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  • Amazon employees push for company to 'be a climate leader' to combat global warming

    04/11/2019 9:44:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 10, 2019 | by Jason Abbruzzese
    More than 3,500 Amazon employees have signed a letter urging the e-commerce giant to take action on climate change, adding to growing activism by technology workers directed at their companies. The letter, published Wednesday on the blogging platform Medium, calls for Amazon to publicly detail how it plans to handle disruption brought on by climate change and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. "Amazon has the resources and scale to spark the world’s imagination and redefine what is possible and necessary to address the climate crisis. We believe this is a historic opportunity for Amazon to stand with employees and...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: Republicans made 'total fools of themselves' attacking the Green New Deal

    03/29/2019 4:13:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 90 replies
    NBCNews ^ | March 29, 2019 | Dartunorro Clark
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., gave a vigorous defense of her signature Green New Deal initiative on Friday, rejecting Republican criticism that it's socialist. The freshman Democrat said she expected the pushback from the GOP to her plan, which calls for a complete transition to renewable energy by 2030. "But I didn't expect them to make total fools of themselves," she told MSNBC's Chris Hayes during an "All In" town hall at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in the Bronx. "I expected a little more nuance, and I expected a little more 'concern trolling,'" meaning disingenuously expressing concern.
  • 'Environmental Crusader' Arnold Schwarzenegger Warns: 'Fossil Fuels Will Kill Us'(T)

    03/27/2019 12:05:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 3/26/2019 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Full Header: 'Environmental Crusader' Arnold Schwarzenegger Warns: 'Fossil Fuels Will Kill Us'—after Arriving in a Suburban SUV Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) warned young people that “fossil fuels will kill us” if the U.S. doesn’t switch to renewable energy. The Terminator actor said millions of people die each year because of pollution. “So, therefore, it’s very important for you to get involved to fight and to get rid of fossil fuels because fossil fuels will kill us and fossil fuels will create global climate change. Now I’ve studied this issue very well. It’s another issue I didn’t know much about...
  • Ed Markey calls Mike Lee’s prop-filled Green New Deal speech ‘shameful’

    03/26/2019 3:55:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies ^ | 3-26-2019 | Nik Decosta-Kilpa
    Sen. Mike Lee didn’t quite bring a snowball onto the Senate floor. But the Utah Republican’s prop-filled speech Tuesday mocking the proposed Green New Deal resolution on addressing climate change elicited similar incredulous reactions from Democrats. Lee’s speech — in which the conservative Mormon argued, seemingly genuinely, that the “real solution to climate change” was to have more children — included a dramatic portrait of former President Ronald Reagan firing a machine gun while on the back of a velociraptor, photos of Star Wars characters and Aquaman, and frames from the sci-fi disaster movie “Sharknado.”
  • McConnell Forcing Vote on Green New Deal

    03/26/2019 8:24:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 3/26/2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will bring the Green New Deal up for a vote on Tuesday, forcing Democrats to take a stand on the radical resolution. “I could not be more glad that the American people will have the opportunity to learn precisely where each one of their senators stand on the “Green New Deal”: a radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy,” he tweeted Monday.
  • Senate GOP expected to force vote on Green New Deal in March

    03/17/2019 9:13:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/13/19 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Republicans will bring the Green New Deal resolution to the floor as they try to jam Democrats on the progressive proposal. **SNIP** McConnell blasted the progressive proposal from the Senate floor earlier Wednesday, calling it an example of "garden-variety 20th-century socialism." "Our Democratic colleagues have taken all the debunked philosophies of the last hundred years, rolled them into one giant package, and thrown a little green paint on them to make them look new. But there’s nothing remotely new about a proposal to centralize control over the economy and raise taxes on the American people to pay for it,"...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accidentally exposes the left’s big lie

    02/15/2019 6:42:07 AM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2019 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s now infamous talking points on the Green New Deal are the most unintentionally honest explanation of the neo-socialism now gripping the Democratic Party. Too honest, apparently. After her office sent the “FAQ” to NPR, The Post and other news organizations, and posted a similar version on her congressional website, they were met with withering criticism — prompting Ocasio-Cortez to furiously backtrack, seeking to disown and discredit documents her office had produced, posted and distributed. Sorry, you don’t get to do that. Ocasio-Cortez told us what is really behind her Green New Deal. Now she, and the Democrats...
  • Labor unions fear Democrats’ Green New Deal poses job threat

    02/12/2019 8:57:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 12, 2019 | by Valerie Volcovici
    Labor unions say they are withholding support for a Green New Deal unveiled by Democrats last week to transition the American economy away from fossil fuels, arguing the loosely-defined plan could kill jobs if its architects aren’t careful. The cool response from unions underscores the challenge facing Democratic presidential hopefuls who support aggressive action on climate change but must also win back the blue-collar voters that swept President Donald Trump to victory in 2016. Democratic presidential hopeful Senators Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren have already thrown their support behind it. The resolution’s backers say the plan...
  • Trump- I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal

    02/09/2019 4:08:07 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2-9-2019 | Donald Trump
    I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called “Carbon Footprint” to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military - even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!
  • If there's global warming, why is it so cold?

    01/30/2019 8:22:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | January 30, 2019 | Matt Enright
    It's a question that pops up whenever it's really cold: If there's global warming, why is it so cold? According to meteorologist Ray Wolfe, with National Weather Service Quad-Cities, it's not that simple. "I think a good way to think about it is climate is your personality, and weather is your mood," Wolfe said. "Your personality is who you are over the long-term, and your mood can vary day-to-day for any number of factors that influence it." In other words, climate change is a long-term trend. "Clearly in our part of the world, as well as globally, the temperature has...
  • 'Feel the fear': Climate change is now the talk of Davos

    01/25/2019 12:06:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | January 25, 2019 | by Ivana Kottasová
    Has business finally woken up to the enormous challenges posed by climate change? This year's World Economic Forum provides some hope. Climate was a major theme in Davos, where panel discussions on everything from global warming to ocean sustainability and biodiversity drew large crowds. Talk is well and good, but there was widespread recognition in Davos that real change won't happen without action. For experts here, that means corporate and government policy reforms. Many speakers acknowledged progress won't be made until the economics change. "There are still fossil fuel subsidies from G7 countries - that's ridiculous," said Rachel Kyte, special...
  • 'Settled Science' Is Going the Way of BuzzFeed (Good Stuff)

    01/25/2019 3:14:38 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Brian Joondeph
    Barack Obama in 2014 told Congress, "The debate is settled, climate change is a fact." Someone with a bit more science knowledge than the community organizer from Chicago, physician and author Michael Crichton, said this about settled science: "There is no such thing as consensus science. If it's consensus, it isn't science. If it's science, it isn't consensus. Period." The latest bit of unsettled science is something few of us are thinking about in the midst of global warming-induced winter storms and piles of snow – namely, sunscreen. A recent article in Outside magazine sums it up: "Current guidelines for...
  • Ocasio-Cortez slams Dems for deeming climate goals 'too controversial'

    01/01/2019 6:39:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/18 | MIRANDA GREEN, OWEN DAUGHERTY
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ripping her fellow Democrats for failing to take up her proposed special climate change committee called the Green New Deal because it was deemed "too controversial." Ocasio-Cortez in a Twitter thread Monday blamed House leadership for rejecting the idea behind the Green New Deal, which aimed to create a plan to get the country on a 100 percent renewable energy electric grid. "A few weeks ago, I joined youth activists in a specific demand for a Green New Deal Committee. It had 3 simple elements: 1. No fossil fuel money on climate cmte 2. Offer solutions...
  • Amazon feels heat from employees on climate change and disclosing its efforts

    12/18/2018 6:31:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 17, 2018 | By Benjamin Romano
    Storm-driven data-center outages, production disrupted by flooding, forest-fire smoke choking workers at the corporate headquarters — already in 2018, Amazon has experienced at least a half dozen notable disruptions to its operations connected to climate change, according to a group of employees urging the company to be more transparent with its response to the global threat. About 16 Amazon employees, who are also company shareholders thanks to stock-based compensation, have filed a shareholder resolution asking the company’s board of directors to publicly report on how the Seattle-based commerce giant “is planning for disruptions posed by climate change, and how Amazon...

    11/27/2018 3:07:03 AM PST · by dennisw · 90 replies
    powerlineblog ^ | NOVEMBER 26, 2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    In Wisconsin, a wind turbine farm is being decommissioned and disassembled after only 20 years of operation. It turns out that this is typical. My colleague Isaac Orr explains at Center of the American Experiment’s web site: What’s really surprising about these wind turbines being decommissioned after 20 years is the fact that people were surprised by it. You’d be astonished at how many people I talk to have no idea that wind turbines only last for 20 years, maybe 25. In fact, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory says the useful life of a wind turbine is only 20 years....
  • How Misguided Environmentalism Is To Blame For California’s Wildfires

    11/19/2018 10:51:00 AM PST · by detective · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 16, 2018 | Krystina Skurk
    I grew up in California’s Ventura County and have family in both southern and northern California. Right now, the most deadly fire in California’s history is racing across northern California. The Camp Fire has already killed at least 56 people, burned down 7,700 homes, and destroyed the entire town of Paradise. A brush fire is also wreaking havoc on southern California. The Woolsey Fire has destroyed 98,362 acres, killed two people, and damaged several Hollywood landmarks such as the set of “MASH” and the Reagan Ranch. Article after article blames two things for California’s frequent fires: global warming and human...
  • Jerry Brown Blames Climate Change for California Wildfires

    11/12/2018 9:41:47 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12,2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    California Gov. Jerry Brown blamed climate change Sunday for the California wildfires, despite a complete lack of evidence — a day after President Donald Trump was widely criticized for blaming poor forest management. According to the Associated Press, Brown, described as an “evangelist” for climate change, also blamed climate change deniers for the deadly fires, saying they were responsible for the deaths of California residents. “Managing all the forests in everywhere we can does not stop climate change,” he said. “And those who deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedies that we’re now witnessing, and will continue to witness...
  • Why Trump is Right on California Wildfires

    11/12/2018 5:39:44 AM PST · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 12, 2018 | Matthew Vadum
    How “green policies” are burning the Golden State to a crisp. As huge wildfires continued to devour forests, homes, and businesses across California over the weekend, President Trump lashed out at the destructive, deadly policies long pushed by environmentalists that set the stage for the Golden State’s now-routine fiery catastrophes. “There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor,” President Trump tweeted Nov. 10 at 3:08 a.m. “Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy...
  • A New Target in the Fight Against Plastic: Paper Cups

    10/29/2018 7:47:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 29, 2018 | Saabira Chaudhuri
    The growing backlash against plastic waste has a new target: paper coffee cups. Paper cups sourced from sustainable forests have for years been hailed as a more environmentally friendly option than plastic foam, with Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. and McDonald’s Corp. recently pledging to switch to paper. But paper cups are attracting new scrutiny, because they contain a tightly bonded plastic lining that needs to be separated before the paper can be recycled. The process requires specialist facilities, meaning most cups, even if put in the recycling bin, end up as trash. The issue is gaining attention as consumer awareness...
  • No, You Cannot Debate Global Warming

    10/14/2018 7:26:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies ^ | October 14, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    There are multiple subjects that currently divide us.  If you choose to challenge the conventional wisdom on one of these topics, in any regard, that the Earth is warming (now referred to as “Climate Change”) you are accused of being a heretic.  Some of us believe there is no such thing as “settled science” thus we are always open to arguments from both sides as to what has occurred in the evolving knowledge.  Recently, I was presented with a completely different argument.Anytime I have written on this I have always referred to climatologists as my source of information.  These are...