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No Planning for the Future – We Only Have 10 Years Left

In the latest in radical climate doomsaying, a new report warns that fossil fuel consumption will need to be reduced “below a quarter of primary energy supply by 2100” to avoid possibly disastrous effects on global temperatures.

In their report, titled “Pathways for balancing CO2 emissions and sinks,” a team of eight scientists warns that “anthropogenic emissions need to peak within the next 10 years, to maintain realistic pathways to meeting the COP21 emissions and warming targets.”

 The statement was immediately repackaged by environmentalists to read: “Scientists say we have ten years to save the earth.”

As is always the case in studies of this sort, the scientists juggle dozens of variables, none of which is entirely predictable and which taken together tell us virtually nothing about the future of the environment. read more

Don’t Plan for the Future – We Only Have 10 Years Left

In the latest in radical climate doomsaying, a new report warns that fossil fuel consumption will need to be reduced “below a quarter of primary energy supply by 2100” to avoid possibly disastrous effects on global temperatures.

In their report, titled “Pathways for balancing CO2 emissions and sinks,” a team of eight scientists warns that “anthropogenic emissions need to peak within the next 10 years, to maintain realistic pathways to meeting the COP21 emissions and warming targets.”

The statement was immediately repackaged by environmentalists to read: “Scientists say we have ten years to save the earth.”

As is always the case in studies of this sort, the scientists juggle dozens of variables, none of which is entirely predictable and which taken together tell us virtually nothing about the future of the environment. read more

Stop Planting Trees

In the fight to cut greenhouse gas emissions, we tend to think of trees as our allies, but new research suggests they might not be as “green” as we give them credit for. Researchers at the University of Delaware have found that some types of trees actually emit methane through their trunks, partly countering their role as a greenhouse gas sink. read more

Van Jones Claims Trump Signed Earth’s Death Warrant

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Now that the ObamaCare repeal is off the table, at least in the near future, the left has to find other things to whine about.

Politicians have set their sights, near term, on the upcoming supreme Court vote. The Senate leadership wants Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s pick for the high court, to be confirmed prior to Easter recess.

Oops. Was I allowed to say “Easter?” It is probably a trigger word.

While Democrat politicians are wrapped up in trying to derail the Gorsuch confirmation, other leftists (and there are plenty to go around) are focused on Trump’s recent Executive Order (EO) to put an end to Obama’s worthless “Clean Power Plan.”

Late last week, our old buddy, the self-avowed communist, Van Jones, wrote a piece for CNN entitled, “Trump may have signed Earth’s death warrant.”

Yes – with the stroke of his presidential pen, Donald Trump signed Earth’s death warrant. That sounds reasonable. Nothing hyperbolic about that declaration. read more

I Never Thought I Would Say This, but I Love the EPA

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Needless to say I was really disappointed at the roll out and outcome of the Republican ObamaCare “fix.” And I’m sure I’m not the only one. So much so, that I went in search of some good news.

Son of a gun if I didn’t find some. It’s doubly good because it not only benefits us and America, but is driving the left batty. And it’s one of my hot button issues. Wins all around!

The Huffington Post somberly posted an article yesterday entitled, “Donald Trump Is About To Undo Obama’s Legacy On Climate Change.” From the left’s point of view, the subtitle, “The White House plans to scrap a rule on power plant emissions, kneecapping U.S. participation in the Paris climate accord,” is equally sobering. Ain’t it grand!

It’s funny, but it seems that left to do the things he is able to on his own, President Trump already has a good track record. Things go off the rails when the establishment wing of Congress gets involved, like RINOCare.

Now I’m certainly not advocating for Trump usurping the Legislative branch like the last guy did – I’m just stating the obvious. read more

Prepare for a Worldwide Ash Cloud

With 130 volcanoes – both active and inactive – Iceland is one of the most intensely volcanic places in the world.

An expert has now warned that four of the country’s biggest volcanoes are priming to erupt, which could lead to travel chaos.

The volcanoes in question are Katla, Hekla, Bárðarbunga and Grímsvötn – three of which have already erupted in the last 20 years.

The warning follows the 2010’s explosive eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which caused more than 10 million air passengers to be stranded and cost the European economy an estimated £4 billion ($4.9 billion).

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$22 Million – The Cost of Policing Loony Protesters

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline continue, but you’d never know about the cost for policing those protests after watching some news coverage.

According to January 9 figures from the Morton County (North Dakota) Sheriff’s Department, state and local response to pipeline protests has cost $22.3 million thus far. But Media Research Center and its Newsbusters division says the broadcast evening news shows paid no attention to that on January 10. read more

Global Warming Activists Posing as Scientists Protest Trump

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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On December 13, just a few days ago, some 26,000 scientists gathered “in the first major convening of climate scientists since the presidential election.”

Of course, there weren’t, as is described, 26,000 scientists. The 26,000 actually consisted of some “scientists” along with a gaggle of left wing environmentalist wackos who were there not for the “Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union,” but really to just protest the election of president “Climate denier.”

The anti-Trump rally called “Stand Up for Science,” was organized by ClimateTruth.Org and The Natural History Museum, a self-described “mobile and pop-up museum that champions bold climate action.” Neither of these “organizers” has anything to do with real science. They are there, as they all are, for one purpose – to push the man-made global warming agenda.

They claim their greatest fear is that president Trump will begin to dismantle all they have worked for. They are worried that he will decimate “laws and regulations that protect clean air and water, limit greenhouse gas emissions, and restrict drilling and mining offshore and on public land. Other concerns include Trump’s pledge to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.” read more

States Sue Feds Over New Life After People Regulations

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A few days ago I heard Mark Levin discussing a lawsuit filed by 18 states over new federal government rules expanding the scope of “critical habitat” for endangered and threatened species.

The rules aren’t actually that new anymore, as they were published on February 2, 2016 and took effect on March 14, 2016. Still, I’m sure very few are aware of them, which is just the way the federal government likes it.

According to the Federal Register, these “final rules” are meant to, “amend portions of our regulations that implement the Endangered Species Act of 1973.” Isn’t that nice.

This is yet another exhausting example of the erection of progressive framework. The original “Endangered Species Act” was passed into law in 1973, under the progressive Nixon administration. This set up the original framework, which is all they ever need to get started. read more

Has Trump Scored Another Win with his EPA Selection

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Trump appears to be scoring a lot of points with the right, regarding his recent Cabinet selections. Just days after he selected Dr. Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), he appears to have scored another potential winner. To learn more of Dr. Price, you may link to my article profiling him here.

This latest Trump selection is for the business and industry-killing Cabinet position of head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As we know, the EPA has done more than practically any other agency to set back the American economy and kill any attempted recovery. The current Director, Gina McCarthy, is a radical environmentalist with, amongst other things, a stated goal of killing off the entire American coal industry, not to mention oil, fracking, and any other industry she finds objectionable.

Her regulatory authoritarianism has been virtually unmatched and unchallenged. And she is evidently far from done. McCarthy is going down swinging in the waning hours of the Obama reign. I recently quoted her as saying: “As I’ve mentioned to you before, we’re running — not walking — through the finish line of President Obama’s presidency,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy wrote agency employees the day after the Nov. 8 election. “Thank you for taking that run with me. I’m looking forward to all the progress that still lies ahead.” read more