Posts Tagged ‘climate change’


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World Water Day is a Waste


Thursday March 22nd, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:48am PDT   •   0 Comments

March 22 is World Water Day but that may have escaped notice, particularly in flooded areas of the central United States. So what is this day about? According to the official site, it is about “exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.” As some readers may have noted,…
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Jerry Brown Claims California Wildfires Are “The New Normal.”


Monday December 11th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:56am PST   •   0 Comments

As fires rage in southern California, driving nearly 90,000 people from their homes, recurring governor Jerry Brown explains that that because of climate change such fires could be “the new normal” and “this could be something that happens every year or every few years.” As usual, the governor ignores a key back story. The…
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ClimateScience.Con


Tuesday June 6th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:39am PDT   •   0 Comments

President Trump has pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord on the grounds that it puts the energy reserves of the United States, including coal, “under lock and key” while allowing other nations to develop their coal resources and coal jobs. The Paris deal is therefore “a massive redistribution of United…
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Costing Out Governor Moonbeam


Thursday December 15th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:26am PST   •   0 Comments

Back in the day, Jerry Brown earned the nickname “Governor Moonbeam” for proposing that California launch its own communications satellite. “I didn’t get that moniker for nothing,” Brown recently proclaimed, adding, “if Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite.” The governor did not indicate what this satellite might cost,…
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Government Gasbag Punishes the Working Poor


Monday December 1st, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:57am PST   •   1 Comment

Gasoline prices are running at their lowest level in years, a great boost for embattled consumers with the holiday season approaching. Unfortunately, the ruling class isn’t about to let that continue. The ruling class operates on the superstition that the world is getting hotter, that this is entirely due to human activity, and that…
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Cap and Raid


Wednesday August 13th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 6:27am PDT   •   0 Comments

The ruling class likes to portray its predations as targeting the rich, the one percent, and those at the top. In reality, the Pillage People target everybody, particularly working people. For example, in January, government regulations will cause California’s already high gasoline prices to jump 13 to 20 cents a gallon. This is the…
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Government BS


Wednesday April 30th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:05am PDT   •   0 Comments

The recent report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change echoed the usual warnings, but one of the report’s 235 authors offered something of a new spin. Sivan Kartha, a senior scientist with the Stockholm Environment Institute’s US Center in Somerville, Massachusetts, told NPR, “There’s no single techno-fix, there’s no silver bullet,…
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Tesla Loan Payoff No Boost for Stimulus


Friday May 24th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:00am PDT   •   5 Comments

Tesla Motors Inc. is paying back its government loan of $465 million in full, and nine years early. This is being billed as “a huge boost for the Obama administration and clean energy firms.” Actually it isn’t. It is customary to pay back loans in full, so that is hardly a news item, and…
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Soaring Gasoline Prices: Why the President Wants You to Pay More


Thursday February 21st, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:53am PST   •   27 Comments

Gasoline prices are up 75 cents a gallon since December and now double what they were when President Obama was inaugurated. Motorists in southern California are already paying more than $5 a gallon and prices are headed resolutely skyward. What could be the reason? First, understand that soaring gasoline prices are not due to…
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NSF Awards $700,000 for Theater Play on Global Warming


Wednesday October 6th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 2:28am PDT   •   5 Comments

Mark Hemingway comments in the Washington Examiner on a report in the New York Times that with 10% unemployment, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a theater company with a grant of $700,000 to produce a stage play to “educate” the public regarding the claims of global warming. “One in 10 Americans are…
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