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Climate Change Archives

Paris Accord fail

President Trump pulled the US out of the Paris Accords on climate change. So how’s that worked out? As a matter of fact, you don’t actually have to sign a piece of paper in order to make big improvements there, and in some cases it seems to hurt.

With over 70 different gender identities out there (so far), what if we held the Left to their own rules about recognizing all of them. One Representative in Massachusetts did that, and it demonstrates how completely without meaning those words are.

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Massachusetts Republican beats trans driver’s license bill by forcing votes on all 73 genders

‘Who’s the cleanest of them all’

Study: U.S. Leads World In Reducing CO2 Emissions, While Paris Accord Nations Break Promises

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Republican Karen Handel won the Georgia 6th district runoff

The runoff for the Georgia US House of Representatives 6th district was a nationally watched race. As with a few other races since President Trump was elected, this was painted as a referendum on him as much (or perhaps more) as it was about local issues.

As it turned out, Republican Karen Handel won with a 4% margin over the (well-financed) Democrat John Ossoff. Here are my thoughts.

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Karen Handel wins; latest Georgia 6th District runoff results

Scientists find evidence of global warming on Mars

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The March for Settled Science

On April 22nd, people took to the streets in what was called the March for Science! It’s not really explained who would be against science; that was just a convenient straw man. In fact, there was a good representation of anti-Trump signs, so that it seemed this was equal parts scientific and political. And many folks would agree that science has become too politicized, though the marchers probably couldn’t see that it’s being done by both sides, including theirs.

Republicans are continuing to work on their repeal and replacement of ObamaCare. Well, it’s more like a “repeal and rename” strategy. Much of the failures of ObamaCare remain, but now Republicans will be blamed when the train wreck happens; a pre-existing condition that would have happened anyway, but now that the GOP will claim to have “fixed” it without actually fixing it, they’ll bring the blame on themselves.

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20 Funniest Signs at the March for Science

Science vs. Science™!

The March for … What?

House Freedom Caucus endorses Republicans’ revised health care plan; centrists still wary

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More room for these guys

More room for these guys

It’s that time once again where I read a quote and you try to figure out who said it. This time out, it’s from a document, so there’s not so much a “who” said it as it is what document it’s from. It’s an important document, so I’ll give you that hint. And it has something to do with abuse of the IRS’s power.

And what do you do when your computer models don’t match reality? Do you reprogram the model? Climate alarmists take a different approach; they modify reality, or at least, the data that is supposed to represent reality. Listen in to find out what reality is, and why they’re having struggles dealing with it.

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Answer to Name That Quote

“Recycled” hard drive at the FEC too?

Government Data Show U.S. in Decade-Long Cooling

Global warming computer models confounded as Antarctic sea ice hits new record high with 2.1million square miles more than is usual for time of year

Schadenfreude [Wikipedia]

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Episode 63: Global Warming Deja Vu

Stuck in the global warming

Stuck in the global warming

A one-topic episode, wherein I note how the global warming issue has been spun a long while ago, a little while ago, and today. This is an episode full of deja vu and irony, all packed into 10 minutes or less.

A ship trying to document the effects of global warming in Antarctica got stuck in the thickening ice. If it was melting, they’d blame it on global warming, but, even though they think it’s melting everywhere else but where they are, they can still find a way to blame more ice on warming as well. Isn’t it great when every single data point fits your narrative?

For fans of Shire Network News, I’ve dusted off my very first segment from that auspicious podcast, which (among other things) covered a similar expedition to the North Pole in 2007, that ended pretty much the same way.

And finally, now that the dipping of the polar vortex is over, let’s look at how the same phenomenon was explained in the 1970s. Guess what they blamed back then!

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Frozen Out: 98% of Stories Ignore That Ice-bound Ship Was On Global Warming Mission

1974 : NCAR Called Global Cooling The “New Norm” And Blamed Climate Disasters On It

A Compilation of News Articles on the Global Cooling Scare of the 1970’s

Scientists reject claims of record cold being caused by ‘global warming’ – Time Mag. blamed ‘polar vortex’ on ‘global cooling’ in 1974 – Special Report

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Are the Crusades typical of most wars? (Hint: No.)

Are the Crusades typical of most wars? (Hint: No.)

The school voucher program in Louisiana is a fantastic success. The high school graduation is significantly up, and the poorest are benefiting the most. So, of course, Obama’s Justice Department is suing to stop it on the ground of … diversity? Really? (Yes, really.)

Would you believe that Antarctic ice is at a 35-year record level, and that temperatures have stopped rising? And this in spite of the fact that CO2 is being added to the atmosphere at a record pace? You should. Because, y’know, it’s true.

Is religion the major cause of war? Are the Crusades just one of many examples of how religion has caused so much conflict over the course of human history? I’ve got the stats for you.

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Obama Administration Ignores the Facts on Louisiana Voucher Program

Antarctica Not Melting: Ice Levels At Record High

Antarctic sea ice hit 35-year record high Saturday

The Myth that Religion is the #1 Cause of War

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You can keep...what, exactly?

You can keep…what, exactly?

Once again I’m back with a 10-minute-or-less romp through the events of the day.

I tried to keep from dealing too much with ObamaCare in this episode, having said as much as I did last episode, but this issue is just sucking the oxygen out of the news cycle. First off, I consider what the problem was that ObamaCare was supposed to solve, and realize that the solution is worse than the problem.

Global warming has “paused” for 17 years now, and a peer-reviewed study suggests it might be doing that for another 20 years or so. And it’s all due to natural, ecological cycles. (Imagine that.)

President Obama recently said that you can keep your policy if you like it, except if you can’t. That was referring to the individual, private insurance market. Kathleen Sebelius has now added that caveat to another, much larger, insurance group.

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Global warming “pause” may last for 20 more years

Global warming ‘pause’ may last for 20 more years and Arctic sea ice has already started to recover

Obama: “What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn’t Changed Since The Law Passed”

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Looks like the first debate did have quite an effect on the views of the public. At one point, Romney was leading in New Hampshire. (Yes, that New Hampshire.)

For the past 16 years, global warming has stopped. Climate alarmists are still finding way to be alarmed, pushing out the goalposts to 20 years to see if they should be worried. (Yes, they’re worried about warming, and when it stops warming, they’re still worried.)

Drone strikes by the Obama administration have quintupled over the eeevil Bush administration. The anti-war Left could not be reached for comment, due to the fact that a Democrat is currently in the White House.

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PollTracker (from Talking Points Memo)

Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released… and here is the chart to prove it

Obama’s 262 Drone Strikes in Pakistan

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Now that the Olympics are over, and burning questions have been answered, like the controversy over Gabby Douglas’ hair, we can sit back and discuss the simpler questions of life, like global warming and voter fraud.

The United States is leading the world in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Yes, even without signing on to the Kyoto Protocol, if such a thing could be imagined. And it’s getting worse in Europe where cap-and-trade schemes are making the switch away from coal make less and less economic sense. But the carbon credit brokers are getting paid, so that must make it all OK.

The Norm Coleman / Al Franken election in Minnesota was decided by fewer votes than the number of felons who illegally voted. Voter fraud isn’t an issue? Really?

A new book by a guy with a front-row seat to the economic meltdown says that Ben Bernanke, even though he was a student of the Great Depression, and recognized the mistakes that the federal government made to extend the length of it, made the very same mistakes he promised Milton Friedman he wouldn’t repeat. Ah, just one more broken promise from this administration.

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Inside the strange world of ‘green energy’ politics and how it’s ruining the US

Global carbon-dioxide emissions increase by 1.0 Gt in 2011 to record high

York: When 1,099 felons vote in race won by 312 ballots

Fed study says Bush and the banks didn’t cause the Great Recession. The Fed did