Here I am a day early again, tomorrow is uncertain so I have to do the post today. It gives you an extra few hours to read it before the weekend anyway, and provides an excellent antidote to actual work on Friday.
Thanks are in order to a few of you that sent links, you’ll see them here today. Also, welcome to JunkScience.com readers; Steven Milloy was generous enough to point in this direction and lots of you came to have a peek at last week’s round-up. I hope you return each week and join with me in pointing out the silliness of the warmists; or the weekly global hottie, whichever you prefer.
So grab your beverage of choice and belly up to this weeks sumptuous buffet of denier linkage, served with the merest hint of snark for your entertainment and edification.
Part One: Al Gore and Friends
Al posted on his ‘journal’ again this week, defending the Mann hockey stick graph. Al says that the graph ‘is proving to be completely true‘. Which is correct, if by completely true he means totally debunked. Also, is it just me that finds it odd that Al needs to write on a lined page? I mean, it’s not pen and paper he’s writing on, it’s the Internet; and he invented that, didn’t he?
Al had a very busy week this week. He managed to outsource the next carbon-spewing Live Earth gig to India, he flew to the UK to raise cash for Barack Obama, he encouraged civil disobedience and made Esquire’s list of the top 75 people of the 21st Century. Which seems a bit presumptuous to list in ’08 if you ask me. But they didn’t ask me, clearly.
Not Johnny Cash
Al also tried to conflate the ‘climate crisis’ with the subprime meltdown (pun intended, thank you). Al focused his laser-beam intelligence on the comparison thus:
“That assumption just went splat,” he said. “Now is the time to prevent
a much worse catastrophe because the world has several trillion dollars
in ‘subprime’ carbon efforts based on the assumption that it’s all
right to put (tons) of carbon into the atmosphere.”
Wow, it went splat? Color me convinced.
Canada’s David Suzuki (Gore-lite) also enjoyed a busy week telling people what to do. First he popped up in my old home province of Alberta where he cast aside any knowledge of irony and accused the federal government of not wanting to debate the environment.
Suzuki, who is an aging hippy for those of you who don’t know him, then decided to criticize skeptics that criticized carbon taxes for criticizing carbon taxes. He misses the meaning of that whole debate thing apparently. To cap off his week of being super-bossy he decided to tell Canada how they must vote in the upcoming election. Thanks for the tip Dave, I needed the help.
Part Two: AGW Scaremongers and
To start this section, I have to bow low to Tom Nelson, who uncovered something rarely seen on the Internet: Alarmists quoting climate realism.
We all know that enviromentalists love solar power. Except when they don’t. NIMBY, much?
What happens when scientists find a source of data that fails to fit the warming models? Why, ignore it, of course – it must be wrong.
Green-minded people are saving the planet. Not so much.
Actress Emma Thompson, whom British readers will recognize as a ‘luvvie‘, has apparently learned all about global warming while rehearsing her Shakespeare and is kindly telling the Girl Guides how to reduce their carbon footprints.
“wherefore art thou, leaf?”
Reach for the Kleenex before clicking the next link, which features animals performing all manner of unnatural hari-kari because the climate’s screwed up. Oddly, no lemming’s were featured.
Global warming muppet James Hansen and those we do not speak of.
Steve McIntyre, before coffee, presumably.
Recycling bras? Scaring kids? Attacking big oil? All in a week’s work for the alarmists.
Taking on Maurice Strong, the grand-daddy of the global warming hoax.
Having decided that people aren’t scared enough, now we have Abrupt Climate Change.
Alarmists with double-standards? Say it ain’t so!
You know man is blamed for global warming? Because they can’t think of anything else it might be.
This week’s scary substance is Methane. CH4 has been seen lurking under the arctic ice and may jump out and destroy the planet at any moment. Not to be confused with Nitrogen, last week’s rogue element. There was a thread going at Macleans.ca about the methane story in which I got a little shirty with some warmers. Silly me.
The final link in this section tells us that polar bears are eating each other. And why not? They are very tasty.
Part Three: Inconvenient Truths
Blogger Tall Cotton has an interesting post on the Drake equation and Michael Crichton that’s well worth a read. Short version, climate science is based on too many unknowns to be valid.
Anthony Watt’s clearly explains how climate scientists take perfectly accurate temperature data and screw it up.
Arctic temperatures are rising? Not so much that we can tell from only 29 years of data points.
The must-read link of the week: Richard Lindzen’s study of the corrupt science behind the global warming hoax. Direct link to the report here.
Steven Milloy details the wrong-headed attacks on, and defense of bisphenol A.
He we do not speak of looks at the arctic ice shrinkage that wasn’t.
Gore Lied has a video of Anthony Watt’s surfacestations.org on Fox. Go watch it, but come back, we’re not done yet.
Remember the claims of massive flooding drowning London? Not gonna happen.
How about the claims that an uncovered and melting permafrost contributes to global warming? Nope.
Recall the headlines about the 50 million year cooling trend? Thought not.
Wind power is safe, clean and reliable, and German engineering is infallible:
“ze weendmill iz kaput, ya?”
AGW in the News
Global warming causes more rain. Add it to the list.
America’s Democrats decide to finally drill for oil. As long as there isn’t any where they drill.
Lord Monkton brings the pain.
Canada’s Liberals try to wish away their big carbon tax idea.
Deniers face down Michael Mann. The hockey stick guy, not the Hollywood director, although Miami Vice was bad enough to warrant some sort of protest.
The Daily Telegraph points out the catastrophe behind climate change:
“Then in 1999 an obscure young US physicist, Michael Mann, came up with
a new graph like nothing seen before. Instead of the familiar rises and
falls in temperature over the past 1,000 years, the line ran virtually
flat, only curving up dramatically at the end in a hockey-stick shape
to show recent decades as easily the hottest on record.”
Tip-toeing toward nuclear power when we should be embracing it quickly.
Barbara Boxer, not the sharpest knife in the Senate, doubles down on Kyoto.
Tax diesel, or not? Even greens can’t agree.
US Democrats will allow useful offshore drilling again. But typically they will do so by actually doing nothing at all.
Carbon taxes? We’d rather not, thanks.
An American lefty gets Canadian politics wrong at the Puffington Host.
The upside of the collapse in the financial system? Less room for global warming stories.
Where is global warming? Good question.
New York’s Mayor is no fan of carbon tariffs.
Britain tries to water down EU carbon targets. What a pity they can’t decide their own Country’s policies any longer.
A report of a meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society.
Part Five: Real
Remember the hole in the ozone and the hysteria over CFC’s? Perhaps it was cosmic rays.
A comic Ray, not a cosmic ray
Ahem. It’s the Sun, stupid.
NASA goes hi-tech in the fight against global warming, recruits rubber ducks.
Arctic ice, tough SOB.
How the warmists wish that hurricanes were caused by global warming… good post from my buddy at Skeptics Global Warming.
Did I mention it’s the Sun, stupid?
NASA’s reports on…. the Sun. More.
Permafrost. Really tough SOB.
The economy is killing us. But it’s killing the global warming hoax, too. Yay crappy economy!
Part Six: Global
Did I mention Michael Mann above? I’m sure I did, which gives me license to flip through his catalog of movies with in search of this week’s global hottie. I also mentioned Emma Thompson though, but I couldn’t do that to ya. We’ll go with the Mann connection. Did you know he was a producer on The Aviator? Well, he was. You know who was in The Aviator. This week’s global hottie, that’s who. Smokin’ hot, in fact. Deniers of the world, your global hottie is Miss Kate Beckinsale.
Thanks for reading and happy weekending, as always.