Al Gore morphs into El Grope and continues his rapid descent into PR hell. Warmist hippies draw up an enemies list, David Suzuki drops the F bomb in a cafe and a Beatle is concerned with ‘climate warming’.
Part One: Al Gore & Friends
Al Gore is in the news again. Last week it was revealed that the Goreacle had been porking his movie producer, this week an Inconvenient Tryst is with a masseuse who claims that Al tried to get a happy ending when it wasn’t on the menu. Accusations are that the green guru turned into El Grope to such an extent that a police report was filed. Tom has salacious bits if you don’t want to read it all. Tipper is now odds-on favorite to win the top honors at the 2010 Good Timing Awards.
One thing to be grateful for, that El Grope wasn’t around in the 1930‘s.
Al continued to promote the Gore enrichment scheme with an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. It’s behind a subscription wall, but the great man excerpted a little for us peons:
“There are several well understood advantages inherent in capitalism that make it superior to any other system for organizing economic activity. It has proven to be far more efficient in the allocation of resources and the matching of supply with demand, far more effective at wealth creation, and far more conducive to high levels of freedom and political self-governance. At the most basic level, however, capitalism has become the world’s economic ideology of choice primarily because it demonstrably unlocks a higher fraction of the human potential with ubiquitous organic incentives that reward hard work, ingenuity and innovation.”
That sounds great, but it’s a pity the green horde of ecotards inspired by Al dislike capitalism so much.
Canada’s David Suzuki hasn’t been caught sleeping with anyone, or doing anything interesting in fact. He has decided to play along with the UN’s new scare du jour, the biodiversity hedge strategy in case global warming falls apart totally.
Suzuki is always portrayed as the nice friendly guy, except when he is calling for his political enemies to be jailed, that is. So it’s a shock to read of one blogger’s encounter with a not so friendly hippy Dave:
Then, he placed me, or so it seemed. “You’re the fish farmer,” he said. I had barely begun to explain that yes, I used to work in fish farming – seven years ago – but before I could say much Dr. Suzuki looked me straight in the eye and started telling me to f**k off. Not just once. Then, suddenly, he seemed to catch himself, and quickly sat down.
Nice. Peace, love and understanding, right man?
Part Two: AGW Scaremongers
By far the biggest news of the week was the publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, of a paper entitled ‘Expert Credibility in Climate Change.’ Now known universally as the Black List, the list of any scientist who ever dared to raise a question about the green orthodoxy is already being used as a tool by thugs to silence their critics:
The issue is whether folks are actively spreading disinformation, especially disinformation that has been long debunked in the scientific literature. As I’ve said for many years now, it is time for the media to stop listening to, quoting, and enabling those who spread anti-science and anti-scientist disinformation.
That’s emo-Joe Romm, whose preferred method of debate is to turn beet red and tell his opposition to ‘shut up’. Or something.
But the black list is serious. It shows that the scientists shills pushing global warming think nothing of using any means whatsoever to silence opposition. They are hooked on the funding windfall of global warming, truth or science be damned. Skeptics and rational journalists are appalled, as are one or two warmists, to their credit.
I was surprised to find out that they think I’m Canadian (I’m not), that I still work at the Fraser Institute (I don’t), and that I have only published four—count’ em, four!—publications on climate change! Apparently, the researchers didn’t feel the need to do much diligence when looking for publications of the sampled population. In my case, they probed Google Scholar searching for “K. Green.” As I’ve virtually never published under “K. Green,” it’s not surprising they’d come up with so little. Just searching Google Scholar with my full name of “Kenneth P. Green” would have gotten them this list of 13 climate-related publications, while searching for “Kenneth Green” associated with one of my places of employment would have gotten them this list of 113 publications, about half of which are mine
It says something about the due diligence of warmist scientists when they can’t even get a simple enemies list right. Perhaps all the good scientists are studying something important like how to make a shampoo that makes your hair super glossy, climate science ended up with the bottom of the heap, smarts-wise. The Canadian dingbat who co-authored the black list is upset that people are upset and says he meant no harm. Isn’t that the excuse of every useful idiot in history?
A couple of ecotards from the Daily Bayonet’s own part of the doomed planet discovered the link between actions and consequences when they were busted for graffiti ahead of the G20 meeting in Toronto. Comedy quotes:
…on the courthouse steps, Cadotte lit a cigarette and said his night in jail was “brutal.” Mirshahi said, “I mean, like, we’re in custody for 20 hours. I told them I’m vegan. I don’t eat any animal products. All they brought me over the course of 20 hours were two coffees — which, I don’t drink coffee — and two Nutragrain bars which have milk and eggs in them, which I can’t eat.”
If he thinks that hot coffee and granola bars are tough, just wait until he meets Bubba in D block.
The alarmist that claimed the Arctic was screaming now whimpers that perhaps he overstated the problem. Gee, ya think?
Scientists skeptical of man’s influence on global temperatures have created a register to which those in agreement can voluntarily sign up. See the difference between that and a black list, hippies? The 118 signers to date all subscribe to the following statement:
“We, the undersigned, having assessed the relevant scientific evidence, do not find convincing support for the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide are causing, or will in the foreseeable future cause, dangerous global warming.”
The panel of 831 scientists that will write the next IPCC report, AR5, has been announced. It would have been cheaper and far more entertaining to just hire JK Rowling to give us something like Pothead Hippy and the Doomed Planet. Or something.
The UK’s climate change envoy shows he’s got the chops for the job, by flying everywhere, all the time. 80,000 miles in his first year. Take that, Gaia.
Australia has a new prime minister, and its first female one at that. Kevin ‘ETS” Rudd went the way of the Dion Dodo, his successor is already cool to global warming. Perhaps she’s learned that a green agenda is an excellent way to kill a political career.
Holy convolutions, global warming causes gold mining, which causes lead poisoning, which… oh you get it.
Delingpole finds that the whitewash report on Climategate wasn’t entirely as unanimous as we were led to believe.
Paul McCartney, who is a few Beatles short of the full band, has harsh words for ‘climate warming’ deniers:
Some people don’t believe in climate warming – like those who don’t believe there was a Holocaust. “But the facts indicate that there’s something going on and we’ve got to be aware of it if we want our kids to inherit a decent world, not a complete nightmare of a planet – clean, renewable energy is for starters.”
Clean, renewable energy is a good start. So is not flying your new hybrid around the world.
Talks on the ‘climate crisis’ in Bonn, Germany showed the seriousness of the planetary threat we face from global warming:
Talks in Bonn ended early so delegates could head off to their hotel rooms to watch the World Cup.
Maurice Strong, the granddaddy of the global warming hoax, claims he doesn’t want to rule the world. Well, he would say that, wouldn’t he.
Oh noes, Herbie killed the planet. Another childhood memory sullied forever.
Solar is hard, just ask the President.
Part Three: Inconvenient Truths
A simple way to disprove global warming:
1) 30-years of global cooling from 1880 to 1910.
2) 30-years of global warming from 1910 to 1940.
3) 30-years of global cooling from 1940 to 1970.
4) 30-years of global warming from 1970 to 2000.
Based on the above pattern, assuming there is no shift in climate in the coming 20 years compared to the last 130 years, it is reasonable to predict:
5) 30-years of global cooling from 2000 to 2030.
If this prediction is realized then the cyclic nature of global mean temperature will be confirmed. Otherwise, it will be rejected.
The fact that sea surface temperatures are dropping faster than Al Gore’s drawers in a massage parlor doesn’t look good for the warmists.
The Gulf is in trouble, but its not what you think. This time, ethanol is the enemy.
Take that hippies, the Daily Bayonet gets another blogroll entry. And veteran Canuckian blogger Jay Currie continues to link the round-up because it drives his hippie readers nuts.
CO2 level increases lag temperature increases. Effect, meet cause.
Americans can look forward to a future with $7/gallon gas once the Obama green agenda is implemented.
The swedes have seen the future and it is a nuclear one. Wind farms are for suckers, bring on the nukes. Bonus points to Sweden for making Greenpeace mad.
Oh noes, Antarctica was warmer 130,000 years ago. How is El Grope supposed afford his special massages with news like that?
Over half of people in the UK think of scientists as dangerous. Thanks to lunatics like MMR fearmonger Andrew Wakefield and the entire group of climate scaremongers, good scientists are tarred with the same brush.
More bad news from Antarctica, global warming may not have anything to do with glacier melt. It’s the ridge, stupid:
It appears from the Autosub’s under-ice surveys that the PIG’s ice flow formerly ground its way out to sea across the top of a previously unknown rocky underwater ridge, which tended to hold it back. Many years ago, however, before the area was surveyed in much detail, the glacier’s floating outflow sheet separated from the ridge top which it had been grinding away at for millennia and so picked up speed. This also allowed relatively warm sea water to get up under the sheet and so increase melting and ease of movement.
Neo-religion, meet classical religion. You Lose.
A new extinction fear? Will anyone save the Prius?
Alberta has borne the brunt of attacks against oil recently, but the Gulf changed all that. How gratifying for the oil-sands to be selected as a reasonable solution to offshore deepwater drilling. Why yes, that popping sound you hear is hippie heads exploding.
How manipulated does data have to be before it becomes meaningless? Just ask Australia.
Californians have successfully met the required standard to put the state’s global warming law into suspended animation. At least until the economy recovers. Or, forever, if we’re being realistic.
Plankton eats CO2, saves planet. Does this mean that whales will be condemned for eating the Gaia-saving biomass?
Part Four: AGW in the News
John Kerry, the US Senator pushing a green jobs bill, says that green jobs initiatives always work. Unless they don’t, that is.
Bad news for heroic, CO2 munching plankton, the whales might be saved.
The US Marine Corps goes solar in Camp Lejeune.
Anti-food hippies are gnashing their teeth over a court decision to allow Monsanto to plant genetically modified seeds.
The UK is paying wind farm operators to turn off the giant bird shredders.
The National Grid fears that on breezy summer nights, wind farms could actually cause a surge in the electricity supply which is not met by demand from businesses and households. The electricity cannot be stored, so one solution – known as the ‘balancing mechanism’ – is to switch off or reduce the power supplied.
LED light bulbs might be able to save us from the mercury menace CFL’s. Wouldn’t it be easier to use the trusty old incandescents?
Scientists want to lace the oceans with iron to encourage plucky plankton to hoover up CO2. It’s a plankton kind of day, suddenly.
In the UK the Welsh are the most eco-friendly nation. I’m not saying its because they’re nearer the ground and would drown first, that wouldn’t be nice.
For those that would deny the power of a Sun, let the fate of Planet HD209458b be a lesson to you.
Canada’s prime minister and host of the G8 and G20 meetings calls the global warming issue a ‘sideshow’. Heh.
The oilsands get a bad rap for tearing up Gaia to fuel my SUV, but the truth is that the oil firms return the land to a far more natural state once the good stuff has been used up.
How to price an ecosystem. Fine, but why? Oh, to make us all pay… now I get it.
Part Five: Global Hottie
Your hottie for the week is a return favorite of the round-up. Please welcome back Kate Beckinsale, a major contributor to global warming.
You might want to have a look at a video of a different photo shoot, Theo has the goods.
Thanks for reading.