Physicist Christopher Keating’s challenge to climate skeptics goes viral
Think you can prove that man-made climate change is a flat-out lie fabricated by the green Left? Well, you may just be in luck. Christopher Keating, a Texas-based physicist who has taught at the University of South Dakota and the US Naval Academy, will pay $30,000 to the first person who can prove, using the scientific method, that man-made global climate change is a farce.
Keating set up this unusual competition out of sheer outrage that climate… more
by: Zoe Loftus-Farren
Brazil Spends Billions on “Green” World Cup, But Does Little to Protect Environmentalists – July 8, 2014
South American nation holds the dubious distinction of having the highest number of murders of environmental activists
I wouldn’t call myself an avid soccer fan, but I’ve certainly been seduced by the World Cup (not to mention Tim Howard’s beard). As a result, I’ve been disturbed by reports about the environmental toll of the world’s most popular sporting event. I’ve also been struck by the fact that Brazil is today the most dangerous place in the world to be an environmental activist. By the end of Sunday’s final match, an estimated 3.7 million people will have flocked to Brazil to support their home teams. And if statistics hold true, at least two Brazilian environmental activists will have been murdered over the course of the tournament.
by: Zoe Loftus-Farren
Louisiana Levee Authority’s Suit Against Oil & Gas Companies Survives Move to Kill It – June 20, 2014
Governor Bobby Jindal’s effort to quash the environmental damages claim might backfire
A New Orleans area regional levee board voted yesterday to continue pursing an environmental damages lawsuit against 97 (yes, 97!) oil, gas, and pipeline companies. The vote — which came almost two weeks after Governor Bobby Jindal signed off on a bill that strips the levee board of the power to file such lawsuits — was a boon to environmentalists and a bust for opponents, who had hoped the board would dismiss the lawsuit and end its contentious yearlong battle with the Louisiana governor.
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