If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
–Albert Einstein

DiCaprio and the Hypocrisy of Moral Licensing

dicaprio indonesiaThis week, Time Magazine released its list of the top 100 Most Influential People and placed Leonardo DiCaprio on the cover of its magazine for the personal example he sets on climate change. How Ironic!

DiCaprio is a one-man carbon-polluting machine. According to the leaked Sony documents for example, DiCaprio took six private roundtrip flights from Los Angeles to New York over a 6-week period and, a private jet to the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. Pictures of him vacationing on big yachts show that his polluting ways extend far beyond his charitable work. What hypocrisy! He enjoys the very luxuries that he admonishes others not to indulge.

Forbes Exposes Glaring Inconsistency In Global Warming Opposition

nuclear power plantConservatives should “call the left’s bluff” on global warming by asking why environmentalists oppose using proven technologies like nuclear power or hydraulic fracturing to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to an article published Thursday in Forbes.

James Taylor points out in the piece that if conservatives pressure the left to accept natural gas and nuclear power by citing their environmental benefits, the left would either be forced to abandon their opposition or risk their political credibility by continuing to claim that global warming is the nation’s greatest threat.

Myths about global warming are not facts

protestWell-intended citizens have recently written letters and articles in the Tribune expressing anxiety and creating fear about their perception of global warming.

They state the earth is heating up because of man-made pollution that’s melting polar ice caps, shrinking glaciers, dangerously raising oceans, and hurting flora and fauna. As a solution, they quote national prophets preaching that we need bigger and more oppressive governments to regulate the established beneficial freedoms that they feel cause these problems.

No one ever says it, but in many ways global warming will be a good thing

forestsLast week, a study in the prestigious journal Nature revealed just how much CO₂ increases have greened the Earth over the past three decades. Because CO₂ acts as a fertilizer, as much as half of all vegetated land is persistently greener today. This ought to be a cause for great joy.

Instead, the BBC focused on warning that the paper shouldn’t make us stop worrying about global warming, with threats like melting glaciers and more severe tropical storms. Many other major news outlets did not even report on the study.

Two-thirds of all natural gas now comes from fracking

eia chart on frackingA new report today from the U.S. Energy Information Agency shows that two-thirds of natural gas extracted comes from fracking, despite the Obama administration's best efforts to slow its growth through crippling regulations. By looking at data over the past 10 years, hydraulic fracturing has slowly grown to provide more natural gas extraction than crude oil production. The EIA report (see chart) estimates that fracking has allowed the U.S. to ramp up production of natural gas to historic levels.

Greenies Terrified A Trump Presidency Would Kill Their Big Paris Agreement

French foreign minister Laurent FabiusFrench foreign minister Laurent FabiusOne of the lead authors of the Paris climate summit agreement told an audience in London Monday that the election of Donald Trump would likely lead to doom and gloom for the deal forged in December.

The U.S. presidential election has weighed heavily on the hearts and minds of the architects of the climate summit, and many fear a Trump presidency would spell the end for the measure aiming to regulate global carbon emissions.

Inhofe: AGs Using Extreme Tactic To Silence Global Warming Skeptics

inhofeSen. InhofeOklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe has shot back at a group of state attorneys general demanding documents from dozens of conservative groups, scientists and policy experts skeptical of global warming.

“Instead of honoring legitimate academic and scientific inquiry, the far-left has gone to extremes to silence those who disagree,” Inhofe told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “This is not about the science, it is about personal attacks and politics at its worst.”

New federal rule permits killing thousands of eagles in clean energy push

eagleThe Obama administration is so in the tank for wind energy, they announced yesterday they are revising a federal rule that will now allow wind companies who operate high-speed turbines to "kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year without penalty." That's nearly four times the current legal limit. This new rule would be good for up to three decades, even if it means "killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles."

Checkmating the Left on Global Warming

chessLiberal politicians like Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and John Kerry tell us global warming is the greatest threat to our national security and future generations, requiring the transformation of our economy to expensive and unreliable wind and solar power. If the left is sincere about this assertion, then they should support all energy sources that reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This presents conservatives an excellent opportunity to call the left’s bluff or make them put their money where their collective mouth is.

Hillary Clinton Offers a “Plan” to Save Coal Country

hillary(h/t to Steve C) Poor Hillary Clinton. She continues to create controversy, thanks to her recent pledge to “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Campaigning in coal country this week, she certainly got an earful from angry residents.

Particularly poignant were the remarks of Bo Copley, a 39-year old father and laid-off coal miner. He asked Mrs. Clinton, “How could you say you are going to put a lot of coal miners out of jobs, and then come in here and tell us how you’re going to be our friend?”

LeftExposed Profile: Seth Borenstein

Seth BorensteinBelow is one of a series of profiles on LeftExposed.org, which is an investigative journalism project designed to seek out the foundations, organizations, key players, and individuals who spend their time, energy, and money trying to change the way you live your life. This so-called “dark money” is flowing to your elected officials, to government regulators, and to community organizations – and it’s limiting your choices in everything, from how you get your energy to how much you pay for goods and services to what you choose to serve your family for dinner.

In each profile, you’ll find an explanation of who these people are, why they do what they do, and how much money they spend doing it. We’ll document their contributions, tell you where their money goes, and explain how it affects you and those around you, so you can fight back against their special interests.

Exxon climate change dissent subpoena sweeps up more than 100 U.S. institutions

exxon mobilThe Virgin Islands attorney general has demanded communications between Exxon Mobil and more than 100 U.S. universities, scientists, academics and think tanks as part of his investigation into climate change dissent.

An unredacted copy of the March 15 Exxon Mobil subpoena, obtained Tuesday by The Washington Times, shows Attorney General Claude E. Walker casting a broad net as part of his probe into whether the company committed fraud by challenging the catastrophic climate change narrative.