Today’s laugh-out-loud moment about the hardcore Greens.
Prime comedy. Prime. This guy apparently thinks that the Greens would be swayed by this argument: …people in developing countries have much more important things to worry about–such as earning a living and getting ahead. Fighting climate change ranks low on the list of Third World priorities. The sprawling slums of Mumbai need more energy, not less; they want better roads, not fewer. More economic | Read More »
Phrase of the day: ‘Climategate Denier.’
As per Simon Scowl of Deceiver.com, who uses it with malice aforethought against Cubslayer Gore. The context: Gore claimed that the Climategate emails were ten years old, and the CNN guy called him on it right away, and Gore… said nothing further about it. Simon Scowl: His financial and psychological investment in this crap is way too deep for him to acknowledge such, ahem, inconvenient | Read More »
The non-AGW non-snows of Kilimanjaro.
Oops. Professor Sinninghe Damste’s research, as discussed on the site of the Dutch Organization of Scientific Research (DOSR) — a governmental body — shows that the icecap of Kilimanjaro was not the result of cold air but of large amounts of precipitation which fell at the beginning of the Holocene period, about 11,000 years ago. The melting and freezing of moisture on top of Kilimanjaro | Read More »
Scenes from the Inquisition: heretic Nathan Myhrvold speaks.
(H/T: Instapundit) Get a cup of coffee, because you’re going to enjoy reading this. Political movements always have extremists — bitterly partisan true believers who attack anybody they feel threatens their movement. I’m sure you know the type, because his main talent is making himself heard. He doesn’t bother with making thoughtful arguments; instead, his technique is about shrill attacks in all directions, throwing a | Read More »
Hope and Change: Obama administration kills Kyoto treaty.
Fair’s fair: if the previous administration had to take the heat for refusing to flush the American economy down the toilet for the sake of that nonsensical treaty, then so can this one. This one goes out to every voter whose primary motivation for voting Democratic was climate change: The United States never ratified the agreement because it doesn’t require any action from the developing | Read More »
The Democratic Party’s War on Science.
No, that’s not an ironic title, as anybody who deals with either the anti-vaccination or the anti-nuclear power crowd* for any length of time will readily enough attest. Ronald Bailey of Reason (H/T: Instapundit) is busy beating his head against the wall over the smug, self-congratulatory rhetoric of James Speth (from the latter group): Bailey had to read Speth’s book, and noted that Speth was | Read More »
Did you enjoy Earth Day?
Really? I think that was rather rude of you, considering that it’s 34 years too late to save the planet, or maybe 24/9, and the planet’s no longer suitable for human habitation, and the pollution’s long since killed us all, and of course the eight billion people that died of hunger for the last four decades, thanks to all the famines, and mass starvation, and | Read More »