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An Inconvenient Scandal
December 13th, 2009 1:46 pm

Sorry, Al Gore, but your scam has been exposed. For those of you who haven’t been following the story, it appears some scientists involved in building the Global Warming movement have admitted to fudging the data to bolster their claims… and to weed out data that would contradict the very premise of the Global Warming religious movement.

Here’s some background on the unfolding scandal…

And here’s a nice video that puts Al Gore’s “hockey stick” into historical perspective:

Dan Rather would probably call it “Fake, but settled science“…

UPDATE: Algore got caught making up some statistics of his own in Copenhagen…

Mr Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years. In his speech, Mr Gore told the conference: “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.”

However, the climatologist whose work Mr Gore was relying upon dropped the former Vice-President in the water with an icy blast. “It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” Dr Maslowski said. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”

…how inconvenient.

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Thought for the Day…
April 22nd, 2009 2:49 pm

Click here to buy this bumper sticker

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So, Joe, you can shut your lying piehole now.

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A Whole Lotta Hot Air
January 25th, 2008 1:47 pm

Remember when researchers claimed that global warming was to blame for the destructive 2005 hurricane season?

Global warming helped fuel 2005’s destructive hurricane season, researchers said Thursday. Their study adds to a roiling scientific debate over the role of climate change in spurring more intense hurricanes.

And remember how they predicted that the 2006 season, and again in 2007, would be as bad or worse… because of global warming?

Last month, researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said there’s an 80% chance of an “above-average” hurricane season with four to six major hurricanes this year.

Um, nevermind.

Global warming could reduce how many hurricanes hit the United States, according to a new federal study that clashes with other research.

In it, researchers link warming waters, especially in the Indian and Pacific oceans, to increased vertical wind shear in the Atlantic Ocean near the United States. Wind shear — a change in wind speed or direction — makes it hard for hurricanes to form, strengthen and stay alive.

So that means “global warming may decrease the likelihood of hurricanes making landfall in the United States,” according to researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Miami Lab and the University of Miami.

I guess global warming is now a thing to praise… at least if you live on the gulf coast.

Whatever the case, I’m sure Al Gore’s gonna find a way to make some money on the new revelation.

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It’s almost as if they’re trying to manufacture their own cause.

Never before have so many people converged to try to save the planet from global warming, with more than 10,000 jetting into this Indonesian resort island, from government ministers to Nobel laureates to drought-stricken farmers…

Two big climate conferences have been held in less than a month, both in idyllic, far-flung holiday destinations — first Valencia, Spain, and now Bali. They were preceded by dozens of smaller gatherings. In Bangkok, Paris, Vienna, Washington, New York and Sydney, in Rio de Janeiro, Anchorage, Helsinki and the Indian Ocean island of Kurumba…

The U.N. estimates 47,000 tons of carbon dioxide and other pollutants will be pumped into the atmosphere during the 12-day conference in Bali, mostly from plane flights but also from waste and electricity used by hotel air conditioners.

If correct, Goodall said, that is equivalent to what a Western city of 1.5 million people, such as Marseilles, France, would emit in a day.

But he believes the real figure will be twice that, more like 100,000 tons, close to what the African country of Chad churns out in a year.

The conference is aimed at developing a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol, the treaty whose members actually increased greenhouse emissions after ratifying it.

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Pandering in Iowa, Hillary Clinton said:

“For this generation, climate change is our space race,” said Clinton, speaking in a cavernous factory with giant wind turbines in the background.

Clinton, who is pursuing the Democratic presidential nomination, is calling for creation of a $50 billion strategic energy fund, coupled with tougher fuel efficiency standards financed in part by $20 billion in “green vehicle bonds.” It’s part of a package she calls the most comprehensive offered to tackle global warming.
Global warming hits particularly hard at the poor, she said.

“One in four low-income families have already missed a mortgage or rent payment because of rising energy costs,” Clinton said.

And somehow she thinks more regulations on our existing energy infrastructure will make energy costs go down?

Also, maybe she ought to take a long, hard look at the definition of “the poor”. Because according to a scientist who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for his work on the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):

I’m sure the majority (but not all) of my IPCC colleagues cringe when I say this, but I see neither the developing catastrophe nor the smoking gun proving that human activity is to blame for most of the warming we see. Rather, I see a reliance on climate models (useful but never “proof”) and the coincidence that changes in carbon dioxide and global temperatures have loose similarity over time.
My experience as a missionary teacher in Africa opened my eyes to this simple fact: Without access to energy, life is brutal and short. The uncertain impacts of global warming far in the future must be weighed against disasters at our doorsteps today. Bjorn Lomborg’s Copenhagen Consensus 2004, a cost-benefit analysis of health issues by leading economists (including three Nobelists), calculated that spending on health issues such as micronutrients for children, HIV/AIDS and water purification has benefits 50 to 200 times those of attempting to marginally limit “global warming.”

Given the scientific uncertainty and our relative impotence regarding climate change, the moral imperative here seems clear to me.

I guess it’s just a matter of perspective as to who one considers “poor”. Is it someone who’s borrowed beyond their means for a home to live in, or someone who struggles each day to find water clean enough to drink for survival? Perhaps the definition depends on who can put money in your bank account and vote for you.

Hillary did have a moment of lucidity, however, whether she realized it or not, during this speech in Iowa when she said:

The climate crisis is also one of the greatest economic opportunities in the history of our country,” she said.

Of course it is, just ask Al Gore.

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Yellow is the New Green
September 17th, 2007 6:02 pm

Not to be outdone by Sheryl Crow’s “one-square” initiative, Cate Blanchett is getting pissed about global warming… literally. (hat tip: Allah)

Green before it was hip—she cites Al Gore and David de Rothschild as heroes and believes that leaf blowers “sum up everything that is wrong with the human race”—the couple are trying to make the ecological footprint of the home as small as possible, installing solar panels and even a filtration system that will allow them to drink their own wastewater.

I’d be cautious if she offers to bring brownies to the next potluck…

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It’s no coincidence that the bulk of those pushing the global warming hype are from the same political persuasion as those who enjoy raising your taxes just for the hell of it…

Want to see how the “green movement” advances if its proponents get elected to office… just look across the pond:

Billions of pounds are being raised in green taxes with little or no reward for environmentally-friendly consumers, according to two new studies.

Each British family is paying £400 more in green taxes than it would cost to cover its carbon footprint, according to the TaxPayers’ Alliance.

It says green taxes raised £21.9billion in 2005 - £10billion more than the social cost of that year’s carbon emissions of £11.7billion.

It’s just a new revenue stream for those who want to take your hard-earned money (but not theirs) to fund their pet projects… aka “the common good“.

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This is according to the Washington Post… in 1922.

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Global Warming Caused By… Y2K?
August 10th, 2007 4:00 am

Settled science? Don’t think so… Read the whole thing.

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