Starbucks Eliminating Plastic Straws is Silly and Will Do Nothing For The Environment

More PC virtue-signaling by a company run by leftists. Plastic in the world’s oceans IS a HUGE problem. Here is an unfortunate fact: 93% of ALL trash that ends up in the ocean comes from just 10 rivers in Africa and Asia.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/07/11/eliminating-straws-stupidest-thing-starbucks-can-planet/

When we try to tackle environmental problems, let’s take steps that actually accomplish something, like working with third-world nations to deal with their polluting. In many less developed nations rivers are the sewers and trash disposals mechanisms for waste. Simply banning this or that disposable product in the US will do nothing to prevent pollution and the harm it causes to wildlife.

 

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Leftist Utopia California Leads US in Poverty Rate

It is shocking that the home of Silicon Valley and much of the nation’s GDP is tops in poverty rate, but this is what happens in most leftist Utopias: you have a few haves and many have-nots.

Three key policy decisions made years ago in California has caused this. First, California has a huge entrenched government bureaucracy that has created incentives to put and keep people on assistance: that is what big-government does. Next, California has millions of undeveloped acres of land but has become beholden to rich, corrupt environmental groups and thus has some of the most restrictive land-use regulations in America. The result is very expensive real estate. Finally, these same corrupt environmentalists have successfully enacted draconian “clean” energy regulations, making the cost of energy higher in California than any place else in the country. For people on the lower end of the income spectrum housing and energy make up their biggest expenses and in California those are unaffordable. Economics 101, and California is failing. Failed leftist policies always hurt the poor the most, and California is no exception.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455667/california-poverty-capital-america

 

 

Leftist New England States Running Out of Power At Worst Time

Leftist states like those in the Northeast and Left-coast are trying to move to “clean energy” full-time. Problem: when the calendar turns to winter, solar power is of little use. Even worse, when it gets really cold wind power becomes less efficient. The result is that certain New England states are now finding their electrical grids taxed as power needs have increased, causing them to resort to burning less-efficient oil just to keep the power on with a resultant spike in prices. Stupid leftists. Oh, and how about that “global warming”?

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/01/04/new-england-wanted-use-renewable-energy-got-cold/

 

Climate Change Meltdown

Opinion – I believe man-made climate change to be a massive con. At best it is unproven.

Fact – the Paris Climate Accord was non-binding, extorted billions of dollars from the US, did nothing to slow global emissions, and was not appropriately ratified in the US.

Despite this, as was predicted the far-left radicals went into full temper-tantrum mode. The best of the week:

https://thefederalist.com/2017/06/01/15-top-reactions-trumps-withdrawal-paris-climate-deal/#disqus_thread

http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/02/paris-climate-withdrawal-re-triggers-global-warming-doomsday-cult/#disqus_thread