Part TWO: UN Data shows ‘Warming has Stopped!’ – Climate Fears Called ‘Hogwash’ – ‘Global Carbon Tax’ Urged
December 3, 2008
Posted By Marc Morano – 4:34 PM – Marc_Morano@EPW.Senate.Gov
Part TWO: UN Data shows ‘Warming has Stopped!’ – Climate Fears Called ‘Hogwash’ – ‘Global Carbon Tax’ Urged
Aussie Scientist Says ‘No relationship between CO2 and temperature’
Read Part One of this Report here:
"It seems a bit odd" - Excerpt: The best fit linear trend since 2002 is about 0.025°C/year of cooling, and at this rate we will have met the Kyoto target of 1990 temperature in just two years without having done anything! ... If the Kyoto target of 1990 global temperature will be met in just two years in spite of the continued increase in CO2 emissions, doesn't it seem a bit odd that the world leaders are willing to sacrifice the global economy to reduce CO2 emissions as though CO2 emissions reductions, and not global temperature stabilization, was the objective of the Kyoto Protocol?" Norm Kalmanovitch, email to Benny Peiser, CCNet
See a number of comments from Christopher Monckton here - December 01, 2008
Saving the Planet? Carbon Dioxide Levels - [Climate Researcher Lord Christopher Monckton:] It is interesting that true believers in the new imperialist religion that is “global warming” blithely make statements, such as “Your work has been discredited by leading climate scientists”, but without providing a single reference to any paper in the peer-reviewed literature that refutes my conclusions as published in Physics and Society for July 2008.
The Global Warming Thought Police Are Here – Dissenters labeled ‘Traitors’ – December 1, 2008
Excerpt: But for the left, massive government intervention to combat global warming has become such a doctrine of faith that no dissent is to be tolerated. So last week when the White House reminded mayors from around the nation to lodge their opinions with the EPA, the Center for American Progress labeled the effort ‘Treason‘.
Excerpt: The last sentence in the above extract from the conclusions that “The roles of vegetation growth feedbacks and land-use change cannot be ignored when projecting future changes in hydrologic processes and climate”, and the conclusion in the abstract that “Land-use change has been strongest in tropical regions, and its contribution [to runoff] is substantially larger than that of climate change” reinforces the conclusions presented, for example, inPielke Sr., R.A., 2005: Land use and climate change. Science, 310, 1625-1626.
Heliogenic Climate Change: A depressing prospect – December 2, 2008
Excerpt: ...These unnecessary and destructive actions can be undone in years to come when reality intrudes and it becomes obvious that the AGW scam is the biggest hoax in scientific history, but untold damage will be done in the meantime. Ecotheists have been trying to bring down the American economy and return us to the Stone Age for decades. They may have succeeded. And that's the memo.
BOOKS: Money being made from warming scare – Washington Times - December 2, 2008
Excerpt: RED HOT LIES: HOW GLOBAL WARMING ALARMISTS USE THREATS, FRAUD AND DECEPTION TO KEEP YOU MISINFORMED By Christopher C. Horner Regnery, $27.95, 407 pages
REVIEWED BY LARRY THORNBERRY: Christopher C. Horner has deconstructed global-warming alarmism before, but in "Red Hot Lies," he focuses on how the global-warming industry, with huge money and power on the line, defends itself and perpetuates its beliefs.
China is also asking the richest countries to commit to donating 1% of their gross domestic product to help poor countries fight global warming.
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Will the U.N. Chill Out on Climate Change? - December 2, 2008
By Indur M Goklany, Ph.D, who has represented the United States at the International Panel on Climate Change and in the negotiations leading to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Excerpt: I examine this issue in a refereed paper to be published in Energy & Environment. The abstract reads: Mortality estimates for the year 2000 from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate, however, that a dozen other risk factors contribute more to global mortality and global burden of disease. Moreover, the state-of-the-art British-sponsored fast track assessments (FTAs) of the global impacts of climate change show that through 2085-2100, climate change would contribute less to human health and environmental threats than other risk factors. Climate change is, therefore, unlikely to be the 21st century’s most important environmental problem.
UK Labour Pary Councillor Dissents: ‘Global warming is a huge fiction’ – November 18, 2008
(bio on Evans here)
Global warming discussion likened to ‘religious service’ – By UK’s Nigel Lawson's speech before the House of Lords given on November 17, 2008.
Excerpt: It is possible that I have had slightly more influence in that way on affairs than by speaking in this House. That is not the only reason why I have not spoken previously in this House on the Bill. The other reason is that I felt that it was unbecoming for an unbeliever to take part in a religious service, which is what all this is really about.
Excerpt: Where are the Facts? The Republican Study Committee of Colorado (RSCC) challenges President-elect Obama to provide any evidence that the opinions he cited in his first major policy statement on global warming are based in reality. RSCC chairman, Rep. Kevin Lundberg, said "It sounded more like something a Hollywood speech writer would put together for a movie script, rather than a serious policy statement for a president-elect.”
Environmentalism's Appropriation of Christianity – December 2, 2008
Excerpt: Eco-Christology is not the central belief system of the environmental movement. Central movement myths are: industrial pollution is destroying the Earth; the wilderness can withstand no more human incursion; there are too many people; technology is out of control; there is an ecological crisis, etc. The environmental movement is not merely trying to get preachers to embrace these myths. They want preachers, teachers, professors, journalists, editors, baristas, barbers, and bartenders to embrace these myths.
By Alexander Bedritsky, the head of the Russian hydrometeorological service.
Excerpt: He said that a number of theories existed including that there could be a period of global cooling linked to the sun's activity. "None of the hypotheses can either be checked or discarded," he said. "There is an opinion that Europe will freeze should the Gulf Stream disappear. I do not share such unequivocal opinions," Bedritsky said.
Now Available! The CO2 Skeptics Handbook - December 1st 2008
Excerpt: Take time out to look at this link by Joanna Nova, it's a 15 page download full of facts, graphs & pictures and very well presented, you should email the link for others to read.
- Carmi Times - Nov 21, 2008
Stubborn glaciers fail to retreat, awkward polar bears continue to multiply – November 23, 2008
Excerpt: Do you want to position yourself as a humanitarian concerned with the grandest issue of the planet’s survival20and capture the high ground as a defender of the interests of humanity? If so, embrace global warming. And if you seek even a higher level, allow global warming to be your new religion.
By Statistician Dr. Richard Mackey - Excerpt: This is a most curious reference. It means that Gore is advocating the abandonment of the IPCC doctrine and barracking for the study and understanding of climate dynamics that ignores totally the IPCC/AWG doctrine and focuses on all the other variables, especially how climate dynamics are driven by atmospheric/oceanic oscillations, the natural internal dynamics of the climate system and the role of the Sun in climate dynamics.
Excerpt: The exceptional conditions, including 60cm (23in) of snow on Alpine slopes and even more in the Pyrenees, has given a much needed boost to the ski industry after claims that global warming could devastate its multibillion-pound business. “This is nature's way of cocking a snook at the experts,” said Christian Rochette, the director of Ski France International, the tourist body for French resorts.
Despite extreme cold, 'stories about global warming have not stopped' - The Australian – November 29, 2008
Excerpt: ABC board member Keith Windschuttle said yesterday the national broadcaster was in breach of its charter to provide a diversity of views. "The ABC and the Fairfax press rarely provide an opportunity for global warming sceptics to put their view," Mr Windschuttle said. "The science is not settled. "We are seeing an increasing number of people with impeccable scientific backgrounds questioning part or whole of the story. I don't believe the ABC has been reflecting the genuine diversity of the debate.
Sudden cold weather endangers sea turtles; many being rescued – November 27, 2008
Glaciers in Norway Growing Again – November 27, 2008
Excerpt: It's clear now that the earth has been cooling for the past decade, to the sorrow of the special pleaders and despite everything Al can do about it.
153 record low temperature records set in the US - November 26, 2008
Excerpt: During the week beginning Nov 19, 153 record low temperature records set in the US
Doomed: Over-200-whales-trapped-in-canadian-ice – November 22, 2008
Environmentalists 'outraged over 'review of science'? – November 27, 2008
Warming to 'suppress locust plagues' -- Some locust plagues don't like it hot - environment - 26 November 2008 - New Scientist
Excerpt: It's not often we can report on some good news associated with climate change. But it seems that warming temperatures could give welcome respite to farmers - in China, at least - by suppressing locust plagues.
Global-warming experts say more warmth would 'be beneficial for the world'- November 24, 2008
Excerpt: a group of global-warming experts, made up mainly of university economists and anthropologists, is pushing the notion that global warming might not be an unmitigated disaster, especially for certain northerly regions, such as Canada, Russia and Scandinavia. On the whole, moderate climate change of two degrees Celsius will likely be beneficial for the world, says anthropologist Benny Peiser, of John Moores University England.
Stop the warming! Ban Coke! – November 27, 2008
Excerpt: The concept of carbon dioxide producing the greenhouse effect continues to be promoted. Charles Keeling 50 Years of Continuous Measurement of CO2 on Mauna Loa 1025 Figure 7: Known calibrating and other errors documented in the early measurements of C. Keeling compared to the chemical standard (in red). The historical measurements prior to Mauna Loa in red (dashed line show average counter), the
Mauna Loa data in blue. […] Despite of all this, the IPCC continues to argue that we have a full enough understanding of the carbon cycle to enable computer scenarios resulting in a 90 % confidence for a heated climate future of the world! Yet Russian experts in particular predict a new little ice age up to 2030 deducted from astrophysical cycles.
Excerpt: Informed voters support conservation and alternative energy. But they know fossil and nuclear fuels created health and living standards unprecedented in history. […] Punishing poor families in the name of speculative climate chaos is insane. We need to bring sanity and compassion back to our energy policies. Drill, mine and use American energy. Demand that politicians and environmentalists end their war on poor families.
Poznan Puffery – UN Climate Conference – By Chris Horner - December 1, 2008
Excerpt: favorite line already emerging as the Poznan talks on Kyoto II kick off this week is that Kyoto I is obviously a success because emissions among covered parties are down 17 percent “since 1990.” […] When West Germany unified with East Germany, the flat-lining economy of the latter allowed the EU-15 (“Europe” for Kyoto purposes) to claim massive CO2 reductions on its carbon balance sheet — an equivalent factor to the UK’s post-1990 dash-to-gas in explaining Europe’s collective emission “reduction.” The other part that they slip in is redefining “Europe” for Kyoto II as the EU-25 (those 25 of the EU-27 who are covered in some way by Kyoto’s promises), the new additions being more of those post-Soviet economic basketcases that have even now not yet recovered to their old levels.
Paper: ‘Could a world recession actually help the climate?’ - Der Spiegel – December 1, 2008
Excerpt: Just as the world gathers in Poland to come up with a new climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol, the global financial meltdown threatens to torpedo the effort. But could a world recession actually help the climate?
A Warm-Monger's Climate Scare Tactic Demolished - Below is an exchange at CCNet between Climate Alarmist Andrew Glikson and Paul Biggs. Glikson lays out a case that sounds solid if one doesn't know how weak it truly is. Dr. Biggs does what I lacked the time to do since it posted; demolishes it completely. (Timothy Birdnow)
Junkscience Journalism: Sea Level Trends in South Pacific - The Earth’s climate is very complex and well beyond the understanding of even the best scientists. The forces “creating” the climate can be powerful, natural, unknown, and interacting in both complex and unknown ways. These forces involve the sun and the many variations of the solar production of radiant heat and light, the variations in solar magnetic fields, variations in sunspots production rates, the solar wind and its interaction between cosmic radiation and interactions with the Earth’s magnetic field. Furthermore there are strong and mostly unexplainable variations in movements of oceanic tides and current variations, about which we also know little. With so much that is unknown and with so much uncertainty about the climate, one would expect that global warming scientists and their swarms supporters in the media, academia, and the political leadership, would be a little cautious, even humble at making sweeping and profound statements of their rigid certitudes. (Michael R. Fox, Hawaii Reporter)
Bill Clinton Puts Global Warming Threat Ahead of Terrorism – December 3, 2008
Excerpt: Speaking at Tuesday's opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative Summit in Hong Kong… Clinton kept his speakers and audience, which included "11 former and current heads of state," focused on climate change and green economics.
Excerpt: …more than 400 colleges, universities, high schools and K-8 schools around the country (also churches, synagogues, mosques, libraries, civic organizations and businesses) have signed on to participate.
Excerpt: All these stupid conferences should be cancelled.
By Dr Art Raiche, former Chief Research Scientist with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), who was awarded the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) Gold Medal in 2006, established the a consortium for research in electromagnetic modeling and inversion. Bio Link:
Excerpt: DOES society benefit from a fear-driven science-funding policy that threatens the livelihood of scientists with the courage to argue against “orthodox” and established “beyond doubt” views on climate? The media drives this fear with increasingly hysterical messages that the earth is getting hotter, that this is being caused by human CO2 emissions and, that without radical social and economic surgery, we will face a myriad of global catastrophes, the like of which have not been seen since the dawn of our history. We are told that all serious scientists agree with this and that those few who dissent are either charlatans or are funded by the fossil fuel companies. Other dissenters are regarded on a par with creationists, Holocaust deniers or supporters of tobacco companies.
Russian Scientist: ‘Protracted cooling period will begin’ – December 3, 2008
Excerpt: Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov the head of the Space Research Laboratory at the Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory, a man at the pinnacle of Russia’s space-oriented scientific establishment, is a strong critic of manmade CO2 as driving global warming. The Deniers presents his observation that parallel global warmings on Mars and Earth can only be due to a long term change in solar irradiance. He has identified a 200 year cycle in solar activity that has peaked and is now decreasing. He believes that a protracted cooling period will begin in the period 2012-2015 leading to a deep freeze around 2055-60, similar to that of the Little Ice Age. His hypothesis is now the focus of Russian experiments on the International Space Station. Project Astrometria has been given high priority by the Russian and Ukrainian Academies of Science to try to identify the likely duration and depth of the predicted global cooling period.
Save the Environment, Stop the Emissions Trading Scheme - December 3, 2008
By Jennifer Marohasy - Chair, Australian Environment Foundation
Claim of 'first mammal to become extinct due to warming' easily debunked - December 3, 2008
Excerpt: Professor Williams, director of James Cook University’s Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change, has since gone on ABC’s The World Today to find an unexpectedly sceptical welcome. Note how fast the claims collapse or become tentative when the most basic questions are[asked]...
ANNIE GUEST: Well therefore is it responsible to make these comments at this time, is it, could it be seen as premature? [….] Williams: …”we had made no claim that it had gone extinct ever. because it’s just as serious if it hasn’t gone extinct.
By Astronomer Dr. Ian Wilson, who collaborates with researchers at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, specializes in astrophysics research, and was a former operations astronomer at the Hubble Space Telescope Institute in Baltimore, MD. Excerpt: "Abstract: A parameter that is indicative of the peak planetary tidal forces acting upon the Sun, i.e., changes in the alignment of Jupiter, at the time of inferior and superior conjunctions of Venus and Earth, naturally exhibits characteristics that either mimic or replicate five of the main properties of the solar cycle. These properties include: the Schwabe cycle; the Hale cycle; the Gnevyshev-Ohl rule; the extended solar cycle; and the sunspot cycle's inherent memory. We believe that this result strongly supports the proposal by Hung (2007) that the solar sunspot cycle is being influenced by variations in the planetary tidal forces acting on the Sun. This conclusion is supported by the fact that over the last thousand years, every time the peak planetary tidal forces acting upon the Sun are at their weakest, there has been a period of low solar activity known as a Grand Solar Minimum. ...
Reality Check on Claim that Climate Change Is Now Allegedly the Main Driver of Natural Disasters
Excerpt: A better interpretation of the results would be that a world that has been hammered incessantly by a global warming fear campaign, but which has yet to see any actual warming, has developed a healthy skepticism. That same world has also had a good look at the reality of current economic difficulties and found them more pressing than speculative disasters.
Read Part One of this Report here:
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