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  • Trump sends shivers down spines of nations trying to solidify global warming pact

    05/26/2016 6:02:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    japantimes.co.jp ^ | 5/26/2016 | unknown
    The talks in Germany to flesh out December’s historic global climate deal are probably not at the top of Donald Trump’s agenda this week. But the diplomats from 196 nations huddled in Bonn are keenly aware of the fact that the “The Donald” is now within spitting distance of the White House — and it is making a lot of them nervous. It is not hard to see why. The last Republican standing in the U.S. presidential race has described climate change as a hoax perpetrated by China to gain competitive advantage in manufacturing over the US, an eccentric theory...
  • EPA is reminded that Power Plan enforcement violates SCOTUS order

    05/25/2016 8:01:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in January, 26 states asked the Supreme Court to put a halt to the EPA’s new “Clean Power” Plan based on the extraordinary cost it imposed on states, stress to the power grid and a variety of other factors. The Court agreed to that request, instructing the involved parties to put on the brakes until ongoing litigation made its way through the court system. Unfortunately, EPA chief Gina McCarthy never seemed to get the memo and the agency has continued work on the program, drafting plans to reward states which exceed the mandated targets in carbon emissions and punishing...
  • When A Third Becomes 97 Percent: A Con That Changed the Western World(RUH ROH!)

    05/21/2016 6:39:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Steven Capozzola
    But the “97 percent of scientists believe in global warming” mantra became gospel on May 16, 2013, when President Obama tweeted “Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made, and dangerous.” What the president was referring to was a 2013 paper by the University of Queensland’s John Cook. In his research, Cook studied 11,994 papers published between 1991 and 2011 that mentioned the search words “global warming” and “global climate change.” Guess what Cook actually found? Only 32.6 percent of the papers endorsed the view of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming. But of that group, 97 percent said that...
  • ‘Fundamentally unstable’: Scientists confirm their fears about East Antarctica’s biggest glacier

    05/19/2016 9:00:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/18/2016 | Chris Mooney
    In the new research, researchers took aircraft-based measurements across the vastness of Totten Glacier, and the extremely deep and thick ice canyons behind it — which scientists call “subglacial basins” — in order to understand a critical yet invisible feature: precisely what the layers of rock beneath the ice are really like. This, in turn, provides a clue to the behavior of this region in past warm eras. When marine-based glaciers move back and forth across a seascape repeatedly, they grind against the seafloor and dig up piles of looser sediment, such as sandstone, depositing them in a new location....
  • 3 Reasons EPA Sided With Environmentalists Over Science On Methane

    05/18/2016 8:21:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    science20.com ^ | 5/12/2016 | Hank Campbell
    The Obama administration released new limits on methane emissions from oil and gas wells that are even tougher than the industry expected - $530 million more per year than the already high costs. 25 percent more. The government, meanwhile, claims their new regulations will make money because this will stop storms, floods and other consequences of climate change. Yes, a government regulation on methane will change the weather. It is going to stink for poor people. Consumers always pay the costs for government ideology, because virtual money never seems to match the claims of politicians, as seen recently with the...
  • The Greens and Nature Worship

    05/16/2016 7:15:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/16/2016 | Norman Rogers
    If people want to worship nature, that is their right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. But it is illegitimate to disguise nature worship as science. The informational media are scientifically illiterate and easily victimized by junk science. The media should adopt a more skeptical attitude toward crackpot science and hire a few scientifically literate analysts. The media should aim to provide vetted information and filter out or expose crackpot ideas.
  • For $60k A Year, Your Kids Can Attend This College’s Free Global Warming Ballet

    05/04/2016 9:48:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Andrew Follett
    The University of Virginia (UVA) will host a bizarre ballet Wednesday evening to raise awareness about global warming, according to an advertisement for the performance obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The ballet is called ICE CYCLES, and plans on “expressing the fragility and dynamism of the Arctic icescape” by featuring special snow and ice based music and choreography. The ballet “transports the dynamism and fragility of sea ice to the stage as a multimedia artwork for dance, music, costume, video and light,” according to its description on UVA’s website.
  • Trump-ing Hillary on EPA and Global Warming

    05/04/2016 8:21:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Steve Milloy
    If he lives up to his campaign rhetoric, a President Donald Trump would be a nightmare for the Environmental Protection Agency, radical environmentalism and the mandate- and subsidy-dependent “green” energy racket. I have paid close attention this campaign season to what every candidate has said about environmental issues. Almost all 17 of the Republican candidates strongly opposed Obama’s war on coal, the job-killing EPA, and global warming hysteria. But Trump has exhibited something else — unusually keen insight into and visceral dislike for green extremism, especially as inflicted upon us by the Obama administration.
  • Senate Democrats push climate change bond bill

    04/29/2016 7:13:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | Devin Henry
    The bill is unlikely to find much support in the GOP-controlled Senate. But Boxer, who is retiring from Congress, said she wants to put this in motion now, and Durbin volunteered to take up the mantel when Boxer is gone. “I hope, if we can’t pass this this year, I can take up the flag and carry it in her name in years to come so when we talk about finally passing this, it will be known as Barbara Boxer’s legacy,” he said.
  • 'Climate Hustle' will rock alarmists to their core(NOT!)

    04/28/2016 8:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | George Escobar
    Have you ever been deceived by a “confidence” artist, plying their trade? No? Think again. We’ve all been victimized, whether we know it or not. It’s called the “Climate Hustle” and scientists, politicians, educators, entertainers, business people, and even the president are willing perpetrators in the greatest con job in our lifetime. On Monday, May 2, 2016, during a one-night nationwide theatrical engagement, see for yourself the unmasking of this fraud in a powerful documentary, “Climate Hustle” that demolishes the climate change agenda. This could be the most important movie of the year. Here’s why: President Obama claimed at the...
  • The new climate spin: trying to reach conservatives by making fighting climate change ‘patriotic’

    04/26/2016 12:41:20 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Conservatives’ attitudes toward climate change and other environmental concerns shift when the issues are reframed in terms more closely aligned with their values, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. Researchers found that people who identified as conservative were more likely to support “pro-environmental” ideals when the issues were framed as matters of obeying authority, defending the purity of nature and demonstrating patriotism. The study underscores the ways in which discussions of important topics are informed by a person’s moral and ideological perspective, said the study’s lead author, Christopher Wolsko, an assistant professor of psychology at OSU-Cascades. “We think...
  • Gallup: Americans Who Identify as 'Environmentalists' Down 36 Points Since 1991(RuhRoh!)

    04/26/2016 9:43:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | unknown
    A Gallup poll [1]released on Friday shows that the number of Americans who identify as environmentalists has dropped 36 points, from 78 percent in 1991 to 42 percent in 2016. There has also been a decline in Americans expressing concern about environmental problems, such as pollution. The Earth Day poll [1] is conducted annually by Gallup. The polling firm cites the politicization of environmental issues as one possible reason for the decline, highlighting the growing partisan gap in those who identify as environmentalists. A large percentage of Americans (Republicans and Democrats) – 78 percent – considered themselves environmentalists in 1991....
  • Bill Nye: The Tyrant Guy

    04/25/2016 7:44:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | Dr Michael Hurd
    Bill Nye, former host of the PBS children’s series “The Science Guy,” in a recent interview and YouTube video. Global warming skeptics should be jailed by the federal government because “this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” science activist Bill Nye said in a video published Wednesday on YouTube. “Was it appropriate to jail the guys from Enron?” Nye, former host of the PBS children’s series “The Science Guy,” asked an interviewer from the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, The Daily Caller reports. Nye’s comments will be featured in an upcoming...
  • 'Earth Now' (moronialls unite to fight)

    04/20/2016 10:01:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    coachellafm.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | unknown
    'Earth NOW' is a four part series about the Energy Revolution, climate change, ecosystems, species, water and sustainability that prompts the public, cities, states and countries to act faster on protecting the planet. KCOD CoachellaFM worked in collaboration with The Desert Sun and One Nation (organized by The USA Today Network & The Desert Sun) to develop the podcast leading up to the One Nation climate change event being held at Sunnylands in The Coachella Valley on April 20th, 2016. One Nation is hosting 10 events across the country that each focus on an important issue in the 2016 election.
  • Where are America’s Drowned Cities?(Erf day alert!!)

    04/20/2016 7:36:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | Robert Zubrin
    ......global warming has been going on for four hundred years. We can know this with certainty, not from the doubtful claims of researchers who assert that they can measure average global temperatures to within a tenth of a degree, but from readily available historical accounts. Civil War buffs are familiar with the massive snowball fights engaged in by Confederate armies stationed as far south as Georgia, and everyone who has read Dickens encounters tales describing much more severe winter weather in mid 19th-century London than anything we see today. If we read back further in time, we hear of a...
  • Revealed! Feds' demands to manipulate global-warming data

    04/17/2016 6:42:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/17/2016 | unknown
    It’s something climate skeptics have long suspected: Government involvement in science has skewed data to reflect the government’s agenda. “Many have suspected that U.S. political intervention in climate science has corrupted the outcome,” notes Ron Arnold in an essay posted on CFact.org. “The new emergence of an old 1995 document from the U.S. State Department to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms those suspicions, or at least gives the allegation credence enough to ask questions.” Though a FOIA request for the 1995 document came up empty (“No such correspondence in our files”), the pdf is available online....
  • Coalition of climate hysterics meet to take down ExxonMobile by 'creating' scandals

    04/15/2016 8:03:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/15/2016 | Rick Moran
    The Washington Free Beacon has obtained the agenda from a January 9 meeting of prominent climate change groups and the Rockefeller Foundation, whose purpose was to discuss ways to destroy ExxonMobil through legal action, divestment efforts, and political pressure.
  • Gore's RICO-style Prosecution of Global Warming Skeptics

    04/15/2016 7:54:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/15/2016 | Russell Cook
    Al Gore is back in the news, prominently seen in a March 29 press conference led by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, where Schneiderman and his fellow AGs announced the latest effort to use racketeering laws to prosecute ‘climate change deniers.’ Minutes after first thanking Gore for attending and noting how his 2006 movie galvanized the world’s attention about the urgency to act on climate change, Schneiderman spoke of how the group was working to find creative ways to “enforce laws being flouted by the fossil fuel industry and their allies in their short-sighted efforts to put profits...
  • World's largest private coal company declares bankruptcy

    04/13/2016 8:04:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/13/2016 | Rick Moran
    The Obama administration's war on coal claimed its most significant victim as Peabody Coal, the largest private coal company in the world, filed for bankruptcy today, citing several factors, including "ongoging regulatory challenges."
  • '1 more nail in coffin of global-warming deception'(RuhRoh, denier alert!)

    04/11/2016 7:15:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/9/2016 | Greg Corombos
    A new, exhaustive study on precipitation levels over more than 1,000 years shows the assumptions made by the United Nations and other climate-change activists are badly flawed, suggesting human activity may not be having the impact on global climate that so many insist it’s having. The report from Stockholm University in Sweden examined Northern Hemisphere rainfall statistics over a 1,200-year period. Researchers concluded that extremes between heavy rainfall totals and droughts were more severe centuries ago, before the fossil fuel-based economy ever existed. “Hopefully, this will be one more nail in the coffin of the great deception that is the...
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute subpoenaed in global warming 'fraud' investigation(Deniers)

    04/10/2016 6:54:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/9/2016 | Rick Moran
    The Competitive Enterprise Institute has been issued a subpoena by the attorney general of the VIrgin Islands to hand over all communictions between 1997 and 2007 on climate change. CEI has been a major voice in the climate change debate, debunking many of the "facts" offered by global warming hysterics.... Lawfare writ large. The problem is that while trying to quash this ridiculous subpoena, other groups and individuals will be silenced, or at least, have their First Amendment rights curtailed by this bullying. Of course, this is the purpose of the subpoena in the first place. For years, global warming...
  • Why Conservatives Will Always Lose The War On Climate Change

    04/09/2016 7:40:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | James Delingpole
    Most people don’t realize this yet, but if a Democrat gets the keys to the White House next year it’s game over for the US economy. This isn’t just for the obvious reason that liberals like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton don’t understand free markets or small government. It’s because the left has got its hands on the magic formula that enables it to do at both federal and local level all the things that lefties love to do – the meddling, the nannying, the taxing, the regulating, the confiscating, the cronyism – virtually unopposed by the people who...
  • Carbon delusions and defective models

    04/06/2016 5:56:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/6/2016 | Viv Forbes
    The relentless war on carbon is justified by the false assumption that global temperature is controlled by human production of two carbon-bearing "greenhouse gases." The scary forecasts of runaway heating are based on complicated but narrowly focused carbon-centric computerized global circulation models built for the U.N. IPCC. These models omit many significant climate factors and rely heavily on dodgy temperature records and unproven assumptions about two trace natural gases in the atmosphere. The models fail to explain Earth's long history of changing climates and ignore the powerful role of interacting cycles in the solar system, which determine how much solar...
  • Left Revives Spanish Inquisition in Effort to Silence Climate Change Adversaries

    04/05/2016 7:55:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/4/2016 | unknown
    Treating climate change as an absolute, unassailable fact, instead of what it is— an unproven, controversial scientific theory [1], a group of state attorneys general have announced that they will be targeting any companies that challenge the catastrophic climate change religion. Speaking at a press conference on March 29, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said [2] “The bottom line is simple: Climate change is real.” He went on to say that if companies are committing fraud by “lying” about the dangers of climate change, they will “pursue them to the fullest extent of the law.” The coalition [3] of...
  • The Green Witch Hunt(you WILL agree with climate change!)

    04/04/2016 7:18:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/4/2016 | Mattehw Vadum
    The litigation offensive has nothing to do with justice. It is aimed at forcing those few remaining holdouts in the business community who stubbornly cling to science to confess their thought crimes and submit to the know-nothing Left’s climate superstitions. It is part of modern-day environmentalism’s ongoing assault on knowledge, human progress, markets, and the rule of law. Repent and embrace the true green faith or else you’ll be investigated and denounced as a climate criminal, is the message of “Inspector Gotcha,” New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. “It’s too early to say what we’re going to find,” he...
  • Poll: Republicans Boost Opposition To Fracking

    04/03/2016 9:14:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/2/2016 | Matt Vespa
    In Gallup's 2016 Environment survey, conducted March 2-6, Americans have a clearer position on fracking than they did a year ago. Last year, 40% said they favored fracking and 40% were opposed, with a substantial 19% not knowing about or having no opinion on fracking. In 2016, support for fracking has slipped to 36%, while opposition has climbed to 51%.
  • West Antarctic ice sheet could collapse, causing significant sea level rise, experts warn

    03/31/2016 8:51:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 122 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | unknown
    Scientists are warning that the West Antarctic ice sheet could collapse, potentially causing sea levels to rise more than 49 feet by 2500. The study published in the journal Nature this week, cites the impact of greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. Collapsing Antarctic ice could cause sea levels to rise more than 3 feet by 2100, say co-authors Rob DeConto, a geoscientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and David Pollard, a palaeoclimatologist at Pennsylvania State University in University Park. If emissions continue unabated, the scientists warn, atmospheric warming will soon become a “dominant driver” of ice loss,...
  • Three cheers for the continuing electoral irrelevance of Green Parties throughout the West

    03/27/2016 6:11:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/27/2016 | Sierra Rayne
    In these turbulent times with a myriad of external threats against the West, there is a ray of light for hopefulness that the general population has not yet tumbled off the precipice of sanity into utter depravation -- and that is its overwhelming refusal to support those that control Green Parties at various levels of government.
  • Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy(WTH!?)

    03/18/2016 8:41:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    California regulators may force a massive solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert to shut down after years of under-producing electricity — not to mention the plant was blinding pilots flying over the area and incinerating birds. The Ivanpah solar plant could be shut down if state regulators don’t give it more time to meet electricity production promises it made as part of its power purchase agreements with utilities, according to The Wall Street Journal. Ivanpah, which got a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Obama administration, only produced a fraction of the power state regulators expected it would....
  • Energy Poverty Around the World

    03/16/2016 7:10:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 3/16/2016 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The global warming/climate change industry has been aggressively pushing renewable energy, wind, solar, and biofuels for a long time even though the economies of various industrialized countries need much more energy than what renewables generate. The green activists have been zealously lobbying Congress and the EPA to change the laws, rules, and regulations that would make it much more expensive and difficult for fossil fuel energy producers to survive while passing the higher costs onto consumers, impoverishing those customers on fixed incomes and taking away disposable income from the rest. Green energy causes electricity poverty around the world. Today the...
  • Hillary promises, ‘We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business’

    03/14/2016 7:00:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/14/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    “I’m the only candidate which [sic] has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country, because we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business, right, Tim? and we’re going to make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people,” Clinton said. “Those people labored in those mines for generations, losing their health, often losing their lives to turn on our lights and power our factories. Now we’ve got to move away from coal and all the other fossil fuels, but I...
  • Rubio Slams CNN Host Who Called Him A Global Warming Denier [VIDEO]

    03/12/2016 8:07:39 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/11/2016 | andrew follett
    CNN host Chris Cuomo’s Friday attempt to cast Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as a global warming denier didn’t go well. Rubio responded to the charges and said that reducing American carbon dioxide emissions won’t prevent global warming or slow sea level rise. Rubio argued reducing carbon dioxide emissions could do significant damage to America’s economy.
  • Checking In With the Popular Climate Models(Ruh Roh!)

    03/10/2016 9:55:02 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 3/9/2016 | Institute for Energy Research
    Climate scientists Pat Michaels and Paul “Chip” Knappenberger have a very interesting Working Paper at Cato that evaluates a suite of popular computer models of the climate. As we will see, Michaels and Knappenberger demonstrate that the observed temperature trends are much lower than the average projections of the climate models. In fact, the actual temperature record is almost at the point of “rejecting” the climate models in the statistical sense. “The Pause”: Real or Cherry-Picking? The main purpose of this post is to show a key chart from the Cato paper. But in order for the reader to understand...
  • Give It Up, Progressives: You Have Lost the Global Warming Argument

    03/02/2016 6:59:43 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/2/2016 | James Delingpole
    After my attack on activist and environmental journalist Mark Lynas, I thought I’d test the waters with Tom Chivers who is a science editor at Buzzfeed. Chivers has been a nemesis of mine since my days at the Telegraph. A likeable, good natured nemesis – but an irritant nonetheless. It's bloody annoying when you're a seasoned hack breaking stories like Climategate showing alarmists to be a bunch of lying charlatans and you’ve got some dogged progressive fresh out of 'uni' in the neighbouring pages, brandishing his science degree like it automatically trumps your Oxford arts degree, explaining patiently, goodnaturedly, passively...
  • Warren Buffett says climate change no risk to Berkshire Hathaway

    02/29/2016 7:45:35 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    ft.com ^ | 2/27/2016 | Stephen Foley
    Warren Buffett has dismissed the possibility that climate change could prove a big risk to Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance business, in a combative annual letter to shareholders. In the letter, released on Saturday, Mr Buffett took on a dissident shareholder who plans to raise global warming at Berkshire’s annual meeting next month, as well as critics of the company’s Clayton Homes mobile homes subsidiary and politicians who paint a gloomy picture of the US economy.
  • Scientists Finally Admit Climate Models Are Failing To Predict Global Warming(DOH!)

    02/26/2016 8:07:54 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/26/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A group of scientists recently put out a new study confirming the 15-year "hiatus" in global warming. That study made headlines, but what went largely unnoticed was a major admission made by the paper’s authors: the climate models were wrong. "There is this mismatch between what the climate models are producing and what the observations are showing," John Fyfe, Canadian climate modeler and lead author of the new paper, told Nature. "We can't ignore it." "Reality has deviated from our expectations - it is perfectly normal to try and understand this difference," Ed Hawkins, co-author of the study and United...
  • Seas are now rising faster than they have in 2,800 years, scientists say(DOOMAGE!)

    02/23/2016 2:55:47 PM PST · by rktman · 93 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/22/2016 | Chris Mooney
    A group of scientists says it has now reconstructed the history of the planet's sea levels arcing back over some 3,000 years - leading it to conclude that the rate of increase experienced in the 20th century was "extremely likely" to have been faster than during nearly the entire period. "We can say with 95 percent probability that the 20th-century rise was faster than any of the previous 27 centuries," said Bob Kopp, a climate scientist at Rutgers University who led the research with nine colleagues from several U.S. and global universities. Kopp said it's not that seas rose faster...
  • Paris Climate Accord: Hope, Change -- and Collapse

    02/23/2016 5:55:10 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/23/2016 | S Fred Singer
    The Paris Accord (PA) on global warming, concluded in December 2015, had been viewed as an enhancement of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol (KP). But only some weeks later, the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) effectively "killed" EPA's "Clean Power Plan (CPP)," the centerpiece of the US commitment to the PA. The CPP's carbon regulation had been challenged by 27 states and an array of utilities, coal producers and business groups. A SCOTUS' February 9 "stay" overturned a DC Court of Appeals panel's decision to allow the EPA plan to go forward. Although the appeals panel had not stayed CPP,...
  • Even Low Pesticide Levels Damage Brain: Study(More ddt BS)

    02/19/2016 12:52:14 PM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 2/19/2016 | Nick Tate
    Even low levels of certain types of chemical pesticides can cause brain damage linked to cognitive impairments, new research shows. The findings, published in the journal Environmental International, indicate individuals subjected to even low doses of organochlorine pesticides over time are more likely to be diagnosed with cognitive impairment than those who are not exposed to the chemicals. Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) - including DDT - were banned in developed countries decades ago, but still remain in the human body because they accumulate through the food chain. High levels of the chemicals still be found in a majority of the population...
  • Campaign 2016: nobody cares about climate change(DUH!)

    02/15/2016 6:16:08 PM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 2/15/2016 | Marita Noon
    Perhaps Steyer needs to realize his reality has changed. On February 11, Politico released survey results from "a bipartisan panel of respondents" who it claims are "Republican and Democratic insiders"..."activists, strategists and operatives in the four early nominating states" who answered the questions anonymously. The results? As one Republican respondent from South Carolina (SC) put it: "Climate change is simply not a front burner issue to most people." A Nevada Democrat agreed: "I don’t believe this is a critical issue for many voters when compared to the economy and national security."
  • NASA Study Concludes Global Warming Is Actually Slowing Sea Level Rise

    02/13/2016 7:05:02 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A new NASA study concludes global warming increases the amount of water stored underground which, in turn, slows the rate of sea level rise. At a time when scientists are worried about accelerating sea level rise, NASA scientist John Reager and his colleagues found an extra 3,200 gigatons of water was being stored by parched landscapes from 2002 to 2014, slowing sea level rise by 15 percent. "We always assumed that people's increased reliance on groundwater for irrigation and consumption was resulting in a net transfer of water from the land to the ocean,” Reager said, according to AFP. "What...
  • U.S. Attorneys General Say States Should Ignore Obama’s ‘Illegal’ Climate Rules

    02/11/2016 9:52:48 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 2/11/2016 | Dr. Benny Peiser
    Mr. Obama’s six years of governance-through-executive-order make his a fragile legacy. Unilateral gambits can be reversed by the next President, and the other branches of government are finally reasserting their constitutional powers. As anarchic as politics can seem these days, the American system of government is still on track—sometimes.—Editorial, The Wall Street Journal, 11 February 2016
  • Physician: Lifting DDT Ban Could Stop Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus

    02/10/2016 7:45:51 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/10/2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) asserts that a lifting of the ban on DDT could prevent the spread of the Zika virus, just as it could have wiped out malaria. Dr. Jane Orient tells Breitbart News the major public health measure required to combat the Zika virus pandemic is mosquito control and says, "DDT was the most effective public health weapon of all time." Orient continues: The ban on DDT was basically the decision of one man, William Ruckelshaus, going against a mountain of evidence on safety and enormous health benefits. It was...
  • EPA clarifies stance on road-to-racecar conversions

    02/09/2016 6:42:42 PM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    foxsports.com ^ | 2/9/2016 | Mark Glendenning
    The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a clarification in response to claims that it is proposing a ban on converting road vehicles into race cars. The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) issued a statement on Monday indicating its intention to fight an EPA proposal to change the wording to the Clean Air Act as it applies to the installation of aftermarket parts that might circumvent stock emission-control devices. But in a separate statement released to the media today, the EPA said that the proposed change is merely intended to clean up the wording of an existing law: "People may use...
  • The Goldilocks Approach to Global Warming

    02/08/2016 5:12:44 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/8/2016 | S. Fred Singer
    Maybe you've heard or read somewhere that all kinds of terrible disasters will happen if the (global mean surface) temperature rises just 2⁰C above the pre-industrial level; according to some datasets, we are already more than halfway there. Further, activists want to lower the threshold to 1.5⁰C -- thus advancing the date of the "apocalypse." Note, however, that these same activists never bother to define "mean temperature" or tell you how to measure it -- if indeed that makes sense. Temperatures vary not only geographically, mainly with latitude and altitude, but also with season, time of day, and weather conditions.
  • Poll: 91% Of Americans Aren’t Worried About Global Warming

    02/02/2016 6:40:07 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A YouGov poll of 18,000 people in 17 countries found only 9.2 percent of Americans rank global warming as their biggest concern. Only Saudi Arabians were less concerned about global warming at 5.7 percent. The biggest concern for Americans was global terrorism - 28 percent of Americans polled listed this as their top issue. Despite a big PR push by President Barack Obama to tout his administration's global warming agenda, most Americans have been unconvinced it's the country's most pressing issue. A Fox News poll from November found only 3 percent of Americans list global warming as their top concern.
  • Britain Faces Energy Crisis, Engineers Warn – Green Isn’t Working(WHAT!)

    01/26/2016 11:11:58 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 1/26/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Energy bills will soar as green policies shut coal-fired power stations and cause an "electricity supply crisis", experts say. Prices will be forced up as the UK has to import more power, according to a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers today. -Craig Woodhouse, The Sun, 26 January 2016
  • Climatologist Debunks 'Extreme Weather' Myth, Says Current Weather is 'Business as Usual'

    01/26/2016 7:47:41 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 1/25/2016 | Alatheia Larsen
    Calm down, climate alarmists; the weather events taking place are nothing new. Climatologist Patrick Michaels said that recent droughts, warmer temperatures because of El Nino, and the blizzard of 2016 were "business as usual." Michaels, a climatologist and the director of the Center for the Study of Science at The Cato Institute, wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal Jan. 24, explaining that recent droughts, blizzards, and flooding "little to do with what recent headlines have been saying about the hottest year ever." However, no one would know that from watching the broadcast news networks. Between 2013 and 2014,...
  • O’Malley: Climate Change is ‘Greatest Business Opportunity’ in 100 Years

    01/19/2016 8:21:43 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/18/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    In his opening remarks during Sunday's fourth Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, S.C, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley called climate change "the greatest business opportunity to come to the United States in a hundred years."
  • Countdown to Gorepocalypse

    01/03/2016 8:14:32 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/3/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    That's it. Three weeks from tomorrow, it is all over for us, because CO2 emission have continued to grow. Watts deploys the scientific data showing that the Gorepocalypse is not developing in surface temperatures, killer storms, and the other indicia of doom.