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 Anthony J. Sadar and JoAnn Truchan
In his 1971 handbook, Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals, the godfather of community organizers, Saul D. Alinsky, asserted that the “basic requirement for the politics of change is to reorganize the world as it is.”
To Alinsky, the world and its history were all about revolution.
Saul Alinsky radicals who are all about revolutionary change (“we are the ones we’ve been waiting for” kind of change) have now seized control of an issue that can more quickly bring about that change – “climate disruption,” as expressed in community-organizer lingo.
If Alinsky were alive today, he would likely fit right in with the current activist climate scientists. Alinsky would probably see that the challenge is to convince enough of the “Have-Nots” that their privation stems not just from racism, sexism, classism, and all the other social -isms used to divide people, but also from what some have called “climatism.”
Ensconced in political power, today’s Alinsky-style radical elites running roughshod over pure scientific practice can force societal change predicated on unfounded predictions of climate doom. … Continue Reading
Written by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
I’ve been inundated with requests this past week to comment on the NOAA and NASA reports that 2014 was the “hottest” year on record. Since I was busy with a Japan space agency meeting in Tokyo, it has been difficult for me to formulate a quick response.
Of course, I’ve addressed the “hottest year” claim before it ever came out, both here on October 21, and here on Dec. 4.
In the three decades I’ve been in the climate research business, it’s been clear that politics have been driving the global warming movement. I knew this from the politically-savvy scientists who helped organize the U.N.’s process for determining what to do about human-caused climate change. (The IPCC wasn’t formed to determine whether it exists or whether is was even a threat, that was a given.)
I will admit the science has always supported the view that slowly increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere from burning of fossil fuels should cause some warming, but the view that this would is any way be a bad thing for humans or for Nature has been a politically (and even religiously) driven urban legend.… 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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