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  • BLOOMBERG: Ted Cruz 'says some of the stupidest things I've ever heard' ("Climate Change")

    11/27/2015 9:34:42 AM PST · by Isara · 80 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 27, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    ...Michael Bloomberg...trashed two top-tier Republican presidential candidates in a CNN interview airing Friday.After dismissing "right-wing crazies" who reject mainstream climate science, Bloomberg was asked by CNN's Christiane Amanpour what he made of the GOP field...."There's one of them who was a surgeon, unfortunately at Johns Hopkins, who doesn't believe in science," Bloomberg said. "Somebody said that's like a business executive that doesn't believe in profits."Bloomberg then said that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas had said some of the "stupidest" things about climate change despite his intellect. He noted that Cruz's intelligence had been praised by Alan Dershowitz, a prominent US...
  • After Paris attacks, increased resolve for UN climate talks

    11/27/2015 7:35:01 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | KARL RITTER and SYLVIE CORBET
    PARIS (AP) -- Still gripped by shock and grief, Paris will play host to a long-awaited U.N. climate conference under tragic circumstances that none could have foreseen. But delegates to the two-week talks starting Monday insist they won't let the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in the French capital distract them from the task at hand: crafting a landmark deal to fight global warming.
  • ‘I was tossed out of the tribe’: climate scientist Judith Curry interviewed

    11/26/2015 7:06:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 11/26/15 | David Rose
    It is safe to predict that when 20,000 world leaders, officials, green activists and hangers-on convene in Paris next week for the 21st United Nations climate conference, one person you will not see much quotedis Professor Judith Curry. This is a pity. Her record of peer-reviewed publication in the best climate-science journals is second to none, and in America she has become a public intellectual. But on this side of the Atlantic, apparently, she is too ‘challenging’. What is troubling about her pariah status is that her trenchant critique of the supposed consensus on global warming is not derived from...
  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

    11/26/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Oversight: A federal agency keeps stonewalling congressional efforts to access its internal communications. What's the problem here? If the agency's global warming claim was honestly arrived at, just turn over the documents.
  • Gaia Beats Mars: How Our Military Is Being Turned Into Green Eco-Wussies

    11/26/2015 7:21:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 11/26/15 | James Delingpole
    Islamic State earns about $500 million a year from its oil revenues. But according to former CIA director Mike Morrell, US fighter aircraft have been ordered not to bomb their oil wells in case they cause “environmental damage.”Yes. That makes sense. Clearly one of the main priorities in any war of attrition should be to do everything possible to protect your enemies’ lives, wellbeing and resources.Some might argue that a merciless death cult which now controls swathes of Iraq and Syria and a population of around 10 million, which makes $2 billion a year from oil and extortion, which rapes and...
  • The New 'Consensus': 97 Percent Of Americans Aren't Worried About Global Warming

    11/26/2015 2:12:29 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies
    The DC Caller ^ | November 25, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    While 97 percent of scientists may agree mankind is driving global warming, 97 percent of Americans don’t seem to care about the issue when stacked up against other concerns such as terrorism or the economy, according to a recent Fox News poll. A November Fox News poll of more than 1,000 registered voters found that only 3 percent listed "climate change" as the most important issue facing the country today, down from 5 percent in August. Americans were much more worried about terrorism, the economy and immigration than global warming. Read more:
  • Obama Goes On A ‘Green’ Spending Spree Ahead Of UN Summit

    11/25/2015 6:39:34 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 11/24/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $125 million in new spending Monday to fund 41 green energy projects ahead of the United Nations global warming summit set to take place next week. DOE is funding dozens of green technologies through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, program to find technological solutions to fighting global warming. ARPA-E projects are ones the government thinks show promise, but aren’t yet commercially viable. “As we look beyond COP21, the energy technologies the Department of Energy invests in today will provide the solutions needed to combat climate change and develop a global low-carbon economy...
  • Should your turkey be taxed for climate change? (SeeBS News says YES!)

    11/24/2015 11:23:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Aimee Picchi
    As Americans prepare for their Thanksgiving Day feasts, there's an issue on the horizon that could make that turkey more expensive: taxing meat to reduce climate change. Livestock is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, adding about the same amount of emissions as that of all the world's vehicles, according to a new report from the U.K. policy institute Chatham House. But many consumers aren't aware of the link between their dinner plates and climate change, the report notes. At the same time, meat consumption is forecast to increase by 76 percent over the next several decades, thanks to...
  • Will Global Warming Bake My Turkey?

    11/25/2015 8:11:23 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-25-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s not as if this is the first time Barry has conflated terrorism with global warming: “Wednesday is Earth Day, a day to appreciate and protect this precious planet we call home. And today, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change.” It only seems like Islamo-fascists have been trying to wipe out Western civilization for as long as earth’s climate has been changing. “Stifle yourself! You’re causing global warming/cooling/climate change.”The truth however is that the earth’s climate has been changing since it’s inception while the Muslim scourge has only been in our midst for the better part...
  • 10 Things Americans Are Worried About More Than Global Warming

    11/25/2015 6:18:35 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | October 2015 | Chris Martin
    Respondents were given a list of 88 things that could inspire fear. These entries ranged from world problems (like war, terrorism, nuclear attacks) to practical fears (murder, death, unemployment) to uncommon phobias (zombies, clowns, ghosts). ... Also on the list was global warming, which leading Democratic candidates have said is the biggest threat facing Americans today. But the American Fears survey revealed a much different opinion on the topic, with only 30.7% of respondents saying that global warming made them either afraid or very afraid. Global warming did not even make the top twenty. Here are some things Americans are...
  • MEPs snub regulation of cow methane [European Union]

    11/24/2015 5:55:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 23 Nov 2015, 09:27 | Peter Teffer
    It was perhaps not Eric Andrieu's most stately speech in the European Parliament. But when the center-left French MEP tabled a last-minute change to new air pollution rules, he did manage to elicit laughter and applause from several of his colleagues. "At the risk of disappointing you, mister president, the European Parliament does not yet have the power to stop cows from farting or burping," said Andrieu, in Wednesday 28 October's plenary session. The vice-chair of the EP's agriculture committee heard many of his fellow MEPs laugh, and smiled. [...] After Andrieu made his fart joke, MEPs passed his amendment,...
  • The Planet’s Worst Nightmare: A Republican White House (super barf alert)

    11/24/2015 3:35:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 23 Nov, 2015 | REBECCA LEBER
    In the second Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton deflected a question about her electability with an observation that could apply to pretty much any issue in the presidential race. She noted "there are some differences among" the Democratic candidates, but those differences "pale compared to what’s happening on the Republican side." Climate change was one of the fundamental divides that she cited. In an exclusive interview last month, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta told me, "Politics is largely about friction. And I view this as a place of high friction with the Republican candidates today." If Democrats succeed in making climate...
  • How To Talk To A Climate Change Denier

    11/24/2015 12:44:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 70 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Nov. 24, 2015 | Chris D'Angelo
    Studies suggest consensus among scientists is as high as 97 percent.In the face of warmer air and ocean temperatures, rising sea levels, stronger storms and an increased risk of drought, fire and flood, scientists agree -- quite overwhelmingly -- that climate change is very real. In fact, studies suggest that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists believe climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities. Yet it's not hard to find yourself in a spirited back-and-forth with the so-called "deniers" -- those who continue to reject mainstream climate science.
  • Prince Charles blames the Syrian War on Climate Change. He has a Point [TIC]

    11/24/2015 11:22:40 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2015 17:25 UTC | Niraj Chokshi
    Britain's Prince Charles has blamed climate change in part for the Syrian war and warned that global warming could exacerbate similar conflicts worldwide. Charles's comments — in an interview broadcast Monday — came exactly one week before the start of a United Nations climate change conference in Paris, where he plans to deliver a keynote address. Unless world leaders take action to slow the impact of climate change, "it’s going to get so much worse," Charles warned in the interview with Sky News, which was recorded before the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. "Some of us were saying 20...
  • Obama: Paris Climate Summit Will Be ‘Powerful Rebuke’ To Terrorists

    11/24/2015 10:55:15 AM PST · by Rockitz · 62 replies ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama calls the upcoming climate summit with world leaders in Paris a “powerful rebuke” to Islamic State terrorists who attacked the city earlier this month. “What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be, when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children,” Obama marveled, after previewing his attendance at the summit which begins next week in Paris.
  • German Professor: NASA Has Fiddled Climate Data On ‘Unbelievable’ Scale

    11/24/2015 9:39:06 AM PST · by Freeport · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | James Delingpole
    A German professor has confirmed what skeptics from Britain to the US have long suspected: that NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies has largely invented “global warming” by tampering with the raw temperature data records. Professor Dr. Friedrich Karl Ewert is a retired geologist and data computation expert. He has painstakingly examined and tabulated all NASA GISS’s temperature data series, taken from 1153 stations and going back to 1881. His conclusion: that if you look at the raw data, as opposed to NASA’s revisions, you’ll find that since 1940 the planet has been cooling, not warming. According to Günter Ederer,...
  • Global Warming Double Dipper Enriches Family With Tax Dollars(SHOCKING NEWS!)

    11/24/2015 7:48:45 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 11/24/2015 | Ethan Barton
    A global warming crusader used a tax-exempt nonprofit to stuff his families’ pockets at the expense of taxpayers, according to a complaint filed with the Internal Revenue Service by two watchdog groups Tuesday. The Competitive Enterprise Institute and Cause of Action filed a complaint asking the IRS to revoke the exempt status of the Institute of Global Environment and Society Inc. — a global warming advocate that has received over $60 million in federal grants. The nonprofit’s founder and president is George Mason University Professor Jagadish Shukla, who was also the lead signatory of a Sept. 1 letter urging President...
  • If it's freezing, it must be warming

    11/24/2015 6:50:21 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 11/24/2015 | Brian Joondeph
    Even more predictable than the actual weather is Mother Nature once again having fun with climate alarmists. As winter approaches, we see true climate change, also known as changing seasons. The United Nations conference on climate change is set to begin in just a week, and Mother Nature, as a reality check, threw a giant snowball at the American Midwest. It’s not even Thanksgiving, and winter is officially a month away, but the Midwest was clobbered with cold temperatures and snow – not just a late fall cold snap, but a major winter storm. Single-digit temperatures. Eleven inches of snow...
  • Al Gore's Royal boy: Prince Charles Blames Syria's War On Climate Change

    11/23/2015 8:27:17 AM PST · by granada · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 23 November 2015 | CHRIS BROOKE FOR THE DAILY MAIL
    The Syrian crisis that is spreading terror across the world was prompted by climate change, the Prince of Wales has claimed. In a controversial interview, Charles argued that the cumulative effect of global warming was ‘one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria’. He warned that a decades-long failure to tackle climate change inevitably meant ‘greater conflict over scarce resources’ and that even the Pentagon had realised the root cause of war and terrorism was ‘what we’re doing to our environment’. His outspoken comments were made in an interview with Sky News recorded before the Paris attacks. Charles...
  • UN: Weather-Related Disasters Occur Almost Daily (Women, children hardest hit)

    11/23/2015 9:42:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 23, 2015 | Tom Miles
    GENEVA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Weather-related disasters such as floods and heatwaves have occurred almost daily in the past decade, almost twice as often as two decades ago, with Asia being the hardest hit region, a U.N. report said on Monday. While the report authors could not pin the increase wholly on climate change, they did say that the upward trend was likely to continue as extreme weather events increased. Since 1995, weather disasters have killed 606,000 people, left 4.1 billion injured, homeless or in need of aid, and accounted for 90 percent of all disasters, it said. A recent...
  • Cleaner atmosphere means more Arctic sea-ice melt, study says

    11/23/2015 8:18:27 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    Arctic Newswire ^ | 11/22/2015 | Yereth Rosen
    To protect human health and safeguard the environment, governments and utility companies around the world have worked -- successfully -- to reduced the amount of sulfur dioxide released into the atmosphere. But there's a downside to cleaning the air of sulfur dioxide and similar pollutants: Arctic sea ice is more exposed to solar heat, and more of it melts. Now, Environment Canada researchers, in a study published in Geophysical Research Letters, have put a number on the sea-ice melt that reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide (and certain other aerosols, tiny particles that are suspended in the atmosphere) are expected to...
  • Obama Points to His Great Courage Traveling to Paris Climate Summit Under Heavy Guard

    11/23/2015 6:23:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    Idependent ^ | November 22, 2015 | S. Noble
    Obama Points to His Great Courage Traveling to Paris Climate Summit Under Heavy Guard S. Noble November 22, 2015 Barack Obama actually said at a presser Sunday that by attending the Climate Conference he is showing ISIS Im Not Afraid and Amb Wendy Sherman, putting a smiley face on Obamas no strategy plan against ISIS, said President Obama Has Been About Resolve Not Fear Against ISIS. Barack Obama said he would go ahead with a visit to Paris for the pivotal UN summit on climate change despite the recent attacks in the French capital, urging other leaders to do the...
  • Climate change root cause of Syrian war: Britain's Prince Charles

    11/23/2015 2:23:58 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/23/2015 | Michael Holden
    Britain's Prince Charles has pointed to the world's failure to tackle climate change as a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the consequent refugee crisis engulfing Europe. The heir to the British throne is due to give a keynote speech at the opening of a global climate summit in Paris next week where 118 leaders will gather to try to nail down a deal to limit rising greenhouse gas emissions. "Some of us were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn't tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and...
  • To Pope Francis Christmas only a “charade”

    11/22/2015 7:56:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/15 | Judi McLeod
    We’ve been hearing it from the atheists for decades. We’ve been hearing it from the legions of the hypocritical politically correct, but how many of us ever thought we’d ever hear these words from a Bishop of Rome: “Christmas is a charade”. (Pope Francis, Nov. 12, 2015) We can image the loud cheers being sent up from the secular world at the pontiff’s bullseye shot at the heart at Christmas, because it comes from a source that was least expected on the eve of Advent 2015.
  • Season's first snow is Chicago's largest November snowfall in 120 years

    11/22/2015 3:39:12 AM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21, 2015 | Marwa Eltagouri
    Chicago gets its largest November snowfall in 120 years. The season's first snowfall dropped as much as 17 inches across Chicago's northern suburbs, and the total of 11.2 inches at O'Hare International Airport made it the largest November snowfall in 120 years. ... According to the weather service, this was the second-largest November snowstorm, behind only a 12-inch snowfall Nov. 25-26, 1895. This month is catapulted to the fourth snowiest November on record with more than a week remaining. The three snowiest Novembers were: 1940 with 14.8 inches, 1895 with 14.5 inches and 1951 with 14.3 inches.
  • Winter storm Bella dumps 16 inches of snow - heaviest recorded November snowstorm in 100 years

    11/22/2015 3:14:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/15
    Winter storm Bella dumps 16 inches of snow on the Midwest in the heaviest recorded November snowstorm for a hundred years People fired up snowblowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after the first significant snowstorm of the season dumped up to 20 inches of snow across the Upper Midwest - blanketing a swath from South Dakota to Michigan. The storm created hazardous travel conditions and caused more than 500 flight cancellations. A blast of much colder air was following the storm. The National Weather Service said the snow, which first fell in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa on Friday,...
  • Sanders: 'To hell with the fossil fuel industry’

    11/21/2015 8:32:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates...
  • Prominent Scientists Declare Climate Claims Ahead of UN Summit ‘Irrational’(trunc)

    11/20/2015 9:45:15 PM PST · by Mariner · 13 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | November 20th, 2015 | By: Marc Morano
    MIT Climate Scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen: 'Demonization of CO2 is irrational at best and even modest warming is mostly beneficial.' - 'When someone says this is the warmest temperature on record. What are they talking about? It’s just nonsense. This is a very tiny change period.' Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: 'Policies to slow CO2 emissions are really based on nonsense. We are being led down a false path. To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is really Orwellian. You are calling something a pollutant that we all produce. Where does that lead us eventually?' Greenpeace Co-Founder Dr. Patrick Moore: 'We...
  • A Major Milestone for President Obama’s Climate Agenda by Valerie Jarrett

    11/21/2015 2:02:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    US State Dept ^ | November 220, 2015 | Valerie Jarrett
    Summary: Over 100 cities have pledged to create bold climate action plans as President Obama & Secretary Kerry travel to Paris to negotiate an international climate agreement. In August, as part of an ambitious plan to expand renewable energy to households across America, President Obama called on all U.S. mayors to publicly commit to a local climate action plan. The President set a goal of at least 100 U.S. cities signing the Compact of Mayors prior to the Paris UN climate change meeting (“COP”). Today, that goal has not only been met, but surpassed. Why are U.S. cities so important...
  • Lehigh University professor and wife convicted of cheating NASA (Globe'Bull Fraud)

    11/21/2015 10:40:42 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Morning Call (Allentown, PA) ^ | 11/21/2015 | Peter Hall
    Lehigh University engineering professor Yujie Ding and his wife, Yuliya Zotova, appeared to be talented researchers dedicated to advancing science, jurors in their federal fraud trial said. But the Upper Saucon Township couple's commitment to a $700,000 NASA research program turned fraudulent, jurors said, when Ding and Zotova failed to tell the space agency that Zotova's role in the project had ended. The jury Friday found Ding and Zotova guilty of six out of 10 counts of wire fraud for sending NASA fake invoices from the research company Ding owned and Zotova controlled.
  • MIDWEST BURIED (Record Snow)

    11/21/2015 9:22:22 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 95 replies ^ | 11/21/2015 | DRUDGE
  • New global heat records set for October and year-to-date

    Miami (AFP) - Last month was the hottest October in modern history and the first 10 months of the year have also set new records for worldwide warmth, US government scientists said Wednesday. The latest data means that 2015 is firmly on pace for being the most scorching since 1880, as global warming concerns mount ahead of key climate talks in Paris starting later this month. October marked the sixth month in a row that heat records were shattered across the planet, said the monthly report by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "The globally averaged temperature over land...
  • Enough of this Suicidal Religion Nonsense

    11/21/2015 8:48:08 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-20-2015 | MOTUS
    Please, can we stop pandering to this suicidal ideology posing as a religion! Wait, what? You’re talking about Islam? I thought we were talking aboutGlobal Warming. I guess in the realm of relativism and moral equivalency they might both be considered the same.This could be the result of Radical Islam…or global warming. Whatever. Prominent Scientists Declare Climate Claims Ahead of UN Summit ‘Irrational’ – ‘Based On Nonsense’ – ‘Leading us down a false path’ - Climate Depot It would be hard to know which side to come down on in these debates because as Monty Python said, “it's such a...
  • Great News! Americans Don’t Really Care About Climate Change

    11/21/2015 6:23:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/20/2015 | David Harsanyi
    There is a preventable calamity out there, purportedly the root cause of nearly all wars, refugee crises, sickness, misogyny, terrorism, hunger, poverty, and everything else troubling mankind these days. The world is perpetually on the precipice of catastrophe-- despite all evidence to the contrary -- if we don't act right now. Tomorrow is always too late. So after being bombarded with this anxiety-ridden dogma for a couple of decades, it's unsurprising that upwards of 75 percent of Americans claim to believe climate change is a problem in need of fixing. And most of them say they are willing to...
  • Record Crushing Fraud From NOAA And NASA Ahead Of Paris

    11/20/2015 4:48:08 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Real Climate Science ^ | November 19, 2015 | Tony Heller
    Gavin and Tom delivered their fraud right on schedule ahead of Paris, just as I predicted they would. They claim that October had the highest temperature anomaly ever recorded for any month....Somehow, they managed to calculate Earth’s temperature within 0.01 degrees – even though they had no temperature data for about half of the land surface, including none in Greenland and very little in Africa or Antarctica.
  • Obama in Malaysia: "You'll See Oceans Rise--More Drought, More Flooding, Bigger Hurricanes,

    11/20/2015 3:12:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 20, 2015 | Staff
    Full title: Obama in Malaysia: "You'll See Oceans Rise--More Drought, More Flooding, Bigger Hurricanes, Typhoons" Video: 1 hour 40 minutes of Bambam blowing hot air at link if anyone interested. lol ( - Speaking today at a townhall meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, President Barack Obama warned that if the world does not "stop the amount of carbon that we send up" there will be everything from rising oceans to more droughts and more floods and bigger hurricanes and typhoons. Obama was speaking to a group of people associated with the Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), a program sponsored...
  • Forcing Green Politics on Pension Funds

    11/20/2015 9:57:34 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 18, 2015 | Andy Kessler
    Last month the Obama administration's Labor Department issued Interpretive Bulletin 2015-01, which tells pension funds what factors to use when choosing investments, including climate change. Only a few tax lawyers noticed, but with U.S. pensions at $9 trillion, this is a gross power grab that will hurt the retirees it claims to protect. This government is essentially saying: Don't you dare invest in anything that causes or is hurt by climate change, or you'll be sued for failing your fiduciary responsibilities. Energy, utilities and industrials are 20% of the market. How can pension funds now own any of them? Pushing...
  • What's Actually in the Trans Pacific Partnership?

    11/20/2015 8:09:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2015 | By Howard Richman, Raymond Richman and Jesse Richman
    On November 5, the White House released the text of the 5,544 page Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) that President Obama had just finished negotiating under the FastTrack authority that Congress gave him. That trade pact can no longer be amended. The up-or-down votes in the House and Senate will take place as early as January 2016. So what’s in the TPP? Here’s a quick summary: A legislative body superior to CongressA vehicle to pass Obama’s climate change treatyIncreased legal immigrationReduced patent protection for U.S. pharmaceuticalsQuotas on U.S. agricultural exportsIncreased currency manipulationReduced U.S. power That’s the summary. Here are the details....
  • The Clash Over the Paris Climate Talks

    11/19/2015 4:55:38 AM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 19, 2015 | CLARE FORAN
    Discord in Congress highlights the challenge for the U.S. of confronting global warming. Diplomats will descend on Paris at the end of November for United Nations climate talks that could prove pivotal in the fight against global warming. President Obama has labored to show that the U.S. is serious about taking action to stave off the worst impacts of rising temperatures. But Republican critics, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are warning the world that the president’s environmental promises are built on shaky ground—and could easily crumble. Republican opponents lack the votes to block the central pillars of the...
  • Terrorism And a Cold Winter Refugee Crisis

    11/18/2015 12:25:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | November 18, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This piece was coauthored by Joe D'Aleo.Even after the latest Paris massacres and previous radical Islamist atrocities in the USA, France, Britain, Canada, Spain, India, Iraq, Syria and other countries political leaders still claim manmade global warming is the greatest threat facing humanity. In reality, fossil fuel contributions to climate change pose few dangers to people or planet, and cold weather kills 20 times more people than hot weather.After being assured cold winters would become something only read about in history books, Europe was shaken by five brutally cold winters this past decade. Thousands died, because they were...
  • 13-Year-Old Hallie Turner Files North Carolina Climate Change Lawsuit

    11/16/2015 5:00:33 PM PST · by detective · 54 replies
    yahoo News ^ | November 16, 2015 | Chris Riotta
    Make way for Generation Z. Thirteen-year-old Hallie Turner of Raleigh, North Carolina, is filing a lawsuit against her home state, Al Jazeera reported Friday. The suit demands the state adhere to 4% annual deductions in carbon dioxide emissions. "I was [in] about third or fourth grade when the issue of climate change just came up at a dinner table conversation, and I had never really heard about it and I wanted to find out more about it," Turner told a local news reporter in a video posted Friday to Twitter. "I read Al Gore's book, An Inconvenient Truth, and that...
  • CIA Director Cites ‘Impact of Climate Change’ as Deeper Cause of Global Instability

    11/16/2015 4:20:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/16/15
    Speaking today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said that CIA analysts see “climate change” as a “deeper cause” of the instability seen in places like Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Yemen and Libya.“Mankind’s relationship with the natural world is aggravating these problems and is a potential source of crisis itself,” Brennan said at one point in his speech. “Last year was the warmest on record, and this year is on track to be even warmer.”“When CIA analysts look for deeper causes of this rising instability, they find nationalistic, sectarian, and...
  • Sanders: Climate change a bigger threat than terrorism

    11/15/2015 4:05:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders argued that climate change is a bigger threat to the world than terrorism during Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate. When pressed by CBS's John Dickerson, Sanders doubled down on the claim, saying that, in fact, climate change is "directly related to the growth of terrorism" across the globe, pointing to limited amounts of water....
  • Bernie Sanders says Climate Change is America’s Biggest Threat, Ted Cruz says it’s Radical Islam

    11/15/2015 12:32:48 PM PST · by Isara · 28 replies
    Young Conseratives ^ | November 15, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    Endorsing Bernie Sanders will cost you – big time!This works on two levels… His socialist ways will leave your pockets empty.Hi, Ronda. Or, should I say former champ? Check out what goofball Sanders thinks is the biggest threat America faces…From Breitbart via WZ: Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said on Saturday that climate change is directly related to terrorism."In fact, climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism," said Sanders."And if we do not get our act together and listen to what the scientists say, you're going to see counties all over the world...they're going to...
  • 22 Times Obama Admin Declared Climate Change a Greater Threat than Terrorism

    11/15/2015 5:08:55 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2015 | Jerome Hudson
    (watch video at link) ISIS has taken responsibility for the horrifying attacks in Paris that have left more than 150 dead and hundreds wounded. French President Francois Hollande is calling for the closure of his country's borders. President Barack Obama didn't condemn Islamic radicals for the attacks, but he did call them "an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians" and "an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share." Friday's deadly attacks thwarted Al Gore's long-planned Paris webcast and star-studded concert to promote climate change awareness. "Out of solidarity with the French people and the City...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders: Terrorist attacks linked to climate change

    11/15/2015 12:49:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/15/15 | Valerie Richardson
    Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders doubled down Sunday on his insistence that climate change leads to terrorism, a connection he called “pretty obvious.”“If we are going to see an increase in drought and flood and extreme weather disturbances as a result of climate change, what that means is peoples all over the world are going to be fighting over limited natural resources,” Mr. Sanders said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”“If there’s not enough water, if there’s not enough land to grow your crops, you’re going to see migrations of people fighting over land that will sustain them. And that will lead...
  • Paris Attacks: Al Gore Pulls Plug on Eiffel Tower Climate Telethon After 5 Hours

    11/15/2015 6:25:40 AM PST · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    The Wrap ^ | November 13, 2015 | Matt Donnelly
    “Our thoughts are with all who have been affected and the entire nation of France,” former vice president says of benefit concert which had started when attacks got underway Former Vice President Al Gore pulled the plug on a live benefit for climate change some five hours into a 24-hour streaming show from the foot of the Eiffel Tower on Friday evening. “Out of solidarity with the French people and the City of Paris, we have decided to suspend our broadcast of 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth. Our thoughts are with all who have been affected and the...
  • Obama still plans to attend Paris climate summit: U.S. official

    11/15/2015 6:27:54 AM PST · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:29pm EST
    President Barack Obama still plans to attend a global climate summit in Paris at the end of November despite the attacks claimed by Islamic State, a senior U.S. administration official said on Saturday. The Paris summit is focused on curbing climate change, one of the Obama administration's top priorities.
  • Johnson to hold hearing on Obama’s climate change ‘power grab’

    11/15/2015 2:27:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 11-14-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — President Obama’s climate change crusade is expected to hit the Badger State’s manufacturing base and electricity ratepayers particularly hard. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, has scheduled a field hearing Friday in Stevens Point to shine a light on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules, which could kill segments of the manufacturing sector. “The Impact of Federal Regulations: A Case Study of Recently Issued Rules,” begins at 1 p.m. in the University of Wisconsin-Steven Point’s Dreyfus University Center, 230 Laird Room, 1015 Reserve St., in Stevens Point. Among the expected witnesses: Delanie M. Breuer, Wisconsin assistant deputy attorney...
  • Live Thread: Democratic Party Presidential Debate on CBS 9 p.m. EST 11/14/2015

    11/14/2015 1:40:56 PM PST · by kristinn · 616 replies
    Saturday, November 14, 2015 | Kristinn
    The Democratic Party presidential candidates will hold a two hour long debate Saturday starting at 9 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. PST at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The debate will be broadcast by CBS News and can be viewed on over-the-air CBS television and radio affiliates as well as various online streaming sources. The candidates: Former Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of New York. Co-hosting the debate are CBS News, the Des Moines Register and CBS affiliate KCCI-TV. Debate moderator: CBS News Face the Nation host John...