November 29, 2009

Carbon emissions essentially uncontrollable

(From the "we're all gonna die, so smoke 'em if you got 'em" department.)

It's science!

So sayeth professor Garrett, Carbon=economy.  In order to stabilize (not even reduce) carbon emissions, we'd need to build about one nuclear plant per day (or equivalent non-carbon-emitting energy source).  Carbon-wise, conservation is a sucker's game because conservation = lower prices = more energy use = greater economic activity = more carbon output.

(via Slashdot)

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November 25, 2009

Cui Bono, Follow The Money, And All That Shit

This tweet got me thinking about the trading of Carbon Offsets and all that shit. And with Wiserbud's assistance, I noticed that these Modern Day Indulgences and Feel Good Scams actually are traded on an exchange for real money and the like.

So, can these trades be monitored and regulated the same way regular Wall Street and Chicago Futures Trades are made? Can somegbody go to Pound Me In Teh Ass Prison if they are caught performing insider trading? Are these things taxed? Who stands to make money off of this? And, finally, how can we blame this on Algoremanbearpig?

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Another Lefty Sees His World Collapse Around Him

Thanks to MCPO over at H2, I saw this video of Ed Begley, Jr. freak out over the hacked/leaked global warming emails.
What you are seeing is another lefty freaking out that his sacred cow, his faith, his raison d'etre, is not only being questioned, but being exposed. And, in a way, it is something to be pitied as he scrambles around. Here is the pathetic last believer, begging for his side to come up with some new facts, some new talking points, some new SOMETHING that will save him and his system of belief from utter collapse and further embarrassment.

Begley has been confronted with the  fact that his faith, its dogma, its icons, and its evangelists have been exposed as nothing more than a bogus scam filled with the modern equivalent of the shady faith healer in the tent who is more interested in self enrichment than saving souls (or the planet). And watching him refuse to face reality is sad. But what is even sadder is watching other people like him, often incredibly intelligent and educated, throw themselves wholeheartedly into a belief, a cult, or a set of beliefs that not only are foolish, but then act like children when things do not go their way. And I can gurandamntee you that more Begleys are freaking out now that their idols and articles of faith are being exposed.

And to the them, I have this message:


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November 22, 2009

For Anybody Unable To Get To The Climate Audit Site

A backup is up and going.

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November 19, 2009

Remember When Dubya Was Accused Of Burying And Spiking Bad Environemntal News?

Yeah, well, look at what cbullitt found. It appears that the Manbearpig following, car hating, no bathing assholes have been busy little beavers themselves.

So, what did they find?

From: Phil Jones
To: ray bradley ,mann@xxxxx.xxx, mhughes@xxxx.xxx
Subject: Diagram for WMO Statement
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 13:31:15 +0000
Cc: k.briffa@xxx.xx.xx,t.osborn@xxxx.xxx

Dear Ray, Mike and Malcolm,
Once Tim’s got a diagram here we’ll send that either later today or
first thing tomorrow.
I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps
to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from
1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.
Mike’s series got the annual
land and marine values while the other two got April-Sept for NH land
N of 20N. The latter two are real for 1999, while the estimate for 1999
for NH combined is +0.44C wrt 61-90. The Global estimate for 1999 with
data through Oct is +0.35C cf. 0.57 for 1998.
Thanks for the comments, Ray.

Cheers

Phil

Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) xxxxx
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) xxxx
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email p.jones@xxxx.xxx
NR4 7TJ
UK

(Emphasis mine)

Keith is Keith Briffa, of the (single) Yamal tree core(s). Mike is Michael Mann, who first came up with the “hockey stick”–which Briffa’s (now thoroughly discredited) tree proxy rescued for a time.  It would appear, to me at least, the CRU was manufacturing data to support its position that a massive tax scheme was needed to save us from heat death by CO2.



Fuck you, enviro-weenies! Fuck you with the data you were hiding. Fuck you up your goatse with a carbon biased guinea pig. You fuckers knew that you were full of shit, then tried to cover it up. I have nothing more to add, since these guys own words are more damning than anything I could ever dream up to write. So just fuck off, and take your bullshit data with you.

Thanks to cbullitt and a comment from MCPO at H2.

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November 18, 2009

Fuck You, You Gaia-Worshipping Enviro-Weenie Hippie Douchebags!

Yeah, I, like most on the conservative side of the political map, figured the stupid fucking carbon offsets program was a scam on par with the "Win A Date With Rosetta" giveaway on a truck stop bathroom's wall. But this story proves how fucking awesomely prescient most of us on the right were.

In theory, the purchase of carbon offsets is supposed to cancel out the emissions generated by activities like flying or heating office buildings by directing money to programs that reduce emissions elsewhere, like tree-planting in Africa or a hydropower project in Brazil. An airline passenger might volunteer to pay $5 to $40 to offset his flight, with the price linked to distance.

Offsets have played a growing role in the greening of travel because carbon dioxide emissions from airplanes are growing so quickly and there is currently no technological fix that would drastically lower them.

In the United States, dozens of hotels and airlines have embraced such programs in the last year or two. United Airlines became the latest American airline to offer one this summer. Globally, offset programs have grown into a multimillion-dollar industry.

But it has proved difficult to monitor or quantify the emissions-reducing potential of the thousands of green projects financed by customers' payments, and there are no industrywide standards.

Responsible Travel is not the only organization that has changed its mind about the usefulness of offsets: Yahoo and the U.S. House of Representatives both ended trial offset-purchase programs this year, concluding that the money was better spent on improving their buildings' energy efficiency.

Some of the world's leading experts on the emissions issue have reviewed and rejected purchasing offsets for air travel.

"We're always looking at it, but so far I've decided not to do it," said Paul Dickenson, chief executive of the Carbon Disclosure Project, a vast nonprofit consortium of companies that have pledged to report and reduce their emissions. For one thing, he said, offsetting the emissions of a flight from London to New York would probably require an extra fee of $200 to $300, far above what any airline is now charging.

And some experts say that emissions from airline travel are simply so large that it may be impossible to offset them.

"Buying offsets is a nice idea, just like giving money to a soup kitchen is a nice idea, but that doesn't end world hunger," said Anja Kollmuss, a staff scientist for the Stockholm Environment Institute who is based at a branch at Tufts University.

"Buying offsets won't solve the problem, because flying around the way we do is simply unsustainable," said Kollmuss, who has researched airline offsets.

No fucking shit, Captain Obvious! And fuck all of the Gaia Worshipping Enviroweenie Hippie Goatse Gloryholing Earfuckers up their unwashed asses with the jetblast from Algore's luxury plane for tryning to push this rubber fist of FAIL bullshit upon us. This shit was never anything more than a fucking attempt to assuage the limousine liberal guilt for being able to hop on a plane or drive a car on halfway paed roads and to enrich hucksters such as Algore and the stock brokers who sold these abominations.

And you know what, Buttboy of Birkenstock? I fucking hope you drained your bank accounts to pay for these stupid "offsets", because a fool who believes in that shit should not be allowed any more than a daily allotment of lunch money to spend. I fucking hope you realize what a sucker you were, and then I shall laugh the belliest of Errol Flynn belly laughs in your face. And then I will burn some cans of hairspray on your lawn to taunt you.

Now fuck off, Green Goofs, and leave reality to those of us who have a fucking clue.

 

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November 15, 2009

Another Algore Speech, Another Bout Of Silliness

Listen Al, maybe you should just realize that your line of bullshit just isn'tr as popular as it used to be, especially with this story.


"This is the most dangerous crisis we've ever faced," Gore said of climate change. He spoke over a chorus of boos from protesters, who were monitored by at least a dozen uniformed city police officers.

Many of the protesters were with the groups Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow and South Florida Tea Party, the latter of which feels that Gore's views will eventually lead to increased taxes and flawed business legislation.

The protesters carried drums, bullhorns and posters. One read "Practice what you preach," accusing Gore of not living a green lifestyle. Another poster read "The masses follow the asses," depicting the protesters' opinion that Gore's message is not backed by scientific evidence.

Gore, meanwhile, in his presentation laid out data that he said was compiled by the world's leading scientists and supports the theory of global warming. The speech carried much of the same content and rhythm as Gore's Oscar-winning 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, which turned him into a leading international voice on the issue of climate change.


Haha! Way to Speak Truth To Power, folks!

Oh, and I love how the rest of the world seems to have figured out that maybe, just maybe, we should hold off on destroying the world economy.

World leaders meeting in Singapore have decided to punt on reaching any firm agreement at next month’s global warming conference in Copenhagen.

The decision represents a huge setback to the Obama administration’s goal of passing a cap and trade bill this year, which conversely is great news for virtually every company in America that has been worried about the higher cost of doing business that would come from the enactment of such legislation.



Common Sense: 2, GAIA Bullshit: 0

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November 10, 2009

Why, yes, apologizing for landing on the moon IS next

Moonbattery, indeed.

When a NASA spacecraft rammed into the moon in October, it tossed up a hard-to-see plume of lunar material.

But the event also stirred an observable cloud of public anxiety and protests in some quarters about "bombing" the moon, a backlash that may hint at a rising "Friends of the Moon" movement.
...
In the Huffington Post, screenwriter Amy Ephron called it "NASA's own version of shock and awe" and put in motion a "Help Save the Moon" Twitter Page in the hope that readers "can convince NASA not to try any further experiments of this kind," she wrote.
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The Chicago Surrealist Movement put its muscle behind a "Stop NASA From Bombing the Moon" campaign...In this case, the moon petition tagged the NASA experiment as "a hostile act of aggression and a violent intrusion upon our closest and dearest celestial neighbor."

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November 05, 2009

The Make Algore Rich While Destroying The Economy Bill Plows Along In The Senate

Fuck anybody who votes for this piece of crap.Fuck anybody who tries to help the Democrats, especially Lindsey GrahamFuck them with the ravaged carcass of the US Economy, because that is all that will be left of it if this legislation passes. all this bill will do is cripple the economy while Manbearpig gets richer and fatter.

The bill approved by the Environment and Public Works Committee will now become one of several initiatives in the Senate aimed at attacking global warming. But they are unlikely to produce legislation that would be voted on by the full Senate until next year at the earliest.

With Republicans boycotting the environment panel's measure, saying more analysis of the legislation was needed, 10 Democrats approved the bill and one Democrat, Senator Max Baucus, voted against it.

Senator John Kerry, who co-authored the bill with fellow Democrat Barbara Boxer, is leading an effort with some Republicans{yeah, like atomic fistee Graham-ed.}and the White House to draft a compromise.

Democrats in Congress, working on a major plank of President Barack Obama's agenda, have been anxious to show at least some progress on enacting a domestic climate change bill before December 7, when an international global warming summit convenes in Copenhagen.

While there were scores of amendments to the bill that environment committee members wanted to debate and vote on before approving it, they were unable to because of the Republican boycott.

Under committee rules, at least two Republicans had to be present to debate and vote on changing the bill.

Boxer delayed work on the legislation for two days, saying she was giving Republicans the opportunity to collect more information from EPA officials and to offer their own amendments.

But Republicans did not take her up on the offer and by Thursday, Boxer had lost patience with the delay.

Oh, and if anybody truly believes that any of this shit will help the planet,. I have a couple of Carbon Credits to sell you.

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