Archives: Environment

I have seen the future of academia, and it is North Korea

December 2, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I have seen the future of academia, and it is North Korea | Filed in: Canada, Culture, Education, Environment, global warming, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Religion, Science.

Keep this article in mind the next time someone tells you that the “science” of global warming is settled because “95% of scientists agree it’s so, therefore, it must be so”. It was the fall of 2011, and I was teaching English at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea. Two hundred and seventy young men, • Read More »

Point, Counterpoint.

January 18, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Point, Counterpoint. | Filed in: Economics, Environment, global warming, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science.

China A Leader In Fighting Global Warming “China is ‘doing it right’ when it comes to addressing global warming, the United Nations’ chief climate official said. The nation has some of the toughest energy-efficiency standards for buildings and transportation and its support for photovoltaic technology helped reduce solar-panel costs by 80 percent since 2008, Christiana Figueres, • Read More »

Good riddance to bad science

November 29, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Good riddance to bad science | Filed in: Environment, Food, HEALTH, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science, Technology, techology.

I was never on the “Genetically Modified Organisms are teh worst!!1!” bandwagon because I have more than a passing knowledge on how this sort of thing actually works. Good to see sanity catching up with fear-mongering.  An arresting but widely criticized study that stoked fears about genetically modified foods (GMOs) was retracted Thursday. The move • Read More »

Quote Of The Day, 11/13/13 Edition

November 13, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Quote Of The Day, 11/13/13 Edition | Filed in: Democrats, Environment, global warming, GOP, HEALTH, Humor, Kevin, Medicine, politcs, Politics.

“We have not just Obamacare unraveling, not just the Obama administration unraveling, not just the Democratic majority in the Senate,  but we could be looking at the collapse of American liberalism. Obamacare is the big thing for them, the biggest in 100 years. And this is a moment when we have to be calm. We • Read More »

Why are Canadian Environmental Protestors So Violent?

October 17, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Why are Canadian Environmental Protestors So Violent? | Filed in: alternative fuels, Business, Canada, Crime, Current Events, Environment, global warming, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science.

Man, if you think Canadians get upset over hockey, you haven’t seen them get upset over potentially making a ton of money from oil drilling.  They’re NOT protesting that they want money. They’re protesting that they’ll be making money.  No, I don’t get that either.  Dozens of shale gas protesters cut down trees and blocked • Read More »

People don’t want to play a losing game.

September 16, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on People don’t want to play a losing game. | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Environment, global warming, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science.

What’s a self-righteous global warming alarmist supposed to do? Why can’t they find some Republican legislators who are willing to sell out the prosperity of the country, just for the sake of a few computer-created projections?  “… climate activists (are) sending people to GOP lawmakers’ district offices during the August recess, running ads lambasting “climate change • Read More »

Let the West Coast B@stards Freeze In The Dark

February 28, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Environment, Humor, Kevin, politcs.

Once again, California is facing rolling brownouts this summer due to its insistence on using unproven, untested but (allegedly) “renewable” power sources.  The epidemic of power outages and “rolling blackouts” which nearly shut down California in the early 2000s may be returning. Back then, the culprits were unscrupulous energy providers like Enron and a poorly-thought out process • Read More »

Blue greens

January 9, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Environment, Kevin, Science.

What’s a global warming alarmist to do, now that global warming isn’t the world-ending problem we thought it was?  Global warming has stalled and will not raise world temperatures over the next five years, according to a new prediction from the British national weather service. The updated computer model of the planet’s climate lowers by • Read More »

No Hope, No Change

December 21, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on No Hope, No Change | Filed in: Democrats, Doug, Environment.

From Hope and Change to more of the same.  As Powerline points out, this is the case both with drone strikes and climate change.  Despite a lot of rhetoric dating back to 2008, the current President is continuing on with the policies of the last President.  That is to say, all the environmentalist talk about • Read More »

I don’t want to hear one more @#$! word about how the GOP is “Anti-science”

October 23, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I don’t want to hear one more @#$! word about how the GOP is “Anti-science” | Filed in: Environment, global warming, Kevin, Politics, Science.

Not when this sort of thing happens in the socialist paradise of Italy.  Six Italian scientists have been sentenced to six years in prison for what a judge said was a faulty forecast of the 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila. The BBC reports that prosecutors said the scientists, who work for the National Commission for the Forecast • Read More »

Huga Chavez, Environmentalist Hero

October 6, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Huga Chavez, Environmentalist Hero | Filed in: Democrats, Environment, global warming, International, Kevin, Politics.

Consider these snippets from Venezuela’s Socialist President Hugo Chavez’s re-election campaign:  “…building Bolivarian socialism of the 21st century in Venezuela as an alternative to destructive and savage capitalism,” “achieving equilibrium in the universe and guaranteeing planetary peace” and “preserving life on the planet and saving the human species.” Or alternatively, “…this was the moment when • Read More »

Keep safe in the woods

December 9, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Keep safe in the woods | Filed in: Arizona, Environment, Family, Guns, Kevin.

My family and I went up to Payson over the Thanksgiving holiday to spend time with my parents and visit Tonto Natural Bridge. I have an extensive (and rather large…) “Go Bag” in my car, but I left it behind for this trip because I didn’t want it sitting exposed in the cargo area of • Read More »

Vote for me, and I’ll set you free

February 27, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Vote for me, and I’ll set you free | Filed in: Democrats, Environment, global warming, Kevin, Politics, Science.

“From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption. After all has been said and so little done, the truth about the climate crisis — inconvenient as ever — must still be faced.”  – Al Gore The science is settled: • Read More »

Stop Anthroprogenic Contintental Drift Now!

December 30, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Environment, Humor, Kevin, Science.

Just in case President Obama learns from his mistake and makes some remarks about the earthquake in San Diego today, our fevered imaginations inside sources have an early version of the text of press release: Good Afternoon, All of you would not be reading this unless you — like me — were convinced that the • Read More »

Ok, that does it

December 22, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Environment, Food, Humor, Kevin.

I’m ready to sell my house, trade in my car, give away one of my kids and finally jump on board the watermelon bandwagon. Why? Climate change could affect world coffee supplies. Egads. If I don’t switch to CFL’s and give up plastic water bottles RIGHT NOW, the world’s supply of coffee could vanish like • Read More »

White Man’s Burden, the sequel

December 14, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on White Man’s Burden, the sequel | Filed in: Environment, Kevin, Politics, Science.

The natives are revolting! China, India and other developing nations boycotted U.N. climate talks Monday, bringing negotiations to a halt with their demand that rich countries discuss much deeper cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions. The move disrupted the 192-nation conference and forced the cancellation of formal working groups, delaying the frantic work of negotiators • Read More »

Copenhagen talks cooling?

December 11, 2009 | By exurbanjon | 1 Comment | Filed in: Environment, Jon, Politics.

There are signs that the power grab by the transnational elite will fail. Let’s keep our fingers crossed: The chief negotiator for more than 130 developing countries stormed out of the climate talks at the United Nations conference in Copenhagen Thursday night. Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping, the negotiator for the so-called Group of 77 developing countries, • Read More »

Copenhagen talks cooling?

December 11, 2009 | By exurbanjon | Comments Off on Copenhagen talks cooling? | Filed in: Environment, global warming, Humor, Jon, Politics, Technology.

There are signs that the power grab by the transnational elite will fail. Let’s keep our fingers crossed: The chief negotiator for more than 130 developing countries stormed out of the climate talks at the United Nations conference in Copenhagen Thursday night. Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping, the negotiator for the so-called Group of 77 developing countries, told • Read More »

Gore unexpectedly cancels Copenhagen speech.

December 3, 2009 | By exurbanjon | 2 Comments | Filed in: Environment, International, Jon, Politics.

    “Mwuu-haa-haaah!” Well, this is curious. With help from Google, here’s a clunky translation of the story in today’s Berlingske, a major Danish newspaper: This morning, Al Gore told to Berlingske Media’s great annoyance that he has canceled his major climate talk for Danes, Dec. 16 in Carlsberg, under the title “Climate Conclusion”. The cancellation • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 11/24 Edition

November 24, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 11/24 Edition | Filed in: Environment, Kevin, Politics, Quotes, Science.

“Today, there is a name for the political doctrine that rejoices in scarcity of everything except government. The name is environmentalism.” – George Will Via The Smallest Minority.

Doubling down on a pair of sixes

November 22, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Doubling down on a pair of sixes | Filed in: Environment, Kevin, Politics, Science.

What do you do after the release of hacked emails proves your “climate change research” is nothing but a fraud? Ramp your rhetoric up to eleven, of course. The world is now firmly on course for the worst-case scenario in terms of climate change, with average global temperatures rising by up to 6C by the • Read More »

California bans big-screen TVs. No, really.

November 18, 2009 | By admindude | 5 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Business, Environment, Jon, Money, Politics.

It looks like California bureaucrats aren’t happy with their 12.2% unemployment rate. It’s just not high enough: In their continuing quest to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, state regulators at the California Energy Commission has just approved new regulations which manufacturers and retailers say will in effect ban the sale of big-screen TVs in the state. • Read More »