Eco-Links (week of 10/9/2011)

by james on October 8, 2011

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230,000 new employees – Looking for a job? Look no further. The Environmental Protection Agency is hiring.  The EPA wrote the following in  a recent court brief,

“Hiring the 230,000 full-time employees necessary to produce the 1.4 billion work hours required to address the actual increase in permitting functions would result in an increase in Title V administration costs of $21 billion per year.”

Not another hard winter? – Please bring on some global warming, stalled now for about 15 years.  The  early and fast start to winter in the Arctic is due to cold temperatures not seen since 1996.

Feds ban asthma inhalers – Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government’s latest attempt to protect the Earth’s atmosphere.

Hansen’s millions – How it pays to be a part of the global warming political bandwagon. Dr. Hansen very well may be the country’s first millionaire bureaucrat.

Crushing Scotland with windmills – The costs of bureaucratic green energy revolutions are “going through the roof” and threaten to bankrupt companies by doubling energy bills.

Shale revolution – The Barnett Shale natural gas field has generated $65.4 billion in economic activity and created more than 100,200 jobs over the 24-county area since 2001, according to a new study commissioned by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

Dolphin Tale –  A Hollywood movie that has been heavily marketed to homeschoolers, whom executives must feel are entertainment hungry. The tale teaches our children some lessons about sacrifice, love, prayers to the dead, and ecological egalitarianism. Unfortunately, one of the stars of the Movie -Morgan Freeman, aka God – just called rascist the demographic the movie is pitched at. Or maybe his timing is just right, since he said this only after the movie had played a couple of weeks and homeschooling parents had dropped their wallets, and bussed the kids in.

Carbon Cult – In a recent New York Times  op-ed, Thomas Friedman called Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann “crazy” because they doubt man-made global warming. But his argument smacks of the desperation of the Cult of Algore as it sinks under the weight of science, Solyndra, and logic.

Bankrolling Denial – Oh the horrors! Time Magazine must think we are all stupid. And amnesiac. They need to know  who is behind the denial machine. I thought we had already decided it was the oil executives, who meet in smoke-filled rooms, plotting to force everyone to use the greasy stuff. Exxon, call me. Please. To the extent that there is significant coordination (and money) on the issue, it’s on the left, as shown plainly by Climategate. Propaganda like this must be bad for business.

Solyndra-Gate – In a preview of what’s likely to become a common occurrence in the green energy strategy, a California manufacturer of solar systems that was financed by a half-a-billion loan through the Obama administration announced bankruptcy.


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