Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wilkins Ice Shelf: Old, Inaccurate News

In the event you didn’t HEAR the ASS-ociated Press when they published this SAME STORY a few weeks ago, here it is again—the Wilkins Ice Shelf fear piece. Make sure you digest this along with the “swine” flu fear mongering that’s rampant in the news right now. Speaking of the swine flu, I wonder when the first lunatic will come out and say that global warming is the cause. I’m sure we won’t have to wait for long.

This particular article, however, is chock full of little delights that are ripe for analysis and digestion. First, just as with the previous article, they fail to mention that the EASTERN ANTARCTIC’S ICE HAS GROWN, such that the total continental ice has increased, even with this western portion breaking up (this is what happens in the spring and summer anyway).

Next, they’re finally admitting HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME that this ice breaking and melting WILL NOT raise sea levels. Yay! Let’s hear it for small victories.

Last, they’re admitting that all this scrutiny of the ice has been made possible by these new satellite images—as he says ‘for the first time…we can see the demise of the ice shelf.’ What that tells me is that the previous billions of years in Earth’s history could have had this situation occur and we wouldn’t have known about it. So should we just accept, given this one time in the billions of years of Earth’s history in which we happen to be paying attention, that it is a first occurrence?!? Again, this question is elementary for any first-year statistics student in college. The answer is no, you should not accept such an assertion.

Antarctic Ice Shelf Beginning to Break Up

BERLIN — Massive ice chunks are crumbling away from a shelf in the western Antarctic Peninsula, researchers said Wednesday, warning that 1,300 square miles of ice — an area larger than Rhode Island — was in danger of breaking off in coming weeks.

The Wilkins Ice Shelf had been stable for most of the last century, but began retreating in the 1990s. Researchers believe it was held in place by an ice bridge linking Charcot Island to the Antarctic mainland.

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"There is little doubt that these changes are the result of atmospheric warming," said David Vaughan of the British Antarctic Survey.

The falling away of Antarctic ice shelves does not, in itself, raise sea levels, since the ice was already floating in the sea.

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Researchers said the quality and frequency of the ESA satellite images have allowed them to analyze the Wilkins shelf breakup far more effectively than any previous event.

"For the first time, I think, we can really begin to see the processes that have brought about the demise of the ice shelf," Vaughan said.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Prince Charles Also Hypocrite

Charlie is back in the news and showing his utter cluelessness. Only someone like him could act like a British version of Al Gore—The United States Hypocrite In-Chief.

There is no shortage of hypocrisy posts on this blog that were intended to demonstrate for the sheep out there just how dumb and mythological this global warming garbage is. This world is chock-full of idiot celebrities who champion a scientifically-corrupt environmental cause about which they know nothing; then those same celebrities and politicians proceed to emit carbon like there’s no tomorrow.

'Green initiative' by Charles will cost £80,000 and leave 53-ton carbon footprint as he flies in 12-seat private jet

Prince Charles is being accused of hypocrisy after it was revealed that he is chartering a luxury private jet for a five-day tour of Europe to promote environmental issues.

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According to experts from the Carbon Managers company, which carries out environmental audits, the aircraft's four European flights over 2,200 miles will leave a carbon footprint of 52.95 tons - nearly five times the average person's 11-ton footprint for an entire year.

Each member of Charles's party will leave a carbon footprint of 4.41 tons - 13 times more than if they had used a scheduled flight on the same type of plane, which can carry up to 156 passengers.

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Tomorrow, Charles will give a keynote speech on climate change to the Italian parliament.

From there, the Royal party will travel to the Vatican - again in a fleet of cars - where Charles will discuss the environment with Pope Benedict XVI.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Castro and Chavez: Capitalism Causing Climate Change

I've said it all along; this is what the socialists of our own country have been saying (i.e., cool off our economy to fight global warming). Just read the declarations of Obama’s Treasury Secretary, Geithner, Prince Charles, and Bill Clinton. What they really mean is what these communists of Latin America are bluntly saying: Capitalism is causing the world's ills—including climate change; only socialism will save us, which is what the more clandestine socialists and liberals of this country and the First World secretly desire. They couch it in a particular lingo and symbolism to conceal their intent, but one only has to think and dig just a little bit to see the truth. Any capitalist who says we must cool the economy (to fight a non-existent problem) is no capitalist at all.

I'm hoping America will awaken before we find ourselves living in a totalitarian state that doesn't care about us, our wants, or our desires in the least little bit. An America that doesn't care about your life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness is an America that has tossed the Constitution into the toilet.

The Declaration of Cumanรก: Capitalism 'threatens life on the planet'

2. Capitalism has caused the environmental crisis, by submitting the necessary conditions for life in the planet, to the predominance of market and profit. Each year we consume one third more of what the planet is able to regenerate. With this squandering binge of the capitalist system, we are going to need two planets Earth by the year 2030.

3. The global economic crisis, climate change, the food crisis and the energy crisis are the result of the decay of capitalism, which threatens to end life and the planet.

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7. As for climate change, developed countries are in an environmental debt to the world because they are responsible for 70% of historical carbon emissions into the atmosphere since 1750. Developed countries should pay off their debt to humankind and the planet; they should provide significant resources to a fund so that developing countries can embark upon a growth model which does not repeat the serious impacts of the capitalist industrialization.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Democrats Conspire to Protect Climate Idiot-In-Chief

I think this article from the Climate Depot pretty much speaks for itself. Democrats have decided that they don’t want to chance Gore debating someone of an antithetical, intelligent viewpoint, because they understand he’ll have his lunch handed to him.

Global warming is global garbage; it’s hogwash, plain and simple. An intelligent teenager would kick Gore’s butt in a debate on global warming. It’s no wonder that he’s refused to debate anyone, time and time again.

I think this shows exactly what liberals know about manmade climate change—it’s a scam from which they stand to benefit, and they don’t want some intelligent Englishman coming into Congress and making their climate monkey-boy look like a monkey, boy.

Report: Democrats Refuse to Allow Skeptic to Testify Alongside Gore At Congressional Hearing

'House Democrats don't want Gore humiliated' - Climate Depot Exclusive

Washington DC -- UK's Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, claimed House Democrats have refused to allow him to appear alongside former Vice President Al Gore at a high profile global warming hearing on Friday April 24, 2009 at 10am in Washington. Monckton told Climate Depot that the Democrats rescinded his scheduled joint appearance at the House Energy and Commerce hearing on Friday. Monckton said he was informed that he would not be allowed to testify alongside Gore when his plane landed from England Thursday afternoon.

“The House Democrats don't want Gore humiliated, so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face,” Monckton told Climate Depot in an exclusive interview. “They are cowards.”

Eco-Hypocrites, Including Obama

The level of hypocrisy displayed by celebrities and politicians when it comes to being “green” is boundless. Who are the biggest hypocrites? All the biggest alarmists, of course. We have Obama, Gore, McCartney, and Schwarzzenegar all displaying full-on hypocrisy while preaching to us or attempting to enact laws that will restrict our lives. How much carbon do you think Prince Charles puts out compared with the average citizen on Earth? I bet he travels a lot more than the average citizen, yet he won’t shut his trap about what we’re doing to the planet. Pick any average Hollywood celebrity (who likely spouts this manmade climate BS whenever given the chance) and I’ll show you a carbon-spewing fool.

You can be certain of this—the proposed laws and regulations to “fight global warming” won’t restrict the lives of the hypocrites, because they are wealthy and powerful—the elites. You senseless, media-believing sheep will pay for the world’s carbon transgressions, however, because this has nothing to do with carbon and everything to do with power and wealth for the elites at your expense.

Proof? What about Gore’s “carbon credit” business? This is the little scam where he sells himself carbon credits from his own business to “offset” his “carbon footprint.” So, he pays himself to keep living the same way and proclaim a guilt-free lifestyle. You morons buy it, and the media ignores his silly game.

Obama Earth Day Flights Burned More Than 9,000 Gallons Of Fuel

But Boeing says its 747 burns about 5 gallons of fuel per mile. It’s 895 miles from Washington to Des Moines, so a round trip brings the fuel consumption for the fixed-wing portion of the President’s trip to 8,950 gallons.

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President Obama could have saved at least 9,116 gallons of fuel by giving his speech at the White House – but no wind turbines are manufactured here.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pollution Helps Global Warming?!?

Well, this is a new one. Pollution helps global warming? I thought CO2 is NOW considered pollution and causes global warming! I’m sure this little bit of news will be promptly buried or ignored by the “Green Media.”

Air pollution helps plants blunt climate change: study

Cleaning up skies choked with smog and soot would sharply curtail the capacity of plants to absorb carbon dioxide and blunt global warming, according to a study released on Wednesday.

Plant life -- especially tropical forests -- soak up a quarter of all the CO2 humans spew into the atmosphere, and thus plays a critical role in keeping climate change in check.

Through photosynthesis, vegetation transforms sunlight, CO2 and water into sugar nutrients.

Common sense would suggest that air pollution in the form of microscopic particles that obstruct the Sun's rays -- a phenomenon called "global dimming" -- would hamper this process, but the new study shows the opposite is true.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sleeping Sun Baffles Dimwits

The quiet sun may be baffling astronomers, but the climate change believers (ahem…fear mongers) among them haven’t been baffled into changing their silly stances on the climate. Yes, the sun has cooled, as has the solar system. And so has our climate. For the past 11 years the global mean temperature on Earth has cooled gradually, mirroring the quiescence of solar energy. If you believe the baseline established by climate psychos (and that 1998 was our ‘hottest’ year), this hard data can’t be ignored, though everyone seems to be doing just that.

Empirical evidence since Hurricane Katrina has accumulated to the point of generating no end of revisionist statements from alarmist camps—from La Nina’s “masking” of warming to this article’s assertion: The sun’s cooling is also masking Earth’s warming, not contributing to the observed cooling. Hurricanes have simply dropped off the radar in comparison to the predictions blasted by Gore and others like him. We’ve had two record winters in a row, with snow storms continuing into this April. The ice melts heralded as ‘horrible’ in the Arctic and Antarctic were exposed as the fear tactics that they are.

This is quite silly to behold, but I guess few seem willing to think their way out of this paper bag into which the media and their manipulators have scooped them. Too many goofy looking, ugly, expensive light bulbs need to be sold. Obama’s dumb, expensive, intrusive climate plans need to be enacted. Scientific and political reputations must be salvaged. Many doubting scientists continue to keep quiet rather than risk evisceration by their colleagues. Too much rests on the continuation of this lie for anyone to admit they are wrong.

I’m sorry to tell this chap what he’s ignoring—the Earth’s global temperature “rise” has already reversed (for more than a decade), and the empirical evidence (and scientific data) continues trumpeting a tune that he prefers not to hear: There is NO GLOBAL WARMING AS A RESULT OF CO2. There never was and there never will be.

'Quiet Sun' baffling astronomers

Last year, it was expected that it would have been hotting up after a quiet spell. But instead it hit a 50-year year low in solar wind pressure, a 55-year low in radio emissions, and a 100-year low in sunspot activity.

According to Prof Louise Hara of University College London, it is unclear why this is happening or when the Sun is likely to become more active again.

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"Others are suggesting we'll be going into another minimum period - this is a big scientific debate at the moment."

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In the mid-17th Century, a quiet spell - known as the Maunder Minimum - lasted 70 years, and led to a "mini ice-age".

This has resulted in some people suggesting that a similar cooling might offset the impact of climate change.

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He added that the current slight dimming of the Sun is not going to reverse the rise in global temperatures caused by the burning of fossil fuels.

"What we are seeing is consistent with a global temperature rise, not that the Sun is coming to our aid."

Media Scares Kids Then Marvels at Itself

Of course kids are worried. How could they not be? This is incredible. The media hypes and hypes the lie of manmade climate change for years, and schools start teaching it as gospel. Children begin to fear what they’re being told—the stupid misinformation that ‘we’re destroying the planet with capitalism.’ Then the news media polls them and reports their fears as news?!? Another instance of the news media conjuring the news out of thin air.

But we shouldn’t be too surprised. The media has often told us what to think and then polled us later on to ensure their indoctrination campaign was effective. It has worked for years. That’s what’s so interesting about the climate myth—people are rejecting it because they’re beginning to see the stupidity of it all, irrespective of the climate crusade playing out in certain media circles.

If the poll results don't match the agenda, they simply DO NOT report the results.

Remember this post that talked about how teachers must be allowed to teach our kids this climate fear garbage? I, for one, will be properly educating my children on what the media does and how people should think for themselves only after thorough research. This is true for anything—politics, issues, science, etc. Science is about debate AT IT’S CORE; I will teach my kids to never believe anyone who says that debate in science must be shutdown because one side of the debate has deemed itself ‘correct’ and that it is an unassailable ‘consensus.’ Remember that the mavericks in science are those who make history…not the consensuses.

Also notice the name of this web site: “Treehugger.com.” This site is run by Discovery (e.g., Discovery Channel, etc.), which is an open advocate of manmade climate change as unassailable truth. And as has been pointed out here and in several other places that the media refuses to address, manmade climate change is full of holes and quite assailable. It’s not, as the media pretends, a foregone conclusion.

No Kidding, One in Three Children Fear Earth Apocalypse

There's a new bogeyman lurking in the closet, and this one isn't imaginary. Us. One out of three children aged 6 to 11 fears that Ma Earth won't exist when they grow up, while more than half—56 percent—worry that the planet will be a blasted heath (or at least a very unpleasant place to live), according to a new survey.

Commissioned by Habitat Heroes and conducted by Opinion Research, the telephone survey polled a national sample of 500 American preteens—250 males and 250 females.

Monday, April 20, 2009

GASP!: Obama's Energy Secretary Predicts Certain Doom

Well, Secretary Steven Chu has jumped on the goofball bandwagon along with Al Gore, Dr. Hansen, and Prince Charles. They’re all part of the same cult—the Cult of Global Warming Doom. And why? Well, there are currently substantial barriers to the policies they want to enact (like public doubt), and public fear is the only way these Draconian measures will happen—public fear which can drive political action.

Please read the last three paragraphs I included from the article; they contain the only responses really needed for this idiotic hogwash. Just remember: Experienced, educated weather forecasters can’t ACCURATELY predict what the weather will be like five days from today. Yet, these climate alarmists and opportunists have been deemed so smart (with their human-made computer models) that we’re to believe them when they say what our worldwide climate will be 100 years from now.

PUH-LEAAZZZEEEE!!!! The climate is far more complex than mere weather—thousands of additional variables, both known and unknown. More fear to be found in the GASP! series and Dr. Brignell’s warmlist.

Energy Secretary Offers Dire Global Warming Prediction

Speaking at the Summit of the Americas in the Carribean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Steven Chu says some islands could disappear if water levels rise as a result of greenhouse-gas induced climate change.

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- Caribbean nations face "very, very scary" rises in sea level and intensifying hurricanes, and Florida, Louisiana and even northern California could be overrun with rising water levels due to global warming triggered by carbon-based greenhouse gases, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Saturday.

Chu's comments followed meetings with environmental ministers attending the fifth Summit of the Americas. He did not shy away from the most perilous predictions about the potential effects of global warming.

He said global temperatures have already risen by 0.8 degree Centigrade, that another 1 degree increase was certain to occur and "there's a reasonable probability we can go above 4 degrees Centigrade to 5 and 6 more."

Chu painted a dire picture of the implications.

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"Secretary Chu's assertions on sea level rise and hurricanes are quite simply being proven wrong by the latest climate data. As the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute reported in December 12, 2008: There is 'no evidence for accelerated sea-level rise.'"

Morano said hurricane activity levels in both hemispheres of the globe are at 30 years lows and hurricane experts like MIT's Kerry Emanuel and Tom Knutson of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration "are now backing off their previous dire predictions.”

He said Chu is out of date on the science and is promoting unverified and alarming predictions that have already been proven contrary.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Antarctic Melting? Not So Fast!

Ice melt fears feature prominently in the empirical arguments of global warming alarmists. However, as shown time and again on this blog and others, they’re full of crap.

Now comes a story from the Australian News.com which puts this fear-mongering into perspective. The Wilkins Ice Shelf in the Western Antarctic was alarmingly trumpeted in the news recently for its apparent melting, but the same article made no comment on the Eastern Antarctic WHICH IS GROWING. Once again, the media tries to spin stories by the facts they leave out—same continent with two different stories, and which side does the media jump on? The one that points to warming, of course. The story is the same in the Arctic; ice is getting thicker, not shrinking like some media stories have asserted and predicted.

In reality, the Antarctic Continent is cooling as a whole. But the EPA and other like-minded environmentalist fruitcakes and opportunists only have so much time remaining to get the maximum socialist benefit out of this scam.

Antarctic ice is growing, not melting away

Ice is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap.

The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indicate there is no large-scale melting of ice over most of Antarctica, although experts are concerned at ice losses on the continent's western coast.

Antarctica has 90 percent of the Earth's ice and 80 percent of its fresh water, The Australian reports. Extensive melting of Antarctic ice sheets would be required to raise sea levels substantially, and ice is melting in parts of west Antarctica. The destabilization of the Wilkins ice shelf generated international headlines this month.

During April Winter Storms, EPA Moves To “Halt Warming”

The looney tunes at the EPA are pressing ahead with their Draconian, anti-capitalist measures, and because of the Democrat-Obama takeover that recently occurred in our government, there doesn’t appear to be much standing in their way of succeeding.

Remember, prominent liberals of all persuasions went on record in the media within the last year stating that we had to cool our economy to fight global warming (look at previous posts about Clinton, Prince Charles, and Geithner). They got their wish, and no media outlet is doing their job and asking the tough follow-up questions: Are you pleased that the economy is now in the toilet?

This EPA-liberal alliance to regulate poot gases will only harm the economy further—not strengthen it. And they’ve told us that this is what they want.

EPA moves toward climate change regulations

WASHINGTON — In a major reversal of years of government policy, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed regulating greenhouse-gas emissions to combat global warming.

"In both magnitude and probability, climate change is an enormous problem," concluded EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson in a 130-page report. She found that projected levels of greenhouse gases "endanger the public health and welfare of current and future generations."

The finding came two years after the Supreme Court ruled the EPA had the authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions under the Clean Air Act.

Now the battle shifts from whether the gases should be regulated to how. The EPA's announcement puts pressure on Congress to enact its own restrictions this year, rather than leave all decisions up to the EPA.

New pollution limits seen for cars, big plants

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cars, power plants and factories could all soon face much tougher pollution limits.

The government took a major step in that direction Friday, concluding that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases "endanger public health and welfare" under federal clean air laws, that they help cause climate change, or global warming and pose an enormous threat "in both magnitude and probability."

Meanwhile, in the very same news cycle, we see these empirical findings:

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow -- in April (Storm brings rain, strong winds to Las Vegas region)

Storm to grind on into Saturday (A strong spring storm will continue to move over Colorado on Saturday. Heavy, wet snow is expected for many areas with the most significant accumulation in the foothills and down near Monument Hill.)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Obama Flies Chef 850 Miles to Make Pizza

Oh yeah, he really cares about the environment. Wonder what the carbon cost of this pizza was?

BARACK Obama liked a restaurant’s pizzas so much he has flown the chef 850 miles to make some at the White House.
The US President got a taste for Chris Sommers’ pizza while campaigning in St Louis, Missouri, last year.

After Mr Obama’s election win, Chris offered to deliver frozen pizzas to the White House but was told he couldn’t because of security concerns.

[From Barack Obama's 850 mile pizza run | The Sun |News]

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Obama To Block Sun's Rays!

Yep, he's our lord and savior, folks. Oh, thank you, thank you for saving us, Lord President!

I can't even believe this article exists and is ACTUALLY serious. I guess Al Gore wasn’t kidding when he said that Obama had only a short time left to ‘save us.’ Puhhh-leazzzze! Throw this one on top of the ‘dumb solutions to global warming’ pile. Note the last sentence I highlighted below and remember that a ‘total melting of the North Pole’ was predicted for last summer (2008)—AND IT NEVER HAPPENED.  

They just keep predicting the complete melting of the Arctic every year as if they’ll somehow manifest it into being, and the news media refuses to put two-and-two together.

Not too sure when the people of the world are going to wake up; I can’t believe people are really this stupid.

Obama May Block Sun's Rays to End Global Warming

WASHINGTON — The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air.

John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed.

One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays. Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort.

"It's got to be looked at," he said. "We don't have the luxury of taking any approach off the table."

Holdren outlined several "tipping points" involving global warming that could be fast approaching.

Once such milestones are reached, such as complete loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic, it increases chances of "really intolerable consequences," he said.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

POTUS BHO Continues Climate Push

Looks like our lord and savior--who while in Turkey recently decided to AGAIN refer to himself as “Barack HUSSEIN Obama” in order to make points with Muslims who hate us--is not going to stop pushing this ridiculous climate change BS. I hope Americans are waking up out there and sensing the seizure of power and wealth that is occurring with this “new government of hope.” “YES HE CAN” take your money and do with it what he will. Yes he can fire the President of GM. When you’re the lord and savior and can lean back on ‘fixing what the previous administration did’ every 5 seconds, you can get away with a lot.

The truth is that he knows Americans—even those in his own party—will eventually balk. That’s why he’s been trying to get so much done in such a short period of time. The grace period only lasts so long.

He’s correct below. Americans will eventually resist this stupidity; it is going to be hard, and I pray that his climate policies do not succeed. Meanwhile, it’s still winter in the Midwest with heavy snow falling…in April! Contrast that with the portents of doom at the Arctic and Antarctic.

Obama Touts U.S. Participation in Global Talks on Climate Change

President Obama on Tuesday laid out his intentions for sweeping changes in how Americans use energy, conceding it will not be easy or popular, but noting that he wants the U.S. to participate in talks on the successor to the United Nations' Kyoto Protocol.

President Obama on Tuesday laid out his intentions for sweeping changes in how Americans use energy, conceding it will not be easy or popular, but noting that he wants the U.S. to participate in talks on the successor to the United Nations' Kyoto Protocol.

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Obama conceded that it will be costly as well as difficult to get the U.S. Congress to tax all carbon emissions from power plants and refineries -- part of a long term plan to cap the total amount of carbon emissions, then impose steady reductions over time. The problem, as the president said, is that plan would force American factories and utilities to engage in massive and expensive changes.

"If you say to a power plant, you have to produce energy in a different way, and that costs them money, then they want to pass that cost on to consumers, which means everybody's electricity prices go up -- and that is something that is not very popular," he said.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Especially Thin Ice This Spring? What About Last?

Coincidentally, we saw similar fear stories last spring. Are they different? Not really? They're all wrong. Predictions of doom failed to appear as forecast last year too. This one is a variation on last year's story about 'new' ice versus 'old' ice.

No matter the good news, the alarmist scientists have a way of twisting empirical data to their ends.

Arctic Ice Especially Thin This Spring, Scientists Say

WASHINGTON — The Arctic is treading on thinner ice than ever before.

Researchers say that as spring begins, more than 90 percent of the sea ice in the Arctic is only 1 or 2 years old. That makes it thinner and more vulnerable than at anytime in the past three decades, according to researchers with NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado.

"We're not set up well for summertime," ice data center scientist Walt Meier said Monday. "We're in a very precarious situation."


Saturday, April 4, 2009

GASP!: Ice Shelf Breaking Away

The AP is back at it, this time with the semiannual to annually recurring ‘ice chunk breaking away due to global warming’ story. Instead of focusing like the recent previous story did on the Arctic, this one moves to the South Pole.

I guess they will keep this up until we doubters are worn down from the sheer volume of misinformation, but I don’t see any hope of that happening. I will fight this mass stupidity until I no longer breathe.

There is no end to the ice melting, ice breaking, ice cracking, ice floating, and associated coastal flooding news stories out there to stoke your climate terror. Last summer, they told us that the North Pole would melt away completely…and it didn’t happen. Another failed fear-evoking prediction. Check the GASP! series and the warmlist for more AGW-related fear.

Massive Ice Shelf About to Break Away From Antarctic Coast

PARIS — A massive ice shelf anchored to the Antarctic coast by a narrow and quickly deteriorating ice bridge could break away soon, the European Space Agency warned Friday.

The Paris-based agency said satellite images show the bridge that connects the Wilkins Ice Shelf to Charcot and Latady Islands "looks set to collapse."

"The beginning of what appears to be the demise of the ice bridge began this week when new rifts" appeared and a large block of ice broke away, it said.

The Wilkins Ice Shelf — which like the rest of Antarctic's ice sheet "was formed by thousands of years of accumulated and compacted snow" — had been stable for most of the last century before it began retreating in the 1990s, the statement said.

Friday, April 3, 2009

GASP!: Arctic Ice Now Gone in 30 Years?

First, this story is from AP, which is famous for its global warming fear pieces. Second, notice that they’re saying that ice is melting faster now and will be worse than expected because ‘COMPLEX COMPUTER MODELS OF WEATHER AND CLIMATE’ said so. When the investigator has preconceived conclusions about climate and humankind’s affect on it, any computer model that investigator designs will be compromised, and only data that seems to support a conclusion will be considered. No investigator, thus far, has gone to the Arctic to DISPROVE global warming! They all go to verify it exists; as a result, they find that for which they’re looking.

No computer model, however complex one designs it, can ever account for the complexity of nature—with incalculable variables--many unknown or unconsidered--of every description. Just look at Dr. Hansen’s own errors to see how easy it is to skew collected data towards one’s own opinions; warmaholics don’t like being shown the errors of their ways.

There’s one good thing about the modification of this prediction. Many of us will still be around to realize how wrong they were. One need not wait until then, however. There are already many examples of failed prophecy with regard to global warming catastrophes.

Of course, I predict that global warming will be a long forgotten fad in 30 years; it will waft and linger in our collective consciousness only if we allow politicians to utterly destroy our economic health for the sake of a lie.

Melting ice has been a constant mantra of global warming fear from the beginning. If you want to follow the history of the media’s incessant melting ice fear (and tons of other imagined fears associated with the myth of global warming), please read the GASP! series and the warmlist.

Study: Arctic Sea Ice Melting Faster Than Anticipated

Arctic sea ice is melting so fast most of it could be gone in 30 years. A new analysis of changing conditions in the region, using complex computer models of weather and climate, says conditions that had been forecast by the end of the century could occur much sooner.

A change in the amount of ice is important because the white surface reflects sunlight back into space. When ice is replaced by dark ocean water that sunlight can be absorbed, warming the water and increasing the warming of the planet.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cooler Sun = Cooler Temperatures?

Here we go again with talk on low sunspots. Consequently, “global warming’s” decline has mirrored the depression in sunspot activity. Why isn’t anyone asking the simple question: Is there a correlation between global mean temperature and solar activity? No, because that might endanger the pipedream of a CO2-driven climate system. Instead, we’re fed an unending stream of revisionist reasons on why we’ve seen such cooler temperatures—the oft mentioned “masked global warming.”

Why in the heck would anyone think that solar weather has anything to do with temperatures on Terra Firma, or any of the other planets for that matter?

The answer is YOU WOULDN’T…if you’re a news-believing moron.

Deep Solar Minimum

April 1, 2009: The sunspot cycle is behaving a little like the stock market. Just when you think it has hit bottom, it goes even lower.

2008 was a bear. There were no sunspots observed on 266 of the year's 366 days (73%). To find a year with more blank suns, you have to go all the way back to 1913, which had 311 spotless days: plot. Prompted by these numbers, some observers suggested that the solar cycle had hit bottom in 2008.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lord Monckton to US Congress: AGW a Myth

Lord Monckton is back in the news (barely), and God bless him, he told our stupid Congress what they needed to hear. What U.S. newspaper covers it? A little Alabama newspaper.

US Congress told global warming is a myth

The United States Congress has been told to ignore President Barack Obama's carbon emission plan.

The Energy and Environment Subcommittee has heard from a British aristocrat, Lord Christopher Walter Monckton, that climate change does not exist.

Monckton, who has long believed climate change is myth, is a member of a movement that has argued there is no statistically significant global warming.

Saying green jobs are purely a euphemism for mass unemployment, he told Congress members that adaptation to climate change is unnecessary.