Now Even Tornadoes Are Used For Energy Spin
By Art Horn
The Obama Administration is trying to force an energy revolution in America with no real notion of what collateral damage may result from its implementation. Attempts to develop our indigenous fossil fuel resources have been resisted while president Obama wants to spend even more of our money (that we don’t have) buying oil from other nations. This is a very strange policy since he says he is against using fossil fuels, well at least ours it would appear. Now a massive outbreak of tornadoes is being used as fuel to propel his energy revolution agenda farther down this strange and twisted path. (Energy Tribune)
Senators seek to end ethanol subsidy, tariff
Why Can’t We Learn From Others’ Failures?
Alternative Energy: Like a man living out a fantasy, President Obama is still pressing his green energy agenda. But a glance at other experiences tells him it won’t work. Why does he think he can do what can’t be done? (Investors.com)
On Green Energy: Plainly Not Helping Spain
By Kenneth P. Green
For Spaniards, renewable energy has gotten old.
Hide the Incline
When is a hockey stick graph not a hockey stick graph?
When it shows oil prices, not pretend climate change:
*created with the gasbuddy.com chart tool
High gas prices are bad for the economy, bad for business, bad for consumers and very, very bad for politicians. (Daily Bayonet)
Pull your weight, America
You consume a quarter of the world’s oil production. It’s time you started producing it, too.
Hmm… unconvincing so far but let’s see if he can actually walk the walk. GE’s decision to turn consumers’ appliances into ecobombs is not an auspicious beginning.
GE’s Immelt wishes he had soft-pedaled green talk
General Electric Co may have grown its clean-tech business fourfold over the past six years, but Chief Executive Jeff Immelt wishes he had spent a little less time talking about it.
Canada Throws Its Own Tea Party
Elections: Canada’s conservatives roll to victory on a platform of lowered sales and corporate taxes, avoiding climate-change legislation, promoting Arctic sovereignty and upping military spending. Is the GOP listening? (Investors)
“Autism epidemic” challenged by UK research
A national UK survey out Monday found no traces of an “autism epidemic,” despite earlier reports that the developmental disorder has been rising quickly in recent decades.
Researchers found nearly one percent of Britons older than 16 years have autism, a rate that is similar to that seen in children. Younger people were no more likely to be affected than older ones, however, which would have been expected if the condition were truly on the increase.
“It was surprising to all of us,” said Dr. Traolach Brugha, a psychiatrist at the University of Leicester, who worked on the study. “If this study is correct, it does put a big question mark over the autism epidemic.”
Herbal remedies banned as new EU rules take effect
Manufacturers and herbal practitioners say strict guidelines aimed at improving safety could force them out of business
Robin McKie, Sunday 1 May 2011
New EU rules came into force at the weekend banning hundreds of herbal remedies. The laws are aimed at protecting consumers from potentially damaging “traditional” medicines.
Under the directive, herbal medicines will now have to be registered. Products must meet safety, quality and manufacturing standards, and come with information outlining possible side-effects.
Herbal practitioners and manufacturers say they fear the new rules could force them out of business. (The Observer)
Orchid Island (home of these poor lounge lizards) is in the tropics, between Taiwan and Luzon. How much “global warming” do you suppose could have occurred there over the last 10 years to convert a preferred nesting site inside concrete walls, where lizards grew larger, faster, into a death trap? Do the lizards only lay in heavily irradiated, sun-facing walls? Are the cavities within concrete walls so uniform that lizards can’t choose a nest site in say, north-facing walls subject to less solar radiation and heating? This absurd generalization is a serious embarrassment and I’m really ashamed to see it associated with a Queensland university (JCU).
City lizards not coping with climate change
Human-modified habitats are becoming too warm for successful egg incubation.
Lizards living in their natural habitats cope better with the effects of climate change than those living in human-modified habitats, researchers from James Cook University have found.
Dr David Pike, from JCU’s School of Marine and Tropical Biology said that 10 years ago, lizards born in human-modified habitats were larger, grew faster, and survived better than their counterparts born in natural habitats.