Sunday, September 28, 2008
CO2Sceptics provides letter to USA Today on global warming
Some highlighted excerpts include:
"The difference between a scientist and propagandist is clear. If a scientist has a theory, he searches diligently for data that might contradict it so that he can test it further or refine it. The propagandist carefully selects only the data that agrees with his theory and dutifully ignores any that contradicts it. The global warming alarmists don't even bother with data! All they have are half-baked computer models that are totally out of touch with reality and have already been proven to be false."
"From the El Nino year of 1998 until Jan., 2007, the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere near its surface decreased some 0.25 C.
From Jan., 2007 until the Spring of 2008, it dropped a whopping 0.75 C."
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
This process also gives the politician a clean exit path. If they were wrong in the program, they have the persons to blame for misleading them. The politician always has a way to be the victim when things go wrong or to take full credit when things go right.
In the wreckage behind the politician there is a swath of persons willing to sell out on principle for their gain and well meaning, but misdirected persons. Either way it is a path of dead bodies and the politician lives to find another cause.
I find little sympathy for those scientists who will be left hanging with the blame when AGW blows up. It is insightful to read Atlas Shrugged with a focus on Dr. Robert Stadler - who become a sell-out, one who had great promise but squandered it for social approval, to the detriment of the free. He worked for the State Science Institute and thought he lead the project and direction, only to find he was a figure head being manipulated for the politicians.
When AGW blows up, you already know Al Gore will come out clean with hundreds of millions of dollars to his benefit.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The Old Farmer's Almanac is going further out on a limb than usual this year forecasting a cooler winter and suggesting we are in for global cooling for decades.
Tuesday saying a study of solar activity and corresponding records on ocean temperatures and climate point to a cooler, not warmer, climate.
"We at the Almanac are among those who believe that sunspot cycles and their effects on oceans correlate with climate changes," writes meteorologist and climatologist Joseph D'Aleo. "Studying these and other factor suggests that cold, not warm, climate may be our future."
Sunday, September 7, 2008
People should consider eating less meat as a way of combating global warming, says the UN's top climate scientist.
Rajendra Pachauri, who chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will make the call at a speech in London on Monday evening. UN figures suggest that meat production puts more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than transport. "The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has estimated that direct emissions from meat production account for about 18% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions," he told BBC News.
Transport, by contrast, accounts for just 13% of humankind's greenhouse gas footprint, according to the IPCC.
Dr Pachauri will be speaking at a meeting organised by Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), whose main reason for suggesting people lower their consumption of meat is to reduce the number of animals in factory farms.
Dr Pachauri has just been re-appointed for a second six-year term as chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning IPCC
CIWF's ambassador Joyce D'Silva states: "I would like governments to set targets for reduction in meat production and consumption," she said. "The NFU is committed to ensuring farming is part of the solution to climate change, rather than being part of the problem". Part of a negotiated climate change treaty, and it would be done fairly, so that people with little meat at the moment such as in sub-Saharan Africa would be able to eat more, and we in the west would eat less."
Britain's environment minister on Friday discounted arguments that global warming is man-made and said instead that the phenomenon is a naturally occurring event.
"Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of climate change, rather than King Canute-style vainly trying to stop it," Sammy Wilson said in an interview with the New Letter newspaper.
He described green campaigners' views on global warming as "hysterical psuedo-religion," and said he refused to "blindly accept" the need to make significant changes to the economy to stop climate change.
"The tactic used by the 'green gang' is to label anyone who dares disagree with their view of climate change as some kind of nutcase who denies scientific fact,"
He said he accepts that climate change can occur but argued that its cause is as yet unknown.
"Reasoned debate must replace the scaremongering of the green climate alarmists," he said.