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  • Warming Alarmists Redefine What A Hurricane Is So We'll Have More Of Them

    10/18/2016 4:09:51 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 17, 2016 | Kerry Jackson
    Whether they admit it out loud or not, many global warming alarmists want more destructive weather events to validate their assumptions. But what happens when they can't get their "dirty weather," as Al Gore calls it? Then they'll just have define down what a disaster is. After Matthew dumped more than 17 inches of rain in North Carolina, science editor Andrew Freedman wrote in Mashable that "it's time to face the fact that the way we measure hurricanes and communicate their likely impacts is seriously flawed. " "We need a new hurricane intensity metric," he said, "that more accurately reflects...
  • Leaked Clinton campaign memo on ‘climate change’ shows it’s really about politics

    10/17/2016 9:37:08 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 31 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | October 17, 2016 | Guest Blogger
    To achieve victory, we must treat climate change as an issue of historic importance that is worthy of a true political social movement to create change. This political social movement must be founded on moral principles with stark definitions of who is right and who is wrong, and it is important to outline the historically negative, irreversible implications if we were to not succeed. “By pursuing this as a political social movement, President Obama and his Administration will best be able to assure that his legacy includes his unprecedented leadership on climate that initiated the shifting of the country’s political...
  • Top American Fears- Corrupt Government and Terrorist Attacks, Not Climate Change

    10/17/2016 2:26:50 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/16 | Jack Dini
    Compared to other issues such as communicable diseases, malnutrition and hunger, sanitation and water, and the rest, climate change ranked last on the list Chapman University recently completed its third annual Survey of American Fears (2016). The survey asked respondents about 65 fears across a broad range of categories, including fears about the government, crime, the environment, the future, technology, health, natural disasters, as well as fears of public speaking, spiders, heights, ghosts, and many other personal anxieties.
  • Great Barrier Reef Obituary Goes Viral, To The Horror Of Scientists

    10/15/2016 10:51:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 14, 2016 | Chris D'Angelo
    Dead and dying are two very different things. If a person is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, their loved ones don't rush to write an obituary and plan a funeral. Likewise, species aren't declared extinct until they actually are. In a viral article entitled "Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016)," however, writer Rowan Jacobsen proclaimed ― inaccurately and, we can only hope, hyperbolically ― that Earth's largest living structure is dead and gone.
  • Nations, Fighting Powerful Refrigerant That Warms Planet, Reach Landmark Deal

    10/14/2016 10:26:17 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 15, 2016 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    Negotiators from more than 170 countries on Saturday reached a legally binding accord to counter climate change by cutting the worldwide use of a powerful planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. -snip-While the Paris agreement included pledges by nearly every country to cut emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the fossil fuels that power vehicles, electric plants and factories, the new Kigali deal has a single target: chemical coolants called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, used in air-conditioners and refrigerators.-snip-And while the Paris pledges are broad, they are also voluntary, often vague and dependent on the political will of future world...
  • Judge will let Exxon question climate-change investigation

    10/13/2016 4:28:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 13, 2016 7:19 PM EDT
    A federal judge has opened the way for Exxon Mobil Corp. to seek documents and question witnesses who may help the Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey investigate whether the company hid what it knew about climate change. U.S. District Court Judge Ed Kinkeade in Dallas said Thursday that critical comments Healey made at a news conference raised the possibility that she acted in “bad faith” by issuing a subpoena against the company. Healey and New York’s attorney general have accused Exxon of committing securities fraud by misleading investors and the public about what the company knew about the link between...
  • Clinton: 'Hurricane Matthew Was Likely More Destructive Because of Climate Change'

    10/12/2016 9:45:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 12, 2016 | 5:40 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Of all the problems facing this nation, climate change is at the top, Democrat Hillary Clinton told a campaign rally in Miami, Florida on Tuesday. “And I will tell you this — it is one of the most important issues at stake in this election,” she said. Appearing with climate change activisit Al Gore — her husband’s vice president — Clinton capitalized on Florida’s recent brush with Hurricane Matthew, saying the storm was “likely more destructive because of climate change.” …
  • First US Offshore Wind Plant Costs $17,600 Per Home Powered

    10/12/2016 6:28:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 11, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    America’s first offshore wind power plant will cost about $17,600 dollars to build per home it will power. Three miles off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, the wind farm is supposed to generate enough energy to power 17,000 homes, but will cost $300 million to build five turbines. This cost is just to build the turbines, not to operate them. The extremely high cost of offshore wind doesn’t worry environmentalists and progressives, however, because, as says about the project, “it’s the precedent that counts.” Despite the extremely high cost, federal officials want to power a whooping 23...
  • Al Gore, With Hillary Clinton, Stresses Voting and Climate

    10/11/2016 7:06:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 11, 2016 | Laura Meckler
    MIAMI—Former Vice President Al Gore on Tuesday returned to the campaign trail in Florida, where his 537-vote loss cost him the White House in 2000, presenting himself as “exhibit A” on the importance of voting. “Please take it from me: Every single vote counts,” he told 1,600 people at a rally here with Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. Mr. Gore reminded younger people in the audience that his loss to Republican George W. Bush was “very close”—so close that many Democrats believe the outcome would have been different if the Supreme Court hadn’t halted a recount of ballots.
  • World Leaders Try to Ban Another Greenhouse Gas

    10/10/2016 12:49:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies ^ | Oct. 10, 2016 | Robynne Boyd
    Eliminating refrigerants known as HFCs could prevent a leap in global warming After being directed for almost 30 years at substances that destroy ozone, the Montreal Protocol will for the first time target a group of greenhouse gases. Beginning today in Kigali, Rwanda, member states of the United Nations are finalizing the terms of what could be the largest commitment to reducing global warming since the Paris Agreement on climate last December. Delegates are likely to take till the meeting’s final day on Oct. 14 to hammer out the knotty details of an amendment to the protocol. Ideally, the...
  • July 21, 2010: Two More Massage Therapists Accuse Al Gore of Sexual Assault

    10/11/2016 1:07:08 PM PDT · by blueplum · 38 replies
    National Enquirer via Business Insider ^ | 21 July 2010 11:04am | Katya Wachtel
    (2010) Former Vice President Al Gore has been hit by new allegations of sexual assault. This time, it's two more massage therapists bringing the charges. The former VP is already in hot water, fighting abuse claims in Portland, where another masseuse said Gore groped her in '06
  • Hillary Clinton, Al Gore holding campaign rally at Miaimi Dade College (Rapist Bill Protest)

    10/11/2016 1:18:33 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 52 replies
    WSVN 7 News Miami ^ | October 11, 2016 | Lorena Estrada
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, alongside Former Vice President Al Gore, are holding a campaign rally at Miami Dade College’s Kendall campus, Tuesday afternoon.
  • Scientists: Climate change made Hurricane Matthew stronger

    10/09/2016 11:38:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies ^ | Oct. 7, 2016 | Craig Pittman
    You can't blame climate change for creating Hurricane Matthew. But two Florida scientists say you can blame a warmer world for making the storm get so strong so fast.Hurricanes and tropical storms gain their power from absorbing the heat of warm water. That's why hurricane season runs from June to November, when the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico are at their warmest. This year, global temperature readings are setting new records every month, so that 2016 is on track to be the warmest year ever. "Ocean temperatures are playing a big role in that," said...
  • Feds Thinking About Killing 31,000 Mining Jobs To Protect A Chicken

    10/08/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 10/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A new report has government officials considering setting 10 million acres of across six states in the American west off limits to mining and development to protect the chicken-like Greater Sage Grouse, which is not an endangered species. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report found that much of the Sage Grouse’s habitat sits on top of extremely valuable deposits of minerals including gold, copper, lithium, silver, uranium and many others. The USGS report means that the government’s most restrictive grouse protection plan could kill even more than 31,000 jobs and lead to more than $5.6 billion in reduced annual economic...
  • Experts said Arctic sea ice would melt entirely by September 2016 - they were wrong

    10/08/2016 11:39:49 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | October 8, 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    Dire predictions that the Arctic would be devoid of sea ice by September this year have proven to be unfounded after latest satellite images showed there is far more now than in 2012. Scientists such as Prof Peter Wadhams, of Cambridge University, and Prof Wieslaw Maslowski, of the Naval Postgraduate School in Moderey, California, have regularly forecast the loss of ice by 2016, which has been widely reported by the BBC and other media outlets. Prof Wadhams, a leading expert on Arctic sea ice loss, has recently published a book entitled A Farewell To Ice in which he repeats the...
  • 4,001 Days: The Major Hurricane Drought Continues

    10/07/2016 11:09:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies ^ | Oct. 7, 2016 | Roy Spencer Ph. D.
    Today marks 4,001 days since the last major hurricane (Wilma in 2005) made landfall in the United States. A major hurricane (Category 3 to 5) has maximum sustained winds of at least 111 mph, and “landfall” means the center of the hurricane eye crosses the coastline. This morning it looks like Matthew will probably not make landfall along the northeast coast of Florida. Even if it does, its intensity is forecast to fall below Cat 3 strength this evening. The National Hurricane Center reported at 7 a.m. EDT that Cape Canaveral in the western eyewall of Matthew experienced a wind...
  • Hillary blaming Donald Trump for the weather: ‘Thar She Blows’

    10/07/2016 10:12:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/07/16 | Judi McLeod
    Making Mother Nature her latest campaign prop, Clinton uses God’s Creation to claim that Trump is “totally unfit and unqualified to be OUR President, and with blowing winds is giving Hurricane Matthew a run for its money The Progressive Blame Game has finally come all the way full circle: foul weather is big, bad Donald J. Trump’s fault. ‘Stormy weather’ is the song recorded by the iconic Lena Horne. Without the interruption of coughing, Hillary Clinton is now screeching it. One day after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent global warming Cassandra Al Gore out on the campaign trail, we...
  • Matt Drudge Suggests Government May Be Lying About Hurricane Matthew

    10/07/2016 9:45:21 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 93 replies
    Matt Drudge, author of the conservative media site, is being ridiculed over his tweets in advance of Hurricane Matthew's arrival in Florida. Thursday afternoon and early Friday morning, the conservative firebrand took to Twitter to imply that the storm might not be as powerful as government officials say it is. First he tweeted: "The deplorables are starting to wonder if govt has been lying to them about Hurricane Matthew intensity to make exaggerated point on climate."
  • Clinton Misses Point of Trump’s Tweet on China’s Climate “Hoax”

    10/06/2016 2:54:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Real Clear Energy ^ | October 5, 2016 | George David Banks
    During the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of thinking “climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.” The real estate mogul denied ever making the statement. Referencing a 2012 tweet from Trump, Clinton surrogates and environmental activists quickly unleashed a storm of ridicule, smugly asking whether Trump actually believes climate change was something dreamed up in Beijing. On its face, the comment attributed to Trump certainly seems absurd. However, Clinton mischaracterized Trump’s position when she paraphrased his tweet during the debate. He actually wrote that “the concept of global warming was created by and for the...
  • What?? NBC’s Ron Allen Thinks Climate Deal Is ‘Designed to Stop’ Storms Like Hurricane Matthew

    10/06/2016 8:48:11 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 34 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | October 5, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    President Barack Obama spoke to reporters on Wednesday afternoon on the Paris climate change agreement and, almost on cue, NBC’s Ron Allen connected global warming to Hurricane Matthew set to bear down on the Bahamas, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. Speaking on MSNBC Live to host Kate Snow, Allen first gushed about how the President “believes so deeply in protecting the environment” that the deal marks “one of the most significant aspects of his legacy” before bringing in Hurricane Matthew as a intriguing “practical matter.” It was "what the president was talking about as the threat that the planet faces...
  • EPA issues 50-state climate warning, flood, drought, 'insect outbreaks'

    10/06/2016 10:09:46 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/16 12:34 PM | By Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard)
    The Environmental Protection Agency Thursday unveiled its new online tool to help local officials deal with climate change, and it warns that no state in the nation is safe from disaster. The "Climate Change Adaptation Resource Center," or "ARC-X," provides a map that break the country into eight regions and every single one comes with a threatening warning and long list of threats to human life. "From floods and droughts to dangerous heat islands and other public health effects, communities are facing the very real impacts of climate change," said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in unveiling the portal. While the...
  • UN makes power play against Trump

    10/06/2016 3:32:00 AM PDT · by kimtom · 53 replies ^ | 10/05/16 | Devin Henry
    International governments have made a power play against Donald Trump by ratifying an international climate deal earlier than expected, effectively preventing him from “canceling” the deal as he has promised to do. The European Union’s Tuesday decision to join the Paris climate deal will push the deal over the threshold for ratification; it will formally take effect in 30 days. That means Trump, should he be elected president in November, could not “cancel” or renegotiate the terms of the agreement. President Obama committed the United States to reduce its emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent by 2025 as part...
  • Removing CO2 From the Air Only Hope for Fixing Climate Change, New Study Says

    10/06/2016 9:18:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies ^ | Oct. 6, 2016 | ZAHRA HIRJI
    The only way to keep young people from inheriting a world reeling from catastrophic climate change is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions dramatically and immediately, according to a new paper. Not only that, but it's also necessary to aggressively remove greenhouse gas that's already accumulated. "If rapid emission reductions are initiated soon, it is still possible that at least a large fraction of required CO2 extraction can be achieved via relatively natural agricultural and forestry practices with other benefits," the authors wrote. "On the other hand, if large fossil fuel emissions are allowed to continue, the scale and cost of...
  • Obama: Paris Climate Accord Best Possible Shot to 'Save' Planet

    10/05/2016 2:02:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | NBCNews and Reuters
    A sweeping global agreement to combat climate change by shifting the world economy away from fossil fuels will take force next month after passing a threshold for ratification on Wednesday with support from European nations. President Obama, speaking from the Rose Garden, called the "Paris Agreement" potentially a "turning point" for our planet. "This gives us the best possible shot to save the one planet we've got," Obama said. Addressing climate change has been a core goal for the president and netting the Paris climate deal is considered a critical part of his environmental policy legacy. "One the reasons I...
  • UN makes power play against Trump

    10/05/2016 11:21:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | Devin Henry
    International governments have made a power play against Donald Trump by ratifying an international climate deal earlier than expected, effectively preventing him from “canceling” the deal as he has promised to do.  The European Union’s Tuesday decision to join the Paris climate deal will push the deal over the threshold for ratification; it will formally take effect in 30 days.  That means Trump, should he be elected president in November, could not “cancel” or renegotiate the terms of the agreement. President Obama committed the United States to reduce its emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent by 2025 as part...
  • Pew: Most Americans Don’t Believe in ‘Scientific Consensus’ on Climate Change

    10/04/2016 4:58:30 PM PDT · by upchuck · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | Oct 4, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    Nearly three-quarters of Americans don’t trust that there is a large “scientific consensus” amongst climate scientists on human behavior being the cause of climate change, according to an in-depth survey on “the politics of climate” released Tuesday by Pew Research Center. According to the survey, only 27 percent of Americans agree that “almost all” climate scientists say that human behavior is mostly responsible for climate change, while 35 percent say that “more than half” of climate scientists agree on this. An additional 35 percent of those surveyed say that fewer than half (20%) or almost no (15%) climate scientists believe...
  • U.S. Intel Alert: Climate Change Aids Terrorists, Destabilizes Entire World, Stresses Military

    10/04/2016 11:40:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 4, 2016
    Climate change poses significant national security challenges for the United States and will create large-scale political instability, social disruption and food shortages, according to the nation’s intelligence agency. It marks the latest of many dire government warnings under President Obama about the ills of global warming and this one comes from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), though the agency concedes it’s based on information provided by the famously corrupt United Nations (UN). That the nation’s intelligence agency has blindly adopted the information as fact is almost more alarming than the warnings outlined in its 13-page report...
  • DiCaprio: Climate change deniers shouldn't hold public office

    October 03, 2016, 08:46 pm DiCaprio: Climate change deniers shouldn't hold public office By Jessie Hellmann Politicians who don't believe in climate change should not hold public office, said actor Leonardo DiCaprio Monday at the White House before the screening of his new climate documentary. "The scientific consensus is in and the argument is now over," DiCaprio said at the White House's South By South Lawn event. "If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts, or in science or empirical truths and therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public...
  • Students, faculty discuss climate justice with author-activist

    10/03/2016 6:54:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 10/3/16 | Riordan
    “It’s too late to prevent climate crisis; we’re in it. If we don’t take radical steps to transform our energy system… and conduct a society-wide mobilization, our children will inherit an inhospitable planet,” he said... Stephenson stated that politicians and fossil fuel industries continue to exploit natural resources and the people who live around them to stay in power. Despite scientific evidence and regard for human safety, “politics and fossil fuel industry deny the science. These are crimes against humanity,” he said. The activist drew parallels between the moral, spiritual and political metamorphosis of society due to the influence of...
  • Unfortunately, Kerry's still in office ... Fortunately, he'll be gone soon

    10/03/2016 4:48:09 AM PDT · by knarf · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | knarf
    Two years ago, John Kerry said the Bible Commands America To Protect Muslims From Global Warming.A minute and a half
  • Surge in electric cars could strain energy grid, warns EU agency

    10/01/2016 10:29:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Sep 30, 2016 | James Crisp
    The large scale roll-out of electric cars on EU roads will help fight climate change but more electricity will have to be generated to power the vehicles which, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned, could have its own impact on global warming. The European Environment Agency this week said that larger numbers of electric vehicles will not be enough to make to the transition to a low-carbon economy. The EU’s transport sector still depends on oil for 94% of its energy needs. The reductions in carbon dioxide emissions in road transport gained from the scaling-up of electric vehicles would...
  • Global warming milestone as scientists warn Earth has passed carbon tipping point 'for good'

    09/28/2016 2:41:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | CHEYENNE MACDONALD
    Atmospheric carbon dioxide has reached a historic threshold as levels remain above 400 parts per million through the end of September – the point in which values typically drop to their lowest. Climate scientists now warn that it’s ‘almost impossible’ that these numbers will fall next month, and likely won’t dip below 400ppm in the foreseeable future. While there may be brief, daily events in which the levels fall short of this amount, monthly values are set to keep climbing as the ‘rising half of the cycle’ begins, when carbon dioxide could even break 410 ppm.~SNIP~CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY CAUSING...
  • Enjoy Earth While It Lasts: Atmospheric Carbon Levels Pass the Point of No Return (RUH ROH!)

    09/29/2016 7:03:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 9/28/2016 | Mac McCann
    The bad news: Earth's climate change problem just passed a point of no return. Atmospheric carbon levels have passed 400 parts per million, and they won't return to more environment-friendly levels "ever again for the indefinite future." The good news? Oh, wait, no. Sorry. We're pretty screwed. Carbon dioxide just hit its annual minimum at Mauna Loa Observatory and failed to dip below 400 ppm — Climate Central (@ClimateCentral) September 28, 2016 We already knew it was bad. After all, in the last 20 years, humanity destroyed 1.27 million square miles—10 percent—of the Earth's wilderness. Climate change has "devastated"...
  • Judges must understand: climate rules are irrational

    09/30/2016 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/16 | Tom Harris
    Most people across the world do not care about climate change On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments in the litigation over President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). If implemented, CPP regulations will require states to develop and bring into force plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. Arguments against the CPP focussed primarily on its questionable legality. However, the ten judges considering the case should also keep in mind that the rules are pointless. No matter what one believes about the causes of climate change, the...
  • Solar Generated Less Than 1% of U.S. Electricity in First Half of 2016(hidabama plan)

    09/30/2016 7:55:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 9/30/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Solar energy accounted for less than one percent of the total electricity generated in the U.S. during the first six months of 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest Monthly Energy Review. Table 7.2a of the report shows that the U.S. generated a total of 1,951,350 million kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity from January through June of this year. But solar-generated electricity made up only a small fraction of the total.
  • Fake Nobel Laureate Uses Super PAC To Attack Trump On Global Warming

    09/28/2016 12:07:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept.28, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A handful of scientists are using a super PAC to get their colleagues to align against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over his “embrace of conspiracy theories, anti-science attitudes, and disregard for experts.” “We urge our peers to join us in making it clear that Mr. Trump’s statements are not only at odds with scientific reality, but represent a dangerous rejection of scientific thinking,” reads an online petition started by anthropologist Eugenie Scott on the website of Not Who We Are PAC. Scott, who made her name fighting against teaching creationism in schools, joined up with Penn State University climate...
  • Appeals court considers Obama’s climate change plan

    09/27/2016 7:06:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 27, 2016 | Ann E. Marimow and Brady Dennis
    President Obama’s signature effort to combat global warming was alternately lauded as a reasonable attempt to move the nation toward cleaner energy sources and faulted as an unconstitutional, job-killing power grab during seven hours of vigorous legal arguments Tuesday. With the Clean Power Plan’s future on the line, a 10-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struggled to discern whether the proposal goes too far in trying to compel power plants to cut carbon-dioxide emissions. The Obama administration contends it merely used its authority to nudge the industry in a direction many companies...
  • Earth's atmospheric oxygen levels continue long slide

    09/27/2016 11:09:49 AM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 22 replies
    Accuweather ^ | September 27, 2016 | Charles Q. Choi
    Atmospheric oxygen levels have declined over the past 1 million years, although not nearly enough to trigger any major problems for life on Earth, a new study finds.
  • Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Jerry Brown

    09/26/2016 1:17:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/16 | Katy Grimes
    California is a Failure at Business The inconsistencies of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate change policies, together with his immigration policies, are formidable and deliberately deceptive — one policy is driving taxpayers and businesses out of the state, and the other is driving droves of unskilled, unemployed aliens into the state. Last year, in 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown claimed California has an overpopulation problem, and the ongoing drought was proof that the explosion of population in California has reached the limit of what the states’ resources can provide. “We are altering this planet with this incredible power of science, technology...
  • BABIES cause global warming, claims professor in shock new book

    09/24/2016 7:14:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 66 replies
    Express-UK ^ | September 24, 2016 | Katie Mansfield
    Dr Travis Rieder, a moral philosophy professor and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University, claims reducing the number of babies born each year could save the world. . . “If you're Catholic, and you're really going to stare climate change in the face, refuse contraception, and continue to have sex anyway, there's the foreseeable outcome that you will have more children than average. “Well, then you really better be doing your darnedest in all sorts of other ways. When you make that choice, there's a cost. You have to pay for it in some way.”
  • Study: Tropical Hotspot ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World Data

    09/23/2016 10:05:00 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | September 22, 2016 | September 22, 2016
    Researchers analyzed temperature observations from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found the so-called “tropical hotspot” relied upon by the EPA to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant “simply does not exist in the real world.” They found that once El Ninos are taken into account, “there is no ‘record setting’ warming to be concerned about.” “These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt but that EPA’s claim of a Tropical Hot Spot (THS), caused by rising atmospheric CO2 levels, simply does not exist in the real world,” reads the report by economist James Wallace, climatologist...
  • Rep. Tom McClintock trolls Obama's climate adviser (Video: put her to shame)

    09/23/2016 4:52:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Video Credit: YouTube California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock started a Congressional hearing by reading a Washington Post article detailing the impacts of global warming on the Arctic ecosystem. He read: “The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and some place the seals are finding the water too hot.” He then asked Obama's top climate adviser Christy Goldfuss, "Is this the crisis you're referring to?", referring to new guidance her council issued on accounting for global warming impacts. Goldfuss said, "It's a crisis we're trying to address...I'm not familiar with that report." Then McClintock nailed her saying, "Perhaps...
  • Mother Theresa, The Environment, and The Poor in India,

    09/23/2016 1:36:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 23, 2016 | Vijay Jayaraj
    Early this month, Mother Theresa was canonized as Saint Theresa by Pope Francis in a celebrated canonization ceremony in Vatican City. At this juncture, the same poor people in Calcutta (now Kolkata), whom she served with her life, face a different kind of threat to their lives—energy poverty caused by radical environmental policies. Sadly, these policies are supported by Pope Francis himself. People from all walks of life, including those from various faiths, have celebrated the life of Mother Theresa over the past decades. For them, her work of charity and her heart for the poor far outweighed her religious...
  • Pope out in left field on definition of terrorism

    09/23/2016 9:24:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/16 | Judi McLeod
    Pope Francis and the Vatican run the risk of people losing their faith by this one perplexing turn of events since he became pope: They thought the idea was for the pope to convert Obama. Instead the pope was converted by Obama “Journalism based on gossip or rumors is a form of “terrorism” and media that stereotype entire populations or foment fear of migrants are acting destructively.” So said Pope Francis from a walled in Vatican City on the second straight day of looting and burning by rioters in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • California’s Soberanes Fire Is the Most Expensive in America — Ever

    09/22/2016 4:20:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Pacific Standard Magazine ^ | 9/22 | Madeleine Thomas
    The Soberanes Fire — which continues to burn throughout California’s Monterey County — is officially the most expensive in the United States’ history, with costs topping $208.4 million, the Associated Press reports. California already sustains the highest annual wildfire costs of any state. And, as KPCC reports, this year’s fire season as a whole—which has included scorchers like the Blue Cut, Soberanes, and Sand Fires — could prove to be the most expensive for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) since 2000. The Soberanes Fire, which began on July 22nd after an illegal campfire, is only 71 percent contained, according to the...
  • The ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World, Study Finds(WUT!)

    09/22/2016 9:36:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 9/22/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    One of the main lines of evidence used by the Obama administration to justify its global warming regulations doesn’t exist in the real world, according to a new report by climate researchers. Researchers analyzed temperature observations from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found the so-called “tropical hotspot” relied upon by the EPA to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant “simply does not exist in the real world.” They found that once El Ninos are taken into account, “there is no ‘record setting’ warming to be concerned about.” “These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt...
  • Scientists tell Donald Trump: Climate change is real

    09/21/2016 6:10:05 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 106 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 09/20/16 | Lisa M. Krieger
    Scientists to Trump: Human-caused climate change is real — and don’t mess with the hard-won Paris Agreement. That’s the message of a new letter co-drafted by a prominent Bay Area climate scientist and signed by 375 members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, including famed physicist Stephen Hawking, biologist E.O. Wilson and 30 Nobel Prize winners.
  • WaPo: Trump Will Bring ‘Climate Catastrophe’

    09/20/2016 9:00:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 20, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    If you vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, you’re voting in favor of “climate catastrophe,” according to liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson. “Anyone who takes climate change seriously had better do everything possible to keep Donald Trump out of the White House,” Robinson wrote in a recent op-ed on why Trump would be bad for the fight against global warming. “Global warming is affecting weather patterns worldwide,” Robinson wrote.
  • Cow Fart Regulation Passed Into California Law

    09/20/2016 12:36:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 19, 2016
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that regulates emissions from dairy cows and landfills for the first time as California broadens its efforts to fight climate change beyond carbon-based greenhouse gases. Brown’s move Monday targets a category of gases known as short-lived climate pollutants, which have an outsize effect on global warming despite their relatively short life in the atmosphere.
  • Kerry: Climate Change Skeptics Believe 'Extra Water is Just Going to Spill Over the Sides of…' [tr]

    09/16/2016 5:38:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 16, 2016 | 10:14 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Secretary of State John Kerry says, climate change skeptics believe that with “the melting of the ice and the rise of sea level, all that extra water is just going to spill over the sides of a flat Earth.” Kerry made the comments Wednesday at the Global Fishing Watch reception in Washington, D.C. “We now have the highest rate of increase of acidity in the ocean in 50 million years,” Kerry said. “And believe it or not, scientists have the ability to measure that. And that acidity changes the capacity of particularly crustaceans to be able to grow.” …