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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ball: How UN structures were designed to prove human CO2 was causing global warming

Dr. Tim Ball via Canada Free Press:

In previous related articles (Environmental Extremism and Historical and philosophical context of the climate change debate. and How the world was misled about global warming and now climate change) we examined how environmentalism and particularly climate was hijacked to achieve the political goals of Maurice Strong, primarily to cause the demise of industrialized nations. We saw how he established the political vehicle the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the scientific vehicle, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for his purpose. He brought them together at the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992.

The fruits of his efforts and the policies they engendered are now emerging and are hurting the poor and middle-income people of all countries, with rising food and energy costs. They’re hurting the people they were ostensibly designed to help...

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

From the news ticker...

Russia signals it will not accept binding emission cuts as part of post-2012 deal

According to Reuters' reports, Vsevolod Gavrilov, the official in charge of delivering Russia's obligations under the Kyoto agreement, said that the country had no plans to cap the use of fossil fuels.

"Energy must not be a barrier to our comfort. Our emerging middle class... demands lots of energy and it is our job to ensure comfortable supply," he told Reuters. "We do not plan to limit the use of fuel for our industries. We do not think this would be right."
Hurricane scientist silenced over global warming views
A pioneering expert on hurricane forecasting says he may soon lose funding due to his skepticism about man-made global warming, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle.

Dr. William Gray, who once said that pro-global warming scientists are "brainwashing our children," claims that Colorado State University will no longer promote his yearly North Atlantic hurricane forecasts due to his controversial views.

Gray complained in a memo to the head of Colorado State’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences that "this is obviously a flimsy excuse and seems to me to be a cover for the Department's capitulation to the desires of some (in their own interest) who want to reign [sic] in my global warming and global warming-hurricane criticisms," the Chronicle reports.
Survey: Readers believe global warming still a theory
A majority of readers are not convinced that enough evidence exists to support claims that the earth's temperature is rising and dramatic impacts will follow.
Al Gore is still profiting from his efforts to fight global warming:
Another $1 Million for Gore [Iain Murray]

Al Gore has just won the Dan David Prize for "social responsibility." That's another $1 million that I presume Gore will use to push his message further, so presumably winning him more awards.
Meanwhile, the alarmists at the UN are cranking up the rhetoric:
The world's poorest and most vulnerable children are being hit hardest by climate change, according to UNICEF.
Of course, we know who's to blame:
Millions of the world's poorest children are among the principal victims of climate change caused by the rich developed world, a United Nations report said on Tuesday, calling for urgent action.

"It is clear that a failure to address climate change is a failure to protect children," said UNICEF UK director David Bull. "Those who have contributed least to climate change -- the world's poorest children -- are suffering the most."
Sydney's poor, elderly hit hardest by climate change
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Climate change will hurt Sydney's poor and elderly the most, as many live in low-lying coastal areas vulnerable to rising sea levels and cannot afford technologies that protect them from life-threatening heatwaves.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Snowstorm closes Trans-Canada Highway

Bring on some global warming... soon!

A stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway in southeastern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario was reopened Sunday, a day after poor visibility and treacherous driving conditions forced police to shut it down.

The highway was closed for about 24 hours from Falcon Lake, Man., to Thunder Bay, Ont., as a snowstorm hammered the area, bringing high winds and up to 20 centimetres of snow.
via CBC

Global Warming debunked - by kids

World Net Daily has announced the winners of their 'The Sky's Not Falling' video-essay contest. The contest was launched early in 2008 and was designed to highlight the absurdities, untruths and downright lies that children are being taught daily about "climate change" in public school.

Here are some simple truths from the contest winners. Dan Nagasaki wrote in his essay "Global Warming Basics for Beginners".

The earth has had huge climate shifts with extreme warmth and extreme cold (remember reading about the ice age?) long before man could have possibly had any impact on the earth's climate. If man didn't exist on earth, these great climate shifts would still occur.
Essay contest winner Russel Young wrote "Al Gore Causes Global Warming in School Aged Brains":
If Al Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth," is suitable for teaching about climatology, then Alfred Hitchcock's film the "The Birds," is a good candidate for teaching ornithology.
Here's the 2nd place winner from the video contest...

Students are constantly being indoctrinated with global warming propaganda in schools. It's good to see this being countered. I just wish a contest like this could take place in all of our schools.

The One Degree War on Climate Change

Mark Steyn on last week's issue of Time Magazine:

For the last ten years, we have, in fact, been not warming but slightly cooling, which is why the eco-warriors have adopted the all-purpose bogeyman of “climate change.” But let’s take it that the editors of Time are referring not to the century we live in but the previous one, when there was a measurable rise of temperature of approximately one degree. That’s the “war”: one degree.

If the tree-raising is Iwo Jima, a one-degree increase isn’t exactly Pearl Harbor. But General Stengel wants us to engage in preemptive war. The editors of Time would be the first to deplore such saber-rattling applied to, say, Iran’s nuclear program, but it has become the habit of progressive opinion to appropriate the language of war for everything but actual war.
RTWT at National Review

Thursday, April 24, 2008

IBD: Prepare for the big chill.

From Investors Business Daily, a former NASA astronaut says the same solar phenomenon that doomed Napoleon's army may soon stop Al Gore's march to glory - cold.

Napoleon's retreat from Moscow is a legendary military disaster. While historians and military buffs note the toll the Russian winter took on La Grande Armee, few if any appreciate the role solar activity, or the lack of it, played in one of the great military reversals in history.

Geophysicist Phil Chapman, the first Australian to become a NASA astronaut, and who served as mission specialist on the Apollo 14 lunar mission, writes in the Down Under newspaper the Australian that "the rout of Napoleon's Grand Army from Moscow was at least partly due to the lack of sunspots."

This is more than a historical footnote. The same pattern of solar activity that doomed Napoleon is occurring as we speak.

The sun goes through a series of 11-year cycles in which sunspots fluctuate in both number and intensity, greatly influencing Earth's climate and weather. The end of each cycle is called a solar minimum, where sunspot activity is at a low point. Activity usually picks up after that as each new cycle begins.

As Chapman notes, the most recent minimum occurred in March 2007. Sunspot activity should have increased shortly after that but sunspot activity has remained at a virtual standstill.
The recent cooling of the Earth's climate is a direct result of this reduction in solar activity, even though carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise.
This has been a winter of record cold and record snowfalls. The four major agencies tracking Earth's temperature, including NASA's Goddard Institute, report the earth cooled 0.7C in 2007, the fastest decline in the age of instrumentation, putting us back to where the Earth was in 1930.

It snowed in Baghdad for the first time in centuries, and Chapman says "the extent of Antarctic sea ice . . . was the greatest on record since James Cook discovered the place in 1770."

So far this year, SOHO has detected just three sunspots, including number 992, which appeared on Monday. One was found in January and lasted only two days. Another appeared earlier this month but vanished within 24 hours. There should be more, many more. At its peak, the sun should look like a teenager's face before the prom.

Kenneth Tapping, a solar researcher and project director for Canada's National Research Council, oversees the operation of a 60-year-old radio telescope that he calls a "stethoscope for the sun."

Tapping reports no change in the sun's magnetic field so far this cycle and warns that if the sun remains quiet for another year or two, it may indicate another repeat of that period of drastic cooling of the Earth, bringing massive snowfall and severe weather to the Northern Hemisphere.

Chapman says the temperate climate we now enjoy is the exception, not the rule. We are currently in an interglacial period, the Holocene. "Under normal conditions," he says, "most of North America and Europe (is) buried under about 1.5 kilometers of ice."

Monday, April 21, 2008

Ball: how climate science became so politicized

From an article titled, How the world was misled about global warming and now climate change published today by Canada Free Press:

"Once you realize humans are not causing global warming and/or climate change, then you need an explanation for how and why so many people appear to think they are."
Dr. Tim Ball explains. Thoroughly.

See also: Part 1. Environmental Extremism and Part 2. Historical and philosophical context of the climate change debate.

It's hard to protest global warming when...

the weather doesn't cooperate:

So much for global warming. Earth Day festivities went ahead despite the blast of frigid weather yesterday.

Vendors and presenters from various eco-friendly groups, including Bullfrog Power, CO2 Reduction Edmonton and the local solar energy society, crammed into a lone tent in Hawrelak Park after a blizzard forced them to abandon their original locations.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

IPCC Challenged on Global Warming Position

A group of scientists have challenged the IPCC to admit that there is no evidence that human activity drives climate change. Specifically, they sent a letter this month to the Chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change asking those associated with the panel to:
retract support from the current IPCC position and admit that there is no observational evidence in measured data going back 22,000 years or even millions of years that CO2 levels (whether from man or nature) have driven or are driving world temperatures or climate change.
And they issue this challenge: "If you believe there is evidence of the CO2 driver theory in the available data please present a graph of it."
It might be a long wait for the IPCC to produce such a graph, so...
The scientists assembled a graph based on actual measurements and did not find evidence that CO2 was the main driving force behind temperature. In fact, temperature increases and decreases, showing little interest in CO2 level.

The full story is at Men's News Daily.

Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don't Want You to Know About - Because They Helped Cause Them

April 20, 2008 -- Tuesday is Earth Day, the calendar's High Holy Day of Green theology. With each passing year, environmentalism more clearly assumes the trappings of a secular religion. Now, along comes Iain Murray to assert that the Green God is dead.

Murray's new book, "The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don't Want You to Know About - Because They Helped Cause Them," clarifies the difference between caring for the environment - a reasonable and virtuous belief that people rightly harbor - and the modern-day movement known as environmentalism.

The latter, Murray notes, has amassed a shameful legacy over a half century that has killed millions of people and consigned billions of others to backbreaking poverty. "Environmentalism deserves to be as discredited as Marxism," Murray argues. His book does a superb job of doing just that.
Via Max Schulz at the NY Post.

Can a tree rewrite climate history?

A tip of the hat to Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters for this story:

The world's oldest tree has been found in Sweden, a tenacious spruce that first took root just after the end of the last ice age, more than 9,500 years ago.

The tree has rewritten the history of the climate in the region, revealing that it was much warmer at that time and the ice had disappeared earlier than thought.
Shucks, just when we thought we had reached a consensus on climate change, now this darned 10 millenial spruce tree changes everything!

And it's not the only one. Prof Leif Kullman at Umeå University found a cluster of around 20 spruces that are over 8,000 years old!
It had been thought that this region was still in the grip of the ice age but the tree shows it was much warmer, even than today, he says.

“Spruces are the species that can best give us insight about climate change,” he says.

The summers 9,500 years ago were warmer than today, though there has been a rapid recent rise as a result of climate change that means modern climate is rapidly catching up.
All those humans who emigrated into the area following the last ice age must have had a lot of carbon spewing SUV's!

Bob Carter

Professor Bob Carter from James Cook University in Queensland, NZ talks to Nzone Tonight's Allan Lee about how ordinary people can try and find out the truth about Climate Change and global warming. (Nzone Tonight is broadcast on Shine TV, Sky Digital NZ Channel 111, 6.30 and 9.30 weeknights)

Gore: we must act immediately

Sent to me by a friend. Click for larger image.

Record cold in Canadian west: BC, snowfall in Nanaimo, spring storm wreaks havoc in Edmonton, Calgary nears snowfall record, 3rd day of snow for Southern Alberta.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ross: Carbon Offset Market bogus from day one

Just another UN scam:

In short, the very authors of the original UN climate report that justified the carbon market were themselves poised to profit from that market. And, now, the UN does business directly with firms like Ecosecurities and SGS, enriching the authors of the original report!
Better read the whole thing.

Gunter: Biofuel disaster

Lorne Gunter spells it out...

It turns out the production of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel is likely to cause far more environmental damage than it prevents, not to mention triggering widespread famine and eating up more rainforest and grassland than beef production ever could.

The production and consumption of biofuels releases far more carbon emissions than are prevented when ordinary gasoline and diesel are burned without first being mixed with corn or sugar cane derivatives.

Even the world’s first tentative steps towards increasing biofuel production has caused a doubling of annual deforestation rates in the Amazon.

According to Wetlands International, Indonesia has razed so much wilderness to grow palm oil trees for biodiesel that it has moved from the world’s 21st-biggest greenhouse gas emitter to third in just the past three years. Only China and the United States — in that order — generate more carbon emissions.
h/t: Jack

Will Gore ask ex-boss's wife to end her campaign?

But the real question is: will Hillary pay any attention to the dynamic duo of the High Priest of the Church of Global Warming and the lamest of all former Prez's, Dhimmi Carter?

Jimmy Carter and Al Gore are planning to call for Hillary Clinton to end her presidential run, according to an article published Sunday in a Scottish newspaper.

“They’re in discussions,” a source close to Carter reportedly told the newspaper. “Carter has been talking to Gore. They will act, possibly together, or in sequence.”

According to the report, the two party elders will either meet with Clinton privately to urge that she withdraw her candidacy or they will publicly endorse Obama in the hopes that more superdelegates will follow suit.
Via Fox News.

Gore challenged in San Fran

It's hard to believe that this story comes from the left coast, but here's a reader comment posted at that tells an inconvenient story of some people in the audience of an Al Gore speech in San Francisco who actually disagreed with, challenged and heckled the Goracle. Oh, the blasphemy!

Read I was there today for Gore's speech at RSA.

After 15 minutes into the meat of his speech, Gore exclaimed that "the Arctic ice cap will be completely melted within 5 years". You could hear some gasps in the crowd. Not sure what others thought, but I thought it was without merit. So now it gets good. About a minute later, a brave young woman in her early twenties near the front row begins to tell Gore that he is wrong. He trys to laugh it off. She stays standing and continues to yell at him. Before her interruption many people began to leave early. I think the 5 year melting of the arctic was too much.
More here.
After talking for about 20 minutes, the first of three hecklers stood. A young woman started challenging Gore to admit he wanted to depopulate the Earth. She stood, taunting for about a minute before several security guards arrived to escort her out. As she was removed, a young man and a young woman toward the back stood up and began singing loudly. They, too, were removed. Then, after several minutes of silence from the audience, a middle-aged man stood up and started yelling that Gore was lying to the audience. He got the boot, as well.
I guess this is why Gore won't allow the press in to his speeches.

h.t: Tom Nelson

Saturday, April 12, 2008

UN and World Bank plan 'significant flow' of financial resources to combat climate change

If you ever had any doubt about what Kyoto is really all about, just consider these statements by the UN's Yvo de Boer who is planning a successor to the current Kyoto Accord:

"We are not going to see that major developing country engagement unless significant financial resources and technology flows begin to be mobilized," Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said in a media briefing.

De Boer and Katherine Sierra, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development, said they were studying a long list of financing schemes and proposals and were hopeful of meeting an end-2009 deadline.

"The overriding concern of developing countries is economic growth and poverty eradication and you cannot expect developing countries to engage on the question of climate change and harm those overriding objectives," De Boer said.
Yet, they expect western nations to bankrupt their economies in an act of "Kyotocide".
World Bank President Robert Zoellick said in a speech on Thursday that "addressing climate change won't work if it is simply seen as a rich man's club."
Translation: they want to transfer vast amounts of wealth from successful (capitalist) western nations to poor "developing" third world socialist paradises. Not to worry. Afterwards, there won't be any nations remaining in the so-called "rich man's club".
But developing countries want firm commitments of aid to meet the new targets that will eventually be set out.

The international carbon market is one source of funding but it is not enough, said De Boer who said he was very interested in a German proposal to auction emission rights and use the proceeds for international aid.

"That is a very interesting way of mobilizing new financial resources that are not related to official development assistance," he said.

The World Bank is developing a new strategy on climate change that includes embedding climate change into its existing programs to help countries boost their economies and combat poverty, said Sierra.
As it was once so aptly said, "Kyoto is essentially a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations".

Sun’s shift could mean global chill

This report by John Stark appeared in the Bellingham (WA) Herald:

Fluctuations in solar radiation could mean colder weather in the decades ahead, despite all the talk about global warming, retired Western Washington University geologist Don Easterbrook said Tuesday.

Easterbrook is convinced that the threat of global warming from mankind’s carbon dioxide pollution is overblown.


“Despite all you hear about the debate being over, the debate is just starting,” Easterbrook said.

Easterbrook doesn’t deny that the Earth’s climate has been warming slowly since about 1980. But he argued that this warming trend fits a longstanding pattern of warming and cooling cycles that last roughly 30 years. Sunspot activity and other solar changes appear to explain the 30-year cycles, he said.

If that pattern persists, the earth could now be close to the next 30-year cooling cycle, Easterbrook said.

Horn: Love that dirty water (vapour)

Should water be designated the next great pollutant? Well, if CO2 is a pollutant, then why not water, asks meteorologist Art Horn:

Things are really getting strange out there. Here's how it all started. Last year the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant. This was an amazingly stupid ruling. In doing so they gave the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) the legal power to control it's emission into the atmosphere from cars, trucks and you name it probably lawn mowers, charcoal grills and cigarettes.

Now the Attorney General of the State of Connecticut Richard Blumenthal is suing the EPA to make them regulate the emission of carbon dioxide from Connecticut vehicles. Actually it's Connecticut and about 17 other states that are doing this, of course the movement started in Massachusetts where Michael Dukakis learned that dirty water can lose you a presidential election a few years back.

The crazy part of all of this is that the Supreme Court made such a terrible ruling about CO2 in the first place. Carbon dioxide is NOT A POLLUTANT! Al Gore will tell you it is but he got a D and a C in the only intro science classes he took at Harvard so he is hardly the one to listen to. Besides he has a company in England, Generation Investment Management that makes money by scaring people about global warming. By the way do you know what a nursery will do to increase plant growth in their green houses? They pump it full of carbon dioxide, three times the levels that exist in the atmosphere. How can something that makes things grow be "a dangerous pollutant". The answer is it can't!

Carbon dioxide is essential for life on our planet. Carbon dioxide gives and makes life possible. If carbon dioxide levels drop below 200 parts per million things stop growing. Carbon dioxide is plant food not poison, unbelievable. So something that makes life possible on our planet is now pollution apparently because it comes out of an exhaust of a car or some other motor that burns fossil fuels.

Well guess what else comes out of the exhaust of a car, yup water vapor. Oh it's not very much, just a small amount but it's still there. So what are we to do, I know lets call that pollution too! After all it makes things grow just like carbon dioxide. It's at the root of all life on Earth just like carbon dioxide so what the hell let's get water on the pollution list as well. We can regulate water with government laws made by attorney "generals" that circumvent the legislature with lawsuits so they can make their own laws. This is how much sense the Supreme Courts ruling makes. If you’re going to call carbon dioxide pollution apparently you must add water vapor to the list as well if not now then somewhere in the future.

This is the twisted logic the Supreme Court of the United States has given us. We are dealing with a brave new world of global warming hysteria that defies historical common sense. Is this what they warned us about when the stories years ago talked about the dumbing down of America? Love that dirty water. Remember the song from the 60s? It was written about the Charles River in Massachusetts where it all began.
Horn raises some valid questions. Besides water vapour is a greenhouse gas and it's thousands of times more plentiful than carbon dioxide - so why not declare it as a pollutant?

His article is available here in PDF.

More on Al Gore's company Generation Investment Management.

h/t: Icecap

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Global Warming Bullies

CNN's Glenn Beck weighs in with NewsBusters associate editor Noel Sheppard on the bullying of BBC environment reporter Roger Harrabin by environmental activist Jo Abess and how Harrabin caved in and changed the meaning of his original story.

via Newsbusted.


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

OHRC drops complaint against MacLeans

(Bumped to top - see the Update below).

The Ontario Human Rights Commission today made the right decision:

TORONTO, April 9 /CNW/ - The Ontario Human Rights Commission has decided not to proceed with complaints filed against Maclean's magazine related to its publication of an article "The future belongs to Islam."
It's the right decision, but obviously the OHRC commissioners were not very happy about it. Author of the book America Alone, from the which the MacLean's article was an excerpt, Mark Steyn explains:
Of course, being apparatchiks of the pseudo-"human rights" establishment, they couldn't leave it at that. So they added the following:
While freedom of expression must be recognized as a cornerstone of a functioning democracy, the Commission strongly condemns the Islamophobic portrayal of Muslims, Arabs, South Asians and indeed any racialized community in the media, such as the Maclean’s article and others like them, as being inconsistent with the values enshrined in our human rights codes. Media has a responsibility to engage in fair and unbiased journalism.
So in effect the Ontario "Human Rights" Commission, the world leaders in labiaplasty jurisprudence, have decided that, even though they don't have the guts to hear the case, they might as well find us guilty. Ingenious!
The OHRC has been forced to admit that it would be overstepping it's bounds in cases like this. In it's own words:
However, the Ontario Human Rights Code does not give the Commission the jurisdiction to deal with the content of magazine articles through its complaint process.
It's good to see the powers of the OHRC reigned in a bit. It's a start.

Update: Oops, just when it looked like free speech was making a comeback, we get news that infamous former CHRC employee and anti free-speecher Richard Warman has filed a defamation lawsuit against Ezra Levant, bloggers Kate McMillen, Kathy Shaidle and others including the conservative chat site Free Dominion, the National Post and it's publisher Jonathan Kay.

Be sure to read Michelle Malkin's post The Canadian conservative blogosphere under attack. And visit each of the above websites where you can make a donation to help them defend themselves.

Where's global warming gone? Climate alarmists worried

A couple of days ago, I quoted Lord Monckton who wrote that Al Gore and company were in panic mode about this year's this decade's lack of global warming.

Now comes this:

Marc Morano, a spokesperson from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee minority staff, says the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is scaling back on its previous dire predictions of catastrophic climate change.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) says that with each successive report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), there is less cause for alarm than previously thought. Morano points out that in the recent 2007 report, man's alleged impact on "global warming" was scaled back by 25 percent while ocean-level rise was also reduced.

According to Morano, this is the 13th year that rapid warming has been predicted and advertised in the media by Al Gore and the U.N., but it has failed to occur. "So at some point, they're getting worried -- and now you have record winter in the Northern Hemisphere and record winter in the Southern Hemisphere, [as well as] global cooling to the extent from 2007 to 2008 that was rather significant and surprised a lot of scientists," Morano contends.

He also says the U.N. is realizing and acknowledging that there is continually less cause for alarm on the subject.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Correction Demanded: BBC article "Global temperatures 'to decrease'"

Update: Welcome to readers of small dead animals, and thanks Kate for the link.

Jennifer Marohasy reveals a fascinating trail of emails between environmental activist Jo Abbess and BBC Environment reporter Roger Harrabin, which eventually led to the BBC changing their original story Global temperatures 'to decrease':

In particular instead of reporting the story as received from the World Meteorological Organisation, the BBC modified the story as demanded by the activist who was concerned that in its original form it supported 'the skeptics' correct observation that there has been no warming since 1998.


And according to Paul Biggs who blogged on the changed BBC story here, the BBC headline has actually been changed three times and at one stage was: Global warming 'dips this year'.
At the time of this post, the BBC headline has been changed back to the original "Global temperatures 'to decrease'".

What is troubling is the BBC's willingness to alter the headline and thrust of an accurate story simply because they were challenged by a global warming alarmist upset that it contained a reference to the "skeptics" position.

So much for a free, independent and impartial press.

Update: Marc Sheppard gives a blow by blow report of the changes made to the BBC article. It isn't pretty.
While the original's opened the door to reasoned debate, the opening paragraphs of the latest rendition purposely slam that door shut.
And that, after all was the goal, wasn't it?

More: Global Warming Bullies - with video

Monday, April 7, 2008

Monckton: Gore is in 'panic' mode

"The alarmists are alarmed, the panic mongers are panicking, the scare mongers are scared; the Gores are gored. Why? Because global warming stopped ten years ago; it hasn't got warmer since 1998," he points out. "And in fact in the last seven years, there has been a downturn in global temperatures equivalent on average to about [or] very close to one degree Fahrenheit per decade. We're actually in a period ... of global cooling."

Monckton contends Gore is now "panicking" because he has staked his reputation as a former American VP on "telling the world that we're all doomed unless we shut down 90 percent of the Western economies." He also contends that Gore is the largest "global-warming profiteer."

Gore's group The Alliance for Climate Protection is currently launching a new $300 million ad campaign that demands reforms in environmental law to help reduce the supposed "climate crisis." But Monckton points out that in the U.K., Gore is not allowed to speak in public about his "green investment company" because to do so would violate racketeering laws by "peddling a false prospectus." He says that fact came about after a British high court found Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth, riddled with errors.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Goracle preaches to the faithful in Montreal

The Church of Global Warming yesterday enlightened about 250 "enviro-disciples" to "go forth and spread the bad news about climate change".

On the second day of his weekend visit to Montreal, climate-change prophet Al Gore said: Let there be enthusiasm; and there was enthusiasm.

And Gore saw the enthusiasm in the eyes of the 250 Quebec and Canadian climate-change disciples he had come to train and he said: Let there also be enlightenment; and there was enlightenment.

The enlightenment took the form of intensive training sessions that Gore held yesterday at the downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel in Complexe Desjardins for 250 Quebec and other Canadian disciples of his crusade against global warming.
Do we need any more proof that global warming alarmism has become a pseudo-religion? If you should be lucky enough to encounter any of these self-described "secular missionaries" of the Church of Global Warming, you might find it interesting to see how they react when presented with some straight-up facts.

Somehow, I suspect they won't be interested.

Anthropogenic Global Warming Hoax Heats Up

Here's an excellent article by Tim Wood:

It’s worth reviewing why no reasonable person subscribes to the idea that human related carbon dioxide is causing catastrophic global warming. Some basic points

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Climate models: garbage in, gospel out

From Investors Business Daily:

Global warming? Don't worry about it. It's over. No longer does Al Gore have to fly around the world in private jets emitting greenhouse gases to save the world from — greenhouse gases.

The United Nations World Meteorological Organization is reporting that global temperatures have not risen since 1998. That would be the same temperatures that models from the U.N.'s Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change said would be scorching the earth into an unlivable wasteland — except for those coastal areas flooded by seas gorged with water from melting ice sheets.


Were the IPCC not dedicated to spreading fear, it would admit its climate models, on which much of the global warming madness is based, are flawed. While pandering politicians, media sycophants and Hollywood dupes desperately seeking significance have lectured us about our carbon monoxide emissions, real temperature changes measured over the past 30 years have not matched well with increases predicted by the IPCC's models.

This is not some gas-guzzler's fantasy but the finding of a credible study published last year in the International Journal of Climatology. Looking at the data, four researchers concluded "the weight of the current evidence . . . supports the conclusion" there is no agreement between the models and the observation temperatures.

That means that projections of future warming are too high, that the entire global warming assumption is suspect, and that Gore should find something more productive to do with his time.

It also proves that Howard Hayden, physics professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut, was correct in describing the machinery of the climate model-hysteria industrial complex as one that takes "garbage in" and spits "gospel out."

The global warming debate is not over. Indeed, the debate is beginning to favor the skeptics.
Links added. Source.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Solomon: We've been had!

An excerpt from a speech given by Lawrence Solomon to the Enercom Conference on April 2nd, via Energy Probe:

If you're like most people, you haven't heard all this. You have heard, instead, that almost all scientists are in basic agreement with Al Gore and with a UN agency called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is coordinating much of the research on climate change. You have probably also heard that 2000 or 2500 top scientists in the climate change field support the man-made climate change hypothesis. This figure of 2000 to 2500 top scientists has been cited literally thousands of times in the press. This is the main reason that the press provides for there being a consensus on climate change.

Who exactly are these 2500 scientists? To find out, I wrote the Secretariat of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, asking for their names and contact information. The Secretariat wrote back saying that the names are not public but that, in any case, the 2500 scientists were reviewers, not endorsers. These are not endorsers! These scientists are merely people who had offered their professional opinions on one or more of the numerous studies that had gone into the mix. Many agreed. Many, I knew, disagreed, because among the people I had profiled were some of the 2500 reviewers.

In other words, you've been had.
It's encouraging to hear the opinions of Solomon, who is well informed on the issues of climate science. He also offers a great insight into the "energy crunch" facing the Province of Ontario.

It's well worth reading the whole thiing.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Ottawa says no to Kyotocide

via the Ottawa Citizen, Tories Reject Climate Pledge:

The Harper government has rejected a new pledge taken by opposition leaders to endorse a tough international treaty to fight global warming.

Liberal leader Stéphane Dion, Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe and the NDP's Jack Layton signed the pledge to push for a post-Kyoto Protocol climate change deal that would prevent average global temperatures from rising by more than two degrees above 19th-century levels "because scientists have shown that, otherwise, the consequences of global warming are likely to be catastrophic."

The four federal parties were invited to sign the "Kyotoplus" declaration by Climate Action Network. But the Conservatives refused.

"By signing on to a 25 to 40 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels, Mr. Dion and the opposition parties are effectively endorsing shutting down large parts of the Canadian economy, including Ontario's auto plants," wrote Environment Minister John Baird in a letter to the coalition.
Obviously Baird and Harper recognize Kyotoplus for what it is: Kyotocide.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Ted Turner

has some deep thoughts on global warming and other stuff. Via Newsbusters.

TURNER: I think a lot. I spend a lot of time thinking. And I hope that's not a sin.
No Ted, it's not a sin. Just a waste of time.