By marfdrat on May 11, 2014
That would be the Church of Climatology, and its high priests ARE the government. Despite having a really crappy record of prognostication, the climate doomsayers still insist we’re doomed (my bold emphasis in the quoted section) if we don’t pay Mother Gaia tribute by destroying our economy and returning to the 18th century.
By marfdrat on March 25, 2013
Twitter was full of love for Algore and his
global warming climate change BS yesterday – awesome.
Someone needs to tell @algore that shoveling the global warming off my driveway tonight would be a great fat burning plan for him.
— Jim Proffitt (@ProffDaddy) March 24, 2013
Hope that piece of shit Al Gore stops by today. With a shovel.
— PoliticallyILL1 (@PoliticallyILL1) March 24, 2013
Where’s Al Gore? I need a bunch of hot air about global warming. It’s freezing, and I live in TX!
— Mandy in TX (@AgainstTheLeft) March 24, 2013
Global warming my ass Al Gore… Snow storm in late march? #wtf
— Jared Kaemmerer (@jaredkaemmerer) March 24, 2013
By marfdrat on January 8, 2013
Gore sold his Current TV network to Al Jazeera just before the end of the year. The staff’s first meeting with their new owners didn’t leave them feeling very good about the whole thing:
By marfdrat on October 4, 2012
Algore offers up the lamest excuse yet for why Obama got spanked in last night’s first presidential debate. I can hear Tommy Flanagan now.
“Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today — just a few hours before the debate started,” Gore said on his network, Current. “Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet, and you only have a few hours to adjust, I don’t know…”
By marfdrat on June 27, 2012
Another entry in the eco-bullsh*t files. Algore must be beside himself.
Computer models have been indicating, for at least 20 years, that the ice shelves in Antarctica are losing mass faster than they are gaining it. That is, they’re melting – and presumably from “global warming.” Scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute have conducted studies that disprove these models, and show that overall the polar ice is maintaining a “steady state”.
By marfdrat on May 16, 2012
Or so the WWF (not the wrestling people, but the wildlife people) would have us believe. They say, in a new report, that we’ll need “another planet Earth” to sustain human life by 2030. Maybe these guys should take a look at the prognostications of Paul Ehrlich (who’s been proven wrong so many times we’ve lost count), or Edward Malthus, or Algore (it’s only two more years until the polar ice is all melted, y’all). I prefer to look at things the way Julian Simon did: man’s ingenuity is the ultimate resource, and with it, we will solve all these problems, and resources that are currently thought of as being depleted too quickly will be more plentiful than we could have imagined.
By marfdrat on January 24, 2012
In fact, the issue comes in dead last in a list of policy priorities for 2012. This, according to a Pew poll (pdf):
via Weasel Zippers
By marfdrat on December 30, 2011
Awesome. In the comments for 100 watt incandescent bulbs at Amazon, there’s this:
Go get yourself some before they disappear. (H/T Instapundit)
Eco-Bullsh*t Ad Absurdum: Ugandans Expelled from Their Land so Multinational Corporations Can Grow Carbon Credits
By marfdrat on September 23, 2011
The international aid group Oxfam is reporting that thousands of Ugandans are being forced off their land by the government:
In one case, at least 22,500 people in Uganda lost their homes and land to make way for a British timber company, the New Forests Company (NFC). Villagers told Oxfam that some evictions resulted in physical violence, and destruction of property, crops and livestock. Many have been left destitute, without enough food or money to send their children to school. They have received no compensation or alternative land. NFC denies that it was responsible for any evictions. What’s more, NFC is supported by investment from international institutions which claim to uphold high social and environmental standards, including the World Bank and the European Investment Bank. In addition, HSBC, which prides itself as a responsible bank, owns 20% of NFC and has one of six seats on the NFC Board.
By marfdrat on August 11, 2011
If I didn’t know better, I’d think this was satire. But, incredibly, this guy Budowsky is serious. It is to laugh.
If Gore runs in 2016 he would be the most qualified candidate for the presidency in a century.
By marfdrat on June 28, 2011
I’m sure you’ve heard noise of one kind or another (most likely negative) about fracking, a technique used to extract natural gas from the earth. Lots of people are up in arms about fracking (I think they just like saying it – “fracking” has a nice ring, doesn’t it?). Nick Gillespie of Reason TV interviews science correspondent Ronald Bailey about fracking; what it is, and why there’s controversy over this technique that could be used to keep us in domestically-produced natural gas for a long time. I think that is the real reason why people dislike it, especially environmentalists that want us to get our energy from windmills and solar panels, which won’t be economically practicable for a looooong time. From the Reason introduction to the interview:
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By marfdrat on June 18, 2010
Only eight minutes long – worth the time. He presents some interesting data on warming and cooling periods on Earth long before we discovered and started using fossil fuels. In the short run (if someone had been around to observe and report on it), those changes would have seemed pretty dramatic, too.