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  • New York Lawyer Burns Himself To Death In Protest (against Fossil Fuels)

    04/15/2018 12:21:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | Chantal De Silva
    A prominent New York lawyer has died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park to protest against the use of fossil fuels. David Buckel, 60, had been well-known for his work on behalf of the LGBT community, as well as with environmental groups. A suicide note near the lawyer's remains said he had immolated himself using fossil fuel to symbolize the damage humans are doing to the Earth. Buckel had also reportedly sent the note to multiple news outlets, including The New York Times, warning that people were dying early deaths as a result of breathing in bad...
  • Top LGBT rights lawyer sets himself on fire at Brooklyn park in protest suicide

    04/15/2018 5:31:51 AM PDT · by Hadean · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/14/2018 | John Bowden
    A prominent LGBTQ rights lawyer died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday. David Buckel, 60, killed himself after sending messages to multiple news outlets including The New York Times claiming his intentions to set himself on fire to protest the world's usage of fossil fuels at the expense of the environment. "Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather," Buckel wrote the Times in an email. "Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result - my early death...
  • 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...
  • Four Reasons Snowy Springs Don’t Disprove Global Warming

    04/06/2018 6:44:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 6, 2018 | by JAY MICHAELSON
    It’s going to be very cold this weekend in the Northeast. That doesn’t mean the climate isn’t changing. A record-cold “Arctic Blast” is set to hit the East Coast this weekend. And undoubtedly, some people will point to it and say that it proves global warming isn’t for real. That’s totally false: categorically, definitely, unequivocally, scientifically false. And yet it’s made over and over and over again by climate denialists and their paid-for politicians in Washington. Here, then, is the definitive list of four reasons that cold winters do not disprove global warming. 1. Climate Is Personality, Weather Is a...
  • Evangelical Christian: Climate Change Is ‘The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis of Our Times’

    03/10/2018 9:52:43 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/10/2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    Hailed as “a climate change evangelist,” Katharine Hayhoe believes that her Christian faith obliges her to preach the word about climate change, especially to climate skeptics. An atmospheric scientist and evangelical Christian, Hayhoe is a firm believer in manmade climate change and recently addressed a UN-sponsored climate change conference in Edmonton, Alberta, on the woes that await the human race if global warming is not curbed. Hayhoe teaches political science at Texas Tech University and is also the CEO of the consulting firm ATMOS Research and Consulting, which specializes in preparing organizations of all sorts to face the impact of...
  • 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 ‘Unsolicited’ 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 California’s lower house, brought forth Assembly Bill 1884, citing environmental protection as a reason to discourage the use of “single use straws,” typically distributed with soft drinks, smoothies, and coffee, which are then disposed of after being used. “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 stated in a media release. “AB 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 Pruitt’s 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’s regulatory power in what he billed as a “Back to Basics” agenda focusing on cleaning up toxic waste and providing safe drinking water ― 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 ‘ climate change’ 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 world’s sea turtle populations female, possibly leading to their extinction. The study authors, from NOAA’s Marine Mammal and Turtle division in La Jolla, California, analyzed sea turtle populations on beaches at the northern and southern ends of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
  • ‘Scientific American’: Climate Change May Have Helped Spark Iran’s 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 “Climate Change May Have Helped Spark Iran’s Protests” suggests climate – not Iran’s active export of terrorism and neglect of its civilian population – is responsible for the second consecutive week of protests in the Islamic Republic. “The impacts of climate change are among the environmental challenges facing Iran that helped spark protests in dozens of cities across the Islamic republic,” 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 Iran’s 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 Reagan’s 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. “We’re proud...
  • Yale Professor Says Trump Could Cause ‘Extinction of the Human Species’

    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 “extinction of the human species” because of his mental instability. Lee, who has briefed members of congress on the president’s psychological state, insisted that her extreme prediction was “not hyperbole” but “reality.” Dr. Lee said told Newsweek that the situation is so grave that “a public health emergency” should be declared that would need to be “responded to as quickly as possible.” “As 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 ‘Bitter Cold’ 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 couldn’t get any worse, here’s Al Gore to twist the knife. It’s bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains that’s exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis. https://t.co/6UfJ9Xxpq6 — 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, isn’t a sign that his global warming theory is a busted flush. It’s a sign that he’s even more right than ever...
  • Al Gore: ‘Bitter cold’ is ‘exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis’

    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. “It’s bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains that’s exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis,” Gore wrote on January 4 on Twitter. *snip* Gore’s 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
    Let’s start with the universe and work our way in. Who cares? Not them because as far as we know they aren’t 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 don’t count on any aliens out there caring what happens to humanity. They won’t. As for it - Earth - the planet itself can’t, of course, care, no matter what we do to it. And I’m sure it won’t 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 Earth’s 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, today’s 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 California’s ambitious goals on climate change. But the state’s 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...