Monday, January 3, 2011

With Bulb Ban, Prices Skyrocket on AGW Bulbs

Apart from the deadly mercury these new, stupid, unpleasant global warming bulbs possess, they're (predictably) raising prices after the older, cheaper, better bulbs were banned. Any surprise that this liberal stupidity generated more expense for the masses? This is what awaits us if the government moves in and forces us to abide by ridiculous laws and regulations to halt something that IS NOT HAPPENING!!!! This is just like Prohibition; it's doomed because the masses will reject it.

Retailers also claim bulbs that currently cost only 33p are expected to sell for more than £1 within three months. Some will cost £3 or more.

The move comes as Britain is gearing up to phase out the last incandescent light bulbs in an effort to meet climate change targets.

The EU has already banned shops from buying stocks of 100watt bulbs and stopped them stocking up on any type of frosted incandescent bulbs.

[From Eco-bulb cost to treble: Makers cash in as the ban on old-style bulbs kicks in | Mail Online]

Enviro-nuts Try to Prop Up Global Warming with Sex

If this doesn't tell you how doomed this cult is then nothing will. When the nutjobs start trying to "shock" you into believing their bullshit using nudes and blood (and I argue that they've been trying to shock us for years into believing), that's when you know the death knell is sounding for manmade climate calamities as a mythological tool to advance socialism.

Need more proof that these psychos have been making ridiculous claims for years to scare people? Read our GASP! series or Dr. Brignell's warmlist to get an accurate picture of the media hype.

Environmentalists and scientists are concerned about the massive drop in public interest in the topic over the last year. Now they are looking for new strategies to turn the tide. They're searching for so-called "mind bombs" -- highly emotional images that reduce a complex problem down to one core message.

Some environmental organizations are placing their bets on the shock factor. One commercial in a campaign by the British-based environmental organization 10:10 showed a teacher blowing up two students who were skeptical about cutting their carbon emissions, with fountains of blood spraying the others in the class. Other 10:10 videos have the same fate befalling recalcitrant office workers and footballers. But the campaign proved a dud -- it sparked massive protests and was quickly withdrawn.

[From Naked Bodies and a New Messiah: Green Groups Try to Sex Up Climate Change - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International]

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Average 2010 Temp 1 Deg Below "Normal"

Amazing. NOAA (and their buddies at NASA) always try to play the manmade climate change game, but read the last paragraph too. I've bolded the most interesting parts.

The main culprit behind the cold temperatures in December 2010 was the same one which caused the cold winter of 2009-2010; a strongly negative North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and Arctic Oscillation (AO). When these atmospheric oscillations are in the strong negative phase, they essentially “flip” the weather pattern across North America, with upper-level high pressure and relative warmth over Greenland and Northeastern Canada and upper-level low pressure and cold over the eastern Continental United States, including Florida (Figure 1). This pattern forces the jet stream to plunge south from northern Canada into the southeastern U.S., transporting Arctic air masses into Florida.


As mentioned above, South Florida experienced its hottest summer on record in 2010 (with the exception of Naples which recorded its second hottest recorded summer). Despite the record hot summer, average yearly temperatures at the main climate sites will end up around 1 degree below normal, which will be the coolest calendar year since the early and mid 1980s, and among the top 10 on record (except for Miami). At secondary sites Miami Beach and Moore Haven, it was the coolest year on record (please note caveat below table).

[From NOAA on Miami Florida: Coldest December on Record | Watts Up With That?]

Ten Ships Trapped in Arctic Sea Ice

Oh yeah...that arctic sea ice certainly is disappearing at an alarming rate. Tell that to these poor souls.

Rescue efforts are under way to evacuate more than 600 crew on 10 ships trapped in ice in the Sea of Okhotsk.

The ice is up to 30cm (12 inches) thick in some places, according to the Russian news agency Itar-Tass.

Signals are reported to have been received from a fishing boat and a research vessel which are in the greatest distress, stuck in the ice about 12 miles (19km) from the coast.

The sea rescue centre says three tugboats have been dispatched.

[From BBC News - Ten ships, 600 crew trapped in frozen Sea of Okhotsk]