New Resource―Quote List for Climate Change, Energy, Environment

Guest post by Steve Goreham I’m announcing a new on-line quote list resource for journalists, writers, and authors on climate change, global warming, energy, and the environment. You can find the list here. The list contains more than 450 quotes and 20,000 words from political leaders, scientists, environmentalists, and news media headlines. It currently includes…

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Sustainable Development: The latest UN scare

The UN’s Rio+20 agenda would harm health, welfare and nature – and make poverty permanent Guest post by David Rothbard and Craig Rucker Twenty years ago, the Rio de Janeiro “Earth Summit” proclaimed that fossil fuel-induced climate change had brought our planet to a tipping point, human civilization to the brink of collapse, and numerous…

Science held hostage in climate debate

Garth Paltridge in the Financial review: The broad theory of man-made global warming is acceptable in the purely qualitative sense. If humans continue to fill the atmosphere with carbon dioxide, there can be little doubt that the average temperature of the world will increase above what it would have been otherwise. The argument about the…

Rio+20 is greatest threat to biodiversity

99% of species and humans are ill served by the 0.1% UN and environmentalist elites Guest post by Paul Driessen and David Rothbard The UN Conference on Sustainable Development is underway in Rio de Janeiro. This time, 20 years after the original 1992 Rio “Earth Summit,” thousands of politicians, bureaucrats and environmental activists are toning…

From Rio + 20: The future we dread

From CFACT Marked-up draft of UN Rio+20 agenda reveals shocking “sustainability” wish list. An American family of four could owe the UN $1,325 per year. The United Nations plans to make its Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference “the most significant environmental conference in history.” A draft planning and agenda document, “The Future We Want,” marked-up by…

UNFCCC wants 'immunity' from prosecution prior to Rio+20

Oh, this can’t be good. Dr. Tim Ball writes in with: “What is going on here? It suggests they are feeling pressure for liability for their activities?” From Fox News: U.N. Climate Organization Wants Immunities Against Charges of Conflict of Interest, Exceeding Mandate, Among Others The organization responsible for managing a global cap-and-trade system worth…

US Congress Rejects UN Internet Takeover

http://phys.org/news/2012-05-internet.html As a followup to a previous story about congressional hearings regarding a proposal to turn over control of the internet to the United Nations International Telecommunications Union, we are happy to report that extensive public pressure has ensured that there remains a bipartisan consensus against allowing this transfer of power over the Internet.

Where there's a need for immunity, there's a crime – Green climate fund looking to UN for diplomatic immunity protection from lawsuits.

It seems to me, that if you are asking for immunity up-front, you already know that something has been done that without immunity, would land somebody in the slammer. From Fox News: Mammoth new green climate fund wants United Nations-style diplomatic immunity, even though it’s not part of the UN “EXCLUSIVE: The Green Climate Fund,…

Ambler's rebuttal to Mann in the Wall Street Journal

Guest post by Harold Ambler The reasons that climatologist Michael Mann is as successful as he is are multiple: 1. He told the United Nations something that it was dying to hear (he offered certainty when all else saw uncertainty) 2. He has brought serious money to the universities that house him (and run cover for…