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  • Eco-fraud: Global warming crusader admits lying, stealing, smearing (Peter Gleick gets busted)

    02/21/2012 9:11:46 AM PST · by Qbert · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 21, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    It was all For The Planet, of course. Global warming zealot Peter Gleick, in the name of defending “rational debate,” committed flabbergasting fraud to try and bring down the free-market Heartland Institute. He’s finally ‘fessed up. But the Heartland Institute is going to fight for its reputation and for justice — in court. From the confession: The Origin of the Heartland Documents Peter Gleick Since the release in mid-February of a series of documents related to the internal strategy of the Heartland Institute to cast doubt on climate science, there has been extensive speculation about the origin of the documents...
  • Eco-activist gains fame for civil disobedience

    07/28/2011 12:37:01 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:36 PM EDT | JENNIFER DOBNER
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sentencing hearing turned into a rally supporting an environmental activist who has become an antihero after disrupting a government auction of oil and gas leases near two national parks in Utah. Protesters gathered around the courthouse and dozens were arrested Tuesday as Tim DeChristopher launched into a lengthy address urging others fight climate change by taking similar steps of civil disobedience. But U.S. District Judge Dee Benson said there was no excuse for the 29-year-old former wilderness guide's blatant disrespect for the rule of law. Benson sentenced DeChristopher to two years in prison on...
  • A New Study Takes The Wind Out Of Wind Energy

    07/20/2011 11:45:40 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 07.19.11 | Robert Bryce
    Reality has overtaken green hope. Facts are pesky things. And they're particularly pesky when it comes to the myths about the wind energy business. For years, it's been an article of faith among advocates of renewables that increased use of wind energy can provide a cost-effective method of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The reality: wind energy's carbon dioxide-cutting benefits are vastly overstated. Furthermore, if wind energy does help reduce carbon emissions, those reductions are too expensive to be used on any kind of scale. Those are the findings of an exhaustive new study, released today, by Bentek Energy, a Colorado-based...
  • The CFL Fraud ILiberals gone wild - and Americans beleived them at their peril)

    04/19/2011 11:39:26 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    american thinker ^ | 4/19/2011 | Edmund Contoski
    A compact fluorescent light (CFL) on the ceiling burst and started a fire in a home in Hornell, N.Y. December 23, 2010. "Those are the lights everybody's been telling us to use," said Joe Gerych, Steuben County Fire Inspector. "It blew up like a bomb. It spattered all over." Fire Chief Mike Robbins said the blaze destroyed the room where the fire started and everything in it, and the rest of the house suffered smoke and water damage. The Arkport Village Fire Department as well as the North Hornell Fire Department required about 15 minutes to put out the fire....
  • December coldest on record for Tampa Bay area

    01/04/2011 3:28:08 PM PST · by Vlad The Inhaler · 27 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 4, 2011 | Danny Valentine
    It's official, Tampa Bay: December 2010 was the coldest December in recorded history. Overall, the average daily temperature, the high and the low divided by two, was about 10 degrees below the norm for the month. Tampa set a new record low at 53.2 degrees, besting the previous record of 54.5 degrees in 1935. It was even colder than January 2010's record-breaking cold snap. St. Petersburg's 56.3 degrees beat a record of 56.9, also from 1935. In Hernando County, Brooksville set a record at 52 degrees. The previous low was 54.1 in 1935. St. Leo, in Pasco County, also set...
  • The Chicago Climate Club Gets Capped (List of influential RATS too coincidental?)

    12/26/2010 10:40:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 7+ views
    12/22/10
    Link only - The Chicago Climate Club Gets Capped
  • New Yorkers Learn the Troubles Posed by Sea Level Rise Flow Far Beyond Manhattan

    11/20/2010 10:21:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 54 replies · 2+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 19, 2010 | NATHANIAL GRONEWOLD
    By NATHANIAL GRONEWOLD of ClimateWire NEW YORK -- New York state is beginning to take the threat of sea level rise attributed to climate change seriously as a new government prepares to settle in next year. Starting Monday, state officials in Albany will gather with members of the public to discuss a recently released 93-page report that recommends major changes to development planning and conservation along coastlines from the tip of Long Island all way up the Hudson River Valley. Any reforms to come from the process, starting next week, would affect about 62 percent of New York state's population,...
  • Even Obama No Longer Pushing Green Jobs

    09/10/2010 11:51:51 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 17 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 9/10/2010 | Sean Higgins
    The Washington Times reports today on a little-noticed aspect of the administration’s latest — and likely fruitless — effort at stimulus: It doesn’t include funding for green jobs. The long delays typical with environmentally friendly projects — combined with reports of green stimulus funds being used to create jobs in China and other countries, rather than in the U.S. — appear to have killed the administration’s appetite for pushing green projects
  • Waxman's Economy Killer (House Bill Vote is Today)

    06/25/2009 3:18:51 AM PDT · by flattorney · 90 replies · 6,428+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 25, 2009 | Steven Milloy
    The House of Representatives will vote Friday(Today) on the so-called “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” -- a.k.a the “Waxman-Markey” global warming bill. But whatever you want to call this legislative atrocity, if enacted into law, it will go down in history as the death knell of the American standard of living and way of life. If you hate America, this bill is for you. After decades of fierce battling between rabid greens -- that is, left-wingers masquerading as “environmentalists” -- and the global warming skeptics, few Americans seem to have bought into the bill’s premise ­ that...
  • Dear Member of Congress: Why You Should Vote Against Waxman-Markey

    06/25/2009 3:26:51 AM PDT · by flattorney · 12 replies · 1,508+ views
    National Review ^ | June 24, 2009 | Jim Manzi
    It appears that years of debate about climate change and energy may now come down to a vote on an actual bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES). As I write this, the vote is scheduled for Friday. If it occurs, you will be asked to vote to implement carbon rationing in the United States.   Without regard to party or ideology, I believe that the evidence is clear that this law would be contrary to the public interest. Here is why, in a nutshell: 1.  It would be a terrible deal for American taxpayers. According to the...
  • CBO Grossly Underestimates Cost of Cap and Trade (Waxman-Markey)

    06/24/2009 3:48:45 PM PDT · by flattorney · 13 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | June 24, 2009 | David Kreutzer, Karen Campbell, Nicolas Loris
    Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their analysis of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill that had proponents of the bill claiming Americans could save the planet for just $175 per household. That was the figure CBO estimated cap and trade would cost households in 2020 alone.[1]Both the CBO's analysis and the subsequent legislation are troubled: The analysis grossly underestimates economic costs while the legislation will have virtually no impact on climate. Overall, there are a number of basic problems with CBO's analysis: Their allowance cost numbers do not add up; They ignore economic costs such as the decrease...
  • Libertarians urge “No” Vote on $1.9 trillion Waxman-Markey tax hike

    06/24/2009 1:30:06 AM PDT · by flattorney · 6 replies · 1,831+ views
    Small Government Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party urged the U.S. House Tuesday to defeat plans for a $1.9 trillion energy tax hike over eight years. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is attempting to rush H.R. 2454, the Waxman-Markey energy tax bill, to a vote this week. “With unemployment rising above and beyond what President Obama said it would be with the multi-hundred billion dollar stimulus bill, now is not the time to dismantle our economy with a multi-hundred billion dollar energy tax hike,” said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chairman. “Libertarians urge House members to defeat this job-killing tax hike on Americans,”...
  • Vote Set on House Climate Bill (Waxman-Markey, this Friday)

    06/23/2009 10:24:26 PM PDT · by flattorney · 47 replies · 5,328+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2009 | Steven Mufson
    ABSTRACT: Democratic leaders in the House have scheduled a Friday vote on a climate change bill that would establish a complex cap-and-trade system to limit the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, a priority for President Obama. The House Rules Committee unveiled the latest version of the bill, which weighs in at 1,201 pages. It features new items such as $7.5 billion in "green bonds" for a new federal financing agency called the Clean Energy Deployment Administration, extra emission allowances for politically powerful rural electric cooperatives, greater flexibility for states that want to use free allowances for mass transit, and tweaks benefiting...
  • An Inconvenient Truth: Waxman-Markey climate bill in trouble (Gore to the Rescue)

    06/23/2009 2:43:56 PM PDT · by flattorney · 17 replies · 1,670+ views
    The Examiner ^ | June 23, 2009 | JoAnn Blake, DC Environmental Policy
    Is an imperfect climate bill (Waxman-Markey) better than no bill at all? Al Gore says yes.To bring environment supporters together, Gore will host a nationwide conference call on June 23 at 8 p.m. ET. The purpose, according to his Repower America e-mail sent to a selected audience, is “to build urgency around this bill and make sure it passes. We have to go to the grassroots – we have to continue building support in communities across the nation.”“As this climate legislation moves before the full Congress this summer, we have an opportunity unlike anything we’ve seen yet,” the e-mail concludes.Gore...
  • Dispelling the Global Warming Myth

    03/22/2009 10:34:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 5 replies · 737+ views
    PowerLine ^ | 3/22/09 | John Hinderaker
    Earlier this month, the Heartland Institute sponsored the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change in New York. The Conference differed from most such events in that it was devoted to science, not politics or propaganda. Heartland has now made the materials presented at the conference available online, here. You can review the agenda, watch videos of the keynote presentations, read transcripts of some of the speeches, and see the Power Points that were presented by the speakers. More information will be posted as it becomes available. These are a few of the many slides that I found interesting. This one,...
  • Obama says climate change a matter of national security

    12/09/2008 9:16:23 PM PST · by flattorney · 53 replies · 3,299+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2008 | Steve Holland
    Abstract: President-elect Barack Obama said attacking global climate change is a "matter of urgency" that will create jobs as he got advice from Al Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the issue. Obama made clear he would adopt an aggressive approach to global warming when he takes over the White House on January 20. He and Vice President-elect Joe Biden met for nearly two hours with Gore at Obama's presidential transition office in Chicago. Obama hopes addressing climate change can create the kind of jobs that will help pull the U.S. economy out of a...
  • Eco-friendly buildings may not be as green as you think

    01/06/2008 8:16:52 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 149+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 6, 2008 | Daniel Brook
    In a high-end Mumbai neighborhood, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani's personal high-rise, named Antilia, is under construction. When completed, the 24-story family home will include its own health club, terraced sky-gardens and 50-seat screening room. Antilia also boasts three helipads and a 168-car garage. This may sound like transportation overkill, if not outright eco-terrorism, for a family of six. But despite its 38-to-1 car-to-person ratio, Antilia has been billed by its American architects as a "green building." And under the leading standards for green architecture, it will likely qualify. Antilia's architects, Perkins & Will of Chicago, plan to evaluate its greenness...
  • But Her Heart Was Good (How many has Rachel Carson killed?)

    05/21/2007 7:25:01 PM PDT · by gridlock · 72 replies · 1,554+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 5/21/07 | Rich Karlgaard
    Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring--the book that got mosquito-killer DDT banned and launched the modern environmental movement--while struggling with cancer. The disease killed Carson in 1964, two years after Silent Spring came out. Today's Washington Post has a story on Carson--whose 100th birth anniversary occurs later this month--and her noble fight against cancer. A touching piece. But maddening, too! Because in the story's 34 paragraphs, there are only a buried pair, the 26th and 27th, that note the ongoing controversy about DDT's ban. A Maryland Congressman (evil Republican, of course ... wink, wink) is quoted as saying that malaria deaths...
  • We may be living in record cold, historic times

    02/14/2007 10:28:44 AM PST · by rface · 63 replies · 2,029+ views
    Roanoke Times (VA) ^ | Wednesday, February 14, 2007 | Kevin Myatt
    The Arctic pattern is likely to relax next week, but even average cold would keep us within striking distance of a record cold month.......A reloading of the Arctic air mass could seal the record cold February..... For the second consecutive Tuesday, I am writing a column for Wednesday's newspaper as a potential winter storm is approaching Southwest Virginia. And just as with last week's Alberta clipper snowfall, I don't know what the final result will be as I write this. Look out your window and find out. There will probably be many different outcomes at different locations within our circulation...
  • THE AXIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL EVIL

    08/13/2002 7:30:03 AM PDT · by madfly · 37 replies · 664+ views
    NewsWithViews.com ^ | Aug. 13, 2002 | Alan Caruba
    THE AXIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL EVIL By Alan CarubaAugust 13, 2002 NewsWithViews.com The evil that is environmentalism will be on full display in Johannesburg, South Africa, from August 26 through September 4. The United Nations summit to be held there comes ten years after the Rio Summit that generated the hoax of global warming. It put in motion the mechanism of "sustainable environment" and the vast propaganda campaign that the Earth was running out all its natural resources. The answer, they said, was a massive restructuring of capitalism to "save" the Earth. Restructuring isn't the right word. Elimination is the right word....
  • The BOXER Wilderness Bill - Time To Step Up To The Plate

    08/03/2002 8:44:57 PM PDT · by madfly · 21 replies · 208+ views
    4x4wire.com ^ | July 22, 2002 | by: Pete Conaty, Executive Director
    Dedicated to conservation and multiple use of public lands for recreation opportunities. Edited by: John Stewart The Boxer Wilderness Bill - Time To Step Up To The PlateJuly 22, 2002by: Pete Conaty, Executive DirectorCalifornia League of Off Road Voters Environmental extremists, with the enthusiastic support of liberal politicians in Washington, are waging an endless war against Californians, who simply want to enjoy the natural beauties of this extraordinarily state in their off road vehicles.Nearly a decade ago U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of San Francisco, managed to put 7 million acres of Southern California desert off limits to Californians. Now,...
  • MISSING LYNX (John Stossel TONIGHT!)

    08/02/2002 9:14:57 AM PDT · by madfly · 104 replies · 649+ views
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 2, 2002 | John Stossel
    Government biologists admitted faking a study monitoring the presence of Canada lynx in southern Washington state. (ABCNEWS.com) Missing Lynx Are Animals More Important Than People? CommentaryBy John Stossel Aug. 2 — "We need water! We need water!" That's the refrain from farmers up in Klamath Falls, Ore. Their fields have dried up, and some farmers have even lost their farms — all because of a fish known as the short-nosed sucker. There's a lake full of water in Klamath Falls, but last year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ordered the irrigation gates from the lake closed — meaning...
  • Transforming America: Henry Lamb on environmental extremists trashing property rights

    07/05/2002 12:17:46 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 41 replies · 786+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, July 5, 2002 | Henry Lamb
    Whether it's wildfires in the West, or floods in Florida, the consequences of ill-conceived land-use policy is wreaking havoc in the lives of too many citizens. Until the late 1900s, land-use policies were based on principles that included free enterprise, multiple use of public lands, and private-property rights. These principles have given way, first to what has been loosely called "conservation" principles and, more recently, to what's called "sustainable development." This "wrenching transformation," as Al Gore described it in "Earth in the Balance," has taken land-use policy decisions away from local elected officials, and empowered a hierarchy of bureaucrats, and...
  • COSTLY LAWSUITS PROVIDE KINDLING FOR FOREST BLAZES

    07/04/2002 7:52:27 AM PDT · by madfly · 57 replies · 1,593+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | June 25, 2002 | Rep. Jeff Flake(AZ)
    Driving through evacuated Show Low last night, an illuminated sign at a vacant fast food restaurant reading "Everything's Peachy" was hard to miss. That phrase may have described the restaurant's new product line, but it is a far cry from the situation here in the White Mountains. Having grown up in the area, I thought I would be prepared for the devastation as I toured the fire's perimeter. The destruction is much more complete than I thought possible. As of Monday, more than 300,000 acres have burned in "Rodeo-Chediski" fires alone, with the lightning season yet to come. As...