Marc Morano is the executive editor of Climate Depot and former climate researcher and communications director for the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee. He is involved in the AllPainNoGain petition effort.

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July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Fox News Channel's admittedly one-sided special on "global warming" is receiving praise from two prominent liberal environmentalists.The hour-long special report, titled "The Heat Is On: The Case of Global Warming," is set to air Sunday night at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST, and it will feature a disclaimer warning viewers that only one side of the scientific debate is represented on the show.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Recent U.S. Senate hearings into alleged global warming, chaired by Arizona Republican John McCain, were among the "most biased" that a noted climatologist has ever seen - "much less balanced than anything I saw in the Clinton administration," he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An alternative fuel source once considered more Earth-friendly than petroleum is now being derided by some environmentalists and farming experts for allegedly hastening the destruction of the world's rainforests. Bio-fuels, fuel made from corn, sugar cane or vegetable oil, can be used to power up everything from sport utility vehicles (SUVs) to diesel engines. Yet in spite of its reputation as a viable alternative to petroleum, this alternative fuel has prompted some environmental groups to point to the potential for environmental damage.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Science Magazine essay claiming there is a "scientific consensus" about human-caused "global warming" was ridiculed Monday by a British scientist, who compared such a "consensus" to the near-unanimous elections that existed in the old Soviet Union.On Monday, Benny Peiser, a United Kingdom social anthropologist, called the Dec. 3 essay, "The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change," a "disturbing" study.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. delegation attending the 11th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference this week in Montreal is being labeled the "only real problem" at the conference by liberal environmental groups.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
Buenos Aires, Argentina (CNSNews.com) - The United Nations climate change conference here is being panned as a "conference about nothing" by a free market advocate."The Kyoto Protocol is a treaty about nothing. It's the Seinfeld (TV sitcom) conference," declared Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the free market environmental group Competitive Enterprise Institute. Horner was referring to the former NBC sitcom that billed itself as a show about nothing.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
Montreal (CNSNews.com) - A founding member of Greenpeace, who left the organization because he viewed it as too radical, praised the United States for refusing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. "At least the [United] States is honest. [The U.S.] said, 'No we are not going to sign that thing (Kyoto) because we can't do that,'" said Patrick Moore, who is attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Montreal.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - According to several new studies on mercury levels in the United States, any reduction of such emissions at American power plants would have minimal impact since the factories currently produce less than 1 percent of the total mercury that ends up in our air, land and water.The studies by the Center for Science and Public Policy (CSPP) also reveal that the mercury emissions from Yellowstone National Park and other natural sources dwarf the amount coming from the 1,100 coal-fired power plants in the U.S.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
Montreal (CNSNews.com) - An Arctic Inuit representative said the lower 48 states have a mild climate, and therefore Americans should have no problem turning down their thermostats in the winter to stop Arctic ice from melting."I don't know what [Americans are] doing to create all of this [greenhouse] gas emissions," said Meeka Mike of the Inuit Tapirit Kanatami, the national organization representing the Inuit peoples of Canada at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Montreal.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After years of debate, the Kyoto Protocol -- an international treaty aiming to drastically reduce the world's fossil fuel emissions -- takes effect Wednesday, but without U.S. participation. Liberal members of Congress and most environmentalists are chastising the Bush administration for its "irresponsible" decision to remain on the sidelines, but those advocating a free market approach to climate issues insist the president did the right thing on a "huge moral issue."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has apparently broken ranks with some of her fellow anti-war demonstrators by refusing to protest outside U.S. military hospitals. Although Sheehan last year personally participated in a protest outside the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., she is now urging her fellow activists to "leave our soldiers out of our protests."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's 1971 testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reveals that the then anti-war activist admitted to writing many of the battle reports during his four months of combat in Vietnam.Kerry told the committee on April 22, 1971, "...I can recall often sending in the spot reports which we made after each mission..." Kerry also said that many in the military had "a tendency to report what they want to report and see what they want to see."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The teenager who went on a shooting rampage at a Minnesota high school Monday, killing ten people including himself, apparently had links to a neo-Nazi website that promotes environmental extremism and eco-terrorism. Despite those connections, don't expect the establishment media to make it an issue, said a spokesman for a free market think tank.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - U.S. Rep. Major Owens, a New York Democrat, warned a crowd of feminist protesters that the Bush administration is taking America "into a snake pit of fascism." Owens also said the Bush administration "spits on democracy" and is leading the country down a path reminiscent of "Nazi Germany." Owens made his remarks in New York City's Central Park at a National Organization for Women rally on Wednesday night.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new MTV series features Hollywood celebrities praising the developing world's primitive lifestyles as earth-friendly -- despite those poor nations' high infant mortality rates and short life expectancies.The eco-tourism show, called "Trippin'," premiered on March 28 and was heavily promoted in the runup to Earth Day. The show encourages environmental awareness and lauds traditional tribal lifestyles, which lack running water, electricity and other basic infrastructure.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - A featured performer at a National Organization for Women rally accused President Bush of having "savagely raped " women "over and over" by allegedly stealing the 2000 presidential election.Poet Molly Birnbaum read aloud to a crowd of feminists gathered in New York's Central Park on Wednesday night, as part of a NOW event dubbed "Code Red: Stop the Bush Agenda Rally."
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Seventy years of legal precedent and the constitutional basis for many American liberties will be undone if conservatives form a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to the leader of a liberal group who addressed the Take Back America conference Thursday in Washington, D.C.Ralph Neas, president and CEO of People for the American Way, directed his attack at conservative justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia, whom Neas charged possess a "dramatically dangerous reactionary point of view" when it comes to legal matters.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - On the final day of the Republican National Convention, protesters gathered where the World Trade Center once stood to allege a massive government conspiracy and cover-up regarding the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.The protest, which was part of the official "counter convention calendar" of events, alleged that the U.S. government needed an excuse to seize power in America, and it either allowed the terror attacks to happen or was actively involved in them.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Republican Party's electoral dominance of the South is due to its willingness to employ "racial politics," according to a University of Maryland professor who also referred to the region as the "Old Confederacy," during remarks Friday at the liberal Take Back America conference in Washington, D.C.Gar Alperovitz, said the Republican Party represents "the dark side," and has been able to exploit southern states because "a radical shift has occurred in racial politics, a radical shift.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - A coalition of former Vietnam prisoners of war gathered in Washington on Thursday to denounce John Kerry's anti-war activism, which, they said, labeled an entire generation of veterans as "atrocity-committing monsters." A new documentary called "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," featurs POWs explaining how Kerry's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in April 1971 was used against them in interrogations by North Vietnamese communists.