Green Weenie Award

Green Weenie of the Week: Jerry’s Kids, or Kerry’s Lids?

Featured image Competition for Power Line’s Green Weenie Award this week is the most intense it has ever been. This week the climatistas are holding a climate hootenanny in San Francisco call the “Global Climate Action Summit,” whose carbon footprint remains unstated as of the moment. And in the same week that Gov. Jerry Brown, the summit’s host, signed into law a King Canute-style bill requiring California to get 100 percent of »

Green Weenie Grilled, Served with Old Bay

Featured image Last week our coveted Green Weenie Award went to the silly critters at PETA for protesting crabs cakes. . . in Baltimore. Someone in Baltimore has settled the matter: Heh. Meanwhile, that same Green Weenie Award was also granted because of PETA’s efforts to liberate the animals on the boxes of Animal Crackers. Apparently the critters at Vox are jealous of PETA’s multiple Green Weenie Awards from Power Line, as »

Green Weenie of the Week: PETA. Again

Featured image I’ve been on airplanes most of the week, and several of the flights the internet was down completely, while on the others the internet “worked” with all the blazing speed and connectivity of 1995 dial-up. So I’ve been out of touch more or less. Anything happening this week? What did I miss?  Oh . . . Really? That happened? (It really helps to have the odd talent of being able »

Green Weenie of the Week: The DNC Reverses Itself

Featured image Back in June we awarded our coveted Green Weenie Award to the Democratic National Committee, which bravely announced that it would no longer accept campaign contributions from oil, gas, and coal companies, or their employees. The resolution for this move was offered by Christine Pelosi, daughter of You Know Who, who declared that “This is going to be the way that we ask people to make some clear choices, so voters »

Green Weenie Time

Featured image The ranks of Green Weenie Award contenders this week is longer than usual, but it looks like some of the greenies of Colorado will come out on top. Turns out that Starbucks, which can’t seem to do anything right these days, has put out a series of coffee mugs that have images depicting aspects of each of the 50 states. But woe unto their Colorado mug: it includes the images »

Green Weenie of the Week: New York Times

Featured image This one is a layup of course, but still you knew this was coming didn’t you: By now, it’s well known that their [the boys in the cave] predicament was caused by rising floodwaters in the cave. What is less known is that the pattern of precipitation that ensnared them is in keeping with broader changes to the region’s seasonal monsoon that researchers have attributed to climate change. Except that »

Green Weenie of the Week: “Petro-Masculinity”??

Featured image I know the leftist theory of “intersectionality” explains everything, but this article, from Millennium: Journal of International Studies, by professor Cara Daggett of Virginia Tech University, really takes the custom-baked cake: Petro-masculinity: Fossil Fuels and Authoritarian Desire Cara Daggett Abstract As the planet warms, new authoritarian movements in the West are embracing a toxic combination of climate denial, racism and misogyny. Rather than consider these resentments separately, this article interrogates »

Green Weenie of the Week: Al-Sha— Wait, Who?

Featured image I thought this had to be a headline from The Onion, but apparently this is an actual, real-life news story: The Somali terror group al-Shabaab, known for deadly attacks on thousands of people across east Africa, has banned plastic bags because of the threat they pose to the environment. Al-Shabaab’s radio station, Radio Andalus, broadcast news of the ban was announced on Sunday, saying discarded plastic bags “pose a serious threat to »

Green Weenie of the Week: Meatheads

Featured image You know how the leading edge of environmental scolding targets beef, because caw farts and water and alfalfa and something something. Lately there has ben considerable research, and early stage production, of artificial meat. (Winston Churchill predicted this, by the way, in his 1931 essay “Fifty Years Hence”: “Synthetic food will, of course, also be used in the future. Nor need the pleasures of the table be banished. That gloomy »

Green Weenie of the Week: The DNC

Featured image How totally brave of the Democratic National Committee: DNC Quietly Adopts Ban on Fossil Fuel Company Donations The Democratic National Committee voted over the weekend to ban donations from fossil fuel companies, HuffPost has learned. The resolution ― proposed by Christine Pelosi, a party activist and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter ― bars the organization from accepting contributions from corporate political action committees tied to the oil, gas and »

Green Weenie of the Week: Batteries!

Featured image In a recent debate with a Kommitted Klimatista, my interlocutor remarked proudly on a hotel he had invested in whose energy is completely supplied by solar power. Knowing that the sun actually goes down and stops supplying electrons, I asked the obvious question: “So, is the hotel disconnected from the grid?” You don’t need to guess what the answer was, and why the claim that any building is “100 percent »

Green Weenie of the Week: Madam Hillary

Featured image No sooner do I throw up my hands in despair of finding new and plausible winners of Power Line’s coveted Green Weenie Award (we don’t give these out to just anybody, you know: there’s a rigorous review committee) than we get an obvious winner: Madam Hillary herself. You know the old joke about how the liberal media would cover the end of the world: “World To End Tomorrow: Women and »

Green Wee. . . Oh Forget It, I Give Up

Featured image Back in the 1960s, when Ronald Reagan spotted a bedraggled hippie protester with the sign saying “Make love, not war,” the Gipper quipped that from the looks of them, they weren’t capable of doing much of either. Today I think he’d say this about the climatistas. Yesterday the New York Times reported on the latest intramural controversy among the climatistas: whether they should reproduce. Now personally I can think of no »

Green Weenie of the Week: Weather Disaster Forecasting

Featured image E&E News reports a significant step forward in climate change and weather event attribution today: Researchers can now blame warming for individual disasters Actually the story rambles on a long long time without ever delivering a specific breakthrough as implied in the headline. Instead you get mush like this: And as the science continues to mature, it may have ramifications for society. Legal experts suggest that attribution studies could play »

Green Weenie of the Week: The New York Times

Featured image A couple days ago I mentioned that I expected some nitwit at any moment to say that the California fires are proof of climate change, and I was not disappointed. But I did not expect the New York Times to step up and totally beclown itself in such spectacular fashion. Here’s the Times headline yesterday: In a Warming California, A Future of More Fires: The recent cycle of drought and deluge in »

Green Weenies All Around

Featured image So you know how environmentalists like to tell us endlessly to “reduce our carbon footprint” and such? And how you’ve long suspected that you don’t even have to be a Hollywood star (like Leo di Caprio) to be a hypocrite about it? Now we have science to prove the matter. Biological Conservation has an article just out that reports the results of a survey of consumption patterns of conservationists, economists, »

Green Weenie of the Week: Gilkisonism

Featured image Last week we noted in “Climate Shark Jumping” the musings of one John Gilkison at the website EV World, which is otherwise a site devoted to electricity technology innovations, but where Gilkison speculated on the death penalties to be handed out at the prospective climate criminal trials of 2029. The list of people to be executed included all of the usual suspects, including the Koch brothers naturally, even though Charles »