Of course: NY Times charters private jet around the world to sound alarm about devastating effects of fossil fuel emissions

You can’t make this s**t up!

The New York Times is making a personal contribution to Al Gore’s cause by finding reasons for alarmism wherever they may exist (or not):

Among the alarms being sounded by New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristoff is, of course, the ravages of man-made “climate change”:

I came to Easter Island while leading a tour for The New York Times Company, and those of us in the group were staggered by the statues — but also by the reminder of the risks when a people damages the environment that sustains it.

That brings us to climate change, to the chemical processes we are now triggering whose outcomes we can’t fully predict. The consequences may be a transformed planet with rising waters and hotter weather, dying coral reefs and more acidic oceans. We fear for the ocean food chain and worry about feedback loops that will irreversibly accelerate this process, yet still we act like Easter Islanders hacking down their trees.

OK, that was all just a buildup to the “you can’t make this sh*t up” part of the post. Here’s why the Times is able to sound those climate change alarms all around the world this year:

Go Behind the Headlines on a New Extraordinary Journey by Private Jet

Circle the globe on an inspiring and informative journey by private jet, created by The New York Times in collaboration with luxury travel pioneers Abercrombie & Kent. This 26-day itinerary takes you beneath the surface of some of the world’s most compelling destinations, illuminating them through the expertise of veteran Times journalists.

Travel in a group of just 50 guests, joined by some of The Times’s most noteworthy journalists and local contributors, who offer firsthand perspectives on the people and places that shape our world. Join a dedicated flight crew aboard an exclusively chartered Boeing 757 with first-class, fully lie-flat seats, accompanied by A&K’s top-notch Tour Directors and local experts, for an around-the-world adventure like no other.

If you wanted to join the airborne party of 50 on a nearly monthlong around-the-world jaunt to crop-dust the planet with fossil fuel emissions in order to document the ravages of man-made climate change, you had to fork out $135,000 per person. Damn, the air smells cleaner already!

(h/t @JimmyPrinceton)

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 leads climate change army pretending they’re fighting back at ISIS by not canceling a f***ing meeting

Islamic terrorists have killed hundreds in recent weeks and their spread has sparked worldwide travel warnings. With that in mind, here’s a direct quote from the President of the United States about the announcement that a conference on climate change in Paris will not be postponed: “What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be.”

Obama actually said that:

Yep, terrorists are shuddering in fear at climate change alarmists’ refusal to cancel a conference where ISIS’ (and others) atrocities will be blamed on fossil fuel emissions.

I can only imagine what would have been said if Winston Churchill, after the first London Blitz, responded “the best rebuke to this is to not cancel the Art Fair, am I right!?

Unless something changes quick we really are screwed beyond recovery.

(h/t Allahpundit at Hot Air)

Bill Nye’s argument for abortion is as stupid as his arguments for everything else

Bill Nye the “fake science guy” is a world class dipshit, and the libs love it!

That’s what passes for “logic” on the Left. Fortunately, people with functional brains have dismantled Nye’s “debunking” of pro-life positions:

Nye’s central argument is that human embryos should not be protected by law, because many of them perish from natural causes before they implant in the womb. Based on this, he claims that if you think life begins at fertilization and is worthy of protection:

Then whom are you going to sue? Whom are you going to imprison? Every woman who’s had a fertilized egg pass through her? Every guy who’s sperm has fertilized an egg and then it didn’t become a human? Have all these people failed you?

That statement is irrelevant to the issue of abortion, just as the statement that “all people eventually die” is irrelevant to the issue of murder. Both of these issues are about people actively ending the lives of others, not nature taking its course.

National Review also did a good job of setting Nye’s straw man on fire.

Keep in mind that’s the guy the White House trots out to support their climate change “science.” But his “argument” will make total sense to the people who believe there’s such a thing as free health care and college, and that’s all that matters to the Left.

What a surprise: Fighting ‘climate change’ is now over a $1.5 trillion racket and July was the hottest month ever

You know, if we had an honest and inquisitive media, it’s possible that some intrepid reporter might want to know if “data” like this…

…could possibly be influenced by numbers like this:

Press headlines never say “July 2014 was the hottest month ever, say scientists whose grant money hinges on hottest months ever.” Go figure.

Climate change is causing AGW alarmists’ ‘studies’ to be increasingly funny

The guzzlers of Al Gore’s Kool Aid are touting this “study” that affirms severe weather events are linked to man-made climate change.

Check out “study guideline” #1:

The scientists list the following questions as a guide to their study.

1. Given a particular weather pattern, how were the temperatures, precipitation, and associated impacts influenced by climate change?

2. Given a drought, how was the drying enhanced by climate change and how did that influence the moisture deficits and dryness of the soils, leading to a more intense and long-lasting drought?

3. Given a flood, where did the moisture come from? Was it increased by warmer ocean waters?

4. Given a heat wave, how was that influenced by drought, changes in precipitation, and extra heat from global warming?

5. Given extreme snow, where did the moisture come from? Was it related to oceans that are warmer?

6. Given an extreme storm, how was it influenced by sea temperatures, ocean heat content, unusual moisture transports?

7. Was a storm surge worse because of higher sea levels?

The “study” already achieved the desired outcome before the “study” was even conducted. Notice that #1 asked “how were” the factors influenced by climate change — not if they were or weren’t influenced by it at all.

Here’s the kicker from the “study”:

“The climate is changing: we have a new normal. The environment in which all weather events occur is not what it used to be. All storms, without exception, are different. Even if most of them look just like the ones we used to have, they are not the same.”

Just shut up and give them your money, rubes!

Bill Nye’s being a detestable, dishonest climate change hack again

What an asshole:

Because SCIENCE!

Alaska’s largest known wildfire was in 1956, around the time Nye’s alarmist predecessors were cooking up their “next ice age” theory. And of course Texas was never hit by tropical storms, hurricanes and floods before people started driving cars.

Obama and Nye put out more fossil fuel emissions in one unnecessary trip to Florida on Air Force One recently than you or I probably ever will for the rest of our lives, but WE’RE the “science” deniers.

French foreign minister going out of his way to endear himself to Obama

This proposal will be an easy sell with the White House:

France’s foreign minister says the global climate agreement being negotiated this year must be worded in a way so that it doesn’t require approval by U.S. Congress.

Laurent Fabius told a group of African delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn on Monday that “we know the politics in the U.S., whether we like it or not, if it comes to the Congress, they will refuse.”

That would exclude an international treaty with legally-binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions — something some countries still insist on but which would have virtually no chance of being ratified by the Republican-controlled Congress.

Fabius will host the climate summit in Paris at the end of the year where the new agreement is supposed to be adopted.

Obama’s reply: “You had me at ‘go around Congress.'”

But hey, climate change is a global and national security threat, because Obama said so:

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.