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For the last decade I’ve been consistently poo-pooing the whole Global Warming nonsense. But before I continue I want to say this, I love our planet and I think that anything that we can do to make it a cleaner more hospitable place is a good thing. I do not litter or light my fire-pit on no-burn days and I think we should try and make cleaner fuels to make the air more breathable. My son has asthma and often has days where he can barely breathe. It’s so bad in fact that we had to move from Florida to the desert here in Phoenix (actually outside of Phoenix due to the smog being so bad) because he couldn’t handle the humidity in Southern Florida.
So I look at taking care of the planet much like I do religion. I do not believe in God (Global Warming) but I do believe in the tenants of the church i.e. the Commandments and the lessons the bible teaches to get along with my fellow human beings and be a good person (turn off the lights, don’t run the water while I’m brushing my teeth, use CFL bulbs and don’t litter).
Now back to my poo-pooing of the Global Warming nonsense. From the begining I’ve thought this idea was ludicrous. Someone (Gore) is going to lecture all of us that the world was heating up and we’re all going to drown or burn to death. I always thought immediately of the great melt-down at the end of the last ice-age and was always stuck on the fact that man at the time was certainly not driving around SUVs and Mammoth farts couldn’t have been that bad. When the local weather guy can’t tell me that it’s going to rain tomorrow but in the second sentence tell me the planet has been warming and is going to get warmer still just seemed impossible. Does that make me a cynic? Probably, but it also makes me Kool-aide free.
So in the last few months it turns out that all of the data the Global Warming nuts were throwing in our faces was all a bunch of worthless crap. Completely and utterly worthless garbage that they made up to fit their agenda. They call us (Republicans) fear-mongers. Well “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” just as I’ve been saying since the beginning of this. Shoving data in our faces, ruining the lives of those who had the guts to come out against their agenda and basically helping to drive our economy into the ground with ethanol fuel subsidies and wind farms that have always turned out, just like Man-Bear-Pig, to be an utter bunch of bullshit. Don’t believe me? Keep reading or you can go here to see all of the scandals that have broken in the last few months as put together by Mark Landsbaum at the OC Register with an explanation of each. Here’s a sampling of those…
ClimateGate, FOIGate, ChinaGate, HimalayaGate, PachauriGate, PachauriGate II, SternGate, SternGate II, AmazonGate, PeerReviewGate, RussiaGate, Russia-Gate II, U.S.Gate, IceGate, ResearchGate, ReefGate, AfricaGate, DutchGate, AlaskaGate…
Al Gore and his now INCONVENIENT TRUTH and the left as well as those on the right who have jumped on this bandwagon should be ashamed of themselves. I would hope that many MANY lawsuits will follow this and put those who drove this hysteria back into the shadows where they belong with UFO nuts, bigfoot freaks and Mothman weirdos.
Professor Phil Jones, who is at the centre of the “Climategate” affair, conceded that there has been no “statistically significant” rise in temperatures since 1995.
The admission comes as new research casts serious doubt on temperature records collected around the world and used to support the global warming theory.
Researchers said yesterday that warming recorded by weather stations was often caused by local factors rather than global change….
… Ross McKitrick, of the University of Guelph, Canada, who was invited to review the IPCC’s last report said: “We concluded, with overwhelming statistical significance, that the IPCC’s climate data are contaminated with surface effects from industrialisation and data quality problems. These add up to a large warming bias.”
Well… It’s come to this.
Most climate scientists respond that the ferocious storms are consistent with forecasts that a heating planet will produce more frequent and more intense weather events.
Yeah… Sure it is. My guess is that with everything that’s happened with the climate change data lies and cheating we’ve discovered in the last few months those most invested in the Global Warming scare campaign are so invested that they have to continue the narrative until they either erase their names from the legislation and contracts or until 2012 when the world ends and they won’t need to explain themselves anymore anyways.
But over there on MS-NBC it seems they have the need, the need for more B.S.
Global warming is a bunch of shit. I know it. You know it. They know it. Don’t believe me? If you want to refute anyone claiming it’s real? Show them this video…
Ok, so over the last week I have been getting this same comment on my post about Sarah Palin’s speech. They are arguing with me over what I can only call, positives. So here is what they keep saying and I am going to refute everything on the list, or just disqualify it at a reason for me to NOT vote for Sarah Paling… here we go. It all happens below the fold…
George Bush and the rest of his cronies have used the Constitution to secretly stop sun spots in an attempt to steal the election from Obama and his good friend Al Gore. What does stealing the sun spots mean? It means that there have been NO sunspots in August making it the longest the sun has gone without that activity in 100 years. The last time this happened we went into a mini-ice age. Global warming… ALL crap. All those lefties that bought carbon credits because it was us causing the global warming climate change… are gonna need to burn those little coupons to keep warm.
Solar physicist Ilya Usoskin of the University of Oulu, Finland, tells DailyTech the correlation between cosmic rays and terrestrial cloud cover is more complex than “more rays equals more clouds”. Usoskin, who notes the sun has been more active since 1940 than at any point in the past 11 centuries, says the effects are most important at certain latitudes and altitudes which control climate. He says the relationship needs more study before we can understand it fully.
Sun Makes History: First Spotless Month in a Century
The sun has reached a milestone not seen for nearly 100 years: an entire month has passed without a single visible sunspot being noted.
The event is significant as many climatologists now believe solar magnetic activity – which determines the number of sunspots — is an influencing factor for climate on earth.
According to data from Mount Wilson Observatory, UCLA, more than an entire month has passed without a spot. The last time such an event occurred was June of 1913. Sunspot data has been collected since 1749.
When the sun is active, it’s not uncommon to see sunspot numbers of 100 or more in a single month. Every 11 years, activity slows, and numbers briefly drop to near-zero. Normally sunspots return very quickly, as a new cycle begins.
But this year — which corresponds to the start of Solar Cycle 24 — has been extraordinarily long and quiet, with the first seven months averaging a sunspot number of only 3. August followed with none at all. The astonishing rapid drop of the past year has defied predictions, and caught nearly all astronomers by surprise.
In 2005, a pair of astronomers from the National Solar Observatory (NSO) in Tucson attempted to publish a paper in the journal Science. The pair looked at minute spectroscopic and magnetic changes in the sun. By extrapolating forward, they reached the startling result that, within 10 years, sunspots would vanish entirely. At the time, the sun was very active. Most of their peers laughed at what they considered an unsubstantiated conclusion.
The journal ultimately rejected the paper as being too controversial.