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Child Faints At California Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggar Speech - Sacramento, CA -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger helped a student who fainted at a speech in Sacramento.
Watch the boy on the left side of the screen. You can see him waver a bit, and then pass out. The Governor immediately went over the help.
The boy and the Governor got a chance to talk later in the nurse's office. The student told the Governor he blames global warming for the incident. video here (02/29/08) UPDATE! Kid Tells His Story video HERE.

Here's one for all the warmists and PETA lovers
AN OUTDOORSMAN'S JOURNAL: Global what? Little sign of warming seen in these parts - Riley Schuster's first coyote will be a trophy on his wall.
Photo by Mark Walters - Hello friends, The title to this week's column does not mean that I do not believe in global warming. It does mean that wherever I go this winter, snow and cold air temperatures are sure to follow.
This past week, my 19-year-old nephew, Riley Schuster, me and my dogs Ice and Brownie went on a remote winter camping, ice fishing and coyote hunting trip on backwaters of the Mississippi River near Trempealeau in La Crosse County. (02/29/08)

International Conference on Climate Change (The Other Side Of Global Warming) Sold Out For March 2-4 - CHICAGO, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change, scheduled for March 2-4 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, has been sold out.
Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute, said: "We have literally been overwhelmed with the response and interest of people from all parts of the world wanting to attend this one-of-a-kind conference." (02/29/08)

More on the indoctrination front from the land of nuts and fruits...
Global warming to be important to students - By Cindy Watson, Record Gazette - Global warming will soon become a part of school curriculum if Senator Joe Simitian has his way.
Measure SB 908, introduced by Sen. Simitian (D-Palo Alto) will mandate that science textbooks approved for California public schools will include climate change as a science topic. Simitian said, "This is a phenomenon of global importance and our kids ought to understand the science behind that phenomenon."
The Senate approved the bill Jan. 30 by a 26-13 vote. It will now go before State Assembly. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is an advocate for the reduction of global warming. However, at the time this article was written he had not publicly voiced an opinion on the bill. (02/29/08)

Should roads have tolls to fight global warming? - Ugh...NO! By Andrew Garber - OLYMPIA -- Two global-warming bills likely to pass the Legislature this session could open the door to tolls on major highways in the central Puget Sound region as a way to reduce traffic and greenhouse-gas emissions. (02/29/08)

NrewsBusters: Global Warming Update: Snowfall Records Being Broken in New England - By Noel Sheppard - Remember all those articles last year about how ski resorts were going to go bankrupt, and that folks with vacation homes near such areas were going to take a bath as global warming significantly reduced snowfall levels?
Well, ski enthusiasts and investors around the country should rest assured that this media hype was just as accurate as all those hurricane forecasts in 2006 and 2007. (02/28/08)

Cold Water On 'Global Warming' - By Thomas Sowell - It has almost become something of a joke when some "global warming" conference has to be cancelled because of a snowstorm or bitterly cold weather.
But stampedes and hysteria are no joke -- and creating stampedes and hysteria has become a major activity of those hyping a global warming "crisis."
They mobilize like-minded people from a variety of occupations, call them all "scientists" and then claim that "all" the experts agree on a global warming crisis.
Their biggest argument is that there is no argument.
A whole cottage industry has sprung up among people who get grants, government agencies who get appropriations, politicians who get publicity and the perpetually indignant who get something new to be indignant about. It gives teachers something to talk about in school instead of teaching.
Those who bother to check the facts often find that not all those who are called scientists are really scientists and not all of those who are scientists are specialists in climate. But who bothers to check facts these days? (02/28/08)

Global "coorming"? - By Klaus Rohrich - For over a year now, the few scientists who haven't been intimidated or bullied into silence by the so-called "scientific consensus" we hear so much about, have predicted a rapid cooling of earth's climate due to the ...wait for it.. activity of the sun. That prediction is tempered with the qualifier that sun spot activity has been virtually dormant for over a year and unless that activity returns soon, the planet will once again experience a "little ice age" like the one that ended during the 1850s. (02/27/08)

EFFORTS TO BOOST CLIMATE CHANGE CONCERN MAY HAVE OPPOSITE EFFECT, RISK ANALYSIS STUDY SHOWS - MCLEAN, VIRGINIA, Feb. 27 -/E-Wire/-- Mass media efforts to raise American public concern about climate change -- such as Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" and the "scientific consensus" media drumbeat - ironically may be having just the opposite effect, according to a new study appearing in the scientific journal Risk Analysis. (02/27/08)

The Manmade Global Warming Hoax Thrives on Faith, Not Facts - RUSH: Big, big, big news on the global warming front, but this is going to serve as a great example to what I was talking about earlier. You have Obama and his followers, and you're not going to talk his followers out of him with standard political jargon or criticism because they're not with him because of politics. He's not running a political campaign. He's leading a movement out there. By the same token, manmade global warming is a total hoax. It has no basis in fact, and yet it has acolytes out the wazoo. We have people going out and living their lives and changing their lives to account for this hoax and this manmade global warming that's destroying the planet, that they have been led to believe they are responsible for in part, and so they gotta do things to absolve themselves of their sin. So, they're putting in these screwy little spaghetti lightbulbs, they're driving strange cars, they're using something other than toilet paper in the bathroom, whatever number of things. No matter what you tell 'em, they go out and watch Gore's movie. You can point out every factual error in Gore's movie. "No. It's bad. It's bad. That movie is the truth." (02/27/08)

Temperature Monitors Report Widescale Global Cooling - Michael Asher - Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming.
Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on. (02/27/08)

World Temperatures according to the Hadley Center for Climate Prediction. Note the steep drop over the last year.Hadley Center Graph

Even in the midst of the coldest winter since 1966, "High School Indoctrination" continues...
M-A students discuss global warming issues - More than 1,500 Menlo-Atherton High School students are expected to participate in discussions this week regarding global warning issues, says M-A spokeswoman Kelly L. Todd.
Gary Latshaw of the Climate Project will give a condensed version of Al Gore's global warming presentation at student assemblies on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 27-28.
The students will be asked for suggestions on what they can do in their daily lives to improve the environment on campus and in the community, Ms. Todd said.
The program is sponsored by the student-led Environmental Committee, headed by Anna Murveit. (02/27/08)

Global warming is a dream come true for attorneys.
Did These 24 Companies Cause Global Warming? - A Swamped Alaskan Village Sues - Kivalina is disappearing into the sea, as the tiny island the village calls home is swamped by the Chukchi Sea in the remote Northwest Arctic.
So it's suing.
According to the Anchorage Daily News, the village is suing the world's largest and most profitable company, Exxon Mobil, and 23 other oil, coal and power companies, alleging that they profited on the pollution that caused global warming and the attendant sea level rise swamping their homes.
The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, and seeks a jury trial on this issue: Should the companies pay to relocate the village and its 400 Inupiat Eskimo residents to safer ground, at a cost of $95 million to $400 million.
The lawsuit also particularly singles out Exxon and other companies for conspiring to create "a false scientific debate" about global warming, according to portions of the suit quoted by the Anchorage Daily News.
These are the 24 companies named in the suit:
Exxon Mobil
Chevron Corp.
Shell Oil Co.
Peabody Energy Corp.
AES Corp.
American Electric Power Co.
DTE Energy Co.
Duke Energy Corp.
Dynegy Holdings Inc.
Edison International
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co.
Mirant Corp.
NRG Energy
Pinnacle West Capital Corp.
Reliant Energy Inc.
Southern Co.
Xcel Energy Inc.
Other affiliated companies

Global warming sceptics buoyed by record cold - By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles - Global warming sceptics are pointing to recent record cold temperatures in parts of North America and Asia and the return of Arctic Sea ice to suggest fears about climate change may be overblown.
According to the US National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the average temperature of the global land surface in January 2008 was below the 20th century mean (-0.02°F/-0.01°C) for the first time since 1982.
Although some areas of the Northern Hemisphere experienced record cold, other areas experienced recorded above average temperatures
Temperatures were also colder than average across large swathes of central Asia, the Middle East, the western US, western Alaska and southeastern China.
The NCDC reported that the cold conditions were associated with "the largest January snow cover extent on record for the Eurasian continent and for the Northern Hemisphere". (02/26/08)

End of conversation? - I'm always suspicious of anyone who wants to shut down debate. If global warming is a man-made phenomenon, show me the evidence. - By MIKE HASHIMOTO / The Dallas Morning News - Goodness, what part of "melting polar ice caps" don't you get?
Rising oceans will swamp coastal areas. Those of us who aren't cooked by the heat will die of thirst in a drought, if more frequent and intense hurricanes don't kill us first.
And humans almost certainly caused all this because we drive cars and air-condition our too-big homes and build factories that belch emissions and produce goods we almost certainly don't need.
We are to blame. End of conversation. "Consensus science" says so.
So does Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman, who is not a scientist but who can read a U.N. report. "We're at a point where global warming is impossible to deny," she writes. "Let's just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers, though one denies the past and the other denies the present and future." (02/25/08)

Not this again...
Fight warming by turning off lights for hour, people urged - John Faherty, The Arizona Republic - The problem with a major environmental issue like global warming is that it seems so big you figure there is nothing you can do about it.
So an environmental group has picked one hour in March when it wants you to do exactly that. Nothing.
At 8 p.m. on March 29, the city of Phoenix and all Valley residents who care to join in will turn off the lights for one hour. (02/25/08) I'll be sure to do my part by turning all my lights and electrical appliances on during that hour!

Well duh!
Snow Not Attributed To Global Warming - Harvard prof. cites chance, not climate change, for recent snow - By ALEXANDER R. KONRAD, Contributing Write - As snow blanketed the campus during this season's latest snowstorm on Friday, global warming was not deemed the culprit of the latest round of wet boots and dangerous slips outside Lamont library, according to one Harvard meteorologist.
"We can't point to this sort of winter and say, 'this winter is bad because of global warming.' It's not being fair with the data," said Brian F. Farrell, a Harvard meteorology professor. (02/25/08)

Forget global warming: Welcome to the new Ice Age - By Lorne Gunter, National Post - Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.
The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average."
China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century. Temperatures in the normally balmy south were so low for so long that some middle-sized cities went days and even weeks without electricity because once power lines had toppled it was too cold or too icy to repair them. (02/25/08)

Absurdity of the day...
UFOs and Global Warming - By Ed Komarek - The truth is that the way the ET spaceships are powered with almost unlimited cheap power can be used to drive our civilization with little environmental effects. The oil industry relies on scarcity to control the price of oil and make trillions of dollars at public expense but all that would have been wiped out with cheap abundant energy. Also we would not have global warming and other environmental degradation that so threaten us and our planet if cheap non polluting energy had come into widespread use by the 1960s as it should have. (02/24/08)

Bordeaux big guns bullish about of climate change - By Maggie Rosen - Michel Rolland, Bruno Prats and other Bordeaux notables claim climate change may have a positive effect on the region.
At the recent 2008 Climate Change and Wine conference in Barcelona, Prats and Rolland, along with consultant Pascal Chatonnet and veteran oenologist Jacques Lurton, argued that global warming offered possibilities that were not available in the past.
'The last 10 vintages at Cos d'Estournel have been the best ever,' said Prats, the former owner of the Medoc 2nd growth chateau.
'In the 1970s, all the vintages needed chaptalization. In the 1990s, I had to chaptalize, and use reverse osmosis on half of the vintages. Today, none of the vintages need anything.'
'I think there are great possibilities for Bordeaux,' said Lurton, 'though we have to focus on water management and specifically the possibility of allowing irrigation. '
Rolland contended that it was too early to tell what effect climate change has had so far or to predict its negative impact. (02/22/08)

Bill Jamieson - Chilly months make for cool reflection on the climate theories - NOT everyone can be a hot-water bottle. It looks an easy life, stretched out in bed all night. But all that gurgling and burbling and radiating can wear you down. And the indignities! Scalding hot water poured into your bum and then shaken upside down to test you don't leak!
I raise this existential problem because Henry, my hot-water bottle in a fetching Mickey Mouse cover, is now in his 16th consecutive week of service with barely a night off since November.
A problem? It is, for him and me, having been assured by the relentless propaganda of the global warming industry that Henry could look forward to early retirement, basking in a sunny spot on top of the wardrobe, with those nights of gurgling and burbling and radiating behind him. Instead, he is working overtime in the front line against ... global cooling. (02/22/08)

Baby, it's cold outside - Andrew Bolt - KEVIN Rudd's global warming adviser has had a rude surprise.
Professor Ross Garnaut has invigorated a debate on catastrophic man-made global warming that Al Gore, and most journalists and politicians, keep claiming was over years ago.
In fact, he's even wondering if some scientists have played funny buggers. (02/22/08)

Rewriting History
Study debunks 'global cooling' concern of '70s - By Doyle Rice, USA TODAY - The supposed "global cooling" consensus among scientists in the 1970s -- frequently offered by global-warming skeptics as proof that climatologists can't make up their minds -- is a myth, according to a survey of the scientific literature of the era. Really? So this is a figment of our imagination.
The '70s was an unusually cold decade. Newsweek, Time, The New York Times and National Geographic published articles at the time speculating on the causes of the unusual cold and about the possibility of a new ice age. Ah, The New York Times, our "paper of record" which has brought us the recent slander article on Senator McCain, the General "Betray Us" ad among other things. And National Geographic which most recently brought us the doom and gloom propaganda piece narrated by leftist actor and role model for all fathers, Alec Baldwin.
But Thomas Peterson of the National Climatic Data Center surveyed dozens of peer-reviewed scientific articles from 1965 to 1979 and found that only seven supported global cooling, while 44 predicted warming. Peterson says 20 others were neutral in their assessments of climate trends.
The study reports, "There was no scientific consensus in the 1970s that the Earth was headed into an imminent ice age.
"A review of the literature suggests that, to the contrary, greenhouse warming even then dominated scientists' thinking about the most important forces shaping Earth's climate on human time scales." Those of us that are old enough, remember the global cooling mantra that was even taught in our schools as the general consensus. This "study" is nothing of the sort.which leads us to our quote of the day from Chris Horner...

"Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?"

"I'm pretty sure he wasn't forced out. He's been here a long time." But was he?

Climatologist in eye of Oregon global warming tempest retiring
Weather post - George Taylor, who questions the causes of warming, lost his title Friday
- BY STUART TOMLINSON The Oregonian Staff - The controversial head of the Oregon Climate Service -- stripped of the "state climatologist" title last year by Gov. Ted Kulongoski -- announced Thursday that he will retire effective May 1.
In February 2007, Kulongoski asked the president of Oregon State University to stop George Taylor from calling himself the state climatologist because of Taylor's skeptical stance on global warming.
Taylor, who has a master's degree in meteorology and runs the state-funded Oregon Climate Service, has been widely known as Oregon's climatologist since 1991. Technically, the position was discontinued along with federal funding in the late 1980s. The climate service tracks weather and generates maps from its offices at OSU. (02/22/08)

George Taylor to retire after 19 years at Oregon Climate Service - By KYLE ODEGARD, Gazette-Times reporter - George Taylor, the manager of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University, will retire as of May 1 after 19 years of pouring over weather data for farmers, fishermen, skiers and others.
"I saw my role as taking a complicated subject and simplifying it for everyday folks so they can make better decisions," he said, in a news release issued today.
During the later part of his tenure, however, Taylor made news as much for his long-range forecasts - spot on this winter - as for his controversial views on climate change... (02/22/08)

More absurdity: Get a load of this headline...
Hordes of Mongolians Invade Cities to Escape Global Warming - Hundreds of years ago Ghengis Khan led a thundering horde of Mongolian horsemen across Asia and into Europe, conquering nearly everything in his path in a quest for world domination.
Now the ancestors of those fierce warriors are staging a new invasion, with thousands of formerly nomadic herdsmen settling in the cities as global warming&'s effects make their traditional lifestyles much more difficult. (02/22/08)

Beware of hot air on global warming - In her article 'What's happening to our climate?' (Belfast Telegraph, February 18), Linda McKee falls into the same traps occupied by so many of her colleagues in the media.
In the first instance, she confuses local climate variations with global warming.
Global mean temperatures have been more or less static since 1998 and the temperatures that year were exceeded during the 1930s.
The Northern Hemisphere, apart from Western Europe, has been experiencing its coldest winter for many years while Antarctic summer ice was at the highest ever recorded extent for January... (02/22/08)

NOAA: Global Warming Not Causing More Destructive Hurricanes - By Noel Sheppard - One of the cornerstones of climate alarmism is that global warming is causing stronger, more destructive tropical storms.
If you don't believe me, just ask the Global Warmingist-in-Chief Al Gore.
Well, on Thursday, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration issued a press release that should make the Nobel Prize committee demand Gore immediately return his award and their money. (02/21/08)

NewsBusters: ABC Ignores How Biofuel Mandate Contributes to Inflation - By Jeff Poor - The eco-love affair Washington has with biofuels is starting to take a toll on the fragile U.S. economy. It's a shame no one in the media have that connection. (02/21/08)

Global warming right on schedule - By PETER FRIEDMAN - Much of the current panic began when Dr. Michael Mann and his coauthors published their now-discredited "hockey stick" temperature plot — so named for its shape that showed a long trend of steady temperature over a thousand-year period and a sudden rise since the early 1900s. Dr. Mann's hockey stick became the foundation for policy leaders advocating mandatory emissions caps.
Fortunately for mankind (but unfortunately for the professional reputation of Dr. Mann), the hockey stick was convincingly shown to be an artifact of his flawed statistical methodology, which exaggerated recent data and smoothed older data. Stephen McIntyre even demonstrated that Dr. Mann's erroneous methodology generated hockey stick plots even when random data were inserted. (02/21/08)

The Church of Global Warming - By Mark D. Tooley - The NCC’s "eco-justice" program, along with the Catholic and Jewish environmental groups, are all partners in the Massachusetts-based National Religious Partnership for the Environment, which funnels dollars from left-leaning foundations to religious groups willing to propagate environmentalist themes, especially Global Warming alarmism, through America’s churches and synagogues. Another partner is the Evangelical Environmental Network, which was strangely unrepresented in the Northern Ireland expedition. (02/21/08)

Still think the warmists aren't dangerous?
Global-Warming Authoritarianism - By Ayn Rand Institute: Keith Lockitch - Irvine, CA--Many people are calling for drastic political action to cope with climate change. But the authors of a new book, The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure of Democracy, go much further, claiming that global warming can be effectively dealt with only by "an authoritarian form of government."
In an article promoting the book, co-author David Shearman praises China's recent ban on plastic shopping bags, expressing special admiration for its authoritarian quality. "The importance of the decision," he writes, "lies in the fact that China can do it by edict and close the factories." (02/21/08)

Global warming fanatics indoctrinate school children - By Tony Phyrillas - If you're a concerned parent, you should fight for your child. Be prepared to confront your local school board if it forces students to jump on the climate change bandwagon.
Earlier this week, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review examined the growing and dangerous trend of forcing public school children to worship at the altar of global warming hysteria.
"A seemingly harmless bill in the California State Assembly -- mandating that "climate change" be among the science topics taught to all California public school students -- has ominous implications nationwide," the newspaper says.
California has always been the start of most looney tune concepts, but how La La Land goes, so goes the rest of the country.
If California, which is the nation's largest purchaser of textbooks, forces publishers to include global warming as part of the science curriculum, children all over the U.S. will be force-fed distortions pushed by left-wing radicals like Al Gore. (02/20/08)

Global Warming: Palm Oil Owed An Apology - Press Release: Jon Tomczyk - ...Even well-meaning "official government policy" can be wrong, seriously wrong. Successive Australian Governments have refused to acknowledge the truth, let alone apologize for this grave travesty visited on its own citizens by a duly elected government!
A parallel can be drawn here with the situation that palm oil, unwittingly finds itself in. The healthy and sustainably produced oil has had to withstand an onslaught of well-meaning but seriously flawed attacks on its integrity by first, the infamous Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), which tendered spurious claims that palm oil was primarily saturated fat, bad for the heart and intrinsically unhealthy. However, 15 years and over 150 overwhelming nutritional research bears out that CSPI was either misguided or heaven forbid, had deliberately misinterpreted or misrepresented the facts about the effects of the fatty acids found in palm oil... (02/20/08)

Global Warming Myths Create Panic - By E. Ralph Hostetter - Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing a plan to confront global warming through a state carbon cap -- the generic words for carbon tax.
No doubt the tax will add 5 cents to 10 cents per gallon on gasoline, diesel, and home heating oil. The purpose of O'Malley's face-to-face meeting with the issue is to deal with the vulnerability of Maryland's 3,000 miles of shoreline that may suffer from a rise in sea level caused by global warming. (02/20/08)

Global warming and the United Nations - My compliments to Alan Sage for his well-written letter dealing with “real science” about Global Warming. And, my thanks to The Daily Sentinel for publishing his letter. The purpose of my letter is to describe the major source for alleged truth justifying alarm, hysteria, and drivel called “global warming.” It came from an agency of the United Nations called Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). That agency is one of many agencies of the United Nations, e.g., Human Rights, Refugees, Iraq Oil for Food (a fraud), Disarmament, World Health, etc. How creditable are the activities of those UN Agencies? (02/20/08)

Focus on Fernley: It's likely belief in manmade global warming will do more harm than good - Life's been a little busy lately, so I was sorely tempted to dredge up one of my old columns from almost two years ago (May 3, 2006) and fly with it. But of course, that's plagiarism, so I "darezen't" (as my Dad used to say)... (02/20/08)

Global Warming Anyone? - Dan Richards - And today we see more of the claims of Global warming, with little solid fact to back this stuff up. If we were to have jumped at such fear-mongering every time some group found a quick way to get notoriety, Where would we be today? Still living in caves? (02/20/08)

Not this population bomb crap again...
If Every Couple Had Only One Child, Would Global Warming Cease to Be a Problem? - By C.D. Mohatta - No. It would help the earth a lot to lower the population, but the problem of global warming is complex. Even if there were suddenly no people on earth, global warming would not cease to be a problem and would take time to resolve. Solving global warming will require a concert of solutions. Unfortunately, what we have already done will continue to damage the ozone layer for years to come... (02/20/08)

Stop hysteria on global warming - Climate change takes place on a daily basis. Not one of the presidential contenders can do a damned thing about it. There has been in the past and will be in the future, the phenomena of climate change. What people such as poster #1 really want is a boogeyman to point to, so as to say "this is who caused global warming". The oil companies are the boogeyman du jour. The taxes and restrictions that the enviros want placed on ANY energy companies will be crippling to not only our US economy but to global economy as well. Make no mistake about it. The hue and cry about global warming is not about the environment. It is a political cause taken up by the leftists to advance their particular brand of socialism. They would like nothing better than to see a redistribution of wealth on a worldwide scale in the name of climate change. The problem, as the letter writer so logically points out, is that none of what the climatistas have direly warned of is taking place. There is evidence that the globe could be headed for a colder period based on sun-spot and solar observations. Of course, if that happens it will be a direct result of global warming. In the bizarro world of the leftist climatistas...the term "global warming" means anything they want it to mean. Amen! (02/20/08)

Never let the facts get in the way of a good consensus!

Global Warming? New Data Shows Ice Is Back - By: Phil Brennan - Are the world's ice caps melting because of climate change, or are the reports just a lot of scare mongering by the advocates of the global warming theory?
Scare mongering appears to be the case, according to reports from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that reveal that almost all the allegedly "lost" ice has come back. A NOAA report shows that ice levels which had shrunk from 5 million square miles in January 2007 to just 1.5 million square miles in October, are almost back to their original levels.
Moreover, a Feb. 18 report in the London Daily Express showed that there is nearly a third more ice in Antarctica than usual, challenging the global warming crusaders and buttressing arguments of skeptics who deny that the world is undergoing global warming. (02/19/08)

Our favorite nutty professor Carl Wunsch is in the news again. Will he be "taken out of context" again? Not here.
Global warming may not have caused sluggish Atlantic - Judging the effect of climate change on ocean currents could take longer than we thought.
The circulation of warm water in the North Atlantic is suspected to be slowing, and the worry is that global warming is to blame.
To investigate this, Carl Wunsch of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used observations taken from buoys to build a model of Atlantic circulation. It suggested that currents could speed up or slow down naturally by a greater amount than the suspected slowdown linked to global warming, and such changes could persist over months or even years (Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/ngeo126). It will take decades of observations to account for these effects, Wunsch warns.

Letter abstract


Nature Geoscience
Published online: 10 February 2008 | doi:10.1038/ngeo126

Mass and volume transport variability in an eddy-filled ocean
Carl Wunsch

Top of pageThe possibility that the oceanic general circulation is undergoing changes as part, or the cause, of major climate shifts is being intensely discussed1, with some published results relying on data from moorings spanning the North Atlantic Ocean2, 3. The circulation is, however, extremely noisy. Here, I use existing estimates of the frequency and wavenumber content of geostrophic eddies in the ocean4 to show that variations in ocean-wide integrated transport must appear even in the absence of a true long-term trend. Expected fluctuations exceed 20109 kg s-1 (or 20106 m3 s-1) and exhibit multi-year timescales. Existing knowledge of the eddy field allows predictions of observed variability and produces lower bounds on the (multi-decadal) timescale required to detect true trends of a large magnitude. Detecting and understanding the effect of climate change on the ocean circulation requires observations in three dimensions over long periods of time.


Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
Correspondence to: Carl Wunsch e-mail:

Calm Sun, Cold Earth - By Alan Caruba - One thing alone stands against the theory of global warming. The science does not support it.
For billions of years the Earth existed without humans and it will do so again when we cease to inhabit it. As a species, we are newcomers, but like every other species that lived on planet Earth -- 95% of which are extinct -- we are subject to forces far greater than anything we possess.
To suggest that humans actually cause climate change defies logic. Moreover, the Earth itself reminds us daily of our vulnerabilities. The news is full of tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, blizzards, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and wildfires... (02/19/08)

Moonbeam Alert
Brown to launch anti-warming effort - LOCAL OFFICIALS CONSIDERED LIKELY TO RESIST WORKSHOPS - By Steve Geissinger, Mercury News Sacramento Bureau - SACRAMENTO -- Attorney General Jerry Brown is taking the global warming enlightenment skills he honed in the Bay Area across the rest of California today - a move that even supporters such as San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said will meet resistance.
Monday, Brown's aides told MediaNews he will announce he is convening voluntary regional schools for California's more than 500 county supervisors and mayors to advocate tough actions such new transportation impact fees and costly energy-efficiency.
"These workshops launch the first statewide movement to reduce the negative impact of local planning decisions on global climate," Brown said in a letter... (02/19/08)

Absurdity Offset Alert! We should all turn our lights on when they turn theirs off.
Two dozen cities will switch off lights in gesture on global warming - The Associated Press - SYDNEY, Australia: Two dozen cities around the world plan to turn their lights off for one hour later this year in a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about global warming, organizers said Wednesday.
Last March, Sydney dimmed its skyline when residents, businesses and the local government took part in the first "Earth Hour" event that asked people to think about cutting their energy use. The event was a hit and the World Wildlife Fund, the event's organizer, said it would try to make the campaign global.
So far, 24 cities have agreed to take part in this year's event, scheduled for March 29, the environmental group said.
Under the plan, lights in each city will be switched off for one hour at 8:00 p.m. local time. (02/19/08) UPDATE Canadian cities join initiative to turn off lights in gesture on global warming

Federal Liberals want to know who paid for radio ads - By Mike De Souza, Canwest News Service - OTTAWA -- The federal Liberals are calling for an investigation to determine who paid for a radio ad campaign in Ontario that attacked the federal government's action to fight climate change in the 2006 election... (02/18/08)

Tornadoes not a sign of global warming - By Dr. Tim Ball - In his book State of Fear, Michael Crichton wrote about exploitation of fear by environmental extremists. He should write another book about exploitation of lack of knowledge.
Climate and environment were previously outside of politics, but once they became potential election issues politicians exploited them better than environmentalists. It fulfills H.L Mencken's observation that, "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
So before anyone attempts to make political gain from the tragic events of the tornados that killed people across the southern US recently, let's put the science on the record. And while we're at it let's explode another false claim that storms and severe weather will increase with global warming... (02/18/08)

Data show global warming may save thousands of lives - While many so-called scientists try to make the unsuspecting public think that global warming is real and a threat to human life, some new data is coming out to the contrary. reports British scientists as saying global warming could end up saving thousands of lives. Although global warming could end up causing about 6,000 deaths, that is a dramatic decrease from the average of 20,000 deaths that the cold winters in Great Britain cause. The British government has reported that the warmer weather has already resulted in a 3 percent decline in the mortality rate. Discovery Magazine has a similar article called "Global Warming, The Great Life Saver."
To further clarify, Thomas Moore of Stanford University conducted a study in the 1980s, which he updated in 1996, that suggests that a 2.5 degree Celsius increase in temperature would lower deaths in the U.S. alone by 40,000. The study also mentions that medical costs will be reduced by $20 billion annually... (02/18/08)

From the land of nuts and fruits...
California State Water Board to Consider Bold Action on Global Warming - By Gary A. Patton. General Counsel Planning and Conservation League - Tomorrow, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) will meet in Sacramento to explore a set of proposed measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from water use in California.
That's big news; the guidance that the board gives to their staff at next week's hearing will shape the agency's submittal to the California Air Resources Board for inclusion in the AB 32 Scoping Plan, which will show how the State plans to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions back to 1990 levels. (02/18/08)

GLOBAL WARMING? IT'S THE COLDEST WINTER IN DECADES - By Tony Bonnici - NEW evidence has cast doubt on claims that the world's ice-caps are melting, it emerged last night.
Satellite data shows that concerns over the levels of sea ice may have been premature.
It was feared that the polar caps were vanishing because of the effects of global warming.
But figures from the respected US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that almost all the "lost" ice has come back... (02/17/08)

NewsChannel 5 Learns More About Global Warming - "The strongest will get a little stronger and the number may increase some and the strongest will get a little stronger," Hugh Willoughby a hurricane researcher.
Willoughby's view of how hurricanes are going to respond to global warming is typical, but now there's a growing school of thought that global warming will actually sheer some of these hurricanes. (02/17/08)

Indoctrination continues...
Bill would require California's science curriculum to cover climate change - SOME THINK SCIENCE ISN'T DEFINITIVE ENOUGH TO TEACH - By Paul Rogers, Mercury News - Reading, writing and ... global warming?
A Silicon Valley lawmaker is gaining momentum with a bill that would require "climate change" to be among the science topics that all California public school students are taught.
The measure, by state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, also would mandate that future science textbooks approved for California public schools include climate change.
"You can't have a science curriculum that is relevant and current if it doesn't deal with the science behind climate change," Simitian said. "This is a phenomenon of global importance and our kids ought to understand the science behind that phenomenon." (02/15/08)

McCain, Clinton Act On Global Warming - Senator John McCain took time off from his presidential campaign today to announce the passage of the McCain-Clinton bill to end global warming. (02/14/08)

Letter: Global warming - don't worry - Dear Sir, The global warmists have it all wrong. They are just as wrong now as the global coolists were in 1975, when some scientists were concerned about dropping world temperatures and the consequent decline in food production. Newsweek in its April 28, 1975 edition ran a cover story proclaiming the coming of a new ice age.
How can this be?
Well, the answer is simple. Those scientists ignored millions of years of history during which there have been at least ten ice ages with intermediate warm periods. These ice ages lasted about 100,000 years and the warm periods about 10,000 years. Our last ice age ended about 11,000 years ago so we should now be expecting another. What caused these ice ages? (02/14/08)

Rich white green liberal with too much time on their hands, make the best cartoonists.
Mad about global warming - By Kat Kerlin - The magazine where Alfred E. Neuman seems to look more and more like President Bush (or is it the other way around?) recruited Pulitzer-Prize winning political cartoonists for a special "expose" in this month's issue. See the cartoons here. (02/14/08)

Anti-global warming pols are hot for big SUVs - By Paul Mulshine - As a longtime student of science, I am greatly intrigued by the theory of anthropogenic -- man-made -- global warming.
There is just one flaw in that theory, however. No one can say with certainty that the planet won't enter a cooling cycle next year -- or tomorrow for that matter. What if it does? So much for that theory.
As long as it's around, however, it spawns another, more interesting phenomenon, anthropogenic hypocrisy. What natural force, for example, impels a character like Al Gore to hold forth at great length on the need to conserve energy while living in a 10,000-square-foot house? Sure, he buys carbon credits. But if he truly believed the planet to be in crisis, he'd knock down that house and live in a solar-powered yurt in addition to buying the credits. (02/14/08)

LETTER- No global warming proof - By Charles G. Battig - The interview by Lindsay Barnes with UVA climatologist Jerry Stenger ["Jerry gander: Stenger has his eyes on the skies," February 7] posed the question "Does the new man in charge believe that global warming exists?"
The answer by Stenger is most troubling from the viewpoint of accepted scientific protocol. His answer that global temperatures have "increased rather sharply over the last 30 years" and that this has occurred over a period of great increase in the amount of greenhouse gases leads to the "reasonable conclusion" that..."part of it is driven by human activity."
There is no justification for such a conclusion. (02/14/08)

NZ wine industry upbeat about global warming - Higher temperatures due to global warming are expected to make cold areas of New Zealand more temperate and better suited to grape cultivation. So it's no surprise that New Zealand wine-growers are upbeat about a future that includes climate change.
"The big picture for New Zealand wine is very, very good," said Philip Gregan, chief executive of industry body New Zealand Winegrowers. (02/14/08)

NewsBusters: Global Warming Will Force Us All To Eat Bugs - By Noel Sheppard - Shortly after New Years, NewsBusters informed readers about a new horror movie wherein nature attacks oil workers in Alaska to prevent global warming.
To further scare people into sacrificing their financial well-being in order to stave off the liberal bogeyman, HuffPoster Kerry Trueman on Tuesday suggested that food shortages will be so rampant if we don't stop climate change that we'll all end up eating bugs. (02/14/08)

Quote Of The Day

"Global warming is a total crock of $h**. I'm a skeptic, not a denier. Having said that, my opinion doesn't matter. (With the battery-driven Volt), I'm motivated more by the desire to replace imported oil than by the CO2 (argument)." ~ GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz

Ode to Obama: Part LAST ONE (I promise) -This garbage is from a SeattlePI blog by a person called "Green Gal". Turns out she's just shilling for the Daily Kos.

Some excerpts:

"No candidate, even if he or she truly understands the urgency of dealing with the climate crisis, is going to say what really needs to be said about global warming until after they are elected. The reason: if they do they won't get elected." This is a perfect example of how dishonest the left is. They know their position on global warming can't withstand honest debate. Too bad McCain hasn't figured it out yet.

So, those of us who consider global warming to be the defining issue of our time, must try to elect a candidate that shares our understanding and sense of urgency about the problem, even though he or she can't tell us that they do. We must try to elect a candidate who once he or she is safely elected will have the vision, knowledge and courage (because it's still not going to be easy) to level with the American people. So in other words, deceive the stupid naive American voters until we get our socialist candidate elected, then we can bend them over with impunity. (02/13/08)

Here's my "Ode" to Obama

GLOBAL WARMING TO BRING CANNIBALISM TO SOUTH EAST - CLIMATE change will transform the south east of England into a steaming jungle filled with giant snakes and marauding tribes of blood-thirsty cannibals, scientists have predicted.
Researchers at the Institute for Studies have warned that unless carbon emissions are reduced Essex and Kent will resemble the darkest reaches of Amazonia, probably in about 18 months time.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: "First will come the mosquitos. They will be huge, about the size of a crow. Then the giant snakes will arrive to feast on the mosquitos.
"Within months towns including Colchester, Ashford, Gravesend, and possibly even Braintree, will be little more than mangrove swamps. However, local rail services should be unaffected."
He added: "Before long the populations will be reduced to primal savagery. Unable to grow crops on the dark jungle floor they will raid each others settlements with the victors feasting upon the flesh of the vanquished.
"The strongest tribes, driven on by their insatiable lust for human flash, will soon descend upon the slow, fat people of Hampshire."
Meanwhile doctors are warning that fewer old people will die as a result of rising temperatures.
Dr Wayne Hayes, of the British Medical Association, said: "Warmer winters will mean more OAPs I'm afraid."
He added: "If you feel that your local community is being overrun, then it might be an idea to nudge one of them under a bus." (02/13/08)

Photo: Daily Mash

Six year-old Gavin attends St Mark's Primary in Chelmsford and enjoys eating feet

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More Enviro-psycobabble
Eco-Spiritualism, Global Warming Teach-Ins and Progress
Science, Nature, Spirituality and Action Are Closely Linked - What? Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry, two theologians who spent part of their lives in New York's Hudson Valley, wrote about an inextricable link between science, nature and spirituality. A few years ago, religious and environmental leaders from all over the world converged at the United Nations and on college campuses to celebrate the teachings of de Chardin, who lived for a time at a Jesuit seminary in Hyde Park, N.Y. and whose remains are buried there.
Mary Evelyn Tucker, one of the most eloquent voices of the eco-spiritual movement, spoke at the U.N. about the daunting challenges faced by 21st-century humanitarians: widespread environmental degradation, crippling poverty, social inequities and unrestrained militarism. However, she sees in the vision of de Chardin that "the spirit of the earth is calling us into the next stage of evolutionary history, moving us forward from viewing ourselves as isolated individuals and competing nation states, to realizing our collective presence as a species on the planet." Far out man! (02/13/08)

It's the sun stupid - redux
Baliunas Says Global Warming Related To Sun - In her lecture series, "Warming Up to the Truth: The Real Story About Climate Change," astrophysicist Dr. Sallie Baliunas shared her findings Tuesday at the University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Dr. Baliunas' work with fellow Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics astronomer Willie Soon suggests global warming is more directly related to solar variability than to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, an alternative view to what's been widely publicized in the mainstream media. (02/13/08)

Global Warming And New Taxes - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, apparently oblivious to all the cold, freezing weather, in the nation this winter, is comparing the threat of global warming to terrorism.
The international community needs to declare "war" on global warming and, in the conflict, the United Nations will serve as a front-line combatant, he said. (Having the U.N. as a front-line combatant is one easy way to lose a war, not win it.)
And, of course, Mayor Bloomberg knows how to win this war - new taxes.
"I believe the U.S. should enact a tax on carbon emissions," he said.
Meanwhile, in the real world, snow and ice spread across wide sections of the Ohio Valley. Freezing rain created a layer of ice on top of four inches of newly fallen snow in Kentucky, and up to six inches of snow and ice fell during the night in southern Illinois.
The temperature in International Falls, Minnesota fell to 40 below zero Monday.

Perhaps when global warming hits with full force, the folks in International Falls will only have to put up with temperatures 38 below zero. After those new taxes that Mr. Bloomberg wants to zap them with, we hope they have enough money left over to pay the heating bills. (02/13/08)

Ritter's climate plan dubbed "junk science" - Rep. Kevin Lundberg is among a handful of GOP lawmakers assailing the governor's proposal. - By John Ingold, The Denver Post - A state lawmaker said Monday that the research underlying Gov. Bill Ritter's Climate Action Plan is flawed.
"We can't lose sight of the fact that it's predicated on junk science," Rep. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, said.
Lundberg said it has not been settled scientifically that manmade carbon-dioxide emissions contribute to global warming... (02/12/08)

More absurdity from Boob-berg
Bloomberg: Global Warming "As Lethal" As Terrorism - Explaining why global warming needs to be stopped in an urgent way, Mayor Bloomberg said, "Terrorists kill people. Weapons of mass destruction have the potential to kill an enormous amount of people. [But] global warming in the long term has the potential to kill everybody...This really is just as lethal. It's just the results are something we will face long term."
The Mayor was addressing reporters after speaking at the United Nation's conference on climate change. He mentioned the city's plan to reduce the use of tropical hardwoods because the deforestation accounts for 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. NYC is one of the world's biggest consumers of tropical hardwoods, as they are used in park benches, promenades, docks, etc. Bloomberg also emphasized that the U.S. should have a carbon emission tax. (02/12/08)

Indoctrination: This is what we're up against. -- Why the Obamniacs are so dangerous to to this country.
Global warming teach-ins reach over 1 million students - By: Jane Cutter - Capitalist destruction goes unchallenged - Global warming took center stage as the topic of the United States' largest-ever teach-in, held on Jan. 31. Over 1,500 universities, colleges, community colleges and even some high schools organized events under the umbrella of the group Focus the Nation. Professors also incorporated the issue of climate change into their regular lectures.
The goal was to reach out beyond the current environmental movement and draw wider attention to the issue, increasing awareness and motivating action.
The events did succeed in drawing attention and engaging young people. Organizers estimate over a million students were involved. At least 75 senators, U.S. representatives and governors spoke at various forums. The media provided extensive coverage of the teach-ins.
However, the question remains: What was the message on which the "nation" was "focused?"
A visit to the website is informative. Rapidly blinking ads promote Focus the Nation’s corporate sponsors including Nike, Clif Bar and Stonyfield Yogurt. Scrolling down, one finds the names and photos of numerous imperialist politicians, proudly displayed as supporters of the effort. Blinking Ads? Oh no, those evil corporations! You mean the ones that have been forced to cow tow to you enviro-socialist nut cases? So even if they're on board with these kooks, they're still evil! (02/12/08)

You really can't make this stuff up!
Cold Wave In India Attributed To Global Warming
- The recent cold wave sweeping across Mumbai and other parts of India could be attributed to global warming, experts said Tuesday here at an environmental conference.
Addressing the 'Combat Global Warming' conference at the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC) here, former union minister for power and environment Suresh Prabhu said global warming was primarily a problem created and induced by human beings.
He said the increase in emission of green house gases like carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and methane has resulted in the situation, which could prove catastrophic if unchecked.
Prabhu said the cold wave that swept Maharashtra and other parts of India recently could be attributed to the phenomenon of global warming. (02/12/08)

Time to get nostalgic about global warming? - By PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT - GARBAGE in, garbage out.
That's computer speak, meaning when the data for making decisions are incomplete or faulty, any conclusions based on those data will be incomplete or faulty as well.
Which brings us to global warming and, as Al Gore might say, an inconvenient truth. Could the data that scientists have used to predict higher global temperatures have been missing a key component - sunspot activity? (02/12/08)

CO2 Science: Global Warming and Tropical Cyclones - "it is often assumed that warmer sea surface temperatures provide a more favorable environment for the development and intensification of tropical cyclones." However, they note that "cyclone genesis and intensity are also affected by the vertical thermodynamic properties of the atmosphere," and this fact complicates the matter to the extent that, as they describe it, "the response of tropical cyclone activity to global warming is widely debated." (02/12/08)

Obama pledges to cut global warming pollution - "We cannot wait to stop global warming," Obama said. "We cannot wait to fix this country."
He pledged to put mandatory caps on carbon dioxide emissions from industry. And he talked about it often enough to imply it was one of his top priorities, along with getting the U.S. out of Iraq by the end of 2009, extending health insurance to all Americans, preventing insurance companies from denying coverage because of pre-existing medical conditions, raising fuel efficiency standards for all vehicles to 40 m.p.g., fixing up crumbling schools and improving America's standing in the world by using more diplomacy to deal with our enemies. (02/12/08)

Global warming 'may save lives' - Heatwaves: fun for some, deadly for others
The risk of a fatal heatwave in the UK within five years is high, but overall global warming may mean fewer deaths due to temperature, a report says. (02/12/08)

Indoctrination Alert
Play about polar bear to teach kids about global warming - By Lewis Cowen - POTTERNE based Flying Pizza Theatre Company is tackling the subject of global warming with a play about a starving polar bear.
Lucky the Polar Bear, which will be touring schools from March 25 to April 4, is about a bear who is starving because there is not enough ice in the Arctic for it to hunt seals.
So Lucky heads to the big city to try to persuade humans to clean up their act. (02/11/08)

Definitions for global warming fanatics - By Lorrie Goldstein - Despite repeated appeals to reason, decency and common sense, global warming fanatics continue to disparagingly refer to people who disagree with them as "global warming deniers" or as part of the "global warming denial industry."
Their absurd, disgusting and juvenile attempts to suggest anyone who doesn't bow down before their half-baked ideas, self-righteous prattle and mindless propaganda is comparable to a Holocaust denier, have gone on unchallenged for too long.
Enough is enough. It's time those of us who do not believe New York is going to be wiped out by a seven-metre rise in sea levels caused by global warming either next Tuesday, or 50 years, or 1,000 years from now - they'll get back to us on that - struck back with some mocking terminology of our own.
Ready? Here we go... (02/11/08)

A ranting this idiotic can only come from the land of nuts and fruits. Our most famous crop now seems to be left-wing fanatics who continuously express there discontent with our country. No matter how far left the Democratic Party moves, it's never enough for these idealistic idiots. These are the kind of idiots our colleges are graduating these days. The sane are a small minority in California now.
Clinton and Obama: Failures on War and Global Warming
- By Steven Argue - Today, every national academy of science of the industrialized world recognizes human caused global warming as a fact. These include the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences who explicitly use the word "consensus" on the issue.
The problem of global warming is one that will, and is, devastating the planet's environment, causing mass extinction of species while also destroying agricultural and habitable land through rising oceans, more severe hurricanes, droughts, more unpredictable weather, increases in tropical diseases, year round freezing weather with a potential ice age in the northern hemisphere combined with higher temperatures closer to the equator, and the potential of runaway global warming with the melting of the ocean's methane hydride that could actually cause the extinction of the human species. After suffering through the first three sentences, it's obvious that this guy is gone.But it actually gets even more absurd... It concludes with this:
Liberation News calls for ending the war and global warming through becoming better organized; building the mass movement in the streets; striking with political demands against arms producers and polluters; hot cargoing war materials on the docks, trains, and trucks as has been done on a few occasions along the west coast; becoming ungovernable; and building towards a general strike against the war. Likewise, we support the right of military personal to refuse orders and resist these wars. We support students, such as those at UC Santa Cruz who have repeatedly driven military recruiters off campus. And we call for the nationalization of the energy industry, building the socialist movement, voting socialist, and ultimately ending imperialism and environmental destruction through a socialist revolution holding high the principles of an egalitarian socialist economy used for human and environmental needs rather than profit, an economy controlled by the people through full democratic rights and universal suffrage. Ungovernable? These people are children and should be treated as such. They want to throw military recruiters off campuses, the very people who defend their right to make asses out of themselves. (02/10/08)

Cuddly tale of global warming leaves us cold - An Arctic Tale - Cert Gen - WILDLIFE documentary An Arctic Tale has noble intentions. It wants to let children know that if they nag their parents into changing to energy-efficient light bulbs and using green cars they might not inherit a world in which the polar ice caps have melted and we're all huddling on the last tiny piece of remaining land -- a lesson surely nobody could object to.
Unfortunately, the story used to illustrate this problem -- a mother polar bear and her two little cubs encountering adversity on their way to adulthood -- is so twee that the film risks infecting children with global-warming fatigue before they even reach their teens. (02/10/08)

So, Does Global Warming Exist In The Real World? - The Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, Canada, is now melting faster than it is being renewed. Global Warming? No, at least not the man-made one, because 5,000 years ago (according to a program on the Science channel about the Rockies), it didn't exist because it was too warm. It started forming about 4,000 years ago.
John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel, said: "I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global warming, it is a scam."
Now, because many adults are beginning to doubt man's role in global warming, the "experts" want to show Al Gore's film in the public schools (as a fact and denying any opposing view) because children are more gullible.
That reminds me of what the Nazis did in the 1930s. In the public schools, they presented proof that the Aryan race was the master race (remember the films showing the measuring of the facial and cranial areas they did, thus "scientifically" proving their point?).
Both of these theories are bogus and reek of masculine bovine excrement. ~ Robert Hart, Hitchcock h. (02/10/08)

Jan08 Northern Hemisphere snow cover: largest anomaly since 1966 - There have been a number of indications that January 2008 has been an exceptional month for winter weather in not only North America, but the entire Northern Hemisphere.
We’ve had anecdotal evidence of odd weather in the form of wire reports from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and China where record setting cold and snow has been felt with intensity not seen for 30-100 years, depending on the region.
From our remote sensing groups, we have reports of significant negative anomalies in both the RSS and UAH global satellite data for the lower troposphere. The there’s NOAA’s announcement that January 2008, was below 20th century averages, plus news that Arctic sea ice has quickly recovered from the record low extent of Summer 2007. Finally, there’s the massive La Nina said to be the driver of all this but may be a harbinger of a more permanent phase shift according to veteran forecaster Joe Bastardi.
Now to add to this, we have images and reports from NOAA and Rutgers University of large anomalies of snow cover extent for the northern hemisphere in January 2008... (02/09/08)

Global Warming Round Up: Snow, Snow, Snow -
GLOBAL warming round-up. Al Goreans look away - it's snow, snow and cold - brrrr - snow: - Tucked away now - because it is so common - the news of the global freeze continues to come in, the latest from Milwaukee in the American mid-west, where residents are rushing to finish digging out from this week's snowstorm, before the next batch of snow arrives - expected over the weekend.
So far, the major snowstorm has forced hundreds of schools and businesses to close and grounding hundreds of flights as snow piled more than 20 inches deep in some areas. Governor Jim Doyle called a state of emergency late Wednesday, sending National Guard troops to help about 500 vehicles stuck in a traffic jam behind semitrailer trucks blocking Interstate 90 south of Madison.
Meanwhile, without so much as a mention of global warming, the BBC Radio 4 World Tonight programme reported on the growing humanitarian crisis in Tajikstan which is in the grip of its coldest winter for five decades. (02/09/08)

Absurdity: While people are starving around the world, the greenies want us to burn food rather than fuel. And burning food instead of fuel is worse for the environment. So what is the global warming alarmist movement really all about? Socialism.
Biofuel crops may worsen global warming: study - By Philip Stavrou, News - Converting land for biofuel crops results in major carbon emissions and actually worsens the problem of global warming instead of mitigating it, says a new study.
The study by Nature Conservancy, an organization working to protect ecologically important lands and waters, will be published in Science magazine later this month. (02/09/08)

Global warming tale survives its own cheap tricks - By Joanne Weintraub - How do you take a sane, sensible premise - that global warming, left unchecked, will harm the planet irreparably - and sensationalize it?
First, hire Alec Baldwin to narrate your special, making sure he uses the same breathy, slightly sinister tone as Jack Donaghy, his hilariously unscrupulous TV executive in "30 Rock."
Next, give him some alarming but vague lines, such as, "Scientists agree we now live in a world warmer by almost 1 degree Celsius," minus the information: 1 degree warmer than what?
Finally, fill the screen with cheap effects. It's not enough to warn people that carbon emissions are fouling the atmosphere, so drive the point home by swirling evil-looking black clouds through a suburban landscape. (02/09/08)

More absurdity from the land of fruits and nuts!
California proposes a global-warming fee on businesses
- By Paul Rogers - In the first such program in California, and perhaps the United States, Bay Area air pollution regulators are proposing to charge an annual fee to thousands of businesses based on the amount of greenhouse gases they emit.
The fee - 4.2 cents per metric ton of carbon dioxide - would affect everything from oil refineries to power plants, and landfills, factories and small businesses like restaurants and bakeries.
The largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the Bay Area, the Shell oil refinery in Martinez, would pay $186,475 a year for its 4.4 million annual metric tons of emissions. The largest emitter in Santa Clara County, the Hanson Permanente Cement Plant in Cupertino, would pay $44,507 a year for its 1.05 million tons. (02/09/08)

Huckabee's global warming dance - Gov. Mike Huckabee sent mixed signals this morning about how he would approach global warming if elected President.
During a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC, the Republican former Arkansas governor derided the Kyoto Protocol, the 1997 international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He insisted America should never surrender its sovereignty to international organizations or compromise its interests with burdensome agreements or excessive regulation. (02/09/08)

Joe Barton: Keep the lights on - Global warming alarmists need to slow down, allow more time for science and make sure we retain our quality of life.
It is dogma in Democratic circles that the specter of global warming is so manifest and terrifying that facts matter less than action, and the party has begun to insist that Congress must attack carbon dioxide and save the planet in time for the November election.
Keep in mind that CO2 is not a pollutant. It performs the desirable work of making life possible by regulating planetary surface temperatures. And it is everywhere.
I hope that if Congress' global warmists are going to have their anti-carbon dioxide legislation, they will accommodate some discussion first. Here's my modest opener:
Electricity must be available and affordable; keep the lights on, please. (02/08/08)

It must be Global Warming's fault: Colorado snowpack best in a decade - By Ryan W. McMaken - The weather people were lecturing us last month on how it was going to be a dry winter. They have since shut up. March is our wettest month, and we're already over 150 percent of snowpack in some places.
What's especially intersting is that the Aspen ski resort and other resorts have begun to circulate posters and flyers suggesting that global warming with destroy the ski industry within a few years, and that very soon, it will be raining in January at 10,000 feet above sea level. Right. Sure. Meanwhile the resorts are enjoying the best snow they've seen in over 10 years:
The state snowpack, an indicator of summer water supplies, is the best it's been in more than 10 years, and a string of recent snowstorms has all of southern Colorado more than 150 percent of average.
But drought years seem a distant memory as the Upper Rio Grande Basin boasts 173 percent of average snowpack, best in the state; and the South Platte River Basin, the state's lowest watershed currently, is at 101 percent. (02/08/08)

New Study Shows Arctic Cooling Over last 1500 years - New Arctic Study published in Climate Dynamics, and the work was conducted by Håkan Grudd of Stockholm University's Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology - Published online: 30 January 2008.
Excerpt: "The late-twentieth century is not exceptionally warm in the new Torneträsk record: On decadal-to-century timescales, periods around AD 750, 1000, 1400, and 1750 were all equally warm, or warmer. The warmest summers in this new reconstruction occur in a 200-year period centred on AD 1000. A 'Medieval Warm Period' is supported by other paleoclimate evidence from northern Fennoscandia, although the new tree-ring evidence from Tornetraäsk suggests that this period was much warmer than previously recognised." < > "The new Torneträsk summer temperature reconstruction shows a trend of -0.3°C over the last 1,500 years." Paper available here: & Full Paper (pdf) available here: (02/08/08)

More indoctrination...
UN head warns Chicago students about global warming - First visit to city by sitting head of international body - By Carlos Sadovi and David Greising | Tribune reporters - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told students at Walter Payton College Prep. High School on Friday that global warming and climate change are the most important international issues facing the world today.
Ban was at the school to address students and observe a simulation of a United Nations debate on climate change and global warming involving students from more than 20 Chicago public high schools.
Accompanied by Mayor Richard Daley, Ban said he had witnessed the effects of global warming in Antarctica and was struck by how quickly the ice cap is melting. (02/08/08)

NewsBusters: Canadian Scientists Fear Global Cooling - By Nathan Burchfiel - Investor's Business Daily is reporting something we haven't seen much of in the media since the 1970s: concerns about global cooling. You read that correctly: cooling.
Kenneth Tapping, a researcher at Canada's National Research Council, wants to look for evidence of increased sunspot activity, according to IBD. "The lack of increased activity could signal the beginning of what is known as a Maunder Minimum, an event which occurs every couple of centuries and can last as long as a century." (02/08/08)

More Global Warming Hyperbole!
Global warming to blame for Bolivian floods? - ...Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca told reporters that First Word "maltreatment of the earth" had sparked the crisis. [...]
Bolivian President Evo Morales has called on developed nations to pay an ecological debt. The United States and other countries have rushed aid to flood-ravaged Bolivia. But the asserted role of global warming in this and other natural disasters seems likely to be debated for years. I got your "ecological dept" right here. Why not just say thanks for "rushing ais to flood-ravaged Bolivia? (02/08/08)

From the JunkMan
Lights out, America? - By Steven Milloy - The lights may soon go out in Washington, DC -- and it could happen where you live, too.
"Electric power has already become painfully expensive in Washington and its suburbs. Now, local utilities, say, it could become something even worse: scarce," reported the Washington Post this week. Maryland, for example, may face rolling blackouts as early as 2011 or 2012 on summer days.
The core of the problem is that the region's ability to meet its ever-increasing demand for electricity is being short-circuited by environmental activists who are doing every thing they can to make it as difficult as possible to generate and transmit power.
"Environmental groups say the region should try harder to save energy before it goes out looking for more," the Post reported. "The cheapest power plant out there is the one you never have to build," one activist told the Post.
The euphemism the environmentalists use for this strategy is "conservation." But "rationing" is perhaps the most honest descriptor. (02/07/08)

Watts Up With That?: NOAA/NCDC: Jan08 Colder than 20th century average - Let us give NOAA credit for making this release:
"The average temperature in January 2008 was 30.5 F. This was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average, the 49th coolest January in 114 years. The temperature trend for the period of record (1895 to present) is 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit per decade."
For those that have been harping about my "2nd coldest in 15 years" headline, it appears that NCDC has that one beat with "the 49th coolest January in 114 years".
Of course, we've had several prior years where the monthly average dipped below the 1901-2000 average, so this is nothing of real value, but I thought it was interesting to point out NCDC's choice of assigning a rank to the month. (02/07/08)

Wind Patterns Could Mask Effects Of Global Warming In Ocean - ScienceDaily - Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that natural variability in the earth's atmosphere could be masking the overall effect of global warming in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Scientists have previously found that surface temperatures around the globe have risen over the last 30 years in accord with global warming. New data, however, shows that heat stored in the North Atlantic Ocean has a more complex pattern than initially expected, suggesting that natural changes in the atmosphere also play a role. (02/07/08)

My list of how to stop global warming | Saving Planet Earth one furnace after another - I have had an attitude adjustment regarding global warming. We beat global cooling 30 years ago by sacrificing aerosol spray deodorant.
We can whip this imaginary crisis, too, by changing our lifestyles. - I drew up my list based on everyone else's lists. Some people call this lazy. I call it conserving energy and shrinking my carbon footprint. (02/07/08)

And from our nutcase neighbor to the North, David Suzuki....
Jail politicians who ignore climate science: Suzuki Didn't mean it literally says scientist's spokesperson - Craig Offman, National Post - David Suzuki has called for political leaders to be thrown in jail for ignoring the science behind climate change. [...]
"You have lived your entire lives in a completely unsustainable period," he told students and fans. "You all think growth and [climate] change is normal. It's not."
Toward the end of his speech, Dr. Suzuki said that "we can no longer tolerate what's going on in Ottawa and Edmonton" and then encouraged attendees to hold politicians to a greater green standard.
"What I would challenge you to do is to put a lot of effort into trying to see whether there's a legal way of throwing our so-called leaders into jail because what they're doing is a criminal act," said Dr. Suzuki, a former board member of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. "It's an intergenerational crime in the face of all the knowledge and science from over 20 years." (02/07/08)

It's too early to point finger at global warming - TWO STORM SYSTEMS IN WEEK DON'T MAKE PATTERN - By Mary Meehan MMEEHAN1@HERALD-LEADER.COM - When does a fluke become a pattern?
"That's the million-dollar question," said Dan Spaeth, meteorologist at the National Weather Service Paducah office. "Why is this happening?"
Unfortunately, with Kentucky reeling from the second severe storm system in a week, Spaeth said there is no easy answer. "Two events in a week doesn't really make a seasonal-type pattern," he said.
The facts are these: A mass of warm air slammed into an equally massive block of cold air, and atmospheric chaos ensued.
Meteorologist Angie Lece of the National Weather Service Louisville office, said there have been unseasonable, severe weather events in Kentucky during the past several years. But, she said, it's too soon to say that these storms are part of a systematic, sustained change on a global scale.
In other words, you can't blame global warming just yet. (02/07/08)

Climate change alarmists washed out - Well, rain everywhere. Flash floods again hit suburbs across Sydney. Hail and wild winds were predicted. But the rainfall was the result of storms and we were spared the hail and the wind.
And have you noticed one outfit that have gone silent? The global warming apologists.
Remember the world was going to burn. We were going to fry up and dry up.
Kevin signed the Kyoto Protocol and that was going to do something about greenhouse gas emissions. Alan Jones comments on Sydney's rain VIDEO: (02/07/08)

Collapsing ice shelf may not have been the victim of global warming - Global warming may not be entirely to blame for the collapse of an Antarctic ice shelf in 2002, according to research published today.
The 10,000-year-old Larsen B ice shelf was initially believed to be a victim of climate change.
But a paper published in the Journal of Glaciology claims the shelf had been teetering on collapse for decades.
Professor Neil Glasser, of Aberystwyth University, the paper's lead author, said cracks and fault lines in the ice had significantly weakened the structure. "Ice shelf collapse is not as simple as we first thought," he said. Oh really? (02/07/08)

Analyzing Global-warming Science | An Interview of Dr. Arthur Robinson - By William F. Jasper - Dr. Arthur Robinson is a professor of chemistry and is cofounder of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, which was created in 1980 to conduct basic and applied research in subjects applicable to increasing the quality, quantity, and length of human life. As part of his work, he edits the newsletter Access to Energy.
Dr. Robinson, in collaboration with other scientists, was one of the early critics of doomsday global-warming theories. He has authored articles and created video presentations demonstrating that the hypothesis of human-caused global warming is wrong, showing that the hypothesis is not supported by the observable evidence. To come to this conclusion, Professor Robinson and his colleagues brought together the findings of hundreds of peer-reviewed studies about all aspects of the global-warming hypothesis. (02/07/08)

Sen. Kerry Blames Tornados on Global Warming - Former Democratic presidential nominee blames 'intense storms' that have killed more than 50 on climate change. - By Jeff Poor, Business & Media Institute - Politicians using tragedy to advance an agenda has been a tried-and-true strategy. Paint the idea green and a natural catastrophe became political fodder for former Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry (Mass.)
Kerry appeared on MSNBC on February 6 to discuss storms that have killed at least 50 people throughout the Southeastern United States. So, of course, Kerry used the platform to advance global warming alarmism. (02/06/08)

A (welcome) minor outbreak of sanity from the NYT
Global-Warming Jujitsu - By John Tierney - Suppose that the pessimistic forecasts of global warming are accurate. Suppose that the planet's temperature rises according to the high-end scenario of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and that we experience the economic and social impacts (like hunger, malaria and coastal flooding) projected by the much-publicized Stern Review sponsored by the British government.
Does that mean our best course of action is to quickly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases? (02/06/08)

John McCain on Alternative Fuels, Global Warming & Nuclear Energy - Senator McCain's 25-minute speech covers the use of ethanol and electric- powered vehicles, America's need to get out from under the thumb of "foreign- oil," environmental dangers such as global warming and the case for why nuclear energy power generation is a must. Several of McCain's positions are in stark contrast to those expressed by the current Bush Administration. (02/06/08)

More global warming religion...literally!
Christians told: Give up carbon for Lent - By Paul Eccleston - Two senior Church of England Bishops have called on people to give up carbon rather than chocolate for Lent.
Carbon Fast: An act with impact
They want to drive home the climate change message to churchgoers by encouraging them to cut their energy use.
The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev James Jones and the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, will make the call before the 40 days of Lent begins on Wednesday February 6.
Lent is the time when Christians traditionally give up such things as sweets, chocolate or alcohol in recognition of the 40 days Christ spent fasting in the desert to prepare for his ministry.
This year they will be asked to think about their own carbon footprint and follow a few simple steps designed to help cut CO2 emissions. They include:
* avoiding plastic bags
* giving the dishwasher a day off
* insulating the hot water tank
* checking the house for drafts with a ribbon and buying draught excluders (02/05/08)

You don't think global warming is religion?
Carbon Fast: An act with impact - By Hazel Southam - Lent starts tomorrow and I've been casting around for something to give up.
Christians told: Give up carbon for Lent
Chocolate seems a bit predictable. Crisps and gin and tonic might be better, but harder to achieve. Yet neither seem to have the gravitas that you'd hope for from an act designed to mirror Christ's 40 days in the wilderness.
Frankly, who'll care if I'm knocking back less gin? It's hardly an act with impact.
So, I was delighted to stumble on the Carbon Fast a 40-day scheme for Lent being launched by the aid and development agency Tearfund. (02/05/08)

What to Do about Climate Change - By Indur Goklany - The state-of-the-art British-sponsored fasttrack assessment of the global impacts of climate change, a major input to the much-heralded Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, indicates that through the year 2100, the contribution of climate change to human health and environmental threats will generally be overshadowed by factors not related to climate change. Hence, climate change is unlikely to be the world's most important environmental problem of the 21st century. (02/05/08)

Alarmist 'Six Degrees' Producer Says Global Warming Catastrophe Not 'Even Likely' - Author Mark Lynas tells audience the 'Armageddon' scenario featured in his film probably won't happen. - By Jeff Poor, Business & Media Institute - It's one thing to portray a doomsday scenario as it would happen unless drastic action is taken when it comes to global warming. It's been done over and over.
But Mark Lynas, author of "Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet," took a different approach. Lynas, who is actively campaigning for government "solutions" to combat global warming, presented what he acknowledged were unlikely scenarios in his book and movie to create a sense of climate change panic. (02/05/08)

Global warming: Is the sun to blame? - By Rex Trulove - To me, this is a no-brainer. ALL of our climate comes from the sun. It warms the earth, it causes winds and waves, and it makes life on Earth possible.
The downside is that the sun has cycles, just like everything else, and most of those we aren't even aware of yet. Many may cover such a long time that we may never know about them. Some of them we do know about, though.
We know that sunspots operate on an 11 year cycle, between times of very high sunspot activity to times of very low sunspot activity. Sunspots are caused by areas of extremely intense magnetic activity on the surface of the sun. This is something else we know, and it makes sense, because every 22 years, the sun's north and south poles switch places. (02/05/08)

CO2 Science: Late 20th-Century Thawing of Alaskan Permafrost - The author "reviews the warming of permafrost in Alaska during the twentieth century," concentrating on the role played by snow cover, particularly over the last two decades. (02/05/08)

Carbon trading is 'false solution' to global warming - Critics speak out on international climate change policy in Astoria - By CASSANDRA PROFITA
The Daily Astorian - If you thought buying a carbon offset to mitigate your fossil fuel emissions would make the world a better place, think again.
According to Kevin Smith and Tamra Gilbertson, critics of international climate change policy who spoke in Astoria Friday, carbon trading is a false solution to global climate change that actually prolongs the world's dependence on fossil fuels.
Not only is it bad practice for consumers, they told a group of about 30 people at the Cannery Pier Hotel, it's the wrong way to get polluters to cut emissions worldwide. (02/04/08)

Global warming: What's the real truth? - by Paul Krismanits - Here's a few things most people don't know, because most people like to get their news from propaganda movies which win Oscars (*achem* "An Inconvenient Truth"). So here's some facts I bet Al Gore and your science teacher... (02/04/08)

There Are Green '08 Candidates, and Then There Are Some That Aren't ... at All - By Tara Lohan, AlterNet. - Which candidates support nuclear and coal? Who's fighting climate change and supports renewables? Here's the scoop.
If you're not sure where presidential contenders, Democratic or Republican, stand on environmental issues -- it's not surprising. There has been little discussion in the debates. That's because the idiot environmentalists in the press are the only ones "left" that still believe in the CO2 Boogeyman! (02/04/08)

Climate shift: political rhetoric distorts reality - Raymond J. Keating - Many politicians are certain that global warming is a grave threat, and humanity gets the blame. But what about the scientists?
On the presidential campaign trail, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and Republican John McCain stand ready to act against man-made global warming [...]
After just a little bit of research, I discovered a good deal of scientific disagreement over global warming, mankind's role and our climate future. didn't teach... (02/04/08)

Where the candidates stand: - this week California emission waiver and global warming (02/04/08)

Chickens "Greener" than Cows
Global warming - Al Gore received the Nobel Prize for his work on Global Warming awareness. The Kyoto agreement , which got a follow-up at the Climate Conference in Bali, initiated a lot of actions including research projects to better understand the cause and contributing factors to global warming. Carbon reduction became the magic word and everybody was told that they should take measures to reduce the production and release of CO2. The poultry industry is not exempted from this obligation.
Here I am not only referring to poultry growers but also to all links in the supply chain as well as processing and sales chain. Various non-governmental organisations (NGOs), no matter whether they deal with environment or animal welfare, have adopted the opinion that livestock production is the main cause of global warming.
The farming community, especially the livestock sector, does not receive much sympathy from city dwellers, when it comes to environmental and animal welfare issues. The majority of these people still believe that the old fashioned way of small scale (backyard) farming is better for the environment, the animals and the farmers. How wrong can they be and how easy can they be misled by unfounded statements by NGOs.
Unbiased researchers at the Cranfield University in Silsoe , UK, released a report last year on the impact of various agricultural commodities on global warming. Their conclusion were very interesting and positive for the poultry industry.
Not that poultry does not contribute to global warming, but it is the least contributor of all animal products, and significantly less than most greenhouse grown fruits and vegetables... (02/04/08)

Word war on warming - By Tom Harris - ...Ignoring the oxygen atoms and calling CO2 merely "carbon" makes about as much sense as ignoring the oxygen in water (H2O) and calling it "hydrogen." That might be an effective PR tool for anti-hydro power campaigners but most people would regard such a communications trick as ridiculous. Equating carbon dioxide to "carbon" is no less flawed.
This is not merely an academic point but is part of how language has been distorted to bolster concerns about human-caused climate change. Calling the gas "carbon" encourages people to think of it as "pollution" or something "dirty," like graphite or soot. Calling CO2 by its proper name would help people remember that, regardless of its role in climate change (a point of intense debate in the climate science community), carbon dioxide is really an invisible gas essential to plant photosynthesis and so all life... (02/04/08)

Hyperbole | More Warmist Rubbish
Is there a scientific consensus about global warming? - by Lawrie Williams - I was a kid when I read the first warning about global warming in 1963, a tiny newspaper item about how extra CO2 would trap heat and warm the planet. It was an idea so simple that a child could understand it. 1963? What a crock! (02/04/08)

And speaking of dimwits...
Polar Bear to Be the First Species Protected Against Global Warming - By Julia Bonelli - ..."All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others," said Kassie Siegel, an attorney with the non-profit Center for Biological Diversity. "And then there is the polar bear." (02/04/08)

Will Media Expose Global Warming Con Job? - By OnTheWeb: Jerry Carlson - The Chinese word for crisis is a combination of the two ideograms Wei, which means "danger" and Ji, which means "opportunity."
In the past several months, a new "crisis" has heated up the controversy over man-made global warming.
A few major-media writers and TV personalities are actually reporting statements by credible scientists who are challenging the assumption that carbon dioxide is the primary force causing global warming.
There's a real possibility that big-name journalists will break ranks and pursue their next Pulitzer Prize by exposing the lack of scientific consensus on CO2 as a planet-heating pollutant.
That would create a crisis of confidence among the activists, researchers and global-governance apparatchiks who want a global carbon tax to build their political and financial power base.
As an agricultural journalist, I find this a fascinating new development in the climate controversy. I've studied weather and climate for more than 50 years. In the early 1970s, I wrote a short book, Tomorrow's Wild Weather, which warned what could happen if there was a long-term continuation of the cooling trends in the mid-latitudes since the 1930s.
As climatologist Reid Bryson advised me at the time, a cooler climate in temperate zones would have been serious for world agriculture: Westerly winds would intensify, making U.S. weather more extreme. Africa's Sahel desert would expand much farther southward, spreading famine across northern Africa. The data looked ominous: Average temperature in the 48 U.S. states had fallen by more than six-tenths of a degree Celsius since 1930. (02/04/08)

The Spoof
Increase in turd stories due to global warming, scientist says - An increase in the number of turd stories worldwide has been directly linked to global warming, according to at least one scientist.
Dr. Greg Bootmaker, a climatologist who has spent years studying the possible relationship between global warming and turd stories, explained how one affects the other... (02/03/08)

Global warming spurs claims from both sides - Vic Hummert's slanted global-warming claim alluded to reporting by 60 Minutes, (hardly the arbiter of objective reporting) and claims by selective scientists. For every scientist who adheres to man-made global warming, there is one with an opposite opinion.
In November 2007, Buenos Aires, Argentina, recorded the lowest November temperature in 90 years. The temperature reached 2.5 C. Since records began more than a century ago, only two days had colder lows in November - in 1914 (1.6) and 1917 (2.4).
Ninety years ago, the urban heat island effect was much less pronounced than nowadays. In Brazil's southernmost province, Rio Grande do Sul, temperatures fell to 2.3 C. In Sao Joaquim on Nov. 12, the temperature was -1.2 C with frost. The culprit is a developing La Nina - cooling of water in the eastern Pacific along the South American coast - that some climatologists believe could indicate a return to the La Nina situation that dominated from 1947 to 1977.
El Ninos have been more common since then. Some climatologists believe they may have caused what the IPCC calls "global warming." NASA recently indicated the circulation of the Arctic Ocean has changed from the counterclockwise circulation of the 1990s to the pre-1990 clockwise circulation, which could result in a cooling trend - just one instance that takes issue with Al Gore and company.
I can only conclude, based on Gore's and Hummert's claims, that climate change and global warming took a sharp turn and went around Argentina and Brazil. ~ Roder Russo, Youngsville (02/03/08)

NewsBusters: LAT Endorses McCain: Weak on Fences, Strong on Global Warming - By Mark Finkelstein - The LA Times has endorsed John McCain in the GOP primary, and at least two of its reasons for doing so should give conservatives pause: the liberal paper likes McCain because he's weak on border fences and strong on global warming... (02/02/08)

Hansen: Iowa conservationist is cool to global warming theories - By Marc HANSEN - Ptolemy, the zany Greek who said the Earth was the center of the universe, had them fooled for 1,500 years. Then Copernicus came along and said hold on a minute.
I doubt the politicians were handing out anti-Ptolemy literature back then - the church wouldn't allow it - but sometimes the scientific consensus does turn out to be wrong.
That's why I refuse to ridicule the five Iowa legislators who were touting a book last week that said human activity has nothing to do with global warming.
The book is "Unstoppable Global Warming - Every 1,500 Years." The authors are Dennis T. Avery, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, and S. Fred Singer, a climate physicist and professor emeritus at the University of Virginia.
Avery and Singer believe we're in a natural, 1,500-year climate cycle. Trying to prevent further warming is futile and expensive. Trying to adapt is the way to go.
What if they're right? What if climate change mania turns out to be the new Y2K? Does the Academy take back Al Gore's Oscar?
What if, like Copernicus, the Statehouse skeptics have stumbled upon the truth? What if they actually know what they're talking about? (02/02/08)

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Can the US confront global warming without adding more nuclear power?

Yes - By Bill Clandillon - Of course it can! The whole title begs several clarifications, from is global warming happening, through to does nuclear power reduce it, as well as is giving a hint that nuclear power is not perceived as desirable. Yes, the atmosphere is warming, but man's influence is difficult to quantify.
I believe that it is in the interest of the US to act to reduce greenhouse gas production for a number of reasons, regardless of the veracity of the global warming argument. Nuclear power is generally regarded as a less warming substitute for other energy sources, but why not act to encourage energy saving as the most effective alternative. Global warming is simply one of many challenges that we face, and is one we must rise to in a flexible manner without pinning our hopes on any single panacea.
For whatever reason, global warming is a "flavor of the month" right now. Proving man's culpability is however tenuous. 300 years ago, the explorer Captain George Vancouver found what is now called Glacier Bay (Alaska), choked with ice in 1794. John Muir found the same bay 85 years later, but that the ice had retreated almost all the way up the bay. By 1916 the ice was nearly 65 miles from Glacier Bay's mouth... (02/02/08)

No - By Louis B. - The focus on energy dependency as being a priority of the U.S. is being used as a Political global war in a effort for world dominance.
He who controls the energy, controls your life.
So we don't need to be told how to use energy, just be provided with alternate sources..
Nuclear power is less than 2% efficient, and is environmentally damaging period, it makes us vulnerable, and creates a hazard with the potential to kill millions.
Nuclear power should be avoided at all cost!
New companies are Laying the ground work for further study, and research development. They have been, and are making alternate fuels available today.
This is why the Government is rushing in to impose higher taxes on you as we speak. This will only lead to more hatred toward America, and the average Americans will suffer, paying the bill wile the United nations take control. Don't let them fool you, they want you to let them pass these laws so the can make amendments and change the to fit there needs over time... (02/02/08)

New Republic Editor: McCain Could Be 'Nixon-to-China' on Global Warming - Liberal magazine's Foer says stance on climate has 'virtues', but he must cope with conservative 'lunatics' in base. - By Jeff Poor, Business & Media Institute - Sen. John McCain just got an endorsement he probably wasn't expecting. - The New Republic's editor, Franklin Foer, wasn't all that glum about the possibility of John McCain defeating Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. Foer told an audience at the Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. on February 1 that he thought McCain had the best track record on global warming and a McCain presidency could offer some interesting "possibilities."
"[I] think that McCain has certain political virtues that other Republicans don't, which is that he actually has kind of a record of being, of being conciliatory - that there's actually - I mean, I don't what it means for the electoral future of the Democratic Party, but there are the possibilities for doing some interesting things with McCain as a leader, and I'm mostly thinking about global warming - where McCain has the best track record on energy and environment on the Republican side in the Senate," Foer concluded. "So, I think you have some really good possibility for a Nixon-to-China type solution to climate change if he decides that that's going to be the thing he is going to use to build a bridge."
Foer was promoting his book, "Election 2008: A Voter's Guide." He told the audience he couldn't imagine the consequences of "a McCain presidency with Democrats in a ticked-off minority." But he said McCain's biggest challenge as president would be taking on his own party. No shit! (02/02/08)

Report attacks climate policy - By Rosslyn Beeby - The Rudd Government's climate change policy has already been overtaken by new science and will impose a "death sentence" on Australia unless urgently updated, say the authors of a new report.
Former Victorian government adviser Phillip Sutton and David Spratt, founder of climate change group CarbonEquity, say the Government's policy lacks scientific depth and has been cobbled together from reports now surpassed by new data on the rate and scale of global warming.
In a hard-hitting report for Friends of the Earth Australia, they claim the Government's commitment to reduce greenhouse emissions by 60 per cent by 2050 locks Australia into supporting a dangerous 3 degree rise in global temperature and is based on a United Nations report 12 years out of date... (02/02/08)

Global Warming Threatens Super Bowl Teams! - By John Tierney - Okay, maybe I've been skeptical about some of the alarms over global warming. Mea culpa, mea culpa. Now I'm truly frightened.
It turns out that global warming poses a dire threat to 14 football teams, including the two playing in the Super Bowl. Environment America, a federation of environmental groups, issued an "analysis" this week, complete with a fact sheet of weather statistics, warning that a warming trend in Northern cities like New York and Boston is eroding the traditional advantage enjoyed by their teams when playing at home in cold weather.
"As if we needed another reason to tackle global warming, now even football could be affected," said Nathan Willcox, who was identified as the energy and clean air advocate of Environment America. "Congress must get serious about global warming before rising temperatures fumble away cold weather teams' home field advantage."
Even football? Say it ain't so! (02/02/08)

Will Media Expose Global Warming Con Job? - By Jerry Carlson - In the past several months, a new "crisis" has heated up the controversy over man-made global warming.
A few major-media writers and TV personalities are actually reporting statements by credible scientists who are challenging the assumption that carbon dioxide is the primary force causing global warming.
There's a real possibility that big-name journalists will break ranks and pursue their next Pulitzer Prize by exposing the lack of scientific consensus on CO2 as a planet-heating pollutant. (02/01/08)

The dangers of politicizing the issue of global warming - By Joseph Ben-Ami - The French have a saying: Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose the more things change, the more they remain the same.
Ever since their emergence as a political force a little more than two centuries ago, fear-mongering and character assassination have been the tactics of choice of left-wing ideologues when neither the facts, nor common sense, support their arguments or political agenda. The raging debate over climate change, and the tactics being employed, is a good illustration of this. Confronted with the fact-based criticism of an increasing number of scientists who say that cyclical climate change is as natural as the sunrise and sunset - and not due to human activity - the left reverts to type, substituting ugly invective for civil debate.
The latest example of this proclivity is their accusation that scientists who point out that the evidence does not support the claim that climate change is man-made are "climate change deniers" (something that they manifestly are not), apparently on par with Holocaust deniers. Their aim, led by the likes of Al Gore in the United States and David Suzuki in Canada, is not the acquisition of knowledge in pursuit of sound policy, but rather, the acquisition of political power in pursuit of their radical agenda. What they are doing is bad enough because it's exactly the opposite of what scientific inquiry should be, but it's especially repugnant inasmuch as they seek to usurp the horror of the Holocaust to score cheap, partisan political points. Nobody should be surprised by this though name-calling is exactly the sort of thing that the left does whenever its orthodoxy is challenged... (02/01/08)

633 words on Global Warming - By Ari Kaufman - It was one of the COLDEST Decembers on record here in Indiana and most of the Midwest. This was also the case in December and January across the Great Plains and the South. It snowed in Florida, and was consistently below average in Southern California. Check the mid 50s temps in San Diego, Los Angeles and even Phoenix if you don't recall. Or turn on the Super Bowl in Arizona Sunday evening to see temps that won't hit 60.
Because of the folks who bring this Global Warming up now in 2008, of all times, for clear political agendas, I have taken time to study this, but it's really simple. And like al-Gore, I will do so without the qualifications to opine, thus my word is equal to his...though I do lack the 30,000 square foot mansions and private jets. My apartment is 400 square feet and I drive a Nissan Sentra... (02/01/08)




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