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  • Climate Change Activists Host a Party for Their Kids, Calling It a 'Play-In' Protest

    07/12/2019 10:46:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 7/12/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Thursday, a group called Moms Clean Air Force hosted a rather unique climate change protest. A group of mothers flew in to Washington, D.C., and rented a space near the U.S. Capitol for a "play-in." They created a "sit-in" style protest that allowed their kids to do what they always do — run around and play — but made it seem like a demonstration. "I'm here at the [Play-In for Climate]! Kids can't stay still long enough for a Sit In, so we are having a Play In! Thank you [Clean Air Moms] for calling for 100% clean energy,"...
  • Delingpole: German Drivers Are Displaying ‘XXXX You Greta’ Bumper Stickers

    07/06/2019 8:57:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 7/4/2019 | James Delingpole
    German drivers have begun displaying ‘XXXX you Greta’ bumper stickers in protest at the world’s most irritating and over-promoted teenage girl. Greta Thunberg — with her distinctive pigtails and the thousand-yard stare of a girl who can actually see in the air all that evil “carbon” which is supposedly going to destroy the planet — has been feted across the mainstream media as a kind of latter-day Joan of Arc and even nominated as a candidate for a Nobel Prize.
  • Planet is entering ‘new climate regime’ with‘extraordinary’ heat waves intensified by global (T)

    06/16/2019 10:33:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 6/11/2019 | Jason Samenow
    Simultaneous heat waves scorched land areas all over the Northern Hemisphere last summer, killing hundreds and hospitalizing thousands while intensifying destructive and deadly wildfires. A study published this week in the journal Earth’s Future concludes that this heat wave epidemic “would not have occurred without human-induced climate change.” The alarming part? There are signs record-setting heat waves are beginning anew this summer — signaling, perhaps, that these exceptional and widespread heat spells are now the norm. In the past few days, blistering, abnormal heat has afflicted several parts of the Northern Hemisphere, including major population centers. New Delhi, India’s capital,...
  • EDITORIAL: Eliminating fossil fuels would risk a descent into darkness

    06/15/2019 4:01:57 PM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 6/10/2019 | editors
    Search didn't turn this up. Inventiveness plus boldness equals progress. Liberal “activists” who want to revolutionize the nation’s energy resources demonstrate political moxie, but if their campaign to substitute renewable sources for fossil fuels — oil and gas — succeeds it will take more than happy thoughts to keep the lights on. Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, pledges to donate $500 million to a campaign to shutter the nation’s remaining coal-fired power plants by 2030. The billionaire told the Class of ‘19 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology the other day that his Bloomberg Philanthropies, in...
  • 'Low-Cost' Renewable Energy Is Breathtakingly Expensive

    06/10/2019 8:29:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 6/10/2019 | Joseph Toomey
    How often do we hear proponents of renewable energy claiming that wind and solar power are the lowest-cost power sources on offer? Hardly a day goes by without these ideological zealots offering one or another discredited argument that their favored sources are not only necessary to save the planet from some existential climate catastrophe, but also lower-cost than conventional power sources. These outlandish claims got a major boost when a freshman House of Representatives member unveiled her "Green New Deal," which absurdly claimed that the world would end in 12 years unless the U.S. made a crash effort to radically...
  • Another inconvenient truth(goron alert!)

    06/08/2019 12:54:30 PM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 6/8/2019 | Tom Hoffman
    Let's do a simple mental exercise before we get to the point. Visualize a sphere of solid matter, and then subtract fourteen hundredths of one percent. Is the reduced sphere at all different in appearance? Of course not; shaving off the 14 hundredths evenly will be unnoticeable to the naked eye. On to the point. The sphere we just visualized is a replica of our entire solar system compacted into a solid mass. Ninety-nine point eight six percent of the total mass of the solar system is the sun itself. What remains is the total mass material that orbits the...
  • When Climate Change Starts Wars

    05/30/2019 9:09:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | John Wendle
    The Kyrgyz soldier stepped quietly out of the dark green bushes and swung his Kalashnikov rifle in the direction of our car. Another emerged and did the same. Their checkpoint was a skinny log dragged across a broken asphalt road heading toward an ethnic Uzbek village and the disputed waters of the Kasan-sai, a reservoir that irrigates the agricultural heartland of the ancient Fergana Valley. With a sleepy shake of his head, the special forces sergeant waved his rifle and made us turn our beat-up Mitsubishi around. “There won’t be any fighting here,” the sergeant said. At least not today....
  • Delingpole: Britain Should Be Celebrating Donald Trump – Not Brainwashed Eco-Brat Greta Thunberg

    04/24/2019 10:45:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 4/24/2019 | James Delinpole
    One is a brainwashed child in pig-tails pushing a hard-left, anti-capitalist agenda which will drive up energy prices, hamper industry with taxes and regulations, destroy jobs, cause the poor and elderly to die in fuel poverty, enrich crony capitalists, and spread lies and fear and fake news about a non-existent problem. The other is leader of the free world, a longstanding friend and admirer of Britain, an outspoken defender of Western civilisation, who has transformed the US economy, made his people safer and freer, and brought a degree of stability to a dangerous, unpredictable world both as a peacemaker (North...
  • Don't Have Kids! USA Today’s Climate Freakout: ‘War, Famine, Drought’

    03/31/2019 7:29:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    newsbusters.rog ^ | 3/30/2019 | Ryan Foley
    Not long after spiking an op-ed because of its decision to use “not reliable” conservative sources, USA Today published a cover story Tuesday that came across as more of an op-ed than an actual news story. The story, titled “Climate change: war, famine, drought, make more women not want children,” asks the question “is the future simply too horrific to bring children into?” The article, written by Elizabeth Weise, profiled a series of groups including US-based Conceivable Future and Europe-based #BirthStrike. These groups consist of women who have decided to forego having children because of their fears about climate change....
  • EPA Chief Tells Us the Real 'Biggest Threat' to the Environment

    03/04/2019 9:59:03 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 3/4/2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Some of Wheeler's decisions have, not unexpectedly, upset progressives. For instance, his move to roll back President Obama's Clean Power Plan. Ask Wheeler, however, and he'll tell you it wasn't technically a rollback because the plan never saw the light of day. The plan, which was intended to address CO2 emissions from the electric power sector, was immediately stayed by the Supreme Court. That's because Obama's plan "was outside the law," Wheeler explained. After some research, his team provided a new proposal, the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which will reduce CO2 by 33 to 34 percent on a facility by...
  • Green Land Grabs on Steroids

    03/02/2019 9:36:35 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 3/2/2019 | Paul Dreissen
    Special interest environmental groups got stung recently by an 8-0 U.S.Supreme Court opinion that held private landowners cannot be compelled to forego future economic uses of their property and at their own expense convert their land into suitable habitat for an endangered frog. Now radical greens are eyeing even bigger land grabs. The Natural Resources Defense Council has sued the Department of the Interior for failing to designate “critical habitat” for the “endangered” rusty patched bumblebee. It’s the latest of many Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuits, abusive sue-and-settle litigation, and other actions involving insects, and it led to an eleventh-hour...
  • Charlie Daniels: Where Did AOC Get Inside Info That Planet Earth Is on Her Last Legs?

    02/09/2019 11:45:37 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 2/8/2019 | Charlie Daniels
    “The world is going to end in twelve years ... .” Is there some dire ancient prophecy, some newly discovered writing predicting the future 12-year period in which Planet Earth would just give up the ghost and all human and animal life would die from the greenhouse gas effect? Is that where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got her inside information that planet earth is on her last legs and will cease to be inhabitable in the Year of our Lord 2031? It seems that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and the lunatic legislative fringe of the Democratic Party have arrived, just in the nick of...
  • Al Gore comes out in favor of Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal(WUT?)

    02/09/2019 11:11:27 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 2/9/2019 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Noted environmentalist but failed science prognosticator and multi, multi, multi-millionaire Al Gore, whose lavish homes fit the lifestyle of a Democrat former senator, former Democrat vice president, failed Democrat presidential candidate, Academy Award-winner, Grammy-winner, Nobel Peace Prize-winner, and all-around hypocrite chimes in on fellow (yeah, yeah, she's a woman) Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.)'s equally non-scientific scheme to ruin the USA while getting rich — probably — and more famous in the process.
  • Climate Alarmists Reduced to Recycling Discredited Attacks on Skeptics

    02/02/2019 12:01:28 PM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 2/2/2019 | Marc Sheppard
    Anyone who continues to question whether [manmade global warming] is happening should be ostracized from the public debate. They should not be invited on cable news or the Sunday Shows to spread misinformation and outright lies. These voices have been granted legitimacy for far too long.
  • Climate Hysterics Skyrocket

    01/19/2019 9:24:56 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 1/19/2019 | Paul Driessen
    Call it climate one-upmanship. It seems everyone has to outdo previous climate chaos rhetoric. The “climate crisis” is the “existential threat of our time,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her House colleagues. We must “end the inaction and denial of science that threaten the planet and the future.” Former California Governor Jerry Brown solemnly intoned that America has “an enemy, though different, but perhaps very much devastating in a similar way” as the Nazis in World War II. Not to be outdone, two PhDs writing in Psychology Today declared that “the human race faces extinction” if we don’t stop burning fossil...
  • CNN's Zakaria Gives 15-Year-Old Forum to Push Climate Alarmism

    12/25/2018 8:51:28 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 12/24/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On his Sunday show, CNN host Fareed Zakaria devoted the final segment to interviewing 15-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, giving her an unchallenged forum to promote her alarmist views on global warming. Thunberg -- who gained attenton by skipping school for three weeks to draw attention to her cause -- claimed that "climate change" is the "biggest crisis humanity has ever faced," and advised viewers to abstain from flying, eating meat and dairy, and receiving new merchandise as Christmas gifts, to avoid being "screwed" in the future. She ended up lecturing that young people should "hold the older generations...
  • The Green New Deal, explained(Laugh-In)

    12/22/2018 7:08:28 PM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 12/21/2018 | David Roberts
    An insurgent movement is pushing Democrats to back an ambitious climate change solution. If the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is to be believed, humanity has just over a decade to get carbon emissions under control before catastrophic climate change impacts become unavoidable. The Republican Party generally ignores or denies that problem. But the Democratic Party claims to accept and understand it. It is odd, then, that Democrats do not have a plan to address climate change.
  • The climate change pit of despair

    12/08/2018 8:58:19 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 12/8/2018 | Patrice Lewis
    Everywhere you turn, you are bombarded with concerns about climate change. Whether the weather is sunny, windy, hot, cold, dry, wet, blizzard-y, hurricane-y, or somewhere in between, “climate change” is the default reason for the season. And climate change, we are told, is all our fault. Humans – especially the wasteful humans living in Western nations – are solely to blame for anything and everything weather-related. Never mind geologic history depicting changes through time. It’s always our fault. In 2017, the World Economic Forum took its annual Global Shapers Survey of 31,000 18-to-35-year-olds from 186 countries on key issue, and...
  • UN Climate Summit To Emit More CO2 Than 8,200 American Homes Do In A Year

    12/03/2018 10:47:32 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 12/3/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    The U.N.’s climate summit will emit as much carbon dioxide as more than 8,200 American homes. It’s also equivalent to more than 11,700 cars driving for one year or 728 tankers trucks worth of gasoline. When air travel is factored in, the summit’s emissions are likely higher, according to one expert. This year’s United Nations climate summit will have a carbon footprint equivalent to the yearly electricity usage of more than 8,200 American households, according to the international body’s own figures. The U.N. estimates the summit, called COP24, will emit 55,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide — the very greenhouse...
  • Environmental groups decry meat-heavy menu at climate talks(SMDH!)

    12/03/2018 7:48:38 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 12/2/2018 | Unknown
    BERLIN — Three environmental groups are criticizing the organizers of global climate talks in Poland for having too much meat on the meeting menu. The U.S.-based groups said their analysis showed that twice as many meat dishes as plant-based ones are being offered in the main food court of the conference venue. The meeting that started Sunday is supposed to help find ways to significantly reduce greenhouse gases that are blamed for global warming. Producing meat requires far more water and land and causes significantly higher greenhouse gas emissions than vegetarian alternatives. The Center for Biological Diversity, Farm Forward and...