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  • Red States Are Getting a New Shade of Redder-people who deny climate change most likely to suffer

    12/12/2014 1:28:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | December 12, 2014 | Joshua Zaffos
    ".....Yuma,Colorado, a farming town of 3,500 people near the Kansas border, celebrated last month as homegrown Republican Cory Gardner was elected to the U.S. Senate. Gardner, a high school football player and the son of a farm equipment dealer, defeated incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to help the GOP gain control of the Senate in the second-most expensive congressional race of all time.Gardner represented Colorado’s 4th Congressional District for four years, an expansive territory that covers the mostly flat and rural eastern third of the state. Farmers there mostly grow corn to feed cattle, and water comes from the quickly...
  • Climate change summit takes political twist

    12/10/2014 6:24:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | December 10, 2014 | By Fermín Koop
    The real part of the climate change negotiations started yesterday in Lima. Bolivian President Evo Morales took the spotlight at the United Nations summit as he pointed the finger at developed countries for their responsibility for climate change and suggested creating a world court to judge climate crimes. “Developing countries are the ones that struggle the most because of climate change even though they are the least responsible for it,” Evo Morales said, speaking alongside UN heads and several ministers. “After 30 years of negotiations, we haven’t reached any important climate change agreement. We have failed and now we are...
  • The Climate-Change Solution No One Will Talk About

    11/01/2014 8:21:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 1, 2014 | by JASON PLAUTZ
    The equation seems fairly simple: The more the world's population rises, the greater the strain on dwindling resources and the greater the impact on the environment. The solution? Well, that's a little trickier to talk about. Public-health discussions will regularly include mentions of voluntary family planning as a way to reduce unwanted pregnancies and births. But, said Jason Bremner of the Population Reference Bureau, those policies can also pay dividends for the environment. "And yet the climate-change benefits of family planning have been largely absent from any climate-change or family-planning policy discussions," he said. A 2010 study published in the...
  • NOAA's Climate Teachers' Guide: 'Alarming Students' Causes Them to 'Succumb to Denial'

    10/30/2014 8:54:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Oct. 28, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    If educators scare students too much about the threat of climate change, they may "succumb to denial," a teachers' guide by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warns. In its guide, "Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness," NOAA presents seven "essential principles": 1.Sun is primary energy 2.Climate is complex 3.Life affects climate; climate affects life 4.Climate is variable 5.Our understanding of climate 6.Humans affect climate 7.Climate change has consequences Principle 7 - "Climate Change Will Have Consequences for the Earth System and Human Lives" - warns educators that scaring students can cause them to succumb to denial: "Alarming students and...
  • Sanders blasts GOP climate change deniers

    09/25/2014 1:58:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said it was unfortunate that Republicans continue to block legislation that aims to address the effects of climate change. “This is a crisis and we’ve got address it,” Sanders said Tuesday. “The bad news is that Republicans in Congress, many of whom don’t even believe the scientific consensus that global warming is a growing threat to our planet, continue to block legislation to address the planetary crisis.” Sanders’ comments were prompted by President Obama’s speech on climate change at the United Nations. Obama said this is the generation with the power to prevent a global climate...
  • Climate change rallies are call to action policy-makers should heed

    09/23/2014 4:42:14 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 23 sept 2014
    More than 300,000 people rallied in Manhattan Sunday, calling on world leaders to act on climate change — the largest climate change rally in history, according to reports. And while New York's rally was the largest in the People's Climate March event, rallies also took place in London, Paris, Berlin, Melbourne and more than 2,000 other locations around the globe, according to the BBC. And hundreds more showed up Monday in New York and marched to Wall Street to protest the role they say investments play in financing practices that cause climate change, The New York Times reported. The rallies...
  • Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance

    09/22/2014 6:54:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/22/2014 | Evan Halper
    Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said Monday. The decision marks a major victory for a campaign by environmentalists, union activists and other liberal groups that have pushed companies to drop support for ALEC. Microsoft ended its ties to the group a few weeks ago. “The consensus within the company was that that was some sort of mistake,” Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said, referring to the initial decision to support...
  • Audubon predicts climate change will shrink bird ranges

    09/14/2014 6:55:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | September 14, 2014 | by BRENDAN GIBBONS
    By 2080, birds like the northern saw-whet owl, the scarlet tanager and the Baltimore oriole could all but disappear from Pennsylvania. Climate change is expected to shrink and shift northward the ranges of these and hundreds of other species across North America, according to a groundbreaking National Audubon Society study. Citizen science was crucial to this report. Audubon scientists relied on tens of thousands of observations from the U.S. Geological Survey’s North American Breeding Bird Survey, along with Aubudon’s own Christmas Bird Count. It combined these observations with historical climate data and climate changes predicted in the Intergovernmental Panel on...
  • National Geographic’s Warming Warning – 10 Years Later

    09/01/2014 1:17:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Geoff Sherrington writes: National Geographic Magazine had a Global Warming issue in September 2004. New instruments have given new data. By planning now, NatGeo can make a revised issue 10 years later, in September 2014. The 2014 edition should aim to correct what is now known to be wrong or questionable in the 2004 edition. We can help. Here are some quotes that need attention. The first three have some commentary, as is suggested for the remainder.1. “The famed snows of Kilimanjaro have melted more than 80% since 1912.” P.14 This might have been correct at the time of...
  • One Engineer’s Perspective on Global Warming

    08/14/2014 6:10:20 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 22 replies
    Engineering.com ^ | 8/12/2014 | David Simpson
    Many scientists and non-scientists are discussing "Global Warming" (or as it is increasingly being called "Anthropogenic Climate Change" or ACC). ACC would simply be an interesting topic for discussion if it were not for the politicization, polarization, and sensationalism that have accompanied the science.
  • End “Hegemonic Capitalism” to Solve Human-Caused Climate Change?

    08/10/2014 9:32:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 8/10/2014 | Jaana Woiceshyn
    Recently, 130 environmentalist groups gathered in an UN-backed event in Venezuela to gather more civilian support to combat climate change, reports the Daily Caller. A number of them signed the Margarita Declaration which calls for an end to the “hegemonic capitalist system” as the only solution to human-caused climate change. The environmentalists argued that measures such as carbon capture and trade and conservation efforts are not sufficient to prevent the environmental disasters they are predicting; instead, they demanded a radical system change. Although they did not spell out what their ideal social system would be, we can assume they want...
  • 'STAR TREK: VOYAGER' ACTOR MY EX CLAIMS I'M BANGING BILL NYE

    08/05/2014 1:24:15 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    tmz ^ | 8-5-2014
    "Star Trek: Voyager" actor Robert Picardo says he way too old to experiment with Bill Nye the Science Guy ... in the bedroom. Picardo is asking a judge to stop his soon-to-be ex-wife from spreading rumors he's in a gay relationship with Nye.   The actor says in court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Linda Pawlik lured him over to her house July 4th by falsely telling him the family dog was missing.  While he was there, he claims Linda had a P.I. attach a GPS device to his car. Days later ... Linda started telling family friends the...
  • Shattering Myths to Help the Climate

    08/02/2014 7:44:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 2, 2014 | By ROBERT H. FWANK
    Each new climate-change study seems more pessimistic than the last. This May and June, for example, were the hottest ones on record for the planet. Effective countermeasures now could actually ward off many of these threats at relatively modest cost. Yet despite a robust scientific consensus that greenhouse gas emissions are at the root of the problem, legislation to curb them has gone nowhere in Congress. In response, President Obama has proposed stricter regulations on electric utilities, which some scientists warn may be too little, too late. Why aren’t we demanding more forceful action? One reason may be the frequent...
  • How Your Cereal Causes Climate Change

    07/28/2014 3:37:07 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 28, 20:31 GMT | Clare Foran
    One of the world's largest food companies says it's about to take a big bite out of global warming. General Mills, maker of Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Wheaties, said Monday that it will set a target to limit air pollution throughout its entire supply chain next summer. This marks the first time the food giant has pledged to measurably rein in greenhouse-gas emissions from its agricultural suppliers of ingredients like soy and sugarcane. Environmental watchdogs say the effort is significant. According to Oxfam, air pollution created by the agricultural industry makes up a quarter of total greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide....
  • Global warming 'pause' was a natural fluctuation, scientists say

    07/22/2014 9:37:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    UPI ^ | 07/22/2014 | Brooks Hays
    Climate change skeptics have suggested a recent slowdown in the warming of the Earth is evidence that global warming is a farce and that climate models can't be trusted, but new research suggests the slowdown, or "pause," was not a significant disruption of larger trends. The planet has been slowly warming over the last century or more. But in the last 15 years, that rate of warming has slowed. Temperatures are still high by historical standards; but between 1998 and 2013 they were slightly below what climate models had predicted. A small number of scientists and policy makers have pointed...
  • Dark Funding Fueling Climate Change Propaganda

    06/28/2014 3:52:44 PM PDT · by publius911 · 18 replies
    www.mainstreet.com/vanity ^ | June 20, 2014 | Laura Kiesel
    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — This spring, new research out of Canada's McGill University that reviewed historical temperature records and geological data (ice cores, tree rings and lake sediments) concluded with 99% certainty that our current climate change predicament cannot be ascribed to natural cycles. But many are still dubious that man-made climate change is real. What's more, some skeptics even claim climate change is a money-making scam. In reality, you can follow the "dark money" to see how targeted funding is perpetuating these misconceptions -- even as climate change awareness and research groups lose funding.The article attempts to attack "skeptic"...
  • Is There a Climate Bubble?

    06/25/2014 6:39:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Here's the question of the day: Is there a climate bubble? In a New York Times op-ed, former treasury secretary Hank Paulson says there is. He calls it The Coming Climate Crash. For too many years, we failed to rein in the excesses building up in the nation’s financial markets. When the credit bubble burst in 2008, the damage was devastating. Millions suffered. Many still do. We’re making the same mistake today with climate change. We’re staring down a climate bubble that poses enormous risks to both our environment and economy. The warning signs are clear and growing more urgent...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Department’s ‘Our Ocean’ Conference

    06/17/2014 11:42:49 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    variety.com ^ | 6/17/14 | Andrea Seikaly
    Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Department’s ‘Our Ocean’ Conference by Andrea Seikaly Leonardo DiCaprio is set to speak at the State Department’s “Our Ocean” conference Tuesday morning. Secretary of State John Kerry will introduce DiCaprio, who will speak immediately after a video appearance by President Obama. “I’m pleased that Leo DiCaprio is lending his powerful voice to our call to action to work together to protect the world’s ocean,” said Secretary Kerry. Kerry invited the “Wolf of Wall Street” star to the conference because of the dedication that he and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation have demonstrated in efforts to...
  • Obama Calls For Climate Change Action In California Commencement Speech ["Moon Is Made of Cheese"?]

    06/15/2014 10:02:24 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | June 15, 2014
    Obama Calls For Climate Change Action In California Commencement Speech Speaking at University of California, Irvine, president compares science denial to saying 'moon is made of cheese' Barack Obama yelled 'Zot, Zot, Zot', as he makes the symbols of the Anteater, the school's mascot. Barack Obama on Saturday repeated his recent appeals for action to prevent climate change, while speaking at the University of California, Irvine graduation ceremony. “The question is not whether we need to act,” the president said, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. “The overwhelming judgement of science, accumulated and reviewed over decades, has put the that to...
  • Cold War-style spy games return to melting Arctic

    06/11/2014 6:02:27 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 6/11/14 | Karl Ritter
    In early March, a mysterious ship the size of a large passenger ferry left a Romanian wharf, glided through the narrow Bosporus that separates Europe and Asia, and plotted a course toward Scandinavia. About a month later, at the fenced-in headquarters of Norway's military intelligence service, the country's spy chief disclosed its identity. It was a $250 million spy ship, tentatively named Marjata, that will be equipped with sensors and other technology to snoop on Russia's activities in the Arctic beginning in 2016. "There is a demand from our political leadership to describe what is going on in this region,"...
  • Paul Krugman: The Climate Domino

    06/06/2014 12:46:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 5, 2014 | Paul Krugman
    Maybe it’s me, but the predictable right-wing cries of outrage over the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules on carbon seem oddly muted and unfocused. I mean, these are the people who managed to create national outrage over nonexistent death panels. Now the Obama administration is doing something that really will impose at least some pain on some people. Where are the eye-catching fake horror stories? For what it’s worth, however, the attacks on the new rules mainly involve the three C’s: conspiracy, cost and China. That is, right-wingers claim that there isn’t any global warming, that it’s all a hoax...
  • 10 Things Liberals Insanely Link To ‘Global Warming’ Read more at

    06/06/2014 12:26:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Daily Surge ^ | 6-6-14 | Matthew Schuck
    The problems that arise from having a mouth is that sometimes they open. It’s even worse when the owner doesn’t know how to keep it shut. But, when it comes to liberal Democrats, it has become an epidemic…and they just cannot contain themselves. Especially when it comes to the financially driven fear-fest known as climate change…because, you know…we’re all going to die. Ladies, and Gents, I present to you… 10 Things Liberals Insanely Link To Global Warming: 1) Global Warming Causes Rape Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, cuz global warming be raping everyone up in here! Back in February,...
  • Polar bear stats fudged ‘to satisfy public demand,’ researchers say

    06/02/2014 8:29:48 AM PDT · by AMitchum · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Polar bear population counts are estimates only, derived from the most “rudimentary” of scientific knowledge and made up largely to meet the expectations of the public, researchers said in an email to a science blogger. Dag Vongraven, chairman of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Polar Bear Specialist Group, sent an email to Polar Bear Science blogger Susan Crockford to clarify that a report that’s about to go public to give updates on the animal’s worldwide population level contains estimates, not hard facts. “As part of past status reports, the PBSG has traditionally estimated a range for the total...
  • Obama warns of 'devastating' hurricanes from climate change

    06/01/2014 2:25:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/30/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    President Obama warned Friday that storms like Hurricane Sandy will become more frequent as climate change intensifies. While being briefed by emergency response officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters, Obama urged the public to prepare now for this year's hurricane season. "The changes we’re seeing in our climate means that, unfortunately, storms like Sandy could end up being more common and more devastating," Obama said. "And that’s why we’re also going to be doing more to deal with the dangers of carbon pollution that help to cause this climate change and global warming. And that’s why we’re...
  • Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

    06/02/2014 7:48:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 2, 2014 10:21 AM EDT | Dina Cappiello and Josh Lederman
    In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office. The 645-page rule, expected to be finalized next year, is a centerpiece of Obama's plans to tackle climate change and aims to give the United States more leverage to prod other countries to act when negotiations on a new international treaty resume next year. Under the plan, carbon...
  • Climate Change Doomed the Ancients (Bad History Alert)

    05/28/2014 11:16:33 AM PDT · by mojito · 47 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 5/27/14 | Eric Cline
    ...Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee and a stalwart believer that global warming is a “hoax,” dismissed the report as a publicity stunt. Perhaps the senator needs a history lesson, because climate change has been leading to global conflict — and even the collapse of civilizations — for more than 3,000 years. Drought and famine led to internal rebellions in some societies and the sacking of others, as people fleeing hardship at home became conquerors abroad. One of the most vivid examples comes from around 1200 B.C. A centuries-long drought in...
  • Pat Sajak calls global warming advocates 'unpatriotic racists,' sparks Twitter backlash

    05/20/2014 9:19:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 74 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 20, 2014
    “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak sparked a social media backlash Tuesday after calling people concerned about climate change “unpatriotic racists.” “I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night,” Sajak tweeted late Monday.
  • Obama Spiritual Adviser Joel Hunter Launches Interfaith Initiative to Tackle Climate Change

    05/08/2014 11:39:35 AM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Charisma ^ | 12:00PM EDT 5/7/2014 | GINA MEEKS
    Obama Spiritual Adviser and Megachurch Pastor Joel Hunter Launches Interfaith Initiative to Tackle Climate Change Florida pastor Joel Hunter is launching an initiative that empowers multifaith leaders to lead and engage others on climate solutions. The initiative, called Blessed Tomorrow, brings together more than 20 evangelical, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim and Jewish leaders who are committed to working with their congregations and communities in response to climate change. “Blessed Tomorrow empowers faith leaders from across religious traditions to both steward God’s creation and inspire their congregations, communities and other leaders to do the same,” a statement says. “Faith leaders and their...
  • Declassified documents show Nixon warned of global warning 30 years ago

    05/07/2014 11:40:19 AM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 44 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | Saturday, July 3, 2010, 4:00 AM | AP
    Just heard Rush talk about this so I went and looked it up! YORBA LINDA, Calif. — Documents released Friday by the Nixon Presidential Library show members of President Richard Nixon's inner circle discussing the possibilities of global warming more than 30 years ago. Adviser Daniel Patrick Moynihan, notable as a Democrat in the administration, urged the administration to initiate a worldwide system of monitoring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, decades before the issue of global warming came to the public's attention. There is widespread agreement that carbon dioxide content will rise 25 percent by 2000, Moynihan wrote in a...
  • Global Warming Hoaxers to Traumatized Kids: Cure Climate Anxiety with Activism

    05/06/2014 2:30:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: In the meantime, I have a huge, huge See, I Told You So opportunity here combined with the latest pivot and announcement from the White House yesterday. They've dropped everything now. They've dropped Benghazi, they've dropped everything, and they're moving forward (once again) on climate change/global warming. There is a desire on the part the Democrat Party and the left for the president to once again assume dictatorial-like powers to do what must be done in the area of climate change and global warming to accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish. It's not "saving the...
  • BlahBlahBlahGate: Watch What Really Happened

    05/03/2014 11:21:08 AM PDT · by djwright · 15 replies
    willamette weekly ^ | May 2nd, 2014 | Aaron Mesh
    Full title: BlahBlahBlahGate: Watch What Really Happened when We Kicked a U.S. Senate Candidate Out of Our Offices (snip) Maybe it was the part where Callahan rebuked our reporter Nigel Jaquiss for writing "blah blah blah" in his notepad while another candidate, Joe Rae Perkins, who was supposed to be talking about health care, was instead talking about eliminating the U.S. Forest Service. Maybe it was the bit where Callahan called climate change "a myth," and Jaquiss asked him, "Where are you on the Easter bunny?" Maybe it was the way our "thin-skinned liberal" editors helpfully pointed the direction in...
  • Al Gore Won’t Rule Out 2016 Run for President

    04/30/2014 1:59:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 196 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Dave Blount
    If you think Washington is scary now, consider this: Al Gore is not ruling out a 2016 run for president. Al Gore 2000 was awful, proving himself willing to divide the country and put it through hell during his attempt to sue his way into the White House. Al Gore 2016 would be many times worse. He would be a single-issue president, and that issue would be the total destruction of the economy in the name of the debunked global warming hoax.
  • President Obama Warned about Dangerous Cold Climate

    04/28/2014 6:52:30 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 47 replies
    Space and Science Research Corporation ^ | April 28, 2014 | John L. Casey
    President Barack H. Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500 April 28, 2014 SUBJECT: Request to Prepare the USA for Dangerous Cold Climate. Dear Mr. President, Good morning. This letter is sent to you as a heartfelt request that you take immediate action to insure that the United States of America is fully prepared for the historic, potentially dangerous, new cold climate that has begun. This request is backed up by research over the past decades into the causes of climate change along with the real status of the Earth’s climate. Key findings of that research...
  • Godwin's Law and the Real Green Nazis

    04/22/2014 10:14:26 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/22/2014 | Mark Musser
    Modern greens who inappropriately and metaphorically often use the term “denier” to compare global warming skeptics to Holocaust deniers are shockingly betrayed by their very own environmental history. Modern environmentalism was largely born in the racist forests of Germany in the 1800's that was at first anti-Semitic, but later became mixed up with Social Darwinian biological science in which the very word 'ecology' was coined in 1866. Today, the green movement is no longer racist, but has evolved into anti-humanism in general ...
  • Scientific Community Plagued by Western Self-Loathing (why 'Intellectuals' Dig Climate Catastrophe)

    04/20/2014 5:11:55 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 20 Apr 2014 | David Archibald
    What stops the Earth from looking like Pluto is energy from the Sun. The quantity and type of energy coming from the Sun varies over cycles that range up to 1,500 years long. The cycle we can see with our own eyes, in our own lifetimes, is the sunspot cycle that is normally eleven years long. A decade ago there was a wide range of predictions from the solar physics community about how strong the current cycle, No 24, would be. One list of 45 predictions ranged from a sunspot number of 50 at the low end to 190 at...
  • Slogging forward on climate change

    04/16/2014 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    THE WORLD now has a rough deadline for action on climate change. Nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon emissions, in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Expect a certain part of our political class to insist that man-made climate change is not consensus science, and that until it is, nothing should be done. The problem there is obvious: By the time all the skeptics are persuaded, it will be too late for an effective response. In that regard, climate change poses a...
  • Call climate change what it is: violence

    04/09/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 46 replies
    If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car. But if you're tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every...
  • The World Depends on Stopping Cow Farts

    04/01/2014 4:44:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Speaking of global warming, I have it right here in the National Journal. This is the headline. National Journal! This is not some kook fringe operation. "It May Take a Global Vegetarian Movement to Combat Climate Change -- It may be impossible to reach the U.N.'s goals without significant changes in global diet, a new study finds." It's by Brian Resnick. "If we really want to cut down on global greenhouse emissions, we're going to have to do something about cow farts." That's what it says, and I am not making this up. They are now looking...
  • Houston braces for invasion of 'Crazy Ants'

    03/27/2014 6:43:30 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 118 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2014 | Robert Gearty
    This is one horror film plot that may be all too real: Billions of voracious ants are about to descend on the Houston area, destroying entire homes and anything else that gets in their way. Rasberry Crazy Ants, even more destructive and mobile than their angry cousins, fire ants, are just weeks away from descending on the largest city in Texas. Since 2008, the ants, which entomologists believe came to Texas from South America aboard a cargo ship in the 1930s, have expanded their presence to 27 counties from just eight. Once in a home, they zero in on electrical...
  • Separation of Church and State Disappears with Global Warming

    03/24/2014 8:18:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    Pravda ^ | March 24, 2014 | Gary Novak
    Science has become the new religion of power mongers. The reduction of science to religion deprives rational persons of objective science and imposes religion onto the public through government. These concerns are relative and could have been argued a century ago. But they increased exponentially over recent decades. It is now impossible to produce objective science, while the values of power mongers are forced onto everyone through science as religion.
  • Anti-Science: Those Who Wish to Debate Climate Threatened with Death or Jail

    03/23/2014 7:37:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 03/23/2014 - 19:19 | Posted by : George Washington ( User Nmare?)
    Preface:  The scientific method requires allowing a free-for-all of hypotheses, which then rise or fall based upon the results of actual experiments.  In other words, science means that you throw out theories - no matter how good they look on paper - that are disproven by experimental results, and adopt those confirmed by the results. [Economics is supposed to do that, too ... but hasn't.]For example, putting Galileo to death because he didn’t agree with the “accepted” consensus that the Sun revolved around the Earth was not a great example of the scientific method. Instead of conducting experiments to see...
  • Dems' All-Night Talkathon on Climate Change Includes Swipes at Republicans' 'Dark Money'

    03/11/2014 9:13:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 3/11/2014 | Susan Jones
    Democrats control the Senate, but instead of bringing up a Democrat-sponsored climate-change bill, a few dozen of them pulled an all-nigher on the Senate floor to draw attention to the issue. It's a clear indication that Democrats don't have the votes -- or the public support -- to pass their own climate-change legislation. And they blame the lack of bipartisanship on billionaire Republican donors and "all that dark money," as one Democrat described it.
  • The Great Emancipator vs. the Green Menace

    03/11/2014 5:46:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/11/2014 | Deborah B. Sloan
    Aerospace engineering is a challenging major under the best of circumstances. Over 100 people were in my freshman class, but only 15 graduated. The crux of that climb at my alma mater was the so-called “slaughterhouse” semester: the fall of senior year, wherein one had to take 5 technically challenging and labor intensive classes in order to graduate that spring: Aerodynamics Lab, Vibrations, Space Vehicle Dynamics, Propulsion, and Rocket Propulsion. To apply for grad school you had to write your essays, pay the application fees, apply for fellowships, collect letters of recommendation, etc. And self-supporting students like me also had...
  • How Climate Change Drove the Rise of Genghis Khan

    03/10/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    TIME ^ | March 10, 2014 | by Bryan Walsh
    The Mongol warlord built the world's largest land-based empire. But he couldn't have done it without a change in climate. The difference was Genghis Khan, the warlord who united the tribes and launched them on their wave of unstoppable conquest. But the Mongol Empire wasn’t solely the product of Genghis’s will. As a fascinating new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) demonstrates, the rise of the Mongols may have owed just as much to beneficial changes in the climate that made the grasslands of the Mongol steppes green and verdant, fueling the horses that were...
  • “Cosmos” Premiere: Does Society Care about Science? (Reboot of Show By Carl Sagan)

    03/10/2014 7:42:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 52 replies
    FRom Quarks to Quasars ^ | March 10, 2014 | Staff
    “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” premiered yesterday night.* This reboot is an update on the original series, which was produced by (possibly) the most beloved astronomer of the 20th century, the late Carl Sagan. The series initially ran in September of 1980, and Sagan subsequently turned it into a book. This was all 34 years ago. Even now, the words Sagan etched into his book are continuously shared across various social media outlets, which is a testament to truly how awe-inspiring the presentation was, and still is. However, anyone who is familiar with science knows that it progresses at an...
  • Richard Branson sides with Apple CEO against Climate Change Deniers

    03/10/2014 8:16:05 AM PDT · by dangerdoc · 50 replies
    The Verge ^ | 3/10/14 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Inspired by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Virgin founder Richard Branson has taken to his blog to say that businesses should begin standing up against climate change deniers. "While Tim told sustainability skeptics to 'get out of our stock,'" Branson writes, "I would urge climate change deniers to get out of our way." Cook's statements came at a recent shareholders meeting, where he soundly shot down a proposal rooted in climate change denial that would have had Apple putting its bottom line above its interests in sustainability. Cook said that those who would prefer Apple do everything purely for profit simply...
  • Tim Cook (Apple) To Conservative Think Tank: 'You Should Get Out Of This Stock'

    02/28/2014 7:49:10 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    BI ^ | 2-28-2014 | Kyle Russell
    Tim Cook To Conservative Think Tank: 'You Should Get Out Of This Stock' Kyle RussellFeb. 28, 2014, 8:29 PM Tim Cook, Apple's famously calm and collected CEO, had a rare outburst toward a representative of a conservative think tank at its annual shareholder meeting. The National Center for Public Policy Research put forth a proposal to Apple shareholders that would force the company to disclose information about its programs to act more sustainably by using green energy and materials with smaller environmental impacts. The proposal was rejected by the vast majority of Apple shareholders, receiving approval from only 2.95% of...
  • Something is rotten in the state of science: How did computer generated gibberish get published?

    02/25/2014 6:54:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/25/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Evidence is accumulating that quality control is a serious issue in academic publishing, which is the key to career advancement for scientists and other scholars. In an age when appeals to "peer reviewed" "settled science" have become standard operating procedure in efforts to impose radical increases in government control over our lives, corruption in the mechanisms for reviewing  scientific publications has very real consequences for all of us. Nature magazine tells us: Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers. Richard Van Noorden writes: The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after...
  • NY Times Cartoon Suggests 'Climate-Change Deniers' Should Be Stabbed to Death

    02/24/2014 7:15:35 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 2/23/2014 | Jack Coleman
    Editorial cartoons often aren't pretty, to paraphrase Steve Martin's observation about the perils of comedy. But one found in the Opinion section of today's New York Times is downright ugly. The cartoon, alluding to this year's brutal winter, suggests U.S. Department of Commerce "Strategies for Dealing With the 2014 Icicle Surplus." Among them are using icicles as "locally sourced hydration devices," "temporary doorsteps," and "brainteasers for dogs." Then comes a suggestion that one immediately looks at again, in disgust and disbelief -- icicles can also be used as "self-destructing sabers for dispatching climate-change deniers." (Entire cartoon shown after the jump)...
  • What Americans Don't Know About Science

    02/15/2014 8:42:58 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 15 2014, 9:24 AM ET | Eleanor Barkhorn
    Every two years, the National Science Foundation releases a report on the state of science in the U.S. and around the world.... The results of the most recent survey, conducted in 2012 with more than 2,200 adults, have just been released. Here's a list of the questions in the survey... As you'll see, in the words of the report, "many Americans provide multiple incorrect answers to basic questions about scientific facts." Then again, "residents of other countries, including highly developed ones, appear to perform no better." 1. The center of the earth is very hot 2. The continents have been...