Hail Al

The new prayer for the climate changers:

Hail Algore,

Full of hot air,

The media is with thee.

Blessed art thou among politicians,

and blessed is the fruit of your imagination – Climate Change.

Wise Al,

Father of melting polar ice,

Give us our carbon offsets now,

and save us in the hour of our melting.

Amen

Wind Power Blows

clipped from www.energytribune.com
Wind has been the cornerstone of almost all environmentalist and social engineering proclamations for more than three decades and has accelerated to a crescendo the last few years in both the United States and the European Union.
But Europe, getting a head start, has had to cope with the reality borne by experience and it is a pretty ugly picture.
Independent reports have consistently revealed an industry plagued by high construction and maintenance costs, highly volatile reliability and a voracious appetite for taxpayer subsidies.
In the journal Energy Policy gas turbine expert Jim Oswald and his co-authors, came up with a series of damning conclusions: not only is wind power far more expensive and unreliable than previously thought, it cannot avoid using high levels of natural gas, which not only it will increase costs but in turn will mean far less of a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions than has been claimed.
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Compare and Contrast

Earlier this year it was reported that the London borough of Haringey had used a spy plane to record residents’ energy use patterns:

    Thermal images of homes have been taken by a light aircraft fitted with military spy technology to record the heat escaping from people’s houses.Maps identifying individual homes have now been placed on the internet to encourage occupiers to reduce their wastage and carbon emissions by fitting insulation and turning the thermostat down.

More specifically:

    An aircraft, fitted with a military-style thermal imager, flew over the borough 17 times to take pictures of almost every house in the area.Footage of heat loss was converted into stills, then laid over a map of the area, before each house was given colour-coded ratings.

    Homes that were losing the most heat were represented as bright red on the map. The least wasteful households were shown in deep blue. Shades of paler blues and reds were used to show grades of heat loss.

The Haringey heat map is now available online.
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Creepy government intrusion.  Very Big Brother from the land of George Orwell.  So its just fine for government to actively snoop on your house.  And what happens when you drive down the street, record the images and make them available on the web?  How about this?

A formal complaint about Google’s Street View has been sent to the Information Commissioner (ICO).

Drawn up by lobby group Privacy International (PI), it cites more than 200 reports from members of the public identifiable via the service.

PI wants Street View shut down while the ICO investigates the service.

“The ICO has repeatedly made clear that it believes that in Street View the necessary safeguards are in place to protect people’s privacy,” said Google.

Privacy International (PI) director Simon Davies said his organisation had filed the complaint given the “clear embarrassment and damage” Street View had caused to many Britons.

Active government invasion of your privacy is OK, recording public views of the streets isn’t.

Britain is a strange, strange country any more.

Somebody Actually Listened To the Nitwit Last Night

Thanks to Robert Tracinski who waded through last night’s good and dribble to come up with the main points The Messiah and His Minions will do in destroying America:

• The government will take over lending directly.

• The government will take over lending indirectly.

• The government will vilify and punish bankers. – show of hands, who wants to graduate and go into banking today?  thought so

• No one can know when all of this intervention is going to end or how much bigger it’s going to get.

• Obama will subsidize inefficient and unprofitable “renewable energy” projects.

• Obama will artificially increase the costs of all other forms of energy.

• He will seek socialized medicine. Oooh – question.  Just how many trillions will this cost?  on top of the porkulus and the Social Security Ponzi scheme?

• He’ll soak the rich.

Elections have consequences and we are getting an idea of just how expensive this last election will be for everyone.

Behold the Word of The Messiah

Behold the Word of The Messiah

Germans Told – Eat Meat Only On Special Occasions

How crazy are things getting in Europe?  How about this crazy:

Germany‘s federal environment agency has issued a strong advisory for people to return to prewar norms of eating meat only on special occasions and otherwise to model their diet on that of Mediterranean countries.

“We must rethink our high meat consumption,” said Andreas Troge, president of the UBA, the government’s advisory body on environmental issues.

“I recommend people return to the Sunday roast and to an orientation of their eating habits around those of Mediterranean countries.”

And remember – this is all done to cure man-made global warming.  It is interesting how that phrase has morphed into climate change, but essentially its – you Krauts, meat once a week if fine for peasants.  I hardly get the feeling that German diplomats are going to be munching salads 3 meals a day 6 days a week as they entertain their other aristocrats.

But a little belt-tightening is good for the peasants.  Keeps them from thinking too well of themselves.  I mean England is going along with this crap at their hospitals:

Meat-free menus are to be promoted in hospitals as part of a strategy to cut global warming emissions across the National Health Service.

Unfortunately its just a preview of coming attractions.  The Messiah has decreed that America is to destroy its economy on the altar of greenery.  Just today he signed the death warrant for the auto manufacturers.  Your future government ration cards will not include a daily meat ration.  Perhaps you can supplement your diet by trapping and eating squirrels and pigeons.

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No Meat - Beat the Heat - Go Get Something Else to Eat

Bezerkley’s Newest – Save the Planet Support Groups

Just when you think the busybodies and nannies of Bezerkley can’t get any crazier you find stuff like this:

To meet its ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Berkeley is encouraging all 100,000 residents to join support groups to help individuals fight global warming.

Like Alcoholics Anonymous and Weight Watchers, the groups are part social, part confessional and partly about accountability.

Join a support group and save a polar bear.  I wonder if people will be driving to these groups?  And in that case doesn’t that sort of defeat the whole purpose?  After all, who wouldn’t want to:

The program encourages participants to meet four times over a month to calculate their carbon footprints, create individual goals and help each other meet those goals. The goals can range from giving up driving to insulating one’s hot water heater to eating more vegetarian meals.

The program allows much leeway with the details. Some groups meet for wine and cheese or a potluck, some meet during an office lunch break, others meet after church services.

This would obviously be The First Church of the Bush-Haters and Mother Gaia Lovers.  I think they give the whole thing away with that wine and cheese line.  This is just a hip way for ultra-liberal kooks to get together and drink a “nice full-bodied Napa Cabernet” and honk down some goat cheese.

As for doing anything to “Save the Planet” – by their own standards the only thing they could really do that would help is to kill any rugrats they have expelled, followed by ritual suicide. 

Unfortunately they never seem to actually follow through on their beliefs.

The Berkeley Navy Paddes to the rescue of Mother Earth

The Berkeley Navy Paddes to the rescue of Mother Earth