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  • Gov. Brown: ‘Is Very Dubious’ that Global Warming Legislation Causes Job Loss

    08/27/2016 7:41:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 25, 2016 | 2:01 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) says that evidence that global warming solution legislation hurts jobs “is very dubious, if it exists at all.” While speaking at a press conference Wednesday night Brown praised the passage of SB32 in the California Senate, which sets a target of cutting the state’s output of heat-trapping emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. […] “The economy is an impersonal mechanism of profit-seeking enterprises who will take the world as they find it. Whether it’s a mountain or a river or a regulation or a need for bright people. People who want to invest...
  • Corn: The Environmental Impact Statement

    08/28/2016 5:36:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-28-2016 | MOTUS
    Is it possible the environmentalists have been praying at the wrong altar? Is it possible that corn – as a fuel - is a worse pollutant than (gasp!) oil?  Well, yes, apparently: Despite their purported advantages, biofuels — created from crops such as corn or soybeans — cause more emissions of climate change-causing carbon dioxide than gasoline, according to the study from U-M Energy Institute research professor John DeCicco. The multi-billion-dollar U.S. biofuels industry — promoted and expanded for more than a decade by the federal government — [ed. read “subsidies”] may be built on a false assumption, according to...
  • An Inconvenient Truth: Few Signs Of Global Warming In Antarctica

    08/28/2016 9:10:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/27/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Antarctica has confounded scientists, defying the dire predictions of scientists the South Pole would shrink and exacerbate sea level rise in the coming decades. Climate models predicted Antarctic sea ice would shrink as the world warmed, and that warming would boost snowfall over the southern continent. Neither of those predictions have panned out, and now scientists say “natural variability” is overwhelming human-induced warming. “Truth is, the science is complex, and that in most places and with most events, natural variability still plays a dominant role, and undoubtedly will continue to do so,” Chip Knappenberger, a climate scientist with the libertarian...
  • Human-induced climate change began earlier than previously thought [barf]

    08/27/2016 3:50:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Wednesday 24 August 2016 13.23 EDT | Ian Sample, Science Editor
    Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the origins of human-induced climate change to the mid-19th century. The first signs of warming from the rise in greenhouse gases which came hand-in-hand with the Industrial Revolution appear as early as 1830 in the tropical oceans and the Arctic, meaning that climate change witnessed today began about 180 years ago. Researchers in Australia found evidence for the early onset of warming after trawling through 500 years of data on tree rings, corals and ice cores that together form...
  • New York Times Is Looking for a Global Warming Editor

    08/26/2016 3:54:05 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 26, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you looking for a job? Well, good news. The New York Times is looking for a Global Warming (now called "Climate Change" when the warming bit didn't happen) editor. Anyone can apply. Here is the happy announcement from the Times:
  • Have More Kids. It's Good For the Planet

    08/26/2016 9:20:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    The problem with environmentalists isn't merely that they have destructive ideas about the economy, but that so many of them embrace repulsive ideas about human beings. Take a recent NPR piece that asks, "Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?" If you want to learn about how environmentalism has already affected people in society, read about the couple pondering "the ethics of procreation" and its impact on the climate before starting a family, or the group of women in a prosperous New Hampshire town swapping stories about how the "the climate crisis is a reproductive crisis."...
  • Democrats Now Want to Preemptively Punish Climate Change Pre-Crimes

    08/25/2016 1:58:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Seton Motley
    In the Tom Cruise-starring science-fiction-future-flick “Minority Report”: “A special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes.” These were called “Pre-Crimes.” Objection, Your Honor: Assuming facts not yet in evidence. But Democrats aren’t letting that stop them. Donkeys and Hollywood have for decades been hyper-intertwined. And the Donkeys are now taking this harmonic convergence more than a mite too far. To wit: We have the nigh endless Democrat persecution of petroleum company Exxon Mobil; which began as an assault on the First Amendment.Democratic Attorneys General to Police Climate Change Dissent: “A coalition of Democratic attorneys general…announced...
  • Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov't

    08/24/2016 7:52:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:26 PM EDT | John Raby
    Communities in nine U.S. states that have been hard-hit by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant. Officials for the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies announced the 29 projects totaling nearly $39 million Wednesday at a news conference in Huntington, West Virginia. The investments are expected to create or retain more than 3,400 jobs in agriculture, health care, manufacturing, technology and other industries. The projects are intended to help communities in Texas and in eight Appalachian states: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. …
  • Changing opinions on climate change, from a CNN meteorologist

    08/25/2016 9:58:49 AM PDT · by plain talk · 33 replies
    CNN online ^ | August 24, 2016 | Chad Myers
    Although climate change is thought of as simply a political football, it has been a heated topic among meteorologists for years. I, for one, have changed my conclusion over time on whether humans are responsible for the increased heat content of the Earth. I write this article not to change your mind about global warming; I simply want to show you why I changed mine. Early in my scientific studies at Nebraska, most believed that humans could never pollute this massive globe enough to make a measurable difference. As a student, I learned to never exclude any possibility until ultimately...
  • Clinton’s ‘done deal’ on fighting climate change would cost $70 billion, kill jobs: report

    08/24/2016 1:14:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The “keep it in the ground” fossil-fuel strategy described by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a “done deal” would kill more than 380,000 jobs and deliver a $70 billion annual hit to the economy, according to a report released Wednesday. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy found that banning fossil fuel production on public lands and offshore waters would result in a loss of $70 billion in annual GDP as well as $11.3 billion in royalties, along with massive direct and indirect job losses.
  • Climate change is thawing deadly diseases. Maybe now we'll address it?

    08/24/2016 2:07:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Mona Sarfaty
    Earlier this month, an outbreak of anthrax in northern Russia caused the death of a 12-year-old boy and his grandmother and put 90 people in the hospital. These deadly spores – which had not been seen in the Arctic since 1941 – also spread to 2,300 caribou. Russian troops trained in biological warfare were dispatched to the Yamalo-Nenets region to evacuate hundreds of the indigenous, nomadic people and quarantine the disease. Americans are likely to associate anthrax with the mysterious white powder that was mailed to news media and US Senate offices in the weeks following 11 September 2001....
  • You Have My Permission to Speak … Unless

    08/24/2016 10:50:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/22/2016 | Jason Hayes
    I remember a time — not that long ago — when Americans had an undisputed right to support causes in which they believed. I also remember a time when elected officials — from both sides of the aisle — staunchly supported that right. That’s why I was saddened to see government officials, including members of Congress, acting as the enemies of free speech, singling out individuals and organizations that have the audacity to hold contrary views on energy use and climate policy. Those who believe the so-called consensus view on climate and the environment are safe to express their concerns...
  • Scientists Proven Wrong? Great Barrier Reef Found Relatively Unaffected By Global Warming

    08/24/2016 10:03:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/24/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Great Barrier Reef tourist operators found less than 5 percent of the natural wonder has died off from “bleaching,” despite claims from scientists that most of the reef had been killed off by the effects of global warming. “Scientists had written off that entire northern section as a complete white-out,’’ Chris Eade, owner of the diving boat Spirit Of Freedom, told The Courier-Mail in an interview. “We expected the worst,” Eade said. “But it is tremendous condition, most of it is pristine, the rest is in full recovery. It shows the resilience of the reef.” Eade said dire predictions about...
  • GOP must follow Trump’s lead on climate change

    08/24/2016 7:26:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Tom Harris
    It is immoral to destroy millions of jobs and harm America's poor, minority, and working class families with soaring energy prices because of a questionable theory about future climate According to a new survey led by researchers at the University of Michigan, more Americans than ever, about one in five, say they are not sure whether climate change is occurring. Paradoxically, the survey also shows that those who are convinced that there is no solid evidence of global warming is at its lowest level (15%) in the nine-year history of the poll. Most interesting however, is the fact that the...
  • "Libertarian" Gary Johnson Pushes "Free Market" Carbon Tax

    08/23/2016 2:46:21 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 53 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 August 2016 | Alex Newman
    Despite a historic opportunity for third parties to do well this presidential election, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson seems determined to blow it. In the equivalent of shooting himself in the political foot, Johnson announced support for a deeply unpopular tax on emissions of carbon dioxide, or CO2, to stop alleged “climate change.” And he sought to deceive voters while doing it. While the former New Mexico governor framed the tax scheme as a “fee” and a “free-market approach,” even libertarians blasted the deception.The “fee,” as Johnson referred to his proposed tax in a perfect emulation of ObamaCare-style semantic deception,...
  • Destroying America’s Energy Industry with Phony Methane Issues

    08/23/2016 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Marita Noon
    What is the “biggest unfinished business for the Obama administration?” According to a report from Bill McKibben, the outspoken climate alarmist who calls for all fossil fuels to be kept in the ground, it is “to establish tight rules on methane emissions”—emissions that he blames on the “rapid spread of fracking.” McKibben calls methane emissions a “disaster.” He claims “methane is much more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide” and that it does more damage to the climate than coal. Methane, CH4, is the primary component of natural gas. To buttress his anti-fracking argument, McKibben is selective on which...
  • 1,690-Page ‘Climate Change’ Reg Increases Cost of Tractor-Trailer Up to $15,119

    08/22/2016 11:04:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 22, 2016 | 12:52 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly issued a new regulation last week that is meant to help protect the world from “climate change” by limiting “greenhouse gas emissions” and improving fuel efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles operated in the United States. The 1,690-page regulation is approximately 700,000 words long. A “regulatory impact analysis” published by EPA and NHTSA estimates the regulation will add an average of as much as $13,749 to the cost of a tractor truck and $1,370 to a trailer, making some tractor-trailer combinations $15,119 more expensive in 2027 than they...
  • Inconvenient: Giant Coral Reef That ‘Died’ In 2003 Teeming With Life Again

    08/22/2016 9:31:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the “global warming and ocean acidification will kill everything, forever” and the “nature always finds a way” department comes this inconvenient truth.Back From The Dead: Giant Coral Reef That ‘Died’ In 2003 Teeming With Life Again In 2003, researchers declared Coral Castles dead. On the floor of a remote island lagoon halfway between Hawaii and Fiji, the giant reef site had been devastated by unusually warm water. Its remains looked like a pile of drab dinner plates tossed into the sea. Research dives in 2009 and 2012 had shown little improvement in the coral colonies.Then in 2015, a team of...
  • Climate change will mean the end of national parks as we know them

    08/22/2016 4:16:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 73 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | Oliver Milman
    After a century of shooing away hunters, tending to trails and helping visitors enjoy the wonder of the natural world, the guardians of America’s most treasured places have been handed an almost unimaginable new job – slowing the all-out assault climate change is waging against national parks across the nation. As the National Parks Service (NPS) has charted the loss of glaciers, sea level rise and increase in wildfires spurred by rising temperatures in recent years, the scale of the threat to US heritage across the 412 national parks and monuments has become starkly apparent. As the National Parks Service...
  • American Truckers Just Got BAD News From Obama… This Is a Total Disgrace

    08/20/2016 4:13:34 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 88 replies
    American truckers, and the big rigs they drive, are literally the lifeblood of this nation, transporting food, raw materials and finished goods from one end of the country to the other and back again, delivering what is needed where it is needed when it is needed on a daily basis. But those truckers just had a major roadblock placed in their way, courtesy of President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, and the consequences for not only the trucking industry, but America as a whole, could be devastating. According to The Daily Caller, the EPA just announced on Tuesday that it...
  • Obama: Climate Change ... Threaten the Statue of Liberty (truncated)

    08/20/2016 1:47:26 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 43 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8-20-2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Full Title - Obama: Climate Change ‘Could Mean No More Glaciers In Glacier National Park,’ Threaten the Statue of Liberty During Saturday’s Weekly Address, President Obama stated, “the threat of climate change means that protecting our public lands and waters is more important than ever. Rising temperatures could mean no more glaciers in Glacier National Park. No more Joshua Trees in Joshua Tree National Park. Rising seas could destroy vital ecosystems in the Everglades, even threaten Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.”
  • Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

    08/19/2016 1:04:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change? 4:36 August 18, 201611:09 AM ET Heard on All Things Considered Standing before several dozen students in a college classroom, Travis Rieder tries to convince them not to have children. Or at least not too many. He's at James Madison University in southwest Virginia to talk about a "small-family ethic" — to question the assumptions of a society that sees having children as good, throws parties for expecting parents, and in which parents then pressure their kids to "give them grandchildren." Why question such assumptions? The prospect of climate...
  • WHY NO ONE BELIEVED EINSTEIN

    08/20/2016 12:22:18 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 57 replies
    JSTOR Daily ^ | 19 Aug, 2016 | MATTHEW WILLS
    WWith hindsight, it seems as though scientific breakthroughs sweep quickly to universal acceptance. A paper is published and everybody says, “Eureka!” But that’s not necessarily the case. Sometimes scientists have too much invested in the status quo to accept a new way of looking at things. This was certainly true when Albert Einstein‘s 1905 paper on “special relativity” first challenged the British conception of ether. Einstein argued that space and time were bound up together (something he would elaborate on in his theory of general relativity of 1915, adding gravity to the mix of space/time), a complicated idea that contradicted...
  • Cruise ship looks to make clean journey through Northwest Passage

    08/20/2016 10:40:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    theglobeandmail.com ^ | 08/19/2016 | Alex Migdal
    Crystal Cruises has spent three years planning the Serenity’s voyage to prevent Titanic-like scenarios (and is requiring $50,000 in evacuation insurance for passengers). The Canadian and American coast guards and federal bodies including Transport Canada are also overseeing the trip. Such preparation is “unprecedented,” Mr. Hutchinson said. “We’ve seen a level of planning that suggests to us the company is taking seriously the conditions they’re going to face.” The British RRS Ernest Shackleton icebreaker is escorting the ship, along with two helicopters to assess ice conditions. The Serenity is outfitted with a forward-looking sonar, searchlights and a navigation system that...
  • I don’t need air conditioning, and neither do you

    08/19/2016 11:15:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 180 replies
    WAPO ^ | Aug. 18, 2016 | Karen Heller
    It’s time to come out of the closet. Or, more precisely, the sweat lodge. My family lives without air con­ditioning, except for one antique, ­semi-comatose window unit that “cools” the bedroom to approximately the same temperature as Dallas at dusk. Our house in Philadelphia was built in the 1920s, when people were tough and resourceful. For most of the year, the house is cool and pleasant, as long as there isn’t a mash-up of continuously scorching days and epic humidity, when the air is putrid, stagnant and, if it were a color, would definitely be mustard. Which would be...
  • Climate-change activists call for tax policies to discourage childbirth

    08/19/2016 11:01:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Climate-change activists are mobilizing to cut the birthrate, arguing that richer nations should discourage people having children in order to protect them from the ravages of global warming and reduce emissions. Travis Rieder, assistant director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University, told NPR that bringing down global fertility by half a child per woman “could be the thing that saves us.” “Here’s a provocative thought: Maybe we should protect our kids by not having them,” said Mr. Rieder, who has one child. He proposed procreation disincentives such as government tax breaks for poor people and tax...
  • It's the anniversary of the death of Genghis Khan, climate change hero.

    08/18/2016 6:29:25 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 20 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 08/18/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Mother Nature Network considers him a climate change hero, based on the fact that he killed lots of people (and people are a scourge upon the earth): "Over the course of the century and a half run of the Mongol Empire, about 22 percent of the world's total land area had been conquered and an estimated 40 million people were slaughtered by the horse-driven, bow-wielding hordes. Depopulation over such a large swathe of land meant that countless numbers of cultivated fields eventually returned to forests." Not sure why they left out Stalin and Mao.
  • Meteorologist: ‘This Heat Wave Is Child’s Play Compared to 1930s’

    08/16/2016 11:36:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 15, 2016 | 4:54 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Meteorologist Joe Bastardi says the current heat wave in most parts of the U.S. — which tied the 135-year-old record temperature in Washington, D.C. on Saturday — is “child’s play compared to the 1930s.” […] “Washington area farmers were certainly not spared in 1930, as intense, prolonged hot spells gripped the region during late July and early August,” according to a 2010 article in the Washington Post. “The official temperature recorded on July 20 was 106°F, which holds the record as the highest temperature ever recorded in Washington. “Unofficially, 110°F was recorded that same day on Pennsylvania Avenue and 108°F...
  • Soros Paid Al Gore MILLIONS To Push ‘Aggressive US Action’ On Global Warming

    08/17/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental group millions of dollars over three years to create a “political space for aggressive U.S. action” on global warming, according to leaked documents. A document published by DC Leaks shows Soros, a Hungarian-born liberal financier, wanted his nonprofit Open Society Institute (OSI) to do more to support global warming policies in the U.S. That included budgeting $10 million in annual support to Gore’s climate group over three years. “U.S. Programs Global Warming Grants U.S. Programs became engaged on the global warming issue about four years ago, at George Soros’s...
  • NASA: Last month was Earth’s hottest in recorded history

    08/17/2016 8:52:42 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 68 replies
    The AP via WRIC ABC 8 Television News, Richmond Virginia ^ | August 16, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science <s>Writer</s> [propagandist]
    Go to the link: Associated Press "science" propaganda via WRIC television news, ABC channel 8, in Richmond, Virginia Gist: NASA claims that July 2016 was the hottest month on earth ever. Surpassing all the other hottest months ever. All because of fossil fuel burning and man. http://wric.com/2016/08/16/nasa-last-month-was-earths-hottest-in-recorded-history/
  • How Brexit Will Affect Paris Global Warming Treaty

    08/17/2016 6:02:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | June 28, 2016 | Nicolas Loris
    The fate of the European Union’s global warming commitments negotiated as part of the Paris Protocol may be in jeopardy as result of Brexit. The U.S. on the other hand, should take a page out of the U.K.’s playbook and not only withdraw from the Paris agreement, but also withdraw participation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change altogether. ... countries made individual commitments to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, largely centered on shifting away from affordable natural resources such as coal, oil, and natural gas, and toward more expensive, intermittent, subsidy-dependent renewables. ... The...
  • Sea ice strongly linked to climate change in past 90 000 years

    08/16/2016 1:44:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 08/16/216
    Expansion and retreat of sea ice varied consistently in pace with rapid climate changes through past 90,000 years, a new study in Nature Communications shows. "The Arctic sea ice responded very rapidly to past climate changes. During the coldest periods of the past 90,000 years the sea ice edge spread relatively quickly to the Greenland-Scotland Ridge, and probably far into the Atlantic Ocean." says first author Ulrike Hoff, a researcher at Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate (CAGE). ... Hoff and colleagues studied the past distribution of sea ice, in the so far longest existing sea ice record...
  • When You’re Up To Your Armpits in Alligators

    08/15/2016 4:36:22 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-15-2016 | MOTUS
    I’d like to interrupt the lack of news reports on the Obamas-on-vacation-on-Martha’s-Vineyard for an important update on the green slime problem at the Rio Olympic diving pool. Whoops! That’s not the look we were going for.Apparently it’s just algae. Some guy dumped 40 gallons of hydrogen peroxide into the pool by mistake and that neutralized the chlorine which allowed the algae to grow like, well, algae. We have been assured that while the pool “smells like farts” it’s quite harmless.And as you may recall, we LOVE algae! After wind, solar and corn, it’s our favorite alternative fuel du jour. I...
  • Physicist Predicts Global Cooling, Warming Alarmists Want Research ‘Silenced’

    08/13/2016 9:29:23 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Trey Sanchez
    Global warming alarmists resist any science that doesn’t toe their line, and one physicist in the UK is speaking out about how her research on global cooling is ruffling their feathers. Northumbria University at Newcastle Professor Valentina Zharkova has been researching what she believes are indicators of a coming period of global cooling. According to The Washington Times, her research, “Irregular heartbeat of the Sun driven by double dynamo” was presented in July at the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno, Wales and also posted to the website of The Royal Astronomical Society: Her sunspot modeling indicates a reduced solar magnetic...
  • New Solar Research Raises Climate Questions, Triggers Attacks

    08/12/2016 7:17:22 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Recent research by Professor Valentina Zharkova (Northumbria University) and colleagues has shed new light on the inner workings of the Sun. If correct, this new discovery means that future solar cycles and variations in the Sun’s activity can be predicted more accurately. The research suggests that the next three solar cycles will see solar activity reduce significantly into the middle of the century, producing conditions similar to those last seen in the 1600s – during the Maunder Minimum. This may have implications for temperatures here on Earth. Future solar cycles will serve as a test of the astrophysicists’ work, but...
  • State Dept. Will Spend $396,000 on Climate Change Competition

    08/12/2016 6:43:11 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Sarah Fisher
    The State Department will spend almost $400,000 of tax payer dollars on a climate change competition to be held in Morocco. The competition is part of the Department's aggressive fight against climate change. “Morocco and the U.S. share a strong commitment to combating climate change which they are tackling aggressively at the international, national, and local levels,” according to a grant announcement. “The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) seeks to highlight this shared commitment by driving policy and commercial innovation through a Green Growth Climate Challenge.” The State Dept.'s is looking for nonprofits, universities and organizations...
  • ‘Winter Is Coming’ Warns The Solar Physicist The Alarmists Tried To Silence

    08/12/2016 6:15:27 AM PDT · by Bratch · 109 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 12, 2016 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Make the most of this summer because it could be your last decent one: winter is coming as the planet enters the most devastating cooling period since the 65-year Maunder Minimum of the 17th and early 18th centuries. This is the dire forecast of Professor Valentina Zharkova, a solar physicist at Northumbria University, who has based her prediction on sun spot activity – known to be a significant driver of global climate – which is currently very low and likely to get even lower during the next three solar cycles. She has spoken about her research and her battle to get it taken...
  • BLM releases draft Gunnison sage-grouse plan ( Colorado, Utah ..)

    08/12/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | August 11, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The BLM released its draft environmental impact statement Thursday. It is proposing amending up to 11 resource management plans in the two states. In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined the Gunnison sage-grouse requires listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. ... about 5,000 breeding Gunnison sage-grouse live in the two states. Some 4,000 live in the Gunnison Basin, and the others in six satellite populations in Colorado and a seventh in Utah. ... Fish and Wildlife pointed to the low numbers of birds in the other populations and their range of habitat threats as...
  • Everything is terrible

    08/12/2016 4:31:16 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 2 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 8/12/2016 | Ben Crystal
    For a theory that has been repudiated by actual circumstance so often that its proponents change its name as frequently as Hillary Clinton changes pantsuits, so-called “global warming” has managed to hang on as stubbornly as a brain-damaged sociopath who has been running for president since her husband molested his first intern. Moreover, it has managed to infest every crevice of social discourse like a particularly hard-to-eradicate foot fungus in a poorly-sanitized locker room. Perhaps that’s why the standard regressive responses to so-called “climate deniers” tend toward nonsensical ad-hominem remarks like “climate deniers,” rather than scientific debate. More to...
  • Moving closer to ‘Clexit’

    08/11/2016 9:35:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 11, 2016 | THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    Men of good will don’t tear up agreements unless there’s ample reason, but international pacts with intangible benefits are never worth the paper they’re printed on. Brexit happened, and Clexit could be next. Donald Trump, whose name strikes fear in the hearts of establishmentarians of both parties, has said if elected he would renegotiate or cancel U.S. participation in the accord signed by nearly 200 nations in Paris last December. He says the pact, meant to reduce greenhouse gases that the greenies say cause global warming, is particularly harsh toward U.S. industry, and his rallying cry is “America first.” Clexit-like...
  • Dairy groups blast methane reductions: ‘Cows expel gas so they don’t explode’

    08/11/2016 8:59:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | Oliver Milman
    California’s attempt to curb emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, is facing vocal opposition from a dairy industry that fears government meddling in the flatulence of its cows. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has set a goal of slashing methane emissions by 40% by 2030, from 2013 levels, and has targeted the belching and farting – known as “enteric fermentation” – of California’s 5.5 million beef and dairy cows, as well as the manure they create. A strategy document produced by the regulator states that improved manure management practices, new diets for cattle and “gut microbial interventions”...
  • Chelsea Clinton declares: ‘Yesterday we used up the world’s resources allotted for this year. It ge

    08/10/2016 5:54:46 PM PDT · by blueyon · 121 replies
    twitter on BPR Bizpac review ^ | August 9, 2016 | twitter via Carmine Sabia
    "Chelsea Clinton declares: ‘Yesterday we used up the world’s resources allotted for this year. It gets worse." Hillary Clinton’s daughter did her best Chicken Little impression on Tuesday, firing off a tweet that warned humans had used up all of the resources “allotted” for the year 2016. We are now be borrowing against future generations, kind of like her mom’s economic plans.
  • What is the Church for Francis? [Catholic Caucus]

    08/09/2016 8:38:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Jesus said: ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you’ (Jn 14:27). This is why the Church has never wished to be considered a philanthropic institution that suits the likes and dislikes of humans of every age, regardless of their moral practices and customs. The peace that the Church gives to the world is the peace of Christ, and out of fidelity to Christian principles Catholics should never fear opposing the opinions of their times. The necessity to contradict worldly convictions leads the Christian to live...
  • We’ve Already Used Up Earth’s Resources For 2016 — And It’s Only August

    08/08/2016 10:41:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Aug 8, 2016 | Dominique Mosbergen
    We’ve failed again. It’s less than eight months into 2016 and the ominous day is already nearly upon us: Earth Overshoot Day, previously known as Ecological Debt Day, is a reminder of the enormous toll we take on the Earth. The day marks the juncture when humanity’s demand for ecological resources exceeds what the planet can replenish annually. In 2016, it falls on Monday, which means people have already consumed an entire year’s worth of the world’s resources ― and we still have four months to go until the year’s end. For the rest of 2016, we’ll be “living on...
  • [VANITY] How many of us are watching NBC's horrid coverage of the Horrid Rio Olympic Opening Ceremon

    08/05/2016 9:11:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 147 replies
    (Vanity) NBC Commercial Extravaganza of advertising | August 5, 2016 | Swordmaker
    NBC is interrupting the coverage of the opening ceremonies ever few minutes for at least three minutes of really BAD advertisements. But then the opening ceremonies are pretty bad themselves. . . among the worst of the modern era. How many of our Fellow Freepers are finding this as off-putting as I am? Then the Brazilians used it for a huge propaganda push for the dire consequences of Global Warming, not even "Climate Change!" Good Grief. . . Comments?
  • How Lowering Crime Could Contribute to Global Warming

    08/05/2016 3:03:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Aug. 3, 2016 | TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG
    It sounds simple: If something has a big carbon footprint and you get rid of it, you eliminate those carbon dioxide emissions. Right? But it’s not always that easy. In a recent study published in The Journal of Industrial Ecology, researchers at the Center for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey in England estimated the annual carbon footprint of crime in England and Wales, and found that reducing crime could actually cause society’s overall carbon footprint of society to increase. The findings illustrated the rebound effect, which describes how reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases in one area can...
  • The U.S. coast is in an unprecedented hurricane drought — why this is terrifying

    08/04/2016 7:41:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies
    WAPO ^ | Aug. 4, 2016 | Jason Samenow
    <p>Hurricanes, large and small, have eluded U.S. shores for record lengths of time. As population and wealth along parts of the U.S. coast have exploded since the last stormy period, experts dread the potential damage and harm once the drought ends.</p>
  • Obama issues guidance making it tougher to build roads, bridges in name of climate change

    08/02/2016 5:40:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 2, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Building that bridge or expanding that highway just became more difficult under a rigorous standard issued Tuesday by the Obama administration that will make it easier to block a wide range of projects in the name of climate change. The final guidance broadens the National Environmental Policy Act by requiring agencies to quantify the impact of activities that require federal permits not just on the environment but also on “projected direct and indirect GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions.” ... Republicans blasted the guidance as the latest in a flurry of resident Obama’s end-of-term executive actions, led by the Clean Power Plan,...
  • BLM Demands Reparations For ‘Environmental Racism’

    08/02/2016 1:58:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Aug. 2, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists have put out a list of policy demands that includes the government and corporations handing out reparations for years of “environmental racism” and “food apartheid.” “Reparations for the wealth extracted from our communities through environmental racism, slavery, food apartheid, housing discrimination and racialized capitalism in the form of corporate and government reparations focused on healing ongoing physical and mental trauma, and ensuring our access and control of food sources, housing and land,” reads BLM’s list of policy demands.~Snip~
  • SCIENTISTS' ANNUAL PHYSICAL OF PLANET: 'EARTH'S FEVER RISES'

    08/02/2016 1:28:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 2, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth's fever got worse last year, breaking dozens of climate records, scientists said in a massive report nicknamed the annual physical for the planet. Soon after 2015 ended, it was proclaimed the hottest on record . The new report shows the broad extent of other records and near-records on the planet's climatic health. Those include record heat energy absorbed by the oceans and lowest groundwater storage levels globally, according to Tuesday's report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.