Archive for August, 2012

Paul Ryan on Climate Science

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Source:  Climate Depot

Climate Depot?s Marc Morano statement: ?Rep. Paul Ryan has an awesome energy & climate record. It will be so refreshing to have a VP candidate who actually understands how warmists like Jamse Hansen, Michael Oppenheimer, Michael Mann, Phil Jones, & Kevin Trenberth have perverted science and turned it into pure politics?

Nice Pick! Romney’s VP Candidate Paul Ryan: Climatologists ‘Intentionally Mislead The Public On Climate Change’ — Ryan: ‘The CRU (Climategate) e-mail scandal reveals a perversion of the scientific method, where data were manipulated to support a predetermined conclusion’

Romney chose well! Special Report about Paul Ryan on Global Warming — ‘According to his voting record on energy and oil, Ryan is about as conservative as they come’

The VP candidate Ryan and Climategate — He understands Climategate perfectly! (more…)

Dangerous and Fool Hardy: Navy use of Biofuels

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Source: Power for USA 

OPINION

Secretary of the Navy Mabus is endangering the lives of our men and women in the armed services by forcing the use of biofuels on the Navy.

He is adhering to Executive Order 13514, October 8, 2009, issued by the president that orders the Defense Department (DOD) and other agencies to cut CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The armed services should not be used as a laboratory for experimenting with methods for cutting GHG emissions, yet Secretary Mabus has pursued this effort with a vengeance.

He has established the goal of having a nuclear carrier strike force with ships, other than the carriers, powered by biofuels. (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Death of the Dollar

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Source:  Alt Market 

OPINION:

by Brandon Smith

Has The Perfect Moment To Kill The Dollar Arrived?

The idea of ?collapse?, social and financial, comes with an incredible array of hypothetical consequences ranging from public dissent and martial law, to the complete disintegration of infrastructure and the devolution of mankind into a swarm of mindless arm chewing cannibals.  In an age of television nirvana and cinema overload, I have found that the collective unconscious of our culture has now defined what collapse is based only on the most narrow of extremes.  If they aren?t being hunted down by machete wielding looters or swastika wearing jackboots, then the average American dupe figures that the country is not in much danger.  Hollywood fantasy has blinded us to the tangible crises at our doorstep.

The reality is that collapse is not a singular event, but a process.  It is a symphony of doom, composed of a series of exponentially more powerful crescendos.  If the past four years since the implosion of the derivatives bubble have proven anything, it is that catastrophe has the ability to drown a nation slowly like a river of molasses, rather than sweep it away like a flash flood.  That said, almost every recorded collapse of modern societies in the past century has been preceded by a primary trigger event; a moment in which the mathematical certainty of failure becomes clear, even if the psychological certainty is muddled. (more…)

You call this ‘compromise’?

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Source:  American Thinker

by Craig Idso

In a Wall Street Journal opinion article published on August 6, 2012, Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, issued an appeal calling for a new climate-change consensus among climate alarmists (those who believe society’s burning of fossil fuels is causing modern-day global warming and who are alarmed at its potential climatic consequences) and climate skeptics (those who consider that mankind’s contribution to present and future climate, if any, will be mostly benign).  (more…)

Romney’s wind energy stance puts him at odds with key Iowa Republicans

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Source:  Yahoo News

DES MOINES?When Mitt Romney arrives  for a fundraiser with local Republicans Tuesday evening, one topic sure to come up could put his efforts to win Iowa this November at serious risk.

Last week, as Romney was winding up a rocky overseas tour, his campaign made front-page news when a spokesman for the GOP candidate told the Des Moines Register Romney opposes a renewal of a tax credit for wind energy suppliers, which is set to expire at the end of this year. (more…)

54.5 mpg and the law of unintended consequences

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Source:  SPPI

Rules that make cars less affordable ? and less safe ? are unethical and should be reconsidered

by Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr.

Legislators and regulators need to observe a fundamental Golden Rule: Do not implement new laws if you have not considered or cannot control important unintended consequences.

A perfect example is the Obama Administration?s plan to increase new car mileage standards, from the currently legislated requirement of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016 to 54.5 mpg by 2025, as an average across each automaker?s complete line of cars and light trucks. (more…)

Reid hopes for carbon pricing bill if Dems keep Senate

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Source:  Senator Inhofe

Washington, D.C. – Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, responded to Senator Harry Reid’s statement today that due to the current heat, droughts, and other hot weather events, skeptics are “not just on the other side of the debate, they’re on the other side of reality.” Senator Reid (D-NV) follows Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT) and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) who took to the Senate floor last week to argue that current weather events are linked to manmade global warming.

“Today I have the pleasure of welcoming my good friend, Senator Reid, back to the global warming debate,” Senator Inhofe said. “Senator Reid said again today what they’ve been saying for years – that ‘the time to act is now’ – yet Senator Reid hasn’t brought a cap-and-trade bill to the floor since 2008, and he’s the one who said that cap-and-trade had been deleted from his dictionary. (more…)

Views from abroad

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Source: Climate Policy Network
1) Germany’s Green Energy Transition May Force Out Industry – Die Welt, 7 August 2012

2) UK Government Scraps Environmental Regulations To Save £400 Million – Energy Efficiency News, 8 August 2012

3) Ivo Vegter: It’s A Disaster That ‘Peak Oil’ Is Not A Disaster – Daily Maverick, 7 August 2012

4) David Bergeron: Solar Subsidies Are ‘Diabolical’ – The Big Questions, 6 August 2012

5) Leo McKinstry: We Pay The Price For Folly Of Green Politics – Daily Express, 8 August 2012

WIND POWER: WE PAY PRICE FOR FOLLY OF GREEN POLITICS

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Source: UK Daily Express

We are starting to get a few more anti-green articles in the UK papers now, this is from the Daily Express, commenting on the recent report that Benny Peiser’s GWPF commissioned.

THE Government?s ideological obsession with wind power is inflicting ever greater damage on Britain, driving up our energy bills and ruining our countryside. Brutalist, expensive and inefficient, wind farms are nothing more than vast monuments to political vanity. They contribute little to our electricity supply, yet they cost us all a fortune.

The full insanity of this approach has been exposed by a new report from respected economist Professor Gordon Hughes, who warns that the Government?s green agenda is likely to push up electricity bills by more than £300 a year by 2020. In total, argues Professor Hughes, the Government?s subsidy for wind power amounts to more than £124billion over the next eight years, a colossal burden on families and businesses at a time when the economy continues to struggle.

Just like the attachment to mass immigration or surrendering to the EU, this policy has been advanced by the coalition, not for the sake of the national interest but solely on the grounds of fashionable political dogma. (more…)

Profits on Carbon Credits Drive Output of a Harmful Gas

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Source:  New York Times

RANJIT NAGAR, India ? When the United Nations wanted to help slow climate change, it established what seemed a sensible system.

Greenhouse gases were rated based on their power to warm the atmosphere. The more dangerous the gas, the more that manufacturers in developing nations would be compensated as they reduced their emissions.

But where the United Nations envisioned environmental reform, some manufacturers of gases used in air-conditioning and refrigeration saw a lucrative business opportunity. (more…)