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Al Gore found! JunkScience gets exclusive photos of MIA alarmist

February 24, 2010

Missing global warming alarmist Al Gore was captured today in a pre-dawn raid on his remote tropical island hideout.

The former vice president had been missing since the Copenhagen global warming conference last December, when he erroneously dismissed the Climategate scandal as having to do with e-mails that were 10 years old.

Since Gore was last seen in public, Climategate has been followed by glacier-gate, rainforest-gate, sea-level gate, the resignation of UN climate chief Yvo de Boer, revelations of IPCC chief Rajendra  Pachauri’s financial conflicts-of-interest and admissions by Climategate’s Phil Jones of no global warming since 1995 and the existence of a possibly warmer-than-now Medieval Warm Period.

The exclusive images below show an emaciated Al Gore, badly in need of a haircut.

Ozone Al gets a cut courtesy of

Gore’s capture was eerily reminiscent of the capture of Imperial Japanese Army Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi, who hid in the jungle for 28 years after the 1944 Battle of Guam.

Sgt. Yokoi with escorts after capture.

Sgt. Yokoi gets a haircut after his capture.

Echoing Sgt. Yokoi’s famous comment upon his return to Japan in 1972, Gore told his capturers that,

“It is with much embarrassment that I have returned alive.”

Like Sgt. Yokoi, Gore apparently knew that the war was over, but he was too humiliated by defeat to be seen in public.

Sgt. Yokoi became a popular television personality upon his return to Japan and an advocate of austere living. There was no immediate word from Al Gore on whether he planned to follow Sgt. Yokoi’s footsteps in austerity, say, by giving up his Nashville estate (with an indoor swimming pool that costs $600 per month to heat), houseboat, frequent private jet and limousine travel, and lucrative business dealings with the Kleiner Perkins venture capital firm, Generation Investment Management, Google, Apple and Current TV.

But since Gore didn’t much care about his own carbon footprint during those pre-Climategate fanatasy days when “the science was settled and the debate was over,” there’s even less point now in sweating his green hypocrisy.

Penn State: Climategate investigation to continue

February 3, 2010

From Penn State:

Inquiry into climate scientist moves to next phase

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

University Park, Pa. — An internal inquiry by Penn State into the research and scholarly activities of a well-known climate scientist will move into the investigatory stage, which is the next step in the University’s process for reviewing research conduct.

A University committee has concluded its inquiry into allegations of research impropriety that were leveled in November against Professor Michael Mann, after information contained in a collection of stolen e-mails was revealed. More than a thousand e-mails are reported to have been “hacked” from computer servers at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in England, one of the main repositories of information about climate change.

During the inquiry, all relevant e-mails pertaining to Mann or his work were reviewed, as well as related journal articles, reports and additional information. The committee followed a well-established University policy during the inquiry ( ).

In looking at four possible allegations of research misconduct, the committee determined that further investigation is warranted for one of those allegations. The recommended investigation will focus on determining if Mann “engaged in, directly or indirectly, any actions that seriously deviated from accepted practices within the academic community for proposing, conducting or reporting research or other scholarly activities.” A full report ( concerning the allegations and the findings of the inquiry committee has been submitted.

In the investigatory phase, as in the inquiry phase, the committee will not address the science of global climate change, a matter more appropriately left to the profession. The committee is charged with looking at the ethical behavior of the scientist and determining whether he violated professional standards in the course of his work.

The investigatory committee will consist of five tenured full professor faculty members who will assess the evidence in the case and make a determination on Mann’s conduct.

Exelon CEO bobbleheaded at Senate hearing

November 2, 2009

Meet Exelon CEO John Rowe…

John Rowe is the “Carbon Bandit.”

Wanted Poster Exelon Sketch Final

Here’s his bobblehead…

Rowe Bobblehead 092309

… and here’s the bobblehead being presented to his Rowe at last week’s Senate hearing on Kerry-Boxer:

Rowe gets bobblehead


Will the real John Rowe please stand up… or at least stop rent-seeking?

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309 NEW pages added Waxman-Markey…

June 26, 2009

Rep. Joe Barton just said during House debate that 400 NEW pages (actually 309 pages) to Waxman-Markey were printed at 2am this morning! Waxman-Markey is now 1,500-pages in length.

Barton added that the House has spent more time debating ceremonial resolutions than the 3 hours it will spend debating Waxman-Markey.

Waxman-Markey debate live on C-SPAN

June 26, 2009

Three hours of live debate on C-SPAN starting at 9am ET

Tom Friedman or aFraidman?

June 16, 2009

As part of a recent green campaign against Steve Milloy’s new book Green Hell — click here for the Earth First! smear — the green BuildIntelBlog put up a virtual debate between Milloy and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, author of the book Hot, Flat and Crowded.

Milloy actually had this sort of idea first and, in a May 11 e-mail, suggested to Friedman a real live debate of the themes of their books. Alas, Friedman has not responded.

Perhaps Friedman’s enthusiastic agreement to the challenge was lost somewhere in electronic oblivion or, perhaps, like Al Gore and other alarmists, he’s simply aFraidman.

So which is it, Mr. Friedman?

Hmmm... could  I really defend 'Hot, Flat & Crowded'?

Hmmm... could I really defend 'Hot, Flat & Crowded'?

And the winner is…

May 19, 2009

… actually there was a tie in’s Cap-and-Trade Re-branding Contest between:

  • Deceive-and-thieve; and
  • Tax-and-ration.

Both of these entries will receive autographed copies of Steve Milloy’s new book, Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them.

Congrats to the winners — and woe to us all if deceive-and-thieve and tax-and-ration become the law of the land.

You decide: Re-brand ‘cap-and trade’

May 18, 2009

Thanks to all for entering’s re-branding contest for cap-and-trade.

Because of the difficulty in choosing the best entry among the hundreds of entries received — the winner gets an autographed copy of Steve Milloy’s new book Green Hell — we narrowed down the field to the five in the poll below. Please vote once for your favorite. Results will be announced Tuesday, May 19.

Honorable mentions go to the following entries that more than adequately describe the nature of cap-and-trade:

  • Energy tithing
  • Waxman Malarkey
  • The Great Leap Forward
  • Energy Option 19/22 (i.e., 19th century energy options at 22nd century prices)
  • Carbon Concentration Control Program, or “CCCP” for afficianados of the old USSR
  • Tree and Economic Starvation Act

Green Hell on CSPAN Book tv this weekend

May 15, 2009

Steve Milloy’s new book Green Hell will be featured on CSPAN’s Book tv this weekend at the following times:

  • Saturday, May 16, at 8:00 AM
  • Saturday, May 16, at 11:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 17, at 2:00 PM