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  • If you like the pandemic lockdown, you're going to love the 'Green New Deal'

    05/03/2020 4:58:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    When socialist darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez first floated her “Green New Deal,” it was an intangible vision for society rather than a concrete policy proposal. Even after the New York Democrat and her acolytes added details (including a ban on airplanes and flatulent cows) in a voluminous range of policies costing an astounding $93 trillion, the idea of running the economy without fossil fuels seemed unthinkable. Now, however, thanks to the pandemic lockdown of society, the public is in a position to judge what the “Green New Deal” revolution would look like. It's like redoing this global pandemic and economic...
  • Liberals Turning Red as Moore Exposes Hypocrisy of the Greenies

    05/02/2020 8:58:33 AM PDT · by dubyagee · 25 replies
    Dry Morsels ^ | 5/2/20 | Wendy Gilliatt
    The only thing more certain than death is that if a liberal accuses a conservative of doing something, you can be sure the liberal is doing it. For decades, conservatives have been portrayed as anti-environment knuckle-draggers that want to poison the planet because they care more about green money than a green earth. The new documentary, Planet of the Humans, produced by flaming liberal Michael Moore, provides ample evidence it's the left that's been raping planet earth all along.
  • US Clean Energy Sector May Lose 500,000 Jobs By June Without Federal Aid (only 10.75 years left)

    04/20/2020 6:47:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    IB Times ^ | 4/20/20 | Palash Ghosh
    The coronavirus crisis is cutting a savage swath through the U.S. clean energy industry – some 106,000 jobs in the sector vanished in the month of March alone as demand evaporated amid nationwide stay-at-home orders Moreover, that one-month job loss was greater than what the industry gained in jobs in all of 2019. By June of this year, the clean energy sector may lose up to 500,000 jobs – or 15% of the country’s entire clean energy workforce -- according to a study by clean energy advocacy group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), in cooperation with the American Council on Renewable Energy,...
  • San Francisco’s Green Apple Books struggles for survival, adapts to change

    04/08/2020 2:44:47 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    KTVU ^ | 4/7/20 | Amber Lee
    San Francisco’s Green Apple Books struggles for survival, adapts to change The Richmond District institution Green Apple Books has been around for more than 50 years. They have closed their doors to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions, but are still taking orders and are adapting by holding an author's book release through an online Zoom meeting. SAN FRANCISCO - Many would consider Green Apple Books on busy Clement Street in San Francisco's Richmond District an institution. After all it opened its doors in 1967. Now, the owners of the bookstore have turned to online sales to comply with the coronavirus shelter-in-place...
  • Wind Industry Wipeout: Wind Turbines Killing Millions of America’s Bats: Endangered Species Under Threat

    02/08/2020 6:16:41 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 30 replies
    Stop These Things ^ | 9 February 2020 | Stop These Things
    The wind industry claims a virtuous, moral superiority, but the millions of birds and bats that it slaughters each year, no doubt, think otherwise. If wind power proponents weren’t so arrogant and sanctimonious, the fact that their beloveds slice and dice countless birds and bats and crush millions of tonnes of beneficial insects each year would probably pass as the natural and justifiable incident of an important power source. But, starting from the position that these things are not only clean and green, but couldn’t harm a fly, leaves them wide open to a slam dunk charge of hypocrisy. Then...
  • Cut meat and dairy intake 'by a fifth', report urges

    01/25/2020 9:04:56 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 112 replies
    bbc ^ | 1/23/2020 | Roger Harrabin
    People should cut the amount of beef, lamb and dairy produce they eat by a fifth to combat climate change, a report says. It says public bodies should lead the way by offering plant-based options with all meals. But it says if people don’t cut consumption willingly, taxes on meat and dairy might be needed. The report comes from the government’s official advisers, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Its chief executive Chris Stark told BBC News: “We can't meet the government's 2050 Net Zero target without major changes in the way we use the land, the way we farm,...
  • Meet AOC’s newest pal - a puppy (Name it!)

    01/08/2020 3:49:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/07/20 | Emily Jacobs
    Lefty darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just got herself a loyal new supporter - a puppy - and she has big plans for him. The freshman Democrat unveiled her newest furry addition on Instagram Monday, showing off a gray-eyed, chocolate-colored puppy with the appearance of a French bulldog. “So we just did something big!” AOC said in the story before turning the camera around to unveil the pup. “Hey boo boo, hi. Welcome to our family,” she added while letting the new pet sniff and lick her hands. The Democratic socialist darling confirmed on Twitter that the dog was a boy,...

    01/05/2020 11:48:39 AM PST · by Dacula · 156 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1-5-20 | Imam of Peace
    Rockets are hitting inside of the Green Zone now.
  • U.S. rolls back standards on energy saving light bulbs

    12/20/2019 11:36:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 116 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 20, 2019 | by Timothy Gardner
    The Trump administration on Friday said it has finalized a decision to roll back a George W. Bush-era rule to phase out incandescent light bulbs, saying that requirements for energy efficient bulbs would be costly to consumers. The administration finalized a proposal made in September to roll back the standard that was to come into effect next year. The move has been challenged by 16 states including New York and California who say it would harm state efforts to fight climate change.
  • Democratic rep claims President Trump must be impeached 'to deal with slavery'

    12/12/2019 2:43:07 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 Dec 19 | Chris Enloe
    Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) claimed in an interview Saturday that President Donald Trump must be impeached "to deal with slavery" — despite the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, being ratified in 1865. Green, whose articles of impeachment were overwhelmingly rejected by the House, was asked on MSNBC what the outcome of the impeachment proceedings will be "if more evidence is revealed." In response, Green invoked America's "original sin." "I believe that the American people understand that this is something that we must do at this point," Green said. "I also think that if we don't include some of the things...
  • Americans Now Have More Dogs Than Kids Because So Few People are Having Children

    12/05/2019 2:50:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 123 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec, 5, 2019 | John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris
    We’ve reached a barking point in American history. (Yeah, I’m sorry for that one.) A few years ago, for the first time ever, the number of dogs in this country surpassed the number of children under eighteen. According to Statista, there are 90 million dogs in America today, up from just 68 million in 2000. And a higher percentage of American households own dogs than ever before. By contrast, there are just over 73 million children. That still sounds like a lot, but as a percentage of the population, children have never been rarer. In 1960, for instance, over one-in-three...
  • House Democrat Gives the Game Away: 'No Limit to the Number of Times' We Will Try to Impeach Trump

    12/05/2019 11:54:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 101 replies ^ | December 5, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said he hopes House Democrats will be able to impeach President Trump on a wide variety of issues because there is no limit to how many times they can impeach a president. "My hope is that we will expand this and take up additional issues. But I would also say this for your viewers for education purposes, a president can be impeached more than once. So we can do this. We can move forward with what we have on the table currently. We can take this before the Senate and we can still investigate other issues...
  • Battery Derangement: Electric vehicles won’t save the planet and won’t survive without subsidies.

    10/11/2019 9:33:04 AM PDT · by karpov · 127 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 10, 2019 | Mark P. Mills
    Electric vehicles stand at the center of every “green energy” initiative. Multiple jurisdictions mandate and subsidize the inevitable transition to “clean” transportation. Some policymakers have gone further, setting deadlines for outright bans on the internal-combustion engine (ICE), and Green pundits regularly issue forecasts promising the imminent dominance of electric vehicles (EVs). The EV is central to the notion that we’re on the cusp of a grand shift to a “new-energy economy.” In addition to its putative environmental benefits, the EV, we’re told, is a better machine than an ICE. It’s easier to manufacture, uses less labor, and will—eventually—cost less. Since...
  • Coldplay pause touring until they can offer 'environmentally beneficial' concerts

    11/21/2019 11:40:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | November 21, 2019 | Laura Snapes
    Lauren/Variety/Rex/Shutterstock Coldplay have pledged to make any tour in support of their new album “actively beneficial” to the environment. Frontman Chris Martin told BBC News that the British group was waiting to tour their new album, Everyday Life, so they can ensure such a tour is carbon neutral. “Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally,” said Martin. “We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral. We’ve done a lot of big tours at this point. How do we turn it around so it’s not so much taking as giving?”
  • Ilhan Omar Pitches $1 Trillion For Green Public Housing (only 11.20 years left)

    11/21/2019 2:00:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/20/19 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) plans to propose a bill Thursday that would invest $1.2 trillion over the next decade in 12 million new, affordable rental units. The legislation, a draft of which HuffPost obtained, is arguably the most ambitious Green New Deal policy unveiled since the movement for a sweeping industrial plan to shrink climate-changing emissions and expand protections for the poor went mainstream a year ago. It’s the marquee proposal in a wave of anticipated bills from a half dozen House Democrats seeking to make high-quality, affordable housing a central plank of the alternative political vision they hope to...
  • AOC, Sanders hatch $180 billion plan to guarantee housing for everyone (one mansion limit)

    11/15/2019 2:11:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/14/19 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Bernard Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday are introducing legislation that calls for a guaranteed right to housing and would put up to $180 billion over 10 years toward retrofitting and cutting carbon emissions in federal public housing. The legislation would amend federal law to say it’s the policy of the U.S. to use federal funds and the credit of the country “to guarantee the right to housing for every individual” - an expansive view of government reach reflected in their “Green New Deal” to combat climate change. The bill provides money for solar panels and renewable energy...
  • Pope Francis Weighs Adding ‘Ecological Sin’ to Church Teachings

    11/15/2019 11:26:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 100 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 15, 2019 | Francis X. Rocca
    Pope Francis, who has made the environment a signature cause of his pontificate, said he was strongly considering adding the category of “ecological sin” to the Catholic Church’s official compendium of teachings. Pope Francis has stressed the importance of environmental protection since his election in 2013. He dedicated an entire encyclical, “Laudato Si,’” published in 2015, to the topic. In that document, he called global warming a major threat to life on the planet and called for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels. He also blamed the global market economy for plundering the earth at the expense of...
  • Now Extinction Rebellion plot to paralyse central London in the run-up to Christmas [tr]

    10/21/2019 11:27:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2019 | Lara Keay
    Extinction Rebellion is planning to bring more chaos to London with another two weeks of disruption in the run-up to Christmas. Climate change protestors claim they will target busy shopping and tourist hubs in the capital, including Oxford Circus and Trafalgar Square, over the festive period. Organisers are plotting another fortnight of disorder over encrypted messaging apps WhatsApp and Telegram. It comes after the group's 'Autumn Uprising' brought London to a standstill, with Tube protests at Canning Town, a camp out at Smithfield meat market and blockades at City Airport.
  • Extinction Rebellion..East London commuters drag them off roof of Tube train and rough them up [tr]

    10/17/2019 6:30:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2019 | Joel Adams
    Furious Londoners turned on Extinction Rebellion today with crowds of commuters dragging protesters down from the roofs of Tube carriages to rough them up on the station platform, while online the group was slammed for comparing its actions to those of civil rights legend Rosa Parks. As their eco-protest enters its 11th day XR activists launched a co-ordinated strike on three London Underground stations, clambering on top of carriages and glueing themselves to doors despite Monday's city-wide ban issued by the Met Police. But their efforts to disrupt public transport were met with a furious backlash from commuters, industry groups...
  • Long Island liberals wake up to how green extremism hurts constituents

    10/06/2019 5:51:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 6, 2019
    A gas shortage threatens the Long Island region,” bleat six Long Island state senators, all Democrats, in a letter pleading for approval of a pipeline proposed to fix the problem — belatedly admitting that the policies they’ve long favored don’t work for their own constituents. This year, Sens. Todd Kaminsky, John Brooks, James Gaughran, Anna Kaplan, Monica Martinez and Kevin Thomas all voted for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Green New Deal law, whose very purpose is to further crimp energy supplies, and for a $100 million hike in taxes on energy. And, as Senate GOP leader John Flanagan (their fellow Long...