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The climate bugaboo is the strangest intellectual aberration of our age ( The SCAM )
The Telegraph ^ | 8:52PM GMT 17 Dec 2010 | By Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

Posted on 12/18/2010 2:07:26 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Christopher Monckton says that perspective was sorely missing at the Cancun climate conference.

"But don’t you realise," said the bearded, staring enviro-zomb with the regrettable T-shirt, “that global cooling is what we must expect because of global warming?”

"Don’t you realise," I replied, "how silly that sounds? The lowest temperatures ever recorded here in Cancun six days in a row; four extreme winters on the trot in the Northern hemisphere; more people dying in one three-day cold snap in little England in 2002 than Oxfam pretends died of ‘global warming’ worldwide throughout 2010; where’s your perspective, man?"

Perspective, the Olympian capacity to see events as they affect not just us and our mates but everyone, and not just in the excitement of the present but sub specie aeternitatis, in the long, calm, kindly shadow of eternity: this has gone from what passes for education in the West.

The climate bugaboo, the strangest intellectual aberration of our age, rampages because in the me and now we have cast aside three once-universal forms of learning that gave us perspective: a Classical education, to remind us that in reason and logic there is a difference between true and false; a scientific education, to show us which is which; and a religious education, to teach us why the distinction matters.

With perspective, no one would waste a single second of his own time or a red cent of other people’s money trying, Canute-like, to make “global warming” go away.


(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cancun; cancunclimatesummit; christophermonckton; climatefraud; globalhoaxing; globalwarminghoax; greenreligion; lordmonckton; monckton

1 posted on 12/18/2010 2:07:29 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: neverdem

it’s up and i am looking for my Dictionary again.


2 posted on 12/18/2010 2:08:56 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: nina0113

Lord Monckton ping! Freezin’ my knees in the Global Warming ... how about you?


3 posted on 12/18/2010 2:10:34 PM PST by Tax-chick (He will be Peace.)
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To: NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Carry_Okie; Brad's Gramma; ...

pingaroo.


4 posted on 12/18/2010 2:14:21 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

People will believe in anything... including a hoax that has no real empirical basis to it - as long there’s money, power and prestige involved.


5 posted on 12/18/2010 2:16:17 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: All
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I raised no points from the floor: they said only believers in man-made apocalypse could speak up.

6 posted on 12/18/2010 2:16:26 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
“that global cooling is what we must expect because of global warming?”

That statement sounds really stupid and desperate to me. If global warming is causing global cooling, wouldn't they be canceling each other out?

7 posted on 12/18/2010 2:25:36 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Tax-chick
Just got my heating bill. It records and provides temperature data. This year was four degrees colder than the same billing period last year.
8 posted on 12/18/2010 2:32:23 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: MsLady

It is stupid....and is nothing more than propaganda....to further Global Governance ...which is what this is all about.


9 posted on 12/18/2010 2:32:31 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Well, that’s exactly what you should expect with advanced Global Warming.


10 posted on 12/18/2010 2:35:01 PM PST by Tax-chick (He will be Peace.)
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To: MsLady
“that global cooling is what we must expect because of global warming?”

Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. In fact, it is irrefutable! All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.

The naked casuistry of the high priests of warmism would make a Jesuit blush.

11 posted on 12/18/2010 2:42:48 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s a Global Warming Freeze!!

lol.


12 posted on 12/18/2010 2:49:35 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; meyer; Normandy; Whenifhow; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; ...
Thanx Ernest !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

13 posted on 12/18/2010 2:50:46 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Saw this on the editorial list on Real Clear Politics this morning. Maybe common sense is beginning to emerge. Off course, that won’t stop the leftists already in power, common sense has rarely been one of their strong suits.


14 posted on 12/18/2010 2:50:56 PM PST by SouthTexas (WE are the Wave)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I would rate it as the second strangest intellectual aberration with socialism in first place by a country mile.


15 posted on 12/18/2010 2:56:07 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yep complete control over the population of the world, even if that is done on a complete fabricated lie. What we eat, what fuel we use, how much we use, whether we are allowed to live or die, how many children we are allowed to have and when and on and on.


16 posted on 12/18/2010 2:59:40 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
a Classical education, to remind us that in reason and logic there is a difference between true and false

One of the most pernicious aspects of global warming "science" is the fabrication of probabilities. The alarmists tell us that there is particular percent chance that the earth could warm by 4 degrees or 6 degrees or whatever. Leaving aside the various evidence of natural climate regulation, the probabilities that they present are completely made up. Sometimes they will run a model a bunch of times and count up the number of times they were able to tweak the parameters to produce a certain amount of warming. Or maybe they tweak the parameters once and randomize other inputs, I forget. But either way it is an arbitrary probability, not a scientific measurement error (the only valid use of probability).

17 posted on 12/18/2010 3:05:04 PM PST by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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Ernest_at_the_Beach


Talk, more talk, reason, logic, evidence are having no dampening effect on this hoax. A sane person might put effort in other approaches to defend the truth.

HAVE A COOL YULE
CLICK FOR GIFT


18 posted on 12/18/2010 3:05:22 PM PST by I see my hands (How's that ballot box working out for you?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"But don’t you realise," said the bearded, staring enviro-zomb with the regrettable T-shirt, “that global cooling is what we must expect because of global warming?”

So what would global cooling cause?

This is the age of the death of reason.

19 posted on 12/18/2010 3:15:56 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
If Europe is having it's coldest winter on record... don't matter that's just weather...

If North America is covered with 10 feet of snow down to Miami... don't matter that's just weather...

But if it's warm in the Arctic... SEE !!! Global warming!!!

um... why does the weather only matter in the Arctic? I swear Europe could be buried under a mile of ice ... and the global warming people would still be screaming “global warming” as long as the arctic was even 1 degree warmer than they “THINK” it should be.

20 posted on 12/18/2010 3:22:34 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Excellent. Once again, your choice of articles doesn’t disappoint.

Now we need to deal with the idiocracy just voted into office in California. Without pause, my first suggestion is to muster the 1st Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton, stand them shoulder-to-shoulder and march them north, destroying every eco-fascist scum found. I haven’t forgotten the Army. The 101st Airborne can take care of LA and Berkeley. San Francisco? That’s reserved for Naval bombardment. (Don’t we have an old battleship nearby?)

Of course you may have a better idea.


21 posted on 12/18/2010 4:56:33 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: MsLady

Antropogentic warming is about control and power. It is a scheme to control more of our life.


22 posted on 12/18/2010 4:58:29 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for posting! Merry Christmas!


23 posted on 12/18/2010 5:19:23 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I wonder what the bearded one smokes.


24 posted on 12/18/2010 5:19:23 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: sergeantdave; neverdem
Neverdem spotted this...I give him credit for finding it.

He asked me to post it...and my machine was available and working.,

25 posted on 12/18/2010 5:43:41 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Well,...I think he drinks the AGW Kool Aid.


26 posted on 12/18/2010 5:45:18 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
With perspective, no one would waste a single second of his own time or a red cent of other people’s money trying, Canute-like, to make “global warming” go away.

Except Canute's point was not that he could command the sea not to rise but the futility and foolishness of anyone thinking they could.
27 posted on 12/18/2010 5:50:42 PM PST by aruanan
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To: TigersEye
This is the age of the death of reason.

I blame dumbing down education.

People are so uneducated today (including many PhD's who claim to be scientists) that they cannot discern fantasy, theory, and or fact.

They cannot understand that computers and their programs give answers based on the data input as well as the human created program. GIGO is not understood.

For these "scientists", I think they probably do understand GIGO, but they are either so in love with grant money that they unethically cling to a false theory as fact, or they are the stupid anti-human intellectuals like Holdren.

As for many mind numbed idiots out here in the non-scientist society, many cannot understand GIGO or their daily life's challenges. They are so accustomed to accepting the word of scientists, computers, and (RAT) politicians as gospel, that they cannot think for themselves.

28 posted on 12/18/2010 5:51:04 PM PST by SteamShovel (Beware the RINO-VIRUS...It will kill the TEA Party movement.)
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To: SteamShovel
I think you are exactly right. Unfortunately. I think even many scientists engage in emotionally based magical thinking and everything else is filtered through that lens.

We live in a world with nuclear space-age technology but human beings aren't that much different than we were 40,000 years ago. Our limbic systems still put a lot of pressure on us to act on desires for ego-gratification.

If Professor Braindrain's wife likes the good life and/or is on the campus eco-committee he is going to be under both subtle and overt pressures to bring home the kind of bacon she likes.

29 posted on 12/18/2010 6:18:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye
I think even many scientists engage in emotionally based magical thinking and everything else is filtered through that lens.

Lenin once noted that "Everything is political".

And, if one is a socialist, it is. It's just one more article of faith.

Leftists define themselves by their politics. It's who they are. A socialist scientist cannot, in fact, be a scientist. His findings will invariably be informed by his politics.

As we have discovered to our dismay in the AGW "crisis"...

30 posted on 12/18/2010 6:31:31 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01
Leftists define themselves by their politics.

I would even say that most leftists define themselves only by their politics and that's another example of ego-gratification.

31 posted on 12/18/2010 6:48:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye
leftists define themselves only by their politics

I would agree.

They really don't know how to react to something outside their experience...until they determine its political valence.

32 posted on 12/18/2010 7:05:57 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: TigersEye

“This is the age of the death of reason.”
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

That it is, that it is!


33 posted on 12/18/2010 7:36:16 PM PST by RipSawyer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

>> bearded, staring enviro-zomb’s t-shirt: “that global cooling is what we must expect because of global warming?”

“I believed in AGW and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.”


34 posted on 12/18/2010 7:41:08 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: RipSawyer

What really disturbs me about it is when the majority of people abandon reason that is a cause for rational people to go mad. It becomes a vortex of insanity that even the unwilling find hard to resist. In a kingdom of lunatics the sane man is the court jester.


35 posted on 12/18/2010 7:58:17 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: GeronL

That one would make a good tagline.

Now if we could just get the Goracle to host a 'summit' in late summer somewhere it would do some good. Houston, Dallas, somewhere blazing hot in August.

36 posted on 12/18/2010 8:34:04 PM PST by BlueDragon
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To: BlueDragon

We could definitely use some cool fronts during the summer in Dallas


37 posted on 12/18/2010 10:42:14 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: Seadog Bytes; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest_at_the_Beach.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2643825/posts?page=11#11


38 posted on 12/19/2010 5:23:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SteamShovel

—”I blame dumbing down education.”

Yes, it’s called “GLOBAL DIMMING”

People are getting more stupid across the globe...


39 posted on 12/19/2010 10:14:23 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It comes down to this: To believe in the current vision of “climate change,” you have to believe that if 3/10,000 of our atmosphere is CO2 everything is hunky-dory and if 4/10,000 of our atmosphere is CO2 there will be hell to pay.

I’m not sure we’d be in trouble if 4/10,000 of our atmosphere was cyanide, much less CO2.


40 posted on 12/19/2010 10:25:49 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Global Warming Hoax has nothing to do with science and everything to do with the religion of socialism, the dominant evil cult in our sad age.


41 posted on 12/19/2010 11:01:12 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: goldstategop
People will believe in anything... including a hoax that has no real empirical basis to it - as long there’s money, power and prestige involved.

That's because when you believe in nothing it's easy to believe in anything.
Something has to fill the hole in the soul.

42 posted on 12/20/2010 12:47:18 AM PST by this_ol_patriot (Where there's a will, there's a scam.)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Good way to illustrate the absurdity of AGW.
43 posted on 12/20/2010 12:01:36 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks!


44 posted on 12/20/2010 12:58:05 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: AlanGreenSpam
Yes, it’s called “GLOBAL DIMMING”

I like it...

Here's the official definition:

..."Global Dimming" is the IQ result of an increasingly under-educated populace that believes in "Manmade Global Warming".

45 posted on 12/20/2010 3:24:08 PM PST by SteamShovel (Beware the RINO-VIRUS...It will kill the TEA Party movement.)
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To: SteamShovel

Haha! That’s good!

And how about simply said as “Global Dumbing”


46 posted on 12/20/2010 11:59:05 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: SunkenCiv

47 posted on 12/21/2010 5:11:50 PM PST by Seadog Bytes ("Smart Growth"... isn't.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; neverdem

48 posted on 12/21/2010 5:19:29 PM PST by Seadog Bytes ("Smart Growth"... isn't.)
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