Law of Unintended Consequences yet again confirmed
Is there anything progressive politicians ever do that does not validate the Law of Unintended Consequences? People’s Exhibit #9,402:
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to have junkies toss their used syringes into special receptacles has failed to clean up drug-infested parks, and the bins are serving more as suggestion boxes — spreading the message that the city is OK with them shooting up there.
Official statistics obtained by The Post from the first six months of de Blasio’s controversial program show that parks in the Bronx are still littered with dangerous hypodermic needles, with nearly 60,000 found on the ground compared with just 7,000 in Hizzoner’s 44 locked containers.
Even worse, the green metal bins are seen as a welcome mat for druggies to take over the parks, said one addict who openly injected himself in St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx Thursday morning with what he said was a speedball of heroin and cocaine.
“They’re giving permission with that box,” said Javier Martinez, 32.
The best way to get de Blasio to figure out how to keep parks free of discarded syringes would be to challenge him to come up with a way to make the problem worse, then he might inadvertently come up with something that accomplished the opposite.
Shot & chaser time!
Actually there are three shots here from Bernie Sanders just to get everybody to understand what a dire crisis the burning of fossil fuels has apparently brought about:
And the chaser is frankly not that surprising because most of these climate change uber-alarmists are hypocrites of the highest socialist order:
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s re-election campaign spent just under $300,000 on private jet use in October, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show.
The Sanders campaign, which is funded primarily by small-dollar donors, paid Apollo Jets $297,685.50 on Oct. 10, FEC records reveal. The payment was marked for “transportation.”
“This expense was for transportation for the senator’s 9-day, 9-state tour to support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot ahead of Election Day,” campaign spokeswoman Arianna Jones told local website VtDigger.com, which first reported on the jet expenses.
“This cost covered the entirety of the tour from Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, California, and back to Vermont,” Jones said.
Got that? A senator from Vermont who says burning fossil fuels is going to be the death of us all torched a s**tload of gas flying private around the country to campaign for other people.
When real life collides with The Simpsons
The “scientific” left in this country are determined to do something about a problem they say threatens the whole of humanity, even if they have to accidentally kill everybody in the process:
That’s just how I like my “settled science” to sound — with alleged solutions that start with “it sounds crazy, but…”
Scientists are proposing an ingenious but as-yet-unproven way to tackle climate change: spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth’s atmosphere.
The research by scientists at Harvard and Yale universities, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, proposes using a technique known as stratospheric aerosol injection, which they say could cut the rate of global warming in half.
The technique would involve spraying large amounts of sulfate particles into the Earth’s lower stratosphere at altitudes as high as 12 miles. The scientists propose delivering the sulfates with specially designed high-altitude aircraft, balloons or large naval-style guns.
Nothing better than an “as-yet unproven way to tackle” a problem that is as-yet unproven. But at least they’re admitting that it’s the sun that is in fact warming the world.
When real life collides with The Simpsons:
It seems that reality isn’t cooperating with one of the “we’re all gonna die from man-made climate change” crowd’s most cherished talking points, and they’re not liking it:
Polar bear numbers are so high they threaten native Inuit populations, a controversial Canadian government report has found.
The animals, which have become one of the enduring symbols of the environmental cause, are growing in such numbers that they cannot currently safely co-exist with humans in northern Canada, the report suggested.
But the findings have been bitterly contested by environmental scientists who say that climate change has simply pushed the bears closer to humans as they search for food.
Wildlife experts often use images of emaciated polar bears to show how habitats are coming under threat due to ice shrinking and sea levels rising.
For example just a few months ago footage emerged of a polar bear prowling around on thin ice in the Nunavut territory in the northernmost region in Canada.
Wildlife experts said that the photos showed how the polar bears’ habitat is coming under threat due to human-induced global warming.
However, a new report, drafted by the Nunavut government completely contracts these widely-held claims about declining populations.
The draft report, which is set to be published by the end of this year, claims that polar bear populations are much higher than scientists estimated – and are actually increasing.
If nothing changes the global warming alarmists might find themselves left with no choice but to go up there and start knocking off some polar bears so real life more closely matches their narrative.
So much for “settled,” peer-reviewed “science.”
This article, as well as the “study” cited, should all appear in the dictionary under the definition of “confirmation bias”:
Scientists behind a major study that claimed the Earth’s oceans are warming faster than previously thought now say their work contained inadvertent errors that made their conclusions seem more certain than they actually are.
Two weeks after the high-profile study was published in the journal Nature, its authors have submitted corrections to the publication. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, home to several of the researchers involved, also noted the problems in the scientists’ work and corrected a news release on its website, which previously had asserted that the study detailed how the Earth’s oceans “have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought.”
“Unfortunately, we made mistakes here,” said Ralph Keeling, a climate scientist at Scripps, who was a co-author of the study. “I think the main lesson is that you work as fast as you can to fix mistakes when you find them.”
Uh oh, the “settled science” denial is coming from inside the house!
Can we now call those same scientists “science deniers”? That’s now it works, right?
The list of things that are alleged to have been caused by global warming (the preferred summertime usage) and climate change (the preferred wintertime usage) “denial” can already wrap twice around the Earth at the equator, and thanks to Stevie Wonder the list just got a little longer:
Stevie Wonder visited the ailing star days before she died and said that at that point she was unable to speak.
“We have to celebrate her life and continue the legacy by letting people of all the various genres hear the music that influenced us all,” Wonder told CBS This Morning’.
Wonder drew a line between the increase of cancer and the ignorance of global warming. “I just feel that all these various diseases that we have and all that is happening in the world in part is because there are those who don’t believe in global warming, don’t believe that what we do affects the world,” he said. “What we eat affects the world and affects us. I just hope that people will grow up out of the foolishness and know that we all, by how we think, how we view, how we treat others, we will never unlock the key until we truly let go of the hatred, the bigotry, the evilness, the selfishness. We do that and we can unlock some of those things that keep us in this place”.
A 76-year-old woman passed away. If that’s not enough evidence to convince you man-made global warming is real and an emergency, nothing will.
NOT The Onion:
My tweet best summed up how I feel about this story:
The DNC just wanted to make sure they remain fully committed to the “green” movement:
The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution Friday afternoon that activists say effectively reverses a ban on fossil fuel company donations.
The resolution introduced by DNC Chair Tom Perez states that the party “support[s] fossil fuel workers” and will accept donations from “employers’ political action committees.” It was approved by a 30-2 vote just two months after the committee adopted another resolution prohibiting donations from fossil fuel companies by a unanimous vote.
The new resolution nods to “forward-looking employers” that are “powering America’s all-of-the-above energy economy and moving us towards a future fueled by clean and low-emissions energy technology, from renewables to carbon capture and storage to advanced nuclear technology.”
Just watch now, in an Al Gore-ian twist, the Democrats will spin this to their angry base by pledging to spend the fossil fuel company donations to support candidates who will warn the world that fossil fuels are destroying the earth.
As everybody knows, when Obama was president he and his administration had a tremendous love of government regulations:
But sometimes regulation-happy pols fall into their own traps.
Here’s more proof that what goes around comes around:
Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will be delayed until next year because of a delay in the federal review process.
Construction on former President Barack Obama’s center was to start this year. However, the Obama Foundation says it now plans to break ground for the half-billion-dollar project sometime in 2019.
Before the presidential center can be built, the federal government will review its impact on Jackson Park. The park on the city’s South Side is on the National Register of Historic Places. The project’s environmental effects will also be analyzed. Any adverse effects must be resolved before construction is allowed.
Finally an environmental regulation has a positive impact! I hope the damn thing’s delayed ten years due to environmental studies, and when the Obama Library is finally constructed, it should be made entirely out of red tape for the perfect tribute to that part of Obama’s legacy.
They say that to a hammer everything looks like a nail, and the same is true when it comes to United Nations bureaucrats and “climate change.” Here’s the latest evidence:
And there’s this from the U.N. weather alarmist in question:
“It is the start of the monsoon season in Thailand,” she said. “I’ve been looking at the weather forecast there for Chiang-Rai, for the region, every day for the past week. Every day it has consistently shown the risk of thundershowers; now they haven’t, fortunately, materialized.”
So the thundershowers she forecast didn’t materialize. She says that’s a result of man-made climate change, but might I offer another radical explanation: She got the forecast wrong. It’s a crazy suggestion, I know.
They’s SO predictable.
Here’s a shot & chaser so hot it could single-handedly trigger a global warming apocalypse all on its own.
Singer Katy Perry is very concerned about man-made climate change caused by fossil fuel emissions:
Fortunately Mother Nature suspends all natural law if an eco-hypocrite celeb has needs on the night of a gala or awards show:
What’s even more amazing is that they’re shocked more people don’t buy into their BS.