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  • EPA Putting Electricity Grid At Risk

    01/23/2015 11:58:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mike Duncan
    When the temperature dips below freezing, reliable electricity becomes more than a matter of convenience but a matter of life and death. Unfortunately, the reliability of our electric grid is at-risk due to EPA regulations that are shutting down America’s coal plants.Existing EPA regulations already have led to the scheduled shutdown of nearly 20 percent of the U.S. coal fleet. EPA’s newest carbon regulations being finalized this summer will lead to even more shutdowns. With coal responsible for generating nearly 40 percent of America’s electricity, these shutdowns will further strain our nation’s electricity grid and could leave many Americans in...
  • 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 100...
  • 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 weeks 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 doesnt 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, Ill do it because its there and when its easy, but Im 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 Its 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.Lets 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 couldnt 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...