Global Warming? Bring it On! Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Young   
Saturday, 22 November 2008 05:38
The argument propounded by the dubious United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on Anthropogenic (human-induced) Global Warming (AGW) is willfully fraudulent. The report has been vigorously and critically undermined, scientifically denounced and found wanting from both notable scientists here and abroad.


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“Global warming spreads malaria” Print E-mail
Written by SPPI   
Saturday, 15 November 2008 06:17
The scare: The Times of India reported in the autumn of 2008 that James H. Diaz, program director for environmental and occupational health at Louisiana State University, had said that as international travel increased and climate patterns changed the US was becoming a more stable ecosystem for malaria mosquitoes. Diaz said that warm, dry summers followed by heavy rain caused mosquitoes to rush their breeding and to seek out more blood meals, which in turn bred more mosquitoes in less time. He added that warmer climate in major US cities with heavy international air traffic, such as New York and Los Angeles, seemed to have created an environment in which infected mosquitoes could survive.


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The Cost and Futility of Trading Hot Air Print E-mail
Written by Christopher Monckton   
Sunday, 09 November 2008 15:00

Foreword – A Political Context

European and American statists, including activist NGOs like the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), assert that the moderate climate warming that is occurring today is a man-made catastrophe, and have embraced the dystopian fantasy that coercive policies for the elimination of fossil fuel production and usage can prevent or turn back the current warming cycle. They have, thus, made the “global warming planetary emergency” into the central plank of their ongoing campaigns for more centralized government.


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Observed Climate Change in Florida Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Monday, 03 November 2008 15:00
In October 2008, the Governor’s Action Team on Energy and Climate Change released a draft version of its 14-month effort of developing an Action Plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Florida. The impetus behind the creation of the Action Team and the development of the Action Plan grew out of a summit on climate change (“Serve to Preserve: A Florida Summit on Global Climate Change”) hosted by Governor Crist in July of 2007. This event “gathered leaders of business, government, science, and advocacy to examine the unique risks of climate change to Florida and the nation, and to explore the economic development opportunities available through an aggressive response to climate change.”


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Letter to Senator McCain Print E-mail
Written by Lord Monckton   
Sunday, 02 November 2008 15:00

Dear Senator McCain, Sir,

YOU CHOSE a visit to a wind-farm in early summer 2008 to devote an entire campaign speech to the reassertion of your belief in the apocalyptic vision of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change – a lurid and fanciful account of imagined future events that was always baseless, was briefly exciting among the less thoughtful species of news commentators and politicians, but is now scientifically discredited.


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Arctic Sea Ice Losses Print E-mail
Written by Chip Knappenberger   
Friday, 31 October 2008 12:14
Already various countries are setting into motion plans to take advantage of the potential opening of important shipping lanes through the Arctic waters. In the November 2008 issue of The Atlantic magazine, the potential opening of reliable shipping routes through the Arctic is described in the following way (http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200811/map-arctic):


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"Global Warming" Has Stopped Print E-mail
Written by Chistopher Monckton   
Friday, 31 October 2008 12:02
In a blog post , Bill Chameides says “global warming” is still happening. It isn’t. As the global temperature graph below shows, all four of the world’s major global surface temperature datasets (NASA GISS; RSS; UAH; and Hadley/University of East Anglia) show a decline in temperatures that have now persisted for seven years.


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An unscientific “Science Brief” by the Pew Center on “The Causes of Global Climate Change” Print E-mail
Written by SPPI   
Friday, 31 October 2008 05:53
The soi-disant “‘Science’ Brief” on “global warming” by the Pew Center merely compounds the errors and half-truths already widely circulated in the IPCC’s 2007 climate assessment. There is little of what Pew calls “strong evidence” that anthropogenic greenhouse gases have contributed significantly to the “global climate change” observed during the 20th century.

Phrases like “recent scientific progress”, “science has made great strides recently”, “scientific understanding of the causes of climate change has progressed dramatically” are unsupported by credible scientific evidence, and are founded upon questionable and outdated results and data.


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"Artic Icecap is Melting, Even in Winter" Print E-mail
Written by SPPI   
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 11:18

The scare: Jonathan Leake, in The Times of London on 26 October 2008, says:

1. The Arctic icecap is “shrinking at record rates” even in the winter;
2. “The period in which the ice renews itself has become much shorter”;
3. The “even more alarming” cause of the thinner ice is warmer seas rather than warmer air;
4. “The Arctic is likely to melt much faster than had been thought”;
5. “The summer icecap could vanish within a decade”, according to unnamed “experts”;
6. The Northwest Passage was open in the summer of 2008 for the first time in 30 years;
7. Arctic sea ice is half of its 1976 thickness;
8. “Now the ice is just collapsing”. as shown by “satellite-based observations”;
9. In September 2007 the Arctic icecap had “lost an extra 1.1 million square miles;
10. The icecap was “43% smaller than it was in 1979, when satellite observations began”;
11. Less ice means less sunlight reflected harmlessly back to space and so more warming;
12. “The process accelerates until there is no more ice to melt”; and
13. A scientist has said: “This is one of the most serious problems the world has ever faced”.


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"The Methane Time Bomb" Print E-mail
Written by SPPI   
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 11:14

The scare: On September 23, 2008, The Independent wrote yet another in its series of articles predicting that “global warming” will produce what has become known as a “methane burp” as vast reserves of the gas locked in Northern-Hemisphere permafrost are released by “global warming”.
Methane, in a given concentration, is 23 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.


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Observed Climate Change & the Negligible Effect of Global Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits in Alabama Print E-mail
Written by SPPI   
Thursday, 23 October 2008 06:32
Summary for Policy Makers

This report provides a review of Alabama’s climate history and reveals that there is no observational evidence of unusual long-term climate changes taking place that could be linked to anthropogenic “global warming” — despite scientifically unsupportable claims and frequent prognostications of gloom and doom.

Instead of rising temperatures, the state’s annual average temperature has declined over the past century.

When the statewide average temperature history for Alabama is broken down into the four seasons, it can be seen that the same general patterns persist throughout the year. The warmest decades were typically prior to the mid-20th century, and recent decades show nothing unusual — fluctuating from year to year on either side of the long-term average.


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Some Things We Know and Don't Know About Polar Bears Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Susan Crockford   
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 10:47
SUMMARY FOR POLICY MAKERS

• Globally, more than one third of the nineteen subpopulations of polar bears are increasing or stable, while the remaining third have insufficient data available; its status in the central Arctic Basin, the largest of the nineteen designated regions, is completely unknown.

• All but one of the declining subpopulations listed in 2006 are threatened by over-harvesting, not reduced sea ice.

• The offshore sea ice that lies well north of the pack ice edge has not been surveyed in any comprehensive fashion for polar bears OR ringed seals, their primary prey: we simply do not know how many bears or seals live deep in the polar pack, although several studies suggest that the number of ringed seals living and breeding well offshore must be substantial.


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Lights Out in 2009? Print E-mail
Written by NextGen   
Sunday, 05 October 2008 19:50
The U.S. Faces Serious Risks of Brownouts or Blackouts in 2009, Study Warns

The NextGen Energy Council

Enviro Group Lawsuits, Cost Concerns, Climate Regulation Uncertainty Cited As Major Obstacles To Grid Improvements.

A new study released this week highlights what experts have been saying for years: the U.S. faces significant risk of power brownouts and blackouts as early as next summer that may cost tens of billions of dollars and threaten lives. The study, “Lights Out In 2009?” warns that the U.S. “faces potentially crippling electricity brownouts and blackouts beginning in the summer of 2009, which may cost tens of billions of dollars and threaten lives.” “If particularly vulnerable regions, like the Western U.S., experience unusually hot temperatures for prolonged periods of time in 2009, the potential for local brownouts or blackouts is high, with significant risk that local disruptions could cascade into regional outages that could cost the economy tens of billions of dollars,” the report warned.


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Global Warming Alarmism is Unacceptable and Should be Confronted Print E-mail
Written by Vaclav Klaus, Chzech Republic President   
Sunday, 05 October 2008 19:41
Many thanks for the invitation and for the opportunity to be here with all of you. I have visited the U.S. many times since the fall of communism in November 1989 when – after almost half a century – traveling to the free world became for people like me possible again, but I’ve never been to this beautiful city and to the state of Oregon before. Once again, thank you very much.

I am expected to talk here about global warming today (even though I don’t really feel it, especially not in this room) and my address will be devoted mostly to this issue. As you may expect Oregon is – for me – in this respect connected with the well-known Oregon petition which warned and keeps warning against the irrationality and one-sidedness of the global warming campaign. Rational people know that the warming we experience is well within the range of what seems to have been a natural fluctuation over the last ten thousand years. We should keep saying this very loudly.


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The Nonsense of Global Warming Print E-mail
Written by Paul Johnson   
Sunday, 05 October 2008 15:00
August was one of the nastiest months I can remember: torrential rain; a hailstorm or two; cold, bitter winds; and mists. But we are accustomed to such weather in England. Lord Byron used to say that an English summer begins on July 31 and ends on Aug. 1. He called 1816 "the year without a summer." He spent it gazing across Lake Geneva, watching the storms, with 18-year-old Mary Shelley. The lightening flickering across the lake inspired her Frankenstein, the tale of the man-made monster galvanized into life by electricity.


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The IPCC report: What the lead authors really think Print E-mail
Written by Ann henderson-Sellers   
Sunday, 05 October 2008 15:00
In the final months of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment reporting in 2007, the world’s three leading climate science agencies asked people directly and intimately involved with the report for their views on how the process had gone and some of the key issues it raised.


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West Antarctic Ice Sheet Print E-mail
Written by CO2 Science   
Thursday, 02 October 2008 19:31
Is the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) growing or shrinking? Climate alarmists would have everyone believe that it is rapidly disappearing; while the illuminati -- Al Gore and James Hansen -- prophetically proclaim that we have but a few short years in which to (1) repent of our profligate usage of fossil fuels, (2) preserve the ice at the planet's southern pole by curbing our appetite for fossil-fuel energy and stopping global warming, and (3) avoid the catastrophic rise in sea level that would otherwise inundate the world's coastal lowlands. But are these zealots correct in what they preach? In what follows, we briefly review the findings of several researchers who have focused their attention on the mass balance of the WAIS in an attempt to help reason prevail over rhetoric in this important but contentious war of words.


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Holy Writ or Wholly Rot? The new religion of "global warming" Print E-mail
Written by Lord Monckton   
Friday, 26 September 2008 08:32
Christopher Monckton of Brenchley replies to a True Believer in the Canadian Civil Service.

Dear Sir Humphrey -

The "Abundance of scientific statements" that you mention as justification of your belief in 'global warming' is no sound or logical basis for deciding or believing anything. The question is whether the scientific statements have any rational justification, and whether those making them are in effect making statements that are political rather than scientific, rent-seeking rather than objective. After all, this is the age of reason (or it was). Therefore, one should not accord to "scientists" the status of infallible high priests merely because they mumble a hieratic language with which one is unfamiliar.


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West Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics Print E-mail
Written by C02 Science   
Wednesday, 17 September 2008 20:23
For quite some time now, the world's climate alarmists have obsessed over what they contend will be the imminent demise of theWest Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) if human-induced CO2 emissions are not dramatically reduced. As Al Gore (2006) has phrased it, if "half of Antarctica melted or broke up and slipped into the sea, sea levels worldwide would increase by between 18 and 20 feet."


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Hockey Stick? What Hockey Stick? Print E-mail
Written by Lord Monckton   
Friday, 12 September 2008 11:51
An extraordinary series of postings at www.climateaudit.org, the deservedly well trafficked website of the courageous and tenacious Canadian statistician Steve McIntyre, is a remarkable indictment of the corruption and cynicism that is rife among the alarmist climate scientists favored by the UN’s discredited climate panel, the IPCC. In laymen’s language, the present paper respectfully summarizes Steve McIntyre’s account of the systematically dishonest manner in which the “hockey-stick” graph falsely showing that today’s temperatures are warmer than those that prevailed during the medieval climate optimum was fabricated in 1998/9, adopted as the poster-child of climate panic by the IPCC in its 2001 climate assessment, and then retained in its 2007 assessment report despite having been demolished in the scientific literature. It is a long tale, but well worth following. No one who reads it will ever again trust the IPCC or the “scientists” and environmental extremists who author its climate assessments.


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