The self-proclaimed non-poet reads his poem on CNN.
The Global Warming Zealots continue to dismiss the East Anglia e-mails as an anomaly … in other words “fake but accurate” … but the flood gates have opened and the GW ship is taking on water faster than the sea levels are rising, which is not hard, may I say.
The science is proper and this is about a small fraction of research on the issue, said Holdren, a physicist who has studied climate change.
“The e-mails do nothing to undermine the very strong scientific consensus … that tells us the earth is warming, that warming is largely a result of human activity,” said another government scientist Jane Lubchenco. A marine biologist and climate researcher, she heads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The e-mails don’t negate or even deal with data from both NOAA and NASA, which keep independent climate records and show dramatic warming, Lubchenco told members of the House global warming committee.
But this is not going away anytime soon. Jim Hoft at Gateway posts: Last week, a group called “We Are Change Chicago”, confronted Al Gore on the e-mails at a book signing. Crazy stuff.
For those of you who need a primer, I saved this article from CBS a few days ago because it clearly outlines how these e-mails are so much more than an anomaly. They represent research, or lack there of, from a group that is at the very core of the IPCC reports and thus the Dems efforts to control our energy future.
The leaked documents (see our previous coverage) come from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in eastern England. In global warming circles, the CRU wields outsize influence: it claims the world’s largest temperature data set, and its work and mathematical models were incorporated into the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2007 report. That report, in turn, is what the Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged it “relies on most heavily” when concluding that carbon dioxide emissions endanger public health and should be regulated.
Last week’s leaked e-mails range from innocuous to embarrassing and, critics believe, scandalous. They show that some of the field’s most prominent scientists were so wedded to theories of man-made global warming that they ridiculed dissenters who asked for copies of their data (“have to respond to more crap criticisms from the idiots”), cheered the deaths of skeptical journalists, and plotted how to keep researchers who reached different conclusions from publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
Save this one … it’s full of good stuff.
Riddle me this, boys and girls — what was the hottest year on record? 2008? 2007?
“This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.
But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.
And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.”
So, just to reiterate, the globe hasn’t gotten any warmer and none of the climate models — the same models that predict disaster decades out if we don’t all immediately kow-tow to the whimsies and demands of the environmentalist movement — are wholly incapable of explaining what’s going on now. Remind me again — why do we take these folks seriously?
Do they at least make a sally against their critics?
But research conducted two years ago, and published by the Royal Society, seemed to rule out solar influences.
The scientists’ main approach was simple: to look at solar output and cosmic ray intensity over the last 30-40 years, and compare those trends with the graph for global average surface temperature.
And the results were clear. “Warming in the last 20 to 40 years can’t have been caused by solar activity,” said Dr Piers Forster from Leeds University, a leading contributor to this year’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Would this be the same IPCC that keeps the likes of Briffa and Mann on their payrolls, cherry-picking their samples and making dire predictions based upon 12 trees out of a data-set of over 200? Yes, yes it would. Science is easy when you permit yourself the luxury of “bootstrap levitation” — just pull the answer you want out of the air and backfill your support the best you can. If I sound cynical, it is because I’m old enough to remember their original product, “The Coming Ice Age.”
Of course, so do Obama’s science czar, Holdren, who predicted that billions would die by 2020 in “carbon-dioxide induced famines.”
Keep trying, Mr. Holdren — even a broken clock is right twice a day…
UPDATE (Jim): In light of this evidence that Dave talks about here … you might this little piece of video from Breitbart, global warming debunker and documentary producer (“Not Evil Just Wrong”) Phelim McAleer got the chance to finally ask Al Gore to explain the errors in his movie/slide show … Al Gore of course won’t answer the question … and the main stream media … shuts off McAleer’s mike. Very nice.
We are seeing more and more of this … silence dissent. Welcome to the brave new world.
Hat Tip: HotAir, “We Pick”.
The Goreacle is a strange duck. For some reason, he’s equating himself to Winston Churchill trying to convince the world the Nazis were out-of-control. There is a big difference between the Nazis tearing across Europe and, well, the normal warming and cooling of the planet.
From Friday … so a little late but well worth the watch and from CNN no less. The video first … analysis afterwards. Pay attention class. Read more
Al Gore caught in yet another “Do as I say, not as I do.” moment. Oh brother, have you guys been conned. Crack me up. Read more
Noble Peace Prize winner AlGore continues his assault on common sense. He likes to travel from city to city and preach that the earth as a fever and we must do something now. Planetary emergency aside, AlGore has been trapped yet again by regular folk that are sick of his proselytizing.
Author note: While I’m away from the computer, I’m republishing my top 20 posts from 2008 each afternoon. -Steve
House boats are huge in the south. You might say that it is a status symbol to have one, but boats of this size are more than commonplace on the region’s lakes. House boats are just that – a second home for those in the area. The Gore family has a new house boat – named Bio-Solar One – which runs on bio-desiel and solar energy.
As of this morning, the solar panels have not been installed and the boat is supposedly a new purchase. I’m not going to slam him for that; but what the heck is this guy’s carbon footprint now? Is he so important – and his message so critical – that he can live the high life of extreme excess and not be criticized by anyone?
AlGore and family can do anything they want with the money that they have earned. Good for them. But I want them to STOP telling us what to do – drive less, buy hybrids, install solar, conserve, conserve and conserve more – when they are doing the exact opposite, burning through energy at the rate of some small countries.
Leave me alone.
Most people don’t have the huge amounts of cash required to convert their lives to politically correct sources of energy. It costs too damn much money dude. Should we cripple the economy to stop using oil next week and spend trillions of tax dollars to build windmills and other PC energy?
You probably think I’m joking about trillions of tax dollars – you’re wrong, not joking.
Nice personal water craft Al. Does it run on bio-desiel too?
Hot Air has The obligatory “Gore’s got a brand new yacht” post too.