Monday, June 22, 2009

US Open Proves Difficulty in Forecasting Weather

They even brought in Al Roker, the successor to the original Bozo the Clown Ronald McDonald (Willard Scott) as America's favorite weatherman.
All day long Thursday and Friday on NBC's US Open coverage consultation with the weatherman laureate was held to predict the chances of the tournament being completed.
The forecast was ghastly, Roker predicted waterfalls of rain for the entire weekend with only momentary absenses. He sounded like Noah in his pre-ark period.
All the punters changed their odds calculations to favour those hoary souls who came from northern climes like Sweden, Norway, Northern Island and Canada.
But guess what...
After that wild and wet first day, and an afternoon on Friday that saw a fair amount of drizzle, the weather has been terrific. And the players are carving up what was promised to be a monster.
And who's leading?? Guys from San Diego and South Texas.
With all the complexities of weather forecasting distilled down to looking at the radar maps to identify what the weather patterns were down wind from Bethpage Black, they still got it absolutely 100% wrong.
How can anyone take with a straight face forecasts of the climate or weather a hundred years or even one year from now?
Don't say that it is easier to forecast long term than hourly.
That defies common sense.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Australian Government Admits That Climate Models Wrong

From Climate Realists
"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.
Okay - I'll say it. A single government, locked by policy into following a carbon tax policy has admitted that they are making their drastic policy on the basis of a half-baked model that has been proven inaccurate in the past 10 years. This, alone, ought to give every one the shakes.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

How Alarmists Manipulate the Media

Here's an outrageous email thread between a fascist environmental activist (Jo Abbess) and BBC environmental reporter, Roger Harrabin. Roger, you see, was daring to suggest that temperatures were not heating up fast enough to satisfy "Jo".

"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.

I am about to send your comments to others for their contribution,
unless you request I do not. They are likely to want to post your
comments on forums/fora, so please indicate if you do not want this to
happen. You may appear in an unfavourable light because it could be
said that you have had your head turned by the sceptics."

Adjoining Towns With Drastic Temperature Differences

A comment on one of my posts introduced me to a brilliant new source of intelligent observation on the AGW fiasco, Grant Morton of Beijing. I've added his blog to my sidebar. To display the foolishness of the misuse of (bad) temperature data he compared average temperatures for towns a few miles apart and he discovered, (gasp) a four degree temp difference.
Somehow neither town has burned to a crisp, sunk into the ocean, or had any species disappear.

Credit: The Migrant Mind

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The AGW Debate is Over - Part Deux

The Truth is Out There
The Toronto Star is recognized as a left leaning (if not left toppled over) daily dedicated to all things that suck money out of one group of peoples' pockets and plunge it into the pockets of others.
They have never met a UN scheme they haven't liked and worship Gore and Suzuki as ancient Aztecs worshipped the sun.
In another case of unforeseen circumstances, overnight they published a story of how the Canadian Conservative government were paying lip service to climate change and they got an overwhelming response. COMMENTS
Here are a few samples:
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.

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.
I would encourage CBL readers to contribute more facts, but they have shut down comments.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Global Warming Debate is Over

Just not the way that Al Gore and David Suzuki would like...
I find it hard to work up much high dudgeon about Anthropomorphic Global Warming / Climate Change anymore. There is just nothing left to say.
People who actually look at the facts come in only two categories: bought and paid for by money they make by trying to scare the bejeezus out of people about the climate, and those that say it's a load of hooey.
The most critical factor in the debate is the effect on man-made Carbon Dioxide on the climate. The supposition by the Alwarmists is that it leads to warmer temperatures. And all their formulae on future changes to the climate are based on higher levels of CO2 spewed by existing industrial economies and others that will soon join the club.
There is no evidence of this; it seems that historically CO2 did increase some centuries after warm periods, but not the other way around.
But the problem is that CO2 has increased steadily over the past decade, yet temperatures have not increased. Temps are at this moment almost exactly at the levels they were 100 years ago. There is no global warming, and any attempt to blame current famines or droughts on such a theory is disingenuous.
This means that all their fancy formulae are irrelevant and wrong.
Without that argument, they have nothing to say.
So it's over.
Polar Bears are doing fine, thank you. So well that they don't often come into town anymore to look for juicy pedestrians.The North Pole is frozen solid and surrounded by as much ice as ever been recorded. Even almost the entirety of two hot spots of focus on AGW (Antarctica and Greenland) are seeing the vast majority of their ice fields grow larger, not melting. And people in North America (the only ones that matter) have suffered through two consecutive bone numbingly cold winters and springs. I know - I saw You Think You Can Dance hopefuls in North Carolina, Memphis and Los Angeles wearing winter clothes when standing in line.
The leap away from logic is based on the belief that people are so stupid that they will trust Alwarmist rhetoric more than their lying eyes. But people are smart enough to know that having sun is good and not having sun is bad. Meanwhile, revelations on the expected economic costs of shelling out trillions to solve a problem that doesn't exist, will kill any real consensus that AGW exists and along with it any carbon taxing legislation.
So bye-bye Al Gore, David Suzuki and Jim Hansen.
You're no longer pulling any strings nor do you have any influence.
Good riddance. Take the tens of millions of bucks you fraudulently took from average people and get lost.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Global Warming Increases Winds AND Decreases Winds

Take your pick:

The wind, a favorite power source of the green energy movement, seems to be dying down across the United States. And the cause, ironically, may be global warming

As a result of stronger winds caused by global warming, seeds and pollen are being carried over longer distances.

Credit to Climate Skeptics

Monday, June 01, 2009

Society Now Victims of Barney the Dinosaur, Big Bird, Telitubbies and Peers

Remember about 20 years ago, young children's fascinations were turned away from activities that emphasized the importance of individuality and encouraged group think?
We used to play games that awarded the individual, from tag to hide and go seek, sports, war and even, (thought forbid) cowboys and indians (I liked playing in a feather head dress and being the underdog).
Then something that threatens our well being as a species occurred...
With demands from many hippie baby boomers for less war-mongering and more cooperation, Sesame Street and its ilk arrived on big media. Many of those hippie parents, fresh off protesting Vietnam, let their children be guided by foolish things that told them to cooperate and play nicely together with each other in the sand box.
About the same time, the children of many Baby Boomers entered the teaching fraternity, many of whom were made to feel guilty by being raised in privilege by their baby boomer parents.
End result, the entire paradigm shifted.
Many children became socialists (without even knowing who Karx Marx was, and not even being in the proletariat).
Now many of those kids are of voting age and and have reverted to being the hippies of their parents.
And these are the ones that are pushing the whole global warming fiasco that threatens to destroy western economies in the interest of following a bogus philosophy akin to a religion.
They have traded Barney the Dinosaur, for Al Gore the Bloated Buffoon and Big Bird for David Suzuki.
Can this status change?
When the Boomer Echo gets to age 40 or so, they will come to the realization that it is far more important to feed their families than to save the world.
But that might be another ten years down the road.
And then we'll see vast repudiation of all the global warming nonsense.