Green Weenie Award

Green Energy Failure of the Week

Featured image Anyone remember the radon scare of the late 1970s and early 1980s? One of the typically perverse outcomes of that era was the finding that insulating houses actually increased radon levels in homes because it reduced ventilation. Of course, as so often is the case, we later recognized that the radon hazard was way overblown—even the New York Times figured this out by the late 1980s. Another “I-told-you-so” moments for »

Green Weenie—Or Hot Ticket of the Month?

Featured image I have no idea just what to make of this EventBrite invitation. It is either brilliant satire, or another sign that the environmental mentality is truly beyond recovery. I fear the latter possibility. September 24, Thursday: The Multispecies Salon presents, Suburban Foraging: Acorn Mush, featuring a discussion with Kimberly Tallbear (University of Alberta), Linda Noel (Koyungkawi poet) & Henry Horn (Princeton University) and with Tom Boellstorff (UC Irvine) as a virtual guest. For »

Green Weenie of the Week: Green is the New Orange?

Featured image Since green weenies are more abundant than hydrocarbons these days we’ve upped our standards, and now only bestow our coveted award to truly extraordinary cases of green weeniedom. And this week we have a candidate for a Green Weenie Lifetime Achievement Award. The background is . . . oh never mind. Let’s just go straight to a new paper (PDF file) from the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at »

Green Weenie of the Month: The CBD

Featured image Finally got a shipment of fresh, fully-glutenated, animal-tested Green Weenie Awards from our Chinese manufacturer, and we’re behind on our award roster. But thanks to a tip from WattsUpWithThat, we have a clear winner already: The Center for Biological Diversity. They’re the folks who essentially run our endangered species policy. More on all that some other time. For now, they win our coveted Green Weenie Award for this press release »

Green Weenie Update: The Battle in Seattle

Featured image John reported here the other day about the outrage among climatistas that the Obama Administration has approved Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean offshore in Alaska, and back in March I gave the city of Seattle one of our coveted Green Weenie Awards for its protests against having Shell’s offshore drilling platforms docked and serviced in Seattle’s harbor. Earlier this week the Seattle Port »

Green Weenie of the Week Needs “Corrections”

Featured image I know it’s only the first day of the month—and April Fools’ Day (which was probably intended with goofy environmentalists in mind)—but despite stiff competition we can award a coveted Green Weenie Award already. There’s stiff competition, though. The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katherine Jefferts Schori, has issued the pronouncement that ignoring climate change is a sin. Yes, come to think of it, I never hear anything about »

Green Weenie of the Month: Seattle

Featured image If you never needed confirmation that environmentalism is more about moral preening and self-congratulation than it is about the environment, look no further than Seattle. The New York Times reports today that Seattle is up in arms about a plan by Royal Dutch Shell to bring two offshore oil drilling rigs into Seattle harbor. Now I can certainly sympathize with Seattleites who don’t want to see oil drilling going on »

(Frozen) Green Weenie of the Week

Featured image With a new polar vortex putting the northeast under a deep freeze again (it is something like -10 degrees here in Syracuse where I am at present), the cause of college fossil fuel divestment is suffering a bit of a setback.  Yale activists have had to postpone (indefinitely) their divestment rally today because of the cold: With the first-ever Global Divestment Day scheduled for this weekend, Fossil Free Yale looks »

Green Weenie of the Year: Andrew Cuomo

Featured image There is fierce competition for Power Line’s coveted Green Weenie of the Year Award. Up until just a few days ago I’d have said that the Westboro Environmentalists (better known by their trade name “Greenpeace”) had our annual supreme Weenie award locked up for their appalling stunt in Peru earlier this month, where the Westboro Environmental narcissists defaced a millennia-old Inca archeological site. There’s been some late entries in the »

The Harmonic Convergence of Al Gore and Al Sharpton?

Featured image I’m afraid we may have to retire Power Line’s coveted Green Weenie Award. Because after this one, it is unlikely that anyone else could ever measure up. Unless we’re being punked by The Nation, but . . . yeah, if The Nation actually had a sense of satire or real humor, it would indeed be the very first time. What do the events of Ferguson, Missouri, have to do with »

Greenpeace Snags Another Green Weenie

Featured image We’ve commented here several times before (here, here, and here, for a start) about the thuggish activities of Greenpeace, whom I once suggested deserved to be considered the John Birch Society of environmentalism, except that the John Birch Society broke no laws and committed no vandalism.  So the best comparison is probably to the Weather Underground, though I’m tempted to rename Power Line’s coveted Green Weenie Award as the Greenpeace »

Green Weenies All Around

Featured image You can’t make this stuff up. From the AP: Lima Climate Talks Set for Record Carbon Footprint The Lima conference is expected to have the biggest carbon footprint of any U.N. climate meeting measured to date. At more than 50,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the negotiations’ burden on global warming will be about 1 1/2 times the norm, said Jorge Alvarez, project coordinator for the U.N. Development Program. The »

He’s Baaack! Al Gore Wins Another Green Weenie

Featured image We take time out from the Left’s meltdown over campus rape hysteria, the implosion of The New Republic, and the implosion of the “new Democratic majority” (copyright 2008), to take brief note of . . . Al Gore. Remember him? Gore actually managed to get himself quoted in an obscure news story the other day expressing his sympathy and deep concern for investors in fossil fuels: Former U.S. Vice President »

Green Weenie of the Week: Germany’s Energiewende Uber Alles

Featured image Germany is as monomaniacal about its green energy nonsense as it has been about every other fanaticism that has overtaken its senses in the past. The good folks at the NoTricksZone bring to our attention the German effort to encourage people to turn out the lights when having sex so as to . . . save electricity: Germany’s Ministry of Environment headed by socialist Barbara Hendricks has produced a series »

When Political Correctness Collides With Itself

Featured image Sooner or later—usually sooner—the Left’s various politically correct enthusiasms collide with each other. The latest concerns pink breast cancer awareness totems. The Baker-Hughes oil drilling company is using pink drill bits in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure folks: This is the second year Baker Hughes has given its traditional black and gold drill bits a makeover in October. Last year, the company painted 500. It’s »

Green Weenies for Third Graders?

Featured image Can we award one of our coveted Green Weenies to a bunch of third graders, or would that be bullying? We really do try to restrain ourselves from beating up on the Climatistas every day, because they just make it so easy with their relentless hysteria and McCarthyite antics. But when the Climatistas reach a whole new level of absurdity, we just can’t let it pass. There’s a brand new »

Green(peace) Weenie of the Week

Featured image We’ve noted before that Greenpeace is really bad at currency trading, and financial management in general, as well as being complete hypocrites.  (See below for a fresh example of Greenpeace hypocrisy.)  Add to this our notices lately of how environmentalists waste lots of their cash hoard on expensive ad agencies who produce messages that only Man Men could love. Like these “music” videos about how we need to use green »