Category Archives: GLOC

Let the inhaler hoarding begin

First, let’s go back a month,  this from the Will Steger Foundation: On Tuesday [August 2nd 2011], State Senator Torres Ray said, “I’m delighted to participate in the air quality awareness event organized by the Sierra Club in Minneapolis. Air … Continue reading

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Bishop Hill and the skeptical cookbook

Oh this is fun, Bishop Hill catches John Cook’s “Skeptical Science” in a revisionism gaffe using The Wayback Machine. He writes:

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Global warming alarmism on steroids – some like it hot

This is one of those Jeane Dixon style predictions, written in such general terms that it can be provable by just about any summer in the future. According to the Wikipedia article on her, John Allen Paulos, a mathematician at … Continue reading

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Climate Change Causes Mental Illness

Alternate title: Bill McKibben explained o_O I’ve had about two dozen emails wanting me to carry this from the Sydney Morning Herald: Mental illness rise linked to climate Erik Jensen RATES of mental illnesses including depression and post-traumatic stress will … Continue reading

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“Apollo 18″ – possibly the worst science fiction film of the 21st century

I suppose it has come to this. We have no manned space program anymore, Muslim outreach is a NASA priority according to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and a recent paper from a NASA postdoc suggests aliens will kill us because … Continue reading

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Bizarre, craptastic theory from the Guardian, Penn State, and NASA: “ET will kill us because global warming will tip them off that we are a bad species”

UPDATE: co-author admits it is a “horrible mistake”, see below – Anthony From the you’ve got to be effing kidding me department. First, I apologize to my readers for the headline. Read on and I think you’ll see it is … Continue reading

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The Gasland movie: a fracking shame – director pulls video to hide inconvenient truths

From “Not Evil, Just Wrong”: Gasland director hides full facts Written by Phelim McAleer Josh Fox has made a documentary that makes some pretty alarming claims about gas drilling across the US. But as is often the case when these … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – greentabs for gasoline

This ginormous marketing spam was left as a comment on WUWT on the thread: Stratospheric water vapor may have contributed about a third of the warming 1980-2000 but now is in decline Seeing as to how it was left on … Continue reading

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New mystery appliance is the antithesis of the green dream

What sort of new appliance is so hip, so cool, so stylish, so sophisticated, so much a work of art…that you’d put it in your glass penthouse living room, so that you could impress your hot model girlfriend? Don’t look … Continue reading

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The UN “disappears” 50 million climate refugees, then botches the disappearing attempt

Hoo boy, government bureaucratic idiocy at its finest. Not only is the original claim bogus, the attempts to disappear it are hilariously inept. Apparently, they’ve never heard of Google Cache at the UN. Rather than simply say “we were wrong”, … Continue reading

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Quote of the week: Genghis Khan should have driven a Prius

Ok that headline is not exactly what was said, but it is the flavor of the absurdity. The quote itself from the Carnegie Institution, distributed via  AAAS’s Eurekalert news service, is actually even more absurd. Here’s the quote:

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Eat bugs, not meat, to “save the planet”

From Mongabay: Scientists in the Netherlands have discovered that insects produce significantly less greenhouse gas per kilogram of meat than cattle or pigs. Their study, published in the online journal PLoS, suggests that a move towards insect farming could result … Continue reading

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Demented thinking: Copenhagen didn’t work – but taxes will

This is from a press release embargoed until 00:01 today (it says). I don’t know why, there’s nothing new here, because Nordhaus said the same thing well over a year ago in this Guardian article where he says “taxation is … Continue reading

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The Met Office Bullhockey

We all know they are caught up in the warming meme, but the Met Office in the UK is now trying to spin the idea that they had truly forecasted a cold and snowy winter, but they just didn’t tell … Continue reading

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Obama caves on promise, Internet to be regulated by FCC

From the WSJ: Even HuffPo thinks this is a bad idea:

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OSU’s Dr. Lonnie Thompson pushes gloom and doom, still thinks the snows of Kilimanjaro are melting due to global warming

This is an OSU press release, timed to appear in Eurekalert for Cancun’s COP16 on December 8th, and reposted here verbatim, including the all caps headline. Even though the “melting on Kilimanjaro due to global warming” has been fully debunked … Continue reading

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What’s the best way promote reducing CO2 causing combustion?

Why, start a fire, of course! Surely, only lunatics would use fire as a tool to promote the idea of reducing combustion to bring CO2 levels down to 350ppm. And yet, here we have it. From where they write: … Continue reading

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WUWT’s “flash flood” has a much lower carbon footprint than Bill McKibben’s “flash flood” mob

From the “photo fraud on a large scale” department comes this exercise in bullshit (yes, that’s the right word, sorry if I offended your delicate senses) from some “artistic” greens as pointed out by Steve Goddard, and as pushed as … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Nutball science on steroids

I don’t actually have this title category, I just invented the title in honor of what I just stumbled across flipping through channels on DirecTV. I landed on the History Channel. Egads! Some diving guys on a boat haul around … Continue reading

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The 10:10 Splattergate goes “sploot” – a roundup

From cartoonist Marc Roberts, via Andy Revkin: We await Josh. A new apology today from 10:10′s director, to replace the half-witted first one. [Game show buzzer sounds] too little, too late.

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