An Honest Environmentalist Speaks Out

from the Daily Wire:

SHELLENBERGER: On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hold a news conference to introduce legislation to transform public housing as part of their Green New Deal proposal outside the U.S. Capitol November 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. The liberal legislators invited affordable housing advocates and climate change activists to join them for the announcement. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem.

I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30.

But as an energy expert asked by Congress to provide objective expert testimony, and invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve as Expert Reviewer of its next Assessment Report, I feel an obligation to apologize for how badly we environmentalists have misled the public. read more

Yanmar’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Boat

Yanmar has announced plans for a hydrogen fuel-cell-powered boat using a Toyota Mirai powertrain
Yanmar has announced plans for a hydrogen fuel-cell-powered boat using a Toyota Mirai powertrain
Yanmar

Japanese Diesel engine manufacturer Yanmar has signaled its intention to bring hydrogen fuel cells to the consumer marine market, collaborating with Toyota to develop the technology and prototype it in a small boat by the end of the year. read more

Yellowstone Caldera may be Calming Down

An eruption of Aretemisia Geyser in Yellowstone National Park
An eruption of Aretemisia Geyser in Yellowstone National Park
Refmarino/C.C. 4.0

Ranking right up there in the Things People Worry About is the potential for a cataclysmic super-eruption of the Yellowstone hotspot. According to a new study, however, the volcanic region may currently be waning. read more

AeroTec’s Electric Aircraft

The maiden voyage of the electric Cessna took place at AeroTEC’s test facility in Moses Lake, Washington
The maiden voyage of the electric Cessna took place at AeroTEC’s test facility in Moses Lake, Washington
AeroTEC

The future of aviation is looking a little greener today, with a nine-seat Cessna aircraft fitted out with an all electric propulsion system successfully completing its first flight. This maiden voyage for the world’s largest electric aircraft marks another step forward for a nascent industry out to shake up the world of air travel, which could one day look a lot cleaner and cost effective than it does now. read more

Green Activists Never Take a Break

Not even during a pandemic, do the enviro-weenies take a break. Nothing will stand in the way of seeing their dream of 100% emission free energy. And after they’ve achieved that, they can purchase the bridge in Brooklyn I have for sale.

from the American Thinker:

Clean Energy Via Legislative Diktat

For those enamored by the clean electric-car, smoke-and-mirrors “emission elsewhere scheme” comes the recently enacted “Virginia Clean Economy Act”, which includes one of the largest energy storage targets in the country at 2.4 GW by 2035, and prompts state regulators to craft a carbon dioxide cap and trade program that meets the objectives of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). read more

Flatten the Carbon Curve

by: Brent Smith

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Just when Americans are beginning to see a sliver of light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel – just as some businesses are coming back online and the authoritarian Governors can see a bit of power and control slipping away, an old stalwart crisis is waiting in the wings. But there’s a refreshing new take on this aging crisis.

I’m talking about one of the left’s go-to crises.

No, it’s not racism. It’s not social justice. It’s not gender inequality, or income inequality. Sorry – I forgot how many go-to crises the left has.

No, I’m talking about Climate Change.

But how do you make such a tired old crisis like Climate Change seem new? I mean, it’s been around for several decades now. There’s nothing new about it. The “experts” haven’t discovered anything new or Earth shattering. The climate is just chugging along as it always has. It cools off and warms up at relatively regular intervals, just as it has for centuries. read more

WND Exclusive – U.N.’s Agenda 21 partially to blame for rapid spread of virus

by Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

When pandemics strike, logically where will they do the most damage? Of course, in areas with the highest concentration of population. It’s no different than any disaster or frankly even a war. During World War II, for example, bombing cities obviously inflicted much more damage and hardship than striking farmland.

Looking at any map of coronavirus concentration, it’s plain to see where the outbreak spikes are occurring.

If you guessed in most major cities, you’d be correct. This is a perfectly logical and reasonable conclusion, even before looking at a map. After all, a close-proximity communicable virus will spread more effectively with a population that must remain in, well, close proximity. read more

Cape Cod Dune House

Dune House would be built into the sand dunes in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Dune House would be built into the sand dunes in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Dom Wipas

Here’s an idea for a beach house with a difference, courtesy of Brooklyn-based Studio Vural. Named Dune House, the home would be built into the beach rather than on it like you might expect, and would run off-the-grid with solar panels and wind turbines. read more

A New Look Tree House

“Each of the structures has a different organization, material and appearance,” says Indonesian-based architectural studio Alexis Dornier
“Each of the structures has a different organization, material and appearance,” says Indonesian-based architectural studio Alexis Dornier
Kiearch

Indonesian-based architectural studio Alexis Dornier has recently completed a tropical treehouse escape located in Penestanan, on the outskirts of Ubud, Bali. Dubbed Lift, the treetop boutique hideaway offers guests a unique experience to sleep amid the treetops in a luxurious eco-structure. read more

No Thought Given to the Banning of Plastic Bags

by: Preston Baines with commentary from Brent Smith

Are plastic bag bans helpful? Think twice

The article was brought to my attention by Pat Gray of the Blaze and Glenn Beck show.

(The author’s thoughts are justified left, while my brilliant commentary is indented)

It begins:
12 years ago, San Francisco became the first city in the US to ban plastic bags in a very controversial vote which was mocked by almost everybody across the country. Fast forward to today and the bans are being celebrated across the country, including around the coast of conservative South Carolina. Richland County has passed the ban in its first reading and is poised to make it the law. Lexington County appears to be headed in the same direction.

This doesn’t surprise me. This kind of stuff happens a lot in the liberal enclaves of otherwise conservative States – State capitals and big University cities and towns.

And unfortunately, these 2 counties are defined by both.

Richland and Lexington Counties basically surround Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. First, you have all the State government hacks living in these counties. So naturally, being in government these people will be more liberal.

Second, Lake Murray is in Lexington County. It’s where the wealthy and guilty white liberals either reside or have second homes. So there’s that. read more