“These last four developments, taken together or separately, don’t disprove the global warming theory. But unlike climate projection models, which are often wrong but endlessly thrown in our faces as examples of hard science, they are real world events wholly contrary to the story the alarmists have been spreading.”
By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
Climate Change: Funny how economic concerns pull the mind away from foolishness such as global warming. But weather goes on, and in many places it doesn’t happen the way fear mongers predict.
Then read much expert comment following this on Watts Up With That? such as:
Leif Svalgaard :
Jeff Alberts :
And then register your opinion on the poll near the head of the story.
The Gas of Life
On another story, this time in Watts Up With That?
12 October, 2008
Time to Erase the Emissions Trading Nightmare
“…However, there is growing scientific evidence and opinion that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere does not control the climate. Thus all the resources spent on attempting to limit or remove it will be totally wasted…”
via Ed Scott on Watts Up With That?
Is Global Warming Starving Science?
“…How many times can someone cry “wolf” before the townspeople stop coming out to help? Others have listed a few of them, but let me mention some highlights: Ozone layer, Ice Age, Atomic tests at Bikini vaporizing the oceans, supercollider experiment creating a black hole that will absorb the Earth, DDT, Polar Bears on the ESL, and it goes on and on. The real problem, of course, is that NOBODY KNOWS THESE WERE BOGUS… a compliant and complicit media seem only to happy to cover it all up.”
CodeTech on Watts Up With That?
11 October, 2008
Just when we thought the turmoil in world financial markets was caused by simple greed and complex strategies gone awry, we now find there is a dark horse in the mix and the (not global warming) sun seems also to be plucking our strings.
Below is a part of the introduction to a serious paper on Geomagnetic Storms (which result when particles sent from the Sun from solar flares are drawn towards the Earth by its magnetic field) and the stock market.
‘ware the ides of March…
Playing the Field:
Geomagnetic Storms and the Stock Market
“While it is the geomagnetic storms (GMS) that give rise to the beautiful Northern lights, occasionally they can also pose a serious threat for commercial and military satellite operators, power companies, astronauts, and they can even shorten the life of oil pipelines in Alaska by increasing pipeline corrosion.
“Most importantly, geomagnetic storms can pose a serious threat for human health. In Russia, as well as in other Eastern and Northern European countries, regular warnings about the intensity of geomagnetic storms have been issued for decades.
“More recently, the research on geomagnetic storms and their effects started to become more and more important in several other countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan. Now, we can get regular updates on the intensity of the geomagnetic activity from the press, the Internet and the Weather Channel.
“The pervasive effects of intense geomagnetic storms on human health and behavior is what motivates our investigation of a possible link between geomagnetic storms and the stock market…”
CLIMATE DISTORTING U.S. ENERGY POLICIES
“Proponents of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) have largely ignored natural climate influences; yet, the evidence is overwhelming that natural factors control the climate and that the greenhouse effect from rising carbon dioxide, while certainly present, is insignificant and as yet undetectable. Instead of pushing forward the current energy and climate policies floating around Congress, the nation’s goal should focus on rational energy policy — one that accepts that fossil fuels and CO2 present no threat, says S. Fred Singer, an atmospheric physicist and professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia.”
10 October, 2008
Perhaps “they” have not managed to scare all the children, after all?
“Well, today in Year 9 Religion we were discussing Justice. First we talked about ridiculous fuel prices and why. Of course when my lovely teacher asked if there were any other injustices in the world I stuck my hand up pointing out AGW. I told my class about Al Gore and how he’s a hypocrite and scaremongers people with his manipulative ways and how it is unjust that he be allowed to preach to people that AGW is a fact, without addressing the “Inconvenient Truth” that AGW is naught but an unproven theory…”
08 October, 2008
…the global warming cycle from 1977 to 1998 is now over and we have entered into a new global cooling period that should last for the next three decades.
“In a Geological Society of America abstract, Dr. Don Easterbrook, Professor of Geology at Western Washington University, presents data showing that the global warming cycle from 1977 to 1998 is now over and we have entered into a new global cooling period that should last for the next three decades. He also suggests that since the IPCC climate models are now so far off from what is actually happening that their projections for both this decade and century must be considered highly unreliable.”
IMPLICATIONS OF PDO, NAO, GLACIAL FLUCTUATIONS, AND SUN SPOT CYCLES FOR GLOBAL CLIMATE IN THE COMING DECADES
06 October, 2008
“AUSTRALIANS are getting bored with climate change, and many still doubt whether it is actually happening, a new survey has revealed.
“Only 46 per cent of Australians said they would take action on climate change if they were in charge of making decisions for Australia, a dip from 55 per cent last year, according to the Ipsos-Eureka Social Research Institute’s third annual climate change survey.”
Aussies ‘bored’ with climate change
05 October, 2008
“…Rational people know that the warming we experience is well within the range of what seems to have been a natural fluctuation over the last ten thousand years. We should keep saying this very loudly.
“Before I start talking about this issue, I would like to put the topic of my today’s speech into the broader perspective. During my visits in the U.S. in the last 19 years, I made speeches on a wide range of topics. There has, however, always been a connection between them. They were all about freedom and about threats endangering it. My today’s speech will not be different. I will try to argue and to convince you that even the global warming issue is about freedom. It is not about temperature or CO2. It is, therefore, not necessary to discuss either climatology, or any other related natural science but the implications of the global warming panic upon us, upon our freedom, our prosperity, our institutions and our legislation. It is part of a bigger story.”
Global Warming Alarmism is Unacceptable and Should be Confronted
By Vaclav Klaus, September, 2008
via Bobby Lane on Watts Up With That?
03 October, 2008
But what would Einstein know?
”If,” Einstein wrote to British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington, “it were proved that this effect does not exist in nature, then the whole theory would have to be abandoned.” (General Theory of Relativity)
(Well… not really… not if there is money and power and misery riding on it being adhered to.)
The idea that human beings have changed and are changing the basic climate system of the Earth through their industrial activities and burning of fossil fuels–the essence of the Greens’ theory of global warming–has about as much basis in science as Marxism and Freudianism. Global warming, like Marxism, is a political theory of actions, demanding compliance with its rules.
Marxism, Freudianism, global warming. These are proof–of which history offers so many examples–that people can be suckers on a grand scale. To their fanatical followers they are a substitute for religion. Global warming, in particular, is a creed, a faith, a dogma that has little to do with science. If people are in need of religion, why don’t they just turn to the genuine article?
The Nonsense of Global Warming
01 October, 2008
“Sunspot counts are at a 50-year low,” says solar physicist David Hathaway of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. “We’re experiencing a deep minimum of the solar cycle.”
But there is more to it than that, and some contention, as Leif Svalgaard weighs in with knowledge and opinion on Watts Up With That? in the thread:
NASA: Sun is “blankety blankest” it’s been in the Space Age
30 September, 2008
Remembering David Archibald’s words (”Our generation has known a warm, giving Sun, but the next generation will suffer a Sun that is less giving, and the Earth will be less fruitful.”) there is a chilly feeling in this extract from his comments today:
“…Given we are now 103 months from the peak of Solar Cycle 23, it now appears too late to get a late 19th century-type outcome for Solar Cycle 24. Out of the 24 named solar cycles, Solar Cycle 24 is now the latest after Solar Cycle 5. It is so late that it is now in no man’s land and its weakness is now more of a consideration than lateness in itself. It is now almost certain that we will be getting a Dalton Minimum-type experience.”
Commenting in Watts Up With That?
Small sunspecks emerging on both solar hemispheres
28 September, 2008
“Unfortunately, many scientists appear to forget that weather and climate also are controlled by nature…
“The stopping of the rise in global average temperature after 2000-2001 indicates that the hypothesis and prediction made by the IPCC need serious revision. I have been suggesting during the last several years that there are at least two natural components that cause long-term climate changes.”
Global warming has paused
We still need to study nature’s contribution to trend
27 September, 2008
The last paragraph of this story concludes that:
“This is marginalizing Gore, and that’s a shock to his ego. Expect his global warming claims and solutions to grow loopier and more extreme as he desperately — and bitterly — tries to cling to his waning, and almost wholly undeserved, relevance.”
Raked Over Coal
By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
26 September, 2008
The Day The Earth Cooled
“The solar wind is slowing, but Al Gore is still spewing hot air. The Oscar winner is promoting civil disobedience to stop energy and economic growth as the first U.S. emissions cap-and-trade program begins.
“Speaking before Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative, junk science advocate Gore called on young people to take the law into their own hands because the climate, he claims, is a-changin’. He told the gathering in New York City that “the world has lost ground to the climate crisis” and the time for action is now.”
New theory predicts the largest ozone hole over Antarctica will occur this month.
Study: Solar Wind Influenced Cosmic Rays Not CFCs Produce Ozone Hole
“A University of Waterloo scientist says that cosmic rays are a key cause for expanding the hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole…”
Exchange Morning Post via ICECAP
Also; see story 21 September, below: All Just A Whole Lot of Ozone…?
Where are the regulators?
And the scandal of reality decoupled from hard science by the carpetbaggers intent on our money continues.
On-ramp the fear; off-ramp the loot…
LOBBYING FOR HIGHER ENERGY PRICES LIKELY TO HARM ALREADY TROUBLED PENSION FUNDS
“State and local pension fund administrators may be breaching their fiduciary obligations to public employee-beneficiaries by promoting or failing to oppose global warming regulation that places portfolio assets at greater risk.”
25 September, 2008
More compelling reasons for reading Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions?
Outsiders familiar with the proper workings of science have long known that modern Climate Science is dysfunctional. Now a prominent insider, MIT Meteorology Professor Richard S. Lindzen, confirms how Al Gore and his minions used Stalinist tactics to subvert, suborn and corrupt a whole branch of science, citing chapter and verse in his report entitled “Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions?” His answer: A resounding “NO!”
American Thinker, September 25, 2008
Corrupted science revealed
Jerome J. Schmitt
24 September, 2008
“If climatologists want people to trust the data they gather and present, having an ISO 8000 certification would go a long way towards providing assurance. Given that entire economies will be affected by policy based on climate data that has been presented, wouldn’t it make sense to at least hold it to the same quality standard as private industry now embraces voluntarily?” – Anthony Watts on Watts Up With That?
Judge that against the paper noted in yesterday’s entry:
Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions?
Richard S. Lindzen – September 19, 2008
Judge it without bias; and draw a balanced conclusion.
(Anger is acceptable.)
23 September, 2008
Richard S. Lindzen – September 19, 2008
“…In particular, we will show how political bodies act to control scientific institutions, how scientists adjust both data and even theory to accommodate politically correct positions, and how opposition to these positions is disposed of.”
(From the abstract)
21 September, 2008
All Just A Whole Lot of Ozone…?
It’s a growing itch beyond annoyance. It is rousing anger. Like red-bright poppies midst the tangled weed of a vacant lot, it calls attention in the media in vague unease.
Were we misled? Worse; were we misled with intent to defraud?
The question was focused when Leif Svalgaard (16:38:20 – Watts Up With That?) wrote: “The current ozone hole is as big as ever [maybe even the biggest ever] but has not grown very much, as you can see yourself by checking the page, so perhaps the CFC ban is helping a bit.”
Damning with faint praise?
It made me ask: “Was the ozone hole gallop just a warm-up for the CO2 stampede? Is terrifying the children the new business model of preference for the carpetbaggers of the world?”
And Pofarmer on Watts Up With That? responded:
“That’s been my theory for a while now. The whole Ozone hole thing showed how the public could be manipulated, then it just had to be ramped up.”
Too late, and pointless, anyway, to go back with spiked clubs and arrest warrants; but not too late to think on: “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” (George Santayana)
Is this history we are repeating with the catastrophic climate change juggernaut?
Are we, in fact, gawping, innocent fools?