Thursday, February 11, 2010

NYT: Global Warming Causing Cooling and Warming

As predicted, the NYT steps into the fray to show their usual lefty colors. But they at least utter one truth—the cold, wintery, record-setting weather being experienced in the U.S. right now no more predicts cooling as the heat wave in Rio or lack of snow in Vancouver predicts warming. I wrote about this briefly the other day; unusual weather events have always occurred since record-keeping began. Just pick up an old almanac from the pre-industrial age if you don’t believe me.

So, can we finally admit that empirical data—often used by global warming alarmists when it supports their case (e.g., Gore’s hurricanes, Kerry’s tornados, heat waves, ice melts, etc.)—is useless in this discussion? Otherwise, skeptics like myself will tout cooler weather events (like those happening right now in the U.S. and other parts of the world) as antithetical arguments to prove a point; the point is that alarmists want to cherry-pick empirical observations to which the world pays attention, and that’s extremely disingenuous.

Instead, let’s look at the climate scientists in whom we’ve totally placed our trust to guide and propel MAJOR alterations in world governance, economies, politics, and energy consumption. These are the professionals who are supposed to uphold the highest ethics and give us nothing but untainted, unbiased scientific fact. However, scandal after scandal is currently rocking the main players in the climatology establishment (i.e., the U.N.’s IPCC and the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University), who are MOSTLY responsible for driving the climate hysteria through advocacy and political bias (much of their “evidence” IS NOT BASED IN FACT at all). Al Gore himself was recently caught in a whopper about ice melts, and it was shown that he just made that prediction up out of thin air; this is the messiah of global warming to whom the world exalts as an ultimate purveyor of climate truth, and he’s a liar.

Curious in the second story that the NYT is near collapse (as well as most other liberal news outlets), while more centrist-to-conservative outlets are doing just fine.

Skeptics of global warming are using the record-setting snows to mock those who warn of dangerous human-driven climate change — this looks more like global cooling, they taunt.

Most climate scientists respond that the ferocious storms are consistent with forecasts that a heating planet will produce more frequent and more intense weather events.

But some independent climate experts say the blizzards in the Northeast no more prove that the planet is cooling than the lack of snow in Vancouver or the downpours in Southern California prove that it is warming.

[From Climate-Change Debate Is Heating Up in Deep Freeze -]

NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - The New York Times Co (NYT.N) warned on Wednesday that print newspaper advertising will continue to decline, sending shares down nearly 9 percent, even as the company slashed costs to reach a higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit.

The results, like that of other U.S. newspaper publishers, show that revenue declines are easing as the economy improves and advertisers are taking ginger steps back into the market. Even so, they are reducing what they spend on print media anyway, keeping newspapers' long-term futures uncertain.

[From UPDATE 3-New York Times ad outlook dim, shares fall | Reuters]