Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Disappearing Letter

Sometimes I just like to see how honest the left is. WUWT had an article on the problems of climate modeling joshua tree habitat going forward based on several climate models. In the comments was an outraged demand that a picture of a painting used to accompany the story needed to be taken down. Apparently the fellow in the painting was outraged that neither the painter nor he was consulted. I searched the guy and found that he'd written a dishonest nastygram. From the way he was talking he might have just been uninformed about the pros and cons of the whole debate (he actually recommended the realclimate team as a resource for people honestly wondering about global warming) and so I dropped a comment in. It was quickly deleted. So here it is for those who care.

The skeptic/denialist side on climate change (which label you pick tends to come from what side you land on the issue) has exposed an awful lot of bad science, including some done by the realclimate brigade. Things have gotten so bad that what used to be 3 groups creating global datasets has now been joined by a 4th, to be run out of UC Berkeley (not the most right wing of places). This is because of plain old bad science. We’ve spent a great deal of tax dollars to create data sets that are just unusable and now we’re likely to spend more money to do it all again. 
a 5 minute pull video
the whole 1 hour talk
Without sites like WUWT, this scientific malfeasance would have never been exposed. The Berkeley professor believes in global warming. He just doesn’t believe in lying to get there. The realclimate people are a different breed.

I'd never heard of Chris Clarke before today but he sure made a lousy impression on me in near record time.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fuel Cell Costs Down 24%

Instapundit links to a fantastic advance for fuel cells. One of the big headaches for a fuel cell/hydrogen future is that the small amounts of platinum available made them unlikely as a vehicle for mass use across the world economy. Now that we've got a practical, and much cheaper, carbon alternative for the expensive platinum catalyst, that bottleneck is also gone.

It's looking to be a tremendous advance, and one that's going to help us pull our economies out of their ruts if the regulators and the greens don't spike it.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Just wrote this letter to Brian Bosma, Indiana House Speaker.
I would appreciate your assistance in answering a question or directing me to the appropriate parliamentarian who can give me an answer.

I want to find out if and when my representative (Maria Candelaria Reardon) will lose her Indiana residency for the purpose of running for re-election at the next term.

I also hope that you can keep in session long enough so that she and the rest of the AWOL representatives have to pick between their political future in the General Assembly and coming back and doing the people's business.

God bless and stick to your guns

T. Michael Lutas
Lake County Indiana Republican Liberty Caucus