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  • 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...
  • Al Gore makes a Category 6 level blunder

    08/23/2013 6:05:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Watts Up With That? Blog ^ | August 22, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE: 8/23/13 1:00PM PDT Its seems there’s blunders to go around. The Washington Post now says they “misquoted” Gore. Given his penchant for saying and doing dumb things in the past related to his views on climate, color me “skeptical”, especially when he makes ugly comparisons about people like he did below. It may be more of a case of some deal was worked out behind the scenes to salvage Gore’s waning credibility. I suppose we’ll never know, but I have asked WaPo to put the relevant audio of the tape recorded session online so we can verify that Gore...
  • Five Reasons for Obama to Sell Climate Change as a Health Issue

    06/25/2013 4:17:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 25, 2013 | by Dan Stone
    After five years of referring to climate change as a long-term climate and humanitarian problem, President Obama is trying a new strategy. In a speech Tuesday to sell a package of regulations to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, Obama will list the ways a warming planet impacts human health now, White House officials say. The strategy may have legs. The administration has directed several government agencies to work together on a wide-ranging effort to try to quantify the "social costs" of climate change, including health effects. How is climate change expected to affect human health? The Centers for Disease...
  • Al Gore 'Mostly at Peace These Days with Losing the Presidency in 2000'

    08/25/2012 10:03:24 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 25, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Al Gore 'Mostly at Peace These Days with Losing the Presidency in 2000' Some weeks Mr. Gore heads to San Francisco, where he has a luxury apartment at the St. Regis tower, to work on venture capital projects or visit his new girlfriend. And some nights he checks into the Regency in New York,
  • Cancun climate change summit: scientists call for rationing in developed world

    11/29/2010 11:24:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | November 29, 2010 | Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent
    Global warming is now such a serious threat to mankind that climate change experts are calling for Second World War-style rationing in rich countries to bring down carbon emissions. In a series of papers published by the Royal Society, physicists and chemists from some of world’s most respected scientific institutions, including Oxford University and the Met Office, agreed that current plans to tackle global warming are not enough. Unless emissions are reduced dramatically in the next ten years the world is set to see temperatures rise by more than 4C (7.2F) by as early as the 2060s, causing floods, droughts...
  • Could Climate Change Ruin Thanksgiving Dinner?

    11/24/2010 8:25:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    discovery.copm ^ | Nov. 24, 2010 | Jennifer Viegas
    Warmer temperatures could affect just about everything you'll see on the dinner table. THE GIST The cost and quality of Thanksgiving Day foods could eventually be affected by climate change. Warmer temperatures can impact turkey meat texture, appearance and taste, research finds. Water shortages could also lead to more costly plant-based foods and beverages.
  • Al Gore Mea Culpa: Support for Corn-Based Ethanol Was a Mistake [Ooooops....]

    11/24/2010 7:32:31 AM PST · by Enchante · 30 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 11/23/10 | Tom Diemer
    Now he tells us. Al Gore says his support for corn-based ethanol subsidies while serving as vice president was a mistake that had more to do with his desire to cultivate farm votes in the 2000 presidential election than with what was good for the environment.
  • Gore says laws must change [wants to make a sequel to 'An inconvenient Truth']

    04/22/2008 7:33:29 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies · 107+ views
    The Sun ^ | 21 Apr 08 | CLODAGH HARTLEY
    AL GORE wants to make a sequel to his Oscar-winning documentary on global warming – and despite Earth’s “rising fever” he is still hopeful for a happy ending. We are, he says, all players in deciding the outcome. Despite the success of his film An Inconvenient Truth and last year’s Live Earth concerts in raising awareness, the former US Vice President believes little has changed where it counts and the situation is even more urgent. And he warns that while individual efforts such as changing to low-energy lightbulbs are important, it is more significant for world leaders to change laws...
  • Snow Flurries Possible In Central Florida During Hard Freeze

    01/02/2008 9:43:56 AM PST · by ECM · 20 replies · 640+ views
    Local6 ^ | 12:13 pm EST January 2, 2008 | Local6
    "There will be clouds that are similar to the clouds that are generated in the Great Lakes states when we have lake-effect snow," Local 6 meteorologist Larry Mowry said. "I'm going to call for the possibility of snow flurries early Thursday morning near the coastline." Mowry said residents in Daytona Beach, Titusville, Palm Bay and Melbourne may see the snow flurries Thursday. The hard freeze warning was issued for areas north of Interstate 4 and counties located south of I-4 were under a general freeze warning.
  • Freeze could bring record low tonight

    01/02/2008 8:41:39 AM PST · by Islander7 · 67 replies · 196+ views
    The Sun Herald - Biloxi, MS ^ | Jan 2, 2008 | By RYAN LaFONTAINE
    GULFPORT --Old Man Winter is expected to bring bone-chilling temperatures to South Mississippi for the next several nights, with lows threatening the record 19 degrees. The frigid forecast prompted the National Weather Service in New Orleans to issue a hard-freeze warning for Tuesday night, which forced officials in Harrison County to open an emergency shelter for the Coast's homeless and those without heat. ---Snip--- Meteorologists are expecting more of the same frigid temperatures on Thursday and Friday. The Coast could begin thawing out by the weekend with showers and warmer temperatures creeping into the forecast by Saturday and Sunday
  • 'Rock star' Al Gore takes center stage at Live Earth concert [Barf 'Al'ert!]

    07/05/2007 12:34:14 PM PDT · by melt · 55 replies · 1,270+ views
    AFP via YahooNews!.com ^ | 7/04/07 | Rob Woollard
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Al Gore's image as a rock-star eco-warrior gets another high-voltage jolt of celebrity endorsement Saturday when the music world gathers to raise awareness for global warming at Live Earth. But despite a growing clamour for the beaten 2000 presidential election candidate to enter next year's race for the White House, the chances of Gore running for office again remain remote, analysts say. Breathlessly described by admirers as "the coolest ex-US vice-president ever", Gore has consistently stated he has no interest in launching a 2008 election bid, while stopping short of unequivocally ruling himself out. "I haven't...
  • I Want My GoreTV: MTV Launches New Global Warming Alarmism Campaign

    06/15/2007 11:53:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 563+ views
    I Want My GoreTV: MTV Launches New Global Warming Alarmism Campaign Posted by Noel Sheppard on June 15, 2007 - 14:45. Just in case our kids weren’t getting enough global warming alarmism from their teachers and the mainstream media, MTV announced Wednesday that it will be further brainwashing youth with junk science about the planet’s imminent doom. How might that change Mark Knopfler’s fabulous “Money For Nothing” lyrics and video? Before we get to that, here’s how Variety reported this announcement (h/t Tim Graham, emphasis added throughout): Following its Staying Alive Aids campaign, MTV Networks International Wednesday unveiled its latest...