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  • Friends of UVa rape accuser raise fresh doubts about story, citing phone records

    12/16/2014 9:48:40 AM PST · by FamiliarFace · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 15, 2014 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    Three friends of the alleged University of Virginia rape victim are growing more skeptical about her account, saying they have doubts about information she gave them and why she belatedly tried to get herself deleted from the Rolling Stone article that engulfed their campus in controversy. The friends say among their concerns is the fact that the woman, named only as “Jackie” in the article, gave them a cellphone number so they could text a man she said she was seeing about three weeks before she alleged she was gang-raped at a fraternity house. Eventually, the friends ended up with...
  • Too good to check: New York Magazine’s teen-genius trader turns out to be a hoax

    12/16/2014 6:35:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted, legacy media edition: Layers of fact checkers and editors. New hotness: “There was this one time, in band camp …” Yet another big, splashy mainstream media story has collapsed, although the damage from New York Magazine’s tall tale of a teen-genius stock traders and the New York Post’s follow-up is entirely limited to the two publications’ reputations. Jessica Pressler wrote this weekend that Mo Islam, a 17-year-old student, had amassed a $72 million fortune during his participation in a high-school trading club, apparently without asking some basic questions about how a minor could trade and how...
  • America continues to protect gun nuts, even though Newtown remains wounded 2 years after shooting

    12/15/2014 8:15:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 14, 2014 | Mike Lupica
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Peg Brokaw, 95, had missed the early Saturday morning Mass at St. Rose of Lima, on Church Hill Road in Newtown, but said she would go inside and say a prayer, anyway. She has lived in this town a long time, and tells you her son is a retired policeman here, one who still directs traffic in front of the church occasionally. And because this was another December in Newtown, two years now since 20 children and six adults were shot dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary, because Peg Brokaw stood outside what became the church of small coffins in...
  • Here Are EIGHT Campus Rape Hoaxes Eerily Like The UVA Rape Story

    12/15/2014 4:45:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12-14-2014 | ERIC OWENS
    <p>In a now-infamous Nov. 19 story in Rolling Stone, disgraced journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely asserted that at least five members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity gang-raped a freshman named Jackie at a frat house party, then left her in a bloodstained dress to exit via a conveniently vacant side staircase.</p>
  • Don’t Forget the Children Massacred at Sandy Hook (HURL)

    12/14/2014 7:34:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2014 | John Stoehr
    President Barack Obama has wisely chosen to ignore bipartisan bleating over the lawful use of his executive authority to address pressing issues long championed by the so-called professional left. He has instead decided to flex his muscle, at long last. He struck a deal with China to reduce greenhouse gases by 30 percent over the coming years, pushed for regulating the Internet as a public utility, raised the minimum wage of workers employed by companies with federal contracts, created gender equity rules for such employees and protected from deportation as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. Also, his Environmental Protection...
  • Black figures hanged in effigy on UC Berkeley campus

    12/13/2014 10:23:34 PM PST · by Huntress · 40 replies
    fusion.net ^ | 12/13/14 | Unattributed
    Three cardboard cutouts of black people were reportedly found hanged in effigy from nooses on the UC Berkeley campus on Saturday morning. The incident follows a week of protests on the streets of Berkeley, California, to denounce the grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men in St. Louis and New York. Local pastor Michael McBride was the first to share the image on Twitter. One of the hanged figures, which appears to be a cardboard cutout of a lynched woman identified as Laura Nelson from 1911. The cutout includes the...
  • Lima climate summit extended as poor countries demand more from rich

    12/13/2014 6:13:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | December 13, 2014 | by Suzanne Goldenberg
    Climate talks in Lima ran into extra time amid rising frustration from developing countries at the “ridiculously low” commitments from rich countries to help pay for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The talks were designed to draft a blueprint for a global deal to fight climate change, due to be adopted in Paris late next year. But developing countries argued that before signing on they needed to see greater commitments that the industrialised countries would keep to their end of a bargain to provide the money needed to fight climate change. Countries are also divided over the initial commitments countries...
  • People’s Climate Summit Finds Culprit in Capitalism

    12/12/2014 1:18:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 12, 2014 | By RYAN DUBE
    LIMA, Peru — Wilfredo Saavedra, a former Marxist rebel, led a convoy of some 300 activists from Peru’s northern sierra, wearing an anti-mining T-shirt and Cuban baseball cap. Jim Chomicz, 70, from Birmingham, Alabama, flew here with a church group to learn more about melting glaciers. But for many of their Latin American counterparts, it is all about toppling capitalism, which they blame for the environmental degradation. “Capitalism is the creator of all of these changes to the climate,” said Mr. Saavedra. At a march this week, Ibis Fernández, a Peruvian union leader and organizer of the People’s Climate Summit,...
  • Rolling Stone UVA RAPE story is identical to Senate testimony held on June 26 2014

    One of the student survivors I worked with, Jenna*, was gang-raped by five fraternity men early in her freshman year. Despite the severity of the assault and injuries she sustained, Jenna still experienced a feeling of personal responsibility. Looking for affirmation, she sought out peers and told her story. Sadly, each and every one of the friends she reached out to responded with varying denials of her experience; these responses worsened her feelings of self-blame – that she must be confused because that fraternity “is full of great guys”; that she must have made them think she was “down for...
  • Friends' accounts differ from alleged UVA gang rape victim's in article

    12/12/2014 8:18:28 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 13 replies
    "CBS This Morning" has now spoken with the three friends of the victim of an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house who were mentioned in a Rolling Stone article. The magazine has admitted it had mistakes in the story. The accounts the friends gave to "CBS This Morning" were similar to each other, but very different from that of the victim, "Jackie," reports CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman. The article said the friends saw and spoke to Jackie the night of the alleged assault. Alex, a third year student at UVA who asked we only use...
  • How Britain's taste for year-round asparagus is threatened by climate change

    12/11/2014 5:31:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 11, 2014 | By Emily Gosden, Lima
    It has become a mainstay on supermarket shelves across the UK: fresh green asparagus, flown in to satisfy culinary desires well beyond the brief domestic growing season. But Britain's love of year-round asparagus could now be at risk - due to climate change. Of the 14,000 tonnes of asparagus imported to the UK last year, the majority - some 8,000 tonnes - came from Peru, the world's biggest exporter of the crop. Experts warn that Peruvian production of the vegetable, which has soared in the past decade, is likely to be hit by extreme weather that scientists say will become...
  • A Climate Idea Comes of Age: Zero Emissions

    12/10/2014 3:24:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 10, 2014 | By KARL RITTER
    Pulling a worn, yellowed copy of the 1992 U.N. climate change convention from her handbag, Farhana Yamin points to the paragraph that states its goal: To stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous warming. It doesn't provide any guidance on how to do that. But Yamin does. And, in a historic first, dozens of governments now embrace her prescription. The global climate pact set for adoption in Paris next year should phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, says the London-based environmental lawyer. "In your lifetime, emissions have to go to zero. That's a message people...
  • Climate change summit takes political twist

    12/10/2014 6:24:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | December 10, 2014 | By Fermín Koop
    The real part of the climate change negotiations started yesterday in Lima. Bolivian President Evo Morales took the spotlight at the United Nations summit as he pointed the finger at developed countries for their responsibility for climate change and suggested creating a world court to judge climate crimes. “Developing countries are the ones that struggle the most because of climate change even though they are the least responsible for it,” Evo Morales said, speaking alongside UN heads and several ministers. “After 30 years of negotiations, we haven’t reached any important climate change agreement. We have failed and now we are...
  • CORRECTED … # Jackie Coakley Retweeted Slut Walk 2011 [Original article at link too]

    12/08/2014 6:52:13 PM PST · by Bronzewound · 81 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | 12/8/2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    The woman at the center of the University of Virginia rape fraud has accused men of raping her in the past, Gotnews.com has learned. A photo obtained by GotNews from the 2011 DC Slut Walk shows Jackie Coakley proudly displaying a sign suggesting yet another rape. This alleged rape occurred before the events in the now retracted Rolling Stone story. Coakley’s story has collapsed with friends and family giving conflicting accounts of her alleged sexual assault. Are we really to believe that a mere 18 months later Coakley didn’t know what to do after she’d been raped a second time?
  • It’s time to start ignoring the climate deniers

    12/08/2014 2:23:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | December 8, 2014 | by Isaac Tamblyn
    I do not believe that climate change deniers exist. I have heard the statistics and have seen the graphs, but I am not convinced. So I do what the supposed deniers do – I ignore them and move on. The next time you find yourself in a conversation with friends and colleagues about climate change, I would ask that you do one thing – skip over the discussion about the deniers. By talking about the deniers, the debate focuses on how to fix the problem of denial rather than climate change itself. Not everyone has to believe in it; what...
  • Good news. Australia say NO to UN Green Climate Fund – bypasses Green Gravy Train

    12/07/2014 9:34:17 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | December 5th, 2014 | Joanne
    Good news. The Australian government is cutting out the enviro-middlemen, saying “No” to one $11 billion Green Blob.Australia stands as the only wealthy country to have ruled out a contribution to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund. As of last week, the fund had received pledges from 22 countries totalling $US9.6 billion ($A11.2 billion) against an initial funding target of $US10 billion.The UN money making scheme was never about the poor or the environment. If it was they wouldn’t be wasting “aid” on so-called clean energy subsidies, which won’t change the weather:The fund is a new financing mechanism to help developing...
  • Satellites show 2014 was NOT the hottest ever spring (or winter or summer or autumn) in Australia.

    12/07/2014 9:51:23 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | December 4th, 2014 | Joanne
    The headlines are burning around the nation: 2014 was the hottest ever spring! Except it wasn’t. The UAH satellite coverage sees all of Australia, day and night, and are not affected by urban heat, airport tarmacs, “gaps in the stations”, or inexplicable adjustments.When will the Bureau of Meteorology discover satellites? How many years will it take to train the ABC journalists to ask the BOM if satellite measurements agree or disagree with their highly adjusted, altered, deleted, and homogenised ground stations?I used exactly no tax dollars to email John Christy of UAH, get the latest data, and graph it to...
  • Imagine the Earth Entering an Ice Age

    12/07/2014 10:24:47 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | December 7, 2014 | Guest Post by Bob Tisdale
    The Earth is presently in an interglacial period—a period between ice ages. Since the end of the last ice age, Earth’s surface temperatures have been above the temperature needed to maintain ice sheets and glaciers, which covered much of the land masses at mid-to-high latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. As a result, those ice sheets and glaciers have been melting for tens of thousands of years and sea levels have risen…and will continue to rise until the start of the next ice age.Many of us are old enough to remember the scare stories from the 1970s, a time when climate...
  • The Industry and Economics of Climate Change/ Global Warming

    12/07/2014 2:34:54 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Ditching fossil fuels as proposed in Lima, Peru by the environmental architects of gloom and doom alarmism and replacing them with renewables The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change met in Lima, Peru, December 1-12, 2014, determined to chisel a new treaty that would mandate a cap and trade on greenhouse gas emissions effective by 2020 and would “eliminate the use of fossil fuels entirely by 2050.” The hypothesis that rich nations caused climate change by burning fossil fuels to produce energy has never been proven by IPCC’s computer modeling. The fact that now the hypothesis changed its name...
  • Peru climate change talks slowed by clashes of rich and poor nations

    12/07/2014 6:49:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 7, 2014 | By NEELA BANERJEE
    International climate talks in Lima, Peru, are entering their final week, with few hints of whether a newfound optimism that marked the start of negotiations will ultimately translate into an agreement that would rein in climate change. Poorer nations are struggling to nail down significant, steady funding from industrialized countries to help them cope with the damage from climate change and to develop their economies without relying on fuels such as coal. Over the years, participants at U.N. climate talks estimated that $75 billion to $100 billion annually in public and private funding was needed to help poor countries cope...
  • Why Increasing Antarctic Sea Ice Doesn't Mean Climate Change Isn't Happening

    12/06/2014 9:05:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 134 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 4, 2014 | by CHELSEA HARVEY
    Antarctic sea ice reached a record high this year, topping 20 million square kilometers (nearly 8 million square miles) in September — a milestone it hadn't touched since 1979. It's a fact climate change deniers are fond of repeating. If the planet is warming, shouldn't sea ice be melting away rather than growing? It's true that the phenomenon is a confusing one — but it's no proof that climate change isn't happening. In fact, scientists believe that climate change is actually responsible for the strange events down in the Antarctic. The first thing to note is that sea ice and...
  • Climate Change Could be Keeping the Baltic Sea Starved for Oxygen

    12/04/2014 2:22:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Nature World News ^ | December 4, 2014 | By Brian Stallard
    The Baltic Sea is certainly not the only part of the world still suffering from when humanity didn't understand the consequences of its actions. However, compared to other parts of the world, it may be one of the most stark examples of how climate change can just perpetuate these problems. That's because the Baltic Sea is home to the Boknis Eck time series station. Based just off the coast of Schlong-Holstein at the exit of Peckernförde Bay, this station has been recording environmental parameters concerning the Baltic Sea since 1957, painting a particularly detailed picture of how human and natural...
  • Economists urge regular updates and reviews of cost of climate impacts estimate

    12/04/2014 2:03:34 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    University of Chicago News ^ | December 4, 2014 | By Victoria Ekstrom High
    The term Social Cost of Carbon is a figure that puts a dollar value on the climate damages per ton of CO2 released, and is used by, among others, policymakers to help determine the costs and benefits of climate policies. In the latest issue of the journal Science, a group of economists and lawyers urge several improvements to the government’s figure that would impose a regular, transparent and peer-reviewed process to ensure it is reliable and well-supported. “By providing an estimate of the damages from an extra ton of CO2 emissions, the Social Cost of Carbon tells us how much...
  • How Your Death Affects Climate Change

    12/03/2014 3:38:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 3, 2014 | by Katrina Spade, Founder and Director, Urban Death Project
    You might take solace in the fact that when you die, your days of polluting the planet are over. But the truth is that the method you choose to dispose of your mortal remains has more of a deleterious impact on the environment than you might think. Conventional burials contribute to climate change in a number of ways. Although embalming slows the decomposition process, it does not stop it completely. Cremation is relatively benign compared to conventional burial, thanks in part to the required filtering of emissions done by crematories in the United States. Still, the average cremation uses 28...
  • World on course for warmest year

    12/03/2014 10:52:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 3, 2014 | by David Shukman, Science editor
    This year is in the running to be the hottest globally and for the UK since records began, early estimates show. In the first 10 months of 2014, global average air temperature was about 0.57 Celsius above the long-term average. And the first eleven months in the UK have produced an average temperature 1.6C above the long-term. A separate study by the UK Met Office says the observed temperatures would be highly unlikely without the influence of greenhouse gases produced by humans. The global figures come in estimates from the UN's World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). If this year's current global...
  • Are We Missing the Big Picture on Climate Change?

    12/02/2014 3:04:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 2, 2014 | By REBECCA SOLNIT
    ... To grasp climate change, you have to think in terms of species and their future. To know how things have already changed, you have to remember how they used to be, and so you may not notice birds disappearing from the skies, or hotter weather or more extreme storms and forest fires. You need to look past the sparrow and see the whole system that allows — or allowed — the birds to flourish. The swallows, the chinook salmon, desert tortoises, manatees, moose and us. Addressing climate means fixing the way we produce energy. But maybe it also means...
  • Geo-engineering: Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

    11/26/2014 3:07:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 25, 2014 | By David Shukman, Science editor
    Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say. That is the conclusion of a new set of studies into what's become known as geo-engineering. This is the so far unproven science of intervening in the climate to bring down temperatures. These projects work by, for example, shading the Earth from the Sun or soaking up carbon dioxide. Ideas include aircraft spraying out sulphur particles at high altitude to mimic the cooling effect of volcanoes or using artificial "trees" to absorb CO2. Despite the risk...
  • REPORT: I'm reliably told that #MichaelBrown stepfather will be arrested for inciting

    11/25/2014 9:47:10 PM PST · by Falcon28 · 63 replies
    Chuck c Johson ^ | 11-26-14 | Chuck c Johson
    Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson REPORT: I'm reliably told that #MichaelBrown stepfather will be arrested for inciting #Ferguson riots.... Developing...
  • Turning Climate Into Cash

    11/25/2014 9:42:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/14 | Alan Caruba
    At what point will the public conclude that virtually everything that we have been told about “global warming” and “climate change” has been bogus As this is being written, all fifty states have freezing weather and nearly a month before the winter solstice on December 21 some northeastern cities are buried in record-setting snowfalls. At what point will the public conclude that virtually everything that we have been told about “global warming” and “climate change” by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC) as well as U.S. government agencies we’re supposed to trust has been bogus, based on computer...
  • Climate change could shift buckeyes’ habitat to Michigan

    11/24/2014 2:03:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 24, 2014 | By Laura Arenschield
    There is a lot we could lose if we don’t get a handle on climate change. Clean air. Manageable storms. A variety of animals and plants and a few islands. But buckeyes? The state trees of Ohio? To Michigan? “Dread the thought,” said Roger Williams, an associate professor of forest management at Ohio State University. But that could happen if the world keeps warming, Williams said yesterday during a climate-change-oriented tour of the Ohio State University campus. The tour was sponsored by the Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center, an environmental advocacy organization.
  • There’s growing evidence that global warming is driving crazy winters

    11/21/2014 6:26:23 PM PST · by Crazieman · 83 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 11/20/2014 | Chris Mooney
    It may be the timeliest -- and most troubling -- idea in climate science. Back in 2012, two researchers with a particular interest in the Arctic, Rutgers' Jennifer Francis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Stephen Vavrus, published a paper called "Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes." In it, they suggested that the fact that the Arctic is warming so rapidly is leading to an unexpected but profound effect on the weather where the vast majority of us live -- a change that, if their theory is correct, may have something to do with the extreme winter weather...
  • Germany gives up on emissions target. Japan emits more CO2 than ever

    11/20/2014 1:42:05 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | November 18th, 2014 | | Breitbart- London
    So much for momentum on climate change. Reality bites. Without nuclear power, Japans emissions have hit a new record high. At the same time, even with 17% of its energy from Nuclear power, and with 23,000 wind turbines, Germany stands no chance of reaching its emissions targets. The rich, technologically advanced nation that has spent more than any other on green energy admits they’ve failed. Those who want to stop producing CO2 have billions of dollars to spend on advertising and pointless windmills, but in the end, chemistry and physics can’t be bought. If renewables could provide cheap reliable power,...
  • World Isn't Even Close to Stopping Global Warming: U.N.

    11/19/2014 11:44:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 19, 2014
    The world still isn't close to preventing a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some countries’ recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions. The report looks at the gap between what countries promise to do about carbon pollution and what scientists say needs to be done to prevent temperatures rising another two degrees — the goal world leaders set in 2009. To meet it, the world has to hit a peak of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases before 2030, said the report's chief scientific editor, Joseph Alcamo-Gruber.
  • Snow causes chaos in parts of US

    11/19/2014 5:24:19 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 November 2014 Last updated at 07:55 GMT | BBC
    Extreme cold weather is gripping large parts of the United States, with temperatures of freezing or below recorded in many parts of the country. Four people have died as a result of the conditions in New York state and the bad weather has spread as far south as Alabama and Florida. Alpa Patel reports.
  • Congress eliminates child tax credit and EITC from tax code (Hoax)

    11/18/2014 8:53:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Richmond Voice ^ | November 18, 2014
    Congress has voted to remove the child tax credit, the earned income tax credit and the mortgage interest deduction from the tax code starting with the 2014 fiscal year. The move is almost assured to solidify the perception of the 113rd Congress of the United States as deeply disconnected from the struggles and desires of the populace it is supposed to serve. The move, long championed by entitlement reform advocates like congressman Paul Ryan R-Wisconsin and Ted Cruz R-Texas, will cut entitlement payouts by a staggering 177 billion dollars. 54.33 billion dollars in savings will be realized from discontinuing the...
  • Obama Stakes Final 2 Years on Climate Change

    11/18/2014 6:21:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 18, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN
    With limited time still in power, President Barack Obama is staking his final two years on climate change, pushing the issue to the front of his agenda as he seeks to leave an imprint on the world that will endure after he's gone. It's a strategy rooted not only in Obama's long-stated concern about global warming, but also in political reality. The emphasis on climate isn't all by choice. Although Obama has long sought to rally action against climate change, White House aides say the issue has become even more attractive after the election because it's one where Obama has...
  • Dramatic video of boy rescuing girl in Syrian war zone a fake [Video]

    11/14/2014 8:33:16 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | CBS Evening News
    A Norwegian director filming in Malta says he created scenes of a young boy dodging bullets to rescue a girl to start a discussion about children in conflict zones.
  • Obama to Announce $3 Billion U.S. Contribution to Climate Change Fund

    11/14/2014 7:43:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT and MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will soon announce that the United States will contribute $3 billion to a new international fund intended to help the world’s poorest countries address the effects of climate change, according to a senior administration official. Mr. Obama is expected to make the announcement at a summit meeting of the Group of 20 industrial powers this weekend in Brisbane, Australia, on the heels of his landmark announcement this week that the United States and China will jointly commit to curbing greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade.
  • Is China Sending America A Message? (Chinese B*t**Slap Barry)

    11/10/2014 3:20:47 PM PST · by mojito · 24 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 11/10/2014 | Tyler Durden
    There was China's president, Xi Jinping, Russia's president Vladimir Putin to his right, next to Philippine president Aquino and the uberwealthy Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah. And then there is Barack Obama, right in the middle of the "wives club"...
  • Climate change deniers, polluters run riot

    11/11/2014 10:41:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Communist Party of Australia | November 12, 2014 | by Bob Briton
    Link only if you choose to go there. Posted to demonstrate "climate change" is a vessel of the communist party.
  • Study: Global Warming Worsening Watery Dead Zones

    11/10/2014 8:56:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 10, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
    Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it's only going to get worse, according to a new study. The researchers looked at 476 dead zones worldwide— 264 in the United States. They found that standard computer climate models predict that, on average, the surface temperature around those dead zones will increase by about 4 degrees Fahrenheit (slightly more than 2 degrees Celsius) from the 1980s and 1990s to the end of this century.
  • Climate change ‘making male bees more interested in sex than pollinating flowers’

    11/08/2014 7:24:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Metro UK ^ | November 7, 2014 | by Harry Readhead
    Anyone with a basic knowledge of how ecosystems work knows how important the role of the humble bee is. But a study suggests that climate change may be making male bees too easily distracted by females to bother carrying out pollination. According to research by the University of East Anglia, warmer springs have resulted in both bees and flowers emerging earlier than usual, meaning they do not coincide with each other. This means that by the time the flowers bloom, the bees are too busy mating with females to help fertilise plants. ‘Warming by as little as 2C causes the...
  • Voters put climate change policy in the hands of climate change denier

    11/07/2014 6:43:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 7, 2014 | by David Horsey
    People who voted for the GOP in the congressional elections this week may be surprised to learn they chose a militant climate change denier to oversee federal efforts to deal with climate change. The widespread expectation is that, when Republicans take charge of the Senate in January, Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, a vehement foe of those who believe human exploitation of fossil fuels is contributing to a sharp rise in global temperatures, will be chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee. No matter what they may have thought they were doing in the voting booths on Nov. 4, what...
  • Noah's Ark Found In Turkey

    11/05/2014 8:25:23 AM PST · by Fennie · 46 replies
    The remains of Noah's Ark have been found 12,000ft up a Turkish mountain, it was claimed today. A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers say carbon testing on remains found on Mount Ararat show they are 4,800 years old, around the time when the ark was said to be afloat. But the group left themselves open to a critical backlash after they failed to reveal the location of their find or produce photographs of the exterior of the site.
  • New IPCC Climate Report: Buy Our Snake Oil or the World Gets It

    11/03/2014 7:23:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 3, 2014 | James Delingpole
    Climate change is real, predominantly man-made and more urgent a threat than ever before, claims the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. "Science has spoken. There is no ambiguity in their message. Leaders must act. Time is not on our side," said the UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon at the launch of the report yesterday in Copenhagen, Denmark. "Those who choose to ignore or dispute the science so clearly laid out in this report do so at great risk for all of us and for our kids and grandkids," said US Secretary of State, John Kerry. What...
  • U.N. Panel Warns of Dire Effects From Lack of Action Over Global Warming

    11/02/2014 5:30:36 AM PST · by lbryce · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 2 ,2014 | Justin Gillis
    The gathering risks of climate change are so profound they could stall or even reverse generations of progress against poverty and hunger if greenhouse emissions continue at a runaway pace, according to a major new United Nations report. Despite rising efforts in many countries to tackle the problem, the overall global situation is growing more acute as developing countries join the West in burning huge amounts of fossil fuels, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said here on Sunday. Failure to reduce emissions, the group of scientists and other experts found, could threaten society with food shortages, refugee crises, the...
  • Fossil fuels should be 'phased out by 2100' says IPCC

    11/02/2014 4:26:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 2, 2014 | By Matt McGrath
    The unrestricted use of fossil fuels must end soon if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change. That is the central message of a stark new report from the UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC urges that by 2050, most of the world's electricity must - and can - be produced from low carbon sources. Fossil fuels, without carbon capture and storage (CCS), should be phased out "almost entirely" by 2100. It re-states many familiar positions: Warming is "unequivocal" and the human influence on climate is clear Since the 1950s the observed changes are unprecedented over decades...
  • 38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change — and what they’re doing about it

    10/31/2014 1:30:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2014 | By Chris Mooney
    The Obama administration published a small library's worth of climate change documents on Friday, outlining 38 federal agencies' vulnerabilities to global warming and how they will address them -- as well as a separate and even larger set of new government-wide plans to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and achieve new targets for sustainability. In many cases, the vulnerabilities revealed are stark. The Department of Agriculture, for instance, sees "the potential for up to 100 percent increase in the number of acres burned annually by 2050" by wildfires, according to its new adaptation report. The agency notes that fire...
  • 8 foods you're about to lose due to climate change

    10/29/2014 3:50:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 136 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 29, 2014 | by Twilight Greenaway
    As worsening drought and extreme weather devastate crops, you may begin seeing global warming when you open your fridge. According to David Lobell,deputy director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford University, “The general story is that agriculture is sensitive. It’s not the end of the world; but it will be a big enough deal to be worth our concern.” Lobell has already noticed the effect of climate change on some crops. For example, he says, yield data from corn and wheat production suggests that these two staples are already being negatively affected by the changing...
  • Exclusive Report from UCLA: Michael Mann stunned when asked about Nobel prize fakery

    10/25/2014 11:05:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    JunkScience.com ^ | 10/24/14 | JunkScience.com
    Here is an exclusive and detailed account of the UCLA Hammer Museum event featuring hokey stick inventor Michael Mann.This event was notable even before this report for: UCLA taking away Michael Mann’s false Nobel prize; andWeather Channel Founder John Coleman’s letter to UCLA denouncing warmism and demanding equal time for skeptics. Report on Octber 23, 2014 UCLA Hammer Museum Event “Tackling Climate Change Nationally and Globally” By Michael Greer (@thetalentscout) October 24, 2014Last night I went to the Hammer Museum to hear Michael Mann of Penn State and Brenda Ekwurzel of the Union of Concerned Scientists speak about global warming....