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Lawrence Solomon: The new climate game April 10, 2010

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Lawrence Solomon: The new climate game

By Lawrence Solomon
Financial Post, April 10, 2010

Climate scientists play a good game of whack-a-mole.

Right from the early days of the global warming controversy, they whacked any scientist who dissented from the view that CO2 was warming the planet in a dangerous way. Up popped other skeptical scientists, and WHACK!! Down they went.

Up popped skeptical journalists and WHACK! Down they went, too. Then more whacks for new scientists who surfaced, or pesky scientists who resurfaced.

Today, decades later, the climate science establishment is still whacking away, faster and more frenetically than ever, as more and more skeptical scientists, journalists and politicians surface. And now there’s a new species of skeptic in need of whacking down ­— the many inquiries that have sprung up in the wake of Climategate, the unauthorized release of some 3,000 documents from the computers of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at East Anglia University showing that data had been manipulated and destroyed.

East Anglia University was the first to establish an inquiry into its conduct. Then it started a second inquiry to complement the first. The Met Office, the UK government’s meteorological department, announced its inquiry to redo the data that CRU had destroyed, a process that would take it three years. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office began an inquiry, to ascertain whether the country’s Freedom of Information Law had been broken. The local police force, working with Scotland Yard, also began an inquiry.

All these would and will need to be whacked, and more would, too. The IPCC itself announced an inquiry. Across the Atlantic, Penn State University, home to Michael Mann, one of America’s most important doomsayers, launched an investigation.

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Friday Fun: Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, April 8th 2010 April 9, 2010

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Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, April 8th 2010

The Daily Bayonet, April 8, 2010

Pity the flat-headed cat, for it is doomed. Also, Greenpeace throws a threat down the memory hole, green groups conspire against Africa and Britain is bankrupt but just doesn’t know it, yet.

After all that doom and gloom, you need the hottie.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

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EDITORIAL: Global warming’s unscientific method April 8, 2010

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EDITORIAL: Global warming’s unscientific method

By THE WASHINGTON TIMES, April 7, 2010

Science is undermined by scaremongers’ abuse of peer-review process

The prophets of global warming continue to lament as their carefully crafted yarn unravels before their eyes. Ross McKitrick, an intrepid economics professor from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has tugged apart the thin mathematical threads that once held together the story of climate change.

Recent attempts to silence Mr. McKitrick illuminate the extent to which the alarmists have abandoned proper scientific method in their pursuit of political goals.

Mr. McKitrick has spent the past two years attempting to publish a scientific paper that documents a fundamental error in the 2007 United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. This U.N. document serves as the sole authority upon which the Environmental Protection Agency based its December “endangerment finding” that will allow unelected bureaucrats to impose cap-and-trade-style regulations without a vote of Congress. The cost to the public in higher gas and energy prices will run in the billions.

One might think that the scientific community would be extra diligent in double-checking the conclusions of a report carrying such weighty real-world consequences. In fact, the opposite happened. Seven scientific journals circled the wagons to block publication of Mr. McKitrick’s explosive findings.

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After Climategate, Should Savvy Investors Short Carbon Credits? (PJM Exclusive) April 6, 2010

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After Climategate, Should Savvy Investors Short Carbon Credits? (PJM Exclusive)

By Ira Stoll
Pajamas Media, April 6, 2010

With confidence in the pseudo-commodity fading, wouldn’t a short sell be a rock-solid investment? Financial pros weigh in.

Just how badly have Climategate and the failure of the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen hurt prospects for a global market in carbon “offsets”?

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MPs begin the Climategate whitewash April 4, 2010

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MPs begin the Climategate whitewash

By Christopher Booker
The Telegraph, April 3, 2010

To anyone who watched or read the hearings of the Commons committee looking into “Climategate”, the scandal over leaked documents from the East Anglia Climatic Research Unit, two things might have been obvious. The first was that all but one of the MPs (Labour’s Graham Stringer) were hopelessly out of their depth in their efforts to understand this not very complex story. The other was that their chief purpose was to find that the CRU and its director, Professor Philip Jones, had done nothing wrong and that the case for man-made global warming remained intact.

Both points were amply confirmed by the slipshod report rushed out by the MPs last week (which only Mr Stringer opposed). One cannot say the MPs deliberately missed the points raised by the Climategate scandal, because they so clearly didn’t grasp what these were in the first place. For instance, they justified Jones’s famous “hide the decline” email, by claiming that he had deleted data because it was “erroneous” – when the whole point was that he hid the data, not because it was wrong, but because it didn’t fit in with the case he and his colleagues wanted to put across.

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White House to South Africa: Let them eat cake April 1, 2010

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White House to South Africa: Let them eat cake

April 2, 2010

South Africa is becoming a high-carbon zone to attract foreign investment

The Guardian, April 1, 2010

Extract:

“Recognising that a tonne of CO2 from a South African coal plant is just as damaging as a tonne from anywhere else, the White House has signalled they won’t offer their support to subsidise the Eksom mega-coal plant in South Africa when it comes up for a vote at the World Bank next week.”

You can read the full article from the Guardian here

South Africa is fast running out of affordable electricity and a coal plant is the cheapest and most effective option.

Whilst Obama and Gore fly around in their private jets, people in Africa are living in poverty and the West seems intent on keeping it that way. How many more deaths and suffering do the poor have to endure in the name of “preventing climate change”. The world has gone mad.

For more examples of this sort of climate change madness affecting the poor, click here and here

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Friday Fun: Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up April 1, 2010

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Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up

The Daily Bayonet, April 1, 2010

Esquire featured hippie-kryptonite Marc Morano, Greenpeace upset the iCrowd and we have a genuine nerd fight between weathermen and climatologists. Pocket protectors at noon, gentlemen.

All this and a hottie of justice.  It’s April 1st, but would I joke about that?

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

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