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  • Was Margaret Thatcher the first climate sceptic? Margaret Thatcher was the first leader to warn...

    01/08/2012 8:59:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12 Jun 2010 | Christopher Booker
    Margaret Thatcher was the first leader to warn of global warming - but also the first to see the flaws in the climate change orthodoxy A persistent claim made by believers in man-made global warming – they were at it again last week – is that no politician was more influential in launching the worldwide alarm over climate change than Margaret Thatcher. David Cameron, so the argument runs, is simply following in her footsteps by committing the Tory party to its present belief in the dangers of global warming, and thus showing himself in this respect, if few others, to...
  • Ann Coulter vs. Huckabee (video)

    10/14/2010 7:03:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/13/2010 | Annie 'Get Your Gun' Coulter
    This is a video of Ann Coulter on the Huckabee show. Ann correctly identifies the Huckster as a "Christian liberal" and takes him to task on his pro-illegal immigration stances. I would like to see the rest of the exchange.
  • Earth Day: An Assault on Man

    04/22/2010 3:26:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 483+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2010 | Brian Sussman
    In recent weeks while addressing Tea Party rallies here on the left coast, I ask the assembled patriots what appears to be an odd question: "Would all those from the former Soviet Union please raise your hands?" A notable number of hands are always raised -- the San Francisco Bay Area is home to a diverse population. I then ask another curious question: "What does April 22 signify to you?" Without exception, someone will shout with great displeasure, "Lenin's birth date!" The crowd clearly sees that I'm on to something. I next ask the former Soviets, "And as a young...
  • Major questions over business deals of UN climate change guru Dr Rajendra Pachauri

    12/20/2009 4:14:11 PM PST · by ricks_place · 21 replies · 1,221+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12/20/2009 | Christopher Booker and Richard North
    The head of the UN's climate change panel - Dr Rajendra Pachauri - is accused of making a fortune from his links with 'carbon trading' companies, Christopher Booker and Richard North write. No one in the world exercised more influence on the events leading up to the Copenhagen conference on global warming than Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and mastermind of its latest report in 2007. Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as “the world’s top climate scientist”), as a former...
  • F-16 pilot's family confirms his death in Utah

    06/23/2009 2:55:49 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 6 replies · 683+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 06/23/2009 | Steve Gehrke
    An F-16 pilot missing after his jet crashed overnight during training at Hill Air Force Base was killed, according to a friend of the pilot's family in Candler, N.C. Hill officials would not release the pilot's name or confirm his death, but Bill Jamison confirmed that Capt. George Bryan Houghton, 28, of Candler, was killed during a nighttime exercise over the Utah Test and Training Range in the massive, rugged and remote west desert around 10:25 p.m. Monday. Col. Scott Dennis, commander of the 388th Fighter Wing, said the pilot's body was recovered near Wendover after a seven-hour search. Houghton,...
  • Military Jet Crashes in Utah, Pilot Lost

    06/23/2009 8:52:58 AM PDT · by hugorand · 26 replies · 1,168+ views
    TOOELE, Utah — Military officials are trying to locate the pilot of an F-16 that crashed at the Utah Test and Training Range west of Salt Lake City. Base's 388th Fighter Wing, crashed late Monday night while on a routine training mission.
  • Beware of the Green Inquisition

    07/20/2008 6:15:28 PM PDT · by Delacon · 19 replies · 235+ views
    The Economic Times ^ | 21 Jul, 2008 | Bjorn Lomborg
    WHEN it comes to global warming, extreme scare stories abound. Al Gore, for example, famously claimed that a whopping six metres (20 feet) of sea-level rise would flood major cities around the world. Gore’s scientific advisor, Jim Hansen from NASA, has even topped his protégé. Hansen suggests that there will eventually be sea-level rises of 24 metres (80 feet), with a six-metre rise happening just this century. Little wonder that fellow environmentalist Bill McKibben states that “we are engaging in a reckless drive — by drowning of much of the rest of the planet and much of the rest of...
  • Channel 4 to be censured over controversial climate film

    07/19/2008 6:59:23 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 15 replies · 604+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 19, 2008 | Owen Gibson,
    -- snip -- Complaints about privacy and fairness from the government's former chief scientist, Sir David King, and the Nobel peace prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be upheld on almost all counts, the Guardian has learned. But it is understood that Channel 4 will still claim victory because the ultimate verdict on a separate complaint about accuracy, which contained 131 specific points and ran to 270 pages, will find that it did not breach the regulator's broadcasting code and did not materially mislead viewers...
  • Gore’s activism not as welcome when gas costs 4 bucks

    07/16/2008 1:37:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 2,348+ views
    Gore’s activism not as welcome when gas costs 4 bucks By Alexander Bolton Posted: 07/16/08 04:33 PM [ET] Gore’s activism not as welcome when gas costs 4 bucks By Alexander Bolton Al Gore hopes to put global warming back at the top of Washington’s agenda Thursday, but some Democrats in Congress are questioning his timing when they are getting pummeled by Republicans over record gas prices. Gore hopes to deliver a major speech on the environment at Constitution Hall in Washington Thursday that will “press the reset button on how people are looking at the energy crisis and the climate...
  • WIKIPROPAGANDA ON GLOBAL WARMING/Wikipedia offers an Al Gore-style consensus forged by censorship

    07/14/2008 9:57:46 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 14 replies · 974+ views
    ncpa.org ^ | July 14, 2008
    Ever wonder how Al Gore, the United Nations, and the media continue to get away with their claim of a "scientific consensus" confirming their doomsday view of global warming? Look no further than Wikipedia for a stunning example of how the global-warming propaganda machine works, says Lawrence Solomon, executive director of Energy Probe and author of "The Deniers." In theory, Wikipedia is a "people's encyclopedia" written and edited by the people who read it; so on controversial topics, one might expect to see a broad range of opinion. But on global warming, Wikipedia offers consensus, Gore-style -- a consensus forged...
  • National Geographic Finds Opportunity to Conflate Intelligent Design with Creationism

    07/11/2008 7:21:18 AM PDT · by Soliton · 31 replies · 1,401+ views
    In the past, I have observed that the newsmedia and scientific establishment commonly promote the Darwinist bias against intelligent design (ID), where the media "carefully selects the sources of information it will broadcast to the public on this issue." (To see how various groups in the establishment serve as checkpoints to prevent scientific information that challenges neo-Darwinism from reaching the public, observe the diagram at left.) National Geographic (NG) is doing its job as a media checkpoint, promoting biased information to the public on ID.
  • Global Warming and Nature's Thermostat

    07/01/2008 3:45:11 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 5 replies · 180+ views
    weatherquestions.com ^ | June 28, 2008 | Roy W. Spencer
    We live in an invisible atmospheric sea of water vapor, Earth's primary greenhouse gas. Our atmosphere could hold much more water vapor than it does, which would then lead to a much warmer Earth -- but it doesn't. So, why is the greenhouse effect limited to its current value? We don't know; scientists simply "assume" that it magically stays that way. Current computerized climate models that predict large amounts of global warming only do so after making very crude assumptions about why the Earth's natural greenhouse effect is limited to its present average value. In the following article I will...
  • An article giving strong evidence of global warming (from 1948)

    06/30/2008 5:10:11 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 5 replies · 123+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/30/2008 | Moneyrunner
    The useful conclusions from this have nothing to do with the correctness of this paper’s data, reasoning, or conclusions. (1) Anthropological global warming (AGW, caused by us) is more difficult to prove than global warming The data showed clear indications of global warming in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hence the difficulty of demonstrating AGW as a substantial driver of current warming, since the natural warming trend was established before massive global industrialization. Proving causation requires more than showing a trend, since the trend was already there. This is a repeated fallacy of general media articles about global...
  • Mad David Hansen And The Enviromentally-Ill

    06/28/2008 5:20:06 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 11 replies · 102+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 06/28/2008 | JoeClarke.Net
    I cannot diagnose James Hansen as being "mad" according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association, but he has been one mad, or angry, dude in his dislike for human beings and their welfare. Dr. Hansen, chief of NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies, may have been traumatized early in life as the son of a bar tender living on a tenant farm. Hansen may still be angry that his boy, John Kerry, did lose a presidential campaign. Possibly, because NASA's space programs have suffered some failures and have become irrelevant, Dr....
  • Put oil firm chiefs on trial, says leading climate change scientist

    06/22/2008 7:07:11 PM PDT · by redrunner · 90 replies · 301+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 23, 2008 | Ed Pilkington
    James Hansen, one of the world's leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer. Hansen will use the symbolically charged 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking speech to the US Congress - in which he was among the first to sound the alarm over the reality of global warming - to argue that radical steps need to be taken...
  • Meteorologist Says Money Behind Warming Alarmism 'Can Corrupt Anybody'

    06/17/2008 8:32:46 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 27 replies · 80+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | June 17, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    A year and a half ago, James Spann questioned the money and the so-called scientific consensus pushing the idea that mankind is causing global warming. Today, he says it’s losing steam. Two imminent surveys of meteorologists may further complicate the climate debate. Spann, a broadcast meteorologist for ABC 33/40, an affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., downplayed the future of the global warming movement in a June 13 appearance. He was interviewed by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council for its Washington Watch Weekly broadcast. Spann told Perkins: “[Y]ou know, there was some great power in that movement back in January...
  • Pro-life Romney advisor turned Obama fan gets an audience with the Messiah

    06/16/2008 5:52:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 213+ views
    Hot air ^ | 6/16/08 | Allahpundit
    I know, the Doug Kmiec posts are getting redundant, but he fascinates me as the clearest example among the Obamicans of someone who’s personally captivated by Obama (“Lightworker!”) but intellectually unable to justify voting for him on that basis. The solution: Self-persuasion through argumentation that the most liberal member of the senate is somehow the more responsible choice this year for a conscientious pro-life voter. Read his latest essay and tell me if you don’t have the distinct sense that he’s trying to convince himself of what he’s saying more so than the reader. Here’s my favorite part, which builds...
  • Global Temperature Highlights for May (global warming)

    The National Climatic Data Center just released their global temperature data for May and also for meteorological spring/fall (March, April, May). Here is a summary.....
  • Climate chaos is inevitable - We can only avert oblivion

    06/12/2008 6:34:42 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 27 replies · 112+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 12th, 2008 | Mark Lynas
    Sometimes we need to think the unthinkable, particularly when dealing with a problem as dangerous as climate change - there is no room for dogma when considering the future habitability of our planet. It was in this spirit that I and a panel of other specialists in climate, economics and policy-making met under the aegis of the Stockholm Network thinktank to map out future scenarios for how international policy might evolve - and what the eventual impact might be on the earth's climate. We came up with three alternative visions of the future, and asked experts at the Met Office...
  • Carbon zombies attack economy

    06/12/2008 2:24:45 AM PDT · by Clive · 26 replies · 177+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2008-06-12 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Somewhere on the road to Kyoto, Canada turned into the land of the carbon zombies. Like the walking undead, blood-sucking politicians of all stripes are howling at each other over discredited ways to reduce carbon emissions that other countries, having tried to implement, are running away from in terror. In Europe, politicians who boasted they were leading the fight to save Gaia from global warming are now fleeing before enraged mobs of citizens, furious their governments' plans to "save the planet" have turned out to be nothing more than skyrocketing taxes and energy prices. That, plus a "cap-and-trade" carbon market...