Lindsay Graham changes his mind about global warming science, wind farms increase CO2 emissions, hippies unwitting unleashed a molepocalypse and electric cars cannot save the planet. It’s another busy week, handily rounded-up for you.
Part One: Al Gore & Friends
The Goreacle has been in the news again this week, but mostly because of his conjugal crisis rather than any ‘climate crisis’. It turns out that the perfect union of Tipper and Al wasn’t so perfect. She was prone to ‘jealous rages‘ and he was prone to porking the producer of An Inconvenient Truth. All of this is personal tragedy, nothing to do with global warming. Except that by divorcing Al and Tipper will double their carbon footprint. Some people stay together for the kids… can’t the Gore’s do it for Gaia?
It would be easy to point a finger and call Al a hypocrite, but that’s become his standard modus operandi. Without any trace of irony, the man who routinely excludes the press from his events chastised the media for ‘censoring’ news from the Gulf.
Al celebrated the swing in public support against offshore drilling and brags that it is the end of ‘drill baby drill’. One question, America still needs the oil, none of the alternative energies are anywhere near efficient or reliable enough… so where will the oil come from. My guess, the law of unintended consequences will see a rush back to drilling, but on land where the risks are much reduced and costs lowered. ANWR, anyone?
Hide the decline! The number of Climate project presentations slumps dramatically in only a year. Oddly, one lucky Welsh student will be indoctrinated trained by Al. Assuming the student wants to go home once his time with manbearpig is over, Gaia will be 1.5 tonnes of CO2 richer.
Part Two: AGW Scaremongers
Jolly Prince Chuckles, the future King of England, delivered a speech about population control, one of the warmist’s favorite dreams of preventing global catastrophe. The logic goes that there are too many people on the planet, specifically too many poor people who dream of middle class lifestyles enjoyed by the richer economies of the world. Population control advocates simply cannot abide the idea of poor brown people wanting cars (gasp) and appliances (shock), they would far rather they all die quietly.
Lindsay Graham, the mostly RINO Senator who did much to promote cap and bend over laws for the US, casually waves off the matter:
“The science about global warming has changed,” he noted, offhandedly. “I think they’ve oversold this stuff, quite frankly. I think they’ve been alarmist and the science is in question,” Graham told reporters. “The whole movement has taken a giant step backward.”
Good thing we didn’t spend $65 trillion on it then, right?
Warmists and ecotards always say that greening the economy (code for killing it) will create ‘green jobs’. Only now we do find out that the Obama administration actually has no idea what a green job is.
Last week saw the defeat of the Murkowski amendment, a last ditch attempt to wrest control of America’s economy from the EPA. But that didn’t stop warmist hippies from being upset that the vote was close.
An ex-warmer has written a book that shows clearly one of the greatest threats to the environment; environmentalists:
Ridley shows that the green movement poses a devastating threat to the environment, which throughout history has always benefited most from the very economic growth and progress, fueled by fossil energy, that the Greens are dedicated to ending.
Aussie hippies want to have products labeled with ‘carbon footprints’ so that consumers can feel adequately guilty about the products they purchase. The UK does this already to some extent, so of course the good sheeple of Australia want to follow suit.
Barbara Boxer, a US Senator from California who appears to be several sandwiches shy of the full picnic, suggested that ‘carbon pollution’ would cause wars. Damn that trace gas, is there nothing it won’t stop at?
He’s back! After a hacked blog and some downtime, uber-skeptic Gore Lied returns to the skeptic arena and wonders where his money from the cast right wing conspiracy is. He’s not the only one, the VRWC finance department is slow to pay.
Andrew Bolt skewers alarmist Tim Flannery, using terrifying Tim’s own words to show him up as a two-bit scaremonger. How dare Bolt use accurate quotes and remember inconvenient statements. Diabolical skeptic.
NASA is caught using something most of us would call awful math. Vectors are involved, which gives me an excuse for this:
Facts, schmacts. The White House ‘listens’ to scientists, twists what they said to fit a pre-arranged agenda and hides the truth with claims of ‘peer-review’ and ‘consensus’.
Russia has plans for polar bears. The plans might involve barbecues and a nice side salad. That popping sound you hear is PETA heads exploding.
The IPCC head, a railway engineer with a penchant for writing soft pr0n decides that the debate actually isn’t over and maybe skeptics have something to say after all. That popping sound you hear is Marc Morano’s head exploding.
A hippie rails against capitalism and exposes the watermelon agenda.
President Obama took time out of his busy golf schedule (video at link) to speak to the American people about the Gulf oil spill. Or, more accurately about all the new green laws he wants to pass on the back of the disaster, because it’s the Emmanual way.
Remember, weather isn’t climate. Unless it is convenient.
Oh noes, Emo-Joe Romm is disappointed with Obama. Surely a sign that the end times are almost upon us.
If the point is to convince the public that AGW is a “fact” as the general public understands the term–as in a thing that is indisputably true–this is nonsense on its face since the assertion made is based in the article on a “preponderance of the evidence.” A preponderance of the evidence might be described as a majority of the evidence (in law it means generally 50% +1), which means there is contrary data, and indeed, that the alleged “fact” might not be true. Here is a standard dictionary definition of the word “fact:”
Something demonstrated to exist or known to have existed: Genetic engineering is now a fact. That Chaucer was a real person is an undisputed fact.
Clearly, AGW is not a matter of certainty as are the existence of genetic engineering or the life of Chaucer. Thus, the public is not going to believe that AGW is a “fact,” and will correctly conclude that the word “fact” employed in association with AGW is entirely misleading.
Part Three: Inconvenient Truths
Hippies love the outdoors. What a pity that their gear is killing the planet.
Botanist David Bellamy, a man hated by hippies for daring to be a climate skeptic, joined a march against a wind farm. Giant bird shredders aren’t very good at much except wrecking views and killing birds, but they sure do generate cash. Oh, and inconveniently, wind farms increase CO2 emissions. Oops.
The UN is trying to position biodiversity as the replacement facade for imposing a Marxist agenda on the worlds major economies, but fortunately the game is up and their first report has been found to contain many errors.
Wharton business school doesn’t think much of global warming science.
Was the Iron Lady the first climate skeptic?
NOAA, the folks responsible for one of the datasets used in global warming models, suggests that collecting accurate data is not such a big deal.
Another unintended consequence of warmist hysteria, the zombie mole invasion. Okay, they’re not actually zombies, but it sounded better like that.
Mo’ nukes, mo’ nukes, mo’ nukes:
Things have not looked so good for nuclear power since the dawn of the Atomic Age. The public is more accepting of the potential role of nuclear power than at any time since the early 1970s
If you listen carefully, you can hear Joe Romm screaming as Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick receive an award for their work exposing flawed climate science.
That pesky Medieval Warming Period was warmer than today, a peer-reviewed study finds.
Science working as it’s supposed to. The dark matter theory is challenged and may be reviewed or scrapped.
The Lamborghini Murcielago is the least green car in the world. I figure if every reader of this week’s round up drops $75 into the tip-jar, I might be able to buy one. I’ll never get one if I wait for the VRWC to pay up, and BP looks dodgy for any future Big Oil bucks, so its up to you dear reader to put your humble correspondent in a Lambo. Or not, I don’t the color anyway.
The man who made GE great, Jack Welch, doesn’t approve of his once proud firm becoming a green subsidy whore.
Oh noes, CO2 doesn’t cause global warming. Wait, what?
Why do Democrats want Americans to be without oil?
Global warming killed 50% of the UK’s goldcrest population. Oh, wait… that was cold weather?
Rare earth minerals are running out as production of ‘green’ batteries and solar panels ramps up. Good to know that most of the world’s resources are in Brazil, China, Congo and Russia. Two commies and two basket cases hold all the cards for green tech. It’s perfect, if you think about it.
Part Four: AGW in the News
Junk science is hard to dump. Who knew?
Green cars you can believe in. Hydrogen is the best hope of replacing oil to power cars, and now a UK city is trying out the tech with 30 cars. Top Gear featured a hydrogen car last year:
The IPCC, fundamentally flawed, not that the media notices.
The famous consensus that the IPCC hyped as being a good reason to believe in AGW nonsense, turns out not to be thousands of scientists, but only a few dozen.
Reuters promotes the global warming hoax, but then they have money to make from your fear.
Here are some carbon offsets not even Al Gore could sell. Whale dung. Yeah, I know.
President Obama is in trouble when even Slate calls him part of the problem on climate.
The Federal Government loves solar power so much it charges twice the fees that private landowners demand.
Some ‘scientist’ at Cambridge suggests that the world will suffer a catastrophe in 2014. Global warming isn’t specifically mentioned so the disaster may just be a sequel to 2012, who knows?
Part Five: Global Hottie
The Daily Bayonet is taking a short vacation. To celebrate, this week’s hottie is a personal favorite, Reese Witherspoon.
Thanks for reading.