Congrats to ‘Watts Up With That’ – 100,000,000 Page Views and Counting…


W00T to WUWT on their “small milestone”, reached sometime this morning (8am-ish January 7th US Pacific time; the wee hours of the 8th Aussie time).

So wander over, offer your congratulations and thanks to Anthony Watts for his tireless efforts to bring some sanity – and SCIENCE – back to the discussion of nature, weather, technology and global warming climate change, check out Christopher Monckton’s guest post Hurrah for 8 orders of magnitude! and make sure to have a browse through some of the WUWT classics reposted here.

As Tim Blair noted in his recent post PEAK LOVE, “Climate panic is in decline…”  And though the self-inflicted damage of the content of the Climategate emails and many of the stupid hyperbole-ridden ham-handed advertising and “awareness” campaigns by the Warmies themselves (and their Love Media enablers) are partly to credit for the loss of credibility of the Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming’s Gonna Kill Us All®  movement, much credit must really go to the big guns of the bloggy “Deniosphere” such as Anthony Watts, Andrew Bolt, James Delingpole and our own Blogfather Tim Blair.

“Ha ha Warmist losers. For you the war is over.”

Agreed, Jill Singer: the nonsense has to stop


Jill Singer supports a carbon (dioxide!) tax. Unfortunately, she shows a complete ignorance of the real science behind the politics.

THE “debate” over a carbon tax in Australia has become high farce.

Indeed it has. The Left seem to think that taxing the bejesus out of a trace gas will somehow save a planet that doesn’t need saving. Jill and her ilk fail to realise CO2 is only a minor greenhouse gas at that. It makes up only 0.04% of our atmosphere. Most of it is natural. The sceptical side has man-made CO2 at 3% or about 0.001% of our atmosphere. The alarmist side puts man-made CO2 at ten times higher. But so what? That means man-made CO2 would occupy 0.01% of our atmosphere.

There’s no way Man’s small contribution to a minor greenhouse trace gas – yet an essential gas, most of it naturally occurring – can be the main driver of climate. That hypothesis is, to use Jill’s words, a “high farce”.

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Al Gore and Cranky Wombat: Separated At Birth?


Al Gore and Cranky Wombat: Separated At Birth?

h/t @ExJon

“No Carbon Tax” Rally — Some Twitter Highlights


"Alene Composta was unavailable for comment"

…but there is more “No Carbon Tax” Rally Twitter-snark below the fold, for your reading enjoyment! Read the rest of this entry »

Gore in Cancun?


Like the old game, “where Wally” its time to play wheres Al?

The Cancun hot air conference is experiencing record low temps, “Watts up with that” has all the details.

Here are existing Record Lows and Forecast Lows in upcoming days:

Wednesday:  53 °F (2003) Forecast: 51°F

Thursday: 60 °F (2000) Forecast: 59°F

Friday: 60 °F (1999) Forecast: 55°F

Saturday: 57 °F (2003) Forecast: 53°F

Sunday: 55 °F (2008) Forecast: 51°F

Gaia loves messing with their minds doesnt she?

Al Gore vs the Unabomber


Who said what? Take the quiz!


*cross-posted

Stop global warming. Who cares if Africa’s poor?


And stays poor.

Certainly not “concerned” ecotards.

The World Bank on Thursday approved a controversial $3 billion loan for the development of a coal-fired power plant by the South African state utility Eskom despite lack of support from major shareholder countries.

The U.S. Treasury said it abstained because of “concerns about the climate impact of the project and its incompatibility with the World Bank’s commitment to be a leader in climate change mitigation and adaptation.” …

Apart from banning DDT, isn’t it obvious that by, under the pretences of compassion, keeping third world countries poor, will literally kill millions of people?

Folks, despite what you may have heard, the planet doesn’t have an over-population problem.

If we get everyone rich, population growth will stabilize, anyway. It’s an historically demonstrated fact that “rich” people have one or two kids, and that “poor” people have many.

The Al Gores of this world are pimping man-made global warming. It’s a front for a very nasty agenda.

It’s got nothing to do with environmentalism and everything to do with power and control.

UPDATE

I’m not against a one-world government. Time will dictate its necessity. But an un-elected one-world communist government? Fuck no.

More global warming deaths


Get a look at this story and realise Al Gore and co have blood on their hands. Not mythical “it will happen in the future” blood, but real, here and now blood.

Baby girl survives after being shot in the chest in parents’ ‘global warming suicide pact’

From the news report

“A seven-month-old baby girl survived three days alone with a bullet in her chest beside the bodies of her parents and toddler brother.

Argentines Francisco Lotero, 56, and Miriam Coletti, 23, shot their children before killing themselves after making an apparent suicide pact over fears about global warming.”

See terrifying people has consequences, it is likely the couple were mentally ill in some way or otherwise vulnerable, but your AGW scam was the catalyst that saw them commit this act. Or is this ok because they are just collateral damage for the greater good?

“Her parents said they feared the effects of global warming in a suicide note discovered by police.”

 

Its even worse when you see the type of prick presenting the info they killed themselves over.

Head of ‘Climategate’ research unit admits he hid data – because it was ‘standard practice’

He admitted withholding data about global temperatures but said the information was publicly available from American websites.

And he claimed it was not ‘standard practice’ to release data and computer models so other scientists could check and challenge research.

‘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,’ he said.

 

Scum.

More Proof that God Hates Al Gore: Mini Ice Age Coming


Well, I’m convinced by things lik this that God hates all the eco-tard Warministas.

“The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world’s most eminent climate scientists.
Their predictions – based on an analysis of natural cycles in water temperatures in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans – challenge some of the global warming orthodoxy’s most deeply cherished beliefs, such as the claim that the North Pole will be free of ice in
summer by 2013.
According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado, Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007 – and even the most committed global warming activists do not dispute this.”

Too funny. Here in the northern hemisphere, England has been frozen solid, Florida is having it’s coldest temperatures since the ’80’s, and even here in south Texas the lows are in the teens (F).

UPDATES:

1] The Pope is a Climo-Tard

“VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI has denounced the failure of world leaders to agree to a new climate change treaty by saying world peace depends on the responsible safeguarding of God’s creation.
Benedict issued the admonition in a speech Monday to ambassadors accredited to the Vatican.”

2] Florida Suffers Apocalyptic Freezing

More on Bing’s tip.

“MIAMI — Freakish cold weather continued to grip the southern United States, with snow flurries spotted around Orlando and a record low set for Miami, and forecasters said Sunday that more of the same was expected…

On Saturday night, a temperature of 35 degrees set a record that had stood since 1970, said Joel Rothfuss with the National Weather Service in Miami.

He said a record low of 37 degrees on Monday, which was set in 1927, could also be broken, with the forecast saying it would drop to 35 degrees again.

For the first time in at least 30 years, Miami Metrozoo shut its doors because it was too cold. Atlanta’s zoo was closed because the trails were iced over, officials said. Temperatures in Atlanta stayed around freezing over the weekend. The average high for Atlanta is in the 50 degrees (around 10 Celsius) with lows in the 30s (around 0 Celsius).”

It would be funny, but it’s a real disaster.

“Breen said his Florida town, which raises everything from tropical birds and fish to organic produce and palm trees, was holding on to the little that was left from the cold.

“Everybody is just wiped out. It’s that bad,” he said.”

OK, now can we get back to our gasoline and coal powered lives, please?

The big freeze


So whilst most of the planet’s population settles in for an extraordinarily cold winter, here’s some useful climate links to send to your warmy friends.

Have we reached Peak Gore Coolness™? That is, that Al has flown round the globe so many times, that coldiness has reached critical mass, a tipping point if you will, and with the climax of Copenhagen, there’s now no stopping this global freezathon? Is the Gore Effect now a global Gore Effect?

UPDATE

And for all you southern hemi ruffugees sweating it out at the moment, just remember…

Southeast freezes again in our coldest winter in years

Oh, I dunno. Coldest, hottest, the climate really has been changing lately, and it just must be our fault.

UPDATE II

Anybody else waiting for some under-funded scientist to declare our CO2 emissions have staved off another mini Ice Age?

LOL, we already know Rudd, Gore et. al. , in ten years time, when the climate has done bugger all, will declare that their draconian ideas and taxes will have been our saviour.

If there’s bn cc for 4b years, why ru against it now?


With thanks to Lucanas. Greenie PWND.

Even the Fake Hockey Stick Wouldn’t be Bad if True


This is a very simple but highly effective video presentation that demonstrates just how silly the – fake, manufactured, bogus, bullshit: pick a pejorative adjective – “hockey stick” really is. In a nutshell, even if the “hockey stick” wasn’t a lie concocted by climate pseudo-scientists hiding political and financial agendas, it doesn’t even amount to a significant statistical blip when viewed in the context of the earth’s climate history, which had many much warmer periods before the advent of human civilization.

I don’t call the warm-mongers “climo-tards” for nothing: They are utterly ignorant and vacuous tools, lead by a lying shyster who has a larger personal “carbon footprint” than many undeveloped nations, and who has made himself nearly a billionaire peddling these lies to the gullible brainless. Global warming isn’t a religion – I hate it when people say it is – rather, it is a superstition akin to believing, “if you step on a crack, you’ll break your mother’s back.”

Copenhagen schedule


A silver lining…

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Monckton, Fred Singer, and Ian Plimer will be speaking. Bad news is that they’re speaking right at the beginning and could well be forgotten by the end. Good news is that nothing much is likely to come out of this, with no actual agreements until June next year or even until 2011.

Let’s hope “our boys” get a fair hearing and their message gets through over, say, Desmond Tutu’s call for cash.

Schedule.

And with trepidation, a link to an article quoting Lord Monckton. Do read the whole enchilada, but since the following has been largely passed over, here’s an excerpt reminding us what this AGW crock means for our food.

Speaking about replacing one third of agricultural land which grows food to be used for growing bio-fuels instead, Christopher Monckton reminded that it has led to double food price surge over just one year.

“If we have to pay twice as much for our food – it’s inconvenient. If you are in a poor country – that difference of a 100% in the price of your food is the difference between life and death,” he warns.

More.

UPDATE

In related news, have you heard about the steel cages being set up for any protesters who are arrested?

Powerline asks: What do they think we are, anarchists?

Will Lord Monckton throw Molotov cocktails, or Pat Michaels smash bank windows?

Al Gore Cancels $1.2K Copenhagen Meet-and-Greet


As 1.618 noted, Al Gore was planning to charge $1,200.00 per to allow people to shake his ManBearPig paw and have their picture taken with him in Copenhagen. Seems like many people ponied up to meet Al, but Gore chickened out, leaving many in a lurch.

“Former U.S. vice president has canceled his event, more than 3,000 Danes have purchased a ticket…

Looks like they will get a refund though. Might be worth more as a collectors item in ten years though.

I wonder how many people have shelled out $1200 to shake Al’s hand? Maybe not enough and he couldn’t cover the expenses for his private jet?”

No, Gore is a Fraud and a Scaredy Cat>

“In the wake of Climategate, his continued global warming proclamations and his refusal to debate are simply untenable. Thus after Britain’s Lord Christopher Monckton recently challenged Gore to a debate, Monckton afterwards added: “If you don’t dare [debate], I want you to remain silent about [global warming] forever from now on.”

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has grown so tired of Gore’s unwillingness to debate that they are openly mocking him — offering to pay him $500.00 if he’ll debate Monckton. But with all due respect to CEI, there’s no reason to believe a scaredy cat like Gore, who is positioned to become the world’s first “carbon billionaire,” will expose the error of his ways to a sound thinker like Monckton.

Instead, he’s more likely to make himself even harder to reach in order to be sure he doesn’t have to defend his global warming assertions. There’s a good chance this was the motive behind the cancellation of his scheduled appearance at the Copenhagen climate conference later this month. Although people had already paid $1200.00 to meet the former vice president, the outcry over Climategate may have persuaded Gore that allowing people to get close enough to shake hands would be tantamount to allowing them to get close enough to ask tough questions.”

Yep, “He knows it’s all unravelling.”

At least we have the satisfaction of now knowing that Al Gore will go down in history as just another lying, money-grubbing shyster. I don’t know about you, but that helps me sleep more soundly at night.

It will be nicer, though, when he finally stops turning perfectly good oxygen into carbon dioxide.

Not science just climate science


Not Evil Just Wrong’s, Phelim McAleer – and if you don’t have the DVD yet, it’s the best 20 bucks you could spend – rips apart Climategate.

Al confronted at bookstore


No prizes for guessing what happens next.

With thanks to Sheila, the lovely receptionist at Paco Enterprises.

Monkton mocks man-made climate change


Well hardly. He’s far too much of a gentleman for that. And this is hardly a find but worth disseminating nonetheless.

With thanks.

ClimateGate… Booyah!


Just in case you’ve been living under a rock the last day or so…

Hacked alleged emails between some of our “top” climate scientists have revealed collusion, manipulation of data, suppression of data, deletion of data, team efforts to sideline skeptics ie. anyone who’s research didn’t fit the man-made global warming narrative…

Bolt’s booyah here, here, here, and here.

Blair’s booyah here.

Jules’ booyah here (lotsa good links on that one).

An excellent round up here.

Where it all began here.

HotAir’s take here.

A few tidbits have even made it to the MSM. Interesting since this is potentially the biggest news story since 9/11. At least James Delingpole’s excited.

Check it out for yourself here, or search the emails for keywords here – with thanks to anelegantchaos.

Gavin at RealClimate is having a hell of a time defending it all.

Naturally, Anthony Watts was on to it early.

I won’t link to ClimateAudit. Steve’s site is taking a beating.

In fact, it’s all over the blogosphere. With something potentially, if proved right, so serious, that will affect billions of people and dictate where trillions of dollars go, and yet where there are whiffs of conspiracy, collusion, manipulation, suppression and deletion of key data, why on Earth isn’t this all over the news channels?!

UPDATE

It’s even on Yahoo Answers. The longer the MSM stays essentially silent on this, the more they mute their relevance.

UPDATE II

Slowly, slowly, they might just be coming round. This is just too big to suppress.

Link (puff).

Link.

Link.

H/T Bolt who notes, “I suspect this is a story that newspapers should not entrust to their environment reports.

UPDATE III [Beef]

Keep and eye on Power Line also, as John has latched his analytical legal mind onto this subject, and when he decides to get to the bottom of something, the bottom better be afraid… very afraid.

“The biggest news story of the day is one that has barely begun to break and will continue to reverberate for months or years to come. Someone hacked into a computer at the University of East Anglia’s Hadley Climatic Research Centre, one of the main centers of anthropogenic global warming research. The hacker downloaded 62 megabytes of data from the server, consisting of around 1,000 emails and a variety of other documents. He uploaded them to an FTP server, where they were available to the public, apparently, for only a few hours. The event is described here.

Before the documents disappeared from that location, several people had downloaded them and posted them in other locations. I downloaded all of the material earlier today and have begun to review it. The emails are stunning. They are authored by many of the leading figures in the global warming movement: Michael Mann, James Hansen, Phil Jones, Keith Briffa, Stephen Schneider, and others. They are remarkably candid; these individuals talk to each other with the knowledge that they are among friends.

The emails I’ve reviewed so far do not suggest that these scientists are perpetrating a knowing and deliberate hoax. On the contrary, they are true believers. I don’t doubt that they are sincerely convinced–in fact, fanatically so–that human activity is warming the earth. But the emails are disturbing nonetheless. What they reveal, more than anything, is a bunker mentality. These pro-global warming scientists see themselves as under siege, and they view AGW skeptics as bitter enemies.”

Read the whole enchilada. Warministas are fundamentalist dead-enders, just like Jihadists.

 

UPDATE IV

BOOYAH! Bolt goes in for the kill. Talk about a boys’ club!

Get Gore to Debate Monckton: CEI Shows Al the Money


Notorious coward, fat man, carbon emitter, multi-gazillionaire… and Manbearpig, Al Gore, has steadfastly refused to debate Lord Monckton on Global Warming Climate Change, so CEI has a plan: Show Al the Money!

Spread the word!

H/T Iain Murray

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