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Archive of posts published in the category: Environmental

Climate Change Messiahs

George Will writes on Climate Gate in the Washington Post; The Climate -change travesty Excerpt: Barack Obama, understanding the histrionics required in climate-change debates, promises that U.S. emissions in 2050 will be 83 percent below 2005 levels. If so, 2050…

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Save the Planet, Eat Kangaroos

Cows are wicked polluters.  They emit methane through  belching and flatulence, which is by one common measurement 25 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than the carbon dioxide emitted by cars. “Shifting less than one day per week’s worth…

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Respecting Skeptics

It is hard not to gloat and feel some sense of relief at the release of the climate-gate e-mails. The most bothersome aspect of the global warming mongers was the certainty.  I have no scientific back ground, but the idea…

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“Skepticism is the Price Knowledge Pays for Truth”

Much has been written about the Climate-Gate, but Mark Steyn applies his clarifying wit to it in this article “Cooking the Books on Climate.” Read the whole article here. Excerpt: “The trouble with outsourcing your marbles to the peer-reviewed set…

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When Science Becomes Religion

Boris Johnson, a classically educated journalist and previous mayor of London, responded to the catastrophic climate predictions of James Lovelock: “Like all the best religions, fear of climate change satisfies our need for guilt, and self disgust, and that human…

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The Dangers of Comprehensive Reform

In 1991 our company received a letter from the EPA that we were a ‘PRP’ which stands for a ‘Potentially Responsible Party’ for an environmental cleanup near Tampa, Florida. In 1980 Congress passed the act which created the Superfund, which…

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It Just Takes One Voice

The episode of Joe McCarthy’s communist witch hunt including the blacklisting of Hollywood writers with suspected, rarely proven (as if that should even matter), communist ties was one of our most embarrassing episodes in our recent history. McCarthy was able…

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A Bad Bet

There is much debate about global warming. Apparently enough skepticism is emerging to change the term to “climate change”, or better yet, “man made climate change.” That way the real problem, “man” can be held accountable no matter which way…

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Being Skeptical of Corporate Support of Cap and Trade

In the July/ August ’09 issue of Atlantic on page 19 lies a full page ad from Shell Oil Company featuring a message from their President Marvin Odum in support of Cap and Trade. Odum opens his letter “For Shell,…

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Environmentalists should oppose fuel efficiency

IN the Boston Globe Jeff Jacoby thinks through the economics of fuel economy. When gas was cheap environmentalists wanted expensive gas to encourage less driving or more fuel efficient technologies. Instead of cheering $4 gas, however, they cursed oil companies.…

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It’s Snowing in Hell

Deroy Murdock notes that even hard core leftists are rejecting the Gore delusion of global warming as empirically and factually false, and a distraction from far more serious problems. Tips to Evan Koplin

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Timing is Everything

So the Federal Government wants to spend billions to offer an incentive to scrap gas guzzling cars. Of course they want to do it NOW when both scrap prices and gas prices are very low. The market will take care…

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Faith and Science

I have been skeptical of the claims about global warming and environmental crisis for some time, not because I have any scientific insight, but because so many adherents act like religious fanatics rather than skeptical scientists. A position doesn’t magically…

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Global Warming is Medieval

Dr. David Deming notes how the science of global warming is manipulated by political concerns. At a U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Dr. Deming noted: U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works Hearing Statements Date: 12/06/2006…

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A Really Inconvenient Truth

Oil prices are falling faster and further than anyone imagined. The earth is actually cooling rather than warming. The hottest recent year was 1930, before most of man’s ‘carbon footprint’ existed. The period of 2000- 2008 is one that is…

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The Upside of a Depression

from http://www.voxeu.org/The credit crunch may cause another great depressionNicholas Bloom8 October 2008 In fact the only upside of all this is that the massive slow-down in economic growth will rapidly cut the growth rates of CO2 emissions. Pollution is tightly…

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Hybrids Only

I proposed to a member of our city council that the city make “Hybrid Only” parking zones in downtown Macon. It would encourage alternative fuels, and lead other cities by example. It would costs nothing; I am sure the Toyota…

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Driving 40 Billion Fewer Miles

Monday, July 28, 2008 – 1:40 PM HASTU.S. driving falls by 9.6B miles in MayPacific Business News (Honolulu) Record gas prices and a struggling economy are forcing more people to leave their cars in the garage. Americans drove 9.6 billion…

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Bringing Down The Price of Oil

Dr. Robert Zubrin, author of Energy Victory: Winning the War by Breaking Free of Oil, offered that single best idea to reduce the price of oil at one of the AIPAC break out sessions. Congress should require that all new…

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Science and Not Science

Renaissance law student, investment enthusiast, bicycle racing junkie and fellow blogger, Douglass Ott has a thoughtful article on science referencing a law school lecture. It is illuminating when you conisder how science is debased and manipulated to achieve political ends.…

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