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Bill de Nye: Denying science is “unpatriotic”

Bill continues to embarrass himself and gain followers in the low-to-no information crowd.  Now he misrepresents the Constitution (U.S.) in an apparent effort to shame persons who don’t swallow the hook of anthropogenic global climate warming change  (with line and sinker).

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Are Ivory Towers sustainable? Do political scientists use the scientific method?

No, no, no, certainly not.  The following comes from academician Robert Kuttner writing about carbon (or so he thinks), markets (or so he thinks) and too much freedom (or so he thinks).  BTW, ivory is 30% collagen, which contains the “C” word. Not sustainable.  Unfortunately, gross ignorance of real science seems to be flourishing.

‘But in the world where we actually live, markets do not produce the “right” price. There are many small examples of this failure, but also three immense ones that should have discredited the libertarian premise by now. Global climate change is the most momentous. The price of carbon-based energy is “correct”—it reflects what consumers will pay and what producers can supply—if you leave out the fact that carbon is destroying a livable planet. Markets are not competent to price this problem. Only governments can do that.’

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Haughty John Kerry on climate science – as settled as gravity

Speaking at the Atlantic Council ( http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/ ) today, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry offered this:

“So when science tells us that our climate is changing and human beings are largely causing that change, by what right do people stand up and just say, ‘well, I dispute that, or I deny that elementary truth?’ ”

“And yet there are those that do so,” he said.

By what right?  Several come to mind.  

Read more at http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/03/12/john-kerry-says-climate-science-is-as-settled-as-gravity/ .

Downhill with Bill Nye – Bare slopes in Jackson Hole, WY show climate change

H/T to Michelle Malkin for this one from Bill Nye back in early February, providing clear photographic evidence of anthropogenic global climate warming change weather disruption in Jackson Hole, WY, home of some of the most enjoyable skiing and snowboarding in the American West.  Also a fine location for the après-ski set.

http://michellemalkin.com/2015/02/10/bill-nye-shares-climate-change-proof-the-wyoming-hills-are-alive-with-science/

But, as we might expect, there was one glaring error with the picture Nye posted – it isn’t a picture of Jackson Hole.

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The Utopia Experiment – The inconvenient reality of Greenism…

… and its close relatives self-sustainability, simpler lifestyles and general hippie-ness. It short, it won’t work.

How do we know?  Courtesy of a group of bipedal lab rats headed up by one Dylan Evans, author of The Utopia Experiment”.  Evans was apparently upset by a lack of challenge in his academic life and decided to play house, the rules being that there were no houses or tech or hygiene because society had collapsed. Rather than move to a more survivable locale (think Thor Heyerdahl with the little woman in Polynesia through his book Fatu Hiva – Back to Nature), Evans chose a little piece of Heaven on the northern shores of the Black Isle, north of Inverness, Scotland to play post-apocalyptic eco-warrior king-guy.  In his own words from an article in the UK Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/31/i-quit-my-job-to-set-up-commune):

In early 2006 I was 39, living in Bristol and working at one of the best robotics labs in the world. I had become increasingly obsessed with what life would be like if civilisation collapsed, and thought that I could find out by setting up a community that acted as if it already had. I created a website called An Experiment In Utopia, and announced that I was creating a novel kind of community based on three main ideas. I wrote:

1. It will be a LEARNING COMMUNITY – each member must have a distinctive skill or area of knowledge that they can teach to the others.

2. It will be a WORKING COMMUNITY – no money is required from the members, but all must contribute by working.

3. It will be strictly TIME-LIMITED. This is not an attempt to found an ongoing community. The experiment will last 18 months. Members may stay for months, but may also come for as little as two weeks.

In a word, think of a cross between Plato’s Academy and The Beach.

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KillTheDrill – Offshore (kinda), but deepwater drilling?

Hat tip to M. Malkin for sending this out today.

http://twitchy.com/2015/01/27/killthedrill-senator-menendez-tweets-laughably-fake-oil-rig-photo/

The 1-2 education sucker punch of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards

Thought Common Core was bad?  You’re right, it is, but there’s even more bad news – the junk science of K-12 NGSS (http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards). These two copyrighted “education reform” programs are directly related, so it’s no surprise both have been backdoored into the states under the guise of progress – namely college and career preparation.

Wyoming was among the first states to question NGSS, but now the Wyoming Legislature and education community are considering adopting them.  The rest of the country needs to know just how bad these national junk science/indoctrination standards really are and who supports them – you won’t be surprised.

In the weeks ahead, I’ll be providing information on NGSS, starting with an overview and analysis.  Let’s start with one of my favorites – a Kindergarten standard in Life Science (bold emphasis added):

“K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

[Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants do not; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and that all living things need water.]”

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