Christiana Figueres, who leads the United Nations negotiations to get governments to reduce carbon emissions in the world, regards Hurricane Sandy as “yet another wake-up call” for Americans to get on board with her climate change policy. “Yes, I certainly do think that this is yet another wake-up call,” Figueres said of Hurricane Sandy to Yale Environment 360 in an interview published by The Guardian.”I did hear President Obama say quite categorically in his acceptance speech that he is not going to have a future that is threatened by increasing warming . . .
The UN sees climate change as the road to the biggest money grab in history. This country in $16 trillion in debt but we´re still a wealthy country that can donates 100´s of billions to the UN so they can "solve" climate change. Of course this won´t happen in our lifetime because climate change took to long to create,it won´t happen over night.We´ve gone from greenhouse gases trapping heat to a new villain,carbon emissions.Who knows what the cause will be next week.
Humans occupy a very small part of the planet,it´s hard to believe they could be causing the damage the left claims.There´s trillions of cubic feet of space around the planet for emissions to dissipate in.If carbon dioxide is heavier than air,how does it make it to the upper atmosphere?
The EPA got the FDA to ban certain types of inhalers because the propellant is damaging to the climate,just like freon used to be.
Because they couldn´t get much traction with the "global warming" notion, the propagandists for this cause then adopted the "climate change" notion. "Climate change" is such an elastic expression that it could theoretically be applied to any change in the climate, including the very natural and normal changes that are known to occur over years.
As for Christina Figueres, I suppose she needs to get this thing going so as to ensure she´s still got a job in a year or so. Conferences about climate change can be such fun, especially when they´re at taxpayers´ expense and there´s drinks after the seminars.
Climate change is the moniker of the Jesse Jackson style shake-down artists in the U.N. This whole schtick is wearing thin. Climate change chief is getting frustrated because nobody really believes the little game they´re playing.
The best way to influence the climate would be to outlaw forest fires and volcanos. One big forest fire or one volcano eruption spews more stuff in the air than man could ever hope to do. And, don´t forget all the undersea emissions from beneath the bottom.
Here´s how you show those rotten americans, kick em out! They don´t deserve you and your ICCP reports! Sorry I can´t keep the sarcasm up. You and that pack of lying slugs have been conning the public for years now and have generated nothing but phoney data and faked computer models.
It snows and it´s called climate warming. The Antarctic ice increases significantly and it´s called climate warming. We get a big storm and it´s called climate warming. Al Gore makes a few million bucks and it´s called climate warming. Obama tells a few more lies and it´s called climate warming. .... well .... considering how many lies it may have an effect.
Wiki her bio...she is a child of privilege, who has never had a real job in her life, born into a family of social engineers (" a family dedicated to public service"). Righteously ignorant, and proud of it! Degrees in anthropology and social anthropology. You go girrl!
The EU carbon credit scheme failed.... as did the exchange in Chicago that Obama set up, back in 2007. No, Barry will find another easier route to re-distribute... that allows him to hand pick winners & losers.
The Supreme Court will begin hearing cases next week, despite the fact that much of the federal government is shut down due to the budget standoff, according to a notice posted on the court´s website Thursday. "The Court will continue to conduct its normal operations through October 11. The Court building will be open to the public during its usual hours, and the Court will hear the scheduled oral arguments. A further update will be provided in the event the lapse of appropriations continues beyond October 11," the announcement says. Monday, October 7 is the first Monday in October, making it the
This week, Ben Carson said that shortly after he gave a much-publicized speech criticizing ObamaCare at the National Prayer Breakfast, he found himself audited by the Internal Revenue Service. It makes him suspicious. There was a day when we might have written off a claim like this. But given what we’ve learned about the IRS and its targeting of right-of-center organizations, the burden of proof has shifted. Though the scandal is no longer making headlines, the questions about what was going on with IRS official Lois Lerner and her pals have never been answered. Meanwhile, the storyline fed keeps changing. First we were
Months before Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this November, he tried to kill someone else: General Edwin Walker, an ultra-right winger who was arrested for sedition on Kennedy’s orders. In an excerpt from their new book, Dallas 1963, the story of Walker’s anti-civil rights tour through the south and Oswald’s personal collapse that led to their almost fatal encounter.On February 27, General Walker boards a specially equipped tour bus owned by his close friend, the anti-communist televangelist Billy James Hargis. The two men are departing on a speaking tour to twenty-nine cities, mostly in the South:
Kent Sorenson, the Iowa state senator embattled over accusations that he inappropriately received pay from at least one presidential campaign in the lead up to the 2012 Iowa caucuses, has resigned from office, according to a Senate leader. The Milo Republican stepped down just hours after an independent investigator delivered a damning report to the Senate Ethics Committee, which has been investigating his conduct for several months. The report found “probable cause” that Sorenson broke ethics rules by accepting payments from a political action committee associated with U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, and that his denials of taking such payment may represent a
Over the last four decades, only two people were able to make wide swaths of the American public really care about the importance of guarding against our nation’s enemies. One was Ronald Reagan. The other was Tom Clancy. The Gipper died in 2004, aged 93. Clancy died Tuesday in Baltimore, just 66 years old. Despite their age difference, Reagan and Clancy had a lot in common. They loved this country more than anything. They most admired those who put service to nation above service to self. And both were gifted story tellers. Best of all, the stories each man told revealed
New Orleans - A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived BP´s claims that a judge´s interpretation of a settlement over its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could force the company to pay billions of dollars for bogus or inflated claims by businesses. A ruling by a divided three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier´s rulings on the dispute between BP and attorneys who brokered the multibillion-dollar settlement in 2012. The panel sent the case back to Barbier with an order that he craft a "narrowly-tailored injunction that allows
LOS ANGELES -- With a jury´s refusal to hold a concert promoter responsible for Michael Jackson´s death, the late singer´s mother lost perhaps her last best chance to collect millions in damages and place blame for her son´s untimely demise. "I´m OK," was all that the Jackson family matriarch said as she moved slowly out of a courtroom after hearing Wednesday´s stunning verdict denying her claim for as much as $1.5 billion and giving her nothing. Some called it the Jackson family´s last stand in court, a longshot effort that may have been doomed by the singer´s own history of
Ezra Klein: So, do you think a shutdown is good for the issues and ideas you’re trying to push?Grover Norquist: Not necessarily. I think the original plan for the Republicans was to move the continuing resolution past the debt ceiling and then to sit down with Obama and decide whether he would be willing to trade some relaxation of the sequester for significant reforms of entitlements. That was something Obama might well do. Democrats in the House and the Senate are very concerned about caps and limits in sequestration. Republicans could get significant long-term entitlement reform -- all on the
Yesterday I reported from the National World War Two Memorial on several members of Congress crashing the barricades set up by the National Park Service that were keeping out several hundred Honor Flight veterans — many of whom were WW2 veterans — from visiting their own memorial. The Park Service claimed that the memorial and the entire National Mall area had to be closed because of the government shutdown. The same scene was reenacted again today as two Honor Flights from Missouri and Chicago arrived in prearranged visits. These Honor Flights were met by hundreds of ordinary citizens and about a
In the Darwinian world of media and politics, hardly any primal force compares to Clinton Clout. This week’s serial cancellations of two television productions focusing on Hillary Clinton—a CNN documentary and an NBC miniseries, both of which were announced months ago to great fanfare, controversy, and bitter complaints from her partisans and detractors—prove once again that she and her presidential husband have not only triangulated the power map, they’ve pretty much drawn it. “Lights, camera, no reaction,” crowed Nick Merrill, Hillary’s spokesman since she left public office as secretary of state; he’s one of many operatives and supporters who are
It was supposed to be joke on General David Petraeus, but the New York City Police Department wasn´t laughing. Police say a friend mailed a fake grenade to General Petraeus´ office in the Solow Building on 58th Street. His secretary opened the box around noon Tuesday and saw what she thought was a real grenade. Investigators describe it as a "novelty item." Police evacuated the office and shut down 58th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. They took the package to the building´s courtyard to get a closer look. "Just a lot of police officers, a lot of people that worked in the buildings, "The higher-ups
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) narrowly leads the pack of potential GOP contenders in 2016, according to a new poll. If the GOP presidential primary were held today, 17 percent of GOP voters would elect Paul, according to a new Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday. He leads among Tea Party Republicans as well with 22 percent. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rates second with 13 percent, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) with 12 percent and Jeb Bush with 11 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) garner 10 percent. Nineteen percent of Republicans are undecided. Rubio’s numbers have dropped 7
Get ready for Chelsea Clinton Bump Watch 2014 — the only daughter of the former president and former secretary of State is declaring next year the “Year of the Baby.” In an interview for the November issue of Glamour magazine on her work with the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Clinton reveals that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are planning for a bouncing addition to their household. According to the 33-year-old Oxford grad, the pair, who married in 2010, sat down together a year after tying the knot and made a list focused on their future, saying, “We want,
Tom Hanks is already declaring his presidential pick for 2016, there’s just one, small problem: a little thing called term limits. The star of “Captain Phillips,” told ITK at the soon-to-be-released film’s Wednesday premiere at the Newseum in Washington, “I’m voting for Barack Obama — 2016.” A laughing Hanks, who supported Obama during his 2008 White House bid, added, “Yes, I am! Four more years.” The Academy Award winner, 57, plays Captain Richard Phillips in the flick, based on the seaman’s book on the real-life 2009 hijacking of his cargo ship by Somali pirates. Hanks told ITK it was an
President Obama told CNBC’s John Harwood that while he’s been president, he’s “bent over backwards to work with the Republican party.” Obama boasted: During the course of my presidency, I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican party. I think I’m pretty well known for being a calm guy. Sometimes people think I’m too calm. And am I exasperated? Absolutely, I’m exasperated. Because this is entirely unnecessary. I am exasperated with the idea that, unless I say that, ‘Twenty million people, you can’t have health insurance,’ these folks will not reopen the government. That is irresponsible. The President asserted that he’s
More than a dozen House Republicans who want to drop attempts to undermine the health-care law and reopen the government are meeting among themselves and with House Speaker John Boehner -- and he’s listening. For the past few weeks, Boehner’s hand has been guided by a group of Tea Party-aligned Republican House members who’ve urged little compromise in their three-year drive to undo the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Now, the agitation is coming from the other side of the caucus. A bipartisan group of about 40 House lawmakers are holding private talks to find a compromise
Despite an emergency meeting at the White House, congressional leaders reported no progress late Wednesday on trying to reach a budget deal -- while over on Capitol Hill, tempers were flaring and lawmakers were melting down on the floor of the House. The top four congressional leaders took a stab, during an hour-long White House meeting, at negotiating with President Obama over the impasse. There was no breakthrough. House Speaker John Boehner emerged saying he had a "nice, polite conversation" but complaining that Obama would not budge off his demand that Congress pass a straight budget bill -- one that does not
DALLAS —In a shopping center parking lot 1,300 miles from Washington’s bureaucracy and bickering, teen mom Karina Luciano loaded a watermelon and baby formula into her car. Luciano didn’t realize the federal assistance program that just purchased the food items for her children, Aimee, 2, and Jaiden, 11 months, is now in jeopardy because of the government shutdown. “Oh my god, I think I’m going to cry,” Luciano said upon learning the news. “This is really bad.” Nearly 9 million low-income mothers and children receive benefits under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Congress’ inability to
The shutdown battle has become, essentially, a high-stakes blame game.(snip)But in a note to clients, Potomac Research Group´s Greg Valliere says that President Obama still has one "trump card" of his own left to play, Social Security: THE HEAVY ARTILLERY: We have thought for weeks that Obama would play the Social Security trump card if there was no deal on the debt ceiling by mid-October. This is one of several reasons why we think a default is unlikely, and it´s one of several reasons why Boehner will capitulate; the only questions are when and under what terms. We think he may
Ted Cruz faced a barrage of hostile questions Wednesday from angry GOP senators, who lashed the Texas tea party freshman for helping prompt a government shutdown crisis without a strategy to end it. At a closed-door lunch meeting in the Senate’s Mansfield Room, Republican after Republican pressed Cruz to explain how he would propose to end the bitter budget impasse with Democrats, according to senators who attended the meeting. A defensive Cruz had no clear plan to force an end to the shutdown — or explain how he would defund Obamacare, as he has demanded all along, sources said. Things
The revisions downward begin. Yesterday, Obamacare exchanges were melting down because of the intense interest in signing up. All the citizens were flooding the gates for all the insurance! Why, in California there were 5 million visitors. No technologist could prepare for such an onslaught. Here’s what really happened: California’s health insurance exchange vastly overstated the number of online hits it received Tuesday during the rollout of Obamacare. State officials said the Covered California website got 645,000 hits during the first day of enrollment, far fewer than the 5 million it reported Tuesday. The state exchange had cited the 5 million figure as a
Conservative talker Mark Levin has a stern warning for President Barack Obama and his administration: Don’t mess with the World War II veterans. Levin, author of “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic,” told his audience on his Wednesday radio show should there be any action taken against those veterans for visiting the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, even with the government shutdown, he would bring 500,000 people to march on the Washington, D.C. in response. “I want to tell you folks something — I want to say this loud and clear to the people
A woman has been shot dead today after she rammed her car into a White House barricade with a young child inside then led police on a chase toward the Capitol, witnesses said. Up to 15 shots were fired at 2pm (ET) on Thursday with officers swarming the scene with machine guns while hundreds of staffers and tourists fled in terror or took shelter in buildings at the political heart of Washington D.C. The female suspect was shot dead by police officers but is not believed to have returned fire. She is reportedly a 34-year-old dental hygienist from Stamford, Connecticut.
The government shutdown will temporarily slash the staffs and operations of every “nonessential” federal program — which, as you can imagine, adds up to a whole lot of programs. There are the ones you know about, like the national parks and the panda cam. Then there’s everything else. Here’s 21 effects of the shutdown you might not have heard about. 1) No one will oversee the program that makes sure your organic food is actually organic. That’s called the National Organic Standards Program, and its entire staff was furloughed. Also on the Department of Agriculture furlough list: the people who check