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  • Rich countries' $100bn promise to fight climate change 'not delivered'

    06/29/2015 6:42:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | June 29, 2015 | by Suzanne Goldenberg
    Rich countries are very, very far from raising the billions they promised to help poor countries fight climate change, jeopardising the prospects of reaching a global warming deal at Paris, the world’s rising economies warned. As a key United Nations meeting got underway, Brazil, China, India and South Africa said they were disappointed in rich countries’ failure to make good on a promise six years ago to mobilise $100bn a year by 2020 for climate finance. The funds, intended to help developing countries cut their greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for sea-level rises, extreme weather and other consequences of climate...
  • Black Chamber of Commerce: EPA Clean Air Plan Will Increase Black Poverty 23%

    06/28/2015 5:39:44 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 13 replies
    cnsnews ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    FULL TITLE: Black Chamber of Commerce: EPA Clean Air Plan Will Increase Black Poverty 23%, Strip 7,000,000 Black Jobs (CNSNews.com) - A study commissioned by the National Black Chamber of Commerce, which represents 2.1 million black-owned businesses in the United States, found that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan would increase black poverty by 23 percent and cause the loss of 7 million jobs for black Americans by 2035. The study also found that the EPA' plan would increase Hispanic poverty by 26 percent and cause the loss of 12 million jobs for Hispanic Americans by 2035. The...
  • Salon Writer: For White Catholics, Climate Science ‘Clashes With Their Other God: The Free Market

    06/27/2015 6:19:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 27, 2015 | Tom Johnson
    When it comes to American Catholic opinions about climate change, a recent poll shows a major gap between whites and Latinos. The Public Religion Research Institute reports that by margins of approximately 20 percent, Latino Catholics are likelier than white Catholics to believe that there is such a thing as global warming; that it’s “due to human activity”; and that it “constitutes a crisis or a major problem.” What’s causing this discrepancy? A false god, suggests writer Patricia Miller. “White Catholics don’t accept the scientific consensus on climate change because it clashes with their other god: the free market,” declared...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 27, 2015

    06/27/2015 9:15:56 AM PDT · by Excellence · 8 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | June 27, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Really, really complicated talk on pressure systems, the dust coming off the west coast of Africa, the El Nińo, the JMO. It's more like a college lecture than a weather report. Indulge. Learn.
  • Sorry Pope Francis, the State of the Planet Is Getting Better

    06/26/2015 8:56:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/26/2015 | Christopher S. Carson
    Last week, Pope Francis released his controversial environmental Encyclical, Praised Be, to the public. It is not simply a matter of global warming endangering the planet, he writes. The Pope has a comprehensively dark vision of the world. He writes that The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filthÂ…beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbishÂ…. Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last two hundred years.In other words, the Industrial Revolution is to blame for covering the planet in rubbish. But if itÂ’s...
  • Do your neighbors believe in global warming? New map has answer

    06/26/2015 6:00:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 25, 2015 | By Kelly House
    Multnomah County has the state's highest percentage of global warming believers, according to new figures from Yale University. According to the university's national climate change opinions map, 74 percent of residents believe global warming is happening, while 13 percent don't buy it. The newly released figures are based on a complex statistical analysis of public perceptions about climate change in every state, congressional district and county across the country. Washington, D.C. residents led the nation in climate change affirmation, with 81 percent of residents. Floridians' title as the nation's biggest climate change deniers. Curious what your neighbors think about global...
  • Dem. Senator Hopes The DOJ Sues Global Warming ‘Deniers’

    06/25/2015 1:12:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 25, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is not a fan of anyone who disagrees with him about man-made global warming. And at an event hosted by environmentalists, he made it clear just how much he doesn’t like skeptics. “But, this vast denial apparatus that propagates the false doubt, that props up the phony science, that gets these yahoos who can’t survive … peer-reviewed scrutiny onto Fox News, onto the cable shows, saying that their scientists, they create an artificial conflict about this and that’s why I think there’s doubt,” the Rhode Island Democrat told attendees at a League of Conservation Voters event in...
  • The White House Wants Your Doctor To Teach You About Global Warming

    06/25/2015 9:45:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/25/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Americans trust their doctors, so the White House wants these medical professionals to be a mouthpiece for President Obama’s global warming agenda. “We also need doctors, nurses and citizens, like all of you”President Obama said in a taped speech presented to medical professionals gathered at the White House, “to get to work to raise awareness and organize folks for real change.” The Obama administration has been hard at work trying to draw a link between global warming and public health issues. The summit included the U.S. Surgeon General, top administration officials, and public health experts from around the country telling...
  • Black Chamber of Commerce: EPA Clean Air Plan Will Increase Black Poverty 23%, Strip .. Black Jobs

    06/24/2015 9:55:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    A study commissioned by the National Black Chamber of Commerce, which represents 2.1 million black-owned businesses in the United States, found that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan would increase black poverty by 23 percent and cause the loss of 7 million jobs for black Americans by 2035. The study also found that the EPA' plan would increase Hispanic poverty by 26 percent and cause the loss of 12 million jobs for Hispanic Americans by 2035. The EPA proposed the Clean Power Plan on June 2, 2014 to cut carbon emissions from power plants. ... There was a...
  • Chuck Schumer: Carbon tax has a chance if Clinton wins

    06/24/2015 6:28:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | June 23, 2015 | By ELANA SCHOR
    Sen. Chuck Schumer outlined a path Tuesday for Hillary Clinton to enact a carbon tax if the Democrats prevail in the 2016 elections. Schumer said that a Clinton presidency and the return of his party to the Senate majority in 2017 could pave the way for lawmakers to enact a carbon tax to help fund the government. The mere suggestion of a new fee on the emissions blamed for climate change, however, could become a political headache for Clinton and other Democrats, and it’s routinely dismissed by Republicans. Schumer also vowed that Democrats would successfully defend President Barack Obama’s landmark...
  • Global Warming Is Now a "Medical Emergency" That Could Wipe Out 50 Years of Global Health Gains

    06/24/2015 6:18:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Bryan Schatz
    Climate change, if left unchecked, threatens to undermine the last half century of gains in global health. That's the conclusion of a study released Monday by an international commission convened by the Lancet, a prestigious medical journal based in the UK. Declaring it a "medical emergency," the authors argued that the potential impacts of global warming—such as floods, drought, heat stress, catastrophic storms, the spread of disease, and increased food insecurity—pose a "potentially catastrophic risk" to human health. The study's authors, however, highlight a potential sliver of good news: Tackling the issue immediately presents "the greatest global health opportunity of...
  • Netherlands ordered to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    06/24/2015 5:41:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 24, 2015
    A Dutch court has ordered the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020, in a case environmentalists hope will set a precedent for other countries. Campaigners brought the case on behalf of almost 900 Dutch citizens. They argued the government had a legal obligation to protect its citizens from the dangers of climate change. Jasper Teulings from Greenpeace called it a "landmark case". "It shifts the whole debate. Other cases are being brought in Belgium, the Philippines. This is the start of a wave of climate litigation."
  • Britain faces FREEZING winters as slump in solar activity threatens 'little Ice Age'

    06/23/2015 5:12:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 63 replies
    express.co uk ^ | June 23,2015 | By NATHAN RAO
    Climate experts warn the amount of light and warmth released by the sun is nosediving to levels "not seen for centuries". They fear a repeat of the so-called 'Maunder Minimum' which triggered Arctic winter whiteouts and led to the River Thames freezing 300 years ago. The Met Office-led study warns although the effect will be offset by recent global warming, Britain faces years of unusually cold winters. A spokesman said: "A return to low solar activity not seen for centuries could increase the chances of cold winters in Europe and eastern parts of the United States but wouldn't halt global...
  • EPA Chief: Global Warming “Deniers” Are Not “Normal People”…

    06/23/2015 4:14:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 93 replies
    dailycaller ^ | Miachael Bastasch
    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told an audience Tuesday gathered at a White House conference “normal people,” not “climate deniers” will win the debate on global warming.rWhat do you think? McCarthy’s remarks came as she was talking about the reasons why the EPA put out a report on the negative health impacts global warming will have on public health. She said the agency puts out such reports to educate the public, not answer critiques from global warming skeptics.rWhat do you think?
  • Humans will be extinct in 100 years says eminent scientist

    06/19/2015 4:54:51 PM PDT · by plain talk · 55 replies
    PhysOrg.com ^ | Jun 23, 2010 | Lin Edwards
    Eminent Australian scientist Professor Frank Fenner, who helped to wipe out smallpox, predicts humans will probably be extinct within 100 years, because of overpopulation, environmental destruction and climate change. Fenner said that climate change is only at its beginning, but is likely to be the cause of our extinction. “We’ll undergo the same fate as the people on Easter Island,” he said. More people means fewer resources, and Fenner predicts “there will be a lot more wars over food.”
  • Pope’s key science advisor Hans Schellnhuber is an atheist who believes in ‘Gaia, but not in God’

    06/23/2015 9:30:01 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 77 replies
    ClimateDepot.com ^ | June 23, 2015 7:45 AM | By: Marc Morano - Climate Depot
    So dedicated is Schellnhuber to this belief that he says “the Gaia approach may even include the influence of biospheric activities on the Earth’s plate-tectonic processes.” Not the other way around, mind you, where continental drift and earthquakes effects life, but where life effects earthquakes...
  • Rising tides in San Francisco Bay demand unified solutions

    06/23/2015 9:06:58 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 28 replies
    Mercury News ^ | Lisa M. Krieger
    Every community that rings San Francisco Bay is vulnerable to rising seas. But while some places are preparing, others are not -- and no single agency is coordinating the effort, according to two new civil grand jury reports. "It is a slow-moving emergency," said state Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, lead author of the state's first report on climate-related flooding and organizer of a conference Friday at NASA Ames Research Center called "Meeting the Challenges of Sea Level Rise." In Santa Clara County, the water district should coordinate the county's effort, the grand jury recommended -- a project the district...
  • Pope Francis Is Wrong about Air Conditioning

    06/23/2015 7:13:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/23/2015 | by SHUBHANKAR CHHOKRA
    Pope Francis’s aversion to air conditioning may be red hot, but he himself is comfortably cool. In his encyclical Laudato Si’, published today, the pope lambasts wasteful consumerism and unchecked human economic activity as a root of climate change, singling out one product in particular for censure: the air conditioner. “A simple example [of harmful habits of consumption] is the increasing use and power of air-conditioning,” Francis writes. “The markets, which immediately benefit from sales, stimulate ever greater demand. An outsider looking at our world would be amazed at such behavior, which at times appears self-destructive.” But ironically, Francis probably...
  • 6 Things Jimmy Akin Won’t Tell You about the Pope’s New Encyclical

    06/22/2015 6:31:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 243 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 22, 2015 | Hillary White
    Since my buddy Chris Ferrara has, perhaps before anyone else in the English speaking world, done a thorough examination of the pope’s environment encyclical, “Laudato Si,” I will confine myself here to some observations of a different sort and to proposing a few questions for consideration – to talking around it, so to speak. A great many people, long before the document was issued yesterday, have been asking whether it should have been written at all. Is this appropriate for a pope? Why was it necessary? Why, of all the possible topics, did Pope Francis choose this one? Has he...
  • Inaction on climate change would cost billions, major EPA study finds

    06/22/2015 3:11:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2015 | by Joby Warrick
    A global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions would prevent nearly 70,000 premature American deaths annually by the end of the century while sparing the country hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of economic losses, according to a major government study on the cost of climate change. The report, a five-year, peer-reviewed analysis that assesses the benefits of alternative strategies for dealing with climate change, concludes that every region of the country could be spared severe economic disruptions that would result if greenhouse gas concentrations continue to soar. “The results are quite startling and very clear,” said EPA administrator Gina...
  • Pope Francis, climate change...and America's mass murder epidemic (Hurl warning)

    06/22/2015 10:12:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer's Attytood Blog ^ | June 21, 2015 | Will Bunch
    Last week was a hard one to fully process for adult-ADD-addled news junkie like me. A momentous and arguably uplifting event -- Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change, a powerful document that folks may still be talking about in the year 2525, if Man (and Woman) are still alive -- was drowned out, at least in this country, by by the sound of gunfire and the manifestation of raw hate that occurred in Charleston. (And who exactly was Rachel Dolezal again?) The tragedy of Charleston and its "Mother Bethel" church absolutely needs to stay on the front burner of the...
  • When to Doubt a Scientific Consensus [long, but good]

    06/22/2015 9:01:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6-20-15 | Jay Richards
    A December 18, 2009 Washington Post poll, released on the final day of the ill-fated Copenhagen climate summit, reported “four in ten Americans now saying that they place little or no trust in what scientists have to say about the environment.” This was the month the tide turned in public perceptions of climate change. Several recent polls have found “climate change” skepticism rising faster than sea levels on Planet Algore (not to be confused with Planet Earth, where sea levels remain relatively stable). Many of the doubt-inducing climate scientists and their media acolytes attribute this rising skepticism to the stupidity of...
  • How climate-change doubters lost a papal fight

    06/20/2015 6:13:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2015 | By Anthony Faiola and Chris Mooney
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was about to take a major step backing the science behind ­human-driven global warming, and Philippe de Larminat was determined to change his mind. A French doubter who authored a book arguing that solar activity — not greenhouse gases — was driving global warming, de Larminat sought a spot at a climate summit in April sponsored by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Nobel laureates would be there. So would U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. economist Jeffrey Sachs and others calling for dramatic steps to curb carbon emissions. fter securing a high-level meeting at...
  • New study links global warming to Hurricane Sandy and other extreme weather events

    06/22/2015 9:00:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | June 22, 2015 | by John Abraham
    One of the hottest areas of climate research these days is on the potential connections between human emissions, global warming, and extreme weather. Will global warming make extreme weather more common or less common? More severe or less severe? New research, just published today in Nature Climate Change helps to answer that question by approaching the problem in a novel way. In short yes, human emissions of greenhouse gases have made certain particular weather events more severe. In summary, human warming affects weather in two ways. It changes the odds that any given extreme event will occur. But more importantly...
  • Latest victim of global warming: loaves of bread will be smaller in future, warn scientists

    06/22/2015 6:09:35 AM PDT · by C210N · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Jun 2015 | Jonathan Pearlman
    Long-term global warming will have a deflating effect on bread, and a “2050 loaf” will be crumpled and small due a reduction in the amount of protein in grains, Australian scientists have found.
  • Why I’m Disregarding Laudato Si and You Should Too

    06/21/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 19, 2015 | Chris Jackson
    Having wasted over an hour of my life, I now can say that I have read Laudato Si. It is the Pope’s latest verbose tome of an encyclical, which: espouses global warming alarmism, calls for international organizations to police climate change, and waxes poetic about people leading animals to God. In short it is as if Al Gore, Karl Marx, and Teilhard de Chardin wrote an encyclical. What’s worse is that because it came from a Pope, otherwise sane and rational people are actually taking it seriously.
  • Cardinal Suggests Rush Doesn't Understand Pope On Environment

    06/21/2015 8:07:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 93 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Cardinal couldn't have been more polite, but it didn't take much reading between the lines to get what he was asserting: that when it comes to the encyclical on the environment, Rush Limbaugh doesn't understand what the Pope was saying. On today's Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace played a clip of Rush saying that the encyclical "is suggesting is that everyone should vote for the Democrat party. How in the hell else do you interpret it when the Pope sounds like Al Gore on global warming and climate change?" Responded Cardinal Donald Wuerl: "one of the great blessings of...
  • Wake Up America: One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor

    06/21/2015 5:46:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-21-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s official: the summer solstice arrives at 12:38 p.m. EDT. On this, the official Summer Solstice, I would like to wish everyone a wonderful and fruitful summer.And speaking of berries, it’s a shame neither Barry nor his progeny will be home in the Big White to celebrate either the solstice or Fathers Day this year. Butt don’t let that spoil your day.Because the Summer Solstice is here and that means that - once again - the hottest days of the year lie ahead, whether you believe the earth is warming due to my SUV or not.Warning: hot daze aheadAnd Happy...
  • Sanders: GOP's climate change denial an 'embarrassment' (photo needed of Bernie on his jumbo jet)

    06/21/2015 5:35:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday night said Republican skepticism towards climate change science is a national “embarrassment.” “One of the embarrassments that goes on in this country today is that we have a major political party called the Republican Party that is rejecting what the overwhelming majority of scientists are saying,” Sanders told host Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” “That is, of course, climate change is real and caused by human activity,” said Sanders, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. “That’s an issue we’re going to talk about a whole lot.” Sanders praised Pope Francis for...
  • American recycling is stalling, and the big blue bin is one reason why

    06/21/2015 3:21:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 6/20/15 | Aaron C. Davis
    **SNIP** Once a profitable business for cities and private employers alike, recycling in recent years has become a money-sucking enterprise. The District, Baltimore and many counties in between are contributing millions annually to prop up one of the nation’s busiest facilities here in Elkridge, Md. — but it is still losing money. In fact, almost every facility like it in the country is running in the red. And Waste Management and other recyclers say that more than 2,000 municipalities nationwide are paying to dispose of their recyclables instead of the other way around. In short, the business of American recycling...
  • Pope Francis Goes Off the Rails

    06/20/2015 8:29:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 17, 2015 | Rich Lowry, editor, The National Review
    A quasi-religious movement now has a genuinely religious leader. The pope’s encyclical on the environment is being hailed for its embrace of science, although it is about as scientific as the Catholic hymnal. Pope Francis writes that Sister Earth “now cries out because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her.” Really? Is that what the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says? I’m not Catholic, but I respect the pope’s humility and am moved by his love for the handicapped and his concern...
  • Sea Level Was Higher During The Medieval Warm Period

    06/20/2015 2:20:29 PM PDT · by rottndog · 33 replies
    Real Science ^ | 6-18-2015 | stevengoddard
    The Norman castle at Pevensey Bay is one of the most historic sites in Britain. It is built inside of a Roman wall, and was William the Conqueror’s headquarters. It was also used as a defense outpost by Brits and Americans in WWII It is currently several miles from the sea, but at the time when the Romans and Normans built the structures, the water lapped right up to the edge of the stone. The map below shows the bay 900 years ago, and the current seashore as a dashed line.
  • Mystery solved: Why large dinosaurs avoided the tropics for millions of years

    06/20/2015 1:31:56 PM PDT · by ETL · 66 replies
    FoxNews.com/science ^ | June 17, 2015 | Walt Bonner
    New research has revealed why it took more than 30 million years for large Triassic dinosaurs to populate the tropics after they first appeared on Earth, ending a mystery that has kept researchers baffled for decades. Using new geological evidence culled from Ghost Ranch, N.M., researchers from the University of Southampton in the U.K. have found that an extremely unpredictable hot and arid climate due to elevated carbon dioxide levels (four to six times of what they are today) kept large herbivorous dinos at bay until after 200 million years ago.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary June 20, 2015

    06/20/2015 10:29:27 AM PDT · by Excellence · 8 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | June 20, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Must see, Joe goes into the implications of the crash of the Southern Oscillation Index and the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Rain and cooling in the mid-west, hell on Earth west of the Rockies.
  • Jeb Bush Embraces Carbon Emissions Reduction To Address Climate Change

    06/19/2015 9:58:23 PM PDT · by plain talk · 93 replies
    Inquistr ^ | June 19, 2015
    Pope Francis weighing in on climate change in his latest encyclical is having an effect on the race for the GOP nomination, and candidate Jeb Bush, the Huffington Post is reporting today. Jeb Bush appears now to believe in human-caused climate change, and is embracing a reduction in carbon emissions. Bush was approached at the Road to Majority conference hosted by a reporter from the Undercurrent YouTube channel, who asked him what he planned to do about climate change. Jeb Bush answered, “Continue to embrace the reduction of carbon emissions that have taken place.”
  • Pope Francis’s Vow of Poverty — for All

    06/19/2015 5:36:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/19/2015 | by RUPERT DARWALL
    Hopes that the pope’s encyclical will narrow the climate-change divide are likely to be dashed. “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth,” Pope Francis tells us in his encyclical Laudato si’. The encyclical had climate alarmists in a swoon for the pope’s deep dive into climate policy and taking a swing at skeptics for denial and obstructionism. But the encyclical has the merit of honesty in not maintaining any pretense of objectivity and balance. “Our goal is not to amass information or to satisfy curiosity” — the pope writes in...
  • Senators Rally Conservative Support for $2 Trillion Carbon Fee Bill

    06/19/2015 8:46:02 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-18-2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Whitehouse: "I extend an open hand, or an olive limb, to conservatives everywhere."Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have proposed a bill that would establish an economy-wide tax on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. “My bill sets the fee for a ton of carbon at $45 in 2016, the central range of the social cost of carbon as estimated by OMB, and would increase it each year at a real 2 percent. When emissions fall 80 percent below 2005 levels, the annual adjustment would fall to inflation,” Whitehouse said at the American Enterprise Institute when presenting...
  • EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks (to prevent global warming)

    06/19/2015 8:04:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2015
    The Obama administration is issuing new rules intended to improve fuel efficiency for medium and heavy-duty trucks and cut pollution blamed for global warming. The proposed standards are expected to lower cardon dioxide emissions by about 1 billion metric tons ...
  • Pope Francis’s ‘holy war’ on capitalism and toxic inequality [Revelation 16]

    06/18/2015 3:49:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 52 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Nov 18, 2014 | Paul Farrell
    Big first-year anniversary for anticapitalist, anticonservative, socialist Pope Francis. Fortune magazine ranks him first among the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.” Tenure unlimited. Now he’s in an ideological war with U.S. Senate Majority boss Mitch McConnell’s Big Oil backed GOP as well as conservative ideologues. At war in America’s unstable, endlessly fickle, myopic, rigged political arena. [...] [...] Yes, Pope Francis is celebrating his one-year anniversary since laying down his anticapitalism manifesto for his army of 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide. He’s also been removing conservative cardinals and bishops from leadership roles. He’s hell-bent on changing the world fast. And his mandate...
  • Pope Francis calls out Obama on climate change, says world must abandon fossil fuels

    06/18/2015 5:21:45 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 79 replies
    wash times ^ | 6/18/15 | b wolfgang
    n a sweeping, sometimes apocalyptic encyclical, Pope Francis on Thursday blasted the Obama administration and other world governments for not doing nearly enough to confront climate change, and said mankind is squandering the planet given to it by God and must abandon fossil fuels as soon as possible. “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth,” the pontiff said in his 184-page climate-change encyclical, a long-awaited document released publicly Thursday by the Vatican.”These situations have caused sister earth, along with all the abandoned of our world, to cry out, pleading that...
  • Our Creator already wrote the encyclical that counts

    06/18/2015 11:38:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/15 | Judi Mcleod
    How can Pope Francis lend himself in any activity with the man who will make the Free West the end of an era? Hard to tell which was really worse, the caricature of Pope Francis as the world’s newest superhero in the ‘Pope Francis: The Encyclical’ mock video, or the picture of him on Drudge with the wind having blown the pellegrina of his robe over his head. Some would say the picture on Drudge, which would have been seen by far more people than the video. Either way the pontiff came off as looking stupid in his role as...
  • U.N.: Pope's encyclical may have 'major impact' on climate talks

    06/11/2015 7:27:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/11/15 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Pope Francis is likely to have a major impact in spurring U.N. negotiations on global warming with an encyclical on the environment next week, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Thursday. "Pope Francis is personally committed to this issue like no other pope before him," Christiana Figueres told a news conference at June 1-11 talks on a deal to combat climate change due to be agreed in Paris in December. The encyclical, a letter sent to bishops, due next Thursday would add a moral dimension to work on climate change for many believers, who would view...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans Don’t Believe Human Activity is Causing Earth to Warm

    06/18/2015 5:04:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/15 | Sierra Rayne
    Only 45 percent of all Americans -- regardless of their political leanings -- believe that the Earth is warming The Pew Research Center has released the results of a poll that examines the ideological divide over global warming in the United States. Only 45 percent of all Americans—regardless of their political leanings—believe that the Earth is warming and that the warming is caused mainly by human activity. This is a decline from 50 percent in 2006. The remaining 55 percent either don’t know whether or not the Earth is warming or what is causing the warming, don’t believe the Earth...
  • George Clooney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ bombs at box office as Hollywood pushes climate fiction

    06/17/2015 7:45:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Disney’s “Tomorrowland” may be bombing at the box office, but on the plus side, it could win a Cliffie. The Cliffie awards go to films that exemplify “cli-fi,” or climate fiction, an emerging genre heating up this year as climate change themes seep from documentaries into big-budget Hollywood features. That means cli-fi films such as “Tomorrowland,” which has tanked despite an A-list director in Brad Bird and huge star in George Clooney, could be just the tip of the iceberg. “The narrative for Hollywood is that global warming is a growing crisis, and it’s now set to permeate more...
  • ‘The water table is dropping all over the world’: NASA warns we’re on the path to global drought

    06/17/2015 7:06:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    National Post ^ | June 17, 2015 | Todd C. Frankel, The Washington Post
    Drought-stricken California is not the only place draining underground aquifers in the hunt for fresh water. It’s happening across the world, according to two new studies by U.S. researchers released Tuesday. ---snip--- ......groundwater reserves take thousands of years to accumulate and only slowly recharge with water from snowmelt and rains. Now, as drilling for water has taken off across the globe, the hidden water reservoirs are being stressed. Underground aquifers supply 35 percent of the water used by humans worldwide. Demand is even greater in times of drought. Rain-starved California is currently tapping aquifers for 60 percent of its water...
  • How climate change deniers got it right — but very wrong (Now at 99.9% "consensus")

    06/17/2015 6:56:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    msnbc ^ | June 16, 2015 | Tony Dokoupil
    It turns out the climate change deniers were right: There isn’t 97% agreement among climate scientists. The real figure? It’s not lower, but actually higher.
  • Pope's encyclical to prove Ted Cruz right on global warming as religion

    06/17/2015 6:46:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 17, 2015 | Mark Whittington, Houston Politics Examiner
    Pope Francis seems to be bent on proving Ted Cruz right that the cause of global warming is based more on religion than science. The pope is set to demand that the people of the Earth make changes in lifestyle and energy consumption to deal with the alleged threat, using the language of religion rather than science. According to a Tuesday article in USA Today, Bjorn Lomborg, a global warming skeptic, pointed out that the pope’s prescriptions will fall heaviest on the poor. Back in March, Ted Cruz, a senator from Texas and candidate for president of the United States,...
  • Pope Francis Calls For A New Global Political Authority To Save Humanity

    06/17/2015 5:10:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 82 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 6/17/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Pope Francis says that global warming is a fact and that a new global political authority is necessary in order to save humanity from utter disaster. The new encyclical that was scheduled to be released on Thursday has been leaked, and it is being reported that this new global political authority that Pope Francis envisions would be in charge of “the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions”. The funny thing is that this sounds very much in line with the new sustainable development agenda that is going to be launched at the United Nations in...
  • He's Back! Biden Says Climate Change Critics "Deny Gravity"

    06/17/2015 4:24:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 17,2015 | Charles Spiering
    Vice President Joe Biden returned to the public stage today for a speech at the White House Clean Energy Summit, blasting Republicans for denying climate change.
  • RED FRANCIS: Commie Pope Blames Wealthy Nations for Plight of the Poor

    06/16/2015 11:59:24 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 101 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 15, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Pope Francis blames wealthy nations for the plight of the poor in his anticipated encyclical on Global Warming junk science. Red Francis also says Global warming is real and wealthy countries must do more to save the planet. The National Journal reported: