Archive for 7 Oct 2009

Climate hype and the truth.

Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.

Stanford U. doesn’t want you to see this video
By Michelle Malkin

Via Marc Morano at Climate Depot comes word that Stanford University is trying to cover for one of its leading eco-extremists:

Stanford University has banned a skeptical documentary film from airing a climate change interview with one of its prominent warming activist professors, Stephen Schneider. After legal threats from Stanford University — apparently on behalf of Prof. Schneider — the documentary filmmakers were forced to use a blank screen and an actor had to read the transcript of Schneider’s already taped but legally banned climate interview. The skeptical global warming documentary “Not Evil Just Wrong”, set for its international premier on October 18, 2009, interviewed Schneider about his flip-flop from a coming ice age proponent in the 1970s to his current advocacy of man-made global warming fears. Schneider is a professor of biological sciences at Stanford University. (email: shswebsite@lists.stanford.edu)

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GM is doomed. Thanks Bush and Obama. Letting the company fall on its ass when it was able to file bankruptcy and reorganize into a viable company was probably the way to go. This current fiasco has pretty much gutted America’s auto industry. Supporting the buyout of GM and CAFE is the nail in the coffin for GM.

So much for supporting America.

An Omen in the Cash for Clunkers Results
By
Daniel Ikenson

Chris Edwards is right. Tad DeHaven is right. Cash for Clunkers was a shell game and an utter waste of taxpayer money. But C4C offers another teachable lesson, which is that the 35.5 mile per gallon by 2016 fuel efficiency standard will kill General Motors.

In just the latest example of government policies working at cross-purposes, the president buys a 60 percent stake in GM at a cost to taxpayers of $50 billion (conservatively), and simultaneously supports a mandate—in the rigid CAFE standard—that will severely handicap GM, while assisting the competition.

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Related:

Failures Mount on Cash for Clunkers

It didn’t take a Ph.D. in economics to recognize that the federal “Cash for Clunkers” program would put upward pressure on used-car prices. In nominating it “the dumbest program ever” back in August, Chris Edwards noted that “low-income families, who tend to buy used cars, were harmed because the clunkers program will push up used car prices.”

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