Archive for March 8th, 2010

Avatar doesn’t win Best Picture

Thank goodness for that. I don’t really care which picture won it – JFTR, it was Hurt Locker – just so long as it wasn’t James Cameron’s poorly scripted, leftist wankfest aka Avatar.

Also, congrats to Christoph Waltz for getting he Best Supporting Actor gong for his excellent performance as the Jew-hating Nazi in Inglorious Basterds.


AGW’s downfall: a summary

Stephen F. Hayward, over at the Spectator, has an excellent summary covering the downfall of that bonkers theory of man-made climate change/man-made global warming. For anyone whose been following this on blogs such as Andrew Bolt’s or wherever else, there’s probably little information you didn’t know, yet it’s great to have it all in one place. Some examples…

It is increasingly clear that the leak of the internal emails and documents of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in November has done for the climate change debate what the Pentagon Papers did for the Vietnam war debate 40 years ago—changed the narrative decisively. Additional revelations of unethical behavior, errors, and serial exaggeration in climate science are rolling out on an almost daily basis, and there is good reason to expect more.

As if what we’ve seen already isn’t damning enough.

The British media—even the left-leaning, climate alarmists of the Guardian and BBC—are turning on the climate campaign with a vengeance. The somnolent American media, which have done as poor a job reporting about climate change as they did on John Edwards, have largely averted their gaze from the inconvenient meltdown of the climate campaign, but the rock solid edifice in the newsrooms is cracking. Al Gore was conspicuously missing in action before surfacing with a long article in the New York Times on February 28, reiterating his familiar parade of horribles: The sea level will rise! Monster storms! Climate refugees in the hundreds of millions! Political chaos the world over! It was the rhetorical equivalent of stamping his feet and saying “It is too so!” In a sign of how dramatic the reversal of fortune has been for the climate campaign, it is now James Inhofe, the leading climate skeptic in the Senate, who is eager to have Gore testify before Congress.

As for the MSM, better late than never, I guess.

The article goes on to list some key examples of the IPCC’s thuggishness and blatent errors, such as that Himilayan glacier fiasco we just witnessed. It mentions that Al Gore is most likely plain wrong when he states that AGW will increase the number and intensity of tropical storms – something which over the past few decades simply hasn’t happened (which I pointed out a while ago here [2nd link in that post] although, sadly, it didn’t gain any traction in the media).

Anyway, it’s a bit of a read, but well worth it. Full article.

*with thanks to bennoba over at Bolt’s forum

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