State Department Air Conditioning Destroying World

State Department Air Conditioning Destroying World — Secretary of State John Kerry has declared air conditioners to be a threat as great as ISIS.

State Department Air Conditioning Destroying WorldCaring people are circulating a petition calling for the removal of air conditioners from State Department property.

One can sign it here.

Think of the children.

State Department Air Conditioning Destroying World

Meehan Gets Progressive Praise

Meehan Gets Progressive Praise
Pat Meehan, man of the left?

Meehan Gets Progressive Praise — Congressman Pat Meehan (R-Pa7) is being lauded by uber-left ThinkProgress for being among the Republicans signing on for action on climate change.

Wonder if Pat heard Marco Rubio explain at the March 10 presidential debate  how no law can impact climate change yet any law attempting so would raise energy cost $20 or $30 per month for working people.

Does Pat, who has recently moved to upscale Chadds Ford from working-class Drexel Hill, care about working people anymore?

It’s worth noting that ThinkProgress also praises Pennsylvania Republican congressmen Mike Fitzpatrick of the 8th District and Ryan Costello of the 6th District for getting their minds right on the benefits of feudalism.

We like the environment too. In lieu of  making life harder for the elderly and working people and the homeless — actually global warming would help that category — we offer these suggestions on how to get others on board in the fight against “climate change”

  • Rather than push things that make life harder push things that make life easier. Most would prefer telecommuting to driving. Encourage business to make it happen for jobs were it is possible. Most would prefer not stopping at toll booths. Toll booths snarl traffic which means more pollution which means more greenhouse gas. Make all bridges and roads free.
  • Push for nuclear energy. Replacing all coal and gas electrical plants with nuclear ones would do more to stop global warming that a hyperloop train in every town. Once upon a time, it was thought that nukes would lead to electricity “too cheap to meter.” Safety concerns and nuclear waste (and greed and over-regulation) have made many feel that was but a pipe dream. It remains possible in theory, though, hence it remains possible and with wisdom meter-less electricity can be made to happen. Make it a goal and sell it if you really care about “climate change”.

By the way Pat, that’s strike two.

Meehan Gets Progressive Praise

 

Climate Change Accord Celebrated By Clueless

Climate Change Accord Celebrated By Clueless
Begonias in bloom in Philadelphia in the bleak midwinter.

Climate Change Accord Celebrated — Today’s (Dec. 14) front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer includes a celebratory article of Saturday’s approval in Paris of an accord to limit emissions of greenhouse gases.

Accepting the accord were representatives from 196 nations including Russia, China and Saudi Arabia. The gases are blamed for the warming of the planet.

The Associated Press article by Seth Borenstein makes an assumption that this accord will be approved by the Senate — it is not legally binding if it doesn’t — much less that it will be followed by the other nations.

By the way, there are no penalties for nations that fail to keep the demands.

The AP article could not be found on the Inquirer‘s website which carries this less biased one.

Considering the 70 degree December the Northeast is having, it is certainly an auspicious time for proponents of world-wide neo-feudalism to promote this foolish excuse for more corruption, and we’d like to note that conservation is a good thing, pollution is a bad thing and the progressing beyond fossil fuel is a desirable thing. However, the United States does not need to bind itself to anything to do so and any money it gives internationally is far more likely to enrich true bastards than accomplish the claimed goals.

If one really believes that global warming is a man-made crisis one should comprehend that there are practical, commonsense steps that would be far more effective in addressing it than any of the garbage that came out of France. The most obvious one would be the replacement of all coal-fired power plants with nuclear ones, followed by the replacement of all gas-fired power plants. Scary? Hey, when certain doom looms you gotta roll the dice.

Less scary things that aren’t on the table would be the saving of hydr0-electric dams, the  promotion of telecommuting and the speedy elimination of traffic bottlenecks. The latter would mean repealing the Davis-Bacon Act which significantly inflates the cost of highway construction in the United States. This repeal is vehemently opposed by the same forces that scream the dire fate that global warming portends from the other side of their mouths. It would also mean ending toll roads which are government created traffic bottle necks, something also opposed by the same political factions that cry global warming.

And the failure to do the simple, commonsense things that would not only effectively address the problem but make life easier, rather than harder, for the little guy is what make us think global warming is a scam despite the 70 degree December.

Climate Change Accord Celebrated By Clueless

 

 

Pope Accepts Global Warming, We Don’t

Pope Francis, yesterday, June 18, released Laudato Si the first encyclical addressing the environment in Catholic Church history. Pope Accepts Global Warming, We Don't. Pope Accepts Global Warming, We Don't. Pope Accepts Global Warming, We Don't. Pope Accepts Global Warming, We Don't. Pope Accepts Global Warming, We Don't. Pope Accepts Global Warming, We Don't. Pope Accepts Global Warming, We Don't. Pope Accepts Global Warming, We Don't. Pope Accepts Global Warming, We Don't. Pope Accepts Global Warming, We Don't. Pope Accepts Global Warming, We Don't.

Most of it is hard to argue with. Greed is bad. Waste is bad. Pollution is bad.

Oh yeah, and abortion and euthanasia are bad.

However, Francis also felt obliged to chime in that global warming is primarily man-made and is an oppressive burden on the poor.

Taking that to its logical conclusion means those living in poor nations should no longer aspire to have global-warming producing things like refrigerators and air conditioners and computer networks, much less cars.

Saying people with brown skin should end their dreams of having these blessings strikes us as kind of mean.

Anyway, we remain global warming skeptics for the same reasons we stated in January:

1. The leading supporters hid data that contradicted their public conclusions and treated dissenters politically with attempts to punish and silence them rather than in accordance with the canons of science which would be giving them full and fair hearing then refuting them openly.

2. Falsities have been found in the arguments of those claiming anthropogenic global warming (AGW).

3. Hypocrisy has been found in the lifestyles of those claiming AGW. Really, if you believe that a particular behavior is going to destroy the lives of your children you don’t charter jets to catch New Year’s shows on different continents.  Nor do you live in energy-wasting villas. Either the activists don’t believe in what they say or they don’t care. We find this strange if one is talking about the end of the world.

4. The commonsense and practical actions that would drastically alleviate the claimed causes of AGW have been ignored, and even opposed by the supporters of AGW. When was the last time  you heard an AGW claimer exhorting for more telecommuting? How about nuclear power? If the effort was made circa Y2K to replace every coal plant in this nation with a nuke, alleged AGW gases would be half diminished by now. Even more bizarrely why do AGW claimers support the removal of hydro-electric dams to be replaced by AGW producing plants?

We can go on noting opposition to streamlining the removal of traffic bottlenecks by ending Davis-Bacon requirements, and toll roads.

Frankly, any of these by themselves is damning to the argument. As there are four of them color us extremely skeptical.

Also, while arguments from authority are anything but definitive, we will note that highly accredited and accomplished persons in the field of climate study doubt it is occurring. These include Joe Bastardi, longtime of Accuweather, and John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel; and Dr. Roy Spencer, who pioneered temperature-based satellite monitoring.

For those who accept Francis’ declaration, we can find common ground regarding point 4. Are you green activists ready to fight to save hydro-electric dams and replace our coal plants with nukes? How about ending Davis-Bacon and other prevailing wage laws so we can free up some cash to remove traffic bottlenecks?

Another point: If you are willing to accept his declaration on global warming are you willing to accept his declarations on abortion and gay marriage?

Pope Accepts Global Warming, We Don’t.

New Pacific Island Appears

New Pacific Island Appears off Tonga
This one-mile island has just appeared off of Tonga in the South Pacific according to The Telegraph.

For the last decade-plus we have been told the islands of the South Pacific are going to disappear due to global warming. Here’s a whole website devoted to the plight of Tuvalu. Ignore the fact that it hasn’t been updated since Nov. 20, 2010.

But what about the islands that are appearing? It sort of puts paid to the idea that “change” is a one-way street.

United Kingdom-based The Telegraph, yesterday, March 11, featured a nice story regarding the appearance of a new one-mile island off Tonga along with its exploration by Tonga residents Gianpiero Orbassano and Branko Sugar along with an unidentified friend.

Of course, maybe the island was there all along and is just moved around by some guy in its basement turning a giant wheel. No mention about any smoke monsters, though.

New Pacific Island Appears

 

 

 

Pope Francis AGW Conservatives

Pope Francis, yesterday, Jan. 18, in Manila made a strong environmental statement and again lent support to the theory that global warming is happening and is man made i.e. “anthropogenic” .

Conservatives are again angry at Francis.

Our suggestion is that rather than curse the darkness, light a candle.

Many decent people believe in anthropogenic global warming (AGW). Ask yourself why you don’t.

To help, here are our reasons for skepticism:

1. The leading supporters hid data that contradicted their public conclusions and treated dissenters politically with attempts to punish and silence them rather than in accordance with the canons of science which would be giving them full and fair hearing then refuting them openly.

2. Falsities have been found in the arguments of those claiming AGW.

3. Hypocrisy has been found in the lifestyles of those claiming AGW. Really, if you believe that a particular behavior is going to destroy the lives of your children you don’t charter jets to catch New Year’s shows on different continents.  Nor do you live in energy-wasting villas. Either the activists don’t believe in what they say or they don’t care. We find this strange if one is talking about the end of the world.

4. The commonsense and practical actions that would drastically alleviate the claimed causes of AGW have been ignored, and even opposed by the supporters of AGW. When was the last time  you heard an AGW claimer exhorting for more telecommuting? How about nuclear power? If the effort was made circa Y2K to replace every coal plant in this nation with a nuke, alleged AGW gases would be half diminished by now. Even more bizarrely why do AGW claimers support the removal of hydro-electric dams to be replaced by AGW producing plants?

We can go on noting opposition to streamlining the removal of traffic bottlenecks by ending Davis-Bacon requirements, and toll roads.

Frankly, any of these by themselves is damning to the argument. As there are four of them color us extremely skeptical.

Also, while arguments from authority are anything but definitive, we will note that highly accredited and accomplished persons in the field of climate study doubt it is occurring. These include Joe Bastardi, longtime of Accuweather, and John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel; and Dr. Roy Spencer, who pioneered temperature-based satellite monitoring.

Pope Francis AGW Conservatives

Pope Francis AGW Conservatives
And Pope Francis AGW Conservatives

Pope Francis AGW views have conservatives angry.

Global Warming Afflicts Pennsylvania

Global Warming 2014

Proof positive that global warming afflicts Pennsylvania. Two days after Nov. 26 snowfall, the white stuff remained on the ground in Concord Township. Here, Miranda and Anthony give tips to their cousin Skyler about how to throw a snowball. Skyler is from Florida and it is the first time she has experienced snow.

Global Warming Afflicts Pennsylvania

November Surfing In Buffalo

Global warming has to be happening. Here it is November and they are surfing in Buffalo, N.Y.

Or just outside it. The water is Lake Erie and the actual location is Sunset Bay, N.Y.

The surfers are Kevin and Kristin and their safari occurred yesterday, Nov. 18. The video is not very long for some reason. There certainly isn’t a whole lot of shots of the pair in the water.

 Hat tip Digg.com

November Surfing In Buffalo

November Surfing In Buffalo (Sunset Bay, N. Y.)
November Surfing In Buffalo (Sunset Bay, N. Y.)

 

Ivanpah Solar Plant Not Producing What Was Hoped

The  Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System built on five square miles of environmentally sensitive desert on the California-Nevada border is only producing about half the electricity expected.

The plant, the world’s largest, opened in February and was backed by $1.6 billion in federal loan guarantees.

Ivanpah Solar Plant Not Producing What Was Hoped

Ivanpah Solar Plant Not Producing What Was Hoped