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  • Journalists’ Tendencies to “Boil-over”

    02/25/2017 11:40:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/17 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    Carbon (dioxide) is the life blood of all beings on earth -- no ifs, buts, or maybes! Politics aside, there is a variety of “science news” that makes you wonder. A case in point is the news about a recent publication by scientists at the University of Royal Holloway London (URH) with headlines like: “Massive pool of boiling carbon that could cause CLIMATE CHAOS discovered,” or “Huge sea of BOILING CARBON—the size of MEXICO—is sitting beneath USA.” A little visual display of one of those posts may help you along in understanding the grave danger from that sea of “boiling...
  • Super-soaker: Atmospheric River taking aim on beleaguered #OrovilleDam

    02/15/2017 6:25:32 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 13 replies
    Watts up With That ^ | Feb 15 2017 | Anthony Watts
    We’ve already had two big events like this so far this year, now forecasts show a clear pattern of a heavily moisture laden “atmospheric river” taking aim directly onto the Oroville Dam watershed over the next week. Accumulated precipitation forecasts show that the Lake Orovile watershed will score a direct hit with the maximum amount of precipitation over the next 10 days (see graphic near bottom of this article). Meteorologist Paul Dorian of Vencore Weather writes: There have been many occasions in the past in which floods have followed droughts in California and this recent time period is yet another...
  • Al Gore will host canceled climate change summit

    01/27/2017 11:54:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Jan. 26, 2017 | BROOKE SEIPEL
    Climate activist and former vice president Al Gore is teaming up with the American Public Health Association and other organizations to hold a summit on climate change and health that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention canceled earlier this week. The CDC quietly called off the summit after President Trump's inauguration, telling reporters it was "exploring options to reschedule the meeting." The scientific community has accused CDC officials of canceling the event out of fear of the Trump administration. The CDC falls under the Department of Health and Human Services, and Trump has nominated Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.),...
  • Urgent Need for Volunteers After Mississippi and Georgia Tornadoes

    01/25/2017 1:20:24 PM PST · by amorphous · 4 replies
    Samaritan's Purse ^ | 25 Jan 2017 | Franklin Graham
    Volunteers are needed to patch damaged roofs and remove trees and other debris from properties around Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Albany, Georgia. "These killer tornadoes have ripped up homes and left many families with nothing," Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham said. "I hope as many people as possible can help us come alongside these homeowners and show them the love of Christ."
  • Freshperson senator Kamala Harris grills CIA nominee over … wait for it … climate change

    01/15/2017 1:07:50 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/15/17 | Matthew Vadum
    It’s time to build the wall — around California At a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s CIA director nominee, newly minted Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) focused on what’s really important in the world of intelligence gathering: global warming. “In the past you have questioned the scientific consensus on climate change,” Harris asked CIA nominee Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas).
  • Gov. Jerry Brown’s Holy War Against Climate Change

    01/12/2017 5:24:32 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/17 | Katy Grimes
    Brown's reign of madness over California. Halting Brown foolish hysteria is only the first step in saving California. Climate change is California Gov. Jerry Brown’s “crusade,” his jihad, his holy war. Yet Gov. Brown’s climate change and drought policy is flooded with a manic madness - never has his manic obsession with climate change been more evident. California’s drought conditions are actually historically normal; water shortages are created by incompetent and scheming government In March on Meet the Press, after declaring Ted Cruz unfit to run for president because of his views on climate change, Brown said, “We are running...
  • Europe’s Most Dangerous Supervolcano Is Waking Up; 500,000 Lives At Risk

    01/10/2017 5:16:20 AM PST · by gaggs · 34 replies
    When Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Italian city of Pompeii in ash, killing 2,000 people, it was regarded as one of the most catastrophic natural disasters and is still studied heavily today. By comparison, a nearby supervolcano called Campi Flegrei, which means “burning fields,” would put the lives of 500,000 Italians at risk and cause damage that would extend to the surrounding nations.
  • Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory

    12/23/2016 7:21:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 50 replies
    Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory  
  • Dept. of Energy Reportedly Refuses to Give Trump Names of Employees Working on Climate Change

    12/13/2016 9:03:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 13, 2016 | Justin Baragona
    It was reported last week that President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team had sent the Department of Energy a list of 74 questions. In that list, the DOE was asked to provide names of employees who had worked on President Barack Obama’s climate change policy. This action brought up concerns that the incoming POTUS and his administration may be looking to not only dismantle many of the actions Obama has set forth to study and combat climate change, but to also push out federal employees and contractors who had worked on those programs. Scientists have signed petitions to call on Trump...
  • Inconvenient Truths About the Man-made Global Warming Scam

    12/08/2016 5:38:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Let's get over ourselves and admit there is only One who can hold the world in His hand Experts said Arctic sea ice would melt entirely by September 2016 - they were wrong. Texas has been cooling since 1995, but that doesn’t suit NOAA’s global warming agenda. So they keep cooling the past further and further to create the appearance of a warming trend.
  • Antarctica Continues to Baffle Alarmists

    12/06/2016 10:16:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/16 | Jack Dini
    Sea ice in the Antarctic is much less sensitive to the effects of climate change that that of the Arctic A hundred years of cars, planes, wars, and five billion more polluting people, and there’s nothing to show for it. Old log books kept by Scott and Shackleton show that Antarctic sea ice hasn’t changed much since 1912 reports Joanne Nova. Experts have been concerned that ice at the South Pole had declined significantly since the 1950s, which they feared was driven by man-made climate change. But new analysis suggests that conditions are now virtually identical to when the Terra...
  • 54 Times Donald Trump Said Global Warming Is A Hoax

    12/05/2016 3:04:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 42 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | September 14, 2016 | Daniel Hayes
    Despite thermometers worldwide saying 2015 was the hottest year on record and 2016 promises to have been even hotter, Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that it’s actually getting colder. 1. This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bu*****t has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2014 2. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Obama’s speech on climate change was scary. It will lower our standard of living and raise costs of fuel & food for everyone. 1:31 PM - 26 Jun 2013 5. Donald J. Trump...
  • Gore Offers To Work With Trump On Climate

    11/13/2016 10:50:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 90 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2016 | Willis Eschenbach
    Man, there is just no end to Gore’s hubris. From his website, which I’ll pass on linking to for obvious reasons …"Last night President-elect Trump said he wanted to be a president for all Americans. In that spirit, I hope that he will work with the overwhelming majority of us who believe that the climate crisis is the greatest threat we face as a nation. I wish him well in these efforts and intend to do everything I can to work with him and his administration to ensure that our nation remains a leader in the global effort to...
  • Top American Fears- Corrupt Government and Terrorist Attacks, Not Climate Change

    10/17/2016 2:26:50 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/16 | Jack Dini
    Compared to other issues such as communicable diseases, malnutrition and hunger, sanitation and water, and the rest, climate change ranked last on the list Chapman University recently completed its third annual Survey of American Fears (2016). The survey asked respondents about 65 fears across a broad range of categories, including fears about the government, crime, the environment, the future, technology, health, natural disasters, as well as fears of public speaking, spiders, heights, ghosts, and many other personal anxieties.
  • 4,001 Days: The Major Hurricane Drought Continues

    10/07/2016 11:09:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    drroyspencer.com ^ | Oct. 7, 2016 | Roy Spencer Ph. D.
    Today marks 4,001 days since the last major hurricane (Wilma in 2005) made landfall in the United States. A major hurricane (Category 3 to 5) has maximum sustained winds of at least 111 mph, and “landfall” means the center of the hurricane eye crosses the coastline. This morning it looks like Matthew will probably not make landfall along the northeast coast of Florida. Even if it does, its intensity is forecast to fall below Cat 3 strength this evening. The National Hurricane Center reported at 7 a.m. EDT that Cape Canaveral in the western eyewall of Matthew experienced a wind...
  • Hillary blaming Donald Trump for the weather: ‘Thar She Blows’

    10/07/2016 10:12:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/07/16 | Judi McLeod
    Making Mother Nature her latest campaign prop, Clinton uses God’s Creation to claim that Trump is “totally unfit and unqualified to be OUR President, and with blowing winds is giving Hurricane Matthew a run for its money The Progressive Blame Game has finally come all the way full circle: foul weather is big, bad Donald J. Trump’s fault. ‘Stormy weather’ is the song recorded by the iconic Lena Horne. Without the interruption of coughing, Hillary Clinton is now screeching it. One day after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent global warming Cassandra Al Gore out on the campaign trail, we...
  • HURRICANE MATTHEW – TRUMP’S RESPONSE IS INCREDIBLE! ( TWO MILLION PEOPLE EVACUATE DUE TO HURRICANE)

    10/06/2016 4:23:05 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 80 replies
    Amid warnings from the National Weather Service that Hurricane Matthew could render Florida “uninhabitable for weeks,” thousands of coastal residents boarded up, packed up and hit the road for what could be a historic Category 4 or 5 blow to the state. Thursday afternoon President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Florida, just hours after Florida Gov. Rick Scott said warrned that “this will kill you.”. Amid warnings from the National Weather Service that Hurricane Matthew could render Florida “uninhabitable for weeks,” thousands of coastal residents boarded up, packed up and hit the road for what could be...
  • Monsoon records above average rainfall

    10/06/2016 2:05:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    Rainfall totals for the recently-ended monsoon showed above average amounts, with significant variations in the higher elevations, Emily French, National Weather Service meteorologist, said Monday. “Everything east of Sells, Ariz., had above average rainfall amounts for the season,” French said. “West of there, it was considerably drier.” Local rainfall amounts varied dramatically during the monsoon, which began June 15 and ended Sept. 30. French said the Sierra Vista Fire Department reported a season total of 11.34 inches, which is 2.9 inches above the 30-year average of 8.44 inches.
  • Mainstream Media Hurricane Matthew’s PR Company

    10/06/2016 7:23:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    If you are maybe a Millennial, or a complacent and uniformed liberal, or even a deplorable other, you had better learn to be ready for ANY natural, or manmade catastrophe. It’s only common sense Today we are being deluged with dramatic and dramatized stories about Hurricane Matthew getting ready to wallop Florida. There are photos of empty supermarket shelves—no bread, no water, no eggs. There are photos of traffic backed up for miles as people “flee,” choosing not to “hunker down,” this time. There are stories and photos of the National Guard prepping to “roll,” although I don’t know what...
  • Pipeline Outage Could Lead To Another Gasoline Price Spike

    10/05/2016 4:10:33 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-05-2016 | Southeast seasoning
    Gasoline prices in the U.S. Southeast spiked in September after a major gasoline pipeline suffered a leak and was forced to temporarily shut down. The Southeast may see gasoline prices rise again because the problems with the pipeline are not over. The Colonial Pipeline is a 2.5 million barrel per day system that carries refined products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and heating oil. It consists of a massive 5,500 miles of pipeline, traveling from the Gulf Coast up to the mid-Atlantic. Fuels refined along the Gulf Coast can reach as far as New York Harbor.
  • Water Wise: Don’t let that soil get away!

    09/25/2016 11:30:26 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Mark Apel, Area Agent
    Now that our monsoon is winding down, perhaps you are noticing areas on your property where heavy rainfalls have begun to wash away one of your most precious resources – your soil. Depending on the topography of your property, you may notice areas of bare ground, new small channels that are forming or older channels that are deepening with every rain event. Soil erosion is a natural and human-caused phenomenon worldwide and can even be seen from space through satellite imagery. For example, a quick peak on Google Maps of the delta south of New Orleans shows a very muddy,...
  • 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...
  • Obama Uses UN to Bypass Senate’s Treaty Consent Authority

    09/06/2016 6:11:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/06/16 | Joseph Klein
    Paris Agreement on climate change, Obama did not even go through the motions. He bypassed Congress altogether President Obama has just committed his most flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution to date. He purported to commit the United States to a legally binding treaty without first obtaining consent by two thirds of the Senators present, as required under Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution. Obama is using the United Nations to end run the Senate with regard to the Paris Agreement on climate change negotiated last December. Last week, Obama submitted an instrument to United Nations Secretary General Ban...
  • Obama: Climate Change ... Threaten the Statue of Liberty (truncated)

    08/20/2016 1:47:26 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 43 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8-20-2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Full Title - Obama: Climate Change ‘Could Mean No More Glaciers In Glacier National Park,’ Threaten the Statue of Liberty During Saturday’s Weekly Address, President Obama stated, “the threat of climate change means that protecting our public lands and waters is more important than ever. Rising temperatures could mean no more glaciers in Glacier National Park. No more Joshua Trees in Joshua Tree National Park. Rising seas could destroy vital ecosystems in the Everglades, even threaten Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.”
  • Many People Think What Few Dare To Say

    08/20/2016 8:13:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    With the world swamped by cheap natural gas, crude oil, and coal (with the mines in western countries are being relegated to heritage status), who, really needs expensive and intermittent electricity from the wind and sun? From climate doomsters to media politicos, the world is being bombarded with mis-constructs, unfounded claims and outright lies. Some listeners and readers may fall for such deceits but many others are thinking to themselves and quietly walking away. Time and again, I have experienced that phenomenon after giving a talk to (mostly) retired professionals from a variety of disciplines. They approach me in private...
  • Commentary: Where are all the ‘Black Lives Matter’ activists now? (Louisiana flooding)

    08/18/2016 10:30:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WGNO-TV ^ | August 18, 2016
    A couple of days ago, a Baton Rouge rapper by the name of “Jiggy Down Tommysocks” (real name- no joke) posted a video on Facebook asking the question, ‘Where are the ‘Black Lives Matter’ or the ‘Black Panther’ boats to help folks in trouble in Louisiana? His point was that we had an influx of people in Baton Rouge to protest, but now that family here need help, these activists have been absent. And while I rarely get my own political or social viewpoints from hip hop artists, I think Mr. Tommysocks is on to something. In fact, I feel...
  • Louisiana Flood of 2016 and the Yangtze River Flood of 1931 Not Caused by Climate Change

    08/18/2016 6:12:29 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/16 | Dr. ileana Johnson Paugh
    The facts that natural disasters occur for reasons other than global warming, such as oceanic currents and underwater volcanic eruptions, are inconvenient details for the environmental/green growth agenda The severe flooding in Louisiana, the result of torrential rain, the location of Baton Rouge below the sea level, and those proverbial levies that did not hold after the disaster of Katrina, destroyed 40,000 homes and 30,000 people and 1,000 pets had to be rescued. The New York Times published a story immediately, “Flooding in the South Looks a Lot Like Climate Change,” blaming the flood on the global warming hoax created...
  • Thread for info on LA Flood Rescue/Relief Orgs

    08/18/2016 1:09:22 PM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 5 replies
    8/17/16 | Vanity
    Hey all, I hope you don't mind if I start this, and I do hope we get some useful information out of it. It would be great if Freepers can share some GOOD relief orgs that are doing great work NOW, for people and animals. We are donating the bulk of our tithing fund to these Flood Relief efforts. Right now the misery and worry our fellow Americans are sitting in is heartbreaking. I've found the NOLA Junior League is doing a stellar job of handing out diapers, necessities and gift cards in $20 increments. I know Samaritan's Purse will...
  • Swedish Prof: Hot Weather, Not Rapey Migrants Driving Sweden’s Place As The Rape Capital (tr)

    08/12/2016 10:29:23 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 38 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8-11-2016 | Tobias Andersson
    Although more well-known for ABBA, Ikea and Avicii, today Sweden’s international image is being tarnished by a much darker reputation: as the rape capital of the Western world. (snip) Immigrants raised in societies without respect for women, who see women as possessions whose main purpose in life is to please their husband, have no place in our liberal society. ..... At a festival in Skellefteå in July, sexual assaults were committed at an event where sponsored buses had been provided for asylum seekers. The Swedish establishment couldn’t fathom how the now infamous “Don’t touch” bracelets they had handed out hadn’t...
  • John Kerry Reaches New Height of Idiocy [semi-satire]

    07/31/2016 10:56:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 July 2016 | John Semmens
    Secretary of State John Kerry reached a new height of idiocy this past week by suggesting air conditioners were just as dangerous as ISIS. The remarks came in Vienna where Kerry was representing the US in negotiations aimed at reducing emissions that contribute to global warming. “Granted, the terror attacks carried out by these misguided individuals are splashy,” Kerry observed. “Dozens die and even more are maimed and injured, but the fact is that these effects are small-scale and of limited duration and consequence. We easily overlook some of the offsetting benefits. The people killed cease to be carbon emitters....
  • ECO-WARRIORS on suicide watch after Germany does the unthinkable regarding wind energy

    07/07/2016 12:58:38 PM PDT · by Jookos · 13 replies
    Jookos News ^ | 7/7/2016 | Jookos News
    Liberals love to tout how great alternative energy is compared to fossil fuels. What the same environmentalists refuse to acknowledge is the costs that will be paid by the energy companies customers. While people such as Obama and Clinton continue to push for alternative energy by acting as if it’s a surefire way to lower energy costs, Germany has proven that a lie. The German government has officially declared it will cease building any new offshore wind turbines in an effort to lower energy costs for the European Union’s richest nation.
  • Butterflies on the brains of the Three Amigos should give us butterflies in the stomach

    06/30/2016 8:35:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/30/16 | Judi McLeod
    In North America: You can’t catch Islamic terrorists by refusing to name them, but with the right media propaganda, you can whip up sympathy for the Monarch butterfly The always charming but ever wily Kofi Annan got away with it first: had folks close their eyes and imagine butterflies rather than the rampages of Islamic terrorism which cannot be a clear and present danger to earthlings if it doesn’t exist in the first place. ‘Scientists tell us that the world of nature is so small and interdependent that a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon rainforest can generate a...
  • Greenpeace co-founder pens treatise on the positive effects of CO2 – says there is no crisis

    06/20/2016 6:59:33 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    Watts up With That ^ | 6/20/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Dr. Patrick Moore sent me this last week, and after reading it, I agree with him in his initial note to me that This is probably the most important paper I will ever write. Moore looks at the historical record of CO2 in our atmosphere and concludes that we came dangerously close to losing plant life on Earth about 18,000 years ago, when CO2 levels approached 150 ppm, below which plant life can’t sustain photosynthesis. He notes: A 140 million year decline in CO2 to levels that came close to threatening the survival of life on Earth can hardly be...
  • GlobalWarming Skeptic Receives Subpoena From Mass. AG & Sends Back Unsparing Three-Word Response

    06/16/2016 12:27:27 PM PDT · by GraceG · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dave Urbanski
    So you’re a global warming skeptic, author, philosopher and think tank creator who champions the use of fossil fuels. Then you get subpoenaed by the Massachusetts attorney general over your think-tank’s supposed ties to ExxonMobil — the claim being that the oil giant allegedly attempted to cover up global warming science. And how did Alex Epstein, author of “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels,” respond to Maura Healey’s subpoena on Wednesday? " F---- Off, Fascist"
  • On climate change, no need to teach both sides (OPINION)

    06/07/2016 8:46:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 6, 2016 | David Appell
    On the Portland School Board's decision to ax certain textbooks for their position on climate change, The Oregonian/OregonLive editorial board recently wrote, "The board's climate-change resolution is not intended to teach students to think critically, which is what schools should do. It's designed, instead, to produce acolytes." The first responsibility of any school is to teach what is known. Man's influence on climate is by now well-established, as the board notes. Climate contrarians, despite all their bluster, have never put forth an alternate scientific explanation for modern warming that explains what we see. If I were a Portland public school...
  • Environmentalist college students in CA marry the ocean. ...And then they consummate their nuptials.

    05/29/2016 8:06:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/16 | Robert Laurie
    Point and laugh at the crazy people. The age-old stereotype of the tree-hugging hippie has been taken to new heights by students at Santa Monica College. “Hugging” may be fine for beginners, but there’s a new breed of environmentalist nutjob that demands hotter, heavier, action from their Earth-partner. They want to get married, and they want their wedding night to burst with all the raw power and eroticism of a Gustav Klimt drawing. Yes, you read that right. These students married the Earth ...and then had their way with it.
  • Trump: Cancel Paris, Cut Funds for UN Climate, Save the coal industry

    05/28/2016 2:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 28, 2016
    Trump vows to cancel the Paris climate deal, stop funding UN global warming programs and save the coal industry. Gotta love these plans. No wonder the big-government fans are apoplectic over Donald Trump as he paints targets on their most sacred cows. In Australia Bill Shorten, potential Prime Minister, called Trump: “Barking Mad.” Shorten, showing his diplomatic talent, was burning goodwill with a potential US president and 45% of voters in the largest economy in the world and our most important strategic ally. Below, the Trump plans this week: to use cheap energy; to stop trying to change the weather,...
  • Senators to Loretta Lynch: No, You Cannot Punish Climate Change "Deniers"

    05/26/2016 11:18:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Katy Pavlich
    Two months ago Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted during congressional testimony that Justice Department attorneys were looking into punishment for the fossil fuel industry and certain individuals, including academics and researchers. Their crime? Rejection or denial of climate change and therefore being opposed to President Obama's agenda on the issue. Today, five Republican Senators have sent a letter to Lynch reminding her that in America, we don't have thought police and the Justice Department doesn't have the power or authority to punish an entire industry because the people in it they think differently than the progressives in charge of the...
  • Climate science explained

    05/16/2016 3:16:05 PM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 21 replies
    exclusive to Free Republic | May 16, 2016 | Peter O'Donnell
    ** not to be republished without donation to FR and appropriate credit to author ** The author is in fact a climate scientist of a sort, although not of the modern variety or persuasion. I graduated in 1971 with a degree in geography specializing in climatology. That's what it took back then to enter the field of climate science. As it happens, I have taken a strong interest in meteorology and forecasting and have become a recognized forecaster over the many years since that education, but almost everything I learned about forecasting was among actual meteorologists at private weather companies....
  • AG targets 90 conservative groups in controversial climate change probe (Virgin Islands)

    05/04/2016 3:02:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | May 4, 2016 | Lachlan Markay, the Washington Free Beacon
    The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.” The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups...
  • Remembering the Victims of the 2011 Tornado Outbreak

    04/27/2016 8:39:08 PM PDT · by CrimsonTidegirl · 26 replies
    April 27, 2016 | CrimsonTidegirl
    It's hard to believe that today is the 5 year anniversary of the Super Tornado Outbreak that devastated the South, particularly Alabama. Remembering the 238 people killed in Alabama and the victims in other states.
  • WATCH: 30 Mins of Pure, Unadulterated Mark Steyn Defending Free Speech/Dominating Climate Crybullies

    04/26/2016 7:16:58 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 4/25/16 | The New Criterion
    For the New Criterion, Ben Weingarten, commentator and Founder & CEO of ChangeUp Media sits down with Mark Steyn, international bestselling author, political pundit, cultural critic and hardened climate change dissenter Mark Steyn for an in-depth interview. During their discussion, Weingarten and Steyn discuss the chilling of free speech by the climate alarmists and their enablers in the political and legal system, the stakes of the defamation suit filed against Steyn by climate scientist Dr. Michael E. Mann over a critical blog post, why it is the scientific community that resembles a racket rather than demonized “Big Oil,” the misogyny...
  • The Science ISN'T Settled: A Response to the Climate Change Crybullies (Feat. Mark Steyn)

    04/26/2016 6:38:08 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 4/25/16 | The New Criterion
    In the face of a monolithically climate alarmist academia, media and government, several courageous individuals are working to unsettle the purportedly “settled science” of climate change, arguing that carbon dioxide atmospheric enrichment provides manifold benefits for mankind, that flawed economic models are being used to justify anti-capitalist and destructive public policies, that mild warming of the planet ought to be celebrated and fighting back courageously against those who wish to chill free speech by using the law to litigate science. This is their story. Featured speakers include Mark Steyn, international bestselling author and commentator, Dr. Craig Idso, Founder Former President...
  • Climate deniers: It’s time to stop denying

    04/25/2016 4:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2016 | Bill Nye
    Thirty-five dollars: As I write, that’s the price for a barrel of oil. We’re extracting like crazy and burning like there’s no tomorrow, for real, pumping carbon dioxide into the air we all share. Meanwhile, very few pumps are turning a profit. Ten thousand dollars: that’s what I would have offered a climate change denier pundit, who prefers to be called a climate change “doubter.” I was ready to pay Marc Morano $10,000 if 2016 turns out not to be one of the 10 hottest years ever recorded. He didn’t take the bet, because 2016 will indeed be among the...
  • Brutal heat wave in India puts 330 million people at risk

    04/23/2016 2:40:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Ishaan Tharoor
    India is in the grips of a monstrous pre-monsoon heat wave that has killed more than 160 people in recent weeks. The majority of the deaths have been in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, but soaring temperatures have compounded ongoing drought and water shortages across the country and threaten to affect as many as 330 million people, according to figures the Indian government reported to the Supreme Court.
  • Why Modern Meteorologists Use a 19th-Century Crystal Ball

    04/22/2016 12:04:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ella Morton
    Crystal balls at the South Pole. (Photo: Eli Duke/CC BY-SA 2.0)It sounds like the premise for a riddle: At the South Pole are two crystal balls that provides unfailingly accurate information—not about the future, but about the past. This is no trick. It's just meteorology. The dual glass spheres at the South Pole are Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorders, orbs that capture the number of hours of direct sunlight each day, as well as its intensity.Sunshine recorders first came about in the 1850s, thanks to John Francis Campbell—the Campbell in Campbell-Stokes. Around 1853, Campbell, a Scottish author who focused on Celtic folklore, developed a desire to quantify...
  • Champagne socialism... Limousine and Private Jet Liberals? (CO2 Blues)

    04/21/2016 9:35:46 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 3 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 4/21/2016 | RedNeckoBlogger
    Bernie Sanders (champion of the "downtrodden", the climate, wannabe punisher of the successful and "free stuff" Santa Claus) charted a Boeing 767 jet for his overnight trip to Rome to see fellow socialist Pope Francis. According to the Daily Mail... that requires approx 33,192 gallons of fuel for the round trip. 50 or so passengers made the trip with Bern (767 capacity is 250 or so). Comparison to me: calculations of driving patterns based on my two vehicles (one a dreaded eeeveel SUV!), my wife and I "Bern" about 25 gallons of fuel a week. Based on our total fuel...
  • Sanders Says Unemployment a ‘Viable Weapon in War against Global Warming’ [semi-satire]

    04/16/2016 11:58:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    In Thursday’s debate, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) wowed the Party faithful by promising that “economic dislocation and job losses will necessarily be part of our strategy to combat global climate change. The demise of any business or any individual, for that matter, must be a price we’re willing to pay to save the planet.” “Our addiction to prosperity must end,” Sanders demanded. “Most of humanity around the globe lives without the conveniences to which Americans have become accustomed. How can we justify luxuries like air conditioning, cable television, and private automobiles when the cost of these items...
  • Bill Would Ease Way for Prosecution of Climate Deniers [semi-satire]

    04/05/2016 10:45:43 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    The Climate Science Truth & Accountability Act, a bill introduced by California state Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) would expand state and local government’s attorneys’ power to crack down on global warming critics. Under the bill, the statute of limitations would be extended to 30 years so that the California attorney general, 58 county district attorneys and the city attorneys of every city with more than 750,000 people would have a bigger window of opportunity to launch investigations, lawsuits, and prosecutions against climate change critics. “We cannot allow the biggest criminals against humanity to escape punishment just because of the...
  • DOJ Considering Prosecuting "Climate Deniers" [semi-satire]

    03/11/2016 2:42:07 PM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Mar 2016 | John Semmens
    The US Department of Justice is exploring ways of "bringing climate change deniers to justice," said Attorney General Loretta Lynch in Senate testimony. "Global climate change represents the most severe threat to humanity that has ever existed. It is imperative that we be united in the struggle against this menace. Yet, there are elements of society that undermine this necessary unity by casting doubt in people's minds. We must put a stop to that." Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) urged the DOJ "to use all the tools at its disposal, including civil forfeiture and criminal sanctions, against these abettors of planetary...