Ben Butera

On Climate Change

In light of a recent post of mine, I wanted to share something from my old blog on the topic of Climate Change, which is fast becoming a religion of sorts. Any denial of it and man’s direct responsibility for

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Trump Pulls Out of Paris Accords

  Trump kept a campaign promise and pulled out of the Paris Climate Change Accords.  The reaction on the left in this country was apocalyptic and amusing to watch.  The biggest humbug on the planet today is global warming.  Among

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Global Warming Scam Continues to Unravel

More evidence that global warming is nothing but a scam: The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming

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The Great Global Warming Swindle

      “If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of

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“Climate Change” and the Pentagon

  Just in case you didn’t think we are currently being governed by lunatics: The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to

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Quick, Someone Tell the Pope

“A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system. In recent decades, this warming has been accompanied by a constant rise in the sea level and, it would appear, by an

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Bad Science and Worse Religion

    Father George Rutler explains why the Saint Peter’s light show was bad science and bad religion walking hand in hand: There are legitimate ways to consider the significance of carbon emissions in relation to variations in solar activity, changes

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Politics as Substitute Religion

  Father Z uses the S word: I thought I could just let it pass… but I can’t. On 8 December (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) at 7 pm climate-change zealots will be allowed to project a light show entitled “Illuminating Our

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Mark Shea on Climate Change

  After the issuance of the Green Encyclical today I assume that Catholics will be debating global warming.  I thought we would kick off the debate here on TAC with Mark Shea representing both sides: 2011: As you probably know,

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Just in Time for the Green Encyclical

      Pope Francis is releasing his global warming encyclical on June 18.  Right on schedule we have further evidence that the global warming scam is falling apart: Science mag is publishing a blockbuster paper today, on June 4.  Oh

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Now Where Have I Heard This Before?

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9     One advantage of studying history is that you learn the truth of Ecclesiastes that there

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Our Sunday Visitor: Company Rag

  Once upon a time Our Sunday Visitor supplied fairly orthodox commentary upon the Church and the World, although it was always careful to never disturb the powers that be at the Vatican.  That was before the present Pontificate.  Now, it

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Bear Growls: Incompetence

  St. Corbinian’s Bear is on fire over the coming climate change encyclical:   The Bear is not claiming to diagnose the Pope. Yet, think back on his papacy, and the way Francis bounces from one scandal to another like

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Latest on the Global Warming Scam

  It is dismaying to anyone who has been paying attention to the Global Warming Scam that Pope Francis is apparently about to sign on to something that is so replete with fraud. John Hinderaker at the  Powerline blog brings us the

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Global Warming No Doubt Caused This

  Ice is already starting to develop on Michigan’s Great Lakes. This is the earliest ice on some of the Great Lakes in at least 40 years. According to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, on November 20, 2014, three

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A Fitting Secretary of State

Hattip to Erika Johnson at Hot Air.  I think it is fitting that the increasingly impotent lame duck Obama administration has a complete buffoon like John F. Kerry as Secretary of State.  He is perfect in the role as the

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Greenpeace Lies About Santa!

Greenpeace has released the above video where an obviously fake Santa complains about global warming at the North Pole.  Rejoice children of all ages, the video is a lie:   The inconvenient truth is that planet Earth now has the equivalent of

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Global Warming as a Substitute Religion

        In these days we are accused of attacking science because we want it to be scientific. Surely there is not any undue disrespect to our doctor in saying that he is our doctor, not our priest,

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Environmental Predictions and the Goracle

  Well, Central Illinois is experiencing its worst blizzard in many a year, and I am snowbound at home, dictating bankruptcy petitions and working on my taxes.  We are keeping warm and toasty at stately McClarey Manor by occasionally tossing a copy

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Global Warming Hysteria Explained

  Hattip to the ever erudite Alpheus at Athens and Jerusalem.  When an ostensible debate over science takes on all the attributes of an especially sleazy political fight or a theological debate a la Mad magazine,  that is generally an excellent sign

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Environmentalist Proponents Jump The Shark

An environmental confederation in the UK got the talented screenwriter Richard Curtis to produce a short film, ironically called No Pressure, for the 10:10 campaign, an effort to remind people to do their part in reducing carbon emission 10% by

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No More Generations?

On the NYT’s philosophy blog, there was an article written about the decision to have children. I didn’t realize it when I first read it, but it was written by notorious pro-abort Peter Singer (and by notorious, I mean that

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Of Tea Party Terrorists and Cognitive Dissonance

With President Obama demonizing Tea Party protesters and the recent comments of New York Mayor Bloomberg speculating that the Times Square bomber was a tea party protester, it is mind boggling how the evidence continues to stack up against their

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Krugman v. Levin on Climate Change

Jim Manzi, a conservative expert on climate change, recently reviewed Mark Levin’s coverage of the subject in his book Liberty and Tyranny. Mr. Manzi was unimpressed: I’m not expert on many topics the book addresses, so I flipped to its treatment of

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Global Warming Freezing Temperatures Hit the Globe

As freezing temperatures continue to grip the nation and the world I thought this political cartoon apropos to the many climate change proponents that continue to peddle this pseudoscience. Which is why I am promoting the possibility of an amendment

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The New Paganism: Climate Change

The Pagans are coming out of the woodwork, or more properly named, coming out of the ice sculpture. What is turning into an annual event in Fairbanks, Alaska, a frozen ice sculpture of Al Gore, or what the locals call

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What Virtue In False Promises?

One of the things that strikes me repeatedly watching the global warming debate (especially in the lead-up to and in the wake of the Copenhagen conference) is the incredible amount of excitement people have about trying to get countries to

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Junk Science Part II

A follow up to my initial post here on what is becoming known as Climategate.  Now news comes from New Zealand about massaging of data by global warming proponents. The New Zealand Government’s chief climate advisory unit NIWA is under fire

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Programmer Smack Talk and Global Warming

I’ve been amused to watch some of the arguments going on out in the blogsphere as discussion of the hacking of the climate change servers moves off into a discussion of the quality of the code being used by climate

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Junk Science

A fascinating insight into the world of scientists who are advocates of the theory of man-made global warming was given by hackers who stole a huge amount of data and e-mails from the  Climactic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia

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