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  • Media Touts A New Study Blaming Diabetes Epidemic On Global Warming

    03/22/2017 1:59:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 22, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The media is touting a new study claiming global warming could be, at least in part, to blame for the "diabetes epidemic" sweeping the globe. "When it gets warmer, there is higher incidence of diabetes," Lisanne Blauw, a Ph.D. candidate at the Netherlands-based Einthoven Laboratory and the study's lead author, told The Huffington Post Tuesday. "It's important to realize global warming has further effects on our health, not only on the climate," Blauw said.
  • GOP Groups Call Carbon Tax A Free Market Solution To Climate Change

    03/21/2017 5:39:08 PM PDT · by moonhawk · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Chris White
    GOP Groups Call Carbon Tax A Free Market Solution To Climate Change CHRIS WHITE 11:15 AM 03/20/2017 Various conservative groups are ramping up efforts to promote what they call “free enterprise” policies to wrestle the climate change warrior title from Democrats. GOP-affiliated groups, such as ConservAmerica and republicEn, are doubling efforts to recruit Republican lawmakers to work on rebutting President Donald Trump’s climate skepticism. They are also hoping to hijack the Democrats’ traditional stranglehold on the environmental movement. Their primary goal is to use what they believe are free market solutions to so-called man-made global warming to entice Republican colleagues...
  • Stephen Hawking: "I may not be welcome" in Trump's America

    03/20/2017 11:29:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | March 20, 2017 | Judith Vonberg, CNN
    British scientist Stephen Hawking fears he "may not be welcome" in the United States now that Donald Trump is President. In an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain on Monday, Hawking described President Trump's election as "a definite swing to a right-wing" and a "more authoritarian approach." He was especially critical of the appointment of Scott Pruitt, "a man who does not believe that carbon dioxide causes climate change," as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. "He should replace Scott Pruitt at the Environment Protection Agency," Hawking told ITV. "Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and...
  • Discounting Away the Social Cost of Carbon: The Fast Lane to Undoing Obama’s Climate Regulations

    03/18/2017 7:38:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | March 15, 2017 | David Middleton
    Guest post by David Middleton Trump to Drop Climate Change From Environmental Reviews, Source Says by Jennifer A Dlouhy March 14, 2017, 1:06 PM CDT Directive to reverse Obama-era mandate for agency actions Clean Power Plan, methane rules and coal halt also addressed President Donald Trump is set to sign a sweeping directive to dramatically shrink the role climate change plays in decisions across the government, ranging from appliance standards to pipeline approvals, according to a person familiar with the administration’s plan.The order, which could be signed this week, goes far beyond a targeted assault on Obama-era measures blocking coal...
  • OMB Director Mulvaney: Climate Change Research ‘A Waste of Your Money’

    03/16/2017 6:59:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 16 Mar 2017
    Thursday at the White House press briefing while answering questions about President Donald Trump’s “America First Budget,” Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney called climate change research “a waste of your money” regarding proposed cuts in that area. “Again, this comes back to the President’s business person view of government, which is if you took over this as a CEO and you look at this on a spreadsheet, and you go, ‘Why do we have all of these facilities? Why do we have seven when we can do the same job with three? Won’t that save money?'” he...
  • Paris climate treaty dead

    03/18/2017 5:36:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 18, 2017 | Lorrie Goldstein
    While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will never admit it, the 2015 Paris climate treaty Canada signed with great fanfare died last week.It died because of the release of U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget plan.While Trump has to get it through the U.S. Congress, which means parts of it are unlikely to survive, his clear intention to gut U.S. climate change policy by dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency spells the death knell for the Paris treaty.Trump is proposing deeper cuts to the EPA than any other government agency, reducing its $8.2 billion budget by 31%, laying off 19% of its...
  • The Social Cost of Carbon Regulations

    03/18/2017 7:08:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    “If you could pick just one thing to reduce poverty, by far you would pick energy,” Bill Gates has said. “Access to energy is absolutely fundamental in the struggle against poverty,” World Bank VP Rachel Kyte and Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen agree. The UN Development Program calls energy “central to poverty reduction.” And International Energy Agency Executive Director Dr. Fatih Birol notes that “coal is raising living standards and lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.” In fact, all fossil fuels are doing so.  Indeed, fossil fuels created the modern world and the housing, transportation, other...
  • Monty Python’s Eric Idle wants to put climate change deniers on trial in a world court

    03/16/2017 9:45:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 88 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 15, 2017 | William A.
    On Wednesday night, Eric Idle, known to many Monty Python fans as Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot, took aim at climate change deniers. "I think that denying climate change is a crime against humanity. And they should be held accountable in a World Court."
  • Trump’s Defense Secretary Cites Climate Change as National Security Challenge

    03/15/2017 8:27:50 PM PDT · by pissant · 125 replies
    Pro-Publica ^ | 3.14.17 | Andy Revkin
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis has asserted that climate change is real, and a threat to American interests abroad and the Pentagon’s assets everywhere, a position that appears at odds with the views of the president who appointed him and many in the administration in which he serves. In unpublished written testimony provided to the Senate Armed Services Committee after his confirmation hearing in January, Mattis said it was incumbent on the U.S. military to consider how changes like open-water routes in the thawing Arctic and drought in global trouble spots can pose challenges for troops and defense planners. He...
  • Doctors join forces, warn climate change is harming our health

    03/15/2017 5:12:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 15, 2017 | Mary Brophy Marcus
    Climate change isn’t just happening in the Arctic Circle and Antarctica where more ice is melting year after year. Its impact is being felt right here at home, and it’s posing a threat to the health of millions of Americans, say doctors representing 11 top U.S. medical societies. They are joining forces in Washington, D.C., today to speak out about the health risks posed by climate change.
  • 5 Ways to Teach About Climate Change in Your Classroom

    03/15/2017 2:02:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    National Education Association ^ | March 14, 2017 | Mary Ellen Flannery
    Here’s a fact: In 2016, Earth reached its highest temperature on record, trouncing the record set just a year earlier in 2015, which beat the previous record set in 2014. Our planet is warming, and its temperatures are fast heading toward levels that scientists believe will threaten humans and the natural world. Another fact: Educators need to help students learn about climate change, caused by human activity. But how do we do it in a way that engages and inspires them?
  • What would the U.S. look like without the EPA?

    03/15/2017 2:08:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | March 15, 2017 | By MICHAEL DHAR
    Acid rain devouring New England forests. Homes built on toxic sites. Unswimmable rivers and cities cloaked in smog. The United States looked very different before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) arrived, but a recent Congressional bill calls for the agency’s abolition. So Americans may wonder: What would life be like without the EPA? -SNIP- Without the EPA’s abilities to quickly assess environmental hazards, future environmental disasters would be worsened, The Washington Post reported. A proposed 42-percent budget cut to the EPA’s research division already makes that a danger, the Post reported. -SNIP- In the end, the EPA is unlikely to...
  • Study: Climate change research is without publication bias

    03/15/2017 12:56:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | March 15, 2017 | By Brooks Hays
    A new survey confirms climate change research published in peer-reviewed scientific journals is untainted by so-called publication bias. If a study's conclusion, not the quality of its content, impacts whether or not it gets published, the partiality is referred to as "publication bias." Some have claimed publication bias explains the dearth of studies challenging the man-made climate change consensus. A new study by scientists at Lund University in Sweden suggests the consensus -- that global warming is happening, and happening as a result of greenhouse emissions -- is based on a sober analysis and reporting of the facts, not collusion...
  • Climate change could shrink animals, warn scientists

    03/15/2017 12:50:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | March 15, 2017 | by Sarah Krapton
    Animals could start shrinking because of global warming, scientists have predicted, after discovering that mammals became ‘dwarfed’ in a similar episode of climate change 50 million years ago. Paleontologists discovered the fossil teeth belonging to an early ancestor of modern horses as well as a rabbit-sized hoofed mammal. “Dwarfing appears to be a common evolutionary response of some mammals during past global warming events, and the extent of dwarfing seems related to the magnitude of the event,” said lead author Dr Abigail Ambrosia, of the University of New Hampshire. “Abrupt perturbations of the global carbon cycle during the early Eocene...
  • Doctor groups take up global warming advocacy

    03/15/2017 12:43:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | March 15, 2017 | by Bradley J. Fikes
    Patients should be prepared for future meetings with their doctors to include discussions of global warming. Under a political advocacy campaign launched Wednesday, a coalition of physician groups will tell the public that their health is threatened by catastrophic man-made global warming, also called climate change. The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health is led by Dr. Mona Surfaty, Director of the Program on Climate and Health in the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. "Here's the message from America's doctors on climate change: it's not only happening in the Arctic Circle, it's happening here,” Surfaty...
  • Study: Stopping global warming only way to save coral reefs

    03/15/2017 12:27:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 15, 2017 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU
    Reducing pollution and curbing overfishing won't prevent the severe bleaching that is killing coral at catastrophic rates, according to a study of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. In the end, researchers say, the only way to save the world's coral from heat-induced bleaching is with a war on global warming. "We don't have any tools to climate-proof corals," said Terry Hughes, director of the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Australia. "That's a bit sobering. We can't stop bleaching locally. We actually have to do something about climate change." Across the world, scores of brilliantly colored coral reefs...
  • Defense Secretary Mattis: 'Climate change' is a national security threat

    03/15/2017 8:33:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/15/2017 | Paul Bedard
    In a clash with President Trump's environmental team, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has declared that climate change is a threat to national security and one military planners must consider in drawing up strategies. According to a report from ProPublica, Mattis told Democratic senators that climate change is real and "can be a driver of instability." His position, at odds with President Trump and his Environmental Protection Agency chief, came in answers to questions from senators following his confirmation hearing. They were released to ProPublica which reached out to the White House and Pentagon for comment without success. _____________________________________________ Andy Revkin...
  • Al Gore: Every Night on the News We’re Seeing ‘A Nature Hike Through the Book of Revelation’

    03/14/2017 3:45:30 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-14-2017 | Pam Key
    Monday, on “PBS NewsHour,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt saying carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to climate change, environmental activist former Vice President Al Gore said, “We’re seeing every night on the television news now a nature hike through the Book of Revelation.”(snip)
  • British scientists face a ‘huge hit’ if the US cuts climate change research

    03/14/2017 12:22:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 14, 2017 | by Anna Fazackerley
    UK scientists are warning they may be unable to carry out crucial research on climate change if Donald Trump cuts climate science funding in the US. Trump tweeted in 2014 that research on global warming is “very expensive bullshit” that “has to stop”. Scientists are braced to find out whether his administration will put these words into practice. The early signs are not good. British scientists say moves to squeeze funding of climate-related research in the US – and of facilities at government laboratories in particular – could be disastrous for work in the UK. And they say Trump’s travel...
  • Last Gasp Of The Global Warming Scam: Treating You Like An Idiot

    03/14/2017 8:23:48 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 41 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 11 Mar, 2017 | Francis Menton
    On Thursday, new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box," and made a statement that has gotten a lot of attention. The statement was: "I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so, no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see." I would have said that that statement was just a rather obvious truism. I mean, we have an enormously complex climate system, affected by literally dozens of factors, many of...
  • Cult Messiah 'JeZus' Rants About Global Warming Flood on CNN's 'Believer'

    03/13/2017 10:34:36 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 13, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Last week on CNN's "Believer" host Reza Aslan dined on filet of human brain. This week he had to endure the wild rantings of self-described messiah JeZus who, sounding a lot like an updated Charles Manson, claimed that global warming would cause a worldwide flood which is why his Hawaiian-based cult is building an ark. Oh, and unlike the Jesus of a couple thousand years ago, JeZus is also a polytheist who worships Pele among other gods. The interesting thing about JeZus is that, despite his over the top theatrics, his global warming claims don't really sound much different than the standard...
  • Ugh (Euro Snowfall Forecast for upcoming East Coast Snowstorm)

    03/12/2017 2:25:08 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 71 replies
    Both the Euro and GFS are showing stonger storms in closer to the coast, so this could well become reality.
  • Nor’easter: March snowstorm targets Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

    03/11/2017 4:42:15 AM PST · by metmom · 101 replies
    The Weather Network ^ | March 10,2017 | Dalia Ibrahim
    Friday, March 10, 2017, 5:55 - Parts of the Northeast are primed for significant snow threats through midweek next week as Canadian Arctic air spills south. A clipper system is forecast to descend form the Canadian Prairies this weekend bringing light snow to the Upper Midwest. As the low interacts with the sub-tropical moisture in the Southeast, it will begin to significantly intensify Monday and Tuesday. Early models indicate areas north of Virginia could see the highest snowfall accumulations Monday through Wednesday, while areas farther south will see mostly rain. “The threat of heavy snow greatly increases for Pennsylvania, New...
  • UNFCCC’s 25 year long process of climate speculation built upon a foundation of conjecture

    03/10/2017 9:28:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | March 7, 2017 | Guest essay by Lawrence Hamlin
    The February 23, 2017 Petition sent to President Trump signed by Dr. Richard Lindzen and more than 300 eminent scientists, engineers and other qualified and knowledgeable experts requesting that the U.S. withdraw from the UNFCCC  reflects yet another significant effort by hundreds of scientists and other experts to expose to our Government leadership and public the deeply flawed scientific foundation underlying the politics of global government driven climate alarmism. The UNFCCC was adopted in May 1992 in New York and entered force in March 1994 with 189 UN member states having ratifying the agreement by December 2008.Article 2 of the...
  • EPA chief: Carbon dioxide not primary cause of warming

    03/10/2017 9:36:14 AM PST · by Lorianne · 38 replies
    Associated Press (AP) ^ | 09 March 2017 | Matthew Daly
    The new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus and his own agency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said measuring the effect of human activity on the climate is "very challenging" and that "there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact" of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. "So, no, I would not agree that (carbon dioxide) is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see," Pruitt told CNBC's "Squawk Box." Pruitt's view is contrary to...
  • Lindzen responds to the MIT letter objecting to his petition to Trump to withdraw from the UNFCC.

    03/09/2017 8:53:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | March 9, 201 | Anthony Watts 7
    Apparently, MIT didn’t like its name being used in petition to Trump. Dr. Richard Lindzen responds to that letter.March 9, 2017President Donald Trump The White House Washington, DCDear Mr. President:On 2 March, 2017, members of the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate (PAOC) sent a public letter to the White House, contesting the Petition I circulated. The Petition, signed by over 330 scientists from around the world so far, called for governments to withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).Since MIT’s administration has made the climate issue a major focus for the Institute, with...
  • Cold extermination: One of greatest mass extinctions was due to an ice age

    03/07/2017 8:42:06 AM PST · by conejo99 · 24 replies
    Science News ^ | 03/06/2017 | Université de Genève
    Earth has known several mass extinctions over the course of its history. One of the most important happened at the Permian-Triassic boundary 250 million years ago. Over 95% of marine species disappeared and, up until now, scientists have linked this extinction to a significant rise in Earth temperatures. But researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, working alongside the University of Zurich, discovered that this extinction took place during a short ice age which preceded the global climate warming.
  • [California] Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill banning state funds for coal projects

    08/26/2016 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 43 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 08/26/2016 | David DeBolt
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a strong stand against coal on Friday, approving an East Bay lawmaker's bill to ban state funding for coal-related projects. In signing state Sen. Loni Hancock's bill, the governor also praised the Oakland City Council for voting to ban transportation of the ore through its city and encouraged other cities to do the same. "Other localities should follow suit -- and the state should, too -- to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate the shipment of coal through all California ports, Brown wrote in a signing message.
  • White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency

    03/06/2017 12:41:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2017 | Steven Mufson, Jason Samenow and Brady Dennis
    The Trump administration is seeking to slash the budget of one of the government’s premier climate science agencies by 17 percent, delivering steep cuts to research funding and satellite programs, according to a four-page budget memo obtained by The Washington Post. The proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would also eliminate funding for a variety of smaller programs, including external research, coastal management, estuary reserves and “coastal resilience,” which seeks to bolster the ability of coastal areas to withstand major storms and rising seas. NOAA is part of the Commerce Department, which would be hit by an overall 18 percent budget reduction from...
  • Rage. And Hate: Inside the Mind of a Virtue Signaler

    03/06/2017 9:12:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-6-2017 | MOTUS
    <p>The following are excerpts from Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist, a 2014 piece written by Dr. Danusha V. Goska. I thought of Francinepink’s niece, and all of the other virtue signalers out there as I read it.  It was recently republished on Watts Up With That as “a primer on the hatred of climate skeptics.”</p>
  • Let’s Talk About The ‘97% Consensus’ On Global Warming

    03/05/2017 7:07:39 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/5/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    We’ve heard it time and time again: “97 percent of scientists agree global warming is real and man-made.” Question one aspect of the global warming “consensus” and politicians and activists immediately whip out the figure. “You disagree with 97 percent of scientists?” The 97 percent figure was often used by the Obama administration to bolster its case for phasing out fossil fuels, and President Barack Obama himself used the figure to undercut his critics. NASA even cites studies purporting to show near-unanimous agreement on the issue. More recently, Newsweek included this figure in an article fretting about “climate deniers” in...
  • Trump Administration Not Returning Calls From the UN Climate Boss

    03/05/2017 9:17:54 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 3/3/2017 | Eric Worrall
    UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa has complained in public that Rex Tillerson, President Trump’s Secretary of State, hasn’t responded to her request for a meeting. Oh the horror – UN climate bureaucrats taking a back seat to issues like international terrorism, badly designed job destroying trade agreements, dangerous global flash points, rogue states attempting to arm themselves with nuclear weapons…
  • California Snowpack 185% of normal, another big snow on the way

    03/03/2017 9:05:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | / 12 hours ago March 3, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    From the “California is in a permanent drought due to climate change – because we said so” department comes this good news from NASA, CA DWR, and NOAA From NASA:Abundant Snowpack Blankets the Sierra NevadaMarch 3, 2017 Snowpack on the Sierra Nevada provides one-third of the water consumed by California citizens, farmers, and businesses each year. For the first time in at least five years, there should be more than enough of it.According to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the water stored as snow in the Sierra Nevada range was 185 percent of the long-term average for the...
  • Pro-Abort Vatican Speaker: Decreasing Population by 6 Billion Would Have a ‘Pro-Life Effect.’

    03/03/2017 6:14:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/2/17 | Jeanne Smits
    March 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Ridding the world of 6 billion people to bring the population down to 1 billion would have an “overall pro-life effect,” a pro-abortion population control advocate told the press two days before delivering his speech at a Vatican-run conference on saving the natural world. “A world population of around a billion would have an overall pro-life effect,” The Guardian indirectly quoted Sanford biologist Paul Ehrlich as saying. “This could be supported for many millennia and sustain many more human lives in the long term compared with our current uncontrolled growth and prospect of sudden collapse,”...
  • What climate change has to do with the price of your lettuce

    03/03/2017 10:30:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2017 | By Caitlin Dewey
    <p>Unusual weather in the Southwest could cause a nationwide salad shortage later this month. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg (lettuce): Scientists say the weird weather is probably caused by climate change - which means these sorts of problems are likely to happen again.</p>
  • Moose-killing ticks thrive in shorter winters due to climate change

    03/03/2017 10:34:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    AccuWeather.com ^ | March 3, 2017 | By Stephanie Koons
    Moose calves across northern New England are dying at alarming rates, and scientists believe that deadly parasites benefiting from shorter winters are the primary culprits. Winter ticks have taken a toll on moose across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, killing about 70 percent of moose calves. Winter ticks attach themselves to a single moose by the tens of thousands. “It’s just off the charts; this should not happen with such frequency,” said Pete Pekins, chairman of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). “This is about a calf carrying 75,000 ticks that...
  • Less than 10 percent of climate aid reaching poorest: researchers

    03/03/2017 10:41:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 3, 2017 | By Laurie Goering
    LONDON - Less than 10 percent of funds spent to help poorer communities adapt to climate change impacts and adopt clean energy are reaching the people most in need of the money, finance researchers say. Today, donors have given only 11 percent of the climate funds they promised, in part because of the obstacles, she said. Richer nations have promised to donate or otherwise mobilize $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poorer countries switch to clean energy and adapt to problems such as worsening droughts, flooding and sea level rise. But getting that money raised and flowing has...
  • DELINGPOLE: Polar Bears Are a Pest – Time to End Their ‘Threatened’ Status

    03/01/2017 9:19:23 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/1/2017 | James Delingpole
    Earlier this week, as I’m sure you know, was International Polar Bear Day. Usually I celebrate by tossing a well-marinaded bear haunch onto the barbecue – note to novices: DO NOT eat the liver. It’s poisonous – but I couldn’t this year because of pesky global cooling, so instead, I sat indoors by the fire and drank a toast to the world’s exploding polar bear population which has now reached record highs of 30,000. To be clear, polar bears are not “threatened”, “vulnerable” or otherwise “endangered” – and have not been at any time during the long period in which...
  • Top Trump Advisers Are Split on Paris Agreement on Climate Change (Fake News)

    03/02/2017 12:56:45 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 2, 2017 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    The White House is fiercely divided over President Trump’s campaign promise to “cancel” the Paris agreement, the 2015 accord that binds nearly every country to curb global warming, with more moderate voices maintaining that he should stick with the agreement despite his campaign pledge. Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump’s senior adviser, is pressing the president to officially pull the United States from the landmark accord, but he is clashing with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump, who fear the move could have broad and damaging diplomatic ramifications. Mr. Trump wants to make a decision by...
  • Donors pledge millions to fill void left by Trump's 'global gag rule'

    03/02/2017 12:44:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | March 2, 2017 | By Eliza Mackintosh
    Dozens of governments and private philanthropists have pledged nearly $200 million for family planning services, after US President Donald Trump banned funding for groups linked to abortion. Sweden, Belgium and Finland promised €20 million each (about $21 million) to the the global fundraising initiative, She Decides, launched by Dutch Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen. The pledges came at a one-day She Decides conference in Brussels on Thursday, aimed at raising funds for aid groups whose funding is under threat. Some 50 governments, ranging from EU members states to African and Asian countries, attended the conference. Organizers hope to raise $600 million...
  • Trump Orders EPA To ‘Zero Out’ Global Warming Programs

    03/02/2017 8:03:19 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/2/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The White House is pushing for significant cuts to EPA programs and staff levels, giving a glimpse of how the Trump administration plans on devolving more control to the states. The budget plan sent from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to EPA leadership calls for eliminating dozens of programs, including at least 16 that have to do with global warming and implementing former President Barack Obama’s climate agenda. OMB also requested a 30 percent cut in grants to states and a 20 percent reduction in EPA’s workforce through buy-outs and layoffs. In total, President Donald Trump is calling...
  • Trump poised to lift federal coal ban, other green rules - White House

    03/01/2017 10:50:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | March 1, 2017
    March 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will target a handful of Obama-era green regulations, including a federal coal mining ban and an initiative forcing states to cut carbon emissions, in an executive order as soon as next week a White House official told Reuters on Wednesday. Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress are seeking to unravel former Democratic President Barack Obama's initiatives to combat global climate change, which they say are costly for U.S. business and have hampered drilling and mining without providing any clear benefits.
  • Cardinal’s Lenten message: Repent, an ‘ecological apocalypse’ is about to ‘destroy Mother Earth’

    03/01/2017 8:25:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 1, 2017 | Jan Bentz
    A Southeast Asian Cardinal says he is following Pope Francis’ lead in denouncing “'ecological sin' made individually and collectively by humans who destroy Mother Earth.” “Today we find ourselves faced with an ecological holocaust,” said Cardinal Charles Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, during a pre-Lenten speech at a conference for religious held in Yangon. “It is a very serious moment. Pope Francis has raised a great shout against this impending disaster when talking about modern sins, the 'ecological sin' made individually and collectively by humans who destroy Mother Earth,” he added. As a remedy to this so-called man-made ecological disaster, the...
  • Climate Experts Urge Germans to ‘Give up Cars’ for Lent

    03/01/2017 10:39:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 February 2017
    For years German cities have suffered under the effects of polluted air, mainly caused by diesel cars. But now that it's nearly the Christian season of abstaining before Easter, experts have a novel solution. The Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) and other climate protectionists are encouraging Germans to go on a ‘car fast’ for the season of Lent leading up to Easter. Katrin Dziekan of the UBA suggested special discounts on Deutsche Bahn and regional train services could be offered to those who abstain from cars for the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. The Minister for Environment and Nature...
  • Climate Change 2017: Global Warming Linked To Production Of Bread, Study Reveals

    03/02/2017 5:44:22 AM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    IBTimes ^ | 02 March 2017 6:54am | Pranshu Rathi
    The seemingly innocuous loaf of bread you just consumed may be contributing to global warming, according to a new published Wednesday in the science journal Nature Plants. [snip] “We found in every loaf there is embodied global warming resulting from the fertilizer applied to farmers’ fields to increase their wheat harvest. This arises from the large amount of energy needed to make the fertilizer and from nitrous oxide gas released when it is degraded in the soil,” Liam Goucher, lead author of the study, said in a statement. [snip] Although the report notes that cutting down on fertilizers may be...
  • With Climate Change, California Is Likely To See More Extreme Flooding

    02/28/2017 12:18:54 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    NPR ^ | February 28, 2017 | by Lauren Sommer
    Californians are in shock that after five years of too little water, the problem now is too much. Some are calling this a wake-up call for California as climate change could bring similar damage. But this shouldn't be a surprise, says Noah Diffenbaugh, a climate scientist at Stanford University. "It's actually exactly what has been predicted by scientists for at least 30 years," he says. He says California is likely to see more extreme flooding with climate change. And the reason is pretty simple. If it's warmer, storms produce more rain instead of snow. But that's not what California's water...
  • Obama administration neglected priorities to focus on climate change, new EPA chief says

    02/26/2017 5:44:48 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | David Sherfinski
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Saturday said the Obama administration neglected would-be department priorities to pursue a climate change agenda and hinted that a rollback of some regulations could be announced as soon as next week. “I wanted to send a message to those at the agency — there are some very important things that the EPA does for this country,” Mr. Pruitt said on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference. “There are air quality issues and water quality issues that cross state line[s].” “There’s some very important work to protect and provide leadership …...
  • Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ Says ‘Climate Deniers’ Suffer Psychological Delusions

    02/27/2017 12:54:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 68 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2017 | Chris White
    Bill Nye said Monday that climate change skeptics suffer from a psychological problem preventing them from understanding how so-called man-made global warming affects their daily lives. Climate change skeptics suffer from cognitive dissonance on global warming, a type of psychological disorder that prevents people from recognizing reality, the comedian and former TV show host told Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during a Facebook Live event. “To the deniers out there. I want you to think about what is called cognitive dissonance,” Nye said, referring to situations wherein people prefer to bury their head in the sand instead of facing reality. It’s...
  • California’s past megafloods – and the coming ARkStorm

    02/25/2017 7:47:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies
    Watts up with Thar? ^ | / 1 week ago February 17, 2017 | Guest Blogger
    Guest Essay By Larry Kummer. Posted at the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: To boost our fear, activists and journalists report the weather with amnesia about the past. Ten year records become astonishing events; weather catastrophes of 50 or 100 years ago are forgotten. It makes for good clickbait but cripples our ability to prepare for the inevitable. California’s history of floods and droughts gives a fine example — if we listen to the US Geological Survey’s reminder of past megafloods, and their warning of the coming ARkStorm. ” A 43-day storm that began in December 1861 put central and southern...
  • A new culprit for climate change is found, but it’s not of this Earth

    02/24/2017 8:38:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Since the media is all aflutter over proposed changes to the EPA and various climate-based regulations, we may as well visit (or revisit) the debate on climate change. Is it the result of activities of man or simply the normal patterns of changes in the Earth’s complicated biosphere? Some claim that it’s a combination of the two. But now, a team of astrophysicists has released new data which seems to support a decades-old theory which places the blame, shall we say, a bit further away. Since a picture is worth 1000 words, here’s a hint:That’s right. The actual culprit...