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  • Bill Nye is pretty sure that the Texas storm was caused by global warming

    05/27/2015 12:48:06 PM PDT · by Marcus · 93 replies
    Houston Science Examiner ^ | May 27, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Bill Nye, who once called himself “the science guy,” took advantage of the torrential rains that hit Houston and the surrounding area to get up on the global warming – aka climate change – hobby horse. Tuesday, he tweeted, “Billion$$ in damage in Texas & Oklahoma. Still no weather-caster may utter the phrase Climate Change.” Of course meteorologists, unlike Nye, have spent their careers studying weather and its underlining causes. For a more scientifically accurate explanation of what caused the storms, read the Houston Chronicle’s excellent and fact based analysis.
  • The glaciers of Mount Everest could shrink dramatically due to global warming, study finds

    05/27/2015 9:01:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Chris Mooney
    The iconic Mount Everest could see a major loss of its glaciers over the course of this century, according to a new scientific study that its chief author calls the “the first detailed modelling study of all glaciers in the Dudh Koshi basin in the Everest region of Nepal.” The paper, published Wednesday in the journal The Crocosphere, was authored by glacier researcher Joseph Shea and several colleagues from France and the Netherlands. “The biggest result here is that the glaciers in the basin, we find them to be more sensitive to temperature than anyone expected before,” says Shea. To...
  • Memo to Jeb Bush: denying human-caused global warming is ignorant

    05/27/2015 8:49:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | May 27, 2015 | Dana Nuttitelli
    In a campaign event last week, Republican presidential frontrunner Jeb Bush exhibited Stage 2 climate denial. Unfortunately, denial of human-caused global warming may be a prerequisite for any viable Republican presidential candidate. Conservative and Tea Party Republicans are the one group of American voters among whom Stage 2 climate denial is the majority position, but they’re also the group that most reliably votes in GOP primary elections. Nevertheless, the scientific evidence supporting human-caused global warming is just as strong as the evidence linking smoking and lung cancer. Last year, the IPCC stated with 95% confidence that humans are the main...
  • When It Comes to Global Warming, the News Media Only See What They Want

    05/27/2015 5:49:44 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 26,2015 | John Ziegler
    In 2013, USA Today, among many major news outlets to focus on the issue, published a special report on how global warming was exacerbating the supposedly historic drought in Texas and that “likely do more damage in the future.” Well, that drought is amazingly now officially over less than two years later. This, in a remotely logical world, would leave only two options: 1) Global Warming has been fixed; or 2) The report was a piece of garbage using a natural cycle to promote a political agenda. I asked the reporter via Twitter if she intended on retracting the piece...
  • President Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy

    05/26/2015 10:00:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/27/2015 | Amber Phillips
    President Obama's second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts. Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Climate change. And now immigration. And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny. The latest blow to Obama's second-term plans came Tuesday when a federal appeals court in New Orleans denied the administration's request to move forward with implementing his expanded executive action on immigration to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. Texas and 25 other states have sued to have it shelved. The drama is sure to ensue for months, writes the Post's...
  • Floods in Texas, Flood Mapping, Flood Dollars [never let a crisis go to waste]

    05/26/2015 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Climate Lawyers ^ | May 25, 2015 | J. Wylie Donald
    Floods on the Rio Blanco these past few days demonstrate the link to climate change, but not in the way you think. It was a horrible Memorial Day weekend in Hays County, Texas. At least three people died from the worst flooding seen since 1922. The Rio Blanco crested at 43 feet, 30 feet over flood stage. Over 400 homes were destroyed and the interstate (I-35) was under water. The flood warning posted on the San Marcos, Texas website identifies the areas of evacuation. One area is that in the Blanco Vista neighborhood nearest to the river. Police officers and...
  • Hay fever misery to increase with global warming: Invasive ragweed to spread pollen further...

    05/26/2015 2:11:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/15 | Richard Gray
    Hay fever misery to increase with global warming: Invasive ragweed to spread pollen further due to climate change Climate change could help a notorious invasive weed known to trigger severe allergy attacks to spread and bring misery to hay fever sufferers, experts have warned. Ragweed, also known as Ambrosia artemisiifolia, is native to North America but since the 1960s has been spreading rapidly across warmer parts of Europe. It is still rare in the UK, but researchers predict by 2050 it could be scattering pollen throughout much of Britain and northern Europe.
  • Climate, extreme weather top concerns at global weather congress

    05/25/2015 5:46:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Swiss Info ^ | 5/25/14 | John Heilprin
    Weather experts from around the world began convening in Geneva on Monday for a congress where Swiss Interior Minister Alain Berset emphasized the need to reduce the impact of natural disasters and climate change. Organizers of the congress, held by the World Meteorological Organization once every four years, say it will focus on how to strengthen weather and climate services to meet the needs of a growing global population and to cope with climate variability and change, extreme weather and related shocks on all socio-economic sectors. "To ensure sustainable development, the global community needs reliable information on the state of...
  • GLOBAL WARMING? THE POPE IS WRONG

    05/24/2015 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 46 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | April 27,205 | ALAN CARUBA
    Global Warming? The Pope is Wrong April 27, 2015 Alan Caruba My thoughts regarding the Pope are rooted in my knowledge of the long record of lies, false predictions, and claims by various environmentalists over the years. When the Vatican announced it would hold a conference on April 28 called “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development”, I wondered why the Vatican is not holding a conference to organize the protection of Christians—particularly in the Middle East—against the wholesale genocide that is occurring. The Pope is not alone in this. There appears to...
  • Global Warming Continues To Pummel Polar Ice Caps By Not Causing Them To Melt

    05/24/2015 6:21:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    As I've written previously , we’ve experienced the calmest Hurricane seasonin 30 years, the quietest tornado season in 60 years; the creation of 19,000 Manhattan islands worth of sea ice, and (again) the Arctic Ice Cap has grown by 533,000 square miles . In 2007, theBBC warned the cap could vanish by 2013. Oh, and we’re at the most industrialized point in human history–and air quality couldn’t be better, according to the EPA. Now, the polar ice caps aren’t melting. In fact, they haven’t retreated at all. James Taylor of Forbes reported that the 1979 baseline on polar ice...
  • Progressive Catholics Organize to Promote Pope Francis’s Climate Change Message

    05/24/2015 12:15:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 24, 2015 | Breitbart News
    NEW YORK (AP) — There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines. When Pope Francis releases his much-anticipated teaching document on the environment and climate change in the coming weeks, a network of Roman Catholics will be ready. These environmental advocates – who work with bishops, religious orders, Catholic universities and lay movements – have been preparing for months to help maximize the effect of the statement, hoping for a transformative impact in the fight against global warming. “This is such a powerful moment,” said Patrick Carolan,...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary May 23, 2015

    05/23/2015 10:47:06 AM PDT · by Excellence · 7 replies
    WeatherBELL Anaalytics ^ | May 23, 2105 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi vs. 0bama disaster du jour.
  • Obama Admin. Releases 2,300 Regs Before Memorial Day Weekend

    05/23/2015 7:10:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    newsmx ^ | May 22, 2015 | Courtney Coren
    The Obama administration released its spring regulatory agenda Friday, including its costliest regulation to date, just as Americans are getting ready to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend. The Spring 2015 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan includes more than 2,300 regulations that are in a variety of phases and also includes the administration's plans for implementing the various regulations going forward, The Daily Caller is reporting. This is not the first time the Obama administration has released its regulatory agenda right before a major holiday, when such things might go unnoticed. In 2014, the fall regulatory agenda was released right...
  • EPA Plan to Ban Coal Hits Major Roadblock

    05/23/2015 6:36:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Phil Kerpen
    The EPA proposal to impose a de facto ban on new coal-fired power plants received more than two million comments from the public - but it looks like it was just one five-page comment from the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) that sent EPA scrambling back to the drawing board. The draft rule mandated the use of so-called carbon capture and storage, a technology that would inject carbon dioxide underground but which has so far proved to be little more than a white elephant experiment. To mandate this technology, the law required the EPA to prove it...
  • Controversy over ‘global warming’ in Wyoming school curriculum

    05/23/2015 6:08:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Eagle News ^ | May 22, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    The proposed adoption of $300,000 worth of reading materials for Cody, Wyoming students stalled this week amid criticisms about the curriculum’s “very liberal, very slanted view of the world.” School board and community members spoke out against a slate of proposed materials for K-12 students that cover topics like global warming, evolution and race. The materials are published by education giant Pearson and Boston publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ... that aligns with the national Common Core standards. But many in the community are concerned about how the texts address issues like global warming, which is treated as settled science ......
  • The danger of climate denial - It's no laughing matter

    05/22/2015 12:22:59 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 22, 2015 | staff
    It's Memorial Day, and the forecast is for renewed mocking and derision regarding man-made climate change from the know-nothing, science-averse wing of the Republican Party. President Barack Obama's warning—issued during his commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremonies Wednesday—that climate change represents a national security threat seems certain to provoke that kind of stormy reaction.[SNIP]Among the Republicans running for president, climate change denial is the current mode of thinking for most....it's hard to see anyone in the crowd calling for military preparedness. Mostly, the candidates appear interested in sidestepping the topic (albeit in a disapproving manner)..The result...
  • Justice Dept. Insists on Removal of Professor's Name From Brief (Tribe punished by Holder?)

    02/16/2011 11:36:41 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | February 16, 2011 | Tony Mauro
    WASHINGTON - Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe's name was yanked from an amicus curiae brief in a major U.S. Supreme Court climate change case earlier this month after the Justice Department told him his recent service in the department made it improper for him to be on the brief. The department invoked 18 U.S.C. 207(c)(1), prohibiting former senior employees from communicating with their former departments when those communications are "knowingly made with the intent to influence the department in connection with any matter on which such person seeks official action by any officer or employee of such department." Mr....
  • Delusional Obama links Climate Change And Terrorism

    05/22/2015 10:14:08 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    American THinker ^ | May 22, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Obama’s assertion in his commencement address to cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that the rise of ISIS in Syria and Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the brutality of both, is somehow linked to climate change shows just how dangerously detached from reality U.S. foreign policy has become. For those who wondered why upwards of two hundred thousand have died in Syria, Boko Haram abducts Christian schoolgirls, and ISIS beheads and burns people alive in its reign of terror, the president placed a major part of the blame on fossil fuels and your SUV. I understand climate change...
  • Late-Season Freeze to Threaten Northeast Friday Night

    05/22/2015 10:10:30 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 25 replies
    Accuweather ^ | May 22, 2015 | Brian Lada
    It might feel more like late October rather than late May in the Northeast on Friday night as temperatures dip well below normal. Frost will threaten gardens across the region on Friday night as chilly air moves in from Canada. The coldest air will focus across the interior Northeast with some locations bottoming out in the 20s. Homeowners who have already planted their annual flowers and vegetation should take the proper precautions to protect their plants from the potentially damaging cold. If left out unprotected, the frost or freeze could damage or even kill vegetation that is sensitive to the...
  • Biden To The Navy: ‘Our Forces Will Have To Be Ready’ For Climate Change

    05/22/2015 8:59:57 AM PDT · by kimtom · 49 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 22 May 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Speaking at a Commencement Ceremony for the Naval Academy today, Vice President Joe Biden warned graduates that they would have to be prepared for the devastating effects of climate change. “We’ll rely on you, the United States Navy, to lead in solving these emerging problems,” he said,.......
  • Former UN Lead Author: Global Warming Caused By ‘Natural Variations’ In Climate

    05/22/2015 4:53:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 22, 2015 | by Michael Bastasch
    Global temperature change observed over the last hundred years or so is well within the natural variability of the last 8,000 years, according to a new paper by a former Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) lead author. Dr. Philip Lloyd, a South Africa-based physicist and climate researcher, examined ice core-based temperature data going back 8,000 years to gain perspective on the magnitude of global temperature changes over the 20th Century. What Lloyd found was that the standard deviation of the temperature over the last 8,000 years was about 0.98 degrees Celsius– higher than the 0.85 degrees climate scientists say...
  • Scientists: This is what it would take to keep the world super safe from global warming

    05/21/2015 1:03:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2015 | By Chris Mooney
    The world is busy trying to achieve a global warming goal that some think we’re not on course to achieve, and that some scientists worry may not be enough to prevent some troubling scenarios — like significant sea level rise. That goal is limiting warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. But there’s another view, embraced by many countries (which tend not to be the big emitters), suggesting that a safer target involves limiting global warming to just 1.5 degrees C. Yet that target would be still tougher to achieve, finds a new paper in Nature Climate Change that...
  • Scientists have discovered a way to ‘grow’ meat—and make it cheap and delicious

    05/21/2015 9:16:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 21, 2015 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    Meat — despite popular movements to decrease the amount humans consume — is still a central part of diets around the world. People who live in industrial countries (like the United States) eat roughly 210 pounds of it each year. And consumption in the developing world, where people eat closer to 66 pounds each year, is climbing fast. Growth is such that by 2030 the average human is expected to consume just under 100 pounds per year, 10 percent more than today. Our collective affinity for meat likely began out of circumstance — humans that lived inland from the coast...
  • Global Warming Now Responsible for Islamic Terrorism

    05/21/2015 9:02:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Obama’s is a fairytale world of golfing, partying and holidaying while guaranteeing that the life of the masses will be an every day nightmare President Barack Obama’s attempts to provide cover for Islamic terrorists by first declaring global warming/climate change “a national security threat” and then excusing their ongoing carnage with the absurd claim that it was global warming that set them off, must be the biggest political scam in all of human history. It was supposedly feeling the ravages of climate change that set Islamic terrorism on a worldwide rampage? How do the mainstream media, Obama’s so-called political opponents...
  • Obama says the DUMBEST THING EVER to protect ‘peaceful’ Islam

    05/21/2015 8:49:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Obama has been on a mission trying to protect his ‘peaceful’ Islam since he’s been in office, but he’s ramped it up with the advent of ISIS. Today in a speech somewhere, he actually suggested Climate Change led to the creation of ISIS and Boko Haram: Obama knows the people who listen to him are uneducated idiots who will believe anything he says, no matter how stupid. And this is about as dumb as it gets.
  • Obama tells Coast Guard grads climate change threatens U.S

    05/21/2015 6:24:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    NEW LONDON, Conn. (Reuters) - Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures threaten U.S. military bases and will change the way the U.S. armed services defend the country, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. In a commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy, Obama underscored the risks to national security posed by climate change, one of his top priorities for action in his remaining 19 months in office. "The threat of a changing climate cuts to the very core of your service," Obama told the 224 graduating cadets, who studied the impacts of global warming...
  • White House: Climate change causes allergies, asthma, downpours, poverty, terrorism

    05/20/2015 8:49:46 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/20/2015 | PAUL BEDARD
    Stepping up his war on global warming and bolstering the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to put new restrictions on coal-fired energy plants, President Obama Wednesday issued a new report warning that the phenomenon can cause allergies, asthma and foster terrorism. The report lists at least 34 effects of climate change, a doomsday scenario of health, security, economic and political issues. "Climate change is contributing to extreme weather, wildfires, and drought, and that rising temperatures can lead to more smog and more allergens in the air we breathe, meaning more kids are exposed to the triggers that can cause asthma attacks,"...
  • Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat (since 1979)

    05/20/2015 9:31:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 19, 2015 | James Taylor
    Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede. The timing of the 1979 NASA satellite instrument launch could not have been better for global warming alarmists. The late 1970s marked the end of a 30-year cooling trend. As...
  • Last Call—for Ice Cubes?

    05/20/2015 6:20:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 5/20/2015 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    Better hurry up and fetch your ice cubes! The Antarctic is claimed to be melting at an unprecedented rate. NASA wants you believe that “Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Will Be Gone Within Years.” More specifically, a team led by Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has found that the ice is melting so fast that the shelf will be gone before 2020. Presumably, that’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s all Hullabaloo. Neither the Arctic nor the Antarctic sea-ice is melting at any rate out of the norm. In fact, the opposite is true. As of...
  • VATICAN BIG GOES HARD AGAINST U.S. TEA PARTY CLIMATE SKEPTICS

    05/19/2015 5:18:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 271 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Many Catholics and others were puzzled by the appearance of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Professor Jeffrey Sachs and former Senator Tim Wirth as speakers or honored guests at a Vatican sponsored conference on global warming. All three have spent years actively undermining Church teaching on questions of abortion and UN-style family planning, which includes active population control.
  • Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m every minute, says IMF

    05/18/2015 9:09:02 AM PDT · by kingu · 20 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Monday 18 May 2015 09.30 EDT | Damian Carrington
    Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m every minute of every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund. The IMF calls the revelation “shocking” and says the figure is an “extremely robust” estimate of the true cost of fossil fuels. The $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments. The vast sum is largely due to polluters not paying the costs imposed on governments by the burning of coal, oil and gas. These include the harm caused...
  • Global warming fueling fewer but stronger hurricanes, study says

    05/18/2015 2:47:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | By Angela Fritz
    Warmer ocean temperatures appear to be fueling more intense hurricanes at the expense of the overall number of storms, says a new study published today in Nature Climate Change. Over the past decade, studies have analyzed ad nauseam how warmer temperatures might be changing the annual number of hurricanes, or the maximum intensity. But in practice, the connection between hurricanes and climate change has been a hard nut to crack because of an equally simple caveat — we just don’t have enough years of good historical data to predict how hurricanes intensity or frequency might change in our warming future....
  • The EPA Myth of “Clean Power”

    05/18/2015 8:36:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/18/15 | Al Caruba
    What the EPA is attempting to impose on America is a drain on our production of electricity coupled with an increase in its price. It is an obscene attack on our economy There are many things I do not like about the Environmental Protection Agency, but what angers me most are the lies that stream forth from it to justify programs that have no basis in fact or science, and which threaten the economy. Currently, its “Clean Power” plan is generating its latest and most duplicitous Administer, Gina McCarthy, to go around saying that it will not be costly, nor...
  • NASA: 10,000-year-old Antarctic ice shelf will disappear by 2020

    05/17/2015 3:55:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jareen Imam
    (CNN)—One of the last remaining sections of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf is dramatically weakening, according to a new NASA study. The study predicts that what remains of the once-prominent ice shelf, a thick floating platform of ice, most likely will "disintegrate completely" before the end of this decade Ice shelves are extensions of glaciers and function as barriers. Their disappearance means glaciers potentially will diminish more quickly, as well, increasing the pace at which global sea levels rise.
  • El Nino Delivers Drought-Busting but Flooding Rain to Texas; California May be Next

    05/15/2015 10:59:42 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | May 15, 2015 | By Alex Sosnowski
    An El Niño pattern has been contributing to drought-busting rain in Texas and the southern Plains. California may be next up for much-needed rain during the winter of 2015-16. El Niño, which began during the past winter, occurs when ocean water temperatures climb above normal across the central and eastern Pacific, centered around the equator. According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Ben Noll, along with impacting weather patterns around the globe, an El Niño tends to bring significant rain to the southern part of the United States. "The pattern of El Niño strengthens the southern storm track across the U.S., especially during...
  • Lack of Hurricanes Attributed to Luck, Not Global Warming [What about Aliens?]

    05/16/2015 3:23:36 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Front Page ^ | May 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Here’s how cynically anti-science the Warmunist lobby is. These people blame every single weather event, from earthquakes to winter storms, on Global Warming. Al Gore and others tried to claim that Global Warming was causing hurricanes. But the hurricanes weren’t showing up. Now the Warmunists could have attributed the pause to Global Warming. We’re talking about people who claim the rise of ISIS is caused by Global Warming. They clearly don’t have a problem attributing everything to the Warming Devil. But what scientific explanation is being credited for the pause? Luck. In a stroke of luck, no major hurricanes rated...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary May 16, 2015

    05/16/2015 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Excellence · 13 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics LLC ^ | May 16, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Short term forecast.Long explanation of current and future drought. The effect of oncoming El Nino on rain in California.
  • Pope says environmental sinners will face God's judgment for world hunger

    05/13/2015 11:28:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Pope Francis has warned “the powerful of the Earth” they will answer to God if they fail to protect the environment to ensure the world can feed its population. “The planet has enough food for all, but it seems that there is a lack of willingness to share it with everyone,” Francis said at a mass to mark the opening of the general assembly of the Catholic charitable organisation Caritas. “We must do what we can so that everyone has something to eat, but we must also remind the powerful of the Earth that God will call them to judgment...
  • New regs for Monday: School meals, executive compensation, acquisitions

    05/15/2015 5:29:40 PM PDT · by anymouse · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/08/15 | Tim Devaney
    Monday's edition of the Federal Register contains new rules for government-sponsored school meal programs, disclosing the compensation of senior executives at certain banks, and acquisitions regulations for government agencies. Here's what is happening: Global warming: The Obama administration is proposing new acquisitions regulations for the Department of Defense, General Services Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. These federal agencies will try to procure materials that do not contain high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons. "This will allow agencies to better meet the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and reporting requirements," the agencies wrote. The public has 60 days to comment....
  • McCain on Global Warming

    05/15/2015 3:32:25 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 30 replies
    Senator McCain correespondence | 5/15/15 | Sen. McCain
    Thank you for contacting me regarding climate change. I appreciate knowing your thoughts on this issue. Last year, President Obama announced a plan to address climate change. Unfortunately, most of the Administration's proposals would simply impose burdensome regulations on American business that would be harmful to the U.S. economy. While I welcome the opportunity to debate proposals in the Senate, I do not support the use of executive orders to implement policy and place costly new regulations on the American industry. According to extensive international scientific studies, including reports by the National Academy of Sciences and the Intergovernmental Panel on...
  • NYC will get 500 solar-powered food carts this summer (100 earmarked for disabled veterans)

    05/15/2015 1:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Treehugger ^ | May 12, 2015 | Derek Markham
    In a pilot program designed to reduce GHG emissions and safety risks and provide better clean food preparation in mobile food vending, the Big Apple will be home to the next generation of eco-friendly food carts.Food carts, while being convenient for consumers and a good small business venture for foodies and entrepreneurs, are also a source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution, as well as being potential public safety hazards from their onboard propane tanks. And in a metropolis like New York City, with some 8000 mobile food carts on the streets, the environmental and health effects of...
  • Pope Francis endorses Catholic Climate Petition

    05/15/2015 10:26:46 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    Pope Francis endorsed the Catholic Climate Petition after meeting with a group of representatives of our Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) in the Vatican. Through the petition we are collecting signatures from Catholics all over the world to raise a strong voice demanding bold climate action. The petition signatures will be presented to world leaders in December 2015, when they will meet in the United Nations climate summit at Paris with the goal of signing a treaty to tackle climate change. “Pope Francis was very supportive of the work we are doing to engage Catholics around the world in a coordinated response to climate change,”...
  • Pope Francis explains Global Warming to Kids

    05/15/2015 7:41:47 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 25 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | May 15, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
  • Climate change: New claims 'murky' global warming statistics are 'guessed at'

    05/14/2015 2:59:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Express UK ^ | May 14, 2015 | By LEVI WINCHESTER
    CLIMATE CHANGE expert Dr Benny Peiser has claimed some surface temperature recordings used as the basis for global warming evidence are GUESSED AT – including in the Arctic and Antarctic. The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), chaired by former Conservative chancellor Nigel Lawson, has recently launched an inquiry into the reliability of global surface temperature records, with a group of international "eminent climatologists, physicists and statisticians" set to probe current data. With different sets of results appearing to conflict each other, the GWPF say they have received questions and concerns about which records are accurate and why some adjustments in...
  • The Global Warmers Have Lost the War

    05/14/2015 8:07:51 AM PDT · by all the best · 36 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | May 9, 2015 | Gary North
    It’s always nice to see a leftist outfit finally fess up to a lost cause. The global warming crowd has clearly lost, and this Mother Jones article makes this clear. The governments of the world have not implemented the Kyoto treaty of 1992 or its 1997 update. The whole thing lapsed on December 31, 2012. It’s over. Kaput. Think of it as Al Gore’s presidential campaign. Clinton never submitted it to the Senate. Neither did Obama. It was allowed to die of old age. In the latest article, we see that the far, far radicals of the global warming agenda...
  • Encyclicus Maculatus: Eco-Encyclical To Undergo Revision

    05/13/2015 4:13:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 47 replies
    The Radical Catholic ^ | May 13, 2015 | The Radical Catholic
    According to Vaticanist Sandro Magister, Pope Francis has decided to postpone the publication of his long-awaited encyclical on the environment. The reason, according to Magister, is that the Pope realized that the document in its current state had no chance of receiving the approval of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith under the leadership of Cardinal Gerhard Müller. If it seems somewhat improper for a Cardinal to be telling a Pope what he can and can't write, don't fret, gentle reader: the text wasn't written by Pope Francis at all. The ghostwriter behind the heavily discussed encyclical is...
  • Vox Inadvertently Undermines Global Warming Settled Science Argument

    05/13/2015 10:41:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 13, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    It's official. 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded! Oops! Never mind. It turned out upon closer investigation that NASA scientists admitted that there was only a 38% chance that was true. Perhaps Vox should have peered just a few months into the future when it made that declaration to see their own article written by Julia Belluz and Steven Hoffman which stated that Science is often flawed. It's time we embraced that. Okay, great, but will Vox embrace it in the future when it comes to wild declarations about Global Warming or will they relapse to their normal routine? Vox...
  • This Man Is America’s Best Hope for Near-Term Climate Action

    05/13/2015 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Slate ^ | May 13, 2015 | Eric Holthaus
    Conservative climate champions are often laughed off or ignored. But what’s happening within the American political right could change everything, and fast.Each year since 1989, the JFK Library bestows its Profile in Courage award to a public servant who takes a principled but unpopular position. This year,the award went to Bob Inglis, a former congressman from South Carolina who’s turned into America’s best hope for near-term climate action. Oh, he’s also a Republican.As you might expect, Inglis wasn’t always a climate campaigner. In his acceptance speech last week at the JFK Library in Boston,he described how and why he changed...
  • Global warming and unforced variability: Clarifications on recent Duke study

    05/13/2015 6:37:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    RealClimate.org ^ | May 13, 2015 | by Patrick Brown and Wenhong Li
    We recently published a study in Scientific Reports titled Comparing the model-simulated global warming signal to observations using empirical estimates of unforced noise. Our study seemed to generated a lot of interest and we have received many inquires regarding its findings. We were pleased with some of coverage of our study but we were disappointed that some outlets published particularly misleading articles. In our study, we created an alternative statistical estimate of unforced variability that was derived from reconstructed and instrumental surface temperature records corrected for external forced changes. We then used this new estimate of unforced variability to aid...
  • Record Antarctic sea ice a logistic problem for scientists

    05/12/2015 4:00:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Economic Times ^ | May 12, 2015 | By AFP
    SYDNEY: Growing sea ice surrounding Antarctica could prompt scientists to consider relocating research stations on the continent, according to the operations manager of the Australian Antarctic Division. Tony Worby, from an Australian centre studying Antarctic climate and ecosystems, said that in contrast to the Arctic where global warming is causing ice to melt and glaciers to shrink, sea ice around Antarctica was increasing. Rob Wooding said that resupplying Australia's Mawson Station -- the longest continuously operated outpost in Antarctica -- relied on access to a bay, a task increasingly complicated by sea ice blocking the way. "In the 2013-4 season...