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  • American Geophysical Union Scraps Science, Now Faith Based

    06/29/2013 1:12:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 29, 2013 | Norman Rogers
    I recently attended a 3-day science policy conference sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The AGU is an association of 62,000 scientists who study the Earth. Although the conference was allegedly about science policy, it resembled a cross between a Scientology rally and a workshop for lobbyists from the Mohair Council of America. The euphemisms for lobbying by people who aren't supposed to be lobbying are "communication" and "outreach." The AGU believes, in a secular way, that God is on their side and the reason why they are being ignored, and not being given enough money, is that they......
  • The Great Green Con no. 1: The hard proof that finally shows global warming forecasts..

    03/16/2013 6:29:13 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK / Mail Online ^ | March 16, 2013 | David Rose
    No, the world ISN'T getting warmer (as you may have noticed). Now we reveal the official data that's making scientists suddenly change their minds about climate doom. So will eco-funded MPs stop waging a green crusade with your money? Well... what do YOU think? The Mail on Sunday today presents irrefutable evidence that official predictions of global climate warming have been catastrophically flawed. The graph on this page blows apart the ‘scientific basis’ for Britain reshaping its entire economy and spending billions in taxes and subsidies in order to cut emissions of greenhouse gases. These moves have already added Ł100...
  • Why I am not having kids (Hint: Rhymes with "schmarbon schmootprint")

    01/30/2013 9:24:04 PM PST · by Junior_G · 71 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 30, 2013 | Sharon Pian Chan
    My husband I just ended our debate about having children. To breed or not to breed, this was the question — and it had been ticking like an egg timer in the back of my head for 15 years. We talked about it for five months. In the car on the way to work. During dinner. For five minutes, for 30 minutes. After seeing nephews and nieces. I wanted it to be a decision we made, not one made for us by chance or time. I turned to friends with kids for advice. “Feel free to convince me to your...
  • Coal Company Layoffs Affect Hundreds Of Families (EPA's first victims)

    02/01/2012 6:15:17 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies
    WCYB.com ^ | February 1, 2012 | Drew Hinesley
    Its a tough time for hundreds of coal miners across southwest Virginia. That's because they're getting pink slips from A & G Coal, which is owned by Southern Coal Company. Mark Whooten is a spokesman for Southern Coal. He told News 5 who made the decision. "These layoffs are a decision by our corporate headquarters. They are market driven due to metallurgical coal market fluctuating violently at the present time." The company wouldn't tell us how many jobs they have cut, but we do know its sizeable according to the manager of the local employment office, Gary Hale. "On Monday...
  • 'From A-Z -- the scientific case for man-made climate fears has collapsed'

    10/19/2011 12:16:40 PM PDT · by ClimateDepot.com · 6 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | October 19, 2011 | Marc Morano
    Climate Depot key excerpt: The Antarctic sea ice extent has been at or near record extent in the past few summers, the Arctic has rebounded in recent years since the low point in 2007, polar bears are thriving, sea level is not showing acceleration and is actually dropping, Cholera and Malaria are failing to follow global warming predictions, Mount Kilimanjaro melt fears are being made a mockery by gains in snow cover, global temperatures have been holding steady for a decade or more, deaths due to extreme weather are radically declining, global tropical cyclone activity is near historic lows, the...
  • The Broken Planet Fallacy - The Solyndra boondoggle illustrates the folly of treating global...

    09/21/2011 1:39:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | September 21, 2011 | Jacob Sullum
    The Solyndra boondoggle illustrates the folly of treating global warming as an economic blessing. When Solyndra went belly up last month, less than a year after it started making solar arrays in Fremont, California, an Energy Department spokesman insisted that the $535 million the federal government had loaned the company was well spent. "The project that we supported succeeded," he said. "The facility was producing the product it said it would produce." That rather short-sighted definition of success exemplifies the loopy logic of President Obama's "green jobs" agenda, which justifies subsidies based on good intentions and employment opportunities rather than...
  • [Vanity] - Help Needed re Global Warming Being Taught to My 10-Year Old In Scool

    09/12/2011 7:21:16 PM PDT · by grady · 84 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | 9/12/2011 | grady
    Returning from ball practice tonight, my 5th grader informed me that today, in science class, he learned that carbon dioxide is causing global warming, melting glaciers, etc., etc. My initial reaction was to say "that's a bunch of baloney" but I contained myself. I'm not surprised that they're teaching it, and I'm ok with him hearing about it (it's everywhere nowadays anyway), provided he learns to take in the information with a critical mindset and challenge it. He'll learn more that way anyway. We discussed the difference between theories and facts, as well as the importance of using the scientific...
  • Climate scientists complain about Freedom of Information laws...

    05/26/2011 7:20:35 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 50 replies
    Freedom of information laws are being misused to harass scientists and should be re-examined by the government, according to the president of the Royal Society.
  • A link between climate change and Joplin tornadoes? Never!

    05/23/2011 5:19:41 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, May 23, 2011 | Bill McKibben
    Caution: It is vitally important not to make connections. When you see pictures of rubble like this week’s shots from Joplin, Mo., you should not wonder: Is this somehow related to the tornado outbreak three weeks ago in Tuscaloosa, Ala., or the enormous outbreak a couple of weeks before that (which, together, comprised the most active April for tornadoes in U.S. history). No, that doesn’t mean a thing. It is far better to think of these as isolated, unpredictable, discrete events. It is not advisable to try to connect them in your mind with, say, the fires burning across Texas...
  • Replacing God

    04/22/2011 7:13:35 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 5 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-22-11 | Cultural Limits
    Not too long ago, a co-worker asked me a question about doing something in the environmental/recycling arena. I looked at her and said, “I’ll do it because it’s there and when it’s easy, but I’m not going to make a religion out of it.” This particular person fell away from the Church, as we say, due to a situation over which a member of the clergy does owe her an apology. Since then, or maybe before that happened, this person became consumed with veganism, environmentalism and various other isms that manifest as a person changes life-style. In a country founded...
  • The CFL Fraud ILiberals gone wild - and Americans beleived them at their peril)

    04/19/2011 11:39:26 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    american thinker ^ | 4/19/2011 | Edmund Contoski
    A compact fluorescent light (CFL) on the ceiling burst and started a fire in a home in Hornell, N.Y. December 23, 2010. "Those are the lights everybody's been telling us to use," said Joe Gerych, Steuben County Fire Inspector. "It blew up like a bomb. It spattered all over." Fire Chief Mike Robbins said the blaze destroyed the room where the fire started and everything in it, and the rest of the house suffered smoke and water damage. The Arkport Village Fire Department as well as the North Hornell Fire Department required about 15 minutes to put out the fire....
  • David Evans, Carbon Accounting Modeler, Says It’s a Scam

    03/26/2011 3:33:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    JoNova ^ | March 26th, 2011 | Joanne
    Dr David Evans’ address to the Anti-Carbon-Tax rally, Perth Australia, 23 March 2011.Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen.The debate about global warming has reached ridiculous proportions and is full of micro thin half-truths and misunderstandings. I am a scientist who was on the carbon gravy train, understands the evidence,  was once an alarmist, but am now a skeptic. Watching this issue unfold has been amusing but, lately, worrying. This issue is tearing society apart, making fools and liars out of our politicians.Let’s set a few things straight. The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global...
  • Global Warming Alarmists Flip-Flop On Snowfall

    03/04/2011 1:43:05 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | Mar. 2 , 2011 | James M. Taylor
    Sitting in on a March 1 Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) press conference regarding global warming and heavy snowfalls, I couldn’t help feeling like the chairman of the Senate committee questioning mafia capo Frank Pentangeli in Godfather II. The chairman, listening incredulously as Pentangeli contradicts a sworn written statement he had earlier given to the committee, waves the written statement in the air and protests, “We have a sworn affidavit — we have it — your sworn affidavit…. Do you deny that confession, and do you realize what will happen as a result of your denial?” The UN Intergovernmental Panel...
  • Republicans recycle an old idea: the foam plastic coffee cup

    02/28/2011 9:36:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 28 February 2011 | Suzanne Goldenberg,
    Under the rule of the former speaker Nancy Pelosi, a number of steps were taken to reduce the carbon footprint of Congress. A bit like the Republican party, they are white, seemingly indestructible and bad for the environment. But after an absence of four years, foam plastic coffee cups have made a comeback in the basement coffee shop of the United States Congress building after Republicans began reversing a series of in-house green initiatives undertaken by Democrats. The about-turn was announced by a press aide to John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives, who tweeted on Monday morning:...
  • Consumer Reports says GM Volt falls short on range

    02/28/2011 5:40:23 PM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 28, 2011 | John Crawley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co's mostly electric Chevy Volt turned in a lackluster performance for efficiency in its first series of road tests by product raters at Consumer Reports. "We would have really liked to have loved it," David Champion, director of Consumer Reports auto test center told Reuters on Monday after announcing the organization's top picks for 2011. "It was fun to drive and the ride quality was pretty good. But when you look at the finances, for us it doesn't make any sense," Champion said. He said consumers seeking value and top fuel efficiency would be better...
  • SEC Charges Seven in Global Warming Pump-and-Dump Scheme

    02/21/2011 6:34:42 PM PST · by RobertClark · 17 replies
    SEC ^ | 02/18/2011 | SEC
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2011-46 Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a group of seven individuals who perpetrated a fraudulent pump-and-dump scheme in the stock of a sham company that purported to provide products and services to fight global warming. The SEC alleges that the group included stock promoters, traders, and a lawyer who wrote a fraudulent opinion letter. The scheme resulted in more than $7 million in illicit profits from sales of stock in CO2 Tech Ltd. at artificially inflated prices. Despite touting impressive business relationships and anti-global warming technology innovations, CO2 Tech...
  • In Reply to "The Importance of Science In Addressing Climate Change".

    02/08/2011 3:07:55 PM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    IceCap ^ | 2/8/2011 | Ice Cap
    CO2Science and 68 signatories To the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate: February 8, 2011 In reply to “The Importance of Science in Addressing Climate Change” On 28 January 2011, eighteen scientists sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate urging them to “take a fresh look at climate change.” Their intent, apparently, was to disparage the views of scientists who disagree with their contention that continued business-as-usual increases in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced from the burning of coal, gas, and oil will lead to a host...
  • House GOP Readies Ban on EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations (ALL of 'em - polar bears hardest hit)

    02/02/2011 12:42:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/02/11
    House GOP Readies Ban on EPA Greenhouse Gas RegulationsPublished February 02, 2011 Associated Press WASHINGTON – In a sharp challenge to the Obama administration, House Republicans intend to unveil legislation Wednesday to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act and expect to advance the bill quickly, officials disclosed Tuesday night. The officials said the bill would nullify all of the steps the EPA has taken to date on the issue, including a threshold finding that greenhouse gases constitute a danger to the public health and welfare. In addition, it seeks to strip the...
  • Driving US Families Into Poverty

    01/02/2011 7:46:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2010 | Niger Innis
    Editors' note: This piece is co-authored by Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and Amy FrederickThe Obama Administration still hasn't gotten the message voters sent Washington on November 2. The lame duck session and 111th Congress finally ended, without the White House getting key items on its wish list. So now, the Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department intend to impose costly, job-killing, economy-strangling new rules for power plants and refineries, and implement more land-grabs that will lock up additional millions of acres and more billions of dollars of American energy. Their goal is to end the hydrocarbon and nuclear era in America...
  • Promises of Electric Vehicles?

    12/11/2010 3:38:13 PM PST · by editor-surveyor · 106 replies
    Contra Costa Times | December 11, 2010 | Vlado Bevc
        Promises of Electric Vehicles?  Vlado BevcSynergy Research Institute, P.O.Box 561, San Ramon, California 94583  The promotion of General Motors Chevy Volt by three mayors (Contra Costa Times, November 6, 1010) merits some mundane evaluation from the energy standpoint. Electric vehicles –with an internal combustion engine assist – are compared to a “typical car” using 13 cents of $3.00/gallon gasoline per mile, that is one that makes 23 miles per gallon. (13/300 = 0.0433 gallon/mile) In a conventional car 25 percent of 37 kWh from a gallon of gasoline gets into traction (because of losses in the engine and drive train)....
  • PRUDEN: Turn out the lights, the party’s over

    12/04/2010 10:42:14 AM PST · by Signalman · 19 replies
    IceCap ^ | 12/3/2010 | Wesley Pruden
    Scams die hard, but eventually they die, and when they do, nobody wants to get close to the corpse. You can get all the hotel rooms you want this week in Cancun. The global-warming caravan has moved on, bound for a destination in oblivion. The United Nations is hanging the usual lamb chop in the window this week in Mexico for the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, but the Washington guests are staying home. Nobody wants to get the smell of the corpse on their clothes. Everybody who imagined himself anybody raced to Copenhagen last year for the global-warming...
  • R.I.P.: Al Gore’s Chicago Climate Exchange Has Died

    11/08/2010 8:00:25 AM PST · by kingattax · 60 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11-7-10 | Greg Pollowitz
    Global warming-inspired cap and trade has been one of the most stridently debated public policy controversies of the past 15 years. But it is dying a quiet death. In a little reported move, the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) announced on Oct. 21 that it will be ending carbon trading – the only purpose for which it was founded – this year. Although the trading in carbon emissions credits was voluntary, the CCX was intended to be the hub of the mandatory carbon trading established by a cap-and-trade law, like the Waxman-Markey scheme passed by the House in June 2009.
  • Broke Cities Are Wasting Money On Trash-Tracking Chips And "Green Police"

    09/11/2010 6:22:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/11/10 | Michael Snyder
    Broke Cities Are Wasting Money On Trash-Tracking Chips And "Green Police" Michael Snyder | Sep. 11, 2010, 9:02 AM | 21 | comment Is someone out behind your house digging through your trash? Don't worry, it is probably just the government. When Audi ran their now famous "Green Police" commercial during the Super Bowl last year, most Americans laughed it off and thought that nothing like that could ever happen in America. Well, it turns out that it is happening in America. A growing number of U.S. cities are actually putting RFID tracking chips in trash cans and recycling bins...
  • Climate: New study slashes estimate of icecap loss

    09/07/2010 10:00:37 AM PDT · by Arkancide · 64 replies
    PhysOrg.com ^ | Sep 07, 2010 | Richard Ingham
    Estimates of the rate of ice loss from Greenland and West Antarctica, one of the most worrying questions in the global warming debate, should be halved, according to Dutch and US scientists. In the last two years, several teams have estimated Greenland is shedding roughly 230 gigatonnes of ice, or 230 billion tonnes, per year and West Antarctica around 132 gigatonnes annually. Together, that would account for more than half of the annual three-millimetre (0.2 inch) yearly rise in sea levels, a pace that compares dramatically with 1.8mm (0.07 inches) annually in the early 1960s. But, according to the new...
  • Save the Light Bulb

    09/06/2010 12:39:10 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 147 replies
    Red State ^ | September 3, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    Dear John Boehner, Ted Poe, and Members of the incoming 112th Congress: If you do only one thing in your time in Washington, and frankly I hope you do only one thing given your propensity to expand government (other than eradicating Obamacare), it is this: SAVE THE LIGHT BULB. People may not realize it, but one of the first acts of the Democratic Congress in 2007, was to ban the light bulb effective in 2014. Seriously. Now, you may say that this is an exaggeration, and it is a bit, but the incandescent light bulb is the light bulb of...
  • What the Chinese really think of 'Man Made Global Warming'

    08/18/2010 8:48:57 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | James Delingpole
    One of the great lies told us by our political leaders in order to persuade us to accept their swingeing and pointless green taxes and their economically suicidal, environmentally vandalistic wind-farm building programmes is that if we don’t do it China will. Apparently, just waiting to be grabbed out there are these glittering, golden prizes marked “Green jobs” and “Green technologies” – and if only we can get there before those scary, mysterious Chinese do, well, maybe the West will enjoy just a few more years of economic hegemony before the BRICs nations thwack us into the long grass. This...
  • Gore calls for major protests on climate change inaction

    08/17/2010 4:53:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Gore calls for major protests on climate change inaction By Russell Berman - 08/17/10 04:54 PM ET Former Vice President Gore is calling for major rallies to protest congressional inaction on climate change. In a post on his personal blog headlined “The Movement We Need,” Gore linked to and quoted from an Australian wire service report that “tens of thousands of protesters … have taken to the streets across Australia to urge the major political parties to take action on climate change.” “Across the world, when politicians fail to take action to solve the climate crisis, people are taking action,”...
  • Official: Satellite Failure Means Decade of Global Warming Data Doubtful

    08/17/2010 2:05:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Revolution Broadcasting ^ | 13 August 2010 | John O’Sullivan
    US Government admits satellite temperature readings “degraded.” All data taken offline in shock move. Global warming temperatures may be 10 to 15 degrees too high. The fault was first detected after a tip off from an anonymous member of the public to climate skeptic blog, Climate Change Fraud (view original article) (August 9, 2010). Caught in the center of the controversy is the beleaguered taxpayer funded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA’s Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis has now confirmed that the fast spreading story on the respected climate skeptic blog is true. However, NOAA spokesman, Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis...
  • The Difference between ‘True Science’ and ‘Cargo-Cult Science’

    07/27/2010 1:19:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 27, 2010 | Frank J. Tipler
    “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts” is how the great Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman defined science. “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts” is how the great Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman defined science in his article “What is Science?” Feynman emphasized this definition by repeating it in a stand-alone sentence in extra large typeface in his article.  (Feynman’s essay is available online, but behind a subscription wall: The Physics Teacher (1969) volume 7, starting page 313.)Immediately after his definition of science, Feynman wrote: “When someone says, ‘Science teaches such and such,’ he is...
  • The Passing of a Climate Warrior

    07/19/2010 11:29:40 AM PDT · by palmer · 28 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 19July2010 | Revkin (another climate "warrior")
    Stephen H. Schneider, a Stanford University climate scientist who for decades built the case that global warming, while laden with complexity, justified an aggressive response, has died. Ralph Cicerone, the president of the National Academy of Sciences, of which Schneider was a longtime member, said he had confirmed the news. Schneider, who was 65, spent decades studying the forces influencing climate and the policy implications of human-driven warming, as well as pressing the case for action to curb emissions of greenhouse gases even as he battled and subdued a rare cancer in recent years. In an e-mail message to a...
  • Belgium considers proposals to dissolve bodies and flush them into sewage systems

    07/09/2010 10:41:14 AM PDT · by massmike · 56 replies · 2+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 07/09/2010 | ALLAN HALL
    It could hardly be said to be the most dignified of send-offs. Undertakers in Belgium plan to eschew traditional burials and cremations and start dissolving corpses instead. The move is intended to tackle a lack of burial space and environmental concerns as 573lbs of carbon dioxide are released by each cremated corpse. Members of the EU Commission must rule on the Belgian proposal as there are concerns that residual waste could be flushed into the drainage system. In resomation the body is placed in a silk bag, itself placed within a metal cage frame. This is then loaded into a...
  • Belgium's plan to wash its dead down the drain: Bodies would be dissolved in caustic solution

    07/08/2010 9:35:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 1+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 8, 2010 | Allan Hall
    It could hardly be said to be the most dignified of send-offs. Undertakers in Belgium plan to eschew traditional burials and cremations and start dissolving corpses instead. The move is intended to tackle a lack of burial space and environmental concerns as 573lbs of carbon dioxide are released by each cremated corpse. Under the process, known as resomation, bodies are treated in a steel chamber with potassium hydroxide at high pressure and a temperature of 180c (350f). The raised pressure and temperature means the body reaches a similar end point as in standard cremation — just bones left to be...
  • Oil: The Real Green Fuel (It's counter-intuitive, but oil is greener than “green” fuels)

    06/16/2010 6:31:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies · 945+ views
    National Review ^ | 06/16/2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    It’s counterintuitive, but oil is greener than “green” fuels, and the oil spill doesn’t change that fact. A rolling “dead zone” off the Gulf of Mexico is killing sea life and destroying livelihoods. Recent estimates put the blob at nearly the size of New Jersey. Alas, I’m not talking about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. As terrible as that catastrophe is, such accidents have occurred in U.S. waters only about once every 40 years (and globally about once every 20 years). I’m talking about the dead zone largely caused by fertilizer runoff from American farms along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya...
  • President Announces Next Phase of Landmark Clean Car Agreement

    05/24/2010 5:43:03 PM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies · 378+ views
    On May 21, President Obama announced two major new steps to reduce America’s carbon pollution and oil dependence. President Obama instructed the EPA and DOT, working closely with California and other stakeholders, to issue a second round of GHG and fuel economy standards covering cars and light trucks for model years 2017-25. These will build on the landmark clean car standards for the 2012-16 model years announced in April. The president also directed those agencies to work together with California and stakeholders on the nation’s first-ever GHG and fuel economy standards for heavier trucks, from urban delivery trucks to 18-wheelers,...
  • Now it's CowGate: expert report says claims of livestock causing global warming are false

    03/26/2010 11:59:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 53 replies · 773+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 25th, 2010 | Gerald Warner
    It is becoming difficult to keep pace with the speed at which the global warming scam is now unravelling. The latest reversal of scientific “consensus” is on livestock and the meat trade as a major cause of global warming – one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to eco-vegetarian cranks. Now a scientific report delivered to the American Chemical Society says it is nonsense. The Washington Times has called it “Cowgate”.The cow-burp hysteria reached a crescendo in 2006 when a United Nations report ominously entitled “Livestock’s Long Shadow” claimed: “The livestock sector is a major player, responsible for 18 per...
  • Obama Admin: Your Babies Are Killing The Planet

    08/04/2009 9:30:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 40 replies · 2,901+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-04-09 | Scott Malensek
    Forget about the birthers, and the nutty claims that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. More and more, we are hearing from people who might best be described as anti-birthers. Their claims have nothing to do with long- versus short-form Hawaiian birth certificates. Instead, they advance a simple proposition: that the birth of each additional American child is a kind of calamity for the environment. The most recent example of anti-birth thinking comes from Paul Murtaugh and Michael Schlax of Oregon State University. In a study called “Reproduction and the carbon legacies of individuals,” they suggest...
  • Save the Planet: Have Fewer Kids

    For people who are looking for ways to reduce their "carbon footprint," here's one radical idea that could have a big long-term impact, some scientists say: Have fewer kids. A study by statisticians at Oregon State University concluded that in the United States, the carbon legacy and greenhouse gas impact of an extra child is almost 20 times more important than some of the other environment-friendly practices people might employ during their entire lives - things like driving a high mileage car, recycling, or using energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs. "In discussions about climate change, we tend to focus on...
  • 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.
  • Church must repent for climate change sins

    07/08/2009 2:44:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies · 1,234+ views
    Christiantoday.com ^ | July 8, 2009 | Jenna Lyle
    The call was made in the report ‘Hope in God’s Future’, received by the annual Methodist Conference on Wednesday. The report encourages people to repent in particular for their complicity in systems that exploit creation and prey on the powerless, but also offers advice on how Christians can make positive lifestyle changes. Rev David Gamble, the President of the Conference, said the report sent out a challenge to the Church to tackle the issue head on and commit to “significant action” over the next few years. “The first step in making a difference is the recognition of what we’ve done...
  • Secret of Scotland's Shrinking Sheep Solved

    07/04/2009 2:18:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 2,489+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 2 July 2009 | Nayanah Siva
    Enlarge ImageSlimming down. Sheep on the remote Scottish isle of Hirta have been getting smaller.Credit: A. Ozgul/Science Call it the case of the shrinking sheep. On the remote Scottish island of Hirta, sheep have been getting smaller, shrinking an average of 5% over the last 24 years. Don't blame evolution, though. Researchers say climate change is the real culprit. The Hirta sheep belong to a breed known as Soay, after the remote Scottish island where they arose. One of the most primitive forms of domestic sheep, Soays first came to Hirta in 1932. Because Hirta is a remote island,...
  • Mark Kirk (R?-IL) Responds to Cap and Tax Criticism

    07/01/2009 9:16:27 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 52 replies · 1,720+ views
    GRRRRR | 7-1-09 | GRRRRR
    June 29, 2009   Mr. GRRRRR   Re: The American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act, H.R. 2454   Dear Friend:   Thank you for taking the time to contact me about the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), H.R. 2454.   For 2009, our top goal should be energy independence.  I support exploring for energy off our coasts, expanding nuclear power and building a natural gas pipeline across Canada to lower heating costs in the Midwest - an "all-of-the-above" energy strategy.    As a Navy veteran, I think is time to set America's policy towards defunding Middle Eastern dictatorships by cutting...
  • The regulation of essential elements of life

    06/24/2009 2:04:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 290+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2009 | Lonnie E. Schubert
    The EPA is now considering designating CO2 a dangerous pollutant. The regulation of essential elements of life by our government scares me. It should scare us all. I am devastated by the notion that our own government founded on freedom would regulate and control the most fundamental aspects of life on earth. Regulation on life's important things is certainly tyranny and certainly will destroy the world, at least the nation and supposed freedom, we leave to our children. Please, do not regulate the essential elements of life. Freedom is too precious to take it away in such pointless ways. Carbon...
  • Vote Set on House Climate Bill (Waxman-Markey, this Friday)

    06/23/2009 10:24:26 PM PDT · by flattorney · 47 replies · 5,328+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2009 | Steven Mufson
    ABSTRACT: Democratic leaders in the House have scheduled a Friday vote on a climate change bill that would establish a complex cap-and-trade system to limit the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, a priority for President Obama. The House Rules Committee unveiled the latest version of the bill, which weighs in at 1,201 pages. It features new items such as $7.5 billion in "green bonds" for a new federal financing agency called the Clean Energy Deployment Administration, extra emission allowances for politically powerful rural electric cooperatives, greater flexibility for states that want to use free allowances for mass transit, and tweaks benefiting...
  • An Inconvenient Truth: Waxman-Markey climate bill in trouble (Gore to the Rescue)

    06/23/2009 2:43:56 PM PDT · by flattorney · 17 replies · 1,670+ views
    The Examiner ^ | June 23, 2009 | JoAnn Blake, DC Environmental Policy
    Is an imperfect climate bill (Waxman-Markey) better than no bill at all? Al Gore says yes.To bring environment supporters together, Gore will host a nationwide conference call on June 23 at 8 p.m. ET. The purpose, according to his Repower America e-mail sent to a selected audience, is “to build urgency around this bill and make sure it passes. We have to go to the grassroots – we have to continue building support in communities across the nation.”“As this climate legislation moves before the full Congress this summer, we have an opportunity unlike anything we’ve seen yet,” the e-mail concludes.Gore...
  • The US is Committing National Suicide

    06/02/2009 11:19:59 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies · 1,774+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | Alan Caruba
    Growing up as a teenager in the 1950s, I could not wait to get my license to drive and I liked the sporty look of the British MG. These days I drive a Volkswagen. In that short tale can be found the seeds of the end of the American auto industry. Here’s some history. In 1952, the merger of several British auto companies resulted in the British Motor Corporation. It was the largest of its day with 39% of British output. Despite established dealerships for the various models, a series of poor management decisions resulted in the loss of market...
  • The Wishful Thinking of Greenie Dreams

    05/24/2009 2:44:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies · 1,139+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2009 | Peter C Glover
    The social engineering spin of the green mindset dictates that we should buy ‘green' cars, divert food crops to fuel them, restrict air travel and ban plasma TVs and, of course, traditional light-bulbs. So let's take a closer look at the current green-led switchover: the dimly-lit realities behind ‘green' light bulbs. Back to the ‘dark ages' In the US, Republican Jane Harman (D-Calif.) introduced legislation aimed at setting a target date of 2012 to ban the sale of traditional incandescent light-bulbs, switching America over to low-energy alternatives. After all, low-energy "compact fluorescent bulbs" (CFLs) use just one-fifth of the energy...
  • NASA Warming Scientist James Hansen Hopes Congressional Climate Bill Fails!

    05/05/2009 11:32:13 AM PDT · by ClimateDepot.com · 17 replies · 850+ views
    Climate Depot ^ | May 4, 2009 | Marc Morano
    By Marc Morano - Climate Depot - May 4, 2009 Washington, DC - NASA scientist James Hansen, perhaps the most vocal voice in the U.S. warning of a man-made global warming crisis, has declared he hopes Congressional efforts to pass a cap-and-trade climate bill fail. "I hope cap and trade doesn't pass, because we need a much more effective approach,” Hansen said during a keynote lecture at Columbia University's climate conference on May 2, 2009. Hansen urged Congress to “abandon cap-and-trade initiatives altogether and implement a simple carbon tax instead” according to a May 4, 2009 article titled "Hansen hopes...
  • Global Warming Ruled a Religion by British Judge

    04/29/2009 10:34:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 2,471+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2009 | Marc Sheppard
    A fired British executive is suing his former employer on the grounds that he was unfairly dismissed due to religious views – his belief in global warming.  According to the Independent: “In the first case of its kind, employment judge David Sneath said Tim Nicholson, a former environmental policy officer, could invoke employment law for protection from discrimination against him for his conviction that climate change was the world's most important environmental problem.” The judge ruled that Nicholson’s extreme green views fit the definition of “a philosophical belief under the Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations, 2003.”  So strong were...
  • A little air pollution boosts vegetation’s carbon uptake

    04/27/2009 12:19:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 547+ views
    Science News ^ | April 22nd, 2009 | Sid Perkins
    Aerosols bumped up world’s plant productivity by 25 percent in the 1960s and 1970s, new research suggests The world’s vegetation soaked up carbon dioxide more efficiently under the polluted skies of recent decades than it would have under a pristine atmosphere, a new analysis in the April 23 Nature suggests. The trend hints that relying on forests and other vegetation to sequester carbon may not be effective if skies continue to clear, researchers say. Major volcanic eruptions throw large quantities of aerosols, such as small bits of fractured rock and droplets of sulfuric acid, high into the atmosphere. Those particles...
  • Let's All Do Our Part To Lower Carbon Consumption

    04/19/2009 1:39:32 PM PDT · by I'mAllRightJack · 22 replies · 478+ views
    OK , let’s get serious. REDUCE CARBONS – get on the bandwagon with me. I will start this campaign with listing some of the ways this can be done with little negative impact on our economy. Please add to this list. Then we must do our patriotic duty and forward these recommendations to the Czars in charge of this problem and get them fixed. Also the United Nations will have to get involved so these solutions can be activated world-wide. 1 Eliminate night ball games. That includes NFL, AL, NL, NHL, NBA, etc. Of course this applies to colleges and...