Category Archives: global warming

cap-and-trade is a tax — and it’s a great big one

Finally some honesty from Democrat Rep. John Dingell:

Nobody in this country realizes that cap-and-trade is a tax — and it’s a great big one, Rep. John Dingell (D-Michigan) said Friday, April 24, 2009, 11:41am ET

Actually, a ton of people realized that it was a BIG TAX.  At least 48% of the country knows it which is why we’ve been calling it “Cap and Tax” all along.

Global Warming Hypocrisy continues…

Bloomberg has a story today about the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit in Bali ( and how the summit will produce as much pollution as 20,000 cars in a year (7.3 million cars in one day). Yes, you read that right, 20,000 cars in a year. Do as they say, not as they do because they are the special elite, while the masses of people need to be ruled.Freedom is lost bit by bit, and once lost more difficult to reclaim.

A Green “Live Earth”?

The 7 Live Earth concerts scheduled around the world for July 7, 2007, are great examples of carbon hypocrisy.If the Live Earth organizers and stars really want to be “green”, here is the best advice:

1. Cancel the concert, and get all those people who are driving to stay home.

2. Keep the stars in their jets from wasting fuel – and increasing by carbon emissions – by staying home. A tele-concert would be the greenest option.

3. Eliminate all the disposable paper products for snacks and drinks at Live Earth too. Composting is a good start, but instead of “reducing,” why not just eliminate?

4. Donate the money from tickets to the environmental group of your choice – it makes more sense than paying it to organizers and stars who have to take their cut first.

5. Don’t forget that the “environmentally friendly” compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs contain mercury, a neurotoxin. Hopefully Live Earth will be using some other more environmentally friendly replacement. Ten years from now we are going to be hearing about lawsuits from people towards the companies manufacturing these “environmentally friendly” bulbs because governments have forced them to stop manufacturing the older bulbs.
6. Replace diesel and biodiesel generators with taps into the much more efficient power company networks. Generators are inherently polluting. To truly reduce carbon emissions, if possible, use nuclear, wind or solar power. (Of course nuclear is still better due to much less significant carbon manufacturing footprint as compared to solar and wind power.)But again, it is really about throwing a concert to help the stars careers while lecturing the rest of the world not to behave like the stars do.The most environmentally friendly Live Earth concert, is no Live Earth concert. Let alone seven concerts.

———Update: July 7th.A nice Daily Mail article on the environmental impact of Live Earth.Some high points in the article:

1. Superstars are flying 222623.63 miles to get to the various concerts.

2. Carbon emissions will total around 31,500 tonnes for the live events.

3. Total emissions around 74,500 tonnes

4. 1025 tonnes of waste is generated at the sites, most going to landfills. (Wembley states 2/3s will do so.)

5. Madonna has an average annual carbon footprint of almost 1018 tonnes, compared with an average of 10 tones per Britishfamily.The full article shows more of the Live Earth hypocrisy.

Update: July 7The Washington Post has more to add:The article begins with ” ‘If you want to save the planet, I want you to start jumping up and down!’ Thus Madonna revealed her plan to combat global warming.”

1. Carbon Footprint’s John Buckley stated that Live Earth would produce about 74,500 tons of carbon dioxide gas.

2. 100,000 trees would need to be planted to effectively counter “Live Earth”

World Population

July 12, 2000,

For the world is too crowded folk, here is an interesting fact. The entire world population could fit in the State of Texas with a population density of approximately 28 people per acre. That is 1500 square feet per person, assuming one story. Yes that might be somewhat crowded, but the point is that it could be done and that the world is not nearly as crowded as some would have you believe. The facts:

Total Land Area: 261,914 sq. miles (167,624,960 acres) (see

Approximate world population: 6,000,000 (6 billion)

World Total Land Area: 51,789,516 sq. miles. Texas is, in other words less than 0.5 percent of the world land area.