Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Germans Hoard Old-Fashioned Light Bulbs

Covered the newfangled global warming light bulbs back in Februrary 2008. Attention environmentalist nazi psychos: People don't want to use your stupid curlycue light bulbs to fight a nonexistent problem.

The staggered phase out of energy-wasting light bulbs begins on Sept. 1 in Germany. The unpopularity of the energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs that will replace them is leading consumers and retailers to start hoarding the traditional bulbs.

As the Sept. 1 deadline for the implementation of the first phase of the EU's ban on incandescent light bulbs approaches, shoppers, retailers and even museums are hoarding the precious wares -- and helping the manufacturers make a bundle.

[From Getting Around the EU Ban: Germans Hoarding Traditional Light Bulbs - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International]

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Cult of Global Warming

Another scientist speaks out, this time from Australia. Will he be heard? Of course global warming is a cult and fad. Or will the psychos stick with 'consensus' as if there are no dissenting smart people out there?

Geologist Ian Plimer takes a contrary view, arguing that man-made climate change is a con trick perpetuated by environmentalists


Ian Plimer has outraged the ayatollahs of purist environmentalism, the Torquemadas of the doctrine of global warming, and he seems to relish the damnation they heap on him.

Plimer is a geologist, professor of mining geology at Adelaide University, and he may well be Australia's best-known and most notorious academic.

Plimer, you see, is an unremitting critic of "anthropogenic global warming" -- man-made climate change to you and me -- and the current environmental orthodoxy that if we change our polluting ways, global warming can be reversed.

[From Global warming is the new religion of First World urban elites ]

Coldest Chicago July Since 1942

Empirical evidence mounts and mounts. Meanwhile, Congress continues pursuing expensive legislation that will COST ONLY YOU. Don't be fooled by the 'tax the rich' gimmick. The rich own the businesses, so they'll respond by laying off people and raising the prices of their products.

CHICAGO (CBS) ― Near Record Cold July Means Shrinking Bills


Have you left your air conditioner in the closet this summer, and worn long pants more often than shorts? If so, you may not be surprised to find out that Chicago is seeing its coldest July in more than 65 years.

The National Weather Service says 2009 has seen the coldest July since the official recording station was moved away from the lakefront in 1942. The average temperature this month in Chicago has been a mere 68.9 degrees.

[From Chicago Area Sees Coldest July Since 1942; Average Temperature Only 68.9 Degrees - ]

Monday, July 27, 2009

Canadian Astronaut: Earth Looks Harmed by Humans

Talk about your dumb empirical exclamations. How does one quantitate 'looks melted a bit'? When this guy has orbited, observed, and measured for 200 years, then we'll talk (or how about 150,000 years...of which the Earth has had 30,000 distinct periods). That's a lot of lost observation to be issuing a blanket stupid environmentalist wacko proclamation like this one. Need some more stupid fear based on nothing? Read the GASP! series and Dr. Brignell's warmlist.

Since he can get away with this empirical observation, what about the 3,000 record low July temps for this month in the U.S. alone? Sure is a cool place to be so harmed by us humans.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 26 (Reuters) - A Canadian astronaut aboard the International Space Station said on Sunday it looks like Earth's ice caps have melted a bit since he was last in orbit 12 years ago.

Bob Thirsk, who is two months into a planned six-month stay aboard the station, said he is mostly in awe when he looks out the window, particularly at the sliver of atmosphere wrapped around the planet.

"It's a very thin veil of atmosphere around the Earth that keeps us alive," Thirsk said during an in-flight news conference. "Most of the time when I look out the window I'm in awe. But there are some effects of the human destruction of the Earth as well."

[From Earth bears scars of human destruction - astronaut | Reuters]

Sunday, July 26, 2009

3,000 Record LOW U.S. Temps in July

How is ALL of this possible if the Earth is warming? It's simple--the Earth isn't warming. Climate does change: It warms, it cools. It's cyclical. Empirical evidence for the last few years is clear. The Earth hasn't warmed since 1998. So much for that "theory."

The period of July 17-20 was the worst, with over 1,600 stations breaking records. It's worth noting that these stats include all records across the nation. Of the record lows, through July 20th (thanks to William Schmitz @ SERCC, check out their Twitter Feed), this was the regional breakdown:

Nationwide: 966
Southeast (AL/GA/FL/NC/SC/VA): 248
Northeast (MD/DE/PA/NJ/NY/CT/RI/MA/NH/VT/ME): 193

[From News & Blogs: Jesse Ferrell Blog]

Thursday, July 23, 2009

GASP!: Military At War Over Climate

It seems that stupidity is a common trait among failed Democrat POTUS candidates. John Kerry, who blamed a tornado outbreak on global warming (really dumb), now says the U.S. military will be forced to fight because of climate change.

Can you see clearly now how they must rely on simple fear in attempt to drive YOU SHEEP OUT THERE to support their boondoggle?

Look at the first paragraph. What is all that TERROR designed to do to the reader? You must ask yourself if you believe in all this? You must ask yourself whether you're being had for nefarious ends? We're having record cold weather in the summer; they know their little scam is in grave danger.

To get a further idea of the ridiculousness of all this, please read the warmlist and our GASP! series.

WASHINGTON -- Massive crop devastation, melting glaciers, water shortages, millions of displaced people -- all of these will drag the US military into conflict if global climate change goes unchecked, a Senate panel was warned today.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, convened by Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, focused on what so far has received only modest attention in the climate change debate: the effect it is bound to have on national defense.

[From Kerry panel looks at climate change and national security - National Politics Blog - Political Intelligence -]

Federal Monopsony Has Bought NOTHING For $79B

Yes, that's right...after $79 BILLION we're left with Al Gore giving us PowerPoint shows and proclaiming that Hurricane Katrina was a result of global warming--a proclamation by a layman based on an empirical observation. Meanwhile, the hurricane seasons have dropped off the map and LOWER temperature records are being set everywhere. The empirical data pile is now firmly in the hands of climate realists, with the understanding that it's the science that matters. And scientific data is preened and carefully released to bolster a climate change as a real threat; frankly, opposing scientific data (there's a lot) is mocked or ignored.

Why? Follow the dollars to find the rat. This news story exposes the dollars portion of that equation.

Science and Technology News

Government monopsony distorts climate science, says SPPI
The climate industry is costing taxpayers $79 billion and counting

Washington, DC 7/22/2009 09:12 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

The Science and Public Policy Institute announces the publication of Climate Money, a study by Joanne Nova revealing that the federal Government has a near-monopsony on climate science funding. This distorts the science towards self-serving alarmism. Key findings:

Ø      The US Government has spent more than $79 billion of taxpayers’ money since 1989 on policies related to climate change, including science and technology research, administration, propaganda campaigns, foreign aid, and tax breaks. Most of this spending was unnecessary.

Ø      Despite the billions wasted, audits of the science are left to unpaid volunteers. A dedicated but largely uncoordinated grassroots movement of scientists has sprung up around the globe to test the integrity of “global warming” theory and to compete with a lavishly-funded, highly-organized climate monopsony. Major errors have been exposed again and again.

[From Government monopsony distorts climate science, says SPPI ]

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Gore's Hometown: Record Cold July

And as Drudge so eloquently put it, Nashville is Al Gore's hometown. LOL! Empirical evidence is destined to deal this scam a deathblow.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cool weather has broken a previous low temperature for July 21 in Nashville that was set when Rutherford B. Hayes was president.

When the temperature at the National Weather Service station dipped to 58 degrees at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, it wiped out the previous record low for the date of 60 degrees, which was set in 1877.

[From Coolest July 21 recorded in Nashville as cool wave continues in Tenn. - WHNT]

Animal Death-Watch: Now Fish Shrink

First it was sheep. Now it is fish. See the Animal Death-Watch series, GASP! series and warmlist for more global warming absurdity.

Smaller fish tend to produce fewer eggs. They also provide less sustenance for predators - including humans - which could have significant implications for the food chain and ecosystem.

A similar shrinking effect was recently documented in Scottish sheep and Daufresne said it is possible that global warming could have "a significant impact on organisms in general."

[From Fish are shrinking in response to global warming: study]

Monday, July 20, 2009

Clinton Apologizes to India for Climate Transgressions

I've had it! I'm tired of these apologists--going to every country on Earth and apologizing for how awful the United States is in any given political subject. We are NOT! If we were so awful, Iraqi youth wouldn't be mimicking our culture right now.

Global warming is not REAL, Hillary. Kind of like your career and experience--not REAL!

"We acknowledge now with President Obama that we have made mistakes in the United States, and we along with other developed countries have contributed most significantly to the problem that we face with climate change," she said. "We are hoping a great country like India will not make the same mistakes."

[From The Associated Press: Sec. Clinton visits India, urges help vs. terror]

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Zealand's Record Summer Cold

More and more empirical data mounts (this time it’s New Zealand again), but the alarmist believers, both within and without the media, keep ignoring the evidence and issuing ridiculous predictions and writing new business-killing environmental laws. Sure hope Americans wake up from their Beatle-esque cult-of-personality stupor before too long and throw these morons out of office.

May the coldest on record, Niwa figures show

Wairarapa certainly played its part in the record-breaking chill that gripped the country during May, with Martinborough plunged into gloom courtesy of a paltry 92 hours of sunshine.

Niwa senior climate scientist Georgina Griffiths said May "broke records from one end of the country to the other - it was the coldest May on record", and there was nothing much to toast in the South Wairarapa wine village, which registered 69 percent of normal sunshine hours for May - the lowest figure for the town since records began.

"In May, Martinborough was gray, gloomy and depressing," she said.

"In June, the east coast strips of both islands were gloomy while sun shone around the rest of the country, like Hamilton which had record sunshine hours," Ms Griffiths said.

The Oracle, Prince Charles, Modifies Climate Prediction...AGAIN

Once upon a time (in May 2008), Prince Charles--brilliant climate scientist and politically-clever royal who left Princess Diana for...ahem--declared that we had 18 months to save the world. Now over a year later with time enough to weigh the numerous technical variables that went into his previous prediction, Charles now says we have 96 months to save the Earth.

Really, do I need to say anything else about Charles or Al Gore or Dr. Hansen? They've so thoroughly discredited themselves as climate soothsayers that even the greatest moron among us should be able to figure it out.

Capitalism and consumerism have brought the world to the brink of economic and environmental collapse, the Prince of Wales has warned in a grandstand speech which set out his concerns for the future of the planet.

The heir to the throne told an audience of industrialists and environmentalists at St James's Palace last night that he had calculated that we have just 96 months left to save the world.

And in a searing indictment on capitalist society, Charles said we can no longer afford consumerism and that the "age of convenience" was over.

[From Just 96 months to save world, says Prince Charles - Green Living, Environment - The Independent]

Empirical Cold Continues Into Summer

More and more empirical evidence stories that continue the steady drone of the AGW myth's demise. In North Dakota:

With a summer like this, you can`t tell my Dad there`s global warming.

"I think Al Gore and his group should be out here and tell us about this global warming stuff. I think he might have a change of mind. We`ve had a cool July,” says Orlan Dreyer, Willow City Farmer

July mornings aren`t supposed to be 50 degrees, but once again today, we`re seeing temperatures well below normal. With two inches of rain on my wheat crop in the last two weeks, we have plenty of moisture to carry us for awhile.

[From On The Farm: Nick`s Wheat on KFYR-TV North Dakota's NBC News Leader]

Same story in Wisconsin:  

If you have plans to visit a waterpark on Friday, the trip could be more chilling than thrilling.
Record low high temperatures are forecast for southern Wisconsin on Friday as a very cool Canadian air mass covers the region.

The high on Friday is only expected to be in the low 60s, which would be under the record coldest high temperature in Madison for July 17 of 67 degrees, set in 1900.

[From news: Record cold predicted for Friday ]

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Why Cap-and-Trade Will Fail

Even some very liberal Democrats in the Senate, just as in the House, are opposed to this monstrous, business-killing, anti-capitalist nonsense. Even old Senator Byrd, who admittedly represents a major coal producing state, comes down against President Obama's socialistic support of radical environmentalism.

Frankly, though it's not politically correct to admit it, most thinking people know this is a fad of the moment and is NOT REAL. It’s a power grab and a wealth grab—plain and simple. There is no global warming caused by mankind; it's ridiculous but has become this unassailable myth. Want to be ostracized by your liberal friends? Just dare say that global warming doesn't stand scientifically or in terms of commonsense. Just look at all the empirical data of the past two years that the media continually ignores. Just look at the fact that temperatures since 1998 (if you believe the baseline) have descended. Just look at the fact that Al Gore is a complete idiot.

The believer alarmists don't want their little boondoggle disturbed.

Byrd Blasts ‘Cap and Trade’

WHEELING - He is not yet back to work in the Senate chamber, but U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd is opposing "cap and trade" legislation pushed by the Obama administration.

The 91-year-old Byrd, D-W.Va., was released from an unidentified Washington, D.C. hospital last week after a month-long stay for a staph infection. He expects to return to the chamber before the Senate begins debate on "cap and trade" - which is tentatively set for this fall, according to Byrd's office.

"I cannot support the House bill in its present form," Byrd said in a statement. "I continue to believe that clean coal can be a 'green' energy. Those of us who understand coal's great potential in our quest for energy independence must continue to work diligently in shaping a climate bill that will ensure access to affordable energy for West Virginians. I remain bullish about the future of coal, and am so very proud of the miners who labor and toil in the coalfields of West Virginia."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Gore Insults Churchill

In essence, Gore is calling himself Churchill (he only wishes he was a fourth of the leader that Churchill was) and seeks to imply that climate skeptics are subject to brainwashing much like the German public was seduced by the Nazis.

This latest exclamation from Gore is so full of monkey-moron-horse-crap that I’m having trouble deciding where to start. First, attempting to call climate skeptics ‘ignorant’ when you’re the biggest ignoramus to ever receive a Nobel Prize is fairly hypocritical. Second, comparing skeptics’ doubt of manmade climate change to the world’s blindness to Hitler in the 1930s and 40s is equally stupid and illogical.

Why? Because Hitler was a REAL THREAT who KILLED MILLIONS. Global warming is NOT REAL and has KILLED NO ONE! Why won’t Al Gore debate a scientific authority on climate? If he’s so brilliant, surely he could hold his own. I’m sure his Power Point slides would do the trick; they were enough to convince some REAL IGNORAMUSES that Gore deserved a Nobel Prize and Oscar.

On the contrary, Gore avoids debate whenever he can and seeks sycophants who will make him feel good about his own stupid scam.

Al Gore invokes spirit of Churchill in battle against climate change

Al Gore invoked the spirit of Winston Churchill yesterday when he urged political leaders to follow the example of Britain’s wartime leader in the battle against climate change.

The former US Vice-President accused governments around the world of exploiting ignorance about the dangers of global warming to avoid taking difficult decisions.


Mr Gore admitted that it was difficult to persuade the public that the threat from climate change was as urgent as that from Hitler.

Politics Masquerades As Science

Don't think this global warming BS is repackaged politics masqueraded as unassailable science? Read on. As has been pointed out many times, this is a simple liberal-versus-conservative class warfare tactic that aims to bolster socialism and deal a blow to capitalism.

Climate change (that IS NOT manmade) has nothing to do with who emits more greenhouse gases, because Al Gore is about the biggest emitter in the world and escapes liberal scrutiny because: 1) he's a father of the global warming movement and endlessly honored as such; 2) he's a big, fat liberal himself; and 3) he buys carbon credits (from his own carbon credit he's buying nothing).

He's the prime example of the new climate alarmism business model.

New climate strategy: track the world's wealthiest

WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) - To fairly divide the climate change fight between rich and poor, a new study suggests basing targets for emission cuts on the number of wealthy people, who are also the biggest greenhouse gas emitters, in a country.

Since about half the planet's climate-warming emissions come from less than a billion of its people, it makes sense to follow these rich folks when setting national targets to cut carbon dioxide emissions, the authors wrote on Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Unusually Cool NYC

More empirical evidence. More media blind eyes, except for the weather reporters. Once again, only the empirical data that backs up the theory of global warming is reported. Any contrary evidence is ignored. <whistle, whistle…go away cool June New York City—you’re supposed to be hot right now!>











Animal Death-Watch: Shrinking Sheep

I hadn't seen an article like this in a while, so it was overdue. This time--added atop the huge mound of animal extinctions and natural modifications claimed at the hands of global warming--Scottish sheep are believed "shrinking" at the hands of a warming climate.

The only things shrinking are the public's belief in this global warming garbage and the size of the alarmists' brains.

And yep…it’s the LA Times. Many more like this to read in the Animal Death-Watch series and the warmlist.

LA Times: Sheep getting smaller in Scotland due to climate change, study says

Along with polar icecaps and sandy beaches, sheep on a remote Scottish island are gradually shrinking as a result of global warming, according to a study published today in the journal Science. The finding offers unusual proof that large animals are already evolving to adapt to changes wrought by climate change, experts said.

The average weight of sheep in the feral flock has been falling nearly 3 ounces per year since 1985, the researchers reported. The cumulative effect has been a 5% reduction in total body size.