Environment


Kerry:

“As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”

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Meanwhile in Philadelphia, the Democratic Party is about to hold its convention to nominate Hillary Clinton. The weather forecast:

The heat wave that descended on the city is expected show no mercy on Sunday with temperatures around 96 degrees. It could peak on Monday, the convention’s first day, with temperatures possibly hitting 100 degrees, said Mitchell Gaines, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey.

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Secretary of State Kerry’s message to convention goers: don’t use the air conditioning!

 

Everyone talks about global warming, but nobody does anything about it.  At least, the people who talk about saving the planet the most seem to have the biggest carbon footprint. . . .

 

It seems that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who spends a lot of time telling Americans that they need to drive less, fly less, and in general reduce their consumption of fossil fuels, also flies home to see her family in Boston “almost every weekend“; the head of the Clean Air Division, Janet McCabe, does the same, but she heads to Indianapolis. In air mileage alone, the Daily Caller News Foundation estimates that McCarthy surpasses the carbon footprint of an ordinary American. . . .

Glenn Harlan Reynolds has some ideas to fix this, ah, odd situation.

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The New York State Legislature will repeal a saltwater fishing license enacted in 2009 and successfully challenged in court by East End towns.

Repeal. What a beautiful word. And you thought the direction was always for more laws and regulations.

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The recent budget drama and preparation for a government shutdown shows just how pervasive are government programs.

Both parties have brought us to this point. A pox on both their houses.

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Another political boondoggle imposed by politicians. We knew about this years ago when corn was diverted away from good to make ethanol and yet they continued the program. Oil prices reached almost $150/barrel a few years ago, are heading up again, and yet they continue to deny domestic oil and gas exploration.

This pain is the result of politicians trying to force society to change. Out with the predominant fuels and in with the new “expert” fuels. In other words, this horrible situation is the result of social engineering. From both parties. A pox on both their houses.

This is news to the NY Times.

Chuck’s email tagline reads: “Notice: It’s OK to print this email. Paper is a biodegradable, renewable, sustainable product made from trees. Growing and harvesting trees provides jobs for millions of Americans. Working forests are good for the environment and provide clean air and water, wildlife habitat and carbon storage. Thanks to improved forest management, we have more trees in America today than we had 100 years ago.”

Here. Hmm. I used to say not printing saves two kinds of green: trees and money. But I may be wrong.

Ross McKitrick:

I abhor Earth Hour. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity.
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Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty and backwardness.

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