Bummer: ‘Climate Change’ Could Maybe Might Possibly Ruin The Taste Of Craft Beer

Everybody panic?

Could climate change be ruining the taste of your favorite craft beer?

Craft beer is a $1 billion industry in Arizona, but a warmer environment has many in the industry worried about its future.

The business owners who run craft beer businesses were concerned about future water shortages and even the flavor of a key beer ingredient: Hops.

Tempe City Councilwoman Lauren Kuby said that by supporting local craft beer brewers, the public is helping both business and the environment.

“The best way you can defend beer and in some ways fight climate change, is by supporting local breweries who are really into the sustainability movement trying to save water, save energy,” Kuby said.

Professor Paul Hirt, an environmental history teacher at Arizona State University and a Salt River Project board member, said climate change affects the taste of beer through hops.

“Hotter summers are creating more of the bitter profile that brewers are not looking for,” Hirt said.

Unsurprisingly, Hirt is a critic of Trump’s Hotcoldwetdry policy (and probably everything else Trump). I wonder how much in the way of fossil fuels are used to ship said craft beers, and to operate the machinery which does things like pick the hops.

Regardless, these people are like flat earthers, always expecting the Earth to stay exactly the same at all times.

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NY Gov Andrew Cuomo Threatens To Sue ICE For Doing Their Jobs Or Something

It doesn’t get much more virtue signally than this, but, virtue signalers will always find a way

(NY Post) Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday threatened to sue US Immigration and Customs Enforcement for what he called relentless “unconstitutional” round-ups of undocumented immigrants in the state.

Joined by immigrant-rights advocates at his Manhattan office, Cuomo also said he’s issuing an executive order to block ICE agents from arresting people at state buildings without a judicial warrant.

The order, however, will not apply to courthouses, according to the state’s Office of Court Administration.

“We are going to put them on notice today that if they continue the state will sue them – period — because the state has the responsibility to uphold the constitutional rights of the people who live in New York,” said Cuomo, referring to a cease and desist letter the state sent to ICE.

How cute. Is Cuomo stating that illegal aliens work in NY State owned buildings? Working for the state? Really, has anyone heard about any incident where ICE went into a state owned building to detain illegal aliens? One would have thought it would be big news, and, sure, we can’t see all the news, but, I sure didn’t see anything like that, nor does a Google search find anything.

Regardless, I think Cuomo missed the part where the Constitution delegated immigration powers to the federal government, and laws gave ICE the power to detain any illegal alien they want to. Double regardless, this is Cuomo just bloviating, because he realizes that he has zero power to stop ICE from entering courthouses to detain illegal aliens, as federal law refers to them.

Cuomo accused ICE of violating the constitutional rights of US citizens and the civil rights of undocumented immigrants.

He also said immigration officers endanger public safety by not always notifying local cops before conducting raids, saying such practice could potentially set off a standoff between multiple branches of law enforcement.

The governor made the announcements following an uninvited raid of a dairy farm in Rome, NY.

He was a little shaky as to what those so-called Constitutional rights are, just kind of yap yap yapping to virtue signal. They have a right (now) to go before a judge before being deported. And why would ICE notify local cops, especially in areas which have declared themselves sanctuary jurisdictions, and we’ve seen illegal alien supporters tip off the illegals? ICE does, in fact, often work with local police and sheriff’s offices in areas that do not consider themselves sanctuaries. Regardless, ICE doesn’t have to ask for an invitation to raid anyplace.

The farm’s owner, John Collins, was joined by Cuomo while recalling how he was shoved, handcuffed and threatened with arrest by ICE officers for questioning why they were detaining one of his workers, Marcial DeLeon Aguilar.

Collins is lucky ICE has not charged him yet for violations of federal code in regards to employing illegal aliens. Of course, they still can, and might. And should, if he knew they were illegals. Anyhow, ICE should start having fun and nail illegal aliens in Albany, the capital city of New York, on a constant basis. Tweek Cuomo’s nose. They won’t, though, because they are professionals and Adults.

Crossed at First Street Journal.

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If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap Why Are Energy Prices Rising?

Don’t misunderstand, I support the use and expansion of alternatives, and definitely more than lots of Warmists/enviroweenies, since they support them in theory, but, there’s always some reason they do not support when being deployed. But, they seem to be driving up the price of energy, as Michael Shellenberger points out

If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive?

Over the last year, the media have published story after story after storyabout the declining price of solar panels and wind turbines.

People who read these stories are understandably left with the impression that the more solar and wind energy we produce, the lower electricity prices will become.

And yet that’s not what’s happening. In fact, it’s the opposite.

Between 2009 and 2017, the price of solar panels per watt declined by 75 percent while the price of wind turbines per watt declined by 50 percent.

And yet — during the same period — the price of electricity in places that deployed significant quantities of renewables increased dramatically.

Shellenberger goes through the facts and figures, and I’ll leave that up to you to read it all. But, it’s not from the price of nuclear, coal, natural gas, and other tried and true, reliable energy sources rising. Nor the closure of nuclear plants. So, why?

In a paper for Energy Policy, Leon Hirth estimated that the economic value of wind and solar would decline significantly as they become a larger part of electricity supply.

The reason? Their fundamentally unreliable nature. Both solar and wind produce too much energy when societies don’t need it, and not enough when they do.

Solar and wind thus require that natural gas plants, hydro-electric dams, batteries or some other form of reliable power be ready at a moment’s notice to start churning out electricity when the wind stops blowing and the sun stops shining.

And that’s what’s happened. Many of these places pay others to take the unnecessary energy from wind and solar.

In 2017, the share of electricity coming from wind and solar was 53 percent in Denmark, 26 percent in Germany, and 23 percent in California. Denmark and Germany have the first and second most expensive electricity in Europe.

Food for thought.

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If All You See…

…is a horrible fossil fueled machine*, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Patterico’s Pontifactions, with a post on the NY Times labeling real news as “fake news.”

*I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of things like wave runners, because they leave lots of gas in the water, and the odor of gas. Much better over the years, but, forget ‘climate change’, still bad for the environment.

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Surprise: ‘Climate Change’ Not As Bad As We Thought, Say Scientists

Of course, this still kinda means doom in the Cult of Climastrology

(UK Express) CLIMATE change is likely to be markedly less severe than forecast, a study claimed yesterday.

It predicted that the impact could be up to 45 per cent less intense than is widely accepted.

But the study emerged as other scientists said winter waves pounding the Scottish and Irish coasts have grown grow by up to 5ft 6in (1.7metres) over the past 70 years.

Rising sea levels and more intense storms are in line with global warming forecasts.

The study questioning the future intensity of climate change was carried out by American climatologist Judith Curry and UK mathematician Nick Lewis.

It is based on analysing the warming effect of greenhouse gases and other drivers of climate change, from the mid 19th century until 2016.

It forecast that future warming will be between 30 per cent and 45 per cent lower than suggested by simulations carried out by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel one Climate Change.

The study in the American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Climate predicts temperature rises of 1.66C compared to one IPCC forecast of 3.1C and 1.33C compared to another IPCC study predicting 1.9C.

Mr Lewis, said: “Our results imply that, for any future emissions scenario, future warming is likely to be substantially lower than the central computer model-simulated level projected by the IPCC, and highly unlikely to exceed that level.”

Well, that’s a hell of a thing. And the UK Express attempts to spike this by yammering on about higher wave heights and sea levels, which are still not proof of anthropogenic causation. Especially when sea rise is exactly average for the Holocene, which means it is a lot lower than it should be for a Holocene warm period.

I guess the science isn’t so settled.

You can see a bunch more at Judith Curry’s blog.

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Oregon County Looks To Become Sanctuary From Gun Grabber Laws

Might there be a movement afoot? There are several counties in Illinois who have declared themselves “sanctuaries” from gun grabber laws. Jefferson County, Ill. has also declared itself a sanctuary. Now this spreads to Oregon

(Oregon Live) Some residents of an Oregon county are asking voters to support a proposed ballot measure that would bar local officials from enforcing any gun control law and uphold gun rights outlined in the Constitution.

The proposed Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance was filed with the Deschutes County clerk last week. It would empower the county sheriff to review federal, state and local laws and determine whether they violate the U.S. or Oregon constitutions.

It appeared aimed at a statewide proposal that would essentially ban assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines in Oregon. Gun control advocates are collecting signatures to qualify that measure, Initiative Petition 43, for the November ballot.

Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson publicly opposed the proposal this month, saying Oregon already has laws on background checks and age restrictions. He noted that among those prohibited from buying a gun are convicted felons, those convicted of misdemeanor crimes involving violence, and those found to be mentally ill.

“I support and defend the Second Amendment and oppose IP 43,” Nelson wrote on the sheriff’s office Facebook page.

Much of the the proposed ordinance uses language much like used by illegal alien sanctuary jurisdictions, with a twist

The proposed county initiative would bar Deschutes County from using its funds or employees to enforce any rules “that infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”

Will this catch on as a thing for counties and cities, particularly in areas that support Republicans in states that tend to be run by Democrats? We’ll see.

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Crazy: Judge Rules Against Ending Shield Program For Illegal Alien “Dreamers”

The Trump administration needs some better lawyers. Or, did they not even bother to try on purpose?

Federal judge: Trump administration must accept new DACA applications

A D.C. federal judge has delivered the toughest blow yet to Trump administration efforts to end deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants, ordering the government to continue the Obama-era program and — for the first time since announcing it would end — reopen it to new applicants.

U.S. District Judge John D. Bates on Tuesday called the government’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program “virtually unexplained” and therefore “unlawful.” However, he stayed his ruling for 90 days to give the Department of Homeland Security a chance to provide more solid reasoning for ending the program.

In his decision, Bates said the decision to phase out the program starting in March “was arbitrary and capricious because the Department failed adequately to explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful.”

It’s actually worse than that, as the Immigration Prof highlights two big passages from the ruling which provided the material for the above, and other news stories, one of which is from the summary

“Here, the Department’s decision to rescind DACA was predicated primarily on its legal judgment that the program was unlawful. That legal judgment was virtually unexplained, however, and so it cannot support the agency’s decision. And although the government suggests that DACA’s rescission was also predicated on the Department’s assessment of litigation risk, this consideration is insufficiently distinct from the agency’s legal judgment to alter the reviewability analysis. It was also arbitrary and capricious in its own right, and thus likewise cannot support the agency’s action. For these reasons, DACA’s rescission was unlawful and must be set aside.”

Apparently, it’s difficult for the administration lawyers to explain that even Obama stated that implementation of a program like DACA is un-Constitutional, and that these so-called Dreamers are present in contradiction of federal law. Furthermore, these illegal aliens are being given a break that others aren’t, and sucking up resources and money that should go to citizens and those who are lawfully present in the U.S.

Perhaps it was that Trump ended it with the thought that this should be turned over to the duly elected lawmakers, tasked by the Constitution to make the laws. It’s an insane ruling overall

The Trump administration said it is reviewing the decision. In a statement, the Justice Department pointed out that a similar Obama-era program for immigrant parents failed to survive a court challenge, and said ending DACA was part of its efforts to protect the border and enforce the rule of law.

Then they should use different lawyers. One also has to wonder if they were intentionally trying to spike Trump’s ending of DACA order.

(Front Page) The entire premise of DACA was that deportation was selective. The President has the power to decide whom to deport and whom not to deport. Now we’ve had multiple rulings by Federal judges which state, effectively, that Obama had the power to selectively deport illegal aliens, but not Trump.

And we have a court once again ruling that a unilateral move by Obama, with no legislative support, somehow has the rule of law. So that Trump not only has to abide by Obama’s selective deportation policy, but that he has to perpetuate it, thereby giving Obama authority over deportation policy in the Trump admin.

It may have been a George W Bush appointee who ruled this way, but, there were plenty of illegal immigration supporters in his administration, since Bush 43 was himself. Regardless, it looks like the Trump admin lawyers just aren’t putting the effort in. Yes, it should be easy: “your honor, these people are here illegally. Federal law says so. We have no legal rationale to protect them.” But, it’s not that easy in court.

Bates called the move “particularly egregious” given the hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients, young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children, protected under the program over its five years. Given how many people’s lives were built on the protections from DACA, Bates said, “its barebones legal interpretation was doubly insufficient.”

That’s not a legal decision. It’s a political argument.

We’ll see where this goes from here. Of course, this wouldn’t be necessary had the Democrats played ball in Congress doing something on DACA. But, they wanted all the reward without giving up anything.

Crossed at First Street Journal.

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Democrat Pushing ‘Climate Change’ Action For Campaign Drives A Whole Lot

Reason #2 why the Cult Of Climastrology is full of mule fritters

(Daily Caller)  Democratic House candidate Gareth Rhodes has made climate change a campaign issue while simultaneously driving hundreds of miles in a 1999 Ford Winnebago.

Rhodes — who is mounting a challenge for GOP Rep. John Faso’s seat in New York’s 19th congressional district — has joined other Democrats in calling for more action to combat climate change. Rhodes believes humans don’t have time to wait when it comes to saving the environment, and he is striving for a “fossil-fuel-free future,” according to his campaign website. The New York Democrat, who is currently in a primary battle for his party’s nomination, consistently makes environmental issues a part of his campaign theme.

However, the environmentally conscious candidate has adopted a seemingly contradictory form of travel. After officially jumping into the race, Rhodes has vowed to visit all 163 towns within New York’s 19th district, not in a Tesla Model 3 or Nissan Leaf, but in a 1999 Ford Winnebago. Footage of him crisscrossing the district in the RV has become a mainstay of his campaign.

Something like that gets around 8-15 MPG, but, hey

Rhodes, however, argues that the emissions his campaign doles out are negated because he purchases carbon offsets through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The program allows Rhodes to fund green energy initiates elsewhere, but do not stop the pollutants emanating from his RV road trip.

That’s like continuously speeding then paying the tickets because you do not want to give up your lifestyle of speeding. And demanding that Everyone Else be forced to stop speeding by having a device put on a vehicle that limits Them to the speed limit.

But, even if we accept his hypocrisy in purchasing carbon offsets (many say they’re just a racket), he’s the one calling for an end to fossil fuels. But doesn’t for himself.

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If All You See…

…is a world flooded by atmosphere cancer, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Jihad Watch, with a post on Maine Democrats voting in favor of female genital mutilation.

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Good News: Paris Hilton Totally Solves The Climate Crisis (scam)

We should all be listening to someone who got famous for releasing a sex tape and takes lots and lots of fossil fueled trips, you know. But, this really shows the absurdity of the climate cult, when this is actually a thing

Paris Hilton Solves Climate Change in 7 Words

I love celebrity wisdom. It can be so succinct and yet so revealing and deep. Take Kanye’s tweets lately. They’re at times Art of War-esque, inspirational, thought-provoking and then he’ll throw in a random thought.

(silly Kanye tweet here)

Which is what Twitter is for.

So, it’s great that Paris Hilton, former IT girl and current fake DJ, boils down the answer to climate change in seven words. Tattoo these on your Sierra Club tote bag.

*tents fingers* Ahh, yes. Very true. I imagine these words rolled into Hilton’s head one by one and so she strung them together as a tweet.

You know who Paris reminds me of? Sophia the AI Robot but with with less soul.

I’m not quite positive if Blemish writer Chuck Liddle is making fun of her or agreeing. It is the kind of silly thing Warmists would do.

But the peeps at the tweet love her

Plenty more like that.

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