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  • Demon Coal

    02/14/2017 3:00:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2017 | Norman Rogers
    Coal is a gift that we have in abundance. The vast reserves of coal guarantee the United States energy for hundreds of years. Coal is efficient. No fuel, other than uranium, is cheaper. Coal burns clean in modern plants. Strip-mining coal in the modern way improves the landscape. According to the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. demonstrated coal reserve base is 477 billion 2,000-pound tons, enough for more than 500 years at current consumption rates. In the eyes of the diminishing crowd of believers in catastrophic global warming, coal is evil, a demon. Why? Because it is mostly carbon, and...
  • From 2009: EPA Formally Declares CO2 a Dangerous Pollutant

    01/23/2017 7:17:46 AM PST · by central_va · 52 replies
    THeDailySignal ^ | 12/7/09 | nicolas loris
    Step aside, elected Members of Congress. If you can’t pass cap and trade legislation, The Environmental Protection Agency will move in with massively complex and costly regulations that would micromanage just about every aspect of the economy. They announced today that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten public health and the environment. Since 85 percent of the U.S. economy runs on fossil fuels that emit carbon dioxide, imposing a cost on CO2 is equivalent to placing an economy-wide tax on energy use. The kind of industrial-strength EPA red tape that the agency could enforce in the name...
  • Now Here's Some Good News: Global Warming Emissions Could Actually Be in Decline

    12/09/2015 12:39:25 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 17 replies
    Vice News ^ | December 8, 2015 18:20 UTC | Eva Hershaw
    As world leaders in Paris scramble to reach a climate agreement aimed to mitigate the consequences of untamed greenhouse gas emissions, they have been dealt a rare dose of good news. Scientists writing in the journal Nature Climate Change estimate that for the first time in the last 15 years, global carbon dioxide emissions have flatlined, and possibly even declined. "It is difficult to overstate the significance of this development," said Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University. "What it shows is that we are indeed now turning the corner in transition from a...
  • The hypocrisy of Green

    05/20/2015 6:31:05 AM PDT · by Baynative · 9 replies ^ | 5/19/2015 | Lorraine Yapps Cohen
    “Green” started as the stand against pollution. To the “greenies,” that pollution seldom seemed small enough, especially when the pollutants were made by evil humans rather than by nature itself. Green is no more good for saving the environment than it is for protecting the people. Green wears the badge of hypocrisy. Being green requires minimizing pollutants in products, places, people, and the environment. But it depends on what is a pollutant and how little of it is little enough. The EPA, for example, has declared CO2 a pollutant, the invisible, odorless, tasteless, non-toxic substance that sustains all life on...
  • Al Gore at SXSW: We Need to ‘Punish Climate-Change Deniers’ and ‘Put a Price on Carbon’

    03/16/2015 9:19:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 84 replies ^ | March 16, 2015 10:37 am | Cole Mellino
    The South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival is happening now in Austin, Texas. Running from March 9 to 22, it’s a massive film, interactive and music festival that is nearly 20 years old. The festival brings together designers, developers, investors, entrepreneurs and politicians for panels and discussions about technology and innovation. For the third time in the last few years, Al Gore, founder and chairman of the Climate Reality Project, spoke at the festival on Friday. Naturally, his interactive discussion focused on addressing the climate crisis. The former vice president focused on the need to “punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should...
  • Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Spirit Lands: January 3, 2004 about 8:35 pm PST

    01/03/2004 1:24:42 PM PST · by mdittmar · 65 replies · 763+ views
    Step-by-Step Guide to Entry, Descent, and Landing.On the evening of January 3, 2004, Spirit is scheduled to land on Mars. Here's a step-by-step guide to what will happen. To watch mission controllers live during entry, descent and landing, please tune into NASA TV at 6:45 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
  • Images reveal 'sea of ice' near Mars' equator

    02/26/2005 4:02:49 AM PST · by FYREDEUS · 8 replies · 632+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2005
    Images reveal 'sea of ice' near Mars' equator Associated Press AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Images relayed by a European space probe reveal the existence of a sea of ice close to the equator of Mars, scientists said Tuesday at a conference in the Netherlands. The existence of water or ice would significantly increase the chance microscopic life may also be found on Mars. The evidence comes from photographs - not yet published - taken last year by the European Space Agency's Mars Express probe currently orbiting the red planet. Scientists have long theorized there was once water on Mars and data...
  • Curiosity Rover Confirms Martian Air Is Mostly CO2

    07/18/2013 1:23:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    AP) ^ | July 18, 2013 11:28 AM
    There was a small surprise: Viking found nitrogen to be the second most abundant gas in the Martian air, but Curiosity’s measurements revealed a nearly equal abundance of nitrogen and argon, a stable noble gas. Mission scientists are puzzled, but suspect it might have to do with the different tools used to sample the atmosphere.
  • 'Four-billion-year chill' on Mars

    07/21/2005 1:57:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 777+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/21/05 | David Whitehouse
    A chemical study of Martian meteorites implies that the planet has always been cold and was rarely above freezing.Writing in Science, researchers have been able to determine the maximum temperature the rock experienced. There is no evidence that it was ever warm, they say, as it records near surface conditions for four billion years. The water erosional features seen on Mars must have been made during very brief periods, they conclude. Thermal historyAlthough the current average temperature at the Martian equator is about minus 55 Celsius, many scientists believe that the Red Planet was once warm enough for water...
  • Mr. President, CO2 is not Pollution, it’s the Elixir of Life

    09/23/2014 7:19:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | September 23, 2014 | Craig Idso
    resident Obama will attend a United Nations climate summit in New York this week where he will try to gather support for an international agreement to curb emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which he labels as carbon pollution. This could not be further from the truth. Talk with most any biologist or botanist and you will find an opposite perspective, one in which CO2 is the elixir of life. We all learned in primary school that atmospheric CO2 is the building block of plant life, the primary raw material that they utilize during the process of photosynthesis. As demonstrated in...
  • EPA Admits to Senate that CO2 Regs Not About Pollution Control

    07/27/2014 3:10:20 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 29 replies Global Warming ^ | July 25, 2014 | Roy W. Spencer
    On Wednesday, before the Senate EPW Committee, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy had this priceless quote regarding the EPA’s proposed carbon dioxide regulations (italics added): “And the great thing about this proposal is it really is an investment opportunity. This is not about pollution control. It’s about increased efficiency at our plants…It’s about investments in renewables and clean energy. It’s about investments in people’s ability to lower their electricity bills by getting good, clean, efficient appliances, homes, rental units.”
  • Minnesota ordered to cut carbon emissions 41 percent

    06/03/2014 5:25:09 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 35 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-2-14 | Amy Forliti
    emissions by nearly 41 percent over the next 15 years as part of a sweeping plan President Barack Obama announced Monday to reduce pollution from power plants. Obama's plan calls for a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions nationwide by 2030, when compared with 2005 levels. It sets different goals for each state, and some that rely heavily on coal won't have to make as many reductions. Minnesota is one of nine states told to reduce their 2012 levels by more than 40 percent, to help meet the nation's overall reduction goal. Officials with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, utilities...
  • Democrats brace for climate rule fallout

    06/01/2014 8:34:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Pollutico ^ | June 1, 2014 11:08 PM EDT | Darren Goode and Andrew Restuccia
    The major climate rule that the Obama administration is unveiling Monday is a political gamble for the president’s party — but some Democrats see the risk as manageable, and the cause more than worth it. The Environmental Protection Agency’s rule, meant to cut greenhouse gas pollution from thousands of existing power plants, poses obvious dangers in November for Democrats in coal country and other energy-rich states, as well as regions where many voters dislike federal intrusion. It also poses unknown risks in 2016, when states will have to seek EPA approval for their plans to comply with the rule. But...
  • {Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.} Senator presses EPA to scrutinize refinery emissions

    01/17/2014 8:51:38 AM PST · by thackney · 16 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 17, 2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Obama administration is focused on paring greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants, and at least one senator wants refiners to be in the crosshairs too. During a Thursday hearing on President Barack Obama’s climate action plan, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., pressed Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy to begin zeroing in on carbon dioxide emissions from refiners, industrial ovens and commercial boilers. The EPA has been obligated to tackle carbon pollution from power plants and refineries since a December 2010 settlement with conservationists. Obama directed his EPA to focus on new and existing power plants first, however,...
  • Coal Miner's Slaughter: Thousands Protest War On Coal

    10/30/2013 3:47:20 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 40 replies
    Investor's Business daily ^ | October 30, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Regulation: More than 3,500 coal supporters descended on Washington Tuesday to protest environmental rules requiring technology that doesn't exist, designed to turn the Saudi Arabia of coal into the Bangladesh of energy. Members of Congress, union members, miners and their families stormed Capitol Hill to air their grievances about President Obama's policies that make it harder to burn or mine coal. They were protesting the government shutdown that hasn't ended — that of the coal industry in pursuit of environmental goals that ignore global temperatures that haven't budged in 17 years and greenhouse-gas emission declines that have occurred as a...
  • Die (The) CO2 Luge (Lie)

    02/06/2012 6:16:34 PM PST · by Paul Pierett · 11 replies
    From the news agency , “THE CO2 LIES … pure fear-mongering … should we blindly trust the experts?” That’s what Germany’s leading daily Bild (see photo) wrote in its print and online editions today, on the very day that renowned publisher Hoffmann & Campe officially released a skeptic book – one written by a prominent socialist and environmental figure. This is huge. More than I ever could have possibly imagined. And more is coming in the days ahead! The Bild piece was just the first of a series. Mark this as the date that Germany’s global warming movement took...
  • The global warming sell-out

    06/07/2002 1:09:28 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 25 replies · 948+ views ^ | Friday, June 7, 2002 | Joseph Farah
    Global warming is now a "fact." It's a fact because the Bush administration has conceded it as such to the United Nations. There's little point in debating the theory any more. Man is altering his environment and creating future disaster scenarios that only computer models and Ph.Ds in earth sciences can predict. Never mind that only 30 years ago, some of the same scientists were prophesying doom and gloom from a new ice age. They've seen the light since then. There's a new consensus emerging. After all, the scientists who get the government grants all agree that global warming is...
  • California approves extensive carbon-trading scheme

    12/17/2010 1:09:50 PM PST · by kingattax · 63 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12-17-10
    California has approved an extensive carbon-trading plan aimed at cutting greenhouse emissions. State regulators passed a "cap-and-trade" framework to let companies buy and sell permits, giving them an incentive to emit fewer gases.
  • EPA at 40 -- An Agency Out of Control

    12/02/2010 11:45:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/2/10 | Phil Kerpen
    Today is the Environmental Protection Agency’s 40th birthday. Thank you Richard Nixon: you left us a heck of a legacy on this one. The media is sure to tout the remarkable environmental progress in the United States over the past 40 years, and indeed we have never had cleaner air, cleaner water, or more plentiful wildlife. By any objective measure, environmental progress has been remarkable over the past 40 years, but it was also remarkable for decades before the creation of the EPA, and indeed every advanced economy has seen dramatic environmental improvement, regardless of its regulatory model.
  • Maryland’s on Climate Change, created by Executive Order in 2007 (trading CO2 emission Dec 10)

    10/26/2010 1:19:31 PM PDT · by goldendays · 34 replies
    green.maryland.go ^ | 10/26/2010 |
    Addressing Climate Change Maryland’s Commission on Climate Change, created by Executive Order in 2007, has concluded that our State would see significant economic and environmental benefits from taking early, immediate actions to reduce global warming pollution. With more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, Maryland is the fourth most vulnerable state in the nation to the effects of climate change and rising sea levels. Scientists worldwide agree that early carbon reductions of at least 25 percent are necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Welcome Upcoming Auctions Auction 10 December 01, 2010 Auction 11 March 09, 2011 Auction...