Thursday, January 10, 2013

Howard J. Curzer: Exodus 6:2-9:35: Pharaoh, the Climate Change Skeptic
Like Pharaoh in Exodus 6:2-9:35, we in the modern world are faced with predictions of natural disasters and costly proposals for avoiding them. Looking at the natural disasters wrought upon Pharaoh's kingdom in the narrative leading up to the Israelite exodus from Egypt provides a surprising parallel to the present debates about global warming. Through a careful study, we may come to more clearly see the difference between healthy skepticism toward new theories and the unhealthy denial of evidence exhibited by many contemporary climate change skeptics.
The Four Als
As I document in my recent Global Warning: The Trials of an Unsettled Science, Al has done extremely well for himself, buying carbon offsets from the company he co-owns and chairs, Generation Investment Management, partnering with the venture capital investment firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers that is behind Terralliance, an oil wildcatter, and earning royalties from Pasminco Ltd. for a highly toxic zinc mine on his property. Then there are the tendentious books and erroneous films, and public appearances for which he charges hundreds of thousands of dollars. Al is now well on his way to amassing an indecent fortune that would make Al Capone’s stash look picayune by comparison.
Roger L. Simon » Who’s Worse — Al Gore or Bernie Madoff?
He has been on the wrong side of everything — first making AGW into a phony catastrophe and now introducing the mouthpiece of Sharia into American homes, while personally gaining hundreds of millions in the process.

What a guy.

And you thought Bernie Madoff was bad.
First contact with huge Antarctica emperor penguin colony – in pictures | Environment |
A previously unknown colony of around 9,000 emperor penguins has received its first human visitors. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey and US colleagues discovered the colony on Princess Ragnhild coast after its location was revealed in satellite images that showed fecal stains on the ice

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