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  • Three Simple Facts that Scuttle the Global Warming Paradigm

    05/03/2015 8:34:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 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.
  • Gulf Stream Not Slowing Down, Not Going to Freeze us to Death, Shock

    03/25/2015 9:03:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/25/2015 | James Delingpole
    The Gulf Stream is slowing faster than at any time in the last millennium, claims a new paper published in the alarmist journal Nature Climate Change. But the paper, whose co-authors include one Michael E Mann, appears to be contradicted by real-world evidence which shows nothing of the kind. Here is what the leading expert in the field, H Thomas Rossby, a professor at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography said in 2014 about the Gulf Stream, which he has been measuring for the last 20 years. “We find absolutely no evidence that suggests that the Gulf...
  • Florida Environmental Protection Employee’s Mental Health Questioned after Mentioning Climate Change

    03/22/2015 7:20:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    allgov.com ^ | 3/22/2015 | -Steve Straehley
    The administration of Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has previously ordered its employees not to mention the term “climate change” in the course of their official duties. Now, in what appears to be a further attempt at chilling discussion of the threat to the planet, a state employee has been suspended for mentioning the forbidden phrase in meeting notes and told to get a doctor’s release before returning to work.
  • Co-Founder of Greenpeace explains why he is a climate skeptic

    03/21/2015 5:24:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/21/2015 | Rick Moran
    Got yer dose of schadenfreud for the day right here... The co-founder of the granddaddy of green groups, Greenpeace, explains in a Heartland editorial why he is a climate skeptic. Patrick Moore, who left Greenpeace in 1986 because, in his words, it "took a sharp turn to the political left" and "evolved into an organization of extremism and politically motivated agendas," pulls no punches when criticizing his former colleagues in the green movement:
  • SXSW: Gore says climate-change deniers should pay political price

    03/14/2015 9:26:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 3/13/2015 | John Carpenter
    AUSTIN, Texas — Former Vice President Al Gore on Friday called on SXSW attendees to punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should pay a price for rejecting “accepted science.” Gore said smart investors are moving away from companies tied to fossil fuels and toward companies investing in alterternative energy. "We need to put a price on carbon to accelerate these market trends,” Gore said, referring to a proposed federal cap-and-trade system that would penalize companies that exceeded their carbon-emission limits. “And in order to do that, we need to put a price on denial in politics."
  • The EPA Thinks You’re Stupid

    03/11/2015 9:25:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 3/11/2015 | Alan Caruba
    The folks at the Environmental Protection Agency, starting with a long line of its administrators that now includes Gina McCarthy, think you and the Congress of the United States are stupid. They have been telling lies for so long they can’t imagine that their chokehold on the American economy will ever end. It is, however, coming to an end and the reason is a Republican-controlled Congress responding to the countless businesses and individuals being ravaged by a ruthless bureaucracy driven by an environmental agenda determined to deprive America of the energy sources vital to our lives and the nation’s existence.
  • The ‘Crime’ of Dr. Wei-Hock(Willie) Soon

    03/11/2015 9:20:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/10/2015 | Jeffrey Foss
    Wei-Hock Soon’s “crime” is being a scientist who sincerely believes that the global warming of the 1900s was caused by a rise in solar output, whereas most scientists believe that you and I are to blame because we use fossil fuels. What is particularly appalling about his crime is that he has actually substantiated his views in scientific journals and argued for them in public. His accusers have clothed their accusations in terms of funding sources, but have no doubt: his real crime is his ongoing scientific work within a theory of global warming that blames the sun, not us,...
  • The Green Left's Fascist Roots

    03/07/2015 6:25:53 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/7/2015 | Mark Musser
    Even the father of deep ecology, Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) complained of America’s ‘Abrahamic’ use of the land in his famous book called The Sand County Almanac written in 1947. Unbeknownst to many, Nazi Germany gave Leopold an all-expense-paid trip to the fatherland in 1935 so he that could observe the new environmental direction the Third Reich was implementing. Leopold was generally impressed with what the Nazis were doing. Not only did Leopold drag home the “Never Cry Wolf” cult from Nazi Germany, he also wrote the Germans, unlike the Americans, were actually doing something about environmental problems, not just talking...
  • Dr. Wei-Hock Soon Challenges Climate Change Critics to Public Debate

    03/03/2015 8:19:21 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | William Bigelow
    Unafraid of his critics, whose baseless charges were systematically and comprehensively eviscerated by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley on Breitbart.com last week, Soon wrote, “I am willing to debate the substance of my research and competing views of climate change with anyone, anytime, anywhere. It is a shame that those who disagree with me resolutely decline all public debate and stoop instead to underhanded and unscientific ad hominem tactics.”
  • Sharon Stone sued over events in Chevron Shakedown

    02/28/2015 8:17:49 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    ....Hollywood star Sharon Stone was scheduled to make a (paid) appearance in Ecuador last year to talk about the environment and generally say how bad Chevron was, etc. She was paid a significant sum of money for this “activism” but two small problems cropped up. First, she didn’t show up to do the appearance. And second, according the hosts of the event, she kept the money anyway.
  • Anatomy of a climate witch-hunt letter from U.S. Representative Raúl M. Grijalva

    02/27/2015 10:53:16 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 2/26/2015 | Anthony Watts
    The letter below from Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona speaks to the worst sort of witch hunt tactics that we’ve seen yet. I suspect that pulling on these threads will backfire on Grijalva, as this will motivate a lot of people to join the fight against this sort of “climate McCarthyism” The letter is reproduced in full below, with the original PDF also available. It’s like he’s got Mann’s #kochmachine delusions ideas.
  • 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.