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  • Drop in world temperatures fuels global warming debate

    08/20/2009 6:50:11 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 73 replies · 2,605+ views
    McClatchy ^ | August 19, 2009 | Robert S. Boyd
    Has Earth's fever broken? Official government measurements show that the world's temperature has cooled a bit since reaching its most recent peak in 1998. That's given global warming skeptics new ammunition to attack the prevailing theory of climate change. The skeptics argue that the current stretch of slightly cooler temperatures means that costly measures to limit carbon dioxide emissions are ill-founded and unnecessary. Proposals to combat global warming are "crazy" and will "destroy more than a million good American jobs and increase the average family's annual energy bill by at least $1,500 a year," the Heartland Institute, a conservative research...
  • GAO: Electric Cars Won't Reduce Carbon Emissions

    07/10/2009 11:38:59 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 49 replies · 2,167+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | July 10, 2009
    The push for conversion to plug-in electric cars will do nothing to stop carbon emissions, a report by the GAO warns, throwing cold water on a push by Democrats to get more plug-ins on the road. In fact, the problem could be made worse as demand goes up at coal-fired electrical plants. Plus, the need for batteries may just have the US changing the dictators to which we’re chained, as IBD reports...
  • I Still Hate You, Sarah Palin - The Republicans bring a knife to a gunfight, and lose again.

    07/07/2009 7:19:50 AM PDT · by neverdem · 284 replies · 9,911+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 07, 2009 | David Kahane
    July 07, 2009, 4:00 a.m. I Still Hate You, Sarah PalinThe Republicans bring a knife to a gunfight, and lose again. By David Kahane One of the most terrifying moments of my political life came last summer at the Republican convention in St. Paul. No, I don’t mean seeing John McCain careering around the Xcel Energy Center like Eyegore in Young Frankenstein, his face frozen in a Lon Chaney Sr. rictus grin as he reached across the aisle to his erstwhile friends in the media and got his hand bitten off. Rather, I’m referring to the aftermath of Sarah...
  • The New Nuclear Revolution (WSJ Opinion by Bob Metcalfe)

    06/28/2009 5:56:47 AM PDT · by angkor · 46 replies · 1,368+ views
    Wall Street Journal Opinion ^ | June 24, 2009 | Bob Metcalfe
    After the Internet, the next big thing will be cheap and clean energy. Coal, oil and gas pollute and are increasingly expensive: We need alternatives. Because nuclear energy (stored among particles inside atoms) is millions of times more dense than chemical energy (stored among atoms in molecules), nuclear reactors belong high on our long list of energy alternatives. Nuclear energy is released during fission and fusion. During fission, large elements like uranium are split into smaller elements. During fusion, small elements like hydrogen are combined into larger elements. These two processes have occurred naturally since the beginning of time --...
  • Carbongate (Obama's EPA Cover-up)

    06/26/2009 6:07:35 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 63 replies · 6,753+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Climate Change: A suppressed EPA study says old U.N. data ignore the decline in global temperatures and other inconvenient truths. Was the report kept under wraps to influence the vote on the cap-and-trade bill? This was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever. Yet as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the largest tax increase in U.S. history on 100% of Americans, an attempt was made to suppress a study shredding supporters' arguments.
  • Source inside EPA confirms claims of science being ignored, suppressed, by top EPA management

    06/25/2009 8:13:07 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 6 replies · 537+ views
    WUWT ^ | 6/25/09
    Related story: Source inside EPA confirms claims of science being ignored, suppressed, by top EPA management by Richard Morrison, Competitive Enterprise Institute Washington, D.C., June 26, 2009—The Competitive Enterprise Institute is today making public an internal study on climate science which was suppressed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Internal EPA email messages, released by CEI earlier in the week, indicate that the report was kept under wraps and its author silenced because of pressure to support the Administration’s agenda of regulating carbon dioxide. The report finds that EPA, by adopting the United Nations’ 2007 “Fourth Assessment” report, is relying on...
  • House Democrats unsure of global warming bill's passage (cap and tax)

    06/25/2009 6:47:40 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 25 replies · 1,157+ views
    CNN Political Tracker ^ | June 25, 2009 | Evan Glass
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – House Democratic leaders are furiously lobbying their members and moderate Republicans to support a landmark energy bill in the face of resistance from some conservative members of their own party, and staunch opposition from the GOP — roadblocks that are making it difficult to find the 218 votes necessary to pass the measure, according to Democratic leadership aides. A vote on the Clean Energy and Security Act, which would restrict emissions of green house gases and require use of alternative energy in an effort to slow the effects of global warming, is scheduled for Friday. The legislation's...
  • EPA's own research expert 'shut up' on climate change

    06/24/2009 8:18:02 PM PDT · by Man50D · 13 replies · 1,062+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 24, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    Environmental Protection Agency officials have silenced one of their own senior researchers after the 38-year employee issued an internal critique of the EPA's climate change position. Alan Carlin, senior operations research analyst at the EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics, or NCEE, submitted his research on the agency's greenhouse gases endangerment findings and offered a fundamental critique on the EPA's approach to combating CO2 emissions. But officials refused to share his conclusion in an open internal discussion, claiming his research would have "a very negative impact on our office." His study was barred from circulation within the EPA and was...
  • The Accelerating Push to Criminalize the Right

    06/21/2009 5:16:26 AM PDT · by FromLori · 19 replies · 1,422+ views
    The New American recently warned that Americans who oppose policies emanating from Washington are being tarred as right-wing extremists and even potential terrorists by the Obama administration's Department of Homeland Security as well as by the New York Times and other liberal media organs. This push to demonize and even criminalize political dissent appears to be accelerating. Earlier this month, New York Times columnists Frank Rich and Paul Krugman wrote pieces laying the blame for the murder of an abortionist and a U.S. Holocaust Museum security guard at the foot of President Barack Obama's critics. Both have received figurative high-fives...
  • State Department Says China to Get U.S. Aid under New Climate Deal

    06/15/2009 4:41:07 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies · 884+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 15, 2009 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) - U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern said that there was “no question” that China would receive both financial and technological assistance from the United States as part of upcoming climate change talks to be conducted in Copenhagen, Denmark. “This is a developing country issue, which includes China,” Stern told reporters on Friday. “I think there is no question that a Copenhagen agreement is going to have to include mechanisms to provide the financial flows and technological assistance to developing countries.” The Copenhagen talks are part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), the...
  • We The People Stimulus Package.... (Buy a gun, you will need it !)

    06/10/2009 7:45:13 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 26 replies · 3,731+ views
    You Tube ^ | Bob Basso
    Subject: Have you seen this ?? This guy's video on youtube has been so popular that Obama called him personally. He said that he was very disturbed with the video and invited him to the White House.. Obama also said he wanted the White House to handle the Press and not to talk about the video or the White House visit. That's interesting. Watch it now. This may be the best six minutes invested in your future You may have to turn your Sound Control up some. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYscnFpEyA
  • How Much Should Poor Countries Be Paid To Fight Climate Change? ($140 billion annually)

    06/08/2009 12:23:46 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies · 841+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 8, 2009 | James Kanter
    What will it take to get developing nations to sign up to a global climate agreement? A critical part of the answer, it seems, is cold, hard cash. Wealthy nations are considering just how much poor countries should be paid to help combat global warming. Countries in poorer parts of the world like China and India are demanding that wealthier regions like the European Union and North America fund their efforts at developing clean energy technologies and help them adapt to the effects of climate change caused largely by accumulated emissions from the industrialized West. Money to fund these efforts...
  • MEEK PREZ ROLLS OVER & LETS FANATICS SET MUSLIM AGENDA

    06/05/2009 3:48:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 819+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 5, 2009 | Amir Taheri
    PRESIDENT Obama's "ad dress to the Muslim world" was a masterwork of equivocation and political naiveté. Let's start with a sentence buried within his text -- possibly in hopes that few might notice. With it, Obama effectively accepts Iran's nuclear ambitions. "No single nation should pick and choose which nations should hold nuclear weapons," he said. He wasn't prepared to go further than warning that an Iranian bomb could mark the start of a Middle East nuclear arms race. Unlike his previous statements, the Cairo speech didn't include the threat of any action -- not even further sanctions -- against...
  • Editorial: Cooling down with global-warming data

    06/01/2009 7:33:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 757+ views
    If fighting global warming may cost the economy $9.6 trillion and more than 1 million lost jobs by 2035, as the Heritage Foundation forecasts, it'd be a good idea to be sure there's a sound basis before making such a massive sacrifice. We've noted before that climate change is occurring as it always has, but the claim that man-made greenhouse gases will cause catastrophic temperature increases is based on questionable science and projections. Man's contribution to greenhouse gases is minuscule. There are some theories but no convincing proof that increased emissions cause increased temperature. Before devastating the economy to fix...
  • Climate change to claim 600,000 lives a year [The alternative is mass starvation, mass migration]

    05/28/2009 4:54:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 1,079+ views
    Climate change to claim 600,000 lives a year From correspondents in London Reuters May 29, 2009 09:30am CLIMATE change kills about 315,000 people a year through hunger, sickness and weather disasters, and the annual death toll is expected to rise to half a million by 2030. A study commissioned by the Geneva-based Global Humanitarian Forum, estimates that climate change seriously affects 325 million people every year, a number that will more than double in 20 years to 10 per cent of the world's population (now about 6.7 billion). Economic losses due to global warming amount to over $125 billion ($160...
  • Obama in L.A.: 'You ain't seen nothing yet'

    05/28/2009 8:46:47 AM PDT · by mmanager · 37 replies · 2,109+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/28/09 | Sam Youngman
    LOS ANGELES — Even as he conceded there is still much hard work to do, President Obama was in a boastful mood Wednesday night, telling a star-studded crowd at a fundraising dinner that he "would put these first four months up against any prior administration since FDR." The president, speaking to a dinner that included Hollywood A-listers like Kiefer Sutherland, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg, lauded the legislation he has signed since taking office but added that he is "not satisfied."
  • Pelosi appeals for China's help on climate change (Pelosi Nazi Quote Inside!)

    05/28/2009 5:42:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies · 1,163+ views
    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Beijing on Thursday to cooperate on climate change, calling a safe environment a basic human right.
  • A Closer Look at Climate Change

    05/25/2009 5:32:26 AM PDT · by libstripper · 17 replies · 1,132+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2009 | Mark W. Hendrickson
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is widely regarded in the media as the ultimate authority on climate change. Created by two divisions of the United Nations, and recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, its pronouncements are received as if they come down from Mount Olympus or Mount Sinai. The common presumption is that the IPCC has assembled the best scientific knowledge. Let’s take a closer look at this organization to see whether it merits such uncritical deference. The IPCC’s Feb. 2007 report stated: It is “very likely” that human activity is causing global warming. Why then, just...
  • EDITORIAL: Uncertain climate (Throwing cold water on The Post's warming story)

    05/24/2009 7:48:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 735+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/24/2009
    A person needn't be a buffoon or political hack to be skeptical of global warming. That would be news to The Washington Post's news desk, however. A Post article on May 19 falsely reported that there is a "consensus" among scientists and a growing portion of the American public that human carbon emissions are causing a dangerous, long-term increase in worldwide temperatures. The facts, overwhelmingly, show no such consensus. The Post's David A. Fahrenthold reported that Republican "warming skeptics" are becoming ever bolder on Capitol Hill even as "most" or a "consensus" of "scientists around the globe have rejected their...
  • New Study: Global Temperatures to Rise 9 Degrees by 2100

    05/22/2009 7:16:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies · 1,249+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 22, 2009
    A new study, which researchers have called "the most exhaustive end-to-end analysis of climate change impacts yet performed", predicts that global warming could be twice as bad as previous estimates had suggested. Published this month in the Journal of Climate, the MIT-based research found a 90% probability that worldwide surface temperatures will rise at least 9 degrees by 2100.
  • Banning the pickup truck

    05/21/2009 3:57:09 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 238 replies · 7,159+ views
    The Tuesday headline was clear: "Obama's new rules will transform U.S. auto fleet." The Associated Press picked it up from there: "Some soccer moms will have to give up hulking SUVs. Nearly everybody else will drive smaller cars, and more of them will run on electricity. The higher mileage and emissions standards set by the Obama administration on Tuesday, which begin to take effect in 2012 and are to be achieved by 2016, will transform the American car and truck fleet. "The new rules would bring new cars and trucks sold in the United States to an average of 35.5...
  • U.S. lawmakers reject nuclear in renewable power goal

    05/20/2009 1:20:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies · 1,432+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 20, 2009 | By Ayesha Rascoe
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supporters of nuclear power in the United States failed to win new breaks for the industry when a U.S. congressional panel on Wednesday voted down an amendment to a controversial climate change bill. Waxman argued that the bill was not discriminating against nuclear power, but that nuclear was not renewable energy because it requires uranium, a limited resource. Also, he said the renewable standard was aimed at promoting new power sources and technology. Republicans have blasted the legislation, warning that it could drastically curb the United States' economic growth by making U.S. companies less competitive internationally with...
  • U.S. to Offer New Mileage and Emission Standards

    05/18/2009 11:00:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 113 replies · 5,630+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 18, 2009 | John M. Broder
    The Obama administration will issue new national requirements for the emissions and mileage of cars and light trucks in an effort to end a long-running conflict among the states, the federal government and auto manufacturers, industry officials said Monday. President Obama will announce as early as Tuesday that he will combine California’s tough new auto-emissions rules with the existing corporate average fuel economy standard to create a single new national standard, the officials said. As a result, cars and light trucks sold in the United States will be roughly 30 percent cleaner and more fuel-efficient by 2016. The White House...
  • Global Warming Is Manageable -- if We're Smart (interview of Bjorn Lomborg)

    05/16/2009 5:37:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 1,508+ views
    Barron's ^ | May 18, 2009 | Gene Epstein
    Barron's: Bjorn, what do you think will be the outcome of the negotiations to curb global warming this December? Lomborg: The participating nations will again agree to spend quite a bit of money to cut carbon emissions and again achieve virtually nothing. We already tried that twice -- in Rio in 1992, and in Kyoto in 1997. Both of these treaties failed. We will see a lot of posturing, but presumably this isn't about having a lot of environmental ministries or even presidents and prime ministers come out and claim credit for making costly commitments that we won't be able...
  • IBD/TIPP Poll: Cap-And-Trade A No-Go Once Costs Are Factored In

    05/14/2009 7:29:38 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 865+ views
    <p>Other polls that ask Americans how they feel about a proposed "cap and trade" system to control pollution have tended to produce positive responses. But those surveys never seem to mention what such a system might cost. The latest IBD/TIPP Poll laid it all out in a somewhat lengthy question and drew a very different response: By nearly 3-to-1, Americans oppose a cap-and-trade system that, if opponents are correct, could add $800 to $1,200 per household to energy prices.</p>
  • Obama energy options may be long wait: Technology costly, scarce

    05/13/2009 4:33:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 30 replies · 1,731+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2009 | Amanda DeBard
    President Obama's plan to move quickly to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources relies on technology that analysts agree is neither affordable nor available on a commercial scale and won't be for many years to come. Expensive, small-scale pilot projects are under way that convert vegetation into fuel for cars and capture carbon dioxide before it is released into the air from coal-burning power plants. But these prototypes have not been proved at levels that would make even a dent in the U.S. appetite for fossil fuels, casting doubt on the viability of the president's plans. Still, the administration...
  • House Dems scale back plans to curb global warming

    05/12/2009 4:53:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1,043+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2009 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democratic leaders are scaling back their plans to cut the gases blamed for global warming and to transition the country to cleaner sources of energy. Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Henry Waxman of California announced Tuesday the outlines of a deal that they said would ensure the legislation will please both environmental and industry groups and have the support of moderate Democrats on the House Energy Committee.
  • Needed: a new name or better acronym for Tea Parties?? (very brief Vanity)

    05/11/2009 3:55:59 AM PDT · by NECAWA · 78 replies · 3,178+ views
    5/11/09 | self
    “TEA” in Tea Parties has been interpreted as standing for “Taxed Enough Already.” This is catchy and a clever linkage to the original Boston Tea Party. However it is such a narrow acronym that it seriously understates the scope of the current protest movement and lends credence to the left’s assertion that Tea Party protestors are just greedy rich people afraid they’ll have to pay a little more in taxes. The hundreds of thousands who are involved in today’s Tea Party movement are well informed Americans, deeply concerned about a host of issues beyond taxes: national security, socialization, corruption, voter...
  • Sending us back to 1875

    05/10/2009 5:35:32 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 20 replies · 1,005+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2009 | Joe L. Barton
    ...The president and his allies have decided that man-made carbon dioxide is a witch's brew that's killing the planet, and they think that just because the cap-and-trade cure stings doesn't mean we shouldn't have to swallow it. Their solution is embodied in the Henry A. Waxman-Edward J. Markey global warming legislation...Its proponents call it "back to the future." They're not kidding, either........you can test drive Waxman-Markey by sailing down to Haiti, because current CO2 emissions are where Waxman-Markey wants America's to be in 2050. Radical environmentalists think such a CO2 level will be heaven on Earth, but the place that...
  • Drill, Ivan, Drill

    05/08/2009 3:55:43 PM PDT · by euram · 74 replies · 2,034+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 05-07-09 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    As Palin pointed out to Salazar, the USGS assessment "estimates that Arctic Alaska has mean technically recoverable resources of approximately 30 billion barrels of oil, 6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids and 221 trillion cubic feet of conventional natural gas."