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  • Another significant paper finds low climate sensitivity to CO2, suggesting no global warming crisis

    10/14/2014 11:42:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Watts Up with That ^ | October 14, 2014 | By Anthony Watts
    Hot on the heels of the Lewis and Curry paper, we have this new paper, which looks to be well researched, empirically based, and a potential blockbuster for dimming the alarmism that has been so prevalent over climate sensitivity. With a climate sensitivity of just 0.43°C, it takes the air out of the alarmism balloon. The Hockey Schtick writes: A new paper published in the Open Journal of Atmospheric and Climate Change by renowned professor of physics and expert on spectroscopy Dr. Hermann Harde finds that climate sensitivity to a doubling of CO2 levels is only about [0.6C], about 7...
  • Mark Udall: You bet I support a new energy tax and releasing more Gitmo terrorists

    10/07/2014 10:41:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2014 | Guy Benson
    Colorado Democrat Mark Udall has taken the unprecedented step of refusing to debate his Republican opponent on statewide television, so the voting public’s insights into his views generally come from one of three sources: (1) His voting record, which backs Barack Obama 99 percent of the time, (2) his ads, a ludicrous percentage of which obsess and mislead over birth control, and (3) clips from untelevised candidate forums and interviews. On that last front, Udall has uncorked some real head-turning quotes over the last 48 hours. In an exclusive sit-down with KDVR television, Udall said he doesn’t regret any...
  • An Already Lost Battle Against Climate Change?

    10/03/2014 5:22:07 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/3/2014 | John Merline
    A review of recent research indicates that, no matter how many costly regulations the U.S. imposes or how dire the warnings, the battle appears to be already lost. The reason is fairly simple.
  • SaskPower Unveils First Commercial-Scale, Coal-Fired Power Plant to Capture Carbon

    10/02/2014 5:19:21 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    The Energy Collective ^ | October 1, 2014 | Doug Vine
    For the first time ever, a large-scale, coal-fired power plant is capturing carbon dioxide to keep it from being released into the atmosphere – a milestone for a technology critical to addressing climate change. Canadian electric utility SaskPower has switched on unit 3 at its Boundary Dam power plant, about 10 miles from the North Dakota border, and will hold an official grand opening Oct. 2. Following a $1.2 billion retrofit, the 46-year-old, 110-megawatt coal unit is now on course toward capturing 90 percent of its carbon emissions. Other upgrades reduce nitrous oxide emissions and capture 100 percent of the...
  • Mythical Climate Change Consensus Hits An Iceberg

    03/22/2014 9:47:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Junk Science: Climate change "deniers," as global warm-mongers call those who think empirical evidence is more reliable than computer models, may soon count among their number a 50,000-strong body of physicists. At the risk of being accused of embracing what alarmists call the flat-earth view of climate change, the American Physical Society has appointed a balanced, six-person committee to review its stance on so-called climate change that includes three distinguished skeptics: Judith Curry, John Christy and Richard Lindzen. Their credentials are impressive. Christy is director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and was a...
  • Global Warming Witch Hunt Continues With Caleb Rossiter

    06/17/2014 9:44:28 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Junk Science: Without evidence to back up their claims, climate zealots have taken to intimidation. They're blacklisting academics who have the nerve to question the "settled science" of climate change. The latest victim of climate McCarthyism is Caleb Rossiter, who, until his op-ed challenging the "consensus" on climate change was published in the Wall Street Journal, was a Democratic academic who briefly forayed into politics but was content to crusade against U.S. support for dictators and against the use of anti-personnel land mines. In that op-ed, Rossiter called himself an "Africanist." He not only questioned the science behind climate change...
  • Tom Steyer And The Profits Of Climate Doom

    07/16/2014 5:58:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    IUnvestor's Business Daily ^ | July 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Climate Deceit: Tom Steyer — the left's answer to the Koch brothers — says he has repented his fossil-fuel sins "based on the scientific evidence" to save the planet and the Democrats. And just what evidence would that be? please give this another read. it has been severely cut/edited from its original formBillionaire Steyer, having made a fortune extracting fossil fuel from the earth, confessed his guilt July 14 in Politico. "The more I learned about the energy and climate problems we currently face," he said, "the more I realized I had to change my life." So now he intends...
  • In Obama Power Grab, Climate Trumps Constitution

    09/01/2014 10:19:15 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    This lawless administration plans to bypass the two-thirds requirement for Senate ratification on a climate change treaty by entering into a "politically binding" hybrid agreement to "name and shame" climate scofflaws. Apparently letting the Environmental Protection Agency run amok with regulations fulfilling candidate Obama's pledge to bankrupt the coal industry, and enact a de facto cap-and-trade regime the president couldn't get through Congress, is not enough. The man who said his nomination was the moment the seas began to recede and the planet began to heal now plans to deal the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution yet another...
  • Climate Change March Out Of Step With Facts

    09/23/2014 12:19:33 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Junk Science: Those trying to save the planet leave trash-filled streets in advance of a U.N. climate confab that's a solution in search of a problem. Even a former administration official thinks the Earth is fine. Colorfully costumed zealots marched in New York and other cities Sunday in advance of Tuesday's U.N. Climate Summit. Once again they claimed, "The science is settled," and blamed capitalism for non-existent weather change. They barely noticed, as British climate-change skeptic Lord Christopher Monckton points out at Marc Morano's Climate Depot, the "Great Pause" in global temperatures now stands at 17 years and 11 months.
  • Why Aren't Global Warmists Protesting Against China?

    09/23/2014 5:14:12 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/22/2014 | IBD Staff
    Climate: Amid all the hoopla over the "world's largest march against global warming," one question went unasked: Why aren't the protesters carping about the real culprits behind the recent rise in CO2? It makes no sense. America is a global warming success story, for those who believe in such things. CO2 emissions are on the downtrend in this country. [snip] China is a completely different story.
  • New paper shows nature absorbs ~83% of man-made CO2 emissions, much more than previously thought

    09/21/2014 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 18 replies
    A paper published today in Earth System Science Data Discussions analyzes the 2014 carbon budget and predicts man-made CO2 emissions from fossil-fuels and cement production have increased by 65% since 1990. However, atmospheric levels of CO2 have only increased by 11% since 1990, indicating that ~83% of man-made emissions have been absorbed by natural sinks, far greater than the IPCC belief that natural sinks absorb 50% of man-made emissions. Thus, natural sinks [such as the up to 30% greening of the planet over the past few decades] are expanding faster than the IPCC anticipated, CO2 lifetime in the atmosphere is...
  • Obama's '97 Percent' Climate Consensus: Debunked, Demolished, Staked through the heart

    09/16/2014 5:49:32 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9-8-14 | James Delingpole
    "Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous." Remember that statement, a while back, from some bloke on Twitter? What we now know with more than 97 per cent certainty that this guy - or whoever is in charge of running his Twitter account - is either wilfully dishonest or woefully ill-informed. The "97 per cent" claim is an utter nonsense. This report released today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation explains exactly why. First, that word "dangerous". This is a concept that was never mentioned in the study responsible for that 97 per cent claim....
  • Climate Craziness of the week: “We Have Five Years to Stop Building Coal Plants and Gas-Powered Cars

    09/12/2014 7:59:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    WUWT ^ | 9/12/14 | Anthony Watts
    Written by Stephen Leahy at "motherboard" Here’s the frightening implication of a landmark study on carbon emissions: By 2018, no new cars, homes, schools, factories, or electrical power plants should be built anywhere in the world, ever again, unless they’re either replacements for old ones or carbon neutral. Otherwise greenhouse gas emissions will push global warming past 2˚C of temperature rise worldwide, threatening the survival of many people currently living on the planet. Every climate expert will tell you we’re on a tight carbon budget as it is—that only so many tons of carbon dioxide can be pumped into the...
  • U.N. climate agency reports carbon dioxide growing at alarming rate

    09/09/2014 4:41:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 9, 2014 | By CAROL J. WILLIAMS
    Carbon dioxide accumulation in the atmosphere reached a record high last year and grew at the fastest rate in 30 years, the United Nations' climate agency reported Tuesday. Wendy Watson-Wanker, executive secretary of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, warned that time is running out in the mission to prevent devastating climate change. "It is high time the ocean, as the primary driver of the planet’s climate and attenuator of climate change, becomes a central part of climate change discussions,” said Watson-Wanker.
  • EPA Chief: CO2 Regulations Are About ‘Justice’ For ‘Communities Of Color’

    08/27/2014 12:36:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed global warming regulations aren’t just about stemming global temperature rises — according to agency’s chief, they are also about “justice” for “communities of color.” “Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a teleconference call with environmental activists. “If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change.” McCarthy is referring to the EPA’s proposed rule that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The agency says the rule will not only help fight global warming, but will also improve public...
  • State Rep. McCarter hosts global warming hearing

    08/28/2014 11:04:25 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 13 replies
    For many scientists, educators, environmental activists and citizens, the topic of global warming and climate change is alarming. Many agree change is the offset — change in how we live, our legislation and how people are educated about the issue. During a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing about global warming and climate change hosted by state Rep. Steve McCarter, D-154, Aug. 26, professors, a meteorologist, state representatives, representatives from local environmental agencies and residents filled Curtis Hall in Cheltenham Township to listen, question and offer solutions, to what many say is an issue that needs be addressed now. “Numerous studies...
  • Report: EPA Exceeds Its Authority With Proposed Rules

    08/20/2014 8:15:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2014 | Peter Fricke
    Congress should use the appropriations process to reassert its authority over the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a Heritage Foundation issue brief released Tuesday.The report, written by scholar Daren Bakst, identifies three issues on which the EPA has proposed rules and regulations that exceed its authority. In all three cases, Bakst recommends that Congress prohibit the agency from using its funding to implement the proposals. (RELATED: EPA Overrides Congress, Hands Over Town to Indian Tribes)According to the report, “the EPA is using the regulatory process to require greenhouse gas emission reductions even as Congress has been unwilling to take such...
  • It's an Unsettling Climate for skeptical scientists like Murry Salby

    08/14/2014 12:11:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | August 13th, 2014 | Joanne
    Rupert Darwall is the author of Age of Global Warming (and earning excellent reviews). Darwall has a gift for converting tricky scientific concepts into a story. This month in the City Journal, he beautifully summarizes and updates the story of Murry Salby. He’s interviewed Richard Lindzen and others, and discusses Salby’s work in the context of the way heretics are marginalized. I helped Rupert with some of the background. It’s controversial science, a complex situation, with irrelevant baggage to boot. But that’s exactly the place where science communicators — or in the case of Rupert, excellent historians — are most...
  • Declare a Ceasefire in EPA's War on Coal

    08/11/2014 6:40:38 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 11, 2014 | William F. Shughart II
    Before we become too optimistic about the prospects for using renewable energy sources to curb carbon emissions, it’s worth looking at a study commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which should give pause to even the most confident advocate of action against climate change. The study forecasts that new EPA regulations -- regulations intended to cut carbon emissions by 30% from coal-, oil- and natural gas-fired plants by 2030 -- will lead to higher energy costs, fewer jobs, and slower economic growth in the United States. That, in turn, will lower Americans’ standards of living. A typical household could...
  • Carbon dioxide 'sponge' could ease transition to cleaner energy

    08/10/2014 8:34:01 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 32 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 8/9/2015 | staff
    A sponge-like plastic that sops up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) might ease our transition away from polluting fossil fuels and toward new energy sources, such as hydrogen. The material—a relative of the plastics used in food containers—could play a role in President Obama's plan to cut CO2 emissions 30 percent by 2030, and could also be integrated into power plant smokestacks in the future. The report on the material is one of nearly 12,000 presentations at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). "The key point is that this polymer is stable, it's...
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • My Remarks on New Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations at ICCC9 (EPA Whistleblower)

    07/21/2014 11:33:39 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 1 replies
    Carlin Economics and Science ^ | July 18, 2014 | Alan Carlin
    On July 8 I received the Climate Science Whistleblower Award at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change sponsored by the Heartland Institute and other cosponsoring organizations held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The following are remarks I prepared for my acceptance statement:~~snip~~I wrote my negative comments on the Endangerment Finding support document because I believed EPA was using bad science ... But it is very encouraging to find that others agree with my decision to do so, which EPA clearly did not. My offending comments to EPA led to my being immediately muzzled at the same time that Obama was...
  • Finally! Carbon Tax Gone – Australia gets rid of a price on carbon

    07/21/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 17th, 2014 | Joanne
    As of today, Australia no longer has the most expensive “carbon” price in the world. The voters didn’t ask for a tax in 2010,  but it was forced on them in 2011. They rejected it wholeheartedly in 2013 but it still has taken months to start unwinding this completely pointless piece of symbolism which aimed to change the weather. The machinery of democracy may be slow, but this is a win for voters.11:15am EST today: The Australian Senate passes the carbon tax repeal bill.“Australia has become the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon, with the Senate...
  • The Stunning Key That Could Unlock 160 Billion Barrels of Oil Trapped Underneath America

    07/20/2014 1:42:44 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 69 replies
    fool.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | By Matt DiLallo
    The Stunning Key That Could Unlock 160 Billion Barrels of Oil Trapped Underneath America By Matt DiLallo | More Articles July 20, 2014 | Comments (0)  Photo credit: Flickr/Melissa  It is estimated that there are 160 billion barrels of oil still trapped underneath this country in what are considered depleted oil fields. That's a tremendous amount of oil given that America uses about seven billion barrels of it each year. In fact, if we could only find the key to unlock this trapped oil we could extend fleeting our reserves by more than 22 years.That's why it probably comes as a surprise...
  • Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax

    07/17/2014 2:02:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    The Daily Times ^ | 07/17/2014
    Noah Rothman wrote up Quinnipiac’s gubernatorial poll yesterday, prompting me to wonder over at Townhall whether the polling outfit was holding back its Senate numbers for separate release. We now have our answer. A virtual deadlock, and advantage Gardner: The closely-watched U.S. Senate race is tied with 44 percent for U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger, and 42 percent for Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 10 percent are undecided. This compares to the results of an April 24 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University showing Sen. Udall at...
  • Australia repeals controversial carbon tax

    07/17/2014 5:26:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 16, 2014 | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it. The Senate voted 39 to 32 to axe the 24.15 Australian dollar ($22.60) tax per metric ton of carbon dioxide that was introduced by the center-left Labor government in July 2012. Conservative lawmakers burst into applause as the final tally was announced. Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conservative coalition government rose to power last year on the promise of getting rid of the tax, assuring...
  • Breaking EPA’s climate science secrecy barriers

    07/02/2014 7:20:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/2/2014 | Paul Driessen & Lawrence Kogan
    Can you imagine telling the IRS you don’t need to complete all their forms or provide records to back up your claim for a tax refund? Or saying your company’s assurances that its medical products are safe and effective should satisfy the FDA? Especially if some of your data don’t actually support your claims—or you “can’t find” key data, research and other records, because your hard drive conveniently crashed? But, you tell them, people you paid to review your information said it’s accurate, so there’s no problem. Do you suppose the government would accept your assurance that there’s “not a...
  • “I am scared to death for our country”:energy CEO says Obama destroying low-cost energy with EPA

    06/20/2014 5:23:29 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 156 replies
    Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray says he is scared to death for this country, for poor people, those who live on fixed incomes and for people who are retiring. Murray says Obama is illegally using the EPA and the Clean Air Act to take over the US Electric Power Grid and in the process he’s destroying low-cost energy. Murray points out that coal is only 4 cents per kilowatt-hour and Obama wants to replace it with renewable energy sources, wind and solar, that cost 22 cents per kilowatt-hour. By 2030, according to Murray, we will be down from 40% coal-fired...
  • Tony Abbott to 'Forge Alliance' to Counter Obama's Efforts to Push Climate Change...

    06/10/2014 7:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 6/10/14 | Reissa Su
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking an alliance among "like-minded" nations to thwart efforts to introduce carbon pricing and American President Barack Obama's move to push climate change through global forums like G20.
  • EPA unveils sweeping plan to slash power plant pollution

    06/02/2014 10:20:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/02/2014 | BY VALERIE VOLCOVICI AND JEFF MASON
    The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate change strategy. The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal is one of the most significant environmental rules proposed by the United States, and could transform the power sector, which relies on coal for nearly 38 percent of electricity. Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said on Monday that between 2020 and 2030, the U.S. amount of carbon dioxide the proposal would reduce under the plan would be more...
  • Obama administration targets coal with controversial emissions regulation

    06/02/2014 8:18:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Foxnews ^ | June 02, 2014 | staff
    <p>The Obama administration took aim at the coal industry on Monday by mandating a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions at fossil fuel-burning power plants by 2030 -- despite claims the regulation will cost nearly a quarter-million jobs a year and force plants across the country to close.</p>
  • Obama’s big EPA announcement tomorrow translates directly to higher electricity prices

    06/02/2014 5:48:47 AM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 23 replies
    WattsUpWithThat via Bloomberg ^ | 6/2/2013 | Anthony Watts
    The President thinks his plan will “boost the economy by $43 billion to $74 billion” – he’s living in a fantasy world. From Bloomberg (apparently one of those “read in” to tomorrow’s announcement): President Barack Obama will propose cutting greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, according to people briefed on the plans.
  • The EPA as Super-Legislature

    06/02/2014 5:16:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-2-14 | Editors
    Having failed to get the Democrats’ cap-and-trade scheme through Congress, President Obama intends to create it through fiat, with the Environmental Protection Agency scheduled to issue today what amounts to a bill of attainder against coal-fired electricity generators. The regulation will set a national limit on greenhouse-gas emissions from coal plants and then offer states a phony menu of choices for meeting that standard, stacking the policy deck in such a way as to force them into cap-and-trade programs administered by multistate cartels. It is far from obvious that the Obama administration has anything like the legal authority for this;...
  • The regulatory death of energy in America

    06/02/2014 5:07:24 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    Enter Stage Right ^ | June 2, 2014 | Alan Caruba
    Before President Obama took office in 2009, the amount of electricity being produced by coal-fired utilities was approximately fifty percent of the total. Today it is approximately forty percent and, when the Environmental Protection Agency regulations take effect as of June 2, more such utilities are likely to close their doors. The basis for the regulations is utterly devoid of any scientific facts. Environmentalism, as expressed by many of the organizations that advocate it is, in fact, an attack on America, its economic system of capitalism, and its need for energy to maintain and grow its business and industrial base....
  • EPA to Seek A 30% Cut In Emissions [by 2030]

    06/01/2014 2:48:43 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 01 June 2014 | Amy Harder
    The Environmental Protection Agency will seek a 30% reduction in U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions by 2030 from existing power plants based on emission levels from 2005, according to two people briefed on the rule, setting in motion the main piece of President Barack Obama's climate-change agenda. The draft rule, to be proposed Monday and scheduled to be completed one year from now, will give flexibility to the states, which must implement the rules and submit compliance plans to the EPA by June 2016. States can decide how to meet the reductions, including joining or creating new cap-and-trade programs, deploying more renewable...
  • Sangeang Api volcano (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): eruption continues, ash spreads to Australia

    05/31/2014 6:30:16 AM PDT · by Excellence · 20 replies
    Volcano Discovery ^ | May 31, 2014 | T
    Eruptions continue at the volcano after yesterday's major explosion. Dense ash plumes rising from the summit crater can be seen on this morning's satellite images, and a MODIS hot spot is visible on the latest satellite data, suggesting fresh magma continues to arrive at the volcano's summit crater. In the meanwhile, the ash and SO2 plume has drifted and spread over more than 3000 km to the E and SE, covering a vast area that includes parts of northern and eastern Australia.
  • Lawmakers & interest groups clash as Obama prepares to announce performance standard for power plant

    05/29/2014 1:21:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/29/2014 | Doug McKelway
    Lawmakers and Washington interest groups are engaged in a battle over whether looming EPA rules will help or hurt as President Obama prepares to announce a highly anticipated performance standard for power plants June 2. The proposed standard will require existing natural gas and coal-fired power plants to release no more than 1,000 pounds of CO2 per megawatt-hour of electricity - easily done with natural gas but unobtainable by present day coal plants. Although coal still provides almost 40 percent of U.S. electricity, the White House's new point man on energy, John Podesta, said Wednesday that climate change necessitates coal’s...
  • 'Time running out' as CO2 levels hit new high: UN (We'Re Doomed Alert XXXXXXIIIIIYIYII!!)

    05/26/2014 2:41:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/26/14 | AFP
    Geneva (AFP) - Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN's weather agency said Monday, highlighting the urgency of curbing manmade, climate-altering greenhouse gases. In April, for the first time, the mean monthly CO2 concentration in the atmosphere topped 400 parts per million (ppm) throughout the northern hemisphere, which pollutes more than the south, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. "This should serve as yet another wakeup call about the constantly rising levels of greenhouse gases which are driving climate change," WMO chief Michel Jarraud said in a statement. "If we are to preserve our planet for...
  • Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

    05/14/2014 10:58:25 AM PDT · by givemELL · 18 replies
    Oregon In stitute of Science and Medicine, ^ | 2007 | Arthur B. Robinsin, et al
    Item is copyrighted 1998-2008. The bibliography is extensive. The project is all inclusive of data collected to that point.
  • 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...
  • Renewables Aren’t Enough. Clean Coal Is the Future

    05/02/2014 9:54:18 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    Wired.Com | March 25, 2014 | Charles C. Mann
    FR is prohibited from posting from Wired.com, title and link only: http://www.wired.com/2014/03/clean-coal/
  • Tragic Earth Day news for green propagandists: Americans believe in God than man-made global warming

    04/22/2014 5:33:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Apr 2014 | James Delingpole
    More Americans believe in God than in man-made global warming ... how remarkably resilient Americans are in the face of relentless environmental brainwashing. The schools, the universities, the government, the green NGOs, Hollywood and the MSM have invested billions of man hours and dollars trying to persuade them that climate change is the greatest threat of our age. But according to this survey, only 33 per cent are buying it - ... all the latest research suggests that the importance of CO2 and other greenhouse gases has been grossly exaggerated in the various computer models predicting catastrophic global warming, which...
  • Report: Fracking Has Reduced CO2 More Than All the Solar Panels & Wind Turbines in the World

    04/22/2014 7:17:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 22,2014 | Jim Hoft
    Now, here’s something you won’t here on the mainstream news. Fracking has eliminated CO2 more than more than all of the solar panels and wind turbines in the world. John Stossel at FOX News reported: On my TV show this week, statistician Bjorn Lomborg points out that “air pollution kills 4.3 million people each year … We need to get a sense of priority.” That deadly air pollution happens because, to keep warm, poor people burn dung in their huts. Yet, time and again, environmentalists oppose the energy production most likely to make the world cleaner and safer. Instead, they...
  • Manipulating Information To Overstate Global Warming

    04/17/2014 7:21:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    investors.com ^ | 4/16/2014 | IBD Editorial
    Warming Fraud: Exaggerating the degree and impact of climate change has been part of the global warming alarmists' strategy. Now it seems even academics are doing it, publishing a paper that provides a "rationale" for lying. Stirring up fear over man-made global warming isn't a new approach for the alarmists. Years ago many said it was acceptable to embellish global warming and its effects. After all, the public doesn't get it, and it's for their own good. Fuhai Hong and Xiaojian Zhao, economics professors at Asian universities, recently published a paper titled "Information Manipulation and Climate Agreements," in the American...
  • CO2 levels at 800,000-year high

    04/13/2014 2:25:27 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 153 replies
    Haaretz ^ | April 13, 2014 21:11 GMT | Haaretz
    For two consecutive days last week, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the earth's atmosphere exceeded 402 parts per million (ppm,) higher than at any time in at least the past 800,000 years, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Carbon dioxide levels tend to peak in May, which means that they are likely to rise even more. According to an article in Mashable, a news and tech website, the latest figures "put humans into uncharted territory." Just last month, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a damning report that illustrated the growing dangers of...
  • EPA Strikes Again: This Would Be Funny If It Wasn’t True! (Guest Post)

    04/01/2014 11:15:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-01-14 | Warren Beatty
    We have to first assume that global warming, or climate change, or whatever it's called this week, is caused by us. That is a big assumption, one that Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama embraces. Plus, as reinforcement, we have this Fact Sheet from Obama about methane gas as a contributor to global warming, I mean climate change, uh, I mean ... : ... last June, President Obama issued a broad-based Climate Action Plan, announcing a series of executive actions to reduce carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address global climate...
  • China going cold on carbon market? Cites Australia and US

    03/30/2014 11:46:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    Jonova ^ | March 21st, 2014 | Joanne
    Another day is The Backdown? Everything is more important than carbon action these days. In China, real pollution is trumping the fake kind. China has been toying with carbon markets, but this month announced they might have to back away. (The shame!) [Reuters]  “…the all-out efforts to combat China’s disastrous pollution levels might get in the way of plans to tax carbon dioxide emissions in a bid to stunt the rapid growth of greenhouse gas emissions, Zhu Guangyao, the vice environment minister, said.“We have to reflect the requests of the majority through many consultation rounds,” he told the Beijing Morning...
  • Study: ‘War on Coal’ will hit Wisconsin manufacturing hardest

    03/29/2014 7:10:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 3-27-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Of all the national casualties expected from the Obama administration’s “War on Coal,” manufacturers in Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District could be hit the hardest. That’s the finding of a new analysis, published by the conservative Heritage Foundation, that tracks the long-term economic impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions — strict standards that, industry officials assert, would all but kill construction of new coal-fired power plants and force existing facilities into early retirement. Energy expert Nicolas Loris analyzed the effects of a 20-year phase-out of coal. His study projects significant job loss...
  • Extracting carbon from nature can aid climate but will be costly: U.N.

    03/26/2014 2:32:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/26/14 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    OSLO (Reuters) - A little-known technology that may be able to take the equivalent of China's greenhouse gas emissions out of the carbon cycle could be the radical policy shift needed to slow climate change this century, a draft U.N. report shows. Using the technology, power plants would burn biomass - wood, wood pellets, or plant waste like from sugar cane - to generate electricity while the carbon dioxide in the biomass is extracted, piped away and buried deep underground. Among techniques, a chemical process can strip carbon dioxide from the flue gases from combustion. The process - called bio-energy...
  • THE CARBON DIOXIDE LEVEL IS DANGEROUSLY LOW

    03/25/2014 7:21:07 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | 3/24/2014 | David Archibald
    The following as been excerpted from Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century will be Nasty, Brutish, and Short by David Archibald:The United States is needlessly penalizing itself and squandering its resource endowment, all because of the big lie that carbon dioxide is causing dangerous global warming. The Chinese, in contrast, merely pay lip service to that big lie. The only reason they are making a token effort on the “global warming” front is to encourage Western countries to continue hobbling their own economies. One can be forgiven for thinking that there must be some truth in the...