Category Archives: Evironment

The Bloomberg College of Agriculture

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The President of The Bloomberg College of Agriculture wants to be President of the United States.

But here’s what Composer Gregg Opelka had to say in the WSJ about Mayor Mike’s condescending attitude toward farmers:

Mike Bloomberg’s is the rarefied hauteur of the technocrat. Anyone who’s worked in an office since the 1990s has dealt with the IT overlord who tells you with a paternalistic smile that “It can’t be done that way” because of this or that technical mumbo-jumbo. The former mayor is that guy on steroids.

With his self-satisfied regard for technology, Mr. Bloomberg carries a palpable disdain for human craft. “I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer,” he said during a 2016 talk (recently gone viral) at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. “You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn.” 

Meanwhile back at Bloomberg News here’s the lowdown on locusts.

Big Melt

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So much for the polar vortex. It’s gone home. Taking its place – the big melt. Temperatures are soaring as much as 60 degrees.

Vortex Phil

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The polar vortex isn’t sticking around for Groundhog Day. Hope it’s not too late for Phil. But if he’s unable to see his shadow AccuWeather will do it for him. The weather people say, “while frigid air may ease back a bit in the first and second week of February, the reprieve will be short-lived.”

Climate Fire

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When wild fires destroyed the town of Paradise, California Governor Jerry Brown blamed climate change. For the past few weeks Paris has been burning and French President Macron can blame the climate too. The French revolted against a carbon taxed aimed at reducing France’s .4% share of global warming caused by cars.

The €8 billion tax bite comes on top of a 9% unemployment rate. The peasants are pissed.

And so far it’s peasants 1, president 0. Macron backed down and delayed the tax.

Nuke Global Warming

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Time’s running out according the latest government climate change report. The Fourth National Climate Assessment says global warming will shrink the economy 10% by the end of the century.

But Bjorn Lomborg says it’s not all that bad. His worst case scenario would only cause a 5% hit to the economy.

Deadly Global Warming

Oh wait, that’s not the real worst case scenario. In 2017 the Daily Mail said there’s a 5% chance climate change will kill every last one of us by 2021.

Anyway, it seems like people who take these reports seriously might also take nuclear power seriously as a solution. This Scientific American article says we can nuke our way out of global warming.