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Not Evil, Just Wrong

What comes to mind when you read that headline?

Barack Hussein Obama?  Al Sharpton?  Matt Lauer?

How about Global Warming?  Bingo!

I wanted to highlight a new documentary that is being released called Not Evil, Just Wrong about the dangers of the Global Warming hysteria.  I appreciate the title as it highlights what I have to remind myself constantly: This isn’t against people, it’s against an ideology or worldview.

Liberals aren’t evil; they’re merely misguided in a couple areas.

The film holds much promise – see website for more details, release date, etc.  I myself look forward to viewing it.

Filed under: Environment, Media/News

Obama Happy to be a One-Term Wonder?

Have you ever seen a politician happy to only hold one term in office?

Isn’t the goal to represent the people well enough that they want to re-elect you?

So, what could possibly be the motive behind this statement?

US President Barack Obama would be fine with serving only one term if he achieved some of his most audacious goals, like his embattled health care overhaul, spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

First of all, I’m glad they are admitting these are his plans…and not what American’s want.

But, here is what Obama is saying to me: Regardless if the people want my plans or not, I’m going to pass them anyway.  Why?  Because I know what’s best for the United States, not you.

Liberals are really convincing me they really do think the Government can do things better than the people!

Don’t believe me?  Read on:

The way he approaches this issue [health care], the economy, Afghanistan, Iraq, any of these issues is not in a mode of self-preservation, said Gibbs.

Obama says he wants to take decisions “he thinks are in the best interests of the American people, not what’s in the best interest of his personal polling numbers”, said the spokesman.

We Americans don’t know what we want; we need Obama to tell us what we want.  And, those silly polls that meant so much to liberals during the Bush era – that say we don’t want BHO’s audacious goals – well, those just mean we really do want them, we just don’t know it yet.

If his plans were really in the best interests of the people, we would reward him and re-elect him to office.  The fact that he feels as though implementing his goals will cause him to sacrifice his popularity clearly states they aren’t popular programs.

This just doesn’t sound like the Obama people voted into Office…

Filed under: Economy, Environment, Health Care, Media/News

World Ocean Temperatures Highest in 130 Years

If there was one thing I’d like to see happen in the Climate Change debate, it would be for people to make up their minds.

Are we getting hotter, or are we getting cooler?

Let’s begin with the cooler side of things.  It seems the Upper Midwest is having one of the coolest summers since 1889.  Concerned about Polar Bears?  A rather frigid summer in Hudson Bay, Canada has been a ‘boon’ for the white, artic-dwelling carnivore:

A cold summer in many parts of Canada may have meant fewer barbecues and camping trips this year, but lower temperatures have been a boon for the beleaguered Hudson Bay polar bears.

Experts say the summer sea ice has lasted longer than it has in years, which has given the region’s more than 1,000 bears extra time to hunt, feed and raise healthy cubs.

Sounds like the climate is working pretty well up there, yeah?

Good thing the bears don’t live in Maine.  Gee golly, the poor folks in Maine are having to deal with an ocean temperature that feels almost as good as bath water.  Who wants that?  You’ll never guess who’s causing all this ruckus, either:

Meteorologists said there’s a combination of forces at work this year: A natural El Nino system just getting started on top of worsening man-made global warming, and a dash of random weather variations. The resulting ocean heat is already harming threatened coral reefs. It could also hasten the melting of Arctic sea ice and help hurricanes strengthen.

Wait, didn’t we just read about the sea ice lasting longer?  My favorite part was the ‘dash of random weather variations.’

If it isn’t the polar bears, it’s the coral reefs. 😉

Filed under: Environment, Media/News

Forbes Greenest Company is…ExxonMobil?

Talk about a 180!  Exxon has come a long way since the days of the Valdez oil spill.

What drove Forbes decision to give ExxonMobil this honor?  The article cites 2 reasons a company goes green: for Political and Engineering purposes.

Politically, ExxonMobil has invested $600 million into algae farms that convert sunlight into automotive fuel.  Don’t ask me how that works!  What it has done, however, is mended ties with environmental groups – which is a pretty clever move.

But, even more so, ExxonMobil has pumped $30 billion into a mega-plant for producing liquified natural gas, or LNG.

The engineering solution to the matter of carbon in the atmosphere: Drill for natural gas. Per unit of energy delivered, methane releases 40% to 50% less carbon dioxide than coal and a quarter less than petroleum. Coal fuels half of U.S. power generation. Replacing all of it with methane would cut CO2 emissions by 1 billion tons a year.

Could windmills come close to that in reducing greenhouse gases? Not easily.

This plant will vault ExxonMobil into first place as the world’s largest natural gas producer.

It sounds like it could be a risky move.  The article also points out the demand for LNG has fallen since the recession; and, ExxonMobil should probably spend some time marketing the advantages of natural gas and that it does reduce carbon emissions when compared to coal.

What will really drive results is transforming LNG into a green alternative in the mind of the public.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – will we see it in natural gas?

Filed under: Environment, Media/News

UN: 4 Months to Secure Future of Mankind

If you’ve never been to Yellowstone National Park, you may want to schedule your vacation.

And, I’d also think about visiting the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Estes, and Yosemite, among others.

Why?  Because, it’s all going to disappear, silly.  According to the UN Secretary General, mankind’s future will be determined in the next 4 months, and the outlook doesn’t look good.  Say goodbye to plant-life as we know it.

Here’s a quote from the sanguine speech:

If we fail to act, climate change will intensify: droughts, floods and other natural disasters.  Water shortages will affect hundreds of millions of people.  Malnutrition will engulf large parts of the developing world. Tensions will worsen. Social unrest – even violence – could follow.   The damage to national economies will be enormous.

The human suffering will be incalculable.

We have just four months. Four months to secure the future of our planet.

Wow.

How does he know all this?  He provided no factual evidence yet acted as though all of this is completely and totally imminent.

What is the ultimate purpose of the climate change discussion?  What are we working towards?  Is there an optimum level of carbon emissions that will eliminate climate change?

Granted, the most distressing time in history is coming.  But, it won’t happen as a result of climate change.

Until then, I guess we’ll just be thankful for the Volt 🙂

Filed under: Environment, Media/News

GM Unveils the 2010 Chevy Volt

I realize that 90% of headlines today touch the Health Care debate – dare I mention the Post Office blunder and the AARP lie as some of those headlines –

Even so, I figured it was an opportunity to digress from the topic, if even for a moment.

Government Motors unveiled yesterday the new 2010 Chevy Volt.  It boasts 230 mpg’s (which has yet to be confirmed by the EPA) and offers drivers a plug-in electric motor with a 40 mile range.  Even so, the 230 mpg’s would make it the first vehicle to break the ‘triple-digit mileage barrier’ and if your commute is less than 40 miles, you wouldn’t even use one drop of gasoline.

Does anyone know what a replacement battery costs for the plug-in motor?  I do hope this vehicle will positively impact the environment and reduce dependence on foreign oil – but, only time will tell.

I think there are easier ways to impact the environment and come with price tags far below the $40,000 Volt.

An excellent calculation at HotAir.com here estimates that at $3 per gallon for gas, it would take 113,000 miles to make up the cost of buying the Volt versus your average, $18,000-20-mpg car.  Further insight offers these added costs/headaches:

That also doesn’t account for (a) the (comparatively tiny) cost of electricity to charge the battery, (b) the headaches for apartment-dwellers in finding a place to charge the thing, (c) the possibility of higher maintenance costs as the Volt’s new technology suffers glitches, and (d) the strain on urban electrical grids a decade or two down the road when these suckers become popular.

When it comes to other new technologies, I tend to be a laggard.  I think it will payoff for green technology as well 🙂

Filed under: Environment, Media/News

Sarah Palin on Cap and Trade

She has a op-ed column in the Washington Times today mostly regarding the Cap and Tax legislation.

It’s a good read.  You can find it here.

“We have an important choice to make. Do we want to control our energy supply and its environmental impact? Or, do we want to outsource it to China, Russia and Saudi Arabia? Make no mistake: President Obama’s plan will result in the latter.”

It’s good stuff 🙂

Filed under: Environment, Media/News

Artificial Intelligence

It’s officially been taken to an unhealthy level.

The ‘fight’ against global warming was compared to that of WWII and the battle against Hitler.

This is absolutely bizarre. The place climate change has taken in some people’s lives is really quite unhealthy.

Escalating an unproven theory and relating it to one of the greatest crises in history signifies to me that the supporters of global warming really don’t know what they’re talking about.

Seriously.  What better way to make yourself appear intelligent than to use ridiculous assumptions and far-fetched allegories?

It’s called artificial intelligence.

And, just so people are aware, the Polar Bears are doing just fine.


Filed under: Environment

202-224-3121

I hope this isn’t too late.

Yes, I really am for protecting the environment.  I would love it if my house had solar panels.  I enjoy reading about homesteading and hope someday to have some land of my own.  There’s just something better about organic milk.

But, when it comes to the Cap and Tax bill that is before Congress – it must not be passed!  This is serious.  We are essentially shooting ourselves in the foot economically for something that will only make Al Gore a billionaire.

And, I really don’t want to be forced to drive a go-cart.

What are the implications of the Cap and Tax bill?  It is a massive energy tax that in summary will:

  • Result in huge job losses via companies sending even more jobs overseas;
  • It will cut your available income by raising taxes;
  • It will raise the price of everything that you buy as a result of this tax;
  • Result in an even bigger, controlling government that dictates even more of our lives.

Even Greenpeace is against this bill!  This thing is a 1,200 page nightmare that has been sloppily assembled by Democrats and it must be stopped.

How can you help?

Contact this number – 202-224-3121 – to reach out to your local Congress members and say NO to this bill.

Filed under: Environment