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Media Misrepresent Senators' Global Warming Trip to Greenland - By Noel Sheppard - As NewsBusters reported Monday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) was quoted in an Orange County Register article as saying about a recent trip by Senators to investigate Greenland's glaciers, "I think everyone who has seen this is changed." On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported: "There is absolutely no disagreement that the greenhouse gas emissions are adding to climate change and global warming," [Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Maryland)] said. "No one disagrees that it would be a healthy thing for our world to have less greenhouse gas." Sadly, neither of these articles chose to get opinions from the two Republican senators on the trip. If they had, another picture might have been presented... (07/31/07)

Climate Change: Globalist Hot Air? IV - by Jayme Evan - If there's one thing that true believers of anthropogenic global warming have in common is true devotion. You might say it has become a religion, the anointed leader, the Reverend Al Gore (07/31/07)

Global Warming is now being blamed for ice falling from the sky!
Terror from the skies - Global warming has engendered its own particular form of paranoia, and now there's a new warming-related danger to worry about - large chunks of ice plummeting out of a clear blue sky. (07/31/07)

TV CLIMATOLOGIST Heidi Cullen, host of 'Forecast Earth' on the Weather Channel.
photo: Erik S. Lesser for The New York Times

Weather Babe gets a fluff piece interview with the New York surprise here.
Into the Limelight, and the Politics of Global Warming - By CLAUDIA DREIFUS - Here's a few excerpts...
...It's been said to me that 9 times out of 10, the visual trumps what you say on television...
...It's often a challenge to make climate issues visual. When I first began, all we had was a little stock video of droughts in the Sahara with dead animal carcasses, and glaciers falling into the sea. We ran them over and over again...
... To me, global warming isn't a political issue, it's a scientific one. But a lot of people out there think you're being an advocate when you talk climate science...
Of course you're an advocate. That's really why you ruin B-roll of droughts in the Sahara, a desert, and glaciers falling into the sea over and over again.
Q: Rush Limbaugh accused you of Stalinism. Did you suggest that meteorologists who doubt global warming should be fired?
A: I didn't exactly say that. I was talking about the American Meteorological Society's seal of approval. I was saying the A.M.S. should test applicants on climate change as part of their certification process. They test on other aspects of weather science.
Actually, here is exactly what she said:

If a meteorologist has an AMS Seal of Approval, which is used to confer legitimacy to TV meteorologists, then meteorologists have a responsibility to truly educate themselves on the science of global warming. (One good resource if you don't have a lot of time is the Pew Center's Climate Change 101.) Meteorologists are among the few people trained in the sciences who are permitted regular access to our living rooms. And in that sense, they owe it to their audience to distinguish between solid, peer-reviewed science and junk political controversy. If a meteorologist can't speak to the fundamental science of climate change, then maybe the AMS shouldn't give them a Seal of Approval. Clearly, the AMS doesn't agree that global warming can be blamed on cyclical weather patterns. It's like allowing a meteorologist to go on-air and say that hurricanes rotate clockwise and tsunamis are caused by the weather. It's not a political's just an incorrect statement. (07/31/07)

The Cult of Global Warming - By Don Feder - Global warming has become the apocalyptic cult of the new millennium. None of the other jeremiahs, throughout the ages, can hold an end-of-the-world candle to ozone-layer mystics prophesying climate Armageddon. I just came across the ultimate Al Gore coffee table book, "The World Tomorrow: Scenarios of Global Catastrophe" by Yannick Monget. On the jacket, the author is described as "the founder and chief representative of the Ankaa Group, an organization dedicated to conceiving and developing ambitious projects for the environmental protection of Europe." If that weren't enough of a contribution to mankind, we are told Monget "has written several volumes of socially committed science fiction in France" - which didn't sell nearly as well as Gore's several volumes of socially committed science fiction, including "The Earth In Balance" and "The Assault on Reason." "The World Tomorrow" is a lavishly illustrated book that stunningly depicts ecological end-times in familiar settings. (07/31/07)

Watch for the coming flood of global warming litigation - By Stephen M. Bainbridge, The Examiner - Washington, D.C. -- Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that the climate change phenomenon commonly called "global warming" exists and is being caused, at least in part, by human activity. Who is responsible? The only sensible answer is, everybody. We all contribute to the release of greenhouse gasses, as did our ancestors going back at least to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. One would therefore think litigation is no more an appropriate response to global warming than litigation would be to any so-called "act of god." One would be wrong. Earlier this year, Texas trial lawyer Stephen Susman told the Dallas Morning News that "You're going to see some really serious exposure on the part of companies that are emitting CO2." He added, for good measure, that "I can't say for sure it's going to be as big as the tobacco settlements, but then again it may even be bigger." (07/31/07)

Cause of global warming is still undecided - By Dick Little - Global warming, which is often a subject here, is a difficult issue because of its complexity. It has been "politicized" and politics and science do not mix. In science, one and one equals two, but in politics one and one equals whatever makes you feel good. Most scientists approach issues with an open mind. They seek the truth regardless of where that truth can be found. There is no "liberal truth," or "conservative truth" in science. It's either right or it's wrong. When politicians glom onto science, science gets distorted because politicians are "spin masters," and real scientists seek to find the truth through such tools as research, calculations. (07/31/07)

Moonbeam update
Global Warming Target Shifts from Tailpipes to Roads
- By ROB DAVIS Voice Staff Writer - In the debate about how to fight global warming, a primary focus has been on ways to reduce carbon dioxide spewed from cars' tailpipes -- a major contributor to the greenhouse effect. But as the San Diego region looks to build new roads to accommodate a million more residents expected by 2030, state Attorney General Jerry Brown is trying to expand the fight. (07/31/07)

New Zealand Farmers Global Warming Heroes - Food miles is a false argument and instead of being blamed for New Zealand's high emissions New Zealand farmers should be recognised as global warming heroes, says Frank Brenmuhl of Federated Farmers of New Zealand. (07/31/07)

More green terror...
Environmentalists Push, but Home Depot Refuses to Drop Ads on Fox News - By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN - Activists are urging Home Depot, which recently unveiled an environmentally conscious marketing program, to withdraw advertising from Fox News, whose hosts and commentators dismiss global warming as liberal hysteria. But Home Depot is unswayed, and the environmentalists appear to be doing something they generally discourage: wasting energy. (07/30/07)

Today's Know-Nothings - By Gary Bauer - Consider global warming and the recent Live Earth concerts. Introducing Al Gore in New York, actor Leonardo DiCaprio claimed that "a consensus has emerged in our scientific community that global warming is... a crisis with truly global implications." In a statement about the event, Sen. Hillary Clinton cited the alleged source of the supposed crisis, saying, "The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming: We are causing the planet to warm, with potentially devastating consequences to ourselves and our children." Of course, the notion that there is scientific unanimity on global warming - not only about its existence and exigency but also the precise magnitude of the human impact - is hardly new. (07/30/07)

Water experts find Earth's warming, rainfall linked to sun - By Dennis T. Avery - A team of water experts says the pattern of droughts and floods in South Africa shows our global warming was triggered by the variability of the sun's irradiance rather than by human-emitted CO2. They say variations in South African rainfall patterns are keyed to periodic reversals of the sun's magnetic field - and to the constantly changing distance between the sun and the earth as both move through space. In South Africa, alternate 11-year sunspot cycles produce opposite rainfall results. One complete "double sun cycle" occurs every 20.8 years: the "first" cycle brings a big flood, followed by a small drought; the next brings a big drought, followed by a small flood. Lead author Will Alexander used the double sunspot cycle to publicly predict the end of major South African droughts in both 1995 and 2006. He notes that South African droughts have often been broken at 11-year intervals by severe floods associated with sunspot maxima - as in 1822, 1841, 1863, 1874 and 1885. The research summary appears in the June 2007 issue of the Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering. (07/30/07)

USAToday Reports More Bluster on Hurricanes, Global Warming - By Ken Shepherd - The 1800s wrought mass industrialization and technological marvels. Weather satellites, obviously, were not one of them. But that point didn't bear repeating until deep in Dan Vergano's July 30 article, "Study links more hurricanes, climate change." (07/30/07)

When fear (about everything) lurks around every corner
- By Dennis Byrne - I'm done. I'm alarmed out. Alarm numbness has set in. There's no escaping the alarms about our lives, nation, globe and universe. The number of alarms issued by experts, politicians and media has become, well, alarming. Everywhere we turn, we're greeted with more "alarming" news. NBC's evening news guy Brian Williams, for one, can't seem to get through a single show without once saying, "In alarming news, ..." (07/30/07)

Global cooler - By Bill Steigerwald - Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming by Bjorn Lomborg (Knopf) "Cool It" is not the first book Denmark's Bjorn Lomborg has written about global warming. Lomborg's heretical 2001 best-seller, "The Skeptical Environmentalist," drew a firestorm of nasty criticism and unveiled hatred from environmentalists and the global warming crowd because it said most of the bad effects of climate change have been grossly exaggerated. Named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2004, Lomborg -- a statistician by training -- believes global warming is occurring. But he also believes we should approach the problem rationally -- which means not wasting all our energy and resources today on global warming's long-run effects when there are more-pressing human-killing problems like malaria and malnutrition we should be addressing. (07/29/07)

In the eye of the storm over global warming - Lawrence Solomon - He's called the world's most famous hurricane expert, not because he likes to fly into hurricanes to experience them up close -- which he does -- but because of what he's learned from them, up there, buffeted by the fury of nature. William Gray has developed an intuitive sense when it comes to understanding the atmosphere in its infinite complexity. This intuition rooted in experience allowed him to pioneer the science of hurricane forecasting more than two decades ago, and subsequently to practice his craft with an unprecedented precision that he keeps refining year after year. He and his colleagues have now reached a 95% accuracy rate in predicting the number of major storms and hurricanes that will occur next season. Insurance companies set their premiums, and government emergency-preparedness authorities set their budgets, on the basis of his pioneering work. How has Dr. Gray adapted his methods of prediction in light of global warming, to maintain his accuracy rate? He hasn't. Dr. Gray views recent climate-change science as meaningless "mush," the product of simplistic computer models that crudely track a handful of factors and ignore the myriad others that influence the weather. (07/29/07)

PRO-CON: IS GLOBAL WARMING CAUSE FOR BRITISH FLOODING? - If the recent torrent of water was not bad enough, the surge of ignorant speculation as to its causes has added to the misery of the season. Numerous commentators and supposed "experts" have asserted that the flooding is proof of global warming. (07/28/07)

Global warming is nature's doing - By Frank Britton - IN the 1970s, some climatologists warned the world about global cooling. Now it's global warming. Then it was particulates in the air blocking the sun; now it's carbon dioxide forming a greenhouse effect. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is now presented as the most dangerous greenhouse gas in the Earth's atmosphere, the primary cause of global warming. Some even call it a pollutant. With my education in physics and chemistry, I'd like to shed some light on this issue. CO2 makes a very small contribution to the Earth's temperature. It is only 0.039 percent of the atmosphere. Nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor and argon comprise more than 99 percent of the atmosphere. Furthermore, carbon dioxide is not a particularly effective greenhouse gas. Out of the wide spectrum of radiation received from the sun, CO2 only absorbs energy from three very narrow levels. (07/28/07)

ACORE's Eckhart attempts to downplay e-mail threat.
Global Warming War: Is Threatening E-Mail Tip of the Iceberg? - By Noel Sheppard - The war over climate change got much hotter Friday, so much so that anthropogenic global warming skeptics who have claimed that there is a huge number of scientists staying silent about this issue to protect their careers may have been validated. As NewsBusters previously reported, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Stephen Johnson, was apprised by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) during a Senate hearing Thursday of a threatening e-mail message sent to a climate change analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. On Friday, the e-mail sender, Michael T. Eckhart, President of the American Council on Renewable Energy, responded by letter to Inhofe. Much of the letter's content was similar to what Eckhart's representative Tom Weirich sent me by e-mail Friday morning, and to what Eckhart e-mailed me himself Friday afternoon: PDF (07/28/07)

Serving Caterpillar at the Global Warming Table - By Tom Borelli - As global warming legislation heats up this summer, one of the more frightening developments for free-market and limited government advocates is the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) - a coalition of corporations and environmental activists. After years of adversarial and contentious relationships, some of the largest corporations are now collaborating with their former foes in pursuit of global warming regulations. The combination of financial, lobbying and grassroots advocacy represents a potentially overwhelming political force. Corporate support for global warming regulations may very well tip the lobbying balance in favor of laws that essentially gives the federal government the power to set energy prices at a great cost to our standard of living and liberty. (07/28/07)

Al Gore Gives More Reasons For Global Warming - Al Gore, whose award winning movie "In Inconvenient Half-Truth," brought the condition known as global warming into the forefront of everyday conversation, is expanding his list. Gore and his team of scientists have listed several other reasons and causes for controversial scientific phenomenon. (07/28/07)

Who is policing Carbon Cops? - By Michael Duffy - Imagine the scandal if ABC TV ran a series promoting a controversial point of view that was partly funded by an advocacy organisation. We'd never hear the end of it, would we? Well, it all depends on the point of view. This is what the ABC is doing with its Tuesday night prime-time series Carbon Cops. This is a politically correct version of a home makeover program, where the presenters turn up and tell you the planet is doomed unless you change your house and your lifestyle. Carbon Cops is produced in association with the ABC by FremantleMedia and December Films. December Films received $350,000 towards the series from Sustainability Victoria. This is a state government agency involved in advocacy and action, whose website claims: "Everything we do is dedicated to changing the way Victorians supply and use resources." (07/28/07)

Global Warming Foes Trade Barbs Over Threatening E-mail Message - By Noel Sheppard - Well, sports fans, the tale of the threatening global warming e-mail message took an interesting turn Friday morning when a representative from the American Council on Renewable Energy sent a message to yours truly containing a response from ACORE President Michael T. Eckhart. As NewsBusters reported here and here, Eckhart sent the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Dr. Marlo Lewis an e-mail message on July 13 threatening to ruin his career as a result of their differences over whether man is responsible for warming the planet. (07/27/07)

It must have been a slow day for Soros-funded Media Matters. Bill O'Rielly had the day off so they found the following article in the Washington Post. Obviously, they realize Fred Thompson is gaining traction among Republicans. His common sense approach to government is why I've been supporting his candidacy since January of this year. This is just another example.
Wash. Post's Solomon uncritically quoted Thompson "mocking global warming" - In a July 27 Washington Post article on presumptive Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson displaying his "conservative credentials" through his online writings, staff writer John Solomon wrote, "Thompson seems to have taken particular pleasure in mocking global warming" in commentaries he posted on National Review Online (NRO). Solomon quoted Thompson's March 22 NRO entry, which said, "It seems scientists have noticed recently that quite a few planets in our solar system seem to be heating up a bit, including Pluto," and continued, "This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists who run their air-conditioning at 60 degrees and refuse to recycle." But missing from Solomon's report was any indication that Thompson's claim -- that warming on other planets is evidence that warming on Earth is the result of natural circumstances, and not largely caused by humans -- is one, according to a scientist interviewed in National Geographic about the theory, that is "completely at odds with the mainstream scientific opinion." (07/27/07)

New View of Global Warming: Hoax or Herding? - Bob Prechter discussed how social herding seems to be leading to social hysteria over global warming in his June Elliott Wave Theorist. That article brought cries of outrage from some readers. As he puts it in his July Theorist: "Because my interest lay in the herding phenomenon, I gave short shrift to the scientific case for man-made global warming...." Bob goes on to revisit his discussion to clear up any misconceptions. If you care about global warming - one way or the other - you will be interested to read his explanation of why mass fears often prove to be unfounded. (07/27/07)

Another Gore Miracle: Turning the Gulf of Mexico Green - By Fulton Lewis - Now, we discover that, thanks to increased ethanol production, something else is turning "Green" -- the Gulf of Mexico. A huge 8,543-square-mile dead zone, roughly the size of New Jersey, is growing off the coast of Mississippi and Louisiana. It is the result of a huge algae growth, fueled by nutrients flushed from the farmlands in the Midwest watershed.
These feed enormous soupy green algae blooms that suck oxygen from the water, suffocating any fish, shrimp or mollusks that become trapped in that area. As the algae die, the mass of cells sink to the seafloor, bacteria break down the organic matter consuming most of the oxygen at that level which, in turn, suffocates sea stars, corals, snails and other shellfish. What has caused this sudden ecological catastrophe? The culprit is believed to be the sharp increase in ethanol production in the Midwest -- 19% more corn in 2007 than in 2006. (07/27/07)

China exporting pollution: Made-in-China massive air pollution ignored by global warming gurus Al Gore & Maurice Strong - By Judi McLeod - You'll never hear this from global warming guru Al Gore and Canadian sidekick Maurice Strong: Massive dust plumes from China fouling air breathed in North America, are causing dramatic changes in climate. China, in the proverbial doghouse for exporting tainted food for humans and pets, is also sending pollution of nightmare proportions through the air that we breathe. (07/27/07)

The terrorism of politics - Classically Liberal - Apparently global warming is cholera and nuclear power is the plague. Of course, the Left never uses hyperbole. Just ask them. (07/27/07)

Soggy excuse for global warming - By Andrew Bolt - HOW handy global warming is for the battling politician. Take Britain's new and nervous Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. He's got thousands of British houses now drowning in flood water, with soggy citizens ready to make someone pay. These furious voters could, for instance, ask their politicians why they let so many houses be built on old flood plains. They might demand to know why the country's Environment Agency was so slack in maintaining flood defences. And they certainly are bitching about the Government's slow rescue efforts. So how does Brown escape? He blames global warming: "Obviously, like every advanced industrial country, we're coming to terms with some of the issues surrounding climate change." Brilliant! From potential scapegoat to noble prophet. (07/27/07)

Analogy based in stupidity, and maybe some Guinness...
Time, tide - and global warming, wait for no man - It is a warm, sunny day. My two young children (I am pregnant with the third) are playing on a beautiful beach in Dingle, Ireland. Buckets and spades at the ready, the five-year-old has, with a little help from his wee sister, managed to dig a large, deep hole. They are now playing in it. But they have no real understanding of inexorable nature of tides - and the tide is coming in. Eventually, of course, the first tentative wave to reach them brings a trickle of water into the hole. Startled, they jump up. Action has to be taken. Buckets and spades are duly deployed and construction of flood defences starts immediately. (07/27/07)

Global Warming and Falling Ice - What this scientist in Spain's theory is that more turbulence, quote, unquote, generated by climate change can do something like this is just ridiculous. It's fear mongering and it's just pure panic. There's literally no way that ice can form from a clear sky, certainly not this big and it's not going to stay up there long enough to get that big. It just can't. You don't have hailstones that are that big, why is this? All kinds of reasons. Now, the thing that's probably right and the caller agrees to it is, you have these airplanes and you've got leaking lavatories and ice forms on the fuselage outside the airplane and eventually breaks off, and by the time the ice reaches the ground the plane's long gone. So nobody sees the airplane. When it's flying at an altitude 37, 39,000, feet you're not going to hear it, even. So if you're not looking up and you don't see the airplane and all of a sudden -- well, how could you if you're in our house waiting for it to get bombed by a falling blob of ice from an airplane -- you're going to look up there, what's up there? Airplane is long gone. So it becomes a mystery. Of course, guys like this scientist over in Spain try to take advantage of people's fear and ignorance. It's turbulence up there, things are happening that we can't explain, has to be global warming. Roger, thanks much for the phone call. (07/27/07)

EPA to Probe Threatening E-Mail Sent to Global Warming Skeptic - By Noel Sheppard - On July 13, NewsBusters reported that Michael T. Eckhart, president of the American Council on Renewable Energy, sent an e-mail message to Dr. Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute threatening to destroy his career:
"If you produce one more editorial against climate change, I will launch a campaign against your professional integrity."
During a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Thursday, this matter was brought to the attention of Stephen Johnson, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, as was the shocking revelation that the EPA is a part of ACORE. Presenting this information was Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), who showed and read the following panel of the offensive e-mail message for the record (video available here): (07/26/07)

Floods in China: Where's the Global Warming Connection? - By Pam Meister - In all the stories I've read from major news outlets about the devastating flooding in China, I have yet to see that the floods have been linked to the phenomenon known as man-caused global warming. Meanwhile, recent flooding in Britain has been connected to it on more than one occasion, as Newsbusters has reported. What's the difference? I'm not sure. Could it be due to the fact that China is on the list of "developing" countries that was exempt from pressure to abide by the rules of the Kyoto protocol, even though the country ratified it and now produces the most greenhouse emissions of any other country (including the U.S.)? Or perhaps that China's government isn't likely to bow to pressure in the form of journalistic hype about a topic that is still in the infancy of debate? (07/26/07)

"Arctic Tale" "Documentary" Scripted; Tricks Kids Into Worrying About Global Warming - By Lynn Davidson - Environmentalists are targeting kids and using deception to get their message out. Anthropogenic global warming evangelists and wildlife filmmakers, Sarah Robertson and Adam Ravetch, made the upcoming live action "Arctic Tale" because as Robertson told the LA Times, "Global warming to a lot of people is statistics...What we wanted to do was put a face on climate change." OK, so there's the goal, now how to accomplish it? Adults ask all of those pesky questions, but children's minds are easier to mold and manipulate. During the credits, the filmmakers came right out and showed their cards, using kids to shill for AGW and convince their parents to change their evil habits. (07/26/07)

Global Warming Makes Hurricanes Worse: No! Yes! No! Yes! - By Brandon Keim - Hurricane expert and anthropogenic global warming skeptic William Gray has an opinion piece in today's Wall Street Journal...Just something to keep in mind when the next time you're arguing climate change with a skeptic: leave the hurricanes out of it. (07/26/07)

Hurricanes and Hot Air - By WILLIAM M. GRAY - Since 1995, the Atlantic basin has experienced a significant increase in major hurricanes, with 47 major storms in the last 12 years. During the prior 25-year period, 1970 to 1994, there were only 38 major hurricanes, or, on an annual basis, slightly less than 40% as many. On a long period normalized basis, major hurricanes account for about 80% to 85% of all U.S. tropical cyclone-related destruction. Some scientists, journalists and activists see a direct link between the post-1995 upswing in Atlantic hurricanes and global warming brought on by human-induced greenhouse gas increases. This belief, however, is unsupported by long-term Atlantic and global observations. (07/26/07)

Oh no! Get out the tar and feathers! Bring back the Fairness Doctrine! Burn the heretic at the stake!
KCOL guest co-host Herron: "It's a proven fact global warming doesn't exist" - Summary: Discussing the recent debate during which he said Democratic presidential candidates were "all talking about global warming," Fox News Radio 600 KCOL guest co-host Jesse Herron asserted, "It's a proven fact global warming doesn't exist." (07/26/07)

Blog: Official Global Warming Talking Points of the Week:

"Throw out the record books"

It's amazing how this week so many "spokespersons" have used the same line "Throw out the record books" all over the United States. This week the seems to have been chosen as "insert location here" is experiencing (or will be) the hottest temperatures since "insert date here." Here are a few:

Meghan McCloskey of Environment Colorado
Parjanya Rijal of Environment California
Environment California Global Warming Advocate Jason Barbose
Matt Wallace of Environment Iowa
Environmental Texas Director Luke Metzger
Environment Texas Field Associate JJ Karabias
Environment Florida field director Holly Binns
Adam Rivera, Environment Florida
U.S. Public Interest Research Group spokeswoman Carly Melin
U.S. PIRG spokesperson Angela Kilbert
U.S. PIRG spokesman Ruben Henriquez
U.S. PIRG spokesperson Erin Wetherley
U.S. PIRG Federal Global Warming Program Director Emily Figdor
Glen Hooks, the Sierra Club

The above articles all appeared in the last three days and they all contain the same exact quotation:

"Throw out the record books"

This is the mantra being parroted around the country following a bullshit report released Tuesday by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. The "report" claims to be the results of a study that claims that 2006 was an exceptionably hot year. In the "report" you will find a table that shows 10 cherry-picked locations from the lower 48 states that the authors use to make their case. I find it rather interesting that only ten locations are listed out of thousands in the continental US. Oh, and these are all surface locations that just happen to be located at airports. Anyway, you can read the report for yourself and decide whether or not the results were determined at the time of conception. Your opinion is welcome. (07/26/07)

Global warming warnings create unfounded fear - Phil Gremilion - It seems to me that there is so much information coming out about global warming that it boggles the mind. There is also misinformation being thrown out, too. Accurate statistics have only been kept for three or four generations while the Earth has been here for more than a billion years. It seems to be a little premature to say that, based on the acquired information so far, that we can predict all these dire warnings. (07/26/07)

Juicing down for global warming - Some utilities hope to install "intelligent sockets" that communicate between appliances and the electricity provider. On hot summer days, when electric rates would be raised through "dynamic pricing," those customers who voluntarily give up control of their usage - and it would have be voluntary - would be given rebates. But can such watt-saving steps help save the planet? Yes, if they keep utilities from building more carbon-spewing power plants - especially the expensive kind that rev up only during peak hours. By many estimates, fossil-fuel power plants are likely to be the preferred source of electricity for years to come. As it is, utilities can't keep up with rising demand. One projection shows a 19 percent rise in peak-time electricity usage over the next decade while only a 6 percent growth in power capacity. Something's got to give. And it may be consumer lifestyles. A three-year experiment in California with 2,500 customers showed they reduced their average electricity demand by 13 percent during peak summer hours when they had to pay five times the normal cost. Users with the kind of "smart" thermostats that adjust appliance use cut back by 27 percent. Gee, we needed a three year study to find out that it's possible to price the demand out of electricity??? (07/26/07)

Is the media's global-warming hysteria just a lot of hot air? - The divide between fact and speculation is getting blurred. Recently, the International Herald Tribune carried a story about a heat wave in France that caused multiple deaths. One aspect of the story was particularly remarkable: nowhere did it contain the phrases "global warming" or "climate change." The reason? The story was in the "Looking Back" section, and the heat wave in question happened in the late 1950s. Back then, Al Gore was still in knee pants and a heat wave was just a heat wave. I have no intention of taking on the global scientific community on the issue of global warming. There may be skeptics and speculation, but the vast majority of scientists have lined up on the side of human-influenced climate change. Even if I was of a mind to dispute it, there would be no reason to pay attention, because I'm no scientist. However, I do know something about how media works, and I know that what's happening in the media right now bears little to no relation to what's actually happening in the atmosphere. The media climate has its own rules of heating and cooling, and, right now, global warming is a very hot story. Whether that has anything to do with the temperature of Planet Earth is highly debatable. (07/26/07)

'Early Show' Blames British Flooding on Global Warming - By Justin McCarthy - With any weather related disaster, the mainstream media typically blames it on "global warming." This was no exception on the July 26 edition of "The Early Show." Upon reporting on the flooding in Britain, correspondent Elizabeth Palmer concluded her report blaming the disaster on global warming and predicting more to come. "But most people think that with climate change, flooding like this, or even worse, could become common place here in Britain." As if floods did not occur before the industrial age. CBS followed NBC's "Today" as correspondent Keith Miller blamed the disaster on "global warming." (07/26/07)

NYT Offers Two Glowing Reviews of Kristin Gore's Global Warming Film - By Noel Sheppard - In the past four days, the New York Times published two reviews of "Arctic Tale," a new film about polar bears threatened by - wait for it! - global warming. Makes one wonder whether the need for two reviews versus the normal one was due to the Times's desire to advance alarmism concerning the great, liberal bogeyman of climate change, or that the screenplay was co-written by soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore's daughter Kristin. Whatever the reason, both articles were certainly chock-full of scary global warming references like the following from Andrew C. Revkin's piece from Sunday. (07/26/07)

Moonbeam still at it...
Dan Walters: It's Jerry Brown vs. GOP again - By Dan Walters - California's two-thirds vote for state budgets -- it's one of just three states with a supermajority requirement -- provides minority Republicans with virtually their only opportunity to wield real power, and they often use it to pursue agendas that have little or nothing to do with the budget. This year's version of the syndrome is a GOP demand that the Legislature rein in Attorney General Jerry Brown's crusade to force local authorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as they make land use and transportation decisions. (07/26/07)

Floods, heat hit Europe, but is it global warming? - By Gerard Wynn - LONDON (Reuters) - Computer simulations may soon be able to show how likely it is that extreme weather events such as the floods and heatwaves that swept Europe this week were caused by climate change, scientists say. (07/26/07)

Is something fishy going on? - The weather is a British obsession and with the term "global warming" used to explain every freak climate change from the hottest April on record to the wettest June ever and the disastrous July floods, everyone is suddenly an expert. However, Piers, a former student of Adams Grammar School in Newport and now a long-range weather forecaster for Weather Action in London, remains at odds with the views of international scientists and is sceptical about carbon dioxide as a key driver of climate change. He wants nothing to do with what he describes as "the promotion of hysteria" and says changes in world climate have nothing to do with man, the emissions pumped from the exhaust pipe of his BMW, or the size of his so-called carbon footprint. (07/25/07)

Critic challenges claim that plant would reduce global warming - By Associated Press - WISCASSET, Maine - An environmental critic of a proposed $1.5 billion energy plant that would burn gas extracted from coal challenged claims that the project would boost efforts to curb global warming. "This will be a step backward in our attempts to lower greenhouse gases," Steven Hinchman, staff attorney for the Conservation Law Foundation, said Tuesday night at an informational meeting on the Twin River Energy Center project.
The plant, to be built on the site of the former Maine Yankee nuclear power plant, would use coal and wood biomass to produce electricity and diesel fuel. (07/25/07)

City's temperature heats up -- maybe - By Allison M. Heinrichs - Temperatures in Pittsburgh either have been alarmingly warm for the past several years or are right on track -- depending on how "normal" is defined.
PennEnvironment, a Philadelphia-based environmental group, released a report Tuesday that shows the average temperature in Pittsburgh from 2000 to 2006 rose almost 1 degree, compared to the average of the 30 years prior to that. The temperature this century has averaged 51.8 degrees, compared to 50.9 degrees from 1971 to 2000. The National Weather Service has records of yearly temperatures for Pittsburgh dating to 1872. When the 135-year record is averaged, the result is a norm of 51.8 degrees -- the average temperature PennEnvironment considers alarmingly high. (07/25/07)

Satire: Jack Bauer Gets Global Warming Mission - By Noel Sheppard - With Saturday's revelation that the hit television series "24" has gone carbon neutral, it only seems logical that some episodes next year might involve characters advancing anti-global warming principles or taking green measures to protect the environment. Some have suggested lead character Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland, might drive a Toyota Prius, for example. Well, taking the possibilities to a conceivably absurd level for their comedic potential, NB member AGW Heretic has penned a wonderful idea that I certainly hope the good, green folks at Fox will consider for the upcoming season. (07/25/07)

Look what are we doing to our kids.
Miniature travelers learn about effects of global warming - By NICOLE GERRING - Staring at the tall white polar bear, Wesley, Jamilah and Jorge were astounded. Wesley had seen them at zoos, playing on slides and jumping for raw fish. But here, on this icy and cold terrain, the bear just looked frightening. He wasn't fluffy and smiling like polar bears in Coca Cola's Christmas commercials. The ends of his fur were a mess of wet, gray tangles. His claws looked sharp and menacing. Before anyone could make a decision about what to do next, the bear was running toward them. Feeling even smaller than they already were after being miniaturized for the firefly ride, the children crouched together, looking to the fireflies - Lumiere, Noor and Luz - for help. (07/25/07)

Van Horn High School students take part in global warming project - I am concerned that increases in global average temperatures are causing terrible things to happen in many parts of the United States and the world. Yeah, terrible things! Global warming's impacts are somewhat hard for people to understand and even more difficult to adjust to. That's because the science is inconclusive at best. Everyone is learning more about global warming every day, and its effects on the planet. You mean learning that it's a hyped up, overblown non-issue and it's effects are entirely unknown and unpredictable? (07/24/07)

Global warming and England's floods - Are Land Rovers and their ilk really killing the planet? Think again, argues Gavin Green. I have been driving a Land Rover Discovery 3 diesel these past few weeks. It comfortably took my family of five to France, complete with masses of luggage and two bicycles, averaging 26.4mpg in the process. That works out at 132mpg per person. Yet I still received one of those bossy "climate criminal" leaflets under my wipers when I returned to London. I'm to blame for last year's arid summer in Britain and this year's wet one, it seems. The inconsistency of the eco activists and their media mouthpieces is now almost risible. Remember after last year's phew-what-a-scorcher, we were told that we could expect long hot summers and wet mild winters? This was the "disastrous" climate scenario for 21st century Britain. (Not so bad, if you ask me.) (07/24/07)

CBS Evening News Blames British Floods on Global Warming - By Noel Sheppard - It's getting rather predictable, isn't it? Any severe weather event occurs anywhere in the world, and American media will blame it on global warming. Such was certainly the case on the "CBS Evening News" Monday night when correspondent Elizabeth Palmer, doing a report on the greatest floods in England since 1947, stated: "And Britain is going to have to get used to it. Research published today suggests human activity is warming the planet and changing rainfall patterns. Isn't that special?" After all, at roughly the same time on a competing network, NBC's Martin Savidge was telling "Nightly News" viewers the real reason for England's heavy rains: "This May and June were the wettest on record, experts say because of the jetstream that has moved too far south, delivering storm after storm." Savidge should feel comfortable in the knowledge that British meteorologists agree with his assessment. (07/24/07)

Silky's wife: I'll fight global warming by cutting back on tangerines - An absurd statement hides a serious point. Silky insists he doesn't want to tax food but a trade policy that would force businesses to financially "acknowledge" their carbon footprint would have that effect. The further food has to be shipped, the more transportation is involved, the greater the footprint. Hence Mrs. Silky's vow to skip the tropical offerings like the tangerine and stick with the fruit of the local vine henceforth. It's all a question of how much hardcore global warming warriors are willing to personally sacrifice. Carbon ratings on product labels? Eco-houses? Vegetarianism? Vasectomies? When you're finally growing your own, you've reached climate change nirvana. (07/24/07)

Award-winning Sci Fi Author Debunks Global Warming and 'Hockey Stick' Hoaxes - By Noel Sheppard - Orson Scott Card is an award-winning science fiction author who made his first huge step into the political arena on the day before Election Day 2006 when he wrote an op-ed - as a life-long Democrat, mind you - declaring: If control of the House passes into Democratic hands, there are enough withdraw-on-a-timetable Democrats in positions of prominence that it will not only seem to be a victory for our enemies, it will be one. Four months later, he wrote a piece for the Greensboro, North Carolina, paper he's been writing for since shortly after the attacks on 9/11 - The Rhinoceros Times - that largely slipped under the radar until Meridian magazine republished it this month (h/t Tim Ball). In his own inimitable style, Card meticulously debunked the infamous "Hockey Stick Hoax" that much of global warming alarmism is based on, and, after doing so, concluded: "What matters right here and now is that it is time for the world's scientists to apostatize from the Church of Global Warming. It is a false religion. It is based on lies, and its leading prophets know that it is because they're the ones faking the data or stretching it to ridiculous lengths to pretend that the real world hasn't already ruled against their claims. It is time for our school systems to stop accepting the gospel of that false religion and start doing their due diligence. Our children should be taught about the demonstrable solar cycles and the whole human-caused Global Warming theory, along with the Hockey Stick Hoax, should be taught only as another example, after Piltdown Man and pre-Copernican theories of planetary movement, of how science can be corrupted when ideology gets ahead of the data." (07/24/07)

New doubt about Arnold's shade of green - By Thomas Elias - Southern California Focus - National magazines in recent weeks have made Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a cover boy symbol for a worldwide battle against greenhouse gases and global warming. He's traveled the globe, meeting with presidents, prime ministers, provincial governors and premiers to promote carbon emission exchanges and credits, all part of an effort to remove as much carbon dioxide (CO2) and other warming gases from the atmosphere. All the while, here at home he was trying to eliminate a 42-year-old program that removes at least 1.75 million tons of CO2 from the air every year at a relatively small cost to the state and no cost to businesses. (07/24/07)

Climate change crystal ball clouds over - By Mark S. Lawson - One of the main clubs with which the very vocal pro-greenhouse camp repeatedly beat their opponents is the assertion that there is a "consensus" of scientific opinion that temperatures are set to increase dramatically in coming decades. This club is wielded again and again in response to almost every counter argument. Pro-greenhousers repeatedly state that "every scientist" agrees or that there is a "steady accumulation of scientific evidence" in favour of warming, and so on. Some of this is due to public confusion over the object of the debate. There is no doubt that temperatures have increased by about a degree or so since 1860, but greenhousers seem to be arguing as if the sceptics are questioning that basic point. In fact, the sceptics are usually questioning the value of the temperature forecasts made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is most certainly up for debate. (07/24/07)

Watts' research trumps junk science - By Dick Little - Anthony Watts has been doing weather forecasting in Chico for more years than most of us can remember. He's also a foe of the "climate change hysteria" that is sweeping the country as are most climatologists.
Watts is constantly checking the science behind the global warming hysteria (my word, not his) and has found what he terms "flaws" in the system used to checks our temperatures nation wide. (07/24/07)

Slowing Global Warming by Enhancing the Natural Sulfur Cycle - Scientists have proposed a limited iron fertilization of the Southern Ocean as a means to stimulate the natural sulfur cycle associated with marine phytoplankton. This could result in increased cloud reflectivity that would slow down global warming and possible decrease sea level rise. (07/24/07)

Groups: Global warming to blame for weather - By TOM HARRIS - According to the group Environment Texas, global warming may be to blame. The group says it could also be causing the widespread flooding the Austin area is seeing this summer. (07/24/07)

Here we go again with the alarmist headline...
Britain under water: A 21st century catastrophe - By Michael McCarthy- And look, it's written by the same hack that only yesterday wrote this!
Flood-ravaged Britain is suffering from a wholly new type of civil emergency, it is clear today: a disaster caused by 21st-century weather...
But, in paragraph six...
No one can yet attribute the flood events of the past week, or indeed, those of June, when Yorkshire suffered what Gloucestershire and Worcestershire are suffering now - again from one single day's rainfall - directly to global warming. All climates have a natural variability which includes exceptional occurrences. (07/24/07)

A lame attempt to defend an idioc environmental law that prohibits residents from clearing their property of dead brush?
WEBCAST: Global warming boosted by Lake Tahoe fire - "It doesn't matter how well you prepare for the defense of your home, if you live next to a national forest, the odds are that if it burns your house if going to burn," he says. Mr. Bonnicksen says that's because the usual practice of clearing vegetation from the ground around a structure does not account for firebrands - the flaming pieces of wood spewed for miles by an intense fire. "The sky was literally raining burning debris" during the Lake Tahoe fire, he says. But the bottom line is that some residents' homes were spared because they ignored the law and cleared the brush away from their homes, despite the idiotic law that prohibits it! (07/24/07)

Corzine's global warming initiatives just smoke and mirrors - BY STEVEN LONEGAN - There are clearly feel-good political points to be gained on the global warming issue, but what effect can the New Jersey state government actually have on global climate change? Consider the ambitious Kyoto Protocol, which seeks significant worldwide cuts in emissions. The National Center for Atmospheric Research estimates of lower global temperatures with full implementation of Kyoto are so negligible it would never justify the economic costs. If the United States cannot make a material impact on climate change, it's the height of folly to think a single state, New Jersey, can. Even if all industry ceased to exist in New Jersey, and the state never emitted another molecule of carbon dioxide, the effect on global climate would be meaningless. This is all about symbolism, of course, and Corzine and Gore hope to set an example for other states and countries, they say. Unfortunately, that symbolism will cost many New Jersey workers and entrepreneurs their livelihood. New Jersey has lost 8,000 private sector jobs in seven years, and this "politically correct" feel-good nonsense will accelerate that sorry trend. (07/24/07)

Global warming talk heats up - Sportsmen check in on how conservation will impact great outdoors. - By Christian Berg - ''On every subject you can think of, there are people on the other side of the issue,'' Perry said. ''There are people who still claim the Holocaust doesn't exist. So, it's not surprising that people are still wondering if [global warming] is happening or not, and I think it's mostly due to the fact they are unfamiliar with the science.'' Personally, I think it's mostly due to the fact that some people know bullshit when they smell it. (07/24/07)

British teach less Churchill, more global warming - Starting next year British teenagers will face an exotic range of new disciplines designed to equip them with more practical skills. - By Mark Rice-Oxley - Once upon a time, the British curriculum was straightforward. There was math, English, science. You learned about Winston Churchill, how to locate Greece, and how to say "My name is John" in French. But starting next year British teenagers will face an exotic range of new disciplines designed to equip them with more practical skills. Healthy cooking, personal finances, and global warming are in. Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and the Battle of the Nile may be nudged out. (07/24/07)

More absurdity
We need fewer people to halt global warming - Charles Clover meets the new head of the Science Museum and hears his controversial views on tackling global warming. Beware of increased noise next time you visit the Science Museum, temple to scientific reason since the Great Exhibition of 1851. Its new director is a confidant of Al Gore's, with a lifetime belief that if you have a big story to tell you should "tell it with a megaphone." It was two years ago, at the Government's conference on climate change in Exeter, that Rapley declared that Antarctica was now "a giant awakened" - in other words, the melting of suspended ice that could eventually raise global sea levels by five metres had, in a small way, begun. (07/24/07)

Global Warming Got You Down? Try Zegna's Solar-Powered Jacket - By Sara Gay Forden - For the truly "green" conscious, Ermenegildo Zegna SpA, known for its luxury men's suits, presented a sporty jacket with solar panels on the collar that can recharge a mobile phone or an iPod. The $750 coat, something James Bond might be proud to wear, will be in stores in November. Why would one assume that James Bond is green global warming zealot? Because 007 is a hero, famous for saving the world from imaginay villians...just like Al Gore. (07/24/07)

Australian prof a world-class skeptic on global warming - By Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post - Bob Carter, a professor at James Cook University (Queensland) and the University of Adelaide (South Australia), is a paleontologist, a stratigrapher, and a marine geologist. He has been chair of the National Marine Science and Technologies Committee, director of the Australian office of the Ocean Drilling Program, and chair of the Earth sciences discipline panel of the Australian Research Council. He is Cambridge-educated. He has published more than 100 papers in international science journals. And he is an outspoken global-warming skeptic. (07/23/07)

DDT And Global Swarming - Jul. 23, 2007 (Investor's Business Daily) -- Disease Control: The Los Angeles Times hypes an alleged link between global warming and a rise in malaria in parts of Africa. It so happens those areas don't use a cure that the Times doesn't mention -- DDT. Last time we checked, mosquitoes -- not sports utility vehicles -- spread malaria. But Times staff writer Edmund Sanders made that linkage last Saturday, when rising malaria rates in parts of Kenya were attributed to higher temperatures and those temperatures to the carbon emissions of the U.S., among other countries. In Kenya's western highlands, Sanders wrote, "maximum annual temperatures over the last 20 years are up about 1.8 degrees." This has caused the "emergence of malaria" in towns like Thangathi, which Sanders calls "one of the new fronts in the global struggle with a changing climate." Industrialized nations, "including the United States," account for "the vast majority of carbon emissions," we are told, while "poorer countries, particularly in Africa, are the most vulnerable to its effects." Get it? Every time you drive your SUV to Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) , you're spreading malaria in Kenya. (07/23/07)

Fight Global Warming, Eat Pizza! - Free food AND fighting global warming??? It's true. Right now students all over the country are joining the effort to ReEnergizeUS by helping with recruitment for marches happening August 1-5 in New Hampshire and Iowa. Over 30 students have dedicated their summer to organizing across these two states and building towards the Marches to ReEnergizeUS. The goal is to raise the profile of global warming solutions in the national public debate by capitalizing on all the public attention focused on these two early primary/caucus states. We're demanding our leaders at all levels take immediate action to reduce emissions 80% by 2050 by building a clean energy economy that would create 2 million new jobs for Americans. (07/23/07)

CNN's O'Brien Insists Global Warming Debate Is Over - By Brad Wilmouth - On the Friday July 20 The Situation Room on CNN, substitute anchor Miles O'Brien insisted that, regarding the role of carbon emissions in global warming, "the scientific debate is over," as he lectured former Republican Congressman J.C. Watts on the subject. In response to Watts' contention that "I don't believe the Earth is melting because of carbon emissions," O'Brien responded: "Well, you're not paying attention to the science, J.C. You're definitely not paying attention. ... The scientific debate is over, J.C., we're done." (Transcript follows) (07/23/07)

Global Warming Cloud Controversies & Al Gore - Al Gore says that clouds are growing more important in scientific studies of global warming. Speaking at a conference last week, Gore discussed reports from several scientific journals on the varying roles played by clouds in climate change models. Drifting between his roles as a politician and a Hollywood mogul, the former Vice President is working to keep scientists from fighting over their results in the hope they can work together. (07/23/07)

Global warming much overblown - In the 1960s, our concern was global cooling. But it did not happen. Now we are going in the other direction. In the 1970s, our concern was a worldwide food shortage. But it did not happen. Now we are using food as a gasoline substitute. Now our concern is global warming. This, too, shall pass. (07/23/07)

A lunatic crop of laws for global warming - By Christopher Booker, Sunday Telegraph - The cool wet summer of 2007 may be looked back on as the moment when global warming finally got serious: in two respects. First, we are beginning to see the scarcely credible costs of the legislation our politicians are dishing out, supposedly to change the world's climate. At the same time, the latest climate data themselves begin to raise some rather serious question marks over the scientific basis for that legislation. (07/23/07)

Fear and global warming - Last Friday on the local Con Man radio show the subject of global warming was discussed. A caller stated that global warming is not all mankind's fault. The Con Man responded something like all causes are not relevant to the discussion because global warming is a fact and mankind must do its part to stop the destruction and everyone should stop wasting time arguing the causes. In more specific terms, all the facts are not needed to frame a course of action; only the facts that our side determines are relevant. This line of reasoning is followed by many in the ecological movement. It should make everyone wonder what is the real agenda? (07/23/07)

More indoctrination from Vermont Lefty: God is a woman; but she's not qualified to be an office manager.
Cabaret teaches youngsters about global warming - As a playwright, actor, director, puppeteer and teacher, Wes Sanders, 65, of South Burlington has spent a lifetime translating serious social and political issues into entertaining musical theater. His recent work, "Beat the Heat," presents the issues around global warming in cabaret-style -- touching on all of the arguments with humor, songs, dances, even a huge puppet dinosaur skeleton.. "I want 'Beat the Heat' to be an infusion of inspiration and energy for people on the cusp of taking action," Sanders says, "but taking technical material and making it entertaining is difficult." The cabaret, directed toward fourth- through sixth-graders, is intended to be start of an educational discussion about global warming for teachers and students. This from a guy who... presided over productions that focused on the nuclear arms race, the sanctuary movement, and Columbus' discovery of America -- from the point of view of the Indians. (07/23/07)

The sky is falling! Dishonest headline?
England under water: scientists confirm global warming link to increased rain - By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor Hack - It's official: the heavier rainfall in Britain is being caused by climate change, a major new scientific study will reveal this week, as the country reels from summer downpours of unprecedented ferocity. Really? More intense rainstorms across parts of the northern hemisphere are being generated by man-made global warming, the study has established for the first time ­ an effect which has long been predicted but never before proved...
But you have to get all the way down to paragraph 11...
The new study, carried out jointly by several national climate research institutes using their supercomputer climate models, including the Hadley Centre of the UK Met Office, does not prove that any one event, including the rain of the past few days in Britain, is climate-change related. (07/23/07)

'Today' Blames Flooding in Britain on Global Warming - By Geoffrey Dickens - The ever present boogeyman that, in the media's eyes, is global warming, reared its ugly head again today. Reporting from England on the rising flood waters there, NBC's Keith Miller, on this morning's Today show, offered the following observation: Keith Miller: "The damage from the flood waters is already estimated to be more than $100 million. Roads are out, the electricity supply has failed and the water supply is now contaminated. The people of Britain are all asking the same question today, could this be global warming?" (07/23/07)

Shocking news: Britain's a wet country - By Paul Simons - What on earth is going on with our weather? Three months' worth of rain fell in a few places last week, Britain is drowning under floods of biblical proportions and nothing like it has been seen since Noah got his sea legs. In a wave of hysteria, the cry goes out for millions of sandbags, better drains and more flood defences. And fingers of blame are pointing at global warming. But a simple fact has been overlooked: Britain is a wet country. (07/23/07)

More inconvenient propaganda...
'Artic Tale': Global warming goes family friendly - By Andrew C. Revkin - NEW YORK: There is something unnerving about watching a polar bear stalk across floating sea ice in the Arctic and doing so from the frigid waters directly beneath the bear, the world's largest four-legged predator. Overhead, through ice so thin that it is transparent, plate-size paws set down, one after the other, as the half-ton animal pursues its prey. Gripping moments like this abound in "Arctic Tale," a new film exploring challenges facing polar bears and walruses, two familiar denizens of the icy, but warming, seas at the top of the world. But "Arctic Tale" is not a typical addition to a lengthening line of somber documentaries on dangerous or endangered wildlife. Sure it is. (07/23/07)

It's the sun, stupid! - By Bill Steigerwald - Go outside at noon on a cloudless day. Hold up your arm with your palm perpendicular to the blinding bright spot high in the sky. Feel the heat on your hand? It's coming from 93 million miles away. Yet it's so powerful it'll eventually burn your flesh. Even filtered by our atmosphere, even after traveling eight minutes at the speed of light, sunshine is so full of energy it can create life on Earth, turn water to gas and melt polar ice. But the sun can't cause global warming. (07/22/07)

Linear thinking in a political spin - Partisan reasoning oversimplifies complex issues - By Richard Fabrizio - I'm back from vacation and I need to clear the (hot) air (conditioning) comment in my last column before I headed off on that much-needed respite. Protecting our open spaces is just one example of how we can help cool the planet and keep Earth healthy. But, all of this doesn't change the fact there is hypocrisy in the global warming movement. See Al Gore's $1,600 a month electricity bill - it's not just a mean-spirited GOP spin tactic. Worrying about how much petroleum Gore sucks up gallivanting around the globe doesn't mean I like to run the home air conditioner with the windows open while I'm outside burning plastic in the fire pit using gasoline. By the way, I know a staunch Democrat who actually does run the air conditioner with the windows open. (07/22/07)

Global warming? No, just an old-style British summer - By JOHN KETTLEY - This year's apparently extraordinary weather is no more sinister than a typical British summer of old and a reminder of why Mediterranean holidays first became so attractive to us more than 40 years ago. Because, while we are being drenched, a heatwave has brought temperatures of 40C (104F) or more across other parts of Europe. To many people the disparity may seem to indicate some seismic and sinister shift in our climate. In fact, temperatures are exceptional only in eastern Europe, where a band of air has been moving westwards from Asia Minor. Central Europe is experiencing temperatures of 30-35C (85-95F) - just what you'd expect for this time of year, along with the blue skies and light winds. The weather patterns across Europe are all linked in such a way that the whole of Europe and the Mediterranean never enjoy, or suffer, the same weather at the same time. And now we are feeling the full force of two extreme fronts from the West and East that are usually modified by a third from the South. (07/22/07)

"24" Star Sutherland: "Global Warming Is A Crime For Which We Are All Guilty!" - By Noel Sheppard - UPDATE: Woman to be President in Episode Seven - Remember all that media chatter in January about the hit TV series "24" being conservative? Well, likely to the applause of Jack Bauer's green fans, the producers announced the following Saturday: "24," the Emmy Award-winning series from Imagine and Twentieth Century Fox Television, will strive to become the first television production ever to save enough energy and reduce enough carbon emissions over the course of a season to render its entire season finale "carbon neutral." Star Kiefer Sutherland has already filmed a public service annoucement which begins: "Global warming is a crime for which we are all guilty!" Think that will put to rest all the "24" is conservative nonsense? No, I don't either. (07/21/07)

Readers Sound Off on Al Gore and global warming - Do you think Al Gore's campaign to raise awareness about global warming -- most recently through the Live Earth concerts -- is having an impact? Are his arguments valid ones? Do you think Gore should run for president? Do you think he'd make an effective president? Anyone who believes the likes of Al Gore or Michael Moore is a total idiot. Global warming is not real. It is about politics and power and control. Do what Gore wants done, along with passing Hillary's socialist health care if, God forbid, she becomes president, then this country, what little remains of it, will be finished. (07/21/07)

Global Warming Theories Fizzle, New Studies Show - Claims of alarming changes in nature because of global warming are being discredited. Results of two new studies of historical hurricane patterns add to a growing body of research that discredits global warming alarmism, said James M. Taylor, an environmental policy senior fellow at The Heartland Institute. Reports on the studies were carried in the June 7 issue of Nature but largely have been ignored or overlooked by most news reporting services. In that report scientists documented their reconstruction of Atlantic Ocean hurricane activity back 270 years. Compared with historical norms, the research found the 1970s and 1980s were periods of "anomalously low" hurricane activity compared with historical norms. The higher frequency and intensity of Atlantic Ocean hurricanes since then is not an unnatural surge of destruction due to global warming, the researchers said, but merely "a recovery to normal hurricane activity ..." (07/21/07)

You don't need a whole article to explain this. Crist is a moron. He bought the IPCC bullshit back in February.
How Gov. Crist became Gov. Climate - Chalk it up to old friends and some help from California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. - By CRAIG PITTMAN and DAVID ADAMS - Just six months after taking office, Gov. Charlie Crist has leaped to the forefront of an issue his predecessors rarely mentioned: global warming. (07/21/07)

Global warming will take care of war - The George Bush-Dick Cheney secret plan for winning the Iraq war - and their best chance to do it - should now be obvious to anyone who stands back from the withered American trees to see the dying international forests: They intend to globally warm the Taliban to death. Osama bin Laden and the insurgents will finally be defeated by heat stroke and carbon poisoning. - Donald Charnetski, Grinnell. (07/21/07)

Global warming in 1907 - By Henry Lamb - It is widely agreed that the global mean temperature has increased .07 degree C. over the last century. It is also widely agreed that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased from about 280 parts per million, or ppm, to nearly 380. And there is general agreement that at least some, if not most, of the increase in atmospheric carbon is the result of humans burning fossil fuels. Here's where the agreement ends. One side - Al Gore and the global warming doomsayers - contend the warming is the result of the increase in carbon dioxide. The other side contends the warming is consistent with past natural climate variations and that the human-caused increase in atmospheric carbon has little or nothing to do with the increase in global temperature. (07/21/07)

"Funny Weather," the latest work of art on global warming - ASLI SAGLAM - All articles, news and manifestations on global warming are now a part of our lives. Although it is not clear if anyone is taking action, the weather is getting weirder each day. Now there is a new comic book published in Turkey to mark what's going on, to put a smile on people's faces and to teach them important things about global warming. The book "Funny Weather," written and drawn by British caricaturist Kate Evans, is one of a kind...In just one month 170,000 people petitioned for Turkey to sign the Kyoto Protocol. Madra says that it was mostly young people that signed the petition. Gee, ya think? (07/21/07)

Fighting Global Warming the Liberal Way - By Wayne Winegarden - Concerns about global warming, and its potentially devastating impact on the planet, has caught Congress' attention. Global warming may well be serious, but so are the consequences from combating global warming. The economic costs of reducing carbon emissions are by no means trivial and therefore it's not enough for policymakers to simply press forward in the name of global warming and ignore the economic consequences of the various plans. What we can say with a high degree of certainty is (1) A cap and trade policy is inappropriate and (2) that a higher overall tax rate on carbon emissions per se will have a devastatingly negative impact on the long term growth of America and the world. Poverty, despair, and suffering will expand exponentially. - Cap and trade regulations cap greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, sub-divide the cap into smaller parts (or emissions allowances aka rationing coupons), and distribute the emissions allowances to businesses that emit GHGs. Those companies that wish to emit GHGs beyond their specific allowances could purchase the right to do. Cap and trade regulations are nothing more than tax increases in disguise. (07/21/07)

Letter: Article ignored global warming - I found troubling that Tuesday's cover story on our current heat wave made no mention whatsoever of global warming or that human burning of fossil fuels is partly to blame. That's because it doesn't stupid. (07/21/07)

Mr. Back-to-Earth - Rep. John Dingell, Michigan Democrat and chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is the best Democratic advocate for global-warming realism in the Democratic 110th Congress. With House fuel-economy legislation negotiations entering the final stage, he's trying to start a serious debate, which is more than the global-warming hotspurs on the left want. They prefer scorn for dissenters. (07/21/07)

Insanity squared
A sunshade for the planet - David L. Chandler - EVEN with the best will in the world, reducing our carbon emissions is not going to prevent global warming. It has become clear that even if we take the most drastic measures to curb emissions, the uncertainties in our climate models still leave open the possibility of extreme warming and rises in sea level. At the same time, resistance by governments and special interest groups makes it quite possible that the actions advocated by climate scientists might not be implemented soon enough. (07/21/07)

Up against the warming zealots - Martin Durkin says his British documentary rejecting the idea of human-caused global warming has survived last week's roasting by the ABC. WHEN I agreed to make The Great Global Warming Swindle, I was warned a middle-class fatwa would be placed on my head. So I wasn't shocked that the film was attacked on the same night it was broadcast on ABC television last week, although I was impressed at the vehemence of the attack. I was more surprised, and delighted, by the response of the Australian public. The ABC studio assault, led by Tony Jones, was so vitriolic it appears to have backfired. We have been inundated with messages of support, and the ABC, I am told, has been flooded with complaints. I have been trying to understand why. (07/21/07)

How Hot Is Global Warming? A Review of the Polls - By Karlyn Bowman - In the run-up to Earth Day each year, pollsters take the public's temperature on a variety of environmental issues. This year, pollsters added many new questions on global warming. Their findings provide some clues about how Americans see the problem and what they are willing to do about it. Is global warming emerging as a potent issue, much like the environment did four decades ago? To read the headlines this spring and summer, one would think that the answer is a resounding yes. But a careful review of public opinion data suggests that while the public is warming up to global warming, it is not yet a top-tier concern. To understand the polls on global warming, it is helpful to review current polling on the environment. (07/20/07)

On backseat drivers' urban legends - Johnny D. Symon - Where is this ever changing world we're all told exists? What exactly is changing on good old planet earth that somehow fails to attract my attention? Ecologists have been using this term in several ways, one of them in a futile attempt at persuading us all that there's "global warming" and "climatic change" going on. (07/20/07)

Low-cost Flights: Taxes Talk Louder Than Global Warming Fears - Three out of ten people would be put off flying to and from France if a new 'green tax' on low-cost airlines was imposed, a survey by the online magazine website FrenchEntré has found. Source: Michael Streeter (07/20/07)

Ignore the naysayers, it's China's time to shine - By Huang Qing (China Daily) - As a matter of fact, China places as much importance on matters of global warming and energy-supply strains as Western countries do. Really? Reducing waste discharges and energy consumption, for instance, are part of China's national policy. Many compulsory measures have been taken at the expense of many short-term interests. (07/20/07)

Most means less than half?
Bosses concerned over climate change - MOST business leaders are worried about climate change and believe companies have the main responsibility in tackling the problem, a survey has found. But less than half of those polled believed pollution was the main cause of global warming and only a third planned to buy a more fuel efficient car. (07/20/07)

GLOBAL WARMING'S TRILLION DOLLAR GIVEAWAY - Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Arlen Specter (R-Penn.) recently introduced their "Low Carbon Economy Act" (LCEA) intended to combat global warming. The bill ought to be called the "The Trillion Dollar Giveaway and Wealth Redistribution Act," says Steven Milloy, adjunct scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. (07/20/07)

Stop Global Warming, Take Off Your Tie - The Italian Health Ministry has said that freeing the neck of a tight fitting tie immediately cools the body and helps stop global warming. In an unconventional campaign to combat climate change, the Italian Health Ministry said that freeing the neck of a tight-fitting tie immediately cools the body temperature by 2 degree celsius to 3 degree celsius. And cooling workers would allow offices to turn down the air conditioning on hot summer days, thereby saving energy and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, reported the online edition of New Scientist. (07/20/07)

Green spin
GSPI: Algae, The Misunderstood Answer To Our Fuel And Global Warming Problems - SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Star Products, Inc. (OTC:GSPI) President, Joseph LaStella, stated "Today we are closer than ever before solving our energy and global warming issues. The solution is 'ALGAE', one of the oldest forms of life on Earth." (07/20/07)

Sorry Al, you can't be taken seriously unless you're a vegan. Study Links Beef Production To Global Warming - Japanese scientists have concluded that beef production typically contributes more to global warming than cars do. A study commissioned by the National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science in Tsukuba, Japan, and published in the Animal Science Journal, found that producing 2.2 pounds of beef generates more carbon dioxide than an average car does every 160 miles. (07/20/07)

Save the planet with a vegetarian diet - By Patrice Green - Most people are neglecting one of the most important steps toward stopping global warming: adopting a vegetarian diet. Americans need to know that what we eat has a huge impact on the environment - and changing our diet can make a difference. Animal agriculture, a major source of water pollution and deforestation, has become one of the biggest culprits in global warming. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released a report this year showing that farmed animals are a top contributor to today's serious environmental problems, including greenhouse gases. The report found that livestock produced 35 percent to 40 percent of all methane emissions (which have 23 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide), 65 percent of nitrous oxide (which is 320 times as warming as carbon dioxide) and 64 percent of ammonia, which contributes to acid rain. (07/19/07)

New Atmospheric Modeling Technique May Have Major Implications for Global Warming Studies - US Department of Energy-funded research to lead to improvements in climate modeling and climate change predictions. LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atmospheric and Environmental Research Inc. (AER), a leader in earth, ocean, atmosphere, and space science R&D, announced a major new development that will impact global warming and climate change predictions. Supported by the US Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, AER's rapid radiative transfer model for short wave energy has recently proven to be very effective in improving operational weather forecasts. The potential impact on global climate models is now under study. (07/19/07)

Is Al Gore our new savior? - Global warming has literally become a global religion with Al Gore rising to the status of a new "savior" to help cleanse the world of its CO2 sins. The reality is that Gore is the biggest con artist of the century, enabled by a politically biased and uncritical media promoting this pseudoscience (Gore owns a major carbon offset company). Mandatory school viewings of Gore's documentary have manipulated our youth into fearing that the Earth is going to burn up in a massive ball of fire. (07/19/07)

The real inconvenient truth - By Jim Clements - Al Gore has been able to find a seemingly endless audience of wide-eyed zombies to follow him over his man-made global warming cliff. I remember when he was slapped down by John Denver (a more sincere environmentalist, even if I didn't always agree with him) in the senate during Gore's music censorship hearings in the mid-eighties. I remember when Gore claimed he was responsible for the initiative to create the Internet. I remember how "Mr. Environment" pulled strings and got the Connecticut River Joint Commission to release 4 billion gallons of water, worth $7.1 million, to raise the Connecticut River several inches so that his rowboat wouldn't get stuck during a photo-op. This photo-op was for the sole purpose of patting himself on the back for helping to secure a $100,000 grant for that same commission. Real environmentalists were understandably upset that they could never get the same consideration for the fish that actually lived in it. (07/19/07)

Time travellers warn Lovebox festival visitors about global warming - London's Lovebox festival (21-22 July) with headlining acts Sly & The Family Stone, Groove Armada and Blondie will get surprise visitors from out of space who are coming back from the future to warn people about global warming. As part of its 'Climate Changed' campaign, Christian Aid is working with a theatre group at UK summer festivals to make the subject more engaging. (07/19/07)

School global warming insight - By Telegraph newsdesk - PUPILS from Burnley are using the building of their new school to learn about the environment and encourage action to stop global warming. The 11 and 12-year-olds from Shuttleworth College, in Kiddrow Lane, have set up a sustainability project as part of their science learning. They are researching the school's carbon footprint and finding ways of reducing energy consumption. (07/19/07)

A city gone mad - Standing in the rain for skin cream and a canvas bag - have we lost it? - BY NICOLE LYN PESCE AND ELOISE PARKER - As of 6 a.m. yesterday, 600 people had lined up at the Bowery store in the pounding rain, plus 500 at Union Square and 400 at both Chelsea and Columbus Circle. Each customer was allowed three bags, which quickly sold out after their 8 a.m. debut. Union Square alone doled out 3,000 bags in an hour (but at least there were no casualties - last month's Taiwan launch sparked a stampede that sent 30 people to the hospital, and a similar riot erupted in Hong Kong). (07/19/07)

Paper or Plastic? A New Stylish Answer - Trendy Designer Bag Proclaims "I'm Not A Plastic Bag" - And Ladies Line Up For It - Gloria Dawson / Photo Editor - On our way into work this morning we couldn't help but notice the droves of people waiting in line for Whole Foods at Columbus Circle here in Manhattan... We love organics as much as well, anyone but in line in the rain? (07/19/07) The best part is that the designer canvas bags were being distributed in PLASTIC BAGS! We'll try to find some pictures of that.

Live Earth - Dead Africans? Policies that prevent energy development have lethal consequences for Africa - By Paul Driessen - The recent Live Earth concerts have been roundly criticized for the overheated rhetoric and hypocrisy of their rock star and political headliners, including former Vice President Al Gore. Far more relevant to the debate over catastrophic climate change, however, is this unavoidable fact: if the concerts cause more people to demand that Africa and other poor countries not develop the energy they so desperately need, the false global warming "solutions" could be disastrous for the world's most impoverished citizens. (07/19/07)

Greenpeace proclaims naked truth - To draw attention to global warming, the environmental group commissions a controversial photographer to take pictures of nude volunteers on a Swiss glacier. Spencer Tunick, the American photographer famous for snapping shots of large groups of people in the nude, is looking for volunteers in Switzerland. Tunick is searching for 50 people willing to stand on a Swiss glacier with no clothes on for photographs to be taken on Aug. 18 and 19. The project has been commissioned by Greenpeace. The environmental group wants to use the images to call attention to the issue of global warming and its impact on glaciers. (07/19/07)

Is The Threat of Global Warming for Real? - Notwithstanding the hoopla over the Global Warming threat that supposedly looms large in front of us, there are few voices with a little more than plain skepticism to counter this theory. (07/19/07)

Icarus Flying II - wot no sun? - In the second of his looks into the negative effects of aviation, Bob Maddox claims we should also be aware of Global Dimming
WHAT do you say to a scientist who asks you to believe that, while the Earth is indisputably getting warmer, it is at the same time receiving significantly less sunlight than it did 40 years ago? Since sunlight is the only source of heat for our planet, it does not take the likes of a Vulcan Science Officer to arrive at the conclusion: "illogical." (07/19/07)

Nuclear power revisited - but is it really US energy supply's white knight? - Lisa Roner, North America Editor - All Americans love a good comeback story, but there are serious concerns that "Nuclear Energy, Part II" will not effectively address energy supply problems in the US. As the US begins to take a serious look at how to tackle climate change and its ongoing dependence on foreign oil, nuclear energy is capturing widespread attention for the first time in more than a generation. No new reactors have been ordered in the US since the Three Mile Island accident in 1979 that turned the American public sour on the safety of nuclear power and no reactors have come online in the US since 1996. But before 2009, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) expects to receive 28 applications to build and operate 19 new reactors. (07/19/07)

Whith most of the civilized world concerned about the possibility of a nuclear Iran, Japan of all countries, is more concerned about what Iran can do about global warming.
Japan and Iran,Discussion on Global Warming - Professor Hiroshi Fukino said, "Now global warming and climate change is the number one issue in the world." Commenting on the issue of global warming and ways to deal with it, Esmaeili stated that sensitivity about the environment is increasing nowadays. He went on to say that countries like Japan are trying to convince the United States to sign the Kyoto Protocol, adding, "However, we do not want to adopt a politicized stance on the issue of the environment." Really? Then shut the hell up! (07/19/07)

And speaking of politicized...
Gore: human species in a race for its life - Gore advised the audience to compare the blue orb of the Earth to Venus, where daytime temperatures reach 867 degrees Fahrenheit and it rains sulphuric acid. The two planets have the same amount of carbon, Gore explained, but Venus' just happens to be in the atmosphere, while most of the Earth's is still locked underground. "The habitability of this planet for human beings really is at risk," he said. - So is there room for optimism faced with the specter of Venus? Gore thinks so, but it's not in the current parade of presidential candidates or the slew of climate-related bills moving through the U.S. legislature -- measures Gore called "baby steps." (07/18/07)

An Examination of the Media and the Global Warming Hoax - "It was five years before the turn of the century and major media were warning of disastrous climate change. Page six of The New York Times was headlined with the serious concerns of 'geologists.' Only the president at the time wasn't Bill Clinton; it was Grover Cleveland. And the Times wasn't warning about global warming -- it was telling readers the looming dangers of a new ice age. The year was 1895, and it was just one of four different time periods in the last 100 years when major print media predicted an impending climate crisis. Each prediction carried its own elements of doom, saying Canada could be 'wiped out' or lower crop yields would mean 'billions will die.' Just as the weather has changed over time, so has the reporting -- blowing hot or cold with short-term changes in temperature. Following the ice age threats from the late 1800s, fears of an imminent and icy catastrophe were compounded in the 1920s by Arctic explorer Donald MacMillan and an obsession with the news of his polar expedition. As the Times put it on Feb. 24, 1895, 'Geologists Think the World May Be Frozen Up Again.' (07/18/07)

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
photo: What's up with that?

How not to measure temperature, part 19 - I've seen some poorly thought out places to measure temperature, but this one takes the cake. Not only do we have the sensor above a sea of air conditioners with warm air exhausts, there are two rooftop building exhausts, plus the roof and building itself, and then lets not forget that the Press Democrat itself is in a sea of buildings in downtown Santa Rosa, all of which to contribute to the Urban Heat Island (UHI) the thermometer is exposed to. (07/18/07)

Nanny (State) 911 - Actually, the unruly Legislature, determined to micromanage our lives, needs some discipline. As we previously noted, significant bills still are alive in this session of the state Legislature that would impose sweeping mandates and onerous costs on the private sector, ostensibly to make the world safe from global warming, whatever that may be. Despite Al Gore's insistence that global warming science is settled, many reputable scientists believe, in the words of the free-market think tank Heartland Institute: "There is no consensus about the causes, effects or future rate of global warming. Most climate scientists doubt the reliability of computer models" used to forecast climatic doom and gloom. (07/18/07)

Live Earth's inconvenient truths - The theme of Saturday's worldwide Live Earth concerts was a call for action against climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's recent reports, heralded as the final word on global warming, inspired both organizers and performers, from Al Gore to Madonna. Opening the Washington concert leg, Mr. Gore denounced climate change skeptics "who don't understand what is now at stake." Strong words from a public figure flaunting an Oscar comprised of junk science. Sadly, the IPCC encouraged deeply disturbing departures from sound scientific research that significantly undermine Live Earth's alarmist message. Yet, the problems with the IPCC report go much further than politicized science. They extend to the core of the climate change debate, namely the degree of scientific certainty about the causes and consequences of global warming. (07/18/07)

Gore Gorges on Overfished Sea Bass - By Pam Meister - Here's yet another addition to the annals of the "do as I say crowd." The rehearsal dinner for Al Gore's youngest daughter's wedding last week featured, among other items, Chilean sea bass for 75. Sounds yummy! Unfortunately, Chilean sea bass is considered to be a threatened species, although not yet technically endangered: Not only that, but as this particular fish is found nowhere near Beverly Hills, where the wedding was held, I'm guessing it was flown in. How much carbon was spewed into the air so that Gore's guests could dine on one of the most sought-after fish in the sea? I'm guessing the busy Gore hasn't had time to read the book promoted by Live Earth organizers called the Global Warming Survival Handbook, which urges us to eat locally. (07/18/07)

Global warming is cool idea that proves to be decades-old - By Kent Conwell - I don't know if you're like me or not, but I'm growing weary of hearing all the death and gloom of global warming. So the temperature is rising some. That doesn't mean that the oceans will suddenly rise to inundate everything less than 40 feet above sea level. I'm not saying it can't happen, but if it does, it won't be in our lifetime. (07/18/07)

Global warming? It's freezing - By Steve Gee - THE last time temperatures were so cold in Sydney was in 1986, when The Daily Telegraph cost 60c. Sydneysiders shivered through the coldest July day in 21 years yesterday as the mercury dipped to the fourth lowest city temperature on record. (07/18/07)

Global Warming now world's most boring topic: report - By Jim Schembri - The study, conducted by a non-partisan think tank located somewhere between the small township of Tibooburra and the NSW border, identified global warming as the current topic of choice for people who want their dinner party to finish early. According to the parents in the survey, global warming has now replaced the traditional bedtime story when it comes to putting children to sleep. The study found the topic was also being used instead of water cannon by riot police around the world to disperse crowds. (07/18/07)

Would Voters Be Willing to Pay the Enormous Cost of Addressing Global Warming? - By Brian Farmer - The Washington Post is trumpeting both good news and bad news. The good news: "Energy and climate experts say the world already possesses the technological know-how for trimming greenhouse gas emissions enough to slow the perilous rise in the Earth's temperatures." The bad news: "Because of the enormous cost of addressing global warming, the energy legislation considered by Congress so far will make barely a dent in the problem." (07/17/07)

Energy Expert Bashes Media, EPA Regulations, Ethanol, and Global Warming - By Noel Sheppard - As oil and gas prices have risen over the past few years, more and more Americans have become familiar with the name Trilby Lundberg. For those that aren't, the Lundberg Survey has been the source for information related to fuel prices, fuel taxes, and all things petroleum for over fifty years. With that in mind, Lundberg was interviewed by the folks at last Wednesday, and the never shy energy maven spoke candidly about a variety of issues that most in the media would be afraid to share with the citizenry. (07/17/07)

Global Warming 'Caused by Baby Boomers as They Go Through Menopause' - By Noel Sheppard - Is global warming caused by greenhouse gases or ozone depletion? A comedian who simply calls himself Chick doesn't think so. In fact, Chick has created a video that offers his own side-splitting take on this controversial subject that is sure to thrill conservatives while angering liberals. Obviously, the latter is just a scrumptious ancillary benefit. (07/17/07)

Global Warming and Butterfly Species Richness in Canada - Contrary to the doom-and-gloom prognostications of the world's climate alarmists, the supposedly unprecedented (and dreaded) global warming of the 20th century has been nothing but beneficial for the butterfly species that inhabit Canada, as their ranges have expanded and greater numbers of species are now being encountered in most areas of the country. (07/17/07)

Capitalist pigs!
Midori Software Release Shows That Global Warming Is, In Fact, A Game - Independent French game and software developer Midori just released a new environmental game called (what else?) Global Warning. The game (check out the screenshots) involves a player working to close a newly-opened landfill near their virtual home, as well as saving the planet in general. To do so, the player makes environmental decisions based on drawing "action cards" that reflect his or her behavioral choices. What the player chooses will have an impact on the environment--either immediately or later on in the game. Action cards also affect the player's money, morale, and health, and there are "accident cards"--which are, according to the press release, "random events that take place at any given time, just like they occur in every day life." (07/17/07)

"Global Warming Swindle" Filmmaker Responds to Critics - By Dennis Behreandt - Martin Durkin has come under fire for making a documentary that points to the sun as the cause of climate change. Despite recent studies attacking that notion, one astronomer says it still fits the observational data. (07/17/07)

When Science Becomes "Treason" - By Tom McClintock - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is not some deranged nutcase standing barefoot on a street corner babbling to himself about the end of the world. He is one of the leading voices of the environmental Left, he heads a major environmental organization and during the 2003 recall election, he served as one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's chief environmental advisors. So his remarks at one of Al Gore's Live Earth rallies on Saturday should be taken seriously. During his six minute speech, Kennedy referred to those who question the theory that humanity is causing the earth's changing climate as "liars," "crooks," "corporate toadies," "flat-earthers" and made this remarkable statement: "This is treason and we need to start treating them now as traitors." The irony is that this is the same movement that wraps itself in pseudo-science, and yet declares that those who challenge their theory on scientific grounds "are on a par with Holocaust deniers" (as Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman wrote in February) and now, traitors. The Left has taken science, which is founded on a rigorous and dispassionate evaluation of fact and an equally vigorous and open debate of theory, and perverted it into a shrill, self-righteous and utterly intolerant intellectual tyranny. (07/17/07)

Carbon advisers? Just empty the bins! - By Richard Littlejohn - My latest edition of Nice Work comes from the People's Republic of Islington, where the council is anxious to employ a 'Carbon Reduction Adviser' on thirty grand a year. It's just one of 3,500 new jobs created by local authorities to cash in on the 'global warming' hysteria. (07/17/07)

Global warming at work? Nah, it's just summer - By Joe Bauman, Deseret Morning News - "But it does look like for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we have excellent chances of reaching or exceeding that temperature," he(meteorologist , Kevin Barjenbruch) added. On those days, temperatures may reach 102 or 103. This coming weekend, more cloudiness and moisture should move in, cooling off the state a little. Consequences of global warming? "There are not direct correlations," he said. Scientists generally agree that human-induced global warming has bumped up the temperature about half a degree per decade, but that can't be tied to any particular weather event. "You couldn't attribute the recent record warmth to global change," he said. (07/17/07)

The peril of global itching - Forget about melting ice caps. Here's an alarming outcome of global warming we can feel right now: Poison ivy is getting more poisonous. Research at Duke University and the Department of Agriculture's experimental station in Beltsville, Md., shows that poison ivy revels in the higher levels of carbon dioxide (kind of like every other green plant on the planet) that are the signature symptom of global warming. (07/17/07)

Howard: Carbon trading system for Australia by 2011 - © AP CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Prime Minister John Howard announced some details of a planned carbon-trading trading scheme for Australia on Tuesday, but avoided setting targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Businesses and conservationists say setting such targets are vital to making any trading system work, but Howard warned that rushing into a scheme too soon would damage the economy.
He said the government would set reduction targets next year after the impact of various models had been tested, and set a deadline of 2011 for the carbon trading scheme. «All the good intentions in the world are worthless if we wreck our economy for no environmental gain,» Howard said in a speech in the southern city of Melbourne. (07/17/07)

We want you SUV's AND your pick-ups!
Pickups fuel warming - By Christopher Smart - The Salt Lake Tribune - Pickup trucks: Utah favorite hauls cargo, trailers - and dreamsMaybe pickup owners don't fret about their carbon footprint. Global warming is someone else's problem. But pickup drivers who don't need their trucks to haul loads or equipment are contributing to the buildup of greenhouse gases much more than the average car owner, says Glade Sowards, who heads the Task Force on Global Warming for the state Division of Air Quality. (07/16/07)

Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism - By Michael R. Fox Ph.D. - This book is an invaluable reference for anyone wanting to learn about the global warming issues. It is well researched and referenced to the scientific literature. The book is also powerful in that it describes author Horner's eye witness inside-the-Beltway experiences of the political warfare taking place constantly around this issue. (07/16/07)

Global Warming Update - I have the most incredible story here. This is actually from a couple days ago on July 14th. It's Newsweek, published on the MSNBC website. The headline is, "After We Are Gone." The subhead is, "If humans were evacuated, the Earth would flourish." This is a serious story about how great the planet could be again if we were just all wiped out, and it focuses on a guy who's trying to accomplish that and deals with it genuinely and seriously! Let me read you a few short excerpts. (07/16/07)

On Global Warming - By Bob Harmon - I taught High School Creative Writing and English Composition for years and years, making the point to students that it is vitally important to entertain a bit when you write so that people in your target audience will read what you have written. Mark Neckameyer's latest letter in Sitnews about avocados and global warming is perfect. It is funny and entertaining and he certainly makes us think! (07/16/07)

Have the rules changed? Are liberals now allowed to criticize other liberals? Quick, get out the tar and feathers and read the best article of the day...from a progressive(liberal) writer named Candace Talmadge.

Excellent article!
Unlike the War Debate, Listen to Global Warming Skeptics - Candace Talmadge - The media are reporting only one side of an issue that is every bit as critical as the illegal invasion of a sovereign country that had no connection to the 9/11 attacks. This issue, of course, is climate change. And the mainstream media again are giving short shrift to one side of the debate. Only this time it's ignoring/trivializing those who don't agree with liberal/progressive claims that the sole cause of global warming is human-created carbon dioxide (greenhouses gases) emissions. This time, it is the liberals and progressives' turn to be the bullies and keepers of ideological purity. Bush and his strident supporters proclaimed, "If you're not with us, you're with Al Qaeda!" The equally strident greenhouse gases proponents cry, "If you're not with us, you're with the evil oil companies!" (07/16/07)

Candace Talmadge
Candace Talmadge photo:
North Star Writers Group

Ignorance Is Strength, Dissent Is Treason - Robert Kennedy goes Orwell - By Marlo Lewis - At last weekend's Live Earth concert in New Jersey, Robert Kennedy, Jr., a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), charged ExxonMobil and Southern Company with treason, declaring:
"The most important thing you can do is to get involved in the political process and get rid of all of these rotten politicians that we have in Washington D.C. - who are nothing more than corporate toadies for companies like Exxon and Southern Company. These villainous companies that consistently put their private financial interest ahead of American interest and ahead of the interest of all of humanity. This is treason and we need to start treating them now as traitors."
The usual punishment for treason is death. (07/16/07)

Quest for money behind global warming alarm - I often hear the statement that "99 percent of the world's scientists" believe in global warming. First, this is consensus that is not science. Secondly, you want government money - beat the global warming drum. One skeptical scientist, UW-Madison's professor emeritus Reid Bryson, is known as the father of scientific climatology. He calls global warming caused by humans "hooey" ( His comment about consensus: "Just because almost all of the scientific community believes in man-made global warming proves absolutely nothing...Consensus doesn't prove anything, in science or anywhere else, except in democracy, maybe." Additionally on funding: "There is a lot of money to be made in this...If you want to be an eminent scientist you have to have a lot of grad students and a lot of grants. You can't get grants unless you say, 'Oh global warming, yes, yes, carbon dioxide.'" (07/16/07)

Indoctrination: Molding young minds into environmental zealots...
Students motivated to fight global warming - By Jospeh P. Kahn, Boston Globe - AMHERST, N.H. - In recent American history, college students marched through the Deep South during Freedom Summer or barnstormed New Hampshire on behalf of anti-establishment candidates such as Eugene McCarthy. But today, students like Sierra Murdoch, a 19-year-old Middlebury College junior, and Jennie Hatch, 20, who'll attend Wellesley College this fall, aren't spending their summer vacations effecting political change. Global warming is the issue that motivates them instead, driving them to work long hours for little pay in a state neither one calls home. Hatch and Murdoch are enlistees in what might be dubbed the post-"Inconvenient Truth" student movement. Along with their cohorts in Climate Summer 2007, a program dedicated to spreading the gospel of carbon-emission reduction throughout the Granite State, they burn with the passion that once fueled the civil-rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s. Gathered here in Amherst last week for the town's Fourth of July parade, both cited global warming as the defining issue facing their generation. (07/16/07)

Flaws in the Global Warming Debate - By Michael R. Fox Ph.D. - ...Downplaying these uncertainties has been a major deception activity of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This seems to be an effort to deceive the policy makers. For example, the Summaries for Policy Makers (SPM) issued by the (IPCC) are flawed. Hundreds of comments from the authors themselves of the Scientific Assessment Report (SAR) have only recently surfaced ( .These authors have expressed serious concerns for the IPCC claimed certainties in the SPMs. (07/16/07)

Al Gore Warns: Mount Everest Impacted Dramatically by Global Warming - Al Gore has begun a new documentary, featuring how global warming has hit the Himalayas especially hard. Recent expeditions to Mt. Everest are becoming quite a let down for the rugged souls ready to risk their lives to reach the summit. (07/16/07)

The ultimate solution to global warming: emigration - By Sam Dinkin - Solving global warming by reducing fossil fuel carbon emissions looks backward and down. Instead, look forward to raising carbon emissions and sequestering carbon. Look forward to more energy use and energy services for everyone. Look beyond to the next big global heat problem. Look up to see how space settlement can solve it. Raising our eyes from the ground to the horizon and beyond will allow us to focus on optimizing the future after we have secured it. I want to bequeath to my daughter the knowledge that humanity can live and thrive soon throughout the solar system. And, not too much longer after that, in the rest of the universe eternally. (07/16/07)

Oh what the hell. It's a slow day...
Oracle speaks on global warming - Tibetan Buddhist suggests worldwide cooperation may help slow process - By Jamie Bussey, News-Post Staff - A Buddhist who has seen waning snowfalls and extensive deforestation in his native Tibet believes the nations of the world must come together to address global warming. (07/16/07)

The Sun matters! - James Lewis - An odd little dance is going on in Britain, where the forces of Politically Correct Science are defending their fast-losing cause in real climate science. The question is, incredibly, "Does the Sun matter in climate change?" (07/15/07)

ABC freezes out debate - By Piers Akerman - THE ABC is to be congratulated for airing the Great Global Warming Swindle, but needs a swift kick for running its phoney debate. (07/15/07)

Uh oh! This global warming stuff is getting serious now. Don' be messin' wit' my baseball!
Baseball Bats and Global Warming - The White Ash Tree is in danger of being wiped out, and that could threaten a long baseball tradition. The wood from the ash tree has been used for decades to create a majority of the nation's baseball bats, including those for Major League Baseball. The main threat to these trees since 2002 has been the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle, which has been accused of killing 25 million ash trees from Michigan to Maryland, according to the article by Monica Davey of the New York Times. (07/15/07)

Former BBC Correspondent Slams Network's 'No Sun Link to Climate Change' Report - By Noel Sheppard - As NewsBusters reported, the BBC published an article at its website Tuesday refuting there being a link between recent increases in global temperatures and solar activity. This piece went counter to one the BBC published just three years ago. The author of the 2004 piece, former BBC science correspondent David Whitehouse, wrote an article published in the British Telegraph Sunday which slammed the BBC for its "enthusiastically one-sided, sloppy and confused" report on this subject. (07/15/07)

The truth is, we can't ignore the sun - By David Whitehouse - According to the headlines last week, the sun is not to blame for recent global warming: mankind and fossil fuels are. So Al Gore is correct when he said, "the scientific data is in. There is no more debate." Of that the evangelical BBC had no doubt. There was an air of triumphalism in its coverage of the report by the Royal Society. It was perhaps a reaction to the BBC Trust's recent criticism of the Corporation's bias when reporting climate change: but sadly, it only proved the point made by the Trust. The BBC was enthusiastically one-sided, sloppy and confused on its website, using concepts such as the sun's power, output and magnetic field incorrectly and interchangeably, as well as not including any criticism of the research. But there is a deeper and more worrying issue. Last week's research is a simple piece of science and fundamentally flawed. Nobody looked beyond the hype; if they had, they would have reached a different conclusion. (07/15/07)

GENCO: Global warming isn't my problem ... really - By Joe Genco/ - The Tonawanda News -- The concert had droned on for hours. I mowed the lawn and then came back in to see Madonna. Duran Duran had crawled out from under a rock. Kanye West was rapping guilt from the stage. Al Gore was pontificating about global warming. I'd had enough and decided it was time to seek Slats Grobnik, so I headed for the Dockside Inn. (07/15/07)

Leonardo DiCaprio Calls For Global Warming School Lessons Indoctrination - By Staff - Environmentally-friendly Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio wants children in schools around the world to be taught about global warming in class. The actor has turned his own life around to become carbon neutral and encouraged others to do the same, speaking at the Live Earth concert in New Jersey on Saturday (07Jul07). He has even made his own global warming documentary, The 11th Hour, and now wants to turn his attention to teaching children about climate change. DiCaprio says, "My children and grandchildren are going to suffer because of what's going on today. So it would be fantastic if there were courses on global warming in schools?" (07/15/07)

Even a nonscientist can learn about global warming be indoctrinated - John Dodge - As the sun beat down mercilessly on South Sound last week, I had a chance to expand my knowledge of solar physics from next to nothing to more than I could absorb. At the invitation of The Evergreen State College professor E.J. Zita, I attended the morning session Tuesday of a three-day workshop she offered to a dozen college and high school science teachers from around the country. The class was titled "Fire, Air and Water: Effects of the Sun, Atmosphere, and Oceans in Climate Change and Global Warming." The goal of the class was to equip teachers with enough information and classroom materials to make climate change and global warming understandable and compelling for their students. (07/15/07)

The Wedgie Game.
What It Would Take to Put the Brakes on Global Warming - By Steven Mufson, Washington Post Staff Writer - If the majority of climate scientists are right, the sheer immensity of the global warming problem can make mortal measures look hopelessly tiny. Princeton University professors Robert Socolow and Stephen Pacala came up with a game, with multicolor wedges, to make the global warming problem look solvable, albeit still difficult...and silly! (07/15/07)

Wedgie Game

Book Review: 'Storm World' by Chris Mooney - Science journalist Mooney delves into the stormy debate over whether global warming is leading to stronger hurricanes. - Thomas Hayden writes about science, medicine and culture. He is the author, with Richard Jadick, of "On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story." (07/15/07)

Your View - Let's hear both sides of global warming debate - The Free Press - We're constantly assured there's "global warming." What's really behind this and why no open debate? To divert us from more pertinent issues? To drastically raise taxes related to environmentalism? To promote Al Gore's political life? To promote environmentalism as a religion? All the above and more? Red flag, what's the Left hiding? If G.W. promoters were true believers they'd set examples by refusing car and air travel, using candles (not light bulbs) and share a bathroom with a neighbor. Oops - they expect us to do that? What's next - back to cave dwelling? (07/14/07)

Hello Guacamole, Bye Bye Global Warming - By Mark Neckameyer - This is not a joke! Scientists tell us that just one mature avocado tree annually produces the amount of oxygen needed by ten humans. Avocado trees doing their photosynthesis thing consume carbon dioxide, the bad global warming gas at predigious rates... Remember what they taught us in High School biology ... 6H2O + 6CO2 ----------> C6H12O6+ 6O2.. Each and every grown-up Avocado tree removes 35,000 pounds of CO2 per year from the atmosphere. As an added benefit avocado trees through their leaves trap dust and smog. They filter and clean the air. Shade from groves of broadleaf avocado trees would also reduce harmful ultra-violet solar radiation and lessen the risk of contracting skin cancer. (07/14/07)

Global Warming Blamed on Hot Women - A new study has shown that the ozone layer isn't to blame for global warming trends, and scientists are looking in a new direction - at hot women. (07/14/07)

Guest Opinion: Global warming out of our control - By W. W. BALLARD - First, let's look at CO2, the popular "whipping boy" for warming. Each year 186 billion tons of CO2 enters the atmosphere, 90 billion of which comes from biologic activity in the oceans, and 90 billion of which comes from volcanic activity. This leaves only six billion tons from all the other sources, including man. Even with that much CO2 released to the atmosphere, our air only contains 368 parts per million of CO2, which is less than 0.4 of 1 percent. (07/14/07)

The "Nutty Professor" Carl Wunsch, is in the news again. Even though his appearance was removed (at his request) from the documentary "The Great Global Warming Swindle" which aired down under yesterday, the warmists are playing the distortion card again. This site was the first to archive Professor Wunsch's appearance in "Swindle" and prove that his comments were not taken out of context in any way. The original transcript is still archived here.

My words were twisted in global warming documentary: expert - Professor of oceanography at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology Carl Wunsch, who was included in the original version of The Great Global Warming Swindle, talks to Leigh Sales. (07/13/07)

ABC Documentary Suggests Global Warming Is Due To Solar Activity - Radhika Basuthakur, AHN News Writer Canberra, Australia (AHN) - Over one million Australian viewers tuned in, to watch Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC)'s controversial documentary on global warming on Thursday night. The Great Global Warming Swindle, directed by Briton Martin Durkin puts forward the controversial theory that global warming is not caused by human activity. It argues that solar activity is the cause of problems in the environment and not excessive carbon emissions. (07/13/07)

The ABC bias swindle - By Alexander Deane - I'm sceptical about the supposed effect man's behaviour has on the Earth's climate. To hold such a view is to contradict the orthodoxy of our time. Indeed, in a recent article in The Age Peter Christoff likened such scepticism to Holocaust denial. But, courtesy of the ABC, scepticism had an outing yesterday. Sort of. Martin Durkin's The Great Global Warming Swindle was screened by the ABC at 8.30pm. Commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK, it is unapologetically polemic, akin to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, in that it sets out to make an argument without any pretence at impartiality or effort to put the other side's position. (07/13/07)

Follow the money. So, its bad if skeptics take money for research but it's OK if you're an advocate!
Santa Cruz will pay city global warming czar $80,000 a year - The Associated Press - SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- There's a job opening in Santa Cruz for the newly created position of global warming czar. The pay: $80,000 a year. (07/13/07)

Ho hum...
FACTBOX - Five facts on India and climate change - REUTERS - India's new national Council on Climate Change met for the first time on Friday, marking the country's first step towards assessing and controlling its global warming-related greenhouse gas emissions. Here are five facts on India and climate change. (07/13/07)

The Man Who Saw Tomorrow - By Shawn Macomber - The nation's Fourth of July holiday was spent immersed in the hype over Al Gore's impending series of Live Earth concerts, where a few days later Jane Goodall would greet the crowd in chimpanzee squeals, then ask, "Up in the North the ice is melting, what will it take to melt the ice in the human heart?"; half-hearted purveyor of indifference anthemsJohn Mayer would liken environmental awareness to a vitamin -- "You go to the bathroom and 99 percent of it is gone but you hope that you retained 1 percent"; and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. would call a disagreement on global warming "treason" and those who air such skepticisms "traitors." (07/13/07)

Environmental Group President Threatens To Destroy Career of Global Warming Skeptic - By Noel Sheppard - Here's something you don't see every day: a president of a major environmental group sending an e-mail message to a colleague threatening to ruin that person's career over disagreements regarding anthropogenic global warming. Yet, as published at National Review Online's "The Corner" on Friday, that's exactly what happened just days after a Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow wrote an article for the American Spectator which spoke against proposed legislation to mandate carbon dioxide emissions reductions. (07/13/07)

Global Warming Researchers at the North Pole Discover They Hate Being There - A group of scientists studying Global Warming have concluded that the North Pole is inhospitable to human life and none of them want to be there. "This place totally sucks", said Professor George Gretsky of Harvard University. "There's nothing to do, no place to go. There's no bars, no movie theaters, no cable TV. We have internet but that craps out most of the time. The summers have gotten warmer thanks to global warming but it's all slushy. There's no reason to go outside anyway." (07/13/07)

Shut up Orac - By Tim Slagle - During my recent week in Chicago, My show was attended by Orac, of the marginally famous blog Respectful Insolence. I recognized him right away, because he was the only guy in the room that night, wearing a cape and wrestling mask. (I found out later, that on the few occasions he leaves the house, he likes to remain incognito). (07/12/07)

More required reading from the JunkMan...
Junk Science: Global Warming's Trillion Dollar Giveaway - By Steven Milloy - Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) introduced this week their "Low Carbon Economy Act" (LCEA) intended to combat global warming. The bill ought to be called the "The Trillion Dollar Giveaway and Wealth Redistribution Act." (07/12/07)

BBC Report on Sun and Climate Change Contradicts Its Own 2004 Story - By Noel Sheppard - On Thursday, Jules Crittenden wondered if American media are lazy, stupid or willfully ignorant with how they've been reporting events in Iraq. Given the BBC's recent piece concerning the relationship between the sun and climate change which hysterically ignored an article it published almost three years ago with a completely diametric view, one might ask the same question of that British television network. (07/12/07)

Global warming and the "debunkers" of Durkin - They fail to acknowledge that you cannot detect long term trends with short-term data. Durkin's "Swindle" film has just been shown nationwide on Australian TV and furious Warmists have concentrated their attack on the fact that his graphs of solar effects ended in 1980. It has been known for some time that solar output has been in decline for the last 20 years or so and this is held to undermine the claim that recent global warming can be explained by variations in output from the sun. Apparently provoked by the Durkin film, Lockwood & Froehlich recently produced a paper ("Recent oppositely-directed trends in solar climate forcings and the global mean surface air temperature") that drew further attention to recent solar trends as being inconsistent with the Durkin contentions. They examined a whole range of solar measurements and showed that, by most measures, solar output was falling rather than rising in recent years. And that paper has been widely promoted as "debunking" Durkin's contention that variations in solar output are the only good long-term explanation of climate change. I have now had a preliminary look at the Lockwood paper and note that there is a very large dog in it that did not bark. If solar output does not explain recent temperature variations, what does? With the monomania about CO2 among Warmists, one would have expected a graph of CO2 levels plotted against temperature. There is no such graph. In other words, CO2 levels do not explain recent temperature variations very well either. The fact that CO2 levels have continued to rise in recent years while surface temperatures peaked in 1998 would appear to be the elephant in the bedroom. If solar output levels and terrestrial temperature have diverged in recent years, so too have CO2 levels and terrestrial temperature. (07/12/07)

Global warming zealots are stifling scientific debate - TONIGHT'S airing of The Great Global Warming Swindle and the associated discussion on ABC TV should be a hoot. The ABC has structured the panel to try to get their preferred political position aired. The panel composition will minimise scientific discussion. It contains journalists, political pressure groups and those who will make a quid out of frightening us witless. (07/12/07)

Did Live Earth's Flop Reduce Media Interest in Global Warming? - By Noel Sheppard - A funny thing happened a few days after Al Gore's concerts to draw attention to global warming concluded: a significant study out of England stating that changes in the sun's output are not responsible for climate change went almost thoroughly ignored by America's media. A report by the BBC on Tuesday, which demonstrably challenged one of the key arguments made by anthropogenic global warming skeptics, would normally have been greeted with great enthusiasm by press representatives in the States always looking to highlight stories supporting their green agenda. Yet, of the major American news organizations, only Bloomberg gave this new study any attention: (07/12/07)

Stossel Responds to Kennedy's Attacks, Lists False Scares Environmentalists Pushed - By Brad Wilmouth On Wednesday's Your World with Neil Cavuto, FNC's Cavuto hosted both ABC's John Stossel and environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to discuss Kennedy's charge, from the stage of Saturday's "Live Earth" concert in New Jersey, that the ABC anchor, as well as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, have been "lying" about global warming and are "toadies" for corporations. Stossel charged that some of Kennedy's comments about the environment are "silly" and brought up a number of big scares that have been promoted in recent years, some by environmentalists, that have turned out not to materialize. Asked by Cavuto if ignoring the issue may make it worse, Stossel responded: "Well, it's possible. And it's possible that the killer bees were going to come up and sting us all to death, and that Y2K was going to crash all the planes, and that the pesticides that his organization [Natural Resources Defense Council] is so upset about were causing the cancer epidemic, and the frog testicles were shrinking, were going to make us all sterile. The scares from the environmental groups have just come one after the other. None has been true." (07/12/07)

Hot Air - Global warming advocates rely more on faith than fact, says David Morris - As much as it pains me, I am about to write four words I never would have thought I would put to paper. Here goes - Al Gore is right. Shocked? So was I. But then I thought about it - when it comes to anthropogenic global warming, there simply is no debate. He and his won't allow it. For example, every time Gore has been challenged to a public debate concerning the facts of anthropogenic (that would be man-made for the uninitiated) global warming, he has refused, essentially clamping his hands over his ears and chanting "I can't hear you!" Which of course any scientist will tell you is always the preferred method of scientific discourse. (07/12/07)

The Real Danger of Global Warming Policy - By Dr. Marvin J. Folkertsma - Amidst the rock concert mania surrounding a post-July 4th global warming consciousness raising, it is important for citizens to understand the difference between reasoned debate about public policy and the verbal pyrotechnics of a crusade. The politics of policy formation typically involve cost-benefit analyses, reviews of trade-offs, implications for other policies, possible unintended effects, long-term consequences - those sorts of things. This doesn't mean, of course, that the whole process isn't attended by artery-bursting passion and demagoguery, since both are inextricably entwined with how bills wiggle their way through the thicket of rules in the House and Senate. (07/12/07)

'Faux' gas tax tests resolve on global warming - Rep. John Dingell says he expects his proposal for a hefty 'carbon tax' on gasoline will prove Americans don't really want to change their energy-rich lifestyle. - By Brad Knickerbocker | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Rep. John Dingell (D) might seem like the last guy to want a big new tax aimed squarely at Americans' gas guzzlers. For more than 50 years in Congress, he's represented southeastern Michigan - home to thousands of US auto workers. But the Democrats' "dean of the House" is calling for a whopping tax on gasoline and other emitters of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas that scientists say causes global warming. Whether he really believes that's the way to address climate change - not to mention keeping his seat in Congress - is another matter. Representative Dingell admits he's proposing a carbon tax just to prove that Americans don't really want to make big changes in their energy-rich lifestyle. Asked last weekend in a C-SPAN interview whether people would be willing to pay higher prices because of energy legislation, Dingell said he doubted "that the American people are willing to pay what this is really going to cost them." (07/12/07)

'Swindle' director hits back at critics - THE director of a controversial documentary about global warming airing on ABC television tonight says he's been vilified for challenging popular theory. Briton Martin Durkin directed The Great Global Warming Swindle, which seeks to debunk the idea that climate change is being caused by human activity. Climate scientists and minor political parties in Australia have criticised the national broadcaster for screening what ABC journalist Tony Jones says is a "deeply flawed" program. Mr Durkin today accused his opponents of prejudice and denied that an overwhelming majority of scientists believed mankind's greenhouse gas emissions caused global warming. "Doing this film has really opened my eyes about how sinister the whole affair is," he told Southern Cross Broadcasting. (07/12/07)

ABC wins praise for doco - By Matthew Ricketson - FEDERAL Finance Minister Nick Minchin has urged all Australians to watch The Great Global Warming Swindle on ABC television tonight - as ABC insiders said the documentary was being screened for "balance" after the drama about the waterfront dispute, Bastard Boys, which the coalition hated. (07/12/07)

Global Warming: Not All Bad! - This is the best use of the "some have argued" formulation we've read all month: Some have argued that the effects of global warming will be positive as well as negative, and Frumhoff acknowledged that there would be some winners in a warmer Northeast. Farmers, for instance, would have a longer growing season, and residents in more northern areas might use less fuel to keep warm in the winter. Other benefits of global warming will surely include more opportunities for drinking gin on porches, longer "girls in skirts" season, and the eradication of much of New Jersey. (07/11/07)

A voice of reason...
Chatting with America's gas price survey maven - By Taylor Gandossy, CNN - I'm hoping that consumers will see through the rhetoric about consuming less, demanding less, as faulty. It is not a given that consuming less will be good for our economy or for our personal freedom. It is not even established for our environment that we [should] deprive ourselves of gasoline for our personal mobility as well our commerce. And to suppose that it is good to do that, and pretend that we have consensus and put our heads together to deprive ourselves of this great product that makes the country go around, commercially and individually, I think is flawed. I'm hoping consumers and voters will see through that and be able to ignore some of the most extreme suggestions. I think that there has been friendly as well as unfriendly brainwashing taking place. And when I say friendly and unfriendly, I'm talking about decades of extremist views that have now achieved mainstream acceptance. And the No. 1 item among those affecting current oil politics in Washington is the boogeyman, also known as global warming. I don't accept it as established fact, nor do I accept that it would be caused by petroleum consumption, nor do I accept that the human species should not affect its environment. So even if it were someday to be shown to have some small effect on the environment, I see no crime. In fact, taking into account the many, many millions of people around the world that envy our way of life, it would seem more humanitarian to wish them the kind of plentiful petroleum products and vehicles ... that we enjoy ... to lift themselves out of [a] backward, poor way of life. (07/11/07)

Global Warming hype - Live Earth promoters have had their day, but not everyone thinks that global warming is manmade. Material by E. Calvin Beisner, professor at Knox Theological Seminary and founder of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, presents some truths about the so-called global-warming crisis. Beisner agrees that the earth goes through cycles of cooling and warming throughout history but states that this has more to do with the effect of sun cycles on temperature. There really isn't any good scientific evidence to support the idea that current CO2 emissions effect warming. (07/11/07)

Great debate or great swindle? - Tonight ABC television will broadcast The Great Global Warming Swindle. More to the point, it will swaddle the controversial documentary in a radioactive suit made up of an interview with director Martin Durkin by one of the national broadcaster's current affairs tough nuts, Tony Jones, a panel discussion among carefully chosen experts and a website that provides links to eight earlier ABC programs about climate change. (07/11/07)

Global Warming and Solar Radiation - By D. Bruce Merrifield - Without the impact of solar radiation, the temperature on the earth would be about the same as the temperature of space, which is about -454 F. The amount of radiation reaching the earth is about 1,368 watts per square meter. This is a vast amount of energy, which would require the simultaneous output of 1.7 billion of our largest power plants to match. About 70 percent of this solar energy is absorbed and 30 percent is reflected. However, the amount of solar energy reaching the earth is not constant, but varies in several independent cycles of different degrees of magnitude, which may or may not reinforce each other. (07/11/07)

Local drought sign of global warming? - MARCUS KEELY, Sentinel Writer - It seems that amidst the airwaves and billboards that saturate popular culture nowadays the issue of global warming has taken center-stage in the media. The fact is, global warming has become such a major force in today's society that it all too easily has evolved into an explanation for everything. The recent increase in the number and strength of Atlantic hurricanes, record heat, and long bouts of drought, for many, seem to stem from one source: the global warming effect. (07/11/07)

Plastic bottles do not cause global warming - By Emma Eversham - The bottled water industry has hit back at claims that discarded plastic water bottles are contributing to global warming. A statement was issued by the Bottled Water Information Office to say it is an environmentally friendly industry following the news that the City of New York is running a campaign to encourage people to ditch bottled water and drink tap water instead to protect the environment. (07/11/07)

A new low!
Deniers of global warming harm us - By JOEL CONNELLY - Bluntly put, climate change deniers pose a greater danger than the lingering industry that denies the Holocaust. Holocaust deniers look backward, arguing over things that happened. They do damage in terms of racism and relations between peoples. For instance, Iran's Holocaust deniers raise the ante on Middle East tensions -- and pressure on Israel to strike if and when Iran is on the verge of building nuclear weapons. (07/11/07)

Fart Neutral Bursts Out on Global Warming and Laughter - WOODBRIDGE, Va./EWORLDWIRE/July 11, 2007 -- Fart Neutral's airing out attracts attention to global warming in a humorous way, via its Web site, "". The average person experiences flatulence 12-18 times a day, producing up to 30 liters (8 gallons) of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) in a year.* While the quantity of greenhouse gases produced by human flatulence is insignificant compared to the emissions from other daily activities, the concept serves as a fun way to continue the discussion about global warming. (07/11/07)

VEGETARIAN GAS NOW 'BIGGEST CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING' - VEGETARIANS are being urged to eat each other after it emerged their own gas was now the major cause of global climate change. New research by the Vegetarian Society shows vegetarian emissions are responsible for more than 80 per cent of the most potent greenhouse gasses. (07/11/07)

New Global Warming Report - Writer says "I Told You So" - BBC - 11/7/07: A new report out today published in the Royal Society's Journal states that the sun's activities are not the cause of Global Warming as was previously revealed in the TV program "The Great Global Warming Scandal", and that anthropological activities are the major cause. (07/11/07)

Live Earth - Beware Global Warming Overload - Mal Fletcher - Bob Geldof has already said that he thinks 'Live Earth' will do more harm than good - especially as powering such a huge enterprise will doubtless lead to the production of enormous amounts of greenhouse gases. There's another point to watch, too. When so much is incessantly said and written about global warming, especially in this age of wall-to-wall, 24/7 media news, people may soon begin to experience 'activism overload'. (07/11/07)

Loyalists For Global Warming: Burning Passions In Northern Ireland - GLOBAL warming has nothing on the heat of passion that beats within loyalist breasts. As part of Northern Ireland's loyalist celebrations on the Ballycraig estate, Antrim, a fire is being built. (07/11/07)

Former Weather Channel Bigwig Debunks IPCC and Global Warming Hysteria - By Noel Sheppard - Joseph D'Aleo is likely not a household name. However his bona fides when it comes to meteorology are such that when he suggests that "a [small] cadre of agenda-driven scientists and statesmen" inside the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provided a "more alarmist interpretation" of the facts concerning manmade global warming, and "the media took the most extreme of the messages to hype them further," people should pay heed. With that in mind, this former Director of Meteorology at The Weather Channel, and current Executive Director of the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project, published an article at Energy Tribune Monday that should be required reading for all actually interested in the facts surrounding this controversial subject: (07/11/07)

Al Gore And NBC: Birds Of A Feather - Jul. 10, 2007 (Investor's Business Daily) -- Politics: Was what Al Gore called "the largest global entertainment event in all of human history" also the largest in-kind political contribution? And where's the Fairness Doctrine when you need it? Considering that here in the U.S. the Peacock Network's three-hour Gore infomercial on global warming lost out in the ratings to "Cops" and "America's Funniest Home Videos," Gore's claim may be open to question. Live Earth, in fact, may have been America's funniest home video. Ever. (07/10/07)

The paper Global Warming: Forecasts by Scientists versus Scientific Forecasts by Green and Armstrong, which was presented at the International Symposium on Forecasting in June 2007, has been extensively revised for publication in a Special Issue of Energy and Environment. The authors seek further peer review before they submit it to the journal review process. Download the pdf here. (07/10/07)

Global Warming Hot Air - Is all of the hot air coming from Kennedy causing global warming? - By Michael Kraft - "The next time you see John Stossel or Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity - these flat-earthers, these corporate toadies, lying to you, lying to the American public, and telling you that global warming doesn't exist," Kennedy said, "you send an email to their advertisers and tell them that you are not going to buy their products anymore." "...Who are nothing more than corporate toadies for companies like Exxon and Southern Company, these villainous companies that consistently put their private financial interest ahead of American interest and ahead of the interest of all of humanity. This is treason and we need to start treating them now as traitors." (welcome to the anti-capitalism, anti-america mind of a liberal) I would expect nothing but this kind of liberal socialist dribble from a Kennedy. (07/10/07)

Climate Expert Questions Gore's Global Warming Campaign - By Greg Flakus - This past weekend concerts took place around the world to focus attention on the problem of global warming, which former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says is the greatest single threat facing humankind today. Most of the world's scientists agree that it is a problem and that it is largely caused by human use of fossil fuels, which produce so-called greenhouse gases that trap the Earth's heat. Al Gore and scientists who wrote the United Nations report on climate change say the debate is over and the time has come to act. But some prominent climate scientists are objecting to that, claiming that the debate has yet to even begin. VOA's Greg Flakus recently spoke to one of them and filed this report from Fort Collins, Colorado. (07/10/07)

Garlic fights Global Warming - There is an exciting new weapon in the arsenal against global warming: The lowly garlic clove. Despite all the demonization against CO2 emissions, the dirty little secret is that a much more potent gas attributing to global warming is methane, and one of the major sources of methane emission is...cow flatulence. (07/10/07)

UK: Methane-belching cows add to global warming - BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Finding a way to help cows belch less can help reduce global warming, a United Kingdom scientist said Monday. Michael Abberton, a scientist at the UK-based Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, noted the average dairy cow belches out about 100 to 200 liters of methane each day. He said diet changes are a key potential factor in reducing this greenhouse gas. "There is a common misperception about how methane gets into the atmosphere," he said. "It is actually through belching rather than the other end." (07/10/07)

Global Warming - Can scientists be blindly trusted? - By Brian Bloom - Introduction - Arising from earlier articles which I published on the subject of the possible causes of Global Warming, I have been in email communication with three "heavyweights" in the fields of Physics, Geophysics, Astronomy and Chemistry. These gentlemen have taken the trouble to point out where, as a layman, my knowledge of science was deficient. They have also educated me in the processes involved in the phenomenon - as they see these processes. Of the three, one is committed to the linkage between Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming. The other two are not. I thank them for straightening out my thinking, and for enabling me to write the article below which sets out the state of play. (07/10/07)

Assembly committee approves fuel standards bills - By SAMANTHA YOUNG, Associated Press Writer - (AP) An Assembly committee on Monday reversed itself on a pair of global warming bills, approving new fuel standards that last week it had deemed too burdensome on industry. Democrats mustered the bare minimum votes in the Assembly Transportation Committee to pass bills by Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, which she called solid steps toward meeting California's new greenhouse gas emission targets. (07/10/07)

And from our socialist friends...(photo of drowning polar bear included, of course)
Congress feels the heat on global warming - By Jane Cutter - Acknowledges climate change is real - It sounds like the lead-in to a comedy routine. On June 27, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill stating that global warming is a "reality." The bill passed 272-155. - One can only suppose that the polar bears that drowned while trying to swim between melting ice caps feel validated. (07/10/07)

Today's editorial: Fees to 'solve' global warming
$130 million for alternative-fuels research?
- An Orange County Register Editorial - When elected officials seek to save the world, they seldom mention the price. Now the bill is beginning to come due on California's ambitiously titled - some might say arrogantly titled - Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. When considering climate-related issues, we should be mindful that not all scientists are persuaded that significant global warming is occurring, or even occurring beyond natural fluctuations, or if occurring at all that it necessarily poses a threat or that man's contribution is significant, for good or bad. This hasn't stopped governmental saviors from building a host of mandates and regulations on that bed of sand. (07/10/07)

Truth in Global Warming - Mr. Dingell's inconvenient tax - This week's prize for honest liberalism goes to Michigan's John Dingell, who is having fun with his fellow Democrats while also making a useful point about the politics of global warming. The venerable Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee--first elected in 1955--has announced that he plans to introduce as early as this week a new tax on carbon emissions. Now, that's the way to clear a Capitol Hill hearing room. Americans are already miffed at paying $3 a gallon for gasoline, a fact that has the Members assailing oil companies on a daily basis. So the last thing Democrats seeking re-election want to do is pile on another dollar or two a gallon in taxes--especially in the name of "saving the planet" from the speculative danger of global warming 50 or 100 years from now. Their voters have to deal with the more immediate danger of missing the mortgage payment. (07/10/07)

TRUTH IN GLOBAL WARMING - Rep. John Dingell's (D-Mich.) tongue-in-cheek proposal for a tax on carbon emissions serves a useful point on the realities of global warming politics. It's one thing to get Americans to pay 100 bucks to hear Madonna at a "Live Earth" concert, but quite another to accept that energy prices would have to rise by many multiples to make even a degree's worth of difference to the world's climate, says the Wall Street Journa.l (07/10/07)

Heat waves vs. global warming - By J.D. Mullane - I didn't watch the "Live Earth" concert, the worldwide extravaganza that spotlighted the global warming issue. I had my fill of Duran Duran back in the 1980s, thanks. Besides, a lot of us already know about global warming. It's as old as Elton John's hairpiece, which is to say it's been around at least 25 years. However, I really can't fault any of the young "Live Earth" concertgoers who fear global climate change. Hot weather is sticky, uncomfortable and, in severe cases, causes hairy fat guys to doff their shirts in public. Since I am old enough to remember Elton John when he still had his own hair, I will allay fears that somehow global climate change is not survivable, "Live Earth" hype to the contrary. (07/10/07)

Live Earth: Dead on arrival - The global warming concerts were little more than a marketing stunt for aging stars desperate for a stage. 'IF YOU WANT to save the planet, I want you to start jumping up and down. Come on, mother-[bleepers]!" Madonna railed from the stage at London's Live Earth concert Saturday. "If you want to save the planet, let me see you jump!" You just can't beat that. What else could capture the canned juvenilia of a 48-year-old centimillionaire - who owns nine homes and has a "carbon footprint" nearly 100 times larger than the norm - hectoring a bunch of well-off, aging hipsters to show their Earth-love by jumping up and down like children? I suppose she could have said, "Now put your right foot in / Take your right foot out / Right foot in / Then you shake it all about... That's what climate change is all about." (07/10/07)

Missing the point - ACCORDING to the organizers, the Live Earth concerts on the weekend were watched by about two billion people around the world. Since most of them would have had to watch it on television, or listen to it on radio, that amounts to an astonishing and extravagant use of electricity, the conservation of which was one of the causes Live Earth was supposed to promote. That's just one of the many ironies surrounding this bizarre exercise. Those ironies were not lost on the performers themselves. At one concert, a singer asked everyone in the crowd who had not flown in on a private jet to raise their hands. Everyone but the band did. Most of the performers who appeared in the nine huge concerts held on all seven continents would have arrived by jet. Lenny Kravitz did not paddle his canoe to Rio de Janeiro. Madonna, who was the headliner of the London concert, has been called "a climate-change catastrophe" by the British News of the World tabloid -- she owns nine houses, more cars than some cab companies and a private jet that she uses to tour. (07/10/07)

Katrina devastation not unrivaled, analysis finds - By ERIC BERGER - If the Great Storm of 1900 had hit Galveston two years ago, it would have inflicted $72 billion in damage, nearly as much as Hurricane Katrina, researchers say. (07/10/07)

Is this guy an idiot or what?
Top Global Warming Advocate: Jupiter & Saturn Closer To Sun Than Earth - Live Earth kingpin dismantles his own credibility on national radio as propaganda bandwagon is massive flop. Live Earth's half empty stadiums and lackluster TV viewing figures were preceded by another embarrassment after one of the propaganda bandwagon's kingpins and a top global warming advocate responded to a question about solar-system wide climate change by claiming that Jupiter, Mars and Saturn were closer to the sun than Earth.
David Mayer de Rothschild is the youngest child (born 1978) of Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, of the British wing of the Rothschild banking family. Rothschild's recent book, 77 Essential Skills to Stop Climate Changes, calls for ordinary people to limit outward behavior and even work at home and was used as part of the PR blitz to accompany the Live Earth project. (07/09/07)

The confessions of a former global warmer - By Russ Steele - Dr. David Evans worked for the Australian Greenhouse Office from 1999 to 2005. He recently declared, "I used to believe that carbon emissions probably caused global warming." Now he explains how he came to distrust the science and the political motives of those supporting claims of CO2 generated global warming. This short paper by Dr Evans is an awesome indictment of the whole anthropogenic CO2 charade. Please read it and tell me if you still believe Al Gore is right. Download D-Evans2007.pdf (07/09/07)

See, I Told You So: Algore's Live Earth Bombs - RUSH: Yes, yes, of course we are going to review Live Earth, but not for a whole lot of time, folks, because it was a bomb. It was an absolute disaster. I think the whole Live Earth thing ended up being a joke. It didn't move anyone. They had a whole bunch of sixties relics showing up. These bands that were there -- I told you this -- there was no A-listers on the whole bill. (07/09/07)

Al Gore's global warming - Creating guilt, fear - Regarding Al Gore's July 8 Outlook article, "To the rescue of our planet in danger / This generation has both an opportunity and an obligation": We Americans love our freedom. And our freedom is largely expressed by the ways we use energy: the cars we drive and the houses we build. Most of us will not change our energy habits unless we are convinced that it is in our or the world's best interest. That's why Gore and his followers have to create guilt and fear around the issue. (07/09/07)

Live Earth branded a foul-mouthed flop - Live Earth has been branded a foul-mouthed flop. Organisers of the global music concert - punctuated by swearing from presenters and performers - had predicted massive viewing figures. But BBC's live afternoon television coverage attracted an average British audience of just 900,000. (07/09/07)

Is Live Earth's Fizzle Beginning of the End of Global Warming Alarmism? - By Noel Sheppard - The reviews are in for Saturday's international effort to save the planet from global warming, and the news isn't good for folks like soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore and his band of not so merry sycophants. From boring acts, to poor attendance, and folks actually leaving early out of sheer frustration, the concerts appear to have failed miserably. (07/09/07)

The Live Earth Global Warming Fraud - If global warming is such a threat, why did Al Gore and a who's who list of left-wing celebrities repeatedly fly around the globe this weekend to put on the Live Earth climate change propaganda fest? (07/09/07)

Was Live Earth a Fraud? - By Eliot Van Buskirk - Live Earth organizer Al Gore claims his July 7th event was carbon neutral, because the organization bought carbon credits to offset the greenhouse gases it produced. Staff drove hyper-efficient Smart Cars and bio-desel Mercedes to ferry performers around the venues, and the shows generated lots of anti-global-warming money for Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection. (07/09/07)

Diana ratings dwarf Live Earth - The British TV audience for the Live Earth concerts was less than a third of that for last week's Concert for Diana. (07/09/07)

Global Warming is So Yesterday - Thomas Lifson - My very favorite excuse for low attendance at the much-ballyhooed worldwide Live Earth global warming concerts yesterday came from Johannesburg, where concert organizer John Langford "believes extremely cold weather... kept people away from the concert." Well I suppose that if you are trying to whip up fears about global warming, cold weather does tend to dampen enthusiasm somewhat (07/09/07)

DOUBTS AND LAURELS - Did Live Earth pass the green test? - With files from Reuters, AFP, AP and CP. - NEW YORK -- They rocked the world, but as the clean-up at nine climate-change gigs around the globe wraps up, many wonder if the galaxy of pop stars did much to change it. U.S. and British media were generally underwhelmed yesterday by Live Earth, the mega-concert organized by former U.S. vice-president and green campaigner Al Gore, which, though built on the model of Live Aid and Live 8, did not create as much positive buzz. Madonna, who closed the London show, was particularly harshly criticized. The News of the World tabloid, Britain's biggest-selling newspaper, detailed estimates of Madonna's carbon emissions from nine houses, a fleet of cars, a private jet and the Confessions tour, calling her a "climate-change catastrophe." (07/09/07)

Living Through Live Earth - Or testing the limits of human awareness. - By Mark Hemingway - In case you've been living under a rock, you likely didn't miss the media orgy that accompanied Al Gore's Live Earth festivities this past weekend. With Live Earth's seven concerts on all seven continents on 7.07.07 available on dozens of TV stations, both satellite radio networks, terrestrial radio, and streaming live on the web, the world rocked for global warming. (07/09/07)

Gore gets down: Forget science, let's party! - Someone was missing from the lineup at Saturday's Live Earth concerts, created by Al Gore to raise alarm about global warming. If only 1980s flash-in-the-pan Buster Poindexter had been there to perform his 1987 hit "Hot! Hot! Hot!", more people would have better understood the dire situation in which humanity finds itself. If you think that's silly, consider the idea that we'll save the planet by having a worldwide pop concert. It worked so well with Africa, you know. Of course, the whole idea is not to educate or inform. It's to scare. A bunch of air-headed pop musicians preening on about how we have to "act now" to save the planet from the miniscule rise in global temperature scientists estimate will occur over the next century is sure to frighten some teeny boppers into voting Democrat in the next election. (07/09/07)

Global Warming - Is Carbon Dioxide Getting a Bad Rap? - By Joseph D'Aleo - With the prospect of climate change legislation that could cost American families up to $4,500 per year by 2015, and talk of using technology to sequester carbon through well drilling, which Michael Economides estimates could cost up to $7.2 trillion - or 60 times the current costs of drilling (Energy Tribune, June 2007) - it is ever more critical to determine whether we do in fact have a problem with carbon dioxide. Despite the 90 percent certainty that man is behind recent global warming trends, the word "uncertainty" appears 494 times in the recent "Summary for Policymakers," produced by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (07/09/07)

Responding to "Green Politics" - Conclusion - One quickly discovers that upon closer examination, there is a large and growing body of evidence demonstrating that "global warming" is simply a natural phenomenon, completely unrelated to human causation. I could literally spend the next several months recounting the data but I must bring this series to a conclusion and connect it to its theological considerations-why does it matter to the Church and why should Christians be equipped to respond to "green politics?" (07/09/07)

New State Global Warming Laws - I hope Californians are happy that they're saving the world when they become poor trying to scrounge money to afford the $6/gallon gas to take them to work each day. And I'd place money on the bet that when gas prices climb, it will be politicians blaming energy companies instead of their own policies for the high prices. (07/09/07)

Canadian climatologist says sun causing global warming - By Dennis T. Avery - Another scientist has added his voice to the Global Warming debate. Canadian climatologist Tim Patterson says the sun drives the earth's climate changes - and Earth's current global warming is a direct result of a long, moderate 1,500-year cycle in the sun's irradiance. (07/09/07)

LIVE EARTH JOHANNESBURG OFFICIALS BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE FOR POOR TURN-OUT - Officials at Live Earth Johannesburg have blamed the effects of climate change for poor audience attendance at Saturday's (07Jul07) South African event. Organiser John Langford believes extremely cold weather in the region - it snowed last week (ends06Jul07) for the first time in a quarter of a century - kept people away from the concert, which starred Joss Stone. (07/08/07)

Star's carbon footprint out of step with Live Earth ideals - LIVE Earth had the admirable aim of raising awareness for a problem - climate change - too many just want to ignore. But even as an estimated 2 billion (yeah right) people watched its concerts across seven continents organisers were again forced to defend charges of hypocrisy. The latest attacks came after US television network Fox revealed Live Earth's London headline act, pop star Madonna, had invested in some of America's most polluting companies. (07/08/07)

SCIENCE Magazine Waffles on Warming - By James Lewis - SCIENCE magazine is the flagship journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which is the professional advocacy group for scientists in the United States. SCIENCE is both the profession's political journal (telling readers how to get government grants, for example), and it also has original findings. So it has an openly political side, as well as a real science side. The last issue of SCIENCE is waffling like mad on the global warming fad, warning its readers that it may not be so settled a question. (07/08/07)

Greenland Ice Find Debunks Al Gore's Global Warming Theories - By Noel Sheppard - Just in time for worldwide concerts to draw attention to the planet's imminent doom at the hands of anthropogenic global warming, a new find in Greenland suggests that much of the hysteria in Al Gore's schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth" has absolutely no basis in scientific fact. (07/07/07)

Hostages to a hoax - So you think I'm defying the scientific facts on climate change? Well, think again, says Martin Durkin - I COULD not have upset the soft-left, soft-green middle classes more if I had crept in their kitchens and snuck genetically modified tomatoes in their paninis. Why did I make the film The Great Global Warming Swindle? The head of science programs at Britain's Channel 4, Hamish Mykura (who has a PhD in environmental science), asked me to. He suspected the global warming alarm was not based on solid science. So did his predecessor, Sara Ramsden, who was also eager to make a film in this area. I was an experienced science documentary producer used to handling complex subjects. So what was our conclusion, after months of research that involved talking to hundreds of scientists and wading through mountains of science papers? It's all codswallop. The notion of man-made global warming started life as a wild, eccentric theory and, despite throwing billions of dollars at it, scientists have failed to stand it up. Man-made global warming is unmitigated nonsense. (07/07/07)

Global Insanity Over Global Warming - 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. Not surprisingly, the source of all warmth, our Sun, is emerging as the major contributor to climate change with atmospheric carbon dioxide being a minor player producing only marginal effects on temperature. (07/07/07)

Global warming concerts: A lot of hot air? - The Live Earth show might leave a big environmental footprint but supporters say it could push people to action. - By Steve Hargreaves - NEW YORK ( -- We've all seen them. The "No Blood for Oil" bumper stickers on the Grand Cherokees, "Save the Whales" pasted on the back of an old, smoke-belching '77 Volvo. So when anti-global warming activists throw eight concerts on six continents this Saturday - the biggest charity concert ever, with 150 big-name acts and an expected audience of 2 billion - is there reason to think the hundreds of thousands of fans driving to stadiums and chugging bottled water by the caseload may actually do more environmental harm than good? (07/06/07)

Global Warming: it's not caused by greenhouse gases says academic - By Julia Harris - An Australian academic has spoken out against the popular view that global warming is caused by greenhouse gas emissions. He believes that global warming and climate change are caused by cycles in the sun's electro-magnetic radiation. He says scientists are taking a narrow view and politicians are making policy with the wrong information. (07/06/07)

Al Gore's Live Earth: Has Global Warming Hysteria 'Jumped the Shark' - By John Berlau - This weekend, rock stars will jet around the world, cars and buses will clog traffic, and elaborate sound stages will be set up to burn massive amounts of fuel to send the message to fans at home that they had better conserve their energy or face the allegedly dire threat of global warming. (07/06/07)

Live Earth concert organizers may not care about global warming - It is an uphill battle for green-themed Live Earth organizers to pull off concerts around the world in the name of curbing global warming while avoiding their own contribution to landfill and emissions from the event. Animal lovers have already complained that the meaty food sold on the sidelines is cruel and wastes energy. (07/06/07)

I'm working on confidential project on global warming, Kafeel told parents - BANGALORE: "I am involved in a large scale confidential project. It is about global warming. I cannot reveal the details. It involves a lot of travelling. I have to present a lot of papers at various places. The project has to be started in the United Kingdom. After starting it there, I will come back to Bangalore and continue it from here. (07/06/07)

Rock stars tackle cynics as well as climate change - By Mike Collett-White - LONDON (Reuters) - More famous for Learjets and limousines than green living, pop stars performing at Saturday's Live Earth environmental concerts face widespread cynicism from fans, commentators and campaigners alike. (07/06/07)

Live Earth fighting concert fatigue - Saturday's 7-continent, A-list event against climate change is being met with low-grade enthusiasm. Organizers' goal is to inspire. - By Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer - Exactly how often can you stage a once-in-a-lifetime event? That's the challenge Saturday for the organizers of Live Earth, the latest in a long line of huge concerts-for-a-cause. This time the issue is global warming - which is fitting considering the event isn't generating quite as much heat as hoped. (07/06/07)

Live Earth Hypocrisy: Selling Meat at Concerts to Save the Environment - By Noel Sheppard - Most right-thinking people that have been following the goings on of soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore and his sycophant devotees have been having a lot of fun pointing out the hypocrisies in the upcoming Live Earth concerts. Even better than this being accomplised by conservatives, a truly delicious irony has been identified by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals concerning vendors selling hamburgers and hot dogs at the event. (07/06/07)

Eat-meating spider and "balloon fish" raise alarms; some speculate global-warming - An eat-meating spider known as a "bogu" among Turkish people has been found at a flower-seller's shop in Akatlar, leading to alarm among some. One expert commented that he had never seen this type of spider before in Istanbul, and that the spider must have come from Antalya or Izmir, and that its poison had a different affect on different species according to their size and systems. (07/06/07)

World's oldest DNA sheds light on global warming - Using the world's oldest recovered DNA, a new study suggests Greenland was much warmer than previously thought during the last Ice Age and natural global warming trends may be as significant as human-induced warming. The international study, published Thursday in the journal Science, was co-written by University of Alberta glaciologist Dr. Martin Sharp. (07/05/07)

Global warming concerts: A lot of hot air? - The Live Earth show might leave a big environmental footprint but supporters say it could push people to action - By Steve Hargreaves, staff writer - NEW YORK ( -- We've all seen them. The "No Blood for Oil" bumper stickers on the Grand Cherokees, "Save the Whales" pasted on the back of an old, smoke-belching '77 Volvo. So when anti-global warming activists throw eight concerts on six continents this Saturday - the biggest charity concert ever, with 150 big-name acts and an expected audience of 2 billion - is there reason to think the hundreds of thousands of fans driving to stadiums and chugging bottled water by the caseload may actually do more environmental harm than good? (07/05/07)

Lingam meltdown not caused by global warming: Experts - NEW DELHI: The melting of the Amarnath stalagmite may be used by some as a good icon to rake up global warming but scientists have warned people not to jump to a conclusion and link the two with such ease. They say that the problem may have more to do with local management of tourism rather than any global or even regional phenomenon. (07/05/07)

Obama & Clinton Armwrestle for Global Warming - Top presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will armwrestle each other in Las Vegas next week. The charity event will benefit global warming research. (07/04/07)

My Italian half is embarrassed!
Italians fight global warming by shedding their ties
By Elisabeth Rosenthal
- ROME: Last week, when employees at Eni, the largest power company in Italy, turned on their computers, a survey popped up on the screen: Would they be willing to relinquish suits and ties for the summer so that Eni could turn down its central air-conditioning, saving money and reducing carbon emissions? Ninety percent said yes. (07/04/07)

Off topic but awesome!

Global Warming Hype salutes Brad Butterworth, Ed Baird, and the crew of Alinghi as Switzerland becomes only the third country to successfully defend the America's Cup in the MOST SPECTACULAR AC RACE EVER!

Alinghi shatter NZ's America's Cup dream - Reuters -- DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER: Alinghi has won the 32nd America's Cup in Valencia, downing Team New Zealand in the seventh race of the best-of-nine series by just 1 second. "It was obviously pretty close but all credit to Alinghi. They sailed well, kept it close, kept on sailing the way they do and beat us fair and square," said New Zealand general manager Grant Dalton. (07/03/04)

New Poll: 56 Percent of British Aren't Buying Global Warming Hooey - By Noel Sheppard - So, the debate's over? Well, not so fast, 'cause I got your consensus right here! According to a new poll done in England, a majority of British citizens aren't buying the science is settled nonsense that folks like soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore and his band of not so merry global warming alarmists are peddling from sea to shining sea. For those with climate change derangement syndrome, that means in England, you'd be in the minority. (07/03/07)

Public doubts on global warming - By Matthew Weaver - A new Ipsos Mori poll will make alarming reading for environmental campaigners, and anyone else concerned about climate change. (07/03/07)

Readers React Angrily to Global Warming Column - Remember, 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. 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 that global warming is no longer a debatable subject, and told me that I was horribly out of touch for believing otherwise. (07/02/07)

Newsweek Quiz: What Isn't Causing Global Warming?
Relying on the IPCC report and one-sided experts, the magazine lets the Sun off the hook for climate change.
- By Jeff Poor, Business & Media Institute - Newsweek magazine has no doubt about what is and isn't causing global warming. In a Cosmo style quiz, the July 9 issue asked readers: "Which of these is not causing global warming today? A) Sport Utility Vehicles B) Rice Fields C) Increased Solar Output." The answer, according to co-authors Sharon Begley and Andrew Murr is increased solar output - and laid most of the blame on humans. (07/02/07)

Responding to "Green Politics" - Part V - A recent report in Canada's National Post reads "The polar ice cap is shrinking, laying bare deep gullies in the landscape and the climate is the warmest it has been in decades or perhaps centuries." Sounds scary, doesn't it? Well it is if you're a Martian! According to NASA, data collected from the Mars Odyssey mission reveals that Mars is also experiencing "global warming." NASA scientist William Feldman said, "In some low-latitude areas, the ice has already dissipated." Following a recent analysis of the first twelve months of data collected from Mars, scientists are accumulating evidence that climatic changes similar to Earth's are also occurring on the only other planet in the solar system where climate is now being studied. (07/02/07)

When Physics Trumps Hysteria in Global Warming - By Michael R. Fox Ph.D. - Studiously hidden from public view are some extraordinary findings in physics which are providing new understanding of our planetary history, as well as providing a much more plausible scientific understanding of Global Warming. Regrettably, the current hysteria about global warming is based much more on fear, political agendas, and computer models that don't agree with each other or the climate, rather than hard-nosed evidence and science. (07/02/07)

Book Review: 'The Chilling Stars; A New Theory of Climate Change' - By Michael R. Fox Ph.D. - This is a book review of 'The Chilling Stars; A New Theory of Climate Change' written by Henrik Svensmark and Nigel Calder, Copyright 2007. This extremely important book summarizes the most recent findings in the physics of global warming. New geological findings are also described which rely upon similar physics for their explanation. It not only advances our knowledge of the workings of our solar system and its interactions with cosmic radiation, it offers scientifically valid descriptions of the early history of the Earth hundreds of millions of year ago. It also describes a plausible theory of climate physics to explain the cause of the current global warming. It is backed up with some excellent new experimental physics data. (07/02/07)

Skeptic becoming indoctrinated.
How my skepticism on global warming took a real battering - By DAN BURGLASS - GOOD riddance to flaming June and welcome to what we hope might just be a more pleasant July. I have to admit to a degree of asceticism on global warming, but those doubts are now increasingly in reverse gear. (07/02/07)

Global Warming Gag Orders - By Jan Baughman - While polar bears struggle for their very existence with the melting of their Arctic habitat, biologists at the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) are forbidden from discussing polar bears, climate change, or sea ice during foreign travel without prior approval to assure they understand the government's policy on these matters. A March 2007 memo to the Alaska division of FWS stated, "Please be advised that all foreign travel requests (SF1175 requests) and any future travel requests involving or potentially involving climate change, sea ice and/or polar bears will also require a memorandum from the regional director to the director indicating who'll be the official spokesman on the trip and the one responding to questions on these issues, particularly polar bears." (07/02/07)

Dengue fever, DDT and global warming myths - Is this epidemic due to Global warming, as the IHT (NYTime European paper) claims? If so, then why did one fifth of the population of Philadelphia die of Yellow fever, a disease that is carried by the same mosquito as Dengue, back in 1790's? Or is it merely the latest upsurge of an epidemic cycle that is now more easily diagnosed in the increasingly urban third world? Or is another epidemic that can be laid at the feet of Rachel Carson's crusade to save birds from DDT? I don't know. None of these articles discuss the possibility that the increase of Dengue, like the increase of Malaria, is due to the pull back of using DDT to control the vectors. (07/02/07)

British Military, Global Warming and "the day after tomorrow" - By Ian Brockwell - With most scientists and politicians telling us that Global Warming (Climate Change) will probably not affect our planet until the middle or end of this century, it may come as some surprise that the head of Britain's armed forces Jock Stirrup, has suggested the threat to security that Global Warming could bring, should be built into military planners calculations. Stirrup commented "If temperatures rise towards the upper end of the forecast range we could already start to see serious physical consequences by 2040 - and that is if things get no worse..... If things do get worse you don't need to come very much forward from 2040 before, in my terms at least, you are talking about the day after tomorrow" (07/02/07)

How Vegan Flatulence Contributes to Global Warming: New Research in New York City - Greenwich Village, N.Y. -- You can definitely smell it, but you can't see it. The United States Department of Agriculture has released reports stating that when you smell vegan flatulence, you're also smelling greenhouse gas emissions. That will be the focus of new research that might happen right here in the Village. (07/01/07)

Glenn Reynolds calls Al Gore a Fuddy-Duddy - By Tim Lambert - What fascinates about Al Gore is not - as this article from the Chicago Sun-Times shows so clearly - that he is full of hooey when it comes to his global warming "scientific" pronouncements. It is that so many people believe him and that he is more popular than ever. (07/01/07)

Global warming - the musical - Fringe show takes a satirical look at climate change - By Tim Lai, Entertainment Reporter - With his hair slicked back and a dark suit, Doug Morency would look the part of a politician. A couple of extra pounds here and there under his loose-fitting shirt and he would completely pull off the politician-turned-environmental-champion-turned-pop-icon look. "Sadly, I had to take some off," says Morency with a wry smile, as the rest of the cast for An Inconvenient Musical rehearsed numbers at the Tranzac Club on Brunswick Avenue. "I'm glad Al Gore is getting bigger and bigger because I'm more and more suiting him." (07/01/07)

'Live Earth' could take lesson in credibility - By John Sinkevics, The Grand Rapids Press - "Live Earth" has a nice ring to it. It also has a ring around its collar. The much-hyped set of worldwide concerts next Saturday aims to draw attention to the global warming crisis -- getting a boost from former Vice President Al Gore -- with stars such as The Police, Kanye West, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Metallica. But the rockers-, rappers- and poppers-for-the environment spectacle has drawn as much criticism as it has praise from skeptics and bloggers across the very planet that Live Earth is trying to save. (07/01/07)

Al Gore's Movie Is Full of Lies and Distortions - If there were good facts behind "Global Warming" they wouldn't have to lie about it. Many of the assertions Gore makes in his movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," have been refuted by science, both before and after he made them. Gore can show sincerity in his plea for scientific honesty by publicly acknowledging where science has rebutted his claims. (07/01/07)

Off Course - By Karla Dial - The National Association of Evangelicals is leading its member churches into the political wilderness. Richard Cizik is no stranger to controversy. As vice president of government affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), Cizik has generated plenty of headlines - and cries of protest from fellow believers - for his increasingly caustic comments on what he sees as human-caused global warming. But Cizik staked out new territory on the topic in early April, when he spoke at a daylong global-warming conference sponsored by Newsweek magazine. Not content to merely repeat his mantra about global warming being "a moral and spiritual issue," he dropped a major political bombshell. "The National Association of Evangelicals," he declared, "has every intention of making [global-warming legislation] a litmus test for evangelical support." (07/01/07)

Ocean life blooming from global warming - Microscopic plants, freed from icy prisons, start a chain reaction - By Christopher Lee - WASHINGTON POST - Scientists have documented that global warming is causing the Antarctic ice sheet to shrink, with large chunks breaking off and forming free-floating icebergs in a trend that could portend substantial rises in global sea levels.
Now, a team of California-based researchers has discovered that those new islands of ice are breeding grounds for life in the Weddell Sea. As the icebergs melt, they release bits of rock, dirt and other debris, which enhance the growth of phytoplankton. Those microscopic plants attract krill -- small crustaceans that feed on them -- and the krill draw fish and fishing birds, and so on up the food chain, creating what the scientists call "hot spots" for ocean life. (07/01/07)

Global warming - Sir - In the Fifties, forecasting the weather was as simple as glancing at the barometer. However, our barometer could be relied upon to remain stuck on "rain to fair". I knew I could always depend on the weather forecasts from Radio Eireann, which, reassuringly, used words like "might" and "possibly". Needless to say, there was no talk of global warming in the hazy Fifties. (07/01/07)

Wild Is the Wind - By LISA MARGONELLI - The better science gets at describing climate change with computer models and probabilities, the harder it is for the rest of us to understand. Recently I've resorted to an admittedly lazy mixture of superstition and branding: every big hurricane, every freak April snowstorm, every early-blooming tulip is mentally tagged: "Brought to you by global warming." But of course, this is more "mediarology" than meteorology, to borrow a term from one of the scientists Chris Mooney interviews in his new book, "Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming." (07/01/07)

Nuclear Energy Has New Momentum - By JAY LINDSAY - Associated Press - Thanks to global warming, nuclear energy is hot again. Its promise of abundant, carbon emissions-free power is being pushed by the president and newly considered by environmentalists. But any expansion won't come cheap or easy. (07/01/07)




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