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  • Will.i.am Touts Climate Change, Then Flies in Hip.Hop.Copter

    05/24/2012 11:06:05 AM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 7 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 5/24/12 | Brian Koenig
    Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.i.am is the typical Hollywood-esque global warming alarmist. He's also the typical hypocrite who touts the apocalyptic effects of climate change, and then rides around in his helicopter -- or, technically, his "hip.hop.copter." Mr. Will.i.am attended a climate change conference at Oxford University before lifting off to carry the Olympic torch on the same day. On May 21, the American musician, who is also a coach on the British version of the singing competition television show “The Voice,” tweeted pictures of his helicopter as he was leaving Oxford and headed to Taunton, where he would help carry a...
  • Don't serve carbon lies, ACCC warns (Australia's draconian Carbon Police)

    05/25/2012 9:09:48 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 5/25/12 | Phil Hudson
    SHOPS and restaurants could face fines up to $1.1 million if waiters or sales staff wrongly blame the carbon tax for price rises or exaggerate the impact. And households are being warned to watch out for telephone scammers offering to deposit carbon tax compensation into their bank accounts. The prices watchdog, the ACCC, will today launch its countdown to the July 1 carbon tax with a special focus on helping small businesses understand their obligations and consumers to be vigilant for false claims. It is releasing internet videos to help business, a 16-page guide and has set up a dedicated...
  • Obama's Land of the LOST

    05/24/2012 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    What's green and blue and grabby all over? President Obama's new pressure campaign for Congress to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). The fight over LOST goes back three decades, when it was first rejected by President Ronald Reagan. He warned that "no national interest of the United States could justify handing sovereign control of two-thirds of the Earth's surface over to the Third World." According to top Reagan officials William Clark and Ed Meese, their boss believed the "central, and abiding, defect" was "its effort to promote global government at the expense of sovereign nation states --...
  • EPA holds 12-hour hearings with environmentalists to slow coal production

    05/24/2012 8:58:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/24/12 | Josh Peterson
    The Environmental Protection Agency held 12 hours of stacked hearings in Washington, D.C. and Chicago on Thursday in favor of a regulation that analysts have concluded would kill the building of new conventional coal plants in the U.S. Among the participants scheduled to testify in consecutive five minute blocks throughout the day were multiple representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and environmental activists from the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace. The proposed rule, reported by The Washington Post in March, limits the amount of greenhouse gases emitted...
  • Thorium, energy source for the future

    05/24/2012 8:14:04 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    ICECAP.US ^ | May 22, 2012 | John Coleman
    Here is a five minute long special report on a power source for the 21st Century; one that the “greens”, climate change alarmists and global warming skeptics might all agree on (video link below). And here is my blog about that power source. JOHN COLEMAN’S BLOG May 21, 2012 THORIUM will power the world. That is the bumper sticker of the future. The ugly debate about energy has gone on and on. It is costing us billions of dollars. It is beginning to cripple our nation. I have been looking for a source of abundant, cheap electric power that short...
  • Climategate Continues

    05/24/2012 3:21:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 24, 2012 | Andrew Montford & Harold Ambler
    Climategate, the 2009 exposure of misconduct at the University of East Anglia, was a terrible blow to the reputation of climatology, and indeed to that of British and American science. Although that story hasn’t been in the news in recent months, new evidence of similar scientific wrongdoing continues to emerge, with a new scandal hitting the climate blogosphere just a few days ago.And central to the newest story is one of the Climategate scientists: Keith Briffa, an expert in reconstructing historical temperature records from tree rings. More particularly, the recent scandal involves a tree-ring record Briffa prepared for a...
  • Man-made sea-level rises are due to global adjustments

    05/24/2012 12:14:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 25th, 2012 | Joanne
    Frank Lansner’s first graph surprised me. It’s well known and often quoted that sea levels have been rising by 2-3mm a year every year for the last 20 years. But it’s not well known that the original raw satellite data doesn’t show that at all.What astonished me was the sea levels first recorded by the Topex Poseidon satellite array showed virtually no rise at all from 1993-2001. Surely not, I thought. I asked sea-level expert Nils Axel-Morner, and he confirmed: “Yes, it is as bad as that.“ Now, given that Envisat (the European satellite) showed no rise from 2003-2011...
  • CA: Air Resources Board to make webcast on ‘black carbon and other “short-lived” greenhouse gases. ‘

    05/24/2012 12:46:12 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 24, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Short notice – this is on NOW.Worth watching, even if only for how they justify saying ‘black carbon and other “short-lived” greenhouse gases.’. I didn’t know black carbon was a gas. Here’s the release: On Thursday, May 24, at 12 NOON EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME / 9:00 AM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME, a group of internationally acclaimed scientists will present to the California Air Resources Board findings on black carbon and other “short-lived” greenhouse gases.The presentation will be webcast. For more information, see the email below and visit http://www.cal-span.org. MEDIA ADVISORY: Leading scientists to present findings on black carbon and climate...
  • MUST HEAR: Reporter's Epic Anti-Global Warming Monologue

    05/24/2012 10:39:32 AM PDT · by caseyn · 4 replies
    Canadian reporter Ezra Levant explains how global warming skeptics are demonized by the left and mainstream media even though surveys show regular citizens aren’t so concerned.
  • Bill Clinton's star-studded fundraiser is branded the 'worst party ever'

    05/24/2012 6:10:44 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2012 | Kimberley Dadds
    It promised to be one of the glitziest evenings for ticket holders, with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Joan Collins in attendance. But now former US President Bill Clinton has received a backlash from 'angry' guests who were left disappointed after turning up to his fundraiser in London on Tuesday night. Attendees have now branded the bash the "worst party ever", claiming the venue smelt and it was too crowded with people. One guest complained to the Daily Telegraph that guests were left waiting outside while the A-list stars were first allowed inside, despite them paying up to Ł1,000...
  • Source found for missing water in sea-level rise

    05/22/2012 9:38:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies
    Nature News ^ | 20 May 2012 | Amanda Mascarelli
    Human use of water contributes markedly to rising tides. Climate change, with its associated melting ice caps and shrinking glaciers, is the usual suspect when it comes to explaining rising sea levels. But a recent study now shows that human water use has a major impact on sea-level change that has been overlooked. During the latter half of the twentieth century, global sea level rose by about 1.8 millimetres per year, according to data from tide gauges. The combined contribution from heating of the oceans, which makes the water expand, along with melting of ice caps and glaciers, is estimated...
  • NASA Astronauts Announce Second Letter to NASA at Heartland Conference

    05/23/2012 9:39:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 22, 2012 | rep49
    This will be a top sticky post for a day or two, new stories will appear below this one. At the Heartland Conference in Chicago this morning, four of the forty-nine signers of the March letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (discussed at WUWT here, here, and here) appeared to discuss their reasons for signing that letter and to announce a second letter responding to NASA’s response.The text of that letter is reproduced below: May 11, 2012The Honorable Charles Bolden, Jr. 
NASA AdministratorNASA HeadquartersWashington, D.C. 20546-0001Dear Charlie: In our letter of March 28, 2012, we, the undersigned, respectfully requested that...
  • Text of Václav Klaus Heartland Institute Conference Speech

    05/23/2012 10:06:58 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 23, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Many thanks for the invitation and for giving me the opportunity to address this distinguished audience. I am not for the first time in Chicago. It is also not for the first time that I am attending a conference organized by the Heartland Institute. But it is for the first time I am with Heartland here in Chicago.Some of you know that I came to Chicago for the NATO summit. Yesterday and today I was supposed to speak about what to do in Afghanistan, how to keep NATO going in an era of overall indebtedness and budgetary cuts, and about...
  • Targeting Right-Wing Extremism, Citizens Challenge Corporate Ties (Know-your-enemy thread)

    05/23/2012 9:43:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Inter Press Service ^ | May 23, 2012 | Matthew Cardinale
    ATLANTA, Georgia, May 23, 2012 (IPS) - A coalition of advocacy groups is targeting corporate support for the right-wing Heartland Institute after the organisation took out a controversial billboard in Chicago comparing people who believe in global warming to a serial killer and mass murderer. On Tuesday, the group protested outside the Heartland Institute's Seventh International Conference on Climate Change, a conference for climate change deniers being held at the Hilton hotel in Chicago. Heartland's billboard featured a photograph of Ted Kaczinski, the mass murderer known as the Unabomber, with text, "I still believe in Global Warming. Do you?" Heartland...
  • Natural sinks still sopping up carbon (As in carbon sinks for carbon dioxide)

    05/21/2012 12:43:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Science News ^ | May 15th, 2012 | Alexandra Witze
    Ecosystems haven’t maxed out ability to absorb fossil fuel emissions Earth’s ecosystems keep soaking up more carbon as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere, new measurements find. The research contradicts several recent studies suggesting that “carbon sinks” have reached or passed their capacity. By looking at global measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide, the new work calculates instead that total sinks have increased roughly in line with rising emissions. “The sinks have been more than able to keep up with emissions,” said Pieter Tans, an atmospheric scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo....
  • Hadley-Crut graph shows temperature trending DOWN

    05/21/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 21MAY2012 | Robert Felix
    Down, down, down.
  • A nation still drawing 18,000MW in it’s sleep can’t go solar… ( Aussies...)

    05/21/2012 2:51:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 20th, 2012 | Joanne
    I’m away, so this is a good time for Guest posts. Here Tony explains that we need lots of electricity even while we sleep. I didn’t realize our electricity needs were so high at night. The lowest power use each day is still as much as 60% of the peak. That’s the base load at 3am, and solar panels and wind farms just can’t provide it. We can burn the odd $500 billion building hundreds of solar plants, but even then, we would have to go “medieval” for about 8 hours each night. Candles anyone? — Jo Guest post by...
  • VIDEO of ‘Climate ethics’ profs: Global warming skeptics guilty of ‘crimes against humanity'

    05/22/2012 2:45:26 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 31 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Oliver Darcy
    Penn State panelists attack "deniers" Rush Limbaugh, George W. Bush, Christopher Monckton, Fox News, and The Wall Street Journal.Penn State "climate ethics" professor Donald Brown accused global warming skeptics late last month of committing "new crimes against humanity." "We've lost 25 years," said Brown, referring to so-called global warming skeptics' efforts to delay and prevent government action on climate change. "I think we should encourage a conversation whether this is some sort of kind of new crime against humanity." "Its really evil stuff," continued Brown, speaking to a classroom of students on April 30. "It's nasty." Brown, the Associate Professor...
  • Trenberth’s missing heat still missing: ocean temperature trend... – 0.09°C over the past 55 years

    05/21/2012 3:10:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 16, 2012 | Anthony Wattshttp://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post_article
    A new paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters describes how the oceans have warmed only 0.09°C over the last 55 years, from 1955-2010. Don’t let the red line fool you, read on. Key Points A strong positive linear trend in exists in world ocean heat content since 1955One third of the observed warming occurs in the 700-2000 m layer of the oceanThe warming can only be explained by the increase in atmospheric GHGs That last bullet point makes me cringe a bit, because I seriously doubt the resolution of this study down to hundredths of degrees seeing the sort...
  • US Government *only* spent $70 billion on climate since 2008

    05/18/2012 10:31:44 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 19th, 2012 | Joanne
    Remember the fear of global warming is falling because skeptics are well organized and well funded by vested interests and, after all, the US government is only spending ten thousand times more than Heartland. How could they compete? The Congressional Research Service estimates that since 2008 the federal government has spent nearly $70 billion on “climate change activities.”Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe presented the new CRS report on the Senate Floor Thursday to make the point that the Obama administration has been focused on “green” defense projects to the detriment of the military.The Daily Caller Hello to all the fans...
  • The “well funded” climate business – follow the money

    05/19/2012 10:56:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    whats Up With That? ^ | May 19, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Flashback, Michael Mann said this on October 5th, 2010: Our efforts to communicate the science are opposed by a well-funded, highly organized disinformation effort that aims to confuse the public about the nature of our scientific understanding. …Scientists are massively out-funded and outmanned in this battle, and will lose if leading scientific institutions and organizations remain on the sidelines. I will discuss this dilemma, drawing upon my own experiences in the public arena of climate change. Next time you get challenged on how much money is involved and whose side gets it, point out Mann is delusional by showing them...
  • Coconuts, wind and sun to power Pacific nations

    05/22/2012 10:47:53 AM PDT · by Twotone · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Staff
    Tiny Pacific nations which are most at threat from rising seas have vowed to dump diesel and other dirty expensive fuels blamed for causing global warming and replace them with clean sources. Using coconut biofuel and solar panels, Tokelau -- which consists of three island dots half way between New Zealand and Hawaii -- plans to become self-sufficient in energy this year.
  • Obama officials pressured contractors to change job loss figures, recordings reveal

    05/21/2012 11:18:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    FreeBeacon ^ | May 21, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    Obama administration officials may have pressured government contractors to change job loss estimates associated with coal regulations, audio recordings reveal. The tapes show that unnamed officials with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) asked government contractors to change their calculations of job losses associated with the Stream Protection Rule.A preliminary draft of an environmental impact statement estimated that up to 7,000 coalminers could lose their jobs under the administration’s “preferred” regulation. After a leaked copy of the report went public, officials asked the contractors to compare job estimates to a model in which another regulation was enforced,...
  • Arctic melt releasing ancient methane

    05/20/2012 10:31:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/20/12 | Richard Black
    Scientists have identified thousands of sites in the Arctic where methane that has been stored for many millennia is bubbling into the atmosphere. The methane has been trapped by ice, but is able to escape as the ice melts. Writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, the researchers say this ancient gas could have a significant impact on climate change. Methane is the second most important greenhouse gas after CO2 and levels are rising after a few years of stability. There are many sources of the gas around the world, some natural and some man-made, such as landfill waste disposal sites...
  • How I Learned Not to Deny Climate Change

    05/02/2012 9:21:27 AM PDT · by dead · 37 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 1, 2012 | Robert Tracinski
    I do not deny the reality of climate change. No, this is not a change of mind, reversing my longstanding skepticism toward claims of human-caused global warming. I have never denied climate change—and that is precisely why I reject the global warming hysteria. But a fascinating new scientific contribution from Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark, who is single-handedly blowing away the alleged "consensus" on what drives the climate, has given me a whole new appreciation for climate change.The term "climate change denier" is obviously objectionable because of the word "denier." That word is carried over from the phrase "Holocaust denial" and...
  • MA SouthCoast Residents Learn About "Agenda 21", "Smart Growth", and "Sustainable Development"

    05/19/2012 3:56:41 PM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 8 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | May 19, 2012 | Tom Wholley
    Sixty SouthCoast Residents learned about Agenda 21, SmartGrowth, Sustainable Development and other threats to their constitutional right to own property at an informative presentation at the Fall River Public Library in Fall River, MA. monday evening This group of patriotic and concerned citizens took time out of their busy lives to learn the facts about a devious plot hatched at the United Nations in 1987 under the guise of “saving the planet and the environment", called Agenda 21. They had all heard the horror stories of communities and businesses severely inundated by ridiculous environmental regulations and restrictions from a vast...
  • Billions For Climate, Not One More Cent For Defense

    05/19/2012 1:43:59 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 19, 2012
    Federal Priorities: A new report shows we have spent $70 billion on climate change since 2008 while our strapped military is ordered to become energy-efficient. Imagine weapons that don't harm the environment. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, took to the Senate floor Thursday to decry the green agenda being imposed on the military by the Obama administration at the same time the defense budget is being sacrificed on the altar of runaway deficit spending.
  • Palm Beach County creating job to tackle climate change

    05/19/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Palm Beach Sun Sentinel ^ | May 19, 2012 | By Andy Reid
    HELP WANTED: Seeking a go-getter able to thwart sea level rise, reduce polluting fossil fuel emissions and protect strained drinking water supplies. Must have lobbying skills to convince local government and residents to invest in preparing for climate change. Al Gore-style PowerPoint abilities a plus. Palm Beach County is in the market for a climate change czar. While the actual job title and day-to-day duties for this new county post remain in flux, the far-reaching goal is to get a county with more than one million people ready for climate change. That includes promoting "environmental sustainability" efforts such as recycling...
  • Pollution enhanced thunderstorms warm the planet?

    05/18/2012 7:01:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | May 18, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From the DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a new paper in GRL saying something that doesn’t make much sense to me. As shown in the diagram above, thunderstorms transport heat from the lower troposphere upwards. The heat source at the base of the atmosphere (at the surface) is the absorption of sunlight by the surface of the Earth. That transfers heat to the lower atmosphere by conduction (a small amount), and mostly be re-radiated Long Wave IR. Heat is then transported upwards by convection, which is done by clouds (cumulus for example) and especially thunderstorms. So, given the amount of...
  • Only global poverty can save the planet, insists WWF - and the ESA!

    05/18/2012 11:32:18 AM PDT · by LucyT · 34 replies
    theAregister.co.uk ^ | 16th May 2012 08:19 GMT | Lewis Page
    Extremist green campaigning group WWF - endorsed by no less a body than the European Space Agency - has stated that economic growth should be abandoned, that citizens of the world's wealthy nations should prepare for poverty and that all the human race's energy should be produced as renewable electricity within 38 years from now. Most astonishingly of all, the green hardliners demand that the enormous numbers of wind farms, tidal barriers and solar powerplants required under their plans should somehow be built while at the same time severely rationing supplies of concrete, steel, copper and glass. The WWF presents...
  • Romance with wealthy philanthropist divorcee warms Al Gore's heart on trip to Antartica

    05/18/2012 5:37:03 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 18, 2012 | Beth Stebner
    Two years after Al Gore’s shocking announcement that he and his wife of 40 years were separating, he’s got another, younger, woman in his life. According to the Washington Post’s Reliable Source blog, the former presidential candidate and former VP is dating Elizabeth Keadle, a wealthy Democratic donor and environmental conservationist. Ms Keadle, who hails from southern California, is in her 50s, and travelled to Antarctica with Mr Gore at the beginning of the year to raise awareness about climate change and global warming, according to the Post. She and Mr Gore share a deep interest in environmental issues, and...
  • New paper using RADARSAT data: Antarctic ice shelves slowed down – “…have not been changed...

    05/18/2012 10:43:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | May 17, 2012 | by Anthony Watts
    A new paper published May 15th in the the journal The Cryosphere utilizes 12 years worth of RADARSAT data to determine the rate at which some well known ice shelves in Antarctica have been moving and changing, and the answer is: “not much”. In fact it appears there has been a slowing down. First a map of Antarctica and the most worrisome Ross Ice Shelf (marked by the red x) is in order: If you follow the alarmosphere and MSM related to the Ross Ice Shelf and others, you get these kinds of stories: West Antarctic ice sheet collapse even...
  • The Death of the Hockey Stick?

    05/18/2012 10:48:33 AM PDT · by Twotone · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 17, 2012 | Rand Simberg
    People who have been following the climate debate closely know that one of the most controversial and key elements of the controversy is the so-called “hockey stick” — a graph of supposed global temperature over the past centuries that ostensibly shows a dramatic increase in average temperature in the last century or so (the upward swoop of the graph at that point is the business end of the stick, with regard to the puck). It vaulted its inventor, Michael Mann of Penn State University, to climate stardom, with associated acclaim and government grants, when he first presented it in the...
  • Federal government spent nearly $70 billion on "climate change activities" since 2008

    05/17/2012 3:34:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/17/12 | Caroline May
    The Congressional Research Service estimates that since 2008 the federal government has spent nearly $70 billion on “climate change activities.” Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe presented the new CRS report on the Senate Floor Thursday to make the point that the Obama administration has been focused on “green” defense projects to the detriment of the military. The report revealed that from fiscal years 2008 through 2012 the federal government spent $68.4 billion to combat climate change. The Department of Defense also spent $4 billion of its budget, the report adds, on climate change and energy efficiency activities in that same...
  • Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe

    03/19/2012 11:26:35 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 38 replies
    Scientific American ^ | March 17, 2012 | Gary Stix
    Almost six years ago, I was the editor of a single-topic issue on energy for Scientific American that set out a plan for how to keep atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations below a planet-livable threshold of 560 ppm. If I had it to do over, I would scale back on the nuclear fusion and clean coal, instead devoting at least half of the available space for feature articles on psychology, sociology, economics and political science. Since doing that issue, I’ve come to the conclusion that the technical details are the easy part. It’s the social engineering that’s the killer. Moon shots...
  • College professor: ‘Climate change genocide’ will be worse than Holocaust

    05/16/2012 2:40:37 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 40 replies
    A professor at Brooklyn College recently published a series of articles on the official campus website in which he associated climate change skeptics with early Holocaust deniers."I make my 'climate change denier' claim for one reason," wrote Micha Tomkiewicz, the Director of Environmental Studies at Brooklyn College and himself a Holocaust survivor. "It's easy today to teach students to condemn the Holocaust, but it's much more difficult to teach them how to try to prevent future genocides...I don't want my grandchildren to die in a climate change genocide that we could have helped head off," he continued. Tomkiewicz, also warned...
  • Defeat Law of the Sea Treaty -- Again

    05/16/2012 6:28:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The stunning repudiation of Sen. Richard Lugar's, R-Ind., bid for a seventh term has sent shock waves through Washington's internationalist lobby. A former Rhodes Scholar, Lugar has spent his career promoting a globalist agenda, since he succeeded the late Jesse Helms as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One day after Indiana Republicans handed Lugar his walking papers, an outfit called the Atlantic Council held a forum to promote the discredited Law of the Sea Treaty. As former Republican U.S. Sens. Chuck Hagel and John Warner beamed their approval, Obama's Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta declared that...
  • Globally Warmed Over: Hatred Unmasked at Last

    05/16/2012 1:46:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 16, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    Aspiring apparatchiks of the coming world dictatorship, tiring of the hopeless race against facts in their anti-industrial carbon dioxide hoax, have finally given up the pretense of science in favor of pure, old-fashioned doomsday preaching. Having been outlasted by reality in the pseudo-science of "global cooling," undone once again in the pseudo-science of "global warming," and ultimately laughed off the stage in the unfalsifiable quackery of "global climate change," it is apparently time at last for the advocates of tyranny in the name of Gaia to play their last card: global mass hysteria. Consider a recent New York Times editorial...
  • Cruel and Unusual Regulation

    05/15/2012 7:51:31 AM PDT · by 92nina · 1 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-15 | Hugh Johnson
    Despite being prohibited by no less than the United States Constitution, cruel and unusual punishment is apparently in vogue at the EPA. Obviously former EPA administrator Al Almendariz meant figurative crucifixion, but his negative attitude betrays an alarming view towards oil and natural gas companies that provide over 90 percent of primary residential energy consumption. Thankfully Al Almendariz resigned when his comments recently came to light nearly two years after he made them. That’s two years of crucifying oil and natural gas companies while Obama wastes money Solyndra and other on failed green collar projects. Green energy provides less than...
  • Newsbytes: Germany Faces Green Energy Crisis

    05/13/2012 9:15:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | May 12, 2012 | From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF
    Posted on May 12, 2012 by Anthony Watts From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPFGlobal Warming Policy Foundation (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Network Agency Calls For Suspension Of Emission Laws For Old Coal Plants Last winter, on several occasions, Germany escaped only just large-scale power outages. Next winter the risk of large blackouts is even greater. The culprit for the looming crisis is the single most important instrument of German energy policy: the “Renewable Energy Law.” The economic cost of a wide-scale blackout are measured in billions of Euros per day. The most important test of energy policy is now the...
  • An Inconvenient Lawsuit: Teenagers Take Global Warming to the Courts

    05/12/2012 11:23:30 AM PDT · by Twotone · 65 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 9, 2012 | Katherine Ellison
    Alec Loorz turns 18 at the end of this month. While finishing high school and playing Ultimate Frisbee on weekends, he's also suing the federal government in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The Ventura, California, teen and four other juvenile plaintiffs want government officials to do more to prevent the risks of climate change -- the dangerous storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, and food-supply disruptions that scientists warn will threaten their generation absent a major turnabout in global energy policy. Specifically, the students are demanding that the U.S. government start reducing national emissions of carbon dioxide by at...
  • TURNING COLD AND WET...AGAIN

    05/12/2012 8:37:12 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Express.co.uk ^ | May 11, 2012 | Nathan Rao
    BRITAIN is braced for a “depressingly cold” snap next week with snow forecast as the miserable weather continues to put summer on hold. There is also a risk of more flooding with torrential rain driven by gale- force winds. One family had to be rescued from the roof of their car in Morpeth, Northumberland, yesterday after getting stuck in a swollen ford.
  • A Blast From The Past: James Hansen on ‘The Global Warming Debate’ from 13 years ago

    05/11/2012 9:00:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | May 10, 2012 | Guest post by Floyd Doughty
    Some years ago when I was investigating the climate change issue in my spare time, I ran across a short article by James Hansen on the GISS website under “Education Resource Materials”, dated January, 1999. James Hansen is arguably the father of modern Anthropogenic Global Warming dogma. So I saved the web page for future reference because of some of the predictions contained within it, as well as the incredibly balanced and well-reasoned attitude expressed regarding the philosophy of scientific investigation. We could all benefit from Dr. Hansen’s wisdom. For example, “Skepticism thus plays an essential role in scientific research,...
  • On the climate, the holocaust, denial, billboards, and all that

    05/11/2012 10:02:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | May 10, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Over at Climate Depot, Marc Morano wonders why Andrew Revkin is calling attention to an article linking Holocaust denial to “climate denial”. He writes: What’s up with NYT’s Revkin? He touts essay: ‘A look at denial, from Holocaust to climate fight’ by a survivor of Bergen-Belsen & a warmist physics prof. at Brooklyn College Read the Full ArticleIs featuring an essay linking Holocaust denial to climate ‘denial’, worthy of a shout out on Revkin’s blog? Excerpt: ‘Denying the Holocaust today, with all the available factual information, requires denying of all of history… But most of our history is based on...
  • 200,000 Blue Collar Coal Miners Who Power America Threatened by Obama EPA

    05/11/2012 11:28:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/11/2012 | Fox News
    In obscure, blue-collar towns across Appalachia -- places that most Americans have never seen -- generations of coal miners have toiled away at back-breaking labor to power American homes and industry. Now, as many as 200,000 of them who dig, process, transport and burn America's most abundant fuel are threatened by EPA's latest coal rule. It imposes a standard for emissions that is all but impossible for many plants to meet. It requires coal-fired plants to release no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour. The only means for many older plants to attain that standard is...
  • Astronauts: Cool It on Warming

    05/11/2012 3:10:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 11, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    To the long list of right-wing, knuckle-dragging know-nothings who dare question so-called “global warming,” environmentalists now can add six Apollo astronauts, two rocket men who flew aboard Skylab, and a pair of former directors of the Johnson Space Center (JSC). These veterans of America’s space program are among the 49 retired NASA employees who recently asked the agency to halt what they consider its unscientific advocacy of climate alarmism. In a letter to NASA administrator Charles Bolden Jr., these rocket scientists, space explorers, and other men and women of reason requested that “NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies...
  • The Sierra Club Opposes ‘Clean Energy’

    05/08/2012 6:02:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 8, 2012 | Robert Bryce
    ‘Clean energy” is the political darling of the moment. President Obama has made the promotion of clean energy one of the centerpieces of his administration and his reelection effort. The Democratic National Committee claims that “clean energy” investments are “helping pave the way to a more sustainable future, creating new jobs and entire industries here in America.” Last month, the Center for American Progress, a leftist think tank, released a report that touted the need to build a clean-energy economy.On Sunday, an editorial in the New York Times extolled the benefits of renewable energy and declared that the “clean...
  • The Yamal deception ( Dataused for the Global Warming Hoax

    05/10/2012 11:02:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    bishop-hill.net/blog ^ | May 9, 2012 | Bishop Hill
    As many readers are probably aware, there has been an important new posting at Climate Audit about the Yamal affair. This posting is an attempt to set out the whole story of Yamal. It reworks an article I did in 2009 and incorporates new developments since that time. I hope readers find it useful. I have also prepared a Kindle version of the post, for which there is a small charge - click here:Please also consider hitting the tip jar.The story of Michael Mann's Hockey Stick reconstruction, its statistical bias and the influence of the bristlecone pines is well known....
  • Game Over for the Climate (we're doomed, DOOMED, I tell you!)

    05/10/2012 8:09:06 AM PDT · by pabianice · 34 replies
    New York Cage Liner ^ | 5/10/12 | Hansen
    GLOBAL warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening. That is why I was so troubled to read a recent interview with President Obama in Rolling Stone in which he said that Canada would exploit the oil in its vast tar sands reserves “regardless of what we do.” If Canada proceeds, and we do nothing, it will be game over for the climate. [AIEEE! - Ed.] Canada’s tar sands, deposits of sand saturated with bitumen, contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our entire history. If we were to fully exploit this new oil source,...
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy: Climate change more important than economy [VIDEO]

    05/10/2012 6:26:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-9-2012 | Michelle Fields
    Bill Nye the Science Guy told the Daily Caller on Tuesday that climate change is a bigger problem than the economy or high unemployment. He also said that “this notion that government is inherently bad is new,” and after the November election, President Barack Obama will “have a freer hand.” Bill Nye, who was in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday speaking on behalf of the Planetary Society, said that he is “very concerned about climate change,” adding that, “you can talk about the economy and short-term jobs and so on — but there are much bigger problems.” On the president, who...