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July 21, 2014

Green Shock! Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

From IBD:

To the shock and perturbation of the green lobby, Australians are repealing their carbon tax. But it's the right move and a big one at that -- a good way to start turning around all the silliness over climate change. . . .

[Prime Minister Tony] Abbott and Australia's lawmakers made the only rational choice. To tax carbon dioxide emissions is pointless. It is also economically harmful. . . .

Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring trace gas. Humans exhale it, plants breathe it.

It is not toxic, nor is it a pollutant, unless its atmospheric concentrations reach so high --  40,000 parts per million rather than the 400 parts per million now found in our air -- that it crowds out the oxygen humans need to breathe.

"Abbott's repeal is a handful of outback sand tossed in the grinding gears of the green lobby's carbon tax campaign. And if there's any justice, it will set a precedent for other clearer-thinking nation," IBD observes.

"That's why global warm-mongers are in such a froth. They're afraid their decades of data manipulation and scare tactics will begin to unravel."

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December 31, 2013

On Ice: Stranded "Climate" Scientists Ring in 2014

At Fox News:

Passengers and crew who set off on an expedition to prove climate change are ringing in the new year in the same place where they have been for the past week: stuck in ice at the bottom of the world.

The 74 scientists, tourists and crew on the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been trapped near Antarctica since last Tuesday, are expecting to be airlifted from the ship by a helicopter. . . .

We're "stuck in our own experiment," the Australian Antarctic Expedition is quoted as saying Monday.

The leader of the expedition is Chris Turney, "a professor of climate change at Australia’s University of New South Wales." Turney remains "adamant that sea ice is melting, even as the boat remained trapped in frozen seas," Fox reports.

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August 02, 2013

Bambi Must Die!

"Government agents swarmed an animal shelter and killed a baby deer named Giggles as Wisconsin law forbids keeping wildlife without the right permit," reports the U.K. Daily Mail.

"WISN 12 News reported on a military-style operation in July where nine officers from the Department of Natural Resources and four deputy sheriffs stormed the barn at the Society of St. Francis on the Illinois border," according to the Mail.

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June 27, 2013

Top 5 Lies of Obama's Climate Change Speech

From Investor's Business Daily:

President Obama is being lauded for his plans to restrict carbon dioxide emissions. But the scheme looks more like the last refuge of a desperate movement, because the speech he gave in its defense was full of lies.

Al Gore called Obama's Tuesday presentation at Georgetown University a "terrific and historic speech." It was not an honest message, though.

His text was laden with myths, fables, distortions and outright lies. Here are the top five:

1. "The planet is warming." . . .

2. "Human activity is contributing to it." . . .

3. "The overwhelming judgment of science -- of chemistry and physics and millions of measurements — has put all that (doubt) to rest." . . .

4. "Ninety-seven percent of scientists, including, by the way, some who originally disputed the data, have now put that (doubt) to rest." . . .

5. "Americans across the country are already paying the price of inaction in insurance premiums, state and local taxes, and the costs of rebuilding and disaster relief."
. . .

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June 12, 2013

EPA Spies On U.S. Farmers, Releases Data

From Investor's Busness Daily:

As long as we're talking about leaks that should be prosecuted, let's consider the leaking by the Environmental Protection Agency of the personal data about farmers to their environmentalist opponents. . . .

. . . A letter from a group of 24 senators to Acting EPA Administrator Perciasepe claims that the EPA has "released farm information for 80,000 livestock facilities in 30 states as the result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from national environmental organizations."

"It is our understanding," the senators say, "that the initial release of data contained personal information that was not required by the FOIA request for 10 states including Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio and Utah. This release included names and personal addresses."

"Not long ago Nebraska's congressional delegation sent an angry letter to then-EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson complaining that the EPA had exceeded its legislative and constitutional authority by conducting drone surveillance flights over Nebraska and Iowa farms looking for violations of the Clean Water Act," IBD states.

"It's no wonder Jackson used secret email accounts to conduct her business, even to the point of creating a fake identity, 'Richard Windsor,' to hide what she needed to keep hidden and evade open-records laws," IBD continues.

Conclusion: "Drones, fake identities and now the EPA releasing personal data to activists' political enemies. Big Brother is really watching us. Will anyone be prosecuted? Can this administration be trusted?"

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June 05, 2013

Peter Singer: Women’s Right to Have Children Might Have to Be Sacrificed for the Environment

LifeSiteNews.com reports:

Bioethicist Peter Singer compared women and children to cows overgrazing a field and said that women’s reproductive rights may one day have to be sacrificed for the environment. He made the remarks at the global Women Deliver Conference last week, hailed as the most important meeting to focus on women and girls’ human rights in a decade.

The controversial Princeton University professor, known for championing infanticide and bestiality, was a featured panelist on Thursday at the three-day Women Deliver conference attended by Melinda Gates and more than 4,000 abortion and contraception activists in Kuala Lumpur.

"The right to graze as many cows as you like on the common was not an absolute right," Singer is quoted as saying.

"Obviously this is what I think we ought to be saying even about how many children we have . . . I hope we don’t get to a point where we do have to override it . . . but I don’t think we ought to shrink away from considering that as a possibility," Singer said, according to LifeSiteNews.

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April 22, 2013

Earth Day Guru Killed, Composted Girlfriend

From Remy Melina, in a story picked up by NBCNews.com:

Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend [Holly Maddux] inside a trunk.

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January 25, 2012

Malkin: Obama's Green Robber Barons

Michelle Malkin writes:

Obama's State of the Union address defiantly pitched a new round of clean energy spending orgies to help the "middle class."

But how have the serial bankruptcies and near-bankruptcies of several federally subsidized solar companies -- all under Obama's watch -- helped anyone but an upper-crust elite of eco-crats and their lobbyists and consultants?

October 03, 2011

Sen. Inhofe: Obama's EPA Waging War on Fossil Fuels

John Rossomando writes at Human Events:

Job creation has been all over President Obama’s lips in the past few weeks, but GOP opponents say his Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory war on fossil fuels is costing the economy far more than the estimated $447 billion price tag of his jobs proposal.

“The President of the United States wants to destroy American energy,” said Oklahoma GOP Sen. James Inhofe, the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Public Works Committee. “His intention is to kill fossil fuels, which we rely on for 99% of the energy in America.

“All of this killing of our energy supply is not by accident. It’s on purpose.”

September 23, 2011

Big Question: What Should Be Banned -- Asthma Inhalers or the EPA?

I vote for banning the EPA, which I think stands for Enemy of People Administration.

In evidence, Exhibit 291,476 (for more, please see the Weekly Standard report "Obama Administration Bans Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns"). 

June 08, 2011

Romney: "Humans Contribute" to Global Warming

"Mitt Romney, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2012, said he thinks the Earth is getting warmer and that some of the temperature increase is man-made," reports CNSNews.com.

September 02, 2010

Tree-Hugger Terrorizes Discovery Channel

"Environmental extremist James Lee was shot and killed by police Wednesday evening after a four-hour hostage standoff at the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Md.," writes Emily Miller at Human Events.

July 21, 2010

The Enviro-Seduction of the Church

How Green Is Your Idol? Or, as Joseph Farah writes at WorldNetDaily:

The lead on the Associated Press story was, "Where would Jesus drill?"

The story went on to explain how Christian leaders were going green -- decrying the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill, supporting "cleaner energy" and pushing the faithful to consume less.

Bottom line? Team Obama is attempting to seduce Christian leaders to do their anti-capitalist, environmentalist wacko, socialist bidding in the name of God.

That's right. Using the backdrop of the gulf oil disaster for "an interfaith prayer service and tour," the Sierra Club has called in longtime communist apologist Jim Wallis and Rabbi David N. Saperstein of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, both of whom serve on Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

"I take a backseat to no one as a conservationist, someone who recognizes God has given man an important job assignment to be good stewards over His creation," Farah says. "No discerning Christian would ever dispute that. However, God also is the author of private property and limited government -- two institutions that would be abolished if people like Wallis had their way.

"Because we are bombarded night and day by green propaganda that makes no distinction between good stewardship and tyranny in the guise of environmentalism, plenty of non-discerning Christians are falling prey to the false gospel being peddled by Wallis and the Sierra Club."

Farah concludes: "Where would Jesus drill? Jesus would drill into the hearts of people who live in a world of misplaced priorities. That's where Jesus would drill."

June 26, 2010

Little Penguins Incinerated

"Thirteen penguins burnt to death when a weed reduction operation on Montague Island bird sanctuary went wrong," reports the Sidney Morning Herald.

"Despite the death of the protected little penguins, the Environment Department initially called the burn-off a success."

June 24, 2010

1st Obama-BP-Gulf Oil Disaster Suicide?

A "Gulf boat captian shoots himself on deck after 'becoming upset over oil spill'," says the UK Daily Mail.

June 22, 2010

Joe Barton and the Betrayal of the Republicans

Deborah B. Sloan writes at American Thinker:  

There is no greater injustice than punishment of a man for doing something good, and no more loathsome cowardice than when those responsible for defending good sacrifice their cause to accommodate an uncompromising evil. But this type of betrayal is not uncommon for the Republican leadership, and it happened again last week in Congress.

Thursday's House committee hearings with BP CEO Tony Hayward consisted mostly of the empty political grandstanding one would expect from this type of proceedings, characterized by Mark Levin as Soviet-style show trials. 

There was an exception, however, when Representative Joe Barton spoke out against the Obama regime for extorting $20 billion from BP -- without due process -- to be distributed by an Obama appointee as compensation no only to Gulf residents harmed by the oil leak, but also those left unemployed by Obama's moratorium by fiat on all offshore drilling operations.

This was not to say that the Gulf residents shouldn't be compensated, but that the manner in which the funds were expropriated is reprehensible, and it is outrageous for the government to force a private corporation to finance a moratorium imposed by the president.

Update: See also, "Bless Joe Barton, Good-Bye GOP," published at The Pearcey Report.

June 16, 2010

Vitter: Obama Exploiting Oil Spill . . .

. . . "To push" his "liberal agenda." Upshot: "More pain to bear" by the people.

President Lied to the American People About Oil

"Blatantly False" -- Contrary to what the President of the United States said last night on TV from the Oval Office, in a nationwide address to the American people, "we are not running out of places to drill on land and in shallow water," writes Chad Stafko at American Thinker.

"In fact," Stafko continues, "It is due to the President's party of extreme environmentalists that BP had to drill some 40 miles from the coastline in deep waters to extract oil."

Talk, Talk, Talk: What Mr. President Barack Hussein Obama Said Last Night

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. More at "Talk Is Cheap."

June 08, 2010

Gore Pops Up in Manila

The green crusader used the near-death of his son in 1989 to help sell the notion that saving the environment will "save money." 

June 07, 2010

Waste of Time? Gulf Coast Churches Ask God to Stop Oil Flow

Wesleyans, Nazarenes, and Southern Baptists were among those who gathered Sunday for the "Oil Spill Day of Prayer." 

The biblical information encourages both human action and Godly action in bringing about substantial healing in a broken world. Both the creature and the Creator are respected.

Unlike atheistic materialism, the Biblical data avoid smashing man on the altar of the machine (be it cosmic or governmental). Human beings are respected and described for what we know ourselves to be: Significant. First causes. Choosing beings able to affect the course of history. The wonder of being created in the image of God. Yes, even the "sinner" is a level of being higher than that of complex, organic space junk coughed up by an impersonal universe, as materialism would seem to require. 

And yet humanity is not God. And therefore we are saved from having to destroy ourselves by giving into that old temptation to deify humanity and set ourselves on high -- as if we were the Creator. Because we then would destroy ourselves, having reached for what we cannot ever be in our finitude and createdness, stretching beyond ourselves to escape the wonder and goodness of who we truly are, in exhange for a false hope, a false promise, and a pie-in-the-sky secularism of an anthroprocentric  heaven on earth. Which no socialistic paradise that I have ever heard of has come close to fulfilling.

Will God act supernaturally to stop the flow or oil? Or will man act supernaturally as a first cause into the cosmic machine to restore balance in the sea and on the land? Whatever the particulars of this moment in history, the theme is everlasting: God and man, significant in work and community, co-working as Creator and creature together for goodness and justice unto the ends of the earth and in the depths of the sea. 

June 03, 2010

WPost Exposes Environmentalist Ties to British Petroleum

Green Groups Loving Black Gold: "British Petroleum's (BP) reputation has been marred by the April oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill which is still gushing more than 40 days later," writes Julia Seymour at Newsbusters.  

"But according to the Washington Post, the reputation of some left-wing environmental groups has also been polluted by the incident."

May 29, 2010

Beach Cleanup Workers Warned Before Obama Visit: Keep Quiet or Lose Your Jobs

At Newsmax:

Kneeling to pick up tar balls on an oil-fouled beach and listening to "heartbreaking stories" of loss, President Barack Obama personally confronted the spreading damage wrought by the crude gushing into the Gulf of Mexico -- and the bitter anger that's rising onshore. . . . 

Early in the morning in advance of the president's arrival, hundreds of workers clad in white jumpsuits and rubber gloves hit the beaches to dig oily debris from the sand and haul it off. Workers refused to say who hired them, telling a reporter they were told to keep quiet or lose their jobs.

May 27, 2010

"Top Kill" Succeeds in Blocking Oil Leak, Says Admiral

"Engineers have succeeded in stopping the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing BP well, the federal government's top oil spill commander, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Thursday morning," reports the LATimes.