Keyword: envirowackos

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  • Green groups open 'climate war room'

    09/21/2009 1:20:43 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 43 replies · 2,046+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/21/2009 | MIKE ALLEN & JIM VANDEHEI
    The cap-and-trade movement, spooked by the pounding health care reform took over the August break, is scrambling to persuade nervous Democrats they won’t suffer politically for taking another tough vote this year. “When you get your butt kicked, like we did [after the House energy vote], it focuses the mind,” said Steve Cochran, director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s National Climate Campaign. “We found out that this is not something to hide from but something to lean on — even in places where coal is king and Blue Dogs were perceived to be running for cover.” Climate bill supporters say...
  • The Earth Is Warming? Adjust the Thermostat

    09/18/2009 9:21:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 331+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 10, 2009 | John Tierney
    Originally called geoengineering, this approach used to be dismissed as science fiction fantasies: cooling the planet with sun-blocking particles or shades; tinkering with clouds to make them more reflective; removing vast quantities of carbon from the atmosphere. climate engineering and it is looking more practical. Several recent reviews of these ideas conclude that cooling the planet would be technically feasible and economically affordable. There are still plenty of skeptics, but even they have started calling for more research into climate engineering. The skeptics understandably fear the unintended consequences of tampering with the planet’s thermostat, but they also fear the possibility...
  • Obama Admin: Cap And Trade Could Cost Families $1,761 A Year

    09/16/2009 6:24:25 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 38 replies · 2,181+ views
    cbs ^ | 9/15/2009 | Declan McCullagh
    The Obama administration has privately concluded that a cap and trade law would cost American taxpayers up to $200 billion a year, the equivalent of hiking personal income taxes by about 15 percent. A previously unreleased analysis prepared by the U.S. Department of Treasury says the total in new taxes would be between $100 billion to $200 billion a year. At the upper end of the administration's estimate, the cost per American household would be an extra $1,761 a year.
  • Schwarzenegger to veto renewable energy bills (and issue an executive order with the same mandate)

    09/13/2009 8:08:45 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 943+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2009 | Juliet Williams
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office said Saturday that he would veto legislation requiring a third of California's energy to come from renewable sources by 2020, choosing instead to mandate the change through an executive order. The Democratic bills that passed the state Legislature just before the end of the legislative session Friday would have set up the most aggressive renewable energy standards in the nation. But they also sought to limit the amount of energy from sources such as wind, solar and geothermal that could come from out-of-state. Schwarzenegger and some energy producers said the legislation would set...
  • Confirmed: global warming zealots hate people

    09/09/2009 9:33:59 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 8 replies · 590+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | September 9, 2009 | Janet Daley
    I’ve always suspected this. There can be only one logical conclusion to the anthropogenic global warming campaign: eliminate human beings. Or, at least, reduce to a minimum their number on the planet. Have you had the sneaking suspicion that climate change activists were seeking to suppress every possible life-enhancing human activity from a long hot bath to a long-haul flight to an exotic destination? Have you ever had the sense that they would actually prefer it if you just ceased to occupy space on the earth, using up - as you do - its precious resources to facilitate your own...
  • Maine Envirowackos rally for green jobs, more poverty and unemployment

    09/04/2009 9:27:45 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies · 743+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 9/4/09 | MainestateGOP
    Yesterday at monument square in Portland, liberal envirowackos from all over Maine rallied to shrill for lower standards of living for Maine residents in the name of the greenhouse myth, not to mention helping the government grow bigger and take away more of our hard earned money. The rally, which featured city council members, teamsters, America hating communists and others also circulated petitions calling for green energy in Maine, cap and trade and green jobs. The truth is that Maine is already strangled by environmental regulations against the economy. WE told you a year ago about a plan to build...
  • How GE’s green lobbying is killing U.S. factory jobs

    08/28/2009 1:50:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies · 1,152+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | August 28, 2009 | Timothy P. Carney
    ‘Government did us in,” says Dwayne Madigan, whose job will terminate when General Electric closes one its factory next July. Madigan makes a product that will soon be illegal to sell in the U.S.: a regular incandescent bulb. Two years ago, his employer, GE, lobbied in favor of the law that will outlaw the bulbs. Madigan’s colleagues, waiting for their evening shift to begin, all know that GE is replacing the incandescent for now with compact fluorescents bulbs, which GE manufactures in China. Last month, GE announced it will close the Winchester Bulb Plant 80 miles west of Washington, D.C.,...
  • US unions, green groups to stump for climate change bill

    08/18/2009 2:23:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,107+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/18 | af
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US labor unions and environmental groups on Tuesday announced plans for a nationwide campaign to boost support for legislation to promote "clean energy" and battle climate change. The 'Made In America' Jobs Tour will open Thursday in Ohio -- a critical political battleground in US presidential elections -- and visit 50 sites in 22 US states, including other major toss-ups, the coalition said in a statement. Leaders of the United Steelworkers, Service Employees International Union, Utility Workers Union of America were to join heads of major US environmental groups on a conference call Wednesday to formally launch...
  • Weather records are a state secret

    08/10/2009 8:51:15 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 15 replies · 2,168+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 08/01/09 | Christopher Booker
    "One cause of the blunders that have made the Met Office a laughing stock is less widely appreciated, however. It is that the multi-million pound computer it uses to assist its short-term forecasting for Britain is also one of the four main official sources of data used by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to predict global warming. In this respect the IPCC's computer models have proved just as wrong in predicting global temperatures as the Met Office has been in forecasting those mild winters and heatwave summers." "In recent months, in fact, a curious little drama has...
  • Will Russia Drill Off Florida's Coast?

    08/05/2009 5:13:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies · 3,692+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 5, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: As Russian attack submarines patrol our eastern seaboard, Moscow signs a deal to help Castro's Cuba drill for oil off the Florida coast. In Moscow and Havana, the cry is "Drill, Comrade, Drill!"Two Russian nuclear attack submarines have taken up positions along our East Coast in recent days, another sign of renewed assertiveness by the former communist giant. The move comes as Moscow inks a deal with the communist relic of Cuba to drill for oil we refuse to go after. The submarines are of the Akula class, a counterpart to the Los Angeles class attack subs of the...
  • HR 2749: Food Safety’s Scorched Earth Policy

    07/23/2009 5:11:36 AM PDT · by FromLori · 69 replies · 2,423+ views
    Farm Wars ^ | 7/22/09
    HR 2749 is being rushed through Congress, and the house may look to suspend the rules and fast track the bill at Obama’s request. Just what can we expect from this legislation? A lot more of the following: Dick Peixoto planted hedges of fennel and flowering cilantro around his organic vegetable fields in the Pajaro Valley near Watsonville to harbor beneficial insects, an alternative to pesticides. He has since ripped out such plants in the name of food safety, because his big customers demand sterile buffers around his crops. No vegetation. No water. No wildlife of any kind. “I was...
  • Obama’s latest“In Your Face”: “Green Czar” admits he’s a Communist with arrest record

    07/14/2009 6:08:53 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 77 replies · 4,671+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | July 14, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is really frightening. We warned Americans Barack Obama is a Marxist who would govern through dangerous people. Obama’s new Czar, for “Green Jobs” Anthony “Van” Jones freely admits he’s a proud San Francisco Communist with an arrest record. Because the media has no integrity and works against us, except for Fox News, we have heard little or nothing about this. The amount of damage this confirmed member of Obama’s secret “cabinet” will do as “Green Czar” is frightening to the core. With his signature this radical unelected party apparatchik will be able to crush America’s economy to help Obama’s...
  • UK seeks climate change fund for world's poor (Global Wealth Redistribution)

    06/26/2009 12:13:21 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 15 replies · 880+ views
    "Wealthy nations should establish a fund that could spend $100 billion a year helping the world's poorest countries to tackle climate change, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Friday. Calling for the fund to be in place by 2020, Brown said that wealthier nations would be able to raise funds through the expansion of international carbon trading market - in which carbon reductions achieved by one company can be sold to another - and existing development aid. Environment ministers from industrialized nations first discussed proposals for the creation of such a fund at a conference in Denmark last month. Campaigners...
  • Vote Set on House Climate Bill (Waxman-Markey, this Friday)

    06/23/2009 10:24:26 PM PDT · by flattorney · 47 replies · 5,328+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2009 | Steven Mufson
    ABSTRACT: Democratic leaders in the House have scheduled a Friday vote on a climate change bill that would establish a complex cap-and-trade system to limit the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, a priority for President Obama. The House Rules Committee unveiled the latest version of the bill, which weighs in at 1,201 pages. It features new items such as $7.5 billion in "green bonds" for a new federal financing agency called the Clean Energy Deployment Administration, extra emission allowances for politically powerful rural electric cooperatives, greater flexibility for states that want to use free allowances for mass transit, and tweaks benefiting...
  • Coal lobby fights back on climate bill (Stealth Energy Tax)

    06/20/2009 2:05:09 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 5 replies · 568+ views
    The Hill ^ | 06/18/09 | Jim Snyder
    The coal industry is pushing back against a climate change bill that would likely curb coal use by circulating a map that shows which states would see their electric bills increase the most under the legislation. But supporters of the bill say the industry’s figures are off the mark and don’t factor in ways the bill will offset rising energy costs or the jobs that it will create. Lobbying has intensified, with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) pressing for a floor vote next week. Waxman reported progress on Thursday in talks with Democrats from rural states who...
  • Share Study: Tighter Fuel Economy Standards Will Boost New England Economy

    06/08/2009 2:55:47 PM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies · 670+ views
    MBPN ^ | 6/8/09 | Some Moron
    A new study indicates that new fuel economy standards announced last month by President Barack Obama will give New England's economy a $10 billion dollar boost over the next 15 years. The new standards will increase the average mileage for light-duty vehicles from 25.4 to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. That will save enough fuel to free up billions of dollars to reinvestment back into the local and regional economy, say researchers from the University of New Hampshire's Carbon Solutions New England. CSNE Director Cameron Wake, the report's author, says light-duty motor vehicles, which include passenger cars, light trucks,...
  • Austin, Texas Requires Green Audit for Real Estate or Face Criminal Charges

    06/04/2009 6:26:50 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 74 replies · 2,441+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 4, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    The government is continuing to encroach on freedoms more and more in the name of climate change. Case in point: An ordinance that went into effect June 1 stating if you sell your home in Austin, Texas and you fail to get a clean energy "green" audit, you will likely face criminal charges. According to an ordinance passed by the Austin City Council passed in November 2008, any home 10 years or older will require an "Energy Conservation Audit. Failure to comply - criminal charges as explained by the local community-owned electric utility: ...more (w/video)...
  • Making a Mockery of Being Green ("The Goode Family")

    05/26/2009 10:24:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies · 1,665+ views
    WSJ ^ | 5/22/2009 | JAMIN BROPHY-WARREN
    Director Mike Judge’s new animated television series “The Goode Family” is a send-up of a clan of environmentalists who live by the words “What would Al Gore do?” Gerald and Helen Goode want nothing more than to minimize their carbon footprint. They feed their dog, Che, only veggies (much to the pet’s dismay) and Mr. Goode dutifully separates sheets of toilet paper when his wife accidentally buys two-ply. And, of course, the family drives a hybrid. On Wednesday at 9 p.m., “The Goode Family” will have its premiere on ABC and become the first animated series on the network’s prime-time...
  • The Goode Family (new animated sitcom skewers liberals)

    05/22/2009 5:23:30 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 55 replies · 2,193+ views
    ABC Television ^ | May 22, 2009 | Anon
    This will frost their behinds...the holier than thou libtards will not be able to deal with being laughed at. The Goode family's motto is "What would Al Gore Do?" They wanted to adopt an African child but wound up with a white kid from South Africa. Their dog is forced to be a vegan like them, but eats all the pets in the neighborhood. It looks pretty funny. The creator is Mike Judge of Beavis and Butt-Head fame. Check out the clips on the site...the pilot will be broadcast on May 27.
  • The America Hating Kids Enviro Video Coming Soon to Your School

    05/12/2009 6:33:35 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies · 820+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 5/13/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    A new propaganda video created by an extreme environmental activist is making its way into America's classrooms and The New York Times loves the whole idea. Enviro obsessive Annie Leonard, Greenpeace member and activist, has created a 20 minute video filled with anti-capitalist, anti-American propaganda to encourage kids to eschew "stuff," calling the presentation "The Story of Stuff." Leonard's propaganda piece is so anti-American she even begins her video by saying that her "friends" say she should describe the United States by using the symbol of a military tank because "it's true in many countries and increasingly in our own."...
  • The Simple Life? No Thanks: American resent having to downsize due to the economy

    05/01/2009 9:56:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies · 1,385+ views
    Adweek ^ | 5/1/09 | Mark Dolliver
    Even if economists are correct in detecting "green shoots" in the economy, a new survey shows the cumulative effect of the recession still growing in its impact on U.S. households. And, with all due respect to the joys of frugality, many people resent having had to downsize their lifestyles.
  • ‘Greed?’: Gore Gets Testy When Grilled About Investments in Green Companies (video)

    04/25/2009 11:00:41 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies · 2,038+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | April 25, 2009
    "You don't know me."
  • Electricity providers say plan would raise prices

    04/23/2009 10:28:03 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 537+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2009 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers will face higher electricity prices if Congress passes a global warming bill without giving utilities some allowances to emit greenhouse gases, electricity providers warned Thursday. "Revenues associated with pricing greenhouse gases would be returned to the very consumers who would be at risk for paying higher energy prices," said Richard Morgan, who leads the District of Columbia's Public Service Commission.
  • Appeals court cancels offshore drilling program

    04/17/2009 10:15:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 1,802+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 17, 2009 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Bush administration did not properly study the environmental impact of expanding oil and gas drilling off the Alaska coast and canceled a program to find new reserves. A three-judge panel in Washington found that the Bush-era Interior Department failed to consider the effect on the environment and marine life before it began the process in August 2005 to expand an oil and gas leasing program in the Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi seas. The appeals court ordered the department, now run by President Barack Obama's appointee Ken Salazar, to analyze...
  • Envirofascist law turns Spokane residents into bootleggers

    03/30/2009 9:24:45 AM PDT · by soccermom · 35 replies · 983+ views
    AP in Belleville News Democrat ^ | March 28, 2009 | soccermom
    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. But it's not easy to get sparkling dishes when you go green....
  • U.N. 'Climate Change' Plan Would Likely Shift Trillions to Form New World Economy

    A United Nations document on "climate change" that will be distributed to a major environmental conclave next week envisions a huge reordering of the world economy, likely involving trillions of dollars in wealth transfer, millions of job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse gas abatement schemes and carbon taxes — all under the supervision of the world body.
  • Madness, from D.C. to Denver (NOW, we can take over Agriculture - or at least TAX IT TO DEATH)

    03/13/2009 9:15:06 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 63 replies · 2,044+ views
    summit daily ^ | March 10 | Liddick
    Have we all suddenly gone mad? Have our wits suddenly deserted us? Has common sense been completely routed from our lives? The indications are not good. In a little-noticed verdict last week, a U.S. District Court of Appeals has decided that the Clean Air Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to act against farmers who endanger public health by kicking up dust in the course of their business. Expect anti-dust regulations and fines to follow. For those unfamiliar with pastoral activities, allow me to enlighten: I grew up on a farm, and can personally attest that most types of agriculture...
  • Video: Environmentalists Target Toilet Paper

    03/03/2009 8:30:15 AM PST · by careyb · 25 replies · 829+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/3/09 | Fox News
    Megyn Kelly is way too easy on this guy.
  • Caption these unemployed libtards (aka 'Youth Activists')

    03/03/2009 6:18:18 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 42 replies · 1,410+ views
    me ^ | 3/3/09 | me
  • Media Credibility, Not Ice Caps, In Meltdown

    02/23/2009 8:32:28 AM PST · by neverdem · 43 replies · 2,002+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2009 | Peter C Glover
    Eco-warriors and media hype aside, the fact is, as we head into 2009, that the world's ice mass has been expanding not contracting. Which will surprise evening news junkies fed a diet of polar bears floating about on ice floes and snow shelves falling into the oceans. But if a whole series of reports on ice growth in the Arctic, the Antarctic and among glaciers are right, then it is truth in the mainstream media (MSM) that's in meltdown not the polar ice caps. The problem for the MSM is that it long ago nailed its colors to the climate...
  • Hold Your Breath - Obama Set to Regulate Carbon Dioxide

    02/22/2009 8:56:52 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 11 replies · 731+ views
    It's hard to imagine a rationale that would have the government declare each and every person in America a danger to the environment, but that's exactly what Obama's new Global Warming Czar, Carol Browner, just did...
  • Green ideology ‘as deadly as Communism’

    02/10/2009 6:44:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies · 640+ views ^ | 6 February 2009 | Simon Caldwell
    A Catholic charity has launched a scathing attack on the Green movement, describing the excesses of environmentalism as an ideology every bit as dangerous as Communism. While global warming should be a "crucial issue" for the Church, worshippers must be deeply sceptical about many of the claims made by the environmentalist lobby, a new booklet published by the bishops of England and Wales has said. Written by Russell Sparkes, an expert in ethical investments, it argues that there is a proven tendency among some "Deep Green" activists to exaggerate the threat of global warming to vindicate their calls for government...
  • Ashley Judd, Sarah Palin at odds over aerial wolf hunt

    02/07/2009 2:21:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,482+ views
    CNN ^ | February 7, 2009
    Actress Ashley Judd says a wolf management program backed by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is "incredibly savage ... it's not right, it's not appropriate, it makes no sense on any level." Appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live," Judd repeated her criticism of a program that allows hunters firing from aircraft to shoot wolves to thin the numbers of the animals. Judd recently appeared in a video for the Washington-based Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, which also opposes the Palin-backed aerial hunting program. Referring to the former Republican vice presidential candidate by name in the video, Judd says that Palin is...
  • Crowds leave cups, gloves _ even flags _ on Mall

    01/20/2009 3:37:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 78 replies · 3,867+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 20 January 2009
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Inaugural revelers are lucky they didn't get fined for littering. As crowds cleared the city Tuesday, their trash covered the National Mall and Washington Monument grounds after President Barack Obama's inauguration. They left behind plastic bottles, newspapers, food wrappers, gloves and even American flags they had been waving. Trash bins overflowed with items people tossed. Twenty-one-year-old Laura Wiesner of Youngstown, Ohio, was on the cluttered Mall near the Smithsonian's American History Museum. She says people's quick exit - and failure to pick up after themselves - was a stark contrast to how grand the event had...
  • Petition to save CFC inhalers (New ozone-friendly asthma medications don't work)

    05/30/2008 7:26:51 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 24 replies · 2,611+ views & FDA ^ | 5/30/08 | AngieGal
    The following petition has 2,200 signatures. Also please file any complaints with the FDA (Medwatch Reporting Form). Here is the link. Find the blue Begin button to the right to start. Text of petition: The FDA, in compliance with the Montreal Protocol, has banned the use of life-saving CFC propellant albuterol asthma rescue inhalers in order to help restore the ozone layer, even though it has been widely acknowledged that these CFC inhaler emissions are too trivial to harm the ozone layer: Leslie Hendeles, University of Florida Professor of Pharmacy and Pediatrics, has noted that CFC inhalers release negligible...
  • Solar Power Plant Construction Halted Due to Endangered Squirrel

    01/08/2009 11:57:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies · 1,916+ views ^ | 1-10-09 | Staff
    (Dry Desert, California) The unexpected discovery of a nest of red-cheeked squirrels amidst the huge, partially constructed MegaPyre Solar Power plant has halted construction, casting doubt on the viability of what has been considered to be the environmentalist's crown jewel of renewable power facilities. The 20 gigawatt plant was expected to provide electricity to much of southern California, and was only 6 months away from completion when the nest of squirrels, which are on the endangered species list, was found. Due to federal regulations regarding endangered species, moving the nest to another location is not permitted. The situation has confounded...
  • Oil slides 8 percent as OPEC cut seen too little (MSM wants higher oil)

    12/17/2008 12:33:23 PM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 72 replies · 1,799+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices dropped to their lowest in more than four years on Wednesday after OPEC announced a record supply cut that dealers said may fail to fully offset slumping world energy demand. U.S. crude oil prices fell $3.54 to settle at $40.06 a barrel after dipping below $40 for first time since July 2004. London Brent fell $1.12 to $45.53. Oil prices have fallen more than $100 since July as a global financial crisis cuts into consumer and industrial fuel demand, and top forecasters are now predicting the first decline in world energy use since 1983....
  • The EPA Climate Change Kids Site (scary stuff)

    12/15/2008 10:35:53 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 29 replies · 763+ views
    (excerpted from one section) Greenhouse Effect ... Can We Change the Climate? It may seem hard to believe that people can actually change the Earth’s climate. But scientists think that the things people do that send greenhouse gases into the air are making our planet warmer. All use energy. But we need to use energy wisely if we want to slow global warming. Once, all climate changes occurred naturally. However, during the Industrial Revolution, we began altering our climate and environment through agricultural and industrial practices. The Industrial Revolution was a time when people began using machines to make life...
  • Science paves way for climate lawsuits (against oil & power companies)

    12/09/2008 1:58:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 722+ views
    The London Guardian ^ | December 9, 2008 | David Adam and Afua Hirsch
    People affected by worsening storms, heatwaves and floods could soon be able to sue the oil and power companies they blame for global warming, a leading climate expert has said. Myles Allen, a physicist at Oxford University, said a breakthrough that allows scientists to judge the role man-made climate change played in extreme weather events could see a rush to the courts over the next decade. He said: "We are starting to get to the point that when an adverse weather event occurs we can quantify how much more likely it was made by human activity. And people adversely affected...
  • UK: Stansted paralysed after climate change protesters break into airport and storm runway

    12/07/2008 11:45:29 PM PST · by Stoat · 41 replies · 2,363+ views
    Flights at Stansted were today grounded after at least 50 climate change protesters broke into the airport and occupied a runway.Activists cut through fencing and once on the landing strip chained themselves together and surrounded themselves with their security fencing to create a ‘fort’.Members of the Plane Stupid organisation, who are protesting against the proposed second runway, grounded flights after achieving their aim of closing the airstrip. The occupied runway had been due to reopen at 5am. Airlines were told to divert their planes in the skies and, although the airport terminal has been opened to passengers, no aircraft...
  • NYT Counts on Obama To Go Crazy Green Despite Economy

    11/27/2008 5:19:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies · 692+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to environmental wackiness, how far gone is the New York Times? Perhaps all we need to know is that in its editorial of today the Times calls the Kyoto Protocol: a modest first effort to control global greenhouse gas emissions. Modest? In terms of benefits, yes. According to Junk Science, it's widely acknowledged that the complete implementation of Kyoto would lead to a temperature saving of 0.07 °C by the year 2050. But there's nothing modest about Kyoto's cost. Junk Science estimates that to lower global temperatures by 1 °C would set the world economy back ....
  • I'm too terrified of jail to carry on, says eco-warrior (reality check for 'Face'of activism chic)

    10/15/2008 12:00:18 PM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies · 1,451+ views
    The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | October 15, 2008 | Benedict Moore-Bridger
    Tamsin Omond: Retiring from the 'frontline' I'm too terrified of jail to carry on, says eco-warriorBenedict Moore-Bridger 15.10.08     CAMBRIDGE graduate and "face" of the climate change campaign Tamsin Omond today revealed she was withdrawing from frontline action, admitting the thought of prison "terrifies" her.The 23-year-old told the Standard that her first full night behind bars had given her a "reality check", and how her parents are now concerned for her future.Ms Omond became one of the leading names in climate change campaigning after joining the so-called "Commons Five" who scaled Parliament in February to protest over plans...
  • Affidavit: Southlake man keyed more than one Hummer

    09/23/2008 4:22:26 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 17 replies · 230+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 9/23/08 | Bill Miller
    A self-confessed hostility toward people who drive Hummers, along with worries about family and finances, prompted a 72-year-old Southlake man to scratch paint on five of the sports utility vehicles, police said.... The vehicles, he complained, "have a big carbon footprint and they use four times as much gas as the rest of us," according to the affidavit. Detective K. Fulgium, who wrote the affidavit, also said Jeppe complained that Hummer drivers take two parking spaces and "park wherever they want." Jeppe told Fulgium that he is a member of two well-known environmental groups....Police subsequently learned that the man was...
  • Calls for offshore drilling signal national shift

    09/17/2008 9:41:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 256+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 9/17/2008 | Scott Hadley
    It took 4.2 million gallons of oil spewing from a blowout at a rig in the Santa Barbara Channel 40 years ago to ignite the modern conservation movement, trigger new environmental protections and lead to a moratorium on new offshore oil drilling. But the high price of a gallon of gasoline is fueling a change in attitude. Recent national polls indicate that seven out of 10 people support new drilling offshore along the federal outer continental shelf, which extends from three to 200 miles beyond the shore. If costly new exploration in those areas is allowed, oil from those fields...
  • Environmentalism Is the Threat—Part III

    09/15/2008 11:54:07 AM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 4 replies · 127+ views
    Independent Individualist ^ | Aug 27, 2008 | Reginald Firehammer
    Environmentalism Is the Threat—Part III Time to Start Taking Names [Articles in this series: 1. Evil Incarnate | 2. Green Hegemony | 3. Environmentalism Is the Threat—Part I, Part II, Part III] Things like weather, climate, animal populations, extinctions, long-term ecological relationships, and the behavior of the seas are impossible to predict because, as we've seen: 1. there are too many causative variables bearing on all these kinds of things and they can never all be known, 2. life itself is always unpredictable, and 3. because all these kinds of things are determine by chaos-theory type cycles, usually many of...
  • California's Tighter Green-Energy Plan Advances

    09/13/2008 9:55:25 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 129+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2008 | Rebecca Smith
    California's two energy agencies Friday endorsed a plan that would require utilities to obtain a third of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The California Energy Commission, a policy-and-planning agency, and the California Public Utilities Commission, which regulates utilities, issued the joint recommendation that, if implemented, would be the most ambitious renewable-energy plan in the U.S. But the target raises questions about how much the goal could cost consumers. The plan's price tag is "the question of the hour," says Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, an economist who chairs the California Energy Commission. She endorses the goal but said it could be...
  • Environmentalism is a Religion (Photographic Proof)

    09/12/2008 7:23:17 PM PDT · by vadum · 40 replies · 218+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | September 12, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    * * * * *The spectators shown in the photo above are watching four tree-sitters come down from a 90-foot redwood at UC Berkeley, ending a 21-month sit-in. The protesters had been trying to block the razing of a forest to make way for development. What else is there to say?

    09/05/2008 12:01:04 PM PDT · by JewishRighter · 102 replies · 1,728+ views
    You MUST see this video. It is hilarious. The people in it are actually serious.
  • Environmentalists can't corral Palin (barf)

    09/04/2008 7:01:59 AM PDT · by library user · 11 replies · 167+ views
    AP/Sign On San Diego ^ | September 04, 2008 | by Dina Cappiello
    ** EXCERPT ** WASHINGTON – At the National Governors Association conference where she first met John McCain, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had other business: making her case to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne against classifying the polar bear as a threatened species. Months later she sued Kempthorne, arguing that the Bush administration didn't use the best science in concluding that without further protection, the polar bear faces eventual extinction because of disappearing sea ice as the result of global warming. Palin, McCain's vice presidential running mate, has had frequent run-ins with environmentalists. In her 20 months as governor, Palin has questioned...
  • Do We Have the Will to Drill? Environmentalists’ New Strategy to Kill Energy Exploration

    09/02/2008 7:15:19 AM PDT · by vadum · 7 replies · 186+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | September 2008 | Danny Smith
    Summary: The debate over energy and environmental policy has taken a surprising turn. With gasoline hovering around $4 a gallon, environmental groups are on the defensive. Americans want lower gas prices but environmentalists want to use high fuel prices to force dramatic changes on society. Many greens continue to oppose all new energy production, but the major environmental groups have a new strategy. They think their allies in Congress can convince the public that more oil won’t lower gas prices. ... Today’s green activists take their cues from professional pessimists like Paul Ehrlich. He’s the Stanford University professor who famously...