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  • Human Extinction Isn't That Unlikely

    04/30/2016 2:25:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | ROBINSON MEYER
    “A typical person is more than five times as likely to die in an extinction event as in a car crash,” says a new report.Nuclear war. Climate change. Pandemics that kill tens of millions. These are the most viable threats to globally organized civilization. They’re the stuff of nightmares and blockbusters—but unlike sea monsters or zombie viruses, they’re real, part of the calculus that political leaders consider everyday. And according to a new report from the U.K.-based Global Challenges Foundation, they’re much more likely than we might think. In its annual report on “global catastrophic risk,” the nonprofit debuted a...
  • Editorial: The heretical Minnesota heart study: When science stops asking questions

    04/30/2016 4:16:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 apr 2016
    In the second half of the 20th century, conventional wisdom in the medical community held that overconsumption of saturated fats — the kind found in milk, cheese, meats and butter — was dangerous. And so, between 1968 and 1973, a well-planned, well-executed study involving more than 9,000 patients was performed to test this widely accepted relationship between diet and heart disease. The results of the Minnesota Coronary Experiment were notable for two reasons. First, the findings contradicted much of what was believed at the time: The study demonstrated that people who ate a diet rich in saturated fats did not...
  • New ad rips Cruz and Trump as “dangerous” on climate change

    04/29/2016 7:24:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2016 | Joe Garofoli
    Not only will Burlingame be the center of the Republican political universe for three days starting Friday, when White House presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich speak at the state Republican Convention, but some Democrats are taking advantage of the media spotlight shining on California, too. Billionaire San Francisco environmental activist Tom Steyer launched an 30-second ad Thursday ripping Cruz and Trump for their dubious attitudes toward climate change and urging people to vote against them. On Monday, the former hedge fund manager has announced his NextGen Climate Action super PAC would spend $25 million this year...
  • The new climate spin: trying to reach conservatives by making fighting climate change ‘patriotic’

    04/26/2016 12:41:20 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Conservatives’ attitudes toward climate change and other environmental concerns shift when the issues are reframed in terms more closely aligned with their values, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. Researchers found that people who identified as conservative were more likely to support “pro-environmental” ideals when the issues were framed as matters of obeying authority, defending the purity of nature and demonstrating patriotism. The study underscores the ways in which discussions of important topics are informed by a person’s moral and ideological perspective, said the study’s lead author, Christopher Wolsko, an assistant professor of psychology at OSU-Cascades. “We think...
  • Swedish Govt Spends Millions Telling Citizens To Eat Insects To End Global Warming

    04/28/2016 9:51:15 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Apr 2016 | Oliver Lane
    The Swedish government is showing their commitment to green principles and fighting climate change by spending tax payer money on developing ‘meat’ made out of crickets and mealworms. Vinnova, the Swedish government agency that distributes money for research and development, spending some 2.7 billion kronor (£230 million) a year has announced its latest tranche of funding for creating a greener, more sustainable future — by weaning Europe off meat. It is hoped people will want to eat a so-called “climate smart” diet instead, reports FriaTider.
  • Don’t look now but the Earth is getting greener

    04/27/2016 4:49:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Since both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sander are quite keen to talk about climate change and carbon taxes, let’s take a brief break from the campaign trail and check in on how Mother Gaia is doing these days. We’ve recorded what some climate scientists claim is a string of record warmest months over the past year and if I were judging by the almost snow-free, mild winter we just enjoyed in upstate New York and the rest of the northeast (watch out for the bears) I’d have to agree. So I assume this means we’re all doomed. But oddly...
  • EPA Continues To Implement Global Warming Plan Supreme Court Said It Couldn’t

    04/27/2016 3:36:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials are moving ahead with a key part of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) despite the Supreme Court issuing a stay against the agency’s global warming plan in February. The EPA submitted a proposal to the White House for green energy subsidies for states that meet the federally mandated carbon dioxide reduction goals early. The Clean Energy Incentive Program would give “credit for power generated by new wind and solar projects in 2020 and 2021” and a “double credit for energy efficiency measures in low-income communities,” according to Politico’s Morning Energy.The move seems to violate the...
  • Climate activist Steyer launching voter drive on college campuses

    04/27/2016 11:48:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    thehill ^ | 04/25/16 | Timothy Cama
    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer is launching a $25 million campaign to get millennials to vote for candidates who care about climate change this year. The effort through Steyer’s NextGen Climate organization, for which he’s the main donor, will focus on sending campaigners to more than 200 colleges in seven battleground states. Steyer said the effort is meant to take advantage of millennials’ strong convictions and desire to take action on climate change and to direct that energy toward electing the right people to office. “Today, over 80 percent of young voters prefer candidates who offer clean energy solutions, so...
  • The Science ISN'T Settled: A Response to the Climate Change Crybullies (Feat. Mark Steyn)

    04/26/2016 6:38:08 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 4/25/16 | The New Criterion
    In the face of a monolithically climate alarmist academia, media and government, several courageous individuals are working to unsettle the purportedly “settled science” of climate change, arguing that carbon dioxide atmospheric enrichment provides manifold benefits for mankind, that flawed economic models are being used to justify anti-capitalist and destructive public policies, that mild warming of the planet ought to be celebrated and fighting back courageously against those who wish to chill free speech by using the law to litigate science. This is their story. Featured speakers include Mark Steyn, international bestselling author and commentator, Dr. Craig Idso, Founder Former President...
  • Study: European Plan To Reduce CO2 Emissions Actually Increased Them(DOH!)

    04/26/2016 9:29:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Andrew Follett
    Europe’s plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by switching from conventional oil to biofuels actually ended up increasing emissions, according to a study published Monday by the environmental group Transport & Environment (T&E). The study found, on average, biofuel from vegetable oil creates 80 percent more CO2 emissions than the conventional oil it replaces. The report estimates the biofuels create new emissions equivalent to putting an extra 12 million cars on the road.
  • Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth'

    04/25/2016 5:16:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth' - BBC News. By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst Carbon dioxide emissions from industrial society have driven a huge growth in trees and other plants. A new study says that if the extra green leaves prompted by rising CO2 levels were laid in a carpet, it would cover twice the continental USA. Climate sceptics argue the findings show that the extra CO2 is actually benefiting the planet. But the researchers say the fertilisation effect diminishes over time. They warn the positives of CO2 are likely to be outweighed by the negatives. The lead...
  • U.S. Senator: 'Global Warming is...the Moral Challenge of Our Generation' [Jeff Merkley]

    04/25/2016 3:11:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2016 | 3:26 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    In a speech he said he was giving “to recognize the importance of the signing” of the Paris climate agreement, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) declared on the Senate floor last week that “global warming is…the more challenge of our generation.” […] “We know what the stakes are,” the senator said. “We don’t need computer models to look 50 years into the future because the impacts are here today. We see it in our own communities. We see it in our own States. We see it through the impact of droughts, the impact of wildfires, the impact of heat waves, the...
  • Climate deniers: It’s time to stop denying

    04/25/2016 4:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2016 | Bill Nye
    Thirty-five dollars: As I write, that’s the price for a barrel of oil. We’re extracting like crazy and burning like there’s no tomorrow, for real, pumping carbon dioxide into the air we all share. Meanwhile, very few pumps are turning a profit. Ten thousand dollars: that’s what I would have offered a climate change denier pundit, who prefers to be called a climate change “doubter.” I was ready to pay Marc Morano $10,000 if 2016 turns out not to be one of the 10 hottest years ever recorded. He didn’t take the bet, because 2016 will indeed be among the...
  • The Horror! Climate Change Is Making The Weather More Pleasant

    04/25/2016 3:19:59 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/22/2016 | John Merline
    A research letter published in the journal Nature finds that climate change has made the weather in the United States far more enjoyable over the past four decades.
  • Report: Obama’s Global Warming Plan Would Cost Poor Americans $44 Billion, Raise Taxes By 166%

    04/24/2016 11:43:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 23, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    resident Obama’s global warming plan would cost America’s poorest families billions annually, according to a report published Thursday by the Manhattan Institute. The study estimates that Obama’s global warming plan would increase the costs of living for the poorest American families an additional $19 billion per year, equivalent to increasing their taxes by 166 percent. The tax increase would also raise taxes on other poor families by an extra $25 billion, equal to a 33 percent tax increase. Living costs for the richest households would only increase by 4 percent.Obama wants to implement the Enviromental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan,...
  • Tribes have up close perspective on climate change

    04/24/2016 5:57:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 23, 2016 | By Fawn Sharp
    QUINAULT tribal members can attest to the urgency of climate change from an up-close and personal perspective. We're being forced to relocate part of our village of Taholah on the Washington coast. Ocean encroachment, increasingly severe storm surges and flooding are forcing more than 1,000 of our people to permanently move to higher ground. Tribes are not primary contributors to weather changes. Blame it on industrial smoke stacks, thousands of cars that clog the freeways and exploiters who destroy natural habitat. But we're often the first to feel the impact because of our proximity and connection with rivers, inland seas...
  • Obama Declares America ‘the World's Second-Largest Source of Climate Pollution’

    04/23/2016 2:04:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 23, 2016 | 10:33 AM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    In an email sent yesterday as Secretary of State John Kerry was signing a global “climate change” agreement at the United Nations, President Obama, who was in Great Britain, said that the United States was “the world’s second-largest source of climate pollution.” Obama’s message was sent to the White House email list and posted on the White House website. “This is important because the impact of climate change is real,” Obama said in his email. “As the world’s second-largest source of climate pollution, America has a responsibility to act. The stakes are enormous—our planet, our children, our future,“ Obama said....
  • What if the Left Doesn’t Really Want to Achieve its Policy Goals?

    04/23/2016 4:53:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    Here is something I bet you haven’t thought about. We naturally assume that that public policy advocates actually want to achieve the things they advocate. But there are a lot of people both on the right and the left – but especially on the left – for whom that probably isn’t true.Suppose you could wave a magic wand and eliminate global warming forever. You might think that all the environmental organizations and all the environmental scientists and would get out the champagne and cerebrate. More likely their offices would look like a wake. Causes are vehicles to money and power....
  • These Earth Day predictions from 1970 never came true

    04/22/2016 5:10:54 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 Apr 2016
    Back in 1970, when the world celebrated the first Earth Day, environmentalists were worried that without dramatic measures, the future would be catastrophic for the Earth and civilization. But their grim predictions haven’t come true, The Daily Caller News Foundation pointed out today, assembling a list of seven incorrect predictions of doom regarding the planet and civilization. The following are highlights from their list. The end of civilization within three decades Nobel laureate George Wald prophesied in 1970 that civilization would end “unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind,” The Daily Caller reported. Civilization is still here. Hundreds...
  • Climate Hustle Trailer [Video: One Night Theater Event Coming in May!]

    04/22/2016 3:41:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/3/16
    One-night national theater event -- May 2, 2016. Visit www.ClimateHustle.com for info on tickets and locations.
  • U.S. Signs UN Climate Pact Blasted as Disastrous by Scientific, Economic Experts

    04/22/2016 3:06:06 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 April 2016 | by William F. Jasper
    Presidents, prime ministers, dictators, and potentates from 175 countries gathered at the United Nations in New York Friday to sign the UN’s Paris climate accord, which proponents say is aimed at slowing the (fictitious) crisis of global warming by reducing manmade greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2). Secretary of State John Kerry (shown), with his granddaughter on his lap, signed for President Obama, who was returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. President Obama declared last December, following the Paris summit that the newly-created pact "represents the best chance we have to save the one planet...
  • Seven Earth Day predictions that failed spectacularly

    04/22/2016 12:51:31 PM PDT · by rxsid · 25 replies
    wattsupwiththat ^ | April 22, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    Seven Earth Day predictions that failed spectacularly Anthony Watts / 2 hours ago April 22, 2016 Never Trust The Doom-Mongers: Earth Day Predictions That Were All Wrong Environmentalists truly believed and predicted that the planet was doomed during the first Earth Day in 1970, unless drastic actions were taken to save it. Humanity never quite got around to that drastic action, but environmentalists still recall the first Earth Day fondly and hold many of the predictions in high regard. So this Earth Day, The Daily Caller News Foundation takes a look at predictions made by environmentalists around the original Earth...
  • Alec Baldwin: Climate Change Denial ‘A Form of Mental Illness’

    04/22/2016 12:00:18 PM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Apr 2016 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview with AFP, actor and comedian Alec Baldwin sounded off on climate change at the United Nations. Baldwin touted the importance and described those skeptical of the theory to be suffering from “mental illness.”
  • Keep In Mind This Earth Day That Trees Are NOT Going Extinct(think spotted owls)

    04/22/2016 7:02:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/22/2016 | Chris White
    And in 2013, Randall Donohue, a research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia, published research showing very similar findings to those found by Idso and others. Donohue used satellite images and found the Earth is greening, which seemingly runs counter to arguments made by environmentalist activist that global warming is causing mass droughts and tree and plant death. “Lots of papers have shown an average increase in vegetation across the globe, and there is a lot of speculation about what’s causing that,” Donohue noted a press release.
  • De Blasio to mandate energy retrofits for privately owned buildings

    04/22/2016 3:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Politico New York ^ | April 22, 2016 | David Giambusso
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that he will impose mandates on the commercial real estate sector to achieve dramatic greenhouse gas emissions among the city's building stock — by far the city's biggest contributor to global warming. In an announcement tied to Earth Day, the mayor's office said the requirements, along with city programs and incentives, would help kickstart the mayor's goal of cutting building emissions dramatically over the next 35 years. The mandates are a significant development for the city's real estate world. When de Blasio announced a plan two years ago to cut building emissions, he threatened...
  • Global Warming Feels Quite Pleasant

    04/22/2016 8:28:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 21, 2016 | PATRICK J. EGAN and MEGAN MULLIN
    CHRISTMAS in New York was lovely this year — especially for those who prefer to spend the day working on their tans. It was the city’s warmest ever, with temperatures peaking at 66 degrees. Record-breaking temperatures are occurring with alarming frequency in the United States, but Americans are reacting with a collective shrug. In a poll taken in January, after the country’s warmest December on record, the Pew Research Center found that climate change ranked close to last on a list of the public’s policy priorities. Why? In a paper published on Wednesday in the journal Nature, we provide one...
  • Sovereignty In An Age of Bondage

    04/22/2016 8:11:33 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-22-2016 | MOTUS
    Imagine you’re the Queen of England, celebrating your 90th birthday:and the President of the United States and his lovely bride show upto have a birthday lunch with you, albeit a day late because they’re very important people and had  previous engagements.  As you can see Lady M is honoring both the Queen and The Artist Formerly Known As Prince by wearing her Purple Reign frock.And as long as he was there, President Barry used the occasion to lobby you and your subjects to stay in the European Union. He even had an editorial written for him to address the royal...
  • Paris climate agreement on track for early start

    04/22/2016 7:23:42 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 14 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 4/22/2016 | AP
    As many as 170 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule. U.N. officials say the signing ceremony Friday will set a record for international diplomacy: Never before have so many countries inked an agreement on the first day of the signing period. That could help pave the way for the pact to become effective long before the original 2020 deadline — possibly this year— though countries must first formally approve...
  • The 7 Most Idiotic, Hypocritical Things You’ll See On Earth Day Tomorrow, GUARANTEED

    04/21/2016 11:12:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/22/16 | Caleb Howe
    This year, once again, April 22 is the date for the dumbest holiday on earth, Earth Day. Despite it’s name, it is not a celebration of the Earth or God’s Creation or the majesty of nature but, instead, a wholly cynical pretend “holiday” that is designed to make radical environmentalist wackos seem mainstream and normal so that, ultimately, money can be taken from middle class Americans and given to people in other countries. It should be called Hooray for Redistribution Day. Or, you know, something similar to my idea but that is good and clever. On this absurd day (out-absurded...
  • Jackie Daily show interview Mark Morano of new documentary CLIMATE HUSTLE

    04/21/2016 6:28:31 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 5 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 4/19/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    @JackiDailyShow talks with Marc Morano of @ClimateDepot discusses his movie Climate Hustle @climate_hustle. https://soundcloud.com/jacki-daily/jacki-talks-with-marc-morano-about-the-movie-climate-hustle
  • SunEdison files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    04/21/2016 7:39:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:04am EDT | Arathy S. Nair
    U.S. solar energy company SunEdison Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, becoming one of the largest non-financial companies to do so in the past 10 years. Once the fastest-growing U.S. renewable energy developer, SunEdison embarked on an aggressive acquisition strategy that left it struggling with $12 billion in debt. In its bankruptcy filing, the company said it had assets of $20.7 billion and liabilities of $16.1 billion as of Sept. 30. Although solar project developers such as SunEdison continue to benefit from robust demand, their shares have been hit by investor concerns that demand could fall in...
  • Welcome to Green Energy Poverty Week(DENIER!!!)

    04/21/2016 9:40:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Friday is Earth Day for the left and you’ll hear no end of crowing about it. Not by accident, it also coincides with the day that the Paris Climate Agreement supposedly goes into effect. This plan, which President Obama signed onto in a non-binding fashion without any sort of blessing from Congress, signals the start of something very different: the prospect of rapidly rising energy costs in America for no discernible payoff. For that reason, those in the energy community have chosen to counter Earth Day by naming April 17-23 “Green Energy Poverty Week.”
  • Bernie Sanders’ ‘War’ On Climate Change Would Sharply Boost CO2 Emissions

    04/21/2016 4:06:41 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/20/2016 | Staff
    Elections: Bernie Sanders gets enthusiastic support from environmentalists for his tough talk on climate change. Do they know that his plan, if enacted, would increase CO2 emissions? If they do know, why do they remain silent?
  • 'Earth Now' (moronialls unite to fight)

    04/20/2016 10:01:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    coachellafm.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | unknown
    'Earth NOW' is a four part series about the Energy Revolution, climate change, ecosystems, species, water and sustainability that prompts the public, cities, states and countries to act faster on protecting the planet. KCOD CoachellaFM worked in collaboration with The Desert Sun and One Nation (organized by The USA Today Network & The Desert Sun) to develop the podcast leading up to the One Nation climate change event being held at Sunnylands in The Coachella Valley on April 20th, 2016. One Nation is hosting 10 events across the country that each focus on an important issue in the 2016 election.
  • The Political Death of American Coal

    04/19/2016 5:07:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 19,2016 | Stephen Moore
    There was a time in America — and it wasn't even so long ago — that liberals cared a lot about working-class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions — e.g., raising the minimum wage — but at least their hearts were in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. Radical environmentalists took control of the Democratic Party. These leftists care more about the supposed rise of the oceans than the financial survival of the middle class. The industrial unions made a catastrophic decision to get in bed with these...
  • EARTH'S HOT STREAK CONTINUES FOR A RECORD 11 MONTHS

    04/19/2016 11:31:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    AP ^ | April 19, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth's record monthly heat streak has hit 11 months in a row - a record in itself. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that March's average global temperature of 54.9 degrees (12.7 degrees Celsius) was not only the hottest March, but continues a record streak that started last May.
  • Study: humans have caused all the global warming since 1950

    04/19/2016 10:26:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | April 19, 2016 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    A new study published in Climate Dynamics has found that humans are responsible for virtually all of the observed global warming since the mid-20th century. It's not a novel result - in fact, most global warming attribution studies have arrived at the same general result - but this study uses a new approach. Studies attempting to figure out the global warming contributions of various human and natural sources usually use a statistical approach known as 'linear regression'. This approach assumes we know the pattern of warming that each source (forcing) will cause, but we don't know how big the resulting...
  • Will we ever stop using fossil fuels?

    04/18/2016 4:39:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    MIT News ^ | February 24, 2016 | Peter Dizikes
    In recent years, proponents of clean energy have taken heart in the falling prices of solar and wind power, hoping they will drive an energy revolution. But a new study co-authored by an MIT professor suggests otherwise: Technology-driven cost reductions in fossil fuels will lead us to continue using all the oil, gas, and coal we can, unless governments pass new taxes on carbon emissions. “If we don’t adopt new policies, we’re not going to be leaving fossil fuels in the ground,” says Christopher Knittel, an energy economist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. “We need both a policy...
  • How ‘Settled Science’ Helped Create A Massive Public Health Crisis

    04/18/2016 4:06:20 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/18/2016 | John Merline
    Anyone who thinks it’s enough to rest an argument on “settled science” or a “scientific consensus” ought to read about John Yudkin.
  • Global warming means unfair share for the poor

    04/18/2016 1:08:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Deccan Herald (India) ^ | April 19, 2016 | by Tim Radford, Third World Network
    Climate change could seriously redistribute resources and reallocate wealth - but not in a fair way. In a reverse of the famous Robin Hood folklore, it could rob from the poor to give to the rich, according to researchers. Yet even the rich may not feel any richer. Eli Fenichel, assistant professor of bioeconomics and ecosystem management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in the US, says: "People are mostly focused on the physical reallocation of these assets, but I don't think we've really started thinking enough about how climate change can reallocate wealth and influence the...
  • Big Science is broken

    04/18/2016 6:44:09 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 69 replies
    The Week ^ | April 18, 2016 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Science is broken. That's the thesis of a must-read article in First Things magazine, in which William A. Wilson accumulates evidence that a lot of published research is false. But that's not even the worst part. Advocates of the existing scientific research paradigm usually smugly declare that while some published conclusions are surely false, the scientific method has "self-correcting mechanisms" that ensure that, eventually, the truth will prevail. Unfortunately for all of us, Wilson makes a convincing argument that those self-correcting mechanisms are broken. For starters, there's a "replication crisis" in science. This is particularly true in the field of...
  • The case against Exxon and CEI will not stop with Exxon and CEI

    04/17/2016 12:52:52 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 17 Apr, 2016 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    In the course of writing about the ongoing fraud in which a cabal of left-wing lawyers with connections to the administrations of Barack Obama and Andrew Cuomo has attempted to extort many billions of dollars from Chevron, I had a memorable conversation with an executive at the energy giant. “We are the least sympathetic defendant there is,” he said. “We’re an oil company. You can say almost anything about an oil company. There are no stories in which the oil company is the good guy.” ...... New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, is taking a similar approach. He isn’t sure...
  • Bill Nye, the science guy, is open to criminal charges and jail time for climate change dissenters

    04/17/2016 1:45:05 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Bill Nye "the science guy" says in a video interview released Thursday that he is open to the idea of jailing those who deviate from the climate change consensus. Asked about the heated rhetoric surrounding the climate change debate, such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s previous comments that some climate skeptics should be prosecuted as war criminals, Mr. Nye replied, "We'll see what happens."
  • Paris climate deal to be signed by over 130 countries at UN ceremony

    04/16/2016 8:22:27 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 8 2016 | AP
    Landmark event on 22 April to mark the record for highest number of countries signing an international treaty A record number of more than 130 countries will sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at a ceremony at UN headquarters on 22 April, the United Nations said on Thursday. [ ] The UN said signatures from over 130 countries, including more than 60 heads of state and government, would surpass the previous record of 119 signatures on the opening day for signing an international agreement. That record is held by the opening day signing of the Law of the...
  • Bernie Sanders wants to kill fracking boom

    04/13/2016 9:39:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 13, 2016 | Matt Egan
    If Bernie Sanders becomes president, America's fracking boom will be in danger. This week the Democratic presidential candidate called for a national ban on fracking, the controversial drilling technology that has not only led to a massive boom in oil and natural gas, created thousands of new jobs but also been linked to water contamination and even earthquakes. "If we are serious about combating climate change, we need to put an end to fracking, not only in New York and Vermont, but all over this country," Sanders said during a speech in Binghamton, New York this week. The anti-fracking crusade...
  • RICO for Government Climate Deniers?

    04/16/2016 5:35:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Ron Arnold.A self-appointed coalition of Democratic state attorneys general is pursuing civil or criminal racketeering actions against ExxonMobil, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and other organizations. The AGs claim the groups are committing fraud by “denying” climate change. The charge is bogus.What we contest are false assertions that “humans are creating a dangerous climate change crisis.” We do not accept false claims that “the science is settled” and will not be limited to discussing only “what we must do now to avert looming climate catastrophes.”That’s not just constitutionally protected free speech. It is the foundation of...
  • Sanders Admits His Climate Change Remedy Will Bring 'Economic Dislocation,' Job Losses

    04/15/2016 8:54:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 15, 2016 | 10:19 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Climate change is a “global crisis,” and addressing it will bring “economic dislocation,” including job losses, Sen. Bernie Sanders said at Thursday’s CNN-hosted Democrat debate in Brooklyn. “Pope Francis reminded us that we are on a suicide course,” Sanders said. “Our legislation understands, …that there will be economic dislocation. It is absolutely true. There will be some people who lose their job. And we build into our legislation an enormous amount of money to protect those workers. It is not their fault that fossil fuels are destroying our climate. But we have got to stand up and say right now,...
  • The War on (anti-global-warming) Speech Takes an Ugly Turn

    04/15/2016 7:27:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 14, 2016 | Andrew Langer
    ... 20 attorneys general, all Democrats, have upped-the-ante in their own way. Again under the pretext of combatting fraud, these officials, clothed in immense power, have started what can only be termed a campaign of intimidation against businesses and organizations advocating a thoughtful, cautious approach to public policies dealing with man’s role in impacting the global climate. Begun by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and followed-on by California AG Kamala Harris, this effort started by looking at the efforts of ExxonMobil in dealing with proposals that would have a tremendous impact on the energy sector in the United States....
  • Judge rules that kids can sue the US government for inaction on climate change

    04/14/2016 3:56:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Science Alert ^ | April 14, 2016 | Fiona MacDonald
    In an unprecedented move, a US judge has given a group of 21 youths permission to sue the federal government for threatening their future health and security by failing to take sufficient action against climate change, despite being aware of the risks. "This decision is one of the most significant in our nation’s history," said the kids' attorney, Philip Gregory. "The Court gave America’s youth a fair opportunity to be heard ... The next step is for the Court to order our government to cease jeopardising the climate system for present and future generations." The lawsuit was brought before Oregon...
  • Bill Nye: Throw ‘climate deniers’ in jail [VIDEO]

    04/14/2016 3:53:51 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 87 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 4/14/2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    Galileo was jailed for heresy when he spoke against the theory that the Earth was the center of the universe. Thankfully, the Catholic Church no longer calls for imprisoning scientists or politicians who question popular opinion — only some Social Justice Warriors still demand jailing heretics. The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) posted a video to YouTube on Thursday with Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy,’ discussing whether “climate deniers” and energy CEOs should be jailed like war criminals. “We’ll see what happens, was it appropriate to jail the guys at Enron?” Nye asked. “Was it appropriate to jail people...