Category: Junkscience

Jan142009

The lunacy of windpower

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David Frum with more on the insane costs of wind power.

The general conclusion: However costly, however uneconomic, however outright irrational you might have imagined windpower to be – the reality is even worse. Some samples:

via David Frum: More on the high cost and limited return of wind power – Full Comment.

My old buddy Dunford has more on the Windhustlers.

After all, these friends of the Ontario government–and numbered companies who’d like to be buddies of the government–will be subsidized and tax-breaked up the yin-yang to erect 40-storey wind turbines all over the Algonquin boondocks. (Turbines sounds much better than windmills, dude. Very high tech.)

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Dec292008

How about that global warming?

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It’s no surprise that the top story at the NP Full comment section is the one basically debunking global warming.

Strange how all the talk about bike lanes and fossil fuels go away when we’re all freezing in the middle of winter, which lasts approximately 6 months here in Canada?

Still, the number of climate change skeptics is growing rapidly. Because a funny thing is happening to global temperatures — they’re going down, not up.

via Lorne Gunter: Thirty years of warmer temperatures go poof – Full Comment.

more with Chris Booker

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Oct262008

Carborexia

The sooner we get rid of this carbon obsession, the better off we all will be.

If so, don’t worry! You are probably suffering from “carborexia”, Or “energy anorexia”. Psychiatrists in America have identified a new mental illness that threatens the very fabric of society: an obsession with saving the planet. Some people are so addicted to cutting their carbon emissions that they seem to have gone quite mad.

Obsessed with saving the planet? There are worse fates – Telegraph.

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Sep282008

Global cooling in Moscow

No evidence of global warming in Moscow this week.

For the past two weeks, Alexandra Shuvalova has spent almost every evening sitting in a bathtub filled with piping hot water.

The Moscow Times

via Greenie Watch

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Sep52008

Pickin it

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T Boone is on the TV all the time now, buying ads.  What is he talking about, anyway?  Lawrence Soloman explains:

Oil imports are destroying the U. S., say a rising tide of alarmists in the U. S., chief among them T. Boone Pickens, the legendary oil man turned wind power developer. “It is a clear and growing threat to our national security, and our national economy,” he testified to the U. S. Senate. “It has to be stopped. We are on the verge of losing our Super Power status.”

Slim Pickens – FP Comment.

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Aug172008

Global cooling now?

When are the environazis going to stop?  Now we have global cooling.

According to recent news reports, a top observatory that has been measuring sun spot activity predicts that global temperatures will drop by two degrees over the next 20 years as solar activity slows and the planet drastically cools down.

When is the green fad going to be over?  I can hardly wait.

Jul22008

More rising against the hoax

A fellow blogger writes on the great Global Warming Myth.

Yes, I could be convinced, perhaps. But every time I begin to think, “Well, maybe….”, something like this drops into my mail box: [h/t to Judith]

Jun292008

Biofuels Inc.

The calls are growing for the end of biofuel subsidies.

“Biofuels are economical nonsense, ecologically useless and ethically indefensible,” Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chairman of Nestl? SA, the world’s largest food company, wrote recently in a Wall Street Journal essay.

Time to admit a mistake was made and trying something else.

Jun242008

Dion’s carbon shock

How many more stories like this will it take for the Canadians to realize that chasing the imaginary green C02 monster will bankrupt them and the country?

While Stephane Dion promises the Liberals’ proposed $15-billion environmental tax would provide riches for the poor and tax cuts for all, he fails to mention consumers in most parts of the country would be in for some shocking electricity bills.

Harper’s comment of “insane” to describe the Green Shit plan is starting to make sense.

Apr172008

Enviro-terrorists killing the poor

More proof that climate change idiots are doing more harm than good.

Climate-change remedies can lead to greater poverty, starvation and disease, as well as widespread ecological destruction – some of the very misfortunes that they’re supposed to prevent. In our haste to address global warming, we have yet to think seriously about our policies’ unintended effects.

The results have been disastrous, and they’re only getting more so.

Mar292008

Turning on my lights

Don has a good post on the ridiculous Earth Hour ecoterrorism.

By the way, of course, the WWF should award some special prize to the North Korean government, for that government keeps North Koreans not in any meager “Earth Hour,” or even “Earth Day,” but in what WWFers might call “Earth Decades”—very little light ever.  This picture of the Korean peninsula speaks volumes—the Dark Ages today; a society keeping its carbon footprint tiny.  Of course, in doing so it keeps itself also desperately poor, often even to the point of starvation.

I really like this pic of how the North Koreans keep their lights off all the time.

Feb232008

Uphill

Hang on Bob, while the winds of political correctness swirl around your true comment.

General Motors Corp Vice Chairman Bob Lutz has defended remarks he made dismissing global warming as a “total crock of s—,” saying his views had no bearing on GM’s commitment to build environmentally friendly vehicles.

Aug112007

lgf: Y2K Bug Drastically Changes US Climate Data

More news you won’t read in your regularly scheduled programming.

According to the DailyTech blog, the NASA temperature data used to estimate the advance of global warming has been shown to be way off the mark, due to a Y2K bug in the graphing software&#xu2;014and the corrected charts tell a very different story: Blogger Finds Y2K Bug in NASA Climate Data.

Jul62007

Global warming exposed

An essential read by one of Canada’s most lucid conservative commentators.

What follows is a 9-page critique of the so-called “global warming” scare that has taken the world by storm. It took a lot of time and effort to pull this together. I hope readers will agree it is sufficiently comprehensive to put this whole topic in a reasonable perspective.

Jun282007

Green hypocrites

More proof that our so called leaders are hypocrites and that the far left are more

against wealth and success than the “damaging human footprint.”

Orwell would be proud of the doublespeak.