Global Warming

Congressman Joe Barton’s Climate Change Expert Under Investigation

Remember back in 2006 when Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) held hearings on the so-called “Climategate” brouhaha? Well, it turns out Barton’s “expert” witness was actually a plagiarist. He stole most of his “report” on climate change from a textbook – Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary by Dr. Raymond Bradley. Sources: Experts claim 2006 climate

Senator John Kerry says the Senate will pass his climate bill this year

On Sunday, Senator John Kerry (D-MA) wrote in the Washington Post about the prospects of getting the climate bill passed this year – an election year. “Conventional wisdom says that Congress ducks tough choices in election years,” Kerry said, “predicting at best a watered-down energy bill. The same doubters said health reform was dead until

Does the BP oil mess help or hurt the climate bill?

Last year, the House passed the Waxman-Markey climate bill on June 26. The Senate is supposed to unveil the Kerry-Boxer climate bill on Wednesday. To those on the left, the Kerry-Boxer bill is a give away to the fossil fuel industry. To those on the right, it’s another example of the fascist-commie-leftist plot to take

“Drill baby” what’s this all about? Never heard of it says GOP Senators

Now that thousands of barrels of oil are spewing into the Gulf of Mexico by the hour, Republican senators are pretending that “Drill, Baby, Drill” was never a party slogan. “I think there was a candidate that used that,” Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) said. “I think our phrase was ‘drill here, drill now,’ meaning here

Kerry Says Climate Bill Coming Soon

Despite losing a key Republican backer and the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Senator John Kerry (D-MA) said that the climate bill will be unveiled “very, very soon.”

Obama’s Liberal Agenda: Offshore Drilling

What’s so gut-busting laugh-out-loud funny is that conservatives keep trying to portray President Obama as a left-wing weirdo sitting around smoking hash and lathering himself up with patchouli oil. If you look at his policies — yes, even health care reform — it’s pretty clear that Obama is marginally left-of-center. Take for instance his plan

NPR: Warming Planet Can Mean More Snow

With snow blanketing much of the country, the topic of global warming has become the butt of jokes.

Climate skeptics built an igloo in Washington, D.C., during the recent storm and dedicated it to former Vice President Al Gore, who’s become the public face of climate change. There was also a YouTube video called “12 inches of global warming” that showed snow plows driving through a blizzard.

Biologists Say Mass Extinction Underway

A majority of the nation’s biologists are convinced that a “mass extinction” of plants and animals is underway that poses a major threat to humans in the next century, yet most Americans are only dimly aware of the problem, a poll says.

The rapid disappearance of species was ranked as one of the planet’s gravest environmental worries, surpassing pollution, global warming and the thinning of the ozone layer, according to the survey of 400 scientists commissioned by New York’s American Museum of Natural History.

White House Geeks Answer YouTube Questions

Despite the technical glitches, White House staff answers some pretty good questions about everything from No Child Left Behind, Iran sanctions, felon voting rights, Afghanistan, carbon taxing, the bank bailouts and more.

The Progressive Problem

Sarah Palin has achieved what Ralph Nader never could – she’s the leader of a populist revolution. Palin is successful because she appeals to the lowest common denominator and progressives, like Nader, appeal to high level intellect.

Complete Text of President Obama’s 2010 State of the Union Speech (Video)

This is the complete text of President Obama’s State of the Union delivered on Jan. 27, 2010 and transcribed by the White House. The topics were health care, war, economy, bipartisanship, transparency, gays in the military and a bunch of other stuff. The complete text is presented here to maintain the public record and inform the country and world about what Obama said. I’ll leave the question of why he said these things to be decoded by other people much smarter than I.

Global warming naysayers debunked

Leading scientists, including a Nobel Prize-winner, have rounded on studies used by climate sceptics to show that global warming is a natural phenomenon connected with sunspots, rather than the result of the man-made emissions of carbon dioxide.

Fox News Embraces Cyber-Terrorism to Subvert the Copenhagen Summit

No one in the mainstream media, it seems, has the guts to take on this scandal. This isn’t some penny ante affair about graft or infidelity. This is a direct assault on our national values, on who we are as Americans. At one time, the criminal types who burglarized the Watergate or the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s doctor were reviled. Now they have their own network. Bret Baier set the scene last Thursday:

The Global Warming Debate: Take 743

Here’s the complete transcript of a debate between me and @GregWHoward on Twitter. It’s almost 2010 and this is how far we’ve come in the health care global warming debate. This exchange took place today. I started the debate, unknowingly, by criticizing a stupid joke. I retweeted an update by @GregWHoward with the hashtage #DumbestJokeEver

Critical thinking, climate change and corporate control

There are people who believe that Earth’s climate is changing. They believe that the planet is warming and that human activity – burning fossil fuel – is partially to blame for that warming. These are the scientists, and everyone else who appreciates the value of science and understands that polluting the environment is dramatically effecting the delicate ecosystem here on Earth.