September 5, 2008 — budsimmons
Wilson row over green ‘alarmists’
The Environment Minister Sammy Wilson has angered green campaigners by describing their view on climate change as a “hysterical psuedo-religion”.
In an article in the News Letter, Mr Wilson said he believed it occurred naturally and was not man-made.
“Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of climate change, rather than King Canute-style vainly trying to stop it,” said the minister.
Peter Doran of the Green Party said it was a “deeply irresponsible message.”
Mr Wilson said he refused to “blindly accept” the need to make significant changes to the economy to stop climate change. Continue reading
July 16, 2008 — budsimmons
Global Warming: The Courage To Do Nothing
Is the scientific debate over on global warming? Not according to the American Physical Society* in this year’s July’s issue of Physics and Society .
“With this issue of Physics & Society, we kick off a debate concerning one of the main conclusions of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body which, together with Al Gore, recently won the Nobel Prize for its work concerning climate change research. There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who Continue reading
North Pole ice melting fear mongers strike out
Kudos to John L. Daly, who has written a very interesting study of ice at the North Pole. Global Warmists are once again observing cyclical changes and declaring them “proof” of the dire effects of global warming.
Among the interesting pictures posted to this site is this one from 1987, when we were supposed to be worried about global cooling:
HMS Superb, USS Billfish, and USS Sea Devil in a North Pole rendezvous in 1987
(U.S. Navy Photo)
This was not exactly a harbinger of global warming, as this picture of unbroken ice at the North Pole three years later attests:
June 15, 2008 — budsimmons
John Coleman vs Al Gore
Regular readers of this website are well aware of the Global Warming scam. Poking holes in the AGW theory is becoming child’s play. But we have to keep at it because the general public and major presidential candidates are not so well informed. A large percentage of the public still get their news from the mainstream media. And of course the MSM is in the tank with Al Gore and the global warming believers. Continue reading
June 6, 2008 — budsimmons
Global Whining vs. the Truth
By Brian Sussman
“105° tomorrow? We’ll be sending you out live,” the television producer informed me.
Like most TV Meteorologists, I loathed the heat wave live-remotes. I would much rather work in a controlled environment, complete with air conditioning and a green Chroma-key screen. And during extreme weather events, the studio lent itself to professionalism rather than playing on emotion.
June 3, 2008 — budsimmons
About That Global Warming Bill….
By Ben Lieberman
The Heritage Foundation | 6/3/2008
On June 2, the United States Senate will begin debate on America’s Climate Security Act (S. 2191), sponsored by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA). The Lieberman-Warner bill (LW) would restrict energy use to combat global warming. Like global warming itself, the bill has been the subject of considerable hype and little hard-nosed analysis. For this reason, there are several myths about it that need to be dispelled. Continue reading
May 31, 2008 — budsimmons
Food Report Critical of Biofuels
A new report out today on the worldwide food shortage castigates the west and especially the United States for their biofuels policies which the report says has exacerbated the crisis without much of a savings in crude oil:
“The energy security, environmental and economic benefits of biofuels production based on agricultural commodity feed stocks are at best modest, and sometimes even negative,” says the report, Continue reading
May 21, 2008 — budsimmons
‘Grantsmanship’ Distorts Global Warming Science
By Jerome J. Schmitt
Almost every day another species of plant or animal is “discovered” to be threatened by global warming. I read a new report concerning moose in Scandinavia that are unexpectedly “threatened” despite what researchers admit is a growing population. Penguins are in danger from loss of Antarctic ice even though the Antarctic ice-cap is known to be growing with colder temperatures recorded in the southern hemisphere in recent years according to NASA. Fortunately for these species — which hitherto managed to survive and thrive on their own for hundreds of thousands or millions of years — intrepid 21st Century researchers have arrived on the scene with Al Gore Continue reading
By Ben Lieberman
The Heritage Foundation | 5/8/2008
There are risks to global warming policy as well as risks to global warming, and although the former could be costlier than the latter, they are often neglected in climate change debate. While it may seem far-fetched to some that responding to the “climate crisis” could do more harm than good, it is in fact already happening. Consider the biofuels mandate, which is contributing to the very global warming problems it was designed to prevent. Continue reading
April 29, 2008 — budsimmons
Global Warming: The Left’s Latest War on the Family
By Don Feder
GrassTopsUSA.com | 4/29/2008
Procreation is killing the planet, and traditional religion is to blame, Global-Warming cultists insist.
First the industrial revolution had to go. Then it was to the wall with oil company executives, those malignant Carbon Interests. Next, SUVs were declared enemies of the planet.
Now, the left’s attention has shifted back to its perennial targets – large families and “patriarchal” religion.
In a commentary in the April 21st edition of USA TODAY (”Might our religion be killing us?”), Oliver “Buzz” Thomas quotes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — a tool of the global village idiots at the United Nations — to the effect that Global Warming, caused by CO2 emissions, will lead to “drought, starvation and species extinction.” Continue reading