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Paul Ryan’s New Amendment Would Make The Obama Trade Deal Even Worse For The Climate...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 20:45
CREDIT: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
A massive trade agreement between the United States and several Asian nations has been held up while President Obama waits for Congress to start the approval process.
 

POPE FRANCIS' LEAKED ENCYCLICAL DRAFT ATTRIBUTES CLIMATE CHANGE TO HUMAN ACTIVITY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 14:08
POPE FRANCIS
A draft of Pope Francis’ long-awaited encyclical on the environment has leaked just days before the Vatican was set to release it to the world...
 

POPE FRANCIS BLASTS GLOBAL WARMING DENIERS IN LEAKED DRAFT OF ENCYCLICAL...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 13:51

Pope Francis delivers his message with participants of Rome's diocese convention in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sunday. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)

YOUNG PEOPLE SPEAK OUT ABOUT THEIR FEARS AND HOPES ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 06/14/2015 - 18:56

groundup kiitg

The faces behind #groundup.

An oil rig worker in Alberta, an engineering student in Mauritania, a minister-in-training in New Zealand – 11 young people, aged under 25, tell us what it feels like to inherit an environmental crisis...

STORM ON CLIMATE CHANGE AWAITS POPE'S ENVIRONMENT LETTER...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 06/14/2015 - 18:39

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will call on all people to be "stewards of creation" and address the hot-button topic of climate change on Thursday in the most feverishly awaited papal encyclical in decades.

“CLIMATE CHANGE POSES A MASSIVE THREAT TO THE WORLD.” -HENRY PAULSON

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 06/13/2015 - 12:47

Henry Paulson, who served as Secretary of the Treasury in George W. Bush’s administration from 2006 to 2009, believes that in regards to climate change “it’s going to be an even bigger problem if we wait.”

YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE AN INCREDIBLY RARE CLOUD, AND IT'S PROOF THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:16

In a few weeks, you may get to see evidence the atmosphere is changing -- if you’re lucky.

That’s when noctilucent clouds, the world’s highest, peak in number and show up in the night sky just after sunset as electric-blue swirls in the mesosphere, the coldest place on the planet.

THE REASON BEHIND BIG OIL’S CHANGE OF HEART ON GLOBAL WARMING...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:55

Six energy giants want a worldwide price on carbon emissions—but what’s in it for them?

CEO of Shell Oil

UN SAYS "WORLD MUST END 'DIRTY' FUEL USE!"

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:19

A long-awaited UN report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels.

There must be a "massive shift" to renewable energy, says the study released in Berlin.

It has been finalised after a week of negotiations between scientists and government officials.

Natural gas is seen as a key bridge to move energy production away from oil and coal.

Back in the old days the "deprogramers" did this! Some Family members just get desperate...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 06/06/2015 - 19:02

3 arrested on suspicion of kidnapping member of religious commune in Vista, CA...

Three people were arrested Friday night in Vista on suspicion of kidnapping a relative from the Twelve Tribes Community/Church because they feared he was being "brainwashed" by the devoutly religious group, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.

SCIENTOLOGY UNDER SIEGE! INSIDE THE NEW LAWSUIT THAT COULD EXPOSE THE CHURCH’S SECRETS ONCE & FOR ALL...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 06/05/2015 - 13:21

The Church of Scientology’s innermost secrets could be revealed during an upcoming trial which involves former high ranking member Michelle Seward, and Kirstie Alley. RadarOnline.com has all the details of the lawsuit rocking the embattled church.

GOING CLEAR DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR ALEX GIBNEY SAYS CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY SHOULD LOSE TAX-FREE STATUS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 06/05/2015 - 13:14

The Oscar-winning director of a documentary that exposes brutality and spying within the Church of Scientology says the group should lose its tax-free status.

Alex Gibney told the ABC's Lateline that Scientology was a "prison of belief" for its members and it acted with extreme cruelty.

POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ARE DEFORMING AND KILLING ALASKA'S FROGS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:22

A complex combination of warmer waters and trace levels of copper makes it harder for Alaskan wood frogs to survive, according to a new study.

frog on street

EXCLUSIVE: MAJOR CLIMATE DENIAL FUNDERS DONORS TRUST AND DONORS CAPITAL FUND HANDLED $479 MILLION OF DARK MONEY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 05/30/2015 - 12:35

More than $470 million of cash flowing into a key funding arm of the climate science denial movement in the United States is untraceable, a DeSmog investigation has found.

WHAT A FUTURE DESOLATED WORLD LOOKS LIKE IF….

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 13:08

image of the Vancouver skyline, taken last month by the author.

THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS GREAT FOR ELITES. IS IT GOOD FOR ANYONE ELSE?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:39

In 2011, Australia enacted a tough new anti-smoking law that requires cigarette companies to distribute their wares in plain green packages. Anti-smoking activists see Australia's law as a model for the world. They hope that replacing logos with graphic health warnings will make them less appealing to consumers, especially minors.

GETTING CLEAR: A CONFERENCE ON SCIENTOLOGY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 21:21

Join Jon Atack and other experts in Toronto, Ontario from June 22nd to June26th

Author Jon Atack

Hosted by Professor James A Beverley

Tyndale Seminary Toronto

 

AT SUPER BOWL OF ENERGY, INDUSTRY FIXATES ON EXPANDED FRACKING AND LIFTING OIL EXPORT BAN...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:35

“We have done more as an industry to advance the cause of raising living standards across the world than any other industry I can think of…” 

OBAMA CALLS CLIMATE CHANGE AN ‘INDISPUTABLE’ SECURITY THREAT...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:22

President Barack Obama is introduced at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 20, 2015, before giving the commencement address. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivai)

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