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  • Will Uprisings Thwart Green Central Planners?

    12/13/2018 2:19:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Veronique de Rugy
    You know you've got a problem when your tax schemes are even being rejected by the French. While there's always a danger in reducing the causes of political unrest to a single issue, the plan to impose yet another regressive $9 billion annual carbon tax proved to be a catalyst for the "yellow vest" protests that are roiling Paris. The nonviolent version of the French carbon-tax revolt is spreading globally, too. Last November, Washington state voters rejected a very well-funded effort to pass the first ballot-approved carbon tax ever. The province of Ontario is suing the Canadian government to block...
  • Global warming is causing more snow to fall on Antarctica - has slowed rising sea levels by a THIRD

    12/11/2018 6:33:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2018 | Joe Pinkstone
    Global warming is causing more snow to fall over Antarctica and it is stunting the surge of rising sea levels. Scientists have discovered that the increased amount of snow on Antarctica has helped offset rates of twentieth-century global sea-level rise by up to a third. Since the start of the 20th century the snow on the frozen continent and the Antarctic ice Sheet have played a pivotal role in governing sea level change. The delicate balance between ice sheets melting and increased snowfall has a major part to play on sea levels around the world.
  • DuBois column - Elections count, will Zinke survive and Trump on fire

    12/10/2018 7:17:14 AM PST · by cowpoke · 8 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 12/10/28 | Frank DuBois
    Elections count, will Zinke survive and Trump on fire Grimness under Grijalva Elections do make a difference. How would you like to have the Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the former Chair of the Congressional Environment Task Force with a 100 percent voting record according to the Sierra Club, as the new Chairman of the House Resources Committee? That’s the Committee with jurisdiction over livestock grazing, wilderness, national monuments, endangered species and other land use activities of the Forest Service, BLM, USFWS and other entities of the Interior department. Well that’s what you are going to get with Raul...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Is ‘Pretty Much All Fantasy-land’

    12/08/2018 6:28:29 AM PST · by Cheerio · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 8, 2018 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Experts decry 'pie in the sky' environmental plan Since sweeping into Congress atop a wave of far-left support, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) has been very clear what her number one goal is: a Green New Deal for America. The freshman congresswoman first attracted attention to the proposal when she joined more than 200 protesters staging a sit-in in support of a GND in Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) office. Since then and with Ocasio-Cortez's backing, the idea has swept through left-leaning media, attracting fawning reviews. It also has the support of a number of prominent left-wing environmental activists:...
  • Climate Lunacy Takes Center Stage

    12/08/2018 5:46:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    The unwritten rule seems to be that each successive climate report and news release must be more frightening than any predecessors, especially during the run-up to international conferences. Thus Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report 15 claims governments worldwide must make “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” spend $40 trillion by 2035 on renewable energy, and impose carbon taxes that climb to $5,500 per ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) by 2030. Or temperatures could climb another 1 degree F (0.5 C) and bring utter cataclysm to human civilization and our planet. Not to be outdone, the 1,700-page 2018 US National...
  • Supporters say Hurricane Florence showed the need for I-73, not everyone agrees

    11/28/2018 7:58:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    WBTW News 13 ^ | November 15, 2018 | Nicole Boone
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) -  A quarter of a century later, local, state, and federal leaders still work to build Interstate 73. It would be the Grand Strand area's first interstate.I-73 would run from Michigan to Myrtle Beach. Now after Hurricane Florence, there's even more urgency, among some, to complete the project. As Hurricane Florence approached the South Carolina coast in September, so did the call for evacuations. "If any of your listeners or viewers were stuck on Highway 501 or Highway  9 or Highway 17 trying to dodge this storm and get their family to safety they understand how important it is...
  • California Burning: How the Greens Turned the Golden State Brown

    11/25/2018 9:00:58 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 50 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 11-24-18 | Edward Ring
    n October 2016, in a coordinated act of terrorism that received fleeting attention from the press, environmentalist activists broke into remote flow stations and turned off the valves on pipelines carrying crude oil from Canada into the United States. Working simultaneously in Washington, Montana, Minnesota, and North Dakota, the eco-terrorists disrupted pipelines that together transport 2.8 million barrels of oil per day, approximately 15 percent of U.S. consumption. The pretext for this action was to protest the alleged “catastrophe” of global warming. These are the foot soldiers of environmental extremism. These are the minions whose militancy receives nods and winks...
  • No Straw For You!

    11/19/2018 5:41:28 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-19-18 | MOTUS
    Breaking news: Washington D.C. sucks! Fear not, local government has taken the matter into their own hands: While Washington, D.C., is the nation’s 16th most dangerous city, has the highest rate of cocaine use and the 49th worst schools, the local government is right on top of its biggest problem: single use plastic straws. In fact, the municipality will now penalize not just businesses, but also churches and other non-profits, if they hand out plastic straws or stirrers with beverages — this includes with free coffee offered as charity. – The New American As Selwyn Duke points out, the...
  • After Years of ‘Green’ Policy Fails, Cali Cities Now Handing Out Breathing Masks

    11/12/2018 7:48:20 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 11 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 2018-11-12 21:00 | KARA PENDLETON
    There’s a saying about a certain road being “paved with good intentions.” Some in California are now living that very saying.
  • Alysa Milano: FYI, .@realDonaldTrump! [Trump cut funding to forest management]

    11/10/2018 12:56:50 PM PST · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    Alyssa Milano Twitter ^ | 11/10/2018 | Alyssa Milano
    FYI, .@realDonaldTrump! “...guess who owns much of the forest land in CA? Your federal agencies. CA only owns 2%. Guess who cut funding to forest management in the budget? YOU DID.” ~@tedlieu https://t.co/aXRArq6Tu8— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 10, 2018
  • Appeals court grants Trump admin request to stay youth climate lawsuit

    11/08/2018 9:04:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2018 | John Bowden
    A federal appeals court in Oregon on Thursday granted a motion from the Trump administration for a temporary stay in a lawsuit brought forward by a group of young people who argue that the government is violating their rights by not adequately battling climate change. The Associated Press reported Thursday that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a 15-day stay in the case for either it or the Supreme Court to consider a motion by the Trump administration to dismiss the case. "As set forth fully in the accompanying memorandum of law, a stay is warranted because...Defendants will be...
  • Turbines Kill So Many Birds They're Effectively an Apex Predator

    11/07/2018 1:49:53 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 37 replies
    Take, for instance, a wind farm in the Western Ghats region of India, where a group of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science performed their study. In the area of the wind farm, raptors were around four times less common than in other areas. They kept dying to the turbines, which is not great for the raptors but good news for fan-throated lizards, the raptors’ prey. In and around the wind farm, lizard populations exploded, completely unchecked by predation. So few of them were being eaten that they even lost almost all fear of danger. The researchers found they...
  • Twilight of the Green Follies

    11/02/2018 7:51:49 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Alex Alexiev
    With its bogus claims of ever greater triumphs of renewable energy, government mandates and exorbitant subsidies, the global warming scam closely resembles Stalinist Lysenkoism and the erstwhile Soviet propaganda of the glorious achievements of socialism. Unfortunately, reality tends to wreak havoc with the fantasies of socialist charlatans and so it has with renewable energy, the putative solution to global warming. There are at least three problems with renewable energy (wind and solar), which are not surmountable. First, it is intermittent i.e. not reliable, because there are times when the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine. In...
  • A Looming Technology-security Minerals Crisis?

    10/27/2018 7:33:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    In 1973 OPEC countries imposed an oil embargo to retaliate for US support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War. Drivers endured soaring gasoline prices, blocks-long lines, hours wasted waiting to refuel vehicles, and restrictions on which days they could buy fuel. America was vulnerable to those blackmail sanctions because we imported “too much” oil – though it was just 30% of our crude.The fracking revolution (horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing) and other factors changed that dramatically. The United States now produces more crude oil than at any time since 1970.But now we face new, potentially far greater dangers –...
  • Infrastructure For The Next Century: What Americans Will Need To Build Next

    10/24/2018 12:14:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 3, 2018 | Michele Lerner
    If Elon Musk’s Boring Company succeeds, the fantasy of slipping into a pod and being whisked from Washington, D.C. to New York City in less than 30 minutes may become a reality. As startling as that might be, such transformational projects are nothing new. Think of how Americans of a half-century ago felt once the national interstate highway system was complete and a cross-country road trip shortened from two weeks to five days. Infrastructure improvements in the U.S. – such as the interstate system, built in the 1950s and 1960s, the first transcontinental railway in the 1860s, and the Erie...
  • China Opens Giant Sea Bridge Linking Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland

    10/23/2018 10:05:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 23, 2018 | Austin Ramzy
    HONG KONG — China officially opened the world’s longest sea bridge on Tuesday after China’s leader, Xi Jinping, and local officials inaugurated the 34-mile structure, which crosses the Pearl River Delta to link Hong Kong with Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The project, which includes sections of bridge and artificial islands linked by a four-mile tunnel west of Hong Kong’s airport, went billions of dollars over budget and was delayed by two years. Chinese officials expect the bridge to significantly cut driving time between the two sides of the Pearl River, helping to achieve their vision of...
  • Should Mass. Pike remain elevated or come back to earth?

    10/23/2018 12:13:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 24, 2018 | Adam Vaccaro
    Talk to neighbors and transportation activists, and you’ll get pretty much the same answer: The best option for replacing the aging Massachusetts Turnpike viaduct in Allston is a new stretch of highway at ground level. Ask state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, who will make the final call, and, well, she’s still wondering if the state should just build another viaduct. Pollack will know more soon, when a consultant is expected to weigh in with a deep analysis of the options for the $1 billion-plus project to straighten the turnpike where it curls around an old rail yard in Allston, the...
  • US CO2 Emissions Plummet [semi-satire]

    10/22/2018 10:05:10 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | John Semmens
    U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.7% during the first year of the Trump Administration. At the same time, global greenhouse emissions rose. In the European Union these emissions rose by 1.5%. In France they rose by 2%. Emissions in China and India are also believed to have risen by even larger amounts, but these countries are exempt under the Paris Accord and do not have to keep statistics on air quality. Rather than appreciating America’s progress, environmental interest groups have been critical. Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune refused to credit the Trump Administration for any of the US emission...
  • The IPCC’s Latest Climate Hysteria

    10/13/2018 4:03:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report 15 claims the latest disaster “tipping point” is just 12 years away. If governments around the world fail to make “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” human civilization and our planet face cataclysm, the IPCC asserts.   MIT Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Physics Richard Lindzen accurately called the hysteria-laden report and press releases from this tunnel-visioned agency “implausible conjecture backed by false evidence and repeated incessantly … to promote the overturn of industrial civilization.” In fact, the IPCC insists that fossil fuel use must be slashed from over 80 percent of global...
  • Soaring antidepressant use is turning our waters into a 'drug soup' ... [tr]

    10/10/2018 12:51:02 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | Colin Fernandez (Science Correspondent, The Daily Mail)
    Antidepressants pose a threat to wildlife due to their presence in water supplies, say experts ... ... Dr Helena Herrera, of Portsmouth’s School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, said many prescribers might not be aware antidepressant medication was potentially harmful for marine life, or that it persists in the environment. ... Their research [Dr Helena Herrera, of Portsmouth’s School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, and Professor Alex Ford, of Portsmouth’s Institute of Marine Biology], published in British Journal of Psychiatry, suggests even one step towards addressing the environmental problem of such drugs would help. ... In a previous study, Professor...