"Climate Change is more important than cleaning up dog-mess" - Gore Print E-mail
Written by Christopher Monkton   
Monday, 21 April 2008 09:08
The scare: In an interview on 21 April 2008 with a passively acquiescent and incurious Clodagh Hartley in The Sun , Britain’s top-selling tabloid newspaper, Al Gore said recent opinion polls had found that, while people rate climate change as a “serious problem”, some rank it lower than clearing up dog mess. Gore said the situation is ever more urgent; that world leaders must change laws “to stop pollution pouring into the atmosphere and affecting the climate”; that the US is the “worst offender” in the “crisis” and has “failed to live up to the Kyoto Protocol”; that “the entire North Polar icecap is melting … and is going to imminently disappear”; and that “long-life light bulbs, recycling, window treatments and extra insulation … can all help”. The Sun added that some scientists expect sea level to rise up to 34 inches by 2100; and that cows and livestock contribute two-fifths of methane emissions.


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The Government Grant System: Inhibitor of Truth and Innovation? Print E-mail
Written by Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD   
Sunday, 20 April 2008 20:36
Flush with success in creating an atom bomb, the U.S. federal government decided it should start funding nonmilitary scientific research. A government report titled "Science, the Endless Frontier" provides the justification for doing this. It makes the case that "science is the responsibility of government because new scientific knowledge vitally affects our health, our jobs, and our national security" (Bush, 1945). Accordingly, the government established a Research Grants Office in January, 1946 to award grants for research in the biomedical and physical sciences.

The Government Grant System: Inhibitor of Truth and Innovation?


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Glenn Beck Interviews; Talks with Monkton, Monkton on Global Warming Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Friday, 18 April 2008 20:52
GLENN: Last night I had dinner, and I don't think they are the same one but last night I sat next to Lord Monckton. This is a guy who was advisor for Margaret Thatcher and the reason why I wanted to bring him on, fascinating to spend a couple of minutes to talk to the guy who is the guy who actually brought Al Gore to court or The Inconvenient Truth, who spearheaded the effort to get a balanced view taught in schools in England. This is the guy who got it done. Lord Monckton, how are you?


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When 'green' is shorthand for environmental idiocy Print E-mail
Written by Bjorn Lomborg   
Thursday, 17 April 2008 20:38
When it comes to all things "green," common sense seems to have been abandoned. Our failure to think clearly about such matters would be amusing if the potential consequences were not so serious. Consider the recent "lights out" campaign that supposedly should energize the world about the problems of climate change by urging citizens in 27 big cities to turn out their lights for an hour. With scores of companies and municipalities signing up, and even the monarchies of Denmark and Sweden turning off the lights in their many palaces,


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Observed Climate Change and Negligible Global Effect of Greenhouse-gas Emission Limits in Wyoming Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Wednesday, 16 April 2008 05:40
Annual temperature: The historical time series of statewide annual temperatures in Wyoming begins in 1895. Over the entire record, there has been an upward trend, which has resulted in temperatures in the early 21st century being about 2ºF warmer than temperatures 100 years ago. Despite this long-term rise however, the record is largely dominated by annual and decadal-scale variability. The run of recent warm years comes on the heels of a period of falling temperatures that extended from the early 1950s through the early 1980s. Previous to then, temperatures warmed rapidly from the 1910s through the 1930s. The highest annual average statewide temperature was observed in 1934.


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Has the IPCC inflated the feedback factor? Print E-mail
Written by Christopher Monckton   
Thursday, 10 April 2008 07:09
In the IPCC's methodology, climate sensitivity ?T? to radiative forcing is the product of three factors: Tropopausal radiative forcing, the no-feedbacks climate sensitivity parameter, and the feedback multiplier.


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"'Global Warming' is Causing Malaria, Floods and Malnutrition Print E-mail
Written by SPPI   
Wednesday, 09 April 2008 10:49

The scares:
The World Health Organization announced on 7 April 2008 that millions of Asians could face poverty, disease and hunger as a result of rising temperatures and increased rainfall. The WHO’s regional director for Asia said that malaria, diarrhea, malnutrition and floods cause an estimated 150,000 deaths annually in the region. A WHO adviser on malaria and other parasitic diseases added climate change in combination with unchecked human development has contributed to the problem.


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“Climate Target is not radical enough” Print E-mail
Written by Christopher Monkton   
Tuesday, 08 April 2008 07:13
Nasa scientist warns the world must urgently make huge CO2 reductions

Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, Monday, 7 April, 2008. Commentary by Christopher Monckton


The scare: One of the world's leading climate scientists warns today that the EU and its international partners must urgently rethink targets for cutting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere because of fears they have grossly underestimated the scale of the problem. In a startling reappraisal of the threat, James Hansen, head of the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, calls for a sharp reduction in CO2 limits.


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THe REAL invonvenient truth, Zealotry over Warming Could Damage Earth More than Climate Change Print E-mail
Written by Nigel Lawson   
Monday, 07 April 2008 10:43
Over the past half-century, we have become used to planetary scares. In the late Sixties, we were told of a population explosion that would lead to global starvation. Then, a little later, we were warned the world was running out of natural resources. By the Seventies, when global temperatures began to dip, many eminent scientists warned us that we faced a new Ice Age.

But the latest scare, global warming, has engaged the political and opinion-forming classes to a greater extent than any of these.


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BBC ScareWatch - Global Temperatures Going Down Imply Temperatures Will Go Up Print E-mail
Written by SPPI   
Saturday, 05 April 2008 07:11
The scare: The BBC published an article by its “environment analyst”, commenting on an announcement by the World Meteorological Organization that 2008 was likely to be the tenth successive year in which global temperatures had not risen. The BBC’s story stressed that the stasis in global temperatures was only temporary and that anthropogenic “global warming” would inexorably resume.


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Global Warming Profiteers Are Wrong Print E-mail
Written by Christopher Monkton   
Friday, 04 April 2008 08:52
Climate alarmists are alarmed, scaremongers scared, for their predictions of catastrophe are not coming true. "Global warming" has stopped. For 10 years, average temperatures on earth have not risen. For seven years, the trend has been downward. The fall between January 2007 and January 2008 was the biggest since records began in 1880.


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Turner: “‘Global warming’ will kill most of us, and turn the rest of us into cannibals” Print E-mail
Written by SPPI   
Thursday, 03 April 2008 11:12
The scare: Ted Turner, founder and chairman of the “United Nations Foundation,” said in a television interview April 1 (though he was trying to be serious), “We'll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years, and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals...

The truth: “Global warming” stopped in 1998. From late 2001 onwards, global mean surface temperatures actually fell at a mean rate equivalent to 0.4 degrees Kelvin (almost 1 degree F) per decade. None of the UN’s vaunted computer models...


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Andrew Revkin: “There’s no Inuit word for ‘robin’” Print E-mail
Written by SPPI   
Thursday, 03 April 2008 11:06
The scare: Andrew Revkin, an environment writer at the New York Times, reported in 2004 that Senator John McCain, to illustrate his concern at the rapid pace of warming in the Arctic, had said...

The truth: In 1953 Laurence Irving, of the Arctic Health Research Center of the U.S. Public Health Service in Anchorage, Alaska, spent a season living among the Nunamiut Inuits in the Brooks Range of Northern Alaska, comparing the English and Inuit names for the 103 bird species he saw. He reported his belief that...


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“Huge Antarctic ice-sheet disintegrates” Print E-mail
Written by SPPI   
Thursday, 03 April 2008 10:54
The scare: “A 13,680-square-kilometer (5,282-square-mile) ice shelf, part of the Wilkins Ice Shelf, has begun to collapse because of rapid climate change in the fast-warming Antarctic Peninsula. The Wilkins is one of a string of ice shelves that...

The truth: The Wilkins Ice Shelf, like many of the ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic Peninsula, was not there in the mediaeval warm period, and may also have been absent in the Roman warm...


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Al Gore: “This is about survival ...we can’t wait for someone else to stop global warming” Print E-mail
Written by SPPI   
Thursday, 03 April 2008 10:20
The scare: Al Gore launched his $300 million “global warming” ad campaign on 30 March 2008. Lesley Stahl sycophantically described him as the “PR agent for the planet” during a CBS 60 Minutes interview in which he suggested that warmer weather was an urgent problem for the world....

The truth: Warmer weather caused by greenhouse-gas enrichment of the atmosphere does not threaten our “survival”. It probably doesn’t threaten any harm at all. And...


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'An Inconvenient Book' Review Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Robert Carter   
Thursday, 03 April 2008 08:18
A main function of the news media is to inform the public about local and world affairs. Another main function, of course, is to make money for the owners and shareholders. From time to time, like every day, these two functions conflict.


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Understanding Visual Exhibits in the Global Warming Debate Print E-mail
Written by Ronald J. Rychlak, J.D.   
Saturday, 29 March 2008 11:03
Abstract:
With a lack of traditional science, partisans on both sides, and enormous consequences depending on popular opinion and political will, it is important that people understand the evidence in the debate over global warming. Unfortunately, most people do not have the time, desire, or ability to undertake an independent study of the issues. Recognizing this, advocates have “packaged” their evidence with charts, graphs, and other visual exhibits designed to have maximum impact with minimal effort on the part of the public. These displays, while appearing to present hard facts, are often misleading.


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The IPCC: On the Run at Last Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Robert Carter   
Thursday, 27 March 2008 11:04
A soprano thrillingly hits her top-A, sighs with relief at achieving the desired effect, and moves on. But not the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) whose climate alarmism started to crescendo in 2001 in the Third Assessment Report (3AR) with the statement that “most of the observed warming over the last 50 years is likely (>66% probable) to have been due to the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations”.


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How Not To Measure Temperature: Los Angeles, the City Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Watts   
Thursday, 27 March 2008 10:47
This is the city. Los Angeles, California. I study weather stations here. I carry a thermometer. My name’s Anthony. The story you are about to see is true; the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

The day was Monday, March 24th, four days after the vernal equinox. It started out like any other day, with a bad cup of coffee and a stack of reports on scumbags your normally wouldn’t give the time of day to. But then, just as I was about to down that last gulp of coffee, a tip came in on the email hotline. It was Goetz, and his side kick Foutch.  They said there has been a heist of a weather station on the southeast side. It had been moved, and then it mysteriously showed up on the campus of USC.


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March of the Zealots Print E-mail
Written by John Brignell   
Monday, 24 March 2008 15:00
Every age has its dominant caste. This is the age of the zealot. Twenty years ago they were dismissed as cranks and fanatics, but now they are licensed to interfere in the every day lives of ordinary people to an unprecedented degree. When Bernard Levin first identified the new phenomenon of the SIFs (Single Issue Fanatics) many of us thought it was a bit of a joke or at most an annoyance. Now the joke is on us. In that short time they have progressed from being an ignorable nuisance to what is effectively a branch of government. They initiate legislation and prescribe taxation.


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