All the ideology that’s fit to print

All you need to know about The New York Times in two statements:

One year ago, on Climategate:

The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.

This week, on the Wikileaks document dump:

The articles published today and in coming days are based on thousands of United States embassy cables, the daily reports from the field intended for the eyes of senior policy makers in Washington. The New York Times and a number of publications in Europe were given access to the material several weeks ago and agreed to begin publication of articles based on the cables online on Sunday. The Times believes that the documents serve an important public interest, illuminating the goals, successes, compromises and frustrations of American diplomacy in a way that other accounts cannot match.

Climategate challenged the Gray Lady’s editorial position on global warming and needed to be suppressed whereas Wikileaks paints America in a negative light and is therefore fair game. The NYT believes the US is robust enough to take the hits from Wikileaks and they are probably right, even if the leaks are embarrassing.  But the editorial pretzel position provides insight into what the Times thought about climate science’s ability to take a hit last November.  They were right about that, too.

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Warmist wishes

Cancun has kicked off the next round of climate talks, appropriately enough near the ancestral home of the Mayans, the other mystical seers so beloved of doomsday cults.

It’s traditional at the beginning of climate conferences to scare the living bejesus out of delegates, but greens are gun shy of videos after the 10:10 splattergate fiasco, so instead the conference was presaged by predictions of what sacrifices (heh) lay ahead of us.  The global green movement wants developed nations to ration everything to stop economic growth for 20 years.

Friends and skeptics, take a look at the Korean peninsula at night:

warmists do not believe in a bright future

The greens see the north as ideal and the south as evil.

Now you know what sort of people we’re dealing with, and why they must be stopped.

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A ‘very rare and exciting event’ covers the UK in global warming

A global warming prediction from Climategate central, the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia:

According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event“.

“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

That prediction was made ten years ago, in 2000.

Unfortunately for Dr. Viner and the motley CRU, the Internet never forgets and as the UK enters its third straight year of deep cold and early snow with its earliest snowfall in 17 years, the alarmist doom-saying nonsense is exposed for all to see.

The UEA’s prediction of warm, snow-less winters could not have been more wrong.  Global warming is and always was a crock – the ‘science’ of climate is based on bad data crunched by flawed models posited by ethically-challenged rent-seekers posing as men of science.

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The IPCC mask slips

Two items from the news this week expose the IPCC as political hacks rather than a considered scientific group.

First, the admission that the mission isn’t climate, but global wealth redistribution (emphasis mine):

First of all, developed countries have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community. But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.

Skeptics have long suspected that the global warming hoax had nothing to with slightly milder weather and everything to do with stealing riches away from developed nations, but it’s nice to hear an IPCC official admit it.

The second admission is that the science is settled.  We’ve heard that one before, but in this case, the IPCC is talking about AR5, the next IPCC report due in summer 2013, and they already know what it’s going to say:

Robert Orr, UN under secretary general for planning, said the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming will be much worse than the last one.

One alternate explanation for his comment is that he believes the science will be much worse than AR4’s was found to be, but  I don’t think that’s what he meant, do you?

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Cancún Propaganda Piñata: Part 1

The UK’s Met Office is full of bad news for the planet, just in time for the Mexican meeting on melting.

Global warming is accelerating and slowing down.  At the same time.

The Met finds that warming is happening faster than ever because they found a new way to fiddle the numbers:

The Met Office report includes a new study which shows that sea surface temperatures were higher than initially thought because of a change in the way the temperatures were measured after 2000. The new analysis significantly increases the warming scientists think was seen globally over the past decade.

The same report explains away a slower warming trend:

…the gradual rise in temperatures over the last 30 years is slowing slightly. Global warming since the 1970s has been 0.16C (0.3F) but the rise in the last decade was just 0.05C (0.09F), according to the Met Office.

What fortunate turn of events may be saving us from apocalyptic milder weather?  Coal power, that’s what:

One of the major factors is pollution over Asia, where the huge growth in coal-fired power stations mean aerosols like sulphur are being pumped into the air. This reflects sunlight, cooling the land surface temperature.

Wait, what?  The evil CO2-spewing coal that causes global warming also saves us from global warming?

Is there nothing coal can’t do?

Cancun begins on Monday, a new tag is in the left sidebar and I’ll be bringing the best of the nonsense as often as possible.

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

Happy Thanksgiving to US readers, hopefully you traveled unmolested by the TSA and are enjoying family, turkey and football.  The rest of the world still demands a round-up, so it’s time to don the gloves and touch some junk (science, that is).

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

Al Gore almost single-handedly defeated global warming this week when he admitted making a mistake and hell almost froze over.  The Goreacle admitted his 1994 vote to save ethanol was motivated by his desire to live in the White House and not concern for the planet.  Al’s new found concern is only limited to corn ethanol and it’s just coincidence that he stands to profit from next generation cellulosic ethanol, which will benefit from government cash freed up by ending corn ethanol subsidies.  Nothing to see here folks, move along now.

Meanwhile, as he maneuvers to make huge profits from green tech, Al continues to demonize the Koch Brothers and hyped a new website dedicated to revealing ‘facts’ about the philanthropic skeptics.  But the Junkman came right back at him with Al Gore facts.  Turnabout is fair play, no?

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After a few weeks of relative inactivity, Al was a whirlwind of hyperbole this week, mistaking weather for climate (again), that the media was not supportive enough of his campaign to save Gaia, and that global warming is the ‘new’ global terror.  Expect the Obama administration to announce the TSA’s glacial junk touching and polar-pedo-bear inspections soon.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hands over the reins of the doomed Golden state to Governor-elect Jerry Brown in January, so it’s natural that the Austrian bodybuilder/actor/politician should think about his what comes next. As he walks away from the smoking wreck of the California economy much as he walked coolly away from explosions in his movies, Arnold has seen his future and it’s green.

Arnold has not ruled out acting in the future, but his ability to communicate the global warming message may be over-rated:

He said: ‘People get stuck and fall in love with their slogans and with their little agendas. You’ve got to make it hip. You’ve got to make it sexy to be part of this movement.  ‘I think that I have the talent of speaking the language in such a way so that the world understands it rather than making it complicated.’

Judge his talent for speaking the language for yourself:

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California, the green futureSickly green, that is.

Oh noes, a bit-part Hollywood actor refuses to breed in an effort to save Gaia.  Say it ain’t so, don’t let the pretty genes end here.

Alarmists are unable to accept that the global warming hoax was done in by Climategate and their own hubris.  It’s far easier to blame a wealthy secret cabal of skeptics for their downfall.  (Note to well-funded secret cabal of skeptics – where’s my money?)

Sustainability is the new buzzword on campus.  Or it better be if academics want their tenure to be sustainable.

Warmists know how to win friends and influence people.  Like calling the horde of new Washington-bound congressional reps ‘climate zombies‘.

The UK’s Lord Stern, a man who is actually perpetually quite cross rather than just stern has a brilliant notion to bring America into line on global warming legislation – a trade embargo.  Of course, that’s just what the crippled EU economy needs – a trade war with America.

The poor citizens of the USA are in alphabet soup.  Travelers are groped by the TSA, businesses are crippled by the EPA and now most of AK has been declared off-limits to development by the FWS.

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A small island off the BC coast is home to hippies (no surprise), but these hippies are organized and have a deep green agenda.

Bill ‘weepy‘ McKibben’s 350.org pulled more meaningless stunts to grab headlines, but this time both Bill and his cheerleader Joe Romm were caught out blaming a dry river on global warming when the causes of the waterless river are far easier to explain.

The Swiss Academy of Sciences knows that skepticism is a vital part of science. Unless it’s climate science, in which case Shut Up.

This week’s green on green popcorn moment comes from Victoria, Australia.

American scientists are concerned that the new GOP-led congress will not be eager to fund studies.  This applies to more than just climate science, but if scientists want a group to blame for the current lack of trust in science, the quacks in the global warming arena would be a good place to start.

Anglican churches are shedding parishioners faster than even Arctic ice can melt, so it figures that it would jump on the new green religion to stop the rot.

Roger Pielke Jr. on the problem of environmental journalists looking for labels to pin on skeptics.

Hollywood stars plead for global warming progress in Cancun.  The appeal is posturing and publicity-seeking and entirely useless except for providing an excuse for what I give you in Part Five.  Oh yeah.

Ban Ki Moon, the UN boss says that global warming is the world’s defining challenge.  What, you thought Iranian nukes or a petulant North Korea may have been challenges worthy of the UN?  Don’t be silly, there’s no way to extort trillions of dollars from the US and EU by dealing with actual problems.

Pimping for Gaia – a German green offers to bed the German President if he stops new nukes.

Truth in advertising?  Forget it.  Car manufacturing jobs that the Obama administration said were saved by building energy efficient vehicles are in fact saved by gas guzzling trucks and SUV’s.

The IPCC admits that the global warming hoax is about redistributing the world’s wealth:

…one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.

But you knew that.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Dr. Judith Curry, once firmly in the warmist camp is attempting to bridge the divide between the skeptic and warmist camps.  It’s notable that skeptics appreciate her efforts while alarmists despise her for them.

All those scary scenarios of doom and death from global warming only served to turn people into skeptics.  It’s true, a peer-reviewed study says so.  Naturally, Joe Romm disagrees, but then as one of the most egregious doom-sayers, he would have to.

Oh noes, warmists got droughts wrong.  And floods.  At the same time.

Just because you don’t fill a Volt with gas doesn’t mean you’re driving for free.

Solving the problem of ducks dying in the oilsands the green way:

Ducks would be humanely shredded by green-friendly blades and fall to the Earth where they would form neat piles that could be retrieved using carbon neutral electric vehicles. The carcasses would have less contamination and could be served in the Syncrude cafeteria in building 41-B, thus reusing the carbon that would have been released into the atmosphere had the ducks been left to decay in the wild. Electricity from the wind turbines could be used to cook the birds.

Climategate is a year old, but still the biggest problem that greens have – showing your top scientists to be unethical clowns with bad programming skills wasn’t what the global warming movement needed, and still isn’t.

The Obama administration is denying Americans their own energy.  There’s no scarcity except the manufactured scarcity by regulation – when even the New York Times admits this, the fat lady may be warming up:

…no sooner did the demand-and-supply equation shift out of kilter than it swung back into something more palatable and familiar. Just as it seemed that the world was running on fumes, giant oil fields were discovered off the coasts of Brazil and Africa, and Canadian oil sands projects expanded so fast, they now provide North America with more oil than Saudi Arabia. In addition, the United States has increased domestic oil production for the first time in a generation.

Pesky polar bears thrive when they should be acting all endangered-ery.

hey quit that and look threatened, dammit

Oh noes, melting glacial ice is not raising sea-levels after all.

An IPCC scientist abandons the hoax and claims that CO2 is innocent.  Sorry hippies, another one bites the dust.

Climate scientists are worried that they will be called to account by a congress that isn’t buying into the hoax, and are busy revising history:

Climate scientists are more than willing, at any time, any place, to explain their science and show their results to anybody that asks,” observes climate modeler Gavin Schmidt of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Unless the people asking are pesky skeptics using FOI requests, that is.  Sorry Gavin but Climategate happened and the Internet never forgets, which is exactly why we need hearings to expose the shenanigans of climate ‘scientists’.

Now even Europeans are turning their back on global warming as a concern.

If you enjoy the round-up, you’ll like the TWAWKI review too.

Canadians aren’t buying the Greenpeace anti-oilsands message, which you know will really upset the hippies.  Bonus!

A German meteorologist claims that climate models are junk and that ocean currents are far more influential on global climate than a trace gas essential for life on Earth.

Good news, global warming saves lives.  Only the IPCC and warmist hippies are bummed out by this.

The Nissan Leaf may not be as efficient as the government wants you to think.

Spanish solar speculators are poorer as the almost bankrupt nation once hailed as a green energy model slashes feed-in tariff rates in an effort to save the economy.

Epic win from Canada – from David Suzuki’s backyard nonetheless:

A Canadian climate-change research foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary, but has already begun winding down its operations after failing to get new funding from the Harper government.

The budget crunch at the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences comes on the heels of revelations that the government is leasing out the Amundsen, a coast guard icebreaker equipped to monitor climate change in the North, to a pair of fossil-fuel companies for oil exploration in the region

That sound you hear isn’t popcorn, it’s hippie heads exploding.

Part Four: AGW in the News

Scotland is committed to shifting a huge proportion of its energy production to wind.  Who knew that Scots would have to pay more for inefficient, unreliable energy?  Politicians north of Hadrians best idea are arguing about what to do with the clocks rather than the pesky problem of having no power.

Cancun is approaching and Louise Gray of the Telegraph can hardly churn out alarmist press releases fast enough.  According to Gray CO2 is going to rise to record levels, the UK is only doing one third of what it needs to avoid global warming apocalypse, polluters need to be ‘named and shamed‘ and we’re already too late to stop global warming.  She also has a factoid about the Cancun talks in which her warmist bias shows clearly as she describes skeptics:

The sceptics will also be at the conference arguing that climate change does not exist and even if it does it is natural phenomenon. However an argument that is likely to be taken more seriously, is that the UN process is not the right way to tackle climate change. Many critics believe that it is impossible to reach a global deal and the talks are a waste of money. Instead the world should be spending money on helping poor nations to adapt or even ‘geo-engineering’ like putting mirrors in space.

Sorry Louise, I don’t know of a single skeptic that would suggest climate change does not exist.

Here’s an inconvenient truth, electric cars may cause the lights to go out.  Only greens would promote electric cars as a solution when they oppose any effective means of generating electicity.

Investors Business Daily calls global warming a scam.

Methane is leaking from Russia, and not in a good way.  Odd how the UN doesn’t worry about a gas that is 23 times more potent that CO2, no?

The Independent blames bugs and pests on global warming, whereas blaming green activism would be far more accurate.

Italian women are encouraged to turn in their bras for recycling.

Cape Wind looks set to progress. The news broke on the anniversary of JFK’s assassination, but it was probably a coincidence that Dead Ted was a great opponent of spoiling his view with giant bird shredders.  The Obama administration is keen to stop further delays and get more giant fans built soon.

If hybrid cars are so great, how come the government is buying 25% of production?

Journalists had their lunch eaten by blogs on Climategate and they’ll miss the next big climate story too, because they just don’t get it.

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Part Five: Global Hottie

We’ve featured Scarlett Johansson before on the round-up, but this week we have every excuse to do it again because the curvy actress was one of the Hollywood loons demanding action.  On global warming that is.  Here she is again, on Thanksgiving no less.

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Thanks for reading.

Happy Thanksgiving

A large percentage of Daily Bayonet readers are from the land of the free, and today is their time to give thanks, eat turkey, watch football and get to bed early enough to catch Black Friday early-bird sales.

finger licking good

So to my great friends south of the border, I wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend, whether you decide to spend it at home or visiting family.

PS: If you’re bored, a round-up will be along around lunchtime EST.  Because you’re worth it.

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Happy Thanksgiving

A large percentage of Daily Bayonet readers are from the land of the free, and today is their time to give thanks, eat turkey, watch football and get to bed early enough to catch Black Friday early-bird sales.

finger licking good

So to my great friends south of the border, I wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend, whether you decide to spend it at home or visiting family.

PS: If you’re bored, a round-up will be along around lunchtime EST.  Because you’re worth it.

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Cancún and global warming apocalypse

How can you tell when another climate conference is about to kick off?

When predictions of global apocalypse reach fever pitch, that’s how.

The UK Telegraph can’t be beaten on that front as it uses 11 images of ‘apocalypse’ to scare the gullible and appease hippies that it ‘cares’.  Some of the images are from truly awful movies: 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, On Deadly Ground (no, really) and even Waterworld are featured.  My favorite image is a tornado in Trafalgar Square:

London, the new windy city

In case lovely architecture getting wet isn’t enough to motivate fear in your hard skeptic breast, we also learn from the Telegraph that cuddly photogenic animals are also at great risk from slightly milder weather.  Tigers and polar bears are cited as most vulnerable to global warming.  How come ugly species like Naomi Klein or the spiny-toed stink-breath sloth are never endangered?  (I may have made that animal up, btw).

The press continues to do its duty pre-COP conference, but this year is different.  Climategate has matured for a year, people aren’t buying into the hysteria any longer and in fact new studies suggest that alarmist claptrap like that peddled by the Telegraph is actually hurting the hippie’s cause and advancing skepticism.

The icing on the cake is that whatever we do, it’s already too late.  What better reason then to call off Cancun, relax and enjoy the warming?

Thanks Telegraph.

Round-up tomorrow as usual.

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Blogroll and other news

This is one of those cleaning up the blog notices and a quiet call for contributors.

The blogroll has been brought up to date with some additions and deletions.  Among the links we say farewell to today:

Australian Climate Madness though I hope one day to add this if/when Simon returns to the blogosphere

Gore Lied.  Klockarman hasn’t officially hung up his spurs, but there’s been nothing new for months.  I try to keep the blogroll links current and active – if he pops up again, I’ll return him to the hallowed halls of the sidebar.

I Love CO2 has become an auto-aggregator, not an opinion site.  Tom Nelson provides more links with better snark so I?CO2 is a redundant link.

On the positive news for today, say hello to shiny new blogroll additions Liberalguy and The Stiletto.  Neither are all climate, all the time, but there are some right-thinking folks at both places.  Chances are if you like The Daily Bayonet, you’ll find something to like there too.

For reasons too annoying and numerous to go into here, The Daily Bayonet no longer posts at Examiner.com.  All the content that was available there can be read here, select the ‘Examiner’ tag from the left sidebar.

I’ll be checking in with the guest contributors we haven’t heard from in a while.  There may be opportunities for new contributors.  If you’ve got something to say and a blog that needs more readers, drop me an email.  If you’ve got something to say and need a place to say it, I’m open to ideas.

You can see from the blogroll deletions that we lose friends all too regularly because blogging can be a chore or just too much work or just too expensive to carry on.  The Daily Bayonet has grown into something far beyond my original expectations, and none of that success would be possible without people like you reading my nonsense and then coming back for more, so thank you.  Really – thank you.

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