Carbon Credit

TreeStats

The word “carbon” is often used as a shorthand for carbon dioxide. Environmentalists talk of “carbon footprints” and “carbon pollution” and have injected such terms into the language. But not too long ago, we all recognized that Earth’s biosphere was one of “carbon-based life.” That is, of course, still true. But humans are changing the […]

Hottest Year Never

GlobalWarming

Here is a good collection of links on the current push by the US government and media to convince us that 2014 was the “Hottest Year Ever,” ignoring the actual satellite data. And some other thoughts on the topic, not well-researched, but with perhaps a surprise or two. […]

Climate

GlobalWarming

I was challenged about the “consensus” on climate change over at Citizen Tom’s blog, and told that I should accept it because of the correlation of extreme weather and CO2. This is a slightly edited version of my reply, fixing a couple of typos and formatting issues. Now it’s back to work for me… […]

Indigestible Blocs

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“I believe that this nation is the last hope of Western civilization and if this oasis of the world shall be overrun, perverted, contaminated or destroyed, then the last flickering light of humanity will be extinguished. “I take no issue with those who would praise the contributions which have been made to our society by people of many races, of varied creeds and colors. America is indeed a joining together of many streams which go to form a mighty river which we call the American way. However, we have in the United States today hard-core, indigestible blocs which have not become integrated into the American way of life, but which, on the contrary are its deadly enemies.” […]

The Arctic Joule, One Year Ago

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Hmm. This was scheduled to post in August, and never did.

A bit over a year ago, the Arctic Joule full of four tense young rowers was crossing the strait from the Lady Franklin Point — and was bailing out, at the not-quite-halfway mark. By the 28th of August, they were out of the water […]

Global Warming Discussion

This post, from a speech by Nigel Lawson, is extensive and is one that I am in complete agreement with. Lawson discusses a great many aspects of the issue, from science to politics, and gets it all correct. […]

Butterflies and Other Lies

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science used to promote science. I was a member for many years, and watched them devolve into an increasingly political leftist advocacy group. Nowhere is this process more evident than on the topic of climate change: The once-august group is willing to lie to promote the idea of catastrophic global warming, which keeps the grant money coming, keeps them on politically correct, and keeps them in good favor in the current government. As the evidence shows that climate change is not catastrophic and not likely to be, the AAAS and other advocacy groups are ramping up the lies, desperate to keep the scam going by mere dint of repetition. […]

Chevron Fraud

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This is an interesting case that has been litigated for a long time. It is essentially Chevron against a coalition of environmentalists and their attorneys, who initially won an $18 billion judgment against the energy company. But that has changed. Now, in the face of massive fraud by the environmentalists, the court has reversed the judgment and has required the fraudsters to pay Chevron’s legal bills. […]

Global Intolerance

GWreligion

Since the global warming catastrophists are so obviously losing the debate, they are doing everything they can to make certain that debate is not allowed. Consider this bit of humor: […]

Happy New Year!

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In Antarctica, there is a place along the frigid coast called Mawson Station. It is named for Sir Douglas Mawson, an Engligs-born Australian explorer who was one of the early Heroic Explorers of Antarctica. His story is quite interesting, especially his survival during one grim trip where things went south, so to speak. There is a bit of info on that in the Wikipedia article, and the story is the subject of the book Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Story in the History of Exploration. […]