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Mansur: Is there global warming "truth"? - There is little disagreement in the media that Al Gore is greatly responsible for bringing the subject of man-made global warming into the public glare. Gore has been on a roll since the Academy Awards gave his film, An Inconvenient Truth, the prize for the best documentary of the year, and it will not be a surprise if the Norwegian Nobel committee awards him the peace prize for his efforts in the push to end man-made global warming. (03/31/07)

Hear both sides of the global warming debate - JEFF REINARTZ - The other night, I watched two programs back-to-back on one of the educational channels. One of the programs focused on all this global warming hysteria, and featured an interview with Al Gore, and it really started me to thinking. (03/31/07)

In age of reason, the brouhaha over global warming can leave you cold - History shows that scientists are not always right. Sometimes they get caught up in the non-scientific enthusiasms of their time. History also shows that one of those enthusiasms, which crops up constantly, is a desire to believe in the approach of some kind of apocalypse. (03/31/07)

John Travolta On Global Warming: Do As I Say, Not As I Do - On the subject of green celebrity hypocrisy, John Travolta is our poster boy. His carbon footprint is nearly 100 times that of the average Briton. And that's okay, he doesn't mind. In fact, he acknowledges that he's probably not the best person to be lecturing others on Global Warming. However, he goes ahead and does it anyways. (03/30/07)

Howard's punt is on the money - John Howard could not have chosen a more exquisitely churlish moment to truculently, almost exultantly, dismiss the idea of setting any targets for cutting Australia's output of the greenhouse gases thought to be responsible for global warming. It was on Wednesday afternoon during the Parliament's question time. Britain's Sir Nicholas Stern was in the building and waiting to meet the Prime Minister. (03/30/07)

An Inconvenient Truth: There Is No Consensus on Global Warming! - When it comes to the debate on Global Climate Change (I find it interesting to note that after some of the coldest and nastiest winters in years - they're no longer calling it "global warming") it is intellectually dishonest to deny that there exist LEGITIMATE differences of opinion. There is NOT any unanimity in the scientific community on ANY of the significant Climate Change questions.  You will find "experts" on both sides of EACH of these questions. Therefore, one would think they should be asked and answered conclusively before any draconian action is taken, don't you agree? (03/30/07)

10 Questions For Al Gore And The Global Warming Crowd - By John Hawkins- I'll be the first to admit that like most conservatives, I'm deeply skeptical of the idea that mankind is causing global warming. Is that because I take payoffs from the energy industry, don't like Al Gore, don't like science, or any of the other silly excuses global warming alarmists come up with to explain why people don't buy their theory? No. (03/30/07)

What happened to the global warming post? - It seems yesterday's post about the Liberal left trying to get the rest of us to 'wake up' about global warming has been deleted. It didn't appear to violate the newspapers guidelines. Hmmm.... Anyway, here's another thought to chew on. You can forecast all the doom and gloom you want about what is going to happen to the human race as the temperatures begin to rise, but the voices of reason state that the rise is natural, not man made. So then the question becomes, exactly what do you propose to do about inhibiting the earth's natural processes? Then, the second question becomes, don't you think that will cause more harm than good? And lastly, who are we to try? (03/29/07)

In a national pulpit, Cleaver to preach on global warming - WASHINGTON - Emanuel Cleaver has been ordained to go out into the world and convert the unbelievers. Not in Christianity this time but in global warming. The Missouri Democrat is suddenly in good position to spread his environmental zeal: He's one of nine Democrats on a new House select panel on reducing greenhouse gases. (03/29/07)

Be afraid - But not of global warming - the Greens are out to get us - President Václav Klaus startled world audiences March 19 with his letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce of U.S. Congress. The statement attacks global warming as a myth and calls environmentalism more dangerous than communism. Although scientists and policymakers at home and abroad have pointed out his arguments lack any reference to research studies, Klaus reiterated his long-held position in answers to Congress' questions, an abridged version of which follows. The complete text is available in Czech and English at By Václav Klaus - Concerning mankind's contribution to climate change and in keeping with obligations toward the welfare of our citizens: What, in your view, should policymakers consider when addressing climate change? The - so-called - climate change and especially manmade climate change has become one of the most dangerous arguments aimed at distorting human efforts and public policies in the whole world. (03/28/07)

Pulling the wool - After years of working for Rupert Murdoch, I'm coming clean. You were right. I am being told what to write. In fact, I've even been threatened with the law if I don't toe the line on global warming, which news outfits like ours now use to sell themselves to young readers. "Perhaps there is a case for making climate change denial an offence - it is a crime against humanity, after all," mused a colleague, a Green. (03/28/07)

Prime Minister refuses to risk coal jobs to combat global warming - Prime Minister John Howard has ruled out any response to global warming that would harm the jobs of coal miners. British economist Sir Nicholas Stern wrote an influential report on the issue and is meeting both Mr Howard and Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd today. He has called for Australia to cut its greenhouse emissions by 60 per cent by 2050, but Mr Howard has rejected any change that would put coal miners out of work. (03/28/07)

Global warming's dirty secret - By Bjørn Lomborg - Recently, the European Union declared that it had practically saved the planet. With European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso claiming that Europe will lead the way on climate change, the EU has promised to cut CO2 emissions by 20 per cent below 1990-levels by 2020. Of course, with the EU already having promised an 8 per cent cut by next year in the Kyoto Protocol, this new target seems slightly less ambitious. Moreover, in continuing the fundamental problems besetting the crippled Kyoto Protocol, the EU has essentially gone and made a worse deal. (03/28/07)

Global warming critic at UVM tonight - Manmade global warming critic S. Fred Singer will speak in Burlington tonight ]at the University of Vermont's Ira Allen Chapel. (03/28/07)

Global Warming: the founding of a new religion - I am an advocate and agree with Rush Limbaugh and other conservative thinkers, that global warming is caused in great part by the sun and solar flares. I do not believe that mankind is the sole or primary cause of planet warming. The Industrial Age, including the invention of the combustion engine and the deforestation of the rainforests certainly haven't helped the situation. But to blame modern civilization and its incredible advances in technology, science and medicine is tantamount to squeezing us into Professor Peabody's "Way Back Machine" and landing us back in the 17th century! (03/28/07)

Oxford Debate on Global Warming Set for April 3 - Global warming is the topic for an Oxford Debate scheduled for 11 a.m. April 3 in room 133 of the Pendergraft Health Sciences Center at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. (03/28/07)

Global warming hot air - Recently at the Oscars, former vice president Al Gore received an award for his work in his so-called documentary on global warming entitled "An Inconvenient Truth." In his documentary, he asks people to cut down on their carbon dioxide emissions, which he classifies to be the number one cause of global warming. In his movie, Gore spends a lot of the time sitting in front of a PowerPoint projector showing "lots of beautiful imagery, and some very slick graphics and digital animation," as Eric Steig states in his very un-partisan review of this movie. (03/28/07)

Inhofe vows to put brakes on Gore's "Live Earth" concert at the Capitol - Fresh from his face-to-face tussle with former Vice President Al Gore, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) is vowing to stall Gore's hotly anticipated Capitol concert to draw attention to global warming. (03/28/07)

Larry David: Shave Your Head To Help Stop Global Warming - Maybe Britney Spears was really on to something with her new hairstyle after all? Comedian Larry David has an amusing clip on MSN's Stop Global Warming site with some helpful advice on limiting you shower time by, well, shaving your head. (03/28/07)

Globalists Love Global Warming - Trilateral Commission, chairman of British Petroleum, CFR, Club of Rome fan hysteria to achieve world government - A common charge leveled against those who question the official orthodoxy of the global warming religion is that they are acting as stooges for the western establishment and big business interests. If this is the case, then why do the high priests of the elite and kingpin oil men continue to fan the flames of global warming hysteria? (03/28/07)

Global warming alarmists have politicians' ear - Environmentalists are spreading bunk, squashing dissent - Most climatologists agree that the earth's temperature has increased about a degree over the last century. The debate is how much of it is due to mankind's activity. Britain's Channel 4 television has just produced "The Great Global Warming Swindle," a documentary that devastates most of the claims made by the environmentalist movement. The scientists interviewed include top climatologists from MIT and other prestigious universities around the world. The documentary hasn't aired in the U.S., but it's available on the Internet. (03/28/07)

20th-Century Global Warming and Central African Climate - "Tthe patterns and variability of twentieth-century rainfall in central Africa have been unusually conducive to human welfare in the context of the past 1400 years," which is but one more example of the important fact that for most people in most places, the global warming of the past century has been a significant positive development. (03/28/07)

Non-Practicing Ideologues And Gore's Global Warming Jabberwocky - By J.J. Jackson - Former vice-president, and self-proclaimed once the "next president of the United States", Al Gore shows no signs of stopping his assault on the Jabberwocky of man-made global warming. And why should he? He did, after all, have had a hand in creating the internet. With a resume enhancement like that, who can blame him? (03/27/07)

Leading climate change critic to speak at UVM - BURLINGTON - Global warming is a natural phenomenon, has little to do with human activity, and there is little we can do to stop it. That's the sobering message a leading climate change skeptic will bring to Vermont this week. Atmospheric physicist S. Fred Singer, who founded the Science and Environmental Policy Project in 1990 and is a professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, is scheduled to speak Wednesday at the University of Vermont. Singer promises to provide a different interpretation to the data being collected about the Earth's temperature; one that shows the Earth is warming, but it has been for hundreds of years and is in the midst of natural cycle, not the result of human-created carbon dioxide emissions. (03/27/07)

James Hansen on scientific reticence - A preprint on the arXiv - physics/0703220 (PDF) was written by Rev. James Hansen, the vice-prophet of the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) denomination. He proves that the sea levels will rise more than 6 times (and probably 20 times) faster in the 21st century than they did in the last 50 years. His proof is based on the concept of "scientific reticence" which is an improved version of "scientific consensus". While the consensus method allows one to prove numbers that many people who haven't looked at it carefully - but who voted for the same politicians - agree with even though they don't have any evidence, "scientific reticence" is much better because it allows a scientist to prove numbers that are about 30 times higher than the numbers obtained by the method of the "scientific consensus". The reticence method is thus clearly superior. How does it work? In the context of the sea levels, the existence of reticence is proven by Rev. Hansen's story from California. A lawyer noticed that Hansen was not a glaciologist and he wanted to know the name of at least one glaciologist who publicly agrees with Hansen's statement that the sea level will rise by more than one meter in the next century. Hansen couldn't name one which he uses as a proof that there is "scientific reticence". Because there is no one who publicly agrees with him, it follows that scientists are reticent and their predictions of catastrophes are therefore huge underestimates. (03/27/07)

Washington View: Educated global-warming plan a fiscal must - At the same time Al Gore brought his climate change crusade to Congress, NASA released information showing that solar radiation plays a major role in global warming. (03/27/07)

"Climate skeptic" questions conventional thinking - By Ned Rozell - Fairbanks, Alaska - Syun-Ichi Akasofu's greatest successes in a career of studying the aurora came when he questioned the conventional ideas about the phenomenon. - "I always become suspicious when many scientists agree on some interpretation," he said. (03/26/07)

150 Years of Global Warming and Cooling at the New York Times - As the Business & Media Institute reported last year, press reports of climate change have been going on since the 1800s. Over the weekend, I was sent a list of New York Times articles dating back to 1855 addressing the global warming and cooling that has been happening on this planet for the past 150 years. I have taken the liberty of adding a few pieces that I discovered in the Times' archives to further illustrate the point. Noel Sheppard (03/26/07)

Running hot and cold on global warming - Some things you can see coming. Take issue with someone's religion, as I did a week ago, and you know there's going to be a firestorm of protests. Actually, it wasn't religion I addressed. It was global warming, which to some has become a religion. (03/26/07)

Takeover by the State: Global Warming Alert From Britain - by Vasko Kohlmayer - Something disturbing and ominous is happening in Great Britain as the country embarks on an all-out fight against the threat of global warming. Intent on making Britain the world's first "green" economy, the government will soon introduce legislation designed to take SUVs and other "gas guzzling" vehicles off the road. By sharply increasing driving levies, the authorities intend to force car owners into making "more sustainable travel choices, including greater use of public transport, walking and cycling." (03/26/07)

Case for Grass: Artificial Turf Causes Global Warming - Stuart Gaffin, an atmospheric scientist whose focus is excess heat in urban areas and storm-water runoff, said synthetic turf poses problems on both scores.
Last summer, as part of a study of heat radiation in New York City, Gaffin found the temperature above artificial turf fields measured at 140 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, creating what he described as "heat islands." (03/26/07)

Global Warming Affords Politicians Serious Talking Point - By Brendan Cox - Global warming, a major talking point in today's political arena, is, according to Richard S. Lindzen, hardly cause for the alarm propagated by the likes of Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "The problem is that the majority of 'climate scientists' have no idea how the greenhouse effect really works," said Lindzen. (03/26/07)

What's Hot, and What's Not - by Patrick J. Michaels - On Feb. 2, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released an 18-page Summary for Policy-makers of its yet-to-be-published Fourth Assessment Report on global warming. The summary was authored by a committee of 33 scientists, many of whom have differing views and expertise on the subject. The parent document, which will weigh in at nearly 1,000 pages, is scheduled to be released in May. I was an official reviewer of the overall report. Because various versions of the document have leaked onto the Internet in recent months, I'll take the liberty of using it as a good reference guide for the new summary. (03/26/07)

Al Gore's Fevered Imagination - The global warming tour hits Capitol Hill - by Duncan Currie Weekly Standard 04/02/2007, Volume 012, Issue 28 - Speaking before a joint hearing of two House panels on March 21, Al Gore likened the fight against "the climate crisis" to the battle waged against overwhelming odds by a band of Spartan warriors at Thermopylae in 480 B.C., dramatized in the new movie 300. "This Congress is now the '535,'" said the former vice president, facing "a true planetary emergency." He urged U.S. legislators to find "uncommon moral courage" and "redeem the promise of American democracy." That way, they can tell future generations, "This was our Thermopylae." (03/26/07)

Is Global Warming Real? Dr. Katie Couric Says So! - By John W. Lillpop - Dr. Katie Couric awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval to Gore right after he finished his snake oil testimony. Couric called Gore's return to Congress a "triumph," and then sought to put the issue to rest by declaring that the scientific consensus confirms that global warming is real. Many thanks are owed Al and Katie for the definitive word. (03/26/07)

Global warming? Balderdash! - When I can afford to burn the amount of energy that Al Gore's mansion burns and fly around in a private jet rather than on commercial airlines, maybe, just maybe, I'll take an interest in global warming. Nah, I doubt it. (03/26/07)

Warming points sunward - Common sense tells me the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is up to something other than science when it blames most of global warming on human activity -- specifically CO2 emissions. (03/25/07)

Global Warming Prophet: Al Gore's Faith Is Bad Science - By Michael Barone - Al Gore likes to present himself as a tribune of science, warning the world of imminent danger. But he is more like an Old Testament prophet, calling on us to bewail our wrongful conduct and to go and sin no more. (03/25/07)

Global warming hits a raw nerve for some - "Eco-anxiety" latest worry for Americans - By JUSTIN NOBEL Columbia News Service - Global warming, pesticides in food, nuclear waste. it's enough to keep a person up at night. Indeed, a growing number of people have literally worried themselves sick over various environmental doomsday scenarios. Their worry even has a name: eco-anxiety. (03/25/07)

Point: Gore is all wet on global warming - The assertion about a cities-submerging sea rise isn't just a minor part of the Gore film, but one of its exclamation marks, a mighty statement about this mighty, warming catastrophe that's headed our way, only now it is time for Gore to say, "Oops, sorry about that, folks." The scientific consensus as expressed in the recent U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is that the rise will not be 20 feet by 2101, or 15 or 10 or 5. It likely won't even be 20 inches, which is to say, we clever human beings will be able to adapt. (03/25/07)

Global Warming or Global Hoax? - Less than a decade ago, we were being deluged with unending reports on the coming horror that would be created by Y2K. Billions of dollars were spent to correct an imaginary problem. Then on that long predicted moment when Jan. 1, 2000 came and passed, nothing happened! (03/25/07)

Global Warming? Science And History Say No - The sun heats the earth; cosmic radiation cools it. Do some scientific reading and let Al Gore's PG rated scare dry up and blow away. He's simply an irrelevant opportunistic manipulative politician. His only followers are sheep. See Power Point Presentation. By Francis T. Manns, Ph.D., P.Geo. (Ontario) Artesian Geological Research (03/25/07)

America Needs To Rethink Global Warming - And Reply - There are a few inconvenient truths Al Gore, and the rest of America, should know about his global warming theory. Al Gore is selling the theory that carbon dioxide emissions from humans are the main cause for global warming. (03/24/07)

Catastrophic Hypothesis: Could Global Warming Melt All Ice On Earth? - It seems that the permafrost should be melting if the temperature is rising. However, many areas are witnessing the opposite. The average annual temperature is getting higher, but the permafrost remains and has even started to spread. Why? An important factor is the snow cover. Global warming reduces it, therefore making the heat insulator for the permafrost thinner. Then even weak frosts are enough to freeze the ground deeper below the surface. (03/24/07)

Speeders in Germany won't brake for global warming - PFAFFENHAUSEN, GERMANY - Ask Marc Bongers about the wisdom of introducing a speed limit on the German autobahn, and he answers by revving the 435-horsepower engine of a specially modified Porsche. Slowpokes, he said, already spoil half the fun. (03/24/07)

Hot air and global warming - Al Gore can jet across the country as a 21st century Chicken Little all he wants, and Rush Limbaugh can huff and puff about it all being nonsense and lies all he wants. It doesn't mean diddly. (03/24/07)

Are you smarter than a sixth grader?
Al Gore hasn't even managed to convince 6th graders that man is responsible for our planet's "fever"...

Global warming on trial : Sixth-graders decide that humans aren't to blame - LONGMONT - Humans don't cause global warming, a jury of sixth graders at Trail Ridge Middle School concluded Thursday after hearing opposing arguments from their peers. (03/23/07)

Samuelson: Hollywood presents unrealistic solutions to global warming - By R.J. Samuelson - WASHINGTON - Global warming has gone Hollywood, literally and figuratively. The script is plain. As Gore says, solutions are at hand. We can switch to renewable fuels and embrace energy-saving technologies, once the dark forces of doubt are defeated. It's smart and caring people against the stupid and selfish. Sooner or later, Americans will discover that this Hollywood version of global warming (largely mirrored in the media) is mostly make-believe. (03/23/07)

Heartland President Debunks Global Warming Myths - Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute, gave a summary of the current state of global warming science in a February 7 presentation to the Nebraska Farm Bureau. Bast demonstrated the current global warming scare is like prior environmental scares that were soundly debunked once sufficient scientific data were gathered on the issues. Although global warming is a scientifically controversial topic, Bast notes, scientists agree the warming to date has been modest and that natural variability may well explain some or all of it. Premature attempts to "do something now" will cause more harm than good, particularly to American farmers, he notes. (03/23/07)

Frequently asked questions about global warming -
Are we facing 20-foot sea level rise because of global warming?
By Ben Lieberman - There has never been much doubt that the release of carbon dioxide, a natural constituent of the atmosphere and a byproduct of fossil fuel combustion, has some warming effect on the planet. But the impact of man-made emissions of this greenhouse gas may be minor. The real issues are whether or not the release of carbon dioxide is a significant factor relative to natural temperature variability, what the likely consequences of warming would be, and what should be done about it. To better explain these issues, this paper provides answers to frequently asked questions about global warming. (03/23/07) This is such a great article, that I'm giving it a permanent link in the right margin.

Solar Eclipse Of The Facts - Environmentalism: The same day that Al Gore lectured Congress about man-made global warming, NASA made a startling announcement: The sun is hotter and more active than thought. NASA detailed new observations of solar explosions from a powerful space telescope that recently beamed back X-ray images of the sun's outermost layer. Scientists expected to see a calm region but instead saw a bubbling mass of swaying and arching spikes, some more than 5,000 miles long . The tangled magnetic fields dump energy back into the corona, causing huge temperature flares. The sunspot intensity shocked NASA astronomers, who held the press conference in Washington as Gore testified nearby that the planet has a 'fever' caused by carbon-spewing humans. Of course, the media were too busy genuflecting before The Goracle on the Hill to cover the NASA news. (03/23/07)

Time for a laugh:
NASA's Hansen Admits Calculation Errors In Global Warming Research - NASA scientist and Global Warming alarmist Dr. James E. HANSEN shocked the Republican members of the Senate Environment and Pubic Works Committee, chaired by Senator Barbara BOXER (Democrat: Peoples Republic of California), by admitting that all of the calculations supporting the findings in his latest paper are wrong. (03/23/07)

China seen topping U.S. carbon emissions in 2007 - BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - China is on course to overtake the United States this year as the world's biggest carbon emitter, estimates based on Chinese energy data show, potentially pressuring Beijing to take more action on climate change. (03/23/07) Who cares?

Gore: Much heat, little light - Former Vice President Al Gore returned to Washington on Wednesday to whip up global warming hysteria, calling on Congress to cut greenhouse gases 90 percent by 2050 and impose new taxes on carbon emissions. (03/23/07)

Turning up the Heat on Gore - By Jonah Goldberg - As fate would have it, the same week Al Gore was testifying before Congress, I was doing a little testifying myself. Admittedly, there were a tad fewer paparazzi in the Madison, Wis., classroom where I was giving a talk on global warming (sponsored by Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow, or CFACT). The debate in Washington offered some familiar echoes. (03/23/07)

If Gore is Right... I'm Henry the VIII, I am! - By JB Williams - Liberals prefer the religion of science, scientist saviors and nutcase professional failure Al Gore as their prophet... As for the rest of us, a good dose of common sense reality will keep the fruitcake fear-driven global nightmare freaks away. God how I yearn for the 60's styled liberals who cared only about good rock-n-roll, free sex and cheap pot. The modern crop of "America is the evil empire" liberals, always in search of the next opportunity to scare average Americans into voting themselves federal tyranny, make Marx and Lenin look conservative. (03/23/07)

The Climate Change Climate Is Changing - If the climate change bubble bursts then funding for research will disappear faster than the polar ice cap. This will probably represent no great loss for most scientists - save those working on the last chapter of their book on how the world as we know it is about to end. In the main most scientists, along with the politicians who are also riding the wave, will move on to the next big thing. (03/23/07)

The global warming cult - By Alek Boyd - London 23.03.07 | Just a couple of posts critical of the BS behind the global warming hype is what takes to send hate-o-meter levels to CO2 territory. Mind you it took me much debunking and a herculean effort geared at exposing Hugo Chavez to gain the hatred of racist Europeans, however when it comes to global warming things get nasty quite quickly. And since I have all but lost interest in what goes on in Chavezland I have been reading and researching some about the apocalyptic cataclysm that's about to befall upon this earth. (03/23/07)

If you can't stand the heat, could be global warming - By David Grimes - Global warming has apparently gotten so bad that some scientists have suggested we send a trillion flying saucers into space to provide shade for the Earth. (03/23/07)

What Al Gore Really Wants - Al Gore made his triumphant return to Washington on Wednesday to give testimony before Democrat-controlled committees in the House and Senate. He returned, not as a failed presidential candidate, but as an environmentalist prophet. The real issue here isn't about carbon dioxide or global temperature readings or coal-burning power plants or federal fuel efficiency standards. It's about mankind's relationship to nature. (03/23/07)

Be Cool, Say Global Warming is False - By Think & Ask's publisher, Jeffrey Allen Miller - There are plenty of reasons not to believe in global warming. Those employed by mainstream media in the United States --all of which earn their living from corporate advertising revenue-- would not agree with you. FOX, ABC, CBS, CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and thousands of other broadcast channels and newspapers in this country do not employ meteorologists as journalists to cover climate change. (03/23/07)

Pill stops cow burps and helps save the planet - According to scientific estimates, the methane gas produced by cows is responsible for 4% of greenhouse gas emissions. And now, German scientists have invented a pill to cut bovine burping. (03/23/07)

Gore on the Rocks - Consensus is reached: Gore's global-warming alarmism is overblown. As international celebrity and film star Al Gore prepared to testify about global warming on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, it was already apparent that the hot air may be leaking out of the global-warming balloon. By Steven F. Hayward (03/23/07)

Skeptic calls environmental activists "hypocritical" - A global warming skeptic says Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is being hypocritical by urging Americans to cut back on energy consumption while he's building a house that's larger than most elementary schools. (03/23/07)

Al Gore's Congressional Lovefest - By Steven Milloy - Al Gore unabashedly announced in Congress this week that he's coming for our wallets. In his over-the-top testimony about global warming being a "planetary emergency" and "the greatest crisis we've ever faced," Gore testified on behalf of energy taxes and other policies that would result in more expensive energy - including a total ban on the incandescent light bulb. (03/23/07)

Al Gore accused of dodging debate on global warming claims - A former policy advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says Al Gore - the man some Democrats on Capitol Hill call an "environmental prophet" - "doesn't have the guts or the facts" to face him in a debate on whether humans' effect on the climate is dangerous. (03/23/07)

Global warming truth too inconvenient for Gore Movie and Books Rife with Mistakes and Misstatements, Says NCPA's Burnett - While former Vice President Al Gore did his best to limit his exposure to serious critiques in today's Congressional hearings, a scholar with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) says "he cannot hide from the various mistakes, misstatements and outright falsehoods in his movie and books on global warming." (03/23/07)

TRUTH ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING TOO INCONVENIENT FOR GORE - While former Vice President Al Gore did his best to limit his exposure while testifying at Congressional hearings, he cannot hide from the various mistakes, misstatements and outright falsehoods in his movie and books on global warming, says H. Sterling Burnett, senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis. (03/23/07)

Taking closer look at Al Gore's truth - The post-Oscar attacks on Al Gore for living in a mansion that consumes 20 times as much energy as the average American house were enjoyable, but unfair. Gore's consumption of fossil fuels has nothing to do with the arguments he has been advancing about climate change. After all, his thesis is empirical, not subjective. It doesn't matter a lick whether Al Gore is a hypocrite. What matters is whether or not he is right. (03/23/07)

"Global warming is fiction" Expert says Al Gore's testimony is completely wrong - WASHINGTON - A former Sierra Club member says Al Gore was promoting science fiction during his testimony on Capitol Hill about global warming. In addition, he contends the former vice president's proposals to fight global warming would raise energy prices and severely hinder the U.S. economy. (03/23/07)

Senator James Inhofe's Opening Statement at EPW Hearing - YouTube Video (03/22/07)

Bjorn Lomborg and Al Gore: testimonies - Bjorn Lomborg is an interesting thinker but he is still a kind of environmentalist. In his testimony, he will calculate that if the mankind follows the Anti-Christ, it will lead to a genocide of millions of people. (03/22/07)

Al Gore Tells Congress to Tax Pollution and CO2 to Solve Global Warming Crisis - And, as you might expect, Gore called for Congress to create "pollution" taxes. In his view, taxes should be reduced on employment and production to make way for new taxes on the pollution one emits, mainly CO2. Read the prepared text of Gore's testimony (03/22/07)

AL'S WARMING LIES & THE REAL 'INCONVENIENT TRUTH' - By IAIN MURRAY - March 22, 2007 -- AL Gore was born and spent most of his life in Washington, D.C. Yesterday, he returned to the fever swamp to show he's forgotten none of his old political tricks. (03/22/07)

Global Warming = "Flat Earth Society" - Those of you who still believe the myth that man made Co2 emissions are driving global warming should do yourself a favor and look at a scientific perspective on the issue. Especially one that includes some of the same scientists the United Nations IPPC has falsely credited with support of the myth. Those of you who still believe the myth that man made Co2 emissions are driving global warming should do yourself a favor and look at a scientific perspective on the issue. Especially one that includes some of the same scientists the United Nations IPPC has falsely credited with support of the myth.

THE HEAT IS ON : Planet Earth banning common light bulbs - Environmental concerns cited in growing global crackdown - Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, today told former Vice President Al Gore his theories on global warming are not supported by the facts and if Gore's desires are implemented, there would be no new businesses, cars or even people allowed in the United States. (03/22/07)

Kiss that light bulb goodbye - How many socialists does it take to change your light bulb? Millions. All over the world, and right here in the U.S. There is a movement afoot to ban the incandescent light bulb. It's one of the not-so-bright ideas put forward by Al Gore and his Oscar-winning pseudo-documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth." (03/22/07)

Bill to Ban Regular Light Bulbs Introduced in House - ( - A Democratic lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban the sale of traditional incandescent light bulbs - which are less energy-efficient, prompting claims that they contribute to "global warming" - one day after a colleague told a press conference that legislating a ban would be a "last choice." (03/21/07)

Gore Refuses to Hear Skeptical Global Warming Views - Al Gore decides to show up late today and skip the Republicans' opening remarks. YouTube Video (03/21/07)

Networks Champion Global Warming Warnings from "A Movie Star Named Al Gore" - by Brent Baker - With "Planetary Emergency"on screen, NBC anchor Brian Williams excitedly announced, "Look who was back on Capitol Hill today: Al Gore." Over on CBS, Katie Couric celebrated "a lot of excitement on Capitol Hill. A movie star showed up to testify before Congress -- a movie star named Al Gore." Gloria Borger recalled that "the last time Gore appeared on Capitol Hill was in his official role as Vice President, certifying his own loss in the disputed 2000 election," but she championed how" he came back today as a winner, his popular movie, An Inconvenient Truth, grabbing an Oscar." Borger concluded: "Gore could still get in late and run for President. Maybe that's why Hillary Clinton didn't gush all over him today like her fellow Democrats." What excuse do journalists have for their gushing? (03/21/07)

Skeptics Blast Gore Over Global Warming - (CBS 5 / AP) Washington - Al Gore is finding he hasn't convinced everyone about the dangers of global warming. One skeptic, Republican Congressman Joe Barton, told Gore he's "totally wrong," as he challenged Gore's conclusion that carbon dioxide emissions cause rising global temperatures. "Even the mainstream media, Mr. vice president, are noticing that global warming science is uneven and evolving," Barton said. (03/21/07)

"Stranded Polar Bear" Photographer Speaks Out - They cling precariously to the top of what is left of the ice floe, their fragile grip the perfect symbol of the tragedy of global warming. The student who took the photograph, however, gives a slightly different account: "They were on the ice when we found them and on the ice when we left. They were healthy, fat and seemed comfortable on their iceberg." Amanda Byrd, an Australian graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), says she took the picture around three years ago, in the summer. The photograph was not "taken by environmentalists" but as part of a field trip with the university. Furthermore, the photographer wasn't even asked permission: Byrd is clearly a little miffed that "the image you have seen around the world was distributed without my consent, and [with] the wrong byline". (03/21/07)

Carbon the currency of a new world order - Britain's initiative on climate change has set the challenge for Australia's leaders, writes editor-at-large Paul Kelly (03/21/07)

Truth About Global Warming Too Inconvenient for Gore - Movie and Books Rife with Mistakes and Misstatements, Says NCPA's Burnett - DALLAS, March 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While former Vice President Al Gore did his best to limit his exposure to serious critiques in today's Congressional hearings, a scholar with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) says "he cannot hide from the various mistakes, misstatements and outright falsehoods in his movie and books on global warming. The inconvenient truth for Gore is that there is significant evidence that human activity is not the driving force behind climate change," said NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett. (03/21/07)

Global Warming Panic Hits DC: Al Gore Declares 'Earth in Crisis' - "The consequences of inaction would be devastating to both the environment and the economy," Gore said in remarks to a joint hearing of the energy and science committees in the House of Representatives (03/21/07)

Czech leader Klaus fights global warming 'religion' - By Jan Lopatka, Reuters - Prague: Czech President Vaclav Klaus said on Wednesday that fighting global warming has turned into a a 'religion' that replaced the ideology of communism and threatens to clip basic freedoms. (03/21/07)

Heather Mills returns to University - "I want to become a professor so I can argue with the scientists about global warming and intensive farming," Contactmusic quoted Mills, as telling US talk show host Larry King. (03/21/07)

Gore's Global Warming Religion - By Ann Coulter - No matter how much liberals try to dress up their nutty superstitions about global warming as "science," which only six-fingered lunatics could doubt, scratch a global warming "scientist" and you get a religious fanatic. (03/21/07)

The Real Inconvenient Truth - by Senator Jim Inhofe - An increasing number of government leaders and scientists are finally realizing that much of the motivation behind the climate scare has nothing to do with science. (03/20/07)

Ex-Sierra Club Member: Global Warming Regulations Kill - Phil Brennan - In an exclusive interview with NewsMax, Paul Driessen, a senior fellow with the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, reveals the lethal side of the regulations the global warming swindlers would impose on those least able to cope with them. (03/20/07)

Gore to take global warming message to Capitol Hill - By Jim Brown - An expert on global warming and energy policy is urging lawmakers to be listening with skeptical ears to the "alarm and energy rationing agenda" being promoted by Al Gore when the former vice-president testifies Wednesday before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. (03/20/07)

Edwards Claims His Mega-Mansion is Carbon Neutral - Presidential candidate promotes carbon caps for business, but carbon "offsets" for himself. - Call it "Dancing with the Stars": Global Warming Edition. Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards showed his best dance moves trying to avoid questions about how energy efficient his 28,000-square-foot mansion really is and how much the power bill costs each month. (03/20/07)

Edwards calls for capping of greenhouse gas emissions - Labeling global warming an international emergency, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards called Tuesday for a cap on greenhouse gas pollution and stricter auto emissions standards. (03/20/07)

Capitol Hill Event Draws Global Warming Activists from Across America - WASHINGTON, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Activists from 47 states will gather on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol today for the largest U.S. global warming event, urging Congress to act promptly to slow global warming. The event, sponsored by more than 45 organizations, is also the first ever "carbon-neutral" event of its kind. All emissions from the event will be offset through the purchase of renewable energy credits. "These citizens will take off from work to put the heat on lawmakers over the growing threats of global warming," said Alaska Wilderness League's Executive Director Cindy Shogan. "Warmer weather already threatens polar bears in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Congress must adopt steep global warming pollution reductions and protect the Arctic before America's polar bears disappear forever."

James Hansen - Not Again, Waaa!

Official Defends Editing Climate Papers - Former White House Official Defends Editing Changes On Global Warming Reports. (03/19/07)

Testimony by James Hansen: Political Interference with Government Climate Change Science - STATUS REPORT
Source: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (03/19/07)

It's time Gore, media just cool it on global warming - By Tom Jicha - If you're not as panicky about global warming as Al Gore, you're selfish, ignorant and have no regard for future generations. It's an outrage this political statement has qualified as a public service announcement. (03/19/07)

Tinkering with Earth's climate to stop global warming raises new risks, warn scientists - BY Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer - (03/19/07)

Scientists blame Hollywood for increased fears over global warming - Leading climate change experts have thrown their weight behind two scientists who hit out at the "Hollywoodisation" of global warming. (03/19/07)

Al Gore Challenged to International TV Debate on Global Warming - PERTH, Scotland, March 19/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a formal invitation sent to former Vice-President Al Gore's Tennessee address and released to the public, Lord Monckton has thrown down the gauntlet to challenge Gore to what he terms "the Second Great Debate," an internationally televised, head-to-head, nation-unto-nation confrontation on the question, "That our effect on climate is not dangerous." (03/19/07)

DiCaprio '11th Hour' Global Warming Film Silences Opposition View - By Jon Shanks - Leonardo DiCaprio has had it with those who have an opposition viewpoint on global warming. DiCaprio wants dissent squelched on the subject. (03/19/07)

'The Great Global Warming Swindle' Relies on Science - By S. Fred Singer - In spite of its grand title, "The Great Global Warming Swindle" is based on sound science and draws on the statements of real climate scientists, including me. (03/19/07)

'Inconvenient' Questions Senators Should Ask Al Gore at Global Warming Hearing on March 21 - The Junkman has suggested some questions he wants Al to answer. (03/19/07)

The debate really is over. Skeptics Won!

Read the transcript of the debate and decise for yourself. You can also see what Gavin and others had to say about it afterwards. Sour grapes anyone? Also please see the comments by Noel Sheppard, and Marc Morano. (03/19/07)

One Last Thing | Taking closer look at Al Gore's truth - It doesn't matter a lick whether Al Gore is a hypocrite. What matters is whether or not he is right. (03/18/07)

Another Inconvenient Truth - Behind the feel-good hype of carbon offsets, some of the deals don't deliver - (03/18/07)

'The global-warmers were bound to attack, but why are they so feeble?' - 'The Great Global Warming Swindle', broadcast by Channel 4, put the case for scepticism about man-made climate change. The programme sparked a heated debate and charges of scientific inaccuracy. Here, its director, Martin Durkin, responds to the critics. (03/17/07)

Global Warming: Moving Towards Metrosexuals - By Daniel Clark - Many environmentalists believe that the earth is a living organism, personified by the Greek goddess Gaia. Conveniently, it turns out that Gaia is a shrew, who demands that her men be reduced to henpecked, metrosexual noodles. (03/17/07)

Caution urged on climate 'risks' - Two leading UK climate researchers have criticized those among their peers who they say are "overplaying" the global warming message. (03/17/07)

Global Warming For Dummies - By Alek Boyd - In recent days Channel 4 News aired a documentary called "The Great Global Warming Swindle" that has stirred quite the controversy. At the moment one of the scientists that took part in the documentary -Carl Wunsch from MIT- is accusing the producer of having misinterpreted his views (see comments), which were used out of context. None other than 'global warming über expert' George Monbiot came out swinging in The Guardian in defence of the global warming hype. (03/16/07)

Scientific Smackdown: Skeptics Voted The Clear Winners Against Global Warming Believers in Heated NYC Debate - By Marc Morano - Just days before former Vice President Al Gore's scheduled visit to testify about global warming before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, a high profile climate debate between prominent scientists Wednesday evening ended with global warming skeptics being voted the clear winner by a tough New York City before an audience of hundreds of people. (03/16/07)

Scientific sacrilege: is global warming just a con? - by John Sheard - Lancashire, London and most of Britain is still with us after both those periods (apart from the bits that have been swept away by the North Sea). So why the hysteria? Could it be that scientists need fat new grants to fund their ever more arcane research? Or that politicians believe they can terrorise us into coughing up ever more taxes? (03/16/07)

Fake 'trees' among ideas to fight global warming - By Seth Borenstein Associated Press WASHINGTON - Crazy-sounding ideas for saving the planet are getting a serious look from top scientists, a sign of their fears about global warming and the desire for an insurance policy in case things get worse. (03/16/07)

N EXPERT FROM GLOBAL WARMING: CO2, SUNSPOTS, OR POLITICS? - BY PHIL N. BALDWIN, JR. - Global warming is one kind of weather topic. The current topic of man-made global warming is quite another. The idea of man-made global warming is a very politically charged issue, yet it is simply incorrect! (03/16/07)

Global Warming Poll : Socialism 7, Capitalism Zip! - The socialist agenda of the global warming alarmist community is showing signs of success, even here in the United States. (03/16/07)

Must-See Global Warming TV - By Steven Milloy - As Al Gore's movie "An Inconvenient Truth" becomes mandatory viewing for many U.S. school children and nears becoming the "official truth" about global warming, it comes as most welcome news that an absolutely gripping film rebuttal has made its international debut, much to the chagrin of true believers in man-made climate change. (03/15/07)

If They're Wrong About Gore-bal Warming, So What? - The global warming debate is unique to humanity. If those who advocate "wait and convince more scientists" are wrong, following their advice may affect hundreds of millions of people, with possibly many killed by famine and flooding. An excellent article by Larry Elder. (03/15/07)

ust when you thought it can't possibly get any more absurd, the Associated Press is reporting that NASA is reading a report a report reviewing suggestions on how to slow down global warming. (03/15/07)

Senators Wrong on Global Warming - Senators Boxer and Edwards mount a scare campaign on global warming that reveals their gross ignorance about climate change. (03/14/07)

From a Rapt Audience, a Call to Cool the Hype - "I don't want to pick on Al Gore," Don J. Easterbrook, an emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, told hundreds of experts at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. "But there are a lot of inaccuracies in the statements we are seeing, and we have to temper that with real data." (03/13/07)

Global Warming debate - Friday, March 23, 2007 - Does participating help perpetuate the idea that global warming per se is still up for debate? Is this kind of rhetorical jousting useful for clarifying issues of science that most people there will only superficially grasp? (03/13/07) This from the supposedly neutral scientific site,

Climate Change Alarmist Blames Frostbite on Global Warming - Associated Press - MINNEAPOLIS - A North Pole expedition meant to bring attention to global warming was called off after one of the explorers got frostbite. "They were experiencing temperatures that weren't expected with global warming," Atwood said. "But one of the things we see with global warming is unpredictability." (03/12/07)

UNITED STATES Climate Summary February 2007 - The average temperature in February 2007 was 32.9 F. This was -1.8 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average, the 34th coolest February in 113 years. The temperature trend for the period of record (1895 to present) is 0.3 degrees Fahrenheit per decade. (03/12/07)

British Scientist Warns of 'Moral Danger Behind Global Warming Hysteria' - by Noel Sheppard (03/12/07)

Death Threats for man-made-global-warming-doesn't-exist scientist - Warning: Debating global warming from science rather than politics could be a challenge to your health. (03/12/07)

Scientists Receive Death Threats For Questioning Man's Role in Global Warming - by Noel Sheppard - Think those advancing anthropogenic global warming theories are serious about their views? Well, an article from Sunday's Telegraph should scare every person around the world about the zealotry and danger surrounding this issue (03/11/07)

Scientists threatened for 'climate denial' - By Tom Harper, Sunday Telegraph - (03/11/07)

Time For A Bullshit Alert!

The following articles pegged the bullshit meter all the way off the scale. For the purpose of this topic only, this thread reads from top to bottom, the most recent articles at the bottom. Scroll down for the latest update:

Climate scientist 'duped to deny global warming' - Ben Goldacre and David Adam, yes David Adam, Environmental Corespondent for the Guardian, the same David Adam that blogged his comments on the program without even watching it first! (03/10/07)

Climate change: An inconvenient truth... for C4
This expert in oceanography quoted in last week's debunking of the Gore green theory says he was 'seriously misrepresented' - By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor (03/10/07)

Less than 48 hours after this controversial new documentary challenging some of the assertions that man made CO2 is causing global warming aired on British TV, one of it's participants is claiming that his views were "grossly distorted" by the film. Professor Carl Wunch of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology continued to say that not only was he "totally misled" and "completely misrepresented" but also that the film was "as close to pure propaganda as anything since World War II."

According to Independent, Professor Wunsch also said...

Professor Wunsch:
"I am angry because they completely misrepresented me. My views were distorted by the context in which they placed them. I was misled as to what it was going to be about. I was told about six months ago that this was to be a program about how complicated it is to understand what is going on. If they had told me even the title of the program, I would have absolutely refused to be on it. I am the one who has been swindled".

The Professor went on to say that he believes it is

Professor Wunsch:
"an almost inescapable conclusion that if man adds excess CO2 to the atmosphere, the climate will warm".

After viewing these comments by the professor only hours after watching the program, I was shocked. I decided to go back and analyze the scenes in which the good professor appeared, and see if I could possibly imagine a "context" in which the actual words uttered by Professor Wunsch would have had a significantly different meaning. I could not. Maybe you can. I have printed the Professor's words as they appeared in the film, and the time at which they appeared. The film is currently available on Google Video but I don't know how long it will be there.

In this portion of the discussion, Professor Wunsch begins by explaining how the ocean's surface temperature plays a role in the exchange of carbon dioxide. He later comments on the vastness of the oceans, and their extremely slow reaction to any changes in climate as a result of such vastness.

Professor Wunsch:
25:43 The ocean is the major reservoir into which carbon dioxide goes when it comes out of the atmosphere or to from which it is re-emitted to the the atmosphere. If you heat the surface of the ocean, it tends to emit carbon dioxide. Similarly, if you cool the ocean surface, the ocean can dissolve more carbon dioxide.

Professor Wunsch:
26:44 - The ocean has a memory of past events ugh running out as far as 10,000 years. So for example, if somebody says oh I'm seeing changes in the North Atlantic, this must mean that the climate system is changing, it may only mean that something happened in a remote part of the ocean decades or hundreds of years ago who's effects are now beginning to show up in the North Atlantic.

In this portion of the film, the professor is speaking about the complexity of climate models and how their results can be greatly influenced by the input data they are given.

Professor Wunsch:
49:22 - The models are so complicated, you can often adjust them is such a way that they do something very exciting.

Professor Wunsch:
50:46 - Even within the scientific community you see, it's a problem. If I run a complicated model and I do something to it like ugh melt a lot of ice into the ocean and nothing happens, ugh it's not likely to get printed. But if I run the same model, and I adjust it in such a way that something dramatic happens to the ocean circulation like the heat transport turns off, ugh it will be published. People will say this is very exciting. It will even get picked by the media. So there is a bias, there's is a very powerful bias within the media, and within the science community itself, toward results which are ugh dramatizable. If Earth freezes over, that's a much more interesting story than saying well you know it ugh fluctuates around, sometimes the mass flux goes up by 10%, sometimes it goes down by 20%, but eventually it comes back. Well you know, which would you do a story on? That's what it's about.

I've watched this video several times now and I can't believe the comments made in the film, and those in the above mentioned articles came from the same man. In my opinion, the Professor's words speak for themselves. I don't see how they could mean anything other than what they mean.

And speaking of bullshit...below is a great article by Alek Boyd, editor and founder of

The Great Global Warming Swindle - By Alek Boyd - One of the added benefits of having read Geology is that one can easily tell apart the bullshit from the science when it comes to earth's matters. (03/10/07)

To be fair, here is the actual letter from Carl Wunsch to WAG TV - (03/10/07)


In doing some further research on Professor Wunsch, I found this article from March of 2006. In it Professor Wunsch begins...

Professor Wunsch:
People ask "is it clear that human activity is directly responsible for climate change?" The context for answering this question must be another question: to what extent can the climate change all by itself?
The answer to the alternative question is: "a very great deal."

He also states...

Professor Wunsch:
"we know that it (climate) is capable of remarkable changes without human intervention."

Finally, he closes with...

Professor Wunsch:
"it is essential to remember that the inability to prove human-induced change is not the same thing as a demonstration of its absence. It is probably true that most scientists would assign a very high probability that human-induced change is already strongly present in the climate system, while at the same time agreeing that clear-cut proof is not now available and may not be available for a long-time to come, if ever. Public policy has to be made on the basis of probabilities, not firm proof."

First, I reccomend you read the entire article for the full context of Professor Wunch's remarks.

I think this last paragraph is very telling. I don't think I'm very comfortable with making policies based on probabilities. If we were to do so, what percentage of probabilities are we to make such policies based on? 90%? 70%? 50%? 25%? Precisely what percentage constitutes a probability? Should we only require 50% compliance with a policy that was enacted based on a 50% probability. Now I'm really confused. I think this mind set of the "let's do something now" crowd that disturbs me the most about this issue.

I also found this summary below. The Professor's summary is reprinted in it's entirety. Pay particularly close attention to the last two sentences:

Professor Wunsch:
Summary of Abrupt Climate Change: An Alternative View by Carl Wunsch (2006)
- A Dansgaard-Oeschger (D-O) event is a rapid climate fluctuation, taking place at the end of the Ice Age. Twenty-three such events have been identified between 110,000 and 23,000 years before present. A widely held view of abrupt climate change during the last glacial period is that these D-O events are at least hemispheric, if not global and caused by changes in ocean circulation. It has been hypothesized that there may be abrupt climate change similar to a D-O event because of ongoing global warming and its oceanic affects. Underlying the major conclusions about D-O events and abrupt climate change there are several assumptions, including (1) the 18Oxygen variations appearing in ice cores are viable as a proxy, (2) climate fluctuations in Greenland reflect those on a hemispheric or global basis, (3) the cause of D-O events can be traced to major changes of the North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and perhaps failure of the Gulf Stream, and (4) apparent detection of a D-O event at a remote location in a proxy implies local climatic importance. In this article Wunsch reexamines these assumptions in order to assess their relevance, specifically focusing on (2) and (3). In terms of using 18Oxygen in the Greenland ice cores as a climate proxy, Wunsch found that although is was relatively accurate for central Greenland, when aligned with other locations a visual similarity would appear on the spectral graph, but that there was actually little statistical correlation; this occurred when comparing time periods of less than 900 years. While this does not disprove the hypothesis of a large impact of the D-O events, it cannot be used to support this assumption. There are three possible explanations for the disappearance of covariance for these periods less than 900 years. First, although both records have wide variability, it is primarily regional in character and there is no simple relationship between them. Second, the age-model (the calibration of age versus depth in the core) error has a larger influence on the short period variations than the long period ones. Third, different physical processes dominate the proxies at high frequency in the two separate locations, but they have roughly similar low spectral moments. Any of these factors could affect the lack of covariance between geographical locations. Subsequently, the assumption that there exist large-scale hemispheric correlations with the D-O events is neither proven nor disproven. The heat flux associated with meridional overturning (the sinking and spreading of cold water and dispersion of heat) of the ocean has the most direct impact on the atmosphere in terms of oceanic circulation patterns. The contribution of the oceanic Northern Hemisphere to this pole-ward circulation falls very rapidly as heat is transferred to the atmosphere. At the 40th latitude North, the oceanic contribution is less than 25% of the atmospheric contribution. Hypothetically, if warming continues, and the Northern Atlantic is injected with fresh water from glacial melting, the meridional overturning circulation would be dramatically reduced, resulting in a D-O-like event. However, models attempting to construct this theoretical climate change have not been successful, mostly in that they have not taken into account the overlying wind field response to this event. Since much of the temperature flux of the North Atlantic is carried in the Gulf Stream, scenarios requiring wind shifts sufficient to shut it down are likely a physical impossibility because of the need to conserve angular momentum in the atmosphere. 90 Coupled models that have been claimed to show an atmospheric response to oceanic flux shifts are so simplified and lack adequate resolution that they cannot be skillfully integrated over the time periods required to describe true climatic time scales. Again, these models are only indicators of processes that can be operating but with no evidence that they dominate. While the abrupt climate changes in Greenland may not have occurred in other parts of the globe, there still is the question of why it occurred in Greenland. One apparent observation is that the D-O events ceased in the Holocene and have been remarkably placid since. As such, the operative mechanism causing the D-O events must have also disappeared. The answer is the disappearance of the Laurentide and Fennoscandian ice sheets. Two enormous mountain ranges of high albedo (reflection factor) were removed. In a study by Jackson (2000), he noted that small, regional changes in the ice sheet elevations had a large effect on the atmospheric stationary wave patterns. As a standing wave, the wind encountering the ice sheets had more than one equilibrium state. Major local climate change could appear with a slight shift in the wave pattern of the wind system. While the model for this hypothesis is rough, other studies have indicated great influence of the ice sheets on atmospheric scales as well. The body of these theories suggests that the most important and sensitive determinant of oceanic circulation is wind, and not the temperature flux. Similarly, the widely accepted view that D-O events were of global impact and may occur as a result of recent warming is based on four assumptions, which in turn are based on ambiguous data and a high degree of uncertainty. As such, to make conclusions about such events would be imprudent without first addressing the uncertainties in the age-model as well a cautious reinterpretation of proxy signals.

So I guess from this summary, probability lies somewhere between 0% and 100%. Now I get it! The sky is falling...maybe. [Blog this]

End Bullshit Alert

Documentary Exposing Global Warming Myths Stirs Media Controversy in England - by Noel Sheppard -
As NewsBusters reported Saturday, a documentary skeptical about man's role in climate change aired in Great Britain on Thursday. The show's director, Martin Durkin, was interviewed by the British website Spiked the day after the program ran, and he had some rather harsh words for journalists and politicians that are haphazardly advancing the junk science surrounding this issue (03/10/07)

Skeptical Documentary "The Great Global Warming Swindle" Airs on British TV - by Noel Sheppard - With American media falling all over themselves in unbridled adoration for soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore while they generate totally unwarranted hysteria over climate change, it seems impossible to imagine a televised documentary debunking the junk science surrounding this issue. (03/10/07)

The Guardian's environmental correspondent comments on TV program but DIDN'T EVEN BOTHER TO WATCH IT FIRST. (03/09/07)

'Apocalypse my arse' - Martin Durkin, director of The Great Global Warming Swindle, on green intolerance, soft censorship and his 'dodgy' Marxist background. (03/09/07)

The Great Global Warming Swindle - Official British TV Site (03/09/07)

The Great Global Warming Swindle - A documentary due to air on Channel 4 this evening is being heralded as revealing the truth about the biggest Scare story of the decade. Article by Alec Simpson (03/08/07)

Global Warming Is Not a Crisis - Debate: Time to Sound the Alarm Bells? Opinion by Phillip Stott - (03/09/07)

Skeptic of Combating Global Warming - For those many people who believe that the case for "combating" global warming is open and shut - (03/08/07)

AIM Report: Media Promote Global Warming Fraud - March A - Accuracy In Media Report - Keith Olbermann's favorite site - (03/08/07)


The Fraud of Global Warming: True C02 Record Buried - (03/08/07)

Global warming? Like we care - Let me pose to you today that the conventional political/media wisdom that Canadians care deeply about global warming is wrong. (03/08/07)

Inconvenient Truths about Global Warming - Some "Global Warming" Myths Exposed (03/07/07)

Global Warming is not a threat but the environmentalist response to it is - (03/07/07)

Exclusive: Global Warming Tax - "An Inconvenient Truth" - The same organization that brought us the oil-for-food scandal, the most extensive fraud scheme in the history of the UN, now wants to tax Americans another $85 billion per year to pay for the UN's fight against the unproven idea of man's responsibility for global warming. (03/06/07)

French Scientist has Epiphany about Global Warming - Claude Allegre, France's most revered scientist has preached that global warming has been the fault of man for over twenty years, but now he's changed his tune. (03/05/07)

Senator Sees Momentum Shifting Toward Global Warming Skepticism - (03/05/07)

Hidden agenda behind global warming - What is causing global warming? Answer: The sun! (03/05/07)

"Global Warming Is Lies" Claims Documentary - Accepted theories about man causing global warming are "lies" claims a controversial new TV documentary. UK News (03/04/07)

Hostile Climate - Ross McKitrick used to be called a climate change skeptic. Now, that's been upgraded to denier. The attention is enough to cool this professor to the limelight. (03/03/07)

The Politics Of Global Warming - The search for truth leaves some scientists in the cold. - By Mark Jenkins (03/03/07)

Meet ignored scientists who doubt threat of warming - Thomas Sowell (03/03/07)

Global Warming: The momentum has shifted to climate skeptics - Politicians and scientists line up against Al Gore and Hollywood - Canada Free Press - Original article from Senator Inhofe's blog is here. (03/03/07)

Gore's religious hyperbole threatens a free press - Al Gore says governments haven't done enough about Global warming because the media is too balanced, and that balance brings a bias. (03/01/07)

FlashReport Weblog on California Politics - Let's Really Stop Global Warming - This last week we have witnessed the declaration by Al (Sore Loserman) Gore that the problem of global warming is a "no longer a scientific debate, it is a moral issue." (03/01/07)

An Inconvenient Fraud - by Michael Reagan - Bush's Crawford Ranch Greener than Gore's 20-room Mansion (03/01/07)

An inconvenient truth about 'An Inconvenient Truth' - the causes of global warming, as well as the long-term effects, are still up for debate. (03/01/07)

GLOBAL WARMING: A CONVENIENT LIE - Al Gore is, well, almost as bad as John Kerry, but now it seems that Kerry has finally learned to keep his mouth shut, at least for now. Not so much Al Gore. (03/01/07)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism) (Paperback) (03/01/07)

Latest Blog Articles

Global warming on trial : Sixth-graders decide that humans aren't to blame - LONGMONT - Humans don't cause global warming, a jury of sixth graders at Trail Ridge Middle School concluded Thursday after hearing opposing arguments from their peers. (03/23/07)

Who are these people?

Yesterday, as Senator Barbara Boxer, one of the two mommies of our nations largest nanny state, was helping Al Gore filibuster Senator James Inhofe's time away in the show hearing, these two bubble heads gleefully reported with this video on CNN. First of all, it didn't start because Inhofe "wanted shorter answers" as reported, it was the result of Al Gore rambling on and ignoring Inhofe's questions. CNN, as well as the rest of the major news networks neglected to show the several minutes prior to this exchange where Al Gore incoherently babbled his non-responses to the Senator's questions, focusing only on this one-minute segment of Boxer scolding Inhofe. Notice how the "journalist" on the right gets in an editorial at the very end of the video. Just some more good old non-biased reporting from CNN. If anyone knows who these "anchors" are please let me know in the blog. Also, if anyone has a complete video of this exchange, please post it here. (03/21/07) UPDATE - Scott Whitlock completely details this story on the NewsBusters blog.

Global Warming: A Convenient Lie - An outstanding article by 19 year-old Andrew Marshall, a political science student at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC. (03/19/07)

Global Warming Poll : Socialism 7, Capitalism Zip! - The socialist agenda of the global warming alarmist community is showing signs of success, even here in the United States. (03/16/07)

Just when you thought it can't possibly get any more absurd - From giant sun shades to man made volcanos to iron supplementation, read about the asinine proposals being considered to solve a nonexistent problem. (03/15/07)

Bullshit Alert - The Professor Carl Wunsch Contraversy - Less than 48 hours after this controversial new documentary challenging some of the assertions that man made CO2 is causing global warming aired on British TV, one of it's participants is claiming that his views were "grossly distorted" by the film. Read the transcript. (03/14/07)




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