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  • National Hockey League Partners with Natural Resources Defense Council on Climate Hysteria

    07/24/2014 6:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/24/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced a partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to promote climate hysteria. The NHL “says it's confronting climate change to help ensure ice hockey’s long-term survival. 'We need winter weather,' NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman, said in a statement Monday. 'We have a vested interest in this cause.'”
  • POLL: USA Leads World in 'Climate Change Denial’

    07/23/2014 8:03:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/23/2014 | unknown
    A new poll offers details on the way citizens of the world think about climate change, and U.S. participants are looking particularly ignorant to the risks of global warming. Only one in four Americans said climate change was a "major threat," making the U.S. the least concerned nation.
  • Sue And Settle Another Way For Greens To Halt Progress

    07/22/2014 6:21:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    investors.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Stephen Moore
    If you've never heard of the litigation technique "sue and settle," it's the hottest new strategy for extreme environmentalists to make millions of acres of prime land for ranching, farming, oil and gas drilling, and mining of natural resources off limits for development. Sue and settle involves a stealth partnership between anti-development Obama administration regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency or the Interior Department and litigious green groups — including Greenpeace, Defenders of Wildlife, WildEarth Guardians and the Sierra Club — who want to halt fossil fuel development and other projects on federal and even private lands.
  • Australia Still has Carbon Taxation

    07/19/2014 6:12:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/19/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    As some conservatives celebrate the repeal of Australia's carbon tax, a dose of caution is warranted: Australia still has carbon taxation on its agenda. This repealed legislation is apparently going to be replaced by the multi-billion dollar "Direct Action" climate change policy that Prime Minister Tony Abbott has long been promoting. Thus, one form of carbon pricing gets replaced by another form of carbon pricing, neither of which is acceptable. Many critical thinkers about climate science got excited over Abbott's public statement that the "science behind climate change was 'crap'"? A little -- more accurately, a lot -- premature that...
  • Ridiculous EPA rules make wildfires more dangerous

    07/18/2014 7:40:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 7/18/2014 | Lee DeCovnick
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards are to blame for a freeze in a Pentagon program that provides military equipment to fire departments for fighting wildfires, according to a group of bipartisan senators.
  • Tornadoes of Fire now on the Climate Apocalypse Agenda

    07/15/2014 8:14:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/15/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    According to Canada’s state broadcaster—the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)—“‘Tornadoes of fire’ in N.W.T. [Northwest Territories] are linked to climate change.” The story cites Mike Flannigan—a professor of Wildland Fire in the University of Alberta’s renewable resources department—and Dave Phillips—a senior climatologist with Environment Canada—as the sources for the link between these fires and climate change. Conveniently, there is a long-term climate station at Yellowknife in Environment Canada’s Adjusted and Homogenized Canadian Climate Data (AHCCD) database going back to 1943.
  • Al Gore: climate change is the 'biggest crisis our civilisation faces'

    07/14/2014 6:43:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 7/7/2014 | unknown
    Climate change is "the biggest crisis our civilisation faces", says former US Vice President Al Gore. Mr Gore sat down with the BBC's Jon Donnison in Australia, where his organisation, The Climate Reality Project, was holding training sessions to educate future leaders in the fight against climate change.
  • Smart Meters at your local shopping mall

    07/09/2014 6:16:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/8/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I went shopping today for a pair of pants. I was hoping it would only take a few minutes. How difficult could that be in the land of plenty? As I entered the large department store, I was greeted by stifling heat and humidity. This particular department store chain uses smart meters, cycled and controlled by the power company from a remote location in order to “save” them money. Customers and employees suffer because a small group of elites have managed to convince and bribe bureaucrats and politicians into pushing the agenda of non-existent global warming.
  • More taxpayer dollars for green energy?

    07/07/2014 7:05:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/7/2014 | Marita Noon
    There is an intentional tension in Washington. Our founding fathers planned that opposing views would balance each other out—a push-pull takes place. Spend. Don’t spend. This tug-of-war is seen, perhaps most obviously, in the so-called renewable energy field. After Solyndra, and the more than fifty other stimulus-funded green energy projects that have failed or are circling the drain, the public has grown weary, and wary, of any more spending on green energy. The money isn’t there to spend and the motive behind the 2009 rush to push billions of taxpayer dollars out through the Department of Energy has been tainted...
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Hoax

    07/03/2014 6:49:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/3/2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    ..... In support of bag bans, the Surfrider Foundation has posted a video that asserts, "Plastics kill 1.5 million marine animals each year." "I have no idea where they got that number," Joel Baker, environmental science professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma, told me. He has assigned students to track down that number, and "the trail goes cold." ....
  • 'Green Technology' Making Power Grid More Vulnerable to Hackers

    07/02/2014 8:08:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/2/2014 | unknown
    Making the electricity grid greener is boosting its vulnerability to computer hacking, increasing the risk that spies or criminals can cause blackouts. Adding wind farms, solar panels and smart meters to the power distribution system opens additional portals through which hackers can attack the grid, according to computer security experts advising governments and utilities. Where traditionally the grid took power from a few sources, it’s now absorbing it from thousands.
  • Breaking EPA’s climate science secrecy barriers

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

    07/01/2014 7:45:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 6/30/2014 | Brett D. Schaefer & Nicolas Loris
    resident Barack Obama again sought to make the case to the American people for “dealing with the rapidly growing threat of climate change” last Wednesday, in a speech to the League of Conservation Voters. Right up front he said that his speech would not have “a lot of spin, just the facts.” When a politician says that, you know to expect the opposite. Obama assured the audience that members of Congress “accept that man-made climate change is real” but are afraid to “say so out loud” out of fear that they “will be run out of town by a bunch...
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Growing Despite Global Warming Warnings

    06/29/2014 8:23:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/29/2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The sea ice coverage around Antarctica over the weekend marked a record high, with the ice surrounding the continent measuring at 2.07 million square kilometers, according to an environmentalist and author who says the ice there has actually been increasing since 1979 despite continued warnings of global warming.
  • The Risky Business of Extreme Heat Hysteria

    06/29/2014 6:23:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/29/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    The Risky Business Project led by Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer recently released its report on “The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States.” The project’s co-chairs have all been out in the media promoting the project’s report, and—like sheep—the mainstream media have generally been uncritical of the report’s claims.
  • Wind Turbines take terrible toll on animals

    06/24/2014 6:14:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/23/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Health issues such as sleep disturbance, sleep deprivation, dizziness, tinnitus, and constant headaches in humans have been ignored by the main stream media who is eager to promote "clean" solar and wind energy generation
  • CO2 Good; Climate Change Bunk; Greens are Raging Extremists, says Greenpeace Co-Founder

    06/22/2014 8:27:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2014 | James Delingpole
    "Climate change" is a theory for which there is "no scientific proof at all" says the co-founder of Greenpeace. And the green movement has become a "combination of extreme political ideology and religious fundamentalism rolled into one." Patrick Moore, a Canadian environmentalist who helped found Greenpeace in the Seventies but subsequently left in protest at its increasingly extreme, anti-scientific, anti-capitalist stance, argues that the green position on climate change fails the most basic principles of the scientific method.
  • 24 Things the Media Claim Were Caused by ‘Global Warming’

    06/22/2014 8:10:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 6/22/2014 | Katie Tubb
    It seems like with global warming embedded in our politics (for now), anything we don’t fully understand can now be ‘legitimately’ blamed on the weather. Forget the trusty old excuse about the dog eating your homework: A sampling of news stories tells us instead that global warming might really be the cause of all our problems. Allegedly, thanks to global warming: Your breakfast got even less exciting. Your morning coffee is going to be more expensive. Also, the cost of cereal could climb by as much as 30 percent because of global warming according to an Oxfam report(their recommendation to...
  • More Evidence of BLM’s Anti-Energy Agenda

    06/21/2014 6:01:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/20/2014 | unknown
    The Bureau of Land Management wants Congress to allow it to charge new fees for inspections of natural gas and oil wells on public lands. According to BLM Director Neil Kornze,  “We have a system that’s very stretched” and could use the money. But if BLM is “very stretched” why are they adding to their workload by cooking up new regulations on hydraulic fracturing when states already do it?  This is just one more example of BLM and the Obama administration working to increase the red tape and costs of producing energy on federal lands, and another example of their...
  • Domestic enemy of the nation: Environmental Protection Agency The EPA is America’s Other Enemy

    06/20/2014 8:35:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/20/2014 | Alan Caruba
    While our attention is focused on events in the Middle East, a domestic enemy of the nation is doing everything in its power to kill the provision of electricity to the nation and, at the same time, to control every drop of water in the United States, an attack on its agricultural sector. That enemy is the Environmental Protection Agency. Like the rest of the Obama administration, it has no regard for real science and continues to reinterpret the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. It has an agenda that threatens every aspect of life in the nation.
  • Climate McCarthyism Witch Hunt Continues With The Sacking Of Caleb Rossiter

    06/17/2014 7:27:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    investors.com ^ | 6/16/2014 | editorial
    Junk Science: Without evidence to back up their claims, climate zealots have taken to intimidation. They're blacklisting academics who have the nerve to question the "settled science" of climate change. The latest victim of climate McCarthyism is Caleb Rossiter, who, until his op-ed challenging the "consensus" on climate change was published in the Wall Street Journal, was a Democratic academic who briefly forayed into politics but was content to crusade against U.S. support for dictators and against the use of anti-personnel land mines. In that op-ed, Rossiter called himself an "Africanist." He not only questioned the science behind climate change...
  • Obama invokes ‘tauntology’ in discussing climate skeptics

    06/16/2014 8:30:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 6/15/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Which one do you think our ‘commander in chief’ prefers? Obama gave a speech to an audience of college graduates at University of California, Irvine in which he expounded on his advanced views of climate change:
  • Greenhouse Gas Lunacy

    06/14/2014 7:39:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/14/2014 | James Simpson
    Once again, President Obama is circumventing Congress and using the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a compliant and corrupt media to push his radical agenda. This time it is to save the world from climate change, formerly known as global warming at a time when there was actual evidence that the average global temperature was increasing, however slightly. But that was nearly two decades ago. Let’s set the matter straight, shall we?
  • Energy-Economy Decoupling and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

    06/12/2014 6:40:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/12/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    The Obama administration's latest climate regulations have sent supporters of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emission cuts on the prowl for conclusive evidence that making such emission cuts will not substantially damage the economy. Arguments are being made that "historically, the demand for electricity was closely tied to growth in the economy; only recently have the two decoupled." It is far too early to be making conclusive claims that American economic growth has become decoupled from electricity demand. The following plot shows normalized real per capita GDP and per capita electric power consumption in the United States since 1960.
  • The accepted killing and maiming of animals in the name of Green energy

    06/10/2014 7:20:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/9/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    According to Michael Bastasch from the Daily Caller News Foundation, “at least six electric cooperative utilities across the mid-west and southwest could raise electricity rates up to 40 percent if the EPA imposes new permitting regulations on coal-fired power plants.” Deseret Power Electric Cooperative (DPEC), that serves 45,000 people in rural Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Colorado, must spend $200 million to install advanced equipment to satisfy the Clean Air Act Title V permit. DPEC’s Bonanza Power Plant is located on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservations. The environmentalist WildEarth Guardians are suing EPA to force Bonanza Utilities to upgrade to...
  • The Plight of the Monarch Butterflies

    06/09/2014 7:05:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/8/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    The Monarch Butterflies are threatened, no doubt about that. Well-meaning groups, like LMF are grassroots efforts to encourage gardeners to grow milkweed plants, the monarchs predominant food source. The crucial question though has not been asked: why is the milkweed plant rapidly disappearing? Some Ideas Some people think the use of genetically modified (GM) corn that is the source of the problem. They think that herbicides applied to GM corn prevent the growth of errant milkweed plants in corn fields. I don’t think so. The milkweed rate of growth is much less than that of corn and the monarchs would...
  • Is Germany finally ready to keep the green dream alive by fracking?

    06/06/2014 7:06:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/5/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Germany’s once promising Energiewende ambitions, which included virtually ridding the country of nuclear power while heavily subsidizing wind and solar with the eventual goal of transitioning electricity production to 60 percent renewables by 2050, hasn’t worked out too well. The country’s rising energy prices have hurt consumers and ruined their manufacturing competitiveness, while the costliness and unreliability of wind and solar has prompted energy producers to turn back to the coal-powered plants in droves — resulting in a net increase in carbon emissions.
  • Dick Morris: Supreme Court Will Reverse Obama's EPA Regulations

    06/04/2014 8:22:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/3/2014 | Courtney Coren
    President Barack Obama's move to enact new regulations on power plants through executive order is "a power grab" and will be "reversed by the Supreme Court," says political analyst Dick Morris. "He couldn't get it through Congress, and he can't do it legally," Morris told J.D. Hayworth and John Bachman on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Tuesday.
  • My Two Favorite Questions for Global Warmists

    06/04/2014 5:38:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/4/2014 | Paul Jacobson
    So, I find myself sitting around a patio table next Independence Day sipping on the perfect mimosa with some friends and a couple of folks I haven’t met before. One of the new acquaintances brings up the subject of “climate change.” I know from the term used that this one is probably a sorta believer but not a hard-core, unshakable advocate; were that so, he would have used the latest, hippest, most with-it name-change term “climate disruption.” Now it’s time for my Favorite Global Warmism Question #1:
  • A World Turns Against Biofuels

    06/01/2014 6:29:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    canadafreepress ^ | 5/31/2014 | Dennis Avery
    The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has suddenly reversed its support for biofuels. The panel now admits growing crops for fuel “poses risks to ecosystems and biodiversity.” Scientists—and many Green activists—turned against ethanol and biodiesel years ago because it took too much land. However, the United States and EU governments have kept their farmer subsidies. “Environmentalism” had suddenly become political payoff.
  • Scientists Admit Polar Bear Numbers Were Made Up To ‘Satisfy Public Demand’

    05/31/2014 8:12:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/30/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    This may come as a shocker to some, but scientists are not always right — especially when under intense public pressure for answers. Researchers with the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) recently admitted to experienced zoologist and polar bear specialist Susan Crockford that the estimate given for the total number of polar bars in the Arctic was “simply a qualified guess given to satisfy public demand.”
  • The Regulatory Death of Energy in America

    05/30/2014 7:20:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 5/29/2014 | Alan Caruba
    Before President Obama took office in 2009, the amount of electricity being produced by coal-fired utilities was approximately fifty percent of the total. Today it is approximately forty percent and, when the Environmental Protection Agency regulations take effect as of June 2, more such utilities are likely to close their doors. The basis for the regulations is utterly devoid of any scientific facts.
  • Germany’s Green Jobs Miracle Collapses

    05/28/2014 7:54:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 5/28/2014 | Dr. Benny Peiser
    Renewable energy was supposed to create tens of thousands of green jobs. Yet despite three-digit Euro billions of subsidies, the number of jobs is falling rapidly. Seven out of ten jobs will only remain as long as the subsidies keep flowing.—Daniel Wetzel, Die Welt, 26 May 2014 “A few years ago the renewable sector was the job miracle in Germany, now nothing is left of all of that,” said the deputy leader of the Greens in the Bundestag, Oliver Krischer.—Daniel Wetzel, Die Welt, 26 May 2014
  • Egalitarian Grandees

    05/27/2014 8:37:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 5/27/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Charting liberal hypocrisy is now old hat. From academia to the Sierra Club, elite progressives expect to live lives that are quite different from what they envision for the less sophisticated. No one believes that Elizabeth Warren would wish affirmative action to work for everyone in the way that she herself subverted it. Nor would we expect Warren not to be in the 1 percent that she so scolds — any more than we would assume that Al Gore would not leave a carbon footprint as large as those of thousands of the less environmentally sensitive put together.
  • Mariel Hemingway: Project Veritas' James O'Keefe Should Meet Face-to-Face

    05/26/2014 6:38:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 5/25/2014 | Greg Richter
    Actress Mariel Hemingway says filmmaker James O'Keefe should be honest about his intentions and meet face-to-face with her if he wants to discuss fracking. O'Keefe's Project Veritas released a video last week in which he secretly recorded Hemingway, actor Ed Begley Jr. and documentary filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell. Project Veritas set up the meeting with an actor posing as a Middle Eastern oil sheik promising to bankroll their anti-fracking film if they didn't say who was funding it.
  • The Hard Sell on Climate Change

    05/23/2014 6:46:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 5/23/2014 | John Fund
    Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN, was very forthright about his media priorities at a Society of Professional Journalists dinner in New York City on Monday. He told Bill Carter of the New York Times: “Climate change is one of those stories that deserves more attention, that we all talk about. But we haven’t figured out how to engage the audience in that story in a meaningful way. When we do do those stories, there does tend to be a tremendous amount of lack of interest on the audience’s part.”
  • Australia's Extreme Climate Hysteria

    05/23/2014 5:51:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/23/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    Now that Tony Abbott's government has slashed government spending on climate change-related programs, the climate hysteria is ramping up in some quarters. At The Guardian, Alex White writes that "Australia's extreme budget meets extreme climate." Well, Australia naturally has an extreme climate, but the question is whether anthropogenic climate change is making it more extreme. In the Huffington Post, Reese Halter states the following about climate change in Australia while discussing threats to global bee populations:
  • Obama Endorses the Orwellian 'B1 Emissions Path'

    05/18/2014 7:40:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/18/2014 | Peter Wilson
    Has the Obama administration set the U.S. on the “B1 emissions path”? The B1 emissions pathway was defined in an obscure IPCC report published fourteen years ago (and since superseded), titled the Special Report on Emission Scenarios (SRES). Four scenarios were presented: A1: “strong commitment to market-based solutions” and “high rates of investment and innovation in education [and] technology.” B2: “international institutions decline in importance, with a shift toward local and regional decision-making structures and institutions.” A2: “some regions move toward stronger welfare systems and reduced income inequality, while others move toward "leaner" government and more heterogeneous income distributions.” B1...
  • Snow In May In Chicago: This Is Not A Joke

    05/16/2014 9:00:35 PM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | 5/16/2014 | John Dodge
    Residents of the north suburbs woke up to light snow on Friday, the first time it has snowed in Chicago in May in nearly 10 years. Snow was falling in Hoffman Estates and Deerfield around 7:30 a.m. Snow was also reported on cars in the western suburbs.
  • The New Antarctic “Tipping Point”—Headlines and Facts

    05/14/2014 7:21:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 5/14/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    A recent headline in the New York Times says “Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans from Polar Melt.” Other newspapers propagated the story with titles like “Ice sheet collapse ‘unstoppable,’ scientists warn” and “Huge Antarctic ice sheet collapsing.” The story refers to two recent publications that conclude that “warm water upwelling from the [Antarctic] ocean depths has most likely triggered an inherent instability” that will lead to the envisaged collapse. There are some problems with such predictions: The facts show otherwise.
  • Biggest lobbying firm in DC caught in Ecuador mess, pays $15 million settlement to Chevron

    05/09/2014 6:45:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 5/9/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    It must have sounded like a great idea at the time for Patton Boggs, the DC law firm/lobbying powerhouse (annual lobbying revenues: $40 million) to enter into a deal to help Ecuadorian plaintiffs and their American lawyer Steven Donziger to collect billions of dollars in judgments handed down by an Ecuadorian court against Chevron, with the firm’s own share running into hundreds of millions of dollars, if successful. The case had attracted the attention of the jet set left and stars like Sharon Stone, after all.
  • This is why wind energy can neither have nor produce nice things

    05/08/2014 7:44:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/7/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    The wind lobby has yet to give up on their quest to renew the egregiously generous production tax credit that essentially keeps the wind industry afloat by providing 2.3 cents for every kilowatt-hour of energy output during the first ten years of a given project’s operation; that lucrative subsidy expired on January 1st of this year, but it wouldn’t be the first time — or the second, or the third – that Congress has belatedly bestowed a retroactive extension. Most recently, the wind industry was awarded a one-year extension of the credit at the start of 2013, with the new...
  • Researchers call White House Climate report 'pseudoscience'

    05/07/2014 6:58:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 5/7/2014 | Rick Moran
    The White House issued its thrid National Climate Assessment (NCA) yesterday to much fanfare and an avalanche of positive press. But two climate researchers, scientists Patrick Michaels and Paul Knappenberger of the libertarian Cato Institute, called out the administration for relying on faulty data and non-scientist input.
  • ‘Hurricane Shmuricane’: ‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye and S.E. Cupp Face Off Over Global Warming

    05/07/2014 6:39:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 5/7/2014 | Billy Hallowell
    “Science guy” Bill Nye faced off against Blaze contributor S.E. Cupp and conservative economist Nick Loris in a heated debate about global warming on CNN’s “Crossfire” Tuesday night after Cupp said the “scare tactics” used to address the issue have failed to convince the public. “Even if what Van [Jones] and the White House are saying is all true, the scare tactics have not worked,” she told Nye. “Only about 36 percent of Americans believe that global warming is a serious threat to our way of life.”
  • Annual emissions from Keystone pipeline would be one-tenth of what’s produced by … cow farts

    05/05/2014 5:06:17 PM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 5/5/2014 | alphapundit
    I was torn between posting this animal-themed instant classic from WaPo and the news today about scientists reverse-engineering aging in mice by using young blood. But then I remembered an ironclad rule of blogging: When in doubt, go with the news story that involves farting. Besides, we cover stuff about elderly vampirism of the young all the time. Given the “creative” uses to which infant tissue is already put, it’s too depressing to spitball where a “young blood” industry might lead. So let’s stick with cow farts. I’m not even going to quote from WaPo’s story. Just eyeball this graph...
  • Unintended Consequences of Renewable Energy?

    05/05/2014 6:42:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 5/4/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The D.C. metro was plastered last month with ads by GoWithCanada.ca, promoting the proposed 1,179-mile Keystone XL Pipeline, a 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline originating in Hardisty, Alberta, and extending south to Steele City, Nebraska. Described as “America’s best energy partner,” Canada provides United States refineries every day with 2.4 million barrels of crude oil, more than Saudi Arabia and Venezuela combined. The ads explained that “80% of Canada’s oil sands production capacity is owned by North American companies.”
  • Two scathing reviews by scholars working with the IPCC show why the organization is hopelessly

    04/27/2014 8:11:19 AM PDT · by rktman
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 4/26/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Two scathing letters critical of the IPCC process were published on Friday April 25th; one from Dr. Robert Stavins, an IPCC chapter Co-Coordinating Lead Author, and a five year veteran of the process, plus another by Dr. Richard Tol, who asked his name to be removed from work he was contributing to because it was “too alarmist”. Tol said in his letter: ‘The Himalayan glacier melt (by 2035) really was the least of the errors’ , ‘The IPCC does not guard itself against selection bias and group think’ – ‘Alarmism feeds polarization. Climate zealots want to burn heretics of global...
  • Why the Left Will Never Abandon ‘Global Warming’

    04/24/2014 11:17:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 4/24/2014 | Jack Kerwick
    It won’t surprise readers of this column to learn that the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCG) insists that unless “global warming” is addressed, the planet promises to suffer all manner of evil. Courtesy of “coastal flooding” and “storm surges,” “urban populations” especially are susceptible to “the risk of death, injury, and disrupted livelihoods [.]” To a far greater extent than any other issue, that of Global Warming reveals what makes the leftist mind tick.
  • Sierra Club top officials promote fuel efficiency, but drive gas-guzzling Jaguars

    04/23/2014 6:39:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/22/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Members of the Sierra Club’s board of directors are driving around in gas-guzzling vehicles, despite the group’s support for the Obama administration’s increased fuel efficiency standards. The Sierra Club strongly supported the Obama administration’s increase in minimum fuel economy standards to 54.4 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025, but it seems the Club’s top officials don’t practice what they preach. The Sierra Club’s 15-member board of directors own a combined 32 vehicles, less than one-fifth of which are hybrids or electric vehicles. Seven of the 32 vehicles are sports utility vehicles while only six are hybrids and electric cars, according...
  • Tragic Earth Day news for green propagandists: Americans believe in God than man-made global warming

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