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Popular Science sometimes means not having to say you really thought it through.

Ok, so that was a bit harsh.  I like Pop. Sci.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong:  Blotting Out the Sun

Filling the stratosphere with sulfur aerosols could cool the globe, but it could also cause widespread drought and destruction – Jamie Sneddon

Well, I’ll tell you what could go wrong.  According to the logic of Al Gore, by cooling the Earth we could make it warmer. Why the hell not?  By warming it we’re making it colder, he has as much as said so.

But in my heart of hearts, I agree with Sneddon, that actively seeking to change the albedo of the Earth isn’t something one f***s around with lightly.

And LiveScience where sometimes there’s cool neat stuff and sometimes there’s pure idiocy, they actually uttered this about forest fire severity and the correlation to global warming:

While it’s melting glaciers and creating more intense hurricanes, global warming also seems to be heating up forest fires in the United States. In western states over the past few decades, more wildfires have blazed across the countryside, burning more area for longer periods of time. Scientists have correlated the rampant blazes with warmer temperatures and earlier snowmelt. When spring arrives early and triggers an earlier snow-melt, forest areas become drier and stay so for longer, increasing the chance that they might ignite.

It misses the most glaringly evident root cause of what is making wildfires worse, burning more areas for longer has been correlated with not letting regular fires clear out the undergrowth, so when there IS a fire it’s hot enough that the largest trees don’t survive – they die.  You can’t hardly wade through the stuff.  And when it dries it dries completely and it burns extremely hot.

There’s absolutely no doubt that hot weather increases the risk of fire – that’s a no-brainer – but to try to pin fire duration on “global warming” without mention of the other man-made problem, which is caused by the fact that we can’t leave well enough alone, is misleading at best and deceptive at worst.

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Bananas in the Arctic

Apparently Gore has gone bananas over the Arctic ice.  Showing still more untruths (conveniently) he opened his mouth at the Copenhagen Summit.  If he’s going to screw up, I want it to be big and I want it to be public.

Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years.

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Health care…

President Obama, surrounded by Senate Democratic leaders, said today “we are on the precipice” of major health care reform, though “there are still some differences that have to be worked on.”

We’re on the precipice of something all right.

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THIS is why they don’t let him talk w/o a teleprompter.

POTUS said he thinks energy efficiency and retrofitting are “sexy.”

“I know the idea may not be very glamorous, although I get pretty excited about it,” Obama said.

Insulation is sexy stuff,” he added. “Here’s what’s sexy about it: saving money.”

I’d like to see Michelle wear a dress made of pink insulation to the next Presidential Ball…

Announcer: And here she is now, in a low cut pink number… and boy she looks HOT.

[murmering off-camera that you can’t refer to the First Lady that way]

Announcer: NO, I mean she looks HOT… what is that, R25?

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Dedicated to LC Aggie Sith over at Hookers and Booze because LCAS’s enthusiasm was the impetus I needed to do this graphic… recognize it, even.

Here ya go, Aggie.  Contrast is low so it doesn’t look like much until you do open it.

Gets bigger if you click on it.

Sidebar ready (or shovel-ready) is a smaller size… 237 by something-or-other, but I don’t know if I’m going to add it.  It’s okayyyy, but… to me… meh.  It loses a lot when squeezed.  I’ll try it.  Look over at the right, see what you think.

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Ok, so let’s say for the sake of argument – if the hacker that exposed ClimateGate did indeed find incontrovertible proof that this AGW stuff is all a terrible lie, does Gore have to give back his Oscar?

For fun, this was a real block of ice in a real pottery shop in Japan.  Kyoto, to be exact.  There’s a convoluted joke there, but I guess it isn’t a joke if you have to point it out like I just did.  Ahem.

Apparently Obama is ignoring ClimateGate ahead of this gathering of the UN in Copenhagen.  Good news tho – Hookers are providing free services.

That’s NOTHING compared to the utter screwing all of us are going to get at the hands of these power-hungry cronies.

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Nothing says “Hey dude, have a great Christmas” quite as much as an Official Enas Yorl Hotsauce Thneed™.  Now my hot sauce will never get chilly.

Thanks Enas!  Your gift is on it’s way this week.

Notice the bear in the background, slowly edging towards the hot sauce with a pink tongue?  Bad move.  Now we have the stench of charred stuffy animal throughout the house.

I am no stranger to Dave’s Insanity Sauce™.  For those who are not familiar, let me read the side of the bottle to you:

A great cooking ingredient for sauces, soups, and stews.  Also, strips waxed floors and removes driveway grease stains.

It is true.

Years ago I was eating some – I had poured it into a bowl and was eating tortilla chips while watching Monk.  I said to myself “Ok, don’t forget to put that away later.”  Then I went to bed, asking Cruel Wife if I could sleep in.

That morning the bedroom door was violently kicked in, there was the screaming of my wife and the shrieking of my little girl who was a toddler at the time.  She had found the bowl and dipped her hand in the sauce.  It burned her sensitive skin so she did what toddlers do and put her hand in her mouth.

So here is a baby who now has burned fingers, a mouth on fire, is flailing around and we’re trying to hose her off in the shower before she can get it in her eyes.

She shrieked for 30 minutes.  Nonstop.

I was told later that I was a particular shade of green.  I wanted to step in front of a bus.

Now in the present, it is one of life’s greatest joys to make up a batch of peanut butter cookies with a teaspoon of this mixed in and take them to work.  I set them on the table outside of my office and wait for the sounds of “Oh My GOD!” and running footsteps.  It’s the small pleasures in life…

Thanks Enas!

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Pupdate 2009

Zoe’s smile is contagious.

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