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  • Delingpole: Forbes Cancels Environmentalist Who Wrote ‘I Apologize for the Climate Scare

    06/30/2020 9:25:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 6/30/2020 | James Delingpole
    “On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologise for the Climate Scare,” said an article published in Forbes magazine by Mike Shellenberger. At least it did, till Forbes caved to furious green activists and pulled it within hours of publication. By arguing that climate change is real – but “not the end of the world” and “not even our most serious environmental problem,” Shellenberger had been found guilty of wrongthink.
  • A Winning Trifecta for Climate Science and Rationality

    06/27/2020 6:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | June 27, 2020 | Charles Battig
    First there was Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans, then came Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm, and now Michael Schellenberger’s Apocalypse Never. All three authors sound the common theme that the hyper-green environmental activists who have captured, politicized, and monetized the concern for the environment have, as Lomborg explains, created a false climate alarm which has “costs us trillions, hurts the poor, and fails to fix the planet.” To varying degrees, all three authors come from a strong environmental activist background, which observation makes their public revelations even more noteworthy. Planet of the Humans, the recent film produced by Michael Moore,...
  • USA Today Can’t Make Up Its Mind: Will World Be Doomed in 10 Years or 50 Years?

    05/06/2020 8:31:31 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/6/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Environmentalists in the media often seem to want to move the goalposts on their climate Armageddon predictions. USA Today ran a story headlined “Unsuitable for 'human life to flourish': Up to 3B will live in extreme heat by 2070, study warns” May 4, 2020. USA Today stated that “By 2070, up to 3 billion people are likely to live in climate conditions 'deemed unsuitable for human life to flourish.’” Citing a new study, USA today warned that “[w]ithout climate mitigation or migration, by 2070 a substantial part of humanity will be exposed to average annual temperatures warmer than nearly anywhere...
  • "Less Must Be the New More." - a Review of Michael Moore's New Documentary

    04/23/2020 11:01:00 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 25 replies
    The Smallest Minority, a Libertarian Blog ^ | April 23, 2020 | The Smallest Minority
    I strongly advise you to watch this film. It is a brutal indictment of the environmental movement as organizations run by cynics taking advantage of useful idiots and financed by corporate billions. It illustrates, with painstaking accuracy, the false promise of "green energy," - wind, solar, biomass.
  • Earth Day (Unicorn Killer Day) They've written him out of the history. Vanity

    04/22/2020 11:33:05 AM PDT · by Bogle · 13 replies
    Vanity Post
    Today is Earth Day, a day that was founded in part by a murderer known as the "Unicorn Killer" (Ira Einhorn). Wikipedia, along with several other sources I've found, has written him out of the history--a couple sources just dusted him to the side. He committed homicide against his girlfriend, too gruesome for me to detail. Long live Earth Day.
  • Michael Moore stumbles upon the truth about so-called 'green' energy

    04/22/2020 7:40:00 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-22-20 | Andrea Widberg
    Michael Moore is worried about Earth, although he's not focused on fossil fuel and cow farts. Instead, he's worried because he just discovered that green energy is a scam. That's the point in his new documentary, Planet of the Humans, which was released Tuesday for free on YouTube. In a long and poorly written introduction on the YouTube page, the people who made the video explain that the green revolution could have worked out if only the whole movement hadn't sold itself out to the rich and powerful, resulting in a sham and a scam. Skip Moore illustrates the bubble...

    04/14/2020 12:07:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    new geography ^ | Ronald Stein
    More than three decades before Greta Thunberg was born — the Swedish environmental activist on climate change — more than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. We now look back at quotes from Earth Day, Then and Now,” by Ronald Bailey, May 1, 2000 of the spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions from Earth Day 1970. Considering the current doomsday predictions scaremonger activists are verbalizing about global warming that will result in the demise of civilization within the next decade, many of those unscientific 1970 predictions are being reincarnated on today’s social and news...
  • The Left Is an Existential Threat

    04/13/2020 8:37:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American ^ | April 13, 2020 | Jeffrey Folks
    The March 2020 issue of Fortune magazine focused on the "existential threat" to the Earth posed by global warming, despite the fact that no significant global warming seems to be taking place. With its appealing cover art — an image of the Earth tied up in a plastic trash bag — this issue is just what I'd expect from a liberal outfit. It's typical of climate alarmists to begin by assuming their premise: warming is an existential threat because, well, it is. And anyone who questions that premise is a criminal. Just what is meant by "existential threat" is a...
  • New York Times Ignores The Evidence To Slander Christians As Coronavirus Deniers

    04/01/2020 6:38:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 1, 2020 | E. Calvin Beisner
    As Coronavirus Deniers Katherine Stewart couldn’t be bothered to find out, as a good journalist would, what the Cornwall Alliance or plenty of other conservative, evangelical Christians think about the coronavirus. Slander sufficed. “Stop denying science!! … There is a special place in hell for you folks!! If any of your ilk get COVID-19 I hope you stick to your ‘non-science’ beliefs and let someone else have a ventilator.” These are examples of messages the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation received recently. What could stir up such anger?These and similar messages were prompted by Katherine Stewart’s March 27...
  • Laundry Lists, Stimuli, and Pop Culture Propaganda

    03/25/2020 6:50:09 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 25, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    When Republican members of Congress joined the Trump administration to work on a proposed stimulus plan to address the Wuhan Flu epidemic – a relief package for employers that had to close the doors for a shutdown, and for citizens on layoff as a result – the House Democrats refused to participate, smugly saying “We’ll write our own bill.” In a single weekend, they presented an 1119-page COVID-19 relief bill of their own, and it was a doozy. Chock full of pork for the House Democrats’ special interests, it included union giveaways, student loan write offs, institutionalized vote fraud techniques,...
  • Gov. Baker (MA) prohibits reusable shopping bags during coronavirus emergency

    03/25/2020 4:43:09 PM PDT · by matt04 · 67 replies
    Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday announced a new public health order related to grocery stores and pharmacies in Massachusetts, which includes a temporary ban on reusable bags. "From now on, reusable bags are prohibited and all regulations on plastic bag bans are lifted," he said. The order also prohibits stores from charging for paper and plastic bags while the order is in place. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh had previously announced the same measures in the city.
  • Progressives Attack Progress on National Environmental Policy Act

    03/25/2020 10:21:17 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 1 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | March 16, 2020 | B. Vasoli
    American liberals universally bemoan our “crumbling infrastructure.” Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders both do so while campaigning. So did Barack Obama as president. We hear the refrain from the Teamsters and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. CNN, PBS, CNBC, and VICE News echo the phrase. So do HuffPost, the Nation, the Los Angeles Times, the Harvard Business Review, the Guardian, Mother Jones, the Progressive… [author pauses, catches breath]… Jacobin, the New Republic, the Atlantic, the… Screw it—the point is, the left is on record with concern about the state of America’s transportation systems and other public...
  • 'Biased' Tribune reporting cited in shortage of medical supplies needed in coronavirus fight

    03/24/2020 11:43:50 AM PDT · by Stosh · 10 replies
    Dupage Policy Journal ^ | March 24, 2020 | W.J. Kennedy
    For over a year scientists have been refuting the Chicago Tribune’s assertions that emissions of ethylene oxide (EtO), from a medical equipment plant, Sterigenics in Willowbrook, presented a danger to the public.  Last October, Sterigenics, overwhelmed by public pressure, closed the Willowbrook operation for good. . . . Much of the medical equipment needed in the fight against the coronavirus can only be sterilized with EtO, and that equipment is in dangerously short supply.
  • WHAT?! MIT Tech Magazine Touts Coronavirus Will ‘Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions This Year’

    03/16/2020 10:31:46 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/16/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    When you see leftist propaganda touting that a contagious disease is reducing carbon emissions published in a top university’s tech magazine, one wonders why we continue to subsidize these institutions with government grants. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Review, published a climate change piece headlined “Why the coronavirus outbreak is terrible news for climate change.” The piece argued: “It appears increasingly likely that the global coronavirus outbreak will cut greenhouse-gas emissions this year, as deepening public health concerns ground planes and squeeze international trade.” James Temple, the piece’s author, fretted March 9 that “it would be a mistake to...
  • The Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation ‘The Population Bomb’ made dire predictions—and triggered a wave of repression around the world

    03/12/2020 7:06:30 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | January 2018 | Charles C. Mann
    As 1968 began, Paul Ehrlich was an entomologist at Stanford University, known to his peers for his groundbreaking studies of the co-evolution of flowering plants and butterflies but almost unknown to the average person. That was about to change. In May, Ehrlich released a quickly written, cheaply bound paperback, The Population Bomb. Initially it was ignored. But over time Ehrlich’s tract would sell millions of copies and turn its author into a celebrity. It would become one of the most influential books of the 20th century—and one of the most heatedly attacked. The first sentence set the tone: “The battle...
  • Greening Our Way to Infection

    03/13/2020 8:02:50 AM PDT · by Salman · 20 replies
    City Journal (Manhattan Institute) ^ | March 12, 2020 | John Tierney
    The COVID-19 outbreak is giving new meaning to those “sustainable” shopping bags that politicians and environmentalists have been so eager to impose on the public. These reusable tote bags can sustain the COVID-19 and flu viruses—and spread the viruses throughout the store. Researchers have been warning for years about the risks of these bags spreading deadly viral and bacterial diseases, but public officials have ignored their concerns, determined to eliminate single-use bags and other plastic products despite their obvious advantages in reducing the spread of pathogens. In New York State, a new law took effect this month banning single-use plastic...
  • Liberal Tech Outlets Tout GM’s Multibillion-Dollar Shift to Go Green

    03/05/2020 12:36:26 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/5/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    General Motors (GM) recently announced it was investing billions into a new eco-friendly “electric car” initiative to compete with the tech giant Tesla in an effort to go green, and tech media outlets are touting the change. Both Axios and The Verge ran stories March 4 on GM’s $20 billion bet over the next five years on its new green initiative. And while Axios questioned the stability of GM’s commitment, and The Verge tried to play gotcha by criticizing how the company’s past positions have aligned with the policies of President Donald Trump, the outlets appeared to like the shift...
  • Broward County, you’ll have to stop recycling paper. Here’s why.

    02/21/2020 8:30:00 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 36 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | 2/21/20 | Lisa J. Huriash
    Hundreds of thousands of Broward County residents will have to stop recycling newspapers, pamphlets and other mixed paper because people have been tossing too much garbage into their recycling bins. McCormick said the reason is twofold: First, she said Broward (with a population of nearly 2 million) is putting trash in the recycling bin, causing contamination rates of 30 percent. That means paper that could be recycled is getting mixed with dirty diapers, bowling balls and leftover spaghetti. Unable to clean it enough to sell it, the paper gets sent to the landfill anyway. “The mixed paper that is finding...
  • Emissions Accomplished -- Trump Wins on Fracking

    02/15/2020 6:42:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    American ^ | February 15, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    After three years of apocalyptic wailing and gnashing of environmentalist teeth over President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the job and economy killing Paris Climate Accord, it is ironic that the one country that faces the brunt of criticism from climate change zealots such as Greta Thunberg is leading the world and the European Union in lowering emissions and promoting cleaner energy, such as natural gas, all the while not hurting the economy: Despite shrieks of terror from the left about how President Donald Trump’s presidency threatens the existence of Earth and thus mankind, the fact is that under his...
  • Cut meat and dairy intake 'by a fifth', report urges

    01/25/2020 9:04:56 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 112 replies
    bbc ^ | 1/23/2020 | Roger Harrabin
    People should cut the amount of beef, lamb and dairy produce they eat by a fifth to combat climate change, a report says. It says public bodies should lead the way by offering plant-based options with all meals. But it says if people don’t cut consumption willingly, taxes on meat and dairy might be needed. The report comes from the government’s official advisers, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Its chief executive Chris Stark told BBC News: “We can't meet the government's 2050 Net Zero target without major changes in the way we use the land, the way we farm,...