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Monday, October 1st, 2007
1:15 pm
The promotion that wasn't.

Starbucks Corp. is planning a summer publicity blitz for "Arctic Tale," a movie about a walrus and a polar bear narrated by Queen Latifah, using posters and cup-holders that the company hopes will educate coffee drinkers about climate crisis.

Starbucks also hopes that this time around, customers will actually go see the movie.

Ok, the nearest Starbucks just opened a couple of months ago, but did I totally miss this or what?
Saturday, September 29th, 2007
12:13 pm

With the intense climate rhetoric of this week’s U.N. Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon’s high-level event in New York, the Clinton Global Initiative and President Bush’s leaders summit, it is time to start asking some fundamental questions of those who would radically restructure our economy in the hope of “stopping global warming.” Here is a sample:

1. What is your climate science-related background?
Friday, September 28th, 2007
10:26 am
Earth does not need life support

James Lovelock, environmentalist, futurologist and creator of the Gaia hypothesis and its view of Earth as a huge organism, proposes that we help the planet "cure itself" by artificially ramping up ocean mixing, which would stimulate the growth of carbon-munching algae, thereby sinking more carbon dioxide into the ocean.
Thursday, September 27th, 2007
11:36 am

“This is an emergency,” Mr Gore told the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative. “I think that the key to fighting global poverty is to have the wealthy nations and the developing nations join together to reduce global warming … I think what we need is a global Marshall plan to make the creation of jobs around the reduction of carbon the central principle for how we develop this.”
Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
10:02 am

September 26, 2007 -- AFTER the Democrats took control of Con gress last year, party leaders said that one goal of the new majority was "to achieve energy independence, strengthen national security, grow our economy and create jobs, lower energy prices and begin to address global warming."

Yet the Democrats' energy bills do just the reverse - thwarting energy independence by taxing oil producers and keeping substantial reserves of oil and natural gas locked up, while favoring "fairy dust" alternative energy and fuel sources that won't be able to compete with oil and gas for decades (if ever).
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007
12:11 pm
That's not even 1%

LONDON (Reuters) - Almost two-thirds of the world's people say there must be urgent action to tackle global warming, a poll for the BBC World Service showed on Tuesday.

Overall, 65 percent of the 22,000 people polled in 21 countries said there was a need "to take major steps very soon" ranging from 91 percent in Spain to 37 percent in India.

Hold on a minute, let's do some math. There are at least 6 billion people on earth. This study spoke to 22,000, and yet it claims 2/3 of the world want "urgent action". Behold the arrogance.
Monday, September 24th, 2007
11:46 am
The UN - Socialist tool

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told an unprecedented summit on climate change Monday that "the time for doubt has passed" and a breakthrough is needed in global talks to sharply reduce emissions of global-warming gases.
Sunday, September 23rd, 2007
2:29 pm
The Bitch of the House plans your next tax increase in the name of the environment

As chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is gearing up for the biggest challenge of her career - writing legislation to combat global warming.
Saturday, September 22nd, 2007
12:53 pm

Climate Change: Did NASA scientist James Hansen, the global warming alarmist in chief, once believe we were headed for . . . an ice age? An old Washington Post story indicates he did.
Friday, September 21st, 2007
10:57 am
So is it good or bad?

Climate change may lead to lush growth rather than catastrophic tree loss in the Amazonian forests, researchers from the US and Brazil have found. A study, in the journal Science, found that reduced rainfall had led to greener forests, possibly because sunlight levels are higher when there are fewer rainclouds.
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
12:10 pm

Energy-saving light bulbs can trigger epilepsy-like symptoms in sufferers of the condition, it has been revealed.
Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
10:44 am
Ethanol - The False Messiah

The distortions in agricultural production are startling. Corn prices are up about 50 percent from last year, while soybean prices are projected to rise up to 30 percent in the coming year, as farmers have replaced soy with corn in their fields. The increasing cost of animal feed is raising the prices of dairy and poultry products.

The news from the rest of the world is little better. Ethanol production in the United States and other countries, combined with bad weather and rising demand for animal feed in China, has helped push global grain prices to their highest levels in at least a decade. Earlier this year, rising prices of corn imports from the United States triggered mass protests in Mexico. The chief of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has warned that rising food prices around the world have threatened social unrest in developing countries.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
11:24 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge tossed out a lawsuit by California's attorney general on Monday seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from six automakers for damaging the state with climate-changing greenhouse gases.

Martin Jenkins, a federal judge in the Northern District of California, said the issue of global warming should be decided in the political rather than legal arena.
Monday, September 17th, 2007
12:56 pm
The wicked witch of global warming

Then one day, the wicked witch had a marvellous idea! She could stop these happy souls from having so much fun almost overnight. Why, she could make their lives downright miserable. And better still, she could make them even feel guilty over how they were living their lives. Wow.

She called this great idea “global cooling.” Unfortunately, the era was 1975, and the people just laughed her silly thoughts away. Except for Time Magazine, of course. Years went by and she was very depressed indeed. Then, one chilly winter day, she came upon an even better idea to kill off the people’s joy. She called her new idea “global warming.” And it stuck.
Sunday, September 16th, 2007
12:18 pm

Global warming may also be slowing down the Gulf Stream, leading to a cooler climate in Scandinavia and Britain. Confused? I am. Almost everything to do with the debate about global warming is shrouded in a dense smog of non sequiturs, contradiction and anomaly. Never more so than when the world’s leaders hail such meetings as last week’s get together on the Baltic as the breakthrough that might save the planet.
Saturday, September 15th, 2007
12:48 pm

Sadly, that is exactly what has happened over the past decade and a half. In a public and government relations coup of unprecedented proportions, governments world-wide have been frightened into bowing before "so-called" romantic environmentalists, a well-funded but misguided movement that has thoroughly distorted the public policy debate. Anyone who questions their dogma is to be silenced, shunned and disgraced. Policies that in other fields would be subject to intense, independent audits before even being suggested are now being announced routinely and promoted aggressively by environment ministers who have no knowledge or interest in what science really says about the impact of their decisions. 'It looks good in the press; it will keep environmentalists off our backs; the science is irrelevant - just do it!' must be the advice politicians are receiving from back room strategists.
Friday, September 14th, 2007
11:19 am
Old, but still makes a point

After months of dithering, the ABC has announced it will broadcast, but not until July, the controversial British documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle, a science-backed rebuttal of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.
Thursday, September 13th, 2007
8:46 am
*mockity mock mock*

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis of peer-reviewed literature reveals that more than 500 scientists have published evidence refuting at least one element of current man-made global warming scares. More than 300 of the scientists found evidence that 1) a natural moderate 1,500-year climate cycle has produced more than a dozen global warmings similar to ours since the last Ice Age and/or that 2) our Modern Warming is linked strongly to variations in the sun's irradiance. "This data and the list of scientists make a mockery of recent claims that a scientific consensus blames humans as the primary cause of global temperature increases since 1850," said Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Dennis Avery.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
10:59 am

Despite the fact that NASA tried to block him from accessing U.S. temperature data, persistent efforts by a climate change blogger forced the government to amend U.S. temperature data.

Because of the blogger’s efforts, NASA now recognizes 1934 as the hottest year in U.S. history, not 1998
Monday, September 10th, 2007
1:40 pm

It used to be said that there were two things you should not talk about at the dinner table — religion and politics — in order to avoid unpleasant disagreements.

To that we may now add global warming, a topic which certainly leads to hotter tempers if not always rising temperatures.
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