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Technical Review Committee Approves Parkside Project In Asheville

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 7, 2008

An embedded Thunder Pig Reporter has just phoned me to say that the Parkside Project met with unanimous approval from the TRC in Asheville.

I will have more details as they become available.

This is a victory for reasonable and law-abiding citizens everywhere, and a defeat for the unreasonable sort of people who oppose capitalism!

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**update** 3.23 PM

I forgot that there was going to be live coverage in the comments section of Scrutiny Hooligans, and will direct you there for a blow-by-blow account from the Hooligans in the room.

**update** 3.44 PM

I couldn’t find any of my videos where I cut down trees, so I’ll let this guy give tips on how to cut down a tree:

I’ll volunteer my services to cut down the Magnolia Tree for Coleman, if he will accept it.

Oh, and make sure these people are not nearby when the deed is done:

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Less Air Pollution Killing Amazon Rain Forest

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 8, 2008


LONDON (Reuters) – Cleaner air due to reduced coal burning could help destroy the Amazon this century, according to a finding published on Wednesday that highlights the complex challenges of global climate change.

The study in the journal Nature identified a link between reduced sulphur dioxide emissions from coal burning and increased sea surface temperatures in the tropical North Atlantic that boosts the drought risk in the Amazon rainforest.

With the rainforest already threatened by development, higher global temperatures could tip the balance, they said.

“Generally pollution is a bad thing but in this case improving the air may have ironically led to a drying of the Amazon,” said Peter Cox, a researcher at the University of Exeter in Britain, who led the study.

The Amazon — the world’s largest tropical rainforest — plays a critical role in the global climate system because it contains about one tenth of the total carbon stored in land ecosystems.

The researchers used a climate-carbon model to simulate the impacts of future climate change on the Amazon and compared it to data from a 2005 drought that devastated a large chunk of the rainforest.

They estimated that by 2025 a drought on the same scale could happen every other year and by 2060 such a crisis could hit nine out of every ten years — enough to turn the rainforest into savannah grassland, Cox said.

Source: Reuters

Commentary

So, the very efforts of Liberals to ‘save the earth’ are actually contributing to ever worsening conditions, both on a planetary scale, and in what were formerly Free Markets.

I think Quinn’s First Law sums this up quite nicely:

Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent. Similarly, government bureaucracies never solve problems, they manage them and exacerbate the ones they created by interfering with market forces and processes.

They say that there used to be an advanced civilization in the Sahara region thousands of years ago, and the area used to be lush, and green. If this is so, then we need to consider the possibility that liberals just might be responsible for creating the Sahara Desert. It’s something to think about.

Posted in Environmental Lunacy, Pollution | Leave a Comment »

Project Vulcan CO2 Map and Video

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 10, 2008

I’m a Map Geek, and one of my favorite Map Blogs, The Map Room, spotlighted a map released from Project Vulcan, and I took the liberty of cutting the portion out of our region, and sharing it with you here:

There is also a video that explains a bit more:

Project Vulcan

Of course, Global warming is still a hoax, CO2 is a very minor Green House Gas, and the globe is now coolingI just like maps.

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What is Ted Turner Smoking?

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 4, 2008

Here is the money quote:


Not doing it will be catastrophic. We’ll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals.

That prediction is just plain nuts. Global Warming would be a boon to mankind, with increased growing seasons, the opening of new territory for crop land, and more rain. On the other hand, Global Cooling would be a unmitigated disaster for mankind, with shorter growing seasons, less land available for growing crops, and increased periods of drought…which we are beginning to experience…as the past year has seen Global temps plummet.

Sadly, there are probably millions of lefties out there who nod their heads in agreement when they hear this Environmental Fear-Mongering put forth by the Global Warming Idiots. (Say, have you noticed that they have ever so subtly starting to refer to “Climate Change” instead of Global Warming? They realize that the jig is very close to being up…) All the evidence is pointing to a cool down, and this will only make the socialists, lefties, and progressives all the more desperate to seize control, and steal your freedoms…using a lie to do it. These people do not care about the earth, all they want is power over other people.

Posted in Environmental Lunacy, global warming, idiots, Progressives | Leave a Comment »

Temperature Monitors Report Widescale Global Cooling

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 27, 2008

Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures
wipes out a century of warming

Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile — the list goes on and on.

No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA’s GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.

A compiled list of all the sources can be seen here. The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C — a value large enough to wipe out nearly all the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year’s time. For all four sources, it’s the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.

Source: Daily Tech

Commentary

The evidence is mounting from every quarter that the earth is cooling, not warming. I can imagine lefty enviros out protesting Global Warming in the snow in the next few decades, as it piles ever higher around them.

Posted in Environmental Lunacy, Global Ice Age, global warming, Progressives, science | 2 Comments »

Some Convenient Facts; Sun & Ocean Driving Climate, Not CO2

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 26, 2008

I am at a public terminal so I will be brief as I have 8 minutes left on my time:

The above video is something you won’t hear from the Chicken-Littles in the Global Warming Climate Change fear monger community. Below, is a portion of an excellent article:

Atmospheric CO2 levels have been rising over the past century, and show no sign of slowing down. The apparent association between rising CO2 levels and rising surface temperatures has fueled an apocalyptic media feeding frenzy over the past decade and a half–carrying many politicians and opportunists along with a gullible public. A more sober analysis appears to indicate that other factors may be much more important than the low level CO2 effect.

Source: Al Fin, where there are charts, and links to more information on this most dangerous hoax that is being perpetrated on our civilization.

Posted in al fin, CAGW, Environmental Lunacy, global warming | Leave a Comment »

The Champs Elysees Republicans

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 25, 2008

The Financial Times joined the EUnuchs in celebrating current U.S. financial markets’ instability. The EUrocrats are, as usual, rejoicing in our problems, saying that we’d be so much better off if only we adopted their socialist economic theories. But Europe — and it’s projected 1.5-1.8% growth — is in worse shape than we, not better. Nevertheless, FT pompously passed along the call to “wake up, America!”

It is worth noting that this chortling occurred amid a meltdown of Europe’s own stock markets. They’ve got their priorities, though.

OK, so let’s pay attention to Europe.

Just the day before the FT article appeared, the European Confederation of Iron and Steel Industries pleaded with the European Commission to stop the hemorrhaging from their global warming carbon cap-and-trade rationing scheme. The reason is that this put their industry at a big competitive disadvantage compared to Chinese, Russian, Indian, U.S. and other producers.

This scheme that has sent European steelmaking jobs to Kentucky and Alabama, is also what Sens. John McCain, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Gov. Mike Huckabee are all advocating. It’s good to know the Europeans might be nice to them.

Just the day before that cry for help from lagging European industry, the European Roundtable of Industrialists similarly begged the Commission, saying this program could destroy the competitive position of European industry. The letter was signed by the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, a company which had all along pushed for the scheme, as far back as when Enron pioneered the (very Enron-esque) moneymaking deal here, before the, ah, unpleasantness.

This reminds me of the arrogance dogging U.S. industry lobbyists advocating imposition of this economic millstone here. Experience notwithstanding, they convince themselves that they can ride the back of the tiger of energy rationing policies and not end up in the tiger’s belly. Europe has proven that these schemes will not work as promised, and will get out of the control of the big businesses who push them as useful idiots of the environmentalist industry.

One reason we haven’t seen such legislation pass here — yet — is because thieves tend to fall out when it comes time to split up the loot, and industry and their political pals haven’t agreed on who gets to pick your pocket.

But Europe plans to treat us with more hectoring, Given the pain from just three years of a regulatory experiment to hide their inefficient energy tax they now promise a trade war.

The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barosso, vowed to impose trade sanctions on countries that haven’t adopted Europe’s rationing scheme. (Never mind that I’ve documented that they’re cheating under it). This is a direct admission we that the scheme is doing precisely as we warned, and killing their economy.

Remember this when you hear ”cap and trade” sold domestically as creating “green collar jobs.” That’s nonsense. Though some brokerages have done well and utilities, some oil companies and others have been given windfall profits in the trillions, the real cost is the number of jobs high energy costs are chasing away. They have even driven steel jobs here, at the expense of EU economic growth.

Source: Human Events

Commentary

Carbon Cap & Trade is code for Communism seeking a go in the west at Wealth Transfer.
It treats carbon as currency…much like Enron [1] [2].

Governor Mike Huckabee’s support for a cap and trade system is unacceptable for a so-called “Conservative” [1] [2] [3].

Posted in 2008, economic socialism, Environmental Lunacy, global warming, GOP, Mike Huckabee | Leave a Comment »

New York Times Challenges Global Warming Supporters

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 1, 2008

Yep, the whole thin is starting to crack, and even the Times is whacking at the greenie weenies:

Today’s interpreters of the weather are what social scientists call availability entrepreneurs: the activists, journalists and publicity-savvy scientists who selectively monitor the globe looking for newsworthy evidence of a new form of sinfulness, burning fossil fuels.

A year ago, British meteorologists made headlines predicting that the buildup of greenhouse gases would help make 2007 the hottest year on record. At year’s end, even though the British scientists reported the global temperature average was not a new record – it was actually lower than any year since 2001 – the BBC confidently proclaimed, “2007 Data Confirms Warming Trend.”

When the Arctic sea ice last year hit the lowest level ever recorded by satellites, it was big news and heralded as a sign that the whole planet was warming. When the Antarctic sea ice last year reached the highest level ever recorded by satellites, it was pretty much ignored. A large part of Antarctica has been cooling recently, but most coverage of that continent has focused on one small part that has warmed.

Source: Newsbusters

Well, the New York Times has given me a let Christmas Gift!

It must suck to be a follower of the Global Warming Religion.

Posted in CAGW, Environmental Lunacy, global warming | 1 Comment »

Video: Elaine Lite Hearts George McGovern!!!

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 25, 2007

Find more videos like this on AshVid.Net

I nearly fell out of my chair when I heard Elaine Lite speak lovingly of the “Defeated in a Landslide” Defeatocrat George McGovern!! I guess these people never learn.

This video could be more dangerous to her candidacy than the world-famous Carolina Stomper video of her dancing around a Magnolia tree, which I have taken the opportunity to embed below for the shear joy of it!

Posted in asheville, candidates, Environmental Lunacy, Progressives, video | 5 Comments »

QUIZ: Ecological Footprint

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 22, 2007

I took an Ecological Quiz this morning, and here are my results of what it would take to sustain me, and the results if everyone lived like me:

CATEGORY ACRES
FOOD………. 5.9
MOBILITY… 23.5
SHELTER……. 6.2
GOODS/SERVICES 33.6
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 69

IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS 24 ACRES PER PERSON.

WORLDWIDE, THERE EXIST 4.5 BIOLOGICALLY PRODUCTIVE ACRES PER PERSON.

IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NEED 15.6 PLANETS.

Hat Tip: AsheVillein

WooHoo!

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