Beware

I was attempting to catch up on blogs, having been out of town for three days, and I once again ran into the claim that the fossil fuel industry is to blame for skepticism.

Last night I looked up my “favorite” guy, Philip Anschutz. You remember him–loves Western vistas as long as he owns them. Everyone else can stare at the useless wind turbines he wants to destroy the landscape with. A true environmentalist in that respect–“I have mine, who care about you?” He’s running the Foundation for a Better Life spots on TV again, which undoubtedly means he’s about to shaft another group in his quest to make money.

The interesting thing here is he’s in oil and gas and that’s where his billions came from. So how is it a self-proclaimed conservative and oil guy is trying to desecrate Wyoming with wind turbines–MONEY. It’s always about the money. Not oil and gas, not any particular thing. As I once said to a Wyoming politician, these people would sell their mothers and spouses to the devil to make more money. It doesn’t matter if it damages the environment like the turbines do, it doesn’t matter who you stomp on along the way. Remember, you’ve got yours and no one else deserves to have the Western vistas you look at, no one else deserves to live in a place free of monstrous, useless, bird-killing machines. There is nothing Christian, caring or anything similar to be found in this behaviour. It’s greedy and uncaring. (Note: I am all for free enterprise. What I am not for is the utter hypocrisy in lying to people about wanting them to have a better life while trashing where they live and soaking up money stolen from them through taxation for unworkable projects. Even if Anschutz takes NO tax credits, he still benefits from California’s RPS. He is still forcing people to accept that which does not work. That is not Christian and it’s not caring. It’s the lies that I don’t like, not that he has money or that he uses it as he sees fit. You can do what you want, just don’t lie to me that you care in the least.)

Next time you see a spot for “Foundation for a Better Life”, think HIS better life, not yours. He’s all about himself and his money, not a better life for other people.
Oil and gas companies love climate change–they just eat up billions in subsidies and laugh. Turbines will never replace oil and gas and you greens just made the oil folks so much richer. Congrats.  I’m sure the oil million and billionaires thank you.

No, it’s not the money

Today at Think Progress (a misnomer on all accounts) we find:

“Manmade climate change is happening. One would think that with hundreds of climate-related natural disasters declared since 2011, and 97 percent of climate scientists in agreement, elected officials would follow the evidence. But a shocking number — 55 percent — of congressional Republicans refuse to accept it. Most states have at least one representative who denies climate change science. And it’s even more pronounced in Republican leadership, where 90 percent deny climate science.

It’s no coincidence that deniers are funded in large part by the fossil fuel industry, which profits off of the emissions that cause global warming. Combined, the 157 members of the climate denier caucus have taken over $50 million in dirty energy contributions over the course of their careers. The 378 other Members of Congress and Senators have only taken $33 million total.”

Read more here:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/11/2289051/new-infographic-the-anti-science-climate-denier-caucus/

Okay, let’s look at this from a different perspective:  Al Gore sold his TV station to an OIL country, one of the evil middle east countries that control the oil the US gets and have caused millions of young men to die in unnecessary wars, according to many environmental activists.  Yet we have not seen Al Gore producing a film “Fossil Fuels Forever” and joining the ranks of the “deniers”.  If half a billion dollars doesn’t buy someone’s allegiance, how could the paltry $242,000 to house members or $699,000 to senate members?  It’s really quite obvious that money does not buy influence, don’t you think?  Only in the imagination of climate change advocates does money determine one’s beliefs about the legitimacy of science.  They just cannot admit it just might be the science that is the problem.