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  • 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...
  • Denying the Catastrophe: The Science of the Climate Skeptic’s Position

    10/17/2010 8:09:34 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Warren Meyer
    In last week’s column, I lamented the devolution of the climate debate into dueling ad hominem attacks, which has led in almost a straight line to the incredible totalitarian vision of the 10:10 climate group’s recent film showing school kids getting blown up for not adhering to the global warming alarmists’ position. In writing that column, it struck me that it was not surprising that many average folks may be unfamiliar with the science behind the climate skeptic’s position, since it almost never appears anywhere in the press. This week I want to give a necessarily brief summary of the...
  • 5 ethanol plants cited for pollution

    10/12/2010 7:41:51 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    wahpeton daily news ^ | 10-12-10 | ap
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The push to produce more ethanol in Minnesota has come with a cost to the environment. Five ethanol plants in Minnesota have paid nearly $3 million in the past year for violating air and water quality standards. For example, Buffalo Lake Energy in Fairmont was fined for producing ethanol without a wastewater treatment system permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Another plant illegally discharged wastewater into a creek. Several have failed to regularly monitor emissions and discharges.
  • WI Gov Doyle Global Warming bill AB 649 decieves

    01/29/2010 11:51:05 AM PST · by mosesdapoet · 4 replies · 430+ views
    AB 649 is Wisconsin's governor Doyle (D) highly touted bill to reduce CO2 emissions that adapt CA EPA regulations and mandate the way electricity is made 24% green to prevent "global warming". CO2 emissions does not cause "global warming" read "the Patterson effect (linked). Through CO2 hyperbole politicians saw a method to collect more taxes through a system known as "cap and trade" or worse yet hook up with producers of green energy devices (snip) CO2 hype also force-fed state and federal bureaus such as Clifornia's EPA into unmanageable unresponsive massive bureaucracies (snip)California EPA seems to have come up with...
  • New Scientific Study: CO2 Absorption Into Atmosphere Hasn't Changed in 160 YEARS

    01/01/2010 10:29:11 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 616+ views
    University of Bristo/The Lid ^ | 1/1/2010 | The Lid
    Most of the man-made CO2 caused by man does not remain in the atmosphere, it is absorbed by the oceans and continents. Only about 45% of man-made CO2 stays in the atmosphere. However, the global-warming moonbats have suggested the ability of oceans and plants to absorb CO2 recently may have begun to decline and that the airborne fraction of man-made CO2 emissions is therefore beginning to increase causing the amount of CO2 to increase also . Many climate models also assume that the airborne fraction will increase. For the moonbats, understanding this number is important for predicting future climate change,...
  • ND eyes suit against Minnesota over carbon tax

    12/29/2009 11:33:31 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 27 replies · 1,028+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-29-09 | ap
    BISMARCK, N.D.—North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he expects the state to file a lawsuit against Minnesota over its plan to tax carbon dioxide created by electrical generation. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission wants to add a fee of $4 to $34 per ton of carbon dioxide to the cost of electrical generation starting in 2012. The majority of electricity in North Dakota is generated by coal-fired power plants, which emit carbon dioxide. North Dakota officials consider it an unfair tax on electricity produced in the state and say it would discourage its use by Minnesota utilities.
  • All 5 Global Baseline C02 Monitoring Stations Are Suspiciously Sited…Climategate Dejavu?

    12/06/2009 5:48:19 PM PST · by opentalk · 5 replies · 975+ views
    Right Soup ^ | December 5, 2009 | Erin
    Now that we’re all in the mood to question extravagantly funded scientists, perhaps we should take a look at the tomfoolery involved in global carbon dioxide monitoring. C02 is the boogy-man, right? Well, it seems that taking a close look at how the big guy puts up the big numbers is in order right about now. The U.S. NOAA openly admits to producing a CO2 record which “contains no actual data.” Two of the five NOAA “baseline” stations are downwind from erupting volcanoes. All five are subject to localized or regional CO2 sources. Hmmm. Climategate collaborator Dr. Andrew Manning worked...
  • Welcome to Solar Minimum

    07/28/2009 11:44:31 PM PDT · by FredDardick · 22 replies · 1,332+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 21, 2009 | Fred Dardick
    Unfortunately for Democrats, global warming is much more complicated science than what their theories predict. The greatest contributing factor to global temperatures isn’t atmospheric carbon dioxide, it’s the sun. The sun’s release of energy has natural variations and it is currently in a state known as solar minimum; the lowest energy output by the sun as it oscillates through an approximate 11 year cycle of activity, also known as the Schwabe cycle. This is the primary reason for the colder than normal temperatures recorded across the country this summer.
  • (Japan') DPJ vows 25% CO 2 cut versus Aso's 8%

    07/26/2009 7:03:15 PM PDT · by Ronin · 7 replies · 490+ views
    The Japan Times (Kyodo) ^ | Monday, July 27, 2009 | Kyodo News
    The Democratic Party of Japan will pledge a 25 percent cut in Japan's greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 from 1990 levels in its manifesto for the upcoming national campaign, party officials said Sunday. Bidding to wrest power from the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition, the DPJ has decided to set a more ambitious emissions goal than the 8 percent target set last month by Prime Minister Taro Aso. The DPJ's target, however, is the same as that pledged by the LDP's coalition partner, New Komeito. The DPJ's strategy would entail the adoption of a cap-and-trade system under which each company's...
  • 8 Dems oppose quick debate on global warming bill(Fast-track)

    03/16/2009 6:10:54 PM PDT · by rgr · 29 replies · 850+ views ^ | March 16, 2009 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    8 Dems oppose quick debate on global warming bill Eight Senate Democrats are opposing speedy action on President Barack Obama's bill to combat global warming, complicating prospects for the legislation and creating problems for their party's leaders. The eight Democrats disapprove of using the annual budget debate to pass Obama's "cap and trade" bill to fight greenhouse gas emissions, a measure that divides lawmakers, environmentalists and businesses. The lawmakers' opposition makes it more difficult for Democratic leaders to move the bill without a threat of a Republican filibuster. The budget debate is the only way to circumvent Senate rules that...
  • E.P.A. Expected to Regulate Carbon Dioxide

    02/18/2009 8:59:09 PM PST · by phatus maximus · 58 replies · 1,271+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/18/2009 | John M. Broder
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act for the first time to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists blame for the warming of the planet, according to top Obama administration officials. The decision, which most likely would play out in stages over a period of months, would have a profound impact on transportation, manufacturing costs and how utilities generate power. It could accelerate the progress of energy and climate change legislation in Congress and form a basis for the United States’ negotiating position at United Nations climate talks set for December in Copenhagen. The...
  • The Global Boogie Man

    01/29/2009 8:04:56 PM PST · by Delacon · 18 replies · 598+ views
    Eurweb ^ | January 29, 2009 | JOSEPH C. PHILLIPS
    Congressman for life Henry Waxman (D-CA) chairman of the house committee on Energy and Commerce has promised that he will move quickly and decisively to move climate legislation out of his committee before memorial day.       The Associated Press quotes Waxman as saying, "Our environment and our economy depend on congressional action to confront the threat of climate change and secure our energy independence." Waxman continued, "U.S. industries want to invest in a clean energy future, but uncertainties about whether, when and how greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced is deterring these vital investments."       Waxman envisions that industries are...
  • Farmers Panic About a ‘Cow Tax’ [greenhouse gas regulation......]

    12/01/2008 11:21:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies · 5,459+ views
    Farmers Panic About a ‘Cow Tax’ By Kate Galbraith Should their greenhouse gases be taxed? (Photo: Steve Ruark for The New York Times) The comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency’s exploration of greenhouse gas regulation ended last Friday, with farmers lobbying furiously against the notion of a “cow tax” on methane, a potent greenhouse gas emitted by livestock. The New York Farm Bureau issued a statement last week (PDF) saying it feared that a tax could reach $175 per cow, $87.50 per head of beef cattle and upward of $20 for each hog. Such a tax would represent a...
  • New York To Reduce State Truck Emissions ($20,000 Per Truck; Governor Wants 188 New Taxes & Fees)

    12/18/2008 3:38:00 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 23 replies · 1,212+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/25/08
    NY officials want older trucks fitted with emission-reducing equipment; cost put at $195M ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York is taking steps to reduce diesel emissions in its construction fleet. The Department of Environmental Conservation is floating proposed regulations requiring trucks made before 2007 to be fitted with emissions-reducing equipment and to use ultra-low-sulfur fuel by 2011. The new regulations would apply only to state-owned trucks or trucks used for state contract work. The DEC estimates it will cost $195 million to retrofit about 30,000 state trucks. The New York State
  • EU parliament approves climate change package

    12/17/2008 9:01:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 977+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/17/08 | Christian Spillmann
    STRASBOURG (AFP) – The European Parliament on Wednesday approved the EU's climate change package, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020, lifting the last hurdle to the ambitious plan. Six texts on the package, already agreed by the 27 European Union member states, were passed by a large majority of the MEPs present. "We have sealed the climate package," said European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering, after the vote. The so-called "20-20-20" climate package, which Europe hopes will serve as a model to other nations, will oblige EU nations to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent...
  • Late Night Global Warming Vanity

    12/15/2008 10:09:34 PM PST · by Lilpug15 · 90 replies · 6,728+ views
    Self | 12/16/08 | Misc.
    A report about why global warming due to carbon dioxide is flawed hypothesis based off of crappy math models. Some of these guys are from the UN's IPCC who left because they so strongly disagreed. Oh, also to give you an idea of how many scientists that is compared to those who think global warming is occurring thanks to carbon dioxide: "The over 650 dissenting scientists are more than 12 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers. " Here's the link to where these quotes come from: Here...
  • Obama left with little time to curb global warming

    12/14/2008 8:50:40 PM PST · by Astronaut · 33 replies · 1,436+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/14/08 | Associated Press
    Mother Nature, of course, is oblivious to the federal government's machinations. Ironically, 2008 is on pace to be a slightly cooler year in a steadily rising temperature trend line. Experts say it's thanks to a La Nina weather variation. While skeptics are already using it as evidence of some kind of cooling trend, it actually illustrates how fast the world is warming.
  • Warmist hysteria intensifies as temperatures plunge

    12/15/2008 6:58:11 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 35 replies · 2,069+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | 12/15/08 | Thomas Lifson
    With temperatures falling since 1998's peak, and much of the nation shivering, global warming propagandists become have become shriller, even asserting counterfactual propositions. Case in point: Seth Borentstein "science" reporter for the Associated Press. Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters debunks the "global warming is accelerating" nonsense offered by AP to gullible (or mendacious) editors in newsrooms across the country. It is remarkable to see bald-faced lies so readily debunked. The willingness of media outlets to
  • Obama left with little time to curb global warming

    12/14/2008 5:43:16 PM PST · by smartyaz · 64 replies · 2,552+ views
    Ironically, 2008 is on pace to be a slightly cooler year in a steadily rising temperature trend line. Experts say it's thanks to a La Nina weather variation. While skeptics are already using it as evidence of some kind of cooling trend, it actually illustrates how fast the world is warming.
  • Snow falling in New Orleans

    12/11/2008 6:47:16 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 76 replies · 3,114+ views ^ | 12/11/08 |
    <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Snow is falling in the New Orleans area.</p> <p>The National Weather Service says a mixture of sleet and snow is falling Thursday morning from Baton Rouge east across much of southeastern Louisiana.</p> <p>The winter weather closed some schools and created hazardous driving conditions.</p>
  • Will the U.N. Chill Out on Climate Change? - The U.N.'s own observations show no warming trend...

    12/09/2008 9:16:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,155+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 09, 2008 | Patrick J. Michaels
    The U.N.'s own observations show no warming trend, but things may still get hot and bothered in Poznan. Ten thousand people from 86 countries have descended upon Poznan, Poland, for yet another United Nations meeting on climate change. It’s the annual confab of the nations that signed the original United Nations climate treaty in Rio in 1992. That instrument gave rise to the infamous 1996 Kyoto Protocol on global warming, easily the greatest failure in the history of environmental diplomacy. Al Gore himself descends on Wednesday to personally bless the conclave’s work product — which, based on past history, we...
  • Climate Change Part 1 - The Basis For Controversy

    10/04/2008 4:24:43 AM PDT · by Delacon · 4 replies · 493+ views ^ | September 20, 2008 | Gareth Black
    During the past 15 years a major world-wide controversy has arisen concerning the earth's climate: Is it getting warmer? - and if so the cause of this phenomena.Two different aspects of the same controversy, but rolled into one by many people. These people assume that acceptance of the global warming theory means accepting that mans' industrial activities are causing the problem. Such people fail to see that the two issues are separate. Belief in global warming does not mean belief in mans' culpability.The man-made global warming theory polarizes people like no other. Most of the average people who have...
  • World needs more CO2, environment confab told

    04/05/2008 6:29:27 AM PDT · by kindred · 36 replies · 2,403+ views
    WND ^ | April 5, 2005 | unknown
    You could have heard a pin drop at the Hong Kong conference designed to persuade the airline industry to cut back on its production of so-called greenhouse gases to fight "global warming." The "Greener Skies 2008" conference had just heard from David Archibald, a solar scientist asserting that climate change is mostly dictated by solar cycles, not carbon dioxide levels, as conventional wisdom suggests. Archibald didn't just tell the group not to worry about carbon dioxide emissions. He told those gathered they should figure out ways of increasing CO2 output. "In a few short years, we will have a reversal...
  • The Prometheus Guide to Green Energy

    02/13/2008 9:09:54 AM PST · by tang0r · 7 replies · 89+ views
    Pay Your Air Share ^ | 2/13/2008 | Jason Treece
    Here’s a news flash for you: Oil prices are skyrocketing, fossil fuel energy is choking the planet, and Al Gore says that Mother Earth is weeping. As global consumption of oil continues to grow, we’re warned, your frustration at having to spend $250 to fill your Escalade with gas could ultimately undermine the very fabric of our society. But at the same time, the market is also responding with advancements of its own. Here are five of the most relevant areas of technological development that look to bridge the gap between fossil fuels and the clean energy of the future.
  • Are your Compact Fluorescent bulbs really helping?

    12/19/2007 1:18:19 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 147 replies · 274+ views
    They may lower your bills, but don't really do much for C02: The U.S. Energy Star program says that if every home in America replaced one normal light bulb with a would be equivalent to taking 800,000 cars off the road. Sure, that sounds like a lot, but it's less than 0.1 percent of registered cars worldwide. Plus, transportation accounts for only about one-fifth of global emissions anyway. Just the increase in the amount of coal that China will burn by 2020 will send as much C02 into the atmosphere as 3 billion Ford Expeditions, each driven 15,000 miles...
  • GOP Candidates Don't Understand Climate Change

    12/12/2007 11:58:22 AM PST · by Thickman · 23 replies · 385+ views
    In watching today's final debate I was extremely disappointed in the candidate's answers regarding climate change policy. Have none of these politicians studied this issue at all? Are they all just playing to the popular "consensus"? Even President Bush is caving to the media pressure on this subject (ostensibly to protect his legacy).
  • The Real History of Carbon Dioxide Levels

    03/24/2007 4:45:59 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 20 replies · 18,528+ views
    Greenie Watch ^ | March 23, 2007 | Dr. John Ray
    The Real History of C02 Levels Prof. Beck's paper "180 YEARS OF ATMOSPHERIC CO2 GAS ANALYSIS BY CHEMICAL METHODS" has now been published in the journal Energy and Environment. A PDF copy of the full paper can be obtained from the author: The short version of Beck's paper can be found here: (Note: Chart could not be cut and pasted. Go to to see chart) Excerpt below. It shows that actual past measurements of atmospheric CO2 have undergone great variation in levels from time to time in the period surveyed. Levels were not "flat" before the 20th...
  • Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts? (Evidence it is not man made)

    02/05/2007 9:26:36 AM PST · by Rodney Kings Brain · 73 replies · 2,670+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Feb. 5th, 2007 | By Timothy Ball
    Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts? By Timothy Ball Monday, February 5, 2007 Global Warming, as we think we know it, doesn't exist. And I am not the only one trying to make people open up their eyes and see the truth. But few listen, despite the fact that I was the first Canadian Ph.D. in Climatology and I have an extensive background in climatology, especially the reconstruction of past climates and the impact of climate change on human history and the human condition. Few listen, even though I...
  • In Climate Controversy, Industry Cedes Ground

    01/23/2007 10:19:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies · 1,119+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 23, 2007 | Jeffrey Ball
    The global-warming debate is shifting from science to economics. For years, the fight over the Earth's rising temperature has been mostly over what's causing it: fossil-fuel emissions or natural factors beyond man's control. Now, some of the country's biggest industrial companies are acknowledging that fossil fuels are a major culprit whose emissions should be cut significantly over time. A growing number of these companies are pushing for a mandatory emissions limit, or "cap." Some see a lucrative new market in clean-energy technologies. Many figure a regulation is politically inevitable and they want to be in the room when it's negotiated,...
  • Climate Conflict (Sun responsible for Climate Change)

    07/18/2003 9:05:08 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 6 replies · 199+ views
    The Science Channel ^ | 7/18/03 | The Science Channel
    Climate Conflict Saturday, July 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT Environmentalists predict catastrophe: The enhanced greenhouse effect will lead to drastic global warming, bringing on hurricanes, drought, famine and floods. But what if their prophesies of doom are wrong? Maverick Danish scientist Henrik Svensmark is challenging the greenhouse theory. His research has lead to the conclusion that the sun is the main driver of the climate. This documentary explores the latest findings from highly esteemed international scientists who support the possibility that the climate is changing mostly because of natural variations of the sun. Money, science, prestige, and possibly the fate...
  • More CO2 discoveries

    05/13/2003 10:19:07 PM PDT · by EdZ · 90 replies · 2,410+ views
    Physics Today ^ | August 2002 | Sarmianto and Gruber
    We have learned much about the workings of natural sinks like the oceans and terrestrial plants, but are just beginning to understand how their behavior might change as atmospheric CO2 concentrations rise. Organic carbon buried in sediments as coal, natural gas, and oil over literally hundreds of millions of years is being consumed as a result of human activities and returned to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide (CO2) on a time scale of a few centuries... Because of anthropogenic emissions, atmospheric CO2 has climbed to levels that are presently more than 30% higher than before the industrial revolution,1,2 as seen...
  • April Fools

    04/14/2002 11:35:53 AM PDT · by cd jones · 8 replies · 293+ views
    4-12 | Larry Weitzman
    April Fools By Larry Weitzman 04/12/2002 April 1st is usually reserved for jokes, but what happened in the California Senate last week was no laughing matter. The Senate Committee on Environmental Quality, after just an hour of testimony and 30 minutes of discussion, made a scientific decision without one statement from a qualified scientist. The committee's five Democrats voted to approve the bill AB 1058 while its two Republican members opposed the measure. AB1058 is a bill that would give the state the power to regulate CO2 emissions from passenger cars. Passenger cars generate CO2 emissions when they burn fossil...