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  • Wood Stove Ban Made Universal

    10/02/2013 2:10:04 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 248 replies
    http://freepatriot.org ^ | September 30, 2013
    For many years, those of us in the Arctic have been fighting the wood stove ban. The use of PM2.5 particulates has been an issue pursued by local agencies as a way to swipe at those who choose to live beyond the borders of traditional civilization. That attack has now extended to the rest of the United States. In a stunning move, the Environmental Protection Agency decided to ban most of the operational wood stoves in the U.S. In those places where there is you, God, and nature, the wood stove has represented that one thing that can sustain. Going...
  • Over 93% of EPA Employees Considered 'Non-Essential'

    10/02/2013 6:43:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    reuters via Brietbart ^ | 10/1/13 | Tony Lee
    More than nine out of every ten employees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are considered "non-essential" and have been furloughed in the federal government's shutdown. Reuters obtained an EPA guidance in which the agency said it would "classify 1,069 employees, out of 16,205, as essential,"...
  • Lawmakers: Obama “Greenhouse Gas” Rules Will Raise Energy Bills

    09/30/2013 6:35:13 AM PDT · by cutty · 9 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | September 30, 2013 | Mark Stricherz
    A federal proposal to impose strict new rules on emissions from new coal-fired plants has drawn the ire of critics who are determined to stop regulatory effort from affecting coal-producing states such as Colorado. Last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule for new coal plants: large plants can emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour while smaller plants can emit the slightly higher figure of 1,100 pounds. ... war on coal... Shovel-ready jobs apparently don’t apply to those who work in coal,” Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) quipped, referring to President Obama’s description...
  • Michael Barone: The Great Global-Warming Disappointment; Report undercuts alarmists’ predictions.

    09/27/2013 7:47:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/27/2013 | Michael barone
    Events have failed to fulfill the prophecy. Preachers have suddenly been struck dumb by uncertainty. Believers are understandably nervous and some, under their breath, are abandoning the dogma. These sentences could have been written at the end of the day on October 22, 1844, about the Millerites, a religious sect started in upstate New York. Preachers had told their followers that Jesus would return to earth that day. He failed to show. But the subject here is not Millerism, but another kind of religious faith: the faith of the global-warming alarmists. And while it’s not likely to have the impact...
  • Global warming believers are feeling the heat

    09/26/2013 8:45:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/25/2013 | James Delingpole
    On Friday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivers its latest verdict on the state of man-made global warming. Though the details are a secret, one thing is clear: the version of events you will see and hear in much of the media, especially from partis pris organisations like the BBC, will be the opposite of what the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report actually says. Already we have had a taste of the nonsense to come: a pre-announcement to the effect that “climate scientists” are now “95 per cent certain” that humans are to blame for climate change; an evidence-free declaration...
  • More bad news for the green lobby: No, fracking does not release outrageous amounts of methane

    09/17/2013 8:51:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    One of the many arguments that the rabidly anti-fracking, eco-radical crowd have been using to try and discredit hydraulic fracturing as a welcome boon to both our environment and our economy is the claim that the process itself leaks an unacceptable amount of methane into the atmosphere. Methane, they insist, is an especially potent greenhouse gas, so that on net start-to-finish evaluation, natural gas really isn’t any cleaner than coal and those studies about natural gas contributing so hugely to the United States’ recently decreased carbon emissions can’t really be that accurate.Unfortunately for them, a brand new study concludes that...
  • Climate models wildly overestimated global warming, study finds

    09/12/2013 3:02:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Climate models wildly overestimated global warming, study finds By Maxim Lott Published September 12, 2013 | FoxNews.com Can you rely on the weather forecast? Maybe not, at least when it comes to global warming predictions over short time periods. That’s the upshot of a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change that compared 117 climate predictions made in the 1990's to the actual amount of warming. Out of 117 predictions, the study’s author told FoxNews.com, three were roughly accurate and 114 overestimated the amount of warming. On average, the predictions forecasted two times more global warming than actually occurred....
  • EPA to De Facto Ban All Construction of New Coal Power Plants

    09/12/2013 2:11:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Katie Pavlich
    <p>According to the Wall Street Journal, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose new rules next week banning the construction of new coal power plants in the United States that do not meet expensive new and ridiculous efficiency standards. The new standards will force power plants underground, literally.</p>
  • Study: Wind farms killed 67 eagles in 5 years

    09/12/2013 9:28:59 AM PDT · by FatherofFive · 38 replies
    AP ^ | September 11, 1013 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists.
  • UN STRUGGLES WITH DATA SUGGESTING NO GLOBAL WARMING

    08/21/2013 10:45:15 AM PDT · by Jayster · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/2013 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    The United Nations, ever eager to embrace global warming, has a new climate report to be released that claims scientists are more certain than ever that global warming is real, but now there is hard evidence that global surface temperatures have stabilized over the last 15 years according to the U.K.’s weather-watching Met Office.
  • Greens press EPA to revoke ‘outdated’ emissions exemption

    08/19/2013 12:09:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2013 | Zack Colman
    The Obama administration is poised to rescind a little-known emissions exemption for power plants as it seeks to address climate change. Green groups are pressuring the Environmental Protection Agency to finalize a rule that would force utilities to limit emissions when power plants are shutting down, starting up or malfunctioning. Those emissions had previously been exempted from regulations because they were not considered a part of “normal operations,” but the EPA says that policy is now “outdated.” The environmental group Sierra Club held rallies last week near two facilities that would be affected by the end of the exemption and...
  • A draft of the next IPCC climate report has arrived

    08/21/2013 8:13:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | August 20, 2013 | Robert Zimmerman
    AUGUST 20, 2013 AT 9:56 AM A draft of the next IPCC climate report has arrived, and it is more of the same: We are all gonna die! An international panel of scientists has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades, and warns that sea levels could conceivably rise by more than three feet by the end of the century if emissions continue at a runaway pace. The scientists, whose findings are reported in a draft summary of the next big United Nations climate report, largely dismiss a...
  • On climate change, Obama, EPA plan action without Congress

    08/15/2013 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 14, 2013 | By Valerie Richardson
    BOULDER, Colo. | EPA chief Gina McCarthy said Wednesday that the Obama administration is finished waiting for Congress to act on climate change and plans to bypass the legislative branch in developing a federal response. Ms. McCarthy, who was confirmed last month as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, cited President Obama’s June 25 speech at Georgetown University, in which he unveiled his Climate Action Plan and vowed to make combatting climate change a priority of his second term. Mr. Obama gave “what I really think is a most remarkable speech by a president of the United States,” said Ms. McCarthy in...
  • Obama EPA Chief Supports Sidestepping Congress on Climate Change

    08/15/2013 9:26:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | August 15, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    BOULDER—Congress may be unwilling to pass climate-change legislation, but EPA chief Gina McCarthy said Wednesday that’s not going to stop the Obama administration. In a speech at the University of Colorado Boulder, McCarthy said the administration intends to bypass Congress and use President Obama’s executive authority to advance its climate-change agenda. She cited the president’s June 25 address at Georgetown University, where he unveiled his Climate Action Plan, calling it “a most remarkable speech by a president of the United States.” “Essentially, he said that it is time to act,” McCarthy said. “And he said he wasn’t going to wait...
  • Global Warmers Get it Wrong on Arctic Ice, Haircuts

    08/15/2013 8:34:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2013 | John Ransom
    A reader last night posted an article via Reddit that dug back into the BBC archives from 2007. It was the journalistic equivalent of a high school yearbook photo of the Global Warming crowd sporting mullets in 1987, complete with high tops and black jeans. “Scientists in the US have presented one of the most dramatic forecasts yet for the disappearance of Arctic sea ice,” said the BBC article. “Their latest modelling studies indicate northern polar waters could be ice-free in summers within just 5-6 years. Professor Wieslaw Maslowski told an American Geophysical Union meeting that previous projections had underestimated...
  • Deja Cool: Zero People Attend Obama Climate Change Thing

    08/14/2013 11:32:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Originally the event was scheduled to be held at the Georgetown Waterfront. Just to show that they were serious, the group called the rally the “Climate Change Day of Action” on their event page. “Action” quickly turned to inaction as the gathering ended up as a non-meeting of clearly uncommitted leftists. In all fairness, there was some rain at the time of the event. You would think environmentalists would be willing to brave the elements of nature to nurture their cause. . . But I guess you’d be wrong. Between the one person that attended the Obamacare event, and the...
  • 'Right Kinds of Behavior' Needed for 'Clean Energy Future,' Says Interior Secretary

    08/14/2013 9:33:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies
    'Right Kinds of Behavior' Needed for 'Clean Energy Future,' Says Interior Secretary August 14, 2013 - 11:13 AM By Susan Jones (CNSNews.com) - The "new energy future" will require the federal government to encourage "the right kinds of behavior," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told a clean energy summit in Nevada on Tuesday. "When you are getting into a new energy future, you really benefit from having the support of states -- and the federal government encouraging the right kinds of behavior and encouraging those incentives (for solar panel installation), she said. Jewell mentioned the "right" kind of behavior twice in...
  • OFA Gets Zero Attendance for Climate Change Rally

    08/13/2013 3:41:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 13, 2013 | NA
    Not a single person showed up at the Georgetown waterfront Tuesday for a climate change agenda event put on by Organizing for Action, the shadowy nonprofit advocacy group born out of President Obama’s 2012 campaign, the NRCC wrote in its blog.The event page for the “Climate Change Day of Action Rally” disappeared after rainy weather appeared to drive away whatever people planned to attend. The embarrassing showing follows the news that only one volunteer stayed for an OFA Obamacare event in Centreville, Va., last week to work the phones: ZERO PEOPLE at the OFA rally at the Georgetown Waterfront this...
  • Interior Secretary: I don't want any climate-change deniers in my department

    08/12/2013 9:39:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-12-13 | Sean Higgens
    Buried in a lengthy Washington Post article about President Obama’s environmental policy is an illuminating anecdote about just how debatable the administration views climate change — namely, not at all: In an agency-wide address to employees Aug. 1, (Interior Secretary Sally) Jewell took the unusual step of suggesting that no one working for her should challenge the idea that human activity is driving recent warming. “I hope there are no climate-change deniers in the Department of Interior,” she said. The address does not appear to be posted on the department’s website, so the Washington Examiner can only go by the...
  • U.S. EPA Issues Renewable Fuel Rules (For 2013 16.55 billion gallons required)

    08/06/2013 11:33:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    Finance.Yahoo ^ | 6 Aug 13 | Paul Ausick
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a final rule for the amount of renewable fuels to be added to the nation’s transportation fuel supply in 2013. The most publicized issue related to renewable fuels has been the ethanol “blend wall,” the theoretical point at which ethanol use will be surpassed by the amount of ethanol required by law. As Americans drive less, demand for gasoline falls also reducing demand for ethanol. Because blenders are required either to use the mandated amount, regardless of demand, or pay for credits for the amount they don’t use, the EPA has been...
  • Lib Dems: Ban petrol and diesel cars from UK roads by 2040

    08/06/2013 1:26:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:58AM BST 06 Aug 2013 | Peter Dominiczak
    Nick Clegg’s party has unveiled proposals to only allow ultra-low carbon vehicles on UK roads by 2040. The controversial measures would mean millions of petrol and diesel cars being forbidden. Only electric vehicles and ultra-efficient hybrid cars would be allowed on UK roads under the Lib Dem plans. However, petrol and diesel vehicles would still be allowed for freight purposes. … The Lib Dems also want to introduce a system of road pricing in congested areas. … As part of the party’s plans to create a “zero-carbon” Britain, the Lib Dems could also embrace nuclear power and shale gas exploration....
  • Radical Environmentalists Have Blood of 19 Arizona Firefighters on Their Hands

    08/05/2013 6:31:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Nineteen firefighters died fighting a forest fire in Arizona earlier this summer. Curiously, almost no one is talking about why it happened, only that it was a tragedy. Arizona Deputy State Forestry Director Jerry Payne has been the only one to speak out about the cause, and he backtracked immediately afterwards, apologizing for what he said. He claimed that the superintendent of the Granite Mountain Hotshots violated wildlife safety protocols while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30th, 2013, 60 miles north of Phoenix. According to Payne, the superintendent’s violations allegedly included not knowing the location of the fire,...
  • Rise in violence 'linked to climate change'

    08/03/2013 8:19:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/2/2013 | Rebecca Morelle
    Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests. US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes and murders, as well as group conflicts and war. The team says with the current projected levels of climate change, the world is likely to become a more violent place.
  • Obama: Keystone XL Won't Create Jobs, Will Raise Gas Prices

    07/29/2013 4:00:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 80 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 28, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    In a New York Times interview published Saturday, President Obama came out foursquare against the Keystone XL pipeline, claiming that it would not create jobs. “Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator,” Obama said. “There is no evidence that that’s true.” He then blamed Canada for not “doing more” to prevent carbon emissions from oil sands. Obama continued, “I meant what I said; I'm going to evaluate this based on whether or not this is going to significantly contribute to carbon in our atmosphere. And there is no doubt that Canada at the source in those...
  • 12 states sue EPA over agency's alleged 'sue and settle' tactics

    07/16/2013 11:09:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2013/
    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and the attorneys general of 11 other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, demanding that the agency turn over documents the states allege will show the agency cooperates with environmental groups as part of a "sue and settle" legal strategy to develop regulations. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City, alleges that binding consent decrees between the EPA and environmental groups that have sued the agency over the years have led to new rules and regulations for states without allowing their attorneys general to defend their interests and those of its...
  • Obama spending $650 million on shorelines

    07/13/2013 6:13:10 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 19 replies
    WND ^ | July 13, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Prepping for 'climate change' floods everywhere but in U.S.The Obama administration wants to spend as much $650 million to improve urban- and local-government service delivery, which includes the development of strategies to adapt to climate change and respond to natural disasters. The endeavor will target cities and towns around the globe – with the exception of those in the United States. Many coastal cities around the world are ill-prepared to deal with rising sea levels and extreme weather events that the administration expects from “climate change.”
  • Obama’s Ever-Increasing, Job-Killing Bureaucracy

    07/11/2013 2:21:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Frank Donatelli
    While listening to President Obama’s speech this past week on yet more climate change regulations, I recalled Yogi Berra”s classic remark, “It’s déjŕ vu all over again.” Who else but this president could conclude that even more EPA regulations will do anything but harm economic growth? Rather than work with Congress to find bipartisan compromise on the critical issues, the president prefers to shove another big-government, Washington centric program down our throats. Worse, the policies he is putting in place through new, onerous regulations will cause more harm than good to the average American. There is an increasingly ideological stubbornness...
  • Study: Too Little Carbon Dioxide Will Destroy Earth

    07/07/2013 12:21:09 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 July 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    A recent study says life on Earth will suffer a carbon-dioxide-related extinction--not from too much of the gas, but from too little of it. Study: Too Little Carbon Dioxide Will Destroy Earth The New American 05 July 2013 Related Articles: EPA Declares Human Breath (CO2) a Pollutant EPA Declares Carbon Dioxide a Danger to Public Health Global Climate Warming Stopped 15 Years Ago, UK Met Office Admits
  • Rare bird last seen in Britain 22 years ago reappears - only to be killed by wind turbine

    06/28/2013 12:29:09 PM PDT · by Sopater · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 June 2013 | WILL ROBINSON
    There had been only eight recorded sightings of the white-throated needletail in the UK since 1846. So when one popped up again on British shores this week, twitchers were understandably excited. A group of 40 enthusiasts dashed to the Hebrides to catch a glimpse of the brown, black and blue bird, which breeds in Asia and winters in Australasia. But instead of being treated to a wildlife spectacle they were left with a horror show when it flew into a wind turbine and was killed.
  • Obama to jobless Americans: Pound sand, suckers, I’ve got a planet to save

    06/27/2013 2:22:15 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    cfp ^ | 6/27/13 | Dan Calabrese
    Just in case you’re one of the 12 million Americans still struggling to find a job in the New Normal, Barack Obama has a message that will clarify the situation: Screw you. Know what this nation really needs right now? An all-in battle against carbon, which is after all the cause of “our greatest global threat,” waged entirely by executive order. The Wall Street Journal explains the extent to which Obama is willing to eviscerate the economy in the pursuit of this objective. It’s not pretty: The higher costs will ripple through the energy chain, which is precisely Mr. Obama’s...
  • Global warming; another of Uncle Democrat's campfire ghost stories falls apart

    06/26/2013 8:53:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/26/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    We’re back at Camp Donkeyland peeking in as kindly old Uncle Democrat is once again scaring his Republican children with campfire ghost stories. This time Uncle Democrat tells his naďve little children Marco, Kelly, Bob, John and Lindsey that global warming is real and if they don’t support Uncle Democrat’s “fix” for it they will be labeled “Enemies of the State.” He asks, “You don’t want to be labeled an ‘Enemy of the State’ do you children?” Little Marco, the most reliable of the Republican children, proudly...
  • How Environmental Organizations Are Destroying The Environment

    06/26/2013 8:54:40 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 25JUN2013 | Willis Eschenbach
    The Washington Post reports: "During an April visit to the San Francisco home of billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer, who created a political action committee in March to target lawmakers supporting the Keystone pipeline, Obama noted that the issue of climate change “is near and dear” to Steyer and his wife, Kat Taylor. “But — and I mentioned this to Tom and Kat and a few folks right before I came out here — the politics of this are tough,” Obama added, according to a White House transcript. “Because if you haven’t seen a raise in a decade; if...
  • A Simple Statement That Shows How Ridiculously Wrong Global Warming Fanatics Are...

    06/25/2013 3:55:54 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-25-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Obama has declared war on coal in a new push to combat the one thing people believe in even less than his leadership...global warming.I made this design a couple of years back, looks like I/we need to dust it off and shove it in a liberal Democrat's face as they prepare to genuflect before the fake church of science once again...
  • Obama: No Keystone XL if it Warms the Planet

    06/25/2013 2:09:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    The Keystone XL pipeline will not be built unless it can be shown that it will not lead to a net increase in carbon emissions, President Barack Obama declared in a major Tuesday speech on climate change at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. While appearing to appease environmentalists, the announcement could mean that the project will move forward. "Allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built requires a finding that doing so would be in our national interest," he said. "And our national interest will be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. The net...
  • Democrat Running for VA Gov Terry McAuliffe "As Governor, I never want another Coal Plant Built!"

    06/25/2013 2:02:52 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies
    http://www.rpvnetwork.org/ ^ | 6-25-2013 | F.R. Newbrough
    Democrat Running for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe "As Governor, I never want another Coal Plant Built!" - RPVNetwork
  • Obama declares a War on Coal

    06/25/2013 10:56:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 99 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/24/2013 | Phil Kerpen
    So much for the denials. An administration that throughout its 2012 election campaign denied it was waging a War on Coal has now come out and publicly declared its intention to shut down coal-fired power plants – putting hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work and sending electricity prices skyrocketing. This is not what the American people voted for. Responding to a White House petition to end the War on Coal, the administration said: “The President has made clear that he understands that coal has played a critical role in our country’s energy portfolio for decades and will continue...
  • Obama orders new rules on coal-fired plants, sets condition for Keystone pipeline

    06/25/2013 11:56:46 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 58 replies
    Fox ^ | June 25, 2013
    President Obama pressed ahead Tuesday with his climate change agenda, calling for new regulations on coal-fired power plants and setting a strict condition for the approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline. "We need to act," Obama said, in an address at Georgetown University. Even before he spoke, the president's proposal drew condemnation from the coal industry and lawmakers whose states rely on that industry for jobs. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican from West Virginia, said the proposal "could deliver an unrecoverable blow to coal-rich states" like hers. But Obama claimed climate change is having "profound impacts" on the planet...
  • WH Climate Adviser: 'A War on Coal Is Exactly What’s Needed'

    06/25/2013 8:06:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 25, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Daniel P. Schrag, a White House climate adviser and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, tells the New York Times "a war on coal is exactly what's needed." Later today, President Obama will give a major "climate change" address at Georgetown University.  “Everybody is waiting for action,” Schrag tells the paper. “The one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants. Politically, the White House is hesitant to say they’re having a war on coal. On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly what’s needed.”Obama's speech today...
  • Obama Set To Announce Historic Climate Change Plan, With New Regulation Of Power Plants

    06/25/2013 5:58:50 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 73 replies
    BI ^ | 6/25/2013 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property. Obama, in a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, was to announce he's issuing a presidential memorandum to launch the first-ever federal regulations on carbon dioxide emitted by existing power plants, moving to curb the gases blamed for global warming despite adamant opposition from Republicans and some energy producers.
  • Obama to announce Tuesday he will regulate existing power plants as part of climate strategy

    06/22/2013 3:29:22 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 191 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22 | Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama will announce Tuesday in a speech at Georgetown University that he plans to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants...
  • Meteorologist Joe Bastardi: Blaming Turbulent Weather On Global Warming Is Extreme Nonsense

    05/26/2013 9:37:40 AM PDT · by Bratch · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 26, 2013 | Larry Bell
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) wasted no crisis knowing what and whom to blame following the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma. Republicans caused it to happen through anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming. “When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas.” So what about all that hot air? Is it possibly coming from none other than the senator himself? Well-respected meteorologist Joe Bastardi believes...
  • The Greening Of Gore's Bank Account (the $200,000,000 wealth-redistributionist)

    05/21/2013 1:58:42 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/21/2013 | Larry Bell
    With his estimated wealth exceeding $200 million, Albert Arnold Gore has come a long way from the time he began a career in government politics. But it hasn’t all been a green path. He can thank some earlier events for paving over muddy ground, a time when his father, Al Gore Sr. met Occidental Petroleum’s CEO Armand Hammer at a cattle auction in the 1940s. When zinc was discovered on some of Gore’s land,
  • Green Fail: Solar Panels Catch on Fire on High School Roof – Black Plume Seen for Miles (St Louis)

    05/19/2013 4:44:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 19, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    When Webster Groves High School purchased solar panels to put on the roof of the school, no one told them they could catch on fire! The fire department was called on Saturday to put out the flames ... Plumes of black smoke could be seen coming from the roof at Webster Groves High School Saturday. Firefighters say solar panels caught fire around 2:00pm. Nearby residents noticed the smoke and called the fire department. The panels are above the new science wing.
  • WWU scientist debunks myths about CO2, climate change

    04/18/2013 10:57:16 AM PDT · by Twotone · 23 replies
    Olympia Report ^ | March 27, 2013 | Jeff Rhodes
    Barely a day after the Washington State Senate voted to fund a study that would explore ways to enforce tougher greenhouse gas emission standards, a respected academic spent nearly two hours presenting scientific evidence suggesting the assumptions on which that legislation was based were wrong. Dr. Don Easterbrook, a professor emeritus of geology at Western Washington University, on Tuesday told the Senate’s Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee he was relying on an old maxim in science: “In God we trust; everyone else bring data.” “Well, I’m bringing data,” he said. “You’ll hear very few opinions from me. When I’m finished,...
  • Obama's EPA And IRS Violate Our Constitutional Rights

    04/15/2013 8:03:00 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 15, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Big Brother: The government we entrust our medical records to under ObamaCare has its EPA sharing confidential data on farmers with green groups and the IRS reading your email. Smile and wave at the EPA drone. The Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged that it released personal information on potentially thousands of farmers and ranchers to environmental groups, violating their privacy rights and acting in collusion with private groups with private political agendas. In Nixonian fashion, the EPA has provided these environmental groups with the dossiers of farmers it has gathered to help them create an enemies list of potential polluters....
  • Boxer–Sanders Carbon Tax Would Empower EPA to Crush Booming Energy Economy

    04/14/2013 11:26:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Rightsidenews ^ | Saturday, April 13, 2013 16:50 | Derrick Morgan
    In his 2013 State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama called on Congress to pursue a solution to climate change, or else he would do it on his own. The same week, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D–CA) and committee member Bernie Sanders (I–VT) introduced the first major bill that would institute a carbon tax, the Climate Protection Act of 2013 (Boxer–Sanders). One glaring problem with the bill is that it would not preempt regulation of greenhouse gases by federal agencies. Even worse, the bill effectively turns the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator into a...
  • Liberals Still on Fire Over Our 13-Year-Old Caller Who Debunked the Global Warming Hoax

    04/09/2013 8:40:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-8-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Last week on this program a young man of 13 years old called. A young boy called from Wilmington, Indiana. He was a very, very bright, articulate guy who called here to tell me that he finally had proven to himself that global warming was a hoax. He'd gone to his local library. He'd researched it and he had found it, and he told me why he thought the left and liberals don't recognize it as a hoax is because they don't want to. So I offered the young man an iPad. I said, "Somebody like you...
  • Sustainability Behind The Curve

    04/03/2013 1:01:48 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 25, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Associate Director of College Communications, Unity College claims in a press release this month: “Every college or university that claims to be holding a ‘green’ commencement needs to have divested from investments in fossil fuels, or admit that they cannot truly make that claim.” “As the first college in the United States to adopt sustainability science as its central focus, Unity College ascended to the leading-edge of higher education, training the next generation of environmental leaders to pursue trans-disciplinary solutions to the earth’s most pressing problems including global climate change.” “With a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees in...
  • Greens get billionaire ally, money (Tom Steyer)

    04/03/2013 8:18:27 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-3-2013 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A California billionaire is pledging to spend as much of his fortune as necessary to make climate change “the defining issue of our generation.” Tom Steyer, who made his riches as a hedge fund manager, told The Hill on Tuesday that he wants to make climate change a campaign issue for years to come and Democratic support for environmental protections as widespread as support for gay marriage and immigration reform. “The goal here is not to win. The goal here is to destroy these people. We want a smashing victory,” Steyer said of candidates he judges to be on the...
  • The Economist Now Admits 'Mismatch' Between Greenhouse Gases and 'Not-Rising Temperatures'

    04/01/2013 8:50:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/31/2013 | Greg Richter
    The Economist has been fairly consistent in its stand that carbon dioxide emissions from man-made sources are the chief cause of global warming. But in an editorial this week, it sounds less certain. Global warming predictions haven’t panned out as predicted in the past decade, but the why is a bit fuzzy, the magazine admits. Greenhouse gas emissions have soared during the past 15 years, the magazine notes, with 100 billion tons of carbon having been added to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. Still, both air and ground temperatures during that time have remained virtually unchanged. In fact, the...