Mother Nature’s Got The Vapors

Methane, yes the stuff of cow farts, is a major greenhouse gas.  It’s one of those evil things that we horrible humans are doing to mother earth. Except, that we’re not.

Boston (MA) – Scientists at MIT have recorded a nearly simultaneous world-wide increase in methane levels. This is the first increase in ten years, and what baffles science is that this data contradicts theories stating man is the primary source of increase for this greenhouse gas. It takes about one full year for gases generated in the highly industrial northern hemisphere to cycle through and reach the southern hemisphere. However, since all worldwide levels rose simultaneously throughout the same year, it is now believed this may be part of a natural cycle in mother nature – and not the direct result of man’s contributions. [Emphasis mine]

Apparently in our evil quest to kill the mother earth, we fed her one too many burritos and created a worldwide fart.  Gaia’s got gas.

Scientists are proposing a radical plan to solve the crisis.  Immediate Beano injections.  These will have to inserted at strategic locations around the globe and administered simulataneously.  They are also urging people to produce carbon as it has been shown to settle indigestion.  At the very least, light a match.

#dontGo movement

I mentioned the Republicans spontaneous protest on Friday.  It is still going on.  There is now an online movement is support of it.  Go visit #dontGo movement.

The elected representatives are supposed to be there to represent the people.  They are not there to support the ‘Nancy Agenda.’  This movement is reminding them that their job is not to play politics.  It is not the speaker’s responsibility to shield a presidential nominee from a politically damming vote. It is time to take action.  Let the votes fall where they may.  Pelosi’s resistance to bring it to the floor speaks volumes about her fear.

The protest appears to be making waves.  It may or may not be related, but it is certainly interesting.

As I’ve said before, I’ll not speculate on fuel pricing.  I believe my readers have a basic understanding of economics.

Then You’re Wearing The Wrong Uniform UPDATE: video!

Nancy Pelosi continues to block each and every attempt at removing to ban on additional drilling for our oil.

“I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she says impatiently when questioned. “I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy.”

Then get a cape and some bright blue tights!  Seriously, who does this woman think she is?  And is this mysterious ‘they’ with the failed policy?  Could it be the lawmaking body that oversaw the crash of the mortgage industry?  Or maybe the group subsidizing corn ethanol in order to drive up the price of food worldwide?  Oh wait!  Those are her cronies.

Since when does Nancy get to save the planet anyway?  I thought the Goracle had anointed the Obamessiah for that job.  I would offer her something that would launch carbon credits, but alas, Nancy is anti-gun.  Maybe the mayor of San Francisco can reclaim enough thoroughly sorted garbage to make her a carbon neutral breast-plate or something.

Her super-hero tactics are looking far more like an arch nemesis spoiled school boy prank.  Today, when the Republicans actually tried to get something due before they adjourned, she started into, “I’m rubber, you’re glue…”  Well not really.  She just turned off the lights and microphones.  No, I’m not kidding.  But the Republicans stayed anyway.

“This is the people’s House,” said Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.). “This is not Pelosi’s politiburo.”

Thaddeus McCotter just gained enough cool points to make up for that name.

The Republicans are apparently having a fantastic time with their ‘tantrum.”

Update 6: Rep Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) just pretended to be a Democrat. He stood on the other side  of the chamber and listed all of the GOP bills that the Dems killed.

He then said, “I am a Democrat, and here is my energy plan” and he held up a picture of an old VW Bug with a sail attached to it. He paraded around the House floor with the sign while the crowd cheered.

Keep reading the updates.  This is the bravest thing the Republicans have done in some time.

Meanwhile, Nancy is being fitted for renewable hooker boots.

and there’s video here

Gorebecile Spews Noxious Fumes in Washington

Here he goes again.

In a speech at Washington’s Constitution Hall, Gore touched on an array of the nation’s current woes, saying the economic, environmental and national security crises are all related.

Blah blah blah.  Carbon-free, renewable (because that’s been working out), BS.  Seriously, I can barely think over the propaganda alarm going off in my head.  WOOP!  WOOP!  Beware the flashing lights.

“It is only a truly dysfunctional system that would buy into the perverse logic that the short-term answer to high gasoline prices is drilling for more oil 10 years from now,” Gore said.

You know, because that old thing about supply and demand is really meaningless.  Please.

CNN’s fawing at the altar of the Goracle is sickening.  They take every opportunity to call him a Nobel laureate, Oscar winner, pompous blow-hard.  Oops, that last one was me.  They even dredge up this gem in response to his energy consumption of 2007.

Gore subsequently has installed solar panels, compact fluorescent light bulbs and other energy-saving technologies in his home.

Of course failing to mention that his consumption actually increased after that.  Because no one ever talks about that.  Well, except for those of us with brains.  (Yeah, that’s right.  I just linked myself)

Conveniently, this article hit the web with beautiful excerpts like this one (thank you Rott).

So far that debate has just consisted of a simple sleight of hand: show evidence of global warming, and while the audience is stunned at the implications, simply assert that it is due to carbon emissions.

In the minds of the audience, the evidence that global warming has occurred becomes conflated with the alleged cause, and the audience hasn’t noticed that the cause was merely asserted, not proved.

The money quote:

If there really was any evidence that carbon emissions caused global warming, don’t you think we would have heard all about it ad nauseam by now?

Why yes, now that you mention it.  I do indeed think that they would be going on and on about the evidence.  He goes on to say this (emphasis mine).

There is no evidence to support the idea that carbon emissions cause significant global warming. None. There is plenty of evidence that global warming has occurred, and theory suggests that carbon emissions should raise temperatures (though by how much is hotly disputed) but there are no observations by anyone that implicate carbon emissions as a significant cause of the recent global warming.

They figured this out in 2003.  Two years before Gorebecile’s Oscar winning power point.

And who is this guy anyway?  What are the credentials of this eeeeviiilll denier?

I DEVOTED six years to carbon accounting, building models for the Australian Greenhouse Office. I am the rocket scientist who wrote the carbon accounting model (FullCAM) that measures Australia’s compliance with the Kyoto Protocol, in the land use change and forestry sector.

Oh.  I guess it really does take a rocket scientist to figure this stuff out.  Go read the whole thing.  I’m betting we don’t see a peep about this in the main stream media.