Posts Tagged climate change
Vladimir at Red State brings us the story from the UK, where those skeptical of climate change, who called for Freedom of Information releases of climate data, are being investigated by counter-terrorism experts.
Individuals who made Freedom of Information inquiries of the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit have come under police scrutiny, including interviews to determine their political beliefs, scientific qualifications, and details regarding computer usage, according to an article in The Financial Times. [Link requires registration.]
Even more troubling, local police are being aided in their investigation by members of the National Domestic Extremism Team, the unit set up to counter home-grown terrorists and radicals. The purported reason for their involvement is their skills in computer forensics and their experience dealing with environmental terrorists.
But it’s curious that, given the very real threat of terrorism, both in the U.K. and the U.S., precious resources are allocated to tracking down a culprit who would be glorified as a “whistleblower” if his politics were different.
That impending ice age global warming climate change thinger is pretty sneaky. As expected, the heating of the earth is causing it to cool down, or something. But the IPCC says it, so it must be true. Consensus and all that.
Global warming has finally claimed its first victims that can be legitimately attributed to it. No, the weren’t killed in a hurriacane that wasn’t really caused by global warming, and they didn’t drown in a flood that wasn’t caused by global warming, they didn’t die in an earthquake that couldn’t have possibly been caused by global warming, and they didn’t freeze to death in a blizzard that also wasn’t caused by global warming. They were the result of a murder-suicide pact enacted by concern over global warming. Read the rest of this entry »
With all of the hooplah about falsified evidence for anthrogenic global warming and the suppression of evidence against it, Al Gore has been silent for some time. He has, however, decided to finally grace the pages of the New York Times with his wit and wisdom. In a charming editorial, Gore talks about how the proposed cap-and-trade legislation, which will increases taxes, utility costs, reduce jobs, and generally damage an already faltering economy, is so fantastic that even in global warming weren’t a trumped up fearmongering program that wasn’t supported by actual evidence, it would still be a spiffy idea. Of course, the famously uncritical New Yorks Times hasn’t bothered to cover the whole Climategate fiasco, which provides evidence that global warming is in fact a trumped up fearmongering program that isn’t supported by actual evidence, nor has it bothered to investigate Gore’s conflict of interest, as he stands to make billions off of his carbon trading initiative. Gore’s article is handled pretty well over at Several other commentators have latched onto Gore’s article and given it thorough treatment, including Counterculture Conservative, Jillian Bandes at Townhall, and Scipio at Red State but I’m more interested in something specific that he said in it. Read the rest of this entry »
Counterculture Conservative points to a Global Warming List, which lists everything that the media claim has been, is being, or will be caused by global warming. The list is below, in alphabetical order. The frequency of contradictory events being caused by global warming will stand on its own and not be commented on further. Read the rest of this entry »
Mark Landsbaum presents a list of incidents which bring the data and assumption of anthropogenic climate change under question. Many of these data are accepted and presented as unquestionable fact, but yet are shown as problematic. Read the rest of this entry »
Lori Ziganto at Right Wings News draws attention to a story on Gateway Pundit about global warming in San Francisco. You see, seven months ago, this story appeared, claiming that global warming was causing an increase in fog in the San Francisco Bay. But this week, this story reported that global warming was causing a decrease in fog in the San Francisco Bay. So within less than a year, global warming went from threatening to increase the fog beyond normal levels (whatever he hell that is supposed to be) to decreasing the fog to far below normal levels. Damn, that’s talent.
Wind power has been hailed by environmentlaists as the answer to our climate change woes, despite outragouesly low efficiency, high maintenence costs, large land use, unreliability in production, and concerns over environmental impacts (!). Despite being assured that wind farms will somehow miraculously cure our energy blues, wind power is Fail. Andrew Walden at American Thinker brings us a detailed piece describing the state of abandoned and decaying wind farms in Hawaii — wind farms that were abandoned because they didn’t produce much and cost too much.
Zombie presents an interesting theory about the dissolution of the climate change movement. Apparently, there have been an increasing number of groups arraigning “dances” against climate change, in the same noble traditions of dances for peace in the ’60s. Zombie observes this to be a death-throe of the climate alarmists. Read the rest of this entry »
Anthropogenic Global Warming, or the theory that human activity is increasing the temperature of the planet, has been coming under fire for a while, especially with the recent Climategate scandal and the more recent comments by Phil Jones confirming that much of the data used to support climate change were falsified. This has done little to stop the Left in its mindless support of AGW as a means to implement draconian economic restriction on the world. AGW has long taken on the characteristic of a religious position rather than a scientific one, and the fact that climate change is being treated as unfalsifiable strengthens that analogy. The Left holds that any weather pattern — be it normal, abnormal, expected, unexpected, or not even related to weather — is proof of AGW, and nothing, even the fact that the average global temperature has been dropping for almost a decade, disproves it. That sounds like religious convicion to me. Read the rest of this entry »