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.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

John Coleman on Global Warming

John Coleman, the founder of the Weather Channel gave a new statement about global warming before the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, once again calling GWT a hoax and a scam. In his statement, he says that the theory behind global warming is an attack on fossil fuels rather than based on accurate science.

In his rebuttal to global warming, Coleman explores the beginning of Al Gore's exposure to the theory and the eventual emergence of what we now hear described as runaway man-made global warming.

Here's an excerpt:

On May 20th, a list of the names of over thirty-one thousand scientists who refute global warming was released. Thirty-one thousand of which 9,000 are Ph.ds. Think about that. Thirty-one thousand. That dwarfs the supposed 2,500 scientists on the UN panel. In the past year, five hundred of scientists have issued public statements challenging global warming. A few more join the chorus every week. There are about 100 defectors from the UN IPCC.

Read the full article at KUSI, San Diego

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Scientists Postpone Global Warming...Again

It wasn't too long ago that global warming scientists were predicting that the current cooling trend would reverse in 2009 and global warming would return with a vengeance, making the next five years even hotter than 1998, the warmest year on record.

However, the climate hasn't cooperated and the trend towards cooling seems to be with us for a while. Therefore, they have changed their scenario, with cooling going on for the next ten years after which global warming will return.

The biggest concern for the global warming alarmists is that as the cooling period goes on year after year, it will be less likely that their predictions about global warming will be believed by a public that is already sick of the propaganda saturation in the media, the schools and now, even the churches.

It is, of course, a computer model that tells them that global warming will make a rebound. In fact, all of the global warming theory is based on computer models. As all of them have so far failed to be accurate, it is amazing that they expect people to accept the projections of yet another computer model that defies observable climate trends.

But perhaps the cooling trend explains the global warming media hype that shot out new and more gruesome predictions daily and continues to do so, all the while calling for action to be taken before it was too late. It explains the frustration of Al Gore at the lack of public concern about global warming - he needed them to believe before it got cooler.

But the truth is that it is already too late. It's too late to stop many of the ill-conceived and dangerous policies that have been put in place to combat global warming and it may be too late to undo the economic harm they have caused.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Global Warming Fears Fuel Starvation

We've pointed out before that the rise of ethanol and other biofuels in response to global warming fears was not only not the right answer, not only not better for the environment but was morally reprehensible as farmers turned to growing crops for fuel rather than for food.

As prices rise and grain stocks fall to an unprecedented low, people are already starving. While rich celebrities parade their carbon offsets and whip up frenzy over global warming fears, those who struggle in poverty are paying the real price. No carbon offset will buy them food, no pretty speeches about environmental issues will feed the starving children.

Read Global warming rage lets global hunger grow.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Despite the Chill, UN Claims Warming Continues

Despite that fact that there has been no warming in the last decade, and despite the fact that 2008 is predicted to be the coolest year worldwide since 2001, the UN has no intention of stopping the global warming propaganda.

WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said while there would always be both cooler and warmer individual years, the overall trend in temperatures is still upwards.

He stated that you must look at trends over a period of time. He is thus treating the last ten years as an insufficient length of time to observe cooling. Yet, with 1998 as the last year to show an increase in global average temperature and the well-documented concerns about global cooling as recently as 1975, only 23 years previous, the cooling has gone on for nearly half as long as the warming trend did.

It may be after 20 or so years of downward trends in global temperatures that the UN will pull out their new report that will claim they conquered global warming successfully.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Global Warming Didn't Kill the Frogs

It appears that it may not be a solid scientific fact that global warming (or "climate change" as the propagandists now prefer as they morph their theo-climatology into a vehicle that can still be profitable even if the change doesn't turn out to be a warm one)is responsible for the recent disappearance of harlequin frogs.

The researchers who claimed the link blamed global warming for the re-emergence of a chytrid fungus. However, since then, other scientists have disputed the absolute link between the fungus and global warming, saying that the origin of the fungus and the way it kills amphibians remain unknown.

The two camps continue to dispute each other's findings, but the important point to remember is that what the IPCC has accepted as facts are not always settled points of science. The "facts" that are the underpinnings of the IPCC-backed global warming theory are constantly being disputed and in some cases, contradicted by real facts.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Backwards Science

The future ain't what it used to be. That's the contention of Thomas Peterson who has set out to "debunk" the global cooling fears of the 1970s. Global warming ain't what it used to be either, with record cold and snow falling for the first time in decades worldwide (including snow in Baghdad for the first time in 100 years), it's hard to keep the focus on global warming. After all, people who are knee-deep in white stuff and shivering aren't a very receptive audience to the message that humans are going to turn the world tropical. They are likely to say "bring it on".

This is science in reverse. Peterson is not interested in the consensus on global warming or investigating skeptic scientists' views and research. He has been busy trying to prove there was no scientific consensus on global cooling and the fears of an ice age. Truthfully, if I were a global warming scientist, I think I would try to do something similar. After all, it does make them look a bit silly - always crying "the sky is falling".

Peterson claims that science even then was dominated by concerns about pollution and global warming, even though temperatures had been falling since the 1940s and scientists were concerned that pollution was the reason for cooling, not warming.

And if the sun is going into an inactive phase, as many scientists believe, then global cooling is the next phase on the climate agenda. If the earth continues to cool as it has been doing for the past seven years, eventually global warming will fade into obscurity. But the problem may be that we will be woefully unprepared for the cooler world, and the billions of dollars spent to keep it from warming up will have been wasted - when they could have done mankind some actual good.

The propaganda machine is already in place and preparing for this contingency as global warming alarmists begin to proclaim every climate event as a result of global warming, including the extreme cold. The fact that they are worried that they might be wrong is evidenced in such claims as global warming will lead to a colder Western Europe. They are prepared for anything, except admitting they were wrong.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Global Warming Not Cause of Ice Shelf Collapse

In 2002, the Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctica collapsed, and global warming alarmists have used it heavily in global warming propaganda. Alarming the alarmists however, are the claims of some scientists that global warming had nothing to do with it.

The collapse of the Larsen B ice shelf had been predicted for decades. Scientists studying fissures, cracks and crevasses indicated that the ice shelf was in danger of collapse, and not from warmer temperatures.

As usual, warmer ocean temperatures are being cited as "contributing", simply because they are obliged to say so. But the warmer ocean temperatures as seen by the NOAA's AVHRR thermal infrared channel, are most likely the difference between what was formerly ice and now is ocean water.

Antarctica near the pole is actually colder and Antarctic temperatures have been steadily dropping for the last 50 years.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

2008 Will Be Cooler

Just reading the news about global warming can give you a headache. Take this story which blazes a headline 2008 to be in top 10 warmest years say forecasters. You then reasonably expect that the article will tell us how things will be warming up in 2008, but does it? No. The article then goes on to tell us that 2008 will be actually be cooler than the last seven years. This is a clear sign of global warming. Confused? Good, you're supposed to be.

The article stresses that it was very warm in the last decade but doesn't mention that there has been no increase in global temperature for the last seven years. They cite La Nina as a reason that 2008 will be cooler but don't worry, this doesn't mean that global warming got off track - it's going to get hotter, just wait for it.

The truth is that the average decline of temperatures over the last seven years and extending now into the forecasted temperatures for 2008 actually supports the beliefs of many climatologists that the warming period has peaked and "global warming" is pretty much over.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Global Warming and Social Engineering

In the debate on global warming and the nuclear family, it has been suggested that the destruction of the extended family and divorce are contributing causes of global warming. The debate rages on and of course, I have contributed to the rage by pointing out that global warming is merely another vehicle for social engineering. Has the destruction of the extended family contributed to climate change?

I say "No". Read why here.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Russian Scientist Has Chilling Advice

A Russian scientist has some chilling advice. Buy more fur coats, stock up on boots and mittens, there's cold times ahead. Dr. Oleg Sorokhtin, Merited Scientist of Russia and fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, interjects some cool analysis into the hot debate over global warming and its cause.

Dr. Sorokhtin examines the earth's climate over vast periods and believes that earth is unlikely to experience a catastrophic climate disaster. Explaining that the climate is much more complex than just the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, he discusses solar activity, the earth's axis gyration, oceanic currents and salinity fluctuations as just some of the more complex ingredients in the recipe for climate change. The hothouse theory was invented in the late 19th century by a Swedish scientist and Sorokhtin claims, its validity hasn't been seriously re-examined since.

Sorokhtin further puts forth the astonishing statement that carbon is actually good for plants. It would seem to be common sense, since carbon dioxide is essential to plant life, but Sorokhtin further gives the example of the increase in global farm yields in the mid-20th century.

Sorokhtin doesn't deny that we are in a warm period but says that it has peaked and there's no place for the mercury to go from here but down. He warns that the next ice age will be worst than the last, with ice sheets covering Europe as far south as Moscow.

But take heart, he doesn't expect that to happen for another 100,000 years.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Polar Bear Propaganda

Yes, that's right. It's this photograph again. I have already written about the origins of this picture on this blog and exposed it for the benign nature photo that it is. Taken in summer, during a period of unusually heavy ice for the season, according to the dispatches of the crew of the ship from which it was taken. But this clip from ABC News in Australia demonstrates just how many media outlets (and Al Gore) have used this photo for global warming propaganda purposes, despite the fact that it does not depict the catastrophic scenario they describe. Most of what people know about global warming comes from the media - do they know that the media lie?