Here’s a couple of superb videos from John Coleman that you must see.
H/T: Moonbattery Global Warming Meltdown
Tell-tale bubbles of anthropogenic pollutant carbon dioxide now reveal the cause of the incineration of planet HD 189733b, better known as Klaxtu. Hubble has given us a snapshot (H/T Doug Ross @ Journal):
Obviously the root cause of the incineration is carbon dioxide from America, just like Earth.
Al Gore has reported heartrending distress email messages (received on his new extranet). “The innocent Klaxtones are suffering because of mindless American energy excesses. They are a timid and peaceful people who never did anything to harm us, never burned one carbon atom.”
In other news, NOLA residents are building white-hot snowmen (H/T, Gateway Pundit):
More from Al Gore: “This was long forecasted by our advanced computer models. We’ve also often observed the disastrous impact of advanced-stage carbon dioxylation effect, around the solar system. Why, the Klaxtones suffered just such an eruption only two yarns ago. This event in New Orleans surely underlines why Americans should pay now to halt climate change. Admit it, 1% of GDP is cheap.”
In a rare triumph of data over science, the true story of glaciers in Greenland has popped out. The usual culprits would be poo-poohing all over this; but since New York Times thinks another ice age may be coming (just after capitalism destroys the Earth with carbon dioxide induced greenhouse warming) they are occupied elsewhere.
Now, where could New York Times get a clue about an ice age in the future? They didn’t study history at Columbia School of Al Gore Rumors. As far as Journalists know, ice ages are a myth unsupported by Al Gore research. Carl Wunsch suggests that model predictions ought to be tested against observation; what a strange thought. Historical data is easily changed to make any model, including Al Gore’s, look better. And Al Gore’s models need it the most. A most amusing and wonderful bag of contradictions is New York Times.
New York Times story here: More on Whether a Big Chill is Nigh Scroll down for Carl Wunsch sacrilege about testing models. He never brought this idea up when the subject was greenhouse warming from anthropogenic carbon dioxide, however.
Al Gore would have us believe that glaciers are leaping en masse off of Greenland and into the ocean. Here is the real story of ice flow, moulins, et al in Greenland. I maintain it has not yet been tampered with; but experience teaches us that it soon will be. Enjoy the real data while you can.
Story here: Slowdown in Greenland
H/T: ICECAP Slowdown in Greenland
H/T: The Astute Bloggers (thanks, John Ray) Study finds Greenland Ice Melt ‘Slowed Significantly’
“It is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” said Gore today.
Al Gore now encourages law-breaking by our children, in America. Why?
That a winter more bitterly cold than last is forecast for much of the United States, does not matter to Al Gore. Winter blackouts should be a TREAT, right, Al?
Speaking of blackouts, I don’t remember any last summer. Which gives us some real perspective, be it from anecdotal information, which we now must rely on since scientific climate information has been discontinued in the United States by NASA and Al Gore.
Check this out: Disagreement with Gore’s AGW fairy tale now constitutes STOCK FRAUD, according to the legal expert Gore.
Read Gore Urges Civil Disobedience to Stop Coal Plants, via Newsmax
NEW YORK — Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental crusader Al Gore urged young people on Wednesday to engage in civil disobedience to stop the construction of coal plants without the ability to store carbon.
The former U.S. vice president, whose climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” won an Academy Award, told a philanthropic meeting in New York City that “the world has lost ground to the climate crisis.”
“If you’re a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” Gore told the Clinton Global Initiative gathering to loud applause.
“I believe for a carbon company to spend money convincing the stock-buying public that the risk from the global climate crisis is not that great represents a form of stock fraud because they are misrepresenting a material fact,” he said. “I hope these state attorney generals around the country will take some action on that.”
Read the rest here.
With solar wind at a 50 year low, NASA is now suddenly and seriously concerned about solar somnolence.
Carbon dioxide is nowhere to be found, Al.
The $trillions you want to extort for carbon dioxide mitigation may not accrue to you.
The prospects of the Al Gore Minimum should prove less than lucrative for you and your ilk, Al.
Even NASA is cutting you off.
Sell the stupid boat, while you can.
As Sun sleeps, let the lawsuits begin. What is your address there in Tennessee?
> The Al Gore Terminator
After a year of the most abrupt cooling ever observed on Earth; while carbon dioxide has continued to increase, The Assault on Reason by Al Gore becomes increasingly incredible, if that is possible. Magnetic activity on the Sun increasingly emulates the period prior to the Dalton Minimum; we are now observing long periods free of sunspots, and other important magnetic indications (Average Geomagnetic Planetary Index (Ap)) run strongly parallel (Anthony Watts, Sun poised to make history with first spotless month since 1913)
Worth re-reading: “If Al Gore were truly concerned about carbon dioxide, he would be clamoring for nuclear power plants . . . Al Gore, himself, has already accumulated astonishing personal wealth during his campaign against world energy technology and is now a principal in a new corporation being formed to profit from public fear of global warming.”
by Dr. Arthur Robinson Human Events January 4, 2008
(article includes 61 comments)
Al Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” includes some very remarkable revelations including:
1. A “computer calculated” temperature prediction curve with predictions beginning in 1938 — when neither Al Gore nor the computer had yet been invented.
2. Photos of South Sea islanders being washed from their islands by rising seas — sea level having risen 3 inches during the past 50 years.
3. Drawings of species driven to extinction by human use of hydrocarbons — including the Wooly Mammoth, which has been gone from the Earth for thousands of years.
4. A little girl’s ice cream cone melting before she can eat it — as a result of the current 0.5 degree centigrade per century increase in temperature.
5. 650,000 years of Earth temperature fluctuations, including 6 ice ages – all caused, according to Al Gore, by carbon dioxide fluctuations of entirely unknown origins.
Al Gore’s other popular offering is his book appropriately entitled The Assault on Reason — a subject for which he obviously has readily demonstrated expertise.
George Washington was at Valley Forge during the coldest period in 1,500 years, with Earth average temperatures dipping as low as 1 degree centigrade below the 3,000-year average. Since then, temperatures have gradually recovered. If the current rate of increase continues, about 2 centuries from now the temperature of the Earth will be back to that of the medieval period 1,000 years ago — when Greenland was green and warmer weather brought increased growing seasons and general rises in comfort and prosperity in many cooler climates.
Meanwhile, in the United States, rainfall is increasing, tornados are becoming less frequent, glaciers have been receding for 200 years — back to their more normal average lengths, and hurricane frequency and severity has been unchanged for the past century.
Standing timber in U.S. forests has, however, increased by 40% since 1950; 2,000-year-old pine trees are growing faster; and animal and plant quantity and diversity are sharply increasing. This is truly alarming! If current trends continue, we will be overrun by squirrels, deer, and foxes and fighting for our lives against aggressively growing orange and apple trees. A dire prediction was even published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences — I am not making this up — warning that poison ivy is also growing faster.
The three most important substances that make life possible are water, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. The primary structural and functional element in all living things is carbon. All carbon in protein, fat, carbohydrate, and the other organic molecules in living things is derived from atmospheric carbon dioxide. Without atmospheric carbon dioxide, life as we know it would not be possible. Plants inhale carbon dioxide and are thereby fertilized. When atmospheric carbon dioxide increases — as it has by about 30% during the past century, plant life and the animal life that thrives upon it are also increased.
The annual increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide attributable to human activities — primarily the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas — is about 1 part in 10,000 of that contained in the oceans and biosphere — a contribution of ultimately negligible consequence. Since, however, this human-released carbon must travel through the atmosphere to reach the ocean and biotic reservoirs, human use, while it continues, has caused a transient rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide from about 0.03% to about 0.04% of atmospheric molecules. The primary environmental result of this rise is plant fertilization. We are moving carbon from below ground into the atmosphere, where it is available to produce more plants and animals — a wonderful and unexpected gift from the industrial revolution.
The Earth’s atmosphere and surface are warmed by solar radiation; the greenhouse effect — primarily caused by atmospheric water vapor; and other less-understood phenomena. Carbon dioxide and methane are also greenhouse gases, but their physical properties render their greenhouse effects very weak. Neither warms the Earth significantly, and no greenhouse warming caused by these two substances has ever been unequivocally observed. The warming and cooling of the Earth is correlated most closely with fluctuations in solar activity and is entirely uncorrelated with human hydrocarbon use.
This has not, however, troubled Al Gore, the United Nations, and their enviro retainers, who are regaling the body politic with unverified computer projections that purport to predict the weather centuries in the future. These computer models cannot predict the weather next week, nor can they even “predict” the weather last year. In order to make the models conform at least somewhat to past temperature trends, their handlers have introduced 6 and even 7 adjustable parameters into their calculations. As Enrico Fermi famously remarked when quoting his friend, the great mathematician and computer pioneer John von Neumann, “with 3 parameters I can fit an elephant and with 4, I can make him wiggle his trunk.”
Why are these people doing this? Why has Al Gore positioned himself to become a historical laughing stock, and why have a few hundred United Nations climate change-funded “scientists” joined them? The reason surely is not global warming. If they truly were alarmed as they say about imminent climatic peril, they would be clamoring for the Penner-Teller solution. These scientists have shown that slight injections of sun-blocking particulates into the upper atmosphere would immediately erase all Earth warming of the past 200 years. Teller estimated the cost to achieve this cooler temperature at about $1 billion. A similar additional amount would probably be required annually to maintain the cooling.
If Al Gore were truly alarmed about hydrocarbon use, he would be clamoring for nuclear power plants. The construction of just 50 nuclear installations similar to that partially completed at Palo Verde near Phoenix would erase most of the U.S. carbon dioxide output – and would also erase most of the U.S. trade deficit at the same time. Yet, while The Wall Street Journal recently counted 381 nuclear power plants in various stages of planning or construction around the world — but none being constructed in the United States, Al Gore and his retainers actually oppose nuclear power.
So, why are they doing this? In the words of Indiana Jones — “fortune and glory, kid, fortune and glory” — paraphrase that “money and power, madam, money and power.” Al Gore, himself, has already accumulated astonishing personal wealth during his campaign against world energy technology and is now a principal in a new corporation being formed to profit from public fear of global warming. Meanwhile, United Nations bureaucrats are mesmerized by the prospect of taxing and rationing world energy supplies — a position of virtually unlimited wealth and power that would give them life-and-death control over both world technology and the human race.
And, why do we prefer that Al Gore and his friends not succeed? One reason is that, in the poorer countries of the world, billions of people are using technology to lift themselves from poverty and to gain some of the technological blessings that Americans now enjoy. These people need inexpensive, relatively low technology energy that can, with current methods, only be practically derived from hydrocarbons. World hydrocarbon rationing would deprive them of this energy, destroy their dreams, and cause them to slip backwards into suffering, poverty, and death.
Simultaneously, Americans can only maintain and extend their own technology and prosperity with inexpensive energy — available now in practical quantities only from hydrocarbon and nuclear sources. Moreover, only people who are prosperous can afford the cost of true environmentalism.
Most people agree that increased quality, quantity, and length of human life and decreased human suffering are worthwhile goals. These goals are best reached by technological advance, and inexpensive energy is the currency of technological progress. The myth of human-caused global warming currently threatens these goals and that technological advance. This is the truth — inconvenient as it may be to the self-centered aspirations of Al Gore and his United Nations friends.
More information and proof can be found here.
Natural oil seeps are polluting the Santa Barbara channel at “an astonishing rate.”
If we drilled the oil, it for sure would not end up toxifying the California coast.
Californians, or you, don’t need the oil, though, so we just let it seep; and blame “big oil” and a 1969 oil spill for the mess. Californians swim in the stuff, rather than drill it!
Remember, Al Gore and Obama say: energy is bad for you! Get used to it.
“The amount of oil seeping from the ocean floor since 1970 equals more than 31 times the amount of oil spilled in 1969,” he said.Over a 10-day period in 1969, an estimated 3 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the channel and onto the beaches of Santa Barbara County.
During Colorado’s record-breaking cold of the last few days, I was able to find a few faggots of wood left in the pile, and keep the house warm.
I could have burned natural gas; but the price has been set too high, by Al Gore.
America is progressing back to wood-burning culture, and it’s not even really cold yet.
The snow-leopard’s terrain (Peter Matthiessen’s “The Snow Leopard”), treeless, is about to expand.
Good work, students of the environment.
As predicted here, aerosols with magical multiplicative properties, far superior to carbon dioxide, have now been found necessary to save AGW (Algoreogenic Global Warming).
Unfortunately, scientists cannot quite catch on to the complex concept that Earth is now COOLING.
Scientists are also having great difficulty with the link between low cloud formation and solar magnetic activity, since it is founded in stale history. As a result, we get this:
Can we blame lowly scientists for worshipping at the (cash, please) alter of Master Rainmaker Al Gore?
Yes; we surely can.
In Climatology, Meteorology, and even Paleontology today there exists a giant, dominant, hydra-headed anomaly which is also insinuating its way rapidly into Economics and other sciences. Detail-oriented scientists examine anomalies on a routine basis; but the anomalies they examine are subservient and secondary, even a product of the one giant anomaly (Anomaly: Deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule) called AGW. Examine how temperature anomalies are identified in Santa Ana, California today:
Anomalies are identified on California roofs, or roofs anywhere. They are identified at the output of air conditioner cooling coils (the warm side). They are identified on blacktop and attached to buildings in the Arctic. Such anomalies have a steep negative value to science and humanity. The procedure is dictated by the purveyors of The One Anomaly, AGW.
The true, master anomaly at work has everything to do with economics and nothing to do with climate, is a certitude.
Read much more about the The One Anomaly here: Curious Anomalies in Climate Science