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  • Humanity must change to avert climate disaster: Al Gore

    12/03/2015 10:29:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/15 | AFP
    Le Bourget (France) (AFP) - Nobel laureate Al Gore said at the Paris climate summit on Thursday that humanity must change how it lives, travels and grows food in order to avert global warming catastrophe. "Do we really have to change the energy and transportation and agriculture and forestry systems in the world and shift to a low-carbon pattern?" the former US vice president asked in a speech. "The answer is 'Yes'... because now the answer is coming from nature itself," he said. Gore pointed to a string of extreme droughts, record-breaking downpours and high tides, along with melting Arctic...
  • Arctic discovery: Massive algae bloom raises crucial (Global Warming) questions

    06/09/2012 4:21:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8, 2012 | Amy Hubbard
    NASA has revealed its discovery of a massive algae bloom under the slowly diminishing Arctic ice -- a finding that made scientists' eyes pop. But does this never-before-seen phenomenon change the fate of this microscopic algae? Not long ago, this crucial plant life -- which produces much of the world's oxygen -- was reported in a century-long tailspin. Here's the back story. The same year that NASA researchers launched the Icescape expedition to the Arctic -- the project that resulted in NASA's astounding new discovery -- there was a dire report on the world's phytoplankton. A Canadian team said...
  • Arizona Quits Climate Pact

    02/12/2010 4:18:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,690+ views ^ | February 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: The Grand Canyon State avoids a big economic hole by suspending its participation in a multistate initiative to fight climate change. As climate fraud is exposed, economic reality sets in. Will California follow? Not since King Canute have government officials engaged in an exercise as futile as in 2007, when seven U.S. states and four Canadian provinces got together to form something called the Western Regional Climate Action Initiative to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2012. Leading the charge for the pact was California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who insisted, "We cannot wait for the United States government...
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (CRU's Tree Ring Circus)

    12/18/2009 4:32:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Global Warming: Russian analysts accuse Britain's Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday's Washington Post that "stolen" e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit still don't alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they "confuse the public." Chutzpah has been...
  • Breaking: India, China walk out of Copenhagen

    12/18/2009 8:10:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 160 replies · 6,299+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12/18/2009 | Ed Morrisey
    Barack Obama came, he spoke, and no one concurred: India and China have taken a united stand and walked out of the climate summit as Copenhagen talks fail.Tensions prevailed at the climate talks at Copenhagen today, as Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh and China premier Wen Jiabao walked out of the summit along with their respective delegations, as talks failed. Obama feted Singh just this month, saying that they should be impressed that India got first crack at Obama’s state dinner agenda.  Apparently, Singh was less impressed than Obama presumed.Meanwhile, Obama is getting some pretty bad reviews for his intervention...
  • No... Seriously... What SHOULD The Earths Temp Be???

    12/17/2009 9:59:54 PM PST · by DecoyJames · 32 replies · 1,235+ views
    While I appreciate the efforts of the President, Al Gore, and all of Hollywood to save Earth from its “fever,” I do have one question: What SHOULD the Earth’s temperature be?
  • Palin Vs. Arnold: Terminating California

    12/17/2009 5:37:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,929+ views ^ | December 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Leadership: Alaska's ex-governor asks a question we'd like answered: Why is California's current governor pushing the same policies in Copenhagen that helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment? The movie series that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name involved cyborgs traveling through time to alternately try to destroy or save one John Connor, who would grow up to be the leader of the resistance against a race of machines that ruled the planet. Prominent in the series was his tough cookie of a mom, Sarah Connor. Another Sarah has taken the lead in another resistance against another group...
  • "Copenhagen, We Have A Problem"

    12/17/2009 5:35:38 PM PST · by parkerj · 7 replies · 855+ views
    theFinancialSkinny ^ | December 4, 2009, updated Dec. 17, 2009 | theFinancialSkinny
    In a related development, secret documents were leaked today indicating that the United Nations has been plotting to form an international environmental governing body which almost certainly would infringe on U.S. sovereignty.
  • Earth's Upper Atmosphere Cooling Dramatically

    12/17/2009 5:00:34 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 49 replies · 2,077+ views ^ | 12/17/09 |
    SAN FRANCISCO — When the sun is relatively inactive — as it has been in recent years — the outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere cools dramatically, new observations find.
  • Leaked UN document shows deal could still lead to catastrophic global warming

    12/17/2009 12:46:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies · 3,419+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/17/2009 | James Kirkup and Louise Gray
    A leaked UN document emerged last night that shows the current proposals for a deal at Copenhagen will ‘put at risk the very viability of our civilisation on Earth’. The document is an internal briefing paper drawn up by the UN Framework Committee on Climate Change that is in charge of the talks. It says that even the most ambitious emission reduction targets currently offered by developed and developing countries, including the EU and US, would set the world on course for warming of around 5.4F (3C).
  • Obama still going to Copenhagen; Update: Blizzard hits Copenhagen

    12/17/2009 12:04:35 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies · 1,796+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12:55 pm on December 17, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    With the conference at Copenhagen collapsing and China balking at anything more than a mission statement, some have begun to wonder whether Barack Obama will follow through on his commitment to attend it this weekend.  After all, Obama has already come home from Copenhagen empty-handed once this year.  Would he risk doing it again?  ABC’s Sunlen Miller and Yunji de Nies say yes: Despite some rumors swirling in Copenhagen that the lack of progress at the ongoing climate change summit will cause President Obama to cancel his attendance tomorrow, the White House says no – the President is still committed...
  • Copenhagen summit veering towards farce, warns Ed Miliband

    12/16/2009 9:54:58 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    Guardian News ^ | 16 December 2009 | John Vidal and Allegra Stratton
    The climate change summit in Copenhagen was in jeopardy tonight with the complex negotiations falling far behind schedule as the climate secretary, Ed Miliband, warned of a "farce". With just two days remaining, the inability to overcome disagreements about the shape of a deal to combat global warming led to hours of inaction today , while outside the negotiations police clashed with protesters who broke through a security cordon but failed in an attempt to storm the conference centre. "We have made no progress" said a source close to the talks. "What people don't realise is that we are now...
  • Palin Vs. Gore: Oceans Apart

    12/14/2009 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 2,002+ views ^ | December 14, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: The Alaskan governor who knew polar bears weren't endangered says the planet isn't either and challenges the oracle of climate change. Al Gore says despite the CRU e-mails, the situation is of the utmost gravity. In a Dec. 9 Washington Post op-ed, Sarah Palin noted that the Climate-gate e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia "reveal that leading climate 'experts' deliberately destroyed records, manipulated data to 'hide the decline' in global temperatures and tried to silence their critics from publishing in peer-reviewed journals." This did not sit well with Gore. "The entire North...
  • Gore: Polar ice may vanish in 5-7 years

    12/14/2009 1:00:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 130 replies · 2,696+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/09 | Charles J. Hanley - ap
    COPENHAGEN – New computer modeling suggests the Arctic Ocean may be nearly ice-free in the summertime as early as 2014, Al Gore said Monday at the U.N. climate conference. This new projection, following several years of dramatic retreat by polar sea ice, suggests that the ice cap may nearly vanish in the summer much sooner than the year 2030, as was forecast by a U.S. government agency eight months ago. One U.S. government scientist Monday questioned the new prediction as too severe, but other researchers previously have projected a quicker end than 2030 to the Arctic summer ice cap. "It...
  • ClimateGate Research Unit Disables Its Website

    12/14/2009 7:47:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 4,346+ views
    ClimateGate Research Unit Disables Its Website By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-12-14 10:03 The Climatic Research Unit at the heart of the ClimateGate [0] scandal has taken down most of the information previously available at its website. Prior to November's release of controversial e-mail messages and documents from Britain's University of East Anglea, there was a separate website for the institution's CRU that allowed readers to review articles and studies created by and for the Unit. Now, no matter what link one tries to access via a Google search, it directs you to a page that reads: "Due to the present...
  • A Memo To The Global Warming Cult

    12/13/2009 6:25:07 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 25 replies · 1,506+ views
    Hot ^ | 12/12/09 | Doctor Zero
    Dear global warming fanatics, Please. Stop. You’re embarrassing yourselves. Take a deep breath, and try to understand what has happened to you during the past month. You need to accept that your dreams of global domination are over. Increasingly shrill attempts to terrify the masses into ignoring Climagate are only making you look foolish. The con job you’ve been running for the last thirty years is busted forever. I know this is difficult for you to accept. Things seemed to be going well. You’ve got the cap-and-trade bill lurking over the United States, ready to shatter an already weakened economy...
  • Get Global Warming Out of Our Schools (Start calling it the name it deserves - Warmageddon!)

    12/12/2009 12:09:25 AM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 976+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 12, 2009 | Jane Jamison
    Because of  the recent revelations of "Climategate" (see source materials below) and my experience raising two children in private and public schools  in California, I believe we need to start a nationwide campaign to get "global warming" immediately removed from the curriculum of our schools.   We cannot wait for politicians or activists to do any more damage to our future generation.  "Global warming" is not just an objectionable and discredited scientific theory. Teachers are grafting the loony climate-change premise onto lifestyle, religion, and politics in "science" classrooms. It cannot stand.  The leaked e-mails and subsequent evaluation of their contents, which inspired the term "Climategate,"...
  • AP IMPACT: Science not faked, but not pretty (SUUURE...)

    12/12/2009 6:48:51 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 33 replies · 1,473+ views
    LONDON – E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data — but the messages don't support claims that the science of global warming was faked, according to an exhaustive review by The Associated Press. The 1,073 e-mails examined by the AP show that scientists harbored private doubts, however slight and fleeting, even as they told the world they were certain about climate change. However, the exchanges don't undercut the vast body of evidence showing the world is warming because of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. The scientists were keenly aware of how their work would be...
  • AP IMPACT: Science Not Faked, But Not Pretty (Climate Gate)

    12/12/2009 6:43:55 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 56 replies · 1,780+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/2009 | Yahoo News
    LONDON – E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data — but the messages don't support claims that the science of global warming was faked, according to an exhaustive review by The Associated Press. The 1,073 e-mails examined by the AP show that scientists harbored private doubts, however slight and fleeting, even as they told the world they were certain about climate change. However, the exchanges don't undercut the vast body of evidence showing the world is warming because of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. The scientists were keenly aware of how their work would be...
  • Republicans Plan to Form Counter-Delegation at Climate Conference

    12/09/2009 9:59:15 PM PST · by FromLori · 46 replies · 2,675+ views
    Fox ^ | 12/9/09
    A GOP counter-delegation is forming to undermine the Obama administration's work on an international climate change agreement in Copenhagen, warning that the president is poised to make commitments he can't keep and drawing heightened attention to controversial leaked e-mails. A GOP counter-delegation is forming to undermine the Obama administration's work on an international climate change agreement in Copenhagen, warning that the president is poised to make commitments he can't keep and drawing heightened attention to controversial leaked e-mails. At least a half-dozen Republican senators and representatives are planning to head to Denmark next week, as part of the overall U.S....
  • Global Warming: Worst When It’s Not

    12/09/2009 9:05:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 47 replies · 1,440+ views
    Energy Tribune ^ | Dec. 08, 2009 | Mac Johnson
    Global Warmageddon is such an insidious enemy that it is at its worst when it isn’t even occurring. Damn! How does one fight at enemy like that? If that statement seems impossible, then I must refer you to two recent press reports. The first, from the Associated Press, tells us with much urgency and no doubt, that the effects of global warming over the last 12 years (the 12 years since the Kyoto Protocol was written – apparently how the Cult of Warmageddon now dates time), have been far worse than any of the dire predictions made in the year...
  • Obama's carbon commissars

    12/10/2009 3:12:58 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies · 691+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 10, 2009 | Editorial
    Who needs Congress to help govern America? Not the Obama administration, it seems. At the UN Climate Control conference in Copenhagen yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson said that she wants to work with Congress to contain carbon emissions that her agency claims are "dangerous." "This is not an either/or moment. This is a both/and moment," Jackson said. Consider that the velvet glove covering the administration's extremist fist -- which had itself been revealed a day earlier in Washington. An Obama staffer -- speaking anonymously, of course -- told Fox News: "If [Congress doesn't] pass [emissions-control] legislation . ....
  • Sarah Palin decries 'hoax' of climate change data

    12/10/2009 5:45:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 958+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 12/10/09 | Tim Reid
    December 10, 2009 Sarah Palin decries 'hoax' of climate change data Tim Reid in Washington Sarah Palin all but declared global warming a hoax yesterday when she urged President Obama to boycott the Copenhagen climate change conference and to stand up to the “radical environment movement”. The former Alaska Governor and possible 2012 presidential contender seized upon leaked e-mails from climate change scientists at the University of East Anglia. The scientists have been accused by global warming sceptics of falsifying data to make the case that the phenomenon is real and man-made, something they deny. The scandal has become a...
  • Al Gore: Earth's Interior 'Extremely Hot, Several Million Degrees' (dunce alert)

    12/10/2009 6:35:19 AM PST · by dennisw · 50 replies · 2,531+ views ^ | November 18, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Al Gore: Earth's Interior 'Extremely Hot, Several Million Degrees' By Noel Sheppard (Bio | Archive) November 18, 2009 - 10:27 ET   VIDEO OVER HEREFor several years as uneducated sycophants in the media gushed and fawned over every utterance from former Vice President Al Gore, NewsBusters has informed readers of just how absurd the junk science he's peddling really is.Last Thursday, NBC "Tonight Show" viewers got a perfect example of how the Nobel Laureate basically makes things up, and that his poor grades in college were quite an indicator of just how little he understands about science.So egregious was his...
  • 1,700 UK Scientists Back Climate Science

    12/10/2009 8:22:30 AM PST · by RogerWilko · 85 replies · 2,231+ views
    AP ^ | 12/10/09 | The Associated Press
    Over 1,700 scientists in Britain have signed a statement defending the evidence for human-made climate change in the wake of hacked e-mails that emboldened climate skeptics. E-mails stolen from an English university appeared to show scientists discussing ways to shield data from public scrutiny and suppress others' work. Climate skeptics — those who deny that human activity is responsible for global warming — have seized on the correspondence as evidence that scientists have conspired to hide the facts. Most scientists say the e-mails do nothing to undermine the evidence for climate change. More than 1,700 signed a statement released Thursday,...
  • Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace: 'Denier' Label Ascribes 'Religious Certainty' to Global Warming

    12/10/2009 8:33:23 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 27 replies · 1,860+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 10, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Chris Wallace, host of "Fox News Sunday" is the latest in a long line of observers to note the essentially religious fervor of those who believe man is responsible for global warming, and the blind faith with which they cling to the science behind it. Wallace, appearing on the Fox Business Network's Dec. 10 "Imus in the Morning" program to discuss the President's European trip with stops in Oslo and Copenhagen., said the religious conviction is evident in the way climate change alarmists treat those who challenge the theory. "The President's going to Copenhagen - so he's flying all over...
  • Copenhagen's sceptic conference thanks China for emitting CO2

    12/10/2009 7:06:08 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 830+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | 10 December 2009 10.57 GMT | John Vidal in Guardian Blog
    Hacked emails were from whistleblowers and Eskimos are happy: tales of the expected from climate scepticsChairman of the International Climate Science Coalition, Professor Tim Patterson, speaks at one of the sceptic side events at the Copenhagen summit. Photograph: Jens Dige/APThe only clue I find to where the world's leading climate sceptics are meeting in Copenhagen is a large round sticker on a pavement outside a house down a side street. It depicts a happy-looking Eskimo standing on a clearly melting ice flow with a cheerful sun beaming down on him and his ice-cream under the words "Hurra global warming". Up...
  • Job Killing At EPA (Lisa Jackson Accepts CRU Fraud)

    12/09/2009 4:26:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 993+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2009 | IBD editorial Staff
    Junk Science: The Environmental Protection Agency's sneak attack on the U.S. economy and our freedoms, curiously timed for the opening day of the Copenhagen climate charade, won't go unchallenged. Nor should it. (snip) EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in a conversation with Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has in effect admitted the finding was based on the junk science and data manipulation practiced at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU). "She told me that EPA accepted those findings without any serious independent analysis to see whether they were true," Inhofe said. Dr....
  • Human role in climate change not in doubt-UN's Ban

    12/08/2009 3:22:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 843+ views ^ | 12/8/09 | Reuters
    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 8 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that emails leaked from a British university have done nothing to undermine the United Nations' view that climate change is accelerating due to humans. "Nothing that has come out in the public as a result of the recent email hackings has cast doubt on the basic scientific message on climate change and that message is quite clear -- that climate change is happening much, much faster than we realized and we human beings are the primary cause," he said.
  • Copenhagen climate summit in disarray after 'Danish text' leak

    12/08/2009 12:56:27 PM PST · by wolfcreek · 105 replies · 6,531+ views
    Guardian ^ | 12.08.2009 | John Vidal
    The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UN's role in all future climate change negotiations.
  • The Evolution of the Global Temperature Record ( Skullduggery with Darwin, Australia records)

    12/08/2009 10:34:40 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies · 1,401+ views
    National Review ^ | Tuesday, December 08, 2009 | Edward John Craig
    Willis Eschenbach at Watts Up With That discovers homogenization shenanigans in the Global Historical Climate Network temperature record for Darwin, Australia, excerpted below: Intrigued by the curious shape of the average of the homogenized Darwin records, I then went to see how they had homogenized each of the individual station records. What made up that strange average shown in Fig. 7? I started at zero with the earliest record. Here is Station Zero at Darwin, showing the raw and the homogenized versions. What on earth justifies that adjustment? How can they do that? We have five different records covering Darwin from...
  • Copenhagen climate summit in disarray after 'Danish text' leak

    12/08/2009 6:30:05 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 83 replies · 2,858+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Tuesday 8 December 2009 14.09 GMT | John Vidal in Copenhagen
    Developing countries react furiously to leaked draft agreement that would hand more power to rich nations, sideline the UN's negotiating role and abandon the Kyoto protocol The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UN's role in all future climate change negotiations. The document also sets unequal limits on per capita carbon emissions for developed and developing countries in 2050; meaning that people in rich countries would be...
  • E.P.A. Clears Way for Greenhouse Gas Rules (FROM APRIL 2009)

    12/07/2009 9:18:51 PM PST · by starczar66 · 11 replies · 510+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/17/09 | JOHN M. BRODER
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday formally declared carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that endanger public health and welfare, setting in motion a process that will lead to the regulation of the gases for the first time in the United States.
  • Four Colossal Holes in the Theory of Man-Made Global Warming

    12/08/2009 4:59:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 1,549+ views ^ | December 8, 2009 | John Hawkins
    Repeating the words "scientific consensus" over and over and telling sad stories about polar bears does not qualify as "science." So, why is it that the people who insist that Man-made global warming is based on science, not politics, always get shaky and defensive when people want to actually talk about the reasoning behind it? When was the last time you heard a scientist get hysterical when you asked him to explain Einstein's theory of relativity? If you ask a scientist why nothing can move faster than the speed of light, he doesn't tell you a terrible story about how...
  • The Climate 'Creationists'

    12/08/2009 5:00:56 AM PST · by xcamel · 36 replies · 646+ views
    FSM ^ | 12/7/09 | Edward Cline
    Global warming is a religion, not a science. The prospect of governing every action of every individual on the planet in the name of staving off “catastrophic climate change,” and charging especially the U.S. a fee for impoverishing it, makes belief in global warming as tenacious and anti-reason as the literal interpretation of the Bible is to a fundamentalist or evangelical holly-roller. The fraudsters have come too close to their goal of “world governance” to concede not only error, but the lies that sustained that error, as well. They want to rule, or at least see men ruled by others....
  • Krauthammer: “Environmentalism is the new Socialism…it will regulate every aspect of life” (video)

    12/08/2009 5:38:21 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 16 replies · 1,128+ views
    Krauthammer says, in this video, that if the EPA forces environmentalism on America, as opposed to such action being decided by Congress, there will be a revolution on Obama’s hands. Either way, it looks as if the country is headed for a fight! Video Link
  • Global Warming Is Not Slowing, Says Weather Agency

    12/08/2009 8:18:08 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 1,491+ views
    Global Warming Is Not Slowing, Says Weather Agency By ANDREW C. REVKIN and JAMES KANTER COPENHAGEN — Despite recent fluctuations in global temperature year to year, which fueled claims of global cooling, a sustained global warming trend shows no signs of ending, according to new analysis by the World Meteorological Organization made public on Tuesday. The decade of the 2000s is very likely the warmest decade in the modern record, dating back 150 years, according to a provisional summary of climate conditions near the end of 2009, the organization said. The period from 2000 through 2009 has been “warmer than...
  • EDITORIAL: Reckless 'endangerment' for breathing

    12/08/2009 5:46:34 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 27 replies · 1,043+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-08-09 | The Washington Times Editorial Staff
    New EPA ruling could suffocate job growth. Hey, you over there, stop breathing so much. You're endangering the rest of us. Or at least that's what the Environmental Protection Agency would have you believe. The EPA officially ruled yesterday that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a dangerous pollutant subject to government regulation even without benefit of new legislation. CO2 is, of course, what animals and people exhale with every breath, after inhaling oxygen. The EPA hastens to add that its CO2 "endangerment" ruling is aimed only at organizations that emit more than 250 tons of CO2 a year, not at ordinary...
  • EDITORIAL: Global-warming theology

    12/07/2009 10:55:28 AM PST · by R4Roger05 · 7 replies · 583+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2009
    Belief in global warming had long had a tinge of theology about it, a form of cultism that adherents and defenders elevated to a holy crusade. Any who questioned the orthodoxy were branded as heretics. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said that climate-change skepticism is "treason" and exhorted that "we need to start treating [skeptics] as traitors." In 2007, the Weather Channel's Heidi Cullen said that meteorologists who were skeptical of man-made global warming should be decertified. The e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit reveal systematic attempts by high priests of this religion to silence scientists who...
  • Obama to meet Gore on climate

    12/07/2009 10:12:29 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 734+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will Monday meet former vice president and international environmental crusader Al Gore, as he prepares to travel next week to the Copenhagen climate conference. The closed-door meeting is designed to help brief Obama before he meets business and environmental leaders at the White House on Wednesday, the White House said.
  • Commenter Nails the Central Issue in ClimateGate: the Rigging of Peer-Review

    12/07/2009 9:34:57 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 18 replies · 1,067+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | December 4, 2009 | Michael Egnor
    The pro-global warming blog Climate Change Denial is spinning like a top. Devastated by the revelation of pervasive fraud in climate science, the warmists are clearly dazed and grasping at any tactics that might salvage their ideological hijacking of science, now laid bare. In their latest post, "Swiftboating the Climate Scientists", they ignore the transparent scientific misconduct and fraud revealed in the highest eschalons of climate science, and accuse the skeptics of attacking climate science for base ideological motives. The term "swiftboating" alone is risible and actually revealing; warmists are nearly all leftists, still simmering over the implosion of the...
  • Himalayan glaciers melting deadline 'a mistake' [Disappearance Himalayan Glaciers: A Great Hoax]

    12/06/2009 9:43:34 PM PST · by bongosantan · 15 replies · 1,396+ views
    BBC News ^ | December 5 2009 | Pallava Bagla
    The UN panel on climate change warning that Himalayan glaciers could melt to a fifth of current levels by 2035 is wildly inaccurate, an academic says. J Graham Cogley, a professor at Ontario Trent University, says he believes the UN authors got the date from an earlier report wrong by more than 300 years. He is astonished they "misread 2350 as 2035". The authors deny the claims.
  • Media complicity in Climategate

    12/06/2009 10:18:57 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 6 replies · 770+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 07, 2009 | Editorial
    A tale of destroyed documents, fraud, conspiracy and the misuse of millions of government dollars would seem to have all the juicy ingredients of a scandal that journalists would kill to cover. However, the mainstream media apparently doesn't think that Climategate is news. ABC News hasn't deemed the story newsworthy. Neither has CBS nor NBC. If Americans only got their news from the networks, they would not know about the global-warming fraud or would merely think there was a simple misunderstanding about what scientists meant in some vague e-mails Never mind that two major universities have at least temporarily removed...
  • U.N. climate talks to seek deep CO2 cuts, aid ("2 weeks to save the planet". More scare tactics)

    12/07/2009 3:42:41 AM PST · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 946+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/7/2009 | Reuters
    The biggest climate meeting in history, with 15,000 participants from 192 nations, began in Copenhagen on Monday seeking to agree curbs on greenhouse gas emissions and raise billions of dollars for the poor in aid and clean technology. Campaigners say politicians have 2 weeks to save the planet from catastrophic climate change in the talks, which end with a summit of 105 world leaders -- including U.S. President Barack Obama, on Dec. 18. The summit will have to overcome deep distrust between rich and poor nations about sharing the cost of emissions cuts.
  • Al Gore: Fraud and Hypocrite

    12/07/2009 6:15:54 AM PST · by nutsonthebus · 17 replies · 800+ views
    Former Vice President Al Gore is the most recognizable face of the anthropogenic global warming movement. He has authored books, starred in a documentary, and spoken innumerable times on the supposed threat global warming poses to life’s very existence.
  • Decade of 2000s was warmest ever, scientists say

    12/07/2009 8:46:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 94 replies · 3,317+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/09 | Charles J. Hanley - ap
    It dawned with the warmest winter on record in the United States. And when the sun sets this New Year's Eve, the decade of the 2000s will end as the warmest ever on global temperature charts. Warmer still, scientists say, lies ahead. Through 10 years of global boom and bust, of breakneck change around the planet, of terrorism, war and division, all people everywhere under that warming sun faced one threat together: the buildup of greenhouse gases, the rise in temperatures, the danger of a shifting climate, of drought, weather extremes and encroaching seas, of untold damage to the world...
  • EPA: Greenhouse gases endanger human health

    12/07/2009 7:27:59 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 131 replies · 4,117+ views
    WASHINGTON – Officials tell The Associated Press that the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated. The EPA will announced its findings at a news conference Monday. The announcement is timed to boost the Obama administration's arguments at an international climate conference — beginning this week — that the United States is taking actions to combat global warming, even though Congress has yet to act on climate legislation. Under a Supreme Court ruling, the so-called endangerment finding is needed before the EPA can regulate carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases released...
  • NASA-Gate (Space Agency's Own Climategate)

    12/07/2009 6:55:13 AM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 1,484+ views
    National Center For Policy Analysis ^ | December 7, 2009 | Staff
    What's become known as "Climategate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors. "I assume that what is there is highly damaging," says Horner, who suspects, based on the public record, the same type of data fudging, manipulation and suppression that has occurred at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU)....
  • World's press urges action on climate change (joint editorial to run in 45 countries newsrags)

    12/06/2009 8:31:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,281+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/6/09 | Janet Lawrence
    LONDON (Reuters) – Humanity faces a profound emergency and unless we combine to take decisive action, climate change will ravage our planet, a joint editorial published in newspapers in 45 countries said on Monday. The 56 newspapers said they were taking the unprecedented step of speaking with one voice to implore world leaders to "make the right choice" at U.N. climate talks in Copenhagen. "The politicians in Copenhagen have the power to shape history's judgment on this generation: one that saw a challenge and rose to it, or one so stupid that we saw a calamity coming but did not...
  • Evolutionary Explanations Assume Evolution Explains

    12/06/2009 7:20:24 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 155 replies · 3,050+ views
    CEH ^ | December 4, 2009
    Dec 4, 2009 — The facility with which some evolutionary biologists appeal to almost magical powers of evolution to explain anything and everything is revealed in some recent science articles. Whatever needs explaining is due to evolution – evidence or not. These four examples can be considered representative of the genre...