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  • MSNBC Freaks Out Over EPA Chief Rejecting Climate Hysteria

    03/23/2019 9:08:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 3/23/2019 | Kyle Drennan
    During Friday’s 1:00 p.m. ET hour, MSNBC anchors Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi were aghast at Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler dismissing climate change fearmongering in a recent interview with CBS News. The hosts denounced his comments and even brought on former Obama administration EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to blast him. “The Trump administration has managed to downplay the impact of climate change again. Andrew Wheeler, the new EPA administrator, insisted the effects of manmade global warming are not here yet,” Ruhle complained as she teed up a clip of Wheeler talking to CBS correspondent Major Garrett in an...
  • The Second Death of Long-Submerged Shipwrecks (Climate Change themed article - Ugh)

    03/23/2019 5:48:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies
    Atas Obscura ^ | 27JUL18 | by Jessica Leigh Hester
    Climate change is coming for underwater archaeological sites. by Jessica Leigh HesterJuly 27, 2018 Landmarks Week July 23–27 The Second Death of Long-Submerged Shipwrecks Wrecks stand to see a number of threats in a changing ocean. Here, NOAA diver John Brooks a ship off the coast of Hawaii. Robert Schwemmer, CINMS, NOAA/CC-by 2.0On a choppy voyage to Antarctica in 1928, the crew of the ship that would eventually be rechristened as the Vamar bestowed upon their vessel an optimistic nickname: “Evermore Rolling.” It proved to be a bit of a misnomer. Far from slicing through cresting waves forever, the ship...
  • Liberals pushing Green New Deal have no idea what it would cost

    03/23/2019 6:53:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/19/19 | Gabriella Muñoz
    The Green New Deal would come at a hefty cost - but figuring out how much is proving to be an impossible task for the bean-counters. The American Action Forum, a right-leaning think tank run by a former Congressional Budget Office director, says the plan could run anywhere from $51 trillion to $93 trillion in costs to the government and private sector over a decade. Liberal lawmakers who made the proposal laughed that off, with Sen. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, calling it “Big Oil misinformation.” The problem is the backers don’t have any studies of their own, only promises...
  • The carbon dioxide apocalypse

    03/22/2019 8:11:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 3/22/2019 | Joe Farah
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y, thinks the planet will be destroyed in 12 years if we don’t stop producing carbon dioxide with our cars, planes and oil consumption. I think this is the way she put it: “We’ll all be dead in 12 years, if we’re not serious about climate change.” Not only is the fake news loaded hourly with tales of imminent doom and gloom for the Earth if we don’t transform our lifestyles, economies, diet and say goodbye to air-conditioning and heating in our homes, but even the corporate ads play homage to this apocalyptic charade, this monumental hoax,...
  • Fueling America: the Oceans Aren’t Just For Fish Anymore

    03/22/2019 6:57:28 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-22-19 | MOTUS
    Do you remember the stories about cars running on water? The general storyline ran something like this: somebody invented a car that ran on water and GM squelched it to maintain their market share of the combustion engine – and our dependence on expensive fossil fuel instead of cheap, clean, renewable water. The urban legend began before the age of the internet, but has been greatly enhanced since then to include tales of assassinations and nefarious suppression of technologies that would save the planet. It also provided some actual scientific explanations of how water can be converted to energy, like...
  • Judge blocks oil-drilling in Wyoming because of climate change

    03/21/2019 11:20:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 3/21/2019 | Rick Moran
    An outrageous ruling from a federal judge will halt hundreds of oil and gas drilling projects across 500 square miles in Wyoming because he says the government did not adequately take into account climate change when granting the leases on public lands. Talk about out-of-control Judiciary. NBC News: U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras in Washington appeared to go a step further than other judges in his order issued late Tuesday. Previous rulings focused on individual lease sales or permits. But Contreras said that when the U.S. Bureau of Land Management auctions public lands for oil and gas leasing, officials must...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Time Magazine Cover April 1st 2019 (No Fooling)

    03/21/2019 1:36:22 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 93 replies
    NY (Com)Post ^ | March 21, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    Freshman [Representative] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will grace the front page of the April 1 [2019] edition of Time Magazine...The Bronx-native, who shook the Democratic establishment by defeating longtime congressman Joe Crowly in 2018, appears in a headshot taken by photographer Collier Schorr next to the headline: “The Phenom.” The story accompanying the front page, written by Charolette Alter, describes Ocasio-Cortez as “the second-most talked about politician in America...
  • Citing climate change, U.S. judge blocks oil and gas drilling in large swath of Wyoming

    03/21/2019 2:30:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 85 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/20/19
    BILLINGS, Mont. — A judge blocked oil and gas drilling across almost 500 square miles in Wyoming and said the U.S. government must consider climate change impacts more broadly as it leases huge swaths of public land for energy exploration. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade - including one last month in Montana - that have faulted the U.S. for inadequate consideration of greenhouse gas emissions when approving oil, gas and coal projects on federal land. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras in Washington appeared to go a step further than other...
  • Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism. Have we got the stomach for it?

    03/18/2019 3:35:05 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 18, 2019 | Phil McDuff
    limate change activism is increasingly the domain of the young, such as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, the unlikely face of the school strike for climate movement, which has seen many thousands of children walk out of school to demand that their parents’ generation takes responsibility for leaving them a planet to live on. In comparison, the existing political establishment looks more and more like an impediment to change. The consequences of global warming have moved from the merely theoretical and predicted to observable reality over the past few years, but this has not been matched by an uptick in urgency. The...
  • Gore: US getting close to political shift on climate change

    03/17/2019 6:12:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/15/19 | Bill Barrow
    **SNIP** "We need a new president, and we need a president committed heart and soul to the climate crises," Gore said during an activist training conference in Atlanta hosted by his nonprofit, nonpartisan Climate Reality Project. "I'm very happy that so many of the Democratic candidates have made it clear that's the way they would intend to govern if they won." Trump's presidency "is unfortunate in so many ways," Gore said, but he also credited Trump's open contempt of the scientific consensus that human activity affects the Earth's atmosphere with pushing many moderates and even some conservatives toward the more...
  • Senate GOP expected to force vote on Green New Deal in March

    03/17/2019 9:13:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/13/19 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Republicans will bring the Green New Deal resolution to the floor as they try to jam Democrats on the progressive proposal. **SNIP** McConnell blasted the progressive proposal from the Senate floor earlier Wednesday, calling it an example of "garden-variety 20th-century socialism." "Our Democratic colleagues have taken all the debunked philosophies of the last hundred years, rolled them into one giant package, and thrown a little green paint on them to make them look new. But there’s nothing remotely new about a proposal to centralize control over the economy and raise taxes on the American people to pay for it,"...
  • The science of climate change is anything but settled

    03/16/2019 5:32:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    the Washington Examiner ^ | March15,2019 | Roy W. Spencer
    In their letter, the Gang of 58 then used Hurricane Florence from last Major tornadoes in the U.S. have been on a downward trend since monitoring began in the 1950s, with record-low activity in 2018. Agricultural productivity and yields per acre have been rising around the world, despite modestly rising temperatures. Yes, there are indisputable facts that don’t agree with what the public is being told about climate change. The letter implies Mr. Trump has political rather than scientific motives. But science does not determine policy, it merely informs the policymakers. The policymakers need an unbiased review of the science....
  • Open letter to anyone marching for ‘the climate’ today

    03/16/2019 5:16:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 3/15/2019 | Brian Dingwall
    Hi kids, Many of you will be marching today, demonstrating for an issue you believe to be very important. Many years ago, I was young, well informed, and absolutely convinced I knew enough to make good decisions for the future of the world, and couldn’t understand just how obtuse all the oldies were, how they just didn’t know the stuff I had just learned. Malthusian economics drove most of us, the Club of Rome had reported, and to my subsequent shame, I confess that in 1975 I voted for the Values Party…. I wanted a better world, I knew resources...
  • Students Lead a Worldwide Climate Strike. Will Adults Listen?

    03/16/2019 7:26:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 3/15/19 | TESSA STUART
    Last August, when she began her climate strike outside the Swedish parliament, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg was all alone. “I tried to bring people along to join me,” Thunberg recently told Rolling Stone, “but no one was really interested, and so I had to do it by myself.” But around the world, children and teenagers — worried about their future and exasperated by adults’ overwhelming failure to address climate change — soon took notice. Thousands joined Thunberg, now a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, on Friday, gathering at some 1,600 strike locations in more than 100 countries around the world...
  • The End of the Climate Hoax is Coming

    03/15/2019 11:11:17 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-14-19 | John Velisek
    The “elite” that are in positions of power in our country have decided to make a final push on climate change before being debunked in the future. The man-hater from Hawaii Mazie Hirono stated in the past week that the Green New Deal is recognition that climate change is happening and that we should not stick our heads in the sand. She has described President Trump, and his minions know zero about the subject and that they deny the "science" behind climate change. Since the subject has gone from global cooling to global warming, to climate change, it proves that...
  • Teen Climate Alarmist Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

    03/15/2019 9:46:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2019 | Karen Townsend
    Today is not just Friday, it’s the day of an international #ClimateStrike thanks to a sixteen-year-old Swedish teenager. Today all over the world, high school students are skipping school to participate in #YouthStrike4Climate, an extension of #FridaysforFuture. Greta Thunberg, the leader of the youthful climate change alarmists, has now been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. “We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, conflict, and refugees,” Norwegian lawmaker Freddy André Øvstegård told Norwegian news outlet VG. “Greta Thunberg has launched a mass movement which I...
  • Wet winter ends California drought after 376 straight weeks

    03/14/2019 7:56:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 14, 2019 | John Antczak
    California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday. More than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness, and areas of abnormal dryness along the Oregon border and in parts of four southern counties amount to less than 7 percent of the state, the U.S. Drought Monitor said in its weekly update. The conditions in the far south are because of very dry prior years, the monitor said, noting reservoirs...
  • Mrs. Dono's Letter to her Pastor on Climate-Change Action for Lent

    03/14/2019 11:51:49 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 32 replies
    Cold Climate PLUS Her own Fertile Brain ^ | March 14, 2019 | Mrs Don-o
    Dear Fr. _______, I find the re-theming of Lent by Climate Crisis this year-- apparently a "wholesale" international push (Global Catholic Climate Movement, Catholic Climate Covenant, etc. etc.) with local "retail" distributors --- deeply misplaced. It's hard for me to know how to express this. Getting a reasonable and godly perspective is a struggle, but let me give you my best. I write as a spokes-person (ha) for my little circle of Church Ladies at this point. Several -- I won't name names -- have started this conversation with me, and what we all agree on is this: Nobody here...
  • Global Cooling: The Real Climate Threat

    03/14/2019 6:59:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2019 | Vijay Jayaraj
    Climate alarmists constantly warn us that man-made global warming is making our world less habitable and that climate doomsday is fast approaching. But a closer look at our climate reveals a surprising climate discovery that our mainstream media have conveniently ignored for decades: the role of the sun in determining Earth's climate. For the first time in humanity's history, our leaders could be actively devising policies — based on their defiant and biased obsession with global warming — that will render us highly vulnerable to even the slightest cooling in our climatic system. "We are causing irreversible damage to our...
  • BirthStrikers: meet the women who refuse to have children until climate change ends

    03/13/2019 2:48:10 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 Mar 2019 | Elle Hunt
    A movement of women have decided not to procreate in response to the coming ‘climate breakdown and civilization collapse’. Will their protest be a catalyst for change? As soon as Blythe Pepino got together with her partner Joshua two years ago, she felt “this overwhelming urge to create a family with him”, she says. “I think it was the fifth day after having met him, I said: ‘I’ve got to meet your parents.’ He was like: ‘You’re mad.’” Then, late last year, she attended a lecture held by the direct action group Extinction Rebellion, which set out starkly the catastrophic...