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  • Senate Votes Down Green New Deal, Alternatives Proliferate 

    March 29, 2019
    The Senate voted on March 26th on a variant of the Green New Deal resolution. No Senators voted yes, 57 voted no, and 43 voted present.  The sponsor of the Green New Deal, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) as well as all eleven co-sponsors voted present.   
  • Response to Conservative Supporter of Kigali Amendment

    March 29, 2019
    The Kigali Amendment is a United Nations environmental measure proposed by the Obama administration, and that ought to be reason enough for conservatives to be skeptical of it. A close look at the Kigali Amendment’s provisions, which restrict refrigerants it deems contributors to climate change, confirms that it is a very bad deal for consumers and businesses that rely on air-conditioning and refrigeration.  
  • Profiles in Courage: McConnell Video Mocks Green New Deal Advocates

    March 27, 2019
    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted against advancing Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) Green New Deal resolution to the Senate floor for debate and a final vote. Forty-two Democratic senators and one Independent, including all of the resolution’s Senate co-sponsors, voted “present” on the motion to proceed. All 53 Republicans, three Democrats and one Independent voted against it.
  • News Media Go Along with Greenpeace’s Attempt to Pretend Patrick Moore Not a Founder

    March 22, 2019
    For years Greenpeace has pretended that Patrick Moore was not one of the original co-founders of the radical environmental pressure group. More recently, a number of media outlets, including CNN, BBC, Yahoo News, Newsweek, Esquire, Huffington Post, Eco-watch, and Electrek, have fallen in line with Greenpeace’s duplicity.  On March 12th, Moore’s opposition to global warming alarmism was tweeted by President Trump.
  • Senate Democratic Sponsors of Green New Deal Heroically Plan to Vote 'Present'

    March 22, 2019
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has scheduled a floor vote on the Green New Deal resolution for the week of March 24th. Democrats were caught off guard when Senator McConnell said in February that he wanted to have a vote on the resolution and have been trying to figure out what to do ever since. It appears that they have now settled on a strategy: they or nearly all of them will vote “present.”
  • Ignorance Is Strength, Dissent Is Stalinist

    March 21, 2019
    In an op-ed published yesterday in the UK Guardian, Michael Mann and Bob Ward warn Americans not to be “fooled by the Stalinist tactics being used by the White House to try to discredit the findings of mainstream climate science.”
  • Washington Post's Climate Alarmism Reaches the Sports Page

    March 15, 2019
    The news and opinion pages of the Washington Post have for years been filled with climate alarmism, but now it is spreading to the sports page. The top story in last Sunday’s sports section had nothing to do with the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Maryland Terrapins, Georgetown Hoyas, or any other local team. 
  • Defense Establishment Blasts Proposal for Trump Climate Review

    March 8, 2019
    In a letter released earlier this week, 58 “former national security leaders” urge President Trump not to approve the formation of a panel to review the evidence that climate change is a national security threat.  The signatories include former Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.
  • Three Reasons Kigali Amendment Favors China over America

    March 5, 2019
    Beginning in the 1970s, many policymakers became concerned that the refrigerants used in most air conditioners and refrigerators were leaking into the air and depleting the Earth’s ozone layer. This led to the negotiation and signing of the Montreal Protocol, a 1987 United Nations treaty phasing out the use of these chemicals.
  • McCarthy Picks Republicans for Select Committee on Climate Crisis

    March 1, 2019
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on February 28th announced the names of the Republicans he has chosen to serve on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The ranking Republican will be Representative Garret Graves of Louisiana, who, according to Politico, “acknowledges the reality of climate change and has confronted sea level rise affecting his own state.”

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