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  • Five Ways to Know if You Can Talk to Someone about Climate

    05/26/2018 10:28:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Charlie Martin
    Since we first covered the Climategate Files here at PJ Media in 2009, the controversy has continued, but with some interesting changes. For example, the term "global warming" has pretty universally been replaced with the term "climate change." The language has changed, and the facts have changed. There are lots of new facts, and a whole lot of them dispute the climate dogma. Of course, the more the climate dogma is disputed, the more the climate change cultists resist. On the other hand, we've seen a lot more people coming out as thinking maybe, just maybe, there are some points...
  • EPA’s Scott Pruitt: Cleaner Than Critics Claim

    05/21/2018 7:40:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    townnhall.com ^ | 5/21/2018 | Deroy Murdock
    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been hounded lately by allegations of rich spending and poor judgment. While he could have detonated himself during recent congressional-oversight hearings, the former Oklahoma prosecutor seems to have survived those tests. Nonetheless, EPA’s inspector general, the Government Accountability Office, and various congressional panels continue to probe Pruitt’s official conduct. While Pruitt has plenty for which to answer, on at least three key counts, he seems to be cleaner than his critics claim. Pruitt’s foes have attacked him for allocating too much on bodyguards. Senator Tom Udall (D - New Mexico) slammed Pruitt for “taking 30...
  • Schwarzenegger challenges Trump to join green energy efforts

    05/15/2018 12:12:08 PM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/15/2018 | Matt Vespa
    VIENNA (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging President Donald Trump to join in efforts to promote green energy, saying he would have "a lot of victories." The former California governor spoke Tuesday at the R20 Austrian World Summit, an offshoot of a Schwarzenegger climate change initiative. Schwarzenegger has sparred with Trump, who last year announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Schwarzenegger said: "Those of you who resist because you can't imagine success without fossil fuels: we ask you to join us. Everyone. Also you, President Trump: Join us." He added: "You said ... you want to have...
  • Weedkiller products more toxic than their active ingredient, tests show

    05/08/2018 11:10:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 5/8/2018 | Unk
    Monsanto introduced its glyphosate-based Roundup brand in 1974. But it is only now, after more than 40 years of widespread use, that the government is investigating the toxicity of “glyphosate-based herbicides” on human cells.
  • California, land of the mandatory solar panels(moron the panel issue)

    05/07/2018 10:55:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/7/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Thinking of building or purchasing a newly constructed home in California? Even assuming you can somehow afford to own one in one of the most brutal real estate markets in the country, get ready for the cost to go up further. The state government is preparing to pass a new law which will mandate that every new house, condo or other building up to three stories high must have solar panels installed and comply with a “net-zero energy” profile. (This means that they have to produce enough of their own solar power to offset all electricity off the grid and...
  • Global tourism's carbon footprint is four times bigger than thought, study says

    05/07/2018 9:22:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 5/7/2018 | Susan Scutti
    Global tourism accounts for 8% of total worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously believed, new research says. Some gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, trap heat in the atmosphere, producing a "greenhouse effect," and so make the planet warmer. The amount of greenhouse gases released by a particular activity is referred to as its "carbon footprint." The increasing carbon footprint of global tourism between 2009 and 2013 represents a 3% annual growth in emissions, according to University of Sydney researchers. Their paper was published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
  • How Weather and Climate Work(WUT?!)

    05/02/2018 8:17:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/2/2018 | Viv Forbes
    There are three big drivers of weather for any place on Earth: the latitude, the local environment, and solar system cycles. The biggest weather factor is latitude – are you in the torrid, temperate, or frigid zone? These climatic zones are defined by the intensity of heat delivered to Earth's surface by the sun.
  • Climate Change Lawsuits: Please Excuse Us For Living

    04/30/2018 2:51:11 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/30/2018 | Robert Bradley
    Around the world, billions of consumers voluntarily consume fossil fuels to live safe, comfortable, prosperous lives. Tens of thousands of entities and tens of millions of employees provide oil, natural gas, coal, and electricity to them. As such, plentiful, affordable, reliable energy is a global good with moral and enrichment implications—is, has been, will be. Strange, then, that climate-change alarmists/activists are suing the largest, most profitable energy companies by using local “nuisance” ordinances to claim damages related to global warming. In California, for example, San Francisco, Oakland and other cities have sued BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, and Royal Dutch...
  • Eco-nuts: Environmentalism can't progress until people try to reproduce with tree

    04/26/2018 1:58:32 PM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/26/2018 | Roger Taylor
    Just when you thought the radical environmental movement could not possibly get any stranger, another absurdity comes along. A few years ago, Professor Elizabeth Stephens at U.C. Santa Cruz published something she called the Ecosex Manifesto. She encouraged her art students to have sex with the Earth. This involved tree hugging and licking, writhing in the mud, and many other bizarre behaviors. Now Professor Sarah Ensor at the University of Michigan is fully embracing this and has proposed that people start erotic relations with plants. She believes that environmentalism cannot fully develop without these "relationships." These people seem to have...
  • Wind And Solar Power Are Driving Up Electricity Prices, Expert Says

    04/24/2018 9:41:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/24/2018 | Jason Hopkins
    A prominent environmental activist took the unusual road of not only blaming rising electricity costs squarely on renewable sources, but also for deriding the mainstream media for ignoring the connection. Michael Shellenberger, the president and founder of Environmental Progress, explained in a Forbes blog post Monday how the unreliability of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, is the main reason why electricity bills around the world have been getting higher. Despite renewable energy technology slowly becoming more affordable, Shellenberger notes, electricity costs are still rising because of the unpredictable nature of wind and solar. Both sources produce excess...
  • New York Climate Activists Ride Buses To An Anti-Fossil Fuel Rally(DOH!)

    04/23/2018 12:04:25 PM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/23/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental activists rode buses up to Albany from New York City to tell Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to mandate the use of 100 percent green energy and move the state away from fossil fuels … wait, what? That’s right. Activists affiliated with the group Food & Water Watch will converge on New York’s capital to “demand 100% renewable energy & a ban on fracking infrastructure,” the group tweeted. Food & Water Watch backed New York’s ban on fracking in 2014, and now wants the state to get off all “fracked” gas — that’s pretty much all their gas. Food &...
  • It’s Time to Abandon Earth Day

    04/22/2018 8:40:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/22/2018 | Edward Hudgins
    We all want to live in a world conducive to human health and safety. The good news is things have been improving for years. Starting with the big picture, some five decades ago, 45 percent of the world’s population was living in extreme poverty. Today, that number is less than 10 percent. Back then, global life expectancy was 60 years old. It is now around 72, in developed countries, it’s more than 80. Even in Africa, the most impoverished region of the world, average lifespan has climbed from 47 to 60. The annual death rate of children under five years...
  • Climate Adaptation, Reparation and Restoration(ERF day celebrations!)

    04/21/2018 6:14:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/21/2018 | Paul Driessen
    This Earth Day (April 22) we need to ask whether environmentalism has gone completely bonkers. Back in the 1970s, I skied Colorado’s cross-country and downhill slopes pretty regularly. Some years were incredible: many feet of snow as glorious to behold as to ski on. Other years, like 1977, I’d come around a bend on my XC skis, see nothing but rock in front of me, and just ditch. Who knew the industry I worked for in the later 70s was causing these climate and weather mood swings – even then, long before carbon dioxide levels hit the cataclysmic 400 ppm...
  • Environmentalist and climatologist Leonardo DiCpario sets an example

    04/18/2018 7:38:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/18/2018 | Ethel C. Fenig
    While singer, dancer and all around performer Beyonce reportedly responsibly heated up Coachella with a knockout performance this past week end, renowned climatologist, environmentologist, actor and all around Concerned Citizen, Leonardo DiCaprio wasn't as thoughtful. Leaving one of his many luxurious, energy guzzling homes, he scooted to the event on his fume spewing private plane where the 40+ star enjoyed the company of various women, all well under 30. “I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who keep telling me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis.” -Glenn Reynolds It is a mark of the moral bankruptcy...
  • What weather should we really worry about?

    03/29/2018 9:22:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/29/2018 | Viv Forbes
    Earth is a dangerous place. Of all the species that have ever lived, over 95% have already been extinguished by natural disasters. Ice, not global warming, is the big killer, and this recurring calamity often strikes quickly. Thousands of mammoths and other animals were killed by ice storms, and their snap-frozen bodies are still entombed in ice around the Arctic. Just 15,000 years ago, great ice sheets smothered the northern hemisphere as far south as Chicago, Moscow, and London, and all life had migrated toward the equator. This deadly ice had gripped Earth for about 50,000 years. Ice ages are...
  • Nature's 'alarming' decline threatens food, water, energy: U.N.

    03/23/2018 8:03:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 3/23/2018 | Alister Doyle
    Human activities are causing an alarming decline in the variety of plant and animal life on Earth and jeopardizing food, clean water and energy supplies, a U.N.-backed study of biodiversity said on Friday. Pollution, climate change and forest clearances to make way for farmland were among the worsening threats to nature, according to more than 550 experts in a set of reports approved by 129 governments after talks in Colombia. “Biodiversity, the essential variety of life-forms on earth, continues to decline in every region of the world,” the authors wrote. “This alarming trend endangers the quality of life of people...
  • UK Guardian Boosts Climate Lawsuits 'Inspired' by Tobacco, Desegregation Cases

    03/22/2018 6:47:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/21/2018 | Callista Ring
    The Guardian bolstered the proliferation of lawsuits against governments and companies over climate change by portraying them as incredibly significant. The left-wing British newspaper asked in all seriousness on March 20, “Can Climate Litigation Save the World?” In it, environment editor Damian Carrington’s word choice revealed support for these efforts. He called courts the new “front line” against climate change and cited numerous instances where “groups and individuals seek to hold governments and companies accountable for the damage they are causing.”
  • New York Times Takes 50 on $135K Trip on Private Jet to Sound Alarm on Climate Change

    03/21/2018 9:30:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 3/20/2018 | Tom Knighton
    New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wants people to know how scary climate change is, so he and about 50 bazillionaires are traveling the world in a private jet to warn people. Rather than writing about climate change from the offices of the New York Times, this week Kristof filed his story from Easter Island. Kristof discussed how the island's natives deforested the place, making it unlivable. He then used that as a parable for climate change. Prove that climate scientists know what they're talking about first. Then prove that changes in behavior could have a measurable effect on the...
  • Climate Exit

    03/21/2018 7:31:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/21/2018 | John Stossel
    President Trump's pick to be the new secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is not a fan of the Paris climate agreement, the treaty that claims it will slow global warning by reducing the world's carbon dioxide emissions. Politicians from most of the world's nations signed the deal, and President Obama said "we may see this as the moment that we finally decided to save our planet." That's dubious. Trump wisely said he will pull America out of the deal. He called it a "massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries." I'll bet Al Gore and most of the...
  • Delingpole: Michael Bloomberg Joins Leonardo DiCaprio and Angry Birds’ ‘Red’ as UN Climate Envoy

    03/07/2018 7:16:23 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/7/2018 | James Delingpole
    Michael Bloomberg has joined Leonardo DiCaprio and the Angry Birds’ ‘Red’ as a United Nations climate envoy. Which of these characters, you wonder, is the most absurd choice to symbolize the global war on climate change? At first glance, perhaps, it ought to be ‘Red’. ‘Red’, after all, is nothing but a cartoon character from a popular video game and has never, either in his gaming or his spin-off movie career, shown the slightest interest in anthropogenic global warming theory, carbon emissions or sustainability. That’s because his only real interest is in saving eggs from pigs.