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  • '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,...
  • 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...
  • Lake Erie and the 'Science of Climate Change' President Trump was right: “I don’t think the science knows.”

    10/09/2020 10:38:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 10/9/2020 | Jack Cashill
    In 2007, Goodman was still using “global warming” as a term of art. Soon enough, with almost no public explanation as to why, “global warming” would yield to “climate change.” In 2013, the climate change-friendly Economist hinted at the reason for the rebranding. “Over the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar.” This was a secret the media preferred to keep under wraps. Indeed, the Economist aptly titled the article, “A Sensitive Matter.” Here on Lake Erie, scientists and their media champions have much to be sensitive about....
  • CNN's Avlon Slams Climate 'Deniers' Like Trump: 'You Need to Have Your Head Examined'

    09/20/2020 11:00:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 9/19/2020 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Thursday's New Day on CNN, the show presented a pre-recorded "Reality Check" in which liberal analyst John Avlon excoriated President Donald Trump for being a global warming skeptic, and asserted that "you ought to have your head examined" if you disagree with the left's fearmongering and alarmism about climate change. After meteorologist Chad Myers discussed the current threat of hurricanes, co-host Alisyn Camerota introduced Avlon's "Reality Check" as she pivoted:
  • The doomsday lies of climate activists never stop Exclusive: Vijay Jayaraj dispels Greta Thunberg's claim about recent India flooding, U.S. wildfires

    09/03/2020 11:22:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 9/2/2020 | Vijay Jayaraj
    But often this grim and devastating image of natural calamities does not reveal the complete picture. In fact, climate activists exaggerate weather events (short-term and local) as climate events (long-term and global to regional) and misrepresent regular incidents as unprecedented ones. Last month, I came across a retweet by Greta Thunberg, a globally recognized climate activist. She retweeted a tweet showing recent flooding in India. The tweet was preceded and followed by a series of tweets that highlighted allegedly climate-driven natural disasters in an attempt to drive home the need for climate action. It was surprising for me to learn...
  • EPA cracks down on 'ideologically driven regulations' New methane standards part of 'big puzzle' involving environment

    08/24/2020 7:12:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 8/23/2020 | Jason Issac
    Last Thursday, the EPA announced the adoption of new environmental standards that will reduce overburdensome regulations on methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations. While the climate alarmists will scream that the end is near, the EPA estimates the new regulations will increase methane emissions by only a few percent over the next 5 years. And it represents an important shift in the EPA’s stance on whether it should regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs) other than carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • California Suffers 2nd Day of Blackouts as Wind, Solar Power Falter

    08/16/2020 10:07:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies ^ | 8/15/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    California suffered a second day of rolling electricity blackouts on Saturday evening as the state’s power grid struggled to deal with a heat wave that caused a surge in consumer demand. There was widespread public confusion, as the state’s electricity grid operator had said earlier in the day that no blackouts would be necessary. Bay Area public radio station KQED reported: The California Independent System Operator, the agency that manages the state’s complex power grid, had expressed optimism as late as 4:30 p.m. that no emergency declaration would be necessary. An emergency Friday night — formally known as a Stage...
  • The Left's Double Standard on Energy Policies

    08/07/2020 9:26:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 8/6/2020 | John Stossel
    Was the power on in your house this morning? If so, thank fossil fuels! A few parts of America do get energy from other sources. Washington state has fast-flowing rivers that allow Washingtonians to get most of their electricity from hydroelectric power. Iowa now gets about 40% of its electricity from wind. But most of us get power from the much-hated fossil fuels, primarily natural gas and coal. Burning them does pollute, although government-mandated controls like scrubbers in smokestacks have nearly eliminated the dangerous pollutants, such as sulfur dioxide. (Yes, government has done some useful things.) But fossil fuels still...
  • Fracking Insanity

    05/30/2020 8:07:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 5/30/2020 | Bob Beauprez
    The coronavirus won't destroy America's energy industry. But Democrats might. Progressive lawmakers like Senator Bernie Sanders have long called for a nationwide ban on fracking. But even Joe Biden, the "moderate" Democratic apparent nominee, recently seemed to embrace this radical idea. The oil and gas industry has already taken a big blow to the gut. Because of reduced demand caused by lockdown orders nationwide and a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, the unthinkable happened in April when an oil futures contract sank into negative territory. In my home state of Colorado, hundreds of wells have been abandoned and...
  • Greta Thunberg Lashes Danes for [Checks Notes] Releasing Waste Water into the Sea

    05/27/2020 7:47:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 5/26/2020 | Simon Kent
    Swedish climate worrier Greta Thunberg restarted her global campaign against all manner of “climate sins” on Wednesday by lashing the Danish capital Copenhagen for channeling waste water overflow into the sea. According to AP, for the last six years the city has pumped large amounts of waste water into the seaway separating Sweden and Denmark during heavy rains.
  • Jane Fonda Demands Coronavirus Recovery Money Be Used to Fight Climate Change

    05/02/2020 8:21:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 5/1/2020 | David Ng
    Actress and environmental activist Jane Fonda used May Day to renew calls to end fossil fuels and protect worker rights while she urged against corporate bailouts during the coronavirus pandemic, especially for oil and drilling companies. Instead, the actress is demanding that the government allot recovery money to green or sustainable energy as well as to efforts to create a “level playing field” for workers. “These historic sums of stimulus money aren’t going to happen again, maybe even during our lifetimes. And where they go and how they are spent will determine so much about what kind of future we...
  • How Did CBS Celebrate Earth Day? Declaring Humans Aren’t Needed

    04/23/2020 10:12:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 4/22/2020 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    How did CBS Evening News celebrate Earth Day? By sharing the ugly sentiment that humans were not needed. That’s exactly what reporter John Blackstone suggested in his Wednesday report touting how the deadly Chinese coronavirus, which had killed more than 47,000 Americans and left 22 million unemployed, was keeping the country stuck inside. “Tonight, we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth day. There were supposed to be big celebrations around the world, but instead, people are celebrating inside and they're celebrating cleaner air and cleaner water,” boasted anchor Norah O’Donnell as she led into the segment. Blackstone kicked off his...
  • Heartland Institute accuses 'climate alarmists' of exploiting COVID-19 pandemic to advance agenda

    04/07/2020 2:28:18 PM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 4/7/2020 | Sam Dorman
    The conservative Heartland Institute released a report on Tuesday in which it criticized leading politicians, activists, and media outlets for using the coronavirus to push their environmental agenda. "Not surprisingly coronavirus alarm has pushed most other issues and concerns out of the news ⎯ much to the dismay of climate alarmists," said Steve Milloy of the Heartland Institute. "But the alarmists aren’t taking displacement by coronavirus lying down. In fact, many climate alarmists are trying to use coronavirus as a means of advancing their agenda. They are trying to surf it." The report, published on and, comes amid...
  • Delingpole: Harrison Ford, Starring Now in ‘Indiana Jones and The Temple of Eco Fascism’

    11/05/2017 8:23:12 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 11/4/2017 | James Delingpole
    America’s biggest problem right now is that “We’ve got people in charge of important shit who don’t believe in science.” Well, at least it is if you believe that world-renowned expert Harrison Ford. Ford was speaking at an environmental awards ceremony in Culver City, California, where he was fêted for his work as executive vice chair of Conservation International. According to Hollywood Reporter: “We face an unprecedented moment in this country. Today’s greatest threat is not climate change, not pollution, not flood or fire,” Ford said during his acceptance speech of the Founders’ Award. “It’s that we’ve got people in...
  • The Media Is ‘100% Wrong’ About This Aspect Of The Latest Climate Change Report(DOH!)

    11/04/2017 6:26:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 11/4/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The newly-released National Climate Assessment (NCA) has sparked a tidal wave of media coverage, with a particular focus on how it contradicts the Trump administration’s stance on global warming. Read pretty much any publication, and you’d also read that Americans are “already” feeling the effects of unchecked global warming. The NCA reviews and summarizes the state of global warming and how it may be impacting the U.S., attributing all current warming to human activities. The NCA is the work of scientists, but the report’s media messengers are embellishing some of the report’s key findings with respect to current U.S. weather...
  • Renewable Energy – By Royal Decree!

    11/04/2017 4:46:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 11/4/2017 | Paul Driessen
    In 2016, Missouri generated 96.5% of its electricity with fossil fuel and nuclear power, 1.6% with hydroelectric, and just 1.5% with wind and solar. The St. Louis Metro Area did roughly the same. But now, by royal decree, the St. Louis City Crown has made it clear, the climate must be perfect all year – and by 2035 the city will somehow, magically be powered by 100% “clean, sustainable” electricity. The Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution calling for this to happen – via tougher energy efficiency measures and a transition to wind and solar power. The decision was...
  • 'Zero emissions' will test the convictions of Canberrans

    11/02/2017 6:21:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 11/2/2017 | Viv Forbes
    Canberra, with its “zero emissions” target, yearns to be Australia’s greenest address. Good. Let’s use them as a full-blown test of “zero emissions” before we all jump over that cliff. Canberra (the center of Australia Capital Territory, the equivalent of the District of Columbia) passes thousands of laws for us. If their zero emissions dream is fair dinkum, they need to pass just three laws for themselves. First, ban all petrol, diesel and gas-powered trucks, cars, boats, generators, and aeroplanes from Canberra. That should remove emissions from their atmosphere, food from their supermarkets, and leave their roads free for pedestrians...