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Helios, ‘science’ denier! Al Gore’s got a new scapegoat if his predicted global warming apocalypse fails to materialize

Like clockwork, the beginning of a new year has brought with a fresh batch of “last year was the hottest year on record” claims. However, if the doom and gloom “science” crowd’s temperature rise predictions fail to occur, they won’t say they were wrong, but rather blame the sun for getting cooler:

Will the coming years mean human extinction from overheating, or freezing to death? Doesn’t look like the “science” is settled:

A study by the University of California San Diego has claimed that by 2050, the Sun is expected to become cool. You might think “what’s the big deal,” but remember that this means the solar activities that create the heat of the Sun to sustain life on Earth may diminish. And the last time it happened was in the 17th century when the Thames River froze. Scientists call this the “Maunder Minimum”.

Physicist Dan Lubin at the university and his team studied the past event and concluded that we are in for a worse case. The Sun is expected to get much dimmer than last time and, in scientific terms, it is a “grand minimum” — a time period in the 11-year solar cycle when the solar activities are at the lowest point.

According to the study, titled Ultraviolet Flux Decrease Under a Grand Minimum from IUE Short-wavelength Observation of Solar Analogs and published in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters, this grand minimum will be 7 percent cooler than such periods from the past.

Scientists also said that the Sun might have another cooling period in a decade.

Guess we better fire up some more engines and burn some tires in order to speed up the rate of global warming so we don’t all freeze to death! Though Al Gore’s reaction will be something like “My warming predictions were spot-on, it’s just that the sun cooled off and ruined it.” Gore will then accuse Helios of being a “science denier.”

You might recall that another excuse for why the predicted sea rise hasn’t yet engulfed coastal areas isn’t that the melting ice caps aren’t raising water levels, but rather the sea floor is sinking. I shit you not.

They’ve certainly got all the bases covered.

(h/t Twitchy)

Obama celebrating Earth-saving emission-reductions agreement by taking 3 jets to Hawaii

President Obama is thrilled about the “climate change” agreement reached in Paris by a bunch of people with dollar signs in their eyes:

To celebrate those historic emissions reductions that are crucial if humanity is to be saved, President Obama’s going to torch tens of thousands of gallons of jet fuel and along with it burn millions of taxpayer dollars:

Yep, that’s Air Force One and two other planes:

Fly-time alone will set taxpayers back somewhere in the region of $3.5million as Obama, the First Lady, Sasha and Malia and their two dogs jet off for around two weeks.
Exact figures for the trip – outside of Air Force One – are hard to obtain. According to a report on the 2014 trip, there is also an Air Force cargo plane to bring Obama’s helicopter and limo, which costs more than $150,000 to get to Hawaii and back.

A second plane brings a Marine Corps contingent at similar cost.

The air feels cleaner already, doesn’t it?

John Kerry enters pantheon of great leaders like Lincoln, Churchill and MLK, according to… John Kerry

Today I heard Rush Limbaugh read this quote delivered by John Kerry during one of his “we’re all gonna die unless everybody except me stops flying and living in mansions” global warming alarmist speeches and I nearly drove off the highway:

“My heroes are people who dared to take on great challenges without knowing for certain what the outcome would be. Lincoln took risks, Gandhi took risks, Churchill took risks, Dr. King took risks, Mandela took risks, but that doesn’t mean that every risk-taker is a role model,” Kerry said speaking to the Atlantic Council as part of the “Road to Paris Climate Series.”

“Terrorism, extremism, epidemics, poverty, nuclear proliferation, all challenges that respect no borders – climate change belongs on that very same list. It is, indeed, one of the biggest threats facing our planet today,” he added.

Awful comparison by Lurch, who has obviously entered stage 5 of toxic Botox shock syndrome. People like Churchill, MLK, et al took on challenges without knowing for certain what the outcome would be, but Kerry, Gore, etc. have invented a challenge while knowing exactly what the outcome will be — because they’ve already scripted it.

In case anybody thinks that BS isn’t about silencing dissent, twice in the clip below Kerry mentions rights, and how those who disagree with the alarmism don’t have any on this matter:

1) “By what right do people just stand up and say ‘well I dispute that’?”

2) “That is a dramatic statement of fact that no one of good conscience has a right to ignore.”

John Kerry is the collective face of panicked grant recipients fearing the well is running dry, and you lose your “rights” if you disagree with him:

“The biggest threats facing our planet today” include lunatics like obscene hypocrite John Kerry.

If you need counseling for your ‘climate change’ grief, this eco-nut has you covered

Australia rivals the U.S. in the number of agenda-driven climate change alarmist nutcases roaming the countryside, as Celeste Young, “Collaborative Research Fellow, Centre for Strategic Economic Studies” at Victoria University, demonstrates:

Celeste Young – “a sustainability/climate change professional who works as a communication and operational specialist with a particular interest in innovation and the use of creative and business processes” – asks:

How can we help people and communities work through the climate grieving process?

One of Celeste’s excellent grief-coping suggestions:

Another way to help people accept these changes is through cultural activities that support the expression of grief. In Australia, local government, community, and the arts sector have led in this area. Storytelling is often used as it provides a structured and often empowering way of expressing difficult emotions.

Readers are invited to work through the climate grieving process by telling their stories in comments. Preferably these stories will involve jets, cars, motorcycles, mining, fracking, building, land clearing and other proven grief-recovery methods.

The “grieving process” we should be facilitating is forcing these kooks to watch their government grants dry up as fast as possible.

(h/t Twitchy)

‘Green energy’ metaphor alert: Wind turbine keels over in strong 15 mph winds

This wreckage should now be relocated to Al Gore’s front yard:

Looks like it instinctively attempted to form the shape of a hockey stick.

The turbine had been spotted drinking earlier in the day, so maybe that had something to do with this:

A large wind turbine worth £500,000 mysteriously collapsed on an Irish mountainside during light winds.

The 262ft tall structure was found buckled and destroyed at Screggagh wind farm on Murley Mountain in County Tyrone, Fintona.

An investigation has now been launched into what caused the huge structure to collapse amid the sound of grinding metal, which could be heard as far away as seven miles.

It’s possible the thing was sabotaged by local birds.

Shocking! All-electric cars worse for the environment than gas-powered vehicles

Thanks for nothing, DiCaprio!

Where was the media on this a few years ago when the Obama administration and Department of Energy were lying their asses off about electric cars so they could grease their cronies with billions of taxpayer dollars? It’s not like it’s “breaking news,” but the MSM has to pretend it is:

People who own all-electric cars in places where coal generates the power are actually making the air dirtier, according to a new study. The key is the electricity’s source. If it comes from coal, the electric cars produce 3.6 times more soot and smog deaths than gas, because of the pollution made in generating the electricity, according to the study published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They also are significantly worse at heat-trapping carbon dioxide that worsens global warming, it found.

The study examines environmental costs for cars’ entire life cycle, including where power comes from and the environmental effects of building batteries. Coal produces 39 percent of the country’s electricity, according to the Department of Energy, with West Virginia, Wyoming, Ohio, North Dakota and Illinois with the highest percentage of coal-fired electricity.

The study finds that overall, all-electric vehicles cause 86 percent more deaths from air pollution than do cars powered by regular gasoline. But if natural gas produces the electricity? Half as many deaths as gasoline cars.

But instead of admitting that, in the current reality, electric cars aren’t feasible economically or environmentally, the green shammers simply “solve” that problem by trying to force coal plants out of business when there’s no replacement for the power they supply.

Virgin Galactic ‘spaceship’ crashes during test; Will ‘eco’ space vacation hopefuls ask for their down-payments back?

More than 700 people, including Leonardo DiCaprio, have paid up to a quarter million dollars for a suborbital flight aboard Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceship.

There has been delay after delay, and eventually I’m guessing most of them will ask for their money back. Branson’s group isn’t even close to a successful test at the 62-mile altitude the ship’s supposed to reach, and today’s test went tragically wrong:

A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one crew member and seriously injuring the other, officials said.

The crash of the vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the Mojave Desert, 95 miles (150 km) north of Los Angeles, came days after another private space company, Orbital Sciences Corp, lost a rocket in an explosion moments after liftoff in Virginia.

Worth mentioning, even though at this point there’s no word about what caused the crash:

During the nine months since the previous rocket-powered test in January, Virgin Galactic switched SpaceShipTwo’s fuel mixture from a rubber-based compound to a plastic-based mix — in hopes that the new formulation would boost the hybrid rocket engine’s performance.

I don’t even want to drive a car designed by “greens” let alone get on an effing rocket engineered by them.

The sacrifices some people will endure to save Mother Gaia

The people who don’t read the free t-shirt before putting it on are the catalysts for the best jokes:

Let’s all go help her find the letter “e” that, because of climate change no doubt, fell out of the second position in the word “f_ast.”

Meteorologist Joe Bastardi wedgies noted global warming nutburger Bill McKibben

The wind-up:

And the pitch:

HAHAHA! Hopefully the phrase “parasitic climatic ambulance chasing” enters our lexicon on a more regular basis. That’s awesome.

And now a word from Woody Allen’s attorney, Barbara Walters

During a discussion about Dylan Farrow’s account of what she says Woody Allen did to her when she was seven years old, Barbara Walters gave such an impassioned defense of Allen that he might want to think about hiring her as his lawyer:

This is from a 1976 People Magazine interview with Woody Allen:

He goes on: “I’m open-minded about sex. I’m not above reproach; if anything, I’m below reproach. I mean, if I was caught in a love nest with 15 12-year-old girls tomorrow, people would think, yeah, I always knew that about him.” Allen pauses. “Nothing I could come up with would surprise anyone,” he ventures helplessly. “I admit to it all.”

That is of course proof of nothing but does provide an insight into a twisted mind. Evidence? No. A clue? Most likely.

Hollywood still loves Woody Allen, so maybe Barbara Walters was afraid to be too critical and blow future interview opportunities. You have to wonder how sick the accusations against Allen would have to be for them to stop lauding him in this manner:

I have that same suit Diane Keaton was wearing except in brown.