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  • Marxism and Environmentalism: The Unholy Alliance

    08/13/2017 9:42:24 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 4 replies
    Acting Man ^ | 3/23/17 | Pater Tenebrarum
    The Evil of the Scarcity Meme In order to avoid misunderstanding, let us make clear from the outset that scarcity is an unavoidable fact of life – it is the very thing that impels economic activity. If all material human wants were satisfied and we were living as immortals in the Land of Cockaigne, there would no longer be a reason to plan for the future, to save and invest, and to weigh the opportunity costs of different choices. In this hypothetical scenario, people may for a while engage in the pursuit of various pleasures, many would probably indulge in...
  • Climate Change Hypocrisy Goes Mainstream

    07/28/2017 4:16:45 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/27/2017 | Staff
    Environment: Most everyone knows about how celebrity climate change activists like Leonardo DiCaprio don't care enough about saving the planet to give up their massive yachts, private jets and energy-sucking mansions. Turns out DiCaprio and Co. have set the standard for the hoi polloi. DiCaprio, while accepting his Oscar, called climate change "the most urgent threat facing our entire species," and told viewers that "we need to work collectively and stop procrastinating." Collectively, but not if it inconveniences DiCaprio, that is. His fabulously glamorous lifestyle has a carbon footprint that is bigger than dozens of middle class families put together,...
  • A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment

    07/16/2017 2:47:14 PM PDT · by walford · 21 replies
    EcoPagan ^ | Earth Day 2015 | The Working Group
    Who we are Paganism is a family of spiritual paths rooted in ancestral religions throughout the world and predating recorded history. As explained by the Pagan Federation, Paganism includes polytheistic and pantheistic nature-worshipping religions, and often includes deities of all genders, ancestor veneration, and celebrations in tune with our Earth. A full discussion of the many varieties of Paganism is beyond the scope of this statement, but we, the signatories, value life and the natural world as sacred. Thus, Pagan thought leads us to live in harmony with the rhythms of our great Earth. Nature is sacred We receive, acknowledge...
  • My response to New York Magazine’s “The Uninhabitable Earth”

    07/15/2017 10:27:43 PM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 16, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    My response to New York Magazine’s “The Uninhabitable Earth” is to remind you of these bogus doomsayer predictions from the first Earth Day in 1970 On July 9, 2017, New York Magazine published this article, which is called, “The Uninhabitable Earth.”On July 14, 2017 – just five days later – New York Magazine said that the article “… is already the most-read article in New York Magazine’s history.”My response to this article is to remind you of the following bogus doomsayer predictions that were made during the first Earth Day in 1970:* Denis Hayes, the chief organizer for the first Earth...
  • US Environmentalists May Have Secretly Taken Russian Cash

    07/10/2017 1:23:07 PM PDT · by TBP · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2017 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    House lawmakers want the Trump administration to investigate reports that a wealthy foundation used an offshore shell company to give millions of dollars to environmental activists opposed to U.S. energy development. “If you connect the dots, it is clear that Russia is funding U.S. environmental groups in an effort to suppress our domestic oil and gas industry, specifically hydraulic fracking,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday. Smith and Texas Republican Rep. Randy Weber asked Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to investigate whether or not environmentalists were funneling money to U.S. environmental groups through a Bermuda-based shell company. Republicans are pitching...
  • Things Get Hot For Michael Mann

    07/07/2017 2:26:26 PM PDT · by Clioman · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2017 | Timothy Birdnow
    Mann is the Penn State climatologist famous for inventing the "hockey stick" graph promoting the notion that planetary temperatures spiked in the 20th Century after a Golden Age of stasis...What Mann did was splice two separate data sets to create the illusion of spiking temperatures.
  • See 'An Inconvenient Truth' Sequel Trailer Take on Trump

    07/03/2017 6:51:09 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 19 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | March 29, 2017 | Althea Legaspi
    The first official trailer for An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power was released on Tuesday. The timing of the clip's release comes at a crucial point for climate change discussion, with its release coming the same day Donald Trump signed an executive order to rescind Obama's Clean Power Plan and a host of other climate-related regulations.
  • Greenfield: I Don’t Believe in Science

    06/11/2017 6:45:43 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 6/9/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    I Don’t Believe in Science The mad theology of environmentalists who love science to death. June 9, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Governor Brown has been touring Communist China to denounce America. Americans, unlike the Chinese Communists whose cities are unbreathable, don’t care about the environment and won’t implement phony ecocratic measures whose real purpose is to transfer money from working families to Brown’s big green business pals and Chinese solar panel manufacturers. Congress “doesn’t believe in science”, Governor...
  • You Can’t Buy Your Way To Green: How Frugality Is Environmentalism

    05/29/2017 1:00:40 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    Frugalwoods Blog ^ | May 26, 2017 | Mrs. Frugalwoods
    One of the many reasons I love frugality–beyond, you know, the money it saves me and the financial independence it brought me–is the fact that its application in my life has made me a more environmentally conscious person. I’ve always respected natural resources, been a fan of mother nature, and loved the outdoors, but it wasn’t until I became a frugal weirdo that I began living a holistically environmental life. I’ll say right now that I know there’s more I could do in the arena of environmentalism–deeper changes I could make and countless ways I could further reduce my carbon...
  • Hollywood is the Left’s Propaganda Wing

    05/27/2017 4:18:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Does watching a movie nowadays leave you with the feeling that you’ve just been preached to? Quite likely it’s because you have. The whole Hollywood industry has abandoned its primary cause of entertainment and moved into the field of social conditioning. And the agenda is not in our interests; it’s in the interests of the big corporations and the liberal elites. Consider one example: Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 blockbuster Elysium. The human race lives in two divided societies, one in the space station Elysium, where all is clean and diseases are miraculously cured, and the other on the poor, polluted planet...
  • Protesters are Environmental Hypocrites

    05/02/2017 6:21:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Few things pollute the earth more than when leftists gather to protest. Let’s reminisce for old time’s sake. Leftists described the 2011 Occupy Movement as a breath of fresh air, although movement trash rats deposited their bowel movements on police cars and Zuccotti Park doorsteps. They also left tons of foul rubbish on streets. Democrats are all about handouts, so maybe they should have handed out doggie doo bags. How about Earth Day 2014? Leftists worried about global warming trashed the protest grounds, then left others to worry about the mess. It should have been called a “garbage march.” Did...
  • California’s war on the emerging generation: Joel Kotkin

    05/01/2017 11:59:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily News ^ | April 30, 2017 | Joel Kotkin
    It should be the obligation of older citizens to try to improve the prospects for their successors. But, here in California, as seen in a new report issued by the Chapman Center for Demographics and Policy, we seem to have adopted an agenda designed to make things tougher for them.Millennials everywhere face many challenges. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that, even when working full-time, they earn $2,000 less than the same age group made in 1980. Nationwide, a millennial with a college degree and college debt, according to a recent analysis of Federal Reserve data, earns about the same as...
  • Ignorance, Intolerance, Violence

    04/29/2017 5:17:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    Recent science and climate marches demonstrated how misinformed, indoctrinated, politicized and anti-Trump these activists are – and how indifferent about condemning millions in industrialized nations and billions in developing countries to green energy poverty. Amid it all, University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole helped illustrate how the marchers became so ignorant, insensitive and intolerant. It’s always amazed me how frequently academics, journalists, politicians and students confuse poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) with plant-fertilizing carbon dioxide (CO2). But Professor Cole’s April 17 article in The Nation presents unfathomable ignorance from the intellectual class that is “educating” our young people, while displaying...
  • Quotes from Dixie Lee Ray (a REAL scientist, take that Bill Nye!)

    04/27/2017 6:04:44 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 11 replies
    Dixie Lee Ray
    "Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.""Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.""Reporters no longer ask for verification, thus they print charges no matter how outlandish they may seem, and once having done that, when the truth comes out, it's buried in the back page or never makes it on the air at all.""The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation.""The...
  • 13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970

    04/22/2017 11:16:46 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 124 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 4/21/2017 | Jon Gabriel
    Saturday is Earth Day — an annual event first launched on April 22, 1970. The inaugural festivities (organized in part by then hippie and now convicted murderer Ira Einhorn) predicted death, destruction and disease unless we did exactly as progressives commanded. Sound familiar? Behold the coming apocalypse, as predicted on and around Earth Day, 1970: “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” — Harvard biologist George Wald“We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.”...
  • Charlton Heston reading from Jurassic Park ("You think man can destroy the planet?")

    04/22/2017 11:14:28 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1990 or so | Michael Crichton
    Charlton Heston reading from the Michael Crichton novel Jurassic Park. Ian Malcolm's speech about why man is incapable of destroying the Earth.
  • On Earth Day, Hitler gets mad at Al Gore's global warming hypocrisy

    04/20/2017 12:04:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 22, 1945 | Adolt Hitler in his own words
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfr37Xn9IL8
  • Scaring Silly People

    03/26/2017 11:25:27 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | March 26, 2017 | Wild Bill For America
    "Danger, danger! Run for your lives!" A report was issued on November 22nd that the Arctic Ocean is warming up. Pointing to radical change in climate conditions, and, listen to this, the report said that within a few years it is predicted that, due to ice melt, the seas will rise and make most coastal communities uninhabitable. Sound familiar? Hello, everyone, Wild Bill for America here and THAT frightening report was issued in 1922. Ah, the politics of getting money and votes from frightened and silly people goes back quite a ways.
  • Discounting Away the Social Cost of Carbon: The Fast Lane to Undoing Obama’s Climate Regulations

    03/18/2017 7:38:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | March 15, 2017 | David Middleton
    Guest post by David Middleton Trump to Drop Climate Change From Environmental Reviews, Source Says by Jennifer A Dlouhy March 14, 2017, 1:06 PM CDT Directive to reverse Obama-era mandate for agency actions Clean Power Plan, methane rules and coal halt also addressed President Donald Trump is set to sign a sweeping directive to dramatically shrink the role climate change plays in decisions across the government, ranging from appliance standards to pipeline approvals, according to a person familiar with the administration’s plan.The order, which could be signed this week, goes far beyond a targeted assault on Obama-era measures blocking coal...
  • The Social Cost of Carbon Regulations

    03/18/2017 7:08:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    “If you could pick just one thing to reduce poverty, by far you would pick energy,” Bill Gates has said. “Access to energy is absolutely fundamental in the struggle against poverty,” World Bank VP Rachel Kyte and Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen agree. The UN Development Program calls energy “central to poverty reduction.” And International Energy Agency Executive Director Dr. Fatih Birol notes that “coal is raising living standards and lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.” In fact, all fossil fuels are doing so.  Indeed, fossil fuels created the modern world and the housing, transportation, other...