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  • July was the hottest month in Earth’s hottest year on record so far

    08/20/2015 1:50:33 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 20,/2015 | Jason Samenow
    For planet Earth, no other month was as hot as this past July in records that date back to the late 1800s, NOAA says. And the globe is well on its way to having its hottest year on record. NOAA, NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) have published data that show that it was the hottest July on record. Since July is on average the planet’s hottest month, temperatures this past month likely* reached their highest point in the history of instrumental records. NOAA calculates that  July’s average global temperature of 61.86 degrees was 0.14 degrees warmer than the previous warmest month on...
  • Future generations’ sue Obama administration over climate change

    08/12/2015 11:10:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    msnbc ^ | Aug. 12, 2015 | Tony Dokoupil
    One kid says that his family’s farm has been damaged by drought and wildfire. Another says that his childhood home has been devalued by rising sea levels. A third alleges an assault on his whole culture as man-made climate change upends the natural world. These and 18 other “youth plaintiffs” (ages 8 to 19) sued the federal government on Wednesday, walking a first-of-its-kind constitutional claim up the courthouse steps in Eugene, Oregon. The kids argue that inaction on climate change is a violation of their right to life, liberty and property. And they demand that President Obama, seven federal departments...
  • Lesbians Fake Another Crime – This Time, It Cost Them Their House

    08/09/2015 2:18:35 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/7/2015 | Michael Ware
    We have all had that neighbor, the person that you try to avoid, not wanting to have to speak to them. They are abrasive, or loud. They always need to borrow something from you, and you know that if you do not ask for it back, they will never return it to you. Well, what if your neighbor had threatened to burn your house down? One couple in Tennessee claimed this was the situation with their neighbor. When their house caught on fire, they claimed that they had been threatened. The lesbian couple claimed that Janice Millsaps was responsible. The...
  • New photos suggest Lizard Man has returned to South Carolina

    08/07/2015 9:36:48 AM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    WCIV ^ | 04 Aug 2015 | WCIV
    The fabled Bishopville swamp creature known as Lizard Man appears to have surfaced again Sunday afternoon. Sarah, a Sumter woman who says she went to church with a friend Sunday morning, stepped out of the sanctuary to see the Lizard Man running along the tree line. So, she did what anyone else would do--took a picture with her phone. "My hand to God, I am not making this up," she wrote in an email to the WCIV newsroom. "So excited!" She says they were just a mile or so from Scape Ore Swamp, the site of a similar spotting of...
  • Professor arrested in racial profiling hoax [dashcam recording used as evidence]

    08/06/2015 1:04:44 PM PDT · by grundle · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 5, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    False claims of racism and hate crimes related to sexuality seem to be endemic. So desirable is the status of victim that some people, especially those in academia, have been known to vandalize their own cars, attach nooses to their office doors, and otherwise fabricate hate crimes against themselves. Oberlin College, with a history of hysteria over fake hate crimes, even generated worldwide headlines for its overwrought response to a series of “hate crimes” that turned out to be false. We don’t know what percentage of hate crime reports are self-generated hoaxes by the purported victims. Often there is no...
  • Teen marijuana use not linked to later depression, lung cancer, other health problems, study finds

    08/04/2015 7:25:58 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 55 replies
    Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.
  • Obama ignores California’s green power experience

    08/03/2015 4:53:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | August 3, 2015 | By Dan McSwain
    With his Clean Power Plan, President Barack Obama is repeating California’s expensive mistake of ignoring the engineering realities of saving the planet and imposing political quotas requiring solar, wind and other renewable energy sources. The big problem is that solar and wind energy are inherently unreliable. Solar power plummets on cloudy days, and falls to zero at sundown. Same goes with wind turbines on a windless evening. In 2006, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature required utilities to use renewables for 20 percent of their power, a figure later increased to 33 percent by 2020. If these seem like suspiciously...
  • Archbishop Auza addresses UN Security Council

    08/01/2015 11:08:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 7/31/15 | Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Unite
    Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, addressed the UN Security Council on Thursday. His address was directed to the Council's open debate on "Peace and Security Challenges facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS)", drawing heavily on Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato si'. Please find below Archbishop Auza's full address: Intervention of H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN United Nations Security Council Open Debate on “Peace and Security Challenges facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS)” New York, 30 July 2015 Mr....
  • Does Global Warming Actually Increase Antarctic Sea Ice?

    07/31/2015 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 100 replies
    Discovery News ^ | July 31, 2015 | BY PATRICK J. KIGER
    People who insist that climate change isn’t happening often try to disprove it by pointing to what they see as contradictory phenomena. One of their most visually compelling arguments has centered upon Antarctic sea ice, which expanded to reach record levels in 2014. If the planet really is warming, they ask, then shouldn’t the ice in the southern ocean be melting? But now, in a new, not-yet-published paper, James Hansen, former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and colleagues push back even harder. They argue that the increase in Antarctic sea ice not only doesn’t refute climate...
  • Climate models are even more accurate than you thought

    07/31/2015 2:06:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | July 31, 2015 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    Global climate models aren’t given nearly enough credit for their accurate global temperature change projections. As the 2014 IPCC report showed, observed global surface temperature changes have been within the range of climate model simulations. Now a new study shows that the models were even more accurate than previously thought. In previous evaluations like the one done by the IPCC, climate model simulations of global surface air temperature were compared to global surface temperature observational records like HadCRUT4. However, over the oceans, HadCRUT4 uses sea surface temperatures rather than air temperatures. There’s a common myth that models are unreliable, often...
  • The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture

    07/29/2015 8:36:45 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Henry I. Miller and Drew L. Kershen
    Organic agriculture is an unscientific, heavily subsidized marketing gimmick that misleads and rips off consumers. The federal government should stop promoting and subsidizing it. Consumers of organic foods are getting both more and less than they bargained for. On both counts, it’s not good. Many people who pay the huge premium—often more than a hundred percent–for organic foods do so because they’re afraid of pesticides. If that’s their rationale, they misunderstand the nuances of organic agriculture. Although it’s true that synthetic chemical pesticides are generally prohibited, there is a lengthy list of exceptions listed in the Organic Foods Production Act,...
  • Mind-blowing Temperature Fraud at NOAA

    07/28/2015 7:12:54 AM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 34 replies
    StevenGoddardWordpress.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Steve Goddard
    The measured US temperature data from USHCN shows that the US is on a long-term cooling trend. But the reported temperatures from NOAA show a strong warming trend....
  • Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by professor

    07/25/2015 4:41:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/25/15 | Gemma Mullin
    Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by a Cambridge professor A Cambridge professor has claimed that three scientists investigating climate change in the Arctic may have been assassinated. Professor Peter Wadhams insists Seymour Laxon, Katharine Giles and Tim Boyd could have been murdered by someone possibly working for the oil industry or within government forces. The trio had been studying the polar ice caps - with a focus on sea ice - when they died within a few months of each other in 2013.
  • A cheap but dangerous global warming fix

    07/16/2015 4:32:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    PBS NewsHour ^ | July 16, 2015 | BY DAVID KEITH
    What, you ask, can be done to address climate change? A controversial, but cheap solution of last resort has emerged known as “solar radiation management.” A geoengineering technique, it would shoot particles into the sky to reflect sunlight back to space. “The central idea is to make the planet a little bit more reflective, which tends to cool it down, because it will absorb less sunlight. And that will partially and imperfectly compensate for the buildup of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, which are tending to trap heat and make the earth warmer,” says Harvard environmental scientist David Keith, who...
  • Environmentalists, EPA Force The 200th US Coal Plant To Retire

    07/15/2015 2:34:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 15, 2015 | by Michael Bastasch
    A lawsuit brought by environmentalists and federal regulators has forced a major utility to phase out coal use at six power plants in Iowa. Activists claim these retirements bring the total number of U.S. coal plants shut down to 200 — or 40 percent of the U.S. coal plant fleet. On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency and Justice Department of Justice announced an Iowa subsidiary of Alliant Energy agreed to pay $7.1 million in civil penalties to environmental projects for violating the Clean Air Act. The settlement also requires the company to stop burning coal or shut down six power...
  • The solution to global warming is at hand, but no one wants to pay for it

    07/15/2015 10:25:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 15, 2015 | By Douglas Perry
    It appears to be the obvious answer to the global-warming problem. We suck carbon dioxide out of the air and either recycle it into low-carbon fuel or stick it underground. As solutions go, it's simple, logical, even elegant. Also necessary. "Scientists are increasingly convinced that we are going to need large-scale removal systems to fight climate change," says Noah Deich, founder of the nonprofit Center for Carbon Removal. The key problem apparently isn't technological. Three startups are making significant strides in their efforts to create processes that could "harvest" millions of tons of CO2 from the air around us. The...
  • Long-haul flight times 'increasing due to global warming'

    07/14/2015 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | July 14, 2015 | By Victoria Ward
    <p>Long-haul flights are getting longer due to stronger winds caused by global warming, according to a study.</p> <p>Scientists linked a small increase in return-journey times of long-haul flights with an increase in the variation of the jet stream, the high altitude air that flows from west to east.</p>
  • Climate change threat must be taken as seriously as nuclear war – UK minister

    07/13/2015 8:26:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | July 13, 2015 | by Damian Carrington
    The threat of climate change needs to be assessed in the same comprehensive way as nuclear weapons proliferation, according to a UK foreign minister. Baroness Joyce Anelay, minister of state at the Commonwealth and Foreign Office, said the indirect impacts of global warming, such as deteriorating international security, could be far greater than the direct effects, such as flooding. The report, commissioned by the Foreign Office, and written by experts from the UK, US, China and India, is stark in its assessment of the wide-ranging dangers posed by unchecked global warming, including: - very large risks to global food security,...
  • Earth heading for 'mini ice age' in just 15 years, scientists say

    07/13/2015 7:14:20 AM PDT · by ETL · 94 replies
    UPI ^ | Updated July 11, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    Solar scientists predict that the Earth will enter a "mini ice age" around 2030 due to decreased activity by the sun, which will bring with it frigid cold winters. The last time the Earth experienced a similar situation occurred between 1645 and 1715.
  • Francis on Prophets of Doom

    07/11/2015 4:55:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | July 11,2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In Evangelii Gaudium Francis declared (quoting John XXIII) that “We feel that we must disagree with those prophets of doom who are always forecasting disaster, as though the end of the world were at hand.” Just over a year-and-a-half later, however, Francis declared in Laudato Si’ that “Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain.” A change of position? Perhaps an outright self-contradiction? It is neither. The two statements relate to different sorts of prophet. The first statement, echoing the truly fatuous optimism of John XXIII, scoffs at traditional Catholic “prophets of doom,” including a long line...
  • Climate change could lead to seas rising 20 feet

    07/10/2015 10:43:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 119 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 10, 2015 | By MICHAEL CASEY
    Rising sea levels have been mostly measured in inches in the past decades, but scientists said they could increase more than 20 feet in the future as global warming continues to melt ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. The dire projections are based on a look back at the climate record, with scientists finding that increases of 20 feet have happened at least twice over the past 3 million years when temperatures were very similar to what they are today. Peter Clark, an Oregon State paleoclimatologist and another co-author of the study, said that because current carbon dioxide levels are...
  • Climate change deniers are conspiracy theorists and damaging the public debate (shortened)

    07/10/2015 10:35:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 10, 2015 | By RICHARD GRAY
    They are either championed as brave voices willing to speak out against the scientific majority or dismissed as cranks who lack the evidence to support their arguments. Now deniers of global warming have been dealt a stinging blow by psychologists who found skeptics of man-made climate change tend to believe in conspiracy theories. They say the conspiracist outlook taken by many climate change skeptics is harming the public debate over global warming. Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, an experimental psychologist at the University of Bristol who led the work, said: 'These results add to a growing body of research on the nature...
  • Abortion ‘fundraiser’ a hoax

    07/07/2015 6:36:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7.7.2015 | foxnews
    A fundraising campaign claiming to be from a pregnant woman seeking to raise money online from pro-life supporters to stop a planned abortion turned out to be a publicity stunt for a new fiction book. The webpage, revealed Tuesday to be an “augmented excerpt” from the newly released paperback, initially purported to seek $1M for an anonymous 26-year-old woman who was seven weeks pregnant. For pro-life organizations, the hoax has a silver lining of drawing attention to the many pregnancy support centers available for women facing challenging and unexpected pregnancy, said Lila Rose, president of Live Action, a pro-life non-profit.
  • Shocker: So-Called ‘Anti-Gay’ Incident in Utah Was Staged

    07/05/2015 1:18:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | July 2, 2015 | Jammie
    Imagine that, another phony hate crime. A Utah man who alleged assailants carved homophobic slurs into his arms, robbed his pizza restaurant and firebombed his house has admitted faking the attacks, authorities said. Now the question is whether Rick Jones, 22, of Delta will be prosecuted for reporting false crimes, Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker told CNN affiliate KSL. “The investigation has come to an end today with the admission of Richard (Rick) L. Jones Jr. to having staged all of the incidents,” the Sheriff’s Office and County Attorney’s office said in a Tuesday statement. Dekker said he didn’t know...
  • Black Man Arrested After Admitting to Posting Racist Signs Outside Black Churches

    07/02/2015 7:44:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Root ^ | July 2 2015 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Forty-four-year-old Vincent Broughton of Colorado Springs, Colo., is facing charges of bias-motivated crime, harassment, littering and disorderly conduct.A Colorado Springs, Colo., man was arrested Tuesday after admitting to local station KRDO that he was the one who posted racially charged signs outside two churches and around the city, KRDO reports. Vincent Broughton, who is black, faces charges of committing a bias-motivated crime, disorderly conduct, harassment and littering, the news site notes. The signs were first put up outside New Covenant Church of God in Christ, and referenced the Ku Klux Klan. On Monday, three signs were found outside the Relevant...
  • Navy Yard, DC. Active Shooter (Update: False Alarm)

    07/02/2015 5:08:04 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 173 replies
    FoxNews, et al ^ | July 2, 2015 | FoxNews, et al
    Active Shooter, Navy Yard, Washington Campus on lockdown.
  • Fanning the Flames of Another Black Church Arson Hoax

    07/01/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    America is still reeling from the horrific Charleston, S.C., massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed the lives of nine innocent people. The last thing the community and our country need are hysterical journalists compounding the pain with inflammatory reporting on an unsubstantiated "epidemic" of black church arsons. On Monday, a Baltimore Sun lead editorial decried "a series of mysterious fires at African-American churches across the South" in the wake of the Charleston murders. The newspaper cited a "pattern" of attacks, including what it claimed was an "uptick in attacks on 37 black churches in the South" in...
  • FAKE HATE: Black Activist Admits Hanging Confederate Flag from Black Soldier Memorial(MA)

    06/30/2015 10:55:18 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 31 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    A man claiming responsibility for hanging a Confederate flag from a memorial for black soldiers says he didn’t intend it as a racist gesture—and in fact was protesting the symbol and what he believes it represents. Some who saw the flag hanging from the memorial—including a woman who took it down—interpreted its placement as a hateful gesture. The flag hung from a sword held by a sculpture of Col. Robert Gould Shaw, commanding officer of the Union Army’s Massachusetts 54th Regiment.
  • Rich countries' $100bn promise to fight climate change 'not delivered'

    06/29/2015 6:42:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | June 29, 2015 | by Suzanne Goldenberg
    Rich countries are very, very far from raising the billions they promised to help poor countries fight climate change, jeopardising the prospects of reaching a global warming deal at Paris, the world’s rising economies warned. As a key United Nations meeting got underway, Brazil, China, India and South Africa said they were disappointed in rich countries’ failure to make good on a promise six years ago to mobilise $100bn a year by 2020 for climate finance. The funds, intended to help developing countries cut their greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for sea-level rises, extreme weather and other consequences of climate...
  • Most honest assessment of Obama EVER (from Muslims) (Video)

    06/29/2015 5:13:27 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 26 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | May 20, 2015 | MEMRI TV
    Hilarious - and completely honest - assessment from Egyptian TV commentators about Obama's bizarre statement that climate change is our greatest national security threat. The subtitles are REAL.
  • Pope’s Encyclical Brandished at UN, Its Condemnation of Abortion Ignored

    06/27/2015 8:53:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Lane | June 26, 2015 | Stefano Gerrarini, J.D.
    Pope Francis’ new encyclical on the environment made an impact on UN negotiations this week. But in the rush to emphasize its input on climate change, his forceful condemnation of abortion and population control remain overlooked. At this week’s negotiations on sustainable development in the General Assembly, María Emma Mejía Vélez, ambassador of Colombia said the Pope’s encyclical on “climate change” was relevant to the UN development agenda. The new papal encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si,” has been described as a “massive coup” for those who emphasize the human causes of climate change. It has lent the moral backing...
  • Do your neighbors believe in global warming? New map has answer

    06/26/2015 6:00:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 25, 2015 | By Kelly House
    Multnomah County has the state's highest percentage of global warming believers, according to new figures from Yale University. According to the university's national climate change opinions map, 74 percent of residents believe global warming is happening, while 13 percent don't buy it. The newly released figures are based on a complex statistical analysis of public perceptions about climate change in every state, congressional district and county across the country. Washington, D.C. residents led the nation in climate change affirmation, with 81 percent of residents. Floridians' title as the nation's biggest climate change deniers. Curious what your neighbors think about global...
  • The Climate Letter Urges ‘Dialogue with Everyone,’ So Why Did Vatican Single Out and Harass Us?

    06/25/2015 5:37:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 34, 2015 | Tom Harris
    The Vatican’s contradictions extend beyond its behavior: they even appear within the encyclical letter itself. The Pope stresses open dialogue, as in the quote above, but then the pope references “obstructionist attitudes” ranging “from denial of the problem to indifference,” supporting Yore’s contention that he in fact has no patience for divergent views on the topic.
  • The Great Polling Hoax: The Reason Behind the Jeb Bush Surge

    06/25/2015 9:39:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/25/2015 | Arnold Steinberg
    Earlier this week, national media boldly reported that Jeb Bush, nearly doubling his polling numbers, had jumped ahead of the Republican pack. Further, Scott Walker had made big gains and now clearly was in second place, with Marco Rubio strongly in third. Six candidates (including Donald Trump) somehow each scored only 1 percent or less. Rick Santorum miraculously was at zero.The resulting media spin can affect each candidateÂ’s momentum and fundraising, as well as shape reporting over the next few weeks.One plausible reason for the apparent Jeb Bush surge is that this widely heralded NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey...
  • Chuck Schumer: Carbon tax has a chance if Clinton wins

    06/24/2015 6:28:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | June 23, 2015 | By ELANA SCHOR
    Sen. Chuck Schumer outlined a path Tuesday for Hillary Clinton to enact a carbon tax if the Democrats prevail in the 2016 elections. Schumer said that a Clinton presidency and the return of his party to the Senate majority in 2017 could pave the way for lawmakers to enact a carbon tax to help fund the government. The mere suggestion of a new fee on the emissions blamed for climate change, however, could become a political headache for Clinton and other Democrats, and it’s routinely dismissed by Republicans. Schumer also vowed that Democrats would successfully defend President Barack Obama’s landmark...
  • Global Warming Is Now a "Medical Emergency" That Could Wipe Out 50 Years of Global Health Gains

    06/24/2015 6:18:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Bryan Schatz
    Climate change, if left unchecked, threatens to undermine the last half century of gains in global health. That's the conclusion of a study released Monday by an international commission convened by the Lancet, a prestigious medical journal based in the UK. Declaring it a "medical emergency," the authors argued that the potential impacts of global warming—such as floods, drought, heat stress, catastrophic storms, the spread of disease, and increased food insecurity—pose a "potentially catastrophic risk" to human health. The study's authors, however, highlight a potential sliver of good news: Tackling the issue immediately presents "the greatest global health opportunity of...
  • Netherlands ordered to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    06/24/2015 5:41:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 24, 2015
    A Dutch court has ordered the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020, in a case environmentalists hope will set a precedent for other countries. Campaigners brought the case on behalf of almost 900 Dutch citizens. They argued the government had a legal obligation to protect its citizens from the dangers of climate change. Jasper Teulings from Greenpeace called it a "landmark case". "It shifts the whole debate. Other cases are being brought in Belgium, the Philippines. This is the start of a wave of climate litigation."
  • EPA Chief: Global Warming “Deniers” Are Not “Normal People”…

    06/23/2015 4:14:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 93 replies
    dailycaller ^ | Miachael Bastasch
    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told an audience Tuesday gathered at a White House conference “normal people,” not “climate deniers” will win the debate on global warming.rWhat do you think? McCarthy’s remarks came as she was talking about the reasons why the EPA put out a report on the negative health impacts global warming will have on public health. She said the agency puts out such reports to educate the public, not answer critiques from global warming skeptics.rWhat do you think?
  • Whoopi Goldberg and ‘The View’ Get Fooled by Fake Story About Christian Pastor

    06/23/2015 6:50:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 6/22/2015 | Mike Opelka
    During Monday’s episode of the ABC daytime talk show “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg and the crew were fooled by a fake news website that claimed pastor John Hagee of San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church wanted women prosecuted if they said “God” during sex.
  • 6 Things Jimmy Akin Won’t Tell You about the Pope’s New Encyclical

    06/22/2015 6:31:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 243 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 22, 2015 | Hillary White
    Since my buddy Chris Ferrara has, perhaps before anyone else in the English speaking world, done a thorough examination of the pope’s environment encyclical, “Laudato Si,” I will confine myself here to some observations of a different sort and to proposing a few questions for consideration – to talking around it, so to speak. A great many people, long before the document was issued yesterday, have been asking whether it should have been written at all. Is this appropriate for a pope? Why was it necessary? Why, of all the possible topics, did Pope Francis choose this one? Has he...
  • Inaction on climate change would cost billions, major EPA study finds

    06/22/2015 3:11:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2015 | by Joby Warrick
    A global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions would prevent nearly 70,000 premature American deaths annually by the end of the century while sparing the country hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of economic losses, according to a major government study on the cost of climate change. The report, a five-year, peer-reviewed analysis that assesses the benefits of alternative strategies for dealing with climate change, concludes that every region of the country could be spared severe economic disruptions that would result if greenhouse gas concentrations continue to soar. “The results are quite startling and very clear,” said EPA administrator Gina...
  • New study links global warming to Hurricane Sandy and other extreme weather events

    06/22/2015 9:00:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | June 22, 2015 | by John Abraham
    One of the hottest areas of climate research these days is on the potential connections between human emissions, global warming, and extreme weather. Will global warming make extreme weather more common or less common? More severe or less severe? New research, just published today in Nature Climate Change helps to answer that question by approaching the problem in a novel way. In short yes, human emissions of greenhouse gases have made certain particular weather events more severe. In summary, human warming affects weather in two ways. It changes the odds that any given extreme event will occur. But more importantly...
  • The Single Most important Lesson of Laudato Si

    06/21/2015 6:53:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Harvesting the Truth of the Vatican II ^ | June 19, 2015 | Louie Verrecchio
    The number one most important lesson to be learned from the document’s 40,000+ words is the indisputable reality that the Catholic Church in our day; more precisely, the men who are leading her and duly running her into the ground, the Bishop of Rome chief among them, has little concern for the mission that was given to the Church by Christ the King.
  • Why I’m Disregarding Laudato Si and You Should Too

    06/21/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 19, 2015 | Chris Jackson
    Having wasted over an hour of my life, I now can say that I have read Laudato Si. It is the Pope’s latest verbose tome of an encyclical, which: espouses global warming alarmism, calls for international organizations to police climate change, and waxes poetic about people leading animals to God. In short it is as if Al Gore, Karl Marx, and Teilhard de Chardin wrote an encyclical. What’s worse is that because it came from a Pope, otherwise sane and rational people are actually taking it seriously.
  • Sanders: GOP's climate change denial an 'embarrassment' (photo needed of Bernie on his jumbo jet)

    06/21/2015 5:35:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday night said Republican skepticism towards climate change science is a national “embarrassment.” “One of the embarrassments that goes on in this country today is that we have a major political party called the Republican Party that is rejecting what the overwhelming majority of scientists are saying,” Sanders told host Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” “That is, of course, climate change is real and caused by human activity,” said Sanders, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. “That’s an issue we’re going to talk about a whole lot.” Sanders praised Pope Francis for...
  • Senator: Pope’s Words Will Be Used To Justify ‘Largest’ Tax Increase In History

    06/19/2015 12:42:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 18, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    While the Obama administration and environmentalists celebrate Pope Francis’ encyclical on global warming, Sen. Jim Inhofe is warning the pope’s views on the subject could be used by the left to enact the biggest tax increase in U.S. history. “I disagree with the pope’s philosophy on global warming,” the Oklahoma Republican said in a statement. “I am concerned that his encyclical will be used by global warming alarmists to advocate for policies that will equate to the largest, most regressive tax increase in our nation’s history.” Francis’s encyclical, called “Laudato Si,” calls for reducing fossil fuel use and increasing green...
  • Senators Rally Conservative Support for $2 Trillion Carbon Fee Bill

    06/19/2015 8:46:02 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-18-2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Whitehouse: "I extend an open hand, or an olive limb, to conservatives everywhere."Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have proposed a bill that would establish an economy-wide tax on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. “My bill sets the fee for a ton of carbon at $45 in 2016, the central range of the social cost of carbon as estimated by OMB, and would increase it each year at a real 2 percent. When emissions fall 80 percent below 2005 levels, the annual adjustment would fall to inflation,” Whitehouse said at the American Enterprise Institute when presenting...
  • Cracks appear in the climate change deniers’ defenses

    06/16/2015 10:02:24 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2015 | By Katrina vanden Heuvel
    In April 2009, as the political right was finding its voice in the tea party, South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis was making the case for a carbon tax. “I’m a conservative. I believe in accountability,” he said. “Global warming is not a matter of belief. It’s a matter of facts.” He added, “We don’t want to be a party of deniers.” Most of his party disagreed. A year later, Inglis was trounced in a Republican primary, his staunchly conservative record proving insufficient to overcome this heretical deviation. On the surface, it may appear that little has changed in the...
  • Polar bears now eat dolphins, thanks to global warming

    06/15/2015 1:21:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 15, 2015 | By ELIZABETH GOLDBAUM
    Faced with a rapidly changing habitat, polar bears are adapting with a new entrée: For the first time, a polar bear was seen preying on a white-beaked dolphin carcass that had been trapped in the ice in Svalbard, a group of Norwegian islands in the Arctic Ocean. In April 2014, a male polar bear with a full belly was spotted near a recently devoured white-beaked dolphin. These dolphins rarely venture so far north in the Arctic; they prefer the sub-Arctic, which has less sea ice and more open water. "If it had been a more usual sea-ice year, I do...
  • Young Delta, Utah man robbed, had ‘Die Fag’ carved into his arm, forced to drink bleach

    06/14/2015 4:25:30 AM PDT · by Salman · 114 replies
    Gay Salt Lake.com ^ | June 11, 2015
    A young man in Delta, Utah alleges he was robbed, had “Die Fag” carved into his arm with a knife, and was forced to drink bleach on a Saturday night in late April, but it doesn’t stop there. Five days later, the words “Die Fag” were spray-painted on his and his family’s house. And this week, a Molotov cocktail was thrown through his window and his house was spray-painted again, this time with “You’ll Die. Burn Fag.” ... “I went out to take out the trash, and when I came back in, I thought it was strange that I didn’t...