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  • The Lights Are Out in California, And That Was the Plan All Along

    10/11/2019 2:35:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 9, 2019 | Chuck DeVore
    The power is out in Northern California. More than 1 million Californians are now without electricity, one of modern life’s essentials that is frequently taken for granted. The blackout was done on purpose—to prevent sparks from powerlines that could ignite deadly wildfires. Before planned blackouts are through in two or three days, as many as 3 million Californians may go without power. On the surface, the blackout and its causes are simple to understand. But the deeper causes are complicated, span decades of public policy, and dozens of overlapping unintended—and intended—consequences of decisions, both related and unrelated. The wind in...
  • Democrats turning California into a third-world hellhole: Going without electricity edition

    10/10/2019 11:14:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 10, 2019 | Tom Trinko
    Democrats are turning California into a third-world hellhole without electricity, water, and freedom. Due to Democrats' love for trees, at least 800,000 Californians will be without power for several days. Instead of properly managing California forests to reduce the chances of big fires, Democrats are saying Californians have to go without lights, refrigerators, and air-conditioning. Democrats could also avoid this by not making the power company financially liable for all forest fire damages, but since PG&E is a company, not an illegal alien, the Democrats couldn't care less about doing what's best for California. While they try to blame climate...
  • Scoldilocks, Or the Story of Greta Thunberg

    09/25/2019 5:29:01 AM PDT · by libstripper · 35 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Sept. 25, 2091 | SCott McKay
    A pair of Scandinavian leftists pimp out their Asperger’s-suffering daughter to push global warming, and chaos ensues. Monday was the culmination of a year’s worth of programmatic, propagandistic proselytization, as a 16-year-old Swedish child with a developmental disability took to a podium at the United Nations to harangue and insult the leaders of the free world over the supposed “mass extinction” that is coming as a result of global warming.
  • Uprooted: Union Seminary Chapel Hosts Plant Confessional

    09/18/2019 4:40:30 PM PDT · by lightman · 3 replies
    The Institute for Religion & Democracy ^ | 18 September A.D. 2019 | Jeffrey Walton
    These aren’t the church plants you were thinking of, but students at New York’s Union Theological Seminary held a chapel service on Tuesday during which participants confessed to plants. “Today in chapel, we confessed to plants. Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor,” Union tweeted on its official account. “What do you confess to the plants in your life?” Rather than confess transgressions against an endangered grove or old growth forest, the student-led September 17 service featured...
  • Liz Peek: Ignorance and silliness on display as Democrats race down climate change rabbit hole

    09/09/2019 6:52:56 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 9, 2019 | Liz Peek
    Hurricane Dorian has claimed another victim: victory for Democrats in 2020. Last week’s marathon CNN climate forum makes it clear: Dorian blew what remained of Democrat common sense right off the map.
  • 'Green New Deal' preview? Texas town's lofty environmentalism leaves residents with a nightmare

    08/29/2019 5:37:07 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 29 2019 | Chuck DeVore
    It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Georgetown, Texas – population 75,000 – was to be the new poster child of the green movement. Environmental interest in Georgetown’s big push to generate all of its electricity from wind and solar power was amplified by three factors: the town and its mayor were nominally Republican; Georgetown is in an oil- and natural gas-rich state; and that state is deep-red Texas. Former Vice President Al Gore and other climate change luminaries feted Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross, and Ross was featured prominently at renewable energy conventions.
  • Two mass murders a world apart share a common theme: 'ecofascism'

    08/19/2019 5:50:53 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Aug 2019 | Joel Achenbach
    The alleged Christchurch shooter, who is charged with targeting Muslims and killing 51 people in March, declared himself an "eco-fascist" and railed about immigrants' birthrates. The statement linked to the El Paso shooter, who is charged with killing 22 people in a shopping area earlier this month, bemoans water pollution, plastic waste and an American consumer culture that is "creating a massive burden for future generations." The two mass shootings appear to be extreme examples of ecofascism - what Hampshire College professor emeriti Betsy Hartmann calls "the greening of hate." ...These ideas have shown themselves to be particularly dangerous when...
  • Who should the USA fear more - Environmentalists or Muslim terrorists? (Vanity)

    08/07/2019 7:59:02 PM PDT · by impimp · 34 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 7 August 2019 | Impimp
    Who should the USA fear more - Environmentalists or Muslim terrorists?
  • Active shooter at Walmart in El Paso

    08/03/2019 10:54:09 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 781 replies
    BNO News ^ | August 3, 2019
    UPDATE: Up to 18 people shot at Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, local NBC affiliate KTSM reports. Details soon. Police and other emergency services are responding to reports of an active shooting at the Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, local officials and witnesses say. Only few details were immediately available. The incident began at about 11 a.m. on Saturday when officers were called for an active shooter at Walmart. It was not immediately clear if police have confirmed a shooting and, if so, what is the status of the suspect.
  • If Everyone Tripped on Psychedelics, We’d Do More About Climate Change (11.37 years left, dude)

    08/01/2019 5:16:02 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 30 replies
    Vice ^ | June 27, 2019 | Shayla Love
    After taking LSD, Bill stood in his kitchen in Merseyside, England, staring at a large tree. When the tree started to speak to him, Bill only found it strange that the tree didn't formally introduce itself, he told VICE in 2017. During the rest of their 15 minute chat, the tree clued Bill in to the profound fact that all life on earth—plant, animal, and human—was intimately connected. "It was as if someone was inside my head judging my feelings, my thoughts, and my emotions," Bill said. "It was also a two-way street, though: I could feel how old he...
  • Why Can't America Fill a Pothole?

    07/22/2019 6:33:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    PragerU ^ | July 22, 2019 | Kyle Smith
    Why can’t America build or repair infrastructure on a par with countries in Europe or Asia? Why are our bridges, roads, and airports not what they should be? Aren’t we the richest and most technologically savvy country in the world? Who or what is holding us back? Kyle Smith of National Review has the surprising (and frustrating) answer.
  • Berkeley becomes first U.S. city to ban natural gas in new homes

    07/17/2019 3:26:51 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 86 replies
    Berkeley became the first city nationwide to ban the use of natural gas in new low-rise residential buildings in a unanimous vote Tuesday by the City Council. The ordinance, introduced by Councilwoman Kate Harrison, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020, and phases out the use of natural gas by requiring all new single-family homes, town homes and small apartment buildings to have electric infrastructure. After its passage, Harrison thanked the community and her colleagues “for making Berkeley the first city in California and the United States to prohibit natural gas infrastructure in new buildings.”
  • How the Nazis Embraced Environmentalism

    07/10/2019 12:23:56 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Encounter Books ^ | March 13, 2019 | Rupert Darwall
    This striving towards connectedness with the totality of life, with nature itself, a nature into which we are born, this is the deepest meaning and the essence of National Socialist thought,’ wrote Ernst Lehmann, a professor of botany, in 1934, who characterized National Socialism as ‘politically-applied biology.’ Sixty percent of all biologists joined the Nazis. As Proctor points out, ‘Nazism took root in the world’s most powerful scientific culture, boasting half of the world’s Nobel prizes.’ The culture that gave rise to it existed before the rise of the Nazis and, as we shall see, though dormant in the...
  • Video evidence shows that recycling hurts the environment, and landfills help the environment

    07/02/2019 1:30:41 AM PDT · by grundle · 48 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 2, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Video evidence shows that recycling hurts the environment, and landfills help the environment Below are two videos.The first video shows that much of the recycled garbage from rich countries (the U.K. in this case) gets sent to poor countries, where it just sits there on the ground without any covering or protection, getting blown around, and often ending up in rivers and ultimately the ocean.The second video shows a landfill in a rich country (New York in this case). The landfill is well sealed and covered, and is now a park with grass, trees, plants, and animals.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRQLilXLAIUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zcMfDbxmgURecycling is a scam. It...
  • For Some, Groundhog Day Comes in June

    06/29/2019 4:40:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2019 | Paul Driessen
    Did you think Groundhog Day only comes in February?For anti-insecticide zealots and others in the environmentalist movement who’ve been preoccupied for years with bees and “colony collapse disorder,” it actually comes every June.  That’s when the Bee Informed Partnership – a University of Maryland-based project supported by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) – releases the results of its annual survey of honeybee colony losses and health.In Bill Murray’s 1993 “Groundhog Day” movie, cynical TV weatherman Phil Connors is condemned to relive the same day over and over in a little Pennsylvania town until he learns the right “life lessons.”...
  • Fear, Loathing, Intolerance – and Worse

    05/14/2019 4:03:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2019 | Paul Driessen
    Throughout history despots had effective ways of reducing dissension in the ranks. Inquisitors burned heretics. Nazi’s burned books – before taking far more extreme measures. Soviets employed famines, gulags, salt mines and executions. ChiComs and other tyrants starved, jailed and murdered millions. Today’s Green New Dealers and their allies have mapped out their own totalitarian strategies.They proclaim themselves socialists, but their economic policies and tolerance for other viewpoints reflect a different form of government – fascism: A political system in which authoritarian government does not own businesses and industries, but strictly regulates and controls their actions, output and rights – while...
  • Sanity and Humanity Return to the World Bank?

    04/13/2019 4:02:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2019 | Paul Driessen
    President Obama infamously told Africans they should focus on their “bountiful” wind, solar and biofuel. If they use “dirty” fossil fuels to raise living standards “to the point where everybody has got a car, and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody has got a big house, well, the planet will boil over.” So when South Africa applied for a World Bank loan to finish its low-pollution coal-fired Medupi power plant, his administration voted “present,” and the loan was approved by a bare majority of other bank member nations. The Obama Overseas Private Investment Corporation refused to support construction of...
  • World’s Largest Green Energy Company Is Facing Bankruptcy

    03/30/2016 9:20:40 AM PDT · by Twotone · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2016 | Michael Bastach
    SunEdison, which bills itself as the world’s largest green energy company, may soon file for bankruptcy protection, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing, as the company faces “liquidity difficulties” despite getting millions in government subsidies.
  • Sidelined Because She Rejects Radical Green Agendas?

    04/06/2019 3:30:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2019 | Paul Driessen
    Aurelia Skipwith has a BS in biology from Howard University, a Master’s in molecular genetics from Purdue and a law degree from Kentucky. She has worked as a molecular analyst and sustainable agriculture partnership manager. She was also co-founder and general counsel for AVC Global, a Washington, D.C.-based agricultural supply chain development company that helps small farmers link up with multinational buyers and with agronomy, business, financial and other service providers. For two years, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Interior Department, where she performed her duties so well that last October President Trump nominated her to become...
  • Why Carbon Taxes Actually RAISE Emissions

    03/28/2019 6:50:59 AM PDT · by Thalean · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 26, 2019 | Spencer P Morrison
    Not only does the logic show that carbon taxes in the West will invariably increase global CO2 emissions, but so does the empirical evidence. To begin with, data from the World Bank reveals that China, and other developing countries, produce far more carbon per dollar of economic output (at purchasing power parity) than do Western nations. For example, China produced 0.6 kilograms of carbon dioxide per dollar of economic output in 2014, whereas America produced 0.3 kg of CO2, and Germany produced just 0.2 kg. On top of this, China shows no signs of decreasing its emissions any time soon:...