Trump axes 860 Obama regulations, 179 from ‘secret’ list

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney accused the Obama administration Thursday of keeping a “secret list” of proposed regulations during Mr. Obama’s eight-year regulatory onslaught against businesses, and touted President Trump’s rollback of more than 800 Obama-era rules and proposals.

Of the 860 rules or proposed rules that the Trump administration has killed, 179 came from what he called Mr. Obama’s “secret” list. As Trump aides combed through the books, they found pending proposals that included rules on hardwood plywood research and new requirements for contamination control in cattle slaughter operations.

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Scientists Find At Least 75% Of The Earth Has Not Warmed In Recent Decades

The ‘Real Proxy’ Temperature Record Hints Near-Global Cooling Has Begun

As a new scientific paper (Turney et al., 2017) indicates, the Southern Ocean encompasses 14% of the Earth’s surface. And according to regional temperature measurements that have apparently not been subjected to warming “corrections” by data adjusters, the Southern Ocean has been cooling in recent decades.

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Bill Nye Says Old People Must Die For Climate Science To Progress

Comedian Bill Nye “The Science Guy”, said Wednesday that the climate change movement can only move forward once the older generation begins to die off.

“Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It’s generational,” Nye told the Los Angeles Times in an interview. Nye added that he shouldn’t be too hard on older citizens, however, because he is “now one of them.”

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Trump Has Repealed Hundreds Of Obama-Era Regulations

While President Donald Trump struggles to push through health care reform, his administration has successfully withdrawn hundreds of Obama-era regulations, according to the latest federal regulatory agenda.

The White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) “Unified Agenda” now lists “deregulatory actions” taken by federal agencies. So far, the Trump administration has withdrawn 469 regulations proposed in the Obama administration’s final regulatory agenda in 2016.

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California is handling climate change all wrong

Power will cost Californians a lot more with Brown’s cap and trade legislation and use of green energy.

Gov. Jerry Brown has won praise for promising that California will live up to the Paris accord despite President Trump’s withdrawal from the treaty. He also signed a climate deal with China last month and has unveiled plans for a global climate summit in San Francisco next year. Earlier this week, California lawmakers voted to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program for another 10 years.

The message is clear: With a few other states, California is going it alone — an approach that is popular locally and resonates with much of the world.

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Stealth advocacy: a survey of weathercasters’ views on climate change

For a decade, the weathercaster and broadcast meteorology communities have been the subject of a focused campaign to force them to cover global warming in a manner acceptable to the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union, and other advocacy groups.

How well is their strategy working?

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is in the process of publishing the latest weathercaster survey from 2014-16 in its Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

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NYTimes: Climate Alarmism Is Good Because Scaremongering Fixed Y2K Bug

Terrifying people about the possibility climate change could eventually destroy Earth is justifiable because alarming citizens about the Y2K bug worked, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

Academics and activists have a license to generate some fear among people about what could happen if global warming is not properly addressed, according to NYT writer Farhad Manjoo. He claimed that a little fear can go along way if it rallies people toward a common cause.

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Professors group wants taxpayer-funded climate change research blocked from public scrutiny

E&E Legal wants unpublished documents that support the hockey stick theory, which showed a drastic uptick in temperatures since the 20th century.

The American Association of University Professors has filed an amicus brief arguing professors at a public university should be exempt from public records act requests from a conservative think tank seeking to review the scholars’ unpublished climate change research.

The brief, filed with the Arizona Court of Appeals in the case Energy & Environment Legal Institute v. Arizona Board of Regents, argues that professors at public universities should be able to keep their unpublished research records private, according to a press release from the AAUP last Friday.

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Elon Musk Can’t Sell His Teslas in Texas (plus five other states)

No subsidies, no sales.“It makes no sense that an American manufactured vehicle would be so challenging to get,” says Tesla owner Matt Holm. “You have to jump through so many hoops.”

When Elon Musk launched the first Tesla sports car in 2008, he didn’t just set out to create a mass market for electric vehicles; Musk wanted to disrupt the entire auto industry by cutting out the dealership middleman and selling his cars directly to consumers.

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How Capitalism Saved The Honeybees

You’ve heard the story: Honeybees are disappearing. Beginning in 2006, beekeepers began reporting mysteriously large losses to their honeybee hives over the winter. The bees weren’t just dying—they were abandoning their hives altogether. The strange phenomenon, dubbed colony collapse disorder, soon became widespread. Ever since, beekeepers have reported higher-than-normal honeybee deaths, raising concerns about a coming silent spring.

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