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  • EPA Refuses to Pay Damages for Its Toxic Spill [semi-satire]

    05/01/2016 10:40:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Colorado Republicans blasted the EPA after an agency official refused to cover the full cost of damages done by the EPAs release of toxic sludge from the Gold King Mine last August contaminated water supplies in Colorado and New Mexico after spreading from the Animas River to the San Juan River. EPA official Bill Murray explained that people need to understand that when we took responsibility for the spill we were making a moral statement, not agreeing to compensate anyone for any injuries suffered. The government has sovereign immunity and cannot be held liable without its consent. Obviously, we are...
  • Dont look now but the Earth is getting greener

    04/27/2016 4:49:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Since both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sander are quite keen to talk about climate change and carbon taxes, let’s take a brief break from the campaign trail and check in on how Mother Gaia is doing these days. We’ve recorded what some climate scientists claim is a string of record warmest months over the past year and if I were judging by the almost snow-free, mild winter we just enjoyed in upstate New York and the rest of the northeast (watch out for the bears) I’d have to agree. So I assume this means we’re all doomed. But oddly...
  • Climate Hustle Trailer [Video: One Night Theater Event Coming in May!]

    04/22/2016 3:41:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/3/16
    One-night national theater event -- May 2, 2016. Visit www.ClimateHustle.com for info on tickets and locations.
  • RICO for Government Climate Deniers?

    04/16/2016 5:35:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Ron Arnold.A self-appointed coalition of Democratic state attorneys general is pursuing civil or criminalracketeering actions against ExxonMobil, theCompetitive Enterprise Institute and other organizations. The AGs claim the groups are committing fraud by denying climate change. The charge is bogus.What we contest are false assertions that humans are creating a dangerous climate change crisis. We do not accept false claims that the science is settled and will not be limited to discussing only what we must do now to avert looming climate catastrophes.Thats not just constitutionally protected free speech. It is the foundation of...
  • How Fracking Has Reduced Greenhouse Gases (Eliminate The EPA)

    04/16/2016 5:09:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    The U.S. Department of Energy published data last week with some amazing revelations -- so amazing that most Americans will find them hard to believe. As a nation, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by 2 percent from last year. Over the past 14 years, our carbon emissions are down more than 10 percent. On a per-unit-of-GDP basis, U.S. carbon emissions are down by closer to 20 percent. Even more stunning: We've reduced our carbon emissions more than virtually any other nation in the world, including most of Europe. How can this be? We never ratified the Kyoto Treaty....
  • Judge rules that kids can sue the US government for inaction on climate change

    04/14/2016 3:56:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Science Alert ^ | April 14, 2016 | Fiona MacDonald
    In an unprecedented move, a US judge has given a group of 21 youths permission to sue the federal government for threatening their future health and security by failing to take sufficient action against climate change, despite being aware of the risks. "This decision is one of the most significant in our nations history," said the kids' attorney, Philip Gregory. "The Court gave Americas youth a fair opportunity to be heard ... The next step is for the Court to order our government to cease jeopardising the climate system for present and future generations." The lawsuit was brought before Oregon...
  • Hanging over us: Homeowners face uncertainty as I-395 plan ramps up

    04/10/2016 11:03:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | April 10, 2016 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    BREWER, Maine When Ken and Jo-Ann Arbo moved into their home in Eddington 22 years ago, they thought they found the perfect place to live.I hunt right there. I fish out there. I snowmobile out there, Ken Arbo said of the woods and fields near the couples home. That is why we moved out there.Now the Arbos face the real possibility of moving again.Their Lambert Road home is within the path of the controversial I-395/Route 9 connector, a proposed two-lane road from Brewer to Eddington meant to ease heavy truck traffic and improve safety on nearby routes 46 and...
  • Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Solar Project That Doesnt Work

    03/29/2016 2:19:40 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 29 mar 2016 | David Kreutzer
    As every ten-year-old who ever got a sweater for a birthday present has been told, Its the thought that counts. That seems to be the guiding principle at the Department of Energy and the California Public Utilities Commission when it comes to solar power. The latest example is the $2.2 billion Ivanpah solar thermal plant in California. (Note: Solar thermal plants do not use solar panels to directly convert sunshine to electricity, they use sunshine to boil water that then drives conventional turbines.) Heres the story so far, Ivanpah: Is owned by Google, NRG Energy, and Brightsource, who have a...
  • Federal cash sustains dream of freeway through Ala. woods

    03/23/2016 10:15:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    E & E Publishing ^ | December 23, 2015 | Sean Reilly
    PINSON, Ala. -- At 8 a.m. on a Saturday, the rumble of bulldozers and other earth-moving equipment was already audible in Ardell Turner's modest home in this rural hamlet north of Birmingham. Not far away, they once mined coal. Now state and local leaders are seeking prosperity through one of the nation's largest and priciest road projects. On planners' maps, the Northern Beltline will be a 52-mile, six-lane interstate that will effectively complete a loop around Birmingham, Alabama's largest city. More than a half-century after the Beltline's conception, work on a small segment began last year within a mile of...
  • Banning Fossil Fuel Benefits

    03/12/2016 11:01:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Natural gas is a good, cheap alternative to fossil fuels, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi famously intoned. (Psssst. Ms. Nancy, natural gasis a fossil fuel.) If I thought there was any evidence that drilling could save people money, I would consider it. But it wont, President Obama said in 2008. We cant drill our way out of the problem of high energy prices and disappearing supplies, he still insisted two years later. How shocked he must be now. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing aka, fracking has unleashed a gusher of oil and natural gas, sent oil...
  • Cruz, Rubio and Kasich criticize Trump for creating environment for Chicago protest

    03/11/2016 8:31:56 PM PST · by lonestar67 · 732 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2015 | David Weigel
    "The responsibility for that lies with protesters, who took violence into their own hands. But in any campaign, responsibility starts at the top. Any candidate is responsible for the culture of a campaign. And when you have a campaign that disrespects the voters, when you have a campaign that affirmatively encourages violence, when you have a campaign that is facing allegations of physical violence against members of the press, you create an environment that only encourages this sort of nasty discord," Cruz said
  • AG Lynch: DOJ Has Discussed Whether to Pursue Civil Action Against Climate Change Deniers

    03/09/2016 6:37:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/9/16 | melanie hunter
    .....Loretta Lynch acknowledged Wednesday that there have been discussions within the Department of Justice about possibly pursuing civil action against so-called climate change deniers.
  • 'Slush Fund': Senator Slams State Dept. for $500M Payment to Green Climate Fund

    03/09/2016 7:49:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 9, 2016 | 4:17 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) on Tuesday slammed the administrations handover of $500 million to the U.N. Green Climate Fund, asking a State Department official how the handout to foreign bureaucrats could be justified at a time when there were real problems that need to be addressed at home. Barrasso told Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom he viewed the payment to the new international climate change slush fund the first installment of a $3 billion pledge as both a misuse of taxpayer dollars and a violation of legislation that prohibits federal agencies from spending federal funds...
  • Climate Change Insanity: Feds spend over $400K on "Glacier, Gender, and Science" study

    03/08/2016 2:33:10 PM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 8, 2016 | Leslie Eastman
    The National Science Foundation has spent more than $400,000 on a study that published scientific results on the "relationship between gender and glaciers." The paper "Glaciers, gender, and science," published in January 2016, concluded that "ice is not just ice," urging scientists to take a "feminist political ecology and feminist postcolonial" approach when they study melting ice caps and climate change. "Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change," the paper by Mark Carey, a professor at the University of Oregon, explained. "However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciersparticularly related to epistemological questions about the production...
  • Hospitals Cutting Jobs While Obama Continues to Throw Away Billions to This Industry

    03/01/2016 6:48:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama began peddling his national healthcare system. On more than one occasion, he pointed to Canada and the United Kingdom as examples of a workable national healthcare system. When I first heard him point to them, I instantly thought of Rachel, a work acquaintance who lived and worked in the United Kingdom. She was experiencing abdominal pains and having problems eating for months before Englands National Health Service doctors finally diagnosed the problem to be her gall bladder. The doctor said it needed to be removed. However, from the time they wrote the...
  • Upper Peninsula Takes on EPA

    02/18/2016 1:41:33 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 25 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/14/2016 | Jack Spencer
    In the midst of an Upper Peninsula winter, the thoughts and hopes of many local officials and residents of the Marquette area are centered on Grand Rapids. That’s where Judge Robert Holmes Bell of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan is presiding over the case known as Marquette County Road Commission v. United States Environmental Protection Agency. On July 10, 2015, the road commission filed a lawsuit challenging the EPA’s decision to block construction of a 21-mile-long county road (CR 595) that would shorten the route between the Eagle Mine and its ore processing facility...
  • Campaign 2016: Nobody Cares About Climate Change [But Cruz Focuses on Energy, Jobs and the Economy]

    02/17/2016 11:35:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 17, 2016 | Marita Noon
    Frustrated that nobody seems to care about climate change, "the country's biggest individual political donor during the 2014 election cycle" has pledged even more in 2016. Tom Steyer spent nearly $75 million in the 2014 midterms, reports Politico. He intends to "open his wallet even wider" now.But just what do his millions get him in this "crucial election"? Based on history, not much.In 2014, his NextGen Climate Action group specifically targeted seven races. Only three went his way, i.e. to Democrats.In Iowa, the group "invested in billboards and television and radio, newspaper and web ads," to target Republicans and "agitate...
  • Federal study to examine safety of synthetic turf fields

    02/15/2016 4:59:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | February 13, 2016 | Melody Gutierrez
    Following increasing concerns about the safety of recycled tire material used on synthetic turf fields, the Obama administration announced Friday a federal study to look into potential health risks. The material in question -- ground-up waste tires -- has been a source of debate across the country since late 2014, when parents and health and environment advocates began demanding studies about whether repeated contact with the material could cause cancer. That's the year a University of Washington soccer coach came forward with a list of a few dozen young athletes with cancer who regularly played on turf fields -- surfaces...
  • Rob Henneke: Fighting Endangered Species Act Abuse: The Jacki Daily Show

    02/01/2016 5:28:26 PM PST · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 2/1/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics. Now playing also on station KWEL in Midland-Odessa! Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant...
  • EPA Blocking 21-Mile Road Because of 1 Acre of Wetlands

    02/01/2016 12:31:40 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/30/2016 | Jack Spencer
    The Marquette County Road Commission announced that it has filed a lawsuit formally challenging a decision by the federal Environmental Protection Agency to block construction of a county road (CR 595) that would shorten the route between a new minerals mine and a processing facility. The suit was filed July 10 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. “The EPA, in its objection to the construction of County Road 595, has once again overstepped its bounds and demonstrated its politically motivated agenda,” said Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba. “The agency, without reason or merit, has hamstrung...
  • IBD Calls Out Al Gore As His 10-Year 'Planetary Emergency' Deadline Looms

    01/23/2016 8:27:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 23, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    On January 26, 2006, former Vice President, current climate alarmist and centimillionaire Al Gore told the Associated Press's David Germain that "unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return." . Tuesday, as DC and much of the Northeast finishes digging out from a serious and possibly historic weekend snowstorm, will be the tenth anniversary of Gore's "planetary emergency" warning. The "global warming" true believers in the establishment press will never hold Gore accountable for his nonsense, which is why going to alternative sources such as...
  • This Is How Much the California Gas Leak Is Hurting the Planet

    01/15/2016 2:09:31 PM PST · by UCANSEE2 · 40 replies
    TIME.COM ^ | Jan. 14, 2016 | Justin Worland, Heather Jones
    A gas leak deep under Los Angeles has been spewing 1.6 million lbs. of methane each day, with no immediate end in sight. The months-long leak in Porter Ranch is already the worst in California's history, and environmental advocates fear it could have a long-term impact on the climate. While methane does not stay in the atmosphere for as long as carbon dioxide, it traps radiation more effectively, making it a significant contributor to global warming.
  • Chicago Tops Bedbug List for Fourth Straight Year: Report

    01/14/2016 1:56:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 13, 2016
    Bedbugs have apparently taken up a long-term residency in Chicago based on a new report from pest control company Orkin. Chicago topped Orkin's "Top 50 Bed Bug Cities" list for the fourth year in a row. In all, fourteen cities in the Midwest made the list, more than any other region, according to Orkin. The pests were spotted in multiple cities in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky. Orkin based its findings on the number of bedbug treatments employees conducted between January and December of 2015, according to the pest control company. The list includes both residential and commercial treatments. [Snip]...
  • Humans could evolve webbed feet if sea levels rise, scientist claims

    01/12/2016 11:42:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    Telegraph ^ | January 13, 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    The perils of climate change are well known, but rising sea levels could also alter human evolution, scientists have claimed. Rising sea levels could force communities to live in underwater or semi-aquatic towns which could change out physiology. Dr Matthew Skinner a paleoanthropologist from the University of Kent, claims that humans could evolve to have webbed hands and feet and less body hair so they could move quickly through the water. Our eyes would even become more like cats, so we could see in the murky gloom of seas and rivers and our lungs would shrink as we became used...
  • A Frightening History of the Militant Greens: Jacki Daily Show!

    01/11/2016 3:08:55 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 1 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 1/8/2016 | The Jacki Daily Show
    A Frightening History of the Militant Greens Robert Zubrin’s book, Merchants of Despair, shows how some of the most tragic events of the 19th and 20th centuries were inspired by radical environmentalists who used the “green” agenda to mask scary ambitions.
  • EPA's 2016 Resolutions: Acquire More Power, Increase Regulations

    01/09/2016 11:44:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2016 | Edwin Portugal
    With the start of a new year, President Obama and his army of unelected bureaucrats are resolving to acquire more power and increase regulations. Throughout his tenure, President Obama has shown that he will do anything to achieve his personal policy agenda. Whether by passing new regulations through federal agencies or issuing executive orders, the Obama Administration has repeatedly bypassed Congress and the will of the American people. In the realm of energy policy, Obama has made it clear that nothing will stand in the way of his so-called climate "legacy," not the economy, not the livelihood of millions of...
  • Doctors Urge California Residents "Leave Now...While You Can" As Gas Leak Fears Grow

    01/08/2016 10:34:21 AM PST · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 8, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    California Governor Jerry Brown finally declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, concerning the ongoing, currently unstoppable methane gas leak spewing from Aliso Canyon that has created a nightmare for residents of Porter Ranch. “I will tell you, this goes well beyond Porter Ranch. We’ve had complaints from as far as Chatsworth, Northridge, and Granada Hills,” emphasized Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander during a Porter Ranch town hall meeting on December 28. “Apparently this plume of toxic chemicals and whatever it might be, doesn’t know zip codes […] This is the equivalent of the BP oil spill on land,...
  • What's America's Biggest Threat? Nearly 70% of US Say it's the Government

    01/06/2016 12:39:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2016 | Donald Lambro
    Barack Obama wants us to believe that the biggest issue facing our country today is gun control or global warming. Some of the GOP presidential candidates say it's illegal immigrants who threaten us. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders think it's big business and the top one percent. But when the Gallup Poll asked Americans last month to name the "biggest threat to the U.S.," illegal immigrants were way down on the list of concerns. So were the other issues the candidates are focusing on, many which barely get mentioned by ordinary Americans. "For the second consecutive year, dissatisfaction with government...
  • 24 days to Al Gore's '10 years to save the planet' ...deadline

    01/02/2016 10:40:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 1/2/16 | Anthony Watts
    On January 25th, 2006, while at the Sundance film festival, screening "An Inconvenient Truth", Al Gore said this as chronicled in an article by CBS News:... unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return, Gore said. He sees the situation as "a true planetary emergency."Well, the 10 years are about up, by now, warming should have reached "planetary emergency levels" Let’s look at the data:
  • I didn't think anyone could employ a more pig ignorant staff than CNN (global warming LOL alert)

    01/01/2016 8:31:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Daily Timewaster ^ | January 1, 2016
    Time magazine, in it's headlong rush to create alarm over non existent anthropogenic global warming, published a now corrected article that screamed hysterically that temperatures on the North Pole were (OMG!) 50 degrees warmer than usual. Too bad the author of the article confused the actual north pole with North Pole, Alaska. The corrected article. Note their quiet little mention that the article originally misidentified the reading belonging to the north pole. Dumb. Sh*ts. All of them, fact checkers and editors, in all their many and multicolored layers, included. The original, uncorrected article said this: Stormy weather in the...
  • York County (PA) Solid Waste Authority’s Electronics Recycling Program Suspended

    12/23/2015 5:33:22 AM PST · by pa_dweller · 10 replies
    Act 108 has created an imbalance of supply and demand which makes it economically prohibitive for electronics recycling vendors to operate in Pennsylvania. This situation has been happening across Pennsylvania and has resulted in many PA counties discontinuing their electronics recycling programs. The Authority had secured an electronics recycler for 2016, but on December 17, 2015 they informed the Authority they would not be able to service the program. Residents and businesses should hold on to electronic devices until a new program can be implemented. The Authority is working on a sustainable solution to address the proper management of electronics...
  • Cruz: I would pull US out of Paris climate deal

    12/23/2015 12:30:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 22, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is promising, if elected president, to pull the United States out of the nonbinding climate change accord that nearly 200 countries agreed to earlier this month. Cruz, a GOP presidential candidate, on Tuesday told reporters in Tennessee that the agreement is part of an extreme focus on climate by President Obama. "Barack Obama seems to think the SUV parked in your driveway is a bigger threat to national security than radical Islamic terrorists who want to kill us. That's just nutty," he said, according to The Washington Post. "These are ideologues, they don't focus on the...
  • Commentary: The great human benefit of fossil fuels

    12/19/2015 9:03:56 AM PST · by Bob434 · 5 replies
    Post Star ^ | 12/19/2015 | JAY AMBROSE
  • Santa Baby, Bring Me Coal

    12/14/2015 5:44:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    I want coal for Christmas, and not because I've been a naughty girl. I want coal so I can affordably power up the high-tech toys Santa is bringing me, including an electronic butler who cleans and cooks and a modern, coal-fired steam locomotive that will allow me to bypass the TSA Snooper Troopers when I travel cross-country. OK, so Santa probably won't be sending a full-size coal-fired train down my chimney. But, like many of you, I may receive small electronics as gifts. As millions of us ring in the New Year by adding new gadgets to the power grid,...
  • Federal Seizure of Private Property: The Jacki Daily Show

    12/08/2015 6:33:33 PM PST · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 12/6/2015 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Jacki speaks with British author Rupert Darwall, international finance specialist and former Advisor to the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the Global Warming movement, its goals and methods. She also is joined by Rob Henneke of the Texas Public Policy Foundation to discuss the suit versus the federal government over their seizure of private property along the Red River.
  • Plans for a new city in the Santa Clarita Valley hit another roadblock (EnviroNazis)

    12/03/2015 6:42:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | Maura Dolan, Louis Sahagun and Abby Sewell
    For two decades, the Newhall Land & Farming Co. has envisioned a new city rising in the foothills north of Los Angeles. Situated on nearly 12,000 acres along the Santa Clara River, the planned community would house 58,000 people and offer stores, golf courses, schools and recreational centers. Los Angeles County’s elected supervisors approved the project 12 years ago, prompting experts to declare that the Santa Clarita Valley would soon be home to other major developments. A mammoth, 5,828-page environmental impact report won court approval a year ago, and a Newhall official declared that the project had been vindicated. But...
  • Imagining a World Without Growth (Dream of Envirofreaks)

    12/02/2015 7:10:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 1, 2015 | Eduardo Porter
    Could the world order survive without growing? It’s hard to imagine now, but humanity made do with little or no economic growth for thousands of years. In Byzantium and Egypt, income per capita at the end of the first millennium was lower than at the dawn of the Christian Era. Much of Europe experienced no growth at all in the 500 years that preceded the Industrial Revolution. In India, real incomes per person shrank continuously from the early 17th through the late 19th century. As world leaders gather in Paris to hash out an agreement to hold down and ultimately...
  • The Walrus and the New York Times

    12/02/2015 3:39:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    PowerLine ^ | December 1, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    As part of its cheerleading for the U.N. climate convention in Paris, the New York Times is running a series on What Climate Change Looks Like. First up are the walruses: This week, we're featuring images that show how global warming has already impacted the world. Packed shoulder to shoulder, an estimated 35,000 Pacific walruses congregated on Alaska's northwest coast near Point Lay last fall. Normally the mammals find ocean ice sheets to rest on, but as waters have warmed the ice sheets have disappeared. In seven of the last nine years swarms of walruses swam ashore for refuge, as...
  • Why Is Government Involved In The Global Warming Religion?

    12/01/2015 10:42:20 PM PST · by Robert May · 45 replies
    NewsBalance ^ | 12/1/2015 | Bill B. May
    I’ve been convinced for a long time that the global warming issue is a religion. There are believers and non-believers and they both have their arguments. They try to use science to justify their positions. But basically, they believe no matter what evidence is presented. For example, a basic scientific fact is that the poles on Mars have been melting over the last decades, coinciding with that of Earth. There is NO man-made carbon on Mars so the believers in global warming must answer the question, is this just a coincidence or is it possible that the sun is influencing...
  • President Obama Explains How He Is Defeating All The World's Greatest Threats - Live Feed

    12/01/2015 6:27:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 1, 2015
    In a broad-based press conference, President Obama is expected to address everything from climate change and fossil fuels to more mundane threats such as ISIS, Boko Haram, Turkey, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. As you watch the President explain how he is solving all these 'issues', bear in mind his statement from earlier today that the global pact on climate control is "an act of defiance" against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by ISIS. Yeah that really showed them, eh?! Note: Live feed in the article ... have a waste basket handy if you chose to watch!
  • India opposes deal to phase out fossil fuels by 2100 at climate summit

    11/30/2015 4:10:10 PM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 24 November 2014 | Rupak De Chowdhuri
    India would reject a deal to combat climate change that includes a pledge for the world to wean itself off fossil fuels this century, a senior official said, underlying the difficulties countries face in agreeing how to slow global warming. Almost 200 nations will meet in the French capital on Nov. 30 to try and seal a deal to prevent the planet from warming more than the 2 degrees Celsius that scientists say is vital if the world is to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change. To keep warming in check, some countries want the Paris agreement to...
  • COP21: 2 Degrees from Total Absurdity

    11/30/2015 3:55:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | J.D. King
    resident Obama recently agreed that climate change is indeed akin to cancer:"I'm just saying, people. You don't want to get to stage four," he said. "We all have a huge investment in making sure our children, our grandchildren are able to enjoy prosperity, and that's dependent on a planet that accommodates us."President Obama was speaking in anticipation of COP21 the next big global climate change conference, starting November 30 in Paris, where world leaders will soon attempt to set global carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets. If the planet warms just 2 degrees C, delegates warn, the globe will be doomed...
  • COP 21 climate change summit: 'Never have the stakes been so high'

    11/30/2015 4:43:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CNN (Clymer News Network) ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Brumfield
    The United States recognizes its role in contributing to climate change and its responsibility to address it, U.S. President Barack Obama said.... Shortly afterward, French President Francois Hollande acknowledged the magnitude of both events. "France is receiving 150 heads of state," the President said. "Never have the stakes been so high because this is about the future of the planet, the future of life. And yet two weeks ago, here in Paris itself, a group of fanatics was sowing the seeds of death in the streets."
  • Respecting Yourself Before the Environment

    11/29/2015 6:30:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    There is a heated debate (no pun intended) regarding our environment and global warming. While that may be an important issue, in my opinion what is more important is how people act in public and their regard for others in a public setting. This became evident again when I attended Jewish High Holiday services. After some major changes at my synagogue where I have been a member for 29 years, we were betwixt and between. We finally decided to attend services led by Dennis Prager and organized by his wife Susan. Mr. Prager is as knowledgeable about Jewish scripture as...
  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

    11/26/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Oversight: A federal agency keeps stonewalling congressional efforts to access its internal communications. What's the problem here? If the agency's global warming claim was honestly arrived at, just turn over the documents.
  • Ex-CIA chief: Fear for environment stays US hand on ISIS oil wells

    11/25/2015 7:27:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    A former CIA director says concerns about environmental impact have prevented the White House from bombing oil wells that finance the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “We didn’t go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn’t want to do environmental damage, and we didn’t want to destroy that infrastructure,” Michael Morell said Tuesday on PBS’s “Charlie Rose.” Morell cautioned that he does not “sit in the room anymore” where strategic decisions are made, but said prior to the Paris terrorist attack earlier this month, “There seemed to have been a judgment that,...
  • I'm Thankful for Fracking

    11/25/2015 4:08:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Isaac Orr
    Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and many of us will spend time with our families eating too much food and strategically waiting for couch spots to open up so we can sneak in a quick catnap when our unsuspecting relatives abandon their posts for another slice of pie. It's a time when we are thankful for the friends, family, and food. We should also be thankful for fracking. Although many people may not know it, fracking has lowered the cost of energy and other goods and services, makes America more energy-independent, and it is done in an environmentally responsible way....
  • The New ‘Consensus’: 97 Percent Of Americans Aren’t Worried About Global Warming

    11/25/2015 1:59:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    While 97 percent of scientists may agree mankind is driving global warming, 97 percent of Americans don't seem to care about the issue when stacked up against other concerns such as terrorism or the economy, according to a recent Fox News poll. A November Fox News poll of more than 1,000 registered voters found that only 3 percent listed "climate change" as the most important issue facing the country today, down from 5 percent in August. Americans were much more worried about terrorism, the economy and immigration than global warming.
  • Should your turkey be taxed for climate change? (SeeBS News says YES!)

    11/24/2015 11:23:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Aimee Picchi
    As Americans prepare for their Thanksgiving Day feasts, there's an issue on the horizon that could make that turkey more expensive: taxing meat to reduce climate change. Livestock is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, adding about the same amount of emissions as that of all the world's vehicles, according to a new report from the U.K. policy institute Chatham House. But many consumers aren't aware of the link between their dinner plates and climate change, the report notes. At the same time, meat consumption is forecast to increase by 76 percent over the next several decades, thanks to...
  • Terrorism And a Cold Winter Refugee Crisis

    11/18/2015 12:25:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This piece was coauthored by Joe D'Aleo.Even after the latest Paris massacres and previous radical Islamist atrocities in the USA, France, Britain, Canada, Spain, India, Iraq, Syria and other countries political leaders still claim manmade global warming is the greatest threat facing humanity. In reality, fossil fuel contributions to climate change pose few dangers to people or planet, and cold weather kills 20 times more people than hot weather.After being assured cold winters would become something only read about in history books, Europe was shaken by five brutally cold winters this past decade. Thousands died, because they were...