The BIG Freeze

Frozen canals of Venice Feb. 2012 Currently Europe is under a cold spell. Dangerous low temperatures have hit Eastern Europe, shutting down schools, trapping thousands in transit and claiming lives. The worst parts are Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia. The hardest hit is Ukraine where temperatures are as low as minus 36 Celsius. This big freeze seems confusing to many as thoughts of glo... More

Time to burn some tires and clear-cut rainforests…

…’cause apparently that’s what it would take for the U.N., Al Gore, and other global warming alarmists to be correct. You know the line: the earth is heating up, humans are to blame, the ice caps will melt in about five minutes, etc. The Very Smart People who tell us these things and then advocate for all sorts of new, expensive, insufficient means of producing electricity that o... More

Save the Planet: Eliminate the People (Ladies first)

A couple of items came across my bow in the last week that present an interesting one-two punch. First came news that former vice president, and current high priest of Gaia, Al Gore, has advocated population control as a means to protect the planet. From the article: “One of the things we could do about it is to change the technologies, to put out less of this pollution, to stabilize the popul... More

NASA: 25 years after the Challenger, It’s gone green.

It was 25 years ago that I, and so many others, watched the space shuttle Challenger lifting off… and then explode. Later that day, President Reagan delivered a simple, and powerful message about the national tragedy. Concerning NASA and its mission, Reagan said, The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the fut... More

"Scientists Reverse Belief in Man-made Global Warming" – Inhofe blog @ EPW

From the Inhofe blog at the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public works: Climate Momentum Shifting: Prominent Scientists Reverse Belief in Man-made Global Warming – Now SkepticsGrowing Number of Scientists Convert to Skeptics After Reviewing New Research Following the U.S. Senate’s vote today on a global warming measure (see today’s AP article: Senate Defeats Clima... More

The Vatican's UN intervention re: climate change

Dom makes the point I was going to make before (and better than) me: The comments by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Holy See�s observer at the United Nations on global climate change got a lot of attention in the press and blogosphere. The archbishop threw the Vatican�s weight behind the climate change �consensus�, including that �the scientific evidence for global warming and for h... More

BettNet on statistics showing greenhouse gas pollutions down

More grist for the (hopefully energy-efficient/minimal-waste-producing) mill: “To sum up: Even as population grew, American industry grew, the amount of energy consumed grew, and the amount Americans used their cars grew, greenhouse gas emissions went down. Despite everything that environmental extremists tell us we need to do to ?save the environment? from the ?human-caused? catastrophe of... More

CNS's excellent coverage of the Vatican's seminar on global warming

I’d like to copy the whole article, but I’ll restrain myself and just pull about every other quotation, along with my comments in italics. Hopefully this adds some clarification to the discussion. You can read for yourself here. First, things got somewhat rowdy: VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Despite being held in a cool, climate-controlled conference room, some early discussions at a Vat... More

Pope Benedict, climate change & Cardinal Martino.

Reuters ran a story today entitled, “Pope should talk climate change with Bush: cardinal”. I realize this is a sensitive issue with many people, but it’s important and I’m interested. Going on what the article says, Cardinal Martino said that he “believes the Pontiff should raise the dangers of climate change and global warming with U.S. President George W. Bush when ... More

Climate change and the USCCB

I’m trying to figure out what the relationship status is between the USCCB and the various global warming lobbies. This article by CNS, “Nuncio says by living simply Catholics can help protect the earth”, I think may provide some clues. Unfortunately, I have a very busy afternoon and won’t be able to add my comments until later. In the meantime, I’d love to hear yours... More

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