Environment

Daily Show “Reports” on Cape Wind Opposition

By Marc Comtois | August 9, 2007 |

Yeah, Jon Stewart has honed his knives at the expense of many a conservative…but here he takes a stab at some liberal hypocrites. Via Watthead.

The Carbon Offset “Smokescreen”

By Marc Comtois | April 26, 2007 |

According to a report in the Financial Times: Companies and individuals rushing to go green have been spending millions on “carbon credit” projects that yield few if any environmental benefits… The FT investigation found: ■ Widespread instances of people and organisations buying worthless credits that do not yield any reductions in carbon emissions. ■ Industrial…

They’re Baaack…

By Carroll Andrew Morse | April 24, 2007 |

Not going quietly into the night or, more importantly, into tomorrow’s proceeding where the URI Student Senate will vote on revoking their recognition, Ryan Bilodeau and the University of Rhode Island College Republicans have chosen today to celebrate “the first annual Global Cooling Day”…The University of Rhode Island College Republicans, a student group currently in…

Al Gore, Working in A Zinc Mine and Going Down Down

By Marc Comtois | March 17, 2007 |

Al Gore = fish in barrel (via Glenn Reynolds): Al Gore Jr. received more than $500,000 in royalties from the owners of zinc mines who held mineral leases on his farm near Carthage, Tenn. Now the mines have a new owner and are scheduled to reopen later this year. Before the mines closed in 2003,…

Scientists to Gore: “Cool the Hype”

By Marc Comtois | March 13, 2007 |

The NY Times reports: “I don’t want to pick on Al Gore,” Don J. Easterbrook, an emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, told hundreds of experts at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. “But there are a lot of inaccuracies in the statements we are seeing, and we have to…

Biofuel Pact = Latest Bush Conspiracy!!!!

By Marc Comtois | March 9, 2007 |

Well, silly me, here I thought that the Biofuel Pact that will be signed by President Bush and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would be viewed as a good thing. Here’s what I thought would be the main storyline: President Bush sees the new agreement with Brazil on ethanol as a way to…

One Conservative’s Climate Change Confessional

By Marc Comtois | March 8, 2007 |

OK, prompted by some comments to my recent post on our frigid February and by a ProJo letter to the editor which asked: :Please provide the names of just two skeptics who work in the field of climate science and who have been published in respected peer-reviewed journals. Help me to escape the intellectual manacles…

“Weather story that’s not topping the news”

By Marc Comtois | March 7, 2007 |

After receiving our most recent gas bill from National Grid–and picking my wife up off of the floor–I thought back and realized that, “Gee, February was a pretty cold month.” Don Surber (Via Glenn Reynolds) calls this the “Weather story that’s not topping the news.” He links to several stories, here’s one example: It was…

Do Aldroids Dream of Inconvenient Hypocrisy?

By Marc Comtois | February 26, 2007 |

Ya know, do they really have to make it so easy? (via Instapundit): Last night, Al Gore’s global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy. Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area…

Our Warming Planet

By Marc Comtois | January 30, 2007 |

I’d heard of the Medieval Warm Period (for a good, sensible analysis, I’d recommend “The Global Warming Two-Step” by William Tucker), but the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum was a new one to me until I received an unbidden issue of Inside Smithsonian Research in the mail the other day. In it was an article on how…