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Carbon Tax is Pointless and Inflationary

Steven MilloyClimate alarmists hope that Hurricane Sandy and President Obama’s re-election will coerce panicky congressional Republicans into a “carbon tax” deal in 2013. But simple math shows the tax would have no effect other than an inflationary one. A carbon tax would operate as a new sales tax on goods and services that are produced […]

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The People v. The Hockey Stick Felony?

Steven MilloyEditorial originally appeared in the Washington Times Are academic scientists some special sub-species of humans who are beyond suspicion and above the law? That is the question now being played out in a drama between Virginia Attorney General Ken Cucinelli and the dead-end defenders of global warming’s poster junk scientist, Michael Mann. Cucinelli is […]

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The President’s Oil Drilling Bait-N-Switch

Steven MilloySo President Obama says he’s for more offshore oil drilling. Does he really mean it? Would it matter if he did? Addressing the latter question first, consider President George W. Bush called for offshore drilling in June 2008, when gasoline prices hit $4 per gallon and Congress was less Democrat-controlled than today. Nothing happened […]

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Al Gore Lies to Congress

Steven MilloyIt’s a good thing Al Gore didn’t have to raise his right hand and take an oath to tell the truth before he testified on April 24 to the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee about the Waxman-Markey climate bill. GreenHellBlog.com first reported that Al Gore lied to the subcommittee about his personal finances during […]

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Obama’s Climate Rip-off

Steven MilloyPresident Obama wants to pay you to support global warming regulation. What he isn’t saying, however, is that his enticement won’t come close to covering what the regulations will cost you. In his 10-year budget released this week, the President proposed a so-called cap-and-trade scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Under the proposal, 100 […]

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Nuclear Nonsense

Steven MilloyHow can celebrity anti-nuclear power activists Alec Baldwin and Christie Brinkley try, in good conscience, to scare us about both carbon-free nuclear power and global warming? In a February 12 press release about the relicensing process for the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County, New York, two anti-nuclear activist groups claimed that […]

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The Futility of Hybrid Cars

Steven MilloyCould plug-in hybrid cars actually increase greenhouse gas emissions? Is energy efficiency being oversold as a greenhouse gas reduction measure? A new report from the research arm of Congress raises troubling questions about the direction in which President Obama is taking us. Produced by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), Carbon Control in the U.S. […]

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Al Gore and Venus Envy

Steven MilloyAl Gore has a new argument for why carbon dioxide is the global warming boogeyman—and it’s simply out of this world. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday with yet another one of his infamous slide shows, Gore observed that the carbon dioxide (CO2) in Venus’ atmosphere supercharges the second-planet-from-the-sun’s greenhouse effect, […]

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Zero-Calorie Sin?

Steven MilloyIf you thought the food nannies’ appetite for dictating what beverages you may enjoy would be satisfied by their crusade against regular, sugar-sweetened soda, think again. Their new battle cry is shaping up to be, “None of the calories but all of the sin.” Government-funded researchers led by the University of Texas’ Jennifer Nettleton […]

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Browner: Redder Than Obama Knows

Steven MilloyEditor’s note:  see the Canadian connection with the Socialist International group in the J-Log entry here (in item #3) Incoming White House energy-environment czar Carol Browner was recently discovered to be a commissioner in Socialist International. While that revelation has been ignored by the mainstream media and blithely dismissed by her supporters, you may […]

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Time for a Surgeon General-ectomy?

Steven MilloyPresident-elect Obama has reportedly chosen Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent and one of People magazine’s “sexiest men alive,” for the post of surgeon general. Those aren’t the only reasons that the surgeon general’s position ought to be abolished. The original version of the surgeon general position was created in 1870 to administer what […]

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Let There Be Dark?

Steven MilloySome astronomers seem to be willing to say and do just about anything just to get a better look at the heavens, including making city streets safer for criminals. In a commentary in Nature magazine (Jan. 1) presaging the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, astronomer Malcolm Smith says that it’s time for cities to […]

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New York’s Soda Tax Scam

Steven MilloyNew York Governor David Paterson has proposed to levy an 18 percent tax on non-diet soft drinks under the guise of combating obesity. Government doesn’t get much more cynical than this. After alleging that “almost one in four New Yorkers under age 18 are obese,” Paterson’s budget proposal for 2009-2010 asserts that, “Significant price […]

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EPA Goes Man-Hunting

Steven MilloyIt’s little wonder why the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list doesn’t include anyone accused of breaking federal environmental laws. It’s hard to argue that a father-son team accused of illegally importing Alfa Romeo sports cars that don’t meet U.S. tailpipe emissions standards is the criminal equivalent of the likes of Usama bin Laden or the […]

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Pickens Hops Aboard Public Health Bandwagon

Steven MilloyHas public health replaced patriotism as the new “last refuge of scoundrels”? T. Boone Pickens’ self-enrichment plan to switch America into natural gas-powered cars and wind power was initially advertised as a means to wean America off foreign oil. When the plan was announced last July, oil had spiked to $147 per barrel, and […]

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