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  • Plans to Turn ‘Politically Binding’ UN Climate Change Accord Into Federal Law

    09/12/2014 7:26:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 12, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Obama administration officials who say they intend to sign a “politically binding” agreement to drastically reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations’ (UN) climate change conference in Paris next year already have a legal strategy to turn any non-binding accord into federal law, warns Christopher Horner, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). Horner told CNSNews.com that the “name and shame” effort is an alternative to a new climate change treaty already being drafted by the UN that would have to be ratified by the U.S. Senate. “Obama’s statement acknowledges that he cannot get a new climate...
  • This Ancient Japanese City Can Only Be Appreciated Through Cat Pictures

    11/04/2013 10:18:27 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 31, 2013 | Amanda Macias
    Three years ago, wooden toy wholesaler Yutaka Katayama picked up a camera and started taking pictures of ordinary life in KyĹŤto, Japan. Since then photography has become an obsession. "It's my life's work," he wrote over email. Katayama has taken thousands of pictures of the legendary ancient city that once was the imperial capital of Japan. He has also found a favorite theme: the stray cats that are found all over Kyoto. "I feel the strength to live from a stray cat," Katayama wrote. "They seem to live a quiet life always looking for food and a place to live...
  • Human link to climate change stronger than ever: (IPCC) draft report

    12/14/2012 1:40:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/14/12 | Nina Chestney and Alister Doyle | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - International climate scientists are more certain than ever that humans are responsible for global warming, rising sea levels and extreme weather events, according to a leaked draft report by an influential panel of experts. The early draft, which is still subject to change before a final version is released in late 2013, showed that a rise in global average temperatures since pre-industrial times was set to exceed 2 degrees Celsius by 2100, and may reach 4.8 Celsius. "It is extremely likely that human activities have caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface...
  • Surprise Side Effect Of Shale Gas Boom: A Plunge In U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    12/09/2012 4:20:38 AM PST · by EBH · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/7/2012 | Julie M. Carey
    In the first quarter of this year, U.S. carbon emissions hit a 20-year low. As Figure 1 below demonstrates, the U.S. has observed substantial reductions in CO2 emissions over the last five years. These reductions contrast with the increases in CO2 emissions that the Energy Information Administration forecasted in 1998 when the U.S. was considering committing to CO2 emissions reductions in the Kyoto Agreement. At the time of these discussions, the EIA estimated that CO2 emissions would increase at a rate of approximately 1.3 percent annually through 2020. In fact, to reach the Kyoto Agreement target for 2012, the U.S....
  • Fracking Leads To Cleaner Air

    08/20/2012 5:05:31 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 20, 2012
    Carbon emissions in the U.S. have hit a 20-year low due to a supposedly environmentally unfriendly drilling technique that has created an abundance of cheap natural gas. The free market, it seems, does it better than the EPA. Environmentalists find themselves between shale rock and a hard place after a little noticed technical report documented how the natural gas boom caused by the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has actually helped the environment in a major way while also creating jobs and economic growth. In the report, the U.S. Energy Information Agency, a part of the Energy Department, said...
  • AP IMPACT: CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low

    08/18/2012 5:10:50 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 32 replies
    The Associated Press (AP) ^ | 17 Aug 2012 | KEVIN BEGOS
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal. Many of the world's leading climate scientists didn't see the drop coming, in large part because it happened as a result of market forces rather than direct government action against carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere. Michael Mann, director of...
  • Alabama Bans U.N. Agenda 21 Sovereignty Surrender

    06/07/2012 7:44:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 7, 2012
    Property Rights: Few have heard of Agenda 21, the U.N. plan for sustainable development that tosses property rights aside. But Alabama has, and it recently secured a victory as important as that over union power in Wisconsin. After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's stunning triumph over the excesses and abuses of public-sector unions, the London Telegraph's James Delingpole, an indefatigable opponent of global warming fraud, opined in a piece titled, "How Wisconsin And Alabama Helped Save The World," that we should take note of "an equally important but perhaps less well-publicized victory won in the Alabama House and Senate over the...
  • Will U.S. Sovereignty Be LOST At Sea? Obama Signs U.N. Treaty That Redistributes Drilling Revenues

    05/20/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 207 replies
    Forbes ^ | may 20, 2012 | Forbes OpEd
    A proposed Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), which has been signed by President Obama but not yet ratified by Congress, will subordinate U.S. naval and drilling operations beyond 200 miles of our coast to a newly established U.N. bureaucracy. If approved, it will grant a Kingston, Jamaica-based International Seabed Authority (ISA) the power to regulate deep-sea oil exploration, seabed mining, and fishing rights. As part of the deal, as much as 7% of U.S. government revenue that is collected from oil and gas companies operating off our coast will be forked over to ISA for redistribution to poorer, landlocked...
  • Tokyo and Kyoto Photolog by Jim Caldwell

    02/29/2012 10:14:13 AM PST · by jwsea55 · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Tokyo & Kyoto Photolog by Jim Caldwell ^ | 2/28/2012 | Jim Caldwell
    How did I end up in Japan a month after the Fukushima disaster? Life of late had been far more work than anything. With too much comp time, it was time for another adventure. Time to make it a series of adventures. I started out in a place nicknamed paradise, Hawaii, the North Shore to be even more specific. The North Shore in the winter times means big surf. With water in the 70s and the air in the 70s to 80s, how could this combo not be Paradise? My next stop was two weeks in Tokyo and Kyoto. The...
  • Harper’s smarter [On green energy, the PM was right. His critics were wrong]

    01/26/2012 4:34:52 AM PST · by Clive · 5 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2012-01-26 | Lorrie Goldstein
    If Canada’s “green” media — especially in the Parliamentary Press Gallery — demanded the same standards of accountability of themselves as they do of politicians, they would be killing entire forests right now apologizing to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Why? Because in sidestepping the economically suicidal stampede onto the green energy bandwagon which they relentlessly shilled for, Harper was right and they — along with the Liberals, NDP, Bloc and Greens — were wrong. Today, so-called “green” energy is in retreat all over the developed world, as taxpayers and consumers in countries that blindly raced into it are in open...
  • Russia slams Kyoto Protocol

    12/16/2011 4:20:42 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    ap ^ | December 16, 2011
    Russia supports Canada's decision to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol, says its foreign ministry, reaffirming Friday that Moscow will not take on new commitments. ... Canada, Japan and Russia said last year they will not accept new Kyoto commitments
  • Canada first Nation to Pull out of Kyoto Protocol

    12/13/2011 7:00:29 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 13, 2011 | David Ljunggren and Randall Palmer
    Canada on Monday became the first country to announce it would withdraw from the Kyoto protocol on climate change, dealing a symbolic blow to the already troubled global treaty. Environment Minister Peter Kent broke the news on his return from talks in Durban, where countries agreed to extend Kyoto for five years and hammer out a new deal forcing all big polluters for the first time to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Canada, a major energy producer which critics complain is becoming a climate renegade, has long complained Kyoto is unworkable precisely because it excludes so many significant emitters. "As we've...
  • Canada Formally Withdrawing From Kyoto Protocol

    12/12/2011 3:18:44 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 37 replies · 1+ views
    National Post ^ | 12-12-11 | By David Ljunggren and Randall Palmer
    Canada will pull out of the Kyoto protocol on climate change, Environment Minister Peter Kent said on Monday, dealing a symbolic blow to the troubled global treaty. Canada will become the first country to formally withdraw from Kyoto, which it says is badly flawed because it does not cover all major emitters of greenhouse gasses, notably the United States and China. (SNIP) “As we’ve said, Kyoto for Canada is in the past … We are invoking our legal right to formally withdraw from Kyoto,” Kent told reporters after returning from talks in Durban, South Africa, on extending the protocol. He...
  • Kyoto backs full of hot air

    12/06/2011 2:48:22 PM PST · by Clive · 8 replies
    Sun News Network ^ | 2011-12-06 | John Robson
    The devotion of right-thinking persons to the Kyoto Protocol is not just puzzling. It is proof they are not serious. If they were, they would be even more fed up than we so-called "deniers" over the failure of Kyoto, and its 17 fancy follow-up conferences, to do anything important to stop climate change. Obviously supporters such as Jean Chretien and Bill Clinton were cynics, signing the accord for domestic political gain without having or wanting a plan to meet its targets. Indeed, Clinton never even asked for U.S. Senate ratification, let alone pushed for it. But what can explain the...
  • UN chief doubts comprehensive climate deal likely ("may be beyond our reach for now" .. WHEW!!)

    12/06/2011 9:26:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/6/11 | Arthur Max - AP
    DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — An all-encompassing climate deal "may be beyond our reach for now," the U.N. chief said Tuesday as China and India delivered a setback to European plans to negotiate a new treaty that would bind all parties to their pledges on greenhouse gas emissions. The European "road map" toward a new accord that would take effect after 2020 is a centerpiece of negotiations among 194 countries at a U.N. climate conference in the South African coastal city of Durban. It has been presented as a condition for Europe to renew and expand its emissions reduction targets...
  • Canada out of Kyoto round 2

    12/05/2011 2:03:22 PM PST · by Clive · 13 replies
    Sun Media via Sun News Network ^ | 2011-12-05 | Daniel Proussalidis
    OTTAWA - Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent has confirmed Canada will not be part of a second Kyoto Protocol to fight climate change. "We believe that ultimately a new agreement that includes all of the world's major emitters (of greenhouse gases) in both the developing and the developed world is the only way to materially reduce annual mega-tonnage to the point we can work to prevent global warming hitting or exceeding two degrees," Kent said from the climate conference in Durban, South Africa. So, when the Kyoto Protocol, which Canada signed in 1997, expires in 2012 Canada's participation in the...
  • The Death of the Kyoto Process Climate Change Negotiations

    10/18/2011 2:31:42 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 16 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | October 18th 2011 | Christian Schwägerl and Gerald Traufetter
    There seems little possibility that next month's climate summit in Durban will produce an emissions reduction agreement -- meaning the world will soon lack any binding CO2 targets. Europe may soon find itself alone in the fight against global warming. A climate catastrophe descended on the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin early last week. Politicians and diplomats from around the world were attending a conference to discuss how global warming will affect the world. They examined scenarios depicting how millions of people living in coastal areas could escape flooding, what will happen to the fishing and mineral rights of island...
  • Kyoto team suspends Romania from carbon market

    08/28/2011 10:56:02 AM PDT · by csvset · 16 replies
    France24 ^ | 28 August 2011 | Blade
    The Kyoto Protocol committee has blocked Romania from selling carbon credits over concerns about irregularities in the country's carbon emissions data, Romania's environment ministry said Sunday. In December, Romanian Environment Minister Laszlo Borbely said the country hoped to earn some 1.5 billion euros ($2.2 billion) from selling carbon offsets. But the committee that monitors Kyoto Protocol compliance decided to suspend Romania from the programme due to "irregularities observed" in Bucharest's 2010 greenhouse gas emissions data, the environment ministry statement said. The suspension has immediate affect, and Bucharest must put in place an "adequate" system for monitoring emissions before it can...
  • Coal Stops Global Warming?

    07/06/2011 4:47:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 6, 2011 | Staff
    Weather Science: Climate alarmists are now explaining away their failed predictions by claiming China's power plants emit sulfur dioxide that cancels out carbon dioxide emissions. So should we burn more coal? Among the emails unearthed during ClimateGate, when scientists working at or with Britain's Climate Research Unit conspired to "hide the decline" in global temperatures, is one from Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research to Michael Mann, inventor of the now-discredited "hockey stick" graph that purported to show sudden and dangerous man-induced temperature rise. Trenberth says: "Well, I have my own article on where the heck is...
  • It’s All Over: Kyoto Protocol Loses Four Big Nations

    05/30/2011 9:39:42 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | Anthony Watts
    Posted on May 29, 2011 by Anthony Watts Image: Sierra Club CompassSaturday, 28 May 2011 16:58 Agence France-Presse DEAUVILLE, France: Russia, Japan and Canada told the G8 they would not join a second round of carbon cuts under the Kyoto Protocol at United Nations talks this year and the US reiterated it would remain outside the treaty, European diplomats have said.The future of the Kyoto Protocol has become central to efforts to negotiate reductions of carbon emissions under the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, whose annual meeting will take place in Durban, South Africa, from November 28 to December...
  • NASA extinguishes global-warming fire

    02/03/2002 8:09:01 AM PST · by Ranger · 64 replies · 1,633+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/3/02 | Patrick Michaels
    <p>It really happened. The NASA scientist who lit the bonfire of the global warming vanities with his flamboyant congressional testimony 14 years ago, has turned the hose on its dying embers.</p> <p>There is now no reason for the Bush administration to give an inch on climate change. Sure, energy efficient technologies (like my Honda hybrid) are worth exploring. But there is absolutely no scientific reason for any expensive policy like the Kyoto Protocol on global warming. Mr. Bush led the world by being the first to walk away from Kyoto, and science has proven him correct.</p>
  • There’s always time for a global warming re-cap

    01/26/2011 5:32:08 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 7 replies
    Institutional memory being what it is these days, it’s always good to re-cap some global warming fundamentals. Lots of folks pick up arguments midstream after things have gone astray. Let’s go back to the beginning. In 1986, the United Nations, a political body representing governments, created the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Note, it is an inter-governmental panel. Not an inter-scientific panel. That’s probably why it set out to . . .
  • World Bank puts up €68m to avert post-Kyoto carbon market crash

    01/13/2011 6:34:38 PM PST · by wheresmyusa · 7 replies · 1+ views
    BusinessGreen.com ^ | 1/14/2011 | BusinessGreen Staff
    The World Bank has launched a €68m (Ł57m) pot of funding aimed at enabling carbon-cutting projects to keep selling UN-backed offsets after the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. A statement published by the bank yesterday said the second tranche of funding under its Umbrella Carbon Facility (UCFT2) was now operational, with Deutsche Bank, GDF SUEZ and the Swedish Energy Agency providing much of the money. The facility is already considering supporting 17 projects with the potential to reduce 26 megatons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from 2013 to 2018, and has also invited other...
  • Ghost Of Kyoto: Government Control By Any Means

    01/03/2011 10:21:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/3/11 | Dr. Tim Ball
    “I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem -and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?” Dwight D. Eisenhower. Driessen and Soon‘s article in New Year’s day CanadaFreePress (CFP) identifies the growing conflict as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tries to take control of energy in Texas. EPA is manipulating a completely unnecessary and scientifically unjustified control of energy and must be stopped. Fortunately, the Texas case is currently stayed by a court order, but EPA history is to do anything to achieve their goal.
  • The UN Meddling with Religion, Part 6: UN Climate Conference (COP16) Cancun, Nov./Dec. 2010

    12/24/2010 1:16:47 PM PST · by mikalasukala · 3 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | December 11, 2010 | Consigliere5
    UN Climate Conference (COP16) Cancun, Nov 29 - Dec 10, 2010According to this page: COP16 is the official name of the Cancun summit, which is the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The COP is the highest body of the UNFCCC and comprises environment ministers from 192 countries who have met once a year since the 1992 Earth summit in Rio de Janeiro.Once again, the UN brought together many "faith traditions" in the spirit of Religious Syncretism and Interfaith Dreams. And. They. Just. Won't. Ever. Stop. Not until Christianity has...
  • Eco-Diplomacy, The Chicago Way

    12/06/2010 6:11:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 6, 2010 | Staff
    International Relations: Leaked embassy dispatches show an America bribing some and threatening others to get support for a climate change accord, revealing just how weak the case for such a treaty really is. Sometimes it is worth seeing how the sausage — or in the case of climate change, the baloney — is made. While the WikiLeaks focus has been on the leaking of classified documents, the content of some of them is revealing. David Carrington in Britain's Guardian shows how the U.S., after failing to get a successor treaty to the failed Kyoto Protocol in Denmark, bribed, threatened and...
  • China calls for Kyoto Protocol extension

    12/06/2010 12:31:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Dec. 3, 2010, 4:43 p.m. EST | Ashley P. Lau, MarketWatch
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — A senior Chinese delegate on Friday urged his fellow international officials to extend the commitments of the environmental Kyoto Protocol, which is set expire in 2012 and has been a contentious issue at this week’s U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancún, Mexico. “If any balanced outcome can be produced in international climate change, there must be a continuation of KP,” said China’s Huikang Huang at a press conference in Cancún, in reference to the Kyoto Protocol. “There must be a second period. Without this element there will be no balance.” Huang’s comments come as the nearly...
  • Canada, Russia, Japan oppose extending Kyoto Protocol

    12/04/2010 1:14:20 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 14 replies
    CTV ^ | Dec. 4, 2010 | Staff
    CANCUN — Canada has reportedly aligned itself with Russia and Japan to block the extension of the Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012. UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says Canada is one of three countries among the 36 signatories that's opposed to extending their emission targets under the pact. The move by the Harper government has sparked criticism from environmentalists and opposition politicians, who argue Canada is now holding back talks at a climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico. Some Latin American countries say they will not accept the refusal by some developed countries to extend their binding emissions targets, and that...
  • Cancún climate talks in danger of collapse over Kyoto continuation

    12/03/2010 11:30:16 PM PST · by Cardhu · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | Saturday 4 December 2010 | John Vidal,
    The UN climate talks in Cancún were in danger of collapse last night after many Latin American countries said that they would leave if a crucial negotiating document, due to be released tomorrow, did not continue to commit rich countries to emissions cuts under the Kyoto Protocol. The Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (Alba) group of nine Latin American countries – who claim they are backed by African, Arab countries and other developing nations – said they were not prepared to see an end to the treaty that legally requires all of its signatories to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They...
  • Cancún climate change summit: Japan refuses to extend Kyoto protocol

    12/01/2010 6:28:46 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    guardian ^ | 1 December 2010 | John Vidal
    "Japan will not inscribe its target under the Kyoto protocol on any conditions or under any circumstances." The move came out of the blue for other delegations at the conference. "For Japan to come out with a statement like that at the beginning of the talks is significant," said one British official. "The forthrightness of the statement took people by surprise."
  • Kyoto like Global Warming proven to be a Fraud

    10/25/2010 6:48:29 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 10/25/10 | Alaphiah
    The EU is outsourcing its carbon emissions in order to claim that it has reduced its carbon emissions. So in essence EU states that it has progressed in meeting Kyoto protocol targets, yet those claims are offset by emissions from EU goods produced abroad where they have outsourced EU jobs to foreign countries where carbon emissions have increase by 40% (see storyand here) Now if the goal was to reduce carbon emissions, but the EU only transferred carbon emissions from their countries to other countries no matter where the carbon emanates from aren’t we still affected by carbon emission whether...
  • Kyoto Fraud Revealed

    10/17/2010 8:36:29 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The American Interest online ^ | 10/14/10 | Walter Russell Mead
    Posted on October 14th, 2010 Kyoto Fraud Revealed Walter Russell Mead Posted In: General When the idiotic Kyoto Protocol was put before the US Senate, 95 senators voted against this confused and destructive initiative on the grounds that, as designed, the measure would simply ship American jobs to China and other countries without reducing greenhouse gasses. For years, green activists have mourned and bemoaned the shortsightedness of the US. How could we sit out from something so noble, so planet saving, so wise as the sacred Kyoto Protocol? We have been listening to the green moral scolds for twenty years:...
  • Good side of UN snub

    10/13/2010 6:47:20 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 3 replies
    The Calgary Sun ^ | Lorrie Goldstein
    Let’s look at the potential bright side of Canada’s humiliating loss of a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council Tuesday to … wait for it … Portugal! Could this international slap in the face to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives — voting an economic basket case like Portugal onto the Security Council instead of us — finally knock some sense into the Tories on climate change? Face it, folks, the UN hates us. It really, really hates us. You can’t support Israel and condemn Hamas with this crowd and expect to come up smelling like roses....
  • Senator Kerry: Spain's failed green job program was an 'anomaly'

    06/15/2010 8:44:55 PM PDT · by paltz · 20 replies · 464+ views
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 6-15-10 | Kerry Picket
    I asked Senator Kerry about Spain’s own failed experience in the area of subsidizing alternative energy, and the Massachusetts Senator's response sounded similar to someone saying Marxism or Stalinism never succeeded, because it was never implemented correctly.
  • The Anti-Copenhagen

    05/24/2010 5:05:59 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 2 replies · 283+ views
    Frontpage.com ^ | May 24, 2010 | Rich Trzupek
    This week brought the Heartland Institute’s Fourth International Conference on Climate Change to Chicago. That may sound like last December’s climate conference in Copenhagen, but this gathering of scientists and policy-makers is unlike any other in the mad and often maddening world of global-warming debate. What separate’s Heartland’s gathering from the more famous Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s doom-fests is that Heartland’s conference actually features a diversity of opinions and conclusions. It’s science the way it ought to be. By and large, the mainstream media does it best to ignore the Heartland conference, since it’s far easier to dismiss something...
  • Are You Ready For Global Cooling?

    05/21/2010 5:37:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies · 1,243+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 21, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Staff
    Climate Science: Noted scientists at a Chicago climate conference declare that global warming is not only dead, but that the planet faces a big chill for decades to come. What about those frozen wind turbines? It's not exactly Copenhagen or Kyoto, but the 700 scientists attending the fourth International Conference on Climate Change, sponsored by the Heartland Institute, had some chilling news of their own in the most liberal sense. "Global warming is over — at least for a few decades," Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, told the gathering. "However, the bad news is that...
  • Travel Like a VIP on a Small Budget in Asia

    04/30/2010 12:29:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies · 583+ views
    Associated Content ^ | April 30 2010 | Alice Winters
    Rarely are currency exchange rates as good for the American dollar as that of Asian countries. In Asia, the American dollar carries a lot of clout and with the recent devaluation of the USD; it is a good thing that these countries offer an excellent trip for so little cost to Americans.
  • Kyoto Protocol in jeopardy: UN climate chief (Finally, something good in headlines)

    05/03/2010 2:07:19 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 5 replies · 346+ views
    breitbart ^ | 5/3/10
    The Kyoto Protocol is under threat and political leaders should no longer skirt core questions about its destiny, the UN's top climate official told environment ministers from around the world Monday. "The question is on everybody's mind but, unfortunately, on nobody's lips: what, in all honesty, is the future of the Kyoto Protocol?," Yvo de Boer asked more than three dozen ministers gathered near Bonn to brainstorm on climate. "It is your responsibility to take this thorny topic by the horn," said de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). After the failure of the...
  • The Greenpeace Militia (Green"Peace" blogger suggests illegal in-person action vs. opponents?)

    04/05/2010 11:57:45 AM PDT · by pogo101 · 5 replies · 466+ views
    Small Dead Animals blog ^ | April 4, 2010 | Small Dead Animals blog
    The climate fascists are getting restless...Emerging battle-bruised from the disaster zone of Copenhagen, but ever-hopeful, a rider on horseback brought news of darkness and light: "The politicians have failed. Now it's up to us. We must break the law to make the laws we need: laws that are supposed to protect society, and protect our future. Until our laws do that, screw being climate lobbyists. Screw being climate activists. It's not working. We need an army of climate outlaws." The proper channels have failed. It's time for mass civil disobedience to cut off the financial oxygen from denial and skepticism....
  • Here comes the next bubble -- carbon trading

    03/21/2010 3:46:46 AM PDT · by Clive · 8 replies · 585+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2010-03-19 | Jeremy Warner
    Forget CDOs and other inventions of the great credit bubble. That’s all old hat. Investment bankers are moving on to an area of securities trading that is potentially even more lucrative, and what’s more, even has a social value – saving the planet. Or supposedly so, anyway. I’ve long had my suspicions about the great carbon trading bubble, and I’ve had them pretty much confirmed by a brilliant article which has been drawn to my attention by one Mark Schapiro in Harper’s magazine. According to Mr Schapiro, carbon trading is now the fastest growing commodities market on earth. Since Kyoto...
  • Arizona Quits Climate Pact

    02/12/2010 4:18:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,690+ views
    Investors.com ^ | 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...
  • The 'Everyone else is doing it' canard

    02/10/2010 3:49:22 AM PST · by Scanian · 1 replies · 142+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2010 | Steve McGregor
    One of the most prevalent arguments used in favor of socialized medicine, revamping the 1993 Eligibility Law for military service, nuclear disarmament, and almost every other leftist issue--is the same argument we caution teenagers against: peer pressure. "Everyone else is doing it, why can't I?" is a phrase that seems to echo from adolescence and, thanks to our current President, throughout politics. I can almost picture Mrs. Soetoro asking the young Barack, during one of his formative four AM lectures, "if everyone else was jumping off a cliff..." In response to that adage, somehow he learned to say, "yes." During...
  • IPCC: International Pack of Climate Crooks

    02/03/2010 11:36:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 669+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 04, 2010 | Marc Sheppard
    Unquestionably the world’s final authority on the subject, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's findings and recommendations have formed the bedrock of literally every climate-related initiative worldwide for more than a decade. Likewise, virtually all such future endeavors -- be they Kyoto II, domestic cap-and-tax, or EPA carbon regulation, would inexorably be built upon the credibility of the same U.N. panel's "expert" counsel. But a glut of ongoing recent discoveries of systemic fraud has rocked that foundation, and the entire man-made global warming house of cards is now teetering on the verge of complete collapse. Simply stated, we've been swindled....
  • Bin Laden deplores climate change ["Global Warming" insanity meets Islamic terrorism]

    01/29/2010 2:05:32 AM PST · by free1977free · 98 replies · 2,888+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | Friday, January 29, 2010
    Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, has condemned the US and other industrial economies, holding them responsible for the phenomenon of climate change. In an audio tape obtained by Al Jazeera, bin Laden criticised George Bush, the former US president, for rejecting the Kyoto pact and condemned global corporations. "This is a message to the whole world about those responsible for climate change and its repercussions - whether intentionally or unintentionally - and about the action we must take," bin Laden said. "Speaking about climate change is not a matter of intellectual luxury - the phenomenon is an actual fact."...
  • United Nations' Climate Chief Must Go

    01/27/2010 5:50:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 646+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 27, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: If we're serious about restoring science to its rightful place, the head of the U.N.'s panel on climate change should step down. Evidence shows he quarterbacked a deliberate and premeditated fraud. The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been forced to back off its now-discredited claim that the Himalayan glaciers would soon disappear. But it's not true, the panel's vice chairman, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, told the BBC, that it was simply a "human mistake." The panel's chairman, Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, who was forced to admit the claim had no basis in observable scientific fact, said its...
  • (Obama's) Stimulating (Climate) Fraud

    01/19/2010 5:03:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies · 583+ views
    Investors.com ^ | 01/18/2010 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Hoaxes: With double-digit unemployment in a jobless recovery, half-a-million stimulus dollars have saved a ClimateGate scientist whose work could lead to economic disaster. To save this job, we'd lose millions of others. As we've gone from jobs saved or created to jobs funded in ZIP codes and congressional districts that don't exist except in galaxies far, far away, many interesting nuggets have been mined from the government's recovery.gov, which tracks the administration's lack of progress. It's one thing to fail to create real jobs. It is quite another to fund the jobs of people who would put millions of Americans...
  • U.S., China Step Forward In Climate Debate

    01/04/2010 4:12:10 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 2 replies · 204+ views
    NPR ^ | December 24th | Christopher Joyce
    (several paragraphs down, NPR lies about Europe/Kyoto) "It wasn't clear that anything could get done because some group of countries or some country was trying to hold up everything, which is why I think the approach of trying to do an accord with a small number of countries was probably the only way to have anything come out of this at all," she says. Even Europe, which has embraced the Kyoto scheme for emissions reductions, was not part of that small deciding group. "I personally believe that the Kyoto track under the U.N. is done for, nothing is going down...
  • To Denmark From Russia With Lies

    12/21/2009 4:27:37 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies · 492+ views
    Tea Party Nexus ^ | December 21, 2009 | Staff
    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.
  • Climate change summit leaves sceptical Russia cold

    12/19/2009 8:46:57 AM PST · by ricks_place · 9 replies · 480+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/19/2009 | Katia Moskvitch
    As President Dmitry Medvedev prepares to join talks to save the planet in Copenhagen, only a minority of Russians will be worrying much about the outcome. Climate change and the environment are not big issues for most Russians - and most of the time the government seems equally unconcerned. "Global warming, the Kyoto Protocol, cutting emissions, nuclear waste, incinerators - it might be a topic of discussion among Moscow's business elite, but the masses are nowhere near these issues. No-one's talking about them," said former Russian deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of the current Russian government. "There...
  • 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...