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  • On last day of summer, California is hit by unusual snow and hail storms

    09/21/2017 8:52:34 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 26 replies
    AP/LASlimes ^ | 9/21/17
    now fell in Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a wintry look in September and making travel hazardous. Sixteen vehicles crashed on Interstate 80 as snow and hail fell Thursday, killing a man driving a pickup truck and causing minor injuries to a few other people, said California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Nave. Snow dusted peaks in Yosemite National Park and temporarily closed Tioga Pass road, the soaring eastern entry to the park that typically doesn’t become impassable until mid-November. Several inches of snow were expected at elevations...
  • Entitled drivers are getting in the way of California’s climate change efforts

    09/20/2017 6:56:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 20, 2017 | Times Editorial Board
    For all the talk in California about leading the world in fighting global warming and resisting President Trump’s climate-denial agenda, the state faces one powerful obstacle that limits its environmental activism: Touch their cars and Californians will revolt. Any effort that limits, constrains or makes driving one’s car more expensive or inconvenient — no matter how civic-minded the proposal — is immediately controversial in California, and often a nonstarter. Getting between Californians and their cars can spell the end of a political career. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council have committed to help slow climate change and...
  • Climate Fascists React to New Research That Shows the Globe Isn’t Warmingcultur

    09/19/2017 8:05:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, there’s something new happening in the climate change world. A couple of pieces here and one of them at the U.K. Telegraph. You know what? Headline: “Climate Change Not As Threatening to Planet as Previously Thought, Says New Research.” And this is from climate change scientists. This is not from the, quote, unquote, deniers. It’s fascinating. It’s not warming, folks, and in fact in some places it’s cooling, and so the climate change fascists have to have an explanation. And wait ’til you hear what it is. BREAK TRANSCRIPTRUSH: On the global warming story, I don’t need to...
  • Experts admit global warming predictions wrong

    09/19/2017 1:07:03 AM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies
    The Australian ^ | September 19, 2017 | Ben Webster
    The worst impacts of climate change can still be avoided, senior scientists have said after revising their previous predictions. The world has warmed more slowly than had been forecast by computer models, which were “on the hot side” and overstated the impact of emissions, a new study has found. Its projections suggest that the world has a better chance than previously claimed of meeting the goal set by the Paris agreement on climate change to limit warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, makes clear that rapid reductions in emissions will still be...
  • Next wave of EPA science advisers could include those who question climate change

    09/18/2017 8:43:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis
    People who have questioned aspects of mainstream climate research appear on a list of 132 possible candidates for positions on EPA’s influential Science Advisory Board, which the agency has opened for public comment until September 28. One candidate believes more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will “confer great benefits upon future inhabitants of the globe” by driving plant growth. Another has said of the climate change debate that “scare tactics and junk science are used to secure lucrative government contracts.” Five candidates have challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s own science on the warming of the planet in court. But the...
  • Hurricane Irma: Pope Francis condemns climate change sceptics

    09/11/2017 6:36:31 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 63 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th September 2017 | BBC News
    Pope Francis has warned history will judge world leaders who do not act as he blasted climate change sceptics in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The pontiff said the recent storms meant the effects of climate change could be seen "with your own eyes". There have been four major Atlantic hurricanes in less than three weeks. But US Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt said it was an inappropriate time to discuss what role climate change may have played. Mr Pruitt - who has previously said he "would not agree" carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global...
  • Pope slams climate change deniers as 'stupid'

    09/11/2017 9:53:00 AM PDT · by detective · 110 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 11, 2017
    On board the papal plane (AFP) - Pope Francis on Monday slammed climate change doubters as "stupid" in the wake of a spate of hurricanes that have thrashed the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. "Those who deny it (climate change) should go to the scientists and ask them. They are very clear, very precise," the pontiff said Monday during a press conference on the return leg of a five-day Colombia trip.
  • A useful retort for those claiming #Irma & #Harvey hurricanes are a sure sign of ‘climate change’

    09/10/2017 11:18:46 AM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    WattsUpWithThat ^ | September 10, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    History can be a pesky thing, facts are stubborn things. There’s lot’s of caterwauling in the left about hurricane Irma on the heels of Harvey, being a sure sign of ‘climate change’ or global warming, or ‘climate disruption’ or something. A couple of days ago, king of the alarmists, Dr. Michael Mann, and his ex NCDC/NCEI toadie Dr. Thomas Peterson (architect of the Karlization of the global temperature record), penned a ridiculous op-ed in the Washinton Post.... ...Only in the mind of Mann can such drivel be produced. Mann is not a hurricane expert, he’s also apparently not a scholar...
  • Google's search bias against conservative news sites has been quantified

    09/08/2017 8:06:57 AM PDT · by McGarrett · 6 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 09/08/2017 | Leo Goldstein
    The author uses a metric of web traffic to show Google clearly favors climate alarmist and left-leaning sites over those with realistic climate views and conservative leanings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Mother Nature’s Rage’ Directed at U.S. Because of Trump

    09/07/2017 5:44:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 176 replies
    Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Mother Nature’s Rage’ Directed at U.S. Because of Trump By Kristine Marsh | September 7, 2017 5:31 PM EDT In an interview with Channel 4, a British public service television network, American actress Jennifer Lawrence blamed the recent hurricanes on Donald Trump’s voters, because they don't believe in man-made climate change. During the lengthy interview on her new movie Mother!, the conversation turned political about halfway through. After discussing the alleged pay gap between men and women, the interviewer asked Lawrence about climate change and the political climate in America. “I mean when the director was asked about...
  • Renowned climate scientist jailed for fraud

    09/07/2017 12:02:53 PM PDT · by ptsal · 21 replies
    Lucianne ^ | Sept-07, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Lucy Smith reports for the Townsville (Queensland), Australia Bulletin: A RENOWNED climate scientist has been jailed for fraudulently claiming half a million dollars in reimbursements from his employer. Over seven years, Australian Institute of Marine Science senior researcher Daniel Michael Alongi lodged 129 claims for fictitious purchases totalling $553,420.
  • Solar farms are cropping up in Will County, ILLINOIS

    09/05/2017 8:07:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune Southtown ^ | Sep 5, 2017 | Susan DeMar Lafferty
    Solar farms are cropping up in Will County As harvest season approaches, some Will County farmers may already be considering alternatives to the future of their corn and soybean fields. They are learning that the sun they now rely on to produce vegetables, could be harnessed into a new cash crop. Empowered by Illinois' new Future Energy Jobs Act, solar companies have approached area farmers in recent weeks about converting a portion of their property into solar farms. Cypress Creek Renewables, which currently operates solar farms in eight states, has an agreement with a landowner in Crete Township to convert...
  • After a devastating hurricane, Trump still picks a climate change denier to head NASA

    09/03/2017 5:46:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 2, 2017 | by Linda Stasi
    Dear Donald, Hurricane Harvey could be your defining moment; the moment that changes your presidency from the chaotic mess of threats, bitterness and bilious paranoia to one of rationality and reasonableness. You, sir, could be the President that saves the planet. There is no denying that our weather is getting more severe, that the oceans are rising, the Arctic ice is melting and hurricanes are wreaking ever-more havoc each time one pummels another part of the country. Harvey has officially brought the most destructive rainfall in our nation’s history — more than 51 inches in some areas of Houston. As...
  • Dumb and Dumber: Foregrounding Climate Justice from Harvey to Haiti’s Matthew

    09/03/2017 6:02:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | September 2, 2017 | by K. Jessica Hsu and Mark Schuller
    Yes, to not ask questions about climate change is indeed dumb, as Senator Sanders pointed out. It is dumber to not also question the current global economic system and policies perpetuating racial inequalities. The conversation must shift toward climate justice. Climate justice explicitly confronts basic inequalities: the world’s biggest polluters are not those directly affected by climate change. The big polluters are also the biggest “winners” in this economic system. It is no coincidence that higher climate vulnerability communities are largely communities of color and disenfranchised communities within the Global South. To achieve climate justice requires making sure that communities...
  • Did climate change decimate Georgia’s peach crop in 2017?

    09/01/2017 11:46:36 AM PDT · by Dacula · 30 replies
    Atlanta Urinal Constipation ^ | 9-1-2017 | AJC Staff
    MUSELLA, Georgia — Georgia’s peach industry suffered staggering losses this year — 85 percent of the crop wiped out by a winter that never get cold enough for the fruit to grow and ripen properly. The lingering question: was this a harbinger of climate change and many warmer winters to come? Or was it just the sort of bad luck that Georgia farmers have seen come and go ever since people began tilling the soils here? Robert Lee “Mr. Bob” Dickey, the patriarch of a family that grows a thousand acres of peaches in Middle Georgia, doesn’t hold with this...
  • CNN, MSNBC Shamefully Blame Climate Change for Harvey, Knock Poor Trump Voters as Houston Floods

    08/28/2017 8:15:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Newbusters.org ^ | August 28, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    While there have been only a smattering of climate change references since Hurricane Harvey took over news cycles, CNN and MSNBC featured more shameful exploitations of the hurricane on Monday to promote climate change as thousands were in need of help from rising flood waters. Perhaps most notably, one New York Times writer on MSNBC knocked the President, questioning his motives for recovery efforts, and used climate change to make a class argument that the poor and especially poor Trump voters are disproportionately going to be targeted by it. CNN, MSNBC Shamefully Blame Climate Change for Harvey, Knock Poor Trump...
  • Delingpole: All of Recent U.S. Warming Has Been Faked by NOAA

    08/24/2017 9:25:14 AM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    breitbart ^ | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    All of recent U.S. warming has been faked by NOAA. Here is the chart that demonstrates the scale of the fraud (as nailed by Steven Goddard). You don’t need to be a scientist to see the hoax here: it’s there in blue and red. The blue is based on the raw data from weather stations in each of the U.S. states since 1990, which clearly shows a downward (ie cooling) trend. The red is what the data from these same stations shows after the climate fraudsters at NOAA have “adjusted” it. Now, instead of cooling it shows warming. Well if...
  • Climate Alarmists Go Hysterical as Their Theory Melts Down

    08/24/2017 12:00:44 PM PDT · by detective · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 August 2017 | William F. Jasper
    The year 2016 turned out to be disastrous for the global-warming Doomsday Lobby. This year is shaping up as one that will deliver an even bigger setback — politically, scientifically, economically, and socially — to the forces of climate alarmism. The big political blow last year came, of course, with the election of Donald Trump. His announcement earlier this year of his decision to pull the United States out of the UN’s Paris climate accord sent climate activists across the globe into an apoplectic fury that continues unabated. President Trump’s move on the Paris deal represents not only a tectonic...
  • The Bloom is off the Ruse: Germany’s Angela Merkel Quietly Retreating From Paris Climate Treaty

    08/21/2017 11:22:07 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 20, 2017 | Sundance
    Angela Merkel is essentially the de-facto global head of modern political liberalism.  The central tenet, almost religious-based in its importance, is the lunacy within “climate change”.  However, as most reasonable people have concluded, the ‘climate discussions’ are more about controlled global economics than any actual concerns about planetary climatology.   Bottom line, it’s the economics that really matter beyond all else.
  • Trump to reverse Obama-era order aimed at planning for climate change

    08/15/2017 5:41:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 15, 2017 | Darryl Fears and Steven Mufson
    Excellent!and flood dangers. Speaking in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Trump said that the approval process for projects was “badly broken” and that the nation’s infrastructure was a “massive self-inflicted wound on our country.” Trump said that “no longer” would there be “one job-killing delay after another” for new projects. But he did not provide any proposal on how his much-promised infrastructure program would be financed or what it would include.