h/t to http://smalldeadanimals.com
Who needs oil anyway?
CartoonsbyJosh.com, above This is a few months old but I never got around to posting this, a humorous response to the latest – and possibly worst – United Nations IPCC Report and its vile threats. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/11/03/monday-mirthiness-josh-on-the-ipcc-ransom-note/
The climate change group is sounding increasingly desperate. There’s a reason for that and it has nothing to do with the environment. Ever so slightly, there’s a bit of light emerging on the AGW fraud, the lack of public interest in it, and the collapse of Big Green initiatives here and abroad. Really when you logically consider the history, economics and results of global warming, it sounds too stupid to be bought by many people. Of course, many of did, but many of us have awakened to the reality that the old problems of pollution have been largely dealt with in America but Big Green, politicians, various governments and certain businesses got used to the $$ to be made. Here’s some news:
Not just fixed-income limits but health issues. http://townhall.com/columnists/jimmartin/2014/10/02/new-report-seniors-bear-brunt-of-epa-regulations-n1899912/page/full In the winter of 2013, the elderly died in record numbers across a frigid Europe but evidently that’s not enough. Big Green has always touted overpopulation and a belief that the elderly need to die in order to save others. Overpopulation is one of the biggest Big Green lies but they can’t backtrack now. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11181803/Turn-your-thermostats-down-and-help-save-planet-elderly-told.html
Europe is generally fed up with their rush to “green” although there’s plenty of businesses and politicians eager to continue the money-making schemes, not to mention poor dummies like Prince Charles. BTW, the people making money are usually wealthy businessmen or landowners like Charles. http://www.thegwpf.com/germany-desperate-for-more-coal-power-to-keep-lights-on/
Socialism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory. That applies in spades to AGW, adherents cannot tolerate any dissent, even by respected researchers. I guess Al Gore and RFK Jr know more about science than a respected scientist. This guy fought back and won. http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/03/is-the-era-of-voodoo-science-over/#more-119172
One of the earliest projects I took on as a citizen activist was promoting the work of former UCLA professor, Dr. James Enstrom, an epidemiologist who challenged the voodoo science used by the California Air Resources Board to pass stiff, new air emission regulations.
Seth Meyers tried to trap Ted Cruz [R-Tx] but Cruz is way smarter than the tv comedian. Here’s what Meyers was obliquely referring to, and Cruz is correct: Satellite data is more accurate by far than climate computer models. Even climate changers acknowledge this, which is why they always make excuses for the models. http://mashable.com/2014/10/21/scientists-1960s-satellite-climate-data/
Yep ISIS wants to take us back to a primitive way of life w/o all those new-fangled fossil fuel-sucking conveniences and that’s where Big Green and enviros want to take us http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cbc-ideas-is-islam-the-green-religion-1.2810850
When the new president chose John Holdren as his science czar, you knew Obama was an ignorant political hack on the environment. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/11/obamas-settled-science.php
My local newspaper The Daily Insult, actually the Daily Independent, is your typical modern chain-owned liberal newspaper. It’s owned by a Canadian corporation and they’re especially insulting because they pretend they’re not liberal. Today they had two especially annoying articles that they plastered on the front page. You can always tell if an article helps Democrats or not: Is it prominently displayed? Is it downplayed or totally ignored? If displayed prominently, it helps Dems.
The first article is a front page article that also garnered multiple across-the-paper back page prominence and concerned yet another lawsuit by Appalachian Voices and presumably KFTC [Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, an uber liberal organization formed by a University of Chicago social worker who’s moved on to community organizing in Va] against a coal company. The voters of KY reelected coal-supporting Mitch McConnell but as Obama used to say, hey, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Of course, Obama also told the GOP that if you don’t like his policies then go win an election but he was obviously lying about that. Greenie organizations receive national and international money and training from lefty/green groups and foundations then join up with the EPA, often using taxpayer money, to sue fossil fuel companies or manufacturers and kill development and jobs, especially in Eastern Kentucky. They’re self-righteous about it all; personally I believe there’s an unspoken goal to turn most of Eastern KY into a big national park/forest and stop all mining, logging, development, etc and force us into cities, a la Agenda 21. I’m betting that after a while the US government will allow limited development and mining to the likes of George Soros, who would have snapped up bankrupt companies here for a song.
Hey, it’s not paranoia or conspiracy theory when you keep being right.
The paper also had front page articles about how helpful ObamaCare has been to Eastern Kentucky, singing up people left and right, and saving the newly insured so much money while creating some jobs. We can thank Dem Gov Steve Beshear, who I predict will enjoy a future in some Dem consulting/lobby firm. Too bad the newly registered are mostly Medicaid and the subsidies are paid by we taxpayers without any option on our part. No mention on how KY, like other states, will be forced to pay for all these new Medicaid enrollees in 2017. No word on the fact that Beshear will no longer be governor as of January, 2017 or that the state has experienced budget shortfalls since the 2008 recession or that we’re facing a disaster of baby boomer state employees retiring in a grossly-underfunded pension system. No explanation on why our health care system had to be destroyed or 15-20% of our national economy turned upside down just to enroll new people in a Medicaid program we already had or why the Dems lied about those of us already with insurance saving money and tax? what tax? you stupid voters.
Yeh, no word at all this week on the lies of the Obama administration on the ObamaCare bill or GruberGate. Sometimes what a newspaper doesn’t say is as important as what is does. Sins of omission. http://www.dailyindependent.com
Of course, it’s not just a local problem. There’s nothing unusual about fluctuating animal populations, including humans, but greenies used a temporary polar bear population drop to raise money and spread global warming panic. It’s not about the climate, it’s about money $$ and political power. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/11/19/newspapers-mislead-public-about-polar-bear-numbers/
Putting a phony green agenda before jobs and the economy is giving us a slow economy, fewer jobs, fewer full-time jobs, fewer well-paid jobs, a nation that can no longer get anything made or done, and a dwindling middle class. Welcome to Eastern Kentucky, Colorado, Utah and New England coastal towns! http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/11/13/gop-listing-of-grouse-as-threatened-endangers-private-property-rights-jobs/ and http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/12/noaa-puts-ban-on-cod-fishing-hurts-family-businesses-and-coastal-communities/?intcmp=trending
Might as well say it. Greenies want to stop reliable energy production, and with it manufacturing, in the United States but we have a higher standard of living than most of the world. Celebrity greenies like Barbra, Leo, George, the Kerrys and others have a very high standard of living. What about the poorer nations? Why do enviros fight a coal-fired plant in poorest Africa? Why do they fight genetically modified food that’s specifically made to grow in poor soil or droughts and has a higher protein content for hungry kids? There’s not a smidgen of credible evidence that GMO foods are harmful to health. In fact, former Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore admits the Big Green corporation made up the scare to raise money during a slow time, never suspecting it would become a cornerstone of the eco-movement.
Obama has forbidden US foreign aid $$ to be used on coal-fired power plants, hurting poor countries, especially Africa. http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/06/27/usa-climate-world-bank-coal-plants-idINDEE95Q00E20130627 World Bank plans to limit financing of coal-fired power plants.
Al Gore has kids – what is 3 or 4 kids – but he’s telling Africans to have fewer children. Don’t you wish liberals would stay out of our bedrooms? What gives Gore the right to tell people how many, if any, kids people should have? http://www.climatedepot.com/2014/01/27/gore-fertility-management-is-needed-in-africa-to-help-control-the-proliferation-of-unusual-weather/
John Kerry is even worse, he doesn’t want Africans to expand farms or develop new farms to feed their kids because…..AGW. http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/06/top-5-moments-from-the-africa-summit-video/ President Obama attended the same conference where he showed his intellectual prowess by his usual bad-mouthing Republicans, which was not only bizarre, not only useless, but also hypocritical because the best friend the African continent had was President George W Bush. Obama, OTOH, cut aid to Africa as soon as he came into office.
Why worry about carbon? It’s a good thing, especially to poor countries which have problems growing enough food. http://www.nationalreview.com/energy-weekThe Carbon-Benefit Deniers
Does anyone seriously think starving people care about GMO? That’s a First World Problem. Even if it turns out – by real time experience and real science not repeated myths from a bunch of privileged white liberals – that there are problems, the plant can continue to be modified to healthier results. You’d let a kid die from starvation before you’d let him eat genetically modified food? What kind of snob are you, anyway? http://www.the-american-interest.com/blog/2014/07/21/anti-gmo-activists-are-harming-hungry-Africans/
African crop yields lag well behind those of the world’s developed countries, and the continent’s food security is shaky at best. Starvation is an ever-present threat for many, and the impending effects of climate change loom ominously in the distance. But scientists have solutions, genetically modified crops that are resistant to droughts, pests, and disease, that, pending government approval, are ready for planting. Dismayingly, Luddite anti-GMO campaigners have smeared these potential problem-solvers as unsafe and unnatural, and as a result, to-date no African government has approved the use of GM crops.
Oh, dear. That smugness isn’t often based on fact but on the need to feel smug. As Kate at Small Dead Animals says, “Drama Queen Studies.” http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science/sorry-hipsters-organic-kale-genetically-modified-food-180952656/?no-ist and http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/10/06/this-unhinged-womans-tearful-rant-will-change-your-mind-about-food-forever-or-something/. Guess calling someone a specieist is an insult but this radical vegan sounds like a nut and I don’t mean macadamia. There’s a video of her screaming at stunned diners if you can bear to watch meltdowns from weird women.
Big Green: Making white liberals feel better about themselves since 1970 [I know, I was a greenie for many years. After a while, the lies became larger than the good feelings]. Just don’t forget, they’re more compassionate. Don’t worry about forgetting, they constantly tell us that
It was that radical lesbian feminist Andrea Dworkin who said, “If you think pornography is about sex, you need to see more porn.”
I say, “If you think the environmental movement is about the environment, you need to learn more about Big Green and the politicians who traffic in it.”
If you missed this in my post a couple of days ago, here’s more on the EPA/Big Green collusion. This may be illegal in some aspects but in any case it’s highly unethical, and makes it impossible to have an open playing field about climate change. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/09/15/report-emails-reveal-collusion-with-green-activist-groups-over-epa-climate-agenda/
SDA posts on the Burning Birds at a Bright Source Energy solar farm in the Mojave Desert. Oddly enough, the MSM response is mostly silence while greenies claim 1[ they’ll work out the problem and 2] it’s well worth the sacrifice to have this energy. I respond 1] Coal-fired power plants say they can meet the new and stringent EPA regs but they need a little time, less than 5 years and 2] why are birds\animals killed in an oil spill sacred but the solar-killed birds aren’t as worthy. No poignant Dawn dish detergent ads for the poor little Fried Birds of Solar. That hardly seems fair. http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/we-dont-need-no-434.html
Oh, dear. Sometimes Gaia won’t cooperate. No problem, it’s not likely Brian Williams or Wolf Blitzer or NPR will mention this inconvenient truth. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/windpower/9889882/Wind-farms-will-create-more-carbon-dioxide-say-scientists.html?fb
There are 2 undeniable facts concerning “renewable energy” or “green energy.” One is that it has never existed anywhere, at any time, in any country, without substantial government subsidies. That was true in the Carter era of green, too. Fact two is that when those “sustainable energy” subsidies become unsustainable to governments, the cost will be passed on to consumers. And, buddy, it’s gonna be expensive. Just ask Spain. Or Germany. Or Britain. Or Canada. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/07/14/barking-mad-a-rave-prompted-by-facing-insane-heating-costs/#more-112908
For a real discussion, common sense and experience won’t work. You need facts, here are some. Of course you’ll be arguing with religious zealots, so there’s that. Good luck. http://yidwithlid.blogspot.ca/2014/09/eight-global-warming-facts-neither-un.html Eight Global Warming Facts To Which The UN & Monday’s Climate Marchers Cannot Respond
4) There is not ONE climate computer model that has accurately connected CO2 to climate change. In fact CO2 is at its highest levels in 13,000 years and the earth hasn’t warmed in almost 18 years. Approximately 12,750 years ago before big cars and coal plants CO2 levels were higher than today. And during some past ice ages levels were up to 20x today’s levels.
The Socialist basis of the enviro movement is finally coming out into the open. Here’s a sign from the climate march that covers an array of far-left causes. When will we hear the president and every single Democrat politician be asked to condemn the likes of this, aka the Tea Party was of GOP politicians? Of course the only radicalism of the Tea Party was smaller government, spend less money and pay attention to the Constitution.