~ Wow do I ever like all of the health and fitness podcast guys out there, and have thoroughly enjoyed each and every interview I’ve done. And also, with so much going on lately in Paleoland, everything shiny and new doesn’t always show up on my radar right away; or, if it does, it often takes […]
May 15th, 2011 · 43 Comments · Health & Fitness
July 4th, 2008 · Comments Off · Politics & Culture
Here’s a few things I’d wanted to blog going back a bit. Billy calls it “psychosis.” I call it “automatic lying.” Take your pick with regard to Senator Harry Reid, D-NV. See if you can manage to get through all four minutes without your head exploding. Via my cousin Steve, who defends large companies against bullshit tort claims in large and complex business litigation, this excellent WSJ Op-Ed by Bret Stephens: Global Warming as Mass Neurosis. A second explanation is theological. Surely it is no accident that the principal catastrophe predicted by global warming alarmists is diluvian in nature. Surely it is not a coincidence that modern-day environmentalists are awfully biblical in their critique of the depredations of modern society: “And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.” That’s Genesis, but it sounds like Jim Hansen. And surely it is in keeping with this essentially religious outlook that the “solutions” chiefly offered to global warming involve radical changes to personal behavior, all of them with an ascetic, virtue-centric bent: drive less, buy less, walk lightly upon the earth and so on. A light carbon footprint has become the…
May 6th, 2008 · Comments Off · Politics & Culture
Wanna know how stupid they think you are? “Global warming may ‘stop’, scientists predict” Global warming will stop until at least 2015 because of natural variations in the climate, scientists have said. Researchers studying long-term changes in sea temperatures said they now expect a “lull” for up to a decade while natural variations in climate cancel out the increases caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions. Yeah, uh-huh. Until 2015. Right. Got it. This is how it begins, folks. They’re never going to just come out and admit to being the self-serving-at-your-expense con men they all are, with the thief and liar Al Gore at their helm. Instead, they’re going to bank on how dreadfully illiterate and stupid most of the world’s population is. Setting the ethics of it aside, it’s a damn good bet. Even when temperatures begin to decline, who do you think will be taking credit, and how many will extend it? (link: McPhillips, who also links to a interview of Roy Spencer, author of Climate Confusion: How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies that Hurt the Poor. That interview (“H3: Obama’s Judgment”) begins about 10 minutes in and you can just…
May 5th, 2008 · Comments Off · Politics & Culture
Here’s an email out to a friend, who thinks he’s not religious. I beg to differ. J: In reference to our discussion of religion yesterday… In the Telegraph UK: In view of what is now at stake, such quasi-religious incantations masquerading as science are something we can no longer afford. We should get back to proper science before it is too late. [emphasis added] … Climate Audit, by Steve McIntyre, the guy who in 2006/7 got NASA to admit to a Y2K bug in their climate model, which had established 2006 as the warmest year on record (i.e., the last year for which complete data existed). Once the error was corrected — which I doubt you heard even a whisper about in the mainstream media — 2006 falls to number 4, with 1934 being the warmest ever recorded, followed by 1998 in second, and 1921 in third. … Anyway, on the Antarctic ice pack, from yesterday, just a few hours after our conversation: Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Reaches “Unprecedented” Levels On a global basis, world sea ice in April 2008 reached levels that were “unprecedented” for the month of April in over 25 years. Levels are the third highest (for…
April 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics & Culture
April 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Politics & Culture
I’m not going to get into the underlying ethics and political implications of this. The purpose is merely to understand what’s going on. This is essential reading by Warren Meyer on how the Y2K hysteria prefigures the AGW hysteria. Read it. Understand it. Integrate it. That is all.
April 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics & Culture
Of course, nobody is ever really going to cop to having been a sucker and a fool, but I’ll be satisfied if we can simply move on to the next global hobgoblin destined to wipe us out, requiring the steady guiding hand of those who seek dominion over us. Miklós Zágoni isn’t just a physicist and environmental researcher. He is also a global warming activist and Hungary’s most outspoken supporter of the Kyoto Protocol. Or was. Meteor strike, maybe? Supervolcano? What’s next? Any ideas? (via a commenter at Art’s place.) Later: I hadn’t browsed this PDF Art linked to at the time of posting. Now I have, and it’s worth a look. I just skimmed, basically, now and then stopping to study. Worth it.