Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Global Warming: Fearmongering, by Walter Williams

Environmentalism. The New World Order?
 
Is environmentalism the new name for communism?
 
 
Some common sense thoughts from Walter Williams.
 
 
Fearmongering, by Walter Williams
 
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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

MORE Experts question theory on global warming

10,000 glaciers in India and nothing showing up as abnormal? Hey algore, 'splain that!


Believe it or not. There are only about a dozen scientists working on 9,575 glaciers in India under the aegis of the Geological Society of India. Is the available data enough to believe that the glaciers are retreating due to global warming?

Some experts have questioned the alarmists theory on global warming leading to shrinkage of Himalayan glaciers. VK Raina, a leading glaciologist and former ADG of GSI is one among them.

He feels that the research on Indian glaciers is negligible. Nothing but the remote sensing data forms the basis of these alarmists observations and not on the spot research.

Raina told the Hindustan Times that out of 9,575 glaciers in India, till date, research has been conducted only on about 50. Nearly 200 years data has shown that nothing abnormal has occurred in any of these glaciers.

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The Reference Frame: Václav Klaus on global warming

The Reference Frame: Václav Klaus on global warming

RealClearPolitics - A Convenient Lie

Finally, a little more sanity in the mix.

 

A Convenient Lie

 
"The Washington Post reported that because of melting ice caps and glaciers,
"The End Is Near!" But melting Arctic ice won't raise sea levels any more than
the melting ice in your drink makes your glass overflow."
 
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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Emergency relief for Sweden's starving reindeer

What's this? Reindeer starving? Too much snow and ice??  How can that be???
 
The hot air coming out of Al Gore's mouth is the only real contribution to any man made global warming.
 
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Welcome to New York, where Everything is Illegal

Welcome to New York, where Everything is Illegal

Doncha just love to watch the Legislative Control Freaks in Action?

Face it people, with 300 million of us wandering around the country there's bound to be a few who are just going to poke a stick in their eye or walk in front of a bus. Strop trying to legislate away the Natural Order of Things.

The CDC says "In 2002, 188 people died of carbon monoxide poisoning from consumer products including home heating. One hundred three of those deaths were associated with home heating systems." Who know how many dozens of other creative ways people have found to terminate themselves right there in their own homes?

Are we going to ban home heating? Homes? How about we just ban stupid people. Or better yet, stupid knee-jerk, Control Freak legislators.

This is especially amusing to watch to see just what the threshold level of legislative tolerance New Yorkers have. You can tax the crap out of them, make it illegal for your dog to poop in the grass and force them to go on diets, and all they do is shrug and take it. But take away their iPods?

Now you're talking Revolution, man.

Larry

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The End of an Air-or; America Fire Sale

This is no surprise.  These silly sots thought they were going to 'out Rush' Rush Limbaugh. 
 
I tried listening to this station when I was on the road.  It was nothing but full of bitter angst, while Rush's daily message is a positive one of hope and encouragement.  There was never any contest.
 
Let this Err-or be corrected.  Die Err America, die.
 
 
 
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Pelosi pushes for her own Air Force jet!

UNBELIEVABLE!

 

Pelosi's push for jet remains up in air

By Rowan Scarborough and Charles Hurt
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
February 7, 2007

 
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has requested access
to a large Air Force passenger jet that can make nonstop
flights to her home district of San Francisco, such as this Boeing C-32.  
 
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Inconvenient Kyoto Truths - Newsweek George F. Will

George Will offers some sanity into the mix.
 
 
Was life better when a sheet of ice a mile thick covered Chicago?
Was it worse when Greenland was so warm that Vikings farmed there?
 
 
 
 
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Congress and Global Warming

You should be afraid. You should be very afraid.

Contact your Congressman and Senators today and let them know how you feel about a 35 cent Global gas tax, especially administered by the U.N.

This is the agency (and here) Chirac will use to implement his global gas tax.




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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Global Warming: Polar Bear Photo a Fraud; Record Cold Raises No Questions?

Hundreds of sites like this one in the San Francisco Chronicle are using this 'poor stranded Polar Bear' photo to promote the propaganda of global warming. It's a fraud. It's not news. The picture was taken some 3 years ago. It's just a couple of bears playing on small piece of ice that has been sculpted by the waves. Ice does melt you know. Remember the Titanic? The Titanic struck an iceberg in April, 1912. April almost 100 years ago! and ice was melting. Imagine that.

How many kids are going to have that picture shoved in their faces so they'll pity the poor polar bears and think, 'We have to save the bears! Turn off your cars! Turn off the lights!'

How sad.

This is all about jamming a 35 cent a gallon Global Warming Tax on us, overseen by the U.N of course. The ink hasn't even dried on the bogus U.N. IPCC summary report and already the politicians around the world are declaring the CURE to global warming will be to tax fossile fuels.

It's coming, my friends.

Larry



San Francisco Chronicle
Climate Change Report Grim global warming prognosis for Western U.S. International group says quick action can mitigate some effects

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From Rush's broadcast today where he talked about it.


Record Cold Raises No Questions; Polar Bear Photo a Fraud
February 5, 2007

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT
RUSH: An hour ago, the wind chill factor in New York City was minus two. In Chicago, an hour ago, the wind chill factor was minus 19. An hour ago, the wind chill factor in Washington was minus one. In Philadelphia, an hour ago, the wind chill factor was minus eight. Make a note, ladies and gentlemen: whenever it's hot outside, we get news story after news story about global warming. Now that it is freezing, record cold -- it's so cold in Chicago, they delayed the Nielsens! They delayed the Nielsen report on how many Chicagoans watched the Super Bowl last night. Now that it's cold, record cold out there, we will not see any news stories on the major networks questioning global warming. There is one in the LA Times today: "Game Over on Global Warming?" with a question mark after it. It has some interesting statistics in it, but not one story -- not one story -- will we see about global warming maybe not being real, in the middle of record cold.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

By the way, do you remember last week Drudge had on his home page a picture of two polar bears? Actually, that picture goes back to 2004. I did a little research. I have found something. That picture has been totally misrepresented. It was of two polar bears on what looks like a melting glacier, a little ice floe that has split away, and they are supposedly stranded. That picture was taken back in 2004, and the caption for the original picture talks about how these polar bears, a mother and her cub, are playing around on an ice sculpture created by waves! An ice sculpture created by waves, a phenomenon that occurs when you have real cold water and cold air in the north like at the Arctic Circle. Now, nobody can tell me that waves are part of global warming, because waves have been in the ocean ever since there's been the ocean. So global warming had no impact whatsoever on where those polar bears were!

They chose to be there. They swam out there, swam up on the ice floe. They can swim hundreds of miles, on top of the water, the surface, underneath. The whole thing was a fraud, and it is a great little microcosm for the entire global warming escapade. I got a whole global warming stack that we'll get to today again -- and, folks, again we've got record cold weather this week, and we don't have any broadcast news stories questioning global warming! All summer long, or in late fall, we can get really hot temperatures and they'll go banshee over the "fact" that there's global warming. Now, there's this cold front today that's going to be all week, 35 wind chill in Chicago last night, and no news about global warming whatsoever maybe being questionable.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

I have an urgent global warming update. "Statement: As of 4:45 p.m. February 4th." This is Hawaii time yesterday afternoon. "Record low temperatures set at Kahalui." Record low temperature 54 degrees was set there yesterday. There are record lows in Hawaii. Fifty-four degrees! Do you know, they don't have heat over there? Most of them don't bother to put furnaces or heat in their houses in Hawaii. Fifty-four degrees! I was over there a couple years ago and they had a little cold snap. It was on the day of the Pro Bowl in February. I was over there playing golf and a cold snap came through, and I showed up on the first tee and it was like 65 degrees and these Hawaiians are bundled up in layers and sweaters and windbreakers. It's cloudy and overcast, kind of like it is out there today. We have about 70 degrees out there today, and I was just in my shirt sleeves. So urgent global warming update! It's 45 degrees yesterday in Hawaii.

Now, the Los Angeles Times: "Game Over on Global Warming? -- Everybody in the United States could switch from cars to bicycles. The Chinese could close all their factories. Europe could give up electricity and return to the age of the lantern. But all those steps together would not come close to stopping global warming. A landmark report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released Friday, warns that there is so much carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that even if concentrations held at current levels, the effects of global warming would continue for centuries." In fact: "If the rest of the world returned to the Stone Age, carbon concentrations would still rise." Now, if you look at this report and the summary you can find all kinds of evidence contradicting the popular theories espoused by the very scientists who put this thing out. You will not find any science to speak of, but look, if we can all go back to the Stone Age and carbon concentrations would still rise, then what's the point? It means we can't stop carbon concentrations. That leads to another theory.

There's a global warming scientist out there. He's an Israeli. "Astrophysicist Nir Shariv, one of Israel's top young scientists, describes the logic that led him -- and most everyone else -- to conclude that SUVs, coal plants and other things man-made cause global warming. Step One: Scientists for decades have postulated that increases in carbon dioxide and other gases could lead to a greenhouse effect. Step Two: As if on cue, the temperature rose over the course of the 20th century while greenhouse gases proliferated due to human activities. Step Three: No other mechanism explains the warming. Without another candidate, greenhouses gases necessarily became the cause. Dr. Shariv, a prolific researcher who has made a name for himself assessing the movements of two-billion-year-old meteorites, no longer accepts this logic, or subscribes to these views. He has recanted: 'Like many others, I was personally sure that CO2 is the bad culprit in the story of global warming. But after carefully digging into the evidence, I realized that things are far more complicated," ah-ha!

My word is complex, "than the story sold to us by many climate scientists or the stories regurgitated by the [Drive-By] media. 'In fact, there is much more than meets the eye.' Dr. Shariv's digging led him to the surprising discovery that there is no concrete evidence -- only speculation -- that man-made greenhouse gases cause global warming. Even research from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- the United Nations agency that heads the worldwide effort to combat global warming -- is bereft of anything here inspiring confidence. In fact, according to the IPCC's own findings, man's role is so uncertain that there is a strong possibility that we have been cooling, not warming, the Earth. Unfortunately, our tools are too crude to reveal what man's effect has been in the past, let alone predict how much warming or cooling we might cause in the future." This is so absurd! The whole concept of manmade global warming is just intellectually and in a common sense way absurd, and here now more and more scientists are starting to come to this conclusion. We may actually be cooling the planet! This guy says our tools are too crude to reveal what our effect has been in the past.

"All we have on which to pin the blame on greenhouse gases, says Dr. Shaviv, is 'incriminating circumstantial evidence,' which explains why climate scientists speak in terms of finding 'evidence of fingerprints.' Circumstantial evidence might be a fine basis on which to justify reducing greenhouse gases, he adds, 'without other "suspects."' However, Dr. Shaviv not only believes there are credible 'other suspects,' he believes that at least one provides a superior explanation for the 20th century's warming," and what do you think that is? You have heard me postulate it, and I'm not a scientist. I'm just a common sense, ordinary, average Joe, and I look around and I make these judgments based on what appear to me to be common sense. Solar activity, this physicist says!

"'Solar activity can explain a large part of the 20th-century global warming,' he states, particularly because of the evidence that has been accumulating over the past decade of the strong relationship that cosmic- ray flux has on our atmosphere. So much evidence has by now been amassed, in fact, that 'it is unlikely that (the solar climate link) does not exist.'" Doesn't that make more sense, folks? Doesn't it make more sense that the sun would have far more to do with warming and cooling of the planet than all of a sudden man-made gases that are occurring during the improvement of life, enhancing the quality of life?

By the way, these two guys, this polar bear fraud? Here's that story in the stack now. Basically, those polar bears on that ice floe, that's a water sculpture. It's a wave sculpture. It was not a broken-off part of a glacier or an ice floe that left these poor bears stranded. They swam out to it. The original caption to the picture of 2004 makes this plain: "Mother polar bear and cub on interesting ice sculpture carved by waves. Copyright Amanda Byrd."

Amanda Byrd took the picture in 2004! This is from the "Riehl World View" blog. It talks about how this picture and others are used by the environmentalist wackos and the Drive-By Media to propagandize the whole effort. One of the culprits is a guy named Dan Crosbie. Now, Dan Crosbie claims to have taken the picture of the polar bears that was actually taken by somebody else by the name of Amanda Byrd, and there are pictures here of Dan Crosbie and a buddy of his that are digging. They've got an auger and they're trying to dig through the ice. They want to dig a ten-inch diameter hole to study something and what was funny about it is they encounter all kinds of difficulty because the ice was much, much thicker than they thought it would be based on their own interpretations of global warming! His buddy, Dan Crosbie's buddy, is seen holding a big shotgun -- and if you read their story, do you know why they're holding the shotgun? To protect themselves from polar bears! They were going to shoot polar bears if the polar bears came up and attacked them.

Now three years later, we get a picture of polar bears "stranded" on a water sculpture caused by waves, carved by waves, presented as stranded polar bears out in the middle of nowhere, desperate for life, with no way to get off, all because of man-made global warming. That's how they intend to infuse you with guilt, and to make you feel sympathetic and sorry, so that you will sit around and the next time Hillary Clinton wants to take $40 billion of Exxon profits for global warming, you'll let her do it because you'll feel guilty over having caused all this! In fact, you'll feel so guilty you'll even grow the government and raise your taxes and punish you as much as you will take because you feel so guilty about destroying the planet and stranding these poor polar bears. Meanwhile, ladies and gentlemen: "A French-led marine expedition team has discovered what is believed to be thousands of new species of molluscs and crustaceans around a Philippine island. The announcement was made by officials and scientists on Monday.

"Some 80 scientists, technicians, students and volunteers from 19 countries led by Philippe Bouchet of the French National Museum of Natural History surveyed waters around Panglao island, 400 miles south-east of Manila from 2004-2005." One hundred and fifty to 250 "of the crustaceans and 1,500-2,500 of the molluscs are new species." How can this be, because I listen to these people talk about global warming, ladies and gentlemen, and we're destroying species! How many species a year are being snuffed out because of us? The whole global warming movement is a crock. The man-made global warming amusement is a total crock. The Wall Street Journal editorializes on this today: "Last week's headlines about the United Nations' latest report on global warming were typically breathless, predicting doom and human damnation like the most fervent religious evangelical." Yes! As I so eloquently explained on Friday, it is their religion.

"Yet the real news in the fourth assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) may be how far it is backpedaling on some key issues. Beware claims that the science of global warming is settled. The document that caused such a stir was only a short policy report, a summary of the full scientific report due in May." By the way, the purpose of the summary is to make everybody ignore the full report when it comes out, and the Drive-Bys dutifully reported the doom-and-gloom aspects of the IPCC summary. Again I remind you: we have record cold in much of the country and in Hawaii and we will not see one story today on, "Maybe this global warming thing is hyped. How can it be global warming?" In fact, what we'll get is global warming is causing it! Every weather extreme is global warming! These people, they're brilliant little socialists and communists. They know how to propagandize; they know how to keep this alive.

When they came out and said, "Why, this global warming is going to be with us for a hundred years," that means they don't have to predict anymore whether it's going to get bad in ten, 20, 30 and be wrong. A hundred years from now, none of us will be alive. Well, very few of us. Nevertheless, every weather extreme is now said to be caused by global warming, even record cold like this. "More pertinent is the underlying scientific report. And according to people who have seen that draft, it contains startling revisions of previous U.N. predictions. For example, the Center for Science and Public Policy has just released an illuminating analysis written by Lord Christopher Monckton, a one-time adviser to Margaret Thatcher who has become a voice of sanity on global warming. Take rising sea levels. In its 2001 report, the U.N.'s best high-end estimate of the rise in sea levels by 2100 was three feet. Lord Monckton notes that the upcoming report's high-end best estimate is 17 inches, or half the previous prediction. Similarly, the new report shows that the 2001 assessment had overestimated the human influence on climate change since the Industrial Revolution by at least one-third. Such reversals (and there are more) are remarkable, given that the IPCC's previous reports, in 1990, 1995 and 2001, have been steadily more urgent in their scientific claims and political tone."

The latest thing to look out for is: "New Orleans! New Orleans! Look what Katrina did! Look at the rising sea levels! Look at the rising water levels in Katrina!"

Uh, they're not rising. New Orleans and the delta are sinking. Talk to anybody who lives there, they'll tell you. It's sinking, and that makes it appear the water is rising. If you're in a boat, and the boat sinks, yeah, the water does look to be getting higher, but it isn't. You're just sinking in it. That's what's happening to New Orleans. This whole thing is nothing but a perpetual fraud.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

Story from Nairobi. "The world's poor, who are the least responsible for global warming, will suffer the most from climate change, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told environment ministers from around the world on Monday." This is not Rush parody, folks, this is news. This is an actual news story. "The world's poor, who are the least responsible for global warming, will suffer the most from climate change..." I love the old Sam Kinison line. If you live in a desert, move! Crops don't grow in a desert! Okay, for those of you that still believe this garbage, let me give you another way of looking at it, shall we? The science community, the propagandists on the pro-global warming side along with their allies in the Drive-By Media, tell us that there will be a disastrous -- and it's always "disastrous." It's always disastrous! Have you ever noticed, the warming will always be "disastrous." They never tell us what good would come of it. I don't see people getting on airplanes and saying, "Man, I can't wait to be in Chicago this week."

Anyway, a four degree Celsius increase in temperature, global temperature over the next 50 to 100 years. Well, we know this. In 50 years we're not going to wake up one day and the temperature is going to have shot up, overnight, four degrees, globally. This is going to happen gradually. What I would like to see in addition to this four degree Celsius increase in temperature over 1500 years, what's the temperature going to be a year from now and then ten years from now? Give us that prediction. When is this warming going to happen? When will we have risen two degrees Celsius? Will that happen in 35 years, 38 years? What month of these years are these temperature increases going to happen? You can't just sit there and tell me, because I can figure out the ruse. You can't just sit there and tell me that a hundred years from now or 50 or whatever it is, "It's going to be sweltering all over the globe and four degrees Celsius hotter!" I want to know the gradation increases.

That's how the rest of the weather is forecast. You go to the ten day forecast, they tell you what it's going to be. It's just a National Weather Service wild guest, but at least they do it. They tell us what the forecast, the cloud cover, the precipitation probabilities are. Well, let's put this in the global warming forecasts, shall we? If this is about climate science, if this is about the weather, then let's see it! If we've got a span here of 50 years that the temps are going to rise four degrees Celsius, I want to know what it's going to be ten years from now. Show us the models -- and, of course, that's an average so where's it going to get cooler? Where is it going to go up seven degrees Celsius? Where is it going to go up three degrees Celsius? I want to know these things. You can't just rope me in by saying, "Fifty to a hundred years from now there'll be a four degrees Celsius increase globally," and cause me panic, because I'm not participating in this garbage anymore.
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Read the Background Material...
(Game over on global warming?)
(Rare mollusk and crustacean species discovered in RP)
(Below-Zero Temps Hit Plains, Northeast)
(Climate of Opinion)
(The Polar Bear Pic They Won't Show You)
(UN: World's poor to be hardest hit by global warming)
(The real deal?)
(Record low temperatures set at Kahalui)
(Arctic Blast Shuts Down Schools, Trains, Roads)

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts?

Oh yes, we're listening.
The Eyes of the Internet are upon them.  My Photo

"Believe it or not, Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). This in fact is the greatest deception in the history of science. We are wasting time, energy and trillions of dollars while creating unnecessary fear and consternation over an issue with no scientific justification."

Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide

Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts?

Monday, February 5, 2007

Global Warming, as we think we know it, doesn't exist. And I am not the only one trying to make people open up their eyes and see the truth. But few listen, despite the fact that I was the first Canadian Ph.D. in Climatology and I have an extensive background in climatology, especially the reconstruction of past climates and the impact of climate change on human history and the human condition."Few listen, even though I have a Ph.D, (Doctor of Science) from the University of London, England and was a climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg." . For some reason (actually for many), the World is not listening. Here is why...

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5 Myths About Suburbia and Our Car-Happy Culture - washingtonpost

The writer was on a roll debunking the myths about our supposed overcrowding
and dire air pollution until he gets to item 5, and then wanders off into the global
warming argument.  Global warming is really unrelated to pollution, especially
when you consider that we have worked hard in the last 50 years to reduce
our pollution, very successfully as the writer points out in the first 4 sections.
 
 
 
1. Americans are addicted to driving.
2. Public transit can reduce traffic congestion.
3.We can cut air pollution only if we stop driving.
4.We're paving over America.
5.We can't deal with global warming unless we stop driving.
 
 
(Free registration required at washingtonpost.com to access the article)
 
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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Will the UN try to control the SUN too?

The real deal?

Against the grain: Some scientists deny global warming exists

Lawrence Solomon, National Post

Published: Friday, February 02, 2007

Astrophysicist Nir Shariv, one of Israel's top young scientists, describes the logic that led him -- and most everyone else -- to conclude that SUVs, coal plants and other things man-made cause global warming.

Step One Scientists for decades have postulated that increases in carbon dioxide and other gases could lead to a greenhouse effect.
Step Two As if on cue, the temperature rose over the course of the 20th century while greenhouse gases proliferated due to human activities.
Step Three No other mechanism explains the warming. Without another candidate, greenhouses gases necessarily became the cause.

Dr. Shariv, a prolific researcher who has made a name for himself assessing the movements of two-billion-year-old meteorites, no longer accepts this logic, or subscribes to these views. He has recanted: "Like many others, I was personally sure that CO2 is the bad culprit in the story of global warming. But after carefully digging into the evidence, I realized that things are far more complicated than the story sold to us by many climate scientists or the stories regurgitated by the media.

"In fact, there is much more than meets the eye."

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BOORTZ: WHY AM I SKEPTICAL ABOUT MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING?

Friday - Februgly 2, 2007

WHY AM I SKEPTICAL ABOUT MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING?

A 21-page report from something called the "Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change" has been released today...in Paris, no less...and as expected, it's predictions are dire. According to the report: "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global mean sea level." Yeah right...we've heard all this before.

But the biggest bombshell here is this one: no matter what we do, global warming will not be reversed. It will go on for centuries, according to this report. The sea levels will continue to rise as polar ice caps melt. So I guess if Al Gore wins his Nobel Peace Prize, we'll still experience global warming. So much for riding to work everyday in your hybrid car...it's not doing a thing. The situation is futile, according to this report.

But really, it makes sense that the global warming crowd would come to this conclusion. After all, global warming is a religion. The anti-capitalist enviro-nazis don't ever want the problem to be solved. After all, if global warming were to be solved tomorrow, what would they blame the United States for? They'd have to find some other reason.

Sorry .. I'm still a skeptic. In no particular order here are just a few of the reasons why I'm not buying this man-made global warming scare:

  • The United Nations is anti-American and anti-Capitalist. In short .. I don't trust them. Not a bit. The UN would eagerly engage in any enterprise that would weaken capitalist economies around the world.

  • Because after the fall of the Soviet Union and worldwide Communism many in the anti-capitalist movement moved to the environmental movement to continue pursuing their anti-free enterprise goals. Many of the loudest proponents of man-made global warming today are confirmed anti-capitalists.

  • Because the sun is warmer .. and all of these scientists don't seem to be willing to credit a warmer sun with any of the blame for global warming.

  • The polar ice caps on Mars are melting. How did our CO2 emissions get all the way to Mars?

  • It was warmer in the 1930s across the globe than it is right now.

  • It wasn't all that long ago that these very same scientists were warning us about "global cooling" and another approaching ice age?

  • How much has the earth warmed up in the last 100 years? One degree. Now that's frightening.
  • Because that famous "hockey stick" graph that purports to show a sudden warming of the earth in the last few decades is a fraud. It ignored previous warming periods ... left them off the graph altogether.

  • The infamous Kyoto accords exempt some of the world's biggest CO2 polluters, including China and India.

  • The Kyoto accords can easily be seen as nothing less than an attempt to hamstring the world's dominant capitalist economies.

  • Because many of these scientists who are sounding the global warming scare depend on grant money for their livelihood, and they know the grant money dries up when they stop preaching the global warming sermon.

  • Because global warming "activists" and scientists seek to punish those who have different viewpoints. If you are sure of your science you have no need to shout down or seek to punish those who disagree.

  • What happened to the Medieval Warm Period? In 1996 the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a chart showing climatic change over a period of 1000 years. This graph showed a Medieval warming period in which global temperatures were higher than they are today. In 2001 the IPCC issued another 1000 year graph in which the Medieval warming period was missing. Why?

  • Why has one scientist promoting the cause of man-made global warming been quoted as saying "we have to get rid of the medieval warming period?"

  • Why is the ice cap on the Antarctic getting thicker if the earth is getting warmer?

  • In the United State, the one country with the most accurate temperature measuring and reporting records, temperatures have risen by 0.3 degrees centigrade over the past 100 years. The UN estimate is twice that.

  • There are about 160,000 glaciers around the world. Most have never been visited or measured by man. The great majority of these glaciers are growing, not melting.

  • Side-looking radar interferometry shows that the ise mass in the West Antarctic is growing at a rate of over 26 gigatons a year. This reverses a melting trend that had persisted for the previous 6,000 years.

  • Rising sea levels? The sea levels have been rising since the last ice age ended. That was 12,000 years ago. Estimates are that in that time the sea level has risen by over 300 feet. The rise in our sea levels has been going on long before man started creating anything but natural CO2 emissions.

  • Like Antarctica, the interior of Greenland is gaining ice mass.

  • Over the past 3,000 years there have been five different extended periods when the earth was measurably warmer than it is today.

  • During the last 20 years -- a period of the highest carbon dioxide levels -- global temperatures have actually decreased. That's right ... decreased.

  • Why did a reporter from National Public Radio refuse to interview David Deming, an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma studying global warming, after his testimony to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unless Deming would state that global warming was being caused by man?

  • Why are global warming proponents insisting that the matter is settled and that no further scientific research is needed? Why are they afraid of additional information?

  • On July 24, 1974 Time Magazine published an article entitled "Another Ice Age?" Here's the first paragraph:

    "As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval. However widely the weather varies from place to place and time to time, when meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age."

Hey ... I could go on. There's much more where that came from. But I need to get ready to go on the air. Just know that many of the strongest proponents of this "man-made" global warming stuff are dedicated opponents to capitalism and don't feel all that warm and fuzzy about the United States.

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The sun is warmer now than for the past 11,400 years

At least there are a few talented, thinking people out there.  One can only hope there's more.

The sun is warmer now than for the past 11,400 years

Christopher Monckton & climate

   Christopher Monckton biography

Christopher Monckton, inventor of Sudoku X and compiler of the 100 all-new puzzles in this exclusive collection, was the inventor of the 209-piece Eternity jigsaw puzzle which exploited a previously-unnoticed wrinkle in the laws of mathematics and took the world by storm, achieving record (and unbeaten) UK sales in its first month and becoming Puzzle of the Year in Australia.

Christopher Monckton, the third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, is quite an amazing character. He is one of the aristocratic treasures of the British empire. He is known to his wider family as "Mr Knowledge". More importantly, many fans of puzzles know him because of his Eternity puzzle from 1999. The first solver of the new Eternity II puzzle, to be probably released in 2007, will receive 2 million pounds, more than ever before.



He has also decided to dedicate a lot of time to a widely discussed "scientific problem" and to look at the evidence behind the popular theory of the so-called "global warming" a bit more carefully. The results of his work were reported in The Telegraph:

 
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Friday, February 02, 2007

American Thinker: A Necessary Apocalypse

A man who ceases to believe in God does not believe in nothing; he believes in anything.
- G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

American Thinker: A Necessary Apocalypse

This is a fascinating piece on the "Religion" of Global Warming.

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Bringing Conservatism Back to the American People

"The End of the World is Near" all right, but it's not about Global Warming. 
 
It's about the American Way of Life as we've grown up to know it.  If you're a Baby Boomer like me you've seen this country move further and further left on the political scale.  You may even be helping it, since you're facing retirement and you want all the benefits a generous Federal government can give you.   There are plenty of folks out there who want it now and say screw the next generation.
 
But in the bigger picture,  if we stay on this path, in 20 to 50 years the America we know will most likely be gone.  If you want to know what it will look like, look no further than Venezuela today.  Chavez is rapidly dismantling any semblance of democratic rule in favor of his own fascist dictatorship.  This hasn't worked so well in Cuba.  And history proves that it hasn't worked over time in any other society in history either.
 
The conservative ideals of limited government, private property, free enterprise, personal responsibility, strong national defense, and patriotism are rapidly losing ground in favor of collectivism, socialism and, dare I say it, headed down a path that will lead to fascism or communism.
 
You think it can't happen here?  It is happening around the world and the pressure is on us, not only from those within but from the rest of the world as well.
 
Our great success over the past 300 years is NOT the result of socialist or collective ideals.  Why does anyone think we can continue to move along a more "progressive" direction and still maintain those ideals of personal liberty and freedom that made us so great in the first place?  They are diametrically opposed concepts!
 
This opinion piece conveys an important message about our future. I hope you'll take a moment to read it.
 
Larry
 
 
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Thursday, February 01, 2007

'Minimum wage' is a farce

To listen to the Democrats whining about the minimum wage you'd think half of America was starving because of those thoughtless uncaring greedy Republicans.

Has anyone ever actually looked into what it is they're talking about?

Did you know that less than 2% of all wage earners earn at or below the minimum wage?

Read the facts at the US Dept. of Labor Statistics page!

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

All the Republicans are saying is, fine let's go ahead and raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25. But we're not going to stick it to the small business owner that is employing these low-paid, mostly unskilled people. We'll cut them a tax break to offset their increased employee costs, because if we don't do that, that small business owner is likely to have to lay some of these people off to cover the increased cost of his employees.

Is that what the Democrats really want? Layoffs, cutbacks and job elimination? I thought they were out there pulling for the little guy!

No, that's obviously not what they're after or else they wouldn't have a problem with this. So what is it?

Why else would they balk at accomplishing the very thing they said they were going to do, raise the minimum wage? The only thing that makes sense to me is that it's all about central control and making Bush and the Republicans look bad so they can gain momentum toward the 2008 elections. Liberals are never out for personal empowerment. They want you to be dependent on them. They want you to believe they are taking care of you, when in fact they are weakening you.

Another factor that makes this such a farce is the fact that, as usual we're talking about the FEDERAL minimum wage, not the actual minimum wage as it applies in reality. Some 29 states have already set their own STATE level for minimum wages and in most cases it's already higher than the federal minimum, up to $7.25 in some states. So the states are already taking care of it at their own level. Why do people think the Federal government has to have its finger in every pie? That no law is good enough unless it's a federal law?

People, the United States Federal government is not the be all end all answer to every problem you have. They cannot solve every issue, fix every problem and wipe every nose. They cannot resolve global warming by legislation (although they're going to try, no doubt) any more than they have eliminated poverty or drugs after trying for 50 years. We've let them get away with screwing with our clocks for almost 90 years, and it has only served to encourage them. It was only a matter of time before they decided they were so powerful they could screw with our climate too.

If you're working for minimum wages for more than a few weeks or at most a few months, then you need to do something about it. Ask for a raise. Change jobs. Improve yourself. Make yourself worth more by being a better employee. If you're there longer than that it's because you're comfortable with it and you don't mind working for $5.15 an hour. In that case, don't gripe about it. Griping about it without doing anything about it is like the old hound dog that was laying there howling, and a passerby asked the old man sitting there why the dog was howling. 'Because he's sitting on a nail', replied the old man. 'Well why doesn't he get off it?', the man asked. 'Doesn't hurt enough yet.'

Larry

Related:
George F. Will - The Right Minimum Wage
John Stossel - Sticking it to Low-Skilled Workers

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