Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, July 31st 2009

It’s been a couple of weeks since you were rounded-up, so pay attention.

The climate crisis is the only crisis in history to have an identity crisis – find out the new and improved official name for Gaia’s impending fiery death and much, much more in this week’s round-up.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

Al Gore was recently in Australia, the land down under.  He took time to meet with 1,000 activists, business leaders and scientists to launch something he likes to call Safe Climate Australia.  Frankly, on a continent that has as many natural deadly creatures as Australia, the climate is pretty much a non-issue.  Seriously, A Taipan snake, or some warm weather?  You figure it out.

zombie steve and a taipan snake
zombie steve and a taipan snake

Al failed to meet with Aussie Senator Fielding, a recent convert to the skeptic camp, but he did have time to meet Gimli from the Lord of the Rings, which was nice  (you’ll need to click to get the jape).

The Goreacle was so excited by a magazine article that he blogged about it.  Unfortunately the article that Al found so stimulating didn’t start “Dear Penthouse..”, but it did contain alarmist pr0n:

“Picture the scene: in downtown New York City, all-electric cars glide through streets in a zero-emission transport revolution. Polluting, inefficient gasoline and diesel vehicles are nowhere to be seen – or heard. The only things getting in the way of these smooth, noiseless vehicles are the horse-drawn trams.”

Any skeptical scientist knows that their work will be discredited by Al Gore and his acolytes if they so much as accept a free glass with a tank of gas from an oil company, but green lobby money is no problem.  Just ask Al.

We’ll wrap this section with some of my favorite red meat: green on green action.  The folks at Treehugger are upset because perennial hippie and totalitarian tool David Suzuki doesn’t give reforestation a big enough bong hit of lurve as a carbon offset program.  Poor things.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

Hippies all over the western world are gnashing their teeth at the news that their beloved organic foods are no better for you than regular old pesticide-sprayed produce.  So, everyone that felt good about buying a free range carrot for an extra $1 now has the right to feel entirely ripped off.  It’s the green way, don’t blame yourself.

My favorite green scaremonger, Prince Charles, is taken to the wood shed by one Jim Delingpole.  You’d think that a royal weenie famous for talking to plants would know what they like to eat, but I guess those ears are for decoration, not listening.

Chuckles inspects a prick
Chuckles inspects a prick

Greenpeace activists were arrested in a place where the cops are called OMOH, or something.  Methinks is in Da Russki, but I could be wrong.

Prius drivers, so much more than pious hippies on a trip.

Sometimes even a grizzled old skeptic like me comes across something so full of comedy gold that you just couldnèt make it up.  This week, thanks go to World Wildlife Fund loon Tom Arnbom.  This is how the WWF treat polar bears:

The bear went away from the boat but came back again, this time with higher speed. Ola honked the boat horn – the sound blast is very loud – but the bear barely flinched. So Per-Magnus threw a sound blaster in font of the bear – the high bang surprised the bear – which stops within a metre.

In less than a second the bear runs off away from these ”unfriendly” humans who do not want to get a close contact. The bear stopped after a hundred metres and turned around, gave us a long look and then slowly wandered off to the glacier at the horizon. An encounter to remember – both for us and the bear.

Solar panel users in Colorado are fuming about as new fee they will be charged.  For not using power.  Apparently this wasnèt in the rePower America brochure.

Skeptics get to giggle as the alarmists that like to throw the ‘denier’ label around have it tagged to themselves, for political naiveté.

Famous ex-green poster boy Bjorn Lomborg takes time off from his Abba revival tour to write about the new treason:

After the narrow passage of the Waxman-Markey climate-change bill in the United States House of Representatives, Krugman said that there was no justification for a vote against it. He called virtually all of the members who voted against it, “climate deniers” who were committing “treason against the planet.”

Most journalists recognize that their careers are done when they end up with either the film reviews or the obits, but that can’t stop a NYT film guy from demonstrating his ignorance, oh no sirree.

Canucks in Space!  After taking what was presumably a totally non-carbon fueled trip into orbit, Canadian astroboy Bob Thirsk observed that the glaciers seemed smaller than the last time he took the Gaia-pounding rocket express.  He said it with a straight face too.

Emo-alarmist Joltin’ Joe Romm is back in the cross-hairs with his attempt to link climate realists with moon-landing hoaxers.  Say it ain’t so, Joe.

Joltin’ Joe also had a go at wannabe-French aristocrat John Kerry for pretending that the Waxman-Malarkey is about jobs.  My friend at Gore Lied piles on to the Joe fest with some inconvenient facts too.  Tough week.

Global warming promoters are running scared as the Summer of 2009 fails to appear and regular folks start to question the whole Al Gore circus.  The brilliant explanation for the lack of warmth is… it would be a whole lot colder if it wasn’t for global warming.  Unanswered is the fact that none of the global warmers climate models predicted a cooling period.  Awkward, much?

The AGW Hoax Train Arrives
The AGW Hoax Train Arrives

Some warmers never say die, they say re-brand!  Say hello to the new name for the only global crisis ever to have an identity crisis – ‘man-made atmosphere change’.  I call that Change we can believe in.

Teachers get their indoctrinating right from the top… the Goreacle (pbuh).

Green activists tell regular folks that if they insist on doing things bad for the planet, like living, driving, flying etc. that they can make it all better buy buying indulgences carbon offsets.  How effective are offsets? Well, California’s proposed bill to require that carbon offset vendors provide consumers with information about the environmental benefits of their programs would make 90% of current programs illegal.

Somewhere in the Twitterverse is a man called Michael Gratton.  And he’s an idiot.

The Puffington Host waded into the climate debate this week.  By now, they probably wish they hadn’t.

Alarmists wonder why the public needs facts to be so accurate all the time.  Pesky mistakes, undermining global warming’s credibility and all that.

Greenies attacked Greenie Watch and tried to have Google shut it down.  Two words, Epic fail.

Meet the new deniers – the natural climate cycle deniers.  And yes, you should read it.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Follow the Goreacle into the global warming fix and watch your economies fall into dust.  Which, for hippies, is the whole point.

Electric cars energize greens like Spinach does to Popeye.  Because there’s no oil, except Olive, of course.  Just don’t ask about the coming dependence on foreign lithium.

Olive Oyl

Green money, follow it:

  • The US government has provided over $79 billion since 1989 on policies related to climate change, including science and technology research, foreign aid, and tax breaks.
  • Despite the billions: “audits” of the science are left to unpaid volunteers. A dedicated but largely uncoordinated grassroots movement of scientists has sprung up around the globe to test the integrity of the theory and compete with a well funded highly organized climate monopoly. They have exposed major errors.
  • Carbon trading worldwide reached $126 billion in 2008. Banks are calling for more carbon-trading. And experts are predicting the carbon market will reach $2 – $10 trillion making carbon the largest single commodity traded.
  • Meanwhile in a distracting sideshow, Exxon-Mobil Corp is repeatedly attacked for paying a grand total of $23 million to skeptics—less than a thousandth of what the US government has put in, and less than one five-thousandth of the value of carbon trading in just the single year of 2008.

Alarmist hippies like to point at skeptics and demand peer-reviewed papers supporting the AGW skeptics point of view.  OK, scaremongers, would you like fries with that?

Pesky Americans, first they consider the climate crisis to be a non-issue, then they want to decide how to illuminate their own homes. Some people.

Not long ago Al Gore said that the Mayan empire fell because they ignored global warming and rode around in their gas-guzzling SUV’s, or something.  The Inca’s, on the other hand, well they just grabbed the Hawaiian Tropic and thrived in the warmth.  Pesky ancient civilizations, messing with the weather hysteric narrative.

just thrive already, no butts
just thrive already, no butts

Ian Plimer’s book has the UK’s Spectator going all wobbly on the AGW hoax.

How science will rid us of the AGW dogma.

As folks in Denver are discovering to their cost, alternative energy will cost you more.

Gore Lied has a great video from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  Go watch it, tell him I sent you for free popcorn.

The Universe almost imploded last week when Canada’s public-funded CBC aired an interview with a skeptic.  No doubt heads will be rolling at Can-Jazeera for letting that slip through the net.

Wind farms kill birds, so bird charities kill windfarms.  Seems fair to me.

A scientific journal editor is shocked, shocked at blowback against his article on global warming.  Despite throwing around the ‘denier’ perjorative, Rudy Baum declared:

…he was “startled” and “surprised” by the “contempt” and “vehemence” of the ACS scientists to his view of the global warming “consensus.”   “Some of the letters I received are not fit to print. Many of the letters we have printed are, I think it is fair to say, outraged by my position on global warming,”

Aussie politico’s finally figure out that carbon taxes kill jobs.  Carbon taxes also kill political careers, just ask Stephane Dion.  Stephane who?  Exactly.

Good news for feminists, man’s influence is insignificant.  Oh, wait, that’s not what they meant.

NASA suggests that another Dalton Minimum is possible.  I thought his career was done after The Living Daylights, but maybe he can do worse.

Supply and demand, it’s a problem if you’ve got wind.

Al Gore:

…warmer oceans make the average hurricane stronger, not only makes the winds stronger, but dramatically increases the moisture from the oceans evaporating into the storm – thus magnifying its destructive power – makes the duration, as well as the intensity of the hurricane, stronger.

it appears that Al Gore is full of crap
it appears that Al Gore is full of crap

Part Four: AGW in the News

A BBC insider, and famous face, decries the drop in journalistic standards at the Beeb:

…he also claims it is now ‘effectively BBC policy’ to stifle critics of the consensus view on global warming.  He says: ‘I believe I am one of a tiny number of BBC interviewers who have so much as raised the possibility that there is another side to the debate on climate change. ‘  The Corporation’s most famous interrogators invariably begin by accepting that “the science is settled”, when there are countless reputable scientists and climatologists producing work that says it isn’t.

Climate models are just as dumb as the runway kind, apparently.
Is it only hotter inside Al Gore’s head?  Good question.

As Rudy Baum fights for his job at the ACS paper, the APS is reviewing their climate stance.  It’s almost as if the science wasn’t settled after all.

Jonathon Porritt, a despicable anti-human depopulation fetishist leftard, is leaving his position as advisor on sustainable development.  I will repeat my response to those that claim the world is over-populated: after you.

A UK energy firm is in trouble for lying to the public about the size of wind turbines.

not so little, as it turned out
not so little, as it turned out

The meteorological office is roasted for forecasting a summer that never was.

I am Spartacus.  Well, OK, he’s not, but he is refusing to pay his carbon tax, which these days is pretty close to a gladiatorial effort.

The German Hordes are massing.  It’s not what you think, not even close.

Idaho is paying farmers not to water their crops at certain times.  Can anyone get onto this nice little scam, or just spud growers?

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Part Five: Global Hottie

I sort of worked a Bond joke into the Dalton minimum link above, which conveniently let’s me pick this week’s hottie from the rich vein of Bond girls.  however, since this is the first hottie since my hiatus, I think it only right that the hottie should have even a tenuous link to AGW.  Skeptics, welcome a Bond Girl with excellent environmental credentials, Ms. Eva Green.  I crack myself up.  Enjoy.

just cleek, Mister Bond...
just cleek, Mister Bond...

That’s a wrap, thanks for reading.

Wind Power: Trifecta of Fail

Managers at an aquarium tourist attraction in Devon, England have decided to axe their recently installed wind turbines after discovering the blades minced passing seagulls more efficiently than they produced electricity:

The 15m (50ft) high 6kW turbines at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth were installed in 2006 for a £3.6m sustainable energies project. But the Hoe-based attraction has taken them down after several birds died, it said. The aquarium also said they had not produced as much electricity as hoped.

Caroline Johnson, of the aquarium, said: “The major problems included where they were positioned. “The eddying effect of the wind meant they weren’t producing as much energy as they potentially could have. “The loss of life of seagulls flying into the turbines was also a problem and, following a gale, the turbines were damaged.”

Witness the trifecta fail of wind power – it kills birds, does not produce much power, and is easily damaged.

Alternative energy you can believe in!

UPDATE: More trouble for wind power as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds protests a giant wind farm.  heh.

Tiscali Sucks

Regular readers will know I have a low tolerance for poor customer service, see here.

The UK’s Tiscali, a telecom firm, has achieved a new low in my customer service experiences.

sucks
sucks, big time

The Daily Bayonet’s parent switched telephone and Internet service from BT to Tiscali, and during registration was asked if they would like a wireless router for £20.  Elderly parent didn’t know the answer, so Tiscali told them to call back when they found out, no problem.  A heroic, dashing son arrived and opined that yes, a wireless router would be an excellent idea and offered to make the call back to Tiscali on behalf of stressed parent.

Tiscali informed me (for the dashing, heroic son is, in fact, me) that the offer of the £20 router was only valid during account registration, and that it was no longer available as parent’s account is now open, and no longer qualifies for the offer.  I told them that less than 24 hours before they offered my parent the opportunity to call back, and they said no, they didn’t.

Aware that my parent is not normally a pathological liar prone to misunderstandings, I politely suggested that perhaps the Tiscali sales rep was less than honest about the process and that should count for something with regard to the cheap router offer.  They refused because it was impossible that their rep had offered my parent the chance to call back.  When asked if they would like to clarify that they were calling my parent a liar, they kindly informed me that ‘old people get confused all the time‘.  Nice, eh?

Despite repeated requests, I got nowhere with getting the router offer reinstated.  Instead,  Tiscali told me to go to a store and purchase a router because they do not sell routers. Attempting to move on, I asked Tiscali to tell me what the output jack was on the modem they were sending. In the UK where broadband modems have different output plugs (USB, DSL or ethernet) and routers have only one input socket, you need to ask these questions.

Tiscali’s ace customer service guy said he did not know what modem they would send and suggested I wait until the modem arrived.  Since I knew I would not be around to help my parent when the hardware arrived, I needed an answer I could act on, and asked to speak to a supervisor.

Tiscali’s ace refused to put me through to a supervisor.  I asked again, and was refused again, because the supervisor was ‘busy’.  I asked for a call back when the supervisor was less busy and was refused a third time.  I have never heard of anyone being denied access to escalating a complaint, but apparently at Tiscali, that’s just how they roll.

The outcome was zero customer satisfaction.  My parent will have to pay a PC guy to fix up a router and a wireless connection, thus wiping out most of the cost savings the switch to Tiscali was supposed to bring.

I’m not a singer, or you might have been treated to a video of Tiscali’s awesome awfulness.  Instead this rant will have to do.

Consumers beware – a move to Tiscali is not the deal it might appear to be, and while I’m horrified at suggesting BT is better, they are.

Feel free to pile on to Tiscali in the comments, share your stories.

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Drowning Smart Cars

After two weeks in the UK I got used to seeing tiny vehicles on the roads, but it never occurred to me to toss them into a river.  Some Dutch folk are having watery fun at the expense of Smart car owners:

Not so Smart car
Not so Smart car

Not good news for hippies, but hey – they’re hippies, so who cares?

While the fate of Dutch Smart cars may make Pious Prius drivers feel more secure, they have their own shameful truth to face – they are terrible drivers.

And yeah, I’m back.

Hiatus

This is the last post for two weeks, maybe three.

I hate to stop posting just as the blog has gotten a big jump in subscriber numbers, but I’m needed elsewhere right now and this is one of those times when blogging inconvenience is rendered meaningless.

Comments may get queued for moderation, if I can find some online time I’ll get to them, but no promises.

The blogroll will keep you supremely entertained, in fact you’ll never even notice I’m gone.

/posts

United Breaks Guitars

I’m a customer that won’t take poor service without a fight, but this guy has raised consumer revenge to an art form, literally, and has nailed United Airlines to the wall.  For breaking his guitar:

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The song tells the whole story, but the short version is that baggage handlers at Chicago’s O’Hare were seen tossing his guitar around, and even though he told employees about it right there and then, United messed him around for nearly a year before telling him to forget about compensation.

He was on Canada’s national news as the You Tube hits approached 500,000 and says that United have been calling him.

I bet they have.

**UPDATE: You Tube shows 1.3 million views and counting.  I bet a $3500 guitar looks pretty cheap to United about now.

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, July 10th 2009

Welcome to the hippie-head popping round-up of all things inconvenient and skeptical from the wacky world of global warming.

This will be the last round-up for a few weeks, The Daily Bayonet is headed to the sceptered isle of his birth for a visit, so you’re on your own.  Unless of course you choose to visit the many examples of blog excellence represented in the Blogroll.  That was a hint, in case you missed it.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

Was this the week that Al Gore finally jumped the shark?  While it comes as no surprise that the global warming profiteer prophet has a flair for the dramatic, he outdid himself when he compared the global warming threat to the Nazi threat of WWII.  This is what Al said, out loud, to a paying audience (emphasis mine):

‘Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War Two,’ Mr Gore said. ‘We have everything we need except political will but political will is a renewable resource.’

Mr Gore, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for the climate change film An Inconvenient Truth, said the greatest challenge would be to convince people that the threat from climate change was as urgent as the threat from Nazi Germany.

Global warming alarmists have always been dismissive of history, the use of the word ‘denier’ to label skeptics is an attempt to conflate people who prefer that science be scientific with those that deny Hitler’s genocide of the Jews.  Al has taken this skewed version of history and taken it up a notch.  A word to Al and his credulous minion hordes, it’s not comparable, not even close.

Perhaps it was fortunate that few members of government showed up for the speech, as one of the organizers noted:

Sir David, director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University, which organised the three-day forum, said he was ‘disappointed’ by the poor turnout from members of the Government. He said he had hoped ministers, including the Prime Minister, would attend.

That did not transpire. We need to work much harder with the Government.’

After Al’s Godwin moment at the forum, I imagine it will be hard to get any politician in the same zip code, let alone the same room.

The Goreacle wasn’t finished with his special version of crazy, he went on to say this:

Climate change, he said, is “ultimately a problem of consciousness”. He went on: “What is being tested is the proposition of whether or not the combination of an opposable thumb and a neocortex is a viable construct on this planet”.

Gore’s handlers were seen removing sharp objects from the vicinity of their man and are seeking a carbon-neutral helmet as we speak.

opposable thumbs, demonstrated
opposable thumbs, demonstrated

Before his mini-meltdown in Oxford, Al had blogged earlier about the passage of the cap and bend-over bill, calling it ‘bi-partisan’. And by bipartisan he meant thanks to the 8 GOP quislings that provided political cover for the Goreapelosi tax hike.  And yes, that was me using an old term to describe Nazi enablers.  Goose sauce, meet gander.

Weather warming for Melbourne, Australia.  Monday 13th July will see the city blanketed in deep snow with windchills and certain death if you venture outside.  It’s the Gore Effect, and it’s real.  Public service announcement ends.

It would be fair to ask why Al is becoming so desperate in his attempts to sell the global warming hoax, and I have the answer, right here.  There is no global warming.  Inconvenient, no?

To wrap this section, let’s look a bunch of well-meaning people who are deeply concerned for the world’s poor.  They have put together a video that begs Al Gore to make a movie to publicize the plight of the world’s starving.  Have a look:

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The problem is, the good people at Action Against Hunger failed to show Al how he can monetize their issue, so he’s just not going to return their calls.  Also, Al has a lot to do with why Africans are starving.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

Global warming causes marauding Parrot fish to invade the Mediterranean.  Add it to the list.

Last week we had an economist calling skeptics traitors against the planet, and this week we have Henry Waxman accusing Republicans of rooting against the USA because they have some questions about his global warming massive tax hike.

President of the World Obama is off to the G8 in Italy and looks set to tether America to the Hopenchangen Copenhagen accord.  This may be a good move for the US, since every nation that actually signed Kyoto increased emissions far more than America in the same period.  So the USA gets some of the feelgood effect of signing a useless treaty and show up its EU partners as token gasbags.  Whatever happens, signing Copenhagen can’t do any more damage than the seppuku of Waxman-Malarkey.

More coverage of the EPA suppression of the Carlin report.  They say it’s not the crime but the coer-up that gets you, let’s hope they are right.  Any chance that global warming muppet Jim Hansen will speak up about Carlin’s censorship?

Skeptics can get their happy faces on, 22 hippies are off to jail for blocking a coal train:

None of the defendants denied being on the train but they told the jury they did not believe they were doing anything criminal because they were trying to prevent climate change.

I guess they thought the Kingsnorth excuse was a get out of jail free card.  Guess again, jailbirds!

There were two more legal wins for reason, in the UK a moonbat failed to stop farmers trying to grow things, and in the US protestors took a hit when a court refused their bid to stop a new power plant development.  Happy days.

Hybrid drivers get preferential parking treatment over the disabled.  No, really.

Jolly Price Chuckles, the poster boy for genetic degradation of royal blood lines, was snubbed by a Dimbleby.  For non-UK readers, a Dimbleby is a product of the BBC skunkworks that produced generations of broadcasters with a condescending nasal whine.  Imagine Oprah 3.0 with a cheap hair-dryer shoved up her nostrils.  Yeah, exactly like that.

Class war, anyone?  The mask slips a little further to reveal the real green agenda.  Remember, hippies don’t have anything of value and they don’t understand how to create wealth, only steal it for the public pot.  And by pot, I mean, well, pot.

Here’s a great alarmist idea, let’s have CO2 police to spy on businesses to monitor ‘acceptable’ power use.  I think it’s already clear to most thinking entities where the power abuse is, and it’s not in businesses.

Planet Gore gets mail, allows the ranting moonbat just enough rope and pulls the lever.  Ouch.

Alaskan greens want their cake, but no cake for you.

Why didn’t we think of this before, stop global warming by decree.  Change we can believe in.

One member of the GOP8 is feeling the heat from his vote, and it’s not caused by global warming.  More heat in New Mexico, too.

What is this, and why?

all at sea
all at sea

Global warming alarmist Richard Black commits heresy, asks inconvenient questions.

Tom Nelson has fun with juxtaposition and reefs.  Coral reefs, that is.

Greens love their Pious Prius hybrids. Driving their ugly look-at-me-I-love-the-planet-more-than-you social statements gives the urban hippie plenty of the feelgood factor.  Or it did, before Prius drivers demanded bigger engines.  Can the Hemi V8 Prius be far behind?

Oxfam peddles classic alarmism:

Cities like New Delhi could see as much as a 30 percent drop in worker productivity because rising temperatures will make it impossible for people to work at the same rate on hot summer days without serious health impacts, Oxfam, the international aid group, warned on Monday.

Hey, Oxfam, there is a better life through technology, it’s called air-conditioning.  Google it.

Climate hysterics, hippies or Greens, whatever you want to call them all fit under one common umbrella: killjoys.  Say good bye to planet-killing fireworks.  And they wonder why China won’t buy into their hoax.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Real Climate, a weblog that is like catnip to moonbats, gets another slapping around the fizzog with a damp kipper, courtesy of Roger Sr.

Calling it like they see at PG, cap and trade dementia.

California lost its last car-making plant when GM decided to shutter it’s joint-venture with Toyota.  Oddly enough, the plant was Toyota’s most expensive US manufacturing plant, I wonder why?

Richard Lindzen poked fun at alarmists when he suggested that ordinary Americans could see through the global warming hype, but ‘educated’ people couldn’t.

The light bulb that refuses to die quietly.

Green investing, not doing so well as it turns out.  Who could have guessed that hippies have no money?

T. Boone finds that he has to Pickens his battles and trashes plans for the mega windfarm.

Congress was misinformed about global warming (autoplay video at the link)

Al Gore’s hoax runs into a Buzz saw.  Grizzled astronaut versus pudgy politico, who would you bet on?

Gore was not the first muppet slapped around by Buzz
Gore is not the first muppet Buzz has slapped around

The global warming scare is propped up by doom-saying scenarios generated by computer models that are interpreted by agenda-driven rent seekers, or moonbats.  Hands up if anyone is surprised that it turns out the computer models programming ‘does not meet the best standards’.  Translation, the code is junk, just like the ‘science’ the models support.  Watts has more.

Hey, you know how we know the globe is warming?  Because it’s getting colder, that’s how.

Solar power, saving the planet by creating blackouts and raising energy costs.

This week’s must-read, Sea-level rise, a non-existent threat exploited by alarmists, by Tim Ball.

It’s the Sun, stupid.  The cold version.

More on the Seas that are not rising, or warming.  Scientists have confirmed that they are still wet, they think.

An alarmist accidently reveals the inconvenient truth that the science is far from settled.

Scaremongers are still using ‘Big Oil’ money to demonize skeptical scientists.  Still not revealed is Al Gore’s source of $300 million for the RePower America campaign.  Awkward, much?

Science, what’s science got to do with anything?

Sen. Inhofe, the grand-daddy of skeptics, is insisting that the Senate hold hearings on what’s actually in the climate bill.  This is dreadfully inconvenient for Democrats because Rep. Boehner didn’t read the entire thing to them, so they have no idea what it says.  Perhaps the NRO can help them out.

The G8 climate deal is on the ropes before Obama even gets to Italy.  (video at the link)

It’s the Sun, stupid.  The warm version.

My favorite headline of the week: Global Warming Causes Stupidity:

Today’s schools present political propaganda films like Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, “skeptics” are described as evil beings out to destroy the earth, and students are routinely punished for questioning global warming orthodoxy – whichever version of it is currently in the hands of their teachers. Tens of billions of dollars have been spent on fake science, scientists and bureaucrats have been punished for questioning it, and media moguls have delighted in hyping it. It’s yet another in a continuously growing list of case studies in Big Lie politics.

Part Four: AGW in the News

Inconvenient timing for Democrats as the planet cools while their scaremongering rhetoric heats up.

Toronto, Ontario.  A Socialist paradise where you can buy anything you want as long as it comes in a nickel bag.  And by nickel bag I mean the mandatory 5c plastic grocery sack, which is not catching on.

Politicians can save the planet, by controlling every move you make.  George Orwell was unavailable for comment.

Carbon cultists love the planet and hate mankind, which is why bicycles are perfect in their opinion.

Global warming shrinks sheep.  I blame careless farmers that leave their lambs out in the rain, but that’s just me.

Before the G8 deal started to disintegrate, it was to be aspirational.  Oh well, I suppose the world leaders will have to settle for ex-aspiration.  Thank you, you’re a great audience, don’t forget to tip your waitress.

Britain could be a wind and wave ‘titan’. Alternatively they will embrace wind and tide power and wave goodbye to the economy as it’s blown away.

Journalists are revolting.  Wait, let me clarify, journalists are pushing back at the spin around global warming.

Conrad Black might be in jail in the Sunshine State, but he can still tell left from right.  Stay strong, Lord Black, and don’t reach for the soap.

A new study by a group of lefty morons claims that the UK is the 74th world ‘happiness’ rankings.  Number One is Costa Rica.  Really.

The Rolling Stone magazine spots a green bubble, and surprisingly writes about it.

Green death and the caskets for basket cases.

The Wall Street Journal blows the lid off the ethanol myth:

In 2007, the U.S. consumed nearly 55.8 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTUs), or about 9.6 billion barrels of oil equivalent, in natural gas and oil. That’s about 98 times as much energy as the U.S. consumed in ethanol and biofuels, which totaled 98 million barrels of oil equivalent.

Meanwhile, ethanol and biofuels are getting subsidies of $5.72 per million BTU. That’s 190 times as much as natural gas and petroleum liquids, which get subsidies of $0.03 per million BTU.

The three opposition parties in Canada’s minority parliament are upset that Canada is not ‘doing enough’ for the environment.  The three parties are the Liberals, who threw their carbon tax plan under the bus after the last election, the traitors of the Bloc and the Communards of the NDP, so I’ll call their ‘upset’ a solid win.

It came from the shrubbery:

taking pot shots
taking pot shots

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Part Five: Global Hottie

This week’s hottie is a relevant one again, with an actual news story about global warming.  She’s been called the music industry bicycle, because everyone’s had a ride, and she famously declared that she could use just one sheet of bathroom tissue to save the planet, which indicates to me that she is foreign to the delight that is curry.

So, skeptics, she might be easy and she might be as dumb as a bag of hammers, but she’s hot, and that’s all it takes to get the treasured global hottie nod.  Please give a warm weekly round-up welcome to Miss Sheryl Crow.

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click for larger hippy chickness

That’s all folks, see you in a few weeks time.

Slowness

Blogging will be lighter than usual this week, for a variety of reasons.

The weekly round-up will still magically appear on Thursday, but for fresh skepticism check out the list of excellence that is the blogroll.

It’s over there, on the right.

Aussies Surrender to Hoax

A moonbat council in Byron Bay in New South Wales has decided that not only is global warming real, but that it cannot be beaten.

MILLIONS of dollars worth of luxury waterfront homes at Byron Bay will be demolished in the name of climate change following a council decision to enshrine “planned retreat” in law.   The radical step to block homeowners protecting their property from rising sea levels was contained in a coastal planning policy released by the Greens-run Byron Bay Council yesterday.

It would be the first time in NSW that the idea of planned retreat – where nature is allowed to take its course – will be imposed on existing dwellings under state law.

Dutch people should be grateful that the Greens aren’t running their country, or the dikes that protect the lowlands would not exist.

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