Friday, January 30, 2009

Weather Channel Founder: AGW is Bad Science!

This isn't the first time that John Coleman has rightly told Al Gore he's an idiot, but it's good timing. Gore recently held a powwow in D.C. during a freezing ice storm to urge political action (READ more money for Gore) on global warming. Is it me, or does it seem like every time these global warming lunatics attempt a protest or meeting that Mother Nature sends down a wicked winter storm?

You have to love it! Ask yourself what Gore gets out of admitting the truth. Now ask yourself what he gets if he can prop up the BS for a while longer. Precisely. So the lie goes on, so long as so many stand to lose enormously if they dare utter the truth. Many, many reputations and many, many dollars are on the line now, so the lie goes on.

Weather Channel Founder Blasts Gore Over Global Warming Campaign

The founder of the Weather Channel is ridiculing Al Gore over his calls for action on global climate change, saying in a column that global warming is a "hoax" and "bad science."

John Coleman, now a weatherman at San Diego's KUSI, wrote on his station's Web site Wednesday that Gore refuses to acknowledge the faulty research on which the idea of global warming is based.

Coleman's lengthy scolding came as the former vice president and Nobel Peace Prize winner addressed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and urged lawmakers to pass a bill that would put caps on heat-trapping gases and take the lead on a global climate treaty.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Environmental Hypocrisy

Another laugher. Here's one more great example of environmental hypocrisy.

Met Office forecasts a supercomputer embarrassment

For the Met Office the forecast is considerable embarrassment. It has spent £33m on a new supercomputer to calculate how climate change will affect Britain – only to find the new machine has a giant carbon footprint of its own.

"The new supercomputer, which will become operational later this year, will emit 14,400 tonnes of CO2 a year," said Dave Britton, the Met Office's chief press officer. This is equivalent to the CO2 emitted by 2,400 homes – generating an average of six tonnes each a year.

Al Gore Ice Sculpture

This one just makes me laugh. Another news site I visited described it as a 'shivering' statue of Gore.

Gore ice sculpture unveiled in Fairbanks

Local businessman Craig Compeau unveiled the frozen likeness on Monday.

The 8 1/2-foot-tall, 5-ton sculpture dominates a downtown street corner from its perch on the back of a flatbed truck.

Compeau says he's a "moderate" critic of global warming theories. He used Monday's unveiling of the sculpture to invite Gore to Fairbanks -- where it was 22 degrees on Monday -- to explain his global warming theories.

Monday, January 12, 2009

UK to ban plasma TVs

You don't think this is some sort of crap designed to control your life, Mr. Capitalist Consumer? Think again. This is also not a new story, really. Remember, a tremendous number of Brits believe that global warming is BS, and THEY'RE RIGHT!

Energy-guzzling flatscreen plasma televisions will soon be banned as part of the battle against climate change, ministers have told The Independent on Sunday.

"Minimum energy performance standards" for televisions are expected to be agreed across Europe this spring, they say, and this should lead to "phasing out the most inefficient TVs". At the same time, a compulsory labelling system will be drawn up to identify the best and worst devices.

[From Giant plasma TVs face ban in battle to green Britain - Green Living, Environment - The Independent]

Record snow, frigid temps

And apart from the news in this article, it was recently -78 degrees in Alaska! Yep, globe sure is warming! Empirical evidence isn't going away, alarmists.

The average temperature in December was 15.8 degrees, which makes it the 10th coldest December in the city since weather records were kept starting in the 1880s, said officials from the National Weather Service in Green Bay. For about the first three weeks of December it was cold enough for the month to flirt with the top five coldest Decembers recorded in Oshkosh.

[From Doug Zellmer column: Record snow steals spotlight from frigid temperatures | | Oshkosh Northwestern]

GASP!: Google increases global warming!

Maybe this will be the straw that finally breaks the camel's alarmist back! Liberals won't take lightly threats to take away their computers, Google, or Starbucks. The computing-and-gaming-kills-the-environment theme is not new. Check the links here and here. You can read additional GASP! posts and checkout Dr. Brignell's warmlist.

Stupidity. It doesn't die; it keeps expanding much like an oxygen-fed fire.

Performing two Google searches from a desktop computer can generate about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle for a cup of tea, according to new research.

While millions of people tap into Google without considering the environment, a typical search generates about 7g of CO2 Boiling a kettle generates about 15g. “Google operates huge data centres around the world that consume a great deal of power,” said Alex Wissner-Gross, a Harvard University physicist whose research on the environmental impact of computing is due out soon. “A Google search has a definite environmental impact.”

[From Revealed: the environmental impact of Google searches - Times Online ]

Obama's Climate Czar: Shrink Economy

Here's what you're in store for, America. Get ready for an administration that will REFUSE to acknowledge the truth: global warming is BS. We've seen the 'shrinking economy' slant from many prominent liberals already, including Bill Clinton. Well, since the economy has contracted, it appears they've gotten their wish.

The media will REFUSE to do its job and investigate any of this (except for The Washington Times). Keep your eye on Browner and this mysterious Commission for a Sustainable Society.

Until last week, Carol M. Browner, President-elect Barack Obama's pick as global warming czar, was listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group's Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which calls for "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change.

[From Washington Times - Obama climate czar has socialist ties ]

Friday, January 9, 2009

Exxon suddenly is "green?"

I think I just swallowed my tongue. There has to be an ulterior motive here...I don't know what it is, but there must be one. Why would an oil company suddenly support this BS when the myth of global warming is crashing down worldwide. Maybe that provides a clue as the "support."

Exxonmobil corp., the world's largest crude oil refiner, supports taxing carbon dioxide as the most efficient way of curbing greenhouse gas emissions, its chief executive said.

"As a businessman, it's hard to speak favourably about any new tax, but a carbon tax strikes me as a more direct, more transparent and more effective approach," Rex Tillerson, CEO of the Irving, Texas based company, said Thursday at the Woodrow Wilson international center for scholars in Washington.

[From Exxon supports carbon tax]

Empirical 'bad news' for alarmists

Now these are some interesting tidbits to behold! Coldest since 1994, it says.

This is about as bad as it gets folks. I don't think I've seen anything like it since 1994. Sure its been very cold at times over the past 14 years, but the total area impacted by this cold wave will be huge. By next Thursday and Friday, extremely cold air will chill the entire area from the Great Plains to the Eastern Seaboard, and the cold is also going to reach the Deep South. Only the far West will be unscathed.

[From Coldest in Years Plains to East Coast -]

But wait! I thought all the ski resorts were struggling to stay alive because there was no snow and it was SO warm! Now they have too much snow?!?

Resorts throughout the western United States and Canada are struggling with avalanche hazards as weather patterns have created uncommonly widespread conditions of instability, wreaking havoc on mountains crowded with skiers of all levels at the start of ski season.

[From Fatal avalanches rattle ski country in western U.S. - International Herald Tribune]

Meanwhile, in Europe:

A rare, heavy snowfall in central Spain closed Madrid's airport and paralysed city traffic while several rivers in Germany were frozen as much of Europe endured Siberian conditions Friday.
Russian gas cuts to several European countries this week have aggravated the the effects of the bitter cold which has embraced much of the continent since the end of December.

But not everyone was unhappy about the cold snap, with the Dutch taking the opportunity to rediscover the pleasures of skating along iced-over canals and lakes.

[From Madrid airport closed as Europe seized by frigid weather]

And in Alaska, 60 below zero:

JUNEAU, Alaska – Ted Johnson planned on using a set of logs to a build a cabin in Alaska's interior. Instead he'll burn some of them to stay warm.
Extreme temperatures — in Johnson's case about 60 below zero — call for extreme measures in a statewide cold snap so frigid that temperatures have grounded planes, disabled cars, frozen water pipes and even canceled several championship cross country ski races.
Alaskans are accustomed to subzero temperatures but the prolonged conditions have folks wondering what's going on with winter less than a month old.

[From Extreme Alaska cold grounds planes, disables cars - Yahoo! News]

Monday, January 5, 2009

Al Franken now a Senator


I have a message for Minnesota Democrats who've managed to install comedian Al Franken in the United States Senate: Enjoy your idiot.

HuffPo: Apologize Mr. Gore!

Thanks to Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters for writing about this incredible news item! As he points out though, HuffPo managed to bury this deep within its own entrails. Only us deniers will likely find it. Harold Ambler's original post is here.

Did you ever in your wildest dreams imagine seeing an article at the liberal website the Huffington Post that not only refuted the anthropogenic global warming myth, but also asked Nobel Laureate Al Gore to apologize for the climate hysteria he's caused?

No...neither did I.

Unfortunately, Harold Ambler's "Mr. Gore: Apology Accepted" wasn't featured on HuffPo's home page when it was published late Saturday morning, nor was it included in the site's featured posts.

[From HuffPo: Gore Should Apologize for Spreading Climate Hysteria |]

Surprise! Ice makes a rebound!

Told you so! See the last 'ice melting' fear post here, and don't forget to see all of the posts on 'melting ice.' I especially loved the scary prediction about the North Pole melting completely THAT NEVER HAPPENED!

Thanks to a rapid rebound in recent months, global sea ice levels now equal those seen 29 years ago, when the year 1979 also drew to a close.

Ice levels had been tracking lower throughout much of 2008, but rapidly recovered in the last quarter. In fact, the rate of increase from September onward is the fastest rate of change on record, either upwards or downwards.

The data is being reported by the University of Illinois's Arctic Climate Research Center, and is derived from satellite observations of the Northern and Southern hemisphere polar regions.

[From DailyTech - Sea Ice Ends Year at Same Level as 1979 ]

California: Brilliant alarmists have AGW answers

California has been featured on this blog many times, because a large number of its politicians and 'thinkers' are all too ready to adopt any crazy 'environmental solution' that comes down the pike. There's nothing wrong with wanting to save energy due to shortages in your state; however, squeaking in that little phrase "reducing greenhouse gases" immediately marries this initiative to halting global warming, a simple myth primarily designed to drive government intervention in our lives and provide wealth and power to its political proponents.

One should also be aware that manufacturers won't pay for the costs of increasing television efficiencies, as this article cleverly avoids mentioning. The article, predictably, plays up the positive: Consumers will save money on their energy bills! But consumers will pay more for the televisions (manufacturers will pass on the costs), so it's still an indirect tax on capitalist consumers.

Increasing TV energy efficiency provides a triple benefit to California by boosting the economy, lowering electricity ratepayers' utility bills and helping the state meet its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 15% by 2020, Larson said. "Every dollar spent on energy efficiency returns $2 in savings," he added.

[From Flat-screen TVs to face energy-efficiency rules in California - Los Angeles Times]

Not satisfied with their already hefty tax revenues (CA is one of the most taxed states in the country), San Francisco plans to 'protect the environment' by charging drivers to drive in areas considered 'congested.' Again, this is just a tax. Governments don't really believe in global warming either, but it's a useful scapegoat to tax your ass once more.

The plan faces opponents in the city's business community. On Dec. 22, the president of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Steve Falk, wrote in an op-ed article in The San Francisco Chronicle that such tolls amount to a "stealth tax." The headline on the article was "San Francisco Is Not London."

The economic downturn also has prompted caution. During his second inaugural address a year ago, the city's mayor, Gavin Newsom, called congestion pricing "the single greatest step we can take to protect our environment and improve our quality of life."

[From Nation & World | San Francisco considers plan to charge drivers | Seattle Times Newspaper]

EPA 'Cow Tax'

Now that the Lord Messiah Obama is due to assume power, we can probably count on this EPA plan, similar taxes, and additional expensive plans designed to "halt" the stupid hoax of global warming. Cow farts be damned! Not damned...they'll just tax them. They'll tax your ass into the ground...until you reside in a completely socialist state, unless you tell them to stick it!

One thing you can count on--they could care less about 'greenhouse gases.' To politicians like Al Gore, this is just a vehicle to more government control of your lives.

“The tax for dairy cows could be $175 per cow, and $87.50 per head of beef cattle. The tax on hogs would upwards of $20 per hog,” the release said. “Any operation with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs would have to obtain permits.”

Kate Galbraith, correspondent for The New York Times, noted on the Times’ “Green Inc.” blog that such a “proposal is far from being enacted” and that the “hysteria may be premature.”

But Rick Krause, senior director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau, warned it’s certainly feasible – especially based on the rhetoric of President-elect Barack Obama and the use of the EPA to combat global warming. Such action by an Obama administration would take an act of Congress for livestock to be exempt.

[From EPA 'Cow Tax' Could Charge $175 per Dairy Cow to Curb Greenhouse Gases]

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Dr. Roy Spencer's new web site

Another great, skeptical scientist, Dr. Roy Spencer, updated his web presence; check out his great site and blog at! For you alarmist believers out there (ahem...suckers), here's his biography. Even though Barbara Boxer was unable to broach these facts during Spencer's inquisition on Capitol Hill, please note:

Dr. Spencer’s research has been entirely supported by U.S. government agencies: NASA, NOAA, and DOE. He has never been asked by any oil company to perform any kind of service. Not even Exxon-Mobil.

Neat to see that he is an award-winning scientist who, like climate alarmist Dr. Hansen, hails from NASA. Interesting to note which NASA scientist the news media chooses to interview and mention in their continuing coverage of this scam--hint: it ain't Dr. Spencer. Instead, they've always attempted to paint Spencer as a rogue who is in the pocket of "big oil," and they never mention that he's also a respected NASA scientist!

Why won't Al Gore debate Dr. Spencer (or any other skeptical scientist or meteorologist)? Because he'd have his Nobel Prize handed to him on a silver platter; Al Gore IS A POLITICIAN--and a mediocre one at that. GORE IS NOT A SCIENTIST! He can only parrot what other alarmist scientists have fed him in his silly PowerPoint presentations, while he collects the profits from his lame speeches and carbon offset schemes.

NOW what?? Carbon dioxide is what? Necessary for life on Earth?

What are you, some kind of global warming denying right-wing extremist wacko? The polar bears are drowning!!

I can see I’m just wasting my time…sheesh.

[From 50 Years of CO2: Time for a Vision Test « Roy Spencer, Ph. D.]

Friday, January 2, 2009

Hansen: Advance socialism using AGW hoax

Moron NASA climate scare scientist Dr. Hansen shows his true colors once more. AGW is simply an assault on capitalism, plain and simple.

Climate realists around the world have contended for years that the real goal of alarmists such as Nobel Laureate Al Gore and his followers is to use the fear of man-made global warming to redistribute wealth. On Monday, one of Gore's leading scientific resources, Goddard Institute for Space Studies chief James Hansen, sent a letter to Barack and Michelle Obama specifically urging the president-elect to enact a tax on carbon emissions that would take money from higher-income Americans and distribute the proceeds to the less fortunate.
[From NASA's Hansen to Obama: Use Global Warming to Redistribute Wealth |]

2009 to be among warmest? What about 2008 prediction?

Wow! Read the article's headline below from Reuters. Now follow this link and read last year's headline that originated from the same British scientists--the headline is nearly identical. The prediction in the January 2008 article was that 2008 was going to be "one of the hottest on record." It wasn't. Another failed climate prediction. Now, "British scientists" say it will be one of the hottest in 2009; if they just keep repeating it every year, they're bound to be right eventually, LOL!

Now let's look at the problems with this, as we've done countless times on this blog. You can read about the statistical problems throughout this blog (search: statistics), but it's quite easy to summarize. Just scrutinize the term "long term average."

They define "long term" as the period of 1961 to 1990. The Earth's age is 4.5 billion years. So a period of thirty years is "long term" compared with the age of the planet? No scientist worth their weight would ever make such a proclamation. This is truly JUNK SCIENCE.

LONDON (Reuters) - Next year is set to be one of the top-five warmest on record, British climate scientists said on Tuesday.

The average global temperature for 2009 is expected to be more than 0.4 degrees celsius above the long-term average, despite the continued cooling of huge areas of the Pacific Ocean, a phenomenon known as La Nina.

That would make it the warmest year since 2005, according to researchers at the Met Office, who say there is also a growing probability of record temperatures after next year.

Currently the warmest year on record is 1998, which saw average temperatures of 14.52 degrees celsius - well above the 1961-1990 long-term average of 14 degrees celsius.
[From 2009 to be one of warmest years on record: researchers | Environment | Reuters]

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Editorial: Low sunspots equals low temperatures

Another writer points out a major problem for alarmists that we've discussed before--the Medieval Warm Period (a time of high sunspot activity). We're currently having the lowest sunspots seen since 1900. Consequently, our temperatures are cooling, much to the consternation of alarmists everywhere, who've staked their reputations and livelihoods on this global warming garbage.

Global thermometers stopped rising after 1998, and have plummeted in the last two years by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius. The 2007-2008 temperature drop was not predicted by global climate models. But it was predictable by a decline in sunspot activity since 2000.

When the sun is active, it's not uncommon to see sunspot numbers of 100 or more in a single month. Every 11 years, activity slows, and numbers briefly drop near zero. Normally sunspots return very quickly, as a new cycle begins. But this year, the start of a new cycle, the sun has been eerily quiet.

[From Today in Investor's Business Daily stock analysis and business news ]

UK environment minister: Man-made climate change a "con"

Another brave soul--surprisingly this time a politician--comes forward to state the truth. More and more non-believers are doing so, especially since the low sunspot activity (lowest since 1900) has contributed to record setting cold over the past year. Most in the U.K. disbelieve in AGW, thank God. Of course, others of academic importance are saying the same things...and being ignored.

Spending billions on trying to reduce carbon emissions is one giant con that is depriving third world countries of vital funds to tackle famine, HIV and other diseases, Sammy Wilson said.

The DUP minister has been heavily criticised by environmentalists for claiming that ongoing climatic shifts are down to nature and not mankind.

But while acknowledging his views on global warming may not be popular, the East Antrim MP said he was not prepared to be bullied by eco fundamentalists.

“I’ll not be stopped saying what I believe needs to be said about climate change,” he said.

[From Environment minister Sammy Wilson: I still think man-made climate change is a con -]

Happy New Year, Deniers!


You'll find it interesting to know that the Times Square revelers had to deal with a midnight temperature of a single degree Fahrenheit. Aww shucks!

Happy New Year everyone!