In this week’s round-up, you will discover the dark secrets behind some of the most influential green groups, why polar bears are shrinking and how the world can be saved with only the judicious use of English actors. Also, this is the first weekly round-up where I use the word skulduggery in a sentence. How about that and a bag of chips too?
Become one with your beverage and read on, friend, read on…
Part One: Al Gore & Friends
Al must be back from vacation, or is blogging from the road, because he blessed his acolytes with numerous posts this week. I’m skipping the post about Tipper’s photography, let’s just say that if you want to see old pictures of Bill Clinton from his pants-on days, knock yourself out, otherwise, meh. Back to the Goreacle’s blog, he’s miffed that a group called Energy Citizens has the gall to oppose Al’s personal enrichment plan cap and trade legislation.
Al goes on to show his unique understanding of astroturf by encouraging his Gore-bot minions to sign up for what sounds a lot like a spam-marketing voicemail blast to Senators. I encourage US readers to make a call to oppose Waxman-Malarkey, after all it’s Al’s rePower America picking up the tab for your call. He can afford it, knock yourself out. Talking of the repower folks, they have a new ad out, and it features a whiney guy in a green shirt. Really.
The oddest post from Al is this one about energy-efficiency in a war zone. I’m not making this up. Unfortunately, Al makes reference to the Nellis Air Force Base solar power plant, which has a hidden but very inconvenient truth all it’s own:
… the 72,000 solar panels cost $100 million and saves the Air Force $1.2 million annually. So it’ll pay for itself in about 83 years. What a shame the useful life of a solar panel is only 20 years.
Climate Chains is a new documentary that would like to join Not Evil Just Wrong as the Anti-Inconvenient Truth. Check out the trailer at Tom’s joint.
Al Gore won an Oscar, which makes him a natural for pimping his buddies movies. Al threw a party to host a screening of the latest Tarantino splatterfest, Inglourious Basterds. Perhaps Al thought the Nazis in the movie were skeptics?
In the wake of some arrests for carbon trading fraud, one blogger wonders if Al’s next.
David Suzuki, Canada’s diminutive but incredibly irritating self-proclaimed eco-conscience wants to undo economics. Yeah, it doesn’t work apparently. All that wealth? Not good for Gaia:
…the economic system we’ve created is fundamentally flawed because it is disconnected from the biosphere in which we live. We cannot afford to ignore these flaws any longer.
Part Two: AGW Scaremongers
Greenpeace leader Gerd Leipold said that “the lifestyle of the rich in the world is not a sustainable model.” And by rich, he means you, your family and friends, your neighbor and your neighbor’s neighbors. Everyone in the western world, in fact.
We have a contender. Matthew England, a climate modeler challenges all-comers to a debate. On the science. Clearly well-meaning Matt didn’t get the memo that the debate is over and those of us that remain skeptics are handsomely supported by Big Oil. Oh, wait.
OK, pop quiz time. Who wanted the world to use biofuels to save the planet? Frakkin’ Hippies, that’s who. Well, since 2003, when biofuels boomed, there’s been a significant drop in O2 in the atmosphere. Thanks, hippies, I was breathing that.
The UK anxiously waits for news on the location of 3,000 unwashed moonbats, malcontents and yes, hippies, at the annual climate camp festival protest. I’ve got a pretty good idea that if you were to pluck any one of those ‘protesters’ out of the crowd, they wouldn’t be able to coherently explain why they were there. Also, none of them read this critique on climate ‘stunts’.
Global warming won’t kill us after all, the plastic will get us first.
Simon of Australian Climate Madness finds that the average Aussie knows as much about ETS as the average Aussie batsman knows about cricket. (Sorry Simon, that’ll be the only reference to Australia’s convincing loss to England in the Ashes.)
British thespian Pete Postlethwaite has a new movie about the terrifying effects of something called ‘global warming’, The Age of Stupid. He also single-handedly prevented any new coal power stations in the UK. To save you looking up Postlethwaite, he was the guy who played Kaiser Söze’s lawyer, Kobayashi. Yeah, him.
Laurie David is married to Larry David, but enough about her bad luck, she’s a tier-one alarmist who cries everyday for the planet, or something:
My concerns about global warming began soon after we had our first child. I was a new mom, feeling very overwhelmed with the realization that I was now irreversibly responsible for this tiny creature. There was no turning back. I remember crying every day at five in the afternoon, the witching hour, my stress level at a breaking point. My husband and I would look at each other as if to say, “What have we done?”
Salt Lake City hippies play dead. Insert your own wickedly funny non-PC joke about it being a good start here.
NASA has added huge capacity to its computing power in readiness for the next round of UNIPCC hilarity, and SHOCK, it doesn’t run on Unicorn poo.
Change you can believe in. Clean Water Action (who?) has some of those green jobs you’ve been waiting for:
Clean Water Action is hiring and training activists to build the next generation of revolutionary leaders. Currently we are working to promote clean energy and stop dirty coal in Michigan.
Ann Arbor & Lansing locations. Benefits, training, and great co-workers. Monday- Friday; 2pm- 10:30pm. $375- $500/wk
Queensland is a large segment of a land that recently lost a really important cricket competition, and it’s full of moonbats. The local government has decided to base development plans on sea-level rise predictions that even Al Gore’s embarrassed about.
It’s time to pick on Joltin’ Joe Romm, the emo-eco-warmist for whom no claim is too daft. Joe says that we’re going to lose every beach on the planet (video at the link). There goes the idea of resurrecting Baywatch then. Emo-Joe was also caught trying to discredit Ron Bradley, badly.
Global warming alarmists are some of the most flexible people in the world. Only last week they were handed a devastating blow to their claims that global warming was bad for polar bears. Not to be deterred, this week, polar bears are not in danger of extinction, they are shrinking, and global warming is the cause!!!1!!ELEVENTY!1!
A moonbat writes about owning a Pious Prius for one year, and gets all Lord of the Rings about it:
Another benefit is what I call the “fellowship of the Prius.” In the last year, I’ve had numerous conversations with other Prius owners, both at home and when I am on the road, which gives me the chance to compare notes and get driving tips.
The US Chamber of Commerce wants to fight the EPA’s claims about global warming. In court. The EPA has turned tail and is still running at the idea of defending its claims.
You know global warming is serious when you hear a herpetologist telling you it’s a bad time to be a lizard. The list, add to it, please.
Here’s this week’s must-read post, and this week I mean it. There might even be a test. It’s a take-down of influential green groups and has everything you ever wanted to know about the dirty-laundry, hidden agendas and skulduggery of the WWF, The Climate Group, the Green Fiscal Commission, the Carbon Disclosure Project, the World Centre of Monitoring Conservation and the Alliance of Religions and Conservation.
Part Three: Inconvenient Truths
David Suzuki wants to roll back economics, which is a bad idea. Here’s why.
Once more for the hard of hearing. It’s the Sun, stupid.
Andrew Bolt finds that being a green alarmist means never having to say you’re sorry.
President of the World Obama was going to save the polar bears, remember. Yeah, never happened, and now it doesn’t have to.
Even more on polar bears, if you can stand it. I’m done with the cuddly little SOB’s, fire up the BBQ already.
Ocean temperatures, is there something fishy in the ocean after all?
If you’re in the mood for some light reading, don’t click the next link. It has plane crashes and predictions of a socialist future more terrifying than the zombie apocalypse, and that is pretty damn terrifying if you ask me.
Is the Chevy Volt the worst car on the road? Only when the battery runs out.
What happens to the global warming hoax when the consensus Al Gore told us was so important, isn’t a consensus any more?
Alarmists like to discredit skeptical scientists if they even so much as accepted a free mug from Exxon with a tank of gas, but the truth is that the warmists are funded well beyond the skeptics.
It’s the orbital cycles, stupid.
One man finds the problem with persuading the public that global warming is real, is the people pushing global warming:
Al Gore, self-appointed spokesperson for global warming, certainly should have understood this, and he should have sold his energy guzzling house and his private jet the day he decided to get into this. I can understand having the first climate change summit in Rio, but the conference in Bali should have instead been a massive Internet teleconference.
President Obama wanted cap and tax passed in a hurry because the planet will explode into a bazillion pieces without it. So you wonder why he’s not talking about it much these days. For readers unfamiliar with exactly how many a bazillion is, it’s about the same size as the US deficit.
Oh noes, the sunspots, they are disappearing.
Marc Morano, a man known to make Joe Romm’s head actually pop, has a list of inconvenient truths that’ll make Joe Romm’s head pop. Again. Yeah, he’s like that Tony Shalhoub in Men In Black.
Alarmists and warmists are trying to make the peak oil concept popular again. Here’s the peak oil myth debunked. In the New York Times no less.
Going toe to toe with the Morano-man for top skeptic status, Jumpin’ Joe D’Aleo has a list of 12 facts about global warming you won’t read in the popular press.
I can has scientist too? A railway engineer/economist can do it, you can too.
CO2 feeds plants, but it can do lots of other things too. Like warm the atmosphere, or cool the atmosphere. Wait, what?
Remember the name Adam Sacks. He’s a climate activist about to be tossed under the bus by his old buddies in much the same way they disowned Bjorn Lomborg and Patrick Moore, because Sacks has dared to utter the truth:
The second error is our stubborn unwillingness to understand that the battle against greenhouse-gas emissions, as we have currently framed it, is over.
It is absolutely over and we have lost.
We have to say so.
Rachel Marsden is a climate criminal and she don’t care:
Environmentalism should be like tipping in restaurants – something you do out of the goodness of your heart because you have the inclination and motivation. The more it gets shoved down my throat, the more I get the sinking feeling that it’s really just a socialist scam wrapped in guilt.
GE used to be pretty good company, they had a guy running the show that practically invented his own martial art and everything. Now GE’s goal is to be the world’s largest welfare bum. But don’t worry America, it’s only your tax dollars GE wants.
Part Four: AGW in the News
The UK government realizes that it will soon be paying millions of tax pounds to businesses because it cannot meet its own green goals. Heh.
The fabulously named Lord Adonis (not a pr0n star, honest) says that there is no need to cut down on travel to save the planet. Al Gore will be mightily relieved.
Algae, it’s green and it’s what’s in your tank, almost.
President Obama believes that alternative energy is the way forward. the way forward to what he’s not so clear about, but OK, let’s roll with it. One such technology is geothermal. Unfortunately, Obama’s flagship geothermal project might not just send California into the sea, it’s proving much harder to do than expected.
Britain’s leader of the opposition, David Cameron, was embarrassed that one of his advisers rejected the idea of man made global warming. Cameron should be more embarrassed that he calls himself a conservative and yet panders to the warmists.
Vive la Revolution! French truckers threaten to pollute the Seine, are they inseine?
The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria might be the only way to get back to Europe once they’ve banned all the airlines from flying there.
The US Energy Department, keen on telling the average American how to live and save the planet, isn’t so good at following its own advice.
Tourists might foe with alarming regularity and Mexico city might be the scene of running gun battles, but that won’t stop Mexico banning plastic bags.
Part Five: Global Hottie
Today’s global hottie is brought to you not by one but two links from this week’s round-up. I mentioned the new Tarantino movie, and our hottie starred in From Dusk ‘Til Dawn, starring Quentin his own self. I also mentioned Mexico, which is her homeland. Tenuous connections? Youbetcha, but you’re worth it. Join me in welcoming Salma Hayek back to the round-up, you know it makes sense.
That’s another round-up. Thanks for reading, enjoy the weekend.