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  • When Earth Day Predictions Go Predictably Wrong

    04/25/2019 11:55:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | April 25, 2019 | Veronique de Rugy
    As activists around the world recently celebrated Earth Day with warnings about the awful state of our planet, now seems like the right time to share the good news that actually -- contrary to countless dire predictions -- we're not running out of resources. In fact, the late economist and scholar Julian Simon was right: People again and again have innovated "their way out of resource shortages." As Mark Perry of the American Enterprise Institute reminds us in an article about "18 spectacularly wrong predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970," back in 1969, Stanford...
  • ICYMI: Here Are Some Of The Biggest Whoppers Green Warriors Have Told Since The First Earth Day

    04/23/2019 10:45:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 4/23/2019 | Matt Vespa
    So, yesterday was Earth Day. No, this won’t be a post celebrating it. I’m a pro-fossil fuel kind-of-guy. I don’t like driving SUVs or Ford pickup trucks, but this is America; buy what you want and when you want it. We’re the Saudi Arabia of coal. We have solid natural gas reserves. Drill, baby, drill!
  • How climate change widens gap between haves and have-nots

    04/22/2019 4:19:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    Chico Enterprise Record ^ | April 22, 2019 | Lisa Krieger
    Climate change is widening the world’s gap between the haves and have-nots, worsening economic inequality between rich and poor countries, according to a new analysis by Stanford scientists.
  • Trump issues Earth Day message without mentioning climate change

    04/22/2019 1:04:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    The Guardian via Yahoo! News ^ | April 22, 2019 | by Oliver Milman
    Donald Trump issued on Monday an Earth Day proclamation that omitted any mention of climate change or the cavalcade of environmental threats posed by deforestation, species loss and plastic pollution. The president chose instead to praise the benefits of a “strong market economy”. Trump praised the “abundant beauty and life-sustaining bounty” of the American environment but did not echo growing warnings from scientists over rising temperatures or the precipitous decline of many species. “Environmental protection and economic prosperity go hand in hand,” Trump said in his message for Earth Day, a global event held to support environmental protection annually since...
  • 99.9999% chance humans are causing global warming, and other science-based facts

    04/22/2019 12:42:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 103 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 22, 2019 | by Doyle Rice and Elizabeth Weise
    FULL TITLE: 99.9999% chance humans are causing global warming, and other science-based facts on climate change for Earth Day. Climate change is real and increasingly a part of our daily lives. New research and studies out in just the past six months highlight the latest facts about the human-caused shift to our global weather systems and its effects on our planet. First among them, there's no longer any question that rising temperatures and increasingly chaotic weather are the work of humanity. There's a 99.9999% chance that humans are the cause of global warming, a February study reported. That means we've...
  • What We Can Do For Earth Day

    04/22/2019 11:57:25 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 112 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 22/4/19 | Eleutheria5
    "Donald Trump issued on Monday an Earth Day proclamation that omitted any mention of climate change or the cavalcade of environmental threats posed by deforestation, species loss and plastic pollution. The president chose instead to praise the benefits of a “strong market economy”. "In response, one leading climate scientist said Trump’s environmental policy was “in many cases the antithesis of protection”. The executive director of the Sierra Club said Trump was “the worst president for the environment our nation has ever had”. .....
  • Earth Day 2019 - "Protect our Species"

    04/21/2019 9:12:58 PM PDT · by Ezekiel · 26 replies
    Earth Day dot org ^ | 22 April 2019
    Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate of the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species in our world today is the result of human activity. The unprecedented global destruction and rapid reduction of plant and wildlife populations are directly linked to causes driven by human activity:...
  • Earth Day: Stanford scientists see link between global warming and income inequality

    04/22/2019 12:36:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | April 22, 2019 | By Andrew Keshner
    Global warming may be making income inequality worse across the world. This Earth Day, Stanford University researchers said gradual temperature increases over almost five decades have helped created financial disparities between poorer, typically warm countries and richer, typically cooler countries. Without climate change, the divide between nations with the largest economic output per person and nations with the smallest output per person would be 25% smaller, says the new study. Instead, climate change has been a drag on growth for many poorer countries and enriched many wealthy countries. “Countries that are very warm tended to exhibit slower economic growth whereas...
  • Earth Day: Then and now

    04/22/2019 9:13:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 4/22/2019 | Anthony J. Sadar
    In case you've lost track, today is the 49th Earth Day. And, unless you've just awoke from a long, long hibernation, you know that the imminent demise of the planet by "carbon pollution" is a top, top dread by leftist environmentalists. One fact you may not know is that the imminent carbonaceous demise of the planet is a definite reality — a political reality. It is definitely not an objective reality. Of course, we old-timers have heard this all before. From the first Earth Day events in 1970, which I attended on the lawn at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh,...
  • 8 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the Time of the First Earth Day In 1970.

    04/24/2018 5:13:48 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    FEE ^ | April 22, 2018 | Mark J. Perry
    In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, and in the years following, there was a “torrent of apocalyptic predictions” and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article.
  • Earth Day at PTA

    04/23/2018 3:04:53 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Apr. 22 , 2018 | Chelsea Jensen
    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA — “Take it to outer space,” exclaimed 7-year-old Reggie Shropshire as an unmanned aerial vehicle took to the sky Friday morning in the Saddle between Mauna Loa and Maunakea. Using the UAV, Jason Dzurisin, an ecological data specialist with Colorado State University, showing dozens of excited keiki attending Pohakuloa Training Area’s annual Earth Day event how the U.S. Army’s Natural and Cultural Resource Program uses technology to map the area. (snip) The annual free event is PTA’s “premiere community engagement event,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Marquez, the training area’s commanding officer. All students from all schools, as...
  • Dear leaders: You've failed your children on climate change

    04/23/2018 5:47:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | April 22, 2018 | by Jamie Margolin
    Dear leaders, You failed us. It's your responsibility to protect the youth. But when faced with the choice of fossil fuel money for your campaigns, or the wellbeing of your children, you pick fossil fuels. Today is Earth Day. Please save your phony Earth Day tweets and Facebook posts, I don't want to see them. Put those in a bag along with your toothless "thoughts and prayers" tweets for hurricane victims and dump them in the ocean just like you permit corporations to dump their waste. Because my generation is so done with your talk. I'm a 16-year-old sophomore in...
  • Trump on Earth Day: 'Strong, market-driven economy is essential' to protecting environment

    04/22/2018 1:25:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 22, 2018 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump celebrated Earth Day on Sunday with a message promoting how a “healthy environment and a strong economy go hand in hand.” “We know that it is impossible for humans to flourish without clean air, land, and water. We also know that a strong, market-driven economy is essential to protecting these resources,” the president said in his message. “For this reason, my administration is dedicated to removing unnecessary and harmful regulations that restrain economic growth and make it more difficult for local communities to prosper and to choose the best solutions for their environment. “Already, we are making great...
  • It’s Time to Abandon Earth Day

    04/22/2018 8:40:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 4/22/2018 | Edward Hudgins
    We all want to live in a world conducive to human health and safety. The good news is things have been improving for years. Starting with the big picture, some five decades ago, 45 percent of the world’s population was living in extreme poverty. Today, that number is less than 10 percent. Back then, global life expectancy was 60 years old. It is now around 72, in developed countries, it’s more than 80. Even in Africa, the most impoverished region of the world, average lifespan has climbed from 47 to 60. The annual death rate of children under five years...
  • On This Earth Day, Thank Mother Earth for the Gift of Fossil Fuels

    04/22/2018 5:06:32 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 19 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Today is Earth Day, and it is the perfect time to celebrate the natural resources like oil, natural gas and coal, which are gifts to humanity from Mother Earth herself. These indispensable drivers of modern society will no doubt be demonized today amid all the frightful doom and gloom predictions that will be launched by environmental activists and repeated by various media outlets. All the vitriol directed at these fossil fuels by the environmental community notwithstanding, it is a simple fact that our prosperous, modern, energy-hungry society was made possible by the...
  • Happy Earth Day! Here's the story of the co-founder who killed, then composted, his girlfriend

    04/22/2018 4:13:46 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 34 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/19/2018 | Harpygoddess
    Nicknamed the Unicorn Killer because his last name means "one horn" in German, Ira Einhorn jumped bail and evaded arrest for 23 years, but eventually the "she went to the neighborhood co-op to buy some tofu and sprouts and never returned" story fell apart. Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk... After 23 years, he was finally extradited to the United States from France and put on trial....
  • Climate Adaptation, Reparation and Restoration(ERF day celebrations!)

    04/21/2018 6:14:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 4/21/2018 | Paul Driessen
    This Earth Day (April 22) we need to ask whether environmentalism has gone completely bonkers. Back in the 1970s, I skied Colorado’s cross-country and downhill slopes pretty regularly. Some years were incredible: many feet of snow as glorious to behold as to ski on. Other years, like 1977, I’d come around a bend on my XC skis, see nothing but rock in front of me, and just ditch. Who knew the industry I worked for in the later 70s was causing these climate and weather mood swings – even then, long before carbon dioxide levels hit the cataclysmic 400 ppm...
  • 95% of plastic polluting world's oceans comes from just 10 rivers

    04/20/2018 6:18:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies ^ | 4/19/2018 | unk
    Up to 95 per cent of plastic polluting the world’s oceans pours in from just ten rivers, according to new research. The top 10 rivers – eight of which are in Asia – accounted for so much plastic because of the mismanagement of waste. About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources – such as the Yangtze and the Ganges – could almost halve it, scientists claim. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt flew in coach-class seats on at least two trips home to Oklahoma when taxpayers weren’t footing the bill, despite claims he...
  • 'Earth is letting us know that something is not right' NAACP discusses climate change (tr)

    04/17/2018 9:46:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    WTHI ^ | April 17, 2018 | By: Alia Blackburn
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The whacky weather we've had lately is what some consider a major sign from Earth. "Our Earth is basically letting us know that something is not right," said Denise Abdul-Rahman. With Earth Day just days away, the Greater Terre Haute NAACP discussed climate change and ways to combat it. Abdul-Rahman is the NAACP Indiana Environmental & Climate Justice Chair. "What is occurring is that as we put out greenhouse gases, or what are called CO2 or carbon pollution, into our atmosphere, it is warming the temperatures," she said, "and those temperatures are melting our glaciers and...
  • Lights go dark for Earth Hour to highlight climate change

    03/24/2018 2:25:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    AP ^ | March 24, 2018
    LONDON (AP) — In Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark. In London, a kaleidoscope of famous sites switched off their lights — Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye.~~SNIP~~It lasted for just an hour and its power is purely symbolic. But in countries around the world, at 8:30 p.m., people were switching off their lights for Earth Hour, a global call for international unity on the importance of addressing climate change.