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FEMA edict to U.S. states: ‘Provide a Climate Plan or Lose Funding’

h/t TriplePundit – FEMA, the US Federal Emergency Management Agency, has issued draft guidance which demands that states include an assessment of climate risk in their 5 year disaster plan, or risk losing federal funding. According to the FEMA draft guidance; “Key concepts under consideration include strengthening specific requirements for: …assessing future risk in light…

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Aussie Renewable Target: Everyone Gets an Exemption

Eric Worrall writes – The increasingly farcical Australian Renewable Target just took another body blow today, with mounting pressure on the Labor Party, from Aluminium Industry union delegates, to exempt yet another industry from green energy tariffs. According to The Australian, a major Aussie daily newspaper; “THE Australian Workers Union has called for the aluminium…

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Oops! Obama administration dietary recommendations may be tied to increased greenhouse gas emissions

From the University of Michigan, everything you eat is bad for GHG’s apparently, so only eat what the government says. Oh, wait. ANN ARBOR—If Americans altered their menus to conform to federal dietary recommendations, emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases tied to agricultural production could increase significantly, according to a new study by University of Michigan…

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King Obama strikes again – Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

A reaction from Pat Michaels follows. From the NYT article: Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In preparation for this agreement, to be…

The Unqualified Judging the Self-Interested

Scientists largely removed from the consideration of science Story submitted by Tom Barr The U.K.’s Energy and Climate Change Committee [yesterday] endorsed the IPCC’s 2014 opinion that humans are the dominant cause of global warming. In a 9 to 2 vote in a parallel universe the “Science was Settled”, yet again. But not by scientists,…