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  • G-20 shut Trump out on climate, strike deal on trade (The Munchkins make their own deal)

    07/08/2017 8:40:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Ass. Press via The Washington Compost ^ | July 8, 2017 | David McHugh and Geir Moulson
    HAMBURG, Germany — World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change Saturday, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming. The final statement of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, underlined that the other countries and the European Union supported the Paris climate agreement rejected by Trump. They called the deal to reduce greenhouse gases “irreversible” and vowed to implement it quickly and without exception. The other countries, from European powers such as Germany to emerging ones such as China and energy producers such as Saudi Arabia, dismissively “took note” of the...
  • Tillerson picked as SOS, Recommended by James Baker and Robert Gates

    12/12/2016 8:15:33 PM PST · by nwrep · 116 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Dec 12, 2016 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Mr. Tillerson emerged as a contender on the strong recommendations of James A. Baker III, the secretary of state under President George Bush, and Robert M. Gates, the former defense secretary, according to a person briefed on the process. Mr. Kushner and Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, advocated strongly for Mr. Tillerson, and the president-elect became intrigued.
  • Exxon Mobil signs on to Republican-led carbon tax proposal

    06/20/2017 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/20/17 | James Osborne
    WASHINGTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. and other large oil companies are backing a carbon tax proposal put forward earlier this year by a group of former Republican leaders including James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state and a Houston attorney. The Climate Leadership Coalition, a group that includes Baker, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and former Secretary of State George Shultz, announced a list of "founding members" Tuesday that includes Exxon Mobil, BP, Shell, Total, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson. "We support @TheCLCouncil as a founding member and are working to support its policy development process," Exxon...
  • What does Trump's Paris climate decision mean? (Goodbye Paris)

    05/31/2017 1:12:26 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    politico ^ | 05/31/2017 02:55 PM EDT | Nick Juliano
    While President Donald Trump is keeping everyone in suspense, a White House official said Wednesday morning that Trump will formally withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change agreement. ... Why is Trump pulling out? Trump has repeatedly dismissed human-caused climate change as a “bulls---” “hoax” invented by the Chinese to undercut U.S. manufacturing, and those who urged him to exit virtually all believe that scientists’ warnings of more extreme weather and rising seas are overblown. Trump also has said that U.S. coal, oil and manufacturing companies are disadvantaged by efforts to reduce carbon emissions. While the question of...
  • Trump nearing a decision on whether to pull U.S. from Paris climate deal

    05/31/2017 1:17:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 31, 2017 | Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis
    President Trump is nearing a final decision on whether to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, with one White House official saying Wednesday that the president is leaning toward an exit but three others cautioning that he has not reached a verdict. The matter has deeply divided the administration for months. Ivanka Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have urged the president to remain in the deal, and White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have been pushing for a withdrawal.
  • Obama advisors also back communist UN leader who would fix economy with global taxes

    05/26/2009 5:30:09 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 18 replies · 1,159+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 05/26/09 | Cliff Kincaid
    "While meaningless United Nations hand-wringing over the North Korean nuclear weapons program garners headlines, the world body is moving ahead with a global conference to lay groundwork for world government financed by global taxes. The communist head of the U.N. General Assembly is leading the effort, but he is getting crucial support from “progressive” economists who advise the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party. The United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis" June 24-26. "U.N. General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto is the U.N. point man on these “global governance” issues. Now, even the New York Times is...
  • Donald Trump targeted by Henry Paulson in op-ed endorsing Hillary Clinton

    06/25/2016 11:59:39 AM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 25, 2016 | Reena Flores
    "This troubles me deeply as a Republican, but it troubles me even more as an American," said Paulson, a former Goldman Sachs chief executive who spearheaded the 2008 Wall Street bank bailout as treasury secretary. "Enough is enough," he wrote. "It's time to put country before party and say it together: Never Trump." Instead, he offered up Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, as the country's best alternative to Trump, encouraging his GOP colleagues to consider her when casting their ballot.
  • Senior Republican statesmen propose replacing Obama’s climate policies with a carbon tax

    02/11/2017 5:37:45 PM PST · by yoe · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Feburary 8, 2017 | Chris Mooney and Juliet Eilperin
    Representatives from a coalition of veteran Republican officials — including five who have either served as treasury secretary or as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers — met Wednesday with White House officials to discuss the idea of imposing a national carbon tax, rather than using federal regulations, to address climate change.[snip]Despite the group’s impeccable Republican credentials — Baker, Paulson and Schultz served as treasury secretaries and Feldstein and Mankiw served as CEA chairs under GOP presidents — the proposal faces long odds. Many congressional Republicans are adamantly against a tax increase of any kind, and President Trump repeatedly...
  • With Trump and GOP in Power, New Push to Stop FATCA Horror Show

    02/10/2017 8:10:58 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 10 February 2017 | Alex Newman
    The Obama-era Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) horror show may be coming to an end. With President Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress, critics and victims of the scheme, dubbed the "the worst law most Americans have never heard of," are launching a fresh push for repeal. From foreign political leaders and powerful CEOs to embattled Americans overseas and domestic activists, pressure is building on Republicans to adhere to the GOP platform calling for abandoning the controversial measure. And with major tax reform high on the agenda for the new...
  • GOP Establishment Royalty Calls for Worldwide Carbon Tax

    02/09/2017 4:34:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 9, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I had this story yesterday and I didn’t get to it. It’s a Bloomberg story based on an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by James A. Baker and George Shultz. Now, these two guys date back to the Republican Reagan administration. They are considered Republican royalty. They are called even by the Drive-Bys, they have so much respect now, they’re called elder statesmen in the Republican Party. And according to the Drive-Bys, Democrats, the Republicans don’t have any statesmen, period, but these two guys have written an op-ed pushing a carbon tax. And they had a meeting with...
  • GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

    02/08/2017 9:54:41 AM PST · by Ray76 · 53 replies
    Phys Org ^ | Feb 8, 2017 | Catherine Lucey And Julie Pace
    A group of Republican senior statesmen are pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz The group will meet Wednesday with White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, senior adviser Jared Kushner, and Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council. Also supporting Baker's effort are Hank Paulson, treasury secretary for former President George W. Bush; Greg Mankiw, who chaired Bush's Council of Economic Advisers; and...
  • Does Donald Trump represent a step forward for climate change action?

    05/17/2016 4:53:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 16, 2016 | by Kate Aronoff
    Donald Trump will have a climate plan and it will be ugly. For now, the Republican frontrunner is pedaling the kind of denialism his party loves, having called global warming everything from a "hoax" to a "con job" to a Chinese plot. But an interview with his energy adviser hinted that Trump might endeavor to Make Atmospheric Carbon Levels Great Again. "My advice would be, while I'm a skeptic as well", Trump energy honcho Kevin Cramer [said], "he is a product of political populism, and political populism believes that there needs [to be] some addressing of climate change". Cramer has...
  • ‘We Need an Energy Miracle’ Bill Gates

    11/01/2015 6:39:50 PM PST · by BeauBo · 82 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 2015 | James Bennet
    "On why the free market won’t develop new forms of energy fast enough: ...Without a substantial carbon tax, there’s no incentive for innovators or plant buyers to switch."
  • US Attorney General, US Cities, Join UN To Create Global Police Force Intiative (Agenda 21)

    10/01/2015 2:22:21 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 55 replies
    KrisAnne Hall ^ | Sept 30 2015 | krisanne hall.
    Yesterday, Loretta Lynch announced before the United Nations that the Attorney General's Office, in collaboration with several US Cities will for a global law enforcement initiative called the Strong Cities Network. This is the implementation of UN rules and laws on US soil bypassing Congress and circumventing the Constitution. Find the transcript here, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Announces the Launch of the Strong Cities Network at the United Nations General Assembly http://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-loretta-e-lynch-announces-launch-strong-cities-network-united-nations Launch of Strong Cities Network to Strengthen Community Resilience Against Violent Extremism http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/launch-strong-cities-network-strengthen-community-resilience-against-violent-extremism
  • UN Climate Regime Must Bypass U.S. Congress, French Govt Says

    06/04/2015 10:24:37 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    The New American ^ | June 3, 2015 | Alex Newman
    United Nations and its member regimes must sidestep the U.S. Constitution and the American people’s elected representatives to save the world from global warming, declared French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (shown). Speaking to representatives of African governments and dictators during UN “climate” talks in Germany on Monday, the Socialist Party foreign policy chief explained that the U.S. Congress would refuse to approve the proposed planetary climate regime. As such, the emerging agreement, set to be finalized in Paris later this year, must be imposed on the United States by the Obama administration and the UN — without the consent of...
  • US must pay climate reparations

    09/22/2015 9:37:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Washington Square News - NYU's Official Student Newspaper ^ | September 21, 2015 | Jesus Kumamoto, Contributing writer
    With the Paris World Climate Summit taking place in three months, scientists and politicians are raising concerns over the speed at which the effects of climate change are being addressed. Recently, developing countries demanded that the United States and other wealthy nations pay reparations for climate refugees affected in their respective countries. It is past time for the United States to pay its dues as it has a long history of climate inaction, and in 1997 was the only wealthy nation not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, a document which, for many nations, represented a first step in reducing their...
  • $100B/Yr Climate Finance Challenging, But Possible (global taxes!) - UN Panel (Soros)

    11/06/2010 11:28:07 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 5, 2010 | Selina Williams
    Raising $100 billion a year of climate finance by 2020 is challenging, but possible through mechanisms including carbon markets, domestic carbon taxes and a variety of international transportation taxes, a United Nations advisory group said in a report Friday. Earlier this year, the UN's Ban established the panel, which includes U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, billionaire financier George Soros and Deutsche Bank vice-chairman Caio Koch-Weser. The financing will be used to support mitigation and adaptation efforts in developing countries--in particular, for the poorest and most vulnerable communities.
  • UN calls for 'billionaires tax' to help world's poor

    07/06/2012 4:04:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/6/2012 | Tim Witcher
    The United Nations on Thursday called for a tax on billionaires to help raise more than $400 billion a year for poor countries. An annual lump sum payment by the super-rich is one of a host of measures including a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, currency exchanges or financial transactions proposed in a UN report that accuses wealthy nations of breaking promises to step up aid for the less fortunate. The annual World Economic and Social Survey says it is critical to find new ways to help the world's poor as pledged cash fails to flow. The report estimates that...
  • Physicist Howard Hayden's one-letter disproof of global warming claims [pre-Climategate]

    11/27/2009 2:01:23 PM PST · by sionnsar · 55 replies · 2,953+ views
    Mises Economic Blog ^ | 10/29/2009 | Stephan Kinsella
    Physicist Howard Hayden, a staunch advocate of sound energy policy, sent me a copy of his letter to the EPA about global warming. The text is also appended below, with permission. As noted in my post Access to Energy, Hayden helped the late, great Petr Beckmann found the dissident physics journal Galilean Electrodynamics (brochures and further Beckmann info here; further dissident physics links). Hayden later began to publish his own pro-energy newsletter, The Energy Advocate, following in the footsteps of Beckmann's own journal Access to EnergyI love Hayden's email sign-off, "People will do anything to save the world ... except...
  • Republicans outfox Democrats on climate votes

    01/22/2015 7:15:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 21, 2015 | Elana Schor and Darren Goode
    The GOP accepts the notion of climate change - but not the way Democrats wanted them to.Senate Republicans head-faked Democrats on climate change Wednesday, agreeing in a floor vote that the planet’s climate was changing, but blocking language that would have blamed human activity. In a complicated maneuver that was the first politically perilous test for Senate Republicans, the new majority party split up the votes that Democrats had hoped would force the GOP into an awkward roll call on whether they believed in the science behind climate change — just hours after President Barack Obama slammed Republicans in his...