Krauthammer: Killing Coal is a ‘Losing Proposition For The Country and For Democrats’ (Video)

Climate change may be very low on the list of issues that are important to most Americans, but to Sec. of State John Kerry (who served in Vietnam),  it is “among the world’s biggest problems”,  “as big a threat as terrorism, poverty, WMDs”, and  ‘Perhaps The World’s Most Fearsome Weapon Of Mass Destruction.’ 

Lurch was in Indonesia Monday, warning the impoverished Indonesian citizens that climate change could threaten their “entire way of life” as he pushed for the world to do more to stop global warming.

On Monday night’s Special Report, the panel talked about the Regime’s latest Global Warming fear-mongering and the political implications of Obama’s  economy crushing green policies.

Krauthammer disputed the idea that Climate Change is “settled science” and correctly called the ideology behind it, a matter of theology to the left. The panel agreed that the Regime’s big climate change push was a risky proposition for Democrats.

Dr. K. concluded, “killing coal is not going to help Democrats in Kentucky. So this is a losing proposition for the country, and Democrats.”



For those who lack a rooting interest in the United States, American foreign policy has become a joke. We are fools who appear to lack the most elementary ability to distinguish friend from enemy. Functionally speaking, we’ve gone over to the other side — “the other side” being the side of our enemies. Those who wish us ill — both at home and abroad — have a friend in John Kerry, speaking yesterday in Jakarta.

The Year of Living Dangerously was set in Jakarta, was it not? That works too. From the detached point of view, however, we’re living comically in the Age of Obama.

Powerline: KERRY ON, DUDE:

I see Scott has already commented on this story, but here’s my 2 cents worth, too:

Let’s see if I’ve got this straight: Secretary of State John Kerry, owner of five multi-million dollar mansions along with a luxury yacht, has seen fit to lecture Indonesians (average income in 2012: $3,420) about why global warming climate change is “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”


We are ganging up on John Kerry this morning. Here’s the thing–Kerry has a number of problems, but the most basic is that he isn’t very bright. He doesn’t have a high enough IQ for difficult work. As a senator, he hid his incapacity by ignoring virtually all of his job duties. As Secretary of State, his ineptitude–one might say shocking ineptitude, if this were not the Obama administration–is being exposed.

An Attempt At Climate Change Humor


In the mood for some climate change humor? Let me dazzle you with my brilliant wit:

Dallas — A so-called heat wave caused hundreds of injuries across the Midwest last August, as people who said “it’s global warming!” and similar comments were punched in the face.

Authorities in several states said that residents who had made ignorant comments erroneously citing the brutally hot temperatures as proof of anthropogenic climate change, were reporting a sharp increase in injuries to the face and head regions.

In an emergency room in Toledo, Harland Dorrinson, forty-one, was waiting to be treated for bruising to the facial area after he made a crack about how the scorching temperatures meant that “man-made global warming is for realz, you guys!”

“I’d just finished saying it and boom, out of nowhere someone punched me in the face,” he said. “This heat wave is really dangerous.”

The meteorology professor Davis Logsdon from the University of Minnesota, issued a safety warning to residents of the states hammered by the historic high temperatures: “If you are living within the range of the heat wave and you have something idiotic to say about climate change, do not leave your house.”

Thank you, thank you very much… Funny stuff, eh? Are your sides aching?  I’ll be here all week. Be sure to tip your waitress…


MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—The so-called polar vortex caused hundreds of injuries across the Midwest today, as people who said “so much for global warming” and similar comments were punched in the face.

Authorities in several states said that residents who had made ignorant comments erroneously citing the brutally cold temperatures as proof that climate change did not exist were reporting a sharp increase in injuries to the face and head regions.




Weasel Zippers: MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Tries To Blame Record Cold Temps On Global Warming…

The Daily Caller: Rush Limbaugh: ‘Polar vortex’ fabricated by media to pin cold weather on global warming

John Hayward: Global warming and the polar vortex

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Krauthammer: The Idea That Climate Science Is A closed Issue Is ‘Incredibly Unscientific and Arrogant’ (Video)

On Friday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer was asked to comment on a widely reported anecdote about Interior Secretary Sally Jewell:

In an agency-wide address to employees Aug. 1, (Interior Secretary Sally) Jewell took the unusual step of suggesting that no one working for her should challenge the idea that human activity is driving recent warming. “I hope there are no climate-change deniers in the Department of Interior,” she said.

Krauthammer said that he didn’t consider the her attitude to be necessarily  totalitarian – just “shockingly arrogant and anti-scientific.”

The idea that science is closed, that science is settled and that anybody who brings evidence or questions is somehow a flat-earther is appalling.

Freeman Dyson, who is one of the great physicists of our time, he’s a climate skeptic, he has more IQ in his pinky than the entire political echelon of the EPA put together, and they are saying this man is a scientific illiterate? The entire idea of science is that you are open to contrary evidence, it is the definition of a scientific theory. And particularly, climate science which is young, it’s new, built on all kinds of assumptions, and data which contradicts each other — the idea that it is a closed issue is incredibly unscientific and arrogant and that these bureaucrats and political hacks are decreeing this, I think is scandalous.

True enough. But had Dr. K seen this  story today, he might not have waved away the suggestion that the EPA is yet another manifestation of the Regime’s totalitarianism.

Via Washington Times:

EPA chief Gina McCarthy said Wednesday that the Obama administration is finished waiting for Congress to act on climate change and plans to bypass the legislative branch in developing a federal response.

Ms. McCarthy, who was confirmed last month as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, cited President Obama’s June 25 speech at Georgetown University, in which he unveiled his Climate Action Plan and vowed to make combatting climate change a priority of his second term.

Mr. Obama gave “what I really think is a most remarkable speech by a president of the United States,” said Ms. McCarthy in remarks at the University of Colorado Boulder.

“Essentially, he said that it is time to act,” she said. “And he said he wasn’t going to wait for Congress, but that he had administrative authorities and that it was time to start utilizing those more effectively and in a more concerted way.”

Sounds pretty totalitarian to me.


Earth Day 2012 Fizzles — Badly

In what should be seen as a hopeful sign that global warming/climate change hysteria in the United States has finally, mercifully, all but petered out, none but the most die hard Gaia- worshippers convened on the National Mall, Sunday, for the big Earth Day festivities.  Organizers reportedly had expected “tens of thousands”, but in reality the event attracted only – tens.

Newsbusters reported:

Monday’s Washington Post gave the badly-attended Earth Day rally on Sunday a whitewash on the front page of the Metro section. “Earth Day stands up to the rain,” was the headline, as reporter Tara Bahrampour said rain “didn’t stop the die-hards.” Online, the headline was funnier: “Rains don’t water down Earth Day enthusiasm.” The Post offered no attempts at a numerical estimate.

But at, ‘DC Green Business Examiner” Douglas Canter was more straightforward: “Earth Day Networks, which sponsored the event, expected tens of thousands of people. By midafternoon, about 40 people, including [Frisbee-throwers] Nick, Antonio, and a CNN crew, hovered near the stage awaiting the remainder of a long list of scheduled speakers and bands, including the Reverend Jesse Jackson and R&B singer Ledisi.”

He added: “About 50 yards away, several hundred people walked on the muddy grass and stopped under about 20 partially covered exhibits. Many were operated by companies that promoted their products.”

So let’s review: Earth Day organizers expected “tens of thousands” and drew 40. It received a large color photo (mother with child, avoid the “crowd” shot) and a front-page Metro story. In January, the March for Life turned out tens of thousands and it received two large color photos (one of an opponent) — one of and a front-page Metro story (and avoided a crowd shot). Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton nudged this quote from Post local editor Vernon Loeb: “In retrospect I wish we had given readers a better sense of the overall magnitude of the march. . .it was far larger than 17,000.”

Actually,  it was nearly 500,000.

The March for Life is always massive – and it’s always massively ignored by the MSM.

As Newsbusters reported, CNN barely Covered the March for Life, but hyped the much smaller Earth Day rally…

CNN prides itself on being a serious news network, but it submitted itself to being a simple megaphone for the Earth Day organizers. Correspondent Josh Levs admitted as much after airing a YouTube video that laid out the goals for the Earth Day movement.

“We have really stunning images to help you understand the extent to which the world has changed. So we want you all to know all about this. The kinds of things that they’re calling for on Earth Day, the kinds of things that are going on out there, and what the events are,” said Levs, who also directed the audience to links about the day on Facebook and Twitter.

One of the goals laid out by the movement, that CNN relayed to its cable news audience, was “trying to build a green economy and getting more green policies up there.” Such a goal could be considered a political agenda, but CNN had no problem carrying water for the movement.

“Earth Day 2012 activists want to pressure world leaders to address pressing issues like endangered wildlife, Arctic melting and air pollution,” noted anchor Don Lemon later on during the 6 p.m. hour.

Even with nodding approval and encouragement from the MSM, Earth Day Failed abysmally.

You get the full gist of how badly it failed from the Green-friendly blog, Freetaste: Celebrating Earth Day 2012 in Washington D.C. (photos) where you can view pic after pic of tens ones of people “mobilizing” to “save the earth” by building a “green economy”, etc. etc…

Always popular with environmental types, Captain Planet would have been a “crowd pleaser” if there had been a crowd.

Tents were set up but hardly anyone  was around to check out the Green wares inside.

“The wet weather may have discouraged people to attend,” the blogger speculates.

“A band performs despite the small turn out of audience at the National Mall,” he reports.

“Earth Day celebrants braved the cold and wet weather.”

Okay, ENOUGH. It’s APRIL. How cold can it be? If Pro-lifers can get hundreds of thousands year after year in January, what does it tell you about the excitement and dedication of enviros to their cause, that hardly anyone showed up for what was supposed to be a massive rally, because of a little rain. “April showers” are not wholly unexpected events, you know.

One Saturday, last April, in fact, I had the opportunity to tour DC with my oldest daughter, and guess what – it was raining cats and dogs for the whole day. Did that stop us? No, it did not. We just put on our rain coats and toured the Capitol in the rain – and had fun doing it.

Feb of ’09 saw the birth of a new conservative, grass roots movement in US politics – the Tea Party. It was in its infancy all across America.

In Kansas City, we held our very first tea party in a snow storm. The weather could not have been worse – really. And because we were conservatives, we’d never protested anything in our lives… but we believed in what we were doing.

I’ll never forget this grim faced girl:

History has proven us to be right. The Dems’ massive Stimulus did nothing to improve the economy, Obama’s spending on one boondoggle after another has been a disaster for this country. His “investments” in green energy  have been particularly egregious.

With  increasing numbers of people finally becoming aware of the Malthusian and Socialistic  nature of Climate Change fraud, coupled with Obama’s  massive Green Energy failures (at taxpayer expense),  it’s no wonder even Greenies allowed the rain to give them an excuse not to participate in Earth Day, this year.

Linked by Doug Ross and Maggie’s Farm, thanks!


Video: “If I Wanted America To Fail”

In honor of Earth Day, via Free Market America:

The environmental agenda has been infected by extremism—it’s become an economic suicide pact.

Powerful stuff.


The Objective Standard Blog: On April 22, Celebrate Exploit-the-Earth Day:

ALEC: EPA’s Regulatory Train Wreck


Video: Piers Corbyn: Global Warming “Delusional Nonsense” Lobby About To Collapse

The Canadian government announced on Monday that it was formally withdrawing from the Kyoto protocol on climate change, a move it had telegraphed for weeks.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent made the announcement, just hours after returning from United Nations-sponsored climate-change talks in Durban, South Africa. At that meeting, delegates from almost 200 countries agreed to draft a new global emissions treaty by 2015.

Even before heading to Durban, the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper had said Canada would not make a second commitment to the Kyoto treaty, under which the former Liberal government in 1997 pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 6% below 1990 levels. Kent said the Kyoto pact was a relic of the past, and was futile in combating climate change because it didn’t incorporate the three major emitting countries of China, India and the U.S.

“It is now clear that Kyoto is not the path forward for a global solution to climate change. If anything, it is an impediment,” Kent told reporters at a media conference in front of the Canadian legislature. “This decision formalizes what we have said–that we would not implement the Kyoto protocol.”

Meteorologist, astrophysicist, consultant, and owner of the business Weather Action, Piers Corbyn, was interviewed on Russia TV, and said he hoped that Canada’s move would herald the complete collapse of the global warming lobby, calling it “delusional nonsense founded on fraud”:

Canada’s Environment  Minister noted he wouldn’t “be surprised” if other countries follow in Canada’s footsteps in pulling from Kyoto.


Weekly Standard: Climategate (Part II):

Before anyone had time to get very far into this vast archive, the climate campaigners were ready with their critical review: Nothing worth seeing here. Out of context! Cherry picking! “This is just trivia, it’s a diversion,” climate researcher Joel Smith told Politico. On the other side, Anthony Watts, proprietor of the invaluable skeptic website, had the kind of memorable line fit for a movie poster. With a hat tip to the famous Seinfeld episode, Watts wrote: “They’re real, and they’re spectacular!” An extended review of this massive new cache will take months and could easily require a book-length treatment. But reading even a few dozen of the newly leaked emails makes clear that Watts and other longtime critics of the climate cabal are going to be vindicated.

How inconvenient.


Awesome: CFACT Parachutes For Truth at Durbin Climate Conference With Climategate II Banners (video)

CFACT (the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow) is an organization that was created in 1985 to promote a positive voice on environment and development issues.

Its co-founders, David Rothbard and Craig Rucker, believed very strongly that the power of the market combined with the applications of safe technologies could offer humanity practical solutions to many of the world’s pressing concerns. A number of leading scientists, academics, and policy leaders would also agree with them and soon joined their effort, along with thousands of citizens from around the country.

Today, this Washington DC-based group is a highly respected organization and its voice can be heard relentlessly infusing the environmental debate with a balanced perspective on environmental stewardship.  With an influential and impressive scientific advisory board, aggressive collegiate program, CFACT Europe, United Nations representation,  Adopt-A-Village project, Global Social Responsibility program, and “Just the Facts” national radio commentary, CFACT has and continues to offer genuine positive solutions to today’s global challenges.

The organization has been termed “invaluable” by the Arizona Republic, it has been lauded for its “effort to bring sound science to the environmental debate” by a former president of the National Academy of Sciences, and has been praised by a respected Boston Globe columnist for “a record of supplying absolutely solid information.”

They garnered widespread media attention at the UN climate change conference after parachuting the truth about Climategate 2.0 onto a Durban beach. 

CFACT held a press conference with Senator Inhofe and released Climate Depot’s new “A-Z Climate Reality Check” special report.

Via Gateway Pundit


Video: Obama Throws Some Global Warming Alarmism In His UN Speech

The President felt the need to push global warming alarmism in his speech  to the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 21.

. . .To preserve our planet, we must not put off the action that a changing climate demands. We must tap the power of science to save those resources that are scarce. Together, we must continue our work to build on the progress made in Copenhagen and Cancun, so that all of the major economies here today follow through on the commitments that were made. Together, we must work to transform the energy that powers are economies, and support others as they move down that path. That is what our commitment to the next generation demands.

Video via The Blaze:


Watts Up With That: Climate Craziness of the Week – have we had our fill yet?

From Reuters:  The sky will soon be full, view it while you can.

“At present emissions levels, in less than 20 years the sky would effectively be full”

Analysis: Extreme steps needed to meet climate target

At present emissions levels, in less than 20 years the sky would effectively be full, meaning every extra tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted would have to be removed to stay within safer climate limits, one lead author says.

They REALLY think we’re stupid.


Video: Glenn Beck Show Flames Al Gore For Civil Rights/Global Warming Comparison

Glenn Beck’s sidekick, Pat Gray,  alternated between a high pitched Sam Kinison screech, and a slow, condescending Al Gore drawl, to lambast Goracle for comparing Climate Change skeptics to racists.

It’s relentless, unforgiving, and hilarious — Al Gore so deserves this.

Will Al Gore and his warmist friends ever go away? The wheels have come off the global warming scam. The jig is up.

They’re just embarrassing themselves, now.


Breitbart TV: Major Garrett Lays into Al Gore and Global Warming Hysterics

In a candid and revealing interview with Dennis Miller, National Journal’s Major Garrett recalls the imperious, arrogant and condescending bearing of Al Gore as a Senator. Garrett believes that his recent statements comparing global warming skeptics to racists are a reflection of that same attitude.


Weasel Zippers: House Republicans Seek To Cut All U.S. Funding For U.N. Climate Change Agencies…-

WASHINGTON —House Republicans are applying a search and destroy tactic to international funding for global warming this budget season. It goes like this: Ax any line items with the words “climate change.”

Their primary targets are a pair of crucial United Nations initiatives designed to slow warming worldwide and educate policymakers about the evolving science of climate change.

We’ll see how far this goes. They also attempted to defund the Obama’s Czars in their $38 billion budget cuts bill, last April, but Obama prevented it in a signing statement, (which he had previously promised he’d never do.)


Faced With Widespread skepticism, Warmists Hit Panic Button

Read Gabriel Malor’s excellent take-down of this latest nonsense at AoSHQ: Newsweek’s Global Warming Fearmongering Isn’t Science, It’s Science-Fiction

That is Newsweek’s latest cover and it comes with a hysterical fantasy from the so-called science editor. The article is one of those piece of media paranoia that is so wrong it is hard to know where to start. Since I haven’t got time to fisk the whole piece, here are five obvious errors.

Read it all. Basically, you have to be nearly brain-dead to fall for Sharon Begley’s fear-mongering.

The New Eugenics

Wanna take a stab at what the eugenics movement has shape-shifted into?

James Delingpole unabashedly spells it out in his latest post at The Telegraph:

As I note in my really-quite-soon-to-be-published book Watermelons, the values of the eugenics movement and of the modern green movement are closely connected.

Here, for example, is a popular 50s environmentalist called Harrison Brown in a book called The Challenge of Man’s Future (1954), discussing how to make the human species healthier:

“Thus we could sterilize or in other ways discourage the mating of the feeble-minded. We could go further and systematically attempt to prune from society, by prohibiting them from breeding, persons suffering from serious inheritable forms of physical defects, such as congenital deafness, dumbness, blindness, or absence of limbs.”

Brown, you’ll have gathered, was a keen eugenicist. Well, fine: so were lots of people back then, despite the setback their junk-science philosophy experienced with the end of Nazi Germany. But the point about Brown is that he was not just some ordinary bloke of no consequence: he was and is revered by many in the modern green movement as a key philosophical guru.

Among his biggest admirers is John Holdren, the green activist who is now President Obama’s Director of the White House Office of Science And Technology Policy, aka his Science Czar.

In 1986, Holdren edited and co-wrote an homage entitled Earth and the Human Future: Essays In Honor of Harrison Brown, in which he claimed:

“Thirty years after Harrison Brown elaborated these positions, it remains difficult to improve on them as a coherent depiction of the perils and challenges we face. Brown’s accomplishment in writing The Challenge of Man’s Future, of course, was not simply the construction of this sweeping schema for understanding the human predicament; more remarkable was (and is) the combination of logic, thoroughness, clarity, and force with which he marshalled data and argumentation on every element of the problem and on their interconnections. It is a book, in short, that should have reshaped permanently the perceptions of all serious analysts….”

As the author of this damning essay on the subject notes, as recently as 2007 Holdren was reiterating his admiration for Harrison Brown’s noxious views.

I’ve always thought it noteworthy, that so many of the same folks who were on   “the population bomb” bandwagon, are on board the global warming bandwagon, as well. I think they’re still motivated by their Malthusian outlook, but have decided to take a different tact to stem the human tide, using climate alarmism as their pretext.

Holdren, let it not be forgotten, is also the author of this chilling paragraph, from a book he wrote in 1973 with fellow neo-Malthusian doom-mongers Anne Ehrlich and Paul Ehrlich, called Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions:

“A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States. . . . Resources and energy must be diverted from frivolous and wasteful uses in overdeveloped countries to filling the genuine needs of underdeveloped countries. This effort must be largely political”

I came to the same conclusion Delingpole did, after researching the powerful forces behind climate alarmism:

Noted Gazillionaire Calls For Global One Child Policy To Save Gaia

The Nefarious Left-wing Cabal Behind Climate Research (UPDATED)

The Club Of Rome:A Major Force Behind Global Warming Alarmism And its Push For A New World Order

Soros Behind Massive Eco-Redistribution Scheme in Copenhagen

Hat tip: Brian B.

Linked by Little Miss Attila, and Doug Ross, thanks!


Video: The BlogProf’s Global-Warming/Cooling/Climate Change/Disruptions Interview

Chris Kobus, otherwise known in the right-wing blogosphere as The BlogProf, was interviewed over a week ago by a reporter from the Oakland Press, which Kobus notes is one of the bigger papers in the Southeastern Michigan area.

The idea of the interview apparently got going after the severe snow that we have gotten here in Michigan, especially in the month of February. So Carol contacted Oakland University where I work and media relations contacted me.



Watch parts 2 and 3 at The BlogProf. You’ll be glad you did.

That interview lead to the same article hitting several different papers with different headlines:

The Oakland Press: The climate debate rages on

The Macomb Daily: OU professor says stormy winter has nothing to do with global warming

Daily Tribune: OU professor says stormy winter has nothing to do with global warming

The Macomb Daily: OU professor calls global warming ‘a hoax’

The Macomb Daily: OU professor calls global warming ‘a hoax’


Video: Gore, Godzilla and Global Warming Cooling

I  love Charles Krauthammer’s dry sense of humor….

Video via Wolf Howling


This doesn’t sound good… Magnetic Polar Shifts Causing Massive Global Superstorms

(CHICAGO) – NASA has been warning about it…scientific papers have been written about it…geologists have seen its traces in rock strata and ice core samples…

Now “it” is here: an unstoppable magnetic pole shift that has sped up and is causing life-threatening havoc with the world’s weather.

Forget about global warming—man-made or natural—what drives planetary weather patterns is the climate and what drives the climate is the sun’s magnetosphere and its electromagnetic interaction with a planet’s own magnetic field.

When the field shifts, when it fluctuates, when it goes into flux and begins to become unstable anything can happen. And what normally happens is that all hell breaks loose.

Magnetic polar shifts have occurred many times in Earth’s history. It’s happening again now to every planet in the solar system including Earth.

The magnetic field drives weather to a significant degree and when that field starts migrating superstorms start erupting.

The superstorms have arrived.

Read it all, but take it with a grain of salt.

See also:

Weasel Zippers: Analysis of Five Different Temperature Databases For 2010 Shows Zero Evidence of Global Warming…

Hat tip: Michael Ledeen, The Corner

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!


Video: Frozen Wasteland

We could all use a little global warming, now….

Lyrics: FROZEN WASTELAND Up here on the farm We chop wood To stay Warm We all could use some Global Warming We all need to fight To preserve our rights I don’t want to be taxed a just for breathing Open your eyes Don’t believe their lies It’s just a Frozen Wasteland Al Gore is a liar His pants are on fire Plus he’s getting rich from carbon offsets He’s loose with the facts All he wants is a tax Lets get together Before it gets much colder Frozen Wasteland Its just a Frozen Wasteland Frozen Wasteland Frozen Wasteland WE’RE ALL FROZEN!!

Brought to you by Minnesotans For Global Warming.

According to AccuWeather’s Joe Bastardi, the cooling we’re seeing now,  is only the beginning:

See Also:

Washington Examiner: Obama issues global warming rules in January, gives GE an exemption in February


Hat tip: Infidel Joe


Video: The Great Global Warming Swindle

I’m going to be on the road, today, so blogging will continue to be light.

Retired Geezer sent me this video a few days ago. I plan to watch it as we travel. It comes in seven parts – see what you think of it:

Part One:

Read the rest of this entry »

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