Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City's financial district to call attention to what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change.
The Flood Wall Street demonstration comes on the heels of Sunday's international day of action that brought some 310,000 people to the streets of New York City in the largest single protest ever held on over climate change.
There were no arrests or incidents in Sunday's massive march, police said.
You’ve heard it from scientists, environmentalists and even Secretary of State John Kerry: global warming is the greatest existential threat faced by humanity.
It’s no wonder that all bad weather, every conflict, disease outbreaks, you-name-it is blamed on increasing levels of carbon dioxide and temperatures.
But wait! There’s been a nearly 18-year pause in global warming, yet the existential threat continues. In honor of the left’s persistence in sounding the climate alarm, The Daily Caller News Foundation presents the top things liberals blame on global warming.
Despite the several thousands who will participate in a Climate March and the world leaders who will do so in a UN Climate Summit this week, is there anyone who seriously believes that humans have any impact or control over the climate? Or even the weather? The answer, unfortunately, is yes.
In utter contempt for the intelligence of people here in the United States and around the world, a Climate Change Summit will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd, by the United Nations, the source of decades of lies about “global warming” and—since the Earth has not warmed in the past 19 years—the new name “climate change.”
Gonna be on a short break from Thursday till next Monday (Sept. 22). Please feel free to post topics of interest, comments, or links to articles that are relevant.
Why a picture of a motorcycle? Gonna be taking an autumn ride throughout New England for the weekend. Much needed bit of relaxation coming my way (fingers crossed).
Yesterday, 160 people attached their names to a full page ad published in the international edition of the New York Times. The ad, which was organized by the European Environment Foundation and expresses concern about global warming, declares that these people are:
- “winners of the world’s environmental prizes“
In an accompanying press release, the signatories are further described as
- the “World’s top environmentalists” (in the headline)
- “160 leading environmentalists” (in the first sentence)
- “Environmental Laureates” (in the second sentence)
- and as “all winners of major environmental awards” (also in the second sentence, bold added)
But these claims are bogus. While many of the signatories (see them here and here) have, indeed, received what reasonable people would consider a “major environmental award,” a significant number did not.
A favorite gimmick of the anti-fracking movement is to post a video of someone setting fire to the water coming out of a faucet. The sweeping conclusion is that hydraulic fracturing releases natural gas and/or methane into water aquifers, which ends up in water wells.
But new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences debunks the thesis of that claim. Researchers at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment found that the process of forcing water and chemicals into gas-laden shale deposits thousands of feet below the surface does not cause groundwater contamination.
“(The) gas data appear to rule out gas contamination by upward migration from depth through overlying geological strata triggered by horizontal drilling or hydraulic fracturing,” the researchers conclude in their abstract.
Fracking bad. Grunt.Call me crazy, but shouldn't actors stick to acting and let people who know what they're doing actually call the shots? Using the part of his brain usually reserved for the Hulk, Ruffalo pleaded for Obama to stop fracking even though, contrary to his misled beliefs, new research shows fracking poses absolutely no danger to drinking water. From the Bilking it Dry Dept:
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo called on US president Barack Obama to ban fracking and make the US the renewable energy capital of the world on Tuesday.
Ruffalo made the plea in a press call hosted by Food & Water Watch, which released a report on Tuesday tying the controversial practice of fracking to climate change. The report comes days ahead of next week’s UN climate summit in New York.
If you just can’t get enough of the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline, take note of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposal — which has the potential to become the Keystone of the East.
The $5 billion pipeline is a joint venture by Duke Energy, Dominion, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources (which owns Virginia Natural Gas). It would run from West Virginia to North Carolina. Unlike Keystone, which would ship oil from the Canadian tar sands, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline would ship natural gas extracted from the Marcellus shale formation.
Bowing to pressure from a wide range of interest groups, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it would be extending the time groups have to comment on its controversial “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) by 45 days.
The rule itself is 130 pages long and contains more than 600 pages of additional documents, making it a mountain for states and other stakeholders to claw through in just 120 days.
“Because of the strong amount of interest we’ve seen from stakeholders, we’re extending the public comment period for the rule by 45 days,” Janet McCabe, the acting head of the EPA’s air and radiation office, told reporters on a conference call. “We’re still working towards a June deadline to finish up the rule.”
I have to admit that I missed out on the ascendancy of Neil deGrasse Tyson. In my era, the nation’s beloved “scientific communicator” was Carl Sagan.
And he had many of the same flaws. As I’ve written about elsewhere, Sagan spoke eloquently about need to follow the evidence wherever it goes, without regard for your own preconceptions or ideological preferences. Then he bowed to his own preconceptions, declaring that industrial civilization must be destroying the earth, it’s just that we don’t know whether it’s going to bake the globe or freeze it. (This was back when the doomsayers were making their transition from global cooling to global warming.)
So we had an advocate of the method of science who adopted the worst intellectual model of all, the method of modern journalism: decide on the story first, then gather the facts.
De Caprio is finally king of the world!Leonardo de Caprio may not have won Oscar, but at least the United Nations has recognized him, maybe not for his impeccable acting skills, but for being genuinely for the preservation of Mother Earth. The United Nations is making him a Climate Change Representative!
No, it's not for him being lead actor in Titanic and neither because the film involved ice bergs, which by the way are melting in the Antarctic.
According to UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon, it is because the actor has been actively participating in organizations that want to solve the worsening climate change problem.
Barack Obama applied the brakes to the most critical component of his climate change plan on Tuesday, slowing the process of setting new rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants, and casting a shadow over a landmark United Nations’ summit on global warming. In a conference call with reporters, the Environmental Protection Agency said it was extending the public comment period on the power plant rules for an additional 45 days, until 1 December. The delay follows heavy lobby by Republicans and industry lobby groups to delay the rule – or withdraw it outright. --Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian, 16 September 2014