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Hot Sensations Vs. Cold Facts
Forbes ^ | 12.27.10 | Larry Bell

Posted on 12/28/2010 3:20:34 PM PST by neverdem

As 2010 draws to a close, do you remember hearing any good news from the mainstream media about climate? Like maybe a headline proclaiming "Record Low 2009 and 2010 Cyclonic Activity Reported: Global Warming Theorists Perplexed"? Or "NASA Studies Report Oceans Entering New Cooling Phase: Alarmists Fear Climate Science Budgets in Peril"? Or even anything bad that isn't blamed on anthropogenic (man-made) global warming--of course other than what is attributed to George W. Bush? (Conveniently, the term "AGW" covers both.)

Remember all the media brouhaha about global warming causing hurricanes that commenced following the devastating U.S. 2004 season? Opportunities to capitalize on those disasters were certainly not lost on some U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change officials. A special press conference called by IPCC spokesman Kevin Trenberth announced "Experts warn global warming likely to continue spurring more outbreaks of intense activity."

But there was a problem. Christopher Landsea, a top U.S. expert on the subject, repeatedly notified the IPCC that no research had been conducted to support that claim--not in the Atlantic basin, or in any other basin. After receiving no replies, he publicly resigned from all IPCC activities. And while the press conference received tumultuous global media coverage, Mother Nature didn't pay much attention. Subsequent hurricane seasons returned to average patterns noted historically over the past 150 years, before exhibiting recent record lows with no 2010 U.S. landfalls.

Much global warming alarm centers upon concerns that melting glaciers will cause a disastrous sea level rise. A globally viewed December 2005 BBC feature alarmingly reported that two massive glaciers in eastern Greenland, Kangderlugssuaq and Helheim, were melting, with water "racing to the sea." Commentators urgently warned that continued recession would be catastrophic.

Helheim's "erratic" behavior reported then was recently recounted again in a dramatic Nov. 13 New York Times article...

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agw; algore; books; climate; climatechange; co2; cooling; facts; globalwarming; ipcc; pages; singer; un; warming
http://www.climateofcorruption.com/Preview.pdf

18 pages, Chapter 12 "Exercising US Exceptionalism."

Dedicated to Al Gore, whose invention of the Internet made this book possible, and whose invention of facts made it necessary

Quite early in my investigation, I recalled a comment offered by S. . Fred Singer when he visited my office several years ago to exchange ideas on a totally different space-related matter. . During our meeting, he observed that satellite temperature recordings of the Earth’s lower atmosphere were cooling more rapidly, relative to the surface, than greenhouse theory predicts. . It would be expected that carbon dioxide (CO2) would warm the lower atmosphere first, which would then radiate heat back to the surface, the reverse of what was being observed. I certainly had no reason to doubt him. Fred is an internationally recognized climate physicist and former Preface xiDistinguished Research Professor at George Mason University. He served as the first director of the US National Weather Satellite Service and also as vice chairman of the US National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmospheres. In addition, he has written numerous publications about climate, energy, and environmental issues, including a recent New York Times best seller, Unstoppable Global Warming, coauthored with Dennis T. Avery.

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Correspondence leaves no doubt that the members of the network were concerned the cooling since 1998 they had observed would be publicly exposed. In an October 26, 2008, note from CRU’s Mick Kelly to Jones, he comments, “Yeah, it wasn’t so much 1998 and all that I was concerned about, used to dealing with that, but the possibility that we might be going through a longer 10-year period of relatively stable temperatures.” He added, “Speculation but if I see this possibility, then others might also. Anyway, I’ll maybe cut the last few points off the filtered curve before I give the talk again as that’s trending down as a result of the effects and the recent cold-ish years.”

Another e-mail to Michael Mann (which James Hansen at NASA was copied on), sent by Kevin Trenberth, head of the Climate Analysis Section of the US National Center for Atmospheric Research, reflected exasperation concerning a lack of global warming evidence: “Well, I have my own article on where the heck is global warming. We are asking here in Boulder where we have broken records the past two days for the coldest days on record. We had four inches of snow.” He continued, “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment, and it is a travesty that we can’t . . . the data is surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate.”2

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In one e-mail, Tom Wigley, a senior scientist and Trenberth associate at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, shared his disdain for global warming challengers, common among global warming proponents: “If you think that [Yale professor James] Saiers is in the greenhouse skeptics camp, then, if we can find documentary evidence of this, we could go through official [American Geophysical Union] channels to get him ousted.”3

There were no footnotes at the end.

1 posted on 12/28/2010 3:20:36 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

2 posted on 12/28/2010 3:37:03 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: neverdem

It’s not “Global Warming”, it’s “Climate Change”.

If you weren’t a racist, you’d understand.

-talking points from the left


3 posted on 12/28/2010 3:37:33 PM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: neverdem

Instead of “Global Warming Theorists Perplexed”, it should read “Leftist/Globalist Political Theorists Perplexed”.


4 posted on 12/28/2010 3:40:07 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: neverdem

Of course ‘morning fogs’ were supposed to disappear and have not as well. Doomsday prediction after doomsday prediction goes by the wayside and Al Gore and his scientists get bombarded by record colds at every conference and still these partisan hacks continue to push AGW theory as a religion.


5 posted on 12/28/2010 3:47:45 PM PST by TheBigIf
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6 posted on 12/28/2010 3:52:25 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem
Dedicated to Al Gore, whose invention of the Internet made this book possible,

I know people will jump on me for this, but Al Gore never said he invented the internet. He said he "took the lead in creating the internet", by which he meant he voted for funding of what eventually became the internet.

I'll admit that even the original quote probably gives him more credit than he deserves. The internet probably would have come into existence without his vote. But it's not the same as claiming to invent the internet the way Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.

and whose invention of facts made it necessary

No argument there.

7 posted on 12/28/2010 3:59:26 PM PST by murdoog
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To: steelyourfaith

ping


8 posted on 12/28/2010 3:59:44 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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Thanx Fractal Trader & neverdem !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

9 posted on 12/28/2010 4:10:34 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: steelyourfaith

Thanks.


10 posted on 12/28/2010 4:44:00 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: neverdem

liberals freeze
God chuckles


11 posted on 12/28/2010 4:51:23 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: WOBBLY BOB

all the hot air about global warming leaves me cold........how can rational people buy such pseudo-science????


12 posted on 12/28/2010 5:00:06 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: WOBBLY BOB

all the hot air about global warming leaves me cold........how can rational people buy such pseudo-science????


13 posted on 12/28/2010 5:00:11 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9
all the hot air about global warming leaves me cold........how can rational people buy such pseudo-science????

Indoctrination in public screwl, lousy education, politics...

14 posted on 12/28/2010 5:18:42 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Beowulf9
.how can rational people buy such pseudo-science????

Many of the same people think Marxism/Statism is a functional way to run a countries economic system. And they actually think that Marxism was based on the scientific method.

15 posted on 12/28/2010 5:26:46 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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Wow, that smokes! Thanks neverdem! Downloading the PDF.


16 posted on 12/28/2010 6:16:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: murdoog
So, what if Bell said he had “Created the telephone”? We'd know what he meant. Bottom line, creating or inventing, Algore was clearly trying to take credit for something he did not do.

It's all semantics. Algore created “The Inconvenient Truth” movie, or was that the directors, editors, photographers, etc? He still takes pride in creating it, as if he did all the (so-called) science. But he was just the speaker!

17 posted on 12/28/2010 6:46:09 PM PST by Alas Babylon! (Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must-like men-undergo the fatigue of supporting it)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Honestly, I agree with most of what you say about Al Gore, so I won’t argue the point.


18 posted on 12/28/2010 10:12:25 PM PST by murdoog
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To: murdoog
I know people will jump on me for this, but Al Gore never said he invented the internet. He said he "took the lead in creating the internet", by which he meant he voted for funding of what eventually became the internet.

While I won't jump on you, I will point out a couple of interesting, if inconvenient, dates:

The first message on the ARPANET was sent by UCLA student programmer Charley Kline, at 10:30 p.m, on October 29, 1969.
Wikipedia link on internet history
He [Al Gore] was previously an elected official for 24 years, representing Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives (1977–85), and later in the U.S. Senate (1985–93),
Wikipedia link to Gore biography

He "took the lead in creating the internet" about eight years after it was created. By the time Gore was first elected as a junior representative (and was still looking for the Capitol bathrooms), the internet (known as DarpaNet at the time) was already widely established in the university and military areas.

19 posted on 12/28/2010 10:51:13 PM PST by Bob
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To: neverdem
Subsequent hurricane seasons returned to average patterns noted historically over the past 150 years, before exhibiting recent record lows with no 2010 U.S. landfalls.

That was a statistical fluke. There were a lot of Atlantic storms in 2010. However, there were a record low amount of storms in the Pacific.

20 posted on 12/28/2010 11:18:04 PM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: Bob

/bingo

Gore’s a habitual liar.


21 posted on 12/29/2010 4:05:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Bob

You make excellent points, and I don’t feel jumped on at all.

I would point out that you are arguing with what Gore actually said, rather than the “I invented the internet” quote. (And quite well, I might add.)

The reason I take issue with people who make the “Al Gore invented the internet” crack is because there is enough that can be said against Al Gore without embellishing things. Your post on this thread is evidence of that.

Just to make sure I get out of this thread with my conservative bona fides intact, let me point out that I believe George Bush won the 200 election fair and square and that global warming is a bunch of hooey. And I didn’t buy the iced tea defense for a minute!!


22 posted on 12/30/2010 12:04:28 AM PST by murdoog
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