Green Weenie Award

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 »

Green Weenie of the Century: The Global Climate Treaties

Featured image As I have mentioned before, the most satisfying thing about Trump withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord is not that he did it, but that he did it in a way that maximized the outrage from the climatistas and their media toadies. It was a dial-it-to-eleven reprise of the outrage of when President George W. Bush took us out of the Kyoto Protocol, which was the previous treaty that would »

Green Weenie of the Week: Organic Diets

Featured image One of the great frauds of our time is the promiscuous use of “organic” as another form of virtue-signalling, and also of out-of-control marketing. I doubt there is any serious evidence of health differences between people who eat a diet rich in “organic” produce versus people who consume equal amounts of supposedly “non-organic” produce. Where do people think supposedly “non-organic” carrots come from—a Starfleet replicator? Yes, I get the idea »

Green Weenie of the Week: Chelsea!

Featured image It’s been obvious for a while now that Chelsea Clinton is the Next Big Project of Clinton, Inc., but it doesn’t seem to be going so well. In this 30-second clip, the heiress apparent blathers incoherently about the “interconnectedness” of everything, especially how climate change and child marriage are somehow connected. And while she tells us we need to focus on these problems in their “interconnectedness,” we also need to »

Green Weenie of the Week: He’s Baaack!

Featured image I had thought that forever more Al Gore would be ineligible to win another of Power Line’s coveted Green Weenie Awards, since he already has lifetime achievement awards in weeniedom from the Academy of Motion Pictures and the Nobel Self-Congratulation Committee. But no—even Gore has found a way to snag another one. You may have heard that Gore is coming out soon with a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, and »

Green Weenie of the Week: Yoga Pants?

Featured image Is yoga ruining the planet? I doubt it, but if yoga comes in for some slagging from the Green Weenies I’m happy to play along. And not exactly yoga, but yoga pants! So says Heat Street: Yoga Pants, ‘Active Wear’ Are Destroying the Oceans Comfortable clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that’s increasingly ending up in the oceans and potentially contaminating seafood, according to Gulf Coast researchers launching »

Green Weenies, Forever

Featured image The Standing Rock/Dakota Access Pipeline protesters are becoming the Meryl Streep of leftist protests, winning multiple awards for Worst Performance in a So-Called Protest. We awarded them a coveted Power Line Green Weenie a couple weeks ago for leaving so much trash around that it had become an environmental threat to the very same river they claimed to be trying to protect. The story deepens.  Here’s the latest from The »

Green Weenie of the Week: Gina McCarthy

Featured image This week’s finalists for Power Line’s coveted Green Weenie Award include this forlorn protest yesterday at Berkeley against the Dakota Access Pipeline, staged despite about two inches of California’s permanent drought (because: climate change) coming down, and despite the fact that yesterday construction work restarted on the pipeline now that Trump is in charge: But the undisputed winner has to be former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy.  Even though she’s out »

Green Weenie of the Week: Standing Rock Blockheads

Featured image This news story from Reuters requires no commentary to explain why the pretentious protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline near Standing Rock deserve a coveted Power Line Green Weenie Award: Clean-up begins at Dakota pipeline protest camp Dump trucks and heavy machinery rolled into the protest camp near the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Monday, and crews began filling large dumpsters with garbage that has accumulated, much of »

Green Weenie of the Week: Eric Holthaus

Featured image Another week, another pile of Green Weenie Award prospects. But we have an early winner. Eric Holthaus, an environmental stenographer who calls himself a “reporter” (don’t worry—I’ve never heard of him either), posted up a 15-part Tweetstorm a few days ago about how depressed he is about climate change, which prompted him to seek therapy.   A sensible counselor might have suggested Holthaus find a better line of work. I »

Green Weenie of the Week: The Los Angeles Times

Featured image I know most of you have heard that climate change caused the civil war in Syria. Because of course if it was 10 degrees cooler or there were 10 more inches of rain a year, all of those tribes and Islamic factions would join hands and sing Kumbaya, or whetever that translates to in Arabic. All these centuries of fighting with each other were apparently just practice for the coming »

Green Weenie, Supplemental

Featured image I may have been too hasty awarding this week’s Green Weenie to the NRDC this morning. Because since that post, Trump has announced his intention to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. Pruitt is a totally awesome pic for the EPA. I had been hearing the names of a lot of Bush Administration retreads for EPA, which would have meant business as usual. How awesome is »