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  • Exxon, Chevron join climate initiative

    09/20/2018 9:52:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Timothy Cama
    Three of the United States’ largest oil and natural gas companies are joining a major fossil fuel-backed international coalition to battle climate change. Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. all announced that they’re joining the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) Thursday, in the lead-up to the major Climate Week event in New York City next week, where the group will have a meeting. The group was launched in 2014. Initially, United States-based companies avoided the initiative, and it was dominated by foreign companies like BP, Total and Royal Dutch Shell. “It will take the collective efforts...
  • Xcel does an end run on the legislature — with an assist from Colorado’s PUC

    09/20/2018 7:02:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | September 20, 2018 | Ray Scott
    When the Colorado Public Utilities Commission recently approved Xcel Energy’s Colorado Energy Plan, the commissioners made a highly politicized decision that ignored economic reality, bypassed the state legislature and allowed the company to break its promise to save customers money. Coloradans should be troubled not just by the plan itself, but by how it won approval through an end-run of the democratic process. In August 2017, Xcel unveiled the Colorado Energy Plan .. The plan’s cheerleaders, including Gov. John Hickenlooper and state agencies, celebrated the monopoly utility’s proposal to spend $2.5 billion on fuel switching ... Earlier in 2017, Xcel...
  • Cal Gov. Brown on Trump: 'Something's got to happen to this guy...he's going to undermine America'

    09/19/2018 10:17:17 AM PDT · by ETL · 114 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 19, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    California Gov. Jerry Brown ramped up his criticism of President Trump in an interview that aired Monday – calling the president a “saboteur” in the fight to combat climate change and saying that “something’s got to happen to this guy.” Speaking to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell at an environmental summit in San Francisco last week, Brown tore into Trump for the president’s controversial tweets about the death toll in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria and urged voters to vote for Democrats in November’s midterm elections in an effort to thwart Trump’s agenda. “We never had a president who was...
  • Deranged Dem Harpies in Full Screech Mode

    09/19/2018 5:55:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/19/18 | Judi McLeod
    Calling all zombies: Get your collective focus off TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) and on to what matters most: the thousands in North Carolina left bereft by the natural disaster called Hurricane Florence The shrieking screams of Democrat Party harpies will be louder than the winds of Hurricane Florence this morning as they realize their attempts at branding President Donald Trump a “killer” have failed. Most tragically, the death toll of Category 1 Hurricane Florence stands at 18, including a 3-month-old baby, nowhere near the thousands predicted by scare-mongering Progressives.
  • Liberal Hypocrisy: Global warmists attend SF climate change summit in private jets

    09/19/2018 5:27:26 AM PDT · by Eowyn2 · 7 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | Sept. 19, 2018 | Dr. Eowyn
    Last week, global warming/climate change hucksters converged on San Francisco for the three-day Global Climate Action Summit, Sept. 12-14, to lower the carbon emissions responsible for global warming. So many came by fuel-guzzling, carbon-spewing private jets that they increased SFO’s corporate private jet traffic by as much as 30%.
  • Climate change is making hurricanes way more intense

    09/17/2018 3:32:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sept. 17, 2018 | AP
    A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that climate change, in general, makes hurricanes worse. But determining the role of global warming in a specific storm such as Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut is not so simple — at least not without detailed statistical and computer analyses.
  • Deranged Dem Harpies in Full Screech Mode

    09/17/2018 9:57:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/17/18 | Judi McLeod
    Calling all zombies: Get your collective focus off TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) and on to what matters most: the thousands in North Carolina left bereft by the natural disaster called Hurricane Florence The shrieking screams of Democrat Party harpies will be louder than the winds of Hurricane Florence this morning as they realize their attempts at branding President Donald Trump a “killer” have failed. Most tragically, the death toll of Category 1 Hurricane Florence stands at 18, including a 3-month-old baby, nowhere near the thousands predicted by scare-mongering Progressives.
  • How to fly to a climate change summit? In a private, carbon-spewing jet

    09/16/2018 11:30:50 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 16, 2018 | Marier & Ross
    One of the hottest spots during the just-concluded Global Climate Action Summit was the private runway at San Francisco International Airport, where SFO spokesman Doug Yakel reports corporate jet traffic was up 30 percent over normal. Airport sources told us that the carbon-spewing corporate jets nearly filled the landing area’s parking slots and that many had flown in for the conference. The three-day climate confab drew more than 4,000 elected officials, business executives and environmentalists from around the globe and was aimed at addressing how to lower the carbon emissions responsible for global warming. The summit was organized by Gov....
  • California and Baden-Württemberg form sister-state relationship [for “climate change”]

    09/16/2018 6:31:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.16.2018 | jcg/sms (dpa, AFP)
    The governor of California, Jerry Brown, announced Saturday that his state would join the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg in a sister-state relationship with the goal of strengthening climate protection and economic ties between the two. The sister-state agreement comes at the tail end of a global climate summit, organized by Brown, which attracted thousands of politicians, activists, business leaders and others from around the world. The premier of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, joined Brown at the summit in San Francisco for the signing of the agreement. […] “The German connection is alive and well in California,” Brown said. “The fact...
  • How The German ‘Climate Change’ Agenda Is Destroying The NATO Alliance

    09/16/2018 4:05:52 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 17 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/16/18 | L Todd Wood
    Everyone knows the German government of Angela Merkel pays very little for its own defense, preferring to rely on the American taxpayer and their nuclear umbrella for Deutschland’s defense and security. U.S. Presidend Donald Trump has been very vocal about the situation, demanding Germany increase its defense spending from the current 1.2% of GDP to 2% immediately, the NATO target, not in the next decade as Germany wants (Give me a hamburger today and I’ll pay you Tuesday). But there is a much bigger story here. The real story is how the culturally Marxist ‘climate change’ agenda has pushed Germany...
  • North Carolina passed a law in 2012 that could make hurricanes like Florence more damaging

    09/15/2018 9:58:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sep 12,2018 | Jason Silverstein
    North Carolina could find itself more vulnerable to damage from storms like Hurricane Florence due to a state law passed six years ago that banned using recent climate science to plan for the consequences of rising sea levels.
  • California will launch 'its own damn satellite' as a swipe at Trump, 'Governor Moonbeam' says

    09/15/2018 4:36:14 PM PDT · by familyop · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15SEP18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    "We're going to launch our own satellite — our own damn satellite to figure out where the pollution is and how we’re going to end it," Brown told the audience at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco..."In California, with science under attack, in fact we’re under attack by a lot of people, including Donald Trump, but the climate threat still keeps growing," Brown added. "So, we want to know, what the hell is going on all over the world, all the time?"..."If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite," Brown said back in...
  • NASA satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes

    09/15/2018 11:39:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 15, 2018 12:13 PM EDT
    A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California early Saturday. A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:02 a.m. and headed over the Pacific Ocean. NASA Earth Science Division director Michael Freilich says that the mission in particular will advance knowledge of how the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica contribute to sea level rise. The melt from those ice sheets alone has raised global sea level by more than 1 millimeter (0.04 inch) a year recently,...
  • Harrison Ford urges voters to 'stop giving power to people who don't believe in science'

    09/15/2018 9:32:49 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 141 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/14/2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    The “Indiana Jones” star warned attendees that “the future of humanity was at stake” due to climate change.
  • Gov. 'Moonbeam' says California to launch climate satellite

    09/15/2018 12:46:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    The Mainichi (Japan) ^ | September 15, 2018
    California Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that the state plans to launch its "own damn satellite" into orbit to battle climate change. The man the late Chicago columnist Mike Royko famously dubbed "Gov. Moonbeam" made the announcement at the conclusion of a two-day climate summit he organized in San Francisco. [Snip] Before Brown's announcement, two prominent Democrats and a Republican mayor criticized Trump for his decision to withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris climate accord. "While Donald Trump may have pulled out of the climate agreement, the American people have not," former Secretary of State John Kerry said...
  • A warmer world makes hurricanes wetter and more intense [barf]

    09/14/2018 6:24:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 14, 2018 7:01 PM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that climate change in general makes hurricanes worse. But determining the role of global warming in a specific storm such as Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut is not so simple — at least not without detailed statistical and computer analyses. The Associated Press consulted with 17 meteorologists and...
  • Jerry Brown Calls Trump A ‘Liar, Criminal, Fool’ On Climate Change

    09/14/2018 5:00:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Sept. 14, 2018 | Mary Papenfus
    The president’s moves to dismantle environmental protections are a “major assault” on Americans, California’s governor said at a climate summit Thursday. California Gov. Jerry Brown bashed President Donald Trump’s record on the environment Thursday, saying that Trump will be remembered on climate change as a “liar, criminal, fool — pick your choice.” The Democrat spoke out against the president in introductory remarks at the Global Climate Action Summit that he’s co-hosting in San Francisco. Brown also ripped Trump for taking steps to try to dismantle California’s vehicle emissions standards, rolling back federal controls on power plant pollution, and easing regulations...
  • Climate Change Pimp Gov. Jerry Brown, Ignores Energy Jobs

    09/14/2018 9:24:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/18 | Katy Grimes
    Defacto leader of The Sky is Falling Chicken Little Party, Gov. Jerry Brown The doomsday predictions of global-warming alarmists would have us believe there are more droughts, more extreme hurricanes and tornados, that arctic snow caps are melting, and all coastal cities are in danger of rising seas. Convinced the sky is falling, Henny Penny and a band of gullible friends march off to tell the king, only to meet their end at the hands of a wily fox.“The sky is falling!” Henny Penny said, in a silly tale about a chicken who believes the world is coming to an...
  • John Kerry Would Sue Trump for 'the Lives That Will be Lost' Due to Climate Change

    09/13/2018 9:54:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/13/2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry, author of Every Day is Extra, predicted that “lives will be lost” due to President Trump’s position on climate change, calling his time in office a matter of “life and death.” “This is why it’s the anecdote to what Bob Woodward lays out [in his new book Fear: Trump in the White House]. This book describes how we accept and fight, many times unsuccessfully, more times successfully, to make our democracy work and never had we needed to do that more than right now. We’re in trouble,” Kerry said about his memoir during a...
  • Hurricane Florence: Washington Post declares Trump is 'complicit' for dangerous storm

    09/12/2018 7:04:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/12/18 | Brian Flood
    The editorial board of the Washington Post has declared that President Trump is “complicit” for Hurricane Florence because of his views on climate change. The massive storm has not made landfall yet, but the Post published a column on Wednesday headlined, “Another hurricane is about to batter our coast. Trump is complicit.” The piece also notes that Trump has given “good advice” when issuing hurricane warnings via his Twitter feed before it launched an attack on the president. “When it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit. He plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues...