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December 16, 2010 -- CanadaFreePress -- Alan Caruba
Did the Global Warming Hoax Die in Cancun?
If you want to know the core beliefs of those who gathered in Cancun, Mexico, for yet another Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) conference, you need look no further than the way one of its days began with a prayer to Ixchel, a Mayan Moon goddess.
The global warmists are essentially pagans for whom the worship of Gaia, an Earth goddess of Greek origin, symbolizes their rejection of the Judeo-Christian values embraced by Western civilization.
It is, by now, a cliché to call environmentalism a religion, but that does not reduce the truth of this observation.
While people around the world are starving we grow corn to make ethanol. Growing ethanol also raises most other food prices.
The environmental effects of ethanol are worse than that of gasoline. Even Al Gore, the inventor of global warming, admits that it is a bad idea.
The ethanol lobbyists won! Poor people lost!
December 10, 2010 -- Reuters -- Charles Abbott
The tax-cut package under debate in the Senate on Friday would extend through 2011 the 45 cent a gallon ethanol tax credit and a 54 cent tariff on imported ethanol -- the two major supports for the biofuels industry.
.... Biofuels subsidies in the tax bill would cost $7 billion according to congressional economists. Extension of the ethanol credit would cost nearly $5 billion.
The bill also revives through 2011 the $1 a gallon biodiesel tax credit that expired at the end of 2009. It would cost nearly $2 billion, according to cost estimates for the bill.
September 22, 2010
A PLEDGE TO AMERICA -- Congressman Tim Murphy
1. The pledge proposes to significantly cut wasteful spending by canceling unspent “stimulus” funds and scaling back the growth in spending for Congressional operations. As a cosponsor of a Balanced Budget Amendment and a bill to cap the debt ceiling, I am determined to rein in excessive federal spending and cut the $13.5 trillion national debt.
2. The pledge calls on Congress to “protect our entitlement programs for today’s seniors and future generations.” In response to your concerns and ideas about protecting the benefits you have paid and earned, I introduced the Social Security and Medicare Protection Act (HR 4939) to stop Congress from treating the trust funds as a bottomless checking account.
3. The pledge also notes that “we will fight to increase access to domestic energy sources.” My bill, HR 2227, the American Conservation and Clean Energy Act, is a comprehensive bipartisan energy bill I introduced to move America toward energy independence and invest in clean energy, while creating American jobs without increasing taxes or the national debt.
text - (pdf)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 -- By Nicholas Ballasy -- CNSNews.com
Congressman Calls For Schools To ‘Promote The Agenda’ Of Climate Change, Population Limitation
Rep. John Sarbanes says more environmental education in public schools will promote the agenda of climate change and population growth.
Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) told CNSNews.com at a "Sustainability Education Summit" hosted by the U.S. Education Department on Tuesday that environmental education in schools can "promote the agenda" of climate change and population growth through the influence it has on children.
"Like I keep saying over and over again, if you get young people invested in those ideas early on, that will result in those kinds of positive policy developments," Sarbanes told CNSNews.com. "So, whether it’s climate change, whether it’s population growth, whether it’s all these factors that impact the health of our world, raising that awareness early among young people is only going to promote the agenda."
September 14, 2010 -- By Eric Scheiner -- CNSNews.com
Obama's Science Adviser: Don't Call it 'Global Warming'
John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, says that the term "global warming" is "a dangerous misnomer” that should be replaced with “global climate disruption."
At the Environmental Protection Agency's 40th celebration of the Clean Air Act on Tuesday, Holdren said, "I think one of the failures of the scientific community was in embracing the term 'global warming'. Global warming is in fact a dangerous misnomer."
The term "climate disruption" was used in conjunction with the erroneous "hockey stick". It was believed that the temperature of the earth had changed suddenly. "Climate disruption" is not appropriate because disruptions are caused by natural events such as earthquakes and weather events such as tornados.
August 31, 2010 -- Jeffrey Ball -- Wall Street Journal
An independent investigation called for "fundamental reform" at the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, saying the organization's 2007 report played down uncertainty about some aspects of global warming.
The probe of the IPCC, a preeminent climate-science body that won the Nobel Peace Prize three years ago, was conducted by the InterAcademy Council, a consortium of national scientific academies. Leaders of the IPCC asked the council to conduct the probe following the disclosure of a few errors in its 2007 climate-science report, which concluded, among other things, that climate change is "unequivocal" and is "very likely" caused by human activity.
The investigation comes at a precarious time for the IPCC and for advocates of tough measures to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. For months, critics of such steps have cited the errors in the IPCC's 2007 report as reason to question the group's basic conclusion about climate change.
August 23, 2010 -- John Heilprin - Associated Press
UN May Rein In Carbon Trading Scam
An obscure U.N. board that oversees a $2.7 billion market intended to cut heat-trapping gases has agreed to take steps that could lead to it eventually reining in what European and U.S. environmentalists are calling a huge scam.
,,, environmentalists say rich nations could be wasting billions of dollars on what some are calling "perverse financial incentives," because some of the largest projects funded by the U.N.-managed CDM are a golden goose for chemical makers without making meaningful cuts in emissions.
August 16, 2010 -- washingtonindependent
On Extreme Weather and Climate Change
The New York Times ran a front-page story on Sunday that tackles a thorny scientific and political issue: whether individual extreme weather events are evidence of long-term shifts in climate.
According to the Times, the answer is "probably."
In reality though, the answer to this question is much more subtle, as the Times article notes later. While a warming planet will likely feature more extreme weather, scientists say it’s nearly impossible to blame global warming for any one weather event.
"probably"? -- The Hudson river and valley were covered by glaciers just 24,000 years ago. The area was warmed by the sun before man started polluting the atmosphere.
July 30th, 2010 -- Roy Spencer, Ph.D.
Global Sea Surface Temperature Update: The Cooling Continues
Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) measured by the AMSR-E instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite continue the fall which began several months ago. The following plot, updated through yesterday (July 29, 2010) shows that the cooling in the Nino34 region in the tropical east Pacific continue to be well ahead of the cooling in the global average SST, something we did not see during the 2007-08 La Nina event (click on it for the large, undistorted version; note the global SST values have been multiplied by 10):
April 8, 2010 -- James Heiser -- thenewamerican.com
Arctic Ice Expanding, Not Retreating
At last December's UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, former Vice President Al Gore shrilly proclaimed that "The entire polar ice cap ... could be completely ice free within the next five to seven years." As implausible as Gore's claim already was at the time, recent developments in the arctic have only served to make the fear of an ice-free polar zone all the more absurd.
April 4, 2010 -- Jonathan Leake, The Times
Arctic ice recovers from the great melt>
IF you thought it was cold in Britain for the time of year, you should see what is happening around the North Pole. Scientists have discovered that the size of the Arctic ice cap has increased sharply to levels not seen since 2001.
A shift in the chilly winds across the Bering Sea over the past few months has caused thousands of square miles of ocean to freeze.
September 9, 2009 by Fred Pearce
World will 'cool for the next decade'
FORECASTS of climate change are about to go seriously out of kilter. We could be about to enter one or even two decades of cooler temperatures, according to one of the world's top climate modellers.
"People will say this is global warming disappearing," Mojib Latif told more than 1500 climate scientists gathered at the UN's World Climate Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, last week. "I am not one of the sceptics. However, we have to ask the nasty questions ourselves or other people will do it."
Few climate scientists go as far as Latif, an author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a climate physicist at the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Kiel, Germany. Yet many now agree that the short-term prognosis for climate change is less certain than once thought.
If global warming is coming is it safer to spend billions trying to stop it
(and probably fail)
or should we spend billions preparing for it?
Is a Richer-But-Warmer World Better
Than Poorer-but-Cooler Worlds?
Indur M. Goklany1
Assistant Director, Science & Technology Policy, Office of Policy Analysis, U.S. Department
of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Greater economic growth could lead to greater greenhouse gas emissions, while simultaneously enhancing various aspects of human well-being and the capacity to adapt to climate change.
This begs the question as to whether and, if so, for how long would a richer-but-warmer world be better for well-being than poorer-butcooler worlds.
Water Vapor Rules the Greenhouse System
Just how much of the "Greenhouse Effect" is caused by human activity?
It is about 0.28%, if water vapor is taken into account-- about 5.53%, if not.
Water vapor constitutes Earth's most significant greenhouse gas, accounting for about 95% of Earth's greenhouse effect (4). Interestingly, many "facts and figures' regarding global warming completely ignore the powerful effects of water vapor in the greenhouse system, carelessly (perhaps, deliberately) overstating human impacts as much as 20-fold.
From: Global Warming: A Chilling Perspective
The Dogma of Climate Change and the Prophets of Global Warming
The Pope condemns the climate change prophets of doom
December 13, 2007 -- Simon Caldwell
Pope Benedict XVI has launched a surprise attack on climate change prophets of doom, warning them that any solutions to global warming must be based on firm evidence and not on dubious ideology.
The leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics suggested that fears over man-made emissions melting the ice caps and causing a wave of unprecedented disasters were nothing more than scare-mongering.
The German-born Pontiff said that while some concerns may be valid it was vital that the international community based its policies on science rather than the dogma of the environmentalist movement.
His remarks will be made in his annual message for World Peace Day on January 1, but they were released as delegates from all over the world convened on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali for UN climate change talks.
The 80-year-old Pope said the world needed to care for the environment but not to the point where the welfare of animals and plants was given a greater priority than that of mankind.
"Humanity today is rightly concerned about the ecological balance of tomorrow," he said in the message entitled "The Human Family, A Community of Peace".
"It is important for assessments in this regard to be carried out prudently, in dialogue with experts and people of wisdom, uninhibited by ideological pressure to draw hasty conclusions, and above all with the aim of reaching agreement on a model of sustainable development capable of ensuring the well-being of all while respecting environmental balances.
"If the protection of the environment involves costs, they should be justly distributed, taking due account of the different levels of development of various countries and the need for solidarity with future generations.
"Prudence does not mean failing to accept responsibilities and postponing decisions; it means being committed to making joint decisions after pondering responsibly the road to be taken."
Efforts to protect the environment should seek "agreement on a model of sustainable development capable of ensuring the well-being of all while respecting environmental balances", the Pope said.
He added that to further the cause of world peace it was sensible for nations to "choose the path of dialogue rather than the path of unilateral decisions" in how to cooperate responsibly on conserving the planet.
The Pope's message is traditionally sent to heads of government and international organisations.
His remarks reveal that while the Pope acknowledges that problems may be associated with unbridled development and climate change, he believes the case against global warming to be over-hyped.
A broad consensus is developing among the world's scientific community over the evils of climate change.
But there is also an intransigent body of scientific opinion which continues to insist that industrial emissions are not to blame for the phenomenon.
Such scientists point out that fluctuations in the earth's temperature are normal and can often be caused by waves of heat generated by the sun. Other critics of environmentalism have compared the movement to a burgeoning industry in its own right.
In the spring, the Vatican hosted a conference on climate change that was welcomed by environmentalists.
But senior cardinals close to the Vatican have since expressed doubts about a movement which has been likened by critics to be just as dogmatic in its assumptions as any religion.
In October, the Australian Cardinal George Pell, the Archbishop of Sydney, caused an outcry when he noted that the atmospheric temperature of Mars had risen by 0.5 degrees celsius.
"The industrial-military complex up on Mars can't be blamed for that," he said in a criticism of Australian scientists who had claimed that carbon emissions would force temperatures on earth to rise by almost five degrees by 2070 unless drastic solutions were enforced.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-501316/The-Pope-condemns-climate-change-prophets-doom.html#ixzz0kQxHFSYW
Electric cars are coming!
Save the planet! Use clean electric energy!
The sad truth. US electricity comes from:
"Fossil" fuel: 71.2%
Natural Gas: 21.4%
"Green" fuel: 25.8%
AND, electricity is expensive!
The Great Global Warming Scam:
Aug. 2010 -- InterAcademy Council investigation
Aug. 2010 -- "nations could be wasting billions"
Feb. 2010 -- Jones: "no global warming since 1995"
Feb. 2010 -- China: problems with IPCC documents.
Jan. 2010 -- Himalayan glaciers are not melting.
Dec. 2009 -- Gore: (email) "was from 10 years ago"
2009 -- Carbon Markets are a Sham
2009 -- The Infamous HARRY_READ_ME file
March 2009 -- EPA supresses CEI critique
2009 -- East Anglia's Climatic Research fraud
2007 -- Holdren "Global warming is a misnomer,"
2007 -- NASA's Goddard calculation errors
2003 -- The Mann/NOA IPCC Hockey Stick Hoax