Thursday, October 30, 2008

Snow falls on House of Commons debating AGW bill

How many of examples of this have we seen? Global warming alarmists hold a protest march or debate a bill, and a huge (usually record) winter weather event comes along to ruin it.

Empirical evidence (and scientific evidence) continues stacking up against the alarmist theory, and they keep ignoring the reality. Just like the news media seems to be ignoring the real reasons why their readers and viewers are jumping ship. When you're deluded, it's really hard to wake up from the pipe dream.

Finally, don't forget what Britons think of their government's efforts! That's even with Prince Charles' alarmist advocacy.

Snow blankets London for Global Warming debate • The Register:

Snow fell as the House of Commons debated Global Warming yesterday - the first October fall in the metropolis since 1922. The Mother of Parliaments was discussing the Mother of All Bills for the last time, in a marathon six hour session.

In order to combat a projected two degree centigrade rise in global temperature, the Climate Change Bill pledges the UK to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The bill was receiving a third reading, which means both the last chance for both democratic scrutiny and consent.

The bill creates an enormous bureaucratic apparatus for monitoring and reporting, which was expanded at the last minute.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

October: Nor'easter already??!

Just in time for Prince Charles' latest global warming fear proclamation. The vast array of empirical evidence collecting month by month continues demonstrating just how bogus this load of manmade climate change bull is.

Nor`easter Dumps Snow, Rain:

A potent nor'easter will blast the Northeast today with strong winds, heavy rain and wet snow as a huge dip in the jet stream pushes cold air as far south as central Florida.
Near-record cold, and mountain snow:
Snow is accumulating this afternoon in the North Carolina mountains, and the rest of the Carolinas is shivering in the first cold outbreak of the season.

Temperatures that are more than 15 degrees below normal for this time of year, combined with strong northwest winds, are making today uncomfortably chilly in the Charlotte metro region.

But the cold snap is more pronounced in the mountains, where the strong winds are accompanied by snow showers.

The National Weather Service said that up to 3 inches of snow had accumulated by midday in some parts of the mountains. Snow is still falling this afternoon, and a dusting is even being reported in some lower elevations, such as Asheville.

Prince Charles: Climate trumps economy

Prince-CharlesThe Royal Moron speaks once more. He's really Al we should definitely listen to him. First, he called us skeptics insane, and then he furthered his brilliance by declaring we only had 18 months to avoid disaster (he made this prediction back in May of this year, so our time is rapidly running out). Finally, he made other predictions about another subject he's equally unqualified to comment on--genetics.

We should heed the advice extracted from the vast wisdom of Charles, because he's heavily educated in climatology and received his Ph.D. from...oh, sorry, he has no Ph.D. in any science, and neither does Al Gore. Charles also divorced Diana for Camilla. Nothing more needs to be said.

Don't listen to morons, no matter how famous they are. But remember...this is right out of the liberal playbook first espoused by Bill Clinton: We must slow the economy to fight global warming. Don't believe that doom garbage.

Prince Charles says climate the real crisis | The Daily Telegraph:

BRITAIN'S Prince Charles has urged the world today to fight climate change, saying that while the global credit crunch may be temporary, the effects of the "climate crunch" were irreversible.

The heir to the British throne issued his appeal on a visit to Tokyo, where he and his wife Camilla are marking the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Britain.

"Given the current turbulence in the international financial system and the immediate and damaging effect it is having on the whole world, the credit crunch is rightly a preoccupation of vast significance and importance,'' Charles said.

"But we take our eye off the 'climate crunch' at our peril,'' he said in a speech at Japan's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

"While we hope and pray that the underlying strengths of the global economy will once again enable it to bounce back, the effects of climate change will be far from temporary and will, indeed, be irreversible,'' he said.

Global markets have been battered in recent weeks by a global crunch in credit as some of the world's top financial institutions crumble under the weight of toxic subprime housing loans.

Charles, who has long championed environmental causes, cited predictions by UN scientists that temperatures could rise by more than six degrees Celsius by 2100 if no action is taken.

He called it a "level unprecedented in human experience.''

Rising sea levels would "threaten the survival of coastal cities such as Tokyo, London and indeed New York,'' the prince said.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Enviro-nut Fruitcakery

The environmental fruitcakes are oozing from the cracks and crevices of society. Don’t forget what they diagnose in Australia, and please review the previous post on eco-therapy. A lot of these episodes are rooted in fear, propagated by media stories that delineate bogus, politically-tinged studies (i.e., junk science), which have no basis in reality whatsoever.

Enjoy your global warming corn flakes, you bunch of dimwits (on second thought--don't--we need the corn for biofuel). Move to the mountains and live in bubbles; make Darwin right.

Pa. woman ordered out of chemical-free 'bubble':

Some doctors question whether environmental illness is a genuine physical disorder and suggest it is psychological. Feudale-Bowles says she was diagnosed by Dr. William Rea of Texas, who has been accused by the Texas Medical Board of promoting "pseudoscience." He vigorously disputes the charge and continues to see patients.

Feudale-Bowes says fabric softener, nail polish, perfume, new sneakers, upholstery and many other items can make her body go haywire. She says she has suffered from a range of chronic ailments, including migraines, joint pain, bladder inflammation, seizures and temporary paralysis. Her insides, she says, have sometimes felt like "fire with ground glass in it."

Monday, October 20, 2008

Climate skeptics go up, temperatures go down

Someone else finally notices what we skeptics have been saying all along! Someone else finally notices how science is turning its back on this load of BS.

Mr. Gunter needs to write for my blog; I've heavily linked his work below to previous Global Shamming posts. Make sure you follow the link and read his entire piece; it is VERY INFORMATIVE (hint, hint...climate psychos).

Lorne Gunter: Thirty years of warmer temperatures go poof - Full Comment:

In early September, I began noticing a string of news stories about scientists rejecting the orthodoxy on global warming. Actually, it was more like a string of guest columns and long letters to the editor since it is hard for skeptical scientists to get published in the cabal of climate journals now controlled by the Great Sanhedrin of the environmental movement.

Still, the number of climate change skeptics is growing rapidly. Because a funny thing is happening to global temperatures -- they're going down, not up.

On the same day (Sept. 5) that areas of southern Brazil were recording one of their latest winter snowfalls ever and entering what turned out to be their coldest September in a century, Brazilian meteorologist Eugenio Hackbart explained that extreme cold or snowfall events in his country have always been tied to "a negative PDO" or Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Positive PDOs -- El Ninos -- produce above-average temperatures in South America while negative ones -- La Ninas -- produce below average ones.

Dr. Hackbart also pointed out that periods of solar inactivity known as "solar minimums" magnify cold spells on his continent. So, given that August was the first month since 1913 in which no sunspot activity was recorded -- none -- and during which solar winds were at a 50-year low, he was not surprised that Brazilians were suffering (for them) a brutal cold snap. "This is no coincidence," he said as he scoffed at the notion that manmade carbon emissions had more impact than the sun and oceans on global climate.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cold records everywhere in Oct 2008

Seems that the empirical evidence showing the stupidity of “global warming” will not stop stacking up; it has accumulated into an immovable junk pile, blocking all paths of egress. Cue the Sanford and Son theme; maybe Lamont can haul this evidence away for all the alarmist believers and profiteers out there.

Weekend cold set new record lows:

Cold temperatures set several new record lows this weekend, including a low of 22 Saturday in downtown Pendleton that broke a 118 year-old record of 24.

Record lows started falling Thursday with a new low of 20 for Meacham, four degrees cooler than the previous record from 2006, according to information from the Web site for the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Pendleton.

Heppner and Long Creek then set new low temperatures Friday. Heppner hit 29, the coldest that date has seen since 1960 when it was 30; and Long Creek was 21, besting the 1987 record by four degrees.

Frost 'one more thing' for grape growers:
A record cold snap in Mendocino County over the weekend caused little damage to wine grapes but chilled the hearts of farmers who already have suffered huge losses this year.

"It's just one more thing on top of one more thing. You kind of hold your breath," said Potter Valley wine grape grower Bill Pauli.

Temperatures dropped to 31 degrees in the Ukiah Valley on Saturday night and early Sunday morning, the coldest Oct. 12 morning since record keeping began in Ukiah in 1893, said Troy Nicolini, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Eureka. The previous record was 34 degrees in 1916.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

WWF’s Hypocritical Wildlife Tour

No one can say it quite the way Steven Milloy of does; please follow the link and read the entire article for yourself and glean his wisdom. I’ve covered the hypocrisy of green alarmists and carbon prophets (ahem...profits) many times on this blog. If the climate Kool-aid drinkers out there would critically examine the green hypocrisy out there, look at the over-hyped, over-done fearmongering, and really scrutinize the scientific and empirical evidence, they would conclude (as I and others have) that this is the biggest scam ever to be scammed on anyone.   

Five-Star Green Hypocrisy:

Move over Al Gore. Swankier carbon charlatanism has come to town in the form of the World Wildlife Fund’s luxury getaway called "Around the World: A Private Jet Expedition." "Join us on a remarkable 25-day journey by luxury private jet," invites the WWF in a brochure for its voyage to "some of the most astonishing places on the planet to see top wildlife, including gorillas, orangutans, rhinos, lemurs and toucans." For a price tag that starts at $64,950 per person, travelers will meet at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Fla. on April 6, 2009 and then fly to “remote corners” of the world on a “specially outfitted jet that carries just 88 passengers in business-class comfort.”   
This is the very same WWF that says “the current growth in [carbon dioxide] emissions must be stopped as soon as possible” and that blames Americans for emitting 21 percent of global CO2 emissions even though the U.S. accounts for only 5 percent of the global population. In December 2007, the WWF launched its “Earth Hour” campaign, a global initiative in which cities and communities simultaneously turn out their lights for one hour “to symbolize their leadership and commitment to finding solutions for climate change.”   
According to the WWF’s calculator, it would cost in excess of $44,000 to offset the carbon emissions from the jet travel alone. Then there’s the September 2008 report from the General Accounting Office which concluded that the carbon offset market lacked credibility.

Alaska glaciers expanded this year--not melted

More empirical evidence that proves how stupid this 'theory' is; there's just no way to conclude (when using one's actual brain logically) that man's CO2 is warming the Earth catastrophically (unless you're a Kool-aid drinker).

McClatchy Washington Bureau | 10/14/2008 | Alaska glaciers grew this year, thanks to colder weather:

Two hundred years of glacial shrinkage in Alaska, and then came the winter and summer of 2007-2008.

Unusually large amounts of winter snow were followed by unusually chill temperatures in June, July and August.

"In mid-June, I was surprised to see snow still at sea level in Prince William Sound," said U.S. Geological Survey glaciologist Bruce Molnia. "On the Juneau Icefield, there was still 20 feet of new snow on the surface of the Taku Glacier in late July. At Bering Glacier, a landslide I am studying, located at about 1,500 feet elevation, did not become snow free until early August.

"In general, the weather this summer was the worst I have seen in at least 20 years."

Never before in the history of a research project dating back to 1946 had the Juneau Icefield witnessed the kind of snow buildup that came this year. It was similar on a lot of other glaciers too.

"It's been a long time on most glaciers where they've actually had positive mass balance," Molnia said.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

GASP!: Refugees in Antarctica!

Al Gore EndTime to sound the BS alarm. LOL! Here's some more fear fodder for you. Seems that the alarmists aren't too happy that the economy is tanking, because that means there's less of your fear for their BS myth.

There is NO manmade climate change...NONE! There never has been. If you're a crack-smoking believer then it's time to pass the pipe! There is an entire contingent of folks who have built their reputations, careers, and livelihoods on the shaky, stupid foundation that is anthropogenic global warming (ahem...climate change).

Since this article is FULL of silly, ridiculous predictions (many from "climate experts" that we've already seen FAIL), we'll just throw this prediction on the stinky pile with the rest of them and check it in a few years for accuracy (and enhanced pungency).

Who wants to bet with me that NONE OF THE CRAP mentioned below will have transpired? Need more fear? Read the GASP! series and the warmlist.

Exotic climate study sees refugees in Antarctica | Environment | Reuters:

OSLO (Reuters) - Refugees are moving to Antarctica by 2030, the Olympics are held only in cyberspace and central Australia has been abandoned as too dry, according to exotic scenarios for climate change on Monday.

British-based Forum for the Future, a charitable think-tank, and researchers from Hewlett-Packard Labs, said they wanted to stir debate about how to avert the worst effects of global warming by presenting a radical set of possible futures.

"Climate change will affect the economy at least as much as the 'credit crunch'," their 76-page report study said.

The scenarios range from a shift to greater energy efficiency, where desalination plants run on solar power help turn the Sahara green, to one where refugees are moving to Antarctica because of rising temperatures.

Earliest snow on record for Idaho!

Oh yeah, it sure is "global warming" around here. Remember, this just means it's 'warming.' Or you can just take the revisionist's point of view and claim that AGW is taking a vacation for a while. Whatever you need to keep telling yourself to keep the lie aloft, Kool-aid drinker.

Boise gets earliest snow on record | Local News | Idaho Statesman:

Big snow flakes fell early Friday evening, turning Downtown Boise into a giant snow globe for people on their way home from work. The snow caught many people off guard, including this bicyclist heading down Idaho Street between 8th and 9th around 5:45 p.m. Across the Treasure Valley, tree branches heavy with wet, snow-covered leaves fell on power lines, causing scattered power outages. This is the earliest measurable snowfall in Boise since recordkeeping began in 1898, according to the National Weather Service.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Penn and Teller: Green Guilt

Penn and Teller say it like it is once again. Don't watch liberal fear victims, if you can't handle reality or if you don't want your anxiety alleviated.

[NOTE: Adult language. Don't watch if you're easily offended.]

Carl Sagan's Baloney Detection Kit

SaganThis is a fantastic web site and so poignant. Every global warming cultist should read this from top-to-bottom, so that they can learn about REAL SCIENCE from a REAL SCIENTIST - Carl Sagan. Al Gore is a nitnoid dufus...he is NOT a scientist. I bet he couldn't discuss anything scientific using his OWN BRAIN for more than a few seconds; he's a PowerPoint goober who has been brainwashed by environmentally-biased, politically-steered scientists and, as a politician, has recognized a boondoggle - a personal moneymaker (he owns a carbon-credit business, makes a movie, and gives silly briefings to earn millions). In short, a high school science student knows more about science than does Al Gore. So why do you give him so much cred, alarmists? Because you want to drink the Kool-aid, that's why.

Another great thing: Carl Sagan was a great scientist but also very liberal; your liberal, alarmist friends will hate you for pointing out what he said!

Some great points from Sagan (emphasized bullets are mine):

  • Wherever possible there must be independent confirmation of the facts
  • Encourage substantive debate on the evidence by knowledgeable proponents of all points of view
  • Arguments from authority carry little weight (in science there are no "authorities") [This is the oft-sited 'consensus']
  • Spin more than one hypothesis - don't simply run with the first idea that caught your fancy
  • Try not to get overly attached to a hypothesis just because it's yours
  • Quantify, wherever possible
  • If there is a chain of argument every link in the chain must work
  • "Occam's razor" - if there are two hypothesis that explain the data equally well choose the simpler
  • Ask whether the hypothesis can, at least in principle, be falsified (shown to be false by some unambiguous test). In other words, is it testable? Can others duplicate the experiment and get the same result?
And in the 'common fallacies of logic and rhetoric' department (emphasis and comments are mine again):
  • Weasel words - for example, use of euphemisms for war such as "police action" to get around limitations on Presidential powers. "An important art of politicians is to find new names for institutions which under old names have become odious to the public" [How about substituting "climate change" for "global warming" when it was clear warming was not going on?]
  • Short-term v. long-term - a subset of excluded middle ("why pursue fundamental science when we have so huge a budget deficit?") [For example, using a 30-year period of accurate observation to extrapolate temperatures for 4.5 billion years...]
  • Suppressed evidence or half-truths [For example, ignoring the scientific facts of the last 10 years...]
Operation Clambake presents: Baloney Detection Kit

To hear and see it all broken down for you in more layman's terms, please see the posts on Penn and Teller and George Carlin.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Slower Economy Will Fight AGW

Do I hear a liberal echo in here? Bill Clinton said this very thing quite a while ago: Slow down the economy to fight AGW. Fact: A slower economy should, in theory, reduce CO2 emissions. Fact: CO2 emissions are not driving worldwide climate as heralded by alarmists, because CO2 has only gone up since 1998 (the so-called hottest year on record), while global mean temperatures have declined, and, recently, they’ve plummeted, sparking fears of a new ice age for some scientists. It’s also worth mentioning that this ding-dong is a Nobel Prize winner (and remember, so is Al Gore...also a ding-dong) who advocated blocking out the sun’s light to help cool the Earth. I wonder if he’s considered that the Earth is cooling without his nitnoid plan.   

Economic woes may give planet a breather:

NICOSIA (Reuters) - A slowdown in the world economy may give the planet a breather from the excessively high carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions responsible for climate change, a Nobel Prize winning scientist said on Tuesday. Atmospheric scientist Paul J Crutzen, who has in the past floated the possibility of blitzing the stratosphere with sulfur particles to cool the earth, said clouds gathering over the world economy could ease the earth's environmental burden. Slower economic growth worldwide could help slow growth of carbon dioxide emissions and trigger more careful use of energy resources, though the global economic turmoil may also divert focus from efforts to counter climate change, said Crutzen, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the depletion of the ozone layer. "It's a cruel thing to say ... but if we are looking at a slowdown in the economy, there will be less fossil fuels burning, so for the climate it could be an advantage," Crutzen told Reuters in an interview.

GASP!: 50% of mammals in decline, AK shivers...

Extinction is a popular fear tactic among global warming proponents; they keep up the propaganda campaign, even though global mean temperatures are on the decline and there has been no warming in 10 years, even with increasing CO2 levels.

Remember, the overwhelming majority of all species that have ever lived are now extinct (long before man and long before man decided to pay attention to such things). Species go extinct without our help, and we shouldn’t charge ourselves with the silly crusade of trying to counter the natural selection process; we are stupid humans, it seems.

Look at Alaska again today (they were recently in the news complaining about the cold summer); now, they’re worried about what the winter holds—doesn’t look good. I bet they wish global warming was real. Get more fear and stupidity from our other GASP! posts and the warmlist.

Half of mammals 'in decline', says extinction 'Red List':

Half the world's mammals are declining in population and more than a third probably face extinction, said an update Monday of the "Red List," the most respected inventory of biodiversity.

A comprehensive survey of mammals included in the annual report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which covers more than 44,000 animal and plant species, shows that a quarter of the planet's 5,487 known mammals are clearly at risk of disappearing forever.


But climate change is also emerging as a menace.

Species dependant on sea ice such as polar bears and harp seals, for example, are especially vulnerable to shrinking ice cover in the Arctic Circle.






Saturday, October 4, 2008

GASP!: AGW ‘time bomb!’

More doom, more gloom! There’s also significant evidence that GLOBAL WARMING IS NOT HAPPENING, and thus...neither is this.

Scientists: Climate-Change 'Time Bomb' About to Go Off:

There's a ticking time bomb underneath the oceans, and it's about to go off, some scientists say.

A Russian research ship trawling the Arctic off Siberia's northeastern coast has found huge amounts of methane bubbling up from the seafloor, according to reports in London's Independent newspaper and the Canadian Press wire service.

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, trapping 20 times as much heat as carbon dioxide. While there's little of it in the atmosphere, there are gigantic frozen deposits of it, called methane clathrates, trapped in rocks in seabeds all over the world.

One of the leading global-warming doomsday scenarios involves all that methane thawing out as sea temperatures rise, then rushing to the surface and into the air, creating a runaway warming scenario.

Now there's some evidence that's beginning to happen.