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Jungbauer: Humans have little impact on global warming - By Bob Williams - Recent trends in global temperatures cannot be attributed to human activities, according to Sen. Mike Jungbauer (R-Dist.48), who gave a presentation on global warming to 35 residents, including Rep. Bud Nornes (R-10a) in Fergus Falls on Wednesday. "I was impressed with his knowledge, background and passion for detail," Nornes said. A global climate change survey from the National Registry of Environmental Professionals shows that 34 percent of environmental scientists and practicioners disagree that global warming is a serious problem facing the planet. "The temperature of Earth is always changing" Jungbauer said. "It's pretty weird thinking, to think we can control temperature." (06/30/07)

Global warming controversy generates heat - Scientists challenge prof - By Samara Kalk Derby - Since it was reported this month by The Capital Times, Professor Emeritus Reid Bryson's anti-establishment position against man-made global warming has provoked floods of interest, great indignation and -- particularly among his fellow University of Wisconsin scientists -- no shortage of exasperation. (06/30/07)

Global warming as a hook you can hang anything on - The global warming craze is a bonanza for scientists. If you can find some connection to global warming for what you want to research, your chances of getting funding are much increased. The story below is an example of that in action. The justification for the research in terms of global warming is however deeply flawed - but flawed in a way that few non-scientists would recognize. Even assuming that global warming will continue, see if you can see at least two flaws in the proposal below. Answers at the foot of the article. (06/30/07)

Alarmist global warming claims melt under scientific scrutiny - BY JAMES M. TAYLOR In his new book, The Assault on Reason, Al Gore pleads, "We must stop tolerating the rejection and distortion of science. We must insist on an end to the cynical use of pseudo-studies known to be false for the purpose of intentionally clouding the public's ability to discern the truth." Gore repeatedly asks that science and reason displace cynical political posturing as the central focus of public discourse. (06/30/07)

More Gore Hypocrisies Exposed as Live Earth Concerts Near - By Noel Sheppard - As the world prepares for a deluge of Live Earth concerts featuring the Global Warmingist-in-Chief himself, more and more of his inconvenient hypocrisies are being exposed by scientists and writers across the planet. The most recent exposé was written by a senior fellow of the Heartland Institute, James M. Taylor. The op-ed, published Saturday by the Chicago Sun-Times, deliciously addressed the real assault on reason not covered in soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore's most recent work of political science fiction. (06/30/07)

NBC's Al Gore 'Live Earth' Boosting On Air Began on Friday -- Eight Days Early - By Tim Graham - At the end of Friday's Today show on NBC, the marketing of Al Gore's Live Earth concerts began, just eight days shy of NBC's big three-hour Live Earth concert in prime time, hosted by NBC anchor Ann Curry and Carson Daly. (Not to mention the other 72 hours donated to Gore by NBC Universal.) NBC's Friday guest was David DeRothschild, author of "The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook." Like a good NBC employee, anchor Natalie Morales praised the climate-crisis cause: "Fantastic effort. It's going to raise a lot of awareness." The author mostly made the usual plugs for compact-fluorescent bulbs and other electricity savings, but the strange part (at least for late June) was urging everyone to wear a sweater and turn the thermostat down. Did they think they were recording a segment for Christmas break? (06/30/07)

The Seeds of the Global Warming Police State - By Robert Tracinski - Czech President Vaclav Klaus, drawing on his memories of Soviet oppression, recently declared that the global warming hysteria had replaced Communism as "the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy, and prosperity." The environmentalists continue to do their best to prove him right. (06/29/07)

Global warming? - First, let me emphasize that being an outdoorsman, I, too, do not want our waters polluted or our air quality to suffer. However, this big "the sky is falling" mentality about greenhouse gases and humans causing global warming is frankly nonsense. Every so many years, another prediction of a major catastrophy makes its way into our headlines (30 years ago it was global cooling, the coming of another ice age). This mass hysteria is fueled by reports of ice caps melting, threats of oceans rising, tipping points being reached, leading to our doom, and on and on it goes. (06/29/07)

Follow the Global Warming Money - Interesting global warming story. Oh. I've got actually two interesting global warming stories. The first one here from, Steve Milloy. "Should conservatives give up the fight just as the tide is turning in their favor in the debate over global warming? "In the cover story of the June 25 National Review, software company CEO Jim Manzi wrote that conservatives should stop 'denying' that humans are warming the planet and instead figure out how to use global warming to 'peel off' 1 percent of the vote in the 2008 presidential election. Manzi claims that this strategy could represent a 'principled stand' for a 'clever candidate.' But Manzi's strategy, in fact, represents the snatching of defeat from the jaws of victory -- and all for relatively few votes of uncertain, if any, political value. (06/29/07)

IPCC Scientists Challenge Al Gore's View of Global Warming Consensus - By Noel Sheppard - The chinks in the armor that is a supposed scientific consensus regarding man's role in global warming continued to grow this week when it was identified that many of the folks involved in the most recent report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were not in agreement with the study's findings. Didn't hear about this? Well, how could you? Nobody reported it! (06/29/07)

A new level of absurdity...
Global warming claims 77,000 lives - KUALA LUMPUR: The World Health Organization said Thursday that an estimated 77,000 deaths are recorded annually in the Asia-Pacific region due to health problems arising from global warming. (06/29/07)

Manmade Global Warming: The Real Assault on Reason - By Marc Sheppard - In the opening chapter of The Assault on Reason, its seldom reasonable author accuses the Bush administration of exploiting people's fears "to short-circuit debate and drive the public agenda without regard to the evidence, the facts, or the public interest." (06/29/07)

Blame it on Capitalism.
A new war on the planet? - John Bellamy Foster - During the last year the global warming debate has reached a turning point. Due to the media hype surrounding Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth, followed by a new assessment by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the climate sceptics have suffered a major defeat. (06/29/07)

Al Gore and Global Warming - Science has become politicized - Environmentalism is the religion de jour, and global warning is its hottest theological concept. Disbelieve and you're a heretic. Do so at the academic level and you get lots of trouble unless you're a senior professor protected by years of tenure. (06/28/07)

From the next President of the United States...
The Darfur Genocide and Global Warming - By Fred Thompson - Recently, the new UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that the root cause of the current genocide in Darfur is ... global warming. Now if you've been following the tragedy of the Darfur region in the African nation of Sudan, you know how absurd that statement is. (06/28/07)

Global Warming Update - We have some fabulous global warming news here today, starting with this from the French News Agency. The headline: "Climate Change Behind Darfur Killing." Do you realize this? That the genocide and the big murdering, killing going on in Darfur is because of global warming. This is according to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. He said that the slaughter in Darfur was "triggered by global climate change and that more such conflicts may be on the horizon." This is in an article that was published on June the 16th. "'The Darfur conflict began as an ecological crisis, arising at least in part from climate change,' Mr Ban said in a Washington Post opinion column. UN statistics showed that rainfall declined some 40 per cent over the past two decades, he said, as a rise in Indian Ocean temperatures disrupted monsoons. 'This suggests that the drying of sub-Saharan Africa derives, to some degree, from man-made global warming,' the South Korean diplomat wrote. 'It is no accident that the violence in Darfur erupted during the drought,' Mr Ban said in the Washington daily." Whew. (06/28/07)

PCC Scientist: IPCC 'Not in Business of Climate Prediction' - By Pam Meister - Not coming to a media outlet near you: Kevin Trenberth, an advisor to the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), made some startling admissions regarding the IPCC's use of computer General Circulation Modules (GCMs) (h/t Moonbattery). Professor Bob Carter, a geologist writing for Australia's, has the scoop: In a remarkable contribution to Nature magazine's Climate Feedback blog, Trenberth concedes GCMs cannot predict future climate and claims the IPCC is not in the business of climate prediction. This might be news to some people. Among other things, Trenberth asserts " ... there are no (climate) predictions by IPCC at all. And there never have been". Instead, there are only "what if" projections of future climate that correspond to certain emissions scenarios. (06/28/07)

From the Junk Man
Junk Science: Conservative Global Warming Sell-out? - By Steven Milloy - Should conservatives give up the fight just as the tide is turning in their favor in the debate over global warming? In the cover story of the June 25 National Review, software company CEO Jim Manzi wrote that conservatives should stop "denying" that humans are warming the planet and instead figure out how to use global warming to "peel off" 1 percent of the vote in the 2008 presidential election. Manzi claims that this strategy could represent a "principled stand" for a "clever candidate." (06/28/07)

Global warming, abrupt climate change, and Goldilocks - Written by Brad Arnold - It is instructional to think the range of earth's climate being like the three bears Goldilocks ran into. One climate state is "too cold," one is "too hot," and one is "just right." It is instructional to think the range of earth's climate being like the three bears Goldilocks ran into. One climate state is "too cold," one is "too hot," and one is "just right". (06/28/07)

Al Gore Confronted by Own Scientists - 'Confusion Between Hypothesis and Evidence' - CHICAGO, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a historic move, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the expert review comments and responses to its latest assessment of the science of climate change. The IPCC report is the primary source of data for Al Gore's movie and book titled "An Inconvenient Truth." (06/28/07)

Klaus: Warming uproar reminds of communist campaigns - Prague, June 28 (CTK) - Czech President Vaclav Klaus again warned against the hysteria that he said surrounds the global warming issue at the presentation of the controversial British documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle in a Prague cinema today. (06/28/07)

Breathe in, this might hurt - Global warming and worsening obesity have a lot in common, including the reason they are difficult problems to solve, writes Melissa Sweet. (06/28/07)

Debunking global warming alarmism - Recent research by Henrik Svensmark and his group at the Danish National Space Center points to the real cause of the recent warming trend. In a series of experiments on the formation of clouds, these scientists have shown that fluctuations in the sun's output cause the observed changes in the Earth's temperature. (06/28/07)

Glaciers Growing in France, Switzerland, and Washington: Will Media Care? - By Noel Sheppard - One of the pet peeves of anthropogenic global warming skeptics is how the media and climate change alarmists like soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore only address events supporting that which they conflate and abuse data to prove. A perfect example is the discussion concerning receding glaciers, as these folks will either ignore when such recession began, or the other possible environmental issues that many scientists believe to be responsible. Maybe even worse, the media alarmists will always ignore information that might throw a monkey wrench into the position they're trying to advance. (06/28/07)

Global Warming Update: First Snow in Johannesburg and Pretoria Since 1981 and 1968 - By Noel Sheppard - As the worm has clearly turned on all this global warming hooey, it seems appropriate to begin recording COLD events across the planet not just to highlight the foolishness, but also to infuriate those still buying into the junk science. With that in mind, it snowed in parts of South Africa Tuesday that haven't seen the frosty white stuff in many decades. Thanks, global warming! (06/27/07)

IT'S GLOBAL COOLING... AND IT'S DEADLY - By: Phil Brennan - Unless you've been living in an igloo in some desolate arctic region bereft of any form of communication with the outside world it should become obvious that the world has been undergoing some pretty violent episodes of extreme weather, destruction by fire of vast forest areas, and incredible amounts of rainfall resulting in floods of an unprecedented magnitude from Texas to England and just about everyplace else. (06/27/07)

Al Gore Has Not Responded to Professor's Global Warming Wager, Media Mum - By Noel Sheppard - Savvy NewsBusters readers are quite aware that last week, a professor from the Wharton Business School named Scott Armstrong challenged soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore to a wager over global warming. According to the website created by one of Armstrong's students, the Global Warmingist-in-Chief has yet to respond. However, there are some updates concerning the matter that folks might find interesting. First, what follows is the actual letter sent to Gore by Armstrong on June 19, 2007 (06/27/07)

Rising NI fights global warming - By Johnny Caldwell - Global warming-related sea level rises around Northern Ireland are being cancelled out by a rising landmass, new research has suggested. The Queen's University study indicates that most land in NI is actually rising at present. (06/27/07)

NBC Features Woman Blaming Wildfires on Environmental Regulations - By Brad Wilmouth - On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, while reporting from Lake Tahoe, correspondent George Lewis relayed one homeowner's complaint that environmental regulations had contributed to the danger of wildfires in the area. She further contended that the only reason her home survived was because she had cleared away brush near her home in violation of the law. Lewis: "She blames environmentalists and bureaucrats for creating rules that, in her opinion, increased the fire hazard. Says she had to break the law to clear brush off adjacent federal land." (06/27/07)

CHILE'S LAGOS HISSED AT DURING GLOBAL-WARMING PRESENTATION - Former President Haunted By Pascua Lama And CELCO Environmental Disasters - (June 27, 2007) Former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, recently named a special U.N. envoy on global warming, was hissed at and booed for ten minutes by local environmentalists at a University of Chile presentation Tuesday morning. (06/27/07)

Oh really?
World cannot afford nuclear climate solution-report - By Jeremy Lovell - LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - The world must start building nuclear power plants at the unprecedented rate of four a month from now on if nuclear energy is to play a serious part in fighting global warming, a leading think-tank said on Wednesday. Not only is this impossible for logistical reasons, but it has major implications for world security because of nuclear weapons proliferation, the Oxford Research Group said in its report "Too Hot To Handle - The future of civil nuclear power". (06/27/07)

Flash Floods Herald Onset Of Global Warming - Heavy flooding all over Britain is a sure sign of the early effects of Global Warming and Climate Change, say experts. Unseasonal torrential and prolonged outbreaks of very wet rain have caused flash floods all over the country, and many other examples of 'unusualness' seem to point to this being a pivotal time in the Earth's history. (06/26/07)

Three Quarters Believe Global Warming A 'Natural Occurrence' - ALMOST three quarters of people believe global warming is a 'natural occurrence' and not a result of carbon emissions, a survey claimed today. (06/26/07)

Law Firms Preparing to Sue Over Global Warming - By Noel Sheppard - And now for something completely insipid... As the media and their alarmists like soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore have shamefully convinced enough of the population that man can actually impact the climate, law firms around the nation are gearing up to sue possible offenders (06/26/07)

Global Warming and Environmentalists Blamed for Lake Tahoe Wildfires - By Noel Sheppard - Depending on which newspaper you read Tuesday morning, the wildfires in the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada were either caused by global warming or environmentalists. (06/26/07)

"Smart" environmental policies - Lexi Cerretti - More than 2,500 acres have been burned along with over 200 structures in the worst fire the Tahoe Basin has seen in recorded history. (06/26/07)

IEA's Mandil says 'no silver bullet' in fight against global warming - BRUSSELS (Thomson Financial) - The International Energy Agency's (IEA) executive director Claude Mandil said there is 'no silver bullet' in the fight against global warming. (06/26/07)

The poorest will pay the most, as usual - By Philip Freier - Recent research commissioned by the Brotherhood of St Laurence has shown that while the poor have a much smaller "carbon footprint" than wealthy households, they could end up paying a much higher proportion of their incomes to reduce greenhouse emissions. Poor families, accounting for about 22 tonnes of emissions, are responsible for less than half the emissions of rich, tertiary-educated households, who account for close to 58 tonnes. (06/26/07)

Carbon Cops - Robin Oliver, reviewer - Sean Fitzgerald and Lish Fejer would like to change the way we live. This is an abundantly cheerful cautionary tale about the amount of carbon emissions pumped into the atmosphere from our homes. The message is that we contribute to global warming by feathering our nests with electric gadgets, swimming pools, inefficient lighting and car trips to school instead of community "walking school bus" crocodile files. Then come frequent shopping excursions in four-wheel-drive gas-guzzlers and nasty things such as clothes driers, portable heaters and electric kitchen-waste-disposers. (06/26/07)

Rich nations blamed for global warming - By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer - SINGAPORE - Developed countries are hypocritical for criticizing China's greenhouse gas emissions while using the country's cheap labor to power industries that pollute, Asian business and government leaders said Monday. (06/25/07)

Gloom and Doom in A Sunny Day - By Emily Yoffe - It was a mild January evening, and people had filled the restaurant's outdoor patio. As our group walked past the tables, one of my friends said, "This terrifies me." I don't know if she was reassured later by the chilly April, but we are all supposed to be terrified of the weather now. (06/25/07)

The "green" movement - By Michael Westendorf - Kudos to NASA Administrator Michael Griffin for recently standing up to what has now become the very popular trend of global warming activism. During an interview with National Public Radio, Griffin discussed his personal views of the controversial issue and gave a shot in the arm to what I like to call the "common sense" approach when it comes to climate change. (06/25/07)

Put your money where your "myth" is - Meet the Ivy League professor and expert on forecasting who is challenging Al Gore to a $20,000 bet that he is wrong on global warming. Al Gore's doom-mongering documentary An Inconvenient Truth - in which he turned his rather drab PowerPoint presentation on climate change into a cinematic warning to the world about man's toxic impact on the planet - has generated miles of newspaper column inches. He's won widespread praise from greens for converting "ordinary people" (ie, the previously uncaring popcorn-chomping masses) to the green cause. He's been given a telling-off by some climate scientists for twisting the data in order to send a moral message about mankind's destructiveness (1). Others have accused him of being a hypocrite: apparently Gore, who has two very big homes, used 221,000 kilowatt hours of electricity in 2006, 20 times the American national average (2). And now, in the latest post-Truth twist, Gore has been challenged to a $20,000 wager that he is wrong on global warming. (06/25/07)

U.N. says government must control land use - By Henry Lamb - An official delegation from the U.S. Government actually signed a U.N. document that says: "Private land ownership is a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice.... Public control of land use is therefore indispensable...." (06/25/07)

Readers React Angrily to Global Warming Column - Is it heresy to suggest the debate isn't over? - By Charles J. Murray, Senior Technical Editor -- Design News, June 25, 2007Remember, you heard it here first: Global warming raises your blood pressure. I say this with confidence, having spent the past three weeks reading e-mails from scores of Design News readers who saw a column of mine about global warming (DN 4.9.07). The common thread among most of the respondents was anger. A few wrote to agree with me and then proceeded to vent about the politics behind the subject. Many more, though, e-mailed to tell me I was wrong in a multitude of ways. Those readers insisted global warming is no longer a debatable subject and told me I was horribly out of touch for believing otherwise. Even my friend, colleague and chief editor, John Dodge, chided me. In his blog, John wrote, "Where I disagree (with Chuck) is with the suggestion that global warming is a media invention, which he all but says." (06/25/07)

Scientist Implicates Worms in Global Warming - Jim Frederickson, the research director at the Composting Association has called for data on worms and composting to be re-examined after a German study found that worms produce greenhouse gases 290 times more potent than carbon dioxide. (06/25/07)

Taxes hit harder than global warming issue - By Ariane Buteux - A mere three per cent of people would be less likely to holiday in France because of global warming, however this rises to 18 per cent where a green tax on their journey is concerned. (06/25/07)

The melting ice man cometh - He believes his support for Kyoto lost him the coal states of Kentucky and West Virginia - and the 2000 race for the presidency. But Hurricane Katrina and his Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, changed all that. Now, on the eve of his Live Earth global concerts, climate change could put Al Gore back in the White House. (06/24/07)

Proof that Global Warming is a Galactic phenomenon? - By Ian Brockwell - For some years now I have believed that Global Warming (or climate change as some people prefer to call it) is the result of some influence from our own galaxy or beyond. Unfortunately, the majority of the people on this planet have preferred (and perhaps have been encouraged) to follow the belief that mankind is to blame. (06/24/07)

Global warming skeptics score a few points - By TED BYFIELD - In the rising hysteria over the global warming issue, a kind of race against time appears to be developing. The question is: What will happen first? Will the "global warmists" be able to stop the oilsands projects, wrecking the economy of Alberta and much of Canada in the process? (06/24/07)

In climate change debate, all eyes turn to California - State has long history of leadership, influence in pushing environmentally friendly policies. -- The Associated Press - SACRAMENTO -- In California, environmentalism has never been a dirty word. (06/24/07)

The Cribs: We do care about global warming - Ryan Jarman speaks after Glastonbury comments - The Cribs have explained their onstage comments from the opening day (June 22) of this year's Glastonbury. The trio courted controversy with their Other Stage performance when the band said they cared more about getting rid of bad bands then the environment. Ryan Jarman sarcastically told the crowd: "They want us to speak out about global warming, but the biggest problem is the attitude of some indie bands. Isn't that a bigger problem?" However the band spoke have since spoke to NME.COM saying they were joking about the climate, but not the bands. (06/24/07)

Global warming and the green paradox - By Hans-Werner Sinn - The protesters have returned to their home countries, the injured are licking their wounds, the heads of state are back to business as usual, and Heiligendamm, the old spa on Germany's Baltic coast, is resuming its dream of imperial beauty. And German Chancellor Angela Merkel achieved a substantial diplomatic success. With charm and unassuming clear-headedness, she wrought a compromise from the G8 countries that may help save the world from the most severe devastations caused by global warming. The world's eight richest countries promised to "seriously consider" halving their CO2 emissions by 2050. (06/24/07)

Global Warming Boosts English Wine - Vine and Dine during the Harvest at the Largest Vineyard in England - Denbies Wine Estate is England's biggest vineyard. Wine lovers can help with the harvest in what should be a bumper year for wine production, thanks to climate change English wine production is bigger than ever before. Scientists can debate climate change and some politicians can deny it's happening, but it's a fact that England's vineyards produced 50% more wine last year. The vines are budding earlier each year, and this year Denbies Wine Estate, the biggest single estate vineyard in Britain, reported the first bud on April 14th, the earliest ever recorded. The vines normally only bud at the end of April. (06/23/07)

Other nations have impact on warming - It's called global warming, but we're being told to take it personally. Al Gore's green army is convinced that global warming is human-caused and that each human - especially each American - can make a difference in stalling the dangerous effect. Listening to scientists on the other side of the debate, I find myself disagreeing with the Gore position. More than anything, I've become convinced, solar activity that dwarfs man's power, is the source of global warming - whether the globe be Earth or Mars. (06/23/07)

Lawyers Look Forward, To Climate Change - Firms springing up to address many legal facets of new energy economy - Looking for a litmus test that will predict whether the United States will regulate carbon in the near future? How about a dozen large law firms around the country devoted only to climate change. (06/23/07)

Global Warming Cooling Update (XXIX) - From Madison, Wisconsin: Reid Bryson, known as the father of scientific climatology, considers global warming a bunch of hooey. The UW-Madison professor emeritus, who stands against the scientific consensus on this issue, is referred to as a global warming skeptic. But he is not skeptical that global warming exists, he is just doubtful that humans are the cause of it "... there is no credible evidence that it is due to mankind and carbon dioxide. We've been coming out of a Little Ice Age for 300 years. We have not been making very much carbon dioxide for 300 years..." (06/22/07)

Global Warming: The Hidden Agenda - By Darren Bocksnick - With a former Vice-President making a film about the subject and becoming the self-appointed spokesperson for the cause, it is no wonder that the subject of Global Warming is quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon. Couple this with the ongoing benefit concerts and tours from musical celebrities such as Sheryl Crow as well as actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio using their careers as a podium for supposed public opinion, it is understandable why there is such a social uproar over the issue. (06/22/07)

Oregon Global Warming Skeptic Finds Controversy - Oregon state climatologist George Taylor does not believe that global warming is due to human activity. Now, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski wants him to stop using the state climatologist title. NewsHour correspondent Lee Hochberg reports from Oregon and Washington on the controversy. (06/21/07)

NEW from the Junkman!
Hold the Line on Global Warming - By Steven Milloy - What should conservatives do about global warming? Jim Manzi suggests in his June 25 National Review cover story ("Game Plan") that conservatives embrace junk science and "manage" global climate change so that they can "peel off" 1 percent of the votes from the "opposing coalition" in some future presidential election. Manzi's is a recipe for social, political and economic disaster - not just for conservatives, but for everyone, with the possible exception of the misanthropic, back-to-nature socialists among us. (06/21/07)

Junk Science: Climate Activists' Credibility Gap - By Steven Milloy - Organic yogurt king and Stonyfield Farm CEO Gary Hirshberg may have thought that he avoided the buzzsaw this week by ducking a TV appearance with me. Guess I'll just have to go on without him. The news hook for our scheduled appearance was Hirshberg's new global warming effort called ClimateCounts. The project's ostensible goal is to help consumers make "climate-conscious" purchasing decisions. (06/21/07)

Read the sunspots - The mud at the bottom of B.C. fjords reveals that solar output drives climate change - and that we should prepare now for dangerous global cooling - By R. TIMOTHY PATTERSON, Financial Post - Politicians and environmentalists these days convey the impression that climate-change research is an exceptionally dull field with little left to discover. We are assured by everyone from David Suzuki to Al Gore to Prime Minister Stephen Harper that "the science is settled." At the recent G8 summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel even attempted to convince world leaders to play God by restricting carbon-dioxide emissions to a level that would magically limit the rise in world temperatures to 2C. (06/21/07)

Media Blame America For China's CO2 Emissions - By Noel Sheppard - When it was announced Tuesday that China surpassed the United States as the world's leading emitter of carbon dioxide, NewsBusters asked, "Will Media Notice?" In reality, the answer is a mixed windbag, with most press outlets totally ignoring the revelation, and a few actually blaming the problem on - wait for it! - the United States. I kid you not. However, before we address that stupidity, it first must be relayed that not one of the television news outlets bothered reporting the Chinese CO2 data at all. It appears that television news divisions only feel CO2 is a problem if it's emitted by American corporations or citizens (06/21/07)

Sheryl Crow's Toilet Paper Concerns Echoed by Environmental Group - BNoel Sheppard - Remember back in April when Al Gore sycophant Sheryl Crow actually suggested "a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting," and then after being ridiculed for her stupidity had the nerve of saying, "It was just a joke?" Well, an environmental group called Worldwatch Institute appears to share Crow's concerns about Americans using too much toilet paper (h/t Planet Gore). (06/21/07)

FINALLY! THE TRUTH ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING - By Gunther Schnitzel - "The sun causes global warming, Gopa. Didn't they teach you that in school? Dumb question!" (06/21/07)

Debunking global warming alarmism - Here are some "inconvenient truths" - There is no scientific consensus on global warming. Climate is always changing, with or without man. Hurricanes are not getting worse; our tendency to build houses in their path is getting greater. Many big businesses lobby for global warming policies that will increase their profits... and our costs. (06/21/07)

Global warming theory is phony - The global warming theory states that carbon dioxide rises into the stratosphere, forming a shield around the earth and, like a greenhouse, traps heat onto the earth's surface. Basic chemistry and the law of gravity, combined, verify this is impossible. (06/21/07)

Some evangelical arguments on global warming are theologically problematic, Moore tells U.S. Senate commitee - By Tom Strode - WASHINGTON (BP)--Southern Baptists and other conservative evangelicals support environmental protection but do not believe the Bible provides a "blueprint" for government policies on global warming, members of the U.S. Senate were told in a recent hearing. (06/21/07)

Proliferating icebergs may ease global warming - An increase in drifting ice is creating a vast new ecosystem of plankton, krill and seabirds that may absorb some of the carbon dioxide that drives up temperatures. - By Amber Dance, Times Staff Writer - The proliferation of drifting Antarctic icebergs caused by rising temperatures is creating a vast new ecosystem of plankton, krill and seabirds that may have the power to absorb some of the carbon dioxide that is driving global warming, scientists reported today. (06/21/07)

Peer Review - It is perhaps rather curmudgeonly to add a few "yes buts" when someone has paid you a bit of a compliment, but more needs to be said on the subject of peer review and editors, as raised by Charles Warren Hunt in Greenie Watch. There is certainly no question that the system is corruptible and has been corrupted, as ancient memories related in these pages have testified. Those were the days when science was free from the pressures of the new religious elite, and the situation is far, far worse now. (06/20/07)

Will the Media Report "Dangerous Global Cooling"? - By Jake Gontesky - Could it possibly be that the mainstream school of thought surrounding climate change has it all wrong? While the media continues its love-fest with the alarmist non-scientists like Al Gore, climatologists and other atmospheric scientists continue research that may turn the conventional wisdom on its head. (06/20/07)

Dilbert Takes on Green Fundamentalism - By Matthew Sheffield - Dilbert, everyone's favorite office life cartoon, has started a series of strips making fun of environmental alarmism. (H/t: Small Dead Animals) (06/20/07)

Extremists Abound in Green Movement But Don't Expect Media to Say That - By Julia A. Seymour - Environmentalism is hip, green celebrities are "very sexy" and saving the planet is "simple," according to the media. It is certainly not "extreme" as far as journalists are concerned. The deluge of celebrity books, films and even rock concerts is making green look good - because journalists leave out the cost to individuals, businesses and the economy. (06/20/07)

Global Warming an Incontinent truth? - For years a certain loveable radio talk show host (whose talent is on loan from God) has said that it's arrogant and presumptuous to think humanity has had any impact on the Earth's temperature. It looks like he was right. (06/20/07)

George W. Bush Plans Military Strike to Stop Global Warming - US troops deployed to stabilze ice shelf!(Washington D.C. : Ucs News) With the commitments of other G8 leaders in hand George W. Bush is working with the Pentagon launch a full scale assault on global warming. (06/20/07)

AL GORE: AND THE LIMITATIONS OF POWER - By: Phil Brennan - Wherever it is that Ma Nature hangs her hat, she has to be vastly amused at the whole spectacle of a panicked horde of global warning fanatics relying on such measures as restricting the emission of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), to stand in her way, an absurdity according to retired physics professor Howard Hayden, a physics professor for 32 years at the University of Connecticut, an editor of a monthly newsletter called "The Energy Advocate, " and the author of the book "The Solar Fraud: Why Solar Energy Won't Run the World. You think SUVs are the cause of glaciers shrinking?" he says. "I don't think so." (06/20/07)

BBC's Hypocritical Analysis of its Own Global Warming Coverage - By Noel Sheppard - On Wednesday, NewsBusters reported the complete study done by the BBC of the problem it's having with liberal bias within the organization (h/t Benny Peiser). Inside the Report was a section dealing specifically with how the network is dealing with matters relating to climate change. (06/20/07)

MSNBC Gives Unchallenged Air Time to Global Warming Alarmist - By Justin McCarthy - As Newsbusters previously documented, NBC is giving 75 hours of air time to Al Gore and his global warming alarmism with his "Live Earth" concert. On June 20 MSNBC, NBC's cable channel, ran featured Janet Larson from the Earth Policy Institute, a global warming alarmist, to paint a scary picture for the future. (06/20/07)

CBS Worries That Global Warming Will Destroy Eiffel Tower, Global Tourism - By Julia A. Seymour - Apocalyptic rants about what global warming will do to civilization have become so frequent it's hard to keep up, but CBS "Evening News" had a monumental one on June 19. Mark Phillips reported an international study that said climate change could threaten the $662 billion international tourism industry - because rising sea levels and humidity will supposedly destroy monuments and sites like the Tower of London, the Eiffel Tower, the Parthenon and so on. (06/20/07)

National Security and Global Warming - On today's Diane Rehm Show, a panel of experts discussed the pending energy policy legislation in the US Congress. Karen Wayland, legislative director of the Natural Resources Defense Counsel talked about the need to join the concepts of national security and climate change when discussing energy policy. (06/20/07)

What is at risk is not the climate but freedom - By Vaclav Klaus - WE are living in strange times. One exceptionally warm winter is enough - irrespective of the fact that in the course of the 20th century the global temperature increased only by 0.6 per cent - for the environmentalists and their followers to suggest radical measures to do something about the weather, and to do it right now. (06/19/07)

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Decide Major Global Warming Lawsuit - The Environmental Law Clinic at Stanford Law School has announced that following this morning's hearing in San Francisco, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether the Bush administration violated the law by ignoring global warming when it set national gas mileage standards for SUVs and pick-up trucks. (06/19/07)

Misguided attempt - Denver's program won't help lessen global warming - Denver is coming up with a plan to combat global warming, and, one city official has said, "There was a sense we have to be bold." The question is whether there was also a sense the city had to be stupid. (06/19/07)

An effort to kick global warming, literally - Roger Pielke Jr., a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado, said that the idea that "you are doing something meaningful rather than emotional and symbolic" by donating money to something like planting trees in Malaysia "is a little misleading." (06/19/07)

Independent Voices: Global Warming: Threat or Hysteria? - By Alan Hall, your EWI Independent observer and correspondent - We had good responses to our request that readers share their experience with the bear market of 2000-2002. Below are two more responses, and one last response to our question on mania (sorry, it hid in my junk mail folder and I found it only today). We'd like to pose another question: What do you think about the climate change issue? Specifically, what are your thoughts and observations about our sudden collective interest in it? The issue is hotly divided, and seen as everything from the end of the world to yet another investment opportunity. In many ways, fear of climate change is grabbing for the global steering wheel. (06/18/07)

Deeper Into the Dustbin of Silly Science: The Continuing Collapse of the Global Warming Hypothesis - By Michael R. Fox Ph.D. - The recent flood of scientific papers and books being published undermine the global warming hypothesis. See for example ( The more carefully the pillars of the hypothesis are examined the more implausible it becomes. The man-made global warming hypothesis is failing scientific scrutiny. (06/18/07)

Local scientist calls global warming theory "hooey"
Samara Kalk Derby
- Reid Bryson, known as the father of scientific climatology, considers global warming a bunch of hooey. The UW-Madison professor emeritus, who stands against the scientific consensus on this issue, is referred to as a global warming skeptic. But he is not skeptical that global warming exists, he is just doubtful that humans are the cause of it. (06/18/07)

Global warming and its evil twin "climate change" predictions wrong on both counts - By Tom DeWeese - Global warming alarmists are a clever bunch. They have very carefully changed the issue from "global warming" to "climate change." Now any change in weather, be it mild winters or cool summers can be attributed to "climate change." Whatever the weather, the news is very bad. One claim threatens massive storms thrashing our communities. Such a threat was an easy sell in 2005 as Katrina was blamed for nearly destroying New Orleans in a hurricane season that seemed without end. Surely it could not be denied that climate change Armageddon was upon us. (06/18/07)

Global warming is a heated and getting hotter - Global warming has been getting quite a bit of attention lately and former Vice President Al Gore has become a self-proclaimed expert. Maybe Al really does have a good handle on the situation. There seems to be quite a few experts who have differing opinions. That seems to be the case in many areas of life. In a recent Sunday edition this paper devoted a full page to the global warming issue. The two authors had completely different opinions. They each had great educations and expertise in the area. I don't profess to be very knowledgeable in this subject but I do have a few facts to talk about. (06/18/07)

Pilots: Air travel is a "scapegoat for global warming" - An airline pilots group has hit back at the environmental lobby, claiming that air transport has become a scapegoat for global warming. In a report to be presented to government today (June 18), the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) investigates "the true impact of aviation on the environment" and exposes certain half truths and untruths told by air travel's critics. Stressing that the group is not sceptical about global warming itself, but rather that aviation's portrayal as a major polluter is overblown, BALPA chairman Mervyn Granshaw said: "We were determined at the outset to concern ourselves only with the facts, and what is clear is that aviation has become a scapegoat for global warming." (06/18/07)

Global warming hysteria: Rise of the eco-religion - By Alisa Craddock - Global warming hysteria has taken on a new level of intensity in the last year, especially since the election, to the point of belligerence. I recently quipped to a priest friend of mine that Liberals know the "Great Chastisement" is coming, and they're gearing up to repackage the Wrath of God as the effects of "Global Warming". (06/18/07)

Global Warming Club gets Saxe School going green - Saxe Middle School's after-school program had a new club this year. The effects of global warming are embedded in the New Canaan's weather curriculum and as a year end project in 2006, seventh grade science teacher Tekla diFate held a Socratic Seminar to debate global warming. Seeing the students respond with enthusiasm, she proposed the idea of a club to Saxe Principal Greg Macedo, who approved.
With the help of fellow science teacher Anna Loper, the Global Warming Club was born. (06/18/07)

The ice age and global warming - We are told by some that the cause of earth warming is factories with smoke stacks no matter that they produce goods and employ people. Other causes are trucks, cars, trains, coal, oil and gas. Then there is human over population. Much too much co2 they say. Should we not know much about the planet, we are charged with the responsibility to finding out, based on, "The truth shall set your free." (06/18/07)

Think about global warming, then act - By Dave Romenesko - There has been much debate on the real and imagined issue of global warming. I believe in global warming but the real issue is weather humans have significantly contributed to the warming. There is a lot of debate and scientific interest in that subject. (06-17-07)

LMAO! There must be an all out competition out there to see who can come up with the most ridiculous reason to blame man for global warming...
Global warming? Scientist blames overpopulation - By HELEN FLORES, The Philippine Star - A local scientist blamed Sunday overpopulation as one of the causes of global warming. "Overpopulation itself causes heat," said Jose Aldea, chairman of the Capiz Scientists and Inventors Society. "Have you been in a moviehouse full of people? (The population) has exploded uncontrollably and accelerated tenfold. Man has pursued relentless activities, which include burning fossil fuels that raise the carbon dioxide level. Call it a bad greenhouse effect," Aldea said. (06-17-07)

Al Gore's Daughter Writes Global Warming Documentary - By Noel Sheppard - It appears that soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore isn't only brainwashing America's kids with global warming alarmism, for his daughter has co-written a documentary on the subject about to be released in Australia. (06-17-07)

UN Secretary General Blames Slaughter in Darfur on Global Warming - By Noel Sheppard - Honestly, folks, when this first arrived in my inbox moments ago, I had to check multiple links to believe that this next example of Global Warming Derangement Syndrome was actually true. Alas, it was. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is blaming mass-murder in Darfur on - wait for it! - "global climate change." (06-17-07)

Global Warming Good For Colorado Skiing? - By David Frey, Aspen Daily News - (AP) COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. It's hard for ski resorts to see a bright side to global warming trends that are expected to rob the mountains of snow, but for one global warming expert, Colorado resorts may fare better than some. "It's not all bleak, especially for Colorado," said Robert Henson, a writer and editor at the University Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder and the author of "The Rough Guide to Climate Change." (06-17-07)

Helping along global warming - By Bill Steigerwald - Remember in January when the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its good friends in media trumpeted that 2006 was the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States? (06-17-07)

Global warming's witch-hunt - By Michael D. Mason - To concisely summarize global warming, water vapor accounts for 95 percent of the greenhouse effect. Of the remaining 5 percent, carbon dioxide accounts for only 3.6 percent of the total. Further, of all the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere, only 3.2 percent is from human activities, meaning that only about 0.12 percent of the greenhouse effect results from man's activities. But there's even more. Nature converts at least half of man's contribution back to carbon and oxygen, leaving us responsible for less that 0.06 percent of the total greenhouse effect. These are generally agreed on numbers even by the International Panel on Climate Control (IPCC) if you dig deep enough. That ought to be the end of the argument period. It's that simple. Instead, global warming has become an international witch-hunt. Q.E D. photo synthesis (plant life) is impossible without carbon dioxide. At 0.04 percent (four molecules out of 10,000 air molecules) of the atmosphere, more is better, not worse as claimed by the global warming groupies. (06-16-07)

Silver lining postulated for global warming cloud - GHENT, N.Y. (AP) -- It's not in Al Gore's PowerPoint presentation, but there are some upsides to global warming. Northern homes could save on heating fuel. Rust Belt cities might stop losing "snowbirds" to the South. Canadian farmers could harvest bumper crops. Greenland may become awash in cod and oil riches. Shippers could count on an Arctic shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific. Forests may expand.
This is all speculative, even a little facetious, and any gains are not likely to make up for predicted frightening upheavals elsewhere. But still ... might there be a silver lining for the frigid regions of Canada and Russia? (06-16-07)

Global warming may yet come up peaches - IT is not in former US vice-president Al Gore's famous PowerPoint presentation on the environment, but there are upsides to global warming. (06-16-07)

Forget warming - beware the new ice age - By Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post - In the 1970s, leading scientists claimed that the world was threatened by an era of global cooling. Based on what we've learned this decade, says George Kukla, those scientists - and he was among them -- had it right. The world is about to enter another Ice Age. (06-15-07)

I Want My GoreTV: MTV Launches New Global Warming Alarmism Campaign - By Noel Sheppard - Just in case our kids weren't getting enough global warming alarmism from their teachers and the mainstream media, MTV announced Wednesday that it will be further brainwashing youth with junk science about the planet's imminent doom. How might that change Mark Knopfler's fabulous "Money For Nothing" lyrics and video? (06-15-07)

Vaclav Klaus: "Varning för klimathysteri" - We are living in strange times. One exceptionally warm winter is enough - irrespective of the fact that in the course of the 20th century the global temperature increased only by 0.6 per cent - for the environmentalists and their followers to suggest radical measures to do something about the weather, and to do it right now. (06-14-07)

Southern Baptist resolution says humans not entirely to blame for global warming - By The Associated Press - SAN ANTONIO - Southern Baptists approved a resolution on global warming that questions the prevailing scientific belief that humans are largely to blame for the phenomenon and also warns that increased regulation of greenhouse gases will hurt the poor. (06-14-07)

Global warming settled science? - If your child attends a government school, he or she is being taught the world is heading toward catastrophe because of global warming caused by human activity on the planet and resulting in increased levels of carbon dioxide. (06-14-07)

Global Warming Alarmism and Religion - Together at Last? - From Peyton Knight - This is a summary report from last Thursday's Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing titled, "An Examination of the Views of Religious Organizations Regarding Global Warming." In her opening statement, committee chairman Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said that "Evangelical Christians, Catholics, African Methodist Episcopals, Jews, mainline Protestant Christians, and many other people of faith see the need for action on global warming as a moral, ethical, and scriptural mandate." The clear implication being that the religious community, by and large, was of one mind on the issue. (06-14-07)

Gorestock Carbon: We Will Have Man Made Global Warming, Like It or Not - Doug Powers - Music can save the world, we're often told. This information is usually distributed, not so surprisingly, by musicians or some attempted semblance thereof. This theory is put to the test every time somebody tries to feed a starving child a Duran Duran album, but somehow this "truth" still manages to perpetuate and grow. Those most interested in saving the planet, for its PR value alone, are often a breed known as rock and pop musicians. These are people who can be some of the most immoral, degenerate, greedy and repugnant individuals on the planet who yet get off on pointing out what ghastly, uncaring capitalist pigs the rest of us are. (06-14-07)

My Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook Just Arrived - If you were one of the Live Earth junkies that decided to go ahead and shell out the extra $14.95 for a ticket AND a Global Warming Survival Handbook, I'm hear to tell you that the investment was wise. In between sets of Bon Jovi and Dave Matthews Band (or the 14 other awesome groups playing) you're going to find yourself seriously educated and amused. While appealing to those looking to sink into a couch and drift away in a sea of eco-related tips, this little handbook also screams "skim me" and is very good at making you take notice just by flipping through the 160 or so pages. (06-13-07)

The cold truth about Greenland : Global warming is real, but the island's history makes clear there is no emergency - BY PATRICK J. MICHAELS - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently returned from a junket to Greenland, where, among other things, she says she "saw firsthand evidence that climate change is a reality." True enough, Madame Speaker, but you didn't see. (06-13-07)

Sizing up global warming - The subject of global warming is much in the news. Generally speaking, there are two points of view. One is that the warming is a natural occurrence that has a cyclic history and is closely related to the activity on the sun. (06-13-07)

Speed up Global Warming by watching it - By Jim Hightower - As summer looms, families all across our country are making vacation plans. But some people get bored with the same old trips, whether to the shore or to some exotic tropical island. Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt. (06-13-07)

Global Warming, Climate Change, Hurricanes Global Warming and its Evil Twin 'Climate Change' Predictions Wrong on Both Counts - By Tom DeWeese - Global warming alarmists are a clever bunch. They have very carefully changed the issue from "global warming" to "climate change." Now any change in weather, be it mild winters or cool summers can be attributed to "climate change." Whatever the weather, the news is very bad. (06-13-07)

The Stern Report: "Global warming will cost 5 to 20% of the Gross Global Product - The Stern report, one of the most complex analysis on global warming and its impact on economy, was presented on Wednesday in Bucharest by one of its authors. Dimitri Zengelis, economy counselor of the UK government, introduced some of the data in the report coordinated by Nicholas Stern, one of the main themes being the impact of global warming on the global economy. (06-13-07)

Gospel of global warming - Before industry lobbyists descended on Capitol Hill this week to sway the debate on an epic energy bill, religious leaders had their turn to let senators know where God stands on reducing emissions that contribute to global warming. But they couldn't agree. (06-13-07)

Paris Hilton & global warming - By Malavika Sangghvi - My mother, who reads five newspapers a day and watches as many news channels, is very concerned about global warming. "We all have to stop using deodorants, separate our garbage, reuse our bags and cycle to work," she said to me the other day, "so that poor Al Gore can stop making documentaries and go back to being a politician again." (06-13-07)

Adults are acting childish over global warming - By ALLIE CURRY, Bismarck - Don Hannu wrote in a letter Saturday that kids who are being scared half to death with warnings about global warming shouldn't worry. (06-12-07)

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Another perfect example of using the wrong hemisphere of the brain.
On global warming - I think the only way to actually make people realize the depth of the issue of global warming is to show the real picture. Make them really scared! Get straight to the message. (06-12-07)

Extra-terrestrial warming - An editorial - The Providence Journal - The planet is warming at an alarming rate -- about half a degree Celsius since 1970. But, in this case, the planet under discussion is not Earth. It's Mars. NASA scientists say the Red Planet is being hit by such rapid climate change that it could lose its southern ice cap. Could this mean that global warming is not entirely a manmade phenomenon? Certainly, it would be hard to blame Mars' warming on gas-guzzling SUVs and other fossil-fuel pollution, or methane released by cows that have proliferated to gratify meat-eaters. (06-12-07)

Global warming discussion still alive - By Dick Little - So you think global warming is a done deal. A large number of politicians and environmentalists would like you to believe that. However, the fact is the scientific community is badly divided over whether the hydrocarbons we produce are the cause and each day a few more scientists studying the question, jump off the "band wagon." There is a concerted attempt to stampede us into accepting something that just might be a fraud. This issue requires close scrutiny before any major legislation is developed. (06-12-07)

LETTER: Global warming myth - By DAVID T. PALMER - In response to LDN global warming editorial on May Think quick! When is it hotter: day or night? Early morning or mid-afternoon? Summer or winter? If you answered the obvious, congratulations! You are now well on your way to understanding global warming.

"Fight Global Warming, Give Up Meat" - By Kevin McCandless, Correspondent - London ( - A leaked e-mail message has led to speculation that the British government plans to promote vegetarianism as part of a broader strategy to fight climate change. In a message sent earlier this year to a vegetarian lobbying group, the Environment Agency -- a statutory body set up under a 1995 law -- said it was considering ways to deal with global warming, one of which was to encourage people to eat less meat. (06/12/07)

Canadian Economist Proposes Global Warming Solution Everyone Should Love - By Noel Sheppard - Mark June 12, 2007, on your calendar, for on this day, a Canadian economist named Ross McKitrick proposed a carbon tax plan marvelously designed to make people on both sides of the anthropogenic global warming debate happy. Of course, it is quite unlikely that any American media will cover this compromise solution, for it calls the bluff of the climate change alarmists. Fortunately, we at NewsBusters are not so constrained to share facts with our readers. (06/12/07)

Call their tax - Why not tie carbon taxes to actual levels of warming? Both skeptics and alarmists should expect their wishes to be answered. - Ross McKitrick, Financial Post - After much effort, G8 leaders last week agreed to "stabilize greenhouse-gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system." This is the same wording as in Article Two of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, signed in 1992. In other words, after months of negotiations, world leaders agreed on a text they had already ratified 15 years earlier. (06/12/07)

Rolling Stone Finding Enviroleft Hard to Please - By Matthew Sheffield - Since the left has, in Alexander Cockburn's words, become "entranced by the allure of weather as revolutionary agent" comparisons between liberal globalwarmingism and socialism are becoming increasingly apt. One of those comparisons comes on the question of income inequality and environmental correctness. No radical leftist can tell you just how far the government should go to "fix" this "problem." They won't be satisfied unless there is a mass redistribution which is why attempts to placate them on this account are fruitless. It's the paradox of the moderate. When you accept the premise of the extreme, you are often bound to their results. The same paradox has come around and bit Rolling Stone magazine in the butt recently as its efforts to become more environmentally correct simply aren't working: (06/12/07)

Dizzy Daryl is back in the news; Blond enviro-actress Daryl Hannah you may remember caused a ruckus in Los Angeles when she was arrested for sitting in a tree in protest as a land owner atempted to evict swuatters that were farming on his land. And more recently there was this. Well, she is cute...
Hannah asks media to 'join us' on crusade against global warming - Daryl Hannah says it's time for the mainstream media to get on board in the battle against global warming. The star of such movies as Splash and Kill Bill, a well-known environmentalist, took part yesterday in a panel discussion on environmental responsibility in the media at the Banff World Television Festival. (06/12/07)

Win Microsoft gaming apprenticeship: Create global warming game - They say that to really know a man (or woman), you have to see how s/he plays a game. So we must truly be very socially aware when even our gaming habits reflect environmental consciousness. Microsoft have teamed up with Games for Change, a company which provides resources and support for organisations and individuals using digital games for social change, and the result: a green game competition. (06/12/07)

More Dissent on Global Warming - By Kevin Shapiro -
Though the fear of man-made global warming has come to dominate our cultural discourse, the science behind the scare is looking increasingly uncertain. David Evans is representative of scientists who have become disillusioned with the theory that industrial carbon dioxide emissions are the root cause of global warming: as he points out, the computer models don't seem to fit the data, while at the same time evidence is mounting in favor of alternative hypotheses, like the idea that climate change may be caused in large part by fluctuations in solar radiation. A series of articles by Lawrence Solomon, who has profiled prominent climate-change dissenters, demonstrates that Evans is hardly alone-and calls into question the often-parroted assertion that there is some sort of scientific "consensus" on the issue (whatever that might mean). (06/11/07)

How Much is it Worth to Slow Global Warming? - When you get down to it, addressing the entire economy to adjust to lowering of greenhouse gases and reducing technological production environmental impact to help mitigate global warming will take some actual monetary cost. So-what are humans willing to pay for that, what is it worth right now? "The reality, top climate economists say, is that cutting U.S. emissions sufficiently to hold greenhouse gas concentrations at near-current levels could soon cost the United States twice as much per year as it is now spending on the war in Iraq." (06/11/07)

Denver's global warming plan gets some heat - By Stuart Steers - People around the country accused Denver of embracing a "crackpot" scheme to fight global warming Monday, after the city's plan drew widespread attention on the Internet. (06/11/07)

The Woes of Kilimanjaro: Don't Blame Global Warming - Two scientists writing in a new magazine article say that global warming has nothing to do with the decline of ice atop Mount Kilimanjaro, and using the mountain in northern Tanzania as a "poster child" for climate change is simply inaccurate. - Newswise -- The "snows" of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro inspired the title of an iconic American short story, but now its dwindling icecap is being cited as proof for human-induced global warming. However, two researchers writing in the July-August edition of American Scientist magazine say global warming has nothing to do with the decline of Kilimanjaro's ice, and using the mountain in northern Tanzania as a "poster child" for climate change is simply inaccurate. (06/11/07)

One of the best articles in a long time!
Next for the Nanny State: The American Wall? - By David Karki - Most of us remember well that night in November 1989, when East and West Germans danced upon the Berlin Wall as the Iron Curtain finally fell and communist tyranny's grip on eastern Europe was broken. The flags of the former Soviet Union and its satellite nations became quaint collector's items. What used to be most frightening turned into tourist attractions. Communism was thought by many to be a relic, saved for history books and museums, certainly never to be seen in real life again. Some even thought "the end of history" was nigh at hand. (06/11/07)

Climate alarmists lose another piece of evidence - By Dennis T. Avery - Don't look now, but another big chunk of the "evidence" for man-made global warming suddenly disappeared. Poof! Researchers just reported that the world's most recent case of "abrupt climate change"-which occurred a mere 12,000 years ago-was probably due to a comet strike, not to "climate sensitivity." (06/11/07)

Our uncertain friend Professor Wunsch is back in the news...
No Easy Answers for Global Warming, MIT Professor Says - Carl Wunsch, professor of physical oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told CNBC's "Squawk Box" that the debate about global warming can point out risks, but assertions of impending catastrophe can't be proven with mathematical certainty. (06/11/07)

Controversial Author on Global Warming on Houston Business Show - Houston -- Chris Horner, the controversial author of the Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming will be a guest on the popular Houston Business Show (Monday at 1 PM on CNN 650 and 24/7 at (06/11/07)

Adventures in Global Warming - By Terry Easton - Once upon a time there was a very mean witch who lived in a sunny and prosperous country which she called Amerika (I don't know why she always spelled it with a 'k', but that's another story...) She was very angry and very depressed because the vast majority of the citizens of this fair country seemed to be quite happy. And happy is to a wicked witch what oil is to water. (Two other favourite topics we'll return to at a later time...) (06/11/07)

Government promotes dumb terminals to cut global warming - By Chris Mellor, Techworld - The government is launching a Green Shift taskforce to move people away from PCs and towards dumb terminals with a broadband link to a network of green datacentres. If implemented, the move would cut Microsoft's Windows Vista and Office sales drastically. (06/11/07)

Global Warming Has Its Comedic Dividends As Well As Its Financial Returns - Climate change got off on the wrong foot in 1974, when TIME magazines cover pronounced the coming of "Another Ice Age," somewhat prematurely, it turned out. Now, the same TIME magazine is warning us that the old globe is on the verge of burning up, but no one giggles. Instead, the media and the activists march along with the serene confidence of a religious cult, convinced that the world is in imminent danger and only they can save it. Besides, like any great public spectacle, the Global Warming has its comedic dividends as well as its financial returns.Why are rising temperatures a threat, anyway? (06/11/07)

Confessions of a global warming heretic - Christine Whitaker - Television and newspapers are filled with warnings about the dire consequences of global warming. For instance, in each of two recent consecutive issues of the Leader-Post (June 5 and 6), there were three stories related to this subject. We are told that, over the next 30 years or so, our climate will become so extreme that we will either fry in the intense heat or drown in the floods. (06/11/07)

Global Warming vs. Terrorist Attacks: Red Nation, Blue Nation - By Michael Barone - Listening to the recent debates among the candidates, monitoring their Websites and reading the poll numbers, one gets the impression that the Republican and Democratic primary electorates are living in two different nations -- or the same nation that faces two very different threats. The Republicans want to protect us against terrorists. The Democrats want to protect us against climate change. Each side believes the other's fears are largely imaginary. Rush Limbaugh regularly treats global warming theories as a "hoax." (06/11/07)

"Miss World" Pulls off a Climate-Change Coup Print Mail - By Kevin A. Hassett - Imagine that after years of dating, you finally decide to ask your girlfriend the big question. You purchase a pricey engagement ring and find the perfect romantic spot. Down on one knee you ask her to marry you. She responds, "I will seriously consider it." Would you celebrate? Judging from their actions at the G-8 summit, a European would. President George W. Bush just agreed to "consider seriously" cutting greenhouse-gas emissions in half by 2050. A cynic might view this maneuver as one more diplomatic ploy by the U.S. to kick the can down the road and avoid a real commitment to do anything about global warming. (06/11/07)

A bitter harvest - Stick to the facts long enough, and the mad crowd will some day come back to you, eating genetically-modified humble pie. No, I'm not talking again about today's warming mad crowd, the warming cultists so sure they'll fry or drown. (06/11/07)

Top scientist says biofuels are scam - Jonathan Leake and Steven Swinford - THE government's policy of promoting biofuels for transport will come under harsh attack this week from one of its senior science advisers. Roland Clift will tell a seminar of the Royal Academy of Engineering that the plan to promote bioethanol and biodiesel produced from plants is a "scam". (06/10/07)

A convenient untruth: how Green tyranny turns up the heat - By Gerald Warner - Join Gerald Warner for a live, one-hour discussion from 8pm BST tonight. Add your views and questions in the comments section below and watch for Gerald's responses. Join in the debate now. 'THERE is very important climatic change going on right now, and it's not merely something of academic interest. It is something that, if it continues, will affect the whole human occupation of the earth - like a billion people starving. The effects are already showing up in a rather drastic way." Wow! Scary, or what? Well, actually, not very. (06/10/07)

The Nation Slams Global Warming Alarmists Again: "Dissidents Against Dogma" - By Noel Sheppard - Alexander Cockburn is certainly on a mission, albeit one that is shocking the folks at The Nation are tolerating. After all, in his current article posted at both The Nation and Counterpunch, Cockburn indirectly castigated his own readers as he accused the left of having "been swept along, entranced by the allure of weather as revolutionary agent, naïvely conceiving of global warming as a crisis that will force radical social changes on capitalism by the weight of the global emergency." Powerful stuff to publish in one of the most liberal magazines in the country, wouldn't you agree? (06/10/07)

Got a Minute... with Bob Caldwell - By Jonathan Rich, Times-News Staff Writer - Global warming has been occurring for 20,000 years. Everything in nature is cyclic. What goes around comes around. Yes, we are in a global warming period, but how much of it we have mitigated has yet to be proven. Everything in nature is in a constant state of change and yes, we will probably gain three or four degrees over the next thousand years, but the ocean is not going to flood Yellowstone Park and palm trees are not going to start growing on the top of Mt. Mitchell. (06/10/07)

Sanders is wrong: Cause of warming unknown - Even though I am proud of Sen. Bernard Sanders, I fear his new office may have made him out of touch with the state of climate science related to global warming. His position on global warming is, "In my view, the debate about global warming is over. The International Panel on Climate Change, consisting of over 2,000 scientists from over 100 countries, has reached a unanimous conclusion that global warming is real, and concluded with 90 percent certainty that global warming is man-made." The debate about global warming is not over. The "unanimous conclusion" of the IPCC is as scientific as the unanimous belief once held regarding the sun revolving around the Earth. (06/10/07)

Global Warming Hype - By Leon J. Hull - The global warming movement driven by its leading proponents, Al Gore and David Suzuki, appears to have deceived, through scare tactics, the majority with their "Save the Planet" mantra. Neither of these individuals has any expertise in Climatology but they are both touted as experts in this field by many in the media. (06/10/07)

A convenient untruth: how Green tyranny turns up the heat - GERALD WARNER - THERE is very important climatic change going on right now, and it's not merely something of academic interest. It is something that, if it continues, will affect the whole human occupation of the earth - like a billion people starving. The effects are already showing up in a rather drastic way." Wow! Scary, or what? (06/10/07)

Smoke And Mirrors - Efforts to curb world climate change will get nowhere until China and India fall in line - By ERIC MARGOLIS - Who would have thought weather, that most banal of subjects, would become intensely politicized and a subject of furious debate? World leaders grandstanding at the G-8 summit in a heavily guarded German Baltic resort spent much of their time trying to hammer out agreement on how to deal with global warming. They pretty much failed, papering over deep differences with the usual post-summit platitudes. (06/10/07)

Getting all hot and bothered about global warming -
The stuff that causes global warming can, in a rather crude manner, prevent it
- Rod Liddle - India is not experiencing global warming, apparently - indeed, its winters are getting slightly cooler by the year. The reason is that the country uses lots of fossil fuels and the resultant black carbon and sulphur smog prevents a whole bunch of sunlight reaching the ground. In other words the stuff that causes global warming can also, in a rather crude manner, prevent it. (06/10/07)

Theology Professor Says Global Warming Isn't All Bad -- A theology professor who speaks for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation says global warming isn't all bad. In a speech at the Family Research Council, Knox Theological Seminary Professor Calvin Beisner noted that carbon dioxide emissions blamed for global warming also enhance plant growth, which will help feed the world's poor. (06/10/07)

Dissidents Against Dogma - By ALEXANDER COCKBURN - We should never be more vigilant than at the moment a new dogma is being installed. The claque endorsing what is now dignified as "the mainstream theory" of global warming stretches all the way from radical greens through Al Gore to George W. Bush, who signed on at the end of May. The left has been swept along, entranced by the allure of weather as revolutionary agent, naïvely conceiving of global warming as a crisis that will force radical social changes on capitalism by the weight of the global emergency. Amid the collapse of genuinely radical politics, they have seen it as the alarm clock prompting a new Great New Spiritual Awakening. (06/09/07)

Global warming? Not for nude U.K. bicyclists : Environmentalists call attention to climate crisis with unclothed bike ride - BRIGHTON, England - With strategically placed helmets and slogans painted on bare skin, scores of people shed their clothes and rode through this seaside resort on their bicycles Saturday to promote cycling as an environmentally friendly mode of transport. (06/09/07)

More of the same...
Consumerism blamed for global warming - Bangalore: Technology promotes consumerism rather than environment preservation, said H.C. Sharatchandra, Chairman, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board. He was speaking after inaugurating the second international conference on "Towards a greener era: interdisciplinary approaches", organised by the Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences and the Organisation for Studies in Literature and Environment - India, here on Friday. (06/09/07)

Solving Global Warming With Free Market Gas Prices - By Thomas E. Brewton - New greenhouse-gas regulations will impinge upon personal freedom and distort the economy. Rising hysteria about the alleged greenhouse-gas role in global warming will predictably bring about a new miasma of self-contradictory and harmful regulations. Socialism, the secular religion of liberals and Progressives, preaches that only intellectual councils, led by Al Gore, are smart enough to see clearly how everyone else must behave and to impose the necessary regulations. Universal, bitter experience demonstrates, however, that regulatory agencies cannot possibly foresee all the effects of their actions. (06/09/07)

If you don't think Capitalism is under attack, read this!
A New War on the Planet? - By John Bellamy Foster - During the last year the global warming debate has reached a turning point. Due to the media hype surrounding Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth, followed by a new assessment by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the climate skeptics have suffered a major defeat. Suddenly the media and the public are awakening to what the scientific consensus has been saying for two decades on human-induced climate change and the dangers it poses to the future of life on earth. Proposed solutions to global warming are popping up everywhere, from the current biofuels panacea to geoengineering solutions such as pumping sulfur particles into the stratosphere to shade the earth from the sun to claims that a market in carbon dioxide emissions is the invisible hand that will save the world. "Let's quit the debate about whether greenhouse gases are caused by mankind or by natural causes," President Bush said in a hastily organized retreat. "Let's just focus on technologies that deal with the issue." (06/09/07)

From The Drudge Report
Denver Sees Coldest June Morning In Over 50 Years - Pueblo Also Sets New Record Low - By Weather Producer/Meteorologist Chris Spears - DENVER -- Did you have frost on your windows this morning? It felt more like March or early April along the Front Range. The temperature at Denver International Airport fell to 31 degrees at 5:44 a.m. Friday, setting a new record low for the date. (06/08/07)

also from Drudge...
9 of 12 warmest years for Denver occurred before 1955... (06/08/07)

Sod Story - By John McCaslin - We turn to Mr. Clinton's appearance last month at the Potomac School in Northern Virginia. As first reported by Brian Trompeter of the Sun Gazette Newspapers, the former president spoke for more than an hour on topics that, in the spirit of his former Vice President Al Gore, included climate change. America must engage in "relentless home improvement," Mr. Clinton told the students, explaining that the environment will improve with more nergy-efficient houses and products. (06/08/07)

It's Not Easy Pleasing Greens : Do environmentalists oppose pollution or capitalism? - BY COLLIN LEVY - If you want to understand something about the changing nature of environmental politics, have a look at a group of New Jersey nuns. The Sisters of St. Dominic, who generate their own solar energy to reduce their carbon footprint, also own stock in ExxonMobil. In May, they led a shareholder movement to require the global oil giant to figure out how to reduce its own greenhouse impact by September. (06/08/07)

Moonbeam is back!
Calif. Attorney General Brown Challenges Presidential Candidates To Support Global Warming Fight - By: Office of the AG - California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today called on the nation's presidential candidates to support the right of states to curb tailpipe greenhouse gas emission to fight global warming. (06/08/07)

Whether Vanes - Climate Change: The NASA administrator who strayed from the true path on global warming has recanted his skepticism. Is the debate really over, or are those who question warming orthodoxy. In a moment of candor that must have had Al Gore grasping for the antacid, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin on May 30 told National Public Radio listeners he wasn't sure that global warming was really a problem or that man could or should do much about it. "I have no doubt that . . . a trend of global warming exists," he said. "I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with. (06/08/07)

Satire right? Nope!
Global Warming Key Factor in Increase of Cat Population : Increasing temperatures across country major factor as cat populations rise at alarming rates - KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- These days cats outnumber dogs by 13.5 million and that number is growing. Today more than ever, animal shelters across the United States are reporting sky-rocketing influxes of cats and kittens being brought into their agencies. Many believe global warming is extending cat breeding seasons and causing the cat population to swell. According to Kathy Warnick, president of Pets Across America -- the largest umbrella organization for animal shelters serving more than 130 million people, global warming is thought to be a contributing factor to the dramatic increase of stray, owned, and feral cats. (06/08/07)

And from the denialist blog...
Hurricanes and Global Warming - I am worried however, that in classic denialist fashion, the anti-GW cranks will latch onto this and say, "See! You're wrong! You don't know anything!" when it was clear to me that this connection has always been somewhat tentative (and still not completely ruled out). The science of global warming is clearly not dependent on this result, but some people who were raising alarms with the suggestion of a link will likely be used to further disparage the science. (06/08/07) Ok, what the hell...See! You're wrong! You don't know anything!

Global Warming Tied To Untreated Schizophrenia - In a connection heretofore overlooked by the world's top scientists, an article published in _Science_ today makes the case for a very strong correlation between people with schizophrenia who do not take anti-psychotics and the melting of the polar ice-caps. (06/08/07)

Kyoto and G8: Day Late and a Euro Short - By Marc Sheppard - Later this year, China will overtake the United States as the world's leading emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG). At that time, much of the pressure to accept egregious UN-based Kyoto-style protocols will shift eastward from Washington to Beijing. (06/08/07)

Religion inserted into global warming talks - By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau - WASHINGTON -- Religious leaders representing several denominations prodded senators on Thursday to address global warming to protect the poor and God's creation, though a Southern Baptist Convention official warned against using biblical text to pursue a political agenda. (06/08/07)

Global Warming: Irrational Assumptions and Speculation as Dogma - After reading and re-reading R. Glenn Hubbard's "Capitalism Against Climate Change" (editorial page, May 31), I think a more honest title would have been "How to Profit from a Climate of Fear." The Journal and Mr. Hubbard both could be said to be concerned with economics, and so his opinion piece is quite at home here. Your readers and I presumably wish to invest and profit from investment opportunities as well. (06/08/07)

KEAN: NEW JERSEY SHOULD REJECT WEAK GLOBAL WARMING BILL - Senator Thomas H. Kean (R-Essex/Union/Morris/Somerset) announced that he will introduce legislation to urge the Congress not to pass legislation presently under consideration that would preempt states such as New Jersey from enacting strong laws to combat global climate change. (06/08/07)

GLOBAL WARMING (A): PART 32--NEXT ADDED 100 MILLION AMERICANS - Frosty Wooldridge - Part 32: A-Global warming - We could sit back in the old Lazy Boy lounger; press the remote, drink a beer and watch as the next added 100 million Americans pile up on our shores by 2040. We may think that 33 years extends so far into the future that it's not important to take action today. Ah shucks, 100 million more Americans won't be any different than the last added 106 million added since 1964! Since we now house 300 million, what's the problem with another adding 100 million people? (06/08/07)

GLOBAL WARMING (B): PART 33--NEXT ADDED 100 MILLION AMERICANS - Frosty Wooldridge - Part 33: B-Global warming via tipping points - You may argue, rant and become indignant about whether or not global warming manifests across the globe, but it won't do you any good if what the scientists tell us, is, in fact, true. However, if you think the next added 100 million Americans as well as the next 2.1 billion people added to the planet by 2040 aren't having an effect on, or there is no such thing as global warming, forget the second part of this portion and wait until next week for "Part 8" on food production in America. (06/08/07)

UT PROFESSOR: MORE HURRICANES ONLY PARTLY TIED TO GLOBAL WARMING - A University of Texas professor and researcher says we could see more major hurricanes in the near future, but global warming may not be the only cause. (06/08/07)

G-8 Precipice : It's a different world. - By Victor Davis Hanson - The fitting geological metaphor for the so-called G-8 meeting in Germany is not a summit, but a precipice - as the world's leaders scramble around to grab something before one of them falls into the abyss. (06/08/07)

Bible-Backed Christians Debate Global Warming Before Senate - By Michelle Vu - WASHINGTON - Evangelical, mainline and the Catholic traditions were all citing scriptures from the same Bible as support for their stance on global warming, yet they still remained intensely divided over the issue as they shared their views before a U.S. senate committee on Thursday. (06/08/07)

Movie Star Daryl Hannah to Sue Chevron - U.S. actress Daryl Hannah said she planned to meet with Ecuador's president on Tuesday to discuss a lawsuit by Indians and settlers against Chevron Corp., a day after she trudged through the jungle to visit the polluted site, PlanetSave reported. (06/07/07)

15-Year-Old Byrnes Outsmarts NASA's Global Warming Alarmist James Hansen - By Noel Sheppard - On May 18, NewsBusters introduced you to Kristen Byrnes, the fabulous fifteen-year-old from Maine who had torn apart many of the myths purported by the Global Warmingist-in-Chief, soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore, in his schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth." Now, the Precocious Ponderer from Portland is taking on the scientist that Gore relied on for much of his misinformation, James Hansen of NASA. In her recent report entitled "Houston, We Have a Problem," Byrnes identified a serious concern with this so-called scientist that many anthropogenic global warming skeptics have been addressing for years: James Hansen seems to have a busy life for someone from Iowa. But the real question seems to be is whether or not Hansen is too busy to realize what he is actually saying to the pubic. As Hansen attempts to seduce, exaggerate, and alarm the public, some people (like me) attempt to inform the public of the reality of global warming, its impacts, and now, the truth behind James Hansen. (06/07/07)

G-8 Statement Regarding Climate Change: Will Media Use It to Bash Bush? - By Noel Sheppard - For those that have been following the G-8 summit in Germany, a formal declaration from the group has just been released: Since we met in Gleneagles, science has more clearly demonstrated that climate change is a long term challenge that has the potential to seriously damage our natural environment and the global economy. We firmly agree that resolute and concerted international action is urgently needed in order to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy security. (06/07/07)

Global Warming CO2 Curbs Could Cripple Airline Industry and Cost Thousands of Jobs - By Noel Sheppard - Here's an inconvenient truth the media aren't likely to share with citizens as they continue to spread global warming alarmism: schemes currently being debated to reduce CO2 emissions likely will destroy the airline industry while diminishing new job creation. (06/07/07)

Global warming hype - Letters Jun 06, 2007 - Re. 'Global warming very real,' - May we step back for a moment, take a breath (no pun intended), and have a second look at the problem at hand? (06/06/07)

The Greenwashing Of America - By Philip Mattera - In the business world these days, it appears that just about everything is for sale. Multibillion-dollar deals are commonplace, and even venerable institutions such as the Wall Street Journal find themselves put into play. Yet companies are not the only things being acquired. This may turn out to be the year that big business bought a substantial part of the environmental movement. (06/06/07)

Controversial weather satellites: Scientists say if reduced, we'll ignore global warming? - By William Atkins - Many articles are discussing the issue of cutting back on U.S. efforts to launch a next-generation series of weather satellites to save money in a project already full of cost overruns and technical glitches. In controversy is the program called the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System. (06/06/07)

West using global warming as weapon against us, says CM - Gandhinagar, June 5: WITH the western world conspiring to contain India's development by using global warming as a discriminatory tool, people need to become aware of their responsibility toward environment. These were the thoughts expressed by Chief Minister Narendra Modi here, while speaking at a World Environment Day programme. (06/06/07)

Cooling the climate hype - Terry McCrann - MALCOLM Turnbull made some utterly basic but absolutely important points about climate change policy on the ABC's Insiders on Sunday. Just as importantly, the Environment and Water Resources Minister made them calmly and lucidly, slicing through a rising tide of hysteria. Coincidentally, this hysteria had been projected in a newspaper the day before - a digitalised front page picture of waves lapping at the mouth entrance of Luna Park. (06/06/07)

Warming: U.S. can't fall for cap-and-trade risks - By SALLY McNAMARA and BEN LIEBERMAN - At the forthcoming Group of Eight summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, America will face intense pressure to agree to a post-Kyoto deal on climate change that includes far-reaching mandatory targets to cut carbon emissions. G-8 President and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has endorsed increasing pressure on the Bush administration to reverse its current environmental policies, despite the United States' superior performance in emissions reduction so far. (06/05/07)

The Latest Global Warming Lecturer: Akon - Akon, a talented hip-hop performer, is one of Al Gore's hand-picked headliners at the U.S. "Live Earth" concert to raise awareness about global warming. (What? There's global warming? Huh. Wasn't aware.) (06/05/07)

Reuters: 'Global Warming May Be Good For Greenland' - By Noel Sheppard - For the second time in four days - oddly occurring coincident with a G-8 summit being held in Germany to address climate change - a major news organization has published an article extolling the benefits of global warming. In fact, Reuters not only followed the Associated Press' lead as reported by NewsBusters Monday, but did them one better. In a piece entitled "Global Warming May Be Good For Greenland," writer Wojciech Moskwa made this stunning revelation early and often: (06/05/07)

My temper is rising. Must be global warming... - The climate debate is reaching a crisis. When I hear the words "global warming", my temperature rises to the point where I want to reach for a gun. Back in 1976 BCCC (Before Catastrophic Climate Change), Peter Cook and Dudley Moore did a Derek and Clive sketch called Cancer, tut-tutting over everything as a symptom of the big C. "I heard that George Stit had moved away from the Willesden area and gone up round Chadwell Heath." "Cancer?" "Yeah." "Tch, Christ. You remember the Nolan twins? ... They've taken up darts." "Cancer?" "Yep." "Tch." If they were around to remake that sketch in AD (Anno Doom-ini) 2007 it might be called Global Warming. (06/05/07)

Professor claims global warming is a gift from God - WASHINGTON (AP) - A theology professor who speaks for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation says global warming isn't all bad. In a speech last week at the Family Research Council, Knox Theological Seminary Professor Calvin Beisner noted that carbon dioxide emissions blamed for global warming also enhance plant growth, which will help feed the world's poor. (06/05/07)

Arnold Can't Give Us 'Green' Cement - By California State Senator Tom McClintock - GOV. Arnold Schwarzenegger has staked his administration upon two signature issues: his international leadership to reduce greenhouse gases and his promise to construct new highways, dams, levees, aqueducts and other public works. In April "the green governor" toured the globe to tout his greenhouse-gas bill (AB 32) that requires a 25 percent reduction in carbon dioxide by 2020, making it the most restrictive emissions law in the country. More recently, the governor toured California to tout his public-works renaissance that requires $40 billion in taxpayer-financed bonds, making it the biggest borrowing binge in the country. (06/04/07)

Global warming debate still will be heated in 2207 - PETER BRONSON - According to a press release from something called Earthjustice, "Scientific evidence of global warming has continued to mount - so much so that the scientific debate is over." But according to something called Earthreality, "Sayin' don't make it so." I'll bet some beachfront property in Arizona that the debate will still be going strong 200 years from now. It will sound like this: Theology professors in 2207 will argue that global warming was a secular religion. It had its own pope, Al Gore, a video Bible called "An Inconvenient Truth," and dozens of Hollywood apostles who were fundamentalist, "turn or burn" evangelists. It had heretics ("deniers"), sinners (in SUVs) and saints (driving hybrids). It even had an elaborate system to buy indulgences by purchasing carbon credits, the same way the church once let sinners reserve a window table in heaven by tipping the priest at the door. (06/04/07)

Former German Chancellor Calls For End of Media Hysteria Over Global Warming - By Noel Sheppard - Most climate change watchers are aware that leaders from the eight most developed nations will be meeting in Germany this week to discuss, among other things, issues related to global warming. (06/04/07)

Meteorologist: 'Al Gore's Global Warming is the Biggest Myth of the Century' - By Noel Sheppard - I'm sure I'm speaking for millions of anthropogenic global warming skeptics when I say that virtually nothing brightens my day more than an article written by a climate expert exposing the Global Warmingist-in-Chief, soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore, as nothing more than a snake oil selling charlatan. (06/04/07)

LETTERS | Causes of global warming? Hot air - Whoa, boy ... not so fast. - Regarding "Relying on the power of wind" (May 26, Business), Steve Everly writes, "The shifts come as concern grows about global warming, which is caused by carbon dioxide created by the burning of fossil fuels." The jury is still out whether carbon dioxide emissions cause global warming. There is furious scientific debate regarding this issue. It is not a foregone conclusion. Just because Al Gore says it's so doesn't make it a fact.

Al Gore: Shaman-in-chief? - letter to the editor: In what is an example of 'technology may evolve, but human nature stays the same', it finally hit me: the Global Warming alarmists have the same anti-scientific mentality of the natives looking to make sacrifices to the gods so the volcano doesn't erupt. In those not-so-ancient cultures, questioning the validity of the shaman's beliefs and prescriptions was heresy; today, the chief shaman is Al Gore, and to question the nature of warming is to invite ridicule and, increasingly, banishment from the village. (06/03/07)

Ho hum...
UN: YOUTH ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE CARBON FOOTPRINT: LAUNCH ON 5 JUNE AT U.N. - UNITED NATIONS -- This week over 600 pairs of shoes are being painted in five New York City schools. These vibrant and creative Art Miles Shoes of Hope will join hundreds of other shoes painted across the country at a display for World Environment Day at UN Headquarters, outdoor plaza in New York on 5 June 2007 at 12 PM. (06/03/07)

Aussie Govt's plans for carbon trading - SYDNEY, June 3 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister John Howard Sunday outlined government plans to install a carbon trading scheme during the next four years. Speaking at a meeting of his ruling Liberal Party's Federal Council, Howard said a national cap on carbon dioxide emissions and a trade system would be in place no later than 2012. (06/03/07)

Is the shoe on the other foot now?
India to resist Bush pressure on global warming - By Y.P. Rajesh - Reuters -- NEW DELHI, June 3 (Reuters) - India, one of the world's top polluters, will not accept equal responsibility to cut emissions and combat climate change despite U.S. President George W. Bush's proposal for a deal among top emitters, officials said on Sunday. Bush, under fire for resisting tough action on global warming, last week called on 15 influential countries -- led by the United States, China, Russia and India -- to agree by the end of 2008 on a long-term goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The issue is a key topic of discussion at this week's G8 summit in Germany, where Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to come under pressure from Bush and leaders of other developed nations to do more to curb emissions. "We are willing to work in partnership in this process to cut emissions but we cannot accept equal responsibility," said a top Indian foreign ministry official. (06/03/07)

MI6 Declassifies Documents on Bush's Changing Position on Global Warming - London, England - After six years of denial by the Bush's administration, handpicked scientists appointed to tow the official White House policy line that denied global warming ever existed, MI6 documents exposing how Bush changed his mind about global warming are declassified. (06/02/07)

When Will Media Report the Kyoto Carbon Con? - By Noel Sheppard - There's a huge financial scam being cynically perpetrated on the people of the world that, for the most part, American media are not reporting: the Kyoto Carbon Con. (06/02/07)

ABC Attacks NASA Skeptic with "Incensed" Scientists -
But "World News" segment left out liberal leanings of both scientists, and the reporter
- By Jeff Poor - Offer any skepticism of global warming and the media quickly line up experts to discredit you. That's exactly what happened on "World News with Charles Gibson" on May 31. Correspondent Bill Blakemore's report was about a "controversy" over recent skeptical remarks made on NPR by NASA administrator Dr. Michael Griffin. (06/02/07)

Global warming play leaves some hot under the collar - By Ann Bryant , Staff Writer - FARMINGTON - Expectations of hearing Mt. Blue Middle School band, orchestra and choir students perform Wednesday left some parents deeply disappointed and even angry with the performance of "Hurricane of Change," a Foothills Arts Center's production. The production was an examination of global warming involving adult and teenage actors, musicians and puppeteers, Foothills Arts Director Anne Geller said earlier this week. Students from the After-School Program did some work on the scripts and costumes, and the Mt. Blue Middle School band, orchestra and chorus, along with a community chorus, accompanied the actors. (06/02/07)

I think it's ironic that an article attempting to draw a comparison between the "fearmongering" of global warming alarmism, and the very real threat of Islamic terrorism, comes out today; the very same day that a terrorist plot against JFK Airport is foiled.
Terrorism, Global Warming and Fear - Commentary by Lawrence K. Samuels - If politicians do anything well, it is to fan the flames of Chicken Little hysteria. They have an innate talent for scaring neurotic people who are prone to believe whatever government tells them about potential threats. Neither side of the political spectrum is above using propaganda to gain the upper hand in the cutthroat battle for public consciousness and votes. (06/02/07)

Iran, North Korea pose more of a risk than global warming -'s astounding that the leaders of the world's largest democracies (with the exception of Russia, of course) have persuaded themselves that climate change is the chief threat to peace and security in the world while every day brings us closer to a nuclear-armed North Korea and Iran. (06/02/07)

Are we supposed to be surprised?
Abuse and Incompetence in Fight Against Global Warming : Up to 20% of carbon savings in doubt as monitoring firms criticized by UN body - A Guardian investigation has found evidence of serious irregularities at the heart of the process the world is relying on to control global warming. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which is supposed to offset greenhouse gases emitted in the developed world by selling carbon credits from elsewhere, has been contaminated by gross incompetence, rule-breaking and possible fraud by companies in the developing world, according to UN paperwork, an unpublished expert report and alarming feedback from projects on the ground. One senior figure suggested there may be faults with up to 20% of the carbon credits - known as certified emissions reductions - already sold. Since these are used by European governments and corporations to justify increases in emissions, the effect is that in some cases malpractice at the CDM has added to the net amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. (06/02/07)

A Convenient Canard - By Peter B. Martin - Global warming will be a key feature on the agenda of the up-coming G-8 summit meeting in Germany and hot-headed Greens will be turning up the heat, chanting the gospel according to Al Gore. They will be arguing that the greenhouse effect (carbon dioxide) is due to irresponsible human activity, irrespective of the fact that measurements confirm that during the post-war period, when factories were functioning flat out, emitting enormous amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the planet actually cooled down and didn't begin to warm up until around 1975. (06/02/07)

Democrats berate president's global warming plan - Associated Press - WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats say President Bush's newest strategy to combat global warming is "shifting from denial to delay." (06/02/07)

Scare tactics down under; This is a truley pathetic article, even by alarmist standards.
The truth is downright dirty - By Juliette Hughes - A controversial documentary to be shown on the ABC says man-made climate change is a myth. It's time the deniers joined the real - ailing - world. IT'S June 2007 in Melbourne. Camellias are blooming six weeks early and there are too many houseflies. In the northern hemisphere they're filming starving polar bears swimming where they used to walk. May was unusually warm - the warmest May on record in Victoria - and the world this year experienced the warmest start to any year on record. (06/02/07)

NASA boss Michael Griffin on Global Warming - By William Atkins - National Pubic Radio (NPR) recently interviewed NASA Administrator Michael Griffin. He said, "I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with." In response, a barrage of criticisms is being levied against Griffin. Is it fair? Please read the NPR-Griffin story from called "NASA Chief Questions Urgency of Glogal Warming". Other such stories are also available for your consideration. I'd like to comment on Griffin's comments and the opinions generated from this story. (06/02/07)

Global warming and a carbon tax - Global warming is occurring; it has been doing so for more than 10,000 years. Glaciers melted without cars and coal-fired electric generators. Our oceans shall rise and the climate shall change, but why should we enable a new bureaucracy to give away our freedoms and increase taxes? Paying for carbon emissions gives rich folks a clear conscience so they do not have to defend high energy consumption or private jet use. Methane is not addressed in the editorial. The United Nations acknowledges that methane emissions from cows cause more global warming than cars. Nor does the editorial mention that each human emits hundreds of pounds of carbon dioxide per year. (06/02/07)

Chris Matthews Takes on "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!" Publisher - By Noel Sheppard - Better get those potables, combustibles, and sharp objects stowed, and stowed quickly, sports fans, for this one is destined to evoke uncontrollable fits of laughter. (06/02/07)

Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!
Publisher aims to teach kids right from left - A Torrance executive says he sees too many children's books with liberal views. His titles aim to tilt the shelves the other way. By Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer - Publishing executive Eric Jackson's first foray into children's books was a cartoon tale of two brothers and a lemonade stand. Hoping to earn money for a swing set, young Tommy and Lou squeeze lemons until their little hands ache. But they are thwarted by broccoli-pushing, camera-hogging, Jesus-hating liberals who pile on taxes and regulations and drive the boys out of business. The book, "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!," came out two years ago. Jackson said it sold nearly 30,000 copies, which in the publishing world made it a bona fide hit. That success reinforced Jackson's view that the nation's bookshelves had tilted way too far left and that a correction was in order. (06/01/07)

The Bored Whore of Kyoto - BY ALEXANDER ZAITCHIK - Nothing drove home Russia's place in the growing pollution-trading business better than what one carbon finance guy told me at a conference last month sponsored by Gazprom and the World Bank. We were on drink number three or four at the reception when he dropped the green pretense and came clean. "I don't know if climate change is caused by burning coal or sun flares or what," said the Moscow-based carbon cowboy. "And I don't really give a shit. Russia is the most energy inefficient country around, and carbon is the most volatile market ever. There's a lot of opportunity to make money." (06/01/07)

Oh brother...
Fox Goes Green - Rupert Murdoch's media empire, News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, has committed to going carbon neutral by 2010. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Rachel Webber, the director of News Corp's Global Energy Initiatives, about the new campaign. (06/01/07)

Dodd campaign highlights global warming - WASHINGTON, June 1 The campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., has created a TV spot in Iowa and New Hampshire highlighting environmental politics. A Dodd spokeswoman said the ad, which discusses Dodd's policies aimed at combating global warming, went up in the two states Thursday with a "moderate-sized" buy, The Hill reported Friday. The ad says Dodd's energy plan has been given the thumbs up by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J. This one is just plain assinine. First of all, even id Clinton and Obama dropped out Dodd has absolutely no chance of winning. Dodd has limited resources compared to the top tier candidates and he's wasting his campaign funds on this? LMAO! (06/01/07)

Bush's Moderation on Global Warming Won't Appease the Left - It's a part of the left's political agenda, but what do you think of President Bush's stance on that agenda, because it seems to me he's leaning toward this G8 summit and global warming, and so while you and me might not agree with the global warming agenda, does President Bush, do you think? (06/01/07)

New Report: Satellite Orbital Decay Accounts For Climate Models Inaccuracies - George McGinn, AHN Reporter - Washington, DC (AHN) - In a study to be published in the journal Science tomorrow, its authors claim the world is getting hotter, and unexpectedly wetter. And it is already drawing criticism. The results of the new study by Frank Wentz and his colleagues from the research company Remote Sensing Systems in Santa Rosa, Calif, challenges many of the world's most sophisticated climate models, which predict that worldwide rainfall will increase at a much slower rate than temperatures. AHN was unsuccessful at obtaining a copy of the report. However, according to reports from those who have read the study and other reports published on the same topic, Wentz's team looked over satellite data from the past 20 years to prove that as temperatures have risen, so has precipitation. (06/01/07)

The absurdity continues...
Coming soon: the global warming diet - By Helene Labriet-Gross - San Francisco - A soon-to-be-published weight-loss book helps dieters reduce not just their intake of calories, but the negative impact of their food consumption choices on the environment. In their new Global Warming Diet, American chef Laura Stec and climate change expert Eugene Cordero posit that it is not sufficient that a good meal be presentable and delectable - it must also be environmentally friendly. (06/01/07)

The G8 Summit: President Bush Must Stand Firm on Global Warming - by Sally McNamara and Ben Lieberman - At the forthcoming G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, America will face intense pressure to agree to a post-Kyoto deal on climate change that includes far-reaching mandatory targets to cut carbon emissions. G8 President and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has personally endorsed increasing pressure on the Bush Administration to reverse its current environmental policies, despite the United States' superior performance in emissions reduction so far. (06/01/07)

Pelosi says Bush "in denial" on warming - By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President George W. Bush's new global warming plan a "profound disappointment" on Friday and said she wants Congress to pass legislation this year to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Just returned from a European tour focused on climate change, Pelosi said Bush's strategy, announced on Thursday, "rehashed stale ideas" and made her question whether the president understands the urgency of global warming. The science is clear, and yet the president continues to be in denial," Pelosi said at a briefing. "Yes, he says now he believes that global warming is happening and he accepts the science that it is ... But if that were so, if he truly understood that, he could not have come up with a proposal that is 'aspirational'." (06/01/07)

GRAY: No link between increased hurricanes & global warming - BRIDGEOWN, Barbados, June 1, 2007 - Today is the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season and Professor Bill Gray says that global warming has no relevance on the increase in the number of hurricanes and storms he has predicted for this year. (06/01/07)

Global Insanity Over Global Warming : Climate Change - The Latest Governmental Folly - By Bob Webster - Contrary to the propaganda you've been fed by the IPCC, Al Gore, and the dominant media, greenhouse gases in general and carbon dioxide from fossil fuels in particular are not significant contributors to climate change. On the eve of a solar minimum that could usher in the coldest climate period since the Little Ice Age, an Associated Press story out of Washington, DC, begins: President Bush on Thursday urged 15 major nations to agree by the end of next year on a global emissions goal for reducing greenhouse gases. With the United States accused of dragging its feet on combatting climate change, Bush called for a meeting this fall of 15 countries identified as major emitters of greenhouse gases. This list would include the United States, China, India and major European countries. Of all the examples of recent imprudent government action, it would be hard to top Bush's call for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (ostensibly to reduce climate warming). If you've fallen for the message of the relentless media and political assault on sanity that the cult of "global warming" represent, then you're probably pleased that President Bush has finally joined the concerned mob who are convinced that our climate will return to "normal" if we just stop burning fossil fuels. If so, you'd be dead wrong ... just as dead wrong as is Bush. (06/01/07)




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