"A warmer atmosphere has more energy, contributing to heat waves, tornadoes and other extremes. Even heavy blizzards come from an atmosphere packed with extra moisture by global warming. Years like 2011 may be the new normal." -meteorologist Jeff Masters of Weather Underground
I find it curious that news reports have emerged that a Chinese solar outfit, Jinko, had a chemical leak that has been given attention by the MSM. This is interesting because these environmental degradations go on unreported all the time in China. I get the strong sense that green energy in general is under attack by certain special interests. Meanwhile the beat goes on the real story, global warming. Regardless of what you consider the cause (despite the circular thinking, there should be no doubt ) a one degree boast in global temperature has major ramifications. For the US, the big story will be permanent drought in the West. The odds of a Cat 5 hurricane grows proportionally. Prepare for "strange" high risk weather.
CEI has received millions of dollars from Exxon Mobil. The article relied on allegations from CEI’s Horner. According to reports compiled by Greenpeace, Exxon Mobil Corp. and its foundation donated more than $2 million to CEI from 1998 through 2005.CEI has received more than $600,000 from Koch family foundations. According to data compiled by Media Matters Action Network, from 1986 through 2004, CEI received $666,420 from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation, and David H. Koch Charitable Foundation and Personal Philanthropy. Charles and David Koch reportedly each own 42 percent of Koch Industries, whose subsidiaries “have been in the petroleum business since 1940″ and “engage in petroleum refining, chemicals and base oil production, crude oil supply, and wholesale marketing of fuels, base oils, petrochemicals, asphalt and other products.” The president of the Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation is Richard Fink, who is also president of the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation. Fink is “an executive vice president and member of the board of directors of Koch Industries, Inc., where he leads the legal, government, community relations and communication capabilities for Koch Industries,” according to his bio on the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation’s