Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Oh...it's just "brief" cold

Reuters continues to ignore empirical evidence of the record cold we've had all over the world this season. Instead, they have to remind us that the cold we're going to experience is just brief...then we'll be back to global warming after that! Read all the funny disclaimers below beseeching you to ignore the cold.

Brief cold spell to hit Midcontinent - Reuters:

Temperatures in the region will rise back above normal by the end of the week.

In the Northeast -- the world's biggest heating oil market -- temperatures are expected to hold near to above normal for the entire week, Meteorlogix said.

U.S. heating demand is expected to be nearly 14 percent lower than normal nationwide this week, according to a report from the U.S. National Weather Service.

Now you can ignore the cold. Reuters is on the case to ensure you're brainwashed into a good little AGW stooge.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Chinese snow storm "worst in 50 years"

ChinaMore proof of climate change (as they'll claim):

Chinese snow storms strand 200,000 at station in new year exodus - Times Online :

The worst weather in 50 years pummelled swaths of central, southern and eastern China as migrant workers and students, business travellers and officials assigned to provincial postings battled for tickets to join their families for the lunar new year holiday.
Make that the worst freezing cold weather with extra snow thrown on top in 50 years!

FT.com / Asia-Pacific / China - Snow storm brings China to a halt :

The power crisis, the worst in China for many years, has been caused by an acute shortage of the supply of coal, the country’s staple fuel. Brownouts have affected about half of China’s 31 provinces and regions.
Here's what's interesting. If the warm-a-holics have their way, you freezing folks in China won't have any coal to burn to stay warm...that might boost the atmospheric carbon too much and warm you. Huh?

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Heavy snow in China strands 150,000??!!

Heavy snow stranding people? How is this possible since our evil gases are melting everything? Oh, that's right...it's no longer called "global warming." Now it's "climate change"...that way, no matter what happens that is unusual (whatever the hell that is) in the weather, we can blame it on ourselves!

Notice the weasel words they use in an attempt to tie all this cold stuff to "climate change." (my emphasis in bold)

Heavy snow in China strands 150,000 - USATODAY.com:

BEIJING (AP) — Power cuts blamed on ice and unusually heavy snowfall left almost 150,000 people waiting for trains in the key southern Chinese rail hub of Guangzhou on Sunday, state media reported.

Hunan and other parts of central China have been hit in recent days by freakishly cold weather, icy rain and snow that has accumulated on power lines, causing them to snap in places. Some areas have seen the heaviest snowfalls in more than a decade, with more bad weather forecast for the coming days.

Of course, how do I see all this? It's not climate change...it's more empirical evidence that the Earth is not heating up. Mother Nature is laughing at us pathetic, arrogant humans.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Dr. James Hansen, NASA scientist and "climate authority"

Dr. James Hansen, a climatologist employed by NASA, is another AGW-proponent, who claimed earlier that President Bush tried to silence his "research" showing that man's capitalistic activities are causing the Earth to heat up. Hansen has described all scientifically-connected cynics and skeptics of global warming ("deniers," if you will) as corrupted by the influences of big oil interests. If Al Gore is the messiah of the new "consensus" religion known as anthropogenic global warming (or "manmade climate change"), then Hansen would be the equivalent of a devoted disciple.

Recently in the news, his advocacy has been touted once again, as he proclaims, "the time to act is running out," which sounds remarkably close to the Gore-Christ's assertion: "the time for debate is over." Note also the recurring "polar bear" theme that the media continues to spread as a reason to ACT NOW...BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

AccuWeather.com: Global Warming News, Science, Myths, Articles:

This i[s] the final part of Katie's one-on-one interview with lead NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen. Dr. Hansen talks about the weather and climate. There is also an interesting link between Dr. Hansen and Seinfeld.

Katie also discusses the latest news on the the protection of the polar bear...

Environment Blog Posts powered by BlogBurst | Reuters.com:
Last week, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) announced that 2007 tied 1998 for the Earth's second warmest year in a century. If you remember, I recently blogged about NOAA's annual temperature report, which stated that 2007 was the 5th warmest on record globally. The research team, led by Dr. James Hansen, who was recently interviewed by AccuWeather.com, used temperature data from weather stations...
Here's what Katie doesn't tell you about Dr. Hansen. As he huffs-and-puffs about President Bush and biased scientists out there who he thinks are trying to debunk his efforts, he fails to mention his own biased, political connections (and they're connections to political cash).

The Provocateur: George Soros= The Political Keyser Soze:

A report revealed just this week, shows the ‘Open Society Institute’ funded Hansen to the tune of $720,000, carefully orchestrating his entire media campaign. OSI, a political group which spent $74 million in 2006 to “shape public policy,” is funded by billionaire George Soros, the largest backer of Kerry’s 2004 Presidential Campaign. Soros,who once declared that “removing Bush from office was the ”central focus" of hislife, has also given tens of millions of dollars to MoveOn.Org and other political action groups.

Certainly Soros has a right to spend his own money. But NASA officials have a responsibility to accurate, unbiased, nonpartisan science. For Hansen to secretly receive a large check from Soros, then begin making unsubstantiated claims about administrative influence on climate science is more than suspicious — it’s a clear conflict of interest...

Predictably, the news media has been silent on this revelation. The disciple is now Judas and a threat to the Gore-Christ.

Animal Death-Watch: We're killing ancient newts!

You can click on the link to the right to see the extensive list of things caused by manmade global warming. Here we've added another. This time, Reuters says we're killing off an ancient newt because of our love of fossil fuels:

Giant newt, tiny frog identified as most at risk| Reuters:

Global warming and human depredation of habitat are cited as root causes of the problem facing the creatures from the massive to the minute.

Fruitcakes Go After Cow Gas

So, what's the fanatic slant on this story? Simple. It's not enough that we'll all be driving 3-cylinder cars supplemented by squirrel power and using corkscrew-shaped neon light bulbs; the nuts will want us to stop eating cows, because their "greenhouse emissions" are deemed worse than carbon dioxide--they cause global warming too!

National News : Kinston Free Press: Sweden to Study Belching Cows:

Cattle release methane, a greenhouse gas believed to contribute to global warming, when they digest their food. Researchers believe the level of methane released depends on the type of food the eat.

GW Deniers = Holocaust Deniers???!!!

AlgoreonfireGlobal warming (excuse me, "climate change") is the new religion of the American and World Left, complete with its own messiah in the form of Al Gore, the self-proclaimed "inventor of the Internet." They love their messiah and his message of industrial-hate so much that they gave him a Nobel Prize and Oscar for his farcical AGW film and faithful advocacy.

It's so much of a religion that Al "Gore-Christ" tells us that "the time for debate is over." But any REAL scientist will tell you that science never stops debating and searching; in science, debate is never over, especially when it comes to certain questionable theories--like "man-made" climate change, for example. What does the Gore-Christ really want? He wants what any politician wants--power, and the best way to leverage power is to create more social bureaucracy (the "Government" wants to save you from yourself because you're too stupid to know any better).

Gore and his followers want "debate to be over" so that you'll shut up and goose-step through the public square, yelling at other non-compliant people driving SUVs and eating red meat. They want you proclaiming all capitalist humans as the murderers of Mother Nature.

So when CBS decides to air a show on climate change (that makes no mention of 400 worldwide scientists who disagree with or question manmade climate change as it is currently propagated), CBS pulls out the ol' Holocaust-denier comparison:

Life Is Convenient When You Define 'Truth':

“Every time you address the Holocaust, you don’t bring somebody in that says it didn’t happen. And we’re at that stage now. We have Holocaust deniers; we have climate change deniers. And to be honest, I don’t think there’s a great deal of difference.” That was the blunt assessment of Bill McGuire, an earth sciences professor, on ABC’s Aug. 30, 2006, “20/20.”
It's much easier to shut us climate change deniers down by just comparing us to really awful people in history, like those who say the Holocaust never happened (basically calling us Nazis); that will keep us quiet and in our place, so that they can continue to turn the sheep out there into climate zombies who chant, "Al Gore-Christ! Al Gore-Christ!"

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Antarctic volcanoes causing glacier thinning?

AntarcticaAntarctic volcanoes identified as a possible culprit in glacier melting - International Herald Tribune:

Another factor might be contributing to the thinning of some of the Antarctica's glaciers: volcanoes.

In an article published Sunday on the Web site of the journal Nature Geoscience, Hugh Corr and David Vaughan of the British Antarctic Survey report the identification of a layer of volcanic ash and glass shards frozen within an ice sheet in western Antarctica.

"This is the first time we have seen a volcano beneath the ice sheet punch a hole through the ice sheet" in Antarctica, Vaughan said.

Of course, the implications of this article couldn't be left alone by the author; grasping conjecture had to be inserted at some point, for later we see:
Volcanic heat could still be melting ice to water and contributing to thinning and speeding up of the Pine Island glacier, which passes nearby, but Vaughan said he doubted that it could be affecting other glaciers in western Antarctica, which have also thinned in recent years.
So, one can see how a disclaimer was put in to still allow for man-made climate change!

Southern US goes into deep freeze

Subfreezing temperatures chill much of the South - USATODAY.com:

ATLANTA — Freezing cold spread across the South and all the way to the Gulf Coast early Sunday, a day after the region got an unusual coating of snow.

Thermometers fell to 17 degrees early Sunday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Blairsville in northeastern Georgia recorded a low of 9, said Stephen Konarik, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Peachtree City outside Atlanta.

Daytime temperatures Sunday were expected to rise only into the mid-30s.

Where's the disclaimer that shows global warming is still happening? Here it is:
As much as 5 inches of snow fell in Alabama. The state's last major winter storm dropped 16 inches in March 1993.

The clash of warm and cold air helped produce two tornadoes along Florida's west coast late Saturday afternoon, the weather service said. No injuries and little damage were reported.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Deep freeze in upper midwest (with warmth disclaimer)

Of course, Chicagoans are preparing to freeze their tootsies off, and the media must begrudgingly report this fact. But not without placing a disclaimer in the second paragraph about recent warmth.

cbs2chicago.com - B-r-r utal: Upper Midwest Locked In Deep Freeze:

The forecast high for the day in Chicago is a mere 7 degrees, with an overnight low of 3 below zero. But with northwest winds at 20 to 25 mph, the wind chills will make it feel as if it were 20 to 25 below.

Thus far this January, people across the Chicago area have been treated to a warm spell with one day where the mercury reached a shocking 65 degrees. But with the temperatures plummeting beginning last night, Chicagoans have been preparing.

What we have here is an attempt to discredit cold empirical evidence (denoting really cold January temperatures that are normal for Chicago) using warm empirical evidence (that helps denote climate change). [In case you didn't notice the subtle shift, climate change has replaced global warming as the en vogue catch-phrase, which is meant to allow the Enviro-Zealots a way out when the temps cool off, which they know is inevitable.]

So, which empirical evidence is right? The one that supports the religion of global warming/climate change (with Al Gore as messiah), or the one that says it freakin' cold outside--even for January!

Very sly and sneaky...and stupid. People aren't buying into the hysteria, media, no matter how many corkscrew neon light bulbs you turn on to reduce your carbon footprint.

Meanwhile at the National Weather Service, Green Bay is warned of the coming wind chill problems for the weekend:




Yep, the globe sure is "warming." Please...please...someone bring back the damn global warming!

Weather news not mentioned in American media

Oh yeah...the globe is warming...

Russians Brace For The Big Chill | January 19, 2008 | AHN:

Moscow, Russia (AHN) - Russians are bracing for temperatures of as low as minus 55 degrees Celsius (minus 67 degrees Fahrenheit) in Siberia as Russia's emergencies ministry warns on Wednesday of its impending dangers in the coming weeks.

Government agencies were placed on high alert, reports AFP. The ministry ordered local administration officials to prepare for the extreme chill expected to last until Jan. 21.

The ministry warned that the unusually cold weather could kill, cause frost-bite, conk heaters and cut electricity to homes, disrupt transport, increase the rate of car accidents and even destroy buildings across Siberia.

Lake Paliastomi in the western Georgia froze for the first time in 50 years, reports Rustavi-2 television.

Western news outlets will ignore this "inconvenient" bit of empirical evidence in favor of some story that shows a glacier that's "too small" or a regional temperature that is "too warm" for this time of year (which is baselined against what?).

Meanwhile, over here in the Insane States of America, liberal idiots converge in the snow.

baltimoresun.com - Bay & Environment: Global warming protest frosted with snow:

It snowed, but they still came. A heavy snowfall blanketed a global warming protest outside the State House in Annapolis this morning, but it did not dampen the shouts of about 400 activists who urged lawmakers to pass the nation's toughest greenhouse gas control law.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Protecting polar bears postponed?

Yeah, no kidding...because they're NOT ENDANGERED BY GLOBAL WARMING! The more ridiculous and false their claims become, the more desperate they'll become to continue the myth!

Decision on Listing Polar Bear Postponed | AP:

Federal officials said Monday that they will need a few more weeks to decide whether polar bears need protection under the Endangered Species Act because of global warming.
The deadline was Wednesday, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it now hopes to provide a recommendation to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne in time for a decision by him within the next month.
The department has never declared a species threatened or endangered because of climate change, said Dale Hall, director of the Fish and Wildlife Service.
"That's why this one has been so taxing and challenging to us," he said.
Environmental groups that petitioned to protect polar bears, arguing that warming threatened their habitat, said they would go court to ensure a timely decision.
"We certainly hope that the polar bear will be listed within the next month," said Kassie Siegel, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Latest scare story of the day

AP and Reuters continue to attack it from every angle, until you're all marching along like good environ-mental-ist soldiers.

Ice Pioneer Eyes Farthest Glaciers
"There are indications of warming," explained Kasis Inape, a senior government climatologist here. "But we can't really confidently say the temperature change has been this much or that much, because the actual data are lacking."
This is one of the usual tactics of AGW fear-mongers; they want you to believe that the polar ice caps are melting at 'an increasingly alarming rate.' Another tactic is to make you believe we're killing off species, like the polar bears and penguins, when in fact the 'polar bear on the melting ice' was proven to be falsely hyped photo taken in the summer--when ice normally melts in the arctic (yes, that's right folks...it melts and refreezes every year). Yet another tactic was to tell you that hurricanes are increasing because of warming (Al Gore's favorite), but we've seen that tact has worked out too well for them over the past two years of dire predictions.

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Where did global warming go?

Br-r-r! Where did global warming go? - The Boston Globe:


THE STARK headline appeared just over a year ago. "2007 to be 'warmest on record,' " BBC News reported on Jan. 4, 2007. Citing experts in the British government's Meteorological Office, the story announced that "the world is likely to experience the warmest year on record in 2007," surpassing the all-time high reached in 1998.

But a funny thing happened on the way to the planetary hot flash: Much of the planet grew bitterly cold.

In South America, for example, the start of winter last year was one of the coldest ever observed. According to Eugenio Hackbart, chief meteorologist of the MetSul Weather Center in Brazil, "a brutal cold wave brought record low temperatures, widespread frost, snow, and major energy disruption." In Buenos Aires, it snowed for the first time in 89 years, while in Peru the cold was so intense that hundreds of people died and the government declared a state of emergency in 14 of the country's 24 provinces. In August, Chile's agriculture minister lamented "the toughest winter we have seen in the past 50 years," which caused losses of at least $200 million in destroyed crops and livestock.

Latin Americans weren't the only ones shivering.

Where indeed!!! Although in the case of Reuters and the AP, you'll be hard-pressed to find an article like this. Bravo Boston Globe for stopping the insanity!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

What's the point?

First, straight up: I'm a skeptic of manmade "global warming" or "climate change." I'm a denier, if you will. Go ahead and slap a swastika on my forehead and brand me with names, if it makes you feel better, believers and alarmists! We "deniers" have names for you too. Advocate warmaholics are like Jonestown cultist lunatics, from my perspective, except that the Rev. Jim Jones has been replaced by Al Gore. His followers have disavowed debate based on his very command, and they've lost all sense of scientific reasoning; they only see the science and empirical evidence that supports their position, while they ignore any science and empiricism that makes it clear--global warming is global garbage, and the media is complicit in the sham.

I've been collecting an ever-increasing quantity of articles on the subjects of global warming and the now en-vogue "climate change" for well over a year now, and the number of articles and stories has grown exponentially and the tone more and more desperate, as we enter the tenth year since the so-called "warmest year on record." (1998) Originally, I was collecting these tidbits with the idea of writing a book, but that's really already been done by others who are probably better at it than I am. So, I figured I would start a blog to take out my frustrations over this utterly stupid fearmongering.

You warmaholics go ahead and drink the kool-aid; this blog will serve as a testament both now and in the future to define what can happen to people who refuse to waste good glucose to feed their own brains, and therefore, reason. When all the hoopla ends (just as it did with Y2K, SARs, and other media-hyped portents of doom), this blog will be here to remind you that you were sheep and turned your thinking over to someone else.

Why am I hoarding global warming articles from Reuters, AP, and other news outlets as if they were gold rush nuggets? My first idea was to be able to remind the world at a later date what the media and politician's once said, once it was shown that anthropogenic global warming (AGW) IS NOT HAPPENING; for some reason, the public tends to quickly forget what was once proclaimed as gospel, and the media and politicians capitalize on this laziness. Examples include the media articles of the early 70s that proclaimed the coming new ice age; in less than thirty years, the media forgot what they once said and were now expounding the opposite in terms of climate. They certainly were embarrassed to be reminded of their stupidity, so they reacted by either not discussing their past mistake or simply quibbling over the details.

I want people to remember that these "trusted leaders" and "purveyors of truth" once told us we were headed for doomsday. Maybe people will learn that the media really does take up positions--they don't just tell us the facts, as they often claim, and I hope people already know that politicians are out for power, no matter the political affiliation; the more we depend on government to solve our problems, the more powerful it becomes. And remember, we're supposed to be "the government." (Government of the people, by the people, for the people...remember?)

The point is to point out how the media and certain political groups have chosen to hype this issue, even with the oft-ignored, growing evidence to the contrary (from scientists...and scientists who ARE NOT ALL AFFILIATED WITH "BIG OIL," as Al Gore would lead you to believe). All serious scientists in the world collectively groan when they hear the "inventor of the Internet" extoll pseudo-science that is so flawed that it's laughable. His movie is inconveniently wrong; his Nobel Prize win is laughable and proves that the award no longer means what it once did. His Oscar? Who cares? A bunch of liberal elites giving a meaningless award to another liberal elite is meaningless.

Let me just say now that, as a molecular biologist, I don't believe in man-made climate change, as it is currently proselytized in the media. I believe the climate changes naturally--it has and always will. The media has taken a pseudo-scientific, politically-connected "consensus" (science has never been about consensus) and has attempted to turn us all into zombie-sheep who desperately need some entity to step in and save us from ourselves.

Though there are claims to the contrary about political motives (from people like the Weather Channel's Heidi Cullen), make no mistake--this is a political issue. The volume of weekly news articles, television programs, and movies, fed to us with an increasingly desperate tone, make it clear: the media has so bought into this that they cannot back out now--if they repeat it enough, it will become mythological truth to the faithful, even if shown to be wrong by an ignored body of climatologists. That's already happening, but most media sources are obviously not convinced by the contrary scientific positions, thus they've so far chosen to ignore the evidence that doesn't fit their agenda. That's real denial!

What's required to "fix the problem" has already been proposed in a few articles, which I will discuss in later posts. Basically, more government revenue is needed from the "big offenders." (Translation: you fat, lazy Americans need to pay up for poisoning the Earth.)

This is about bigger government, except that it has now morphed into a global plan; there appears to be a move afoot to empower the United Nations as the arbiter of accepted, environmentally ideal behavior. The U.N. wants to become a socialist entity that the public feels must be relied on to save us from our "capitalistic transgressions."

This really is just an old political duel--this is capitalism versus socialism all over again; they've merely dressed it up in new clothing to distract everyone. Don't be fooled...oil is the lifeblood of capitalism, and oil is under direct threat now from socialist elements. We should reduce our dependence on foreign oil to enhance our security, but WE CANNOT eliminate our need for oil. If we do it as quickly as demanded by the climate alarmists (remember, we must ACT NOW before it's too late), the world economy will face disaster. Liberal elites need disaster (or heck, even perceived and believed doom) to create and foster governmental dependence. What they really need is another "Great Depression" to fight off the "conservative hoards" via the introduction of a new New Deal.

Pay no attention to that Al Gore behind that curtain!

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