We have mentioned many times before the corrupting effect of government grants on climate and environmental research.
Category Archives: Green Hypocrisy
NYS wants to shut down Indian Point. Today’s excuse: for the fish.
Indian Point is a complex of two nuclear power plants about 25 miles north of NYC. It supplies roughly one quarter of the baseload power to that area.
NYS Governor Cuomo is on very solid record as wanting to shut it down.
Damn the green crazies–they want a primitive world.
I know some stuff. For example, I know that recycling is stupid “do something to prove we care” nonsense. And it’s expensive. But it makes idiots feel good about themselves.
Back in 2009 NYS “imposed the so-called 18-a energy surcharge on ratepayers” in order to finance so-called “green” agenda of energy saving/conservation programs. In theory this would help finance, for example, lower cost insulation, or perhaps subsidize replacing water heaters, etc. In other words, the usual list… An arguable process, to be sure, and bringing up the whole issue of “special” fees, etc. to handle items that should be from general tax revenue, but almost defensible. Almost…
Except that…. eyup, you know where we’re going…
Rayne is a scientist of great insights and command of the tools. He also is quite productive as a writer and analyst.
Here is a fine discussion of the gritty down to earth techniques employed by propagandists.
Oh, sure they pretend to care, sure they care about people who have little but are breaking out of the bind of poverty and deprivation.
That’s what I am told when failures of grand plans fail.
Fatal Conceit is a delusion–delusions are misbegotten beliefs and ideas. IPCC is certifiably kooky
If you are curious you can get the rating from Greenpeas. Continue reading
What can I say, remember the rule–argue the law or the facts, when they don’t go your way, pound the table.
Biofuels make no energy or even carbon sense, are not “renewables” in a sensible analysis, and compromise food supplies.
Thanks Charles Battig in AT linked below.
Clarice Feldman comments on some current troublesome events and trends.
Joe Sax died last week. Academic Lawyer from U of Colorado. Eulogized by the NYT in the item attached.
The Tesla electric car is a darling of the Rich and Yuppie enviro crowd who want to believe it’s a “green” vehicle and want to show off their tree hugging credentials. Of course the truth ain’t quite that simple, but that’s a discussion for another day.
That being said, it seems to have run afoul of political business as usual in… New Jersey. Continue reading
Words mean something. Force your opponent to use your words, you take the debate in your hands and win even with bad ideas and evidence of the failures of those ideas. It’s about perceptions and rhetorical manipulation.
Victor Davis Hanson is a Classicist, now Fellow at the Hoover. Native Californian with a farm at Selma close to Fresno.
He knows and cares about CA.