Category Archives: Environment

This week’s Albert Gore Jr. Award for Brazen Achievement in Eco-Hypocrisy goes to…

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.

(h/t Twitchy)

Elizabeth Warren’s Earth Day plea: Elect Dems so things like the BP spill won’t happen again (Um…)

Another Earth Day is upon us, which means a fresh round of sanctimonious “fossil fuels and capitalism are killing the planet” BS from rich liberals tweeting on iPhones from their private jets en route to one of their many mansions. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is among Dems all over the Earth Day lectures.

Check out how Dances with Identity Fraud is putting an Earth Day spin on the BP spill and trying to make it about Trump:

That’s not the touting of liberal regulatory prowess Warren thinks it is. When the BP spill happened, the Democrats already had full control of Congress AND the White House for nearly a year-and-a-half. But sure, let’s blame the guy who didn’t even take office until almost seven years later.

Also, the Animas River spill didn’t happen under Trump and the Republicans — it happened during the regulation-happy EPA under Obama. Take your “shilling for the regulatory genius of the bloated bureaucracy” shtick back to the teepee, Fauxcahontas.

On a related note, this cracked me up this morning: EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s Earth Day observance might be enough to hospitalize triggered liberals:

Pass the smelling salts, Leo!

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Just for fun, here’s a portion of something I wrote for Earth Day a few years ago. I think it still holds up:

Why am I so grumpy about Earth Day yet again this year? Because I don’t like being preached to about what I should be doing, especially when I already do it. For starters, in my house, we celebrate Earth Day every day, like no doubt many of you do. How so? We don’t leave lights on in rooms that nobody is in. We keep the thermostat fairly low (mostly because I’m usually too hot). We carpool when possible. We don’t waste gas. We pick up trash when we’re out walking. We volunteer to clean up the river walk, and we plant trees because we like trees — not because we’ve fooled ourselves into believing that planting trees is our noble contribution towards helping make Al Gore’s mansions carbon-neutral.

As such, I tend to get a little put off when being preached to by mega-hypocrites who swim in their own heated pools, travel in private jets, play sports under bright lights at night, heat cavernous homes they’re not even living in for months at a time, trash national monuments when celebrating politicians who are going to save the environment, and ride in limo caravans to speeches where they tell the rest of us how our pickup trucks, lawn mowers, hamburgers and 75-watt light bulbs are killing the planet. I mean… F**K. YOU.

Here’s another reason I won’t participate in Earth Day celebrations: I refuse to acknowledge, symbolically or otherwise, that electricity and fuel — and the generation and refining thereof — is the problem and that civilization can be saved by turning itself into North Korea for any length of time.

The harnessing and generation of electricity are among the greatest discoveries ever. It’s helped make the world safer and more sanitary. Electricity runs the equipment that is used to make the medicine that saves lives. It runs the cameras, televisions and computers that allow us to see evils that are being perpetuated around the world that we might not have otherwise known about. And fossil fuels, an energy source that there is currently no substitute for when it comes to powering the masses, will remain a necessity for the wellbeing of the human race no matter how many times progressives click their heels together three times while repeating “There’s no place like Solyndra… There’s no place like Solyndra…” We should be celebrating electricity and fuel instead of pretending it’s some sort of cancer that needs to be cut out of our lives. Notice I said “our” lives, meaning the “regular” people — the rich eco-hypocrites, who will of course still fly on private jets and own multiple mansions, have no intention of ever living by their own proposed rules.

I’ll say this though: The co-founder of Earth Day wasn’t a hypocrite, at least when it comes to composting.

Do as jet-set celebrity eco-hypocrites say NOT as they do, part XXXVII

Al Gore’s hypocrisy spirit animal Leonardo DiCaprio is well known for offering dire warnings about what’ll happen if we continue to rely on fossil fuels:

It won’t surprise you to know that Dicaprio remains skeptical of his own warnings, as evidenced by how he got to Coachella last week (Hint: It wasn’t by bicycle or kumquat-powered golf cart):

The Daily Mail says that tagging along with 43-year-old Leonardo to Coachella this weekend was his 20-year-old model girlfriend of four months, Camila Morrone. They were seen on Saturday night, and they made it obvious they were together because they “couldn’t keep their hands off each other.” Camila was also seen feeding Leonardo pizza in a VIP section.
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But not only did Leonardo let her tag along to Coachella, they also flew out on his private jet

DiCaprio’s pledge to give up private jets lasted about as long as my moratoriums on pizza.

The rest of us are expected to stop eating meat, keep our lights off and drive battery-powered go-carts to offset these massive hypocrites. By the way, it’s now past mid-April and I’m still freezing, so if their global warming warnings are going to ever kick in, now would be a good time.

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.
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Exact figures for the trip – outside of Air Force One – are hard to obtain. According to a Watchdog.com 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.