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  • JOHN CUSACK: ‘WE HAVE 10 TO 12 YEARS’ TO SAVE THE PLANET FROM CLIMATE, CAPITALISM

    01/19/2020 10:17:01 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 109 replies
    Grabie News ^ | 18 Jan 2020 | Tom Eliot
    Actor John Cusack introducing Bernie Sanders in Exeter, N.H. this afternoon: CUSACK: "The billionaires are getting nervous and all the corporate media is — they hate us, they don’t hate us, they're confused. And it seems like every conceivable power structure on earth is trying to kill or derail our movement, but we’re still here. “We know this form of capitalism takes and takes; it takes whatever, whenever, however it wants. It’ll take our lives, it’ll take our labor, our spirit, our air and water, even our earth. “And Bernie respects us enough to tell the truth, the hard truth:...
  • Earth's Climate History: What the Doomsayers Don't Want Voters to Know

    01/19/2020 7:24:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 19, 2020 | John Eidson
    Absent historical context, extreme weather can be overhyped in ways that lead uninformed voters to conclude that acts of God such as severe droughts and floods never happened before humans began using fossil fuels. In fact, extreme weather has occurred with monotonous regularity for millions of years. Below is an infinitesimal sampling of the endless multitude of catastrophic weather events in EarthÂ’s past, many of which occurred long before the Industrial Revolution. â—Ź The Great Hurricane of 1780 killed 30,000 people in the Caribbean. â—Ź Epic dust storms in the 1930s caused catastrophic ecological damage to the Central Plains of...
  • First in Nation - Portland's Climate Justice Tax

    01/19/2020 8:46:45 AM PST · by nwrep · 81 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | January 17, 2020 | Nigel Jacquiss
    “The goal is ensuring the green economy benefits folks who are hurt first and worst by global warming,” says Oriana Magnera. In just a few months, the city of Portland will begin investing the proceeds from a groundbreaking new tax on large companies. No other city in the U.S. has such a tax. The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund, or PCEF, will raise as much as $60 million a year from a new tax on big retailers. The money is supposed to supply clean, efficient energy and jobs to people the city has long slighted. The overarching goals:...
  • Watch – Prince Harry Applauds Greta Thunberg: ‘Whole World Is Paying Attention’

    11/18/2019 10:52:44 AM PST · by rktman · 80 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 11/18/2019 | Simon Kent
    Prince Harry lavished praise and affection on climate activist Greta Thunberg late Sunday night, saying “every family needs their Greta” as he claimed “the whole world is paying attention” to her efforts. Harry took to the stage at the OnSide Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London to make his gushing tribute. It was his final public appearance before he and wife Meghan take a break from their Royal dutuies and fly across the Atlantic for an extended six-week holiday in America.
  • Donald Trump Stumbles Into a Foreign-Policy Triumph

    01/17/2020 12:58:01 PM PST · by edwinland · 86 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JANUARY 17, 2020 | TOM MCTAGUE
    A year and a half into Donald Trump’s presidency, Henry Kissinger set out a theory. “I think Trump may be one of those figures in history who appears from time to time to mark the end of an era and to force it to give up its old pretences,” he told the Financial Times. “It doesn’t necessarily mean that he knows this, or that he is considering any great alternative. It could just be an accident.” A term has been coined to describe this notion: Ryan Evans of War on the Rocks calls them “Trumportunities.” It is the idea that,...
  • Nolte: The China Trade Deal and 22 Other Times Trump Made Fools of the ‘Experts’

    01/17/2020 3:22:31 PM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Way back in 2015, when the rumors began to circulate about Donald Trump running for president, rumors we had heard for decades, I was shocked at how many “smart people” — those snobs I enjoy heckling as “#GOPSmartSet” — underestimated The Donald. Shrugging off the idea Trump would actually run was fair enough. Like I said, he’d been flirting with the idea for decades. Even I would have bet it was a publicity stunt. No, what surprised me was how #GOPSmartSet and the elite media laughed off Trump as a clown, a huckster, a carnival barker, and bankrupt loser. That,...
  • YouTube's top related videos have a climate change denial problem (only 11.05 years left)

    01/18/2020 7:12:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Mashable ^ | 1/17/20 | Marcus Gilmer
    A new study claims that YouTube is rife with misinformation about climate change and that some major advertisers inadvertently have their ads running alongside these videos. The new report comes from activist organization Avaaz, a relatively new global group that harnesses the power of collective action via campaigns and petitions. The Avaaz study found that not only were a significant number of climate change denial videos surfacing on the platform, but that YouTube's algorithm was sending viewers to even more of those types of videos. Additionally, in a move that might actually cause YouTube to do something about it, Avaaz...
  • ‘Make or break moment.’ Tampa Bay leaders hold climate change summit.

    01/18/2020 7:31:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | 1/08/20 | Zachary T. Sampson, Langston Taylor
    ST. PETERSBURG — As she arrived to speak at the region’s first ever resilience leadership summit, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor came upon a hotel parking lot packed with cars. Hundreds of people from local governments, universities and scientific consulting firms had shown up Tuesday. Valets at the Hilton in Carillon Park double-parked vehicles, choking the entry. The scene summarized the day: a symbol both of the growing interest in climate change in Tampa Bay and the enormous hurdles officials face as they aim to curb emissions (from cars, for instance) contributing to rising seas. **SNIP** Among the first speakers was...
  • 'Terrible debater and speaker': Trump slams 'Mini Mike Bloomberg'

    01/17/2020 11:34:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2020 09:33 AM | Spencer Neale
    President Trump trashed 2020 Democrat Mike Bloomberg, calling the septuagenarian a "terrible speaker" and mocking the billionaire's height at 5 feet, 8 inches. "Mini Mike Bloomberg doesn’t get on the Democrat Debate Stage because he doesn’t want to - he is a terrible debater and speaker," tweeted Trump on Friday. "If he did, he would go down in the polls even more (if that is possible!)." The president further slammed Bloomberg in a follow-up tweet soon after, saying, "Mini Mike Bloomberg ads are purposely wrong - A vanity project for him to get into the game. Nobody in many years...
  • Bloomberg plan would make all new U.S. cars electric by 2035

    01/17/2020 9:36:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2020 | by Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON - Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by making electric vehicles accessible to even low-income families and improving access to public transit. Bloomberg’s plan calls for all new U.S. cars to be electric by 2035, reductions of diesel pollution with electric trucks and buses, improved access to public transit, and the building of high-speed rail. He wants to offer low and moderate-income communities a “Clean Cars for All” program with rebates for trading in old cars for electric ones. Bloomberg, like other candidates, wants to reverse the...
  • Microsoft Plans To Be 'Carbon Negative' By 2030 And Will Remove ALL Carbon The Company Has Emitted Since It Was Founded In 1975

    01/17/2020 9:42:05 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/16/20 | James Pero
    Microsoft says it will extract more CO2 from the environment than it emits It will invest $1 billion into carbon capture technology in the next four years The company aims to become 'carbon negative' by 2030 It also aims to use entirely renewable energy by 2025  Microsoft says it's going to take its commitment to being carbon neutral one step further.In an announcement on Thursday, the tech giant says it will strive to be 'carbon negative,' meaning it will attempt to remove more CO2 from the atmosphere than it emits using a mixture of renewable energy and carbon-cleansing technology that pulls emitted fumes...
  • Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal

    01/17/2020 9:47:46 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/2020 | Sylvan Lane
    The Senate overwhelmingly passed President Trump's proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Thursday, sending the deal to the president’s desk for his approval. Passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) represents a rare moment of bipartisanship in a bitterly divided Congress. The deal cleared the Senate by a vote of 89 to 10 on Thursday, close to a month after passing the House by a vote of 385-41. Republicans were eager to help Trump accomplish a major pillar of his economic agenda despite their preferences for a deal with looser restrictions. Democrats, who broadly shared Trump’s...
  • I went to a UCLA seminar on triggering — and was triggered by a MAGA hat

    01/16/2020 5:23:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 104 replies
    latimes.com ^ | January 16, 2020 | JOANNA CHEEK
    I circle around UCLA’s Moore Hall for the third time. Security officers block each entrance. Police in riot gear patrol the streets. Metal fences wall off the building from protesters, and barricades separate protesters on the left from those on the right. Everyone prepares for Donald Trump Jr.’s arrival to promote his new book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.” As a trauma therapist who works with women and refugees — and who practices on Canada’s west coast — I admit that I live in a progressive bubble. I’ve never met a Trump supporter...
  • The Best-Laid Energy Plans. The feds bet $737 million on a salt tower for solar power. You’ll never guess the result.

    01/16/2020 5:56:18 PM PST · by karpov · 79 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 16, 2020
    Government planning and subsidies will make America the world’s green-energy superpower, create millions of jobs, and supercharge the economy—or so we’re told. The reality is closer to Crescent Dunes, a Nevada solar-energy plant that has gone bust after receiving a $737 million federal loan guarantee. An inconvenient truth is that the sun sets each day, but the Obama Administration’s green planners had an app for that. They decided to invest in the Crescent Dunes facility that would use molten salt to store heat from the sun, produce steam, and generate electricity even at night. The utility NV Energy had already...
  • Throwback Thursday: Trump Flushes Away Yesterday’s Environmental Restrictions

    01/16/2020 6:35:48 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-16-20 | MOTUS
    Remember when dishwashers actually cleaned your dishes? Toilets required only one flush? And faucets had more pressure than an IV drip? Well so does President Trump. Here he is, at the rally on Tuesday, addressing all of the above…plus showerhead pressure. If you’ve recently redone your kitchen/ bathroom or have checked into newer hotels you have firsthand experience with that of which the President speaks.Democrats think the country is held in thrall by their impeachment antics but in fact real people are far more concerned with government intrusion into every aspect of their lives, dictating everything from what kind of...
  • Liz Warren’s green agenda means disaster for housing costs

    01/15/2020 10:32:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/15/2020 | Jonathan Lesser
    In addition to embracing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, Elizabeth Warren recently stated that, as president, she would demand that all new buildings be “carbon-neutral,” starting in 2028. This latest brainstorm comes on top of the Massachusetts senator’s previous environmental vows: to ban all oil and gas drilling on her first day in office, mandate that all cars and trucks be carbon-neutral by 2030 and force the closure of all existing, carbon-free nuclear power plants. Really? This is the same Warren who introduced legislation in October 2018 to end homelessness and “housing poverty” in America. Those are real problems....
  • Canadian Appeals Court Rules Father Can’t Stop Teen Daughter From Taking Male Hormones

    01/14/2020 9:57:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 14, 2020 | Jeremia Keenan
    Last Friday, the highest court in British Columbia, Canada, ruled that a father could not prevent doctors from giving his 15-year-old daughter testosterone injections to 'affirm' her transgender male identity. Last Friday, the highest court in British Columbia, Canada, ruled that a father could not prevent doctors from giving his 15-year-old daughter testosterone injections to “affirm” her transgender male identity. The court also ruled that the father, Clark*, must “acknowledge and refer to [his daughter Maxine*] as male,” and refrain from talking to the media about her case.The decision concludes a nearly year-long appeals process that has garnered significant attention...
  • EU sets out trillion euro plan to avert 'climate crash'

    01/14/2020 11:19:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 14, 2020 | by Marine Strauss
    STRASBOURG, France - The EU budget chief said the bloc needs to invest dedicated funds to avert a “climate crash” as Brussels detailed how it planned to pay for a trillion euro push to cut net C02 emissions to zero by 2050 and protect member countries dependent on coal. “We need climate cash in order to avoid a climate crash,” European Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn told Reuters on Tuesday. Of the 1 trillion euros of the EU’s 10-year investment plan, roughly half is to come from the EU long-term budget, the Commission said. This will trigger more than 100 billion...
  • Don’t Be Fooled By Liberal Dark Money Influence

    01/14/2020 4:37:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2020 | Ken Blackwell
    Hypocrisy in politics is typical, but every so often it reaches a new low. Such is the case with a recent political ad attacking dark money’s influence in politics, an ad funded by dark money. The group Future Majority did exactly that as part of their 2018 efforts to elect Democrats to Congress. Now groups like Future Majority are focused on denying President Trump reelection in 2020.  Democrats have no good response to the president’s popularity and his accomplished record, so they turn to dark money funded smear campaigns to try and discredit him and his supporters. Politico reports one...
  • Scientists Think They've Found 'Mitochondrial Eve's' First Homeland

    01/14/2020 7:22:36 AM PST · by Quality_Not_Quantity · 58 replies
    Live Science ^ | 10/28/2019 | Brandon Specktor
    Today it's a desert. Two hundred thousand years ago, perhaps it was home. The San people of southern Africa carry one of the oldest maternal DNA lineages on Earth. Now, researchers think they know the precise place our earliest maternal ancestor called home. (Image credit: Shutterstock) Two hundred thousand years ago, the earliest shared ancestors of every living human on Earth rested their feet at a verdant oasis in the middle of Africa's Kalahari Desert. Here, in a patchwork of now-extinct lakes, forests and grasslands known as the Makgadikgadi paleowetland, our greatest grandmothers and -grandfathers hunted, gathered and raised families...