On May 29 Planetary Resources, one of two private concerns hoping to someday mine near-earth asteroids, announced plans for the first-ever crowdfunded space telescope, a venture that would allow private researchers to conduct space research using a private space telescope.
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is in trouble and climate alarmists are hoping the much-ballyhooed Cook report released last week will convince the public to be very afraid of global warming.
As part of its drive for global so-called “sustainability,” the United Nations has a new suggestion for the people of the world: Eat bugs instead of burgers. The controversial recommendations come from a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization touting the supposed benefits of “edible insects” and the role they might play in future “food security” — assuming the bugs are farmed in a “sustainable” way, of course. The latest UN document also outlines propaganda campaigns to persuade Westerners and shows how expanding the international regulatory regime can help bugs-as-food proponents achieve their vision.
In another skirmish in the gun-control war, the federal government told Cody Wilson to remove from his website free blueprints for 3D guns.
With a veto-proof majority, the Missouri legislature approved a popular bill protecting private property and due process rights by banning a deeply controversial United Nations “sustainability” scheme known as UN Agenda 21. The legislation, SB 265, now heads to Democrat Governor Jay Nixon, who has not yet taken a public position on the issue.
The effort to ban Agenda 21 in Missouri, widely celebrated by activists from across the political spectrum, comes in the wake of similar moves to stop the UN plan across America.
Global warming has been blamed for everything from acne and airplane crashes to marital infidelity, cannibalism, slavery, prostitution, civil wars and genocide. Now come "giant blue crabs" to threaten the global food chain!
The announcement by a wind turbine manufacturer that it planned to build more turbines in Ireland failed to mention the 14,000 turbines already lying idle around the globe due to lack of viability or profitability.
Tighter restrictions proposed on sulfur content will add a penny or less to the retail price of a gallon of gasoline, according to the Obama administration, while the oil industry contends those same rules could hike prices at the pump as much as nine cents per gallon.
As Earth temperatures remain stable, even some hyper-regulatory zealots are admitting that their apocalyptic global-warming models were exaggerated.