American Elephants

Sunday Links: Good Reading! by The Elephant's Child

—  Semper Fly: Here’s a lovely essay about fly fishing with wounded warriors for your Sunday reading.  Warriors and Quiet Waters  is an organization that employs a band of volunteers to employ the therapeutic and rehabilitative  qualities of fly fishing for trout on Montana’s rivers and streams to help heal traumatically wounded U.S. servicemen and women.  Worth your time.

Dr. David Whitehouse asks “Warming, What Warming?” The one question climate scientists avoid, he says, is “how long does the current standstill in global temperatures continue before you question some of your assumptions about global warming?”

IPCC Wrong Again: Up to now, scientists have asserted that species are currently dying out at a 100 to 1,000 times the so-called ‘background rate’ the average pace of extinctions over the history of life on Earth.  Oops! Species loss far less severe than feared.

The Truth About Greenhouse Gases: The dubious science of the climate crusaders, by William Happer  A contemporary moral epidemic; the notion that increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, notably carbon dioxide, will have disastrous consequences for mankind and for the planet. The “climate crusade” is one characterized by true believers, opportunists, cynics, money-hungry governments, manipulators of various types — even children’s crusades — all based on contested science and dubious claims.

U.S. Goes on an Energy Starvation Diet: The Environmental Protection Agency has two new rules it wants to impose on utilities that use coal.  But the rules make sense only if you want less energy, higher prices and fewer jobs.

Media’s Bias on Display in Hate of Palin. The New York Times and Washington Post have asked their readers’ help in scouring 24,000 emails from Sarah Palin’s governorship released Friday.  They hate her — really hate her.

Job Plan With a Page From Marx: The president has unveiled a plan to cut joblessness with an industrial policy from the 19th century.  In this “new ” economy, government will pick winners and losers for industry.  It didn’t work then, it won’t work now.

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