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Archive for December 28th, 2008
Posted by iusbvision on December 28, 2008
Welcome Climate Progress Readers – Welcome Huffington Post Readers
UPDATE - Editor’s Note – First and foremost – I consider it an honor that our site is named in the top 10 global warming stories of 2008. Anti-Science (and anti First Amendment) global warming alarmists are out in force to smear and this time we are the target. One of those outfits who’s alarmism and lies are reaching near panic proportions are these jokers at Climate Progress who not only claim to have a monopoly on the truth, but smeared this very site and why…because we QUOTED the article below from a top British newspaper. I am not surprised that these people didn’t dare link another article where we QUOTED some of the recent data sets from the University of Alabama and the UK’s Hadley Center which show that since 2002 the Earth has been in a slight cooling trend (indeed other data sets show the trend starting in 1998).
With a name like “climate progress” it is not a surprise that you would expect to find all the science that is politically inconvenient to an agenda of central control goes ignored and they have the chutzpa to call anyone who disagrees with them “anti-science”. When ever people like “Climate Progress” are confronted with data sets that they find inconvenient for their agenda they cover their ears and start in with the hate and smears. Their rhetoric is so alarmist, hateful and over the top that most thinking Americans will have no problem figuring out what they are all about in minutes. Of course the alarmists have made themselves famous by making death threats and other fear mongering. Those who are interested in the science where ever it leads are too ethical to bother with such tactics.
Maybe the global warming alarmists will start sending some of their death threats to the Europeans now. So much for consensus. Enjoy this excerpt from yesterday’s UK Telegraph:
2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved
By Christopher Booker
Last Updated: 5:51PM GMT 27 Dec 2008
The first, on May 21, headed “Climate change threat to Alpine ski resorts” , reported that the entire Alpine “winter sports industry” could soon “grind to a halt for lack of snow”. The second, on December 19, headed “The Alps have best snow conditions in a generation” , reported that this winter’s Alpine snowfalls “look set to beat all records by New Year’s Day”.
Easily one of the most important stories of 2008 has been all the evidence suggesting that this may be looked back on as the year when there was a turning point in the great worldwide panic over man-made global warming. Just when politicians in Europe and America have been adopting the most costly and damaging measures politicians have ever proposed, to combat this supposed menace, the tide has turned in three significant respects.
First, all over the world, temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the scare. Last winter, as temperatures plummeted, many parts of the world had snowfalls on a scale not seen for decades. This winter, with the whole of Canada and half the US under snow, looks likely to be even worse. After several years flatlining, global temperatures have dropped sharply enough to cancel out much of their net rise in the 20th century.
Ever shriller and more frantic has become the insistence of the warmists, cheered on by their army of media groupies such as the BBC, that the last 10 years have been the “hottest in history” and that the North Pole would soon be ice-free – as the poles remain defiantly icebound and those polar bears fail to drown. All those hysterical predictions that we are seeing more droughts and hurricanes than ever before have infuriatingly failed to materialise.
Secondly, 2008 was the year when any pretence that there was a “scientific consensus” in favour of man-made global warming collapsed. At long last, as in the Manhattan Declaration last March, hundreds of proper scientists, including many of the world’s most eminent climate experts, have been rallying to pour scorn on that “consensus” which was only a politically engineered artefact, based on ever more blatantly manipulated data and computer models programmed to produce no more than convenient fictions.
Thirdly, as banks collapsed and the global economy plunged into its worst recession for decades, harsh reality at last began to break in on those self-deluding dreams which have for so long possessed almost every politician in the western world. As we saw in this month’s Poznan conference, when 10,000 politicians, officials and “environmentalists” gathered to plan next year’s “son of Kyoto” treaty in Copenhagen, panicking politicians are waking up to the fact that the world can no longer afford all those quixotic schemes for “combating climate change” with which they were so happy to indulge themselves in more comfortable times.
Suddenly it has become rather less appealing that we should divert trillions of dollars, pounds and euros into the fantasy that we could reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 80 per cent. All those grandiose projects for “emissions trading”, “carbon capture”, building tens of thousands more useless wind turbines, switching vast areas of farmland from producing food to “biofuels”, are being exposed as no more than enormously damaging and futile gestures, costing astronomic sums we no longer possess.
Posted by iusbvision on December 28, 2008
As we have reported before, the global cooling trend since 1998 is continuing.
Roger Helmer from the European Parliament comments:
This graph shows average global temperature records for the last five [to 6.5 years] years from two of the world’s most respected meteorological institutes, the UK’s Hadley Centre, and the University of Alabama in the US. Both show a clear downward trend, and the graph contrasts that trend explicitly with the rising trend of atmospheric CO2. So we have two conclusions: first of all, Al Gore’s alarmist predictions of rapidly accelerating temperatures, run-away warming and imminent Armageddon are just plain wrong, with each year that passes adding more nails to the coffin of his disaster movie. Second, the supposed correlation between atmospheric CO2 levels and temperature just does not exist. For years, temperatures have been falling while CO2 levels have risen.
The alarmists will try to explain this by calling on short-term effects which temporarily disrupt a long-term warming trend. But some scientists who accept the alarmist position are now suggesting that these “short-term effects” could continue for another ten years. How many decades have to pass before they recognise that they got it wrong, and that our climate mitigation policies represent a worse economic disaster than the current financial crisis?
ABC’s John Stossel on global warming alarmism:
Global Warming Alarmists Using Death Threats: