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  • Liberals Want Sex Industry To Go Green And “Ethical”

    12/10/2010 6:58:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | December 9, 2010 | William Teach
    That's what the moonbats at Grist want to know. After a long, long, long recitation of all the evils in Big Sex (you just know they'll have to call it that soon), they come up withIndividuals selling sex to others is, of course, just a small part of the sex economy. Far from being underground or taboo, many aspects are legal, even glorified (think beautifully crafted lingerie). It's a trillion-dollar cross-sector industry spanning live entertainment, pornography, pharmaceutical products, clothes, and accessories.I'd suggest that it is probably a bit higher than a trillion dollars. Regardless, the must become green!Feel like watching...
  • From Kyoto to Stockholm, Boulder leaders in international demand

    11/22/2010 1:04:50 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Camera ^ | 11/20/2010 | Heath Urie
    Boulder has long been on the national and international stage -- sometimes as the butt of hippie jokes -- but increasingly the spotlight is for the strides the city has made in land-use policies and reducing carbon emissions. "We really are seen as one of the most innovative and leading cities in the area of sustainable communities," said Councilman Matt Appelbaum, who recently returned from a trip to Stockholm, Sweden, where Boulder was among 10 U.S. cities invited to talk about green policies at the local level. Koehn, who has represented the city abroad several times, said he personally purchases...
  • Carbon Trade Ends on Quiet Death of Chicago Climate Exchange

    11/07/2010 9:34:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 84 replies
    suite101.com ^ | Nov 7, 2010 | John O'Sullivan
    Republican mid-term election joy deals financial uncertainty among green investors as the Chicago Climate Exchange announces the end of U.S. carbon trading. The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) announced on October 21, 2010 that it will cease carbon trading this year. However, Steve Milloy reporting on Pajamasmedia.com (November 6, 2010) finds this huge story strangely unreported by the mainstream media.To some key analysts the collapse of the CCX appears to show that international carbon trading is “dying a quiet death.” Yet Milloy finds that such a major business failure has drawn no interest at all from the mainstream media. Milloy noted...
  • UN-backed ‘clean stove’ initiative to save lives and heal environment (What Beck talked about)

    09/23/2010 2:56:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    United Nations News Centre ^ | September 21, 2010
    A United Nations-backed intervention involving cook stoves holds the promise of saving lives, uplifting health, improving regional environments, reducing deforestation, empowering local entrepreneurs, speeding development, and helping to stem global climate change. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined international efforts to dramatically boost the efficiency of some 3 billion cook stoves across Africa, Asia and Latin America, with the aim to protect women’s health and provide significant environmental benefits. The Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves was launched today on the margins of the General Assembly summit to review progress on the global anti-poverty targets known as the...
  • Paying President's 'Price On Carbon'

    06/29/2010 5:54:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: The administration plans to use sleight-of-hand politics to sneak through an economy-killing tax on energy as necessary to save the Earth. Make no mistake: Cap-and-trade is a tax every American will pay in every aspect of his or her life.IBD Exclusive Series: American Freedom And Prosperity Under AttackCap-and-trade is like Jason Voorhees of the "Friday the 13th" movie series. Just when you think you've killed it, it comes back. Exposures of fraud in the climate science used to justify it seemed to doom its chances as the economy soured and prospective costs seemed prohibitive. Then the Deepwater Horizon...
  • Viedo--Obama to Peddle Energy Snakeoil Tomfoolery in Speech Tonight

    06/15/2010 8:34:37 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 17 replies · 275+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/15/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Sticking to the game plan of 'never let a serious crisis go to waste,' Barack Obama intends to use the Gulf oil crisis as an excuse to push for his so-called 'cap-and-trade' tax-on-energy scheme in order to supposedly 'reduce our dependence on oil and fossil fuels.' Part of that game plan is to lie about the costs to average Americans. The scheme is nothing more than energy snakeoil tomfoolery. The Leftwing extremist proponents of this taxpayer-robbing trickery, such as Henry Waxman, D-California, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, grossly underestimate the costs of the plan, just as they have with...
  • Kerry's Powerless America Act

    05/12/2010 5:31:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,069+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 12, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Regulations: Call it cap-and-trade or bait-and-switch, but John Kerry and Joe Lieberman continue to tilt at windmills with a bill to restrain energy growth in the name of saving the planet.IBD Exclusive Series: American Freedom And Prosperity Under AttackThe bill introduced Wednesday and sponsored by the two senators is called the American Power Act, an Orwellian phrase if ever there was one. Like President Obama's offshore drilling program, for every "incentive" there is a restriction. It's as if Hamlet were to be appointed Secretary of Energy. The legislation has little to do with developing America's vast domestic energy supply. It's...
  • Europe's Carbon Mafia, And Ours

    05/06/2010 5:35:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 595+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 6, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Corruption: The carbon trading system being pushed here has spawned crime and fraud across the pond. Cap-and-trade is not about saving the planet. It's about money and power, and absolute power corrupting absolutely. All across Europe authorities have been conducting raids, rounding up individuals involved in a new version of Climate-gate. This time the data aren't corrupted. Europe's Emissions Trading System is. The system is so sick, it's turned out to be a scam built upon a scam. Twenty-five people have been arrested in raids by British and German authorities as part of a pan-European crackdown on carbon credit VAT...
  • ICE to Buy Parent Of Chicago Climate Exchange

    04/30/2010 7:51:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 72 replies · 1,692+ views
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | April 30, 2010 | Staff
    Futures exchange group Intercontinental Exchange Inc. said it agreed to buy Climate Exchange for 395 million pounds ($606.7 million) to create a single trading platform for environmental contracts worldwide. Shareholders in Climate Exchange, the operator of the European, Chicago and Chicago Futures carbon emissions exchanges, will receive 750 pence a share in cash, representing a 57 percent premium on Thursday's closing price, ICE said in a statement on Friday. Climate Exchange was founded by Richard Sandor, a longtime futures industry executive in Chicago.
  • The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud

    04/28/2010 5:50:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies · 1,227+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 28, 2010 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: While senators froth over Goldman Sachs and derivatives, a climate trading scheme being run out of the Chicago Climate Exchange would make Bernie Madoff blush. Its trail leads to the White House. Lost in the recent headlines was Al Gore's appearance Monday in Denver at the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations, an association of the nation's philanthropic leaders. "Time's running out (on climate change)," Gore told them. "We have to get our act together. You have a unique role in getting our act together." Gore was right that foundations will play a key role in keeping the...
  • Al's Latest Global-Warming Whopper (Gore trying to resurrect the hoax)

    03/02/2010 12:37:42 PM PST · by tobyhill · 34 replies · 1,545+ views
    fox news ^ | 3/2/2010 | Alan Reynolds
    Al Gore's defense of global-warming hysteria in Sunday's New York Times has many flaws, but I'll focus on just one whopper -- where the "Inconvenient Truth" man states the opposite of scientific fact. Gore wrote, "The heavy snowfalls this month have been used as fodder for ridicule by those who argue that global warming is a myth, yet scientists have long pointed out that warmer global temperatures have been increasing the rate of evaporation from the oceans, putting significantly more moisture into the atmosphere -- thus causing heavier downfalls of both rain and snow in particular regions, including the Northeastern...
  • Graham: U.S. may have to use military action against Iran

    01/12/2010 9:46:28 PM PST · by teg_76 · 27 replies · 1,324+ views
    Independent Mail ^ | John Staed
    Quotes from the article: "The cap-and-trade plan pushed to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuels 'is dead,' Graham said." "And he said he supported immigration reform, but not before the country secures its borders."
  • Food Vs. Trees

    12/30/2009 5:22:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 607+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Agriculture: Already buffeted by rising food prices due to biofuels, consumers face a bigger hike if climate-change legislation is passed. Farming costs will rise, and it may be more profitable to plant trees than crops. If the cap-and-trade provisions of the Waxman-Markey bill become law, you can wave goodbye to those amber waves of grain as America's heartland falls victim to a perverse set of incentives and a process called "afforestation." Soybeans and wheat will give way to elms and oaks. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants a review of what amounts to an agricultural impact study of HR 2454, which...
  • EPA Lawyers: Cap-And-Trade 'Fatally Flawed'

    11/11/2009 5:13:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,668+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 11, 2009
    Warming: After stifling a report questioning the science behind climate change, the EPA is censoring two of its lawyers for saying the proposed solutions are also problematical. The debate isn't over. It's being suppressed. In the proud tradition of EPA whistle-blower Alan Carlin, whose leaked study blew the lid off the EPA's hyped and flawed science behind climate change, two EPA lawyers, Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, have produced a Web video titled "A Huge Mistake." In it they say cap-and-trade in general and the Waxman-Markey bill in particular are the wrong answers anyway. Williams and Zabel do not deny...
  • California employees face quandary over carbon offsets

    08/16/2009 1:56:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies · 4,170+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/16/9 | Tom Knudson
    Al Gore buys them. So do the Grateful Dead, Hollywood celebrities and, increasingly, many climate-conscious executives and consumers. For those who travel the world by air but don't want to contribute to global warming in the process, compensating with so-called carbon offsets has become a fashionable solution. The sale of these credits for environmentally friendly activities, investments in everything from wind energy to carbon stored in forests, jumped from $97 million in 2006 to $331 million worldwide in 2007 – about a quarter of it in the United States. But one global green leader does not offset its travel, even...
  • Copenhagen: Environmental Munich

    03/27/2009 6:30:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1,003+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 27, 2009
    Climate: Czech President Vaclav Klaus once called global warming a new religion, a Trojan horse for imposing a global tyranny worse than communism. Details about the Copenhagen Conference prove how right he was.The first of three marathon negotiating sessions designed to hammer out the details of the Copenhagen Accord on climate change to be signed in December began on Sunday, March 29, in Bonn, Germany. From what we know, it will be a surrender to tyranny as significant as another negotiated 71 years ago. A 16-page informational note obtained by Fox News outlines the goals and agenda of the United...
  • Shortcuts Don't Work America: Diet Pills, The Stimulus, and Our Weakening Resolve

    07/23/2009 6:12:31 AM PDT · by PorkBarrelPolitics · 147+ views
    The DC Writeup ^ | July 21, 2009 | AJ Fluehr
    ...The idea of sacrificing anything as a country is so mid-20th century and more than a little distasteful. Remember Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson writing about sacrificing at the altar of freedom and refreshing the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots? Seems a bit disgusting now. I mean blood? Icky. And altars…let’s not even get started on religion, it’s not PC to worship anything anymore, even freedom. But don’t worry, you don’t have to take my word for it. Let’s examine some examples: Spending – The stimulus bill embodies this “easy route” attitude. Let’s review, the country is...
  • The Lipozene Country: America Loves the Easy Route

    07/21/2009 9:46:38 AM PDT · by conservativeDC · 4 replies · 421+ views
    The DC Writeup ^ | July 21, 2009 | AJ Fluehr
    Have you seen the infomercials for Lipozene? If you haven’t (and thank god you haven’t) Lipozene is a pill that is supposed to cut weight. The hook is that taking this pill will let you cut body fat “without changing your lifestyle.” How remarkable! No personal sacrifices required. No dieting, no exercise. This pill is perfectly targeted at those Wal-Mart shoppers who are so fat that they immediately sink into a motorized scooter upon entering the store. With Lipozene you don’t even have to suffer the indignity of ordering a diet coke with your Big Mac. So you ask, “AJ,...
  • Carbon-Offset Offsets: We'll Pollute for You

    07/17/2009 2:08:18 PM PDT · by conservativeDC · 1 replies · 303+ views
    The DC Writeup ^ | July 2, 2009 | Dan May
    You’ve all heard of carbon offsets. You get to use as much energy as you want, then you pay someone in a third-world country to plant a few trees so you don’t have to feel guilty about it. Maybe if the Catholic Church had called its 16th Century products “sin offsets” instead of indulgences, they could have avoided the whole Reformation thing. Al Gore loves offsets. He buys enough of them to make up for the 17,768 kilowatt-hours of electricity he used each month at his Nashville home in 2008. That’s over twenty times more than the average American household....
  • Waxman-Markey: Man-Made Disaster

    06/25/2009 5:07:18 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 28 replies · 2,146+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 25, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Fiscal Policy: The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on an anti-stimulus package that in the name of saving the earth will destroy the American economy. Smoot-Hawley will seem like a speed bump...As we've said before, capping emissions is capping economic growth. An analysis of Waxman-Markey by the Heritage Foundation projects that by 2035 it would reduce aggregate gross domestic product by $7.4 trillion. In an average year, 844,000 jobs would be destroyed, with peak years seeing unemployment rise by almost 2 million. Consumers would pay through the nose as electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket, as President Obama once...
  • Canada: Socialized hospital considering cuts in service to pay new carbon tax

    06/17/2009 1:15:27 PM PDT · by bintenn · 7 replies · 606+ views
    Surrey Leader ^ | 6/11/2009 | Jeff Nagel
    The Lower Mainland's health authorities will have to dig more than $4 million a year out of their already stretched budgets to pay B.C.'s carbon tax and offset their carbon footprints. Critics say the payments mean the government's strategy to fight climate change will further exacerbate a crisis in health funding. "You have public hospitals cutting services to pay a tax that goes to another 100 per cent government-owned agency," NDP health critic Adrian Dix said. "That just doesn't make sense." The Fraser Health Authority will pay $616,000 in carbon tax this year, rising to $821,000 next year, officials there...
  • Carbon offset pricing may confuse tourists

    02/20/2009 8:21:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies · 513+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 20, 2009 | By Nina Chestney
    LONDON (Reuters) - Air travelers are paying vastly differing prices to offset their contribution to climate change, in some cases three times market levels, despite efforts to increase transparency in an unregulated market. Under a regulated carbon market, countries and companies buy offsets to help them meet binding international climate targets. Prices have halved in recent weeks as recession reduces industrial output and expected emissions. But prices which consumers pay in an unofficial market have lagged behind those falls. Carbon offsetting is offered to tourists and business travelers by many airlines and offset developers so as to allow people to...
  • Obama says climate change a matter of national security

    12/09/2008 9:16:23 PM PST · by flattorney · 53 replies · 3,299+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2008 | Steve Holland
    Abstract: President-elect Barack Obama said attacking global climate change is a "matter of urgency" that will create jobs as he got advice from Al Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the issue. Obama made clear he would adopt an aggressive approach to global warming when he takes over the White House on January 20. He and Vice President-elect Joe Biden met for nearly two hours with Gore at Obama's presidential transition office in Chicago. Obama hopes addressing climate change can create the kind of jobs that will help pull the U.S. economy out of a...
  • [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel: No Sacrificing Jobs to Global Warming Farce

    12/09/2008 3:51:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,319+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | December 09, 2008 | Van Helsing
    Until recently, the USA's foot-dragging was about the only thing stopping the Western World from jumping off a cliff over the increasingly preposterous global warming hoax. But with the last grownups scheduled to leave Washington next month, Europeans have been forced to drop the sanctimonious posturing and defend sanity. Chancellor Angela Merkel has been keen to promote herself as a tough actor on climate change, but with a new EU climate deal in the making, she's issued a new caveat: It must not jeopardize German jobs. Merkel used to exploit the hoax with the worst of them, even traveling to...
  • Sneaky: Current credit bailout bill contains carbon tax provisions!

    10/03/2008 7:24:02 AM PDT · by Founding Father · 10 replies · 1,009+ views
    Watts Up With That ^ | October 2, 2008 | Anthony Watts
    Sneaky: Current credit bailout bill contains carbon tax provisions! If you look at page 180 of the 451-page monster bailout bill that easily passed the Senate yesterday (PDF here), you will see that it includes at Section 116 language about the tax treatment of “industrial source carbon dioxide.” It also provides, at Section 117, for a “carbon audit of the tax code.” What could a provision about the tax treatment of “industrial source carbon dioxide” and another provision about doing a “carbon audit” of the tax code possibly have to do with restoring confidence in Wall Street’s troubled credit and...
  • Mobile phones to track carbon footprint

    09/29/2008 9:47:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 460+ views
    The London Guardian ^ | September 29, 2008 | Alok Jha, green technology correspondent
    Keeping track of your carbon footprint could become as simple as slipping a mobile phone in your pocket: a London-based start-up company has developed software for mobile phones that uses global positioning satellites to work out automatically whether you are walking, driving or flying and then calculate your impact on the environment. Carbon Diem's inventors claim that, by using GPS to measure the speed and pattern of movement, their algorithm can identify the mode of transport being used. It can therefore calculate the amount of carbon dioxide that a journey has emitted into the atmosphere – without any need for...
  • Aspen-DNC carbon partnership sputters

    09/15/2008 7:22:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 247+ views
    Aspen Daily News ^ | September 15, 2008 | Curtis Wackerle
    Results of a program using Aspen’s Canary Initiative to sell carbon offset credits to Democratic National Convention attendees are a little underwhelming. The program, set up by the DNC Host Committee through the Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau and rolled out about a week before the convention started, raised a total of $18.34 worth of Canary Tags...
  • Do as Al [Gore] says, not as Al does

    07/21/2008 11:11:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 162+ views
    The National Post ^ | July 21, 2008 | Lorne Gunter
    On Thursday, former U. S. vice-president Al Gore delivered a major address calling on his country to abandon all fossil fuels within 10 years. By 2018, U. S. electricity and fuel should come entirely from "renewable energy and truly clean, carbon-free sources," he said. Tickets to the event encouraged attendees to "please use public transit, bicycling or other climate-friendly means" to reach the lecture hall. So how did Mr. Gore and his retinue arrive? In two Lincoln Town Cars and a full-sized SUV that sat idling with the air conditioners blasting while the Gore party was inside. It was 34...
  • Curb cars and sprawl under next US leader, experts urge (Barf Alert)

    06/11/2008 7:04:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 86+ views
    The London Guardian ^ | June 12, 2008 | Robert Booth
    The next US president must improve America's car-dominated cities by levying London-style congestion charges and cracking down on sprawl, British researchers said yesterday. Barack Obama or John McCain must end eight years of "laissez faire" urban policy under the Bush administration and take on America's car-loving public, employing vehicle charging in places such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, says a joint report by the UK's Centre for Cities think-tank and the US Brookings Institution. It urges a new incumbent of the White House to emulate policies that have been credited with improving British cities, including limits on building...
  • Famed geneticist creating life form that turns CO2 to fuel

    03/01/2008 4:17:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies · 2,648+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 28, 2008
    MONTEREY, California (AFP) - A scientist who mapped his genome and the genetic diversity of the oceans said Thursday he is creating a life form that feeds on climate-ruining carbon dioxide to produce fuel. Geneticist Craig Venter disclosed his potentially world-changing "fourth-generation fuel" project at an elite Technology, Entertainment and Design conference in Monterey, California. "We have modest goals of replacing the whole petrochemical industry and becoming a major source of energy," Venter told an audience that included global warming fighter Al Gore and Google co-founder Larry Page. "We think we will have fourth-generation fuels in about 18 months, with...
  • Hockey thinks green, goes red

    02/13/2008 10:36:13 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 107+ views
    Financial Post ^ | February 13, 2008 | Peter Foster
    David Suzuki's recent suggestion that politicians who fail to march in his environmental crusade should be imprisoned has inevitably attracted much comment. Although he subsequently declared that his remarks should not be taken literally, they raise ever-recurring questions over Dr. Suzuki's objectivity, and whether those who follow him really comprehend his core beliefs, and their political implications. One unlikely group of recent converts to Suzuki-ism is the National Hockey League Players Association, NHLPA, whose members are hardly known for their hairshirt lifestyles. Nevertheless, a large number of players have -- at Dr. Suzuki's behest -- secured places for themselves in...
  • The Emperor's New Carbon Offsets

    01/28/2008 5:34:30 PM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 3,932+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 28, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    As government waste goes, $89,000 will barely register on the meter. However, it did provide a relatively inexpensive demonstration on the costliness of political fads and the vacuousness of carbon-offset markets as a solution for purported anthropogenic climate change. It also, once again, demonstrated the connection between contributors and policy: The House of Representatives has presumably learned that money cannot buy love or happiness. Now, it turns out it's not a sure solution to climate guilt, either. In November, the Democratic-led House spent about $89,000 on so-called carbon offsets. This purchase was supposed to cancel out greenhouse-gas emissions from House...
  • Climate change 'significantly worse' than feared: Al Gore

    01/24/2008 6:55:07 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 97 replies · 545+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Kanuary 24, 2008 | Staff
    Recent evidence shows "the climate crisis is significantly worse and unfolding more rapidly than those on the pessimistic side of the IPCC projections had warned us," climate campaigner and former US vice-president Gore said. snip
  • Bono confesses sins to 'father' Al Gore

    01/24/2008 11:24:09 AM PST · by mnehring · 54 replies · 175+ views
    aving climate campaigner Al Gore round to your house is to open yourself to a self-flagellating guilt trip, Irish rock star Bono confessed Thursday. Sharing a stage with the former US vice president at the annual gathering of world movers and shakers in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the U2 frontman joked that their friendship was a source of pressure on the domestic front. "He's been round my house and it's like... here's the recycler Al, you know... I've got a posh car, but it runs on ethanol Al," Bono said. Acknowledging that a career in rock music was...
  • F.T.C. Asks if Carbon-Offset Money Is Well Spent

    01/09/2008 11:17:46 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies · 57+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 9, 2008 | Louise Story
    Corporations and shoppers in the United States spent more than $54 million last year on carbon offset credits toward tree planting, wind farms, solar plants and other projects to balance the emissions created by, say, using a laptop computer or flying on a jet. But where exactly is that money going? The Federal Trade Commission, which regulates advertising claims, raised the question Tuesday in its first hearing in a series on green marketing, this one focusing on carbon offsets. As more companies use offset programs to create an environmental halo over their products, the commission said it was growing increasingly...
  • The One Environmental Issue (Huck and McCain side with dems on Gorebull Warming)

    01/02/2008 1:02:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 243+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 1, 2008 | The Editors
    The overriding environmental issue of these times is the warming of the planet. The Democratic hopefuls in the 2008 campaign are fully engaged, calling for large — if still unquantified — national sacrifices and for a transformation in the way the country produces and uses energy. The Republicans do not go much further than conceding that climate change could be a problem and, with the notable exception of John McCain, offer no comprehensive solutions. In 2000, when Al Gore could have made warming a signature issue in his presidential campaign, his advisers persuaded him that it was too complicated and...
  • Fred Thompson's answer on global warming

    12/26/2007 5:20:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 151+ views
    Radio Iowa ^ | December 25, 2007 | O. Kay Henderson
    Earlier this month Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson refused to briefly answer a question about global warming at a debate in Iowa, suggesting 30 seconds wasn't long enough to lay out his views on the issue. During a recent telephone interview with Radio Iowa, Thompson was given an unlimited amount of time to talk about global warming. He said it was a problem. "We don't know the extent to which it's warming. We don't know whether or not it's part of a cycle. We've had cooling periods in our country. We don't know the extent to which man-made causes are...
  • UNICEF underscores toll climate change takes on children

    12/22/2007 12:07:40 AM PST · by ricks_place · 26 replies · 71+ views
    UN News Centre ^ | 12/12/07 | Release
    Children are among those who are most devastated by climate change, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today. “They pay with their health, their development and – too often – also with their lives,” Hilde Johnson, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, told reporters in New York. Every year, three million children under the age of five die from environment-linked diseases, such as diarrhoeal disease, respiratory infections and malaria, and the agency predicts that these numbers will rise with climate change, she said. Curbing climate change and UNICEF’s top priority – to protect and support the health, development and education of...
  • Bolton Bashes Gore's Bali Buffoonery

    12/16/2007 7:46:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 209+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 16, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported, Nobel Laureate Al Gore made a fool out of himself at the United Nations climate change meeting in Bali Thursday by chastising America for having the exact same global warming policy the Clinton administration had when he was vice president in 1997. Marvelously, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton was on Fox News the following day speaking inconvenient truths about the Global Warmingist-in-Chief that sycophantic media members disgracefully refuse to share with the citizenry. With that in mind, get your popcorn ready, kick your feet up, and listen to the facts about this issue spoken in a fashion...
  • Join Me in Bali

    12/09/2007 10:09:07 AM PST · by ricks_place · 18 replies · 377+ views
    Dear friend, In four days I'm going to Bali, Indonesia to address the UN Climate Change Conference. In front of representatives from the world's countries, I will speak about the need for a visionary treaty to be completed, ratified and brought into effect everywhere in the world by 2010. I need you, your friends and family to sign this petition calling for a new, positive leadership role by our elected leaders. I will bring your signatures on stage with me as a clear demonstration of our resolve. This petition shows our commitment to solutions to the climate crisis. Please add...
  • Concerning global warming: Letter to the Editor

    11/30/2007 8:08:41 AM PST · by Nevadan · 22 replies · 121+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Nov. 30, 2007 | GARY L. AFTOORA
    Awhile back, I saw a fellow planting a tree to offset the effects of carbon dioxide emissions. What I couldn't figure out was how moving a tree from one hole to a different hole would have any effect on global warming. I decided to try this myself. After working all day moving a tree, I placed my thermometer next to the hole from which the tree came out, and took measurements. Next, I measured the temperature next to the hole with the tree in it. Believe it or not, the second hole showed cooler temperatures by approximately 10 degrees. I...
  • Tennesseans didn't like Al in 2000; but Fred Thompson is a candidate they like

    11/25/2007 6:34:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 191+ views
    The Miami County Republic ^ | November 21, 2007 | Jan "Granny" Sykes
    You can thank me (or throw eggs at me), not the miscounting in Florida, for Al Gore not being the president of the United States. You see, Tennessee did not vote for its favorite son in 2000. I was a voter in Tennessee in 2000. Had Gore been able to carry the state that knew him best, there would have been no need for recounts in Florida. Throughout the three weeks of recounting, the media descended upon Florida. No one came to Tennessee to ask us why we had not voted for our own former U.S. Senator. We did not...
  • Heather Mills' latest bizarre rant:'Why don't we drink milk from rats and dogs?'

    11/24/2007 12:40:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies · 401+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | November 19, 2007
    During another typically bizarre day for Heather Mills, the former model yesterday urged people to try drinking milk from rats and dogs to help save the planet. Media-shy Heather started off by storming out of a radio interview with London's LBC station. She then drove a gas-guzzling Mercedes 4x4 to Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park to speak about ecological matters - and kept the engine running for part of the morning. Once there she proceeded to launch into an extraordinary ecological rant and exhorted the assembled crowds to try drinking rat's milk instead of cow's milk in a bid to...
  • Robert Redford Bashes Al Gore as Greedy Opportunist

    11/23/2007 6:44:01 PM PST · by melt · 106 replies · 7,699+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/22/07 | Noel Sheppard
    As irrefutable evidence mounts that Nobel Laureate Al Gore's climate alarmism is about nothing other than lining his supposedly green pockets with green currency, manmade global warming skeptics around the world wonder when the former vice president's house of cards will collapse. Without question, if Gore were to lose the support of almost universally adoring Hollywoodans, the scam would implode quicker than a Democrat demanding a recount after losing a close election. As such, the following comments by actor and environmentalist Robert Redford, reported by the New Statesman last week, should bring hope to folks not buying the snake oil...
  • Who Is the Greenest of the Presidential Wannabes?

    11/19/2007 12:43:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 308+ views
    Wired | November 19, 2007 | Marty Jerome
    Cannot be posted due to copyright issues: http://blog.wired.com/cars/2007/11/who-is-the-gree.html
  • Two Sides of Mr. Sarkozy

    11/19/2007 2:14:36 AM PST · by Cincinna · 11 replies · 101+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 18, 2007 | Editorial Staff
    The picture of a French president who jogs, vacations in New Hampshire and even seems comfortable around President Bush is so unusual that it has earned Nicolas Sarkozy the nickname of Sarko the American. That, along with France’s toughened stand against Iran’s nuclear appetites, won Mr. Sarkozy bipartisan applause in Washington this month. It is certainly a relief to have a French leader who wants to improve relations with the United States. The two countries have plenty of common interests, including fighting terrorism, keeping Iran from developing nuclear weapons and nurturing democracy in Lebanon. Washington and Paris still differ on...
  • NBC's Green Fraud

    11/10/2007 8:23:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 206+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 10, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    'WE have turned out the lights in the studio," NBC's Bob Costas told viewers of Sunday's Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game, "to kick off a week that will include more than 150 hours of programming designed to raise awareness about environmental issues." Discerning viewers with eyes keen enough to pierce the sanctimonious glare of Costas' candlelit silhouette may have noticed that the stadium's klieg lights still shone brightly. On a typical game day, a large football stadium burns about 65,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and 35,000 cubic feet of natural gas. The cars driving to the game spew about 200 metric...
  • Humanity is the greatest challenge (GW Claptrap)

    11/08/2007 5:01:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 248+ views
    The BBC ^ | November 5, 2007 | John Feeney
    The growth in human population and rising consumption have exceeded the planet's ability to support us, argues John Feeney. In this week's Green Room, he says it is time to ring the alarm bells and take radical action in order to avert unspeakable consequences. We humans face two problems of desperate importance. The first is our global ecological plight. The second is our difficulty acknowledging the first. Despite increasing climate change coverage, environmental writers remain reluctant to discuss the full scope and severity of the global dilemma we've created. Many fear sounding alarmist, but there is an alarm to sound...
  • The Real Al Gore (An attack from the left!)

    10/20/2007 1:20:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 196+ views
    The Nation ^ | from the November 5, 2007 issue | Alexander Cockburn
    Line up some of the more notorious Nobel Peace Prize recipients, such as Kissinger, and if you had to identify the biggest killer of all it was probably Norman Borlaug, one of the architects of the Green Revolution, which unleashed displacement, malnutrition and death across the Third World. If the Kyoto Accords were ever implemented, and they never will be, the net impact on greenhouse gases--99.72 percent of them natural in origin--would be imperceptible, but the devastation to Third World economies and life expectancies would rival that caused by Borlaug's seed strains. Already the hysteria about anthropogenic global warming stoked...
  • Doom if Saint Al loses carbs (Mark Steyn)

    10/15/2007 12:22:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 224+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 15, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    A COUPLE of days before Al Gore was awarded his Nobel Peace prize, Michael Burton, an English High Court judge and apparently a fine film critic, ruled that Al's Oscar-winner An Inconvenient Truth was prone to "alarmism and exaggeration" and identified nine major factual errors. For example, the former vice-president predicts a rise in sea levels of 6m "in the near future". "The Armageddon scenario he predicts," declared Burton, "is not in line with the scientific consensus." I'll say. The so-called scientific consensus of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggests rising sea levels across the next century of somewhere...