Tuesday, July 05, 2011

“Climate Expert” Means Pulling Statistics Out Of Where The Sun Never Shines | Real Science
It is more than 90% likely that people who make statements like that can’t back them up with any actual data.
97% Of Climate Scientists Can’t Answer This Question | Real Science
During the 1930s, as much as 80% of the US suffered severe to extreme drought. What caused this?

If you can’t answer that question, then you certainly are not competent to claim that you know what causes current weather patterns. If you do make that claim, then you are either a fool or a liar.
Why Climate Change Has Become the “Dead Parrot Sketch” of American Politics | Power Line
Finally, I note with amusement that George Lucas has demanded that Greenpeace take down a Star Wars parody advertisement they had recently produced, claiming it violates his copyright. I’ll leave it to the copyright lawyers to argue whether the Greenpeace ad (which may still be floating around the interwebs somewhere) is a fair use parody, but the fact the Lucas refuses to lend his imagery to such a fashionable liberal cause may mean it has lost its purchase. When you can’t get a super rich Marin County liberal to get your back. . .

To paraphrase John Cleese, “I know a dead issue when I see one. . . This is an ex-issue!”
George Lucas gets his midichlorians in an uproar over Greenpeace | The Daily Caller
I didn’t think he’d do it, but he did it. That Greenpeace ad I showed you the other day, the one that parodies the Volkswagen ad with the little kid in the Darth Vader costume, has been taken down from YouTube: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Lucasfilm Ltd.” Obviously, George Lucas’s concern about protecting his copyright overrides his concern about offending treehuggers. Is he just being a big Jabba? Is this yet another sign that the global-warming fad is over? Both?

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