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Look who’s for cap-and-trade…

January 4, 2010
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes in Al Gore but not the Holocaust.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes in Al Gore but not the Holocaust.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at the COP-15 conference in Copenhagen (Dec. 17) that Iran supports strengthening the Kyoto Protocol’s cap-and-trade scheme.

Venezuela dictator Hugo Chavez

Though Venezuela is energy rich, President Hugo Chavez started 2010 by announcing that electricity will be rationed.

Hugo Chavez said at the COP-15 conference in Copenhagen (Dec. 17) that his motto was to “respect and enhance” the Kyoto protocol and that capitalism is the “road to hell.”

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe blames global warming for the destruction of Zimbabwe's agricultural productivity -- not his own racially-motivated seizures of white-owned farms.

Robert Mugabe said at the COP-15 Copenhagen conference that Zimbabwe “stands by” the Kyoto Protocol and that, by not acceding to it, the U.S. is “undermining the rule of global law.”

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro is an Al Gore acolyte.

Fidel Castro has repeatedly criticized the U.S. for not ratifying the Kyoto Protocol.

Arkansas Rep. Vic Snyder voted as Nancy Pelosi told him.

Arkansas Rep. Vic Snyder voted as Nancy Pelosi told him.

Rep. Vic Snyder was the only Arkansas congressman to vote in favor of the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill last June.

He is apparently the only Arkansas congressman who doesn’t want to be re-elected in November.

Stay tuned for more “Look who’s for cap-and-trade…”

Sen. Boxer condemns JunkScience’s ‘Carbon Criminal’ posters

December 22, 2009

Watch Sen. Barbara Boxer condemn JunkScience.com’s Carbon Criminal posters in her Dec. 14, 2009 press conference for her remarks on the COP-15 meeting in Copenhagen.

Must-see video: Hide the decline

November 25, 2009

You’ll love this…

NY Times reporter whitewashes Climategate story he is part of

November 24, 2009

Below is a text of the letter sent to clark Hoyt, the public editor (ombudsman) for the New York Times:

Mr. Hoyt,

Shouldn’t Andrew Revkin haved recused himself from his Nov. 21 front-page article, “Hacked E-mail Is New Fodder for Climate Dispute“?

First, as Revkin briefly acknowledges in the article, he is part of the story. Isn’t it a breach of journalistic ethics for a reporter to report on a story of which he is part?

Moreover, his story to a great extent defended his sources. It’s one thing to rely on sources; it is quite another to defend them at the expense of unbiased and accurate reporting about them.

This is not an innocent faux pas either.

Revkin tried to whitewash the significance of the story — including distracting readers away from the embarrassing/incriminating contents of the files and, instead, focusing them on the alleged hacking.

Finally, as we will report tomorrow, there seems to have been no “hack” at all.

The files appear to have been accumulated in preparation of a possible court-ordered FOIA release on a server to which the public had access. It is not “hacking” to access files that are publicly available. It may have been unwise/improper to store the file on a public server, but that is a different matter. There is no evidence that anything illegal occurred in the release of the files.

The hacking allegation, of course, was a terrific distraction device.

Perhaps a journalist more interested in unbiased reporting and less interested in defending his personal relationships with the subjects in the e-mails and his personal pro-climate alarmist agenda would have investigated and caught this. But then Andrew Revkin was the wrong man for the job.

Steve Milloy
Publisher, JunkScience.com

Must-see video: Coal CEO routs green reporter

November 19, 2009

Unlike most fossil fuel company CEOs, Massey Energy’s Don Blankenship knows his global warming.

Nevertheless, in a new interview, E&E TV reporter Monica Trauzzi seems bent on making a fool of him

Blankenship, however, is more than up to the challenge.

Click here to watch the duel and/or read the transcript.

If more U.S. CEOs were as knowledgable and articulate as Blankenship, our nation wouldn’t be on the precipice of a swan dive into junk science-fueled totalitariansim.

Skeptics winning in UK

November 17, 2009

From the Times (UK):

“Less than half the population believes that human activity is to blame for global warming, according to an exclusive poll for The Times.”

How do the never-say-die alarmists respond?

Vicky Pope, head of climate change advice at the Met Office, said that growing awareness of the scale of the problem appeared to be resulting in people taking refuge in denial.

Pope’s explanation is why most people accept that

2 + 2 = 4.

They are aware of the “scale of the problem” of believing that

2 + 2 = 5.

I guess Guardian worry-wort George Monbiot is going have to write harder and to think of new names to call his “sceptics.”

Call Lindsey Graham: Tell him cap and trade turns you off

November 16, 2009

From the American energy Alliance:

Call Lindsey Graham’s state offices:

  • Greenville, SC: 864-250-1417
  • Columbia, SC: 803-933-0112
  • Florence, SC: 843-669-1505
  • Mt. Pleasant, SC: 843-849-3887
  • Rock Hil, SC: 803-366-2828
  • Pendelton, SC: 864-646-4090

Skeptics abound in Ill. gubernatorioal race

November 13, 2009

From the Associated Press:

Most of the Republican candidates for Illinois governor flatly reject the idea that human activity contributes to global warming, a position that contradicts the overwhelming consensus among climate scientists.

Five of the seven Republican candidates claim rising temperatures have nothing to do with pollution from cars, factories or power plants.

Keep calm and carry on…

October 7, 2009

an open letter to U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue about the recent defections of companies from the Chamber…

October 7, 2009

Mr. Tom Donohue
President
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20062-2000

Dear Mr. Donohue:

We urge you to continue your strong opposition to the cap-and-tax bills passed by the House and now introduced in the Senate.

Much has been made in the pro-cap-and-tax mainstream press and trade media about the relatively few companies who have quit the Chamber over “cap and tax.” We say good riddance to rent-seekers and hypocrites:

  • Exelon Corp. is one of the very few utilities that are actually planning to make money off of “cap and tax” – up to $750 million annually per $10 increase in the price of CO2 – for doing nothing other than selling the free credits it gets from Congress, according to CEO John Rowe. Consumers and taxpayers are the ones who will be looted for this booty.
  • Apple Corp. said it was leaving the Chamber because of its supposed concerns for the environment. If Apple was really concerned about the environment, it would stop exploiting lax-to-non-existent Chinese environmental laws in the manufacture of its products. If Apple really cared about the environment, it would pressure China to adopt the Clean Air Act for starters. For all its green posturing, Apple should quit China not the Chamber.
  • Nike manufactures its shoes and clothes in sweatshops in Indonesia, paying its workers approximately $1.25 a day, while competitor New Balance manufactures its products in the U.S. So Nike wants new federal laws that place New Balance at a competitive disadvantage. Perhaps we are being too harsh. Maybe Nike is truly concerned about “global warming” increasing the temperature in its sweatshops and, thereby, decreasing the productivity of its near-slave-labor.

These are three companies out of the thousands that you represent. The Chamber has a long and proud history of being the nation’s strongest voice for American business. We are all depending on your leadership against “cap and tax,” which will do nothing but harm American businesses, families, workers, consumers and, ultimately, America itself.

Sincerely,

Steve Milloy
Publisher, JunkScience.com

Boycott Nike

September 30, 2009

Nike has quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because the Chamber opposes Waxman-Markey.

I don’t know about you, but I won’t be purchasing any Nike products for a while. If you oppose the socialist-takeover-of-America-via-global warming, you won’t either.

Goodbye Nike — and don’t let cap-and-trade hit you in the sweatshops.

NoNike

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