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  • Submit Your Comments on the EPA’s Power Plant Rule

    10/01/2014 8:19:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    friends.channeldemocracy.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | Unknown
    EPA has proposed one of the largest, most expensive regulations in American history. These rules will impact our entire economy, hurt America’s diverse energy portfolio, and result in higher electricity prices while having little benefit to the environment. EPA is asking for public comment on this vast, regulatory overreach between now and December 1, 2014. We need you to share your views with EPA by sending the letter below, or using the open space to personally tell EPA how higher energy prices will impact you, your business, and your family.
  • Martini Meltdown

    09/28/2014 9:31:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/28/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    The Sunday Times has reached a new height of incoherence with its science editor’s, (Jonathan Leake) column on Arctic ice cap in ‘death spiral.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. The ice cover in the Antarctic has recently reached a new all-(recorded)-time extent and the ice cover in the Arctic appears to be on a similar path. No wonder as the frost-free days in the Arctic, above 80 N have been fewer in the last two summers and the last winter in North America was brutally cold and long.
  • The Climate Change Industry

    09/26/2014 8:38:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/26/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The "climate change industry" has become such a religion of environmentalism gone berserk that they are now trying to ban farming
  • A Green Scam

    09/25/2014 11:52:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 9/25/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    In this corner, we have a human-rights lawyer representing the interests of indigenous people in the Amazon residing in a remote corner of Ecuador polluted by the by-products of oil exploration; in the opposite corner we have Chevron, a multinational petroleum behemoth with billions of dollars in cash on hand but refusing to part with a dollar in the cause of justice for the beleaguered Ecuadorian tribesmen. It is a testament to the vapidness, incuriosity, and corruption of the intellectual classes, from the editors of Vanity Fair to celebrity activists such as Mr. and Mrs. Sting, that this black-hats/white-hats version...
  • Changing the Climate, One Mansion at a Time

    09/25/2014 6:28:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/25/2014 | Ethel C. Fenig
    ..."Climate change is compromising the very livability of our planet," the actor, sporting a long, scraggly beard and long hair pulled back into a bun, said as he accepted the Clinton Global Citizen Award for philanthropy. That reducing carbon emissions might compromise the very livability of millions, denying them electricity, clean water, adequate food, heat and other luxuries -- or else making them very expensive -- seems to be irrelevant to DiCaprio, Kennedy, and their acolytes who will not suffer the consequences of their policies.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Tells U.N. That Climate Change Crisis Is Now Beyond Personal Choices

    09/24/2014 7:05:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 81 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/23/2014 | Randy Hall |
    During the United Nations Climate Action Summit at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, Leonardo DiCaprio -- who was recently named the “Messenger of Peace” for the international organization -- told those in attendance that it's “time to answer the greatest challenge of our existence on this planet. … You can make history or be vilified by it.” “To be clear, this is not about just telling people to change their light bulbs or to buy a hybrid car,” DiCaprio said. “This disaster has grown beyond the choices that individuals make. This is now about our industries...
  • The Koch Brothers Are Far More Worthy of Worship than the Earth Mother

    09/22/2014 6:16:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Sonny Bunch
    Apparently there’s a big rally going on up in NYC right now to support the environment. These people are supporting the environment by expending a ton of CO2 to get to the city to decry the use of CO2. The rally itself is self-evidently absurd; I just wanted to highlight one of the signs seen there:
  • Budget Chief: Denying Climate Change ‘Makes You a Member of the Flat Earth Society’

    09/20/2014 7:41:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Penny Starr
    Shawn Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said on Friday that if you don’t believe in climate change and support federal spending to fight it, you believe the earth is flat. “The failure to invest in climate solutions and climate preparedness doesn’t get you membership in a fiscal conservatives caucus,” Donovan said at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. “It makes you a member of the Flat Earth Society.”
  • 'Climate summit' turning into an embarrassment for Obama and UN

    09/17/2014 8:02:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The United Nations, eager to grab money and power as the global regulator (and taxer) of carbon emissions, is sponsoring a “climate summit” on September 21 in hopes of capturing the attention of heads of state coming to New York for the UN General Assembly. Unfortunately for the scare-mongers, President Barack Obama will be fairly lonely when it comes to heads of state of world powers.
  • Why King Coal Will Keep Its Crown

    09/17/2014 6:34:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | Andrew Topf
    For climate change activists and those hoping for an energy future dominated by renewables or even less-polluting natural gas, the death of coal cannot come quickly enough. But with coal still the dominant form of cheap electricity throughout the world, it is unlikely the bogeyman of climate change will disappear anytime soon. That's because the price of coal, compared to other fuels, is just too good to refuse. Just look at China, where the country's double-digit economic growth has largely been fueled by coal, which fulfills 60 percent of its energy mix.
  • Al Gore vs. Reality on Planetary Ice Caps and Global Warming

    09/16/2014 6:58:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Chris Banescu
    It appears that reality is not cooperating with the myth that man-made CO2 is causing global warming. Recent satellite images show that both the Arctic and the Antarctic sea ice have dramatically increased in size and thickness. Despite Al Gore’s 2007 apocalyptic predictions that in just 7 more years the Arctic ice cap will be “completely gone,” it has instead dramatically increased by 43% in size since 2012. The North Pole ice cap grew by 1.715 million square kilometers, an area the size of Alaska, in the last two years. In solidarity, the South Pole ice cap has also reached...
  • House passes bill to limit EPA overreach on ditch water

    09/13/2014 8:59:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    People like to say that the Do Nothing Congress generally lives up to its name, but this week the House of Representatives actually managed to get together and pass something. H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, somehow got to the floor for a vote and even garnered the support of 35 Democrats in addition to nearly all the Republicans. The subject at hand is the perennial thorn in the side of regulatory hawks, the Clean Water Act (CWA).
  • EU Dismantles Its Climate Commission Amid Economic Struggles

    09/13/2014 8:30:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    European Union leaders announced they will be consolidating energy and environmental goals under a new commissioner, effectively axing the intergovernmental groups’ climate arm as green policies are making it harder for citizens to pay their power bills. Former Spanish agriculture and environment minister Miguel Arias Canete was tapped by the EU Commission to take over a consolidated energy and climate office. Canete will be replacing Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard and Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger in what is seen as a huge blow to Europe’s global warming efforts.
  • Climate-Change PAC in Crist’s Corner, Raining Millions Into Scott Race

    09/12/2014 6:51:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | Rod Kackley
    Part of those activities is a new organization and political action committee, NextGen Climate, launched in 2013 by Steyer. He is using it to campaign against politicians, mostly Republicans, whom he sees as climate-change deniers. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is at the top of the list.
  • A Hole in the Ozone, or a Hole in the Political Science?

    09/12/2014 6:41:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | Anthony Watts
    On September 10, an article written by Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press trumpeted a claim of good news with the headline: “Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering.” The basis for Borenstein’s headline is a statistical analysis: For the first time in 35 years, scientists were able to confirm a statistically significant and sustained increase in stratospheric ozone, which shields the planet from solar radiation that causes skin cancer, crop damage and other problems.
  • Global Warming and the Feynman test

    09/11/2014 6:24:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | Tom Trinko
    Modern climate fear-mongering is the latest example of the prostitution of science in the service of liberal ideology. Were polymath Nobel laureate physicist Richard Feynman alive today I suspect he’d be condemning the whole climate conspiracy as a gross abuse of the good name of science. Here’s how Feynman described real science:
  • Democratic Congresswoman Wants To Make Kindergarten Kids Learn About Global Warming

    09/09/2014 8:43:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/9/2014 | Eric Owens
    If you have been busy enjoying this summer’s unseasonably cool weather across much of the nation, you may have missed the National Clean Energy Summit last week. Sponsors of the one-day summit, held at the swanky Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in beautiful Las Vegas, Nev., included Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Center for American Progress, a leading liberal think tank. One of the summit speakers, Nevada Rep. Dina Titus, equated global warming skeptics with members of the Flat Earth Society, EAGnews.org reports.
  • Climate consensus plummets to 7.5%

    09/08/2014 6:22:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/8/2014 | Lord Monckton
    At the U.N. climate gabfest in Doha, exactly 21 months ago, world “leaders” decided they would extend the failed Kyoto Protocol from 2012 to 2020, with nations outbidding each other in their commitments to shut down their economies for no good reason at all. Technically, the Protocol had already lapsed, but world “leaders” do not pay much attention to the law. However, a show of hands at the lamentably disorganized Doha climate yadayadathon was not enough. Individual nations were required, under the usual rules for treaties, to lodge an instrument of accession to the amendment with the U.N. as the...
  • Happy 18th Birthday No Global Warming! After Nearly Two Decades, We're Still Waiting

    09/05/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/5/2014 | James Delingpole
    All right, so we're slightly premature. By one measure - according to Bishop Hill - we're still a month away before "no global warming" achieves its coming of age. But by other measurements, as Matt Ridley notes in the Wall Street Journal, we're already as much as 19 or even 26 years into "no global warming" "depending on whether you choose the surface temperature record or one of two satellite records of the lower atmosphere."
  • Environmental hypocrisy? Greenpeace embarrassed by leaders’ jet-setting carbon footprint

    09/04/2014 7:22:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 9/3/2014 | Gordon Darroch
    For two years, Pascal Husting’s employer chartered a jet to shuttle him most weeks between his home in Luxembourg and his office in Amsterdam. Such trips are common for executives at major international corporations in Western Europe. But Mr. Husting isn’t working for a corporation. He is the international program director for Greenpeace, the nonprofit that is arguably the world’s most high-profile environmental advocacy organization.
  • Green Markets

    09/03/2014 5:33:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/3/2014 | John Stossel
    Last week I said the Environmental Protection Agency has become a monster that does more harm than good. But logical people say, "What else we got?" It's natural to assume greedy capitalists will run amok and destroy the Earth unless stopped by regulation. These critics don't understand the real power of private ownership, says Terry Anderson of the Property and Environment Research Center. "Long before the EPA was a glint in anyone's eye," said Anderson on my TV show, "property rights were dealing with pollution issues."
  • Maine sees first below freezing temperatures since spring

    08/30/2014 8:37:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    wmtw.com ^ | 8/30/2014 | Craig Smith
    Parts of northern Maine saw the first below freezing temperatures since spring, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou.
  • The High Cost of Climate-Change Politics

    08/30/2014 8:04:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/30/2014 | Anthony J. Sadar
    Regardless, essential power-generation jobs in the U.S. will be lost over the Administration's obsessive actions based on the dubious climate claim. And, so will relief for those in desperate need of low-cost abundant fossil-fuel energy worldwide. Right now, there’s a billion-dollar bonanza in government funding for climate-change research, education and reeducation, engineering and reengineering, and state and local government programs. Heaps of public dollars are ready for the taking for anyone willing to help the feds continue generating and fine-tuning the gloomy “gospel” that preaches “The end is near for low-cost, home-grown, abundant energy use.” Furthermore, financing is readily available...
  • Lies and Dang Lies Environmentalists Tell

    08/27/2014 8:43:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “Romantic love is often blind. This is nowhere made more evident than in the environmental infatuation, if not worship, of a natural world which the modern greens will never be able to save no matter how totalitarian the movement becomes.” – R. Mark Musser, author The green infatuation and Gaia worship were prominent in Hitler’s time. Musser talks about “the green Nazi motive of the Holocaust” in his book, Nazi Oaks. “Unbeknownst to many, the highway to modern environmentalism passed through Nazi Germany. By 1935, the Third Reich was the greenest regime on the planet.” Environmentalists: Misinforming the public in...
  • Government's green monster

    08/27/2014 6:22:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | John Stossel
    Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency! You’ve required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars and other things that made the world cleaner than the world in which I grew up. Good work. Today, America’s waterways are so much cleaner that I swim in New York City’s once-filthy Hudson River – right beside skyscrapers in which millions of people, uh, flush. The air we breathe is also cleaner than it’s been for 60 years. In a rational world, environmental bureaucrats would now say, “Mission accomplished. We set tough standards, so we don’t need to keep doing more. Stick a fork in it!...
  • EPA Pesticide Bans Threaten You and the Economy

    08/21/2014 6:36:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/21/2014 | Alan Caruba
    When Rachel Carson’s book, “Silent Spring”, was published, filled with totally false claims about DDT, the Environmental Protection Agency looked it over and concluded she had used manipulated data. They concluded that DDT should not be banned, but its first administrator, William Ruckleshaus, overruled the agency and imposed a ban. Ruckleshaus was a lawyer, not a scientist. He was also politically connected enough to hold a variety of government positions. He got the nod for the EPA job from John Mitchell, Nixon’s Attorney General who later went to jail for his participation in the Watergate cover-up.
  • Climate-Cooling Policies threaten Food Supplies

    08/20/2014 6:40:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/20/2014 | Viv Forbes
    A warmer, wetter climate with more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would undoubtedly produce more plant growth and more food. However climate-cooling policies that claim to prevent global warming by throttling the use of carbon fuels will definitely reduce food supply and increase food prices. The promotion of ethanol for motor fuel is anti-food. This “food for fuel” program has absorbed significant quantities of corn, soy beans, sugar and palm oils. Consequently prices for ethanol crops are higher than they would otherwise be, encouraging farmers to convert land currently devoted to grazing animals and other food crops to growing more...
  • Greens are the Enemies of Energy

    08/17/2014 8:02:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/17/2014 | Alan Caruba
    America could literally become energy independent given its vast reserves of energy sources. .....The new EPA standards are expected to be announced in December. We better hope that the November midterm elections put enough new candidates into Congress to reject those standards or the cost of living in America, the capacity to produce electricity, the construction and expansion of our manufacturing sector will all worsen.
  • The EPA’s Shoddy Math

    08/14/2014 8:41:52 AM PDT · by rktman
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/14/2014 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    It’s critically important to have high-quality cost-benefit assessments for proposed regulations, especially at the Environmental Protection Agency, which issues some of the federal government’s most expensive rules. But a new report from the Government Accountability Office finds that the EPA has employed some suspicious math in assessing several recent regulations aimed at improving air and water quality. For example, the EPA claims it examined the potential effects on employment as it drafted regulations for industrial boilers, commercial incinerators, and waste-water dischargers — but, the GAO found, the EPA was reaching these estimates by using 20-year-old labor-market research that examined only...
  • Kerry: Climate Change is ‘The Biggest Challenge of All That We Face Right Now’

    08/14/2014 7:53:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/14/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    The global impact of climate change is “the biggest challenge of all that we face right now,” Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience in Hawaii Wednesday, putting an issue he feels passionately about at the center of a speech entitled “U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement.” “The science is screaming at us,” he said. “Ask any kid in school. They understand what a greenhouse is, how it works, why we call it the greenhouse effect. They get it.”
  • End “Hegemonic Capitalism” to Solve Human-Caused Climate Change?

    08/10/2014 9:32:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 8/10/2014 | Jaana Woiceshyn
    Recently, 130 environmentalist groups gathered in an UN-backed event in Venezuela to gather more civilian support to combat climate change, reports the Daily Caller. A number of them signed the Margarita Declaration which calls for an end to the “hegemonic capitalist system” as the only solution to human-caused climate change. The environmentalists argued that measures such as carbon capture and trade and conservation efforts are not sufficient to prevent the environmental disasters they are predicting; instead, they demanded a radical system change. Although they did not spell out what their ideal social system would be, we can assume they want...
  • Study: Proposed EPA Ozone Regulation Costliest in U.S. History

    08/10/2014 7:46:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/8/2014 | Penny Starr
    A study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) on the impact of a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation shows that it could be the costliest federal rule by reducing the Gross National Product by $270 billion per year and $3.4 trillion from 2017 to 2040 and adds $2.2 trillion in compliance costs for the same time period. The study, conducted by the National Economic Research Associates Economic Consulting, also predicts that reducing the parts per billion ozone standard from the current 75 to 60 could result in 2.9 million fewer job equivalents (total labor income change divided...
  • CEI’s William Yeatman Summarizes “EPA’s Illegitimate Climate Rule”

    08/09/2014 9:42:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/9/2014 | William Yeatman/CEI
    Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new regulation that mandates the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. This regulation was originally designed by the Natural Resources Defense Council, a New-York based firm that employs over 350 attorneys and activists, is incredibly complex. Recently, William Yeatman, a scholar with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, produced a paper explaining the rule for non-attorneys. He explains that the regulation goes beyond Congressional authority, is contrary to the Americans preferences, and will lead to a takeover of state electric grids by the federal government. As Yeatman explains, the rule is...
  • Professor Warns That Climate Change Will Now Destroy Us All With Tornadoes

    08/08/2014 8:23:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/8/2014 | Eric Owens
    A geography professor at Florida State University has co-authored a new study claiming to show that climate change is likely causing more severe tornadoes in the United States even though there are far fewer actual tornadoes.
  • The hidden “persuaders” of the environmentalist elite

    08/08/2014 8:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/7/2014 | Ron Arnold
    These left-wing billionaires direct and control the environmentalist movement – and your lives
  • EPA goes from Environmental Protection Agency to Extremist Political Agenda

    08/05/2014 6:21:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/4/2014 | Marita Noon
    During the week of July 28, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held hearings in four cities: Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh, and Washington. DC. The two-day sessions were to allow the public to have their voice heard about the proposed rules it released on June 2 that will supposedly cut CO2 emissions by 30 percent. Many, including myself, believe that these rules are really an attempt to shut down coal-fueled electricity generation and implement a cap-and-trade program that the Administration couldn’t get through Congress in 2009, when cap-and-trade’s obvious allies held both houses of Congress. If the EPA’s plans were clear, direct,...
  • National Hockey League Partners with Natural Resources Defense Council on Climate Hysteria

    07/24/2014 6:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/24/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced a partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to promote climate hysteria. The NHL “says it's confronting climate change to help ensure ice hockey’s long-term survival. 'We need winter weather,' NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman, said in a statement Monday. 'We have a vested interest in this cause.'”
  • Sue And Settle Another Way For Greens To Halt Progress

    07/22/2014 6:21:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    investors.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Stephen Moore
    If you've never heard of the litigation technique "sue and settle," it's the hottest new strategy for extreme environmentalists to make millions of acres of prime land for ranching, farming, oil and gas drilling, and mining of natural resources off limits for development. Sue and settle involves a stealth partnership between anti-development Obama administration regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency or the Interior Department and litigious green groups — including Greenpeace, Defenders of Wildlife, WildEarth Guardians and the Sierra Club — who want to halt fossil fuel development and other projects on federal and even private lands.
  • Australia Still has Carbon Taxation

    07/19/2014 6:12:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/19/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    As some conservatives celebrate the repeal of Australia's carbon tax, a dose of caution is warranted: Australia still has carbon taxation on its agenda. This repealed legislation is apparently going to be replaced by the multi-billion dollar "Direct Action" climate change policy that Prime Minister Tony Abbott has long been promoting. Thus, one form of carbon pricing gets replaced by another form of carbon pricing, neither of which is acceptable. Many critical thinkers about climate science got excited over Abbott's public statement that the "science behind climate change was 'crap'"? A little -- more accurately, a lot -- premature that...
  • Ridiculous EPA rules make wildfires more dangerous

    07/18/2014 7:40:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 7/18/2014 | Lee DeCovnick
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards are to blame for a freeze in a Pentagon program that provides military equipment to fire departments for fighting wildfires, according to a group of bipartisan senators.
  • Tornadoes of Fire now on the Climate Apocalypse Agenda

    07/15/2014 8:14:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/15/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    According to Canada’s state broadcaster—the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)—“‘Tornadoes of fire’ in N.W.T. [Northwest Territories] are linked to climate change.” The story cites Mike Flannigan—a professor of Wildland Fire in the University of Alberta’s renewable resources department—and Dave Phillips—a senior climatologist with Environment Canada—as the sources for the link between these fires and climate change. Conveniently, there is a long-term climate station at Yellowknife in Environment Canada’s Adjusted and Homogenized Canadian Climate Data (AHCCD) database going back to 1943.
  • Al Gore: climate change is the 'biggest crisis our civilisation faces'

    07/14/2014 6:43:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 7/7/2014 | unknown
    Climate change is "the biggest crisis our civilisation faces", says former US Vice President Al Gore. Mr Gore sat down with the BBC's Jon Donnison in Australia, where his organisation, The Climate Reality Project, was holding training sessions to educate future leaders in the fight against climate change.
  • Smart Meters at your local shopping mall

    07/09/2014 6:16:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/8/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I went shopping today for a pair of pants. I was hoping it would only take a few minutes. How difficult could that be in the land of plenty? As I entered the large department store, I was greeted by stifling heat and humidity. This particular department store chain uses smart meters, cycled and controlled by the power company from a remote location in order to “save” them money. Customers and employees suffer because a small group of elites have managed to convince and bribe bureaucrats and politicians into pushing the agenda of non-existent global warming.
  • More taxpayer dollars for green energy?

    07/07/2014 7:05:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/7/2014 | Marita Noon
    There is an intentional tension in Washington. Our founding fathers planned that opposing views would balance each other out—a push-pull takes place. Spend. Don’t spend. This tug-of-war is seen, perhaps most obviously, in the so-called renewable energy field. After Solyndra, and the more than fifty other stimulus-funded green energy projects that have failed or are circling the drain, the public has grown weary, and wary, of any more spending on green energy. The money isn’t there to spend and the motive behind the 2009 rush to push billions of taxpayer dollars out through the Department of Energy has been tainted...
  • Reagan Was Right on Sulfur Dioxide Emissions from Mount St. Helens

    The Huffington Post has a pop-up feature entitled "Politicians' Science Gaffes" included on a related article about how "GOP Lawmaker Says Climate Change Is 'The Greatest Deception In The History Of Mankind'." Of course, the feature only includes Republican politicians (10 in total) who have said purportedly dumb things about science. And, according to the Huffington Post, the first listed science gaffe by a politician is the following statement by Ronald Reagan:
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Hoax

    07/03/2014 6:49:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/3/2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    ..... In support of bag bans, the Surfrider Foundation has posted a video that asserts, "Plastics kill 1.5 million marine animals each year." "I have no idea where they got that number," Joel Baker, environmental science professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma, told me. He has assigned students to track down that number, and "the trail goes cold." ....
  • 'Green Technology' Making Power Grid More Vulnerable to Hackers

    07/02/2014 8:08:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/2/2014 | unknown
    Making the electricity grid greener is boosting its vulnerability to computer hacking, increasing the risk that spies or criminals can cause blackouts. Adding wind farms, solar panels and smart meters to the power distribution system opens additional portals through which hackers can attack the grid, according to computer security experts advising governments and utilities. Where traditionally the grid took power from a few sources, it’s now absorbing it from thousands.
  • Breaking EPA’s climate science secrecy barriers

    07/02/2014 7:20:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/2/2014 | Paul Driessen & Lawrence Kogan
    Can you imagine telling the IRS you don’t need to complete all their forms or provide records to back up your claim for a tax refund? Or saying your company’s assurances that its medical products are safe and effective should satisfy the FDA? Especially if some of your data don’t actually support your claims—or you “can’t find” key data, research and other records, because your hard drive conveniently crashed? But, you tell them, people you paid to review your information said it’s accurate, so there’s no problem. Do you suppose the government would accept your assurance that there’s “not a...
  • Obama’s Climate-Change Deceptions

    07/01/2014 7:45:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 6/30/2014 | Brett D. Schaefer & Nicolas Loris
    resident Barack Obama again sought to make the case to the American people for “dealing with the rapidly growing threat of climate change” last Wednesday, in a speech to the League of Conservation Voters. Right up front he said that his speech would not have “a lot of spin, just the facts.” When a politician says that, you know to expect the opposite. Obama assured the audience that members of Congress “accept that man-made climate change is real” but are afraid to “say so out loud” out of fear that they “will be run out of town by a bunch...
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Growing Despite Global Warming Warnings

    06/29/2014 8:23:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/29/2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The sea ice coverage around Antarctica over the weekend marked a record high, with the ice surrounding the continent measuring at 2.07 million square kilometers, according to an environmentalist and author who says the ice there has actually been increasing since 1979 despite continued warnings of global warming.