Environmental Extremists Have Bad Couple of Days (Update)

It’s been a bad couple of days for environmental extremism wackos:  First, news surfaced about New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism; next, news surfaced about a scientist under investigation for “integrity issues” related to his observations about polar bears allegedly drowning in the Arctic Ocean; and, finally, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be assistant secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks for the Department of the Interior blew it before a Senate committee meeting this morning.

At a Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing this morning, Rebecca Wodder refused to retract her previous statement that hydraulic fracturing “has a nasty track record of creating a toxic chemical soup that pollutes groundwater and streams…” despite being given the opportunity to do so by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Ala.).

“Ms. Wodder’s testimony today has only confirmed my initial concerns about her nomination,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  Senator Inhofe went on to point out that the nominee is beholden to an extremist environmental agenda and had made statements that run counter even to the testimony of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and several Obama administration officials who have repeatedly said before Congress that there has not been a single confirmed case of groundwater contamination due to the hydraulic fracturing process.

“The selection of Ms. Wodder for this position is a clear demonstration of the Obama administration’s hostility towards natural gas development,” Senator Inhofe concluded.  “I am calling on the President to withdraw her nomination. If he does not, I will work with my colleagues to defeat her nomination in the Senate.”

FYI:  If you agree with Senator Inhofe when it comes to exposing the “GLOBULL WARMING” crowd, I recommend you purchase a “GLOBULL WARMING” t-shirt like the one shown at right.

UPDATE 7/29/11 at 3:21 p.m. Central:  Wodder recants!  In a written response to Senator Inhofe, Wodder conceded that, “I am not aware of any proven case where the fracking process itself has affected water….”  Click here for details.

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One Reason Why Newt Won’t Get My Vote

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is a smart, politically-savvy man with a solid grasp of history.  He announced Wednesday that he would run for president of the United States.  The video below stands as one of several reasons why I could never vote for him.

Little did Gingrich know that when he agreed in 2008 to appear with then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a nationally-televised public service announcement, part of the “We Can Solve It” global warming ad campaign sponsored by former Vice President Al Gore‘s Alliance for Climate Protection, he lost my 2012 vote.

FYI: The only way Newt might get my vote is if he wins the Republican nomination and is the only alternative to booting Barack Obama out of the White House.

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Prince Charles Exposed in Film as ‘Eco-Hypocrite’

Filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer are at their best again, this time releasing their latest effort to expose the truth about celebrity eco-hypocrisy.

PRINCE CHARLES HYPOCRITE is, according to a news release, a short film which claims the heir to the British throne is a hypocrite because he thinks people should “live with less” to save the planet, but has made no change to his luxurious lifestyle.  The film’s trailer appears below.

Natives of Ireland based in the U.S., McAleer and McElhinney are releasing the short film to coincide with Prince Charles’ visit this week to Washington, D.C., where he will give a keynote speech at a conference on sustainable agriculture.

Their previous short films, Robert Redford Hypocrite and James Cameron Hypocrite have been watched by hundreds of thousands of people.

According to McAleer and McElhinney, PRINCE CHARLES HYPOCRITE is not an attack on the royal family or their wealth.

“The Royal family employs thousands and attracts millions of tourists to the U.K., and they are entitled to profit from that,” McAleer said. “Instead, the film points out that as a so-called environmentalist, Prince Charles, is hypocritical. He is coming to the U.S. to lecture on sustainability and tells people they must live with less in order to save the planet, yet he lives a lavish, wasteful lifestyle.”

PRINCE CHARLES HYPOCRITE also shows how the Prince says we must end our “age of convenience”. He wants to make our lives more inconvenient to save the planet from alleged climate change but the prince refuses to make any changes in his own life.”

The film points out how Prince Charles, with his wife and a staff of 14 flew more than 16,000 miles around south America to “warn about the dangers of climate change.” Instead of a small private jet, Prince Charles traveled on a giant Airbus (normal capacity 134 passengers) that was converted into a luxury private plane.

The film shows aerial footage of Clarence House and Highgrove, the enormous properties Prince Charles owns. This lifestyle is juxtaposed with his quotes about the necessity for everyone to limit their possessions.

“This is classic hypocrisy and needs to be exposed,” said McElhinney. “Prince Charles is coming here to the U.S. to lecture students at a sustainability conference in Washington DC. It is very important that his lifestyle be measured against his pronouncements. There should be some accountability.”

Prince Charles will be speaking at Georgetown University Tuesday afternoon.

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POWERSHIFT 2011: Dangerous Ideology

During the past five years, I’ve written about a lot of topics, ranging from global warming and environmentalism to single-payer healthcare, terrorism and Ernesto “Ché” Guevara.  Few topics, however, seem as dangerous as many of the ideas coveted by people who attended the POWERSHIFT 2011 conference last week in Washington, D.C. Watch the Breitbart video below, and see if you agree.

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Senator Inhofe Handles Global Warmers Ambush

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) found himself being ambushed in a Capitol Hill hallway by global warming alarmists with cameras.  Watch the video below to see how the senior senator from the state of my birth handled their whining, fiction-based inquiries.

Good job, senator!

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Robert Redford Recognized for Eco-Hypocrisy

Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford stands accused of eco-hypocrisy for opposing an eco-village near his property while quietly selling $2 million lots in the Sundance Preserve for luxury vacation homes.

Filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer revealed evidence of Redford’s eco-hypocrisy in their new video, Robert Redford Hypocrite (below), as the film festival ends in Park City, Utah.

In an e-mail this morning, McElhinney and McAleer shared more details about the controversy:

Redford is one of the main opponents of a plan by the Pacific Union College to build an eco-village in Angwin California. The college says it needs the funds because of a dire financial situation.

The village is close to Redford’s vineyard in the Napa Valley. However whilst publicly opposing this development “to preserve the rural heritage” Redford has been quietly selling development lots in the Sundance Preserve for $2 million. These lots are intended for vacation homes close to Redford’s Sundance Ski Resort.

The double standard is revealed in a short film, Robert Redford Hypocrite, which has just been released.

Film director Ann McElhinney said the film is not criticising Redford for selling his property.

“It is great that in a recession Mr Redford can find so many buyers. I am delighted that those houses will be built, creating jobs and vitality in a remote area but it is shocking that Mr Redford would deny others similar opportunities to make a profit and create jobs.”

The film’s co-director Phelim McAleer said the film was highlighting the double standards of so many celebrities and environmentalists.

“This is just another example of environmental elites telling the rest of us how and where we must live and what we are not allowed to do, but thinking that those rules don’t apply to themselves. Robert Redford has shown himself to be a hypocrite – plain and simple,” said McAleer.

The film – released on YouTube – also shows how Redford has campaigned against “dirty fuels” and wants to end the use of oil whilst promoting flying by doing lucrative voice overs for a series of United Airlines commercials.

“Again Robert Redford has shown he has an appalling double standard. The rest of us must stop flying because of the environment but these restrictions don’t apply to him. He is somehow different,” said McElhinney.

Robert Redford Hypocrite was produced and directed by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer. They previously produced Not Evil Just Wrong, a documentary which took a sceptical look at Global Warming hysteria.

The duo also recently produced James Cameron Hypocrite which looks at the double standards of Avatar director James Cameron.

Gotta love these producers for working so hard to expose this GLOBULL WARMING hypocrisy.

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Gas Price Predictions Haven’t Panned Out – Yet

A CNN Money article published yesterday included a prediction about gas prices made by John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil.  He said that Americans could be paying $5 per gallon of gasoline by 2012.  In response, this designer of “Will Work for Fuel” merchandise says, “Tell me something new.”

Since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, I’ve published several posts proffering predictions related to the prices of products provided by the petroleum sector (pardon the alliteration.)  Among them were the following 2009 posts:

  • On June 23, I posted a warning that Waxman-Markey Climate Change legislation would cause gas prices to reach $4 per gallon and “create huge disincentives for the production of America’s abundant natural gas resources, and force jobs and productive capacity overseas.”

The most-troublesome prediction, however, is one I shared March 3, 2010, in the post, Sobering Reality: $7 Per Gallon Gas.  It linked to The New York Times Dot Earth blog story about a prediction by Harvard researchers.  They said Americans may have to experience paying $7 per gallon for gasoline in order to meet the Obama Administration’s targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.  Ouch!

As one of the biggest advocates of a Drill, Baby, Drill policy, I’m pleased that such predictions have been made and thankful that they haven’t come true.  At the same time, I’m cautious, because the national average retail price of gasoline recently broken the $3 mark for the first time in a long time, according to GasBuddy.com (see chart above).  In other words, we’re not out of the woods yet.

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