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  • Are Electric Cars Really Green? (Video)

    02/08/2016 12:30:59 PM PST · by servo1969 · 24 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 · 198 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’s theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show “resilience” and beat back the threat based on “actionable science.” 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 — a wide array of “climate change boards, councils and working groups” to infuse climate change into “programs, plans and policies.” 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’s a catch, though. The country would have to build a new national transmission network so that states could share energy.“Our idea was if we had a national ‘interstate highway for electrons’ we could move the power around as it was needed, and we could put the wind and solar plants in the very best places,” says study co-author Alexander MacDonald. Several years ago, MacDonald was curious about claims...
  • Europe’s shift to dark green forests stokes global warming—study

    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’s 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) – acting director of NASA’s Earth Sciences division – 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’

    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...
  • Coal Ash Is [100 times] More Radioactive than Nuclear Waste

    01/14/2016 5:04:56 PM PST · by grundle · 64 replies
    Scientific American ^ | December 13, 2007 | Mara Hvistendahl
    In fact, the fly ash emitted by a power plant - a by-product from burning coal for electricity - carries into the surrounding environment 100 times more radiation than a nuclear power plant producing the same amount of energy.
  • Fossil fuel-burning 'postponing next ice age'

    01/13/2016 10:46:30 AM PST · by NRx · 42 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01-13-2016 | Damian Carrington
    Humanity's burning of fossil fuels is postponing the next global ice age for at least 100,000 years, according to new research that has discovered the tipping point which plunges the planet into deep freezes. Showing that human activity, via climate change, can alter global processes like ice ages is compelling evidence that the planet has entered a new geological epoch, dubbed the Anthropocene, according to the scientists. Other recent research listed evidence from plastic pollution to the mass extinction of wildlife to show that the Earth has entered the Anthropocene. The new research also shows that a major ice age...
  • 'Road tour' by Cabinet members to promote Obama proposals

    01/10/2016 4:43:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2016 6:20 PM EST | Kevin Freking
    Cabinet members will be traveling around the country in the coming days to help promote President Barack Obama's State of the Union proposals. The White House says the "road tour" is geared toward highlighting pressing issues facing the country such as climate change, health, criminal justice and access to opportunity. ...
  • Mark Steyn Whips a Senate Sub-Committee on Climate Change

    01/08/2016 4:36:25 PM PST · by American Quilter · 15 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 8 Dec 2015 | Mark Steyn
    "My name is Mark Steyn. I am not a scientist. I am an author. My main interest in climate science is that Michael E Mann, the inventor of one of its most notorious artifacts, is suing me for "defamation of a Nobel Prize winner" -- a crime that I was not aware existed, especially in his case, as according to the Nobel Institute he is not a Nobel Prize winner. So I recently edited a book about it called "A Disgrace to the Profession": The World's Scientists -- in Their Own Words-- On Michael E Mann, His Hockey Stick, and...
  • Study: Letting car warm up in cold weather contributes to climate change

    01/06/2016 2:43:16 PM PST · by presidio9 · 104 replies
    KSL Broadcasting Salt Lake City ^ | Jan 6th, 2016 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    If you must drive, get on with it. Don't just sit there and let your car warm up — it is a machine that is designed to move after all — and all you're doing is adding to the state's notorious wintertime pollution problems. Results from a 14-month collaborative study show that 75 percent of a vehicle's combined emissions occur within the first three minutes after it has sat for 12 hours for more. It's called a "cold start," and if drivers want to help clean up Utah's dirty air, they should avoid it if possible. "Cold starts are a...
  • "Algore: We Have Ten Years Left Before Earth Cooks - The Rush Limbaugh Show"

    01/03/2016 11:24:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 35 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | January 27, 2006
    Larry David says, "You know, Al is a funny guy, but he's also a very serious guy who believes humans may have only 10 years left to save the planet from turning into a total frying pan." Now, the last time I heard some liberal talk about "ten years" it was 1988, Ted Danson. We had ten years to save the oceans; we were all going to pay the consequences, which would result in our death. Now Al Gore says we've got ten years. Ten years left to save the planet from a scorching. Okay, we're going to start counting....
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Says He’s Spent Most ‘Time and Energy’ on Climate Change

    12/31/2015 1:42:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2015 | 10:59 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    One year before the end of his second and final term in office, United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says he has spent "most of my time and energy" at the helm of the global body focused on one issue -- climate change. "I have spent real passion ... and most of my time and energy on this issue," Ban told the Associated Press in an interview focusing on his work in that area, culminating in the recent Paris climate conference. And he told the wire service that climate change, including follow-through on the global deal reached in Paris, will remain...
  • Germany gives green light to cycle Autobahns (rail trails)

    12/30/2015 2:27:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 29 Dec 2015 08:45 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    It's every cyclist's dream: no red lights, no trucks, just a clear, smooth lane to zoom down with the wind in your face. Welcome to Germany's first bicycle Autobahn. Fans hail the smooth new velo routes as the answer to urban traffic jams and air pollution, and a way to safely get nine-to-fivers outdoors. As a glimpse of a greener urban transport future, Germany has just opened the first five-kilometer (three-mile) stretch of a bicycle highway that is set to span over 100 kilometers. It will connect 10 western cities including Duisburg, Bochum and Hamm and four universities, running largely...
  • Report: Eating Bacon Can Save the Planet

    12/29/2015 6:06:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 16, 2015 2:06pm ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Opting for that plate of bacon instead of a salad can actually help save the environment. A newly released study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University researchers found that following the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendations to eat more fruits, vegetables, dairy, and seafood is more harmful to the environment than eating meat. According to the study, a vegetarian diet requires more greenhouse gas emissions per calorie than meat. ...
  • EPA Warning: Holiday Leftovers Contribute to Climate Change

    12/28/2015 9:39:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2015 | 10:43 AM EST | Penny Starr
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted a video on its website to tell Americans that they should think about how much food they waste during the holiday season if they want to help save the planet. The video is part of the EPA's "Fight Food Waste" campaign. In the video posted on YouTube and in the text accompanying it, EPA claims that food waste contributes to climate change. [...] "Once in landfills, food breaks down to produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas which contributes to climate change," the text states. "So, this holiday season, take steps to cut down your...
  • $2,957,000,000: U.S. Taxpayers Will Fund Lion’s Share of UN Budget Again in 2016

    12/28/2015 7:42:36 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Patrick Goodenough
    American taxpayers will once again be liable for more than one-fifth of the United Nations' regular budget next year, as well as more than one-quarter of the much-larger peacekeeping budget - a total of approximately $2,957,000,000. The U.N. General Assembly just before Christmas approved a regular operating budget of $5.4 billion for the 2016-17 period. (That budget is calculated biannually.) Of the $2.7 billion earmarked for 2016, the U.S. will account for 22 percent, or $594 million. Of the separate peacekeeping budget - $8.27 billion for the year ending June 30 - the U.S. is liable for 28.5783 percent, or...
  • Bicyclists have free rein as Milan bans private cars (Italy)

    12/28/2015 2:30:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2015 11:25 AM EST | Colleen Barry
    Bicyclists had free rein of Milan's streets Monday during a six-hour ban on private cars in a bid to alleviate persistent smog. Pollution levels in Italy's business capital have exceeded levels considered healthy for more than 30 days straight, prompting officials to ban private cars from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday this week. Officials said private motorists, who risked steep fines, widely respected the ban on its first day. ...
  • Major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    12/28/2015 2:12:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2015 4:29 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    More than a dozen of New York City's most famed hotels are pledging to get greener. The Waldorf-Astoria New York, the Lotte New York Palace, the Pierre-A Taj Hotel and the Crowne Plaza Times Square are among the 16 city hotels - all currently thronged with tourists visiting New York for the holidays - whose owners have agreed to cut greenhouse gases from their buildings by 30 percent or more in the next decade. ...
  • Kerry: Americans Won’t Elect a President Who is Not Committed to Climate Accord

    12/14/2015 12:27:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2015 | 7:17 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he does not believe that "the American people, who predominantly do believe in what is happening with climate change," will elect a president who does not "understand climate change" or is not committed to the type of global agreement reached in Paris. "I think, frankly, a lot of members of Congress are on the wrong side of history, and I don't believe you can be elected president of the United States if you don't understand climate change and you're not committed to this kind of a plan," Kerry told ABC's "This Week" from...
  • Paris Climate Deal Calls for International Transfer of Wealth

    12/12/2015 9:51:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 12, 2015 | 12:20 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    The draft of the international agreement to deal with climate change, which is being considered today in Paris by representatives from 195 countries, calls for the developed nations of the world to transfer wealth to developing nations, including through "public funds." "Developed country Parties shall provide financial resources to assist developing country Parties with respect to both mitigation and adaptation in continuation of their existing obligations under the Convention," says Article 9 of the draft agreement. "As part of a global effort, developed country Parties should continue to take the lead in mobilizing climate finance from a wide variety of...
  • German lifestyle is 'burden' on environment

    12/09/2015 6:56:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 08 Dec 2015 16:13 GMT+01:00
    Germans' daily habits are becoming a "burden" on the environment, according to a report on Tuesday by Germany's Federal Environmental Agency (UBA). Germans' demand for meat and non-seasonal produce are the two factors with the biggest impact on the environment and climate, according to the report. [...] The pressure to grow more and more crops to feed animals often leads to deforestation in developing countries, reducing the Earth's ability to absorb greenhouse gases. ...
  • Jerry Brown: ‘Never underestimate the coercive power of the central state’

    12/07/2015 1:38:47 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 7, 2015 | David Siders
    One of the goals of Californians who traveled to Paris for climate talks this week was to showcase green-energy businesses that are succeeding in the state. But on Monday it was the “coercive power” of government for which Gov. Jerry Brown was seeking credit.
  • Humanity must change to avert climate disaster: Al Gore

    12/03/2015 10:29:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/15 | AFP
    Le Bourget (France) (AFP) - Nobel laureate Al Gore said at the Paris climate summit on Thursday that humanity must change how it lives, travels and grows food in order to avert global warming catastrophe. "Do we really have to change the energy and transportation and agriculture and forestry systems in the world and shift to a low-carbon pattern?" the former US vice president asked in a speech. "The answer is 'Yes'... because now the answer is coming from nature itself," he said. Gore pointed to a string of extreme droughts, record-breaking downpours and high tides, along with melting Arctic...
  • New NASA Report on Polar Ice Caps Exposes Climate Change Scam

    12/02/2015 6:56:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Federalist Papers Project ^ | 12.02.15 | Russ Hepler
    Remember when Al Gore predicted the global ice caps would all be melted by 2014? Well, it may be an "inconvenient truth" for Al to accept the fact that 2014 has come and gone and, yes, we do still have ice caps at earth's poles. In reality, what we are now seeing completely contradicts the whole "Climate Change/Global Warming" hoax President Obama is peddling at the Paris climate summit right now. NASA.gov is actually reporting data from Antarctica that blows a huge hole in both Gore's and Obama's pet scare tactic:... According to the new analysis of satellite data, the...
  • Obama Wants to Organize the World Around Climate Change

    12/02/2015 7:27:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 2, 2015 | 5:14 AM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama has expressed an apocalyptic vision he suggests other reasonable people must embrace. On Monday, in Paris, he said he foresees: "Submerged countries. Abandoned cities. Fields that no longer grow." And also: "Political disruptions that trigger new conflict, and even more floods of desperate peoples seeking the sanctuary of nations not their own." Climate change, he argues, threatens to cause these problems. Therefore, at the international climate change conference, he repeated his call for an international agreement that seeks to curb global carbon emissions from human activities. ...
  • Obama Says a New Tax Is 'The Most Elegant Way' to Stop Climate Change

    12/01/2015 9:36:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 48 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Dec. 1, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - At news conference in Paris on Tuesday, President Obama said "the most elegant way" to reduce carbon emissions is "to put a price on it." He was responding to a reporter who asked Obama, "I wonder if you see any political path back home toward putting a price on carbon?" "I have long believed that the most elegant way to drive innovation and to reduce carbon emissions is to put a price on it. This is a classic market failure," Obama replied. "If you open up an Econ 101 textbook, it will say the market's very good about...
  • German Scientist Accused NASA of ‘Massive’ Temperature Alterations

    12/01/2015 2:47:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2015 | 4:18 PM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A German scientist has accused the National Aeronautics and Space Agency's (NASA) Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) of altering temperature records between 2010 and 2012 to produce the illusion that the Earth has been warming since 1950. GISS datasets are used by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to document global warming. In a presentation at the 2012 EIKE Climate Conference in Germany, Professor Friedrich-Karl Ewert, a retired geologist and data expert from the University of Paderborn, said that he examined publicly available archived temperature records from 1,153 weather stations around the globe going back to 1881...
  • French Reporters Stunned At Obama’s Ignorance: "He is an Ass*ole! An Ass*ole!"

    12/01/2015 2:23:32 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 171 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | December 1, 2015 | DCWhispers
    The following was reported here earlier today: Obama Just Said The Most Stunningly Idiotic Thing EVER. Now it appears some among the Climate Summit's host-nation French media were just as outraged by Barack Obama's glaringly ignorant commentary regarding how mass shootings only happen in the United States - and said those words while standing on a stage in Paris less than two weeks after that city saw hundreds of its citizens gunned down and blown up by Muslim terrorists in a mass shooting attack. It is said that following what was at times a painfully slow, slouching, and seemingly disinterested...
  • Pope Francis: The world is near ‘suicide’ on climate change; ‘it’s now or never’

    11/30/2015 2:46:35 PM PST · by bkopto · 95 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 30, 2015 | Niraj Chokshi
    Environmental negotiators meeting in Paris should strike a climate change deal to save a world "at the limits of suicide," Pope Francis said on Monday. "I am not sure, but I can say to you 'now or never'," he told a group of reporters aboard the papal plane, en route home from Africa, according to Reuters. "Every year the problems are getting worse. We are at the limits. If I may use a strong word I would say that we are at the limits of suicide." The comments come at the start of a United Nations-sponsored environmental summit in Paris,...
  • Ex-CIA Chief: Obama Refused Strikes on ISIS Oil Wells Fearing 'Environmental Damage'

    11/29/2015 5:28:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 11:15 PM
    Former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell says the reason why the Obama administration wouldn't bomb and destroy ISIS oil wells was out of concern about "environmental damage." Discussing President Barack Obama's thinking prior to the Nov. 13 ISIS attacks in Paris, Morell, who served as acting director twice while he was the agency's deputy director, tells interviewer Charlie Rose there's "now a sense of urgency that there wasn't before." ...
  • Germans reluctant to go green, survey finds

    11/27/2015 4:54:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 Nov 2015 16:03 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    87 percent of Germans see climate change as a threat to humans and nature, according to an online survey by research institute YouGov this week. But should oil and coal prices be raised to pay for the damage caused by climate change? Of the 2,048 Germans surveyed, less than half were in favor of this idea. Just 39 percent of Germans make an effort to save electricity, the survey found - while just 22 percent of respondents said they have reduced their car travel to lessen their impact on the climate. ...
  • MEPs snub regulation of cow methane [European Union]

    11/24/2015 5:55:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 23 Nov 2015, 09:27 | Peter Teffer
    It was perhaps not Eric Andrieu's most stately speech in the European Parliament. But when the center-left French MEP tabled a last-minute change to new air pollution rules, he did manage to elicit laughter and applause from several of his colleagues. "At the risk of disappointing you, mister president, the European Parliament does not yet have the power to stop cows from farting or burping," said Andrieu, in Wednesday 28 October's plenary session. The vice-chair of the EP's agriculture committee heard many of his fellow MEPs laugh, and smiled. [...] After Andrieu made his fart joke, MEPs passed his amendment,...
  • How The Paris Attacks Make A Global Climate Deal More Likely

    11/19/2015 2:15:23 PM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    The World Post ^ | 11/18/2015 | David Marans
    Climate change advocates are optimistic that last Friday's terror attacks in Paris have improved the chances of an international climate deal being agreed upon at the upcoming United Nations talks being held in the French capital in less than two weeks. Andrew Steer, president of the World Resources Institute, said on a call with reporters on Wednesday that while there is no way to know for certain what the impact of the attacks will be on the Paris conference, the current spirit of global solidarity bodes well for cooperation.
  • EU officials ratted out VW to US: reports

    11/13/2015 8:15:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Nov 2015 15:12 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Frustrated European officials alerted the US to Volkswagen's emissions cheating scam after the European Commission failed to act on the intel for years, German media reported on Friday. [...] "Officials from the EU informed the US environment group ICCT about the possible cheating on nitrogen oxide emissions," Mary Nichols, who heads the California Air Resources Board, told WirtschaftsWoche. The weekly reported that the European Commission had been told by a Volkswagen supplier of the cheating as early as in 2011. ...
  • Consumer Reports Finds How Fuel Economy And Performance Drops When VW Diesels Stop Cheating

    11/13/2015 9:11:13 PM PST · by Cowman · 41 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 10/09/15 3:17pm | David Tracy
    So Consumer Reports decided to put a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and a 2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI to the test. To activate the car’s cheat mode, they pumped the accelerator pedal 5 times while the ignition was in the “on position” but the engine was off. To avoid being “kicked out” of the cheat mode when the car noticed the rear, undriven wheels spinning, CR simply unplugged the rear wheel speed sensors. Simple as that. Cheat mode activated. They ran their standard Consumer Reports drive cycle. This involved a city traffic simulation on the track and a 65 MPH highway...
  • The New York Times looks at us, decides we’re idiots, and lies right to our face

    11/12/2015 8:24:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/12/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Yes of course we know the media is an enemy of freedom. Their lies prove that every day; but sometimes it gets a little too old and tired to sit by and make believe we don’t know they are liars. A recent insane lie from the New York Times (naturally) breathlessly announced not only is Greenland melting but when it does fade away, the worldwide sea level will increase by 20 feet! This would, of course, effectively bring about the end of the world for all but a few backward tribes living in mountains somewhere. This claim doesn’t come from...
  • Did ExxonMobil commit securities fraud by denying climate change?

    11/09/2015 7:44:09 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    csm ^ | 11-9-2015 | Mike Tokars
    New York state's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, and US Rep. Ted Lieu (D) of California are both looking into whether the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company intentionally misled the public and company shareholders about its own knowledge of climate change and the inherent risks it posed to the oil industry. The outcry started in September, when InsideClimate News published an investigation asserting that, since the 1970s, ExxonMobil, has known of fossil fuels' contribution to climate change. The company's own scientists are said to have raised concerns that were contradicted by executives. Another inquiry published in the Los...
  • Exxon Mobil Under Investigation in New York Over Climate Statements

    11/05/2015 12:10:39 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 5, 2015 | JUSTIN GILLIS and CLIFFORD KRAUSS
    The New York attorney general has begun a sweeping investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how those risks might hurt the oil business. According to people with knowledge of the investigation, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a subpoena Wednesday evening to Exxon Mobil, demanding extensive financial records, emails and other documents. The focus includes the company’s activities dating to the late 1970s, including a period of at least a decade when Exxon Mobil funded groups that sought to undermine climate science. A...
  • Merkel: We must hit climate target to avoid refugee waves

    11/03/2015 5:20:01 AM PST · by McGruff · 106 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2015
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the world must do everything it can to meet an international goal to fight global warming, arguing that failing to do so could set off large new waves of refugees. Merkel said in a speech Tuesday "if we don't manage this, that could be a reason for many, many refugee movements" around the world.
  • ‘We Need an Energy Miracle’ Bill Gates

    11/01/2015 6:39:50 PM PST · by BeauBo · 82 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 2015 | James Bennet
    "On why the free market won’t develop new forms of energy fast enough: ...Without a substantial carbon tax, there’s no incentive for innovators or plant buyers to switch."
  • Paris Protocol Amounts to Massive Transfer of the Wealth of Nations (Climate Change Fraud)

    10/31/2015 7:30:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 27, 2015 | 5:23 PM EDT | Nicolas Loris and Katie Tubb
    Delegates from around the world will meet in Paris in December to negotiate an international climate treaty with the goal of reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. Some countries will push a green agenda to increase use of energy resources such as wind and solar, and decrease the use of more affordable, reliable, and efficient energy from coal, oil, and natural gas. But theres another clear agenda for most of the developing countries attending the Paris Protocol. And it involves a different kind of green. Climate negotiations leading up to the Paris conference called for a Green Climate...
  • We actually won the man made global warming argument!

    10/27/2015 7:15:10 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 36 replies
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    I have a unique perspective on man made global warming, my father who was a brilliant and very successful mining engineer and the quintessential geologists. No one knows more about the history of climate than a geologist, the biggest difference is they think about it over millions and billions of years, 50 years is sorta silly in their eyes. He was writing me letters in the late 80's telling me what a farce it was that humans think they can warm or cool the earth, purely ridiculous he told me. My Father would also say of course there is CLIMATE...
  • 81 Major Corporations [] Sign WH Pledge to Back Global Climate Change Deal (truncated)

    10/20/2015 10:08:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 20, 2015 | 5:21 PM EDT | Mairad McArdle
    Eighty-one major corporations with operations in the U.S.including Google, Facebook, Apple, Coca Cola and General Motorshave taken a White House pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future. Signing the White Houses American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge shows a continuing commitment to action preventing global warming and is intended to set an example for other companies to pursue similar policies, according to a statement released by the White House. It also shows the signatories support...
  • Apple's Tim Cook to Join Group of Corporate Leaders Tackling Chinese Environmental Problems

    10/19/2015 3:36:39 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 11 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | October 19, 2015 20:50 UTC | Roger Fingas
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining the CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization, a group formed by the Paulson Institute and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges in order to divert the environmental impact of China's urban growth. "Apple is committed to running our global operations on 100 percent renewable energy and we're working hard to reduce emissions throughout our global supply chain," Cook said in prepared statement from the Paulson Institute. "We look forward to participating in the CEO Council's effort to advance China's green transformation and hope to do our part in helping China reach its climate goals."
  • Tesla to fight Denmarks new tax on electric cars

    10/18/2015 7:33:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 12 Oct 2015 08:51 GMT+02:00
    The government has defended its move to gradually phase out tax breaks on electric cars as a way to make things fairer for car owners, but the maker of Denmarks most popular electric model has slammed the plan as anti-competitive and a death knell for the industry. A political agreement reached on Friday afternoon will see tax breaks on electric cars phased out over the next five years. As a result, the costs of some popular electric models will skyrocket. The hardest hit will be the luxury model Tesla S P85D, which will more than double in price from 875,000...