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  • It’s Time To ‘Primary’ Joe Manchin And Heidi Heitkamp And For Democrats To Have Guts

    02/19/2017 2:02:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 18, 2017 | Richard Greene, Author of "Words That Shook The World"
    My Democratic Party believes there is man-made climate change. My Democratic Party believes in science. My Democratic Party believes in protecting the environment. On February 17, 2017 two Democratic United States Senators voted for a man who is a climate denier, a science denier and a destroyer of the environment to head The Environmental Protection Agency. For that alone, Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp must be “primaried” in 2018 and we should start finding qualified, principled, Progressive candidates in their states today who can take them on and represent true Democratic values in Congress. I don’t care that West Virginia...
  • Take Back Al Gore's Nobel And Give It To The Fracking Industry

    02/19/2017 7:29:37 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    investors.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Editors
    Climate Change: U.S. output of so-called greenhouse gases continues to decline, a new report shows. Even so, global warming activists are likely to be disappointed. The drop has nothing to do with their pet cause, alternative energy. That's right. The Environmental Protection Agency's yearly greenhouse gas emissions report noted that after rising slightly in 2013 and 2014, greenhouse gas output fell in 2015 — the most recent full year for which data are available. OK, but maybe it was a one-year fluke? Hardly. First off, the drop was significant in size — 2.2% on an annual basis, far too big...
  • The Oroville Dam and Global Warming (Saturbray)

    02/18/2017 6:02:20 AM PST · by bray · 15 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 2/18/17 | bray
    Psalm 69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. If Global Warming was anything other than a religion the storms on the West Coast would prove the entire theory wrong. Algore and the Warmists claimed in the late 90s that there would be no snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and California would be a desert. Not only are there record amounts of snow the entire Southwest is about to float away. Now we are seeing the real dangers of these liberal zealots who actually believed...
  • Trump’s Mar-a-Lago could be underwater for 210 days a year as seas rise

    02/18/2017 8:02:58 AM PST · by bgill · 72 replies
    Guardian US ^ | Aug. 3, 2016 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Trump currently dismisses climate change as a hoax invented by China, though he has quietly sought to shield real estate investments in Ireland from its effects. But at the Republican presidential contender’s Palm Beach estate and the other properties that bear his name in south Florida, the water is already creeping up bridges and advancing on access roads, lawns and beaches because of sea-level rise, according to a risk analysis prepared for the Guardian. In 30 years, the grounds of Mar-a-Lago could be under at least a foot of water for 210 days a year because of tidal flooding along...
  • Democrats’ Real Global Warming Fraud Revealed

    02/18/2017 4:27:30 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2017 | Dennis T. Avery
    The Democrats are devastated by their recent lost elections.  They will be even more devastated as we learn the details of their massive global warming fraud. Dr. John Bates, a former high level NOAA scientist, set off a furor by revealing that a recent NOAA paper, which claimed global warming hadn’t “paused” during the past 20 years, was fraudulent. The paper was timed to undergird Obama’s signing of the hugely expensive Paris climate agreement. This is only a tiny fraction of the climate fraud. Fortunately, high-tech research has finally sorted out the “mystery factor” in our recent climate changes—and it’s...
  • Senate votes on party lines to confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator

    02/17/2017 10:29:04 AM PST · by rb22982 · 104 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/17/2017 | Tom DiChristopher
    The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday in a mostly party line vote.
  • Scott Pruitt's Game-Changing Call for Debate on Climate Science

    02/17/2017 7:48:44 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Tom Harris
    In light of charges by a former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist that agency researchers are manipulating data to support climate alarmism, Scott Pruitt -- President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency -- is right to call for open debate on the science. At stake are trillions of dollars, countless jobs, and, if the climate scare is justified, the fate of the global environment. The public needs to have confidence that this is not just a politically convenient crusade devoid of solid scientific support. Last week, former NOAA scientist Dr. John Bates publicly announced his concerns...
  • [2012 FLASHBACK] What If Oil and Natural Gas Are Renewable Resources?

    02/17/2017 1:07:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2012 | Greg Lewis
    President Barack Obama and his green energy confederates are determined to scare the public about a declining supply of "fossil fuels." If we accept the idea that oil is produced by the conversion of organic matter -- from plants to dinosaurs -- under extreme pressure, we must also accept the idea that there is a limited supply of oil and that we've got to do everything we can to find a replacement for fossil fuels before we run out. The evidence is mounting that not only do we have more than a century's worth of recoverable oil in the United...
  • The Media Is Already Linking Oroville Dam Disaster To Global Warming

    02/16/2017 7:09:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 15, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    A number of news outlets claim the near collapse of the Oroville dam's emergency spillway in California is a glimpse of what man-made global warming could bring. "Oroville Is a Warning for California Dams, as Climate Change Adds Stress," the New York Times reported. "Broken California Dam Is a Sign of Emergencies to Come," reads an article published in Scientific American, adding that "[c]limate change is leading to more extreme rainfalls that can overwhelm infrastructure."
  • Climate Lawsuit Threatens Free Speech

    02/16/2017 2:54:18 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/14/2017 | Bill Byas
    “As a practical proposition … if I enjoy normal life expectancy, this case will consume the bulk of my remaining time on earth. In the event that I don’t, the thuggish Mann will come after my family, as has happened to my late friend Andrew Breitbart’s children.” This is how well-known political commentator Mark Steyn recently summed up his opinion about the libel suit filed against him by Penn State “climate scientist” Michael Mann, which is expected to be set for trial soon. “I did not seek this battle.… But I will not shirk the fight, and I will prevail,”...
  • California Schools Cut Meat, Cheese From Lunches To Fight Global Warming

    02/15/2017 4:05:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    Daily caller ^ | February 15, 2017 | Andrew Follett
    Oakland schools partnered with the environmental group Friends of the Earth (FOE) to fight global warming by making student lunches climate-friendly. FOE gave kids a lunch menu designed to eliminate foods it says are “unsustainable for our planet.” The new menu features far less meat and more plant-based food. Any meat or cheese the school did use came from “pastured, organic dairy cows.” The student’s lunch menu went from beef hot dogs and pepperoni pizza to vegan stir fry tofu and vegan tostadas. The new FOE-approved menu served meat and cheese-less frequently and reduced the portion sizes. “This is a...
  • A massive lake of molten carbon the size of Mexico is discovered under the US, and it could cause…

    02/15/2017 6:25:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:07 EST, 15 February 2017 | Tim Collins
    A huge well of molten carbon that would spell disaster for the planet if released has been found under the US. Scientists using the world’s largest array of seismic sensors have mapped a deep-Earth area, covering 700,000 sq miles (1.8 million sq km). This is around the size of Mexico, and researchers say it has the potential to cause untold environmental damage. The discovery could change our understanding of how much carbon the Earth contains, suggesting it is much more than we previously believed. …
  • The Clinton Foundation’s man in Cairo was also the Muslim Brotherhood’s

    09/19/2013 3:55:26 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 9/19/2013 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Washington Free Beacon reports that a senior Muslim Brotherhood official who, until fairly recently, was employed by the William J. Clinton Foundation, was arrested in Cairo on Tuesday and charged with inciting violence. The official, Gehad el-Haddad, had been serving as one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s top communications officials. In that capacity, while the Muslim Brotherhood controlled Egypt, he “push[ed] the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamist agenda in the foreign press, where he was often quoted defending the Brotherhood’s crackdown on civil liberties in Egypt,” according to the Free Beacon. El-Haddad served the Clinton Foundation in Cairo as “city director” from...
  • Fake News: Global Warming Edition

    02/13/2017 8:09:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 13, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Fake news has become part of the daily lexicon due to efforts of once respected news outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN to destroy the candidacy and now the presidency of Donald Trump. Fake news is produced with the singular goal of advancing a political agenda – the agenda of the left. Fake news has also permeated another cause near and dear to the left: climate change, formerly known as global warming. The Daily Mail reported on a high-level whistleblower at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealing fake news from the government agency....
  • DAVID ROSE: How can we trust global warming scientists if they keep twisting the truth

    02/12/2017 1:34:07 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/17 | David Rose
    They were duped – and so were we. That was the conclusion of last week’s damning revelation that world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on climate change under the sway of unverified and questionable data. A landmark scientific paper –the one that caused a sensation by claiming there has been NO slowdown in global warming since 2000 – was critically flawed. And thanks to the bravery of a whistleblower, we now know that for a fact. The response has been extraordinary, with The Mail on Sunday’s disclosures reverberating around the world. There have been nearly 150,000 Facebook ‘shares’ since last...
  • French Socialist Presidential Candidate Offers Asylum To US Climate Scientists

    02/12/2017 10:15:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | Feb. 12, 2017 | Eric Worrall
    Leading French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron has invited the entire US climate science community to relocate to France. Climate scientists wary of Trump: Please come to France, says presidental hopeful By Martin Enserink Feb. 10, 2017 , 8:15 AM The mediagenic wunderkind of French presidential politics has a message for U.S. scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs working on climate change and worrying about their future under President Donald Trump: Come to France. In a video posted to his Facebook and Twitter accounts late last night (and hashtagged #ScienceMarch), Emmanuel Macron renewed his commitment to fighting global warming and extended a warm...
  • Congress Investigates Federal Climate Study After Whistleblower Exposes Fake Science

    02/10/2017 12:01:00 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 10, 2017 | Julie Kelly
    Congress is ramping up its investigation into a key climate study, now under further scrutiny after a federal whistleblower raised more questions about it this week. The scandal some are referring to as “Climategate Two” (you can learn about the first Climategate here) is quickly escalating after Dr. John Bates, a former top scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), exposed how an ex-colleague mishandled a report on global warming right before a major international climate conference in 2015. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said during a Tuesday hearing that NOAA “has deceived the American people by...
  • GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

    02/08/2017 7:59:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 10:24 AM EST | Catherine Lucey and Julie Pace
    A group of Republican senior statesmen is pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz. In an opinion piece published Tuesday night in The Wall Street Journal, they argued “there is mounting evidence of problems with the atmosphere that are growing too compelling to ignore.” […] Carbon taxes are designed to raise the cost of fossil fuels to bring down consumption. Baker and Shultz detailed in the...
  • DELINGPOLE: Why Renewables Are Doomed and Fossil Fuels Are the Future

    02/09/2017 7:44:32 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/8/2017 | James Delingpole
    We’re on the verge of a new energy revolution. Except it’s the exact opposite of the one the “experts” at places like BP, the International Energy Agency and – ahem – the Guardian are predicting. For years we’ve been assured by politicians, energy industry specialists and green advocates that renewables such as wind and solar are getting more and more cost-competitive while dirty fossil fuels are so discredited and wrong and evil we’ll soon have to leave them in the ground. But to believe this you’d have to believe in a world where Donald Trump and Brexit hadn’t happened; where...
  • Why Are Republicans Pushing Brand New Taxes?

    02/09/2017 4:12:54 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/9/2017 | Staff
    Politics: In the month since Republicans took control of the House, Senate and White House, they've been talking a lot about taxes. Unfortunately, the talk is about adding two entirely new taxes to the code. Earlier in the year, House Republicans spent several days talking up the idea of a new 20% border tax, the folly of which we discussed in this space recently. This week, a group of old-guard Republicans and business leaders — including Reagan administration officials, former Wal-Mart chairman Rob Walton, and venture capitalist Thomas Stephenson — were in the White House pitching a new carbon tax...
  • Federal scientist cooked climate change books ahead of Obama presentation, whistle blower charges

    02/07/2017 5:05:35 PM PST · by navysealdad · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-7-2017
    A key Obama administration scientist brushed aside inconvenient data that showed a slowdown in global warming in compiling an alarming 2015 report that coincided with the White House participation in the Paris Climate Conference, a whistle blower is alleging.
  • Trump Agrees With Princeton Physicist That Global Warming Is A ‘Cult Movement’(RuhRoh!)

    02/07/2017 7:50:57 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/7/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    President Donald Trump told a candidate to be his top science adviser that he agreed global warming had become a “cult movement in the last five or 10 years.” Princeton University physicist Will Happer met with Trump in January about a week before the inauguration. He told Trump he believed man-made global warming had been “exaggerated,” to which Trump replied: “I agree with you.” “Very briefly. I said, ‘I’m sure you know my position that I think climate change has been tremendously exaggerated—its significance. Climate is important, always has been, but I think it’s become sort of a cult movement...
  • A Top Climate Scientist Blows the Whistle on Shoddy Climate Science

    02/07/2017 7:05:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/07/2017 | Julie Kelly
    A former top scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has stepped forward to expose the malfeasance behind a key climate report issued just before the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in 2015. The whistleblower, Dr. John Bates, led NOAA’s climate-data records program for ten years and reveals stunning allegations in a lengthy Daily Mail exposé posted February 4. His main charge is that the federal government’s top agency in charge of climate science published a flawed but widely accepted study that was meant to disprove the hiatus in global warming. Bates accuses the study’s lead author,...
  • Today is the hottest day in the history of the universe.

    02/06/2017 6:51:05 PM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-06-17 | DrJohn
    Today is the hottest day in the history of the universe. And so was yesterday. And the day before that. And the day before that. The hottest day ever. The hottest week ever. The hottest year ever. Ever. Hotter even than the big bang. The picture above is allegedly the latest picture from NASA/NOAA showing the effect of global warming. This is an extraordinary claim. As they say, extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof. What is one to do so that one wants to make extraordinary claims and the extraordinary proof is how to come by? One gets creative, and that's what those rascals...
  • This new Obamacare support ad challenges President Donald Trump to 'act like' a legitimate president

    02/06/2017 1:48:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | Feb. 6, 2017 | Dan Mangan
    A new TV ad featuring a disabled military veteran blasts President Donald Trump for seeking to repeal Obamacare and for imposing a travel ban that primarily affects Muslims. "You want to be a legitimate president, sir? Then act like one," says the veteran, who according to the ad's sponsor is a Marine who lost a leg while on patrol in Afghanistan. The ad aired for the first time Monday on MSNBC's show "Morning Joe" — which Trump is known to avidly watch — and was produced by the progressive veterans group VoteVets. It lasts just 30 seconds. But in that...
  • Another Huge Global Warming Data Scandal

    02/06/2017 3:54:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 6, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I need to tell you something that you’re not going to see in the Drive-By Media, and it’s huge. In setting this up, I want to remind you why I have spent so much time on the whole subject of climate change and global warming throughout the entirety of this program, 29 years. It is because that issue, climate change, contains every element of extreme liberalism and socialism that needs to be understood and opposed. Climate change, if they succeed in this, climate change is close to health care in terms of, if you get nationalized climate change, nationalized...
  • NOAA Scientists Manipulated Temperature Data To Make Global Warming Seem Worse

    02/05/2017 8:53:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/17 | Michael Bastasch
    A whistleblower says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rushed a landmark study claiming the planet was warming much faster than expected in order to influence international climate negotiations. Dr. John Bates, the former principal scientist at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., told the Daily Mail NOAA’s 2015 study was meant “to discredit the notion of a global warming hiatus and rush to time the publication of the paper to influence national and international deliberations on climate policy.” Bates said NOAA scientists made a “blatant attempt to intensify the impact” of global warming to eliminate the...
  • ClimateGate 2 - NOAA Whistleblower Claims World Leaders Fooled By Fake Global Warming Data

    02/05/2017 4:25:03 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-5-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Dr John Bates' disclosures about the manipulation of data behind the so-called 'Pausebuster' paper is the biggest scientific scandal since 'Climategate' in 2009 when, as Britain's Daily Mail reported, thousands of leaked emails revealed scientists were trying to block access to data, and using a 'trick' to conceal embarrassing flaws in their claims about global warming. Britain's Mail on Sunday today revealed astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. A high-level...
  • Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data

    02/05/2017 7:28:01 AM PST · by wastedyears · 33 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 2/4/2017 (updated 2/5/2017) | David Rose
    The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.
  • Exposed: How World Leaders Were Duped Into Investing Billions Over Manipulated Global Warming Data

    02/05/2017 4:30:05 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/04/17 | David Rose
    The Mail on Sunday can reveal a landmark paper exaggerated global warming It was rushed through and timed to influence the Paris agreement on climate change America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration broke its own rules The report claimed the pause in global warming never existed, but it was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. A high-level whistleblower has...
  • Is Sweden's deputy PM trolling Donald Trump in Facebook photo?

    02/03/2017 3:17:18 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3rd February 2017 | BBC News
    Sweden's deputy PM is causing a stir after posting an image appearing to parody Donald Trump's signing of an anti-abortion executive order. Isabella Lovin, who is also the country's climate minister, published a photo that shows her signing a new law surrounded by female colleagues. The image has drawn comparisons with Mr Trump's photo in which no women were present. Within hours the post was shared and liked thousands of times on Facebook. "Wonderful Picture! Hope you sent it to the man on the other side of the ocean," writes one user. "Make the Planet Great Again!" writes another. Facebook...
  • U.N. Official Admits Global Warming Agenda Is Really About Destroying Capitalism

    02/03/2017 8:31:26 AM PST · by Rockitz · 42 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 3 February 2017 | Martin Armstrong via Tyler Durden
    A shocking statement was made by a United Nations official Christiana Figueres at a news conference in Brussels. Figueres admitted that the Global Warming conspiracy set by the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, of which she is the executive secretary, has a goal not of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism. She said very casually: “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning...
  • Sierra Nevada snowpack is biggest in 22 years — and more snow is on the way

    02/01/2017 12:24:05 PM PST · by Mariner · 33 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | February 1st, 2017 | By PAUL ROGERS
    After a month of huge blizzards and “atmospheric river” storms, the Sierra Nevada snowpack — source of a third of California’s drinking water — is 177 percent of the historic average, the biggest in more than two decades. The last time there was this much snow on Feb. 1 in the Sierra was in 1995. Pete Wilson was California’s governor, “Seinfeld” was the top-rated show on television and Steve Young had just led the 49ers to a blowout win in Super Bowl XXIX. In a breathtaking shift for a state that had been mired in five years of punishing drought,...
  • Trump’s Cut To Regulations Puts EPA On Notice

    01/31/2017 9:21:14 PM PST · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | January 30, 2017 | John Walker
    Nominee To Head EPA Believes in Rule of Law and Federalism In a move that fulfills another campaign promise, President Trump signed an order Monday that he said seeks what he called “normalized control” to federal regulations. The order requires agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new proposed regulation. The order could put a stop to runaway regulations imposed by the federal bureaucracy that often ignores the will of Congress. It was a common theme in the Trump campaign. Over and over Trump railed against regulations that strangle both large and small businesses and erode the personal property...
  • Former Trump Aide: US Will Pull Out of Paris Climate Deal Within 'Days'

    01/31/2017 2:28:59 PM PST · by drewh · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published January 31, 2017
    <p>One of President Trump’s former aides said that the U.S. will pull out of the landmark Paris climate pact within“days.”</p> <p>Myron Ebell, who helped the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency transition, told reporters that Trump was “determined” to undo Barack Obama’s climate change initiatives.</p>
  • Meltdown at the EPA -- And not the nuclear kind: Agency’s junk-science promoters are flipping out.

    01/31/2017 6:33:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/31/2017 | Julie Kelly
    In his recently released and timely book, Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA, author Steve Milloy says this about the Environmental Protection Agency: The EPA has over the course of the last 20 years marshaled its vast and virtually unchallenged power into an echo chamber of deceptive science, runaway regulations and fatally flawed research derived from unethical human experiments. The EPA’s conduct runs the gamut from subtle statistical shenanigans to withholding key scientific data, from seeking to rubberstamp baseless research data to illegally spraying diesel exhaust up the noses of unsuspecting children and other vulnerable populations....
  • Environmentalists preparing to battle Trump, GOP in court

    01/29/2017 9:00:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2017 12:16 AM EST | Tammy Webber and John Flesher
    Environmentalists facing a hostile Trump administration and a Republican-dominated Congress say the courts may offer their best chance to block changes they oppose. Advocacy groups nationwide are hiring more staff lawyers and coordinating with private attorneys and firms volunteering their services. They are seeking donations, setting priorities and reviewing laws that could be the basis of lawsuits against Trump policies concerning climate change, endangered wildlife, pollution and other issues. …
  • This Government is An Existential Threat to Every Single One of Us (Rant-of-the-week)

    01/27/2017 5:22:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Flavorwire ^ | January 27, 2017 | Tom Hawking
    It gets harder and harder to keep track of every single piece of terrible news coming out of Washington these days, so much so that amongst the litany of despair from the last 36 hours or so — the prospective implementation of Donald Trump’s ban on the acceptance of refugees and on immigration from several Muslim countries, the possible death of net neutrality, the ridiculous ongoing smokescreen about “electoral fraud”, etc etc etc etc — it was easy to miss the news with perhaps the most dramatic ramifications for the future of this planet: the continuing efforts to silence the...
  • Trump plans to cut EPA staff in half

    01/27/2017 2:09:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 151 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | JOHN SICILIANO
    President Trump is seeking to slash the number of workers at the Environmental Protection Agency by at least half, leaving it significantly gutted as the administration mulls further cuts, the former head of Trump's EPA transition team said Friday. "Let's aim for half and see how it works out, and then maybe we'll want to go further," Myron Ebell said now that he has returned to his position as director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Ebell left the Trump transition team a week ago. Ebell told the Associated Press that Trump is...
  • Al Gore will host canceled climate change summit

    01/27/2017 11:54:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Jan. 26, 2017 | BROOKE SEIPEL
    Climate activist and former vice president Al Gore is teaming up with the American Public Health Association and other organizations to hold a summit on climate change and health that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention canceled earlier this week. The CDC quietly called off the summit after President Trump's inauguration, telling reporters it was "exploring options to reschedule the meeting." The scientific community has accused CDC officials of canceling the event out of fear of the Trump administration. The CDC falls under the Department of Health and Human Services, and Trump has nominated Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.),...
  • Scientists Warn Trump's Border Wall Will Be Bad for the Planet (by causing global warming)

    01/27/2017 9:39:15 AM PST · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Bloomberg | January 26, 2017 | Anna Hirtenstein and Joe Ryan
    Link only as per Bloomers mandateQuick summary: The wall will use concrete ... concrete generates greenhouse gas ... the planet will be forever doomed
  • 100,000 Year Ice Age Cycle Linked To Orbital Periods And Sea Ice

    01/27/2017 1:15:36 AM PST · by zeestephen · 32 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 27 January 2017 | Anthony Watts
    Serbian scientist Milutin Milankovitch identified three different recurring changes in Earth’s orbital pattern. Each of these Milankovitch Cycles can influence the amount of sunlight the planet receives...this new study shows the mechanism through which the 100,000-year cycle and the 21,000-year cycle work together to drive Earth’s glacial cycle.
  • Activists Announce People’s Climate March

    01/26/2017 2:16:57 PM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Ryan Grenoble
    Mark your calendars for April 29.A coalition of multiple organizations is seeking to mobilize crowds in major cities to demonstrate against President Donald Trump’s environmental policies. It’s the latest action following the Women’s March on Saturday, which, if the Metro’s trip count is any measure, had a bigger showing than Trump’s Inauguration in Washington D.C. a day earlier. On Wednesday, The Sierra Club, one of the organizations that’s involved, announced it will sponsor a “People’s Climate March” on April 29, 2017, in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere around the country.
  • Trump To Withdraw From Climate & Environmental Accords Along With UN Funding Cuts of 40% (EO)

    01/26/2017 12:11:59 PM PST · by drewh · 118 replies
    UK Express & BBC ^ | : 07:38, Thu, Jan 26, 2017 | By WILL KIRBY
    Trump’s new administration are set to review US involvement in international treaties and agreements and could cut United Nations (UN) funding by 40 per cent – putting aid and peacekeeping operations across the world in jeopardy. Speaking on Newsnight, New York Times analyst Max Fisher said the White House is mulling over two executive orders which would see a massive reduction in US involvement with international partners on a range of issues. The order would mandate a 40 per cent cut in all US funding towards the United Nations, any UN agency, or any other international organisation which would amount...
  • Planet Earth's 'Doomsday Clock' Lurches Closer to Midnight Thanks to President Trump

    01/26/2017 12:37:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 65 replies
    time.com ^ | Jan. 26, 2017 | Justin Worland
    The planet moved significantly closer to a catastrophic event this week as Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency, according to a new report. The planet's Doomsday Clock is now two-and-a-half minutes to midnight, which represents a global catastrophe. It's the closest the measure has been to midnight since the successful testing of hydrogen bombs in 1953. The new position represents a 30-second lurch forward from the previous position. A group of nuclear scientists affiliated with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists determine when to move the clock in response to a number of threats from nuclear security to climate change.
  • US scientists raise bar for sea level by 2100

    01/26/2017 2:45:51 AM PST · by raybbr · 61 replies
    Yahoonews.com ^ | [AFP] Kerry SHERIDAN
    Miami (AFP) - In the last days of Barack Obama's administration, US government scientists warned even more sea level rise is expected by century's end than previously estimated, due to rapid ice sheet melting at the poles. The report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) set the "extreme" scenario of global average sea level rise by 2100 to 8.2 feet (2.5 meters), up half a meter from the last estimate issued in 2012. "We raised the upper limit of our scenarios," lead author William Sweet told AFP. "It is possible. It has a very low probability. But we...
  • Dlamini-Zuma speaks out on Donald Trump's administration (Whoopi Goldberg's cousin?)

    01/25/2017 9:13:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    News24 ^ | January 26, 2017 | Carien du Plessis
    Addis Ababa - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has warned that a Donald Trump's administration threatened global progress on climate change and women's rights. Africa should counter this by establishing the planned continental free trade area this year, she said. In her last speech at the opening of the AU executive council of ministers' meeting on Wednesday, Dlamini-Zuma said: "We seem to be moving towards a multi-polar world as the US under the new administration threatens the consensus on climate change, attack hard-won women’s rights and move towards protectionism. "Africa's only protection in these treacherous global waters is to...
  • Why German Nazis Were Big Fans of Animal Rights

    01/25/2017 5:50:38 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 1, 1996 | Alexander Cockburn
    Joseph Goebbels said, famously, "The only real friend one has in the end is the dog. . . . The more I get to know the human species, the more I care for my Benno." As historians Arnold Arluke and Boria Sax put it, "The Nazis abolished moral distinctions between animals and people by viewing people as animals. The result was that animals could be considered `higher' than some people." The blond Aryan beast of Nietzsche represented animality at the top available grade, at one with wild nature. Aryans and animals were allied in a struggle against the contaminators, the...
  • Trump Orders EPA To Take Down Global Warming Web-Page

    01/25/2017 8:35:01 AM PST · by ColdOne · 118 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Andrew Follet/reuters
    The Trump administration told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take down its global warming webpage, an anonymous EPA staffer said. “If the website goes dark, years of work we have done on climate change will disappear,” the staffer told Reuters Tuesday. The staffer was not authorized to speak to the media and claimed EPA employees were scrambling to save data on the website. The EPA’s global warming webpage is currently still up as of Wednesday morning. The page contains some links to EPA’s data on carbon dioxide (CO2) as well as other greenhouse gas emissions and lists the effects...
  • Man walking barefoot across America killed in Florida

    01/25/2017 6:39:40 AM PST · by Brilliant · 78 replies
    The Naples News ^ | Jan. 23, 2017 | Ashley White
    Mark Baumer, an activist who was walking barefoot across America, was hit and killed by an SUV Saturday afternoon outside of Mossy Head, Florida... Baumer was pronounced dead at the scene. FHP said alcohol was not a factor. Charges are pending. Baumer, who was raising awareness for climate change, had just finished his 100th day of his journey. He started in Providence, R.I., and was destined for California. He took a bus to Florida after it started snowing in Ohio. He passed through Tallahassee on Jan. 7. “The big overall goal is to raise awareness and fight climate change,” Baumer...