Travolta Talks Pulp Fiction

30 03 2007

Apparently, hypocrisy is stayin’ alive.

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Travolta, a Scientologist, claimed the solution to global warming could be found in outer space and blamed his hefty flying mileage on the nature of the movie business.

But his appointment as a “serving ambassador” for the Australian airline Qantas doesn’t seem to have much to do with the movies. Nor does a recent, two-month round-the-world flying trip.

“It [global warming] is a very valid issue,” Travolta declared. “I’m wondering if we need to think about other planets and dome cities.

“Everyone can do their bit. But I don’t know if it’s not too late already. We have to think about alternative methods of fuel.

“I’m probably not the best candidate to ask about global warming because I fly jets.

“I use them as a business tool though, as others do. I think it’s part of this industry – otherwise I couldn’t be here doing this and I wouldn’t be here now.”

Travolta’s five private planes – a customised £2million Boeing 707, three Gulfstream jets and a Lear jet – are kept at the bottom of his garden in the US next to a private runway.

Indeed, such is his enthusiasm for flying, he persuaded his wife, actress Kelly Preston, to name their son Jett when he was born 14 years ago.

He was later quoted as saying, “The planet has a Saturday Night Fever.”

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Penn And Teller Call Bullsh*t On Environmental Hysteria

29 03 2007

It’s Showtime! Click the picture to watch the show over at Google (you can full-screen it).

UPDATE: REMOVED BY GOOGLE

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Di-hydro monoxide! The horror!





It’s Easy Being Green– Gore Mulls Over Presidential Bid

29 03 2007

Insight has the details:

“Al Gore has been energized by the attention he’s been receiving as America’s leading environmentalist,” a political source close to Gore said. “He believes this might present an opportunity to become president or at least try again.”

 

Sources close to Gore said Ralph Nader has sought to recruit the former vice president to run as the candidate for the Green Party. They said Gore has not rejected the offer and was consulting with family and friends to determine the feasibility of such a candidacy.

 

It’s not only feasible, it would be a juggernaut. 





Celebrity Carbon Offsets

28 03 2007

Sorry, guys. I’ve been meaning to get a blogroll going, but it just hasn’t happened.

In the meantime, I’m ready to announce one of the two celebrities who will be the recipient of a Celebrity Carbon Offset.

None other than Hollywood heartthrob of hotness….

Leonardo DiCaprio.

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He really is a shameless shill for the Goracle. It’s sad that showmanship triumphs over substance and science.

Here’s one of his houses.

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I wonder how big the garage is? How many carbon-spouting plane rides to get to an fro? Some of those big budget movies film in remote locations… how many people have to fly there? I’m just sayin’ … movie credits are pretty long.

He definitely deserves this Celebrity Carbon Offset.

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Above illustration from The Ryskind Sketchbook.





Global Warming Halts Hollywood

28 03 2007

From The Telegraph (UK):

A deadly species of jellyfish, translucent and the size of a thumbnail, is spreading along Australia’s coastline as a result of global warming, scientists warned today.

 

Irukandji jellyfish are among the world’s most toxic creatures – all but impossible to detect in the water but packing a potentially lethal punch belying their tiny size.

Until recently it was thought that they were confined to Australia’s northern tropical waters, but marine biologists have now found them off Queensland’s Fraser Island — a popular tourist spot about 400 miles south of their previously assumed range.

Their discovery has halted production of a Hollywood film, Fool’s Gold, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, who were originally due to be filmed swimming in the sea. Dr Jamie Seymour, from James Cook University, said she had found five of the animals off the island.

The natural perils of the world are being blamed on global warming.  Don’t believe the hype.





Some Burning Questions

28 03 2007

The American Chronicle asks some poignant questions:

Are we being programmed; sold a “bill of goods” concerning earth changes and global warming, and if we are, who is responsible for the propaganda and what is their end game? Can it be as simple as differences between the Democratic and Republican political parties: liberals versus conservatives?

The debate concerning global warming is reaching critical mass. Proponents exaggerate claims and demonize opponents to their theology. They are recruiting the children of the earth as their ambassadors. Their rhetoric spreads disinformation, causes political polarization and is planting the seeds for religious and ideological revolution. Is this a primal revival of some basis instinct inherent in all humans, or is this a fabricated theory orchestrated by an unseen hand for an unknown purpose?





More On “The Great Global Warming Swindle”

28 03 2007

From The Weekly Standard:

The film notes that much more carbon dioxide is produced by natural means than by industrial emissions: Volcanic emissions, carbon dioxide from animals, bacteria, decaying vegetation, and the oceans “outweigh our own production several times over.” We’re also reminded that as recently as the 1970s the scientific community was convinced that earth was headed for another ice age–and balked at the suggestion that greenhouse gases could ward off a chilly future. So what might explain the current warming trend? Durkin’s team of climatologists and astrophysicists point to evidence suggesting that as radiation from the sun varies–measured, for example, by sun-spot activity–the earth tends to heat up or cool down. “Solar activity,” the film alleges, “very precisely matches the plot of temperature change over the last 100 years.”

If you haven’t yet seen the movie, it is a must-see. Click below.

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The Great Global Warming Swindle (video)