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  • Navajo Nation In Crisis As EPA Tries To Shutter The Westís Largest Coal Plant

    05/04/2016 9:23:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Joseph Hammond
    The Navajo residents of Page, Ariz., have gotten to the point where they openly worry their modest rush hour may end altogether. The rush hour consists of only a few hundred cars carrying 520 people out to the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), heading down a windy road to the coal-fired power plant, which is dramatically positioned on a ridge a mile from the shores of Lake Powell, the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States. The Navajo coal plantís lease is set to expire in 2019, pending complex negotiations aimed at extending operations until 2044. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
  • U.S. Senator: 'Global Warming is...the Moral Challenge of Our Generation' [Jeff Merkley]

    04/25/2016 3:11:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2016 | 3:26 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    In a speech he said he was giving ďto recognize the importance of the signingĒ of the Paris climate agreement, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) declared on the Senate floor last week that ďglobal warming isÖthe more challenge of our generation.Ē [Ö] ďWe know what the stakes are,Ē the senator said. ďWe donít need computer models to look 50 years into the future because the impacts are here today. We see it in our own communities. We see it in our own States. We see it through the impact of droughts, the impact of wildfires, the impact of heat waves, the...
  • Obama Declares America Ďthe World's Second-Largest Source of Climate Pollutioní

    04/23/2016 2:04:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 23, 2016 | 10:33 AM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    In an email sent yesterday as Secretary of State John Kerry was signing a global ďclimate changeĒ agreement at the United Nations, President Obama, who was in Great Britain, said that the United States was ďthe worldís second-largest source of climate pollution.Ē Obamaís message was sent to the White House email list and posted on the White House website. ďThis is important because the impact of climate change is real,Ē Obama said in his email. ďAs the worldís second-largest source of climate pollution, America has a responsibility to act. The stakes are enormousóour planet, our children, our future,ď Obama said....
  • Keep In Mind This Earth Day That Trees Are NOT Going Extinct(think spotted owls)

    04/22/2016 7:02:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/22/2016 | Chris White
    And in 2013, Randall Donohue, a research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia, published research showing very similar findings to those found by Idso and others. Donohue used satellite images and found the Earth is greening, which seemingly runs counter to arguments made by environmentalist activist that global warming is causing mass droughts and tree and plant death. ďLots of papers have shown an average increase in vegetation across the globe, and there is a lot of speculation about whatís causing that,Ē Donohue noted a press release.
  • Welcome to Green Energy Poverty Week(DENIER!!!)

    04/21/2016 9:40:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Friday is Earth Day for the left and youíll hear no end of crowing about it. Not by accident, it also coincides with the day that the Paris Climate Agreement supposedly goes into effect. This plan, which President Obama signed onto in a non-binding fashion without any sort of blessing from Congress, signals the start of something very different: the prospect of rapidly rising energy costs in America for no discernible payoff. For that reason, those in the energy community have chosen to counter Earth Day by naming April 17-23 ďGreen Energy Poverty Week.Ē
  • SunEdison files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    04/21/2016 7:39:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:04am EDT | Arathy S. Nair
    U.S. solar energy company SunEdison Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, becoming one of the largest non-financial companies to do so in the past 10 years. Once the fastest-growing U.S. renewable energy developer, SunEdison embarked on an aggressive acquisition strategy that left it struggling with $12 billion in debt. In its bankruptcy filing, the company said it had assets of $20.7 billion and liabilities of $16.1 billion as of Sept. 30. Although solar project developers such as SunEdison continue to benefit from robust demand, their shares have been hit by investor concerns that demand could fall in...
  • Sanders Admits His Climate Change Remedy Will Bring 'Economic Dislocation,' Job Losses

    04/15/2016 8:54:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 15, 2016 | 10:19 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Climate change is a ďglobal crisis,Ē and addressing it will bring ďeconomic dislocation,Ē including job losses, Sen. Bernie Sanders said at Thursdayís CNN-hosted Democrat debate in Brooklyn. ďPope Francis reminded us that we are on a suicide course,Ē Sanders said. ďOur legislation understands, Öthat there will be economic dislocation. It is absolutely true. There will be some people who lose their job. And we build into our legislation an enormous amount of money to protect those workers. It is not their fault that fossil fuels are destroying our climate. But we have got to stand up and say right now,...
  • Bill Nye: Throw Ďclimate deniersí in jail [VIDEO]

    04/14/2016 3:53:51 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 87 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 4/14/2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    Galileo was jailed for heresy when he spoke against the theory that the Earth was the center of the universe. Thankfully, the Catholic Church no longer calls for imprisoning scientists or politicians who question popular opinion ó only some Social Justice Warriors still demand jailing heretics. The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) posted a video to YouTube on Thursday with Bill Nye ĎThe Science Guy,í discussing whether ďclimate deniersĒ and energy CEOs should be jailed like war criminals. ďWeíll see what happens, was it appropriate to jail the guys at Enron?Ē Nye asked. ďWas it appropriate to jail people...
  • Judge rules that kids can sue the US government for inaction on climate change

    04/14/2016 3:56:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Science Alert ^ | April 14, 2016 | Fiona MacDonald
    In an unprecedented move, a US judge has given a group of 21 youths permission to sue the federal government for threatening their future health and security by failing to take sufficient action against climate change, despite being aware of the risks. "This decision is one of the most significant in our nationís history," said the kids' attorney, Philip Gregory. "The Court gave Americaís youth a fair opportunity to be heard ... The next step is for the Court to order our government to cease jeopardising the climate system for present and future generations." The lawsuit was brought before Oregon...
  • UN climate panel to explore 1.5-degree warming goal

    04/14/2016 10:48:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2016 8:37 AM EDT
    The U.N.ís scientific panel on climate change will write a special report on how to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) compared with pre-industrial times. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change agreed Thursday to explore the issue after a request by world governments in Paris last December. Many scientists say it will be virtually impossible to keep warming below that level without removing vast quantities of heat-trapping greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Ö
  • Why Conservatives Will Always Lose The War On Climate Change

    04/09/2016 7:40:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | James Delingpole
    Most people donít realize this yet, but if a Democrat gets the keys to the White House next year itís game over for the US economy. This isnít just for the obvious reason that liberals like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton donít understand free markets or small government. Itís because the left has got its hands on the magic formula that enables it to do at both federal and local level all the things that lefties love to do Ė the meddling, the nannying, the taxing, the regulating, the confiscating, the cronyism Ė virtually unopposed by the people who...
  • Judge: Climate Change Imperils Wolverines and Feds Must Act

    04/06/2016 12:32:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 4, 2016 | By MATTHEW BROWN
    The Obama administration brushed over the threat that climate change poses to the snow-loving wolverine when it denied protections for the elusive predator, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen ordered wildlife officials to act as quickly as possible to protect the species as it becomes vulnerable to a warming planet. Wolverines need deep mountain snows to den, and scientists warn that such habitat will shrink as Earth heats up. The ruling comes two years after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected the views of many of its own scientists and decided not to protect the...
  • WH Science Advisor: Farmers, Construction Workers Will Die From Climate Change

    04/04/2016 1:10:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 4, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - White House Science Advisor John Holdren says because of the impacts of climate change, agricultural and construction workers ďwill basically be unable to control their body temperature and will die.Ē ďIn some parts of the world, when you look more broadly at this question, you see the likelihood that in the hottest times of the year it will be simply physiologically impossible to work outdoors,Ē Holdren said at a White House event on climate change Monday. ďThat means agriculture, that means construction, people who try to work outdoors will basically be unable to control their body temperature and...
  • Wind-powered lamps to light German island's streets

    04/04/2016 5:13:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Apr 2016 16:11 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    The island of Juist off Germanyís North Sea coast is testing out a new idea for alternative energy: self-sufficient wind-powered street lamps, which could be a model even for developing countries. The blustery shores of Juist in the North Sea certainly have no shortage of wind, which has given the island reason to launch a new energy-saving pilot project. In the next two weeks, the island will be setting up the first wind-powered street light created by a designer based in Schleswig-Holstein, Peer Langemak, a spokesman from Juist told The Local on Monday. Langemak and his team ďnoordforceĒ spent a...
  • Air quality official's appointment angers environmentalists [CA]

    04/01/2016 7:30:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 10:22 PM EDT
    The board that regulates Southern Californiaís air quality, having angered environmentalists last month by firing its longtime director, angered them again this week by replacing him with an industry consultant. The Los Angeles Times reports the South Coast Air Quality Management District board voted unanimously Friday to appoint Wayne Nastri as executive officer. Ö
  • Germany's bicycle autobahn: pedaling nowhere?

    04/01/2016 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04/01/2016 | Irene Banos Ruiz
    Construction on a bike highway ó hoped to connect communities to make high-speed, emissions-free commuting possible ó is underway in Germany. But with funding in question, will this bikersí dream still come true? [Ö] The cost-benefit relation presented by the RVR is optimistic: Benefits equal nearly five times more than costs. Figures indicate the bike autobahn would save Ä11.5 million yearly on medical expenses due to the health benefits of greater physical activity and reduced pollution, while it would also save Ä6.3 million through prevented accidents. But money is lacking to complete the project, estimated at Ä184 million. For the...
  • The 'War on Coal' will be expensive

    03/30/2016 7:42:52 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 25 replies
    tyler telegraph ^ | 3/29/16 | tyler telegraph
    President Obama openly declared war on coal in his last State of the Union address. And itís going to be a very, very expensive war. ďNow weíve got to accelerate the transition away from old, dirtier energy sources,Ē Obama said. ďRather than subsidize the past, we should invest in the future - especially in communities that rely on fossil fuels. We do them no favor when we donít show them where the trends are going. Thatís why Iím going to push to change the way we manage our oil and coal resources, so that they better reflect the costs they...
  • Study: Juneau Ice Field to shrink if warming continues

    03/25/2016 3:07:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 25, 2016 5:43 PM EDT | Dan Joling
    A Rhode Island-size ice field in the mountains behind Alaskaís capital could disappear by 2200 if climate-warming trends continue, according to a University of Alaska Fairbanks study. The study published this week by the Journal of Glaciology predicts 60 percent of the ice in the Juneau Ice Field could be gone by 2099. The Juneau Ice Field is the source for a major Alaska tourist attraction, the Mendenhall Glacier, visited last year by 450,000 people at a U.S. Forest Service center. By 2099, the study authors said, the glacierís ice will be harder to find. Ö
  • Obama Says Climate Change Is a 'Major' Problem, But ISIS 'Not an Existential Threat'

    03/24/2016 7:28:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2016 | 7:03 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    ďGroups like ISIL canít destroy us, they canít defeat us,Ē President Obama told reporters in Argentina on Wednesday. ďTheyíre not an existential threat to us,Ē he said. A few sentences later, he described climate change as a ďmajorĒ problem. [Ö] ďAnd so itís important for the U.S. president and the U.S. government to be able to work with people who are building and who are creating things and creating jobs and trying to solve major problems like climate changeÖĒ At the same news conference, Obama thanked the Argentine president for supporting the Paris climate change agreement. It is worth remembering...
  • Report predicts $46B gap in funding for school buildings

    03/23/2016 1:59:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 4:41 PM EDT | Carolyn Thompson
    The nation is spending about $46 billion less than what it needs to keep up its school buildings, according to a report Wednesday that pointed out disparities in state support for infrastructure. The report by a trio of school facilities groups said the country needs to keep better track of the state of its schools and find new funding sources for their upkeep so that local districts that now bear the heaviest funding burdens donít have to divert money from instruction. ďU.S. public school infrastructure is funded through a system that is inequitably affecting our nationís students and this has...
  • McConnell: Obama climate plan hinges on next president

    03/21/2016 5:40:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2016 4:59 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    A Supreme Court ruling that delays a key element of President Barack Obamaís strategy to fight climate change will likely push a final decision on the issue to the next president, the Senateís Republican leader said Monday as he urged the nationís 50 governors to continue a ďwait-and-seeĒ approach on Obamaís plan. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky advised the governors to defy Obamaís effort to limit carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants by refusing to submit compliance plans to the Environmental Protection Agency. In a follow-up letter to the governors Monday, McConnell said the Supreme Courtís Feb. 9...
  • UN: After hot 2015, new normal is hotter world temperatures

    03/21/2016 8:36:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2016 11:27 AM EDT
    The U.N. weather agency is warning that hotter weather appears to be here to stay and says the Paris climate accord last year shouldnít give way to complacency about global warming. The World Meteorological Organization issued its annual climate report Monday following a record-hot 2015. It predicts warmer weather accompanied by pockets of both drier and wetter conditions, depending on the region, around the world. Ö
  • Leonardo DiCaprio says China can be 'climate change hero'

    03/20/2016 10:14:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 20, 2016 6:11 AM EDT | Louise Watt
    Leonardo DiCaprio praised Chinaís work to combat climate change on a trip to Beijing on Sunday, and said he believes the worldís largest emitter of greenhouse gases could be ďthe hero of the environmental movement.Ē The actor and environmentalist, who called for action to combat climate change during his Oscar acceptance speech last month, praised Chinaís shift toward renewable forms of energy to lower carbon emissions. [Ö] ďI really think that China can be the hero of the environmental movement, they can be the hero of the climate change movement,Ē he said. ďThey have an opportunity to change the world...
  • Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy(WTH!?)

    03/18/2016 8:41:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    California regulators may force a massive solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert to shut down after years of under-producing electricity ó not to mention the plant was blinding pilots flying over the area and incinerating birds. The Ivanpah solar plant could be shut down if state regulators donít give it more time to meet electricity production promises it made as part of its power purchase agreements with utilities, according to The Wall Street Journal. Ivanpah, which got a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Obama administration, only produced a fraction of the power state regulators expected it would....
  • Obama to meet with Nordic leaders in May

    03/18/2016 8:40:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 18, 2016 10:16 AM EDT
    Ö The White House says the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will meet with Obama at the White House on May 13. The summit will include talks on environmental initiatives, nuclear security and countering violent extremism. Ö
  • Hawaii's last sugar plantation workers can get federal help

    03/14/2016 8:08:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2016 10:52 PM EDT | Marina Starleaf Riker
    Workers left without a job when the stateís last sugar plantation closes this year will be able to get financial help. Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. employees who lose their jobs will be able to get money through a federal program to help replace lost wages, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, announced Monday. About 675 Maui residents work for Hawaiiís last sugar plantation, which plans to end sugar operations by the end of 2016. Under the federal program, workers could receive up to $2,000 a month for a year while theyíre retrained for a new job. Thatís in addition to...
  • Facing backlash, Clinton says coal still has a future

    03/14/2016 7:46:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 14, 2016 5:51 PM EDT | Adam Beam and Jonathan Mattise
    Facing a backlash from Appalachian Democrats, Hillary Clintonís campaign on Monday tried to reaffirm her commitment to coal communities one day after declaring on national television she was going to ďto put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.Ē Clintonís comments came during a Sunday night appearance on CNN, where she was asked a question about how her policies would benefit poor white people in southern states who generally vote Republican. [Ö] Clinton was touting a plan she released last year that would set aside $30 billion to protect the health benefits for coal miners and...
  • Kasich breaks ranks, speaks of climate change

    03/14/2016 3:51:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 107 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 4/10/12 | Joe Vardon
    In a room full of Republican donors last week, Gov. John Kasich said something you donít normally hear at a GOP fundraiser. ďThis isnít popular to always say, but I believe there is a problem with climates, climate change in the atmosphere,Ē Kasich told a Ross County Republican function on Thursday. ďI believe it. I donít know how much there is, but I also know the good Lord wants us to be good stewards of his creation. And so, at the end of the day, if we can find these breakthroughs to help us have a cleaner environment, Iím all...
  • Hillary Boasts to Audience: ďWeíre Going to Put a Lot of Coal Miners and Coal Companies Out of WorkĒ

    03/13/2016 8:13:29 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 106 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | March 13, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    And, the liberal zombies sat there and nodded in agreement. Hillary Clinton bragged during her CNN town hall in Ohio that sheís going to put a lot of coal miners out of work. It should be no surprise that the Republican Party carries working class districts in America by a 2-1 margin. And working Middle Class Americans support Donald Trump.
  • 'Slush Fund': Senator Slams State Dept. for $500M Payment to Green Climate Fund

    03/09/2016 7:49:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 9, 2016 | 4:17 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) on Tuesday slammed the administrationís handover of $500 million to the U.N. Green Climate Fund, asking a State Department official how the ďhandout to foreign bureaucratsĒ could be justified at a time when there were ďreal problemsĒ that need to be addressed at home. Barrasso told Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom he viewed the payment to the ďnew international climate change slush fundĒ ó the first installment of a $3 billion pledge ó as both a misuse of taxpayer dollars and a violation of legislation that prohibits federal agencies from spending federal funds...
  • Green energy policies bring power giant to Ä7 billion loss (Germanyís E.ON)

    03/09/2016 5:44:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Mar 2016 13:55 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    German power giant E.ON on Wednesday said it booked a Ä7.0 billion ($7.7-billion) net loss in 2015 and warned that ďthe course ahead will be tougher and longer than anticipatedĒ. [Ö] German power utilities have complained that the countryís transition from conventional carbon fuels to greener, cleaner sources of energy is squeezing their margins. The cost of having to close down their nuclear power plants and the heavy subsidies afforded to renewable energy have pushed them deeply into the red, the companies argue. The glut of government-subsidized solar, wind and other renewable power has led to a collapse in wholesale...
  • Pedestrian deaths surged in 2015, early data suggests

    03/07/2016 10:02:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 8, 2016 12:37 AM EST | Joan Lowy
    Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, the price of gas plunged and motorists put more miles behind the wheel than ever before, according to an analysis of preliminary state traffic fatality data. The growing use of cellphones distracting drivers and walkers may also be partially to blame, states a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents governorsí highway safety offices. Warmer weather and shorter winters along with a greater awareness of health benefits may also be encouraging people to walk more. [Ö] The data analyzed were from the first...
  • Schools add 'cli-fi' ó climate fiction ó to lit curriculums

    03/06/2016 10:13:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 6, 2016 10:52 AM EST | Wilson Ring
    Colleges and universities worldwide are incorporating into their curriculums the evolving genre of literature that focuses on the changes coming to Earth as the result of climate change ó "cli-fi." Some of the books and movies now being considered part of the genre are old classics, while others were written more recently in direct response to today's changing climate. "It's a very, very energized time for this where people in literature have just as much to say as people who are in hard science fields, or technology and design fields, or various social-science approaches to these things," said Jennifer Wicke,...
  • Revamped satellite data shows no pause in global warming (o shure)

    03/04/2016 2:00:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associatied Press ^ | Mar. 4, 2016 4:37 PM EST | Seth Borenstein
    Climate change doubters may have lost one of their key talking points: a particular satellite temperature dataset that had seemed to show no warming for the past 18 years. The Remote Sensing System temperature data, promoted by many who reject mainstream climate science and especially most recently by Sen. Ted Cruz, now shows a slight warming of about 0.18 degrees Fahrenheit since 1998. Ground temperature measurements, which many scientists call more accurate, all show warming in the past 18 years. "There are people that like to claim there was no warming; they really can't claim that anymore," said Carl Mears,...
  • Merkel: Germany should play bigger role on world stage

    03/02/2016 10:02:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03/02/2016 | [es/bw (Reuters, dpa)]
    Germany should play a bigger role in world affairs, Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Wednesday. On the campaign trail for her Christian Democrats (CDU) party ahead of regional elections next week, Merkel refused pressure to take a more individual, domestic approach to Europe's migrant crisis. The country should not just spread its influence via, exports, the chancellor argued. "Rather, we will have to take on more responsibility in an open world for what happens outside our European borders," she said from a CDU rally in the town of Wittlich in Rhineland-Palatinate, one of three states about to hold parliamentary ballots....
  • Oregon lawmakers approve pioneering pro-climate coal bill

    03/02/2016 9:28:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 2, 2016 9:00 PM EST | Kristena Hansen
    Oregon lawmakers on Wednesday gave final approval to pioneering legislation that will eliminate coal from the state's energy supply by 2030 and provide half of customers' power with renewable sources by 2040. [...] It makes Oregon the first state to eliminate coal by legislative action, and places it among a handful of other states with renewable energy standards 50 percent or higher. [...] GOP lawmakers voiced worry about the cost to consumers in the long run and questioned whether the benefits to the environment are being overstated. ...
  • Washington considers nation's first carbon emissions tax

    02/28/2016 10:10:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2016 11:09 AM EST | Phuong Le
    Washington could become the first state in the nation to impose a direct tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and natural gas. A ballot measure before the state Legislature would create a carbon tax of $25 per metric ton of fossil fuel emissions burned in Washington, while reducing taxes. ...
  • Global warming doubts spur push to block science standards (in Commie Core; WV)

    02/26/2016 5:42:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2016 4:13 PM EST | Jonathan Mattise
    Doubt over man's contribution to global warming, particularly through burning coal for power, is fueling a push by West Virginia lawmakers to block new science standards in schools. In a state defined by a coal industry that is now on life support, the Republican-led House of Delegates voted 73-20 on Friday to delay the new science standards related to Common Core. Discussion on the measure Thursday focused on concerns, largely by coal proponents, that teaching the standards about global warming would follow a "political agenda" and an "ideology." ...
  • Earth's oceans are swelling faster than anytime in past 2,800 years, study shows

    02/25/2016 6:36:47 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 70 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 23, 2016 | Molly Jackson
    A new batch of studies confirming the close relationship between global temperature and ocean level finds that seas are rising at the fastest rate since nearly 1000 BC.
  • Obama Admin Vows To Sign UN Global Warming Deal Without Senate Approval

    02/17/2016 5:40:09 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/16/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    The Obama administration has vowed to sign a United Nations global warming deal in April despite intense opposition from the Senate and a Supreme Court ruling derailing the government's green regulatory scheme. "We're going to go ahead and sign the agreement this year," Todd Stern, the U.S.'s climate envoy told reporters Tuesday, brushing aside questions about last week's Supreme Court ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency's key climate regulation.
  • Are Electric Cars Really Green? (Video)

    02/08/2016 12:30:59 PM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Prager University ^ | 2-8-2016 | Bjorn Lomborg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17xh_VRrnMU Do electric cars really help the environment? President Obama thinks so. So does Leonardo DiCaprio. And many others. The argument goes like this: Regular cars run on gasoline, a fossil fuel that pumps CO2 straight out of the tailpipe and into the atmosphere. Electric cars run on electricity. They don't burn any gasoline at all. No gas; no CO2. In fact, electric cars are often advertised as creating "zero emissions." But do they really? Let's take a closer look. First, there's the energy needed to produce the car. More than a third of the lifetime carbon-dioxide emissions from an...
  • Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

    02/07/2016 5:35:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 199 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/7/16 | Rowan Scarboroug
    The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directive‚Äôs theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show ‚Äúresilience‚ÄĚ and beat back the threat based on ‚Äúactionable science.‚ÄĚ It says the military will not be able to maintain effectiveness unless the directive is followed. It orders the establishment of a new layer of bureaucracy ‚ÄĒ a wide array of ‚Äúclimate change boards, councils and working groups‚ÄĚ to infuse climate change into ‚Äúprograms, plans and policies.‚ÄĚ The Pentagon defines
  • The U.S. Could Switch to Mostly Renewable Energy, No Batteries Needed

    02/07/2016 8:37:18 AM PST · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 25 January 2016 | Sarah Zielinski
    The United States could lower carbon emissions from electricity generation by as much as 78 percent without having to develop any new technologies or use costly batteries, a new study suggests. There‚Äôs a catch, though. The country would have to build a new national transmission network so that states could share energy.‚ÄúOur idea was if we had a national ‚Äėinterstate highway for electrons‚Äô we could move the power around as it was needed, and we could put the wind and solar plants in the very best places,‚ÄĚ says study co-author Alexander MacDonald. Several years ago, MacDonald was curious about claims...
  • Europe‚Äôs shift to dark green forests stokes global warming‚ÄĒstudy

    02/07/2016 8:09:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 4, 2016 2:25pm EST | Alister Doyle
    An expansion of Europe's forests towards dark green conifers has stoked global warming, according to a study on Thursday at odds with a widespread view that planting more trees helps human efforts to slow rising temperatures. Forest changes have nudged Europe's summer temperatures up by 0.12 degree Celsius (0.2 Fahrenheit) since 1750, largely because many nations have planted conifers such as pines and spruce whose dark color traps the sun's heat, the scientists said. Lighter-colored broad-leafed trees, such as oak or birch, reflect more sunlight back into space, but have lost ground to fast-growing conifers, used for everything from building...
  • GOP Rips Obama's Oil Tax Plan: 'Dead on Arrival'

    02/04/2016 4:12:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 04 Feb 2016 06:36 PM | Todd Beamon
    Congressional Republicans vowed Thursday to kill President Barack Obama's plan to add a $10-per-barrel tax on oil production to pay for "green" transportation projects, with House Speaker Paul Ryan calling it "dead on arrival" and "an election-year distraction." "The president expects hard-working consumers to pay for his out-of-touch climate agenda," the Wisconsin Republican said. "A $10 tax for every barrel of oil produced would raise energy prices -- hurting poor Americans the most." [...] President Obama will include the plan in his budget proposal that he will present to Congress on Tuesday. The fee will be phased in over five...
  • Frozen Deer, is it that cold out?

    02/01/2016 7:11:43 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/1/2016 | C Richoux
    Winter storms hitting most areas of the country, guess being a wild animal can be tough. What's worse-burning alive or freezing to death? Probably go with the latter, as the time it takes for the cold to wrap around your skin, blood vessels, and organs is much longer and more painful that being engulfed in flames. The image of the frozen deer, which was uploaded a while back on reddit, shows a young buck standing in deep snow. It's believed that the buck was propped up by a passerby hoping to cause a fright with the eventual onlookers who would...
  • Earth's temperature depends on where you put thermometer

    01/20/2016 10:02:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 12:39 PM EST | Seth Borenstein
    When it comes to measuring global warming, it's all about altitude. Temperature readings taken close to Earth's surface -- about 6 feet off the ground -- show a slightly warmer planet than measurements taken from on high by satellites in orbit. And that discrepancy has given ammunition to climate-change doubters. Government agencies and most scientists rely primarily on ground measurements, and they show that 2015 was the warmest year on record. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, NASA, the Japanese and British meteorological agencies and the World Meteorological Organization all use ground data. It's a matter of better accuracy and relevance,...
  • NASA Chief: Global Warming is Real Because I Have Cancer

    01/18/2016 8:16:41 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/2016 | James Delingpole
    A senior scientist at NASA has announced in the New York Times that he has terminal cancer. This is sad. What‚Äôs sadder, though, is that he has chosen to exploit his personal tragedy for the purposes of promoting climate change alarmism. Here is how Piers Sellers (pictured) ‚Äď acting director of NASA‚Äôs Earth Sciences division ‚Äď begins his New York Times article: I'm a climate scientist who has just been told I have Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This diagnosis puts me in an interesting position. I've spent much of my professional life thinking about the science of climate change, which...
  • Farewell to the man who invented 'climate change‚Äô

    01/17/2016 7:20:30 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 45 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 6:55PM GMT 05 Dec 2015 | Christopher Booker
    Farewell to the man who invented 'climate change’ To this day, global climate policy is still shaped by the agenda of Maurice Strong, a Canadian multimillionaire During the Second World War, having emerged from humble origins in the Great Depression, Strong became convinced that the new United Nations should become a world government, dedicated to ensuring that the wealth enjoyed by the richer countries of the West should be spread out around the world’s underprivileged majority. In 2005, Strong was caught having been illicitly paid $1 million from the UN’s Oil for Food programme, supposedly set up to allow Saddam...
  • In Climate Move, Obama to Halt New Coal Mining Leases on Public Lands

    01/15/2016 7:06:46 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 14, 2016 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will announce on Friday a halt to new coal mining leases on public lands as it considers an overhaul of the program that could lead to increased costs for energy companies and a slowdown in extraction, according to an administration official. The move would represent a significant setback for the coal industry, effectively freezing new coal production on federal lands and sending a signal to energy markets that could turn investors away from an already flailing industry. President Obama telegraphed the step in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, saying, "I'm going...