Monday, June 30, 2008

Latest AGW Hypocrite: Mark C. Serreze

Author of "The Arctic is Screaming"
Winner of July 2008 Gore Award for Obvious Pandering Hypocrisy

What he said in 1993:
In particular, we do not observe the large surface warming trends predicted by models; indeed, we detect significant surface cooling trends over the western Arctic Ocean during winter and autumn. This discrepancy suggests that present climate models do not adequately incorporate the physical processes that affect the polar regions.
What he says now:
Some skeptics of global warming have also suggested that the melt is part of a cyclical process. Flat out wrong, says Serreze. He explains, "It's not cyclical at this point. I think we understand the physics behind this pretty well. We've known for at least 30 years, from our earliest climate models, that it's the Arctic where we'd see the first signs of global warming."
Serreze says, "It's a situation where we hate to say we told you so, but we told you so.

Actually, Mark - it's not. You actually told us the exact opposite.

(From Tom Nelson, of course)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Celebrating Canada and Mandella Days

Ahhh, how wonderful.
The sun is hot, the wheat has rizz, does anyone know where Amy Winehouse is?
She's in a concert at Hyde Park.
I have written before how Nelson Mandela is one of my three life heroes (along with Ali and MLK) but I doubt very much that if he had a say in it this, he would have chosen a heroin addicted anorexic to be a star on a tribute to his 9oth birthday and a foundation to reduce AIDS in Africa.
But it's not about Nelson and it's not about alleviating AIDs (I thought Bill Clinton had cured this while his Veep was saving the world from a fever blister).
It's about sad imitations of talent getting one last chance to imitate their previous lives as rock stars - in one case such a pale imitation of Freddy Mercury that I thought I was watching a new "Rock Star - Queen" Reality Show.

Meanwhile we prepare to celebrate Canada Day - when we all get together to celebrate our independence from the USA; burn USA flags or hang them upside down. Sing America the beautiful backward. At our place we're having a neighborhood BBQ and burning a Bush effigy. You're all welcome.


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Shooting Messengers is On Gore Target

Whole Piece Here
Now anyone who knows me is aware that I do not favor personal attacks on people, so it is with some difficulty that I offer that once and for all this incredibly stupid scam artist should take his fat ass out of our face. He isn't just an embarrassment like that other democrat simpleton Carter, or the man who had sex in the Oval Office while his wife was in the same building. Heavens no, Gore is something quite unique. Like the sleazy ambulance chaser he is, the man lives a life of luxury while telling the "little people" to sacrifice on the altar of global warming. He apparently is unaware of the irony, you see. That an obese humanoid such as he should travel the four corners of the world preaching abstinence would be nothing other than laughable, but this cretin is dead serious about wanting all of us barefoot and pregnant and loving it while he chortles a fat mans chuckle all the way to the bank.

Al Gore Confuses Senior Citizen Contributor to Grassfire

I'm on a Roll . . .
ROSEHILL: We all know, don't we, that global cooling and imminent ice ages are caused by global warming? We all do know that, right? And we surely all know that global warming is caused by global cooling. Right? And global cooling is caused by a buildup of CO2 in the atmosphere, caused by man made pollutants, such as happened 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, and.... Wait, I'm getting confused. Global warming is caused by pollutants caused by wooly mammoths, which caused the ice ages that killed them off, because they ate too much and produced too much flatulence. Wait, which came first, the global warming which caused the ice ages, or the mammoths which farted too much??? And what were people doing back 10 to 12,000 years ago to cause so much CO2, anyway? Probably driving too many chariots pulled by those mammoths. Wait, the wheel wasn't invented yet. So, did the invention of the wheel cause global warming, or global cooling??? Now I'm really confused. What's Gore's number? I need to call him to get the truth, don't I?? Al, help me, please!
I feel like I got a new toy...

The Facts, Ma'am. Just the Facts. Climate Alarmism Backgrounder Updated 6/11/08

Thanks to the efforts and commitment of this planet-saving organization, 112,000,000 lbs. of CO2 was added to the earth's atmosphere on June 12 as a result of human belching.

Basic Tenets of Climate Alarmism
#1--The earth is warming at an abnormal pace
#2--Man is the primary cause of this warming (anthropogenic global warming, AGW)
#3--The warming trend is dangerous/catastrophic
#4 --Man can do something to save the planet from the man-made warming

Tenet #1-- Is The earth warming abnormally?
Al Gore: “We are now in a planetary emergency, and we cannot afford the luxury of allowing the oil and coal industry to prop up their surrogates in the lying right-wing media." (NBC Today 4/1/07)

A. Current Warming Consistent With History
*Fact--Earth emerged from “Little Ice Age” about 150 years ago (extremely low sunspot activity); steadily (and naturally) warming.
*Fact--Earth has experienced much warmer periods than today: Medieval Warming Period (Medieval Climate Optimum, 1100AD)
*Current warming since 1900: .74 degrees Celcius
*”Icecore data from the ACIA (Arctic Climate Impact Assessment) shows that temperatures have fallen since around 4,000 years ago (the Bronze Age Climate Optimum) while CO2 levels have risen.”

B. Recent Warming not alarming
*Pre 1940 warming not attributable to AGW
*Climate cooled from 1940-1975 during rising GHG. TIME 6/24/74: “Another Ice Age?”
*Questionable whether any warming from 75-96
*No warming trend since 1998; new studies show global cooling thru 2015
*In Solar Cycle 24, very low sunspot activity--may lead to global cooling.

C. Weather stations not in compliance
* Meteorologist Anthony Watts has monitored nearly half of US monitoring stations: “the vast majority of them are out of compliance of NOAA's own published specifications for station sighting.”
*100 foot rule -- 87% break this rule
*56% have artificial heating source within 10 meters; 13% sit next to/above heating source; thus, 69% within 10 meters.

Tenet #2 -- Man is the primary cause of GW
IPCC: “…[W]e are now at least 90% certain that this is mostly due to human activities.”

A. Is There Really Scientific Consensus?
*Manhattan Declaration: “That there is no convincing evidence that CO2 emissions from modern industrial activity has in the past, is now, or will in the future cause catastrophic climate change.”
*31,000 scientists have signed a statement contesting the conclusion of AGW; called the Oregon Petition.
*Bill Gray, nation’s preeminent hurricane forecaster; MIT's Richard Lindzen, Neil Frank (former director Ntl Hurricance Ctr) all reject AGWarming

B. CO2 and man-made CO2 represents a fraction of the total greenhouse gases
*CO2 has risen from 280ppm to 360ppm; doubling of CO2 at most is 2 degree temp increase
*Water vapor is the “most important atmospheric greenhouse gas”
*water vapor accounts for 95% of the greenhouse effect. (govt figures discount)

C. Rising CO2 follows warming!
*The ice core data reveals that CO2 changes FOLLOW climate warming, so the long lens of history does not show that CO2 is even a good predictor (never mind cause) of global warming.

D. Sun causes global warming? What a concept!
*”There now is little doubt that solar-wind variability is a primary cause of climate change on a decadal time scale.”
*It is reasonable to theorize that the sun (not man) is the prime-mover of fluctuations in the earth's temp
*could be sun spots, level of cloud cover.

Tenet #3--Is warming dangerous/catastrophic?

A. Al Gore’s Dire Predictions…And Reality
*Al Gore: GW causes disastrous weather events (see his movie promo image).
*Gore’s movie full of inaccuracies according to British judge; requires disclaimers when used in school.
*20 foot sea level rise; snows of Kilimanjaro, drowning polar bears, Hurricane Katrina--all rebuffed
*MIT Professor Kerry Emanuel-- the key scientist for Al Gore’s theory-- has recanted and now says GW and severe hurricanes not connected; may drop over next 100 years.
*IF true, GW would cause less temp diff between poles and equator and thus less tropical storms

B. Rise in CO2 might actually be GOOD!
*CO2 not a pollutant! Necessary for life (FYI catalydic converters convert CO into CO2!)
*Rising CO2 good for plants and animals and good for the economy (+$37billion by 2050 if CO2 doubles)
*Gross Primary Production (GPP) of plant life up 6.2% in past two decades

Tenet #4--Can man solve problem anyways?
Time Mag: “Everyone agrees that it's necessary to reduce carbon emissions around the world.”

Man’s Efforts Won’t Work Anyways
*”The Kyoto Protocol– even if punctiliously observed by all participating nations – would decrease calculated future temperatures by only 0.02 degrees C by 2050, an undetectable amount.

Al Gore Continues and Expands His Hypocrisy

In the year since Al Gore took steps to make his home more energy-efficient, the former Vice President’s home energy use surged more than 10%, according to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. [...]
After the Tennessee Center for Policy Research exposed Gore’s massive home energy use, the former Vice President scurried to make his home more energy-efficient. Despite adding solar panels, installing a geothermal system, replacing existing light bulbs with more efficient models, and overhauling the home’s windows and ductwork, Gore now consumes more electricity than before the “green” overhaul.
Since taking steps to make his home more environmentally-friendly last June, Gore devours an average of 17,768 kWh per month –1,638 kWh more energy per month than before the renovations – at a cost of $16,533. By comparison, the average American household consumes 11,040 kWh in an entire year, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Monday, June 09, 2008

A Reprise of Al Gore's Lies - The Biggest Fattest Liar in History?

So we are prepared to sacrifice our economy on the basis of the efforts of this man to be famous?
Distribute this as widely as possible . . .
HT to CBL Reader:
Other CBL Posts on Gore: 1. 2. 3.

"I took the initiative of creating the internet."

From Here

Howard Glicken, a long-time fundraiser for Al Gore, is awaiting sentencing on his negotiated plea bargain for illegal fund raising. He raised $2 million for Clinton-Gore and the DNC in 1996, and owns 2 Jaguars with the vanity plates "Gore1" and "Gore2."

Haney was a generous donor. He was indicted in November 1998 for 42 counts of illegal campaign contributions to the Clinton-Gore campaign between 1992 and late 1995.

Gore claimed to have uncovered the most famous toxic waste site in the country. As a young congressman in the late 1970s, he said, "I found a little place in upstate New York called Love Canal."

And even more here:
"I helped to negotiate an agreement with the Internet service providers to put a parent protection page up and give parents the ability to click on all of the web sites that their children have visited lately. That’ll put a lot of bargaining leverage in the hands of parents."
**** "There was no Gore involvement. They hijacked this issue. He makes it sound like he led the project. I can’t imagine what he will invent tomorrow."

"I was the author of that proposal. I wrote that....That is something for which I have been the principal proponent for a long time." Al Gore in a Time Interview, on the EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT (EITC).
**** the EITC became law in 1975, a year BEFORE Gore was elected to Congress.

When Gore ran for the Senate in 1984, one TV ad proclaimed, "He wrote the bipartisan plan on arms control that US negotiators will take to the Russians."
**** "That is a vast overstatement. He had nothing to do with what we proposed to the Soviets," Kenneth Adelman, who was the director of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, said in an interview. Adelman's view is supported by the two biographies, and by contemporaneous news accounts.

Several times during the debate (1999 in NH with Bradley), Gore insisted that he has always supported both a woman's right to choose an abortion and Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that ensured that right.
**** "It is my deep personal conviction that abortion is wrong. I hope that some day we will see the current outrageously large number of abortions drop sharply. Let me assure you that I share your belief that innocent human life must be protected.

Gore called Homosexuality "abnormal" and "wrong" and in the October 28, 1984, Tennessean he was quoted "I do not believe it is simply an acceptable alternative that society should affirm...."
**** Homesexuals (and Hollywood) either do not know this, or choose to ignore it.

"Around midnight, after a three-city tour of Texas last month, the Vice President came wandering back to the press compartment of Air Force Two. Erich Segal, Gore said, used Al and Tipper as models for the uptight preppy and his free-spirited girlfriend in Love Story in the movie version of Segal's book."
**** "The author, Erich Segal, told The New York Times he was 'befuddled' by the comments in the first place. Gore said that he was misunderstood."

"And I was shot at.... I spent most of my time in the field. I carried an M-16... I pulled my turn on the perimeter at night and walked through the elephant grass, and I was fired upon."
**** Gore Had Bodyguards Assigned to Keep Him Out of Harm’s Way in Vietnam. "In Vietnam, Alan Leo, a photographer in the press brigade office where Gore worked as a reporter, said he was summoned by Brig. Gen. K.B. Cooper asked Leo, the most experienced member of the press unit, to make sure that nothing happened to Gore. ‘He requested that "Gore not get into situations that were dangerous,’" said Leo, who did what he could to carry out Cooper’s directive. He described his half-dozen or so trips into the field with Gore as situations where ‘I could have worn a tuxedo.’"

While in the Army, Al Gore wrote his parents that the U.S. Army was a "Fascist organization."
**** Gore got out of Vietnam after 4 1/2 months of a twelve month tour of duty and out of the Army early on the excuse he was going to go to Divinity School. In a couple months he flunked out but did not return to fulfill his Army obligations.

Campaigning in Iowa, Gore overstated his farming background. He claimed that he slopped hogs, drove mules, built homes and cleared land by hand with a double bladed ax. "I learned how to plow a steep hillside with mules, hose out the hog waste and take up hay all day long in the hot sun."
**** Of course this was in Washington, DC, where he lived almost his entire life.

Gore also claimed to have attended school in rural Tennessee as well in urban Washington, DC. In fact, he attended a private school St. Albins.

He has claimed to have been a "great student" but in fact, was a poor 25th out of 51 in high school receiving predominately C's. He had average SAT scores.
The political champion of the natural world received a D in Natural Sciences 6 (Man's Place in Nature) and then got a C-plus in Natural Sciences in his senior year at Harvard.
Al Gore actually flunked out of grad school at Vanderbilt University's College of Divinity. Gore biographer Bill Turque revealed: "Of the eight classes [Gore] took over three semesters, according to his Vanderbilt transcript, five ended in F's or incompletes that lapsed into F's." Shortly thereafter, Gore bailed out of divinity school and enrolled in Vanderbilt's College of Law, where he also dropped out after earning only mediocre grades.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Who's Politicizing NASA Climate Data?

According to the Warm Mongerers, it's George Bush:
The confirmation of political interference is vindication for James Hansen, Nasa's chief climate scientist and one of the first to sound the alarm over global warming. Claims of political dallying surfaced when Hansen said he had been blocked from taking part in a National Public Radio interview in December 2005.

Steve MacIntyre proved different:
Steven McIntyre, a former mineral exploration executive and policy analyst for the governments of Ontario and Canada who blogs at, wrote to NASA on August 4. He had found miscalculations in the NASA’s U.S. temperature recordings made after January 2000. “For Detroit Lakes, Minnesota,” McIntyre wrote “this introduced an error of 0.8 deg C.”

(Of course, the Guardian report headline could have been "White House not involved in NASA Climate Change political interference." But tha wouldn't be news, would it.)

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Hillary's 800 Pound Elephant in the Parlour

Here's a link to the entire Politico article:
As the Democratic primary season nears a close, the candidates have talked about dozens of policies, fended off a host of attacks and studiously avoided one topic: the impeachment of President Clinton.
Whether that’s a product of self-control or self-preservation, the tactical decision by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s opponents to steer clear of any direct reference to what may have been the defining moment of the Clinton White House seems remarkable given the duration and intensity of the 2008 primary campaign.
While Republicans signaled early that it would be a major issue should she win the nomination, it has been a forbidden topic for her primary rivals since early 2007, when David Geffen, a former Clinton ally and a Hollywood supporter of Barack Obama, felt the wrath of the Clinton camp — and received a scolding from the Obama campaign — after raising it in an interview.
The reasons for the silence are both obvious and subtle.

Cars in China Bikes in Toronto

Interesting juxtaposition of Capitalist Toronto and Communist China.
I couldn't get a link to the CBC story on China, but it explained how Chinese were putting down their bicycles in favour of cars.
Lloyd Alter of the environmentalist Web magazine Treehugger wrote on Reading Toronto about knowing the man killed on Avenue Road.
Mr. Alter blamed the tragedy on the city for “paying lip service to the concept of bikes as transportation,”
It is to laugh. The tree huggers really want to live in China, or at least an equivalent that speaks mostly English.

And meanwhile, we're supposed to give up our cars, so the Chinese can have theirs.
We live in Bizarro world.