Stephen Colbert Goes After The Sierra Club’s Carl Pope seen on Ecorazzi
America’s most respected right-wing news anchor brings us the truthiness on what’s happening in the world of treehuggers. Of course, we’re talking about Stephen Colbert - who last time gave us a rundown of summer movies “destroying America” - and today goes after the Sierra Club and their executive director, Carl Pope.
You see, Colbert is concerned that organizations like the Sierra Club are forcing Americans to make sacrifices - something he sees as a direct attack on his love for drying his grapes with a hair dryer. And yes, that’s a metaphor. In this hilarious interview, Carl Pope cautiously (and with good humor) navigates the questions put to him - including how he traveled over 2,500 miles from San Franciso to Washington, D.C. for the taping. “Did you travel on the back of a spotted owl?,” Stephen quips. Enjoy the fun in this story and video including the beautifully phrased response to “Is President Bush a ‘green’ president or the ‘greenest’ president?”
Americans for Prosperity
To compare Gore’s challenge to that of John F. Kennedy’s moon landing pledge proves that Gore suffers from illusions of grandeur. Instead of making America more prosperous, Gore wants to bankrupt the American people to fill the pockets of his environmental cronies with money. Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection estimates that “the cost of transforming the nation to so-called clean electricity sources at $1.5 trillion to $3 trillion over 30 years in public and private money.” Gore then explains that: “This is an investment that will pay itself back many times over.” “Investment” is the Orwellian name Big Government politicians use for tax. His so-called investment is effectively a tax hike that will cost Americans more than $3 trillion! The worst part is that Gore challenges the American people to meet his climate goals in 10 years. However, we are not allowed to build more nuclear power or drill for domestic oil!! It is impossible to accomplish what he has proposed without denying most Americans automobiles and reliable electricity. If Al Gore and his alarmists really cared about the American people and wanted to lower our gas prices, they would not handicap our ability to produce domestic sources of energy.
See also the hypocrisy of the Gore clan in this story and video. By the way, Al Gore, who Obama if President wants to make into an environment/energy czar is advising us on hydrogen cars as the way of the future (they only emit water vapor a far more important greenhouse gas). He had these grades in relevant subjects at Vanderbilt (before he left for greener pastures). Natural Sciences 6- D, Natural Sciences 118 C+, Math Avoided Completely, College Boards Physics 488/1000 ( 48.8% ) = F, College Boards Chemistry 519/800 ( 64.8%) = D. No wonder he’s such a noted authority on climate science and atmospheric chemistry.
See this story “An Inconvenient Perception: Voters Say Gore Plan Unrealistic, Costly” on the latest Rasmussen poll taken after the Gore television interviews. See this story Who Needs Osama, We’ve Got Gore. See this video by Comedian Dennis Miller on Global Warming Alarmism.
Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the House (Select) Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee
A top Democrat told high school students gathered at the U.S. Capitol Thursday that climate change caused Hurricane Katrina and the conflict in Darfur, which led to the “black hawk down” battle between U.S. troops and Somali rebels. Markey also told the students that there no longer exists any debate about whether or not disasters like Katrina are caused by climate change. “There now is no question that this harm is being caused by human activity,” said Markey. “It’s warming up the planet and melting the glaciers. There is an underwater heat wave going on. The waters get warmer and warmer and that intensifies the storms and creates even greater havoc when those storms reach land. The planet is running a fever. It’s heating up but there is no emergency rooms for planets,” he said. “The worst consequences affect the planet - not only New Orleans - but the whole planet. Last, but certainly not least, his parting words to the children: “Back 100 years ago, women rose up and said we want the right to vote, and they were successful,” he said. “Now, you are like the green generation and you are rising up and saying we must ensure the planet does not suffer the worst consequences of climate change.” Read more here. Isn’t it strange the chair of the Global warming committee Markey is unaware that the earth’s fever broke in 1998 and ocean temperatures globally have cooled since 2003 according to NOAA buoys.
On the subject of oil, a lot of folks can’t understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in our country. Well, there’s a very simple answer. Nobody bothered to check the oil. We just didn’t know we were getting low. The reason for that is purely geographical.
Our oil is located in:
Our dipsticks are located in DC
Any questions? NO? Didn’t think so.
A film by Phelim McAleer and Annn McElhinney
See trailer for the 90 minute film here. Ian Murray of CEI who reviewed the powerful documentary said “Not Evil Just Wrong” looks at how santimony and misunderstanding drove environmentalists to stop Africans from using DDT to help save children’s lives and how the model is repeating itself in the Global Warming debate with even greater tragic consequences. It moved me to tears”. Search the movie on youtube and see how angry even the trailer got the alarmists. Wait til they see the whole story.
Anthony Watts and Steve McIntyre
See in Anthony Watts post with valuable input from Climate Audit’s Steve McIntyre and his commenters what is being behind this station’s temperatures changes.
On Line Opinion Journal
Clive Hamilton, Professor of public ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, is leading an unethical attack by left-leaning Australian academics on Graham Young and his e-journal On Line Opinion because with the goal of presenting both sides of this important issue, they published articles by so-called ‘climate change denialists’ including Tom Harris and John McLean.
The following youtube segment on ”Saving the Planet” pays tribute to the generally left wing comic George Carlin who passed away recently. Please be advised it contains what may be offensive language to some. He captures the truth with humor.
Reid Bryson who died in his sleep at age 88 on June 11, 2008
Reid Bryson, a towering figure in climatology and interdisciplinary studies of climate, people and the environment, and the founder of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s meteorology department and Center for Climatic Research, and the first director of the Institute for Environmental Studies, died in his sleep early June 11 at his home in Madison. He was 88.
Bryson was one of the pioneers of modern climatology and was among the first to explore the influence of climate on humans and human culture and, in turn, some of the human impacts on climate. He was an early developer of simple computer models to study the causes of past climate change, comparing those simulations with records of paleoclimate and human culture.
By Garth Paltridge, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Tasmania in the Australian
"I hear on the scientific grapevine that CSIRO’s biggest problem when providing formal advice to the federal Government on the matter of climate change is to say nothing that can be interpreted as giving aid and comfort to the army of irresponsible sceptics out there who are doubtful about the dreadful consequences of global warming.
One can only feel sorry for the Government. Where can it go these days to get unbiased advice on the issue of global warming? Its official sources are poisoned by the fear among many scientists that they may be labelled by their colleagues and by their institutions as climate-change sceptics.
Basically, the problem is that the research community has gone so far along the path of frightening the life out of the man in the street that to recant publicly even part of the story would massively damage the reputation and political clout of science in general. And so, like corpuscles in the blood, researchers all over the world now rush in overwhelming numbers to repel infection by any idea that threatens the carefully cultivated belief in climatic disaster.”