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  • Chinese President snubs Mark Zuckerberg’s unborn child

    10/04/2015 10:51:23 AM PDT · by oblomov · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2 Oct 2015 | Emily Smith
    <p>Chinese President Xi Jinping was in no mood to grant favors at his White House state dinner — not even for Mark Zuckerberg’s unborn baby.</p> <p>Among the many tech and media titans who were invited, a few who came to kiss Xi’s ring at the Sept. 25 dinner hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle also asked for something in return.</p>
  • Psychologists Are Learning How to Convince Conservatives to Take Climate Change Seriously

    10/01/2014 2:54:52 PM PDT · by oblomov · 140 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 1 October 2014 | Jesse Singal
    Last week’s People's Climate March drew 400,000 people onto the streets of Manhattan and a great deal of international attention to a subject of dire urgency. But some were skeptical about the event’s overall significance. “The march slogan was, ‘to change everything, we need everyone,’ which is telling, because it won’t change everything, because it didn’t include everyone,” wrote David Roberts of Grist. “Specifically, it won’t change American politics because it didn’t include conservatives.” True enough. If there weren’t such a stark divide between American conservatives and almost everyone else on the question of the existence and importance of climate...
  • Darwin Day resolution introduced in congress (By Congressman Rush Holt of NJ)

    01/30/2013 7:37:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 01/23/2013
    A resolution designating February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day, has been introduced into the United States House of Representatives.The proposed resolution would be a recognition of Charles Darwin as “a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge."The Darwin Day resolution was introduced by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) on Jan. 22, 2013. Holt, one of the few members of Congress with a Ph.D. in a scientific field, is the sole sponsor of the bill. After its introduction, the resolution, H. Res. 41, was referred to the House Committee on Science, Space,...
  • Euro-Media Concede Global Warming Has Ended…Models Were Wrong…Scientists Are Baffled!

    01/30/2013 7:37:52 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 49 replies
    NoTricksZone ^ | January 19, 2013 | P. Gosselin
    Spiegel has finally gotten around to conceding that global warming has ended, at least for the time being. Yesterday Spiegel science journalist Axel Bojanowski published a piece called: Klimawandel: Forscher rätseln über Stillstand bei Erderwärmung (Climate change: scientists baffled by the stop in global warming). We’ve been waiting for this admission a long time, and watching the media reaction is interesting to say the least. Bojanowski writes that “The word has been out for quite some time now that the climate is developing differently than predicted earlier”. He poses the question: “How many more years of stagnation are needed before...
  • Weather Channel Boss Calls Global Warming 'The Greatest Scam In History'

    12/24/2010 11:25:04 PM PST · by Windflier · 84 replies · 5+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 09 Nov 2007 | Foreign Staff
    The founder of the The Weather Channel in the US has described the concept of global warming as 'the greatest scam in history' and accused global media of colluding with 'environmental extremists' to alarm the public. "It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM," John Coleman wrote in an article published on ICECAP, the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project...
  • Video: Megyn Kelly and Marc Morano Rip Globaloney Propaganda Video

    10/04/2010 12:45:05 PM PDT · by careyb · 17 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 10/4/10 | Megyn Kelly, et. al.
    Their retort to the "hey let's blow up schoolkids who deny climate change" video.
  • Texas Sues to Block Bizarre "Global Warming" EPA Rules

    09/17/2010 7:05:29 AM PDT · by laotzu · 21 replies
    WOAI ^ | 9/16/10 | Jim Forsyth
    The state of Texas today sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a federal appeals court in Washington DC, claiming four new regulations imposed by the EPA are based on the thoroughly discredited findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and are 'factually flawed,'. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says the rules are illegal and if imposed, will cost Texans in higher energy costs and tens of thousands of lost jobs. "The state explained that the IPCC, and therefore the EPA, relied on flawed science to conclude that greenhouse emissions endanger public health and welfare," Abbott said. "Because the...
  • Ice cap thaw may awaken Icelandic volcanoes

    04/16/2010 6:22:42 PM PDT · by apillar · 120 replies · 2,461+ views
    Reuters ^ | April, 16, 2010 | Alister Doyle
    OSLO (Reuters) – A thaw of Iceland's ice caps in coming decades caused by climate change may trigger more volcanic eruptions by removing a vast weight and freeing magma from deep below ground, scientists said on Friday.
  • (Al Gore) Doctor Of Lies

    03/15/2010 6:28:39 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies · 765+ views ^ | March 16, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Hoaxes: Instead of having his Nobel Prize rescinded for espousing climate fraud, the prophet of doom is set to receive an honorary doctorate of laws and humane letters from the University of Tennessee for his work. (snip) Gore has not changed the planet for the better. He has pushed policies that have stunted economic growth and increased joblessness, poverty and hunger around the world. He's a climate charlatan, the Elmer Gantry of global warming, and it matters not if his latest undeserved award is printed on recycled paper.
  • In Denial: The meltdown of the climate campaign

    03/07/2010 10:16:27 AM PST · by · 9 replies · 69+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Steven F. Hayward
    It is increasingly clear that the leak of the internal emails and documents of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in November has done for the climate change debate what the Pentagon Papers did for the Vietnam war debate 40 years ago—changed the narrative decisively. Additional revelations of unethical behavior, errors, and serial exaggeration in climate science are rolling out on an almost daily basis, and there is good reason to expect more. The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), hitherto the gold standard in climate science, is under fire for shoddy work and facing...
  • Arguing With An Idiot: Glenn Beck's Lawsuit Against Parody Site Rejected

    11/10/2009 3:56:52 AM PST · by steve-b · 50 replies · 2,530+ views
    Online Media Daily ^ | 11/6/09 | Wendy Davis
    An arbitrator has rejected controversial talk show host Glenn Beck's contention that the domain name infringes his trademark. World Intellectual Property Organization arbitration panelist Frederick Abbott ruled Friday that the less-than-flattering domain name was protected by fair use principles because the URL, when combined with the site's content, constitutes protected speech. Abbott wrote that the site's creator, Isaac Eiland-Hall, "can be said to be making a political statement," which is a "legitimate non-commercial use" of Beck's name. Eiland-Hall had argued that the site parodied Beck by using the same rhetorical techniques that Beck uses on the air. In legal...

    11/05/2009 5:50:44 AM PST · by careyb · 81 replies · 2,995+ views
    ABC ^ | 11/5/09 | Michael Nolan
    This is how one would imagine mother nature would express her sentiments about our inability to reduce global warming.
  • Bipartisanship Is Crucial for Producing a Meaningful, Job-Creating Climate Change Bill

    11/02/2009 10:36:53 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 19 replies · 1,067+ views
    Roll Call ^ | Nov. 02, 2009 | Phil Angelides
    Earlier this month, Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) stirred up a tempest when they announced that they could overcome their political differences and agree on the critical need for a national policy that addresses the threat of climate change and moves the United States toward energy independence. Since the publication of their opinion piece, “Yes We Can (Pass Climate Change Legislation)” in the New York Times, pundits and policy experts alike have declared the Senators’ announcement a “game-changer” and possible tipping point that could lead to the passage of a bipartisan climate change bill — maybe even...
  • You Ain’t Seen Nothing yet! [Waxman-Markey]

    10/24/2009 5:49:20 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 8 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | October 23, 2009 | Gene J. Malvino
    Dear Friends,             Gene Malvino is a very unusual person.  He is a retired college professor who actually believes in the free enterprise system, and the values that made America great.  He has continued to work tirelessly to bring out the truth of those issues that are important to us as a nation.              The attached letter appeared in the Coeur d’Alene Press on Friday, October 23.  This is the original, unedited version. I trust you will find it instructional.             Jim Hollingsworth Gene J. Malvino If the readers of this newspaper believe that the much discussed and debated Obamacare...
  • Globaloney Advocate: Eating Burgers Is Eating Motor Oil

    10/23/2009 1:33:22 PM PDT · by careyb · 18 replies · 730+ views
    Good Morning America ^ | 10/23/09 | Good Morning America
    Just when I thought I had heard it all from these hysterical nutjobs.
  • Video: Anti-Global Warming Movie Premieres

    10/19/2009 5:48:03 AM PDT · by careyb · 5 replies · 785+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/09 | Fox News
    Some inconvenient truths for Mr. Gore.
  • Hot Video: Globaloney Prof's Flip-Flop Spurs Legal Threat

    10/07/2009 8:32:15 AM PDT · by careyb · 5 replies · 616+ views
    Phelim McAleer ^ | 10/6/09 | Phelim McAleer
    It's astonishing. They interviewed this guy (Schneider) about why he was a "coming ice age" advocate in the 70s and a global warming guy now. They had to use a paid actor to imitate him because of the legal action.
  • Fed study: Climate bill spells gloom for jobs

    08/05/2009 5:18:21 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 10 replies · 487+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 5, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    Despite President Obama's prediction that it would create new jobs, the climate change bill passed by the House will mean fewer jobs by 2030 than if Congress did nothing at all, according to the first comprehensive study of the measure by the federal government. [...] Mr. Obama told chief executives that the legislation "holds the promise of millions of new jobs -- jobs, by the way, that can't be outsourced." Mr. Chu repeated the assertion Tuesday. But a chart in the EIA report showed the employment rate -- just like the economy as a whole -- worsening for the first...
  • Climate change odds much worse than thought

    05/26/2009 1:55:35 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 68 replies · 2,496+ views
    MIT News ^ | 19 May 2009 | David Chandler,
    The most comprehensive modeling yet carried out on the likelihood of how much hotter the Earth's climate will get in this century shows that without rapid and massive action, the problem will be about twice as severe as previously estimated six years ago - and could be even worse than that. The study uses the MIT Integrated Global Systems Model, a detailed computer simulation of global economic activity and climate processes that has been developed and refined by the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change since the early 1990s. ... the MIT model is the only...
  • Happy Earth Day: 25 Global Warming Debunking Videos Al Gore Doesn’t Want You To See

    04/22/2009 11:26:27 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 7 replies · 891+ views
    I Hate The Media ^ | 22 April 2009
    Happy Earth Day: 25 Global Warming Debunking Videos Al Gore Doesn’t Want You To See Poor Al Gore. He was flying high a couple years ago. OK, OK, so it was in a carbon spewing private jet, but how else is a guy supposed to get to Stockholm to pick up his Nobel Prize and then to Hollywood to pick up his Oscar? The last twelve months haven’t been so kind. Gore’s claim that “The debate is settled” is beginning to sound a little desperate. The only thing falling faster than temperatures is the former veep’s credibility. So let’s kick...
  • Obama envoy: Time to act on climate change

    03/29/2009 12:14:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 1,006+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 29, 2009 | ARTHUR MAX
    BONN, Germany (AP) — Once booed at international climate talks, the United States won sustained applause Sunday when President Barack Obama's envoy pledged to "make up for lost time" in reaching a global agreement on climate change.
  • Video: Harold Ambler: Liberal Democrat And Global Warming Skeptic

    03/10/2009 6:15:26 AM PDT · by careyb · 3 replies · 360+ views
    RedEye ^ | 3/10/09 | Harold Ambler
    This guy wrote an opinion piece for the Huffington Post debunking global warming. Arianna Huffington had to apologize for it! LOL!
  • Pro-Global Warming Study Receives Worldwide Headlines; Discovery of Error in Study [Is Ignored]

    02/06/2009 1:54:14 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 7 replies · 755+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 6, 2009 - 12:47 | Amy Ridenour
    When University of Washington Professor Eric Steig announced in a news conference and paper published in the January 22 edition of the journal Nature that he and several colleagues removed one of many thorns in the sides of climate alarmists -- in this case, evidence that Antarctica is cooling -- he received extensive worldwide attention in the mainstream press. But when a noteworthy error was found in Stieg's research less than two weeks after it's publication, of the mainstream press, only an opinion column in the London Telegraph and a blog associated with the Australian Herald Sun carried the news....
  • Climate change could end California farming: Chu

    02/04/2009 1:27:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies · 1,170+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 4, 2009
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu warned climate change could wipe out California's farms by the end of the century by destroying snowpack that supplies vital water to the nation's top agriculture state, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday. In his first interview since taking office last month, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist said his home state would suffer some of the most devastating effects of global warming if the nation did not act to slow its advance. "I don't think the American public has gripped in its gut what could happen," Chu told the newspaper....
  • Is Global Warming Not a Big Concern?

    01/24/2009 12:37:19 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 23 replies · 425+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, January 23, 2009 | Bret Baier
    A new Pew Research Center poll shows that global warming is at the bottom of the list — when it comes to the public's top priorities in 2009. Nineteen other topics trump climate change in the pew poll identifying the top 20 issues. Just 30-percent say global warming is a major concern. Not surprisingly — the economy is the number one issue. Eighty-five percent said it was a top priority — followed by jobs, terrorism, Social Security and education. Global warming was dead last behind topics such as moral decline, lobbyists and trade policy.
  • Obama Czar Has Socialist Ties

    01/13/2009 12:13:30 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 15 replies · 1,290+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 12 2009 | Brit Hume
    Incoming Global Warming Czar Carol Browner was — until last week — listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group that advocates what's called "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change. The Washington Times reports Browner's name and biography were listed on the Web page for Socialist International . Mr. Obama's transition team says Browner's membership in the organization is not a problem and that it brings experience in policymaking to her new role. But House Minority Leader John Boehner’s spokeswoman Antonia Ferrier asks, “Does she agree with the group's positions...
  • The Climate Purge

    11/23/2008 5:05:09 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 24 replies · 1,242+ views
    WSJ Online ^ | November 22, 2008 | Joseph Rago
    Henry Waxman moved to consolidate his coup d'etat at the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee just hours after he was installed as the new chairman this week. It appears that the California liberal, with his customary subtlety, is plotting a night of the climate-change long knives... Democrats dumped the current Chairman John Dingell because he does not favor global-warming action aggressive enough to suit the party's green wing. Now his lieutenants, who've been known to share his views, are targets too. ... But the Dingell ally who should be looking over his shoulder most nervously is Rick Boucher, chairman...
  • Obama's Global Tax Plan (UN control warning)

    08/26/2008 6:46:49 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 10 replies · 169+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/26/08 | James H. Walsh
    "I speak to you not as a candidate for President but as a citizen — a proud citizen of the United States and a fellow citizen of the world." — Barack Obama, Berlin, July 24, 2008 Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is also a proud globalist and self-proclaimed agent of change. As the Democratic National Convention begins in Denver, many still ponder just what kind of change Obama has in mind for the country. His sponsorship of the Global Poverty Act, and more recently his Berlin speech, are prime examples. Peppered with "one-world" phrases such as “people of the world,” “global...
  • CA: Governor vetoes climate change curriculum

    07/27/2008 11:31:46 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies · 336+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 27 July 2008 | John Boudreau
    Governor vetoes climate change curriculum California public students will stick to reading, writing and arithmetic, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger decided as he vetoed a bill late Friday that would have required climate change be added to schools' curriculum. The measure, sponsored by state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, also would have required future science textbooks to include climate change as a subject. In January, the state Senate approved the bill, SB 908, by a 26-13 vote. Only two Republicans supported the proposal. In his veto statement, Schwarzenegger said he supported education that spotlights the dangers of climate change. However, the Republican...
  • McCain promotes NAFTA in Canadian trip

    06/20/2008 6:51:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 225+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/08 | Jeff Mason
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Republican John McCain defended the North American Free Trade Agreement in Canada on Friday during an unusual foreign trip as a U.S. presidential candidate to draw a contrast with Barack Obama, his Democratic rival in the November election. McCain, an Arizona senator who has wrapped up his party's White House nomination, said the trip was not a political one and declined to mention Obama by name during remarks before a group of Canadian business leaders and policy makers. --snip-- Trade is one of several issues that has come to the forefront of the U.S. presidential campaign as...
  • Ecotowns: for and against...British "slum estates of the future..."

    06/15/2008 7:30:42 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 14 replies · 487+ views
    The Times of London ^ | June 15, 2008 | Richard Girling
    This is how it will be. Across the fair face of Albion, to the ringing of bells and the soft murmur of doves, appears a leafy flush of eco-towns. They are sun-dappled utopias, urban dreamworlds in which no human need is unfulfilled. Wildlife romps through bird-loud glades. People work at home or in business parks to which they can stroll or cycle. Public transport is swift, efficient and free, so cars are not needed. Community sports hubs, leisure and cultural facilities are so abundant that nobody wants to leave the town anyway. Children walk safely to schools in which the...
  • New World Order

    04/25/2008 5:36:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 154+ views
    IBD ^ | April 25, 2008
    Geopolitics: With the discovery of vast troves of oil south of our border, it's probable that U.S. strategic interests will shift to our hemisphere. For the Middle East, that's a warning. For the Americas, it's an opportunity. By 2020, the places that matter to the U.S. strategically may be entirely different than today. It's not hard to project the possibilities. Oil is being discovered in vast quantities in Brazil. Other gigantic deposits have been located in Mexico, Colombia and Peru. Colombia now shows oil reserves as high as Algeria's. The U.S. imported 4.9 million barrels of oil a day in...
  • Gore's global-warming hype a big cash scheme

    04/02/2008 10:17:45 PM PDT · by kathsua · 18 replies · 170+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 4/2/08 | Yvonne Wittig
    Al Gore bought carbon credits to cover his "global footprint." Sounds impressive, but in reality, if I thought the Earth was in such peril, paying to help maintain the Redwood Forest is a strange payoff. When any claim is repeated over and over, the mantra seems to become fact. One's rational thought and reason are "tweaked," and we just believe. "Yes we are in a warming, but CO2 has not been proven as the cause," says John R. Christy, who is a partial recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and a climatologist. "Mother Nature simply operates at a level of...
  • Washington AG joins petition to require EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

    04/02/2008 7:12:02 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 6 replies · 136+ views
    Washington Attorney General's Website ^ | April 2, 2008 | WA AG Office Press Release
    OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna announced today that Washington will ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to respond to a landmark ruling that requires the agency to exercise its authority to protect the environment from greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles. McKenna joined attorneys general from 16 states and the District of Columbia, the Corporation Counsel for the City of New York, the City Solicitor of Baltimore, and 11 environmental advocacy groups in petitioning the court to require EPA to respond to last year’s ruling in...
  • IMF tells states to plan for the worst

    03/13/2008 8:56:03 PM PDT · by Texas Songwriter · 38 replies · 1,398+ views
    Financial Times | march 12, 2008 | Krishna Guha
    IMF tells states to plan for the worst By Krishna Guha in Washington Published: March 12, 2008 23:55 | Last updated: March 12 2008 23:55 Governments might have to intervene with taxpayers’ money to shore up the financial system and prevent a “downward credit spiral” from taking hold, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. John Lipsky, the IMF’s first deputy managing director, said: “We must keep all options on the table, including the potential use of public funds to safeguard the financial system.” EDITOR’S CHOICE US will avoid deep recession, Fed says - Mar-12Maverecon blog: why make things simple?...
  • The Evergreen State in more than name...Globaloney Barf Alert!!

    03/09/2008 7:27:53 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 19 replies · 417+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | March 9, 2008 | Seattle Times Editorial Board
    NO more good intentions. Washington state is committed to a purposeful response to climate change. The Legislature has bravely and aggressively moved down a path to limit greenhouse-gas emissions, pare back vehicle miles traveled and prepare for the employment opportunities of an environmentally-attuned economy.Passage of House Bill 2815 takes the goals outlined a year ago by Gov. Christine Gregoire and transforms them into an action plan. As captured in the title of a report by her Climate Advisory Team, the state is leading the way. Key state agencies will report back to the Legislature by December with the tools and...
  • The North American Union, Mexico style

    02/14/2008 6:57:20 PM PST · by BGHater · 13 replies · 178+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 14 Feb 2008 | Judi McLeod
    American and Canadian patriots scouring the Internet for the latest on the North American Union (NAU) may be missing a huge resource. Politicians and the mainstream media still brand as conspiracy theorists those who suspect a European Union style NAU is destined for Canada, the United States and Mexico. A Canada Free Press (CFP) reader reminds us “Mexico has its own Security and Prosperity (SPP) websites. Mexico’s SPP websites are called (ASPAN) (Spanish).” “Just because we’ve been defending (and attacking) on so many other fronts doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten the North American Union a.k.a. the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP),”...
  • MEXICAN BORDER SMUGGLING AREAS: terrorist entry points; Texas-Mexico-Canada "trade road"

    11/02/2007 8:58:36 AM PDT · by Liz · 35 replies · 1,105+ views
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MAP----TERRORIST ENTRY POINTS Map of First Private Texas-Canada-Mexico Trade Corridor Construction of Hway in Mexico Bracewell & Giuliani Firm Advises Cintra in First Privatization of Toll Road in Texas DALLAS (March 1, 2007) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP (Texas-based law firm with global connections) advised Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A., a Spanish transportation company, in its successful bid to develop State Highway 121 into a toll road through Collin and Denton counties ("trade road" is four football fields wide). The award to Cintra, approved by the Texas Transportation Commission, is the first privatization of a...
  • Make Way for a Second UN

    10/30/2007 6:05:51 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 12 replies · 135+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 30 oct 07 | Doug Bandow
    Bad treaties never die. Such is the lesson of the Law of the Sea Treaty, or LOST. The treaty would turn over all of the world's unclaimed natural resources to a second United Nations, yet is beginning to move towards ratification. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on the treaty on Wednesday. Three decades ago the Third World was busy campaigning for a so-called New International Economic Order (NIEO), which combined demands for more foreign aid, UN regulation of business, and collectivist resource development. LOST declared all seabed resources to be the "common heritage of mankind," levied...
  • Humans failing the sustainability audit

    10/25/2007 7:51:18 PM PDT · by phatus maximus · 16 replies · 151+ views
    BBC News Website ^ | 10-25-07 | Richard Black
    With its Geo-4 report, the United Nations tells us that most aspects of the Earth's natural environment are in decline; and that the decline will affect us, the planet's human inhabitants, in some pretty important ways.
  • State (of Washington) driving to reduce vehicle use

    08/06/2007 1:41:52 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 21 replies · 677+ views
    The columbian ^ | Monday, August 06, 2007 | Kathy Durbin
    A state climate change panel is considering a slate of bold proposals to reduce vehicle use in the interest of lowering greenhouse gas emissions: * More bike paths, sidewalks and HOV lanes. * More high-speed bus and passenger train alternatives. * Congestion pricing to induce people to drive at times other than rush hour. * Changes to the Growth Management Act that would reward high-density, transit-oriented development and make it harder to expand urban growth boundaries. How these recommendations would play in Clark County if the Legislature eventually adopts them is an open question. The state's first attempt to get...
  • AlGore - Natural CO2 is heavier than man-made CO2. Is this true?

    03/21/2007 10:31:06 AM PDT · by rrr51 · 319 replies · 7,501+ views
    I was listening to the hearings and just heard AlGore say that natural CO2, such as CO2 produced by volcanos, is heavier than CO2 produced by man. Did I hear right? Is that what he said? Is it true? Does anybody know?
  • nytimes piece on Gore:From a Rapt Audience, a Call to Cool the Hype

    03/13/2007 2:30:12 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 38 replies · 1,619+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: March 13, 2007 | By WILLIAM J. BROAD
    Hollywood has a thing for Al Gore and his three-alarm film on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won an Academy Award for best documentary. So do many environmentalists, who praise him as a visionary, and many scientists, who laud him for raising public awareness of climate change.
  • Canadian, US and Mexican Officials Held Secret Meeting on Integration

    02/13/2007 11:55:30 AM PST · by meg88 · 124 replies · 2,006+ views & the Ottowa Citizen ^ | Week of Feb 7 -14 | Kelly Patterson
    OTTAWA - Canadian, U.S. and Mexican politicians discussed using "stealth" to overcome public resistance to the integration of the three countries at a confidential meeting last year, according to documents just released under U.S. Freedom of Information laws. Top military brass, corporate executives and diplomats also attended the meeting in Banff, Alta., where participants discussed everything from the harmonization of food and drug standards, to common immigration policies, and the pooling of energy resources. The secret guest list of the North American Forum included then-U.S. secretary of defence Donald Rumsfeld, Canadian Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rick Hillier, Public Safety...
  • Program would give farmers ‘carbon credit’

    01/08/2007 3:58:11 PM PST · by Shermy · 25 replies · 758+ views
    AP ^ | January 6, 2006
    BILLINGS (AP) — A Butte-based coalition is predicting farmers in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado are on their way to getting paid for conservation practices such as no-till farming that keep carbon dioxide in the ground Ted Dodge of the National Carbon Offset Coalition believes the Chicago Climate Exchange will soon allow farmers in the three states to bundle their ‘‘carbon credits’’ for sale. The private agency trades greenhouse gases and pollutants much like other exchanges trade commodities. A spokesman for the Chicago Climate Exchange was out of the office Friday and did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment....
  • Shift in Harvard Curriculum Reflects Larger Trend Toward Global Law

    10/25/2006 12:17:43 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 27 replies · 741+ views
    The National Law Journal ^ | 10-24-2006 Harvard Law School's | Leigh Jones
    Shift in Harvard Curriculum Reflects Larger Trend Toward Global Law Leigh Jones The National Law Journal 10-24-2006 Harvard Law School's recent announcement that it is making the most sweeping changes to its first-year curriculum in 100 years heralded a major shift in legal education, including a new emphasis on global law. But some of its competitors say that they already have revamped their programs in similar ways. Harvard will begin requiring first-year students to take three new courses, including a class on legislation and regulation, another covering global legal systems and a third focusing on problems and theories. The school's...
  • Heat wave makes Pat Robertson a global warming 'convert'

    08/03/2006 5:42:00 AM PDT · by Dane · 143 replies · 2,353+ views ^ | August 3, 2006 | AP
    Heat wave makes Pat Robertson a global warming 'convert' VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. The Reverend Pat Robertson says he hasn't been a believer in global warming in the past, but this summer's record-breaking heat is -- quote -- "making a convert out of me." On his "700 Club" broadcast, Robertson said, "It is getting hotter, and the icecaps are melting and there is a buildup of carbon dioxide in the air." Switching sides on an issue that divides evangelical Christians, Robertson said, "We really need to address the burning of fossil fuels." The religious broadcaster told viewers, "If we are contributing...
  • Global warming is real, scientists warn,Study confirms late 20th-century temperature spike

    06/24/2006 8:50:39 PM PDT · by Coleus · 55 replies · 1,593+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 06.23.06 | KITTA MacPHERSON
    A blue-ribbon panel of researchers assigned to provide Congress with a clear analysis of the Earth's surface temperature changes over time has concluded the planet warmed more rapidly over the past 25 years than at any other period in the past 400 years. In doing so, the group validated controversial climate research published in the journal Nature in 1998, describing warming trends at the end of the 20th century as unprecedented in the last 1,000 years. It also establishes the foundation for stronger projections for future climate change, experts said. "I think global warming is happening and has been for...
  • Outsourcing the Bay Bridge

    03/23/2006 3:35:25 PM PST · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 608+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Wednesday, March 22, 2006 | HOLLEY GILBERT
    VANCOUVER -- Under a roof where World War II Liberty ships were built, Rep. Brian Baird, D-Wash., urged the Bush administration on Tuesday to insist that California award the contract for the center span of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to a U.S. company. Skirting the Buy America law and sending family-wage jobs overseas to save "a couple of dollars" will undermine the U.S. economy, destroy the domestic steel industry and compromise national security, Baird told about 60 union members at Oregon Iron Works Inc.'s plant at the old Kaiser Shipyards in Vancouver. Once the country's steel industry is...
  • The new rules of the global game

    02/23/2006 10:09:13 PM PST · by Coleus · 77 replies · 1,201+ views
    BBC ^ | 02.19.06 | Jonathan Marcus
    "Globalisation" has become one of the great buzzwords of modern times. Microsoft's Bill Gates is amongst those who say the world is 'flatter' It came to the fore during the 1990s, and the impact of globalisation looks set to play a prominent part in shaping our world during the first decades of this new century.  To see the advocates of globalisation at work and play there is no better vantage point than the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  Its members have probably all read columnist Tom Friedman's best-seller, The World Is Flat: A Brief...