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THE FOOL ON THE HILL AND HOLOCAUST DENIAL

Posted by Andrew Roman on June 25, 2010

On the inside of the gatefold of the Beatles American LP “Songs, Pictures And Stories Of The Fabulous Beatles,” the narrative of the band’s young 21-year old bassist, Paul McCartney, starts this way:

Paul is sometimes called the “Nut Beatle” or “Beatle Nut” because he is the zaniest of the group.

Whether that was actually true or not is a matter for Beatleologists.

What is for certain, forty-six years later, is that the “Nut Beatle” isn’t zany at all. Rather, the ever-wrinkling “cute one” is a bona fide “shut up and sing” archaic hippie moron with a disgusting and warped sense of values. He is not only reaffirming to the world that even the greatest of musical geniuses can have the emptiest of heads, he is further showing himself to be an insensitive mental oaf in his (almost) old age. That he also worships the most incompetent American President since James Earl Carter only emphasizes his oblivion.

The crotchety old songsmith from Liverpool – who once wrote a song called “Freedom” in response to the 9/11 attacks (a song that was harshly ridiculed by left and has all but been banished from the face of the earth since then) – has already disgraced himself in recent weeks by insulting a former American President on American soil while receiving an award from the American government.

Such class.

Well the “Beatle Nut” has brilliantly advanced his own cause toward immortalized irrepressible idiocy by comparing those who don’t buy into the global warming myth to those who deny the Holocaust.

Yes, the fool on the hill is saying that to deny the unproven, unsubstantiated, ever-crumbling claims that the world is in danger from rising temperatures due to human activity is akin to denying the most well-documented atrocity in human history.

To this day, there is not a stitch of proof – only agenda-driven theory, scattered supposition, wishful leftist thinking and fear-mongering – that human beings are not only causing the planet’s temperature to rise, but that we are putting the planet in danger by doing so. Yet, proof of the Holocaust exists in abundance. To deny it would be like denying the existence of the sun.

From Fox News:

Sir Paul McCartney just can’t let it be.

The former Beatle predicted in an interview that the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico might expedite a move to cleaner, renewable energy sources in the world.

Sir Paul could have stopped while he was ahead, but McCartney went on to compare people who don’t believe in global warming to “those who don’t believe there was a Holocaust.”

“Sadly we need disasters like this to show people,” McCartney said in an exclusive interview with The Sun. “Some people don’t believe in climate warning — like those who don’t believe there was a Holocaust.”

McCartney continued, “But the facts indicate that there’s something going on and we’ve got to be aware of it if we want our kids to inherit a decent world, not a complete nightmare of a planet — clean, renewable energy is for starters.”

Sir Paul is obviously among the many deep thinking hysterics on the left who believe that temperatures are naturally static, with little fluctuation. I would ask him: What temperature should it be right now, Sir Paul? And how would he explain the melting of all the Ice Age ice thousands of years before the advent of the Hummer?

To begin with, the planet is not in a warming cycle.

Even Phil Jones – the Maharishi of the man-made global warming hoax – admitted that during the last fifteen years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming.

As I wrote in February:

There is not one scintilla of data (i.e., evidence) showing that CO2 causes temperatures to rise, as asserted by the likes of King Hysteric, Al Gore. In fact, a closer look at King Gore’s famous hockey stick charts purportedly showing that increased CO2 levels trigger temperature boosts actually suggests that the opposite may be the case.

There is not a neutron’s worth of scientific evidence that human activity is causing temperatures to go up, nor is there anything to back up the claims that the planet is in danger. Every so-called bit of proof put forth by the enviro-fascists is either inconclusive, irrelevant, anecdotal or an outright misrepresentation. There is nothing – repeat nothing – scientific about the so-called causes of global warming and the so-called effects of such warming, nor is there anything of any kind proving that human beings are contributing anything to such phenomena.

It’s all nonsense

But even if there was some sort of warming trend, so what?

Temperatures fluctuate all the time. There have been plenty of warming periods in this planet’s history as well as plenty of cooling trends. It is the height of arrogance – and ignorance – to think that human beings can have such a major impact on global temperatures. If we so desired – if the very existence of humanity depended on it – no matter how we might try, we do not have the ability to raise the earth’s temperature in any significant way.

But the bigger issue here is equating the denial of something that is, at best, scientifically questionable – a left-wing movement riddled with scandal, manipulation and outright deceit – with the denial of something as provable (and abhorrent) as the Holocaust.

To deny the greatest documented evil of all – the Holocaust – is itself evil.

Thus, to equate the denial of man-made global warming to Holocaust denial is to say that disagreeing with the likes of Al Gore, Ed Begley Jr. and Paul McCartney is evil.

It not only trivializes Holocaust denial, it is the ultimate insult to those whose lives were impacted by the Holocaust.

It is shameless.

Not that anyone is paying much attention, mind you.

Rest assured, however, had McCartney compared the denial of God to denial of the Holocaust, he certainly would have gotten play in the lamestream media.

McCartney without a guitar or piano is much like Barack Obama without a teleprompter.

Incidentally, the lyrics to the now extinct song Freedom are:

This is my right
A right given by God
To live a free life
To live in freedom

Talkin’ about freedom
I’m talkin’ ’bout freedom
I will fight
For the right
To live in freedom

The left hated that song.
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MAJORITY OF TV WEATHERMEN: MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING IS A CROCK

Posted by Andrew Roman on May 18, 2010

Someone ought to explain to both the enviro-fascists and global warming hysterians that a “greener” world will necessitate warmer temperatures. Generally speaking, plants, grass and trees have a predilection to “green up” when the mercury rises.

That’s sort of the whole concept behind spring and summer. (Note that crops – such as food – have a penchant for growing better in the summer time).

Go figure.

Oddly enough, corn, wheat, tomatoes and soy beans have high failure rates as winter crops. (The Earth has a tendency to be less kind to crops when the ground is cold).

It’s nuts, I know.

Perhaps the enviro-wackjobs might want to modify their battle cry from “Go Green!” to something more befitting, like “Go Brown!” or “Go Gray!”

And while there are many who do, in fact, believe the earth is warming to some extent, an ever-increasing number of folks do not think human activity is the cause of it – and that includes nearly seven in ten television meteorologists across the United States.

Seventy percent.

How’s that for an “ouch”?

Johnny Simpson at Digital Journal writes:

A recent CBS News report revealed a startling statistic: While more than half of all TV meteorologists believe global warming is occurring, less than a third believe it is caused by human activity.

And why exactly is that so “startling”?

I suppose for the same reason it continues to shock the mainstream media to learn that the majority of Americans support the new Arizona immigration law.

Libs live in a bubble.

Or maybe they simply never knew there were this many barbarians (i.e., conservatives, clear thinkers, patrons of common sense, etc.) out there.

From CBS News via Breitbart TV comes some surprising news: a joint George Mason University and University of Texas survey of TV meteorologists in America reveals that while more than half (54 percent) believe global warming is happening, less than a third (31 percent) believe it is caused by human activity, specifically man-made carbon emissions as determined by the IPCC and others.

TV weatherman Dan Satterfield, who was interviewed by CBS News for this report, is in the minority of TV weathermen and women who believe global warming is caused by human actions. “It used to be a mountain of evidence, and now it is a mountain range of evidence,” Mr. Satterfield told CBS News. “You put greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and the planet’s going to warm up. That’s a said and done fact.”

It’s also a fact that if one guzzles two gallons of bleach, he or she will most likely die. Or that if one naps on a subway track, he or she has an excellent chance of being killed by a train. Just because swallowing bleach and catnapping on train tracks can kill doesn’t mean it is a societal problem. The amount of “greenhouse gas” (i.e., carbon dioxide) being put into the atmosphere by humans is so infinitesimal as to be statistically irrelevant. There is simply no iron-clad proof of any kind – not a scintilla of evidence – that human beings are not only causing temperatures to rise but that in doing so, they are placing the planet in peril.

None.

However, San Diego TV weathercaster and Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman begged to differ with Mr. Satterfield’s conclusions. “Everything they (GW scientists) do is based on carbon dioxide being a pollutant, a greenhouse gas. So if that is wrong, and I know it is, all of the others (conclusions) fall by the wayside.” Former NASA climate scientist Roy Spencer agreed with Mr. Coleman. “It’s my view that most global warming has been natural,” Mr. Spencer told CBS News. “Nature is perfectly capable of producing its own global warming and cooling.”

It in inconceivable to the purveyors of common sense that human beings could have such a catastrophic effect on the climate as to actually affect weather patterns. How exactly? If humanity wanted to – if we made it our mission to purposely warm the world in an attempt to thwart a coming Ice Age – we wouldn’t be able to make a dent. We could run every automobile until they were blue in the fenders – fly every airplane, keep every smokestack from every factory pumping out endless plumes of smoke – and the winters would still come, the rains would still fall and sun would still set in the West.

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MORE POLLUTION! THE EARTH NEEDS IT!

Posted by Andrew Roman on April 20, 2010

It's his fault!

From the “Huh?” file …

I know I’ve said this before, as have many others, but if the radical environmental movement continues on its current path, the “parody” industry will surely go bankrupt. The unemployment lines will swell disproportionately with the ranks of out-of-work comedy writers, disenfranchised satirists and down-on-their-luck stand-up jokesters. Publications like “The Onion” could go extinct.

For example, there was a time when someone could say “global warming causes global cooling,” and it was considered absurdly funny.

Today, it is accepted as reality by the environmentally hysterical.

Long ago, when the Maharishi of myth, Al Gore, would arrive for a lecture on global warming in sub-zero temperatures, it was hilariously ironic.

Today, it is explained away as a natural consequence of man-made climate change.

Each day, it seems, new paths to the inevitable catastrophe awaiting us all come to light.

The latest cause of the planet’s rapid approach to a steady boil is none other than that old planet-killing stand-by, pollution.

But it’s not what you think.

The rub here is not that there is too much pollution, but that there is too little.

Eli Kintisch of the Los Angeles Times says cleaner air could speed up the global warming process:

You’re likely to hear a chorus of dire warnings as we approach Earth Day, but there’s a serious shortage few pundits are talking about: air pollution. That’s right, the world is running short on air pollution, and if we continue to cut back on smoke pouring forth from industrial smokestacks, the increase in global warming could be profound.

Cleaner air, one of the signature achievements of the U.S. environmental movement, is certainly worth celebrating. Scientists estimate that the U.S. Clean Air Act has cut a major air pollutant called sulfate aerosols, for example, by 30% to 50% since the 1980s, helping greatly reduce cases of asthma and other respiratory problems.

But even as industrialized and developing nations alike steadily reduce aerosol pollution — caused primarily by burning coal — climate scientists are beginning to understand just how much these tiny particles have helped keep the planet cool. A silent benefit of sulfates, in fact, is that they’ve been helpfully blocking sunlight from striking the Earth for many decades, by brightening clouds and expanding their coverage. Emerging science suggests that their underappreciated impact has been incredible.

I promise you this is not a leftover post from the 1st of April.

I have not (to the best of my knowledge) had any heavy narcotics slipped into my single-serving fruit cup.

I am not an animal.

Apparently, we never knew how good we had it when we had more of a devil-may-care approach to pollution.

As a child, I gave a hoot and didn’t pollute. Little did I know I was turning up the burner on Mother Earth.

I never realized how much of a bastard I really am.

Damn you, Woodsy Owl!!!

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MORE DEBUNKING – NASA AND GLOBAL WARMING

Posted by Andrew Roman on March 31, 2010

From the “Keep Kicking Them When They’re Down” file …

How often have you heard someone ask something akin to: “They can land a man on the moon, but how come they can’t figure out how to get the wheels on a shopping cart to work right?”

Or: “Sure, they can send rovers to Mars, but how come no one can figure out how to get a stupid voting machine to punch holes in ballots correctly?”

Everyone has lamented the seemingly archaic state of some technologies while other scientific advances have literally rocketed man into space.

Perplexing.

Enter the National Aeronautics and Space Administration - (NASA).

Sure, they are terrific at putting humans on the lunar surface, sending space shuttles into orbit around the Earth to conduct a myriad of critical experiments, placing remote control land rovers on the Martian terrain, and launching probes that travel through the solar system and beyond; but when it comes to keeping track of surface temperatures, not so much.

In what is yet another blow (how many is that now?) to the religion of man-made global warming, it seems that the record keeping at NASA has been a downright mess, making the fiasco of ClimateGate almost pale by comparison.

Blake Snow of Fox News writes:

NASA was able to put a man on the moon, but the space agency can’t tell you what the temperature was when it did. By its own admission, NASA’s temperature records are in even worse shape than the besmirched Climate-gate data.

E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) — the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails — and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center.

The e-mails from 2007 reveal that when a USA Today reporter asked if NASA’s data “was more accurate” than other climate-change data sets, NASA’s Dr. Reto A. Ruedy replied with an unequivocal no. He said “the National Climatic Data Center’s procedure of only using the best stations is more accurate,” admitting that some of his own procedures led to less accurate readings.

“My recommendation to you is to continue using NCDC’s data for the U.S. means and [East Anglia] data for the global means,” Ruedy told the reporter.

“NASA’s temperature data is worse than the Climate-gate temperature data. According to NASA,” wrote Christopher Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute who uncovered the e-mails. Horner is skeptical of NCDC’s data as well, stating plainly: “Three out of the four temperature data sets stink.”

Meanwhile, a world renowned professor, the hysterical (but seemingly pleasant) James Lovelock – famous for putting forth the proposition that the “whole earth is a single organism,” – has announced that it is already too late to save the planet from the ravages of humankind’s existence. The planet, he says, cannot be saved. The best we can do, as the catalysts of the impending destruction, is to simply “enjoy life while (we) can.”

Excellent advice.

From the BBC:

Professor James Lovelock, the scientist who developed Gaia theory, has said it is too late to try and save the planet.

Interviewed by Today presenter John Humphrys … he said that while the earth’s future was utterly uncertain, mankind was not aware it had “pulled the trigger” on global warming as it built its civilizations.

What is more, he predicts, the earth’s climate will not conveniently comply with the models of modern climate scientists.

As the record winter cold testifies, he says, global temperatures move in “jerks and jumps”, and we cannot confidently predict what the future holds.

Humanity, driven by its insatiable thirst to selfishly and recklessly improve its quality of life over the course of the millenia at the expense of nature, ravenously raping resources in the process, inflicting irreperable damage to delicate balances of the planet, has permanently crippled fragile Mother Earth.

What have we done?

Damn us all!

And out of sheer curiosity … what exactly would a world not dying from the effects of man-made global warming look like?

Cold in the winter?

Hot in the summer?

Wet in the Spring?

Oh, wait …

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ALASKAN ICE NOT MELTING QUITE AS MUCH

Posted by Andrew Roman on March 4, 2010

Oh yeah …

And the Alaskan Glaciers aren’t melting quite as much as originally thought either – which means sea levels aren’t rising as quickly as advertised.

Go figure.

So, instead of melting Alaskan ice contributing .0067 inches more water a year to world sea levels – which is a highly questionable calculation anyway – it turns out it is only contributing .0047 inches a year. That means it would take two centuries for world sea levels to rise nearly – but not quite – one whole inch.

Phew!

Still, don’t be surprised if cities like New York, Miama and Los Angeles – coastal metroplexes – become barren wastelands over the next several milenia.

Perhaps people ought to think about packing up shop now, while traffic is still good, and head for higher ground.

From Science Daily:

The melting of glaciers is well documented, but when looking at the rate at which they have been retreating, a team of international researchers steps back and says not so fast.

Previous studies have largely overestimated mass loss from Alaskan glaciers over the past 40-plus years, according to Erik Schiefer, a Northern Arizona University geographer who coauthored a paper in the February issue of Nature Geoscience that recalculates glacier melt in Alaska.

The research team, led by Étienne Berthier of the Laboratory for Space Studies in Geophysics and Oceanography at the Université de Toulouse in France, says that glacier melt in Alaska between 1962 and 2006 contributed about one-third less to sea-level rise than previously estimated.

Incidentally, the forecast for Fairbanks, Alaska calls for temperaures to be below freezing for the next several days – including a high temperature of 9 degrees on Saturday.

I hate when Alaskan ice melts in subfreezing temperatures.
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HOAX UPDATE – NOT YOUR FATHER’S WEATHER

Posted by Andrew Roman on March 3, 2010

I know that the study of climate is a tricky science. I am also aware that, often times, things aren’t quite as they seem.

We now know, for instance, that global warming triggers global cooling that induces global moderation that leads to all-encompassing global climate change.

And even though nothing may actually be changing, things change all the time, even when they don’t.  And even though it may not necessarily be a global thing, it is taking place all over the world, even if it’s not.

This isn’t your father’s weather.

Last week, for example, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that the last ten years have been the hottest decade since temperature records have been kept, although Professor Phil Jones – the former chief of the East Anglia Climate Research Unit who was forced to step down due to the ClimateGate scandal - finally admitted there has been no global warming in 15 years.

Nuance, baby.

Last week, Professor Neville Nicholls, of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, said that the three month span from November 2009-January 2010 has been “the hottest November-January the world has seen.”

Yet, in Great Britain, it has been the coldest winter in three decades.

Go figure.

Adam Gabbatt from the Guardian.UK writes:

After suffering snow, sleet, rain and consistently freezing temperatures, the knowledge that the Met Office has officially recognised winter 2009-10 as the coldest in 31 years brings with it a certain grim satisfaction.

Provisional figures from the forecaster show the UK winter – which in forecasting terms lasts from the start of December until the end of February – has been the harshest, in temperature terms, since 1978-79.

According to the Met Office the mean temperature in the UK was 1.51C this winter, compared to a long-term average winter temperature – calculated from data collected between 1971 and 2000 – of 3.7C. The mean temperature in 1978-79 was 1.17C.

So much nuance.

I’m out of my league.

Speaking of Professor Phil Jones … he testified on Monday before the British Parliament’s committee on Science and Technology in an attempt to defend himself after the ClimateGate scandal threw the entire manmade global warming farce into a tailspin. Indeed, he admitted to withholding data about global temperatures, but said that it wasn’t standard practice to share that kind of information with other scientists, nor was it common to release computer models so that the “science” could be checked.

Jones said, “I don’t think there is anything in those emails that really supports any view that I, or the CRU, have been trying to pervert the peer review process in any way.”

Wow.

That’s all I can say.

Is he serious?

True, I’m no scientist, but the layman in me can’t help but wonder … what exactly is the “peer review” process if it isn’t allowing fellow scientists to review and challenge research? What is it that peers are supposed to be reviewing if not the methods and data used to arrive at given conclusions? Isn’t that, quite literally, what science is supposed to be all about? Isn’t that what the scientific method is?

Before conclusions can become accepted in the scientific community – let alone “settled science” – other scientists must be allowed to conduct their own research using the data and methods employed by those who have drawn the original conclusions.

Am I wrong?

What am I missing here?

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HOTTEST JANUARY EVER, EVER

Posted by Andrew Roman on February 27, 2010

(blog entry joined in progress)

… and even though the Maharishi of Manmade Global Warming and Climate Change, Professor Phil Jones, recently admitted that there has been no global warming taking place on earth over the past fifteen years – as well as conceding that there is no consensus on the matter in the scientific community - the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says the ten year period from 2000 to 2009 was the hottest decade since records began in 1850.

The WMO, of course, is an agency of the United Nations – an organization whose worth is rivaled only by boar nipples and Joy Behar’s television program.

Keep in mind, another UN body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has already shown that their inscrutable methods of data collection - which include anecdotal tidbits from magazine articles, propaganda literature from environmental pressure groups, and manipulated temperature reading - are not exactly the most scientific.

Did you also know that last month was the hottest January “the world has ever seen.”

Ever.

Donna Bowater from Express.co.uk writes:

The remarkable claim, based on global satellite data, follows Arctic temperatures that brought snow, ice and travel chaos to millions in the UK.

At the height of the big freeze, the entire country was blanketed in snow. But Australian weather expert Professor Neville Nicholls, of Monash University in Melbourne, said yesterday: “January, according to satellite data, was the hottest January we’ve ever seen.

“Last November was the hottest November we’ve ever seen. November-January as a whole is the hottest November-January the world has seen.” Veteran ¬climatologist Professor Nicholls was speaking at an online climate change briefing, added: “It’s not warming the same everywhere but it is really quite challenging to find places that haven’t warmed in the past 50 years.”

It may be hard to believe initially, but why should it? Why should any reasonable thinking human not believe that last month was the hottest January mankind has ever seen?

Considering that all we’ve seen from the enviro-fascists over the years – and even more so since last year’s ClimateGate scandal blew the roof off of the hoax – is manipulation, ommision and deception, why would anyone ever doubt it?

We’ve seen Godless religion. We’ve seen mounting hysteria. We’ve seen the onset of green totalitarianism.

What would lead anyone to think that January wasn’t a cauldron of human activity-driven destruction?

Was it all the snow?

The record-breaking cold temperatures?

The untold amounts of greenhouse gases dancing around the atmosphere from all the limos and planes in Copenhagen during the Climate Change Summit?

Seeing as human activity is supposed to be having such a profound effect on the climate, I can’t help but wonder if we might be deep in the heart of another Ice Age right now if not for our idling pickup trucks and incandescent light bulbs.

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LOOKIN’ OUT MY WINDOW

Posted by Andrew Roman on February 26, 2010

A little global warming rapping at my chamber door.

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WHERE’S YOUR EVIDENCE THERE IS NOT GLOBAL WARMING, ANDY? – ANSWERING BAZOOKA JOE

Posted by Andrew Roman on February 24, 2010

Recently, in a post called “And the Myth Keeps Unraveling – No Global Warming For the Past 15 Years,” lamenting over the fact that the mainstream media in the United States has been mute on the continuing exposure of the global warming hoax, I wrote:

Most ironic is that all of the evidence – yes, genuine evidence – suggests that the man-made global warming crisis is nothing but a hyper-hysterical cartoon, promulgated and promoted by the most unscientific methods, ubiquitous with manipulated (or made-up) data and anecdotal jabber… all for the sake of pursuing a leftist, anti-capitalist agenda.

It has all but been ignored by the American media.

Where is Dateline NBC?

Where is 20/20?

In response, a blogger called Bazooka Joe wrote:

Where is YOUR EVIDENCE??? Why not post your evidence to prove Global Warming is a sham??

Ironically, his response illustrates my point – namely that the mainstream media has been embarrassingly silent on this entire matter. There has been a literal cavalcade of evidence suggesting that the entire man-made global warming story is nothing but an unadulterated fraud.

Kudos to the British press, incidentally, for being the main source for almost all of this information.

(Remember when the America press did stuff like that?)

To being with, Bazooka Joe … since the alarmists, enviro-fascists and hysterical left are the ones making the claim that human activity is causing global temperatures to rise, which in turn is placing the planet in imminent peril, the burden of proof lies with them.

Unfortunately for their side, they have failed at every turn to make the case – every turn.

To this point, there is not one scintilla of data (i.e., evidence) showing that CO2 causes temperatures to rise, as asserted by the likes of King Hysteric, Al Gore. In fact, a closer look at King Gore’s famous hockey stick charts purportedly showing that increased CO2 levels trigger temperature boosts actually suggests that the opposite may be the case.

There is not a neutron’s worth of scientific evidence that human activity is causing temperatures to go up, nor is there anything to back up the claims that the planet is in danger. Every so-called bit of proof put forth by the enviro-fascists is either inconclusive, irrelevant, anecdotal or an outright misrepresentation. There is nothing – repeat nothing – scientific about the so-called causes of global warming and the so-called effects of such warming, nor is there anything of any kind proving that human beings are contributing anything to such phenomena.

It is all nonsense.

However, for the sake of this discussion – and even though the burden of proof does not lie on the side of the rational among us – allow me to enlighten you, Bazooka Joe, with genuine facts (i.e., evidence) that you can sink your teeth into.

During a twenty year stretch – from 1970 to 1990 – 4,500 surface-temperature weather stations in the United States went away – from a count of about 6,000 to around 1,500. As Mark Landsbaum wrote in his remarkable article “What To Say To A Global Warming Alarmist,” that decrease “coincides with what global warming alarmists say was a record temperature increase.”

It turns out that most of those “deleted” weather stations were in colder regions.

Let’s not forget all of the cold weather stations taken offline when the old Soviet Union fell. Coincidentally enough, “global warming” started kicking in right around that time.

This isn’t conjecture, Bazooka, this is fact.

One of the other ugly realities unearthed by investigators in the now infamous batch of leaked ClimateGate e-mails from the East Anglia Research Center – called RussiaGate by Landbaum – is the fact that temperature readings from the coldest regions of Russia were omitted when calculating global surface temperature averages.

Omitted!

It drove “average temperatures up about half a degree.”

This isn’t conjecture, Bazooka, this is fact.

A huge part of the IPCC’s Climate Change Report, which calls for “capping manmade greenhouse gases,” is based on no less than sixteen – count ‘em sixteen – nonpeer reviewed reports from an advocacy group called World Wildlife Fund.

Nonpeer reviewed, Bazooka.

Sounds more like politics than science, don’t you think?

The same is true for the IPCC’s claim that global warming is destroying the world’s coral reefs. The panel cited Greenpeace literature, not peer reviewed science.

Think about this: If a group advocating for something leftists hate – like teen abstinence, for instance – made their “scientific” claims based on anecdotal literature, it would have been laughed out of coherence.

It should also be noted that IPCC claims that global warming is killing the rainforests was also based on nonpeer reviewed sources. As Landsbaum writes: It “was based on an unsubstantiated claim by green campaigners who had little scientific expertise,” “authored by two green activists” and lifted from a report from the World Wildlife Fund, an environmental pressure group. The ‘research’ was based on a popular science magazine report that didn’t bother to assess rainfall. Instead, it looked at the impact of logging and burning.”

The lie that the Himalayas will be without ice in twenty-five years is also not scientifically based. It was something taken from an article in a hiking magazine.

This isn’t conjecture, Bazooka, this is fact.

Let’s not forget all of the Freedom of Information requests for global warming documents – ninety-five in all – refused by East Anglia University, according to the British Government. Does it not raise any flags that one of the three institutions on the entire planet that collects global warming data did not want to share its information?

Why is that?

None of this is conjecture, Bazooka, this is all fact.

Perhaps you can answer the question I’ve posed on this blog repeatedly for almost two years: What should the temperature be right now, Bazooka? What should the weather patterns look like? Keep in mind there has been no global warming for at least fifteen years, according to the lord of modern global warming “science,” Phil Jones. If that’s not an indication that global warming is not happening, what is, Bazooka?

Factor in all the substantiated reports of missing and manipulated data, and you’ve got enough “evidence” that something is awry in Climate Change Land.

Incidentally, I tip my hat to Senator Jim Inhofe, Republican from Oklahoma. He definitely gets it. He wants an investigation.

Charlie Martin at Pajamas Media writes:

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) (yesterday) asked the Obama administration to investigate what he called “the greatest scientific scandal of our generation” — the actions of climate scientists revealed by the Climategate files, and the subsequent admissions by the editors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4).

Senator Inhofe also called for former Vice President Al Gore to be called back to the Senate to testify.

“In [Gore's] science fiction movie, every assertion has been rebutted,” Inhofe said. He believes Vice President Gore should defend himself and his movie before Congress.

Science Fiction.

Nice job, Senator.

Remember, Bazooka Joe, we’re talking evidence here. Practically every claim being made by the enviro-Nazis of a globe teetering on the brink of irreversible damage has been refuted – and then some. Trust me, Bazooka, it is everywhere - except the American press.

All evidence suggests that the world is not in peril due to human activity. All evidence suggests that the hysterical left hasn’t a leg to stand on based on two decades of doomsday assertions. All evidence suggests that real scientific study cannot substantiate the claims of a planet with a fever.

Yes, ice melts. But ice expands as well. Both have been going on for quite some time.

Yes, sea levels rise. But they always have.

Yes, it gets hot in the summer, and it snows in the winter. Alert the media.

Yes, the world has warmed before – like when all that ice from the Ice Age somehow went away without the benefit of combustible engines raping the environmental integrity of the planet.

Yes, the world has cooled – like with the onset of the Ice Age.

Let me know if you need any further evidence, Bazooka Joe.

I’m happy to help anytime.

And thanks for visiting.

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AND THE MYTH KEEPS UNRAVELING – NO GLOBAL WARMING FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS

Posted by Andrew Roman on February 16, 2010

Professor Phil Jones

It’s only the latest kerplunk in a bucket filled with what is already the foulest-smelling lie one could dream up – a collection of untruths that should have long ago put an end to the biggest sham of the last half century, if not longer.

This matters … or it should matter.

That is, it should matter to the American mainstream media, because by any objective standard, this is big news. In fact, the entire arc of this continually unfolding and unraveling lie is tremendously big news.

They seem to understand that in Great Britain.

Their media is all over this.

It’s a big story because this preposterous hoax has infiltrated, poisoned and redefined all conventional wisdom on the matter to the point that to deny it is to deny the Holocaust. It’s a big story because of the unprecedented, industry-crippling, economy-altering changes being proposed to combat it in almost every industrialized country of the world.

It’s a war that needs not be fought because the enemy doesn’t exist.

It’s a fairy tale.

It is the Granddaddy of all flimflams … and it just keeps getting better.

Unfortunately – and predictably – the New York Times, Washington Post and alphabet channels all but ignored the original “ClimateGate” scandal when it broke late last year. It was as damaging as anything could have been to the pseudo-scientific, agenda-driven, enviro-fascist movement that has continued to claim that human beings are ruining the globe by their very existence.

Most ironic is that all of the evidence – yes, genuine evidence – suggests that the man-made global warming crisis is nothing but a hyper-hysterical cartoon, promulgated and promoted by the most unscientific methods, ubiquitous with manipulated (or made-up) data and anecdotal jabber… all for the sake of pursuing a leftist, anti-capitalist agenda.

It has all but been ignored by the American media.

Where is Dateline NBC?

Where is 20/20?

Mark Landsbaum from the Orange County Register – not 60 Minutes – has a devastatingly comprehensive article enumerating the most outstanding of these global warming frauds – a sensational list of the various climate change “-gates“:

ClimateGate, ChinaGate, HimalayaGate, SternGate, PeerReviewGate, RissiaGate, IceGate, and many others.

As he points out: The Himalayan glaciers will not be gone in twenty-five years, as claimed by the doomsdayers. The Amazon rainforests will not be wiped out due to global warming, as professed by the enviro-nutbags. The exclusion of data from cold climate weather stations in Russia has resulted in nearly a half-degree’s shift upward in average temperatures. The fact that nearly 4,500 surface-temperature weather stations in the United States were taken offline between 1970 and 1990 – most of which existed in colder regions – has also skewed averages upward.

There’s much more.

Jonathan Petre from the UK Mail Online writes:

The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information.

Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers.
Professor Jones told the BBC yesterday there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organisational skills, that his office was swamped with piles of paper and that his record keeping is ‘not as good as it should be’.

The data is crucial to the famous ‘hockey stick graph’ used by climate change advocates to support the theory.

Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.

And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming.

If anything bears repeating, it’s this.

The Maharishi of the manmade global warming farce – the man at the epicenter of the ClimateGate scandal – the high-lord and master of the climate-change lie, Professor Phil Jones, has admitted that for the last decade-and-a-half there has been no global warming.

And …

He has conceded that the medieval world – free of fossil-fuel burning SUVs, disposable diapers, CFCs, fireplaces and big screen televisions – may have actually been warmer than it is today.

He doesn’t say …

I may be going out on a limb here – a please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong – but the end of the Ice Age would suggest, to even a layperson as myself, that there had to be some kind of pre-Industrial Revolution warming taking place without the benefit of jet planes and coal burning. After all, that was a lot of ice.

Still, I don’t exactly see a problem for Professor Jones. True, much of the data used to formulate the global warming fraud has been lost, but he’s a clever man.

He can always make up some more.

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GLOBAL WARMING AND EARTHQUAKES

Posted by Andrew Roman on February 10, 2010

It’s the running gag across the conservative blogosphere, talk radio, and those who revel in common sense – and deservedly so.

“Two more feet of global warming fell on Washington today.”

“Man, I hurt my back shoveling all that global warming off my drive way.”

“Schools were cancelled today because of record global warming.”

This entire enviro-fascist delusion is akin to this exchange:

PERSON ONE: Can you please watch your language? Is it possible for you to carry on a conversation without having to swear?

PERSON TWO: What? What the f— are you talking about? I don’t f—ing swear.

Its absurdity is so blatant, so obvious, so demonstrably moronic, that its advocates will be compared to the World War II-era Japanese soldiers who lived hidden away in the hills for so long, they believed the war was still going on years after it ended. The difference, of course, is that global warming zealots are dopes. Without a stitch of evidence to support their doomsday scenarios, without a scintilla of data to back up their woebegone prognostications, and without regard for those pesky facts that keep getting in the way, they fight a fight that does not need fighting. They wage war when there is no conflict. They rally against bogeymen that aren’t there. They attack invisible monsters and claim those monsters are really everywhere.

It’s like listening to six year olds justify sleeping with the light on because of the evil monkey in the closet.

Everything can be blamed on “global warming” – even though there is no warming.

And yes, sadly, the line that was once the gold standard of parody is now being used by the wacko left as a genuine point of argument: “Global warming causes global cooling.”

It’s hard to write comedy anymore when the Left is on the loose.

As I have asked repeatedly on this blog: If temperatures are not going up across the globe, what better indication is there that global warming is not taking place? If record snowfalls and colder temperatures are not signs that global warming is not taking place, then what is? What should the correct temperature be right now? What should the proper, non-global-warming weather be right now? Theoretically, what would have to be happening right now to prove to an enviro-fascist that there is no man-made global warming going on?

With unheard amounts of snowfall slamming the mid-Atlantic in recent days, and with blizzard conditions expected in New York City later today, the winter time months are somehow miraculously, inexplicably,managing to bring wintertime weather.

Fancy that.

But to the hysterical who hold on to their ideological security blankets and stuffed teddies like grim death, natural occurrences and cycles that have been taking place on this planet for millions and millions of years are now tell-tale signs that man-made global warming is bringing the planet to its doom.

On Joy Behar’s television program, all twelve viewers were treated to an exchange between Behar and creator of the Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler, on the subject of Sarah Palin and global warming.

Jeff Poor of NewsBusters transcribed a portion of their discussion:

ENSLER: Well, I just think the idea that (Sarah Palin) doesn’t believe in global warming is bizarre.

BEHAR: Every scientist of any note believes in it but Sarah Palin doesn’t believe in it.

ENSLER: And I think we just kind of have to walk around the world at this point and look at what is happening to nature and earthquakes and tsunamis.

BEHAR: Right.

ENSLER: And weather changes to just feel it. But I think that idea that she doesn’t believe in global warming and she could actually run for vice president, and we have a country where that is possible, it seems insane.

BEHAR: It’s unbelievable. It does seem insane and the fact that she has not negated the possibility of running in 2012.

ENSLER: But we have. We have negated the possibility of her winning.

As Poor points out: “According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), earthquakes are a phenomenon of ‘sudden rolling or shaking events caused by movement under the Earth’s surface,’ not the earth’s atmosphere which concerns the theory of anthropogenic global warming.”

Stick to vaginas, lady.

Of course, the notion that “every scientist of any note” believes in the global warming myth is abjectly untrue. I don’t know that there is a statement in all of humanity that is more blazenly wrong.

Some scientists of note who don’t buy into the global warming doomsday lie are:

-Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and member of the National Academy of Sciences.
-Garth Paltridge, Visiting Fellow ANU and retired Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research and retired Director of the Institute of the Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre.
-George Kukla, retired Professor of Climatology at Columbia University and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
-Hendrik Tennekes, retired Director of Research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute.
-Antonino Zichichi, emeritus professor of nuclear physics at the University of Bologna and president of the World Federation of Scientists.
-Ian Clark, hydrogeologist, professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa.
-Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology, Western Washington University.
-William M. Gray, Professor Emeritus and head of The Tropical Meteorology Project, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University.
-William Happer, physicist Princeton University.
-David Legates, associate professor of geography and director of the Center for Climatic Research, University of Delaware.
-William Kininmonth, meteorologist, former Australian delegate to World Meteorological Organization Commission for Climatology.
-Timothy F. Ball, former Professor of Geography, University of Winnipeg.
-Robert M. Carter, geologist, researcher at the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University in Australia.
-Vincent R. Gray, coal chemist, founder of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition.

Ms. Behar, all of these people are distinguished scientists of note (to say the least) … and there are thousands and thousands more who, too, do not buy into the Al Gore fairy tale.

The list continues to grow.

Granted, none of them are Ed Begley, Jr. but they’ll suffice.

Besides, I would ask the Vagina Gal, if warming has an effect on earthquakes, how is it that there is anything still standing in Pheonix, Arizona?

Incidentally, if there’s anything I want to hear less than Joy Behar saying the word “vagina,” I can’t think of it right now.

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H/T to Weasel Zippers

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AGENDA-DRIVEN CLIMATE SCIENCE – AMAZON RAIN FOREST DANGER IS A PHONY

Posted by Andrew Roman on February 1, 2010

All of that “hockey stick” talk turned out to be a load of balderdash, but it hasn’t been enough. The inability of scientists to explain why the world isn’t warming anymore doesn’t seem to matter. The fact that not a single computer model managed to predict the current cooling patterns hasn’t seemed to curb anyone’s hysteria. The reality that global temperatures are trending down is explained away as being “part of the larger climate change problem.” The fact that no one can seem to tell us what the correct temperature should be hasn’t stopped the climate fascists from pushing their agenda. The idea that the world’s leading authorities on global warming were caught in a disgraceful data manipulation scandal has not kept the zealots at bay.

To be clear, the polar bear population is not decreasing, the Arctic will not lose all of its ice inside of five years, coastal cities are not in danger of being submerged beneath ice-cap melting floods, and using multiple squares of toilet paper will not make Sheryl Crowe’s music sound any better.

But it doesn’t matter.

The science is settled. We’re just waiting on the data to catch up.

A couple of weeks ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had to retract a claim that “climate change” would likely melt the Himalayan glaciers by the year 2035. The “warning” was not based on peer-reviewed science, mind you, but on anecdotal observations from a magazine.

Brilliant, no?

The fact is, even with climatic conditions at their ice-melting worst, it would likely take hundreds of years for all of that ice to turn to water.

But wait, it gets better.

This time, the anecdotally-based “science” concerns the Amazon rain forests.

Jonathan Leake at the Times Online writes:

A STARTLING report by the United Nations climate watchdog that global warming might wipe out 40% of the Amazon rainforest was based on an unsubstantiated claim by green campaigners who had little scientific expertise.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its 2007 benchmark report that even a slight change in rainfall could see swathes of the rainforest rapidly replaced by savanna grassland.

The source for its claim was a report from WWF, an environmental pressure group, which was authored by two green activists. They had based their “research” on a study published in Nature, the science journal, which did not assess rainfall but in fact looked at the impact on the forest of human activity such as logging and burning. This weekend WWF said it was launching an internal inquiry into the study.

So, they heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who heard it from another …

The latest controversy originates in a report called A Global Review of Forest Fires, which WWF published in 2000. It was commissioned from Andrew Rowell, a freelance journalist and green campaigner who has worked for Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and anti-smoking organisations. The second author was Peter Moore, a campaigner and policy analyst with WWF.

In their report they suggested that “up to 40% of Brazilian rainforest was extremely sensitive to small reductions in the amount of rainfall” but made clear that this was because drier forests were more likely to catch fire.

The IPCC report picked up this reference but expanded it to cover the whole Amazon. It also suggested that a slight reduction in rainfall would kill many trees directly, not just by contributing to more fires.

And where, pray tell, is the media on this one? Where are all the young, fraud-hungry Woodward and Bernsteins out there? How is it that this little masterpiece isn’t making the rounds?

And when will we finally be able to say goodbye to those God-forsaken squiggly light bulbs?

And can I get a great big “hip-hip-hooray” for those engine idling, incandescent bulb burning, over flatulating, anti-environment types?

It’s damn cold here in New York.

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ANOTHER FROM THE “IF THIS WAS A REPUBLICAN” FILE …

Posted by Andrew Roman on January 16, 2010

The horrific scenes of chaos and destruction coming from Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake are as disturbing as any I’ve seen a long time. The country has descended into total bedlam. Reports of violent gangs running wild are abundant. Grizzly accounts of corpses lining the streets as far as the eye can see have become commonplace. No one knows who is in charge. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people are in immediate need of assistance, unable to get the help they require.

Words like “catastrophe” and “unspeakable” fall short.

The humanitarian response has been overwhelming. But the airport there is small and dangerously congested. There are at least a dozen airplanes full of supplies sitting on the tarmac with many more waiting on the grass with nowhere to go. There is no reliably functioning communications system and no real idea on how to coordinate the distribution of badly needed supplies.

The people of Haiti are desperate. It is difficult to imagine the situation there getting any worse.

My heart is breaking.

But imagine for a moment a Republican was in the White House. Imagine George W. Bush being the Chief Executive while the enormous difficulties in getting relief to Haiti’s beleaguered citizens were taking place. (Hint: Think about how the Left reacted to President Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina).

Talk show host Mark Levin – the Great One – on his radio program Friday evening put it this way:

It needs to be said, and you know it … If Ronald Reagan were President, or Richard Nixon, or Gerald Ford, or either of the Bushes, this would be an issue of race and politics … It would be said we’re not doing enough, no matter how much we do, no matter how difficult the circumstances, it would be said we’re not doing enough; it would be politicized; it would be called racism, because that’s exactly what happened with (Hurricane) Katrina.

No matter how much supplies we sent, no matter how much military went down there, it never mattered. And Bush, foolishly, apologized. And he’s still attacked for it.

Meanwhile, in Haiti – before we know exactly what’s going on down there – we’re told that the job we’re doing is terrific.

Well, let me say this … the men and women who are actually doing the work are terrific. But why is it that if supplies are stuck at the airport, that’s not Obama’s fault, but it would have been Bush’s fault?

I’ll tell you why.

Because the media in this country is so bastardized that they will take facts and twist them any way they wish to. And we’ll be told to focus –and focus only – on the desperate condition of the Haitians. Fair enough. But during Katrina, half the focus was on politics was it not?

I don’t hear Charles Rangel, or John Conyers, or Jesse Jackson, or Not-so Sharpton. I don’t hear them. I don’t see the liberal media, the anchors, going on and on about the failures of American assistance and leadership at the top.

And you won’t.

And I might add, you shouldn’t.

After Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, it was utterly reprehensible to hear many claim that George W. Bush’s supposed laxidasical response had anything to do with the fact that predominantly black areas of New Orleans were hit particularly hard. Bush didn’t just react slowly to the tragedy, they groaned; it was his prejudism against blacks that caused more damage and loss of life than there needed to be. He simply didn’t respond with the same urgency he would have afforded primarily white populations, they exclaimed. 

Remember that load of steaming excrement?

One positive to come out of all this is the fact that it may be much easier now to predict when an earthquake is on the way.

How?

Check the thermostat.

Actor Danny Glover – activist, certifiable idiot – says that the Haitian earthquake was the result of man’s inability to deal with global warming … or climate change … or whatever it’s being called this month.

Really.

It must’ve been one of the six remaining polar bears known to still exist falling off one of those breakaway blocks of melting ice in the Arctic, hitting the rapidly warming waters with such ferocity that it set off a chain reaction that (naturally) led to the shifting of the earth’s tectonic plates.

Makes sense.

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NANCY HEADS HOME EARLY

Posted by Andrew Roman on December 19, 2009

Wanted: A touch of global warming.

All hyper-exhalers, flatulence aficionados, fossil fuel enthusiasts, raw data manipulators and dirty coal warriors are free to apply.

Lots of openings available.

Location: Anywhere in Copenhagen.

It is a shame that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi couldn’t stay a bit longer. She was certainly welcome to. Clearly, she was among friends. Unfortunately, sandwiched by snow storms on either side of the Atlantic – and with only a small time window in which to operate – Pelosi was forced to leave the global warming summit in Denmark earlier than she might have liked to.

CNN White House Correspondent Ed Henry writes:

In a strange twist, a Washington snowstorm is forcing Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to make an early departure from a global warming summit here in Denmark. Pelosi told CNN that military officials leading her Congressional delegation have urged the 21 lawmakers to leave Copenhagen several hours earlier than scheduled on Saturday.

The Speaker said she has agreed to the new travel plan so that lawmakers can get back to Washington before much of the expected storm wallops the nation’s capital.

Just imagine how much worse it would have been in Copenhagen if not for the army of greenhouse-gas emitting planes and vehicles that inundated the city during the global warming summit. Thanks to localized man-made warming, a cold weather catastrophe of historic proportion was probably averted. What could have been a crippling ice storm turned out to be a simple snow event. A few more private jets and Hummers thrown into the carbon footprint mix, and it might have been nothing more than a heavy rain.

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I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE COPENHAGEN

Posted by Andrew Roman on December 17, 2009

I suspect even agnostics have to smile at this.

Not that this would be the game-breaking affirmation needed to prod them head-first into the “believers” camp, but it’s got to make them wonder, even if just a little bit. At the very least, it must have them thinking that if there is a God, he must have one hell of a sense of humor. (I’m a New York Mets fan, so I know this to be the case).

Denmark – the host country for the 193-nation global warming conference – hasn’t had a white Christmas in fourteen years, and only seven in the last one hundred years.

This year, however, the snow has started falling in Copenhagen – a blizzard, they’re calling it – and experts are saying that a white Christmas is very possible. Low temperatures are on the docket for the next few days as delegates from all over the world knock heads together trying to figure out how to put the breaks on global warming.

I can’t help it. I love it.

Christian Wienberg from Bloomberg.com writes:

World leaders flying into Copenhagen today to discuss a solution to global warming will first face freezing weather as a blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight. “Temperatures will stay low at least the next three days,” Henning Gisseloe, an official at Denmark’s Meteorological Institute, said today by telephone, forecasting more snow in coming days. “There’s a good chance of a white Christmas.”

U.S. President Barack Obama will arrive before the summit is scheduled to end tomorrow.

In other news, the only thing louder than the demonstrators locking horns with police in Copenhagen was the sound of thunderous applause for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as he denounced Capitalism as the “silent and terrible ghost in the room.”

Really, if anything needs to be said after that, you’re not paying attention.

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BUT WHAT ABOUT THE GREENHOUSE GASES?

Posted by Andrew Roman on December 17, 2009

When conservatives gather to protest – like, for instance, at the tea parties that lit up the map over the spring and summer – not only is there no need for riot police to be brought in to maintain order, there’s no need for city sanitation workers to come swooping in either. Conservatives not only know how to demonstrate, they know how to clean up after themselves.

Libs, by contrast, have a tendency to be a bit messier. To them, demonstrating means clashing with law enforcement officials, disrupting everyday life in the communities they infest, carrying signs with faces or references to totalitarians, and leaving behind a whole lot of litter.

In Copenhagen, the world is gathering for what is being called the Woodstock of Climate Change Conferences. Doomsday prognosticators of every stripe, from every corner of the globe, are meeting to share their hysteria, reinforce their paranoia, and exchange contemptuous notions about humankind in general. It’s a time when more fossil fueled, greenhouse-gas emitting machines find themselves in Copenhagen than at any time in that city’s history.

It’s been magical time thus far.

But it isn’t all about enviro-fascism and windmills.

It’s about violence.

Dressed in winter hats, scarves, mittens and sweaters, demonstrators demanded that the emissaries and dignitaries gathered there do something about global warming.

Charles J. Hanley of the Associated Press writes:

Outside the meeting site in Copenhagen’s suburbs, police fired pepper spray and beat protesters with batons as hundreds of demonstrators sought to disrupt the 193-nation conference, the latest action in days of demonstrations to demand “climate justice” — firm steps to combat global warming. Police said 260 protesters were detained.

And while there were no instruments on hand to record the precise levels, the amount of the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere by the rabblerousing demonstrators – as well as the police who clashed with them – must have been excessive.

That’s just a guess.

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IRONY TIMES TWO AT COPENHAGEN

Posted by Andrew Roman on December 15, 2009

The little things in life make it all worthwhile. I find enormous pleasure in things that many would classify as unglamorous, unsophisticated, even banal: sitting on the couch with my wife, doing a jigsaw puzzle, stealing a few precious moments with my ever-active daughters, reading, taking in a Honeymooners marathon, Yodels and Yoo Hoo, so on. I concede that I also get tremendous satisfaction out of seeing the absurdities of life exposed for what they are – particularly when those absurdities have the potential to lead to genuinely destructive actions – like the fraud of a world in danger due to man-made global warming.

As the Climate Change Summit continues in Copenhagen – and the crisis of a globe burning up with fever continue to be championed by the terminally hysterical in attendance – there is something sweetly satisfying and deliciously ironic about seeing a group of journalists standing outside for hours, waiting to get into what is effectively a global warming conference, braving the cold in near-freezing temperatures. It’s fantastically funny to me, not unlike having a line of fat people waiting for free government cheese, or listening to two people screaming over eachother complaining how the other one never listens.

Noel Sheppard at News Busters writes:

A group of journalists stood for many hours in near-freezing temperatures Monday waiting to get into the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen. Marvelously among them was Associated Press science writer Seth Borenstein who regularly reports on the dire consequences of — wait for it! — global warming. Ironically, his articles are so filled with inflammatory hyperbole concerning Nobel Laureate Al Gore’s favorite bogeyman that scientists have denounced him.

But before we get there, the Climate Pool reported at Facebook Monday (h/t Tom Nelson):

With U.N. security letting in only those cleared last week, hundreds of accredited delegates, journalists and NGO representatives were left to stand for hours in near-freezing temperatures before being let through. “It was crazy,” AP’s Seth Borenstein said. “You couldn’t leave the line. You couldn’t go to the bathroom, you couldn’t eat. Then snowflakes started falling. One woman even said, ‘if lightning strikes me, would they take me out of line?’”

Sheppard goes on to say, “As a humorous aside, what Seth [Borenstein] and his fellow journalists could really have used Monday was a little global warming.”

The irony continues tomorrow, incidentally, as Mother Nature herself will be heard from.

Heavy snowfall is predicted for Copenhagen at the Global Warming Conference.

It’s the little things.

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IT IS FINAL – THE EPA SAYS SO

Posted by Andrew Roman on December 7, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency has spoken.

The argument must be over, I guess.

It’s now time for America’s enviro-heroes to make everything right.

Perhaps the best place to start is figuring out a way to reliably calculate the number of exhales each human being has during the course of an average day. It won’t be an easy thing to do, of course, especially because the level of physical activity, amount of sleep, and lung capacity will all have a considerable impact on the tally. Mere estimations won’t be sufficient. Something more precise must be effected.

An Obamacratic proclamation of some sort that requires the mandatory monitoring of vital signs of all carbon dioxide emitting human beings ought to do the trick – and it’ll probably cost only ten to twelve trillion dollars over the first three years. (America will actually save money in the long run!)

From there, a comprehensive plan can be formulated to effectively control carbon dioxide disbursement into the atmosphere – perhaps an issuance of exhale credits of some sort whereas an overage of breathing output units (BUOs) could result in fines, and possibly jail time.

With more folks in jail, less babies can be made - which means less people walking around spitting out these poisons. That, in turn, means less CO2 emmissions into the atmosphere.

Bingo.

The solution almost writes itself.

All of those details can be worked out in time, of course - although not alot of time, considering the wellness of the world is hanging in the balance.

Whatever it is, something will have to be done, because earlier today, the EPA concluded that greenhouse gases are endangering the health of human beings. (Surprise, surprise). These emissions, mind you, aren’t simply a matter of concern, or a thing to keep an eye on, or something requiring further study, but something that is literally endangering people.

This is something the EPA has had on its docket for quite a while.

Conveniently, as the myth of man-made global warming unravels – and the joke that is the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen gets the green flag – the EPA has stepped up to set things straight, just in the nick of time, reminding us all that greenhouse gases really are destroying the planet.

From the Associated Press:

The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people’s health and must be regulated, signaling that the Obama administration is prepared to contain global warming without congressional action if necessary.

The finding is timed to boost the administration’s arguments at an international climate conference — beginning this week — that the United States is aggressively taking actions to combat global warming, even though Congress has yet to act on climate legislation.

Under a Supreme Court ruling, the finding of endangerment is needed before the EPA can regulate carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases released from power plants, factories and automobiles under the federal Clean Air Act.

Note that greenhouse gases must be regulated. Also note that global warming must be contained – an interesting choice of words, suggesting that temperature readings can be herded like alpacas into a confined area … or manipulated like data by global warming alarmists at the UK’s Climate Research Unit.

I wonder if American citizens will eventually be required to have their own warning labels – CO2 output, flatulence (methane) emmissions, etc.

The action by the EPA, which has been anticipated for months, clearly was timed to add to the momentum toward some sort of agreement on climate change at the Copenhagen conference and try to push Congress to approve climate legislation.

“This is a clear message to Copenhagen of the Obama administration’s commitments to address global climate change,” said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., lead author of a climate bill before the Senate. “The message to Congress is crystal clear: get moving.”

But there’s no need to agonize.

If Congress doesn’t kill the American economy first with its legislative “cures” for a phantom problem, then the EPA will do so through the Clean Air Act - and Obamacrat accountability will once again go out the window.

Think of all the great news President Obama will now have to share at the Global Fraud Conference in Copenhagen.

Legislation, regulation … what’s the difference?

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