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  • HuffPo Devotes Religion Page to Global Warming Cult Worship

    09/20/2014 11:20:39 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 20, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Green Jesus. That is the image that now greets visitors to the Huffington Post Religion page at the very top. If you think that the Huffington Post has an agenda it is pushing, you would be correct. A total of seven stories are devoted to the topic of global warming in general and Sunday's "People's Climate March NYC" in particular. The extent that the Huffington Post is inappropriately using religion to push a worldwide political program of big spending programs on a problem that doesn't exist can be seen in the "religion" articles used to hype this agenda. The desperation...
  • US to train veterans to install solar panels

    09/18/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2014 9:59 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus save billions of dollars on energy bills for homeowners and businesses. It will launch this fall at one or more military bases and train a total of at least 50,000, including veterans. …
  • Why King Coal Will Keep Its Crown

    09/17/2014 6:34:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | Andrew Topf
    For climate change activists and those hoping for an energy future dominated by renewables or even less-polluting natural gas, the death of coal cannot come quickly enough. But with coal still the dominant form of cheap electricity throughout the world, it is unlikely the bogeyman of climate change will disappear anytime soon. That's because the price of coal, compared to other fuels, is just too good to refuse. Just look at China, where the country's double-digit economic growth has largely been fueled by coal, which fulfills 60 percent of its energy mix.
  • UN study denies climate protection precludes growth

    09/16/2014 3:10:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09/16/2014 | [cjc/sri (Reuters, AFP)]
    At the crossroads of ecology and economy, an international panel said Tuesday investments in climate protection could also bolster growth. “It is possible to tackle global climate change and it is possible to have economic growth at the same time,” said Mexico’s former president, Felipe Calderón, who introduced a report compiled by former heads of state, business figures and economists. Unlike past studies that have centered on the risks of inaction, the report sought to allay many people’s fears that aggressive climate protection could undermine jobs and economic growth. It said while a pivot to clean energy from fossil fuels...
  • Labour MP: Beat gridlock with a ban on owning a car and force motorists to share vehicles (UK)

    09/13/2014 6:40:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:46 EST, 13 September 2014 | (MailOnline Reporter)
    Owning a car should be “outlawed” to force people on to public transport, a senior Labour MP has suggested. Motorists who want to drive should instead be forced to join communal “car clubs” where the cars are shared by drivers and used only when needed. Dr. Alan Whitehead, a Labour MP for Southampton Test and a member of the Energy and Climate Change select committee, said the increase in car ownership would lead to “something approaching a national traffic jam before 2040”. He claimed that radical action would be needed to avoid national gridlock. …
  • UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

    09/09/2014 5:17:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2014 6:53 AM EDT | John Heilprin
    Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. In an annual report, the World Meteorological Organization said that carbon dioxide, the heat-trapping gas blamed for the largest share of global warming, rose to global concentrations of 396 parts per million last year, the biggest year-to-year change in three decades. That’s an increase of 2.9 ppm from the previous year—and is 42 percent higher than before the Industrial Age, when levels were about 280 parts per million. The 2012 level was itself...
  • Winter Is Coming: 1,097 Record Low Temperatures Broken So Far In August

    08/26/2014 2:06:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:45 PM 08/25/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    It’s been a cool summer so far for many across the U.S. as 1,097 record low temperatures were set in August, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) temperature data. NOAA reports that 1,097 “low maximum” temperature records were broken between Aug. 1 and Aug. 23 at locations across the country this year. This means that these temperatures on the day they were recorded were the coolest on record. After a particularly long and frigid winter, summer for much of the U.S. has been cooler than normal, according to NOAA data. The average temperature for July was just 73.3...
  • PR Firms Take a Stand on Climate Change: Will No Longer Represent Firms Denying Climate Change

    08/15/2014 6:44:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Triple Pundit ^ | 08/14/2014 | RP Seigel
    Public relations (PR) is a powerful but unseen force in our society. Companies hire PR firms to make them look as good as possible. When the companies do something they are proud of, they do everything they can to make sure everyone hears about it (including, sometimes contacting reporters like us). When the companies do things that are not so great, they “spin” the news to make it sound harmless. PR firms make their money from fees paid by their clients and have typically been value-neutral, meaning that they promote whatever their clients want them to promote. So it’s a...
  • PG poll: Scientific consensus on climate change has not permeated the public [lefty whining]

    08/13/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 40 replies
    Pitsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | James P. O'Toole
    Despite the scientific consensus that global warming is occurring and caused by human activity, a new survey conducted for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette demonstrates that many Americans remain uncertain about the impact of climate change and the need for government action to address it. This is contrary to some polls suggesting wide support for steps to counter the phenomenon. David W. Moore, director of the iMediaEthics survey, said the results suggest that, because of flaws in methodology or wording, some other surveys have overstated the degree of public knowledge on the issue, and the intensity of support for measures to curb...
  • Kerry visits Solomon Islands, sees WWII memorials (and talks “climate change”)

    08/12/2014 9:55:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 12:39 AM EDT | Matthew Lee
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid a visit Wednesday to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, where he met the tiny nation’s leaders and commemorated the ferocious World War II battles fought on Guadalcanal. Kerry met with Solomon’s Prime Minister Gordon Lilo and Governor General Frank Kabui to discuss sustainable development, ocean preservation and how the islands’ 600,000 residents are coping with the effects of climate change. …
  • Inhofe blocks climate change resolution

    07/29/2014 9:19:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) blocked Senate Democrats on Monday from passing a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) asked unanimous consent to pass S.Res. 524, which is a measure that expresses the sense of the Senate that climate change is occurring and poses a risk to the United States. But Inhofe objected. “All we wanted to say in this resolution is climate change is happening,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on the Senate floor. “We can’t afford to sit around here debating whether climate change is real.” Inhofe has been an ardent...
  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    07/28/2014 8:04:43 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 16 replies
    WRAL ^ | 7/28/14 | Dina Cappiello
    As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama's strategy for reducing the gases blamed for climate change and reveals a little-discussed side effect of countries acting alone on a global problem. The contribution of this exported pollution to global warming is not something the administration wants to measure, or even talk about.
  • Scientists find beef production harmful to the environment (yeah, this again)

    07/26/2014 7:02:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25/07/2014 - 08:12
    Production of beef is nearly ten times more damaging to the environment than any other form of meat production, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. American scientists measured the environment inputs required for beef production and concluded that beef cattle need 28 times more land and 11 times more irrigation water than pork, poultry, eggs or dairy. […] The scientists calculated that the amount of resources required for all the feed consumed by edible livestock and worked out the amount of hay, silage and concentrates such as soybeans required by the...
  • Earth's Hottest June Follows Hottest May. The New normal? (Conflicting Data Scam Alert)

    07/22/2014 8:50:47 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 24 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 22, 2014 23:20 GMT | Noelle Swan
    Things are heating up on planet Earth. Average global temperatures shattered records this June ... for the second month in a row, according to a new report from the National Climactic Data Center. The NCDC, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, analyzed data from 2,000 weather stations scattered across the globe measuring both ocean and land temperatures and found that global average temperatures surpassed the previous record by 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit. That makes June 2014 the warmest June since record keeping began in 1880. If this trend continues, 2014 could top 2010 as the warmest year recorded.
  • Obama attributes wildfires to climate change

    07/22/2014 8:14:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2014 9:05 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama says a wildfire that has burned nearly 400 square miles in the north-central part of Washington state, along with blazes in other Western areas, can be attributed to climate change. Obama, speaking at a fundraiser Tuesday, offered federal help to deal with Washington’s wildfire, the largest in the state’s history. …
  • ‘Sure Hope So’: Harry Reid Wants to Pass Carbon Tax Bill After Midterms

    07/22/2014 2:34:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2014 - 6:04 AM | Susan Jones
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was asked Monday if Democrats will move a carbon tax bill after the midterm election. “I sure hope so,” he told a “clean energy” conference call. […] A carbon tax bill won’t advance unless Democrats retake the House and retain control of the Senate in November. With that goal in mind, President Obama was heading west on Tuesday to raise money for his party. …
  • Why Some Penguins Thrive in Climate Change

    07/06/2014 9:39:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 6, 2014 | By MARY GODFREY
    Penguins are on the front line of climate change, as rising global temperatures melt the ice the iconic and lovable creatures call home. Scientists who count the birds are finding that penguins are beginning to feel major impacts from the drastic changes to their habitat. But, perhaps surprisingly, the breeding populations of three brush-tailed species of penguins inhabiting the Western Antarctic Peninsula, where the temperatures are warmest, are not all falling as the ice is quickly melting.
  • Misconceptions helped kill Australian carbon tax (barf alert)

    07/06/2014 7:29:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 6, 2014 2:18 AM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    … Opponents of the carbon tax implemented in 2012 had the media largely on their side. Electricity prices soared—not mainly because of the tax, but because power companies were spending billions on infrastructure. Most electricity users were compensated for the added cost of the tax, but many of them didn’t know that. And rising gas prices fed the fury—even though the tax didn’t apply to gasoline. Australia’s experience illustrates how easy it is to scuttle complicated environmental laws, and serves as a warning to President Barack Obama, whose recent proposal to force a 30 percent cut in power plants’ carbon...
  • World’s judges gather to support the environment

    06/25/2014 4:21:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters/The Knowledge Effect ^ | 24 June 2014 | Timothy Nixon
    Approximately 150 representatives from among the world’s Chief Justices, Heads of Jurisdiction, Attorneys General, Auditors General, Chief Prosecutors, other high-ranking representatives of the judicial, legal and auditing professions, are gathering here in Nairobi as participants to the first ever session of the United Nations Assembly on the Environment. There is a formal aspect to what these legal experts are doing here, namely to “raise awareness for the role of environmental law as an indispensable tool on the path towards sustainable development and… identify the means by which the development and implementation of environmental rule of law can help ensure just...
  • Australian PM introduces bill to repeal carbon tax

    06/22/2014 11:34:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2014 1:12 AM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott reintroduced legislation to the Australian Parliament on Monday that would repeal a carbon tax that the nation’s worst greenhouse gas polluters have to pay. The opposition center-left Labor Party and minor Greens party used their Senate majority in March to block the bills that would remove the 24.15 Australian dollar ($22.79) tax per metric ton of carbon dioxide that was introduced by a Labor government in July 2012. The bills were defeated 33 votes to 29. …
  • Ohio coal company sues over carbon emissions rules

    06/18/2014 4:58:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2014 7:39 PM EDT | Hope Yen
    One of the nation’s largest coal companies on Wednesday sued President Barack Obama’s administration seeking to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon emissions rules for power plants. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by Murray Energy Corp. EPA rules announced this month seek to reduce global warming by forcing a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. […] “This is clearly an illegal attempt by the Obama EPA to impose irrational and destructive cap-and-tax mandates, which Congress and the American people have consistently rejected,”...
  • Republican EPA chiefs to Congress: Act on climate

    06/18/2014 9:52:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2014 11:15 AM EDT | Dina Cappiello
    Top environmental officials for four Republican presidents are telling Congress what many Republican lawmakers won’t: Action is needed on global warming. EPA administrators for Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan said Wednesday they hoped to inject reason into a debate that is increasingly colored by politics. …
  • Obama Calls For Climate Change Action In California Commencement Speech ["Moon Is Made of Cheese"?]

    06/15/2014 10:02:24 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | June 15, 2014
    Obama Calls For Climate Change Action In California Commencement Speech Speaking at University of California, Irvine, president compares science denial to saying 'moon is made of cheese' Barack Obama yelled 'Zot, Zot, Zot', as he makes the symbols of the Anteater, the school's mascot. Barack Obama on Saturday repeated his recent appeals for action to prevent climate change, while speaking at the University of California, Irvine graduation ceremony. “The question is not whether we need to act,” the president said, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. “The overwhelming judgement of science, accumulated and reviewed over decades, has put the that to...
  • Obama says climate change deniers ignoring science

    06/14/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2014 | NEDRA PICKLER
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama said denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese, as he issued a call to action on global warming to Saturday's graduates of the University of California, Irvine.
  • Obama Says He Wants To “Go Off” On Climate Deniers

    06/08/2014 10:33:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/8/14 | Jim Hoft
    It would seem President Obama is losing patience with those who excercise their free speech rights to express concerns about his (bogus) Climate Change agenda. As a matter of fact, according to an interview published in The New York Times, President Obama would love to “Go Off” on Climate Deniers in Congress: Do you ever want to just go off on the climate deniers in Congress? “Yeah, absolutely,” the president said with a laugh. “Look, it’s frustrating when the science is in front of us. … We can argue about how. But let’s not argue about what’s going on. The...
  • The pause continues – Still no global warming for 17 years 9 months

    06/05/2014 10:15:37 AM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 6/4/2014 | Anthony Watts/Christopher Monckton
    According to the RSS satellite data, whose value for May 2014 has just been published, the global warming trend in the 17 years 9 [months] since September 1996 is zero (Fig. 1). The 213 months without global warming represent more than half the 425-month satellite data record since January 1979. No one now in high school has lived through global warming. The hiatus period of 17 years 9 months is the farthest back one can go in the RSS satellite temperature record and still show a zero trend. But the length of the pause in global warming, significant though it...
  • Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

    06/02/2014 7:48:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 2, 2014 10:21 AM EDT | Dina Cappiello and Josh Lederman
    In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office. The 645-page rule, expected to be finalized next year, is a centerpiece of Obama's plans to tackle climate change and aims to give the United States more leverage to prod other countries to act when negotiations on a new international treaty resume next year. Under the plan, carbon...
  • 'Global Warming' or 'Climate Change?': Which Is the Proper Term?

    05/27/2014 1:50:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/27/2014 | Bill Briggs
    Welcome to the “to-MA-to”--“to-MAH-to” debate for discussing a toastier Earth. A new Yale University study finds that sort of verbal switcheroo carries weight when Americans use or hear “global warming” versus “climate change.” Depending on the political views of the person speaking or listening, the phrase “global warming” and “climate change” can evoke opposing emotions and beliefs –- and varying degrees of urgency about our obligation to respond, Yale researchers reported Tuesday. But no matter which side of the debate a person falls on, there’s a common truth: the utterance of “global warming” is more apt to grab his or...
  • Climate Change Remains Unsettled, Say 31,072 Scientists

    05/22/2014 11:53:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 03:26 PM | Cheryl K. Chumley
    While the United Nations and the Obama administration assert that climate change is settled science and requires dramatic regulatory oversight, 31,072 U.S. scientists have signed the Petition Project, saying the issue remains decidedly unsettled. “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will in the foreseeable future cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate,” the petition says. “The purpose of the Petition Project is to demonstrate that the claim of ‘settled science’ and an overwhelming ‘consensus’ in favor of the hypothesis of...
  • Green billionaire prepares to attack 'anti-science' Republicans

    05/22/2014 10:32:38 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 05-22-2014 | Peter Hamby
    An environmental advocacy group backed by hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer is set to unleash a seven-state, $100 million offensive against Republican "science deniers" this year, a no-holds-barred campaign-style push from the green billionaire that could help decide which party controls the Senate and key statehouses come November. The Steyer-backed outside group, NextGen Climate, has billed itself as a progressive, pro-environment counterbalance to the wealthy oil and gas industry -- as well as the primary foil to the pro-business Koch brothers and their well-funded conservative donor network. The outfit, launched last year by the San Francisco billionaire, has already pledged...
  • Confirmed: NO GLOBAL WARMING in 17 Years and 9 Months

    05/20/2014 7:32:53 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    [Snip]...Not only is the North Polar cap not melted away – global warming is not happening either. There has been no global warming in 17 years and 9 months.
  • German Govt Falsifies Climate Report Translation To Hide Green Policy Failure

    05/19/2014 1:44:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 5/19/2014 | M.E. SYNON
    The German Ministry of Environment has falsified the conclusions of a UN climate change report in the German-language version released last week, in an attempt to hide the fact that the country's 'green policies' are useless. The ministry’s four-page summary of the report contains outright contradictions and falsifications of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recommendations, apparently made to hide UN criticism of the way the German government has turned emissions-trading into a cash cow for futile renewable energy projects. Die Welt said on Sunday that parts of the thousands of pages-long English-language report which the ministry found embarrassing were...
  • Global warming research suppressed due to intolerance of skepticism, claims scientist

    05/17/2014 9:49:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:56AM BST 16 May 2014 | Claire Carter
    A climate change researcher has claimed that scientists are confusing their role as impartial observers with green activism after his paper challenging predictions about the speed of global warming was rejected because it was seen as “less than helpful.” Professor Lennart Bengtsson says recent McCarthy-style pressure from fellow academics forced him to resign from his post on a climate skeptic think-tank. The research fellow from the University of Reading believes a paper he co-authored was deliberately suppressed from publication in a leading journal because of an intolerance of dissenting views about climate change by scientists who peer-reviewed the work. …
  • Jerry Brown: ‘LAX Must Be Moved Due to Rising Seas From Global Warming’

    05/17/2014 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 77 replies
    IJreview ^ | 5/16/2014 | Michael Hausam
    California Governor Jerry Brown released his state budget earlier this week and had some strong warnings about future cost impacts due to the effects of global warming. According to some scientists, over the next couple of hundred years, sea levels could rise up to four feet and that will affect the airports in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as the nuclear plant in San Onofre.
  • They're Not Melting: 87% of Himalayan Glaciers Are ‘Stable’

    05/13/2014 11:55:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 13, 2014 - 12:27 PM
    Nearly 87 percent of Himalayan glaciers are currently “stable,” neither melting nor advancing, according to a new study that cast further doubt on claims that melting glacial ice will help cause a dramatic rise in sea levels this century. Often referred to as the “Third Pole,” the Himalayans contain “one of the largest concentrations of glaciers outside the polar regions,” according to the study by a group of Indian researchers that was published in the April 2014 edition of “Current Science.” …
  • A Famous Scientist Becomes a Skeptic

    05/12/2014 3:56:26 PM PDT · by fso301 · 29 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 12, 2014 | Axel Bojanowski
    Meteorologist Lennart Bengtsson has long been considered a cool head in the often heated conflict over global warming. In an interview, he defends his decision to join an organization that is skeptical of climate change. The debate over climate change is often a contentious one, and key players in the discussion only rarely switch sides. But late last month, Lennart Bengtsson, the former director of the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, one of the world's leading climate research centers, announced he would join the academic advisory council of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). ANZEIGEGWPF, based in Britain, is...
  • Rise of Oceans Due to Melting Antarctic Ice Sheet Is 'Unstoppable'

    05/12/2014 5:03:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 107 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/12/14 | Danielle Wiener-Bronner - atlantic wire
    Two forthcoming reports on the western Antarctic ice sheet confirm previous fears that the ice's melt will increase ocean levels by as much as 13 feet within the next few centuries. They also suggest that the process has already begun — and is likely not reversible. The New York Times reports that both papers — one by NASA scientists, to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, and one by University of Washington scientists to appear in Science — find that the West Antarctic ice sheet is melting because of naturally-occurring warm water welling up from deep in the ocean. None...
  • WH: 'Retrofitting Buildings...Is One Way to Create Jobs'

    05/08/2014 8:28:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/8/14 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - As job growth lags in the sluggish economic recovery, the Obama White House is pointing to climate change policies as a fix: Efforts to reduce carbon pollution, far from costing jobs, will create them, a White House spokesman told reporters on Wednesday: "Retrofitting buildings and modernizing them is one way to create jobs," Josh Earnest said. "It saves companies money in terms of their energy costs, but it also creates jobs in terms of people who are installing updated lighting, modern heating and cooling systems, and other things that make buildings more efficient." Earnest noted that President Obama...
  • Germany now worst polluter in European Union

    05/08/2014 3:45:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    euronews.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | euronews
    The latest figures from the EU’s statistics agency, Eurostat, show that Germany is the worst offender when it comes to pollution. Last year the country released 760 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from fossil fuels, a rise of 2 percent.
  • Wyoming is 1st state to reject science standards (standing up against AGW hoax)

    05/08/2014 3:24:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2014 3:11 PM EDT | Bob Moen
    Wyoming is the first state to reject adopting new K-12 science standards proposed by national education groups. The Wyoming Board of Education decided recently that the Next Generation Science Standards need more review after questions were raised about how the standards address man-made global warming. Wyoming is the nation’s leading coal producing state. …
  • Obama dire climate report more certain than ever

    05/05/2014 9:57:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 5, 2014 12:34 PM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    The Obama administration is more certain than ever that global warming is changing Americans’ daily lives and will worsen—conclusions that scientists will detail in a massive federal report to be released Tuesday. Once people thought global warming was more in the future and more of an issue in other parts of the world, but the National Climate Assessment will emphasize how the United States is already paying the multibillion-dollar price for man-made climate change, said study co-author Donald Wuebbles, a climate scientist at the University of Illinois. “We’re already seeing extreme weather and it’s happening now,” Wuebbles said Monday. “We’re...
  • GE Crushes Obama's War on Coal

    05/03/2014 12:10:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2014 | Charles Payne
    em>"Probably for the next decade, the most dominate technology around the world will be coal..." -Jeff Immelt The fastest growing source of energy in the world last year was coal, and it is going to stay that way for a very long time. With that in mind, one has to wonder why President Obama has insisted on the gut-wrenching destruction of the coal industry that has costs thousands of jobs, and has sent electricity costs to all-time highs. This, combined with last month's report from the International Energy Agency, state that reaching the goal of carbon emission reduction would cost...
  • Green Politics Has to Get More Radical, Because Anything Less Is Impractical

    04/26/2014 5:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 26, 2014 | Jedediah Purdy 
    Green campaigning today is totally unsuited to political and economic realities. Where is the vision in environmental radicalism? Only by thinking very big will we save the world. It’s natural to see US inaction on climate change as another symptom of our broken politics. The United Nations’ climate change panel has announced the world needs major US emissions controls on greenhouse gases to avoid global catastrophe. It didn’t happen when the Democrats controlled Congress, and it isn’t any more likely in this Congress, which is well stocked with climate-change deniers. That isn’t the whole story, though. The whole story is...
  • Alaskan Polar Bears Threatened…By Too Much Spring Ice

    04/25/2014 10:56:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2014 - 4:09 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Five meters of ice—about 16 feet thick—is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea region along Alaska’s Arctic coast, according to Dr. Susan J. Crockford, an evolutionary biologist in British Columbia who has studied polar bears for most of her 35-year career. That’s because the thick ice ridges could prevent ringed seals, the bears’ major prey, from creating breathing holes they need to survive in the frigid waters, Crockford told CNSNews.com. “Prompted by reports of the heaviest sea ice conditions on the East Coast ‘in decades’ and news that ice on the Great Lakes is, for...
  • Study links California drought to global warming

    04/24/2014 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2014 2:02 PM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    A new study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for the recent harsh winter. […] The new study blames an unusual combination of a strong Western high pressure ridge and deep Great Lakes low pressure trough. And it says that is linked to a recently found precursor to El Niño, the world-weather changing phenomenon. And that precursor itself seems amplified by a build-up of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. …
  • Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

    04/21/2014 2:52:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 3:42 AM EDT | Seth Borenstein and Jennifer Agiesta
    Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found. Americans have more skepticism than confidence in global warming, the age of the Earth and evolution and have the most trouble believing a Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago. Rather than quizzing scientific knowledge, the survey asked people to rate their confidence in several statements about science and medicine. […] About 4 in 10 say they are not too confident or outright...
  • Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

    04/12/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    NPR ^ | April 12, 2014 | by MAANVI SINGH
    Correction April 12, 2014 An earlier version of this story said that the methane emissions associated with livestock come from their farts. In fact, most of those methane emissions come from belches. Sorry to ruin your appetite, but it's time to talk about cow belches. Humans the world over are eating meat and drinking milk — some of us a little less, some of us a lot more, than years past. Farmers are bringing more and more cows into the world to meet demand, and with them escapes more methane into the atmosphere. In 2011, methane from livestock accounted for...
  • Liberal study: CNN misled on global warming coverage because it allowed debate

    04/07/2014 9:49:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3:12 PM 04/07/2014
    The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a report claiming that CNN got climate science “wrong” in 30 percent of its segments on global warming largely because they allowed actual debate to happen on man-made global warming. UCS noted that allowing debate on the subject “suggests that established climate science is still widely debated among scientists” and allows global warming skeptics to confuse the public with their dissenting comments. “The biggest step that CNN could take to increase accuracy is to stop hosting debates about established climate science and instead focus debates on whether and how to respond to climate...
  • UN Backtracks: Will Global Warming Really Trigger Mass Extinctions?

    03/26/2014 9:37:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 26, 2014 – 10:34 AM | Axel Bojanowski
    Humans have shrunk the habitats of many life forms, through unsustainable agriculture, fishing or hunting. And it is going to get even worse. Global warming is said to be threatening thousands of animal and plant species with extinction. That, at least, is what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been predicting for years. But the UN climate body now says it is no longer so certain. The second part of the IPCC’s new assessment report is due to be presented next Monday in Yokohama, Japan. On the one hand, a classified draft of the report notes that a...
  • GOP: Administration stonewalling on bird deaths (at wind farms)

    03/26/2014 2:20:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 26, 2014 5:12 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    The Obama administration is refusing to turn over documents related to enforcement of environmental laws at wind farms where dozens of eagles and other protected birds have been killed, House Republicans charged Wednesday. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., said the Fish and Wildlife Service has engaged in a “deliberate slow rolling of documents and answers” for nearly a year. Hastings is chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, which has been seeking to compel the wildlife agency turn over internal documents related to its enforcement of laws protecting eagles and other birds. An Associated Press investigation last year revealed that the...