Obama Inquisitor Handles Skeptics

You, climate skeptic, are dangerous, according to Obama’s new science adviser James Holdren.

You might interfere with government seizure of energy markets.

Government has seized control of who gets mortgages; the mortgage finance market, with devastating results to economies worldwide it refuses to acknowledge.

Government now seizes control of banking in general, and the automotive industry. Government now insists that car loans also must go to individuals with lower credit ratings (see Hank’s Deals on Wheels, WSJ). GMAC is under the spell of – government. Deja vu; but no surprise.

Voracious, power-hungry government will not be denied control of energy markets. This you will learn; and James Holdren will teach you.

No matter how cold Earth gets; no matter what the effect of solar activity, no matter how much the food supply degrades with global temperatures, energy must be controlled by government, to save the Earth from you.

Government is the problem. Once again.

Story Warming, or Hot Air? at Ice Age Now

22 Dec 08 – William Katz at http://urgentagenda.com/ recently asked Frank Tipler, the distinguished mathematical physicist at Tulane University, for his view of the global-warming controversy, and he was kind enough to send this thoughtful reply. Here are sin excerpts:.

“As regards global warming, my view is essentially the same as yours: Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is a scam, with no basis in science.

(1) I am particularly annoyed by the claims that the “the debate is over,” because this was exactly the claim originally made against the Copernican theory of the Solar System.

(2) It is obvious that anthropogenic global warming is not science at all, because a scientific theory makes non-obvious predictions which are then compared with observations that the average person can check for himself. As we both know from our own observations, AGW theory has spectacularly failed to do this. The theory has predicted steadily increasing global temperatures, and this has been refuted by experience. NOW the global warmers claim that the Earth will enter a cooling period. In other words, whether the ice caps melt, or expand — whatever happens — the AGW theorists claim it confirms their theory. A perfect example of a pseudo-science like astrology.

(3) In contrast, the alternative theory, that the increase and decrease of the Earth’s average temperature in the near term follows the sunspot number, agrees (roughly) with observation. And the observations were predicted before they occurred. This is good science.

(4) I emphasized in point (2) that the average person has to be able to check the observations. I emphasize this because I no longer trust “scientists” to report observations correctly. I think the data is adjusted to confirm, as far as possible, AGW. We’ve seen many recent cases where the data was cooked in climate studies. In one case, Hanson and company claimed that October 2008 was the warmest October on record. Watts looked at the data, and discovered that Hanson and company had used September’s temperatures for Russia rather than October’s. I’m not surprised to learn that September is hotter than October in the Northern hemisphere.

When I first starting teaching astronomy at Tulane in the early 1980’s, I would show sunspots to my students by pointing a small $25 reflecting telescope at the Sun, and focusing the Sun’s image on the wall of the classroom. Sunspots were obviously in the image on the wall. I can’t do this experiment today, because there are no sunspots.

(5) Another shocking thing about the AGW theory is that it is generating a loss of true scientific knowledge. The great astronomer William Herschel, the discoverer of the planet Uranus, observed in the early 1800’s that warm weather was correlated with sunspot number. Herschel noticed that warmer weather meant better crops, and thus fewer sunspots meant higher grain prices. The AGW people are trying to do a disappearing act on these observations. Some are trying to deny the existence of the Maunder Minimum.

(6) AGW supporters are also bringing back the Inquisition, where the power of the state is used to silence one’s scientific opponents. The case of Bjorn Lomborg is illustrative. Lomborg is a tenured professor of mathematics in Denmark. Shortly after his book, “The Skeptical Environmentalist,” was published by Cambridge University Press, Lomborg was charged and convicted (later reversed) of scientific fraud for being critical of the “consensus” view on AGW and other environmental questions. Had the conviction been upheld, Lomborg would have been fired.

I find it very disturbing that part of the Danish Inquisition’s case against Lomborg was written by John Holdren, Obama’s new science advisor. Holdren has recently written that people like Lomborg are “dangerous.” I think it is people like Holdren who are dangerous, because they are willing to use state power to silence their scientific opponents.

(7) I agree with Dick Lindzen that the AGW nonsense is generated by government funding of science. If a guy agrees with AGW, then he can get a government contract. If he is a skeptic, then no contract.

See (8), and entire commentary, at:
Thanks to Hans Schreuder for this link


Earthshine Draft Report – Albedo

Now here is a far more interesting trend than Mauna Loa or any other carbon dioxide atmospheric content! It seems some scientists have detected a reduction in the net sunlight reaching Earth. Instead of adjusting the greenhouse multiplier for carbon dioxide in his model, maybe Al Gore should adjust albedo. There is real data behind it! But what for; Al Gore can sell the model no matter how far it deviates from reality. Maybe the greater the error, the better it sells anyway. (Spell albedo, Al; and you can look).

Palle et al: Earthshine Trends 1999-2007
In this paper, we have demonstrated that the agreement between earthshine and CERES reflectances have shown a dramatic improvement after CERES data were re-calibrated and earthshine data were re-analyzed. In the common period, earthshine, CERES along with ISCCP-FD data show a trendless albedo. However, preceding CERES, earthshine and ISCCP-FD reflectances show a significant increase before flattening and holding the increase. This implies a reduction in the net sunlight reaching Earth.

Albedo trending up

Albedo trending up

Figure 3. Earthshine changes in albedo shown in blue, ISCCP-FD shown in black and CERES in red. A climatologically significant change before CERES followed by a long period of insignificant change.

Project Earthshine

Update, also from the report: “However, a long-term, global albedo database does not exist.” I guess such a database would not be helpful in selling carbon credits. It could however be helpful in understanding Earth’s climate; another good reason not to have one.

H/T: Curious Anomalies in Climate Science (below the fold)

What could be the mechanism for such a change? Read The Chilling Stars by Svensmark and Calder for thorough elucidation.

Reality Stranger Than Fiction

Al Gore says carbon dioxide-induced greenhouse warming causes all bad weather; tropical snow included. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions will not slow down the next ice age. These come without asking about carbon dioxide, courtesy of solar magnetic cycles, if history is any indication. Another Little Ice Age may be coming; we don’t know, because instead of researching their causes, we have been studying how to “sequester” carbon dioxide in old mines, at the behest of Al Gore and Company. Reality could be as bad as the picture below; in your children’s lifetime, or sooner.

The one thing I can think of that is more ill-advised than ignoring history, is ignoring the present; with Al Gore and his greenhouse models you get both. Gore’s predictions have been wildly incorrect; but the present climate, temperature, and weather, which show that Earth and oceans are cooling, is ignored in favor of the non-predictive computer model!

The hazards a new Little Ice Age holds in store for humanity are indeed great. Temperatures warmer than the present by 7 degrees Farenheit, as occurred during the medieval warm period, on the contrary, brought a golden age of vigorous cultural growth to humanity. The next Little Ice Age will cause widespread starvation and disease, as did the last one, but on a scale proportionate to the increased population, possibly worse.

Ask your congressperson why Al Gore’s computer models have never worked. Ask for the real data validating the models. There isn’t any.

greenhouse warming product

greenhouse warming product

H/T: Moonbattery

Earth Warming Spreads to Klaxtu

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):

CO2 Pustules Leaking From Earth Destroy a Neighbor Galaxy

CO2 Pustules Leaking From Earth Destroy a Neighbor Galaxy

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):

Typical advanced-stage carbon dioxylation effect

Typical advanced-stage carbon dioxylation effect

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.”

Surprise: Medieval Warm Period DID Exist

ROFLMAO. History did happen. A real scientist had to figure it out, with his high-tech modelling rig:

Also in September, American Craig Loehle, a scientist who conducts computer modelling on global climate change, confirmed his earlier findings that the so-called Medieval Warm Period (MWP) of about 1,000 years ago did in fact exist and was even warmer than 20th-century temperatures.

Great story by Lorne Gunter here: Thirty years of warmer temperatures go poof

30 Years of Global Warming Models Vastly in Error

30 Years of Global Warming Models Vastly in Error

and there’s this:

Don Easterbrook, a geologist at Western Washington University, says, “It’s practically a slam dunk that we are in for about 30 years of global cooling,”

And speaking of global warming, now would be a GREAT time for you to give up coal-fired power plants, nuclear energy, burning natural gas, and of course good ol’ gasoline and oil. Chairman Obama says it’s now urgent, and there can be no more debate. It’s not voluntary. You won’t be cold for long. A reordering of human economies and societies is necessary.

Al Gore Minimum Ending, or Just Begun?

If the Al Gore solar minimum is indeed ending, as suggested in some quarters (“I think the solar minimum is behind us”) I will propose we use the disgusting moniker for the next minimum, which should be a lot worse.

But not just yet . . . this one may be bad enough. It’s like a giant light switch was turned off, or maybe a fuse blew, in October of 2005. Even though carbon dioxide goes up, climate gets colder. Maybe climate is more connected with the Sun!

Al Gore Minimum Looking Healthy Indeed

Al Gore Minimum Looking Healthy Indeed

Anthony Watts story 21 spotless days and solar megnetic field still in a funk

Global Warming Never Started

The Earth has gotten much warmer and much colder, but never with a demonstrable connection to anthropogenic carbon dioxide, or any anthropogenic material.

As carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere has increased, temperature has not increased, over many well documented intervals, INCLUDING THE LAST TEN OR MORE YEARS.

Anyone with evidence to the contrary is welcome to present it; but none has been presented.

It is global cooling that should be the concern today.

Article from Greenie Watch Maybe the IPCC will get a clue, finally.


An email from Madhav Khandekar [mkhandekar@rogers.com], an IPCC reviewer:

I fully share the commentaries and views expressed by David Whitehouse & Paul Biggs yesterday. It is now generally accepted by most scientists (except some die-hard AGW adherents) that the earth’s mean temperature has NOT (I repeat NOT) increased in the last few years, OR to be precise, NOT increased since about mid-1998, when the SSTs (Sea Surface temperatures) started to decline. Since then, SSTs have declined steadily over world-oceans and as a result the land area mean temperature has stayed essentially the same over Northern Hemisphere (due to large urban effects which the AGW adherents refuse to accept) while in the Southern Hemisphere the mean temperature has definitely declined, as shown clearly by the satellite data.

Yes, the 1980s and 1990s did see some warming, as commented by David Whitehouse, but the first decade of the 21st century is definitely cooler than the 1990s so far and should remain so over the next three years. This year 2008 will probably come up to about 0.39C above the 1961-1990 mean and that will make 2008 about 9th warmest in the last 15 years. The last year 2007 was seventh warmest, according to the UK Met Office (per Phil Jones), with mean temperature about 0.41C above 1961-90 mean, while 1998 still remains the warmest (hottest!) year in the last 150 years, with mean temperature about 0.52C above 1961-90 mean.

There have been NO major heat waves anywhere since the 2003 summer heat wave in Europe. Over North America 1998 summer was probably the hottest in the last 25 years and since then there have been NO major heat wave episodes. Over the Indian subcontinent, there have been No major pre-monsoon heat wave episodes, since June 1998, when parts of central & northern India experienced record-high temperatures of 47-50C for a couple of weeks.

In the Southern Hemisphere, there were no major heat waves anywhere in the last five years or so. The entire continent of South America was one of the coldest in 2007. The city of Buenos Aires received about 6 cm of snowfall in July 2007, the last time it snowed in the city was in 1918!

I like to ask my favorite question one more time: Where is Global Warmimg? Delegates attending the UNFCCC Meeting in Poland please take note: Global Warming has stopped!