Q: What Do You Do With A Broken Hockey Stick?
The U.N.’s International Panel on Climate Change and Climate Change scientists have waaaay too much invested in Anthropogenic Global Warming to walk away from it based on mere data. Data, for example, that demonstrates that despite the dire warnings of steadily increasing temperatures, global temperatures are actually cooling, and have been for 10-12 years. In other words, the Hockey Stick is broken. (Temporary) Global Cooling | Read More »
The Five Questions Of Global Warming
Cap-and-Trade is just one of the many ways in which the federal government will try to be restricting the freedoms of individuals and businesses in the name of fighting global warming (now being conveniently called climate change). Environmentalism was once a fuzzy feel-good plank of the left, however in recent years many such as Thomas Friedman and Van Jones have realized the possibility of using broad | Read More »
Fed Planning to Usurp States using Eminent Domain with Stimulus
The veil has been lifted from the Democrats’ so-called ‘green’ agenda. It is nothing less than a sage costume hiding the naked thrust of their tyranny. Using the $800 billion taken from taxpayers through the stimulus package, Democrat leaders are pushing to override state laws and seize the private land of farmers to build transmission lines bringing energy owned by elite party contributors. Does everyone | Read More »
Tags: Al Gore
, cap and tax
, Carbon Credit
, Carbon Dioxide
, Climate Change
, eminent domain
, Frank Kratovil
, Global Warming
, Harry Reid
, John Coleman
, power grab
‘In 10 Years, It Will Be Warmer.’ Wanna Bet?
Scott Armstrong of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is co-author of a paper which was presented to the International Symposium on Forecasting in June. The conclusion: “The paper explained the need for simple methods and conservative forecasts in the face of uncertainty and complexity and pointed out that simple no-change benchmark forecasts are sufficiently accurate for policy decisions. In contrast, simple causal | Read More »
Does the Washington Post Think Obama’s a Sucker?
Is health care not going all that well for you, Mr. President? Maybe you ought to push the energy agenda – after all, there’s ‘broad support’ for that: Most Americans approve of the way President Obama is handling energy issues and support efforts by him and Democrats in Congress to overhaul energy policy — including the controversial cap-and-trade approach to limiting greenhouse gas emissions, according | Read More »
Did You Know You are Paying for THIS? [Update #2]
The United States Global Change Research Program. http://www.globalchange.GOV/ “The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Thirteen departments and agencies participate in the USGCRP, which was known as the U.S. Climate Change Science Program from 2002 through 2008. The program is steered by the Subcommittee on Global Change Research under the Committee on Environment and Natural | Read More »
Greenpeace Admits to Global Warming Propaganda
BBC journalist Stephen Sackur exposed the Arctic ice sheet melt mistruth peddled by the environmental group Greenpeace in an interview with its executive director Gerd Leipold. Incredibly when Leipold was pressed on the claim that the entire 1.6 million square kilometer (620,000 square mile) Greenland ice sheet would melt by 2030, he admitted that it was unfounded and the organization ’emotionalized’ issues to further its | Read More »
Climate Science: The Devil’s In the Details (Which Apparently No Longer Exist)
So there’s this Canadian fellow named Steve McIntyre, who works with an organization called Climate Audit. Climate Audit’s interest is not in debunking Global Warming. Rather, they audit the data in an effort to make sure the conclusions derived are unassailable. To that end, Steve contacted the Climactic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, the repository of the data that underlie the | Read More »
Senate Democrats: cap and trade should be delayed
Democrat Senators Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Ben Nelson of Nebraska say the Senate should abandon efforts to pass cap-and-trade this year. Cap-and-trade legislation will require 60 votes to pass the Senate. According to Bloomberg, at least 15 of the Senate’s 60 Democrats have said the House-passed version — the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade tax climate change legislation | Read More »
Gov. Crist Sidesteps to the Right on Global Warming, Cap ‘n’ Tax
Charlie Crist may be feeling the heat: Gov. Charlie Crist may cancel summit on climate change Under mounting criticism from fellow Republicans, Crist looks ready to cancel his climate-change summit and is backing away from advocating a “cap-and-trade” energy policy. At his well-publicized climate summit last summer, Crist pushed a number of energy plans to encourage renewable energy development and establish a cap-and-trade market that | Read More »
I Can’t Think of an Appropriate Title
At least not in polite company. They’re calling in the big guns. Policymakers, scientists and marketers should look at these factors to figure out what might prod people take action, the task force reported at the association’s annual convention in Toronto. […] Despite warnings from scientists that humans need to make changes now if they want to avoid the worst effects of climate change, “people | Read More »
Climate Change and the White Man’s Burdening.
(H/T: On Park Street) To sum up this Reason article on developing nations and climate change despair: The Chinese and the Indians have no intention of giving anything but lip service to the quaint religious beliefs of Western climate change fanatics. They have no incentive to, and a powerful incentive not to: they are poor, and they wish to stop being poor, and there is | Read More »
Clinton to India: “The US will never do anything that would limit India’s growth” But They’ll Damn Sure Do Something that Would Limit the United State’s Growth in the Future
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to India to talk climate change, more importantly she went to India to talk about lopsided policy on climate change. But the one way street isn’t being built by the developing nations in Asia, this construction plan broke ground in the United States by the Democrats. You see, Clinton wants India and the United States to quote, “join hands” | Read More »
Nutty Professors Question the Settled Science of Global Warming Climate Change
H/T Cooler Heads Digest, Competitive Enterprise Institute An article in the USA Today Science Fair blog highlights a study published online in Nature Geoscience. Researchers from Rice University, UC-Santa Cruz and the University of Hawaii at Manoa dare to challenge the State Religion scientific dogma (now there’s an oxymoron for you) that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere alone is sufficient to predict | Read More »
Why Not Cap & Trade Everything?
The general logic behind the cap & trade system (explained at great length in my previous post) is that we need x (green energy) but are using y (fossil fuels) because it is currently impossible to gain the same benefits from x at the same efficiency & price as y. Therefore, the free market has failed because it is not developing ways to use x | Read More »