Global Warming Hyperbole
hy-per-bo-le - [hahy-pur-buh-lee] - noun Rhetoric.
1. obvious and intentional exaggeration.
2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to
be taken literally, as "to wait an eternity." [for global
warming, that is!]
The highly controversial Professor Wunsch transcript
has been archived
Ok so it's been three years. How about an uptate?
What is green advertising? Or what isn't green advertising.
I see advocates of web advertising claiming it's "green"
advertising since no materials have to be printed. But doesn't it
take energy in the form of electricity to get all those ones and zeros
to your screen? So what's green about advertising on the internet?
I see a company that provides signs
and human directionals services can call itself green because
it recycles all of it's printed media. Even corrugated plastic is
recycled. That stuff is made from petroleum. And they do recycle it.
They grind it up and melt it down and make more plastic items. My
point is that if they can recycle plastic, they can recycle anything.
So what can't be recycled. Surly anything that comes from planet Earth
is going to be here forever. But I digress...
Global Warming Hype
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Sky's NOT Falling: Why It's OK to Chill about Global Warming
Holly Fretwell brings real credentials to the
debate, giving kids the scoop, not just about global warming,
but the real-world consequences of the Left's responses to it.
New On The Blog
Response To A Sixth-Grader - Last week I received this
letter in the mail from a student at a middle school in Rockford
MI. The letter was dated January 29, 2008 but it was postmarked March
12. Below is my written reply which I promtly returned via snail mail.
For me, the urgent call to action was this question:
"When will the world be completely covered in water?"
the response here.
One Of the Coolest On Record - April 2008 was the coldest April
in 11 years. April also ranked the 29th coldest since record keeping
began 114 years ago.
According to the National Climatic Data Center, the U.S. average temperature
for the month was only 51 degrees, which is 1 degree below the average
Along with those colder than normal temperatures, April 2008 was dry
- the 54th driest on record. (05/09/08)
Cost and Futility of Trading Hot Air - By Christopher Monckton
- European and American statists, including activist NGOs like the
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), assert that the moderate climate
warming that is occurring today is a man-made catastrophe, and have
embraced the dystopian fantasy that coercive policies for the elimination
of fossil fuel production and usage can prevent or turn back the current
warming cycle. They have, thus, made the "global warming planetary
emergency" into the central plank of their ongoing campaigns
for more centralized government. Leftist commentator, Alexander Cockburn,
put it this way:
This turn to climate catastrophism is tied into the decline of the
left, and the decline of the left's optimistic vision of altering
the economic nature of things through a political programme. The left
has bought into environmental catastrophism because it thinks that
if it can persuade the world that there is indeed a catastrophe, then
somehow the emergency response will lead to positive developments
in terms of social and environmental justice [liberal fascism].
For decades environmental activists have insisted that
capitalism is not a "sustainable" (sufficient to "save
the planet") economic system. We now hear brazen declarations
that democracy is no longer a "sustainable" political process.
Al Gore lends a popular, philosophical/theological underpinning to
collectivist impulses by casting the root of all environmental evils
-- real and imagined -- in the scientific and industrial/technological
revolutions. Put differently, for Gore and the EDF, the planetary
environment, not human life, appears the supreme standard of value.
Therefore, everything, most importantly Science and Economics, must
be pried away from the benefit of man and pressed into total service
of the State.
Given just a decade or two of such "sustainable" policies,
bolstered by Gore's religion, the world will be well on its way to
a new Dark Ages, and the human misery it breeds. (05/09/08)
Climate of Belief - The claim that anthropogenic CO2 is responsible
for the current warming of Earth climate is scientifically insupportable
because climate models are unreliable - By Patrick Frank
"He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to
talk nonsense." ~ John McCarthy1
"The latest scientific data confirm that the
earth's climate is rapidly changing. [...] The cause? A thickening
layer of carbon dioxide pollution, mostly from power plants and automobiles,
that traps heat in the atmosphere. [...] [A]verage U.S. temperatures
could rise another 3 to 9 degrees by the end of the century [...]
Sea levels will rise, [and h]eat waves will be more frequent and more
intense. Droughts and wildfires will occur more often. Disease-carrying
mosquitoes will expand their range. And species will be pushed to
over climate sceptic uni grant - By Andrew Trounson and Greg Roberts
- THE University of Queensland has accepted $350,000 for environmental
research from a climate change sceptic and the Institute of Public
Affairs, a right-wing think tank, in a move that has divided university
The university insisted the money came with no strings attached and
oversight of three environmental doctoral scholarship projects to
be funded remained under its independent direction. However, the IPA
suggested two of the three agreed topics and hopes the results of
the research will inform public policy. (05/07/08)
coldest April since 1975 - By Steve Lathrop, Albany Democrat-Herald
- Cool temperatures and soggy conditions have made things rough for
mid-valley athletes -- and spectators too.
During the Lebanon-South Albany softball game Wednesday, spectators
struggled along with players to find a way to keep warm and dry, bundling
up in winter gear and blankets.
"It's the coolest April since 1975," said George Taylor
of the Oregon Climate Service. "But it's going to get better.
Summer will come." (04/30/08)
ATTENTION! Bridge for
Global Warming Brings Heavier Snows - By Jeremy Plester - ...Global
temperatures seem to be ever increasing, but at the same time snow
is falling at what seems to be an increased rate and in unexpected
areas. A warmer atmosphere means there is more energy in storm systems,
which in turn translates to higher snowfall. Global warming should
really be referred to as climate change. If
you believe this crap, please contact me
about the bridge! (04/23/08)
Forget Global Warming, Prepare for New Ice Age - Sunspot activity
has not resumed up after hitting an 11-year low in March last year,
raising fears that -- far from warming -- the globe is about to return
to an Ice Age, says an Australian-American scientist.
Physicist Phil Chapman, the first native-born Australian to become
an astronaut with NASA [he became an American citizen to join up,
though he never went into space], said pictures from the U.S. Solar
and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) showed no spots on the sun.
He said the world cooled quickly between January last year and January
this year, by about 0.7 degrees Centigrade. (04/23/08)
me up when Global Warming's over - Pollution, conservation bigger
worries than climate - By Andrew Orlowski - It looks like Al Gore
is going to need every cent of the $300m war chest he's amassed for
climate persuasion. Americans polled by Gallup for 'Earth Day' value
"traditional", bottom-up environmental issues such as pollution
and conservation as being more worrying than Global Warming. Remarkably,
the level of concern about greenhouse gas emissions has barely wavered
in a generation. Recklessness, or Huck Finn-style American common
A third of Americans think "Global Warming" is a serious
concern - a figure that's effectively unchanged since 1990, when the
question was first asked. Ominously for the climate doom-mongers,
it ranks 10th on a list of 12 environmental issues. OK, so what are
Americans worried about? (04/23/08)
warming could flood Florida coasts - Yes
I know, I saw the movie... MIAMI, April 23 (UPI) -- Scientists
studying the consequences of global warming in south Florida say rising
sea levels could flood coastal cities and damage fresh water supplies.
Still don't believe Al's a
Gore Used Fictional Video to Illustrate "Inconvenient Trut"
- By Noel Sheppard - It goes without saying that climate realists
around the world believe Nobel Laureate Al Gore used false information
throughout his schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth" in
order to generate global warming hysteria.
On Friday, it was revealed by ABC News that one of the famous shots
of supposed Antarctic ice shelves in the film was actually a computer-generated
image from the 2004 science fiction blockbuster "The Day After
available here] (04/22/08)
Tom Brokaw's Nostalgia for '70s Liberalism in Earth Day Lecture
- By Tim Graham - On Tuesday's Today, NBC brought out old anchorman
Tom Brokaw to fondly remember the first Earth Day in 1970, when ultraliberals
first declared the need for dramatic government intervention into
the planet-despoiling capitalist system. He hailed how green protests
saved rivers, eagles, and America itself from ruin: "The air
turned brown, rivers died. Eagles almost disappeared. America the
beautiful was America the endangered." Then the first Earth Day
was a "massive success." He talked like a bumpersticker:
"Mother Earth -- love your mother. She's the only one we have."
He sounded a lot like the environmental lobbyist that the Clinton
administration unsuccessfully invited to run the National Park Service
back in 1993. (04/22/08)
thank the Lord for that lack. For the IPCC's 2007 final Summary
for Policymakers shows that the climate alarmists are at last
on the run. Their evidence for dangerous, human-caused global
warming, always slim, now lies exposed in tatters for all to
In contrast, the alternative, persuasive and non-alarmist view
of climate change is well summarised in two recently issued
and readily available documents. The first is a letter to the
Secretary General of the United Nations, which was released
at the UN's Bali conference last December, supported by the
signatures of 103 eminent professional persons. The second is
the Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change, the release of
which coincided with the launch of the International Climate
Science Coalition at a major climate rationalist conference
in New York in early March. (04/22/08)
Is global cooling next? Average lower atmosphere
global temperature differences (degrees C) from 1979 - 1998.
Data courtesy of Professors John Christy and Roy Spencer, University
of Alabama, Huntsville; a best-fitted spline curve represents
longer term temperature trends.
friends of the Earth - By Muhammad Cohen - HONG KONG - The United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bali last December
generated extraordinary enthusiasm about global warning and put environmentalism
at the top of the mainstream agenda for the first time in years. The
Bali meeting brought worldwide consensus - albeit loose, broad and
unspecific - that something needed to be done about climate change.
Within days of the Bali breakthrough, activists from environmental
group Greenpeace were speeding toward Antarctica, ground zero for
global warming, with an embedded BBC reporter aboard. The polar ice
caps are melting at accelerating rates, and some islands, nestled
thousands of kilometers north in the tropical Pacific Ocean are already
at risk due to rising sea levels. The environmental activists it seemed
could reinforce and extend the message of the Bali conference, with
testimony from this critical climate battleground.
Except that the Greenpeace activists aboard MV Esperanza weren't there
to talk about global warming. They were there to stop Japan - a critical
player in climate change on several fronts - from conducting its annual
whale hunt. Greenpeace planned to tail the Japanese whaling boats,
hoping to harass and shame them into stop killing whales. Global warming
was not on their agenda. (04/22/08)
change'? It's whatever you want it to be -
By Lorne Gunter, National Post - EDMONTON -The trouble with
writing a column about an event just before it is about to begin
is that it may not pan out exactly as you suspect. But I think
I'm on solid ground when I say that Edmonton's Earth Day 2008
-- which was not slated to begin Sunday until a couple of hours
after I had to file -- was not as well-attended as most of its
Then again, who knows? There's a large and receptive audience
for ecoprop here. In the past, Edmonton's one-day Earth Day
has been one of the biggest enviro-festivals in the country.
So perhaps scores of local advocacy groups and "green"
businesses managed to erect their tents and displays, and tens
of thousands of Edmontonians trudged through knee-deep snow
to visit them, eat "Earth-friendly food" and sit in
on lectures about stuff like composting your own human waste
and applying used engine oil as a night-time facial moisturizer.
(Be sure to take advantage of the suspended metal particles.
They make an excellent exfoliant!).
There was also to be a kids' activities area, no doubt with
educational puppet shows, or the like, around the theme "If
it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down."
But the city had nearly 10 centimetres of snow Saturday. Another
10 to 15 were expected Sunday, with a further 15 to 20 cms predicted
We're not supposed to see the sun or crack the zero mark until
Wednesday at the earliest. So I can't imagine more than a few
hundred environmental evangelists made it out to the lovely
quarry-cum-park that hosts the annual event. (04/21/08)
Day Remembered - The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. It
was created by founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. senator from Wisconsin.
This year Earth Day will officially be celebrated on Tuesday, April
22, although many events are planned beyond that one day. It is estimated
that 1 billion people will come together across the globe to focus
on steps to better the environment.
Many schools are making use of an on-line ecological footprint quiz
to help students understand how much productive land and water they
need to support what they use and what they discard. This is all well
and good. All Americans should be good stewards of the environment.
Most troubling, however, is the acceptance that CO2 is a pollutant
and greenhouse gas that causes global warming. CO2 gained its celebrity
status as a pollutant after a 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court. Since
then much has been made of the carbon dioxide being pumped out of
car tailpipes. This is the same carbon dioxide that is essential in
our life support system. Without carbon dioxide there would be no
plant or human life. (04/21/08)
world of hemp lingerie? No thanks - Women will be returned to
the Dark Ages if the eco-fundamentalists end up having their way -
By Melanie Reid - ...We should not be surprised when global-warming
policy officers and climate-change academics rush to declare that
the evidence for pending disaster is "overwhelming". Nor
when they announce, in as menacing a tone as Abu Izzadeen, that we
ignore what is happening "at our peril". These people have,
after all, to justify their job titles; the industry of which they
are part is worth billions of pounds a year; and for everyone in it
to grow and prosper and pay their mortgages, the snow must continue
to melt and the seas continue to rise. Just as the makers of aspirin
wish you had a headache, the eco-alarmists rather love high temperatures.
mindlessly pursue global-warming scam, political correctness -
It is disturbing to see the herdlike mentality taking place in America
today. Two examples of this are manifested in our mindless pursuit
of mankind's responsibility for global warming and in our obsession
with political correctness.
Space does not allow for a point-by-point refutation of this scam,
as John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel, is so fond of
calling global warming. It is rumored that Mr. Coleman may sue Al
Gore so that he will have to prove his contentions in a court of law
rather than pontificate on his theories in a very one-sided slide
Warming? No Sweat. - Shortly after winning an Oscar for An Inconvenient
Truth in 2007, Al Gore told reporters backstage at Los Angeles's Kodak
Theatre that he hoped the honor would convince more people to "see
the movie and learn about the climate crisis."He may want to
rethink his wish. According to a recent study by researchers from
Texas A&M University on American attitudes toward global warming,
the more people know about climate change, the less concerned they
are about it. (04/21/08)
Increase in Americans' Global Warming WorriesPublic just can't seem
to get worked up about it - By Frank Newport - PRINCETON, NJ --
While 61% of Americans say the effects of global warming have already
begun, just a little more than a third say they worry about it a great
deal, a percentage that is roughly the same as the one Gallup measured
19 years ago. (04/21/08)
Off topic but relevant
and global warming: Who dares go against science's orthodoxy?
- By Juanell Garrett--Midwest Voices Columnist 2008 - "Expelled:
No Intelligence Allowed," Ben Stein's documentary about the difficulties
of scientists who dare to tread off the evolutionary path, opened
Friday at a few area theaters. (04/21/08)
Global Warming 101: Professor Carter Explains Climate Realism
- By Noel Sheppard - For years, NewsBusters has made the case that
foreign press outlets do a far better job of covering both sides of
the manmade global warming debate than American media.
Friday was a perfect example as New Zealand television's "Nzone
Tonight" broadcast an interview with Professor Bob Carter of
James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. (04/21/08)
Lawson loses no sleep over global warming - Nigel Lawson, the
Iron Lady's chancellor, scourge of the miners and father of the adorable
Nigella, has joined the ranks of the climate change sceptics. He believes
David Cameron's green agenda is overblown, biofuels are useless and
carbon trading resembles "nothing so much as the sale of indulgences
by the medieval church" (04/20/08)
warming fanatics pollute the planet! - By Terry C. Graham - People
obsessed with CO2 and greenhouse gasses as though they are pollutants,
who stubbornly cling to the mythology that man is responsible for
global warming and who proudly fancy that we can remedy the situation,
are actually facilitating the polluting of our planet. (04/19/08)
Jima Veterans Blast Time's 'Special Environmental Issue' Cover
- Time editor tells MSNBC "there needs to be a real effort along
the lines of World War II to combat global warming and climate change."
- By Jeff Poor - Business & Media Institute - For only the second
time in 85 years, Time magazine abandoned the traditional red border
it uses on its cover. The occasion -- to push more global warming
Deniers - By David Forsmark - FrontPageMagazine.com
Deniers: The World-Renowned Scientists Who Stood up Against Global
Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud -- and Those Who
Are Too Fearful to Do So - By Lawrence Solomon - Richard Vigilante
Books, $27.95, 239 pp.
"Ozone Man" said Al Gore recently on 60 Minutes referring
to the folks who doubt his global warming scenario and arguing that
they are part of a ""tiny, tiny minority now." "They're
almost like the ones who believe that the moon landing was staged
in a movie lot in Arizona and those who believe the earth is flat.
That demeans them a little bit."
Gore went on, condescendingly, "But it's not that far off ..."
Gee, Al, thanks for not trying to be too demeaning!
In Lawrence Solomon's new book -- The
Deniers: The World-Renowned Scientists Who Stood up Against Global
Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud -- and Those Who
Are Too Fearful to Do So -- the environmental columnist for Canada's
National Post lists a few of the "kooks" who haven't attained
Al Gore's exalted level of scientific knowledge:
Dr. Antonino Zichichi, a former president of the European Physical
Society who discovered nuclear antimatter and is one of the world's
foremost physicists. He calls global warming projection models "incoherent
Dr. Christopher Landsea, the past chairman of the American Meteorological
Society's Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones.
Says he: "There are no known scientific studies that show a conclusive
physical link between global warming and observed hurricane frequency
and intensity." Prof. Freeman Dyson, one of the world's most
eminent physicists. He asserts the models used to justify global warming
alarmism are "full of fudge factors" and "do not begin
to describe the real world that we live in."
Prof. Paul Reiter, chief of Insects and Infectious Diseases at the
famed Pasteur Institute. He notes, "no major scientist with any
long record in this field" accepts Gore's claim that global warming
spreads mosquito-borne diseases.
Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski, a world-renowned expert on the ancient ice
cores used in historical climate research. He says the U.N. "based
its global-warming hypothesis on arbitrary assumptions and these assumptions,
it is now clear, are false."
But what would they know, anyway! More.
Liberal media behind global warming scare - Why are politicians
the ones promoting global warming while our national weather experts
strongly deny its possibility?
Is it because the Al Gores of the world are making hundreds of millions
of dollars on this fantasy? There is a promise of billions more if
they can convince a gullible public and get its full support.
Please let us listen to the experts not the politicians. It is estimated
taxpayers will foot the bill for over a $1 trillion in global warming
"fixes" and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Liberal news sources have besieged the world with global-warming scare
tactics. A recent study has shown 38 pro-global warming news articles
for every one supporting the climate-change side.
World temperatures have been cooling since l998. This past winter
is one of the snowiest in recent memory, much to the dismay of the
alarmists. Please remember, whoever controls the output of information
controls the minds and actions of most people. The most obvious examples
are China, North Korea and regime after regime. (04/17/08)
Time Tramples Iwo Jima Image to Push 'War on Global Warming'
- By Mark Finkelstein - In our nation's history, there are few
images more heroic, more sacred in a civil sense, than that
of the Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima. Time has now twisted,
and enlisted, that image for its "war on global warming."
Time editor Rick Stengel, making his regular Thursday appearance
on Morning Joe to tout the week's cover story, naturally thought
it was a wonderful idea. He also explained why Time decided
to editorialize in favor of a "massive" effort to
combat global warming. View video here.
World's Oldest Tree Rewrites Climate History, Challenges Global Warming
- By Noel Sheppard - Scientists used to believe the oldest trees on
the planet were in North America with ages in the 5,000-year range.
Hooey, for a new discovery in Sweden has completely debunked this consensus,
resulting in a total rewrite of climate history while bringing into
serious question global warming theories espoused by Nobel Laureate
Al Gore and his sycophant devotees. (04/17/08)
global-warming gravy train - By Craige McMillan - Perhaps God is
the master of subtle irony. As I drove from the Midwest to the West
coast at the beginning of April, the snow was falling – not melting.
The same was true for yesterday, when I performed my little tax errand.
I find the snow makes the daffodils look much more pale, don't you?
Now that the United Nations and the "world government cartel"
has officially blessed the global warming "let's tax thin air"
movement, it was probably inevitable that the rest of us would drive
around through snow in the middle of April.
You see, the United Nations and one-world elitists have an exquisite
history of incompetence and corruption that enriches their friends and
makes nearly everything they touch among the most useless organizations
and efforts on earth. To refresh your memory, here are just a few...
Fire season; time to blame global warming
fires likely to spread due to global warming - ..."An increase
in fire may be the greatest early impact of climate change on forests,"
Brian Amiro from the University of Manitoba said late on Wednesday.
"Our forests are more likely to become a victim of climate change
than a savior," he added...(04/17/08)
legacy on global warming - His emissions goal may help loop China
and India into setting goals. Will his strategy work? - ...Bush came
into office soon after the Senate rejected the Kyoto treaty by a 95-0
vote. He saw little prospect of Americans sacrificing an energy-rich
lifestyle and paying the costs to prevent global warming. Reflecting
that mood, Congress was reluctant to take strong action, too. As a result,
activists turned to states, courts, and regulators to force Americans
to reduce their use of fossil fuels, with little result.
Wealthy economies that did sign onto Kyoto (Europe, Canada, Japan) are
now largely failing at achieving the pact's goals. And the UN mechanism
set up to let those nations buy their way out of emission caps is faltering
over doubts about the quality of carbon-reduction projects in poor nations.
Kyoto hasn't proved to be the enticement for poor nations to follow
warming "greatest hoax" - I have to chuckle as I read
letters and news articles stating that we must change our lifestyles
if we are to stop global warming. How quickly we have forgotten history.
The very area that we live in was once covered by glaciers. Where are
those glaciers now? They retreated from this area long before mankind's
industrial age. What caused them to retreat? Temperatures rose. Global
warming existed long before mankind was a factor.
Manmade global warming will eventually turn out to be the greatest hoax
ever perpetrated on the human population of this planet. We really need
to slow down and take a hard look at both the "science" of
global warming, as well as those behind it.
We need to follow both the ideology of those perpetrating this hoax,
and where the money trail leads. That is where you will find the truth
about global warming. ~ Alan Jordano, Erie (04/16/08)
Skeptic Takes on Climate Scientists - By David Kestenbaum - If you're
a scientist trying to convince people they are making the world warmer,
Kristen Byrnes is your worst nightmare. She's articulate, intelligent,
she has a Web site, and one day her people will be running the world.
Her people, meaning 16-year-olds.
Kristen's Web site, "Ponder the Maunder," has made her a celebrity
among climate skeptics. After she posted a critique of Al Gore's movie
An Inconvenient Truth, her Web site got so many hits the family's internet
service provider sent them a warning.
Her story may dismay mainstream scientists, but plenty of people are
friendly to her ideas. (04/15/08)
Global Warming Nonsense - By PAUL REITER and ROGER BATE - Today,
the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold
a hearing on the implications of climate change for human health. Malaria
will top the menu, but so will ignorance and disinformation.
The lead witness will be Dr. Jonathan Patz of the University of Wisconsin,
Madison. He has suggested that U.S. energy policy may be "indirectly
exporting diseases to other parts of the world." Dr. Patz, the
World Health Organization (WHO) and others claim that global warming
is now spreading disease and may be the cause of some 160,000 deaths
In 2007, for example, WHO pointed to rising temperatures in an outbreak
of a mosquito-borne virus, Chikungunya, in Italy. Yet WHO misdiagnosed
the problem. Modern transportation, not climate change, caused the outbreak.
Warming Censored: How the Major Networks Silence the Debate on Climate
Change - By Julia A. Seymour and Dan Gainor - So much for that job
requirement of balance and objectivity. When it came to global warming
the media clearly left out dissent in favor of hype, cute penguins and
"They [penguins] are charismatic, endearing and in serious trouble,"
warned NBC's Anne Thompson on the Dec. 12, 2007, "Nightly News."
Thompson didn't include any disagreement.
While the networks had plenty of time to worry about the future of birds,
most network news shows didn't take much time to include any other point
of view even though hundreds of scientists have expressed skepticism
of manmade climate change theory.
Another NBC reporter, Kerry Sanders, hyped the threat of warming to
polar bears and walruses on Dec. 9, 2007, "a world scientists say
may melt away by 2050." Sanders didn't include any scientists who
disagreed with that claim.
The lack of balance on the issue prompted one network journalist, John
Stossel of ABC, to do a story on the media's one-sidedness on "20/20"
Oct. 19, 2007... (04/09/08)
Maybe we should just let high
school students write their own textbooks...
Sees Problems With H.S. Text - By NANCY ZUCKERBROD - WASHINGTON
(AP) -- Talk about a civics lesson: A high-school senior has raised
questions about political bias in a popular textbook on U.S. government,
and legal scholars and top scientists say the teen's criticism is well-founded.
The edition of the textbook published in 2005, which is in high school
classrooms now, states that "science doesn't know whether we are
experiencing a dangerous level of global warming or how bad the greenhouse
effect is, if it exists at all."
A newer edition published late last year was changed to say, "Science
doesn't know how bad the greenhouse effect is."
The authors kept a phrase stating that global warming is "enmeshed
in scientific uncertainty." So where are
the inaccuracies? (04/09/08)
cool on warming - By Brad Norington - RESPECTED academic Don Aitkin
has seen the ugly side of the climate change debate after being warned
he faced demonisation if he challenged the accepted wisdom that global
warming poses a danger to humanity.
Professor Aitkin told The Australian yesterday he had been told he was
"out of his mind" by some in the media after writing that
the science of global warming "doesn't seem to stack up".
Declaring global warming might not be such an important issue, Professor
Aitkin argued in a speech to the Planning Insitute of Australia this
month that counter measures such as carbon trading were likely to be
unnecessary, expensive and futile without stronger evidence of a crisis.
The eminent historian and political scientist said in a speech called
A Cool Look at Global Warming, which has received little public attention,
that he was urged not to express his contrary views to orthodox thinking
because he would be demonised.
He says critics who question the impact of global warming are commonly
ignored or attacked because "scientist activists" from a quasi-religious
movement have spread a flawed message that "the science is settled"
and "the debate is over". (04/09/08)
More Indoctrination Idiocy
peacock and fox turn up heat on environment - KUALA LUMPUR: One
16-year-old would choose to be a peacock if he could be an animal, another
The two secondary school students were among 80 who learnt about the
effects of global climate change.
This was of question they were asked during the Shell-NSTP Global Climate
Change writing workshop on Saturday. It was one of a series of 10 workshops
that will involve 800 secondary school students from 200 schools in
Participants will submit articles, pictures and posters on global warming
to be published in the New Straits Times and Berita Harian on World
Environment Day on June 5.
Fourth Former Dahlan Daim of Victoria Institution here said: "If
I were an animal, I would like to be a peacock.
" It is a symbol of pride, and its elegance, beauty and confidence
triumph over other animals. I want to colour the world with my beautiful
Dahlan's schoolmate, Isaac George, said he would want to be a fox.
" If I were a fox, I would be cunning. I would use my power of
manipulation to make people aware of global issues."
The participants were shown excerpts from An Inconvenient Truth, the
Academy Award-winning documentary about global warming presented by
former United States vice-president Al Gore.
Participants were asked to highlight the global environmental issues
raised in the movie that had the most impact on them.
Many were affected by the fact that polar bears were losing their habitat
because of the melting of polar ice caps brought about by global warming.
Another worry was the emergence of new diseases such as avian flu and
SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). (04/08/08)
bully crows over BBC climate victoryEmergent Truthiness - By Andrew
Orlowski - Improve IT Culture and employee satisfaction in your business
- Sign up for the latest RegCast here
Bullying bloggers are no strangers to online media - especially when
they're Single Issue Fanatics (SIF). "They're deeply emotional,
they're bullies, and they often don't get out enough," the BBC's
Adam Curtis noted here last year. This week, campaigner Jo Abbess is
boasting about how she browbeat the BBC into modifying a story about
Global Warming. The BBC has defended the changes to its story. (04/08/08)
Absurdity of the day
of global warming - Climate change sceptics are wrong for the same
reason that financial models have been proved wrong of late - ...In
short, the uncertainty about the future course of global temperatures
means that it is sensible to buy some insurance against 25 standard
deviation climatic outcomes... What's next?
Buying insurance against a catastrophic asteroid impact? Absurd!
Comedy of Global Warming - By Philip V. Brennan - As the list of
global warming skeptics lengthens, the alarms warning of a planet about
to be barbecued sounded by the fanatical adherents of man-made climate
change grow more shrill and sometimes border on the comical.
This latter feature was recently ridiculed by a parody posted on April
Fools' Day by skeptic physicist James Peden where an imaginary eight-year
scientific study discovered a link between global warming and tooth
decay in children. It sounded exactly like the global warming propaganda
that blames everything on global warming... (04/08/08)
Warming Is Highly Beneficial - According to a scientific report
given at the International Conference on Climate Change last month,
anthropogenic global warming is not only not bad for the earth, it's
actually extremely beneficial, and more is needed! - By Walt Thiessen
- It didn't get any attention in the media, but there was a highly significant
presentation made last month. According to the ICCC, David Archibald,
the presenter, is a scientist (and entrepreneur) operating in the field
of cancer research, climate science and oil exploration. His presentation
made some startling points about the truth regarding global warming.
First and foremost, the greens refuse to understand that global warming
is directly caused by the sun. That should be patently obvious to everyone,
but apparently it isn't obvious to the greens. This isn't just sad;
it turns out it's the basis for a potential global calamity (but not
the one the greens want us to believe in). According to Archibald, green
global warming fanatics are 100% diametrically wrong. The data shows
that the Earth is actually getting colder, and that this trend is likely
to accelerate. It also shows that carbon dioxide's warming effect is
minimal at best. Most startling of all is his point that global warming
increases agricultural production, and this is where things get interesting
, because if Archibald is correct, we're in for some really bad times
starting in about 20 years or so. (04/08/08)
From animal terror to eco-terror...
to Al Gore: 'Meat' is the Enemy and Number One Cause of Global Warming
- Norfolk, Va. - Is changing your diet more important than changing
your light bulbs? PETA thinks so and is challenging global warming crusader
Al Gore to put his money where his mouth is--literally--by encouraging
people to go vegetarian as a cornerstone of the Alliance for Climate
Protection's (ACP) new "We" campaign. Although PETA commends
Gore for his dedication to saving the planet, the group questions We's
failure to address the number one contributor to heat-trapping gas emissions:
meat production. (04/08/08)
lawmakers killed a bill last night that would have required major
cuts in carbon dioxide emissions.
The bill was a victim of the crush of work and lack of time that usually
plagues the last day of the session. [...]
The reaction was mixed in the hallway outside the hearing room, where
steelworkers - some wearing hard hats - celebrated and environmentalists
Thomas "T.J." Johnson, a coordinator with the United Steelworkers
of America union, said the personal lobbying from industrial workers
made the difference.
The industrial companies argued that the goals of the bill - 25 percent
reduction of carbon dioxide by 2020 and a 90 percent reduction by 2050
- would put factories out of business. (04/08/08)
Warming: Markets or Socialism, Part I - While global warming no
longer seems to be the issue of the day (that is, I am not hearing about
it every five minutes on cable news), there is still much fear and trepidation
about what exactly we are to do about it. I have decided to proceed
as though Global Warming is a significant problem and that it is man-made,
or at least significantly so, despite yet being convinced of this last
point. I want to take a look at what kind of approaches we have open
to us in the event of such a dire scenario.
Philosophically, we generally have two structures to work with - a capitalist/market-based
solution or a socialist/collectivist solution. (04/08/08)
don’t support greenhouse warming - To The Editor: Global warming's
1 degree Fahrenheit increase and concurrent 50 percent CO2 increase
over 100-plus years is observed fact, not hoax.
Other assertions, however, result from countless computerized assumptions.
Verified meaningfully accurate methods that isolate and quantify greenhouse
impacts or predict climate change don't exist. Consequently CO2 control
justifications gravitate toward deception. Consider Times-News letters:
By leap of faith, global warming becomes greenhouse driven warming.
Skepticism of global catastrophe by greenhouse warming is misrepresented
as denial of global warming. (04/08/08)
The Late Charlton Heston On Global Warming
Warming gets the Cold Freeze - Global warming hoax exposed by record
global cold - by F. William Engdahl - The media and governmental hype
over a danger from global warming that already is allegedly causing
the polar icecaps to melt and threaten a global climate catastrophe,
looks more and more like the political hype it is. This year to date,
snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China
is greater than at any time since 1966.
According to the US National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) many American
cities and towns have suffered record cold temperatures in January and
early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January
"was - 0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 average."
China is surviving its most brutal winter in one hundred years. Temperatures
in the normally mild south were low for so long that some middle-sized
cities went weeks without electricity because once power lines had toppled
it was too cold or too icy to repair them.
There have been so many snow and ice storms in Ontario and Quebec in
the past two months that the real estate market has been hurt as home
buyers have stayed home. In just the first two weeks of February, Toronto
received 70 cm of snow, breaking the record of 66.6 cm for the entire
month set back in 1950. (04/07/08)
From the land of fruits and
Angeles considers global warming tax - The Orange County Register
- To fight global warming, a bill in Sacramento would enable Los Angeles
County transit officials to increase taxes on motorists. It's a bad
idea that may foreshadow even worse to come.
Billed as a "climate change mitigation and adaptation fee,"
the measure would cost motorists either an additional 3 percent motor
fuel tax, or up to a $90 annual flat fee, based on vehicle emissions.
The new charges would be on top of taxes already paid at the pump. Either
option requires a majority approval by a vote of the people.
" At this point the people of the Los Angeles region have just
had it when it comes to traffic and air quality," claimed Assemblyman
Mike Feuer, a Los Angeles Democrat and author of Assembly Bill 2558.
what’s global warming?” - I always ask my kids how school was
and the answer, as usual, was some vague response.
“Good,” one said. “Good,” the other said.
“That’s good,” I said. “Shall we listen to some tunes?”
We were in the minivan. If I had only reached that dial a little quicker
maybe I could have avoided a chain of events threatening to disrupt
the dreams of school-children everywhere. “Dad?” one said, “what’s...
global warming?” (04/07/08)
Warming A Killer - Global Warming may kill an estimated 150,000
people annually, according to researchers. The human toll of global
warming—often overlooked in favor of environmental concerns—is growing
increasingly evident, according to The AFP. (04/07/08)
Filling young minds with mush...
about global warming cool experience for Cdn teens on Arctic expedition
- Shona Couturier of St-Hubert, Que., stood at the base of a towering
Norwegian land glacier when suddenly a horrible rumbling broke the Arctic
The 17-year-old glanced up as massive chunks ripped free from an adjacent
glacier and slammed into the icy ocean below, the force of which sent
waves crashing onto the ground around her.
" That image just stays in my mind so much. It was the noise that
it made because everything around you is so quiet," said Couturier
as she recalled taking part in Cape Farewell, a charitable organization
and international climate change awareness program... (04/06/08)
Lawson claims climate change hysteria heralds a 'new age of unreason'
- By Christopher Booker - One of the striking features of how concern
over global warming has risen to the top of our political agenda is
the extraordinary unanimity with which it has been taken up by our political
...On one hand, we are just starting to appreciate the colossal cost
of the measures being taken to meet the European Union's target of a
60 per cent cut in our CO2 emissions in the next four decades, ranging
from plans to spend hundreds of billions of pounds on wind turbines
to the EU's emissions trading scheme, already costing us billions through
our electricity bills.
On the other hand, global temperatures, after flattening out, have in
recent months shown a sharp fall, wholly unpredicted by those computer
models on which the proponents of warming orthodoxy rely. This raises
rather large question marks over whether the theory has actually got
it right... (04/06/08)
Warming's a Myth, Insists Hurricane Expert - The world's top hurricane
forecaster says don't believe the hype of global warming. He's in town
for this year's hurricane conference and sat down with me for a one-on-one
"I am very disappointed at the media," Dr. William Gray stated
flatly, charging that we've been entirely too willing to just repeat
whatever scientists say. The problem, according to Gray, is that the
scientists are ignoring salinity as the indicator of hurricanes. "We
have no theory, if the sea surface temperatures get a little warmer,
why we should have more storms."
The opposite would be better science, Dr. Gray argues. So why are so
many scientists getting on the bandwagon?
Because, Gray pointed out, "There's money in this."
Gray said he lost most of his funding in the Clinton years because he
wouldn't get on the bandwagon. As for this hurricane season, he told
me to expect an above average, busy one. His official forecast comes
out next week. (04/03/08)
Nutcase Ted Turner...
Turner: Global warming could lead to cannibalism - Billionaire environmentalist
says world has too many people - By MIKE MORRIS - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Failure to address global warming will have us all dead or eating
each other by mid-century.
So says Ted Turner, the restaurateur, environmentalist and former media
mogul whose controversial comments have earned him the nickname "Mouth
of the South."
If steps aren't taken to stem global warming, "We'll be eight degrees
hotter in 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow,"
Turner said during a wide-ranging, hour-long interview with PBS's Charlie
Rose that aired Tuesday.
"Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals,"
said Turner, 69. "Civilization will have broken down. The few people
left will be living in a failed state -- like Somalia or Sudan -- and
living conditions will be intolerable." (04/03/08)
bulbs and gimmicks won't stop global warming - COMMUNITY VOICES:
A guest columnist's view - By SOREN WUERTH - When Google's main page
was black Saturday, I immediately thought "gimmick." The slogan,
"we've turned our lights out; now it's your turn," led me
to a link for "Earth Hour." The idea is to have people around
the world turn their lights out for an hour as an effort in curbing
global greenhouse gas.
What a noble thing to do.
The solutions to global warming provided by corporations would be laughable
if they weren't taken seriously by mainstream media and organizations,
including environmental groups. (04/03/08)
global warming: 80% of Africa still use charcoal as fuel - No global
warming: Charcoal fuels 80% of Africa - It is 21st century and do you
know what is the main fuel for several African nations now? It is charcoal.
Maybe, a shocking news for environmentalists and people who are bothered
about the global warming issues.
But it is a fact that countries like Mozambique bank on charcoal for
its population's 80 per cent fuel needs.
In southern Africa, charcoal is the main money-spinning source for lakhs
People in these nations have been chopping trees and making charcoal
for as long as they can remember. And that is how impoverished people
throughout this developing world stay alive. (04/03/08)
warming profiteers are wrong - Climate alarmists are alarmed, scaremongers
scared, for their predictions of catastrophe are not coming true. "Global
warming" has stopped. For 10 years, average temperatures on earth
have not risen. For seven years, the trend has been downward. The fall
between January 2007 and January 2008 was the biggest since records
began in 1880.
Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN's climate panel, says it had better
find out where it got its sums wrong. Lord Lawson, a former UK Treasury
Secretary, says the panel should be scrapped.
Polls reveal that voters worldwide, bored with wolf-crying scientists,
see "global warming" as just another pretext for more tax,
regulation and empire-building. So the tiny clique of politicized scientists
driving the scare are desperate to revive fear of doom. Otherwise, the
multibillion-dollar climate-change industry is headed straight down
the pan. (04/03/08)
Media ignored truth behind climate change - By Tom Mueller, St.
Cloud - A year ago, NASA's Goddard Institute, and separately the National
Science Foundation, released a major report about ice breaking off the
Antarctic due to global warming. As expected, the mainstream press reported
this in the context of human-caused global warming.
Only if you dug further into the reports did you discover that the scientists
involved, who admitted intent to advance the global warming theory,
were baffled by the ice breaking off. Why? Because their satellite and
ground temperature data and ice cores showed that the Antarctic has
actually cooled in the past 35 years and gained more ice over that same
The scientists admitted puzzlement, because it did not fit their global
One year later, as the evidence and number of scientists showing global
warming as a myth has increased, it seems the mainstream press has opted
for a boilerplate formula for global warming articles. If any event
happens, report the event. Find a scientist who will call it global
warming. Give no facts or evidence. Close with disastrous warning. (04/03/08)
say global warming may bring malaria to Britain - LONDON (Reuters)
- Climate change could bring malaria and other diseases to Britain and
trigger more frequent heatwaves that will have huge health impacts,
doctors said on Thursday.
With the exception of Lyme disease, insect-borne diseases are largely
unknown in Britain. But global warming could change that in a few decades,
according to a report from the British Medical Association (BMA). But
what about this? (04/03/08)
I'm convinced that the entire
world is insane.
World Afford Global Warming Fight? - By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated
Press Writer - BANGKOK, Thailand -- With global markets in turmoil and
the U.S. threatened by recession, negotiators at a climate change conference
are asking: can nations afford to make rapid cuts in emissions to fight
global warming without going into an economic tailspin?
The price of slashing the carbon dioxide emissions blamed for global
warming is expected to be high, but proponents of firm action argue
that delay will cost more in the long run. (04/03/08)
the Global Warming Panic? Coming Soon to a TV Screen Near You? -
By Ronald Bailey - Cato Institute Senior Fellow Jerry Taylor points
out that a new poll finds that Americans are not panicked about man-made
global warming. To wit:
According to today's Energy & Environment Daily, a new poll conducted
by Princeton Survey Research Associates and released by the John Brademas
Center for the Study of Congress at New York University finds that Americans
are less worried about climate change than they were a couple of years
E&E Daily reports that the survey's margin of error was +/- 3 percent.
Here are the highlights:
The percentage of Americans who said global warming requires immediate
attention declined from 77 in 2006 to 69 percent today... (04/02/08)
Sues EPA Over Global Warming Regulations - New York State Attorney
General Andrew Cuomo, joining with the Attorneys General of the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts and 15 other states has filed a lawsuit against the
Environmental Protection Agency, demanding that the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) comply with the Supreme Court's decision holding that the
Agency has the authority to regulate global warming pollution under
the Clean Air Act.
"Despite clear directions a year ago from the highest court in
the land, the EPA has failed to move forward on combating global warming.
The EPA's foot-dragging would not be tolerated from any other defendant
that failed to comply with a court order," said Cuomo. "Global
warming is one of the most critical environmental problems of our generation,
posing huge risks to our environment, health, and economy, both globally
and right here in New York. We all know that global warming is dangerous
-- it's beyond dispute. But a year after the Supreme Court's decision,
the EPA refuses to acknowledge even this simple truth." (04/02/08)
knowledge about global warming leads to apathy - Science Centric
- The more you know the less you care - at least that seems to be the
case with global warming. A telephone survey of 1,093 Americans by two
Texas A and M University political scientists and a former colleague
indicates that trend, as explained in their recent article in the peer-reviewed
journal Risk Analysis.
"More informed respondents both feel less personally responsible
for global warming, and also show less concern for global warming,"
states the article, titled "Personal Efficacy, the Information
Environment, and Attitudes toward Global Warming and Climate Change
in the USA."
The study showed high levels of confidence in scientists among Americans
led to a decreased sense of responsibility for global warming. (04/01/08)
OUTRAGEUOS INDOCTRINATION ALERT!
From the editor..
Regular patrons of this site know that the indoctrination
of our school children by the global warming zealots is more than just
a pet peeve of mine. Recently, sixth grade students at David A. Brown
Middle School in Wildomar California (with the help of their teacher
Michael Steria) wrote
letters to The Heartland Institute admonishing them for their position
on global warming and attacking the Institute as shills for Exxon-Mobile.
As a tax payer in the State of California, and the parent of a child
that will be entering the sixth grade next year I am outraged!. The
entire story and the actual letters from the students are here.
UPDATE: Holly Fretwell comments
on this story:
Indoctrinate Kids about Global Warming - (PressMediaWire) Los Angeles,
CA (March 28, 2008) -- A shocking news report has revealed how public
school teachers are indoctrinating kids about global warming, and that's
disturbing to Holly Fretwell, natural resources allocationexpert and
author of The
Sky's NOT Falling: Why It's OK To Chill About Global Warming (ISBN
0976726947, Kids Ahead, for ages 8-up, September 2007). Says Fretwell,
"Kids are getting anearful at school about global warming, and
too much of that information ismisleading or just plain wrong."
Letters sent from a school in Wildomar, CA to the Heartland Institute
as reported in The
American Chronicle provide a perfect example. Heartland recently
sponsored a conference attended by scientists and economists skeptical
of the UN's scientifically questionable pronouncements on global warming.
Apparently this exercise in free speech was too much for 6th grade teacher
Michael Steria. Notes Fretwell, herself a teacher and mother of two,
"The kids wrote angry letters to Heartland based on 10 articles
they read. It appears that none of those articles dealt with the science
of global warming." (03/28/08)
On a more positive note (I think), I also received a letter
from a sixth-grader this month, asking for information about global
warming. The letter and my response is here.
The "Scientific Consensus" on Global Warming a Myth?
- Yes, says internationally renowned environmentalist author
Lawrence Solomon who highlights the brave scientists--all leaders
in their fields-- who dispute the conventional wisdom of climate
change alarmists (despite the threat to their careers)
Al Gore and his media allies claim the only scientists who dispute
the alarmist view on global warming are corrupt crackpots and
"deniers", comparable to neo-Nazis who deny the Holocaust.
Solomon calmly and methodically debunks Gore's outrageous charges,
showing in on 'headline' case after another that the scientists
who dispute Gore's doomsday scenarios have far more credibility
than those who support Gore's theories. These men who expose
Gore's claims as absurd hold top positions at the most prestigious
scientific institutes in the world. Their work is cited and
acclaimed throughout the scientific community. No wonder Gore
and his allies want to pretend they don't exist.
This is the one book that PROVES the science is NOT settled.
The scientists profiled are too eminent and their research too
devastating to allow simplistic views of global warming--like
Al Gore's--to survive. (03/31/08)
Deniers: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against
Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud
we seeing global warming or global cooling? - The Al Gore fearmongers
point to melting ice caps in Antarctica as proof that the world is rapidly
warming, but they offer no proof of this except a picture of ice caps
melting, which was taken in August, when ice caps do melt. Two new studies
of temperatures and ice cap movement in that same area indicate that
(global warming) is not the case. In fact, Antarctica is becoming colder.
Dr. Peter Dorman and his team of scientists have determined that since
1986, temperatures have been dropping an average of 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit
per decade, and downturns have occurred since 1978 in the McMurdo Dry
Valleys of east Antarctica. When scientists noticed that glacial ice
wasn’t melting, streams weren’t flowing, lakes were shrinking and
microorganisms were disappearing, they decided to expand their data
collection and discovered that Antarctica as a whole had gotten considerably
colder. The study seems to confirm what 17,000 scientists have previously
determined: There is no global warming. (03/31/08)
Some excellent videos here; some -- not-so-excellent...
takes on advertising global warming awareness - By Craig Takeuchi
- While in Vancouver's recent snow flurries may make it seem like we're
going through cooling moreso than global warming, the weird weather
patterns are certainly indicative that we are all being affected. Here
are some inventive takes on presenting the global warming awareness
message in a more creative way. (03/31/08)
shows no 'consensus' on warming - ...So why do catastrophe-alarmists
want to stifle debate? Because they know that they are promoting the
greatest mass delusion of our time(man-made global warming), and the
truth about this is, indeed, "inconvenient" for their cause.
About Global Warming - By John Coleman (firstname.lastname@example.org) - It
is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended
by it. Global Warming. It is a SCAM.
Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated
long term scientific data back in the late 1990's to create an illusion
of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental
wacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the "research"
to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims.
Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to
keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus. More on
on, power use up for Earth Hour - By KELLY ANDREW - It was far from
lights out during Earth Hour in Wellington, with many landmark buildings
in the city glowing like beacons through the rain.
...power usage was higher than average in the Wellington region during
the "lights out" hour and The Dominion Post photographed several
landmarks around the city including the Town Hall, Parliament Buildings,
the Cenotaph, and the Victoria University Law School, that were all
brightly lit between 8pm and 9pm.
Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast said the city was not an official
participant in the initiative this year. (03/31/08)
cult of global warming, once histrionic, now merely ridiculous...
- By Tom Korski - It is the triumph of Earth Hour: save a planet with
sanctimony, and have fun. So, that was "Earth Hour." They
dined by candlelight to save the planet. No sacrifice is too great for
eco-heroes, so long as it's inexpensive and free of drudgery.
The Toronto Star interviewed a woman who boasted she never turns on
the lights when going to the kitchen for a drink of water at night:
"I know it's kind of dangerous, but I try it." The Calgary
Herald interviewed a man who considered Earth Hour a badge of citizenship.
"It's about showing you care." (03/31/08)
$300 million campaign - No, it's not for the presidency, although
some Democrats may look wistfully at Al Gore's launch of his newest
global-warming initiative and wonder what might have been. The former
VP has garnered almost as much as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to
start an ad blitz to generate support for global-warming initiatives.
The ads will feature some strange bedfellows, such as Pat Robertson
and Al Sharpton... (03/31/08)
This idiotic idea again...
the Ocean with Iron to Control Global Warming, Scientists Debate
- As millions of people prepare to fertilize their lawns and gardens
this spring, scientists are still in the midst of intensive hand-wringing
over the pros and cons of fertilizing the world’s oceans in an effort
to control global warming, according to an article scheduled for the
March 31 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS’ weekly newsmagazine.
Warming: Boo, Hiss - Now for some biting humor - By Gene Weingarten
- Sunday, March 30, 2008; Page W43 - THE LIBERAL MEDIA is often accused
of exaggerating the effects of global warning in order to advance our
own selfish, narrow-minded agenda of limiting the growth of big business,
restricting free enterprise, saving the planet, etc.
And yet, we journalists have a duty to the truth. And so it is at the
risk of being unfairly attacked once again that I feel I must call your
attention to a recent news story in USA Today. I'm quoting it verbatim:
"As climate change warms the nation, giant Burmese pythons could
colonize one-third of the USA, from San Francisco across the Southwest,
Texas and the South and up north along the Virginia coast, according
to U.S. Geological Survey maps released Wednesday. The pythons can be
20 feet long and 250 pounds. They are highly adaptable to new environments."
Will Earth Hour make a difference? - We asked whether you think
Earth Hour will make a difference. Here's what you had to say...
No, it won't. And global warming is not a fact either. It is a scientific
theory which has not been proven, just a newer way of claiming the sky
is falling, when it isn't. In fact, real science seems to contradict
the global warming theory. So all this Earth Hour stuff is useless.
Rick Doccasilva, Toronto
I refuse to allow anyone to smoke in my home for the obvious reasons
of toxic pollutants being released in the air, so why would I allow
needless candle burning in the home? Disposable batteries too are a
hazard to the environment. All the alternatives depicted in 'Earth Hour'
pollute my environment as badly if not worse. Collectively, electricity
is the best method of providing light in our home; we need to use it
wisely. The present alternative it seem will throw us back to the pioneer
John Thornton, Orangeville, Ont.
This silly idea reminds me of something they called "Hands Across
America" some years back, just a big fraternity, Book of Records
stunt. Lights out and disco in the square. I think its real impact was
nicely summed up someone who said she was going to her friend's house
to just sit in front of the electric fireplace.
John Chuckman, Toronto (03/30/08)
bright side of global warming - By Kate Golden | JUNEAU EMPIRE -
One the one hand, two entire villages are in danger of being swallowed
by a newly encroaching sea. On the other hand, the state could stand
to profit from global warming - from increased tourism and research
dollars, and the expansion of commercial shipping into the Arctic.
Both are conclusions drawn in a final report of a legislative commission
on climate change's impacts on Alaska. The group of two House members,
two state senators and seven public members took a year and a half to
investigate the topic, working with government agencies and the public
all over the state. Results were released March 17. (03/30/08)
alarms and climate change - If warming is not a burning issue, let's
say so as we open debate - By ROB BRADLEY - Dire predictions about the
future of prosperous capitalist living remain trendy, despite decades
of well-documented exaggeration. Al Gore claims a consensus in regard
to his "planetary emergency" of global climate change from
fossil-fuel burning. The science is "settled," the editorial
page of Science magazine claimed last year. And note the title of a
recent conference at the Baker Institute at Rice University: "Beyond
Science: The Economics and Politics of Responding to Climate Change."
But as columnist George F. Will has observed in reference to climate
science, "People only insist that a debate stop when they are afraid
of what might be learned if it continues." (03/29/08)
From the JunkMan
Science: Global Smearing - By Steven Milloy - By any standard,
atmospheric physicist Dr. S. Fred Singer is a remarkably accomplished
scientist. But his outspoken questioning of global warming alarmism
has just earned him one of the most outrageous mainstream media smear
pieces I've ever seen.
ABC News reporter Dan Harris interviewed Singer for more than an hour
at the recent International
Climate Conference. From that interview, Harris produced a three-minute
broadcast and Web site article that was about as fair and objective
toward Singer as I might expect Greenpeace to be. (03/28/08)
Like It Hot | Still skeptical of climate change. - By Mark D. Tooley
- SUPPOSEDLY GLOBAL WARMING IS the wedge issue that will peel evangelicals
away from their conservative voting habits and their ostensible preoccupation
with sexual mores. So when the president of the conservative-led 16
million member Southern Baptist Convention signed a Global Warming statement,
headlines blazed, and the evangelical left cheered. But the church's
president has since attempted to clarify. And the head of the denomination's
official public policy arm is publicly opposing congressional legislation
mandating increased carbon caps. (03/28/08)
Hour coverage should be grounded - By Andrew Bolt - A LOT of hot
air is going into tomorrow's Earth Hour, and I don't just mean the hot-air
balloon sent up last Saturday to promote this hour-long switch-off.
But, good God, why did the organisers choose that way to promote a campaign
to make us cut our gases?
Sending up the 32-metre light globe-shaped billboard burned so much
gas - and emitted so much carbon dioxide - that we'll have to switch
off 10,000 lights tomorrow just to make it up.
Perfect, then, that it landed in the Peanut Farm Reserve, and equally
symbolic that The Age gave this wildly inappropriate stunt fawning coverage.
Why? Because Earth Hour proves that what threatens us is not so much
global warming, but lousy journalism. (03/28/08)
warming: fact or fiction? - By Claire Biddiscombe - At times like
this, it's hard to pity Aristotle and Ptolemy. All they had to do was
prove the Earth was round.
The major question in earth sciences now is not as easily resolved with
simple geometry. In fact, even with the wealth of modern technology
at their disposal, the world's top scientists are still having difficulty
coming to a consensus.
Is it really getting warmer? And if it is, what is causing the shift?
Hype on 'Melting' Antarctic Ignores Record Ice Growth - By Marc
Morano - The media is once again hyping an allegedly dire consequence
of man-made global warming. This time the media is promoting the ice
loss of one tiny fraction of the giant ice-covered continent and completely
ignoring the current record ice growth on Antarctica. Contrary to media
hype, the vast majority of Antarctica has cooled over the past 50 years
and ice coverage has grown to record levels since satellite monitoring
began in the 1979, according to peer-reviewed studies and scientists
who study the area. (LINK)
ice shelf collapses, but ice near record high - ...The full Wilkins
6,000 square mile ice shelf is just 0.39% of the current ice sheet (just
0.1% of the extent last September). Only a small portion of it between
1/10th-1/20th of Wilkins has separated so far, like an icicle falling
off a snow and ice covered house. And this winter is coming on quickly.
In fact the ice is returning so fast, it is running an amazing 60% ahead
(4.0 vs 2.5 million square km extent) of last year when it set a new
record. The ice extent is already approaching the second highest level
for extent since the measurements began by satellite in 1979 and just
a few days into the Southern Hemisphere winter and 6 months ahead of
the peak. Wilkins like all the others that temporarily broke up will
refreeze soon. We are very likely going to exceed last year"s record.
Yet the world is left with the false impression Antarctica' ice sheet
is also starting to disappear. PDF
knowledge about global warming leads to apathy, study shows - COLLEGE
STATION " The more you know the less you care " at least that
seems to be the case with global warming. A telephone survey of 1,093
Americans by two Texas A&M University political scientists and a
former colleague indicates that trend, as explained in their recent
article in the peer-reviewed journal Risk Analysis. (03/27/08)
Won't Put His Money Where His Mouth Is - By Justin Paulette - Today
is the deadline of the Global
Warming Challenge -- a bet proposed by J. Scott Armstrong, a climate-change
skeptic who doubts the varsity of climate forecasting models upon which
Al Gore had based many of his dooms-day predictions. (03/27/08)
Chief's Australia Trip Irks Sen. Boxer - Good!
Stephen Power reports on environmental and energy policy.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson has riled
Democrats again -- this time over his travel plans.
California Sen. Barbara Boxer, in a letter
to Johnson Wednesday, complained that he and "a substantial number
of EPA staff members" are planning a trip to Australia that will
make him unavailable to testify before Congress "on certain important
matters through much of April." (03/27/08)
Bachmann and global warming - When we elect members to Congress,
it's with the hope that they will serve with a firm grasp on reality
and with a mind open enough to at least try to solve even our most vexing
That doesn't seem to be the case with U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.,
at least on the global warming issue.
In a story that's making state and national headlines this week, Bachmann
-- who represents the northern suburbs and St. Cloud area -- has introduced
a bill with the light-hearted title, "Light Bulb Freedom of Choice
Act." I love it!
It's an attempt to repeal a nationwide effort to phase out conventional
light bulbs in favor of the longer-lasting, more-efficient compact fluorescent
lights, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
Bachmann argues that she is trying to preserve homeowners' and others'
rights to use whatever kind of light bulb they want -- even if it costs
them more in electrical expenses.
We're not going to fight her on that, (then
why write this idiotic editorial?) although it's a little
silly to discourage the use of more efficient bulbs. People probably
should be able to have some choice in how they light their homes.
But there are things behind Bachmann's bill -- including ignoring sound
industry advice plus her take on global warming -- that make us question
The Star Tribune reported Wednesday that Bachmann recently told a meeting
of Sherburne County Republicans that any human connection to global
warming is "voodoo, nonsense, hokum, a hoax"... WOW!
The congresswoman spoke the truth. Oh, the horror! (03/27/08)
News Editors: The light bulb myth: What will it really take to stop
global warming? TORONTO, March 27 /CNW/ Time to shed some light
on the fluorescent bulb myth: If every home in the U.S. put in one compact
fluorescent light bulb, the savings in greenhouse gas emissions would
be wiped out by fewer than two medium-sized coal plants - the kind of
plant that is being built in China at a rate of one a week. Countless
green ideas promoted in Canada and other Western nations to help people
reduce their so-called carbon footprint would contribute just a fraction
of the overall reduction needed to cut global emissions 50 per cent
by 2050 - a minimum target scientists widely agree we must meet... (03/27/08)
Hype Eroding Beaches, Breaking Icebergs - NBC and CBS blame volatility
of coastlines and rise in sea level on global warming. - By Jeff Poor,
Business & Media Institute - To demonstrate that global warming
is supposedly causing the collapse of nature, the March 26 "CBS
Evening News" featured eroding coastlines causing people to lose
homes in England as evidence.
"Much of the effects of climate change have been couched in terms
of if or when its effects will be felt," CBS correspondent Mark
Phillips said. "Well, here there is no if. And when is now. So
choices are being made. It"s called managed retreat. Some areas
of coastline deemed indefensible are being abandoned. Climate change
is producing winners and losers, and Diana Wrightson and the others
here have already lost."
Happisburgh has become a poster child for the global warming alarmist
movement. A February 22 Associated Press story referred to Happisburgh
as an example of a coastline "vulnerable" to the effects of
global warming. (03/27/08)
warming policy analyzed - By Jordan Schrader - The John Locke Foundation,
a Raleigh think tank skeptical of the idea that global warming is a
crisis that calls for major new laws and regulations, will bring experts
on the issue to Asheville.
John Christy and David Tuerck will speak on "The Science and Economics
of State Global Warming Policy" 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grove
Park Inn. (03/27/08)
eco-activists are blowing hot air - By Luke Boggs For the Journal-Constitution
- Count me among those Southern Baptists who aren't wild about some
in the denomination issuing a declaration on climate change earlier
While the activists at the self-styled Southern Baptist Environment
and Climate Initiative have every right to their opinions, I believe
they are overreaching in trying to transform a political question into
one of morality.
In fact, with all due respect, I think these folks have a lot of nerve,
telling their fellow Baptists to jump on the global-warming bandwagon
and take action in what may well prove to be this century's equivalent
of tilting at windmills, only with a host of potentially devastating
The declaration, which was not endorsed by the denomination itself,
boils down to this: "We resolve to engage this issue without any
further lingering over the basic reality of the problem or our responsibility
to address it." In other words: The debate is over, global warming
is here, and we must, as good Baptists, rise up to fight it.
But merely declaring a debate over doesn't make it so. Amen!
While plenty of scientists buy into global warming, many others don't.
Temperature shifts can reflect any number of factors unrelated to human
activity. And a healthy skepticism makes sense... (03/27/08)
Another BS Alert from the UN
warming may turn Pakistan barren in 40 years: UN Report - ISLAMABAD:
A UN report on economic and social survey on Asia-Pacific 2008 launched
in here on Thursday warns that due to the global warming, Pakistan may
turn into a barren land within a span of four decades. (03/27/08)
Warming, Bad Weather Scuttle Fall Out Boy's Quest for Antarctic Glory
- It's a sad day for fans of emo and/or quixotic quests, as Fall Out
Boy's epic journey in search of a multi-continental world record was
canceled today due to bad weather. "It's an utter f***ing disappointment,"
bassist AND primary lyricist AND backing vocalist Pete Wentz told MTV...
Warming Policies Cool Minority Economic Engines - By Deneen Borelli
- For someone once considered "our first black president,"
Bill Clinton seems to have particular disregard for the economic well-being
of minorities when it comes to energy.
At a recent rally, the former Man from Hope said: "We just have
to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions 'cause
we have to save the planet for our grandchildren."
Slowing down the economy won't hurt Clinton and Al Gore - his former
vice president and self-appointed global warming czar - it will hurt
lower-income families, especially minorities. With all the panic over
indications the economy may already be slowing, why purposely make things
'Today' Food Editor Claims Global Warming Making Napa Valley Wines Passe
- By Geoffrey Dickens - Proving that no segment, be it even one on food
trends, is safe from liberal bias, NBC's "Today" show food
editor claimed, in a report on hot new food trends, that global warming
was causing Napa Valley wines to become passe. On Thursday's "Today"
show co-anchors Ann Curry and Hoda Kotb sipped wine, while Lempert claimed
that North Carolina wines were going to be all the rage because Napa
Valley wineries were being harmed by "global warming."
The following exchange occurred on the March 27 "Today" show...
Cautious Global Warming. - By H. JOSEF HEBERT - WASHINGTON (AP --
The Environmental Protection Agency is making clear it will not be rushed
into a decision on whether to regulate emissions linked to global warming,
as directed by the Supreme Court. (03/27/08)
Something isn"t following the Greenhouse
Oceans Have Stopped Warming! - By Dennis Avery - This year of 2008
is starting out cold--but according to the "consensus" climate
watchers it's still likely to be one of the "top 10 warmest"
in the thermometer record before it's over. After all, the Greenhouse
gasses continue to accumulate in the atmosphere.
But wait. Something isn't following the Greenhouse script. The oceans,
which contain 80 to 90 percent of the planet's heat, have recently stopped
Over the past 4-5 years, "there has been a very slight cooling,
but not anything really significant,"J osh Willis of NASA's Jet
Propulsion Laboratory recently told National Public Radio. (03/26/08)
students hear opposing views on climate change - By JOHN
PLESTINA, Ely Times Reporter - One class at White Pine High
School is pondering the weighty issue of global warming and
its teacher is using every learning tool available from Al Gore's
movie to Sierra Pacific Resources' director of project development.David
Sims of SPR visited two periods of Biology 1 last week.
He gave a presentation on the Ely Energy Center and the global
warming issue to the mix of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and
seniors who are exploring the weighty topics. Sims, who is based
in Las Vegas, is directly involved with the development of the
Ely Energy Center, one of two proposed coal-fired power plants
that are proposed be built in White Pine County during the next
Sims is the latest learning tool that teacher Cammie Briggs
has utilized. She said she is trying to present the students
with every side of the issues. (03/26/08)
David Sims of Sierra Pacific Resources explains
to a biology class at White Pine High School about the global
warming controversy. Biology Class?
What's that got to do with global warming?
Global Warming Economy: Green Collar Jobs to the Rescue? - By Mike
Bates - It's the latest. It's the greatest. Green collar jobs are going
to help turn around the economy if Democrats have their way. Senator
Barack Obama last month promised the government would spend $150 billion
to create 5 million such jobs. At $30,000 a pop, that's placing a great
deal of faith in federal job training.
Even your typical white person has hopped on the green bandwagon. Also
last month, Senator Hillary Clinton argued in a debate: "We can
create at least five million new jobs. . . I helped to pass legislation
to begin a training program for green collar jobs. I want to see people.
. . trained to do the work that will put solar panels on roofs, install
wind turbines, do geothermal, take advantage of biofuels." (03/26/08)
McCain Continues To Embrace The Global Warming Hoax?' - By Malcolm
Hedges - Today Senator John McCain in his major speech continued to
call for International economic and financial destruction in the name
of fixing "Global Warming".
The world is facing "Global Cooling" and Senator McCain who
seems to live in a cave and have no concept of the real world wants
everybody to be forced to live in abstract poverty to fight "Global
As Global Cooling moves forward, brought to us by the Sun, crops will
become harder to grow, food will be become a premium commodity and mored
energy for heating will be needed by all of the world.
Meanwhile the GreeenIsm fanatics will continue to fight any reasonable
efforts to increase supplies of energy... (03/26/08)
calls for greater fight on global warming - In foreign policy address,
GOP candidate tempers Iraq stand - By Russ Britt, MarketWatch - LOS
ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee
John McCain on Wednesday called for greater vigilance in combating global
warming, saying that a successor to the Kyoto Treaty should be enacted.
McCain called for the U.S. to be good "stewards of our planet,"
saying the treaty that U.S. has yet to ratify is necessary to preserve
the Earth. A cap-and-trade system in which environmental credits are
exchanged much like common stock is a system the Arizona senator said
" The risks of global warming have no borders," McCain said.
"We and the other nations of the world must get serious about substantially
reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years or we will hand
off a much-diminished world to our grandchildren." (03/26/08)
Addresses Threat of Global Warming - Possible solutions to environmental
problems presented in lecture. By Rachel Nishimura - Richard Turco discussed
global warming and various geo-engineering techniques to mitigate climate
change in a lecture two weeks ago.
Turco, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship winner and UCLA professor,
has conducted much research in the field of atmospheric sciences. His
speech was the third in a series of lectures hosted by The Center for
Turco's speech went into detail about the factors that affect climate
change such albedo, an insulation effect. He placed an emphasis on the
growing evidence supporting the greenhouse effect. According to Turco,
the Earth is changing significantly due to the effects of global warming.
Global Warming Medicine Show - By Garry Reed -
"Climate alarmists pose real threat to freedom" - The Australian,
March 12, 2008
"NYC Climate Conference Further
Debunks 'Consensus' Claims" - Hawaii Reporter, March 13, 2008
"Weather Channel Founder: Sue Al Gore for Fraud" - Fox News,
March 14, 2008
Global warming and cooling, according to our more down-to-earth
earth-sciences scientists, seem to occur in 1,500-year cycles. People's
lifespans - something like 35 years or so for century after century
before capitalism came along and, much to the chagrin of lefty hollow-head
Marxist anti-capitalists who still blindly deny it, extended the average
life expectancy out to 70 or 80 years or so - were just too short for
people grubbing in the ground for their grub in the form of grub worms
to take much notice of these great climate shifts.
Today it seems that we are living in one of those 1,500-year transition
periods. The last cold period, known to climatologists and historians
(but not to the mass population of the Earth who refuse to read history)
as the Little Ice Age, ended sometime around the year 1850. In Geologic
Years, that was just a New York second ago. (03/26/08)
warming, fact or farce? - By: Sander Sassen - During the Easter
holidays I often find myself at the dinner table with friends and family,
discussing some of the current topics that are in the news. I always
take pleasure in convincing relatives that whatever you hear on the
news is often just one simplified version of someone else's truth, dumbed
down and packed into whatever time slot was available for that particular
news item. Global warming is a popular topic that is in the news often,
and one I am particularly fond of discussing.
I always find it amusing to see a global warming advocate foaming at
the mouth as they repeat the same story over and over again. Carbon
dioxide is the big killer, the one cause for our imminent demise as
a species and the planet as a whole. Never mind that there are greenhouse
gases other than carbon dioxide, gases that are more potent by several
magnitudes. Never mind that just about every living organism generates
carbon dioxide and has been doing so for billions of years. Never mind
that a forest fire, or a mild volcanic eruption, generates more carbon
dioxide than we do as a species in a year. Never mind that we only have
accurate worldwide temperature data for about the last 150 years at
best. Never mind that the Earth's average temperature has fluctuated
enormously throughout history with the first few billion years not even
a car, or a fossil fuel burning energy plant, in sight. (03/26/08)
expert says new 'global warming' legislation will cripple poor -
By Allie Martin - Dr. Roy Spencer, a scientist who has been studying
climate change for the past two decades, says defenders of supposed
"manmade global warming" are proposing policy changes and
legislation that will put heavy burdens on the poorest of the poor.
A principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville,
Dr. Spencer directs a number of climate research projects. The expert
in climate change says much of the hysteria over global warming is not
based on scientific fact.
Spencer recently released a book titled Climate Confusion: How Global
Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided
Policies that Hurt the Poor. He believes advocates of manmade global
warming favor reforms and legislation that will cripple the poor. "When
you start punishing wealth, you're going to be reducing a generation
of wealth by punishing the use of energy, [from] which all human activity
is required. It's going to hurt the poor first," Spencer points
to adapt to global warming - It would be cheaper and more effective
for the world to adapt to global warming rather than fight it, scientists
The scientists - including Mike Hulme, the founding director of the
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East
Anglia - accept the scientific consensus on the causes and effects of
climate change, but differ on what to do about it.
Their view, which has caused them to be labelled "the new pariahs
of global warming", is that the world should work to reduce hunger,
storm damage and disease, rather than spending trillions of pounds trying
to stabilise carbon dioxide levels across the planet.
Roger Pielke Jr, an environmental policy expert at the University of
Colorado at Boulder, told the journal Natural Hazards Review: "Everything
has been put on the back of carbon dioxide, and carbon dioxide cannot
carry that weight."
He continued: "I've been accused of taking money from Exxon or
being a right-wing hack. I would characterise us as realists. Realists
on what is politically possible." Original
source: LA Times (03/26/08)
to Global Warming in Frogs Disappearance Is Challenged - By ANDREW
C. REVKIN - In the scientific equivalent of the board game Clue, teams
of biologists have been sifting spotty evidence and pointing to various
culprits in the widespread vanishing of harlequin frogs.
The amphibians, of the genus Atelopus -- actually toads despite their
common name -- once hopped in great numbers along stream banks on misty
slopes from the Andes to Costa Rica. After 20 years of die-offs, they
are listed as critically endangered by conservation groups and are mainly
seen in zoos. (03/25/08)
Watch: Global cooling hits Britain - Britain is enduring its most
miserable Easter for 25 years as Arctic winds sweep in, bringing snow,
hail and sleet. Snow began falling in Scotland yesterday and was expected
to move south over the next few days, with forecasters saying that a
white Easter looked increasingly likely across much of the country.
People wrapped up warmly to take a stroll along the seven-mile promenade
in Bournemouth, Dorset, as temperatures dropped to 7C. Last Easter thousands
of people sunbathed on the sandy beach as temperatures topped 20C. Holidaymaker
Andy Hemmings, 55, from St Albans, Herts, said: "The sun is out
but the winds are very chilly. We are warming ourselves up with a hot
On the lighter side...
News: Global Warming Decimating Local Snowman Population - As the
emission of greenhouse gasses increases and global climate continues
to spiral upward, no demographic is taking it harder than the snowmen
and snowwomen of our community.
Snowmen across the country are left defenseless against a rising global
temperature as one by one, they slowly melt away and fade from existence.
A report put out by the Environmental Protection Agency shows that the
life expectancy of the average snowman continues to decrease.
" A snowman used to be able to last in the average American backyard
for the whole winter," one official said. "Now most of them
can't even make it past Christmas." (03/25/08)
crowd fears real debate - By Dick Little - ...record levels of ice
in the Antarctic sea have been reported, along with record cold in Minnesota,
Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland,
Argentina, and Chili. "All four major global temperature tracking
outlets (Hadley, NASA's, GISS, UAH, and RSS) have released updated figures
showing, 'over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously,'"
Hadley scientists noted. (03/25/08)
Science: Global Warming and the Vascular Plant Species Richness of Individual
Countries - "Based on data from the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened
Plants (Walter and Gillett, 1998)," the authors calculated the
number or richness of vascular plant species per unit area of land for
79 nations of the Northern Hemisphere with the goal of determining the
effect of global-scale environmental change on the degree of variability
in national plant species richness, particularly within the context
of 20th-century global warming. (03/25/08)
Evidence Discredits Global Warming Dogma - Some call data on carbon
dioxide a bombshell, but so far global warming advocates have been bombproof.
On national radio in Australia, Jennifer Marohasy, a biologist and senior
fellow of Melbourne-based think tank the Institute of Public Affairs,
dropped a bombshell on those who support global warming: While carbon
dioxide levels have risen for the last 10 years, the Earth has cooled,
and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change knows it. Marohasy
The head of the ipcc (Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change) has actually acknowledged it [that the Earth has
cooled since 1998]. He talks about the apparent plateau in temperatures
so far this century. So he recognizes that in this century, over the
past eight years, temperatures have plateaued. … This is not what
you"d expect, as I said, because if carbon dioxide is driving temperature
then you"d expect that, given carbon dioxide levels have been continuing
to increase, temperatures should be going up. (03/25/08)
to Global Warming in Frogs" Disappearance Is Challenged - By
ANDREW C. REVKIN - In the scientific equivalent of the board game Clue,
teams of biologists have been sifting spotty evidence and pointing to
various culprits in the widespread vanishing of harlequin frogs.
The amphibians, of the genus Atelopus -- actually toads despite their
common name -- once hopped in great numbers along stream banks on misty
slopes from the Andes to Costa Rica. After 20 years of die-offs, they
are listed as critically endangered by conservation groups and are mainly
seen in zoos. (03/25/08)
warming still under dispute - To the editor: In regard to your editorial
for having an Earth Day with the notion of shutting down power for an
hour, the school board and your paper should be ashamed of themselves
for fear mongering.
There is no basis in fact that global warming is caused by man. As a
matter of fact, it has become a political issue espoused by the socialists
around the world.
There are many scientists with an opposing view on global warming and
as such should be given respect that it deserves. The Earth is not that
fragile and the only calamity we have to fear is volcanic eruptions,
asteroid onslaught and overpopulation. ~ Alex Fabricius, Oshawa
Consensus on Climate Change? - By Klaus-Martin Schulte - FEAR of
anthropogenic "global warming" can adversely affect patients"
well-being. Accordingly, the state of the scientific consensus about
climate change was studied by a review of the 539 papers on "global
climate change" found on the Web of Science database from January
2004 to mid-February 2007, updating research by Oreskes (2004), who
had reported that between 1993 and 2003 none of 928 scientific papers
on "global climate change" had rejected the consensus that
more than half of the warming of the past 50 years was likely to have
been anthropogenic. In the present review, 31 papers (6% of the sample)
explicitly or implicitly reject the consensus. Though Oreskes said that
75% of the papers in her sample endorsed the consensus, fewer than half
now endorse it. Only 6% do so explicitly. Only one paper refers to "catastrophic"
climate change, but without offering evidence. There appears to be little
evidence in the learned journals to justify the climate-change alarm
that now harms patients. (03/24/08)
Fuel Taxes Won't Help Anything - By JOHN HOOD - For thoughtful fiscal
conservatives, taxing motor fuels and vehicles to pay for the roads
they traverse is among the least-objectionable forms of taxation in
These taxes solved our transportation system's main pricing problem
— that most of our highways and streets have, as a practical matter,
had to offer unlimited access and thus couldn't be tolled — by essentially
tethering how much drivers pay to how much they drive.
On second thought, fiscal conservatives should still oppose any increase
in the federal gas tax. Here's why:
There's nothing magical about "federal" funding of local roads.
The money doesn't come flying in from some Neverland.
Instead, the system simply compels motorists to send gobs of money to
Washington every time they fill up their tanks. (03/24/08)
Quote Of The Day
"We should begin to see cooling coming on. I"m willing
to make a big financial bet on it. In 10 years, I expect the globe to
be somewhat cooler than it is now, because this ocean effect will dominate
over the human-induced CO2 effect and I believe the solar effect and
the land-use effect. I think this is likely bigger." Dr. William
Gray, Colorado State University.
media ignores inconvenient science on global warming - Jerome J.
Schmitt - Americans apparently have to look to Australia for truthful
accounts of climate research conducted by our own space agency. Christopher
Pearson' March 22 article in THE AUSTRALIAN concerns an interview of
"Jennifer Marohasy, a biologist and senior fellow of Melbourne-based
think tank the Institute of Public Affairs." When asked about "Global
Warming", Marohasy stated:
"...actually, there has been cooling,
if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your
point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly
not what you'd expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because
carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually
been coming down over the last 10 years.
"The head of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
has actually acknowledged it." (03/24/08)
Must Get Roy Spencer's Book - Folks, you have to get a book. I mentioned
this last week. Our official climatologist here, Roy W. Spencer, has
written a book called Climate Confusion. I'm holding it right here in
my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. It's How Global Warming Hysteria
Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians, and Misguided Policies
That Hurt the Poor. Dr. Spencer, formerly of NASA, is now at the University
of Alabama Huntsville. He's got a great little picture here on the cover.
It's a picture of either the sun rising or setting over the Antarctic
or Arctic, I'm not sure which, but it's as cold as it can be -- snow
cover, ice everywhere -- and the sign says "Danger: Global Warming
Ahead." But it's called Climate Confusion, and it's written by
a scientist for laypeople to be easily understood. (03/24/08)
Radio: Global Warming debate - Listen live (QuickTime), Mondays,
4 - 6 p.m. EST - "Political Animals"--the flagship radio show
of Western Standard radio--is a weekly political talk show on 88.1 WBGUFM
hosted by Jay Lafayette, Peter Jaworski, and Terrence Watson.
Today, our phone-in guest will be Dr. Roy Spencer, former climatologist
for NASA and author of "Climate Confusion: How Global Warming Hysteria
Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies that
Hurt the Poor."
To debate Roy in the studio, we have invited Dr. Todd Albert, an instructor
in the Geography Department at Bowling Green State University. According
to his BGSU page, "Dr. Albert is deeply concerned with global climate
change and urges everyone to take a strong stance in reducing their
own carbon emissions." (03/24/08)
Has A White Easter Week After A Warm Winter - Warsaw, Poland - 24
March, 2008 In spite of predictions of global warming, snow continues
to fall in Poland and is predicted to fall over the next few days.
Poland's weather this past winter stands out as an anomaly within an
anomaly. Rather than experiencing the normal winter winds from the North,
the winds came out of the West and carried warm, moist air from the
Atlantic. The result was a warm winter while much of the rest of the
world suffered under record cold temperatures.
Based on current data, global warming peaked about ten years ago. The
climate change trend has been flat over most of that period. ( Climate
facts to warm to) In the past year, however, global temperature dropped
significantly. But Poland's winter was warmer than usual. ( Is Poland's
Climate Change Counter To World Climate Change? ) And the answer as
to why lies in the wind. (03/24/08)
Biofuels Cause Global Warming! What Does that Tell Us? - By Ethan
G. - The word is now out: many biofuels, such as corn ethanol, actually
cause global warming according to two studies published in Science in
February. Why? Their production leads to clearing of wilderness to make
way for agricultural land. Yet the vegetation cleared away helps fight
global warming by sequestering carbon dioxide.
This report came as no surprise. Environmentalists such as Lester Brown
had long warned that biofuels, particularly from corn, would do more
harm than good (Earth Policy). In the United States corn is grown using
oil and oil products, so the total energy produced is relatively small.
Brazil extracts biofuel from sugar cane, which is far more efficient.
Unfortunately growing extra sugar cane spurs the clearing of the Amazonian
rain forest, an irreplaceable environmental treasure trove. (03/24/08)
of global warming models urged in light of Argo data - By Jim Brown
- A liberal media outlet has acknowledged that global warming may have
"taken a breather."
National Public Radio reports instead of warming up over the past four
or five years, oceans have actually been cooling slightly. According
to NPR, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been studying the ocean
with a fleet of robotic instruments that can dive 3,000 feet down and
measure ocean temperature. Since the "Argo" system was fully
deployed in 2003, it has recorded no warming of the global oceans,
but rather "slight cooling."
Marc Morano with the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee says
the cooling trend runs contrary to the claims of people promoting manmade
global warming fears. But NPR -- which he describes as "an entrenched,
liberal, mainstream institution" -- would rather question NASA's
data, showing no ocean warming, instead of questioning the models that
are predicting catastrophic sea level rise due to supposed global warming,
he notes. (03/24/08)
News' Rips Scientist to Shreds for Being Global Warming 'Skeptic'
- ABC pulls no punches in dismissing the work of physicist Fred Singer
as 'fraudulent nonsense.' - By Jeff Poor - ABC"s harmlessly named
"profile" segment March 23 was, in essence, an attempt to
discredit and bury the individual profiled " not too surprising,
however, because he is a scientist who refuses to support wildly hyped
global warming predictions.
Reporter/anchor Dan Harris introduced Dr. Fred Singer as part of the
"denial machine" and accused him of trying to create a "mirage
of a scientific debate" in the face of "broad scientific understanding."
Warming Stuns Naysayers, Wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar - By:
Bernie - Worldwide Exultation overcame environmentalists on Sunday when
An Inconvenient Truth nabbed two Academy Award wins"one for Best
Documentary and another for Best Supporting Actor.
Al Gore and director Davis Guggenheim both expressed great optimism
for the future of environmentalism based on the film"s success.
However, the most triumphant part of the story lies in its underdog
upset for Best Supporting Actor. Global Warming, a five-time nominee,
finally took a gold statuette though critics predicted that Alan Arkin
would win. (03/24/08)
Service: Don't blame global warming for water woes - By MEGAN JACOBS
- Let's not be so quick to blame global warming," said duty forecaster
Robert Olimsky of the Israel Meteorological Service. Though the IMS
is predicting the current heat wave to continue through Wednesday morning,
Olimsky stressed that this is just an extreme of what normally happens
this time of year, saying that trends over decades, rather than a few
days, are necessary to deduce that global warming is the cause of weather
Despite the cold winter and the unusual amount of snow in Jerusalem
this past winter, precipitation was "well below average" for
the season by roughly 30%, according to the IMS. This year was the fifth
winter to fall short of expected rainfall, for which the IMS does not
have conclusive explanations. (03/24/08)
Warming: Who Said What -- and When - March 24, 2008; Page R2 - It
turns out Al Gore was hardly the first one to sound the alarm. Looking
back nearly three decades, you can find prominent people warning the
public about the danger of rising temperatures. But there have also
been a number of skeptics. Here's a selection of quotes on climate change.
trouble for the global warming movement - When I was in sixth grade,
I specifically remember reading in my science book about global cooling
and the coming Ice Age. Some things change and some others never do.
One thing that changes on a regular basis is science. When I started
medical school, I was told that more than half of what I was taught
during medical school would be proved incorrect by the end of my career.
This is not an anomaly for just medicine. You see it throughout all
fields of study when you are dealing with inexact sciences. The study
of weather is certainly not exempt from this. If you think the people
that study weather really have a firm grasp on what is going on, just
watch the weather report on the local news for a few weeks and you"ll
change your mind.
One thing that never changes is the desire by some to control the masses
through environmental nonsense. In our current day and age, one of the
ways this is manifested in the hysteria of man-made global warming.
We are told that we must cut down on greenhouse gas emissions by cutting
energy consumption presumptively by eliminating fossil fuel use. We
are told that we must embrace "green technology" and buy hybrid
cars to save the earth. This global warming hysteria continues to reach
magnitude proportions in our government and has already manifested itself
in a bill that permanently bans the incandescent light bulb a few years
from now (sorry Edison!). Congress is pondering passing a law mandating
fuel emissions to reach somewhere around 50 miles per gallon on all
cars manufactured in this country. If that isn"t the quickest way
to destroy the auto industry in this country, I don"t know what
Global warming, or global "climate change" as some like to
call it is actually far from a scientific consensus. Scientists that
do not prescribe to global warming are ridiculed, ostracized, and silenced.
The Weather Channel founder, John Coleman, called man-made global warming
the greatest scam in history. Proponents of this global warming hysteria
have a specific goal of politicizing the weather, because if you can
politicize the weather, you can control everyone. There"s a tornado"it
must be OUR fault for global warming. There"s a tsunami"global
warming. There are wildfires across California"global warming.
Hurricane"global warming... (03/23/08)
the climate change models are wrong - Lorne Gunter, National Post
- These 3,000 yellow sentinels --about the size and shape of a large
fence post -- free-float the world's oceans, season in and season out,
surfacing between 30 and 40 times a year, disgorging their findings,
then submerging again for another fact-finding voyage. [...]
So why are some scientists now beginning to question the buoys' findings?
Because in five years, the little blighters have failed to detect any
global warming. They are not reinforcing the scientific orthodoxy of
the day, namely that man is causing the planet to warm dangerously.
They are not proving the predetermined conclusions of their human masters.
Therefore they, and not their masters' hypotheses, must be wrong. (03/23/08)
Global Warming Hit Piece "Welcome to 'The Denial Machine'"
- By Noel Sheppard - Climate alarmism reached a new low Sunday as ABC's
"World News" featured a hit piece on Dr. S. Fred Singer, the
esteemed Professor Emeritus of environmental science at the University
In a segment disgracefully entitled "Welcome to 'The Denial Machine,'"
anchor Dan Harris disparaged Singer at every turn.
With a picture of Singer behind his right shoulder, under which was
displayed the words "THE SKEPTIC," Harris began (video
available here): (03/23/08)
warming scientists eagerly await first Nenana ice cracks - By Tony
Allen-Mills in New York - It may not be the world"s most exciting
spectator sport, but watching the ice melt in Alaska has become an unmissable
rite of spring for two very different but related groups - gamblers
An annual contest to guess the exact moment the ice breaks on the River
Tanana, 300 miles north of Anchorage, is attracting global interest,
both as a chance to win a $300,000 (£151,000) prize and as one of the
world"s most precise scientific indicators of the effects of global
Absurdity Of The Day
"If we all stopped reproducing tomorrow, in
a hundred years Earth would be human-free, which may be the most environment
friendly act. Sasha
Bezzubov, Alarmist Shutterbug.
Inconvenient Truth: Global Warming Ended Ten Years Ago - By James
Murray - Despite the more hysterical predictions we've heard of late,
the evidence continues to mount that if the earth was warming, it stopped
quite some time ago.
Of course, don't expect this fact to be widely reported, if it indeed
even makes it into any U.S. newspapers or television broadcasts.
Read the entire interview from The Australian, but a couple of admissions
are quite striking... (03/22/08)
Sci-Fi Classic Goes Green: Klaatu Returns to Warn Us About Global Warming
- By Noel Sheppard - Hollywood is about to release a remake of the science
fiction classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still."
This time, rather than coming to earth to warn us about our dangerous
foray into the nuclear age, Klaatu and Gort have returned to caution
us about -- wait for it -- global warming!
Honestly, you can't possibly make this stuff up! (03/22/08)
Don't fall for global warming hysteria - Chico Enterprise-Record
- When it comes to choosing between Al Gore and Thomas Sowell, Robert
Woods would choose the former whereas I would choose the latter. To
me, that signifies the difference between uninformed hysteria and careful
More than 20,000 scientists and engineers have signed a notice that
we do not agree with the doom and gloom projections of computer programs.
In fact, we believe that an increase in carbon dioxide concentration
and a rise in temperature would be beneficial to plant life and the
environment as a whole.
The warm years of the Medieval Climate Optimum during 1100 AD was good
for farmers whereas the Little Ice Age during 1700 AD caused the starvation
of thousands of people because grain didn't ripen. Data show the sun
is responsible for the temperature swings on earth and to try to counter
it is not only futile, it would cost far more than California or the
country can afford. ~ Lionel Brooks, Chico (03/22/08)
Lovelock Sounding the Absurdity Alarm
Paris A Desert, China 'Uninhabitable' By 2040 - Renowned British
scientist James Lovelock says global warming prevention efforts are
'futile'; Predicts mass migration for mankind's survival. - By Jeff
Poor , Business & Media Institute - ... According to Lovelock, several
scenarios will play out by the time the magical year 2040 arrives. The
Chinese will inhabit Africa, the Russians will migrate to Siberia and
Americans will move into Canada. He told The Daily Mail he believes
"white Americans" will adapt easily to these Armageddon circumstances.
"White Americans are descended from those who had the guts to cross
on rough old ships and find a new life," Lovelock said. "They
have the right spirit of can-do." (03/22/08)
nuclear body: Nuclear energy crucial in fighting global warming
- TOKYO, March 21 (Xinhua) -- It is of vital importance to promote the
exploitation of nuclear energy as the world is faced with huge challenges
of climate change, said Japan's Atomic Energy Commission on Friday.
The Japanese government should strive to incorporate the promotion of
atomic energy as an important pillar in the global framework to succeed
the Kyoto Protocol, said the nuclear body in an annual report submitted
to the cabinet. (03/21/08)
warming bill dealt blow - The Maryland Senate today severely weakened
a bill designed to reduce global warming pollution in the state.
An amendment approved by a vote of 27-20 would require the Maryland
Department of the Environment to jump through several more hoops before
it imposes any rules to cut greenhouse gases. Every time the MDE wanted
to limit the pollution through regulations, the agency would have to
win another vote by the General Assembly. That's a difficult, multi-step
process that could easily be derailed by industry lobbyists who oppose
the limits, supporters of the bill argue. Good!
From The JunkMan!
Science: The Global Warming Bubble - By Steven Milloy - You didn"t
have to be a rocket scientist in the 1990s to figure out that speculative
investment in dot-coms with no revenues would be disastrous.
The same goes for lenders giving mortgages to borrowers with no jobs,
no incomes and no assets.
So after surviving the tech bubble and while trying to extricate the
economy from the housing bubble, why are we bent on heading into the
global warming bubble?
Just this week the Environmental Protection Agency issued its economic
analysis of the Lieberman-Warner global warming bill that is being considered
by the Senate. The EPA projects that if the bill is enacted the size
of our economy as measured by its gross domestic product would shrink
by as much as $2.9 trillion by the year 2050. (03/20/08)
Warming: the Climate of Fear - By Alexander Cockburn - Although
the world's climate is on a warming trend, there is zero evidence that
the rise in carbon dioxide levels has anthropogenic origins. For daring
to say this I have been treated as if I have committed intellectual
global warming simply a man-made hoax? - By James R. Brigham - Recent
headlines in The Island Packet ("Oil Prices Stalling Economy Fixes")
and the Wall Street Journal ("Markets on Tear: Wheat, Oil, Euro")
highlight serious problems this country and the world are facing.
The problem is we are in short supply of oil, natural gas, coal, corn
and wheat - all needed for economic growth. (03/18/08)
is hysterical response to global warming - The impulse to tax the
hell out of everyone in a fantastical attempt to limit carbon emissions
to safe levels is do-gooder insanity.
As we are hysterical together, so we will be unfairly taxed together.
We had to learn that when a mass movement arose not against a foreign
enemy, but against ourselves and our way of life.
Somehow the guilt Gorgon, that had for centuries been kept restrained
in psychiatric hospitals, has sneaked into the secular conscience, its
cells dividing like evil yeast that dots the synapses across which the
impulses of reason and skepticism once spryly jumped. (03/18/08)
Science: Peatland Carbon and Global Warming - ...there would appear
to be little real-world support for the climate-alarmist claim that
in response to future global warming, "peatlands may become a net
source of greenhouse gases which will accelerate warming of the atmosphere."
the great global warming swindle - The EU has decided to cut emissions
of greenhouse gases by 20pc by 2020.
And clearly Mother Earth in anticipation of this great sacrifice has
decided to celebrate. For, according to NASA, global average temperatures
are much lower this year than last.
I wish I was convinced that this drastic reduction would make a blind
bit of difference.
I have a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Mensa-level IQ but cannot find
any clear evidence within reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change or other data that this is an appropriate action.
I recently complained about a lack of balance in an episode of 'Eco
Eye' on the subject of global warming and RTE responded that in a programme
about evolution they would not see the need to include a spokesman for
creationism. However, there is much more convincing evidence about evolution
than greenhouse gases causing global warming.
I have read a convincing paper that doubling the carbon dioxide level
in the atmosphere will increase atmospheric temperatures by just 0.01C.
Not enough to have any major effect and much less than the 0.6C warming
seen in Earth's temperatures over the last century.
And CO2 levels more than 10 times higher than they are now failed to
prevent a major ice age that wiped out most live on Earth at the end
of the Ordovician period 445 million years ago.
In July, tax on bigger cars will become €2,000 per year and no
doubt we can expect more of the same over the next few years with our
rulers exploiting the great global warming swindle to tax the bejesus
out of us. ~ ULICK STAFFORD PHD (03/18/08)
Warming to Serve Politicians - Russian Academy of Sciences officially
claims main reasons of global warming are totally different from that
announced by UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (03/18/08)
baseball looking to fight global warming with shorter games - TOKYO
-- Japanese baseball is going green.
As part of the fight against global warming, Japanese professional baseball
has come up with a plan to shorten its games and reduce carbon dioxide
emissions at stadiums.
Teams will aim to cut playing time by six per cent, or 12 minutes, from
the average of three hours and 18 minutes per game, Japan pro baseball
officials said Tuesday.
Under the plan, teams will be required to spend no more than two minutes
and 15 seconds when they change from fielding to batting.
Pitchers will be asked to throw within 15 seconds of receiving the ball
from the catcher when no runners are on base. (03/18/08)
warming is just an excuse - By JR Dieckmann JR Dieckmann - Motivation
behind global warming activism has never been about concern for the
planet or life on Earth. Aside from using the evidence of a one degree
rise in global temperatures over the past 100 years to promote global
socialism (which was nothing more than recovery from a one degree drop
in temperature over the previous century), there is another angle that
should be considered, and if it's the real reason for high gas prices
Chief: Global Warming Treated Like a Religion - By: Philip V. Brennan
- The theory of human-caused global warming is being treated as religious
dogma, NASA's administrator said.
In an interview with SciGuy blogger Eric Berger, NASA Administrator
Michael Griffin who last May questioned whether addressing the alleged
global warming problem required all that much urgency, warned that dissent
from the global warming theory is almost treated as heresy. (03/17/08)
religion leaves me cold - By Contrarian - SOMETIMES I think I must
be the last person in England who doesn't quite believe in the modern
religion of global warming. (03/13/08)
Warming Politics - By Michael R. Fox Ph.D - "The greatest challenge
facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy,
truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge
to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation
age) it takes on a special urgency and importance." - Michael Crichton,
Science writer and author 'State of Fear'.
The current furor over human-caused anthropogenic (AGW) global warming
is a manifestation of environmental agendas that have continued for
forty years. As has happened in the past, this has been aggravated by
surprising low levels of science, mathematics, and energy literacy in
the U.S. A retired school teacher commented to me after a speech on
energy issues said, "Well I don't think we really have any electrical
supply problems. If I need more electricity I'll just install more outlets."
An uninformed public is very vulnerable to the threats of gloom and
doom some common over the past 40 years of environmentalism. (03/07/08)
no global warming crisis - We had record low temperatures in 2007
being set all over the world. The global warming types hold their meeting
in Africa - wouldn't do to hold it where it's snowing.
Al Gore refuses to debate scientists who say there isn't global warming.
The British won't allow his film, An Inconvenient Truth, in schools
unless it is known as "political commentary."
The 1940s had a year that was the hottest on record; hotter than any
recorded recently. In the 1970s, they warn us about "global cooling."
What a sham. ~ George MacMillan (03/07/08)
Faints At California Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggar Speech - Sacramento,
CA -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger helped a student who fainted at
a speech in Sacramento.
Watch the boy on the left side of the screen. You can see him waver
a bit, and then pass out. The Governor immediately went over the help.
The boy and the Governor got a chance to talk later in the nurse's office.
The student told the Governor he blames global warming for the incident.
here (02/29/08) UPDATE! Kid
Tells His Story video
Here's one for all the warmists and PETA lovers
OUTDOORSMAN'S JOURNAL: Global what? Little sign of warming seen in these
parts - Riley Schuster's first coyote will be a trophy on his wall.
Photo by Mark Walters - Hello friends, The title to this week's column
does not mean that I do not believe in global warming. It does mean
that wherever I go this winter, snow and cold air temperatures are sure
This past week, my 19-year-old nephew, Riley Schuster, me and my dogs
Ice and Brownie went on a remote winter camping, ice fishing and coyote
hunting trip on backwaters of the Mississippi River near Trempealeau
in La Crosse County. (02/29/08)
Conference on Climate Change (The Other Side Of Global Warming) Sold
Out For March 2-4 - CHICAGO, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change, scheduled for March
2-4 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, has been sold out.
Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute, said: "We have
literally been overwhelmed with the response and interest of people
from all parts of the world wanting to attend this one-of-a-kind conference."
More on the indoctrination front from the
land of nuts and fruits...
warming to be important to students - By Cindy Watson, Record Gazette
- Global warming will soon become a part of school curriculum if Senator
Joe Simitian has his way.
Measure SB 908, introduced by Sen. Simitian (D-Palo Alto) will mandate
that science textbooks approved for California public schools will include
climate change as a science topic. Simitian said, "This is a phenomenon
of global importance and our kids ought to understand the science behind
The Senate approved the bill Jan. 30 by a 26-13 vote. It will now go
before State Assembly. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is an advocate for
the reduction of global warming. However, at the time this article was
written he had not publicly voiced an opinion on the bill. (02/29/08)
roads have tolls to fight global warming? - Ugh...NO!
By Andrew Garber - OLYMPIA -- Two global-warming bills likely to pass
the Legislature this session could open the door to tolls on major highways
in the central Puget Sound region as a way to reduce traffic and greenhouse-gas
Global Warming Update: Snowfall Records Being Broken in New England
- By Noel Sheppard - Remember all those articles last year about how
ski resorts were going to go bankrupt, and that folks with vacation
homes near such areas were going to take a bath as global warming significantly
reduced snowfall levels?
Well, ski enthusiasts and investors around the country should rest assured
that this media hype was just as accurate as all those hurricane forecasts
in 2006 and 2007. (02/28/08)
Water On 'Global Warming' - By Thomas Sowell - It has almost become
something of a joke when some "global warming" conference
has to be cancelled because of a snowstorm or bitterly cold weather.
But stampedes and hysteria are no joke -- and creating stampedes and
hysteria has become a major activity of those hyping a global warming
They mobilize like-minded people from a variety of occupations, call
them all "scientists" and then claim that "all"
the experts agree on a global warming crisis.
Their biggest argument is that there is no argument.
A whole cottage industry has sprung up among people who get grants,
government agencies who get appropriations, politicians who get publicity
and the perpetually indignant who get something new to be indignant
about. It gives teachers something to talk about in school instead of
Those who bother to check the facts often find that not all those who
are called scientists are really scientists and not all of those who
are scientists are specialists in climate. But who bothers to check
facts these days? (02/28/08)
"coorming"? - By Klaus Rohrich - For over a year now,
the few scientists who haven't been intimidated or bullied into silence
by the so-called "scientific consensus" we hear so much about,
have predicted a rapid cooling of earth's climate due to the ...wait
for it.. activity of the sun. That prediction is tempered with the qualifier
that sun spot activity has been virtually dormant for over a year and
unless that activity returns soon, the planet will once again experience
a "little ice age" like the one that ended during the 1850s.
TO BOOST CLIMATE CHANGE CONCERN MAY HAVE OPPOSITE EFFECT, RISK ANALYSIS
STUDY SHOWS - MCLEAN, VIRGINIA, Feb. 27 -/E-Wire/-- Mass media efforts
to raise American public concern about climate change -- such as Al
Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" and the "scientific consensus"
media drumbeat - ironically may be having just the opposite effect,
according to a new study appearing in the scientific journal Risk Analysis.
Manmade Global Warming Hoax Thrives on Faith, Not Facts - RUSH:
Big, big, big news on the global warming front, but this is going to
serve as a great example to what I was talking about earlier. You have
Obama and his followers, and you're not going to talk his followers
out of him with standard political jargon or criticism because they're
not with him because of politics. He's not running a political campaign.
He's leading a movement out there. By the same token, manmade global
warming is a total hoax. It has no basis in fact, and yet it has acolytes
out the wazoo. We have people going out and living their lives and changing
their lives to account for this hoax and this manmade global warming
that's destroying the planet, that they have been led to believe they
are responsible for in part, and so they gotta do things to absolve
themselves of their sin. So, they're putting in these screwy little
spaghetti lightbulbs, they're driving strange cars, they're using something
other than toilet paper in the bathroom, whatever number of things.
No matter what you tell 'em, they go out and watch Gore's movie. You
can point out every factual error in Gore's movie. "No. It's bad.
It's bad. That movie is the truth." (02/27/08)
Monitors Report Widescale Global Cooling - Michael Asher -
Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century
Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has
exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees
its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the
most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest
since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice,
record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran,
Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list
goes on and on. (02/27/08)
World Temperatures according to the Hadley
Center for Climate Prediction. Note the steep drop over the
Even in the midst of the coldest winter since
1966, "High School Indoctrination" continues...
students discuss global warming issues - More than 1,500 Menlo-Atherton
High School students are expected to participate in discussions this
week regarding global warning issues, says M-A spokeswoman Kelly L.
Gary Latshaw of the Climate Project will give a condensed version of
Al Gore's global warming presentation at student assemblies on Wednesday
and Thursday, Feb. 27-28.
The students will be asked for suggestions on what they can do in their
daily lives to improve the environment on campus and in the community,
Ms. Todd said.
The program is sponsored by the student-led Environmental Committee,
headed by Anna Murveit. (02/27/08)
Global warming is a dream come true for attorneys.
These 24 Companies Cause Global Warming? - A Swamped Alaskan
Village Sues - Kivalina is disappearing into the sea, as the tiny
island the village calls home is swamped by the Chukchi Sea in the remote
So it's suing.
According to the Anchorage Daily News, the village is suing the world's
largest and most profitable company, Exxon Mobil, and 23 other oil,
coal and power companies, alleging that they profited on the pollution
that caused global warming and the attendant sea level rise swamping
The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, and seeks
a jury trial on this issue: Should the companies pay to relocate the
village and its 400 Inupiat Eskimo residents to safer ground, at a cost
of $95 million to $400 million.
The lawsuit also particularly singles out Exxon and other companies
for conspiring to create "a false scientific debate" about
global warming, according to portions of the suit quoted by the Anchorage
These are the 24 companies named in the suit:
Shell Oil Co.
Peabody Energy Corp.
American Electric Power Co.
DTE Energy Co.
Duke Energy Corp.
Dynegy Holdings Inc.
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co.
Pinnacle West Capital Corp.
Reliant Energy Inc.
Xcel Energy Inc.
Other affiliated companies
warming sceptics buoyed by record cold
- By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles - Global warming sceptics
are pointing to recent record cold temperatures in parts of North
America and Asia and the return of Arctic Sea ice to suggest fears
about climate change may be overblown.
According to the US National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the
average temperature of the global land surface in January 2008
was below the 20th century mean (-0.02°F/-0.01°C) for
the first time since 1982.
Although some areas of the Northern Hemisphere experienced record
cold, other areas experienced recorded above average temperatures
Temperatures were also colder than average across large swathes
of central Asia, the Middle East, the western US, western Alaska
and southeastern China.
The NCDC reported that the cold conditions were associated with
"the largest January snow cover extent on record for the
Eurasian continent and for the Northern Hemisphere". (02/26/08)
of conversation? - I'm always suspicious of anyone who wants
to shut down debate. If global warming is a man-made phenomenon, show
me the evidence. - By MIKE HASHIMOTO / The Dallas Morning News -
Goodness, what part of "melting polar ice caps" don't you
Rising oceans will swamp coastal areas. Those of us who aren't cooked
by the heat will die of thirst in a drought, if more frequent and intense
hurricanes don't kill us first.
And humans almost certainly caused all this because we drive cars and
air-condition our too-big homes and build factories that belch emissions
and produce goods we almost certainly don't need.
We are to blame. End of conversation. "Consensus science"
So does Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman, who is not a scientist
but who can read a U.N. report. "We're at a point where global
warming is impossible to deny," she writes. "Let's just say
that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers,
though one denies the past and the other denies the present and future."
Not this again...
warming by turning off lights for hour, people urged - John Faherty,
The Arizona Republic - The problem with a major environmental issue
like global warming is that it seems so big you figure there is nothing
you can do about it.
So an environmental group has picked one hour in March when it wants
you to do exactly that. Nothing.
At 8 p.m. on March 29, the city of Phoenix and all Valley residents
who care to join in will turn off the lights for one hour. (02/25/08)
I'll be sure to do my part by turning all
my lights and electrical appliances on during that hour!
Not Attributed To Global Warming - Harvard prof. cites chance,
not climate change, for recent snow - By ALEXANDER R. KONRAD, Contributing
Write - As snow blanketed the campus during this season's latest snowstorm
on Friday, global warming was not deemed the culprit of the latest round
of wet boots and dangerous slips outside Lamont library, according to
one Harvard meteorologist.
"We can't point to this sort of winter and say, 'this winter is
bad because of global warming.' It's not being fair with the data,"
said Brian F. Farrell, a Harvard meteorology professor. (02/25/08)
global warming: Welcome to the new Ice Age - By Lorne Gunter, National
Post - Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and
China is greater than at any time since 1966.
The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American
cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early
February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January
"was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average."
China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century. Temperatures
in the normally balmy south were so low for so long that some middle-sized
cities went days and even weeks without electricity because once power
lines had toppled it was too cold or too icy to repair them. (02/25/08)
Absurdity of the day...
and Global Warming - By Ed Komarek - The truth is that the way the
ET spaceships are powered with almost unlimited cheap power can be used
to drive our civilization with little environmental effects. The oil
industry relies on scarcity to control the price of oil and make trillions
of dollars at public expense but all that would have been wiped out
with cheap abundant energy. Also we would not have global warming and
other environmental degradation that so threaten us and our planet if
cheap non polluting energy had come into widespread use by the 1960s
as it should have. (02/24/08)
big guns bullish about of climate change - By Maggie Rosen - Michel
Rolland, Bruno Prats and other Bordeaux notables claim climate change
may have a positive effect on the region.
At the recent 2008 Climate Change and Wine conference in Barcelona,
Prats and Rolland, along with consultant Pascal Chatonnet and veteran
oenologist Jacques Lurton, argued that global warming offered possibilities
that were not available in the past.
'The last 10 vintages at Cos d'Estournel have been the best ever,' said
Prats, the former owner of the Medoc 2nd growth chateau.
'In the 1970s, all the vintages needed chaptalization. In the 1990s,
I had to chaptalize, and use reverse osmosis on half of the vintages.
Today, none of the vintages need anything.'
'I think there are great possibilities for Bordeaux,' said Lurton, 'though
we have to focus on water management and specifically the possibility
of allowing irrigation. '
Rolland contended that it was too early to tell what effect climate
change has had so far or to predict its negative impact. (02/22/08)
Jamieson - Chilly months make for cool reflection on the climate theories
- NOT everyone can be a hot-water bottle. It looks an easy life, stretched
out in bed all night. But all that gurgling and burbling and radiating
can wear you down. And the indignities! Scalding hot water poured into
your bum and then shaken upside down to test you don't leak!
I raise this existential problem because Henry, my hot-water bottle
in a fetching Mickey Mouse cover, is now in his 16th consecutive week
of service with barely a night off since November.
A problem? It is, for him and me, having been assured by the relentless
propaganda of the global warming industry that Henry could look forward
to early retirement, basking in a sunny spot on top of the wardrobe,
with those nights of gurgling and burbling and radiating behind him.
Instead, he is working overtime in the front line against ... global
it's cold outside - Andrew Bolt - KEVIN Rudd's global warming adviser
has had a rude surprise.
Professor Ross Garnaut has invigorated a debate on catastrophic man-made
global warming that Al Gore, and most journalists and politicians, keep
claiming was over years ago.
In fact, he's even wondering if some scientists have played funny buggers.
debunks 'global cooling' concern of '70s - By Doyle Rice, USA TODAY
- The supposed "global cooling" consensus among scientists
in the 1970s -- frequently offered by global-warming skeptics as proof
that climatologists can't make up their minds -- is a myth, according
to a survey of the scientific literature of the era. Really?
So this is a figment of our imagination.
The '70s was an unusually cold decade. Newsweek, Time, The New York
Times and National Geographic published articles at the time speculating
on the causes of the unusual cold and about the possibility of a new
ice age. Ah, The New York Times, our "paper
of record" which has brought us the recent slander article on Senator
McCain, the General "Betray Us" ad among other things. And
National Geographic which most recently brought us the doom and gloom
propaganda piece narrated by leftist actor and role model for all fathers,
But Thomas Peterson of the National Climatic Data Center surveyed dozens
of peer-reviewed scientific articles from 1965 to 1979 and found that
only seven supported global cooling, while 44 predicted warming. Peterson
says 20 others were neutral in their assessments of climate trends.
The study reports, "There was no scientific consensus in the 1970s
that the Earth was headed into an imminent ice age.
"A review of the literature suggests that, to the contrary, greenhouse
warming even then dominated scientists' thinking about the most important
forces shaping Earth's climate on human time scales." Those
of us that are old enough, remember the global cooling mantra that was
even taught in our schools as the general consensus. This "study"
is nothing of the sort.which leads us to our quote of the day from Chris
"Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying
"I'm pretty sure he wasn't forced out. He's been
here a long time." But was he?
in eye of Oregon global warming tempest retiring
Weather post - George Taylor, who questions the causes of warming, lost
his title Friday - BY STUART TOMLINSON The Oregonian Staff - The
controversial head of the Oregon Climate Service -- stripped of the
"state climatologist" title last year by Gov. Ted Kulongoski
-- announced Thursday that he will retire effective May 1.
In February 2007, Kulongoski asked the president of Oregon State University
to stop George Taylor from calling himself the state climatologist because
of Taylor's skeptical stance on global warming.
Taylor, who has a master's degree in meteorology and runs the state-funded
Oregon Climate Service, has been widely known as Oregon's climatologist
since 1991. Technically, the position was discontinued along with federal
funding in the late 1980s. The climate service tracks weather and generates
maps from its offices at OSU. (02/22/08)
Taylor to retire after 19 years at Oregon Climate Service - By KYLE
ODEGARD, Gazette-Times reporter - George Taylor, the manager of the
Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University, will retire as of
May 1 after 19 years of pouring over weather data for farmers, fishermen,
skiers and others.
"I saw my role as taking a complicated subject and simplifying
it for everyday folks so they can make better decisions," he said,
in a news release issued today.
During the later part of his tenure, however, Taylor made news as much
for his long-range forecasts - spot on this winter - as for his controversial
views on climate change... (02/22/08)
More absurdity: Get a load of this headline...
of Mongolians Invade Cities to Escape Global Warming - Hundreds
of years ago Ghengis Khan led a thundering horde of Mongolian horsemen
across Asia and into Europe, conquering nearly everything in his path
in a quest for world domination.
Now the ancestors of those fierce warriors are staging a new invasion,
with thousands of formerly nomadic herdsmen settling in the cities as
global warming&'s effects make their traditional lifestyles much more
of hot air on global warming - In her article 'What's happening
to our climate?' (Belfast Telegraph, February 18), Linda McKee falls
into the same traps occupied by so many of her colleagues in the media.
In the first instance, she confuses local climate variations with global
Global mean temperatures have been more or less static since 1998 and
the temperatures that year were exceeded during the 1930s.
The Northern Hemisphere, apart from Western Europe, has been experiencing
its coldest winter for many years while Antarctic summer ice was at
the highest ever recorded extent for January... (02/22/08)
Global Warming Not Causing More Destructive Hurricanes - By Noel
Sheppard - One of the cornerstones of climate alarmism is that global
warming is causing stronger, more destructive tropical storms.
If you don't believe me, just ask the Global Warmingist-in-Chief Al
Well, on Thursday, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
issued a press release that should make the Nobel Prize committee demand
Gore immediately return his award and their money. (02/21/08)
ABC Ignores How Biofuel Mandate Contributes to Inflation - By Jeff
Poor - The eco-love affair Washington has with biofuels is starting
to take a toll on the fragile U.S. economy. It's a shame no one in the
media have that connection. (02/21/08)
warming right on schedule - By PETER FRIEDMAN - Much of the current
panic began when Dr. Michael Mann and his coauthors published their
now-discredited "hockey stick" temperature plot — so named
for its shape that showed a long trend of steady temperature over a
thousand-year period and a sudden rise since the early 1900s. Dr. Mann's
hockey stick became the foundation for policy leaders advocating mandatory
Fortunately for mankind (but unfortunately for the professional reputation
of Dr. Mann), the hockey stick was convincingly shown to be an artifact
of his flawed statistical methodology, which exaggerated recent data
and smoothed older data. Stephen McIntyre even demonstrated that Dr.
Mann's erroneous methodology generated hockey stick plots even when
random data were inserted. (02/21/08)
Church of Global Warming - By Mark D. Tooley - The NCC"s "eco-justice"
program, along with the Catholic and Jewish environmental groups, are
all partners in the Massachusetts-based National Religious Partnership
for the Environment, which funnels dollars from left-leaning foundations
to religious groups willing to propagate environmentalist themes, especially
Global Warming alarmism, through America"s churches and synagogues.
Another partner is the Evangelical Environmental Network, which was
strangely unrepresented in the Northern Ireland expedition. (02/21/08)
Still think the warmists aren't dangerous?
Authoritarianism - By Ayn Rand Institute: Keith Lockitch - Irvine,
CA--Many people are calling for drastic political action to cope with
climate change. But the authors of a new book, The Climate Change Challenge
and the Failure of Democracy, go much further, claiming that global
warming can be effectively dealt with only by "an authoritarian
form of government."
In an article promoting the book, co-author David Shearman praises China's
recent ban on plastic shopping bags, expressing special admiration for
its authoritarian quality. "The importance of the decision,"
he writes, "lies in the fact that China can do it by edict and
close the factories." (02/21/08)
warming fanatics indoctrinate school children - By Tony Phyrillas
- If you're a concerned parent, you should fight for your child. Be
prepared to confront your local school board if it forces students to
jump on the climate change bandwagon.
Earlier this week, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review examined the growing
and dangerous trend of forcing public school children to worship at
the altar of global warming hysteria.
"A seemingly harmless bill in the California State Assembly --
mandating that "climate change" be among the science topics
taught to all California public school students -- has ominous implications
nationwide," the newspaper says.
California has always been the start of most looney tune concepts, but
how La La Land goes, so goes the rest of the country.
If California, which is the nation's largest purchaser of textbooks,
forces publishers to include global warming as part of the science curriculum,
children all over the U.S. will be force-fed distortions pushed by left-wing
radicals like Al Gore. (02/20/08)
Warming: Palm Oil Owed An Apology - Press Release: Jon Tomczyk -
...Even well-meaning "official government policy" can be wrong,
seriously wrong. Successive Australian Governments have refused to acknowledge
the truth, let alone apologize for this grave travesty visited on its
own citizens by a duly elected government!
A parallel can be drawn here with the situation that palm oil, unwittingly
finds itself in. The healthy and sustainably produced oil has had to
withstand an onslaught of well-meaning but seriously flawed attacks
on its integrity by first, the infamous Center for Science in the Public
Interest (CSPI), which tendered spurious claims that palm oil was primarily
saturated fat, bad for the heart and intrinsically unhealthy. However,
15 years and over 150 overwhelming nutritional research bears out that
CSPI was either misguided or heaven forbid, had deliberately misinterpreted
or misrepresented the facts about the effects of the fatty acids found
in palm oil... (02/20/08)
Warming Myths Create Panic - By E. Ralph Hostetter - Gov. Martin
O'Malley is proposing a plan to confront global warming through a state
carbon cap -- the generic words for carbon tax.
No doubt the tax will add 5 cents to 10 cents per gallon on gasoline,
diesel, and home heating oil. The purpose of O'Malley's face-to-face
meeting with the issue is to deal with the vulnerability of Maryland's
3,000 miles of shoreline that may suffer from a rise in sea level caused
by global warming. (02/20/08)
warming and the United Nations - My compliments to Alan Sage for
his well-written letter dealing with "real science" about
Global Warming. And, my thanks to The Daily Sentinel for publishing
his letter. The purpose of my letter is to describe the major source
for alleged truth justifying alarm, hysteria, and drivel called "global
warming." It came from an agency of the United Nations called Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). That agency is one of many agencies
of the United Nations, e.g., Human Rights, Refugees, Iraq Oil for Food
(a fraud), Disarmament, World Health, etc. How creditable are the activities
of those UN Agencies? (02/20/08)
on Fernley: It's likely belief in manmade global warming will do more
harm than good - Life's been a little busy lately, so I was sorely
tempted to dredge up one of my old columns from almost two years ago
(May 3, 2006) and fly with it. But of course, that's plagiarism, so
I "darezen't" (as my Dad used to say)... (02/20/08)
Warming Anyone? - Dan Richards - And today we see more of the claims
of Global warming, with little solid fact to back this stuff up. If
we were to have jumped at such fear-mongering every time some group
found a quick way to get notoriety, Where would we be today? Still living
in caves? (02/20/08)
Not this population bomb crap again...
Every Couple Had Only One Child, Would Global Warming Cease to Be a
Problem? - By C.D. Mohatta - No. It would help the earth a lot to
lower the population, but the problem of global warming is complex.
Even if there were suddenly no people on earth, global warming would
not cease to be a problem and would take time to resolve. Solving global
warming will require a concert of solutions. Unfortunately, what we
have already done will continue to damage the ozone layer for years
to come... (02/20/08)
hysteria on global warming - Climate change takes place on a daily
basis. Not one of the presidential contenders can do a damned thing
about it. There has been in the past and will be in the future, the
phenomena of climate change. What people such as poster #1 really want
is a boogeyman to point to, so as to say "this is who caused global
warming". The oil companies are the boogeyman du jour. The taxes
and restrictions that the enviros want placed on ANY energy companies
will be crippling to not only our US economy but to global economy as
well. Make no mistake about it. The hue and cry about global warming
is not about the environment. It is a political cause taken up by the
leftists to advance their particular brand of socialism. They would
like nothing better than to see a redistribution of wealth on a worldwide
scale in the name of climate change. The problem, as the letter writer
so logically points out, is that none of what the climatistas have direly
warned of is taking place. There is evidence that the globe could be
headed for a colder period based on sun-spot and solar observations.
Of course, if that happens it will be a direct result of global warming.
In the bizarro world of the leftist climatistas...the term "global
warming" means anything they want it to mean. Amen!
Never let the facts get in the way of a good consensus!
Warming? New Data Shows Ice Is Back - By: Phil Brennan - Are the
world's ice caps melting because of climate change, or are the reports
just a lot of scare mongering by the advocates of the global warming
Scare mongering appears to be the case, according to reports from the
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that reveal
that almost all the allegedly "lost" ice has come back. A
NOAA report shows that ice levels which had shrunk from 5 million square
miles in January 2007 to just 1.5 million square miles in October, are
almost back to their original levels.
Moreover, a Feb. 18 report in the London Daily Express showed that there
is nearly a third more ice in Antarctica than usual, challenging the
global warming crusaders and buttressing arguments of skeptics who deny
that the world is undergoing global warming. (02/19/08)
Our favorite nutty professor Carl Wunsch is
in the news again. Will he be "taken out of context" again?
warming may not have caused sluggish Atlantic - Judging the effect
of climate change on ocean currents could take longer than we thought.
The circulation of warm water in the North Atlantic is suspected to
be slowing, and the worry is that global warming is to blame.
To investigate this, Carl Wunsch of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
used observations taken from buoys to build a model of Atlantic circulation.
It suggested that currents could speed up or slow down naturally by
a greater amount than the suspected slowdown linked to global warming,
and such changes could persist over months or even years (Nature
Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/ngeo126). It will take decades of observations
to account for these effects, Wunsch warns.
Published online: 10 February 2008 | doi:10.1038/ngeo126
Mass and volume transport variability in an eddy-filled ocean
Top of pageThe possibility that the oceanic
general circulation is undergoing changes as part, or the cause, of
major climate shifts is being intensely discussed1, with some published
results relying on data from moorings spanning the North Atlantic Ocean2,
3. The circulation is, however, extremely noisy. Here, I use existing
estimates of the frequency and wavenumber content of geostrophic eddies
in the ocean4 to show that variations in ocean-wide integrated transport
must appear even in the absence of a true long-term trend. Expected
fluctuations exceed 20109 kg s-1 (or 20106 m3 s-1) and exhibit multi-year
timescales. Existing knowledge of the eddy field allows predictions
of observed variability and produces lower bounds on the (multi-decadal)
timescale required to detect true trends of a large magnitude. Detecting
and understanding the effect of climate change on the ocean circulation
requires observations in three dimensions over long periods of time.
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
Correspondence to: Carl Wunsch e-mail: email@example.com
Sun, Cold Earth - By Alan Caruba - One thing alone stands against
the theory of global warming. The science does not support it.
For billions of years the Earth existed without humans and it will do
so again when we cease to inhabit it. As a species, we are newcomers,
but like every other species that lived on planet Earth -- 95% of which
are extinct -- we are subject to forces far greater than anything we
To suggest that humans actually cause climate change defies logic. Moreover,
the Earth itself reminds us daily of our vulnerabilities. The news is
full of tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, blizzards, earthquakes,
tsunamis, floods, and wildfires... (02/19/08)
to launch anti-warming effort - LOCAL OFFICIALS CONSIDERED LIKELY TO
RESIST WORKSHOPS - By Steve Geissinger, Mercury News Sacramento
Bureau - SACRAMENTO -- Attorney General Jerry Brown is taking the global
warming enlightenment skills he honed in the Bay Area across the rest
of California today - a move that even supporters such as San Jose Mayor
Chuck Reed said will meet resistance.
Monday, Brown's aides told MediaNews he will announce he is convening
voluntary regional schools for California's more than 500 county supervisors
and mayors to advocate tough actions such new transportation impact
fees and costly energy-efficiency.
"These workshops launch the first statewide movement to reduce
the negative impact of local planning decisions on global climate,"
Brown said in a letter... (02/19/08)
Absurdity Offset Alert! We should all turn
our lights on when they turn theirs off.
dozen cities will switch off lights in gesture on global warming
- The Associated Press - SYDNEY, Australia: Two dozen cities around
the world plan to turn their lights off for one hour later this year
in a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about global warming, organizers
Last March, Sydney dimmed its skyline when residents, businesses and
the local government took part in the first "Earth Hour" event
that asked people to think about cutting their energy use. The event
was a hit and the World Wildlife Fund, the event's organizer, said it
would try to make the campaign global.
So far, 24 cities have agreed to take part in this year's event, scheduled
for March 29, the environmental group said.
Under the plan, lights in each city will be switched off for one hour
at 8:00 p.m. local time. (02/19/08) UPDATE
cities join initiative to turn off lights in gesture on global warming
Liberals want to know who paid for radio ads - By Mike De Souza,
Canwest News Service - OTTAWA -- The federal Liberals are calling for
an investigation to determine who paid for a radio ad campaign in Ontario
that attacked the federal government's action to fight climate change
in the 2006 election... (02/18/08)
not a sign of global warming - By Dr. Tim Ball - In his book State
of Fear, Michael Crichton wrote about exploitation of fear by environmental
extremists. He should write another book about exploitation of lack
Climate and environment were previously outside of politics, but once
they became potential election issues politicians exploited them better
than environmentalists. It fulfills H.L Mencken's observation that,
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless
series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
So before anyone attempts to make political gain from the tragic events
of the tornados that killed people across the southern US recently,
let's put the science on the record. And while we're at it let's explode
another false claim that storms and severe weather will increase with
global warming... (02/18/08)
show global warming may save thousands of lives - While many so-called
scientists try to make the unsuspecting public think that global warming
is real and a threat to human life, some new data is coming out to the
freerepublic.com reports British scientists as saying global warming
could end up saving thousands of lives. Although global warming could
end up causing about 6,000 deaths, that is a dramatic decrease from
the average of 20,000 deaths that the cold winters in Great Britain
cause. The British government has reported that the warmer weather has
already resulted in a 3 percent decline in the mortality rate. Discovery
Magazine has a similar article called "Global Warming, The Great
To further clarify, Thomas Moore of Stanford University conducted a
study in the 1980s, which he updated in 1996, that suggests that a 2.5
degree Celsius increase in temperature would lower deaths in the U.S.
alone by 40,000. The study also mentions that medical costs will be
reduced by $20 billion annually... (02/18/08)
From the land of nuts and fruits...
State Water Board to Consider Bold Action on Global Warming - By
Gary A. Patton. General Counsel Planning and Conservation League - Tomorrow,
the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) will meet in Sacramento
to explore a set of proposed measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
from water use in California.
That's big news; the guidance that the board gives to their staff at
next week's hearing will shape the agency's submittal to the California
Air Resources Board for inclusion in the AB 32 Scoping Plan, which will
show how the State plans to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions
back to 1990 levels. (02/18/08)
WARMING? IT'S THE COLDEST WINTER IN DECADES - By Tony Bonnici -
NEW evidence has cast doubt on claims that the world's ice-caps are
melting, it emerged last night.
Satellite data shows that concerns over the levels of sea ice may have
It was feared that the polar caps were vanishing because of the effects
of global warming.
But figures from the respected US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
show that almost all the "lost" ice has come back... (02/17/08)
5 Learns More About Global Warming - "The strongest will get
a little stronger and the number may increase some and the strongest
will get a little stronger," Hugh Willoughby a hurricane researcher.
Willoughby's view of how hurricanes are going to respond to global warming
is typical, but now there's a growing school of thought that global
warming will actually sheer some of these hurricanes. (02/17/08)
would require California's science curriculum to cover climate change
- SOME THINK SCIENCE ISN'T DEFINITIVE ENOUGH TO TEACH - By Paul Rogers,
Mercury News - Reading, writing and ... global warming?
A Silicon Valley lawmaker is gaining momentum with a bill that would
require "climate change" to be among the science topics that
all California public school students are taught.
The measure, by state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, also would mandate
that future science textbooks approved for California public schools
include climate change.
"You can't have a science curriculum that is relevant and current
if it doesn't deal with the science behind climate change," Simitian
said. "This is a phenomenon of global importance and our kids ought
to understand the science behind that phenomenon." (02/15/08)
Clinton Act On Global Warming - Senator John McCain took time off
from his presidential campaign today to announce the passage of the
McCain-Clinton bill to end global warming. (02/14/08)
Global warming - don't worry - Dear Sir, The global warmists have
it all wrong. They are just as wrong now as the global coolists were
in 1975, when some scientists were concerned about dropping world temperatures
and the consequent decline in food production. Newsweek in its April
28, 1975 edition ran a cover story proclaiming the coming of a new ice
How can this be?
Well, the answer is simple. Those scientists ignored millions of years
of history during which there have been at least ten ice ages with intermediate
warm periods. These ice ages lasted about 100,000 years and the warm
periods about 10,000 years. Our last ice age ended about 11,000 years
ago so we should now be expecting another. What caused these ice ages?
white green liberal with too much
time on their hands, make the best cartoonists.
about global warming - By Kat Kerlin - The magazine where Alfred
E. Neuman seems to look more and more like President Bush (or is it
the other way around?) recruited Pulitzer-Prize winning political cartoonists
for a special "expose" in this month's issue. See the cartoons here.
warming pols are hot for big SUVs - By Paul Mulshine - As a longtime
student of science, I am greatly intrigued by the theory of anthropogenic
-- man-made -- global warming.
There is just one flaw in that theory, however. No one can say with
certainty that the planet won't enter a cooling cycle next year -- or
tomorrow for that matter. What if it does? So much for that theory.
As long as it's around, however, it spawns another, more interesting
phenomenon, anthropogenic hypocrisy. What natural force, for example,
impels a character like Al Gore to hold forth at great length on the
need to conserve energy while living in a 10,000-square-foot house?
Sure, he buys carbon credits. But if he truly believed the planet to
be in crisis, he'd knock down that house and live in a solar-powered
yurt in addition to buying the credits. (02/14/08)
No global warming proof - By Charles G. Battig - The interview by
Lindsay Barnes with UVA climatologist Jerry Stenger ["Jerry gander:
Stenger has his eyes on the skies," February 7] posed the question
"Does the new man in charge believe that global warming exists?"
The answer by Stenger is most troubling from the viewpoint of accepted
scientific protocol. His answer that global temperatures have "increased
rather sharply over the last 30 years" and that this has occurred
over a period of great increase in the amount of greenhouse gases leads
to the "reasonable conclusion" that..."part of it is
driven by human activity."
There is no justification for such a conclusion. (02/14/08)
wine industry upbeat about global warming - Higher temperatures
due to global warming are expected to make cold areas of New Zealand
more temperate and better suited to grape cultivation. So it's no surprise
that New Zealand wine-growers are upbeat about a future that includes
"The big picture for New Zealand wine is very, very good,"
said Philip Gregan, chief executive of industry body New Zealand Winegrowers.
Global Warming Will Force Us All To Eat Bugs - By Noel Sheppard
- Shortly after New Years, NewsBusters informed readers about a new
horror movie wherein nature attacks oil workers in Alaska to prevent
To further scare people into sacrificing their financial well-being
in order to stave off the liberal bogeyman, HuffPoster Kerry Trueman
on Tuesday suggested that food shortages will be so rampant if we don't
stop climate change that we'll all end up eating bugs. (02/14/08)
Quote Of The Day
"Global warming is a total crock of $h**.
I'm a skeptic, not a denier. Having said that, my opinion doesn't matter.
(With the battery-driven Volt), I'm motivated more by the desire to
replace imported oil than by the CO2 (argument)." ~ GM Vice Chairman
to Obama: Part LAST ONE (I promise) -This
garbage is from a SeattlePI blog by a person called "Green Gal".
Turns out she's just shilling for the Daily Kos.
"No candidate, even if he or she truly understands the urgency
of dealing with the climate crisis, is going to say what really needs
to be said about global warming until after they are elected. The reason:
if they do they won't get elected." This
is a perfect example of how dishonest the left is. They know their position
on global warming can't withstand honest debate. Too bad McCain hasn't
figured it out yet.
So, those of us who consider global warming to be the defining issue
of our time, must try to elect a candidate that shares our understanding
and sense of urgency about the problem, even though he or she can't
tell us that they do. We must try to elect a candidate who once he or
she is safely elected will have the vision, knowledge and courage (because
it's still not going to be easy) to level with the American people.
So in other words, deceive the stupid naive
American voters until we get our socialist candidate elected, then we
can bend them over with impunity. (02/13/08)
Here's my "Ode" to Obama
WARMING TO BRING CANNIBALISM TO SOUTH EAST - CLIMATE change
will transform the south east of England into a steaming jungle
filled with giant snakes and marauding tribes of blood-thirsty cannibals,
scientists have predicted.
Researchers at the Institute for Studies have warned that unless
carbon emissions are reduced Essex and Kent will resemble the darkest
reaches of Amazonia, probably in about 18 months time.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: "First will come the mosquitos.
They will be huge, about the size of a crow. Then the giant snakes
will arrive to feast on the mosquitos.
"Within months towns including Colchester, Ashford, Gravesend,
and possibly even Braintree, will be little more than mangrove swamps.
However, local rail services should be unaffected."
He added: "Before long the populations will be reduced to primal
savagery. Unable to grow crops on the dark jungle floor they will
raid each others settlements with the victors feasting upon the
flesh of the vanquished.
"The strongest tribes, driven on by their insatiable lust for
human flash, will soon descend upon the slow, fat people of Hampshire."
Meanwhile doctors are warning that fewer old people will die as
a result of rising temperatures.
Dr Wayne Hayes, of the British Medical Association, said: "Warmer
winters will mean more OAPs I'm afraid."
He added: "If you feel that your local community is being overrun,
then it might be an idea to nudge one of them under a bus."
Six year-old Gavin attends St Mark's Primary in
Chelmsford and enjoys eating feet
Global Warming Teach-Ins and Progress
Science, Nature, Spirituality and Action Are Closely Linked -
What? Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry, two
theologians who spent part of their lives in New York's Hudson Valley,
wrote about an inextricable link between science, nature and spirituality.
A few years ago, religious and environmental leaders from all over the
world converged at the United Nations and on college campuses to celebrate
the teachings of de Chardin, who lived for a time at a Jesuit seminary
in Hyde Park, N.Y. and whose remains are buried there.
Mary Evelyn Tucker, one of the most eloquent voices of the eco-spiritual
movement, spoke at the U.N. about the daunting challenges faced by 21st-century
humanitarians: widespread environmental degradation, crippling poverty,
social inequities and unrestrained militarism. However, she sees in
the vision of de Chardin that "the spirit of the earth is calling
us into the next stage of evolutionary history, moving us forward from
viewing ourselves as isolated individuals and competing nation states,
to realizing our collective presence as a species on the planet."
Far out man! (02/13/08)
It's the sun stupid - redux
Says Global Warming Related To Sun - In her lecture series, "Warming
Up to the Truth: The Real Story About Climate Change," astrophysicist
Dr. Sallie Baliunas shared her findings Tuesday at the University of
Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Dr. Baliunas' work with fellow Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
astronomer Willie Soon suggests global warming is more directly related
to solar variability than to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere, an alternative view to what's been widely publicized in
the mainstream media. (02/13/08)
Warming And New Taxes - New York
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, apparently oblivious to all the cold,
freezing weather, in the nation this winter, is comparing the
threat of global warming to terrorism.
The international community needs to declare "war" on
global warming and, in the conflict, the United Nations will serve
as a front-line combatant, he said. (Having the U.N. as a front-line
combatant is one easy way to lose a war, not win it.)
And, of course, Mayor Bloomberg knows how to win this war - new
"I believe the U.S. should enact a tax on carbon emissions,"
Meanwhile, in the real world, snow and ice spread across wide
sections of the Ohio Valley. Freezing rain created a layer of
ice on top of four inches of newly fallen snow in Kentucky, and
up to six inches of snow and ice fell during the night in southern
The temperature in International Falls, Minnesota fell to 40 below
Perhaps when global warming hits with full force, the folks in
International Falls will only have to put up with temperatures
38 below zero. After those new taxes that Mr. Bloomberg wants
to zap them with, we hope they have enough money left over to
pay the heating bills. (02/13/08)
climate plan dubbed "junk science" - Rep. Kevin Lundberg
is among a handful of GOP lawmakers assailing the governor's proposal.
- By John Ingold, The Denver Post - A state lawmaker said Monday that
the research underlying Gov. Bill Ritter's Climate Action Plan is flawed.
"We can't lose sight of the fact that it's predicated on junk science,"
Rep. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, said.
Lundberg said it has not been settled scientifically that manmade carbon-dioxide
emissions contribute to global warming... (02/12/08)
More absurdity from Boob-berg
Global Warming "As Lethal" As Terrorism - Explaining why
global warming needs to be stopped in an urgent way, Mayor Bloomberg
said, "Terrorists kill people. Weapons of mass destruction have
the potential to kill an enormous amount of people. [But] global warming
in the long term has the potential to kill everybody...This really is
just as lethal. It's just the results are something we will face long
The Mayor was addressing reporters after speaking at the United Nation's
conference on climate change. He mentioned the city's plan to reduce
the use of tropical hardwoods because the deforestation accounts for
20% of greenhouse gas emissions. NYC is one of the world's biggest consumers
of tropical hardwoods, as they are used in park benches, promenades,
docks, etc. Bloomberg also emphasized that the U.S. should have a carbon
emission tax. (02/12/08)
Indoctrination: This is what we're up against.
-- Why the Obamniacs are so dangerous to to this country.
warming teach-ins reach over 1 million students - By: Jane Cutter
- Capitalist destruction goes unchallenged - Global warming took center
stage as the topic of the United States' largest-ever teach-in, held
on Jan. 31. Over 1,500 universities, colleges, community colleges and
even some high schools organized events under the umbrella of the group
Focus the Nation. Professors also incorporated the issue of climate
change into their regular lectures.
The goal was to reach out beyond the current environmental movement
and draw wider attention to the issue, increasing awareness and motivating
The events did succeed in drawing attention and engaging young people.
Organizers estimate over a million students were involved. At least
75 senators, U.S. representatives and governors spoke at various forums.
The media provided extensive coverage of the teach-ins.
However, the question remains: What was the message on which the "nation"
A visit to the Focusthenation.org website is informative. Rapidly blinking
ads promote Focus the Nation"s corporate sponsors including Nike,
Clif Bar and Stonyfield Yogurt. Scrolling down, one finds the names
and photos of numerous imperialist politicians, proudly displayed as
supporters of the effort. Blinking Ads? Oh
no, those evil corporations! You mean the ones that have been forced
to cow tow to you enviro-socialist nut cases? So even if they're on
board with these kooks, they're still evil! (02/12/08)
really can't make this stuff up!
Cold Wave In India Attributed To Global Warming
- The recent cold wave sweeping across Mumbai and other parts of
India could be attributed to global warming, experts said Tuesday
here at an environmental conference.
Addressing the 'Combat Global Warming' conference at the Indian
Merchants Chamber (IMC) here, former union minister for power and
environment Suresh Prabhu said global warming was primarily a problem
created and induced by human beings.
He said the increase in emission of green house gases like carbon
dioxide, nitrogen oxide and methane has resulted in the situation,
which could prove catastrophic if unchecked.
Prabhu said the cold wave that swept Maharashtra and other parts
of India recently could be attributed to the phenomenon of global
to get nostalgic about global warming? - By PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT -
GARBAGE in, garbage out.
That's computer speak, meaning when the data for making decisions are
incomplete or faulty, any conclusions based on those data will be incomplete
or faulty as well.
Which brings us to global warming and, as Al Gore might say, an inconvenient
truth. Could the data that scientists have used to predict higher global
temperatures have been missing a key component - sunspot activity? (02/12/08)
Science: Global Warming and Tropical Cyclones - "it is often
assumed that warmer sea surface temperatures provide a more favorable
environment for the development and intensification of tropical cyclones."
However, they note that "cyclone genesis and intensity are also
affected by the vertical thermodynamic properties of the atmosphere,"
and this fact complicates the matter to the extent that, as they describe
it, "the response of tropical cyclone activity to global warming
is widely debated." (02/12/08)
pledges to cut global warming pollution - "We cannot wait to
stop global warming," Obama said. "We cannot wait to fix this
He pledged to put mandatory caps on carbon dioxide emissions from industry.
And he talked about it often enough to imply it was one of his top priorities,
along with getting the U.S. out of Iraq by the end of 2009, extending
health insurance to all Americans, preventing insurance companies from
denying coverage because of pre-existing medical conditions, raising
fuel efficiency standards for all vehicles to 40 m.p.g., fixing up crumbling
schools and improving America's standing in the world by using more
diplomacy to deal with our enemies. (02/12/08)
warming 'may save lives' - Heatwaves: fun for some, deadly for others
The risk of a fatal heatwave in the UK within five years is high, but
overall global warming may mean fewer deaths due to temperature, a report
about polar bear to teach kids about global warming - By Lewis Cowen
- POTTERNE based Flying Pizza Theatre Company is tackling the subject
of global warming with a play about a starving polar bear.
Lucky the Polar Bear, which will be touring schools from March 25 to
April 4, is about a bear who is starving because there is not enough
ice in the Arctic for it to hunt seals.
So Lucky heads to the big city to try to persuade humans to clean up
their act. (02/11/08)
for global warming fanatics - By Lorrie Goldstein - Despite repeated
appeals to reason, decency and common sense, global warming fanatics
continue to disparagingly refer to people who disagree with them as
"global warming deniers" or as part of the "global warming
Their absurd, disgusting and juvenile attempts to suggest anyone who
doesn't bow down before their half-baked ideas, self-righteous prattle
and mindless propaganda is comparable to a Holocaust denier, have gone
on unchallenged for too long.
Enough is enough. It's time those of us who do not believe New York
is going to be wiped out by a seven-metre rise in sea levels caused
by global warming either next Tuesday, or 50 years, or 1,000 years from
now - they'll get back to us on that - struck back with some mocking
terminology of our own.
Ready? Here we go... (02/11/08)
A ranting this idiotic can only come from
the land of nuts and fruits. Our most famous crop now seems to be left-wing
fanatics who continuously express there discontent with our country.
No matter how far left the Democratic Party moves, it's never enough
for these idealistic idiots. These are the kind of idiots our colleges
are graduating these days. The sane are a small minority in California
Clinton and Obama: Failures on War and Global Warming - By Steven
Argue - Today, every national academy of science of the industrialized
world recognizes human caused global warming as a fact. These include
the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the U.S.
National Academy of Sciences who explicitly use the word "consensus"
on the issue.
The problem of global warming is one that will, and is, devastating
the planet's environment, causing mass extinction of species while also
destroying agricultural and habitable land through rising oceans, more
severe hurricanes, droughts, more unpredictable weather, increases in
tropical diseases, year round freezing weather with a potential ice
age in the northern hemisphere combined with higher temperatures closer
to the equator, and the potential of runaway global warming with the
melting of the ocean's methane hydride that could actually cause the
extinction of the human species. After suffering
through the first three sentences, it's obvious that this guy is gone.But
it actually gets even more
absurd... It concludes with this:
Liberation News calls for ending the war and global warming through
becoming better organized; building the mass movement in the streets;
striking with political demands against arms producers and polluters;
hot cargoing war materials on the docks, trains, and trucks as has been
done on a few occasions along the west coast; becoming ungovernable;
and building towards a general strike against the war. Likewise, we
support the right of military personal to refuse orders and resist these
wars. We support students, such as those at UC Santa Cruz who have repeatedly
driven military recruiters off campus. And we call for the nationalization
of the energy industry, building the socialist movement, voting socialist,
and ultimately ending imperialism and environmental destruction through
a socialist revolution holding high the principles of an egalitarian
socialist economy used for human and environmental needs rather than
profit, an economy controlled by the people through full democratic
rights and universal suffrage. Ungovernable?
These people are children and should be treated as such. They want to
throw military recruiters off campuses, the very people who defend their
right to make asses out of themselves. (02/10/08)
tale of global warming leaves us cold - An Arctic Tale - Cert Gen
- WILDLIFE documentary An Arctic Tale has noble intentions. It wants
to let children know that if they nag their parents into changing to
energy-efficient light bulbs and using green cars they might not inherit
a world in which the polar ice caps have melted and we're all huddling
on the last tiny piece of remaining land -- a lesson surely nobody could
Unfortunately, the story used to illustrate this problem -- a mother
polar bear and her two little cubs encountering adversity on their way
to adulthood -- is so twee that the film risks infecting children with
global-warming fatigue before they even reach their teens. (02/10/08)
Does Global Warming Exist In The Real World? - The Athabasca Glacier
in Alberta, Canada, is now melting faster than it is being renewed.
Global Warming? No, at least not the man-made one, because 5,000 years
ago (according to a program on the Science channel about the Rockies),
it didn't exist because it was too warm. It started forming about 4,000
John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel, said: "I am amazed,
appalled and highly offended by it. Global warming, it is a scam."
Now, because many adults are beginning to doubt man's role in global
warming, the "experts" want to show Al Gore's film in the public schools
(as a fact and denying any opposing view) because children are more
That reminds me of what the Nazis did in the 1930s. In the public schools,
they presented proof that the Aryan race was the master race (remember
the films showing the measuring of the facial and cranial areas they
did, thus "scientifically" proving their point?).
Both of these theories are bogus and reek of masculine bovine excrement.
~ Robert Hart, Hitchcock h. (02/10/08)
Northern Hemisphere snow cover: largest anomaly since 1966 - There
have been a number of indications that January 2008 has been an exceptional
month for winter weather in not only North America, but the entire Northern
We"ve had anecdotal evidence of odd weather in the form of wire
reports from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and China where record setting cold
and snow has been felt with intensity not seen for 30-100 years, depending
on the region.
From our remote sensing groups, we have reports of significant negative
anomalies in both the RSS and UAH global satellite data for the lower
troposphere. The there"s NOAA"s announcement that January
2008, was below 20th century averages, plus news that Arctic sea ice
has quickly recovered from the record low extent of Summer 2007. Finally,
there"s the massive La Nina said to be the driver of all this but
may be a harbinger of a more permanent phase shift according to veteran
forecaster Joe Bastardi.
Now to add to this, we have images and reports from NOAA and Rutgers
University of large anomalies of snow cover extent for the northern
hemisphere in January 2008... (02/09/08)
Warming Round Up: Snow, Snow, Snow
GLOBAL warming round-up. Al Goreans look away - it's snow, snow
and cold - brrrr - snow: - Tucked away now - because it is so common
- the news of the global freeze continues to come in, the latest
from Milwaukee in the American mid-west, where residents are rushing
to finish digging out from this week's snowstorm, before the next
batch of snow arrives - expected over the weekend.
So far, the major snowstorm has forced hundreds of schools and businesses
to close and grounding hundreds of flights as snow piled more than
20 inches deep in some areas. Governor Jim Doyle called a state
of emergency late Wednesday, sending National Guard troops to help
about 500 vehicles stuck in a traffic jam behind semitrailer trucks
blocking Interstate 90 south of Madison.
Meanwhile, without so much as a mention of global warming, the BBC
Radio 4 World Tonight programme reported on the growing humanitarian
crisis in Tajikstan which is in the grip of its coldest winter for
five decades. (02/09/08)
Absurdity: While people are starving around
the world, the greenies want us to burn food rather than fuel. And burning
food instead of fuel is worse for the environment. So what is the global
warming alarmist movement really all about? Socialism.
crops may worsen global warming: study - By Philip Stavrou, CTV.ca
News - Converting land for biofuel crops results in major carbon emissions
and actually worsens the problem of global warming instead of mitigating
it, says a new study.
The study by Nature Conservancy, an organization working to protect
ecologically important lands and waters, will be published in Science
magazine later this month. (02/09/08)
warming tale survives its own cheap tricks - By Joanne Weintraub
- How do you take a sane, sensible premise - that global warming, left
unchecked, will harm the planet irreparably - and sensationalize it?
First, hire Alec Baldwin to narrate your special, making sure he uses
the same breathy, slightly sinister tone as Jack Donaghy, his hilariously
unscrupulous TV executive in "30 Rock."
Next, give him some alarming but vague lines, such as, "Scientists
agree we now live in a world warmer by almost 1 degree Celsius,"
minus the information: 1 degree warmer than what?
Finally, fill the screen with cheap effects. It's not enough to warn
people that carbon emissions are fouling the atmosphere, so drive the
point home by swirling evil-looking black clouds through a suburban
More absurdity from the land of fruits and
proposes a global-warming fee on businesses
BAY AREA FIRMS WOULD BE CHARGED BASED ON EMISSIONS - By Paul Rogers
- In the first such program in California, and perhaps the United States,
Bay Area air pollution regulators are proposing to charge an annual
fee to thousands of businesses based on the amount of greenhouse gases
The fee - 4.2 cents per metric ton of carbon dioxide - would affect
everything from oil refineries to power plants, and landfills, factories
and small businesses like restaurants and bakeries.
The largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the Bay Area, the Shell oil
refinery in Martinez, would pay $186,475 a year for its 4.4 million
annual metric tons of emissions. The largest emitter in Santa Clara
County, the Hanson Permanente Cement Plant in Cupertino, would pay $44,507
a year for its 1.05 million tons. (02/09/08)
global warming dance - Gov. Mike Huckabee sent mixed signals this
morning about how he would approach global warming if elected President.
During a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference at the
Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC, the Republican former Arkansas
governor derided the Kyoto Protocol, the 1997 international agreement
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He insisted America should never
surrender its sovereignty to international organizations or compromise
its interests with burdensome agreements or excessive regulation. (02/09/08)
Barton: Keep the lights on - Global warming alarmists need to slow
down, allow more time for science and make sure we retain our quality
It is dogma in Democratic circles that the specter of global warming
is so manifest and terrifying that facts matter less than action, and
the party has begun to insist that Congress must attack carbon dioxide
and save the planet in time for the November election.
Keep in mind that CO2 is not a pollutant. It performs the desirable
work of making life possible by regulating planetary surface temperatures.
And it is everywhere.
I hope that if Congress' global warmists are going to have their anti-carbon
dioxide legislation, they will accommodate some discussion first. Here's
my modest opener:
Electricity must be available and affordable; keep the lights on, please.
must be Global Warming's fault: Colorado snowpack best in a decade
- By Ryan W. McMaken - The weather people
were lecturing us last month on how it was going to be a dry winter.
They have since shut up. March is our wettest month, and we're
already over 150 percent of snowpack in some places.
What's especially intersting is that the Aspen ski resort and
other resorts have begun to circulate posters and flyers suggesting
that global warming with destroy the ski industry within a few
years, and that very soon, it will be raining in January at 10,000
feet above sea level. Right. Sure. Meanwhile the resorts are enjoying
the best snow they've seen in over 10 years:
The state snowpack, an indicator of summer water supplies, is
the best it's been in more than 10 years, and a string of recent
snowstorms has all of southern Colorado more than 150 percent
But drought years seem a distant memory as the Upper Rio Grande
Basin boasts 173 percent of average snowpack, best in the state;
and the South Platte River Basin, the state's lowest watershed
currently, is at 101 percent. (02/08/08)
Study Shows Arctic Cooling Over last 1500 years - New Arctic Study
published in Climate Dynamics, and the work was conducted by Håkan
Grudd of Stockholm University's Department of Physical Geography and
Quaternary Geology - Published online: 30 January 2008.
Excerpt: "The late-twentieth century is not exceptionally warm
in the new Torneträsk record: On decadal-to-century timescales,
periods around AD 750, 1000, 1400, and 1750 were all equally warm, or
warmer. The warmest summers in this new reconstruction occur in a 200-year
period centred on AD 1000. A 'Medieval Warm Period' is supported by
other paleoclimate evidence from northern Fennoscandia, although the
new tree-ring evidence from Tornetraäsk suggests that this period
was much warmer than previously recognised." < > "The
new Torneträsk summer temperature reconstruction shows a trend
of -0.3°C over the last 1,500 years." Paper available here:
& Full Paper (pdf) available here: (02/08/08)
head warns Chicago students about global warming - First visit
to city by sitting head of international body - By Carlos Sadovi
and David Greising | Tribune reporters - United Nations Secretary General
Ban Ki-moon told students at Walter Payton College Prep. High School
on Friday that global warming and climate change are the most important
international issues facing the world today.
Ban was at the school to address students and observe a simulation of
a United Nations debate on climate change and global warming involving
students from more than 20 Chicago public high schools.
Accompanied by Mayor Richard Daley, Ban said he had witnessed the effects
of global warming in Antarctica and was struck by how quickly the ice
cap is melting. (02/08/08)
Canadian Scientists Fear Global Cooling - By Nathan Burchfiel -
Investor's Business Daily is reporting something we haven't seen much
of in the media since the 1970s: concerns about global cooling. You
read that correctly: cooling.
Kenneth Tapping, a researcher at Canada's National Research Council,
wants to look for evidence of increased sunspot activity, according
to IBD. "The lack of increased activity could signal the beginning
of what is known as a Maunder Minimum, an event which occurs every couple
of centuries and can last as long as a century." (02/08/08)
More Global Warming Hyperbole!
warming to blame for Bolivian floods? - ...Foreign Minister David
Choquehuanca told reporters that First Word "maltreatment
of the earth" had sparked the crisis. [...]
Bolivian President Evo Morales has called on developed nations to
pay an ecological debt. The United States and other countries have
rushed aid to flood-ravaged Bolivia. But the asserted role of global
warming in this and other natural disasters seems likely to be debated
for years. I got your "ecological dept"
right here. Why not just say thanks for "rushing ais to flood-ravaged
From the JunkMan
out, America? - By Steven Milloy - The lights may soon go out in
Washington, DC -- and it could happen where you live, too.
"Electric power has already become painfully expensive in Washington
and its suburbs. Now, local utilities, say, it could become something
even worse: scarce," reported the Washington Post this week. Maryland,
for example, may face rolling blackouts as early as 2011 or 2012 on
The core of the problem is that the region's ability to meet its ever-increasing
demand for electricity is being short-circuited by environmental activists
who are doing every thing they can to make it as difficult as possible
to generate and transmit power.
"Environmental groups say the region should try harder to save
energy before it goes out looking for more," the Post reported.
"The cheapest power plant out there is the one you never have to
build," one activist told the Post.
The euphemism the environmentalists use for this strategy is "conservation."
But "rationing" is perhaps the most honest descriptor. (02/07/08)
Up With That?: NOAA/NCDC: Jan08 Colder than 20th century average
- Let us give NOAA credit for making this release:
"The average temperature in January 2008 was 30.5 F. This was -0.3
F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average, the 49th coolest
January in 114 years. The temperature trend for the period of record
(1895 to present) is 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit per decade."
For those that have been harping about my "2nd coldest in 15 years"
headline, it appears that NCDC has that one beat with "the 49th
coolest January in 114 years".
Of course, we've had several prior years where the monthly average dipped
below the 1901-2000 average, so this is nothing of real value, but I
thought it was interesting to point out NCDC's choice of assigning a
rank to the month. (02/07/08)
Patterns Could Mask Effects Of Global Warming In Ocean - ScienceDaily
- Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that natural
variability in the earth's atmosphere could be masking the overall effect
of global warming in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Scientists have previously found that surface temperatures around the
globe have risen over the last 30 years in accord with global warming.
New data, however, shows that heat stored in the North Atlantic Ocean
has a more complex pattern than initially expected, suggesting that
natural changes in the atmosphere also play a role. (02/07/08)
list of how to stop global warming | Saving Planet Earth one furnace
after another - I have had an attitude adjustment regarding global
warming. We beat global cooling 30 years ago by sacrificing aerosol
We can whip this imaginary crisis, too, by changing our lifestyles.
- I drew up my list based on everyone else's lists. Some people call
this lazy. I call it conserving energy and shrinking my carbon footprint.
And from our nutcase neighbor to the North,
politicians who ignore climate science: Suzuki Didn't mean it literally
says scientist's spokesperson - Craig Offman, National Post - David
Suzuki has called for political leaders to be thrown in jail for ignoring
the science behind climate change. [...]
"You have lived your entire lives in a completely unsustainable
period," he told students and fans. "You all think growth
and [climate] change is normal. It's not."
Toward the end of his speech, Dr. Suzuki said that "we can no longer
tolerate what's going on in Ottawa and Edmonton" and then encouraged
attendees to hold politicians to a greater green standard.
"What I would challenge you to do is to put a lot of effort into
trying to see whether there's a legal way of throwing our so-called
leaders into jail because what they're doing is a criminal act,"
said Dr. Suzuki, a former board member of the Canadian Civil Liberties
Association. "It's an intergenerational crime in the face of all
the knowledge and science from over 20 years." (02/07/08)
too early to point finger at global warming - TWO STORM SYSTEMS
IN WEEK DON'T MAKE PATTERN - By Mary Meehan MMEEHAN1@HERALD-LEADER.COM
- When does a fluke become a pattern?
"That's the million-dollar question," said Dan Spaeth, meteorologist
at the National Weather Service Paducah office. "Why is this happening?"
Unfortunately, with Kentucky reeling from the second severe storm system
in a week, Spaeth said there is no easy answer. "Two events in
a week doesn't really make a seasonal-type pattern," he said.
The facts are these: A mass of warm air slammed into an equally massive
block of cold air, and atmospheric chaos ensued.
Meteorologist Angie Lece of the National Weather Service Louisville
office, said there have been unseasonable, severe weather events in
Kentucky during the past several years. But, she said, it's too soon
to say that these storms are part of a systematic, sustained change
on a global scale.
In other words, you can't blame global warming just yet. (02/07/08)
change alarmists washed out - Well, rain everywhere. Flash floods
again hit suburbs across Sydney. Hail and wild winds were predicted.
But the rainfall was the result of storms and we were spared the hail
and the wind.
And have you noticed one outfit that have gone silent? The global warming
Remember the world was going to burn. We were going to fry up and dry
Kevin signed the Kyoto Protocol and that was going to do something about
greenhouse gas emissions. Alan
Jones comments on Sydney's rain VIDEO: (02/07/08)
ice shelf may not have been the victim of global warming - Global
warming may not be entirely to blame for the collapse of an Antarctic
ice shelf in 2002, according to research published today.
The 10,000-year-old Larsen B ice shelf was initially believed to be
a victim of climate change.
But a paper published in the Journal of Glaciology claims the shelf
had been teetering on collapse for decades.
Professor Neil Glasser, of Aberystwyth University, the paper's lead
author, said cracks and fault lines in the ice had significantly weakened
the structure. "Ice shelf collapse is not as simple as we first
thought," he said. Oh really?
Global-warming Science | An Interview of Dr. Arthur Robinson - By
William F. Jasper - Dr. Arthur Robinson is a professor of chemistry
and is cofounder of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, which
was created in 1980 to conduct basic and applied research in subjects
applicable to increasing the quality, quantity, and length of human
life. As part of his work, he edits the newsletter Access to Energy.
Dr. Robinson, in collaboration with other scientists, was one of the
early critics of doomsday global-warming theories. He has authored articles
and created video presentations demonstrating that the hypothesis of
human-caused global warming is wrong, showing that the hypothesis is
not supported by the observable evidence. To come to this conclusion,
Professor Robinson and his colleagues brought together the findings
of hundreds of peer-reviewed studies about all aspects of the global-warming
Kerry Blames Tornados on Global Warming - Former Democratic presidential
nominee blames 'intense storms' that have killed more than 50 on climate
change. - By Jeff Poor, Business & Media Institute - Politicians
using tragedy to advance an agenda has been a tried-and-true strategy.
Paint the idea green and a natural catastrophe became political fodder
for former Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry (Mass.)
Kerry appeared on MSNBC on February 6 to discuss storms that have killed
at least 50 people throughout the Southeastern United States. So, of
course, Kerry used the platform to advance global warming alarmism.
A (welcome) minor outbreak of sanity from
Jujitsu - By John Tierney - Suppose that the pessimistic forecasts
of global warming are accurate. Suppose that the planet's temperature
rises according to the high-end scenario of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change, and that we experience the economic and social
impacts (like hunger, malaria and coastal flooding) projected by the
much-publicized Stern Review sponsored by the British government.
Does that mean our best course of action is to quickly reduce emissions
of greenhouse gases? (02/06/08)
McCain on Alternative Fuels, Global Warming & Nuclear Energy
- Senator McCain's 25-minute speech covers the use of ethanol and electric-
powered vehicles, America's need to get out from under the thumb of
"foreign- oil," environmental dangers such as global warming and the
case for why nuclear energy power generation is a must. Several of McCain's
positions are in stark contrast to those expressed by the current Bush
More global warming religion...literally!
told: Give up carbon for Lent - By Paul Eccleston - Two senior Church
of England Bishops have called on people to give up carbon rather than
chocolate for Lent.
Carbon Fast: An act with impact
They want to drive home the climate change message to churchgoers by
encouraging them to cut their energy use.
The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev James Jones and the Bishop of London,
the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, will make the call before the 40 days of
Lent begins on Wednesday February 6.
Lent is the time when Christians traditionally give up such things as
sweets, chocolate or alcohol in recognition of the 40 days Christ spent
fasting in the desert to prepare for his ministry.
This year they will be asked to think about their own carbon footprint
and follow a few simple steps designed to help cut CO2 emissions. They
* avoiding plastic bags
* giving the dishwasher a day off
* insulating the hot water tank
* checking the house for drafts with a ribbon and buying draught excluders
You don't think global warming is religion?
Fast: An act with impact - By Hazel Southam - Lent starts tomorrow
and I've been casting around for something to give up.
Christians told: Give up carbon for Lent
Chocolate seems a bit predictable. Crisps and gin and tonic might be
better, but harder to achieve. Yet neither seem to have the gravitas
that you'd hope for from an act designed to mirror Christ's 40 days
in the wilderness.
Frankly, who'll care if I'm knocking back less gin? It's hardly an act
So, I was delighted to stumble on the Carbon Fast a 40-day scheme for
Lent being launched by the aid and development agency Tearfund. (02/05/08)
to Do about Climate Change - By Indur Goklany - The state-of-the-art
British-sponsored fasttrack assessment of the global impacts of climate
change, a major input to the much-heralded Stern Review on the Economics
of Climate Change, indicates that through the year 2100, the contribution
of climate change to human health and environmental threats will generally
be overshadowed by factors not related to climate change. Hence, climate
change is unlikely to be the world's most important environmental problem
of the 21st century. (02/05/08)
'Six Degrees' Producer Says Global Warming Catastrophe Not 'Even Likely'
- Author Mark Lynas tells audience the 'Armageddon' scenario featured
in his film probably won't happen. - By Jeff Poor, Business &
Media Institute - It's one thing to portray a doomsday scenario as it
would happen unless drastic action is taken when it comes to global
warming. It's been done over and over.
But Mark Lynas, author of "Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet,"
took a different approach. Lynas, who is actively campaigning for government
"solutions" to combat global warming, presented what he acknowledged
were unlikely scenarios in his book and movie to create a sense of climate
change panic. (02/05/08)
warming: Is the sun to blame? - By Rex Trulove - To me, this is
a no-brainer. ALL of our climate comes from the sun. It warms the earth,
it causes winds and waves, and it makes life on Earth possible.
The downside is that the sun has cycles, just like everything else,
and most of those we aren't even aware of yet. Many may cover such a
long time that we may never know about them. Some of them we do know
We know that sunspots operate on an 11 year cycle, between times of
very high sunspot activity to times of very low sunspot activity. Sunspots
are caused by areas of extremely intense magnetic activity on the surface
of the sun. This is something else we know, and it makes sense, because
every 22 years, the sun's north and south poles switch places. (02/05/08)
Science: Late 20th-Century Thawing of Alaskan Permafrost - The author
"reviews the warming of permafrost in Alaska during the twentieth
century," concentrating on the role played by snow cover, particularly
over the last two decades. (02/05/08)
trading is 'false solution' to global warming - Critics speak
out on international climate change policy in Astoria - By CASSANDRA
The Daily Astorian - If you thought buying a carbon offset to mitigate
your fossil fuel emissions would make the world a better place, think
According to Kevin Smith and Tamra Gilbertson, critics of international
climate change policy who spoke in Astoria Friday, carbon trading is
a false solution to global climate change that actually prolongs the
world's dependence on fossil fuels.
Not only is it bad practice for consumers, they told a group of about
30 people at the Cannery Pier Hotel, it's the wrong way to get polluters
to cut emissions worldwide. (02/04/08)
warming: What's the real truth? - by Paul Krismanits - Here's a
few things most people don't know, because most people like to get their
news from propaganda movies which win Oscars (*achem* "An Inconvenient
Truth"). So here's some facts I bet Al Gore and your science teacher...
Are Green '08 Candidates, and Then There Are Some That Aren't ... at
All - By Tara Lohan, AlterNet. - Which candidates support nuclear
and coal? Who's fighting climate change and supports renewables? Here's
If you're not sure where presidential contenders, Democratic or Republican,
stand on environmental issues -- it's not surprising. There has been
little discussion in the debates. That's because
the idiot environmentalists in the press are the only ones "left"
that still believe in the CO2 Boogeyman! (02/04/08)
shift: political rhetoric distorts reality - Raymond J. Keating
- Many politicians are certain that global warming is a grave threat,
and humanity gets the blame. But what about the scientists?
On the presidential campaign trail, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack
Obama and Republican John McCain stand ready to act against man-made
global warming [...]
After just a little bit of research, I discovered a good deal of scientific
disagreement over global warming, mankind's role and our climate future.
didn't teach... (02/04/08)
the candidates stand: - this week
California emission waiver and global warming (02/04/08)
Chickens "Greener" than Cows
warming - Al Gore received the Nobel Prize for his work on Global
Warming awareness. The Kyoto agreement , which got a follow-up at the
Climate Conference in Bali, initiated a lot of actions including research
projects to better understand the cause and contributing factors to
global warming. Carbon reduction became the magic word and everybody
was told that they should take measures to reduce the production and
release of CO2. The poultry industry is not exempted from this obligation.
Here I am not only referring to poultry growers but also to all links
in the supply chain as well as processing and sales chain. Various non-governmental
organisations (NGOs), no matter whether they deal with environment or
animal welfare, have adopted the opinion that livestock production is
the main cause of global warming.
The farming community, especially the livestock sector, does not receive
much sympathy from city dwellers, when it comes to environmental and
animal welfare issues. The majority of these people still believe that
the old fashioned way of small scale (backyard) farming is better for
the environment, the animals and the farmers. How wrong can they be
and how easy can they be misled by unfounded statements by NGOs.
Unbiased researchers at the Cranfield University in Silsoe , UK, released
a report last year on the impact of various agricultural commodities
on global warming. Their conclusion were very interesting and positive
for the poultry industry.
Not that poultry does not contribute to global warming, but it is the
least contributor of all animal products, and significantly less than
most greenhouse grown fruits and vegetables... (02/04/08)
war on warming - By Tom Harris - ...Ignoring the oxygen atoms and
calling CO2 merely "carbon" makes about as much sense as ignoring
the oxygen in water (H2O) and calling it "hydrogen." That
might be an effective PR tool for anti-hydro power campaigners but most
people would regard such a communications trick as ridiculous. Equating
carbon dioxide to "carbon" is no less flawed.
This is not merely an academic point but is part of how language has
been distorted to bolster concerns about human-caused climate change.
Calling the gas "carbon" encourages people to think of it
as "pollution" or something "dirty," like graphite
or soot. Calling CO2 by its proper name would help people remember that,
regardless of its role in climate change (a point of intense debate
in the climate science community), carbon dioxide is really an invisible
gas essential to plant photosynthesis and so all life... (02/04/08)
Hyperbole | More Warmist Rubbish
there a scientific consensus about global warming? - by Lawrie Williams
- I was a kid when I read the first warning about global warming in
1963, a tiny newspaper item about how extra CO2 would trap heat and
warm the planet. It was an idea so simple that a child could understand
it. 1963? What a crock! (02/04/08)
And speaking of dimwits...
Bear to Be the First Species Protected Against Global Warming -
By Julia Bonelli - ..."All animals are equal, but some animals
are more equal than others," said Kassie Siegel, an attorney with
the non-profit Center for Biological Diversity. "And then there
is the polar bear." (02/04/08)
Media Expose Global Warming Con Job? - By OnTheWeb: Jerry Carlson
- The Chinese word for crisis is a combination of the two ideograms
Wei, which means "danger" and Ji, which means "opportunity."
In the past several months, a new "crisis" has heated up the controversy
over man-made global warming.
A few major-media writers and TV personalities are actually reporting
statements by credible scientists who are challenging the assumption
that carbon dioxide is the primary force causing global warming.
There's a real possibility that big-name journalists will break ranks
and pursue their next Pulitzer Prize by exposing the lack of scientific
consensus on CO2 as a planet-heating pollutant.
That would create a crisis of confidence among the activists, researchers
and global-governance apparatchiks who want a global carbon tax to build
their political and financial power base.
As an agricultural journalist, I find this a fascinating new development
in the climate controversy. I've studied weather and climate for more
than 50 years. In the early 1970s, I wrote a short book, Tomorrow's
Wild Weather, which warned what could happen if there was a long-term
continuation of the cooling trends in the mid-latitudes since the 1930s.
As climatologist Reid Bryson advised me at the time, a cooler climate
in temperate zones would have been serious for world agriculture: Westerly
winds would intensify, making U.S. weather more extreme. Africa's Sahel
desert would expand much farther southward, spreading famine across
northern Africa. The data looked ominous: Average temperature in the
48 U.S. states had fallen by more than six-tenths of a degree Celsius
since 1930. (02/04/08)
in turd stories due to global warming, scientist says - An increase
in the number of turd stories worldwide has been directly linked to
global warming, according to at least one scientist.
Dr. Greg Bootmaker, a climatologist who has spent years studying the
possible relationship between global warming and turd stories, explained
how one affects the other... (02/03/08)
warming spurs claims from both sides - Vic Hummert's slanted global-warming
claim alluded to reporting by 60 Minutes, (hardly the arbiter of objective
reporting) and claims by selective scientists. For every scientist who
adheres to man-made global warming, there is one with an opposite opinion.
In November 2007, Buenos Aires, Argentina, recorded the lowest November
temperature in 90 years. The temperature reached 2.5 C. Since records
began more than a century ago, only two days had colder lows in November
- in 1914 (1.6) and 1917 (2.4).
Ninety years ago, the urban heat island effect was much less pronounced
than nowadays. In Brazil's southernmost province, Rio Grande do Sul,
temperatures fell to 2.3 C. In Sao Joaquim on Nov. 12, the temperature
was -1.2 C with frost. The culprit is a developing La Nina - cooling
of water in the eastern Pacific along the South American coast - that
some climatologists believe could indicate a return to the La Nina situation
that dominated from 1947 to 1977.
El Ninos have been more common since then. Some climatologists believe
they may have caused what the IPCC calls "global warming."
NASA recently indicated the circulation of the Arctic Ocean has changed
from the counterclockwise circulation of the 1990s to the pre-1990 clockwise
circulation, which could result in a cooling trend - just one instance
that takes issue with Al Gore and company.
I can only conclude, based on Gore's and Hummert's claims, that climate
change and global warming took a sharp turn and went around Argentina
and Brazil. ~ Roder Russo, Youngsville (02/03/08)
LAT Endorses McCain: Weak on Fences, Strong on Global Warming -
By Mark Finkelstein - The LA Times has endorsed John McCain in the GOP
primary, and at least two of its reasons for doing so should give conservatives
pause: the liberal paper likes McCain because he's weak on border fences
and strong on global warming... (02/02/08)
Iowa conservationist is cool to global warming theories -
By Marc HANSEN - Ptolemy, the zany Greek who said the Earth was
the center of the universe, had them fooled for 1,500 years. Then
Copernicus came along and said hold on a minute.
I doubt the politicians were handing out anti-Ptolemy literature
back then - the church wouldn't allow it - but sometimes the scientific
consensus does turn out to be wrong.
That's why I refuse to ridicule the five Iowa legislators who
were touting a book last week that said human activity has nothing
to do with global warming.
The book is "Unstoppable Global Warming - Every 1,500 Years."
The authors are Dennis T. Avery, a senior fellow at the Hudson
Institute, and S. Fred Singer, a climate physicist and professor
emeritus at the University of Virginia.
Avery and Singer believe we're in a natural, 1,500-year climate
cycle. Trying to prevent further warming is futile and expensive.
Trying to adapt is the way to go.
What if they're right? What if climate change mania turns out
to be the new Y2K? Does the Academy take back Al Gore's Oscar?
What if, like Copernicus, the Statehouse skeptics have stumbled
upon the truth? What if they actually know what they're talking
the US confront global warming without adding more nuclear power?
Yes - By Bill
Clandillon - Of course it can! The whole title begs several clarifications,
from is global warming happening, through to does nuclear power
reduce it, as well as is giving a hint that nuclear power is not
perceived as desirable. Yes, the atmosphere is warming, but man's
influence is difficult to quantify.
I believe that it is in the interest of the US to act to reduce
greenhouse gas production for a number of reasons, regardless
of the veracity of the global warming argument. Nuclear power
is generally regarded as a less warming substitute for other energy
sources, but why not act to encourage energy saving as the most
effective alternative. Global warming is simply one of many challenges
that we face, and is one we must rise to in a flexible manner
without pinning our hopes on any single panacea.
For whatever reason, global warming is a "flavor of the month"
right now. Proving man's culpability is however tenuous. 300 years
ago, the explorer Captain George Vancouver found what is now called
Glacier Bay (Alaska), choked with ice in 1794. John Muir found
the same bay 85 years later, but that the ice had retreated almost
all the way up the bay. By 1916 the ice was nearly 65 miles from
Glacier Bay's mouth... (02/02/08)
No - By Louis
B. - The focus on energy dependency as being a priority of the
U.S. is being used as a Political global war in a effort for world
He who controls the energy, controls your life.
So we don't need to be told how to use energy, just be provided
with alternate sources..
Nuclear power is less than 2% efficient, and is environmentally
damaging period, it makes us vulnerable, and creates a hazard
with the potential to kill millions.
Nuclear power should be avoided at all cost!
New companies are Laying the ground work for further study, and
research development. They have been, and are making alternate
fuels available today.
This is why the Government is rushing in to impose higher taxes
on you as we speak. This will only lead to more hatred toward
America, and the average Americans will suffer, paying the bill
wile the United nations take control. Don't let them fool you,
they want you to let them pass these laws so the can make amendments
and change the to fit there needs over time... (02/02/08)
Republic Editor: McCain Could Be 'Nixon-to-China' on Global Warming
- Liberal magazine's Foer says stance on climate has 'virtues', but
he must cope with conservative 'lunatics' in base. - By Jeff Poor, Business
& Media Institute - Sen. John McCain just got an endorsement he
probably wasn't expecting. - The New Republic's editor, Franklin Foer,
wasn't all that glum about the possibility of John McCain defeating
Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. Foer
told an audience at the Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington,
D.C. on February 1 that he thought McCain had the best track record
on global warming and a McCain presidency could offer some interesting
"[I] think that McCain has certain political virtues that other
Republicans don't, which is that he actually has kind of a record of
being, of being conciliatory - that there's actually - I mean, I don't
what it means for the electoral future of the Democratic Party, but
there are the possibilities for doing some interesting things with McCain
as a leader, and I'm mostly thinking about global warming - where McCain
has the best track record on energy and environment on the Republican
side in the Senate," Foer concluded. "So, I think you have
some really good possibility for a Nixon-to-China type solution to climate
change if he decides that that's going to be the thing he is going to
use to build a bridge."
Foer was promoting his book, "Election 2008: A Voter's Guide."
He told the audience he couldn't imagine the consequences of "a
McCain presidency with Democrats in a ticked-off minority." But
he said McCain's biggest challenge as president would be taking on his
own party. No shit! (02/02/08)
attacks climate policy - By Rosslyn Beeby - The Rudd Government's
climate change policy has already been overtaken by new science and
will impose a "death sentence" on Australia unless urgently
updated, say the authors of a new report.
Former Victorian government adviser Phillip Sutton and David Spratt,
founder of climate change group CarbonEquity, say the Government's policy
lacks scientific depth and has been cobbled together from reports now
surpassed by new data on the rate and scale of global warming.
In a hard-hitting report for Friends of the Earth Australia, they claim
the Government's commitment to reduce greenhouse emissions by 60 per
cent by 2050 locks Australia into supporting a dangerous 3 degree rise
in global temperature and is based on a United Nations report 12 years
out of date... (02/02/08)
Warming Threatens Super Bowl Teams! - By John Tierney - Okay, maybe
I've been skeptical about some of the alarms over global warming. Mea
culpa, mea culpa. Now I'm truly frightened.
It turns out that global warming poses a dire threat to 14 football
teams, including the two playing in the Super Bowl. Environment America,
a federation of environmental groups, issued an "analysis"
this week, complete with a fact sheet of weather statistics, warning
that a warming trend in Northern cities like New York and Boston is
eroding the traditional advantage enjoyed by their teams when playing
at home in cold weather.
"As if we needed another reason to tackle global warming, now even
football could be affected," said Nathan Willcox, who was identified
as the energy and clean air advocate of Environment America. "Congress
must get serious about global warming before rising temperatures fumble
away cold weather teams' home field advantage."
Even football? Say it ain't so! (02/02/08)
Media Expose Global Warming Con Job? - By Jerry Carlson - In the
past several months, a new "crisis" has heated up the controversy
over man-made global warming.
A few major-media writers and TV personalities are actually reporting
statements by credible scientists who are challenging the assumption
that carbon dioxide is the primary force causing global warming.
There's a real possibility that big-name journalists will break ranks
and pursue their next Pulitzer Prize by exposing the lack of scientific
consensus on CO2 as a planet-heating pollutant. (02/01/08)
dangers of politicizing the issue of global warming - By Joseph
Ben-Ami - The French have a saying: Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme
chose the more things change, the more they remain the same.
Ever since their emergence as a political force a little more than two
centuries ago, fear-mongering and character assassination have been
the tactics of choice of left-wing ideologues when neither the facts,
nor common sense, support their arguments or political agenda. The raging
debate over climate change, and the tactics being employed, is a good
illustration of this. Confronted with the fact-based criticism of an
increasing number of scientists who say that cyclical climate change
is as natural as the sunrise and sunset - and not due to human activity
- the left reverts to type, substituting ugly invective for civil debate.
The latest example of this proclivity is their accusation that scientists
who point out that the evidence does not support the claim that climate
change is man-made are "climate change deniers" (something
that they manifestly are not), apparently on par with Holocaust deniers.
Their aim, led by the likes of Al Gore in the United States and David
Suzuki in Canada, is not the acquisition of knowledge in pursuit of
sound policy, but rather, the acquisition of political power in pursuit
of their radical agenda. What they are doing is bad enough because it's
exactly the opposite of what scientific inquiry should be, but it's
especially repugnant inasmuch as they seek to usurp the horror of the
Holocaust to score cheap, partisan political points. Nobody should be
surprised by this though name-calling is exactly the sort of thing that
the left does whenever its orthodoxy is challenged... (02/01/08)
words on Global Warming - By Ari Kaufman - It was one of the COLDEST
Decembers on record here in Indiana and most of the Midwest. This was
also the case in December and January across the Great Plains and the
South. It snowed in Florida, and was consistently below average in Southern
California. Check the mid 50s temps in San Diego, Los Angeles and even
Phoenix if you don't recall. Or turn on the Super Bowl in Arizona Sunday
evening to see temps that won't hit 60.
Because of the folks who bring this Global Warming up now in 2008, of
all times, for clear political agendas, I have taken time to study this,
but it's really simple. And like al-Gore, I will do so without the qualifications
to opine, thus my word is equal to his...though I do lack the 30,000
square foot mansions and private jets. My apartment is 400 square feet
and I drive a Nissan Sentra... (02/01/08)
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