Rolling back environmental progress?

epa_bldgDonald Trump plans to “roll back progress” on climate change, energy and the environment, activists, regulators and their media allies assert. The claim depends on one’s definition of “progress.”

These interest groups define “progress” as ever-expanding laws, regulations, bureaucracies and power, to bring air and water emissions of every description down to zero, to prevent diseases that they attribute to manmade pollutants and forestall “dangerous manmade climate change.” Achieving those goals requires controlling nearly every facet of our economy, industries, lives, livelihoods and living standards.

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Natural geological heat flow causing West Antarctic glacial ice melting—not global warming

Figure 1) 3D view of a recently developed surface fracture in a portion of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier just prior to breaking away and floating out into the Arctic Ocean / Amundsen Sea.

Contrary to alarmist media reports claiming global warming is causing West Antarctica’s glaciers to collapse into the ocean, recent fracturing and break-up of these glaciers is actually a natural phenomenon caused by deep earth geological heat flow. This article will provide the reader with a comprehensive explanation about the current fracturing / break-up of a portion of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier by including pertinent geological information and just-released research by the British Arctic Survey.

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House Science Committee tweets link to climate skeptic article and Twitter storm ensues

bernie_sanders_by_gage_skidmoreWhen the House’s Committee on Science sent out a tweet yesterday linking to a “Breitbart” article that called into question global warming orthodoxy, the backlash from climate alarmists was fast and furious. The tweet referenced an article entitled “Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists”. It was written by “Breitbart’s” London correspondent James Delingpole.

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Dakota Access protesters accused of destroying environment

dakota-trashIn the name of saving the environment, thousands of green activists fighting to stop the Dakota Access pipeline are making a huge mess.

Those familiar with the camps near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, increasingly are distressed over the pits of human waste and garbage pockmarking the formerly pristine prairie revered by the Standing Rock Sioux as sacred ancestral land.

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Nuclear Power Is ‘Most Sustainable Energy Source,’ According To UN Official

nuclear_plantNuclear power plants have far less environmental impacts than any other energy source, according to top International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials.

IAEA officials also said nuclear power is more sustainable than wind or solar because waste is fully accounted for and plans to decommission plants exist before reactors are even built.

“As for the future, [nuclear power plants] NPPs and nuclear sites are the most sustainable energy sources in terms of environmental impact — of course, if there are no nuclear disasters,” Mikhail Chudakov, deputy director of the IAEA, said at the conference in Moscow.

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Nicolas Cage Stars In Apocalyptic Global Warming Flick

nicolas-cageHollywood actor Nicolas Cage’s newest film depicts a hollowed-out Earth, ravaged by the ill-effects of so-called man-made global warming.

Cage plays a political bureaucrat  in “The Humanity Bureau” whose job is to exile those considered expendable on Earth, which has become ravaged by the ill-effects of so-called man-made warming.

The movie is another climate change-themed feature in Hollywood’s quiver — a quiver that includes moves like, “The Day After Tomorrow” and former President Al Gore’s, “An Inconvenient Truth.”

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STUDY: Global Warming ‘Slowdown’ Could Last Another 15 Years

earth-sunWith 2016 on track to being the warmest year on record, some climate scientists and environmentalists declared the recent slowdown in global warming to be over.

But that might not be the case, according to a new study by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists. They say there’s a 16 percent chance global warming could progress at a slower rate through 2020, and a 6 percent chance the slowdown could last until 2030.

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REPORT: Fighting Global Warming Is WAY More Expensive Than Letting It Happen

money-packsSimply letting global warming happen and dealing with its effects may be a lot cheaper than decarbonizing the global economy, according to a new report by the Manhattan Institute.

“Mainstream estimates are very disconnected from the rhetoric you hear about global warming from environmental groups and politicians, especially in the wake of the election,” Oren Cass, the senior fellow at the free-market Manhattan Institute who authored the research, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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NYT: Trump Hasn’t ‘Doomed’ Earth ‘Yet,’ Climate Might ‘Survive’ Four Years

ny-times-buildingThe New York Times on Wednesday tried to calm panicky readers fearing Trump-induced global warming destruction. This was the actual headline on the front page of the business section: “Earth Isn’t Doomed Yet. The Climate Could Survive Trump.” Notice the “yet.”

Columnist Eduardo Porter wondered, “Is the battle to contain global warming now lost?” Later, he worried about the “ticking” “bomb.” At first, the Times journalist tried to find ways in which global warming policies could survive a Trump presidency:

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