Thursday, January 01, 2009

Just some short posts until tomorrow:

`Tis the season for global warming scaremongering

"`Twas once again the season for global warming scaremongering this month. New Jersey Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel's latest foray into the fabulous world of global warming make-believe ('State's plan to curb global warming tepid,' December 26, Asbury Park Press) would make even Pinocchio blush. Tittel claimed global warming is causing increased drought conditions in New Jersey. He did not offer any supporting data or evidence. And little wonder: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) precipitation records for New Jersey show there has been no increase in drought conditions in the state."


AK: Backyard reactors? Firms shrink the nukes

"Hundreds of miles from the nearest power plant, the roughly 700 residents of Galena, Alaska, depend on costly generator-supplied electricity for their homes. But now, they want to go nuclear. No, not a traditional hulking nuclear power plant. That would be far too big. Instead, town leaders have signed up for what some call a `pocket nuke' or `nuclear battery' that produces just 10 megawatts - about 1 percent of the energy an average nuclear plant generates. Japanese manufacturer Toshiba has told the town it will install its new `4S' (Super-safe, small, and simple) reactor free of charge by 2012."


Liberal social engineering at its foolhardy best

"Big brother wants to tax the movement of citizens. As explained on the Oregon Governor's website: `As Oregonians drive less and demand more fuel-efficient vehicles, it is increasingly important that the state find a new way, other than the gas tax, to finance our transportation system.' Following the tried and true pattern for social engineering they first concoct a guilt and fear-based campaign designed to get people to choose more fuel efficient cars, to burn food as fuel to the greatest extent possible and to lay the ground work for justifying future government interventions in the market."


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