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  • Japan’s New Anti-Fossil Fuel Approach Will Compromise Its Energy Security

    06/03/2021 5:06:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | June 3, 2021 | Vijay Jayaray
    For many of us here in Asia, Japan has set an economic standard that others strive to achieve. Besides, Japan is one of the active funders of developmental projects across the emerging countries in Asia. I myself have worked on a Japanese-funded railway corridor project in India, which will likely support both electric and diesel trains. But all that is about to change. Japan has announced that it will be moving away from fossil fuels and reducing its dependency on coal and oil for energy. Is that a major blunder? Why is it dangerous to Japan’s economy—and others in Asia?...
  • Video shows man throwing Molotov cocktail at parked cars in Kern County

    05/17/2021 10:48:15 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 9 replies
    ABC TV 7 Los Angeles ^ | May 6, 2021 | Staff
    DELANO, Calif. (KABC) -- A Kern County man is in custody after he was allegedly caught on video throwing a Molotov cocktail at some parked cars. Delano police say the video helped them find the suspected arsonist they believe is responsible for setting multiple fires in the downtown Delano area last month. In the most recent incident, on the afternoon of April 26 video captured a man on a bicycle lighting and throwing an incendiary device at two parked cars, setting a fire in the outdoor parking lot. Firefighters put out the flames and police were able to obtain video...
  • 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
  • 'Eco-friendly' Meghan, Harry mocked over their gas-guzzling, luxury life, told to 'cut the cr*p'

    07/17/2020 12:44:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    Knewz ^ | July 16 2020 | CHARLOTTE LEE
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s carbon footprint may be 26 times higher than the average Briton, according to new research which calls into question the self-proclaimed eco-warriors’ lavish lifestyles. The revelation is perhaps unsurprising to anyone following the royal couple in Los Angeles, notably their most recent public outing to Beverly Hills on Friday — cruising in a Cadillac Escalade SUV, which is said to be one of the most polluting cars on the planet. As reported by The Sun, a study by former Government minister Norman Baker estimated the Duke and Duchess of Sussex racked up at least 53...
  • Hanoi Jane’s “Fire Drill Friday”: Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

    10/25/2019 5:32:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-25-19 | MOTUS
    It’s Friday so…“Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Fossil fuels have got to go!” Thus spake that old fossil and ho, Jane Fonda, who considers herself something of a Super Woman. She has declared global climate change an “existential threat” and I trust she would know.Accordingly she has announced what she likes to call “Fire Drill Friday” because while the “consensus of scientists” has officially changed the name of the “existential threat” to “climate change” we all know it’s really global warming. “It’ll be called ‘Fire Drill Friday.’ And we’re going to engage in civil disobedience and we’re going to get arrested...
  • Nets Hail Celebs Rushing to Excuse Royal Climate Hypocrisy

    08/21/2019 10:13:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 8/20/2019 | Kyle Drennen
    On Tuesday, journalists on all three network morning shows joined liberal celebrities in rushing to defend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle against accusations of hypocrisy after the supposedly environmentally-conscious royal couple took two different trips on private jets within a week. Reporters on CBS, NBC, and ABC touted other wealthy elites like Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres scolding critics for daring to question the royals’ controversial travel habits. “Elton John coming to the defense of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. This after news broke about the royal couple’s recent vacation to Nice, France. Headlines focused on their use of a...
  • How Camp Google racked up an 800-tonne carbon footprint flying 'hypocritical' celebrities [tr]

    08/01/2019 9:46:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2019 | Tim Stickings, and Dianne Apen-Sadler
    It is hard to put a price on saving the planet - but Google now has an eye-watering tab to show for its attempt. The tech giant spent an estimated $20million on an extravagant climate change bash for a host of A-list celebrities this week, flying hundreds of guests across the world and treating them to three days of luxury at a Sicilian seaside resort.
  • If You're Serious About Climate...

    03/08/2019 4:49:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | March 8, 2019 | Mona Charen
    Do you ever wonder why people run for office? I mean, unless you're a total cynic, you must assume that at least part of the motivation is wanting to do good. Sure, those who run for office want fame and prestige, but they also have strongly held views and want to affect public policy, right? So why in the world would they engage in sabotage of the ideas they hope to advance? That's undeniably what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey have done with their juvenile Green New Deal. Consider: The caricature of environmentalists is that they are just...
  • Global tourism's carbon footprint is four times bigger than thought, study says

    05/07/2018 9:22:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 5/7/2018 | Susan Scutti
    Global tourism accounts for 8% of total worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously believed, new research says. Some gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, trap heat in the atmosphere, producing a "greenhouse effect," and so make the planet warmer. The amount of greenhouse gases released by a particular activity is referred to as its "carbon footprint." The increasing carbon footprint of global tourism between 2009 and 2013 represents a 3% annual growth in emissions, according to University of Sydney researchers. Their paper was published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
  • Is the humble sandwich a climate change culprit?

    01/25/2018 7:00:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 58 replies
    New Atlas ^ | 25/1/18 | David Szondy
    Scientists at the University of Manchester have found a surprising global warming culprit – sandwiches. In the first study of its kind, the researchers carried out an in-depth audit of various sandwiches throughout their life cycles and found the triangular meals could be responsible for the equivalent annual carbon emissions of 8.6 million cars in Britain alone. In 1762, or so the story goes, the fourth Earl of Sandwich rocked the culinary world when he couldn't be bothered to leave the gambling table to eat and ordered the servants to just stick some meat between two slices of bread for...
  • End Time signs

    05/27/2017 4:51:16 PM PDT · by Little Blue Nun · 16 replies
    Douay-Rheims Version ^ | 1582, 1609, 1749-1752 | The Holy Bible
    And the flood was forty days upon the earth, and the waters increased, and lifted up the Ark on high from the earth. For they overflowed exceedingly: and filled all the face of the Earth: and the Ark was carried upon the waters. And the waters prevailed beyond measure upon the earth. AND ALL THE HIGH MOUNTAINS UNDER THE WHOLE HEAVEN WERE COVERED. (Genesis 7:17~20)
  • Let’s Stop with the Carbon Con Already

    01/04/2017 11:14:27 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/17 | Selwyn Duke
    Rejecting “carbon” talk. As for those knowingly using the term for propaganda purposes, they should have a huge carbon footprint placed firmly on their carbon-based posteriors The side that defines the vocabulary of a debate, wins the debate. So we could ask: as we fight the global-warming scam, why are we using the language of the scammers? It’s harder to combat “carbon” taxes, “carbon” credits and callow “carbon” appeals if we accept that at issue is “carbon.” Calling CO2 “carbon” is like calling H2O “hydrogen.” Carbon is about as useful to a plant aspiring to photosynthesize as a tank of...
  • Hillary Clinton Debuts Personalized ‘Stronger Together’ Campaign Jet

    09/05/2016 8:13:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 147 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 5, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is officially launching her personal private jet, even allowing reporters to ride with her on the trip to Cleveland, Ohio. Several photos and details of the plane quickly dubbed “Hill Force One” were revealed by reporters as they waited to board the flight. The plane is a 14-year-old Boeing 737 that used to fly for Air Berlin, OrenAir and Corendon Dutch Airlines, according to CNN’s Dan Merica. The plane is separated into four cabins, one for Clinton, one for staff, one for the Secret Service and one for the press. The media have more than...
  • How Lowering Crime Could Contribute to Global Warming

    08/05/2016 3:03:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies ^ | Aug. 3, 2016 | TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG
    It sounds simple: If something has a big carbon footprint and you get rid of it, you eliminate those carbon dioxide emissions. Right? But it’s not always that easy. In a recent study published in The Journal of Industrial Ecology, researchers at the Center for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey in England estimated the annual carbon footprint of crime in England and Wales, and found that reducing crime could actually cause society’s overall carbon footprint of society to increase. The findings illustrated the rebound effect, which describes how reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases in one area can...
  • Modulation of Ice Ages via Precession and Dust-Albedo Feedbacks

    06/28/2016 5:00:32 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 21 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ralph Ellis
    CO2 is only a bit-player in the drama of world climate, while the main characters are ice, dust and albedo....Ice age cycles have something to do with precession: the slow wobble of the axis of the Earth. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks knew of precession and called it the Great Year, because it gives warm and cool seasons over its approximate 23,000-year cycle. But there is a problem with invoking the Great Year as the regulator of ice ages, because we should really get an interglacial warming every 23,000 years or so. And we don’t – they only happen every...
  • 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...
  • New Ice Age knowledge

    05/13/2016 12:27:40 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 22 replies
    Science Daily ^ | May 13, 2016
    In fact, deep ocean circulation slowed down to such an extent that the heavy, saline water mass below a depth of 2000 metres was not in contact with the surface for almost 3000 years. "During this time, so much bound carbon in the form of animal and algae remains trickled down from the more intermixed sea surface into the deep water layer that we were able to identify it as the major carbon reservoir that we have looked for so intensively," says Thomas Ronge. The data also showed that the already old age of the water masses was artificially increased...
  • The Political Death of American Coal

    04/19/2016 5:07:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 19,2016 | Stephen Moore
    There was a time in America — and it wasn't even so long ago — that liberals cared a lot about working-class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions — e.g., raising the minimum wage — but at least their hearts were in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. Radical environmentalists took control of the Democratic Party. These leftists care more about the supposed rise of the oceans than the financial survival of the middle class. The industrial unions made a catastrophic decision to get in bed with these...
  • Gore's RICO-style Prosecution of Global Warming Skeptics

    04/15/2016 7:54:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 4/15/2016 | Russell Cook
    Al Gore is back in the news, prominently seen in a March 29 press conference led by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, where Schneiderman and his fellow AGs announced the latest effort to use racketeering laws to prosecute ‘climate change deniers.’ Minutes after first thanking Gore for attending and noting how his 2006 movie galvanized the world’s attention about the urgency to act on climate change, Schneiderman spoke of how the group was working to find creative ways to “enforce laws being flouted by the fossil fuel industry and their allies in their short-sighted efforts to put profits...
  • Sanders campaign: Clinton owes us an apology for 'lying' remark

    04/01/2016 7:25:58 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 1, 2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Hillary Clinton owes Bernie Sanders’ campaign an apology, the campaign said Friday. Clinton on Thursday accused Sanders’ camp of “lying,” alleging that his campaign has been claiming Clinton accepts money from the fossil fuel industry — a statement she forcefully rejected when confronted by an environmental activist. “I think she probably owes the senator an apology for that because the senator is not lying about her record,” Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver told MSNBC. “He’s talking about her record. He’s talking about her practices. She obviously doesn’t like it, but that doesn’t make it lying because you don’t like it.”...