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  • Transatlantic trade deal on the horizon?

    03/24/2012 7:54:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 23 March 2012
    As pressure on the eurozone eases, Europe and the United States are becoming increasingly convinced that they need to strengthen their partnership in order to maintain a leading competitive edge in the global economy. “The old boys need to say clearly that they are still in business,” said EU Ambassador to Washington João Vale de Almeida, speaking at an event organized by the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU). The state of the transatlantic economy has suffered the blow of the euro crisis but remains the largest and wealthiest in the world, with over 50% of world...
  • North America’s First Year Round Glacier-Based Ski Area

    03/24/2012 6:03:46 PM PDT · by Paul Pierett · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Ski Channel ^ | March 23, 2012 | Kristin Park
    Over two decades after the idea was first mentioned, plans for North America’s first year round glacier-based ski area have been approved and are being put into action. Chosen for optimal snow conditions the resort will be built near Invermere, BC on a former sawmill site.
  • Medieval warming WAS global – new science contradicts IPCC

    03/24/2012 3:17:13 PM PDT · by Salman · 53 replies · 4+ views
    The Register ^ | 23rd March 2012 | Lewis Page
    More peer-reviewed science contradicting the warming-alarmist "scientific consensus" was announced yesterday, as a new study shows that the well-documented warm period which took place in medieval times was not limited to Europe, or the northern hemisphere: it reached all the way to Antarctica. The research involved the development of a new means of assessing past temperatures, to add to existing methods such as tree ring analysis and ice cores. In this study, scientists analysed samples of a crystal called ikaite, which forms in cold waters. “Ikaite is an icy version of limestone,” explains earth-sciences prof Zunli Lu. “The crystals are...
  • California Insurance Commissioner propagates Climate Change Hoax

    03/22/2012 4:33:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Halfway to Concord ^ | 3/22/12 | Bill Gram-Reefer
    California Democrat Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones along with his union oriented brothers and sisters now require California Insurance companies that wrote over $300M in business last year to respond to the a questionnaire concerning how their business and operations are impacted by and addressing disproven climate change faux science. This may be just another strategy for Jones to drive insurers from California so he can be first in line to be Obamacare Czar in California.The Workers Comp Executive wonders, “Next we expect the Department to make inquiries as regards carrier preparation for the coming zombie apocalypse or even the invasion...
  • Study: Sea Levels Rising; Storms Could Wipe Out Jersey Shore

    03/15/2012 11:20:59 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | March 15, 2012
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — A new report shows sea levels are rapidly rising and the study predicts the Jersey Shore could be underwater in a matter of decades. The organization “Climate Central” in Princeton, New Jersey released the ocean study Wednesday. The group found global warming is expanding sea water and causing ice sheets to melt. Scientists believe by the end of the century, water levels will be three to four feet higher, with bigger storm surges that could wipe out low lying areas.
  • Mississippi Court Ends Global-Warming Suit

    03/23/2012 9:17:49 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 21, 2012 | Daniel Fisher, Forbes Staff
    A federal judge in Mississippi has ended a long-running suit that attempted to hold a selection of U.S. utilities and coal and oil companies responsible for flooding damaged caused by Hurricane Katrina.
  • EU mulls 'green lawsuits' against China

    03/21/2012 8:08:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies · 1+ views
    EurActiv ^ | 21 March 2012 | Arthur Neslen
    Massive state subsidies are “squeezing out” European wind and solar companies from China’s renewables market, the head of EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht’s cabinet has said, adding that court action should be considered against barriers to trade. “We should use all the tools we have at our disposal to tackle barriers that distort the market,” Marc Vanheukelen told a European Policy Center meeting last week (15 March). “We may take to court countries that we don’t think are playing fairly,” he added, in a general reference to unfair practices by any of the EU’s trading partners. But analysts will...
  • Obama to tout green energy ‘investments’ at solar facility employing 5 workers: $54 million

    03/21/2012 4:15:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    nevada journal ^ | march 20, 2012 | kyle gillis
    President Obama will tout investments in “renewable” energy Wednesday at the local Copper Mountain Solar 1 plant, although the plant has only five full-time employees. The plant, owned by San Diego-based energy company Sempra, was built in late 2010 at a cost of $141 million. Funding included $42 million in federal-government tax credits and $12 million in tax-rebate commitments from the state of Nevada. Construction of the plant involved over 300 part-time jobs, but currently only five full-time employees operate the plant, a Sempra spokeswoman confirmed. That comes out to $10.8 million in tax-dollar subsidies per employee.
  • Van Jones rallies Hawaii crowd in support of green projects, against Wall Street

    03/21/2012 9:23:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Van Jones rallies Hawaii crowd in support of green projects, against Wall Street Published March 21, 2012 | FoxNews.com Van Jones is returning to the spotlight as a green jobs cheerleader, hosting a rally Tuesday night organized to promote a "green" bank to finance alternative energy programs. According to the Hawaii Reporter, Jones gave the keynote address at Tuesday's rally, put together by groups who want the state to create a "State Partnership Bank." Among the legislative proposals is one to have the bank be led by the governor, union leaders and board members appointed by the Democrat-dominated legislature --...
  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Couple Brutalized by Rogue EPA

    03/21/2012 8:16:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 116 replies
    Now on Fox. SCOTUS has ruled in favor of the couple that bought a house lot and was then fined $ 175,000/day by the loathsome EPA for "disturbing a wetland" that does not exist. Will be fascinating to see if any of the Rancid Media even report this.
  • 'Global warming' gets a rebranding

    03/21/2012 7:28:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    'Global warming' gets a rebranding By: Erica Martinson and Jonathan Allen March 21, 2012 12:09 AM EDT Shhhh! Don’t talk about global warming! There’s been a change in climate for Washington’s greenhouse gang, and they’ve come to this conclusion: To win, they have to talk about other topics, like gas prices and kids choking on pollutants. More than two years since Democrats’ cap-and-trade plan died in Congress, the strategic shift represents a reluctant acknowledgment from environmentalists that they’ve lost ground by tackling global warming head-on. Their best bet now lies in a bit of a bait and switch: Help elect...
  • When Will Obama Issue Greenhouse-Gas Rules?

    03/21/2012 5:05:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 3/19/12 | Olga Belogolova
    Many Insiders contended that the White House, in weighing the political implications of issuing these rules, will “wait for a less turbulent political environment to move forward”—after the November election passes. “OMB is going to hold on to the [regulations] until after the election. No matter what the [regulations] say, they are going to send shock waves through the important Rust Belt states. To release [them] earlier would be a certain self-imposed wound,” one Insider said. Some Insiders maintained that Obama already handed a victory to his environmental base when he rejected a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...
  • Henry David Thoreau as global-warming researcher?

    03/20/2012 3:12:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 03/20/2012 | Danny Heitman
    As spring officially begins today, America’s poet laureate of the changing seasons is getting renewed interest for his contributions not only to literature, but modern-day science. Britain’s The Guardian newspaper recently reported that the journals of Henry David Thoreau have been recruited to glean crucial insights about global warming. Thoreau, a studious amateur naturalist, recorded the date of first spring-time blooms for a wide variety of plants in his native New England. But comparing Thoreau’s observations with more recent data, Boston University researchers have concluded that today’s flowers are blooming about 10 days earlier – powerful evidence that the Earth’s...
  • President no longer worried about CO2: focus on alternative energy is economic says Obama, ....

    03/20/2012 2:19:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 2+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | March 19, 2012 | Alec Rawls
    Guest post by Alec Rawls“President no longer worried about CO2!” That’s what the headlines should have read last week after Obama presented an elaborate argument that alternative energy is the only viable response to high energy prices without ever once mentioning CO2, global warming or climate change. Instead, he presented the need to lessen our reliance on oil purely as an economic imperative.Back when he thought that global warming was a winning concern Obama used to acknowledge that his anti-CO2 policies were going to cause high energy prices (forcing them to “necessarily skyrocket“). Now he is trying to use the...
  • Economy chills global warmists?

    03/20/2012 1:36:47 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 5 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | March 20, 2012 | Editorial
    Your tax dollars at work. Lyle Scruggs, an associate professor of political science at the University of Connecticut, says the Great Recession is responsible for the spike in Americans' skepticism about man-made global warming. Based on his taxpayer-funded review of more than two decades of polling data, Mr. Scruggs says he has correlated people's belief in climate change with their economic well-being: the less secure they feel, the less likely they are to believe. At first blush, that seems logical. When the U.S. economy was robust, Americans were more willing to indulge the fantasies of Internet Al Gore and his...
  • Ethanol Policy Not Producing Desired Results

    03/20/2012 12:46:17 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which mandated a steep rise in domestic ethanol production, is causing unforeseen negative consequences for food prices while failing to live up to the desired gasoline results and other expectations, concludes a Texas A&M University research team headed by an economics professor who studies energy issues.James Griffin James M. Griffin, director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, which is part of Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, and Mauricio Cifuentes Soto, a graduate student assisting him, say in their report that the goal of...
  • More WH Emails Released on Solyndra Troubles

        White House staff knew enough about Solyndra’s troubles in January 2011 to dismiss talk of inviting the company’s executives into President Barack Obama’s special State of the Union box, internal emails released Friday show.     The idea of seating Solyndra officials with Michelle Obama in the Capitol during the president’s nationally televised speech came up around the same time that DOE was preparing a controversial change to the company’s $535 million federal loan guarantee, which wound up increasing the risk to taxpayers.  But Daniella Gibbs Léger, director of White House message events, batted down the idea of a State...
  • The Long Sunspot Cycle 23 Predicts a Significant Temperature Decrease in Cycle 24

    03/17/2012 10:49:11 PM PDT · by Paul Pierett · 24 replies
    Science Direct.Com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Jan-Erik Solheim, Kjell Stordahl, Ole Humlum
    a b s t r a c t Relations between the length of a sunspot cycle and the average temperature in the same and the next cycle are calculated for a number of meteorological stations in Norway and in the North Atlantic region. No significant trend is found between the length of a cycle and the average temperature in the same cycle, but a significant negative trend is found between the length of a cycle and the temperature in the next cycle. This provides a tool to predict anaverage temperature decrease of at least 1:0 1C from solar cycle 23...
  • German Scientific Study Predicts Global Cooling Till 2030

    03/17/2012 10:25:48 PM PDT · by Paul Pierett · 23 replies
    Climate Change Dispatch ^ | March 9, 2012 | John O' Sullivan
    Research based on over 100 independent expert studies points to a cooling Earth climate at least until 2030. Author, Dr. Theodor Landscheidt of the Schroeter Institute for Research in Cycles of Solar Activity points to failures by climatologists to account for solar variation in their projections.
  • As seas rise, researchers say devastating floods could soon wreak havoc on (NJ) Shore towns

    03/16/2012 10:33:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger via NJ.com ^ | Thursday March 15, 2012 | Stephen Stirling
    Living along New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline has always posed something of a risk. Terms like coastal flooding, erosion and nor’easter have long been a part of the vocabulary of residents on the Shore. But new research predicts rising sea levels due to global warming will more than triple the likelihood of devastating coastal flooding by the year 2030, putting more than 230,000 beach and bay-side residents in the flood zone. Put simply, the once in a lifetime coastal storm may soon come around once in a generation. "Sea level rise is not some distant problem that we can...