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  • Newt Gingrich vs. Mitt Romney: Comparing Conservative ‘Products of Work’

    04/22/2012 3:46:58 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    GulagBound.com ^ | January 30, 2012 | PolitiJim
    It is terrible that conservatives are out there distorting the records of each candidate. Or worse passing along wrong information without checking facts. All of them have qualifications and disqualifications. But can we get away from what they say they will do and compare what they actually did when they were afforded governing power? I was talking to a nationally published conservative author and speaker today who had absolutely no clue that Newt Gingrich gave the “keynote” rebuttal AGAINST Al Gore on Cap and Trade legislation. This is a travesty not just of conservative media, but those we surround ourselves...
  • Abramoff accuses Newt Gingrich of 'corruption.' Really.

    11/16/2011 11:34:29 PM PST · by federal__reserve · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/16/11 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Gregory asked Abramoff - who finished a jail stint over a year ago on influence-peddling charges and has been promoting his recently-published book - about the strategic counseling fee of over $1 million that was paid to Newt Gingrich by housing giant Freddie Mac. "What do you make of all that?" Gregory asked. Abramoff replied, "This is exactly what I'm talking about. People who come to Washington who have public service and they cash in on it. And they use their public service and their access to make money, and unfortunatley Newt Gingrich is one of them who have done...
  • 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...
  • NOAA's Ministry Of Propaganda

    02/09/2010 5:02:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 840+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 9, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Hoaxes: Despite failures at Copenhagen, the fraud of the IPCC and the farce of Climate-gate, the administration wants an agency to monitor climate change. Why must we fund one-stop shopping for climate charlatans? As the climate freezes, there's no freeze on federal employment that will grow even more with the establishment of a new agency, the Climate Service office. The new agency was announced Monday by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This ministry of climate change propaganda will operate in tandem with NOAA's National Weather Service and National Ocean...
  • 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...
  • Will Californians Repeal Cap-And-Trade?

    01/15/2010 5:33:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 903+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 15, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Regulations: A California legislator pushes a November ballot initiative to free the state from the job-killing shackles of a 2006 law designed to fight climate change. The other choice is freezing in the unemployment line. At last report, California's unemployment rate was 12.3%, with 2.25 million residents looking for work. So one would assume the first rule of holes would apply — when you're in one, stop digging. Yet there was Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger touting his state's green initiatives in Copenhagen as California barrels toward full implementation of its own version of job-killing cap-and-trade. "The desire and hope and desperate...
  • Five Decades Of Cooling Ahead

    12/24/2009 3:44:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 86 replies · 4,041+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 24, 2009 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Climate Change: A peer-reviewed study by a respected Canadian physicist blames the interplay of cosmic rays and chlorofluorocarbons for 20th-century warming. The CFCs are now gone, and so is warming — perhaps for the next 50 years. Much of the nation got a white Christmas this year, some in unprecedented quantities. A record-breaking storm deposited 12 to 30 inches of snow in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Many places set records for the most snow in a single December day as more than 50% of the U.S. was covered by the white stuff. Scientists (and here we use the word...
  • 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...
  • Palin Vs. Arnold: Terminating California

    12/17/2009 5:37:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,929+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Leadership: Alaska's ex-governor asks a question we'd like answered: Why is California's current governor pushing the same policies in Copenhagen that helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment? The movie series that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name involved cyborgs traveling through time to alternately try to destroy or save one John Connor, who would grow up to be the leader of the resistance against a race of machines that ruled the planet. Prominent in the series was his tough cookie of a mom, Sarah Connor. Another Sarah has taken the lead in another resistance against another group...
  • Palin Vs. Gore: Oceans Apart

    12/14/2009 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 2,002+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 14, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: The Alaskan governor who knew polar bears weren't endangered says the planet isn't either and challenges the oracle of climate change. Al Gore says despite the CRU e-mails, the situation is of the utmost gravity. In a Dec. 9 Washington Post op-ed, Sarah Palin noted that the Climate-gate e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia "reveal that leading climate 'experts' deliberately destroyed records, manipulated data to 'hide the decline' in global temperatures and tried to silence their critics from publishing in peer-reviewed journals." This did not sit well with Gore. "The entire North...
  • NASA-Gate (Space Agency's Own Climategate)

    12/07/2009 6:55:13 AM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 1,484+ views
    National Center For Policy Analysis ^ | December 7, 2009 | Staff
    What's become known as "Climategate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors. "I assume that what is there is highly damaging," says Horner, who suspects, based on the public record, the same type of data fudging, manipulation and suppression that has occurred at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU)....
  • NASA-Gate

    12/04/2009 5:28:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies · 3,082+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 4, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Science: For two years, our space agency has refused Freedom of Information requests on why it has repeatedly corrected its climate figures. A leading researcher threatens to sue to find more inconvenient truths. What's become known as "Climate-Gate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his FOI requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors. "I assume that what is there is highly...
  • Boxer, Holdren Defend Motley CRU

    12/03/2009 5:31:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,645+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Warming Scandal: Despite the incriminating e-mails, administration science adviser John Holdren still thinks man causes global warming. And Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks it's the whistle-blowers who should be arrested. Time was when Barbara Boxer thought it was just fine for the New York Times and Washington Post to spill national military secrets and war plans on their front pages. The people had a right to know where and how they were being led. But we are not dealing here with the Pentagon Papers, the location of terrorist prisons or the surveillance of al-Qaida and its operatives. Boxer, top Democrat on...
  • The (Climategate) Dominoes Fall

    12/02/2009 4:42:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 26 replies · 2,173+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 2, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Warming Scandal: The architect of climate fraud steps down, the creator of the infamous "hockey stick" is investigated, and Australia's parliament defeats cap-and-trade. We love the smell of truth in the morning. As the high priests of what Czech President Vaclav Klaus has called a "religion" prepare their pilgrimage to worship the earth goddess Gaia in Copenhagen, complete with humanity being sacrificed, the heresy of climate truth is finally being heard. The gospel of climate change, once expressed with the messianic fervor of an Elmer Gantry by Al Gore, is now expressed with the stammering incoherence of an Elmer Fudd...
  • The CRU's Criminal Conspiracy

    11/30/2009 6:10:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,895+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    ClimateGate: Britain's Climate Research Unit now says it will release all its data. Does that include the data that have been shredded, deleted and denied publication? In a statement released Saturday by the University of East Anglia, where the CRU is located, it was announced that all unit data, including data that had been denied climate skeptics, would soon be released to prove this is much ado about nothing. Unimpressed by the news is David Holland of Northampton, a grandfather with a background in electrical engineering, who is seeking prosecution of the CRU scientists involved in suppressing and even destroying...
  • Road To Hopenhagen

    11/25/2009 5:00:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,219+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Change: Major U.S. corporations have set up a Web site calling for a global climate treaty to be signed in Copenhagen. Considering recent evidence of massive climate fraud, perhaps they should reconsider. Many will remember the classic soft drink ad campaign where young people from many nations gather on a mountaintop and sing that they'd like to buy the world a Coke, the theory being that sharing a soda was the key to world peace. That sort of naivete has led peoples and governments around the world to accept at face value the outright fraud perpetrated by the Milli...
  • E-Mails Of Climate Researchers Buttress Case Of Warming Fraud

    11/23/2009 5:46:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1,936+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: Hacked e-mails from Britain's Climate Research Unit are only the latest evidence of climate fraud. Just ask NASA's James Hansen about the faking of climate data or EPA employees about the suppression of climate fact. For years, noted scientists and other global warming skeptics have been accused of being on the take, their research tainted and funded by grants from Big Oil and other fossil-fuel interests. Now, it turns out, it's the warm-mongers who are fudging the numbers and concealing the inconvenient truth. We don't know who "Deep Throat" is. But according to an interview in Investigate Magazine's...
  • The Coming Climate Dictatorship

    11/12/2009 5:54:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,923+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 12, 2009
    Control: The House and Senate climate bills contain a provision giving the president extraordinary powers in the event of a "climate emergency." As chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. If you thought the House health care bill that nobody read has hidden passages that threaten our freedoms and liberty, take a peak at the "trigger" placed in the byzantine innards of both the House-passed Waxman-Markey bill and the Kerry-Boxer bill just passed by Democrats out of Sen. Barbara Boxer's Environment and Public Works Committee. As Nick Loris of the Heritage Foundation points...
  • EPA Lawyers: Cap-And-Trade 'Fatally Flawed'

    11/11/2009 5:13:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,668+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 11, 2009
    Warming: After stifling a report questioning the science behind climate change, the EPA is censoring two of its lawyers for saying the proposed solutions are also problematical. The debate isn't over. It's being suppressed. In the proud tradition of EPA whistle-blower Alan Carlin, whose leaked study blew the lid off the EPA's hyped and flawed science behind climate change, two EPA lawyers, Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, have produced a Web video titled "A Huge Mistake." In it they say cap-and-trade in general and the Waxman-Markey bill in particular are the wrong answers anyway. Williams and Zabel do not deny...
  • Gore Asks Us To Commit Economic Suicide

    11/04/2009 5:21:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 1,062+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | November 4, 2009 | IBD staff
    Junk Science: The oracle of climate disaster has a new book out on global warming that should be on the fiction list. He asks us to commit economic suicide while he rakes in millions from his green investments. 'Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis," Al Gore's sequel to his 2006 tome "An Inconvenient Truth," came out Tuesday. Printed on recycled paper using low-VOC (volatile organic compound) ink, it will undoubtedly be a best-seller and on the desk of every attendee at next month's climate change conference in Copenhagen. In a press release announcing the book, the Oscar-...
  • Gore's Profits Of Doom

    11/03/2009 5:59:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1,176+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The oracle of climate disaster has a new book out on global warming that should be on the fiction list. He asks us to commit economic suicide while he rakes in millions from his green investments. 'Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis," Al Gore's sequel to his 2006 tome "An Inconvenient Truth," came out Tuesday. Printed on recycled paper using low-VOC (volatile organic compound) ink, it will undoubtedly be a best-seller and on the desk of every attendee at next month's climate change conference in Copenhagen. In a press release announcing the book, the Oscar-...
  • Energy Secretary Chu's War On Business

    10/12/2009 6:16:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1,837+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Public Discourse: Our energy secretary applauds and encourages companies to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its position on climate change. Should any Cabinet secretary, with the powers of government behind him, be threatening U.S. companies? Part of the climate-change mantra is that the debate is over and the science is settled. Just to make sure, environmental groups have sought to pressure businesses to go green or at least keep silent. Now it would appear the whole weight of the federal government is being thrown behind this campaign to coerce and silence real and potential opposition. On Thursday, Steven...
  • Decades of Global Cooling Ahead?

    09/23/2009 6:31:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies · 3,357+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 9/23/2009 | The Editors of IBD
    <p>Global Warming: President Obama warns of planetary doom at the U.N. if we fail to pass cap-and-trade legislation. Meanwhile, a former warm-monger predicts decades of cooling as the sun stays nearly "spotless."</p> <p>The president had hoped to address Tuesday's United Nations climate change summit in New York with a finished cap-and-trade bill. Failing that, he hoped he'd at least have a version of the Waxman-Markey bill that has passed the House on his desk before the Copenhagen talks in December to cobble together a follow-up to the failed Kyoto Protocol.</p>
  • 'Nuts' To Copenhagen

    09/29/2009 5:33:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1,699+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 29, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate: As alternate-energy champ Spain's green economy slides into recession, a German professor says if American "climate illiterates" don't follow, the Copenhagen climate conference will fail. And the bad news is? King Canute, the Viking king of England, Norway and Denmark, was the legendary king whose sycophantic followers praised his power and wisdom. As the story goes, he once stood on the shore and commanded the waves to halt. Rather than exercising his ego, he in fact was giving his followers a lesson in reality — the power of man over nature is finite and inconsequential. In December, the world's...
  • The End Is Near — Not!

    09/22/2009 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,038+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: President Obama warns of planetary doom at the U.N. if we fail to pass cap-and-trade legislation. Meanwhile, a former warm-monger predicts decades of cooling as the sun stays nearly "spotless."The president had hoped to address Tuesday's United Nations climate change summit in New York with a finished cap-and-trade bill. Failing that, he hoped he'd at least have a version of the Waxman-Markey bill that has passed the House on his desk before the Copenhagen talks in December to cobble together a follow-up to the failed Kyoto Protocol. Not only did that not happen in the cool summer of...
  • Carbongate (Cont'd)

    08/27/2009 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,320+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The EPA may be considering closing the watchdog office that exposed the flimsy evidence of man-caused warming. So much for the administration's promise to "restore science to its rightful place."Recently we commented on the plight of Dr. Allen Carlin, the EPA senior research analyst at the National Center for Environmental Economics who dared to say, in essence, that emperor Al Gore and his environmental sycophants at the Environmental Protection Agency wore no clothes. The EPA had been working on an "endangerment finding" that would say carbon dioxide, rather than being the basis for all life on earth, was...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Everyone Hates the Cap-and-Trade Bill [Greenpeace just came out in opposition to the massive....]

    06/26/2009 8:31:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 2,009+ views
    Everyone Hates the Cap-and-Trade Bill Greenpeace just came out in opposition to the massive, 1,200-page bill the House is considering today. I say 1,200 pages, but it may have expanded to 1,500 overnight, as there's a rumor than 300 pages of amendments were added around 2 a.m. Conservatives quickly took to Twitter to laud Greenpeace, which is opposing the bill for entirely different reasons than the Right, but nonetheless. Thus, the cap-and-trade bill solved global warming for free, before even being passed, because Hell hath officially frozen over. The House has been slugging it out all morning on the floor...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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>
  • Don't Fall for Cap and Tax Don't Fall for Cap and Tax

    05/13/2009 10:47:12 AM PDT · by dvan · 8 replies · 467+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5/13/2009 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Barack Obama promised that he wouldn't raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year. He neglected to mention that this tax exemption would go only to those who don't use electricity, gasoline, heating oil or natural gas. The truth of the matter is that Obama will raise taxes on practically all middle-class Americans. But that's not all; in addition to new taxes on all those necessities (just think of all the appliances in your home that use electricity), he will drastically reduce our standard of living. Obama warned during his campaign in Oregon that we can no longer...
  • 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."
  • Palin still an easy target

    05/07/2009 6:14:50 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 52 replies · 1,915+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Joan Vennochi
    EVERYONE is piling on Sarah Palin, even though she will never be president of the United States. The Alaska governor is everyone's favorite foil, from the left-wing Huffington Post to the ever-posturing Mitt Romney. John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee who cynically chose her as his running mate, now snubs her with relish. They all act like she has a real chance to win the White House, when they all know the truth. When it comes to be taken seriously by the general electorate as a potential president, it's as over for her as it was for Dan Quayle. Quayle...
  • Cap and Trade a ‘Declaration of War,’ Say Republicans

    05/01/2009 6:24:53 AM PDT · by Delacon · 28 replies · 1,554+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | Friday, May 01, 2009 | Josiah Ryan
    The congressional Democrats’ cap-and-trade plan  to tax carbon emissions could cost every American family as much as $3,100 a year and is equivalent to a “declaration of war on the Midwest,”  Republican lawmakers told CNSNews.com this week.  But Democrats disputed the Republicans’ cost figure and said the plan can be accomplished without imposing a net cost on the American people.  In general, under cap and trade, the amount of carbon that energy producers emit is capped. They can exceed that cap through the purchase, i.e., “trade,” of carbon permits. The money for those permits would be collected by the government...
  • The Little Red Wagon That Can...What I saw at the Tea Party

    04/29/2009 5:53:15 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 2 replies · 771+ views
    City Journal ^ | April 17, 2009 | Andrew Klavan
    I’m not sure—I’m no prophet—but I think I just saw something genuinely profound, genuinely amazing, and cool that could be the tidal wave of the future. Here’s the setup. It was Tax Day. Thousands of self-organized protesters had gathered around the nation to protest the irresponsible, incredibly rapid expansion of government under the current administration. The Democratic Party and the elite media had done everything in their power to first ignore, then discourage, ridicule, and belittle this grassroots movement. Theoretically respectable journalists were reduced to making double-entendre sexual jokes about tea bags. These are the same people who rushed en...
  • Ashley Judd Urges Congress to Fight Global Warming

    04/24/2009 8:03:49 AM PDT · by don'tspeak4me · 64 replies · 1,991+ views
    AP ^ | April 23, 2009 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Ashley Judd and TV personality Jeff Corwin are urging Congress to spend $7 billion a year to help safeguard America's wildlife from the impact of global warming. Judd is a longtime environmental activist. The actress told a House subcommittee on Thursday that climate legislation should not just address the causes of global warming, but also the effects already being seen on the ground. Judd says evidence of global warming is already being felt on her farm in Tennessee.
  • Obama Spokesman Mocks Ally Who Supported US Anti-Missile Policy

    04/02/2009 5:31:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 1,648+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is this Pres. Obama’s new approach to diplomacy: sending his spokesman out to mock foreign leaders who dare to question his profligate spending, even when those leaders have sacrificed to support US national security policy? Apparently so . . . Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs made the rounds of the morning shows today, and interestingly it was GMA’s Diane Sawyer who asked the toughest questions. She displayed the chart shown in the screencap which demonstrates that PBO is spending, as a percentage of GDP, about 5x as much on his stimulus package as our European allies. When Sawyer quoted Czech Prime...