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  • Flying Is Bad for the Planet. You Can Help Make It Better.

    08/09/2017 12:57:02 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2017 | Tatiana Schlossberg
    Take one round-trip flight between New York and California, and you’ve generated about 20 percent of the greenhouse gases that your car emits over an entire year. If you’re flying, you’re adding a significant amount of planet-warming gases to the atmosphere — there’s no way around it. But there are some ways to make your airplane travel a little bit greener. The most effective way to reduce your carbon footprint is to fly less often. If everyone took fewer flights, airline companies wouldn’t burn as much jet fuel. ...according to some calculations, a round-trip flight from New York to San...
  • Extreme weather linked to greenhouse gases, global warming, Stanford study says

    04/30/2017 8:54:23 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 60 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 4/24/17 | LISA M. KRIEGER
    Weird weather and climate warming are two separate things, but a Stanford team is linking them. Using math, powerful computers and historical records, research led by Noah Diffenbaugh found that climate change has boosted the odds of extreme heat, drought, punishing rainstorms and retreating sea ice. “The odds of hitting record-setting level of extremes have been made greater by climate warming,” caused by human emission of greenhouse gases, said Diffenbaugh, a professor of Earth system science at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. In the past, scientists typically avoided conflating individual weather events and climate change, citing the...
  • Rising tides in San Francisco Bay demand unified solutions

    06/23/2015 9:06:58 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 28 replies
    Mercury News ^ | Lisa M. Krieger
    Every community that rings San Francisco Bay is vulnerable to rising seas. But while some places are preparing, others are not -- and no single agency is coordinating the effort, according to two new civil grand jury reports. "It is a slow-moving emergency," said state Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, lead author of the state's first report on climate-related flooding and organizer of a conference Friday at NASA Ames Research Center called "Meeting the Challenges of Sea Level Rise." In Santa Clara County, the water district should coordinate the county's effort, the grand jury recommended -- a project the district...
  • A Break from the Weather (IOW, What GW???)

    07/12/2009 11:23:36 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 30 replies · 909+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/12/09 | Andrew Maykuth
    Electricity consumption has dropped dramatically this summer because of the mild weather, and it is translating into more manageable electric bills. PJM Interconnection, the regional grid operator, says electricity demand in the mid-Atlantic states was down 13.5 percent in June compared with last year. Peco Energy Co. customers used 14.9 percent less power in June than they did a year ago, and sales are off 2.5 percent for the first six months of the year, according to PJM. Public Service Electric & Gas, the New Jersey utility, sold 17 percent less power in June, and 4.5 percent less for the...
  • Stanford joins nationwide teach-in on global warming

    02/01/2008 6:54:34 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 8 replies · 163+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/1/08 | Neil Gonzales
    Stanford University sophomore Sabine Bergmann wants to focus her education on issues involving global warming. "I really want to spend my life and career on climate change," the 19-year-old said. "But there's no major geared toward that specific topic, because it's so new and cutting-edge." But on Thursday, she went through a kind of accelerated program on the subject as some 1,500 higher-education institutions and schools across the country delved into what was described as the largest teach-in on global warming in American history. Students, teachers, climate experts and others nationwide simultaneously participated in workshops and activities that sought to...
  • Global warming takes center stage

    10/29/2007 6:53:39 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 5 replies · 117+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/29/07 | Stephen E. Wright
    California AG Jerry Brown and VMware CEO Diane Greene participated in a "Public and Private Sector Accountability and Action" panel at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's "Clean and Green" Projections 2008. Jerry Brown: I wouldn't call it [GW] the core of my office, because the office has 1,100 lawyers, and maybe 15 are working in this particular area. But it is getting attention because the burning of fossil fuel, oil, gas or coal is at the heart of almost everything we do every day of our lives, and it is the engine that has driven economic growth, prosperity, and the...
  • California plan would pay utilities more if energy use falls (High Power Barfer)

    08/11/2007 1:00:46 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies · 474+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 8/10/07 | Sarah Jane Tribble
    California Public Utilities Commission unveiled a proposal to create financial incentives for utilities to get their customers to use less power, with the threat of big fines if they do not. The plan would help meet the aggressive targets of the state's global-warming law passed last year, which calls for drastic cuts in CO2 emissions. "This is one of the most important regulations on utility efficiency in history," said Ralph Cavanagh, co-director of the energy program of the Natural Resources Defense Council. It's precedent-setting for the nation." Opponents say California, which has some of the highest electricity rates in the...
  • Meet Robert Pastor: Father of the North American Union

    07/26/2006 2:39:27 AM PDT · by Trupolitik · 108 replies · 10,054+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Jul 25, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Robert Pastor intends to give away U.S. sovereignty to a newly forming North American Union exactly as he gave away the Panama Canal to Panama during Jimmy Carter’s presidency.As we are taught in grade school, George Washington is the Father of our nation. If the North American Union comes into existence as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) asserts, then we all better get prepared for a new hero. Robert Pastor is the person most likely to be proclaimed the father of the North American Union, a designation consistent with his decades-long history of viewing U.S. national interests through the...
  • The challenge of a United North America

    07/15/2006 2:40:20 AM PDT · by Trupolitik · 51 replies · 1,521+ views
    Ottowa Citizen ^ | Saturday, July 15, 2006 | Margret Kopala
    Hockey may be Canada's national sport but now that we're all North Americans, local ties, it seems, are the casualty of international competitiveness. It's happening again with Canada's mining giants Inco and Falconbridge. If North American integration confuses loyalties, it also rallies those on the further reaches of the ideological spectrum. When the Canadian prime minister recently visited the U.S. president, Linda McQuaig coyly suggested in her Toronto Star column that the question isn't how well these two conservative soul mates get along, but "What are they up to?"In the U.S., arch-conservative Jerome R. Corsi, in his Human Events Online...
  • Bush Administration Quitely Plans NAFTA Super Highway

    06/25/2006 8:40:04 AM PDT · by o_zarkman44 · 185 replies · 4,529+ views
    Human Events ^ | 6/16/06 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway By Jerome R. Corsi Human Events 6-14-6 Quietly but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA Super Highway, four football-fields-wide, through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn. Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman's Union in the process. The Mexican trucks, without the involvement of the Teamsters Union, will drive...
  • The North American Union "matrix"

    06/16/2006 10:26:30 AM PDT · by madfly · 40 replies · 1,401+ views
    eco-logic Powerhouse ^ | June 15, 2006 | Steven Yates
    Back in 2004, I published The Real Matrix, in seven parts (read them here). I had little idea how the process outlined there would accelerate in 2005 and 2006. Indeed, even those still "plugged in" ought to be wondering why the U.S. Senate just gave thumbs-up (62 yeas vs. 26 nays) to an immigration bill that most of the public does not want, and that would clearly be destructive of this country's long-term best interests – educationally, culturally, and economically. Those of us out here in the Desert of the Real are aware that the Senate just took us one...
  • Tancredo confronts 'super-state' effort

    06/15/2006 4:24:42 AM PDT · by Man50D · 60 replies · 1,086+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 15, 2006
    Responding to a WorldNetDaily report, Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., is demanding the Bush administration fully disclose the activities of an office implementing a trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada that apparently could lead to a North American union, despite having no authorization from Congress. As WND reported, the White House has established working groups, under the North American Free Trade Agreement office in the Department of Commerce, to implement the Security and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP, signed by President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in Waco, Texas, March 23, 2005. The groups, however, have...
  • North American Leaders Unveil Security and Prosperity Partnership (North American Superstate)

    06/15/2006 3:25:23 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 45 replies · 1,362+ views
    The Welch Report ^ | April 6, 2005 | Phyllis Spivey
    THE SPP: ANOTHER SUMMIT SELLOUT   Phyllis Spivey April 19, 2005 "Border Talks Called Disturbing." So read the headline over the report of a meeting of trinational leaders considering "a raft of bold proposals for an integrated North America." According to a "confidential internal summary," the group discussed ways to merge key policies of the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The article might have been describing the March meeting in Texas of the leaders of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, but it wasn’t. The border story ran February 17 in the Toronto Star, dateline Ottawa. The meeting participants were academics, trade...
  • Corsi, Tancredo on Liddy to Challenge WH unauthorized work on 'North American Union'

    06/14/2006 1:22:02 PM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 755 replies · 9,447+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 14, 2006 | WND
    Author Jerome Corsi and Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., will be guests tomorrow on G. Gordon Liddy's radio show to discuss the White House's effort to implement a trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada that could lead to a North American union, despite having no authorization from Congress. Corsi and Tancredo will join Liddy for the entire 11 a.m. hour, Eastern time, and take calls from listeners. Corsi reported this week that Bush administration working groups have not disclosed the results of their work despite two years of massive effort within the executive branches of the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The...
  • Bush sneaking North American super-state without oversight?

    06/13/2006 6:08:39 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 339 replies · 4,256+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | June 13, 2006 | Jerome Corsi
    Despite having no authorization from Congress, the Bush administration has launched extensive working-group activity to implement a trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada. The membership of the working groups has not been published, nor has their work product been disclosed, despite two years of massive effort within the executive branches of the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The groups, working under the North American Free Trade Association office in the Department of Commerce, are to implement the Security and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP, signed by President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in Waco, Texas, on...
  • Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway

    06/12/2006 6:23:16 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 776 replies · 15,005+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 12, 2006 | Jerome Corsi
    Quietly but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA Super Highway, four football-fields-wide, through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn. Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman’s Union in the process. The Mexican trucks, without the involvement of the Teamsters Union, will drive on what will be the nation’s most modern highway straight into the heart of...
  • North American Union to Replace USA? ("is this the plan?" alert!)

    05/19/2006 6:56:03 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 1,426 replies · 17,663+ views
    HumanEventsOnline.com ^ | 5/19/2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    President Bush is pursuing a globalist agenda to create a North American Union, effectively erasing our borders with both Mexico and Canada. This was the hidden agenda behind the Bush administration's true open borders policy. Secretly, the Bush administration is pursuing a policy to expand NAFTA to include Canada, setting the stage for North American Union designed to encompass the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. What the Bush administration truly wants is the free, unimpeded movement of people across open borders with Mexico and Canada. President Bush intends to abrogate U.S. sovereignty to the North American Union, a new economic and...
  • North American partnership pushes immigration reform

    06/10/2006 9:32:39 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 22 replies · 730+ views
    Ag Weekly ^ | Cathy Roemer
    Sweeping changes in America’s immigration policy may be directed by hidden hands. Although free trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA have softened America’s borders considerably, the latest Congressional immigration revamp comes about one year after the Council on Foreign Relations released a 59-page document titled, “Building a North American Community.” Founded in 1921, the CFR is an independent, membership organization “dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas … on world and foreign policy choices affecting the United States and other governments. In an overview of the 2005 CFR document, Illinois watchdog group Eagle Forum, reported a March 2005 meeting held in...
  • North American Union to Replace USA?

    06/08/2006 4:39:24 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 105 replies · 3,148+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 19, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    President Bush is pursuing a globalist agenda to create a North American Union, effectively erasing our borders with both Mexico and Canada. This was the hidden agenda behind the Bush administration's true open borders policy. Secretly, the Bush administration is pursuing a policy to expand NAFTA politically, setting the stage for a North American Union designed to encompass the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. What the Bush administration truly wants is the free, unimpeded movement of people across open borders with Mexico and Canada. President Bush intends to abrogate U.S. sovereignty to the North American Union, a new economic and political...
  • North American Union Already Starting to Replace USA

    06/05/2006 1:34:09 PM PDT · by JFaron · 32 replies · 1,199+ views
    humaneventsonline ^ | May 30, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=15233 North American Union Already Starting to Replace USA by Jerome R. Corsi Posted May 30, 2006 In March 2005 at their summit meeting in Waco, Tex., President Bush, President Fox and Prime Minister Martin issued a joint statement announced the creation of the “Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America” (SPP). The creation of this new agreement was never submitted to Congress for debate and decision. Instead, the U.S. Department of Commerce merely created a new division under the same title to implement working groups to advance a North American Union working agenda in a wide range of areas,...