after oil and gas drilling and fracking, and the workers, industries and families that need petroleum. They’re also targeting farming, ranching, airlines and manufacturing. It’s all to stop “dangerous manmade climate change,” rising seas, warmer and colder weather, wetter and drier seasons, and other “unprecedented” calamities. Now the Feds want us to believe worsening forest fires threaten communities, wildlife and wildlife habitats because we continue...
  • Al Gore’s daughter appears in court after West Roxbury protest arrest (Massachusetts)

    07/29/2016 10:26:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 29, 2016 | Susan Zalkind
    The daughter of former Vice President Al Gore appeared Friday at a hearing in West Roxbury Municipal Court after she was arrested for protesting the construction of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline. “This pipeline is being built in West Roxbury against the will of the community. Elected officials have opposed it,” Karenna Gore said outside of the courtroom. “We’re in a position with climate change where, if we just keep on going like nothing is wrong and continue to use fossil fuels… then we are really headed for the worst.”
  • IT'S SO HOT IN NEW YORK THAT MANURE IS BURSTING INTO FLAMES

    07/29/2016 11:47:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    AP ^ | July 28, 2016
    THROOP, N.Y. (AP) -- How hot is it in upstate New York? So hot that horse manure is bursting into flames. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says it received multiple complaints July 5 about the smell and smoke emanating from a burning pile of horse manure at a property in the town of Throop, in the Finger Lakes region 20 miles west of Syracuse.
  • Study: Climate Change Risk Threatens 18 US Military Sites

    07/27/2016 10:51:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/27/2016 | unknown
    Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report released on Wednesday. Nonprofit group the Union of Concerned Scientists analyzed 18 military installations that represent more than 120 coastal bases nationwide to weigh the impact of climate change on their operations. Faster rates of sea level rises in the second half of this century could mean that tidal flooding will become a daily occurrence for some installations, pushing useable land needed for military training and testing into tidal...
  • Poll finds Californians back climate change efforts despite cost

    07/28/2016 6:11:29 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 27, 2016 | Jeremy B. White
    Climate change policies appeal to a majority of Californians despite the possibility of higher energy costs, a new Public Policy Institute of California poll has found.
  • Maryland’s Coming Fracking Showdown

    07/27/2016 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MC GOP ^ | July 26, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    The clock is counting down toward an important decision for Maryland’s economic future, namely whether to allow hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, to drill for natural gas in the state. Over a year ago, legislation that blocked fracking for another two years became law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature. That law barred the state from issuing drilling permits until October 2017 and required the Department of the Environment to adopt new regulations by October 2016. The passage of this law effectively delayed any decision on fracking until next year. To recap: the Marcellus Shale is a geological formation found...
  • You Could Pay More to Fly Under This EPA Climate Change Rule

    07/27/2016 12:51:02 PM PDT · by milton23 · 26 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/27/16 | Katie Tubb
    Flying used to be a luxury only the rich could afford. Advances in the airline industry making travel more efficient and affordable have expanded the mobility of hundreds of millions of Americans. But a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency is likely to take air travel backward. The EPA on Monday released a final “endangerment finding” that greenhouse gases from large commercial aircraft cause climate change and endanger “Americans’ health and the environment.” It comes as no surprise that the Obama administration would reach to the skies and add airplanes to the list of its regulatory targets. The administration has...
  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

    07/25/2016 9:35:11 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 47 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | Alyssa Canobbio
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of...
  • U.S. Hits Record 129 Months Since Last Major Hurricane Strike

    07/25/2016 8:31:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    No major hurricane has made landfall in the continental United States for a record-breaking 129 months, according to data going back to 1851 compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The last major hurricane to make landfall on the continental United States was Hurricane Wilma, which slammed into Florida on Oct. 24, 2005--129 months ago. The 2016 hurricane season--which officially opened on June 1 and ends on November 30--is expected to be “near normal”, with more hurricane activity than last year’s “below normal” season.
  • Petition: Remove air conditioning from all US State Department property.

    07/24/2016 3:01:14 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 72 replies
    Change.org ^ | 7/24/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected and appointed government officials to lead by example, THEREFORE, we call upon the U.S. Department of State to remove air conditioning from all property that the Department owns, rents, or otherwise employs, including but not limited to embassies, consulates, office buildings, etc., all vehicles owned and/or operated by the Department, and any other property, real or movable, owned, rented, or otherwise employed by the Department.
  • Kerry: Refrigerator chemicals are just as bad as ISIS

    07/23/2016 7:59:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/22/16 | John Siciliano
    Air conditioners and refrigerators pose as big a threat to "life on the planet" as the threat of terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as air conditioning and refrigerators, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The chemicals are a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists blame for contributing to global warming.
  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as the Islamic State

    07/22/2016 2:39:43 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 72 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 07/22/2106 | Robert Spencer
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of...
  • Earth on track for hottest year ever as warming speeds up ("EXTRAORDINARY YEAR")

    07/21/2016 7:25:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 7/21/16 | Stephanie Nebehay
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The earth is on track for its hottest year on record and warming at a faster rate than expected, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday. Temperatures recorded mainly in the northern hemisphere in the first six months of the year, coupled with an early and fast Arctic sea ice melt and "new highs" in heat-trapping carbon dioxide levels, point to quickening climate change, it said. June marked the 14th straight month of record heat, the United Nations agency said. It called for speedy implementation of a global pact reached in Paris last December to limit...
  • Social Engineering of the Globe with Sustainable Development Goals

    07/21/2016 7:32:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The goal now is a socialist, redistributionist society: Socialism/communism represents no hope; it is sheer misery and deprivation of everything that makes life worth living “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” - Christine Stewart, former Canadian Minister of the Environment One of the first changes made by the new British Prime Minister, Theresa May, was to close the Department of Energy and Climate Change and to transfer it to a new office, the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy,...
  • Global Warming Expedition Stopped In Its Tracks By Arctic Sea Ice(DOH!)

    07/20/2016 8:19:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/20/2016 | Craig Boudreau
    A group of adventurers, sailors, pilots and climate scientists that recently started a journey around the North Pole in an effort to show the lack of ice, has been blocked from further travels by ice. The Polar Ocean Challenge is taking a two month journey that will see them go from Bristol, Alaska, to Norway, then to Russia through the North East passage, back to Alaska through the North West passage, to Greenland and then ultimately back to Bristol. Their objective, as laid out by their website, was to demonstrate “that the Arctic sea ice coverage shrinks back so far...
  • Brit Investment Company Gives Up on US Electric Truck Maker

    07/13/2016 5:10:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | Mon, 07/11/2016 - 07:46 | Paul Chesser
    A British investment company has thrown in the towel on an electric delivery truck manufacturer that it once wholly owned, saw fail, then spun off in the United States at the height of President Obama’s green energy stimulus subsidy mania. U.K.-based Tanfield Group announced at the end of June that it wrote down the value of the last 5.76 percent ownership stake it held in Smith Electric Vehicles, which received $32 million in U.S. taxpayer funds as a formerly British entity that reconstituted and relocated in Kansas City in 2009. The move by Tanfield followed Smith’s legal action filed against...
  • New York wind farm part of larger offshore energy ambitions

    07/14/2016 10:03:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2016 3:10 PM EDT | Frank Eltman
    A New York utility plans to approve a wind farm off eastern Long Island that it says would be the nation’s largest offshore wind energy project built to date. The project would be the first phase of a more ambitious effort to construct hundreds of electricity-producing turbines in the Atlantic Ocean in the coming years. The announcement that the Long Island Power Authority plans to approve a proposed 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm in U.S. waters east of Montauk at a meeting next week was greeted enthusiastically by energy experts, elected officials and environmentalists. […] The U.S. lags behind Europe and...
  • The Hillary Treatment for Climate Fraudsters?

    07/16/2016 4:59:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    This past March, 17 attorneys general launched a coordinated effort to investigate, pursue and prosecute companies, think tanks and other organizations that say there is little credible evidence that human “greenhouse gas” emissions are causing “dangerous” or “catastrophic” manmade climate change.The AGs said their targets’ actions constitute “fraud” – which they described as using “polished public relations campaigns” to “muddle the truth,” “discredit prevailing climate science,” and “mislead” people about threats from higher temperatures, rising seas, floods and more severe weather. Their real goal is to intimidate and silence targeted groups, and bankrupt them with legal fees, court costs and...