Climate

The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition revisited

Featured image The time may have come around again for what was once billed as “the car of the future” by the gentleman who travels under the nom de guerre Iowahawk. In the video below Iowahawk touts the virtues of the 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition. He seems to have drawn inspiration from automobiles manufactured under the eyes of the efficiency experts in the Communist paradises of old. The video dates »

Ted Cruz crushes bizarre attack on Paris withdrawal

Featured image It is beyond my power of discernment to identify the most over-the-top comment criticizing President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. But this tweet by a Harvard professor named Joyce Chaplin is surely a contender: The USA, created by int’l community in Treaty of Paris in 1783, betrays int’l community by withdrawing from #parisclimateagreement today. Chaplin teaches American Studies. Yet, she appears not to know how »

Proof that Trump Is Right About Paris

Featured image President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate accord because our participation would have done nothing for the environment, but would have damaged America’s economy. Steve and Paul have already explained why Trump is right about Paris’s impact on the climate. From Germany comes conclusive evidence that pulling out of the agreement will help our economy: Germany’s powerful car industry said Europe would need to reassess its environmental standards to remain »

Pelosi Goes Full Theocrat

Featured image By invoking Pope Francis on climate change, Nancy Pelosi unwittingly confirms that the climate mania is indeed a matter of religious fanaticism, especially since she exhibits medieval ignorance about the subject by confusing greenhouse gases with “the air we breathe.” Or maybe the sainted Ms. Pelosi doesn’t exhale poisonous carbon dioxide with every breath? However crude and boorish Trump may seem at times, it becomes clear why he won when »

Post “fact-checkers” swing and miss at Trump’s Paris accord speech

Featured image By now, most people understand that “fact-checkers” for organs like the Washington Post are just liberals trying to package their talking points under a byline they hope will bolster their waning credibility. That’s certainly the case with this Washington Post “fact check” (by Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee) of President Trump’s explanation for withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. This howler appears in the second paragraph: Trump also »

Let The Hysteria Begin!

Featured image I know what you’re thinking. How can the climatistas be any more hysterical than they already are? Is it even possible to turn it up past 11? In any case, here are a few early returns, which I’ll update as the day unfolds. (That was a great speech, by the way: “I was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris.”) Hear, hear! For now, this first one is the winner (although »

Paris was yesterday

Featured image It’s official. President Trump is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris agreement. Here’s the story in the Washington Post. You can almost see tears being shed by reporters Philip Rucker and Chris Mooney. The White House’s written statement to reporters says: The Paris Accord is a BAD deal for Americans, and the President’s action today is keeping his campaign promise to put American workers first. The Accord was negotiated »

Why the Paris Accord Doesn’t Matter—and Does

Featured image Word is that President Trump will announce his decision on whether the U.S. will remain in the Paris Climate Accord at 3 pm eastern time today. It is rumored that he will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Accord, probably by invoking its own clause allowing for withdrawal on a four-year timeline, but that the U.S. will remain a full participant in the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, which »

Europe’s Climate Delusion

Featured image President Trump says he hasn’t made up his mind on withdrawing from the UN’s Paris climate agreement. Let’s hope he isn’t vacillating, as this should be one of his easiest decisions. Reports that Trump is planning on withdrawing have the Europeans in a tizzy: The European Commission president on Wednesday said that it was the “duty of Europe” to stand up to the U.S. if President Donald Trump decides to »

We won’t always have Paris

Featured image President Trump has decided to withdraw the United State from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Politico asserts that the move “is certain to infuriate America’s allies across the globe and could destabilize the 2015 accord.” America’s allies, however, won’t be as infuriated as America’s mainstream media, though withdrawal will undoubtedly constitute another count in the Democrats’ list of high crimes and misdemeanors supporting Trump’s impeachment. Politico helpfully explains: The »

This Week in Trump

Featured image Normally I don’t traffic in the typical media thumb-sucking about what’s immediately ahead for the President, or other unctuous, subjunctive commands about what the President “must do” if he is going to advance. But I make an exception now because I have a sense that Trump might make some big moves this week following on his highly successful and consequential first foreign trip. How do I know it was a »

Dilbert on Climate “Science”

Featured image Today’s Dilbert cartoon sums up contemporary climate “science” very well. Click to enlarge: Does the climate scientist in the cartoon remind you of anyone? Yeah. Here is a photo of the notorious Michael Mann: Maybe Mann will add Scott Adams to his long-running lawsuit against Mark Steyn et al. »

Sulzberger’s apology

Featured image At Politico, Hadas Gold reports that New York Times publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. is making a personal appeal to subscribers who canceled because Bret Stephens transgressed some tenet of the religion of “climate change” (f/k/a “global warming”) in his debut as a Times columnist. Say it ain’t so, Pinch! Sulzberger’s apology reiterates the adherence of the Times’s to every jot and tittle of the faith as well as the »

Is Global Warming a Myth?

Featured image For a long time, I have been skeptical of the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming theory, which I think is utterly refuted by the evidence. But I have been willing to assume that in recent decades, the Earth has in fact gotten slightly warmer, consistent with the natural fluctuations that have been going on for millions of years. At Watts Up With That, Dr. Fred Singer suggests that this assumption may »

Barack Obama: Climate Denier

Featured image Further to my item here yesterday about how the term “climate denier” is extended to everyone who dissents even the slightest bit from narrow climatista orthodoxy, Barack Obama clearly didn’t get the memo, for yesterday in Italy he let fly with this: “Ninety-nine percent* of scientists who study climate change carefully . . . will tell you that it is indisputable that the planet is getting warmer and the only »

Peak Climatista?

Featured image It is hard to judge just which is the greatest blunder/offense of the climatistas. You might go with “carbon pollution,” which is exceedingly stupid as most everyone with a high school education knows that humans exhale carbon dioxide (about 800 pounds per year per capita) and further that carbon dioxide is plant food. It is one thing to point out that carbon dioxide is an atmospheric warming agent (though is »

What You Need to Know About Climate, In One Chart

Featured image From Andy May at Watts Up With That, a chart that contains an enormous amount of information relevant to the climate debate. It shows global temperature as inferred from proxies (tree rings and the like), carbon dioxide and methane concentrations, and temperatures as predicted by the alarmists’ models for the Holocene epoch, the time since the end of the last Ice Age. May comments: In the figure below (source Javier, »