February 16, 2010

Why "going green" is great for China

There's a lot more to going green than just separating your glass, plastic, and paper waste from the rest of it.  You've got to buy fancy lightbulbs, and insulate your house, and maybe install some solar panels, and you definitely need to get some sort of green car.  (Unless you're Al Gore or Prince Charles.  Then, you should fly private jets all over the world and waste tons of electricity.  It's good for the planet.  Shut up.)

And, as we all know, Teh Won is pretty damn sure that the way to fix the economy is green jobs.  After all, it's the way of the future, those evil oil companies are run by fat-cat capitalist assholes, and you need to have some sort of a political agenda to push when your "stimulus bill" has stimulated us straight to double-digit unemployment. 

How could going green possibly go wrong?

Well ... a couple of ways, actually.  (All emphasis, naturally is mine.)

Now rare earth elements with exotic names such as europium and tantalum hold the key to hybrid cars, wind turbines and crystal-clear TV displays - that is, if a looming supply shortage doesn't stop innovation in its tracks.

Rare earth elements, called "rare earths" by those who use and study them, often prove irreplaceable in green technologies and high-tech consumer products. Yet the world's production of rare minerals relies mainly upon China, and the Chinese government warned last year that its own rising demand will soon force it to stop exporting the precious elements.

"Countries and companies that have or plan to develop industries that need rare earth minerals to make products are concerned about China's growing consumption, which they fear will eliminate China's exports of rare earths," said W. David Menzie, chief of the international minerals section at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

China has also encouraged companies that use rare earths to locate their manufacturing facilities in China, Menzie told TechNewsDaily. But some companies fear moving because of concerns about intellectual property protection, he added.

Deposits of rare earth elements exist in the United States, Canada and other countries. But only China's government supports the mining and refining industries capable of processing the resources from start to finish.

Brilliant.  Fucking brilliant.  So, not only does China own our goddamn debt, they also have, essentially, a world-wide monopoly on mining and refining the very elements that are essential to our essential green jobs push?  Are you fucking kidding me? 

I have a few choice words on this subject.

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February 15, 2010

Oh Great! Now The Hurricane Data Is Wrong?

You know, something tells me that the whole IPCC dataset is a bit mistaken. But that's just me.

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February 12, 2010

They invite abuse, it would be impolite not to give it to them.

Now some people think I'm being harsh on global warmmongers who, finally, sort of admit that maybe they've been wrong.
I'm of the opinion that they deserve far more abuse than I'll give them.
Case in point.

Bolt and Blair were right all along. The whole AGW enterprise was a political movement, and was rotten to the core.

The "Blair" in there is Tim Blair. Ausse maker fun of Global Warmmongers extraordinaire. He's like an Aussie Ace.
So the response?
Perhaps, but if so they were so thru prejudice and not observation.

How can you be polite to people like that?
Why be polite to people like that?

H/T Veeshir

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Aha! I Knew I Was Saving The Earth By Eating So Much Meat!

Fuck you, vegetarians. Fuck you and your smug self righteousness with a soy block soaked in bacon drippings. Fuck you for lecturing me that eating meat was bad for me. Fuck you for trying to push that "healthy lifestyle" fuckhelmet of fucking fuckitudinally fucked up fuckheadedness upon us. And fuck you for killing jobs and raping your beloved Gaia more than us knuckle dragging meat eaters ever will do.

The Cranfield University study found that switching from British-bred beef and lamb to meat substitutes imported from abroad such as tofu and Quorn would increase the amount of land cultivated, raising the risk of forests being destroyed for fields.

Production methods can be energy intensive and the final products tend to be highly processed, the report, which was commissioned by the environmental group WWF, found.

The researchers concluded: 'A switch from beef and milk to highly refined livestock product analogues such as tofu could actually increase the quantity of arable land needed to supply the UK.'

They also warned that a significant increase in the number of vegetarians in Britain from the current total of 3.7million could cause  the collapse of the country's livestock industry and result in meat production moving to countries with few regulations to protect uncultivated land {since when did weenies care about jobs?-ed}.

Donal Murphy-Bokern, one of the report's authors and a former farming and food science coordinator at the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, told The Times: 'For some people, tofu and other meat substitutes symbolise environmental friendliness but they are not necessarily the badge of merit {and absolution from affluence guilt so many weenies have today-ed}that people claim.

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!1!1!11!!!

*GOUGH*

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAA!11!!!

Stupid fucking hippies.

Now, I do not wish to include in my mockery those who are required by health issues to eat a certain diet. But the rest of you vegetarians can go choke on a syphillis soaked sack of senile sausage for all I care

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February 09, 2010

IPCSunk

The hits keep on coming for the IPCC and their reliance on flimsy evidence for catastrophic claims.
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TREES will not uproot themselves and embark on blood-soaked killing sprees by 2035, global warming experts have admitted.
...snip...
"It appears the claim was not based on new data or field research but on that bit with the angry, talking trees in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
...snip...
There is a supplementary source, and yes it is that bit with the angry, talking trees in The Wizard of Oz.

Surprisingly enough, they're standing by their prediction that trees will mate with little people bringing forth a new, super-race of Gaians. (note: Link not safe for work.... or sanity, or stomach. Contains graphic depictions of hobbits fucking a tree).

First link via Tim Blair, second link via some blog nobody reads (thank goodness).

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Damn you Gorequemada! (shakes fist)

Okay, so DC had a freaking blizzard (pics below the fold of the view out of my window 3 days later) and the Federal Gov't has been closed for two days.
Yes, they closed yesterday and today. Yesterday I agreed with, too many people didn't have power and the roads were really, really bad.
Today? It would just be a pain in the neck. Although, the buses still aren't running regularly and most streets are still just packed snow. But that's another shitload of money down the chute.
But that's not the point.
Another blizzard is on the way. Possibly another 10-20 inches.
And why? Why are we the target of every snow cloud out there?
MoFo global warmmongering bastids!
The blizzard (s) is delaying their pronouncement
“More and more, Americans are witnessing the impacts of climate change in their own backyards, including sea-level rise, longer growing seasons, changes in river flows, increases in heavy downpours, earlier snowmelt and extended ice-free seasons in our waters. People are searching for relevant and timely information about these changes to inform decision-making about virtually all aspects of their lives,” the release says.

Fuck you. You know? Fuck you.
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It's hard out there for a climate scientist fraud

Phil Jones, one of the main douchebags at the center of the Climategate scandal apparently considered committing suicide over the whole thing. He's been getting some nasty emails urging him to do just that, and while I disapprove of that sort of shit, I had forgotten about this little detail from the leaked emails between Jones and his asshole colleagues...

In another email, the death of a leading climate change sceptic is described as "cheering news".
What goes around comes around, fuckstick.

Oh, and...
Prof Jones said he was knocked sideways by the worldwide outrage that followed the leaking of the emails.
No, he was knocked sideways (and, I hope, fucked sideways) by the leaking of the emails because it exposed him and his buddies as some of the biggest, most expensive frauds in recent history.

Oh, and watch the widdle baby cry some more...
“I am just a scientist. I have no training in PR or dealing with crises," he said.
Um, first of all, you're emphatically not a scientist. A scientist starts with a hypothesis and looks for data to confirm that. He or she doesn't make shit up to confirm that hypothesis. And a scientist certainly doesn't collude with colleagues to hide evidence or fudge data that contradicts his hypothesis. Who does that? Fucking liars and cheats, that's who.

Oh, and you don't know anything about crises? What the fuck have you been peddling throughout your entire dishonest career? You fucking took a made-up crisis and turned it into a goldmine of international research grant money, and now that you've been exposed as a fucking phony, we're supposed to feel some sympathy for you?

I hope you don't commit suicide, mostly because I'd rather see you in prison.

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February 07, 2010

One a day plus Irony

Awww, poor global warmmonger.
So one of the tools from the email scam is whining about how he was thinking about killing himself because of the pitchforked crowds.
Eh, just so-so funny.
But then he gets over the top funny.
“I am just a scientist. I have no training in PR or dealing with crises.”

Hahahaha... oh wait, he's serious.
Tool.
The whole point of that deal is that he was acting as a PR agent instead of as a scientist, he had to hide the truth because recent data would just confuse idiots who think the temperature of the Earth has something to do with the Sun.
And all of a sudden he can't deal with a crisis? After years of bleating about the crisis and then demanding $billions to fix it?
Tool.
Via Althouse

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February 05, 2010

What were they smoking?

Via Drudge, we see this article about another ridiculously stupid, global warmmongering claim.
The UN claimed half the Netherlands was below sea level, it's around a quarter.
I have to stick up for them.
I've been to Amsterdam a few times, I know what they were smoking.
It'ssome nasty, green, sticky shit. Hell, after a couple space cakes you'd think you were underwater too.

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Consensus!

Via Vodkapundit we find this article by Mark Steyn on our Global Warmmogering friends at the IPCC.

Drip, Drip and Drip.
No, not the revelations of lying by global warmmongers that we keep seeing, it appears to be the names of three people who wrote all the worst global warmmongering "predictions" for that groundbreaking (and truth-breaking) IPCC report.
Quote:
Donna Laframboise, a colleague of mine from the glory days at the National Post, did a simple search of the online version of the IPCC report and discovered dozens of citations of the WWF. It’s the sole source cited for doomsday predictions of glacier melt not only in the Himalayas but also the Andes and the Alps, as well as for a multitude of other topics, from coral reefs to avalanches.


Consensus!

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January 31, 2010

I Do My Research On Taxes, Polling, And Healthcare By Reading "Highlights" And Talking To Myself. So What's The Diff?

Seriously? Fucking seriously?!?? The UN can't be this fucking stupid, can they?

In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.

However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them {and I read Spank Magazine for my research into health care-ed}.

The other was a dissertation written by a geography student, studying for the equivalent of a master's degree, at the University of Berne in Switzerland that quoted interviews with mountain guides in the Alps.

The revelations, uncovered by The Sunday Telegraph, have raised fresh questions about the {shitty-ed}quality of the information contained in the report, which was published in 2007.



What. The. Fuck.? Yes, these fuckers are that stupid. And lazy. I really cannot believe what I just read. The UfuckingN basically went to Barnes & Noble, pulled a "Hiking" Magazine off the shelf, backed up their research by talking to the cleaning lady at the pizza parlor, and called this "settled science"? 

Well, then fuck settled science. Fuck the UN. Fuck East Anglia. And fuck algore. Fuck all of them with a rancid meat javelin coated in hurty sauce. Those fuckjuggling fuckbags of fistfucking fraudulent fucking fuckity fuck fucking sold a shitfucking load of people on a fruitfucking scam, pushed fucking legislation, and fucking reaped their own fucking rewards, on a fucking piece of research that wouldn't make it out of a fourth grade history class? Fuck this! Fuck it forever with fire. And fuck all of them.

Fuck their research. Fuck their findings with the funny pages. And fuck anybody who still sides with them. This shit needs to be called out, and the hoaxers stripped of any work permit greater than being the backup elephant fluffer at the zoo.

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January 28, 2010

The Convergence Of Stupid & California (BIRM)

What the fuck? Seriosuly, what the fuck is this shit? Fuck it with a tire gauge. Are they fucking trying to kill every business in that state?

CARB is proposing to require every repair dealer to check the inflation of every tire during repair to improve mpg for all vehicles which, in theory, is meritorious.

However (the) regs. CARB’s pushing through (released this week and subject to a 15 day comment period) ... provides that the only times that consumers may decline a check and inflate service—they can never decline the service if it’s offered for free—is when they are charged for services AND if they can PROVE (with DOCUMENTATION!) that they’ve had their tires checked and inflated in the last 30 days, or if they WILL do so within the next week. It is unclear, but possible, that CARB could take enforcement action against the consumer if they don’t follow through with their promise?!

Note that even the Department of Consumer Affairs opposed the last draft of these rules—letter attached (and I’m guessing these amendments won’t remove their opposition). CARB’s not messing around with these either—the potential penalty for violating the regulation is at least up to $1,000 per violation and six months imprisonment. The enforcement section referred to by CARB states that a violation of the regulation shall be “deemed to result in an emission of air contaminants,” potentially leading to even harsher penalties.

 

I don;t fucking care that this law is still in draft status. It should be killed immediately.

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January 25, 2010

How YOU can save the environment!

And, no, not by anything like recycling, using environmentally friendly lights or appliance, solar panels, or switching to a lower-emission vehicle. 

You see, in case you hadn't heard, you're Killing The Planet™ by, well, existing.  However, even you can help to save the planet - and, no, not by ceasing to exist (although that would be super helpful).  If you condemn yourself and your government to poverty and continuing economic backsliding, you can be part of the solution!

Continuing global economic growth "is not possible" if nations are to tackle climate change, a report by an environmental think-tank has warned.

The New Economics Foundation (Nef) said "unprecedented and probably impossible" carbon reductions would be needed to hold temperature rises below 2C (3.6F).

Scientists say exceeding this limit could lead to dangerous global warming.

"We urgently need to change our economy to live within its environmental budget," said Nef's policy director.

Andrew Simms added: "There is no global, environmental central bank to bail us out if we become ecologically bankrupt."

None of the existing models or policies could "square the circle" of economic growth with climate safety, Nef added.

Burried at the end of the article is, however, a true gem from the Tom Clougherty, director of what appears to be a not-lame think tank, the Adam Smith Institute:

"There's only one good thing I can say for the Nef's report, and that's that it is honest. Its authors admit that they want us to be poorer and to lead more restricted lives for the sake of their faddish beliefs."

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Glaciergate, Volume Whatever Is After "Metric Assload"

Fuck these guys. Fuck them with their robust procedures. Fuck them with defective discount grade ass bleach. Fuck them for what they have done to real science because of their actions. And fuck the glaciers and polar bears, because I am a crabby old bastard, and because of shit like this from the "scientists":

“We thought that if we can highlight it, it will impact policy-makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action.”

SOOOOO.... let me get this straight: lying and fraud is OK, so long as it helps spur an agenda and policy position with which you agree, results and evidence be damned? Good to know. So I guess the next time I want a policy advanced, I should just randomly draw some fancy squares on a piece of toilet paper and publish it, and it'll all be kosher, right?

You know, I no longer am ashamed to admit that while I had a hunch that a lot of the glaciergoatse grabassing that the AGW crowd was pushing was bullshit, I never had proof. Now I do. So thank you, Green Goofs. Thankfucking you from the bottom of my cold, money grubbing, gas guzzling heart.

Oh, and here is the thank you card I made just for the Green Goofs





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January 23, 2010

More From The Eco-Idiots

Apparently, the left is starting to advocate eco-terror. You know, for their Goddess Gaia.


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January 19, 2010

Getting shit wrong does not in any way undermine your credibility.

For example, if I were to say, "An asteroid is going to smash into the earth tomorrow, and all life on the planet will be wiped out," and, subsequently, no asteroid hit the earth and life on the planet continued as normal, as long as I said, "Woah, when I said tomorrow, I meant in 300 years," it'd be cool.

Right?

Well, such logic may not apply to us peons, but it abso-fucking-lutely applies to climate scientists.  Why is that, you ask?  You shut your fucking mouth, that's why!

The vice-chairman of the UN's climate science panel has admitted it made a mistake in asserting that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) included the date in its 2007 assessment of climate impacts.

A number of scientists have recently disputed the 2035 figure, and Jean-Pascal van Ypersele told BBC News that it was an error and would be reviewed.

But he said it did not change the broad picture of man-made climate change.

The issue, which BBC News first reported on 05 December, has reverberated around climate websites in recent days.

Some commentators maintain that taken together with the contents of e-mails stolen last year from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, it undermines the credibility of climate science.

Dr van Ypersele said this was not the case.

"I don't see how one mistake in a 3,000-page report can damage the credibility of the overall report," he said.

"Some people will attempt to use it to damage the credibility of the IPCC; but if we can uncover it, and explain it and change it, it should strengthen the IPCC's credibility, showing that we are ready to learn from our mistakes."

The claim that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035 appears to have originated in a 1999 interview with Indian glaciologist Syed Hasnain, published in New Scientist magazine.

The figure then surfaced in a 2005 report by environmental group WWF - a report that is cited in the IPCC's 2007 assessment, known as AR4.

An alternative genesis lies in the misreading of a 1996 study that gave the date as 2350.

AR 4 asserted: "Glaciers in the Himalayas are receding faster than in any other part of the world... the likelihood of them disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high."

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January 15, 2010

Danny Glover: More Science-y Than The Scientists

You know, I have a difficult time mocking fools like Danny Glover, because I was always taught  to treat the "special" people on this planet with compassion and tolerance, especially when they make statements such as this.

 

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January 14, 2010

Remember: Follow The Money!

In a development as shocking as me laying waste to a toilet after a plate of Three Mile Island Wings, the Stimulus Bonanza may, just may, have been going to some shady characters, especially one of the cats involved in the Manbearpig Hoax.

“It’s outrageous that economic stimulus money is being used to support research conducted by Michael Mann at the very time he’s under investigation by Penn State and is one of the key figures in the international Climategate scandal. Penn State should immediately return these funds to the U.S. Treasury,” said Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center’s Free Enterprise Project.

I know, shocking, isn't it? I mean, who would have ever thought that an administration that is a moneygrabbing and redistributionist scam based on lies and illusions is sending cash to a guy who helps pepetuate and defend a  moneygrabbing and redistributionist scam based on lies and illusions?

 

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January 12, 2010

Global Warming Hits Texas

I mean, how fucked up is it when the turtles are fleeing the water to stay warm?

Freezing temperatures this weekend resulted in about 50 green sea turtles showing up on area beaches, said Donna Shaver, director of the Padre Island National Seashore’s turtle recovery program.

Of the 49 turtles, most of which came ashore near Port Aransas, nine have died, Shaver said. A total of 354 have been found along the Texas coast, she said.

The cold stuns the turtles, which renders them motionless, and they float to the surface. This has been the largest such event locally since 1980, Shaver said.

The turtles will be housed and rehabilitated in warm swimming pools at Port Aransas’ Animal Rehabilitation Keep and at the Texas State Aquarium until waters warm and it’s safe to return them to the Gulf. This could take several weeks, Shaver said.

And for no reason whatsoever, I bring back my tribute to Manbearpig.

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Hot, cold, it's all warmering between friends

If this article about predictions from one of the world's most respected climate scientists (yes, I giggled, too) is correct, it's about to get cooler. For the next thirty years or so (with my emphasis):

The U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSICD) agrees that the cold temperatures are unusual, and that the world's oceans may play a part in temperatures on land.

"Has ocean variability contributed to variations in surface temperature? Absolutely, no one's denying that," said Mark Serreze, senior research scientist with NSIDC. But the Center disagrees with Latif's conclusions, instead arguing that the cold snap is still another sign of global warming.

Ah, yes. So a thirty-year-long cold snap, or "little ice age" is, well, you get the idea.

Oh, and check this out:

Many parts of the world have been suffering through record-setting snowfalls and arctic temperatures. The Midwest saw wind chills as low as 49 degrees below zero last week, while Europe saw snows so heavy that Eurostar train service and air travel were canceled across much of the continent. In Asia, Beijing was hit by its heaviest snowfall in 60 years.

And as for the cold weather?

"This is just the roll of the dice, the natural variability inherent to the system," explained Serreze.

Uhhhhhhh...I'm no respected climate scientist who gets to fly all over the world to lavish conferences about global warming on private jets, but the whole "natural variability" thing might be something you might want to focus on. Like how the planet's climate kind of, oh, I don't know, naturally varies between hot and cold over the years. Without our help. Maybe.

Yeah.

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