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  • Depleted Gas Stocks Force Europe To Use More Coal

    06/20/2021 6:42:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Oilprice ^ | Jun 15, 2021 | Tsvetana Paraskova
    With power demand recovering from the pandemic, European utilities are using more coal as natural gas inventories are unusually low for this time of the year due to a cold snap in late winter and early spring. This year, despite the record-high carbon price in Europe, the use of coal for power generation has jumped by up to 15 percent, ... Gas storage is so low now that Europe cannot afford to run extra power generation with the fuel ... Natural gas stockpiles are some 25 percent below the five-year average, and with such a right gas market, utilities run...
  • Biden’s top diplomatic aide headed to Vatican next week

    06/19/2021 9:51:41 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 22 replies
    Crux ^ | June 19, 2021 | Elise Ann Allen
    ROME – On Friday the U.S. State Department confirmed a European tour for United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken next week that will include stops in Italy and the Vatican, where he is expected to meet with top Holy See officials. According to the State Department’s June 18 communique, Blinken’s tour will last from June 22-29. He will first visit Berlin and Paris before coming to Italy, making stops in Rome, the Vatican, Bari, and Matera. While in Rome, he will co-chair a meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS alongside Italian Foreign Minister Luigi De Maio, and...
  • Fox News Heir Spent $20 Million Opposing Trump

    06/10/2021 4:43:55 AM PDT · by blam · 48 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6-10-2021
    James Murdoch, an heir to the Fox News fortune, spent $20 million opposing Donald Trump's 2020 reelection while funneling another $100 million through a nonprofit to support leftwing political groups, according to a new report. James and his wife, Kathryn Murdoch, have largely backed Democrats or liberal, nonpartisan causes, according to CNBC, which found the large contribution while reviewing the 2019 tax return documents of Quadrivium, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit the couple control. Quadrivium was founded in 2014. It has been widely known that the young Murdochs backed President Joe Biden's candidacy, but the $100 million for Democrats and other PACs...
  • Baffling new advice for teachers as they're told to stop calling kids 'boys and girls' and focus on teaching about the 'climate change emergency'. [ Australia ]

    06/07/2021 9:10:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Teachers urged to stop using terms like 'boys and girls' in the school classroom.. ... One chapter encourages teachers to warn children about 'climate breakdown' .. Guidelines says swap 'English as a second language' with 'emergent - bilingual' ... The book - Building Better Schools with Evidence Based Policy - also tells teachers they can promote inclusion in the classroom if they 'actively embrace diversity'. The term 'English as a second language' meanwhile should be replaced by the phrase 'emergent - bilingual' to give students who speak multiple languages more confidence. 'Boys and girls' should also be removed from common...
  • Regime Change: Francis Becomes Biden's Altar Boy

    05/16/2021 4:56:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 16, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Regime Change: Francis Becomes Biden's Altar BoyFrancis received on May 15 John Kerry, the special Climate Envoy of Biden's woke regime, who visited the Vatican for a closed-door conference on the same day about “Dreaming of a Better Restart.”"Restart" seems to have replaced the ominous "reset." Participants included the finance ministers of Mexico, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Argentina, left-wing economists, and the heads of the World Bank, the African Union, the Rockefeller Foundation and the International Monetary Fund.A flattering Kerry told that he met Francis because he is a “moral authority on the subject of climate crisis” and...
  • Senior Biden Administration Officials Participating in High-Level Vatican Conference on Friday

    05/13/2021 6:11:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | May 13, 2021 | Edward Pentin
    Senior Biden Administration Officials Participating in High-Level Vatican Conference on FridayVATICAN CITY — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, President Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry, and the heads of the IMF, World Bank, and African Union will be taking part in a high-level Vatican conference on Friday on the theme “Dreaming of a Better Restart.” Hosted by the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, the one-day meeting, which includes the participation of finance ministers from the US, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Argentina, aims to build on recent inter-governmental efforts to combat inequality, climate change, and hunger following...
  • China’s greenhouse gas emissions exceed those of U.S. and developed countries combined, report says

    05/06/2021 8:27:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/06/2021 | Emma Newburger
    China’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 exceeded those of the U.S. and the developed world combined, according to a report published Thursday by research and consulting firm Rhodium Group. The country’s emissions more than tripled during the past three decades, the report added. China is now responsible for more than 27% of total global emissions. The U.S., which is the world’s second-highest emitter, accounts for 11% of the global total. India is responsible for 6.6% of global emissions, edging out the 27 nations in the EU, which account for 6.4%, the report said. The findings come after a climate summit...
  • UK Vogue ripped for Asking if Having Babies is "Environmental Vandalism"

    04/29/2021 3:35:53 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 29, 2021 | Theodore Bunker
    British Vogue is being lambasted after the magazine published an article asking if having a baby in 2021 is "pure environmental vandalism" due to the resources a child consumes. "Before I got pregnant, I worried feverishly about the strain on the earth’s resources that another Western child would add," writes Nell Frizzell, author of "The Panic Years." "The food he ate, the nappies he wore, the electricity he would use; before he’d even started sitting up, my child would have already contributed far more to climate change than his counterpart in, say, Kerala or South Sudan." She adds: "I also...
  • Bishop McElroy: US and Vatican can work together on vaccine distribution

    04/26/2021 4:58:17 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 9 replies
    National Catholic Reporter - Earthbeat section ^ | April 26, 2021 | Christopher White
    As U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to name his new ambassador to the Holy See, policy experts have encouraged the next Vatican ambassador to work closely with the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. San Diego's Bishop Robert McElroy, who was recently appointed by Pope Francis as one of five American board members to that Vatican office, says he "absolutely" agrees with that advice and believes one initial and significant area of potential collaboration would be vaccine distribution. Equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine has been a "tremendous concern" on the part of the dicastery, he noted, which is...

    04/25/2021 8:01:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies
    Power Line ^ | APRIL 24, 2021 | JOHN HINDERA KER
    Wind and solar energy are both essentially obsolete technologies. There is a reason why only the very rich or the very adventurous sail across oceans: the wind is unreliable, and at best produces relatively little energy. Nevertheless, liberals have concocted fantasies whereby all of our electricity, or perhaps our entire economy, will be powered by those fickle sources. There are a number of reasons why this will never happen, but a paper published last week by Center of the American Experiment argues that land use constraints are the most basic reason why wind and solar are inexorably destined to fail....
  • Pope Francis speaks at Biden’s climate summit after his name curiously disappears from schedule

    04/23/2021 3:55:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Ap;ril 22, 2021 | David McLoone
    Pope Francis speaks at Biden’s climate summit after his name curiously disappears from scheduleThe pontiff called the summit 'a beautiful decision to meet, to move forward and I accompany you,' but he did not mention Jesus Christ.ROME, Italy, April 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis joined a slew of world leaders speaking at an online international climate activism event Thursday, convened by President Joe Biden, and geared toward “galvanizing efforts by the world’s major economies to reduce emissions during this critical decade.”The two-day event, dubbed the “Leaders Summit on Climate,” focuses on a number of different topics, “including emissions reductions,...
  • So Far Germany Seeing Coldest April In 104 Years, Second Coldest Since 1881, Snowiest Since 1986

    04/20/2021 2:58:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 18. April 2021 | P Gosselin
    It’s been a really frosty April this year across Central Europe. Germany so far has seen it’s second coldest April since records began in 1881... Coldest since 1917.. April across much of Europe has been unusually cold, frosty and even snowy, and the media have been awfully quiet about it. The following chart shows the mean temperature anomalies with respect to the 1991-2020 reference period so far (up through April 17):.. With a mean temperature of 4.5°C for Germany, April so far continues to be the second coldest since 1881, according to German DWD national weather service records. Only 1917...
  • Rural Colorado is footing the bill for February’s deep freeze — even if rural Colorado never got very cold

    04/12/2021 7:37:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Colorado Sun ^ | Apr 7, 2021 | Michael Booth
    Angry utility customers in places like Grand Valley and Grand Mesa pen poison letters: “It’s a monopoly! Reduce obscene CEO pay!”. When Grand Valley Power CEO Tom Walch gets worked up explaining what he sees as the avarice and ignorance of Xcel Energy and worries he is not conveying his rage, he pulls out a letter from an angry co-op customer and starts reading. “They shouldn’t unload this blunder on customers who happen to be on their electrical grid,” Walch recites. “This is going to hurt a lot of businesses here and elsewhere that are already hurting due to the...
  • John Kerry ‘hopeful’ China will collaborate with US to combat climate change

    04/03/2021 7:44:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 3, 2021 | 7:35pm | Mary Kay Linge
    John Kerry is holding out hope that China will cooperate with US efforts to grapple with climate change — despite contentious relations between the two nations. “Our hope is that we’re going to be able to deal with yes, China,” Kerry, the Biden administration’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, told reporters in Dubai on Saturday. “President Biden has made it clear and I’ve made it clear,” he said. “None of the other issues we have with China — and there are issues — is held hostage to or is engaged in a trade for what we need to do on...

    03/21/2021 7:44:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    American Policy Center ^ | 16 MAR 2021 | Tom DeWeese
    The increasing encroachment of government regulations, pontificating politicians and the enforcement of Social Justice schemes have led to a loss of understanding of the terms private property and property rights. Once it was understood that the unauthorized entering of private property was a violation to the utmost. The property owner was justified and supported in taking necessary actions to remove the trespasser and secure that land. Today, such ideas in the new America are considered radical, old fashioned, out of touch, and even reprehensible. The homeowner can be arrested for defending against an armed intruder. The intruder can actually sue...

    03/17/2021 1:25:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    American Policy Center ^ | 15 MAR , 2021 | Tom DeWeese
    The lines used to be so clear. On the one side were free markets, free societies, and openly-elected representative governments. On the other, was the force of totalitarianism choking off individual initiative, private ownership of property, and providing a ballot box with but one choice, normally defined as communism. The ideological lines were drawn as a titanic battle ensued across an iron curtain. The Western world united in a mixture of proud, independent, sovereign nations to fend off the creeping black plague that swallowed whole nations and erased their identities. In the end, the “Evil Empire” disintegrated under the weight...
  • When going green is dirty: Colorado's indoor cannabis farms produce 30% more greenhouse emissions than the state's coal mining industry [trunc]

    03/11/2021 3:46:22 PM PST · by blueplum · 31 replies
    Daily Mail uK ^ | 10 Mar 2021 | Dan Avery
    Full Title: When going green is dirty: Colorado's indoor cannabis farms produce 30% more greenhouse emissions than the state's coal mining industry due to electricity use and natural gas consumption, study reveals Growing cannabis indoors requires a lot of energy for lights and climate controls Many states forbid outdoor farming or require operations to be near retail outlets In Colorado, indoor pot farming's carbon footprint is over 30 percent bigger than coal mining Depending on where you are, growing an ounce of weed indoors has the same carbon footprint as burning 7 to 16 gallons of gasoline
  • NATO must reduce military emissions — Jens Stoltenberg

    03/10/2021 10:01:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.10.2021 | jsi/rt (Reuters)
    NATO must reduce its “military emissions” in an effort to tackle climate change, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. He made the announcement on Twitter as he welcomed the United States’ special envoy for climate — John Kerry — to Brussels. He tweeted: “Great to welcome @ClimateEnvoy John Kerry to Brussels. We agree that climate change makes the world more unsafe, so #NATO needs to step up and play a bigger role in combating it — including by reducing military emissions. I look forward to working closely together. #NATO2030.” Last September, in an op-ed published on the NATO website, Stoltenberg...
  • Climate freaks force Miami Beach to remove over 1500 iconic Palm Trees…

    03/06/2021 7:06:32 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 92 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 03/05/2021 | Kane
    “The removal of so many iconic, beautiful palm trees, including royal palms, will have a negative impact on our historic, cultural and economic brand,” Meiner wrote in an email. “Millions of tourists throughout the U.S. and the world annually visit Miami Beach and palm trees are an integral part of our brand. There are only a handful of tropical climates in the United States where palm trees can grow.”
  • ‘30 x 30’ — Progressives pushing for massive federal land grab

    03/05/2021 2:28:01 PM PST · by george76 · 67 replies
    The Fence Post ^ | 3/5/2021 | Spike Jordan
    VALENTINE, Neb. – “Land: see Snatch.” On first look, the Biden Administration’s “30 x 30” plan looks like a scheme cooked up by Hedley Lamarr, the main villain from Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles.” However, far from the comedic genius of the late Harvey Korman, the new Federal land grab is a serious threat to private property owners in the United States. And it’s moving fast.. Just a few days into office, President Joe Biden released a flurry of executive orders, among them being through Executive Order 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” (86 Fed. Reg. 7,619), which...