Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming, Scientist Says
- Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's
recent climate changes have a natural, and not a human-induced, cause,
according to one scientist's controversial theory. (02/28/07)
Science Smash the Global Warming Myth - transcript from rushlimbaigh.com
Warming Silliness at the University of Minnesota - University of
Minnesota is considering conferring an honorary doctorate of climatology
degree on Albert Gore, Jr. for his "documentary" titled An
Inconvenient Truth. (02/28/07)
Winslett Tears Up Over Global Warming at Oscar's - Dean Powers (02/28/07)
skeptics to congregate - HARD-CORE global warming ascetics will
descend on Canberra today for the release of a book claiming environmentalism
is the new religion. (02/28/07)
Models, Integrated Circuits and Global Warming Theory - Jerome J.
2 Of A 2 Part Series : Gore And Global Warming: Bring Your Skepticism
- Part two, continued from yesterday: Among the suspects are, of all
things, the sun and its fellow stars.
1 Of A 2 Part Series : Global Warming: Fact, Fiction And Political
Endgame - (02/27/07)
Hurricane Intensity NOT Increasing - New 2007 study dismisses suggestions
that hurricane intensity has been increased by global warming. (02/27/07)
Truth: Bush greener than Gore - UPDATED (02/27/07)
Update: Al Gore's Home Uses 20 Times the Energy of Average American's
- In another classic example of liberals telling Americans to "Do
As I Say, Not As I Do,"Dr. Global Warming Himself, aka Al Gore,
has been identified by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research as talking
a good game about energy conservation while not walking the walk. (02/27/07)
Gore's "Inconvenient Truth"? -- $30,000 utility bill -
ABC News (02/27/07)
New Investigative Website on Global Warming Offers Unique Insights
and Graphics Covering Existing Competing Theories - PRWeb
Warming: Fact, Fiction and Political Endgame - By Mark M. Alexander
- In the inimitable words of the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY),
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."
To that end, Al Gore's "facts" are deserving of rigorous scrutiny.
Oscar Fuels Call for Late Run - By Mike Allen - "Honestly,
this was the inaugural parade we all envisioned," said Donna Brazile,
his former campaign manager. "Gore's political stock is hot right
Gore Wins Oscar, Promptly Agrees to Star in "Snow Dogs 2: An Inconvenient
Pooch" - If you watched the Oscars last night, you saw former
Vice President Al Gore, still expanding at precisely the same rate as
John Travolta, pick up an Academy Award for his Power-Point presentation.
Warming as European Imperialism - By James Lewis - The great Global
Warming scare is only the latest eructation of European imperialism.
Euro-imperialism used to be known as socialism. (02/26/07)
Gore Wins Oscar, Teases Over Candidacy For US President - Seven
years after his election defeat against US President George W Bush,
former vice president Al Gore has received belated vindication. (02/26/07)
Sacramento to save the planet - Democrats escalate scare-mongering
just as global warming science cools down its alarmism. (02/26/07)
debate is over - or is it? By E. THOMAS MCCLANAHAN, Columnist -
Those of you still skeptical that human activity is the prime cause
of global warming - well, we've put up with your annoying behavior long
enough. Go to your room. Be quiet. What's the matter with you anyway?
warming theory is silly - By Stan Gudmundson / Guest view - Winona
Daily News editors say "the time for debate has come and gone.
Now, is the time for action." They also say that "it is right
to set standards and goals but it is even more important to make a start."
Launches Website to Counter Media's Global Warming Hysteria - by
Noel Sheppard - A Trenton, New Jersey, meteorologist has just launched
a new website to counter the constant stream of disinformation about
anthropogenic global warming coming from a hysterical media. (02/24/07)
warming: newest trend - by Florida State University Student, Chris
Timmons - According to the leading evangelist of global warming, former
Vice President Al Gore, I'm a "global warming denier." Like
the Nazis, I'm denying an essential truth of human existence. Or maybe
an "inconvenient truth." Whatever. (02/24/07)
hysterics strike again - by William Rusher - It is time to take
two aspirin, lie down and consider the matter calmly. (02/24/07)
inconvenient lesson - Science or fiction? - Global warming controversy
hits classrooms - George Hunter and Charles E. Ramirez / The Detroit
ST. CLAIR SHORES - Lindsay Knippenberg believes she was teaching sound
science when she showed her South Lake High School environmental class
a documentary about global warming. (02/24/07)
warming advocates target children - One thing this writer finds
disturbing about the "global warming" topic is the effect
the constant hysterical propaganda is having on children who are exposed
to it. By Brian Mosely (02/24/07)
skeptic's take on man-made global warming - By Bill Steigerwald
- An excellent question and answer sessinn with Dr. Timothy Ball. A
very good read. (02/23/07)
the Right Needs to Get Invested in the Search for Climate Change Solutions
- An article written for the Washington Post by South Carolina
Governor, Mark Sanford. (02/23/07)
Warming Skepticism Bites Another State Climatologist - by Noel Sheppard.
After Oregon's state climatologist received the bad news in early February,
Delaware's governor had similar sentiments as reported by The Daily
warmers getting desperate - The perpetration of a hoax follows a
fairly well-established pattern. by E. Ralph Hostetter. (02/22/07)
Oakley and David Suzuki - Do temper tantrums cause global warming?
By Judi McLeod An article exposing the hypocrisy of Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation commentator David Suzuki. (02/22/07)
MAKES GLOBAL WARMING COOL - Who says Global Warming isn't good for
Warming: It's All In Your Head - It's Not A Question Of Facts, But
Perceptions, Says CBSNews.com's Dick Meyer. (02/22/07)
Events: Top 10 'Global-Warming' Myths - Compiled by Christopher
Horner, author of "The
Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism"
(Regnery -- a HUMAN EVENTS sister company).
10. The U.S. is going it alone on Kyoto and global warming.
Nonsense. The U.S. rejects the Kyoto Protocol's energy-rationing scheme,
along with 155 other countries, representing most of the world's population,
economic activity and projected future growth. Kyoto is a European treaty
with one dozen others, none of whom is in fact presently reducing its
emissions. Similarly, claims that Bush refused to sign Kyoto, and/or
he withdrew, not only are mutually exclusive but also false. We signed
it, Nov. 11, 1998. The Senate won't vote on it. Ergo, the (Democratic)
Senate is blocking Kyoto. Gosh.
Don't demand they behave otherwise, however. Since Kyoto was agreed,
Europe's CO2 emissions are rising twice as fast as those of the climate-criminal
United States, a gap that is widening in more recent years. So we should
jump on a sinking ship?
Given Al Gore's proclivity for invoking Winston Churchill in this drama,
it is only appropriate to summarize his claims as such: Never in the
field of political conflict has so much been asked by so few of so many
... for so little.
9. Global-warming proposals are about the environment.
Only if this means that they would make things worse, given that "wealthier
is healthier and cleaner." Even accepting every underlying economic
and alarmist environmentalist assumption, no one dares say that the
expensive Kyoto Protocol would detectably affect climate. Imagine how
expensive a pact must be -- in both financial and human costs -- to
so severely ration energy use as the greens demand. Instead, proponents
candidly admit desires to control others' lifestyles, and supportive
industries all hope to make millions off the deal. Europe's former environment
commissioner admitted that Kyoto is "about leveling the playing
field for big businesses worldwide" (in other words, bailing them
8. Climate change is the greatest threat to the world's poor.
Climate -- or more accurately, weather -- remains one of the greatest
challenges facing the poor. Climate change adds nothing to that calculus,
however. Climate and weather patterns have always changed, as they always
will. Man has always best dealt with this through wealth creation and
technological advance -- a.k.a. adaptation -- and most poorly through
superstitious casting of blame, such as burning "witches."
The wealthiest societies have always adapted best. One would prefer
to face a similar storm in Florida than Bangladesh. Institutions, infrastructure
and affordable energy are key to dealing with an ever-changing climate,
not rationing energy.
7. Global warming means more frequent, more severe storms.
Here again the alarmists cannot even turn to the wildly distorted and
politicized "Summary for Policy Makers" of the UN's IPCC to
support this favorite chestnut of the press.
6. Global warming has doomed the polar bears!
For some reason, Al Gore's computerized polar bear can't swim, unlike
the real kind, as one might expect of an animal named Ursa Maritimus.
On the whole, these bears are thriving, if a little less well in those
areas of the Arctic that are cooling (yes, cooling). Their biggest threat
seems to be computer models that air-brush them from the future, the
same models that tell us it is much warmer now than it is. As usual
in this context, you must answer the question: Who are you going to
believe -- me or your lying eyes?
5. Climate change is raising the sea levels.
Sea levels rise during interglacial periods such as that in which we
(happily) find ourselves. Even the distorted United Nations Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change reports refute the hysteria, finding no statistically
significant change in the rate of increase over the past century of
man's greatest influence, despite green claims of massive melting already
occurring. Small island nations seeking welfare and asylum for their
citizens such as in socially generous New Zealand and Australia have
no sea-level rise at all and in some cases see instead a drop. These
societies' real problem is typically that they have made a mess of their
own situation. One archipelago nation is even spending lavishly to lobby
the European Union for development money to build beachfront hotel resorts,
at the same time it shrieks about a watery and imminent grave. So, which
time are they lying?
4. The glaciers are melting!
As good fortune has it, frozen things do in fact melt or at least recede
after cooling periods mercifully end. The glacial retreat we read about
is selective, however. Glaciers are also advancing all over, including
lonely glaciers nearby their more popular retreating neighbors. If retreating
glaciers were proof of global warming, then advancing glaciers are evidence
of global cooling. They cannot both be true, and in fact, neither is.
Also, retreat often seems to be unrelated to warming. For example, the
snow cap on Mount Kilimanjaro is receding -- despite decades of cooling
in Kenya -- due to regional land use and atmospheric moisture.
3. Climate was stable until man came along.
Swallowing this whopper requires burning every basic history and science
text, just as "witches" were burned in retaliation for changing
climates in ages (we had thought) long past. The "hockey stick"
chart -- poster child for this concept -- has been disgraced and airbrushed
from the UN's alarmist repertoire.
2. The science is settled -- CO2 causes global warming.
Al Gore shows his audience a slide of CO2 concentrations, and a slide
of historical temperatures. But for very good reason he does not combine
them in one overlaid slide: Historically, atmospheric CO2, as often
as not, increases after warming. This is typical in the campaign of
claiming "consensus" to avoid debate (consensus about what
being left unspoken or distorted).
What scientists do agree on is little and says nothing about man-made
global warming, to wit: (1) that global average temperature is probably
about 0.6 degree Celsius -- or 1 degree Fahrenheit -- higher than a
century ago; (2) that atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide have risen
by about 30% over the past 200 years; and (3) that CO2 is one greenhouse
gas, some level of an increase of which presumably would warm the Earth's
atmosphere were all else equal, which it demonstrably is not.
Until scientists are willing to save the U.S. taxpayer more than $5
billion per year thrown at researching climate, it is fair to presume
the science is not settled.
1. It's hot in here!
In fact, "It's the baseline, stupid." Claiming that present
temperatures are warm requires a starting point at, say, the 1970s,
or around the Little Ice Age (approximately 1200 A.D to the end of the
19th Century), or thousands of years ago. Select many other baselines,
for example, compared o the 1930s, or 1000 A.D. -- or 1998 -- and it
is presently cool. Cooling does paint a far more frightening picture,
given that another ice age would be truly catastrophic, while throughout
history, warming periods have always ushered in prosperity. Maybe that's
why the greens tried "global cooling" first.
The claim that the 1990s were the hottest decade on record specifically
targets the intellectually lazy and easily frightened, ignoring numerous
obvious factors. "On record" obviously means a very short
period, typically the past 100+ years, or since the end of the Little
Ice Age. The National Academies of Science debunked this claim in 2006.
Previously rural measuring stations register warmer temps after decades
of "sprawl" (growth), cement being warmer than a pasture.
warming's recalcitrant skeptics - By KITTA MacPHERSON - Newhouse
from the Climate Inquisition - A response by Ken Green and Steve
Hayward to allegations that AEI "tried to bribe scientists to criticize
the work of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC)." A must read. (02/12/07)
Whining - An excellent opinion article by Ari Kaufman exposing the
hypocrisy of global warming alarmist Al Gore and others. (02/12/07)
Global Warming is Politics Not Science
By freelance writer, John Bender (02/12/07)
of Global Warming Destruction - An article posted to Newsbusters.org
by Noel Sheppard (2/12/07)
Blame Cosmic Rays for Global Warming - Henrik Svensmark, a weather
scientist at the Danish National Space Center, claims that much of the
Earth's global warming may be caused by fluctuations in cosmic rays
hitting the atmosphere. Svensmark, a weather scientist at the Danish
National Space Center said that human activity may have less to do with
global warming than previously thought. source - UPI (02/12/07)