Wednesday, February 28, 2007

UpDate - Gore's Purchase of Indulgences

"Gore spokesperson Kalee Kreider said he buys enough "green power" – renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and methane gas – to balance 100 per cent of electricity costs."
Gore participates in a utility program that sells blocks of "green power" for an extra $4 a month. He buys 108 such blocks every month, covering 16,200 kilowatt-hours and helping subsidize renewable energy sources.
"Sometimes when people don't like the message, in this case that global warming is real, it's convenient to attack the messenger," she said. "
Gore has been buying the "green power" for $432 a month since November, and his home is also under renovation to add solar panels, Kreider said. (Ed. what about before Nov? obviously he and his followers are not stupid hypocrites))
"It is however, okay for people who fight against the global corporate over consumption to attack those who disagree", she added.
(Note - I made this last quote up to see if yu're paying attention)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Eco Movement Needs a Reformation

I really wish I had thought of this first.
I mean, I consider myself a bit of a religious scholar (if amateur and only focussed on Christianity).
And I have spent many hours with people (especially Roman Cathlolics in Quebec) discussing the Reformation and the protestant movement; the split and its reasons. And God knows how suspicious I am of the Green movement.
One of the most significant reasons for the Reformation by those such as Knox, Wycliff, Luther and Calvin was the selling of indulgences.
Sinners were allowed to pay cash (or precious jewels or land) to priests for sins; as slight as taking the Lord's name in vain to as serious as murder.
It got really bad about 450 years ago when nobles would actually pay for indulgences in advance. They would ask a priest, for example, "What would it cost, Father, for me to be absolved of my sins if I were to kill Lord Greystroke?"
The deal would be struck with the murderer knowing in advance of his sin what it would cost and that he would not be condemned to eternal damnation for his act.
Many commentators have drawn a comparison between Ecology Protection and a religion or a cult.
And this is an easy comparison to make: ecology types have their doctrines, their catechisms, their inquisitions.
Their high priests also sell indulgences.
Both Al Gore and Dave Suzuki make a point of explaining how they are contributing literally hundreds of dollars to get off the hook for the harm that their private jets and buses are doing to the environment.
Back then, a movement led to hundreds of millions of believers abandoning their fielty to the Roman Catholic Church. Will we see that happen now with the greeniacs?
I doubt it. They are too afraid of excommunication, which now translates into being banned from Hollywood A List parties.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Gore Family Owned by Armand Hammer

A few years ago a friend of mind advised of how she had travelled from London to Washington with Al Gore in a private jet in the 80's. As well as determining from experience that Al was a lech, she learned that she was flying in Armand Hammer's private plane.
In a recent post I noted (from a USA Today post of all places) that Al Gore was administering a family trust that included a considerable investment in Occidental Petroleum. Who owned Oxy Petro? Armand Hammer.
Who was among the most venial capitalists in the 20th century, walking over and poisoning all below? Armand Hammer.
Who did Armand Hammer claim to own? The Gore Family

Gore the Green - The Truth is Out There

USA T0day reports Here
HT to a random reader

For someone who says the sky is falling, he does very little. He says he recycles and drives a hybrid. And he claims he uses renewable energy credits to offset the pollution he produces when using a private jet to promote his film. (In reality, Paramount Classics, the film's distributor, pays this.)

Public records reveal that as Gore lectures Americans on excessive consumption, he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-sf home in Arlington, Va. (He also has a third home in Carthage, Tenn.) For someone rallying the planet to pursue a path of extreme personal sacrifice, Gore requires little from himself.

Then there is the troubling matter of his energy use. In the Washington, D.C., area, utility companies offer wind energy as an alternative to traditional energy. In Nashville, similar programs exist. Utility customers must simply pay a few extra pennies per kilowatt hour, and they can continue living their carbon-neutral lifestyles knowing that they are supporting wind energy. Plenty of businesses and institutions have signed up. Even the Bush administration is using green energy for some federal office buildings, as are thousands of area residents.

But according to public records, there is no evidence that Gore has signed up to use green energy in either of his large residences. When contacted Wednesday, Gore's office confirmed as much but said the Gores were looking into making the switch at both homes. Talk about inconvenient truths.

Gore has held these apocalyptic views about the environment for some time. So why, then, didn't Gore dump his family's large stock holdings in Occidental (Oxy) Petroleum? As executor of his family's trust, over the years Gore has controlled hundreds of thousands of dollars in Oxy stock. Oxy has been mired in controversy over oil drilling in ecologically sensitive areas.

Living carbon-neutral apparently doesn't mean living oil-stock free. Nor does it necessarily mean giving up a mining royalty either.

Humanity might be "sitting on a ticking time bomb," but Gore's home in Carthage is sitting on a zinc mine. Gore receives $20,000 a year in royalties from Pasminco Zinc, which operates a zinc concession on his property. Tennessee has cited the company for adding large quantities of barium, iron and zinc to the nearby Caney Fork River.

AGW - Anthropogenic Global Warming or . . .

Albert Gore Windbag !!!!

ht to KD

How Credible is Al Gore?

Open Thread - More Examples Encouraged...

Albert Gore is about to win an Academy Award for a film that might best qualify for Best Fictionalized Version of a Series of Unsubstantiated Events.
And with his ego, I suspect he will love his little statuette much more that he does his children or wife. It will surely be in a place of honour at his home, be in the background of every picture taken of him, and replace "used to be the next President of the United States" in his introductions. Okay, nor replace, but precede.

I remember a biography of Gore on PBS back when he was running for POTUS, and the story of him un-inviting his father from participating in his Senate campaign (because his Dad had lost the Senate seat in the previous election) and his ratting out football teammates at Yale for breaking curfew. So from that point on, although I had liked Bill Clinton, I could never support his backstabbing Veep.

Gore's film has been subjected to considerable professional criticism for its lack of accuracy. Most recently here (ht to Celestial Junk).

Given the fact that Al, may be slightly stretching the truth on Anthropogenic Global Warming, and taking into account his disputed claim to invention of the internet and his significant role in the Campaign Financing Scandal, ("I didn't do it and I promise never to do it again"), I wonder what else is out there about he who is determined to safe us from ourselves, whether we want him to or not?

Any more stuff we should know?

CBC Censorship Week - Again Proves Hypocrisy

I learned this morning that this is censorship week on the Ceeb. I think that they’re not in favour of it, although they didn’t mention the Egyptian blogger doing time nor the banning of Bibles in Saudi Arabia, nor the Falun Gong in China. I guess, really, it was "Censorship in Canada and the USA Week".

One show this morning focussed on an FDA director who resigned because her superiors refused to fast track approval of the day after pill. Fair enough, although I was not convinced it was a censorship issue.

Quirks and Quarks, of course, talked about science being affected by politics and by corporate sponsorship and mentioned global warming. To Bob Macdonald’s credit he did query his interview subject on conflicts of interest by proponents of AGW. And the response was fair in that the guest said that the way science works best is when other scientists critically review the conclusions of others. The circle wasn’t squared, though, because the ostracization of AGW “deniers” was not followed up on.

But, back to my main theme, the Ceeb criticizing censorship at all. Because perhaps the most egregious example of censorship in Canada in recent memory was by the CBC itself.
What About Michael Coren?

Read about it here, but basically, conservative commentator Michael Coren was initially booked to appear on CBC News Sunday with Evan Solomon and Carole MacNeil, but his appearance was cancelled fifteen hours before by CBC producer Ghazala Malik. Coren's closing comment in his report on this is particularly powerful given the CBC's self-righteous fight against censorship: "People used to run away to sea. Now they run away to the CBC. Well, at least the ones who don't like freedom of speech do so. "

I am a frequent critic of the CBC for its philosophical selectivity in its choice of guests and subject matter “experts”. So I won’t reiterate this. Nor will I even bother criticizing their not reporting on a non-North American world of people dying because of their state’s non allowance of free speech, or even how they managed to make a Stephen Harper joke while they were at it.

But CBC is again hypocritical for not looking within itself to be sure (or admit) that they are not without sin, and should not be busy casting stones..

Friday, February 23, 2007

"Rights" More Important Than Public Safety - Update

At the moment the victors (including these supporters and intervenors such as) of the Supreme Court decision relative to Security Certificates are hooting enthusiastically on Newsworld. Since they are victors, this presumes there are losers. And said losers are those of us who are concerned about those committed to the destruction of our society and are using OUR laws to do so. The winners include Amnesty International (who also believe that Abortion Laws are a violation of human rights), any number of UN agencies and terrorist groups with all forms of hatred of western secular society.
"Other totalitarian states such as Australia will be forced to change their laws", said Adil Charkaoui, who is suspected of being an Al Qaida supporter.
The announcement was politicized by the comment by the Civil Liberties spokesperson who explained to watchers that, "thankfully this decision cannot be challenged by the minority conservative government."
How will Canadians like Liberal appointed judges when the bomb goes off?

The Phantom Observer makes a good argument in favour of the SCOC decision.

This reporter has been a frequent critic of the Supreme Court.
Now, with their God Given Wisdom and from their annointed positions, they have unanimously struck down an act of legislation determined by the people's elected representatives to be necessary to protect us from events like 9/11 or 7/7. The Star
The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the security certificate system used by the federal government to detain and deport foreign-born terrorist suspects. In a 9-0 judgment, the court found that the system, described by government officials as a key tool for safeguarding national security, violates the Charter of Rights.
Who will rid us of these pestilent priests and protectors of the enemies of our society?

Thursday, February 22, 2007

CBC Bias Always Reflected in Their Choice of "Experts"

Tuesday we commented on the CBC's use of a spokesperson from the eco-lobbyist to speak on climate change (with a footnote on their use of the Polaris Institute to comment on military issues).
Today their report on the use of animals for training of military medics was reviewed. Of course there was a huge hew and cry about this from the chatterers - they were apoplectic that pigs were shot and medics then practiced by repairing the wounds. Can you imagine! Canadian animals are being used to save the lives of soldiers fighting an immoral war!
Notwithstanding the fact that we on a daily basis kill millions of animals and eat them.
Back to my point.
This morning the "expert" du jour was Dr. Kerry Bowman, who was introduced as a "Medical Ethicist".
Indeed he claims himself to be such. But, on the other side of the equation he is an animal rights activist and was a speaker at this conference of the University Coalition of Animal Rights and the Environment.
I will not lay blame on Dr. Bowman for appearing on the program, I will blame the CBC for continuing to use conflicted "experts" without either identifying possible conflicts of interest or inviting a counterpoint speaker.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Separated at Birth

After featuring Britney, had to give Paris equal time or face her wrath next time we hang out. Hat tip to KD

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Scary Greenpeace Eco-Terrorist Kid Possibly Identified!!!

Canadian Blue Lemons MAY HAVE IDENTIFIED the scary and angry little kid in THIS post from the other day.

Was it THIS KID:

Who would have ever thought that Britney would be THIS desperate for attention.

Tinkerbell and Captain Hook in Neverneverland

Looks like Elizabeth (Tinkerbell) May spent too much time in the Sierra Club cuddling baby seals. (Come to think about it, when Stephane gets that certain look in his eyes, you know that sad, bambi-ish, hurt expression when people are not fair. . .)
She flits around the Hill and believes in raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens and warm winter mittens.
Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny and that the Liberals will not run a real candidate against her to allow her to walk through the doors of the Peace Tower unopposed.
It is to laugh.
The Liberals are the most venial and nasty of all in Neverneverland. The Liberal Party is Captain Hook. And there ain't enough fairy dust to have one of their local loyalists, who has likely spent a decade or more passing out flyers and drinking bad coffee, stand down for her.
Actually, it is to dream. (But the greenies are good at that.)
ht to Splatto

Monday, February 19, 2007

Suzuki & AGW Lapdog Economist in Toronto - Update

No doubt warming up a frigid Toronto for Al Gore's visit in a couple of days (assuming an ice storm doesn't cause another cancelation), Kooky Suzuki and his high priest of global warming economics, Nicholas Stern, today honoured his supplicants with a visit to the cathedral of Canadian Capitalism, the Toronto Stock Exchange.
I caught a few moments of their media conference on CP24; Dr. Stern was introduced as former Chief Economist of the World Bank and "recognized by some as the leading expert on the economic effects of global warming".
Who are these some that recognize Stern as such? I cynically wonder.
I suppose Suzuki is in this group of some and Mo Strong, given Stern's leadership of a corrupt twin of the United Nations.
A strong criticism of Stern's, well, stern and pessimistic forecasts is here.
Update Note on Mo Strong (from link at sda) Not surprisingly Chairman Mo was also a special advisor to THE WORLD BANK. The circle is further squared. And to add an angle, the link is to a list of Board Members for a Uranium exploration company. So not only is Big Mo tring to destroy western economies with wealth transfer schemes, he's a key man with Total Petroleum, the nuke biz and Chinese automaking. Talk about vertical integration.

Baldwin Brothers Responsible for Climate Change

Even more nefarious than Maurice Strong's (Dr. Evil) pursuit of global domination, scarier than Islamists threatening to close down all the shwarma shops on Bank Street, and even more embarrassing to mankind than Cindy Sheehan doing whatever Cindy Sheehan is doing . . .
Those pudgy, boozing Baldwin brothers are responsible for Climate Change:
Stephen is the star of Dark Storm -- On a secret military base a group of scientists have made a discovery unequaled since the invention of the A-bomb; a leading scientist on the project is blasted with Dark Matter, he receives incredible abilities that allow him to control the weather.
There are reports that he is supported in his global exercise to destroy the world by his more handsome (but no less pudgy) brother, Alec, in the role of soon to be President of the United States, Jack Ryan.
Climate Change truly now deserves all our attention.
I was not in the least concerned when it was only Gore and Suzuki I had to worry about as far as the end of the world. But when these Baldwins, two nondescripts who have made multi-millions of dollars while being horrendous actors, are in a position to change the climate as we know it, I will simply be unable to sleep at night with my worry.
We must act now!!!

Suzuki Fans LOVE Lemon and SDA's Macmillan

Hey Kate - we're getting under their skin!
Though really, I think they're sensing the beginning of the end of their nutty eco-puritan inquisition against western economies.
This eco-fascist's bonding us together as being pathetic is the greatest possible compliment I could receive. I hope you won't mind my figuratively sharing his (or her) "C" word appellation for you.
I've got my neighbour's keeping their eyes open for any green helicopters hovering over the house.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

US Senate Committee Bashes Climate Alarmists

Get a Load of This from US Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works.
You know, THAT US Senate that is controlled by Al Gore's Democratic Party. Of course, the Suzuki Kookies and Gore Core will spend weeks trying to discredit the speaker. Even though he is accountable and they are not.
"President Klaus is to be commended for his courage in speaking not only the truth about the science behind global warming fears, but the reality of the politicization of the UN."

Did Mo Strong Reward Suzuki Daughter with UN Post?

This is an old story, but worth bringing public again (thanks to CBL reader Cascadian)
Mo Strong uses institutions to reward friends and manipulate people.
He did this for Paul Martin with Canada Steamship. There have been rumors that he was responsible for JJ Chretien getting a seven figure contract with the Iranian Oil Ministry after leaving the PMs job.
He did this for David Suzuki's daughter - getting her a special advisory position for the UN Secretary General.
I'm not going to speculate of all the implications of this. The BT audience has far greater imagination (and research capability) than does this simple blue lemon.

Chairman Mo Strong on Suzuki Board

Geneticist Kooky Suzuki makes a point of trying to suggest that his Foundation is a servant of the people.
But even a cursory glance at his Board reveals the leadership of most conflicted "peep" possible relative to the entire, stinky anthropogenic global warming mosh pit, Maurice Strong. (Note - Updated Link from CFP)
CBL has been a frequent observer of the questionable connections of Mr. Strong. How he has close ties to businesses with major interests in France that are reliant on Irani oil interests, how he is closely aligned with these same interests in China, how he was influential as a leader within the United Nations that resulted in corrupt programs such as Oil for Food in Iraq and Food Money for Nukes in North Korea. How he organized for Paul Martin to take over Canada Steamship Lines for a pitance, and then to become PM. How he was Godfather for almost forty years of Prime Ministers (prior to PMSH). And how he is the Father of Kyoto.
People are known by the company they keep. And if Kooky-man is in bed with Mo, than we can be assured that every single act of Suzuki and his Foundation should be given very in-depth scrutiny.

Personality Disorder Resulting in Policy on the Fly?

I got a suspicion that what is seen of Stephane Dion on TV reveals what could be seen if there was a way of looking inside his head.
I think he's enormously insecure and suspicious of others if not a little paranoid. This is reflected in his tendency to fly off the handle when he's challenged.
His imaginery environmental mentorship with a neighbour who supposedly invited young Stef to accompany him on his walks in the woods (the guy denies this ever happened) is a sign of delusionalism.
His early affection for separatism followed by the acquisition of a French citizenship suggests that he's always been in search of an identity.
The end result is the complete and utter chaos that is the Liberal caucus and the complete disarray in their policy statements. It looks to me like he is desperately trying to always prove himself right, and everyone else always wrong.

He may think that he's wedging himself against his adversary, but by always arguing against everything that the PM does he's just cornering himself into unsupportable positions.

I think he's running his own strategy and policy activities and ignoring any input from anyone else.
This would be consistent with the personality deficiencies noted above.
There is not an experienced advisor out there that would give Dion advice that would result in his doing the things he is doing. And the Libs have a whole army of really experienced and clever people.

Kooky Suzuki's PR Firm (Desmog Blog) Blog Financier Arrested

Geneticist Kooky Suzuki's PR Firm has a blog that is aggressively attempting to ruin the reputations and lives of people who disagree with Kooky's Human-Caused Global Warming Theory. This week (ht a CLB reader) their main financial supporter (who is a billionaire beneficiary of the millions of lives ruined by on-line gambling) was arrested.
Desmog Blog continues their propaganda exercise by being as aggressive in defending their friends as they are in destroying the lives of debunkers of their misbegotten theories.
From Desmogblog:
The DeSmogBlog team is especially grateful to our benefactor John Lefebvre, a lawyer, internet entrepreneur and past-president of NETeller, a firm that has been providing secure online transactions since 1999. John has been outspoken, uncompromising and courageous in challenging those who would muddy the climate change debate, and he has enabled and inspired the same standard on the blog.
Complete Story of Arrest
Sweeney needs to select a new transfer service because Neteller, the company he previously used, recently stopped processing financial transfers between U.S. residents and online gambling sites. That announcement came only three days after the FBI arrested Stephen Lawrence and John Lefebvre, Neteller's two founders and former directors, who were charged with transferring illegal gambling proceeds.
Desmog Blog Quotes Globe in Defence of Financier

Friday, February 16, 2007

Comment Moderation Enabled Due to AGW Response

I've been assailed today with comments from anthropogenic global warming activists and have turned on comment moderation to limit the amount of grief I have to deal with and limit the use of my blog for others' PR purposes.
I will approve any reasonable posts.
I'm waiting for a camo-clad Greenpeace SWAT team to zip down from a silent green chopper to shut me up.
Maybe twelve year old Greenpeace boys who are going to kill some, but not all adults, for destroying the planet. (Although surely even Al Gore has at some time released some noxious emissions.)
As contained in some other posts, the greens are pros at PR and manipulating public opinion. They are aggressively and abusively discrediting anyone who publicizes ideas or observations that disagree with theirs.
One approach being used is for them to speciously discredit opponents, and then refer to these specious discreditations at a later point to evidence the lack of credibility of the opponent.
The amount of energy that they are putting into closing down debate is likely evidence enough of the weakness of their own position.

Who Finances David Suzuki?

The Suzuki Foundation's PR Firm runs a blog
The blog's latest mission is to discredit Canadian scientists who oppose the drastic measures demanded by Suzuki, Gore and the rest of the wild-eyed Gaia preferrers and reality-deniers.
Here's a link to their strategy
This is left wing McCarthyism at best and Salem Witch Trials at worst.
These Enviro-terrorists have set out to destroy careers of high calibre professionals for no more reason than that these scientists don't agree with the Suzuki cult's eco-catechism.
One area they are researching is to try and determine conflicts of interests that might be held by these scientists by way of sources of income.
Seems to me that if Suzuki and his eco-minions are so holy, that they might reveal publicly their sources of financial support. Are there marxist organizations or even marxist governments financing their activities? (I wouldn't be surprised because these commies fund the G8 and WTO protests.) Are they in reality an arm of Greenpeace?
Come on,
Desmog and David - tell us. Who pays for YOUR communications activities and travel?
You are a powerful lobby group - who do YOU work for?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Greenpeace Kid Promises to Terrorize Adults.

I think her parents should blow her college fund on booze, cause they've got a life of hell ahead of them. This is funny. Self-important little twig. Way too much Matrix. But that's kinda the whole green movement. Thanks to Kate for revealing this.

Global Warming Conference Cancelled by Ice Storm

WASHINGTON: As ironies go, it can't get starker. The US Congress has had to postpone a hearing on global warming on Wednesday because of — bad weather.
Meanwhile, Al Gore had to skate around his St. Louis lecture
In my long life, I can only remember one thing as funny.
In Halifax, in the paper's classified ads one morning I came across this "The monthly meeting of Halifax Region Psychics is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances."

Leftist Communications Strategy for Climate Change

I'll let you read Ranting Stan's review of this (he found it here).
But the IPCC conspiracy theorists hired a communications company to provide a manual to deal with opposition. Strategies include:
  • Treating climate change as beyond argument
  • Interested agencies now need to treat the argument as having been won. This means simply behaving as if climate change exists and is real, and that individual actions are effective.
  • The ‘facts’ need to be treated as being so taken-for-granted that they need not be spoken.
  • We also live in a culture in which celebrity rules supreme . . .
  • The challenge is to make climate-friendly behaviours feel normal, natural, right and ‘ours’

Golden Lemon Award - February 2007

Ranting Stan from Slough, UK has a great perspective on all things stupid and sycophantic from the left. And ya gotta love his review of Climate Change Attack Dogs
In particular he identifies one "Angela, from desmogblog" and goes on to reveal this particular troll as being associated with James Hoggan & Associates Inc.
What he fails to notice is that James Hoggan et al is DAVID SUZUKI's PR firm, who Dr. Dave identified as one of Western Canada's leading such outfits (click here). Good to see that Davie is resorting to having his minions troll websites that point out flaws in his theory.
February's covetted Golden Lemon to Ranting Stan for doing an outstanding job of revealing leftist audaciousness as it relates to Climate Change theories.

19000+ Scientists Sign Petition that Denies Global Warming Risk

So much for the other Global Warming Theory that states that the science is in and that there is no credible opposition and that the "deniers" are all paid for my big oil.

This Global Warming Petition reads as follows:
We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.
There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.
The List of Scientists is Here
HT to Dust My Broom

Monday, February 12, 2007

Protest Al Gore in Toronto on February 21

Anyone wanna help organize an Anti Inconvenient Truth protest in Toronto when Albert Gore speaks at the UofT?
I would anticipate trying to get a few dozen shrill placard carriers out and hopefully, a name brand climatology expert to speak at a news conference.
I'm not gonna do a Quixote on this - if there's enough support, I'll work on coordinating this, if not I won't. I'm a busy dude, but I think this is a good chance to get some media to pay attention to the other side of the tale.
Reply if so interested.
Proud to be a Gore Denying Lemon

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Summary: The Lies of "An Inconvenient Truth"

HT to Clear Conservative Thought
Original Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute

"An Inconvenient Truth" has become the bible for those who are ardently committed to taking the civilized world back to the days of pre-industrialism. At the same time they wish to transfer the wealth of those developed countries to those parts of the globe that for whatever reason live in a time closer to Western Europe in the Stone Age, than Fifth Avernue now. Where I come from, this makes the entire exercise Marxist and not scientific.
I have translated the above referenced links into point form below.

  • The "used to be next President" Albert Gore claims to be non-partisan in his work. This is untrue - he is a fierce opponent of the current executive branch of the USA and still has plans to run as President of the United States. This film and book is a political exercise for him to gain develop support for his personal interests.
  • The film never compares the benefits of our lifestyle to alternatives: as it is, it alleviates hunger and poverty, extends life spans and makes life enabling medicines, food and other resources to all parts of the world. A cost benefit analysis is not represented.
  • It does not consider the possible positive effects of a warmer planet and its effect upon the reduced demand for fossil fuels for heating and the huge increase in food production and resulting possible reduction in global hunger.
  • It neglects to report that deaths due to extreme weather events have declined dramatically overall in the last hundred years.
  • It apportions considerable blame to western countries on a relative basis, comparing the most modern and advanced society (at least two of which cover huge geographies) to the most agrarian and backward and often tiny nations.
  • It impugns the so-called vested interests of global warming deniers, but never deniers the special benefits of those who promote the theory - including those who seek political office.
  • It does not address the cost of implementing severe reductions in implementing a prospective emission plan such as the Kyoto Prototcol.
  • The film implied that changes in CO2 levels preceed global warming when, if anything, the opposite is true.
  • There was a bias in the scientists used to develop their consensus - sociologists were attributed equal credibility as climatologists and implied that a study that since 928 selected scientific abstracts did not deny Gore's postulation that this was evidence of the consensus.
  • It reports that 48 Nobel Prize-winning scientists accused President Bush of distorting science, without informing that the scientists were members of a political group supporting John Kerry.

  • The film attributes the severity of tropical storms to global warming. There is absolutely no evidence of this.
  • They blamed devastation of the polar bear population global warming based upon the drowning of four animals. The Polar Bear population in northern Canada is increasing overall.
  • The collapse of the Larson_B Ice shelf in Antarctica is not a harbinger of doom. It was an irrelevant event considering the size of that continent.
  • The film lies about more stringent fuel economy standards in China compared to the USA (they are 5% more stringent not 30%). They do not comment on whether these standards in China will be enforced.
  • The film attributes the 37 inch downpour of July 2005 in Mumbai to global warming even though there is no trend of such events in the area for almost fifty years.
  • It blames global warming for floods in China not advising that far more serious floods were evident over 100 years ago.
  • Global warming is blamed for the disappearance of Lake Chad which is more likely a result of increased population and consumption by humans and animals.
  • The film warns of how increase in CO2 levels will acidify and warm seawater resulting in elimination of coral reef construction. In fact these events would result in an increase in coral reef construction.
It short, AIT is no more than part of Albert Gore's presidential election campaign.

Friday, February 09, 2007

I Got the CBC Curse

How do I explain the following Word Verification I got this morning?

CBC Dull? CBC Dumb Liberals? CBC Da Libranos?
(CBC Doh would be better)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Horror! The Hypocrisy! The Stupidity!

Little Stevie (Petit Etienne) announced today that he would mandate that 1/3 of his candidates are women.
He is supported in this initiative by his special advisor of Election Readiness (who has never run or worked on a Federal Campaign), Gerard Kennedy who reported to the Star:
"We're trying to find the techniques that are consistent with our democratic processes to the greatest extent possible."
Now. Deep Breath.
Gerard Kennedy is running in Parkdale High Park (I get to vote against him); the seat that prior to his announcement esteemed former Cabinet Minister and thirteen year MP, Sam Bulte was gonna run in.
But she dropped out when the handsome, smart, western, bilingual, hockey whiz, heir apparent little Gerry decided he wanted it.
Tell me People. Tell Me. Do you honestly believe, even the Cerniaks among you (fyi Cherniak: (n) a stupified self important partisan Liberal who got the boot from the law firm he was articling for) that Stephane will guarantee these women nominations in ridings they have a hooters chance of winning? (assuming they have good hooters).
It is hard to write when you're laughing as hard as I am.

Solution to Reducing Emissions by 20% in Canada

HT to Political Staples
"He acknowledged that a Liberal government would be "behind the eight ball" in meeting those commitments, which one expert estimated would mean a 20% cut in emissions by every individual Canadian, every building and every enterprise. "
Here's a simple solution:
Pay for each Canadian to spend 1.4 days per week in Mexico!!!
Think about it - we will be transferring OUR emissions to a place that is not on the IPCC hit list (ie Canada and USA) AND think of the additional benefits - thousands upon thousands of us will be murdered, and never again emit a single iota of any kind of emissions.
Crazy thing is, it will probably be way cheaper than implementing Kyoto.

The Report You Are Not Allowed to See on Global Warming is Online

The completed draft of the IPCC report on Climate Change is posted at
The release of the report (which was drafted by scientists) was delayed for several months so that the actual findings would agree with the draft policy recommendations (which was drafted by non-scientific political appointees).

Yea for Junk Science
Not that I have the faintest idea, nor the patience, to go through the graphs and tables and figger out wtf they mean.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

New York Times Admits - The End of Paper is Nigh

Big Hat Tip to Strong Conservative
The New York Times owner has said that in five years they likely won't publish a printed paper.

The medium is the message - societies are defined by their means of communication - not its content. The key will be newsgathering - it is immensely expensive to maintain an organization to provide news. Thats why there's an AP or Reuters.
The edge for blogs will come from people on the scene - any scene. News happens everywhere all at once. Local bureaus, news services can't do it. They're not in a war zone when something happens, nor in Easton, PA when a child falls down a well. Bloggers are. This medium (a personal and published news gathering and distribution system) will end up being the source of all knowledge in real time. Big Media will even rely on bloggers. Will there be bias? Yes. But bloggers are far better at identifying their specific biases than big media.

Clean Air Act - Were Tories Right the First Time?

Recent revelations regarding the IPCC Report (here) suggest the Tories might have been right by at first proposing a bill that would not restrict greenhouse gas emissions until 2020/2025. The CPC might just want to hold off on saying anything now, that might be proven wrong in the future, when they were right initially.
On the other hand, maybe the first version of the Clean Air Act was based on facts, instead of the lack of wisdom of the United Nations supporting masses which the media and politics are making them develop compliant policy on.
Because you see, scientists (not the political authors of the IPCC draft) are suggesting that by 2025, we will be entering a cooling period. (Here's a link from the Ruskies who know a thing or two about the cold.)
PEOPLE, we might need that extra CO2 to keep from freezing our asses off (not that CO2 has anything to do with global warming).
And I for one (among I suspect billions of others) would much prefer windsurfing in Hudson Bay to skating on Lake Okeebeechee.

Monday, February 05, 2007

We Are Being Lied to by the IPCC

Thanks to CBL visitor Fred.
A report released under the auspices of the Center for Science and Public Policy reveals facts that even more fully debunk the entire IPCC study than does the Fraser Institute.
The first dramatic revelation in this study is that the data in the 2006 IPCC study in fact shows that the global environment has in fact stabilized or improved!!
Yet the IPCC's Executive Summary clearly concludes that the situation is much worse.
This is at best a misrepresentation, if not an outright lie by this United Nations body (not that the UN has not been most distinguished by its lack of integrity).
Here are a few key points in he CSPP Report (download here).
  • Previous reports in 1990, 1995 and 2001 had been progressively more alarmist. In the final draft of the new report there is a change in tone. Though carbon dioxide in the air is increasing, global temperature is not.
  • Figures from the US National Climate Data Center show 2006 as about 0.03 degrees Celsius warmer worldwide than 2001. Since that is within the range of measurement error, global temperature has not risen in a statistically significant sense since the UN’s last report in 2001.
  • In the current draft, the UN has cut its estimate of our net effect on climate by more than a third, to 1.6 watts per square metre.
  • The UN’s best estimate of projected temperature increase in response to CO2 reaching 560 parts per million, twice the level in 1750, was 3.5C in the 2001 report. Now it is down to 3C.
  • The 2007 draft concludes that it is very likely that we caused most of the rise in temperatures since 1940. It does not point out that for half that period, from 1940 to 1975, temperature actually fell even though carbon dioxide rose monotonically – higher every year than the previous year.
I'll let you read the rest of the reporton your own, but it seems that the entire world is being zoomed by the Friends of Maurice Strong.

This Fraser Institute Report Must Be Read and Widely Distributed.

Link to Entire Report Here
It debunks any value of the IPCC Executive Summary (which was released several months in advance of the actual report preventing external review and criticism).

Independent Summary for Policymakers:
IPCC Fourth Assessment Report
Publication Date: February 2007

The Independent Summary for Policymakers is a detailed and thorough overview of the state of climate change science as laid out in the UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) draft report. This independent summary has been reviewed by more than 50 scientists around the world and their views on its balance and reliability are tabulated for readers. It carefully connects summary paragraphs to the chapters and sections of the IPCC report from which they are drawn, allowing readers to refer directly to what is in the IPCC Report, including:
• Data collected by weather satellites since 1979 continue to exhibit little evidence of atmospheric warming, with estimated trends ranging from nearly zero to the low end of past IPCC forecasts. There is no significant warming in the tropical troposphere (the lowest portion of the Earth’s atmosphere), which accounts for half the world’s atmosphere, despite model predictions that warming should be amplified there.
• Temperature data collected at the surface exhibits an upward trend from 1900 to 1940, and again from 1979 to the present. Trends in the Southern Hemisphere are small compared to those in the Northern Hemisphere.
• There is no compelling evidence that dangerous or unprecedented changes are underway. Perceptions of increased extreme weather events are potentially due to increased reporting. There is too little data to reliably confirm these perceptions.
• There is no globally-consistent pattern in long-term precipitation trends, snow-covered area, or snow depth. Arctic sea ice thickness showed an abrupt loss prior to the 1990s, and the loss stopped shortly thereafter. There is insufficient data to conclude that there are any trends in Antarctic sea ice thickness.
• Current data suggest a global mean sea level rise of between two and three millimeters per year. Models project an increase of roughly 20 centimeters over the next 100 years, if accompanied by a warming of 2.0 to 4.5 degrees Celsius.
• Natural climatic variability is now believed to be substantially larger than previously estimated, as is the uncertainty associated with historical temperature reconstructions.
• Attributing an observed climate change to a specific cause like greenhouse gas emissions is not formally possible, and therefore relies on computer model simulations. These attribution studies do not take into account the basic uncertainty about climate models, or all potentially important influences like aerosols, solar activity, and land use changes.
• Computer models project a range of future forecasts, which are inherently uncertain for the coming century, especially at the regional level. It is not possible to say which, if any, of today’s climate models are reliable for climate prediction and forecasting.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Goldstein on Global Warming

Lorrie's so bang on it's silly.
"Finally, responsible scientists are not the people screaming in our ears that we're all going to die from the weather in a few years, that the evil western nations and all of us living in them who caused this must be punished, and that anyone who disagrees with them is a climate change 'denier,' the implication being that they are little better than someone who denies the Holocaust -- an absurd, unjust and morally revolting comparison.
The only thing I could add to this is that these laypeople who have absolutely no scientific credentials whatsoever demand that the general public accept their totally uninformed and misinformed theories, while they demand that the theories of laypeople who deny Climate Change theory not ever be heard or considered.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Climate Geeks Jump The Shark

What next? Add Chachi and Susie Quattro to the cast?
The IPCC's latest conclusion is that global warming is "very likely" to be anthropogenic, based upon the exact data they had in 2001 when they declared that global warming was "likely" caused by mankind.
Have somehow the temperature data over the last million years changed?
And despite the fact that they have declared that this climate change is irreversible they still want humans to revert to lifestyles akin to the Amish.
I sense fear (that they have realized that no more can be said and no more climate conferences need be held and no more media attention received) and I think the media sense blood.
This story is over - now that the world is definitely dying, and now that it's sure that we killed it, and now that there's nothing that can be done, this dog don't hunt no more.
The media will need to move on to other baubles and trinkets to fascinate the herd of cats that is western humanity. And as likely or not, they'll point their pens at these scientists and start looking at reporting the other side of the story.
There's already signs with the recent stories at the National Post and I've heard and read some other similar chatter in the last few days from the MSM.
I think that the IPCC sowed wind and will be reaping whirlwind before they know it.

Friday, February 02, 2007

The Horoscope for the Planet - Hat Tip to IPCC

As an earth sign, you are well balanced and have great depth. Many people speak badly of you, but your resilience never fails to surprise them, or yourself. Sometimes you feel like you are a mother to everyone, but there are limits to your patience and sometimes you get feel frustrated but you always manage to work through it.
Your 2050's will be dry, perhaps very dry, perhaps not. You will have periods of wetness, but overall your sunny disposition will allow you to deal with anything. By 2100, you will have rid yourself of all the flealike humans that populate your surface, but even if they don't survive, you will.
More than anything else, beware of false prophets - trust your instinct.
As you approach your third billionth year, be conservative and avoid any bangs of any kind, big or not.

I am a CO2 Generator!!

I can't help myself...
I scan a IPCC study on Climate Change, and I sigh (CO2 emission).
Then I see Harry Forestall explain that the end is nigh because of our selfish use of natural resources , and I groan (CO2 emission).
I see a bunch of hippies and do-gooder, media hungry scientists expressing their hatred of the human species and I can't help it. I yawn (CO2 emission).
Stop me before I breathe again.

Save the planet from me while you still can!!!

Global Warming - Revenge of the Nerds

The latest word from "experts" provided their credibility by the most incompetent, most corrupt and most discredited organization in the world (the United Nations) is:
no matter how much civilization slows or reduces its greenhouse gas emissions, global warming and sea level rise will continue on for centuries
This conclusion after noodling for hours over whether to tell the world that this was a 90% or 97% certainty.
This from introverted, overeducated little pissants whom, if you invited to a BBQ, would stand in the corner feeding squirrels or staring at their shoes. The global warming theory gives them (a) a feeling of power, (b) chances to attend conferences, (c) chances to get honoraria and publish articles and (d) make whoopy with hippy chicks.
I, for one would LOVE to fry under the sun. And so would millions of other Canadians who prove this by travelling close to the equator every chance they get.
I won't go into the argument that no one on the "the end is near" side of the theory offers any data on the possible positive prospects of global warming (increased food production and alleviation of world hunger).
But I will postulate something else.
If we and our "planet" are doomed, if the end is truly near, than let's live it up.
When the Roman Empire was about to fall, did Caligula start obsessing with cleaning up his act, refusing to indulge in bacchinalia or the pursuit of young flesh? Hell no! He went out with a bang (so to speak).
So should we.
Fellow Humans...
Given our unhappy future, I call for all of us is to pursue with all the passion and with all the energy we can muster (and with steadily improving tans) a massive and long term commitment to absolute debauchery.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Suzuki on our Prime Minister

Thanks to George Strombo, the CBC, and the "Hour"
"He is so far up Mr. Bush's Backside."
What next? Accuse our Elected Prime Minister of receiving a golden shower from GWB or frolicking in a hot tub with him?
Suzuki lacks credibility by such comments. He should be appreciated as irrational and irrelevant; as fanatical and Quixotic as Bin Laden or Chavez.

Meanwhile, Stephane calls Stephen "Fat", with no editorial comment by any MSM.
Imagine, for a moment, Harper referring to Dion as ugly...
Would the silence from the media be as deafening?

Then again, it is traditional political messaging strategy as taught to me by a Liberal spin maestro: "He says you're fat, you say he's bald."