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  • Alberta appeals court rules federal carbon tax unconstitutional; Kenney calls it 'a great victory'

    02/25/2020 1:40:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies ^ | February 25, 2020 | Jeremy Thompson
    In a 4 to 1 decision, the Alberta Court of Appeal became the first to declare the federal carbon tax unconstitutional. The main reasoning behind the decision is that the carbon tax is an overstep by the federal government. In the 269-page decision, Justices Catherine Fraser, Jack Watson and Elizabeth Hughes said, in part: "The division of powers remains key to our federal state. It is part of the fabric of Canada itself. The federal and provincial governments are co-equals, each level of government being supreme within its sphere. The federal government is not the parent; and the provincial governments...
  • BREAKING: Oregon Senate Republicans Walk Out to Deny Quorum Over Cap-and-Trade Bill

    02/24/2020 6:00:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies ^ | February 24, 2020 | JEFF REYNOLDS
    On Monday, the Oregon Senate was scheduled to convene at 11 a.m. to conduct business in the short legislative session. Of the twelve Republican senators, eleven failed to attend, denying quorum and grinding the business of the Senate to a halt. Senate Minority Leader Herman Baertschiger (R-Grants Pass) blasted the President of the Senate for rigging the vote to move the bill out of the Ways and Means Committee for a vote on the floor. This marks the third time in less than a year that Senate Republicans have blocked priority legislation of the Democrats by denying quorum. Oregon's Democrats...
  • Australia Refuses to Risk Mining Jobs, Economy in Pursuit of U.N. Climate Targets

    02/24/2020 10:29:39 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 2/24/2020 | Simon Kent
    Australia’s conservative coalition government will put jobs and the economy ahead of any U.N. demands for it to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said Sunday. Cormann said Australia’s government will work to set new long-term plans addressing greenhouse gas emissions ahead of yet another global climate summit in Glasgow year, however it won’t pursue any net-zero emissions policies that hurt workers in key economic areas.
  • Meanwhile in Brussels... EU budget talks end WITHOUT an agreement as Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden REFUSE to pay more to plug the 75bn euro hole left by Brexit and increase spending on climate change

    02/22/2020 10:34:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:00 EST, 22 February 2020 | Jemma Carr
    The EU’s post-Brexit budget meeting erupted into rows with poorer countries demanding more aid while their “frugal” peers were determined to rein in spending. Brexit left the EU short of around Ł62 billion when Britain left the bloc last month. On Friday — after nearly 30 hours of discussions — the 27 remaining EU countries failed to agree on the overall size of the bloc’s 2021 to 2027 budget or how to spend it. Speaking after the talks in the EU’s Brussels hub, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “We have to acknowledge that the differences are too big still to...
  • Extreme blasts of cold weather hitting Europe and the USA are NOT caused by a warming Arctic changing the way the jet stream moves

    02/19/2020 1:30:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 14:16 EST, 19 February 2020 | Ryan Morrison
    Extreme blasts of freezing weather hitting Europe and the USA in recent years aren’t caused by a warming Arctic changing the jet stream, as previously thought. Research by the University of Exeter disputes earlier studies suggesting a warming Arctic was creating a “wavier” jet stream and linked to climate change. They found it’s more likely the other way around with random fluctuations in the jet stream warming up the Arctic over decades. […] It was assumed there was a long term trend towards a wavier stream that was causing extreme weather conditions to strike mainland Europe and the USA. Dr....
  • We've only got 10 years to save the planet, warns Prince Charles on the 50th anniversary of landmark speech he gave on plastic pollution and other threats to the environment

    02/19/2020 12:23:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:15 EST, 19 February 2020 | Colin Fernandez, Environmental Correspondent
    The Prince of Wales has issued a stark warning that humans have just ten years left to save the planet. “We really do have to pull our fingers out now because the theory is we have got this decade left,” he declared. Prince Charles was marking the 50th anniversary of a landmark speech he made on the environment by calling for nature to be put back at the center of modern life. In 1970, he had warned about the problems of plastic waste, chemicals being discharged into rivers and air pollution caused by factories, cars and planes. This was regarded...
  • Bloomberg’s ‘mercenaries’: Billionaire Dem funding network of climate lawyers inside state AG offices

    02/18/2020 7:15:05 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2020 | Tyler Olson
    A program funded by 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is paying the salaries of lawyers who are farmed out to liberal state attorney general offices to pursue climate-based litigation -- a compact critics say amounts to Bloomberg buying state law enforcement employees to advance his preferred political agenda. The arrangement, which currently pays the salaries of Special Assistant Attorneys General (SAAGs) in 10 Democratic AG offices, is drawing new scrutiny now that Bloomberg is running for president. The New York University School of Law's State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, which was started in 2017 with $5.6 million from Bloomberg's...
  • Opinion: The Immorality of Democrat Thought

    02/18/2020 7:01:48 AM PST · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | February 18, 2020 | Mike Ford
    Opinion: The Immorality of Democrat Thought We are fast approaching a tipping point in these United States of America. It seems as though an increasing percentage of the electorate believes that the purpose of the sovereign franchise is to vote themselves an ever-expanding portion of the public treasury. There seems to be this idea that just because one person has a need, perhaps a really significant, life or death need, that it is the business of government to force other citizens to respond to that need with their own labor or property.Part of this thought process comes from a false...
  • Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

    02/18/2020 6:58:05 AM PST · by red-dawg · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | Feb 17, 2020
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the world’s richest person, said in an Instagram post that he’ll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect Earth. “I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change,” Bezos said in the post.
  • If They Are So Alarmed By Climate Change, Why Are They So Opposed To Solving It?

    02/18/2020 6:50:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 18, 2020 | by Michael Shellenberger
    Nobody appears to be more concerned about climate change than Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders, student activist Greta Thunberg, and the thousands of Extinction Rebellion activists who shut down London last year. Last year, Sanders called climate change “an existential threat.” Extinction Rebellion said, “Billions will die.” And Thunberg said, “I don’t want you to be hopeful” about climate change, “I want you to panic.” But if Sanders, Thunberg, and Extinction Rebellion are so alarmed about carbon emissions, why are they fighting to halt the use of two technologies, fracking and nuclear, that are most responsible for reducing them? Sanders...
  • How do Democratic candidates plan to combat climate change?

    02/18/2020 6:39:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 18, 2020 | By Evan Halper
    ... Every one of the party’s presidential candidates has a robust climate action agenda. It is a rare area in this primary where candidates are marching mostly to the same beat. They almost universally support a Green New Deal. They all vow to immediately reenlist the U.S. in the Paris accord to fight global warming. The differences lie in how far, how fast and how much to spend. We break down where they stand and what climate policy would look like under the vision offered by each of the Democratic hopefuls. Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a bold $1.7-trillion...
  • Bloomberg’s Business Nanny. The Sustainability Accounting board is a stalking horse for progressive politics.

    02/17/2020 5:15:16 PM PST · by karpov · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 17, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    BlackRock CEO Larry Fink recently made a splash by threatening to vote against corporate managers who don’t disclose an array of non-financial information as directed by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. But what is SASB, and where is this all going? Michael Bloomberg founded SASB in 2011 as a shadow regulator for his policy agenda. SASB claims to be modelled on the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), a nonprofit with the imprimatur of the Securities and Exchange Commission that regulates how corporations account for and disclose financial information. SASB’s nine-member standards board issues guidelines for what kinds of sustainability information...
  • UK Professor: Only Way to Save Planet Is to ‘Let Humans Become Extinct’

    02/17/2020 10:29:48 AM PST · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 2/17/2020 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Giving birth to a child is “the worst thing you can do” to the climate, says philosophy professor Patricia MacCormack of Anglia Ruskin University. The professor, author of The Ahuman Manifesto: Activism for the End of the Anthropocene who describes herself as an “old school goth,” says that the only way to save the planet is to stop having children and allow humans to become extinct. According to the official description of the book, MacCormack “actively embraces issues like human extinction, vegan abolition, atheist occultism, death studies, a refusal of identity politics, deep ecology, and the apocalypse as an optimistic...
  • N.J. Should Pay for Kids to Switch Schools over 'Harmful' Curriculum, Lawmaker Says

    02/16/2020 10:52:49 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 12 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | February 15, 2020 | Adam Clark
    A New Jersey lawmaker wants the state to pay to send students to private school if their parents are offended by what they are learning. And the plan is already being ripped as an attack on New Jersey’s requirement for an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. State Assemblyman Robert Auth, R-Bergen, proposed the school voucher bill this week, saying all parents should have the option to spare their children from “harmful” curriculum.
  • Mississippi Democrat introduces bill to force homeschoolers to use govt-approved courses

    02/16/2020 4:32:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 63 replies ^ | February 14, 2020 | Martin M. Barillas
    A Mississippi Democrat introduced a bill in the state House that would force parents who homeschool their children to “provide the same curriculum” as government schools in Grades 9 through 12. While homeschool parents and non-public schools currently have considerable freedom to teach children under their care according to their values, Mississippi House Bill 188would mandate that the same courses on Mississippi History and American Government currently taught in public schools would also be required of homeschool families, as well as private and parochial schools. Introduced by state Rep. John Hines Sr. (D), the bill proposes: The Mississippi History course must provide students...
  • Climate change may eradicate 1/3 of animal and plant species in 50 years, study suggests (only 10.94 years left)

    02/16/2020 4:15:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    CBS 'News' ^ | 2/15/20 | LI COHEN
    In 50 years, Billie Eilish will be turning 69 years old, technology will likely be unrecognizable, and the world may have lost 1/3 of all its plant and animal species. A new study has found that warming temperatures will likely cause hundreds of species to go extinct. Researchers at the University of Arizona analyzed 538 plant and animal species from around the world, 44% of which already faced local extinctions in at least one area in the world. What they discovered is that the areas that suffered from species extinctions had "larger and faster changes in hottest yearly temperatures than...
  • United States Led Entire World In Reducing CO2 Emissions In 2019

    02/16/2020 3:22:19 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 02/12/20 | Ryan Saavedra
    The United States led the entire world in reducing CO2 emissions last year while also experiencing solid economic growth, according to a newly released report.  “The United States saw the largest decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 on a country basis – a fall of 140 Mt, or 2.9%, to 4.8 Gt,” The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported on Tuesday. “US emissions are now down almost 1 Gt from their peak in the year 2000, the largest absolute decline by any country over that period.”“A 15% reduction in the use of coal for power generation underpinned the decline in overall US emissions...
  • Video: Trump Retweets Hilarious Viral Video of Texas Mayor Taking a Dump on Hot Mic

    02/15/2020 10:45:57 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 43 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 02.15.2020 | Alex D.
    For some reason, Donald Trump decided on Saturday to retweet a video of a Texas mayor who was unaware he was still wearing a hot mic when he went to the bathroom. The Twitter user Trump boosted is outspokenly anti-Trump but the President didn’t mind that because the video is hilarious. Well, if you are a conservative you will find this funny and if you are a liberal than you will call this re-tweet gross. Sometime between 7:22 am and 8:04 am Saturday morning — the times of the surrounding tweets — Trump retweeted a video from the account of...
  • Global warming was blamed for evaporating the Great Lakes, now blamed for high water levels in Chicago's 'climate emergency'

    02/13/2020 2:35:08 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 22 replies
    Wirepoints ^ | February 13, 2020 | Mark Glennon
    “What we are seeing in global warming is the evaporation of our Great Lakes.” That was Illinois Senator Dick Durbin in 2013 when Lake Michigan was at a record low. You can find plenty of claims to the same effect from the time. Nobel Prize winner Al Gore chimed in around then, too, saying climate change was driving Great Lakes levels down by causing evaporation. But that was then and this is now. What’s causing today’s record high levels? Climate change, naturally. So now, citing “catastrophic lakefront erosion” from high water, Chicago just declared a climate emergency. It’s radical, and...
  • Harrison Ford mocks 'son of a b----' Donald Trump during Jimmy Kimmel appearance

    02/12/2020 11:58:00 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | FEBRUARY 12, 2020 | By Tyler McCarthy
    Harrison Ford called Donald Trump a “son of a b----” on Monday during an appearance on late-night TV where he also accused the president of rejecting science. Ford appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday to promote his upcoming movie “Call of the Wild.” After showing a clip from the movie, Kimmel held up a poster for the film that featured fake reviews labeling “Call of the Wild” a “perfect call” in various ways. The quotes were all jokingly attributed to Donald Trump in an effort to mock the president’s go-to line about his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which...