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Climate Alarmists Warn of Coming ‘Mass Extinction Event’: Don’t Worry, They’re Always Wrong

Scientists are once again sounding the alarm that humans are destroying the planet and we’re heading towards a “mass extinction event.”

“We the undersigned, senior members of the world’s scientific community, hereby warn all humanity of what lies ahead,” wrote over 15,000 scientists from 184 countries—an irrelevant fact to make it sound like a consensus. “A great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided and our global home on this planet is not to be irretrievably mutilated.”

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To Fight Global Warming, The UN Wants Countries To Literally Suck CO2 Out Of the Air

While United Nations delegates wrap up this year’s climate summit, observers and experts have been coming to terms with an extremely inconvenient implication of meeting the goal of the Paris climate accord.

Meeting the accord’s goal of keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius by 2100 requires technology, and the UN is essentially asking countries to literally suck carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.

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Officials Shut Down Keystone Pipeline After Oil Leak Discovered In South Dakota

The Keystone Pipeline was temporarily closed Thursday morning after an oil leak was discovered in South Dakota, according to state officials.

TransCanada crew shut down the pipeline after detecting a leak 35 miles south of one of the line’s pumping station. The company estimates the Keystone leaked 5,000 barrels of oil, or about 21,000 gallons of crude oil before workers took the project offline.

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CFACT’s effectiveness acknowledged by leftist attack site DeSmog Blog

DeSmog Blog was created to slander, smear and intimidate anyone who dares correct the record on “climate change.”

They’ve got an obsession with all things CFACT, Climate Depot, and Marc Morano and they’ve chronicled how effective we’ve been at the UN climate conference in Bonn!

Greenpeace docked one of their ships, the Beluga II, here in Bonn for the conference.   Marc donned the uniform of a ship’s officer and welcomed “climate hustlers” of all kinds aboard Greenpeace’s “diesel-powered climate propaganda boat.”

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German Jamaica-Coalition Talks Nearing Collapse; Merkel Won’t Set Deadline for Ending Coal

Talks to form a coalition government in Germany were in deadlock on Friday morning (17 November), after negotiators separated early morning without a deal in sight. A new, last chance meeting was due at midday on Friday. But wide differences remained on migration, climate and energy and finance policies between the four parties involved in the so-called Jamaica coalition because their colors echo the Caribbean country’s flag: the center-right CDU and its Bavarian branch CSU, the liberal FDP, and the Greens. EUobserver, 17 November 2017

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NPR Uses Debunked Studies In Effort To Support Claims That Fracking Harms Health

As part of its woefully misleading and one-sided series attacking the oil and gas industry, NPR’s Marketplace published a story on Wednesday suggesting fracking chemicals are harming public health. In an effort to support that narrative, reporter Scott Tong lists a dozen studies he (presumably) feels best support the argument, while also adding the following disclaimer:

“While no medical diagnoses have been revealed to be caused directly by these oil and gas drilling chemicals, cause and effect can be difficult to prove.”

Translation: None of the studies listed by MarketPlace prove causation, which is a systemic shortcoming of literature attempting to link fracking to health problems that have been flagged by environmental research group Resources For the Future (RFF). But this is just one of a myriad of flaws shared by each of the studies included Marketplace’s list. Let’s review.

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Value-Added Australia Renewables: $60 million for each solar job

The Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palasczcuk, was promoting green energy at the Clare Solar Farm. Resources Minister Matt Canavan calculates the astonishing waste: “The Clare Solar Farm stands to get something like $340 million in subsidies over the next 13 years for 5 jobs! That works out at $60 million a job.”

Canavan:

The Queensland Premier was at the Clare Solar Farm on Sunday promoting renewables jobs. Here are a few facts about the Clare Solar Farm.

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Don’t Allow Canada and Mexico to Influence US Environmental Laws at NAFTA Talks

The fifth round of NAFTA renegotiations is getting underway in Mexico City.

Unfortunately, American trade negotiators have proposed expanding NAFTA’s environmental reach. This is counterproductive and seems to be inconsistent with the Trump administration’s broader deregulatory agenda.

U.S. officials should not only reject an expansion of NAFTA’s environmental regulatory reach in this round, they should work to remove any focus on environmental regulation from the NAFTA process altogether.

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UN Green Climate Fund: good for bankers, bureaucrats, but not so much the poor

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CCD Editor’s note: President Obama siphoned one billion taxpayer dollars from our treasury and sent it to the UN’s Green Climate Fund (without Congressional approval) with another $2 billion in the pipeline. President Trump has zeroed out that line item, angering activists and the bonbon-chomping bureaucrats (all 24,000 of them) now wrapping up a two-week summit that spent your taxpayer dollars on this yearly self-congratulatory boondoggle.


UN Green Climate Fund (GFC) — nice rort if you can get it

The UN climate fund was set up in 2010 but has yet to send a single dollar of project money to its star-sinking island (which isn’t sinking but is poor).

The NY Times has a long article describing how billions of dollars are being spent, but somehow it seems to be going to the wrong places. Given the lack of accountability, voters, and elections, who could have seen that coming?

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‘Quaint’ German coal mining town may be ‘sacrificed’ to UN climate agenda

World leaders, including Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, are busy at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany pushing to phase out coal in North America and Europe – that is, when they aren’t busy lavishly celebrating themselves.

And I’ve really had pretty much I can stomach of the environmentalist self-congratulatory elitism, at least for today.

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