Global Warming Hype
February 2008 Archives
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 of warming.
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
World Temperatures according to the Hadley
Center for Climate Prediction. Note the steep drop over the last
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
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
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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