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  • Special Report: Scientists Expose The Truth Behind the Plastic ‘Crisis’ (trunc)

    12/15/2018 6:22:04 AM PST · by Twotone · 72 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | December 14, 2018 | Marc Morano
    “One Word: Plastics.” Yes, just 51 years after the 1967 film “The Graduate”, “plastics” just may be the future of environmental scares, eclipsing the man-made climate scare. But this “plastics crisis” attempts to make people “feel guilty and worried about a ‘crisis’ which isn’t actually real,” according to a blockbuster new report by a team of international scientists. There is evidence that some climate activists are seeking to elevate the plastic ‘crisis’ above the climate ‘crisis.’ Former Vice President Al Gore’s producer of his 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth,” — Hollywood eco-activist Laurie David — has been test-marketing the plastic...
  • Katy Tur, France's Riots and Panic Mode

    12/07/2018 2:31:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | Mona Charen
    NBC's Katy Tur, responding to an article in the New Yorker about climate, looked into the camera and asked, "How pointless is my life? And how pointless are the decisions that I make on a day-to-day basis when we are not focused on climate change every day, when it's not leading every one of our newscasts?" It's a safe bet that not only will climate change not lead all newscasts, it will not even lead Tur's very often. And the reason is not any of those often proffered for failure to act in ways activists prefer. It won't be that...
  • George Will: The Supreme Court jumps to unanimity on frog case

    12/02/2018 10:23:15 AM PST · by Baynative · 31 replies
    Twin Cities Press ^ | 12/2/18 | George Will
    WASHINGTON — Unanimity is elusive in today’s America but the Supreme Court achieved it last week. Although the dusky gopher frog is endangered, so are property rights and accountable governance. ~snip~ Writing in the manner of a schoolmarm whose patience has been sorely tried by a slow pupil, Roberts said: “According to the ordinary understanding of how adjectives work, ‘critical habitat’ must also be ‘habitat.’ Adjectives modify nouns — they pick out a subset of a category that possesses a certain quality.”
  • Obama official helped prepare dire National Climate Assessment

    11/29/2018 5:57:57 AM PST · by libstripper · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 28, 2018 | Valarie Richardson
    A former Obama administration official with ties to a liberal advocacy group funded by Democratic megadonors George Soros and Tom Steyer helped prepare the Fourth National Climate Assessment, whose dire predictions have since been attacked as overblown. Andrew Light, who worked on the 2015 Paris accord negotiations as a senior adviser to the U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change under Secretary of State John F. Kerry, served as a review editor for the assessment, overseeing the pivotal final chapter that concluded under a worst-case scenario that global warming could wipe out as much as 10 percent of the U.S. economy...
  • The Fuel Tax Protests In France Remind Us That 'Climate Change" Is A Pro-Big Business Scheme

    11/27/2018 1:42:17 PM PST · by Nextrush · 24 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/27/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "We have to worry about the end of the month....12 times a year" "Yellow Jacket" Protester In France Explains That While Others May Worry About "The End Of The World" The Protesters Have More Immediate Worries They say that "pro-business" French President Emmanuel Macron is out of touch with the "little people" with his massive increases in fuel taxes that burden the average people. Taxes that are imposed in the name of "going green". Today Macron was saying the taxes need to be fairer, but he was insisting that they must go forward. The French fuel taxes and taxes imposed...
  • California Burning: How the Greens Turned the Golden State Brown

    11/25/2018 9:00:58 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 50 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 11-24-18 | Edward Ring
    n October 2016, in a coordinated act of terrorism that received fleeting attention from the press, environmentalist activists broke into remote flow stations and turned off the valves on pipelines carrying crude oil from Canada into the United States. Working simultaneously in Washington, Montana, Minnesota, and North Dakota, the eco-terrorists disrupted pipelines that together transport 2.8 million barrels of oil per day, approximately 15 percent of U.S. consumption. The pretext for this action was to protest the alleged “catastrophe” of global warming. These are the foot soldiers of environmental extremism. These are the minions whose militancy receives nods and winks...
  • Memo to environmentalists: Natural gas fracking helps LOWER U.S. carbon emissions

    11/23/2018 12:44:14 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/23/18 | USA Features
    Fact Check: Left-wing extremists in the American environmental movement have never met a carbon-based fuel they like, despite the fact that were it not for carbon-based fuels, we would all still be living in the 19th-century. Their narrative, of course, is that all carbon-based energy is bad, and that the United States in particular, with our outsized economy and radically improved quality of life, is destroying the planet with our carbon emissions. Except that we’re not.
  • A Looming Technology-security Minerals Crisis?

    10/27/2018 7:33:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    In 1973 OPEC countries imposed an oil embargo to retaliate for US support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War. Drivers endured soaring gasoline prices, blocks-long lines, hours wasted waiting to refuel vehicles, and restrictions on which days they could buy fuel. America was vulnerable to those blackmail sanctions because we imported “too much” oil – though it was just 30% of our crude.The fracking revolution (horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing) and other factors changed that dramatically. The United States now produces more crude oil than at any time since 1970.But now we face new, potentially far greater dangers –...
  • Global warming hypocrites fly private jets to global warming conference in San Francisco

    09/23/2018 12:37:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 23, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Global warming hypocrites fly private jets to global warming conference in San Francisco Global warming hypocrisy at its finest!Every single time they have one of these international global warming conferences, there’s a always a huge number of attendees who arrive on private jets.The most recent example of this hypocrisy just happened at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco International Airport said that corporate jet traffic was 30% higher than normal, and that much of this was due to attendees of the environmental conference.Why not fly commercial air travel instead?Or better yet, why not stay home...
  • Hurricane News so Fake it Deserves its Own Award

    09/13/2018 5:07:30 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 39 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The award for the absolute dumbest and most dishonest Florence-related tweet of the day goes to… – Check out this little gem from the editorial board at the Houston Chronicle: Chronicle Opinion @ChronOpinion Is Hurricane Florence our fault for emitting climate-changing greenhouse gases, or perhaps policy makers’ fault for allowing us to do so?http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Climate-change-hurricanes-and-the-hazards-of-13221381.php?t=636cc15df7 … 4:00 PM - Sep 12, 2018 Climate change, hurricanes and the hazards of connecting dots [Opinion] Is Hurricane Florence our fault for emitting climate-changing greenhouse gases, or perhaps policy makers’ fault for allowing us to do so?...
  • Why Do Liberals Keep Hurting Themselves? (Who Cares If They Do?)

    08/14/2018 6:49:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Liberals are so obsessed with Donald Trump. But maybe they should start looking in the mirror. The problem is they won’t like what they see.Donald Trump isn’t hurting you. You’re hurting and killing yourselves. You are your own worst enemies. You can never admit that, so you focus all your anger, bitterness, frustration and humiliation on Trump.Take the economy. Liberals refuse to admit the economy was horrible under Obama. They refuse to face facts. Obama spent the most taxpayer money in history. He created the most debt in history. He presided over the most people on welfare, food stamps...
  • WeWork is banning meat

    07/13/2018 10:52:10 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 84 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sara Ashley O'Brien
    WeWork is going meat-free and taking every one of its employees with it. The startup cited environmental concerns in announcing its immediate company-wide ban on meat. In an email sent Thursday, WeWork cofounder Miguel McKelvey told his 6,000 or so employees the company will no longer serve meat at employee events or reimburse them for meals that include red meat, poultry and pork. It's a bold move for the real estate behemoth believed to be worth $20 billion -- and the most assertive in a series of recent steps large companies have taken to promote sustainability.
  • Hate Speech and Intolerance at University of Delaware

    06/23/2018 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Paull Driessen
    University of Delaware students, faculty, administrators and trustees must truthfully answer a simple, but important question: Would this conduct have been ignored or excused if the targets had been Muslim?A recent article by the editor-in-chief of the school’s student newspaper proclaimed “Green Dragon slayer for hire, in a geography department near you: To members of the Cornwall Alliance, environmentalists are satanic ‘Green Dragons,’ sent from the bowels of hell to threaten world order and harm the needy.”  Caleb Owens’ article links tenured UDel geography and climatology professor David Legates and his Christian faith to “far-right American evangelicals,” fossil fuel funding...
  • Are Reusable Bags Really Better For the Planet?

    06/08/2018 7:11:36 AM PDT · by rey · 45 replies
    earther.com ^ | 6 June 2018 | Ian Graber-Stiehl
    Earlier this week, a pilot whale died after being found with 17 pounds of plastic bags in its stomach. The horrific incident was our latest reminder that plastic bags contribute to the scourge of marine litter. By sheer coincidence, it came on the heels of a major U.N. report pointing to plastic bag levies or bans as key strategies to help reduce that litter. Many seem to be listening. But as the war against plastic bags intensifies, it’s worth taking a step back and asking: How much better are the alternatives? (Goes on to mathematically question whether banning bags helps...
  • Three Climate Change Questions Answered: All it takes is a few simple Google searches

    06/04/2018 9:08:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/04/2018 | Wallace Manheimer
    A claimed nearly unanimous scientific consensus on fear of climate change has caused a push to substantially reduce or even eliminate the use of fossil fuel in favor of solar and wind.  But three crucial questions are: 1) is the scientific community really united?, 2) can solar and wind take over any time soon to provide the required vital energy for the maintenance of modern civilization in today's world of 7 billion people?, and 3) has CO2 caused any harm yet?  The answer to all three questions is no. A major theme of this essay is that many assertions can easily...
  • Don't Tell Anyone, But We Just Had Two Years Of Record-Breaking Global Cooling

    05/17/2018 6:00:22 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 45 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/17/2018 | IBD Editorial Board
    Inconvenient Science: NASA data show that global temperatures dropped sharply over the past two years. Not that you'd know it, since that wasn't deemed news. Does that make NASA a global warming denier? Writing in Real Clear Markets, Aaron Brown looked at the official NASA global temperature data and noticed something surprising. From February 2016 to February 2018, "global average temperatures dropped by 0.56 degrees Celsius." That, he notes, is the biggest two-year drop in the past century. "The 2016-2018 Big Chill," he writes, "was composed of two Little Chills, the biggest five month drop ever (February to June 2016)...
  • Perverse, Conflicted Ethical Systems

    05/05/2018 7:45:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Third Reich Forest Minister Hermann Goering was an avid hiker and ecologist who once sent a man to a concentration camp for cutting up a frog for fish bait. In 1933 he and other Nazi Party leaders enacted anti-vivisection laws to stop what he called “unbearable torture and suffering in animal experiments.” Intensely hostile to capitalism, the Nazis controlled all industries and envisioned large-scale wind turbine projects that would generate “huge amounts of cheap energy” and create millions of German jobs. But as Luftwaffe commander, Goering planned and directed the 1939 terror bombing of Warsaw and the 1943 obliteration of the city’s...
  • Eco-nuts: Environmentalism can't progress until people try to reproduce with tree

    04/26/2018 1:58:32 PM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/26/2018 | Roger Taylor
    Just when you thought the radical environmental movement could not possibly get any stranger, another absurdity comes along. A few years ago, Professor Elizabeth Stephens at U.C. Santa Cruz published something she called the Ecosex Manifesto. She encouraged her art students to have sex with the Earth. This involved tree hugging and licking, writhing in the mud, and many other bizarre behaviors. Now Professor Sarah Ensor at the University of Michigan is fully embracing this and has proposed that people start erotic relations with plants. She believes that environmentalism cannot fully develop without these "relationships." These people seem to have...
  • Please read what the Republican majority MN state house did to land owners!

    04/26/2018 9:00:10 AM PDT · by horsappl · 24 replies
    bufferstrips.wordpress.com | APRIL 18, 2018 | Mike Van Horn
    In January 2014 I was notified that there would be a hearing explaining that I am required to plant 15 foot strips of perennial vegetation (buffer strips) along ditches as described by my local watershed agency, the Middle-Snake-Tamarac Watershed District. I went to the meeting where the agents explained that once these are in place they might allow me to cut hay on the buffer strips, if I request it. In other words, they now control these strips. In legal terms this is an easement. My father and I studied this law, and found that we will need to level...
  • Environmentalist Burns Himself to Death to Protest Fossil Fuels

    04/14/2018 6:39:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The New York Post reports that environmental activist and legal expert David Buckel has committed suicide in the name of environmentalism. The high profile lawyer, who made a name for himself as a prolific gay and transgender rights attorney, set himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park earlier today.   From the New York Post: "In a gruesome protest against the ecological destruction of the earth, David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said.He...