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  • Stopping The EPA's Power Grab

    06/09/2010 5:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 359+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | June 9, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Overregulation: The Senate votes on blocking a government bureaucracy from usurping power never delegated to it by Congress. This administration may put Copenhagen above the Constitution, but we the people have other plans. The GOP's 1994 "Contract with America," a gift that keeps on giving, hopefully will rescue us once again from the clutches of an unelected bureaucracy, the Environmental Protection Agency, which has been allowed by the Supreme Court to regulate every breath we take and every machine we operate. When cap-and-tax legislation was introduced in Congress, the Obama administration threatened that if Congress failed to act, the EPA...
  • The Anti-Copenhagen

    05/24/2010 5:05:59 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 2 replies · 283+ views ^ | May 24, 2010 | Rich Trzupek
    This week brought the Heartland Institute’s Fourth International Conference on Climate Change to Chicago. That may sound like last December’s climate conference in Copenhagen, but this gathering of scientists and policy-makers is unlike any other in the mad and often maddening world of global-warming debate. What separate’s Heartland’s gathering from the more famous Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s doom-fests is that Heartland’s conference actually features a diversity of opinions and conclusions. It’s science the way it ought to be. By and large, the mainstream media does it best to ignore the Heartland conference, since it’s far easier to dismiss something...
  • Are You Ready For Global Cooling?

    05/21/2010 5:37:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies · 1,243+ views ^ | May 21, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Staff
    Climate Science: Noted scientists at a Chicago climate conference declare that global warming is not only dead, but that the planet faces a big chill for decades to come. What about those frozen wind turbines? It's not exactly Copenhagen or Kyoto, but the 700 scientists attending the fourth International Conference on Climate Change, sponsored by the Heartland Institute, had some chilling news of their own in the most liberal sense. "Global warming is over — at least for a few decades," Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, told the gathering. "However, the bad news is that...
  • Obama Barged Into BASIC Meet to Clinch Climate Deal (Times of India Play-by-Play)

    12/20/2009 9:34:01 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 45 replies · 2,497+ views
    Times Of India ^ | 21 December 2009 | Indrani Bagchi
    "Oh, you are all here. I had some things to discuss with all of you so it’s good that you are together in the same room,” US President Barack Obama said as he strode into the room where the BASIC countries — Brazil, South Africa, India and China — were holding their last, intensive meetings in Copenhagen. “We really need a deal,” he said. “It’s better that we take one step forward rather than two steps back. I’m willing to be flexible.” And he rolled up his sleeves and sat down. Obama had come to meet China’s Wen Jiabao, in...
  • Palin blasts 'arrogance of man' in Copenhagen

    12/19/2009 8:15:33 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies · 2,268+ views
    Palin blasts 'arrogance of man' in Copenhagen By Michael O'Brien - 12/19/09 10:06 AM ET The now-finished climate change summit in Copenhagen marks the "arrogance of man," former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said this weekend. Palin, who had urged President Barack Obama not to attend the conference in Denmark, blasted the agreement world leaders made late on Friday to begin stemming emissions that contribute to climate change. Palin tweeted early Saturday morning: Copenhgen=arrogance of man2think we can change nature's ways.MUST b good stewards of God's earth,but arrogant&naive2say man overpwers nature Earth saw clmate chnge4 ions;will cont 2 c chnges.R...
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (CRU's Tree Ring Circus)

    12/18/2009 4:32:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Global Warming: Russian analysts accuse Britain's Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday's Washington Post that "stolen" e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit still don't alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they "confuse the public." Chutzpah has been...
  • Obama announces climate change deal with China, other nations

    12/18/2009 2:26:17 PM PST · by Justaham · 34 replies · 1,246+ views
    CNN ^ | 12-18-09 | Ed Henry
    Copenhagen, Denmark (CNN) -- President Obama announced what he called a "meaningful and unprecedented" climate change deal with China and other key nations that was expected to be sealed before the president heads home from the Copenhagen summit late Friday. "For the first time in history, all major economies have come together to accept their responsibility to take action to confront the threat of climate change," Obama told reporters. The president said he met with leaders from India, China, Brazil and South Africa, and "that's where we agreed ... to set a mitigation target to limit warming to no more...
  • Obama’s “Unprecedented” Accomplishment At Cophenhagen….A Non-Binding Treaty

    12/18/2009 2:23:41 PM PST · by Starman417 · 31 replies · 993+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-18-09 | Curt
    Wait till the headlines adorn our newspapers about the triumph of the man-made global warming fanatics and Obama in coming to a agreement at Copenhagen. Of course, it's non-binding, meaning no one has to do anything: President Barack Obama announced Friday a "meaningful and unprecedented breakthrough" on a global effort to curb climate change. But Obama said, "It is going to be very hard, and it's going to take some time" to get to a legally binding treaty. The ego on this man is blinding. Unprecedented? Dude, it's NON-BINDING! President Barack Obama, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • Climategate: we won the battle, but at Copenhagen we just lost the war

    12/18/2009 6:17:01 AM PST · by bogusname · 37 replies · 2,050+ views ^ | December 18th, 2009 | James Delingpole
    Copenhagen has been a disaster for the free world and hardly anyone seems to have noticed. We have been distracted by the sweet schadenfreude as the event was overshadowed by the Climategate scandal at the beginning, and the Russian bombshell at the end. And by our delight in seeing the many business interests of the IPCC ’s jet-setting chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri cruelly exposed. And by the told-you-so satisfaction of seeing it proved beyond all reasonable doubt that the “scientific” process informing the IPCC’s increasingly hysterical reports is corrupt, fraudulent and politically motivated. And by the irony of the snow...
  • Palin Vs. Arnold: Terminating California

    12/17/2009 5:37:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,929+ views ^ | December 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Leadership: Alaska's ex-governor asks a question we'd like answered: Why is California's current governor pushing the same policies in Copenhagen that helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment? The movie series that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name involved cyborgs traveling through time to alternately try to destroy or save one John Connor, who would grow up to be the leader of the resistance against a race of machines that ruled the planet. Prominent in the series was his tough cookie of a mom, Sarah Connor. Another Sarah has taken the lead in another resistance against another group...
  • Putting our economy in the hands of Chavez fans (what Copenhagen is really about)

    12/17/2009 6:42:00 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 5 replies · 526+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12/17/09 | Andrew Bolt
    President Chavez brought the house down. When he said the process in Copenhagen was “not democratic, it is not inclusive, but isn’t that the reality of our world, the world is really and imperial dictatorship…down with imperial dictatorships” he got a rousing round of applause. When he said there was a “silent and terrible ghost in the room” and that ghost was called capitalism, the applause was deafening. But then he wound up to his grand conclusion – 20 minutes after his 5 minute speaking time was supposed to have ended and after quoting everyone from Karl Marx to Jesus...
  • Copenhagen summit veering towards farce, warns Ed Miliband

    12/16/2009 9:54:58 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    Guardian News ^ | 16 December 2009 | John Vidal and Allegra Stratton
    The climate change summit in Copenhagen was in jeopardy tonight with the complex negotiations falling far behind schedule as the climate secretary, Ed Miliband, warned of a "farce". With just two days remaining, the inability to overcome disagreements about the shape of a deal to combat global warming led to hours of inaction today , while outside the negotiations police clashed with protesters who broke through a security cordon but failed in an attempt to storm the conference centre. "We have made no progress" said a source close to the talks. "What people don't realise is that we are now...
  • (Mayor of London) Boris Johnson calls on the world to 'stop overdosing on gloom' (Copenhagen)

    12/16/2009 2:43:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies · 491+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/15/2009 | Louise Gray
    Boris Johnson has said the Copenhagen climate conference is in danger of failing if environmentalists continue to “overdose” on gloom. The Mayor of London, who is in the Danish capital to speak on greening cities, called for a positive message instead to encourage world leaders to take action against climate change. He said London will lead the way by making sure no Londoner is more than a mile from a charging point for an electric car by 2015. "We need to stop overdosing on gloom and start conveying a message of optimism to people they can improve their lives and...
  • Copenhagen climate summit: Prince Charles warns climate change will drive starvation and terrorism

    12/15/2009 1:50:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies · 768+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/15/2009 | Louise Gray
    The world has only seven years before climate change causes a “point of crisis” that will drive food shortages, terrorism and poverty, the Prince of Wales has warned. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the ministerial segment of the Copenhagen climate conference, the Prince said the “survival of the species” was in peril. The talks have been dogged by walk-outs and protests as the poor world becomes increasingly frustrated at the lack of refusal by richer countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Yesterday Yvo de Boer, the head of negotiations, admitted things are moving “too slowly” as pressure grew on...
  • Copenhagen climate summit: Arnold Schwarzenegger calls for ‘planetary transformation’

    12/15/2009 1:39:25 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies · 735+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/15/2009 | Louise Gray
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for a “planetary transformation” to save the world from climate change. The Governor of California said an international agreement at Copenhagen will usher in a new era of renewable energy and economic growth through manufacturing green technology. Even if a deal cannot be done between nation states, he said cities and regions such as California are moving forward in transforming their industries and individual lifestyles. And he offered to host a summit for “sub-national governments” such as California and London to make sure climate change is tackled on a regional level. Speaking in the Danish capital,...
  • Copenhagen climate summit: Gordon Brown says 'future of humanity' at stake (hyperbole alert)

    12/15/2009 1:31:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies · 276+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/15/2009 | James Kirkup
    The Prime Minister has arrived at the summit promising to make a “final push” for a global deal on cutting carbon emissions. Downing Street signalled Mr Brown is prepared to spend more money on environmental causes to avert what he said would be an economic catastrophe caused by unrestrained global warming. Arriving in Copenhagen, Mr Brown said: "Over the next three days the leaders of almost every nation on earth will gather in Copenhagen. Their role; their opportunity; their responsibility: to shape the future of humanity. It is a defining moment." The Prime Minister flew into the Danish capital two...
  • They may be anarchists but in Denmark even anarchy is organised

    12/15/2009 6:13:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 415+ views
    The Times ^ | 12/14/2009 | Tom Whipple
    Considering he was tying my hands behind my back at the time, Henrik was surprisingly good company. “I like your laptop,” he said. “I want to put one of those on my — how do you say it — Christmas wish list.” He sat me in a line in front of an Italian anarchist and said, by way of goodbye: “I like London. Enjoy your stay in Copenhagen.” Henrik, a Danish riot policeman, had just arrested me. For those climate change activists wondering how the Danish police would deal with a week of planned protests outside the UN climate change...
  • Copenhagen climate summit: Desmond Tutu calls for climate justice

    12/15/2009 5:37:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies · 931+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/15/2009 | Louise Gray
    Justice cannot wait for a deal to stop global warming at the Copenhagen climate conference, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said. The Nobel Laureate joined an “international climate hearing” organised by Oxfam that allowed 1.5 million “witnesses” to the damage caused by climate change around the world to make their case for action. Witnesses included farmers in Uganda going hungry because of drought and families from Bangladesh affected by floods. Archbishop Tutu said he has seen for himself the effects of climate change in his home country of South Africa. “I too, stand before you as a witness. I have seen...
  • (Scottish 1st Minister) Alex Salmond's nuclear opposition 'threatens climate change targets'

    12/14/2009 11:30:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies · 306+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/14/2009 | Simon Johnson
    Alex Salmond’s opposition to nuclear power could sabotage targets to cut Scotland’s greenhouse gases by half, a report prepared for SNP ministers has suggested. Released ahead of the First Minister’s visit this week to the Copenhagen climate change summit, the study warned carbon dioxide emissions increased by seven per cent in one year alone, between 2005 and 2006. This was “largely thanks” to the country’s two ageing nuclear plants winding down before being decommissioned, and the energy shortfall being made up by coal and gas plants. However, this cannot continue as new European emission limits and fines threaten the “continued...
  • Copenhagen climate conference: Ocean acidification could leave one billion people hungry (Huh?)

    12/14/2009 11:21:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies · 1,024+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/14/2009 | Louise Gray
    As the world struggles to reach an agreement on global warming, the UK Environment Secretary said pollution is having a particularly damaging effect on the two thirds of the world covered by oceans. He explained that carbon dioxide is being absorbed at a faster rate than at any time in the previous 21 million years, causing ocean acidification. The process dissolves the shells and skeletons of key marine life and is in danger of destroying whole ecosystems. “Why should we worry about this?” he asked “Because there is marine life that is affected by that change. In particular animals and...
  • Copenhagen climate summit: 'We must get our act together,' says Ed Miliband (UK Climate Czar)

    12/14/2009 5:42:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies · 333+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/14/2009 | Rowena Mason
    Environment ministers must ''get their act together'' to put international talks to tackle climate change back on track and deal with unresolved issues, Ed Miliband has said. Speaking in Copenhagen, the Climate Change Secretary urged delegates to make progress before national leaders arrive later this week. He said: ''We need to collectively get our act together and move on and find ways in which we can solve the difficult issues, because these issues that I've mentioned can't all be left to leaders. ''It may be the case that some final issues remain when leaders arrive. ''I've always said the leaders'...
  • Copenhagen climate summit: African walkout threatens talks

    12/14/2009 5:22:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies · 627+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/14/2009
    The main session of the UN climate talks in Copenhagen stalled after African nations accused rich countries of trying to kill the existing Kyoto Protocol. Talks failed to start as planned at 1030 GMT due to the African protest. The session was to seek ways to end deadlock on core issues, four days before about 110 world leaders aim to agree a new climate deal to limit global warming that scientists say will bring more heatwaves, floods and rising sea levels. The talks resumed after lunch. "This is a walk-out over process and form, not a walkout over substance, and...
  • Double Jeopardy at Copenhagen

    12/11/2009 9:08:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 843+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | 11 December 2009 | David Corn
    At the Copenhagen summit, there isn't a negotiating process to reach a climate pact. There are two. In 1992, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, representatives from more than 150 nations—signed an agreement giving birth to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. [It] began holding sessions called the Conference of the Parties—COPs. What's happening in Copenhagen is the 15th such session, hence the nickname COP15. In 1997, COP3 established the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that set binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions for 37 industrialized countries (cutting emissions 5 percent below 1990 levels by 2012). At...
  • Copenhagen: tongue lashing for already miffed business leaders

    12/11/2009 3:24:07 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies · 608+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/11/2009 | Rowena Mason
    Tensions are boiling up at the Copenhagen Business Day, a parallel event to the main intergovernmental summit on climate change. I pitched up this morning expecting some self-congratulatory platitudes about how businesses are “stepping up to the carbon challenge” and was met with simmering frustration about the fact that companies have been edged out of the summit by bossy civil servants. It all kicked off when Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the United Nations, began his address by attacking companies for failing to come up with specific financial proposals to help politicians raise the funding to tackle climate change....
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-09-09 (DUmmies debate the Climousine Liberals in "Warmerful Copenhagen")

    12/09/2009 8:33:59 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 40 replies · 1,591+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 9, 2009 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    So this big climate change confab is going on right now in Copenhagen. Lots of British Thermal Units have given their lives to fly in the delegates from all around the globe. Delegates from the "rich" countries want to feel good and guilty about being rich, greedy, energy guzzlers. Delegates from the "developing" countries want to exploit that guilt and extract their gold--collecting billions of dollars from the rich folks to help them adapt to "climate change." So this conference is about "going green" alright: It's about the green going out of OUR pockets and into theirs! And all...
  • Destination Denmark: Political scuffle breaks out over Pelosi's delegation

    12/10/2009 5:40:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies · 779+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/9/2009 | Molly K. Hooper
    A political scuffle has broken out about which lawmakers will be allowed to go to Copenhagen, Demark, on a congressional delegation led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Days before legislators are scheduled to discuss global warming at a climate change summit, accusations flew about the politics of who gets a codel invitation. Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.), a partisan Republican who has been an outspoken critic of climate change legislation, said Wednesday that even though he was invited by a senior Republican, he may not be allowed to go on the codel to Denmark next week. Pelosi is expected to lead...
  • Job Killing At EPA (Lisa Jackson Accepts CRU Fraud)

    12/09/2009 4:26:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 993+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2009 | IBD editorial Staff
    Junk Science: The Environmental Protection Agency's sneak attack on the U.S. economy and our freedoms, curiously timed for the opening day of the Copenhagen climate charade, won't go unchallenged. Nor should it. (snip) EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in a conversation with Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has in effect admitted the finding was based on the junk science and data manipulation practiced at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU). "She told me that EPA accepted those findings without any serious independent analysis to see whether they were true," Inhofe said. Dr....
  • Climategate: the inaugural Al Gore prize poetry competition

    12/09/2009 2:33:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies · 511+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/9/2009 | James Delingpole
    Al Gore has written a moving poem about climate change. Perhaps readers of Telegraph blogs would care to follow his example. There’s a prize in it for the best one. The winner will receive a copy of Christopher Booker’s superb The Real Global Warming Disaster.The competition closes midnight on Sunday. Just post your entry below. (Entries only please; save your comments for my non-poetry-related blogs).Here are some themes you might want to consider: Thoughts of a majestic polar bear as he gazes mournfully over the warming oceans from his melting ice cap.Does anything rhyme with George Monbiot?How the heroic MSM...
  • Copenhagen climate summit: developing countries warn of 'absolute devastation' (Danish Text)

    12/09/2009 2:31:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies · 434+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/9/2009 | Louise Gray
    The Copenhagen climate summit was thrown into disarray last night after developing countries said the current plans for a deal on global warming condemned millions of people to “absolute devastation”. The row broke out after the draft text of a deal allegedly prepared by the Danish government emerged, which campaigners claimed favoured rich countries and risked squeezing poor nations out of the negotiations. The draft agreement, published online by The Guardian, was interpreted by developing countries as setting unequal limits on carbon emissions for developed and developing countries – meaning that people in rich countries would be permitted to emit...
  • Scientists Ask UN for Convincing Evidence (Open Letter to Secretary-Genereal of the United Nations).

    12/08/2009 6:43:09 PM PST · by jdogbearhunter · 9 replies · 667+ views
    Copenhagen Climate Challenge ^ | 12/08/2009 | an original idea by Rev Philip Foster
    Written by Administrator Friday, 20 November 2009 22:54 To force IPCC and its supporters to explain why they think their hypotheses have any foundation, and to use the power of the Internet and mass media to communicate our Challenge questions and the IPCC responses to the general public throughout the world.
  • Wicker joins Inhofe's 'truth squad' to Copenhagen

    12/07/2009 1:38:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies · 991+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/7/2009 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) will round out Sen. James Inhofe's (R-Okla.) "truth squad" at December's climate change summit in Denmark. Inhofe, a noted global warming skeptic, will bring along Wicker and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), whose attendance had been announced previously. The trio will join a number of other members of Congress and President Barack Obama at the United Nations' Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this month. Inhofe had previously been tight-lipped on the identity of his third travel companion, waiting until this morning to name Wicker as the person. Inhofe had rejected speculation on a conservative talk radio show...
  • China's carbon emissions restraint would go unverified

    12/07/2009 12:23:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies · 446+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/7/2009 | Michael Standaert
    China's pledge to reduce its carbon emissions relative to the growth of its economy will not be binding or subject to international verification, Chinese officials say, casting doubts on the effectiveness of any agreements reached this week in Copenhagen. Specialists on climate change agree that a key to success at the upcoming summit in the Danish capital will be whether China, the United States, India and the European Union can reach a deal reducing their combined emissions. Analysts are expecting the negotiations to result in a list of individual pledges and an agreement to continue talking in 2010. China, the...
  • The CRU's Criminal Conspiracy

    11/30/2009 6:10:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,895+ views ^ | November 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    ClimateGate: Britain's Climate Research Unit now says it will release all its data. Does that include the data that have been shredded, deleted and denied publication? In a statement released Saturday by the University of East Anglia, where the CRU is located, it was announced that all unit data, including data that had been denied climate skeptics, would soon be released to prove this is much ado about nothing. Unimpressed by the news is David Holland of Northampton, a grandfather with a background in electrical engineering, who is seeking prosecution of the CRU scientists involved in suppressing and even destroying...
  • Climate drama climax looks elusive in Copenhagen

    12/05/2009 6:01:12 PM PST · by ricks_place · 11 replies · 667+ views
    TV3 Auckland ^ | 06 Dec 2009 | AP
    For 20 years, as this crowded planet grew warmer, nations have gathered annually to try to do something about it. History now brings them to this chilly northern capital, and to a crossroads. The world looks to Copenhagen "to witness what I believe will be an historic turning point in the fight against climate change," says Yvo de Boer, United Nations organizer of the two weeks of talks opening Monday. It may witness, instead, history put on hold. The change in US administrations a year ago had aroused hopes the long-running climate talks might finally produce an all-encompassing package in...
  • NASA-Gate

    12/04/2009 5:28:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies · 3,082+ views ^ | December 4, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Science: For two years, our space agency has refused Freedom of Information requests on why it has repeatedly corrected its climate figures. A leading researcher threatens to sue to find more inconvenient truths. What's become known as "Climate-Gate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his FOI requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors. "I assume that what is there is highly...
  • The (Climategate) Dominoes Fall

    12/02/2009 4:42:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 26 replies · 2,173+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 2, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Warming Scandal: The architect of climate fraud steps down, the creator of the infamous "hockey stick" is investigated, and Australia's parliament defeats cap-and-trade. We love the smell of truth in the morning. As the high priests of what Czech President Vaclav Klaus has called a "religion" prepare their pilgrimage to worship the earth goddess Gaia in Copenhagen, complete with humanity being sacrificed, the heresy of climate truth is finally being heard. The gospel of climate change, once expressed with the messianic fervor of an Elmer Gantry by Al Gore, is now expressed with the stammering incoherence of an Elmer Fudd...
  • Road To Hopenhagen

    11/25/2009 5:00:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,219+ views ^ | November 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Change: Major U.S. corporations have set up a Web site calling for a global climate treaty to be signed in Copenhagen. Considering recent evidence of massive climate fraud, perhaps they should reconsider. Many will remember the classic soft drink ad campaign where young people from many nations gather on a mountaintop and sing that they'd like to buy the world a Coke, the theory being that sharing a soda was the key to world peace. That sort of naivete has led peoples and governments around the world to accept at face value the outright fraud perpetrated by the Milli...
  • Global Warming Hysteria: China and India Refuse Oversight–But The Fix is In

    12/05/2009 3:32:33 PM PST · by Delacon · 8 replies · 928+ views
    First Things ^ | December 5, 2009 | Wesley J. Smith
    The USA didn’t participate in Kyoto because Al Gore signed an agreement allowing the USA to be bound by carbon dioxide emission cuts, but not China and India–this despite a unanimous vote in the US Senate beforehand opposing such a proposal.  You see, the impossibility of ratification didn’t matter to Clinton/Gore. What mattered was looking good in the eyes of certain international elites. Now, apparently, everything old is new again. China and India refuse to permit any on site international oversight of their emissions releases, but the beat goes on anyway. From the story: China and other major emerging economies will...
  • Copenhagen cap-and-trade agreement might never be reached

    12/05/2009 7:18:00 AM PST · by Delacon · 13 replies · 811+ views
    The Examiner ^ | December 5, 2009 | Terry Hurlbut
    As Members of the US Congress continue to talk hopefully of a cap-and-trade system for the United States, the United Nations is now preparing to host its annual Climate Change Conference in the hope of eventually establishing a worldwide cap-and-trade scheme. But recent political and diplomatic developments, to say nothing of the climate-science scandals in England, New Zealand, and the United States, cast doubt on the likelihood and even the workability of such a scheme.On Tuesday, the English-language Copenhagen Post first reported on multiple cases of securities fraud involving the Denmark CO2 Quotas Register, the world's largest. Two days later,...
  • The Real Copenhagen Agenda: The U.N.'s climate chief tells all.

    12/03/2009 2:01:04 PM PST · by Delacon · 21 replies · 1,778+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2009
    Phil Jones, director of the research program at the center of "climategate," temporarily stepped down from his post Tuesday. And last week, Pennsylvania State University said it would launch an inquiry into the conduct of Michael Mann, one of its professors and perhaps the world's most prominent paleoclimatologist. Messrs. Jones and Mann have both been key contributors to the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The emails leaked from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit two weeks ago revealed, among many inconvenient truths, the corruption of the IPCC's process of assessing climate science. Still, despite the probes into...
  • Al Gore cancels lecture during COP15

    12/03/2009 10:12:37 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 193 replies · 9,916+ views
    Berlingske ^ | 3rd december 2009, 15:06 December 2009
    Berlingske regret to announce that Al Gore has canceled his event. De over 3.000 læsere, der har købt billet, får pengene retur. The more than 3,000 readers who bought a ticket, get money back. Den tidligere amerikanske vicepræsident har aflyst sit arrangement, som over 3.000 danskere har købt billet til. Foto: JOSE MENDEZ Former U.S. vice president has canceled his event, more than 3,000 Danes have purchased a ticket. Photo: JOSE MENDEZ Al Gore has this morning told Berlingske Media's great annoyance has canceled his planned major climate talks for Danes 16th december Tap in the old Carlsberg because, under...
  • Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientist

    12/02/2009 3:21:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1,268+ views
    Guardian ^ | 12/02/09 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientistExclusive: World's leading climate change expert says summit talks so flawed that deal would be a disaster Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent, Wednesday 2 December 2009 20.54 GMT The scientist who convinced the world to take notice of the looming danger of global warming says it would be better for the planet and for future generations if next week's Copenhagen climate change summit ended in collapse. In an interview with the Guardian, James Hansen, the world's pre-eminent climate scientist, said any agreement likely to emerge from the negotiations would be so...
  • News From Copenhagen: Denmark Rife With CO2 Fraud

    12/02/2009 7:47:22 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 34 replies · 2,883+ views
    Denmark is the centre of a comprehensive tax scam involving CO2 quotas, in which the cheats exploit a so-called ‘VAT carrousel’, reports Ekstra Bladet newspaper. Police and authorities in several European countries are investigating scams worth billions of kroner, which all originate in the Danish quota register. The CO2 quotas are traded in other EU countries. Denmark’s quota register, which the Energy Agency within the Climate and Energy Ministry administers, is the largest in the world in terms of personal quota registrations. It is much easier to register here than in other countries, where it can take up to three...
  • Australia's global warming bill defeated

    12/01/2009 5:19:28 PM PST · by ricks_place · 18 replies · 997+ views
    KMSB-TV ^ | December 1, 2009 | AP
    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's Senate has rejected legislation to set up an emissions trading system in the country to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. The Senate voted Tuesday to defeat a bill that is the centerpiece of the government's plans to slash Australia's emissions by up to 25 percent below 2000 levels by 2020 as part of global efforts to fight global warming. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd wanted the legislation passed before he attends next week's U.N. summit on climate change in Copenhagen so he could portray Australia as a leader on the issue. The government's next step is unclear. Rudd...
  • Pedal-powered Christmas tree lights Copenhagen (Hussein and Hillary will pitch in)

    11/30/2009 9:59:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,336+ views
    ZD Net Asia ^ | 12/01/09 | Martin LaMonica
    Pedal-powered Christmas tree lights CopenhagenBy Martin LaMonica, CNET Tuesday, December 01, 2009 01:00 PM When you're the host city for international climate change negotiations, using energy-efficient LED lights on the Christmas tree apparently isn't enough. The traditional Christmas tree in Copenhagen's City Hall Square will be powered by people, rather than a distant power plant. The square has been equipped with 15 bicycles which, when pedaled, light up the 700 LED bulbs on the tree. The 17-meter-high tree went up last week during an opening ceremony in which Saint Nicholas climbed a fire truck ladder to the top of...
  • Children’s Climate Forum kicks off in Copenhagen

    11/30/2009 3:02:58 PM PST · by Brugmansian · 23 replies · 2,177+ views
    COP15 ^ | 30/11/2009 | Marie Sauer-Johansen
    "You will become frontrunners of your generation. You are the future, and I hope that you will remember Copenhagen as the beginning when you look back 10-20 years from now,” said Else Sommer from City of Copenhagen’s Department of Children and Family Care as she opened the Children’s Climate Forum on November 28. The symbolism could not be stronger when the delegates, 165 children from 44 countries, plastered handprints in all the colours of the rainbow on a large globe and lifted it up, declaring the forum open. “Children have a great ability to communicate, because we can hold hands...
  • U.S. Center at Copenhagen Meeting (State launches COP-15 Website for public information)

    11/29/2009 2:51:11 PM PST · by TCH · 9 replies · 725+ views
    Original Message From: Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 9:03 PM Subject: Announcement on U.S. Center at Copenhagen Climate Change Meeting (State launches COP-15 Web site to serve as resource for public information) U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman November 25, 2009 MEDIA NOTE U.S. Department of State Announces U.S. Center at Copenhagen Climate Change Negotiation and Launches COP-15 Web site For the first time, the U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the White House and multiple federal departments and agencies, is organizing and hosting a U.S. Center at the annual Conference of the Parties to the...
  • The New World Order is put on hold until 2010

    11/15/2009 2:46:37 PM PST · by Publius772000 · 13 replies · 950+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 11/15/09 | Michael Naragon
    Apparently, forming a one-world government that ruled in the interest of climate change wasn’t quite pressing enough to push through this year. The New York Times reported on Sunday that the COP15 summit to be held from Dec. 7 until Dec. 18 would not offer a legally binding climate treaty for signature. The treaty, which has become famous from its widespread denunciation by climate change skeptics like Lord Monckton, will be reconsidered in Bonn in 2010. According to the Times: U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders on Sunday supported delaying a legally binding climate pact until 2010 or...
  • Patrick Henry "Ratified": The Treaty Power, It's Perils and Portents

    10/26/2009 7:45:44 AM PDT · by Carry_Okie · 90 replies · 2,657+ views ^ | 10-26-09 | Mark Edward Vande Pol
    In light of Lord Monckton’s recent dire warning about how a new treaty on carbon emissions is actually meant to institute a global bureaucratic authority, I thought it would be useful to point out the particulars and provide the background showing that, if anything, he has understated his case. It may take years before it becomes evident, but this IS about global government, with your rights and property signed away to a remote and unaccountable undemocratic bureaucracy at the flick of Barack Obama’s pen, the moment he signs said document. “Sign” did I say? Don’t treaties have to be ratified...
  • Obama to surrender US sovereignty at UN global warming conference

    10/19/2009 1:23:16 AM PDT · by unspun · 109 replies · 5,734+ views ^ | 10/19/2009 | James Simpson
    Not content with his humiliation at Copenhagen, Denmark this past September, President Obama will be traveling there again in December to attend the UN COP15 Climate Change Conference. This agreement would commit the United States to punitive and expensive greenhouse gas regulations dictated by the United Nations without recourse. COP stands for "Conference of the Parties" and the December Copenhagen conference will be the 15th under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), hence COP15. According to their website, it will be one of the largest conferences ever held outside the New York or Geneva headquarters, with an...