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  • WashPost: Global warming tides will carry screaming Eskimos out to sea

    02/26/2015 6:29:29 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthiker.com ^ | 2/26/2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    ......unfortunately, global warming isn't real, and we can't help them. Liberals would have you believe that the coastline is unchanged from the day the Earth was created until the first man-made CO2 emissions were burned, but we know that over many years there have been radical changes to the continents and coastlines, and what is happening in Alaska is probably just a part of that natural process. If the article wanted to be thorough, it could have looked at the evolution of the Alaskan coastline over the past few hundred years to show how change occurs on its own. But...
  • How many servings of global warming have you eaten today?

    02/21/2015 7:54:10 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/21/2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    The Left now wants to label food according to how much it causes global warming. Really. The nation’s top nutritional panel is recommending for the first time that Americans consider the impact on the environment when they are choosing what to eat, a move that defied a warning from Congress and, if enacted, could discourage people from eating red meat.
  • Kitzhaber and the Greedy Greens

    02/16/2015 8:53:31 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 2/15/2015 | John Fund
    Oregon governor John Kitzhaber may have announced that he will resign, but a sweeping FBI investigation of him and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, is only getting started. While the story involves personal failings, the green-energy lobbying scandal that brought them down has national lessons and implications. If oil companies and pharmaceutical concerns shouldn’t exercise undue influence in government, the same is true for green energy — which can’t yet survive in the marketplace without giant subsidies or special tax favors.
  • Al Gore, Felipe Calderon Want to Spend $90 Trillion to Eliminate Cars

    01/28/2015 6:55:32 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 1/27/2015 | Tom Blumer
    The $US90 trillion cities proposal came from former vice president Al Gore and former president of Mexico Felipe Calderon, and their colleagues on the The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. That group hopes to persuade the world’s leaders to do something about humanity’s suicidal effort to heat the Earth’s climate. Part of fighting climate change will mean redesigning, or building anew, towns and cities without cars, Calderon says.
  • Latest Obama executive order: 12 million acres of ANWR now off limits

    01/27/2015 8:24:08 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 1/27/2015 | Dan Calabrese
    President Obama announced Sunday that he’ll use his executive authority to designate 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as wilderness, walling it off from resource development. This abrogates a 1980 deal in which Congress specifically set aside some of this acreage for future oil and gas exploration. It’s also a slap at the new Republican Congress, where Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has been corralling bipartisan support for more Arctic drilling.
  • My Observations at COP-20, Lima, Dec. 2014*

    01/13/2015 7:05:40 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 1/12/2015 | Dr. Albrecht Glatzle
    It’s unfortunate that Pope Francis now also joined the church of climatology [1]. However, many of his followers in the Catholic realm will doubt that this is a command by St. Peter. A few weeks ago I returned home from attending the 2014 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP-20, at Lima, Peru. This mega-event gave me the impression of a clerical synod by a world-encompassing religious community. There were many nice people from all corners of the world whom I had cordial conversations with. They all meant the best for planet Earth. However, the main problem of this event was...
  • Kerry: Climate Change 'Enormous Cloud Hanging Over All of Us'

    01/12/2015 8:27:31 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 1/12/2015 | JERYL BIER
    'Global Climate Change Is Already Violently Affecting Communities … Around the World'.
  • The loss of climate significance

    01/09/2015 8:52:14 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/9/2015 | Sierra Rayne
    The NOAA National Climatic Data Center has released the complete 2014 dataset of state, regional, and national climate data. This allows us to look for which regions have statistically significant trends in annual temperatures over the past three decades – the period over which climate alarmists tell us that climate change impacts should be evident. The results are not promising for the alarmists.
  • It’s Time to Endanger the Endangered Species Act

    01/07/2015 5:57:46 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/7/2014 | Editors
    The Endangered Species Act has become a gold mine for liberal activists and a barrier to our nation’s infrastructure. It is time for it to go. The Heartland Institute's Taylor Smith reports for the January issue of Townhall Magazine.
  • Left’s Anti-Fossil-Fuel Agenda Could ‘Collapse Modern Civilization’

    01/03/2015 7:02:36 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/2/2015 | Ron Arnold
    The new crusade “responds to climate change by urging universities, churches, pension funds and other big institutional investors” to destroy petroleum and coal companies by dumping their shares and reinvesting in a “fossil-free clean-energy economy,” modeled loosely on the anti-apartheid activism of the 1980s.
  • $4.5 Million Up In Smoke: How Billionaire Tom Steyer’s Anti-Koch Ads Flopped

    12/25/2014 5:43:36 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/24/2014 | Mike Ciandella
    Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer has had a really bad year. He failed to get other left-wing donors to join his crusade to make climate change the No. 1 election issue. Then he wasted nearly $75 million backing liberal candidates. Four out of the seven politicians he and his NextGen Climate Action group backed lost. And the few races where liberals won owed little or nothing to Steyer’s bizarre and sometimes inaccurate campaign ads.
  • Dear Northeast, How’s that solar working out for ya?

    11/25/2014 6:33:07 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/24/2014 | Marita Noon
    A couple of months ago, effective in November, National Grid, one of Massachusetts’ two dominant utilities, announced rate increases of a “whopping” 37 percent over last year. Other utilities in the region are expected to follow suit. It’s dramatic headlines like these that make rooftop solar sound so attractive to people wanting to save money. In fact, embedded within the online version of the Boston Globe story: “Electric rates in Mass. set to spike this winter,” is a link to another article: “How to install solar power and save.” The solar story points out: “By now everyone knows that solar...
  • The Science is Settled?

    11/23/2014 7:41:41 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/23/2014 | Viv Forbes
    Governments are running huge deficits, but still spend billions on “climate research” especially trying to model the effect of the atmosphere and its trace of carbon dioxide on surface temperature. Benefits are hard to find. It may have improved weather forecasts by a day or so, but official long-term predictions have not improved in the last fifty years. This is because carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not the main driver of weather or climate “What is referred to reverently as “climate research” is mainly just grubby advocacy supporting the political war on carbon. Why are we still funding scientists...
  • Climate Hysteria and the Buffalo Snowpocalypse

    11/22/2014 6:31:45 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    In the aftermath of a massive lake-effect snowfall event in western New York state on Tuesday, it's worth asking: Is climate change playing a role here? Because, I mean, come on. Seventy – seven zero-- inches, people. And another huge round is forecast for Thursday, by the way. Buffalo deserves answers. The short answer is: yes. Global warming is probably juicing lake-effect snows, and we've had the data to prove it for quite some time.
  • Feds aim to control virtually 'any wet spot'

    11/13/2014 6:31:18 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/13/2014 | Bob Unruh
    A rule change to the Clean Water Act proposed by the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency apparently would put “any wet spot” under Washington control.
  • Voters threw cold water on 'the global warming' crowd

    11/06/2014 8:39:44 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/6/2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    We've been focused on the major angles and rhymes of Tuesday's election, from a new GOP governor in Illinois to Governor-Elect Abbott winning 44% of the Hispanic vote in Texas. However, there was another interesting angle to the election. It was a bad night for "global warming," "climate change," "environmentalists," or whatever you want to call them these days.
  • The Missing Campus Climate Debate

    11/03/2014 7:15:05 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 11/1/2014 | EVAN J. MANDERY
    CLIMATE CHANGE is our era’s defining challenge, but most of America’s universities are planning to sit this one out. Though students and faculty members at more than 400 colleges have called for administrators to divest from fossil-fuel energy companies, fewer than 20 have committed to doing so. Stanford recently divested from coal, but none of the other schools had endowments within the 150 largest in 2013.
  • We Must Not Even Think of Accusing Leonardo DiCaprio of Hypocrisy

    11/02/2014 8:00:10 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/1/2014 | Unknown
    As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said of the actor in making the appointment last year: Mr. DiCaprio is a credible voice in the environmental movement, and has a considerable platform to amplify its message. I am pleased he has chosen to add his voice to UN efforts to raise awareness of the urgency and benefits of acting now to combat climate change.
  • EPA Director on Environmental Laws: ‘Enforcement Really is Democracy in Action’

    10/31/2014 9:41:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/31/2014 | Eric Scheiner
    EPA Director Gina McCarthy has praised environmental lawyers for their work, telling them “enforcement really is democracy in action.” “When I think about how effective we’ve been I keep coming back to the same reason for that effectiveness, it’s because our laws have teeth, it’s because EPA is empowered to enforce them,” McCarthy told attendees at the American Bar Association Fall Conference.
  • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

    10/29/2014 10:46:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 09/29/2014 | Jaana Woiceshyn
    In her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, environmentalist Naomi Klein advocates a ban on fossil fuels and a statist utopia where government “creates” a record number of jobs through “investment” in wind and solar energy. (Full disclosure: I have not read Klein’s book, nor do I intend to read it. However, I did read fawning reviews by Mark Bittman in New York Times and Drew Nelles in the Globe and Mail—more than enough time spent contemplating Klein and her reviewers’ dishonest claims.)
  • No Risk in Global Warming!

    10/27/2014 7:05:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/27/2014 | John Ransom
    “If you want to see rapid change,” says Moore, “look at the end of the glaciation period when the climate suddenly changed into this inter-glacial period we’re in now. For most of the history of modern life, it has been much warmer,” he says. In fact, as I have noted repeatedly in this column, Moore says that the true danger to man is if the planet enters a cooling phase.
  • Steyer Climate Change Super-PAC Targets Colorado's Gardner On Personhood

    10/25/2014 7:47:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Billionaire Tom Steyer’s climate change super-PAC, NextGen Climate Action, has targeted Colorado Republican U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner for his support of a “personhood” measure that would give legal rights to humans beginning at conception.
  • Half of Americans willing to pay zero additional dollars for EPA carbon regs

    10/24/2014 9:34:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    horair.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    We’ve had plenty of time for the discussion of the EPA’s new green energy initiatives and carbon restrictions to sink in to the American collective consciousness. (Even if it does get shoved out of the news on a daily basis.) It’s also been made clear that these regulations are going to affect the available energy pool on the grid and exert upward pressure on retail prices for fuel, heating and electricity. The greater goal, we are told, is to reduce the nation’s overall carbon footprint and, presumably, improve the climate change situation. So how generous is the public feeling about...
  • Energy Cost Rise: A Pledge Obama (Unfortunately) Kept

    10/23/2014 8:24:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    investors.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | editorial
    Inflation: We've chastised President Obama many times for failing to live up to promises he made when running for the office. So in fairness, we want to credit him for fulfilling one of them: his pledge to raise energy costs. In early 2008, candidate Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that "under my plan ... electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." Obama was referring to his plan to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, which would, among other things, effectively choke off coal as an energy source. He was just as fond of high gasoline prices, telling CNBC in June 2008 — as gas...
  • Shouldn’t be we fighting a war on terrorism not on fossil fuels?

    10/21/2014 7:04:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Marita Noon
    “You are responsible for President Obama’s re-election,” I told 150 folks from the oil and gas industry—most of whom were conservative Republicans. I spoke to them on October 15 in San Angelo, TX. A reporter covering the event wrote that I “stunned the crowd by telling them they were largely responsible for getting the president re-elected, and asking them if they knew how they had helped.” He continued: “The room was very quiet for several moments as Noon waited to see if anyone would volunteer an answer.” We know President Obama has been waging a war on coal—with tens of...
  • Rule Of Law: How Obama’s EPA Is Trying To Regulate Your Creek Beds And Ditches

    10/17/2014 8:36:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jessica Medeiros-Garrison
    Have you ever seen some water runoff in your yard during a hard rain and attempted to put a boat in it for an afternoon cruise? I didn’t think so. Such a thing is almost as ridiculous as the continued actions by the Obama Administration, and such runoff isn’t far from the type of “water” it is trying to put under the EPA’s control. Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CoE) proposed a new regulation under the Clean Water Act (CWA) that would sweep in, as “waters of the U.S.,” millions of...
  • President tells people to 'stick it to climate change deniers' (and other gems)

    10/15/2014 7:15:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | Ed Lasky
    The greatest orator and inspiration of our time has a mean streak. Barack Obama likes to insult people and agitate his cult-like followers. He has just done it again with a tweet lambasting climate change skeptics (or as he calls them, deniers). Here is his latest loaded call to arms:
  • 'Global warming scare' declared 'over'

    10/13/2014 7:27:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/13/2014 | Bob Unruh
    Scientists and others on a team assembled by the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, which focuses on free-market solutions to today’s problems, say the “scare” of global warming from the use of carbon fuels and other human activities “is over.” It’s “past time” for the world to realize that and “stop the madness of wasting great sums of money on EPA’s imaginary threat,” contends Kenneth Haapala, the executive vice president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project at the Heartland Institute. Institute experts said Thursday the Remote Sensing Systems, which provide data to NASA, NOAA and the National Science Foundation, have confirmed...
  • Canada is fed-up with US delay of Keystone, now planning alternative pipeline

    10/12/2014 7:56:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/12/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama and the Democratic Party have responded to deep-pocketed greenies, like coal billionaire Tom Steyer, by endlessly delaying the Keystone XL Pipeline, a project that enjoys wide public support, including that of labor unions in the private sector. The cost of that delay has included alienation of our friend and neighbor Canada, for whom finding markets for the vast tar sands energy reserves of Alberta is a key national priority. It may be hard for Americans to realize how deeply dismayed Canadians are over our failure to proceed on a mutually beneficial project like Keystone. Poisonous seeds have been...
  • Nazi Environmentalism: How green were the Nazis?

    10/11/2014 9:14:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/11/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    ....National Socialism’s fixation with nature and the environment bears a striking resemblance to modern environmentalism. The similarities between Nazi yesteryear and today’s environmental movement are “troubling,” said Musser. (p. 26) The Nazis created corporate welfare between the state and big business, state sponsored corporatism, squeezing out the middle class as bourgeois, and forcing consumers into rationing in order to build the war machine. Hitler himself believed that Germans would run out of food, and thus needed more Lebensraum, space to live. The Greens have adopted the Malthusian overpopulation theory (which was proven incorrect) when evaluating scarce natural resources such as...
  • None Can Call It Treason

    10/02/2014 8:37:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | Larry Kudlow
    ....The Left demonizes David Koch and his brother Charles for their free-market views, their political donations, and the fact that they run a substantial energy company. Harry Reid has made a new career of it, calling them “un-American.” But on the platform that morning were liberal Democrats Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney. Ms. Maloney was particularly gracious when she said, “There is hope for the world when Koch and I can agree on something. On this we agree 100 percent.” Now, contrast that with the arrogant, intolerant, petulant, radical-left environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Last week, at the People’s Climate...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Tells U.N. That Climate Change Crisis Is Now Beyond Personal Choices

    09/24/2014 7:05:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 81 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/23/2014 | Randy Hall |
    During the United Nations Climate Action Summit at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, Leonardo DiCaprio -- who was recently named the “Messenger of Peace” for the international organization -- told those in attendance that it's “time to answer the greatest challenge of our existence on this planet. … You can make history or be vilified by it.” “To be clear, this is not about just telling people to change their light bulbs or to buy a hybrid car,” DiCaprio said. “This disaster has grown beyond the choices that individuals make. This is now about our industries...
  • If Climate Change Deniers Are 'Bonkers', What Does that Make Emma 'Mother of Gaia' Thompson?

    09/22/2014 8:41:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | James Delingpole
    Actress Emma Thompson, arguably best known for her Best Actress Oscar in Howards End and for her courage in naming her daughter Gaia, has declared that anyone who doesn't believe in climate change is "bonkers".
  • Watch RFK, Jr. lose it at climate change march when confronted about his hypocrisy

    09/22/2014 8:07:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/22/2014 | Rick Moran
    By Rick Moran Michelle Fields of PJTV interviewed Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the climate march yesterday and corned him about his hypocrisy regarding the use of his cell phone and car. After issuing standard rant against oil companies, including his citing the preposterous figure of $4 trillion spent on the wars for oil over the last decade, Kennedy was asked if he had a cell phone or an iphone.
  • The Koch Brothers Are Far More Worthy of Worship than the Earth Mother

    09/22/2014 6:16:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Sonny Bunch
    Apparently there’s a big rally going on up in NYC right now to support the environment. These people are supporting the environment by expending a ton of CO2 to get to the city to decry the use of CO2. The rally itself is self-evidently absurd; I just wanted to highlight one of the signs seen there:
  • Budget Chief: Denying Climate Change ‘Makes You a Member of the Flat Earth Society’

    09/20/2014 7:41:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Penny Starr
    Shawn Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said on Friday that if you don’t believe in climate change and support federal spending to fight it, you believe the earth is flat. “The failure to invest in climate solutions and climate preparedness doesn’t get you membership in a fiscal conservatives caucus,” Donovan said at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. “It makes you a member of the Flat Earth Society.”
  • 'Climate summit' turning into an embarrassment for Obama and UN

    09/17/2014 8:02:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The United Nations, eager to grab money and power as the global regulator (and taxer) of carbon emissions, is sponsoring a “climate summit” on September 21 in hopes of capturing the attention of heads of state coming to New York for the UN General Assembly. Unfortunately for the scare-mongers, President Barack Obama will be fairly lonely when it comes to heads of state of world powers.
  • Why King Coal Will Keep Its Crown

    09/17/2014 6:34:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | Andrew Topf
    For climate change activists and those hoping for an energy future dominated by renewables or even less-polluting natural gas, the death of coal cannot come quickly enough. But with coal still the dominant form of cheap electricity throughout the world, it is unlikely the bogeyman of climate change will disappear anytime soon. That's because the price of coal, compared to other fuels, is just too good to refuse. Just look at China, where the country's double-digit economic growth has largely been fueled by coal, which fulfills 60 percent of its energy mix.
  • Gore’s Latest ’24 Hours of Reality’ Promotes Tragic Mistake

    09/16/2014 7:43:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Tom Harris
    After each of Al Gore’s prior 24 Hours of Reality [1] broadcasts, climate experts have publicly corrected his many basic science errors. But he pays no attention whatsoever, committing the same blunders year after year. As a consequence, the former vice president’s initiative encourages the continuation of one of the greatest tragedies of all time. Leading up to the fourth annual Climate Reality marathon starting at noon EDT on Tuesday, Gore is promoting Climate-101 [2], a website dedicated to the science of the issue as he understands it. Like his global warming presentations, Climate-101 is riddled with fundamental mistakes. Especially...
  • Al Gore vs. Reality on Planetary Ice Caps and Global Warming

    09/16/2014 6:58:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Chris Banescu
    It appears that reality is not cooperating with the myth that man-made CO2 is causing global warming. Recent satellite images show that both the Arctic and the Antarctic sea ice have dramatically increased in size and thickness. Despite Al Gore’s 2007 apocalyptic predictions that in just 7 more years the Arctic ice cap will be “completely gone,” it has instead dramatically increased by 43% in size since 2012. The North Pole ice cap grew by 1.715 million square kilometers, an area the size of Alaska, in the last two years. In solidarity, the South Pole ice cap has also reached...
  • Wind Turbines but no Power

    09/14/2014 8:44:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    The highly touted, government-subsidized, unreliable, intermittent and expensive "alternative power" schemes currently in vogue are nothing but a phenomenal waste of money
  • House passes bill to limit EPA overreach on ditch water

    09/13/2014 8:59:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    People like to say that the Do Nothing Congress generally lives up to its name, but this week the House of Representatives actually managed to get together and pass something. H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, somehow got to the floor for a vote and even garnered the support of 35 Democrats in addition to nearly all the Republicans. The subject at hand is the perennial thorn in the side of regulatory hawks, the Clean Water Act (CWA).
  • EU Dismantles Its Climate Commission Amid Economic Struggles

    09/13/2014 8:30:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    European Union leaders announced they will be consolidating energy and environmental goals under a new commissioner, effectively axing the intergovernmental groups’ climate arm as green policies are making it harder for citizens to pay their power bills. Former Spanish agriculture and environment minister Miguel Arias Canete was tapped by the EU Commission to take over a consolidated energy and climate office. Canete will be replacing Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard and Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger in what is seen as a huge blow to Europe’s global warming efforts.
  • Climate-Change PAC in Crist’s Corner, Raining Millions Into Scott Race

    09/12/2014 6:51:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | Rod Kackley
    Part of those activities is a new organization and political action committee, NextGen Climate, launched in 2013 by Steyer. He is using it to campaign against politicians, mostly Republicans, whom he sees as climate-change deniers. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is at the top of the list.
  • A Hole in the Ozone, or a Hole in the Political Science?

    09/12/2014 6:41:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | Anthony Watts
    On September 10, an article written by Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press trumpeted a claim of good news with the headline: “Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering.” The basis for Borenstein’s headline is a statistical analysis: For the first time in 35 years, scientists were able to confirm a statistically significant and sustained increase in stratospheric ozone, which shields the planet from solar radiation that causes skin cancer, crop damage and other problems.
  • Global Warming and the Feynman test

    09/11/2014 6:24:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | Tom Trinko
    Modern climate fear-mongering is the latest example of the prostitution of science in the service of liberal ideology. Were polymath Nobel laureate physicist Richard Feynman alive today I suspect he’d be condemning the whole climate conspiracy as a gross abuse of the good name of science. Here’s how Feynman described real science:
  • 'Giant magnetic explosion on sun' racing to Earth

    09/11/2014 5:47:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | unknown
    Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say an “extreme” solar flare has been detected and while Earth appears to be in the bull’s-eye, exactly which part of the planet will see the biggest impact isn’t yet known. Such phenomenon can disrupt power grids, radio transmissions and other electronics, and in a worst-case scenario could actually take such systems down, perhaps for extended periods. Officials with the federal agency said the flare is near the center of the sun and happened at 1:45 EDT Wednesday.
  • Democratic Congresswoman Wants To Make Kindergarten Kids Learn About Global Warming

    09/09/2014 8:43:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/9/2014 | Eric Owens
    If you have been busy enjoying this summer’s unseasonably cool weather across much of the nation, you may have missed the National Clean Energy Summit last week. Sponsors of the one-day summit, held at the swanky Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in beautiful Las Vegas, Nev., included Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Center for American Progress, a leading liberal think tank. One of the summit speakers, Nevada Rep. Dina Titus, equated global warming skeptics with members of the Flat Earth Society, EAGnews.org reports.
  • Climate consensus plummets to 7.5%

    09/08/2014 6:22:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/8/2014 | Lord Monckton
    At the U.N. climate gabfest in Doha, exactly 21 months ago, world “leaders” decided they would extend the failed Kyoto Protocol from 2012 to 2020, with nations outbidding each other in their commitments to shut down their economies for no good reason at all. Technically, the Protocol had already lapsed, but world “leaders” do not pay much attention to the law. However, a show of hands at the lamentably disorganized Doha climate yadayadathon was not enough. Individual nations were required, under the usual rules for treaties, to lodge an instrument of accession to the amendment with the U.N. as the...
  • NY Climate Conference? Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!

    09/06/2014 5:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/6/2014 | Megan Toombs
    Read the news. The. World. Is. A. Disaster. But, according to President Obama, “the world’s always been messy … we’re just noticing now in part because of social media.” #what? I guess, since Facebook and Twitter weren’t around, the folks who lived through World War I, World War II, and the Cold War never noticed those messy events. Be that as it may, even with all of the “messes” going on in the world, many leaders are taking a day to catch up in New York City at the UN Climate Summit, scheduled for September 23. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon...