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  • Portland eco-terrorists arrested as Fennica heads out to sea

    07/31/2015 8:19:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    After nearly two days of hanging from the bridge, the dangling protesters were lowered one by one into the river. The protesters said they were cited with criminal trespassing and interfering with a peace officer. The moment that three protesters were removed, the Fennica began heading towards the St. Johns Bridge. “Kayaktivists” in the Willamette tried to move in front of the boat’s path but crews pushed them away and the ship passed under the bridge just before 6 p.m. PT. It was expected to reach Astoria by 11:50 p.m… Members of Portland Fire’s high-angle rescue team lowered down from...
  • Job Losses from Coal Closures Dwarf Gains from Wind Industry

    07/31/2015 7:54:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | unknown
    The EPA’s regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants highlights the job-killing transition proposed by the administration. This carbon agenda, which the administration’s public relations team calls the “Clean Power Plan”, threatens to tear down the existing electricity generation infrastructure in the name of carbon dioxide emissions. This carbon agenda will magnify the market-distorting subsidies from the PTC—contributing to an estimated peak of one million job losses—will drain hundreds of billions of dollars from American families through increased energy bills, and will threaten the electric grid by rapidly switching from reliable to intermittent sources of electricity. Further, electricity from...
  • Global Warming Is So Powerful That It Showed The Resilience Of Sea Ice

    07/29/2015 8:18:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Matt Vespa
    So, sea ice is more “resilient” that scientists originally assumed, according to the Wall Street Journal. In fact, a “single cool summer” actually stopped the ice cap around the North Pole from melting: Using new satellite data, researchers at University College London reported in Nature Geoscience on Monday that the total volume of sea ice in the Northern Hemisphere was well above average in the autumn of 2013, traditionally the end of the annual melt season, after an unusually cool summer when temperatures dropped to levels not seen since the 1990s. “We now know it can recover by a significant...
  • De Blasio Flies to Vatican to Deliver Environmentalism Speech

    07/22/2015 9:32:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | William Bigelow
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, late as usual, arrived in Rome Tuesday morning to pontificate at the Vatican about the dangers of climate change. Delayed by fog that forced his plane to land in Milan, de Blasio arrived 80 minutes after his allotted time to speak at the gathering of mayors invited by the Vatican. Once he was given time to speak, though, he waxed eloquent about “powerful corporate interests,” adding, “Is it not the definition of insanity to propagate corporate policies and consumer habits that hasten the destruction of the earth?”
  • Aussie PM Tony Abbott Cancels All Government Wind Farm Subsidies

    07/12/2015 8:57:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/12/2015 | Simon Kent
    Australia has slammed the door shut on any new government-funded investment in renewable energy schemes as Prime Minister Tony Abbott extends his “war on wind power”. In doing so Mr Abbott has sent a clear message to the mendicant green renewable energy sector that there will be no more cheap state-supplied financing for its projects.
  • Green Billionaire Tom Steyer, Squeezing Climate Panic for Profit

    07/11/2015 7:37:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/10/2015 | Alatheia Larsen
    Tom Steyer’s concern for the environment and almost religious devotion to promoting green energy appear to be targeting another kind of green. Steyer, criticized for the hypocrisy of having built some of his fortune on coal, is now connected to green energy companies that might benefit from his climate change activism. Recently published tax documents for solar firm Kilowatt Financial, LLC, listed Steyer as a “manager” and a “managing member,” according the Washington Free Beacon. As manager, Steyer is “chosen by the members to manage the LLC and is similar to a director of a corporation.” Kilowatt Financial offers solar...
  • Walker, Jindal poised to stonewall EPA on new climate regulations

    07/07/2015 9:14:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/7/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As President Obama prepares to complete sweeping regulations aimed at tackling climate change, at least five Republican governors, including two presidential hopefuls, say they may refuse to carry out the rules in their states. The resistance threatens to ignite a fierce clash between federal and state authorities, miring the climate rules in red tape for years. The fight could also undermine Mr. Obama’s efforts to urge other nations to enact similar plans this year as part of a major United Nations climate change accord. Republican strategists say that rejection of Mr. Obama’s climate policy at the state level could emerge...
  • Jeb Bush: I ‘Embrace’ Carbon Reduction

    06/22/2015 7:43:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 6/21/2015 | Pam Key
    The Undercurrent posted a clip of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush taking question while walking through the hall at the Road to Majority Conference sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition in which he said he “embraces” the current “reduction of carbon emissions.” When asked about his climate change position Jeb said, “I continue to embrace the reduction of carbon emissions that have taken place.”
  • Windmills and solar plants kill hundreds of times more birds than oil spills

    06/18/2015 6:27:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/18/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Along with polar bears in ice floes drifting out to sea, a favorite image of the greenies is oil-soaked birds, flung before us every time there is an oil spill, even one so minor that the media expresses it in gallons, not barrels of oil, in order to make it seem large scale. The recent pipeline spill at Refugio State beach in California sounded much worse as 100,000 gallons than 2380 barrels. And pictures of oil soaked birds were ubiquitous.
  • In 2008, ABC News 'reported' that by today, 'global warming' meant NYC would be flooded

    06/13/2015 7:40:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/13/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Only seven years ago, a disgraceful fear-mongering ABC News Good Morning America broadcast that “reported” doom would be upon us by today. Scott Whitlock of Newsbusters reported at the time the outlandish attempt to panic Americans into supporting drastic centralized economic control and higher taxes. Whitlock takes a well-deserved bow, in a flashback on Newsbusters:
  • EPA Launches New Environmental Justice Screening Tool

    06/10/2015 9:22:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/10/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The Environmental Protection Agency launched a new online tool today that can show you if environmental justice in your neighborhood is out of whack. It’s called EJSCREEN, “an environmental justice screening and mapping tool that uses high resolution maps combined with demographic and environmental data to identify places with potentially elevated environmental burdens and vulnerable populations,” according to the agency. “EJSCREEN’s simple to understand color-coded maps, bar charts, and reports enable users to better understand areas in need of increased environmental protection, health care access, housing, infrastructure improvement, community revitalization, and climate resilience.”
  • Here’s Why Global Warming Alarmists Don’t Talk About Greenland

    06/06/2015 8:06:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/5/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Climate scientists, environmentalists and politicians worried about man-made global warming sounded the alarm this year when Arctic sea ice levels hit their lowest extent on record for March. Some even warned this could signal an ice-free north pole this summer, or in the near future. But alarmists have been neglecting an inconvenient fact about the polar region: Greenland is seeing healthy levels of ice and record cold temperatures over parts of the polar island.
  • New government study purports to show no hiatus in global warming

    06/05/2015 9:30:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/5/2015 | Rick Moran
    When adjustments are made to compensate for recently discovered problems in the way global temperatures were measured, the slowdown largely disappears, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared in a scientific paper published Thursday. And when the particularly warm temperatures of 2013 and 2014 are averaged in, the slowdown goes away entirely, the agency said.
  • ABC, NBC Continue to Skip EPA Report Finding Fracking Doesn’t Harm Drinking Water

    06/05/2015 8:57:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/5/2015 | Curtis Houck |
    ABC and NBC sustained their refusal on Friday morning to cover a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that found oil and natural gas fracking does not cause harm to the country’s drinking water. After all three networks omitted any mention of the study on their Thursday evening newscasts, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today continued that pattern while CBS This Morning broke through and provided a new brief on the topic.
  • Unhinged EPA About to Make Air Travel More Expensive

    06/03/2015 10:42:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/2/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    The Obama administration is set to announce that it will require new rules to cut emissions from airplanes, expanding a quest to tackle climate change that has included a string of significant regulations on cars, trucks and power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to report as early as Friday its conclusion that greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes endanger human health because they significantly contribute to global warming, although people familiar with the agency’s plans said the announcement could slip into next week. That announcement, known in legal parlance as an endangerment finding, will prompt a requirement under the...
  • Drat…Now We Have to Ban Cows Too!

    06/03/2015 10:27:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/3/2015 | Jim ONeil
    I am all for clean air and a clean environment, but don't p--s on my leg and tell me it's raining, and don't expect me to buy into the Global Warming scam
  • Environonsense—eco-faithful rant; DOD enforces EPA swiping water rights

    06/02/2015 7:51:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/2/2015 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Begin with brainwashed college students absurdly demanding their institution of ‘higher learning’, Western Washington University, rescind the masters degree awarded a state senator for admitting being a “climate agnostic.” Sen. Doug Ericksen, who holds a degree in political science and environmental policy, seems to have used the term to illustrate how man-made climate change has become a religion rather than science-based theory. Evidently, that, along with his removing verbiage from legislation referring to climate change as being a threat to the state, was enough to invoke the ire of the eco-faithful to ply WWU to revoke his degree. Thankfully, the...
  • Education System now Graduating Al Gores from public schools

    05/31/2015 7:41:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 5/31/2015 | Judi MacLeod
    Teaching school age children how to be politically correct far exceeds educating them. In education, indoctrination has become a lucrative cottage industry, because it can count of the support of generous government grants. Rather than school kids wanting to talk about the family’s next planned trip to Disneyland, they will be probing the size of their parents’ carbon footprint, per the instructions of their classroom teacher—and coming up with creative ways to shrink it.
  • EPA fighting global warming by reducing food supply

    05/30/2015 8:19:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/30/2015 | Newsmachete
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released a much-delayed proposal for the amount of biofuel that must be blended into conventional vehicle fuel. The proposal, which would become final by the end of November, would set levels for last year at what producers actually made but increase the total volume of renewable fuel required by 1.5 billion gallons, roughly 9 percent, by the end of 2016. That would bring the volume to 17.4 billion gallons[.]
  • Did EPA Collude With Eco-Activists To Push A Federal Water Takeover?

    05/27/2015 9:23:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/27/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    The EPA is on the verge of finalizing a new “Waters of the United States” regulation that would greatly expand the agency’s control over U.S. waters, and may even give the EPA the power to regulate ponds, ditches and puddles. Republican lawmakers, however, are pushing back against the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, warning the agency may have inappropriately lobbied and worked with environmental campaign activists to inflate the support behind the agency’s water takeover. “Given the magnitude and controversy surrounding the EPA’s rulemaking agenda, it is very troubling that EPA has engaged in a propaganda campaign to...
  • George Clooney’s Global Warming Shaming

    05/24/2015 8:10:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 5/24/2015 | Kevin Fallon
    George Clooney’s new summer blockbuster shames us for our roles in global warming and a potpourri of other earthly calamities.
  • Cannes closer is call to arms on climate change

    05/24/2015 8:02:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    expatica.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | unknown
    The Cannes Film Festival's closing film on Saturday was a call to arms to tackle climate change featuring the scientific pioneer who spent decades in Antarctica proving the existence of global warming. "I used to be pessimistic, but I think people are changing," said Claude Lorius, the 91-year-old French scientist whose groundbreaking research on ice cores proved the link between greenhouse gases and global temperatures. His story is told in the documentary "Ice and the Sky", featuring footage from his earliest missions in the 1950s through to the present day.
  • Last Call—for Ice Cubes?

    05/20/2015 6:20:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 5/20/2015 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    Better hurry up and fetch your ice cubes! The Antarctic is claimed to be melting at an unprecedented rate. NASA wants you believe that “Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Will Be Gone Within Years.” More specifically, a team led by Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has found that the ice is melting so fast that the shelf will be gone before 2020. Presumably, that’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s all Hullabaloo. Neither the Arctic nor the Antarctic sea-ice is melting at any rate out of the norm. In fact, the opposite is true. As of...
  • Governor Brown Signs Multinational Climate Change Pact

    05/20/2015 6:16:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/20/2015 | Michelle Moons
    On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed onto a pact between 12 regions in seven countries, including four U.S. states, binding each to reduce greenhouse gas emissions drastically. The goal of the cuts is to keep the rise in global average surface temperatures below 2º Celsius
  • Schools now tasked with creating 'green' citizens

    05/17/2015 6:27:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/17/2015 | unknown
    Common Core is not a benign set of federals standards meant to make your children smarter, warns an educator who says it looks more like an indoctrination program to push students toward “green” jobs for a “green economy.” Alex Newman, coauthor of “Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children,” pointed to speeches by Education Secretary Arne Duncan. “He gave one to UNESCO in 2012, for example, and he bragged that he was using these standards and our government schools to create green citizens to take their place in the green world order with...
  • CLIMATE: There's no denying this label packs a political punch

    05/16/2015 8:18:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    eenews.net ^ | 5/15/2015 | Jean Chemnick
    The word "denial" -- meaning refusal or withholding -- entered the English language from Old French hundreds of years ago, but it gained linguistic muscle with A.A. Brill's translation of the Austrian father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, in the early 20th century. Denial, or Verneinung in Freud's German, came to mean refusing to acknowledge a painful or uncomfortable truth, despite overwhelming evidence. In politics, there was "Holocaust denial," "moon-landing denial" and "evolution denial" -- all flowing from Freud, with its implications not only of untruth but of mental illness.
  • Hump day hilarity: WUWT’s new policy on hate mail – your hate mail will be published

    05/15/2015 10:11:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 5/13/2015 | Anthony Watts
    There comes a time when you just have to decide not take the abuse silently anymore, but instead, to laugh at it. As many of you know, this is the world’s most read website about climate – by both sides. As a result, my email is like a firehose. I get a lot of legitimate email, but I also get a lot of abuse from people that think I’m not allowed to have a different opinion on all things climate; some people think I shouldn’t even be allowed to have a website or a voice. You know who you are,...
  • Climate Hypocrites and the Media That Love Them

    05/05/2015 7:27:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/5/2015 | Mike Ciandella
    Journalists help promote Hollywood celebrities while condemning average Americans for causing climate change. The same media go out of their way to ignore or excuse the hypocrisy of celebrity “environmentalists” who fly their private jets around the world, rent mega-yachts and live in massive mansions. Avatar Director James Cameron warned of a future “world that’s in shambles” because of climate change, and said he believes “in ecoterrorism” yet, he owns an impressive private collection of motorcycles, cars, dirt bikes, a yacht, a helicopter, a Humvee fire truck and a $32-million submarine. ABC and CBS even praised Cameron for his submarine...
  • Saul Alinsky, Climate Scientist

    05/04/2015 6:34:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/4/2015 | Anthony J. Sadar and JoAnn Truchan
    To Alinsky, the world and its history were all about revolution. Saul Alinsky radicals who are all about revolutionary change ("we are the ones we've been waiting for" kind of change) have now seized control of an issue that can more quickly bring about that change – "climate disruption," as expressed in community-organizer lingo. If Alinsky were alive today, he would likely fit right in with the current activist climate scientists. Alinsky would probably see that the challenge is to convince enough of the "Have-Nots" that their privation stems not just from racism, sexism, classism, and all the other social...
  • Three Simple Facts that Scuttle the Global Warming Paradigm

    05/03/2015 8:34:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/3/2015 | David Solway
    The putative climate “debate” that has been raging for the last thirty years or so has now reached the point of duncical irrationality. (I put “debate” in scare quotes since what we are observing is not so much a debate as an ideological crusade that brooks no resistance; in effect, a political jihad against those who oppose the Warmist orthodoxy.) The upcoming Paris COP (climate treaty conference) slated for December of this year, which Obama is expected to ratify, renders the situation increasingly urgent. The world’s leading politicians, abetted by the dubious claims of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
  • Green energy policy? Nothing that works

    04/30/2015 7:34:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | Viv Forbes
    Modern industrial society commenced with the use of coal and oil to power factories, trains, ships, and agriculture and to generate electricity. With abundant energy, prosperity increased, and people could save enough to support leisure, education, culture, and environmental concerns.

 But the dark greens have a dream to dismantle all this, and return society to the hunter/gatherer era.

 In an unguarded moment, Maurice Strong, a leader of the international green movement, said:

 Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?
  • ‘Buy Locally': Horse And Buggy Advice From The Green Movement

    04/22/2015 8:50:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/21/2015 | Steve Goreham
    Earlier this month I attended climate change lectures at the University of Chicago and Wheaton College. Local sourcing was touted as a solution to environmental ills. At Wheaton, a visiting professor from Scotland proposed that global warming could be stopped if people sourced food, energy, and other life essentials locally. He failed to offer advice on the sustainability of airplane flights from Scotland to Chicago.
  • Earth Day 2015: Thought for the Day(Harpy erf day everybody! Let's light some tires)

    04/22/2015 8:17:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/22/2015 | Anthony J. Sadar
    All the talk about saving the Earth should have been focused on action to lift a billion people out of poverty. But, as the saying goes, talk is cheap. And caring for the planet’s poor is expensive, and hard, especially in terms of getting the world’s ruling class to even budge on their arrogant leftist ideology that aids in the impoverishment of the masses.
  • The Environmental Insane Asylum

    04/21/2015 8:45:10 AM PDT · by rktman
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/21/2015 | Alan Caruba
    arth Day was declared in 1970 and for the past 45 years we have all been living in the Environmental Insane Asylum, being told over and over again to believe things that are the equivalent of Green hallucinations. Now the entire month of April has been declared Earth Month, but in truth not a day goes by when we are not assailed with the bold-faced lies that comprise environmentalism. Around the globe, the worst part of this is that we are being victimized by people we are told to respect from the President of the United States to the Pope...
  • 'Newscaster' Soledad O'Brien Shushed Crowd at Lefty Earth Day Concert. (ME,ME,ME!)

    04/21/2015 8:02:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 4/20/2015 | Tim Graham
    Washington Post music critic Chris Richards wrote up Saturday’s Earth Day festivities on the national Mall on the front of Monday’s Style section. The headline was “At Earth Day rally, it was the message that needed saving.” Richards liked the music, but didn’t like the talking. For example: “The event’s hosts, newscaster Soledad O’Brien and Black Eyed Peas bandleader Will.I.Am, appeared to have a rough time of it. O’Brien, either frustrated by glitchy teleprompters or perhaps not clear on how a concert works, actually shushed the crowd at one point.”
  • UN Chief Wants Action on $100 Billion Climate Fund

    04/20/2015 7:24:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/20/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    More than five years after President Obama and other leaders agreed on a 2020 goal of raising $100 billion each year from public and private sources to help developing countries deal with climate change, the United Nations wants to see action. Ahead of Earth Day on Wednesday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pointing to a meeting next month in New York where he says he will be looking for clear indications from governments and investors as to how the ambitious goal will be reached.
  • Will there be a National Conversation after environmentalist shoots energy worker?

    04/18/2015 8:53:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | Noah Rothman
    A disturbing story flagged by The Washington Free Beacon’s Lachlan Markay out of West Virginia indicates that a man, enraged by the drilling taking place in his state, shot an employee of an energy exploitation company on Monday.
  • Preventing a Coming Ice Age(celebrate erf day 4/22/2015!!)

    04/18/2015 7:59:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | Fred Singer
    Geo-engineering has become a buzzword again, thanks to a recent two-volume report of the US National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council [NAS-NRC 2015; http://bit.ly/EOSNRC]. Driven by exaggerated concerns about greenhouse (GH) warming catastrophes, the reports pursued mainly two project ideas:
  • Environmentalism’s Opposition To Human Flourishing

    04/17/2015 11:42:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Doug Reich
    A worldwide switch to a “more European” work schedule, which includes working fewer hours and more vacation time, could prevent as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to the analysis, which used a 2012 study that found shorter work hours could be associated with lower carbon emissions.
  • The Climate Change War Heats Up

    04/15/2015 7:22:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Alan Caruba
    There is so much at stake for the charlatans that have foisted the failed “global warming” hoax, followed by the equally dubious claims and predictions regarding “climate change”, that it should come as no surprise that they have begun to wage a propaganda war on the courageous scientists who led the struggle to educate the public about the truth and the organizations who supported their efforts. Along the way, many groups and publications claiming scientific credentials abandoned those standards to pump out global warming and climate change propaganda. Scientists discovered they could secure grant money for “research” so long as...
  • I challenge climate fascists with $500,000 bet

    04/13/2015 6:07:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Lord Monckton
    The climate scare parroted by bed-wetting eco-freako useful idiots worldwide began when the pseudo-scientific profiteers of doom on U.N.’s fraudulent and corrupt climate panel, the IPCC (known universally in diplomatic circles as IPeCaC after the well-known emetic) predicted with “substantial confidence” 25 years ago that its useless but gratifyingly expensive climate models had captured the essential features of the climate.
  • Obama Keeps Telling Renewable Energy Lies

    04/09/2015 9:11:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/9/2015 | Alan Caruba
    Imagine you wanted to get in your electric car and drive a considerable distance. It wouldn’t take long for your car to run out of power, so you would have to have another car, one using gasoline, to drive behind you to make sure you reached your destination. That’s a description of “renewable energy”, wind and solar, in America today because they both require backup from traditional energy sources such as coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. And “renewable energy” based on “free” sun and wind power costs more to produce and purchase. Need it be said that the sun...
  • Denying 'climate change'

    04/09/2015 8:39:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/9/2015 | Richard Butrick
    Here is Dana Milbank of WaPo celebrating the “retreat” of climate change deniers: “There is no denying it: Climate-change deniers are in retreat.” He concludes his op-ed by noting “that corporations are becoming reluctant to bankroll crazy theories,” and “the surrender of climate-change deniers will follow.” For Milbank, this marks the historic turning point marking the collapse of flat-Earth science “crazies.”
  • Obama Presents Climate Change As Health Hazard

    04/07/2015 6:59:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/7/2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN,
    President Barack Obama will ask Americans to think of climate change as a threat not just to the environment, but also to their health. Obama on Tuesday was to announce a series of steps that private entities like Google and Microsoft are taking to better prepare the nation's health systems for the inevitable effects of a warmer, more erratic climate. He was to be joined at Howard University Medical School by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy.
  • Steyer Vows to Spend Big in 2016, Media Suddenly Not Concerned About ‘Money in Politics"

    04/07/2015 6:52:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Environmental activist and billionaire Tom Steyer served notice on Monday that he will use his wealth to try to bring climate change into the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, vowing to target Republican hopefuls who deny the connection between burning fossil fuels and rising global temperatures. Steyer’s NextGen Climate political action committee launched what it calls the Hot Seat campaign aimed at calling out Republican candidates for taking money from the billionaire Koch brothers. The group will target Senator Rand Paul, who is expected to launch his presidential campaign on Tuesday.
  • Top Five Enviromentalist Myths About Fracking

    04/07/2015 6:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    The potential loss of the EPA in their anti-fracking campaign probably has environmentalists scrambling to rehash their stance on the well-stimulation process. Too bad for them they’ve already made some pretty ridiculous claims about fracking. The Daily Caller News Foundation has taken the liberty of listing the top five most ridiculous anti-fracking claims here:
  • California governor on drought: Climate change not a hoax 'We're dealing with it, and it's damn srs

    04/06/2015 8:08:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 4/5/2015 | Joseph Neese
    ABC anchor Martha Raddatz pressured Brown on criticisms that the new requirements he placed on California’s agricultural industry, which uses a reported 80% of the state’s water, were soft. To put this into perspective, Raddatz reported that more water is being used for almond production than by the combined businesses and homes of Los Angeles and San Francisco. “They’re not watering their lawn or taking long showers,” Brown said in response. “They’re providing most of the fruits and vegetables of America to a significant part of the world.”
  • Earth Day - April 22, 2015

    04/03/2015 6:05:54 PM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    earthday.org ^ | 4/3/2015 | Unknown
    Earth Day’s 45th anniversary could be the most exciting year in environmental history. The year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands. It’s our turn to lead. So our world leaders can follow by example.
  • Antarctica may have set its highest temperature ever recorded Tuesday (we all gonna die!!)

    03/31/2015 6:57:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | Jason Samenow
    Need another indicator of climate warming in Antarctica? The trio of weather bloggers at Weather Underground report the temperature there likely hit a record-breaking 63.5F (17.5C) Tuesday. The balmy reading was logged at Argentina’s Esperanza Base, which lies on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Electric Cars Leave Behind A Cloud Of Carbon Dioxide

    03/26/2015 7:39:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    investors.com ^ | 3/25/2015 | KERRY JACKSON
    Another name for electric cars is "coal-powered cars." That doesn't sit well with those who want to demonstrate their green bona fides by driving a plug-in vehicle. But it is in many cases accurate. Anyone who begs to differ can take up the argument with Chris Kennedy, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Toronto. He told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that, depending on the province, an electric car can produce more carbon dioxide than a gasoline-powered car.