Global warming

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    AOC blames immigration woes on global warming

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller highlights the latest odd pronouncement from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said climate change was a “major factor” behind the wave of migrants making their way to the U.S. southern border. “The far-right loves to drum up…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2019
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    Secretary of state pans impact of Paris climate agreement

    Mairead McArdle reports for National Review Online a new assessment of the high-profile Paris climate accord from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the Paris Climate Agreement signed by the Obama administration “didn’t change a thing” regarding the carbon emissions…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2019
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    Democrats who support the Green New Deal don’t want to vote on it

    John McCormack writes at National Review Online about Democrats’ mystifying approach to a Senate vote on the proposed Green New Deal. On Tuesday, all Senate Republicans and four Senate Democrats voted against the Green New Deal, a resolution sponsored by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Senator Ed…
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2019
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    Green New deal as ‘socialist con game’

    Frank Miele writes for Real Clear Politics that the proposed Green New Deal represents old left-of-center thinking. The allure of the Green New Deal can be summed up in three words: “other people’s money.” … … It is important to remember that only a handful of the proposals…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2019
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    A technical problem for the Green New Deal

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner details one of the chief obstacles facing the proposed Green New Deal. The Green New Deal would require an overhaul of the transmission lines that deliver wind and solar power, a major logistical obstacle to the progressive plan for radically revamping the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2019
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    A real solution if global warming is a problem

    Ronald Bailey explains at Reason’s “Hit and Run” blog why addressing climate change would not require a massive hit to the American economy. In his 1997 Reason article “Climate Control,” physicist and sci-fi grandee Gregory Benford observed, “If we treated global warming as a technical problem instead of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2019
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    Climate realists offer to debate AOC

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reports on an open invitation to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Skeptics of global warming “catastrophe” have an extended an offer for Green New Deal champion New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to come and debate them. Retired statistics professor Dr. Caleb Rossiter offered…
    Mitch Kokai, March 5, 2019
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    GOP reps take advantage of Democratic indifference on climate change

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a meeting that did more than any news conference or press release to demonstrate the urgency of addressing climate change. Congressional Republicans were able to put an end to a hearing on climate change organized by Democrats after only two…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019