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  • WeWork is banning meat

    07/13/2018 10:52:10 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 84 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sara Ashley O'Brien
    WeWork is going meat-free and taking every one of its employees with it. The startup cited environmental concerns in announcing its immediate company-wide ban on meat. In an email sent Thursday, WeWork cofounder Miguel McKelvey told his 6,000 or so employees the company will no longer serve meat at employee events or reimburse them for meals that include red meat, poultry and pork. It's a bold move for the real estate behemoth believed to be worth $20 billion -- and the most assertive in a series of recent steps large companies have taken to promote sustainability.
  • Hate Speech and Intolerance at University of Delaware

    06/23/2018 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Paull Driessen
    University of Delaware students, faculty, administrators and trustees must truthfully answer a simple, but important question: Would this conduct have been ignored or excused if the targets had been Muslim?A recent article by the editor-in-chief of the school’s student newspaper proclaimed “Green Dragon slayer for hire, in a geography department near you: To members of the Cornwall Alliance, environmentalists are satanic ‘Green Dragons,’ sent from the bowels of hell to threaten world order and harm the needy.”  Caleb Owens’ article links tenured UDel geography and climatology professor David Legates and his Christian faith to “far-right American evangelicals,” fossil fuel funding...
  • Are Reusable Bags Really Better For the Planet?

    06/08/2018 7:11:36 AM PDT · by rey · 45 replies
    earther.com ^ | 6 June 2018 | Ian Graber-Stiehl
    Earlier this week, a pilot whale died after being found with 17 pounds of plastic bags in its stomach. The horrific incident was our latest reminder that plastic bags contribute to the scourge of marine litter. By sheer coincidence, it came on the heels of a major U.N. report pointing to plastic bag levies or bans as key strategies to help reduce that litter. Many seem to be listening. But as the war against plastic bags intensifies, it’s worth taking a step back and asking: How much better are the alternatives? (Goes on to mathematically question whether banning bags helps...
  • Three Climate Change Questions Answered: All it takes is a few simple Google searches

    06/04/2018 9:08:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/04/2018 | Wallace Manheimer
    A claimed nearly unanimous scientific consensus on fear of climate change has caused a push to substantially reduce or even eliminate the use of fossil fuel in favor of solar and wind.  But three crucial questions are: 1) is the scientific community really united?, 2) can solar and wind take over any time soon to provide the required vital energy for the maintenance of modern civilization in today's world of 7 billion people?, and 3) has CO2 caused any harm yet?  The answer to all three questions is no. A major theme of this essay is that many assertions can easily...
  • Don't Tell Anyone, But We Just Had Two Years Of Record-Breaking Global Cooling

    05/17/2018 6:00:22 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 45 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/17/2018 | IBD Editorial Board
    Inconvenient Science: NASA data show that global temperatures dropped sharply over the past two years. Not that you'd know it, since that wasn't deemed news. Does that make NASA a global warming denier? Writing in Real Clear Markets, Aaron Brown looked at the official NASA global temperature data and noticed something surprising. From February 2016 to February 2018, "global average temperatures dropped by 0.56 degrees Celsius." That, he notes, is the biggest two-year drop in the past century. "The 2016-2018 Big Chill," he writes, "was composed of two Little Chills, the biggest five month drop ever (February to June 2016)...
  • Perverse, Conflicted Ethical Systems

    05/05/2018 7:45:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Third Reich Forest Minister Hermann Goering was an avid hiker and ecologist who once sent a man to a concentration camp for cutting up a frog for fish bait. In 1933 he and other Nazi Party leaders enacted anti-vivisection laws to stop what he called “unbearable torture and suffering in animal experiments.” Intensely hostile to capitalism, the Nazis controlled all industries and envisioned large-scale wind turbine projects that would generate “huge amounts of cheap energy” and create millions of German jobs. But as Luftwaffe commander, Goering planned and directed the 1939 terror bombing of Warsaw and the 1943 obliteration of the city’s...
  • 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...
  • Please read what the Republican majority MN state house did to land owners!

    04/26/2018 9:00:10 AM PDT · by horsappl · 24 replies
    bufferstrips.wordpress.com | APRIL 18, 2018 | Mike Van Horn
    In January 2014 I was notified that there would be a hearing explaining that I am required to plant 15 foot strips of perennial vegetation (buffer strips) along ditches as described by my local watershed agency, the Middle-Snake-Tamarac Watershed District. I went to the meeting where the agents explained that once these are in place they might allow me to cut hay on the buffer strips, if I request it. In other words, they now control these strips. In legal terms this is an easement. My father and I studied this law, and found that we will need to level...
  • Environmentalist Burns Himself to Death to Protest Fossil Fuels

    04/14/2018 6:39:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The New York Post reports that environmental activist and legal expert David Buckel has committed suicide in the name of environmentalism. The high profile lawyer, who made a name for himself as a prolific gay and transgender rights attorney, set himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park earlier today.   From the New York Post: "In a gruesome protest against the ecological destruction of the earth, David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said.He...
  • #ThrowbackThursday: Embrace the Suck

    04/12/2018 7:39:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-12-18 | MOTUS
    Silly me; I thought all the new, jazzy paper straws showing up everywhere from Ikea to Walmart were strictly a party fashion trend to help you coordinate your dinnerware with your beverage containers. I should have known better; as it turns out it’s a sign that the sun is setting on the plastic straw, a commodity that has proved itself to be, like the plastic grocery bag, problematic, polluting and worthy of our shunning despite its inherent utility.Apparently there is a world-wide effort afoot to remove these menacing instruments of the suck from public life. The movement started in Britain...
  • Nominee who called belief in Climate Change "A Kind of Paganism" dropped by WH

    02/05/2018 12:29:52 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 4, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    The White House plans to withdraw Kathleen Hartnett White's nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality, a White House official confirmed to CNN Saturday. Hartnett White, who would have overseen environmental and energy policies across the government, had described the belief in "global warming" as a "kind of paganism" for "secular elites" during a September 2016 interview on "The Right Perspective," an online conservative radio show. She has also said the goal of climate activists and the United Nations was an all-powerful, one-world government and "planetary management," KFile reported. President Donald Trump announced Hartnett White's nomination in October and...
  • The Great Winter of 2017-2018 and the Hypocrisy of Climate Alarmists

    01/12/2018 10:47:23 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | Vijay Jayara
    As record lows gripped many parts of the U.S. and Canada, the global warming elitists scrambled to announce to the world that climate change was the driving force behind the freezing weather. Inevitably, their claims have exposed the hypocrisy of the global warming cult that has instilled fear among the public. Temperatures in many parts of the Atlantic U.S. went down drastically last week. Canada was not an exception, with record lows registered in many provinces since November last year. While some forecasts in December predicted a colder than usual winter due to the polar vortex inversion, the drop in...
  • Accidentally Killing Birds Isn't A Crime, Says Trump Administration

    12/27/2017 5:02:36 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 79 replies
    NPR (Nutty Progressive Reactionaries) ^ | December 27, 2017 | Laurel Wamsley
    The Trump administration says it will no longer criminally prosecute companies that accidentally kill migratory birds. The decision reverses a rule made in the last weeks of the Obama administration. A legal memo from the Department of the Interior posted Friday declares that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act applies only to purposeful actions that kill migratory birds, and not to energy companies and other businesses that kill birds incidentally. "Interpreting the MBTA to apply to incidental or accidental actions hangs the sword of Damocles over a host of otherwise lawful and productive actions, threatening up to six months in jail...
  • Coyote Attacks 3-Year-Old on Front Porch of Washington Home

    12/04/2017 4:08:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    Families in a Washington state community have noticed an uptick in coyote sightings lately. Within a 24-hour span, the city of Snoqualmie received seven reports of coyotes in the area—including an attack on a 3-year-old girl while she was on her porch, according to KCPQ. Douglas Lucas says his daughter was attacked by a coyote who came up to the front porch of their home and pounced on the child on Thursday. “It bite me,” said 3-year-old Sophia about her encounter with a coyote. The little girl was outside with her father on the front porch of their home. Lucas was up on...
  • Is California about to be hit by the 'Big One'? Fears of a massive earthquake rise...

    11/22/2017 7:35:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 11/22/2017 | By Phoebe Weston
    FULL TITLE: Is California about to be hit by the 'Big One'? Fears of a massive earthquake rise after 134 mini-tremors rattle the San Andreas fault in just one week Fresh fears have been raised that a huge earthquake is about to hit California after a swarm of recent tremors. In the last week 134 earthquakes have hammered a three-mile stretch around Monterey County on the San Andreas fault. Of those earthquakes, 17 were stronger than 2.5 magnitude and six of them were stronger than 3.0, with more tremors expected in the coming weeks, experts warn. It follows fears raised...
  • Marxism and Environmentalism: The Unholy Alliance

    08/13/2017 9:42:24 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 4 replies
    Acting Man ^ | 3/23/17 | Pater Tenebrarum
    The Evil of the Scarcity Meme In order to avoid misunderstanding, let us make clear from the outset that scarcity is an unavoidable fact of life – it is the very thing that impels economic activity. If all material human wants were satisfied and we were living as immortals in the Land of Cockaigne, there would no longer be a reason to plan for the future, to save and invest, and to weigh the opportunity costs of different choices. In this hypothetical scenario, people may for a while engage in the pursuit of various pleasures, many would probably indulge in...
  • Climate Change Hypocrisy Goes Mainstream

    07/28/2017 4:16:45 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/27/2017 | Staff
    Environment: Most everyone knows about how celebrity climate change activists like Leonardo DiCaprio don't care enough about saving the planet to give up their massive yachts, private jets and energy-sucking mansions. Turns out DiCaprio and Co. have set the standard for the hoi polloi. DiCaprio, while accepting his Oscar, called climate change "the most urgent threat facing our entire species," and told viewers that "we need to work collectively and stop procrastinating." Collectively, but not if it inconveniences DiCaprio, that is. His fabulously glamorous lifestyle has a carbon footprint that is bigger than dozens of middle class families put together,...
  • A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment

    07/16/2017 2:47:14 PM PDT · by walford · 21 replies
    EcoPagan ^ | Earth Day 2015 | The Working Group
    Who we are Paganism is a family of spiritual paths rooted in ancestral religions throughout the world and predating recorded history. As explained by the Pagan Federation, Paganism includes polytheistic and pantheistic nature-worshipping religions, and often includes deities of all genders, ancestor veneration, and celebrations in tune with our Earth. A full discussion of the many varieties of Paganism is beyond the scope of this statement, but we, the signatories, value life and the natural world as sacred. Thus, Pagan thought leads us to live in harmony with the rhythms of our great Earth. Nature is sacred We receive, acknowledge...
  • My response to New York Magazine’s “The Uninhabitable Earth”

    07/15/2017 10:27:43 PM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 16, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    My response to New York Magazine’s “The Uninhabitable Earth” is to remind you of these bogus doomsayer predictions from the first Earth Day in 1970 On July 9, 2017, New York Magazine published this article, which is called, “The Uninhabitable Earth.”On July 14, 2017 – just five days later – New York Magazine said that the article “… is already the most-read article in New York Magazine’s history.”My response to this article is to remind you of the following bogus doomsayer predictions that were made during the first Earth Day in 1970:* Denis Hayes, the chief organizer for the first Earth...
  • US Environmentalists May Have Secretly Taken Russian Cash

    07/10/2017 1:23:07 PM PDT · by TBP · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2017 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    House lawmakers want the Trump administration to investigate reports that a wealthy foundation used an offshore shell company to give millions of dollars to environmental activists opposed to U.S. energy development. “If you connect the dots, it is clear that Russia is funding U.S. environmental groups in an effort to suppress our domestic oil and gas industry, specifically hydraulic fracking,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday. Smith and Texas Republican Rep. Randy Weber asked Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to investigate whether or not environmentalists were funneling money to U.S. environmental groups through a Bermuda-based shell company. Republicans are pitching...