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Oh Noes…Kinder Morgan’s Oil Spill Cover Up…Wait…What?

28 Aug

Activists are outraged… A way of Life Ruined…

Oh the humanity… the land will “never” recover!

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These guys won’t make it to the big leagues of eco-facism until they learn photo-shop…

I wasn’t prepared for what I saw. The top of the Coquihalla Summit is the highest point of any pipeline in Canada. From the that point near the Summit, the pipeline descends over three hundred metres vertically in a very short distance. The age of the pipe and the steepness of the descent would surely increase the likelihood of a major spill,” said Hale.

Citing himself as an authority…Show me the bodies.

These guys are anti-oil and anti-enterprise – pipelines are the safest, cleanest and most environmentally sensitive way to move the petro-products that are used to make the iPhones and Macs they use to send this drivel.

Pipe Up

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Ethical Oil – Fueling the Obama Economy

29 May

Oil companies paid the most in taxes

… last year Exxon and Chevron ranked in the top two companies that paid the most in taxes. ConocoPhillips ranked sixth in terms of taxes paid, reports USA Today. In 2012, Exxon paid $31.05 billion, Chevron paid $20 billion, and ConocoPhillips paid $7.94 billion.

“The oil and gas industry gets no subsidies, zero, nothing,” said Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute — the nation’s largest oil and gas lobby. “We get cost-recovery benefits, much like other industries. You can go down the road of allowing economic activity, generating hundreds of billions to the government, or you can take the alternative route by trying to extract new revenue from industry by increasing their cost to do business.”

Meanwhile…

In fact, the big three oil companies paid multiples more, in both total dollars and effective tax rates, than such administration favorites as Apple, Google and General Electric.

Daily Caller

“I’ve grown old waiting for the promised global warming”

7 Apr

Global Warming: Was It Just A Beautiful Dream After All?

So where’s the warming? Where are the gondolas pulling up to the Capitol? Where are the encroaching seas in Florida? Or anywhere? Where is the climate change which, for 33 years, has been just around the corner?

A generation and a half into climate change, née global warming, you can’t point to a single place on earth where the weather is noticeably different from what it was in 1979. Or 1879, for that matter.

… maybe it was a huge left wing conspiracy…

Forbes

Global Cooling – We Are So Screwed…

3 Apr

Global Cooling – Methods and Testable Decadal Predictions…

  1.  Significant temperature drop at about 2016-17
  2.  Possible unusual cold snap 2021-22
  3.  Built in cooling trend until  at least 2024
  4.  Temperature Hadsst3 moving average anomaly 2035  – 0.15
  5.  Temperature Hadsst3 moving average anomaly 2100  – 0.5
  6.  General Conclusion – by 2100 all the 20th century temperature rise will have been reversed,
  7.  By 2650  earth could possibly be back to the depths of the little ice age.
  8.  The effect of increasing CO2 emissions will be minor but beneficial  – they may slightly ameliorate the forecast cooling and help maintain crop yields .
  9. Warning !!  There are some signs in the Livingston and Penn Solar data that a sudden drop to the Maunder Minimum Little Ice Age temperatures could be imminent – with a much more rapid and economically disruptive cooling than that forecast above which may turn out to be a best case scenario.

Good thing we have all that wind power and pixie dust to keep us warm…

WUWT

“…tunnel vision in the UK about climate change…”

25 Mar

Have politicians had a mental blackout?

The UK parliament has committed itself – in what may well be the most expensive and boneheaded act of all time – to cutting emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. So now the aim is to wind down coal use, while boosting wind power, with gas and nuclear as awkward compromises.

In future, UK consumers are not only paying extra for green energy but are forking out for an effective governments-can’t-make-a-decision surcharge, too.

From the economy to energy production, the inability of governments to act decisively has become a material force in its own right, which holds back society. The real problem with UK politics today is that there’s somebody home but the lights are off – and if the situation continues, that won’t just be metaphorically.

Meanwhile…

One of the ideas that seems to be widely believed is that human produced greenhouse gases, chiefly CO2, has dominated the warming of the earth in the last century. It is a simple quantitative matter to show that this is completely false.

Settled Science….

Spiked, WUWT

Remember When We Thought Global Warming Would Cost Trillions…?

17 Mar

Oh Wait…

The Great Green Con no. 1:

No, the world ISN’T getting warmer (as you may have noticed). Now we reveal the official data that’s making scientists suddenly change their minds about climate doom. So will eco-funded MPs stop waging a green crusade with your money? Well… what do YOU think?

global warming graph
Well, it never had anything to do with climate anyway….
When you’ve lost the British Press, its over…
Daily Mail

Wind Power – Killing Birds, Saving Humanity…

17 Mar

39 Million Birds and Bats…

“The cold reality is that honest, scientific, accurate mortality studies in the Altamont Pass area would result in death tolls that would shock Americans. They would also raise serious questions about wind turbines throughout the United States, especially in major bird habitats like Oregon’s Shepherds Flat wind facility and the whooping cranes’ migratory corridor from Alberta, Canada, to Texas.”

Must.Stop.Global.Warming

Master Resource

Climategate 3.0 – Settled Science

16 Mar

This is awkward…

From Mike Hulme – Hockey Sticker…

We
> really do
> >> not know the cost of global warming damage because our
> methodology is so
> >> flaky.

Junk Science

Keystone – “when you’ve lost Canada, you’ve lost the argument.”

15 Mar

‘Leading by Example’ and the Keystone Pipeline

If Uncle Sam tucks his pack of Marlboros under his T-shirt sleeve and plays by his own rules, the Canadian moose — or whatever their Uncle Sam equivalent is — always wears his blue blazer and school tie and does his chores without being asked. Canada is a global citizen, a good neighbor, a northern Puerto Rico with an EU sensibility that earns its gold stars from the United Nations every day.

You know what else are global? Oil and gas markets. Whatever oil we’ve denied ourselves has been made up for by development in other countries. All that we’ve done is make oil prices higher than they needed to be and denied ourselves billions of dollars that would have stayed here rather than go to the Middle East. No country, save the U.S., seems at all interested in denying itself or the world much-needed economic growth by letting oil and gas sit in the ground.

Not sure if the Puerto Rico reference is a prop or a dig – and its the beaver, not the moose…otherwise, nice piece…

NRO

Gaia’s Milk – Greenpeace Hearts BP

6 Mar

This is awkward…

Greenpeace caught with pants down

Sure, it needs fuel to run; I guess I just always assumed it ran off Gaia’s milk.

The Commentator via SDA

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