Keyword: globalwarming

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The New Iron Triangle: Communism, Climate Change and College

    06/23/2017 10:38:29 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 22, 2017 | Cliff Kincaid
    On June 1, when he announced pulling out of the climate change agreement, President Donald Trump put his finger on the key problem, which was deliberately part of the plan. He attacked "the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country" while creating a so-called Green Climate Fund which would cost the United States "a vast fortune" to be sent to the other nations of the world. In other words, Trump's pull-out from the agreement works AGAINST Russian interests and those of the global socialists. Nevertheless, the propaganda campaign continues. In July, Netflix releases the film "Chasing...
  • I worked on the EPA’s climate change website. Its removal is a declaration of war.

    06/23/2017 10:05:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 134 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | By Jason Samenow
    This spring, political officials at the Environmental Protection Agency removed the agency’s climate change website, one of the world’s top resources for information on the science and effects of climate change. To me, a scientist who managed this website for more than five years, its removal signifies a declaration of war on climate science by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. There can be no other interpretation. I draw this conclusion as a meteorologist with a specialization in climate science and as an independent voter who strives to keep my political and scientific views separate. I concede that this specific issue is...
  • Trump's climate change decision has doomed small islands around the world, experts warn

    06/23/2017 9:27:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2017
    To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle. Top scientists say it was already likely that Earth's temperatures and the world's seas will keep rising to a point where some island states may not survive through the next 100 years. That likelihood increases, they say, if the United States doesn't follow through on promised cuts in heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions. President Donald Trump this month said he'd withdraw the United States...
  • Democrats Hold Alternative Hearing on Climate Change

    06/22/2017 11:20:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | June 21, 2017 | Scott Waldman
    The discussion was meant to show that lawmakers are not yielding the climate discussion to those who reject mainstream scienceFor a few hours yesterday, climate science was not the target of attacks in Congress. Researchers, diplomats and policy experts warned about the dangers of ignoring clear research showing that humans are warming the planet at an alarming rate in an unofficial hearing hosted by Democratic lawmakers. The discussion was an alternative to the recent hearings in the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, run by Chairman Lamar Smith, the conservative Texas Republican who has accused federal climate scientists of engaging...
  • Climate change could lower the quality of your coffee

    06/22/2017 5:26:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2017 | By Nancy Coleman
    What will it take for people to care about climate change? For some, the thought of a crummier cup of coffee in the morning just might do it. A new study finds that Ethiopia, the world's fifth-largest coffee producer, could lose up to 60% of its suitable farming land by the end of this century because of climate change. The study, published Monday in Nature Plants, found the combination of low rainfall and rising temperatures could have substantial effects on the coffee-growing areas in the country. According to a report from World Coffee Research, the demand for coffee will have...
  • Delingpole: Tesla Car Batteries Not Remotely Green, Study Finds

    06/21/2017 5:50:03 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 33 replies ^ | 21 Jun 2017 | James Delingpole
    The car batteries used in a Tesla generate as much CO2 as driving a gasoline-powered car for eight years. And that’s before they even come off the production line. This news, from a study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, will no doubt delight all those U.S. taxpayers who have been forking out billions of dollars to prop up Tesla’s share price having been assured by their government that subsidizing overpriced electric cars represents a vital step towards “combatting climate change.” The report, commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Energy Agency, cannot easily be dismissed because it...
  • NASA not publicizing 8 months of cooler temperatures

    06/21/2017 8:29:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 6/21/2017 | Dale Leuck
    Beginning in January of this year, headlines screamed 2016 to be the hottest year since 1880, highlighting July as the hottest month ever (here, here, here, and here). Stories referenced the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, that part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) dedicated to climate change instead of space exploration. Indeed, NASA itself posted a news release January 18 highlighting 2016 as the hottest year, followed by news releases February 15 and March 15, respectively, highlighting January and February to be the third warmest and second warmest months on record. But, scrolling down on the NASA...
  • Oregon state official admits taking bribes: 'I'm dirty' (Green Energy)

    06/21/2017 7:53:54 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 06/21/2017 | Ted Sickinger
    A former official with the Oregon Department of Energy has pleaded guilty to accepting $291,017 in kickbacks in connection with the sale of state energy tax credits, prosecutors said.
  • Al Gore: battle against climate change is like fight against slavery

    06/21/2017 7:03:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 21, 2017 | by Damian Carrington
    Former US vice-president says green revolution is bigger than industrial revolution and happening at faster pace than digital revolution. “The climate movement should be seen in the context of the great moral causes that have transformed and improved the outlook for humanity,” he told the Ashden green energy awards ceremony. “It was wrong to allow slavery to continue, it was wrong to deny women the right to vote, it was wrong to discriminate on the basis of skin colour or who you fell in love with. Gore acknowledged there was opposition to strong action on climate change, but cited the...
  • Bloomberg: Trump’s climate change denial is ‘embarrassing’

    06/21/2017 6:53:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2017 | BY AIDA CHAVEZ
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) said it is "embarrassing" that President Trump is denying climate change. "No reputable person or scientist doubts that we are creating an environmental and a climate change problem," Bloomberg told Anderson Cooper late Tuesday on CNN. "Is it helpful that America pulls out and the President says these things? No, it is not helpful. Is it a disaster for the world? No, it just makes us look foolish,” Bloomberg, the U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change, said.
  • To lead on climate, leave the ivy tower

    06/21/2017 6:49:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 21, 2017 | by Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran
    America’s top universities expend considerable efforts to lead in the rankings, but last week they fell short—missing a critical opportunity to show moral leadership on climate change. If top schools want to lead on climate action, they should join the “We Are Still In” coalition, a collection of states, cities, businesses, and universities promising to support the Paris Climate Agreement. President Trump’s decision to pull out of the international climate accord was swiftly rejected by local and state officials, as well as members of the business and academic community. Over 1,000 leaders have signed on to the “We Are Still...
  • Tillerson picked as SOS, Recommended by James Baker and Robert Gates

    12/12/2016 8:15:33 PM PST · by nwrep · 116 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Dec 12, 2016 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Mr. Tillerson emerged as a contender on the strong recommendations of James A. Baker III, the secretary of state under President George Bush, and Robert M. Gates, the former defense secretary, according to a person briefed on the process. Mr. Kushner and Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, advocated strongly for Mr. Tillerson, and the president-elect became intrigued.
  • Exxon Mobil signs on to Republican-led carbon tax proposal

    06/20/2017 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/20/17 | James Osborne
    WASHINGTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. and other large oil companies are backing a carbon tax proposal put forward earlier this year by a group of former Republican leaders including James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state and a Houston attorney. The Climate Leadership Coalition, a group that includes Baker, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and former Secretary of State George Shultz, announced a list of "founding members" Tuesday that includes Exxon Mobil, BP, Shell, Total, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson. "We support @TheCLCouncil as a founding member and are working to support its policy development process," Exxon...
  • Debate Heats Up Over Teaching Climate Change In Schools

    06/20/2017 1:19:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CBS Boston / WBZ ^ | June 20, 2017 | By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press
    The struggle over what American students learn about global warming is heating up as conservative lawmakers, climate change doubters and others attempt to push rejected or debunked theories into the classroom. An overwhelming majority of climate scientists say manmade emissions drive global warming, but there’s no such consensus among educators over how climate change and its causes should be taught. An NCSE survey released last year of 1,500 public middle- and high-school science teachers found about three-quarters taught something about climate change during the 2014-15 school year. About a quarter give equal time to “perspectives that raise doubt about the...
  • Exxon, BP support Republican elders' climate proposal

    06/20/2017 12:43:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2017 | By Richard Valdmanis
    Major oil companies like Exxon Mobil and BP Plc have thrown their support behind a carbon tax plan proposed by a group of elder Republican statesmen, according to an advertisement published in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. The corporate support for the plan, which would impose a $40 tax on each ton of carbon dioxide produced, follows a decision by President Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, a global pact that fights climate change by slashing emissions from burning fossil fuels. The Climate Leadership Council proposal was co-authored by James Baker, secretary...
  • The Southwest is broiling. Are you paying attention, President Trump?

    06/20/2017 12:36:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 202 replies
    CNN ^ | June 20, 2017 | By Jill Filipovic
    Record temperatures. Roads cracking and buckling. Planes that can't take off. Power knocked out. Wildfires raging. These are just some of the trying conditions currently roiling America's West Coast, which is in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave. Nervous about how these disruptions will negatively impact the economy and even cost human life? You should be. And there's more to come. Changing weather patterns are the new normal, thanks to decades of trashing the environment and a refusal from many in the party currently controlling Washington, the Republicans -- and their corporate patrons -- to even acknowledge climate change as...
  • Why the Russians Conceived the Global Warming Scam

    06/20/2017 12:11:43 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    AIM ^ | June 20, 2017 | Cliff Kincaid
    One of my duties at Accuracy in Media (AIM) has been to expose left-wingers in the media and Congress who were soft on the old Soviet Union and are now acting like hard-liners on Vladimir Putin’s Russia. It is a fascinating topic which exposes the duplicity of the left-wing obsession with Russia. These people, who were soft on the Soviet Union and now hard on Russia, are the worst kind of hypocrites. Their hypocrisy is further demonstrated by the abundant evidence that the global warming or climate change theory, which they now embrace, was conceived by Soviet communists as a...
  • Regulators expand their authority, play politics with carbon at ratepayer expense [ Colorado]

    06/20/2017 6:48:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | June 19, 2017 | Amy Cooke
    In a decision that evokes former President Obama’s environmental agenda, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on March 23, 2017, expanded its authority in a way that’s likely to drive up electricity rates. Every four years, Xcel Energy undergoes a resource planning process that outlines their ability to meet ratepayers’ electricity demand. They present portfolios containing cost analyses regarding the utility’s generation, and the Commission selects the “lowest cost resources available to provide the company with enough capacity and energy to in turn be able to provide customers with reliable electricity.” However, in the 2016 Energy Resource Plan, the Public...
  • 'Petro Pete' fights warmist wackos in gov't schools

    06/20/2017 6:06:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 6/19/2017 | Brent Smith
    Leftist global-warming nuts are angry that someone else is daring to compete with them at their own propaganda game. It’s just not fair, say the warmist wackos. We all know man-caused global warming is a reality. For the good of the planet, no one is allowed to dispute it, nor promote a differing opinion. But according to the Fiscal Times, who sympathize with the lefty warming crazies, another group is not only challenging the set-in-stone fact, but is having success in convincing American children that man-caused warming is a myth. And worse – they are advancing the notion that the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 60% Of Millennials Willing To Give Just $10 Or Less To Fight Climate Change

    06/19/2017 5:06:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Link only -