Former gay icon, California Governor and alleged Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger has gone Full Environmentaltard. He wants everybody to become a vegan because it will please Gaia and help fight ManBearPig.
“I don’t give a damn if you believe in climate change,” Schwarzenegger wrote. “I couldn’t care less if you’re concerned about temperatures rising or melting glaciers. It doesn’t matter to me which of us is right about the science.”
Actually it does, Arnie. Because this Cult you’ve joined wants us to spend trillions of dollars to fight a threat that likely does not exist; money that could better be spent making real improvements in the lives of real people. Instead of maybe reducing global temperatures by 0.01 degrees, the money would be better spent providing energy and clean drinking water to all of Africa, or cleaning up the Pacific Garbage gyre. The ruinous taxes and regulation your Cult is proposing to fight the Demon ManBearPig will deprive millions of economic opportunities to improve their standard of living.
Well, obviously it’s a scam because all of the “solutions” put forth by the left-wing Climate Change Cult conveniently align with their agenda of regulation, restrictions on liberty, and expansion of Government. But also, there is this.
Consider the case of our President. He has called the so-called “climate crisis” “worse than the terrorist threat.” He has also just flown to Paris in Air Force One, and presumably plans to fly back the same way. An Air Force One 747 consumes 5 gallons of fuel per mile. It’s 3855 air miles from Washington to Paris, 7710 round trip. Did I mention that Air Force One is actually two planes? They always keep a spare 747 within about a half-hour, just in case. So make that 15,420 air miles at 5 gallons per mile. A gallon translates to 21.1 pounds of CO2 emissions. So our dear President is emitting some 1,625,000 pounds of CO2 just for his own flight over and back, more than 800 tons. For comparison, the average American’s annual carbon emissions are about 20 tons – for everything you do for an entire year. Just for the President, and just for this one flight over and back, he is emitting 40 years worth of your carbon consumption. Add in the emissions of his massive entourage on this boondoggle, and it’s a multiple of what you will emit in your entire lifetime. Wired here calculates the total emission of all the attendees in attending the conference at 300,000 tons of CO2 – several hundred times what you will emit in your entire life. And these people purport to lecture you and restrict you by force on how much energy you can use?
“Never have the stakes been so high,” they warn us. There is a consensus among the political elites of the world that we must act immediately to expand trans-national government power, diminish economic liberty through taxes and regulation, shut down the fossil fuel industry, and redistribute wealth globally; all things the left wanted to do anyway. What a happy accident that these are precisely the things that must be done in order to save the Earth from Global Warming.
How fortunate that nature has presented the left with a crisis of this magnitude. If it hadn’t, they would have had to invent one.
With the passing of Halloween, millions of pounds of pumpkins have turned from seasonal decorations to trash destined for landfills, adding to more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year. This Halloween, think of turning this seasonal waste into energy as a very important “trick” that can have a positive environmental and energy impact.
At landfills, MSW decomposes and eventually turns into methane—a harmful greenhouse gas that plays a part in climate change, with more than 20 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide (CO2).
It’s not that I object to refining waste into biofuel; I just hate the constant, taxpayer funded propaganda for the Cult of Global Warming. For example, the Department Against Energy also wants you to dress up your kids as Solar Panels for Halloween.
The faith-based climate rally that took place Thursday in Washington drew a much smaller crowd than anticipated, though organizers say they still managed to convey their message. The Moral Action on Climate Justice network, which worked with the Earth Day Network, League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club. Friends of of the Earth and other groups to organize the event, originally asked the National Park Service for a permit for 50,000 attendees. But Park Service countered the permit should be closer to 200,000, organizers said, given the popularity of Pope Francis. In the end, according to several observers, the overall attendance was closer to 2,000.
Think Progress — which is published by the liberal think tank Center for American Progress — estimated there were “hundreds of activists” on the Mall for the event, which started early Friday.
Item 1: Pope Francis attacks wealth-holders and calls for the redistribution of (other people’s, natch) wealth to the poor.
Hypocritical Element: The Vatican’s holdings are worth tens of billions; and there is no discussion of liquidating them for distribution to the poor.
Hypocritical Element: Not only is the Pope protected by paramiliaries armed with firearms, but the Vatican Bank is a major shareholder in Pietro Baretta Arms.
Item 3: In issuing an encyclical calling for the faithful to embrace the dogma of Climate Change and support the expansion of Government power and the diminishing of individual rights in order to fight it, the pope said, “I would like to enter a dialogue with all people about our common home.”
Hypocritical element: “All People” does not include climate change skeptics, who were excluded from participating in the encyclical.
You begin to see why this Pope is unusually popular on the Progressive Left. And watching the party that has always insisted that religion had no business in government, the same progressives who have been slamming the Roman Catholic church for decades, suddenly cheering as the Pope endorses their policy prescriptions is rich indeed.
There is a mook (that’s right, I said a mook and I meant it) over at the Chronicle of Higher Education who laments that the unwillingness of members of the public to blindly and unquestioningly accept the “scientific consensus” that CO2 from SUV’s and jet travel is causing earthquakes and every bad thing that ever happens ever.
Because, of course, nothing says “science denier” like a demand for evidence and empirical truth.
There are, in fact, myriad reasons to have skepticism about whether human activity is leading to catastrophic global warming, such that we must all sacrifice our standard of living to prevent the prophesied Global Warming Apocalypse. Here’s 10 off the top of my head.
1. All of the remedies put forth by the AGW proponents advance the progressive left agenda: increased Government regulation, diminished liberty, and abolish what’s left of the global free enterprise system in favor of a centrally planned political economy.
3. AGW proponents refuse to debate climate change skeptics in a public forum;people who think they can win the argument want to have the argument.
4. You should always be skeptical when people demand that opposing views should be censored; again people who think they can win the argument want to have the argument.
5. If carbon dioxide is such a horrible threat, why are the AGW proponents flying around the world in CO2-spewing jets? It’s kind of like televangelists preaching that drinking, sex, and gambling are the road to Hell then going to Vegas to get drunk and pick up hookers.
6. 95% of global warming forecast models have been wrong. Also, the models were apparently designed to produce an outcome of global warming.
7. There is considerable evidence that the global warming data has been fudged in the direction of warmfulness.
8. Contrary to the doomsday predictions of the Global Warming Cult, the Atlantic Ocean is getting colder, not warmer.
9. The Environmental Left has a long history of making hysterical proclamations of DOOM (all caused by humans engaging in capitalism and self-fulfillment) that have never panned out.
Remember, unless we completely dismantle global capitalism and fully implement the socialist agenda, the world is going to burn, burn, burn!
“The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has found that nor’easters like this one may grow stronger [with] human-caused climate change, as they are driven by the contrast between cold Arctic air masses and ever-warming ocean surface temperatures,” says Penn State climatologist Michael Mann.
You may be wondering where you heard the name Michael Mann before. Well, either you were a fan of Miami Vice back in the 1980′s, or you may remember him as the guy who got caught red-handed falsifying data to prove global warming was real.
He is still considered an authority on the left, however, because he supports ‘The Narrative’ that global warming is real and the free enterprise system must be destroyed in order to prevent it; The Apocalypse Myth of the Secular Left.
And then there’s Bill Nye, who is not actually a scientist, but plays one on TV to amuse liberals, who also says that snow in New England in January, along with all other weather phenomena, is evidence of “Climate Change.”
“So I just want to introduce the idea that the strong winds that we had in southern California, the very strong winds that will be associated with this storm in the next couple days – these could be connected to climate change,” he said defensively, before adding it is very hard to prove any one storm is connected.
How much do you want to be that if this winter were mild and dry, they would also blame *that* on Climate Change. Oh, wait, they already did that last winter.
Rush Limbaugh suggests the reason there is more severe weather hype… and less actual severe weather… than ever before is because the National Weather Service has become politicized and filled with leftist hacks who use it to promote their Apocalypse Myth.
And finally, we have the mayor of Bridgeport CT, which was shut down because of the blizzard, thanking the Reverend Al Sharpton for “fighting the good fight” on Global Warming. (From Climate Change to Race Hustling; Al Sharpton is always at the cutting edge of societal fraud. }
After urging residents to stay off the roads and reporting that emergency workers were ensuring that the elderly and homeless population were taking care of, Finch told Sharpton “thank you for your show, Reverend, you’ve been fighting the good fight on climate change, and we can see the crazy climate here, and we’d like to have a little bit more of you down in Washington.”
That’s right, to a Democrat Left Climate Change Cultist, snow in New England in January is “crazy climate.”
Last week, 1,700 private jets flew into Davos, Switzerland, carrying with them the world’s progressive monied elite, who gathered to fret about man-caused global warming and how the American middle class enjoyed too high a standard of living and should be cut down to third world levels.
There was such a big influx of air traffic, reports Newsweek, that the Swiss military had to open an air base for the private jets to land. At last year’s meeting in Davos, some 200 helicopters were used to bring in conference-goers.
Naturally, the original manbearpig himself, Al Gore, was also there. Accompanied by the former president of Mexico (a good friend of George W. Bush, who did not attend but was there in spirit), Al Gore announced a “bold plan” to spend 90 Trillion dollars of other people’s money to eliminate automobiles from all the world’s cities. (So, that no one could travel easily out of their designated habitation sector, and all commuters would be at the mercy of public mass transit unions.)
Former Vice President Al Gore and former Mexican President Felipe Calderon are pushing for $90 trillion in spending to ban cars from every major city in the world and make them more dense.
(Yes, this was the plot of a bad 1970′s movie; that’s where progs get all their ideas.)
Even with a deal to stop the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions, scientists warn, the world will become increasingly unpleasant. Without a deal, they say, the world could eventually become uninhabitable for humans.
And on MSDNC, an Australian scientician with a Ph.D in the effects of ecological stress on subalpine eucalyptus and terrible hair says that the Earth is D-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-m-e-d unless you embrace socialism as your personal savior in the next two years.
The so-called “doctor” was a guest on MSNBC’s Ed Show, where he predicted an “epic calamity” coming at some point within the next 2-5 years, thanks to climate change.
“Epic. Epic,” he warned. “We have a very narrow window to act. I would say 2020. My colleagues would say half of that, by 2017.”
And the Huffington Post warns that unless the global capitalist system is dismantled, the Earth is on the verge of Mass Extinction, a.k.a.D-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-m!
Never in the 160,000-year history of the human species have we seen an Earth as hot as it will be by mid-century. Keep that warming going until the year 2100 and Earth would be hotter than it has been in the past 14 million years; that is the trajectory we are now on.
Global Warming: Giving Respectability to Nutjobs Who Used to walk around with “The End Is Near” sandwich boards since 1992.
More than 400 protesters stuck their heads in the sand on Australia’s Bondi Beach on Thursday, mocking the government’s reluctance to put climate change on the agenda of a G20 summit this weekend.
So many targets, so few Size 12 boots.
Robert F. Kennedy took his private jet and his motorcade of SUV’s to the Climate Alarmist for Socialism Party in New York City, pausing long enough to explain how people who don’t believe in man-caused Global Warming should be jailed and punished.
Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lamented that there were no current laws on the books to punish global warming skeptics. . “I wish there were a law you could punish them with. I don’t think there is a law that you can punish those politicians under,” Kennedy told Climate Depot in a one-on-one interview during the People’s Climate March.
And, being a loyal and mindless Democrat, he of course had to bash successful Libertarian businessmen.
Kennedy saved his most venomous comments for the Koch Brothers, accusing them of “treason” for “polluting our atmosphere.”
“I think it’s treason. Do I think the Koch Brothers are treasonous, yes I do,” Kennedy explained.
“They are enjoying making themselves billionaires by impoverishing the rest of us. Do I think they should be in jail, I think they should be enjoying three hots and a cot at the Hague with all the other war criminals,” Kennedy declared.
Almost half of Americans admit to being skeptical of climate change; the progs better plan on building a lot of camps.
Someone else has noticed the curious coincidence that every proposed solution to “Global Warming/Climate Change” coincidentally advances the progressive socialist agenda.
But how do leaders of the environmental left address these opposing doomsdays? By raising taxes, increasing government, impeding capitalism and reducing national sovereignty. Coincidentally, the same policies they would promote if their supposed environmental catastrophe was utter fiction. It is little wonder that voters are suspicious.
That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you.
If you’re a skeptic of the dogma of anthropogenic global warming, you should feel smart and proud, because it means you’re not one of these people.
These people are stupid and they should feel bad.
To me, the connection between militarized state violence, racism, and climate change was common-sense and intuitive.
Yeah, because Global Warming apparently makes black people rob convenience stores, punch cops in the head, and get themselves shot…It seems so obvious now, doesn’t it? And from there she goes on and on blathering about… enh… a word salad bar of leftist claptrap. For example…
But solidarity and allyship is important in and of itself. The fossil fuel industry would love to see us siloed into believing that we can each win by ourselves on “single issues.” Now it’s time for the climate movement to show up– to show that we will not stand for the “otherizing” of the black community here in America, or anyone else.
Yeah, it’s all about the allyship, siloing, and otherizing… Hey, why not make up words? They made up Climate Change, didn’t they?
“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket” – Barack Obama, 2008
Bypassing Congress yet again, Obama today announced a unilateral imposition of carbon dioxide emission limits for electrical power plants.
Even the NYTimes admits the regulations will have no discernible impact on Global CO2 levels. They will, however, cost $50 Billion per year in regulatory costs, raise energy bills an average of $1,200 per family per year, and destroy 224,000 jobs annually through 2030.
The Administration promises none of those outcomes will happen, but then, they also promised “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” and “We will be the most transparent administration in history.”
Obama is justifying his dictatorial imposition of carbon dioxide regulations partly on the basis that carbon causes asthma and heart attacks.
You read that right. Carbon. Causes. Asthma.
Party of science my ass.
In other environmental news, Hurricanes with female names are sexist, or something, says the Party of Science.
Global Warming would be considered a threat to public morals, if there were any longer such a thing as public morals.
A new report blames global warming for rising rates of infidelity, especially bad news for couples in Miami, where rising tides and raging hurricanes remind us all how much extracurricular sex we could be having on a daily basis.
Victoria Milan, a dating website for people looking to cheat on their significant other, surveyed 5,000 of its members, both men and women. A shocking 72% of them responded that yes, their own Al Gore-esque stress about unpredictable weather is the cause of their extra-marital dalliances. Guess the fact of their existing committed relationships was just an inconvenient truth.
Survey respondents also reported that they’re more likely to sneak a little on the side in hot weather than in cold.
Columbia University’s Climate Center has received $5.7 million from the National Science Foundation for the university’s “PoLAR Climate Change Education Partnership,” to “engage adult learners and inform public understanding and response to climate change.”
Based on the theory that games “motivate exploration and learning of complex material,” the school created “Future Coast,” a website that features hundreds of made up voicemails painting a dire picture of the future as a result of climate change.
Apparently, Climate Change will cause bad SyFy plots to come to life.
In 2037 macaroni and cheese is a delicacy. “We are really low on water and we’ve been harvesting the water but it’s not going to rain for another year and a half, and I really want to give Owen his favorite thing, macaroni and cheese,” a girl says in the message “Owen’s birthday.”
Some messages are indecipherable. In 2030 a man just repeats “don’t eat the bacon,” “don’t even think about it.”
People will live to 200 by 2064. A son plans a “special” surprise for his mother’s birthday, a hike in a terrarium since “nature no longer exists.”
And, of course, because tolerant left progressives are involved, there are stereotypes of people from ‘Flyover Country.’
One message, “Molly and Billy,” the characters use redneck stereotypes to talk about how climate change has ruined their crop.
“Howdy ya’ll, this is Molly,” she says in 2060. “And it’s pretty hot out here, we’re farming, me and Billy. Come to the phone Billy.”
“Dag nab it, Ma,” Billy says. “Oh these beetles, they ruined our crop again … I wish it was like it was the way it was.”
And, of course, what would any progressive propaganda piece be without pandering to Teh Gheys and bashing Teh Texans.
In 2035 “Neo-luddites” are “closing in.”
“It’s the Neo-luddites. Anybody who has any sort of scientific knowledge, they want to kill, so we have to pretend from now on that we know nothing,” a caller says. “Please tell me that you’ve gotten away from that place, I haven’t heard from you in a very long time.”
The capitol of the Neo-luddites appears to be Texas.
“The Neo-luddites are coming up from Texas, the Luddites, they hate everything,” a caller says. “They’re gonna wipe us out.”
I am sure there’s another voice mail where a shrieking voice warns of tornadoes full of sharks ravaging downtown Los Angeles.