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  • OFA: 'No credible scientific debate anymore' on climate change

    11/12/2013 12:53:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner | November 12, 2013 | Zack Colman
    <p>Organizing for Action, the grassroots offshoot of President Obama's re-election campaign, sent an email to supporters Tuesday saying "climate change is real," adding that "there's no credible scientific debate anymore."</p>
  • Report: Calif. to get seas rising 6 inches by 2030

    06/22/2012 2:32:34 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT | JEFF BARNARD AP Environmental Writer
    The West Coast will see an ocean several inches higher in coming decades, with most of California expected to get sea levels a half foot higher by 2030, according a report released Friday. The study by the National Research Council gives planners their best look yet at how melting ice sheets and warming oceans associated with climate change will raise sea levels along the country's Pacific coast. It is generally consistent with earlier global projections, but takes a closer look at California, Oregon and Washington. Although the 6 inches expected for California by 2030 seem minor, the report estimated that...
  • UN climate chief turns to CEOs for action

    02/21/2012 3:25:35 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/21/2012 | KARL RITTER
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — As governments bicker over who should do what to slow the pace of global warming, the U.N.'s climate chief is increasingly looking to business leaders to show the way forward to a low-carbon future. Christiana Figueres told The Associated Press on Tuesday that her efforts to reach out to high-profile executives from companies such as Coca-Cola, Unilever and Virgin Group represent "a deeper recognition of the fact that the private sector can contribute in a decisive way." Since the start of 2012, the Costa Rican head of the U.N. climate agency has met corporate leaders at the...
  • Jery Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger urge green energy policies

    12/16/2011 11:26:42 AM PST · by SmithL · 36 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/16/11 | David Siders
    SAN FRANCISCO – Gov. Jerry Brown railed Thursday against politicians who doubt climate change, calling them "political lemmings" and the chief obstacle in the fight against global warming. "The main thing we have to deal with in climate change is the skepticism, the denial and the cult-like behavior of the political lemmings that would take us over the cliff," the Democratic governor said at a high-profile conference on climate change at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. At a conference that included Brown's predecessor, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Brown said climate change has...
  • Climate conference approves landmark deal

    12/10/2011 6:22:22 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 10, 2011 8:42 PM EST | unattributed
    DURBAN, South Africa (AP) -- The president of a U.N. climate conference has announced agreement on a program mapping out a new course by all nations to fight climate change over the coming decades. The 194-party conference agreed to start negotiations on a new accord that would put all countries under the same legal regime to enforce their commitments to control greenhouse gases. It would take effect by 2020 at the latest. Currently, only industrial countries have legally binding emissions targets under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Those commitments expire next year, but they will be extended for another five years...
  • University hit by new climate leak ahead of talks (U of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit)

    11/22/2011 12:55:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/22/11 | Raphael G. Satter - AP
    LONDON (AP) — The British university whose stolen emails caused a global climate science controversy in 2009 says those behind the breach have apparently released a second and potentially far larger batch of old messages. University of East Anglia spokesman Simon Dunford said that while academics didn't have the chance yet to examine the roughly 5,000 emails apparently dumped into the public domain Tuesday, a small sample examined by the university "appears to be genuine." The university said in a statement that the emails did not appear to be the result of a new breach. Instead, the statement said that...
  • Wind Farms Disrupting Radar, Scientists Say

    11/05/2011 12:54:18 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 05, 2011 | unattributed
    This one's really off the radar. Wind farms, along with solar power and other alternative energy sources, are supposed to produce the energy of tomorrow. Evidence indicates that their countless whirring fan blades produce something else: "blank spots" that distort radar readings. Now government agencies that depend on radar -- such as the Department of Defense and the National Weather Service -- are spending millions in a scramble to preserve their detection capabilities. A four-star Air Force general recently spelled out the problem to Dave Beloite, the director of the Department of Defense’s Energy Siting Clearinghouse. "Look there’s a radar...
  • 'Snowtober' fits U.N. climate change predictions

    11/01/2011 5:29:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/1/11 | Geoff Mohan
    While the Northeast is still reeling from a surprise October snowstorm that has left more than a million people without power for days, the United Nations is about to release its latest document on adaptation to climate change. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is expected conclude that there is a high probability that man-made greenhouse gases already are causing extreme weather that has cost governments, insurers, businesses and individuals billions of dollars. And it is certain to predict that costs due to extreme weather will rise and some areas of the world will become more perilous...
  • Global warming worsens weather extremes, international climate panel will say (cold is hot again)

    11/01/2011 8:32:35 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    washington post ^ | 1/11/2011 | ap
    Freakish weather disasters — from the sudden October snowstorm in the Northeast U.S. to the record floods in Thailand — are striking more often. And global warming is likely to spawn more similar weather extremes at a huge cost, says a draft summary of an international climate report obtained by The Associated Press. The final draft of the report from a panel of the world’s top climate scientists paints a wild future for a world already weary of weather catastrophes costing billions of dollars. The report says costs will rise and perhaps some locations will become “increasingly marginal as places...
  • The Climate Scam Continues

    10/31/2011 6:29:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | October 31, 2011 | Editor
    Junk Science: In an attempt to revive climate hype, a chart by a Berkeley scientist claims to show global warming has not slowed. In fact, what it shows is no warming for the last 11 years. Self-proclaimed climate skeptic Richard Muller, professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, made quite a splash recently in the Wall Street Journal with his compilation of data from ground stations and conclusion that the earth has warmed since the 1950s and continues to warm. Muller's team, the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project, concluded that the average land temperature has risen 1...
  • Energy Department-Backed Company Under SEC Investigation [ECOtality -- Electric car chargers]

    10/28/2011 9:37:09 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies
    In its push to get electric vehicles on the road, the Obama administration has partnered with a company in dire financial straits that is also under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for insider trading. San Francisco-based green technology company ECOtality received roughly $115 million in two separate Energy Department grants to build 14,000 electric vehicle charging stations in 18 cities. President Obama cited ECOtality in last year’s State of the Union address as a success story of his stimulus law. Ted Karner, president and CEO of ECOtality subsidiary eTec (now called ECOtality North America) watched from the crowd...
  • Warming could exceed safe levels in this lifetime

    10/23/2011 10:24:06 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2011 | Nina Chestney
    (Reuters) - Global temperature rise could exceed "safe" levels of two degrees Celsius in some parts of the world in many of our lifetimes if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, two research papers published in the journal Nature warned. "Certain levels of climate change are very likely within the lifetimes of many people living now ... unless emissions of greenhouse gases are substantially reduced in the coming decades," said a study on Sunday by academics at the English universities of Reading and Oxford, the UK's Met Office Hadley Center and the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand."Large parts of...
  • The awe-inspiring and breathtaking pictures of life and survival on our melting polar worlds

    10/15/2011 1:39:23 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 15th 2011 | Craig Mackenzie
    These stunning images reveal a remarkable glimpse of life at the ends of the earth. Our melting polar worlds have been captured in breathtaking pictures by the BBC for this autumn's landmark natural history series Frozen Planet. It is the last chance to see the world's greatest wildernesses before they change forever, according to narrator Sir David Attenborough. 'The pictures captured behaviour and phenomena that had never before been recorded,' said Sir David, 85. 'Those pictures will become increasingly valuable as time passes. 'For this may well prove to be our last chance to record, in their full splendour, these...
  • ‘Green jobs’ farm in Colorado sheds jobs after receiving $200M in stimulus funds

    10/04/2011 6:36:32 AM PDT · by martosko · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/04/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s “green jobs” initiatives suffered another major blow late Monday, as the nonprofit National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado, announced a plan to lay off roughly 10 percent of its staff through a voluntary buy-out plan. According to the Denver Post, the lab plans to eliminate between 100 and 150 of its 1,350 jobs. The Obama administration supported the NREL in 2009 with roughly $200 million in stimulus grants. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu visited Golden in May 2009 to promote the NREL as a beneficiary of those funds.
  • Gore in 24-hour broadcast to convert climate skeptics

    09/12/2011 5:39:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Reuters
    Gore in 24-hour broadcast to convert climate skeptics Photo 8:10am EDT LONDON (Reuters) - Former President Al Gore will renew his 30-year campaign to convince skeptics of the link between climate change and extreme weather events this week in a 24-hour global multi-media event. "24 Hours of Reality" will broadcast a presentation by Al Gore every hour for 24 hours across 24 different time zones from Wednesday to Thursday, with the aim of convincing climate change deniers and driving action against global warming among households, schools and businesses. The campaign also asks people to hand over control of their social...
  • Seattle Green Jobs Program Gets $20M, Creates 14 Posts

    08/29/2011 2:11:52 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    Seattle Green Jobs Program Gets $20M, Creates 14 Posts By Dan Springer Published August 29, 2011 | FoxNews.com A green jobs program in one of America's greenest cities is being called a bust 16 months after a $20 million federal grant to weatherize homes in Seattle ended up putting just 14 people to work in mostly administrative jobs and upgrading only three homes in the area. "The jobs are not there," Todd Myers, who wrote the book "Eco Fads," told Fox News. "So we're training people for jobs that don't exist." Seattle is not alone. The Department of Energy has...
  • Seeing Irene As Harbinger Of a Change In Climate (Soon-to-be Tropical Storm Irene)

    08/27/2011 5:14:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/27/11 | JUSTIN GILLIS
    The scale of Hurricane Irene, which could cause more extensive damage along the Eastern Seaboard than any storm in decades, is reviving an old question: are hurricanes getting worse because of human-induced climate change? The short answer from scientists is that they are still trying to figure it out. But many of them do believe that hurricanes will get more intense as the planet warms, and they see large hurricanes like Irene as a harbinger.
  • Sarkozy, Merkel want carbon tax on imports (Vas ist das? Sacre Bleu'!)

    09/18/2009 1:33:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 914+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/09 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) – The leaders of France and Germany called Friday for the United Nations to support a carbon tax on imports from countries who fail to back international efforts to fight global warming. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrote to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arguing that states that fail to back a deal at a climate summit in Copenhagen in December should be held accountable. "It would be unacceptable for the efforts of the most ambitious countries to be undermined by the carbon emissions released by lack of or insufficient action by other countries,"...
  • Obama tackles global warming (AP: At last, a president who gets it)

    12/18/2008 11:33:43 AM PST · by presidio9 · 68 replies · 1,761+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/18/2008 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore. Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can't avoid. Since Clinton's inauguration, summer Arctic sea ice has lost the equivalent of Alaska, California and Texas. The 10 hottest years on record have occurred since Clinton's second inauguration. Global warming is accelerating. Time is close to running out, and Obama knows it. "The time for delay is over; the time for denial is over," he said Tuesday after meeting with former Vice President Al Gore, who won a...
  • Al Gore Urges 'Civil Disobedience' Toward Coal Plants (Another radical Democrat failure)

    09/24/2008 8:33:17 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 55 replies · 638+ views
    fox news ^ | 9/24/2008 | fox news
    Al Gore called Wednesday for "civil disobedience" to combat the construction of coal power plants without the ability to store carbon, Reuters reported. The former vice president, whose efforts to raise awareness of global warming have made him the most prominent voice on that issue, made the comment during a session at the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative in Manhattan.
  • The great carbon bazaar

    06/06/2008 12:47:52 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 7 replies · 90+ views
    Evidence of serious flaws in the multi-billion dollar global market for carbon credits has been uncovered by a BBC World Service investigation. The credits are generated by a United Nations-run scheme called the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The mechanism gives firms in developing countries financial incentives to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But in some cases, carbon credits are paid to projects that would have been realised without external funding. The findings reinforce doubts that the CDM is leading to real emission cuts, which is not good news for the effort to combat climate change. And in one case a company...
  • McCain calls for greenhouse-gas cuts, criticizes Bush administration

    05/13/2008 9:14:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 111 replies · 469+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/13/08 | Matt Stearns
    WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain called Monday for reductions in carbon emissions and criticized the Bush administration for failing to lead the fight against climate change. "We have many advantages in the fight against global warming, but time is not one of them. … We stand warned by serious and credible scientists across the world that time is short and the dangers are great," the Arizona Republican said in a speech delivered at a wind-energy facility in Portland, Ore. "The most relevant question is whether our own government is equal to the challenge." McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, proposed...
  • Bush to Outline Vision for Fighting Climate Change

    04/16/2008 4:59:55 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 45 replies · 75+ views
    AP ^ | April 15, 2008 | unknown
    WASHINGTON - President Bush, stepping into the debate over global warming, plans to announce on Wednesday a national goal for stopping the growth of greenhouse gas emissions over the next few decades. In a speech in the Rose Garden, Bush will lay out a strategy rather than a specific proposal for curbing emissions, White House press secretary Dana Perino said Tuesday. She did not disclose details of his announcement and would not say whether the president would propose any kind of mandatory cap on greenhouse gas emissions. The president wants every major economy, including fast-growing nations like China and India,...
  • More Ice Than Ever

    02/05/2008 4:04:54 AM PST · by rellimpank · 17 replies · 69+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 05 feb 08 | Patrick J. Michaels
    The Washington Post recently ran a shocking above-the-fold article warning us of "Escalating Ice Loss Found in Antarctica." A new paper by Eric Rignot of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows a net loss of ice where most scientists thought the opposite would occur. The Post went full-bore with this one, spreading the article on to an entire interior page. The piece ends by noting that Rajenda Pachauri, head of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is so concerned that he's is personally going down to inspect the situation. He should. Before he even gets to Antarctica, Pachauri...
  • For cause of U.S. hurricanes, science supports president

    09/09/2005 12:26:05 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 23 replies · 858+ views
    By now you've probably heard about the lunatic comments of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the Cindy Sheehan of the environmental movement, who blamed Hurricane Katrina on President Bush and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour for not buying into the global warming hype, and not signing up for the thoroughly discredited Kyoto Treaty. RFK Jr. is not alone in his delusions. In Europe the president is being castigated for not falling in line with all those Old World socialists eager to use the alleged warming of the world climate to create a new world order organized along the lines laid down by...