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  • Swedish Supermarket Chain to Label Climate Impact of Products

    06/25/2020 9:13:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 6/24/2020 | Chris Tomlinson
    Swedish supermarket chain Coop has announced it will be creating new “sustainability” labels for all of its food products, including their climate impact. The Swedish company announced the new labels, which will be accessed on electronic devices by scanning a bar code. Coop compared the sustainability labels to ingredients labels, a practice the company began as early as 1946. Others, such as those involved with the European Commission’s Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy, have stated that the public should not only consider eating a more vegetable-based diet, but also consider alternative forms of protein such as insects. Swedish academic and...
  • Study: Hundreds of 'protected areas' threatened by renewable energy

    06/16/2020 7:13:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 6/14/2020 | WND staff
    Hundreds of "protected areas," including some of the world's greatest wilderness resources, are being threatened by renewable energy projects, according to a new study. The green projects are degrading 886 protected areas, 748 Key Biodiversity Areas and 40 distinct wilderness areas," according to the study, published online at ResearchGate. Authored by Jose Andres Rehbein of the World Bank, and Joe Lane, James Watson and Laura Sonter of University of Queensland, the study explains: "Transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy is fundamental for halting anthropogenic climate change. However, renewable energy facilities can be land‐use intensive and impact conservation areas, and...
  • Barack Obama Warns Climate Change Will Be ‘Far Harsher’ than Coronavirus(photo alert)

    04/22/2020 11:07:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 4/22/2020 | Charles Spiering
    Former President Barack Obama warned the world Wednesday climate change would be worse than the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. “We’ve all had to adapt to cope with a pandemic,” Obama wrote on Twitter. “Climate change will force far harsher changes on our kids.” The president shared a story about young people who continue protesting the world’s failure to enact dramatic policies to reduce carbon emissions and shut down an oil-based economy in favor of one fueled by windmills and solar panels. “All of us should follow the young people who’ve led the efforts to protect our planet for generations, and demand...
  • n Earth Day reckoning? Greenies panicking over the discrediting of computer models predicting disaster

    04/20/2020 10:23:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 4/20/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    We have learned the hard way that the scientists who produce mathematical models predicting disaster are not to be granted the presumption of infallibility. Nor are their demands that we impoverish ourselves in order to avert a disaster a matter of "settled science." The coronavirus doom that the Cassandras of prestigious scientific organs predicted is nowhere to be found, and it turns out that models are based on assumptions and can be spectacularly wrong. Americans have sacrificed trillions of dollars and turned our lives upside-down based on predictions of millions of deaths if we didn't follow radically change our way...
  • Delingpole: Coronavirus Is Killing the European Union’s Carbon Trading Market

    04/08/2020 10:56:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 4/7/2020 | James Delingpole
    Finally, some good Coronavirus news: the pandemic has caused the collapse of Europe’s carbon trading market. According to Recharge News: The Covid-19 pandemic has turned Europe’s carbon price upside down, with prices dropping by 40% since early March when they were still trading at about €24 ($26) per metric ton, analyst IHS Markit said. The current trading levels of between €16-18 per metric ton are roughly two thirds of the level of the high of 2019 of €29 per metric ton. “This is a perfect storm for Europe’s carbon market, and it may well lead to some challenging questions about...
  • Maybe nature shouldn't be worshiped after all

    04/07/2020 9:35:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 4/6/2020 | Dennis Prager
    A statement widely attributed to the great British thinker G. K. Chesterton describes the modern period as perfectly as any single idea can: "When people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything." One of these substitute gods has been nature. Indeed, of all the false gods, nature is probably the most natural for people to worship. Every religion prior to the Bible had nature-gods – the sun, the moon, the sea, gods of fertility, gods of rain and so on. That is why the further Western society gets from biblical, i.e., Judeo-Christian, religions, the...
  • Will coronavirus panic succeed in ushering in Green New Deal?

    04/03/2020 10:38:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 4/3/2020 | anna l stark
    While the media agitators continue to rage and ruthlessly attack the president for not acting in a timely manner to forestall or perhaps even prevent the coronavirus from arriving in the United States, one thing is becoming abundantly clear: the chance of contracting the virus is exponentially higher if you reside in or in the vicinity of a crowded, congested American city. Your chances are greater if you use the subway, city bus, or light rail system. There is an undeniable correlation between population density and the odds of contracting COVID-19, yet the Green New Deal mandates herding small-town and...
  • Scientists: Petrol Pumps Should Carry Cigarette-Style Climate Change Warning Labels

    04/01/2020 12:25:44 PM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 4/1/2020 | Victoria Friedman
    Petrol pumps in Britain should carry climate change warning labels akin to the legally-mandated health warnings on cigarette packages, a group of scientists have said. In a blog post for the British Medical Journal (BMJ), British, American, and Indian professionals from within healthcare and environmental studies have claimed that petrol pumps, airline tickets, and even energy bills should come with “warning labels” which “state clearly that continuing to burn fossil fuels worsens the climate emergency”. The opinion piece, published on Tuesday, draws parallels to the gory pictures of blackened lungs or rotten teeth now displayed on cigarette packages, implying that...
  • How Bezos Can Influence Climate

    03/03/2020 6:42:23 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 3/2/2020 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    Jeff Bezos’ $10 billion commitment to fight climate change, which he announced last week, brings to mind an episode of “South Park” that aired during the financial crisis. A succession of characters put their money into the market only to see it go instantly to zero before their eyes. Based on the best science, or at least the most officially condoned, Mr. Bezos would have only the vaguest idea what he was getting for his money. That’s because scientists can estimate only within a giant, squishy margin of error how much warming might be avoided from a given cut in...
  • Counter-Protesters In Alberta Tear Down Anti-Pipeline Barricade As Trudeau Contemplates Action

    02/22/2020 10:39:50 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 2/20/2020 | David Krayden
    Counter-protesters tore down a barricade Wednesday in front of Canadian National (CN) railway tracks near Edmonton, Alberta, after environmental activists erected it. The activists who blocked the tracks are opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia. But the blockade was not up for long as another group soon had the barrier down and in the back of a truck. Environmentalists have brought railway traffic to a standstill now for two weeks across Canada, bringing the threat of food and fuel shortages closer every day. The activists behind the protest are claiming to represent the interests of the Wet’suwet’en...
  • Renewable Energy Fairy Tales

    02/05/2020 3:00:17 PM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 2/5/2020 | Norman Rogers
    The key finding of the Brundtland Report is this: "Humanity has the ability to make development sustainable to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." This is the theory that mankind is raping the Earth, plundering its resources, spreading pollution, and overwhelming the Earth's ability to support the population. This was and still is a theory embraced by those that don't like things as they are and wish to turn society upside down in the hope that they will like what results better. Venezuela is a...
  • Canadian Climate-Loon Pol Gives Props to Coronavirus for Reducing Wuhan's Carbon Footprint

    01/28/2020 7:35:32 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 1/27/2020 | Stephen Kruiser
    In recent years, the "Not The Onion" moments from leftists have been coming at us so fast it seems like they're being fired from a Gatling gun. Today's example is a politician from Quebec named Luc Ferrandez, who seems to have found the silver lining to the Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. From The Post Millennial: Quebec politician and radio talk show host Luc Ferrandez has suggested that the coronavirus has had one “positive” outcome for the city of Wuhan, China—it’s reduced the carbon footprint. On Saturday, he tweeted: “Wuhan. No automobile traffic. No air flights. The only city on...
  • Al Gore Spreads Climate Fear in Davos: ‘This Is Thermopylae… Dunkirk… 9/11’(Manbearpig alert!)

    01/24/2020 2:26:07 PM PST · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 1/24/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    Former Vice President and climate activist Al Gore on Wednesday hyperbolically compared global warming to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, and the Battle of the Bulge during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “The burden to act on the shoulders of the generation of the people alive today is a challenge to our moral imagination,” said Gore. “This is Thermopylae. This is Agincourt. This is Dunkirk. This is the Battle of the Bulge. This is 9/11.”
  • Jet-Powered Hypocrisy: Globalist Elites, Celebrities Leave Massive Carbon Footprints

    10/24/2019 12:22:32 PM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 10/24/2019 | Simon Kent
    Hollywood celebrities and business leaders have carbon footprints up to 300 times bigger than the rest of us, a study reveals, highlighting the hypocrisy of those who promote climate change activism while refusing to set foot on a commercial flight. Rich and famous “super-emitters” are such constant travelers they could also be encouraging others to follow in their slipstream by boasting of their private jet-setting habits on social media, researchers found.
  • Al Gore Receives Award for 'Top Climate Hypocrite'

    09/30/2019 3:06:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 9/29/2019 | Rick Moran
    It was close, but in the end, Al Gore edged out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the top Climate Hypocrite Award. The award is the brainchild of Senator Jim Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, who has led pushback against climate hysterics in the Senate. The top five climate hypocrites: Marc Morano @ClimateDepot Sen. Inhofe’s Top 5 Winners of ‘Climate Hypocrite Awards’ Announced – #5: Mann #4: Obama #3: Climate summit Attendees #2: AOC #1: Al Gore … Climate Week 1 Sen. Inhofe’s Top 5 Winners of ‘Climate Hypocrite Awards’ Announced – #5: Mann #4: Obama #3:... Inhofe Announces Climate Hypocrite Awards...
  • Scaremongering Isn't Science(offensive greta-bull pic)

    09/26/2019 9:34:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 9/26/2019 | Laura Hollis |
    A little more than two years ago, I wrote a column titled, “What margarine can teach us about climate change.” Inspired by a book excerpt in National Geographic, that column summarized just one example (the U.S. government’s promotion of margarine and synthetic oils over actual dairy products to reduce heart disease) of how politicizing science can have devastating results. As the “climate crisis” wunderkind have been “striking” all over the world, led by grumpy guru Greta Thunberg, I couldn’t help but think of that column, and the many other “crises” we’ve been warned about over the years that never panned...
  • Embarrassed? Network News Fail to Report Climate Extremists Shutting Down D.C. Streets

    09/24/2019 9:15:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 9/23/2019 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    While the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) were busy fawning over the bitter ranting of radical climate teen Greta Thunberg at the United Nations on Monday, they completely ignored her cohorts in Washington, D.C. staging an illegal protest to shut down the city’s major traffic arteries, resulting in an all-day traffic nightmare in the nation’s capital. “The President's critics say he does not take the threat of climate change seriously enough if at all. So, environmental activists decided to draw attention to the issue by shutting down, and I mean completely shutting down traffic here in the nation's...
  • Free Greta Thunberg From Her Cruel Political Exploitation By Leftists

    09/12/2019 8:11:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 9/12/2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    Leave that poor Swedish kid alone, you climate hoax-mongering ghouls. Stop hiding behind Greta Thunberg’s Pippi Longstocking braids and come out and push your damnable globaloney warming lies yourself, jerks. Free Greta. There’s no excuse, none, for this shameless and despicable exploitation of a vulnerable girl. What kind of person would do that to a child? The kind that considers other people collateral damage in their quest for a leftist utopia. Everyone else gets to pick up the pieces when our useless elite breaks a few eggs along the way. Big Chief Warren, Totally-Not-Doddering Joe and the rest of the...
  • Michael Mann, creator of the infamous global warming ‘hockey stick,’ loses lawsuit (T)

    08/24/2019 10:05:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 8/24/2019 | Thomas Lifeson
    Full header: Michael Mann, creator of the infamous global warming ‘hockey stick,’ loses lawsuit against climate skeptic, ordered to pay defendant’s costs Michael Mann, a climatologist at Penn State University, is the creator of the “hockey stick graph” that appears to show global temperatures taking a noticeable swing upward in the era when humanity has been burning fossil fuels and dumping CO2 into the atmosphere. The graph was first published in 1998, prominently featured in the 2001 UN Climate Report, and formed part of Al Gore’s 2006 movie, An Inconvenient Truth. The graph’s methodology and accuracy have been and continue...
  • Swedish child climate activist reportedly a tool of Al Gore–linked corporate green hucksters

    08/19/2019 9:57:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 8/19/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Kids are great tools for big money and major powers lurking in the shadows, attempting to enact a political agenda. The latest instance, and it's a doozy, is young Greta Thunberg, the Swedish child climate activist who's coming to the states (with a big carbon footprint, according to today's piece by Thomas Lifson) to persuade us all to jump in on the global warming cavalcade of green laws to restrict our own freedoms — which, as it happens, will just coincidentally make the green elites even richer. No wonder they're the shadowy forces bankrolling her peregrinations. According to a report...