How much? $5 a gallon in CA – With the strictest green regulations in the country Californians are feeling the burn as gasoline prices reach $5/gal in places. The US has not built a new refinery in almost 40 years, the environmental regulations being prohibitive. Couple this to California government requirements for special boutique fuels and one quickly begins to understand how being ‘green’ is frequently (dare one say usually?) unreasonable.
France turns its back on nuclear – The global greens flex their muscle in France. In a deal with the Greens before this year’s parliamentary and presidential elections, President Hollande’s Socialist party promised to cut reliance on nuclear energy from more than 75 percent to 50 percent by shutting 24 reactors by 2025.
“We, in the Green Movement, aspire to a cultural model in which the killing of a forest will be considered more contemptible and more criminal than the sale of 6-year-old children to Asian brothels.”
Carl Amery, founder of the German Green Party
Al Gore’s Climate (un)Reality Project — Al Gore hopes to show links between climate change and the effects of extreme weather worldwide with an online and social media-fueled event built around the idea of “dirty weather.” Al Gore’s ‘dirty weather’ timing is impeccable – NOAA just released data showing 2012 tornado count dropping like a house in Oz.
West Nile in Chicago – Tropical diseases make a comeback not because of global warming but because of a lack of pest control.
Whither NASA? – My own experience is that NASA flails about largely because bureaucrats see it not primarily as an agency devoted to spaceflight, but as a useful tool to further their various social engineering agendas. A recent letter from NASA luminaries reveals fury about “unsubstantiated” and “unproven remarks” dressed up by climatologists as “fact.” The protesters claim that constant junk climate science claims are causing enduring “damage to the exemplary reputation of NASA…..even the reputation of science itself…”