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  • Flat Earthers believe in climate change ( Back at you ---Obama )

    07/01/2013 2:18:17 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    JoNova ^ | June 27th, 2013 | joanne
    Flat circle, wall of ice around the edge. Hmm Let it be known, the next time you are called a “Flat Earther” you can point out that the Flat Earth society (or at least their President) is on the same side as Al Gore and James Hansen. It’s a piece of useless trivia that’s good for useless conversations.I did not believe there was such a group so I scoped out their site expecting it to be a joke. But if it is a satire, it’s a very detailed one, they have maps and t-shirts, and explanations, and so far...
  • President Obama: Climate change plan is balanced and achievable (article written by BHO)

    06/29/2013 9:30:32 AM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    The cost of inaction is too high. On Tuesday, I unveiled a new national plan to confront climate change. It's a plan that will reduce carbon pollution to prevent the worst effects of climate change, prepare our country for the effects we can't stop, and lead the world in combating the growing threat of a changing climate. ... This plan will cut the dangerous carbon pollution that contributes to climate change. ... We will be judged as a people, as a society, and as a country by where we go from here. The plan I put forward to reduce carbon...
  • Obama's climate change plan masks hidden agenda

    06/28/2013 6:37:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 28, 2013 | Peter Morici
    President Obama’s climate change action plan won’t do much to curb global warming, but it will please liberals who delight in extending government control over large segments of the economy. ... All this will make U.S. manufacturing and other commercial enterprises less competitive and send more jobs to China, where businesses pollute with reckless abandon. ... Global warming will go unmitigated, and U.S. economic growth and jobs creation will be further harmed; however, the president's desired legacy will be served. As with Obama are, the scope of command and control over the private economy will be extended.
  • President Obama’s Climate Initiative—The Bad News and Good News

    06/28/2013 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | June 27, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    By Steve GorehamOriginally published in The Washington TimesIn his speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday, President Obama announced, “So today…I’m directing the Environmental Protection Agency to put an end to the limitless dumping of carbon pollution from our power plants and complete new pollution standards for both new and existing power plants.” This is the first proposal in the President’s new climate initiative. The President also called for expanded efforts to use “clean energy” and for the US to lead the world in bold actions to “combat climate change.”For the last decade, an obsession with global warming has dominated...
  • Five Reasons for Obama to Sell Climate Change as a Health Issue

    06/25/2013 4:17:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 25, 2013 | by Dan Stone
    After five years of referring to climate change as a long-term climate and humanitarian problem, President Obama is trying a new strategy. In a speech Tuesday to sell a package of regulations to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, Obama will list the ways a warming planet impacts human health now, White House officials say. The strategy may have legs. The administration has directed several government agencies to work together on a wide-ranging effort to try to quantify the "social costs" of climate change, including health effects. How is climate change expected to affect human health? The Centers for Disease...
  • Obama: All weather events affected by warming planet

    06/25/2013 12:11:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2013
    “In a world that's warmer than it used to be, all weather events are affected by the warming planet,” Obama said before giving a speech on his proposals to limit climate change.
  • 'Carbon Pollution' and Wealth Redistribution

    06/28/2013 8:43:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    The American (American Enterprise Institute) ^ | June 26, 2013 | Benjamin Zycher
    President Obama’s recently proposed policies will do little to combat climate change — but they will do much for his political and economic objectives. No crisis should go to waste, an eternal truth highlighted in bold by a purported climate change apocalypse that is now the target of actions newly proposed by President Obama. This so-called "crisis" will flood not various coastlines, but instead the front pages, replacing other, less flattering political headlines for the administration. And if the proposed actions offer the potential of sizeable wealth transfers to political allies? That is far more than mere icing on the...
  • The Top 5 Lies Of Obama's Climate Change Speech

    06/28/2013 6:24:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    IBD ^ | June 26, 2013 | Editor
    False Witness: President Obama is being lauded for his plans to restrict carbon dioxide emissions. But the scheme looks more like the last refuge of a desperate movement......1. "The planet is warming."2. "Human activity is contributing to it....."3. "The overwhelming judgment of science — of chemistry and physics and millions of measurements — has put all that (doubt) to rest."......4. "Ninety-seven percent of scientists, including, by the way, some who originally disputed the data, have now put that (doubt) to rest."....5. "Americans across the country are already paying the price of inaction in insurance premiums, state and local taxes, and...
  • Obama’s Eco-Assault on America

    06/27/2013 10:45:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | June 27, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    On Tuesday, President Obama announced a sweeping series of initiatives, including the use of executive powers, to combat global warming. The plan will involve federal funding for renewable energy technology, and spending for areas hit by storms and droughts aggravated by an allegedly changing climate. Yet the most ambitious part of his agenda is an effort to force a reduction in so-called greenhouse gases from the nation’s coal-fired power plants. Prior to the speech, Daniel P. Schrag, a White House environmentalism adviser and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, got to the nub of that agenda: “Politically,...
  • Obama and the Global Warming Ploy

    06/27/2013 7:33:33 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 9 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 6/27/2013 | Moneyrunner
    The deluded fools who actually believe in man–made global warming got some bad news recently; Obama says he’s going to fix it. The man who promised us shovel-ready jobs, and joked when it didn't work, is going to change the earth's climate. This is the same man who ... o Promised that his first act as President was to close Guantanamo o Focused like a laser beam on creating jobs, causing millions to flee the labor market o Promised to fix the economy and presided over the worst recovery in the last hundred years o Employed “smart diplomacy” to transform...
  • Blowing Smoke: Obama Climate Speech Riddled With Lies

    06/27/2013 8:25:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/26/2013 | Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris
    President Barack Obama’s naďve and error-riddled speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday clearly demonstrated that he is serious about trying to stop global climate change. However, like the tide, climate change is a natural event of such proportions that it is largely unaffected by human activities. Obama ignores that the “official climate science” on which he bases America’s climate and energy policies has been washed away by 17 years without global warming, despite atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) — the gas Obama blames for rising temperatures — continuing to increase primarily due to the emissions of China and India.
  • Obama declares a War on Coal

    06/25/2013 10:56:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 99 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/24/2013 | Phil Kerpen
    So much for the denials. An administration that throughout its 2012 election campaign denied it was waging a War on Coal has now come out and publicly declared its intention to shut down coal-fired power plants – putting hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work and sending electricity prices skyrocketing. This is not what the American people voted for. Responding to a White House petition to end the War on Coal, the administration said: “The President has made clear that he understands that coal has played a critical role in our country’s energy portfolio for decades and will continue...
  • Obama to State: Don’t approve Keystone if it adds greenhouse gas emissions

    06/25/2013 2:54:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:41 pm on June 25, 2013 | by Mary Katharine Ham
    Some environmentalists are pumped about this announcement as an indication of President Obama’s occasional, political, unprioritized unwavering dedication to protecting the environment. But really, isn’t it just a way to send the Keystone Pipeline back into Obama’s favorite political purgatory so he doesn’t actually have to make a decision? Didn’t we already do this? Yes, twice. In the latest State Department study of the Keystone Pipeline’s effects, released in March after EPA declared the department’s first study insufficient in 2010, State concluded that Keystone would not have a major impact on net carbon emissions: The Obama administration today moved one...
  • Manchin: Obama declared ‘war on coal’

    06/25/2013 1:51:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) blasted President Obama's proposals to address climate change, saying new regulations on power plants would unfairly burden the coal industry. “The regulations the President wants to force on coal are not feasible. And if it’s not feasible, it’s not reasonable,” Manchin said in a statement. “It’s clear now that the President has declared a war on coal,” he added. “It’s simply unacceptable that one of the key elements of his climate change proposal places regulations on coal that are completely impossible to meet with existing technology." The Democratic senator’s comments highlight the tough — and bipartisan...
  • Al Gore calls Obama climate change speech the best ‘by any president ever’

    06/25/2013 2:03:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Al Gore calls Obama climate change speech the best ‘by any president ever’ By Jonathan Easley - 06/25/13 04:27 PM ET Former Vice President Al Gore praised President Obama’s energy policy speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday as “the best address on climate by any president ever.” Writing on his blog, Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Price for his climate change activism, called Obama’s speech “historic.” “I applaud the new measures announced by President Barack Obama this afternoon to help solve the climate crisis — particularly the decision to limit global warming pollution from existing as well as new...
  • Obama: No Keystone XL if it Warms the Planet

    06/25/2013 2:09:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    The Keystone XL pipeline will not be built unless it can be shown that it will not lead to a net increase in carbon emissions, President Barack Obama declared in a major Tuesday speech on climate change at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. While appearing to appease environmentalists, the announcement could mean that the project will move forward. "Allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built requires a finding that doing so would be in our national interest," he said. "And our national interest will be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. The net...
  • Obama orders new rules on coal-fired plants, sets condition for Keystone pipeline

    06/25/2013 11:56:46 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 58 replies
    Fox ^ | June 25, 2013
    President Obama pressed ahead Tuesday with his climate change agenda, calling for new regulations on coal-fired power plants and setting a strict condition for the approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline. "We need to act," Obama said, in an address at Georgetown University. Even before he spoke, the president's proposal drew condemnation from the coal industry and lawmakers whose states rely on that industry for jobs. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican from West Virginia, said the proposal "could deliver an unrecoverable blow to coal-rich states" like hers. But Obama claimed climate change is having "profound impacts" on the planet...
  • Liberal Supporters Get Obama Climate Speech Before Public

    06/25/2013 7:36:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 25, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The public won't officially see or hear President Obama's climate change speech before he delivers it this afternoon at Georgetown University, but liberal supporters already have it — and are even commenting on it hours in advance.
  • Obama to unveil climate plan in Tuesday speech (going after power plants)

    06/24/2013 2:23:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 22, 2013 6:05 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama is preparing to unveil his long-awaited national plan to combat climate change in a major speech, he announced on Saturday. … Environmental groups have been pleading with Obama to take that step, but the administration has said it’s focused first on controls on new power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency, using its authority under the Clean Air Act, has already proposed controls on new plants, but the rules have been delayed—to the chagrin of states and environmental groups threatening to sue over the delays. … “They shouldn’t wait for Congress to act, because they’ll be out of...