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  • California Considers $1,000 Fine for Waiters Offering Unsolicited Plastic Straws

    01/27/2018 3:05:14 PM PST · by Hadean · 37 replies
    Reason.com ^ | Jan. 27, 2018 | Christian Britschgi
    Ian Calderon wants restaurateurs to think long and hard before giving you a straw. Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California's lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon's law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. "We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans," Calderon explained in a...
  • New California Bill: Waiters Will Serve 6 Months In Prison For Handing Out ĎUnsolicitedí Straws

    01/27/2018 1:52:29 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 79 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | January 25, 2018 at 1:24pm | By Caterine DeCicco
    A California lawmaker has introduced a new bill that would make it illegal to distribute single-use straws to consumers at restaurants unless specifically requested. Ian Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in Californiaís lower house, brought forth Assembly Bill 1884, citing environmental protection as a reason to discourage the use of ďsingle use straws,Ē typically distributed with soft drinks, smoothies, and coffee, which are then disposed of after being used. ďWe need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans,Ē Calderon stated in a media release. ďAB 1884...
  • Oscars snub Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth sequel

    01/24/2018 10:39:41 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/24/2018 | rick moran
    Is climate change losing its luster as an issue for the Hollywood left? Or have so many "Inconvenient Truths" about global warming been debunked that it has forced Hollywood into an embarrassed silence? The sequel to Al Gore's 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth released in 2017 and titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, failed to pick up a single Oscar nomination. The 2006 film won "Best Documentary" and "Best Song."
  • Scott Pruittís First Year Set The EPA Back Anywhere From A Few Years To 3 Decades

    01/20/2018 10:13:26 AM PST · by yoe · 78 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | January 20, 2018 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Shortly after taking office, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt set out to permanently limit the agency¬ís regulatory power in what he billed as a ¬ďBack to Basics¬Ē agenda focusing on cleaning up toxic waste and providing safe drinking water ‚Äē but not curbing new industrial pollution.
  • Alarmist Scientists Announce the Latest Climate Change Threat: Mutant Transgender Turtles

    01/11/2018 11:51:21 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    BreitbART ^ | January 10, 2018 | by JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Alarmist scientists have found a terrifying new Ď climate changeí threat: mutant transgender turtles. Their study, titled Environmental Warming and Feminization of One of the Largest Sea Turtle Populations in the World, warns that global warming could turn the worldís sea turtle populations female, possibly leading to their extinction. The study authors, from NOAAís Marine Mammal and Turtle division in La Jolla, California, analyzed sea turtle populations on beaches at the northern and southern ends of Australiaís Great Barrier Reef.
  • ĎScientific Americaní: Climate Change May Have Helped Spark Iranís Protests

    01/11/2018 10:39:34 AM PST · by bar sin∑is∑ter · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    A recent article in the Scientific American titled ďClimate Change May Have Helped Spark Iranís ProtestsĒ suggests climate Ė not Iranís active export of terrorism and neglect of its civilian population Ė is responsible for the second consecutive week of protests in the Islamic Republic. ďThe impacts of climate change are among the environmental challenges facing Iran that helped spark protests in dozens of cities across the Islamic republic,Ē the publication wrote. At least 22 people have died during the protests, which began on December 28. One young man, 23-year-old Sina Ghanbari, reportedly died while in custody at Iranís notorious...
  • Success: EPA set to cut nearly 50% of staff in Trump's first term

    01/09/2018 6:52:42 AM PST · by gubamyster · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/09/2018 | Paul Bedard
    The Environmental Protection Agency, seen by President Trump as a bloated bureaucratic whale, is on schedule to fulfill his promise to cut its staff nearly in half by the end of his first term, according to officials. The EPA Tuesday provided to Secrets its first year staff cutting results which show that the agency is below levels last seen during former President Reaganís administration. And if just those slated to retire by early 2021 leave, Administrator Scott Pruitt and his team will have reduced a staff of nearly 15,000, to below 8,000, or a cut of 47 percent. ďWeíre proud...
  • Yale Professor Says Trump Could Cause ĎExtinction of the Human Speciesí

    01/08/2018 5:46:39 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 122 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Yale professor and clinical psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee has warned that President Donald Trump may bring about the ďextinction of the human speciesĒ because of his mental instability. Lee, who has briefed members of congress on the presidentís psychological state, insisted that her extreme prediction was ďnot hyperboleĒ but ďreality.Ē Dr. Lee said told Newsweek that the situation is so grave that ďa public health emergencyĒ should be declared that would need to be ďresponded to as quickly as possible.Ē ďAs more time passes, we come closer to the greatest risk of danger, one that could even mean the...
  • How Do Liberals Flunk Science? Let Us Count the Ways.

    01/07/2018 7:29:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 7, 2018 | Trevor Thomas
    With most of the U.S. recently in the grip of significant cold, and given the proper goading from President Trump, liberals again felt led to lecture us on the difference between weather and climate. It's lost on most leftists how they so often fail to apply the same standards to themselves. Whether blizzards, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, record heat, record cold, and so on, with religious devotion, liberals almost never fail to link dramatic weather events to their apocalyptic climate narrative. One of the easiest jobs in the world has to be that of climate doomsayer. No matter the weather, the...
  • This ĎBitter Coldí Is What Global Warming Looks Like, Explains Al Gore

    01/05/2018 10:22:28 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/5/2018 | James Delignpole
    Just when you thought the Big Freeze couldnít get any worse, hereís Al Gore to twist the knife. Itís bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains thatís exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis. https://t.co/6UfJ9Xxpq6 ó Al Gore (@algore) January 4, 2018 Yep. Where others might see a crisis, Al Gore has spotted a Rahm-Emanuel-style opportunity to promote his renewables scam. This bitter cold, he wants you to know, isnít a sign that his global warming theory is a busted flush. Itís a sign that heís even more right than ever...
  • Al Gore: ĎBitter coldí is Ďexactly what we should expect from the climate crisisí

    01/05/2018 7:28:47 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 95 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | January 4, 2018 | Marc Morano
    Former Vice President Al Gore has weighed in on the record cold and snow in the U.S. ďItís bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains thatís exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis,Ē Gore wrote on January 4 on Twitter. *snip* Goreís Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth did not warn of record cold and increasing snowfalls as a consequence of man-made global warming.
  • Donald Trump Is Actively Trying to Destroy the Planet

    12/21/2017 12:11:37 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 21, 2017 | By Tom Engelhardt
    Letís start with the universe and work our way in. Who cares? Not them because as far as we know they arenít there. As far as we know, no one exists in our galaxy or perhaps anywhere else but us (and the other creatures on this all-too-modest planet of ours). So donít count on any aliens out there caring what happens to humanity. They wonít. As for it - Earth - the planet itself canít, of course, care, no matter what we do to it. And Iím sure it wonít be news to you that, when it comes to him...
  • Get Ready for More Volcanic Eruptions as the Planet Warms

    12/21/2017 8:01:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    Scientific American ^ | December 1, 2017 | By Annie Sneed
    Tens of thousands of people have evacuated their land in Bali as the nearby volcano Mount Agung angrily spits ash and its magma rises. Many Balinese hold the mountain sacred and accept its occasional outbursts as moral admonishments whereas geologists consider this activity a routine part of Earthís behavior. But scientists have found another force - climate change - affects the frequency of eruptions. Now a new study shows even relatively minor climate variations may have such an influence. If they are right, todayís global warming could mean more and bigger volcanic eruptions in the future. The new study is...
  • Environmental justice must be part of climate plan

    12/20/2017 12:13:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 20, 2017 | By Amy Vanderwanker
    As a coalition of community organizations working in low-income communities of color most impacted by pollution, we have been proud to support Californiaís ambitious goals on climate change. But the stateís leadership depends on demonstrating in words and actions that our climate policies protect and benefit our most vulnerable communities. This is a moral imperative, a legal mandate and a political necessity. Last week, the California Air Resources Board approved a roadmap to achieving the 2030 greenhouse gas reduction targets, but unfortunately it does not say how it will avoid disproportionate impacts in low-income and minority communities. The air resources...
  • Media, Academia Freak Trump Removed Climate Change As a National Security Threat

    12/19/2017 7:02:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump's national security report has been released, and climate change is not on it. That is a departure from not only the Obama administration, but the George W. Bush administration, some media are noting.Since 2003, the Defense Department has indicated that climate change threatens "disruption and conflict," refugee crises, border tensions and other military conflicts. President Obama saw the threat as more dire, putting climate change in the same conversation as the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in his 2015 memo. Climate change, that document warned, was contributing to "increased natural disasters, refugee flows and conflicts over...
  • Goreís ĎInconvenient Sequelí lands on Oscar shortlist despite disputed climate science

    12/10/2017 3:50:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/09/17 | Valerie Richardson
    **SNIP** The Oscar buzz comes despite pushback from skeptics, led by University of Alabama in Huntsville climatologist Roy Spencer, a former NASA scientist who accused Mr. Gore of attributing natural phenomena to human-caused climate change. In September, Mr. Spencer published an 84-page e-book, ďAn Inconvenient Deception,Ē which blasted the film as ďbursting with bad science, bad policy, and some outright falsehoods.Ē ďAn Inconvenient TruthĒ was similarly rebuked by skeptics ó Danish academic Bjorn Lomborg challenged it in a book and film called ďCool ItĒóbut the movie earned $24 million at the box office, making it the 11th-highest grossing documentary of...
  • Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

    11/27/2017 6:26:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 26, 2017 | by Gethin Chamberlain
    As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmersí incomes plunge Ė and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off poverty. ... Everyone has their own idea of what climate change looks like. For some, itís the walrus struggling to find space on melting ice floes on Blue Planet II. For others, itís an apocalyptic vision of cities disappearing beneath the waves. But for more and more girls across Africa, the most palpable manifestation of climate change is the baby in their arms as they sit watching their friends walk to school. Many experts are warning a...
  • Editorial: Responsibility for global warming is in our hands

    11/26/2017 4:38:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | November 26, 2017 | Virginian-Pilot Editorial Board
    EARLIER THIS month, 13 federal agencies released an exhaustive assessment of the countryís climate, concluding that Americans are now living in the ďwarmest period in the history of modern civilization.Ē The warming of the Earth, particularly if it accelerates, will raise sea levels dramatically, with catastrophic consequences for coastal communities such as Hampton Roads. Perhaps most striking about this report arenít the conclusions, though they are particularly dire. They echo much of the climate science already available to the public, though the extrapolated effects listed here are deeply alarming. Rather, itís that the scientists who authored this report were clear...
  • After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming ĎApocalypseí

    11/25/2017 2:44:15 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/25/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming ‚ÄėApocalypse‚Äô Michael BastaschFor at least three decades scientists and environmental activists have been warning that the world is on the verge of a global warming ‚Äúapocalypse‚ÄĚ that will flood coastal cities, tear up roads and bridges with mega-storms and bring widespread famine and misery to much of the world.The only solution, they say, is to rid the world of fossil fuels ‚ÄĒ coal, natural gas and oil ‚ÄĒ that serve as the pillars of modern society. Only quick, decisive global action can avert the worst effects of manmade climate change,...
  • Delingpole: Harrison Ford, Starring Now in ĎIndiana Jones and The Temple of Eco Fascismí

    11/05/2017 8:23:12 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/4/2017 | James Delingpole
    Americaís biggest problem right now is that ďWeíve got people in charge of important shit who donít believe in science.Ē Well, at least it is if you believe that world-renowned expert Harrison Ford. Ford was speaking at an environmental awards ceremony in Culver City, California, where he was fÍted for his work as executive vice chair of Conservation International. According to Hollywood Reporter: ďWe face an unprecedented moment in this country. Todayís greatest threat is not climate change, not pollution, not flood or fire,Ē Ford said during his acceptance speech of the Foundersí Award. ďItís that weíve got people in...