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  • Climate Madness: Obama Pledges 28% Emissions Cut To U.N.

    04/01/2015 11:45:26 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Climate Change: President Obama's proposal to cut U.S. emissions by 28% over 10 years as America's contribution to a global climate treaty will devastate our economy while doing nothing to reduce temperatures. The "Clean Power Plan" that the Obama administration submitted Tuesday to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change met an end-of-March deadline for contributions to a treaty in the final stages of negotiations. But the proposal, known to climate negotiators as an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, isn't new. Obama announced the goal of reducing emissions by 28% below 2005 levels by 2025 as part of a joint climate...
  • Obama’s Strategy on Climate Change, Part of Global Deal, Is Revealed ( Executive Action)

    03/31/2015 6:32:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/31/2015 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday introduced President Obama’s blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal written submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a global climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States’ part of an ambitious joint pledge made by Mr. Obama and President Xi Jinping of China in November. The United States and China are the world’s two largest greenhouse gas polluters. Mr. Obama said the United States would cut its emissions...
  • VICIOUS CYCLE: Bennet Angers Wingnut Base, Panders to Win Them Back, Alienates Moderates ( CO )

    03/30/2015 10:27:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | March 30, 2015
    Already pegged by The Hill as one of the most vulnerable U.S. Senators facing re-election in 2016, and the only Democrat on that list now that Sen. Harry Reid has decided to retire, Michael Bennet is still scrambling to consolidate his base. With his polling numbers hovering just above the 50% mark among Democrats and Democrat activists actively protesting his fundraisers, we cannot blame him one bit. Bennet’s latest pander was an amendment he introduced last week that effectively declared climate change to be a national security issue. While this might mollify the environmental extremists who comprise a meaningful spot...
  • Reclaiming climate change as a moral issue

    03/30/2015 2:51:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Episcopal News Service ^ | March 30, 2015 | By Lynette Wilson
    When California Bishop Marc Andrus wants to engage people in a conversation about climate change he doesn’t throw statistics at them, rather he begins with a question like: When was the last time you had an experience of wonder in the natural world? “If we can connect people back to it, or open them up for a fresh experience with wonder, it’s a great starting place for recovering a sense of why [climate change] is a moral issue,” said Andrus. Throughout history, the church has partnered with social movements on equal rights and justice issues. By beginning the conversation now...
  • Pope Francis Says Protecting the Environment Is 'Ultimate Pro-Life...Pro-Family' Issue

    03/30/2015 9:48:30 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Stoyan Zaimov , | March 30, 2015
    Full Title: Pope Francis Says Protecting the Environment Is 'Ultimate Pro-Life, Pro-Poor, Pro-Family' Issue That Bible Calls Christians to Engage In Pope Francis is set to release an encyclical letter which calls the environment the "ultimate pro-life, pro-poor, pro-family" issue that Christians are called to engage in. The Vatican has said that this is not a political statement, but one stemming from biblical teaching. Catholic News Service reported that Pope Francis is finishing up his encyclical on the environment, set for publication early in the summer, which is set to build on the statements of his predecessors who have urged...
  • WaPo: Even the backstory on Kerry’s climate-change brag was a lie

    03/30/2015 8:22:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler uses a “Pinocchio” scale to assign a level of egregiousness to lies he uncovers, with four Pinocchios as the maximum … until now. Secretary of State John Kerry earned himself the full complement two weeks ago from Kessler for bragging about his management of the first global-warming hearing in the Senate, a hearing that he not only didn’t arrange but didn’t even attend. Kessler dug deeper on the tall tales emanating from the event, and found that one of the real organizers has been lying about what took place in the hearing in order to...
  • 'Supergoats' help Kenyan farmers adapt to climate change

    03/29/2015 11:12:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    mprnews.org ^ | March 29, 2015 | Natasha Gilbert
    Villagers in a rural district of Kenya are getting a helping hoof to adapt to climate change. A newly introduced breed of "supergoat" is cutting the number of months per year that villagers in the district of Nyando go hungry. Galla goats are tough, but loving. They tolerate heat and drought and have great teeth (which means they rarely need to be culled due to worn-down chompers). The goats also produce a lot of nutritious milk and mature more quickly than the old straggly looking breeds that the Nyando farmers are used to keeping. And the females are really good...
  • Commentary: ‘Irksome’ Ted Cruz is a stickler for process, a lightning rod for controversy

    03/29/2015 10:53:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | March 29, 2015 | Marc Fisher, The Washington Post
    The Texas Republican's devotion to principle – or an unyielding insistence on getting his way – could propel him to the front ranks of Republican contenders for president or render him unelectable.Ted Cruz looked out over a sprawling audience of Iowa farmers and agri-business leaders, people who rely on federal subsidies of ethanol, and the man who would be president stuck it to them. “I know you’d like me to say I’m for the renewable fuel standard” – that’s the subsidy of their product – “that’d be the easy thing to do,” he said. “But I’m going to tell you...
  • More Executive Overreach, This Time from the EPA

    03/29/2015 8:10:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2015 | Ilya Shapiro
    The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in Michigan v. EPA, asking whether it was unreasonable for the Environmental Protection Agency to ignore costs in determining the appropriateness of regulating mercury emissions from power plants. The EPA’s proposed regulations are expected to cost the coal industry a whopping $9.6 billion, but only offer a meager $500,000 to $6 million in public health benefits. Cato filed an amicus brief in the case that focuses on why the EPA chose to ignore costs in developing these regulations. It turns out that EPA could achieve its goal of comprehensively regulating utility emissions only...
  • U.S. to submit plans to fight global warming; most others delay

    03/29/2015 8:22:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3/29/15 | Alister Doyle, Valerie Volcovici
    OSLO/WASHINGTON - The United States will submit plans for slowing global warming to the United Nations early this week but most governments will miss an informal March 31 deadline, complicating work on a global climate deal due in December. The U.S. submission, on Monday or Tuesday according to a White House official, adds to national strategies beyond 2020 already presented by the 28-nation European Union, Mexico, Switzerland and Norway. Together, they account for about a third of world greenhouse emissions. But other emitters such as China, India, Russia, Brazil, Canada and Australia say they are waiting until closer to a...
  • Study: Climate change does not cause extreme winters

    03/28/2015 1:21:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | March 27, 2015 | By ANTHONY WATTS
    This comes from ETH Zurich: Cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winters are not a consequence of climate change. Scientists at ETH Zurich and the California Institute of Technology have shown that global warming actually tends to reduce temperature variability. Repeated cold snaps led to temperatures far below freezing across the eastern United States in the past two winters. Parts of the Niagara Falls froze, and ice floes formed on Lake Michigan. Such low temperatures had become rare in recent years. Pictures of icy, snow-covered cities made their way around the world,...
  • Climate Refugees, Not Found [U.N. wrongly predicted 50 million climate refugees by 2010]

    04/20/2011 10:04:25 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | APRIL 21, 2011
    Discredited by reality, the U.N.'s prophecies go missing. In 2005, the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) published a color-coded map under the headline "Fifty million climate refugees by 2010." The primary source for the prediction was a 2005 paper by environmental scientist Norman Myers. Six years later, this flood of refugees is nowhere to be found, global average temperatures are about where they were when the prediction was made—and the U.N. has done a vanishing act of its own, wiping the inconvenient map from its servers. The map, which can still be found elsewhere on the Web, disappeared from the program's...
  • Kerry Warns US Ambassadors They Will Be Dealing With ‘Climate Refugees’ In Not-Too-Distant Future

    03/27/2015 4:35:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 59 replies
    CBS DC ^ | March 26, 2015 | CBSDC
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Secretary of State John Kerry warns U.S. ambassadors that they will be dealing with “climate refugees” in the not-too-distant future. Kerry told U.S. ambassadors at the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday about the threat climate change poses around the world. “There’ll be climate refugees that all of you will be coping with at some point, if not now, in the not-too-distant future,” Kerry said. “Ninety-seven percent of all the scientists for 20 years tell us unequivocally that this is happening and happening now, and humans are causing it, and we have a...
  • Psychopath Bill Nye: “We Need A Carbon Tax To Redistribute Wealth”

    03/26/2015 6:10:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 03/26/2015 | Campus Reform
    Excerpted from Campus Reform: Speaking to students at the University at Albany, Bill Nye the Science Guy said that a carbon tax was needed for the purpose of redistributing wealth.“We need, dare I say it, a tax, or should I say a fee,” Nye purportedly said Wednesday, right before an anonymous student began recording.“It’s not just to be mean, it’s to redistribute wealth,” Nye said.Nye went on to claim that instituting such a tax would drive innovation in more environmentally friendly ways.“It will stimulate people investing in more energy efficient means. If you gotta pay a fee every time...
  • House Dem Warns Climate Change Will Force Millions Of Poor Women To Engage In ‘Transactional Sex’

    03/26/2015 4:12:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 3/26/15
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., proposed a resolution Wednesday that warns climate change and ensuing natural disasters will force millions of vulnerable and poverty-stricken women to engage in “transactional sex” in order to provide their families with adequate food and water. Lee’s House Concurrent Resolution 29 says that food and water scarcity will be exacerbated by the effects of climate change, forcing increased “conflict and instability” that will particularly affect the strain on women farmers “who are estimated to produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in most developing countries.” “[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic...
  • Ted Cruz SCHOOLS journalist on CLIMATE CHANGE

    03/26/2015 1:57:51 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 03-26-2015
    Man I love this guy. Ted Cruz completely schooled a journalist who asked him about Climate Change in his Texas Tribune interview, a journalist who was clearly sympathetic to the cause. It was awesome to see.
  • Ted Cruz’s claim that there has been ‘zero’ global warming in 17 years

    03/26/2015 10:01:56 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2015 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    “Many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up. In particular, satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years, there’s been zero warming.” –Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex,), “Late Night with Seth Meyers” interview, March 17, 2015 “The last 15 years, there has been no recorded warming. Contrary to all the theories that – that they are expounding, there should have been warming over the last 15 years. It hasn’t happened.” –Cruz, CNN interview released Feb. 20, 2014 Cruz has been taking some heat — pun intended — lately over his global...
  • Score a Victory for Cruz over Brown In Most Recent Climate Change Scuffle

    03/25/2015 3:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | March 25, 2015 | Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger, Cato Institute
    On Sunday, in anticipation of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) announcement that he intends to run for president, California governor Jerry Brown (D), declared to NBC’s Meet the Press Cruz was “absolutely unfit to be running for office.” Why? Because of Cruz’s stance on climate change—some of which Cruz laid out on late night TV last week. But comparing Cruz’s comments on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Brown’s remarks on Meet the Press, it is pretty clear that it is Gov. Brown who needs to spend more time familiarizing himself with the scientific literature on climate change and especially its...
  • Global Warming Is Anti-Science

    03/25/2015 9:46:31 AM PDT · by hauerf · 9 replies
    Briggs' blog ^ | 03/25/2015 | William M Briggs
    It is not anti-science to say that humans influence the climate, because, of course, humans, and every other species on the planet, influences the climate. At the least, humans move through the atmosphere, which influences it and hence the climate. Only a science denier would deny this. It is an semi-open question how much humans, and each other species, influences the climate. What is not an open question, indeed it is a question as closed as can be, that the global-warming-of-doom promised by organizations like the IPCC has failed to materialize in the ways these groups have promised. Only science...
  • NYT Reporter: Quoting Global Warming Skeptics Perpetuates ‘A Lie’

    03/25/2015 11:15:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25/15 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    A New York Times environmental reporter told Columbia University journalism students that presenting balance in an article about global warming is tantamount to perpetuating a lie. “It is a lie to say that global warming poses no danger,” New York Times reporter Justin Gillis told students after a screening of the movie “Merchants of Doubt,” reports The Federalist. “Journalists care about the truth—that’s my only care in life, to find the truth,” Gillis said. “To act as if the evidence is half and half is to tell a lie. I refuse to perpetuate that lie.” “This is much like the...
  • Gallup: Concern About Environment Down – Americans Worry Least About Global Warming

    03/25/2015 8:36:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) -- Americans’ concern over environmental issues such as water and air pollution and extinction of species is down from last year, and the data show that of all green issues, Americans worry the least about global warming (or climate change), according to Gallup. As part of its annual Environmental survey, which Gallup has done for more than two decades, the surveyors on March 5-8 asked, “I’m going to read you a list of environmental problems. As I read each one, please tell me if you personally worry about this problem a great deal, a fair amount, only a little,...
  • Loyola-Chicago climate conference discusses 'nuts and bolts' of fossil fuel divestment

    03/25/2015 10:16:57 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 3-25-2015 | James Hug
    The second day of the three-day Loyola University Chicago Climate Change Conference began with a panel discussion on divestment from fossil fuels. The Friday morning panel, titled “The Risks, Nuts, and Bolts of Divestment,” was chaired by Bruce Boyd, principal and senior managing director of Arabella Advisors, a company that works with foundations to improve planetary health and is now measuring global commitment to divestment from fossil fuels and reinvestment in alternative, clean energy sources.  In his opening remarks, Boyd noted that divestments are currently at $50 billion and are expected to reach $150 billion by the start of the...
  • Global Warming and the Great Pumpkin

    03/23/2015 11:09:06 AM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 03/23/15 | Reasonmclucus
    After watching last Halloween’s broadcast of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, I realized that Linus van Pelt is like those who preach global warming. Linus doesn’t let the failure of the Great Pumpkin to appear destroy his belief that the Great Pumpkin exists. Similarly, the climate shaman who preach global warming won’t let colder than normal winter weather in recent years destroy their belief that someday their “Great Pumpkin” will rise from the pumpkin patch and distribute warming throughout the world.
  • Climate Denial is Immoral, Says Head of US Episcopal Church

    03/24/2015 4:13:09 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 24, 2015 22:29 GMT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The highest ranking woman in the Anglican communion has said climate denial is a “blind” and immoral position which rejects God’s gift of knowledge. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church and one of the most powerful women in Christianity, said that climate change was a moral imperative akin to that of the civil rights movement. She said it was already a threat to the livelihoods and survival of people in the developing world.
  • FEMA to deny funds to global warming skeptic governors

    03/24/2015 12:58:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Warmist efforts to shut down scientific skepticism – the very heart of the scientific method – have escalated from mere rhetoric to mobilizing the financial might of the federal government to punish those who dare doubt the orthodoxy. Even though the computer models that have failed to predict actual outcomes must be continually rejiggered, they are proclaimed to be “settled science,” and doubters are to be punished. Now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing to financially punish states whose governors are regarded as heretics. Philly.com reports:
  • Dem Blames Global Warming For 7,700 American Deaths — It’s Completely False

    03/24/2015 9:02:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/24/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Virginia Democratic Rep. Don Beyer repeated the claim that more than 7,000 Americans were killed by “climate change-fueled” natural disasters last year in an attempt to tie burning fossil fuels with extreme weather.The claim, however, is patently false, according to Politifact. It’s also a horribly misleading based on the data.Beyer has at least twice this year made the claim that “more than 7,000 Americans lost their lives to climate change-fueled events last year.” Politifact took a close look at Beyer’s claim and rated it “false.” Beyer’s staff even admitted making an error in the claim, saying it should have referred...
  • ‘Hip-hop’ caucus tries to excite blacks on climate change

    03/21/2014 10:51:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    “Now, I love the Redwoods and vacation there and think they're a jewel of our nation, but we've got to expand the idea of who are the environmentalists,” Ellison added. The African-American community is disproportionately affected by climate change because more black people live in urban areas that face the greatest exposure to air and water pollution, said Ellison, who was joined by Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.). The two lawmakers, both members of the Congressional Black Caucus, plan to encourage young African-Americans to take a greater interest in fighting climate change as part of a six-college tour organized by the...
  • Democrats delighted by Ted Cruz’s statements on climate change

    03/23/2015 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    sfgate ^ | March 23, 2015 | By Carla Marinucci
    The war of words over climate change is getting blisteringly hot between Gov. Jerry Brown and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, with the Republican presidential candidate blithely dismissing the Democratic governor as one of those “global warming alarmists” who relies on ridicule and insult. A Brown campaign strategist shot back Monday that the “factually irrational” Cruz is apparently now determined to “stand out from a pack of troglodytes in the GOP race for the White House.” The public slap down — and the dis of Brown — came as Cruz formally announced his run for the White House at Liberty University...
  • Founder of Greenpeace Destroys Al Gore and Global Warming

    03/22/2015 3:24:55 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    Joe For America ^ | 03-22-2015 | Scott Osborn
    Boy… is Al Gore gonna be mad now! The founder of Greenpeace just wrote the best argument against the false narrative of Man-Made Climate Change I have ever seen!
  • Pharrell Williams: “Happiness Is Your Birthright”

    03/22/2015 4:30:32 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 56 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 3/22/15 | David Webb
    Pharrell Williams spoke to the UN General Assembly on International Day of Happiness according to the Daily Mail. At least, that is what the headline of the article is supposed to make you think.
  • The Sounds of Science - global warming scientists initiate "More than Science" movement

    03/22/2015 5:11:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Weekly Monthly ^ | March 21, 2015 | By D.R. Tucker
    For nearly thirty years, climate scientists have been the targets of character assassination by the fossil-fuel industry’s hired guns. They’ve been mugged on the streets of public discourse, pounded by the fists of demagoguery and smear. Their lives have been upended in an effort to have their research suspended. They’ve been kicked, slapped, whipped, tripped, and called every ugly name in the book. Now they’re fighting back, in a bold and innovative new campaign known as More Than Scientists. This campaign provides an inside look into the lives of the climate scientists whose extensive research led to the scientific verdict...
  • It’s Not “Global Warming.” It’s “Springtime.”

    03/19/2015 9:33:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Alan Caruba
    Claims, like Rachel Carson’s, represent an anti-humanity, anti-energy, and anti-capitalism agenda of the environmental movement After decades of environmental claims that “global warming” would plunge the planet into catastrophic harm to its human and other inhabitants—at the same time blaming humans for causing it—the sheer arrogance and ignorance of these claims always ignores the real power that is represented by the Earth itself and the beginning of Spring should be proof enough for anyone paying any attention. This year, Spring begins in the northern hemisphere on Friday, March 20 at 6:45 PM EDT. In the southern hemisphere it marks the...
  • Hydrogen, hydrogen everywhere...

    03/21/2015 5:36:00 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 121 replies
    market-robots.com ^ | 20 March 2015 Last updated at 10:21 ET | Matthew Wall
      20 March 2015 Last updated at 10:21 ET   Hydrogen, hydrogen everywhere... By Matthew Wall  Hydrogen is most commonly found in water - H2O - and in fossil fuels   Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. And when you burn it or use it to produce electricity, the only waste product is water.In the era of global warming, it would seem to be the perfect fuel.So why aren't we all driving round in hydrogen-powered cars, moving our goods in hydrogen-powered lorries, and heating our homes and offices with this wonder element?In short, fossil fuels got there...
  • Dazzling supertide envelops France's Mont Saint-Michel

    03/21/2015 6:14:30 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 3-21-2015 | AP
    A supertide has turned France's famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island and then retreated out of sight, delighting thousands of visitors who came to see the rare phenomenon. The so-called "tide of the century" actually happens every 18 years. Although the tide rushes in and out along the whole northern French coast, it's especially dramatic at the UNESCO world heritage site, which is normally linked to the mainland only by a narrow causeway at high tide.
  • Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic [Human Emissions Saved Planet]

    03/20/2015 8:46:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    heartland.org ^ | March 20, 2015 | Patrick Moore
    Editor’s Note: Patrick Moore, Ph.D., has been a leader in international environmentalism for more than 40 years. He cofounded Greenpeace... Human Emissions Saved Planet Over the past 150 million years, carbon dioxide had been drawn down steadily (by plants) from about 3,000 parts per million to about 280 parts per million before the Industrial Revolution. If this trend continued, the carbon dioxide level would have become too low to support life on Earth. Human fossil fuel use and clearing land for crops have boosted carbon dioxide from its lowest level in the history of the Earth back to 400 parts...
  • Fascist Al Gore Wants to ‘Punish’ Climate Change Deniers

    03/20/2015 2:41:01 PM PDT · by TBP · 41 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | March 17, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    Everywhere we turn the Democrats are sounding more like Benito Mussolini every day. They’ve become the fascist party. Fascism is a system of government where the party in power forcibly suppresses opposition and criticism. We’re seeing over the issue of same-sex sexuality, ‘gay rights,’ homosexuality, whatever you want to call it. Any opposition will be shut down, fined, and put out of business. The call for toleration is the foot in the door to political, economic, and social repression, and once the objective has been achieved, toleration discarded. The ideological door is now shut. No more debates, and you will...
  • Deadly 13th-Century Volcano Eruption: Mystery Solved?

    10/01/2013 7:06:15 PM PDT · by Renfield · 33 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 9-30-2013 | Brian Handwerk
    One of history's great disaster mysteries may be solved—the case of the largest volcanic eruption in the last 3,700 years. Nearly 800 years ago, the blast that was recorded, and then forgotten, may also have created a "Pompeii of the Far East," researchers suggest, which might lie buried and waiting for discovery on an Indonesian island. The source of an eruption that scattered ash from pole to pole has been pinpointed as Samalas volcano on Indonesia's Lombok Island. The research team, led by geographer Franck Lavigne of the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, has now dated the event to between May...
  • Scientists unravel 8,200-year-old climate riddle

    03/02/2006 9:54:12 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 557+ views
    University of Southampton ^ | April 23, 2005 | PhysOrg
    Palaeoceanographers from the Southampton Oceanography Centre have shed new light on the world's climate behaviour over 8,200 years ago. In an article published this week in Nature, they demonstrate that a sudden drop in temperature lasting 200 years cannot be used as a template for the modern day threat of rapid climate change... Professor Rohling explained: 'Many scientists are using this 200-year-old cold snap to validate their computer climate models when, in fact, many of the global climate changes around that time seem related to the "underlying" longer-term variability. This confusion has complicated efforts to unravel a pattern of climate...
  • 2014: The Year Without Summer. We're now seeing similar weather effects as the record cold of 1816

    04/22/2014 7:29:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2014 | Jeffrey Folks
    In their excellent book, The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History, William and Nicholas Klingaman relate the history, causes, and effects of the record cold that gripped the northern hemisphere in 1816.  For most in America, Europe, and Asia, the winter of 1815-1816 was the coldest in living memory.  What followed in the spring and summer of that year was equally disastrous.  It was an entire year of cold rains, crop failures, hunger, and economic collapse. There were multiple causes for the extreme weather of 1816, but all of them were natural,...
  • A Year Without A Summer? (We might have one of the coolest summers on record)

    07/18/2009 6:26:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies · 1,744+ views
    Powerline ^ | 7/18/2009 | John Hinderaker
    1816 was the "year without a summer." There were several causes of the abnormally cold weather that year, as this source recounts: The year 1816 is still known to scientists and historians as "eighteen hundred and froze to death" or the "year without a summer." It was the locus of a period of natural ecological destruction not soon to be forgotten. During that year, the Northern Hemisphere was slammed with the effects of at least two abnormal but natural phenomena. These events were mysterious at the time, and even today they are not well understood. First, 1816 marked the midpoint...
  • 1816 - The Year without a Summer (For Libs who think humans effect climate)

    02/24/2006 5:12:19 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 15 replies · 918+ views
    Introduction The period 1812-1817 was one of exceptional volcanic activity, and the sheer volume of volcanic dust pumped into the atmosphere by these volcanic eruptions caused a general, temporary cooling in the earth’s climate around this time. This temporary climatic cooling peaked during the summer of 1816 was the peak of this cooling and the reason the peak fell in the summer of 1816 is almost certainly die to the eruption of the Tamboro volcano east of Java in April 1815 (believed to be one of the most explosive eruptions of the last 10,000 years). At the time sunspots were...
  • Eighteen Hundred And Froze To Death (The Infamous 'Year Without Summer')

    03/12/2005 8:10:49 PM PST · by blam · 65 replies · 5,528+ views
    Island Net.com ^ | 4-7-2004 | Keith C. Heidon,PhD,ACM
    Eighteen Hundred and Froze To Death The Infamous "Year Without A Summer" Of the cold summers in the period 1811 to 1817, the year 1816 has gone down in the annals of New England history as "The Year There Was No Summer," the "Poverty Year" and "Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death." The year began with a moderate but dry winter. Spring was tardy and continued very dry. The growing season from late spring to early fall, however, was punctuated by a series of devastating cold waves that did major damage to the crops and greatly reduced the food supply....
  • VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: The real cure for global warming

    07/01/2007 5:11:42 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 15 replies · 811+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 01 july 07 | VIN SUPRYNOWICZ
    There are some who, lacking the ecstatic thrill of any other faith-based religion, wish to believe that the Earth is in the early stages of an unprecedented climatic change which will see temperatures soar, the polar ice caps melt, rising sea levels flood our coastal cities -- general devastation on the biblical model -- all because we insist on driving petroleum-fueled private automobiles and using electricity generated by burning coal. Burning that stuff releases into the atmosphere large amounts of carbon dioxide, you see, a "greenhouse gas" that contributes to the ongoing warming of the planet. Now, this is almost...
  • THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816 IN MAINE

    03/18/2015 2:42:50 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 30 replies
    http://www.milbridgehistoricalsociety.org/ ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Lee-Lee Schlegel
    THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816, IN MAINE By Lee-Lee Schlegel MONTHS THAT SHOULD BE SUMMER’S PRIME SLEET AND SNOW AND FROST AND RIME AIR SO COLD YOU SEE YOUR BREATH EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FROZE TO DEATH (An old rhyme) -------------------------------------------------------------1771 REUBEN WHITTEN 1847 SON OF A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER, A PIONEER OF THIS TOWN, COLD SEASON OF 1816 RAISED 40 BUSHELS OF WHEAT ON THIS LAND WHITCH KEPT HIS FAMILY AND NEIGHBOURS FROM STARVATION ( Tombstone in an Ashland, N.H. cemetery) Imagine! It’s June. Or July. Or perhaps August in Down East Maine. In Milbridge. That’s easy enough to do,...
  • Ferry trapped in ice off Nova Scotia since Wednesday with 40 aboard

    03/20/2015 10:53:07 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    Banger Daily News ^ | March 20, 2015 | CBC News
    Forty passengers are still stuck aboard the MV Blue Puttees in the ice off Cape Breton. The Marine Atlantic ferry, which connects Nova Scotia to Newfoundland, has been there since Wednesday afternoon. The Louis S. St-Laurent — the largest icebreaker in the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet — has been trying to remove the vessel but so far hasn’t had any luck. “The ice is so pressurized and thick right now in that area they are unable to get through the ice as well. ...” Marine Atlantic spokesperson Darrell Mercer said. “This year, [ice] moved in early to mid-February, and it...
  • Bring Back Our Tornadoes!

    03/19/2015 5:59:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    drroyspencer.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
    One of the many tragic consequences of human-caused climate change is the nearly unprecedented lack of tornadoes during the first half of March. According to Greg Forbes, severe weather weenie at The Weather Channel, the only other year when this happened was 1969. Clearly, this is just one more example of how we are destroying the climate system.
  • McConnell Urges States to Help Thwart Obama’s ‘War on Coal’

    03/19/2015 7:46:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    nytimes ^ | March 19, 2015 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has begun an aggressive campaign to block President Obama’s climate change agenda in statehouses and courtrooms across the country, arenas far beyond Mr. McConnell’s official reach and authority. The campaign of Mr. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is aimed at stopping a set of Environmental Protection Agency regulations requiring states to reduce carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Once enacted, the rules could shutter hundreds of coal-fired plants in what Mr. Obama has promoted as a transformation of the nation’s energy economy away from fossil...
  • Obama Orders Cuts in Federal Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    03/19/2015 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 40 replies
    NYT ^ | March 19, 2015 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — President Obama signed an executive order on Thursday to set new goals for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of federal agencies, his latest use of his executive authority to address the root causes of climate change and press private companies and foreign governments to follow suit. Mr. Obama’s directive orders federal agencies over the next decade to cut their emissions by an average of 40 percent compared with their levels when he won office in 2008, and to increase their use of electricity from renewable sources by 30 percent. The goals are in line with a commitment that...
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Physicist: Computer Models Used by U.N. Overstate Global Warming

    03/19/2015 11:46:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2015 - 1:13 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A scholarly paper explaining why predictions made by climate computer models used by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) tend to exaggerate global warming has ignited a political firestorm. Dr. Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon, a solar physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, came under attack by environmentalists after co-authoring a peer-reviewed paper explaining “the widening discrepancy between prediction and observation” in climate change models, and members of Congress soon took sides. The scientific paper, entitled “Why Models Run Hot,” concludes that the computer models overstated the impact of CO2 on the climate: “The impact of anthropogenic global...
  • Late Night’s Seth Meyers sandbags Ted Cruz on climate change

    03/19/2015 10:31:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 18, 2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    For the nation’s left-leaning entertainers, the most interesting thing about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz this week is his callous willingness to scare toddlers for fleeting political gain. In fact, beyond Cruz’s apparent intention to run for the White House in 2016, this latest craze was of singular interest to Late Night host Seth Meyers. Meyers welcomed Cruz on to the show on Tuesday night, and the pair had a rather jovial exchange. Things got a little tense, though, when Meyers engaged in a tortured and contrived effort to put Cruz in a corner on the issue of global warming (starting...