Thursday, May 28, 2009

Global Warming Boosts Sex Trade

Al Gore and company, meeting at the World Business Summit in Denmark to hammer out strategy for corporations to live up to their climate obligations may not have solved the world economic crisis, but they did give a boost to the local economy in Copenhagen.

According to local escort agencies and prostitutes, business was booming.

It's good to know that with the future of the world's economy and the survival of the planet weighing heavily on their minds, these guys were still able to kick back and relax. However, reports indicate CO2 levels in the city increased significantly due to heavy breathing.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Al Gore's Preaches from a Global Pulpit

Al Gore is preaching again, pushing the need for government regulation to stop the runaway global warming. But ahead of the world leaders meeting, he's meeting with the leaders of business, trying to get a jump on the coming changes. There's a couple of things wrong with his campaign, not the least of which is the utter lack of any global warming in the last several years. Today they are calling it "climate change" to avoid those who will point out that obvious fact, but the failure of their predictions to come true still hasn't changed their propaganda.

The predictions were that although global warming had slowed down a bit it was going to return like a house afire in 2009. That hasn't happened and so they pushed it ahead another ten years. That still doesn't look very likely so they are now calling for future dates that many of us will never see (and that Al Gore will never see, either, so he's pretty safe).

The truth is that Al Gore sounds like a televangelist trying to round up donations from believers.

Saying there remained time to act to avoid the direst consequences of global warming, Gore called for rapid action to stem the problem.

"We have to do it this year, not next year. Mother Nature does not do bailouts," the former vice president said.

While he preaches carbon and energy austerity, like the televangelist who is bilking his flock, Gore's house uses 20 times the energy annually of the average American. He jets around the world and travels in limos collecting his huge speaking fees while his company that sells carbon offsets makes him richer every time he gains a convert.

Gore hopes to get business executives of large corporations to push for a global agreement on environmental issues.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Our Deteriorating Media - Newspeak

As more people become wary of the claims of the global warming alarmists, the term "global warming" itself is being phased out. We have already seen this in the quiet change to the more popular "climate change", used universally without reference to the fact that the change is for the cooler, not the warmer. But now, a marketing firm that specializes in environmental concerns, ecoAmerica, is urging that journalists and proponents adopt a new baffle phrase, "our deteriorating atmosphere".

EcoAmerica has been conducting research for the last several years to find new ways to frame environmental issues and so build public support for climate change legislation and other initiatives. A summary of the group’s latest findings and recommendations was accidentally sent by e-mail to a number of news organizations by someone who sat in this week on a briefing intended for government officials and environmental leaders.

Read the entire article at the New York Times: Seeking to Save the Planet, With a Thesaurus

As the environmental groups wage their peculiar war on modern society, they find that the focus of the American people soon shifts from what they perceive as questionable science and media hype to the real problems that they face daily.

The war is won with words, as the scare tactics begin to alienate people, they will lure them back with soft, kind words that promise a bright future. They are still the same policies that they screamed at us yesterday. Those policies will still have the same devastating effects. The climate change, warmer or cooler, is still beyond our control. But with a little doublespeak and help from the media, they still believe they can control us.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

41% of Americans Believe Global Warming Risks Exaggerated

Poor Al Gore. He stumps and preaches and spreads the word, but fewer and fewer Americans are coming up for the global warming altar call. In fact, a full 41% of Americans now believe that the media representations of the dangers of global warming are exaggerated.

This is good news, of course, for it indicates a growing sense of distrust amongst Americans for the pre-digested and pre-loaded opinion pieces that are presented as news on major media outlets. Considering all points of view and making up your own mind is once again becoming the norm.

For instance, in an article the other day on the AP, they hyped the certainty of impending global warming disaster. Accompanying the piece was a photograph of an iceberg floating in a sparkling blue ocean. The iceberg, of course had a large hole in the center, indicating its fragility. The caption however, reveals that the photo was taken in August of 2007. Imagine, an Arctic iceberg melting in summer.

It's not really about what they say, and definitely not about the headlines. Often, it's what they don't say. Another article stated that 2005 - 2007 were the hottest years on record according to "some measurements". They didn't tell you that those measurements were later proved to be faulty and that the hottest year on record was actually 1934.

So here's to the growing number of thinking Americans, to those who are tired of the hype and misinformation and prefer to make up their own minds. Without them, we wouldn't have an America today, and without them, we won't have one in the future.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Yo Yo Global Warming/Cooling

Have you noticed that scientists who do not believe that global warming is man-made, all say pretty much the same thing? Sun activity, natural cycles and a coming cooling trend are the major themes, although each may vary a bit in their predictions.

On the other hand, global warming alarmists all tell a different story, and their stories and predictions keep changing. At first they said the below-normal cold temperatures and above-normal snowfalls that have plagued North America and Europe were directly caused by global warming. Then they decided that perhaps there was a La Nina event causing this cooling. Then they decided that global warming was going to return in 2009. Since it continued to get colder, they changed all that to global warming making a comeback after a decade of cold.

Despite the fact that a group of Japanese scientists have reversed their opinions and decided that global warming is not caused by man, the fear-mongers and power-mad global warming alarmists continue to warn us of the impending doom. The only problem is, they disagree on when that doom is going to be.

For instance, in this article in Discovery News we are told that some scientists, such as Kyle Swenson, are completely baffled by this cooling trend happening smack-dab in the middle of runaway global warming.

"This is nothing like anything we've seen since 1950," Kyle Swanson of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee said. "Cooling events since then had firm causes, like eruptions or large-magnitude La Ninas. This current cooling doesn't have one.".... Swanson thinks the trend could continue for up to 30 years.

Thirty years of cooling is still considered to be a sign of global warming? How gullible do they think we are?

Pretty gullible, I would say, if you then read this article published only a day or two after the Discovery article.

There is a 50-50 chance the Earth's temperature will rise to a level of disaster over the next century, according to research from British climate scientists.

Even with heavy cuts in greenhouse gas emissions of 3 percent a year from 2015, the chance of preventing the temperature rise from exceeding 2 degrees Celsius (3.8 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2050 is no more than half.

The article is entitled "Only 50-50 Chance of Saving Planet From Warming Catastrophe, Scientists Say". Well, I have news for them. In the long term, the chances for saving the planet are exactly nil. Our sun has already lived a large part of its limited existence. The long term being in the area of a few billion years or so, but the point is the same. Some things are going to happen naturally. The temperatures will go up, they will go down, weather will go in cycles, just as the earth's climate has changed and is changing throughout its 5 billion year history. At some point, when our sun collapses into a white dwarf and the Earth is a victim of its expansion and increasing heat, then the notion that we could save the planet by changing out our light bulbs will be seen for the ludicrous self-importance that modern man tends to display. Or it would, if any humans still existed.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Gore Effect Hits Washington - Again

This happens so often, it's becoming a tradition. Call together a bunch of people to descend on Washington to discuss, lecture on, protest or otherwise promote the theory of man-made global warming and you can bet they will be snowed out.

This last protest, aimed at shutting down Washington by demanding the closing of the Capitol Power Plant, which heats a number of government buildings, was particularly ironic. Many who had planned to join the protest couldn't get there because their flights were canceled due to the storm. Washington was pretty much shut down anyway - not due to the protest, but due to a March 1st blizzard that blanketed the entire east coast with snow and ice.

Even Nancy Pelosi couldn't make it due to a cancelled flight. Imagine, the Speaker of the House missing a chance to demand that government buildings be closed...

This latest debacle in the "climate change" agenda (remember, it's not global warming anymore, since the Earth hasn't warmed since 2001) is just another example of the famed "Gore Effect". The Gore Effect can be defined as:

The phenomenon that leads to unseasonably cold temperatures, driving rain, hail, or snow whenever Al Gore visits an area to discuss global warming.

Maybe it's not just irony, perhaps it's something more. Perhaps it's just Mother Nature having her best laugh at the people who claim to control her. I know I giggled.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Trees are Mountain Climbing in Global Warming Panic

Plants and trees in the western Alps and northern Pyrenees are running scared from Global Warming according to this article in the The Guardian. With the headline Plants and trees head for the hills to escape global warming, they lead us to understand that trees are climbing mountains in an effort to avoid the rising temperatures.

A long discussion ensues regarding the migration of plant species moving to ever higher altitudes in response to global warming.

But the clincher is in the last two paragraphs:

Not all of the plants included in the study shifted to higher altitudes. Of those studied, 53, or nearly one third moved down mountainsides to lower land, the surveys revealed.

"Our results show that species displayed different rates of movement, behaving in a seemingly idiosyncratic way in response to climate change," Lenoir said.

So the truth of it is that over time, plant species become more and less plentiful at different altitudes. If at least one-third moved to a lower altitude, then they can't be affected by the increase of warmth at lower altitudes.

That of course is why it is then referred to as climate change, and to explain the data so it fits properly, plants are given human qualities such as being idiosyncratic and we are informed they are clambering over mountainsides willy-nilly in a panic over global warming.

Add to that the fact that global temperatures have been decreasing since 2001 and not a lot of this article makes any sense. It does however, catch the eye and convey a sense of panic and fear. Unfortunately, many will read the headline and never notice that the article fails to support the theory.