But forever never comes.
I had some really good Global Warming Disruptive Climate Change Content... And I'll repost. Soon as I figure out how...
But as Prof. Latif pointed out, the Atlantic, and particularly the North Atlantic, has been cooling instead. And it looks set to continue a cooling phase for 10 to 20 more years. "How much?" he wondered before the assembled delegates. "The jury is still out." (...)
While they deny it now, the facts to the contrary are staring them in the face: None of the alarmist drummers every predicted anything like a 30-year pause in their apocalyptic scenario.
Prof. Latif says he expects warming to resume in 2020 or 2030. "People will say this is global warming disappearing," he added. According to him, that is not the case. "I am not one of the skeptics," he insisted. "However, we have to ask the nasty questions ourselves or other people will do it."
Cobourg Union Cemetery has opened what is believed to be Ontario's first truly eco-friendly burial ground. Now people for whom environmental consciousness is a way of life can do their part to save the planet after death.But I suppose if people don't want their descendants to find their gravestone and find out about the basketcase they're descended from, that's okay with me...
While storms of such severity are rare, one expert predicted that we should expect more extreme storms in the future.
"If you keep pushing the climate the way we're pushing it, don't think about getting `average' weather any more," said Queen's climatologist McCaughey.
The average water temperature worldwide was 17 Celsius, according to the National Climatic Data Center, the branch of the U.S. government that keeps world weather records. June was only slightly cooler, while August could set another record, scientists say. The previous record was set in July 1998 during a powerful El Nino in the Pacific.
Meteorologists said there is a combination of forces at work: A natural El Nino weather pattern just getting started on top of worsening manmade global warming, and a dash of random weather variations. Already the resulting ocean heat is harming threatened coral reefs. It also could hasten the melting of Arctic sea ice and help hurricanes strengthen.
What is an average water temperature? Did they measure ever cubic foot of water? Or did they cherry pick places where they knew they would get data they could use? The oceans have a big effect on weather and climate because the Earth is mostly water.
They're very creative, they've invented a net that traps the small beasties but lets the big ones go free. But the problem is, that we have had the same gradual change in climate that we have had for thousands of years. We haven't had any more global warming than normal. The Alarmists are talking about things maybe occuring over the NEXT 100 years.
So far, scientists haven't seen any plankton species go extinct, Nelson said from Barrow, Alaska, after a separate, two-week research voyage. But they are closely watching Pacific Ocean plankton found in the Arctic to see if they begin reproducing as sea temperatures rise.
"If a Pacific species was established in the Arctic, this would really be news," he says. "But we have not detected this yet. What could happen in this scenario is that, if the invader out-competes the native species, this could lead to fundamental changes in ecosystem function."
It was at this point that I began to suffer glottal stops. Gaia is billed by its author as "a complex entity involving the Earth's biosphere, atmosphere, oceans and soil; the totality constituting a feedback or cybernetic system, which seeks an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet." This isn't a scientific formulation at all; it's just a cargo cult-level platitude counseling against excessive spoliation of resources.http://www.nationalpost.com/story-printer.html?id=1758464
"And regarding the accuracy of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's computer models, we were assured that better models were in the pipeline. So the minister's advisers apparently concede that the models that have guided preparation of the emissions trading scheme legislation are inadequate."What more needs to be said.
"Otherwise, I would have to conclude that you are insufficiently
educated to be able to know when you have been psychologically
manipulated. And that would make you an unreliable reporter.
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said that you have had your head turned by the sceptics."
With ice levels expanding rapidly and the number of scientists now poking more holes in Al Gore's theories than a sieve, why are we still talking about this. There is no Global Warming, in fact the earth stopped warming over a decade ago.I would encourage CBL readers to contribute more facts, but they have shut down comments.
the ice caps on Mars are shrinking at a rate as great or greater than on earth (as documented by the European Space Organization and NASA), yet it would seem there aren't a lot of vehicles roaming the Martian surface.
ESA has studied the sun and has confirmed that a new cycle to warming temperatures began in 1850. Cycle lasts 500 years. Sunspot cycles are a 12 year cycle.
The climate is far too complex to make any ascertion that CO2 is the driver of climate. It's not. The sun is the primary driver of the climate.
AGW is a $50 BILLION hoax, the planet is NOT heating up, hasn't since 1998. Climate change is NORMAL with decadal and centennial cycles. Solar scientists have evidence that the sun is in a cooling phase for the next 20-30 years.
Link. You're right. If the sun went out, the Earth would freeze over very quickly. However, human technology (warm clothes, houses, and burning things for heat) would probably keep many of us alive long enough to starve to death.
The Sun warms the Earth's atmosphere by about 15 degrees C per day. That amount is offset by infrared radiation, which cools the planet by the same amount. If the sun were to turn off, the cooling would continue, and the atmosphere would drop to freezing in just a few days.
However, the warm water of the oceans represents a very large storage of heat. As the atmosphere cools, the oceans would give up this heat. My calculations suggest it would take about three months for the oceans to begin to freeze.
In the meantime, the air over the oceans would be much warmer than the air over the land (since the oceans are giving up heat, but the land isn't). This means it would be warmer if you lived on a coast, but the temperature difference will create violent superstorms there.
Humanity has a few months' worth of oil and gas in storage: assuming the horrible weather prevented oil transportation, we could probably keep warm for a few months before freezing to death. Our reserves of food vary wildly depending on the country, but we generally keep more food around than fuel (because you can only harvest grain for a short time every year). So we're more likely to freeze to death than starve. The United States, with its large reserves of oil and food, its effective transportation system, and its temperate climate (most houses have heating systems), would probably last longer than most. However, billions worldwide would probably die in the first couple of weeks.Good thing this will never happen!
The days of hunches and rough ideas on how to engage Americans on climate are slowly fading. We used to think that being climate agnostic was a state of ignorance. We now know it is a decision based on social norms and trust. And it’s not just mainstream Americans who are confused. From Bill Gates to Warren Buffett to Steve Jobs, many of America’s best and brightest leaders have other priorities. They are skeptical about the degree of the climate crisis and of proposed solutions. Many environmentalists, in turn, are skeptical about the necessity and even the potential of engaging them.The Times describes the way that the Spinsters are looking to move the cheese - change the lexicon to avoid the tired old scaremongering banshee screeches of Gore, Suzuki, Hansen, et al. Here's a synopsis (with a little embellishment from CBL):
|What they Used |
|What they want people |
to say instead
|What it Really Means|
|Global Warming||Climate Change||The cold weather is proving that Global Warming is bogus. Let's use a phrase that covers all possible weather outcomes. |
Abandon the dirty fuels of the past.
|Sheeple have come to the realization that CO2 is actually a benign and beneficial gas that has only a teeny affect on climate.|
|Carbon Dioxide||Our deteriorating atmosphere.|| |
Let's go back to the Pollution meme - it worked and we managed to close down hundreds of plants along the Great Lakes
|None||Shared American ideals, like freedom, prosperity, independence and self-sufficiency,||Our ideals like control over others, more money in our pockets, wealth transfer and group think|
|Cap and Trade||Cap and cash back||We get their money and they think they're doing something good. |
|Cap and Trade||Pollution reduction refund||We get their money and they think they're saving the world.|
There remain only an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 Polar bears [note: they forget to mention that this is the greatest population of PBs in history} distributed around the north pole, in territories belonging to the U.S. (Alaska), Canada, Russia, Denmark (Greenland), and Norway.I had been led to believe by Al Gore et al, that they were all drowning and starving already...
The Polar bear needs sea ice to hunt for seals, and hence to survive (Derocher et al, 2004; Stirling & Parkinson, 2006). Dramatic reductions in sea ice coverage (IPCC,2007) are projected across the whole Arctic in the near future.
But despite all the talk about cooperation and commitment, he's still not convinced that the world really has a plan. So he has come up with one himself. The result is a new book. It's called The Global Deal: Climate Change and The Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity. And Nicholas Stern was in our Toronto studio this morning.I'll let him in on a little secret...
The Civil War was raging. Nine of ten Americans were farmers (versus 2% today). The industrial revolution was in its infancy. Malaria halted construction on the Washington, DC aqueduct. Typhus and cholera killed thousands more every year. Life expectancy was 40 – half of what affordable hydrocarbon, hydroelectric and nuclear power helped make it today.So no, Nick. Nobody's gonna do anything about it. They will let Al Gore make his billions and you your millions, but will do absolutely nothing. Cause they live in the real world, not in your wet dream.
Then came the kicker: "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet."
Preliminary discussions of how the ARPANET would be designed began in 1967, and a request for proposals went out the following year. In 1969, the Defense Department commissioned the ARPANET.
Gore was 21-years-old at the time. He wasn't even done with law school at Vanderbilt University. It would be eight more years before Gore would be elected to the US House of Representatives as a freshman Democrat with scant experience in passing legislation, let alone ambitious proposals.
According to Steven Sanderson, head of the Wildlife Conservation Society, “even minor (climate) disturbances can have far reaching consequences on diseases”. He added, “The term ‘climate change’ conjures images of melting ice caps and rising sea levels that threaten coastal cities and nations, but just as important is how increasing temperatures and fluctuating precipitation levels will change the distribution of dangerous pathogens”.What is particularly special about this attribution is that both of these fearsome things are bogus. 160 deaths is a slow murder week in Mexico. And thousands of folks die every year from the Flu. What's special about this one. Last I heard, it's so mild it's hard to know if you even have it. And anyone with half a clue knows that the climate changes all the time (but not all that much to cause any harm).
At the core of the climate debate, Dyson says, is "a deeper disagreement about values" between those who think that "nature knows best" and that "any gross human disruption of the natural environment is evil," and "humanists" like himself who insist that protecting the existing biosphere is not as important as fighting more repugnant evils such as war, poverty and unemployment.But maintains the hammer in the conclusion:
He cares little for the preservation of wilderness. Humans, he says, have a duty to restructure nature for their survival and must not apologize for doing so.
Humans can't keep increasing consumption and avert climate change. We must conserve and shift to low-carbon technologies, and help others – China included – do the same.But consider the source.
But for many environmentalists, the whole point of the exercise is to change those lifestyles, to supplant the culture of consumption with a Birkenstock republic. For them, the high cost of wind and solar power is a feature, not a bug.Make no mistake, people. Environmentalism is a socialist movement aimed at taking your money and giving it to others.
For these environmentalists too, opposition to nuclear power — regardless of its practical merits — is a foundational ideological principle. (They do not much care for hydro either — it was the fight against the Hetchy Hatchie power dam that transformed John Muir’s Sierra Club from a ramblers’ society into a political lobby.)
In Australia last year, Earth Hour's organisers required participating businesses to pledge to reduce their emissions by 5 per cent during the following year. This year, that requirement has been dropped.(That's maybe why the picture below doesn't actually show much by way of Darkness in Sydney Harbour - businesses actually had to make a commitment...)
John Lefebvre, the co-founder of financial transaction service company Neteller, today plead guilty to charges of conspiracy to conduct illegal Internet gambling transactions. Lefebvre is the co-founder of Neteller along with friend, Stephen Lawrence. Lawrence was the first to plead guilty to the same charges last week.Fourth. Macleans writes about him.
Both Lefebvre and Lawrence pleaded guilty in July 2007, avoiding further jail time. “I’m out on bail,” he says, his plea bargain contingent on assisting the FBI “to understand how the business works.” The company and its two founders were also hammered with substantial fines. “Between [Lawrence], myself and the company, we forfeited $240 million. My portion of that was $40 million,” says Lefebvre. “That’s a lot of given’ away money.” Asked if he’s still solvent, he chuckles. “I’m fine,” he says.
Climate scientists admit defeat in ocean experiment - Indian and German scientists have said that a controversial experiment has "dampened hopes" that dumping hundreds of tonnes of dissolved iron in the Southern Ocean can lessen global warming.
The experiment involved "fertilising" a 300-square-kilometre (115-sqare-mile) area of ocean inside the core of an eddy -- an immense rotating column of water -- with six tonnes of dissolved iron.
As expected, this stimulated growth of tiny planktonic algae or phytoplankton, which it was hoped would take out of the atmosphere carbon dioxide, the principal greenhouse gas blamed for climate change, and absorb it.
However, the scientists from India's National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) and Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) did not count on these phytoplankton being eaten by tiny crustacean zooplankton. (AFP)
ht to Junk Science
Then former president George W. Bush took the U.S. out of the Kyoto processShe forgets that in 1995 Bill Clinton, in a speech in Philippines said:" Global Warming is a Hoax". And Clinton and his fat lapdog, Al Gore, didn't even bother trying to get Kyoto passed by Congress. And she forgets to mention that the USA reduced carbon emissions during GWB's years in office much more than Clinton Gore and way more than Canada.
The justices' review of the slashing documentary financed by longtime critics of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton could bring more than just a thumbs up or thumbs down. It may settle the question of whether the government can regulate a politically charged film as a campaign ad.What is sauce for the chubby goose (Michael Moore and Fahrenhite 451) ) surely should be sauce for the gander (Republican film makers). But not for the US Supreme Court (I'm too lazy to see who appointed them).
Watch him (Suzuki Blogger set himself up for a ridiculous leap of logic:
“Though [Venus] shares several features in common with our planet, hence its sometimes being called Earth’s “sister planet,” it differs in one crucial aspect: the amount of CO2 in its atmosphere.”
Whoah. Differs in just the one aspect? One? Haul out the old world book encyclopedia and find out that Venus is also 40 million kilometers closer to the sun; it spins backwards; a day lasts longer than a year; it has an atmosphere 90 times denser than earth, and it’s hot enough to melt lead on the surface. All this, AND the clouds are made of sulphuric acid.
It’s one hell of a ’sister’ with acid rain at 475 degrees. (Don’t park the Ford there, it’ll be gone tomorrow. Part gas. Part liquid.)
Jacquot ‘reasons’ (I’m feeling generous) that because the atmosphere on Venus is almost totally CO2 and the planet is hot, therefore, CO2 made it that way. But correlation is not causation, and sadly for the him this reason disappears faster than the interplanetary Ford. Let’s pick just one difference. With an atmosphere 90 times denser than Earth, Venus is ‘like’ the earth in the same sense that Bruichladdich Whiskey is ‘like’ water. They’re both clear liquids, but one will sterilize your bench top.