You Could Pay More to Fly Under This EPA Climate Change Rule

airplaneFlying used to be a luxury only the rich could afford. Advances in the airline industry making travel more efficient and affordable have expanded the mobility of hundreds of millions of Americans.

But a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency is likely to take air travel backward.

The EPA on Monday released a final “endangerment finding” that greenhouse gases from large commercial aircraft cause climate change and endanger “Americans’ health and the environment.”

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Flashback 2010: Cameron challenges Morano, skeptics to debate and then jumps ship at last minute

James Cameron

James Cameron

Hollywood director James Cameron challenged three high profile global warming skeptics to a public debate at a global warming and energy conference. But Cameron backed out of the debate at the last minute after environmentalists “came out of the woodwork” to warn him not to engage in a debate with skeptics because it was not in his best interest.

Cameron challenged Andrew Breitbart, Climate Depot’s Marc Morano and filmmaker Ann McElhinney of ‘Not Evil Just Wrong.’ The debate was already in the program for the Aspen American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) summit. The website program described the agreed to debate as “AREDAY Climate Change Debate: Reality or Fiction?”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger takes on climate change in James Cameron’s DNC video

RNC tells Arnold: You're Terminated!

RNC tells Arnold: You’re Terminated!

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sigourney Weaver, and James Cameron were among the Hollywood celebrities delivering a warning about the dangers of climate change at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Schwarzenegger, the Republican former governor of California and successor to Donald Trump as host of Celebrity Apprentice, appeared in a short film produced by Cameron to highlight the immediate and ongoing effects of global warming.

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Elon Musk makes a libertarian argument for carbon tax

Elon MuskTesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk made a libertarian argument in favor of a carbon tax during a recent visit to Nevada. Musk, who spoke with reporters for about an hour during a visit to the company’s battery factory in Storey County on Tuesday, answered a question about tax breaks the company got for moving to Nevada. He also addressed tax incentives for sustainable energy products such as solar panels and electric vehicles (EVs).

Here’s a transcript of the portion of the conversation in which Musk made a libertarian argument in favor of a carbon tax. His remarks on the Nevada tax breaks were covered in a previous post.

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‘Avatar’ director James Cameron creates global warming pro-Hillary infomercial

clipJames Cameron released a global warming disaster movie at the DNC to help propel #Hillary Clinton into the White House and demonize #Donald Trump.

Narrated by Sigourney Weaver, the “Not Reality TV” 5-minute piece is like a “walk through the book of revelations” despite the fact there simply hasn’t been an increase in extreme weather events.

The pro-Hillary piece, already being called ‘over the top’ by some critics, is a collection of clips featuring hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, tornadoes, flooding, and more.

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James Cameron Releases Pro-Hillary Climate Change Disaster Movie

screen shotDirector James Cameron has released a new documentary warning of the dangers of climate change, painting Hillary Clinton as the only presidential candidate that will work to save the planet.

Using footage of threatening wildfires, floods, hurricanes, drought, and melting glaciers, Cameron’s video feels like a major disaster film warning Americans about the dangers of global warming.

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Yale Poll: 14% Of Americans Say Global Warming Is Sign Of The Apocalypse

apocalypseOne in seven Americans thinks global warming is a sign of the apocalypse, according to a new Yale University poll.

Yale pollsters asked more than 1,200 adults their religious views regarding the apocalypse and found 4 percent of Americans believe global warming is “definitely” a sign, while another 10 percent believe it’s “probably” a sign of the end of days. Eighteen percent said they were “not sure” if global warming meant the apocalypse was near.

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Rhode Island’s AG Sued For Withholding Docs In Global Warming Investigation

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin

A conservative legal group is suing Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin for withholding records regarding a “secret pact” the office has with other attorneys general investigating ExxonMobil’s global warming stance.

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (EELI) is suing Kilmartin’s office for refusing to release some records regarding a “common interest agreement” between Democratic AG offices that participated in a March event hosted by New York AG Eric Schneiderman.

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U.S. Hits Record 129 Months Since Last Major Hurricane Strike

Hurricane Wilma was last major hurricane to hit U.S.

Hurricane Wilma was last major hurricane to hit U.S.

No major hurricane has made landfall in the continental United States for a record-breaking 129 months, according to data going back to 1851 compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The last major hurricane to make landfall on the continental United States was Hurricane Wilma, which slammed into Florida on Oct. 24, 2005–129 months ago.

The 2016 hurricane season–which officially opened on June 1 and ends on November 30–is expected to be “near normal”, with more hurricane activity than last year’s “below normal” season.

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GOP chairman: Kids are ‘brainwashed’ on climate change

inhofeSen. James Inhofe says school children are being “brainwashed” into believing in climate change and that parents need to “un-brainwash” them.

Inhofe, an outspoken climate change skeptic and chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said he came to the realization when his granddaughter challenged him on his denial of the science behind global warming.

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