Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Some links

A couple of nice links I picked up from The Bookworm's post You Ain't Never Had A Friend Like Me are here.
First, Thomas Lifson at The American Thinker:
Sometimes a serious proposal emerges which is so stupid that it stuns me. Other times, proposals anger me. Rarely, both qualities are combined in one legislative proposal, but the California State Senate currently has such a bill, introduced with bipartisan support.

The idea: give $500 to every infant born in the State of California, regardless of immigration status of the parents. The aim: supposedly to encourage habits of savings and thrift...

It makes me think of something similar in the UK.

Secondly, this rather nice debunking of a BBC AGW scare story:
"Man-made global warming!?" When was that proved? No qualifications? Really? Was not even a teensy degree of it caused by well-established natural climatological cycles?

Then, a couple inches down, this:
The southern polar ice sheet holds 90% of the world's fresh water.

If it all melted, global sea levels would rise by 200 metres. (650 feet).
Ninety percent? 650 feet? Just in Antarctica? Never having heard those stats before, off to I went. It didn't take long to find less sensationalistic stats...

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