Stand by for political realignment in America!

Summary:  I've long believed that our political system has rapidly accumulating strains, soon to rip the system apart so that new coalitions emerge, centered on new issues -- political realignments (see Wikipedia), as has happened before in American history. Not the widely anticipated move to the "middle" (a two-dimensional line), but political reshuffling in multiple … Continue reading Stand by for political realignment in America!

This is what defeat looks like for the Left, and perhaps also for environmentalists

Summary:  For over a quarter-century the Left has sought public policy changes to fight global warming and the resulting climate change, relying largely on alarmist forecasts. Increasingly wild forecasts, disconnected from the work of climate scientists, the IPCC, and the major climate agencies. What have they reaped from this massive commitment of resources? The answer … Continue reading This is what defeat looks like for the Left, and perhaps also for environmentalists

A note on the green religion, one of the growth industries in America

This is another in a series of posts examining the deterioration of America’s ability to cope with reality, called the observation-orientation-decision-action loop (aka the OODA loop; at the end are links to other chapters in the series). The rise of the Green religion is an example of this, as the previously majority religion (in Lewis Laptham’s … Continue reading A note on the green religion, one of the growth industries in America

A puzzle – can you find a solution?

Pro-AGW comments on the FM site often strike me as bizarre.  Investigation often -- not always -- shows them actually  to be bizarre (esp notable examples are here and here).  The extraordinary aspect of this lies in the people making these bizarre comments, as they often have long records of knowledgeable and insightful comments on this site. Does adopting … Continue reading A puzzle – can you find a solution?

Some insights about Greenpeace, from one who knows

"Why I Left Greenpeace", Patrick Moore, op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, 22 April 2008 -- Excerpt: In 1971 an environmental and antiwar ethic was taking root in Canada, and I chose to participate. As I completed a Ph.D. in ecology, I combined my science background with the strong media skills of my colleagues. In … Continue reading Some insights about Greenpeace, from one who knows