Category Archive: environment

Dec 12 2012

This is My Valley

Santa Clara Valley and surrounding mountains

I live in the Santa Clara Valley, which sits at the south end of the San Francisco Bay in California, USA.  Most people are more familiar with this place as “Silicon Valley” because of all the high-tech work done here.  And as you can see from the Google Earth snapshot below, it is pretty built …

Continue reading »

Jul 07 2009

Arizona’s Stupidest State Senator

Via PZ comes news of the latest Arizona politician to make an utter ass of his/herself: Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake), arguing in favor of a bill to allow uranium mining north of the Grand Canyon, casually says that the earth is 6,000 years old, and therefore a little uranium mining isn’t going to …

Continue reading »

May 20 2009

No Wonder There’s Global Warming

Shorter Joe Barton: Coke has carbon dioxide in it. Polar bears drink Coke. Therefore, carbon dioxide isn’t dangerous. Whee! Ladies and gentlemen, I do believe Joe Barton wants to win the Most Fucktarded Congressman of the Year award: Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee began its markup of the American Clean Energy and Security …

Continue reading »

May 14 2009

Glenn Beck’s Contribution to Global Warming

I hope scientific studies demonstrate Beck’s a source of global warming pollution. It would be fun to see him shut down as an environmental hazard: On his Fox News show today, comedian Glenn Beck interviewed Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) to mock the danger of global warming. In what he billed as an “Inconvenient Segment,” Beck …

Continue reading »

May 12 2009

John Stossel Sez, “Endangered Species – It’s What’s For Dinner!”

John Stossel’s Plan to Save the Animals John “Deny Young’ns the Vote!” Stossel once again competes for the title of World’s Biggest Dumbshit: It’s been quite awhile since I’ve seen a right-wing meme as gobsmackingly stupid as the one John Stossel was promoting last week on Fox, notably on Glenn Beck’s Friday show. At ABC, …

Continue reading »

May 10 2009

Good for Duke Energy

It’s nice to see a utility company stand up for the planet: The National Association of Manufacturers is a right-wing trade organization that refuses to address — or even acknowledge — man-made global warming. Last month, it protested the EPA’s decision to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, stating that the “clean air laws” are supposed to …

Continue reading »

May 09 2009

Mother Nature Bitchslaps Cons

Global warming sucks, dunnit? But it does seem to have a poetic sense of timing this week. In California, wildfires are demonstrating to Cons that fucking over California’s budget may not have been a wise thing to do: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger started the week promoting Wildfire Awareness Week in events with fire officials, during which …

Continue reading »

May 04 2009

They Lied. Imagine That.

Heh. I’d like to see the pollution industry try to spin this one away: The New York Times exposes an internal document (PDF) from the Global Climate Coalition, a group funded by the oil and auto industries, that shows that their own scientists were confirming the reality of human-caused global warming and the effects of …

Continue reading »

Mar 01 2009

Kerry to Will: “Bring it on, Bitch!”

Welcome to Science Sunday, wherein we will deconstruct denialists, pummel presuppositionalists, and cap it off with Neil deGrasse Tyson’s absolute awesomeness. First, the denialists. George Will stands by his thoroughly-debunked column, and so does “editor” Fred Hiatt (can you really call someone an editor who refuses to edit?). In fact, Will’s spewing more lies, and …

Continue reading »

Feb 20 2009

Hilzoy Takes WaPo to the Woodshed

This, my darlings, is a thing of beauty. To briefly recap: George Will, fact-challenged Washington Post columnist extraordinaire, recently penned a climate change denialist column so egregious in its errors that it nearly defies description. Days went by as we waited with baited breath for the WaPo to publish a correction. None was forthcoming. And …

Continue reading »

Older posts «