Tag Archives: Global warming

Democrat Senator goes on anti-GOP rant over OK tornadoes and global warming

20 May

 

From The Daily Caller

While many Americans were tuned into news coverage of the massive damage from tornadoes ravaging the state of Oklahoma, Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to rail against his Republican colleagues for denying the theory of anthropogenic global warming.

Whitehouse spent 15 minutes chastising GOP senators and justified his remarks by alluding to states that seek federal assistance in the wake of natural disasters.

“So, you may have a question for me,” Whitehouse said. “Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate cliff like a bunch of proverbial lemmings and disgrace ourselves? I’ll tell you why. We’re stuck in this together. We are stuck in this together. When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. It hits Oregon with acidified seas, it hits Montana with dying forests. So, like it or not, we’re in this together.”

Every. Single. Thing. is political to these people.  Everything.

 

 

 

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Climate Deniers

26 Apr

 

This is a photo that was posted by @BarackObama on Twitter recently:

 

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Apparently, the millions of us who don’t believe that human beings are causing global warming Climate Change are nothing more than “climate deniers.”  The vote that they are referring to was actually a vote on an amendment proposed in 2011 by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) that read: “Congress accepts the scientific findings of the Environmental Protection Agency that climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for public health and welfare.”

Millions of people, myself included, believe that the planet has been warming for quite some time.  We just don’t believe that it is due to human activities. We believe that the Earth does what it wants, when it wants.  We can’t stop rain, snow, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes or volcanoes, so how is it that we are supposed to be able to stop the planet from warming?  Sorry, don’t buy it.

Scientists claim that there have been at least five major ice ages in Earth’s past.  Did human activity cause each one of those ice ages to end millions of years ago?  With no SUVs, no ships, no airplanes, no coal industry, no Big Oil, etc.  What were humans doing millions of years ago to end each of these ice ages?

I am all for everyone being more responsible, I just don’t think that paying higher taxes is going to stop “Climate Change.”

Al Gore’s Dad Was a Racist? Who Knew?

29 Aug

Al Gore could possibly be the biggest hypocrite on the face of the Earth.  On August 26, 2011, during an interview, Al Gore compared the struggle to win over climate change skeptics to the fight against racism.  This guy has SOME nerve. In it he stated:

“When racist comments would come up in the course of conversations, “There came a time when people said, ‘Hey man, why do you talk that way? That’s wrong, I don’t go for that, so don’t talk that way around me. I just don’t believe that.'”

He also stated:

“my generation watched Bull Connor turning the hose on the civil rights demonstrators and we went ‘whoa, how gross and evil is that?'”  And my generation asked older people ‘explain to me again why it’s ok to discriminate against people because their skin color is different.'”

Hey Al!  Do you mean you watched Bull Connor, THE DEMOCRAT?  Is that the Bull Connor you watched turn hoses on civil rights demonstrators?

What’s that?  You heard a lot of racist comments when you were young, Al?  Were they from the mouth of your dad, Al Gore, Sr.?  After a quick Google search, I found out that Al Gore, Sr. voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when he was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Tennessee.  Not only did he vote against it, he participated in a 74 day filibuster in an attempt to delay and weaken the legislation.

You’d think that if your dad was a racist within the Democrat Party, who voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, you might NOT want to bring up the topic of racism, civil rights or Bull Connor….evah!  Just sayin’.

When I was reading up on this, I came across a website run by a black man, named Bob Parks, called Black and Right. He has a piece titled The Democrat Race Lie, which includes a list of historical bullet points that dispute Democrat claims of civil rights support.  You have to read it to believe it.  With a history like the Democrat Party has on civil rights, it’s truly unbelievable that the black community supports them.

Just for fun.  What do you think the media would do to a person like Al Gore if he was a Republican?  It says a lot about the media.  Not only do they never mention any of this, Gore is like a hero to them.

Hurricane Irene = Global Warming?

29 Aug

Not to anyone’s surprise, the liberal media happily ran with the “Hurricane Irene = Global Warming” theme this week:

1.  From The Daily Beast,  “Irene’s got a middle name, and it’s Global Warming.”

2.  From Climate Central, “is this weather disaster caused by climate change?”

3.  From the NY Times, “are hurricanes getting worse because of human-induced climate change?”

And finally, on a different note, from the climate expert Al Gore, who this week compared the struggle against climate skeptics to the fight against racism during the civil rights movement.

When racist comments would come up in the course of conversations, “There came a time when people said, ‘Hey man, why do you talk that way? That’s wrong, I don’t go for that, so don’t talk that way around me. I just don’t believe that.'”

So, if you don’t believe in “man-made global warming,” you are no different than those in the sixties that were trying to hang on to segregation and racism.  Wow.  I’d say that we are only skeptical because of hacks like Al Gore and his liberal “scientists” who have been caught fabricating data to get the results that support the conclusions they are looking for.

Obama’s “Hot Air” Alternative Energy Plan

13 May

Impressive Performance by EPA Official

17 Apr

More here.

“Why I Will Leave My Lights On”

5 Apr

Great piece by Ross McKitrick in the Vancouver Sun from last month titled “Earth Hour:  Why I Will Leave My Lights On” (emphasis mine):

In 2009 I was asked by a journalist for my thoughts on the importance of Earth Hour. Here is my response.

I abhor Earth Hour. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity. Giving women the freedom to work outside the home depended on the availability of electrical appliances that free up time from domestic chores. Getting children out of menial labour and into schools depended on the same thing, as well as the ability to provide safe indoor lighting for reading.

Development and provision of modern health care without electricity is absolutely impossible. The expansion of our food supply, and the promotion of hygiene and nutrition, depended on being able to irrigate fields, cook and refrigerate foods, and have a steady indoor supply of hot water. Many of the world’s poor suffer brutal environmental conditions in their own homes because of the necessity of cooking over indoor fires that burn twigs and dung. This causes local deforestation and the proliferation of smoke- and parasite-related lung diseases. Anyone who wants to see local conditions improve in the third world should realize the importance of access to cheap electricity from fossil-fuel based power generating stations. After all, that’s how the west developed.

The whole mentality around Earth Hour demonizes electricity. I cannot do that, instead I celebrate it and all that it has provided for humanity. Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty and backwardness. By repudiating the greatest engine of liberation it becomes an hour devoted to anti-humanism. It encourages the sanctimonious gesture of turning off trivial appliances for a trivial amount of time, in deference to some ill-defined abstraction called “the Earth,” all the while hypocritically retaining the real benefits of continuous, reliable electricity. People who see virtue in doing without electricity should shut off their fridge, stove, microwave, computer, water heater, lights, TV and all other appliances for a month, not an hour. And pop down to the cardiac unit at the hospital and shut the power off there too.

I don’t want to go back to nature. Travel to a zone hit by earthquakes, floods and hurricanes to see what it’s like to go back to nature. For humans, living in “nature” meant a short life span marked by violence, disease and ignorance. People who work for the end of poverty and relief from disease are fighting against nature. I hope they leave their lights on.

Here in Ontario, through the use of pollution control technology and advanced engineering, our air quality has dramatically improved since the 1960s, despite the expansion of industry and the power supply. If, after all this, we are going to take the view that the remaining air emissions outweigh all the benefits of electricity, and that we ought to be shamed into sitting in darkness for an hour, like naughty children who have been caught doing something bad, then we are setting up unspoiled nature as an absolute, transcendent ideal that obliterates all other ethical and humane obligations. No thanks. I like visiting nature but I don’t want to live there, and I refuse to accept the idea that civilization with all its tradeoffs is something to be ashamed of.