Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Sept. 29th 2011

The round-up returns this week and finds nine Nobels nobbled, a handy guide to talking to the tea party about climate and victory for the denier industrial complex, or something.

All this and a seasonal hottie too. Because you’re worth it.

Part One: Hippie of the Week

This week’s HOTW honor goes to not one person, but nine. Or eight people and a Buddhist alpaca. Mairead Maguire, Betty Williams, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Dalai Lama, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, José Ramos-Horta, Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi are all Nobel laureates and signatories to an open letter to President Obama opposing the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the US:

We–a group of Nobel Peace Laureates–are writing today to ask you to do the right thing for our environment and reject the proposal to build the Keystone XL, a 1700-mile pipeline that would stretch from Canada’s Alberta tar sands to the Texas Gulf Coast.

The letter was released on the website of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, an organization that describes itself thus:

Only 12 women in its more than 100 year history have been recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize is a great honor, but it is also a great responsibility. It is this sense of responsibility that compelled us to create the Nobel Women’s Initiative to help strengthen work being done in support of women’s rights around the world – work often carried out in the shadows with little recognition.

It doesn’t seem to have occurred to the Nine Nobels that  if they successfully stop Keystone XL,the main beneficiaries will be Saudi Arabia and other thugocracies where women are denied even the most basic rights. Sorry about your luck, Saudi chicks, but denying America affordable energy is more important to these nine Nobels than your human rights.

The National Post has a more detailed look at the Nobels on the list, and it is unflattering.

Part Two: Warmists & Alarmists

Al Gore might have expected plaudits in the wake of his 24 hours of reality traveling roadshow. Instead, he’s the topic of much discomfort among warmists, who see the Goreacle as a problem, not a solution:

Al Gore is a hugely polarising figure, particularly in his homeland. Whatever he does or says in this arena – no matter how cogent or sensible – will attract scorn and derision from those that just can’t see past the man. And that is a huge problem for those who still want to see the world urgently address, as Gore says, the reality of climate change.

Toss another prophet on the barbie and pass the popcorn, watching the greens eat themselves promises to be fun.

More green jobs! The EPA needs to hire 230,000 new regulators to oversee its new rules. In China, three new red tape factories have opened in anticipation of increased demand.

In the UK, principles are for suckers. A Tory MP who called giant bird shredders ‘monstrosities’ seems oddly okay with them when they can earn him some dough.

Louise Gray, the Telegraph’s alarmist press-release recycler pens a piece about global warming exaggerations with no mention of her role in peddling the doom.

The CIA has a Center on Climate Change and National Security, but you can’t know what it does. Or, you can, but then they’d have to kill you. If you wait a few weeks, Wikileaks will release documents and reveal the names and locations of undercover polar bears.

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