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  • Destroying the Environment to Save It

    05/30/2020 4:19:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 30, 2020 | Paul Driessen
    “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.” The infamous Vietnam era quotation may or may not have been uttered by an anonymous US Army major. It may have been misquoted, revised, apocryphal or invented. But it quickly morphed into an anti-war mantra that reflected the frustrations many felt. For Virginians and others forced to travel the “clean, green, renewable, sustainable” energy path, it will redound in modern politics as “We had to destroy the environment in order to save it.” For example, weeks after Governor Ralph Northam signed a “Clean Economy Act” that had been rushed...
  • NYT Op-Ed: ‘Stop Eating Animals’ If You Care About Climate Change, Racial Justice and Working Poor

    05/27/2020 9:20:17 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 59 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/27/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    What is it with liberal outlets and their apparent virtue-signaling obsession with eliminating meat from our diets? The New York Times published a wacky op-ed headlined “The End of Meat Is Here.” In the sub-headline, author Jonathan Safran Foer grumbled that “If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.” [Emphasis added.] Only leftists like Foer would know how to make that nonsensical connection.
  • Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago crashed into Earth at 'the deadliest possible angle' of 60 degrees which maximized production of greenhouse gases

    05/26/2020 11:45:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:45 EDT, 26 May 2020 | Ian Randall
    The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs around 66 million years ago crashed into Earth at “the deadliest possible angle”, researchers have concluded. The giant impacter struck what is today Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula at around 60 degrees — maximizing the production of climate-altering greenhouse gases. The global disaster caused by the space rock — which was bigger than Mount Everest — was far worse than once thought, Imperial College London experts said. Previous studies had suggested the asteroid came in at an angle of around 30 degrees, while others concluded that it crashed almost straight down. However, the team’s computer...
  • (Stanford) School of sustainability

    05/24/2020 8:19:34 AM PDT · by karpov
    The Grumpy Economist ^ | May 23, 2020 | John Cochrane
    In a few recent posts, I was critical of university endowment practices. Why build up a stock of investment, rather than invest in faculty, research, or other core activities? Why wall that pile of assets from being spent, especially when budgets are cratering in a pandemic? When we see businesses with piles of cash, we infer they don't have any good investment projects, and the piles are ripe for diversion to bad ideas. But universities are non-profits, and one major piece of being a non-profit is that the business is protected from the market for corporate control. If you see...
  • Prioritizing Climate Over Pandemics

    05/23/2020 5:11:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | May 23, 2020 | Paul Driessen
    As of May 20, the United States had more than 1.5 million confirmed cases of Wuhan Coronavirus. US deaths related or attributed to the virus topped 92,000 (though many were really due to old age and related co-morbidities). Because of COVID, much of the US economy has been shut down since late March. More than 36 million American workers have now filed for unemployment insurance, while tens of millions more have been furloughed or seen their hours and/or salaries reduced severely. With infections, cases and deaths declining, lockdowns and stay-home orders are finally easing, though only slightly and slowly in...

    05/16/2020 3:35:59 PM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 27 replies
    Letter posted on Mayor Steve Sexton's Facebook page | 05/15/2020 | Mayor Steve Sexton
    Steve Sexton Yesterday at 2:15 PM · Must watch the interview with Gov. Inslee. He starts at the 44:15 mark. The following is the text of the letter I am sending to him today. May 15, 2020 Governor Jay Inslee P.O. Box 40002 Olympia, WA 98504-0002 Governor Inslee: As the Mayor of the City of Burlington, I have supported your Stay home…Stay safe order from the beginning. As difficult as it has been, it was in the beginning a necessary move. I had trust in your reasons for implementing the order. But, after watching the interview you did with...
  • The Real Climate Science Deniers

    05/16/2020 8:38:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 5/15/2020 | Paul Driessen
    Fifty years ago, I helped organize Earth Day #1 programs on my college campus, calling attention to serious pollution problems that afflicted much of the USA. Over the ensuing decades, laws, regulations, and changed attitudes, practices and technologies reduced most of that pollution, often dramatically. I didn’t buy into the 1970 end-is-nigh, doom-and-gloom, billions-will-die hysteria that Ron Stein and Ron Bailey summarize, including the manmade global cooling crisis. I don’t buy it today, either – certainly not this year’s Earth Day focus on the alleged manmade global warming crisis, also blamed on emissions of carbon dioxide, the same gas that...
  • Rush Limbaugh Says Coronavirus Is Becoming Like Climate Change: ‘Every Day We Get Some New Scare Tactic’

    05/15/2020 1:08:40 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 31 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 5/15/2020 | Tim Pearce
    Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said that the reporting and commentary around the coronavirus outbreak is becoming strikingly similar to the alarmism surrounding climate change. Limbaugh made the comparison on his radio show on Thursday. The pundit started off by noting that climate change has been at the center of dire predictions for decades.
  • Even with people staying in, carbon dioxide is breaking records [since record-keeping began at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii way back in 1958]

    05/13/2020 5:56:25 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 49 replies
    theverge ^ | May 7, 2020 | Justine Calma
    The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is still rising, even though people are driving and flying less during the COVID-19 pandemic. CO2 reached an all-time daily high on May 3rd, hitting levels that haven’t been seen in the more than 60 years since records began. The annual average is also expected to rise, according to an analysis published today by scientists at the national meteorological service for the UK and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. They found that the overall amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is still climbing steadily, and that the dramatic changes from the pandemic...
  • CNN to feature teen climate activist Greta Thunberg in coronavirus town hall

    05/13/2020 9:57:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 13 2020 | Joe Concha
    CNN announced Wednesday it will feature teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg in its next "Coronavirus: Facts and Fears" town hall program set for Thursday night on the cable channel. The town hall, hosted by "AC 360" anchor Anderson Cooper and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, will also include former acting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Richard Besser and former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Both officials served in the Obama administration. The town hall on Thursday night comes one week after the network welcomed filmmaker Spike Lee as well as former Vice President Al...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to co-chair Biden campaign climate task force (only 10.69 years left)

    05/13/2020 1:24:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/12/20 | Ryan Nobles, Gregory Krieg, Paul LeBlanc, CNN
    (CNN) Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will co-chair a task force for Joe Biden's campaign on climate change, a source with direct knowledge of the planning tells CNN, a move that adds progressive credentials to the former vice president's effort to unify the party ahead of the general election. The group is one of several task forces being formed to bridge the divide between the polices of Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ended his White House bid last month. "I'm working with Bernie and with his people. And so, and we've made some changes. We've listened to Bernie supporters...
  • USA Today Can’t Make Up Its Mind: Will World Be Doomed in 10 Years or 50 Years?

    05/06/2020 8:31:31 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/6/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Environmentalists in the media often seem to want to move the goalposts on their climate Armageddon predictions. USA Today ran a story headlined “Unsuitable for 'human life to flourish': Up to 3B will live in extreme heat by 2070, study warns” May 4, 2020. USA Today stated that “By 2070, up to 3 billion people are likely to live in climate conditions 'deemed unsuitable for human life to flourish.’” Citing a new study, USA today warned that “[w]ithout climate mitigation or migration, by 2070 a substantial part of humanity will be exposed to average annual temperatures warmer than nearly anywhere...
  • Biden: Coronavirus An “Opportunity"

    05/06/2020 4:48:34 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/5/20 | Joe Biden
    To "Fundamentally Change The Science Relating To Global Warming”
  • WashPost Gets Pulitzer for Series on — Wait for It — Climate Change

    05/05/2020 2:07:29 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/5/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Another day, another Pulitzer prize given to The Washington Post for liberal content. This time, the prize was given for the paper’s reporting on climate change. #Headdesk. The Post’s media reporter Paul Farhi flaunted the news in a story headlined “Washington Post wins Pulitzer Prize for series that detailed environmental devastation in global hot spots.”
  • If you like the pandemic lockdown, you're going to love the 'Green New Deal'

    05/03/2020 4:58:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    When socialist darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez first floated her “Green New Deal,” it was an intangible vision for society rather than a concrete policy proposal. Even after the New York Democrat and her acolytes added details (including a ban on airplanes and flatulent cows) in a voluminous range of policies costing an astounding $93 trillion, the idea of running the economy without fossil fuels seemed unthinkable. Now, however, thanks to the pandemic lockdown of society, the public is in a position to judge what the “Green New Deal” revolution would look like. It's like redoing this global pandemic and economic...
  • Is there enough wood in the world to feed sustainability? [AGW propaganda]

    05/02/2020 11:25:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.01.2020 | Richard Orange
    Wood is the resource the world is relying on for its low carbon future. It’s touted as a replacement for concrete and steel, fossil fuels, power and plastics. But is there enough of it to go around? […] According to the latest figures from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), global forest production hit record levels in 2018. Up 11% on the year before. “We see an increasing demand for almost all of our products,” says Göran Örlander, strategist at Södra, Sweden’s largest association of forest owners. “The most obvious demand is for biofuels at the moment. Everybody wants...
  • Warm April Expected for Many Americans, but Could Start Cooler for Some [Near- or above-average temperatures are anticipated from the Southwest to the Northeast and South.]

    05/02/2020 5:40:25 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 31 replies ^ | March 29 2020 07:00 AM | Jonathan Belles
    Near- or above-average temperatures are anticipated from the Southwest to the Northeast and South.Some cooler air is possible across the North to begin April.The end of the month could be even warmer compared to average... April is expected to bring seasonal or above-average temperatures to most Americans, but the northern tier could see relatively cool temperatures for April, according to the latest outlook from The Weather Company, an IBM Business. Near-average temperatures are anticipated from California to New York, while much of the South will be above average. April 2020 Temperature Outlook(The Weather Company, an IBM Business) This forecast, if...
  • Indian Point nuclear-reactor shutdown a huge blow to New York’s environment

    04/29/2020 10:28:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 29, 2020 | Robert Bryce
    it’s appropriate to mourn the passing of one notable longtime New Yorker .. Unit 2 reactor at the Indian Point Energy Center. The workhorse, Westchester-based nuclear-power generator, which could have run for several more decades, is scheduled to be unplugged Thursday. Cause of death: political expediency .... the 1,028-megawatt Westinghouse machine delivered about 8,000 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year from a site on the Hudson River that covers less than a half square mile. Unit 2’s prodigious output left its more politically popular rivals — solar and wind energy — in the shade. Ivanpah, the biggest thermal-solar project in America,...
  • Climate Attack Dogs Target Michael Moore for Exposing Green Energy Myths

    04/30/2020 11:45:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | April 30, 2020 | H. Sterling Burnett
    Leftist leaders of the environmental movement are attacking far Left filmmaker and Bernie Sanders supporter Michael Moore, trying to destroy the progressive documentarian for honestly pointing out the green energy scam is nothing more nor less than crony capitalism disguised as the planet’s salvation in his new film, “Planet of the Humans,” released on YouTube for free viewing on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Produced by Moore and directed by his long-time collaborator Jeff Gibbs, the film exposes the facts that green energy can’t prevent climate change, and those saying it can are profiting handsomely from government green energy...
  • Germany's Merkel calls for 'climate-friendly' coronavirus response

    04/28/2020 11:42:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.28.2020 | dj/wmr (dpa, Reuters)
    The world must “keep a close eye on climate protection” as it faces the economic fallout of the pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, speaking remotely for the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. “We need a financial market that provides cheap capital for climate-friendly investments,” said Merkel, during an address for the annual event usually held in Berlin. Merkel also called for climate action to be included as part of economic reconstruction plans following the pandemic, including investments in future-oriented technologies such as renewable energy. In a video address following Merkel, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the pandemic had “exposed...