I have found a whole string of recent news articles of interest to those who, like me, question the alarmist and armageddonist predictions about climate change that Al Gore and his acolytes are selling.
Here are the stories, in no particular order – you decide if you want to click the links or not…. but you know you want to.
1. Al Gore decides that some of the world’s biggest polluters are just fine for now, which makes me wonder if he can be for real about the threat of climate change being as imminent and dangerous as he claims. Surely if it were as serious all he and his cohorts are shouting about then China and India need to change their behaviour now?
2. Al Gore (yes, him again) criticizes climate skeptics as having lost the argument and resorting to paying pundits to be publicly skeptical. I ask the question about the flip-side of this argument – who is paying the alarmists? Also, see #3 below and decide if any amount of cash is worth what some of these skeptics have to go through.
3. Two US climatologists decide that perhaps the global warming/climate change machine is not all it appears to be and that there is some scientific questions to be asked yet. See here and here what these two climatologists have to put up with. Both could lose their jobs, and at least one is accused of being a shill for oil companies.
Once Twice more the greenahadeen are threatening any opposing voices with climate heresy rather than accept any debate on the science.
4. Ted Turner says that climate change is the "single greatest challenge that humanity has ever faced." Wow. That must make climate change the enemy, which I assume will mean that we’ll be subjected to Ted’s ex-wife running into the arms of the other side to get her picture taken on some of those ‘intergalactic smoking missiles’ to show that they’re not all bad. Or maybe not.
Here’s a quote from the late, great Carl Sagan that I think should be remembered whenever the greens try to shut down dissenting voices "Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense."
Amen to that.
Following last weeks report from global environmentalists, the one that is equivalent to a battalion of intergalactic smoking missiles, a well-qualified green skeptic, Dr. Tim Ball, Chairman of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project says:
"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."
The link to his article is here, but be warned that there a some annoying pop-ups to deal with.
I figure it won’t be long before Dr. Ball gets even more nasty personal remarks coming his way. For what it’s worth Dr Ball – keep on telling it the way you see it – not all of us are ready to accept agenda driven ‘science’ at face value, and we need people like you to help keep the greenahadeen in check.
There is a small community in Quebec that is attracting a lot of attention around Canada this week.
Hérouxville, a town of around 300 people wants to attract more immigrants so that it can grow. So the town council decided that it would lay out a few ground rules that any immigrant families would get an idea of the local flavour. The rules include the acceptance of the local’s tradition of enjoying a drink and their habit of decorating trees with balls and tinsel at Christmas, and my own favourite "it is forbidden to stone women or burn them with acid".
Predictably enough the multi-culti hordes are up in arms about these rules. They claim it shows intolerance and a lack of understanding of the immigrants. I think it shows that the good people of Hérouxville know what they do and don’t want in their community.
Note that nowhere do they single out any identifiable culture or religion – the rules apply to all current residents of the town, and future immigrants of any background. It is interesting therefore that the only minority group that is protesting to the Quebec Commission for Human Rights are, well, Muslim groups. The Canadian Islamic Congress and Canadian Muslim Forum both are protesting that the rules suggest that "it’s all right to discriminate against Muslims."
Maybe the CIC and CMF should consider that if the rules are too hard to follow that perhaps the problem lays with them and not the town of Hérouxville. If its too hard to live with locals who enjoy a tipple, decorate trees at Christmas and who really would rather play boule than stone women, don’t move there.