Green Weenie Award

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 »

Green Weenie Updates

Featured image So we’ve now come to the point where people are asking, “Are you now or have you ever been. . .” A couple weeks back we noted here that a number of the world’s top PR and ad agencies had bravely—no, make that courageously!—announced that they would not take on any “climate deniers” as clients, which, as I suggested, is a great favor to the Heartland Institute and other skeptic »

An Epic Green Weenie for “Speciesism”

Featured image Hat tip to Claire Berlinski over on Ricochet, who brings our attention to an incredible story out of Britain about how a radio show about gardening is filled with . . . racism.  From the Daily Mail: Gardeners’ Question Time? It’s so racist: Sociologist rails at references to ‘non-native’ plants With its amiable discussions on greenfly and compost, it may seem as innocuous as a radio show could be. So »

The Week’s Climate Embarrassment

Featured image Tough competition for the most egregious embarrassment of the week for the Climatistas.  But you can add one more thing to The Warmlist’s 883 items caused by global warming climate change: the rise of ISIS in Iraq.  So says Slate.com: Could there be a connection between climate change and the emerging conflict in Iraq? The short answer is a qualified yes . . . You know, I’m really not interested »

I’d Rather Get Advice from Pat Paulson

Featured image Henry “Hank” Paulson, President Bush’s hapless treasury secretary who undoubtedly made the panic of 2008 worse by his own public flop sweat over the collapse of Lehman Brothers (he had been known at Goldman Sachs more as a pure salesman than as an analyst or nitty-gritty dealmaker), takes to the pages of the New York Times today to draw parallels between the panic and crisis of 2008 and . . »

Green Weenie of the Week: Back to Nature Indeed

Featured image Power Line’s Green Weenie Award Committee has been on sabbatical for much of this academic year, but emergency meetings can be convened for extraordinary circumstances.  And one of those circumstances arises today with the New York Times Magazine feature, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It . . . And He Feels Fine.” The feature explores the world and worldview of Paul Kingsnorth, a Brit who represents »

McKibben Tries to Get His Green Weenie Revoked

Featured image Bill McKibben is a perfect illustration of Churchill’s definition of a fanatic: Someone who can’t change their mind, and won’t change the subject.  He’s become such a bore about climate change, and the Keystone pipeline, that it’s usually a waste of time following him, let alone responding to him.  Besides, by openly embracing environmental Manicheanism—saying that the cause of fighting climate change needs an enemy to demonize (I guess he »

Green Weenie of the Week: Sen. Whitehouse’s Latest Self-Dealing Scam

Featured image It’s been quite a while since I worked off of Eric Hoffer’s famous axiom that “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”   Environmentalism entered the racketeering stage a long time ago, but fresh examples of brazen corruption still arrest your attention. Like Rhode Island Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s latest attempt at self-dealing.  As mentioned here once before, Whitehouse takes to the »

Green Weenie of the Week: Bob Geldof

Featured image I nearly retired Power Line’s coveted Green Weenie Award a while back when the selection committee ruled that Al Gore and his epigones were no longer eligible to win repeat Weenies, and all the pale imitators were deemed unworthy of the award.  But sometimes somebody really steps up and makes it worthy of calling up the factory to order up a new Weenie.  Behold legendary music producer and entertainment impresario »

Green Weenie of the Week: The Weather

Featured image Okay, by now we’ve done to death all of the things caused by climate change (the Warmlist is up to 883 items now), but the newest claim is that global warming will increase the violent crime rate.  From the Beeb: Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests.  US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a »