Data Point – CO2 Emissions

by Skip October 21, 2017

What crisis? Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row From the EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row. The report provides updated results […]

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Taliban: using that old “I killed my parents so have mercy on me, an orphan” schtick

by Skip April 20, 2017

Well, can’t say that I blame them – a large part of war is the propaganda effort.  Hey, it worked well for Ho Chi Minh to win the Viet Nam war, right?  So the Taliban is copying them, I suppose, in the aftermath of losing a whole bunch of insurgent fighters, lots of material, and […]

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Trump EO Will Kill Obama’s Clean Power Plan

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2017

Today Mr. Trump is scheduled to sign an order to alter or eliminate job-killing Obama-Era Executive Orders on energy including the Clean Power Plan. The upcoming order goes even farther than axing the CPP, according to Bloomberg’s Jennifer Dlouhy, who got a sneak peek at Tuesday’s order. Here’s what it does: Orders EPA to review and “if […]

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Cleaner America (not that Obama’s regulations had much to do with it)

by Skip February 17, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency still exists—though House Republicans have introduced a bill that would seek to change that, and President Trump is reportedly ready to sign executive orders to hamstring the agency’s climate change-related efforts—and it just released its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions report. The published information only runs through 2015, owing to the […]

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A Rose by Any Other, Other, Other, Name….

by Steve MacDonald September 18, 2016
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Global Warming became ineffective when the globe stopped warming, so the poo-flinging progressive narrative monkeys changed it to ‘Climate Change.’ To borrow from the Guinness Guys, Brilliant! The climate is changing all the time. Any dope who says they don’t agree with ‘Climate Change’ (wink-wink), especially here in New England, will look like a stodgy old fool. […]

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Ayotte is Awful on the Environment

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2016
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One of the more frequent concerns I hear from conservatarian voters about Kelly Ayotte’s primary opponent Jim Rubens regards past remarks about global warming, energy, and the environment. If you believe that Ayotte should get your Primary vote because “she is better on the environment” than Rubens you may want to rethink that.  Kelly Ayotte is […]

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What if Mass Transit Does NOT Save…Anything?

by Steve MacDonald February 29, 2016
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The assumption sold by planners and their mass-transit water carriers is that publicly funded public transportation is a public good. They still tell that tale, but now the emphasis is on how public transportation is essential to saving the planet. Mass transit makes for a better environment. But does it?

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EPA Opens Door to More “Shady” Environmental Fraud

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2015
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There’s no getting away from this. Sunlight is bad. It’s bad for plants. Why? Because plants that get sunlight emit ozone. Trees are the biggest culprits. So we need to regulate sunshine as only suitable for taxpayer backed solar farms that keep the sun from getting to the plants. Got it? @EPA So sunlight is […]

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Data Point – Air Quality and Pollution

by Skip May 4, 2015

“National and local air quality trends graphs showing the nation’s progress towards clean air are available for: carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), lead (Pb), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), particulate matter (PM), and sulfur dioxide (SO2).” (H/T: EPA)

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Shaheen Backer Tom Steyer Was Still Profiting From Coal A Few Weeks Ago

by Steve MacDonald August 17, 2014
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Tom Steyer has been pouring money into New Hampshire in support of Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.  He’s the Green energy global warming billionaire buying up the US Senate for Democrats.   Steyer is one of those evil banker types who made a chunk of his fortune investing in coal,  two strikes Democrats dismissed when he promised to […]

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SEC Files Charges Against Paul Pelois Jr. Company- That’s More Surprising If You Ask Me

by Steve MacDonald July 18, 2014
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SEC Files Charges Against Company co-founded by Paul Pelosi Jr. … …the son of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), was the president and chief operating officer of Natural Blue Resources Inc., an investment company he cofounded that focuses on “environmentally-friendly” ventures. Pelosi, a former Democrat Governor, and a pair of convicted fraudsters get […]

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One Percenter Jeanne Shaheen Proves She Is 99% Out Of Touch With America

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2014
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New Hampshire Democrat Senator Jeanne Shaheen is participating in a special all night event in the US Senate.  From 10pm tonight until 9am Tuesday morning, twenty-eight Democrat Senators so far (I include the Independent socialist Bernie Sanders (VT) as a Democrat) will talk endlessly about …climate change.  Eleven hours of speeches about climate change.  And […]

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Communism is The Answer – “It’s Settled Science!”

by Steve MacDonald January 17, 2014
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Global Warming has never been about warming.  It is a scheme to use “energy” and the environment to direct behavior toward a socialist system of central planning, even if that “system” is contrary to the stated objective of climate alarmism. If you need proof of that take a look at this. United Nations climate chief […]

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Hurricanes and Global Warming

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2013
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Two weeks and then some after writing about how the 2013 hurricane season has been a dud, it continues to ba a dud despite dire predictions by ‘experts’ of an above average year.  I has actually been a below average year, so far.  While there is still time for the number of storms to pick […]

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Oh Look! A Cooling Trend

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2013
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This was compiled using global satellite data.  No heat islands.  Best gauge of global temperature trends over long periods of time.  The longest trend (purple) is flat.  The last full decade (green) flat with a slight drop near 2010.  The last ten consecutive years (blue) are in decline.   And it is no coincidence that this […]

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Bad News For Obamamobiles

by Steve MacDonald July 12, 2013

One of the best things about ignoring all the hype and just using common sense is when you are proven right.  The only thing better than that is when the Kool-aid® drinkers start to realize that you were right as well.  What the heck am I talking about?  Electric cars. For close to five years, […]

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This Was the Moment When the Rise of the Oceans Began to Slow…”

by Steve MacDonald March 7, 2013
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My title is from the now infamous line from the narcissistic in chief, Barack Obama,  where he announces that by choosing him, the planet could begin to heal. I’m not feelin’ the healin.’ It also turns out that the rise of the seas (what little there was) began to slow in 2002/2003, and have been heading downward […]

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“Green” Cleaner Responsible for Blaze

by Steve MacDonald February 22, 2013

Thankfully no one was hurt but talk about an eye opener. Fire Lt. Kenneth Vincent said with the increase in people using “green” cleaning products, the number of chemical combustion fires is on the rise. Those are two words that should make any Birkenstock wearing, free-trade-latte-drinking-tree-hugging-Kashi-eating-granola junkie shudder – ‘chemical fire.’ That can’t be good for the […]

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Data Point – Free Trade effect on Economy, Hunger, Environment

by Skip October 28, 2012

“Contrary to the claims that “unfair” foreign competition hurts the jobs at home, the unemployment rate actually fares better in times of higher trade deficits. Bryan Riley and former Ambassador Terry Miller provide further clarification:  When the trade deficit increases, the unemployment rate decreases, and vice versa. For example, in 2009, the U.S. trade deficit […]

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The Human Cost of Plastic Bag Bans… (Updated – new link added)

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2012

What are the unidentified costs of banning disposable shopping bags?  I’ve been speculating for months. In this video PERC Lone Mountain Fellow Jonathan Klick argues that the presence of harmful bacteria (in reusable grocery bags whose use is mandated after plastic bag bans are put in place) creates a health cost that has not been […]

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L.A. Plastic Bag Ban – By The Way…Reusable Bags Might Be Worse For The Environment

by Steve MacDonald June 13, 2012

This is almost a palate cleanser but then it is not.   Apparently the LA plastic bag ban was motivated by celebrity goobers with green thumbs. Egged on by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and an array of environmental groups, the City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 12 months at an estimated […]

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Where’s The Beef!?

by Steve MacDonald May 6, 2011

My second thought after hearing about Price Charles remarks on US beef consumption–I won’t share the first, it’s not proper–was “where is the nearest cheeseburger?” The cheeseburger is perhaps the most perfect culinary delight ever conceived It is also an excellent way to deliver bacon to the taste-buds, and positioned next to a Sam Adams Boston Lager, could well be the last decent meal I ever ask for once the regime starts rounding up people like me.

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Picture of the Day 3-27-11

by Steve MacDonald March 27, 2011
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“Earth Hour” Can Kiss My Amps

by Steve MacDonald March 26, 2011

Anyone who lives in an actual ecosystem, one that is not dominated by concrete and asphalt off which the trill of horns and car alarms can be heard echoing in the night, has no frikkin idea what an ecosystem really is. It is not the cacophony of traffic punctuated by an olfactory brawl between diesel fumes, a pine tree shaped “new car smell” air freshener,” the infrequent bathing habits of a middle eastern cab driver, and your cinnamon latte. Wildlife is not defined by the alcoholic mating calls of things that stumble out of neon lit night clubs, or the guttural whispers emanating from ill-lit, trash filled alleys. And conservation is not an extra crate from Crate and Barrel into which you place the recyclable refuse of fair-trade certified foods.

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Fish Kill

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2011

Maryland’s head of the Department of Environment knows what caused two million fish to die.

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What’s Greene Shaheen Up To?

by Steve MacDonald December 2, 2010

Senator Shaheen has signed onto a letter to Senate Majority leader Reid and Minority leader McConnell, suggesting that the corn based ethanol mandates, and all the tariffs and protections associated with it, not be extended.

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Silent Autumn?

by Steve MacDonald September 7, 2010

The Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences in California (tin foil hats are mandatory) was built on top of a piece of contaminated land.  Oh yeah baby.  There are of course ‘concerns’ for the welfare of the students. (The 75 million dollar School was named after Rachel Carson and Al Gore–Environmental scaremongering is probably also required.) […]

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CLEAR gets KO’d For Now

by Steve MacDonald August 4, 2010

With bi-partisan support the Senate has blocked a new energy tax passed by the House that would have hit the middle class and working families right in their shrinking wallets.  The CLEAR act, a job killing tax raising attempt by House democrats beholden to radical environmentalists, would have driven energy industry jobs out of America […]

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Sugar Daddy

by Steve MacDonald June 24, 2010

Paul Hodes has a dirty little secret.  His ‘commitment’ to green energy has strings attached that lead directly to the sugar industry and a significant campaign cash “Thank You.”  Back in 2007 and 2008 Congress waged an epic battle over the Farm Bill.  They didn’t call it the farm bill they called it the Food […]

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