Britain saved from global warming

Credit where it’s due, the unlikely coalition that runs Britain has saved it from global warming:

As Britons return to work today after a soggy Bank Holiday weekend, official weather data reveals that average temperatures were significantly down on recent years. The UK’s average temperature from June 1 to August 15 was only 57F (13.9C) – the lowest for 13 years.For central England the average was 59F (15C), making it the coolest summer since 1993.

white out

Chris Huhne and David Cameron’s green vision worked and the nation has been saved from slightly milder weather caused by a trace gas essential to life on Earth.

It came at the cost of millions of elderly folks in fuel poverty as the landed gentry cash-in, ruined landscapes, dead seals, potential brown-outs and an economy that can’t compete on the world stage, but let’s not nitpick.

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Fun with Irene

Global warmists, cable news and weather networks worked themselves into a frenzy ahead of Hurricane Irene’s arrival. When it came, it was far less powerful than predicted*, but the TV folks had to pretend it was as bad as they warned.

Which didn’t work out so well for one weatherman:

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Erroneous predictions of doom and destruction, followed by merciless mocking when it doesn’t happen. Where have I seen that before?

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Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Aug. 25th 2011

Clever German commuters hatch a plan to not get to work, hippies have all the best boats and CERN delivers a swift kick to climate science’s soft-parts.

All this, plus a hottie and manhottie in a double-bill of Hollyweird hotness.

Part One: Hippie of the Week

This week’s HOTW is none other than Auden Schendler. No, really. The Auden Schendler, he of the Aspen Skiing Company super-duper climate science institute, or something.

Auden wins for this missive in Grist, which we can only assume was sent from his secret bunker on Fantasy Island. Auden says that public opinion just tipped toward support for global warming. Some of the things he sees as evidence of this:

  • Australia…passed a carbon credit law, with a tax coming up next.
  • Prominent Republicans like Jon Huntsman and Chris Christie agree that climate science is real…
  • Last and most important, prominent intellectuals, scholars, and youth (the people who always make up revolutions and are regularly jailed in less freedom-friendly countries) were arrested and imprisoned for peaceful protest in our nation’s capital, and kept overnight on the eve of the national dedication of a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Auden believes these portents can only mean one thing:

…from public opinion comes policy. And that suggests that, indeed, the “arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

the Schendler nerve center on Fantasy Island, allegedly

Put the optimism down, Mister Schendler, and back away slowly:

  • Australia’s government may pass a carbon tax, but it will be repealed within weeks of the next election. Julia Gillard may have destroyed her Labor party by her willful imposition of an unpopular tax.
  • Chris Christie isn’t running for the GOP nimonation, Jon Huntsman has a snowball in hell’s chance and pro-warmer Romney is walking back his belief to get closer to Rick Perry’s position on climate.
  • You’ll note that the ‘prominent intellectuals, scholars, and youth’ were arrested. Not raised up on chariots of gold to be paraded and lauded through streets strewn with rose petals, but arrested.  A night in the slammer is great for hippie cred, but signifies nothing more than the patchouli people’s purple heart.

As to Auden’s last point, about public opinion driving policy. Game, set and match.

Part Two: Warmists & Alarmists

Dirtlovers ditch dirtbags? The Soil Association is severing ties with celebrities and royals to ‘get back to its roots’.

President Obama said last week that Detroit cannot make all it’s money on large trucks and SUV’s. Detroit listened, thought about it and announced a Maserati SUV. That popping sound you heard was a headplosion from the vicinity of a Martha’s Vineyard golf course.

Weepy Bill’s mask slipped. Just a little bit.

New Mexicans can celebrate that the EPA just ransacked their state’s coffers of $370 million. For nothing:

And what does this huge sum buy? Not much. Based on peer-reviewed research, there is a 35 percent chance that the visibility “benefit” of the EPA’s preferred controls could be perceptible by the general population on the seventh-worst visibility day of the year at Mesa Verde, the national park closest to the San Juan Generating Station. In other words, most people won’t even notice the difference wrought by the EPA’s ultra-expensive controls.

It doesn’t help that the EPA’s actions are based on junk science.

Cloud computing allows all sorts of clever apps to provide global access to our data to make life on the road or vacation just as mundane as being at home. Thanks, cloud. Oh, and it kills Gaia, too.

Why do hippies get the coolest looking boats? The Ady Gil was sleek, fast and futuristic in design, right up to the moment an eco-terrorist tried to ram it into a much uglier, but stronger, whaling vessel, and now there’s this solar-powered thing of beauty:

containers not pictured

It’s as much use as a chocolate teapot in the real world, but it is pretty.

Global warming muppet Jim Hansen is schooled on his rather faulty grasp of Spanish-sounding weather stuff.

Remember when plastic shopping bag bans would save Gaia? Who knew a pesky populace of purchasers would just buy more plastic bags?

A Grister leads by example to forgo a fossil-fueled vacation in favor of hand-weaving a hemp shirt while surrounded by free-range alpacas singing kumbaya. Or not:

So far today I’ve been water skiing, laid out in the sun, read my book & drunk vodka drinks. How’s life for you working folks? #vacay

Germany’s rail network is to be powered by the Sun and wind, not because it makes sense but because the people want it that way. Who knew German’s didn’t want to go to work as much as the rest of us? It’s the perfect excuse: “Mein choo-choo wast verklamptenk mit der cloudyskeiser und der neinvindpuffs.” (Editor’s Note, Google translate may not have had anything to do with that translation)

Green on green: the bird-lovers versus the bird-shredders, and other stories.

Oh noes, fracking caused the DC quake. Or was it the earthquake whisperer. Next week – mountaintop removal did it.

Oh noes, the global warming agenda is driven by Liberal elites?

…climate efforts so far have been almost entirely driven by liberal elites. It’s been an extremely intellectualized, top-down sort of undertaking, and as we saw with painful clarity during the climate bill fiasco, an elite-driven strategy isn’t going to cut it. Part of it is that, as Mooney points out, every online liberal fashions him or herself a precious snowflake. Everyone has their own perfect pony policy solution and disdains all others.

I’m shocked, shocked, I tells ya. Not entirely unrelated, climate science’s decade of deception.

Donna Laframboise, or Minx the Merciless if you happen to be a forlorn railway engineer with an engine running out of excuses steam, nails the IPCC for engaging a virtuous circle of peers to review its papers. Peers who all have deep IPCC connections. Awkward.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

The good people of CERN failed to discover the ‘God’ particle. However, for climate science they did discover the ‘OMG Particle’. That’s the particle that says everything you ever heard about CO2 and climate was wrong, and it IS the Sun, stupid. So far, almost 24 hours after the news broke, crickets are chirping at Climate Progress.

The bitter-clinger right-wing terrorist enemies of America at the New York Times called the green jobs explosion a pipe dream. Wait, what?

Good news, a panel has been established in New York to figure out how to regulate fracking. Their first conclusion? Send more gov’mint:

A panel charged with advising New York officials on regulating a controversial form of natural gas extraction known as hydrofracking will first examine whether the state government has enough staff members to properly monitor and enforce new drilling regulations.

California leads the way in cutting carbon and got a helpful boost to its efforts when Northrop Grumman quit the state. Sacramento didn’t need whatever taxes it collected from $35 billion in sales, right?

The UK is following the example of the Golden State, with businesses noticing that green taxes make up 30% of energy costs. It’s okay though, because those taxes go to help the impoverished aristocracy build more wind farms.

German green jobs are short of predictions, predictably enough:

According to the Berlin Polytechnic University for Technology and Economy(HTW) there are currently about 80,000 jobs in the German photovoltaic industry, this reported by Welt am Sonntag.” The 133,000 jobs claimed by the solar industry trade associations have not been reached by a long shot. According to the Berlin Polytechnic University, approximately 75% of the jobs are not even in the so-called hightech areas of manufacturing, but rather in distribution and installation.

Canada’s acerbic ace, Rex Murphy, makes a good point about how damaged the global warming brand is:

In fact he’s [Obama] been tooling around in a $2-million bus oblivious of the carbon costs, and there simply hasn’t been any signal that his White House is giving the great Gore crusade anything but the barest of rhetorical support. If there were any political value to ardent greensmanship, surely a President who is floundering on the economy and sinking in the polls would have grabbed that raft with a passion.

What he said is an inconvenient truth, but it has even more truth when you consider Rick Perry’s climate position is a strength, not a terminal weakness.

Oh noes, bird shredders threaten national security.

when ninja turbines attack

NASA notices that sea-levels dropped a quarter-inch or so. Which can mean only one thing… sea levels are about to rise. It’s like how global warming makes everything really, really cold right before it boils the oceans and sets our hair on fire.

Expect anti-fracking activity to increase rapidly. Maybe not by a factor of 40, like the amount of gas reserve estimates increased, but hippies will do everything possible to deny America this cheap, clean power.

Green hysteria comes at a high cost.

The IPCC sea-level predictions may have been off a bit. And by a bit, I mean a lot:

IPCC scientists guessed that thermal expansion had to be a major contributor to sea-level rise, estimating its contribution to be anywhere from 55 to 70 percent of the total:

IPCC estimate: 55 to 70 percent of the total. New data: less than 1 percent of the total.

America’s rising energy costs are a policy feature, not a bug.

Tennessee has stopped grants for solar projects, because they’ve run out of other people’s money.

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Part Four: Global Hottie

This week we have a hottie twofer. The Bayonet needed some Twitter help and reader Janet rode to the rescue, in return for which a grateful Bayonet offered her a manhottie. Janet chose Matt Damon (I know, I know) and he’s below, because a promise is a promise. For the men, we have Damon’s Bourne co-star Julia Stiles. You’re welcome.

*click*
*clickette*

Thanks for reading.

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Aug. 25th 2011

Clever German commuters hatch a plan to not get to work, hippies have all the best boats and CERN delivers a swift kick to climate science’s soft-parts.

All this, plus a hottie and manhottie in a double-bill of Hollyweird hotness.

Part One: Hippie of the Week

This week’s HOTW is none other than Auden Schendler. No, really. The Auden Schendler, he of the Aspen Skiing Company super-duper climate science institute, or something.

Auden wins for this missive in Grist, which we can only assume was sent from his secret bunker on Fantasy Island. Auden says that public opinion just tipped toward support for global warming. Some of the things he sees as evidence of this:

  • Australia…passed a carbon credit law, with a tax coming up next.
  • Prominent Republicans like Jon Huntsman and Chris Christie agree that climate science is real…
  • Last and most important, prominent intellectuals, scholars, and youth (the people who always make up revolutions and are regularly jailed in less freedom-friendly countries) were arrested and imprisoned for peaceful protest in our nation’s capital, and kept overnight on the eve of the national dedication of a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Auden believes these portents can only mean one thing:

…from public opinion comes policy. And that suggests that, indeed, the “arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

the Schendler nerve center on Fantasy Island, allegedly

Put the optimism down, Mister Schendler, and back away slowly:

  • Australia’s government may pass a carbon tax, but it will be repealed within weeks of the next election. Julia Gillard may have destroyed her Labor party by her willful imposition of an unpopular tax.
  • Chris Christie isn’t running for the GOP nimonation, Jon Huntsman has a snowball in hell’s chance and pro-warmer Romney is walking back his belief to get closer to Rick Perry’s position on climate.
  • You’ll note that the ‘prominent intellectuals, scholars, and youth’ were arrested. Not raised up on chariots of gold to be paraded and lauded through streets strewn with rose petals, but arrested.  A night in the slammer is great for hippie cred, but signifies nothing more than the patchouli people’s purple heart.

As to Auden’s last point, about public opinion driving policy. Game, set and match.

Part Two: Warmists & Alarmists

Dirtlovers ditch dirtbags? The Soil Association is severing ties with celebrities and royals to ‘get back to its roots’.

President Obama said last week that Detroit cannot make all it’s money on large trucks and SUV’s. Detroit listened, thought about it and announced a Maserati SUV. That popping sound you heard was a headplosion from the vicinity of a Martha’s Vineyard golf course.

Weepy Bill’s mask slipped. Just a little bit.

New Mexicans can celebrate that the EPA just ransacked their state’s coffers of $370 million. For nothing:

And what does this huge sum buy? Not much. Based on peer-reviewed research, there is a 35 percent chance that the visibility “benefit” of the EPA’s preferred controls could be perceptible by the general population on the seventh-worst visibility day of the year at Mesa Verde, the national park closest to the San Juan Generating Station. In other words, most people won’t even notice the difference wrought by the EPA’s ultra-expensive controls.

It doesn’t help that the EPA’s actions are based on junk science.

Cloud computing allows all sorts of clever apps to provide global access to our data to make life on the road or vacation just as mundane as being at home. Thanks, cloud. Oh, and it kills Gaia, too.

Why do hippies get the coolest looking boats? The Ady Gil was sleek, fast and futuristic in design, right up to the moment an eco-terrorist tried to ram it into a much uglier, but stronger, whaling vessel, and now there’s this solar-powered thing of beauty:

containers not pictured

It’s as much use as a chocolate teapot in the real world, but it is pretty.

Global warming muppet Jim Hansen is schooled on his rather faulty grasp of Spanish-sounding weather stuff.

Remember when plastic shopping bag bans would save Gaia? Who knew a pesky populace of purchasers would just buy more plastic bags?

A Grister leads by example to forgo a fossil-fueled vacation in favor of hand-weaving a hemp shirt while surrounded by free-range alpacas singing kumbaya. Or not:

So far today I’ve been water skiing, laid out in the sun, read my book & drunk vodka drinks. How’s life for you working folks? #vacay

Germany’s rail network is to be powered by the Sun and wind, not because it makes sense but because the people want it that way. Who knew German’s didn’t want to go to work as much as the rest of us? It’s the perfect excuse: “Mein choo-choo wast verklamptenk mit der cloudyskeiser und der neinvindpuffs.” (Editor’s Note, Google translate may not have had anything to do with that translation)

Green on green: the bird-lovers versus the bird-shredders, and other stories.

Oh noes, fracking caused the DC quake. Or was it the earthquake whisperer. Next week – mountaintop removal did it.

Oh noes, the global warming agenda is driven by Liberal elites?

…climate efforts so far have been almost entirely driven by liberal elites. It’s been an extremely intellectualized, top-down sort of undertaking, and as we saw with painful clarity during the climate bill fiasco, an elite-driven strategy isn’t going to cut it. Part of it is that, as Mooney points out, every online liberal fashions him or herself a precious snowflake. Everyone has their own perfect pony policy solution and disdains all others.

I’m shocked, shocked, I tells ya. Not entirely unrelated, climate science’s decade of deception.

Donna Laframboise, or Minx the Merciless if you happen to be a forlorn railway engineer with an engine running out of excuses steam, nails the IPCC for engaging a virtuous circle of peers to review its papers. Peers who all have deep IPCC connections. Awkward.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

The good people of CERN failed to discover the ‘God’ particle. However, for climate science they did discover the ‘OMG Particle’. That’s the particle that says everything you ever heard about CO2 and climate was wrong, and it IS the Sun, stupid. So far, almost 24 hours after the news broke, crickets are chirping at Climate Progress.

The bitter-clinger right-wing terrorist enemies of America at the New York Times called the green jobs explosion a pipe dream. Wait, what?

Good news, a panel has been established in New York to figure out how to regulate fracking. Their first conclusion? Send more gov’mint:

A panel charged with advising New York officials on regulating a controversial form of natural gas extraction known as hydrofracking will first examine whether the state government has enough staff members to properly monitor and enforce new drilling regulations.

California leads the way in cutting carbon and got a helpful boost to its efforts when Northrop Grumman quit the state. Sacramento didn’t need whatever taxes it collected from $35 billion in sales, right?

The UK is following the example of the Golden State, with businesses noticing that green taxes make up 30% of energy costs. It’s okay though, because those taxes go to help the impoverished aristocracy build more wind farms.

German green jobs are short of predictions, predictably enough:

According to the Berlin Polytechnic University for Technology and Economy(HTW) there are currently about 80,000 jobs in the German photovoltaic industry, this reported by Welt am Sonntag.” The 133,000 jobs claimed by the solar industry trade associations have not been reached by a long shot. According to the Berlin Polytechnic University, approximately 75% of the jobs are not even in the so-called hightech areas of manufacturing, but rather in distribution and installation.

Canada’s acerbic ace, Rex Murphy, makes a good point about how damaged the global warming brand is:

In fact he’s [Obama] been tooling around in a $2-million bus oblivious of the carbon costs, and there simply hasn’t been any signal that his White House is giving the great Gore crusade anything but the barest of rhetorical support. If there were any political value to ardent greensmanship, surely a President who is floundering on the economy and sinking in the polls would have grabbed that raft with a passion.

What he said is an inconvenient truth, but it has even more truth when you consider Rick Perry’s climate position is a strength, not a terminal weakness.

Oh noes, bird shredders threaten national security.

when ninja turbines attack

NASA notices that sea-levels dropped a quarter-inch or so. Which can mean only one thing… sea levels are about to rise. It’s like how global warming makes everything really, really cold right before it boils the oceans and sets our hair on fire.

Expect anti-fracking activity to increase rapidly. Maybe not by a factor of 40, like the amount of gas reserve estimates increased, but hippies will do everything possible to deny America this cheap, clean power.

Green hysteria comes at a high cost.

The IPCC sea-level predictions may have been off a bit. And by a bit, I mean a lot:

IPCC scientists guessed that thermal expansion had to be a major contributor to sea-level rise, estimating its contribution to be anywhere from 55 to 70 percent of the total:

IPCC estimate: 55 to 70 percent of the total. New data: less than 1 percent of the total.

America’s rising energy costs are a policy feature, not a bug.

Tennessee has stopped grants for solar projects, because they’ve run out of other people’s money.

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Part Four: Global Hottie

This week we have a hottie twofer. The Bayonet needed some Twitter help and reader Janet rode to the rescue, in return for which a grateful Bayonet offered her a manhottie. Janet chose Matt Damon (I know, I know) and he’s below, because a promise is a promise. For the men, we have Damon’s Bourne co-star Julia Stiles. You’re welcome.

*click*
*clickette*

Thanks for reading.

The Glover Effect

Danny Glover, actor, geologist, climate scientist and one-time sidekick to Mad Max Mel, linked tectonic activity in Haiti to global warming.

This week, Glover is due to appear in Washington to protest in Weepy Bill McKibben’s fortnight of fear, and look what happened.

Coincidence?

Surely not. Add ‘Earthquake Whisperer’ to Glover’s long list of talents. Also, be on the opposite coast to Glover when at all possible.

Your Weepy Bill Google juice features another natural force scientists believe can shake Washington:

Round-Up tomorrow. Because you’re worth it.

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Australia’s pesky populace

Pity the lot of an Aussie Labor politician.

Julia Gillard promised her people there would be no carbon tax on her watch, and was elected Prime Minister. What the good folk of Oz failed to notice was that Julia had her fingers crossed behind her back when she made that ‘no carbon tax’ promise.

When she was forced into a deal with the greens to grab power, she forgot her ‘promise’ to the people and the carbon tax was born. And then it all went very, very wrong for Julia Gillard. Instead of rolling over and accepting her wisdom that she knew best what was ,err, best for them, the pesky populace held her accountable. Who knew that would happen?

This week, the people’s anger at being a) hoodwinked and b) the devastation a carbon tax will wreak on the Ozconomy came to a head when the Convoy of No Confidence rolled into Canberra. The Convoy of No Confidence is like the Tea Party meets Mad Max at a Skippy convention, or something.

Faced with the public uprising, Labor politico’s reacted with grace and humility. Oh, wait, no they didn’t:

“The Convoy of No Consequence outside. The Convoy of No Consequence, Mr Speaker. The Convoy of No Consequence, where a coupla of hundred people gathered with no support from the mainstream organisations, the people who believe in one world government.”

Simon says Labor is done. Toss another tinnie on the barbie and pass me a Sheila, I think he’s right.

There is historical precedent for the Gillard/Labor attitude toward the masses, which was fortunately caught on film:

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Yeah, it’s exactly like that.

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Hippies behaving badly

Weepy Bill McKibben spent the weekend cooling his heels in a DC slammer after being arrested in Washington at his planned two-week long civil disobedience campaign.

The sit-in is an anti-energy effort by misguided hippies who would prefer America buys the oil it needs from despots and stone-age thugocracies than those polite folks north of the border. The Keystone XL pipeline the protestors want to stop will be used to transport oilsands product to the lower 48.

The arrested hippies were willing hoping to be arrested, but their jail time was a surprise:

In negotiations with the police prior to the action that began on Saturday, the police were very clear that what would happen after people were arrested was the vast majority would get what’s called “post and forfeit,” where you put up $100, get released from jail after several hours, and you don’t have to come back again. It’s basically like a traffic ticket. But this is not what they did. Instead, after arresting the first day’s 70 people, they decided to hold most of them, all those not from within a 25-mile radius of Washington, D.C., in jail until a Monday afternoon arraignment. This works out to 48 or more hours in jail before being released.

Among those arrested on the first day:

People arrested include Bill McKibben, the prominent climate activist and founder of 350.org; Jane Hamsher, who founded the popular liberal blog Firedoglake; and Gus Speth, whose career includes co-founding the Natural Resources Defense Council and chairing the White House Council on Environmental Quality in the Carter Administration.

That’s a good day’s fishing.

The sit-ins will continue all this week and into next and we’re promised Hollywood luminaries will show up.Danny ‘global warming causes earthquakes‘ Glover, Mark ‘Frack this‘ Ruffalo and Margot ‘Bush Pilot‘ Kidder are all slated to appear.

It’ll be interesting to see if they actually show up now the news is out that you can’t expect to pay $100  and walk away. The jail time deterrrent was enough for one Toronto native:

Eric Vogt, of Toronto, was among about a dozen activists who left the White House sidewalk before the arrests began. “It appears to be that the Canadian government and the Alberta government are behaving like drug pushers,” said Vogt. “They are pushing the oil down to the south to feed the addiction of the American people. And I don’t think Canada should be part of this particular exercise.”

Eric the red is committed to the cause, right up to when it comes at a personal cost. Which is pretty much a hippie, defined.

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And yes, Weepy Bill McKibben was mentioned, so here’s your Google juice:

suck it, watermelons

You’re welcome.

NASA*: Global warming may cause alien invasions

Just weeks ago, the last Space Shuttle mission landed and NASA was no longer in the manned space flight business. But that doesn’t mean the space agency isn’t working on future problems mankind may face.

Like, say, an alien invasion if we don’t reduce carbon emissions. No, really:

“Green” aliens might object to the environmental damage humans have caused on Earth and wipe us out to save the planet. “These scenarios give us reason to limit our growth and reduce our impact on global ecosystems. It would be particularly important for us to limit our emissions of greenhouse gases, since atmospheric composition can be observed from other planets”

I, for one, welcome our new alien overlords

If the scenario sounds exactly like the reworked version of The Day the Earth Stood Still, it is. The human-cleanser robot in the movie was Gort. We already have a robot-like presence on the planet warning us of the dangers of too much CO2 and it goes by the name Gore. Coincidence?

NASA’s man behind the rocket science is Shawn Domagal-Goldman. He works in the Klaatu Barado Nikto* department, or something. Whatever else his impressive study signifies, we now know NASA has top men working on the exact escape velocity required to jump a shark. Good work, boffins.

*Klaatu Barada Nikto explained, if you need it.

**NASA didn’t issue the study. The Guardian has issued a correction. But the post title stays because a) it’ll annoy NASA and b) they deserve to be annoyed for employing global warming muppets Jim Hansen and Gavin Schmidt.

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Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Aug. 18th 2011

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.

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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.

Global warming causes vampire bats and hungry, hungry bears. Add them to The List.

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:

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Good news, the New York Times has decided that the polar bear science investigation is just a sideshow. Much like HimalayaGate, Climategate, and Reefgate, to name a few.

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.

did someone mention Bill McKibben?

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:

they kind of fit together, don't they?

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’.

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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.

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Thanks for reading.