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Holy Writ or Wholly Rot? The new religion of “global warming” September 28, 2008

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Holy Writ or Wholly Rot? The new religion of “global warming”

Lord Monckton

Lord Monckton

By Lord Monckton

From SPPI, September 26, 2008

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.

There is clear, compelling evidence that many of the major conclusions of the IPCC, your new religion’s constantly-changing Holy Book, are based on evidence that has been fabricated. The “hockey stick” graph that purported to abolish the mediaeval warm period is just one example. So let me try to lure you away from feeble-minded, religious belief in the Church of “Global Warming” and back towards the use of the faculty of reason.

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Former director of International Arctic Research Center says: “Global warming has paused” September 27, 2008

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Former director of International Arctic Research Center says: “Global warming has paused””

From Watts Up with That?, September 27, 2008

Photo by Anthony – not part of original article

Recent studies by the Hadley Climate Research Center (UK), the Japan Meteorological Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of East Anglia (UK) and the University of Alabama Huntsville show clearly that the rising trend of global average temperature stopped in 2000-2001. Further, NASA data shows that warming in the southern hemisphere has stopped, and that ocean temperatures also have stopped rising.

The global average temperature had been rising until about 2000-2001. The International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and many scientists hypothesize rising temperatures were mostly caused by the greenhouse effect of carbon dioxide (CO2), and they predicted further temperature increases after 2000. It was natural to assume that CO2 was responsible for the rise, because CO2 molecules in the atmosphere tend to reflect back the infrared radiation to the ground, preventing cooling (the greenhouse effect) and also because CO2 concentrations have been rapidly increasing since 1946. But, this hypothesis on the cause of global warming is just one of several.

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Al Gore’s Carbon Empire, Cashing in on Climate Change September 27, 2008

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Al Gore’s Carbon Empire, Cashing in on Climate Change

I want your money!

I want your money!

By Capital Research Center, Fred Lucas

From SPPI, September 11, 2008

Al Gore says everyone will benefit when new government rules require companies to pay to reduce global warming. But some people will benefit more than others, as will some companies. Benefiting most are those like the ex-vice president who can set up and invest in companies that will profit from the federal regulations imposing heavy costs on others.

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Gov. Deval Patrick: Signs Global Warming Legislation in July; Now Admits People are Going to Freeze September 27, 2008

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Gov. Deval Patrick: Signs Global Warming Legislation in July; Now Admits People are Going to Freeze

From Climate Change Fraud

Friday, 26 September 2008


I used Global Warming to create new taxes, and now I want more money for the big freeze. Ha ha!

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick urged Congress on Thursday to provide more money for what are expected to be record home heating bills this winter, saying sharp increases in energy prices and the tumultuous economy are affecting many families, not just the poor.

Patrick met with members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation to discuss energy assistance and other issues. He also testified before a House panel on the need for heating aid in cold-weather states.

“What’s at stake is the real possibility that many citizens in the colder regions of this country will be at risk of freezing to death without federal help,” the governor told a hearing of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

Patrick said uncertainty about how cold this winter will be makes it harder to predict how much fuel aid will be needed.

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GO GO GO! September 27, 2008

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From the Tim Blair Blog, September 27, 2008

We’ve broken through the 10 billion tonne barrier:

Global carbon emissions are continuing to rise at alarming rates despite efforts by households and governments across the developed world to go green.

Official new figures show the rate of emissions is increasing at an alarming 3.5 per cent a year—exceeding the worst-case scenarios of the UN’s peak scientific body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Despite years of effort to change our ways, the Global Carbon Project report shows that for the first time, humans are now emitting more than 10 billion tonnes of carbon annually.

And the emissions are accelerating, having already increased over the past eight years at four times the rate in the 1990s.

Just as well it isn’t having the slightest effect on the weather. Anyway, I blame Kevin Rudd:

(Art by Igor Saktor)


Go green, global warming, Al Gore are jokes, hoaxes September 27, 2008

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Go green, global warming, Al Gore are jokes, hoaxes

By Alex Kosters

From Cardinal Points, September 26, 2008

Did you know that about 97 percent of the C02 emitted into the air is created naturally? It comes mainly from decaying plants, forest fires, and volcanoes. We ought to ban dying plants and volcanoes, and Smokey The Bear needs to go to jail. Roughly 3 percent of it is caused by humans.

How about the fact that our convenient energy-saving bulbs contain mercury? That makes me feel great. It seems that a lot of people are capitalizing on our guilt.

When you print something in the computer lab or the library, the supposed “print limit” is there to make you feel guilty so you’ll print less. There’s no real print limit. Click on the details button and you’ll be taken to a page showing how many trees you’ve killed, how much C02 you’ve created, and how much energy you’ve used. But don’t fear, there are many places to put your money to ease your guilt about this. You can buy made-up things called carbon credits, or you can wait until there’s a carbon tax implemented.

Do you feel terrible about deforestation? Well the good news is we’ve been gaining forestland since 1985. How about some more fun facts? There is no scientific mechanism out there proving C02 causes global warming. Furthermore, “global warming,” as we understand it, hasn’t been proven to exist. Even if it did exist, we would not know what to do to fix it, if we could even fix it at all.

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Tooling around in the Top End September 26, 2008

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Tooling around in the Top End

Tim Flannery and John Doyle on ABC1

Tim Flannery and John Doyle on ABC1

By Mark Henderson

From the Australian Conservative, September 24, 2008

The ABC is currently screening its latest platform for global-warming-obsessed Tim Flannery, the TV show “Two in the Top End” – or, as Tim Blair calls it, Two Tools in a Toyota.

Appropriately, Tim’s companion in the Top End is satirist John Doyle.

Doyle and the “Reverend” Flannery started their pilgrimage to Northern Australia in predictable fashion – setting off in a hybrid Toyota Prius, which is to global warming believers what a crucifix is to Christians – a sign of their faith.

Irony and belief in global warming, it seems, are mutually exclusive. No sooner had Flannery and Doyle abandoned the Prius for a more practical four-wheel drive than they were lamenting lead mining in the Northern Territory.

Wasn’t it such a shame, they said, that the area had to be spoiled by lead mines just to help China make batteries.

Gentlemen, your Toyota Prius also has a lead battery. It is made in Japan. So Northern Australia is being despoiled to make batteries for your Prius. Get with the scientific consensus – even hybrid cars use lead acid batteries.

Flannery mixed in with his hypocrisy a healthy dose of his now famous exaggeration.

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Hockey Stick? What Hockey Stick? September 26, 2008

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Hockey Stick? What Hockey Stick?

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By Lord Monckton

From SPPI, September12, 2008

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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Solar Winds Cooling Warmist Doomsaying September 25, 2008

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Solar Winds Cooling Warmist Doomsaying

By Timothy Birdnow

From The American Thinker, September 24, 2008

Global warming alarmists face yet another challenge to their predictions of an inferno of doom. The solar wind is losing power, and is at a fifty year low, according to NASA.

The Ulysses solar probe reports a 13% drop in temperature, a 20% drop in density, and a 30% drop-off in the sun`s magnetic field, marking this as the weakest period of solar wind on record (records go back to the 1960`s).

What does this mean? The Heliosphere is thinning, and thus will block fewer cosmic rays. Heinrick Svensmark theorizes that an increase in cosmic rays reaching the Earth will drive cloud formation, increase the planet`s albedo, thus cooling it.

Is this the cause of the Earth`s unusually cool year? According to Anthony Watts, the Earth`s albedo reached a nadir in 1997, and has risen sharply since. Is this related to the weakening of solar activity? We`ve seen few sunspots in Solar Cycle 24, the solar conveyor belt has slowed to a crawl, and now the solar wind is bottoming out.

This will allow us to see if we are really in the throes of Anthropogenic Global Warming; if temperatures rise (and they haven`t since 1998) then factors other than solar activity are driving climate trends, if not then the greenhouse gas theory is falsified.

If a cooling trend continues, the climate alarmists will have to throw in the towel. Never fear; they`ll come up with a new cause to keep their adrenaline flowing! Probably ocean acidification, or the loss of bees…


Green-aware people ‘key drivers of global warming’ September 25, 2008

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Green-aware people ‘key drivers of global warming’

By David Adam, London

From The Australian, September 25, 2008

PEOPLE who believe they have the greenest lifestyles are often the main culprits behind global warming, say researchers who claim that many ideas about sustainable living are a myth.

According to the researchers, people who regularly recycle rubbish and save energy at home are the most likely to take frequent long-haul flights.

Research leader Stewart Barr, of Exeter University in England, said: “Green living is largely something of a myth. There is this middle-class environmentalism where being green is part of the desired image. But another part of the desired image is to fly off skiing twice a year. And the carbon savings they make by not driving their kids to school will be obliterated by pollution from their flights.”