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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Reconsidering Ethanol

Even some environmentalists are beginning to acknowledge that, with respect to “green” fuels, there is no free lunch.  Damaging collateral effects of ethanol production, it’s now clear, outweigh the touted benefits.  Other “green” fuels remain uneconomic.

It’s Final—Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More Liberal-Progressive Thought Control

Social scientists too often today are identified with suppression of traditional scientific pursuit of truth via unconstrained consideration of all evidence. Some have become, instead, political propagandists for Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s unfounded theories of human nature and of Karl Marx’s philosophy of materialistic determinism. 

This is hardly surprising, given the origin of the concept of social sciences by the French Encyclopedists in the period leading into the 1789 French Revolution, out of which came the materialistic religion of socialism.

For an account that illustrates the close-mindedness of today’s so-called social scientists, read Welcome to the Jungle.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Big Brother At Work

In liberal-progressivism’s PC world, free speech, common sense, and original constitutionalism must be hunted down and exterminated.

The real cost of Climate McCarthyism, apart from big bills, is to free speech

 

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Obama’s Unshakeable Faith In Mythology

The president’s faith in the fantasy of man-made global warming would be charming were it not so savagely destructive. 

That faith drives Obama to destroy the coal mining industry, throwing thousands of people out of work, while championing “green” energy that is far less efficient and vastly more expensive than petroleum and natural gas.  To the extent that Obama’s power-grab pretensions become realized, individuals’ heating and lighting bills will increase substantially, and businesses will have to raise prices to cover increased energy costs.

After 17 years years without global warming, despite endless predictions of doom, one has to wonder whether something other an interest in science is driving the president.

A major motive, revealed by the “climate gate” scandal, is perpetrators’ aspiration to become gods, presuming the power to control the earth’s climate by gaining dictatorial regulatory control over earth’s inhabitants.  No less compelling for the president’s “scientific” cohort is the immense flow of taxpayers’ money with which they enrich themselves.

Fortunately, increasing numbers of real scientists are recognizing that the Emperor Obama is wearing no clothes and that the UN’s IPCC reports are nothing more than campaign speeches for personal glory and political power.  See here, here, here, here, here, and here.

 

 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Feckless And Destructive Government Intervention

However well-intentioned the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies, they have done almost nothing to create jobs for ordinary citizens, while greatly enriching Wall Street bankers and stock market speculators.

Friday, March 07, 2014

If The Evidence Doesn’t Support Your Preconception, Hide It

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has downplayed evidence that the global climate is considerably less sensitive to greenhouse gases than climate models are estimating.

Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn’t THERMAGEDDON

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Cost Of Junk Science

GERMAN GOVERNMENT ADVISERS CALL FOR ABOLITION OF RENEWABLES SUBSIDIES


BASF, the world’s biggest chemical maker by sales, will make the most of its capital investments outside Europe for the first time, as it responds to the continent’s higher energy costs and growing demand in North America and emerging markets such as China. “In Europe we have the most expensive energy and we are not prepared to exploit the energy resources we have, such as shale gas. We have relatively high wage costs and we have a stagnating market,” said Kurt Bock, BASF chief executive. Mr Bock has been a prominent critic of German and European Union climate and energy policies, arguing these are ineffective, raise costs for industry and cause job losses.—Chris Bryant, Financial Times, 26 February


If anyone thinks Germany’s move to renewable energies has been a success, you may want to take a few minutes and read what center-left news weekly Der Spiegel has just written. Overall Germany’s energy revolution has made the country’s energy unaffordable, unreliable and has ruined its own idyllic landscape, and ravaged rainforests abroad as well. “Rising energy costs are becoming a problem for more and more citizens in Germany. Just from 2008 to 20111 the share of energy-poor households in the Federal Republic jumped from 13.8 to 17 percent.” Much of the rapid increase in energy prices is owing to Germany’s growth in expensive wind and solar energy. Ironically, despite more than 20% of Germany’s energy now being supplied by renewables, CO2 emissions have been rising just the same.—Pierre Gosselin, No Tricks Zone, 24 February 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Al Gore, Abort Mission To Seize Weather Control And Return To Earth

Farmers’ Almanac More Reliable Than Warming Climate Models

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Revelations From Our Pagan Weather Gods

Today’s frenzied adulation for ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’ is a throw-back to primitive paganism. 

The tribal shaman was thought to have power because he could incant a secret name for an object or phenomenon.  In the same way today’s radical environmentalists - those of the ClimateGate variety, President Obama, and John Kerry - believe that giving names to climate phenomena and creating fantastical computer models gives them special power over the future of earth’s weather.

To support their claims to the power of omniscience they invoke a non-existent concurrence by ‘all the world’s scientists.’

Charles Krauthammer dissects The myth of ‘settled science’

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Save The Delta Smelt; Roast the Birds

Worshippers of pagan environmentalism relish sacrificing farm lands to divert water to preserve the Delta smelt.  But they seem indifferent to using solar panel farms that scorch and kill birds, so long as it’s in the name of environmentalism.

Reader Frank Madarasz forwarded this article:
Solar panels are SCORCHING birds that fly over them