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Keyword: enviromentalism

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  • Environmentalist: Ferguson Happened Because of Climate Change

    09/17/2014 2:47:45 PM PDT · by walford · 75 replies
    National Review ^ | September 17, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    According to a top environmentalist organizer, climate change is responsible for this summer’s violence in Ferguson, Missouri. “To me, the connection between militarized state violence, racism, and climate change was common-sense and intuitive,” 350.org Strategic Partnership Coordinator Deirdre Smith wrote. “Oppression and extreme weather combine to ‘incite’ militarized violence,” she continued. Weeks of rioting followed the killing August 9 of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Observers around the nation criticized the police for a heavy-handed response to protests in the town, but while the rioting received international attention, it did not result in any loss of...
  • The New Totalitarianism and the Logic of Civil War

    04/27/2014 8:03:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2014 | Adam Yoshida
    Although I have developed a strong tolerance for reading the worlds of the left-wing press through many years of exposure, Christopher Hayes article, “The New Abolitionism”, in The Nation made me almost sick with anger. Hayes’ article is notably noxious, attempting as it does to draw a parallel between the fossil fuel industry and slavery and arguing that efforts to destroy the fossil fuel industry amount to a “New Abolitionism” in that as the Abolitionists of old argued for the destruction of the wealth represented by the slaves held in the Antebellum South, today’s “New Abolitionists” now must argue for...
  • Green group accuses GOP of 'environmental racism'

    03/04/2014 2:58:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 3, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    House Republicans are being accused of “environmental racism” by an environmental group that argues GOP efforts to reform decades-old chemical laws would disproportionately harm minority groups. At issue is draft legislation backed by Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to focus on chemicals that pose the greatest risk to the public in enforcing environmental protections. Shimkus argues his bill would free up resources to focus on the most dangerous chemical threats, but the liberal Environmental Justice Health Alliance says it would end up hurting minority groups by moving resources away from policing the threats...
  • Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

    08/04/2013 11:09:32 AM PDT · by Awgie · 87 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | Unknown
    The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT[A]) is an environmental movement that calls for all people to abstain from reproduction to cause the gradual voluntary extinction of humankind. VHEMT supports human extinction primarily because, in the group's view, it would prevent environmental degradation. The group states that a decrease in the human population would prevent a significant amount of man-made human suffering. The extinctions of non-human species and the scarcity of resources required by humans are frequently cited by the group as evidence of the harm caused by human overpopulation.
  • ASPCA pays circus $9.3 million to settle suit related to elephant litigation

    12/31/2012 4:47:40 PM PST · by Kolath · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/31/2012 | David Martosko
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has agreed to pay the parent company of the Ringling Bros. Circus $9.3 million to settle allegations that the animal group conspired to pay a witness for false testimony in a 12-year lawsuit over the treatment of circus elephants.
  • Geologists: Shale gas likely under Connecticut River Valley, but would be hard to exploit

    12/13/2012 5:47:50 PM PST · by matt04 · 7 replies
    Fracking, the controversial method of extracting shale gas or other petroleum from deep below the earth's surface, might be possible in the Connecticut River Valley, geologists say. But the rock deposits likely to bear gas are thin here and difficult to access, making commercial exploitation of the resource unlikely in the near future. “It's not hard to hit,” said James L. Coleman Jr., a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. “It's hard to do anything with once you get it.” Coleman was one of the speakers Thursday at a day-long conference on the future of shale gas, hydraulic fracturing...
  • The next environmental battlegrounds

    11/08/2012 6:19:11 PM PST · by jazusamo
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2012 | Paul Driessen
    Green agenda threatens economic futureWhen American voters re-elected President Obama, they also returned his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Interior and Energy departments and wide-ranging agenda for “fundamentally transforming” our nation. This will mean cementing Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, higher taxes and rampant spending. It also will bring more disputes over energy and environmental regulations, the vanguard of Mr. Obama’s determined campaign to eliminate hydrocarbons that power our economy and to embrace more “green” energy. The conflict will be fought primarily on six battlegrounds: Carbon taxes: Hurricane Sandy presented a fresh pretext for regulating and taxing hydrocarbons. No respectable climatologist or meteorologist believes...
  • Alex 'Butcher' Salmond has destroyed Scotland [windfarms]

    10/20/2012 6:28:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 20, 2012 | James Delingpole
    Today is the Scottish National Party conference in Perth. At some stage, SNP leader Alex Salmond will no doubt be crowing, as he is wont to do, about his success in transforming Scotland into the "Saudi Arabia of renewables". This is inaccurate. What he has actually done is transform Scotland into the Saudi Arabia of tourism, which is to say he has turned a once-beautiful country into a vast, inhospitable desert which no one in their right mind would want to visit. Scotland's landscape was, until recently, one of the great glories of our national heritage. What made it so...
  • Eagles reappear in San Mateo County

    03/24/2012 10:11:35 AM PDT · by jonascord · 11 replies · 1+ views
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 03/24/2012 | Lisa M. Krieger
    A pair of bald eagles is nesting on the San Francisco Peninsula for the first time in nearly a century, a milestone for the once-endangered symbol of strength and grandeur. The nest is tucked deep in a fir tree on the far edge of northern Crystal Springs Reservoir -- hard for humans to see, but with a bird's-eye view of 7.15 million noisy neighbors.
  • Peter Gleick Admits to Deception in Obtaining Heartland Climate Files (More Globo-Warmin' Fraud!)

    02/21/2012 8:56:15 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies · 1+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 2-20-12 | Andrew Revkin
    Peter H. Gleick, a water and climate analyst who has been studying aspects of global warming for more than two decades, in recent years became an aggressive critic of organizations and individuals casting doubt on the seriousness of greenhouse-driven climate change. He used blogs, congressional testimony, group letters and other means to make his case. Now, Gleick has admitted to an act that leaves his reputation in ruins and threatens to undercut the cause he spent so much time pursuing. His summary, just published on his blog at Huffington Post, speaks for itself. SNIP---- The Heartland Institute had already signaled...
  • Iowa ethanol industry celebrates Romney-Santorum

    01/05/2012 1:35:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 138 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 4, 2012 | Timothy P. Carney
    ..........."Romney and Santorum (like Gingrich and Obama) both go 4-for-4 on the ethanol lobby's scorecard. Paul goes 2-for-4 because he would cut oil subsidies and allow 15-percent ethanol blends to be sold, but opposes the mandate and other subsidies. Rick Perry went 0-for-4."
  • Sierra Club calls for tougher emission standards at Mt. Tom power plant in Holyoke

    11/10/2011 10:49:21 AM PST · by matt04 · 7 replies
    Saying they have concerns about emissions from the coal burning power plant at Mt. Tom and potential health effects on Holyoke and Northampton, organizers led by the Sierra Club are trying to get the state to impose tougher standards on the plant's operation. "Big coal does make us sick. We are asking that the Mt. Tom plant stop making money by making us sick,'' the Sierra Club's Drew Grande said at a press conference Thursday near the Holyoke YMCA building.
  • Wind Farms Disrupting Radar, Scientists Say

    11/05/2011 12:54:18 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 05, 2011 | unattributed
    This one's really off the radar. Wind farms, along with solar power and other alternative energy sources, are supposed to produce the energy of tomorrow. Evidence indicates that their countless whirring fan blades produce something else: "blank spots" that distort radar readings. Now government agencies that depend on radar -- such as the Department of Defense and the National Weather Service -- are spending millions in a scramble to preserve their detection capabilities. A four-star Air Force general recently spelled out the problem to Dave Beloite, the director of the Department of Defense’s Energy Siting Clearinghouse. "Look there’s a radar...
  • Earth to Al Gore! Rolling Stone rant out of this world

    06/23/2011 6:15:44 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 29 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | June 23, 2011 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Judging from his latest 7,000-word rant in Rolling Stone titled, "Climate of Denial: Can science and the truth withstand the merchants of poison?" Al Gore lives on another planet. One where, he complains, the media, especially television, are in cahoots with the "merchants of poison" (Big Coal, Big Oil) to deny the truth about global warming. This would be the same media that uncritically fawned over his 2006 film, An Inconvenient Truth -- which was over-hyped climate porn -- turning it into one of the most successful "documentaries" of all time and winning Gore the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and...
  • Electric vehicle charging stations coming to Springfield, Hadley, Pittsfield

    05/03/2011 2:23:01 PM PDT · by matt04 · 20 replies
    SPRINGFIELD — Western Massachusetts Electric Co. has announced plans to install three charging stations for plug-in electric cars as its parent company studies the future of rechargeable vehicles. Charging equipment has been installed at the company's headquarters in Springfield and at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Hadley. A third location is planned for Pittsfield. WMECO President Peter Clarks says the company wants to better understand consumer charging patterns and preferences. He says soaring gasoline prices and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions make it clear the electric vehicles are a key component of the future of transportation.
  • It's not easy being green: Religious attacks against environmentalism

    12/24/2010 9:11:59 AM PST · by ZGuy · 13 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 22, 2010 | Kate Shellnutt
    Decades ago, if you heard that a group of family-focused Christian conservatives did a lecture series called Resisting the Green Dragon, you might have thought it was part of the war on drugs. But today, the attacks are against a 21st-century threat: Environmentalism. The campaign targets groups like Greenpeace and environmental lobbies who, they say, make nature a priority over people and are taking over classrooms, political bodies and society as a whole. "Today's environmentalism isn't a neutral set of ideas that can be tacked onto the Christian faith without theological compromise," said Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, the founder of...
  • James Cameron's Oilsands Tour: An Analysis

    10/02/2010 12:03:11 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 4 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | October 2, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    When all was said and done, when the paparazzi with their cameras had left after covering the one of the worst public relations gambles ever taken by a premier of Alberta, the James Cameron oil sands tour ended up being more buzz then progress.  And a complete waste of thousands of taxpayer dollars. The whole mess could have been easily avoided if Ed Stelmach had shown any kind of real leadership. Our oil sands industry has come under increasing scrutiny by the enviroNazi movement, who has chosen Alberta’s energy sector as their latest cause célèbre. Using misinformation and lies,...
  • Extreme Terrorist Group, "Sea Shepherd" Takes Financial Hit With the Sinking of their Batmobile Boat

    02/10/2010 10:38:54 AM PST · by OneVike · 106 replies · 2,276+ views
    There is a war going on in the Antarctic, a war over the whales. This fish war has become increasingly dangerous for those involved, as more then just nasty words during a protest are being exchanged lately. This war has tempers flaring, nations accusing each other of maleficence, and boats crashing into each other like what happened when the Yushin Maru 3 crashed into the more aggressive Bob Barker this past Sunday on February 7th. This on the heels of the activist group's pride speed boat the Ady Gil being sunk just last month on its maiden voyage. In...
  • Audi Green Police Ads Downright Offensive

    02/08/2010 9:50:15 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 135 replies · 3,215+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | Feb 8, 2010 | Bob Ellis
    I’m sure some idiot at Audi thought these “Green Police” commercials for the Super Bowl would be funny. I found them downright offensive and not the least bit funny. In the collection of ads below, you see a guy at the store pick “plastic” when the checkout gal asks “paper or plastic” and the Green Police immediately arrest the earth-destroyer for his intended assault on Mother Gaia. (Didn’t these enviro-idiots come up with the plastic bags some 20 years ago to save the earth from all the trees being killed for paper bags?) You also have Green Police digging through...
  • Does 'Avatar' Contain Hidden Messages?

    12/25/2009 6:17:03 AM PST · by RWB Patriot · 24 replies · 1,532+ views
    Yahoo Movies ^ | 12-23-09 | Brett Michael Dykes  
    Since it opened last week, James Cameron's much-anticipated film "Avatar" has won praise from movie critics and been a juggernaut at the box office. But some who have seen the film say that it contains hidden messages that are anti-war, pro-environment, and perhaps even racist. For the benefit of those who haven't seen the film, a little nonspoiler background might be useful. The story is set in the year 2154 when Earth's inhabitants, having used up most of their natural resources through decades of living in excess, plan to use military force to conquer Pandora, a moon roughly the same...
  • Evangelicalism and the Environmental Movement

    12/15/2009 10:10:07 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies · 405+ views
    Grace to You ^ | unknown | John Macarthur
    "I've told environmentalists that if they think humanity is wrecking the planet, wait until they see what Jesus does to it. Peter says God is going to literally turn it in on itself in an atomic implosion so that the whole universe goes out of existence (2 Peter 3:7-13)." *** I do think we have a responsibility to care for the environment--we ought to care for every resource God has provided for us. That's illustrated in the Old Testament account where God put Israel in the Promised Land, a fertile land flowing with milk and honey. God provided them that...
  • How your pet is killing the planet (Enviro-nuts say dog = SUV)

    10/26/2009 8:51:16 AM PDT · by Callahan · 88 replies · 2,075+ views
    Salon ^ | 10/26/09 | Andrew Leonard
    New book -- "Time to Eat the Dog" -- claims golden retrievers have the same carbon footprint as SUVs As provocative titles go, "Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living," is a doozy, guaranteed to ensure outrage and oodles of provocative blog post headlines. As summarized in The Telegraph, New Zealand-based authors Robert and Brenda Vale have calculated the carbon footprint of pet-ownership and arrived at some disturbing conclusions. A medium-sized dog has the same impact as a Toyota Land Cruiser driven 6,000 miles a year, while a cat is equivalent to a Volkswagen Golf.... [The...
  • DOW Agents Find Bear Devouring Elderly Woman

    08/08/2009 12:43:24 PM PDT · by Baladas · 40 replies · 2,763+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | August 7, 2009 | staff
    OURAY, Colo. -- A bear was found Friday devouring the body of a 73-year-old woman who had been repeatedly asked not to feed the bears, the Division of Wildlife said. A caretaker saw the bear feeding on the woman's body as she lay outside of her home, just north of Ouray. The caretaker called 911 and dispatchers reported the incident to the DOW. While it's unclear if she was killed by the bear or died of other causes, there were wounds from an animal found on her body, DOW spokesman Joe Lewandowski said. Lewandowski said the woman was known to...
  • Five Steps to a Better Canada

    06/16/2009 2:36:35 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 242+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | June 16, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Divisions, based mostly on historical events and stereotypes, have become entrenched in the very fabric of our culture. West versus East, English versus French, Native Canadians versus the federal government, Quebec versus Ottawa, Alberta versus everybody… Tough love being what it is and all that, here’s five ways to save Canada – or at least make it better.
  • Judges ruling proves OneVike is righ

    04/30/2009 10:11:53 AM PDT · by Freepmanchew · 4 replies · 435+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 4/30/09 | OneVike
    In a ruling that is sure to cause more headaches than the left realizes, a British judge has ruled in favor of a man who was fired on grounds that he was unfairly dismissed due to religious views. Judge David Sneath ruled that an executive fired from a property company can claim he was unfairly dismissed because of his "philosophical belief in climate change". The judge ruled that Global Warming was the man's religion and thus his right to religious expression was violated when they fired him.
  • Spokane residents smuggle suds over green brands

    03/31/2009 8:33:16 AM PDT · by ak267 · 29 replies · 958+ views
    AP ^ | 3/31/09 | ak267
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers. They are bringing Cascade or Electrasol in from out of state because the eco-friendly varieties required under Washington state law don't work as well. Spokane County became the launch pad last July for the nation's strictest ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates, a measure aimed at reducing water pollution. The ban will be expanded statewide in July 2010, the same time similar laws take effect in several other states.
  • Metro Transit driver suspended over mock attack on fake seal (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

    03/17/2009 4:29:00 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 8 replies · 678+ views
    Halifax Chronicle-Herald ^ | March 17, 2009 | Chris Lambie
    The head of an anti-sealing group is upset that Halifax Regional Police aren’t pressing charges again a Metro Transit driver who stopped his bus, ran toward the protesters and pretended to attack a mock seal with an extendable baton. The incident, which happened at about 12:40 p.m. Saturday in front of the main entrance to the Public Gardens, has prompted the transit company to relieve the driver of his duties pending a full investigation. During that time, the driver will receive full pay. The director of the Atlantic Canadian Anti-Sealing Coalition said it’s "extremely alarming" that no charges have been...
  • Contraceptive pill is polluting environment: Vatican newspaper

    01/03/2009 6:02:56 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 62 replies · 1,303+ views
    Yahoo! News (AFP) ^ | 1/3/2009 | n/a
    he contraceptive pill is polluting the environment and is in part responsible for male infertility, a report in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said Saturday. The pill "has for some years had devastating effects on the environment by releasing tonnes of hormones into nature" through female urine, said Pedro Jose Maria Simon Castellvi, president of the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, in the report. "We have sufficient evidence to state that a non-negligible cause of male infertility in the West is the environmental pollution caused by the pill," he said, without elaborating further. "We are faced with a clear...
  • When Environmentalism Is a Luxury

    11/24/2008 9:23:17 AM PST · by AJKauf · 15 replies · 522+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 24 | Melissa Clouthier
    Environmentalism is a luxury of the rich, pure and simple, and these same people preaching often live lifestyles that offset their environmentally conscience choices. For all his moralizing, Al Gore has yet to give up private jets or his huge home. And even George W. Bush’s ranch, eco-friendly as it is, is expensive. The average American could not afford to build a home like that if he wanted to. Barack Obama and many other environmentalists claim to be for the little guy and yet promote policies that will directly harm the little guy. Save the planet or save money? When...
  • The trouble with incentives (perils of enviro-related subsidy)

    11/24/2008 5:50:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 401+ views
    The trouble with incentives In science there is a theory called the butterfly effect. It could have a big impact on pension funds that have made renewable energy and other green investment a major part of their alternative strategy, and that are hopeful the administration of President-elect Barack Obama and a new Congress will promote policies and incentives to encourage growth of this new economic sector. The butterfly effect suggests that a small change in conditions (e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in California) can reverberate to cause unpredictable major changes throughout a system (e.g., a major storm on the...
  • Green activists 'are keeping Africa poor'

    09/08/2008 12:41:27 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 558+ views
    Times Online ^ | September 8, 2008 | Mark Henderson
    Western do-gooders are impoverishing Africa by promoting traditional farming at the expense of modern scientific agriculture, according to Britain's former chief scientist. Anti-science attitudes among aid agencies, poverty campaigners and green activists are denying the continent access to technology that could improve millions of lives, Professor Sir David King will say today. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from Europe and America are turning African countries against sophisticated farming methods, including GM crops, in favour of indigenous and organic approaches that cannot deliver the continent's much needed “green revolution”, he believes. Speaking before a keynote lecture tonight to the British Association for the...
  • Going veggie can slash your carbon footprint: study (Possible Enviro Wacko ALert)

    08/26/2008 10:25:36 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 323+ views
    AFP (by way of Yahoo News) ^ | Tue Aug 26 | AFP
    BERLIN (AFP) - Giving up meat could drastically reduce your carbon footprint, with meat-eaters' diets responsible for almost twice the emissions of those of vegetarians, a German study said on Tuesday. A diet with meat is responsible for producing in a year the same amount of greenhouse gases as driving a mid-sized car 4,758 kilometres (2,956 miles), the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOeW) said. But the food a vegetarian consumes in 12 months is responsible for generating the same emissions as driving 2,427 kilometres, the IOeW said in a study commissioned by independent consumer protection group Foodwatch. The calculations...
  • Fire Under Arctic Ice: Volcanoes Have Been Blowing Their Tops In The Deep Ocean

    07/01/2008 4:13:57 PM PDT · by antonia · 24 replies · 187+ views
    http://www.sciencedaily.com ^ | June 26, 2008 | ScienceDaily
    A research team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has uncovered evidence of explosive volcanic eruptions deep beneath the ice-covered surface of the Arctic Ocean. Such violent eruptions of splintered, fragmented rock--known as pyroclastic deposits -- were not thought possible at great ocean depths because of the intense weight and pressure of water and because of the composition of seafloor magma and rock.
  • 50 Foot Rule For Shore Owners (New Hampshire)

    06/30/2008 9:36:35 AM PDT · by Aglooka · 15 replies · 203+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | 6/30/2008 | Paula Tracy
    Thousands of shorefront property owners and builders across the state are on a crash course to understand a new permit system that goes into effect tomorrow. Effective July 1, a state shoreland permit is required for excavation, filling and construction within 250 feet of shore if minimum standards for maintaining the lot's natural state are not met. Those standards are outlined in the new Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act (RSA 483-B). ...... "It is impossible to figure out unless you are an engineer or a scientist," he said. "My basic thing is that the restrictions are so strict. In my mind...
  • Environmentalists Want You to Eat Bugs [i.e. Insects]

    06/18/2008 5:12:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies · 221+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 18, 2008 | Tom Purcell
    Bugs. They want us to eat bugs. I speak of a recent article in Time that explains why eating bugs is good for the environment. As it goes, bugs require "little room and few resources to grow." Bugs are cold-blooded invertebrates, you see. They are efficient. Much more of the grub they eat is converted into edible bug body parts than is the case with our friends the cows. Cows are warm-blooded vertebrates. They need to consume lots more food just to keep their body temperature steady. Their food is grown on farms. Fossil fuels must be burned to harvest,...
  • Think Gaia!

    01/16/2008 1:42:12 PM PST · by reagan_fanatic · 6 replies · 171+ views
    I was searching Sanyo USA's website for warranty information earlier today when I spotted a Think Gaia link on their main page. It's worth clicking on just to read the new age nonsense Sanyo is endorsing on their website.
  • At Man's Expense (NY Times Eco-Stupidity Alert)

    12/27/2007 10:48:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies · 126+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 26, 2007
    Media: The New York Times blubbers about how Cuba's environment will suffer in a post-U.S. embargo era of increased tourism. Better to preserve a "priceless ecological resource" than to free people from oppression.It is becoming increasingly more difficult to take the environmental movement, and science and environmental reporters, seriously because of stories such as the Christmas Day hand-wringer "Conserving Cuba, After the Embargo." Given great latitude by New York Times editors, reporter Cornelia Dean goes on for more than 2,000 words about "why many scientists are so worried about what will become of (Cuba's environment) after Fidel Castro and his...
  • Nobel winner Gore calls for early climate pact

    12/07/2007 2:04:54 PM PST · by Baladas · 23 replies · 65+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 7, 2007 | Aasa Christine Stoltz
    OSLO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore urged governments on Friday to advance by two years a new treaty to curb greenhouse gas emissions instead of waiting until the Kyoto pact expires in 2012. Government ministers are meeting at a U.N. conference in Bali, Indonesia, to try to launch talks on a successor to the Kyoto pact to be concluded by 2009, which would allow three years for ratification before the existing pact expires. "I hope they will move the effective date of the new treaty forward by two years so that we don't wait until...
  • UC Berkeley Ejects Tree-Sitters to Build Sports Center

    11/27/2007 5:06:23 PM PST · by Baladas · 53 replies · 58+ views
    FOX News ^ | November 23, 2007 | staff
    BERKELEY, Calif. — University of California officials have won the legal right to oust a band of tree-sitters who've taken up residence in an oak grove standing in the way of a planned sports center. But how do you uproot a tree-sitter in Berkeley, one of America's most politically correct cities? "Extremely difficult," acknowledges campus spokesman Dan Mogulof. As the protest nears its one-year anniversary, plenty of people have suggestions: Fire hoses, skunk spray and tranquilizer darts are among the thorny ideas Internet posters have planted. So far, the university has moved cautiously. The university wants to remove dozens of...
  • Editorial:(CA) Firefighting Opportunities Lost(Thanks to government bureaucrats)

    10/24/2007 7:58:35 AM PDT · by kellynla · 39 replies · 74+ views
    orange county register ^ | October 23, 2007 | staff
    The television reporters covering the fires have been effusive about the capacities of the converted DC-10 airliner that has been dropping fire retardant on the fires in the vicinity of Lake Arrowhead, and the enthusiasm is warranted. Sometimes called the Tanker 910, and sometimes the 10 Tanker Air Carrier, the plane can carry 12,000 gallons of fire retardant or water in tanks attached under its belly. That's 10 times as much liquid as the other available California air tankers, and four times the capacity of the largest-available tankers operated by the federal government. It can create a fire line three-quarters...
  • Run, Al, Run: If Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize, will he run for president?

    09/24/2007 6:59:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 569+ views
    Slate ^ | September 24, 2007 | Christopher Hitchens
    I am occasionally asked why it is that so many Europeans display reflexive anti-Americanism, and I force myself to choose from a salad of possible answers. One of these is the resentment that I can remember feeling myself when I lived in England in the 1970s: the sheer brute fact that American voters who knew nothing about Europe (and cared less) could pick a president who had more clout than any of our elected prime ministers could exert. America could change our economic climate by means of the Federal Reserve, could use bases in Britain to forward its policies in...
  • Boxer sees global warming up close (heh)

    07/29/2007 12:33:46 AM PDT · by Baladas · 31 replies · 1,144+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | July 28, 2007 | DENA BUNIS
    WASHINGTON Leading a bipartisan delegation of 10 colleagues to Greenland, Sen. Barbara Boxer said today she saw first-hand the effects of global warming and received a plea from the country's officials to do something to change it. "I think everyone who has seen this is changed,'' Boxer, D-Calif., said in a telephone interview from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. "Imagine flying in a helicopter and seeing this massive glacier that's five miles wide and 500 miles long...following it as it's crashing into the sea.'' The glacier they flew over is the fastest moving one in the world, she said. Boxer said she decided...
  • German minister for enviroment attacks USA sharply (Euro-Pelosi alert!)

    05/28/2007 8:42:31 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 4 replies · 495+ views
    Fuldainfo (online translation) ^ | 28 May 2007 | Norbert Hettler
    German environment minister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) sharply attacked the US-government because of its behaviour in the climate politics shortly before the G8-Gipfel. In the "Saarbrücker newspaper" (Tuesday edition), Gabriel confirmed that the USA blocks the German design of a termination explanation previously. The minister gave notice on to hold " the debatable points " if needed open until the conversations in Heilendam. Then the heads of state and heads of the government themselves would have to confess. "If they really want to block, it must become clear, who carries the the responsibility. Gabriel named the climate change a "dramatic danger"...
  • Climate McCarthyism and Eco-Inquisitions (Al Gore & Co.)

    03/12/2007 5:13:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 639+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 13, 2006 | Paul Driessen
    Two centuries years ago, Voltaire proclaimed, “I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.” Today, our free speech traditions are under assault. Colleges prohibit “offensive” or “politically incorrect” speech. Radical Islamists threaten to kill scholars, artists and even popes who “disrespect” the Prophet. And when we desperately need unfettered scientific debate, intolerant eco-activists have ushered in an era of climate McCarthyism and eco-Inquisitions. Al Gore seeks to muzzle anyone who raises inconvenient truths about climate alarmism. Greenpeace wants “climate criminals” pilloried and silenced. Grist magazine wants “Nuremberg-style war crimes trials” for...
  • Don't knuckle under to the Enviro-Luddites

    03/06/2007 4:46:14 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 4 replies · 369+ views
    Townhall ^ | Mar 6, 2007 | David Limbaugh
    Don't Knuckle Under to the Enviro-Luddites By David Limbaugh Tuesday, March 6, 2007 In spiritually weak moments, I sometimes envy the blind faith of the environ-zealots, even if the object of their faith is hardly sacred. For all their self-congratulation over their allegiance to science and the scientific method, they flatly violate the spirit of scientific inquiry in their approach to environmental issues. Of course they cloak all of their claims with the cover of science. They accompany their manifestos with endorsements from hundreds or thousands of scientists, who serve as the functional equivalent of human shields to insulate their...
  • Global Warming: Fact, Fiction and Political Endgame (about Al Gore's "Crusade")

    02/23/2007 11:49:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,059+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | February 23, 2007
    Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Albert Arnold Gore, will be the toast of Hollywood at this weekend’s self-congratulatory soiree known as the Academy Awards. Gore, whose failure to carry his “home” state of Tennessee cost him the 2000 presidential election, has recast himself as the populist pope of eco-theology and the titular head of the green movement’s developmentally arrested legions. The doughy darling of Leftcoast glitterati has received two Oscar nominations for a junk-science production called “An Inconvenient Truth,” a pseudo-documentary born of the wildly improbable pop film “The Day After Tomorrow.” Gore’s “Truth,” however, is even stranger than the Hollywood...
  • V.P.-Turned-Environmentalist Al Gore Creates Frenzy At U. Of T. (Treehugging "Rockstar")

    02/21/2007 11:04:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 617+ views
    Toronto City News ^ | February 21, 2007
    He's a former Vice-President of the United States. His movie, "An Inconvenient Truth", is up for an Oscar. And he's the poster boy for the environment - printed on recycled paper of course. All of which is making Al Gore a hot ticket in Toronto. The American politician turned environmentalist came to the U. of T. Wednesday night for a long awaited speech, and there were throngs of fans to greet him. So were ticket scalpers, who are seeing a different type of green. Reports indicate more than 20,000 people were trying to get their hands on a ducat for...
  • Americans warm to royal emissions (Prince Charles & "Global Warming")

    02/20/2007 3:31:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 459+ views
    The First Post (UK) ^ | January 29, 2007 | Edward Helmore
    The green prince has found an uncritical audience for his message. Feted in Philadelphia, honoured in New York, Prince Charles's East Coast weekend appears to have re-cast the heir to the throne in a new role. While Americans have always been entranced by the gleam of royalty - even if they would not choose it for themselves - America's willingness to hear the Prince's message on environmental issues suggests that he has a voice here in the former colony that is drowned out in the convolution of royal goings-on at home. Americans are not interested in the obvious eco-contradictions of...
  • Al Gore and his carbon footprint

    02/19/2007 10:32:25 PM PST · by airedale · 37 replies · 2,596+ views
    vanity
    I heard that Al Gore people are saying that he buys Carbon offsets to cover his carbon footprint caused by his 4 homes, private jet travel and other travel. This raises a question: Are the purchase of carbon offsets tax deductible? To what extent? Is he using the taxpayers to fund his carbon footprint reduction or is he doing this on his own?
  • Mayor rides the SUV, not the MTA

    11/14/2006 9:16:24 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 665+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 14, 2006 | Duke Helfand
    Mayor rides the SUV, not the MTA Villaraigosa promotes the use of public transit, but he doesn't spend much time on the city's bus and subway system. By Duke Helfand Times Staff Writer November 14, 2006 From the moment he took office nearly 18 months ago, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made traffic gridlock a cause celebre — exhorting Angelenos to help solve the problem by forsaking their cars whenever possible. "You've got to use public transit," Villaraigosa said just last week while unveiling an automated signal system to help unclog busy intersections. "You can't keep on pointing to someone else and...