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  • Campaigning With Hillary Clinton, Al Gore Warns of 'Climate Catastrophe' and Third-Party Risks

    10/11/2016 3:12:50 PM PDT · by yoe · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2016 | Liz Kreutz Josh Haskell
    (Rest of Headline: and Third-Party Risks)[snip]“When it comes to the most urgent issue facing our country and the world, the choice in this election is extremely clear,” Gore told the crowd at Miami Dade University. “Hillary Clinton will make solving the climate crisis a top national priority. Her opponent based on the ideas that he has presented would take us towards a climate catastrophe.”
  • Bill Clinton 'Rape' Hecklers Interrupt Obama, Hillary After Infowars Offer (Deplorables)

    10/12/2016 4:40:26 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 33 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 12, 2016 | Alastair Jamieson and Frank Thorp V
    Multiple hecklers shouting "Bill Clinton is a rapist" interrupted President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at separate rallies after a pro-Trump radio host offered a cash reward to anyone carrying out such a stunt. Three separate protesters disrupted Hillary Clinton's election campaign rally with Al Gore in Miami, while three others — including two wearing "Bill Clinton rapist" T-shirts — cut into Obama as he addressed a crowd in North Carolina.
  • Clinton brings in Gore as closer on climate change

    10/11/2016 5:54:37 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 10/11/16 | Kathleen Hennessey and Catherine Lucey
    Al Gore laid out the environmental stakes of the presidential race in stark terms during a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton Tuesday, arguing that electing her opponent would lead to “climate catastrophe.”
  • BREAKING: HIllary and Al Gore Interrupted by “Bill Clinton Is Rapist!” Protester (Video)

    10/11/2016 3:08:21 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 11, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Video- Hillary Clinton and Al Gore held a small rally in Miami, Florida today. A protester interrupted Hillary Clinton screaming, “Bill Clinton is a rapist!”
  • Estimate How Many in Audience at Hillary & ManBearPig Speech in Miami

    10/11/2016 12:40:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 129 replies
    Self | October 11, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Hillary is now speaking with ManBearPig at Miami-Dade College in Kendall, Florida. You can watch it HERE yet amazingly even though this is the busiest of feeds, LESS than 500 watching now. Compare that to Trump speeches which have over 20,000 watching on just one feed. Anyway, your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to estimate the paltry crowd size at this speech. Hillary started right off claiming that there was an overflow crowd. Really? And how small was this venue?
  • Al Gore to appear in hurricane-battered Florida to rally millennials for Clinton

    10/10/2016 6:27:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    WAPO ^ | Oct. 9, 2016 | Juliet Eilperin
    Can former vice president Al Gore, who hasn’t been on the ballot in a decade and a half, persuade young voters to back Hillary Clinton by appearing in hurricane-battered South Florida? He and the Democratic presidential nominee will start testing this proposition Tuesday afternoon, when the two appear together at Miami Dade College. The location has plenty of symbolic importance — the area has not only just been battered by Hurricane Matthew, it is also a part of the country most vulnerable to sea-level rise and in the state where Green Party candidate Ralph Nader helped derail Gore’s 2000 presidential...
  • Obama: Paris Climate Accord Best Possible Shot to 'Save' Planet

    10/05/2016 2:02:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | NBCNews and Reuters
    A sweeping global agreement to combat climate change by shifting the world economy away from fossil fuels will take force next month after passing a threshold for ratification on Wednesday with support from European nations. President Obama, speaking from the Rose Garden, called the "Paris Agreement" potentially a "turning point" for our planet. "This gives us the best possible shot to save the one planet we've got," Obama said. Addressing climate change has been a core goal for the president and netting the Paris climate deal is considered a critical part of his environmental policy legacy. "One the reasons I...
  • Al Gore To Hit Campaign Trail For Clinton

    10/05/2016 8:12:50 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 81 replies ^ | 10/05/16
    Former Vice President Al Gore will soon hit the trail on behalf of Hillary Clinton, with the campaign likely announcing his emergence on Wednesday, two Democrats familiar with the move confirmed to POLITICO. ... Gore endorsed Clinton in July, as the Democratic National Convention was getting underway, saying the "global climate crisis" inspired him, in part, to throw his support behind the former secretary of state. "I am not able to attend this year’s Democratic convention, but I will be voting for Hillary Clinton," Gore wrote in the first of a series of three tweets
  • Al Gore to campaign for Clinton, hoping to galvanize young voters on climate change

    10/05/2016 5:36:46 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 4 | Juliet Eilperin
    Former vice president Al Gore will start campaigning for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to individuals briefed on the plan, in an effort to mobilize young voters who see climate change as a key issue. The decision by Gore to plunge into the campaign during the final weeks shows the extent to which Democrats remain concerned that Clinton has yet to connect with many millennials, some of whom are backing third-party candidates this year.
  • A President Trump could wreck progress on global warming

    10/04/2016 8:21:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies
    WAPO ^ | Oct. 4, 2016 | Editorial Board
    IT TOOK global negotiators a quarter-century to strike the Paris climate agreement, an international accord aimed at slowing global warming. The agreement represents the best hope for a world in which no one country acting alone can do enough to fight this global threat. Donald Trump could destroy the agreement with a stroke of a pen, and with it any hope that the world will keep the planet’s temperature within the boundaries scientists say are safe. The Paris deal represents a major U.S. commitment, but it is not a treaty with the force of law. President Obama submitted the U.S....
  • Enjoy Earth While It Lasts: Atmospheric Carbon Levels Pass the Point of No Return (RUH ROH!)

    09/29/2016 7:03:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 9/28/2016 | Mac McCann
    The bad news: Earth's climate change problem just passed a point of no return. Atmospheric carbon levels have passed 400 parts per million, and they won't return to more environment-friendly levels "ever again for the indefinite future." The good news? Oh, wait, no. Sorry. We're pretty screwed. Carbon dioxide just hit its annual minimum at Mauna Loa Observatory and failed to dip below 400 ppm — Climate Central (@ClimateCentral) September 28, 2016 We already knew it was bad. After all, in the last 20 years, humanity destroyed 1.27 million square miles—10 percent—of the Earth's wilderness. Climate change has "devastated"...
  • Al Gore May Bring Raw Animal Magnetism To Hillary’s Campaign

    09/16/2016 9:36:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 94 replies ^ | Sep. 16, 2016 | Jim Treacher
    For a while there, the polls were all wrong because they said Donald Trump was losing. But now the polls are saying that Trump and Clinton are fleshy, wrinkled neck and fleshy, wrinkled neck. Now we can all start trusting the polls again. Whew! I don’t want to say Hillary is panicking, because who knows if she’s even conscious right now. But it sounds like her campaign is trying to regain the lead by bringing in some star power. Somebody the American people cherish. Somebody like President of the Environment Al Gore.
  • Storm Hermine's damage fueled by global warming, scientists say

    09/04/2016 8:03:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies ^ | Sep. 4, 2016 | Guardian staff and agencies
    Storm surges pushed by Hermine, the once and future hurricane that on Sunday was moving up the US eastern seaboard, could be even more damaging because sea levels have risen by a foot due to global warming, climate scientists say.Michael Mann of the Pennsylvania State University noted that this century’s one-foot sea-level rise in New York City meant 25 more square miles flooded during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, causing billions more in damage. “We are already experiencing more and more flooding due to climate change in every storm,” said Michael Oppenheimer, a geosciences professor at Princeton University. “And it’s only...
  • Louisiana Flood of 2016 and the Yangtze River Flood of 1931 Not Caused by Climate Change

    08/18/2016 6:12:29 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/16 | Dr. ileana Johnson Paugh
    The facts that natural disasters occur for reasons other than global warming, such as oceanic currents and underwater volcanic eruptions, are inconvenient details for the environmental/green growth agenda The severe flooding in Louisiana, the result of torrential rain, the location of Baton Rouge below the sea level, and those proverbial levies that did not hold after the disaster of Katrina, destroyed 40,000 homes and 30,000 people and 1,000 pets had to be rescued. The New York Times published a story immediately, “Flooding in the South Looks a Lot Like Climate Change,” blaming the flood on the global warming hoax created...
  • Physicist Predicts Global Cooling, Warming Alarmists Want Research ‘Silenced’

    08/13/2016 9:29:23 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Trey Sanchez
    Global warming alarmists resist any science that doesn’t toe their line, and one physicist in the UK is speaking out about how her research on global cooling is ruffling their feathers. Northumbria University at Newcastle Professor Valentina Zharkova has been researching what she believes are indicators of a coming period of global cooling. According to The Washington Times, her research, “Irregular heartbeat of the Sun driven by double dynamo” was presented in July at the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno, Wales and also posted to the website of The Royal Astronomical Society: Her sunspot modeling indicates a reduced solar magnetic...
  • Genetic testing on animals in Germany tripled over decade

    08/10/2016 6:41:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies ^ | 10 Aug 2016 11:30 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    A new study reveals that genetic manipulation of mice, rats, cows and pigs has increased threefold since 2004. Between 2004 and 2013, the number of tests conducted using genetically modified animals in Germany nearly tripled, according to reports by Funke Mediengruppe, citing a study by research group Testbiotech, which investigates the “consequences of genetic engineering”. In total nearly 950,000 animals, mainly mice and rats, were genetically tested in 2013 alone — one third of all animals on which scientific testing was conducted during that year in Germany. …
  • The world's first website went online 25 years ago today

    08/06/2016 11:25:41 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | August 6, 2016 | By Cara McGoogan
    Today marks the 25 anniversary of Sir Tim Berners-Lee launching the first website CREDIT: AP On this day 25 years ago the world's first website went live to the public. The site, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a basic text page with hyperlinked words that connected to other pages.Berners-Lee used the public launch to outline his plan for the service, which would come to dominate life in the twenty-first century."The WWW project merges the techniques of information retrieval and hypertext to make an easy but powerful global information system," said Berners-Lee on the world's first public website. "The project...
  • U.S. Hits Record 129 Months Since Last Major Hurricane Strike

    07/25/2016 8:31:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 7/25/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    No major hurricane has made landfall in the continental United States for a record-breaking 129 months, according to data going back to 1851 compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The last major hurricane to make landfall on the continental United States was Hurricane Wilma, which slammed into Florida on Oct. 24, 2005--129 months ago. The 2016 hurricane season--which officially opened on June 1 and ends on November 30--is expected to be “near normal”, with more hurricane activity than last year’s “below normal” season.
  • Fire And Ice - Volcanoes, Not CO2, Melt West Antarctic

    12/10/2013 4:42:46 PM PST · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 10, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Junk Science: Researchers have discovered a chain of smoldering active volcanoes under the West Antarctic ice sheet — which happens to be the ice sheet that climate hysterics say is proof of man-caused global warming. The 2004 science fiction movie "The Day After Tomorrow" — and the operative word here is "fiction" — opened with a portion of the West Antarctic ice sheet shearing off as a prelude to planetary doom. But if the researchers depicted in the film had looked deep into the widening crevice, they might have noticed a string of active volcanoes lurking under nearly a mile...
  • 10 Years Later, Al Gore Says His Film ‘Underestimated’ Global Warming

    05/21/2016 6:53:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 72 replies ^ | 5/21/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore told The Hollywood Reporter his 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth” actually underestimated how serious global warming would be — despite all the patently false predictions he made in the film. “I wish the film had over-estimated the seriousness of the crisis, but unfortunately it actually underestimated how serious it is,” Gore told THR in an interview Thursday, just days before the 10th anniversary of his film. [dcquiz] “But on the positive side, solutions are now being developed so quickly that there is real cause for hope and optimism,” Gore said. Gore’s 2006 film claimed global...
  • Genghis Khan the GREEN: Invader killed so many people that carbon levels plummeted

    01/15/2013 9:54:45 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1/25/11
    Genghis Khan has been branded the greenest invader in history - after his murderous conquests killed so many people that huge swathes of cultivated land returned to forest. The Mongol leader, who established a vast empire between the 13th and 14th centuries, helped remove nearly 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere, claims a new study.
  • 'Sleeping giant' glacier may lift seas two metres: study

    05/18/2016 5:31:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 137 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/16 | Marlowe Hood
    Paris (AFP) - A rapidly melting glacier atop East Antarctica is on track to lift oceans at least two metres, and could soon pass a "tipping point" of no return, researchers said Wednesday. To date, scientists have mostly worried about the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets as dangerous drivers of sea level rise. But the new study, following up on earlier work by the same team, has identified a third major threat to hundreds of millions of people living in coastal areas around the world. "I predict that before the end of the century the great global cities of...
  • Al Gore: TV News on Extreme Weather ‘Like a Nature Hike Through Book of Revelation’

    05/07/2016 8:48:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies ^ | May 6, 2016 | Penny Starr
    ( – Former Vice President Al Gore said on Thursday that the news reports of extreme weather, which he believes is caused by climate change, is like the end days described in the Bible’s New Testament’s Book of Revelation.“The climate-related extreme weather events – and I won’t go through all of them – but every night on the television news now is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation,” Gore said at the Climate Action 2016 summit in Washington, D.C.
  • Al Gore: Solving ‘Climate Crisis’ Will ‘Save the Future of Civilization’

    05/05/2016 10:22:42 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 5, 2016 | Penny Starr
    ( – Former Vice President Al Gore said on Thursday that solving what he called the “climate crisis” would not only help the U.S. and global economy but could save civilization itself. Speaking at the Climate Action 2016 summit in Washington, D.C., Gore said the “Number One threat to the global economy is the climate crisis,” which also threatens the U.S. economy, and that turning that around requires investment in the right kind of infrastructure here and abroad. In the United States, Gore called for “physical stimulus in a coordinated way aimed at infrastructure that the country needs, which means...
  • Icegate: Now NSIDC Caught Tampering With Climate Records

    04/28/2016 2:42:53 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2016 | James Delingpole
    You’ve read about the climate fraud committed ‘on an unbelievable scale’ by the shysters at NASA. You’ve read about how NOAA overestimated US warming by 50 percent. Now it’s NSIDC’s turn to be caught red-handed fiddling the data and cooking the books.

    04/19/2016 11:31:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    AP ^ | April 19, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth's record monthly heat streak has hit 11 months in a row - a record in itself. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that March's average global temperature of 54.9 degrees (12.7 degrees Celsius) was not only the hottest March, but continues a record streak that started last May.
  • AG Lynch: DOJ Has Discussed Whether to Pursue Civil Action Against Climate Change Deniers

    03/09/2016 6:37:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/9/16 | melanie hunter
    .....Loretta Lynch acknowledged Wednesday that there have been discussions within the Department of Justice about possibly pursuing civil action against so-called climate change deniers.
  • The Future of Epic Blizzards in a Warming World (BS Alert!)

    01/24/2016 3:07:01 AM PST · by samtheman · 38 replies ^ | January 22, 2016 | Andrea Thompson
    As the planet warms because of excess heat trapped by human-emitted greenhouse gases, the atmosphere can hold more moisture.
  • Al Gore Invents The Internet: This Week In Tech History

    01/12/2016 12:33:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 11, 2016 | Gil Press
    January 11, 1994 The Superhighway Summit is held at UCLA's Royce Hall. It was the "first public conference bringing together all of the major industry, government and academic leaders in the field [and] also began the national dialogue about the Information Superhighway and its implications." The conference was organized by Richard Frank of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Jeffrey Cole and Geoffrey Cowan, the former co-directors of UCLA's Center for Communication Policy. The keynote speaker was Vice President Al Gore who said: "We have a dream for…an information superhighway that can save lives, create jobs and give...
  • Obama slams Trump, critics on global warming

    12/06/2015 6:11:33 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 12/6/2015 | unknown
    President Barack Obama fired back at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump shortly after the GOP presidential candidate blasted Obama’s claim that global warming was one of the greatest threats to the United States. Obama smirked when “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell reminded Obama Trump was the Republican frontrunner. And Obama laughed when O’Donnell told him about Trump’s declaration that Obama had made “one of the dumbest statements I’ve ever heard in politics.” Obama replied, “Well, you know, Mr. Trump should run back a tape recorder on some of the stuff he’s said,” and he and O’Donnell chortled. Obama also took...
  • Climate skepticism is just bad science: "There is no cohesive, consistent alternative theory.."

    12/06/2015 1:40:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Salon ^ | December 5, 2015 | Michael Shermer
    Climate skepticism is just bad science: "There is no cohesive, consistent alternative theory to human-caused global warming" At some point in the history of all scientific theories, only a minority of scientists-or even just one-supported them, before evidence accumulated to the point of general acceptance. The Copernican model, germ theory, the vaccination principle, evolutionary theory, plate tectonics and the big bang theory were all once heretical ideas that became consensus science. How did this happen? An answer may be found in what 19th-century philosopher of science William Whewell called a 'consilience of inductions." For a theory to be accepted, Whewell...
  • “A New Heavy Icebreaker Is Essential” Claim Great Lakes Senators

    11/22/2015 11:55:50 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    gCaptain ^ | November 22, 2015 | John Konrad
    United States Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security calling for robust funding in the fiscal year 2016 appropriations legislation for the U.S. Coast Guard to design and build a new heavy icebreaker for the Great Lakes regio
  • Al Gore hosting climate telethon from Paris' Eiffel Tower

    11/13/2015 4:30:46 PM PST · by bigdaddy45 · 63 replies
    PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is hosting a 24-hour live webcast from the foot of the Eiffel Tower to drum up attention for this month's international climate summit in Paris. Gore, who helped negotiate the 1997 climate treaty that failed to control global warming, will host the round-the-clock event that includes musical performances by Elton John, Duran Duran and others. Other concerts will be broadcast from locations around the globe, from Rio de Janeiro to Miami, Sydney and Cape Town.
  • EPA Recruits Youth to Promote Climate Change Agenda

    10/26/2015 11:17:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 10/26/2015 | Penny Starr
    – In a video posted on YouTube, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking youth to join a work group [1] of “youth climate justice leaders.” “Today, young people are leading the charge for climate action, spreading knowledge and finding solutions to propel our nation toward a climate resilient future,” Mustafa Santiago Ali, senior advisor on environmental justice, said in the video. “That’s why for the first time ever EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council will form a work group of up to 15 youth climate justice leaders,” Ali said. “Their recommendations will help EPA develop strategies to combat climate change...
  • Global Climate Sham.The Argument Is Over?Yet They Wont Name A Nation In Dire Straights.

    09/26/2015 5:39:48 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 21 replies
    Every time we hear the likes of Obama and Kerry adamantly declare that Global Warming and Global Climate is real, they still never point out an example. It's beyond laughable at this point. The leftist leaders keep insisting that we are experiencing global warming/climate change as we speak, yet they never say where! Is Italy or Great Britain under water? Has either pole melted? are all countries along the equator on fire or so hot that we are having mass evacuations? God! we just can't wait for November and El Nino to come. Lets see them blame the upcoming vicious...
  • Uh huh – New studies say global warming could trigger an ice age

    09/11/2015 12:55:29 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 117 replies ^ | 11SEP2015 | Robert Felix
    “Scientists fear ‘Day After Tomorrow’ climate change,” shouts the headline on MSNBC. According to two new studies, global warming could (supposedly) shut down ocean circulation. This could drop vast stretches of Asia into drought and expose the entire Northern Hemisphere to severe ice and snow. “This change would be sudden and sharp enough to roil civilization—happening in as little as three years and resulting in as much as an 18-degree Fahrenheit drop in average temperatures,” says this article by Tony Dokoupil. Dokoupil tells the story of Jud Partin, a geophysicist at the University of Texas, who gathered new geological data...
  • How Climate Change is Behind the Surge of Migrants to Europe

    09/07/2015 9:08:54 AM PDT · by cp124 · 55 replies
    Time ^ | 9/7/2016 | cp124
    Even as Europe wrestles over how to absorb the migrant tide, experts warn that the flood is likely to get worse as climate change becomes a driving factor. More than 10,000 migrants and refugees traveled to Western Europe via Hungary over the weekend, fleeing conflict-ravaged and impoverished homelands in the hope of finding a more secure life abroad. Even as Europe wrestles over how to absorb the new arrivals, human rights activists and migration experts warn that the movement is not likely to slow anytime soon. Intractable wars, terror and poverty in the Middle East and beyond will continue to...
  • Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

    07/25/2015 12:27:05 PM PDT · by crusty old prospector · 68 replies
    The U. K. Telegraph ^ | July 25, 2015 | Robert Mendick
    A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few months. Professor Peter Wadhams said he feared being labelled a “looney” over his suspicion that the deaths of the scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence. But he insisted the trio could have been murdered and hinted that the oil industry or else sinister government forces might be implicated. The three scientists he identified - Seymour Laxon and Katherine Giles, both climate change scientists at University College London, and Tim Boyd of...
  • Salon Blogger: 'It's Time to Draft Al Gore'

    07/18/2015 7:31:56 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 18, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    He's tanned. He's rested. He's ready. Al Gore 2016! Wha-what? It's the premise of Salon blogger Sean Illing which reflects a growing realization among the left that Hillary Clinton is a fatally flawed candidate. Okay, fine, but is Al Gore really the best alternative they can come up with? Illing makes the case for Gore but leaves out a few fatal flaws about Mr. Global Warming.  First let us watch Illing bemoan the candidacy of Hillary and why Bernie Sanders does not fit the bill as a replacement:
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Weather Channel Confronts Republicans on Climate Change

    06/12/2015 7:48:08 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 74 replies
    Slate ^ | 6/12/2015 | Eric Holthaus
    On Wednesday, the Weather Channel launched a dramatic campaign it says is intended to help shift the climate change conversation from science to solutions. The series of short videos, called Climate 25, is surprisingly political for a venue like the Weather Channel, and most are aimed at making the case for urgent action from a conservative, Republican angle. Among the featured speakers are U.S. Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby (Ret.); Henry Paulson, a former CEO of Goldman Sachs who served as secretary of the treasury under President George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009; and Paul Polman, the CEO of...
  • Obama to warn that climate change means more intense hurricanes

    05/28/2015 7:38:05 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 57 replies
    AP ^ | 05/28/2015
    <p>MIAMI — President Barack Obama is using his annual hurricane briefing to warn that climate change will make these storms more intense and damaging.</p> <p>Obama is getting the briefing on the hurricane season during a visit Thursday (May 28) to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.</p>
  • Obama Recasts Climate Change as a More Far-Reaching Peril

    05/20/2015 3:40:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    .....Obama will use a commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut on Wednesday to cast his push for urgent action to combat climate change as a national security imperative, arguing that the warming of the planet poses an “immediate risk” to the United States....
  • Water fleas genetically adapt to climate change

    05/11/2015 11:26:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The water flea has genetically adapted to climate change. Biologists from KU Leuven, Belgium, compared 'resurrected' water fleas—hatched from 40-year-old eggs—with more recent specimens. The project was coordinated by Professor Luc De Keester from the Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. The water flea Daphnia is a zooplankton organism that is typically found in shallow ponds and lakes. Under normal circumstances, water fleas reproduce asexually: they clone themselves. But in difficult living conditions - during food shortages or heat waves, for instance - they switch to a different type of procreation: they mate and lay dormant eggs. As the...
  • PETA slams Al Gore for ‘hypocrisy and sheer laziness’ for not limiting festival food to vegan only

    04/26/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 26, 2015 | Kyle Blaine
    PETA is demanding to know: Why won’t Al Gore’s climate change music festival go vegan? On stage at Davos this year, Gore and Pharrell Williams announced the return of the Live Earth music festival — a concert series meant to raise awareness of climate change. And now the animal rights group is demanding each of the concerts exclusively serve vegan products, arguing that Gore’s own group touts the benefits of giving up meat to reduce greenhouse gas production. In a series of emails obtained by BuzzFeed News, representatives from PETA repeatedly ask Live Earth’s organizers if they plan to serve...
  • Claim: Arctic and Antarctic will melt “in the next decade”

    04/12/2015 8:19:09 AM PDT · by Signalman · 75 replies
    WUWT ^ | 4/11/2015 | Eric Worral
    Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry Maurie Trewhella, of Victoria University (Australia), has just made a stunning claim about global warming, in a letter to the editor. According to Trewhella; Ian Dunlop’s warning (Comment, 7/4) is especially sobering. The slowing of atmospheric temperature rise over the past 15 years or so, used by climate change sceptics to debunk the work of the IPCC, is, on the contrary, evidence that the solar energy delivered to the Earth is being absorbed by the oceans. The Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets are acting as giant dampers to contain temperature rise in the oceans. When...
  • Founder of Greenpeace Destroys Al Gore and Global Warming

    03/22/2015 3:24:55 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    Joe For America ^ | 03-22-2015 | Scott Osborn
    Boy… is Al Gore gonna be mad now! The founder of Greenpeace just wrote the best argument against the false narrative of Man-Made Climate Change I have ever seen!
  • Ferry trapped in ice off Nova Scotia since Wednesday with 40 aboard

    03/20/2015 10:53:07 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    Banger Daily News ^ | March 20, 2015 | CBC News
    Forty passengers are still stuck aboard the MV Blue Puttees in the ice off Cape Breton. The Marine Atlantic ferry, which connects Nova Scotia to Newfoundland, has been there since Wednesday afternoon. The Louis S. St-Laurent — the largest icebreaker in the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet — has been trying to remove the vessel but so far hasn’t had any luck. “The ice is so pressurized and thick right now in that area they are unable to get through the ice as well. ...” Marine Atlantic spokesperson Darrell Mercer said. “This year, [ice] moved in early to mid-February, and it...