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  • Al Gore: Donald Trump's position on climate change 'should concern everyone'

    05/23/2016 6:52:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Scott Stump
    In "An Inconvenient Truth,'' Gore used charts and graphs to make the connection between increasing carbon emissions and the changing climate. Trump has called climate change a hoax created by China. "President [Jimmy] Carter said that he hopes [Trump] will be malleable, so I don't know,'' Gore said before laughing.
  • Al Gore: Donald Trump's position on climate change 'should concern everyone'

    05/23/2016 12:28:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    today.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Scott Stump
    Ten years after the Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore is concerned that a potential Donald Trump presidency could roll back progress in the fight against climate change. "He has said some things on the climate crisis that I think should concern everyone,'' the former vice president told Anne Thompson in an exclusive interview on TODAY Monday."I'm not Pollyanna-ish, but I do think that there is still some basis for hope." In "An Inconvenient Truth,'' Gore used charts and graphs to make the connection between increasing carbon emissions and the changing climate. To mark the 10th anniversary of...
  • Orwellian Global Warming Dreams

    05/22/2016 6:06:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/22/2016 | James Wanliss
    In March a group of Democratic attorneys general formed AGs United for Clean Power. It sounds nice enough, doesnt it? New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, standing beside a grinning Al Gore, announced that the gang was going after any energy providers and distributors who may have committed thought crimes such as questioning the human cause of the 0.8oC global warming since 1880. MIT atmospheric scientist Richard Lindzen said the appropriate response to this tiny warming is to shrug and say, So what? It is a tiny fraction of the daily temperature change in most places, and a smaller fraction...
  • 10 Years Later, Al Gore Says His Film Underestimated Global Warming

    05/21/2016 6:53:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 72 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore told The Hollywood Reporter his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth actually underestimated how serious global warming would be despite all the patently false predictions he made in the film. I wish the film had over-estimated the seriousness of the crisis, but unfortunately it actually underestimated how serious it is, Gore told THR in an interview Thursday, just days before the 10th anniversary of his film. [dcquiz] But on the positive side, solutions are now being developed so quickly that there is real cause for hope and optimism, Gore said. Gores 2006 film claimed global...
  • Trump Voters: Not So Irrational: (Political scientist who applies the rational choice theory... )

    05/07/2016 11:37:34 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 38 replies
    The WallStreet Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Allysia Finley
    The political scientist who applies the rational choice theory of economics to voters says there was a method to the GOPs primary madness. Go to the source:
  • An Inconvenient Review: After 10 Years Al Gores Film Is Still Alarmingly Inaccurate

    05/06/2016 11:24:56 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    dailycaller ^ | May 13, 2016
    Its been nearly one decade since former Vice President Al Gore released his film An Inconvenient Truth. It sent shockwaves through American politics and emboldened environmental activists to push for more regulations on American businesses. Gore warned increasing carbon dioxide emissions would spur catastrophic global warming that would cause more extreme weather, wipe out cities and cause ecological collapse. To stop global warming, humans needed to ditch fossil fuels and basically change every aspect of their lives. Watching An Inconvenient Truth is sort of like going back in time. Back to a world where flip phones were cool and Futurama...
  • Al Gore: TV News on Extreme Weather Like a Nature Hike Through Book of Revelation

    05/07/2016 8:48:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) Former Vice President Al Gore said on Thursday that the news reports of extreme weather, which he believes is caused by climate change, is like the end days described in the Bibles New Testaments Book of Revelation.The climate-related extreme weather events and I wont go through all of them but every night on the television news now is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation, Gore said at the Climate Action 2016 summit in Washington, D.C.
  • Climate Hustle Trailer [Video: One Night Theater Event Coming in May!]

    04/22/2016 3:41:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/3/16
    One-night national theater event -- May 2, 2016. Visit www.ClimateHustle.com for info on tickets and locations.
  • The Political Death of American Coal

    04/19/2016 5:07:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 19,2016 | Stephen Moore
    There was a time in America and it wasn't even so long ago that liberals cared a lot about working-class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions e.g., raising the minimum wage but at least their hearts were in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. Radical environmentalists took control of the Democratic Party. These leftists care more about the supposed rise of the oceans than the financial survival of the middle class. The industrial unions made a catastrophic decision to get in bed with these...
  • Gore's RICO-style Prosecution of Global Warming Skeptics

    04/15/2016 7:54:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/15/2016 | Russell Cook
    Al Gore is back in the news, prominently seen in a March 29 press conference led by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, where Schneiderman and his fellow AGs announced the latest effort to use racketeering laws to prosecute climate change deniers. Minutes after first thanking Gore for attending and noting how his 2006 movie galvanized the worlds attention about the urgency to act on climate change, Schneiderman spoke of how the group was working to find creative ways to enforce laws being flouted by the fossil fuel industry and their allies in their short-sighted efforts to put profits...
  • Record Cold Temperatures Sweep Into Northeast; Another Arctic Blast on the Way

    04/05/2016 4:22:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    weather.com ^ | 4/5/16
    Record cold temperatures for early April have swept into some Northeast and Great Lakes cities to begin this week. Subzero readings were even observed near the Canadian border in northern Michigan, northern New York and northern Maine Tuesday morning. More record cold is possible on Wednesday morning in the Northeast. Then the cold will become more expansive late this week due to yet another southward dip in the jet stream which will allow more arctic air to push south from Canada.
  • Sanders campaign: Clinton owes us an apology for 'lying' remark

    04/01/2016 7:25:58 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 1, 2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Hillary Clinton owes Bernie Sanders campaign an apology, the campaign said Friday. Clinton on Thursday accused Sanders camp of lying, alleging that his campaign has been claiming Clinton accepts money from the fossil fuel industry a statement she forcefully rejected when confronted by an environmental activist. I think she probably owes the senator an apology for that because the senator is not lying about her record, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver told MSNBC. Hes talking about her record. Hes talking about her practices. She obviously doesnt like it, but that doesnt make it lying because you dont like it....
  • Al Gore and Eric Schneiderman Hail Best, Most Hopeful Step Against Climate Change

    03/29/2016 4:47:30 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Observer ^ | 03/29/16 | Will Bredderman
    Former Vice President Al Gore today lauded what he called the best, most hopeful step in years to contain global warming: 16 state prosecutors joining New York Attorney General Eric Schneidermans crusade against energy giants that they assert have fraudulently fought caps on greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Gore joined Mr. Schneiderman and a contingent of attorneys general ranging from Vermont to the Virgin Islands at the Empire State pols Lower Manhattan office. The official occasion was a joint amicus brief the lawyers filed with the federal district court currently weighing the fate of President Barack Obamas Clean Power Plan, which...
  • Climate Change: The Greatest-Ever Conspiracy Against The Taxpayer

    03/28/2016 11:49:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 28, 2016 | by JAMES DELINGPOLE
    If all the countries do their bit then the total reduction in global warming by the year 2100 will be 0.170 degrees Centigrade. As a climate sceptic friend of mine pointed out at the time, youd experience a bigger temperature increase than that just walking down from the top to the bottom of the Eiffel tower. So theres your deal folks: you and taxpayers like you are paying $1.5 trillion a year to reduce the worlds temperatures by the end of this century by 0.170. Its so perfectly ridiculous its almost funny. And I suppose on a...
  • Al Gore urges world leaders to sign Paris climate deal

    03/17/2016 12:45:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 17, 2016
    World leaders must show their commitment to tackling global warming by signing the Paris climate agreement at a ceremony in April at the United Nations, climate change activist and former US vice president Al Gore said. "There is an overwhelming amount of hope that the Paris climate agreement could be a turning point towards a more resilient, low-carbon future," Gore told Reuters. "While the deal is not enough by itself, it is a major step forward." The key is for countries to switch to renewable energy, Gore said. "With the Paris agreement, we send a signal to the business community...
  • The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet

    03/16/2016 8:57:35 AM PDT · by Fhios · 11 replies
    Time ^ | 3/16/2016 | Times Staff
    For our second annual roundup of the most influential people on the Internet, TIME sized up contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news. Heres who made this years unranked list:
  • Beverly Hills' crackdown on water wasters is having the desired effect ( except David Geffen and )

    03/14/2016 8:12:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 14, 2016 | Matt Stevens
    Officials in Beverly Hills say they tried it all: educational campaigns, usage restrictions and written notices for people suspected of wasting water. Despite those efforts, the community missed its savings target every month since June, when a statewide 25% reduction in urban water consumption became mandatory amid the punishing drought. As a result, state regulators fined the city, saying publicly that its water wasters "should be ashamed." About four months ago, city officials got tough. Beverly Hills sent letters to dozens of customers in November warning them of high water use and urging them to cut back. The city also...
  • ACADEMIC GIBBERISH WATCH: WE HAVE ANOTHER WINNER

    03/05/2016 11:13:14 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 75 replies
    .powerlineblog ^ | MARCH 4, 2016 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    Take a look at this abstract from the journal Progress in Human Geography: Glaciers, Gender, and Science:A FEMINIST GLACIOLOGY: framework for global environmental change research Mark Carey, M Jackson, Alessandro Antonello, Jaclyn Rushing ABSTRACT Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging...
  • MIT Report: Carbon Tax Necessary to Break Fossil Fuel Dependence

    03/03/2016 3:06:18 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 34 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 03-03-2016 | MIT
    Renewable energy advocates like to point out that the cost of renewable fuels, like solar power, have dropped substantially in the last few years. The cost of solar power for instance has fallen by more than two-thirds since 2009. Yet for all the excitement about renewable power, the reality is that the entire energy sector has essentially been in a state of deflation for the last decade. The notable drop in oil prices over the last two years aside, costs of producing oil both in the U.S. and in many parts of the world have fallen dramatically. The phase out...
  • Washington considers nation's first carbon emissions tax

    02/28/2016 10:10:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2016 11:09 AM EST | Phuong Le
    Washington could become the first state in the nation to impose a direct tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and natural gas. A ballot measure before the state Legislature would create a carbon tax of $25 per metric ton of fossil fuel emissions burned in Washington, while reducing taxes. ...
  • former UN climate chief's promotion has set off renewed fury over sexual harassment allegations

    02/22/2016 4:23:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 4 replies
    PRI ^ | February 16, 2016 | Rhitu Chatterjee
    Pachauri, who has headed TERI since 2001, is renowned internationally for his work on climate change, for which he shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. He is facing charges of sexual harassment and stalking made last February by a 29-year-old female employee at TERI, who has since resigned from her position. Pachauri denied the allegations, but stepped down from his position at the IPCC. Last May, an internal committee at TERI found him guilty of sexually harassing the woman. But still, last week, TERI announced that he was promoted to the position of executive vice chairman, an...
  • Just a fraction of the world's oil supply isn't profitable at $35 a barrel

    02/12/2016 12:52:48 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/12/2016 | Bob Bryan
    Wood Mackenzie's report, cited by the energy news service Platts, said about 3.4 million barrels' worth of oil a day was not profitable below $35 a barrel. According to the International Energy Agency, the world's supply is 97.07 million barrels a day. While today's oil prices are below this threshold, the report suggests the price at which US shale and other producers would be forced out of the market is lower than previously thought. As Platts writes, "For many producers, being cash negative is not enough of an incentive to shut down fields as restarting flow can be costly and...
  • When Obama carried out his Solyndra scam, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison

    02/03/2016 8:22:06 AM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 8, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    When Obama carried out his Solyndra con game, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart went to prison forbreaking In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the company’s shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign, that the company had spent a large sum of money on lobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings with White House officials. It was also revealed that the Obama administration had...
  • Big Oil's Effort To Tax Carbon and Your Family's Finances

    01/30/2016 9:44:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    As world leaders gathered in Paris last month for the United Nations climate summit, many seemed surprised that several large oil companies, including BP and Shell, endorsed a carbon tax as a "key element" of any international climate deal. Less surprising was the preference of those in the renewable energy sector to see a tax on carbon. The implication was of course that if major companies - oil companies in particular - want to tax themselves, who are we to stand in the way? It must be an indication that the climate crisis is so acute that even they have...
  • Yet another prediction of doom over Greenland ice melt and the AMOC that we can ignore

    01/26/2016 10:41:53 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com/ ^ | / 4 days ago January 22, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the “fresh melt water will disrupt the planet” department, except that this ongoing alarm has already been debunked by NASA, see:NASA refutes Mann and Rahmstorf – Finds Atlantic ‘Conveyor Belt’ Not SlowingIllustration depicting the overturning circulation of the global ocean. Throughout the Atlantic Ocean, the circulation carries warm waters (red arrows) northward near the surface and cold deep waters (blue arrows) southward. Image credit: NASA/JPL Melting Greenland ice sheet may affect global ocean circulation, future climateUniversity of South Florida and international scientists find influx of freshwater could disrupt the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, an important component of global...
  • LIVE THREAD - Algore: We Have Ten Years Before the Earth Cooks

    01/26/2016 8:47:14 PM PST · by Fester Chugabrew · 37 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | January 27, 2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    He's attending parties and posing for pictures with his fans. He's enjoying macaroni and cheese at the Discovery Channel's soiree. He's palling around with Laurie David of Curb Your Enthusiasm, who is the husband of Larry David, who drives the Prius and then flies the GV. Larry David says, "You know, Al is a funny guy, but he's also a very serious guy who believes humans may have only 10 years left to save the planet from turning into a total frying pan."
  • Algore Countdown: Final Hours

    01/26/2016 4:34:58 PM PST · by Diamond · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | January 26, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So everybody's asking me, "What's gonna happen?" You know, we've been running the Gore countdown clock at RushLimbaugh.com for ten years. It happens tomorrow, January 27th. Algore said ten years ago that we had ten years to save the planet, that if we didn't, that life on earth would be totally unlike it was ten years ago. And then guys like Larry David came along, "You know, Al, he's a funny guy, but when he gets serious, you have to listen, 'cause Al's telling us that if we don't act on this, the earth is gonna become...
  • Insider leaks real reason for GOP kingpins' anti-Cruz venom

    01/23/2016 5:33:17 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 112 replies
    WND ^ | 1/23/16 | Greg Corombos
    It's well known that many Republicans in Washington do not like Sen. Ted Cruz, but the full extent of that antipathy is coming to light this week as several current and former lawmakers say they prefer Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, although they have little regard for either man. Some GOP consultants and strategists started the rumblings in recent days. Then Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told Republicans in his state to oppose Cruz because of the senator's opposition to ethanol subsidies. But the story broke wide open on Wednesday when former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee...
  • IBD Calls Out Al Gore As His 10-Year 'Planetary Emergency' Deadline Looms

    01/23/2016 8:27:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 23, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    On January 26, 2006, former Vice President, current climate alarmist and centimillionaire Al Gore told the Associated Press's David Germain that "unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return." . Tuesday, as DC and much of the Northeast finishes digging out from a serious and possibly historic weekend snowstorm, will be the tenth anniversary of Gore's "planetary emergency" warning. The "global warming" true believers in the establishment press will never hold Gore accountable for his nonsense, which is why going to alternative sources such as...
  • Five Ways We Know Al Gore's Been Running A Global Warming Racket

    01/23/2016 7:21:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    IBD ^ | 01/23/2016
    Ten years ago Monday, Al Gore said we had only a decade left to save the planet from global warming. But Earth has been doing just fine. Why do we listen to this man? While preening at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2006 during the premiere of his "An Inconvenient Truth" fib-umentary, Gore made his grand declaration. The former vice president said, in the words of the AP reporter taking down his story, that "unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return." In Gore's...
  • Top 10 Climate Change Predictions Gone Spectacularly Wrong

    01/17/2016 10:31:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 1/16/16 | Analytical Economist
    **SNIP** 1. Biologist Paul Ehrlich predicted in the 1970s that: "Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make," and that "The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years." 2. In January 1970, Life reported, "Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support... the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution... by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half..." 3. In...
  • Saudi Arabia buying up farmland in US Southwest

    01/16/2016 10:52:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 15, 2016 | Jeff Daniels
    Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries are scooping up farmland in drought-afflicted regions of the U.S. Southwest, and that has some people in California and Arizona seeing red. Saudi Arabia grows alfalfa hay in both states for shipment back to its domestic dairy herds. In another real-life example of the world's interconnected economy, the Saudis increasingly look to produce animal feed overseas in order to save water in their own territory, most of which is desert. Privately held Fondomonte California on Sunday announced that it bought 1,790 acres of farmland in Blythe, California -- an agricultural town along the...
  • Al Jazeera America going dark after less than three years on-air

    01/14/2016 6:13:46 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/14/16 | Robert Laurie
    Can't imagine why you weren't watching. When fossil fuel-phobic Al Gore sold his “Current TV” network to Al Jazeera, we noted the oil-based irony and mourned the passing of our favorite primetime lineup. After all, Current had been home to crackpots like Keith Olbermann and Dating Game contestants like Jennifer Granholm for the better part of ten years. That kind of crazy is hard to come by and we knew that we wouldn’t see anything quite like Current again. MSNBC does it’s best to fill the void, but it’s just not the same. Anyway, Al Jazeera America premiered a little...
  • Al Gore Invents The Internet: This Week In Tech History

    01/12/2016 12:33:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 11, 2016 | Gil Press
    January 11, 1994 The Superhighway Summit is held at UCLA's Royce Hall. It was the "first public conference bringing together all of the major industry, government and academic leaders in the field [and] also began the national dialogue about the Information Superhighway and its implications." The conference was organized by Richard Frank of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Jeffrey Cole and Geoffrey Cowan, the former co-directors of UCLA's Center for Communication Policy. The keynote speaker was Vice President Al Gore who said: "We have a dream for…an information superhighway that can save lives, create jobs and give...
  • ‘No Extinctions’: Polar Bears Survived Periods When The Arctic Had No Ice(DOH!)

    01/11/2016 10:40:34 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/11/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore shocked Americans in "An Inconvenient Truth" when he said polar bears were drowning because global warming was melting Arctic sea ice, but now a new study shows that polar bears did just fine even when there was no ice covering the Arctic. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks released a study claiming the "stratigraphic record of the last 1.5 (million years) indicates that no marine species' extinction events occurred despite major climate oscillations," including periods where the Arctic was completely ice-free in summertime. "Some species thought to be...
  • Top US Admiral Fired For Questioning Obama Purchase Of Mansion In Dubai (Russian propaganda)

    01/10/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 161 replies
    A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of the United States Navy’s top commanders was relieved of his command a few hours ago after he sent out an “email/posting” revealing that President Barack Obama was in the process of purchasing a multi-million dollar seaside luxury villa in the United Arab Emirates city (UAE) of Dubai. According to this report, the Commander of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 15, Rear Admiral Rick Williams, posted a “pointed” query on 8 January [since deleted] to the US Naval Institute’s “Readiness Kill Chain” “recipients/responders”...
  • Obama's Keystone saga takes new turn

    01/10/2016 4:45:04 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    the hill ^ | 10 Jan 2016 | timothy cama
    The “fair and equitable” piece is where the Obama administration is most vulnerable, said David Gantz, a trade law professor at the University of Arizona College of Law. “The issue becomes, if there is a very detailed procedure for approval or disapproval of pipelines, whether the U.S. followed those procedures or whether it went beyond the criteria or procedures,” Gantz said. “I would say the U.S. is pretty vulnerable on that one issue,” he said, “in part because the White House staff and others essentially said, ‘we know we’re doing this politically and to make a statement,’ but the regulations...
  • Where the world lives: Map shows half the planet's population lives on just 1% of its land

    01/10/2016 1:19:26 PM PST · by Reeses · 65 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | January 7, 2016 | Stacy Liberatore
    Land covers 196.9 million square miles of the planet, which is broken up into 196 countries that are home to 7.125 billion people. With so much land available on Earth you would think people are spread out evenly throughout the world - but a stunning new map reveals that isn't the case. An entrepreneur used data from Nasa to understand where most of the world's population resides and found half of us are crammed into just one percent of the world.
  • Bjrn Lomborg: Mr. Gore, Your Solution to Global Warming Is Wrong

    07/22/2009 10:59:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 804+ views
    Esquire ^ | August 2009 | Bjrn Lomborg
    The plan we are most likely to adopt to address climate change will cost far too much and do next to nothing. The fight over the science of warming is over, yes. But the debate over the solution to global warming hasn't even begun. I. A False Choice On a family visit to Kenya long before he became president of the United States, Barack Obama declared that he wanted to go on safari. His Kenyan half sister, Auma, chided him for being a neocolonialist."Why should all that land be set aside for tourists," she asked, "when it could be used...
  • Keystone lawsuit spotlights climate politics

    01/08/2016 5:01:25 PM PST · by Dartman · 12 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan.8/16 | Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson
    The Keystone XL saga has taken a new twist in the New Year. On Jan. 6, TransCanada (the company that would have built and operated the Alberta to Texas pipeline) launched two lawsuits over President Obama's November rejection of the pipeline. One of the lawsuits will challenge the president's constitutional authority to grant permits when Congress has already acted, as it did in early 2015 when a bipartisan bill was passed approving the construction of the pipeline. The second lawsuit seeks damages of more than US$15 billion by issuing a claim under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade...
  • Mark Steyn Whips a Senate Sub-Committee on Climate Change

    01/08/2016 4:36:25 PM PST · by American Quilter · 15 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 8 Dec 2015 | Mark Steyn
    "My name is Mark Steyn. I am not a scientist. I am an author. My main interest in climate science is that Michael E Mann, the inventor of one of its most notorious artifacts, is suing me for "defamation of a Nobel Prize winner" -- a crime that I was not aware existed, especially in his case, as according to the Nobel Institute he is not a Nobel Prize winner. So I recently edited a book about it called "A Disgrace to the Profession": The World's Scientists -- in Their Own Words-- On Michael E Mann, His Hockey Stick, and...
  • State Treasurer asks governor to suspend Energy Department's troubled loan program

    01/08/2016 12:53:40 PM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Jan. 8, 2016 | Ted Sickinger
    State Treasurer Ted Wheeler asked Gov. Kate Brown Thursday to suspend the Energy Department's troubled Small-Scale Energy Loan Program.
  • If we’re going to fix climate change, we’ll have to get creative

    01/07/2016 2:16:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2016 | By Thomas Kostigen
    The developing world deserves reparations from wealthier nations as compensation for the harmful climate change effects that are mostly our fault. It's us who have tainted our global commons by emitting vast amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and us whose actions have led to extreme weather and other disasters in the world's most vulnerable regions. But a strictly financial mea culpa from rich nations won't be enough. Rich countries should also invest in geoengineering projects to provide solutions for those on the front lines of climate change: those who cannot afford to pay for more adaptive and resilient...
  • Saudi Arabia Plans 'Thatcherite Revolution'

    01/07/2016 11:35:14 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Saudi Arabia is mulling the sale of shares in Aramco, believed to be the world's most valuable company, as part of plans to repair its finances and open up its economy. The announcement was made by the country's deputy crown prince as Saudi's secretive, state-owned oil firm grapples with the effects of oil prices nearing 12-year lows . Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist: "That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months." The Saudi economy has taken a battering from the oil price decline and the finance ministry...
  • What I Pondered While I Was Away

    01/04/2016 3:43:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 4, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I try to avoid getting too deep or heavy on this program, but I had a lot of free time over the last 10 days or so, just to sit around and think as things came to my mind and ponder various things that just jumped in and jumped out of my mind. I didn't purposely focus on anything. I just reacted to whatever thoughts that I had that might have been stimulated by things I was reading. I didn't watch much television while I was gone. You look at this countdown clock and Algore and the...
  • The World According to Gore: Last Days

    01/04/2016 2:58:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 4, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have been shocked (pleasantly so) to see some in the Drive-By Media recognize our Algore countdown clock at RushLimbaugh.com. Back in 2006, Algore said that we had ten years remaining. Ten years. Humanity had 10 years left to save the earth from what was then called global warming. And if we didn't save it in ten years, it was all lost, it was hopeless, and the fate of humanity would be hanging in the balance. Well, that 10-year anniversary comes up this month, January 27. Gore said we have 10 years left before the earth cooks,...
  • Climate Change a Threat to Credit Rating

    01/04/2016 12:29:22 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 6 replies
    Royal Gazette (Bermuda) ^ | January 4, 2015 13:00 GMT | Scott Neil
    Climate change could put Bermuda at risk of greater economic damage and dent its sovereign credit rating more than many countries and islands. That is the finding of a speculative report by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. Using direct damage data from Swiss Re, the agency estimated the possible adverse effect of climate change on 38 countries. It based its measurements on the expectation of a once-in-250-year natural catastrophe event striking, and the impact being exacerbated a further 20 per cent to represent the magnified additional damage expected to be inflicted due to climate change. Projected out 35 years to...
  • Limbaugh’s Al Gore Armageddon Clock About To Hit Zero After Ten Years

    01/04/2016 7:34:56 AM PST · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 1-2-2015 | KERRY PICKET
    Former Vice President Al Gore made a prediction for the earth's point of no return 10 years ago and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh held him to it since that day in 2006. The countdown clock on Limbaugh's site has been running for nearly 10 years since Gore's apocalyptic prediction about the earth as a result of greenhouse emissions. Less than a month remains in the countdown. Gore predicted, when his film "An Inconvenient Truth" was first released at the Sundance Film Festival, that the earth would be in "a true planetary emergency" within the next ten years unless drastic...
  • "Algore: We Have Ten Years Left Before Earth Cooks - The Rush Limbaugh Show"

    01/03/2016 11:24:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 35 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | January 27, 2006
    Larry David says, "You know, Al is a funny guy, but he's also a very serious guy who believes humans may have only 10 years left to save the planet from turning into a total frying pan." Now, the last time I heard some liberal talk about "ten years" it was 1988, Ted Danson. We had ten years to save the oceans; we were all going to pay the consequences, which would result in our death. Now Al Gore says we've got ten years. Ten years left to save the planet from a scorching. Okay, we're going to start counting....
  • Countdown to Gorepocalypse

    01/03/2016 8:14:32 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/3/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    That's it. Three weeks from tomorrow, it is all over for us, because CO2 emission have continued to grow. Watts deploys the scientific data showing that the Gorepocalypse is not developing in surface temperatures, killer storms, and the other indicia of doom.