The BP Coffee Spill Video: Why it’s Not Funny

I didn’t find the video funny in the first place, so I guess I’m off the hook on this one. But The Crucible explains why the Internet video parodying BP attempts to plug the oil leak isn’t funny for those who might have chuckled after their first viewing. Essentially, The Crucible points out that the […]

On Oil Spills and the Risks of Modern Civilization

I think there’s some truth to the argument made in this US News & World Report article. Basically, so it goes, Americans (and, probably, all of Western civilization) are too far removed from the dirty stuff to understand just what it takes to fix the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. To that I’d […]

Earth Day 1970 – Predictions Gone Wild

The site IHatetheMedia.com posted some of the spectacular predictions from the very first Earth Day, in 1970. They’ve turned out precisely as one might imagine. Here’s a sample: “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” • George Wald, Harvard Biologist “We are in an environmental […]

Debunking the Global Warming Mythology

This is the most complete and convincing debunking I’ve seen yet of the religion of global warming: Apocalypse? No!: It’s long, but well worth watching.

Antarctic Ice Is Growing, Not Melting Away

This is unsurprising, and shows the lie of the global warming religion: Antarctic ice is growing, not melting away: ICE is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap. The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indicate there is no large-scale […]

Climate Change Panel – UCLA 4/13

Sounds like a good session: Climate Change Panel Discussion: UCLA panel to critique climate change alarmism April 10, 2009 by Keith Lockitch Next Monday I will be speaking about the destructiveness of policies aimed at cutting off fossil fuels and promoting “green energy.” I will be on a panel discussion at UCLA with Dr. Willie […]

A Lotta Hot Air?

I’m no expert on energy production, but this claim seems rather suspect: Salazar: Eastern wind could replace coal for power: ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Windmills off the East Coast could generate enough electricity to replace most, if not all, the coal-fired power plants in the United States, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday. But […]

Cheaper Fuel from Coal

I call this good news, but Wired says it’s bad: Scientists Make Cheap Gas from Coal: Electric cars have been getting a lot of buzz lately, but a more immediately viable transportation fuel of the future could be liquid derived from coal. Scientists have devised a new way to transform coal into gas for your […]

A Bit on Global Warming and Temperatures

One of Al Gore’s most favorite things to talk about is the hockey stick, supposedly showing global temperatures going off the scale as mankind bakes his planet. Of course, the hockey stick has been shown to be completely false. Here’s a short treatment of it: The Hockey Stick Hoax: The key evidence relied on by […]

Environmentalism Just Wants You Dead

A simply outstanding discussion of the fundamental principles of environmentalism: Environmental angst: As environmentalism continues to grow in prominence, more and more of us are trying to live a “greener” lifestyle. But the more “eco-friendly” you try to become, the more likely you find yourself confused and frustrated by the green message. Have you tried […]