Climate Change Kills 79 in Poland

Carbon dioxide is directly responsible, absolutely. Or is it CFCs again?

Maybe it’s methane. Maybe it is some anthropogenic gas yet undiscovered by progressive scientists.

Maybe Dick Cheney has control of all volcanoes in the Phillipines. “Science” has many alternatives at its disposal. Why not invoke all of them? Nobody is watching.

If you believe scientists, then God only can help you. “Global Warming” will not.

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Winter freeze kills 79 in Poland

Perhaps the 79 were counting on warmer weather. How tragic. (“Perhaps” is a rhetorical device sometimes identified as “understatement;” the 79 were absolutely murdered by fallacious science).

Only one (other) problem: winter hasn’t started yet.

Winter freeze kills 79 in Poland
AFPDecember 22, 2009
WARSAW – Ten people have died of cold in Poland over the past day, taking the toll since winter set in earlier this month to 79, police said Tuesday.

A national police spokeswoman told AFP that 10 people had been found dead since Monday.

The majority of the victims were homeless men who died while drunk, police said.

Fifty-two of the 79 deaths recorded since December 1 occurred since Friday, as temperatures plunged to minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus four Fahrenheit).

By Tuesday, temperatures had risen to around zero degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit).

Police and municipal employees have boosted patrols in areas where the homeless gather, notably public parks and allotments, to try to persuade them to head to special hostels.

The death toll is far from unusual in Poland, which regularly faces harsh winter conditions.

In the 2008 to 2009 winter season, for example, police recorded 82 deaths from hypothermia.

Poland’s highest winter toll in recent years was in 2005 to 2006, when 233 died.

© Copyright (c) AFP

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Snow close to French Côte d’Azur

Snow on the Côte d'Azur - how unusual for global warming

People are seen on the beach covered by snow in Nice, southeastern France, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009. Temperature is 3 degrees celcius (37,2 Farenheit).

Next thing you know, it will be snowing in Dubai.

Video documents collapse of Dr. Henrik Svensmark

Video documents collapse of Dr. Henrik Svensmark

H/T: The Astute Bloggers BREAKING: COPENHAGEN: HENRIK SVENSMARK HAS HEART ATTACK ON LIVE TV DURING CLIMATE DEBATE

We pray this great man recovers fully and soon.

Svensmark: warming due to solar activity

Svensmark:  warming due to solar activity

Professor Henrik Svensmark argued that the recent warming period was caused by solar activity. Photo: REUTERS

Copenhagen climate summit: global warming ’caused by sun’s radiation’

Global warming is caused by radiation from the sun, according to a leading scientist speaking out at an alternative “sceptics’ conference” in Copenhagen.

By Louise Gray
Published: 5:10PM GMT 08 Dec 2009

As the world gathered in the Danish capital for the UN Climate Change Conference, more than 50 scientists, businessmen and lobby groups met to discuss the arguments against man made global warming.

Although the meeting was considerably smaller than the official gathering of 15,000 people meeting down the road, the organisers claimed it could change the course of negotiations.

Professor Henrik Svensmark, a physicist at the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen, said the recent warming period was caused by solar activity.

He said the last time the world experienced such high temperatures, during the medieval warming period, the Sun and the Earth were in a similar cycle.

Professor Nils-Axel Morner, a geologist from Stockholm University, said sea level rise has also been exaggerated by the “climate alarmists” using computer models.

He said observational data from lake sediments, coast lines and trees show sea levels have remained stable.

More here

Henrik Svensmark Suffers Apparent Heart Attack

BREAKING: HENRIK SVENSMARK HAS JUST HAD AN APPARENT HEART ATTACK ON LIVE TV WHILE DEBATING AGW. (Link is to The Astute Bloggers)

UPDATES AS AVAILABLE.

LIVE DANISH TVNEWS HERE; (THE DEBATE IS ON-GOING NOW – WITH A SUB FOR SVENSMARK).

RECENT NEWS ITEM ON SVENSMARK HERE.

I WONDER IF HE WAS REALLY POISONED?

WE PRAY FOR HIS RETURN TO GOOD HEALTH, SOON. AND THAT THE TRUTH ABOUT AGW IS KNOWN TO ALL ASAP.

See also: Svensmark: warming due to solar activity

Amateur Climate Phenom Outguns Mystic Neoscientists

Steve McIntyre

Amateur Steve McIntyre reverse engineers climate hockey stick lies

Steve McIntyre has repeatedly unraveled the severly mangled data used by neoscientists to “prove” AGW. The icon of warmists must be the hockey-stick temperature graph, which invariably shows consistent cool temperatures in the past, with a recent temperature upturn carefully designed to coinicide with the advent of the manufacturing age. All data under the control of the mystic climate neoscientists is carefully adjusted to conform with the commanded hockey-stick characteristic.

Steve McIntyre leads the way among true scientists in understanding how the data has been mangled; and restoring sensibility and facts from it.

Story here: Centre of the storm

Colby Cosh profiles the gentle Canadian who has changed the climate science world

by Colby Cosh on Sunday, December 13, 2009 8:56am – 46 Comments
The private emails and logs leaked last month from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia can’t tell us whether industrial activity is really heating the earth’s atmosphere and endangering civilization. But they have settled the identity of the Great Satan of climate science. Torontonian Stephen McIntyre, a gentle, persistent amateur who had no credentials in applied science before stepping into the global warming debate in 2003, is mentioned more than 100 times.
In the emails, leading climate researchers dismiss him as a capitalist hireling or a hapless “bozo,” and argue about the relative merits of ignoring him versus counterattacking him, even as others acknowledge that his criticisms have merit and imitate his use of the Web as a venue for hyper-detailed scientific discussion. At one point in 2005, CRU director Phil Jones, now under suspension, ponders the possibility that McIntyre might use U.K. freedom-of-information laws to obtain raw weather-station data compiled by the CRU. He grumbles: “I think I’ll delete the file rather than send to anyone.” The overall impression is that of 100 elephants stampeding in confusion and panic around a mouse.

The political stakes are now so high when it comes to the “Climategate” scandal, and motives are being questioned so loudly on both sides, that few are noticing the remarkable story at the heart of it all: a 62-year-old mining executive and squash enthusiast has, for better or worse, found his way into the centre of a major scientific melée—almost by accident—and been able to make legitimate contributions.
McIntyre first became notorious in 2003 for his statistical critique, co-authored with economist Ross McKitrick, of the “hockey stick graph” that showed global temperatures rocketing upward in the 20th century. The hockey stick, featured in the 2001 report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, had a profound influence on policy worldwide, and played a starring role in presentations like Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. The McIntyre-McKitrick critique called attention to uncertainties in its temperature reconstructions dating back before 1600, to certain problems with dendrochronology (the use of tree rings to estimate past temperatures), and to issues with the statistical calculations underlying the hockey stick. Some climatologists insist that the graph tells the same story when you correct for all this, but much of the critique is now accepted, and the hockey stick, whose weaknesses are better understood, has itself become a somewhat inconvenient distraction for climatologists and environmentalists.

Meanwhile, McIntyre, working alone, has gone on to score further critical points. In 2007, he caught a mistake in the reporting of U.S. surface temperatures by NASA’s Goddard Institute that was quickly acknowledged, with thanks, and corrected. (NASA’s gracious manner contrasts sharply with the attitudes displayed behind the scenes at the CRU.)

The truth is that McIntyre, 62, little resembles the caricature of a wild-eyed climate-change “denier.” He is scrupulous about focusing his criticism on statistical procedures and disclosure practices. He is polite to, and about, climate scientists. He refuses to make grand categorical statements of the “Global warming is just commie horse puckey” type, preferring to remain agnostic, and he discourages such talk on his website, Climate Audit. [. . .]

Much more here.

H/T: Big Government Meet Stephen McIntyre: Amateur Runs Rings Around Climate “Professionals”

Church of Global Warming Reveals Scientific Basis

Which scientific basis is absolutely zero.

Lord Monckton confronts a member of Greenpeace with her ignorance and blind faith. She’s a very nice lady, but like so many of her fellow believers in the religion of global warming, she’s terribly misguided, blindly accepts AGW propaganda, and knows absolutely nothing about the truth:

Hyscience Lord Monckton politely exposes a Greenpeace-campaigner’s blind faith in man-made global warming (Video)

U. of Illinois shows statistically insignificant (no) change in global sea ice extent

U. of Illinois shows statistically insignificant (no) change in global sea ice extent

We all have also examined the rest of the scientific data cited by Lord Monckton, that is global temperature during the last 20 years, and hurricane frequency during the last decades, and we all know what he says is perfectly well grounded in scientific fact. And all the while, carbon dioxide has been steadily increasing.

Unfortunately, science today is far more about religion than fact.