The Obama administration has designated 9.6 million acres in Washington, Oregon, and California for the Spotted Owl, nearly doubling its protected habitat and greatly increasing the economic havoc associated with the "endangered" listing. As usual, the designation is based, not on science and proper constitutional powers, but purely politics.
Thousands of delegates representing almost 200 governments and dictatorships are gathering in Doha, Qatar, in a desperate bid to keep climate change alarmism alive long enough to create a United Nations-run planetary carbon regime. However, as the climate hysteria continues its march toward irrelevance following the spectacular implosion of UN global warming theories and multiple scandals in recent years, delegates at this year’s Conference of the Parties (COP18) know they are in a race against time.
Among the highest priorities of climate alarmists and UN types is the extension of a deeply controversial 1997 treaty known as the Kyoto Protocol, which expires at the end of the year.
Is the work of the American oil industry the moral equivalent of South African apartheid? Will coffee beans cease to exist before the end of this century? The most recent shrill outbursts from the environmental left offer the latest evidence for global warming; the silly season for news is extended later and later into the fall.
Controversial "hockey stick" climate-change scientist Michael Mann is suing global-warming skeptics for defamation by comparing him to Jerry Sandusky, while earning their ridicule with false claims of having received the Nobel Peace Prize.