Washington Governor Claims ‘Just 59 Days’ To Save Children From Global Warming

Washington state’s Democratic Governor Jay Inslee warned there was “just 59 days” to save future generations from “an endless cycle of crop-killing droughts one year, and rivers spilling their banks the next.”

Inslee went on a lengthy Twitter rant in efforts to convince the state legislature to pass legislation to tax carbon dioxide emissions. Washington residents voted down Inslee’s last carbon tax plan by a wide margin in 2016.

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California: Legalize marijuana but ban particle pollution?

On January 1, California initiated the dawn of legalized recreational marijuana use. That same day, a new California law regulating particle emissions from leaf blowers and lawn mowers went into effect. But cannabis users inhale thousands of times more small particles from smoking than they breathe in from outdoor air.

On November 8, 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults. Sale and taxation of recreational marijuana began January 1, 2018. California’s cannabis market is expected to soar to over $5 billion by 2020.

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Is the IPCC a scientific organization or a political one?

SPOTLIGHT: We’re told that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific organization that makes scientific determinations. But that isn’t true.

BIG PICTURE: The process by which climate change was declared a problem is a process only bureaucrats could love.

In his brilliant book, Belgian writer Drieu Godefridi explains why the ‘IPCC = science’ claim is false.

It is a creation of governments. Its reports are creations of governments. To repudiate its findings, he says, would be to repudiate themselves.

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Winning! EPA to cut staff by 50 percent in Trump’s first term

Election night Nov. 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency, seen by President Trump as a bloated bureaucratic whale, is on schedule to fulfill his promise to reduce its staff nearly in half by the end of his first term mostly through retirements, not cuts, according to officials.

The EPA Tuesday provided to Secrets its first-year staff results which show that the agency is below levels not seen since former President Reagan’s administration.

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Pro-Trump Energy Tycoon Lays Into Anti-Coal Michael Bloomberg, Regulators

A prominent coal CEO and avid supporter of the Trump administration calls former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg one of the most dangerous men in America in a wide-ranging interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Bloomberg and former President Barack Obama have done immeasurable damage to the U.S. energy grid, according to Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray. Their anti-coal campaigns are destroying jobs and hurting people trying to stay warm this winter, Murray said.

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Obama’s DHS Secretary: Climate Change Is A ‘Security Issue’

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson claimed Tuesday on MSNBC that climate change “is a security issue.”

The Morning Joe team claimed it’s “clear over the next four years at least, we’re going to do nothing about climate change, we’re going to potentially take some serious steps back, what would you say, assuming that a new president comes in 2021 — what would you say the United States do immediately to address the threat?”

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Manufacturing consensus: The early history of the IPCC

Short summary: Scientists sought political relevance and allowed policymakers to put a big thumb on the scale of the scientific assessment of the attribution of climate change.

Bernie Lewin has written an important new book:

SEARCHING FOR THE CATASTROPHE SIGNAL: The Origins of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The importance of this book is reflected in its acknowledgments, in context of assistance and contributions from early leaders and participants in the IPCC:

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Australian coal plant preventing blackouts scheduled for closure

Liddell coal-fired power plant

Parts of Australia have managed to escape widespread blackouts during the country’s hottest summer in recent years, thanks in large part to a coal power plant that is scheduled to be shuttered in 2022.

New South Wales (NSW), an area located on Australia’s East Coast, has relied on black coal to stave off energy blackouts during 100-degree Fahrenheit days. Blackouts occurred Sunday in Ausgrid, which lost power to 4,000 homes on the Central Coast.

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Pope: Global Warming Is Man-Made and Governments Must Reduce CO2 Emissions

Pope Francis took a strong stand on anthropogenic climate change Monday, telling a gathering of diplomats in the Vatican that global warming is a result of human action.

We must not “downplay the importance of our own responsibility in interaction with nature,” Francis told the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See. “Climate changes, with the global rise in temperatures and their devastating effects, are also a consequence of human activity.”

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Can America’s power grid withstand a brutal winter?

Sioux River Falls frozen

Maybe you have to live in the Northeast — or even Southeast United States — to get the full effect. But right now, much of the country is struggling through the brutally cold weather.

It’s not uncommon to see temperatures down in the teens across much of the South. And record sub-zero temperatures in the North have many recalling the “polar vortex” of 2014.

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Washington Sued For Blocking The Biggest Coal Export Terminal In The US

A coal mining company filed a lawsuit against Washington state in federal court Wednesday for denying a permit to build what would be the largest coal export terminal in the United States, The Washington Examiner reports.

Lighthouse Resources proposed building the Millennium Bulk Terminal to ship 44 million tons of coal to Asia from Montana and Wyoming. Washington’s Department of Ecology Director Maia Bellon denied the proposal over “too many unavoidable and negative environmental effects.”

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Trump To Propose Opening Nearly All US Waters To Oil And Gas Drilling

The Trump administration will propose an ambitious offshore oil and gas exploration plan Thursday that’s a complete reversal of Obama-era policies aimed at restricting drilling, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will announce 47 potential lease sales covering 25 of the 26 outer continental shelf planning areas. The Department of the Interior (DOI) will propose 19 lease sales off the Alaskan coast, 12 in the Gulf of Mexico, nine in the Atlantic and seven in the Pacific.

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