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  • A new culprit for climate change is found, but it’s not of this Earth

    02/24/2017 5:55:33 AM PST · by Moltke · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 24, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Since the media is all aflutter over proposed changes to the EPA and various climate-based regulations, we may as well visit (or revisit) the debate on climate change. Is it the result of activities of man or simply the normal patterns of changes in the Earth’s complicated biosphere? Some claim that it’s a combination of the two. But now, a team of astrophysicists has released new data which seems to support a decades-old theory which places the blame, shall we say, a bit further away. Since a picture is worth 1000 words, here’s a hint: That’s right. The actual culprit...
  • Hundreds of Scientists BEG Trump to END U.N. Climate Change Agreement

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

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

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

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

    02/22/2017 6:49:40 PM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 22, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Environmental hypocrites who were protesting against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, burned oil to keep themselves warm! They also left enough litter to fill more than 250 garbage trucks! Environmental hypocrites who were protesting against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, burned oil to keep themselves warm!They also left enough litter to fill more than 250 garbage trucks!Fox News writes of this: (the bolding is mine)What was once a bustling makeshift city is now a largely abandoned garbage pit. Teepees and yurts, thousands of sheets of plywood and tents, kerosene and propane stoves, diesel and gasoline generators, food, clothing, cars and mountains...
  • Congress Slashes Funding For NASA’s Global Warming Research

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

    02/21/2017 11:47:55 AM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    KQED News, San Francisco ^ | February 20, 2016 | Sarah Craig
    Charges of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, cybersecurity and terrorism are topics that have recently dominated the national security conversation. But according to Richard Clarke, it’s climate change that poses an imminent threat to our nation’s shores. Clarke is the former U.S. national security adviser who gained notoriety after criticizing the George W. Bush administration for the war in Iraq, saying Bush is guilty of war crimes. Clarke is concerned about chaos that will occur not just in California, but around the globe from rising seas that could displace millions of people.
  • It’s Time To ‘Primary’ Joe Manchin And Heidi Heitkamp And For Democrats To Have Guts

    02/19/2017 2:02:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 18, 2017 | Richard Greene, Author of "Words That Shook The World"
    My Democratic Party believes there is man-made climate change. My Democratic Party believes in science. My Democratic Party believes in protecting the environment. On February 17, 2017 two Democratic United States Senators voted for a man who is a climate denier, a science denier and a destroyer of the environment to head The Environmental Protection Agency. For that alone, Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp must be “primaried” in 2018 and we should start finding qualified, principled, Progressive candidates in their states today who can take them on and represent true Democratic values in Congress. I don’t care that West Virginia...
  • Take Back Al Gore's Nobel And Give It To The Fracking Industry

    02/19/2017 7:29:37 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    investors.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Editors
    Climate Change: U.S. output of so-called greenhouse gases continues to decline, a new report shows. Even so, global warming activists are likely to be disappointed. The drop has nothing to do with their pet cause, alternative energy. That's right. The Environmental Protection Agency's yearly greenhouse gas emissions report noted that after rising slightly in 2013 and 2014, greenhouse gas output fell in 2015 — the most recent full year for which data are available. OK, but maybe it was a one-year fluke? Hardly. First off, the drop was significant in size — 2.2% on an annual basis, far too big...
  • Trump’s Mar-a-Lago could be underwater for 210 days a year as seas rise

    02/18/2017 8:02:58 AM PST · by bgill · 75 replies
    Guardian US ^ | Aug. 3, 2016 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Trump currently dismisses climate change as a hoax invented by China, though he has quietly sought to shield real estate investments in Ireland from its effects. But at the Republican presidential contender’s Palm Beach estate and the other properties that bear his name in south Florida, the water is already creeping up bridges and advancing on access roads, lawns and beaches because of sea-level rise, according to a risk analysis prepared for the Guardian. In 30 years, the grounds of Mar-a-Lago could be under at least a foot of water for 210 days a year because of tidal flooding along...
  • The Oroville Dam and Global Warming (Saturbray)

    02/18/2017 6:02:20 AM PST · by bray · 15 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 2/18/17 | bray
    Psalm 69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. If Global Warming was anything other than a religion the storms on the West Coast would prove the entire theory wrong. Algore and the Warmists claimed in the late 90s that there would be no snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and California would be a desert. Not only are there record amounts of snow the entire Southwest is about to float away. Now we are seeing the real dangers of these liberal zealots who actually believed...
  • Pope Francis: ‘Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist’

    02/17/2017 6:11:23 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 129 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 17, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.” “Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist,” Francis said in his speech to a world meeting of populist movements.
  • Senate votes on party lines to confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator

    02/17/2017 10:29:04 AM PST · by rb22982 · 104 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/17/2017 | Tom DiChristopher
    The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday in a mostly party line vote.
  • Scott Pruitt's Game-Changing Call for Debate on Climate Science

    02/17/2017 7:48:44 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Tom Harris
    In light of charges by a former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist that agency researchers are manipulating data to support climate alarmism, Scott Pruitt -- President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency -- is right to call for open debate on the science. At stake are trillions of dollars, countless jobs, and, if the climate scare is justified, the fate of the global environment. The public needs to have confidence that this is not just a politically convenient crusade devoid of solid scientific support. Last week, former NOAA scientist Dr. John Bates publicly announced his concerns...
  • How full are Northern California reservoirs and rivers?(nice graphs)

    02/17/2017 6:41:08 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | 2/16/2017 | Staff
    These three graphs show key California reservoir conditions and river stages for the upper and lower Sacramento Valley. The images are from the California Department of Water Resources’ Data Exchange Center and the National Weather Service. RESERVOIR CONDITIONS ENDING MIDNIGHT, FEBRUARY 15, 2017 This graph shows California reservoirs, with percentage capacity (the first number) and percentage of historical average (the second number). Updated graphs are available here, at “Selected Reservoirs Daily Graphs. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article133224899.html#storylink=cpy
  • [2012 FLASHBACK] What If Oil and Natural Gas Are Renewable Resources?

    02/17/2017 1:07:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2012 | Greg Lewis
    President Barack Obama and his green energy confederates are determined to scare the public about a declining supply of "fossil fuels." If we accept the idea that oil is produced by the conversion of organic matter -- from plants to dinosaurs -- under extreme pressure, we must also accept the idea that there is a limited supply of oil and that we've got to do everything we can to find a replacement for fossil fuels before we run out. The evidence is mounting that not only do we have more than a century's worth of recoverable oil in the United...
  • The Media Is Already Linking Oroville Dam Disaster To Global Warming

    02/16/2017 7:09:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 15, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    A number of news outlets claim the near collapse of the Oroville dam's emergency spillway in California is a glimpse of what man-made global warming could bring. "Oroville Is a Warning for California Dams, as Climate Change Adds Stress," the New York Times reported. "Broken California Dam Is a Sign of Emergencies to Come," reads an article published in Scientific American, adding that "[c]limate change is leading to more extreme rainfalls that can overwhelm infrastructure."
  • A massive lake of molten carbon the size of Mexico is discovered under the US, and it could cause…

    02/15/2017 6:25:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:07 EST, 15 February 2017 | Tim Collins
    A huge well of molten carbon that would spell disaster for the planet if released has been found under the US. Scientists using the world’s largest array of seismic sensors have mapped a deep-Earth area, covering 700,000 sq miles (1.8 million sq km). This is around the size of Mexico, and researchers say it has the potential to cause untold environmental damage. The discovery could change our understanding of how much carbon the Earth contains, suggesting it is much more than we previously believed. …
  • The Carbon-Tax Scam(BS!)

    02/14/2017 8:04:50 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/14/2017 | Stephen Moore
    I have nothing but respect for former Secretaries of State Jim Baker and George Shultz, but come on, gentlemen: You've been snookered. These two esteemed gentlemen are endorsing a tax scam that would be one of the largest income-redistribution schemes in modern times. It would do considerable and lasting damage to the U.S. The justification for the tax is that it will save the planet by reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, but it won't even do that. The Baker-Shultz plan would impose on America a carbon tax, which would be a tax on American energy consumption. Since energy is a central component...
  • The Clinton Foundation’s man in Cairo was also the Muslim Brotherhood’s

    09/19/2013 3:55:26 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 9/19/2013 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Washington Free Beacon reports that a senior Muslim Brotherhood official who, until fairly recently, was employed by the William J. Clinton Foundation, was arrested in Cairo on Tuesday and charged with inciting violence. The official, Gehad el-Haddad, had been serving as one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s top communications officials. In that capacity, while the Muslim Brotherhood controlled Egypt, he “push[ed] the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamist agenda in the foreign press, where he was often quoted defending the Brotherhood’s crackdown on civil liberties in Egypt,” according to the Free Beacon. El-Haddad served the Clinton Foundation in Cairo as “city director” from...
  • Fake News: Global Warming Edition

    02/13/2017 8:09:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 13, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Fake news has become part of the daily lexicon due to efforts of once respected news outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN to destroy the candidacy and now the presidency of Donald Trump. Fake news is produced with the singular goal of advancing a political agenda – the agenda of the left. Fake news has also permeated another cause near and dear to the left: climate change, formerly known as global warming. The Daily Mail reported on a high-level whistleblower at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealing fake news from the government agency....
  • Report: Government agency refuses to discipline scientists caught cooking the books

    02/13/2017 9:15:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2017 | Rick Moran
    And Democrats wonder why there are so many skeptics when it comes to conclusions reached by government scientists? The inspector general for the National Science Foundation issued a report showing that at least 23 scientists applying for taxpayer-funded grants either plagiarized the text or manipulated data but were not barred from receiving grant money in the future. Washington Free Beacon: The inspector general for the National Science Foundation identified at least 23 instances of plagiarism in proposals, NSF-funded research, and agency publications in 2015 and 2016. It found at least eight instances of data manipulation and fabrication in those years....
  • No, the ‘conservative response to climate change’ is not a carbon tax

    02/12/2017 7:28:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/17 | Herman Cain
    Sorry, nervous old-school Republicans We’ve often argued on this site that the real reason liberals talk about global warming – oh, sorry, “climate change” – is that it serves as a convenient excuse to implement the policies they want anyway. The public won’t support massive taxes and crushing regulation on business, so Democrats insist there is a global emergency whose only possible solution is, amazingly, these very policies.
  • The Times Manipulates the Climate Science Scandal Data

    02/12/2017 5:26:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 12, 2017 | Tully Borland
    If you were only to read the New York Times’ latest article on the most recent Climate Change scandal first reported by the Mail and the Daily Mail, you would never know that there was any scandal to speak of in the first place. Headline: “No Data Manipulation in 2015 Climate Study, Researchers Say.” Well, not all researchers. The background of the data manipulation story revolves around accusations made by David Bates, a recently retired scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Among his several accusations is that NOAA “rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global...
  • Congress Investigates Federal Climate Study After Whistleblower Exposes Fake Science

    02/10/2017 12:01:00 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 10, 2017 | Julie Kelly
    Congress is ramping up its investigation into a key climate study, now under further scrutiny after a federal whistleblower raised more questions about it this week. The scandal some are referring to as “Climategate Two” (you can learn about the first Climategate here) is quickly escalating after Dr. John Bates, a former top scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), exposed how an ex-colleague mishandled a report on global warming right before a major international climate conference in 2015. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said during a Tuesday hearing that NOAA “has deceived the American people by...
  • GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

    02/08/2017 7:59:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 10:24 AM EST | Catherine Lucey and Julie Pace
    A group of Republican senior statesmen is pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz. In an opinion piece published Tuesday night in The Wall Street Journal, they argued “there is mounting evidence of problems with the atmosphere that are growing too compelling to ignore.” […] Carbon taxes are designed to raise the cost of fossil fuels to bring down consumption. Baker and Shultz detailed in the...
  • DELINGPOLE: Why Renewables Are Doomed and Fossil Fuels Are the Future

    02/09/2017 7:44:32 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/8/2017 | James Delingpole
    We’re on the verge of a new energy revolution. Except it’s the exact opposite of the one the “experts” at places like BP, the International Energy Agency and – ahem – the Guardian are predicting. For years we’ve been assured by politicians, energy industry specialists and green advocates that renewables such as wind and solar are getting more and more cost-competitive while dirty fossil fuels are so discredited and wrong and evil we’ll soon have to leave them in the ground. But to believe this you’d have to believe in a world where Donald Trump and Brexit hadn’t happened; where...
  • Trump Agrees With Princeton Physicist That Global Warming Is A ‘Cult Movement’(RuhRoh!)

    02/07/2017 7:50:57 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/7/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    President Donald Trump told a candidate to be his top science adviser that he agreed global warming had become a “cult movement in the last five or 10 years.” Princeton University physicist Will Happer met with Trump in January about a week before the inauguration. He told Trump he believed man-made global warming had been “exaggerated,” to which Trump replied: “I agree with you.” “Very briefly. I said, ‘I’m sure you know my position that I think climate change has been tremendously exaggerated—its significance. Climate is important, always has been, but I think it’s become sort of a cult movement...
  • A Top Climate Scientist Blows the Whistle on Shoddy Climate Science

    02/07/2017 7:05:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/07/2017 | Julie Kelly
    A former top scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has stepped forward to expose the malfeasance behind a key climate report issued just before the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in 2015. The whistleblower, Dr. John Bates, led NOAA’s climate-data records program for ten years and reveals stunning allegations in a lengthy Daily Mail exposé posted February 4. His main charge is that the federal government’s top agency in charge of climate science published a flawed but widely accepted study that was meant to disprove the hiatus in global warming. Bates accuses the study’s lead author,...
  • This new Obamacare support ad challenges President Donald Trump to 'act like' a legitimate president

    02/06/2017 1:48:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | Feb. 6, 2017 | Dan Mangan
    A new TV ad featuring a disabled military veteran blasts President Donald Trump for seeking to repeal Obamacare and for imposing a travel ban that primarily affects Muslims. "You want to be a legitimate president, sir? Then act like one," says the veteran, who according to the ad's sponsor is a Marine who lost a leg while on patrol in Afghanistan. The ad aired for the first time Monday on MSNBC's show "Morning Joe" — which Trump is known to avidly watch — and was produced by the progressive veterans group VoteVets. It lasts just 30 seconds. But in that...
  • Another Huge Global Warming Data Scandal

    02/06/2017 3:54:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 6, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I need to tell you something that you’re not going to see in the Drive-By Media, and it’s huge. In setting this up, I want to remind you why I have spent so much time on the whole subject of climate change and global warming throughout the entirety of this program, 29 years. It is because that issue, climate change, contains every element of extreme liberalism and socialism that needs to be understood and opposed. Climate change, if they succeed in this, climate change is close to health care in terms of, if you get nationalized climate change, nationalized...
  • Federal Park Staffers Defy Presidential Order, Tweet Climate Change Warnings

    02/06/2017 11:25:48 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 37 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/4/2017 | Derek Draplin
    Unnamed employees at the Badlands National Park in South Dakota were lifted to hero status by the mainstream media recently when they defied a presidential blackout on social media by using the park’s Twitter account to tweet climate change facts. After President Donald Trump issued a ban on social media use by the Department of the Interior, which runs the park system, someone from the national park went to Twitter to warn people about the dangers of the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time...
  • NOAA Scientists Manipulated Temperature Data To Make Global Warming Seem Worse

    02/05/2017 8:53:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/17 | Michael Bastasch
    A whistleblower says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rushed a landmark study claiming the planet was warming much faster than expected in order to influence international climate negotiations. Dr. John Bates, the former principal scientist at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., told the Daily Mail NOAA’s 2015 study was meant “to discredit the notion of a global warming hiatus and rush to time the publication of the paper to influence national and international deliberations on climate policy.” Bates said NOAA scientists made a “blatant attempt to intensify the impact” of global warming to eliminate the...
  • Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data

    02/05/2017 7:28:01 AM PST · by wastedyears · 33 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 2/4/2017 (updated 2/5/2017) | David Rose
    The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.
  • 'Apocalyptic' SNOWSTORM blasts Middle East as freak weather terrifies Arab countries

    02/04/2017 8:30:04 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 2/4/2017 | Oli Smith
    The UAE was one of a number of Middle Eastern countries to bare the brunt of a freak weather phenomenon yesterday. A shock snowstorm blasted through the Arab country, usually known for its blistering heat, scorched deserts and year-round sunshine. The blizzard covered parts of the country with up to 10 centimetres of snow, according to the local Met Office. Other Gulf States also experienced rare lightning strikes, sandstorms, rough seas and high winds of up to 90km an hour.
  • Is Sweden's deputy PM trolling Donald Trump in Facebook photo?

    02/03/2017 3:17:18 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3rd February 2017 | BBC News
    Sweden's deputy PM is causing a stir after posting an image appearing to parody Donald Trump's signing of an anti-abortion executive order. Isabella Lovin, who is also the country's climate minister, published a photo that shows her signing a new law surrounded by female colleagues. The image has drawn comparisons with Mr Trump's photo in which no women were present. Within hours the post was shared and liked thousands of times on Facebook. "Wonderful Picture! Hope you sent it to the man on the other side of the ocean," writes one user. "Make the Planet Great Again!" writes another. Facebook...
  • U.N. Official Admits Global Warming Agenda Is Really About Destroying Capitalism

    02/03/2017 8:31:26 AM PST · by Rockitz · 42 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 3 February 2017 | Martin Armstrong via Tyler Durden
    A shocking statement was made by a United Nations official Christiana Figueres at a news conference in Brussels. Figueres admitted that the Global Warming conspiracy set by the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, of which she is the executive secretary, has a goal not of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism. She said very casually: “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning...
  • Rising seas and pounding storms taking toll on Highway 37

    02/03/2017 9:40:00 AM PST · by rey · 46 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 3 Feb 2017
    Surveying flooding along Highway 37 in January, ecologist Fraser Shilling began doubting his projections for when climate change will cause severe, perhaps catastrophic impacts on the major North Bay thoroughfare. In an influential 2016 report used as a guide for the highway’s future, Shilling, co-director of the Road Ecology Center at UC Davis, had established a timetable of several decades for those impacts to be fully realized. But that was before January storms forced the full or partial closure of the highway for roughly 12 days, causing havoc for thousands of daily commuters. “We’re starting to overwhelm the system in...
  • Trump’s Cut To Regulations Puts EPA On Notice

    01/31/2017 9:21:14 PM PST · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | January 30, 2017 | John Walker
    Nominee To Head EPA Believes in Rule of Law and Federalism In a move that fulfills another campaign promise, President Trump signed an order Monday that he said seeks what he called “normalized control” to federal regulations. The order requires agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new proposed regulation. The order could put a stop to runaway regulations imposed by the federal bureaucracy that often ignores the will of Congress. It was a common theme in the Trump campaign. Over and over Trump railed against regulations that strangle both large and small businesses and erode the personal property...
  • Sierra Nevada snowpack is biggest in 22 years — and more snow is on the way

    02/01/2017 12:24:05 PM PST · by Mariner · 33 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | February 1st, 2017 | By PAUL ROGERS
    After a month of huge blizzards and “atmospheric river” storms, the Sierra Nevada snowpack — source of a third of California’s drinking water — is 177 percent of the historic average, the biggest in more than two decades. The last time there was this much snow on Feb. 1 in the Sierra was in 1995. Pete Wilson was California’s governor, “Seinfeld” was the top-rated show on television and Steve Young had just led the 49ers to a blowout win in Super Bowl XXIX. In a breathtaking shift for a state that had been mired in five years of punishing drought,...
  • Meltdown at the EPA -- And not the nuclear kind: Agency’s junk-science promoters are flipping out.

    01/31/2017 6:33:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/31/2017 | Julie Kelly
    In his recently released and timely book, Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA, author Steve Milloy says this about the Environmental Protection Agency: The EPA has over the course of the last 20 years marshaled its vast and virtually unchallenged power into an echo chamber of deceptive science, runaway regulations and fatally flawed research derived from unethical human experiments. The EPA’s conduct runs the gamut from subtle statistical shenanigans to withholding key scientific data, from seeking to rubberstamp baseless research data to illegally spraying diesel exhaust up the noses of unsuspecting children and other vulnerable populations....
  • Former Trump Aide: US Will Pull Out of Paris Climate Deal Within 'Days'

    01/31/2017 2:28:59 PM PST · by drewh · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published January 31, 2017
    <p>One of President Trump’s former aides said that the U.S. will pull out of the landmark Paris climate pact within“days.”</p> <p>Myron Ebell, who helped the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency transition, told reporters that Trump was “determined” to undo Barack Obama’s climate change initiatives.</p>
  • Trump EPA transition chief: Expect U.S. to pull out of climate pact soon

    01/31/2017 9:03:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/31/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Change in direction Now this is not coming from Scott Pruitt, the EPA director-designate, who hasn’t actually been confirmed yet - nor is there even a vote scheduled. Myron Ebell was thought at one point to have the inside track for EPA director because he was Trump’s transition chief on matters related to the EPA, and he either knows what’s going on or he’s going around talking like he does.
  • DELINGPOLE: Trump’s Climate Plans Just Made the Media’s Heads Explode

    01/31/2017 4:49:25 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/31/2017 | James Delingpole
    I’ve just watched the London liberal media’s heads exploding like ripe watermelons. It was great – a bit like that No Pressure video that the enviro-loons made a few years ago, only better because this time the victims weren’t blameless schoolchildren but grisly, puffed-up, righteously eco, Trump-and-Brexit-hating TV and newspaper Environment Correspondents, all of whom hate my guts. (They hate yours too, so don’t get smug.) The occasion was a press conference hosted by the Global Warming Policy Foundation for Myron Ebell, head of the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency transition team. Satan’s Emissary, as liberals prefer to think of...
  • Climate change raises the stakes for affordable health care coverage (racism, enviro-wacko alert)

    01/30/2017 6:17:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 27, 2017 | Dr. Richard Allen Williams and Dr. Elena Rios
    Today, more than 100 million Americans depend on healthcare safety-net programs: Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But that safety net could be shredded if Dr. Tom Price - Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services - has his way. [Snip] There are many reasons to oppose these plans, but one of the most important is also the most overlooked: climate change. As physicians, we see our patients suffering as the planet warms. A 2014 survey by the National Medical Association found that a majority of African-American physicians - who often serve low-income communities and communities...
  • Environmentalists preparing to battle Trump, GOP in court

    01/29/2017 9:00:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2017 12:16 AM EST | Tammy Webber and John Flesher
    Environmentalists facing a hostile Trump administration and a Republican-dominated Congress say the courts may offer their best chance to block changes they oppose. Advocacy groups nationwide are hiring more staff lawyers and coordinating with private attorneys and firms volunteering their services. They are seeking donations, setting priorities and reviewing laws that could be the basis of lawsuits against Trump policies concerning climate change, endangered wildlife, pollution and other issues. …
  • Trump's snub for the Green Prince: US President 'will avoid Charles (T)

    01/29/2017 6:50:41 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1/28/2017 | Simon Walters and Brendan Carlin
    Full headline: Trump's snub for the Green Prince: US President 'will avoid Charles on state visit to the UK because he wants to escape a lecture on climate change'. Donald Trump’s forthcoming State visit to Britain was hit by a diplomatic row last night after it emerged he wants to avoid Prince Charles because of their dispute over global warming. The President is understood to have made it clear he does not want talks with the Prince at Clarence House, a regular feature of such visits. Trump is said to fear a meeting will encourage environmentalists to stage protests against...
  • Scientists Warn Trump's Border Wall Will Be Bad for the Planet (by causing global warming)

    01/27/2017 9:39:15 AM PST · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Bloomberg | January 26, 2017 | Anna Hirtenstein and Joe Ryan
    Link only as per Bloomers mandateQuick summary: The wall will use concrete ... concrete generates greenhouse gas ... the planet will be forever doomed
  • CDC’s canceled climate change conference is back on — thanks to Al Gore

    01/28/2017 10:34:35 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 26, 2017 | Brady Dennis
    It turns out there will be a conference in Atlanta next month about climate change and its effects on public health. It just won’t have the federal government behind it. The reason? Former vice president Al Gore. “He called me and we talked about it and we said, ‘There’s still a void and still a need.’ We said, ‘Let’s make this thing happen,’ ” said Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association. “It was a no-brainer.”