Thursday already, which means it’s time for your round-up, and my meds.
This week I invented the iPuritan. Just for you. Also lots of skeptic juice in the links this week, and a spottie in Part Five. Don’t forget to return to Part One after you’ve snuck a peek.
Part One: Al Gore & Friends
Tennessee is contemplating a statue for Al Gore, and they’re not kidding. Readers with an artistic bent might want to make suggestions for the sculpture here. I think the whole idea would be better if we used technology to capture the real Al Gore in carbonite, of all things.
The global warming crowd’s spiritual leader purchased a new home in San Francisco, near the Mission district in hippie central. Unfortunately for Al, some bozo has claimed that the area his shiny new condo is in will be under water because Americans like to have second homes. Or something. Just a thought, but why does Al need another house? It’s not as if he’s got the old one under control yet.
Al Gorewell; 1984: The movie. More fun than An Inconvenient Truth, really.
The Goreacle is still smarting about those pesky questions about how many millions he stands to make if cap and bend over passes in the US. Don’t make Al angry, you wouldn’t like him if he’s angry.
If ‘deniers’, outnumber ‘believers’, then who exactly are the deniers now? Al’s losing, and the hippies are restless.
Gross distortions. I’m not talking about the stresses on Al’s wardrobe, but the exaggerations and outright scientific misrepresentations in his Oscar winning slide show.
Chu this one over, Gore. Tom Nelson skewers the greens on their own, err, skewer.
Mar ’08: Gore suggests we already have the technology
“We have to stop this, and the truth is we can,” Gore said. “We have the technology. If we just had one week’s worth of what we spend on the Iraq war we could be well on our way to solving this challenge.”
May ’09: Secretary Chu says we NEED the technology
“Starting today, the Department of Energy is accepting proposals for energy R&D projects that “disrupt the status quo. The Nation needs transformational energy-related technologies to overcome the threats posed by climate change and energy security, arising from its reliance on traditional uses of fossil fuels and the dominant use of oil in transportation.”
Finally, Canada’s ecotool and wannabe Stalinist David Suzuki decides Bush whacking is still relevant. He likes that Obama is talking to Cuba, but then all Commies like other commies getting some recognition. Other than that he has stuff to say about endangered species. I guess Dave missed this news. All I know is that most endangered species are delicious, but avoid spicy sauces.
Part Two: AGW Scaremongers
Prince Chuckles is the gift that keeps on giving to comedy. Last week he appeared in a video next to a frog, and came off as the less smart species in the room. This week a favorite project of his is under fire for the truth about its performance:
Official figures have revealed the £4million project at Woking, Surrey, produced only enough electricity in one year to power a single 100-watt lightbulb for just 59 days.
Unicorn fight! It’s Obama v Obama for the ethanol stakes.
USA Today gets called on its unyielding support for the AGW hoax, no matter how daft the arguments get.
Aussie moppets get educated indoctrinated at school. The worse that ever happened to me in school was Rolf Harris, but that’s a story for another day.
Joe Romm, bobble-headed serial debate loser, is still mad about something.
Oh noes, global warming causes Spring.
Jenn M, still defining the greens for you, this week, the death cultists:
Still, the defining characteristic of the green is misanthropy; it is ridiculous for any green supporter to claim that it is only fringe fanatics who espouse drastic reductions in human population, or even eradication; such people as John Holdren, James Lovelock and Gus Speth are mainstream greens and have clearly enunciated programs for reducing population.
Is Obama planning an invasion of Canada? How else to explain the sudden and alarming claim to the polar bear population?
Die, skeptics, die. Another reasoned column by a rabid lefty who can sense defeat creeping up on his agenda. Hippies, harshing their mellow, as it turns out.
Greenpeace are not afraid of making the hard statements, and nothing says end global warming now like drowning a plush.
Texan college students want green fees, without the golf. More disturbing is that the activist morons have hijacked a revered symbol of freedom. Are these students trying to claim that demanding alternative energy is comparable to the iconic symbol of courage and sacrifice from Iwo Jima. Really? Isn’t that a rising sun in the background? I bet they were Che shirts too. Go get them hippies, vet’s.
Kansas U astrophysicist Adrian Melott is worried about lower temperatures, but only because people might get the right idea.
AGW believers can get upset if I call them scaremongers, but how else to describe them when the next threat is that the planet will disappear in 200 years? That’s some escalation of the Philadelphia experiment.
Pen Hadow is going home. He didn’t make it to the Arctic, and he didn’t achieve many of his goals, but he meant well. Allegedly.
If cap and bend over passes, we’re going to party like its 1875.
The UK’s premier moonbat is upset about people displaced by global warming that weren’t displaced by global warming. Apparently scaremongers don’t get that land sinking does not mean rising sea levels, but why let facts spoil a good story?
Rebranding cap and trade, because the truth is unsellable.
Green organizations are twitchy about the light green options being considered by Congress. This is good news for skeptics if the Democrats and Greens go at each other all we have to do is reach for the popcorn.
Having fun yet? Stop it! You’re killing the planet. Welcome to the world of the iPuritan:
iPuritan—someone who is desperately afraid that somebody, somewhere might be having a good time. With electronics.
Renewables are just as good as regular stuff. Except it’s not.
Nothing demonstrates commitment to environmental causes like your own plane. Or, Oprah doesn’t get it.
Part Three: Inconvenient Truths
The truth ab0ut alternative energy, it’s not pretty.
The truth about the global warming hoax, it’s not pretty if you’re an alarmist.
Global warming activism and ‘greening’ behaviors come at a price, sometimes a heavy one.
Spanish bubbles, or how renewables threaten the entire system. Ole!
Publications that should know better and present unbiased facts are not always reliable. Science magazine gets busted for pro-AGW bias.
Green technology, it’s reliable. Oh wait, nevermind.
More unreliable green tech
As the UK prepares to part its citizens from their last pound to save the planet, other policies are less helpful.
The BBC finds itself unable to keep up the pretence that the polar bear is endangered:
we are forgetting that the polar bear is a tough and adaptable creature that fossil evidence shows has already survived a much warmer period than the one we’re going through now. This is probably why there is little evidence to support the popular misconception that lots of polar bears are drowning.
GE, the power behind the throne?
A green investment fund closes. Either greens are not putting their money where their mouth is, or hippies are commie dirtbags with no money. I report, you decide.
Big green, just as loaded as big oil.
Alaska, home of way too much ice.
An inconvenient scientific statement: Sun heats Earth, Earth heats the atmosphere. So much for that CO2 varmint.
Another inconvenient scientific statement, and this week’s must read post: 90% of the last million years, the normal state of the Earth’s climate has been an ice age:
For ninety percent of the last million years, the normal state of the Earth’s climate has been an ice age. Ice ages last about 100,000 years, and are punctuated by short periods of warm climate, or interglacials. The last ice age started about 114,000 years ago. It began instantaneously. For a hundred-thousand years, temperatures fell and sheets of ice a mile thick grew to envelop much of North America, Europe and Asia. The ice age ended nearly as abruptly as it began. Between about 12,000 and 10,000 years ago, the temperature in Greenland rose more than 50 °F.
Part Four: AGW in the News
Hippie central approves a massive solar project; next on the agenda is a civic bylaw banning night time.
Think of the bears, why does the Unicorn in chief hate the bears?
Canada’s left coast went to the polls, and the carbon tax survived. This might be considered a victory, except the poor residents of BC had a choice between the carbon tax they already had, or an even worse cap and bend over policy.
Farmers – 0, Fish – 1. And 60,000 jobs are threatened. In California, of course.
Montreal is a pretty city largely spoiled by its residents, but it’s in the news because it is implementing the continent’s largest bike sharing program. (is that like a Bike Torrent?) What could possibly go wrong?:
The earliest community bicycle program, or at least the most legendary, was started in the 1960s by Luud Schimmelpenninck in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This so-called White Bicycle Plan provided free bicycles that were supposed to be used for one trip and then left for someone else. Within a month, most of the bikes had been stolen and the rest were found in nearby canals.
Requiem for a treaty not even written.
Go ahead, Yucca it up. Keep the nuclear option open, or Illinois gets it.
USA Today asks the question, are we cooling or warming? I say we’re cooling on Al Gore and warming to the idea of irrelevant hippies.
Canadians are not great fans of the idea of a carbon tax. Except the aforementioned left coasters who already have it. Suckers.
More bad news for ethanol, it gets it’s biofuel ass kicked by grass with switchblades, or something.
Australia’s Age prints some climate realism. Shockah.
Canada’s (allegedly) Conservative government appoints some climate skeptics to science boards. Hippies are upset that they might not be able to get funding by making stuff up any longer.
Clean coal, or cleaner coal? There is a difference. Nukes are still the best option.
Part Five: Global Hottie
This week’s hottie is James T Kirk’s mom. But in a good way. Star of House and the new trekkie movie, she joins a long line of spotties (space hotties) that have graced the round-up. Skeptics of the world, I give you Jennifer Morrison. Be nice, or Jim Kirk will be on you faster than Al Gore on a donut.
That’s it for another week, thanks for reading.