Friday, May 29, 2009

GASP!: Global Warming Kills 315,000 Annually??!

Bull-f'ing-schiza. More ridiculous news stories in the GASP! series and warmlist.

Climate change causes 315,000 deaths a year-report

LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) - Climate change kills about 315,000 people a year through hunger, sickness and weather disasters, and the annual death toll is expected to rise to half a million by 2030, a report said on Friday.

The study, commissioned by the Geneva-based Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF), estimates that climate change seriously affects 325 million people every year, a number that will more than double in 20 years to 10 percent of the world's population (now about 6.7 billion).

Thursday, May 28, 2009

GASP!: Melting Greenland to Flood U.S. Cities

It had been a few weeks, so they decided to throw another ice-melt-flooding-coastal-areas fear story out there. The pattern is that the media alternates talking about Greenland's melting ice sheet (which IS NOT melting), the Arctic, the Antarctic, and glaciers. If they repeat this ice-melt tripe enough, they figure you'll give in and think you've always known this hogwash to be true.

Now, I'll repeat my prediction, since they KEEP REPEATING theirs. NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO U.S. CITIES IF WE DO NOTHING! Case closed. There is ZERO global warming happening as a result of increased CO2.

Check the GASP! series and Dr. Brignell's warmlist for more tall tales...if you like horror movies.

Greenland ice could fuel severe U.S. sea level rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York, Boston and other cities on North America's northeast coast could face a rise in sea level this century that would exceed forecasts for the rest of the planet if Greenland's ice sheet keeps melting as fast as it is now, researchers said on Wednesday.

Sea levels off the northeast coast of North America could rise by 12 to 20 inches more than other coastal areas if the Greenland glacier-melt continues to accelerate at its present pace, the researchers reported.

Secretary Chu: Paint Roofs White

This is the “brilliant” guy Obama hired to be his global warming czar--Steve Chu, and all he has up his sleeve is another DUMB solution to a faux problem. I've written extensively about goofy global warming solutions (like spraying material into our atmosphere to reflect sunlight), and this is another in the long line of dimwitted ideas for something that isn’t even happening.

Heck, let's just paint everything white and the Earth will cool down. Gack, choke...trying not to swallow my tongue.

Obama's green guru calls for white roofs

President Obama's energy adviser has suggested all the world's roofs should be painted white as part of efforts to slow global warming.

Professor Steven Chu, the US Energy Secretary, said the unusual proposal would mean homes in hot countries would save energy and money on air conditioning by deflecting the sun's rays.

More pale surfaces could also slow global warming by reflecting heat into space rather than allowing it to be absorbed by dark surfaces where it is trapped by greenhouse gases and increases temperatures.

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The Nobel Prize-winning physicist said the US was not considering any large scale "geo-engineering" projects where science is used to reverse global warming, but was in favour of "white roofs everywhere".

Pelosi: Inventory Yourselves to be Greener

Nancy "Plastic Surgery Victim" Pelosi hadn't been in the news lately on climate change, so she figured she'd take her trip to China as an opportunity to ignore their REAL human rights abuses and, instead, bash the United States over its stance on climate change—something that’s NOT REAL. Domestic criticism is a habit in which liberals love to indulge while traveling outside the United States.

Never forget--she's trying to save the planet, ya'll.

Pelosi appeals for China's help on climate change

"We are all in this together," Pelosi told an audience of about 200 students and faculty who applauded enthusiastically throughout the 45-minute session. "The impact of climate change is a tremendous risk to the security and well-being of our countries."

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In answering a question from a student about how Pelosi was going to get Americans to cut back on their carbon emissions, the leading Democratic lawmaker said it was important to educate children on how to conserve energy and for citizens to build more environmentally friendly homes.

"We have so much room for improvement," she said. "Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory ... of how we are taking responsibility."

LOL: Turbine Owner in Trouble Over Noise

This is just plain funny. It’s fun to watch these hapless Green fanatics get their just comeuppance.

Green homeowner hit with noise abatement order because 40ft wind turbine is driving his neighbours mad

When Stephen Munday spent £20,000 on a wind turbine to generate electricity for his home, he was proud to be doing his bit for the environment.

He got planning permission and put up the 40ft device two years ago, making sure he stuck to strict noise level limits.

But neighbours still complained that the sound was annoying - and now the local council has ordered him to switch it off.

Sarkozy: A Real Climate Leader

Yay! Go Sarkozy! Finally, a conservative leader with some chutzpah. Did Sarkozy change his mind on global warming? Seems so. Someone needs to give the finger to these stupid cult members.

Sarkozy in climate row over reshuffle

President Nicolas Sarkozy's desire to appoint an outspoken climate-change sceptic to a new French super-ministry of industry and innovation has drawn strong protests from party colleagues and environmentalists.

Claude All├Ęgre argues that global warming is not necessarily caused by human activity. Putting him in charge of scientific research would be tantamount to "giving the finger to scientists", said Nicolas Hulot, France's best-known environmental activist.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Carbon-filled Al Gore Bellows More

When will this carbon-spewing, hypocritical nitwit go away? He's managed to sully the Nobel Prize and the Oscars simply by being a committee-entrancing recipient. He really needs a new niche.

Has anyone noticed how large Al Gore has gotten lately? I mean really...he's HUGE; he has really packed on the fat since he lost the election 9 years ago (yes, I said lost...not robbed of). Do you know out of what fat is primarily composed? That's right...strings and strings of CARBON ATOMS chained together. As a matter of fact, fats and oils are almost 100% carbon, with a little hydrogen thrown in.

Al Gore is a walking, farting environmental carbon disaster, according to his own definition.

And then he consumes enough energy (at his home and in his travels) to power a small city, all while buying carbon credits from his own business to make himself feel better (and richer). He needs the money, though, to buy more steak dinners.

Gore calls on world business leaders to push for climate deal

NEW YORK -- Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore on Sunday urged a gathering of more than 500 business leaders to push for a global agreement on curbing global warming pollution, saying "Mother Nature does not do bailouts."

"The market signals on energy are badly misleading and wrong. We do not take into account the cost of pollution," Gore told the meeting of chief executives from global industry giants, including PepsiCo Inc.

"If there is no cost to be paid for the indiscriminate dumping of pollution into the earth's atmosphere, then it should be a surprise to no one that today we will dump another 70 million tons of global warming pollution into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet," Gore said.

Give Up Certain Foods and Alcohol to Fight Warming

I truly hope all this hogwash fails like the stupid BS it is! I will not stop eating food that I prefer; I will not stop drinking alcohol. I will not stop driving a gas-powered car. I will not stop eating tomatoes. I will keep using regular light bulbs as long as they're available. I’ll use the toilet paper that’s necessary. On each Earth Day or Earth Hour, I will turn on every light in my house and run my vehicles in the driveway too.

I can't wait to see this stupidity fail; it has already failed. The media just won't admit that their propaganda campaign is a disaster. Because their stupid little myth hasn’t taken root.

Burping of the lambs blows roast off menu

GIVE up lamb roasts and save the planet. Government advisers are developing menus to combat climate change by cutting out “high carbon” food such as meat from sheep, whose burping poses a serious threat to the environment.

Out will go kebabs, greenhouse tomatoes and alcohol. Instead, diners will be encouraged to consume more potatoes and seasonal vegetables, as well as pork and chicken, which generate fewer carbon emissions.

“Changing our lifestyles, including our diets, is going to be one of the crucial elements in cutting carbon emissions,” said David Kennedy, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change.

Beavis & Butthead Creator to Lampoon Greenies

Good! It’s about time more voices join the chorus of those showing how dumb and moronic these alarmist lunatics really are. I will soon be driving a new muscle car, and I plan to blow the doors off of every hybrid and “Smart Car” I pass on the highway.

Making a Mockery of Being Green

The creator of ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ and ‘King of the Hill’ has a new target: environmentalists

Director Mike Judge’s new animated television series “The Goode Family” is a send-up of a clan of environmentalists who live by the words “What would Al Gore do?” Gerald and Helen Goode want nothing more than to minimize their carbon footprint. They feed their dog, Che, only veggies (much to the pet’s dismay) and Mr. Goode dutifully separates sheets of toilet paper when his wife accidentally buys two-ply. And, of course, the family drives a hybrid.

Community activist Helen Goode (the voice of Nancy Carell) chats with a neighbor in the coming ABC animated series ‘The Goode Family,’ which pokes fun at a household of environmentalists living in the Midwest.

On Wednesday at 9 p.m., “The Goode Family” will have its premiere on ABC and become the first animated series on the network’s prime-time lineup since 1995 when “The Critic” starring Jon Lovitz ended its second season.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Eisenhower Lives Again in Green

I’ve written about this phenomenon long ago, though not in these words; sometimes I feel so ahead of some of my more established colleagues out there.

But the byline to the story could be my words—businesses see profits in the green movement.

Of course they do, as I mentioned before! Everyone who’s still espousing this bull has some angle, some benefit to gain by the scam’s continuation.

Follow the dollar to find the rat

The Climate-Industrial Complex

Some businesses see nothing but profits in the green movement.

Some business leaders are cozying up with politicians and scientists to demand swift, drastic action on global warming. This is a new twist on a very old practice: companies using public policy to line their own pockets.

The tight relationship between the groups echoes the relationship among weapons makers, researchers and the U.S. military during the Cold War. President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned about the might of the "military-industrial complex," cautioning that "the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." He worried that "there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties."

This is certainly true of climate change. We are told that very expensive carbon regulations are the only way to respond to global warming, despite ample evidence that this approach does not pass a basic cost-benefit test. We must ask whether a "climate-industrial complex" is emerging, pressing taxpayers to fork over money to please those who stand to gain.

Meet the Green NBC Psychos

Most major media outlets still operating (because their biased advocacy hasn’t miraculously driven them from business yet) are almost open environmental alarmists and global warming advocates. They advocate simply by citing the oft-heard “consensus,” which any scientist worth her weight would tell you is meaningless in the realm of science and scientific debate. This means that most media regularly IGNORE the opposing scientific arguments against the theory…ahem, myth…of global warming.

It shouldn’t surprise you much to see GE’s CEO openly advocate in terms of alarmists’ propaganda; MSNBC is the channel that now regularly features the little green peacock logo, as opposed to the more traditional rainbow colored one.

Cap-and-Trade? A mystical Obama scam-tax; let’s call it a STAX. Cap-and-Trade is a fancy way of confusing the less brainy among us, so that we don’t recognize we’re paying more for things like electricity and fuel—the powerhouses of capitalism.

GE's Jeff Immelt: Global Warming 'Compelling'; Cap-and-Trade Most 'Effective' Way to Go

CEO of parent company of NBC Universal argues for carbon price to create 'certainty.'

General Electric (NYSE:GE) is the parent company of the major media conglomerate NBC Universal, which owns media outlets NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. At times that has led to the lines between corporate advocacy and journalism being blurred.

That was certainly the case when GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” May 20 to discuss the White House meeting of President Barack Obama’s 16-member Economic Recovery Advisory Board headed by former Federal Reserve chief Paul Volcker.

Immelt used his platform at CNBC to make the case for a cap-and-trade program to curb emissions – something Obama has called for and one Congressional committee is debating this week.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

GASP!: iPods – The Great Polar Bear Killers

This type of fear-provoking, anti-capitalist article certainly isn’t new to the plethora of lefty writings that detail what our love of electronics is doing to scorch the Earth. We’ve seen computers, video games, flat screen TVs, Christmas lights, and LCD monitors attacked before for their transgressions against an ordered, socialist society, which poots not one ounce of carbon into the atmosphere.

This attack on electronics doesn’t include the other “Mean Green” attacks on such capitalist offerings as drive-through restaurants, cows, toilet paper, automobiles, air travel, and old-fashioned light bulbs.

Read more of the GASP! series and follow some warmlist links if you need to be MORE AFRAID than you already are of NOTHING. Look, there’s your shadow! Boo!

Environmental alarms raised over consumer electronics

PARIS — Charge your iPod, kill a polar bear?

The choice might not be quite that stark, but an energy watchdog is alarmed about the threat to the environment from the soaring electricity needs of gadgets like MP3 players, mobile phones and flat screen TVs.

In a report Wednesday, the Paris-based International Energy Agency estimates new electronic gadgets will triple their energy consumption by 2030 to 1,700 terawatt hours, the equivalent of today's home electricity consumption of the United States and Japan combined.

Shocker: White House Memo Questions Global Warming Action

Yes, it was one voice of many (so says the disclaimer). But remember, prominent liberals are on record saying that the economy must be cooled to fight global warming; they got their wish—the economy has cooled; so why all this panic to get something passed? Please go into it for yourself and discover the answer—it’s really quite obvious.

And why is there now a liberal voice among them who dares worry about the economic consequences of these policies? Because the nuts got their wish with the recent economic downturn; they know how low global warming ranks in the minds of average Americans compared to the economy. So, does it make sense to hurt the economy MORE with Draconian legislation aimed against a climate “problem” that doesn’t even exist? Can you guess how that will play out politically? How will it play out in the next election?

This is the reason for that lone voice in the memo. This is the reason that Congress watered down the cap-and-trade bill recently. They’re smart enough to try to avoid a repeat of the 1994 elections; if it can happen to them in 1994 and happen to Republicans in 2004 then it can come around for them again too. No matter what…they realize their control of the federal government is tenuous.

White House Memo Challenges EPA Finding on Global Warming

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal that could lead to regulating the gases blamed for global warming will prove costly for factories, small businesses and other institutions, according to a White House document.

The nine-page memo is a compilation of opinions made by a dozen federal agencies and departments before the EPA determined in April that greenhouse gases pose dangers to public health and welfare.

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A White House aide and Office of Management and Budget spokesman said the cost critique came from a single federal agency, and the document did not reflect the administration's view. They declined to identify which agency challenged the EPA proposal.

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Still, Republicans and business groups immediately used the document to bolster their arguments that controlling greenhouse gases would harm the economy.

They also highlighted parts of the document that fault how the EPA arrived at its conclusion that greenhouse gases endanger human health and welfare, since the gases by themselves do not pose any harm.

The memo says the EPA could have been "more balanced" in its analysis by also highlighting regions of the country that would benefit from global warming, such as the state of Alaska, which would have warmer winters. It also says the EPA appeared to stretch the precautionary principle to support regulation despite the "unprecedented uncertainty" in linking emissions of greenhouse gases and the warming that will result to health effects.

"It really appears to me that the decision was based more on political calculation than on scientific ones," said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who called the document "a smoking gun" during a hearing Tuesday on the Obama administration's proposed budget for EPA.

Dems Cut Plans for Warming Laws

One definitely gets the sense by reading this article’s headline that the media isn’t happy with the Democrats.

This bill, if it does pass in its weaker form, will STILL be a travesty against John and Jane America; you can count on one irrefutable aspect of capitalism that the media will definitely not tell you about: Affected corporations will not pay…they will pass on the additional cost to the consumer in the form of higher prices, which means this is an indirect tax on all of us who consume products and services in America.

All of this because of a lie; CO2 does not cause the Earth to warm!

House Dems scale back plans to curb global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democratic leaders are scaling back plans to curb global warming and make the transition to cleaner energy in the hopes that they can get a bill passed this year.

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., announced Tuesday evening the outlines of a deal that they said would ensure the legislation will please both environmental and industry groups and have the support of moderate Democrats on the House Energy Committee.

To do so, they have lowered targets for renewable energy, will require a smaller reduction by 2020 in the emissions blamed for global warming, and will give away valuable permits to release pollution to electricity distribution companies and auto manufacturers.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

More Swine 'I Told You So'

Swine Flu...throw it on top of Y2K, global warming, SARS, bird flu, and so on. A media-generated fear frenzy.

As the World Health Organization raised its infectious disease alert level Wednesday and health officials confirmed the first death linked to swine flu inside U.S. borders, scientists studying the virus are coming to the consensus that this hybrid strain of influenza -- at least in its current form -- isn't shaping up to be as fatal as the strains that caused some previous pandemics.

[From Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild - Los Angeles Times]

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wacko Plan: Stop Using Words ‘Global Warming’

So, since ‘global warming’ as a social reprogramming scheme is falling on deaf ears, what is the environmental movements’ plan to save anthropogenic global warming from the dustbin of similar overhyped nothings like swine flu, Y2K, bird flu, and SARS? Why, change the name, of course!

In other words, they wish to CONCEAL their real intentions to keep the dream of government control of your consumption habits in check (i.e., restrict capitalism and replace with socialism). The best way to obscure one’s real intentions is to play the ‘name game,’ a subject with which these slime are all too familiar.

My brothers, sisters, and I—those of us who fight global warming stupidity in the blogosphere because no one in the mainstream media will do it—will be there to resist this clandestine operation, however. No matter what one changes the name to, if one insinuates that manmade carbon dioxide is fueling a new doomsday, we’ll be there to excoriate all shaggy-haired liberals who hype such BS.

Seeking to Save the Planet, With a Thesaurus

WASHINGTON — The problem with global warming, some environmentalists believe, is “global warming.”

The term turns people off, fostering images of shaggy-haired liberals, economic sacrifice and complex scientific disputes, according to extensive polling and focus group sessions conducted by ecoAmerica, a nonprofit environmental marketing and messaging firm in Washington.

Instead of grim warnings about global warming, the firm advises, talk about “our deteriorating atmosphere.” Drop discussions of carbon dioxide and bring up “moving away from the dirty fuels of the past.” Don’t confuse people with cap and trade; use terms like “cap and cash back” or “pollution reduction refund.”

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Yep: Swine Flu Scare is Media-driven

In my best Gomer Pyle voice, "Surprise, surprise, surprise!" The news media overhyped something? Say it isn't so!

What does this have to do with global warming? If you had a brain you could figure it out.

Swine flu may be less potent than first feared

Friday, May 1, 2009

GASP!: 'All Humanity Under Threat' From Swine Flu

Just remember what the WHO said (see the article below) once this mild flu bug has run its course. Remember that the WHO is a subsidiary of the U.N., whose climate arms (i.e., IPCC) have proclaimed similar doomsday scenarios with regard to manmade global warming.

The regular seasonal flu kills ~500,000 worldwide every year, and there’s never really any news coverage of that. However, this “swine” flu seems bogus in terms of the threat advertised among the news media; confirmed deaths are currently a handful, not hundreds as implied due to “unconfirmed” status. Even if the deaths were in the hundreds, it still wouldn’t have risen to the mortality level of regular seasonal flu, at least yet.  

It appears to be an overhyped flop. I personally know someone who just had it—an American molecular biologist—who has already recovered. Even the name “swine” is a media-invoked misnomer; the virus itself contains genetic elements of previously identified type A viruses from humans, swine, and aves.

Why belabor this swine flu business? What does it have to do with climate? Well, first it shows just what the media does with a story—they create news and editorialize by what they leave in and out of a story. Second, it demonstrates that the U.N. can’t be trusted over climate change. They have a socialist agenda that benefits from public fear; the more the public fears ANYTHING, the more they turn to the government to save them.

Get more GASP! here and check out the warmlist.

Swine flu: 'All of humanity under threat', WHO warns

The World Health Organisation has warned that "all of humanity is under threat" from a potential swine flu pandemic and called for "global solidarity" to combat the virus.