Posts in category "Environment"

The war on milk

I didn’t realize there was a war on milk until the war-on-milk proclamation arrived in my email. Thankfully, I can now arm myself with arguments listing why you should stop drinking milk–including all of its dairy products such as ice cream, cheese, sour cream and yogurt. I’m not talking here only about people who are... Read more »

The veto of the Keystone Pipeline by Barack Obama, the anti-science president of 'no'

President Barack Obama’s veto of the bi-partisan congressional authorization of the Keystone XL pipeline is telling, revealing him to be the anti-science president of ‘no.’ Yes, yes, I know that progressives have tried to copyright accusations of “anti-science” and the “politics of no” to be hurled exclusively at conservatives and Republicans.  But, if the shoe... Read more »

"The hottest year ever recorded" embroidery

Almost breathless and without qualification, it is being reported in some corners that 2014 was the “hottest year ever recorded” on Earth. Strictly speaking, it’s true. But too many reports are leaving the impression that last year’s temperatures are spiraling upward, jumping far beyond the last record year. If you look more closely at the... Read more »

Chicago might never seen the sun shine

That was the prediction of an eco-alarmist when he was asked what is ahead for us in the 21st Century. Glenn T. Seaborg, chairman of the Atomic Energy commission, forecast that dark future in a 1969 Chicago Tribune series about what’s in store for Chicago in the 21st Century. (The series was spotlight in a... Read more »

Human composting, the next step to Soylent Green

The Human Death Project (no kidding, that’s its name) wants to be the first to offer “human composting,” a creepy process that converts dead people into nutrient-rich soil to grow plants. The Chicago Tribune reports (“The greenest goodbye: Seattle group wants to compost the dead”), that “the Urban Death Project is the brainchild of Seattle architect... Read more »

Dick Durbin and Barack Obama kiss Harry Reid's behind; stiff Illinois constituents

Our very own Democratic President Barack Obama and Sen. Dick Durbin have abandoned their constituent’s well-being in order to kiss Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s butt. Illinois continues to be home to one of the nation’s largest accumulations of “temporarily” stored nuclear fuel, because Reid has used his power to block a permanent and environmentally... Read more »

Uh oh. Oil prices plummeting

Oil prices took their biggest plunge to their lowest level  in two years, in what is good news. But no, we’re told that it’s not. Reports the Wall Street Journal: Fracking Firms Get Tested by Oil’s Price Drop Further Declines Risk Making Expensive Shale Drilling Unprofitable Tumbling oil prices are starting to frighten energy companies... Read more »

Nature's response to the Asian carp invasion

About half-million Asian carp found dead in Kentucky’s Cumberland River While environmentalists are fretting about Asian carp invading Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes, Mother Nature has dealt the fish a bad hand. Hundreds of thousands–perhaps a half million–died in 24 hours in a massive fish kill that now is being investigated by the Kentucky Department... Read more »

Toss your cigaret butt on the ground; get your butt hauled off to the slammer

Astonishing new law in Illinois could actually get you sent to prison for throwing your cigaret butt on the ground. This amazing news is brought to us by the Illinois Policy Institute. On Jan. 1, an update to Illinois’ Litter Control Act will subject anyone who tosses a cigarette on the ground to increased penalties... Read more »

When it comes to climate change, it's scientific evidence, not consensus, that counts

This is a must read for those who follow the crowd (i.e. politicians, professional leftist and environmental elitists) who cling to the notion that because there’s “scientific consensus” that mankind is changing the climate that it must be so. Last week a friend chided me for not agreeing with the scientific consensus that climate change... Read more »
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