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  • Seattle's proposed fuel oil tax

    10/23/2019 8:02:59 AM PDT · by Skepolitic · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2019 | Kristian Dyer
    The tax, which some critics deem a "sin tax," will be to the amount of $0.24 per gallon. The genesis behind the law is to continue the city’s push to be carbon-neutral by 2050.
  • University dumps professor who found polar bears thriving despite climate change

    10/20/2019 7:43:18 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | unday, October 20, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Nobody has done more to sink the claim that climate change is endangering polar bears than zoologist Susan Crockford — and she may have paid for it with her job. After 15 years as an adjunct assistant professor, Ms. Crockford said the University of Victoria refused without explanation in May to renew her contract, despite her high profile as a speaker and author stemming from her widely cited research on polar bears and dog domestication. Ms. Crockford accused officials at the Canadian university of bowing to “outside pressure,” the result of her research showing that polar bear populations are stable...
  • Central Hudson execs say new state law could knock utility out of natural gas business

    10/20/2019 7:44:14 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 24 replies
    Kingston Freeman Newspaper ^ | October 20, 2019 | Ralph Mitchell
  • Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

    10/19/2019 4:49:39 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 34 replies
    AP News ^ | 19 Oct 19 | ELLEN KNICKMEYER
    Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda says she’s returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters arrested Friday at the U.S. Capitol on charges of unlawful demonstration by what she called “extremely nice and professional” police. Fellow actor Sam Waterston was also in the group, which included many older demonstrators. Now 81, Fonda said she plans to get arrested every Friday to advocate for urgent reduction in the use of fossil fuels. She...
  • Man busts up group of SJWs blocking traffic because...'climate change' (Video)

    10/19/2019 9:15:32 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    TNS ^ | 10/19/19 | TNS Staff
    There are ways to try to persuade someone to see your side of an issue or argument, and there are ways that not only won’t convince anyone, but are much more likely to just tick them off. Like standing in the middle of the street…with a banner…singing like idiots…when people are trying to get to work. One guy had enough of the climate change social justice BS Friday morning, and he took the required action to clear a street so he and other hard-working people could get to their jobs.
  • An Interesting Encounter

    10/19/2019 8:39:57 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 47 replies
    Yesterday I had a free loaner while my car was in the shop.Nice,sunny day...nothing to do...I decided to drive down to Greenwich,Connecticut. For those who don't know,Greenwich is an obscenely wealthy suburb of NYC that's located right on Long Island Sound.On arrival I started walking around looking at the multi million dollar mansions (boy,I wish I had studied harder in school!). I came upon a short gravel path leading up to a small dock on the Sound. Behind me came an older woman...70s,maybe even 80...who said hello to me. We got chatting and started talking about a vacant lot that...
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Betrayal of Its Own Industry

    10/18/2019 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The American Policy Center ^ | October 16, 2019 | Tom DeWeese
    My address to the Colorado Independent Cattlemen’s Association I’m not a cattleman and I’m not going to pretend I know everything you are facing. But I do know that the major weapon being used against your industry is the misnamed control devise called Sustainable Development. I know why and I know who the players are. I hope I can leave you today with some ideas on how to fight them. To begin, let’s set the terms and make one thing very clear. The use of the word sustainable may sound like a comfortable term, not threatening. After all, you, your...
  • Green push for autobahn speed limit fails in Bundestag [Germany]

    10/17/2019 2:57:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.17.2019 | kmm, nm/msh (dpa, AFP)
    Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, has voted against a bill proposed by the Greens that would have introduced a speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour (80 miles per hour) on the nation’s highways. Out of the 631 votes cast on Thursday, 498 voted against the proposal. All members of the far-right AfD and the business-friendly FDP parties rejected the bill, and just two members from each of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) and conservative parties voted for the proposal. There were only a handful of abstentions. “You’re defending a transport policy from the day before yesterday,” said Cem Özdemir, Green...
  • After her American tour, how is Greta Thunberg getting home?

    10/18/2019 5:48:19 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 81 replies
    National Post ^ | Oct. 18, 2019 | Jacob Dubé
    The 60-foot yacht she chartered to get her from England to New York has returned to Europe, and Thunberg says she does not know how she will be returning to Sweden.Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, has been making waves the world over with powerful speeches and appearances in climate strikes. Since late August, she’s been on a tour of North America, attending rallies, meeting with world leaders, and speaking at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City. She’s set to march in a climate strike in Edmonton on Friday, Oct. 18. Thunberg has said she...
  • Climate activists protest at Vermont Statehouse (low turnout because of cold & rain)

    10/18/2019 5:19:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WCAX ^ | 10/18/19 | Calvin Cutler
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Climate activists spent the night on the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier, demanding Vermont lawmakers take action on climate change. Numerous tents were set up for the "Extinction Rebellion" climate encampment. This all follows the climate week of action, where we saw protesters take to the streets in Vermont and across the globe. About 30 protesters urged lawmakers to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero by 2025 and demanded state and local governments across the country work to inform people about climate change. "We really need to pay attention to our humanity, moving forward, I think there's a real...
  • Piers Morgan rips into 'hypocritical' climate activist (truncated)

    10/18/2019 3:57:46 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/11/19 | By Dave Urbanski
    British television host Piers Morgan earlier this week blasted a climate activism leader as a hypocrite for not reducing her "own carbon footprint" while telling others to do so. The "Good Morning Britain" host targeted Skeena Rathor, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion — a radical, left-wing outfit that's been staging demonstrations in the U.K. to force attention on climate change. What was said during the segment? Morgan began by asking Rathor how she got to the studio — to which she replied that the station sent a car to pick her up. "Do you have a TV at home?" Morgan pressed.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 10/15/2019

    10/15/2019 9:51:03 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/15/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The political drama in Washington and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying that the "impeachment inquiry" will continue and rejecting the notion of a House floor vote to authorize it..... Tonight Russia is agreeing with the United States that the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria is "unacceptable"...... Vice-President Mike Pence headed to Turkey Wednesday..... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish forces have "liberated" a thousand square kilometer area of northeastern Syria..... Opposition lawmakers shouted and jeered as the Beijing appointed leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, made her annual address to the legislature where it is now Wednesday..... In...
  • VIDEO: Hilarious Highlights of Extinction Rebellion Protests in London

    10/14/2019 10:41:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 14, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO The big question now is can their American counterparts match the comedic lunacy of the Brit protesters.
  • California's Gavin Newsom decides state's big, voter-approved gas tax won't be for

    10/14/2019 10:19:01 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/14/19 | Monica Showalter
    Last November, Democrats hailed California voters' rejection of Proposition 6, a law to scrap the state's 2017 massive gas taxes. They crowed that Californians were glad to pay five bucks at the pump when the rest of the U.S. average was half that. Big reason? Because $3 billion of those takings would save the state's tumbledown highways and go to repair roads and bridges.
  • Climate change activists are focused on all the wrong solutions (only 11.27 years left)

    10/13/2019 9:26:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/19 | Bjorn Lomborg
    As it is becoming obvious that political responses to global warming such as the Paris treaty are not working... **SNIP** Solving climate change, in fact, requires getting China, India and all the other developing countries on board to cut emissions. But of course, their goal is to lift their populations out of poverty with cheap and reliable energy. How do we square that? A carbon tax can play a limited but important role in factoring the costs of climate change into fossil-fuel use. Nobel laureate climate economist William Nordhaus has shown that implementing a small but rising global carbon tax...
  • Ghost Forests Are Visceral Examples of the Advance of Climate Change

    10/13/2019 5:52:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 10/7/2019 | tik root
    As Matt Kirwan walks through Maryland’s Blackwater National Refuge, his rubber boots begin to squish. With each step the land beneath him turns from dry ground to increasingly soggy mud. The trees around him go from tall and full of leaves or needles to short, bare and pale white. Partway out, ankle deep in water, Kirwan stops. “At this point we’ve transitioned from being in the forest, to actually being in a full-fledged marsh,” explains the Virginia Institute of Marine Science ecologist. “This ground is now too salty and too wet to support living trees.” Kirwan is standing in the...
  • Climate change: Big lifestyle changes are the only answer (only 11.28 years left)

    10/11/2019 6:47:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/11/19 | Justin Rowlatt
    The UK government must tell the public small, easy changes will not be enough to tackle climate change, warn experts. Researchers from Imperial College London say we must eat less meat and dairy, swap cars for bikes, take fewer flights, and ditch gas boilers at home. The report, seen by BBC Panorama , has been prepared for the Committee on Climate Change, which advises ministers how to cut the UK's carbon footprint. It says an upheaval in our lifestyles is the only way to meet targets. The government has passed a law obliging the country to cut carbon emissions to...
  • Switzerland boosts train services to France as 'flight-shaming' gains momentum

    10/12/2019 5:00:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies ^ | 10 October 2019 10:36 CEST+02:00
    As the anti-flying movement known as “flight shaming” is gaining momentum across Europe, Switzerland is adding new train services to some of its international routes. The TGV company Lyria, which is owned jointly by the Swiss Federal Railways and France’s SNCF, is adding trains to its high-speed link between major Swiss cities and Paris. Beginning on December 15th, 30% more connections will be offered to the French capital from Geneva, Zürich, Lausanne and Basel. That means an increase from the currently available 13,500 seats daily to 18,000 by the end of 2020. The goal of the expanded service is to...
  • With warming,get used to blackouts to prevent wildfires

    10/11/2019 6:51:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 69 replies
    ap ^ | 10/11/2019 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect more preventative power blackouts in California as the climate gets hotter and drier and the wildfire season gets nastier and longer,scientists say.
  • The Lights Are Out in California, And That Was the Plan All Along

    10/11/2019 2:35:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 9, 2019 | Chuck DeVore
    The power is out in Northern California. More than 1 million Californians are now without electricity, one of modern life’s essentials that is frequently taken for granted. The blackout was done on purpose—to prevent sparks from powerlines that could ignite deadly wildfires. Before planned blackouts are through in two or three days, as many as 3 million Californians may go without power. On the surface, the blackout and its causes are simple to understand. But the deeper causes are complicated, span decades of public policy, and dozens of overlapping unintended—and intended—consequences of decisions, both related and unrelated. The wind in...