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  • Enjoy Earth While It Lasts: Atmospheric Carbon Levels Pass the Point of No Return (RUH ROH!)

    09/29/2016 7:03:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    complex.com ^ | 9/28/2016 | Mac McCann
    The bad news: Earth's climate change problem just passed a point of no return. Atmospheric carbon levels have passed 400 parts per million, and they won't return to more environment-friendly levels "ever again for the indefinite future." The good news? Oh, wait, no. Sorry. We're pretty screwed. Carbon dioxide just hit its annual minimum at Mauna Loa Observatory and failed to dip below 400 ppm https://t.co/m0ZoyzgcEf — Climate Central (@ClimateCentral) September 28, 2016 We already knew it was bad. After all, in the last 20 years, humanity destroyed 1.27 million square miles—10 percent—of the Earth's wilderness. Climate change has "devastated"...
  • Judges must understand: climate rules are irrational

    09/30/2016 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/16 | Tom Harris
    Most people across the world do not care about climate change On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments in the litigation over President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). If implemented, CPP regulations will require states to develop and bring into force plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. Arguments against the CPP focussed primarily on its questionable legality. However, the ten judges considering the case should also keep in mind that the rules are pointless. No matter what one believes about the causes of climate change, the...
  • Appeals court considers Obama’s climate change plan

    09/27/2016 7:06:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 27, 2016 | Ann E. Marimow and Brady Dennis
    President Obama’s signature effort to combat global warming was alternately lauded as a reasonable attempt to move the nation toward cleaner energy sources and faulted as an unconstitutional, job-killing power grab during seven hours of vigorous legal arguments Tuesday. With the Clean Power Plan’s future on the line, a 10-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struggled to discern whether the proposal goes too far in trying to compel power plants to cut carbon-dioxide emissions. The Obama administration contends it merely used its authority to nudge the industry in a direction many companies...
  • Europe pushes to further curb aviation emissions

    09/26/2016 11:22:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Sep 27, 2016 0:50 | Jorge Valero
    Member states will conduct a last-ditch offensive on a proposal to limit CO2 gases emitted by aircraft during the International Civil Aviation Organization conference in Montreal opening on Tuesday (27 September). The 191 members of the UN body responsible for air transport are expected to adopt a global market-based mechanism to achieve carbon-neutral growth for the aviation sector from 2020 onwards. The number of passengers flying each year is expected to double by 2035, surpassing 6.5 billion travelers. …
  • Mother Theresa, The Environment, and The Poor in India,

    09/23/2016 1:36:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | Vijay Jayaraj
    Early this month, Mother Theresa was canonized as Saint Theresa by Pope Francis in a celebrated canonization ceremony in Vatican City. At this juncture, the same poor people in Calcutta (now Kolkata), whom she served with her life, face a different kind of threat to their lives—energy poverty caused by radical environmental policies. Sadly, these policies are supported by Pope Francis himself. People from all walks of life, including those from various faiths, have celebrated the life of Mother Theresa over the past decades. For them, her work of charity and her heart for the poor far outweighed her religious...
  • BABIES cause global warming, claims professor in shock new book

    09/24/2016 7:14:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 66 replies
    Express-UK ^ | September 24, 2016 | Katie Mansfield
    Dr Travis Rieder, a moral philosophy professor and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University, claims reducing the number of babies born each year could save the world. . . “If you're Catholic, and you're really going to stare climate change in the face, refuse contraception, and continue to have sex anyway, there's the foreseeable outcome that you will have more children than average. “Well, then you really better be doing your darnedest in all sorts of other ways. When you make that choice, there's a cost. You have to pay for it in some way.”
  • Study: Tropical Hotspot ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World Data

    09/23/2016 10:05:00 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | September 22, 2016 | September 22, 2016
    Researchers analyzed temperature observations from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found the so-called “tropical hotspot” relied upon by the EPA to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant “simply does not exist in the real world.” They found that once El Ninos are taken into account, “there is no ‘record setting’ warming to be concerned about.” “These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt but that EPA’s claim of a Tropical Hot Spot (THS), caused by rising atmospheric CO2 levels, simply does not exist in the real world,” reads the report by economist James Wallace, climatologist...
  • At UN, Cardinal Parolin outlines Vatican 'foreign policy'

    09/23/2016 8:28:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | September 22, 2016
    In a September 22 address to the UN General Assembly, the Vatican's Secretary of State offered an overview of the Holy See's concerns about world affairs. Cardinal Pietro Parolin opened his remarks by welcoming the approval by international leaders of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris accord on climate change. He went on to say, however, that these goals cannot realistically be reached without significant changes in the world's economic systems. Specifically, he spoke of the "ecological debt" that wealthy nations should pay to the needy, and the need for "alternative financial systems capable of ensuring that financial resources...
  • The ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World, Study Finds(WUT!)

    09/22/2016 9:36:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/22/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    One of the main lines of evidence used by the Obama administration to justify its global warming regulations doesn’t exist in the real world, according to a new report by climate researchers. Researchers analyzed temperature observations from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found the so-called “tropical hotspot” relied upon by the EPA to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant “simply does not exist in the real world.” They found that once El Ninos are taken into account, “there is no ‘record setting’ warming to be concerned about.” “These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt...
  • Scientists tell Donald Trump: Climate change is real

    09/21/2016 6:10:05 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 106 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 09/20/16 | Lisa M. Krieger
    Scientists to Trump: Human-caused climate change is real — and don’t mess with the hard-won Paris Agreement. That’s the message of a new letter co-drafted by a prominent Bay Area climate scientist and signed by 375 members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, including famed physicist Stephen Hawking, biologist E.O. Wilson and 30 Nobel Prize winners.
  • WaPo: Trump Will Bring ‘Climate Catastrophe’

    09/20/2016 9:00:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 20, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    If you vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, you’re voting in favor of “climate catastrophe,” according to liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson. “Anyone who takes climate change seriously had better do everything possible to keep Donald Trump out of the White House,” Robinson wrote in a recent op-ed on why Trump would be bad for the fight against global warming. “Global warming is affecting weather patterns worldwide,” Robinson wrote.
  • Cow Fart Regulation Passed Into California Law

    09/20/2016 12:36:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 19, 2016
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that regulates emissions from dairy cows and landfills for the first time as California broadens its efforts to fight climate change beyond carbon-based greenhouse gases. Brown’s move Monday targets a category of gases known as short-lived climate pollutants, which have an outsize effect on global warming despite their relatively short life in the atmosphere.
  • Why a Donald Trump Victory Could Make Climate Catastrophe Inevitable

    09/17/2016 4:47:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 81 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 | MICHAEL KLARE
    In a year of record-setting heat on a blistered globe, with fast-warming oceans, fast-melting ice caps, and fast-rising sea levels, ratification of the December 2015 Paris climate summit agreement—already endorsed by most nations—should be a complete no-brainer. That it isn't tells you a great deal about our world. Global geopolitics and the possible rightward lurch of many countries (including a potential deal-breaking election in the United States that could put a climate denier in the White House) spell bad news for the fate of the Earth. It's worth exploring how this might come to be. Such nationalistic exceptionalism could become...
  • Kerry: Climate Change Skeptics Believe 'Extra Water is Just Going to Spill Over the Sides of…' [tr]

    09/16/2016 5:38:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 16, 2016 | 10:14 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Secretary of State John Kerry says, climate change skeptics believe that with “the melting of the ice and the rise of sea level, all that extra water is just going to spill over the sides of a flat Earth.” Kerry made the comments Wednesday at the Global Fishing Watch reception in Washington, D.C. “We now have the highest rate of increase of acidity in the ocean in 50 million years,” Kerry said. “And believe it or not, scientists have the ability to measure that. And that acidity changes the capacity of particularly crustaceans to be able to grow.” …
  • Sarkozy comes out of the closet as a climate skeptic

    09/15/2016 7:49:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 15 Sep 2016 09:00 GMT+02:00
    Nicolas Sarkozy, who is fighting to regain the presidency that he lost to François Hollande in 2012, has finally come out of the closet as a climate skeptic. Speaking in front of business leaders, Sarkozy, a candidate for Les Republicains party primary in November, told them that man alone was not to blame for climate change. “Climate has been changing for four billion years,” the former president said according to AFP. “Sahara has become a desert; it isn’t because of industry. You need to be as arrogant as men are to believe we changed the climate.” …
  • Workers will lose jobs in green revolution, admits EU’s energy boss

    09/12/2016 9:39:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 09/13/2016 | James Crisp
    Workers will lose their jobs as Europe shifts to a green economy, European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič has admitted, amid warnings the world faces political and economic turmoil not witnessed since the 1930s. Šefčovič made an impassioned plea for national governments to make sure that no one was thrown on the scrapheap of the green revolution. But, he added, “climate change is here and it poses an imminent danger.” “We should not create obstacles by not taking good care of people who may be intimidated by this transformation,” he said before calling for social programs such as retraining those made...
  • Bioethicist: The climate crisis calls for fewer children

    09/11/2016 8:27:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 09/11/2016 | Travis N. Rieder,
    NPR correspondent Jennifer Ludden profiled some of my work in procreative ethics with an article entitled, “Should we be having kids in the age of climate change?,” which summarized my published views that we ought to consider adopting a “small family ethic” and even pursuing fertility reduction efforts in response to the threat from climate change. ... Perhaps many of us in rich countries (the “us” who might be reading this) will be largely protected from these early harms; but that doesn’t make them less real to the vulnerable citizens of, say, Bangladesh, Kiribati or the Maldives. In fact, it...
  • Hillary Clinton Blames Climate Change for Hurricane Hermine

    09/06/2016 4:37:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Sep. 6, 2016 | David Rutz
    Hillary Clinton said climate change was to blame for Hurricane Hermine during a campaign rally Tuesday in Tampa, Florida, warning more storms would come. “Another threat to our country is climate change,” she said. “2015 was the hottest year on record, and the science is clear. It’s real. It’s wreaking havoc on communities across America. Last week’s hurricane was another reminder of the devastation that extreme weather can cause, and I send my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by Hermine.”
  • Is Obama Worried About A Global Warming Apocalypse?

    09/09/2016 11:40:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    The New York Times’ multi-part series profiling President Barack Obama’s legacy on global warming reveals the president is a fan of a book on how “climate change and overpopulation” could cause modern civilization to collapse. Obama was apparently a fan of Jared Diamond’s 2005 book “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” which “explored the environmental changes that wiped out ancient societies like Easter Island and discussed how modern equivalents like climate change and overpopulation could yield the same destruction,” according to NYT. An Obama aide told NYT he “recalled” the president mentioning Diamond’s book. Diamond is also the...
  • California becomes a global laboratory in fight against climate change

    09/08/2016 10:58:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/08/2016 | Chris Megerian
    California will become a petri dish for international efforts to slow global warming under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, forcing one of the world’s largest economies to squeeze into a dramatically smaller carbon footprint. “What we’re doing here is farsighted, as well as far-reaching,” Brown said at a signing ceremony at Vista Hermosa Natural Park in downtown Los Angeles. “California is doing something that no other state has done.” The legislation, SB 32, requires the state to slash greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, a much more ambitious target than the previous goal...
  • NOAA: Global warming increased odds for Louisiana downpour

    09/07/2016 11:50:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 7, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made climate change about doubled the chances for the type of heavy downpours that caused devastating Louisiana floods last month, a new federal study finds. Using two different sets of measurements and computer model runs simulating thousands of years, scientists found a clear sign of global warming in the rain that triggered the flooding that killed at least 13 people, damaged 150,000 homes and cost at least $8.7 billion. More than 26 inches of rain fell in one week, with nearly a foot in just one day, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Who's Driving Climate Denial? Big Companies and Conservative Media

    09/06/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by shove_it · 28 replies
    EcoWatch ^ | 6 Sep 2016 | Jax Jacobsen
    A new study from professors at Oklahoma State University has found that Republicans and Democrats have never been so far apart on climate issues. "What was once a modest tendency for Congressional Republicans to be less pro-environmental than their Democratic counterparts has become a chasm—with Republicans taking near-unanimous anti-environmental stances on relevant legislation in recent years, especially 2015," the study said. This distance between the parties was further exacerbated by the rise of the Koch-funded Tea Party, which took the hard line of fully dismissing the climate change threat, often making climate change a lightning rod for voters who were...
  • U.S., China formally enter climate change deal

    09/04/2016 5:52:28 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sep 3, 2016
    Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping on Saturday sealed their nations’ participation in last year’s Paris climate change agreement. At a ceremony on the sidelines of a global economic summit, Mr. Obama and Xi, representing the world’s two biggest carbon emitters, delivered a series of documents to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The papers certified the U.S. and China have taken the necessary steps to join the Paris accord that set nation-by-nation targets for cutting carbon emissions. The formal U.S.-Chinese announcement means the accord could enter force by the end of the year, a faster than anticipated timeline. The Paris deal...
  • Storm Hermine's damage fueled by global warming, scientists say

    09/04/2016 8:03:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Sep. 4, 2016 | Guardian staff and agencies
    Storm surges pushed by Hermine, the once and future hurricane that on Sunday was moving up the US eastern seaboard, could be even more damaging because sea levels have risen by a foot due to global warming, climate scientists say.Michael Mann of the Pennsylvania State University noted that this century’s one-foot sea-level rise in New York City meant 25 more square miles flooded during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, causing billions more in damage. “We are already experiencing more and more flooding due to climate change in every storm,” said Michael Oppenheimer, a geosciences professor at Princeton University. “And it’s only...
  • U.N. chief tolls bell for climate change skeptics

    09/04/2016 10:42:57 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 4, 2016 | Reporting by Engen Tham in Shanghai
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday that climate change scepticism is over, the day after the United States joined China to ratify the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions. Climate change skeptics dispute the widely held understanding that excessive levels of emissions in the atmosphere cause global warming and harm the environment, and have become increasingly side-lined at international summits. "The debate over climate phenomenon is over scientifically and environmentally," said Ban
  • Viv Forbes: Climate Science Is NOT Settled

    09/02/2016 8:23:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/1/2016 | Editorial
    First there was Brexit, now there’s Clexit – or “Climate Exit”. The Clexit Coalition represents a growing movement of individuals no longer buying that the “science” behind climate change is settled. They argue that all harmful, costly and unscientific climate treaties should be torn up and are on a mission to have their voices heard and their opinions represented fairly in the media. Viv Forbes, Founding Secretary of “Clexit” (Climate Exit), writes:
  • Paris climate deal: US and China announce ratification

    09/03/2016 4:05:53 AM PDT · by fifthvirginia · 47 replies
    BBC News ^ | 03 SEP 16 | BBC
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  • Communist China’s Legislative Body Mulls Paris Climate Accord, As Obama Takes the Executive Route

    08/30/2016 5:30:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 30, 2016 | 4:22 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The Standing Committee of China’s rubberstamp parliament is meeting to discuss formally acceding to a far-reaching climate change agreement negotiated in Paris last year, amid signs that President Obama is preparing to take the same step — but without Senate ratification — possibly within days. The White House maintains that the climate accord is an executive agreement, not a treaty, and therefore does not require the Senate’s advice and consent. Obama travels to China this week for a G20 summit in Hangzhou, and climate change is high on the agenda both for the summit and for his bilateral meetings with...
  • Worried About A Bleak Future, Climate Change Activists Hesitant To Have Kids

    08/29/2016 3:57:24 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 60 replies
    NPR ^ | August 28, 2016 | Jennifer Ludden
    NANCY NOLAN: I'm old enough to be a grandmother, but I'm not. LUDDEN: Nancy Nolan tells two younger women that people didn't know about climate change when she had her kids in the '80s. Then she became a climate activist. Her children are grown now. NOLAN: And when they were old enough to go off on their own, you know, I said to them, I hope you never have children, which is an awful thing to say. It can bring me to tears easily.
  • An Inconvenient Truth: Few Signs Of Global Warming In Antarctica

    08/28/2016 9:10:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/27/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Antarctica has confounded scientists, defying the dire predictions of scientists the South Pole would shrink and exacerbate sea level rise in the coming decades. Climate models predicted Antarctic sea ice would shrink as the world warmed, and that warming would boost snowfall over the southern continent. Neither of those predictions have panned out, and now scientists say “natural variability” is overwhelming human-induced warming. “Truth is, the science is complex, and that in most places and with most events, natural variability still plays a dominant role, and undoubtedly will continue to do so,” Chip Knappenberger, a climate scientist with the libertarian...
  • Gov. Brown: ‘Is Very Dubious’ that Global Warming Legislation Causes Job Loss

    08/27/2016 7:41:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 25, 2016 | 2:01 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) says that evidence that global warming solution legislation hurts jobs “is very dubious, if it exists at all.” While speaking at a press conference Wednesday night Brown praised the passage of SB32 in the California Senate, which sets a target of cutting the state’s output of heat-trapping emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. […] “The economy is an impersonal mechanism of profit-seeking enterprises who will take the world as they find it. Whether it’s a mountain or a river or a regulation or a need for bright people. People who want to invest...
  • Have More Kids. It's Good For the Planet

    08/26/2016 9:20:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    The problem with environmentalists isn't merely that they have destructive ideas about the economy, but that so many of them embrace repulsive ideas about human beings. Take a recent NPR piece that asks, "Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?" If you want to learn about how environmentalism has already affected people in society, read about the couple pondering "the ethics of procreation" and its impact on the climate before starting a family, or the group of women in a prosperous New Hampshire town swapping stories about how the "the climate crisis is a reproductive crisis."...
  • Climate change is thawing deadly diseases. Maybe now we'll address it?

    08/24/2016 2:07:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Mona Sarfaty
    Earlier this month, an outbreak of anthrax in northern Russia caused the death of a 12-year-old boy and his grandmother and put 90 people in the hospital. These deadly spores – which had not been seen in the Arctic since 1941 – also spread to 2,300 caribou. Russian troops trained in biological warfare were dispatched to the Yamalo-Nenets region to evacuate hundreds of the indigenous, nomadic people and quarantine the disease. Americans are likely to associate anthrax with the mysterious white powder that was mailed to news media and US Senate offices in the weeks following 11 September 2001....
  • Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov't

    08/24/2016 7:52:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:26 PM EDT | John Raby
    Communities in nine U.S. states that have been hard-hit by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant. Officials for the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies announced the 29 projects totaling nearly $39 million Wednesday at a news conference in Huntington, West Virginia. The investments are expected to create or retain more than 3,400 jobs in agriculture, health care, manufacturing, technology and other industries. The projects are intended to help communities in Texas and in eight Appalachian states: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. …
  • Inconvenient: Giant Coral Reef That ‘Died’ In 2003 Teeming With Life Again

    08/22/2016 9:31:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the “global warming and ocean acidification will kill everything, forever” and the “nature always finds a way” department comes this inconvenient truth.Back From The Dead: Giant Coral Reef That ‘Died’ In 2003 Teeming With Life Again In 2003, researchers declared Coral Castles dead. On the floor of a remote island lagoon halfway between Hawaii and Fiji, the giant reef site had been devastated by unusually warm water. Its remains looked like a pile of drab dinner plates tossed into the sea. Research dives in 2009 and 2012 had shown little improvement in the coral colonies.Then in 2015, a team of...
  • 1,690-Page ‘Climate Change’ Reg Increases Cost of Tractor-Trailer Up to $15,119

    08/22/2016 11:04:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 22, 2016 | 12:52 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly issued a new regulation last week that is meant to help protect the world from “climate change” by limiting “greenhouse gas emissions” and improving fuel efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles operated in the United States. The 1,690-page regulation is approximately 700,000 words long. A “regulatory impact analysis” published by EPA and NHTSA estimates the regulation will add an average of as much as $13,749 to the cost of a tractor truck and $1,370 to a trailer, making some tractor-trailer combinations $15,119 more expensive in 2027 than they...
  • American Truckers Just Got BAD News From Obama… This Is a Total Disgrace

    08/20/2016 4:13:34 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 88 replies
    American truckers, and the big rigs they drive, are literally the lifeblood of this nation, transporting food, raw materials and finished goods from one end of the country to the other and back again, delivering what is needed where it is needed when it is needed on a daily basis. But those truckers just had a major roadblock placed in their way, courtesy of President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, and the consequences for not only the trucking industry, but America as a whole, could be devastating. According to The Daily Caller, the EPA just announced on Tuesday that it...
  • WHY NO ONE BELIEVED EINSTEIN

    08/20/2016 12:22:18 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 57 replies
    JSTOR Daily ^ | 19 Aug, 2016 | MATTHEW WILLS
    WWith hindsight, it seems as though scientific breakthroughs sweep quickly to universal acceptance. A paper is published and everybody says, “Eureka!” But that’s not necessarily the case. Sometimes scientists have too much invested in the status quo to accept a new way of looking at things. This was certainly true when Albert Einstein‘s 1905 paper on “special relativity” first challenged the British conception of ether. Einstein argued that space and time were bound up together (something he would elaborate on in his theory of general relativity of 1915, adding gravity to the mix of space/time), a complicated idea that contradicted...
  • I don’t need air conditioning, and neither do you

    08/19/2016 11:15:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 180 replies
    WAPO ^ | Aug. 18, 2016 | Karen Heller
    It’s time to come out of the closet. Or, more precisely, the sweat lodge. My family lives without air con­ditioning, except for one antique, ­semi-comatose window unit that “cools” the bedroom to approximately the same temperature as Dallas at dusk. Our house in Philadelphia was built in the 1920s, when people were tough and resourceful. For most of the year, the house is cool and pleasant, as long as there isn’t a mash-up of continuously scorching days and epic humidity, when the air is putrid, stagnant and, if it were a color, would definitely be mustard. Which would be...
  • Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

    08/19/2016 1:04:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change? 4:36 August 18, 201611:09 AM ET Heard on All Things Considered Standing before several dozen students in a college classroom, Travis Rieder tries to convince them not to have children. Or at least not too many. He's at James Madison University in southwest Virginia to talk about a "small-family ethic" — to question the assumptions of a society that sees having children as good, throws parties for expecting parents, and in which parents then pressure their kids to "give them grandchildren." Why question such assumptions? The prospect of climate...
  • How Brexit Will Affect Paris Global Warming Treaty

    08/17/2016 6:02:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | June 28, 2016 | Nicolas Loris
    The fate of the European Union’s global warming commitments negotiated as part of the Paris Protocol may be in jeopardy as result of Brexit. The U.S. on the other hand, should take a page out of the U.K.’s playbook and not only withdraw from the Paris agreement, but also withdraw participation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change altogether. ... countries made individual commitments to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, largely centered on shifting away from affordable natural resources such as coal, oil, and natural gas, and toward more expensive, intermittent, subsidy-dependent renewables. ... The...
  • Soros Paid Al Gore MILLIONS To Push ‘Aggressive US Action’ On Global Warming

    08/17/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental group millions of dollars over three years to create a “political space for aggressive U.S. action” on global warming, according to leaked documents. A document published by DC Leaks shows Soros, a Hungarian-born liberal financier, wanted his nonprofit Open Society Institute (OSI) to do more to support global warming policies in the U.S. That included budgeting $10 million in annual support to Gore’s climate group over three years. “U.S. Programs Global Warming Grants U.S. Programs became engaged on the global warming issue about four years ago, at George Soros’s...
  • Meteorologist: ‘This Heat Wave Is Child’s Play Compared to 1930s’

    08/16/2016 11:36:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 15, 2016 | 4:54 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Meteorologist Joe Bastardi says the current heat wave in most parts of the U.S. — which tied the 135-year-old record temperature in Washington, D.C. on Saturday — is “child’s play compared to the 1930s.” […] “Washington area farmers were certainly not spared in 1930, as intense, prolonged hot spells gripped the region during late July and early August,” according to a 2010 article in the Washington Post. “The official temperature recorded on July 20 was 106°F, which holds the record as the highest temperature ever recorded in Washington. “Unofficially, 110°F was recorded that same day on Pennsylvania Avenue and 108°F...
  • Obama: 'One of the Most Urgent Challenges of Our Time is Climate Change'

    08/15/2016 10:42:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 15, 2016 | 6:02 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Barack Obama picked one of the hottest weekends in the Northeastern U.S. to discuss climate change. “One of the most urgent challenges of our time is climate change,” the vacationing president said in his Saturday radio address. He touted his efforts to cut pollution, including from cars and trucks, assuring Americans, “we’re not done yet.” Obama announced that before he leaves office, “We’ll release a second round of fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles. We’ll take steps to meet the goal we set with Canada and Mexico to achieve 50 percent clean power across North America by 2025. And...
  • New Solar Research Raises Climate Questions, Triggers Attacks

    08/12/2016 7:17:22 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Recent research by Professor Valentina Zharkova (Northumbria University) and colleagues has shed new light on the inner workings of the Sun. If correct, this new discovery means that future solar cycles and variations in the Sun’s activity can be predicted more accurately. The research suggests that the next three solar cycles will see solar activity reduce significantly into the middle of the century, producing conditions similar to those last seen in the 1600s – during the Maunder Minimum. This may have implications for temperatures here on Earth. Future solar cycles will serve as a test of the astrophysicists’ work, but...
  • APNewsBreak: California may beef up electric vehicle mandate

    08/12/2016 6:33:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 12, 2016 8:15 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    With the extension of California’s landmark climate change law stalled, a legislative plan is emerging to significantly up the ante on California’s commitment to electric vehicles by requiring that 15 percent of all new automobiles be emission-free within a decade. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Los Angeles, told The Associated Press on Friday that she’ll introduce legislation next week to ramp up the pressure on carmakers. Automakers that fail to sell enough electric vehicles would be required to make payments to rivals that do or pay a fine to the state.“If we create more competition in the market, that automatically will trigger...
  • ‘Winter Is Coming’ Warns The Solar Physicist The Alarmists Tried To Silence

    08/12/2016 6:15:27 AM PDT · by Bratch · 109 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 12, 2016 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Make the most of this summer because it could be your last decent one: winter is coming as the planet enters the most devastating cooling period since the 65-year Maunder Minimum of the 17th and early 18th centuries. This is the dire forecast of Professor Valentina Zharkova, a solar physicist at Northumbria University, who has based her prediction on sun spot activity – known to be a significant driver of global climate – which is currently very low and likely to get even lower during the next three solar cycles. She has spoken about her research and her battle to get it taken...
  • August temperatures reach coldest level in 25 years [Germany]

    08/11/2016 6:22:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Aug 2016 13:04 GMT+02:00
    A high pressure system sitting in the eastern Atlantic has caused one of the coldest nights in recent history, driving temperatures down to just above zero on Wednesday night, the German Weather Service (DWD) reports. In Carlsfeld, Saxony, the mercury dropped to 1.3°C (34.3°F), thereby setting a record for the coldest August temperature ever recorded in the town since first being measured in 1990. Meanwhile, in Bad Königshofen in Bavaria, a temperature of 1.5°C (34.7°F) was also just one decimal place above a record set in 1987. In several mountainous regions of the country, frost also covered the grass on...
  • Chelsea Clinton declares: ‘Yesterday we used up the world’s resources allotted for this year. It ge

    08/10/2016 5:54:46 PM PDT · by blueyon · 121 replies
    twitter on BPR Bizpac review ^ | August 9, 2016 | twitter via Carmine Sabia
    "Chelsea Clinton declares: ‘Yesterday we used up the world’s resources allotted for this year. It gets worse." Hillary Clinton’s daughter did her best Chicken Little impression on Tuesday, firing off a tweet that warned humans had used up all of the resources “allotted” for the year 2016. We are now be borrowing against future generations, kind of like her mom’s economic plans.
  • We’ve Already Used Up Earth’s Resources For 2016 — And It’s Only August

    08/08/2016 10:41:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Aug 8, 2016 | Dominique Mosbergen
    We’ve failed again. It’s less than eight months into 2016 and the ominous day is already nearly upon us: Earth Overshoot Day, previously known as Ecological Debt Day, is a reminder of the enormous toll we take on the Earth. The day marks the juncture when humanity’s demand for ecological resources exceeds what the planet can replenish annually. In 2016, it falls on Monday, which means people have already consumed an entire year’s worth of the world’s resources ― and we still have four months to go until the year’s end. For the rest of 2016, we’ll be “living on...