Australia might be going the way of the Titanic, a climate skeptic wants to be President and you’ll never guess what fracking causes this week.
Part One: Hippie of the Week
This week, the HOTW is actually a bona fide hippie. It’s the second time that tenth-level maggot David Suzuki has appeared as hippie of the week, which surely must be one of the prouder moments in his career.
Suzuki wrote this week that science in Canada must be free from political interference.
The research was published in the prestigious journal Science, but Miller wasn’t allowed to speak to the media about it. The government’s Privy Council Office said this was to avoid “influencing” the ongoing federal inquiry into the Fraser sockeye decline.
It’s a wonder Suzuki has the nerve to even mention the salmon inquiry after his own Foundation’s fish decline claims were exposed as flat-wrong scaremongering when a bazillion salmon showed up the very next year. If the government had any sense, the expensive inquiry would have been canned, much like the tasty and numerous salmon.
Suzuki’s not really worried about political interference. What put the burr under his leathery saddle is this:
The government has also slashed funding for climate change research, jeopardizing our ability to assess risks to human health, infrastructure, and the environment. And in early August, it announced that more than 700 Environment Canada employees face the axe in the coming months. According to the Hill Times, the affected workers include “100 physical scientists, 19 meteorologists, 45 computer scientists, chemists, biologists and engineers”. Fisheries and Oceans Canada and National Research Council staff have also received layoff notices. The cuts seriously jeopardize the ability of government departments to provide effective leadership and public science when it’s needed more than ever.
It’s the money, stupid. You can mess with the climate, just don’t mess with the status quo of the climate ‘science’ money train. For any Canadians still under the impression that David Suzuki is the cuddly old fart who loves the planet, here’s a lovely story about how he treats a female environmentalist in a restaurant.
If you’re short on time, skip ahead to about 8 minutes in. David Suzuki has form when it comes to hurling insults. It’s all he has left after the junk science of global warming has been recognized for what it is. Krausse should be grateful he didn’t demand she be sent to jail.
Part Two: Warmists & Alarmists
This idea is so full of blog potential it hurts. Al Gore for President. No, really. President
Absent Obama has so disappointed hippies that there is open talk of drafting Gore. Al won’t go for it, there’s not enough green in the job.
My fellow blogger and all-around good bloke Simon, has had enough:
I am sick to death of being told what to do, what to buy and how to behave, by governments and environmental activists, in order to “save the planet.” We have such short memories that we forget how many times in the past we have heard about the impending death of our planet, only for it still to be here, healthier, wealthier and stronger. And then the next scare comes along…
What is it with Brits and rowing to the North Pole? The Old Pulteney rowers aren’t doing so well. Their support ship was trapped in sea ice (the same ice they believed had melted and drowned Tuvalu, or something) and on Facebook they’re not talking to skeptics.
Greens meet the unanticipated consequences of their actions, five years later.
Well-known auto manufacturing expert Barack Obama suggests that American automakers can’t make money on SUV’s and big trucks, because that’s not what people want. In fact what people don’t want is a President who would rather whine about bad luck than man up and do something useful about jobs and the economy. Note to the President, applying CAFE standards to cargo trucks is not something useful.
UK’s west country people are good folk. The Bayonet used to be one, he knows of what he talks. But there are exceptions. Ponder the wisdom of TransitionBath, a youth group who ‘greeted UK Youth Climate Change delegates with an 100% local meal – all ingredients sourced from within walking distance of Bath‘. It sounds perfectly buy local hippie stuff. But wait, why were they raising money? To “help our local delegate, Tom Youngman, reach his fundraising target to attend the conference in Durban, South Africa, this December.” How many wurzel carrots do you have to eat to offset a flight to South Africa** Video here, if you can stand nearly ten minutes of smirky, yuppie hippie youth self-satisfaction.
**Note the South Africa reference. You’ll thank me later.
Tim Flannery, the Aussie alarmist du jour, failed to get a dirt path named for him. Instead its to be called ‘Bushcarers Track’. Insert your own sordid interpretation of that here. Or, allow me:
Wait, what’s this? A whole new ‘gate’ – it’s Lizardgate time.
Oh noes, a huge iceberg is headed for Australia:
The mammoth chunk of ice, which measures 12 miles long and five miles wide, was spotted floating surprisingly close to the mainland by scientists at the Australian Antarctic Division (ADD).Known as B17B, it is currently drifting 1,000 miles from Australia’s west coast and is moving gradually north with the ocean current and prevailing wind.
an iceberg the size of B17B had not been seen so far north since the days when 19th century clipper ships plied the trade route between Britain and Australia.
Fortunately, the carbon taxes enacted by the emerging nation of Australia in the late 1800′s kept the deadly bergs at bay, until now.
Hippie survivalists can rest easy now a space-saving foldable canoe is available for the moment the seas overcome Greenwich Village.
A man who openly admits to having both ordered and be eagerly anticipating an electric vehicle makes up ten reasons he should feel superior to the people who will point and laugh at him when his eco-chariot arrives.
Weepy Bill McKibben is planning some civil disobedience in Washington. He aims to make his protest a watershed moment for the President. Bill should have checked a calendar, Obama’s in Martha’s Vineyard when the protest goes off. Hippies and details, like oil and water.
Donna cancels her Economist subscription, something I did long ago, and for the same reason.
Fracking doesn’t affect water supply, but it might give you the clap. No, really, that’s how desperate hippies are to stop you from enjoying affordable, abundant energy. And hot, dirty sex with a pro.
Good news, you too can become a Concerned Scientist. No science required, just a credit card. Credit before credibility, or something.
The Grist meme of blaming Conservative White Men for climate skepticism has caught on in Oz. Be sure not to mention that pretty much all climate scientists are Liberal White Men, I’m pretty sure that’s racist.
Part Three: Inconvenient Truths
If warmists were not afraid that there cozy little scam was falling apart before this week, they are now. Texas Governor Rick Perry entered the Republican competition as a candidate for the Presidential nomination, and he’s openly skeptical of global warming:
“I do believe that the issue of global warming has been politicized,” Perry answered. “I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects. I think we’re seeing it almost weekly or even daily, scientists who are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change. Yes, our climates change. They’ve been changing ever since the earth was formed.”
Words to warm a skeptic’s heart, and to freeze the blood of a warmist. That Perry (and others) can challenge the global warming agenda and not be harassed into lonely exile in the Texan desert is a sign of how weak the global warming camp is today. But what really, really terrifies them is that he’s only channeling what 69% of Americans already think. He’s going to win votes by challenging the climate scam, and if he should win the nomination and the election next year, it’s game over for hippies.
President Obama went to Michigan to celebrate the green jobs he created there. Each job only cost $2 million, which in Government math is a good deal. Obama did not visit the now-defunct ‘green’ coach manufacturer a few miles up the road. Fisher Coachworks was another firm supposed to be part of the green future, but failed. Obama should encourage Americans to buy more American buses. Oh, wait, nevermind.
Wind energy had a tough week. Bird kills, failure to work in hot and cold weather, a waste of money and ruining views and lives. All the dirty laundry out in one week, and then Fox noticed the double standards in rare bird kills (video at link).
Swiss industry decided it didn’t need no big government telling it how to manage CO2 emissions, a notion that horrified Greenpeace.
Hockey sticks are not good science, unless the hockey stick is showing bad science, that is:
Want more inconvenient charts? Powerline has all the graphic violence against global warming you can stand, and more.
The only certainty in global warming predictions is that they are wrong. Proof, meet pudding.
Oh noes, who knew that as soon as consumer choice was mandated away that prices would increase for CFL’s?
The midget genius running Ontario, Dalton McGuinty, renegotiated his super-secret sweetheart green energy deal with Samsung, and promptly ran into a World Trade Organization complaint. The good news is that Captain Hapless will be unemployed October 7th.
Why didn’t Jim Hansen, Al Gore and friends warn us that global warming would be so darned cold?
Climate models exaggerate global warming? It’s all in a new paper by Lindzen and Choi. Rumors that new papers by Lindzen and Choi correlate closely with exploded hippie minds were unconfirmed at time of publication.
The BBC doesn’t understand that not everyone enjoys being told what to do by government. After all, the BBC is sustained by a government, so what’s not to love? You can feel the sneer as the Beeb ponders Australia’s Convoy of No Confidence:
In recent times, these protests have come to be judged not so much by their size as by their placards and slogans. On Tuesday, they ranged from the polite to the profane, the humorous to the hateful. Julia Gillard was the target of much of the spitefulness.
When is data not data? When it comes from a model, that’s when.
Corn farmers look around them and wonder why no-one loves ethanol any more:
“Ten years ago this was the greatest thing since apple pie – ethanol. A lot of farmers invested in this, and a lot of farmers invested in ethanol plants. Everybody wanted it. Our country wanted it. It was a renewable resource,” said Schipper. “And now that we have got all of this money tied up in this, it’s kind of turned on us.”
What people turned against is a subsidized fuel that caused a humanitarian disaster for no good reason than to make hippies feel good about driving gas-powered cars.
Jo Nova celebrates the reclamation of ‘skeptic’, now she’s going for ‘scientist’.
Part Four: Global Hottie
I know I mentioned South Africa, home of the free-range loveliness that is Charlize Theron. But did you know there are other species of hottie from the bottom part of Africa? Meet Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel, it’s her first time as a global hottie, so be nice.
Thanks for reading.