American Millennials, those souls between 18 to 36 years old, appear to be losing their faith. Recent reports from the Pew Center on the Study of Religion tell us that there has been a sharp decline in religious affiliation among this age group.
Belief abhors a vacuum, and it seems that we have a new religion to fill the recent gap. Certainly environmentalism has ardent believers. Many of the most ardent followers are our public school teachers, who, while not allowed to discuss their own religious views, are encouraged to advance the new Green religion.
There is a preventable calamity out there, purportedly the root cause of nearly all wars, refugee crises, sickness, misogyny, terrorism, hunger, poverty and everything else troubling mankind these days. The world is perpetually on the precipice of catastrophe —despite all evidence to the contrary—if we don’t act right now. Tomorrow is always too late.
So after being bombarded with this anxiety-ridden dogma for a couple of decades, it’s unsurprising that upwards of 75 percent of Americans claim to believe climate change is a problem in need of fixing. And most of them are willing to do absolutely anything necessary to stop this impeding disaster.
Even after the latest Paris massacres – and previous radical Islamist atrocities in the USA, France, Britain, Canada, Spain, India, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and elsewhere – politicians absurdly say hypothetical man-made global warming is the greatest threat facing humanity. In reality, fossil fuel contributions to climate change pose few dangers to people or planet, and winters kill 20 times more people than hot weather.
After being assured snowy winters would soon be something only read about in history books, Europe was shaken by five brutally cold winters this past decade. Thousands died, because they were homeless, lived in drafty homes with poor heating systems, or could not afford adequate fuel.
exclusive interview with Ars Technica, NASA's Chief Administrator Charles Bolden said he doesn't think his agency is getting enough money to study "everything from the climate and weather to natural disasters." Except two federal agencies are already studying the climate in-depth: the EPA and NOAA.Yesterday, in an
They not only study the climate, they also fund other organizations to examine it as well, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in the process. There are other federal agencies, but NASA, the EPA, and NOAA take the biggest slices out of every taxpayer dollar.
Formed in the early 1970s by Pres. Richard Nixon, the EPA was tasked with protecting America's watersheds and environment. Since its inception, it has grown into a multi-tentacled creature whose goals mirror those of NASA, NOAA, and a host of other agencies. It spent approximately $8.1 billion this year in Congressional appropriations, with an all-time fiscal year budget of $10.3 billion in 2010, up 36 percent year-over-year growth. For FY2016, EPA chief Gina McCarthy requested a stunning $8.6 billion, even though she was unaware of no increase in "extreme weather."
letter in less than a week to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Smith urged her to pressure NOAA to comply with his subpoena for internal communications. Smith says whistleblowers have come forward with new information on the climate study’s path to publication in June. Smith told Pritzker that the whistleblowers’ allegations make it more crucial that he be provided with the scientists’ internal e-mails and communications. If NOAA does not produce the e-mails he is seeking by Friday, the chairman said, “I will be forced to consider use of compulsory process,” a threat to subpoena the commerce secretary herself. —Lisa Rein, The Washington Post, 18 November 2015House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) opened another front in his war with federal climate researchers on Wednesday, saying a groundbreaking global warming study was “rushed to publication” over the objections of numerous scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In a second
(h/t climatedepot and thegwpfcom) House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) opened another front in his war with federal climate researchers on Wednesday, saying a groundbreaking global warming study was “rushed to publication” over the objections of numerous scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
In a second letter in less than a week to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Smith urged her to pressure NOAA to comply with his subpoena for internal communications. Smith says whistleblowers have come forward with new information on the climate study’s path to publication in June. The study refuted claims that global warming had “paused” or slowed over the past decade, undercutting a popular argument used by those who refute the scientific consensus that man-made pollution is behind global warming.
President Barack Obama and other world leaders will meet in Paris later this month for a highly anticipated conference expected to yield a global treaty to fight global warming.
Obama wants a global climate deal to be a major part of his presidential legacy, and environmentalists want to see countries around the world pledge to phase out fossil fuels. But what U.N. treaty proponents are loathe to mention is just how little an impact current pledges to cut carbon dioxide emissions will really have on warming.
After facing an ocean of controversy last year over their original billboards as reported in SLATE on June 12, 2014, Friends of Science Society is once again ‘taking it to the streets’ with a new Calgary billboard campaign, this one featuring five key points of climate change uncertainty, as posted on their blog.
The campaign is running on a collection of digital and static billboards around the city.
Scientists are saying that some of the scenarios regarding future Antarctic meltdown are downright unrealistic.
How the southern polar region will transpire in its state if global warming rates go sky high is one of the most difficult questions to answer. What we do know is that the waters at the shores will rise by 10 cm by the time the next century begins.
However, the alarmist viewpoint that the rise in water will be 30 cm or more has a one in twenty chance, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. This makes it a highly unlikely scenario.
Climate change activists expressed disappointment at a decision by France to cancel street demonstrations around upcoming UN climate talks, after bloody attacks in Paris, but vowed their calls for a strong new deal to curb global warming would still be heard.
On Wednesday evening, the French government said security concerns meant it could not allow a huge march to take place on Nov 29, the day before the talks start, or other actions planned for Dec 12, at the end of the two-week negotiations.
The decision follows attacks by militant Islamists last Friday in Paris that killed 129 people.
We must end the mistaken idea that carbon emissions cause global warming and climate change. Carbon emissions have no effect on either. The mistake occurred when scientists examining ice core samples noticed that every warm period in history was accompanied by high levels of carbon and jumped to a conclusion that the carbon caused the warming.
A better conclusion would have been that the heat to warm the area resulted from combustion, burning hydrocarbons, wood, grass, trees. The products of combustion are heat and carbon products. The heat warmed the globe and the carbon products are air pollutant. The carbon products are in two forms, depending on the efficiency of combustion, carbon dioxide and free carbon (smoke). Natural gas is more efficient and is higher in carbon dioxide while coal is less efficient and results in more smoke.
released a new report yesterday showing how the EPA has become a "well-armed militia" with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars being spent on questionable expenses. These include "high-end luxury furnishings, sports equipment, ongoing paramilitary purchases totaling $715 million for arming and training 'Special Agents.'" It also shows how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds data mining and equipment allowing the agency to intrude into industrial businesses and carry out "force raids" to execute its regulations.The non-partisan watchdog group Open The Books
The new report, which examined the fiscal years 2000 - 2014, found that the EPA's 2015 budget would rank 42 out of 50 state budgets, and at its peak in 2010, would come in at 38. Since the turn of the century, the EPA has provided $72 billion in federal grants, with over 87 percent of monies flowing to various agencies in local, state or federal governments. "The first thing you see in our report is that the EPA is a massive federal agency," notes Adam Andrzejewski, founder of the Illinois-based Openthebooks.com.