Al Gore might have a pending appointment with the po-po for the growing chakraquiddick scandal, the hills are alive with the sound of painting and global warming Armageddon is delayed again until the weather cooperates with some bad computer models.
It’s Canada Day today, so we’ll celebrate with an all-Canadian hottie.
Part One: Al Gore & Friends
Al Gore’s problems with an inconvenient masseuse are getting worse as the story continues to gather momentum. Portland police have re-opened the investigation into what happened in that hotel room. Meanwhile, lefties and ecotards have been rushing to defend the Goreacle in a shameful display of blaming the victim. As for the masseuse, she has revealed her identity, is standing by her accusations and according to the Washington Examiner is ‘very credible‘. None of that is good news for the ex Veep, who appeared in San Diego, but typically ducked the press:
10News cameras were ushered out of the Convention Center by members of Gore’s camp prior to his speech…
…Gore left the Convention Center without taking questions from the media.
Say Al, isn’t that kinda like that censorship thing you were complaining about two weeks ago:
This behavior is completely unacceptable. Access by reporters should be as unfettered as possible.
Steve Milloy has a look at Al’s character, it isn’t pretty:
Gore claimed to invent the Internet, claimed to be the basis of “Love Story,” uses 20 times as much electricity as the average American while urging the rest of us to cut back, made a bundle off scaring people about the climate, blamed the tobacco companies for his sister’s death from smoking even though his family raised and sold tobacco, sat by while an innocent man was prosecuted for his own negligence, and now, at the very least seems to have betrayed his wife and possibly committed a violent sexual assault.
What part of Al Gore’s character is not simply creepy?
What does the spiritual leader of the climate cult have to say about all this? Nothing, of course, he’s too busy doing slideshow training. Presumably the topic is global warming, not how to get your freak on and release your second chakra. We hope.
Part Two: Scaremongers
The EPA, those scary smart folks who think that CO2 is a ‘pollutant’ have identified a new environmental hazard – milk. No, really – that was pollution you poured all over your cornflakes this morning.
The fallout from the PNAS blacklist of skeptical scientists is still rumbling on, as left-leaning magazines and even warmists condemn the list. Donna Laframboise digs a little into the background of the list author and discovers that he is a student. It sort of explains a lot, if you think about it.
Australia has a new prime minister, who is desperately trying to throw her prior support for the ETS into the memory hole.
Michael ‘Stick’ Mann is regretting that his hocus-pocus hockey stick chart became a ‘central icon’ in the global warming debate. The results of Penn State’s investigation will be released later today.
Finally a poll that shows the public does want action on global warming. Might want to consider the veracity of the source though.
Eco-terror group the Sea Shepherds get a pidgin take down from our Sydney correspondent.
A warmist weather man explains to his skeptical friends to shut the hell up.
Good news for electric car drivers, there will soon be 5000 charging stations available. Given that the US has about 3.8 million miles of public roads, that’s one station every 7600 miles. Good luck getting to one with the 40 mile range of the Chevy Volt.
Painting mountains white, to save the planet. Surely this is a sign that warmists are all crazy.
Pennsylvania politicos demand that the coal-producing state buy more power from ‘clean’ sources.
Congress thinks mankind will become extinct in 50 years. Luckily, many of the current membership will find their own jobs become extinct this coming November.
Not all scientists are crazy enough to think painting mountains can cure Gaia’s fevah. Some are hoping to build an island out of discarded plastic.
Emo-Joe Romm, never knowingly consistent, decides that weather is climate after all.
Formula One, a sport that features global flights and cars that average 4 miles per gallon, is going green. Feel free to point and laugh, I know I did.
Hippies really hate when you try to have good time. Now iPuritans want to ban fireworks:
fireworks shows spray out a toxic concoction that rains down quietly into lakes, rivers and bays throughout the country,” wrote the Mother Nature Network’s Russell McLendon on June 30. “Many of the chemicals in fireworks are also persistent in the environment, meaning they stubbornly sit there instead of breaking down.”
Meet the new deniers. Now photosynthesis is denied by hippies determined to prove that a trace gas is going to kill us.
Why do climate scientists lie and exaggerate? It’s the funding, stupid.
Part Three: Inconvenient Truths
Manufacturing gases just to destroy them again and make a fortune ‘carbon-trading’. You know it makes sense, if you’re a hippie:
Thus, concludes Le Monde, we see the absurd situation in which one “device” of the UN – the Kyoto Protocol – encourages the production of a gas, while another “device” of the UN – the Montreal Protocol – seeks its eradication.
Remember how the ‘science is settled’ and that the ‘consensus’ meant that global warming wasn’t just a green wet dream? turns out that as far as research on the Sun goes, that IPCC consensus was just one person. But she did agree with her own paper, so I guess that’s something, right?
ABC discovers the urban heat island effect.
Wind power, well known for being deadly bird shredders, also kills people:
To project changes in workplace safety from switching to wind from coal, it is necessary to know the mortality rate per megawatt-hour. The low number of total deaths in the wind-power industry is undermined by the very low amount of power generated by wind. Adjusting for power production yields a surprising result. On a million-megawatt-hour basis, the wind-energy industry has averaged 0.0220 deaths compared with 0.0147 for coal over the years 2003-2008. Even adding coal’s share of fatalities in the power-generation industry, which brings the rate up to 0.0164, still leaves wind power with a 34 percent higher mortality rate. For the record, the workplace fatality rate for wind also exceeds that for oil and gas on an equivalent-energy basis.
Exposing the methodology of those that want to undermine skeptics by calling them denialists and linking them with crazies.
This counts as green on green as eco-groups sue the feds big wind project for wrecking views, killing wildlife and being generally, well, crap.
Perspective on the gulf oil spill. The total oil in the Gulf is about as much oil as Americans burn in under 4 hours. Not that it isn’t terrible news.
Stupid pinyon trees.
Carbon sequestration isn’t really a very good option as it will need to be buried for tens of thousands of years to do any ‘good’.
A Pew Research Center poll done last October showed that Americans who believe there’s “solid evidence the earth is warming” had dropped from 71 percent in 2008 to 57 percent. Also, a Gallup poll this March showed that the percentage of Americans who feel the seriousness of global warming is being exaggerated had jumped from 31, in 2008, to 48.
Poll results like those have Senator Inhofe feeling, not only validated, but vindicated.
Global warming Armageddon is the only planet-killing crisis in the history of mankind that can be made to wait while budget shortfalls are addressed. Either that or it really isn’t a crisis at all. Wait, what?
A scientist is mad that global warmists skewed the data to fit the agenda. Well, yeah.
Better start working overtime, every family will pay $5600 to meet the Hopenchangen targets.
UK government cuts will affect green jobs.
Is global warming science hard, or are global warming scientists not the brightest light bulbs? I know, lets triple the research budget and find out:
But one sobering finding of the study is that the experts foresee only modest progress in coming years in reducing the level of uncertainty in their predictions, given the sheer difficulty of forecasting a system as complex as the earth’s climate. The authors of the new paper asked the 14 experts how much difference it would make if governments tripled the research funds devoted to climate change.
The answer, not much.
Hippies love a moving target. Global destruction has now been delayed another 190 years. Morano points to the vacuous targets we’ve been fed by warmists:
Months: Prince Charles claimed a 96-month tipping point in July 2009
Face it, they’re making this up as they go.
Uh-oh, the Sun, it’s going backwards. Or something.
The pesky medieval warming period, not just a northern hemisphere event after all.
Green shopping bags will kill you. Good news, the hippies will go first.
Hotels use greenwashing guilt to avoid doing your laundry. It won’t be long before they offer an ultimate green package and refuse to change the sheets between guests. Hippies, of course will love this.
The conveyor belt is broken, and with it goes a lot of assumptions plugged into climate models:
“As the study of the modern ocean’s role in climate continues apace, the conveyor-belt model no longer serves the community well— not because it is a gross oversimplification but because it ignores crucial structure and mechanics of the ocean’s intricate global overturning.”…..”I repeat my earlier assertion: if the conveyor belt model is wrong then none of the IPCC’s model results can be taken seriously.”"
Much maligned air travel reflects sunlight, saves planet. Wait, what?
Part Four: AGW in the News
President Obama promised to weatherize one million homes. He hasn’t even come close.
A solar light bulb? I they’re serious.
Australia’s old prime minister, Kevin someone is already forgotten and greens turn out to be the big losers of the political shake-up.
Meanwhile, Aussie brushfires are killing the planet. Bad Aussie brushfires.
Toyota has launched a new hybrid car, the Auris will be built in Britain for some reason.
Ontario continues its lurch into a scary place to live as the police visit wind power protesters, before they’ve even protested. Maybe its another made-up law, you know, for our ‘own good’. At least the G20 leaders dropped the clean energy nonsense.
It’s the Sun, stupid.
“There is no good news with climate change,” said Doug Dwoyer, a former NASA manager.
Some one’s looking for funding, methinks.
The UK’s much vaunted renewable energy programs failed badly and produced 7.5% less power than expected because of the weather. Who knew that energy generated from the weather could be affected by it? It means that UK consumers didn’t get a great return on their £84 green stealth tax.
New Zealand has a $5 billion liability for missing Kyoto targets. Ouch.
A small island off the west coast of Scotland has Eigg on its face after its green revolution failed.
Part Five: Global Hottie
It’s Canada Day, so we’ll have a Canadian hottie. Elisha Cuthbert has been a hottie before, for a couple of reasons. Here she is again.
Thanks for reading.