Aww, we just gotta save the polar bears!

September 10, 2010

Nissan introduced its “Innovation for all” campaign during the opening game of the 2010 NFL season on Thursday night.  The commercial has a significant emotional appeal, featuring a polar bear who is apparently not content to simply have his ice flow disappear because of global warming, so he strikes out, I suppose to find out why.  Afterall, that is what polar bears do.

The commercial is filled with suggestions, some pretty overt, some subtle as to what is destroying the environment, but ends with the polar bear lovingly appreciating a man who is about to get into his all-electric Nissan LEAF, which looks a bit like a slightly over grown Smart Car.  The LEAF is the car that will ultimately crush the Chevrolet Volt that Government Motors is introducing.  The LEAF will prevail because it is both more practical in terms of its mileage on single charge of its batteries, and it also costs less to purchase. 

In all seriousness, whether you agree with the idea that man is the cause of fluctuations in global temperatures or not, this really is a commercial that is well done.  Well done for the wrong reasons, but well done, nonetheless.  And, I have to say that if someone is in the market for an all-electric, mini-car, I hope you will buy this one and not the one made by GM, the nationalized car company that is ostensibly being run by a union.

As a post script, the Nissan commercial is, for me, reminiscent of the old Ad Council anti-pollution ads that ran as Public Service Announcements in the 1970’s.  Here is one in particular that I am reminded of, featuring Iron Eyes Cody.


Ooops. Just off by several hundred years.

June 13, 2010

“It was a first class disaster” says one of the UN climate scientists.  No, not the climate change itself.  Their report.  With respect to the final melting of Himalayan glaciers, the UN experts are only off by “several hundred years” they now admit.  No kidding.  Several hundred years.  But their initial report, based on junk science and grossly flawed calculations earned them a Nobel Prize in 2007.

So much for the UN scientists AND the Nobel committee.  Hacks.

Read more about it HERE.

Happy, happy Earth Day.

April 22, 2010

Today is one of the most significant days of any year, at least for some folks.  They are not the people I hang with.  But before you jump to the conclusion that I do not hold April 22nd in high regard, I do.  It is my mother-in-law’s birthday.  Happy Birthday, Connie.  I love you.  

Apart from the birthday we celebrate in our family,  April 22nd is also the day when some people cast all caution to the wind and worship the created, in this case the planet Earth, often, I am afraid, with indifference to the ONE who created it.  And they have been doing so for 40 years, believe it or not.  This insanity is nothing new.   At best, some of these folks who go all out on Earth Day, do so because they think that the Creator is “in” everything, but theologians would call that pantheism, and boiled down to its essence, that is just idolatry.  C. Michael Patton has a great quote to help straighten out this confusion:

 “God is everywhere” gets dangerously close to pantheism that says God is present everywhere and in everything. God is transcendent to His creation, yet actively and relationally engaged.  Better to say “everywhere is in God’s immediate presence.”

Last year, I published a couple of posts dealing with Earth Day.  One dealt with things I did NOT do on Earth Day, the other was, well, a confession of those things that I did do that frankly had a deleterious impact on Earth.  This year, while the day is not over, and there is still time to do something of great harm to the planet, I have to say that I did do something nice for the Earth.

Today, I applied fertilizer to our yard.  AND I used a 100% organic granular product, that must surely be both NOT harmful to the planet, but also quite good for it.  At least that is what the “organic only” types would have us believe.   My usual preference is to use a chemical fertilizer because they are cheaper, they work just fine, and at the end of the day are made from naturally occurring elements.  You might be familiar with some of these.  Ever heard of nitrogen, or sulfur?  I digress.

I admit I am a bit conflicted by my “service” to the planet.  On the one hand I am feeling really good about my contribution to preserving my little corner of the globe.  But, every time you step outside, and every time the dogs come in the house from being in the yard, it smells like poultry crap, which is what the fertilizer was made from according to the bag it came in.  It is really a pretty awful smell.  The guys at the feed store where I bought it had a bit of a discussion about who was going to have to load it in the car.  And after applying it, the smell is stuck in my nose even when I am in the house.  A small price to pay, I suppose, for saving the planet.

You, your children, and  your children’s children are welcome.

More year-end bad news for the Global Warming lunatics.

January 2, 2010

While the East Anglia University email scandal served to knock the props out from under the Global Warming movement just in time for the Copenhagen meeting of Third World extortionists, there is more unsettling news for those who have invested themselves in the myth.  It was published on December 31, 2009 and provides findings regarding CO2 emissions, specifically man-made CO2 emissions. 

Ooops!  It’s not happening as AlGore & Co. had suggested.  This is just another “an inconvenient truth” for those who believe otherwise.  Glad to see that the earth appears to be reasonably well “balanced” already, thank you.

The end of “Global Warming” as we knew it? Let’s hope so!

November 24, 2009

This LINK will take you to a site that lists a HUGE number of the emails that have torn the curtain to the temple for the religion of Global Warming. 

Hopefully these emails will, in time, also blow away the holier-than-thou standing of the movement’s high priest AlGore.

For those who thought Cash for Clunkers was a good idea…

October 6, 2009

This article is an opinion piece from the WSJ, but it also cites studies and research from respected institutes and academia.  The conclusions found in this article come closer to the truth than anything you will hear out of the Obama administration, or Congress. 

And these the same same folks who are rationalizing all sorts of savings for the U.S. economy from remaking the health care system.  Yeah, right!

HT:  Challies

An Earth Day Confession

April 24, 2009

melting-glacierYesterday, I posted an article, wherein I discussed all the things I did NOT do on Earth Day.  As I noted, all of these were evidence of my attempt to “tread lightly” on our planet. 

While I stand by each and every one of those examples, I have simply been wracked with guilt at how prideful those claims were.  While they were all true, I confess that I DID do some things that Al Gore, and others, would say will serve to shorten the lifespan of our dear planet Earth

Scripture tells us to confess our sins to one another (James 5: 16), so I hope that this medium will serve that purpose.  Here goes.  On Earth Day, I did the following:

  • I had to attend a meeting that was held about 50 miles from where I live.  I decided that participating via conference call was really not practical since it was a lunch meeting.  Maybe someone in the future will figure out how to do a telecommuting lunch, but for now, it seems like it won’t work.  I know that this will sound like I am making excuses, but I live in the country, so there is no public transportation.  And truthfully, I really never gave much thought to either walking or bicycling the 100 miles round-trip.  (I know, selfish.)  So, I concluded that driving was my best, (I know it was not a good one, but it was the best) option.  If it is any consolation, I did take my wife’s hybrid automobile instead of my gigantic environment destroying pick-up truck.
  • During the afternoon of Earth Day, I began to sense that sometime before the end of the day, my wife and I would get hungry.  You know where this is going, so I’ll just get right to the point.  I prepared a meal that required, sorry, the use of energy.  The meal that I prepared included ingredients that people generally regard as not healthy when eaten raw, so I cooked them, using both, (I feel terrible about this) propane gas and electricity.
  • On Wednesday evening, I’m going to guess it was around 8:30 or so, it got dark.  In fact, it was dark enough that we really could not see very well without the use of (yikes) electric lights.  So, I turned a few on.  Okay, maybe it was more than a few.  But I promise, our house could probably not be seen from outer space like the Las Vegas Strip or anything.  Besides, I was finding that reading in the dark was really not very productive, but I am willing to learn how this can be accomplished if anyone knows a trick that might help.
  • Perhaps this one is THE most scandalous.  I turned on the television because I HAD to find out who the two contestants were that were eliminated from American Idol.  In the event you were more respectful of The Earth and did not have your television turned on, those eliminated were Lil and Anoop.
  • Finally (okay there are probably more offenses, but this will be all for now) of all the days this week, I thoughtlessly, no, I’ll correct that and say it was done with a callous indifference, I picked Earth Day to re-charge my cell phone.  It was low on charge, and without even a second thought, I plugged it in.  I know you will be relieved that I unplugged the charger when it was not in use because I hear that the polar ice caps are melting because people leave their chargers plugged in when not in use.  If this shameful practice describes YOU, repent and unplug!  For the record, because I DO unplug, I did NOT cause what is seen in that picture above.  So there!