Bill Nye Says Old People Must Die For Climate Science To Progress

Comedian Bill Nye “The Science Guy” said Wednesday that the climate change movement can only move forward once the older generation begins to die off.

“Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It’s generational,” Nye told the Los Angeles Times in an interview. Nye added that he shouldn’t be too hard on older citizens, however, because he is “now one of them.”

Continue Reading 16 Comments

Trump Has Repealed Hundreds Of Obama-Era Regulations

While President Donald Trump struggles to push through health care reform, his administration has successfully withdrawn hundreds of Obama-era regulations, according to the latest federal regulatory agenda.

The White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) “Unified Agenda” now lists “deregulatory actions” taken by federal agencies. So far, the Trump administration has withdrawn 469 regulations proposed in the Obama administration’s final regulatory agenda in 2016.

Continue Reading 6 Comments

California is handling climate change all wrong

Power will cost Californians a lot more with Brown’s cap and trade legislation and use of green energy.

Gov. Jerry Brown has won praise for promising that California will live up to the Paris accord despite President Trump’s withdrawal from the treaty. He also signed a climate deal with China last month and has unveiled plans for a global climate summit in San Francisco next year. Earlier this week, California lawmakers voted to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program for another 10 years.

The message is clear: With a few other states, California is going it alone — an approach that is popular locally and resonates with much of the world.

Continue Reading 5 Comments

Stealth advocacy: a survey of weathercasters’ views on climate change

For a decade, the weathercaster and broadcast meteorology communities have been the subject of a focused campaign to force them to cover global warming in a manner acceptable to the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union, and other advocacy groups.

How well is their strategy working?

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is in the process of publishing the latest weathercaster survey from 2014-16 in its Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Continue Reading 3 Comments

NYTimes: Climate Alarmism Is Good Because Scaremongering Fixed Y2K Bug

Terrifying people about the possibility climate change could eventually destroy Earth is justifiable because alarming citizens about the Y2K bug worked, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

Academics and activists have a license to generate some fear among people about what could happen if global warming is not properly addressed, according to NYT writer Farhad Manjoo. He claimed that a little fear can go along way if it rallies people toward a common cause.

Continue Reading 7 Comments

Professors group wants taxpayer-funded climate change research blocked from public scrutiny

E&E Legal wants unpublished documents that support the hockey stick theory, which showed a drastic uptick in temperatures since the 20th century.

The American Association of University Professors has filed an amicus brief arguing professors at a public university should be exempt from public records act requests from a conservative think tank seeking to review the scholars’ unpublished climate change research.

The brief, filed with the Arizona Court of Appeals in the case Energy & Environment Legal Institute v. Arizona Board of Regents, argues that professors at public universities should be able to keep their unpublished research records private, according to a press release from the AAUP last Friday.

Continue Reading 7 Comments

Elon Musk Can’t Sell His Teslas in Texas (plus five other states)

No subsidies, no sales.“It makes no sense that an American manufactured vehicle would be so challenging to get,” says Tesla owner Matt Holm. “You have to jump through so many hoops.”

When Elon Musk launched the first Tesla sports car in 2008, he didn’t just set out to create a mass market for electric vehicles; Musk wanted to disrupt the entire auto industry by cutting out the dealership middleman and selling his cars directly to consumers.

Continue Reading 2 Comments

How Capitalism Saved The Honeybees

You’ve heard the story: Honeybees are disappearing. Beginning in 2006, beekeepers began reporting mysteriously large losses to their honeybee hives over the winter. The bees weren’t just dying—they were abandoning their hives altogether. The strange phenomenon, dubbed colony collapse disorder, soon became widespread. Ever since, beekeepers have reported higher-than-normal honeybee deaths, raising concerns about a coming silent spring.

Continue Reading 4 Comments

The Nazi Origins of Renewable Energy (and Global Warming)

Why study history, and such an ugly subject as the Nazi rise in the Weimar Republic?  Because quoting George Santayana, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.  It seems we have forgotten a lot, because, as a civilization, we are repeating the mad Nazi schemes of renewable energy on a massive scale.

A good source document is this book:

Cover of Technology and Economy in Third Reich: A Program for Work by Franz Lawaszeck, published in 1933

Dr. Franz Lawaszeck was an inventor and manufacturer of hydropower turbines in Bavaria.  As an early member of Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (the National Socialist German Workers’ Party or Nazi Party), he soon became a prominent spokesman about the economic policy of the party, especially energy policy.

Continue Reading 4 Comments

Red-faced Greens fiasco

Green party leadership has been wiped out in five days from sheer incompetence and ineptitude. 

RED-faced Greens — this is a party which has proven itself to be a lot worse than just sloppy over the past week.

One of the most basic requirements for federal parliament candidates to be elected is and has always been sole Australian citizenship.

Section 44 (i.) of the Constitution was aimed at precluding people being elected as Australian MPs if they also had an “allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power” — i.e. dual citizenship.

Continue Reading 8 Comments