Posted by: Dark Defender | January 5, 2009

Will 2009 be the end of climate change hysteria? UPDATED

No Al, the debate isnt over.

No Al, the debate isnt over.

 

There have been a number of articles in the past few months about people questioning the non-existent “consensus” on global warming.  At first I wasn’t paying them much mind, but as they keep coming im starting to wonder if maybe this is the start of a real trend towards a “return to reality” (I’m stealing this phrase from an article Camille Paglia wrote about Sarah Palin’s post election image).

Shockingly enough there is an articlein the ultra liberal Huffington Post today in which the author (an admitted Obama voter) demands that Al Gore apologize for the lies he has been peddling about climate change.  You really ought to read the entire thing yourself but here’s a little sample:

You are probably wondering whether President-elect Obama owes the world an apology for his actions regarding global warming. The answer is, not yet. There is one person, however, who does. You have probably guessed his name: Al Gore.

Mr. Gore has stated, regarding climate change, that “the science is in.” Well, he is absolutely right about that, except for one tiny thing. It is the biggest whopper ever sold to the public in the history of humankind.

This is pretty heavy stuff considering we have been told by the liberals, the EU (ok redundant) and the UN bureaucrats for years that there is no debate that this is settled science.  Clearly that claim is not true, and you always have to question the motives of those who want to cut off debate on a topic.

Other recent happy global warming news:

A duo of Irish filmmakers are making a movie titled “not evil, just wrong” about Al Gore and his followers claims about climate change.  Naturally enough the governments gatekeepers in the “Irish film board” have refused to fund this un-pc project.  So they have been forced to raise money online Obama stye and have already raised almost 2 million in donations in the past few months.

A Cornell study while the studies authors cling to Orthodoxy and don’t deny global warming itself, it does prove that previous models for climate change drastically miscalculated soil carbon (aka the primary source of carbon the alleged main culprit of global warming, in fact according to the study itself soil produces 10x as much carbon as humans.)  Hmm so we don’t even properly understand the primary source of carbon on earth, but we should change our entire society based on these flawed studies? Do we look stupid?

An international poll conducted by the world’s largest bank (HSBC) in cooperation with a number of enviromental  groups found that the public around the world is starting to wake up to the global warming lie.  A sample of the results:

Less than half of those surveyed, or 47 per cent, said they were prepared to make personal lifestyle changes to reduce carbon emissions, down from 58 per cent last year.

Only 37 per cent said they were willing to spend “extra time” on the effort, an eight-point drop.

And only one in five respondents – or 20 per cent – said they’d spend extra money to reduce climate change. That’s down from 28 per cent a year ago.

The 11 countries surveyed were Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. There were 2,000 respondents surveyed in China, including 1,000 in Hong Kong.

Even CNN meterologists are starting to question the Orthodoxy.  Sample:

“We have 100 years worth of data, not millions of years that the world’s been around (try billions -dd),” Myers continued.

 

Dr. Jay Lehr, an expert on environmental policy, told “Lou Dobbs Tonight” viewers you can detect subtle patterns over recorded history, but that dates back to the 13th Century.

 

“If we go back really, in recorded human history, in the 13thCentury, we were probably 7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than we are now and it was a very prosperous time for mankind,” Lehr said. “If go back to the Revolutionary War 300 years ago, it was very, very cold. We’ve been warming out of that cold spell from the Revolutionary War period and now we’re back into a cooling cycle.”

And finally the EUs new “Maverick”  President (why cant we  have one of those? The young pretty one with the record, not the old one who hasn’t run anything other than a campaign since the 60’s) Vaclav Klaus outright calls global warming a myth.  Granted he is getting the Sarah Palin treatment from the EU elites, but the fact there is now a prominent voice at the heart of the EU to speak against the bogus consensus is a big stride forward for reality in my opinion.

 

Now this isn’tto say that the scare mongers are going to give up and accept reality.  No the idea of saving the world by adopting socialist economic policies is just to attractive to give up that easily. 

 

Indeed the fact the global warming is an unproven theory which is coming under increasing criticism hasn’t stopped a cabal of British attorneys is proposing (and PM Brown is apparently supporting) a plan to create an international criminal court to punish companies and nations for not adopting faith based climate policy.

 

Facts also haven’t gotten in the way of the UN redeclaring the debate to be over and global warming unquestionable or The One from warning the threat from this unproven theory is “urgent”.

 

So clearly the battle isn’tover, but it seems reality is launching a counter offensive against the faith based, “the debate is over” crowd.

 

UPDATE: A study came out which finds that sea ice levels are ending 2008 at the same level as 1979 (the first year in which date was gathered).  This flies in the face of predictions from fear mongers.

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Responses

  1. Although I am concerned about global warming, even at moderate levels, I fully agree with the sentiment that “political consensus” has killed the science of global warming. Research provides compelling evidence that most of the IPCC SRES scenarios are unattainable because of limits to non-renewable fossil fuel (the global reserve base of fossil fuel must increase by ~800% to meet the upper end of the IPCC scenarios – absurd). See “Implications of fossil fuel constraints on economic growth and global warming” in Energy Policy – January 2009. The article suggest that Energy Security is a far greater concern.


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