The IPCC gets a global drubbing for peddling recycled WWF glacier-ganda, Al Gore loves astroturf and there’s more green-on-green action than a superbowl between the Eagles and the Jets.
Oh, and Megan Fox is your weekly hottie, so scroll down and get it out of your system now while the links are still fresh.
Part One: Al Gore & Friends
Al Gore is beyond parody. In a post entitled ‘Green Pastors’, Al blogs about ministers that use the environmental agenda to pull in more bums on pews:
“”We actually encourage it as a way to get people into the churches,” said Lee Anne Beres, the executive director of Earth Ministry, a Seattle group founded in 1992 that has guided many area congregations through environmental upgrades over the past decade but has recently emphasized more direct political action for pastors and parishioners. “That is what people are interested in, and I don’t see anything Machiavellian in that.”"
Nothing wrong with a bit of inter-faith cooperation, I guess.
Al Gore takes a lesson in branding from a diminutive musician from the Twin cities and ‘The Phenomenon Formerly Known as Global Warming’ is born. Maybe next Al will carve ‘slave’ onto his cheek too? (satire, as if you didn’t know)
How green is my astroturf? Good question Al, good question. Meanwhile, most letters to the editor these days are far more skeptical in tone.
That ‘settled’ science is looking far more shaky with each revelation from the crooked world of climatology, as this poll shows. Also, for anyone that thought you needed to be smart to be a member of the ‘elite’ the poll provides proof to the contrary. More evidence of this later.
Burning books is never a great idea, although some titles are more tempting than others. Enjoy the video, but forgive them their bad English accents, they tried. Bless ‘em.
The prophet likes the idea of electronics being labeled with information that tells you how quickly your new TV is going to kill a polar bear. Or something.
Harry Reid is to most people a vindictive little bureaucrat that long ago exceeded his Peter Principle potential. But to Al, Dingy Harry is a beacon of hope, and, dare I say it… change? Shame that Al’s best Senate buddy looks like he has an expiry date.
Part Two: AGW Scaremongers
Global warming muppet Jim Hansen, not content with representing the US Government’s support for civil disobedience in the UK, is endorsing a book by wannabe eugenecist Keith Farnish that longs for the return of the stone age. You know, instead of trying to pry iPods from our cold, dead hands, isn’t there some fetish camp for these hippies if what they really want to do is drag chicks around by the hair and bash flints together all day long? Sheesh. More here on NASA’s mad scientist.
The CRU investigation turns into a thin whitewash job, and while there was law-breaking, they’ll walk on a technicality. Which makes Phil Jones into OJ Simpson, or something.
The Mother Nature network rushed to prove that glaciers do still melt, despite the IPCC’s recent embarrassment, but forgets about a basic little something the rest of call ‘winter’ and ‘summer’. Doh!
Oh noes, global warming causes the Thames’ eel population to crash, threatening a popular east ender delicacy. One local was concerned, “‘cor blimey guv’ner, strike a light. Me luvverly jellied eels are all Father Ted? Now we’re proper Donald Ducked, innit?” Help here.
The Royal Society, given a chance to buffer the hapless climate scientists, ducks and passes.
Steve McIntyre, the human kryptonite to warmists, notices that one particularly awkward fallout from Glaciergate is that the science behind the EPA’s finding that CO2 is a toxic danger to life on Earth (yeah, I know) might not meet, er, EPA standards for peer-review. Awkward.
Donna LaFramboise dug into the glaciergate affair, looking for nefarious work from the WWF. And found it, lots of it. She promises to expose Greenpeace next, which has me rubbing my hands together in anticipation.
The green movement has more gates than a place with a lot of gates. Or something. Anyway, say hello to Amazongate. And, no it’s not about a rogue online bookseller.
Call the whaaaaambulance, a warmist without the wit to win in a fair debate blames the nasty well-funded vast global-warming skeptic conspiracy. Which reminds me, Big Oil, your check hasn’t arrived yet. Hello?
Jennifer Marohasy has a linkilicious page of, er, links and wonders when Pachauri will resign and where is Al Gore. And more.
Fun and gates from Jo Nova:
Weather hysteric Gwynne dyer sounds about ready to give up. We can dream, right?
Here’s further proof that elites are often dumber than a bag of hammers. Prince Charles. I rest my case.
Green on green action, the UK’s top climate guy turns on doomsayers, and not in the good way:
I don’t think it’s healthy to dismiss proper scepticism,’ he said. Climate researchers should be less hostile to sceptics who question their predictions… Science grows and improves in the light of criticism. There is a fundamental uncertainty about climate change prediction that can’t be changed.’ He said that the false claim about glaciers in the IPCC report revealed a wider problem with the way that some evidence was presented. ‘Certain unqualified statements have been unfortunate,’ he added. ‘We have a problem in communicating uncertainty. There’s definitely an issue there. If there wasn’t, there wouldn’t be the level of scepticism
This is new, Tom on Tom action. Nelson 4, Friedman 0. Heh.
John Kerry, the other Democrat that was beaten by George W. gets in touch with his inner moonbat and wants warmists to ‘get angry’. Yeah, that’ll help.
We have a potential soul-mate for weepy Bill McKibben, a Canuckian called Mardi Tindal:
“And I said, ‘Doug, I’m weeping for the millions of lives that have been lost as a result of what did and did not happen in Copenhagen,” Ms. Tindal said. “My experience was that I had a place to go with my tears and my lament … It’s an expression of pain for the world’s suffering.”
PETA might not be strictly anything to do with global warming, but they’re extremist lefty moonbats who must be mocked nonetheless. And you won’t find a finer example of a darned good Internet drubbing than this. Read it and whoop.
The BBC’s ‘ethical man’ mused that perhaps the environmental movement wasn’t being helped by all the other leftard groups hitching their various wagons to the parade, and discovers that previous green credentials mean diddly squat if dare question the faithful. His bemusement, it pleases me.
Part Three: Inconvenient Truths
Pop quiz. Which represents a real danger to life on Earth, a trace gas that feeds plants and crops, or a giant tumbling meteor the size of Texas? With Dr. Nobama’s new direction for NASA, good luck offsetting Armageddon. Which gives me an excuse to use this, featuring previous global hottie Arwen Liv Tyler:
A new poll shows that Global Warming is at the top of the list of concerns of the American public. If you hold it upside down, that is.
Mike gets serious about global warming in a thoughtful piece about, um, the seriousness of global warming.
It’s the silt, stupid. Or how climate modelers overlooked mud and land mass creation. Oops.
Will President Obama restore science to its rightful place, as he promised. Good one.
Climategate:USA, coming soon? Well if they can create NCIS: LA, why the hell not?
CBS gets into the cost of climate junkets:
The Scott Brown effect moves faster than Chuck Norris with a commie in his sights. Three Democrats bravely turn their backs and flee the cap and trade Bill, because the threat of not being re-elected is far more real than global warming. Even Boxer thinks it’s over.
NASA finds a bus, just in time to throw the IPCC under it.
Awkardness and glaciergate, a scientist admits he knew the data was junk, but he was ignored. Voodoo science, indeed. The IPCC’s love of disaster pr0n has caught up with them, as wild eyed claims of global doom are revisited and found wanting.
The US Chamber of Commerce lines up the EPA for some legal trouble.
Not too bad for government work, only 40% of the UK government’s climate report is fraudulent. See, IPCC – those are the kind of standards you can only dream of meeting. It’s your must-read of the week.
Ahem. It’s the Sun, stupid.
Nothing says you’re serious about saving the planet like selling carbon credits you took at the point of a gun.
The IPCC report was ‘sexed-up’ so that the USA would sign Kyoto. Science, what science?
Here comes the green-on-green CYA action. A Canadian scientist throws the IPCC under the bus in an attempt to shore up credibility of climate science:
Andrew Weaver, a climatologist at the University of Victoria, says the leadership of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has allowed it to advocate for action on global warming, rather than serve simply as a neutral science advisory body. “There’s been some dangerous crossing of that line,” said Weaver on Tuesday, echoing the published sentiments of other top climate scientists in the U.S. and Europe this week. “Some might argue we need a change in some of the upper leadership of the IPCC, who are perceived as becoming advocates,” he told Canwest News Service. “I think that is a very legitimate question.”
Melting glaciers, meet growing glaciers. It’s like there’s a circle of life, or something.
2008 and 2009 were the coolest years in the USA since 1998.
Part Four: AGW in the News
Another green solution that wasn’t. Make light bulbs more efficient by making them… dimmer?
Windmills, windmills, everywhere. Or not?
T. Boone’s new ads have gotten American Arabs in a uproar, which is pure comedy if you ask me.
Russia TV covers more of the IPCC’s glaciergate trouble, video at the link.
The UK Parliament launches an investigation into Climategate, and might actually have teeth.
Companies with millions invested in biofuel development attack a new study that suggest biofuels are, um, quite crap actually.
Rick Sanchez, the CNN blowhard, skewers the ‘inexcusable’ IPCC glacier claim. what’s next, Jack Cafferty attacking Nancy Pelosi? Wait, he did already?
Surely, this is a sign of the end times.
At least the Sydney Morning Herald hasn’t started taking a skeptical line yet. Wait, what? Oh my.
It’s a billion (with a ‘b’!) dollar hoax, Bolt says so.
Kallyvornyans are starting to smell the rotten economy and wonder if leading the world in environmental standards is really all that smart.
The IPCC finds a devastating argument to silence their critics, ‘we’re only human’. I’m speechless, I thought the science was settled, that to question it was voodoo science and denial because these guys were steely eyed missile men of the exalted PhD clan.
Save the polar bears. Oh wait, they seem to be saving themselves.
The Daily Express and the climate con. Ouch, headlined on the front page.
Phil Jones and the motley CRU are found guilty of hiding their data. But they escape punishment because of a technicality. Odds of Jones returning to his old job, 0%.
Part Five: Global Hottie
This week’s hottie is constantly at the top of list’s of hotties, and who am I to buck a trend? I was leaning toward bring you Liv Tyler, who was in Armageddon, a disaster movie. Instead, welcome Megan Fox, who was in a disaster of a movie. See, it’s all linked in the great scheme of things. And, here’s a link for regular round-up readers Tracy and Paua, just this once.
Thanks for reading.