Posts tagged global warming
Those tornadoes in Oklahoma were devastating, and its tragic that lives were lost. Democrats are already trying to blame it on Global Warming, and the fact that Republicans are “deniers” and making trouble somehow. When I was a kid I’d heard all the fear mongering over the weather patterns in the ’70′s. Between shorts of Schoolhouse Rock, they’d have little snippets of kid’s news blaming a new ice age coming for all the bad weather- and know what was freezing the planet? Greedy Americans.
You can see the whole article over at DenisDutton.
Two scientists who teach at the San Jose State University Climate department thought it was hilarious to burn books they disagree with- before they even attempted to read it. Ah, liberal book burners. Meet Dr. Alison Bridger, and Dr. Craig Clements. They are lifelong academics and liberals who hate the notion that they might get challenged on their science of blaming mankind for the weather.
Back before there were refrigerators, ice sellers would carve off portions of glaciers, river ice or whatever they could get their hands on to keep things cold. Now that we have refrigerators, it seems that this old practice is now illegal- at least in Chile. One enterprising go-getter was carving off ice from a glacier to sell as exotic ice cubes for drinks, and somehow ended up in jail for “theft.”
From the Guardian here:
Police hold man on suspicion of stealing five tonnes of ice from a glacier in Patagonia to sell as designer ice cubes for cocktails in bars and restaurants.
Police intercepted a refrigerated truck with an estimated £3,900 worth of illicit ice allegedly bound for whiskies, rums and cocktails in the capital Santiago.
The ingredients of ice are water, cold, and time. How the hell can you get arrested for stealing that? Its free and is lying on the ground. Nature will make plenty more! Is Chile really trying to claim that hundreds of millions of dollars of ice are creeping slowly across the ground? If ice is that valuable, they should just start mining it and selling it.
Back in 2009, Gore blabbed that he had some phony baloney proof that the Polar Ice Cap at the north pole would be completely melted this year. I don’t think that’s gonna happen Al. Thanks to Gateway Pundit here.
Time to put Al Gore on the list of failed Doomsday prognosticators and the Global Warming cult he leads with him. The planet is not going to warm up. To see a comparable list of failed doomsday predictions, go to LiveScience here.
I said it the other day and the Taiwanese animators agree- Canada gave the finger to Climate Change.
Stephen Harper’s conservative government just pulled out of the Kyoto treaty. He knew there was no way that they could achieve the unrealistic carbon reduction goals and didn’t want to have to fork over billions in penalties that a bunch of leftists from a former government had committed their nation to. Plus, they are making a mint on the Tar Sands, and that’s not going to stop.
Canada pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change Monday, saying the accord won’t help solve the climate crisis. It dealt a blow to the anti-global warming treaty, which has not been formally renounced by any other country.
The protocol, initially adopted in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997, is aimed at fighting global warming. Canada’s previous Liberal government signed the accord but did little to implement it and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government never embraced it.
The move saves Canada $14 billion in penalties for not achieving its Kyoto targets.
“To meet the targets under Kyoto for 2012 would be the equivalent of either removing every car, truck, ATV, tractor, ambulance, police car and vehicle of every kind from Canadian roads or closing down the entire farming and agriculture sector and cutting heat to every home, office, hospital, factory and building in Canada,” Kent said.
Harper’s Conservative government is reluctant to hurt Canada’s booming oil sands sector, which is the country’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gases and a reason it has reneged on its Kyoto commitments.
Canada produces “barely 2 percent” of global emissions and said the previous Liberal government signed onto Kyoto in 1997 without any intention of meeting its targets.
Way to go Canada! Just when I was beginning to think that your nation was maggoty with leftists and mad bombers, you go and do something smart.
Someone should punch her teachers in the face.
I just found out that James Hansen, the eco-religionist kook that is employed by NASA and uses his federally funded job to push a green-religion on Americans, was arrested alongside moonbat Daryl Hannah in Washington DC the other day.
From the Sacbee here:
The arrest of actress Daryl Hannah at a protest Tuesday outside the White House led to headlines. But it’s the detainment of NASA’s top scientist on climate change that’s generating talk.
James Hansen was arrested alongside Hannah and several other people at a sit-in to protest the Keystone XL project, a proposed $7-billion, 1,700-mile pipeline that would transport crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast. Environmentalists fear the project will destroy pristine forests and pave the way for another devastating oil spill, but proponents say it will create jobs and reduce the nation’s reliance on oil from places such as Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.
Hansen heads NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, which examines such hot-button issues as climate change and humans’ effect on the planet. Before being taken away by authorities, Hansen used a microphone to urge President Obama to act “for the sake of your children and grandchildren” and stop the pipeline project
Scientists in Switzerland have stumbled on a new and totally obvious cause to any climate change that happens on planet earth, and its not CO2 emissions. Its the sun. Just like everyone has been saying for years.
From the telegraph here:
The science is now all-but-settled on global warming, convincing new evidence demonstrates, but Al Gore, the IPCC and other global warming doomsayers won’t be celebrating. The new findings point to cosmic rays and the sun — not human activities — as the dominant controller of climate on Earth.
The research, published with little fanfare this week in the prestigious journal Nature, comes from über-prestigious CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, one of the world’s largest centres for scientific research involving 60 countries and 8,000 scientists at more than 600 universities and national laboratories. CERN is the organization that invented the World Wide Web, that built the multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider, and that has now built a pristinely clean stainless steel chamber that precisely recreated the Earth’s atmosphere.
In this chamber, 63 CERN scientists from 17 European and American institutes have done what global warming doomsayers said could never be done — demonstrate that cosmic rays promote the formation of molecules that in Earth’s atmosphere can grow and seed clouds, the cloudier and thus cooler it will be. Because the sun’s magnetic field controls how many cosmic rays reach Earth’s atmosphere (the stronger the sun’s magnetic field, the more it shields Earth from incoming cosmic rays from space), the sun determines the temperature on Earth.
So will leftists now admit that the debate is really settled? Of course not, because to them, the beliefs that mankind is evil and is killing the planet is a religious tenet. Saying it is the sun that causes global warming is tantamount to heresy.
Al Gore has opened his mouth again, and as usual, he is calling people racists, and equating bigotry, where people turned dogs and firehouses on black people to telling a friend that “Nah, that Global Warming stuff is probably bullshit.”
Al Gore’s Dad attempted to block the implementation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Democrats founded the racist domestic terror organization of the KKK to scare blacks away from voting Republican, and that has worked pretty well. Now Al Gore is saying that if you tell someone that Global Warming is BS then you have just turned a firehose on a black baby or something.
From the DailyCaller here:
One day climate change skeptics will be seen in the same negative light as racists, or so says former Vice President Al Gore.
“I remember, again going back to my early years in the South, when the Civil Rights revolution was unfolding, there were two things that really made an impression on me,” Gore said. “My generation watched Bull Connor turning the hose on civil rights demonstrators (Bull Connor was a Democrat) and we went, ‘Whoa! How gross and evil is that?’ My generation asked old people, ‘Explain to me again why it is okay to discriminate against people because their skin color is different?’ And when they couldn’t really answer that question with integrity, the change really started.”
The former vice president recalled how society succeeded in marginalizing racists and said climate change skeptics must be defeated in the same manner.
The same scientists that said we were all doomed this past weekend because of a giant Thunderstorm are the same dolts that are screaming about Global Warming. Think about the hysteria that so many people felt about Hurricane Irene. Fear was ginned up and fanned to the point that many Americans denuded the grocery stores of bottled water and other goods. I have seen thunderstorms roll through my neighborhood any summer evening with more power than Irene possessed. So Al Gore can kiss my ass if he expects me to blindly believe anything that anyone in the field of meteorology says- they deal with actual live data and get it wrong! Much less would I believe scientists in leftist universities who push the proposal that we eliminate energy to combat a problem that doesn’t seem to exist- using data that they have to make up because our hard scientific data can only be measured in the past 120 years accurately. And the Global Warming Scientists have been caught faking their data in the past.
No, I’m a skeptic, and proud of it.
Al Gore’s Dad applauded Bull Connor’s actions, and Al Gore probably tells racist jokes while he snorts coke off the asses of hotel massage therapists.
Al Gore has made millions of dollars by hokey carbon credit schemes based on his fantasy of Anthropogenic Global Warming. He may as well have been carrying a sandwich board and declaring the End is Nigh. The scientists have faked their data and their predictions are not panning out. And everyone is waking up to this fact that Global Warming is a hoax, and Al Gore’s world is falling apart around him. Read how he raved at a college in Colorado:
Gore recalled how not long ago tobacco giants “succeeded in delaying the implementation of the surgeon general’s report for 40 years – 40 years! In every one of those 40 years the average number of Americans killed by cigarettes each year exceeded the total number of Americans killed in all of World War II: 450,000 per year. My sister was one of them. … It was evil, evil, evil.”
The model of media manipulation used then, Gore said, “was transported whole cloth into the climate debate. And some of the exact same people — I can go down a list of their names — are involved in this. And so what do they do? They pay pseudo-scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: ‘This climate thing, it’s nonsense. Man-made CO2 doesn’t trap heat. It may be volcanoes.’ Bullshit! ‘It may be sun spots.’ Bullshit! ‘It’s not getting warmer.’ Bullshit!” Gore exclaimed.
“When you go and talk to any audience about climate, you hear them washing back at you the same crap over and over and over again,” he continued. “There’s no longer a shared reality on an issue like climate even though the very existence of our civilization is threatened. People have no idea! … It’s no longer acceptable in mixed company, meaning bipartisan company, to use the goddamn word climate. It is not acceptable. They have polluted it to the point where we cannot possibly come to an agreement on it.”
Keep in mind that the theory of Global Warming was developed in whole cloth in the past 20 years. In the early 70′s Gore’s same people, who are indeed pseudo-scientists, claimed that the planet was heading into another Ice Age and they claimed then that they had the data to prove it.
Al Gore, you are not that smart. The American people are not the mindless fools you wish us to believe. The only one spouting the bullshit is you.
Just the other day Gore called for a massive uprising against the US government like they were doing in Egypt. Gore is nothing but a leftist mob agitator- he wishes he was Robespierre during the French Revolution. Sounds like gore is pent up. He needs to date rape another hotel masseuse to relax.
Thanks to Michelle Malkin for the story.
If you are young and don’t really understand why there is such a big fuss about Global Warming and the pushback against it, here is something to help you understand.
But of course, don’t let solid facts dissuade your mob mentality and emotional response to my barbecues and gasoline in my truck.
Critters in one Mexican zoo have turned to ice cubes and this must be the fault of global warming according to Al Gore.
From the AP here:
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Thirty-five animals at a zoo in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua have frozen to death during the region’s coldest weather in six decades.
Serengeti Zoo owner Alberto Hernandez says 14 parrots, 13 serpents, five iguanas, two crocodiles and a capuchin monkey died. He said Saturday that power failures cut off electrical heating at the zoo in the town of Aldama.
Temperatures have dropped to 9 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 13 Celsius) in the area, the coldest weather in 60 years.
Reptiles freezing? Sure. Frozen monkeys? That’s kinda funny.
Lulzy news from the Onion about this wonderful global warming afflicting the nation:
There is a county park in Britain that is full of deer. For years parents have been bringing their kids to the park to see Santa’s Reindeer, where they live prior to their pickup on the big night of Christmas Eve. Lots of kids were traumatized when they saw icy corpses of deer sticking up through the ice as many of them drowned trying to walk across the recently frozen lake.
From the DailyMail here:
Children who visited a country park in the hope of seeing Father Christmas’ reindeer were left horrified when they saw several animals that had fallen through thin ice and drowned.
Visitors to Whitworth Hall Country Park, in County Durham, were greeted by the gruesome sight after at least eight deer and stags died during the big freeze.
Hoof marks could still be seen on the ice leading to where the deer broke through into the freezing lake.
‘We came especially to see the deer because the kids think this is where Santa’s reindeer live during the year before he comes to collect them for Christmas Eve.
I thought the world was getting too warm according to all those leftists out there? You mean that cold weather kills animals? Oh. My. God.
You don’t hear too much talk about global warming anymore. I wonder why? As Britain faces its worst wintry December in a century, all those Global Warmin’ fanatics are strangely silent. I think they are hoping the rest of us will forget their support for a global economic takeover based on lies that the planet is warming. Anyways, to illustrate just how poorly Britain is prepared for snow, they do not have snow removal paid by the government. So they send out their soldiers with entrenching tools- not a real snow shovel.
Those spades only make it back breaking on the soldier and you can’t scrape the street surfaces with that thing. They may be smiling as they walk away from their job, but they left the road underfoot as a solid sheet of ice. Hope no one tries to drive on that.
I think the Global Warming zealots finally wised up and stopped holding their confabs in wintry northern cities where no one would take them seriously because they would get snowed out. Instead they moved it to Mexico, where no one will take them seriously because they are praying to a Mayan god who demanded human sacrifice of girls where men would wear the skin of the dead girls.
From the WaPo here:
With United Nations climate negotiators facing an uphill battle to advance their goal of reducing emissions linked to global warming, it’s no surprise that the woman steering the talks appealed to a Mayan goddess Monday.
Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, invoked the ancient jaguar goddess Ixchel in her opening statement to delegates gathered in Cancun, Mexico, noting that Ixchel was not only goddess of the moon, but also “the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving. May she inspire you — because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools.”
“Excellencies, the goddess Ixchel would probably tell you that a tapestry is the result of the skilful interlacing of many threads,” said Figueres, who hails from Costa Rica and started her greetings in Spanish before switching to English. “I am convinced that 20 years from now, we will admire the policy tapestry that you have woven together and think back fondly to Cancun and the inspiration of Ixchel.”
Delegates from 193 countries are gathered in Cancun for the two-week meeting.
So just who was this goddess of the moon and weaving? According to a Mayan cultural site:
During this Mayan festival in the honor of Ixchel: the goddess of the Moon, beehives, fertility, medicine and weaving, a beautiful young woman was chosen by craftsmen and artisans to represent the goddess. This young woman was sacrificed by the priests and flayed.
Her skin was worn by a man who sat at a loom and pretended to weave, while the craftsmen danced around him in animal costumes. The ceremony was then completed when the worshippers engaged in bloodletting and then had a ritual bath.
To our modern sensibilities, this seems unbearably cruel, but to the ancient Maya, the offering of blood and life seemed to be the only suitable gift for their gods, for had not the gods themselves given their own lives to create the world? Once again, we cannot judge another age with the values of our own; only observe….and learn..
Love how they jammed an admonishment not to judge the culture. Bah! I’ll judge it by declaring that Cortez did the world a favor by bringing an end to this barbarianism. Savages and their filthy religions and false gods have no place in modern government, and it is just more proof that the Global Warming crew are a bunch of eco-worshipping idiots. Of course they want to end humanity. They should start by sacrificing themselves and maybe Ixchel will stop global warming. Its worth a try?
This is a real thing. Its a giant oven mit made for whackjob green environmental moonbats that want to be able to hump or hug or drool on those every quickly receding glaciers (LOL NOT) without letting their body heat contribute to melting them.
From ITP.nyu here:
This suit explores the avenue of “body” language and non-verbal communication. Intended for awkward introductory glacier encounters, it acts as an “ice breaker”, better enabling a person to lie prone on the surface of the glacier and give it a hug. Worn on the front of the body, the reflective padded material serves to mediate the difference in temperatures between the human body and the glacial ice.
I think the suit serves better as a profilactic keep the stink of patchouli oil and hemp smoke off of the glaciers. I wish to god polar bears would eat anyone trying to do this. And just how is the discerning urban dwelling moonbat supposed to get to a glacier to poke his ineffective wiener into it? On a bicycle? Or will they have to burn up loads of fossil fuels to get to one? But that’s okay, because Gaea understands.
Thanks to Michelle Malkin.
Harold Lewis is the Professor Emiritus of physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara. This is not a small physics lab. This place pumps out Nobel Prize winners. And the American Physical Society, after working hard to silence debate on Global Warming and climate change, has driven Hal Lewis to quit the society.
Hal’s resignation letter from the APS is printed in full at the Telegraph here:
…the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.
It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.
Lewis goes on to list the many instances where the APS has tried to stifle debate on global warming. And at the end he makes sure he lists his credentials and experience:
Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, former Chairman; Former member Defense Science Board, chmn of Technology panel; Chairman DSB study on Nuclear Winter; Former member Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Former member, President’s Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee; Chairman APS study on Nuclear Reactor Safety Chairman Risk Assessment Review Group; Co-founder and former Chairman of JASON; Former member USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Served in US Navy in WW II; books: Technological Risk (about, surprise, technological risk) and Why Flip a Coin (about decision making)
Science was something people could point at as absolute truth. Not anymore. It has become terminally corrupted by money and politics.
Global Warming doesn’t exist except in the minds of eco-worshipping zealots who want to see the government tax the very air you breathe. But in the Global Warming mythos, volcanoes are supposed to cause global cooling. So for those desperate to hold onto the quickly crumbling myth that was shattered by the leaked climate-gate emails, they are quick to deny that this latest eruption under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier will have any impact.
From Reuters here:
A vast cloud from an intensifying volcanic eruption in Iceland is too small so far to slow global warming as happened in 1991 with the explosion of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, experts say.
Cataclysmic eruptions, led by Pinatubo and Mount Chichon in Mexico in 1982 in the 20th century, spewed so much debris into the upper atmosphere that they cooled the planet for months, briefly offsetting the effect of industrial heat-trapping gases.
“This is not like Pinatubo. So far the scale is not big enough to have a global effect,” said Hans Olav Hygen, a climate researcher at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.
Okay, so a huge volcanic eruption that paralized air travel across Europe is too small to impact the climate. But cows farting in Nebraska does have an impact. See how they play this game?