This kind of activity is not illegal but it smacks of corruption and cronyism:
Obama appointee subsidizes electric bus company, then goes to work for it
Imagine the coverage if a Republican said this:
Florida Democrat: Without Immigration Reform, Where Will We Get Our Landscapers and Maids?
what elitist arrogance
tips to Instapundit and Glenn Reynolds- one of my top daily blog reads!
Dr Roy Spencer
You would think that we’d know the Earth’s ‘climate sensitivity’ by now, but it has been surprisingly difficult to determine. How atmospheric processes like clouds and precipitation systems respond to warming is critical, as they are either amplifying the warming, or reducing it. This website currently concentrates on the response of clouds to warming, an issue which I am now convinced the scientific community has totally misinterpreted when they have measured natural, year-to-year fluctuations in the climate system. As a result of that confusion, they have the mistaken belief that climate sensitivity is high, when in fact the satellite evidence suggests climate sensitivity is low.
His book Climate Blunder is on my iPad. Since he is contrary to the mythical consensus, he will likely be deemed unworthy of legitimacy because the left is anti-scientific method. They think consensus is the same as science. Given a natural tendency toward stasis, I have often wondered how much the global climate self corrects if there is extreme movements in climate. It is worth noting that The Farmer’s Almanac was far more accurate at predicting this winter’s weather and storms than the IPCC approved models the Cassandras worship.
Speaking of Cassandras:
Climate Alarmists Never Called Out For Spreading Fear
Though the causes of their obsession might be dissimilar, all alarmists have one thing in common: Their predictions of disaster — the superstorms, the underwater coastal cities, famine, mass starvation, the end of snow, the end of skiing, a dangerous refugee problem — have been wrong.
Despite their record of failed predictions, the alarmists have never been held accountable for needlessly stirring up fear and generating anxiety.
Nor have they been called out for assembling a class of citizens who constantly hector everyone else about their carbon dioxide emissions.
The alarmists are instead feted, celebrated, glorified and held up as noblemen by a media and political class that are as invested in the narrative as the alarmists are. There’s been no critical assessment, little inquiry into their methods and zero questioning of their motives.
Those questions are saved instead for the backward, unsophisticated skeptics and “deniers” who surely believe Earth is flat.
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Time for Calm on Climate Change
Many of the models that the federal government relied on to justify regulating carbon dioxide were known to be unreliable. They had projected a 0.3 degree Celsius warming over the past 15 to 17 years, when in reality no warming occurred. It takes a serious leap of faith to base policy that will cost the economy trillions of dollars on projections from models that have already proven to be deeply flawed.
Since 2011, no fewer than 16 experiments published in peer-reviewed literature found that the equilibrium climate sensitivity (the effect produced by a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere) is lower than that projected in IPCC reports.
Concealed-weapons laws have changed America regardless of national debate on gun control
To the contrary, violent crime rates have declined drastically during the last quarter-century. I don’t think you can prove that concealed-weapons laws caused that result, but they have probably contributed to it, because would-be criminals are less likely to assault people they believe might be armed. In any case the argument that concealed-weapons laws would lead to more violent crime has been about as thoroughly refuted as an argument can be.
One lesson, I think, is that responsible citizens tend to behave like responsible citizens, even if — or perhaps especially if — they’re armed. Another lesson is that the national political dialogue can be totally irrelevant to what really happens in American life.