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Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, May 1st 2009

May Day, when Englishmen dance around the maypole and young men’s thoughts turn to the darling buds.  Or something.  It’s also the international commie day of showing off your missiles, and organized labor’s day off.

In 2009, May day also welcomes this weeks skeptics delight, the weekly round-up.  Discover who is the Dian Fossey of hippies and how Barry White might have saved Ursus maritimus.  Really, sort of.
Enjoy, I know I did.

Part One: Al Gore and Friends

In case you lived under a rock since the last round-up, Al Gore testified to congress about his new religion and how spending billions of dollars will make him even richer save the planet.  Or something.

Al’s version of the day can be found at his own blog, but there are many other accounts of the day, so let’s take a boo at some, since this is Part One and is all about the Goreacle.  If you are a masochistic insomniac, feel free to watch Al’s entire testimony on video at Gore Lied.

Here is a moment when Rep. Scalise held Gore’s feet to the fire, which probably took Al by surprise after his buddies tried to silence the opposition.  Pay attention to Al’s facial expressions as he tries to spin Scalise as a denier:

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If you watched the clip, here is more background on the Enron relationship, which gives an insight into just how morally bankrupt Gore might be.  Why did he obfuscate a clear relationship he has with Goldman Sachs?

Did Al lie about giving away all his book and movie profits to climate organizations, or does he think his own pocket is a non-profit?

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Al discovers that not everyone is drinking the kool aid

Rep. Marsha Blackburn also tried to nail the Goreacle, and scored a hit:

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Some awkward fallout for Al from Rep. Blackburn’s pointed question.

Away from Washington, Al’s volunteers seem to be shrinking, or shirking.

What is about people beaten by George W. Bush and global warming, is it a comfort blanky for losers?

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

Jennifer Marohasy continues her quest to define greens.  If she continues this much longer she will be the Dian Fossey of green.  Coming soon, Hippies in the Mist?

The Catlin Expedition is about done.  Credibility wise, that is.  How else to explain the results being offered for sale before the trek is over?  Also, isn’t there a teensy suspicion the explorers might be biased?

frozen-penPen Hadow, not frozen enough

A scaremonger is fired.  Earth to NASA, it’s time to eject coal-hater Jim Hanson.

Greenpeace is just another way to spell hyperbole: “Copenhagen in December may be humanity’s last chance to avoid total chaos.”
I prefer Paris in the Spring, but that’s just me.

Beware flying tundra.  This PSA is brought to you by science genius Henry Waxman, the man who looks like the invisible man has him by the nose.  More Waxman waxing lyrical.

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Invisible man not pictured

Global warming causes earthquakes, add it to the list.  This may be related to airborne tundra, but I can’t be certain.

Fellow skeptic Simon at ACM risked severe brain damage when he attempted to understand lefties.  Leave it to trained scientists like “Fossey’ Marohasy, Simon.  It’s for your own good.

Robert F. Kennedy, a man so unpopular that no one ever tried to shoot him, declared: “We’re living in a
science fiction nightmare…This is all part of the
national cost of coal. It’s abundant, but it’s not cheap and it’s not
clean.”
If only there was a way to build alternative energy without a Kennedy opposing it.

Champagne Charlie, eco-champion and equine lover (have you seen Camilla?), strikes another blow for the climate.  More, with a fun poster.

Some UK protestors glued themselves to a statue.  Oddly, people cared enough to free them, then arrest them.

Save the Wilkins Ice shelf by recycling?

AGW scaremongers, meet human kryptonite, Andrew Bolt.

Hillary Clinton finally admits the truth behind the climate scare:
“It took a lot of work by a lot of people to create the problem of climate change…”

Justin at ILCD is mighty miffed at the CBC, or Can-Jazeera as I prefer to think of it.

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Official flag of the Green Movement

The Aussie government called greens ‘unrealistic‘.  Did I read that right?

This news is a hoot, owls are getting redder because of global warming.  Add it to the list, again.

Polar bears are said to be in danger, but there is a solution, and it’s name is Barry White, the walrus of love.

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Saving the most obvious for last, global warming causes swine flu.  You knew that was coming, didn’t you.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Do you believe in AGW?  If you do, you’re now in the minority

Tom Nelson notices a correlation between things you care about and things global warming destroys.  Don’t those ever fit together?

How come money can fix everything, except global warming?

It’s the Sun, stupid, Chapter 1.

A Viscount writes a Senator about some facts.  I applaud the effort, but Tetris is a more fun time waster.

Democrats claim that cap and trade is not a tax.  Oops, someone didn’t get the memo:

Dr. Leonard Weinstein, NASA’s anti-Hanson:

“Preparing for the possibility of an impending ice age along with the
possible consequences of a reduction in Earth’s magnetic field are real
concerns. Concern with relatively small effects of possible
anthropogenic caused global warming is a misplaced distraction, and
will probably lead to the public losing confidence in scientists, and
could weaken the support needed when real problems occur.”

It’s the Sun, stupid, Chapter 2.

‘We can’t solve global warming.’  Well, that’s an inconvenient truth.

It’s the computer models, stupid.

stupid-modelNot all stupid models are computers

Someone get the Antarctic some psych meds, it’s bi-polar.

CO2 levels are rising, but temperatures are falling.  I thought Al said it was the other way around?

In a stunning coincidence, polar ice is twice as thick as expected, just like Pen Hadow.

Global warming will devastate crops and the world will starve.  Oh, wait. Nevermind.

Wind and solar power are hippie favorites, but there are some obvious problems.  Night-time would be one, for instance, but who could have foreseen that?

Defending the incandescent light bulb, and how to deal with a CFL break:

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(h/t)

It’s getting colder.  No, really.

Americans don’t believe in Al Gore.

The Chicken or the egg?  CO2 caused by or the cause of warming?  Left foot in or left foot out?  So many questions, so little time.

Part Four: AGW in the News

News or propaganda?  Is NBC credible on any reporting of global warming, or is it pushing GE’s political agenda?  An example of NBC ‘reporting‘.  ABC isn’t much better.

$200 million for GE in Miami?  Something smells, and it’s not like Teen Spirit.

An Aussie paper sees a skeptic, and doesn’t attack.

Honeywell saves the planet with a blowing agent.  Linda Lovelace was not available for comment.

Gingrich v Waxman, the smackdown.

In this week’s must read link, discover how to make a lefties’ head explode by reading them this headline.

Seattle, home of overpriced coffee and the lesser spotted northern moonbat, discovers that global warming does cause swine flu.
The Vancouver Sun goes full retard on the subject of carbon taxes and skeptics.
Costs threaten Arctic research, so hopefully the ever-present predictions of the ice that won’t die will end soon.

UK scaremonger paper cannot deny that the Sun is awfully quiet.  Words that its readers were unfamiliar with prior to reading that edition:

“This is the quietest Sun we’ve seen in almost a century,”
says NASA solar scientist David Hathaway. But this is not just a scientific
curiosity. It could affect everyone on Earth and force what for many is the
unthinkable: a reappraisal of the science behind recent global warming
Czech mate, the real danger of global warming.

The Guardian, carried away by President Obama’s America’s Grand Apology World Tour 2009, makes stuff up.  And gets busted.

Here’s an interesting question, would you live in a house made of the stuff that Al Gore is full of?

What’s a skeptical blogger to do when the media starts reporting facts instead of scares?  I guess he could post recaps of Neighbours re-runs.  More bad news for antipodean antiwarmers.

Part Five: Global Hottie

This week’s hottie is a supermodel currently taking a break to get all edumacated at Cambridge.  She took part in an ethical fashion thing, because you can save the planet and look good.  She likes wood, too, she’s a tie-dyed in the wool eco-wombat.  Welcome, then, Lily Cole, model, student, lunatic and your hottie for the week.
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Thanks for reading, happy weekending.

Greenpeace: Killing the Planet So You Don’t Have To

Greenpeace, Lords of the Unintended Consequence, strike again:

Greenpeace … protest gave thousands of idling and slow-moving vehicles a
chance to emit an extra helping of carbon dioxide and other pollutants
into the atmosphere

They did this last year too.  At least this time they didn’t kill scare people with pills, or kill anyone.
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Round-up tomorrow, email links and tips if you got ’em.

NYC Gets Obama Buzz

President Obama gave New Yorkers a big old surprise today, leaving more than just windows rattled:

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Remember this was supposed to the new ‘smart’ administration?  Well, you got what you wished for New York:
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Talking head Robert Gibbs at first blamed the Bush administration for messing up the FAA.  Odd that if Obama knew the FAA was messed up that he hasn’t filled the top slot yet.  Oh, but he did get Kumar, and he’s kind of high.

(h/t Ace)

An Inconvenient Sun

The UK Independent is forced to acknowledge real science in an article about the ever-quiet sun.

The Indie's alarmist readers have to read these inconvenient truths in todays edition:

“This is the quietest Sun we’ve seen in almost a century,”
says NASA solar scientist David Hathaway. But this is not just a scientific
curiosity. It could affect everyone on Earth and force what for many is the
unthinkable: a reappraisal of the science behind recent global warming.

When the Sun has gone
quiet like this before, it coincided with the earth cooling slightly and
there is speculation that a similar thing could happen now. If so, it could
alter all our predictions of climate change, and show that our understanding
of climate change might not be anywhere near as good as we thought.


Climatologists had dismissed the idea and some solar scientists
have been reticent about it because of its connections with those who those
who deny climate change.

Will hippies still insist that the science is settled, or is the idea that skeptics are right too unsettling for our tie-dyed in the wool AGW alarmists?

An Inconvenient Sun

The UK Independent is forced to acknowledge real science in an article about the ever-quiet sun.

The Indie's alarmist readers have to read these inconvenient truths in todays edition:

“This is the quietest Sun we’ve seen in almost a century,”
says NASA solar scientist David Hathaway. But this is not just a scientific
curiosity. It could affect everyone on Earth and force what for many is the
unthinkable: a reappraisal of the science behind recent global warming.

When the Sun has gone
quiet like this before, it coincided with the earth cooling slightly and
there is speculation that a similar thing could happen now. If so, it could
alter all our predictions of climate change, and show that our understanding
of climate change might not be anywhere near as good as we thought.


Climatologists had dismissed the idea and some solar scientists
have been reticent about it because of its connections with those who those
who deny climate change.

Will hippies still insist that the science is settled, or is the idea that skeptics are right too unsettling for our tie-dyed in the wool AGW alarmists?

Defending the Oilsands

It's not often that the issue of free speech in Canada meets environmental skepticism, but it did over the weekend. 

Ezra Levant, a proud Albertan and free speecher, was shown pictures of the Canadian oilsands developments; at this point many usually sane people defer to the alarmists that the scenes are awful, bad for nature etc.  Not Ezra: (emphasis mine)

…he also launched into a most interesting defence of the project,
noting that yes, oil is dirty, but this is the cleanest oil when you
consider it is done by companies which have a concern for the
environment, that pay their workers good union wages, and so on
. Then
he compared the oil coming from the regimes of Saudi Arabia, Venezuela,
Sudan and Nigeria. Needless to say, Ezra was on a roll detailing the
terrorist funding, thuggish behavior, genocide and kleptocracy of these
countries. The photographer happened to be present and I can't even
remember what the poor mild-mannered green-inspired chap said because
Ezra was on a roll and made mincemeat out of him by pointing out that
he had taken the photographs from a plane. Then he asked the guy what
social programs he would like to see cut if the oil sands were put out
of business. He also accused him of picking an easy, accessible target,
noting that he would not be allowed to fly over Saudi Arabia or Iran to
show how these countries treat the environment.

I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

Big Green Machine

Greens love to accuse skeptics of being in the pocket of ‘big coal’ or ‘big oil’.  An inconvenient truth for hippies is that they live in the pocket of ‘Big Green’.

General Electric manufactures many products that the greens endorse, like toxic CFL bulbs, wind turbines and solar technology.  GE owns NBC and its affiliates CNBC and MSNBC.   This week was green week on the NBC network.

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GE is said to be lobbying the Obama administration to pass cap & trade legislation.  GE stands to earn huge profits if cap & trade passes, and is using NBC to promote fear of global warming to pressure the politicians to act.  Is this corruption? It might be; it is certainly a cynical manipulation of public opinion for profit.

It’s not just GE profiting from the green agenda, the fury of the ethanol lobby this week at California’s rejection of the biofuel is a sure sign that they fear losing money, no matter that their product has been labeled a crime against humanity.

Most greens lean toward socialism, but in these cases they are useful idiots for big business, a position they regularly apply to skeptical scientists.  Turnabout is fair play, right?

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, April 24 2009

Yesterday was Earth Day, so what better way to cleanse the palette from the green deluge of feel good hippy nonsense than 100 links of skeptical goodness.

Go get a beverage and a cushion, this may take a while.

Part One: Al Gore and Friends

Al Gore is a big fat liar.  There, I said it.  On his blog, Al claims that his slide show training sessions will be solar powered webcasts.  Too good to be true?  You know it.  Here is the event for Normal, Illinois next week:

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The event starts at 7pm.  Sunset for Normal, Illinois on that date is 7.44pm.  Solar at night, is there nothing the Goreacle can’t do?

Al Gore and Barack, sitting in a tree, K.I.S… hey wait a minute.

Profiteer Al is an investment banker, his firm is Generation Investment Management.  Am I the only one concerned that Al has invested in something called Mindray Medical?  Moonbats and their tin foil hats may be onto something.

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Al thinks warm is bad for crops.  He should see what cooling will do.

The Gore effect hit Vegas, albeit a couple of weeks late.

Not Evil, Just Wrong, an important film.  Help bring it to a theater near you.

It’s not just about light bulbs, says Al, as he celebrates the success of social engineering through green taxes.

In BC, the election campaigns are under way and we are treated to some totalitarian versus socialist action.  It’s popcorntastic.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

All your dollars are belong to us.  The head of a green investment firm wants to sell enviro-bonds; he doesn’t suggest where people taxed out of existence would find the cash, but I bet he’s working on it.

Only one third of Americans believe global warming has anything to do with human activity, which sends a reporter from Hippy Central nuts.

Never mind the science, where’s the money?

AGW clown and serial nutjob Joe Romm is at it again, claiming that:

“on our current emissions path we are going to warm the United States 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century and sea level rise will be 5 feet or higher and a third of the planet will be desert.”

Romm also thinks the next IPCC report will be useless, likely because it won’t dare repeat the garbage he spouts.

rommulanJoe ‘the planet has a fevah’ Romm

Green jobs and clean energy, nothing but alarmist lies.  Next week, President of the World Obama will teach us how to make omelettes without breaking eggs.

Greens have turned from being pro-ecology into an anti-human death cult.  They continue to urge the world to burn food for fuel, demonize efficient crop production and ban measures like DDT, because lots of dead brown people fit the green agenda perfectly.

Some useful idiots worry about ethics of skeptics, when its the greens that need scrutiny.

A student from my alma mater thinks outside the pine box and wants to bury you au naturale.

grave-studentIs it Wednesday?

Lord Stern is more like Lord Angry as he spouts nonsense in support of the AGW hoax.

Wik
ipedia, not telling you the truth about warming.  Again.

Making environmental rules to fit the optics, not the actual need.

Make way for the magnetic super highway system.

Pen Hadow and the Catlin Arctic expedition served no useful purpose, made no scientific discoveries and gave us all a good giggle.  Thanks, Pen.  Now tell us where the money came from.

More alarmism…

“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
about cooling, from 1970.

Jennifer Marohasy continues to define greens, so you don’t have to.

hippy-hellbatThe things you see when you’re out of grenades

Doug notices that green’s desired counteractions to warming make no sense at all.  I would point out that the actions they demand make perfect sense if it’s a socialist agenda they are concerned with rather than fauxbal warming.

Steve McIntyre never tires of holding warmers feet to the fire, and they don’t enjoy it much.  Coincidence then that the data he needs was deleted?

The global warming muppet show, starring Jim Hanson.

The truth is out there.  Calling Fox Mulder, AGW believers need you:

I will say this for the UFO
crowd: to date they still have better photographic evidence to support
their claims than the catastrophic AGW alarmists have to support theirs.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

As National Geographic channel aired Earth Day propaganda about shrinking ice caps, the ice caps simply got on with growing.  And growingAnd growingHow inconvenient.

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Global warming causes African droughts.  Oh, wait.  Nevermind.

Dr. Roy Spencer provides inconvenient facts about global warming.

Ethanol may be going the way of the polar bear harp seal penguin lesser spotted newt dodo.

Slapping scaremongers for spreading groundless fear.

Greens tell us that wind power is the way to go, and small windmills can power your house.  And what do you know, they were right.  It takes 47 windmills to power each house, so I hope you have a big yard.

lonely-windmill11 down, 46 to go

Saved at last?  America pledges to convert school buses to hybrids.  But not all of them.

It’s the Sun, stupid.  Episode IV

sun-brrrrrnsunspots, what sunspots?

Is it getting colder in here? An uber collection of cool links.

Think you’re buying green when you read the label?  Think again.

Richard Lindzen has this week’s must read link.

It’s the Sun, stupid.  Episode V

Think globally, act locally, kill the planet.  More unintended consequences.

Obama’s green jobs are actually negative jobs.

American Thinker points out that alternative media is driving the skeptic message, but you’re reading a blog, so you already knew that.

Good news, we don’t need four more planets.

homeNice planet, I’ll take it.

A stunning new computer model shows that cooling to warming is increasing.  Or decreasing.  Something is happening.
It’s the Sun, stupid.  Episode VI.

Al Gore is spending $300 million advertising global warming, which turns out to be excellent news for skeptics.  Proof, meet pudding.

Part Four: AGW in the News

If you’re eating, don’t click the link.  Biosolids.  Just… ew.

News organizations assume solar power is free.  It’s not.

solar-capA beanie for a new generation

Oh noes, we’re all going to die:
“Temperature Far Above Normalcy For Nine Months While Drought Reigns and Volcanoes Rage”
Oh, from 1921?  My bad.

Toronto, Canada.  Not broke enough.

US Congress tackles global warming, because ‘fixing’ banks and motor companies is so last week.

Green guilt, the method by which greens seek to force you into behaviors or costs you don’t want or need, is on the decrease.

As the UK heads towards the last few weeks to buy regular light bulbs, panic buying sets in.

Good news, if the warmers are correct and the planet is doomed, we have a spare handy; and by handy I mean 1.17569996×1014 miles away.

spare-is-flatwhere’d I put the spare.  oh, snap.

Science is science, right?  Not when it’s in a press release.

Green rhetoric, not entirely credible.

Canadian?  Get ready to bend over, here comes the green agenda.  Confused folks outside Canada that thought it was governed by a Conservative government should realize that in Canada, conservative means the least far left party in the room.

Fellow blogger and skeptic Simon narrowly avoided a head-pop when The Australian printed something not alarmist.  He’s OK, he threw another Sheila on the barbie or something.  there is no word on Marc Morano’s condition after CBS pulled a similar realist stunt.

Wind power, a load of hot air.

Busted, media bias and bird migration.  African swallows carrying coconuts are not featured.

Part Five: Global Hottie

Astute readers may have noticed that this week’s round-up was packed with movie references, because this week that’s how I roll.  Your hottie for this week starred in one referenced film when she was a wee lass.  She’s all grown up now, so skeptics, welcome Miss Christina Ricci to the round-up hottie club.

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That’s all for another week.  Thanks for reading, and stay skeptical, I need the traffic.

St. George’s Day

Today is St. George’s Day.

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I might be an ex-pat, but I’m still proud to be an Englishman.

Also, Happy Birthday, Bill:

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

Sonnet XVIII