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Governor Pawlenty Goes to Vegas to Make New Global Warming Friends

According to the Star Tribune, Gov. Tim Pawlenty will travel to Las Vegas next week to be a keynote speaker at a renewable energy conference that also will feature U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada.  Pawlenty will address the Power-Gen Renewable Energy & Fuels conference on Tuesday afternoon.  More than 3,000 leading players in […]

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Global Warming? New Data Shows Ice Is Back

Are the world’s ice caps melting because of climate change, or are the reports just a lot of scare mongering by the advocates of the global warming theory? Scare mongering appears to be the case, according to reports from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that reveal that almost all the allegedly “lost” […]

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Global Warming? It's the Coldest Winter in Decades!

NEW evidence has cast doubt on claims that the world’s ice-caps are melting, it emerged last night.  Satellite data shows that concerns over the levels of sea ice may have been premature.  It was feared that the polar caps were vanishing because of the effects of global warming.  But figures from the respected US National […]

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There's No Need to 'Save' the Polar Bear

Exxon used to encourage motorists to ”put a tiger in your tank.” Well, a different animal may begin influencing traffic soon. Polar bears could force drivers to shell out even more money for gasoline. Why? Because environmental groups are pushing to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, and […]

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Pawlenty and Minnesota Climate Change

Paul Chesser, Climate Strategies Watch Here in Minnesota, where I’ve been the last two days talking about the state’s Climate Change Advisory Group and explaining what can be expected in their recommendations, the Center for Climate Strategies has not been able to push all their greenhouse gas-reduction ideas as robustly as they have been able […]

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Whoops: Ethanol Exacerbates Greenhouse Gases

The Wall Street Journal has reported the results of two independent studies that suggest the widespread use of ethanol from corn could result in nearly twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the gasoline it would replace because of expected land-use changes, researchers concluded Thursday.  The study challenges the rush to biofuels as a response to global […]

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Climate Change Will Cost Us

The global-warming panic agenda is all about government growth and lifestyle control, couched in more pleasant-sounding terms like “incentives,” “efficiency” and “climate-friendly.” They are anything but innocuous. This is becoming clear in the Gopher State. Minnesota’s Climate Change Advisory Group (MCCAG) recently approved its recommendations for Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who appointed its members, and for […]

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Environmental Fascism

Prominent scientist and global warming advocate David Suzuki has called for political leaders to be thrown in jail for ignoring the science behind climate change.   At a Montreal conference last Thursday, the prominent scientist, broadcaster and Order of Canada recipient exhorted a packed house of 600 to hold politicians legally accountable for what he called […]

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Not Every Scientist is Part of Gore's Mythical 'Consensus'

Back in 1991, before Al Gore first shouted that the Earth was in the balance, the Danish Meteorological Institute released a study using data that went back centuries that showed that global temperatures closely tracked solar cycles.  To many, those data were convincing. Now, Canadian scientists are seeking additional funding for more and better “eyes” […]

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The Case for Terrestrial (a.k.a. Nuclear) Energy

There have been a host of debates this year between the Democratic and Republican candidates for president. Many of these candidates believe that among our top priorities is to address global warming by reducing carbon emissions. All or most seem to agree that decreasing America’s energy dependence is another. Yet few if any of the […]

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Biofuel Targets Likely to Cause Higher Food Prices

Biofuels are generally an expensive and ineffective way to cut greenhouse gas emissions when compared to other policies and are likely to cause increasing food prices and insecurity, concluded a UK government report yesterday. It also criticized the British and EU governments for pursuing targets for increased use of biofuels without putting in place ‘robust’ […]

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Pope Calls Global Warming Pandemonium "Scaremongering"

Pope Benedict XVI has issued a statement about moral implications of the global warming hysteria. He characterized the approach of some environmentalists as dangerously dogmatic and naturally prone to irresponsible sensationalism.  Read the entire translation of the Pope’s message from Libreria Editrice Vaticana here.Representing over one billion Catholics worldwide, Pope Benedict XVI stands as one of very few world leaders to […]

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19,000 American Scientists Sign Petition in Opposition to 'Global Warming' Accord

The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine has annouced that it has collected over 19,000 signatures from U.S. scientists who oppose the United States agreeing to the Kyoto accord on global warming.  The petition reads as follows: We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan […]

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