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  • Washington Post Op-Ed: Itís time for conservatives to end the denial on climate change

    06/26/2015 8:49:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/26/2015 | Michael Gerson
    Reducing Pope Francis¬ís encyclical ¬ďLaudato Si¬Ē to a white paper on global warming is, in George Weigel¬ís fitting analogy, ¬ďakin to reading ¬ĎMoby Dick¬í as if it were a treatise on the 19th-century New England whaling industry.¬Ē The whole spirit and story of the thing are missed. The pope¬ís sprawling, ambitious statement ¬ó setting out a theory of nature and of the human person ¬ó will be profitably scrutinized for decades. Environmentalists who like some of Francis¬ís conclusions will find, if they sit quietly with the text rather than rummage through it for the politically relevant bits, that the pope...
  • Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians ( Colorado)

    06/09/2015 4:18:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Steamboat Pilot & Today ^ | June 8, 2015 | Noelle Leavitt Riley
    Liquor stores and restaurants across Craig are pulling Colorado craft beers off their shelves due to the beer companiesí financial support to WildEarth Guardians, the environmental group that put Colowyo Coal Mine at risk of being shut down. Stockmenís Liquor pulled 12 brands of beer ó including New Belgium Brewery ó because they are listed as WildEarth Guardians supporters. ďWe pulled those beers because their support of WildEarth Guardians... who said their ultimate goal is to shut down coal mines,Ē said Lori Gillam, owner of Stockmen's. ďCraig is a coal mine town.Ē WildEarth Guardians has a list of business supporters...
  • Promoters of renewable energy failed to account for the return of cheap oil

    05/15/2015 2:15:38 PM PDT · by Cry if I Wanna · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fadís rapid and expensive demise is that central planning doesnít work. What crushed green energy was the boom in shale oil and gas along with the steep decline in the price of fossil fuel that few saw coming just a few years ago.
  • Mountain Pact Campaign Targets Coal Companies Seeks compensation for global warming (Not a Hoax)

    05/11/2015 6:20:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    Outside Magazine ^ | May 8 2015
    Mountain Pact Campaign Targets Coal Companies Seeks compensation for global warming By: The Editors Ten western mountain towns hit hard by climate change are launching a campaign against the coal industry, seeking hundreds of million of dollars in compensation per year to help their communities adapt, the Denver Post reported earlier this week. In February, Outside covered how the nonprofit advocacy group Mountain Pact is rallying ski resort towns around the country to stem the effects of climate change. In a letter being sent this week to federal officials, lawmakers, and the White House, the townsówhich include Aspen, Telluride, and...
  • Bill Nye Compares Combating Climate Change to Winning World War II

    05/11/2015 1:02:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 11, 2015 | 1:36 PM EDT | By Joseph Rossell
    Overcoming climate change is a challenge for those "coming of age," much like World War II was for the Greatest Generation, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" asserted. Nye claimed that climate change was "certainly the most serious problem facing humankind right now" while on HuffPost Live May 7 with host Josh Zepps. "So what I want to do is create the next Great Generation," Nye said. He said the members of the Greatest Generation "pitched in" to win World War II. "And so I want the people coming of age now, the presidentís kids and stuff, to work together to...
  • Major utility to begin closing down power plants next month

    04/06/2015 3:55:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/6/15 | John Siciliano
    One of the country's largest coal utilities will begin closing power plants next month in four states, as strict federal environmental regulations begin to kick in. The company, American Electric Power, made the announcement in a notice advising employees at the electricity stations that it plans to close six power plants in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, according to news reports. The company said it plans to shutter as much as 6,000 megawatts of power plant capacity in seven states by the start of 2016. The closures were planned as far back as 2011 to comply with new pollution...
  • Co-Founder of Greenpeace explains why he is a climate skeptic

    03/21/2015 5:24:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/21/2015 | Rick Moran
    Got yer dose of schadenfreud for the day right here... The co-founder of the granddaddy of green groups, Greenpeace, explains in a Heartland editorial why he is a climate skeptic. Patrick Moore, who left Greenpeace in 1986 because, in his words, it "took a sharp turn to the political left" and "evolved into an organization of extremism and politically motivated agendas," pulls no punches when criticizing his former colleagues in the green movement:
  • Fascist Al Gore Wants to ĎPunishí Climate Change Deniers

    03/20/2015 2:41:01 PM PDT · by TBP · 41 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | March 17, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    Everywhere we turn the Democrats are sounding more like Benito Mussolini every day. Theyíve become the fascist party. Fascism is a system of government where the party in power forcibly suppresses opposition and criticism. Weíre seeing over the issue of same-sex sexuality, Ďgay rights,í homosexuality, whatever you want to call it. Any opposition will be shut down, fined, and put out of business. The call for toleration is the foot in the door to political, economic, and social repression, and once the objective has been achieved, toleration discarded. The ideological door is now shut. No more debates, and you will...
  • Obama will veto Keystone bill

    01/06/2015 11:41:01 AM PST · by thackney · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    President Barack Obama will veto the Keystone XL bill if Congress passes a measure green-lighting the oil pipeline, White House press secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday. Newly minted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline project as the first of the new Congress. The bill has some bipartisan support, but environmentalists and progressives have heavily lobbied the White House to oppose the pipeline.... Earnest added that the White House reviewed the text of the bill to authorize the pipeline on Monday....
  • Big threat for Obama's climate efforts from GOP-run Congress

    01/05/2015 10:53:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11 hours ago | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) ¬ó President Barack Obama's determined efforts to combat global warming face their biggest trial yet as Republicans take full control of Congress this week. The GOP vows to move fast and forcefully to roll back his environmental rules and force his hand on energy development. Related Stories New Congress Grapples With Energy The Wall Street Journal For President Obama, Going It Alone Has Its Risks The Wall Street JournalObama, GOP-led Congress prepare for veto showdowns Associated PressWhere Is U.S. Energy Policy Heading Over the Next Two Years? The Wall Street JournalObama, Congress Brace For Veto Showdowns Huffington Post...
  • Falling Oil Prices and the Climate Change Agenda

    12/22/2014 3:38:27 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/22/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The oil price drop is really gutting Obamaís green agenda The latest falling oil prices to $55.96 (West Texas Intermediate), dropping from a high of $105 per barrel in June 2014, as a result of increased domestic oil production from fracking, is making the price of $150 per barrel of renewables look ridiculously expensive, not counting the wasted government subsidies in bankrupt solar power companies. The green agenda, which has become a climate change industry, is very lucrative for wealthy climate alarmists and for the United Nations. Dick Morris said, ďThe oil price drop is really gutting Obamaís green agenda.Ē...
  • Churches Wonít Be Charged ďRain TaxĒ if they Preach Against Global Warming

    11/20/2014 8:42:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If the left can‚Äôt get around the First Amendment one way, it will find another way around it. Maryland Gov. Martin O¬íMalley made national news last year when he fought to pass and signed a tax bill that levied a tax on Marylanders, businesses and churches for the amount of ¬ďimpervious surface¬Ē they have on their property.Though the O¬íMalley administration calls it a ¬ďfee,¬Ē it is commonly called the ¬ďrain tax¬Ē throughout the state. It is wildly unpopular and the promise to fight to repeal the tax was a large factor in Maryland electing Republican Larry Hogan governor this...
  • Former U. of Arizona prof: We must destroy modern civilization to save Earth from global warming

    10/28/2014 12:05:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 85 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/28/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    A former professor at the University of Arizona is so convinced that global warming is ruining Earth that he‚Äôs proposing a desperate plan to save the world: Destroy human civilization as we know it. Guy McPherson, who left academia in 2009 for ‚Äúethical reasons,‚ÄĚ says humanity will be extinct by 2030 no matter what we do, so for the sake of the other species on Earth, we must ‚Äúterminate industrial civilization‚ÄĚ and abandon the modern technology that gives us electricity, worldwide mobility, clean drinking water, and medical care; to say nothing of the creature comforts of modern life. ‚ÄúI think...
  • HuffPo Devotes Religion Page to Global Warming Cult Worship

    09/20/2014 11:20:39 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 20, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Green Jesus. That is the image that now greets visitors to the Huffington Post Religion page at the very top. If you think that the Huffington Post has an agenda it is pushing, you would be correct. A total of seven stories are devoted to the topic of global warming in general and Sunday's "People's Climate March NYC" in particular. The extent that the Huffington Post is inappropriately using religion to push a worldwide political program of big spending programs on a problem that doesn't exist can be seen in the "religion" articles used to hype this agenda. The desperation...
  • Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York

    09/20/2014 6:58:58 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 58 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 9/20/14 | BY NANCY DILLON
    Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York A-list actors, including DiCaprio, Lilly and Mark Ruffalo, are set to walk in the massive Peopleís Climate March this Sunday in Manhattan, which is expected to be the largest march for climate action in history. Lilly told the Daily News she was marching for 'my child, my family, and for everyone who has the great privilege of living on this beautiful planet of ours.' The stars are coming out in a bid to save the planet. A-list actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo,...
  • Kerry: Scripture commands USA to protect Muslim countries against global warming

    09/03/2014 1:07:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 3, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Remember a few years back when some company was found to have put Biblical quotes on gunstocks it sold to the U.S. military ó even just a few months ago the Islamic supremacist apologist Mubin Shaikh used that in a debate with me on Michael Medvedís radio show to claim that the misadventure in Iraq was a ďCrusade.Ē Will Leftists and Islamic supremacists start charging that Kerryís campaign against ďglobal warmingĒ is likewise a Crusade?
  • Is God Green? Some Religious Leaders Claim He's Against Burning Coal

    08/01/2014 5:54:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/01/2014 | Ian Tuttle
    When, in 2012, EPA official Al Almendariz likened his enforcement strategy for federal drilling policies to Romans¬í peacekeeping tactics in the Mediterranean ¬ó ¬ďCrucify them,¬Ē he quipped ¬ó he was only exhibiting what many already knew: that the Environmental Protection Agency performs its work with an almost religious zeal. But the agency¬ís latest effort ¬ó a massive clampdown on the nation¬ís coal industry ¬ó is receiving actual religious imprimatur. This week 28 religious leaders, representing not only a number of Christian denominations (Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Quaker, Baptist, and more) but other faiths (Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and BahńĀ ĺńę), testified in...
  • Obama fraudulently declares meadow jumping mouse ďendangeredĒ in order to hurt ranchers

    07/05/2014 5:10:06 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 5, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama fraudulently declares meadow jumping mouse ‚Äúendangered‚ÄĚ in order to hurt¬†ranchers On May 24, 2014, Wikipedia‚Äôs article on the meadow jumping mouse stated:The meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius) is the most widely distributed mouse in the subfamily Zapodinae. It may be found from the Atlantic coast, to the Great Plains, as far north as the arctic tree lines in Canada and Alaska, and as far south as Georgia, Alabama, Arizona, and New Mexico.The meadow jumping mouse is currently not in any kind of danger. According to the IUCN Red list, it is widely spread, common,...
  • EPA chiefs who served under Republicans press for climate action

    06/18/2014 10:19:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Four former Environmental Protection Agency administrators who served under Republican presidents on Wednesday said climate change should not be a partisan issue. The former EPA chiefs told reporters that Republican lawmakers who believe the climate is changing should speak out because voters will be on their side. "This should not be a partisan issue," said William Ruckelshaus, the nation's first EPA administrator under President Richard Nixon and again under President Ronald Reagan. "And public demand for doing something may be able to break it apart." The problem, the four former EPA administrators said, is looking at climate change through a...
  • Green billionaire prepares to attack 'anti-science' Republicans

    05/22/2014 10:32:38 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 05-22-2014 | Peter Hamby
    An environmental advocacy group backed by hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer is set to unleash a seven-state, $100 million offensive against Republican "science deniers" this year, a no-holds-barred campaign-style push from the green billionaire that could help decide which party controls the Senate and key statehouses come November. The Steyer-backed outside group, NextGen Climate, has billed itself as a progressive, pro-environment counterbalance to the wealthy oil and gas industry -- as well as the primary foil to the pro-business Koch brothers and their well-funded conservative donor network. The outfit, launched last year by the San Francisco billionaire, has already pledged...
  • Barbara Boxer to lead big climate rally at Capitol

    05/21/2014 3:22:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 21, 2014 | By Carolyn Lochhead
    More than 40 members of Congress will hold a climate rally at the Capitol Wednesday afternoon, part of a drum roll to the Obama administrationís impending rule to tighten emissions on existing coal-fired power plants, a major source of carbon pollution. The rally is drawing an unusual number of Democrats who are following Obamaís lead on climate change, despite serious election-year hazards that could cost the party control of the Senate. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco will lead the rallyís House contingent, which will also include Bay Area Democrats Barbara Lee of Oakland, Jackie Speier of San Mateo...
  • Aussies To Slash 90% Of Global Warming Funding From Budget

    05/19/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 19 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Australiaís conservative coalition is set to cut more than 90 percent of the funding related to global warming from their budget, from $5.75 billion this year to $500 million, over the next four years. Environmentalists and leftist politicians in the country protested the move by conservative Liberal Party Prime Minister Tony Abbottís governing coalition to slash funding for climate programs, arguing such funding for green energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions were necessary to stop global warming. But Abbottís government shot back, saying that the country needed to reduce the size of government and improve the economy. ďThe coalition government...
  • EPA Concedes: We Canít Produce All the Data Justifying Clean Air Rules

    04/13/2014 6:58:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 4/11/2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Seven months after being subpoenaed by Congress, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy conceded that her agency does not have - and cannot produce - all of the scientific data used for decades to justify numerous rules and regulations under the Clean Air Act.
  • Death by solar farms: 71 species of birds killed, Ďentire food chainsí disrupted

    04/11/2014 2:26:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/11/14 | Douglas Ernst
    A new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finds that solar facilities in California are acting like ďmega trapsĒ that kill and injure birds. As a result, ďentire food chainsĒ are being disrupted. USFWSís National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory studied three solar farms in Southern California: Desert Sunlight, Genesis Solar and Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS). Two-hundred and thirty-three different birds from 71 species were found over the course of a two-year study. The three main causes of death were: 1. Solar flux: Exposure to temperatures over 800 degrees F. 2. Impact (or blunt force) trauma:...
  • White House looks to regulate cow flatulence as part of climate agenda

    03/28/2014 6:45:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 28,2014 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    As part of its plan to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama administration is targeting the dairy industry to reduce methane emissions in their operations. This comes despite falling methane emission levels across the economy since 1990. The White House has proposed cutting methane emissions from the dairy industry by 25 percent by 2020. Although U.S. agriculture only accounts for about 9 percent of the countryís greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, it makes up a sizeableportion of methane emissions ó which is a very potent greenhouse gas. Some of these methane emissions come from cow...
  • Noah epic awash in flood of controversy for green agenda and taking liberties with Bible

    It is truly a Hollywood epic of biblical proportions, the original disaster story of the man chosen by God to undertake the greatest rescue in history before an apocalyptic flood engulfs the world. But even before it opens in America this week and Britain on April 4, Noah, a $130 million blockbuster with Russell Crowe in the lead role, is already awash in a turbulent sea of controversy. The film, packed with special effects based around a massive replica arc built in Long Island near New York, also stars Sir Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah and Emma Watson, the Harry Potter...
  • Climate Change "Denialists" Should Be Imprisoned

    03/17/2014 3:23:33 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 62 replies
    TheConversation.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Lawrence Torcello
    Is misinformation about the climate criminally negligent? Lawrence Torcello, PHILOSPHY professor thinks so. "The importance of clearly communicating science to the public should not be underestimated. Accurately understanding our natural environment and sharing that information can be a matter of life or death. When it comes to global warming, much of the public remains in denial about a set of facts that the majority of scientists clearly agree on. With such high stakes, an organised campaign funding misinformation ought to be considered criminally negligent.
  • Professor Wants Climate Change ďDeniersĒ Thrown in Jail

    03/16/2014 9:49:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    An assistant philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology has proposed a bold plan to settle the debate on Global Warming. Lawrence Torcello wrote an essay suggesting that scientists who fail to fall in line with global warming alarmists should be charged with criminal negligence, and possibly even be thrown in jail. Nothing screams academic freedom like a little intellectual Fascism. Right? When it comes to global warming, much of the public remains in denial about a set of facts that the majority of scientists clearly agree on. Well, Larry (can we call him Larry?), it might surprise you Ė...
  • Kerry urges US envoys to make climate change a priority

    03/08/2014 5:05:56 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 08 MARCH 2014 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on American ambassadors around the world to make the fight against climate change a top priority ahead of new UN talks next year. In his first department-wide policy guidance statement since taking office a year ago, he told his 70,000 staff: "The environment has been one of the central causes of my life." "Protecting our environment and meeting the challenge of global climate change is a critical mission for me as our country's top diplomat," Kerry said in the letter issued on Friday to all 275 US embassies and...
  • Abortionist-Population Controller Dies Who Wanted to Sterilize Everyone She Could

    02/26/2014 10:20:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | Carole Novielli
    Former Florida Abortion Clinic owner, Joyce Tarnow died February 21, 2014 at the age of 74 years old, after a two year battle with cancer. Joyce Tarnow moved from Chicago to Miami Dade County in 1962, to Broward County in 1974 and to Dixie County in 2007. Tarnow organized the Miami Chapter of Zero Population Growth in 1970 following Earth Day at U.M. where she picked up a copy of Paul Ehrlichís book,ĒThe Population Bomb.Ē joycetarnowTarnow served on the national board of Zero Population Growth 1972-1974 as she described, ďout of all my environmental interests.ď Tarnow ran an abortion clinic...
  • Billionaire Steyer Puts Money Toward Climate, Energy Issues

    02/25/2014 5:38:21 PM PST · by La Lydia · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | February 24, 2014 | David Greene
    DAVID GREENE, HOST: Ö wealthy donors like Tom Steyer are putting a pistol to someone's head, forcing their pet issues on candidates. Steyer himself sees things very differently. He quit his hedge fund with $1.5 billion and now in his view he's fighting as hard as he can with money and passion to do something very noble - save the planet. .. With plans to pour $100 million into key elections this year, Steyer joins this elite group of wealthy individuals trying to influence politicians and voters. Steyer says he doesn't agree with the growing influence of money in politics...
  • Heating up: Climate change advocates try to silence Krauthammer

    02/24/2014 8:02:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    Charles Krauthammer says it right up front in his Washington Post column: ďIím not a global warming believer. Iím not a global warming denier.Ē He does, however, challenge the notion that the science on climate change is settled and says those who insist otherwise are engaged in ďa crude attempt to silence critics and delegitimize debate.Ē How ironic, then, that some environmental activists launched a petition urging the Post not to publish Krauthammerís column on Friday. Their response to opinions they disagree with is to suppress the speech. Brad Johnson (@ClimateBrad), the editor of HillHeat.com and a former Think Progress...
  • Obamaís War on America: Killing Coal to Kill U.S. Electrical Power

    02/20/2014 6:41:22 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/20/2014 | Alan Caruba
    If the White House and the EPA is permitted to implement the MATS regulation the economy will dramatically decline. Life in America will resemble that of third world nations. It is entirely based on lies
  • Environmentalists Do Billionaires' Bidding in Fight Against Keystone Pipeline

    02/05/2014 8:38:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/05/2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- An environmentalist lies down alongside his fellow organic cucumber aficionados to block the construction of an oil pipeline and wakes up a member of a proxy army serving the billionaires who are fighting against America's economic and national security interests to line their own pockets. How did that happen? This phenomenon is on display in the battle against the Keystone XL pipeline project, the cornerstone of Canada-U.S. energy independence, set to run from Alberta, Canada, into Nebraska, then ultimately to the Gulf Coast of Texas where it can be exported. None of this pleases environmental activists, whose actions...
  • UN Chief: Communism Is the Environmentís Only Hope

    01/20/2014 10:35:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    WellÖ On the bright side: The UN Climate Chief has finally decided to adopt a certain modicum of honesty in her crusade to rid the world of pollution. As suspected by capitalists, free market advocates, and anyone who read into the redistributive agenda of the UN Climate Scientists, Christiana Figueres has suggested that only communism is capable of successfully fighting global warming and ďclimate changeĒ. Of course itís a strange statement, given the Soviet Unionís abysmal record on environmental issues, and red Chinaís horrific display of environmental abuse. Figueres even went so far as to suggest that communist China is...
  • Common Core Reading Comprehension Assignment Pushes Global Warming

    01/19/2014 6:51:30 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/19/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A Common Core-aligned elementary school homework assignment in a Jefferson County, Colorado school district tells children that by 2512, Kansas will be an oceanfront state, that the ďSmokeyĒ Mountains [sic] will become the ďSmokeyĒ Islands [sic], and that a sharp decline in the human population will take place, all due to man-made global warming.
  • Emails Show Extensive Collaboration Between EPA, Environmentalist Orgs

    01/16/2014 1:14:28 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2014 | By Lachlan Markay
    Internal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emails show extensive collaboration between top agency officials and leading environmentalist groups, including overt efforts to coordinate messaging and pressure the fossil fuel industry. The emails, obtained by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (EELI) through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, could fuel an ongoing controversy over EPA policies that critics say are biased against traditional sources of energy. Emails show EPA used official events to help environmentalist groups gather signatures for petitions on agency rulemaking, incorporated advance copies of letters drafted by those groups into official statements, and worked with environmentalists to publicly...
  • New FOIA emails show EPA in cahoots with enviro groups, giving them special access

    01/16/2014 9:42:44 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    WattsUpWithThat.com ^ | 1/15/2014 | Anthony Watts
    From The Washington Free Beacon, Lachlan Markay. Press release follows. Internal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emails show extensive collaboration between top agency officials and leading environmentalist groups, including overt efforts to coordinate messaging and pressure the fossil fuel industry.
  • BBC's six-year cover-up of secret 'green propaganda' training for top executives

    01/12/2014 7:01:34 AM PST · by centurion316 · 7 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 11, 2014 | David Rose
    The BBC has spent tens of thousands of pounds over six years trying to keep secret an extraordinary Ďecoí conference which has shaped its coverage of global warming, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The controversial seminar was run by a body set up by the BBCís own environment analyst Roger Harrabin and funded via a £67,000 grant from the then Labour government, which hoped to see its Ďlineí on climate change and other Third World issues promoted in BBC reporting. At the event, in 2006, green activists and scientists Ė one of whom believes climate change is a bigger...
  • Radio Disney's pro-fracking elementary school tour sparks outrage

    01/09/2014 11:16:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | January 8, 2014 | Peter Moskowitz
    An educational program funded by Ohioís oil and gas industry and sponsored by Radio Disney has environmental activists ó and some parents ó up in arms over what they say is a hijacking of public education by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) interests, in a state sitting on billions of dollarsí worth of gas-rich shale. The program, called Rocking in Ohio, went on a 26-stop tour of elementary schools and science centers across the state last month. It involves interactive demonstrations of how oil and gas pipelines work, and is led by three staffers from Radio Disneyís Cleveland branch. It is entirely...
  • Inside the Beltway: Polar vortex fits leftist agenda

    01/07/2014 6:41:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 6, 2013 | Jennifer Harper
    Inside the Beltway: Polar vortex fits leftist agenda By Jennifer Harper The Washington Times Monday, January 6, 2014 The word of the day is ďpolar vortex,Ē which has inspired several thousand press accounts obsessing over the frigid weather pattern now freezing much of the nation ó along with a call of fraud. ďRight on schedule, the media have to come up with a way to make it sound like this is completely unprecedented, because theyíve got to find a way to attach this to the global warming agenda. And they have. Itís called the polar vortex. The dreaded polar vortex,Ē...
  • The light bulb ban provides a useful window into the mindset of liberals:

    01/03/2014 6:49:32 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    No Pasaran ^ | 01/01/2014 | No Pasaran
    Regardless of party affiliations, true conservatives have made the old fashioned light bulbóan unassuming household itemóinto a symbol for something much larger. But what, exactly? At the risk of sounding melodramatic, it has become symbolic of the fight between liberty and tyranny. The light bulb ban provides a useful window into the mindset of liberals. Hereís how they see the issue: energy-saving bulbs are better, therefore the others should be illegal. The pattern repeats itself in nearly every other realm: they determine the best policy, then impose it in a top down manner with no regard for states, localities, or...
  • 5 million Scottish trees felled for wind farms

    01/02/2014 12:03:58 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 2nd January 2014 | ILONA AMOS
    ONLY a fraction of Scottish forests felled to make way for wind farms have been replanted, figures show, sparking calls for a ban on new developments. Forestry Commission statistics reveal that about five million trees Ė almost one for every person in Scotland Ė have been cut down to clear space for turbines in the past six years but less than a third of them have been replaced. Of the 2,510 hectares stripped of woodland to make way for turbines since 2007, just 792 hectares were reforested after construction was completed. The Scottish Conservatives, who obtained the figures through a...
  • 'Stuck in our own experiment': Leader of trapped team insists polar ice is melting

    12/31/2013 10:06:57 AM PST · by chessplayer · 92 replies
    Foxnews ^ | December 30, 2013
    Turney later told FoxNews.com the ice surrounding his ship is old, rather than recently formed, and likely from a particular 75 mile-long iceberg that broke apart three years ago. Climate change may have prompted the iceberg to shatter and float into the previously open sea where the mostly Australian team finds itself stranded, Turney said.
  • U.K Guardian Reporter Aboard Icebound Antarctic Ship Goes Stir Crazy

    12/31/2013 7:51:12 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 84 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 31, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    The helicopter rescue crew is coming to take me away, ha-haaa! They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa! To the funny farm. Where I can find banana peanut butter milkshakes sprinkled with delicious carbon credits. We thought it was a joke and so we laughed, we laughed when I had said that proving global warming had trapped us in ice and that I'm going MAD!!! And U.K. Guardian reporter Laurence Topham has proclaimed himself going mad (along with his craving for banana peanut butter milkshakes) in this rather morose video diary in which he discovers that that the...
  • Incandescent light bulb ban starts Jan. 1, 2014

    12/30/2013 10:49:05 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 71 replies
    CBC News ^ | 12/18/2013 | The Canadian Press
    No rules yet for recycling mercury-containing alternatives A federal ban on inefficient light bulbs goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014, almost seven years after it was announced with fanfare by a then-rookie Conservative government. But the tough regulations are being watered down, and there are no federal rules yet on recycling a class of bulbs that meet the new standard but contain toxic mercury.
  • Coal Miners and Mountaintop Strip Mining

    09/28/2013 11:16:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 9/28/2013 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The Earth Justice website paints a bleak picture of strip mining which has ďdevastated Appalachia,Ē claiming that ďin the past few decades, over 2,000 miles of streams and headwaters that provide drinking water to millions of Americans have been permanently buried and destroyed. An area the size of Delaware has been flattened. Local coal communities routinely face devastating floods and adverse health effects.Ē If so many miles of streams that provide drinking water to millions had been buried, how do these millions get their drinking water? I also wonder if the cancer rate and lung-related illnesses are higher in these...
  • Lib Dems: Ban petrol and diesel cars from UK roads by 2040

    08/06/2013 1:26:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:58AM BST 06 Aug 2013 | Peter Dominiczak
    Nick Cleggís party has unveiled proposals to only allow ultra-low carbon vehicles on UK roads by 2040. The controversial measures would mean millions of petrol and diesel cars being forbidden. Only electric vehicles and ultra-efficient hybrid cars would be allowed on UK roads under the Lib Dem plans. However, petrol and diesel vehicles would still be allowed for freight purposes. Ö The Lib Dems also want to introduce a system of road pricing in congested areas. Ö As part of the partyís plans to create a ďzero-carbonĒ Britain, the Lib Dems could also embrace nuclear power and shale gas exploration....
  • Notes from a Ďmoleí in Al Goreís Climate Leadership Training

    08/03/2013 9:15:43 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    WUWT? ^ | 8/2/2013 | Anthony Watts
    A person who is actually a climate skeptic (and WUWT regular) applied for and was granted a training slot in Chicago this week. http://climaterealityproject.org/leadership-corps/ and has graduated as one of the 1500 people that attended the event. For obvious reasons, I canít reveal the personís name, but I can reveal the communication I received last night. The Ďmoleí writes:
  • Sowell: Wimps Versus Barbarians

    05/20/2013 10:34:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 21, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    An all too familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4th to discuss demands by student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments in companies that dealt in fossil fuels. As a speaker was beginning a presentation to show how many millions of dollars such a disinvestment would cost the college, student activists invaded the meeting, seized the microphone and shouted down a student who rose in the audience to object. Although there were professors and administrators in the room ó including the college president ó apparently nobody had...