An update to THIS earlier post:
Two thoughts on this entire episode:
This article makes a very nice “companion” piece to the previous post.
All thanks to our buddies over at ‘Quixotes Last Stand‘ for this…
We’re all aware by now of the delightfully ironic story coming out of (Summertime) Antarctica, about the climate research ship that is stuck solid in thick ice. Chinese, Russian and Australian icebreakers have turned back for fear of also getting caught in the grip of the ice sheets. Apparently these climate researchers are there to update data that was obtained 100 years ago by another climate research team. That word “update” has my radar on high alert. Does update mean ‘change’ or ‘alter’ the data to fit more in line with their global warming agenda? What exactly needs updating?
At any rate, back to this photograph (see below), there are several remarkable things that jump out at me when I look at it. It’s a picture of a science expeditions chief scientist, Alexander Stevens, taken in McMurdo Bay, Antarctica, in 1914. What can be seen in this photo that…
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Just another day at the office for the despicable, power-hungry busybodies in the Obama Administration, also known as They Know Better, Inc®:
More on this story over at Bunkerville:
“…At a speech at Georgetown University in June, Mr. Obama outlined executive actions he would take to require government and private industry to prepare for the effects of climate change.
(Read more: Washington Times)
Though laws dealing with the issue are often criticized by those who do not ascribe to leftist environmental policies, this order is especially dangerous because Obama completely circumvented congressional oversight in its implementation.
The fiat decision, entitled “Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change,” will have far-reaching effects on the lives of Americans, despite mounting evidence that human activity has no measurable effect on the environment.
No one pulls apart the various lies and scams of the Global Warming Industry quite as well as our buddy, Cosmo.
For years I’ve struggled with the fact that supposedly well educated scientists continue to believe the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) lie and the State Run Media (SRM) continues to publish these lies without challenging the facts of the story.
There is ample evidence that show:
4 – Antarctic Ice is expanding and the AGW cult can’t seem to wrap their minds around it – see here.
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I have several items for your energy intake today:
First up is an article from former meteorologist Brian Sussman called Drill It, Dam it, Log It: How To Fight Eco-Tyranny In America. Caution: if you have a heart condition, you may wish to pop a nitro before you read this. It’s a solid “8.5” on the Government Outrage-O-meter.
Courtesy of Forbes.com:
In a major press event staged at the rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona (an important swing state that year) Clinton and Vice President Al Gore announced their unilateral executive decision to designate a 1.9 million acre monument in Utah. The instant creation of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was a major victory for eco-activists, and a great loss to America’s energy portfolio. Portions of area are estimated to contain 62 billion tons of clean-burning, low-sulfur coal, between 3 to 5 billion barrels of oil, and 2 to 4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Members of Utah’s congressional delegation were livid, as they were informed of the decision just shortly before Clinton and Gore boarded Air Force One bound for the publicity stunt. Over the next four years Clinton and Gore would create over 4 million acres of national monuments, all known for their rich resources.
In 2000, the Clinton administration brazenly stretched the limits of the Antiquity Act further by establishing the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) at the behest of Department of Interior Secretary Bruce Babbit (a man beloved by environmentalists for his dramatic DOI press events held in front of dams, in which he would brandish a sledgehammer as a part of his self-proclaimed “sledgehammer tour,” encouraging the destruction of America’s dams). The NLCS gave the president the power to deem a simple landscape as “treasured,” thus taking its resources off the books forever. In 2009, liberal majorities in Congress fashioned an official NLCS law, which President Obama eagerly signed. The legislation, part of an omnibus-spending bill, declared 27 million acres of “treasured landscapes.”
Now, as I disclose in my book Eco-Tyranny, President Obama has been caught in a plan to potentially declare 140-million acres of land treasured. I was one of the first to see a 21-page DOI draft document describing the scheme, which declares the acreage as, “components of larger landscapes, ecosystems, airsheds, and watersheds.” Note that all of the said components are purely subjective in nature.
For a visual depiction of just how much territory the government now owns, I’ll include this from 2004:
Next up is the 4th installment of Tim Dunn’s 5-Minute Energy Blog, courtesy of Hugh Hewitt’s website. If you aren’t familiar with him, Tim Dunn is CEO of Crown Quest Operating (one of the top oil producers in Texas) and board member of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. And with a title like OIL-HATERS AND ENERGY-CRATS, this installment is in synch with the Sussman piece above, but with a slightly different perspective.
***To read Tim’s previous Energy blog posts, go HERE.
And, before anyone from the save-mother-earth-blah-blah-blah crowd says, “Hey, neither of those guys is a CLIMATOLOGIST, and the CLIMATOLOGISTS all say drilling is bad, etc, etc….. Why should we care what these authors say?”, please check out one of my favorite articles from waaaay back in 2009, courtesy of the examiner.com:
What is a ‘Climatologist,’ precisely? Let me cut to the chase scene for you: It’s a job title, not an educational path. Translation: You, too, can be a Climatologist!
I could go through every single paper presented as proof of Algore’s Earth View written by “climatologists” searching in vain for a “climatology” degree. Not there. The reason is because the very first such degree program in the world took students in just 2001.