Global Warming Fiction

Emo-Joe Romm’s Climate Progress has a guest post that asks a simple question: Will Novels Save the World?

Why yes, Joe.  Yes they will:

Joe felt that Crichton’s novel was so damaging to the global warming cause that he delivered a crass post on the announcement of the author’s death.

The CP article includes this gem:

A spate of novels and movies that feature climate change as either an overt part of the story-line, or an implicit backdrop against which mythical heroes strive may be creating the critical mass for a cultural awakening that allows climate change to be perceived at that pre-rational level – the kind of limbic awareness that motivates change. Or so we can hope.

Full disclosure – I am at work on a trilogy that tells the story of one man’s struggle to prevent climate change, and to survive it and preserve some small part of nature when he fails.

It stands to reason that alarmists would write more fiction just as the world wakes up to the entirely fictional AGW hoax.

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Tea or Coffee?

America’s Left has been rattled by the rise of the Tea Party movement, a group of diverse, mostly conservative citizens fed up with big government.  Because Tea Party people tend to be free-thinking, independent and educated, they are also skeptical of global warming.  My kind of people.

Finally the Left has come up with a brilliant new strategy to counter the Tea Party.  The Coffee Party.  I kid you not.

Here’s what The Coffee Party has to say about global warming:

Most people have heard about CO2 but fewer are aware of how dangerous and toxic the volatile organic compounds are, for both human and vegetative health. Tropospheric ozone that occurs when nitrous oxides, sulphur dioxide, and aldehydes react to UV radiation is poisonous. With high enough exposure, it is well documented to cause cancer, emphysema, and asthma in people, and for plants, it interferes with the ability of foliage to photosynthesize and produce chlorophyll.

Embrace the crazy and feel free to utter a quiet WTF, I know I did.

Americans and now Brits are rising up against bloated, corrupt government, but lefties think they can counter the uprising by branding themselves as an alternative caffeinated beverage.  If you needed a demonstration of the intellectually bankrupt left, this is it.

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Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Feb. 25th 2010

In this weeks Round-Up you can vote for your favorite deadly gas, discover the pure joy of milk in a bag and learn the correct way to use a saucepan on a polar bear.  I’m not kidding.

It’s fun, it’s educational and there’s a hottie too.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

It’s been a tough 2010 at the Global Warming Hoax World HQ in Tennessee, so let’s start with some good news for the propheteer: now that we all know there is no such thing as AGW, at least his beachfront property isn’t going to be underwater anytime soon.

The Goreacle will also be thrilled to learn that his global warming climate crisis ticks a lot of the requirements to be classified as a cult.

Great news for alarmed warmists, Al Gore is no longer missing.  The indefatigable Milloy has photographic evidence that Al is alive and well.

Investors Business Daily found the nine lies of Al Gore, but they might want to add a few more:

Last November, Al Gore was hailed by Newsweek as “The Thinking Man’s Thinking Man.”

Since then we and he have been given much to think about, starting with the damning e-mails from researchers associated with the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Britain. The e-mails revealed an organized attempt to “hide the decline” in global temperatures, to manipulate data to fit preconceived conclusions, and to discredit and shun reputable skeptics.

A key finding of the IPCC, which along with Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, was revealed last month to be utterly bogus. The IPCC claimed glaciers in the Himalayas would likely disappear by 2035. The only thing they had to back it up was a 1999 non-peer reviewed article in an Indian mass-market science magazine.

As Al reels under the relentless pressure of the truth, he is still blaming ‘big oil’ for funding a mysterious skeptics network.  He doesn’t understand that it’s an Army of Davids that he’s up against, and we’re small, nimble and informed.  Big Green, the multi-billion dollar activist corporations cannot react quickly and this is why they and Al are losing hearts and minds.

Walter Russell Mead unloads on the Goreacle.  Read leans warmist, so this evisceration is an especially sweet example of green on green:

I think Al Gore failed the climate change movement and that his negligence and blindness has done it irreparable harm.  If the skeptics are right and the world isn’t warming — or if natural causes are responsible for climate change –  it doesn’t matter much.  But if Al Gore and the climate change people are even half right about what is happening to our world, the cost of Mr. Gore’s failures are incalculably great. He was the one world leader who had the standing inside the climate change movement to lead it onto a more sustainable path and, as far as we can tell from the facts now before us, he didn’t really try.

Will Al Gore go to jail?  One legal opinion says… well you’ll have to go look for yourself.

It’s not just Al Gore who’s been conspicuously absent since Climategate, Canadian hippie’s spiritual leader David Suzuki hasn’t been as active as usual, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

Scientists have just discovered cold water reefs in the shores around England, just in time to declare them about to be destroyed by global warming.  Someone send these clowns a memo that blaming everything on global warming doesn’t get the grant money it used to pre-Climategate.

Michael ‘Stick’ Mann does PR, discovers projection:

…the climate science community has been in battle for years. There’s an organized, well-funded effort to discredit us. And not just our science, but individuals. There’s been an increasing effort towards, so called ‘swiftboating’ of individual scientists. Smear campaigns run against scientists for the sole purpose of discrediting them, so as to discredit the science.

Another warmist mouthpiece, Kevin Grandia, bemoans that skeptics appearing in the news are not climatologists or peer-reviewed.  But wait, Grandia’s in the media telling everyone that global warming is real, so he must be a climatologist, right?  Errr, no.

Australians, the reason you fail to understand that you must be taxed out of existence to save the planet is because you’re stupid.  An environmentalist said so, so it must be true.

Rajendra “DH Lawrence” Pachauri has led the way to a green future.  Or is that greens futures?  How else to explain that his foundation built a golf course in a city that is short of drinking water?

The NYT’s climate shill-in-chief threw a tantrum over the collapse of the global warming hoax.  Expect lots more of these meltdowns, lefties don’t lose graciously.  Ever.

The AP’s shill is as bad, but he’s still spinning the facts, not yet ready to admit defeat.  Give him a few more weeks.

Big businesses everywhere can breathe more easily knowing that the UN is seeking to quantify their environmental impact.  That sound you hear is any chance of economic recovery leaving Earth’s gravitational pull.

The head of NOAA, when asked an awkward question, redefines the art of not answering a simple question:

..

With all the uncertainty around climate science, headline writers are learning to cover all the angles: “Global warming may hurt some poor populations, benefit others” Take that skeptics, now we can never be wrong! (insert evil villain cackle here).

Hippies have woken up to the fact that no-one believes them about global warming, so they’re going to win the argument.  Just as soon as they can, like, be bothered, man.

Newsweek lays the blame for the publics rejection of the global warming hoax on scientists who exaggerated the facts. Because Newsweek wouldn’t have just reported sensational junk science, right?  Oh, wait: It’s too late to stop global warmingIt’s fat people’s fault, and Global warming is the cause of this year’s extreme weather.

Scaremongers ain’t what they used to be, the fire-in-belly white guys in dreads protesting whatever have been replaced by corporate green –  people who wear suits and know what soap and shampoo are for.  But that doesn’t mean the alarmist press has to like it, dammit:

Greenpeace’s executive director, John Sauven, wrote a newspaper article this week calling for “fight” and “leadership” over climate, but his organisation has shown precious little of either. Indeed, two of his top aides have separately told me that the group is “keeping its head down” to avoid Right-wing US politicians capitalising on its involvement. This illustrates the problem precisely. Green groups got obsessed with policy and politicians, and complacent about public opinion, which they took for granted. They became part of the establishment, and let the sceptics take over their former role as insurgents. And they now cannot get their act together to respond.

Bearded hippie Josh Rosenau is shocked, shocked that there is a Bill to tell South Dakota schoolkids about both sides of the global warming argument.  In his rant he says skeptics “repeat nonsense about global temperatures declining for the last 8 years.”  Anyone that wants to tell Josh it’s been getting colder for 15 years and the ex-head of the CRU says so, be my guest.

Jeffrey Sachs, not content with comparing climate skeptics to holocaust deniers ups the ante and draws a comparison to those that denied a link between smoking and cancerWatts is furious, and as a person who lost someone close to the evil weed, I get his anger.

Good reef, Charlie Brown.  Reefs are dying, global warming to blame.  Greenpeace too, in case you forgot.

I mentioned that Al Gore has failed to understand that he’s facing an Army of Davids.  That line was inspired by this excellent post, your must-read of the week:

Many skeptical-leaning bloggers have scientific, mathematical, and statistical training – not to mention decades of real-world experience under their belts. Others have been professional communicators (I, myself, am a former print journalist). Some are speed-readers, others have photographic memories. Many, like the folks who rendered the Climategate e-mails fully searchable within a matter of hours, have impressive information technology skills.

Battle of the deadly gases: Will deadly methane or evil water vapor kill us all?  Vote for your favorite method of horrible boiling death below:

[polldaddy poll=2753488]

Do skeptics give skepticism a bad name? Does a sore-losing leftard journalist give journalists a bad name?  You decide.

For any iPhone-owning Round-Up readers that may have felt unfairly accused of being closet hippies in the past couple of weeks, there’s an app for that.  Get your skeptics app and feel free to use that shiny black tech in public once again.

Call the Whaaaaaaambulance, warmists are very upset that skeptics are beating them.  Here’s a clue, hippies, you fight like girls.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Green stimulus we can believe in: The Feds can weatherize your house for the low, low price of $57,362.  In California the same deal has only cost $1.03 million per house, so far.  Golly, with a record like this in basic construction, I can’t wait to see what the government can do for health care.

David Deming, a man who paid a professional price for his open climate skepticism wonders why his accusers persecutors are so quiet these days.

Yvo DeBoer quit the IPCC, the first big name rat to jump the sinking AGW ship.  Raj Pachauri is fighting to keep his job in what looks to be the end times for the current iteration of the UN climate body.  Three big corporations fled the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, which is only the tip of the, er, iceberg.

Richard Lindzen wrote a pithy letter to the Boston Globe, calling out their weasel reporting:

KERRY EMANUEL’S Feb. 15 op-ed “Climate changes are proven fact’’ is more advocacy than assessment. Vague terms such as “consistent with,’’ “probably,’’ and “potentially’’ hardly change this. Certainly climate change is real; it occurs all the time. To claim that the little we’ve seen is larger than any change we “have been able to discern’’ for a thousand years is disingenuous.

President Neophyte Obama’s climate plans are in tatters, which means that his health bill, economic stimulus and Gitmo plans will have something else to keep them company.

Frightening kids has been a well-worn scaremonger tactic, but it comes at a real cost to adolescent well-being.  Of course, scientists blame the media, and vice versa in a circular firing squad.

Disappearing ice had more to do with a mighty wind than warmer temperatures.

Great news for electric car lovers, the new Tesla roadster is super-cool.  As long as you don’t mind only being able to drive a $109,000 car between 40-hour recharges:

Tesla supplies a normal 110-volt cable that works on any standard three-prong outlet. However, despite what simple math might indicate (half of 220 means a 12-hour charge?), the 110-volt cable can only transfer five miles for each hour of charging time. Translation: Over 40 hours to top off on a normal wall outlet…

That ‘debate is over’ thing?  Not so over as Al Gore would like, as it happens.

Would someone let President Obama know that Vancouver’s weather isn’t a sign of the global warming apocalypse?  Just hack the teleprompter, he’ll say whatever’s on the screen.

Pay up, or the wind farm sleeps with the fishes.

Sonny Corleone, a metaphor for AGW science?

Al Gore still warns that sea levels are rising, but the ‘scientists’ behind the claim have withdrawn their report because it’s full of junk science.  If you ever thought Climategate was a storm in a teacup, just try and imagine a report being voluntarily withdrawn in a pre-Climategate world.  Yeah, exactly.

The IPCC’s report now has a problem with biofuels.  At this point, can we try and find one bit of the report that wasn’t made up?  Any volunteers?

The US Giver-ment is guaranteeing a new solar project’s $1.37 billion loan.  Let’s hope the ROI make more sense than the Nellis AFB project.

Wind Power is a green pipe-dream, here’s the ugly truth, they can’t power anything.

Arlington scientists have discovered a new way of making hippie heads explode, do something useful with coal.

Fraud.  The global warming F-word.  Phil Jones might have committed it by omission, others by action.  Inhofe has more to say (video at the link).

The science that won the IPCC and Al Gore a Nobel is flawed, fatally so.  Can you think of a reason why a politically motivated group of scientists trying to prove global warming might want to leave Antarctica out of the data?  Anyone?  Bueller?

Spot the Missing Continent

In the UK, the damage to belief in global warming is severe, and permanent.  Less than one third of people now think AGW is ‘definitely’ a reality.

The news is just as bad for warmists in the US, where global warming came dead last in a poll of priorities.  That’s 21st place.  To illustrate how bad that is, ‘trade policy’ beat global warming as a concern for Americans, yet no-one spent$300 million advertising trade policy as an urgent priority.  Ouch.

Greens rail against skeptics for influencing public opinion, but if they had produced credible science in an honest way without end-of-the-world hubris, perhaps we’d have far less ammunition and perhaps the EPA and Barbara Boxer wouldn’t have to throw the IPCC under the bus.  That report is full of fail.

The Met. Office is to re-examine 150 years worth of data to see if it actually shows any warming.  They proposed the review in December, but  politicians stopped them:

The Met Office privately proposed the reassessment last December, soon after more than a thousand leaked e-mails raised doubts about the integrity of some scientists at the Climatic Research Unit. The Times revealed on December 5 that the Department of Energy and Climate Change had stopped the Met Office announcing the reassessment because it feared that it would be seized upon as an admission of weakness on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit.

Remind me, if this is about science, why the political maneuvers?

Part Four: AGW in the News

A skeptic is vindicated in the Dutch press “He was right after all.”

Britain meets the Gore effect and is once more covered in global warming.

The inconvenient Medieval Warming Period and what it means for the global warming hoax:

A Nature study last year showed water temperatures in the Indonesia area were the same in medieval times as they are today.  Therefore the grossly simplistic formula of “greater GHG emissions equals greater warming” is false–and we absolutely know there are major natural factors affecting warming.
Unless you’ve seen images of Viking ships with smoke stacks you know that, aside from some small herds of very small methane-belching cows, mankind was producing virtually no GHGs back then. If the medieval warming wasn’t man made, then the recent warming may not be either.

Yvo De Boer might have quit the IPCC, but he’s not going to go hungry, he’s already landed a top paying gig with KPMG.  Meanwhile, his green friends try and spin his departure as about time.

Global warming causes dirty cars.  Add it to the list.

In Soviet Russia, skeptics on TV say Nyet.

Sainsbury’s shoppers will soon join Ontarians in discovering the joy of buying milk in bags.  Any ecological benefits of less packaging for milk will be offset by the increase in use of paper towels, floor cleaner and wasted milk.  It’s a liquid in a bag, what could possibly go wrong?  See how simple and convenient milk in a bag isn’t:

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‘Kooky’ alarmists and an inconvenient climate.

Canada’s Rex Murphy unloads on the Bed, Bath & Beyond greenwashing effort:

There is something useful in this attempt at pretentious fake-pious marketing. It should re-alert the good citizens of Alberta to how much the post-Climategate-desperate campaigners of the tattered global warming crusade will seize on any target or symbol to reanimate their tired and much battered lobby. And the oil sands are, to use a Gore-ithet, convenient.

The Globe and Mail holds its nose and profiles Climate Audit’s Steve McIntyre.

The next time the MSM protests that they have no pro-warming bias, remember this example set by the Gray Lady.

Inuit’s talk to the Times about life in the north, and hunting polar bears.  At least they don’t pretend to be eco-warriors running around on the ice bashing the bears with saucepans.

A UK power company accepts reality and drops plans to generate power from biomass in favor of coal, because the government won’t guarantee the subsidies needed to make the alternative energy source viable.

Newsweek says that scientists are their own worst enemy, while the Daily Telegraph says that bungling boffins are just par for the course.  With all due respect to the DT, there is a significant difference between incompetent bungling and deliberate fraud, however you might try and spin it.

A top US climate official appears all over the Climategate emails, apparently complicit in trying to suppress awkward truths about the flawed science.

Poor government policies in India are undoing Norman Borlaug’s Green Revolution.  Not good news for people who need to eat anytime soon.

People living near densely forested areas can relax, the trees are not coming for you.

The International Panel on Climate Change confirmed the evidence had not been peer-reviewed and will now amend the section of its 2007 report devoted to ‘killer trees’.  A spokesman said: “It appears the claim was not based on new data or field research but on that bit with the angry, talking trees in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Heh.

A Canadian politician speaks sense about global warming, and the ruling class swoon and disown him.  Would someone show Stephen Harper the definition of ‘conservative’?

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Part Five: Global Hottie

I was going to use a picture of Zooey Deschanel, but I did that already.  So, here’s Katy Perry, because damn if they weren’t separated at birth…

Thanks for reading.

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Feb. 25th 2010

In this weeks Round-Up you can vote for your favorite deadly gas, discover the pure joy of milk in a bag and learn the correct way to use a saucepan on a polar bear.  I’m not kidding.

It’s fun, it’s educational and there’s a hottie too.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

It’s been a tough 2010 at the Global Warming Hoax World HQ in Tennessee, so let’s start with some good news for the propheteer: now that we all know there is no such thing as AGW, at least his beachfront property isn’t going to be underwater anytime soon.

The Goreacle will also be thrilled to learn that his global warming climate crisis ticks a lot of the requirements to be classified as a cult.

Great news for alarmed warmists, Al Gore is no longer missing.  The indefatigable Milloy has photographic evidence that Al is alive and well.

Investors Business Daily found the nine lies of Al Gore, but they might want to add a few more:

Last November, Al Gore was hailed by Newsweek as “The Thinking Man’s Thinking Man.”

Since then we and he have been given much to think about, starting with the damning e-mails from researchers associated with the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Britain. The e-mails revealed an organized attempt to “hide the decline” in global temperatures, to manipulate data to fit preconceived conclusions, and to discredit and shun reputable skeptics.

A key finding of the IPCC, which along with Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, was revealed last month to be utterly bogus. The IPCC claimed glaciers in the Himalayas would likely disappear by 2035. The only thing they had to back it up was a 1999 non-peer reviewed article in an Indian mass-market science magazine.

As Al reels under the relentless pressure of the truth, he is still blaming ‘big oil’ for funding a mysterious skeptics network.  He doesn’t understand that it’s an Army of Davids that he’s up against, and we’re small, nimble and informed.  Big Green, the multi-billion dollar activist corporations cannot react quickly and this is why they and Al are losing hearts and minds.

Walter Russell Mead unloads on the Goreacle.  Read leans warmist, so this evisceration is an especially sweet example of green on green:

I think Al Gore failed the climate change movement and that his negligence and blindness has done it irreparable harm.  If the skeptics are right and the world isn’t warming — or if natural causes are responsible for climate change –  it doesn’t matter much.  But if Al Gore and the climate change people are even half right about what is happening to our world, the cost of Mr. Gore’s failures are incalculably great. He was the one world leader who had the standing inside the climate change movement to lead it onto a more sustainable path and, as far as we can tell from the facts now before us, he didn’t really try.

Will Al Gore go to jail?  One legal opinion says… well you’ll have to go look for yourself.

It’s not just Al Gore who’s been conspicuously absent since Climategate, Canadian hippie’s spiritual leader David Suzuki hasn’t been as active as usual, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

Scientists have just discovered cold water reefs in the shores around England, just in time to declare them about to be destroyed by global warming.  Someone send these clowns a memo that blaming everything on global warming doesn’t get the grant money it used to pre-Climategate.

Michael ‘Stick’ Mann does PR, discovers projection:

…the climate science community has been in battle for years. There’s an organized, well-funded effort to discredit us. And not just our science, but individuals. There’s been an increasing effort towards, so called ‘swiftboating’ of individual scientists. Smear campaigns run against scientists for the sole purpose of discrediting them, so as to discredit the science.

Another warmist mouthpiece, Kevin Grandia, bemoans that skeptics appearing in the news are not climatologists or peer-reviewed.  But wait, Grandia’s in the media telling everyone that global warming is real, so he must be a climatologist, right?  Errr, no.

Australians, the reason you fail to understand that you must be taxed out of existence to save the planet is because you’re stupid.  An environmentalist said so, so it must be true.

Rajendra “DH Lawrence” Pachauri has led the way to a green future.  Or is that greens futures?  How else to explain that his foundation built a golf course in a city that is short of drinking water?

The NYT’s climate shill-in-chief threw a tantrum over the collapse of the global warming hoax.  Expect lots more of these meltdowns, lefties don’t lose graciously.  Ever.

The AP’s shill is as bad, but he’s still spinning the facts, not yet ready to admit defeat.  Give him a few more weeks.

Big businesses everywhere can breathe more easily knowing that the UN is seeking to quantify their environmental impact.  That sound you hear is any chance of economic recovery leaving Earth’s gravitational pull.

The head of NOAA, when asked an awkward question, redefines the art of not answering a simple question:

..

With all the uncertainty around climate science, headline writers are learning to cover all the angles: “Global warming may hurt some poor populations, benefit others” Take that skeptics, now we can never be wrong! (insert evil villain cackle here).

Hippies have woken up to the fact that no-one believes them about global warming, so they’re going to win the argument.  Just as soon as they can, like, be bothered, man.

Newsweek lays the blame for the publics rejection of the global warming hoax on scientists who exaggerated the facts. Because Newsweek wouldn’t have just reported sensational junk science, right?  Oh, wait: It’s too late to stop global warmingIt’s fat people’s fault, and Global warming is the cause of this year’s extreme weather.

Scaremongers ain’t what they used to be, the fire-in-belly white guys in dreads protesting whatever have been replaced by corporate green –  people who wear suits and know what soap and shampoo are for.  But that doesn’t mean the alarmist press has to like it, dammit:

Greenpeace’s executive director, John Sauven, wrote a newspaper article this week calling for “fight” and “leadership” over climate, but his organisation has shown precious little of either. Indeed, two of his top aides have separately told me that the group is “keeping its head down” to avoid Right-wing US politicians capitalising on its involvement. This illustrates the problem precisely. Green groups got obsessed with policy and politicians, and complacent about public opinion, which they took for granted. They became part of the establishment, and let the sceptics take over their former role as insurgents. And they now cannot get their act together to respond.

Bearded hippie Josh Rosenau is shocked, shocked that there is a Bill to tell South Dakota schoolkids about both sides of the global warming argument.  In his rant he says skeptics “repeat nonsense about global temperatures declining for the last 8 years.”  Anyone that wants to tell Josh it’s been getting colder for 15 years and the ex-head of the CRU says so, be my guest.

Jeffrey Sachs, not content with comparing climate skeptics to holocaust deniers ups the ante and draws a comparison to those that denied a link between smoking and cancerWatts is furious, and as a person who lost someone close to the evil weed, I get his anger.

Good reef, Charlie Brown.  Reefs are dying, global warming to blame.  Greenpeace too, in case you forgot.

I mentioned that Al Gore has failed to understand that he’s facing an Army of Davids.  That line was inspired by this excellent post, your must-read of the week:

Many skeptical-leaning bloggers have scientific, mathematical, and statistical training – not to mention decades of real-world experience under their belts. Others have been professional communicators (I, myself, am a former print journalist). Some are speed-readers, others have photographic memories. Many, like the folks who rendered the Climategate e-mails fully searchable within a matter of hours, have impressive information technology skills.

Battle of the deadly gases: Will deadly methane or evil water vapor kill us all?  Vote for your favorite method of horrible boiling death below:

[polldaddy poll=2753488]

Do skeptics give skepticism a bad name? Does a sore-losing leftard journalist give journalists a bad name?  You decide.

For any iPhone-owning Round-Up readers that may have felt unfairly accused of being closet hippies in the past couple of weeks, there’s an app for that.  Get your skeptics app and feel free to use that shiny black tech in public once again.

Call the Whaaaaaaambulance, warmists are very upset that skeptics are beating them.  Here’s a clue, hippies, you fight like girls.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Green stimulus we can believe in: The Feds can weatherize your house for the low, low price of $57,362.  In California the same deal has only cost $1.03 million per house, so far.  Golly, with a record like this in basic construction, I can’t wait to see what the government can do for health care.

David Deming, a man who paid a professional price for his open climate skepticism wonders why his accusers persecutors are so quiet these days.

Yvo DeBoer quit the IPCC, the first big name rat to jump the sinking AGW ship.  Raj Pachauri is fighting to keep his job in what looks to be the end times for the current iteration of the UN climate body.  Three big corporations fled the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, which is only the tip of the, er, iceberg.

Richard Lindzen wrote a pithy letter to the Boston Globe, calling out their weasel reporting:

KERRY EMANUEL’S Feb. 15 op-ed “Climate changes are proven fact’’ is more advocacy than assessment. Vague terms such as “consistent with,’’ “probably,’’ and “potentially’’ hardly change this. Certainly climate change is real; it occurs all the time. To claim that the little we’ve seen is larger than any change we “have been able to discern’’ for a thousand years is disingenuous.

President Neophyte Obama’s climate plans are in tatters, which means that his health bill, economic stimulus and Gitmo plans will have something else to keep them company.

Frightening kids has been a well-worn scaremonger tactic, but it comes at a real cost to adolescent well-being.  Of course, scientists blame the media, and vice versa in a circular firing squad.

Disappearing ice had more to do with a mighty wind than warmer temperatures.

Great news for electric car lovers, the new Tesla roadster is super-cool.  As long as you don’t mind only being able to drive a $109,000 car between 40-hour recharges:

Tesla supplies a normal 110-volt cable that works on any standard three-prong outlet. However, despite what simple math might indicate (half of 220 means a 12-hour charge?), the 110-volt cable can only transfer five miles for each hour of charging time. Translation: Over 40 hours to top off on a normal wall outlet…

That ‘debate is over’ thing?  Not so over as Al Gore would like, as it happens.

Would someone let President Obama know that Vancouver’s weather isn’t a sign of the global warming apocalypse?  Just hack the teleprompter, he’ll say whatever’s on the screen.

Pay up, or the wind farm sleeps with the fishes.

Sonny Corleone, a metaphor for AGW science?

Al Gore still warns that sea levels are rising, but the ‘scientists’ behind the claim have withdrawn their report because it’s full of junk science.  If you ever thought Climategate was a storm in a teacup, just try and imagine a report being voluntarily withdrawn in a pre-Climategate world.  Yeah, exactly.

The IPCC’s report now has a problem with biofuels.  At this point, can we try and find one bit of the report that wasn’t made up?  Any volunteers?

The US Giver-ment is guaranteeing a new solar project’s $1.37 billion loan.  Let’s hope the ROI make more sense than the Nellis AFB project.

Wind Power is a green pipe-dream, here’s the ugly truth, they can’t power anything.

Arlington scientists have discovered a new way of making hippie heads explode, do something useful with coal.

Fraud.  The global warming F-word.  Phil Jones might have committed it by omission, others by action.  Inhofe has more to say (video at the link).

The science that won the IPCC and Al Gore a Nobel is flawed, fatally so.  Can you think of a reason why a politically motivated group of scientists trying to prove global warming might want to leave Antarctica out of the data?  Anyone?  Bueller?

Spot the Missing Continent

In the UK, the damage to belief in global warming is severe, and permanent.  Less than one third of people now think AGW is ‘definitely’ a reality.

The news is just as bad for warmists in the US, where global warming came dead last in a poll of priorities.  That’s 21st place.  To illustrate how bad that is, ‘trade policy’ beat global warming as a concern for Americans, yet no-one spent$300 million advertising trade policy as an urgent priority.  Ouch.

Greens rail against skeptics for influencing public opinion, but if they had produced credible science in an honest way without end-of-the-world hubris, perhaps we’d have far less ammunition and perhaps the EPA and Barbara Boxer wouldn’t have to throw the IPCC under the bus.  That report is full of fail.

The Met. Office is to re-examine 150 years worth of data to see if it actually shows any warming.  They proposed the review in December, but  politicians stopped them:

The Met Office privately proposed the reassessment last December, soon after more than a thousand leaked e-mails raised doubts about the integrity of some scientists at the Climatic Research Unit. The Times revealed on December 5 that the Department of Energy and Climate Change had stopped the Met Office announcing the reassessment because it feared that it would be seized upon as an admission of weakness on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit.

Remind me, if this is about science, why the political maneuvers?

Part Four: AGW in the News

A skeptic is vindicated in the Dutch press “He was right after all.”

Britain meets the Gore effect and is once more covered in global warming.

The inconvenient Medieval Warming Period and what it means for the global warming hoax:

A Nature study last year showed water temperatures in the Indonesia area were the same in medieval times as they are today.  Therefore the grossly simplistic formula of “greater GHG emissions equals greater warming” is false–and we absolutely know there are major natural factors affecting warming.
Unless you’ve seen images of Viking ships with smoke stacks you know that, aside from some small herds of very small methane-belching cows, mankind was producing virtually no GHGs back then. If the medieval warming wasn’t man made, then the recent warming may not be either.

Yvo De Boer might have quit the IPCC, but he’s not going to go hungry, he’s already landed a top paying gig with KPMG.  Meanwhile, his green friends try and spin his departure as about time.

Global warming causes dirty cars.  Add it to the list.

In Soviet Russia, skeptics on TV say Nyet.

Sainsbury’s shoppers will soon join Ontarians in discovering the joy of buying milk in bags.  Any ecological benefits of less packaging for milk will be offset by the increase in use of paper towels, floor cleaner and wasted milk.  It’s a liquid in a bag, what could possibly go wrong?  See how simple and convenient milk in a bag isn’t:

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‘Kooky’ alarmists and an inconvenient climate.

Canada’s Rex Murphy unloads on the Bed, Bath & Beyond greenwashing effort:

There is something useful in this attempt at pretentious fake-pious marketing. It should re-alert the good citizens of Alberta to how much the post-Climategate-desperate campaigners of the tattered global warming crusade will seize on any target or symbol to reanimate their tired and much battered lobby. And the oil sands are, to use a Gore-ithet, convenient.

The Globe and Mail holds its nose and profiles Climate Audit’s Steve McIntyre.

The next time the MSM protests that they have no pro-warming bias, remember this example set by the Gray Lady.

Inuit’s talk to the Times about life in the north, and hunting polar bears.  At least they don’t pretend to be eco-warriors running around on the ice bashing the bears with saucepans.

A UK power company accepts reality and drops plans to generate power from biomass in favor of coal, because the government won’t guarantee the subsidies needed to make the alternative energy source viable.

Newsweek says that scientists are their own worst enemy, while the Daily Telegraph says that bungling boffins are just par for the course.  With all due respect to the DT, there is a significant difference between incompetent bungling and deliberate fraud, however you might try and spin it.

A top US climate official appears all over the Climategate emails, apparently complicit in trying to suppress awkward truths about the flawed science.

Poor government policies in India are undoing Norman Borlaug’s Green Revolution.  Not good news for people who need to eat anytime soon.

People living near densely forested areas can relax, the trees are not coming for you.

The International Panel on Climate Change confirmed the evidence had not been peer-reviewed and will now amend the section of its 2007 report devoted to ‘killer trees’.  A spokesman said: “It appears the claim was not based on new data or field research but on that bit with the angry, talking trees in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Heh.

A Canadian politician speaks sense about global warming, and the ruling class swoon and disown him.  Would someone show Stephen Harper the definition of ‘conservative’?

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Part Five: Global Hottie

I was going to use a picture of Zooey Deschanel, but I did that already.  So, here’s Katy Perry, because damn if they weren’t separated at birth…

Thanks for reading.

Hurricane Al

Al Gore posted on his blog yesterday to claim that Repower America is the best place for anxious warmists to find reassurance that the global warming hoax is ‘real’:

With all the climate deniers spreading lies about the climate crisis in the media, it’s vital we arm ourselves with the facts. Thankfully, Repower America put together a great fact sheet explaining the relationship between the climate crisis and extreme weather:

Al gives a few examples, including this (emphasis mine):

“Fact: We can expect more extreme weather
Scientists tell us that climate change has already led to more extreme weather in the United States and we can expect stronger hurricanes, more wildfires, heatwaves and droughts, to name a few.”

The inconvenient truth is that even as Al assured the faithful that hurricanes are worsened by global warming, a new study finds that claim is not credible:

. . . we cannot at this time conclusively identify anthropogenic signals in past tropical cyclone data.

Poor Al, first he had to correct his error on melting arctic ice, now he’s undone by big winds.

Round-Up tomorrow.

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The Nye/Bastardi Showdown

Bill Nye, the TV science guy that condemned global warming skeptics as ‘unpatriotic’ appeared on O’Reilly to debate the science with Joe Bastardi.

Enjoy:

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One note on Nye’s claim that Venus is hot because of the CO2 in its atmosphere.  Venus is 41 million miles closer to the Sun than Earth and CO2 increases lag temperature rises, genius.

Kids, beware geeky men in bow ties using cheap props to sell snake oil. Actually, that’s a pretty good rule for adults, too.

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Monday Meltdown: Feb. 22nd 2010

Grab a coffee, there’s a lot to see this Monday, including handy tips on surviving the zombie hippie apocalypse.  Because you’re worth it.

The Monday Movie

Part one below, the rest over at Climate Realists.

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iPuritans

They’re back, those anti-tech greens that are deathly afraid that someone, somewhere is having fun with electronics.  Green activists demand that Facebook should use only green power, but not apparently enough to delete their pages off the servers of the leading distributor of unimportant drivel.  For the last time, Facebookers, I don’t care that your day is awesome.

there's an app for that, too

Other iPuritans are concerned with our old phones and where they go to die.  The topic of waste electronics is an awkward one for hippies on several fronts.  First, millions of hipsters tossed perfectly functional Nokia’s in a frenzy of iPhone desire and are among the guilty for creating  broke-tech mountain.  Second, one of the concerns is ‘toxic waste’, but it’s hard for hippies to be credible on toxic waste after insisting that we all install mercury toxic bombs in our homes.

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Alarmists Rise Again

Oh, this is great.  After the AGW hoax was exposed as junk science by Climategate, hippies have decided it’s time to fight back:

Greenpeace, the Wilderness Society, World Wide Fund for Nature, Australian Conservation Foundation and Friends of the Earth, have acknowledged that the public mood has shifted following the collapse of the Copenhagen climate talks and blows to the credibility of the IPCC. James Norman, of the Australian Conservation Foundation, said the strategy of ignoring climate change sceptics had not worked as it had been taken as confirmation of their claims. ”The stakes are too high to remain silent or disorganised in the face of this systemic disinformation campaign,’

We should have known that when the zombie apocalypse arrived, it would be hippies leading the way.  The odd thing is who the hippies want to fight.  Has anyone ever heard of these guys:

[Norman] said the global campaign was being funded by anti-climate-change think tanks such as the American Atlas Economic Research Foundation and the British International Policy Network

Anyone?

Scaremongers have a new video teaching them how to carefully debate the issues of doubt in climate science, ensuring that each skeptic point is rebutted and backed up with reliable science.  Oh screw that, let’s just tear the denier’s hearts out.  See, hippie zombies are coming, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Of course they would have to fight back, after all, they have so much riding on the issue:

There is too much at stake politically, too many careers and reputations on the line, too much grant money for researchers and donations for environmental groups, too much green-tax revenue for governments, too much prestige in academic circles at risk for those who have asserted for more than a decade that man is causing damaging climate change to slink away in defeat.

Skeptics, Ready Yourselves

The Climate Skeptics Handbook, and 75 reasons to be skeptical.  If that fails, try this:

undead this, suckahs

Good luck out there.

Norfolk’s Nocturnal Nonsense

Norfolk is going dark to ‘save the planet’ (and a little money):

Norfolk County Council’s cabinet committee backed the plan, despite a petition against the proposal and fears it will lead to an increase in crime.  The scheme will cost £274,000, but will save the authority £167,000 annually over the next three years.

Switching off the lights will also help reduce the council’s CO2 emissions, says the report.

The county plans to turn off streetlights between the hours of midnight and 5am.

The County’s net saving, according to the BBC link above, will be £227,000 over three years, or a little over £75,000 per year.  And for that paltry saving, the county is willing to put citizens and homeowners at risk of increased burglaries, muggings and assaults.

North Korea or Norfolk 2010?

Why is Norfolk throwing large areas of the county, literally, back into the dark ages?  Because Britain is facing a severe power shortage thanks to years of negligence by government and rabid ecomentalist opposition to new capacity for the National Grid.  Real generating capacity comes from coal, nuclear and hydro projects, not bird-shredder farms.

The Labour government spent £9 million on ‘climate change stunts’ that had no discernable impact on public opinion.  Norfolk would have to keep its streetlights dark for 120 years to save the same amount of money Labour blew on useless PR.

If you think that’s bad, the UK government just sent £60 million overseas to buy carbon credits to keep the lights on in civil service offices.  The number of years Norfolk needs to be dark to save the same amount of cash?  800.

The good people of Norfolk might want to ask their local authorities why they are to be deprived of a basic modern convience while the national government wastes their taxes on useless advertising and carbon scams instead of proving the country with abundant, affordable electricity.  In fact, most of the population of Britain might want to ask the same question.

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Loblaws Drops Plastic Bag Fee in Eastern Canada

On Earth Day 2009, Canadian Grocery giant Loblaws began charging customers 5 cents for plastic bags.

Loblaws took advantage of a bylaw enacted by (the People’s Republic of) Toronto to take the scheme national, recognizing an opportunity for increased profits through Greenwashing.  Plastic bags used to be a cost to retailers, but through the power of Greenwash they became a profit generator.  Going Green is good for business, right?

In Eastern Canada, however, rival grocers Sobeys continued to give its customers free plastic bags.  The result?  Loblaws ‘suspended’ the 5 cent charge, indefinitely.

Loblaws is concerned enough about the environment to charge customers for bags unless it means they lose business, then it’s screw the planet and drop the Greenwash:

Karen Anthony said she switched grocery stores after Superstore introduced the five-cent-a-bag fee. She found it a bother to bring her own bags.  “I know it’s important to the environment. I know we should do it and I do have the bags,” said Anthony. “But when you forget them, it bothers me to have to pay the five cents.”

Ontarians are still charged for grocery bags because Loblaws’s competitors all jumped on the Greenwash trail to easy profits, but  now we know the first retailer to offer free bags again will reap the rewards, and the rest will be forced to follow.

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Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Feb. 18th 2010

Evan Bayh falls victim to a mutation in the Gore Effect, Dead Kennedy’s view is likely to be spoiled by a zombie wind farm and the IPCC becomes a gated community.

Also, there’s a nice bit of Welsh for your global hottie.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

Al Gore has buried his head in the sand and continues to pretend that his global warming hoax is still credible.  When Climategate broke, Al said this:

“A few out-of-context lines from decade-old e-mails aren’t going to change that in the long term, and anyone who thinks we’ll be talking about these e-mails a year from now hasn’t been paying attention to a news cycle that moves at Twitter speed.”

As we know, Climategate was always about more than emails.  Even Phil ‘Hide the Decline’ Jones has admitted that there has been no warming since 1995.

Al doesn’t want to hear that, he wants you to believe that it’s even worse than we thought:

…as Barber and his colleagues explain in a recent paper in Geophysical Review Letters, the analysis of what the satellites were seeing was wrong. Some of what satellites identified as thick, melt-resistant multiyear ice turned out to be, in Barber’s words, “full of holes, like Swiss cheese.”

Kind of like AGW science, right Al?

As Al doubles down on the ‘climate crisis’, a growing chorus of voices are calling for some kind of reckoning for the profiteer prophet of doom.  Rush Limbaugh ponders a fraud conviction while the Donald wants Al’s Nobel stripped:

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Even lowly people like you, the evil skeptic Round-Up readers can sign a petition asking the Nobel Committee to take back the Gore award and give to a far more deserving winner.

The Gore Effect is a fun method of referring to adverse weather events that disrupt climate protests and so forth.  Perhaps there is now a new Political Gore effect emerging.  As soon as Gore’s Repower America ran ads targeting Senator Evan Bayh to support the cap and tax bill, Bayh announced he would not seek re-election.

No one expects Al Gore to present a balanced view of the global warming debate, but even he must realize that something is seriously wrong when three major US firms quit the Climate Action Partnership.  Just last September Al celebrated Alstom’s decision to join the CAP as a sign that “slowly and surely we are winning.”

So what does he think losing BP America, ConocoPhilips and Caterpillar means?  Al, buy a clue: slowly and surely, you are losing.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

Hippies hate science, otherwise how do we explain their serial refusal to respect the scientific method?

More preposterous is the conceit that only the warmists are actually taking account of hard science. In fact, the scandal of the past several months (which liberals have not digested) has been the long-term and systematic abuse of science in the name of politics.

Ouch.

Adherents to the global warming hoax are reacting badly to the collapse of their neo-religion, casting about at those who show them the mirror and resorting to name calling.  Others ignore years of nasty abuse from warmists and decide that now the tables have turned, maybe we can all just get along. Here’s a question for Jerome Ravetz, are we supposed to forget that alarmists wanted skeptics silenced, jailed or worse for asking questions?  Hippies sure are sore losers.

Some warmers wonder where all their friends wentRats from a sinking ship, perhaps?

Last week we discovered that your choice of phone can reveal if you are a hippie or not, to the chagrin of some readers.  Now, to back that up, we learn of an App for alarmists to use when confronted by a skeptic.  To keep things balanced, here’s a great summary of the ‘Gates’ of hell for skeptics to fire back with.  You’re welcome.

Paranoid, or prepared?  A skeptical journalist (yes, you read that right) waits for the next great scare the warmists will reveal in the hope that it will distract us from the IPCC’s meltdown.

Does anyone else get chills when they read about governments recuiting 100,000 young climate activists? Surely, this can’t end well.

Gun-totin’ Borepatch tells of the pressure on scientists to conform with AGW theory, or else.  Visit for the link, stay for the Garand-love.

Steve Milloy catches a scaremonger peddling climate fear, after already being warned to cut it out.

Meet the new deniers.  RealClimate says ‘whatever-gate’, Gawker says Glaciergate was a ‘typo‘ and the SMH wants to shout down skeptics.  In all three cases, the willingness to gloss over junkscience to prop up their beliefs is revealing.

On MSNBC, a propaganda wing of green corporate welfare bum GE, Dylan Ratigan went berserk after being called out for climate alarmism.

Phil Jones thinks that blogs have hijacked peer-review. Well, he should know what that looks like.

Oh noes, only 35% of Americans believe in global warming.  That’s about the same percentage who believe in ghosts and UFO’s.  In fact, I bet it’s the same people.  Get out your tin foil hats, or something.

two hats are better than one

Britain’s Daily Telegraph continues its descent into bipolar hell, on one hand hosting climate skeptic warrior James Delingpole, on the other still mindlessly peddling green scare stories.  Like how oceans are acidifying. Sorry DT, but we’ve seen that one before, only last time it was acid rain.  Fool me once…

Talking of bipolar, how about promoting the AGW hoax while acknowledging it was warmer a thousand years ago?

Some members of the IPCC haven’t understood that denial is not an option when you’re caught red-handed.

The IPCC really needs a better PR department:

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has asked governments around the world to nominate scientists to the panel that will review and finalise its fifth climate assessment report

Richard Branson continues in his quest to become the world’s biggest hypocrite by calling for civic governments to lead cuts in carbon emissions.  Meanwhile, Branson’s airline (4.67 million tonnes CO2), space tourism (0.8 tonnes per passenger) and Formula One operations continue to spew carbon into the air.  Surely Dick is rich enough that if he believed the planet to be in mortal danger he could just shut up shop and leave the rest us the hell alone?

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Truth is not decided by a vote and other pearls of wisdom brought to you by William M. Briggs in your must-read of the week.

Climate shakedowns, now up to 50% of Ecuador’s GDP.

Ice shelf collapses mean we’re all going to die of global warming.  Oh, wait, it was waves?

A look inside the Climate bunker at why the IPCC and others are losing the battle for hearts and minds:

The ambition and global importance of the IPCC is growing, while its methods and resources are struggling to keep up. Confusion, not orchestrated bias or, as some have asserted, greed, seems the most likely cause of recent slipups. But with the fate of the planet in the balance, that’s not good enough.

We’re all going to drown as sea-levels rise.  Oh, wait, nevermind. It seems there’s a theme here.

Alarmists must learn that crying wolf and accusing critics of ‘playing Russian roulette’ will no longer be met with silence, but thrown back at them, with interest.

Arizona has withdrawn from the Western Climate Initiative because economic suicide is apparently more frightening than the end of the world.  Unless, of course, the world is just fine.

Ouch.  A scientist quits the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, saying “ I don’t want to remain a member of an organization that, like AMS and NAS, screws up science that badly.”

The Dutch are still not drowning, unlike the IPCC’s credibility.

Hot Air asks the best question of the week, was there any warming to begin with? Perhaps, but it was mostly Al Gore warming to his swelling bank account.

Was the AGW hoax perpetuated by an error cascade?  I think it was more dishonest than that, but it’s an interesting phenomenon nonetheless.

Film-maker McAleer has fun in the snow:

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If it’s so warm in here, how come the snow line is creeping South?

Hey Congress critters, the cost of supporting the cap and tax Bill?  Your job.

Alarmist Robert Watson acknowledges that every error revealed in the IPCC report exaggerated global warming.  Bias, much?

It’s the Sun, stupid.

If you can hide a decline once, it’s reasonable to assume you can get away with it twice, right.  Scandi-Gate, meet it.

A skeptic marvels at the idea that he may not be nuts after all, unlike his warmist buddies labeled him.

What the… Okay, now we have Hurricane-gate.

Simon has news that more ‘scientists’ have been caught discarding pesky data that wouldn’t support their grant application hypotheses.  Dumping inconvenient data seems to have been a favorite method of propping up the AGW hoax.

The EPA’s finding that CO2 was a dangerous pollutant was an exaggeration too far.  Texas, Utah and Virginia are suing the EPA,  joined by many more groups.  Legal mess, anyone?

Grist wonders if the Copenhagen Accord is already dead?  Sorry to tell you folks, it was still-born, it can’t be any deader.

Ice-Gate?  Alaska ice is 83% thicker than 15 years ago, and the IPCC ‘underestimated’ Antarctic ice by 50%.  Oops.

Curly toxic-bomb CFL’s as a metaphor for lefty government?  Believe it.

Michael Douglas, who’s China Syndrome film did more to frighten people away from nuclear power than even the Sierra Club, suddenly thinks mo ‘nukes would be a good thing.  Hey, he’s married, right?

Maurizio boldly predicts that the AGW theory is about to be killed dead once and for all.  Keep your fingers crossed that it doesn’t rise up and trigger something that would really mess up our day, a zombie apocalypse.

Part Four: AGW in the News

Snowmageddon piqued people’s interest in global warming so much even the NYT had to report it.

The CRU announced an independent investigation into Climategate, but after a panelist’s resignation, and accusations of bias against a second panelist, no one will believe a word they say.  The Royal Society also has a PR problem.

Dead Ted must be spinning in his grave, as his state reconsiders the benefits of the wind project he tried so hard to kill. Apparently ending young women was easier than wrecking giant bird shredder farms.  Who knew?

A scarcity of funds forces Oregon to cut clean energy subsidies.  Because money is more important than saving the planet.  Unless, of course, the planet is just fine.

Snark, not just available in the Weekly Round-Up:

Because without Consensus, scientific conclusions could be challenged by people demanding hard data.

The Times headline that made a million hippie heads explode: ‘World May Not Be Warming‘.

President Obama doubles down on stupid, skeptics howl, media snores.

Anthony Watts gets props for appearing in the Daily Telegraph for his work revealing the flawed sites for surface stations.  GIGO, much?

The Guardian turns to RealClimate to explain if there is anything to the whole Climategate thing.  Which is like like asking that nice wolf to guard the hen house.  Not that Guardian readers will notice.

Some media wakes up to the fact that maybe, just maybe the science isn’t settledTaranto knew that, of course.

Someone call Joe Romm a paramedic, Morano’s getting a media award.

Phil Jones stunned the world with his admission that there has been no global warming since 1995.  Unless you live in the USA, in which case you probably never heard about it.  People are noticing the absence of reporting, and are taking names:

# No mention by the New York Times
# No mention by the Washington Post
# No mention by USA Today
# No mention by ANY major U.S. newspaper EXCEPT the Washington Times
# No mention by the Associated Press
# No mention by Reuters
# No mention by UPI
# No mention by ABC News
# No mention by CBS News
# No mention by NBC News
# No mention by MSNBC

A tip for dead Ted, to kill a wind farm, end the subsidies.

Bill Gates agrees with Michael Douglas that nukes are really a pretty good answer for the future of clean power.

The Globe and Mail tries to make up for last week’s uncharacteristic skepticism and covers for the IPCC. It’s like a comfort blanky for hippies.

The Inconvenient Truth about peddling junk as science, the taint reaches further than just climate science.  If there is one reason we should all be mad at people like Jones, Mann, Hansen et al, it’s that they have done great harm to scientific credibility in all disciplines.

Finally, just to make any hippies that got this far feel better, global warming kills deer and makes lawns pink.  Oh, wait, my bad.  That’s cold weather doing that.

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Part Five: Global Hottie

Astute readers will have noticed the question about the marital status of Michael Douglas.  And now you know why, it was a cheap segue to the hottie of the week and the most famous Welsh person that isn’t Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Welsh rarebit indeed

Thanks for reading.