Obama invokes ‘tauntology’ in discussing climate skeptics

There’s tautology: In grammar, the use of redundant words. In logic, a tautology is a formula which is true in every possible interpretation. Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein first applied the term to redundancies of propositional logic in 1921 and then there is tauntology: The practice of making remarks in order to anger, wound, or provoke someone.…

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The EPA’s Political Futility

By Patrick J. Michaels Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules for existing coal-fired power plants, a 30 percent reduction in allowable carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The only way this will be possible will be by upgrading almost all combustion units, and the ultimate cost of the upgrades will make coal noncompetitive…

Obama’s big EPA announcement tomorrow translates directly to higher electricity prices

The President thinks his plan will “boost the economy by $43 billion to $74 billion” – he’s living in a fantasy world. From Bloomberg (apparently one of those “read in” to tomorrow’s announcement): President Barack Obama will propose cutting greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels…

A press release timed for Obama’s energy hammer

Who sends out press releases on a Sunday? UCLA does when the content is expected to match Obama’s draconian climate announcement planned for Monday. Reducing emissions will be the primary way to fight climate change, UCLA-led study finds A new report by professors from UCLA and five other universities concludes that there’s no way around…

In House testimony, Botkin dismantles the IPCC 2014 report

Policycritic writes: You need to read this, Anthony. He dismantles the IPCC 2014 report for Congress. Botkin’s bio: “Daniel B. Botkin, a world-renowned ecologist, is Professor (Emeritus), Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara, and President of The Center for The Study of The Environment, which provides independent, science-based analyses of complex…

Who will rid us of this totalitarian Prince?

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The Prince of Wales, in aiming to be the end of democracy, may yet be the end of the monarchy. Notwithstanding that Europe’s most climate-skeptical party had just come top in the recent UK elections for the European Parliament, he intervened tendentiously in politics – as he now all too…