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  • Just in time for Independence Day, the Left is coming for our barbecue grills

    07/04/2015 6:08:03 AM PDT · by Marcus · 36 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 4, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    On this Independence Day, one of the sadder aspects of American life we have to consider is the tendency of some Americans to wag their fingers at others about the way they choose to live, sometimes with disastrous results. The temperance movement of the 19th Century led to Prohibition which led to Al Capone, for example. Now someone writing in the New Republic on Friday wants to take away our right to barbecue.
  • Movie Exposing Lies of Global Warming launching crowdfund July 8th

    07/03/2015 8:34:18 PM PDT · by greenliemovie.com · 14 replies
    NewsWire ^ | June 3, 2015 | NewsWire
    A New Comedy/Documentary, Called "The Green Lie", Investigates Lies and Cronyism Behind Global Warming that will launch a crowdfund, on Indiegogo Wednesday July 8, 2015. Boca Raton, FL, June 19, 2015 (Newswire) - ​​Awaken The Giant Films embarks on a journey going through the history of where the theory of global warming came from, how Al Gore is connected to it, and the cronyism connected to Global Warming alarmism. "The Green Lie" movie, will launch an Indiegogo crowdfund July 8th, that will expose false scientific data, carbon trading, UN agendas, green scams, and adds comedy while doing it.
  • Interesting Reparations for Global Warming

    07/02/2015 7:56:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Apparently carbon footprint taxes and wealth redistribution are not enough, we must adopt progressive social engineering of the planet “Give me your tired, your poor, 
 Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, 
 The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. 
 Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: 
 I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” - Emma Lazarus If you thought global warming scaremongering tactics went away with the most recent failed prediction for 2015 when we were supposed to be flooded and underwater, with little polar ice caps left, you would be mistaken. Writing for the...
  • North Carolinas Perfect Storm for Shark Attacks (they're caused by global warming)

    07/01/2015 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 29, 2015 | Brian Clark Howard
    5. Global warming Although Frank J. Schwartz, a shark biologist with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, says theres too much natural variability in weather cycles to blame the recent shark attacks on global warming, Burgess says the link is plausible. Clearly global climate change is a reality and it has resulted in warmer temperatures in certain places at certain times, says Burgess. As warming is expected to increase, it will likely bring more sharks farther north and entice more people to get into the water, which will lead to more bites.
  • Anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein hosted at Vatican

    07/02/2015 8:58:50 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2015 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet. Klein, author of "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate," acknowledged Wednesday that, "as a secular Jewish feminist," she never expected to be invited to the Vatican.
  • Obama Peddles Global Warming Fantasies, Attacks Political Opponents at Taxpayer Expense

    07/01/2015 8:35:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Tom Fitton
    The most lavish expenditure on record to date was the first ladys Africa trip and a single Honolulu vacation, which cost taxpayers $15,885,585.30 in flight expenses alone. The single largest expense for accommodations was for Michelle Obamas side-trip to Dublin, Ireland, during the 2013 G-8 conference in Belfast, when she and her entourage booked 30 rooms at the five-star Shelbourne Hotel, with the first lady staying in the 1,500-square-foot Princess Grace suite at a cost of $3,500 a night. The total cost to taxpayers for the Obamas Ireland trip was $7,921,638.66.
  • What Anthony Kennedy and His Four Cronies Have Unleashed

    06/29/2015 12:46:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 29, 2015q | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There wouldn't be social issues if there weren't angst and misery and unhappiness. And make no mistake: That's what's driving all this, folks. You may think this is all political, but it's angst and misery. It's unhappiness. It's people seeking a mysterious... You can read it in Kennedy Supreme Court ruling. You know that Supreme Court decision that Kennedy wrote is basically all about self-esteem and dignity. That's why Scalia openly wrote, he would be embarrassed to sign his name to a majority opinion such as that written by Anthony Kennedy on the gay marriage business. Esteem and dignity...
  • Papal Economics and Papal Climatology

    06/27/2015 5:00:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Pope Francis weighed in on global warming the other day after convening a conference of climate scientists from around the world. His recent encyclical on the subject, “Laudato Si,” was awful in describing what we know about climate science, dreadful in discussing possible solutions and completely wrong in understanding the role that economics must play.Let’s begin by distinguishing between “is” and “ought.” Scientists try to understand what is. And there is broad agreement about what we know and don’t know. (I’ll briefly summarize that below.) But there is not broad agreement about what we should do about it or whether...
  • Washington Post Op-Ed: Its time for conservatives to end the denial on climate change

    06/26/2015 8:49:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/26/2015 | Michael Gerson
    Reducing Pope Francis’s encyclical “Laudato Si” to a white paper on global warming is, in George Weigel’s fitting analogy, “akin to reading ‘Moby Dick’ as if it were a treatise on the 19th-century New England whaling industry.” The whole spirit and story of the thing are missed. The pope’s sprawling, ambitious statement — setting out a theory of nature and of the human person — will be profitably scrutinized for decades. Environmentalists who like some of Francis’s conclusions will find, if they sit quietly with the text rather than rummage through it for the politically relevant bits, that the pope...
  • Dem. Senator Hopes The DOJ Sues Global Warming Deniers

    06/25/2015 1:12:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 25, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is not a fan of anyone who disagrees with him about man-made global warming. And at an event hosted by environmentalists, he made it clear just how much he doesnt like skeptics. But, this vast denial apparatus that propagates the false doubt, that props up the phony science, that gets these yahoos who cant survive peer-reviewed scrutiny onto Fox News, onto the cable shows, saying that their scientists, they create an artificial conflict about this and thats why I think theres doubt, the Rhode Island Democrat told attendees at a League of Conservation Voters event in...
  • Pope Francesco's Amazing Climate Theatre

    06/25/2015 3:14:18 PM PDT · by ubipetrusest · 8 replies
    brotherlapin,com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Brother Lapin
    Morris tells me the recyclical Laudato Si is subtitled: Pope Francescos Amazing Climate Theatre, and how appropriate this is. The recyclical provides fun for all the family: theres something in the show for everyone: global warming enthusiasts, liberals, Buddhists, atheists, New Age hippies, greens, and everyone who enjoys those lovely pictures of Saint Francis surrounded by corgis, hummingbirds and My Little Pony, without asking awkward questions like, What did Francis say about sin? At the heart of this recyclical is the popular image of Saint Francis surrounded by cuddly animals, and this is where we find the real theological and...
  • Black Chamber of Commerce: EPA Clean Air Plan Will Increase Black Poverty 23%, Strip .. Black Jobs

    06/24/2015 9:55:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    A study commissioned by the National Black Chamber of Commerce, which represents 2.1 million black-owned businesses in the United States, found that the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) Clean Power Plan would increase black poverty by 23 percent and cause the loss of 7 million jobs for black Americans by 2035. The study also found that the EPA' plan would increase Hispanic poverty by 26 percent and cause the loss of 12 million jobs for Hispanic Americans by 2035. The EPA proposed the Clean Power Plan on June 2, 2014 to cut carbon emissions from power plants. ... There was a...
  • EPA Chief: Global Warming Deniers Are Not Normal People

    06/23/2015 4:14:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 93 replies
    dailycaller ^ | Miachael Bastasch
    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told an audience Tuesday gathered at a White House conference normal people, not climate deniers will win the debate on global warming.rWhat do you think? McCarthys remarks came as she was talking about the reasons why the EPA put out a report on the negative health impacts global warming will have on public health. She said the agency puts out such reports to educate the public, not answer critiques from global warming skeptics.rWhat do you think?
  • Humans will be extinct in 100 years says eminent scientist

    06/19/2015 4:54:51 PM PDT · by plain talk · 55 replies
    PhysOrg.com ^ | Jun 23, 2010 | Lin Edwards
    Eminent Australian scientist Professor Frank Fenner, who helped to wipe out smallpox, predicts humans will probably be extinct within 100 years, because of overpopulation, environmental destruction and climate change. Fenner said that climate change is only at its beginning, but is likely to be the cause of our extinction. Well undergo the same fate as the people on Easter Island, he said. More people means fewer resources, and Fenner predicts there will be a lot more wars over food.
  • Vatican's Climate Expert, an Atheist, Speaks on World's 1.2B Catholics Tackling Environment Issue

    06/23/2015 9:57:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    ZENIT: The World Seen From Rome ^ | 06/19/2015 | Deborah Castellano Lubov
    Only if we get our acts together will the climate crisis problem be able to be overcome. This is the conviction of Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, founder and director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, who has been a right-hand expert for Pope Francis' just-released encyclical on ecology. In an interview with ZENIT yesterday following the release of Pope Francis' 184-page encyclical on ecology 'Laudato Si': on the Care for Our Common Home,' Dr. Schellnhuber, who has recently been appointed to the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences, spoke on the importance of the encyclical and how...
  • Pope Francis Is Wrong about Air Conditioning

    06/23/2015 7:13:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/23/2015 | by SHUBHANKAR CHHOKRA
    Pope Francis’s aversion to air conditioning may be red hot, but he himself is comfortably cool. In his encyclical Laudato Si’, published today, the pope lambasts wasteful consumerism and unchecked human economic activity as a root of climate change, singling out one product in particular for censure: the air conditioner. “A simple example [of harmful habits of consumption] is the increasing use and power of air-conditioning,” Francis writes. “The markets, which immediately benefit from sales, stimulate ever greater demand. An outsider looking at our world would be amazed at such behavior, which at times appears self-destructive.” But ironically, Francis probably...
  • Heritage Action and Americans for Limited Government Plea to Senate: Vote NO on ObamaTrade

    06/22/2015 10:44:23 PM PDT · by Mariner · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22nd, 2015 | unattributed
    The Senate is set to vote on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation the House passed last week that gives President Obama fast track trade authority to finalize his trade negotiations without Congressional amendments. Right now, Obama is finalizing negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Under fast-track trade authority, Congress only gets an up or down vote on the final negotiation, and is not part of the negotiating process. The legislation passed the House because it did not contain TAA Trade Adjustment Assistance a...
  • Inaction on climate change would cost billions, major EPA study finds

    06/22/2015 3:11:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2015 | by Joby Warrick
    A global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions would prevent nearly 70,000 premature American deaths annually by the end of the century while sparing the country hundreds of billions of dollars worth of economic losses, according to a major government study on the cost of climate change. The report, a five-year, peer-reviewed analysis that assesses the benefits of alternative strategies for dealing with climate change, concludes that every region of the country could be spared severe economic disruptions that would result if greenhouse gas concentrations continue to soar. The results are quite startling and very clear, said EPA administrator Gina...
  • Pope Francis, climate change...and America's mass murder epidemic (Hurl warning)

    06/22/2015 10:12:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer's Attytood Blog ^ | June 21, 2015 | Will Bunch
    Last week was a hard one to fully process for adult-ADD-addled news junkie like me. A momentous and arguably uplifting event -- Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change, a powerful document that folks may still be talking about in the year 2525, if Man (and Woman) are still alive -- was drowned out, at least in this country, by by the sound of gunfire and the manifestation of raw hate that occurred in Charleston. (And who exactly was Rachel Dolezal again?) The tragedy of Charleston and its "Mother Bethel" church absolutely needs to stay on the front burner of the...
  • How climate-change doubters lost a papal fight

    06/20/2015 6:13:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2015 | By Anthony Faiola and Chris Mooney
    VATICAN CITY Pope Francis was about to take a major step backing the science behind human-driven global warming, and Philippe de Larminat was determined to change his mind. A French doubter who authored a book arguing that solar activity not greenhouse gases was driving global warming, de Larminat sought a spot at a climate summit in April sponsored by the Vaticans Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Nobel laureates would be there. So would U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. economist Jeffrey Sachs and others calling for dramatic steps to curb carbon emissions. fter securing a high-level meeting at...
  • The World's Poor Need More Energy: What BP Knows and Pope Francis Doesnt

    06/22/2015 5:05:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/21/2015 | Robert Bryce
    When it comes to energy supplies and therefore carbon dioxide emissions and climate change who are you going to believe? Pope Francis, or BP? Whether you love the pope and hate BP, or vice versa, doesnt matter. What matters when discussing energy availability, climate change, and poverty are hard numbers and simple math. And the latest edition of BPs Statistical Review of World Energy, which was released eight days before Pope Francis issued his encyclical on climate change, is chockfull of numbers that expose the popes failed climate math. Indeed, an analysis of the two documents reveals the...
  • Latest victim of global warming: loaves of bread will be smaller in future, warn scientists

    06/22/2015 6:09:35 AM PDT · by C210N · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Jun 2015 | Jonathan Pearlman
    Long-term global warming will have a deflating effect on bread, and a 2050 loaf will be crumpled and small due a reduction in the amount of protein in grains, Australian scientists have found.
  • UK Government-backed scientific model flags risk of civilisations collapse by 2040

    06/22/2015 6:05:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Medium ^ | June 19, 2015 | Dr. Nafeez Ahmed
    New scientific models supported by the British government’s Foreign Office show that if we don’t change course, in less than three decades industrial civilisation will essentially collapse due to catastrophic food shortages, triggered by a combination of climate change, water scarcity, energy crisis, and political instability. Before you panic, the good news is that the scientists behind the model don’t believe it’s predictive. The model does not account for the reality that people will react to escalating crises by changing behavior and policies. But even so, it’s a sobering wake-up call, which shows that business-as-usual guarantees the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it: our current...
  • Why Im Disregarding Laudato Si and You Should Too

    06/21/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 19, 2015 | Chris Jackson
    Having wasted over an hour of my life, I now can say that I have read Laudato Si. It is the Popes latest verbose tome of an encyclical, which: espouses global warming alarmism, calls for international organizations to police climate change, and waxes poetic about people leading animals to God. In short it is as if Al Gore, Karl Marx, and Teilhard de Chardin wrote an encyclical. Whats worse is that because it came from a Pope, otherwise sane and rational people are actually taking it seriously.
  • Wake Up America: One Mans Ceiling Is Another Mans Floor

    06/21/2015 5:46:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-21-2015 | MOTUS
    Its official: the summer solstice arrives at 12:38 p.m. EDT. On this, the official Summer Solstice, I would like to wish everyone a wonderful and fruitful summer.And speaking of berries, its a shame neither Barry nor his progeny will be home in the Big White to celebrate either the solstice or Fathers Day this year. Butt dont let that spoil your day.Because the Summer Solstice is here and that means that - once again - the hottest days of the year lie ahead, whether you believe the earth is warming due to my SUV or not.Warning: hot daze aheadAnd Happy...
  • Sanders: GOP's climate change denial an 'embarrassment' (photo needed of Bernie on his jumbo jet)

    06/21/2015 5:35:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday night said Republican skepticism towards climate change science is a national embarrassment. One of the embarrassments that goes on in this country today is that we have a major political party called the Republican Party that is rejecting what the overwhelming majority of scientists are saying, Sanders told host Bill Maher on HBOs Real Time with Bill Maher. That is, of course, climate change is real and caused by human activity, said Sanders, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. Thats an issue were going to talk about a whole lot. Sanders praised Pope Francis for...
  • American recycling is stalling, and the big blue bin is one reason why

    06/21/2015 3:21:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 6/20/15 | Aaron C. Davis
    **SNIP** Once a profitable business for cities and private employers alike, recycling in recent years has become a money-sucking enterprise. The District, Baltimore and many counties in between are contributing millions annually to prop up one of the nations busiest facilities here in Elkridge, Md. but it is still losing money. In fact, almost every facility like it in the country is running in the red. And Waste Management and other recyclers say that more than 2,000 municipalities nationwide are paying to dispose of their recyclables instead of the other way around. In short, the business of American recycling...
  • Pope Francis Goes Off the Rails

    06/20/2015 8:29:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 17, 2015 | Rich Lowry, editor, The National Review
    A quasi-religious movement now has a genuinely religious leader. The popes encyclical on the environment is being hailed for its embrace of science, although it is about as scientific as the Catholic hymnal. Pope Francis writes that Sister Earth now cries out because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. Really? Is that what the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says? Im not Catholic, but I respect the popes humility and am moved by his love for the handicapped and his concern...
  • Sea Level Was Higher During The Medieval Warm Period

    06/20/2015 2:20:29 PM PDT · by rottndog · 33 replies
    Real Science ^ | 6-18-2015 | stevengoddard
    The Norman castle at Pevensey Bay is one of the most historic sites in Britain. It is built inside of a Roman wall, and was William the Conquerors headquarters. It was also used as a defense outpost by Brits and Americans in WWII It is currently several miles from the sea, but at the time when the Romans and Normans built the structures, the water lapped right up to the edge of the stone. The map below shows the bay 900 years ago, and the current seashore as a dashed line.
  • Laudato No: Praise Not Pope Franciss Crude Economics

    06/20/2015 6:39:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/19/2015 | The Editors
    There is an undeniable majesty to the papacy, one that is politically useful to the Left from time to time. The same Western liberals who abominate the Catholic Church as an atavistic relic of more superstitious times, who regard its teachings on abortion and contraception as inhumane and its teachings on sexuality as a hate crime today are celebrating Pope Franciss global-warming encyclical, Laudato Si, as a moral mandate for their cause. So much for that seamless garment. It may be that the carbon tax, like Paris, is worth a Mass. The main argument of the encyclical will be no...
  • How Thick Is Pope Franciss Bubble?

    06/19/2015 5:13:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/19/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    I have started Laudato Si, Pope Franciss newly release papal encyclical on global warming, and its something of a slog. As one of my colleagues put it, popes never seem to use one word when 500 will do. I feel somewhat free to take things slowly when analyzing these documents. Theres something about an institution thats been around for 2,000-odd years that makes you feel less beholden to the 24-hour news cycle (or the 5-minute news cycle of the Twitter era). But Im ready to make one preliminary observation, which stands out with particular clarity in the early sections. These...
  • EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks (to prevent global warming)

    06/19/2015 8:04:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2015
    The Obama administration is issuing new rules intended to improve fuel efficiency for medium and heavy-duty trucks and cut pollution blamed for global warming. The proposed standards are expected to lower cardon dioxide emissions by about 1 billion metric tons ...
  • Pope Franciss Vow of Poverty for All

    06/19/2015 5:36:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/19/2015 | by RUPERT DARWALL
    Hopes that the popes encyclical will narrow the climate-change divide are likely to be dashed. The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth, Pope Francis tells us in his encyclical Laudato si. The encyclical had climate alarmists in a swoon for the popes deep dive into climate policy and taking a swing at skeptics for denial and obstructionism. But the encyclical has the merit of honesty in not maintaining any pretense of objectivity and balance. Our goal is not to amass information or to satisfy curiosity the pope writes in...
  • US climate skeptics say Pope wrong, poor need cheap fuel

    06/18/2015 9:28:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | June 18, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    MIAMI (AFP) - US climate change skeptics and deniers said Thursday that Pope Francis was wrong to urge action against global warming because continuing to burn cheap fossil fuels could actually help the poor. The reactions to Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change ranged from anger to polite disagreement, with US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush saying he respects the Catholic leader but prefers to make decisions about the environment in the political realm. "Look, the climate is changing," Bush said at a campaign event in Iowa, according to CNN. "I believe there are technological solutions for just about everything....
  • US Catholics ready to follow Pope's 'marching orders' on climate change

    06/18/2015 1:22:58 PM PDT · by detective · 542 replies
    MSN news ^ | June 18, 2015 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Leaders of the Catholic Church in America took their marching orders from the Popes encyclical on Thursday, fanning out to Congress and the White House to push for action on climate change. The high-level meetings offered a first glimpse of a vast and highly organised effort by the leadership of Americas nearly 80 million Catholics to turn the Popes moral call for action into reality. It is our marching orders for advocacy, Joseph Kurtz, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Archbishop of Louisville, said. It really brings about a new urgency for us.
  • Our Creator already wrote the encyclical that counts

    06/18/2015 11:38:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/15 | Judi Mcleod
    How can Pope Francis lend himself in any activity with the man who will make the Free West the end of an era? Hard to tell which was really worse, the caricature of Pope Francis as the worlds newest superhero in the Pope Francis: The Encyclical mock video, or the picture of him on Drudge with the wind having blown the pellegrina of his robe over his head. Some would say the picture on Drudge, which would have been seen by far more people than the video. Either way the pontiff came off as looking stupid in his role as...
  • Pope Francis: Time for a bold cultural revolution to confront climate change

    06/18/2015 8:39:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    As expected, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical on the environment this morning, and as anticipated, it demands a radical departure from the current status quo. Titled Laudato, Sí in honor of his namesake St. Francis of Assisi, the Pope calls for a “bold cultural revolution” in apparent ignorance of the horrors meted out in the previous century under that rubric, to combat evils in the present time, both imagined (or at least highly speculative) and real. The main focus for the media will be on the pontifical call to arms on climate change, but there’s at least...
  • A message from the Pope: Hey you, stop ignoring climate change

    06/18/2015 6:22:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN two degrees ^ | June 18, 2015 | John D. Sutter, CNN
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) You could be forgiven for thinking the reason the world isn't doing nearly enough to fight climate change is that the American Ostrich Politicians are holding us back. You know these guys: Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush. These AOPs have their heads stuck so far in the sand that they aren't willing to see that climate change is real, that we're largely causing it -- and that failing to act puts the entire world at serious risk. But when I read Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and climate change, I was struck by his mention of a...
  • The water table is dropping all over the world: NASA warns were on the path to global drought

    06/17/2015 7:06:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    National Post ^ | June 17, 2015 | Todd C. Frankel, The Washington Post
    Drought-stricken California is not the only place draining underground aquifers in the hunt for fresh water. Its happening across the world, according to two new studies by U.S. researchers released Tuesday. ---snip--- ......groundwater reserves take thousands of years to accumulate and only slowly recharge with water from snowmelt and rains. Now, as drilling for water has taken off across the globe, the hidden water reservoirs are being stressed. Underground aquifers supply 35 percent of the water used by humans worldwide. Demand is even greater in times of drought. Rain-starved California is currently tapping aquifers for 60 percent of its water...
  • Hans Joachim (John) Schellnhuber appointed by Pope Francis to Pontifical Academy of Science

    06/17/2015 7:47:44 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | Vox Cantoris
    "Hans Joachim (John) Schellnhuber appointed by Pope Francis to Pontifical Academy of Science - Does he want a "one-world government?" Seems to be so!" Hans Joachim (John) Schellnhuber of the Potsdam Institute will be one of the presenters at tomorrow's unveiling of the ghost-written Encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato si. I've asked the question recently, is he a Malthusian when he said referring to his theory that the temperature of the earth could rise by 9F degrees: In a very cynical way, its a triumph for science because at last we have stabilized something - namely the estimates for the...
  • How climate change deniers got it right but very wrong (Now at 99.9% "consensus")

    06/17/2015 6:56:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    msnbc ^ | June 16, 2015 | Tony Dokoupil
    It turns out the climate change deniers were right: There isnt 97% agreement among climate scientists. The real figure? Its not lower, but actually higher.
  • Pope's encyclical to prove Ted Cruz right on global warming as religion

    06/17/2015 6:46:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 17, 2015 | Mark Whittington, Houston Politics Examiner
    Pope Francis seems to be bent on proving Ted Cruz right that the cause of global warming is based more on religion than science. The pope is set to demand that the people of the Earth make changes in lifestyle and energy consumption to deal with the alleged threat, using the language of religion rather than science. According to a Tuesday article in USA Today, Bjorn Lomborg, a global warming skeptic, pointed out that the popes prescriptions will fall heaviest on the poor. Back in March, Ted Cruz, a senator from Texas and candidate for president of the United States,...
  • Pope Francis Calls For A New Global Political Authority To Save Humanity

    06/17/2015 5:10:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 82 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 6/17/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Pope Francis says that global warming is a fact and that a new global political authority is necessary in order to save humanity from utter disaster. The new encyclical that was scheduled to be released on Thursday has been leaked, and it is being reported that this new global political authority that Pope Francis envisions would be in charge of the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions. The funny thing is that this sounds very much in line with the new sustainable development agenda that is going to be launched at the United Nations in...
  • He's Back! Biden Says Climate Change Critics "Deny Gravity"

    06/17/2015 4:24:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 17,2015 | Charles Spiering
    Vice President Joe Biden returned to the public stage today for a speech at the White House Clean Energy Summit, blasting Republicans for denying climate change.
  • RED FRANCIS: Commie Pope Blames Wealthy Nations for Plight of the Poor

    06/16/2015 11:59:24 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 101 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 15, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Pope Francis blames wealthy nations for the plight of the poor in his anticipated encyclical on Global Warming junk science. Red Francis also says Global warming is real and wealthy countries must do more to save the planet. The National Journal reported:
  • He may be pope, but that doesnt mean he can stop climate change

    06/17/2015 1:20:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Grist ^ | June 16, 2015 | Ben Adler
    Liberals love nothing better than a religious figure who takes their side, and the media loves nothing more than the man-bites-dog story of a conservative force or figure staking out a progressive position. Consider all the hype given to pro-social justice evangelical Christians like Jim Wallis, or the statistically nonexistent Creation Care movement of green evangelicals. So the Monday leak of Pope Franciss forthcoming encyclical on climate change naturally triggered triumphant statements from green groups. In the draft, Francis says that climate change is mostly human-made, and that a failure to mitigate it would be an abrogation of our responsibility...
  • Pope Francis Climate-Change Encyclical Leaked Four Days Early by Italian Magazine

    06/16/2015 1:16:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 15, 2015 | Jacob Koffler
    The 192-page document is Pope Francis' first major teaching letter on climate change and its effects on the planet's poor.Italian magazine LEspresso leaked Pope Francis hotly anticipated encyclical on climate change on its website on Monday, breaking an embargo on the document set for Thursday. The 192-page document is Pope Francis first major teaching letter on climate change and its effects on the planets poor. Hailed by some as the Pope of the poor, Francis linkage of environmental and economic issues puts the Vatican out front on a closely watched topic. A Vatican official told Bloomberg News that the leak...
  • Ski Season Officially Over In Colorado After A-Basin Closed On Sunday

    06/15/2015 3:21:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    CBS4 ^ | June 14, 2015
    The ski season is now officially over in Colorado after Arapahoe Basin shut down their chairlifts on Sunday. ... This years season lasted 237 days.
  • Pope: Climate change is immoral

    06/15/2015 3:10:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | Bill Press, talk show host
    It takes a big ego to run for president. How else could you keep a straight face while telling everybody: Im the best person in the entire country to be the next president of the United States? But if it takes a big ego to fun for president, it takes an even bigger ego to run against the Pope! Meet Rick Santorum. Desperate to find one issue that separates him from the rest of the Republican pack of clowns, Roman Catholic Santorum has decided to attack Pope Francis for daring to speak out on climate change. In a radio...
  • Daniel Greenfield:ABC Warmunists Claimed New York to be Underwater in 2015 [That was in 2008]

    06/15/2015 9:23:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/15/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    [1]I’m not currently underwater and looking out the window, there doesn’t seem to be a massive wall of water headed this way, but if that changes, I’ll do my best to let you know [2]. On June 12, 2008, correspondent Bob Woodruff revealed that the program “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.”As one expert warns that in 2015 the sea level will rise quickly, a visual shows New York City being engulfed by water. The video...