Filed under: Domestic Policy, Foreign Policy, Politics | Tags: Environment, Global Warming, Junk Science, Political Correctness/Multiculturalism, Weather/Climate
(CHICAGO, Illinois – December 13, 2007) — For the second time this week, the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) was kicked off the press schedule for the United Nations’ climate conference in Bali, Indonesia.
The ICSC is a group of scientists from Africa, Australia, Europe, India, New Zealand, and the U.S. who contend sound science does not support the outrageous claims and draconian regulations proposed in Bali.
The ICSC team leader, Bryan Leyland, an expert in carbon and energy trading, reported, “This morning I confirmed we had the main conference hall for 9:00 AM tomorrow. At 4:30 PM today, I found that Barbara Black bumped us off the schedule and closed further bookings. I’m fuming.”
Black is NGO liaison officer for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bali.
Earlier in the week, UN officials in Bali closed down the ICSC’s first press conference there. Black interrupted the press conference and demanded the scientists immediately cease. She threatened to have the police physically remove them from the premises.
Black’s efforts are part of the United Nations’ ongoing censorship of dissenting voices at Bali. ICSC scientists have been prevented from participating in panel discussions, side events, and exhibits.
Why do liberal’s hate science so much? (h/t Planet Gore)
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Local News, Washington State, Weather/Climate
We had our first snow of the season here in the Seattle area today. It was a little reluctant to stick at first, but it was coming down pretty heavy and volume eventually won out. Everything blanketed in a layer of crisp white.
Unfortunately, snow rarely sticks around in Seattle. Forecast is for rain tomorrow.
Easy come, easy go.
Oh well, maybe it will come again in time for Christmas.
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Environment, Humor, Politics | Tags: Al Gore, Debunking Liberal Lies, Democrat Lies/Dirty Tricks, Global Warming, Junk Science, Political Correctness/Multiculturalism, Weather/Climate
Al Gore has been incensed with what he calls the “well-funded climate-denial industry”. There have even been accusations that the relatively small think tank C.E.I. received as much as $10,000 from oil companies to encourage C.E.I. to deny global warming. Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist at University of Alabama at Huntsville laughed and remarked that since the government was funding scientists to the tune of $100,000 and $200,000 to prove that the globe is indeed warming, anything the deniers were getting was pretty small potatoes. Dr. Kenneth Green of A.E.I. calls our attention to the following article from Ad Age:
“But now one of the most hotly contended pitches out there is for the Alliance for Climate Protection, the organization formed last year by Al Gore. Four elite agencies — Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, the Martin Agency and Y&R — are squaring off for the business and are expected to present to the former vice president himself early next month, according to executives familiar with the review. The budget for the “historic, three-to-five-year, multimedia global campaign,” as the request for proposals puts it, is contingent on how much money the alliance raises. Media spending will likely be more than $100 million a year.”
That’s right, $100 million per year. Al Gore, who seems to think it is sinister for other people to spend money in order to communicate their ideas about sound public policy is going to outspend the entire mass of climate policy critics tenfold in order to spread his message of environmental catastrophism to the public.
Will Newsweek damn Gore’s eco-industry funded hysteria campaign to lead a charge back to the stone age? Don’t hold your breath. (h/t Planet Gore on NRO)
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Environment, Humor | Tags: Al Gore, Debunking Liberal Lies, Envirowhackos, Global Warming, Junk Science, Weather/Climate
City councils can be really ridiculous.
You would expect people to run for the office of city councilperson because they care about the running of the city, potholes and such, but no-oo. Apparently many serve on a city council because they want to change the world, or practice foreign affairs or just play politics.
Professor James Q. Wilson sent the following summary of an article in the Los Angeles Times to Powerline :
On August 26, 2007, the Los Angeles Times published an article explaining why the city council of Santa Barbara has been prevented from painting a blue line across the city to mark how high the water will be if you believe Al Gore’s prediction that global warming will make the oceans rise by 23 feet. The idea was not defeated because people realize that Gore’s prediction is silly and wrong, but because a Realtor threatened a law suit based on the argument that property values below the line would fall.
Filed under: Environment, Media Bias, News, Politics | Tags: Debunking Liberal Lies, Environment, Global Warming, Junk Science, Media Bias, Weather/Climate
This is refreshing:
Two of the BBC’s most senior news and current affairs executives attacked the corporation’s plans yesterday for a Comic Relief-style day of programming on environmental issues, saying it was not the broadcaster’s job to preach to viewers. [more]
Someone really ought to tell that to CNN (and the rest of the American news media for that matter):
Planet in peril? There’s an objective title for you! Fresh on the heels of Christianne Amanpour’s fair and balanced comparison of Christians and Orthodox Jews to Islamofascist Terrorists.
Here’s how CNN describes Anderson Cooper’s upcoming “investigation”:
“CNN´s Planet in Peril takes viewers around the world in a two–part, four–hour documentary that examines our changing planet. This worldwide investigation looks at four key issues: climate change, vanishing habitats, disappearing species and human population growth.”
And CNN wants the viewers to feel involved in their latest piece of
Take action! When you want to help the planet’s ecosystems and wildlife, these are opportunities to Impact Your World. Do something!…
CNN.com is looking for your photos, videos or stories on how climate change is affecting the Earth. Tell us about what you are doing to improve the planet and how you are making your world a greener place.
Notice the poll on the home page where 55% of respondents believe that man is the “principle factor” in global warming, and an additional 26% say man contributes “a lot” to global warming, for a grand total of 81% who believe man plays a leading role in global warming. Eighty-one percent!
Propaganda, thy name is CNN!
Filed under: Humor, News | Tags: Democrats, Environment, Howard Dean, Liberals, Weather/Climate
“Not Only Are We Going to Reach Land…We’re Going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and We’re Going to California and Texas and New York! And We’re Going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan! And Then We’re Going to Washington, D.C.! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!”
(from the brilliant James Taranto)
hurricane news here.