Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $45,611
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 51%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Weather (Bloggers & Personal)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • New Orleans Official Blamed Flooding On ‘Climate Change,’ But Broken Pumps Were To Blame

    08/12/2017 9:58:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies ^ | Aug. 10, 2017 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board director Cedric Grant blamed widespread flooding over the weekend on “climate change,” but it wasn’t long before news broke that broken water pumps were actually to blame. Throughout the week, media reports have shown that New Orleans’s antiquated water pumping system failed to keep flooding at bay, and the problem hasn’t been resolved. The mayor’s office warned Thursday morning a fire had taken out a turbine that powers most water pumping stations in the East Bank of New Orleans. With more heavy rain forecast for this week, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is asking residents to...
  • University To Offer Safe-Space For Students During Eclipse (Satirical)

    08/11/2017 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 68 replies
    NCFReep via AP ^ | 8/10/17 | Staff
    (Cullowhee, NC) Preparations for the the upcoming August 21st solar eclipse are in high gear at Western Carolina University. The school is located within the zone of totality in the mountainous part of the state. Afternoon classes will be cancelled and festivities on the Central Plaza will include Native American moon dancers, performance art and the Tasty Tofu Taco Truck, locally known as T4. But there are some students who will be refusing the eclipse and have demanded the University provide a safe space for them during the event. So far three groups have separately approached University officials with concerns...
  • Al Gore’s Inconvenient Hypocrisy Part 2: Electricity Boogaloo

    08/04/2017 9:39:24 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 6 replies
    RedState ^ | August 4, 2017 | Brad Slager
    For the arrival of his second attempt at environmental agitprop the former Vice President has increased the Eleven years after winning the Academy Award for his “documentary” (ahem) film Al Gore returns today triumphantly to… Erm, no. Gore revisits his monumentally respected — … nope, that’s not it either. Gore continues to authoritatively lead the climate change movement as the — Stop it. Let’s just say it like it is: Al Gore attempts to further cash in with his Chicken Little doomsday palaver with another film promising spurious “science”. His original film “An Inconvenient Truth” first became the touchstone piece...
  • Are Radical-Leftist Millennials Really ‘Snowflakes’?

    07/31/2017 8:31:55 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 19 replies ^ | 31 July 2017
    The suddenly chic term “snowflake” seems, at first glance, to be an apt insult for the leftist radicals that have become so numerous in American universities in recent years. But is it a fitting metaphor? The "beautiful and unique" part of the term works well. Such students have an inflated estimation of their uniqueness, individuality and importance. They are driven partly by the belief that they are special and uniquely enlightened, and that their feelings carry more weight than those of other people. The "perfect conditions only" aspect of the analogy is also apt. Like snowflakes that can abide only...
  • Study Finds Temperature Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All Of The Warming’ In Climate Data

    07/16/2017 4:23:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 5, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.” “Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published [global average surface temperature (GAST)] data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever – despite current claims of record setting warming,” according to a study published June 27 by two scientists and a veteran statistician. The peer-reviewed study tried to validate current surface temperature datasets managed by NASA, NOAA and the UK’s Met Office, all of which make adjustments to...
  • Global Warming Alarmist and Skeptic Scientists in Televised Debate?

    07/12/2017 8:52:07 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 3 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 7/12/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    Oh, don't you wish Al Gore would be selected to participate so the easily-duped could see just how over-his-head he is and how much he really never knew?
  • Monsoonal moisture flow begins over Coronado Nat. Forest

    07/11/2017 7:48:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies
    TUCSON — National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration meteorologists advise that a high pressure ridge is currently positioned over the four corners area of Arizona. This placement has provided conditions for moisture from Mexico to be swept into Arizona, bringing the much-needed moisture southeast Arizona normally receives at this time of year from the Mexican monsoon. While a very welcome event, this surge of moisture brings with it lightning that has historically ignited a number of fires across the Coronado National Forest’s landscapes. A number of such ignitions are expected to occur over the next several weeks as monsoonal moisture moves...
  • US States, Cities Seek to Enforce Climate Pact Trump Rejected [semi-satire]

    06/10/2017 5:01:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 June 2017 | John Semmens
    Four states–California, Connecticut, Washington and Oregon have joined together to form the United States Climate Alliance. The objective is to bypass Trump’s decision and implement the terms of the Paris Accord on climate. California was the first to take action by ratifying a separate climate pact with China. “We had to pick a side,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D) declared. “Looking at the options we determined that Trump is the greater threat. So we made our own deal with China.” The deal reportedly will increase the importation of “green technologies” manufactured in China. The irony is that Chinese factories are among...
  • President Trump Believes In Climate Change

    06/10/2017 6:30:53 AM PDT · by TBP · 27 replies
    Red State ^ | June 5, 2017 | Dan Spencer
    President Donald J. Trump believes in climate change and that humans have a role in it. That's what U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told CNN's Jake Tapper during an interview on CNN’s "State of the Union": "President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation. Trump knows that it’s changing and that the U.S. has to be responsible for it and that’s what we’re going to do. Just because the U.S. got out of a club [Obama’s Paris Agreement] doesn't mean we aren’t going to care about the environment."
  • EU Will Ignore White House And Work Directly With US States On Paris Agreement

    06/07/2017 3:16:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    IFL Science! ^ | June 3, 2017 | Robin Andrews
    The US is slowly withdrawing from the Paris agreement, but the rest of the world’s not having it. Last week, the European Union and China released a joint statement declaring their intentions to move on with the Agreement with or without America. They were clearly referring to just the Executive Branch, however, as now they’ve decided to work with US states and cities that are keen on cutting their carbon footprint by going over the President’s weirdly coiffed head. “Strong transatlantic ties are far more important and far more durable than the latest unfortunate decisions of the new administration,” EU...
  • Vatican : Trump’s point of view in Climate Change Agreement is as stupid as saying ‘Earth is Flat’

    06/05/2017 3:17:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Liberty Fighters UK ^ | June 3, 2017
    Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement has attracted scathing comments from world leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, and pretty much everyone who doesn’t want to do terrible damage to our planet. The decision has even drawn the wrath of the Vatican, which Trump visited just last week. Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, head of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, made his critical remarks known in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica. “Thinking that we need and must rely on coal and oil is like claiming that the Earth is not round. It’s an absurdity brought forward only to make...
  • Trump withdrawal from Paris climate deal and African Americans

    06/04/2017 2:46:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | June 4, 2017 | Mila K. Marshall
    It seems like as a minority millennial we have our plates so full of daily politics digesting it all is almost impossible. Despite the mountain of legislative missteps that have angered many African Americans our resolve is ancestral and ceaseless. The recent withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is beyond alarming. As a woman of color living in a post-industrial city, I know all too well the degradation that unchecked industry imparts on living systems; both nature and people. Brown bodies breathe and ingest industrial toxins and pollutants, our food grows adjacent landfills and manufacturing plants all the while living...
  • Pelosi: Quitting Paris Agreement "Dishonor To God"

    06/04/2017 9:13:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 2, 2017 | Tim Haines
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi shared her thoughts about the president's decision to quit the Paris climate agreement at a press conference on Capitol Hill Friday afternoon: PELOSI: When the Pope went to the White House he talked about the dangers of air pollution when he was here. And just last week the Pope met with President Trump and gave him a copy of his Encyclical "Laudato Si," which made the case for strong urgent action to halt the climate crisis. The Pope wrote, "The climate is a common good belonging to all and meant for all." The bible tells...
  • Goldman Sachs CEO bashes Trump again in bizarre, emoji-filled tweet

    06/02/2017 8:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 2, 2017 | Kevin Dugan
    Wall Street continued its lament of President Trump’s exit of the Paris climate agreement Friday — with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein taking to Twitter again. “Leadership helps” the US, Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein wrote in a bizarre, emoji-heavy tweet, fretting that America might lose its profile on the world stage. “Our language is dominant; $ global; [world] talent comes. Bad if lost. Consider w/ making policy on enviro, trade, defense, etc.”(continued)
  • Pullout from Paris Climate Accord Widely Denounced [semi-satire]

    06/02/2017 4:00:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 June 2017 | John Semmens
    This week, President Trump announced that the United States is pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord. The move was widely denounced. Former President Barack Obama, who unilaterally committed the US to the accord without seeking the consent of the US Senate, denounced Trump's action as "a betrayal of the future" and called for state and local governments to ignore Trump's stance and "independently implement the agreement." California Governor Jerry Brown (D) followed Obama's advice and announced that "California will sign a separate climate treaty with China. I cannot remain passive and allow an insane and deviate President Trump to...
  • Everyone OK?

    06/02/2017 2:01:35 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 125 replies
    ITEOTWAWKI ^ | 6/2/17 | Rebelbase
    It's been just over 24 hours since Trump pulled out of the Paris Accord. Is everyone OK? There's no flooding here and the crops haven't burned up out in the fields. Those on the Coast, have you been run out yet from the rising seas? Dogs and Cats living together yet?
  • UN chief warns Trump to stay in Paris climate deal

    05/30/2017 3:45:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 30, 2017 | Devin Henry
    The head of the United Nations on Tuesday warned the United States against leaving the Paris climate deal, saying other countries would fill a “void” if President Trump decides to step away from the landmark agreement. “If one country decides to leave a void, I can guarantee someone else will occupy it,” Secretary-General António Guterres said during an event at New York University on Tuesday. Guterres warned that international adversaries such as China and Russia could step into a global leadership role if Trump backs off the climate commitments made by former President Obama under the Paris agreement. Guterres noted...
  • Questioning Carbon Accounting For Lakes And Rivers

    05/24/2017 9:40:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/17 | Jack Dini
    Scientists apparently can't predict where forests are right now, but weather patterns one hundred years from now, no problem. Some things were never suitable for a 'free market' and CO2 is one of them People are willing to set up a two trillion dollar global market to read carbon, but their carbon models are so primitive that giant ‘oops’ moments are now happening on a regular basis reports Joanne Nova. A Yale-led study in 2015 estimated that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. Previously, the only...
  • More Abortions Needed to Fight Global Warming [semi-satire]

    05/19/2017 10:36:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Feminist icon Gloria Steinem made an impassioned plea for preserving and extending women's right to abortion, calling it "a powerful and necessary remedy in the fight against sexual injustice and global warming. Nothing is worse for the planet than more people. Interdicting the creation of more people is crucial if we are to avert a holocaust." As Steinem sees it, men force women into bearing children. "Considering the toll it takes on a woman's body, no woman in her right mind would willingly submit to childbirth," she contended. "Add to this the tremendous sacrifice of free time that must be...
  • Just some opinions on climate change etc...

    05/10/2017 11:23:56 PM PDT · by GraceG · 54 replies
    I shared these on another site, and by the time i did i typed out basically a mini-thesis so i want to share with all the freeples! [ Concerning CO2 levels and heating on Venus, Mars and Earth ] CO2 has it's limits as a green house gas and it is a very low pressure, compared to Venus which is a very large pressure of CO2. Of course on earth CO2 was at over 1900 PPM during the Jurassic period but somehow dinosaurs were not running around on fire for some reason, of course plants loved that environment, which is...