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  • The Western political world is ripe with possibility as improbable bedfellows unite

    06/12/2017 10:31:53 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | June 2, 2017 | Conrad Black
    The American withdrawal from the Paris Agreement to fight climate change came as the bunk about impeachment and collusion of the Trump campaign with the Kremlin dies down, and on a day when the United States moved to all-time stock market highs as measured by Dow-Jones, NASDAQ and S&P, and the Commerce Department posted stunning 3.8 per cent annual economic growth figures. snip Having been routed in the Cold War, and domestically in the West by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, the international left retreated into the unsuspecting arms of the 1980s environmentalists: butterfly and bird-watchers, the Sierra Club, Ducks...
  • Al Gore warns that Trump is ignoring weather apocalypse

    06/04/2017 8:44:07 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/04/2017 | S.A. Miller
    Former Vice President Al Gore said Sunday that President Trump ignored science and Mother Nature in pulling out of the Paris climate change accord, saying nightly news reports resemble ďa nature hike through the Book of Revelations.Ē That helps explain the Trump administrationís clumsy explanation for the presidentís decision to exit the agreement, said Mr. Gore, who is chairman of the Climate Realty Project and a leading advocate for reducing carbon emissions. ďThe administration comes off as tongue-tied and confused about the climate crisis because the truth is still inconvenient for the large carbon polluters and they donít want to...
  • DELINGPOLE: Trumpís Climate Plans Just Made the Mediaís Heads Explode

    01/31/2017 4:49:25 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 1/31/2017 | James Delingpole
    Iíve just watched the London liberal mediaís heads exploding like ripe watermelons. It was great Ė a bit like that No Pressure video that the enviro-loons made a few years ago, only better because this time the victims werenít blameless schoolchildren but grisly, puffed-up, righteously eco, Trump-and-Brexit-hating TV and newspaper Environment Correspondents, all of whom hate my guts. (They hate yours too, so donít get smug.) The occasion was a press conference hosted by the Global Warming Policy Foundation for Myron Ebell, head of the Trump administrationís Environmental Protection Agency transition team. Satanís Emissary, as liberals prefer to think of...
  • QUENTIN LETTS: How I was vaporised by the BBC's Green Gestapo after daring to mock the Met Office...

    12/11/2015 12:32:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    dailymailUK ^ | 09:05 EST, 11 December 2015 | Quenten Letts
    George Orwell devised the word 'unperson' to describe someone who had so offended official thought, he or she was vaporised - not just liquidated but wiped from the record for eternity. That way the unperson couldn't set a bad example. All memory of the impertinence would be forgotten, Comrades! ... When a Politburo member called Nikolai Yezhov, People's Commissar for Water Transport, fell out of favour with Joseph Stalin in 1940, he was not just killed. A photograph of him beside Stalin in happier days was doctored to remove all trace of the unfortunate Yezhov. It was as though he...
  • Solyndra autopsy: Did Inspector General go too easy on Department of Energy?

    08/31/2015 7:36:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Watchdog ^ | August 31, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    An Inspector General of the Department of Energy report that picked over the bones of the Solyndra green energy fiasco placed most of the blame on Solyndra executives for losing more than $500 million in taxpayer money. But a close reading shows DOE made plenty of mistakes as well. The report authored by DOE Inspector General Gregory H. Friedman came just short of calling Solyndraís highest officials liars, saying their actions during the loan process were ďat best, reckless and irresponsible or, at worst, an orchestrated effort to knowingly and intentionally deceive and mislead the Department.Ē While the 13-page report...
  • Crushing the Poor & Middle Class with the EPA

    08/05/2015 2:51:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/5/15 | Matthew Vadum
    President Obama is surreptitiously colluding with radical anti-growth environmentalists to force ideologically driven carbon-emission controls on the energy industry that will devastate the U.S. economy, congressional investigators have discovered. As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drew up rules aimed at limiting carbon emissions from power-generation plants, "key stakeholders ó including the American public ó had little to no influence over the debate while powerful environmental activist groups were given unprecedented access to and influence over administration officials," the Washington Times reported yesterday. Collusion between the EPA and the green's isn't exactly breaking news. They've been doing it for years, but...
  • Pope Francis Calls For A New Global Political Authority To Save Humanity

    06/17/2015 5:10:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 82 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 6/17/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Pope Francis says that global warming is a fact and that a new global political authority is necessary in order to save humanity from utter disaster. The new encyclical that was scheduled to be released on Thursday has been leaked, and it is being reported that this new global political authority that Pope Francis envisions would be in charge of ďthe reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regionsĒ. The funny thing is that this sounds very much in line with the new sustainable development agenda that is going to be launched at the United Nations in...
  • Uh oh: California solar plant fries thousands of birds in mid-flight

    08/18/2014 7:21:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/18/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Oh, dear. They even have a name for them: Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plantís concentrated sun rays ó ďstreamers,Ē for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one ďstreamerĒ every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operatorís application to build a still-bigger version.The investigators want the halt until the full extent of the deaths can be assessed....
  • Death by Delay [The old Reds have become the new Greens]

    07/02/2014 1:11:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 2, 2014 | Viv Forbes
    There was a time, before the baby-boom generation took over, when we took pride in the achievements of our builders, producers, and innovators. There was always great celebration when settler families got a phone, a tractor, a bitumen road, or electric power. An oil strike or a gold discovery made headlines, and people welcomed new businesses, new railways, and new inventions. Science and engineering were revered, and the wealth delivered by these human achievements enabled the builders and their children to live more rewarding lives, with more leisure, more time for culture and crusades, and greater interest in taking better...
  • CNN Anchor Shamelessly Rages Against ĎClimate Change Deniersí During Straight News Hour

    05/21/2014 12:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Fresh off promises from CNN boss Jeff Zucker that the channel will pursue more stories on global warming ¬ó whether their audience likes it or not ¬ó CNN anchor Carol Costello presided over a segment with two religious figures agreeing that to deny climate change is to sin against God. But Costello did much more than just moderate the ¬ďdebate,¬Ē railing against ¬ďdeniers¬Ē and questioning whether they¬íre ¬ďreading the Bible.¬Ē In the eye-popping intro to the segment ¬ó which aired during CNN¬ís ¬ďNewsroom¬Ē, not an opinion program ¬ó Costello pulls no punches while savaging those who dare to question the...
  • Greenpeace sails out to confront Russian tanker

    04/28/2014 10:05:37 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 17 replies
    AMSTERDAM (AP) ó Greenpeace International says it is sending a ship out to protest the arrival of a tanker that is bringing the first oil produced at a new Russian offshore platform in the Arctic circle to Rotterdam. The environmental group said Monday it has sent the "Rainbow Warrior III" to meet the Russian-flagged Mikhail Ulyanov. Greenpeace spokesman Arin de Hoog could not immediately say Monday when the two vessels are expected to meet and what form the protest will take. In September, 28 of the group's activists and two freelance journalists were arrested and charged with piracy after a...
  • In the Midwest, farmers leading the way on solar power

    01/27/2014 3:23:15 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    midwestenergynews ^ | 1-27-14 | Karen Uhlenhuth
    Solar installations have been taking off in many areas of the Midwest, but perhaps nowhere more so than in farm country. ďItís a huge buzz now throughout the agriculture industry,Ē said Todd Miller, sales director for CB Solar in Ankeny, Iowa. In Washington County, Iowa, for example, farmers with access to an unusual and lucrative combination of federal, state and utility incentives were anticipating payback periods of as little as two years, according to Ed Raber, director of the countyís economic development corporation. In Washington County, Iowa, for example, farmers with access to an unusual and lucrative combination of federal,...
  • Just Hit The NOAA Motherlode ( Hide the Actual Temp Decline )

    01/22/2014 10:10:42 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 19 replies ^ | January 19, 2014 | Steven Goddard
    I spent the evening comparing USHCN V1 and V2 graphs, and discovered a huge discrepancy between their V1 and V2 adjustments. This is their current US graph. Note that there is a discontinuity at 1998, which doesnít look right. Globally, temperatures plummeted in 1999-2000, but they didnít in the US graph. But when they switched to V2, they started adjusting older temperatures downwards, and left post-2000 temperatures more or less intact. This created a huge jump (greater than one degree) downwards for all years prior to 2000. By the time they are done corrupting the data, they have hidden the...
  • ĎNot looking goodí: Coal workers see future dim amid regulation burden

    01/16/2014 8:35:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2014 | Mike Tobin
    Far below the Appalachian Mountains, in a space barely big enough to stand up straight, Bobby Combs works a job his father and his grandfather worked. Coal-mining is the highest-paying job available to him in eastern Kentucky. As he skillfully maneuvers a massive machine and rips into a seam of coal, though, Combs wonders if the family tradition ends with him. ďItís not looking good,Ē he says, dirt smudging his face. Coal has come under the crosshairs of the Obama administration in the push to transition to renewable energy sources. Coal mines are burdened with a never-ending stream of federal...
  • If You Think Communism Is Bad For People, Check Out What It Did To The Environment

    01/13/2014 7:24:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 13, 2014 | Colin Grabow
    If You Think Communism Is Bad For People, Check Out What It Did To The Environment (And it's not a coincidence or accident of history) When pressed by Twitter critics earlier this month over the horrendous human rights record of his chosen ideology, Jesse ď#FULLCOMMUNISMĒ Myerson struck back with this tweet: 'Jesse A. Myerson @JAMyerson If I have to answer for Soviet gulags, these market/capital twits have to answer for climate collapse, the greatest genocide in history. 8:44 PM - 3 Jan 2014' In addition to being an advocate for an ideology directly responsible for tens of millions of non-war...
  • Global warmingís deranged disciples

    01/12/2014 8:46:05 AM PST · by Signalman · 28 replies
    TheScotsman ^ | 1/12/2014 | Gerald Warner
    CLIMATE change is real and it is happening very fast. The climate of opinion, that is, regarding the rapidly imploding fantasies of the global warming alarmists. After a decade in which sane commentators have been angered and frustrated by the purblind adherence to the warmist superstition by followers of the Al Gore cult ¬Ė prominent among them our own esteemed First Minister and President for Life Designate ¬Ė the whole climate change scam has Ô¨Ānally degenerated into a joke, provoking widespread derision. That has not deterred the climate Gnostics, sustained by their mystical insight into inner truths hidden from sceptics...
  • California Officially Working To Protect Fictional Environment

    01/03/2014 12:36:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 3, 2013 | Mark Horne
    The fact that a state legislature would decree population density mandates to cities in the state is an intolerable tyranny. Naturally, the California legislature is doing it. But it has officially decided to worry about the environment of a fantasy world, not the real one.
  • Inside a green billionaire's Virginia crusade

    11/11/2013 1:48:05 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | November 11, 2013 | By ALEXANDER BURNS and ANDREW RESTUCCIA
    Tom Steyer is Virginiaís $8 million man. The California billionaire spent nearly that much from his personal fortune to make an example of Republican Ken Cuccinelli for his arch-conservative views on the environment. The sum is more than three times the investment thatís been previously reported, and it nearly matched what the Republican Governors Association, the largest GOP outside spender, put into the Virginia governorís race. It is more money, on a per-vote basis, than the famously prolific conservative donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson spent in the 2012 presidential election. Steyerís political committee, NextGen Climate Action, publicly entered the Virginia...
  • Yes, Putin's a brute, but it's Greenpeace who are the bigger menace to our future

    10/14/2013 10:29:47 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 8 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 13 October 2013 | Dominic Lawson
    Greenpeace, the worldís biggest and most battle-hardened environmental campaigning organisation, is in a state of shock. Last week, Russian investigators said that they had found Ďnarcotic substancesí on board Arctic Sunrise, the Greenpeace vessel they seized after its crew had used it in an attempt to storm an oil rig of the state-controlled firm Gazprom. They added that the drugs included poppy straw, an ingredient for opiates. You would think that Greenpeace might be proud to have been identified as scrupulously organic in its drug use; but its spokesman denounced the Russiansí claim as a Ďsmear, pure and simpleí. Of...
  • Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise seized after drugs found on board

    10/09/2013 5:48:12 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 63 replies
    RAPSI ^ | October 9, 2013
    MOSCOW, October 9 (RAPSI) - Greenpeace activists on trial for maritime piracy in Russia soon may face new charges after drugs were found at the Arctic Sunrise ship, Investigative Committee's official spokesperson Vladimir Markin told journalists on Wednesday. Markin added that the investigators have secured an official court order to seize the ship. Earlier, 30 members of the crew were charged with maritime piracy. "With this new evidence that came to light during the investigation, the charges against the accused will be augmented accordingly. It is very clear to the investigation that a number of participants will be chraged with...