Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Sept. 29th 2011

The round-up returns this week and finds nine Nobels nobbled, a handy guide to talking to the tea party about climate and victory for the denier industrial complex, or something.

All this and a seasonal hottie too. Because you’re worth it.

Part One: Hippie of the Week

This week’s HOTW honor goes to not one person, but nine. Or eight people and a Buddhist alpaca. Mairead Maguire, Betty Williams, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Dalai Lama, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, José Ramos-Horta, Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi are all Nobel laureates and signatories to an open letter to President Obama opposing the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the US:

We–a group of Nobel Peace Laureates–are writing today to ask you to do the right thing for our environment and reject the proposal to build the Keystone XL, a 1700-mile pipeline that would stretch from Canada’s Alberta tar sands to the Texas Gulf Coast.

The letter was released on the website of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, an organization that describes itself thus:

Only 12 women in its more than 100 year history have been recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize is a great honor, but it is also a great responsibility. It is this sense of responsibility that compelled us to create the Nobel Women’s Initiative to help strengthen work being done in support of women’s rights around the world – work often carried out in the shadows with little recognition.

It doesn’t seem to have occurred to the Nine Nobels that  if they successfully stop Keystone XL,the main beneficiaries will be Saudi Arabia and other thugocracies where women are denied even the most basic rights. Sorry about your luck, Saudi chicks, but denying America affordable energy is more important to these nine Nobels than your human rights.

The National Post has a more detailed look at the Nobels on the list, and it is unflattering.

Part Two: Warmists & Alarmists

Al Gore might have expected plaudits in the wake of his 24 hours of reality traveling roadshow. Instead, he’s the topic of much discomfort among warmists, who see the Goreacle as a problem, not a solution:

Al Gore is a hugely polarising figure, particularly in his homeland. Whatever he does or says in this arena – no matter how cogent or sensible – will attract scorn and derision from those that just can’t see past the man. And that is a huge problem for those who still want to see the world urgently address, as Gore says, the reality of climate change.

Toss another prophet on the barbie and pass the popcorn, watching the greens eat themselves promises to be fun.

More green jobs! The EPA needs to hire 230,000 new regulators to oversee its new rules. In China, three new red tape factories have opened in anticipation of increased demand.

In the UK, principles are for suckers. A Tory MP who called giant bird shredders ‘monstrosities’ seems oddly okay with them when they can earn him some dough.

Louise Gray, the Telegraph’s alarmist press-release recycler pens a piece about global warming exaggerations with no mention of her role in peddling the doom.

The CIA has a Center on Climate Change and National Security, but you can’t know what it does. Or, you can, but then they’d have to kill you. If you wait a few weeks, Wikileaks will release documents and reveal the names and locations of undercover polar bears.

CIA undercover bears undergo rigorous hokey-cokey training

The Maldives are adept at using the much-hyped threat of rising sea levels to extort raise money for their tiny nation, even famously holding a cabinet meeting underwater. So when James Delingpole snarked that the new Times Atlas wouldn’t show the Maldives at all, the island went nuts.

As the Solyndra scandal rolls on, the CFO of green group Southern Alliance for Clean Energy pleaded guilty to skimming cash from the Feds into his own pocket. Does this allow the government to call the investigators, lawyers and correctional facility personnel ‘green jobs’?

Grister Lisa Hymas discovers she’s the problem:

…actually the population problem is all about me: white, middle-class, American me. Steer the blame right over here.

Population isn’t just about counting heads. The impact of humanity on the environment is not determined solely by how many of us are around, but by how much stuff we use and how much room we take up. And as a financially comfortable American, I use a lot of stuff and take up a lot of room.

Joe Romm is upset the ‘Denier Industrial Complex‘ has won the argument on global warming. He says this is because skeptics beat progressives at messaging, and of course he’s right. That and the fact global warming science is a putrid swamp of corruption, pal-review and rent-seeking.

An idiot’s guide to talking to the Tea Party about global warming:

  1. Take your climate change conversations from the intellectual to the emotional level and talk in terms of core values;
  2.  Use faith language when appropriate and when it’s authentic;
  3. Talk solutions (and their benefits for health, economic stability, and quality of life);
  4. Talk about impacts happening here and now;
  5. Tell your audience how smart they are (or have them tell you why they are smart);
  6. Show them some charts and graphs.

Yeah, good luck with that.

Africans probably wish greens would crawl under a rock and leave them alone. Not only do green policies increase food costs and exacerbate hunger problems, now there is evidence that Ugandans have been killed and forcibly evicted to clear land for a carbon credit program.

Donna Laframboise gets down and dirty with the details of how the WWF infiltrated the IPCC. It’s a story of two parts, but well worth the time to read:

15 chapters in the 2007 Climate Bible were led by WWF-affiliated scientists – their coordinating lead authors are members of the WWF’s panel. In three cases, chapters were led by two WWF-affiliated coordinating lead authors. In one instance eight personnel in a single chapter have WWF links. In another there are six.

It means, ladies and gentlemen, that the IPCC has been infiltrated. It has been wholly and entirely compromised.


Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Not every jaunt through the Northwest Passage is to raise awareness about something, sometimes its just a fun way to get your boat to Australia.:

Surprisingly, the stretch through the first half of the Northwest Passage proved to be “amazingly ice-free,” said Bray. “Good ol’ global warming,” he said with a chuckle.

Fellow blogger Soylent Green set aside the snooch and got him some learnin’ in a great post about epicycles, ancient Greeks and consensus. There’s a lot of big words, but fortunately no naked Greeks.

Jolly Prince Chuckle’s dear old mother has gotten royally screwed. Archimede’s screwed, that is.

Biofuels, a scheme in which western farmers are paid to grow food for fuel even as a large portion of the world starves, were supposed to be a good thing for the planet. Notsomuch, as it turns out:

The European Union is overestimating the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions achieved through reliance on biofuels as a result of a “serious accounting error,” according to a draft opinion by an influential committee of 19 scientists and academics.

In entirely unrelated news, 19 scientists and academics lost tenure and funding.

Oh noes, giant offshore bird-shredders attract killer starfish.

The missing heat of global warming has been found at last, at the bottom of the ocean. As deep as that may be, the credibility of global warming science is still even lower.

The IPCC got sea-level predictions wrong. At this point it might be quicker to identify one or two things the IPCC got right and assume the rest is NGO angst dressed up in UN drag.

Hippies are desperately upset that the growing Solyndra scandal is being used to combat other expensive ‘clean energy’ boondoggles:

…last Friday’s hearing in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, in which executives of Solyndra, the now-bankrupt solar company that blew through $535 million in federal grants and, along the way, made President Obama look like a just another shill for corrupt clean-energy hustlers, was a triumph of political theatre.  There was Brian Harrison, the CEO of Solyndra, and Bill Stover, the company’s chief financial officer, sitting ashen-faced in front of the committee, refusing to answer questions (they pleaded the Fifth) and looking for all the world like stonewalling sleazebags.

This comes as the Obama administrations own numbers reveal that every green job it’s ‘created’ cost nearly $5 million each. Popcorn, stat.

The picture that tells you everything you need to know about green energy:

why yes, that is a gas generator powering the sign

Oh noes, thermometers climate scientists used to measure thermal radiation to prove the greenhouse gas effects  temperature are designed to specifically ignore feedback from greenhouse gasses. The science is unsettling, no?

Germany’s knee-jerk closure of its nuclear reactors will cost 11,000 jobs. It’ll also make Germany reliant on imported, expensive energy and make them less competitive in the global economy. Not the best of times to spend all your cash buying a dysfunctional but ancient land then.

Four ways global warming models are wrong.

Gasland and anti-fracking arguments debunked. Shale gas is abundant, cheap and easy to get at. In Texas it’s created 100,000 jobs and contributed $65 billion in economic activity. No wonder the greens hate it.

Hippies who jump onto every passing eco-fad are actually doing more harm than good:

eco-fads: trendy environmental causes which often have little to do with actually protecting the environment and in fact usually result in environmental harm due either to a misunderstanding of the problem or an application of flashy, visible, popular but mistaken “solutions.”

Durban hoteliers are fleecing global warmists for rooms at the upcoming climate conference. Nice try, but if they had wanted to get away with it, they’d have charged the usual rate and then add a 100% eco-fee. No-one would have dared complain.

The EPA ignored its own rules in its rush to regulate carbon. Shut UP, they explained.

Green heartache as the left falls out of love with President planet healer.

Americans may soon be in the dark as China shuts down most of its rare earths production. That’s the same rare earths that go into CFL light bulbs, solar panel and electric vehicle batteries. Who knew that making yourself reliant on a commie nation with global ambitions of grandeur has consequences?


Part Four: Global Hottie

This week the season changed to Fall, or Autumn if you prefer. So let’s have a last look at Summer. Glau, that is.


Thanks for reading.

Mother Jones’ Modesty

Hippies at Mother Jones have thrown in the towel, cried Uncle, folded like a cheap suit and picked up their ball and gone home.

In a piece entitled ‘How the Climate Change Deniers Won‘, Mother Jones details how the global warming agenda failed, in a handy cut-out and keep chart that reads like a veritable cornucopia of everyone the left loves to hate.

Here’s the chart, click to enlarge:


Everyone’s in there. The Koch Brothers, Big Oil, the US Chamber of Commerce, even Blogs (!) get the blame. But while we thank them for the recognition, Mother Jones is too generous by only calling-out those on the skeptical side. Let’s face it, winning something as grand as the argument over man-made global warming was a bipartisan effort. Without generous help and commitment from within the warmist camp, this day would never have been possible.

We don’t have time to list all those who contributed, but we’ll highlight some of the stars:

Al Gore. Despite spending $300 million to convince the world that a trace gas essential to life on Earth was a ‘crisis’, Al could never quite bring himself to live in the style he demanded of others. His selfless devotion to consumption did more to persuade the average Joe that if the weather was a real crisis, Al might rein in his chakra, or his spending, or sell a house or two. Thanks, Al.

Phil Jones and the Motley CRU. Who could doubt the contribution from the giant intellects who worked to ‘hide the decline‘ and apply ‘Mike’s Nature trick‘ at the University of East Anglia? Without their selfless devotion to dodgy computer models and destroying the reputations of those who dared to compromise their funding disagree, the average Joe may have thought climate science was populated by serious men with inquiring minds.

Michael Mann and the hockey stick. Without his selfless devotion to fighting FOIA requests for his data, the average Joe may never have pondered the eternal question, ‘what’s he got to hide?

The IPCC. The UN’s climate body selflessly devoted itself to basing reports on press releases from radical NGO’s, over-exaggeration of the impacts of global warming and, of course, mistakes like Himalayagate. Without the efforts of Raj Pachauri et al, the average Joe may have taken the UN seriously and believed polar bears were melting, or something.

Weepy Bill McKibben, David Suzuki and all the activists who clambered onto the global warming bandwagon to air their grievance du jour. Without their selfless devotion to bombarding the populace with a relentless barrage of doom and gloom, the average Joe may have never gotten crisis fatigue. We salute them all.

Many heroes of the climate movement have gone unrecognized for their part in the collapse of the global warming scam, feel free to add your favorite in the comments.

The Round-up returns tomorrow, if you can stand it.


What, you thought I forgot the Weepy Bill Google juice? As if.

Anne Hathaway, take it away:


Green Math, Part 5: Green policies and energy prices

The Guardian’s Leo Hickman ponders a deep question:

Are green policies good or bad news for energy bills?

Hickman wonders if there could possibly be a connection between green taxes and rising energy bills in the UK, a topic that is quickly becoming a political liability for the Prime Minister and his lunatic Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

There should be no surprise energy costs are higher. After all, that was the whole point of green policies:

Who knew that paying up to twenty times the market rate for wind and solar-power might lead to an increase in utility bills? If only someone could have foreseen the havoc that would be wrought by the green dream.

Oh, wait. Everyone did:

In fact, warmists got exactly what they wanted, green energy subsidized by taxes and fees levied against fossil-fueled generation.  What greens don’t want is any blame for the resulting hikes in energy bills.

Too bad. Own it, hippies.


Ontario power play

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is all about power, as long as it’s for him and not energy-hungry Ontario cities.

McGuinty is in a tight race for votes as the October provincial election approaches and in a mighty feat of vote-pandering, he announced an unpopular but necessary new gas power plant will be scrapped:

Construction had already begun on the 280-megawatt, gas-fired electricity plant when the announcement was made on Saturday, less than two weeks before the Oct. 6 election. The decision is a victory for the community, which has argued against having the power plant in the community, close to homes and hospitals. Mr. McGuinty’s opponents accuse him of trying to save a Liberal seat in the area.

What the pandering will cost voters is unknown. You can see from the video here that it looks as if a lot of work is already completed. McGuinty talks about ‘relocating’ some of the stuff, but good luck moving a poured foundation. McGuinty wouldn’t know much about that, he’s unfamiliar with anything concrete when votes are at stake.

going, going...

Aggrieved rural voters who face giant bird shredders imposed on their communities will watch McGuinty’s flip-flop pandering to Mississauga closely as they consider whom to vote for.


Atlas Mugged

The Times Atlas exaggerated the rate of ice reduction in Greenland in its latest edition, only to discover that not only did skeptics call them out for the error, but polar researchers joined in.

When the storm broke, Harper Collins, publisher of the Times Atlas, defended their decision:

A spokeswoman for Times Atlas defended the 15% figure and the new map. “We are the best there is. We are confident of the data we have used and of the cartography. We use data supplied by the US Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado. They use radar techniques to measure the permanent ice. We have compared the extent of the ice surface in 1999 with that of 2011. Our data shows that it has reduced by 15%. That’s categorical,” she said.

Hubris, much?

Here’s the before and after map that caused the ruckus:


Unfortunately for Harper Collins, the howls of protest continued in spite of the assurance that the Time Atlas is the best there is, and they issued the inevitable apology:

“This was done without consulting the scientific community and was incorrect,” said Harper Collins in a statement about the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World, 13th edition, posted on its U.K. website Tuesday. “We apologize for this and will seek the advice of scientist on any future public statements.”

Add AtlasGate to the list of reverse alchemy peculiar to greens. Only warmists are able to take the gold standard of something and turn it into lead.


CERN vs Einstein

CERN is in the news again.

Last month it was its confirmation that cosmic rays affect weather in ways inconvenient to climate models.

This month, CERN may have found something that goes faster than light.

Neutrinos sent through the ground from Cern toward the Gran Sasso laboratory 732km away in Italy seemed to show up a tiny fraction of a second early.

Prior to the CERN neutrino, it was believed that the fastest object on Earth was ecotardium, an unbelievably dense element found only in the extreme gravitational flux of Al Gore’s credibility implosion. But I digress.

an artist's impression of the CERN neutrino. the artist has been fired

For CERN, challenging one of the long-standing pillars of physics as defined by Einstein’s theory of relativity is no small task. So how did they handle the problem? Like scientists:

…the group says it is being very cautious about its claims. They will be discussing the result in detail in a conference at Cern on Friday afternoon, which can be viewed online. “We tried to find all possible explanations for this,” said report author Antonio Ereditato of the Opera collaboration.We wanted to find a mistake – trivial mistakes, more complicated mistakes, or nasty effects – and we didn’t,” he told BBC News. “When you don’t find anything, then you say ‘Well, now I’m forced to go out and ask the community to scrutinise this.'”

CERN checked its own work, found no errors and then made its findings and data available to the scientific community to see if they can either replicate the result and rock the world of physics to its core, or prove them wrong.

If CERN is right, warmists are about to have a very big problem with their ‘scientific consensus’ defense. If E does not equal MC², what chance do shaky climate models stand?

Be grateful Phil Jones and the Motley CRU have nothing to do with it. The MO of climate scientists is to deny data to the wider community so it cannot be challenged. If Jones, Mann or Hansen had come across a model-busting neutrino, do you think they’d act as CERN did? Yeah, me either. That neutrino would be denounced as a denier particle and pal-reviewed out of existence.

CERN may yet be wrong about the speed of its neutrino, but even if they are, they are scientific giants compared to the closeted group of grubby rent-seekers running climate ‘science’.


Still Not The Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up

Good news. Canadian soil is back under the Bayonet’s feet.

Bad news, there’s no round-up because I climbed off the Gaia-stomping jetliner only a couple of hours ago and have something like 300 emails and 4000+ Feed Reader items to sort out.

Posting will begin tomorrow, but there is likely to be Twitter snark as I catch up on all the global warming news. So, follow me. Or something.

Last week’s scheduled post featured Kate Beckinsale, a small fact I neglected to include.

This week’s gratuitous hottie is the one and only Scarlett Johansson, who I understand may have had her parts posted on the intertubes while I was away. So, at least you were entertained by something.




Not the Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up

It’s Thursday, so you’d expect to see a Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up.

But alas, my carbon-spewing, Gaia-stomping travel isn’t quite complete.

After offering nothing new for over a week, I figure the skeptics may be restless. So, I hope you’ll accept a gratuitous hottie as a blatant bribe not to unsubscribe:


This is a scheduled post, but if I figured the date right, Al Gore should be beclowning his own self about now. I know, I picked the wrong week to be away from blogging.

Regular posting will return in a week. Or something.



NASA scientist wants Obama arrested

NASA is no longer in the manned space-flight business, but that doesn’t mean it’s short of space cadets.

letting him go might have been a mistake

James Hansen wants to arrest the President if his administration green-lights the Keystone XL pipeline:

This raises a question: if the Keystone XL pipeline is approved, can we make a citizen’s arrest on Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for violating the Energy Independence and Security Act? If they were put in the back of a hot paddy wagon in DC and held for at least several hours with their hands tied behind their backs, maybe they would have a chance to think over this matter more clearly.

No news on whether the Secret Service will be raiding NASA, but at least the space agency can relax about future missions. Why bother going to the moon when the moonbats already work for you?