In questions of science, the authority of a thousand
is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

–Galileo Galilei

Obama Claims Global Warming Will Literally Drive People Crazy

crazyThe Obama administration released a new report claiming global warming will make mental health issues worse — the report notes even “perceived” threats from global warming will harm the mentally ill.

“Many people will experience adverse mental health outcomes and social impacts from the threat of climate change, the perceived direct experience of climate change, and changes to one’s local environment,” reads a new report released by the administration.

Indonesian government to Leonardo DiCaprio: Shut up or stay out

dicaprio instagramDiCaprio has been criticized for having a carbon footprint as big as Wall Street. Now it seems that DiCaprio may no longer be welcome in Indonesia after posting photos and diatribes online bemoaning the country's environmental deforestation policies, outlets are reporting today. DiCaprio posted to Instagram a stream of posts condemning Indonesia's use of rain forests to grow palm trees and his concern over species whose habitats may be threatened. A spokesperson for the Indonesian government said Saturday Leo could be blacklisted because of his online comments.

The Green Witch Hunt

eric schneidermanLed by agenda-setting New York State and radical left-winger Al Gore the progressive persecution of climate change skeptics by the states is underway.

Top law enforcement officers in several states are joining with the Chicken Littles of green activism to weaponize the scientifically dubious argument that human activity is not only changing the earth's climate but that unprecedented world catastrophe awaits unless draconian, economy-killing carbon emission controls are imposed more or less immediately.

Prosecuting climate chaos skeptics with RICO

earth spaceIt’s been a rough stretch for Climate Armageddon religionists and totalitarians.

Real World science, climate and weather events just don’t support their manmade cataclysm narrative. The horrid consequences of anti-fossil fuel energy policies are increasingly in the news. And despite campaigns by the $1.5-trillion-per-year government-industry-activist-scientific Climate Crisis Consortium, Americans consistently rank global warming at the very bottom of their serious concerns.

Anti-Fossil Fuel Students At Swarthmore Are Rampaging Against School Administrators

protestSwarthmore College’s anti-fossil fuel crowd demanded recently that three supposedly pro-oil trustees on the school’s board “recuse themselves from all future votes on divestment,” marking another twist in the war of words between the university and its activist student body.

Swarthmore Mountain Justice, the school’s divestment activists, argued in an editorial for the school’s newspaper, The Phoenix, “that the fossil fuel industry and investments in that industry have no place in a just and sustainable future.”

SunEdison preparing to file for bankruptcy protection: WSJ

sunedison(h/t Raining Sky) Struggling solar developer SunEdison Inc is planning to file for bankruptcy protection in the coming weeks, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Then company’s shares, down about 98 percent over the past 12 months, fell a further 45 percent in heavy extended trading to 23 cents each.

Once the nation’s fastest growing renewable energy developer, SunEdison is preparing to seek Chapter 11 protection and is in talks with two creditor groups for a loan to fund its operations during the process, the newspaper reported.

Antarctica may melt despite evidence showing it's not

Mount Erebus in AntarcticaMount Erebus in AntarcticaIn 500 years, sea levels could be more than 15 meters (50 feet!) higher than current levels. That's according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature. They base this on greenhouse gas emission scenarios fed into computer simulations to interpret sea level estimates. They also say that by the year 2100, we could have a 1.5 meter (nearly 5 feet) rise in sea levels. How were they able to reach these dire conclusions? By utilizing mechanisms previously discounted by other studies.

Tesla unveils the Model 3, but EV market share still abysmal

Tesla Model 3Despite a lack of enthusiasm for electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States, CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Model 3 yesterday, a car that may finally be affordable and help the still-flagging market. Coming in at $35,000 MSRP (before federal and state tax credits), the Model 3 sedan made its world debut at an event in Los Angeles. The car, Musk said, will get 215 miles per charge, and go from 0 to 60 in less than six seconds. One standard feature will be "Supercharging," which allows the car to be charged in under an hour.

‘Climate Hustle’ goes to DC: Skeptical film to premiere on Capitol Hill

climate hustle posterWith welcoming remarks by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and headlined by Gov. Sarah Palin, the panel will be taped and shown during the national theater event. The discussion will be moderated by Brent Bozell, Founder and President of the Media Research Center, and will also include other notable experts including respected climatologist Dr. David Legates and a special video appearance by Emmy Award-winning educator Bill Nye the Science Guy.

California Dem Proposes Law Targeting Global Warming Skeptics

exxonA California lawmaker wants to change a law to make it easier for state prosecutors to go after companies skeptical of global warming. The proposed bill would punish skeptical companies for “many years of public deception” with regards to global warming science.

“I want to give law enforcement the tools they need to hold people accountable for their actions if that’s where the evidence takes them,” Democratic state Sen. Ben Allen, who proposed legislation targeting skeptics, recently told InsideClimate News.

Rajendra Pachauri: third woman accuses ex-IPCC chair of sexual advances

rajendra pachauri(h/t Raining Sky) A third woman has claimed she was sexually harassed by the former head of the UN climate change panel, Rajendra Pachauri, who is charged with sexually harassing, stalking and intimidating a female employee.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said on Thursday she had decided to make a public statement after reading an article in the Observer in which Pachauri denied the allegations against him claiming his email account had been hacked and the claims were a conspiracy to defame him.