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  • Five Forces that Will Shape the 21st Century

    09/30/2014 1:58:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Peter Morici
    resident Obama recently proclaimed climate change, more than any issue, will define the contours of the 21st Century. Powerful men searching for legacy often evoke grand challenges and personal solutions, but climate change is only one of several forces that will make civilization different 100 years from now. 1. Challenges to Democracy In the 19th and 20th Centuries, democracies embracing free markets outperformed more autocratic and collectivist societies. However, over the last 60 years, majority rule in the West has fashioned government policies that redistribute income indiscriminately, displace investments in infrastructure and technology, and slow growth. China—albeit with shortcomings—has created...
  • Professor Blames Climate Change for the Rise of ISIS

    09/30/2014 10:23:20 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 09/30/2014 | Maggie Lit and Caleb Bonham
    A professor is blaming climate change and overpopulation for the creation of the terrorist group ISIS. Charles Strozier, Professor of History and the founding Director of the John Jay College Center on Terrorism and Kelly Berkell, research assistant at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, wrote a blog piece in the Huffington Post called How Climate Change Helped ISIS, where they argue that a four-year drought in Syria, from 2006 through 2010, devastated the livelihoods of 800,000 farmers and herders; and knocked two to three million people into extreme poverty. "If more Americans knew how glacial melt contributes...
  • The New Climate Deniers: Americas Radical, Underground Climate Change Countermovement

    09/30/2014 9:57:31 AM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 33 replies
    UK Progressive ^ | September 28, 2014 | Robert Hunziker
    Nowadays, the Kochs, with their billionaire accomplices, secretly donate funds to their countermovement lackeys whilst operating in the shadows, like Al-Qaeda, operating out of caves, and, similar to how the Weathermen operated, aka: the Weather Underground Organization, circa 1970s, whose goal was overthrow of the U.S. government. In point of fact, they may eventually be classified as white-collar terrorists, but they have every appearance of honest, upstanding citizenship. On any given Sunday, youd probably exchange a smile with them at church without suspecting in the least that you are acknowledging a terrorist.
  • Earth-friendly energy is anything but

    09/30/2014 5:57:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 29, 2014 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — Environmentalists worship solar energy and wind power as Earth-friendly answers to their ecological prayers. Tortoises, bats, butterflies, and bald eagles beg to differ.Perhaps because solar panels and industrial wind farms lack emissions, they seem “clean.” Despite their pristine appearance, however, these “green” electricity sources hammer Mother Nature — often fatally. Consider the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California’s Mojave Desert. As Carolyn Lochhead wrote in September 7’s San Francisco Chronicle, Ivanpah occupies 3,500 previously untouched federal acres. It features 300,000 mirrors that focus sunlight on three 40-story towers of power. Inside, 900-degree temperatures yield steam, propel...
  • Australia Heat Wave Is Tied to Climate Change

    09/29/2014 4:30:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 29, 2014 | By JUSTIN GILLIS
    The savage heat waves that struck Australia in 2013 were almost certainly a direct consequence of the human release of greenhouse gases, researchers said Monday. It is perhaps the most definitive statement climate scientists have made that ties a specific weather event to global warming. Five groups of researchers, using distinct methods, analyzed the heat that baked Australia for much of last year and continued into 2014. All five came to the conclusion that last years heat waves could not have been as severe without the long-term climatic warming caused by human activity. When we look at the heat across...
  • Capitalism Is Clean(er) (Seattle's socialist Kshama Sawant married into Microsoft money)

    09/28/2014 3:55:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/28/14 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Strange thing about Flood Wall Street, the financial-district protest that followed the Peoples Climate March: Nobody had much to say about the climate what they came to talk about was capitalism. Stop Capitalism, End Capitalism, Capitalism Kills, the placards read. Kshama Sawant, the socialist Seattle city-council member who funds her crusade against capitalism by being married to a man with Microsoft money, called for a radical, militant movement linking environmental concerns to such traditional socialist enterprises as heavy government intervention into targeted industries, including energy and transportation. Question: What happened to the environment the last time people with radically...
  • Climate Marchers' Conundrum: Whether To Embrace Shale Gas?

    09/27/2014 5:20:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 26, 2014 | Ken Silverstein
    President Obama, Ban Ki-moon and 300,000 others showed up in New York City this week to support the use of modern technologies and cleaner fuels. But at least four notable heads-of-state stayed home, each of whom is just as important in the battle against global warming. Missing: China, India, Russia and Canada. While it may seem hard to reconcile that some of the globes biggest polluters skipped the event they still sent delegations as a show of respect it is not necessarily a blow to the cause. Thats because of unconventional shale gas and the wealth of...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary September 27, 2014

    09/27/2014 9:26:24 AM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | September 27, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Long term/winter forecast, 1-5, 5-10 day. California to remain dry until winter.
  • RFK Jr. Demands Censorship of Climate Skeptics [Another one of my fake articles]

    09/26/2014 4:35:22 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 47 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. opined that those skeptical of the dangers of climate change ought to be silenced. "I'm really tired of arguing with these people," Kennedy complained. "It's a drain on my energy. It takes time away from restructuring society along more socially beneficial lines." Kennedy suggested that "climate skeptics should be put on trial at the Hague as 'war criminals.' Whether people realize it or not, we are at war for the planet's future. On one side are those who want to save the planet. On the other are people who want to stop us from...
  • Cultural War during the Cold War 2.0

    09/26/2014 6:14:55 PM PDT · by se99tp · 7 replies
    CCD Report ^ | September 26th, 2014 | B.G.
    When American political nymphomaniacs and masochists marched in New York, the Russian freedom defenders walked in a peaceful protest against the current policy of Kremlin on Ukraine and in other neighboring states. They wanted to speak their thoughts above the cameras of the regime-controlled media. Supporters of opposition or apolitical citizens declared on the streets of Moscow, Sankt-Petersburg, Saratov, Novosibirsk, Rostov, Tomsk, Yekaterinburg, Barnaul We do not want a war! Some put this slogan into even more telling one: It is better to be active today, then to be radioactive tomorrow! () Last Thursday, September 25th, 2014, President of Lithuania...
  • Environmentalist Fanatics Seek a New Global Warming Inquisition

    09/26/2014 3:40:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/14 | Tim Dunkin
    Disciples of Gaia and the Deindustrialization of America Anyone who has followed the debate over climate change in recent years has probably noted the seemingly religious fervor with which the pro-alarmist crowd approaches the subject. Opposition to the environmentalist agenda of deindustrialization is not just viewed as wrong policy, but the rankest heresy. To deny that man-made global warming is going to destroy the Earth is tantamount to spitting upon the holy scriptures of the green faith. Opposition is not just misinformed or wrong-headed, but is actually sinful and evil, unholiness that cannot be allowed to continue by the Disciples...
  • EPA Head Confident That States Will Follow New Carbon Emissions Rules

    09/26/2014 3:29:45 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 09/26/14 | Kate Sheppard
    WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Friday that she believes most states will ultimately comply with her agency's proposed new rules on carbon emissions. The rules, which were released earlier this year and are supposed to be finalized by June 2015, set new limits, specific to each state, on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Each state, however, will need to develop its own plan for meeting those standards. Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA can impose its own plans on states that choose not to submit one, and can legally compel states to follow those...
  • Environmentalist Fanatics Seek a New Global Warming Inquisition

    09/26/2014 2:21:25 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | September 26, 2014 | Tim Dunkin
    Anyone who has followed the debate over climate change in recent years has probably noted the seemingly religious fervor with which the pro-alarmist crowd approaches the subject. Opposition to the environmentalist agenda of deindustrialization is not just viewed as wrong policy, but the rankest heresy. To deny that man-made global warming is going to destroy the Earth is tantamount to spitting upon the holy scriptures of the "green" faith. Opposition is not just misinformed or wrong-headed, but is actually sinful and evil, unholiness that cannot be allowed to continue by the Disciples of Gaia. So it is in this context...
  • Cargo ship from Nunavik mine to travel Northwest Passage

    09/26/2014 1:08:16 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 22, 2014 2:49 PM CT| | CBC News
    A cargo vessel carrying a shipment of nickel from Nunavik to China left Deception Bay, Que., on Friday to sail through the Northwest Passage. Fednav, which owns the MV Nunavik, says it will be one of few commercial vessels to navigate the Northwest Passage, and the first to do so unescorted.
  • First Snow of winter

    09/26/2014 12:55:54 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    Iceland Review ^ | September 26, 2014 18:48 | Benedikt Jhannesson
    Officially, the first day of winter in Iceland is not until October 25 this year. Someone does not seem to be aware of this, since it started snowing in some places in north Iceland this afternoon. The accompanying photo was taken on verrfjall on the way from Saurkrkur in Skagafjrur.
  • CLIMATE WORSHIP AT THE CATHEDRAL

    09/26/2014 8:27:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 26, 2014 | Mark Tooley
    CLIMATE WORSHIP AT THE CATHEDRAL At St. John the Divine, the climate never changes. By Mark Tooley 9.26.14 Hundreds of thousands marched in New York recently for climate justice in The Peoples Climate March, convinced that human industry is heating the earth to apocalyptic levels. Naturally there was a religious auxiliary to the Global Warming jamboree in the form of the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change, sponsored by the World Council of Churches, among others. And of course it included earth-friendly worship at the flamboyant Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine, whose theologically provocative services some critics have...
  • Burn Their Houses Down The Progressive Activists The Media Doesnt Want You To See

    09/25/2014 6:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 23, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    It was a protest for the planet, or at least it was billed that way. Progressive activists marched under the green banner this week in New York City to call for action on climate change. But what was the action they were advocating? White the media covered senators, actors, and celebrities at the event, they stayed away from the masses. That wasnt an accident. One idiot shows up at a tea party event with a Confederate flag and the media covers that person like they started the movement, but hundreds, if not thousands of violent, anti-capitalist, anti-American lunatics damn near...
  • NYT Goes Full Moonbat: 'Alaska is going to be the next Florida'

    09/25/2014 11:11:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 25, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It's something you would expect from a sanity challenged fringe blog or from the usual suspects such as the Democratic Underground or the Daily Kos. Instead the latest example of global warming wackiness is coming from the Gray Lady herself, the New York Times. This is an actual unchallenged quote in a Times article by Jennifer A. Kingson Alaska is going to be the next Florida by the end of the century. Got that? Not in millions of years but by the end of this century. Of course no data is provided to back up this assertion. In fact the...
  • Nelson Mandela's widow calls for urgent climate action at UN

    09/25/2014 2:22:51 AM PDT · by blueplum · 44 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | September 24, 2014 12:55 EDT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The widow of Nelson Mandela punctured the self-congratulatory mood of the UN summit on Tuesday, saying world leaders had failed to rise to the challenge of climate change. :snip: The Green Climate Fund was founded in 2010 to help poor countries cope with climate change. UN officials and developing country diplomats have said repeatedly it will not be possible to reach a climate deal in Paris, without a significant fund for those countries which did the least to cause climate change but will bear the brunt. South Korea and Switzerland went on to pledge $100m each, Denmark pledged $70m, Norway...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry Explains the Greenhouse Effect

    09/24/2014 6:00:32 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 13 replies
    Global Warming.org ^ | Sept 16, 2014 | Myron Ebell
    SOS Kerry :This is simple. Kids at the earliest age can understand this. Try and picture a very thin layer of gases a quarter-inch, half an inch, somewhere in that vicinity thats how thick it is. Its in our atmosphere. Its way up there at the edge of the atmosphere. And for millions of years literally millions of years we know that layer has acted like a thermal blanket for the planet trapping the suns heat and warming the surface of the Earth to the ideal, life-sustaining temperature. But in modern times, as human beings...
  • AP Fact-Check Shreds Obama UN Speech

    09/24/2014 11:15:33 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 9/24/2014 | Bradford Thomas
    An Associated Press fact-check on President Obamas climate change speech to the United Nations Tuesday accused the president of clearly spinning the facts and distorting the truth about Americas response to global warming. The AP fact-checker faulted Obama gloss[ing] over some inconvenient truths in his global warming lecture Tuesday, particularly in regard to his claims about Americas attempts to clean up emissions at home and his insistence that emissions reductions do not have an impact on the economy. The fact-check says that not only did Obama distort the numbers to claim that in the last eight years the U.S. reduced...
  • Google Gags the Global Warming Debate

    09/24/2014 9:28:36 AM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 13 replies
    US World News ^ | 9-23-14 | Peter Roff
    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt used an appearance on NPR on Monday to announce his company was cutting ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative organization composed of private companies and state legislators, over the groups position on climate change. Everyone understands climate change is occurring, and the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place," Schmidt told NPRs Diane Rehm. "And so we should not be aligned with such people they're just, they're just literally lying. As Schmidt might find out to his misfortune,...
  • Independents Fear Terrorism - Dems Prioritize Global Warming Threat

    09/24/2014 7:47:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/24/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    New polling shows progressives peculiar priorities Independents Fear Terrorism - Dems Prioritize Global Warming Threat A Pew Research Center/USA Today survey conducted between Aug. 20 and 24 reveals a startling disconnect between Democrats and the rest of America. A staggering 68 percent of Democrats consider global climate change a greater threat to the United States than either Al Qaeda at 67 percent, or ISIS at 65 percent. By contrast, 80 percent of Republicans cited Al Qaeda as the principal threat facing the nation, followed by 78 percent citing ISIS, and only 25 percent expressing concern about global climate change. Among...
  • Climate Movement Drops Mask, Admits Communist Agenda

    09/24/2014 6:36:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-23-14 | zombie
    Communists along with a few environmental groups staged a Peoples Climate Rally in Oakland, California on Sunday, September 21, in conjunction with the larger Peoples Climate March in New York City on the same day. Wait did I say communists? Isnt that a bit of an exaggeration? Wellno. At the New York event, many people noticed that gee, there sure are a lot of communists at this march. But in Oakland always on the cutting edge the entire climate change movement at last fully, irrevocably and overtly embraced communism as its stated goal. Any concerns about optics...
  • Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide(9029 PhDs Sign Against Global Warming)

    09/24/2014 6:20:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Petition Project ^ | 2007 | Arthur B. Robinson, Noah E. Robinson, and Willie Soon
    ABSTRACT A review of the research literature concerning the environmental consequences of increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide leads to the conclusion that increases during the 20th and early 21st centuries have produced no deleterious effects upon Earth's weather and climate. Increased carbon dioxide has, however, markedly increased plant growth. Predictions of harmful climatic effects due to future increases in hydrocarbon use and minor greenhouse gases like CO2 do not conform to current experimental knowledge. The environmental effects of rapid expansion of the nuclear and hydrocarbon energy industries are discussed. CONCLUSIONS There are no experimental data to support the hypothesis...
  • Mayor de Blasio addresses United Nations, calls climate change an 'existential threat'

    09/23/2014 8:56:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    Calling climate change an "existential threat," Mayor de Blasio on Tuesday opened the UN Climate Summit by urging the world's citizens to change the way they live for the betterment of the planet. De Blasio, speaking in front of hundreds of world leaders in his first address before the United Nations, said the reason the Earth is facing this crisis is because of our own behavior. "We know humanity is facing an existential threat. The cause is us how we heat our homes, how we transport ourselves, the reckless way in which we live. This is an issue we...
  • Theyre just literally lying: Googles Eric Schmidt on cutting ties with conservative group

    09/23/2014 7:02:08 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 22, 2014 | Joe Garofoli
    Googles Eric Schmidt dropped a wonky bombshell Monday when he said the internet company was looking at ending its support of ALEC, the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council.
  • OBAMA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE AT UN

    09/23/2014 3:32:46 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 133 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 23, 2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Obama announced a series of executive actions to fight climate change on Tuesday, during a speech to the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. Obama ordered all federal agencies to begin factoring climate resilience into all of their international development programs and investments. The action is expected to complement efforts by the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the White House.
  • President Obama Declares Climate Change Defining Threat of the Century

    09/23/2014 2:16:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 23, 2014 | By Devin Dwyer
    Even as he battles ISIS and Ebola, President Obama today declared climate change the threat that will define the contours of this century more than any other. Climate is changing faster than our efforts to address it. The alarm bells keep ringing. Our citizens keep marching. We cannot pretend we dont hear them, Obama told delegates at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York, referencing the massive demonstrations over the past few days. We have to tackle this global threat before its too late.
  • Climate Change March Out Of Step With Facts

    09/23/2014 12:19:33 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 32 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Junk Science: Those trying to save the planet leave trash-filled streets in advance of a U.N. climate confab that's a solution in search of a problem. Even a former administration official thinks the Earth is fine. Colorfully costumed zealots marched in New York and other cities Sunday in advance of Tuesday's U.N. Climate Summit. Once again they claimed, "The science is settled," and blamed capitalism for non-existent weather change. They barely noticed, as British climate-change skeptic Lord Christopher Monckton points out at Marc Morano's Climate Depot, the "Great Pause" in global temperatures now stands at 17 years and 11 months.
  • Global summit on climate change slated for Minneapolis

    09/23/2014 9:03:42 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-23-14 | MAURA LERNER ,
    Dozens of former world leaders are expected to converge on Minneapolis in October 2015 for an international summit on climate change and democracy, organizers announced Monday. The conference, called “Minnesota 2015: Democracy for a Sustainable Future,” is designed to draw people from around the globe to explore ways that democratic nations can reduce greenhouse emissions. “It takes it beyond ‘here’s the challenge, here’s the problem,’ ” said Orlyn Kringstad, executive director of the U.S. branch of Partnership for Change, one of the cosponsors. “It’s [about] what needs to be done and how governments around the world can support those efforts.” The...
  • Some Useful FACTS About Global Warming and Climate Change

    09/23/2014 8:43:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/14 | Alan Caruba
    In a world threatened by the rise of radical Islamism, by the outbreak of diseases like Ebola... Thanks to Sundays Climate March in New York and Tuesdays Climate Summit at the United Nations, Americans and others will have been deluged with the lies that have been told to sustain this greatest of all hoaxes. Here are the known facts. Use them to protect yourself against the Green assault the truth:
  • Climate change alarmists silent on economic damage done by climate change alarmists

    09/23/2014 7:14:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 9-23-14 | M. D. Kittle
    As Watchdog.org report Bruce Parker vividly reported Sunday from inside the environmentalist carnival that was the Peoples Climate March through midtown Manhattan, this pre-game show to Tuesdays going-green confab in New York City showcased an array of left-loving characters. His greenness himself, former Vice President Al Gore was in attendance. So was Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio. The vegans, the shamans, the commies, big labor, the socialists, and probably more than a few sociopaths all were on hand at what was billed as the largest climate-related protest in history. Along the parade route, from Central Park West to West 34th Street,...
  • Why Aren't Global Warmists Protesting Against China?

    09/23/2014 5:14:12 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/22/2014 | IBD Staff
    Climate: Amid all the hoopla over the "world's largest march against global warming," one question went unasked: Why aren't the protesters carping about the real culprits behind the recent rise in CO2? It makes no sense. America is a global warming success story, for those who believe in such things. CO2 emissions are on the downtrend in this country. [snip] China is a completely different story.
  • Climate change rallies are call to action policy-makers should heed

    09/23/2014 4:42:14 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 23 sept 2014
    More than 300,000 people rallied in Manhattan Sunday, calling on world leaders to act on climate change the largest climate change rally in history, according to reports. And while New York's rally was the largest in the People's Climate March event, rallies also took place in London, Paris, Berlin, Melbourne and more than 2,000 other locations around the globe, according to the BBC. And hundreds more showed up Monday in New York and marched to Wall Street to protest the role they say investments play in financing practices that cause climate change, The New York Times reported. The rallies...
  • Socialist Climate Change Dreams Falling Apart

    09/23/2014 4:20:19 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 27 replies
    According to Pat Sajak you can always tell which side has been rallying based on how much trash has been left behind. Tea Party groups are known for leaving their rally grounds spotless. Leftist groups are known for leaving behind heaps of trash. Sundays climate change rally in New York ahead of a major UN conference on the subject was no different. Climate change extremists spent the afternoon trying scare people into believing the sky is falling, meanwhile they simply tossed all their trash in the street for someone else to pick up. The rally brought out all sorts of...
  • To Save the Planet, Dont Plant Trees (causes global warming)

    09/23/2014 2:36:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/19/14 | NADINE UNGER
    **SNIP** Of course, this is counterintuitive. We all learn in school how trees effortlessly perform the marvel of photosynthesis: They take up carbon dioxide from the air and make oxygen. This process provides us with life, food, water, shelter, fiber and soil. The earths forests generously mop up about a quarter of the worlds fossil-fuel carbon emissions every year. So its understandable that wed expect trees to save us from rising temperatures, but climate science tells a different story. Besides the amount of greenhouse gases in the air, another important switch on the planetary thermostat is how much of the...
  • The Attractions of Paradise

    09/22/2014 10:39:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | September 22, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    Back in the 1930s intellectuals sometimes advised each other: dont give to beggars, youll delay the revolution. Socialism has been described as a method of loving humanity so that you can be indifferent to your actual neighbor. The idea has been around a long time. The 1960s musical Hair caught the notion in these lyrics: How can people have no feelings? How can they ignore their friends? Easy to be proud, easy to say no And especially people who care about strangers Who care about evil and social injustice Do you only care about the bleeding crowd? How about a...
  • Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance

    09/22/2014 6:54:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/22/2014 | Evan Halper
    Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said Monday. The decision marks a major victory for a campaign by environmentalists, union activists and other liberal groups that have pushed companies to drop support for ALEC. Microsoft ended its ties to the group a few weeks ago. The consensus within the company was that that was some sort of mistake, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said, referring to the initial decision to support...
  • study links changing winds to warming in pacific

    09/22/2014 4:26:28 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 22, 2014 | JEFF BARNARD
    A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming. The study compared ocean surface temperatures from 1900 to 2012 to surface air pressure, a stand-in for wind measurements, and found a close match. "What we found was the somewhat surprising degree to which the winds can explain all the wiggles in the temperature curve," said lead author Jim Johnstone, who did the work while a climatologist at the Joint Institute...
  • The Show Wont Go On

    09/22/2014 10:56:37 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    After a series of lackluster reviews, the traveling global warming musical that was financed by the U.S. taxpayers is ending its run early. The Great Immensity, a musical described as painfully long and awkward, was made possible by a $697,177 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The play, which featured songs and video exploring Americans relationships to the environment, opened in New York in April with a three-week run before going on a national tour that was supposed to attract 75,000 patrons, FoxNews.com reported. But it stalled after a single production in Kansas City, falling short of the lofty...
  • Reason Magazine actually asked climate protesters what they want to do, and its hilarious

    09/22/2014 7:47:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Those in politics who spend much of their time railing about the dangers associated with anthropogenic climate change will often assert that the public largely shares their concerns about catastrophic climate shifts. You rarely hear from those oft-cited members of the public who are supposedly alarmed by climate change alarmism. Reason Magazines Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business Networks The Independents, revealed why that is when he took to the Peoples Climate March in New York City this weekend armed with a camera and a microphone. Unsurprisingly, the Peoples March more resembled a throwback anti-capitalism protest than it did...
  • The Crumbling Climate-Change Consensus: Extremists rhetoric heats up as their case falls apart.

    09/22/2014 7:40:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/22/2014 | John Fund
    The United Nations Climate Summit will begin in New York this Tuesday, but environmental activists didnt wait. All day Sunday, they filled the streets of Manhattan for a march that featured Al Gore, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, and various Hollywood actors. But they certainly didnt act like a movement that was winning. There was a tone of fatalism in the comments of many with whom I spoke; they despair that the kind of radical change they advocate probably wont result from the normal democratic process. Its no surprise then that the rhetoric of climate-change activists has become...
  • Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity From Fossil Fuels

    09/22/2014 5:29:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 21, 2014 | John Schwartz
    John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels. The family whose legendary wealth flowed from Standard Oil is planning to announce on Monday that its $860 million philanthropic organization, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, is joining the divestment movement that began a couple years ago on college campuses. The announcement, timed to precede Tuesdays opening of the United Nations climate change summit meeting in New York City, is part of a broader and accelerating initiative. In recent years, 180 institutions including philanthropies, religious organizations, pension funds and local governments as well...
  • Communists, Radicals Spotted Throughout Climate March in NYC Demanding Revolution, Nothing Less

    09/22/2014 12:40:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Blaze / The Associated Press ^ | September 21, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Tens-of-thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of New York City Sunday to demand political leaders take action on climate change. While the protest remained peaceful, much of the Peoples Climate March appeared to be made up of fringe elements of the political left. Dozens of signs denouncing capitalism were spotted at the demonstration, often held by self-proclaimed socialists. Capitalism is destroying the planet, a sticker on one womans shirt read, We need revolution, nothing less.(continued)
  • 300,000 marchers ring climate warning bell in NYC, around globe

    09/21/2014 7:33:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    CBS News ^ | 09/21/2014
    NEW YORK - Over three hundred thousand activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman played the accordion. But their message was not entertaining: "We're going to lose our planet in the next generation if things continue this way," said Bert Garskof, 81, as a family member pushed his wheelchair through...
  • The Left Doesnt Really Believe in Climate Change

    09/21/2014 5:47:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Ricochet ^ | May 27, 2014 | Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    The sky is always falling. If the new ice age doesnt do us in, the ozone hole will. The instant DDT is banned, aerosols must follow. Global warming is replaced by climate change is replaced by global weirding. And what is the solution to these often-contradictory scenarios? We anachronists who retain a bias toward the hard sciences would employ very different measures to prevent a freezing ocean and a boiling one. To an engineer, soldier or plumber, this is obvious. But how do leaders of the environmental left address these opposing doomsdays? By raising taxes, increasing government, impeding capitalism and...
  • Knife-Wielding Veteran Sniper Rushes White House, Wants To Warn Obama "Atmosphere Is Collapsing"

    09/21/2014 3:42:08 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | 9-21-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Knife-Wielding Veteran Sniper Rushes White House, Wants To Warn Obama "Atmosphere Is Collapsing" Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/21/2014 Of the stories in the past two days, there is hardly anything more bizarre than that of Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, a veteran had served three tours in Iraq and relatives said served as a sniper managed to jump over the White House fence, sprinted more than 70 yards across the Northern Lawn, got to the front double doors of the North Portico, turned the brass knob and stepped inside the vestibule. "There he was grabbed...
  • New paper shows nature absorbs ~83% of man-made CO2 emissions, much more than previously thought

    09/21/2014 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 18 replies
    A paper published today in Earth System Science Data Discussions analyzes the 2014 carbon budget and predicts man-made CO2 emissions from fossil-fuels and cement production have increased by 65% since 1990. However, atmospheric levels of CO2 have only increased by 11% since 1990, indicating that ~83% of man-made emissions have been absorbed by natural sinks, far greater than the IPCC belief that natural sinks absorb 50% of man-made emissions. Thus, natural sinks [such as the up to 30% greening of the planet over the past few decades] are expanding faster than the IPCC anticipated, CO2 lifetime in the atmosphere is...
  • Climate Change March Begins in New York City

    09/21/2014 9:02:52 AM PDT · by dennisw · 68 replies
    nytimes ^ | SEPT. 21, 2014 | By LISA W. FODERARO
    After months of planning, the Peoples Climate March began rolling through a large swath of Midtown Manhattan on Sunday, taking public frustration over stalled efforts to curb carbon emissions to the streets in a noisy, vivid display of unity. At 11:30 a.m., the march began moving east along 59th Street from Columbus Circle, proceeding along a circuitous, two-mile route, and drawing labor and immigrant groups, students and politicians, scientists and religious leaders. The march will turn south on Avenue of the Americas, head west on 42nd Street to 11th Avenue and finish at 34th Street. The protest comes two days...