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  • Petition: Remove air conditioning from all US State Department property.

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

    07/10/2016 11:07:48 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 6, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    A conservative legal group is accusing state Democratic officials of conspiring to flout public records laws in order to keep secret details of a campaign to bring racketeering charges against climate policy dissenters. Democratic attorneys general led by New York’s Eric Schneiderman are seeking to block efforts to obtain documents about their efforts by invoking an overbroad claim to secrecy in ongoing legal proceedings, according to the Energy and Environment (E&E) Legal Institute. “These activist AGs are trying to write themselves out from freedom of information laws their legislatures have written them into,” E&E senior legal fellow Chris Horner said...
  • Federal Lab Ignored Environmental Data Manipulation For Years

    07/09/2016 8:32:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/08/2016 | Ethan Barton
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) officials knew about environmental data manipulation for years before they stopped the manipulation or notified scientists who may have used phony information, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found. A USGS analyst resigned while under investigation for data manipulation from 1996 to 2008, but another analyst continued that distortion until 2014. But agency officials learned data was manipulated as early as 2004 when scientists found “test results did not make sense” and “were not accurate,” according to a Department of the Interior inspector general (IG) audit published 11 years later. “Our office wasn’t aware of...
  • Road project opponents to pay hefty fees under proposed SC law

    04/29/2016 8:02:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | April 6, 2016 | Audrey Hudson
    Legislation moving through the state House and Senate would require that environmental groups using the legal system to object to road construction provide a sound basis for their claim before those projects are halted. Lawmakers supporting the bill, which includes almost all of the Horry County House delegation, say the legislation is needed to prevent the process from being abused to easily block road projects, including International Drive. “I started talking to folks on the coast, and they told me how any individual can just file an automatic stay against a project to slow it down for whatever reason,” said...
  • Mass. Sen. President Rosenberg to Berkshire Gas: Pipeline is dead; lift the moratorium

    04/24/2016 10:30:24 AM PDT · by matt04 · 23 replies
    Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Wednesday called upon Berkshire Gas to lift its moratorium on new and expanded natural gas service in the region — but a spokesman for Berkshire's parent company, the publicly-traded Avangrid, told The Republican that the moratorium on new hookups would stay in place without a "permanent solution" for additional natural gas capacity in western Massachusetts. ... Berkshire Gas had hoped to purchase capacity on the line. Berkshire's parent company, Avangrid, had also signed on as an investor in the $5-8 billion Kinder Morgan pipeline. Berkshire more than a year ago imposed a moratorium on...
  • The Long Green Nazi Shadow over Albert Speer Jr.

    04/23/2016 7:18:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/23/2016 | Mark Musser
    Albert Speer Jr. knows the true origins of sustainable development. Yet, environmentalism and sustainability under the Third Reich is an area in which proverbial "good" Nazi attitudes could be entertained and maintained even though it is largely a taboo subject to the post-modern Western public that has adopted a green conscience as its new form of ethics. As such, while Nazi racism was evil, Nazi environmentalism was good. This too was learned from Albert Speer Sr.
  • 356 Enviro-Critical and/or Climate-Sceptical Websites

    04/12/2016 12:25:48 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 10 replies
    Enivronmentalism is Fascism ^ | 4-5-2016 | William Kay
    The enviro-critical movement is now almost unanimous in the opinion that environmentalism is a project of certain wealthy elites. This is no secret. The controlling minds of giant philanthropic trusts and major multinational corporations are required by law to make public their contributions to green NGOs, and they usually comply. One could compile a list of 500 extremely wealthy individuals, from Prince Albert to Tom Steyer, who have publically plunged into the green pond. This is not a milieu where one finds radical levellers. These people are obviously not “leftists.” Calling actual socialists “reds” is fair comment. Calling neo-fascists masquerading...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    04/08/2016 1:37:59 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 13 replies
    Myself | April 8,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone, it is time to once again to open our mind/s to the realms of saving our & families arse/s when things go from bad to worse. I would have posted up last week, but I & my family were under the weather, so I had to play nurse to the 3 of us. So now let us discuss property management. For me, we have 5 acres here in eastern central Mo. by the mighty Mississippi River [way above the flood plains too]. But about 1/3 of my property is over grown with trees & invasive plants. And in...
  • Anti-Humanism Infests the Environmentalist Movement

    I had a long interview the other day with a reporter from World Magazine about the current trend to push global warming hysteria in youth fiction. That got us into a discussion of how anti-humanism infests the environmentalist movement. It wasn't always like that. From the story by Melinda Taylor: Piquing students' interest in science and the environment is a good thing, said Wesley J. Smith, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism. Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s, Smith remembers the smog that prevented him from seeing the mountains while he played outside on...
  • Fans of Solar Don’t Want Sun Shining on Toxic Waste (panels contain)

    02/19/2016 3:03:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 2/18/16 | Mark Shiver
    Solar panels contain toxic, hazardous materials and there are no regulations in North Carolina on how to dispose of them. Also, there are no plans in place to deal with what could happen if a storm destroyed a solar facility. The Environmental Review Commission met last week and began a discussion about the toxic materials in solar panels, what to do with expired solar panels and what to do in the event of an accident or natural disaster involving a solar facility. Chaired by Sen. Trudy Wade (R-Guilford), the commission heard from Tom Reeder, NC Department of Environmental Quality assistant...
  • Oil Drilling Off U.S. East Coast Under Attack from Environmentalists

    02/03/2016 6:47:12 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 6 replies
    gcaptain/Bloomberg ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Bloomberg article at gcaptain.
  • Climate Change

    12/14/2015 7:21:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Rich Galen
    I am sitting in my den on Sunday afternoon in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia where the temps hit a high of 71 earlier today.According to the Washington Post's weather team:Just before 3 p.m. [Sunday], the temperature sensor at Reagan National Airport registered 71 degrees, tying the record from 1889 (set at 24th and M St., the previous weather station for the District).Dulles Airport surged to 73 degrees at 2 p.m., breaking the record of 71 from 1984, while BWI hit 72 degrees, passing the record of 69 from 1889 (at a different location).This, on the heels of what the New York Times trumpeted atop its...
  • Jerry Brown: ‘Never underestimate the coercive power of the central state’

    12/07/2015 1:38:47 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 7, 2015 | David Siders
    One of the goals of Californians who traveled to Paris for climate talks this week was to showcase green-energy businesses that are succeeding in the state. But on Monday it was the “coercive power” of government for which Gov. Jerry Brown was seeking credit.
  • Fingerlakes March For Climate Justice This Sunday (Barf Alert)

    11/28/2015 8:34:58 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 31 replies
    Fingerlakes Times ^ | November 27, 2015 | David L. Shaw
    WATKINS GLEN — The Finger Lakes March for Climate Justice will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in downtown Watkins Glen. The march will begin with a rally at the marina and then marchers will go through downtown south to the foot of Watkins Glen State Park and back. Speakers will include Cornell University climate scientist Robert Howarth, Tompkins County Legislator Martha Robertson, Renovus Solar CEO Joe Sliker, solar energy expert Suzanne Hunt of Yates County and biologist and climate activist Sandra Steingraber of Trumansburg. Steingraber and Howarth will travel to France for the Paris Climate Summit soon after Sunday’s march.
  • Gaia Beats Mars: How Our Military Is Being Turned Into Green Eco-Wussies

    11/26/2015 7:21:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 11/26/15 | James Delingpole
    Islamic State earns about $500 million a year from its oil revenues. But according to former CIA director Mike Morrell, US fighter aircraft have been ordered not to bomb their oil wells in case they cause “environmental damage.”Yes. That makes sense. Clearly one of the main priorities in any war of attrition should be to do everything possible to protect your enemies’ lives, wellbeing and resources.Some might argue that a merciless death cult which now controls swathes of Iraq and Syria and a population of around 10 million, which makes $2 billion a year from oil and extortion, which rapes and...
  • Yale Professor’s Portrayal of Hitler’s Ecological Anti-Semitism Slips into a Nazi Black Hole

    11/23/2015 8:47:30 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 7 replies
    The Intellectual Conservative ^ | 11/23/15 | Mark Musser
    In the opening chapters of “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning,” Yale professor Timothy Snyder forcefully acknowledged what he calls the “ecological” Anti-Semitism of the Fuhrer, “An instructive account of the mass murder of the Jews of Europe must be planetary, because Hitler’s thought was ecological, treating Jews as a wound of nature.” In spite of such an assertion, however, the great caveat of Snyder’s book is he inexplicably fails to discuss the Nazi ecological historical record that should have informed his thesis ...
  • Sanders: 'To hell with the fossil fuel industry’

    11/21/2015 8:32:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates...
  • The Tyranny of a Big Idea

    11/03/2015 1:52:23 PM PST · by DeweyCA
    WSJ ^ | 11-2-15 | Bret Stephens
    What matters, rather, is the strength of the longing. Modern liberalism is best understood as a movement of would-be believers in search of true faith. For much of the 20th century it was faith in History, especially in its Marxist interpretation. Now it’s faith in the environment. Each is a comprehensive belief system, an instruction sheet on how to live, eat and reproduce, a story of how man fell and how he might be redeemed, a tale of impending crisis that’s also a moral crucible. In short, a religion without God. I sometimes wonder whether the journalists now writing about...
  • Extreme Much? Che Guevara Tribute Kicks Off National Environmental Summit

    11/03/2015 11:41:09 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Steamboat Institute ^ | November 2nd, 2015 | Simon Lomax
    It's no secret that many U.S. environmental groups have become more strident and ideological during the Obama residency. But you may be surprised just how extreme they have become. In early October, a national network of environmental groups - called Stop the Frack Attack (STFA) - held a summit in Colorado to discuss their campaign strategies. The STFA alliance is led by Earthworks and includes other well-known national activist groups, such as the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council and Food & Water Watch. Dozens of smaller groups, which routinely serve as the face of national groups in state- and...
  • Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?

    10/15/2015 4:54:02 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 77 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 October 2015 | Vanessa Barford
    It's nearly 50 years since the US landed men on the moon, but Americans are still dying from a disease that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages. Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?
  • Lafayette Parish President candidates field questions on coal-fired plant, traffic signals

    10/05/2015 6:15:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Advocate ^ | October 1, 2015 | Richard Burgess
    City-parish president candidates Joel Robideaux and Dee Stanley navigated questions on coal-generated power, the disruption an elevated interstate might cause in Lafayette and whether the city has too many traffic signals — all posed at a Thursday evening forum sponsored by the local chapter of the Sierra Club. In a campaign season where the candidates have often found themselves repeatedly addressing the same issues in the string of debates and forums leading up to the Oct. 24 election, Stanley and Robideaux covered some new ground at the environmental group’s forum at the Lafayette Public Library downtown. Robideaux, a longtime state...
  • The Big Sunshiny Lie... solar’s undesirability goes unmentioned

    09/08/2015 4:46:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 7, 2015 | Larry Thornberry
    As Florida enviros push for their solar amendment, solar’s undesirability goes unmentioned.The important thing to know about solar and wind power, and other so-called “renewable” sources of energy, is that they aren’t necessary. Au the contraire, their dominance of the energy mix would be a disaster for the republic. Solar and wind create trifling amounts of power at a multiple of the cost of power made available by fossil fuels.Increased reliance on pricy power from wind and solar would drive up the overall cost of energy, which in turn would drive up the cost of everything. EVERYTHING! Not just individual...
  • Climate Crisis, Inc.

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

    08/17/2015 4:22:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    resident Obama owns two adorable dogs, Bo and Sunny. Clearly, he likes animals. So, it’s puzzling why his administration supports global environmental policies and federally-subsidized energy technology that endangers animals like cats and birds. CATS Sadness and anger echoed around the world when an American dentist shot Cecil the lion, a protected animal, in Zimbabwe. But where is the shock and disappointment over the fact that Australia plans to spend some $6 million to shoot, poison and trap 2 million feral cats? And why has the Obama administration applauded Australia’s plans while making a big show of seeking justice for...
  • Environmentalists circulating image of girl carrying Walker’s decapitated head

    08/16/2015 10:58:44 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    A member of the Facebook page titled Citizens Preserving the Penokee Hills Heritage Park posted a artist depiction of a small girl carrying the severed head of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The image, has amassed over 160 likes and 170 responses that are mostly positive. According to the pages mission statement the purpose of their group is to provide an avenue for the distribution of research, education and information pertaining to preserving the Penokee Hills as a national heritage park in Northwestern Wisconsin. The mission statement continues to say that this is not a forum for angry, violent or confrontational...
  • Let’s Pass a Ban on the EPA’s Onshore Operations

    08/12/2015 10:43:48 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 11 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-12 | Ben Weingarten
    As furor builds over the EPA disaster in Durango, Colorado, I would like to propose a just solution. Given that the EPA is an unaccountable, job-killing, river-polluting behemoth, Congress ought to pass a ban on its onshore operations. Joking aside, while political figures try to brush this fiasco under the table without heads actually rolling or the EPA compensating taxpayers for the environmental damage it caused, the point should be made that the federal government should be held not just to an equal standard as private enterprise, but a higher one. After all, public servants are accountable to all of us. Private individuals are not. Yet Democratic Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper argues the...
  • Obama's War on Coal Targets Red States

    08/11/2015 6:56:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Here's today's political quiz question: What do these five states -- Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, California and Maine -- have in common? Yes, they are blue states ruled by Democrats, but that's not all. These are the states that use the least amount of coal -- 2 percent or less -- for electric power. In fact, almost all the states that are politically liberal and vote unfailingly Democratic are low coal use states. For instance, Washington, New York, Oregon and New Jersey are also in the top 10 states least reliant on coal. Only conservative Idaho is a red state...
  • USDA Putting Solar Panels on Chicken Coops

    08/08/2015 8:11:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 7, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is spending millions on green energy projects for farms, including putting solar panels on the tops of chicken coops.The federal agency announced Friday that its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) will spend $63 million on solar panels and wind turbines for the farming industry.One project, totaling $16,094, was awarded to Blue Sky Poultry, Inc., of Bainbridge, Ga., to “install a solar array on the roof of poultry houses.”Other projects announced by the USDA included $18,000 for solar panels for a fruit farm in Ohio, and $19,750 for a wind turbine for a farm...
  • Welcome, Number 9,000,000,000!

    08/04/2015 7:21:59 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 8/4/15 | James V. Schall, S.J.
    In 1977, I wrote a book entitled Welcome Number 4,000,000,000! It was a sequel to Human Dignity & Human Numbers (1971). Both books dealt with the “population explosion,” that era’s supposed crisis issue. We were running out of resources of every kind. We would all be starving in a quarter of a century. Drastic policies for cutting down populations were proposed and often put into effect. Babies were not welcome. Everything was panic. The “green” movement began in this hectic atmosphere: “Save the earth, not the people!” Such predictions of impending catastrophe were all wrong. Disaster did not occur. In...
  • USDA Seeking to Double High Ethanol Blend Gas Pumps

    08/02/2015 5:11:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday it is investing up to $100 million in biofuels with the goal “to double the number of fuel pumps capable of supplying higher blends of renewable fuel to consumers, such as E15 and E85.”“A typical gas pump can deliver fuel that contains a maximum 10% ethanol (E10), which limits the amount of renewable energy most consumers can purchase at the pump, despite the fact that our farmers now produce record amounts of renewable biofuels,” the USDA press release says.“This new investment seeks to double the number of fuel pumps capable of supplying...
  • Named and shamed: Californians blast each other for water-wasting on social media

    08/02/2015 4:57:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Californians are taking to drought shaming sites to tattle on each other for wasting water. Residents are using the sites to out each other for reasons including neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking as the state's historic drought continues. The tattling has also reached social media where residents are using the hashtags 'droughtshaming' and 'watershaming' to reveal any water-wasting activities. An app called DroughtShame was even developed to 'capture geotagged photo proof of disregard for California's water restrictions'.
  • Governed by Zealots

    07/29/2015 5:47:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | John Stossel
    The government's environmental rules defeat even environmentalists. Thomas Collier is a Democrat who managed environmental policy for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Then he noticed a mining opportunity in Alaska, one he calls "the single largest deposit of gold and silver Tom's company hired hundreds of people to study the Pebble Mine's potential environmental impact, a first step before asking the Environmental Protection Agency for permission to dig. Usually, the EPA analyzes a company's study, then does its own research, then rules. But in this case, the EPA did something odd -- it rejected the mine before Pebble even got...
  • Suburban Governments Were Just Nationalized by the Federal Government

    07/21/2015 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Sopater · 54 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 13, 2015 | S. Noble
    For years, the cities have been robbing the suburbs but they now have a scheme that will quickly end in a takeover of the suburbs by a leftist federal government. HUD announced enforcement of its new 377-page rule called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule which will allow them to move people from poor crime-ridden areas into “wealthy” suburbs. It was announced by leftist Julian Castro Monday. The rule has force behind it. Federal monies will be withheld and lawsuits accusing residents of racism will be filed. Any town that takes federal funds will be transformed. It is not only...
  • Take a Bow for the New Revolution

    07/18/2015 7:10:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    From the outset, President Obama directed his powerful government agencies and congressional allies to help him “fundamentally transform” the United States. Too many of them were eager to nationalize the nation’s healthcare system, ignore or rewrite inconvenient laws, control the internet and political speech, implement new regulations that imposed enormous costs for few or illusory benefits, and shut down oil, gas and coal in favor of expensive, unreliable, heavily subsidized wind, solar and biofuel energy.We voters and citizens were supposed to “tip our hats to the new Constitution” and “take a bow for the new revolution,” as The Who put...
  • Maps reveal how EVs can be WORSE for the environment than gas-guzzling vehicles

    07/07/2015 2:09:58 PM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    They have been hailed as the environmentally-friendly solution to getting around towns and cities. But new research has found electric cars have an overall impact on pollution that may be worse than gas-guzzling vehicles. The study looked at US vehicle emissions on a county-level to map where gas cars and electric vehicles cause the most damage to the environment. It found that in the east of the US, the impact of charging up EVs overnight does more harm to the environment than going to the petrol station. ... The study, by the National Bureau of Economic Research, looked at five...
  • Ice Age is Coming, 1978(Leonard Nimoy on climate disaster of a coming ice age. No mention of CO2?)

    07/01/2015 7:33:47 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1978 | Columbia University
    Blizzard of 1978, Chicago average 19 below zero. Ice is coming. Snowmobiles pressed into service in Buffalo. [Good Lord!] Hundreds died of illness because of the cold. People were running out of heating fuel. Alabama had a New England winter. California glaciers advanced to the San Joaquin Valley. The Ice could return in a single life time. Sea ice could be melted by putting black soot on it.
  • 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 doesn’t like skeptics. “But, this vast denial apparatus that propagates the false doubt, that props up the phony science, that gets these yahoos who can’t survive … peer-reviewed scrutiny onto Fox News, onto the cable shows, saying that their scientists, they create an artificial conflict about this and that’s why I think there’s doubt,” the Rhode Island Democrat told attendees at a League of Conservation Voters event in...
  • Against Eco-pessimism: Half a Century of False Bad News

    06/17/2015 10:54:45 AM PDT · by all the best · 4 replies
    Pope Francis's new encyclical on the environment (Laudato Sii) warns of the coming environmental catastrophe ("unprecedented destruction of ecosystems, with serious consequences for all of us"). It's the latest entry in a long literary tradition of environmental doomsday warnings. In contrast, Matt Ridley, bestselling author of Genome, The Agile Gene, and The Rational Optimist, who also received the 2012 Julian Simon Memorial Award from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, says this outlook has proven wrong time again. This is the full text of his acceptance speech. Video is embedded below. It is now 32 years, nearly a third of a century,...
  • EPA: Uh, Fracking Isn't Bad Afterall

    06/05/2015 1:13:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    After years of unfounded hysteria from so-called environmentalists, the media and Hollywood that fracking causes drinking water contamination, the Environmental Protection Agency just issued a major blow to anti-fracking activists. A new report from the EPA, based on a study sanctioned by Congress, shows drinking water contamination only results if fracking wells aren't built or maintained properly, which is a rarity. "We did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States. Of the potential mechanisms identified in this report, we found specific instances where one or more of these mechanisms...
  • Will the Pope declare that the Earth has “rights” this year?

    05/02/2015 4:04:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 2, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Wesley Smith at National Review Online caught my attention while I was down here at Right Online with this piece on the question of nature rights. The nature rights movement is real and extremely subversive to human freedom and thriving. Most people think such a thing can never happen. But it already is happening. Bolivia and Ecuador have legalized the rights of nature, as have more than 30 U.S. cities, including Santa Monica. Moreover, the Secretary General of the UN, Ban-ki Moon has declared his support. Smith is referring to an article at Commonweal which discusses the Pope’s upcoming encyclical...
  • The Lying Game

    05/02/2015 10:57:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Will the next presidential election be won by a lie? Truth has long since been replaced by “narratives” on the American left. Rather than discuss genuine issues and objective facts, progressives prefer to make up a politically effective story. It doesn’t matter whether the story is false, as long as it sways the public’s emotions and wins the day. The ends justify the means. This “lying game” strategy often shows up in politically sensitive scientific debates. In honor of Earth Week, let’s look at one of the patron saints of environmentalism, Rachel Carson. Carson wanted to eliminate DDT, the most...
  • Why California’s Drought Was Completely Preventable

    04/30/2015 8:18:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The present four-year California drought is not novel — even if President Barack Obama and California governor Jerry Brown have blamed it on man-made climate change. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, California droughts are both age-old and common. Predictable California dry spells — like those of 1929–34, 1976–77, and 1987–92 — are more likely result from poorly understood but temporary changes in atmospheric pressures and ocean temperatures. What is new is that the state has never had 40 million residents during a drought — well over 10 million more than during the last dry spell in the...
  • Greens against the poor

    04/19/2015 8:18:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2015-04-19 | Stephen Moore
    Lexus liberals ignore how their climate change agenda hurts the less fortunateBarack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and the whole gang of Democratic leaders claim that one of their highest priorities is to lift up the middle class and reduce the income gap between rich and poor.That goal collides with what they admit is their very highest priority: stopping climate change. Their agenda is driven by the millionaire and billionaire Democratic donors who make the party possible. But the agenda also involves making energy, home heating, transportation and just about everything else less efficient and more expensive to the middle...
  • The ‘Sustainability’ Craze Is Nothing but an Empty Pose

    04/16/2015 11:14:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2015 | George Will
    Syracuse University alumni are new additions to the lengthening list of persons who can stop contributing to their alma maters. The university has succumbed — after, one suspects, not much agonizing — to the temptation to indulge in progressive gestures. It will divest all fossil-fuel stocks from its endowment. It thereby trumps Stanford, whose halfhearted exercise in right-mindedness has been to divest only coal stocks. Evidently carbon from coal is more morally disquieting than carbon from petroleum. The effect of these decisions on consumption of fossil fuels will be nil; the effect on the growth of institutions’ endowments will be...
  • Former UN Global Warming Chief: Coal Is ‘Essential’

    04/14/2015 8:27:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    With environmentalists calling for divestment from fossil fuels, the former United Nations climate chief has gone against the grain and defended using the “Green Climate Fund” to finance coal projects. “There are massive challenges in terms of poverty eradication where coal is a logical choice from a cost effectiveness point of view, and you really have to be in a position to offer those countries an economically viable alternative before you begin to rule out coal,” Yvo de Boer, the former head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, told the news site Responding to Climate Change (RCC). “It’s...
  • California’s ‘man-made’ environmental disaster

    04/07/2015 11:03:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The United States, a vast nation of near unparalleled natural beauty, might have no more stunning an environment than that which characterizes the state of California. Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of taking a brief trip to the Bay Area where I sampled some of this landscape’s agricultural pleasures, many of which came in fermented form. The people were lovely and accommodating. The weather was near perfection. The scenery was positively inspiring. But the topic not far from every local’s lips was a worrying one. A debilitating drought that has forced Gov. Jerry Brown to impose draconian water...
  • Hello from California, where we're enjoying Gov. Moonbeam's drought

    04/06/2015 1:09:03 PM PDT · by walford · 37 replies
    CainTV ^ | April 6th, 2015 | Dan Calabrese
    Liberal policies turn a small problem into a statewide crisis.My family and I are in Los Angeles this week for some meetings concerning a super-secret venture, which, dude . . . it's super-secret! (But it won't be for long.)But one of the first things that became clear when we got here is that the state is in the midst of a water crisis - one so serious that Gov. Jerry (Moonbeam) Brown has imposed an unprecedented set of restrictions on the use of water. Friends we visited for Easter tell us the state isn't messing around. They send inspectors around...
  • Culture War Not So 90s

    04/03/2015 6:26:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 2, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In his first campaign for the presidency, then-Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill, declared that the phrase “culture war” was “so 90s.” Nevertheless, there are strong indications, seven years later, that the conflict is still with us, late and soon. “But ask yourselves this question: apart from conservatism, what have been the most important intellectual and social movements of the past forty years?” historian George Nash asked rhetorically at a meeting of the Philadelphia Society in Philadelphia last month. “As a historian I will give you my answer: feminism, environmentalism, and multiculturalism.” “Since the 1970s America has been moving Right and Left...
  • Scientists Say New Study Is A ‘Death Blow’ To Global Warming Hysteria

    04/01/2015 1:49:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 31, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    A new study out of Germany casts further doubt on the so-called global warming “consensus” by suggesting the atmosphere may be less sensitive to increases in carbon dioxide emissions than most scientists think. A study by scientists at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Meteorology found that man-made aerosols had a much smaller cooling effect on the atmosphere during the 20th Century than was previously thought. Why is this big news? It means increases in carbon dioxide emissions likely cause less warming than most climate models suggest. What do aerosols have to do with anything? Well, aerosols are created from human...
  • Gallup: Environmental worries losing steam -- Global warming least of all concerns for Americans

    03/25/2015 1:56:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>Americans’ concern about several major environmental threats has eased after increasing last year. As in the past, Americans express the greatest worry about pollution of drinking water, and the least about global warming or climate change.</p> <p>Despite ups and downs from year to year in the percentage worried about the various issues, the rank order of the environmental problems has remained fairly consistent over the decades. Americans express greater concern over more proximate threats — including pollution of drinking water, as well as pollution of rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and air pollution — than they do about longer-term threats such as global warming, the loss of rain forests, and plant and animal extinction.</p>