Tag: Al Gore

Jack brings on Citizens’ Climate Lobby Conservative Fellow Nate Hochman to hear out Nate’s case for a conservative climate change agenda.

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Can’t believe I couldn’t find a trending post on the climate change craze. I’ll have to do this myself.

We all casually observe the organized CAGW1 scam. C’mon, all of us, right? It starts at elite (and corrupt, if I may repeat myself) levels of the academy. We know the predilection of governments for conclusions that require their involvement, and we understand the funding needs of the intermediate tier of researchers and journals. This much is normal corruption.

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A smiling Governor Andrew Cuomo, with Al Gore to his right and a rapturous crowd of Democratic dignitaries at his rear, signed into law a new statute last week that he proudly touted as “the most aggressive climate law in the United States of America.” The explicit objective of the new legislation is to reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions in New York by 85 percent by 2050.

Step one in that direction is the authorization of two huge, offshore wind power projects said to generate enough power to support one million homes. The legislation goes hand-in-hand with Cuomo’s aggressive executive action to block any new pipeline construction within the state, most notably the Williams pipeline designed to bring about 400 million cubic feet of natural gas each day to New York City.

The rationales for the law are contained in the statutory preamble, which makes declarations that are either flatly wrong or overly inflated. One of the more contentious claims is that the only way to minimize the risk of severe climate change is to follow the highly flawed October 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) special report, which insists that maintaining temperature increases to under 1.5°C in perpetuity requires keeping carbon dioxide concentrations in the earth’s atmosphere below 450 parts per million (its present level is 412 ppm). The effects of climate change allegedly include temperature rises, sea level rises of one foot since 1900, and a higher frequency of “extreme and unusual weather events,” including ones like Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. The New York legislation notes that environmental policies “should prioritize the safety and health of disadvantaged communities. . .” It also treats New York as a role model that will “encourage” other jurisdictions to follow suit with “complementary” legislation.

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Climate change is not my issue. I don’t know enough about the science to form a solid opinion. Had I been permitted to remain within the liberal left, I’d no doubt be mindlessly backing Team Gore. That is, I would have, had Team Gore and the Democratic Party not made the mistake of amply demonstrating its cynical perfidy when it comes to issues I do know and care about.

A story for another day (or, let’s face it, for just about all my other days): at the moment, I’d like to reprise my Stewardess Metaphor for those who might have missed it.

Richard Epstein analyzes a lawsuit several major cities are bringing against oil companies over climate change, explains the economic and scientific considerations necessary to seriously grapple with the issue, and describes the libertarian approach to environmental harms.

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You will read, over and over, that climate change will cause “an increase in the frequency and severity of hurricanes.” I assembled this graphic from data provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in: Preview Open

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A left-wing writer at The New Republic says it’s totes OK for Al Gore and Leo di Caprio to enjoy lavish, hydrocarbon-fueled lifestyles (multiple mansions, mega yachts, private jets, fleets of SUV’s for their entourages). “The claim that Gore and his ilk are hypocrites is a classic conservative attack strategy of redirection (because it ignores […]

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I ran into Greg Potemkin in DC yesterday when I was in town to lobby for The Euthanamerica Foundation, which I helped establish to counteract the obsessive focus on young Asians being promoted by the Oregon-based Euthanasia Society.

Greg is considerably younger than I, but we became fast friends five years ago when we toured Uzbekistan together for the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) to promote magic awareness and escapism. After exchanging the traditional IBM greeting, which consists of pulling multi-colored scarves from each other’s ears until we were worn out, we retired to the nearest Starbutts to catch up.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ivanka Summons Al Gore for Climate Change Chat

 

ivanka-trumpDonald Trump has said that climate change is a hoax. His Democrat daughter (and prominent member of his transition team) doesn’t agree:

Ivanka Trump is meeting Monday with climate change activist and former vice president Al Gore.

The President-elect’s daughter, who reportedly wants to make global warming one of her signature issues, will meet with Gore at Trump Tower in Manhattan, according to transition spokesman Jason Miller.

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Today is April 22nd. It is also V.I. Lenin’s birthday. It is also, not coincidentally, the day specifically chosen for the grand-daddy holy day of the great state/world religion of Eco-Marxism – Earth Day. It is also the day when I ponder most on when a First Amendment lawsuit will finally be filed which claims (correctly) that […]

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Today is Earth Day, the High Holidays for the Church of the Perpetually Aggrieved & The Scientifically Illiterate. It’s an apocalyptic cult whose adherents worship the Polar Bear and are particularly dimwitted. They are noted for their resolute faith in the coming of environmental disaster in 5! No 10! No 20! No 50! years. To […]

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In June 2004, Actor/Comedian/Musician Jack Black appeared at the MTV Movie Awards proudly displaying his “Vote Kerry” t-shirt. The blue shirt featured a drawing of one of the driest, monotonous, uninspiring presidential candidates we’ve ever seen. But there was Black, at the height of his fame and popularity, in front of screaming young MTV fans, […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. It’s The End of the World As We Know It and I Feel Fine!

 

Al GoreWe made it! We made it! The end of days came and went and we didn’t die! Civilization didn’t come to an end!

Okay, I can see I have lost you. Don’t you remember when Al Gore, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate, told an audience at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2006, that we only had 10 years to save our planet or the glaciers would melt and flood the earth?

It was while attending a screening of his global warming film An Inconvenient Truth.

Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Tense, Boring, and — Squirrel!

 

IMG_2862It seems the natives are getting restless again, and you can trust me on that, speaking as the least restful nativist ever to grace these pages with thoughts from my viscera (thanks, Mona!). Like any place on the Internet, we have skillful trolls and blunt-force trolls, and here we pride ourselves on quality. It’s money well-spent.

The U.S. News and World Report cites a survey that has Trump pulling almost 20 percent of Democrats, as Hillary’s Hail Rodham play peters out at the fifty-yard line. Many people will say that this is inconceivable. “Inconceivable!” There, I said it for you.

In 2008 and 2012, what was inevitable for the GOP is exactly what happened, but the Democrats have some experience that we lack. In 2000, inevitable blowhard Al Gore was ensconced and lost, and in 2004, the inevitable wooden bore Kerry did the same. So when the inevitable no-man Hillary stepped up in 2008, a different whirling blade mowed her down. I do believe that Hillary would have lost to McCain-Palin and an energized, unified establishment-conservative party. Can’t prove a counterfactual, so it’s offered for your consideration.

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Yesterday, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Albert Gore, Jr. had to suspend a webcast promoting the greatest international security threat of Climate Change being held near the base of the Eiffel Tower because elsewhere throughout Paris armed Islamist terrorists, no doubt either ordered from ISIS leaders or inspired by them, were systematically killing Parisians. Meanwhile, at the […]

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I just listened to an interview with Mort Kondrake and Fred Barnes on the Hugh Hewitt show.They were plugging their new book, Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America. Preview Open

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Volkswagen, the EPA, and Latter-day Indulgences

 

Volkswagen Group’s stock price has collapsed 30 percent since news broke last week that the company doctored engine management software to conceal tailpipe emissions exceeding EPA standards. Why would a global corporation risk an estimated $18 billion in fines and penalties to eke a bit more mileage out of a diesel power plant that is already remarkably thrifty and powerful? The figure below tells the story in one chart.

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