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  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 25, 2015

    04/25/2015 1:29:04 PM PDT · by Excellence · 20 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | April 25, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Near-term forecast and discussion of coming El Nino.
  • Epic Fail: Seven Big Failed Environmentalist Predictions

    04/25/2015 12:52:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/24/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    I recently discussed what it would take to prove that global warming is actually occurring, that it is caused by humans, and that it will be catastrophic. But that’s not the full picture. To understand why so many of us are so skeptical about global warming, you have to understand the environmentalists’ larger track record: a long series of failed predictions and bogus prognostications of doom. It has been 45 years now since the first Earth Day. You would think that in this time frame, given the urgency with which we were told we had to confront the supposed...
  • Wisconsins Shame: I Thought It Was a Home Invasion

    04/25/2015 5:36:41 AM PDT · by kindred · 18 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | David French
    (They came with a battering ram.) Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsins Act 10 also called the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs frantic barking. The entire house the windows and walls was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. VIDEO: David French Discusses Wisconsins Shame She wasnt dressed, but she started to run toward...
  • Climate models are WRONG: Global warming has slowed - recent changes down to natural variability'

    04/25/2015 5:14:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/23/2015 | By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    * Duke University study looked at 1,000 years of temperature records * It compared it to the most severe emissions scenarios by the IPCC * Found that natural variability can slow or speed the rate of warming * These 'climate wiggles' were not properly accounted for in IPCC report Global warming hasn't happened as fast as expected, according to a new study based on 1,000 years of temperature records. The research claims that natural variability in surface temperatures over the course of a decade can account for increases and dips in warming rates. But it adds that these so-called 'climate...
  • Climate models WRONG: Global-warming has slowed, recent changes are down to natural variability

    04/24/2015 7:50:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Global warming hasn't happened as fast as expected, according to a new study based on 1,000 years of temperature records. The research claims that natural variability in surface temperatures over the course of a decade can account for increases and dips in warming rates. But it adds that these so-called 'climate wiggles' could also, in the future, cause our planet to warm up much faster than anticipated....
  • Why I'm a Denier (Hint: Because it's Crap)

    04/24/2015 6:57:23 AM PDT · by cob201 · 9 replies
    Evansayet.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Evan Sayet
    http://evansayet.com/why-im-a-denier-hint-because-its-crap/
  • Why I'm A Denier (Hint: Because It's Crap

    04/24/2015 7:01:24 AM PDT · by cob201 · 17 replies
    Evansayet.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Evan Sayet
    Lets begin by acknowledging that the science of global warming is beyond the vast majority of us. Nonetheless, this does not mean we turn off our brains and simply accept the pronouncements of those sounding the alarm and offering their remedies. I am a global warming skeptic (to say the least) specifically because I have thought through the issue and the claims of the alarmists just dont add up. What follows is my thinking and what it is that has led me to conclude that global-warming is a leftist farce which is being perpetuated for both financial and political reasons.
  • Advection: The Forgotten Weather Factor.

    04/24/2015 6:48:03 AM PDT · by all the best · 5 replies
    drtimball.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Dr. Tim Ball
    The early Greeks had a better, more basic understanding of weather and climate than the people involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Indeed, the word climate derives from the Greek word klima, meaning inclination, referring to the climate conditions created by the angle of the Sun. They paid great attention to the wind, realizing its role in creating local, regional and seasonal conditions. They even erected a tower to the wind in Athens (Figure 1) with sculptures representing each major compass direction. The Greeks focused on the more important horizontal movement of air, technically called advection or...
  • Sierra Club ads chide Minnesota utilities over coal plants

    04/24/2015 6:13:29 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-23-15 | John Myers
    The Sierra Club is turning up the heat on Minnesota's largest utilities with another advertising campaign aimed at coal-fired power plants. The ads target Minnesota Power and Xcel Energy and come, not by chance, as the utilities are developing updates to their 15-year energy plan that go to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission later this year. The television ads started Thursday and will run on cable channels in northern Minnesota and in Xcel's coverage area. As part of its "Energy Forward'' plan to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, Minnesota Power already has stopped burning coal at its Laskin plant in...
  • Low or High, Great Lakes Water Levels Always Blamed on Global Warming

    04/23/2015 10:23:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 40 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/23/2015 | Jack Spencer
    Michigan legislators once tried restricting the sale of bottled water for fear of running out. Today, water levels are once again high and rising. Last spring, Great Lakes water levels rose above whats considered average, based on the brief 97-year period that they have been continuously measured. Since then, the lakes have risen enough to cause the sort of concerns associated with high-water periods of the Great Lakes cycle. Those concerns include disappearing beaches, flooding near waterfront dwellings, menacing waves, and even trouble for rescue teams. Great Lakes water levels rose so quickly compared to other periods that numerous claims...
  • Schwarzenegger Insists He's Not Turning Into Democrat, Explains GOP Skepticism Of Global Warming

    04/23/2015 9:59:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 23, 2015 | By Ryan Buxton
    During his time as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger championed issues -- like environmental conservation and stem cell research -- that are often associated with a Democratic agenda. So when Schwarzenegger joined HuffPost Live, Ricky Camilleri asked if the bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician is now becoming a "closet Democrat." "No, not at all," Schwarzenegger answered. "The Democratic Party has done a good job in grabbing some of those issues so you think they're Democratic issues. Those are people's issues. I don't see the environment as a Democratic issue or as a Republican issue." Schwarzenegger pointed to Theodore Roosevelt, who protected public land and...
  • 18 spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions made around the first Earth Day in 1970

    04/23/2015 7:26:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    AEI ^ | 04/23/2015 | Mark J. Perry
    In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around the time of the first Earth Day, and in the years following, there was a “torrent of apocalyptic predictions” and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article. Well, it’s now the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and a good time to ask the question again that Bailey asked 15 years ago: How accurate were the...
  • Obama honors Earth Day by using 9,180 gallons of jet fuel thats just the start

    04/22/2015 8:17:18 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Joseph Curl
    President Obama is celebrating Earth Day by flying in his jumbo jet down to Florida so he can tour the Everglades. The 1,836-mile roundtrip will consume 9,180 gallons of fuel on Air Force One, according to CBS White House reporter Mark Knoller. And thats just the presidents plane. There will a half-dozen support planes along for the trip, Marine One helicopters, and a 25- to 30-vehicle motorcade belching exhaust into the air.
  • Apple's climate change efforts might be based on misguided idealism

    04/21/2015 1:53:58 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    CIO ^ | Apr 21, 2015 6:03 AM | By Jim Lynch
    Apple has made it clear that it believes in global warming, and that it wants to fix what it regards as a problem. But should the company tone down its rhetoric on the issue? Under the leadership of Tim Cook, Apple has been a vocal advocate for certain policies, including what the company calls "climate change." While some have applauded Apple's commitment to battle global warming, I'm forced to wonder if the company's efforts aren't simply misguided. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that Apple is paying attention to the environment and that it's aware of its own...
  • The Environmental Insane Asylum

    04/21/2015 11:13:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/15 | Al Caruba
    Climate Change: A self-created political fiasco Earth Day was declared in 1970 and for the past 45 years we have all been living in the Environmental Insane Asylum, being told over and over again to believe things that are the equivalent of Green hallucinations. Now the entire month of April has been declared Earth Month, but in truth not a day goes by when we are not assailed with the bold-faced lies that comprise environmentalism. Around the globe, the worst part of this is that we are being victimized by people we are told to respect from the President of...
  • The Whitehouse-White House inquisition

    04/21/2015 10:12:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse recently had a Huff-Po tantrum. The Rhode Island Democrat was miffed that people criticized him and equally liberal Senate colleagues Barbara Boxer (CA) and Ed Markey (MA) for attacking skeptics of dangerous manmade climate change like Spanish Inquisition tormentors. He says the skeptic communitys overheated response mischaracterized their motives and muddled their important messages: Global warming is the most serious threat we face today. Financial incentives can affect behavior, which is why the public and Congress need to know who funded the skeptics research. And companies that produce harmful products want to foment uncertainty about well-established health...
  • Migrant tragedies will worsen as climate changes push more from homes

    04/21/2015 7:16:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 21, 2015 | By Michael Werz and Max Hoffman
    The migrant crisis in the Mediterranean is symptomatic of deep dislocation in the Sahel region and sub-Saharan Africa dislocation exacerbated by climate change. Climate change is affecting such basic environmental conditions as rainfall patterns and temperatures and is contributing to more frequent natural disasters like floods and droughts. Over the long term, these changing conditions can undermine the rural livelihoods of farming, herding and fishing. The resulting rural dislocation is a factor in peoples decisions to migrate. Migratory decisions are complex, of course, and nobody would argue that climate change is the only factor driving them. But climate change...
  • McConnell: Comparing climate skeptics to slaveholders a depressing new low

    04/20/2015 4:33:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 20, 2015 | Devin Henry
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) on Monday described an editorial in the Lexington Herald-Leader equating those opposed to climate protections to slaveholders as a depressing new low. In an editorial last week, the Lexington Herald-Leader wrote that McConnell and others opposed to stricter environmental rules will be regarded one day in the same way we think of 19th-century apologists for human slavery. How could economic interests bind them to the immortality of their position? the paper asked then. The editorial said McConnell should listen to public opinion and drop his opposition to President Obama's greenhouse gas reduction plans. The...
  • VIDEO: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    04/20/2015 2:35:29 PM PDT · by Maceman · 11 replies
    YouTube | March 8, 2007 | Martin Durkin, Producer
    Before I would believe in Anthropogenic Global Warming, I would require that any alarmist arguing the theory watch THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE, and produce refutation by CREDIBLE scientists of every point made in that film. THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE - Watch the full 85-minute video here.
  • Here's What It Would Take to Prove Global Warming

    04/20/2015 9:09:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/20/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    Recently, Reason‘s Ronald Bailey asked what it would take to convince conservatives and libertarians that global warming is real. If generally rising temperatures, decreasing diurnal temperature differences, melting glacial and sea ice, smaller snow extent, stronger rainstorms, and warming oceans are not enough to persuade you that man-made climate [change] is occurring, what evidence would be? This has since been picked up by Jonathan Adler at the Washington Post‘s token right-leaning blog, the Volokh Conspiracy. There’s no pressure: Bailey and Adler merely insinuate that you are “obscurantist”—that is, you hate new knowledge—if you don’t agree. That, by the way—the...
  • UN Chief Wants Action on $100 Billion Climate Fund

    04/20/2015 7:24:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/20/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    More than five years after President Obama and other leaders agreed on a 2020 goal of raising $100 billion each year from public and private sources to help developing countries deal with climate change, the United Nations wants to see action. Ahead of Earth Day on Wednesday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pointing to a meeting next month in New York where he says he will be looking for clear indications from governments and investors as to how the ambitious goal will be reached.
  • Greens against the poor

    04/19/2015 8:18:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2015-04-19 | Stephen Moore
    Lexus liberals ignore how their climate change agenda hurts the less fortunateBarack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and the whole gang of Democratic leaders claim that one of their highest priorities is to lift up the middle class and reduce the income gap between rich and poor.That goal collides with what they admit is their very highest priority: stopping climate change. Their agenda is driven by the millionaire and billionaire Democratic donors who make the party possible. But the agenda also involves making energy, home heating, transportation and just about everything else less efficient and more expensive to the middle...
  • Climate change group praises Jeb Bush for 'leadership'

    04/19/2015 4:56:55 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 25 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush on Friday in New Hampshire called for the U.S. "to work with the rest of the world to negotiate a way to reduce carbon emissions. The remarks at a "Politics & Eggs" event brought praise from billionaire Tom Steyer's group NextGen Climate, which has spent millions in recent elections blasting Republicans on climate change. "Jeb Bush demonstrated leadership today on the issue of climate changedistancing himself from the other Republican presidential hopefuls and demonstrating why climate change doesnt have to be a partisan issue," the group said in an email to reporters. "Today in New Hampshire, Bush expressed...
  • Obama Warns: 'No Greater Threat to Our Planet Than Climate Change'

    04/19/2015 1:21:25 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 67 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 18, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    In Saturday's weekly address, President Obama declared 2014 the "warmest year on record" and because of that, he furthered, "climate change can no longer be denied -- or ignored." "This winter was cold in parts of our country -- as some folks in Congress like to point out -- but around the world, it was the warmest ever recorded," Obama said. The result, he continued: stronger storms, deeper droughts, and longer wildfire seasons. And with a nod back to his recent statements about how climate change caused his daughter's asthma, Obama warned that the air kids breathe is dangerous.
  • Think Global Warming Is Bad? Wait Until You Meet Sustainability

    04/19/2015 9:28:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | William Briggs
    The problem with global warming is that eventually it must meet reality. Either the globe is warming up at horrific rates as the models have promised, or it isnt. And if it isnt, then those still calling themselves scientists, and meaning it, must admit failure and move on.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 18, 2015

    04/18/2015 6:20:02 PM PDT · by Excellence · 7 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | April 18, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi weather forecast and rant!
  • Congressmen To NASA: Stop Wasting Money On Global Warming Research

    04/18/2015 3:46:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Republican lawmakers chastised the head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Friday, saying the agencys obsession with global warming is undercutting space exploration programs. There are 13 other agencies involved in climate change research, but only one that is responsible for space exploration, Texas Rep. Lamar Smith told NASA administrator Charles Bolden in a hearing. The administration continues to starve NASAs exploration programs to fund a partisan environmental agenda, Smith said. NASA simply deserves better. Republicans are concerned that NASA is spending too much money on Earth sciences while cutting funding for space exploration. President Barack Obamas 2016 budget...
  • I-80 Remains Closed In Wyoming as Poor Weather Hampers Cleanup

    04/17/2015 5:52:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | 4-17-2015 | Jess Baker
    A 150-mile stretch of Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Rawlins, Wyoming, remained closed Friday afternoon, more than 20 hours after major wrecks involving dozens of semi trucks forced police to close it down. Blinding, blowing snow hit southern Wyoming Thursday, creating impossible driving conditions that police say likely led to a series of three wrecks along the interstate. More than 30 commercial vehicles and 12 passenger cars were involved. Photos show the semi trucks piled up on one another. No one was killed, but about a dozen people were hospitalized. Poor weather continued to hammer the area into Friday, complicating...
  • Sustainability gone mad on college campuses

    Syracuse University alumni are new additions to the lengthening list of people who can stop contributing to their alma maters. The university has succumbed after, one suspects, not much agonizing to the temptation to indulge in progressive gestures. It will divest all fossil fuel stocks from its endowment. It thereby trumps Stanford, whose halfhearted exercise in right-mindedness has been to divest only coal stocks. Evidently carbon from coal is more morally disquieting than carbon from petroleum. The effect of these decisions on the consumption of fossil fuels will be nil; the effect on the growth of institutions endowments...
  • Obama Expected to Bind US to CO2 Reduction at Paris Climate Meeting This Year

    04/16/2015 7:37:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/16/2015 | Fred Singer
    In his State-of-the-Union address, president Obama again confirmed that saving the climate remains one of his top priorities. Yet an official December 2014 confab in Lima, Peru didn't really conclude anything -- certainly no binding Protocol to limit emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) -- but it "kicked the can down the road" to the next international gabfest in Paris, scheduled for 2015.
  • The Climate Change War Heats Up

    04/15/2015 10:18:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/15 | Al Caruba
    Failed global warming hoax is a war on our entire economic system, capitalism There is so much at stake for the charlatans that have foisted the failed global warming hoax, followed by the equally dubious claims and predictions regarding climate change, that it should come as no surprise that they have begun to wage a propaganda war on the courageous scientists who led the struggle to educate the public about the truth and the organizations who supported their efforts. Along the way, many groups and publications claiming scientific credentials abandoned those standards to pump out global warming and climate change...
  • The Climate Change War Heats Up

    04/15/2015 7:22:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Alan Caruba
    There is so much at stake for the charlatans that have foisted the failed global warming hoax, followed by the equally dubious claims and predictions regarding climate change, that it should come as no surprise that they have begun to wage a propaganda war on the courageous scientists who led the struggle to educate the public about the truth and the organizations who supported their efforts. Along the way, many groups and publications claiming scientific credentials abandoned those standards to pump out global warming and climate change propaganda. Scientists discovered they could secure grant money for research so long as...
  • Cold snaps linger despite climate change

    04/15/2015 5:25:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Keep a winter coat and mittens handy. A new climate analysis from scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Reading (UK) found that under climate warming, cold air outbreaks, or CAOs, are projected to continue over North America but less frequently. In a geographic swath stretching from Alaska and southwestern Canada to the northwestern and mid-western United States, the top five coldest historical events may still happen. Indeed, as humans, ecosystems, and societal infrastructures adapt to an average warmer climate, these findings show continued future challenges in coping with extreme cold events. "Our research isolated the changes...
  • Scott Walker slammed as climate change denier

    04/15/2015 4:13:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Capital Times ^ | April 15, 2015 | Mike Ivey
    Billionaire hedge fund manager and green power advocate Tom Steyer is taking Gov. Scott Walker to task, accusing the Republican presidential hopeful of being a pawn for fossil fuel interests and a climate change denier. In a full page ad running in the Wisconsin State Journal Tuesday, Steyers group NextGen Climate blasts the states GOP leadership for promoting a war on science by banning work on climate change. The group calls out Walker specifically for staying silent on the issue and for signing a Koch-backed anti-climate change pledge. Fossil fuel interests like the Koch Brothers have made millions while opposing...
  • U of Delaware spurns House Democrats probe into climate professor (Hack attacks "climate skeptic")

    04/14/2015 12:51:14 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/14/2015 | Valerie Richardson
    --snip-- The congressman has since received enormous pushback from academics, scientists and others who say his investigation amounts to a witch hunt, in the words of Mr. Pielke. Mr. Legates, the former Delaware state climatologist, is a geography professor and former director of the universitys Center for Climatic Research. He has come under fire from the climate change movement for disputing its contention that rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will lead to catastrophic temperature increases.
  • The new Inquisition Thomas Sowell zings lawmakers looking to intimidate 'non-consensus' scienti

    04/14/2015 7:01:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices long enough to even think about such things? Meanwhile, attempts to shut down people whose free speech interferes with other peoples political agendas go on, with remarkably little notice, much less outrage. The Internal Revenue Services targeting the tax-exempt status of conservative groups is just one of these attempts to fight political battles by shutting up the opposition, rather than answering them. Another insidious attempt to...
  • National PAC Buys Ad Attacking Gov. Walkers War on Science

    04/14/2015 1:29:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    WUWM Public Radio ^ | April 14, 2015 | By ANN-ELISE HENZL & MICHELLE MATERNOWSKI
    A full-page ad ran in the Wisconsin State Journal Tuesday pulling Gov. Walker into the debate over a recent decision to bar workers on a state board from talking about and working on items related to climate change. The decision has received national and international attention. The newspaper ad suggests Gov. Scott Walkers policies amount to a war on science meant to protect the investments of the Koch brothers and other conservative backers. The PAC NextGen Climate Action bought the newspaper ad. The PAC is run by billionaire and Democrat Tom Steyer.
  • Former UN Global Warming Chief: Coal Is Essential

    04/14/2015 8:27:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    With environmentalists calling for divestment from fossil fuels, the former United Nations climate chief has gone against the grain and defended using the Green Climate Fund to finance coal projects. There are massive challenges in terms of poverty eradication where coal is a logical choice from a cost effectiveness point of view, and you really have to be in a position to offer those countries an economically viable alternative before you begin to rule out coal, Yvo de Boer, the former head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, told the news site Responding to Climate Change (RCC). Its...
  • Northeast Has Snowiest Winter Since 1717

    04/14/2015 11:31:14 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    Pirates Cove ^ | April 13, 2015
    A report from the Overheated Planet (Daily Caller) This past winter broke tons of low temperature records across the eastern seaboard, but would you have guessed the Northeast just had the snowiest winter since the Little Ice Age? Looking back through accounts of big snows in New England by the late weather historian David Ludlum, it appears for the eastern areas, this winters snowblitz may have delivered the most snow since perhaps 1717, wrote seasoned meteorologist Joe DAleo with Weatherbell Analytics.
  • Report: Donors on Left Plan Big Climate Change Push for 2016

    04/14/2015 7:30:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | April 13, 2015 | Jason Devaney
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is playing a big role in a liberal conference this week, signifying that a wealthy group of donors from the left plans to make climate change a factor in the 2016 presidential election. According to Politico, Steyer is scheduled to host three sessions dealing with climate change during the spring gathering of the Democracy Alliance in San Francisco. The conference began Sunday and will conclude Wednesday. Politico reports the group will urge its members to donate money to several environmental groups, a list that includes LeadingGreen an alliance between the Natural Resources Defense Council...
  • Dutch government taken to court on climate change

    04/14/2015 6:26:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 14, 2015
    Campaigners in the Netherlands are taking the government to court for allegedly failing to protect its citizens from climate change. The class action lawsuit, involving almost 900 citizens, aims to force the government to cut emissions faster. The first hearing opened in the Hague on Tuesday. It is said to be the first time in Europe that citizens have tried to hold a state responsible for alleged inaction on climate change. It is also believed to be the first case in the world in which human rights are used - alongside domestic law - as a legal basis to protect...
  • Senate committee OKs increased energy regulation

    04/14/2015 6:12:13 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    CalWatchDog ^ | April 14, 2015 | Dave Roberts
    A bill that ratchets up energy restrictions in California passed a Senate policy committee last week, despite concerns from business representatives and Republican legislators that it will drive up energy costs, cost jobs and place too much power in the hands of unelected bureaucrats.
  • China to surpass U.S. as top cause of modern global warming ('shared' blame policy emerging?)

    04/13/2015 6:36:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/13/15 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    OSLO, April 13 (Reuters) - China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for U.N.-led action, in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act. China's cumulative greenhouse gas emissions since 1990, when governments were becoming aware of climate change, will outstrip those of the United States in 2015 or 2016, according to separate estimates by experts in Norway and the United States. The shift, reflecting China's stellar economic growth, raises questions about historical blame for rising temperatures and more floods, desertification, heatwaves and...
  • Hillary Clinton to make climate top of agenda for White House run

    04/13/2015 3:07:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Responding to Climate Change ^ | April 13, 2015 | Ed King
    Presidential bid could be first in US history to make global warming key election issue, highlighting differences with Republicans. John Podesta, who recently quit his job as advisor to President Barack Obama, tweeted this would be “top of the agenda” for Clinton as she prepares her run for the White House. John Podesta ✔ @johnpodesta Helping working families succeed, building small businesses, tackling climate change & clean energy. Top of the agenda. #Hillary2016 3:45 PM - 12 Apr 2015 A Washington veteran who was also advisor to Bill Clinton, Podesta is widely credited as the brains behind Obama’s climate change...
  • Here's What a Hillary Clinton Presidency Would Mean for Global Warming

    04/13/2015 3:11:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | April 13, 2015 | By Ben Adler
    It's strange to remember how bitterly divisive the 2008 Democratic presidential primary battle was. Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's platforms and ideological positioning were awfully similar. And on the chief difference between themObama's less hawkish foreign policythe victor wiped away that distinction by appointing Clinton as secretary of state. Now Clinton has announced her candidacy and is poised to coast through the 2016 Democratic primaries as her party's prohibitive favorite. Would a Clinton presidency be essentially a third Obama term? On climate change and energy, it seems the answer is yes. For better and for worse, Clinton's record and stances...
  • Have We Passed the Point of No Return on Climate Change?

    04/13/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Scientific American ^ | April 13, 2015 | By EarthTalk
    Dear EarthTalk: What is the best way to measure how close we are to the dreaded "point of no return" with climate change? In other words, when do we think we will have gone too far? David Johnston, via EarthTalk.org While we may not yet have reached the point of no return - when no amount of cutbacks on greenhouse gas emissions will save us from potentially catastrophic global warming - climate scientists warn we may be getting awfully close. Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution a century ago, the average global temperature has risen some 1.6 degrees...
  • Why Environmentalists Will Eventually Hate Renewable Power

    04/13/2015 11:37:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2015-04-13 | Donald Kendal
    The proliferation of renewable energy will never please environmentalists. In fact, the more efficient and inexpensive energies like solar and wind become, the more environmentalists will fear and eventually hate them.Currently, arguments against renewable energy are based on the accurate claim they are too inefficient to become widespread. The technology behind solar and wind power are just not where they need to be to justify widespread use. In October 2014, data revealed the massive Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert fell well short of its anticipated output. During an eight-month period in 2013, the solar plant...
  • Sowell: The New Inquisition

    04/13/2015 11:39:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 14, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices long enough to even think about such things? Meanwhile, attempts to shut down people whose free speech interferes with other people's political agendas go on, with remarkably little notice, much less outrage. The Internal Revenue Service's targeting the tax-exempt status of conservative groups is just one of these attempts to fight political battles by shutting up the opposition, rather than answering them. Another insidious attempt to...
  • Thousands March Through Snow Protesting Global Warming

    The Gore effect has struck again, this time forcing thousands of Canadian eco-activists to march through the snow over the weekend, rallying against global warming on a cold Quebec City day. The Globe and Mail reports the Act On Climate Change march included representatives from First Nations, environmental activists and political groups who are trying to convince politicians to ban oil sands extraction and prevent pipelines from being built to bring that oil to market. Protesters dressed in red even marched in a formation that made a thermometer, meant to send a message about climate change, the Globe and Mail...
  • Trade agreement is a Trojan horse for Obama's immigration agenda

    04/13/2015 10:07:07 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 13, 2015 | By Curtis Ellis
    Congress is considering whether to give President Obama the power to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping international regulatory agreement the White House describes as "rules for the world's economy" and the U.S. TPP regulates everything from the environment and energy (climate change, anyone?) to minimum wages, food and, most notably, immigration. If approved, the Trans-Pacific Partnership would have the force of a treaty. Its regulations would override U.S. law. With fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA), only a simple majority in both houses of Congress, not a two-thirds supermajority in the Senate, would be needed for approval. Congress could...