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  • Oil majors want Supreme Court to hamstring growing state and local climate lawsuits

    01/18/2021 8:34:08 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 1/18/2021 0700 hrs est | Abby Smith
    BP and other oil majors are calling on the Supreme Court to deal a blow to the growing number of city and state-led lawsuits seeking to force the companies to pay billions for climate damages. The Supreme Court justices will hear arguments over one of the cases, brought by the city of Baltimore, on Tuesday. Baltimore is arguing oil companies deliberately understated the effect their products would have on rising greenhouse gas emissions. The city is asking courts to hold the companies liable for the costs of adapting to climate change effects such as sea level rise, flooding, and extreme...
  • U.N. Demands Payments for Climate Schemes as Biden Readies for Return to Paris Agreement

    01/17/2021 10:40:55 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 1/17/2021 | Simon Kent
    The U.N. body charged with making the Paris climate deal work scolded the global community Sunday for not making good on promises of financial aid. The call to “pay up” came as President-elect Joe Biden readies to drag the U.S. back into the Paris climate agreement U.S. President Donald Trump exited in 2019, as Breitbart News reported. AFP reports the U.N. Environment Programme Adaptation Gap (UNEP) said current finance levels of around $30 billion annually for adaptation were far adrift of the $70 billion promised and the time has come for more money to be sent. UNEP said the true...
  • Trump’s Actions Should Slow Biden’s Radical Climate Agenda

    01/14/2021 8:39:58 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 1/14/2021 | H Sterling Burnett
    Incoming President Joe Biden has promised to implement the most radical energy and climate agenda Americans have ever seen. With the Democratic party having become an almost wholly owned subsidiary of the radical progressive environmental left while controlling both houses of Congress for at least the next two years and the White House for the next four years, Biden and his climate alarmist ilk have their best opportunity ever to impose the biggest government takeover of the economy since the Great Depression. Fortunately, in the waning days of President Donald Trump’s term, his administration took a series of actions that...
  • Biden’s Climate Change Litmus Test

    01/02/2021 10:35:32 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 12/29/2020 | Cal Thomas
    Here is a fundamental question: If Biden thinks government has the power to change the climate (it doesn't), why hasn't government been able to prevent hurricanes and other natural disasters? COVID-19 is being used by politicians -- nearly all of them Democrats -- to erode our liberties. If given the power to dictate what we drive, the type of house we can live in and other freedoms we have long taken for granted, government will not be able to resist adding even more demands in the name of saving the planet. At the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,...
  • Scope 3 Emissions: A Climate Accounting Absurdity

    12/30/2020 7:09:13 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 12/16/2020 | Steve Milloy
    Climate activists have developed a special nomenclature in their war against corporations and their emissions. Scope 1 emissions are what’s emitted by a company in the direct production of its products. In the case of ExxonMobil, this means emissions associated with drilling, refining, and transportation of its petroleum products. Scope 2 emissions are those emitted by another entity (say, a power plant) in the production of a company’s products. Scope 3 emissions are those of the company’s products when used by customers. For ExxonMobil, Scope 3 emissions are emissions from customers burning petroleum products like gasoline and natural gas. Focusing...
  • Don’t Penalize Companies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    12/30/2020 7:04:07 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 12/22/2020 | Jason Issac
    Even the Rockefeller Foundation, built with John D. Rockefeller’s oil riches, is now divesting from fossil fuels. In other areas, the energy companies are taking the lead themselves. ExxonMobil, for example, recently announced that it will begin reporting what climate activists call “scope 3” greenhouse gas emissions. Scope 1 emissions refer to those generated by a company directly on its premises; scope 2 are those emissions generated indirectly; and scope 3 are emissions not under a company’s direct control, such as those from its suppliers or distributors. The goal of corporate climate activism is to stigmatize private companies with the...
  • U.S. city mandates climate-change health warning at every gas pump

    12/30/2020 6:55:19 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 12/28/2020 | C Douglas Golden
    Well, however well warning labels work -- or even if they do -- the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is about to see if it works for gas in the way I described it. According to The Guardian, every pump in the city will come with a sticker that warns you that you're killing the planet with each tank you fill. The warning labels will read that burning fossil fuels has “major consequences on human health and the environment including contributing to climate change."
  • Egg on Their Faces: 10 Climate Alarmist Predictions for 2020 That Went Horribly Wrong(awwww)

    12/29/2020 11:40:25 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 12/28/2020 | Tyler O'Neil
    Long before Beto O’Rourke claimed the world only had 10 years left for humans to act against climate change, alarmists had spent decades predicting one doomsday scenario after another, each of which stubbornly failed to materialize. It seems climate armageddon has taken a permanent sabbatical. Many of those doomsday predictions specifically mentioned the annus horribilus of 2020. Those predictions also failed, some rather spectacularly. Steve Milloy, a former Trump/Pence EPA transition team member and founder of, compiled ten climate predictions for 2020 that fell far off the mark.
  • Report: Spending Bill Stuffed with ‘Game-Changer’ Climate Change Provisions, Funding

    12/29/2020 11:04:27 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 12/28/2020 | Penny Starr
    While the sweeping bill has grabbed headlines for the billions it provides in direct payments to millions of Americans and its extension of a forgivable loan program for small businesses crippled by the pandemic, policy provisions that attempt to halt carbon emissions that contribute to climate change could prove far more lasting. Among the most heralded is a bipartisan move to significantly curb the use of HFCs found in refrigeration, air conditioning, building insulation and fire extinguishing systems. The provision requires the Environmental Protection Agency to implement an 85 percent phasedown of the production and consumption so they reach about...
  • China’s Green NGO Climate Propaganda Enablers Climate change is a national security threat – but not in the way the national security elite assumes.

    12/26/2020 5:48:29 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 12/21/2020 | Rupert Darwall
    This pattern, wherein the West’s enemies use the environmental movement – whether NGOs like Greenpeace, foundations, or “concerned scientists,” to undermine Western interests – is now being repeated, this time in respect to China. A report by Patricia Adams for the London-based Global Warming Policy Foundation released earlier this month lays bare the role of the green movement in acting as China’s propagandists. Since Xi Jinping became general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party eight years ago, almost everyone who believed China’s communist regime would become more benign internally and less threatening externally has revised his opinion – everyone, that...
  • Get Ready for Nationwide Blackouts If Biden Wins

    12/07/2020 12:55:11 PM PST · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 12/7/2020 | Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris
    The power disaster unfolding in California will soon occur across the country, if Joe Biden gets his way. The Golden State has been sweeping away the forms of energy that have provided reliable electricity for decades, under the same agenda the former vice president is planning for America as a whole. Power outages are now commonplace in California. This summer, the state suffered its first rolling blackouts in almost 20 years. Imagine if this happened in Chicago in the middle of winter. California’s trouble is explained by officials who now openly admit to an over-reliance on wind and solar power....
  • Amid Covid, the Air Hazards of Gas Appliances Draw New Scrutiny

    12/07/2020 12:33:39 PM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    undark/org ^ | 12/2/2020 | Johnathon Mingle
    “We know the most serious impacts happen indoors, so we can assume most health benefits will occur from replacing those indoor polluting appliances,” Zhu said.
  • Earth’s Orbital Shifts May Have Triggered Ancient Global Warming

    12/06/2020 9:15:29 PM PST · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 9/8/2019 | jim daily
    Earth’s orbit is eccentric, meaning it has changed repeatedly over time. Nudged by the gravitation of Jupiter, Mars, Venus and other planets, our world’s axial tilt and precession are always slowly shifting. And its orbit slips between circular and elliptical paths in complex cycles across millennia. One cycle in particular, with a duration of 405,000 years, helps geologists calibrate planetary dynamics using sediment records: like clockwork, when this cycle brought Earth closer to the sun, the climate warmed, leaving behind evidence laid down in rock.
  • Report: U.N. Climate Projects Swamped with Fraud, Corruption Allegations

    12/02/2020 11:24:03 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 12/2/2020 | Simon Kent
    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is facing allegations of fraud and corruption linked to the multibillion-dollar Global Environment Facility, the Financial Times revealed Tuesday. The claims of gross financial mismanagement come just 12 months after the U.N. investigated – and cleared – itself of any and all allegations relating to “fraud, misappropriation of funds, systemic corruption, gross nepotism, and sexual misconduct” in regard to the work of the U.N.’s embattled agency for Palestinian “refugees.”
  • Oxford University students vote to ban beef, lamb from campus eateries. Cites need to be leader in fight against climate change

    11/28/2020 8:02:30 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 11/23/2020 | collegefix staff
    The Oxford University Student Union recently voted to ban the serving of beef and lamb at various campus eateries, citing the need to be a leader in the fight against climate change. According to the Oxford Mail, individual colleges within the university ultimately would decide whether to initiate the meat restrictions. “As the UK’s premier university, the nation looks to Oxford for leadership, but Oxford has shown a lack of leadership in addressing climate change,” the resolution reads. “The banning of beef and lamb at university-catered events and outlets is a feasible and effective strategy to help the university meet...
  • 'Existential threat' claims of Paris Accord 'unsupported by the evidence' Biden plan to rejoin would only erode rule of law, U.S. sovereignty

    11/21/2020 10:08:29 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | Benjamin Zycher
    The Paris agreement obviously is a treaty requiring ratification by the U.S. Senate, but because it was doomed to defeat had it been so submitted by President Obama, he pretended that it was merely an administrative agreement, agreeing to its terms in September 2016 by sending a letter to the UN. That this is clearly unconstitutional should be obvious: If presidents can decide unilaterally which international agreements require Senate ratification and which do not, the presidential “power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur” becomes unconstrained,...
  • Tesla's Supercharger Network in Australia officially costs more than gas fill-up Puts an end to years-long claims that recharging its vehicles offered savings

    11/18/2020 7:37:30 AM PST · by rktman · 73 replies ^ | 11/16/2020 | Tyler Durdin
    (ZEROHEDGE) -- Using the Tesla Supercharger network, it is now costlier to recharge your vehicle than it is to gas up at a traditional gas station, according to a new report from Australia-based WhichCar. The news came as a result of a "recent price increase" to use the Superchargers and - stop us if you've heard this one - "incorrect fuel figures on the Tesla website". This, of course, puts an end to Tesla's years long claims that recharging its vehicles offered savings versus traditional internal combustion engine vehicles.
  • MSNBC’s Tur(D) Eager for Economy-Killing Climate Regulation

    11/13/2020 9:42:06 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 11/13/2020 | Kyle Drennan
    On her 2:00 p.m. ET hour show on Thursday, MSNBC anchor and left-wing climate change activist Katy Tur was salivating over the incoming Biden administration’s plans to implement economy-killing climate regulations by executive fiat. She lead off the segment by hailing: “Four years of climate change denial will come to an end on January 20th when President-Elect Joe Biden takes office.” Tur excitedly touted how Joe Biden was “planning a flurry of climate-focused executive actions on day one, including rejoining the Paris Accords, implementing the already-existing Clean Air Act, and requiring public companies to disclose their operational climate risks and...
  • Oil and America’s Energy Future

    10/28/2020 9:32:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 10/27/2020 | Cal Thomas
    During last Thursday's debate, Joe Biden said his goal as president would be to "transition away from the oil industry." He has also said the future is in cars powered by electricity. Biden would build 500,000 charging stations across the country. It wasn't the first time he attacked the oil and job-producing industry in his worship of the cult of "climate change." According to Energy Information Administration data, petroleum is America's No. 1 source of energy, providing approximately 40 percent of the nation's power needs. Biden claims oil is also a major pollutant. According to the website IQ Air, the...
  • California's Energy Dreamin'(No Gas gavin)

    10/18/2020 9:31:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/13/2020 | Frank Macchiarola
    Flanked by four expensive electric vehicles, California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced the signing of a new executive order. He promised this action would bring “an abundance of new choices and new technologies” and then proceeded to break some news. First, he declared, “by 2035 we will eliminate in the State of California the sale of the internal combustion engine.” Under the auspices of promoting choice and technology, Newsom effectively set in motion the elimination of the most affordable and reliable transportation option for Californians. It does not take an accountant or an economist to know that life in California...