Today is “Earth Day”. Started by a bunch of left wing proggie econutz

13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970

  1. “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” — Harvard biologist George Wald
  2. “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.” — Washington University biologist Barry Commoner
  3. “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”New York Times editorial
  4. “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.” — Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich
  5. “Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born… [By 1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.” — Paul Ehrlich
  6. “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” — Denis Hayes, Chief organizer for Earth Day
  7. “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions…. By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.” — North Texas State University professor Peter Gunter
  8. “In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.” — Life magazine
  9. “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.” — Ecologist Kenneth Watt
  10. “Air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.” — Paul Ehrlich
  11. “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate… that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, ‘Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, ‘I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’” — Ecologist Kenneth Watt
  12. “[One] theory assumes that the earth’s cloud cover will continue to thicken as more dust, fumes, and water vapor are belched into the atmosphere by industrial smokestacks and jet planes. Screened from the sun’s heat, the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born.”Newsweek magazine
  13. “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.” — Kenneth Watt

Apocalyptic Progressivism

Instead of overcoming challenges, progressive politicians exploit them to expand government. Shortly after the 2008 election, President Obama’s soon-to-be chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, infamously declared, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.”

Progressive narratives insisted that man-caused carbon releases prompted not only record heat and drought but also record coolness and precipitation within a few subsequent months.
And in Alice in Wonderland fashion, just as drilling was supposedly no cure for oil shortages, building reservoirs was no remedy for water scarcity.
In the same manner, neglecting the maintenance and building of roads in California created a transportation crisis.
Until recently, the preferred solution to the state’s road mayhem and gridlock wasn’t more freeway construction but instead high-speed rail — as if substandard streets and highways would force millions of frustrated drivers to use expensive state-owned mass transit.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446887/rahm-emanuel-california-drought-progressives-agenda-more-government

Nature is a climate change denier

Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

Now then, California had a drought. The pagans said this was the wrath of their gods.
From Nature on September 14, 2015:
California snowpack lowest in past 500 years

From the Guardian October 9, 2015:
Global warming is shrinking California’s critical snowpack

From KQED Science on February 8, 2016:
“I think this has been kind of a wake up call,” said Dan Cayan, who studies climate change at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the US Geological Survey.
“The last couple years were extraordinarily warm and I think to some extent those are models for what we might expect in the future,” he said.
Cayan says California’s snowpack has already shrunk by 10 percent on average since World War II, a trend that is likely to continue as the climate warms.
“By the end of the century, if we’re lucky, we’ll only lose half,” said Cayan. “And if we’re unlucky, we could lose more than that. We’re in an era of unprecedented changes.”

Wow, that sucks. Lowest in 500 years.
Say, what happened after the snowpack hit this low 500 years ago?
It built back up.

http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/04/nature-is-climate-change-denier.html

Interior Department Takes Steps to Make America Great Again

Amidst the angst-ridden media attention paid to President Donald Trump’s efforts to carry out his campaign promises to deemphasize the speculative dangers of climate change and focus federal efforts on the real problems people face today — including energy and jobs — the Interior Department (DOI) under new Secretary Ryan Zinke has quietly gone about implementing Trump’s vision.
DOI acted quickly to reduce federal interference with state wildlife management and energy development decisions and scale back the regulatory burden on energy production.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/04/interior_department_takes_steps_to_make_america_great_again_comments.html

Warnings of eco-terrorism, ‘mass casualties’ at new Okla-Tenn oil pipeline

Just months removed from the violence and attacks on police by environmental extremists fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, state and federal officials are warning of similar, potentially catastrophic, attacks against another new pipeline between Oklahoma and Tennessee that enters service in the fall.

A report from the Department of Homeland Security, and Arkansas, Tennessee, and Oklahoma, warns of attacks from eco-terrorists to anti-government militia on the Diamond Pipeline project.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/warnings-of-eco-terrorism-mass-casualties-at-new-okla-tenn-oil-pipeline/article/2620569

Idaho’s $4.3 Million Solar Project Generates Enough Energy to Run ONE Microwave Oven

An expensive solar road project in Idaho can’t even power a microwave most days, according to the project’s energy data.

The Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways project generated an average of 0.62 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per day since it began publicly posting power data in late March. To put that in perspective, the average microwave or blow drier consumes about 1 kWh per day.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/04/idahos-4-3-million-solar-project-generates-enough-energy-run-one-microwave-oven/

But it’s green!

Resetting Climate Policy A Rousing Success

The Heartland Institute’s 12th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-12) was a rousing success. This issue of Climate Change Weekly is devoted, with one important exception, to highlighting some of the research presented at the conference.
More than 300 scientists, economists, politicians, and other climate-realist fellow travelers attended and/or spoke at the event, with more than 7,000 others watching live online. While shedding light on new discoveries in the fields of climate science and environmental economics, ICCC-12 was really focused on how the election of Donald Trump as president changes the dynamics for making progress on shaping a rational response to climate concerns and the need for expanded energy use.

https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/iccc-12-resetting-climate-policy-rousing-success

“Global expenditures to ‘stop global warming’ already exceeded $1.5 trillion a year in 2015, or approximately $4 billion a day,” says Joe Bast, president and CEO of the Heartland Institute. And the “progressives” who are leading the global warming alarmist campaign and promoting the climate hysteria, he charges, are doing so “not to protect the environment, but to wage war on capitalism.”

Wasn’t this a joke not long a go?

I mean it. Weren’t there jokes not a year or so back about Gore being so full of himself that he was actually thinking about making a sequel to “An Inconvenient Lie Truth” even after nothing in it even came close to coming true?

The trailer for “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” the second film in Al Gore’s franchise of climate change documentaries, depicts President Trump as an antagonist.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/30/new-trailer-for-al-gores-inconvenient-truth-shows-president-trump-as-climate-change-villain/?utm_term=.6314050de3f3

A sequel to a movie that is a proven fairy tale?
I guess the answer to the question actually is; Yes, he really is that stupid.
It’s clear now why Tipper couldn’t stand him anymore.

Econutz: Trump may have signed Earth’s death warrant “The Horror!”

In 2015, President Barack Obama created the Clean Power Plan to slow climate disruption. It was the first action ever taken by the US government to cut “carbon pollution” from existing power plants.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/29/opinions/trump-signs-earth-death-warrant-jones/

Now remember, ever since the first Earth Day back in 1970, the crap-for-brains econutz have been squallering that we were only going to have a few years until it was too late to save Planet Earth.
Well Obama’s power-powergrab by executive order got executive ordered right back.
“Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool huh?”