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  • Plans for massive oil pipeline opposed by environmentalists

    08/18/2011 2:30:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/1/8/11 | Dana Hull
    A controversial proposal to build a massive underground pipeline to carry 700,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Texas has become the environmental issue of the summer, pitting developers and labor unions desperate for construction jobs against environmentalists and Native American tribes who fear the pipeline will spell environmental disaster. TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone XL project would consist of more than 1,700 miles of 36-inch-diameter pipe, about 327 miles of which would be in Canada while the rest would snake southward through the central United States. Because the pipeline would...
  • NASA-funded study: The way to save Western civilization from collapse is communism

    03/19/2014 10:54:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 19 Mar 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    If the United States wants to avoid falling like the Roman Empire, it must avoid “overconsumption” and distribute resources equally, according to a study funded by NASA. “The fall of the Roman Empire, and the equally (if not more) advanced Han, Mauryan, and Gupta Empires, as well as so many advanced Mesopotamian Empires, are all testimony to the fact that advanced, sophisticated, complex, and creative civilizations can be both fragile and impermanent,” reads the NASA-funded report published in the Ecological Economics journal. “Two important features seem to appear across societies that have collapsed,” the study adds. “The stretching of resources...
  • Climate Scientist: Liberals Will Use Carbon Tax to Make Government Bigger

    03/13/2014 6:36:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 13, 2014 - 1:16 PM | Melanie Hunter
    At a hearing Thursday on the Keystone oil pipeline, James Hansen, former director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, testified before Congress that 100 percent of the proceeds from a proposed carbon tax should go to the public, because liberals will try to use part of it to “make the government bigger.” “An important point is that such legislation I think needs to be introduced by conservatives, because I’m afraid liberals will try to take part of the money to make the government bigger. Not one dime should go to the government. 100 percent should go to the public,”...
  • Motherlode Part III ("[Michael]Mann deleted the later part of Briffa’s trees, because it didn’t...

    02/07/2014 9:41:07 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 6 replies
    Real Science ^ | 2/7/2014 | Steven Goddard
    As ugly as this was, it is worse than it seems. Briffa’s trees did match Hansen, 1981. The next graph overlays Briffa on Hansen, 1981 northern latitude temperatures. The match was almost perfect.
  • Ex-NASA scientist says re-industrializing with fossil fuels makes no sense

    05/16/2013 1:35:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Published 15 May 2013 | Updated 16 May 2013 | Arthur Neslen
    A noted climatologist and recently-retired NASA research chief has entered the EU’s energy policy debate, with a warning that any re-industrialization strategy that increases fossil fuels use can only be short-term, irrational and economically wasteful. In a wide-ranging interview with EurActiv, James Hansen branded the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) “ineffectual” and flawed, and accused energy firms of preferring government bribes over investments in clean technology. Hansen, whose Congressional testimony on climate change in 1988 first popularized the issue in the United States, also said that approving the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to bring tar sands fuel from Canada to...
  • NASA Global Warming Extremist Hansen Leaves To Fight Canadian Pipeline

    04/08/2013 6:09:30 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Busibess Daily ^ | April 8, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Climate Change: The man who once compared coal trains to Nazi boxcars headed to crematoria leaves government service to fight what he calls the "pipeline to disaster" and promote his brand of climate quackery. In 2007, Dr. James Hansen testified before the Iowa Utilities Board not in his capacity as a government employee but, in his words, "as a private citizen, a resident of Kintnersville, Pa., on behalf of the planet, of life on Earth, including all species." Hansen told the board, "If we cannot stop the building of more coal-fired power plants, those coal trains will be death trains...
  • How to Destroy Science: Cast Self-Interest as Public Interest

    01/10/2013 12:38:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2013 | Norman Rogers
    ......................Organized science has become another special interest group lobbying for government favors. The temptation to present special-interest appeals as urgent public necessities has become not just irresistible, but commonplace. It is well-known that global warming skeptics are shut out...... ....The true believers in the threat of global warming use "education" and "communication" as euphemisms for suppressing and marginalizing dissenters. This crowd is strongly tempted by totalitarian solutions. The leading advocate of global warming fear, Dr. James Hansen, wants to put people who don't toe the line on trial for crimes against humanity. Peter Gleick, a scientist, a well-known advocate of...
  • In a new study, James Hansen pushes nuclear power as saving more lives than it has harmed

    04/02/2013 5:43:51 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | April 2, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    This is sure to get some enviros in a tizzy.Fukushima I nuclear power plant before the 2011 explosion. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From Chemical and Engineering News of the American Chemical Society:Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It CausesClimate Change: Study estimates that nuclear energy leads to substantially fewer pollution-related deaths and greenhouse gas emissions compared with fossil-fuel sourcesBy Mark SchropeUsing nuclear power in place of fossil-fuel energy sources, such as coal, has prevented some 1.8 million air pollution-related deaths globally and could save millions of more lives in coming decades, concludes a study. The researchers also find that nuclear energy...
  • BREAKING: James Hansen to leave NASA to be full time activist

    04/02/2013 5:37:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | April 1, 2013 | o by Anthony Watts
    I checked first, thinking this was some April Fools joke, it appears legit. (h/t to Tom Nelson and Skiphil)Climate Alarmist Jim Hansen leaving NASA on Wed. to devote himself to legal and political activism:Hansen retiring from NASA to press legal and activist efforts At the same time, retirement will allow Dr. Hansen to press his cause in court. He plans to take a more active role in lawsuits challenging the federal and state governments over their failure to limit emissions, for instance, as well as in fighting the development in Canada of a particularly dirty form of oil extracted...
  • NASA top climate scientist James Hansen to retire from Goddard Institute, sue gov’t

    04/02/2013 3:12:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 2, 2013
    Talk about biting the hand that feeds you! NASA’s James Hansen, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies and a controversial and highly vocal voice of alarm about the planet’s changing climate, will retire as the director of the space institute, NASA announced Tuesday -- and plans to immediately sue his former employer. Hansen will step down from his $180,000 a year position to join a number of lawsuits challenging the federal and state governments for their failure to police industry over man’s effect on the climate, the New York Times reported. Hansen was clearly aware of the irony....
  • A Scientist's Misguided Crusade (Gray lady flips on Keystone and James Hansen.)

    03/08/2013 1:08:45 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 5, 2013 | Joe Nocera
    Last Friday, at 3:40 p.m., the State Department released its “Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement” for the highly contentious Keystone XL pipeline, which Canada hopes to build to move its tar sands oil to refineries in the United States. In effect, the statement said there were no environmental impediments that would prevent President Obama from approving the pipeline. Two hours and 20 minutes later, I received a blast e-mail containing a statement by James Hansen, the head of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA — i.e., NASA’s chief climate scientist. “Keystone XL, if the public were to allow...
  • Top Climate Official: Don't be Confused by Flat-lining Temperatures, Warming is Worse

    01/17/2013 12:07:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | January 16, 2013 5:22 PM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    James Hansen puts an interesting spin on reports of the ninth warmest year on record 2012 was a kind of glass-half full, glass half-empty year in terms of global temperature.   I. Climate Chief: Don't Worry, We're Still Doomed The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) in-depth analysis of satellite and other forms of climate data ruled the year was the ninth warmest on record.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) independent analysis of ground and sea-based climate stations reported that the year was the tenth warmest on record. The NASA report states that the average global temperature was 58.3 degrees Fahrenheit (14.6...
  • Obama's Next Move: the Global Warming Tax [global wealth redistribution]

    11/28/2012 1:59:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2012 | Brian Sussman
    This week the United Nations begins two weeks of climate talks in Doha, Qatar. The primary goal of these meetings is to draw President Obama into accepting a redistribution plan designed extract money from the U.S. economy in the form of a global warming tax and doling out the cash to Third World nations. "There will be expectations from countries to hear a new voice from the United States," said Jennifer Morgan, director of the climate and energy program at the World Resources Institute in Washington...... [SNIP of information] ...The lame duck Obama administration will likely be all over this...
  • Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released...

    10/14/2012 9:40:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 13, 2012 | By David Rose
    The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week. The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012,there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures. This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose,1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years. The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on...
  • Amount of ice in Bering Sea reaches all-time record

    04/13/2012 4:04:34 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    The Register ^ | 11APR2012 | Lewis Page
    The amount of floating ice in the Arctic's Bering Sea - which had long been expected to retreat disastrously by climate-Cassandra organisations such as Greenpeace - reached all-time record high levels last month, according to US researchers monitoring the area using satellites. The US National Snow and Ice Data Center announced last week that ice extent in the Bering for the month of March has now been collated and compared, and is the highest seen since records began.
  • NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati is clueless about what James Hansen is doing ...

    04/13/2012 8:37:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | April 12, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE: 11:30AM 4/12/12 Predictably, Andrew Revkin from the New York Times joins in with the poo-pooing consensus saying it is “utterly unremarkable ” (yet he writes a article about it – go figure). From Revkin’s shuttered in world of living in the woods (he didn’t even know what the TV show Seinfeld was until I brought it to his attention in Climategate2), that’s probably true, but Andy, here is one of your favorite consensus buzzphrases that can be applied: it is an unprecedented letter. There’s no denying that. – Anthony ==========From the Daily Caller, in my opinion, a load of...
  • Chu: We don’t understand the “bumps and wiggles” of climate change, but oh yes, it’s happening

    04/13/2012 1:27:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:46 pm on April 12, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The Obama administration was more vocal about the supposedly dire need to combat climate change toward the beginning of their oh-so-eminent reign, with President Obama out championing the cause at such august events as the U.N. climate conference in 2009. There’s been a bit of a lull in their alarmist-enthusiasm rhetoric in the past year or so (maybe they’ve figured out that concern for climate change is a luxury good during times of economic recession), but it looks like they may be thinking about bringing back the meme to help sell their horrendous energy polices in the run-up to November....
  • NASA swipes back at former astronauts over climate change

    04/13/2012 8:46:41 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:06 AM 04/12/2012 | Alex Pappas
    NASA is swiping back at a group of nearly 50 of its former scientists and astronauts who wrote to accuse the space agency of advocating the “extreme” position that global warming is the result of man-made carbon dioxide.In a March 28 letter addressed to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, 49 former employees said the “unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA’s history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.” But NASA responded on Wednesday by saying they don’t “draw conclusions and issue ‘claims’...
  • Astronauts and scientists send letter to NASA: Stop global warming advocacy

    04/11/2012 8:28:18 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies
    CFACT ^ | April 11, 2012 | swampsniper
    Joint letter from 49 former NASA scientists and astronauts to the current NASA Administrator blasts agency’s policy of ignoring empirical evidence about global warming.
  • Hansen and Schmidt of NASA GISS under fire for climate stance (Letter to Bolden from NASA leaders)

    04/11/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 15 replies
    Watts Up with That ^ | 4-10-2012 | Anthony Watts
    Looks like another GISS miss, more than a few people are getting fed up with Jim Hansen and Gavin Schmidt and their climate shenanigans. Some very prominent NASA voices speak out in a scathing letter to current NASA administrator Charles Bolden, Jr.. When Chris Kraft, the man who presided over NASA’s finest hour, and the engineering miracle of saving Apollo 13 speaks, people listen. Former NASA scientists, astronauts admonish agency on climate change positionFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Blanquita Cullum 703-307-9510 bqview at mac.comJoint letter to NASA Administrator blasts agency’s policy of ignoring empirical evidenceHOUSTON, TX – April 10, 2012.49 former NASA...
  • 50 Astronauts, Scientists, & Engineers Claim GISS Is Turning NASA Into A Laughing Stock!

    04/10/2012 3:40:07 PM PDT · by StACase · 22 replies
    NoTricksZone ^ | 10. April 2012 | P Gosselin
    March 28, 2012 The Honorable Charles Bolden, Jr. NASA Administrator NASA Headquarters Washington, D.C. 20546-0001 Dear Charlie, We, the undersigned, respectfully request that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) refrain from including unproven remarks in public releases and websites. We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated, especially when considering thousands of years of empirical data. With hundreds of well-known climate scientists and tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief in the catastrophic forecasts, coming particularly from...
  • NASA rebellion on global warming [Anti-Hansen letter signed by 50 astronauts, etc,]

    04/11/2012 7:06:09 AM PDT · by Mustang Driver · 20 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2012 | Don Surber
    The 85th Congress and President Eisenhower set up the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to explore space. Government bureaucrat James Hansen has used his position and NASA’s reputation to advance an unscientific agenda that calls for government restrictions on all major industries and any other human activity in the bane of controlling carbon dioxide production. This junk science has made him a millionaire through income outside the government. He is a rogue government agent who no one seems able to supervise. Now 50 top former and current astronauts and NASA scientists and engineers have had enough. They want this crackpot...
  • The incredible power of clouds (and Roy Spencer’s work)

    04/11/2012 9:11:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    JoNova ^ | April 11th, 2012 | Joanne
    Joint Post by Tony Cox and Jo Nova Clouds cool the planet as it warms Clouds cover an enormous 65% of the planet and are responsible for about half of the sunlight that is reflected back out to space.[i] The effects of clouds are so strong that most of the differences between IPCC-favoured-models comes from the assumptions the models make about clouds. Cloud feedbacks are the “largest source of uncertainty”.[ii] Numerous studies show models project wildly different results for clouds, and yet few could correctly simulate clouds as recorded by satellites.[iii] One researcher described our understanding of cloud parameters as...
  • The Right Stuff: what the NASA astronauts say about global warming

    04/11/2012 9:56:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | April 10, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Given the high profile story today about the 49 NASA astronauts, engineers, and scientists who wrote a scathing letter to NASA director Charles Bolden, Jr. saying Jim Hansen and NASA GISS are exemplifying the “wrong stuff”, I thought I’d share this poster contributed by WUWT reader NickFromNYC:
  • Explosion at GM Tech Center; lithium battery is the suspected cause

    04/11/2012 8:51:24 AM PDT · by equaviator · 41 replies
    autoweek.com ^ | 4/11/12 | David Arnouts
    According to WWJ Detroit, there was an explosion at the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, Mich., on Wednesday morning. Deputy Fire Chief Gary Wilkinson said the explosion most likely was related to a lithium battery. Wilkinson told Autoweek that a responder notified the HAZMAT team via radio that the explosion involved lithium batteries in the research facility's Alternative Energy Center. The fire was extinguished and portions of the facility were evacuated, but responders were still on the scene. Two people were taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Check out WWJ CBS Detroit for up-to-the-minute information. Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120411/CARNEWS/120419982#ixzz1rkOFfaeg
  • Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert CO2 (To Hydrocarbons!)

    04/11/2012 8:26:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | 04-11-12 | Jennifer Chu - Provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Copper -- the stuff of pennies and tea kettles -- is also one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuels with relatively little energy. When fashioned into an electrode and stimulated with voltage, copper acts as a strong catalyst, setting off an electrochemical reaction with carbon dioxide that reduces the greenhouse gas to methane or methanol. Various researchers around the world have studied copper’s potential as an energy-efficient means of recycling carbon dioxide emissions in powerplants: Instead of being released into the atmosphere, carbon dioxide would be circulated through a copper catalyst and turned into...
  • BrightSource kills IPO at last minute

    04/12/2012 12:04:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 12, 2012 | by David R. Baker
    BrightSource Energy of Oakland, a solar power-plant developer whose first project won $1.6 billion in federal backing, abruptly canceled its initial public stock offering Wednesday night, just hours before trading was scheduled to begin. The surprise move killed what had been the most hotly anticipated clean-tech IPO this spring. It casts doubt on investor appetite for similar offerings in the future. The cancellation could also revive the debate over federal support for renewable power companies. Solar-module maker Solyndra of Fremont, which received $528 million from the same government program that funded BrightSource's first power plant, also canceled a planned IPO...
  • Another Blunder Affects Taxpayer-Funded EV Battery Company A123

    04/12/2012 1:11:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 12, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    Just as the Department of Energy gave A123 Systems a vote of confidence by extending a deadline until 2014 to spend down its $249 million stimulus grant, the deeply troubled electric vehicle supplier experienced another setback. One of their batteries caused an explosion. The blast occurred yesterday morning in Warren, Mich. at General Motors’ Alternative Energy Center – a research facility – while performing on an A123 battery “intensive tests designed to make it fail,” the Detroit News reported. GM confirmed to Crain’s Detroit Business that chemical gases released by the battery caused the explosion. One employee was sent...
  • Gov’t Spent $205,075 to ‘Translocate’ One Shrub from Path of San Fran Stimulus Project

    04/12/2012 3:38:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 12, 2012 | By Thomas Cloud
    The government spent at least $205,075 in 2010 to “translocate” a single bush in San Francisco that stood in the path of a $1.045 billion highway-renovation project that was partially funded by the economic stimulus legislation President Barack Obama signed in 2009. “In October 2009, an ecologist identified a plant growing in a concrete-bound median strip along Doyle Drive in the Presidio as Arctostaphylos franciscana,” the U.S. Department of Interior reported in the Aug. 10, 2010 edition of the Federal Register. The bush—a Franciscan manzanita—was a specimen of a commercially cultivated species of shrub that can be purchased from nurseries...
  • Scientific advisor alleges administration intentionally falsified records

    03/08/2012 5:52:32 AM PST · by cap10mike · 5 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    From the earliest days of the Wild West, water rights have always been a bone of contention and, no doubt, the cause of more than one gunfight. It’s still an issue to this day. But instead of being a dispute between farmer and rancher or cattleman and sheepherder, it’s now a battle between people and fish. Two years ago, the Delta smelt, a tiny, minnow-like fish, caused a brouhaha. In an effort to save this fish (which has no commercial value whatsoever), water supplies to California’s Central Valley were severely limited. As a direct result, this fertile agricultural center was...
  • A Strategy to Stop EPA Science Abuse

    04/11/2012 12:13:57 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2012 | John Dale Dunn & Steve Milloy
    There is a way to stop the EPA's abuse of science and prevent their continued aggressive regulatory activity that destroys the economy and causes harm to Americans. Primarily, we have to hold the EPA to good scientific principles and stop the EPA's overreaching and panic-mongering. The method that will work is a well-established judicial and legal demand for good scientific evidence as described in the Daubert supreme court opinion, explained in the book by the Federal Judicial Center -- the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence. The Supreme Court opinion in Daubert v. Merrell Dow, 509 U.S. 579 (1993) set out...
  • 'Consensus' on Global Warming is a Manmade Concept

    02/29/2012 11:35:00 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/29/2012 | Tom Gantert
    With the ongoing media coverage of a well-known scientist lying to get confidential documents from the Heartland Institute regarding global warming, there’s been consistent reporting in the media about the “scientific consensus” that climate change is manmade. Numerous articles on blogs and news sites cite that scientific “consensus” of man-made global warming without citing any reference. The phrase may be a reference to the body of work done over the years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which involves work done by thousands of scientists from more than 120 governments. John Christy, director of the Earth System Science Center...
  • Ends of the Green Agenda

    03/06/2012 7:07:59 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 8 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | March 6, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Costs of Algae Biofuel* By: Larry Walker, Jr. *Detective Thorn: It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them! ~ Memorable quotes from Soylent Green * The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), reported that gasoline prices have risen from an average price of $1.61, in the week ending December 29, 2008, to $3.72, as of the week ending February 27, 2012 (see chart above). So with gasoline prices on a tear having risen by 131%...
  • Forget climate change, we must focus on the real issue

    03/10/2012 5:10:17 AM PST · by No One Special · 6 replies
    Autonomous Mind ^ | February 6, 2012 | Autonomous Mind
    Over at Bishop Hill there is a post titled A Study in Groupthink that looks at an exchange of Twitter comments between Maurizio Morabito ( @Omnologos ) and Bora Zivkovic ( @BoraZ ), the blogs editor at Scientific American. The author of the Bishop Hill blog, Andrew Montford, explains in his post that Zivkovic is clearly very much out of the same mould as Peter Gleick, which I take to mean an unswerving true believer, a rigid in his views who sees anyone dissenting from what he chooses to believe in and argue for as ultimately evil or corrupted by...
  • President Obama’s green energy-efficient lightbulb not a bright idea

    03/12/2012 2:28:33 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 8 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | March 10, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    On one issue, President Barack Obama is depressingly consistent. Just this week, he once again sounded the alarm about the dangers of fossil fuels and the need to pursue alternative sources of energy. He is also determined to purse “green” energy projects, despite some well publicized disasters such as Solyndra. In spite of $535 million in federal government loans, the solar panel manufacturer went bankrupt. The administration was able to stage some nice photo opportunities, but the public’s money was wasted.
  • California Insurance Commissioner propagates Climate Change Hoax

    03/22/2012 4:33:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Halfway to Concord ^ | 3/22/12 | Bill Gram-Reefer
    California Democrat Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones along with his union oriented brothers and sisters now require California Insurance companies that wrote over $300M in business last year to respond to the a questionnaire concerning how their business and operations are impacted by and addressing disproven climate change faux science. This may be just another strategy for Jones to drive insurers from California so he can be first in line to be Obamacare Czar in California.The Workers Comp Executive wonders, “Next we expect the Department to make inquiries as regards carrier preparation for the coming zombie apocalypse or even the invasion...
  • Obama, if wind works so well why are Scots facing "heat or eat?" and paying over $7.00 for gas?

    03/26/2012 9:03:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies · 5+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/26/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Scotland, one of Barack Obama’s models for his bogus wind power scam has literally seen the wind go out of her socialist politically correct sails. Scotland is the poster boy for the failure of wind power as a genuine source of energy. All of the high and mighty talk about wind as a viable alternative source of energy is now gone, not in the strong productive winds of the drawing board, but with the gentle breezes that are Scotland’s reality. The Scottish government’s ill-advised but politically correct “wind; not fossil fuel” scheme has so devastated the average Scottish household’s economy...
  • Missing from Obama’s big energy tour: not a single word about GHGs or CO2 or climate

    03/27/2012 9:29:12 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-27-12 | Alec Rawls
    Obama's first big energy-policy speech was to the United Nations in 2009 when he boldly told the entire world that it had to get off of fossil fuels because: "the threat from climate change is serious, it is urgent, and it is growing." "Rising sea levels threaten every coastline," blah, blah, blah, but to the true believers, it was lines from a psalm: More powerful storms and floods threaten every continent. More frequent drought and crop failures breed hunger and conflict. All the largest emitters of greenhouse gas pollution [must] act together. Wind turbines and solar panels and batteries for...
  • How long does global warming have to stop to prove global warming has stopped?

    04/02/2012 10:11:55 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 8 replies
    Those who insist that a fraction of a degree over a century and a half is evidence of global warming raging out of control aren’t real keen on what would disprove their alarmist theory. But one of the high priest gurus of the movement said this not too long ago. . .
  • Global warming disaster looming? Or, ho hum?

    03/27/2012 1:02:37 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 5 replies
    You might have noticed the blaring headlines of doom: (Reuters) – The world is close to reaching tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, making this decade critical in efforts to contain global warming, scientists warned on Monday. Of course, this alarmism lives in a computer projection of how things will be in the future. Not in reality. They rely on a theoretic CO2 cause-and-effect all out of proportion to reality. So, how has that global warming phenomenon actually been going? There’s a different headline for that . . .
  • 1,306,375,000,000 gallons of oil used per year worldwide

    03/30/2012 9:05:13 AM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 8 replies
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    1,306,375,000,000 gallons of oil used per year worldwide A partial list of products made from Petroleum (144 of 6000 items) One 42-gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline. The rest (over half) is used to make things like: Solvents Diesel fuel Motor Oil Bearing Grease Ink Floor Wax Ballpoint Pens Football Cleats Upholstery Sweaters Boats Insecticides Bicycle Tires Sports Car Bodies Nail Polish Fishing lures Dresses Tires Golf Bags Perfumes Cassettes Dishwasher parts Tool Boxes Shoe Polish Motorcycle Helmet Caulking Petroleum Jelly Transparent Tape CD Player Faucet Washers Antiseptics Clothesline Curtains Food Preservatives Basketballs Soap Vitamin Capsules Antihistamines...
  • Unsustainable Green Jobs

    04/04/2012 9:16:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 4, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently even college campuses aren’t providing green jobs anymore. A survey by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (Aashe) “showed that creation of new sustainability positions peaked in 2008, then dropped 31 percent in 2009,” Dave Newport reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education on April 6, 2012. Newport directs the Environmental Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. That actually might be a better record than the Obama Administration has amassed in its much-touted—at least by administration officials—green jobs program. The Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) found that “ETA and grantees...
  • Some Very Political Science

    04/11/2012 7:08:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The news is stuffed with "studies" in which "experts" tell us how we should behave. One recently found that conservatives have lost their trust in science over the last 40 years. That's probably because the very political academics of science are routinely summoned to prove the right-wingers are not only wrong but dangerously wrong and not just dangerously wrong but evil, too. These studies are laughable. First, there was the study purporting to prove that conservatism appeals to low-intelligence racists "who have trouble grasping the complexity of the world." Then there was the scientific study that parents should be allowed...
  • Global warming makes things hotter, colder, all of the above

    02/29/2012 3:47:22 PM PST · by landsbaum · 7 replies
    We noticed years ago that global warming not only was caused by everything we do, according to the alarmists, but that global warming caused nearly everything – including oddly enough, global cooling. We came across this news clipping today at Creative Minority Report, which dubbed it the “Greatest Global Warming Headline … Evah!” We have to agree: . . .
  • The private world of global warming public service

    03/02/2012 3:19:49 PM PST · by landsbaum · 3 replies
    Attempts to look at the taxpayer-funded ruminations of a taxpayer-funded climate researcher suffered a setback today in Virginia where a split decision by the state’s high court said essentially, it’s none of your business what Michael Mann was writing about his taxpayer-funded work. State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli lost a verdict that permits continued suppression of evidence in the Michael Mann “hockey stick” graph controversy. But it’s probably not the last note in this song, not by a long shot....
  • The Global Warming Salesmen (braying)

    04/12/2012 4:47:31 AM PDT · by bray
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 4/11/12 | bray
    This is how we know that we LOVE the children of God: by LOVING God and carrying out his commands. 1 John 5:2 Last night was the first time I ever witnessed Phil Mote and his band of Merry Tricksters. How appropriate that the first thing the moderator did was to exaggerate the Warmist believers numbers at 95% when the hands looked closer to 80% which was low considering it was pretty obvious PSU was stuffing the room. Considering the Earth’s Magic Elixir show was at PSU it had to be a pretty disappointing turnout for the high priests of...
  • Global warming alarmism becoming much less alarming

    04/11/2012 4:47:43 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 1 replies
    We’ve noticed a growing trend: global warming alarmism is becoming much less alarming. Maybe it’s the Cry Wolf syndrome. Maybe it’s just taking notice of reality. Maybe it’s only a fad that’s run its course. Nevertheless, there’s more evidence every day: . . .
  • Hansen and Schmidt of NASA GISS under fire: Engineers, ....... ask NASA administration......

    04/10/2012 10:45:36 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | April 10, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on April 10, 2012 by Anthony Watts An embarrasing image for NASA: James Hansen, arrested in front of the White House in Keystone pipeline protest. Image: via Wonk RoomLooks like another GISS miss, more than a few people are getting fed up with Jim Hansen and Gavin Schmidt and their shenanigans. Some prominent NASA voices speak out.Former NASA scientists, astronauts admonish agency on climate change positionFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Blanquita Cullum 703-307-9510 bqview at mac.comJoint letter to NASA Administrator blasts agency’s policy of ignoring empirical evidence HOUSTON, TX – April 10, 2012.49 former NASA scientists and astronauts sent a letter...
  • Hansen on skeptics – we are winning ( ROFL!,,,He hasn't seen the letter yet...)

    04/10/2012 11:28:33 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | April 10, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on April 10, 2012 by Anthony Watts Taken at the Energy Crossroads conference in Denmark on 12 March 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Though, he still thinks we are all funded by some sort of “machine”. It never occurs to him that he’s fight a guerrilla war and that most skeptics are self motivated.Update: the UK telegraph has a similar story hereScientist hits climate change skepticism – UPI.com EDINBURGH,Scotland,April 9 (UPI) –Environmentalists and climate scientists,facing public skepticism,are losing the debate on global warming,a U.S. scientist who first raised the issue says.James Hansen,director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies,who issued...
  • NASA’s Hansen made up to $750,000 on the side in 2010

    11/19/2011 3:49:50 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 18 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2011 | Don Surber
    UPDATE on November 19, 2011: The outside income estimate doubled. From Glenn Reynolds: “JAMES HANSEN FINANCIAL SCANDAL? Hey, there’s nothing wrong with professors making outside income. But when it’s for global warming activism, it does call your scientific neutrality into question. In Hansen’s defense, no serious person has believed that he possessed scientific neutrality for years. But anybody who owns an $8000 engraved Montres Rolex watch is clearly part of the 1%, no?” THE ORIGINAL POST Government bureaucrat James Hansen pulled down up to $750,000 last year in speeches and prize money. The American Tradition Institute reported: “As it waits...