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  • Most tone-deaf pro-abortion ad ever says smiling baby ‘deserves to be a choice’

    11/09/2018 5:58:51 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 9, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Most tone-deaf pro-abortion ad ever says smiling baby ‘deserves to be a choice’ The baby girl featured in the Agenda Project's pro-abortion ad. November 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – There’s missing the point, there’s shooting yourself in the foot, and then there’s the Agenda Project. That’s the left-wing advocacy group best known for the infamous 2011 commercial about Paul Ryan pushing grannies in wheelchairs off of cliffs. Believe it or not, ChoiceForTwo founder and director Laura Klassen discovered this week that that the AP actually managed to outdo that classic in 2015. The spot, titled “The Chosen,” features a closeup...
  • Climate Change Alarmists Suffer Huge Blow In Deep Blue Washington State

    11/08/2018 8:20:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 7, 2018 | by Editorial
    Environmentalists were hoping to score a huge victory in Washington state with a statewide tax on CO2 emissions. Alas, even liberals in Washington don't believe climate change is that big a threat. Before the election, glowing stories in the press talked about Washington "taking up the fight" on climate change after President Donald Trump dropped out of the Paris climate deal. The state would make history. It would be a "bellwether," and would start a trend across the country. The initiative proposed a $15 tax on each ton of carbon emissions in the state starting in 2020, with the tax...
  • A mixed vote on global warming: Ballot measures lose, but Democrats gain power

    11/08/2018 8:10:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 8, 2018 | By James Rainey
    Environmentalists lost high-profile ballot fights this week to combat climate change and promote conservation. But they took heart that new Democratic control of the U.S. House of Representatives and several governorships could pave the way for future victories against fossil fuels and global warming. The biggest loss came in Washington state, where a measure to tax carbon dioxide emissions lost 56 percent to 44 percent, despite backing from a broad coalition of Democratic, environmental, union and Native American groups. The measure's lopsided defeat squashed hopes that the tax would become a model for other states to raise the cost, and...
  • Poll: Russia Collusion and Climate Change Least Important Issues to Voters

    11/06/2018 12:09:35 PM PST · by kevcol · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 6, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    A new survey shows that while healthcare and the economy are "very important" to voters, the issues of climate change and alleged Russia collusion in the 2016 election are at the bottom of the list for voters in terms of importance. In the poll, Gallup asked, "How important will each of the following issues be to your vote for Congress this year?"
  • 'SNL' Has Been 'Hijacked': Palin Sends Message to Lorne Michaels Over Mocking of Wounded Vet

    11/05/2018 2:32:01 PM PST · by ETL · 80 replies ^ | Nov 5, 2018 | FoxNews.Insider
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blasted "Saturday Night Live" creator and producer Lorne Michaels after a comic on the show made fun of a Texas GOP congressional candidate who lost an eye serving in Afghanistan.Comedian Pete Davidson joked about retired Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw's eye patch, saying he looks like a pirate in a pornographic film.Davidson, 24, giggled afterwards, saying, "Sorry. I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever." Read Full Article While Crenshaw said Monday on "Fox & Friends" that he would not demand an apology from Davidson or the show, Palin fired back at Michaels on...
  • Wealthier people do less in the struggle against climate change

    11/05/2018 1:45:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Science Daily ^ | November 5, 2018 | Source: Universitat Rovira
    A collective-risk dilemma experiment with members of the public in Barcelona has shown that people are more or less likely to contribute money to fighting climate change depending on their how wealthy they are. And the results indicate that participants with fewer resources were prepared to contribute significantly more to the public good than wealthier people, sometimes up to twice as much. These are the principal findings of a study by researchers who measured how a group of individuals acted in the face of a common threat. To do so they designed a "lab-in-the-field" experiment involving more than 320 individuals...
  • More protection: UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing

    11/05/2018 9:31:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | November 5, 2018 | By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP SCIENCE WRITER
    Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said. The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientist raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide. As a result, the upper ozone layer above the Northern Hemisphere should be completely repaired in the 2030s and the gaping Antarctic ozone hole should disappear in the 2060s, according to a scientific assessment released Monday at a conference in Quito, Ecuador. The Southern Hemisphere lags a bit and its ozone layer should be healed by mid-century. "It's...
  • Bad news for warmists: those 'shrinking Pacific islands' are actually growing

    11/05/2018 7:46:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/05/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The constant media refrain that man-caused global warming is dooming many small Pacific islands to sink beneath rising sea levels continues, even as science – and in one case the former president of an "endangered" island – refutes the alarmists, as Andrew Holt of the Herald-Sun in Australia reports: [A] new paper by Virginie K. E. Duvat, of the Institut du Littoral et de l'Environnement, University of la Rochelle, France: A reanalysis of available data, which cover 30 Pacific and Indian Ocean atolls including 709 islands, reveals that no atoll lost land area and that 88.6% of islands were either stable or increased...
  • Ten simple changes to help save the planet

    11/05/2018 7:38:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | November 5, 2018 | By Diego Arguedas Ortiz
    It’s settled science that climate change is real. So we don’t need to ask whether climate change is happening – or whether humans are causing it. Instead, we need to ask: “what can we do?” What can you do that will have the biggest impact? Here’s our guide. 1. What is the single most important thing humanity has to do in the coming years – and what does that mean for me? The number one goal? Limiting the use of fossil fuels such as oil, carbon and natural gas and replacing them with renewable and cleaner sources of energy 3....
  • Did You Forget Obama Admin Legalized “Fake News” in 2016?

    11/03/2018 5:22:56 AM PDT · by deandg99 · 5 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/03/2018 | Bradlee Dean
    An article was written at Common Dreams on Monday, December 26, 2016, called “Under Cover of Christmas, Obama Establishes Controversial Anti-Propaganda Agency.” I’d like to quote from the article and comment on it. “It owns all these not-at-all-important laws are smuggled into NDAA that are signed on Christmas Eve with basically no public debate,” wrote media critic Adam Johnson. Notice that it was signed on Christmas Eve while everyone was enjoying the Christmas holidays in taking a much-needed break from the “circus of politics” and the agents of their particular “special interest” groups.
  • Of Moose, Climate Change And Feckless Politicians

    11/02/2018 8:27:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Mountain Journal ^ | November 1, 2018 | by Tim Crawford
    A recent report from New Hampshire, published in the Canadian Journal of Zoology, notes a 70 percent die-off of new moose calves over the course of a three-year field study. It elicited this comment from a professor of wildlife ecology: “The iconic moose is rapidly becoming the new poster child for climate change in parts of the Northeast.” The decline is happening in New England where there are no wolves to blame. In many other northern corners of the Lower 48, moose populations also are in trouble. The scientific study, mentioned above, noted that among the 170 radio-collared moose calves,...
  • Climate change has scary consequences for Halloween

    11/01/2018 7:33:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    WMTV - NBC Local ^ | October 31, 2018 | By Meteorologist Brian Doogs
    MADISON, Wis. - Halloween weather can vary dramatically from year-to-year across southern Wisconsin. Because of climate change, Octobers are warming for much of the country. That includes right here in Wisconsin. Since 1970, October temperatures have climbed by an average of 2.3 degrees in Madison. A warming October not only brings concerns locally, but across the country and across the world. Climate change has scary consequences for trick-or-treaters, too. Supplies of chocolate, the backbone of Halloween, are at risk from rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns. Areas of West Africa, which support a majority of the world’s cacao trees, could...
  • Improving climate models to account for plant behavior yields 'goodish' news

    10/31/2018 8:28:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Science Daily ^ | October 29, 2018 | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Climate scientists have not been properly accounting for what plants do at night, and that, it turns out, is a mistake. A new study from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that plant nutrient uptake in the absence of photosynthesis affects greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. In a study published today in Nature Climate Change, lead author William Riley demonstrates how to improve climate models to more accurately represent land biogeochemical dynamics. Using a new global land model they developed and integrated in DOE's Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), Riley and his...
  • Florida heat already hard on outdoor workers. Climate change will raise health risks

    10/31/2018 8:04:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 31, 2018 | BY ALEX HARRIS
    Harvesting crops or building a house in the Florida sun is grueling work, and a new report shows that it’ll only get more miserable and unsafe for workers as climate change sends temperatures soaring. By at least one safety standard, it was too hot for Floridians to do very heavy labor (like digging with a shovel) for at least an hour a day almost every single day this summer. Unworkable, a report from Public Citizen and the Farmworker Association of Florida released Tuesday, spells out the risks to the state’s large population of outdoor workers, particularly construction and agricultural workers....
  • Midterm Elections: 5 States Could Wreck Their Economies In Futile Fight Against 'Climate Change'

    10/31/2018 7:54:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 30, 2018 | Editorial
    Election 2018: Next week, voters in five states will decide whether they want to raise their own taxes, kill jobs and lower their standards of living. All in a fanciful effort to stop "global warming." They'd be better off letting the free market do the work. Washington, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado all have global-warming ballot initiatives, each heavily financed by environmental activists. New Mexico voters will decide whether to elect a powerful land commissioner who promises stiff curbs on emissions. None of these will make any difference in the global climate. But they will cost their residents dearly. In Washington,...
  • How one scientist convinces skeptics that faith and climate action aren't at odds

    10/30/2018 1:36:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 30, 2018 | By Denise Chow
    Climate science and Christian fundamentalism might not seem to go together, with a recent poll showing that only 28 percent of white evangelicals believe Earth is warming because of human activity. But Katherine Hayhoe says it's never been a problem for her. An evangelical Christian and director of Texas Tech University's Climate Science Center in Lubbock, Hayhoe calls science and religion "two sides of the same coin." She's made it her mission to advocate for climate action without alienating people who might be unreceptive to scientific explanations for climate change because of their beliefs. Hayhoe came to prominence in 2016,...
  • Content and strategies, not controversy, are the biggest challenges for science teachers

    10/30/2018 1:03:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Brookings Institute ^ | October 30, 2018 | by David Devraj Kumar
    Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report describing the new risks the world will likely face by 2040 if governments fail to make significant progress on climate change. Yet, the likelihood of dramatically cutting greenhouse emissions in the U.S. is stymied by political divides among both politicians and the public about the urgency of the problem. Helping science teachers effectively teach students about climate change is one of the most important topics in science education. Science teachers, however, often report feeling ill prepared in both content and pedagogical knowledge to teach environmental science and...
  • Anthropologist to speak on climate change denial Oct. 30

    10/30/2018 12:40:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Cornell Chronicle ^ | October 30, 2018 | By Emily Parsons
    Despite overwhelming evidence that climate change is unfolding more rapidly than previously imagined, many policymakers around the world are rolling back environmental protections. Anthropologist Jennifer Carlson will give a talk, “Denial’s Authority: Anti-Environmentalism and the Aesthetics of Negativity in Contemporary Climate Politics". Carlson is the Cornell Society for the Humanities 2018-19 sustainability fellow. Carlson will discuss how embracing anti-environmentalism provides a kind of social affirmation. “If we’re going to reach out to people, we have to understand that we’re not being asked to educate or optimize, but to improvise with and learn from how their vernacular theories of power and...
  • The unseen driver behind the migrant caravan: climate change

    10/30/2018 12:28:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 30, 2018 | by Oliver Milman, Emily Holden, David Agren
    Thousands of Central American migrants trudging through Mexico towards the US have regularly been described as either fleeing gang violence or extreme poverty. But another crucial driving factor behind the migrant caravan has been harder to grasp: climate change. Most members of the migrant caravans come from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador - three countries devastated by violence, organised crime and systemic corruption, the roots of which can be traced back to the region’s cold war conflicts. Experts say that alongside those factors, climate change in the region is exacerbating – and sometimes causing – a miasma of other problems...
  • This is the 'last generation' that can save nature, WWF says

    10/30/2018 12:21:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | October 30, 2018 | By Rob Picheta
    Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60% in just over four decades, as accelerating pollution, deforestation, climate change and other manmade factors have created a "mindblowing" crisis, the World Wildlife Fund has warned in a damning new report. The total numbers of more than 4,000 mammal, bird, fish, reptile and amphibian species declined rapidly between 1970 and 2014, the Living Planet Report 2018 says. Current rates of species extinction are now up to 1,000 times higher than before human involvement in animal ecosystems became a factor. The proportion of the planet's land that is free from human impact is projected...