Ezra Levant discusses the Cult of Climate Change Craziness
Ezra Levant discusses the Cult of Climate Change Craziness
But do not worry about that. The scientific community says it is much ado about nothing, Stacy McCain, however…………
They’re scientists, after all, which means they’re never wrong, so ignorant laymen like us should have complete confidence in their judgment:
Anyone happening to glance towards the heavens in a week’s time and glimpses a 50-metre-long lump of rock hurtling ominously through the skies need not panic.
Although it will pass closer to us than any asteroid has for the past 15 years — closer even than the TV satellites that girdle the planet — Nasa insists that 2012 DA14 will miss Earth by a good 17,100 miles (27,520km).
“No Earth impact is possible,” said Donald Yeomans, an astronomer with the US space agency.
In other words: PANIC! It’s going to destroy us all!
The good news is this. If it does hit us, we will not be around to listen to Al Gore blame asteroids on climate change. Also, it will be the end of reality shows.
UPDATE! The obligatory “Did Global Warming Cause the Asteroid Card” has already been played!
CNN anchor Deb Feyerick asked Saturday afternoon if an approaching asteroid, which will pass by Earth on February 15, “is an example of, perhaps, global warming?”
UGH! Is there any absurdity the Left will not stoop to?
So, what if a man went to the Arctic Circle to write about how the Polar bear population was being decimated by global warming, only to find out that Polar Bears are more numerous than in the 1970′s? Clearly this can be nothing more than a seething hatred for Al gore. This man Zac Unger clearly does not want Gore to eke out a living by travelling the globe in private jets to tell people the Polar Bears are vanishing!
Author Zac Unger was originally drawn to the arctic circle to write a “mournful elegy” about how global warming was decimating the polar bear populations. He was surprised to find that the polar bears were not in such dire straits after all.
“There are far more polar bears alive today than there were 40 years ago,” Unger told NPR in an interview about his new book, “Never Look a Polar Bear in The Eye.” “There are about 25,000 polar bears alive today worldwide. In 1973, there was a global hunting ban. So once hunting was dramatically reduced, the population exploded.”
“This is not to say that global warming is not real or is not a problem for the polar bears,” Unger added. “But polar bear populations are large, and the truth is that we can’t look at it as a monolithic population that is all going one way or another.”
Oh come on Zac, give Al a break, I mean he is struggling to make ends meet. Just look at the hovel he is forced to live in
Via Real Estalker, Al and Tipper Gore have picked up a $8.875M luxury getaway in Montecito, CA; a swanky zip code that has attracted big name residents like Oprah Winfrey, Steve Martin, and Kirk Douglas. Records show that the approximately 6,500 sq. foot home boasts 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a large pool house, 6 fireplaces, wood framed french doors, and carved stone detailing throughout
I think they paid five dollars for it, but the price isn’t the issue, the ideology is. We all know al-Jazeera is heavily biased, and apparently, Al Gore found their ideology similar to his
Before pan-Arab broadcaster al-Jazeera bought Current TV, the fledgling cable news network founded by former Vice President Al Gore, conservative commentator Glenn Beck had pursued purchasing the company — and was rejected.
The Wall Street Journal revealed that when Beck’s TheBlaze TV sought ownership of the Current broadcasting network, the bid was rejected because the principles of Beck’s company did not align with those of Current.
“Other suitors who didn’t share Current’s ideology were rebuffed,” reporters Keach Hagey and John Jannarone wrote in the Wall Street Journal. “Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze approached Current about buying the channel last year, but was told that ‘the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view,’” according to a person familiar with the negotiations.”
The former vice president confirmed the sale Wednesday that reportedly netted $500 million, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera shares Current TV’s mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.”
In other words, Gore is a Leftist, and that makes him far closer to a “news” outfit that carries water for terrorists than to American Conservatives. The mask slips a little more, revealing what the American Left really is.
Liberal hypocrisy, thy name is Al:
Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current. Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1 . . .
Waiting for Team Obama to label Gore as greedy, and waiting, and waiting, and…….
I can not think of anything that would hit our ailing economy any harder than a carbon tax, and don’t you know that Obama might have such a tax in mind
According to one former member of the White House Climate Change Task Force under President Clinton, President Obama may have plans to implement a carbon tax as soon as the fiscal cliff negotiations are settled.
Forget the fact that Obama and his minions have repeatedly protested that they won’t press for a carbon tax, Paul Bledsoe writes:
… the economic advantages of a carbon tax are so manifest that it is still possible, once the fiscal cliff negotiations are finished and talks turn to a truly transformative tax reform deal, that leaders in Congress will begin to reconsider it, especially it if is marketed on economic grounds.
Bledsoe continues that even the oil companies support the idea:
In fact, major oil companies, who played a powerful role in killing cap and trade and oppose a gasoline tax, generally favor a carbon tax as part of overall tax reform, as do many others segments of corporate America. A carbon tax is also supported by many economists from both parties. Arthur Laffer, Gregory Mankiw, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin are just a few of the politically prominent Republican economists to speak favorably about a carbon fee.
He states that a tax on carbon is better for overall US economic growth than the mix of higher taxes on work and capital. And Bledsoe avers that the U.S. would be better off in other ways:Such a tax may prove effective in producing a more robust U.S. clean technology sector and reducing greenhouse gas emission (RFF estimates a 10 percent drop in emissions over business as usual by 2020 from a $25 a ton CO2 tax)—but its main selling points are fiscal and budget policy.
Boy, that sounds great huh? But wait for the rest of the story
No gain — There would be virtually no environmental benefits to unilateral greenhouse gas emission reductions by developed countries (whose GHG levels are already flat and slowly declining), while developing countries are pouring out virtually every kind of pollutant with joyous abandon. Some argue that we’ll get “co-benefits” from reducing other pollutants, such as particulates. Well, we already have highly effective (if economically damaging) regulations for conventional pollutants. If they’re not working, they should be fixed. Establishing a new set of controls based on ancillary benefits is not simply wasteful, it’s dishonest.
A carbon tax would also have limited impact: If $4-per-gallon gas won’t reduce consumer demand, how is adding another 10 cents, 50 cents, or dollar going to do so? Low carbon taxes won’t have a significant effect, and high carbon taxes won’t retain political support long enough to provide environmental benefits. That’s not surprising: Houses, cars, and energy-consuming appliances are long-term investments that can’t easily be changed when fuel prices fluctuate. Jobs are also not abandoned lightly, so commuting distances aren’t easily adjusted.
Plenty of pain — Studies continue to show that carbon taxes, through their influence on energy prices, would cause considerable harm.
They’re recessionary: High energy costs reduce economic productivity and are passed along to consumers in everything they buy, from medical treatments to food and clothing. In fact, research at the American Enterprise Institute suggests that half of the total spending consumers do on energy is invisible to them: Its costs are embedded in the things they buy and the services they use. The more things cost, the less people consume, which means less production, less economic growth, and fewer jobs.
They’re regressive: Most analysis shows that energy taxes are highly regressive. After all, it’s not the rich people who are driving around old cars with poor mileage, living in old houses with poor insulation and inefficient appliances, or having limited career mobility and lengthy commutes from poor communities into wealthier communities where there are jobs.
They’re anti-competitive: Energy taxes also make countries less competitive when it comes to exports, particularly when they’re competing against countries that don’t impose comparable taxes. Carbon tax proponents argue that such things can be handled with border taxes on imported goods from non-carbon-priced regimes, but does anyone really believe that such activities will not set off innumerable trade wars?
They are bait-and-switch: If climate alarmists really thought that the goal was to get the price right, you’d hear them promising to remove all of the other regulations of carbon emissions if they got their carbon tax. They’d talk about repealing vehicle efficiency standards, appliance standards, technology standards, emission standards, unraveling regional trading systems, ending low-carbon energy subsidies, and more. But they don’t. Climate change alarmists, like Al Gore, have never been shy in admitting that they will not be content with a carbon tax and will still want additional layers of carbon suppression through cap-and-trade as well as regulation. This will result in rampant over-pricing of carbon emissions and energy.
Just remember this folks, despite the claims of the Left, taxes, like manure roll downhill! The poorer you are the harder you get hit! And this tax, if it came to be, would raise the prices of just about everything we buy, again, hitting the poorest the hardest.
Others honoring the Rule 5 tradition
The Other McCain started this whole RULE 5 INSANITY, SO BLAME HIM, OR IF YOU ARE SMART GIVE THE MAN CREDIT
From Hell on Earth comes Shelby Nicole
It Ain’t Holy Water has Rule 5 humor
American Glob checks in with some guest hosts on Fox News
Donald Douglas has a Kate Upton video
Diogenes Middle Finger has a reflective woman
EBL reminds us that Rule 5 is not a new thing
The Right Way has their Friday Babe
Hookers and Booze, well what do YOU think they have?
Randy Asks the question that has me thinking who is hotter the Cowboy cheerleaders or the Redskin cheerleaders?
Teresa has lots of links and babes, she forgot Ed and I but that is OK, I think I can talk Ed off the ledge
Classic Liberal: Liberal Democracy with Missy Peregrym
Feral Irishman: YOU are Welcome!
Woodsterman honors the Wet-T-Shitrt contest
A View from the Beach has a French girl singing heavy metal
Barking Moonbats has another woman pissing off Muslims by acting like a free woman
Wow, what can you say about Rachael Maddow’s less masculine little brother? Is he insane, or just educated beyond his hat size? Tim Graham at News busters brings us this Hayes rant, which is further evidence that his descent into the Pit of Eternal Leftist Stupidity is gaining speed.
“There is something simultaneously awful and exhilarating about those moments when normalcy is suspended,” he proclaimed, and he must have tingled as he declared it essential that we need “a crash program right now to re-engineer the nation’s infrastructure” and “and an immediate aggressive transformation” of the nation’s economic system, before climate change kills more Americans. He insisted a vote for Obama and liberal Democrats was the only choice in a “you’re with us or against us” formulation on climate change casualties:
The story of civilization is the long tale of crusaders for order battling the unceasing reality of chaos, and it is a kind of miracle that we have succeeded as much as we have, that airplanes fly through the air and roads plunge underneath the water, and the entire teeming latticework of human life exist in the manifold improbable places it does.
But it’s the grand irony that imposing this improbable order on the world we’ve released millions of years of stored-up carbon into the atmosphere which is now altering the climate and threatening the very monuments of civilization we so cherish. We absolutely have it within us collectively to beat back the forces of chaos once again, but we must choose to do so, and the time for choosing is now. You are either on the side of your fellow citizens and residents of this planet, or you are on the side of the storms as yet unnamed. You cannot be neutral. So, which side are you on?
I would ask Chris what planet he is on? But, maybe we can nominate Chris Hayes to go out on the plains of Kansas to negotiate peace with the next tornado. Perhaps he will volunteer to parachute into the next hurricane, to see how we make peace with it? I know, Hayes can go out West, to meet with the next big forest fire, and see what we can do to prevent future fires. Obviously, Chris Hayes has no grasp of reality, or of history. That must be it, he rants and raves like storms, are something new. Something that never happened to earth before. Good grief, not to be crass but could this boy be any more inane? He is educated sure, but wisdom? Reason, the ability to think? He has none of those qualities.
Chris is the walking definition of a useful idiot. He buys into the illogical arguments that climate hucksters like Al Gore pedal, he buys in lock stock and barrel. Of course, anyone who watches Hayes much realizes he buys into all the other Marxist lies the Left pushes too. Call him a perfect example of an indoctrinated mind, call him a useful idiot, call him whatever you wish, I think I will just refer to him as STORM BOY from now on!
I am sure some will be outraged, maybe even outrageously outraged that I would write such a thing. But, let me make the case here. We know that Democrats have made a habit of race pimping. If you doubt me on that, just turn over to MSNBS for five minutes. We know they gender pimp, their invented “War on Women” for instance. We know they are tragedy pimps. They have never failed to play politics with any school shooting have they? I could go on, but now is the time to expose the newest pimpin’ going on in the Democratic party. Weather pimpin’! Every tornado, forest fire, volcano, earthquake, and yes hurricane is pimped to argue that global warming ah climate change, will kill us all unless we embrace Communism, a lower standard of living, and OF COURSE, pay higher taxes. William Teach hammers the members of what I call the Al Gore Cult of Climate Change better than anyone else. So sit back, have fun with his latest!
First off, let’s define exactly what’s going on, via the Toronto Sun’s Lorrie Goldstein
Climate alarmists are great at linking single weather events like Hurricane Sandy to man-made climate change, a propaganda tactic otherwise known as climate porn.
Mike Honda provides his own bit of completely off the rails, bat guano insane climate p0rn
(The Politico) The devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy along the East Coast highlighted several tragic trends that will continue if not actively and aggressively addressed. First, the super storm showed us how powerful jet stream winds were able to box Sandy in along the coast and exacerbate the damage the storm caused. These blocking patterns have appeared with greater frequency and intensity in recent years, which scientists have attributed to the loss of Arctic sea ice as a result of global warming.
“Greater frequency”? When was the last one, Mike? Care to point it out? Second, the part about “blocking” is a baseless talking point unsupported by actual science that just cropped up within the past 7-10 days.
We need a president with the courage to pledge to cool the planet by cutting carbon emissions because, at the current rate, they’ll boil the planet. The first eight months of 2012 were the hottest on record since record-keeping began in 1895. The months of June, July and August produced the third-hottest summer ever recorded, the impact of which is killing our agricultural economy. This summer, 40 out of 50 states had drought-designated counties with conditions severe enough to be eligible for federal aid. Almost two-thirds of the nation experienced moderate to severe drought conditions, a 30 percent increase from last year, when one-third of the country witnessed such conditions.
OMG, like, you know, dude, we’ll boil the planet!!!!! Hysteria much, Mike? I guess you miss the part where the average global temperature is the same as it was 16 years ago. And, while you make a lot of hay about hot US temps (it was still hotter in the 1930′s, as well as the previous warm periods), you forget to mention that much of the rest of the world experienced much cooler than average temps.
After that there’s a lot of blamestorming of evil fossil fuel companies (hey, Mike, how do you get from California to D.C.?), Republicans, and more about backing Obama because of his climate change policies (which he never talks about and rarely does anything about). What’s missing is what Mike’s plans are, and how he has changed his own life to one that is carbon neutral. Warmists always forget that part. Even when the planet is in danger of boiling.
I refer to this propaganda as Liberalese, Matt at Conservative Hideout does us a tremendous service by disemenating Liberalese
We’re not against capitalism, we’re against it’s abuses…
Except when we blame them for the consequences of our own policies, and attempt to regulate and tax capitalism out of existence.
We’re not against religion, we’re against it’s misuse as a political tool.
Except when Hilary Clinton, Al Gore, and other Democrats make speeches at churches, or when we force the Catholic Church to pay for abortion, or when Democrats try to ban prayer, or just so happen to omit God from their platform. Oh, and by the way, Islam is perfectly OK.
We’re not against Democracy, we are against the manipulation of the Democratic process by corporate forces.
Corporations aren’t people, but labor unions are. And, as we all know, evil corporations are running the elections
Go read it all, pass it around
Well folks, Al Gore has now explained why Obama did so poorly last night. Global warming? Shockingly no, Gore did not blame it on that. No, no, Gore says it was the thin air
Yep, the Left is that deep in the Ditch of Denial
Alternate headline? Severe weather not caused by climate change, Al Gore hardest hit. William Teach has the scoop
(Washington Post) The study (abstract): “Monitoring and Understanding Trends in Extreme Storms: State of Knowledge”, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, states its objective plainly:
Due to the intense media coverage of and great public interest in the 2011 disasters, we suspect that many [meteorologists] have received inquiries or have a personal interest about the nature of these events in the context of long-term trends and potential climate change. This paper is meant to present a clear record that can be used by meteorological professionals about what is known and unknown and why.
What’d they find out?Summary: Good long-term records of thunderstorms don’t exist and there’s no clear physical reason why to expect they would have changed.
Summary: Records of past tropical storm and hurricane activity are likely incomplete. While the frequency of Atlantic storms has increased since 1970 when observations have been more reliable, the cause of this uptick is not agreed upon.
Summary: There’s indication big snowstorms have increased over the last 60 years but no clear explanation for the change. The increase in big snowstorms has occurred even while the number of years with very little snow has stayed the same or increased. And there’s no evidence of meaningful changes in ice storms.
Summary: Reliable data indicate heavy precipitation events are increasing and rising amounts of water vapor in the atmosphere due to human-caused warming offer a good, but not necessarily complete, explanation.
But, the Warmists will still tell us that the science is settled
Some others Rule fiving it this week
The Other McCain had their Rule 5 Sunday, on Monday last week
Bob Belvedere appreciates the adorable Rashida Jones
Donald Douglas links this video of US soccer star Alex Morgan posing in body paint
William each has his Sunday Pin-Up going on
Of course, that in no way atones for Donald posting links to a video of the talentless she-beast Lady Gaga When asked the age old question of “would ya?” about Lady Gaga, I answer HELL NO!
Pirates Cove has another “If all you see…” post up, mocking members of Al Gore’s
Church Cult of Global Warming Climate Change that features the Dutch women’s field hockey team. I must admit, I did not think of climate change looking at said photo. But, I have decided that if I were overwhelmed and kidnapped by the Dutch women’s filed hockey team, I would be cool with that!
Speaking of hot Dutch women, check out Rio Norte!
As usual Theo has lots of Totty
Fritz likes the tax policies of one Laetitia Casta
I’m 41 likes Croatian basketball? Or This hot Croatian basketball player
NeoSexist wishes Angie Harmon a happy birthday
Pitsnipes has a hottie with an “assault weapon”
POH celebrates beach volleyball
American Perspective likes Duchess Kate
Classic Liberal enjoys Amy Smart
The Eye is on Sofia Vergara
Proof Positive wonders if a woman named Elisabetta Canalis can be anything but hot
Guns and Bikinis seems to endorse same sex couples, as long as it is two hot women
Hookers and Booze has, well about what you might expect from a blog called Hookers and Booze
Randy has his Thursday Tart
Reaganite Republican has yet another Fox News Babe
Zions Trumpet has some pretty faces to admire
TeresAmerica has Jenna Jameson
The Chive has hot girls, in the middle of nowhere
More updates later
Wait, I thought the science was settled.
Twenty-year-old models which have suggested serious ice loss in the eastern Antarctic have been compared with reality for the first time – and found to be wrong, so much so that it now appears that no ice is being lost at all.
“Previous ocean models … have predicted temperatures and melt rates that are too high, suggesting a significant mass loss in this region that is actually not taking place,” says Tore Hattermann of the Norwegian Polar Institute, member of a team which has obtained two years’ worth of direct measurements below the massive Fimbul Ice Shelf in eastern Antarctica – the first ever to be taken.
That is the thing about science, sometimes scientists are wrong
According to a statement from the American Geophysical Union, announcing the new research:
It turns out that past studies, which were based on computer models without any direct data for comparison or guidance, overestimate the water temperatures and extent of melting beneath the Fimbul Ice Shelf. This has led to the misconception, Hattermann said, that the ice shelf is losing mass at a faster rate than it is gaining mass, leading to an overall loss of mass.
The team’s results show that water temperatures are far lower than computer models predicted …
Yep! That is me, Mr. Blogging Against Humanity!
Via Climate Depot:
“Climate Ethics” Prof. Donald Brown of Penn State University declared that skeptics may be guilty of a “new crime against humanity” for causing a 25 year delay in acting to stop climate change.
Brown, who appeared alongside Climategate professor Michael Mann at a Penn State forum on April 30, 2012, slammed what he termed the “disinformation campaign.”
Do I sense a bit of desperation here? As more and more scientists turn away from the nonsense that Al Gore and other Leftists have been preaching, the nastier the attacks against the “skeptics” have become. And of course, this is ALL America’s fault
“Unfortunately there are consequences [for skepticism] — we’ve lost 25 years. This is not disinformation. I think we should encourage a conversation whether this is some kind of new crime against humanity. It is really evil stuff. It is nasty. It has profound consequences for people in Africa , small developing states. and the U.S. virtually standing alone has failed to act on climate change and this is why, I think.”
Yep! There ya go folks. It is our damn fault because we are prosperous, and honor silly things that Brown loathes. You know, like Capitalism, and individual liberties. What do you want to bet that if this climate change BS falls apart, it will cost Brown a lot of $$$$$$$$?
Folks, Gore and his followers at The Church of Climate Change fanaticism might be doing a better job of convincing everyone their claims of global warming are true, if only the Polar Bears they insist are going extinct would freaking die already!
The longer we look at the
Global Cooling Global WarmingGlobal Climate Disruption scam, the more and more it starts to fall apart. One of the iconic images of the scam is this, featuring the poor polar bears…
The debate about climate change and its impact on polar bears has intensified with the release of a survey that shows the bear population in a key part of northern Canada is far larger than many scientists thought, and might be growing.
The number of bears along the western shore of Hudson Bay, believed to be among the most threatened bear subpopulations, stands at 1,013 and could be even higher, according to the results of an aerial survey released Wednesday by the Government of Nunavut. That’s 66 per cent higher than estimates by other researchers who forecasted the numbers would fall to as low as 610 because of warming temperatures that melt ice faster and ruin bears’ ability to hunt. The Hudson Bay region, which straddles Nunavut and Manitoba, is critical because it’s considered a bellwether for how polar bears are doing elsewhere in the Arctic.
66% higher population! Well, that really pokes a hole in the alarmist’s claims, does it not?
The study shows that “the bear population is not in crisis as people believed,” said Drikus Gissing, Nunavut’s director of wildlife management. “There is no doom and gloom.”
Man, if this type of news keeps coming out, Al Gore and his flunkies might have to start working on another scam.
They say that truth is stranger than fiction. Well it is also, at times anyway, funnier than comedy!
One-third of the patients with OCD obsess over global warming. Al Gore only obsesses over the size of his bank account.
Now THAT is a great line! Hats odd to the Bluegrass Pundit!
(ABC) — A new study has found that many people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are worrying about the effects of climate change and global warming.
Researchers from the University of Sydney looked at patients attending an anxiety disorders clinic.
They found one-third of the patients had anxiety about the effects of climate change.
Their behaviours included checking and rechecking pets water bowls, light switches, taps and stoves.
Researchers say while these behaviours are common in obsessive compulsive disorder, the rationale was unique.
They said they were checking appliances to reduce their global footprint.
Researchers say theirs is the first study on the impact of climate change in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder.
They recommend that doctors be aware of the anxiety in the community about climate change.
Like I said, it explains a lot.