Written by E. Calvin Beisner
When President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator December 8, environmentalists went ballistic.
They called it “a win for polluters and a loss for the American public,” said “Every American should be appalled,” likened it to “the fox guarding the henhouse,” and called Pruitt a “puppet of the fossil fuel industry.”
E&E News reported, “Environmentalists are preparing for war” and quoted Center for Biological Diversity attorney Bill Snape: “We suspected it would be bad, and it’s bad. It’s going to be about satisfying an incredibly narrow fossil fuel agenda.”
Religious environmentalists piled on, with the Evangelical Environmental Network releasing an open letter against Pruitt’s nomination, though that was countered by 49 evangelical leaders in another letter.… Continue Reading
Written by Katie Kieffer
Hillary Clinton is working alongside billionaire Tom Steyer to sow a garden of climate change paranoia. Clinton is scaring young voters into supporting her campaign by leading them to believe that a Republican president will unleash a climate apocalypse.
Calling Millennial voters the 2016 presidential election’s “biggest cohort,” Steyer announced his plan last month to inject $25 million into targeting young voters. Specifically, Steyer will allocate millions toward an aggressive ground campaign based on climate alarmism. The goal? Getting the youth vote out for Clinton.
Science does not support the outlandish claims peddled by Steyer’s political advocacy group, NextGen Climate.
Money men like Steyer don’t view me and my peers as individuals. In Steyer’s own words, we are little more than “swing” voters who “can make a difference” in a general election in the battleground states of Illinois, New Hampshire, Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio and Pennsylvania.… Continue Reading
Written by Catherine Garcia
In a new campaign video, Hillary Clinton calls out the Republican presidential candidates who deny “the settled science of climate change” and “would rather remind us they’re not scientists than listen to those who are.”
The video is titled “Stand for Reality,” and also includes two “ambitious national goals” that Clinton said she will implement on day one of her presidency: By the end of her first term, Clinton says, more than half a billion solar panels will be installed across the country, and within 10 years, the U.S. will generate enough clean, renewable energy to power every single home in America. The goals “will test our capacities, but I know they are within our reach,” Clinton said.
Calling herself a “grandmother with two eyes and a brain,” she said she knows that “what’s happening in the world is going to have a big effect on my daughter and especially on my granddaughter.” The time to make a change is now, she said, adding: “The decisions we make in the next decade can make all of this possible, or they can keep us trapped in the past.… Continue Reading
Written by John Biver
James Taylor (no, not the singer, as this James Taylor isn’t afraid of pointing out) is “the managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly publication devoted to sound science and free-market environmentalism. He is also senior fellow for The Heartland Institute, focusing on energy and environment issues.” In a short post at Heartlands’ website, he demolishes the whole “the oceans are rising because of melting glaciers” scare mongering going on in the dishonest media fueled by the political left.
Taylor’s post was only one of many in just the past few days on the side of “sound science” — and the question always is, which side’s argument reaches more people? For a sampling, click here, here, and here. As for Taylor’s Heartland post — read it and tell me that we can’t win the information war with this kind of content — if we’d only just reach enough people:
The Southern Hemisphere polar ice cap for the month of April 2014 surpassed its greatest April extent in recorded history.
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