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  • France's Total quits top U.S. oil lobby over climate policies

    01/15/2021 7:13:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 15, 2021 | By Ron Bousso
    LONDON - France’s Total on Friday became the first major energy company to quit the largest U.S. oil and gas lobby because of differences over climate policies. Total said in a statement it would not renew its 2021 membership with the American Petroleum Institute (API) following a review of the lobby’s climate positions, describing them as being only “partially aligned” with Total’s. The points of difference include API’s support for the rollback of U.S. regulation on emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas and how to assign a price to carbon, vital to any carbon trading system seen as critical...
  • Campaigners to Biden: Environmental justice key to tackling climate change

    01/15/2021 5:14:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 14, 2021 | By Valerie Volcovici, Matthew Green
    U.S. President-elect Joe Biden must place environmental justice at the heart of his plans to tackle climate change by tailoring policies to address the global inequalities at the root of the crisis, guests in a Reuters Next panel said on Thursday. The United States now had an opportunity to heed calls from climate justice movements around the world to push for a fundamental transformation of the global economy, said Osprey Orielle Lake, founder and executive director of the California-based Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network International. “The climate crisis really emerged from interlocking systems of capitalism, resource extraction, racism, patriarchy...
  • Stephen Moore: Biden’s $1.9 trillion ‘rescue plan’ could destroy 4 million jobs — here’s a better idea

    01/15/2021 1:34:26 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Stephen Moore
    Biden’s proposals will likely speed America further along the track to bankruptcy, higher interest rates, higher inflation and much higher taxes Can Uncle Sam tax, spend, borrow and print money to return America to prosperity? President-elect Joe Biden’s "American Rescue Plan," announced Thursday night, makes a $1.9 trillion bet that we can. The Biden plan is almost a replay — except with more than twice the price tag — of the strategy that President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Biden employed in 2009 with their $900 billion "stimulus" bill. Even by Obama’s own numbers, that bill led to hundreds of...
  • Polish prime minister condemns online censorship days after Trump dumped by Big Tech

    01/14/2021 6:48:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 14, 2021 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    WARSAW, Poland, January 14, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The prime minister of Poland has delivered a blistering denunciation of Big Tech censorship, following the recent ban of President Donald Trump and others by virtually all social media giants. On Tuesday afternoon, Mateusz Morawiecki, 52, published a post defending internet freedom in both Polish and English on Facebook. He said that Poles are “so attached to freedom because we know what it is like when someone tries to limit it.” “For close to 50 years we lived in a country in which censorship was practiced, in which Big Brother told us how...
  • Reminding Leftists What 'Fascist' Means

    01/14/2021 9:00:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | January 14, 2021 | Rob Jankins
    Leftists love to throw around the word “fascist,” although half the time they don’t appear to even know what it means. Usually, it’s just a way of insulting someone unenlightened enough to disagree with them. At best, they’re calling the person a big meanie, an authoritarian. But that’s not exactly (or at least not entirely) what a “fascist” is. Perhaps, for our leftist friends, a brief primer is in order. Fascism is a political and economic system that arose in Europe following World War I. It has three primary characteristics: extreme nationalism, authoritarianism, and a state-run economy. Indeed, in terms...
  • Return to the Yangs and Coms

    01/14/2021 7:03:44 AM PST · by Gort_Klaatu · 12 replies
    1/14/2021 | Self
    We are frighteningly headed to playing out a real life scenario of the classic Star Trek episode when Kirk and company fall into the middle of a war between the Yangs and the Coms. It is uncanny how today's events are mirroring the takeover of the United States by communist infiltration. We conservatives who actually study history know full well what the communist and Nazi regimes did to acquire power. It all starts with the media and control over the information medium. I will never forget the only thing I remember from my "Introduction to Mass Media" class in college....
  • How climate change is ruining retirement across America

    01/14/2021 6:57:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | January 13, 2021 | By Craig Miller
    Jay Gamel, 76, still talks about his Northern California home in the present tense, as if nothing had happened. “The place is a paradise by any measure,” says Gamel, who is semiretired. “The mountains are beautiful, the surroundings are gorgeous. It’s a postcard.” “That place is everything to me,” he says. “It has been my life. It’s the center of my being.” Or it was, until last October, when hot, dry easterly winds known as Diablos drove a fierce wildfire across the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Known as the Glass Fire, the flames tore through more than 67,000 acres of...
  • Climate Change Is Spurring Malnutrition in Kids Worldwide

    01/14/2021 6:47:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 14, 2021 | By Robert Preidt
    Rising temperatures caused by climate change are contributing to low diet quality and malnutrition among young children in many parts of the world, researchers say. Warmer temperatures now equal or exceed the impact of traditional causes of child malnutrition and low quality diets, such as poverty, poor sanitation and low levels of education, according to investigators from the University of Vermont. "Certainly, future climate changes have been predicted to affect malnutrition, but it surprised us that higher temperatures are already showing an impact," study co-author Meredith Niles said. The researchers assessed diet diversity among 107,000 children, 5 years and younger,...
  • Baby sharks are born scrawny and sick because of climate change

    01/14/2021 6:41:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Live Science via MSN ^ | January 14, 2021 | by Harry Baker
    Baby sharks are being born small, exhausted and undernourished as a result of rising ocean temperatures caused by climate change, according to a new study. Researchers looked at the effects of warming waters on juvenile epaulette sharks (Hemiscyllium ocellatum) — a small, egg-laying species of shark found in the Great Barrier Reef, that spends most of its time on the seafloor. Studying their egg sacs in a laboratory at the New England Aquarium in Boston, the researchers discovered that warmer waters led to premature births of the baby sharks inside. "The hotter the conditions, the faster everything happened, which could...
  • Poor nations need more cash to adapt to climate change - U.N.

    01/14/2021 6:37:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | January 14, 2021 | By Nina Chestney
    LONDON - Half of the world's climate change financing should go to helping poorer nations adapt to the effects of global warming, such as droughts, rising seas and floods, the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Thursday. Extreme weather last year such as torrential rains in Africa, record heat waves and warmer temperatures on tropical oceans is consistent with climate change, scientists say. Last year was one of the warmest on record and as impacts intensify, governments around the world must adapt better or face serious costs, damages and losses, the UNEP Adaptation Gap Report 2020 said. The 2015 Paris...
  • Why is the fascist left trying to incite violence with an ‘armed protest’ false flag? The socialist left is spending a lot of time trying to provoke the pro-liberty right into violence, Don't Take The Bait!

    01/13/2021 7:41:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 01/13/2021 | D. Parker
    At a time when they should be attempting reconciliation with the rest of the nation, the fascist left is dumping fuel on the flames. Why? Could it be that they have learned from last week that they get what they want when they provoke violence?It’s a staple of whenever the pro-liberty right wins an electoral contest that the nation’s socialist media begins talk of ‘bipartisanship’, reaching across the aisle and tempering our tone. Because whenever we win, we must immediately compromise with the nation’s socialist left, at least according to the nation’s socialist media.Contrast that with the present situation where...
  • Those Who Lived Under Communism Speak Out

    01/13/2021 3:57:18 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Eileen F. Toplansky
    The Hollywood crowd has abandoned any pretense for protecting the arts. Thus, "one Hollywood producer told PEN America that suggestions for projects critical of China aroused the fear that 'you or your company will actively be blacklisted, and they will interfere with your current or future project. *snip* Moreover, one would think that the media would be daily headlining the horrors being dealt upon China's minority in its far west, its Uighurs. After all, "the detainees, from the province of Xinjiang, are treated to a strict 're-education' program that includes what one escapee described as horrific physical abuse, including forced...
  • NGOs accuse France of climate inaction in landmark court case

    01/13/2021 3:07:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    France24 ^ | January 13, 2021
    Paris (AFP) - A Paris court will begin hearing a complaint brought by NGOs backed by two million citizens on Thursday accusing the French state of failing to act to halt climate change. The NGOs want to the court to hold the state responsible for ecological damage and say victory would mark a symbolic step in the fight to persuade governments to do more. An international accord signed in Paris five years ago aims to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, and preferably to 1.5 degrees. The French case is part of a mounting...
  • Hallmark Cards asks Hawley, Marhsall to return campaign donations

    01/12/2021 5:32:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    KCTV-5 ^ | January 12, 2021 | by GINA BULLARD
    A number of corporations say they will no longer support politicians who backed President Trump's false claims of election fraud. Kansas City's Hallmark is going on step further -- it wants its money back. HALLPAC -- Hallmark's political action committee said in a statement "Hallmark believes the peaceful transition of power is part of the bedrock of our democratic system, and we abhor violence of any kind." The recent actions of Senators Josh Hawley and Roger Marshall do not reflect our company's values. As a result, HALLPAC requested Senators Hawley and Marshall to return all HALLPAC campaign contributions. Hallmark’s political...
  • Climate change: US emissions in 2020 in biggest fall since WWII

    01/12/2021 4:15:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 12, 2021 | By Matt McGrath
    US greenhouse gas emissions tumbled below their 1990 level for the first-time last year as a result of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. A preliminary assessment from research group Rhodium says that overall emissions were down over 10%, the largest fall since World War II. Transport suffered the biggest decline, with emissions down almost 15% over 2019. Energy emissions also fell sharply, due to a decline in the use of coal. With stay-at-home orders in place, economic activity ground to a halt in March and April and this had significant implications for greenhouse gas emissions. In transport, the restrictions...
  • Socialists Claim Their System Is Morally Superior To Capitalism. They're Wrong.

    01/11/2021 8:17:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 01/11/2021 | Bradley Thomas
    In a December 23 article published on, Lipton Matthews made the compelling case for advocates of free market capitalism to prioritize the moral superiority of capitalism rather than making the case for capitalism’s superior productivity.“Demonstrating the impracticality of socialism is necessary, but is also an ineffective strategy to galvanize goodwill for capitalism, because objections to capitalism are usually predicated on moral grounds,” he wrote.Indeed, in the battle of emotions vs. rational justification in the human brain, emotions are king. You cannot penetrate emotional objections with more charts and spreadsheets.The most compelling case for economic freedom is not its economic...
  • Companies must set climate targets in line with science - executives

    01/11/2021 4:40:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 11, 2021 | By Susanna Twidale, Nina Chestney
    LONDON - Companies must listen to scientists and align their plans to reach net zero targets with a global pact to fight climate change, executives told a Reuters Next conference on Monday. But time is running out and scientists have delivered stark warnings that society as a whole needs rapid and unprecedented change to curb global warming and avoid catastrophic climate change. “Governments and companies need to be thinking about what the scientists are telling us. COVID-19 teaches us that,” said Sean Kidney, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Bonds Initiative. “Look at the mess made in Britain and the United States...
  • The state of the climate in 2021

    01/11/2021 3:38:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 10, 2021 | By Isabelle Gerretsen
    From unprecedented wildfires across the US to the extraordinary heat of Siberia, the impacts of climate change were felt in every corner of the world in 2020. We have come to a "moment of truth", United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in his State of the Planet speech in December. "Covid and climate have brought us to a threshold." BBC Future brings you our round-up of where we are on climate change at the start of 2021, according to five crucial measures of climate health. 1. CO2 levels The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere reached record levels in...
  • Fabian Socialist George Bernard Shaw: Justify Your Existence

    01/10/2021 5:01:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    George Bernard Shaw asks that all humans must face a panel to justify their existence. He is held in high esteem by the socialist left.
  • Bay Area candy store facing calls for boycott after owner seen at Trump rally

    01/09/2021 3:28:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    SF Gate ^ | January 8, 2021 | by Andrew Chamings
    A candy store in Menlo Park is getting trashed online and facing calls for a boycott after the owner was photographed at the Trump rally in Washington, D.C., that led to a mob rampaging through the U.S. Capitol. Sugar Shack owner Suzi Tinsley's appearance at the pro-Trump rally has caused such a backlash in the community that the store closed early on Thursday, reports ABC7. In a written statement, Tinsley stated that she attended the protest, which turned deadly after a Trump supporter was shot inside the Capitol, "for a peaceful march." Tinsley said that she herself was physically floored...