Since Jun 17, 2010
"Two arguments for switching to renewable energy -- the depletion of fossil fuels and national security -- are no longer plausible. "
CO2, like oxygen, is a naturally occurring colourless, odourless, tasteless, invisible gas, non-toxic in concentrations many times levels in air, and essential for life. Unlike oxygen though, CO2 is only a trace gas.
Earth's annual production of CO2 is almost entirely by Nature, 97%. Human activity including industry and transport produces just 3%.
Total human production of CO2 is much less than just the natural variation in global atmospheric levels. Analysis shows it is highly unlikely that humans caused the overall increase in atmospheric CO2 levels.
"...the 'Arab Spring' is not the Arab Spring. It is the Islamist ascendancy. Like good democracy fetishists, though, the media is seeing the Egypt it wants to see. To the contrary, in the real Egypt, Islamist ideology is the mainstream... Without the much-derided Mubarak around to clamp down on it, Islamists have Copts and secularists paralyzed by their habitual 'unrest' and 'clashes.'
The most ruefully amusing part of the coverage is the water the media dutifully carries for the Obama administration's campaign to airbrush the Muslim Brotherhood.
Yet, when the Obama administration hears the Brothers' motto "Allah is our objective, the Prophet is our leader, the Koran is our law, jihad is our way, and dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!" - it thinks: "largely secular"!"
"Has anyone noticed that the common denominator of all the successful Arab street movements is that they are sympathetic to Iran? When the dust settles, Iran is going to own the Middle East - except for maybe Saudi Arabia, if we have the guts to help them (which I very much doubt).