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  • The campaign to ban gas stoves is heating up

    01/16/2022 1:16:08 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 16, 2022 | by Mike Bebernes
    Over the past three years, dozens of cities across the country have banned natural gas hookups in newly constructed buildings as part of a growing campaign to reduce carbon emissions from homes. The movement scored a major victory last month, when New York City’s outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a ban on gas hookups in new buildings. Though new laws apply to the entire home, the policy debate often focuses on one room in particular: the kitchen. Gas stoves account for a relatively small share of the emissions released by a typical household, but they’ve become a...
  • The Biggest Media Lies of 2021

    01/08/2022 12:06:06 AM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 3 replies
    General Dispatch Whatfinger News ^ | January 7, 2022 | Sarah Corriher
    [1:36 video clip] "How many of the biggest media lies from 2021 can you remember? Here’s my rapid fire version of the 2021 media lies. Share it to remind people just how much disinformation gets distributed by official media sources in a given year."
  • CLIMATE How the U.S. fell behind in lithium, the ‘white gold’ of electric vehicles

    01/15/2022 9:48:28 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 15 Jan 2022 | Jeniece Pettitt
    In order to power all of these EVs, we will need batteries — lots of them. This vital mineral in rechargeable batteries has earned the name “white gold” and the rush is on. But until the 1990s, the U.S. was the leader in lithium production. But there is only one operating lithium mine in the U.S., Albemarle’s Silver Peak in Nevada.
  • Macron humiliated: France facing blackouts as 10 nuclear reactors shut over safety fears

    01/15/2022 3:49:41 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Fri, Jan 14, 2022 | Jacob Paul
    FRANCE is reportedly facing blackouts as 10 of its nuclear reactors have shut down, spelling chaos for President Emmanuel Macron.The latest nuclear shutdown in France was announced by state energy giant EDF today. They said cracks were found near welds on a safety cooling system for two reactors at the Civaux plant in central France during routine safety checks. And EDF decided to shut down another two reactors at its Chooz plant in the eastern Ardennes region as a precaution because they are built to the same design. Karine Herviou, deputy chief executive of the French nuclear safety regulator IRSN,...
  • Tech Sell Off, Bubble Comparisons, China | ITK with Cathie Wood

    01/12/2022 9:57:10 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 7, 2022 | Cathie Wood [episode XXIV of "In the Know"]
    On episode XXIV of "In the Know," (January 7, 2022) ARK CEO/CIO, Cathie Wood, weighs in on the tech sell off, innovation stocks, autos, China, the tech & telecom bubble, and more. As always, she also discusses fiscal policy, monetary policy, the economy, market signals, economic indicators, and innovation. We hope you find this monthly series useful, especially during periods of heightened volatility. Stay Healthy. Stay Innovative.Tech Sell Off, Bubble Comparisons, China | ITK with Cathie Wood | January 7, 2022 | ARK Invest
  • The Energy Crisis Is Sending Shockwaves Through The UK Economy

    01/08/2022 10:06:51 AM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    Oil price ^ | Jan 08, 2022 | City A.M -
    Skyrocketing gas prices are sparking major concerns in the UK, with households bracing for higher bills and food prices. The energy crisis has already hit millions of Brits, but is set to hit more still. The UK is highly dependent on consumer spending to generate output, indicating the economy could still be in the mire heading into the spring. A wave of concern over the swelling cost of living is sweeping across Britain. While households are bracing for higher tax bills and are already being stung by food prices leaping, it is swelling energy costs that will hit hardest in...
  • ‘Humiliating’: 2004 Guardian Report Peddling Climate Doom By 2020 Frozen Out

    12/27/2021 2:29:30 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/27/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    The eco-extremists at the liberal Guardian should realize by now that the internet is forever. The outlet freaked out over 17 years ago about a frosty future thanks to a ridiculously inaccurate Pentagon prediction. The Guardian published a report in 2004 sounding the alarm bells over a “secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs” and obtained by sister newspaper The Observer. Here was the harrowing message, according to The Guardian: “[M]ajor European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020.”
  • Bizarre World Economic Forum Video Orders Citizens to Stop Washing Their Clothes to Fight Climate Change

    12/26/2021 9:06:54 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Dec 26, 2021 | Richard Moorhead
    A bizarre new video of the globalist World Economic Forum is ordering citizens of western countries to cease washing their clothes in order to fight climate change, following the WEF’s commands that the populace of developed nations eat bugs and renounce all possessions in order to lower carbon emissions. The strange missive appeared on the WEF’s Twitter feed on Sunday morning. The World Economic Forum, chaired by infamous “Great Reset” architect Klaus Schwab, routinely insists that decreasing the quality of life of average citizens is the way forward to deter climate change and supposed catastrophe. Twitter users chimed in to...
  • Biden boosts fuel-economy standards to fight climate change

    12/20/2021 3:30:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 20, 2021 | By MATTHEW DALY (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step to fight climate change, the Biden administration is raising vehicle mileage standards to significantly reduce emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases, reversing a Trump-era rollback that loosened fuel efficiency standards. A final rule issued Monday would raise mileage standards starting in the 2023 model year, reaching a projected industry-wide target of 40 miles per gallon by 2026. The new standard is 25% higher than a rule finalized by the Trump administration last year and 5% higher than a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency in August. “We are setting robust and rigorous standards that...
  • Manchin killing Build Back Better is 'devastating' to climate change action, experts say

    12/20/2021 2:10:50 PM PST · by Belteshazzar · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 20, 2021 | Ben Adler
    When Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced on Fox News on Sunday that he won’t vote for the current version of Build Back Better, experts predicted he may have single-handedly killed the world’s best hope of avoiding catastrophic climate change.
  • Top Dem pollsters paint bleak picture for Democrats — and they have the data to prove it

    12/20/2021 12:42:22 PM PST · by Twotone · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 20, 2021 | Chris Enloe
    Democratic pollster Doug Schoen is sounding the alarm for the Democratic Party’s 2022 midterm prospects. In fact, according to Schoen and fellow pollster Carley Cooperman, "Democrats’ political prospects are significantly deteriorating" — and they have the data to prove it. What do the data show? Recent data collected by Schoen Cooperman Research proves the Democratic Party is becoming increasing unfavorable and vulnerable to massive losses in 2022. The key findings include: 53% of likely voters believe President Joe Biden "hasn’t paid enough attention to the country’s most important problems," compared to 38% who believe Biden's priorities are correct; 66% of...
  • Joe Biden Settles into Hiding After Build Back Better Dies

    12/20/2021 8:14:36 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/20/2021 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Joe Biden settled back into hiding at the White House on Monday as he cleared his schedule of any public events. Biden returned to the White House from another weekend at his home in Delaware, but he did not engage with reporters shouting questions about the death of his Build Back Better bill or Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) declaration that he would not vote for it.
  • Scientists warn Antarctic glacier could collapse, raise sea levels at least a foot

    12/19/2021 7:11:32 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 122 replies
    .yahoo.com the hill ^ | 12/17/2021 | the hill
    cientists are warning an Antarctic glacier could collapse and cause sea levels to raise at least a foot in the next decade. The scientists said Monday at the American Geophysical Union the Thwaites glacier, which is the size of Florida, could collapse in the next three to five years. The ice shelf holding the glacier in place is quickly developing cracks due to the warm water hitting it, according to the scientists. "There's going to be a dramatic change in the front of the glacier probably within less than a decade," Ted Scambos, a senior research scientist at the Cooperative...
  • Amazon’s Bezos predicts only limited number of people will get to remain on Earth

    11/14/2021 7:33:45 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 126 replies
    Infowars.com ^ | November 14th 2021, 3:18 am | RT
    Humanity will move most industry into space and allow only a select few to remain on our planet, which will be turned into a natural resort, according to self-funded space explorer Jeff Bezos. The Amazon billionaire enthusiastically shared his predictions for what human civilization will look like in the future – with him personally helping to bring that future closer – during a talk at the annual Ignatius Forum in Washington, DC. He expects vast cylindrical space colonies spinning to create artificial gravity for millions of residents to take over most industrial production. Meanwhile, Earth will be turned into a...
  • Al Gore Calling For Government Tracking And Surveillance To Combat Climate Change

    11/10/2021 4:47:56 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    The Lid ^ | 9 Nov2021 | Jeff Dunetz
    Al Gore has been pushing the unproven climate change hypothesis ever since he left the Clinton administration, produced the 2006 fantasy movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” and begged an unwilling massage therapist, “Come on, Baby, Release my Chakra,”...Inconvenient Truth won awards, but then again, so did Andrew Cuomo’s daily COVID briefings. The Gore film was riddled with misconceptions and silly predictions. To make matters worse, Gore himself admitted on the tenth anniversary of the documentary this past May that the film is flawed, although he qualified his concession by insisting that he had underestimated the seriousness of the problem. Now that...
  • How should Calif. confront the rising sea? These lawmakers have some bold ideas

    08/22/2021 3:36:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    SF Gate ^ | August 21, 2021 | by Rosanna Xia, LA Times
    LOS ANGELES — In a year marked by record-breaking wildfires, extreme heat and unprecedented water shortages, California lawmakers say there’s another — seemingly distant, but just as urgent — climate catastrophe the state cannot afford to ignore: sea level rise. This oft-overlooked threat is the focus of more than a dozen new bills and resolutions this year — a remarkable political awakening mobilized by years of research and piecemeal efforts across the state to keep the California coast above water. There’s Senate Bill 1 — the very first measure introduced this legislative session — that confronts sea level rise adaptation...
  • Prehistoric Site Shows Modern Humans Weren’t First to Change the World

    12/17/2021 5:31:44 PM PST · by billorites · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 16, 2021 | Aylin Woodward
    A 125,000-year-old site in Germany known as Neumark-Nord reveals the earliest evidence of one of our hominin relatives, Neanderthals, leaving a lasting mark on their landscape. Located about 22 miles east of Leipzig, Neumark-Nord was dotted with small lakes during an era 130,000 to 115,000 years ago when glaciers had retreated from Europe. Archaeological evidence suggests Neanderthals, who hunted and gathered, moved into the area to capitalize on the milder climate during that time, and altered their landscape through increased use. These hominins hunted and butchered animals, produced tools, collected firewood and built campfires in the Neumark-Nord region for about...
  • Midterms look like another shellacking for Democrats Star Parker: With Biden going with the woke leftists on socialist bill, GOP stands to run the table

    10/06/2021 9:24:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/5/2021 1926 hrs EDT | Star Parker
    Going back to the first term of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, the party of first-term presidents gained seats in House midterm congressional elections only twice. Karl Rove reminded readers a few months ago in his Wall Street Journal column that, since World War II, the average loss of House seats of the party of each first-term president in congressional midterms is 28. The largest loss was 63 in the first midterm elections in Barack Obama's first term. This was after Democrats rammed through the Affordable Care Act without a single Republican vote. Given that Republicans need to pick...
  • Science and the Republican Brain

    04/30/2012 2:21:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies
    The American Magazine ^ | April 30, 2012 | Lee Harris
    The so-called Republican brain, with its deep resistance to yielding before mere scientific evidence, has played an indispensable role in the making of modern science, long before the emergence of the Grand Old Party. A new term of political opprobrium has been loosed upon the world: anti-science. Like many terms of abuse, it is easier to convey its meaning by an illustration than by a rigorous definition. For example, “If those damn Republicans weren’t so anti-science, we might have a chance of dealing with global warming.” Here’s another example: “Those damn Republicans are so anti-science that they want to see...
  • Schumer, Who Accused Trump of Russian Collusion, is Getting Paid by Putin

    12/13/2021 9:39:46 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 12/13/2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    So is every top Democrat who accused President Trump of Russian collusion. “A single, ominous question now hangs over the White House: What could possibly cause President Trump to put the interests of Russia over those of the United States?” Senator Schumer insinuated in 2018. Why is Schumer putting Russia’s interests ahead of those of the United States by blocking Nord Stream 2 sanctions on Putin’s pet pipeline into Europe? Schumer, along with a number of other top Democrats, is a beneficiary of campaign contributions from top Democrat fundraiser Vincent Roberti whose lobbying firm was paid over $8.5 million by...