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  • Evangelicals Oppose Drilling in the Arctic Refuge

    06/18/2018 9:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/18/2018 | Mitch Hescox
    Over 16,000 pro-life Christians have recently signed a petition asking that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be protected from drilling. The reason we are speaking out is because we are "called by God to be a steward of America's majesty." And the Arctic Refuge is one of the most majestic places in our nation. Unfortunately, the Arctic Refuge has never been more imperiled. After four decades of attempts, last year drilling proponents succeeded in attaching an amendment allowing drilling to a must-pass spending bill. Even past staunch Republican defenders of the Arctic Refuge voted the wrong way this time. Before...
  • Schwarzenegger challenges Trump to join green energy efforts

    05/15/2018 12:12:08 PM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/15/2018 | Matt Vespa
    VIENNA (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging President Donald Trump to join in efforts to promote green energy, saying he would have "a lot of victories." The former California governor spoke Tuesday at the R20 Austrian World Summit, an offshoot of a Schwarzenegger climate change initiative. Schwarzenegger has sparred with Trump, who last year announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Schwarzenegger said: "Those of you who resist because you can't imagine success without fossil fuels: we ask you to join us. Everyone. Also you, President Trump: Join us." He added: "You said ... you want to have...
  • Karenna Gore: Religious Leaders Should Urge Climate Activism on 'Moral and Spiritual Level'

    05/14/2018 8:24:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/13/2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Karenna Gore, director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, urged the Catholic Church and other “faith communities” to become climate change activists and preach about taking action on the issue. “I actually think that [preaching is] one of the main things that could actually break through on this issue. One of the ways that we could break through on this issue is if people really start to think deeply on another level about it; on a moral and spiritual level and are moved from a different kind of place to take action, to raise it with...
  • California Moves Forward With Plan To Require Solar Panels On New Homes

    05/10/2018 8:45:07 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 36 replies
    NPR ^ | May 9, 20185:12 PM ET | Camila Domonoske
    A state board in California has approved a proposal to require solar panels on all new homes beginning in 2020, a measure that would increase the cost of new construction but provide savings on utilities — and help the state meet ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. California, which is routinely a leader in environmental regulatory efforts, would be the first state in the country with such a requirement. Several cities, including San Francisco and South Miami, Fla., have residential solar panel requirements. The new rule in California would cover all low-rise residential buildings, although houses that are frequently...
  • Trump sculpture on Arctic glacier planned as climate-change protest

    05/11/2018 6:45:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 11, 2018 | By Benjamin Brown
    Although President Donald Trump might be skeptical of climate change (or global warming, if you prefer), activists in Finland hope to use the commander-in-chief's likeness to draw awareness to the issue. They plan to carve Trump's image into the side of an Arctic glacier. The group, called Melting Ice, is looking to raise 400,00 Euros (about $476,988) to fund "Project Trumpmore," and create the roughly 115 foot-tall ice sculpture in a glacier that is melting. "We don't simply want to build a monument, we want the project to be bigger and raise the topic of climate change on a broader...
  • California to become first U.S. state mandating solar on new homes

    05/08/2018 8:29:19 AM PDT · by socal_parrot · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5/4/18 | Jeff Collins
    For seven years, a handful of homebuilders offered solar as an optional item to buyers willing to pay extra to go green. Now, California is on the verge of making solar standard on virtually every new home built in the Golden State.
  • Wet wipes could face wipe-out in plastic clean-up

    05/08/2018 7:26:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | May 8, 2018
    Wet wipes, used for sticky fingers and removing eye make-up, as well as on other parts of the anatomy, could themselves be wiped out over the next couple of decades. The government says its plan to eliminate plastic waste "includes single use products like wet wipes". The wipes contain non-biodegradable plastic. So manufacturers will either have to develop plastic-free wipes or consumers will have to go without. Wet wipes are behind 93% of blockages in UK sewers, a key element of the infamous giant obstacles known as fatbergs, according to Water UK, the trade body representing all of the main...
  • California to become first U.S. state mandating solar on new homes

    05/04/2018 6:36:58 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 72 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 05/04/18 | Jeff Collins
    For seven years, a handful of homebuilders offered solar as an optional item to buyers willing to pay extra to go green. Now, California is on the verge of making solar standard on virtually every new home built in the Golden State. The California Energy Commission is scheduled to vote Wednesday, May 9, on new energy standards mandating most new homes have solar panels starting in 2020. If approved as expected, solar installations on new homes will skyrocket. Just 15 percent to 20 percent of new single-family homes built include solar, according to Bob Raymer, technical director for the California...
  • 8 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the Time of the First Earth Day In 1970.

    04/24/2018 5:13:48 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    FEE ^ | April 22, 2018 | Mark J. Perry
    In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, and in the years following, there was a “torrent of apocalyptic predictions” and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article.
  • New York Lawyer Burns Himself To Death In Protest (against Fossil Fuels)

    04/15/2018 12:21:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | Chantal De Silva
    A prominent New York lawyer has died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park to protest against the use of fossil fuels. David Buckel, 60, had been well-known for his work on behalf of the LGBT community, as well as with environmental groups. A suicide note near the lawyer's remains said he had immolated himself using fossil fuel to symbolize the damage humans are doing to the Earth. Buckel had also reportedly sent the note to multiple news outlets, including The New York Times, warning that people were dying early deaths as a result of breathing in bad...
  • Top LGBT rights lawyer sets himself on fire at Brooklyn park in protest suicide

    04/15/2018 5:31:51 AM PDT · by Hadean · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/14/2018 | John Bowden
    A prominent LGBTQ rights lawyer died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday. David Buckel, 60, killed himself after sending messages to multiple news outlets including The New York Times claiming his intentions to set himself on fire to protest the world's usage of fossil fuels at the expense of the environment. "Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather," Buckel wrote the Times in an email. "Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result - my early death...
  • 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...
  • Four Reasons Snowy Springs Don’t Disprove Global Warming

    04/06/2018 6:44:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 6, 2018 | by JAY MICHAELSON
    It’s going to be very cold this weekend in the Northeast. That doesn’t mean the climate isn’t changing. A record-cold “Arctic Blast” is set to hit the East Coast this weekend. And undoubtedly, some people will point to it and say that it proves global warming isn’t for real. That’s totally false: categorically, definitely, unequivocally, scientifically false. And yet it’s made over and over and over again by climate denialists and their paid-for politicians in Washington. Here, then, is the definitive list of four reasons that cold winters do not disprove global warming. 1. Climate Is Personality, Weather Is a...
  • Evangelical Christian: Climate Change Is ‘The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis of Our Times’

    03/10/2018 9:52:43 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/10/2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    Hailed as “a climate change evangelist,” Katharine Hayhoe believes that her Christian faith obliges her to preach the word about climate change, especially to climate skeptics. An atmospheric scientist and evangelical Christian, Hayhoe is a firm believer in manmade climate change and recently addressed a UN-sponsored climate change conference in Edmonton, Alberta, on the woes that await the human race if global warming is not curbed. Hayhoe teaches political science at Texas Tech University and is also the CEO of the consulting firm ATMOS Research and Consulting, which specializes in preparing organizations of all sorts to face the impact of...
  • California Considers $1,000 Fine for Waiters Offering Unsolicited Plastic Straws

    01/27/2018 3:05:14 PM PST · by Hadean · 37 replies
    Reason.com ^ | Jan. 27, 2018 | Christian Britschgi
    Ian Calderon wants restaurateurs to think long and hard before giving you a straw. Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California's lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon's law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. "We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans," Calderon explained in a...
  • New California Bill: Waiters Will Serve 6 Months In Prison For Handing Out ‘Unsolicited’ Straws

    01/27/2018 1:52:29 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 79 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | January 25, 2018 at 1:24pm | By Caterine DeCicco
    A California lawmaker has introduced a new bill that would make it illegal to distribute single-use straws to consumers at restaurants unless specifically requested. Ian Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California’s lower house, brought forth Assembly Bill 1884, citing environmental protection as a reason to discourage the use of “single use straws,” typically distributed with soft drinks, smoothies, and coffee, which are then disposed of after being used. “We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans,” Calderon stated in a media release. “AB 1884...
  • Oscars snub Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth sequel

    01/24/2018 10:39:41 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/24/2018 | rick moran
    Is climate change losing its luster as an issue for the Hollywood left? Or have so many "Inconvenient Truths" about global warming been debunked that it has forced Hollywood into an embarrassed silence? The sequel to Al Gore's 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth released in 2017 and titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, failed to pick up a single Oscar nomination. The 2006 film won "Best Documentary" and "Best Song."
  • Scott Pruitt’s First Year Set The EPA Back Anywhere From A Few Years To 3 Decades

    01/20/2018 10:13:26 AM PST · by yoe · 78 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | January 20, 2018 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Shortly after taking office, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt set out to permanently limit the agency’s regulatory power in what he billed as a “Back to Basics” agenda focusing on cleaning up toxic waste and providing safe drinking water ― but not curbing new industrial pollution.
  • Alarmist Scientists Announce the Latest Climate Change Threat: Mutant Transgender Turtles

    01/11/2018 11:51:21 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    BreitbART ^ | January 10, 2018 | by JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Alarmist scientists have found a terrifying new ‘ climate change’ threat: mutant transgender turtles. Their study, titled Environmental Warming and Feminization of One of the Largest Sea Turtle Populations in the World, warns that global warming could turn the world’s sea turtle populations female, possibly leading to their extinction. The study authors, from NOAA’s Marine Mammal and Turtle division in La Jolla, California, analyzed sea turtle populations on beaches at the northern and southern ends of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
  • ‘Scientific American’: Climate Change May Have Helped Spark Iran’s Protests

    01/11/2018 10:39:34 AM PST · by bar sin·is·ter · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    A recent article in the Scientific American titled “Climate Change May Have Helped Spark Iran’s Protests” suggests climate – not Iran’s active export of terrorism and neglect of its civilian population – is responsible for the second consecutive week of protests in the Islamic Republic. “The impacts of climate change are among the environmental challenges facing Iran that helped spark protests in dozens of cities across the Islamic republic,” the publication wrote. At least 22 people have died during the protests, which began on December 28. One young man, 23-year-old Sina Ghanbari, reportedly died while in custody at Iran’s notorious...