A hippie made Israel’s forests burn, GE is taken to the cleaners for cleaning and escaping CO2 puts the cool fizz in Saskatchewan.
It’s the round-up, because you’re worth it.
Part One: Al Gore & Friends
Found him! Al Gore is no longer missing, but he is a long way from Kansas as he tours Asia to talk about global warming. Flying is evil, of course, and it takes a long time to paddle the Pacific, so it’s little wonder the great man was off the grid for a few weeks. Unfortunately for the Goreacle, the Gore Effect tracked him all the way to China.
Not sure what the travel plans are except that he’s scheduled to be in Costa Rica in March. Anyone with travel plans to the area may want to cancel and/or pack a nice warm coat.
Al may be staying away from the US as the new Republican majority attempts to roll back EPA powers and repeal the light bulb ban, but according to the Guardian, Al is still a voice that can make a difference when it comes to persuading the public about climate. The bad news for Gore is that he’s in the company of noted intellectual giants like David Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow rather than the Nobel laureates he used to hang with.
David Suzuki has made his acting debut for a short film about nothing to do with environmentalism and everything to do with why he’s perpetually mad at the US and Canada – the wartime internment camps of his youth. No word on whether the bike he’s riding runs on biofuels or why he plays a Japanese fellow on a BMW R75 in German desert colors. At least it keeps him off the subject of global warming.
Part Two: Hippies, Warmists & Scaremongers
Senator Boxer of California refuses to give up the fight for an activist EPA, even as California fails beneath her. Regular readers have heard about the devastation caused to the Golden State’s farming by the green’s activism to protect the meaningless and not at all tasty delta smelt, now see the effects for yourself:
Global warming muppet Jim Hansen was wrong about the climate in 1986, so why are we still listening today?
Oh noes, the Arctic really is doomed:
Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes.
Wait – that was in 1922.
The UN hates humanity. Yes, that includes you.
There is a campaign to have the UN create a whole new category of crime – ecocide. No, really.
The mask slipped this week and we were given an insight into the very scary world that some climate scientists believe we need to prevent a trace gas essential to life on Earth from contributing to slightly milder weather:
Climate change threatens the future of civilization, but humanity is impotent in effecting solutions . . . Society is verging on a philosophical choice between liberty or life . . . to halt or even slow the disastrous process of climate change we must choose between liberal democracy and a form of authoritarian government by experts, the authors offer up a radical reform of democracy that would entail the painful choice of curtailing our worldwide reliance on growth economies, along with various legal and fiscal reforms
What could possibly go wrong?
Scientists predict that 20% of the world’s glaciers will be gone by 2100. They they only know the location of about 40% of all the world’s glaciers but seem confident that wherever they are, a fifth of them are doomed:
…she and other scientists stress the need to complete the global inventory of the glaciers, which currently only accounts for 40% of the total. “We still don’t know exactly how many glaciers there are in the world,” says Ms. Radic, noting the size and mass of many remote glaciers in North America are not known.
A reminder of something I said a year or more ago:
“If there is another extinction event coming, rest assured the only reason to blame mankind is because someone, somewhere needs a study funded.”
The latest glacier scare counts as an example, no?
At last, some scientists tire of the neo-paganism of Gaia gropers and toss one under the bus.
Even if we stopped all CO2 emissions today, global warming would continue for another 3000 years. In that case, can we have our lightbulbs back?
Soccer star David Beckham is the greenest celebrity, which surprised Tom Nelson who catalogs the thought-free footballer’s climate crimes.
Battle of the box office in London as two plays about global warming are due to open – one presenting a warmist view, the other a skeptical view. Welcome to a post-Climategate night out, hippies.
Greenpeace claim that the Bahamas are in danger from global warming. The press conference was held aboard the diesel powered Arctic Sunrise vessel, which is due to embark on a Gaia-stomping schedule:
The Arctic Sunrise and its crew were recently at a United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico liaising with other Non-Governmental Organisations. Prior to the Cancun conference, the ship was in the Gulf of Mexico assisting with scientific research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest accidental marine oil spill in history. The ship is scheduled to leave Nassau Harbour on Tuesday, when it will set sail for the United States and begin a US tour campaigning for the close of old coal-powered power plants.
Aussie climate change minister Penny Wong is running out of excuses about what causes warming. Pesky planet, not following the narrative.
Tragedy has struck in Australia as people lose lives and property to floods. Global warming has already been blamed of course, but the real culprits are the green activists who put fish before people and blocked a dam project that could have mitigated the damage (see Update 2 at the link):
Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett on Wednesday said he made the interim decision to reject the controversial $1.8 billion plan to dam the Mary River because evidence showed it could kill off endangered species…
Everything causes global warming and nothing can disprove it. Flood or drought, it’s all your fault, all the time:
The warmists are watching us, and rating us and nobody knows quite what the numbers mean. Who would have guessed that number put together by people invested in the global warming hoax would come up with metrics that can’t be replicated, understood or mean anything.
Part Three: Inconvenient Truths
The push for renewables is going to cost every consumer more. A lot more. Let’s hope Michigan doesn’t mind sending a billion dollars to subsidize Illinois wind farms.
The University of Virginia is told it must release documents it holds that are related to Michael ‘Stick’ Mann’s famous hockey stick graph.
USCAP has gone into hibernation, the first step before it is abandoned as a bad idea. Eventually we’ll all look back at organizations like USCAP and wonder what they were thinking.
Corporate welfare bum GE finds itself in an eco-Catch 22 where it was forced to dredge a river it polluted with PCB’s even though the company noted it was safer to leave them in the sediment. Now dredging has started, The Saratoga County Water Authority is suing GE for cost of cleaning up the PCB contamination caused by the work. Maybe NBC should cancel green week this year.
TWAKI has a peek at what we might expect of the climate in 2011. There isn’t much talk of warming, in fact it may be downright chilly.
There is a case for doing nothing about global warming, because warm is better for us than cold ever could be:
The likely effects of global warming are more moderate weather at higher latitudes, more food from greater rainfall and longer growing seasons, and better health for all. Tropical regions are unlikely to be damaged and there will be fewer tropical storms. Commerce will be boosted as new trade routes appear around the formerly ice choked Arctic, which will also become available for oil and gas exploration. Sea-levels could rise a few feet over time (centuries), but you can build a dike around a city or even a country to hold the ocean at bay—there is nothing that can stop an advancing glacier.
Goddard has an impossible graph. Impossible if the warmists are right, that is.
Uh oh, global warming is caused by natural variability, not your commute.
No wonder the FCC wants to control the Internet, it was was the series of tubes that saved us from global warming. Governments can’t have pesky people thinking for themselves… the web must be stopped.
Global warming is the main attraction – we didn’t know it at the time, but the ozone hole scare was the warm-up act. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, try the veal.
Last week the weather service caused a sensation by making the startling claim that it was gagged by government ministers from issuing a cold winter forecast. Instead, a milder than average prediction was made that has been resoundingly ridiculed in one of the worst winters in a century. In an almighty battle to salvage credibility, three British government institutions are embroiled in a new global warming scandal with the BBC mounting a legal challenge to force ministers to admit the truth. Sceptics ask: Is the UK government’s climate propaganda machine finally falling apart?
Greens are trying to fight the rising tide of common sense as the new Republican congress looks to rein in the EPA, but the response is as weak as the science.
Donna Laframboise can find greens behaving badly under just about rock she turns over. This week she exposes a ‘science’ website that loves to publish WWF press releases. There is no evidence to suggest that the Telegraph’s Louise Gray is involved.
Remember when hippies warned America that global warming would cover the continent in snow? Me either.
Greenpeace blamed the raging forest fires in Israel on global warming. And by global warming they meant a Rainbow camp hippie trying to burn her toilet paper. Someone save Gaia from those trying to save Gaia, quick.
Curses, the SCOTUS rejected a claim by gold diggers environmentalists that oil companies were responsible for Hurricane Katrina.
CO2 is harmless in the atmosphere and even in your Coke. In fact it’s only dangerous in high concentrations – which is exactly what green activism resulted in. A vast carbon sequestration project has blown a leak. Will hippies go after Cenovus for emitting CO2 as eagerly as they do the Albertan oilsands?
Part Four: AGW in the News
Canada’s Prime Minister defended the oil sands as an ethical energy choice. Much of downtown Toronto echoed to the sound of hippies screaming. Ezra Levant, the man who opened the door to the ethical oil concept found an example of ethically-challenged journalism and brings the pain.
All your zodiacs are belong to us. Earth is wobbling, which means astrology is unreliable this year – climate scientists may need to turn to Ouija boards for guidance.
SCOTUS may be ruling on the legality of the EPA’s end-run around congress in its attempt to implement climate change policy through regulation. If the EPA lose, America wins.
Global warming may soon be free to plot its deadly deeds without fear of being spied upon by the CIA as the agency’s climate change unit faces the cost-cutting axe.
A family from England claims to have filled just one carrier bag of garbage in a year. Unfortunately for the green family, the carrier bag was plastic and they have been sent to re-education camps. I may have made that last part up, but I’m also pretty sure they’re not being entirely honest – here’s a picture of their back yard:
Mouldering Ted must be spinning in his plus-sized grave – Cape Wind creeps another step toward becoming an unsightly reality.
The Empire State building has agreed to purchase all its power from renewable sources. King Kong was unavailable for comment.
An examinations board in the UK is accused of brainwashing kids with questions and graphs slanted to the global warming hoax.
What happens when the inmates run the insane asylum? This experiment is being run in the UK, where the ultra-green former head of the World Wildlife Fund UK and other global warming activists were put in charge of running the country’s Meteorological Office, the country’s weather department. The Met Office is now embroiled in national scandals — and it has become the likely subject of a Parliamentary Inquiry — because the true believers at the helm appear to have been playing around with the weather.
The undercover cop who went native may have been encouraged to sleep with the hippies he had infiltrated. No wonder he broke.
Grist exhibits the neo-paganism of the global warming cult and wonders if the floods in Queensland are the result of Gaia’s revenge. Delinpole is pretty sure that a lot of the blame lays with warmists.
Part Five: Global Hottie
This week’s hottie is Ms. Jennifer Connelly for no other reason that she just is. She appeared in the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, a green fantasy of being saved from ourselves by Keanu Reeves, or something. She also starred in one of the Hulk reboots, which has a green thing in it, but let’s not hold that against her.
Thanks for reading.