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  • AP to Reluctantly Stop Calling Climate Change Skeptics 'Deniers'

    09/22/2015 7:21:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/22/15 | Mark Tapson
    The Associated Press announced on its blog today that henceforth it will refer to climate change skeptics less pejoratively, reports Mediaite. The AP explained the changes thusly: Our guidance is to use climate change doubters or those who reject mainstream climate science and to avoid the use of skeptics or deniers. [emphasis in original] Some background on the change: Scientists who consider themselves real skeptics – who debunk mysticism, ESP and other pseudoscience, such as those who are part of the Center for Skeptical Inquiry – complain that non-scientists who reject mainstream climate science have usurped the phrase skeptic. They...
  • Global warming hiatus 'may NOT end soon' – UK Met Office

    09/14/2015 5:17:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Register ^ | 9/14/15 | Lewis Page
    Climate-change followers will know there hasn't been any global warming since around the turn of the century. Observers had been expecting that to change, perhaps from this year, but now a fresh report from the British weather bureau suggests it may be business as no-warming usual for a while yet.In a nutshell the UK Met Office climatologists say that a long-expected El Nino is finally starting in the Pacific Ocean, which will probably cause significant warming. The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), another ocean mechanism in the Pacific, also looks likely to heat the planet up from this point. But, no...
  • Obama climate change plan to eliminate jobs, raise electric bills, analysts say

    08/02/2015 7:21:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/2/15 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama argues that his policies will result in cleaner air and will mitigate the effects of climate change, but unintended consequences of the administration’s environmental agenda seem all but certain — possibly even including higher mortality rates across the country, according to at least one scholar.Key pieces of Mr. Obama’s environmental plan, including proposals to increase ozone standards, limit carbon emissions from power plants and continue mandating more ethanol in U.S. gasoline supplies, will bring with them serious side effects in the coming months and years, critics and some analysts say.Those effects could include higher electricity rates and the...
  • Ted Cruz to Koch Group: No, Global Warming is Not Real

    08/02/2015 7:15:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/2/15 | Eliana Johnson
    Dana Point, Calif. – Senator Ted Cruz on Sunday got perhaps the most enthusiastic applause of any Republican presidential candidate to appear before the 450 donors drawn to Southern California for the Koch brothers’ summer conference with a point-blank denial of global warming. Politico’s Mike Allen moderated a question-and-answer session with the Texas senator, who said of global warming simply, “The data and facts don’t support it.” The Texas senator, who dominated his time on stage, leaning into Allen and at one point waving off a question from the moderator, went on to deliver a full-throated denial of global warming...
  • [Former MD Gov Martin] O’Malley: Global Warming Created ISIS

    07/21/2015 2:41:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/15 | Michael Bastasch
    After ostensibly trying to separate global warming from national security concerns, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley Monday jumped on the bandwagon of those claiming global warming created the conditions necessary for Islamic State to grow.“One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation-state of Syria and the rise of ISIS was the effect of climate change and the mega-drought that affected that region, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities, created a humanitarian crisis that created the symptoms — or rather the conditions of extreme poverty — that has now led to the rise of ISIL and this...
  • Snow falls on Mauna Kea summit in July, road closure in effect [Planet Gore Alert!]

    07/17/2015 8:04:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    While most of Hawaii experiences sweltering conditions this July, part of the Big Island might seem like winter after Mauna Kea got some snow overnight.Officials have closed the road to the summit of Mauna Kea Friday after snow fell and caused icy road conditions. A ranger reported mixed rain and snow, fog and 1.5 inches of frozen snow on the />Mauna Kea weather varies widely. A calm sunny day may quickly become treacherous with hurricane force winds and blizzard conditions. Summit winds above 120 mph are not uncommon. At 10:15 a.m. Friday the temperature was still a chilly 36...
  • Bill Nye Tells the Kids There Are Too Many of Us

    06/29/2015 5:22:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 6/29/15 | Dave Blount
    Bill Nye, the liberal establishment’s cartoonish Pseudoscience Guy, packages progressive ideology in childish goofiness so as to render it less menacing as he preaches disproven global warming theory to kids young enough to take it at face value. Although his attempts to implant fear of “climate change” are laughable, his underlying message should make your hair stand on end: “Climate change is a real deal everybody…“Now back in 1750 there were about one-and-a-half billion people in the world. Well today there is 7.2 going on 7.3 billion people. Well that’s the problem. There’s billions of people breathing and burning the...
  • When to Doubt a Scientific Consensus [long, but good]

    06/22/2015 9:01:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6-20-15 | Jay Richards
    A December 18, 2009 Washington Post poll, released on the final day of the ill-fated Copenhagen climate summit, reported “four in ten Americans now saying that they place little or no trust in what scientists have to say about the environment.” This was the month the tide turned in public perceptions of climate change. Several recent polls have found “climate change” skepticism rising faster than sea levels on Planet Algore (not to be confused with Planet Earth, where sea levels remain relatively stable). Many of the doubt-inducing climate scientists and their media acolytes attribute this rising skepticism to the stupidity of...
  • Obama: Climate change deniers endangering national security

    05/20/2015 2:04:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 5/20/15 | Alecs Garcia
    President Obama in a speech on Wednesday cast climate change as a growing national security threat, accusing Republican skeptics of harming military readiness by denying its effects. Obama argued in his address to graduates at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that rising sea levels and higher global temperatures endanger military bases and could force personnel to respond to conflicts around the world that are fueled by their effects. “Climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and, make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country,” Obama told new...
  • Punishing 'climate change deniers'

    04/13/2015 3:17:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/13/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Failing to convince the public that global warming, is and urgent cause for concern, hysterical fear-mongers are turning to the armory of tyrants, and demanding punishment for those they call “deniers,” consciously inking Holocaust denial. The recent rebranding of their cause as “climate change creates a certain awkwardness, as nobody denies that climate has and always will change. Glaciers, after all, covered a good part of the northern tier of the United States, carving out the Great Lakes, for example. Nonetheless, the hysterics demand that “climate change deniers” be punished, even killed, and the call extends to from the spittle-slecked...
  • (Wisconsin) Board of Commissioners of Public Lands bans staff from climate change work

    04/09/2015 2:18:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Capital Times ^ | 4/8/15 | Steven Elbow
    The state Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Tuesday voted to prohibit staff from addressing climate change, even if it's just responding to emails on the subject, according to a Bloomberg news report.State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk, who sits on the board, raised the issue on Tuesday, pointing to climate change work done by the board's exectuve director, Tia Nelson.Nelson, the daughter of Gaylord Nelson, the U.S. senator who founded Earth Day, worked on climate changes issues in 2007 and 2008 after being appointed to a global warming task force by former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle."It's not part of our sole...
  • Obama: Daughter's asthma attack made climate change personal

    04/09/2015 11:33:58 AM PDT · by mojito · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/8/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    President Obama said in an interview broadcast Wednesday that his push to address climate change has been partly influenced by a frightening moment when his daughter Malia had an asthma attack as a 4-year-old. “What I can relate to is the fear a parent has, when your 4-year-old daughter comes up to you and says, ‘Daddy, I’m having trouble breathing.’ The fright you feel is terrible,” the president said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Wednesday. “And if we can make sure that our responses to the environment are reducing those incidents, that's something that I think every parent would wish...
  • U.N. chief detects 'sense of anxiety' on climate change [new word: "climate disruption"]

    09/23/2014 4:24:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/22/2014 | LISA ANDERSON
    On the eve of Tuesday's U.N. climate summit, the United Nations chief underscored the urgent need to tackle climate change by moving toward an energy-efficient, low-carbon global economy. Speaking at the opening of Climate Week NYC, a set of more than 140 climate-related events across the city, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he had noticed much more urgency to address climate change than he had seen in previous U.N. gatherings on the issue in 2007 and in 2009, when governments failed at a Copenhagen conference to agree a new binding climate treaty. (snip) France has been chosen to host...
  • What's with Kerry and Climate Change?

    09/23/2014 3:18:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/23/2014 | Doris O'Brien
    It’s not enough that John Kerry's diplomatic plate is overcrowded with unpalatable menaces like ISIS/ISIL and an epidemic of Ebola that could mushroom to pandemic proportions. As busy as Kerry is, flying around the globe and assembling a coalition of supporters to push back against a terrorist group more vicious and well-funded than any in recent history, he still manages to get his licks in about global warming. In a recent speech before an assemblage of foreign ministers, he urged that the threat of climate change must be addressed with the same ”immediacy” as terrorism and Ebola. The same immediacy?...
  • Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance

    09/22/2014 6:54:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/22/2014 | Evan Halper
    Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said Monday. The decision marks a major victory for a campaign by environmentalists, union activists and other liberal groups that have pushed companies to drop support for ALEC. Microsoft ended its ties to the group a few weeks ago. “The consensus within the company was that that was some sort of mistake,” Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said, referring to the initial decision to support...
  • Ooops! Data from government agency shows US cooling trend

    07/07/2014 11:48:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/7/2014 | Rick Moran
    That well-known bastion of right wing nuttery - the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - has released data showing that US temps have not risen in the last decade and have, in fact, dropped. Forbes: Responding to widespread criticism that its temperature station readings were corrupted by poor siting issues and suspect adjustments, NOAA established a network of 114 pristinely sited temperature stations spread out fairly uniformly throughout the United States. Because the network, known as the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN), is so uniformly and pristinely situated, the temperature data require no adjustments to provide an accurate nationwide temperature...
  • What Are They Teaching Your Kids About Global Warming? ["scientists" upset]

    06/26/2014 3:43:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    National Journal ^ | 6/26/2014 | Clare Foran
    It starts with Al Gore. When it comes time to teach his high school sophomores about global warming, Wyoming science teacher Jim Stith shows An Inconvenient Truth. The green documentary delivers an unambiguous message: Human activity is driving dangerous climate change. But the third-year teacher is no devotee of the former vice president. "I make sure they watch it on a day I'm gone because I can't stand to listen to him talk," Stith said. And he doesn't teach Gore's conclusions as settled science. After the film, his class watches a movie called The Great Global Warming Swindle. It trots...
  • The pause continues – Still no global warming for 17 years 9 months

    06/05/2014 10:15:37 AM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 6/4/2014 | Anthony Watts/Christopher Monckton
    According to the RSS satellite data, whose value for May 2014 has just been published, the global warming trend in the 17 years 9 [months] since September 1996 is zero (Fig. 1). The 213 months without global warming represent more than half the 425-month satellite data record since January 1979. No one now in high school has lived through global warming. The hiatus period of 17 years 9 months is the farthest back one can go in the RSS satellite temperature record and still show a zero trend. But the length of the pause in global warming, significant though it...
  • White House touts energy policies as rules loom [Electricity rates will skyrocket]

    05/29/2014 3:59:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 5/29/2014
    Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs, securing the nation against international upheavals and shifting energy use to cleaner sources. In a 42-page report to be released Thursday, the White House argues that significant increases in the domestic production of natural gas and reductions in oil consumption have better positioned the United States to advance its economic and environmental goals. Few of the report's conclusions are new, but it includes a detailed analysis of how past...
  • Climate Change Doomed the Ancients (Bad History Alert)

    05/28/2014 11:16:33 AM PDT · by mojito · 47 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 5/27/14 | Eric Cline
    ...Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee and a stalwart believer that global warming is a “hoax,” dismissed the report as a publicity stunt. Perhaps the senator needs a history lesson, because climate change has been leading to global conflict — and even the collapse of civilizations — for more than 3,000 years. Drought and famine led to internal rebellions in some societies and the sacking of others, as people fleeing hardship at home became conquerors abroad. One of the most vivid examples comes from around 1200 B.C. A centuries-long drought in...
  • Governments Await Obama’s Move on Carbon to Gauge U.S. Climate Efforts

    05/27/2014 9:32:05 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 5/26/2014 | Coral Davenport
    President Obama is expected to announce on Monday [moved to sometime next week. ed] an Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s 600 coal-fired power plants, in a speech that government analysts in Beijing, Brussels and beyond will scrutinize to determine how serious the president is about fighting global warming. The regulation will be Mr. Obama’s most forceful effort to reverse 20 years of relative inaction on climate change by the United States, which has stood as the greatest obstacle to international efforts to slow the rise of heat-trapping gases from burning coal and oil that...
  • Worried About Floods Due to Rising Sea Level? Forget It: Not Happening

    05/22/2014 10:51:45 AM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 5/22/2014 | John Hinderaker
    The global warming hysterics’ favorite fantasy these days is that Antarctic ice will melt due to hypothetical warming, leading to catastrophic flooding as the level of the oceans rises. It is commonly asserted that sea level will rise at least three feet by the end of the century. Put aside whether the Earth actually will warm and whether a three-foot rise would really be catastrophic. Put aside, too, any doubts about how much melting will occur even if the Earth warms by a few degrees, given that the average annual high temperature in Antarctica is -49 F. Does the reality...
  • German Govt Falsifies Climate Report Translation To Hide Green Policy Failure

    05/19/2014 1:44:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 5/19/2014 | M.E. SYNON
    The German Ministry of Environment has falsified the conclusions of a UN climate change report in the German-language version released last week, in an attempt to hide the fact that the country's 'green policies' are useless. The ministry’s four-page summary of the report contains outright contradictions and falsifications of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recommendations, apparently made to hide UN criticism of the way the German government has turned emissions-trading into a cash cow for futile renewable energy projects. Die Welt said on Sunday that parts of the thousands of pages-long English-language report which the ministry found embarrassing were...
  • Give up meat, coal, oil, economic growth and national sovereignty - orders new IPCC climate report

    04/14/2014 2:28:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 4/14/2014 | James Delingpole
    The United Nations (UN) has delivered its latest verdict on the measures necessary to save the world from global warming and the news is as grim as it is predictable and wearisomely familiar: More regulation from "experts", technocrats and bureaucrats at supranational organisations, such as the one whose initials begin with U and end with N.More taxpayer subsidies for expensive, inefficient renewable energy.More nuclear power (with shale gas used as a transitional fuel to replace coal). The abandonment of fossil fuels. Less meat consumption.A single, globally-regulated price for carbon dioxide. More local-government-enforced walking, cycling and public transportation. More back-door wealth...
  • Yes, More Solyndras for Clean Energy (Vacation on Planet Gore Alert)

    08/10/2012 12:10:53 PM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    Time ^ | 8/9/2012 | Michael "Embrace the Failure" Grunwald
    The Solyndra “scandal” is trotted out every few months as part of the big-vs.-small-government debate in this country, but it is not and never was a scandal. The federal clean-energy loan program that the infamous solar-panel maker was a part of was designed to finance risky ventures, and Solyndra was a reasonable risk: an innovative manufacturer with huge private backing and an opportunity to transform the industry. But the industry transformed itself first. Silicon prices plunged, Solyndra’s advantages vanished, and the firm went bust. It happens. The Bush and Obama Administrations both selected Solyndra from 143 applicants for the program’s...
  • The Most Sensible Tax of All (Massive Carbon Tax Set for Zero's 2nd Term)

    07/05/2012 10:10:16 AM PDT · by mojito · 34 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 7/4/2012 | YORAM BAUMAN and SHI-LING HSU
    ON Sunday, the best climate policy in the world got even better: British Columbia’s carbon tax — a tax on the carbon content of all fossil fuels burned in the province — increased from $25 to $30 per metric ton of carbon dioxide, making it more expensive to pollute. This was good news not only for the environment but for nearly everyone who pays taxes in British Columbia, because the carbon tax is used to reduce taxes for individuals and businesses. Thanks to this tax swap, British Columbia has lowered its corporate income tax rate to 10 percent from 12...
  • Congress overturns incandescent light bulb ban

    12/16/2011 5:30:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 125 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Congressional negotiators struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning next year. That agreement is tucked inside the massive 1,200-page spending bill that funds the government through the rest of this fiscal year, and which both houses of Congress will vote on Friday. Mr. Obama is expected to sign the bill, which heads off a looming government shutdown. Congressional Republicans dropped almost all of the policy restrictions they tried to attach to the bill, but won inclusion of the light bulb provision, which prevents the Obama administration...
  • Carbon dioxide emissions show record jump

    12/06/2011 10:01:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 06 December 2011
    Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have soared in the last 20 years, giving the world much less chance of avoiding dangerous climate change, new data show. The research was published as lead negotiators were arriving at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, where prospects of a new global treaty on climate change appeared to have stalled, with deep divisions between developed and developing countries. Emissions from burning fossil fuels rose by 5.9% in 2010, bringing the total rise since 1990—the baseline year for calculating emissions under the Kyoto protocol—to 49%. Measured over two decades, that is...
  • GE's Immelt worries U.S. not leading on renewables

    11/03/2011 1:24:14 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 3, 2011 | cott Malone
    * China eyeing "vastly superior" scale, Immelt warns * "I worry a little bit about us," Immelt says of U.S.* GE "all-in" on solar, sees potential $20 bln business By Scott MaloneNov 3 (Reuters) - General Electric Co's Jeff Immelt worries the United States may lose ground to China in the renewable energy sector because it is not prepared to invest in solar, wind and other technologies on the same scale.But the chief executive of the largest U.S. conglomerate said his company remains undaunted and will continue to work in the sector despite the recent bankruptcy of solar panel maker...
  • (Delingpole:) 24 Hours of ManBearPig

    09/14/2011 3:04:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | September 14th, 2011 | James Delingpole
    Today is ManBearPig day. World renowned carbon trader and masseuse enthusiast Al Gore will be kicking off the celebrations by showing wall-to-wall eco-porn videos of weather doing scary things; stock markets across Europe will be collapsing in sympathy with the Prince of Wales's recent claims that economic growth is unhealthy and we must all live more "sustainably" (ie in abject poverty); and here on this blog we plan to commemorate this glorious event with fun, games and some of our favourite South Park, Simpsons, and Eco-loon propaganda videos. Altogether now: "GLOBAL WARMING! WE DIDN'T LISTEN!!!!" Here are the Simpsons:
  • Blue Angels to fly on biofuels

    09/03/2011 3:41:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | Sep. 3, 2011
    When the six F/A-18 Hornets in the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team thrill the crowds at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo in Maryland this weekend, they'll be soaring on biofuel. Each of the six Hornets will be powered by a 50/50-blend of jet fuel and camelina-based biofuel, according to a Navy press release. Camelina is a high-oil flowering plant grown in rotation on land used for wheat and on land too marginal for food production, according to Sustainable Oils, the company providing it to the military. Sustainable Oils says camelina can also reduce carbon emissions...
  • Green technology accelerates global warming

    09/01/2011 3:24:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 1st, 2011 | Geoffrey Lean
    It seems like an environmental no-brainer. As populations increase, cities grow, and water supplies grow ever scarcer in the world’s drier regions, more and more municipalities are tending to recycle wastewater after treatment in sewage works to irrigate parks and other green urban space. What could be wrong with that? Well, quite a lot, actually, according to a new study, which concludes it could increase global warming. The research, published in the current issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality concludes that the practice emits three times as much nitrous oxide – a greenhouse gas about 300 times more potent...
  • The Failure of Al Gore: Part One (ManBearPig Nearing Extinction)

    06/28/2011 12:05:40 PM PDT · by mojito · 37 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 6/24/2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    It must be as perplexing to his many admirers as it is frustrating to himself that a man of Vice President Gore’s many talents, great skills and strong beliefs is one of the most consistent losers in American politics. [....] Once out of office, he assumed the leadership of the global green movement, steering that movement into a tsunami of defeat that, when the debris is finally cleared away, will loom as one of the greatest failures of civil society in all time. Gore has the Midas touch in reverse; objects of great value (Nobel prizes, Oscars) turn dull and...
  • GOP rips plan for climate office ‘Propaganda,’ a lawmaker says

    06/23/2011 12:48:51 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | Ben Wolfgang
    House Republicans charged Wednesday that the Obama administration is aiming to establish a “propaganda office” for Democratic initiatives on global warming through a proposal to consolidate operations in a new “climate service” office within the Commerce Department Tensions boiled over at a congressional hearing as officials of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defended the consolidation plan contained in President Obama’s fiscal 2012 budget and denied having any ulterior motive. NOAA hopes to move more than 50 percent of its resources into the new climate service department, which it says will serve as the central clearinghouse for farmers, local...
  • World's oceans in 'shocking' decline (Mr Bill Alert!)

    06/20/2011 12:52:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/20/11
    The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists. In a new report, they warn that ocean life is "at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history". They conclude that issues such as over-fishing, pollution and climate change are acting together in ways that have not previously been recognised. The impacts, they say, are already affecting humanity. The panel was convened by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO), and brought together experts from different disciplines, including coral reef ecologists, toxicologists,...
  • High court blocks states' climate change lawsuit

    06/20/2011 12:26:42 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Monday, June 20, 2011 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unanimously ruled out a federal lawsuit Monday by states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The court said that the authority to seek reductions in emissions rests with the Environmental Protection Agency, not the courts. EPA said in December that it will issue new regulations by next year to reduce power plants' emissions of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas. The Obama administration has already started controlling heat-trapping pollution from automobiles and from some of the largest, and most polluting, industrial plants. But the administration's actions...
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pulls out of greenhouse gas effort

    05/26/2011 7:04:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/27/11
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced Thursday that he would pull out of a regional climate pact by the end of the year, delivering a political setback to the fledging effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. In a news conference, Christie said the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a 2005 accord in which 10 states agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants 10 percent by 2018, would not be able to meet its goals. The program requires plants in the region that burn fossil fuels to buy pollution allowances for the carbon they...
  • Transcript: Al Gore Got ‘D’ in ‘Natural Sciences’ at Harvard

    05/24/2011 10:43:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    In his commencement speech at Hamilton College on Sunday, former Vice President Al Gore told the graduates that global warming is “the most serious challenge our civilization has ever faced.” But as an undergraduate at Harvard University in the late 1960s, Gore--one of the most prominent spokesmen on climate change today--earned a “D” in Natural Sciences. Gore’s transcript documents that during his sophomore year at Harvard he earned a "D" in Natural Sciences 6 (Man’s Place in Nature). Also, as a senior at Harvard, he earned a C-plus in Natural Sciences 118. Gore, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
  • Warmists: 'We can't win the game, so let's change the rules'

    01/18/2011 3:53:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/18/11 | James Delingpole
    Willis Eschenbach’s recent guest post at Watts Up With That? on the current state of ‘Climate science’ should be made compulsory reading in every classroom, every university science department, every eco-charity, every environmental NGO and in every branch of government. They won’t like it up ‘em, that’s for sure.What Eschenbach says is so pure and simple and obvious you’d need to be as dumb as Chris Huhne not to get it:The theory linking man-made CO2 with dangerous global warming is dead. It has been falsified. It has run smack bang into a “null hypothesis.” It has met its Waterloo. It...
  • Shrinking Arctic ice is 'reflecting less sunshine back into space and adding to global warming'

    01/17/2011 3:33:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/17/11 | Graham Smith
    Shrinking ice and snow cover in the Arctic is increasingly reflecting less sunshine back into space and is contributing to global warming, scientists have warned. The previously underestimated reduction in solar energy that the planet absorbs is 'driving stronger climate change' than previously thought. Satellite data indicated that Arctic sea ice, glaciers, winter snow and Greenland's ice were bouncing less energy back to space from 1979 to 2008.
  • 'Why will no one listen to us any more?' wails AGW propagandist

    01/14/2011 8:30:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/14/11 | James Delingpole
    Bob Ward is sad. Very, very sad. “Why won’t anyone listen to us any more?” he wails at the Guardian’s Komment Macht Frei. One or two helpful commenters have tried to explain the reason. But unfortunately, as Richard North has noted, at Komment Macht Frei freedom of speech is not encouraged. See how many of their comments have been deleted. Poor Bob isn’t the only victim of “Climate Change” apathy. Ryan Maue at Watts Up With That has found numerous further heart-rending examples of green activists who just aren’t being listened to any more.
  • New Yorkers Learn the Troubles Posed by Sea Level Rise Flow Far Beyond Manhattan

    11/20/2010 10:21:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 54 replies · 2+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 19, 2010 | NATHANIAL GRONEWOLD
    By NATHANIAL GRONEWOLD of ClimateWire NEW YORK -- New York state is beginning to take the threat of sea level rise attributed to climate change seriously as a new government prepares to settle in next year. Starting Monday, state officials in Albany will gather with members of the public to discuss a recently released 93-page report that recommends major changes to development planning and conservation along coastlines from the tip of Long Island all way up the Hudson River Valley. Any reforms to come from the process, starting next week, would affect about 62 percent of New York state's population,...

    11/02/2010 3:53:12 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 6 replies · 2+ views ^ | 11/1/10 | Unknown
    A GLOBAL ONLINE TOWN HALL On November 17 at 12pm ET, join host former Vice President Al Gore, inventor Dean Kamen, astronaut Sally Ride and young people from around the world for an interactive discussion exploring youth attitudes toward math and science education. JOIN THE CONVERSATION Bookmark this page and return on November 17 at 12PM ET. Join the event by signing into the town hall platform using a Vokle, Facebook or Twitter account. During the event, submit questions to panelists via webcam and online comment, chat with other viewers and tweet your thoughts to #FutureOfOurNation. FOR EDUCATORS Teachers, principals...
  • New climate computer model released

    08/19/2010 5:39:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 67 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/19/2010
    BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Climate scientists say new computer simulation software released by U.S. researchers will be a primary tool as they prepare to study climate change models. The Community Earth System Model from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., will be one of the primary climate models used for the next assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a National Science Foundation release said Wednesday. The CESM is the latest in a series of global models developed during the past 30 years, jointly supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National...
  • Are You Ready For Global Cooling?

    05/21/2010 5:37:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies · 1,243+ views ^ | 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...
  • The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud

    04/28/2010 5:50:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies · 1,227+ views ^ | April 28, 2010 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: While senators froth over Goldman Sachs and derivatives, a climate trading scheme being run out of the Chicago Climate Exchange would make Bernie Madoff blush. Its trail leads to the White House. Lost in the recent headlines was Al Gore's appearance Monday in Denver at the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations, an association of the nation's philanthropic leaders. "Time's running out (on climate change)," Gore told them. "We have to get our act together. You have a unique role in getting our act together." Gore was right that foundations will play a key role in keeping the...
  • IPCC's River Of Lies

    04/27/2010 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 756+ views ^ | April 27, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: Another shoe has dropped from the IPCC centipede as scientists in Bangladesh say their country will not disappear below the waves. As usual, the U.N.'s climate charlatans forgot one tiny detail. It keeps getting worse for the much-discredited Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which seems to have built its collapsing house of climate cards on sand or, more specifically, river sediment. After fraudulent claims about Himalayan glaciers, African crop harvests and Amazon rain forests, plus a 2007 assessment report based on anecdotal evidence, student term papers and nonpeer-reviewed magazine articles, the panel's doomsday forecast for Bangladesh has been...
  • (Al Gore) Doctor Of Lies

    03/15/2010 6:28:39 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies · 765+ views ^ | March 16, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Hoaxes: Instead of having his Nobel Prize rescinded for espousing climate fraud, the prophet of doom is set to receive an honorary doctorate of laws and humane letters from the University of Tennessee for his work. (snip) Gore has not changed the planet for the better. He has pushed policies that have stunted economic growth and increased joblessness, poverty and hunger around the world. He's a climate charlatan, the Elmer Gantry of global warming, and it matters not if his latest undeserved award is printed on recycled paper.
  • Fact Checking Al Gore's NYT Op-Ed

    03/02/2010 10:17:48 AM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies · 1,150+ views
    National Review/Planet Gore ^ | March 2, 2010 | Greg Pollowitz
    Al Gore resurfaces in an op-ed to say that nobody's perfect, everybody makes mistakes and climate change is still real. And he has some oceanfront property in the Himalayas to sell you. If hyperbole and chutzpah had a child, it would be the opening paragraph of Gore's op-ed in Sunday's New York Times. Gore surfaced from the global warming witness-protection program to opine that despite admissions of error and evidence of fraud by various agencies, we still face "an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it." Perhaps he's trying to protect his investments...
  • Memorandum submitted by Stephen McIntyre

    03/01/2010 2:02:45 PM PST · by Enchante · 17 replies · 533+ views
    UK Parliament ^ | March 1, 2010 | Stephen McIntyre
    Summary 1. Reconstructions of temperature over the past 1000 years have been an highly visible part of IPCC presentations to the public. CRU has been extremely influential in IPCC reconstructions through: coauthorship, the use of CRU chronologies, peer review and IPCC participation. To my knowledge, there are no 1000-year reconstructions which are truly "independent" of CRU influence. In my opinion, CRU has manipulated and/or withheld data with an effect on the research record. The manipulation includes (but is not limited to) arbitrary adjustment ("bodging"), cherry picking and deletion of adverse data. The problem is deeply rooted in the sense that...