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  • National Geographic’s Warming Warning – 10 Years Later

    09/01/2014 1:17:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Geoff Sherrington writes: National Geographic Magazine had a Global Warming issue in September 2004. New instruments have given new data. By planning now, NatGeo can make a revised issue 10 years later, in September 2014. The 2014 edition should aim to correct what is now known to be wrong or questionable in the 2004 edition. We can help. Here are some quotes that need attention. The first three have some commentary, as is suggested for the remainder.1. “The famed snows of Kilimanjaro have melted more than 80% since 1912.” P.14 This might have been correct at the time of...
  • End “Hegemonic Capitalism” to Solve Human-Caused Climate Change?

    08/10/2014 9:32:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 8/10/2014 | Jaana Woiceshyn
    Recently, 130 environmentalist groups gathered in an UN-backed event in Venezuela to gather more civilian support to combat climate change, reports the Daily Caller. A number of them signed the Margarita Declaration which calls for an end to the “hegemonic capitalist system” as the only solution to human-caused climate change. The environmentalists argued that measures such as carbon capture and trade and conservation efforts are not sufficient to prevent the environmental disasters they are predicting; instead, they demanded a radical system change. Although they did not spell out what their ideal social system would be, we can assume they want...
  • Shattering Myths to Help the Climate

    08/02/2014 7:44:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 2, 2014 | By ROBERT H. FWANK
    Each new climate-change study seems more pessimistic than the last. This May and June, for example, were the hottest ones on record for the planet. Effective countermeasures now could actually ward off many of these threats at relatively modest cost. Yet despite a robust scientific consensus that greenhouse gas emissions are at the root of the problem, legislation to curb them has gone nowhere in Congress. In response, President Obama has proposed stricter regulations on electric utilities, which some scientists warn may be too little, too late. Why aren’t we demanding more forceful action? One reason may be the frequent...
  • Is God Green? Some Religious Leaders Claim He's Against Burning Coal

    08/01/2014 5:54:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/01/2014 | Ian Tuttle
    When, in 2012, EPA official Al Almendariz likened his enforcement strategy for federal drilling policies to Romans’ peacekeeping tactics in the Mediterranean — “Crucify them,” he quipped — he was only exhibiting what many already knew: that the Environmental Protection Agency performs its work with an almost religious zeal. But the agency’s latest effort — a massive clampdown on the nation’s coal industry — is receiving actual religious imprimatur. This week 28 religious leaders, representing not only a number of Christian denominations (Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Quaker, Baptist, and more) but other faiths (Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Bahāʟī), testified in...
  • Paul Krugman: The Climate Domino

    06/06/2014 12:46:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 5, 2014 | Paul Krugman
    Maybe it’s me, but the predictable right-wing cries of outrage over the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules on carbon seem oddly muted and unfocused. I mean, these are the people who managed to create national outrage over nonexistent death panels. Now the Obama administration is doing something that really will impose at least some pain on some people. Where are the eye-catching fake horror stories? For what it’s worth, however, the attacks on the new rules mainly involve the three C’s: conspiracy, cost and China. That is, right-wingers claim that there isn’t any global warming, that it’s all a hoax...
  • 10 Things Liberals Insanely Link To ‘Global Warming’ Read more at

    06/06/2014 12:26:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Daily Surge ^ | 6-6-14 | Matthew Schuck
    The problems that arise from having a mouth is that sometimes they open. It’s even worse when the owner doesn’t know how to keep it shut. But, when it comes to liberal Democrats, it has become an epidemic…and they just cannot contain themselves. Especially when it comes to the financially driven fear-fest known as climate change…because, you know…we’re all going to die. Ladies, and Gents, I present to you… 10 Things Liberals Insanely Link To Global Warming: 1) Global Warming Causes Rape Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, cuz global warming be raping everyone up in here! Back in February,...
  • Global Warming Hoaxers to Traumatized Kids: Cure Climate Anxiety with Activism

    05/06/2014 2:30:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: In the meantime, I have a huge, huge See, I Told You So opportunity here combined with the latest pivot and announcement from the White House yesterday. They've dropped everything now. They've dropped Benghazi, they've dropped everything, and they're moving forward (once again) on climate change/global warming. There is a desire on the part the Democrat Party and the left for the president to once again assume dictatorial-like powers to do what must be done in the area of climate change and global warming to accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish. It's not "saving the...
  • Godwin's Law and the Real Green Nazis

    04/22/2014 10:14:26 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/22/2014 | Mark Musser
    Modern greens who inappropriately and metaphorically often use the term “denier” to compare global warming skeptics to Holocaust deniers are shockingly betrayed by their very own environmental history. Modern environmentalism was largely born in the racist forests of Germany in the 1800's that was at first anti-Semitic, but later became mixed up with Social Darwinian biological science in which the very word 'ecology' was coined in 1866. Today, the green movement is no longer racist, but has evolved into anti-humanism in general ...
  • Slogging forward on climate change

    04/16/2014 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    THE WORLD now has a rough deadline for action on climate change. Nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon emissions, in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Expect a certain part of our political class to insist that man-made climate change is not consensus science, and that until it is, nothing should be done. The problem there is obvious: By the time all the skeptics are persuaded, it will be too late for an effective response. In that regard, climate change poses a...
  • The Great Emancipator vs. the Green Menace

    03/11/2014 5:46:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/11/2014 | Deborah B. Sloan
    Aerospace engineering is a challenging major under the best of circumstances. Over 100 people were in my freshman class, but only 15 graduated. The crux of that climb at my alma mater was the so-called “slaughterhouse” semester: the fall of senior year, wherein one had to take 5 technically challenging and labor intensive classes in order to graduate that spring: Aerodynamics Lab, Vibrations, Space Vehicle Dynamics, Propulsion, and Rocket Propulsion. To apply for grad school you had to write your essays, pay the application fees, apply for fellowships, collect letters of recommendation, etc. And self-supporting students like me also had...
  • How Climate Change Drove the Rise of Genghis Khan

    03/10/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    TIME ^ | March 10, 2014 | by Bryan Walsh
    The Mongol warlord built the world's largest land-based empire. But he couldn't have done it without a change in climate. The difference was Genghis Khan, the warlord who united the tribes and launched them on their wave of unstoppable conquest. But the Mongol Empire wasn’t solely the product of Genghis’s will. As a fascinating new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) demonstrates, the rise of the Mongols may have owed just as much to beneficial changes in the climate that made the grasslands of the Mongol steppes green and verdant, fueling the horses that were...
  • Dire signs from a warming world

    01/28/2014 8:23:56 AM PST · by CedarDave · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2014 | Eugene Robinson
    Another insane cold wave — not the infamous “polar vortex ” but its evil twin — is bringing sub-zero and single-digit temperatures to much of the nation. And global warming may be even more extreme, and potentially more catastrophic, than climate scientists had feared. This is, of course, no contradiction. The rallying cry of the denialists — “It’s really cold outside, so global warming must be a crock!” — can be taken seriously only by those with a toddler’s limited conception of time and space. They forget that it’s winter, and apparently they don’t quite grasp that even when it’s...
  • Infographic: Scientists Who Doubt Human-Caused Climate Change

    01/13/2014 1:40:30 PM PST · by llevrok · 56 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 1/10/2014 | Emily Gertz
    The next time you hear someone dispute that human activity is destabilizing our climate, remember this pie chart. It represents geochemist James Lawrence Powell's review of 2,258 peer-reviewed scientific articles about climate change, written by 9,136 authors, published between Nov. 12, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Of all those hundreds of papers and thousands of researchers, Powell found one article, authored by a single scientist, that attributed climate change to something other than human actions: "The Role of Solar Activity in Global Warming," by S.V. Avakyan, appearing in the Herald of the Russian Academy of Science, Vol. 83, No. 3....
  • Why experts blew the 2013 hurricane forecasts

    11/25/2013 12:55:16 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 25, 2013 | Ken Kaye
    <p>Why did all the experts get the hurricane season outlook so wrong?</p> <p>Twelve forecast teams predicted an average of 16 named storms, including eight hurricanes, four major. Yet this season, which ends Saturday, saw only 13 named storms, including two mediocre Category 1 hurricanes.</p>
  • WTF Manner of Bizarre, Cockamamie Contrivance is This "Climate Negotiator"[sic] Thing?!!?

    11/11/2013 12:07:55 PM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    I was perusing through the news and saw many articles on the horrific destruction the storm in the Philippines had wrought. As I reading through the stories at Google, yahoo News, the term 'Climate Negotiator' kept on appearing in article after article. Well, I had no idea what a Climate Negotiator is, does. I mean, trying to negotiate with the climate seems a sissyphean task if not the most mentally stable thing to attempt. I tried searching Google, Yahoo for some precise meaning, job description for a Climate Negotiator but information was far and few between. It seems it is...
  • IF ALL THE ICE MELTED

    11/08/2013 6:40:54 AM PST · by oxcart · 100 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | November 2013
    Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas. There are more than five million cubic miles of ice on Earth, and some scientists say it would take more than 5,000 years to melt it all. If we continue adding carbon to the atmosphere, we’ll very likely create an ice-free planet, with an average temperature of perhaps 80 degrees...
  • ‘Who should survive?’: Common Core assignment mixes race, religion and lifeboats

    10/19/2013 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 44 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/19/2013 | Twitchy
    Here’s another bizarre school assignment to add to the pile, courtesy of Wisconsin-based talk show host Vicki McKenna. Students are asked to work in groups to choose seven people to save from a shipwreck. To help in their decision, they are given some rudimentary information about each passenger, such as race and religious views. Mr. Blake, for example, is a Mormon who “sympathizes with anti-black views,” while Mr. Newton is a “black power advocated” [sic] who is “suspected of homosexual activity.” You can see the educational value, especially when you take into account Father Frans, a priest who is “often...
  • LA Times bans letters from climate skeptics

    10/18/2013 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 18, 2013 | FOX
    The Los Angeles Times is giving the cold shoulder to global warming skeptics. Paul Thornton, editor of the paper’s letters section, recently wrote a letter of his own, stating flatly that he won't publish some letters from those skeptical of man’s role in our planet’s warming climate. In Thornton’s eyes, those people are often wrong -- and he doesn’t print obviously wrong statements.
  • Sir Bob Geldof: 'All humans will die before 2030'

    10/05/2013 9:29:11 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 128 replies
    Daily Star Sunday ^ | Oct 4, 2013
    The musician-turned-activist reckons the world will end in 2030 - leading to the extinction of humankind. Sir Bob, 61, based his miserable prediction on the effects of climate change. “The world can decide in a fit of madness to kill itself," he told a group of youngsters at a summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. “We may not get to 2030. We need to address the problem of climate change urgently” Sir Bob Geldof The former Boomtown Rats singer also warned "the next war will not be a World War One or a World War Two, it will be the end."...
  • Why More Climate Science Hasn’t Led to More Climate Policy – Yet

    10/02/2013 5:46:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | September 27, 2013 | Andrew Revkin
    It’s worth offering a bit more context on a point I raised in my morning post on the new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Will the fresh assessment of global warming from the panel matter where it counts, in the realm of environmental and energy policy and diplomacy? In the short run, no. And this is not only because of disinformation campaigns, as some would assert. Just as the trajectory for climate change at the moment is substantially determined by emissions of greenhouse gases emitted in decades past, prospects for climate legislation or a new international treaty...
  • Weatherman considering vasectomy after climate change report

    09/28/2013 3:15:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Uk Daily Mail ^ | Sept28, 2013 | Marie-louise Olson
    Full title: " 'No children, happy to go extinct', tweets weatherman after grim climate-change report made him cry (now he's considering a vasectomy)" A meteorologist who has covered weather for the Wall Street Journal tweeted that he has decided not to have children in order to leave a lighter carbon footprint, and is considering having a vasectomy. He also vowed to stop flying after the world's recent climate-change report made him cry. Eric Holthaus was reacting to the findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which released a report on Friday that found it was ‘extremely likely’ that humans...
  • How Could A Drought Spark A Civil War? (climate change/Syria/NPR)

    09/08/2013 5:46:36 PM PDT · by Drango · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | September 08, 2013
    The background of the Syrian conflict can seem obscure to outsiders, but the spark that started it all is often traced back to the city of Dara'a, in February of 2011. A group of young people writing Arab Spring protest slogans on a wall are arrested and beaten. "When that news broke there was a massive demonstration on the street, and that was the first spark one can call of the Syrian uprising," Nayan Chanda tells NPR's Jacki Lyden. But long before a single shot was fired in Syria, there was drought in Dara'a, laying the groundwork for social unrest....
  • Environmental Campaign Suggests Naming Vicious Storms After Climate-Change Deniers

    08/26/2013 1:21:57 PM PDT · by CW_Conservative · 38 replies
    Adweek ^ | August 26, 2013 | Tim Nudd
    'Marco Rubio threatens everything in his path'
  • Al Gore makes a Category 6 level blunder

    08/23/2013 6:05:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Watts Up With That? Blog ^ | August 22, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE: 8/23/13 1:00PM PDT Its seems there’s blunders to go around. The Washington Post now says they “misquoted” Gore. Given his penchant for saying and doing dumb things in the past related to his views on climate, color me “skeptical”, especially when he makes ugly comparisons about people like he did below. It may be more of a case of some deal was worked out behind the scenes to salvage Gore’s waning credibility. I suppose we’ll never know, but I have asked WaPo to put the relevant audio of the tape recorded session online so we can verify that Gore...
  • Young Voters on Climate Deniers: ‘Ignorant, Out of Touch, Crazy’

    07/27/2013 11:50:21 PM PDT · by South40 · 87 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 7/26/2013 | Salvatore Cardoni
    Say what you will about us millennials—we’re a wilting bouquet of narcissistic, socialistic, overeducated, underemployed, tatted-up hipsters who still live at home—but, from this day forward, don’t you dare say we’re climate change deniers. A strong majority (66 percent!) of young independent voters, ages 18 to 34, accept as dogma that man and his dirty deeds are causing, and will continue to cause, climate change—this according to a study conducted by a bipartisan pair of political strategy groups for the League of Conservation Voters.
  • Energy Department: Global warming made Hurricane Sandy worse

    07/12/2013 10:34:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/12/13 | Jon Terbush
    The latest evidence that climate change is already causing massive damage Extreme weather patterns spawned by global warming are a serious threat to the nation's energy infrastructure, according to a new report from the Department of Energy, and their destructive effects are already being felt nationwide. "Increasing temperatures, decreasing water availability, more intense storm events, and sea level rise will each independently, and in some cases in combination, affect the ability of the United States to produce and transmit electricity from fossil, nuclear, and existing and emerging renewable energy sources," the report states. In the most striking example, the report...
  • 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...
  • Call Out the Climate Change Deniers (barackobama.com) what a joke...

    06/02/2013 11:12:39 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    Climate change is real, it's caused largely by human activities, and it poses significant risks for our health. Some members of Congress disagree with this simple, scientifically proven fact. We need to work to curb climate change, and a big step is to raise our voices to change the conversation in Washington. Call these deniers out. Hold them accountable. Ask them if they will admit climate change is a problem. We will continue updating the list below as supporters get answers to the basic question of whether their representatives in Congress accept the science on climate change. We hope that...
  • Greens get billionaire ally, money (Tom Steyer)

    04/03/2013 8:18:27 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-3-2013 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A California billionaire is pledging to spend as much of his fortune as necessary to make climate change “the defining issue of our generation.” Tom Steyer, who made his riches as a hedge fund manager, told The Hill on Tuesday that he wants to make climate change a campaign issue for years to come and Democratic support for environmental protections as widespread as support for gay marriage and immigration reform. “The goal here is not to win. The goal here is to destroy these people. We want a smashing victory,” Steyer said of candidates he judges to be on the...
  • Wrong Prediction, Wrong Science; Unless It’s Government Climate Science.

    01/09/2013 12:17:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 8, 2013 | Anthony Watts--Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball
    Guest post by Dr. Tim BallIn a comment on the WUWT article about the abject failure of UKMO weather forecasts, “Slingo Pretends She Knows Why It’s Been So Wet!”, Doug Huffman wrote, “Each forecast must be accompanied by the appropriate retro-cast record of previous casts” (January 6, 2013 at 7:06 am). I pointed out years ago that Environment Canada (EC) publishes such information. They expose a similar horrendous story of absolute failure. This likely indicates why it is not done by others, but provides adequate justification for significantly reducing the role of the agency.Both EC and UKMO predictions fail. The...
  • The Mayan End of the World Prediction and Climate Catastrophe

    12/19/2012 6:10:27 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | December 18, 2012 | Guest post by Steve Goreham
    Guest post by Steve GorehamOriginally published in The Washington TimesThe Mayan calendar is about to end, and with it, the world.People love nothing more than an apocalypse. Meteor collisions, alien invasions, super volcanoes, nuclear winter, and global warming all provide great material for mass entertainment and breathless news reporting.The latest apocalypse to capture our imagination is the idea that, along with the Mayan calendar, the world will end on the 21st day of this month. The Mayan “Long Count” calendar, which began in 3114 BC, ends on December 21, 2012. The calendar is supposedly the measure of days from...
  • PwC report argues for unprecedented carbon dioxide cuts by 2050

    11/05/2012 7:59:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 05 November 2012 | (EurActiv.com with Reuters)
    The world will have to cut the rate of carbon emissions by an unprecedented rate to 2050 to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2°C this century, a report released by PwC on Monday (5 November) showed. PwC’s annual Low Carbon Economy Index report examined the progress of developed and emerging economies towards reducing their carbon intensity, or their emissions per unit of gross domestic product. Global temperatures have already risen by about 0.8 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times. Almost 200 nations agreed in 2010 at United Nations climate talks to limit the rise to below 2°C (3.6°F) to...
  • World's Glaciers Have New Size Estimate (new method used to calculate ice thickness)

    10/23/2012 7:17:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/23/12 | Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet - LiveScience.com
    The relatively small glaciers that drape the planet's mountains will play an important role in future sea level rise, according to a new study that estimated glaciers' collective size. Researchers calculated the ice thickness for 171,000 glaciers worldwide, excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold the bulk of Earth's frozen water. Through a combination of direct satellite observations and modeling, they determined the total volume of ice tied up in the glaciers is nearly 41,000 cubic miles (170,000 cubic kilometers), plus or minus 5,000 cubic miles (21,000 cubic km). If all the glaciers were to melt, global sea...
  • Why We Still Need a Carbon Tax

    09/28/2012 8:45:20 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9-27-2012 | Adam Ozimek
    .... I am a proponent of carbon taxes. One criticism of this policy that you hear, for instance here from Noah Smith, is that they are pointless because you need international cooperation to make a real dent. But among non-tradeable goods this is not really the case. We don’t have to worry about transportation shifting abroad, since you can’t really outsource driving your car or shipping a package. And this matters, as transportation accounts for 70% of U.S. fuel consumption, and 30% of U.S. greenhouse gases. But even if carbon taxes are problematic, surely higher gas taxes are a good...
  • Daryl Hannah calls for activism at Tree Huggers Ball

    06/24/2012 8:56:36 PM PDT · by South40 · 72 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 6/24/2012 | ERIKA I. RITCHIE
    SANTIAGO CANYON – Local activists jumped to their feet and applauded actress Daryl Hannah's call for a paradigm shift away from the consumption of fossil fuels, putting a stop to mountaintop removal and stopping the Keystone XL pipeline. "We can't live without our water, soil, air and biodiversity," Hannah said. "We need to get off our butts and do it. We need to get together and realize we're on the same team whether we're blue or red, Democrat or Republican. We want to live. It's about loving something and protecting it."The Hollywood actress, known for protesting against mountaintop removal in...
  • Green ‘drivel’ exposed. The godfather of global warming lowers the boom on climate change hysteria

    06/23/2012 11:37:38 AM PDT · by OnAMission · 23 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 6/23/2012 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Two months ago, James Lovelock, the godfather of global warming, gave a startling interview to msnbc.com in which he acknowledged he had been unduly “alarmist” about climate change. The implications were extraordinary. Lovelock is a world-renowned scientist and environmentalist whose Gaia theory — that the Earth operates as a single, living organism — has had a profound impact on the development of global warming theory.
  • Former EPA official, of “crucify” fame, bails from Hill hearing at the last minute

    06/06/2012 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/6/12 | Erika Johnsen
    Yesterday, I was pretty excited about today’s scheduled House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, “EPA Priorities and Practices,” at which the former EPA regional administrator Al Armendariz was supposed to appear to explain his unique philosophy of enforcement. But then, all of my hopes were dashed — dashed! — when Energy & Commerce made this announcement late last night: WASHINGTON, DC – With less than 24 hours until he was scheduled to testify in front of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, former Regional Administrator for EPA Region 6 Al Armendariz has notified the committee that he will not appear at...
  • Astronauts and scientists send letter to NASA: Stop global warming advocacy

    04/11/2012 8:28:18 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies
    CFACT ^ | April 11, 2012 | swampsniper
    Joint letter from 49 former NASA scientists and astronauts to the current NASA Administrator blasts agency’s policy of ignoring empirical evidence about global warming.
  • How to go out with a bang — score points for censorship — (Science Journal EDITOR resigns)

    09/05/2011 12:34:03 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    JoNova ^ | September 5th, 2011 | Joanne
    Full Title: How to go out with a bang — score points for censorship — a poseur for honor! An editor has resigned after committing the dastardliest of crimes: He helped publish a skeptical paper in a peer-reviewed journal. God-forbid, imagine a paper being reviewed only by people who have some sympathies with your results? It’s unthinkable. We all know that Nature and Science, for example, dutifully send all the papers by alarmists to at least one skeptical reviewer, and since 97% of 77 climate scientists are alarmists, that means the other two scientists who aren’t, are very busy people. ...
  • Obama tells young reporters: Climate change a top challenge for young people

    08/30/2011 12:26:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Obama tells young reporters: Climate change a top challenge for young people By Andrew Restuccia - 08/30/11 01:21 PM ET Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing young people, President Obama said in a recent interview with young reporters from Scholastic News. “Another big challenge that your generation is going to face is the environmental challenge,” Obama said in an interview with Scholastic News Press Corp. that was conducted in July but posted online this month. “Although we’ve made big improvements over the last 20 or 30 years in making our air clean and our water clean, there...
  • Cats, Not Cars, Cause…Climate Change? (MEOW?)

    07/15/2011 4:46:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | July 14, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Well, you can save your money and forget about buying that Prius. Because apparently cats, not cars, cause “climate change.” That’s the latest according to some research studies. The problem is reportedly due to a cat “epidemic” in the U.S., where the entire feline population has tripled in the last four decades to some 600 million furry critters. The studies report that “global warming” prompts cats to breed like, well, rabbits, and once there’s an “overpopulation,” our furry feline friends start killing off eco-saving birds en masse. Sounds like a lose, lose. Right? MotherJones reports:
  • What happened to the climate refugees?

    04/10/2011 9:51:04 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 35 replies
    Asian Correspondent ^ | April 11, 2011 | Gavin Atkins
    n 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme predicted that climate change would create 50 million climate refugees by 2010. These people, it was said, would flee a range of disasters including sea level rise, increases in the numbers and severity of hurricanes, and disruption to food production. The UNEP even provided a handy map. The map shows us the places most at risk including the very sensitive low lying islands of the Pacific and Caribbean. It so happens that just a few of these islands and other places most at risk have since had censuses, so it should be possible...
  • Some respond to Japan earthquake by pointing to global warming

    03/11/2011 3:04:10 PM PST · by RightGeek · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/11/2011 | Amanda Carey
    Hours after a massive earthquake rattled Japan, environmental advocates connected the natural disaster to global warming. The president of the European Economic and Social Committee, Staffan Nilsson, issued a statement calling for solidarity in tackling the global warming problem. “Some islands affected by climate change have been hit,” said Nilsson. “Has not the time come to demonstrate on solidarity – not least solidarity in combating and adapting to climate change and global warming?” “Mother Nature has again given us a sign that that is what we need to do,” he added. Global Warming enthusiasts have also taken to Twitter to...
  • Bootleg Lightbulbs Coming to California (Starting Jan. 1, Incandescents cannot be bought .. legally)

    12/27/2010 12:01:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies · 6+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2010 | Luminus Maximus
    Here's a new poll question: Should California be 1) given back to the Spanish missionaries, or 2) just allowed to go dark?  For most of us, the first option -- give it back to the Spanish Jesuits -- is most appealing.  After all, if the EU is ready to bail out Spain, why not tack on its erstwhile colony and pick up that tab, too? However, Californians unwilling to wait for the results of our poll question have already decided: apagar la luz.  Old reliable, the 100-watt light bulb -- safe, cheap, and bright enough to read, write, cook,...
  • ‘Snowfalls Are Now Just a Thing of the Past’

    12/20/2010 7:53:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 19, 2010 | Ed Driscoll
    That was the headline on this March 2000 story in England’s Independent: Britain’s winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives.Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain’s culture, as warmer winters – which scientists are attributing to global climate change – produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries. The first two months of 2000 were virtually free of significant snowfall in much of lowland Britain, and...
  • Could Climate Change Ruin Thanksgiving Dinner?

    11/24/2010 8:25:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    discovery.copm ^ | Nov. 24, 2010 | Jennifer Viegas
    Warmer temperatures could affect just about everything you'll see on the dinner table. THE GIST The cost and quality of Thanksgiving Day foods could eventually be affected by climate change. Warmer temperatures can impact turkey meat texture, appearance and taste, research finds. Water shortages could also lead to more costly plant-based foods and beverages.
  • In Climate Denial, Again

    10/18/2010 12:33:31 PM PDT · by jda · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 17 October 2010 | Editorial
    "A few may genuinely believe global warming is a left-wing plot. Others may be singing the tune of corporate benefactors. And many Republicans have seized on the cap-and-trade climate bill as another way to paint Democrats as out-of-control taxers. "In one way or another, though, all are custodians of a strategy whose guiding principle has been to avoid debate about solutions to climate change by denying its existence — or at least by diminishing its importance. The strategy worked, destroying hopes for Congressional action while further confusing ordinary citizens for whom global warming was already a remote and complex matter....
  • A ‘Pretty Edgy’ Climate Campaign (blowing people up)

    10/04/2010 11:58:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 4, 2010 | ANDREW C. REVKIN
    Hey, in an entertainment universe where a blood-soaked psychopath can be a hero and flesh-munching zombies can be hilarious (to me, too), what’s a few exploding schoolchildren? Late last week, a British climate group released “ No Pressure,” a mini-film aimed at rounding up new recruits to its “10:10″ movement, in which people, schools, companies and other participants pledge to cut their greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent in a year. On paper, the project had everything going for it — the screenwriter of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” music by Radiohead, on-screen talent including Gillian Anderson,...
  • Rising Global Temperatures Cooking Lots of Lizards

    05/13/2010 11:37:55 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 69 replies · 938+ views
    ABC ^ | Thursday, 13 May 2010 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    Lots of leapin' lizards living no longer; researchers say global warming threatens reptiles Sometimes it can be too darn hot even for a lizard. Cold-blooded creatures that have to soak up the rays to get going might seem like the last animals you would expect to be threatened by global warming. Well, you would be wrong, researchers say. It turns out lizards are going extinct in many places, and scientists who have studied them say it's because of rising temperatures. The heats affects reproduction. "The results were clear. These lizards need to bask in the sun to warm up, but...
  • The Greenpeace Militia (Green"Peace" blogger suggests illegal in-person action vs. opponents?)

    04/05/2010 11:57:45 AM PDT · by pogo101 · 5 replies · 466+ views
    Small Dead Animals blog ^ | April 4, 2010 | Small Dead Animals blog
    The climate fascists are getting restless...Emerging battle-bruised from the disaster zone of Copenhagen, but ever-hopeful, a rider on horseback brought news of darkness and light: "The politicians have failed. Now it's up to us. We must break the law to make the laws we need: laws that are supposed to protect society, and protect our future. Until our laws do that, screw being climate lobbyists. Screw being climate activists. It's not working. We need an army of climate outlaws." The proper channels have failed. It's time for mass civil disobedience to cut off the financial oxygen from denial and skepticism....