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  • Chimps are spotted ganging up on, killing and eating GORILLAS in Africa for first time ever - and scientists fear global warming is to blame

    07/22/2021 12:50:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 90 replies ^ | July 22, 2021 | By STACY LIBERATORE
    Scientists observed chimpanzees attacking and killing gorillas in the wild Two deadly incidents happened in 2019 that left two infant gorillas dead The first incident lasted for 52 minutes and the second lasted for 72 minutes The second incident also ended with a female chimp eating the dead gorilla Experts say the behavior may be due to a competition of food ================================================================== Chimpanzees living at Africa's Loango National Park in Gabon are attacking and killing gorillas that also call the region home in what researchers are saying is a first in the scientific community. A team of scientists from Osnabrück...
  • Democrats Call for a Tax on Imports From Polluting Countries. The party’s $3.5 trillion budget plan would include a carbon tariff, as well as a host of other climate actions.

    07/15/2021 7:57:09 AM PDT · by karpov · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 14, 2021 | Lisa Friedman
    WASHINGTON — Democrats have agreed to include a tax on imports from nations that lack aggressive climate change policies as part of a sweeping $3.5 trillion budget plan stocked with other provisions aimed at ratcheting down fossil fuel pollution in the United States. The move to tax imports was made public Wednesday, the same day that the European Union outlined its own proposal for a similar carbon border tax, a novel tool that is designed to protect domestic manufacturing while simultaneously pressuring other countries to reduce the emissions that are warming the planet. The two actions in concert suggest that...
  • The U.S. Should Not Count on China’s Climate Goals

    05/22/2021 5:12:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | May 22, 2021 | Danielle Butcher
    A new report this month from Rhodium Group explains that China’s 2019 greenhouse gas emissions eclipsed emissions from every single developed country in the world — combined. This is the first time China, the world’s worst polluter since emissions began to skyrocket in the ‘90s, has been able to claim this dubious distinction. The U.S. peaked emissions in 2007 and, according to the IEA, has reduced more emissions than anyone else in the history of energy. We’ve been making historic reductions mainly because of two things considered off-limits by the progressive left: innovative fracking and carbon-free nuclear energy. While our...
  • Elon Musk Calls for Carbon Tax

    05/14/2021 11:34:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/14/2021 | Lucas Nolan
    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has called for a new carbon tax in a recent social media post, just days after announcing that Tesla would no longer be accepting Bitcoin as payment due to environmental concerns. Breitbart News recently reported that Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated in a tweet that the company has “suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin,” out of worries related to the “rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining.
  • US raises concerns over Europe’s planned carbon ‘border tax’

    05/11/2021 10:52:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | May 11, 2021 | Kira Taylor
    Implementing a border levy to price carbon-intensive imports and protect European industries will be “extremely complicated,” warned Jonathan Pershing, a member of the US climate envoy’s team. “I do note that it’s extremely complicated to think about the structure of a border tax,” Pershing told participants at a EURACTIV debate last Friday (7 May). “I don’t disagree in principle that it has value, but I think that it’s got enormous complexity,” he warned. The carbon border adjustment mechanism, due to be revealed in July, aims to put a price on imports from countries where it is cheaper to pollute, as...
  • Guess Who's Going to Ignore the Carbon Tax

    04/13/2021 7:05:35 PM PDT · by econjack · 39 replies
    Times Dispatch ^ | 4/10/2021 | Jon Palmer
    I will attempt to answer the very detailed and frightening April 12 Correspondent of the Day letter from Dr. L. Fred Roensch. Perhaps a better title would have been "Despondent of the Day." He cites Bill Gates and the American Petroleum Institute as well-meaning caretakers of our planet by reciting a litany of creative means to save our children and grandchildren from his imagined horrors. My reply will begin with the failed but popular premise that we have gone from global warming to climate change. Why the change? I'll tell you why by citing Ian Rutherford Plimer, Australian geologist and...
  • Pennsylvania holds off on joining regional program to cap emissions from cars, trucks by raising fuel costs

    12/21/2020 5:10:02 PM PST · by lightman · 8 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 21 Decenber A.D. 2020 | Charles Thompson
    Gov. Tom Wolf declined Monday to sign on to a multi-state program designed to impose a cap on greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. The Transportation & Climate Initiative aims to reduce emissions but also carried the likelihood of higher gas prices at the pump in participating states. Other governors also opted against signing onto the initiative. But Wolf’s move isn’t necessarily a permanent rejection of the concept. “Governor Wolf is supportive of cap and invest programs as a cost-effective means to reduce pollution and recognizes transportation as the third highest category of CO2 emissions in Pennsylvania,” his office...
  • Obama File 104 Radical Royalty - Obama's Federal Reserve Pick - Sarah Bloom Raskin

    05/26/2010 8:24:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 225+ views
    New Zeal ^ | 5/25/10 | Trevor L.
    A seat on the U.S Federal Reserve Board, carries tremendous power. The seven members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. A full term is fourteen years. During that time, a board member can influence the financial policies of the world's most powerful economy. In some ways the seven men and women, have more power than Congress or even the President himself. That's why appointments to the Federal Reserve Board deserve as much scrutiny as those to the Supreme Court. President Barack Obama recently made three nominations...
  • Biden plans immediate flurry of executive orders to reverse Trump policies

    11/07/2020 6:04:27 PM PST · by springwater13 · 78 replies
    President-elect Joe Biden is planning to quickly sign a series of executive orders after being sworn into office on Jan. 20, immediately forecasting that the country's politics have shifted and that his presidency will be guided by radically different priorities. He will rejoin the Paris climate accords, according to those close to his campaign and commitments he has made in recent months, and he will reverse President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the World Health Organization. He will repeal the ban on immigration from many Muslim-majority countries, and he will reinstate the program allowing "dreamers," who were brought to the United...
  • Pennsylvania governor tramples legislators to impose carbon taxes

    10/16/2020 10:02:51 AM PDT · by karpov · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 16, 2020 | Kevin Mooney
    Pennsylvania state lawmakers in both parties have a message for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, and it goes something like this: No taxation without representation! That message came through loud and clear in September when the General Assembly passed legislation that would prohibit the governor from joining a multi-state climate change agreement without legislative approval. The Senate vote was just one vote shy of a veto-proof majority with five Democrats joining with Republicans to support the bill. On the House side, seven Democrats served as co-sponsors of the bill, which passed by a wide margin in July. Wolf, taking inspiration from...
  • U.S. could adopt carbon tax under a Biden presidency -ex-Fed Chair Yellen

    10/08/2020 5:21:43 AM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08 Oct 2020 | Valerie Volcovici and Matthew Green
    Former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said bipartisan concern over climate change could see the United States adopt a tax on carbon emissions, with the proceeds shared with households, if Democrat Joe Biden is elected President in November. Yellen, who served as Fed chair from 2014-2018, said the combination of social injustices exposed by the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, and wildfires in California, could boost support for the proposal. “There really is a new kind of recognition that you’ve got a society where capitalism is beginning to run amok and needs to be readjusted in order to...
  • Alberta appeals court rules federal carbon tax unconstitutional; Kenney calls it 'a great victory'

    02/25/2020 1:40:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies ^ | February 25, 2020 | Jeremy Thompson
    In a 4 to 1 decision, the Alberta Court of Appeal became the first to declare the federal carbon tax unconstitutional. The main reasoning behind the decision is that the carbon tax is an overstep by the federal government. In the 269-page decision, Justices Catherine Fraser, Jack Watson and Elizabeth Hughes said, in part: "The division of powers remains key to our federal state. It is part of the fabric of Canada itself. The federal and provincial governments are co-equals, each level of government being supreme within its sphere. The federal government is not the parent; and the provincial governments...
  • 177-page sneak attack amendment to Carbon Tax

    02/16/2020 7:48:33 AM PST · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | February 14, 2020 | Taxpayer Assn of Oregon
    At the near end of the day, Oregon politicians rolled out a sneak attack 177-page amendment to the massively complex Oregon Carbon Tax (SB 1530, also known as Carbon Cap-and-trade) and expected lawmakers to vote on it with less than 24-hours to read it much less have enough time for experts to understand what the 177-page amendment really does. The Oregonian comments, “Democrats delivered a 177-page amendment to the bill late Wednesday, less than 24 hours before it was scheduled for a vote. Republicans objected to holding vote on the bill before they’d had time to digest the changes and...
  • Canada to collect C$2.81 billion in direct revenue from federal carbon price in 2019-20

    02/04/2020 11:48:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 4, 2020 | by Kelsey Johnson
    OTTAWA - The Canadian government will collect billions of dollars in direct revenue from its federal carbon pricing system over the next four years, but most of the country’s households will still receive more in rebates than they initially pay, Canada’s budgetary watchdog said on Tuesday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his then-majority Liberal government introduced a revenue neutral carbon pricing system in October 2018 as part of its pledge to combat climate change. Under the program, the majority of the proceeds from the fuel charge are returned directly to individuals and families through rebates. On Tuesday, the Parliamentary...
  • Carbon pricing proposal in New York provides path to nation's clean energy future

    02/04/2020 7:24:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 04 2020 | Richard J. Dewey
    Across the country, policymakers at all levels of government are exploring initiatives to address climate change. New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act remains one of the most ambitious, with its requirement that “the statewide electrical demand system will be zero emissions” by 2040. So how do we get to a zero-emission system? The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is working on a market enhancement that could not only help lead New York to success, but could also serve as a model for the nation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our proposal is to incorporate the social...
  • Ex-Energy Minister Proposes Controversial Carbon Pawprint Tax

    11/08/2019 10:27:26 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies ^ | 11-08-2019 | Irina
    A former Australian energy and resources minister has proposed a carbon tax for pets—an idea that is as rational as it will no doubt be controversial. “They might be furry and they might be cute, but they do have a carbon footprint and an environmental cost,” former minister Theo Theophanus told Australian 3AW693. “Everybody wants us to address the climate issue, but they don’t want to address it personally and in their own use of resources on the planet,” he added, saying a carbon tax on pets could raise between US$68 and US$103 million (A$100-150 million). While Theophanus’s proposal would...
  • Romney joins bipartisan Senate climate change solutions group

    11/06/2019 4:57:19 PM PST · by fproy2222 · 36 replies
    Desert News ^ | Nov 6, 2019 | Dennis Romboy
    Mitt Romney joins bipartisan Senate climate change solutions group FILE - Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks at the Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks at the Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mitt Romney has joined a bipartisan Senate group that aims to find answers to climate change. The Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, led by Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Mike Braun, R-Ind., consists of an equal number or Republicans and Democrats. Romney said it would serve as a starting...
  • Big Government Is Not the Answer to Climate Change

    07/09/2019 2:44:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 8, 2019 | Nicolas Loris
    In the 1970s, Americans were told we were in a global cooling crisis and if something wasn’t done, we’d enter a new ice age. When that didn’t happen, a few decades later we were told that entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend was not reversed by the year 2000. Despite the consistent failure of these apocalyptic warnings, that hasn’t stopped climate change alarmism. We’re now being told we only have 12 years to combat climate change, and the solution is to fundamentally dismantle the system of...
  • German environment minister proposes carbon tax

    07/05/2019 10:49:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.05.2019 | js/amp (AP, dpa)
    Germany’s Social Democrat (SPD) Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presented three independent studies on possible carbon tax schemes in Berlin on Friday. Insisting such a tax would not unduly burden the poor, she said, “those who decide to live a more climate-friendly life could actually get money back.” The plans Schulze presented suggested an initial €35 ($39.50) tax on each metric ton of CO2, to be increased to €180 by 2030, the idea being that the more expensive petrol, natural gas, and heating oil become, the less people will use. Schulze told reporters that those who consume less, including children, will...
  • Oregon Republican senator threatens state troopers, warns them to ‘come heavily armed’

    06/25/2019 10:40:52 AM PDT · by Sopater · 70 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 6/19/19 | Hillary Borrud
    Tensions were already smoldering in the Oregon Senate Wednesday, when Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, poured gasoline on the situation, suggesting he would shoot and potentially kill any state trooper sent to haul him unwillingly back to the Capitol. After Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr. said Tuesday that his caucus was “prepared to take actions” to prevent passage of a major climate change bill, Gov. Brown announced on Wednesday that she was ready to answer Republican stonewalling by calling lawmakers back for a special session. Brown hinted that she would be willing to send state troopers to round up Republicans...