How do you top making national news for bigotry? Trying getting people to “Give Up (Eating) Hamburgers to Stop Climate Change.”
For loony lefty syndicated columnist David Sirota, it’s all just another day at the office. Sirota made national news for his bizarre and bigoted hope that the Boston bomber would turn out to be “a white American.”
Fresh off that fiasco, Sirota has turned his sights to changing the climate by changing America’s diet. According to Sirota’s May 2 column, “the fastest way to reduce climate change” simply “requires us all to eat fewer animal products.” Read the rest of this entry »
Source: The Breakthrough
How the Left Lost Sight of Social Justice
Social justice was once synonymous with equal access to modern amenities — electric lighting so poor children could read at night, refrigerators so milk could be kept on hand, and washing machines to save the hands and backs of women. But today’s leading left-wing leaders, such as 350.org’s Naomi Klein, advocate a return to energy penury and harmonizing human civilization to Nature.
by Michael Shellenberger & Ted Nordhaus
Over the last few decades, humans achieved one of the most remarkable victories for social justice in the history of the species. The percentage of people who live in extreme poverty — under $1.25 per day — was halved between 1990 and 2010. Average life expectancy globally rose from 56 to 68 years since 1970. And hundreds of millions of desperately poor people went from burning dung and wood for fuel (whose smoke takes two million souls a year) to using electricity, allowing them to enjoy refrigerators, washing machines, and smoke-free stoves. Read the rest of this entry »
Source: Wash Times
CHICAGO, April 10, 2013—Exports from the Pacific Northwest are an ongoing battleground in the environmental war on coal. Last week, the Sierra Club and three other groups announced that they would file suit against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and six coal companies over shipments of coal in open-topped train cars. The announcement is an escalation in the three-year battle to stop new export terminals proposed for ports in Washington and Oregon. Underlying all the rhetoric is a concern that mankind is causing dangerous global warming. Read the rest of this entry »
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Again, one picture worth a thousand words.
The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism is the first book on climate change that is fun to read. Using figures, cartoons, and whimsical sidebars, Steve Goreham describes our crazy world, which is far down the primrose path of global warming fantasy. Contrary to popular consensus, global warming is natural and cars are innocent. But this book is not short on science. Goreham uses charts, graphs, and references to dozens of scientific papers to support his arguments. He shows that icecap melting, stronger storms, polar bear extinction, and many other climate fears are unfounded. At the same time, his large collection of zany pictures and quotes grabs the reader’s interest. Learn the real story about climate change.
UPDATE: 12:50PM PDT
The photo and caption has been removed – gone from the web page.
But is is permanently archived here: http://www.webcitation.org/6GJvAbb2t
Also, its time to again read: http://sppiblog.org/news/the-97-consensus-is-only-75-self-selected-climatologists
Book Review on Amazon
About the Author
Here is the book:
Here is my response to a Professor C. Kennedy’s attack on Steve:
“I stopped reading C. Kennedy’s review when I read the following:
“HI is supported by unnamed donors and (among other pursuits) uses pseudoscience to question the broad, mainstream scientific consensus on topics ranging from the harmful nature of second-hand smoke to climate change. (Of course, the fact that previously-identified donors include Phillip Morris and Exxon has no bearing on their “scientific” positions!!!!)”
This is stupid, Professor Kennedy. Even if Goreham was funded by such sources (he is not), your bringing this up is a logical fallacy you should be ashamed of as a teacher of young minds. Nature cares not one whit about who funds whom. It just does what it does and it is your job to try to figure it out without resorting to stupid attacks on the messenger with whom you disagree. Shame.”
Tom Harris, B. Eng., M. Eng. (Mech.)
International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC)
P.O. Box 23013
From: Alison Bridger [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Thank you for sharing your concerns. The Department of Meteorology and Climate Science has removed the material in question from its website, and regrets what was clearly an ill-conceived attempt at satire. Please be assured the university does not condone book burning for any reason.
Alison F.C. Bridger
Professor & Chair
Department of Meteorology and Climate Science
San Jose State University tel 408.924.5206
One Washington Square fax 408.924.5191
Source: No Frakking Consensus
by Donna Laframboise
According to Canada’s most prominent environmentalist, the mining of gold, silver, copper and other minerals poses an unacceptable risk to the planet’s atmosphere.
I quoted Andrea Jennetta, who points out that “pretty much everything we use in modern life – including every form of renewable energy you can think of – requires the extensive mining of raw materials from the earth.” Read the rest of this entry »
Source: No Frakking Consensus
Mining the iron ore needed to build wind farms entails ripping mountains and valleys “to shreds.”
She also writes the I Dig U[ranium] Mining blog. One of her recent posts is titled Wind Turbines and ‘Dirty’ Mines – Hypocrisy at its Finest. It is accompanied by a large photo of an iron ore mine with the words “This is where wind turbines come from” superimposed over it. You can see that photo here.
In her blog post, Jennetta says “anti-industrial activists” like to “show people how sausage is made” so that hopefully they’ll never eat the stuff again. And they’ll fight tooth-and-nail to block any sausage factory from ever being built anywhere near where they live. Read the rest of this entry »
Source: USA Today
Several cities had their snowiest single month of all time in April.
“The weather map … looks like something out ofThe Twilight Zone,” Minneapolis meteorologist Paul Douglas of WeatherNation TV wrote on his blog last week.
Record cold and snow has been reported in dozens of cities, with the worst of the chill in the Rockies, upper Midwest and northern Plains. Several baseball games have been snowed out in both Denver and Minneapolis. Read the rest of this entry »
Source: The Hill
Dem resolution warns climate change could push women to ‘transactional sex’
Several House Democrats are calling on Congress to recognize that climate change is hurting women more than men, and could even drive poor women to “transactional sex” for survival.
The resolution, from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and a dozen other Democrats, says the results of climate change include drought and reduced agricultural output. It says these changes can be particularly harmful for women. Read the rest of this entry »
Source: SPPI Blog
We don’t need to restrict oil or gas exports. We need to open more lands to leasing and drilling.
by Paul Driessen
The interminable war on drilling, fracking and the Keystone XL pipeline has taken some bizarre turns. Now it’s getting worse, as opponents grow more desperate, and the moon again grows full.
Deepwater drilling, 3-dimension and 4-D seismic (the ability to visualize 3-D over many years), deep horizon horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, and other technological marvels have obliterated environmentalist claims that the United States and world are running out of oil and gas – and therefore we need to switch to subsidized, land-hungry, job-killing wind turbines, solar panels and biofuels. Read the rest of this entry »
by Christopher Booker
Last week it was reported that 3,318 places in the USA had recorded their lowest temperatures for this time of year since records began. Similar record cold was experienced by places in every province of Canada. So cold has the Russian winter been that Moscow had its deepest snowfall in 134 years of observations. Here in Britain, where we had our fifth freezing winter in a row, the Central England Temperature record – according to an expert analysis on the US science blog Watts Up With That – shows that in this century, average winter temperatures have dropped by 1.45C, more than twice as much as their rise between 1850 and 1999, and twice as much as the entire net rise in global temperatures recorded in the 20th century. Read the rest of this entry »
|Global warming which has been the subject of so many discussions in recent years, may give way to global cooling. According to scientists from the Pulkovo Observatory in St.Petersburg, solar activity is waning, so the average yearly temperature will begin to decline as well. Scientists from Britain and the US chime in saying that forecasts for global cooling are far from groundless. –The Voice of Russia, 22 April 2013 Read the rest of this entry »|
Source: No Frakking Consenses
by Donna Laframboise
Confronted with what some believe is a house on fire, Canadian Members of Parliament retire to the shadows and whisper to each other in secret.
There’s a disturbing article in the weekend edition of Canada’s National Post. It’s titled Federal politicians use non-partisan climate group to meet in ‘safe space’ behind closed doors.
Apparently, our elected Members of Parliament (MPs) are on a par with sex abuse victims. They need a “safe space” to talk about what’s supposed to be the planet’s most pressing problem. Confronted with what some believe is a house on fire, they retire to the shadows and whisper to each other in secret. Read the rest of this entry »
As traditional energy sources go from doom and gloom to boom
If you had told environmentalists on Election Day 2008 that four years later there’d be no successor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol, that a Democratic Congress would not have enacted any meaningful climate legislation, that domestic oil production would be soaring even after a catastrophic offshore oil spill, and that the environmental community would be having a lively internal debate about whether it should support reviving nuclear power, most might have marched into the ocean to drown themselves. Yet that’s the state of play four months into President Obama’s second term. Read the rest of this entry »
Source: National Journal
By Marlo Lewis
Why is there is no momentum in Congress for the “comprehensive energy and climate legislation” once proudly championed by the Obama administration and environmental activists?
Starting with the most obvious reasons, 29 Democrats who voted for the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill in June 2009 got pink slips from their constituents in November 2010. Key to defeating Waxman-Markey was its exposure as a stealth energy tax. This prompted a search for “other ways to skin the cat,” but finding other ways to fool the public was not easy.
With few options to pick from, some climate activists now advocate carbon taxes. Most congressional Democrats, however, are reluctant to tax carbon unless the GOP gives them bipartisan cover. But most Republicans realize that if they cave on carbon taxes, they will demoralize and divide their base.
In addition, few members of Congress want to take responsibility for raising energy prices during a period of high unemployment and anemic economic growth. Read the rest of this entry »