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So where are these climate scientists, gurus, our government is so sure of?


A planet in peril, or a society?

On ABC’s QandA political affairs program last Monday, aside from GetUp!’s Simon Sheikh’s collapse, we were privilege to the dulcet tones of Climate Change minister, Greg Combet.

A major part of his reassuring argument is that the government simply cannot ignore the warnings of all the world’s top scientists.

Noted empirical evidence – namely that we haven’t seen any warming in at least ten years – was dismissed as a rubbish argument.

No, Combet smoothly argued the scientists had to be trusted.

So? Who?

The IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change?

Even they’ve admitted they are just another UN body, and certainly not the “gold standard”.

They admitted they don’t necessarily promote views of the world’s “top scientists”, but rather, make sure every geographic region is represented as equally as possible.

Sorry, but that’s not the world’s top scientists.

No Frakking Consensus:

Leading scientists. Top climate scientists. The best scientific minds. That was the fiction. Now, at long last, the IPCC is admitting that its authors don’t, in fact, all belong to the highest echelons of the scientific community. Instead we’re advised that the IPCC has “always sought” to “achieve geographic representation.”

The end of Chapter 5 in my book reads:

Journalists say we should trust the IPCC’s conclusions because its reports have been written by the world’s finest scientific minds. But in order for that to be the case the IPCC would need to apply very different criteria when selecting its authors.

It would need an explicit policy that says something along the lines of: Even though we are a UN body, we are not influenced by UN diversity concerns. We select the world’s best experts and only the world’s best experts – regardless of where they come from or what gender they happen to be.

In fact, readers may recall that the crux of the IPCC argument, the one governments such as our own are rolling with (OK, well basically just ours), was written by a teenage boy.

The blurb:

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) performs one of the most important jobs in the world. It surveys climate science research and writes a report about what it all means. This report is informally known as the Climate Bible.

Cited by governments around the world, the Climate Bible is the reason carbon taxes are being introduced, heating bills are rising, and costly new regulations are being enacted. It is why everyone thinks carbon dioxide emissions are dangerous. Put simply: the entire planet is in a tizzy because of a United Nations report.

What most of us don’t know is that, rather than being written by a meticulous, upstanding professional in business attire, the Climate Bible is produced by a slapdash, slovenly teenager who has trouble distinguishing right from wrong.

This expose, by an investigative journalist, is the product of two years of research. Its conclusion: almost nothing we’ve been told about the IPCC is true.

So?

Who?

What top climate scientists? Could Combet quote one? A credible one?

The “father” of global warming Gaia theory, perhaps?

No. Remember, James Lovelock came out recently and admitted much of the doom and gloom he’d forecast simply isn’t and hasn’t turned out to be the case.

Unfortunately, not so many other climate scientists are as free to revise their views as Lovelock is. You see, he doesn’t require government funding to keep him afloat.

That is a significant catch 22 that simply cannot be dismissed.

So?

Who?

Australia’s very own Climate Commissioner, Tim Flannery, who the government pays $180,000 per year for three days work per week?

Well, this is a bloke who predicted permanent drought for Australia’s three major eastern coastal cities.

Now the dams are as good as full, and the desal plants have been mothballed – at a cost of considerable billions.

So? Who?

That other government-paid climate expert, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, who predicted our thriving reefs would be wiped out by now?

Who, Combet? Who, Gillard?

Who are they, are they on your payroll, and have any of their predictions come true?

Of course, their argument is bunkum, like as if a trace gas, of which humans produce only a fraction of, somehow drives global climate.

Hence, you’ll see more arguments like GetUp!’s Simon Sheikh’s; that being, “to rise above the politics”, like he said on QandA last Monday.

You see, to them, it was never about the science, even though that’s of course what they claimed and possibly what they also believed to a point.

And when the science started riding home, the hard empirical data that refuted the models, they argued it was time to “move on from that”.

OK. So we’re back to the political argument many claimed it always was?

Oh no, now it’s “let’s rise above the politics”.

Utterly vacuous words and sentiments. Deceitful, too – and perhaps to themselves the most.

People like Sheikh I do believe mean well. But he’s trying to change the way the world works because essentially, he doesn’t understand how the world works (and he must have been asleep in history class).

I would argue, however, that he does see genuine problems such as real pollution but has unfortunately, like many of our politicians and scientists, been caught up in CO2=pollution nonsense hypothesis.

He’s stuck.

He, like the other 50,000 delegates at the Rio+20 convention, have made and staked their careers on this.

Families to feed.

For example, what would he and his wife, Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) chairperson, Anna Rose, do if this all came unravelled?

What would Combet do?

What would Flannery do?

What would Gillard do?

Looking at the big picture, that is hardly important. It’s what they’ve done, what they’re doing, and what they will do before time is up that actually matters in the broader sense.

Larry Pickering:

Now we know what Emerson’s “Whyalla” rendition was all about. It was a “get that up ya” celebration which wasn’t directed at us at all. He had already lost us.

Gillard’s old bed mate, Emerson, was serenading Abbott alone in a taunting display of ridicule.


*You know, if they’d actually just made it a big money-go-round – not a take from the rich, give to the poor – but an actual money-go-round, and admitted it as simply as that, something that might have stimulated the economy, I’d probably be half for it…*

Also, if this carbon tax did ANYTHING to lower global temperatures, then they might have a sliver of an argument. That said, the whole world could adopt it and not even Tim Flannery claims it would make an iota of difference.

Their argument of, “So what? We do nothing?” is fallacious. By wasting so much time, money, and endeavour on the carbon caper, there is in fact a lot we are not doing that we should be doing again.

Gee, it’s not like Al Gore would exagerrate, right?


James Delingpole:

Not content with having invented the internet, the great Climate Science communicator Al Gore appears to have developed still more miraculous skills of late: the ability to turn 17,000 into 8.6 million – just like that.

The figures refer to the number of “views” for Gore’s special “24 Hours Of ManBearPig” which this column helped celebrate the other day. Gore claims that as many as 8.6 million flocked to his thrilling festival of climate fear; but a nasty cruel man called Charles the Moderator at Watts Up With That? has “done the math” and reckons the figure is probably more like 17,000. And that, he believes, is a generous estimate.

On Al Gore’s 24 hour FAILfest


A few weeks ago, I ran a little prelude to the now-passed Al Gore 24 hour climate of doomsday bonanza.

Lulz, even his “supporters” have canned him for it.

If you click now, ClimateDepot is all over this like ice on the East Antarctic shelf.

Another blogger, Tom Nelson, notes the Gore Effect striking yet again.

During Gore’s 24-hour climate hoax sales effort, and while it’s still summer in the Northern Hemisphere, 16 new city blocks of Arctic ice formed every second.

Too funny.

Meanwhile, some Canadian broadcaster, Charles Adler (any info, JM?), takes the polar bear prophet to town in a highly entertaining segment (if there’s one link you click, click this one).

Nice timing, Al, just as real science starts to get a decent run again.

Isn’t it fitting that the Australian Greens are really starting to panic and are moving to shut down the free press in Australia precisely when the government is trying to ram through taxation based on a has-been quack theory.*

*(apologies to our duck friends).

On Al Gore’s Sept. 14 24hr global warming gorefest


Just in case you’re thinking of watching it, Dr Roy Spencer preludes it with some cool reason.

UPDATE

James Delingpole:

Climate scepticism is the new racism, Al Gore has told an interviewer. And do you know what? He’s absolutely right.

Just as “racist” has been honed over the decades by liberal-lefties for casual use as a deadly weapon against anyone who disagrees them, so “climate denier” has become the new leftist shorthand for “evil, wrong, uncaring, right-wing – and almost certainly funded by Big Oil.”

In both cases, the intent is the same: to close down the argument by implying that your opponent is so morally compromised that his case isn’t even worth consideration. He’s just wrong: “End of,” as they say.

BS


Global warming BS has really been doing the rounds lately, hasn’t it?

Green’s leader Bob Brown wants to get his hands on the media… well media that doesn’t toe his BS line, anyway.

Labor apparatchiks GetUP! is coming to Julia’s rescue by offering her a forum tonight. Yes, much better to have it tightly controlled than be going into any shopping centres again!

Speaking of that carbon tax, the inevitable scamming has begun.

Here’s a squiz into Malcolm Turnbull’s possible motivations behind an ETS (I think you may know already). Tsk, tsk, Malcolm.

And over in the States, come September, our American friends are going to be subjected to 24 hours of non-stop BS in Al Gore’s latest brainwashing effort.

Finally, in non climate-related BS, how come it’s costing the UK 53 times less than Australia to deliver high speed broadband?

H/T All the fine folks here.

Who is John?


Paco on John on Al:

Well, John, let me ask you something. What if the dean and chief mouthpiece of the “oncological community” was a man who majored in government as an undergraduate, did poorly in science and math classes, later dropped out of divinity school and obtained a law degree, and went on to enjoy a modestly successful political career, only to flame out in a burst of extreme weirdness in a losing presidential campaign against a guy who would one day wind up being caricatured by vicious cartoonists as a chimp? Furthermore, what if he had once been in the pay of the tobacco lobby? Would these facts not tend to undermine your blind faith in the credibility of a medical establishment of which he was the leading light? Or – and I am still using the oncological analogy – would you unquestioningly agree to a colonoscopy performed with an Apache double-jacket fire hose and a Sunbeam minicam because the “science is settled”?

If that ain’t burger time, then what is?

Hey, Al! Freeze it!


And he has done, is doing, and will probably continue to do.

The frollickingmole asks if Gore’s in Cancun. Considering the host venue of the global warming summit is experiencing record low temperatures, it is highly likely – more here.

Then again, maybe he jetted off to Paris, too.

PARIS (AFP) – Icy roads left much of the Paris region paralysed on Thursday after the heaviest snowfall in almost 25 years, with drivers advised not to use their cars unless absolutely necessary.

Well, who knows where Al is – maybe Korea; it’s been getting pretty cold lately – but the con is trying a new trick: merging pagan Gaia worship with traditional Christianity.

Meanwhile, dissent from real scientists grows.

More than 1000 dissenting scientists … from around the globe have now challenged man-made global warming claims made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former Vice President Al Gore.

Carbon capture FAIL


Granted, the sqaure Coke bottles look cool. Something about putting pressurised substances in square containers, though… gee, that might be why the caps are made from much thicker plastic than the bottles (just a thought). Is that why so many plane fuselages are also cylindrical? It’s not just so they look cool? How about a square missile or rocket?

Container Shape and Pressure

Name: Billy
Status: student
Grade: 6-8
Location: DC
Country: USA

Question: How does the shape of a disposable water
bottle (Dasani, Eco-Shape Poland Spring, or Vitamin
Water) affect the amount of pressure it can
withstand?
—————————————
Hi Billy,

Interesting question! The shape of the water bottle has little effect
on the pressure it can hold. The most important thing is that the
bottle must be round.

The industrial designer, Andrew Kim (Korean?), might have a nose for aesthetics but certainly not for basic science.

Lady bing (Korean!) majored in industrial design and that course is riddled with eco-fadism. Pity about basic physics being thrown out the window.

The bottles would be manufactured (about as eco-friendly as Al Gore’s private jets) from sugar cane. OK, so overlooking for a moment the Australian sugar cane industry being done over by the US-OZ FTA, let’s have a look at what happens when food is turned into fuel. It’s explained more simply here. Hint: food prices, especially for the world’s poor, go waaaay up.

And talk us through this one; how can a carbonated beverage be, as the first link claims, shipped, flown, “trained”, trucked, driven, walked, or whatever with a zero carbon footprint?

LOL, drink more Coke! Every 500ml bottle has 168g of carbolicious goodness inside and a ton of sugar, too!

PS

Many of the comments here and here show a disturbing lack of basic understanding. There are a few that are on the money, however.

PPS The lids are “offset” on purpose. *groan*

Eco-Coke? FAIL.

UPDATE

Upon reflection, the square bottles certainly do look cool. Naturally, they won’t do a thing to save the planet, but the planet doesn’t need saving anyway. Let’s hope they’re marketed, but as an example of what the human race can acheive. Sure, they’re totally impractical but so are airbags on a crashing plane.

Just one thing but, how about we use regular oil to manufacture the bottles? The world’s poor are hungry enough.


Gore “angrily raged” and “bellowed” at her: claim


Never has a single news article conjured up so many disturbing images.

“I was just shocked at his craziness.”

“He pleaded, grabbed me, engulfed me in embrace, tongue kissed me, massaged me, groped by breasts and painfully squeezed my nipples through my clothing, pressed his pelvis against mine, rubbed my buttocks with his hands and fingers and rubbed himself against my crotch, saying, ‘You know you want to do it.’”

Er, no Al you disgusting fat body, she didn’t.

Gore said he was tired from travel and described in detail the massage he wanted. It included work on the adductor muscles, which are on the inside of the thighs.

Nasty.

And we always knew he’s a headscarf short of being Presbyterian…

Then, abruptly, the former vice president changed tone. It was “as though he had very suddenly switched personalities,” she recalled, “and began in a pleading tone, pleading for release of his second chakra there.”

Ewww.

H/T Tim.

UPDATE

More gore.


Disclaimer: These are so far just allegations. Nothing has been proven.

UPDATE

According to the linked yoga chart, it seems after having his inner child issues dealt with, Al went back to what he’s good at; sex, money and power.

Thanks, Al. Where’s the nearest bridge I can jump off?


FFS

H/T

If I were a greenie…


I’d be feeling like a right sucker about now. I’d be spewing up chunks of tofu and mung beans into my eco-friendly shopping bag. I’d key the side of my Prius. I’d stop cleaning the bird shit off my solar panels. Why? Because my hero has just splurged nearly nine million dollars of gaia-raping cash on a seaside mansion, that’s why.

And check out the comments from that link. It get’s even better.

I do think global warming exists and is manmade, however I think it is a result of NUCLEAR exposure, not carbon.

LULZ! They’re not called ecotards for nothing.

In related news, the woman who backed down from the “Draw Mohammed” campaign has clawed back a little kudos. She’s launched “Everybody Draw Al Gore Day”. Lame in comparrison, but kinda funny.

Al Gore vs the Unabomber


Who said what? Take the quiz!


Al’s not happy


Lulz. He didn’t want to answer any questions about Climategate or the Arctic sea ice being almost back to normal this year.


No news is good news


Granted. The Americans have their heads up their arses buried deep in the Obamacare debate.

Meanwhile, in Australia, we’ll have Earth Hour and the second Formula 1 race for the 2010 (pronounced; twenny ten) season going head to head this weekend.

Who will win? Al Gore, a man literally unable to fit inside an F1 car, or an F1 driver who could fit inside Al Gore and you wouldn’t even notice.

Perhaps some boffin out there will end up doing the math re energy saved (Earth Hour) vs energy expended (the F1 race) and will correlate that to the amount of fun sitting in the dark being a pretentious wanker vs the amount of fun had watching the best cars in the world slogging it out… even if the no refueling brainfart, if race one is anything to go by, has had the opposite effect than was intended.




AGW: follow the money


Turns out the sceptics are the little bloke, the grassroots folks. makes sense. Al Gore and grass roots aren’t exactly synonymous.

Via Jo Nova.

Somehow the tables have turned. For all the smears of big money funding the “deniers”, the numbers reveal that the sceptics are actually the true grassroots campaigners, while Greenpeace defends Wall St. How times have changed. Sceptics are fighting a billion dollar industry aligned with a trillion dollar trading scheme. Big Oil’s supposed evil influence has been vastly outdone by Big Government, and even those taxpayer billions are trumped by Big-Banking.

The big-money side of this debate has fostered a myth that sceptics write what they write because they are funded by oil profits. They say, follow the money? So I did and it’s chilling. Greens and environmentalists need to be aware each time they smear with an ad hominem attack they are unwittingly helping giant finance houses.

Meanwhile, Al Gore still refuses to shut up, even though the planet still refuses to heat up.

UPDATE

Obama’s Cap n’ Trade is all but dead and William M. Briggs explains why it was always destined to fail.

Heheh. Check out the post, written back in 2007, by the person whose site I found that pic on.

You think it’s warm now, just wait for 2011-12…

Uh huh.



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