Friday, September 14, 2012

In the heat of battle - Environment - NZ Herald News
Author and journalist Gareth Renowden, who runs the website Hot Topic and has published a book by the same name, predicts it won't be long before sceptics - who he calls cranks and deniers - won't have much influence.

"My own feeling is that the rate of climate change is going to become so undeniable over the next few years that these guys are going to be just totally irrelevant."
Record low temps across western Canada
“In BC alone, 22 new low record temperatures were broken Wednesday morning,” says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “About 10 were broken in southern Alberta as well.”
Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Rename the Chevy Volt to the Chevy Bastiat
This drives me crazy. Of COURSE you are filling the freaking tank. You are just filling the lead-acid (or lithium-ion) one with electrons rather than filling the hollow steel one with hydrocarbon molecules. The only difference is that you don't stand there watching the meter spin. But that should not mean that we pretend we are not filling the car and paying a cost to do so.

By the way, if you have read me before, you know I also have a problem with the EPA equivalent mileage standards for electric cars, which basically inflate the numbers by a factor of three by ignoring the second law of thermodynamics. This fraudulent mileage number, combined with the EPA's crazy-high new mileage standards, represents an implicit subsidy, almost a mandate, for electric cars that gets little attention. And that will have zero effect on energy usage because the numbers are gamed.
Popular Skeptical Science: "[W]e're all a bunch of leftists"
Ironically they were surprised by these results, apparently believing climate alarmism would be more politically "diverse".

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