Solar Panels Ablaze Prior to Earth Day

by: the Common Constitutionalist

When it’s finally nice enough here in New England, my sons and I are looking forward to hiking again. We’ll go out for hours, sometimes all day and traverse through forests, fields, hills, wherever. We always stop for lunch. Last year I taught them how to make fire – no matches – no lighter.

Making fire is sometimes no easy task, yet I read online that it’s evidently a snap in Great Britain. Just stand next to a British schoolhouse or Town Hall fitted with solar panels and wait for them to spontaneously combust.

You’ll have all the fire you need as the roof is burning out of control. Just make sure your up wind lest you be asphyxiated by the thick black smoke and poisonous chemical fumes. Happy Earth Day!

Breitbart London  wrote on Tuesday that “A large fire occurred yesterday at Hove Town Hall by a faulty solar panel on the roof of the building. No one was hurt. Locals have been quick to take aim at the Green party with jibes over their record in office at Brighton and Hove city council, which owns the building.” read more

Podcast – ISIS Fighters Discriminate – A Happy Climate Update

In this episode I discuss how all ISIS terrorists are not created equal. There is discrimination in their ranks and a State Board of Education sets new rules that allow for actual climate debate in the classroom.

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More Man-Caused Disaster in The Golden State

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Way back on April 7th (4 days ago) I wrote an article regarding the California drought explaining that the conditions they are now faced could have been dealt with, with a little innovation and a lot less wacky environmentalism. You may review it here.

stop-poseidon-desal-plantThe left leaning journal The Economist even advances the fact that “Other places have dealt with drought better than California. Israel, for example, has built large desalination plants that helped the country, which is 60% desert, cope with a seven-year drought between 2004 and 2010 and the driest winter on record in 2013-14. In California, desalination is harder because electricity is costly, thanks to a renewable-energy program. And green rules make building anything slow. A company called Poseidon will this year complete a $1 billion desalination facility to increase San Diego’s water supply by 7%, but only after six years of permitting and litigation. Many other desalination projects around the state have stalled or simply been abandoned.” The Greenies strike again!

So now battle lines have been drawn over who gets the water. Governor Moonbeam is busy putting restrictions on cities and towns but has left the farming communities virtually alone, reports conclude.

“Mr. Brown put his foot on urban hosepipes while letting farmers carry on merrily wasting water, for which they pay far less than urbanites. Agriculture sucks up about 80% of the state’s water (excluding the half that is reserved for environmental uses),” the Economist adds. read more

California Drought Conditions Were Preventable

by: the Common Constitutionalist

In December 2014 NBC Nightly News reported on a massive amount of rainfall that fell in a 24 hour period. In Southern California it was 8” or more in spots.LA River

During the broadcast an NBC reporter interviewed Fritz Coleman, a Southern California Weathercaster for KNBC who stood aside the swelled Los Angeles River and said: “All of our water – we sit and watch it run down the L.A. River and we go – see ya.” The reporter then claimed that in fact “85% of all the rain water that falls in Southern California is wasted.” It is not collected or diverted. It is allowed to simply run out to sea.

And why is that? Well of course – it’s radical environmentalism and the extremist policies they push, with the aide of their willing accomplices in the California State House and Governor’s Mansion.

Just as they do nationwide to our energy sector – forcing the closure of hundreds of coal plants, not allowing drilling on federal lands or permitting the construction of nuclear plants, these environmentalist wackos have all but caused the drought conditions in California.

No, they didn’t cause the actual drought. To my knowledge they are not gathering in field to perform a no-rain dance, but the policies pushed for decades by these loons have certainly caused the conditions we see today. read more

The Climate VICE

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The hot political talk is Obama’s VICE  interview, where he naturally blames George Bush once again for a problem he has caused – the current terrorist threats in the Middle East.

But Obama spent the first third of the interview, a full 6 minutes on an even greater problem – that of climate change.

Let’s be clear from the get go. This was not an interview. This was a pro-Obama commercial done in a bubble by an obvious Obama sycophant and cheerleader, VICE founder Shane Smith, who is in love with Obama and everything he stands for.

Mr. Smith is obviously a climate change fanatic, for when Obama mentions climate change Smith perks right up. What I found interesting was that the “interview” actually began with a mini docudrama of how Antarctica is melting away.

It’s apparent that one third of the interview regards global warming but it seems they take great pains not to say the words, but rather replace them with climate change, as they do these days. That is until climate change becomes pejorative. The terms used to be interchangeable, but it seems no longer, although Mr. Smith slipped up and said global warming once toward the end. I’m surprised they didn’t edit that out. read more

3D Printed Cooling Bricks

The 3D-printed cool brick can hold water in its pores, like a sponge (Photo: Emerging Obje...
The 3D-printed cool brick can hold water in its pores, like a sponge (Photo: Emerging Objects)

We’ve previously seen designers use the presence of swimming pools or take advantage of prevailing winds to help passively cool homes. But what if every brick used to build a house could cool it down? Design studio Emerging Objects has come out with 3D-printed porous bricks called Cool Bricks that can be filled with water to bring down temperatures. read more

Pipeline Rupture Means No Keystone XL

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Last Saturday a section of oil pipeline ruptured in Montana releasing an estimated 50,000 gallons of oil. That’s equivalent tpipeline ruptureo about 1190 barrels.

The Bridger companies Poplar pipeline that runs through eastern Montana has been transporting oil from the Bakken shale formation since 2010.

Last weekend’s spill made headlines and the environmentalists are on the war path. The reports are that the spill in the Yellowstone River has caused an environmental disaster. Bottled water has been trucked in to surrounding communities due to “elevated volatile compounds” found in a sample taken at the Glendive Montana water treatment plant. read more