Eco-links (week of 9/11/2011)

by james on September 15, 2011

in Eco-links

Consensus of nothing – When people say that 98% of scientists agree that we need to save the planet from global warming, or something like that, as Jon Huntsman did during the recent Repulican Presidential debate, one needs to ask precisely whether that is a correct characterization. It is not. It appears the number is just dust thrown into the air, to confuse ‘deniers’ and fence-sitters.


Gorathon on 9/14 – I am so excited about this, and plan on participating.


Prince Charles worried – Mr. Red Wine Biofuel is worried about the end of the world. Both he and his father, Prince Philip, are radical dark green religionists, aka radical environmentalists. You can read a little about them in my book. To be sure, Prince Philip, the consort to the Queen of England and President Emeritus of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) makes it a little clearer: “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.”[i]


Physicists to the rescue, again – Another prominent physicist puts a wrench in the guts of the global-warming-end-of-world trope. Dr. Ivar Giaever, a winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation from the American Physical Society because of his disgust over its officially stated policy that "global warming is occurring." Science is being subverted in the name of politics, of eco-philosophy claiming that we have to ‘save the world,’ and Dr. Giaever is but one in a line of prominent physicists who see the danger of this hysteria overtaking the scientific process. 


Methane Madness – Play ‘Methane Madness’ on Gore’s Climate Propaganda Day – Put a Cork in Global Warming Hot Air.image


Green energy – Unfortunately, the government sponsored hysteria over green energy does not appear to have silver linings. In the UK, Government climate change targets will put £500 on the average family’s fuel bill within four years, a study warns today. The report warns that the political elite’s obsession with renewable energy will damage Britain’s competitiveness without necessarily doing anything to tackle climate change.


Accounting for Greenhouse Gases – The European Union is overestimating the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions achieved through reliance on biofuels as a result of a “serious accounting error,” according to a draft opinion by an influential committee of 19 scientists and academics. Oops!


 

 


[i]Fleur Cowles and Prince Philip, If I Were an Animal (New York: William Morrow, 1987), foreword.

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