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Navigating the American Carbon World (with the UN)

There is much activity in the UN climate arena at the moment, as they push for yet another “Global Agreement on Climate Change”

At the moment, UNFCC executive secretary, Christina Figueres is boasting that they have an agreement to come to an agreement by 2015. Whilst it is to be hoped that this agreement to agree goes the way of previous ones, it highlights that they haven’t gone away and are determined to keep pressing on, no matter that the AGW paradigm is collapsing.

She gave a speech this week in San Francisco, entitled Navigating the American Carbon World
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A New Take on Earth Day

This Earth Day, the Center for Biological Diversity is celebrating endangered species at 20 events in 13 states across the country. More than 15,000 condoms will be distributed in colorful packages (with artwork by Roger Peet) that feature species threatened by unsustainable human population growth, including the Florida panther and leatherback sea turtle.

They must be expecting an interesting day…

Wind could meet world power demand by 2013, say Stanford researchers

Wind could meet world power demand by 2013, say Stanford researchers   Mercopress September 12th 2012

More Pie in the Sky from Stanford. It seems the headline went a little astray and the actual date in the paper is 2030. This “research” was paid for by the US taxpayer, via The National Science Foundation, EPA and NASA

“Adapting a sophisticated climate model, researchers show that there is plenty of wind available to supply half to several times the world’s total energy needs within the next two decades. If the world is to shift to clean energy, electricity generated by the wind will play a major role, and there is more than enough wind for that, according to new research from Stanford and the University of Delaware.

America Is Only Nation Where Climate Scientists Face Organized Harassment

This wonderful piece of Journalism comes from “Inside Climate News”,  author, Katherine Bagley, 10th September 2012.

“While outspoken scientists of human-caused climate change in the United States endure torrents of freedom of information requests, hate mail and even death threats from skeptics, their counterparts abroad have been free to do their work without fear.

“I feel for my American colleagues and what they’ve had to deal with,” said Tim Lenton, an earth system scientist who specializes in climate tipping points at the University of Exeter  in the UK. Continue reading

$5.8 million grant from NSF for education on climate change

$5.8 million grant from NSF for education on climate change  

Further to Follow the Warming Money, here we find the National Science Foundation funding  the “Maryland Delaware Climate Change Education and Assessment project”

Teachers in Delaware and Maryland will have new climate change science resources to implement into the classroom due to a multi-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation. Continue reading

Follow the warming money

Follow the warming money

This might make you mad. That’s even more reason to read about it.

$1.9 million in environmental justice grants 10th May 2010 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.9 million in environmental justice grants to 76 non-profit organizations and local governments working on environmental justice issues nationwide. The grant program supports Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s priority to expand the conversation on environmentalism and work for environmental justice. Continue reading

Polar Bears to get their own bumper sticker – We’re OK

Polar Bears to get their own bumper sticker
Nunavut July 12, 2012

Polar bears are okay. Their populations are healthy, stable and can sustain responsible harvesting.

That’s the message Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. wants to take to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species meeting in Thailand next March via their new bumper sticker, officially released and handed out during Nunavut Day celebrations by NTI President Cathy Towtongie. Continue reading

Patrick Moore on the facts and fiction of climate change

Patrick Moore on the Facts and Fiction of Climate Change

Thursday, August 9, 2012 –  Joseph Cotto, Washington Times

“I fear the irrational policies of extreme environmentalists far more than a warmer climate on this relatively cold planet (14.5 C global average temperature today compared with 25C during the Greenhouse Ages.” Continue reading

Research shows Antarctica at one time had mild weather and palms and conifers

Research shows Antarctica at one time had mild weather and palms and conifers  Mercopress August 1st 2012

Scientists drilling deep into the edge of modern Antarctica have pulled up proof that palm trees once grew there. Analyses of pollen and spores and the remains of tiny creatures have given a climatic picture of the early Eocene period, about 53 million years ago.

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“Veggie” diet blamed for poor performance of China’s women volleyball team

“Veggie” diet blamed for poor performance of China’s women volleyball team MercoPress 27th July 2012
Fearing tainted meat, China’s women’s volleyball team has stuck to a strict vegetarian diet for the last three weeks, which the team’s coach is now blaming for his athletes’ abysmal performance. Continue reading

Bolivia announces the “end of Coca Cola and capitalism” for December 21

Bolivia announces the “end of Coca Cola and capitalism” for December 21  Mercopress

December 21, the austral summer solstice, will mark the end of Coca Cola and capitalism and the start of a new cosmic era of community spirit and love, announced Bolivia’s Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca. Continue reading

Failing the Acid Test – Jane Lubchenco

In the whole panoply of distortion and disinformation surrounding the claims of global warming, few can be more dishonest than the claims of Ocean Acidification.  Head of NOAA, Jane Lubchenco, is currently on the Australian circuit to try and convince people that the new Carbon tax is valid and necessary to save the planet and of course, as it’s Australia, to save the Great Barrier Reef from extinction. Ocean acidification first saw the light of day in 2003 and found its way into AR4. It is now embedded in AR5, based on the shakiest of science.

Read on, to find out how the claim of a “30% increase in ocean acidity since the industrial revolution” came into being and check out the NOAA video, where Jane Lubchenco tries to fool the public with “The Vinegar Trick” and a piece of chalk.

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Global warming is not just a scientific issue, but a class issue

And we all thought it was about “The Science”. This article from the International Marxist Tendency, gives the low-down on how Marxists see “Global Warming”.  Strangely, the sentiments are not dissimilar to those coming from the UN, EPA head Lisa P Jackson and Socialist International.

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US Diplomat was arrested by UN Police – UN tribunal finds ethics office failed to protect whistleblower –

UN tribunal finds ethics office failed to protect whistleblower 

 A landmark case brought by a former United Nations employee against the  UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has cast light on what activists describe as a pervasive culture of impunity in an organisation where whistleblowers are given minimal protection from reprisals.

James Wasserstrom, a veteran American diplomat, was sacked and then detained by UN police, who ransacked his flat, searched his car and put his picture on a wanted poster after he raised suspicions in 2007 about corruption in the senior ranks of the UN mission in Kosovo (Unmik).

Yes, you read that right, “detained by UN Police”.

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EU should ‘undermine national homogeneity’ says UN migration chief

The Globalists are at work again…

Via eureferendum,  we have this report from the BBC:

The EU should “do its best to undermine” the “homogeneity” of its member states, the UN’s special representative for migration has said.

Peter Sutherland  told peers the future prosperity of many EU states depended on them becoming multicultural.

Mr Sutherland, who is non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International and a former chairman of oil giant BP, heads the Global Forum on Migration and Development, which brings together representatives of 160 nations to share policy ideas.

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Pachauri, McKibben to speak at BIG Green Week in Bristol, UK

Bristol’s leading reputation as a green city will take centre stage this June when it hosts the UK’s first world class festival of sustainable development.

Confirmed speakers include: Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud, (UK TV presenter and WWF “ambassador”), US activist and author Bill McKibben, IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri, chief executive of the Eden Project Tim Smit, the National Trust’s Fiona Reynolds, Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, and author and activist Tony Juniper, (former CEO, Friends of the Earth UK.) 

Presumably Pachauri and McKibben will then have to hot-foot it to Rio to take part in Rio+20, where they will tell the world to cut down on air travel and live a simpler, more sustainable life style.

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Pachauri’s TERI helping to produce “green” cigarettes

Remember that Al Gore told us that “Cigarette smoking is a “significant contributor to global warming!”

Well, in amongst a heap of greeny initiatives in this ExpressIndia  piece, we find a snippet about cigarettes which doesn’t attract the usual vituperation, because, hey,  they are green. (Someone once told me that’s the color they are in California).

Friendly Factory
An unusual, eco-friendly initiative sees a cigarette factory doing it’s bit for environmental conservation.

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Hans Joachim Schellnhuber wants stronger green hammer

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber wants stronger green hammer

Professor John Schellnhuber has been the European version of James Hansen for some time and was at one time research director for the UK Tyndall Center. He founded the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research at the end of 1992, as money came on-stream following the Rio conference on sustainability, which spawned Agenda 21.  He reveals his one world aims at this Renewable Energy Finance seminar of the “bank-run Frankfurt School of Finance, attended mostly by representatives of the solar and wind branches, as well as lawyers — for an entrance fee of 500 euros each”.

He heads the German Chancellor’s “de-industrialisaton council”, which speaks volumes. Continue reading

Sightings of blue whales in the south of Chile has grown significantly

Sightings of blue whales in the south of Chile has grown significantly

“The number of blue whales sighted in the south of Chile increased significantly this austral summer as the cetacean approached the area to feed on the rich waters of the south Pacific according to a scientific report from the Austral University Blue Whale Centre released this week.

“Even when the largest mammal on earth is still in the endangered species list, we’ve sighted around 115 groups of these cetaceans just a few miles off the coast from Valdivia”, said Rodrigo Hucke and Jorge Ruiz, responsible for the report which is basically a monitoring of the whales in the rich in nutrients waters of the Chiloé archipelago.”

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Phew! The World Won’t End This Year – Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 “Doomsday” Myth

Erik Vance in Xultún, Guatemala, for National Geographic News
May 10, 2012

In the last known largely unexcavated Maya megacity, archaeologists have uncovered the only known mural adorning an ancient Maya house, a new study says—and it’s not just any mural.

In addition to a still vibrant scene of a king and his retinue, the walls are rife with calculations that helped ancient scribes track vast amounts of time. Contrary to the idea the Maya predicted the end of the world in 2012, the markings suggest dates thousands of years in the future.

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