Monday, December 21, 2015

Opposing My Project Doesn't Make Yours Any More Likely

reservoir-dogs-standoffThe stupidest argument I hear on transit is this: "(Progressive idea A) isn't all that great - (progressive idea B) is what we should get behind!"

We should do both - in fact, we can only do both. Opposing A makes the success of B less likely, because losing drains political power.

If you lose on A, the money isn't any more likely to go to B - in fact, it's less likely to do so because you just lost, so GFY. It's a myth that project funding is zero-sum - budgets are made up by politicians, and if you have power there'll be more, and if you don't have power there'll always be less.

In contrast, winning on A makes B even more likely, because winning builds political power, and again, there's always exactly as much money as we're willing to fight for & have the power to deliver.

What other examples did I miss?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December Warmth Breaking Records, But Media Largely Silent on Causes

An El Nino getting a boost from global warming is breaking winter warmth and lack of snowfall records across a huge swath of the country. As I write in a new post for Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, the media is talking about the warmth but is mostly ignoring its causes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Coal Causing Climate Change Was Settled Science In 1912

How did today's climate scientists travel back in time more than 100 years to implant the greenhouse effect hoax so that they could load up on lavish research grants in 2015? The conspiracy is truly dizzying in scope.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Don't Be Garbage People: Funny or Die Video on Climate Action

Watch this new Funny or Die video called "The Fixer" starring Jeff Goldblum and Ed Begley, Jr., then sign the petition in support of President Obama's Clean Power plan at