Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Thoughts On Sustainability

The bottom line for sustainability is that all life must live on a daily dose of sunlight and no more. All of the net zero energy sources require solar input, whether it's wind power, wave/tide power, dam power, or plain old solar power. All other sources are entropic and not net zero, including nuclear.

Even the net zero sources require entropic manufacturing in order to create their infrastructure.

If net zero energy sources are the actual objective of sustainability, two things are doubtful: First that they can be created and maintained anentropically, second that they can produce enough daily energy to satisfy the daily requirements of earth's living inhabitants.

However, some of Earth's inhabitants are creative enough to actually bring sufficient energy to Earth, one would think (and hope). Until then, continued entropic energy use is necessary.

Leftist Hatred Of Dissent And The Other

RFK, Jr.: Climate Skeptics 'Should Be at the Hague with All the Other War Criminals'

"Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., says he wants a law to punish politicians who dissent from man-made climate change theory - and calls them "contemptible human beings."

Kennedy made the remarks in an interview with Climate Depot at a climate march in New York on Sunday:"
Kennedy Jr. accused skeptical politicians of "selling out the public trust." "Those guys are doing the Koch Brothers bidding and are against all the evidence of the rational mind, saying global warming does not exit. They are contemptible human beings. I wish there were a law you could punish them with. I don't think there is a law that you can punish those politicians under."
Kennedy also said he thinks the successful pro-energy Koch brothers should be "in jail...with all the other war criminals":

"I think it's treason. Do I think the Koch Brothers are treasonous, yes I do," Kennedy explained.

"They are enjoying making themselves billionaires by impoverishing the rest of us. Do I think they should be in jail, I think they should be enjoying three hots and a cot at the Hague with all the other war criminals," Kennedy declared.
And, Kennedy's not the only climate activist who would like to see dissenters jailed.

As the Media Research Center's Business and Media Institute (BMI) chronicled in a May 2014 analysis, pro-climate change theory media and scientists have long promoted the idea of throwing anyone who disagrees with them in jail - even to the point of calling for "climate Nuremberg" trials:

On May 19, 2014 PBS' "Moyers & Company" played a clip of scientist, David Suzuki, calling for politicians skeptical of man-made climate change to "be thrown in the slammer." On day later, a tweet by well-known alarmist Michael Mann suggested that skepticism could be a "crime against humanity." As least far back as 2006, and as recently as March 2014, liberal journalists and radical scientists have advocated punishing people who doubt catastrophic, man-made climate change.

On March 28, 2014, the popular website Gawker's Adam Weinstein declared "Arrest Climate-Change Deniers." Weinstein explained there was "clear precedent" to "punish the climate-change liars." He was very specific on who should be jailed, as well. Weinstein clarified that the "man on the street" is innocent but just "too stupid." Instead, he focused on "Rush and his multi-million dollar ilk" and "Americans for Prosperity."

James Hansen, a former NASA scientist and prominent climate alarmist, made a speech in 2008 calling for the imprisonment of oil and coal executives. He said "these CEOs should be tried for high crimes against humanity and nature" before fearmongering over "continually shifting shorelines" and a "more desolate planet."

In 2006, David Roberts of the alarmist website Grist.org called for extreme punishment. Grist, which has featured major interviews with both former Vice President Al Gore and PBS' Bill Moyers, called for "war crimes trials for [climate denying] bastards." He escalated that threat, calling specifically for "some sort of climate Nuremberg."

Monday, September 22, 2014

Vox Day On SJWs ("Social Justice Warriors")

"We're not dealing with reasonable people here, we are dealing with psychologically damaged people who want to utterly trash and destroy the things we love due to their envy, their mental instability and their evil, twisted ideology. They're not going to stop simply because they've been shot down once or twice. Failure doesn't demoralize them because it is their natural state. They're simply never going to stop until you have submitted to them and they have destroyed yet another predominantly male bastion.

Understand that I'm not considered an extremist because I'm a hot-tempered angry person given to historically unusual positions, but because the Social Justice Whores all realize that I am immune to their influence and I am therefore a threat to them by demonstrating that their victory is not inevitable Progress and one need to cower before them. Unlike most of their targets, I can take every accusation of sexism and racism and homophobism and religionism and inequalism and bigotism, laugh at it, and refuse to be swayed by it. What they call an extremist is nothing more than an individual who will not submit to them and dutifully confess that black is white and gay is good and two plus two is five on command."

Some Days Headlines Are Better Than Other Days...

Illinois judge rules police entitled to Swat raid over parody Twitter account

Swat team burst into Peoria house looking for source of parody Twitter account that had upset town’s mayor
It's Illinois, of course.


Polygamist women dressed 'like ninjas' attack home of witness in Utah sex assault case

Police say two women in West Jordan, aged 18 and 22, ‘violently attacked one of the adult males’ in the house and are now in custody

They were subdued by a man with a sword... seriously!

Joe Biden: If Congress doesn’t ‘see the Lord’ on immigration, they’ll ‘see lightning’ instead
Same Joe Biden that backs killing your progeny for convenience.

Woman undergoes surgery to add third breast
She hopes that it will make her both "pretty" and yet disgusting to men because she has quit dating... seriously!

What does human meat taste like?

'Digital twins' will make decisions for us - and even console loved ones after we die by 2020, futurist claims
I never wanted a twin; still don't. I don't even have an iphone...

AGW and Internal Non-Coherence

From National Review:

Roy Spencer, a former senior scientist for climate studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, described the shift in opinion on his blog:
For many years we had been hearing from the “scientific consensus” side that natural climate change is nowhere near as strong as human-caused warming . . . yet the lack of surface warming in 17 years has forced those same scientists to now invoke natural climate change to supposedly cancel out the expected human-caused warming!

When Is It NOT About Him?

You Are No Longer A Racist; Now You Are A Rapist

Out: Bogus charges of racism. In: Bogus charges of rapism.
Instapundit

Save the Earth and Leftist Trash

Far Left Climate Activists Leave Mounds of Trash For Cities to Deal With

"Earth First!
On Sunday, tens of thousands of committed leftists held “climate change” world rallies. Thousands descended on New York City, marching through the heart of Manhattan with a message of alarm for world leaders.

The far left activists are worried about the effects of global warming despite the fact that the US just went through its coldest winter in a century and Antarctic sea ice is at record levels.

The alarmists are worried about global warming.
But, they let others worry about their trash.

Because nothing says, “I care about the environment,” like leaving heaps of trash for someone else to deal with.
"
Maybe they live with their Mommies who clean up after the dears. The Occupy movement did the same thing, as do all Leftist rallies on the Washington mall. They are entitled, you must remember, because they are morally superior to everyone else.

For graphic evidence of Leftist trash, follow the link above.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

How The Left Came To Need Global Warming, Morally

Robert Tracinski makes interesting serial observations about how the Left thinks, and why Neil deGrasse Tyson fell into the ideological position of Scientific Moralizer for the Left.

I think his analysis is spot on, except that it doesn't address the additional element of groupie elitism, which is an emotional failure that is present in Leftist self-positioning. But Tracinski addresses a Leftist cultural evolution, based on pseudo-morality from Marxism (and thus capitalism hatred), through rejection of prosperity, and then into AGW as the all encompassing capitalist, prosperity-driven, lethal assault on mother earth herself. This presents AGW as the primary moral evidence for the greed of western societies, greed at the expense of the poor societies and the planet.

AGW is one facet of the Leftist, messiahist, moral-preening religion. And Tyson fits neatly into the evidence-for-the-religion slot, and into the intellectual elitist slot, no matter how phony the evidence nor corrupt intellectually. Further, the tactics which are chosen to implement their "anti-greed" religious tenet seem to make them wealthy, if they were not already.