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  • Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt? Part 2

    10/16/2010 7:31:03 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    JoNova ^ | October 6th, 2010 | Joanne
    The establishment barks “cherry-picking” at skeptics who claim a particular year was cold, or quiet, or less stormy, but where are the caveats when the mass media churns out record single “hot year” headlines as if they matter: 2010 is hottest year EVER!What’s not obvious is that breaking those records depends on the data set. According to satellite data there have been no “hottest year ever” records since 1998, though as it happens, NASA doesn’t seem too keen on using data recorded from space. Go figure.With ground stations, every single station requires hand-made “adjustments” and many stations are ignored completely....
  • Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt? Part 3

    10/16/2010 7:41:30 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    JoNova ^ | October 8th, 2010 | Joanne
    There are two strong points here: The Argo system is state of the art, and public property. Yet the most recent Argo Data of ocean temperatures is virtually impossible to get. We could assume that if it showed definitive warming, we’d see those graphs on breakfast cereal packages. Ocean temperatures trump everything. Where is that warming? The same people who are paid to analyze the data sets are the ones who also manage them: they decide who has access. It’s a system without external independent checks, and the lack of audits makes for a loophole big enough to drive a...
  • Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt? Part 4: Past Temperatures

    10/16/2010 7:46:05 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    JoNova ^ | October 11th, 2010 | Joanne
    The public might not understand the science, but they do understand cheatingDr. David Evans6 October 2010[A series of articles reviewing the western climate establishment and the media. The first and second discussed air temperatures, the third discussed ocean temperatures.] They Don’t Tell You: The Current Global Warming Trend is Over 300 Years Old A Scene on the Ice by Hendrick Avercamp, circa 1600 Satellite data only goes back to 1979, and global land-thermometer records only go back to 1850. Before that we have to resort to “proxies”, which are various natural phenomena from which temperature can be deduced. As we...
  • Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt? Part 5: CO2 Emissions Versus Temperature

    10/16/2010 7:51:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    JoNova ^ | October 12th, 2010 | Joanne
    The public might not understand the science, but they do understand cheatingDr. David Evans6 October 2010[A series of articles reviewing the western climate establishment and the media. The first and second discussed air temperatures, the third discussed ocean temperatures, and the fourth discussed past temperatures.] Notice How They Never Directly Compare Temperature With Human Emissions of CO2? According to the man-made theory of global warming promoted by the western climate establishment, the recent global warming is due to human emissions of greenhouse gases, which are dominated by carbon dioxide (CO2).So let’s compare the alleged cause (human emissions of CO2) with...
  • Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt? Part 6: The Hockey Stick

    10/16/2010 7:56:43 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    JoNova ^ | October 15th, 2010 | Joanne
    I know the Hockey Stick is old news to most blog readers here, but it’s easy to forget that the people reading the mainstream news (ie: most of the West) have no idea of the scale of the audacity involved. Up until the 1998 MBH paper came out, it was widely understood that there was a Medieval Warm Period, indeed there were hundreds of papers available at the time. The Hockey Stick Graph completely rewrote everything, yet was accepted and widely promoted without anyone so much as asking for the data… until, of course, McIntyre and McKitrick tried. It will...
  • Royal Society issues new climate change guide admits there are 'uncertainties' about the science

    09/30/2010 7:08:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | September 30, 2010 | By Niall Firth
    The UK’s leading scientific body has been forced to rewrite its guide on climate change and admit that it is not known how much warmer the Earth will become. The Royal Society has updated its guide after 43 of its members complained that the previous version failed to take into account the opinion of climate change sceptics. Now the new guide, called ‘Climate change: a summary of the science’, admits that there are some ‘uncertainties’ regarding the science behind climate change. And it says that it impossible to know for sure how the Earth's climate will change in the future...
  • Al Gore Complains about Global Warming Media Coverage; Blasts The Wall Street Journal on ClimateGate

    08/11/2010 5:59:44 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 11, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    No matter what happens, even surrounding his personal life or his pet cause global warming, former Vice President Al Gore just isn't going away. During an Aug. 10 conference call, Gore launched into a critique of the media's recent coverage of ClimateGate, specifically blogs, talk radio and "biased right-wing media." "Well I believe Mark Twain often gets the credit for the saying ... that a lie runs around the world before the truth gets its boots on," Gore said. "Now I'm not sure that's the real reason for it, but there is a sad but undeniable truth that those who...
  • Algore Complains about Media Coverage on Global Warming Issue!

    08/11/2010 3:42:27 AM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 18 replies
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 8-11-10 | James
    Al Gore on an unidentified talk show talking about the "biased right wing media who try to undermine the evidence of global warming". "It is our responsibilty to demand that all journalists report the truth about these scientific facts." You know, like evolution and stuff (wink, wink).
  • 'Climategate' was 'a game-changer' in science reporting, say climatologists

    07/05/2010 7:18:41 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 60 replies
    Guardian ^ | July 4th 2010 | Fred Pearce
    Science has been changed forever by the so-called "climategate" saga, leading researchers have said ahead of publication of an inquiry into the affair – and mostly it has been changed for the better. This Wednesday sees the publication of the Muir Russell report into the conduct of scientists from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU), whose emails caused a furore in November after they were hacked into and published online. Critics say the emails reveal evasion of freedom of information law, secret deals done during the writing of reports for the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...
  • World Is at Warmest on Record, NASA's Hansen Says

    06/02/2010 8:01:25 AM PDT · by palmer · 55 replies · 1,119+ views
    businessweek ^ | June 02, 2010, 6:59 AM EDT | Alex Morales
    June 2 (Bloomberg) -- The global temperature this year reached its warmest on record based on a 12-month-rolling average, James Hansen, the top climate change scientist at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, said today. [red herrings and other boring drivel deleted]
  • Glenn Beck: Meet Maurice Strong

    05/14/2010 6:33:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 86 replies · 2,184+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    Great job on shining the FOX flashlight on man-behind-the-curtain Maurice Strong last night. You asked for people to send you information on Strong.
  • Hiding NASA Decline

    04/01/2010 5:16:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,206+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Change: The agency that put Americans on the moon can't tell you the temperature that day. It isn't returning to the moon, but it will fix the brakes on your car. Two senators want to know what's going on. The scandal unfolding at the nation's space agency is worse than the climate scandal, where researchers with Britain's Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia manipulated, destroyed and doctored climate data so that it supported the preordained conclusion that climate change was an imminent threat caused by man. If there is any doubt, just ask NASA. E-mail messages...
  • Lysenkoism and James Hansen ("the essay Australia's ABC tried to ban")

    03/03/2010 2:51:16 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 5 replies · 595+ views
    Quadrant Online ^ | Wednesday, March 3, 2010 | Bob Carter
    On June 23, 1988, a young and previously unknown NASA computer modeller, James Hansen, appeared before a United States Congressional hearing on climate change. On that occasion, Dr. Hansen used a graph to convince his listeners that late 20th century warming was taking place at an accelerated rate, which, it being a scorching summer's day in Washington, a glance out of the window appeared to confirm..... Hansen's testimony was taken up as a lead news story, and within days the great majority of the American public believed that a climate apocalypse was at hand, and the global warming hare was...
  • Climategate: This Time It's NASA (From the the gov't that wants to control your health care)

    03/02/2010 1:17:29 PM PST · by milwguy · 5 replies · 510+ views
    american spectator ^ | 3/2/2010 | ian murray and roger abbott
    Now a new "Climategate" scandal is emerging, this time based on documents released by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in response to several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suits filed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). The newly released emails further demonstrate the politicized nature of climate science, revealing a number of questionable practices that cast doubt on the credibility of scientific data provided by NASA. The emails reveal that GISS, like CRU, has done a poor job of preserving and managing its data. Although there is no evidence that GISS has destroyed its data, as CRU did...
  • Investigate Climate Crimes

    02/24/2010 4:39:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1,246+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Fraud: A senator wants an investigation of the false climate testimony before Congress and wants Al Gore to reappear. The illegalities may involve more than just lying to Congress. At a hearing Tuesday by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, ranking Republican James Inhofe told EPA head Lisa Jackson that man-induced climate change was a "hoax" concocted by ideologically motivated researchers who "cooked the science." More than that, Inhofe, in releasing a GOP report questioning the science used to support cap-and-trade legislation, hinted that such activities may be part of a vast...
  • Panel Absolves Climate Scientist [Dr. Michael E. Mann.....]

    02/03/2010 1:04:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 887+ views
    Panel Absolves Climate Scientist By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON — An academic board of inquiry has largely cleared a noted Pennsylvania State University climatologist of scientific misconduct, but a second panel will convene to determine whether his behavior undermined public faith in the science of climate change, the university said Wednesday. The scientist, Dr. Michael E. Mann, has been at the center of a roiling dispute arising from the unauthorized release of more than 1,000 e-mail messages from the servers of the University of East Anglia in England, home to one of the world’s premier climate research units. While the...
  • 'ClimateGate' Inquiry Determines Investigation Warranted in One of Four 'Possible Allegations'

    02/03/2010 10:18:54 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 13 replies · 510+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-03-10 | Bob McCarty
    In looking at four "possible allegations" of research misconduct against meteorology professor Michael Mann, a Penn State University panel has determined that further investigation is warranted for one of them.
  • 'ClimateGate' Inquiry Findings Due for Release

    02/03/2010 7:19:24 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 20 replies · 561+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-03-10 | Bob McCarty
    The Penn State University Collegian newspaper reported Monday that a panel of university faculty and staff had concluded its inquiry of Penn State meteorology professor Michael Mann and would release its "ClimateGate" findings later in the week.
  • Obama aims to ax moon mission (Killing Cent. Florida economy and American dreams at the same time.)

    01/28/2010 9:59:38 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 38 replies · 882+ views
    NASA's plans to return astronauts to the moon are dead. So are the rockets being designed to take them there — that is, if President Barack Obama gets his way. When the White House releases his budget proposal Monday, there will be no money for the Constellation program that was supposed to return humans to the moon by 2020. The troubled and expensive Ares I rocket that was to replace the space shuttle to ferry humans to space will be gone, along with money for its bigger brother, the Ares V cargo rocket that was to launch the fuel and...
  • Not one but two leading alarmist climate scientists desert ship

    01/27/2010 8:46:34 AM PST · by mimi from mi · 13 replies · 1,218+ views
    The credibility of the IPCC has reached a new all time low. Another leading warmist scientist, this time the UK’s Chief Scientist Prof John Beddington is deserting ship. The impact of global warming has been exaggerated by some scientists and there is an urgent need for more honest disclosure of the uncertainty of predictions about the rate of climate change, according to the Government’s chief scientific adviser. Beddington states in the Times Online: “I don’t think it’s healthy to dismiss proper skepticism. Science grows and improves in the light of criticism. There is a fundamental uncertainty about climate change prediction...
  • World Misled Over Himalayan Glacier Meltdown [Official Retraction Expected: Major Blow To Al Gore!]

    01/17/2010 9:30:09 AM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies · 1,998+ views
    London Times ^ | January 17th 2010
    January 17, 2010 World Misled Over Himalayan Glacier Meltdown A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it. Two years ago the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a benchmark report that was claimed to incorporate the latest and most detailed research into the impact of global warming. A central claim was the world's glaciers were melting so fast that those in the Himalayas could vanish by 2035. In the past few days the scientists...
  • NASA Emails Released, Climate Guru Resisted Correcting Bad Data/Mislead Press

    01/14/2010 4:15:03 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 560+ views
    The LID/Judicial Watch/NASA ^ | 1/14/10 | The Lid
    James Hansen of NASA is not just any global warming Moonbat, he is Al Gore's global warming Moonbat. It was Hansen's data that was used in Gore's Oscar/Peace prize winning film. Hansen's work is ruled by one motto: "If God deals you bad numbers--fudge them." In October of 2008, Hansen made the announcement that it was warmest Oct. in history. A few days later after all the doom and gloom headlines passed he announced "OOPS NEVER MIND,I was wrong." It was also after he was "outed" by other scientists. Oct.08 was a quite average month. Ranked 70th in the last...
  • Abusegate: A Generation Deceived

    01/12/2010 4:59:38 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 10 replies · 560+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | January 11, 2009 | Trudy Schuett
    Science has come full-circle, taking a page from the medieval Church by using fear and persecution to silence skeptics. The oppressed have become the oppressors. Given that most professional scientific bodies and peer-reviewed journals have been active accomplices in this scandal, one wonders how many other so called scientific consensuses have been similarly engineered and waiting for their own ClimateGates before truth is known. —Joanne Nova The above quote is important because it addresses the politicization of science and research. Dean Esmay, the owner of Dean’s World where I blog occasionally as part of a group, has often commented that...
  • Mother Nature's Sucker-Punch(How weather disrupts the evil plans of Gore and Obama)

    01/11/2010 5:28:56 AM PST · by bestintxas · 12 replies · 845+ views
    american thinker ^ | 1/11/10 | Vasko Kohlmayer
    It could not be more ironic that all the efforts of the world's sophisticates to build Obama up have been brought to naught by Mother Nature, who exposed him for the chump he is. For only a chump could advocate economic suicide to stop global warming while the earth is about to enter a historic arctic snap. Obama tried this in Copenhagen, where he feverishly pressured the assembled dignitaries to adopt measures that would drive their economies into the ground. Not surprisingly, they said, "thanks, but no thanks." They apparently did not think it was such a good idea to...
  • HUNDREDS of thousands of naked Hindu holy men heading for Britain to fight global warming

    The sect – which shuns clothes and sex – says more than 250,000 followers will join the global crusade in London, Paris, Munich, New York, Beijing and Tokyo, according to the Austrian Times. “We have decided to do our bit to save the planet from global warming,” said leader Shri Soham Baba. ” According to the New York Daily News, the campaign will start during Kumbh Mela: “When thousands of naked Hindus speak, will the world listen?
  • RUSH IN A HURRY -- It's Open Line Friday! (Entertainment Supplied by the One and Only Algore!)

    12/11/2009 4:59:33 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 20 replies · 940+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 12-11-09 | Rush Limbaugh
    On Today's Show... December 11, 2009 Senate Democrat Hacks Besmirch Rush During Health Care Debate Senators Reid, Whitehouse and Stabenow all trash Rush on the Senate floor and blame him for the reality that the American people disapprove of their health care bill. (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen)   "Tell me, Senator Whitehouse, who died and named you chief of doctors?  Who died, Senator Whitehouse, and named you chief of nurses and hospitals and nursing homes?  Tell me, Senator Whitehouse, who gave you the power over our health decisions?" -- Rush   Which Prostitution Scandal Is Worse, Tiger Woods or...
  • THE EPA'S CARBON BOMB FIZZLES

    12/10/2009 10:16:39 PM PST · by sinanju · 48 replies · 2,499+ views
    WSJ ^ | December 10, 2009 | Kim Strassel
    "...President Obama, having failed to get climate legislation, didn't want to show up to the Copenhagen climate talks with a big, fat nothing. So the EPA pulled the pin. In doing so, it exploded its own threat. Far from alarm, the feeling sweeping through many quarters of the Democratic Congress is relief. Voters know cap-and-trade is Washington code for painful new energy taxes. With a recession on, the subject has become poisonous in congressional districts. Blue Dogs and swing-state senators watched in alarm as local Democrats in the recent Virginia and New Jersey elections were pounded on the issue, and...
  • Hansen's OP-ED today detailing his disdain for Copenhagen

    12/08/2009 7:51:37 AM PST · by Til I am the last man standing · 11 replies · 519+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12-7-09 | James Hansen
    At the international climate talks in Copenhagen, President Barack Obama is expected to announce that the United States wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to about 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050. But at the heart of his plan is cap and trade, a market-based approach that has been widely praised but does little to slow global warming or reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. It merely allows polluters and Wall Street traders to fleece the public out of billions of dollars
  • Unhelpful Hansen

    12/07/2009 7:45:10 PM PST · by Lorianne · 24 replies · 789+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2009 | Paul Krugman
    James Hansen is a great climate scientist. He was the first to warn about the climate crisis; I take what he says about coal, in particular, very seriously. Unfortunately, while I defer to him on all matters climate, today’s op-ed article suggests that he really hasn’t made any effort to understand the economics of emissions control. And that’s not a small matter, because he’s now engaged in a misguided crusade against cap and trade, which is — let’s face it — the only form of action against greenhouse gas emissions we have any chance of taking before catastrophe becomes inevitable.
  • NASA-Gate (Space Agency's Own Climategate)

    12/07/2009 6:55:13 AM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 1,484+ views
    National Center For Policy Analysis ^ | December 7, 2009 | Staff
    What's become known as "Climategate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors. "I assume that what is there is highly damaging," says Horner, who suspects, based on the public record, the same type of data fudging, manipulation and suppression that has occurred at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU)....
  • NASA-Gate

    12/04/2009 5:28:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies · 3,082+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 4, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Science: For two years, our space agency has refused Freedom of Information requests on why it has repeatedly corrected its climate figures. A leading researcher threatens to sue to find more inconvenient truths. What's become known as "Climate-Gate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his FOI requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors. "I assume that what is there is highly...
  • ET TU NASA ? Space Agency Hiding Raw Climate Change Data

    12/03/2009 9:47:02 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 1,102+ views
    washingon times/the lid ^ | 12/3/09 | The Lid
    Not all of the climate change Hoaxers are members of the CSU in England, the other major "research arm" of the Church of Global Warming is the United States own Space agency, NASA. The man behind NASA's climate change efforts is James Hansen, who runs the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. He is also Al Gore's personal climate change guru. Hansen lives by one strong rule. "If God deals you bad numbers--fudge them." Remember when NASA announced October 2008 was the warmest in history and then, "OOPS NEVER MIND" someone figured out a mistake was made? It was James...
  • Researcher: NASA hiding climate data

    12/03/2009 10:43:23 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 1,393+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    The fight over global warming science is about to cross the Atlantic with a U.S. researcher poised to sue NASA, demanding release of the same kind of climate data that has landed a leading British center in hot water over charges it skewed its data. Chris Horner... said NASA has refused for two years to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act that would show how the agency has shaped its climate data and would explain why the agency has repeatedly had to correct its data going as far back as the 1930s. "I assume that what is there...
  • Global warming controversy hits NASA climate data

    12/03/2009 7:42:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies · 1,313+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/3/2009 | Stephen Dinan
    The fight over climate science is about to cross the Atlantic with a U.S. researcher poised to sue NASA, demanding the release of the same kind of information that landed a leading British center in hot water over charges that it skewed its data. Christopher C. Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said NASA has refused for two years to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act that would show how the agency has shaped its climate data and explain why the agency has repeatedly had to correct its data dating as far back as the...
  • Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientist

    12/02/2009 3:21:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1,268+ views
    Guardian ^ | 12/02/09 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientistExclusive: World's leading climate change expert says summit talks so flawed that deal would be a disaster Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 2 December 2009 20.54 GMT The scientist who convinced the world to take notice of the looming danger of global warming says it would be better for the planet and for future generations if next week's Copenhagen climate change summit ended in collapse. In an interview with the Guardian, James Hansen, the world's pre-eminent climate scientist, said any agreement likely to emerge from the negotiations would be so...
  • Is there any real chance of averting the climate crisis? (Nasa's James Hansen BARF)

    11/29/2009 5:19:11 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies · 1,256+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Nov. 29, 2009 | James Hansen
    Absolutely. It is possible – if we give politicians a cold, hard slap in the face. The fraudulence of the Copenhagen approach – "goals" for emission reductions, "offsets" that render ironclad goals almost meaningless, the ineffectual "cap-and-trade" mechanism – must be exposed. We must rebel against such politics as usual. Science reveals that climate is close to tipping points. It is a dead certainty that continued high emissions will create a chaotic dynamic situation for young people, with deteriorating climate conditions out of their control. Science also reveals what is needed to stabilise atmospheric composition and climate. Geophysical data on...
  • E-Mails Of Climate Researchers Buttress Case Of Warming Fraud

    11/23/2009 5:46:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1,936+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: Hacked e-mails from Britain's Climate Research Unit are only the latest evidence of climate fraud. Just ask NASA's James Hansen about the faking of climate data or EPA employees about the suppression of climate fact. For years, noted scientists and other global warming skeptics have been accused of being on the take, their research tainted and funded by grants from Big Oil and other fossil-fuel interests. Now, it turns out, it's the warm-mongers who are fudging the numbers and concealing the inconvenient truth. We don't know who "Deep Throat" is. But according to an interview in Investigate Magazine's...
  • James Hansen's Political Science

    03/02/2009 6:38:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,696+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 2, 2009
    Climate Change: NASA's James Hansen leads a protest against a District of Columbia power plant in the middle of a snowstorm. Meanwhile, a scientist fired by Al Gore says we need to emit more carbon dioxide, not less.Speaking before Bill Clinton's Global Initiative in New York City last Nov. 2, Gore advocated the concept of civil disobedience to fight climate change. "I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration," Gore said to loud applause. Following Gore's lead, a...
  • MSM Shuns Embarrassing 'The Population Bomb' Anniversary

    06/29/2008 3:36:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies · 602+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 29, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Today is the official publication date of The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment by Paul and Anne Ehrlich. The release of this book was timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the publication of Paul Ehrlich's once exceedingly popular "The Population Bomb" in 1968. If you expect to see much about either of these books in the mainstream media, you are in for a big disappointment. The MSM is avoiding the whole subject of Paul Ehrlich and his apocalyptic "The Population Bomb" like the plague nowadays. The reason is probably because it might draw embarrassing attention to...
  • NASA's Hansen: Obama's Cap-and-Trade Bill 'Less Than Worthless'

    07/09/2009 4:05:06 PM PDT · by Justaham · 12 replies · 992+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 7-9-09 | Noel Sheppard
    In a stunning rebuke of the Obama administration, NASA's James Hansen, one of the world's foremost climate alarmists, called the American Clean Energy and Security Act, the anti-global warming bill that recently passed the House, "less than worthless." Not only that, he referred to it as a "counterfeit climate bill" that employs a "Ponzi-like 'cap-and-trade' scheme" setting the nation on a "disaster course" as a result of the 219 members of Congress he accused of voting for it without reading it. As you might have already deduced, Hansen's complaint is that the bill doesn't go far enough to solve what...
  • Carbongate (Obama's EPA Cover-up)

    06/26/2009 6:07:35 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 63 replies · 6,753+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Climate Change: A suppressed EPA study says old U.N. data ignore the decline in global temperatures and other inconvenient truths. Was the report kept under wraps to influence the vote on the cap-and-trade bill? This was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever. Yet as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the largest tax increase in U.S. history on 100% of Americans, an attempt was made to suppress a study shredding supporters' arguments.
  • Can a person be scared to death?

    06/14/2009 8:23:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 2,509+ views
    scientificamerican ^ | Coco Ballantyne
    A Charlotte, N.C., man was charged with first-degree murder of a 79-year-old woman whom police said he scared to death. In an attempt to elude cops after a botched bank robbery, the Associated Press reports that 20-year-old Larry Whitfield broke into and hid out in the home of Mary Parnell. Police say he didn't touch Parnell but that she died after suffering a heart attack that was triggered by terror. Can the fugitive be held responsible for the woman's death? Prosecutors said that he can under the state's so-called felony murder rule, which allows someone to be charged with murder...
  • NASA Warming Scientist James Hansen Hopes Congressional Climate Bill Fails!

    05/05/2009 11:32:13 AM PDT · by ClimateDepot.com · 17 replies · 850+ views
    Climate Depot ^ | May 4, 2009 | Marc Morano
    By Marc Morano - Climate Depot - May 4, 2009 Washington, DC - NASA scientist James Hansen, perhaps the most vocal voice in the U.S. warning of a man-made global warming crisis, has declared he hopes Congressional efforts to pass a cap-and-trade climate bill fail. "I hope cap and trade doesn't pass, because we need a much more effective approach,” Hansen said during a keynote lecture at Columbia University's climate conference on May 2, 2009. Hansen urged Congress to “abandon cap-and-trade initiatives altogether and implement a simple carbon tax instead” according to a May 4, 2009 article titled "Hansen hopes...
  • Among Climate Scientists, a Dispute Over ‘Tipping Points’

    03/28/2009 12:26:11 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies · 716+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 28, 2009 | Andrew C. Revkin
    The language was apocalyptic. Last month, a leading climate scientist warned that Earth’s rising temperatures were poised to set off irreversible disasters if steps were not taken quickly to stop global warming. “The climate is nearing tipping points,” the NASA climate scientist James E. Hansen wrote in The Observer newspaper of London. “If we do not change course, we’ll hand our children a situation that is out of their control.” ... But the idea that the planet is nearing tipping points — thresholds at which change suddenly becomes unstoppable — has driven a wedge between scientists who otherwise share deep...
  • Society Insults Members by Honoring Hansen

    03/19/2009 5:11:56 PM PDT · by Delacon · 19 replies · 762+ views
    The Heartland Institute ^ | 03/19/2009 | Bill Gray
    James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the American Meteorological Society’s highest award, the Rossby Research Medal.I am appalled at this decision, which was announced January 14. Hansen has not been trained as a meteorologist—his formal education was in astronomy—and his long record of faulty global climate predictions and alarmist public pronouncements has become increasingly hollow and at odds with reality. False PredictionsBy presenting Hansen with its highest award, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) implies it agrees with his faulty global temperature projections and irresponsible alarmist rhetoric. This award is an...
  • Famed Hurricane Forecaster William Gray Rips AMS, NASA's Hansen; Calls Media 'Sycophantic Followers'

    03/12/2009 8:33:10 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies · 611+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 12, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Prominent hurricane forecaster Dr. William M. Gray, a professor at Colorado State University, appeared at The Heartland Institute's 2009 International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC) in New York on March 11 to elaborate on his theory that a natural cycle of ocean water temperatures related to the salinity (the amount of salt) in ocean water was responsible for some global warming that has taken place. Gray also distributed a document containing a scathing critique of Dr. James Hansen, the head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, who is widely known for his outspokenness on the issue of manmade global...
  • Former Hansen NASA Superior: Global Warming Activism Grounds for Firing, If Not Imprisonment or Fine

    03/11/2009 9:01:39 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 10 replies · 880+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | March 11, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Is it possible that one of the most outspoken figures of the global warming alarmist movement has violated ethical, if not legal boundaries in his job? John Theon, a retired senior NASA atmospheric scientist said he believed so. Theon an audience at The Heartland Institute’s 2009 International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC) in New York on March 11 that the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, James Hansen, should be fired. Hansen is widely known for his outspokenness on the issue of manmade global warming. “I have publicly said I thought Jim Hansen should be fired,” Theon said....
  • Hansen’s Coal and Global Warming protest may get snowed out (yet another Gore Effect Alert)

    03/02/2009 4:04:13 AM PST · by Delacon · 29 replies · 1,228+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | Monday, March 2, 2009
    Many WUWT readers have heard about this:[2] Here is my IntelliWeather [3] Monday and [4] hour by hour forecast for Washington, DC.[5] WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST MONDAY Includes the Counties: District Of Columbia, Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria Includes the cities: Washington, Alexandria, Falls Church TonightÂ…Snow. Snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. Brisk with lows in the lower 20s. North winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.[6] MondayÂ…Cloudy. Snow likely in the morningÂ…Then a chance of snow in the afternoon. Additional snow accumulation around an inch. Total...
  • Climate Change: Statement of Dr. William Happer to the EPW

    02/28/2009 4:49:53 PM PST · by Delacon · 43 replies · 3,985+ views
    U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works ^ | February 25, 2009 | William Happer
    Statement of William Happer Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics Princeton UniversityBefore the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Senator Barbara Boxer, ChairFebruary 25, 2009Madam Chairman and members, thank you for the opportunity to appear before the Committee on Environment and Public Works to testify on Climate Change. My name is William Happer, and I am the Cyrus Fogg Bracket Professor of Physics at Princeton University. I am not a climatologist, but I don’t think any of the other witnesses are either. I do work in the related field of atomic, molecular and optical physics. I have spent my...
  • Media Muzzles Climate Change Debate

    02/27/2009 3:38:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 731+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 02/04/2009 | Christopher C. Horner
    You may never have heard of Dr. James Hansen of NASA, whom the Left bills as the “world’s leading climate scientist.” This status was not achieved by virtue of training (he’s an astronomer), but because he’s the world’s most hysterical scientist on the issue who also happens to have a job with the United States government. As such, he was a useful idiot for the media these past eight years. Hansen’s obscurity is so great that he only managed to appear in or be the subject of two thousand “news” items during the George W. Bush presidency. As Hansen told...