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Sunday Silliness: Trumped oil

I happened upon this during my travels  and thought it was a hilarious commentary on energy and politics. I’m guessing it will make some conservative and liberal heads explode equally well. P.S. As I understand it, it is actually a working oil pump, not just a derelict with a decoration. It was in motion as…

Lucia drops some reality on the Gorebots – Update: The astroturfing is from Skeptical Science

UPDATE: Apparently, they didn’t like Lucia’s version of reality, she writes: lucia liljegren (@lucialiljegren) says: March 5, 2013 at 11:45 am They suspended my account. And I wanted #1 on the leader board. Dang!! UPDATE2: Apparently this is an Astroturfing project by the Kidz at “Skeptical Science”: The Money Quote from http://climaterealityproject.org/press/ (see Feb 28th…

New bill to limit IPCC funding from USA

Luetkemeyer Seeks to Prohibit Federal Funding for Job-Killing UN Climate Change Initiatives  WASHINGTON, D.C. _ Following last night’s State of the Union Address in which the president pledged to implement a job-killing climate change agenda, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3) today introduced legislation to prohibit the United States from contributing taxpayer dollars to the United…

Newsbytes: World Cooling To Global Warming

By Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF Politicians, today, have predictably “walked away” from the issue of global warming. In retrospect we have to ask why this mass illusion, the transition to “a new ecological society” imploded and fell off the teleprompters, off the front pages, and out of the seemingly endless TV special reports…

Friday Funny – Kenji gets invited to the UCS cartoon contest

Time to Get Creative! Here’s your chance to show off your artistic and comedic talents in support of independent science. Enter the 2012 UCS Science and Democracy Editorial Cartoon Contest today! 2012 UCS Science and Democracy Editorial Cartoon Contest Enter the Contest by July 1 Dear UCS Supporter, We’re looking for a few good artists.

“Getting your mind right” in Australia, round 2

The “I Can Change Your Mind about Climate” website of the ABC TV in Australia reminds me of the famous phrase “your gonna get your mind right, Luke” from the 1967 classic movie “Cool Hand Luke” with Paul Newman: The round1 voting, which I talked about here,  is over, and the skeptics, listed as “dismissive”,…

Is Global Warming Starving Science?

Posted by Dee Norris This article concerning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry caught my attention this morning: Twenty years ago, Douglas Prasher was one of the driving forces behind research that earned a Nobel Prize in chemistry this week. But today, he’s just driving. Prasher, 57, works as a courtesy shuttle operator at a Huntsville,…