A brief message to warmists everywhere – UPDATED

UPDATE the THIRD: I’ve ripped a copy and if 10:10 tries to pull it again I’ll self host the file.  Delingpole has words on the fiasco, and the comments are merciless.

UPPERDATE: Found a new source (below), but its You Tube so it may be pulled again. I’m looking for a copy I can store on my own server, this message will be one 10:10 will not be allowed to forget.

UPDATE: The murder your enemies cowards at 10:10 have pulled the video, for now.  If anyone sees a different version, let me know and I’ll post it here – it’s the best anti-ecotard message a skeptic could wish for.

Because of this:

and this:

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and especially this:

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I’m momentarily suspending my blog policy of not cursing and send you the following message:

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Thank you, message ends.

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Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Sep.30th 2010

Al gore sells out, some environmentalists are upset at the pale hue of President Obama’s green record and a new planet made of porridge has been discovered.

All this plus more snark than you can shake a stick at and a gardening tip, it’s just part of the service in your weekly round-up.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

In what must surely be a sign of the green apocalypse, Al Gore sold off 20% of his ownership in Camco International, a ‘carbon offset aggregator’.  From Camco’s website:

We are a global developer of emission reduction and clean energy projects. With experience spanning 20 years, we have delivered projects in more than 20 countries and provide our clients with advice, software and services to help reduce and manage their emission and energy needs.

Someone tell Al that it is traditional for captains to go down with their vessel, it’s the rats that desert.

Even as he secures his fortune, Al Gore celebrates a far more successful global scare: the ozone hole is apparently fixed.  If you’re wondering why Al cares, it’s to demonstrate to the gullible that man changing things can, well, change things.  You can see why Al might like a story like that.

Al also blogged, but unfortunately only to demonstrate his deluded contention that weather is climate and therefore ‘evidence’ of something.

hey, put that down

Canada’s David Suzuki, an intemperate old hippie totalitarian is all over the news being, well, intemperate.  He refused an offer to broker a truce between radical greens and the oil sands.  The aged hippie has a new book to sell, but some reviews are unkind:

Unless, David Suzuki can engage in a more balanced, scientific approach, working with his intellectual opponents instead of trying to beat them up, then he needs to leave the public stage. Dr. Suzuki has accomplished a good deal in the form of environmental consciousness raising over the years but his recent aggressive and now mystical approach is simply alienating more and more Canadians.

Amen to that, brother.  More dismantling of the hubris and contradictions of Suzuki and his ilk:

…stunning contradiction shows up most clearly when environmentalists talk about climate change. On the one hand, greens oppose geo-engineering schemes — deliberate attempts to alter the atmosphere to counteract the effects of climate change — on the grounds that we cannot possibly predict the consequences of our actions. But they also treat forecasts of what will happen if humanity doesn’t curtail carbon dioxide emissions as perfectly reliable glimpses of the future. That makes no sense. Either we can reliably predict the effect human actions have on climate and the natural world or we cannot. Which is it?

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

Global warming believers have a new enemy, the Koch Brothers.  The rich pair who put their money where their mouth is have upset Big Green by daring to spend cash to refute the constant stream of alarmist nonsense.  I give the Koch Bros credit for being open and honest about both their skepticism and spending, it’s a stark contrast with Al Gore’s refusal to say where his $300 million came from.

The World Bank is using third parties to write its reports on global warming.  It chose the WWF and not scientists, taking its lead from the IPCC no doubt.

Oh noes, Irish singer and poseur Bono is found to apply the Hugo Chavez model when sharing the wealth, giving only 1% of his One Foundation money to actual causes.  In cash terms its £118,000, but the annual salaries of management is £5.1million.  U2 Et tu, Bono?

nice glasses kid, I'll take 'em

What would happen if you threw a eco-garden party and nobody came?  Ask bonnie Prince Chuckles, it just happened to him.

For George Monbiot, projection ain’t just a river in Egypt.  He wrote this, of skeptics:

Once you have taken that leap of self-belief, once you have arrogated to yourself the authority otherwise vested in science, any faith is then possible. Your own views (and those of the small coterie who share them) become your sole reference points, and are therefore unchallengeable and immutable. You must believe yourself capable of anything. And, in a sense, you probably are.

In Delaware, a skeptical scientist was invited, then uninvited to a press conference.  Or, shut up, they explained.

Big Green is exposed as just another Beltway power player, among other inconvenient truths:

What these activist groups have to “sell” is their ability to get things done in Washington, which means their ability to get access to politicians. Environmental groups could offer this through access to their membership and by encouraging their members to support the politicians who were friendly to their issues. Voting power meant re-election for the politicians, re-election meant moving up the seniority ladder, and seniority meant exercising power — which made the politicians more attractive to the environmental groups.

Green on green action: eco-groups call for a challenger to President Obama, who isn’t green enough for them.  Racists!

A look at why hippies love social media to protest against big Oil and anything else they don’t like.  Short version, they don’t have to leave their mom’s basement.

Green on green part deux: Green buildings are not green enough.  Here’s your homework assignment for the week – make a note every time you see a story or opinion about something being ‘not green enough’.  Hippies want us back in caves, trust me.

A race car driver wants to reduce our dependence on oil even as she drives an 800 horse power car in circles for a living.  I forget why this story made it into the round up… oh, wait, now I remember:

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how to make it into a round-up, step one

Hippies are cheapskates, just ask Sam Arie of the Guardian.  He wants to buy an electric car, but the subsidies aren’t high enough, for which he blames big oil.  Hey hippie, how about not expecting the taxpayer to help you buy a car?

You can almost hear Al Gore’s heart break as Leo DiCaprio hearts tigers now:

Coalition for Rainforest Nations Executive Director Kevin Conrad said, “Leonardo has now started traveling around the world looking at tigers, trying to assess the role of climate change on tiger habitats…”

A clue for Leo, maybe not flying around the world would be good for tiger habitats.  Just sayin’.

Win: Australia arrests 40 coal protesters, and global warming muppet Jim Hansen is busted at the White House, but not before ranting his scientific head off.

Treehuggers figures the US military needs to use Unicorn poop to fuel it’s tanks by 2040.  Don’t worry, in about a year or two the hippies will realize they were wrong and make like they never said that out loud.

Tom Nelson dismantles the EPA’s Lisa Jackson in a single headline.

Hippies realize that man can survive slightly nicer weather after all.  Phew.

Governor Schwarzenegger of California defends his global warming law and attacks big oil, which is par for the course for a Democratic… oh, wait.  Nevermind.

Hedging their bets, hippies are beta testing the new scare to end all scares – ocean acidification.  This is a secondary tactic in case the first option, ‘biodiversity’, fails.

Bill McKibben of 350.org has been reduced to making it up as he goes.

Grist call GOP candidates who are skeptical of man made global warming ‘zombies’, but others are getting nervous about what it may mean to have an unsympathetic ear on the Hill (warning, leftard thinking ahead):

Rep. Issa is already readying an investigation of the fake “Climategate” email scandal that has already been debunked. And the accused scientists have been cleared. But that’s not about to stop Issa, because the global warming denier is out to make a big public splash and a name for himself. And what better way to do that then, hype a phony scandal that’s red meat for wingnuts.

The NRDC heads to the courts to defend a species from extinction.  Unfortunately for the NRDC, polar bears are just fine. Perhaps they didn’t get the memo that Walruses are the new Ursus Maritimus.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

What seems like a better idea for Australia’s energy future – 8,000 solar power plants, or 35 nuclear ones? Your choice may depend on how much patchouli you’ve ingested.

More inconvenient truth from down under, sea levels are not rising, much:

Actual sea level rise measured by Maritime Safety Queensland = 0.0003m per year. Projecting over a century that would be 3 centimetres – just over an inch.

How is Al Gore supposed to sell books when sea levels aren’t going to kill us all?  Jeez.

Ice ice baby: there was less Arctic ice than today 7,000 years ago.  Fewer hippies too, those were the days.

Will it blend?:  Whales and seals fall victim to the bird shredders of the sea.  If you are confused by the green narrative on wildlife, allow me to clear it up for you: Canadian Inuit making a living from seals = evil but seals killed by wind farms = nothing to see here, move along.   (Apply the same formula to birds killed by oil sands tailing ponds and those killed by wind farms, green hypocrisy is good for any occasion).

sealed with a myth

Oh noes, now Japan has a medieval warming period too.

Signs that green policies have inflated the cost of living too far – when the Queen applies for a heating allowance.

We’re all green now.  Unless you mine coal, drill for oil or make something, you’ve got a green job.

Hey, maybe oceans have something to do with climate.  And while we’re at it, that big yellow ball in the sky looks mighty suspicious.  Before you know it, clouds and water vapour will be roped in soon.

How to prove global warming – take actual temperature readings and add 0.5°F.  Easy.  Nifty graphic thing here.

The Thanet wind farm off the Kent coastline in the UK is a scam, expect to hear a lot more about it.

Selling carbon credits isn’t easy when there is no good reason to buy them, as Aussie carbon dealers have discovered.

Hmmm, Arctic ice is growing at the rate of 1000 Manhattan islands per day, yet the newspapers seem to be not reporting this fact.  Just wait until global cooling becomes the new thing again and this natural cycle will be a new harbinger of doom.

Oh noes, CO2 is innocent of melting the snows of Kilimanjaro.  It was tree-felling.  Evil lumberjacks.

Governor Arnold may defend his global warming bill, but the jobs exodus from the Golden State is all too real:

The Boeing Co.’s recent announcement that it’s relocating two key defense programs, and 800 jobs, from Long Beach to Oklahoma City demonstrates why California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 – also known as Assembly Bill 32 – is reckless and damaging to our state.

It may be that 800 jobs lost to Utah is a drop in the bucket, the EPA may cost 100 times that, nationwide.

Taking NGO’s to task for the wrong-headed posturing that costs lives in India:

So hunger is reduced by stimulating economic growth and yet climate advocacy strangely seeks to reduce, if not eliminate it all together. The situation is accentuated by the diversion of scarce resources of poor countries to combat an imaginary problem – carbon footprint of man! FAO goes on to say that higher energy prices imply more and more people end up starving.  But this is exactly what climate justice advocacy is all about – raising energy prices. FAO highlights that two thirds of the worlds undernourished live in just seven countries, including India. But the WWF, Greenpeace, Oxfam, Christian Aid, Action Aid, CARE, Lutheran World Federation  (surprise surprise), Brot fur die Welt etc through their climate advocacy wants just that – raise the energy prices in this country and continue to ensure more and more Indians end up starving.

Don’t worry next time you see a story about extinctions, new estimates are that one third of all ‘extinct’ mammals are alive and well.

The BBC claims that one fifth of the world’s flora and fauna will be killed by a microscopic increase in the amount of, err, plant food in the atmosphere.

Reason, lost: “We’ll never know if the electric car industry would have been viable without subsidies.”  Actually, I believe the answer lies in that very sentence.

Part Four: AGW in the News

US lawmakers are trying to save the incandescent light bulb from extinction.  Hey, greens like saving things from dying out, maybe this can work.

If it fails, a California firm has the latest re-invention of the wheel, but with fewer sharp edges than mercury-laden CFL’s.

Mo’ nukes, mo’ nukes, mo’ nukes… but they need mo’ money.

Bankrupt Britain continues to believe that calling any new tax ‘green’ will have the magical properties of not being unpopular and not killing jobs and economic growth.

Delingpole exposes what the most influential people in the world were discussing in a secret meeting in June, global cooling.  Yeah, you read that right.

Oh noes, hippies worry that cheap, clean, abundant shale gas will slow the rush to renewable fuels.  We can all hope.

Vancouverites are paying a hefty price for being green.  Good job most of them are baked, or they might get upset and sign a petition again.

The Cancun round of climate talks is going nowhere, it’s time to take control of Canada’s energy future:

…without a national understanding and acceptance that lowering our emissions at the rate the UN wants means lowering our standard of living by paying much more than we do even now for energy, our continued participation in the Kyoto-to-Cancun process is pointless.

Global warming causes bats obsessed with the Twilight movies to attack Brazilian kids.  Or something.

Japan challenges Canada’s green energy and jobs policies under WTO rules.  It might not be a good idea to argue, especially since the Japanese claim they can now make a sun here on Earth.

not only can it make a sun, it looks like a dragon

Ice Age is returning, but without the amusing acorn-chasing proto-squirrel thing.

The UK wakes up to find that wind power costs twice as much as traditional power generated from coal and gas.  Well played, bankrupt people of Britain, well played indeed.  On the other side of the Atlantic, a green activist group hopes that America won’t notice the UK’s awful truth and will fall for the same scam.

The UAE has opened a new theme park that pokes fun at global warming.  Just wait until nobody buys oil anymore… oh, nevermind.

When even the BBC can’t defend Raj Pachauri any longer, surely he’ll have to quit soon.

In hippie infested Vermont, where Prius and Suburu’s vehicle coexist in a golden ratio of 1.618:1 cows will be encouraged to emit less methane.

Astronomers have discovered a new planet, Gliese 581g, which they claim is in the middle of the ‘Goldilocks’ zone where the temperature is ‘just right’.  It’s in our galactic vicinity, but is not located below Ursa Major and Ursa Minor as the Goldilocks label infers.  The Guardian got overexcited by this discovery and Steve Goddard was unable to resist:

I get it now. Earth is incredibly sensitive to minute changes in atmospheric CO2, but no worries – you could live on an alien world, 3X the size of earth, orbiting around a Red Giant, with an average temperature well below freezing, and where you would weigh 50% more than on earth.  Good clear headed thinking – as always.

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Part Five: Global Hottie

Let’s talk iron for a moment.  Iron Man was a decent movie, Iron Man II notsomuch, except for the planet-melting combination of Scarlett Johansson and our hottie this week, Gwyneth Paltrow.

More important than even this hot twosome, if you happen to have a weed infestation in your lawn as bad as The Daily Bayonet’s, iron can help.  24 hours after applying some Weed B Gone, the weeds be well on their way to gone.  Gaia stomping goodness and the first ever gardening tip on the round-up.  Remember where you were on this day friends, for it is momentous.

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Global warming is good for you

Despite what warmists say, global warming is good for Canadian crop outputs and for a hungry world (emphasis mine):

Qian et al. say their results indicate “a significant lengthening of the growing season due to a significantly earlier start and a significantly later end of the growing season,” and they say that “significant positive trends are also observed for effective growing degree-days and crop heat units at most locations across the country.” They also report that “the occurrence of extremely low temperatures has become less frequent during the non-growing season, implying a more favorable climate for overwinter survival,” and they find that “the total numbers of cool days, frost days, and killing-frost days within a growing season have a decreasing trend,” so that “crops may also be less vulnerable to cold stress and injury during the growing season.” In addition, their work reveals that “extreme daily precipitation amounts and 10-day precipitation totals during the growing season have been increasing,” and that “significant trends associated with increased availability of water during the growing season are identified.”

In fact, the only negative thing about global warming and growing crops is that in their frenzy to panic the world, warmists persuaded governments to subsidize inefficient, polluting ethanol with crops that should be feeding people.

Round-up tomorrow.

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Global warming is good for you

Despite what warmists say, global warming is good for Canadian crop outputs and for a hungry world (emphasis mine):

Qian et al. say their results indicate “a significant lengthening of the growing season due to a significantly earlier start and a significantly later end of the growing season,” and they say that “significant positive trends are also observed for effective growing degree-days and crop heat units at most locations across the country.” They also report that “the occurrence of extremely low temperatures has become less frequent during the non-growing season, implying a more favorable climate for overwinter survival,” and they find that “the total numbers of cool days, frost days, and killing-frost days within a growing season have a decreasing trend,” so that “crops may also be less vulnerable to cold stress and injury during the growing season.” In addition, their work reveals that “extreme daily precipitation amounts and 10-day precipitation totals during the growing season have been increasing,” and that “significant trends associated with increased availability of water during the growing season are identified.”

In fact, the only negative thing about global warming and growing crops is that in their frenzy to panic the world, warmists persuaded governments to subsidize inefficient, polluting ethanol with crops that should be feeding people.

Round-up tomorrow.

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Treehugger buys a clue or two

Hippies at Treehugger have realized that once-favored green talking points are old and busted by comparison with the harsh reality of actual events.

This year’s Cancun climate talks are going nowhere fast after the Copenhagen Hopenchangen blowout of last year, in fact no political leaders are even expected to attend.  In the US, the GOP has skewed skeptic and is thriving as the Democrat party hides the fact that their candidates are Democrats.  In typical leftist fashion, now the battle is lost, Treehugger wants to change the terms of engagement and depoliticize  global warming.  Good luck with that.

the truth, it's inconvenient

The second rap on the noggin from the brutal but always right cluebat is the green jobs lie .  Treehugger has realized that trying to bamboozle the public into buying the global warming agenda with the promise of green jobs is failing, badly (emphasis mine):

…in continually touting green jobs too often we’ve unwittingly set up an opposition and point of conflict that doesn’t need to be there. In fact it creates an entry to a conflict that is at least partially fictional. It also opens the door to asking “where are all the green jobs” and pointless debate about whether or not a particular job is really a green job or not–though it is true that some jobs are greener than others. Furthermore, it subtly reinforce the perception, incorrect as it may be, that the environmental movement wants to take over the country.

The realization that wrapping the watermelon agenda in the promise of green jobs wasn’t a smart move comes as the EPA is revealed to threaten 800,000 jobs with a radical green agenda and that just about any job is a green job when it comes to political justification of green jobs created by the current administration.  Add to the mix the fact that the last US domestic light bulb factory closed as a direct result of the green agenda and it’s no wonder Treehugger wants a do-over.

Expect to see a lot more examples like this as November comes and goes and warmists realize that far fewer people than they believed are as gullible as they hoped.

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Cooling it

James Delingpole looked at the latest agenda from the Bilderberg Group , and came across something interesting:

The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.

… the global elite is perfectly well aware that global cooling represents a far more serious and imminent threat to the world than global warming, but is so far unwilling to admit it except behind closed doors.

For all the wailing of the greens, warming is generally a good thing; crops do better, it kills fewer people than cold and the weather is nicer for outdoor picnics.  Cold lowers crop yields, kills people and increases the price of many things as more fuel is needed.

While it’ll be fun to watch doomsaying warmists like Hansen, Mann, Gore, McKibben et al squirm, the actual weather will be no laughing matter.

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Cooling it

James Delingpole looked at the latest agenda from the Bilderberg Group , and came across something interesting:

The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.

… the global elite is perfectly well aware that global cooling represents a far more serious and imminent threat to the world than global warming, but is so far unwilling to admit it except behind closed doors.

For all the wailing of the greens, warming is generally a good thing; crops do better, it kills fewer people than cold and the weather is nicer for outdoor picnics.  Cold lowers crop yields, kills people and increases the price of many things as more fuel is needed.

While it’ll be fun to watch doomsaying warmists like Hansen, Mann, Gore, McKibben et al squirm, the actual weather will be no laughing matter.

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It’s the Sun, stupid

Readers of the regular weekly round-up feature will know the phrase, ‘It’s the sun, stupid’.

Now the truth has dawned on the good people at New Scientist magazine, where the scales have fallen from their eyes:

The Sun joins the climate club

Over the famous 11-year solar cycle, the sun’s brightness varies by just 0.1 per cent. This was seen as too small a change to impinge on the global climate system, so solar effects have generally been left out of climate models. However, the latest research has changed this view, and the next report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), due in 2013, will include solar effects in its models.

They’re still unwilling to accept that the huge gas giant in the sky can really influence the weather but the car you drive can.

it's bigger than you think

Some numbers:

3.86×1026 J is the amount of energy put out by the Sun every second.  It’s a big number.  Even varying it by 0.1% is still a big number.

380 parts per million is (roughly) the amount of CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere.  It’s a small number.  It gets smaller when you take out all the natural sources of CO2 and accept that man’s contribution is only a very small percentage of that 380 ppm.

Which do you suppose might affect the weather more?

The answer is obvious, unless you’re a rent-seeking climatologist, a celebrity or a rabid socialist looking for a way to sneak your failed ideology past the masses.

Lindzen was right.

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Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Sep. 23rd 2010

Global warming has a new name to scare the kids with, California has something called ‘air activists’, there is something rotten in Finland and the age of discovery is dead.

All this and a hottie in a china shop, or something.  Enjoy.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

Al Gore has been quiet this week, perhaps out celebrating the profits at his Generation Investment Management firm.  GIM Earned £31.9 million in 2009, four times the mount earned the prior year.  Global warming prophet profiteer indeed.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the New York Times to ask questions about  Al’s profit and any part his mysterious $300 million may have played in the making of them, they’re too busy smearing the Koch family to be bothered with balance.

Al inadvertently quoted  Rush Limbaugh while promoting a piece from Grist.  Either the Goreacle cut and paste the wrong section, or his Freudianslip-o-meter was turned off and he just didn’t notice that what Limbaugh said was, well, true.

Al also blogged about losing green jobs to China (I think he was serious) and promoted a new video from Repower America:

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The video was paid for with unicorns and fairy dust, for all we know.  Good job, media.

Canada’s Gore-lite – David Suzuki, was asked about eco-hero’s and villains.  His answers were revealing: his eco-hero is Rachel Carson, the woman who wrote the book that killed millions of African children, and his villains… the Koch Brothers and ‘neoconservatives’.  For the record, the Koch’s do more than just upset intolerant authoritarian hippies.  A sample of donations from the last ten years:

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell: $15 million
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: $25 million
  • The Hospital for Special Surgery: $26 million
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: $30 million
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation: $41 million
  • Deerfield Academy: $68 million
  • Lincoln Center’s NY State Theater: $100 million
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: $139 million

Yep, those guys are pure evil compared to Rachel Carson.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

James Cameron, the runaway success director, is planning to film a sequel to Avatar, seven miles under the sea.  That depth has been achieved before, but how it was done is inconvenient for Mr. Cameron:

The 50ft-long Trieste was, in ­contrast, a wholly self-contained submarine, free-diving and with its own life-support systems. It was not attached to the surface in any way during its extraordinary five-hour descent to the ocean floor.  The Trieste in some ways resembled an underwater airship. It consisted of two parts: a huge cigar-shaped ­‘balloon’ filled with 22,500 gallons of petrol to provide buoyancy (petrol is lighter than water).  Attached underneath this balloon was a tiny steel sphere, manufactured by Krupp of West Germany, just 7ft across, into which the pilots were crammed.  Effectively, it worked like a hot air balloon underwater, since the petrol in the balloon was incompressible, unlike air.

Cynthia Tucker suggests that the GOP’s loss of the last climate hoax holdout candidate leaves them a bunch of ‘know nothing flat-earthers‘.  Bitter, much?

Say goodbye to global warming, the White House has decided to rename it ‘Global Climate Disruption‘.  It’s a  brilliant move, re-branding worked for New Coke.  Oh, wait.  Nevermind.  In case you didn’t know, John Holdren was once convinced that Earth was cooling.

Film critics have long been on my list of most useless careers, but a couple have proved the point this week, yawning their way through the story of how many people malaria has needlessly killed.

Greenpeace press their attack against Facebook and commit piracy in the North Sea.  The question is, without a toilet on the ‘pod‘, are Greenpeace sullying the ocean with untreated sewage?

Australia’s new Prime Minister re-opened the door to green taxes, despite campaigning on a no green tax platform.

The next round of climate talks are in Cancun, but after the Copenhagen failure no world leaders are attending and expectations are being reduced.  If all the hysterical predictions from Copenhagen were true, can we afford this delay, or was that all nonsense to push the watermelon agenda?  You decide.

An ABC News reporter was sent to report on a climate protest and reported the facts.  He was fired for ‘insubordination’.  His crime was to report ‘facts’, some examples of which may shock you:

  • How few demonstrators there were, which in order to be worth reporting, would require the speculation he delivered about “where the movement is headed right now”
  • Identifying the protesters as representatives of “far left” environmental groups such as Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, which they are. Apparently it is only proper to identify ideology when the groups are “right-wing” or on the “far right
  • President Obama’s $77,051 in campaign contributions from BP, leading McKelway to raise the possibility that the environoiacs’ are engaging in a “risky strategy” by accusing Congress members of taking “dirty oil money”

Big Green has lost the public support it once enjoyed which in turn has seen the political class turn and run from the cap and trade agenda.  So now Treehugger wants to ‘depoliticize’ climate change, after spending years helping to make it a partisan issue when they thought it could help.  One way to depoliticize the issue is for hippies to abandon their elected friends.  If that doesn’t reduce the political heat, how about throwing the President under the bus:

Lest we think that Obama’s reluctance to fight for the environment is somehow specific to a certain apathy about the fate of the planet or a belief that green issues aren’t winning ones, let us remember that this pattern of betrayal of his promises of change cuts across his entire agenda. This is a president who speaks the language of equality — and then has his administration energetically fight lawsuits asking that gays and lesbians be allowed to serve in the military while booting gay Arabic linguists from the Army. This is a president who spoke passionately about the need to put Americans back to work — and then larded his Recovery Act with marginally-stimulative tax cuts that were geared more towards creating Beltway harmony than restoring the American economy. And let’s not forget Obama’s signature accomplishment, health care. The president spoke movingly about the need to provide Americans with affordable, effective health care by forcing insurance companies to compete with a public option and then refused to even lobby senators for a public option. He promised to bring drug prices under a control and then, as part of a private, backroom deal with drug companies, agreed to oppose Congressional efforts to rein in out-of-control drug costs in exchange for an agreement to cut costs by “up to, but not more than $80 billion” (an agreement that drug companies soon set about undermining by raising prices before health care reform was instituted).

Even a new clean energy plant in California is too dirty for ‘air activists’.  What is an air activist, is it like an air guitar?  Do they carry invisible signs and mouth the words to anti-energy slogans?  If you know how this works, please let us know.

A hard-core hippie vegan decides that eating meat is sort of okay again.  After six years, I’d crave a burger too.

carnivores gone wild

How to think like a hippie.  When sockeye salmon numbers are low, global warming is to blame.  When sockeye salmon number reach a new record high, it’s a ‘mystery’.

Warmists have no idea why skeptics are skeptics, it’s a concept beyond their understanding because they prefer to be told what to think and believe rather than actually, well, think.  To explain this skeptical phenomenon requires a study, and the study says that skeptics are crazy, or something.

If labeling skeptics crazy doesn’t go far enough for warmists, there is always the comforting idea of gulags and re-education camps.  More on the Feindish Finn here.

I am the walrus.  Okay, I’m not, but NBC’s Lee Cowan recycled a walrus story and blamed it on global warming.  When there is no new news, use the old news and fire up the rhetoric.  Just a note, the walrus activity is, err, normal.

One deity at a time, please.  Evangelicals who embraced the sweet, sweet siren song of the greens are left with a fallen idol.

Journalists writing green stories assume that readers are unable to recall recent stories or have no access to Google.  How else can the Guardian expect you to believe that Peru is warming?  Tom Nelson is mercilessly good at exposing these nonsense claims, here’s another take-down, this time of serial alarmist Mark Serreze.

The NRDC reports from the Arctic after a ‘plump, healthy-looking’ polar bear wandered by their camp.  Much is made of the starving bear plight, but just a way down the coast is a brand new Walrus-Mart, packed with blubbery goodness.  See the NBC link above.  In case you are unconvinced that the NRDC will say anything to persuade people that global warming is real, here they are caught in a lie.

Green on green – the BBC’s Richard Black gets a lot of flak for being in the warmist camp, but this week he endures the frothy wrath of Joe Romm for not being quite partisan enough.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Al Gore lied, big storms died.  Global warming would reduce the number of big storms.

Ice, ice, maybe.  If you haven’t read anything recently about Arctic ice, you know that what is happening is inconvenient for warmists.

John Kerry accepts defeat in the cap and trade battle, yet not a single hanging chad was in sight.

The EU’s ETS scheme has cost a lot of money, so it’s good to know that it has had an effect on the evil CO2 emissions.  Wait… only miniscule effects?  Move along, nothing to see here.

The global warming sector of the world’s economy is worth $528 billion per year, a lot of which goes to China.  No wonder even industrialists want to keep the cash cow fed.

California continues down the path to greenicide:

Golden State residents should also be outraged that once again they’ve been designated America’s sacrificial lamb. As it is, only four states emit fewer greenhouse gases per person. California residents are paying dearly for that with the nation’s 7th-highest energy prices, as well other higher prices. Fairness aside, this also means that in California the “low-hanging fruit” has been picked. Emissions reductions virtually anywhere else in the country would provide more bang for the buck.  So AB 32 won’t reduce warming, won’t encourage imitation, but will hobble the economy and wipe out jobs. And long-suffering Californians are the last who should be forced to endure it.  But the state wants to send a message, and it’s not about global warming. Rather it’s, “Hey, we’re still the nation’s trailblazer!” Which it is, if you include signaling where not to go.

Oh, and California is wasting it’s time, blame the PDO, not the CO2, dudes.

Scotland wants to protect wild birds, but only from gamekeepers, they don’t mention the wind farm slaughter.

Jo Nova notes seven signs of the collapse of the green agenda.

Al Gore bemoans that ‘green jobs’ are going to China, yet it was the hippie agenda that sent all light bulb production overseas, not the skeptics.

The Washington Post wonders why West Virginia is spending $100 million to sequester only 1.5% of the CO2 emitted from a power plant when it could be done for nothing on farms.

GOP Senator Lindsay Graham declared Canada’s oil sands ‘acceptably clean‘.  Expect more of these declarations as the Ethical Oil message spreads.

It’s the Sun, stupid.  We better hope it gets restless soon or it’s going to be getting colder.

More proof that sometimes the cover-up is worse than the crime.  The panels that exonerated the Climategate motley CRU are lambasted as biased whitewashing:

Since the Oxburgh panel reported, emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act have shown that senior members of the scientific establishment in the U.K. tried to ensure that the panel would have no skeptics on board and that they expected that only a minority of its members would look at the inquiry with “questioning objectivity.”  The Russell panel appears to have been little better, with no known skeptics on board, but several vocal campaigners for the global warming cause

Fifteen reasons why wind power is useless.

Electric car owners will soon enjoy driving 40 miles guilt-free before their EV runs out of juice, but it’s a small price to pay for a vehicle that will pay for itself in only 132 years.  Wait, what?

only GM could come up with this in the wireless age

Jeff Jacoby hates recycling enough to write two pieces about it being a waste of time and resources.

Guardian warmist George Monbiot admits defeat:

Everyone blames everyone else for the failure at Copenhagen. Everyone insists that everyone else should move.  But nobody cares enough to make a fight of it. The disagreements are simultaneously entrenched and muted. The doctor’s certificate has not been issued; perhaps, to save face, it never will be. But the harsh reality we have to grasp is that the process is dead.

The best and shortest analysis of cap and trade and why it is a bad idea you’ll see.  Read it and use it on your hippie neighbors.

The US will not be demanding China and India commit to emissions targets in Cancun, and here’s why.

The UK is considering closing down the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), which is a good idea because the nation is out of energy and climate change happens whether or not you have a ministry for it.

A man that Time once called one of the 100 most influential people in the world suggests that more CO2 is better than less.

Steve Goddard unveils the awkward truth about extreme weather.  Global weirding is nothing new folks:

1889 – Pennsylvania – the deadliest flood in US history
1900 – Galveston – the deadliest Hurricane in US History
1910 – Idaho – the biggest forest fire in US history
1913 – Death Valley – The hottest temperature ever recorded in North America.
1913 – Ohio – the third worst flood in US history
1925 – Tri-State Tornado – the worst tornado in US history. Wind speeds up to 318 mph

Goddard has more, visit the link to see the entire list.

Homosexuals cause global warming. Add them to The List, it’s about time we had something fabulous on it.

Think Progress is upset that skeptics are not playing ball with the newest scare, ocean acidification.  Times are tough when a hippie can’t make stuff up without being called on it.

Part Four: AGW in the News

Delingpole has unkind words for Chris Huhne, who thinks that green jobs will save the economy.

Mexico’s ‘special representative for climate change’ pretends that the climate meeting in Cancun is worth attending, because he gets paid for that sort of thing.  Meanwhile the US and others are lowering expectations for Cancun faster than a kid on a sugar rush attacking a pinata.

Engineers are chasing the dream of a space plane so that we can pollute space, or something:

“You can imagine a situation when some of our industrially important but polluting processes are done in space and the finished products are brought back down to Earth.”

Will some areas of England run out of water as others flood?

Germans reject nuclear power, led by greens that believe recycled Unicorn poop can be used to make BMW’s.

Nobel on Nobel action, proving that even really smart people can disagree about global warming.  We won’t even mention Al Gore.

The shady dealings of climate lobbyists in Canada exposed.

Thanks for nothing, Inuit people.  Eskimos save the sporran.

does anyone have the heart to tell him what it's made of?

At least the Maldives are saved.  From a sporran visit, that is.

Green taxes aren’t just for saving the planet, now they help ‘low earners’. After paying an extra £800, just about everyone in the UK will be a low earner.  In the event that anyone still thinks Chris Huhne is sane, read this quote:

“Green taxes [make] so much sense in the current financial climate,” Mr Huhne said. “And whatever we do with the revenue, green taxes help us meet our climate targets and our environmental goals.  Furthermore, all the evidence is that the green tax switch is popular as long as people can see the extra revenue being used to cut other taxes.”

France and Spain want a global tax on ‘capitalism’, which would be used to keep foreign aid flowing even in the wake of economic slowdowns.  That would be the sort of economic slowdowns created or made worse by things like a global tax on capitalism.  It’s not just me, is it?

DC won’t be getting charging stations for electric cars just yet, any work will need Congressional approval.  Good luck selling electric chargers as a vote winner before November.

More species once thought extinct are found.  Hey, maybe global warming causes reincarnation?

Governor Schwarzenegger’s emissions reductions worked, California is saved from warming:

Monthly temperatures in downtown Los Angeles from April to now have averaged between one to three degrees cooler than normal. Patzert said it’s one of the coolest summers in decades.

An ITV journalist beclowned herself by reporting a dead polar bear washed up on a Cornish beach.  It was a cow.  If Naomi Lloyd spent less time believing WWF propaganda and more time thinking, it might have occurred to her that a polar bear in Cornwall is as likely as an unbiased reporter.  Oh, wait.

Science is dead, again.  The limits of the human mind have been reached, says a man with a new book to sell.  Russell Stannard, professor emeritus at the Open University claims we’ve discovered all the big stuff.  We’ve heard this claim before, it’s another version of the science is settled.

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Part Five: Global Hottie

This week’s hottie is newly single after her biker spouse dipped his nib in a polluted inkwell.  We’ve featured her before on the round-up, but there’s always a warm welcome here for the lovely Sandra Bullock.

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Italy has a solar FiT

Italy has overtaken the US in the pace of building solar power capacity, using feed-in tariffs (FiT)to subsidize the electricity generated by the photovoltaic (PV) panels, much like Ontario has.

The Italian subsidies are not as generous as in Ontario, but the cost of energy in Italy must rise once this power is generated and Italian homeowners are forced to pay more than double the regular rate for PV produced electricity.

The cost of traditional power in Italy is between 9 and 15 cents/KWh for industrial or residential consumers.

The feed-in tariff rate for PV in Italy:

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The FiT rates are not sustainable, even if the energy is, but there is at least one home-grown green group that would love to make the kind of return on investment PV panel owners are promised.  If you subsidize it, the Don will come.

Round-up tomorrow.

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