Australia to UN: take your climate tax and stick it!

God bless them!

FEDERAL cabinet has ruled that Australia will not sign up to any new contributions, taxes or charges at this week’s global summit on climate change, in a significant toughening of its stance as it plans to move within days to repeal the carbon tax.

Cabinet ministers have decided to reject any measures of “socialism masquerading as environmentalism” after meeting last week to consider a submission on the position the government would take to the Warsaw conference.

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Did I ever mention I can speak Liberalese?

Liberalese being the native tongue of Libs, Leftists, Progressives, Marxists, Leninists, Stalinists, Maoists, etc. Not only can I speak this strange and intellectually vacuous language, but I can also translate Liberalese to actual English. I do this as a public service, because I care about truth. Take this piece that Weasel Zippers found

Via CNS News:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted a video on its website to provide the definition of environmental justice, specifically when it comes to communities.

“The health of a community suffers when people don’t have access to healthy homes, healthy food, transportation, fresh air and safe neighborhoods,” the narrator stated in the video.

She is Dr. LaToria Whitehead, who works in CDC’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch.

“I’m also an environmental justice specialist,” Whitehead said.

The video opened with a closed grocery store as a backdrop, with Whitehead informing viewers that the part of Atlanta where the video was filmed has double the rate of poverty as the national average and that 28 percent of residents don’t have their own transportation.

“When the supermarket behind me closed it had a big impact on the community’s ability to get healthy food,” Whitehead said. “This is one example about how environmental justice doesn’t live here.”

“Environmental Justice. What does it mean?” the headline on the video read.

“Environmental justice means that everyone has the right to live in a healthy environment regardless of race, income, gender or nationality,” Whitehead said.

First of all, most of this is pure and simple fertilizer, or BS  if you prefer. Focus on the last paragraphs

“Environmental Justice. What does it mean?” the headline on the video read.

“Environmental justice means that everyone has the right to live in a healthy environment regardless of race, income, gender or nationality,” Whitehead said.

So what are they REALLY saying? Well, they are saying that “environmental Justice” gives Big Brother or Big Government the right to dictate what you drive, how much energy you use, force you to recycle and to redistribute wealth, and trample your liberty in order to gain more control and power over you!

See how easy that is

Study: Electric Cars More Harmful To Environment Than Gasoline-Powered Cars

Study: Electric Vars No Greener Than Gasoline Vehicles – UPI

Electric cars, despite their supposed green credentials, are among the environmentally dirtiest transportation options, a U.S. researcher suggests.

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Writing in the journal IEEE Spectrum, researcher Ozzie Zehner says electric cars lead to hidden environmental and health damages and are likely more harmful than gasoline cars and other transportation options.

Electric cars merely shift negative impacts from one place to another, he wrote, and “most electric-car assessments analyze only the charging of the car. This is an important factor indeed. But a more rigorous analysis would consider the environmental impacts over the vehicle’s entire life cycle, from its construction through its operation and on to its eventual retirement at the junkyard.”

Political priorities and corporate influence have created a flawed impression that electric cars significantly reduce transportation impacts, he said.

“Upon closer consideration, moving from petroleum-fueled vehicles to electric cars starts to appear tantamount to shifting from one brand of cigarettes to another,” Zehner, a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, said.

Zehner, once an electric car enthusiast who has since changed his position and become an activist looking at a number of so-called green initiatives, is the author of the book “Green Illusions.”

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Oh Good Freaking Grief! Less ice = Climate Change, and More ice = Climate Change

The latest from the Al Gore Church Cult of Climate Change Via Pirates Cove

One of the bad parts about having a heavy interest in the whole anthropogenic global warming debate, what Warmists call “climate change” in order to blame everything on Mankind, is that it is often like being in an airport full of Hari Krishna’s, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or Occupiers who just won’t stop their insanity (which might not be fair to the first two) (via Tom Nelson)

Increased Ice-Formation in Antarctic Sea Caused by Climate Change: Study

The records of melting ice in September 2012 showed that ice is disappearing at an unprecedented rate in Arctic sea. But on the other side, a record high of ice formation has been recorded in Antarctic sea.

After such results, scientists want to know that if nature is playing an equivalent game negating all the speculations that global warming is due to human intervention.

And the recent studies done in this regard shows that the answer to this speculation is `no’ and suggests that human activities are mainly responsible for the change in weather throughout the globe which includes lessening of ice in one ocean and thickening in other. The records of the ice formation on Antarctic sea reveals that the summer melt of land ice on Antarctic Peninsula have increased 10 times in last 600 years which is highest level in last 1000 years.

In related news, there were thunderstorms here tonight. Apparently, thunderstorms have NEVER EVER occurred before and right wing bloggers or “climate change deniers” if you prefer, are to blame. Yes, that is sarcasm, and no it is not too far removed from the BS the Left spews.

 

Just imagine if George W. Bush had said this

Just close your eyes and imagine

Via Slate:

[A]s usual, and in keeping with the high-minded tone of his speech, there were few policy specifics. (The Washington Post’s Brad Plumer has  a good rundown of what might be feasible in the president’s second term.) What was interesting was how he framed the issue: not just as one of responsibility to future generations, but as one of responsibility to God. Here’s what he said:

“We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries — we must claim its promise. That is how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure — our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.”

If Bush, or any Republican had said that, the Leftists heads would be exploding. Odd how they do not mind when a fellow Leftist mentions God.

 

MSNBS strikes again blames Hurricane Sandy on you know what

Oh Good Freaking Grief! These mental midgets act like hurricanes are new

Oh no, here comes Rep Henry Waxman aka Nostrilsaurus Rex calling for hearings on Hurricanes and climate change.

The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee is urging Republicans to hold a hearing in the lame-duck session on links between climate change and Hurricane Sandy.

Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-Calif.) letter to the committee’s chairman, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), makes Waxman the latest of several Democrats to cite the massive storm when calling for tougher action to battle global warming.

Wednesday’s letter argues that regardless of what happens at the ballot box in November, “the election should be a time to return to fact-based policymaking.”

“Hurricane Sandy is exactly the type of extreme weather event that climate scientists have said will become more frequent and more severe if we fail to reduce our carbon pollution. That is why we are writing to request that you hold a hearing on the storm and its relation to climate change in the lame-duck session,” Waxman and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), a top lieutenant on the committee, wrote.

All I can ask is what monetary stake does Rep Waxman have in pushing this BS?

 

New Study: No Proof of a link between Climate Change and Severe Weather

 

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