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  • Mitt & Mop - Was Mike Huckabee right about Mitt Romney?

    01/18/2012 11:36:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 18, 2012 | Aaron Goldstein
    When Newt Gingrich criticized Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital, he raised the ire of many conservatives and may have unwittingly mobilized a Republican rank and file now prepared to bestow Romney with the GOP nomination on a silver platter. Rush Limbaugh called Gingrich's criticisms "out of bounds for those who value the free market." Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was even blunter when he said, "What the hell are you doing, Newt? I expect this from Saul Alinsky!" But perhaps the most interesting defense of Romney came from Mike Huckabee, who took aim at both Gingrich and...
  • Science News: Expert says climate cooling misinterpreted

    12/29/2010 6:46:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies · 10+ views ^ | December 28, 2010
    CANBERRA, Australia -- Recent short-term cooling of global temperatures shouldn't be misinterpreted as meaning an end to global warming, an Australian expert says. Barrie Wanker-Hunt of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization says overall global warming is happening despite natural variability that can bring periods where the global climate can be either cooler or warmer than usual. Seasonal cold spells can still be expected under enhanced greenhouse conditions, he says. "Future changes in global temperature as the concentration of greenhouse gases increases will not show a simple year-on-year increase but will vary around a background of long-term warming," he...
  • LA Times: California air regulators approve carbon-trading plan

    12/17/2010 4:28:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 17, 2010 | By Margot Roosevelt
    California regulators Thursday voted to cap the greenhouse gas emissions of the state's major industries and establish the nation's first broad-based carbon trading program. The move marks another bellwether moment for a state that has led in environmental policy, coming as national climate legislation to regulate greenhouse gases and curb climate change has stalled in Congress. "This is an historic venture," said Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board. Under the plan, the state would cap each industrial plant's emissions in 2012, gradually lowering the cap over the next eight years. Firms would be granted allowances for each...
  • Arctic Ice Rebound Predicted ( By Russian Scientists )

    10/16/2010 9:09:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Watts up With That? ^ | October 16, 2010 | Verity Jones
    Man is not the primary cause of change in the Arctic says book by Russian scientistsForget the orthodox view of Arctic climate change – this book has a very different message. (h/t to WUWT commenter Enneagram)Published last year, this is a synthesis of work by the Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI). It sets out the data and experience of scientists over 85 years, drawing together much already published in the area. For a book that is billed under a climate change heading, this is actually more an antidote to the hype usually associated with warming in the Arctic....
  • Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt? Part I

    10/16/2010 7:14:20 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    JoNova ^ | October 5th, 2010 | Joanne
    For months now, behind the scenes, David and I have discussed just how powerful questions can be. Sometimes it’s not what you know, but what you ask that makes the most powerful point. For his Heartland presentation last Friday, David delivered a themed compilation of example after example of the Western Climate Establishment allowing mistakes, errors or biases to accumulate — each factor on it’s own might be hard to pin down, but the sum total of actions (and inactions) forms a wholly consistent pattern.This is Part I. These photos speak for themselves, but as far as I know, they...
  • 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...
  • Ann Coulter vs. Huckabee (video)

    10/14/2010 7:03:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • How the Environmental Movement Became Just Another Washington Power Bloc

    09/27/2010 5:43:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 27, 2010 | Charlie Martin
    It’s not just a band of flannel-shirted environmentalists any longer; it’s become a big-money, major player in Washington power politics and American elections. Starting today, the Washington Examiner is publishing a five-part special report in association with Pajamas Media on “Big Green”: the alliance of the Democratic Party, environmental groups, and activists in the progressive movement. It’s not just a band of flannel-shirted environmentalists any longer; it’s become a big-money, major player in Washington power politics and American elections.In this first of our five-part series in coordination with the Examiner, we consider how the consensus for environmental regulation in the...
  • Soros Funding of Sojourners is Only The Tip of the Iceberg

    08/26/2010 9:29:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 8/26/2010 | Jonathan Witt
    I blogged about the Jim Wallis funding controversy here and here. Now Jay Richards, a former Acton fellow, has more at NRO, beginning with a look at Wallis’s “clarification” of his earlier denials:Note that Wallis does not apologize for falsely accusing Marvin Olasky of “lying for a living.” Instead, he blames his own misrepresentation of the truth on the “spirit of the accusation.”The “clarification” of his earlier statement is equally unsatisfying. First, Wallis is still trying to claim that his organization transcends the Manichean political divide of left and right. They just do “biblical social justice,” he insists. But again,...
  • 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).
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Monday, August 2, 2010

    08/02/2010 8:24:40 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 225 replies · 30+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | 08/02/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • '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...
  • Could Climate Science Survive a Legal Cross Examination?

    05/25/2010 6:26:41 PM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 17 replies · 558+ views
    ICECAP ^ | May 25, 2010 | Bill DiPuccio
    Could the global warming hypothesis meet the rigorous evidentiary standards of a legal trial? The answer, according to Jason Scott Johnston, is clearly negative. Johnston is the Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law, and Director of the Program on Law, Environment and Economy of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. His 79 page essay, Global Warming Advocacy Science: A Cross Examination, published by the Institute of Law and Economics, examines a broad range of evidence both for and against the conclusions drawn by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). After a comprehensive examination of the...
  • National Science Agency Presses for Carbon Tax; Calls ‘Global Warming’ an ‘Urgent Threat’

    05/25/2010 5:29:41 PM PDT · by EBH · 44 replies · 634+ views
    CNSNews ^ | Thursday, May 20, 2010 | Seth Borenstein
    Washington (AP) - Ditching its past cautious tone, the nation's top scientists urged the government Wednesday to take drastic action to raise the cost of using coal and oil to slow global warming. The National Academy of Sciences specifically called for a carbon tax on fossil fuels or a cap-and-trade system for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, calling global warming an urgent threat. The academy, which advises the government on scientific matters, said the nation needs to cut the pollution that causes global warming by about 57 percent to 83 percent by 2050. That's close to President Barack Obama's goal. "We...
  • 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.
  • 'Obama's Katrina': an Illustrated Timeline

    05/02/2010 12:16:54 PM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 341 replies · 5,328+ views
    Directorblueblogspot ^ | May 01, 2010 | Doug Ross
    20 April 2010: An oil rig rented and operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico explodes, killing 11 workers. 21 April 2010: All 115 workers are evacuated from the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. 22 April 2010: The Deepwater Horizon collapses into the sea and sinks. 22 April 2010: President Obama delivers a speech on Wall Street to advocate more government intervention in the country's financial sector, but offers no reforms for Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, which helped precipitate the 2008 meltdown. He also delivers a speech regarding the contributions of Earth Day to environmental awareness. Meanwhile, 200,000...
  • 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...
  • Climategate: Shameless Science

    03/21/2010 11:20:29 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 328+ views ^ | March 21, 2010 | James Lewis
    Without a blush of shame, this week’s Science magazine just ran an article called “Contributions of stratospheric water vapor to decadal changes in the rate of Global Warming.” After wiping off the unnecessary words we’re left with: “Global Warming would be here — except for that damned water vapor.” It’s the “woulda coulda shoulda” of the True Believers. Al Gore’s Ptolemaic epicycles are being rolled onto the scientific stage, to be piled higher and deeper until they fit the curve of real temperatures – a nearly flat line with a little bit of jitter. You could just turn it into...
  • CLIMATEGATE: The Global Warming Cover Up Spreads to NASA

    03/11/2010 11:53:18 AM PST · by KippLanham · 9 replies · 468+ views
    PJTV ^ | March 11, 2010 | PJTV
    Global Warming Alarmists have more reason to be alarmed thanks to Chris Horner's ongoing investigation of the climate science community. The more Chris digs, the uglier the science gets. PJTV's Danika Quinn talks to the "Red Hot Lies" author about the latest troubling revelation. The data NASA scientists use to calculate global warming, it turns out, is totally tainted. Why does the mainstream media continue to treat the institution as credible? Horner has some thoughts. Watch here:
  • Bringing Al Gore back to Earth

    03/07/2010 12:06:12 PM PST · by Clive · 28 replies · 242+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2010-03-07 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Bringing Al Gore back to Earth Good thing we all don't use as much energy as global warming's high-flying guru or we might be deadBy Lorrie Goldstein, Senior Associate EditorWriting recently in the Op-Ed section of the New York Times, Al Gore said: “I, for one, genuinely wish that the climate crisis were an illusion.” Funny, that’s exactly what I wish about Al Gore. Now reduced to preaching climate hysteria to the converted in the echo chamber of the liberal, warmist Times, the paper at least identified Gore thusly: “As a businessman, he is an investor in alternative energy companies.”...
  • Obama's phony faith

    02/22/2010 6:11:25 AM PST · by rhema · 36 replies · 1,085+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 22, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    Barack Obama routinely laced his campaign speeches with words and phrases that resonated with voters, particularly those who practiced their faith more often than others in the body politic. His outreach to the Christian community became more fervent after the scandal caused by his ties to Pastor Jeremiah Wright who used his pulpit to bully and disparage America. Barack Obama attended forums held by the evangelical leader Rick Warren. He was seen in the company of a variety of Christian leaders. His courtship of religious groups in the 2008 race - the most extensive ever by a Democratic candidate for...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, February 4, 2010

    02/04/2010 8:25:03 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 236 replies · 2,235+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | 02/04/10 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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?
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Monday, November 23, 2009

    11/23/2009 8:22:27 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 125 replies · 2,964+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | 11/23/09 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Climategate: how the MSM reported the greatest scandal in modern science

    11/21/2009 5:31:48 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 211 replies · 9,313+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | Nov 21, 2009 | James Delingpole
    Like the Telegraph’s MPs’ expenses scandal, this is the gift that goes on giving. It won’t, unfortunately, derail Copenhagen (too many vested interests involved) or cause any of our many political parties to start talking sense on “Climate change”. But what it does demonstrate is the growing level of public scepticism towards Al Gore’s Anthropogenic Global Warming theory. That’s why, for example, this story is the single most read item on today’s Telegraph website. [...] But in the case of “Climate Change”, the MSM has been caught with its trousers down. The reason it has been so ill-equipped to report...
  • Reducing Greenhouse Gases May Not Be Enough to Slow Climate Change

    11/11/2009 4:31:58 AM PST · by decimon · 23 replies · 703+ views
    Georgia Institute of Technology ^ | November 10, 2009 | David Terraso
    Georgia Tech City and Regional Planning Professor Brian Stone publishes a paper in the December edition of Environmental Science and Technology that suggests policymakers need to address the influence of global deforestation and urbanization on climate change, in addition to greenhouse gas emissions. According to Stone’s paper, as the international community meets in Copenhagen in December to develop a new framework for responding to climate change, policymakers need to give serious consideration to broadening the range of management strategies beyond greenhouse gas reductions alone. “Across the U.S. as a whole, approximately 50 percent of the warming that has occurred since...
  • Climate change study shows Earth is still absorbing carbon dioxide

    11/11/2009 12:32:18 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 17 replies · 809+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/11/2009 | Louise Gray
    The Earth has developed stores to absorb excessive levels of carbon dioxide, according to a study that challenges the conventional thinking on climate change. The research, by Bristol University, suggests that despite rising emissions, the world is is still able to store a significant amount of greenhouse gases in oceans and forests. According to the study, the Earth has continued to absorb more than half of the carbon dioxide pumped out by humans over the last 160 years. This is despite emissions of CO2 increasing from two billion tonnes per year in 1850 to current levels of 35 billion tonnes...
  • No Climate For Change Treaty In Copenhagen

    11/10/2009 6:09:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 607+ views ^ | November 10, 2009 | GEORGE F. WILL
    Intelligent people agree that, absent immediate radical action regarding global warming, the human race is sunk. That is a tautology because those who do not agree are, definitionally, unintelligent. Britain's intelligent Prime Minister Gordon Brown gives scary precision to the word "immediate." By his reckoning, humanity now has about 30 days to save itself. He says that unless a decisive agreement is reached at the 192-nation summit on climate change that opens Dec. 7 in Copenhagen, all is lost. So, all is lost. The chances of a comprehensive and binding treaty are approximately nil. The fourth of five parlays preparing...
  • Obama abuses faith office to promote his radical agenda

    10/20/2009 4:52:16 AM PDT · by Scanian · 319+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    During the entire Bush administration critics accused him of using religion for political purposes. Many people were aghast that our President was a religious man -- as opposed to his predecessor whose fidelity to the Ten Commandments was an on-off sort of affair. When George Bush named Jesus as his favorite philosopher he was laughed at as being a simpleton. What really provoked the left was when he created the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives as a way to work with religious groups to perform social services. There were fears that the wall between church and state were going to tumble...
  • The Archbishop of Canterbury calls for an end to economic growth to save the planet

    10/13/2009 2:29:55 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies · 1,051+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 13,2009 | Steve Doughty
    The Archbishop of Canterbury called for an end to economic growth to save the planet. Dr Rowan Williams said that economic growth based on consumer power had led to towards 'the death of what is most distinctively human'.
  • Climate Change: The ‘Planned Recession’ Strategy

    10/03/2009 4:12:30 AM PDT · by Man50D · 11 replies · 708+ views ^ | Christopher C. Horner
    Well, the admissions just keep on coming. In the UK, lead canary for all things “climate change” — for example, polls show a majority of their public now see the agenda as just a new excuse for the state to extract more wealth from its citizens — we have a paper by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research saying the agenda demands “reducing the size of the economy through a ‘planned recession’”, in the words of the Daily Telegraph. Tyndall is an activist consortium of British academic institutions known for carrying the banner on the “climate” agenda. The Telegraph...
  • Obama taps Kmiec, fundraiser for foreign posts (Catholic academic rewarded)

    07/03/2009 8:37:17 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 16 replies · 473+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7-2-09 | Reid Wilson
    President Obama has tapped a prominent conservative legal scholar to serve as ambassador to scenic Malta while handing a big donor the opportunity to represent the United States in the Netherlands. Obama will nominate Douglas Kmiec, a Pepperdine University law professor and former head of the Office of Legal Counsel under President Reagan, to be ambassador to Malta, a small island nation in the Mediterranean just south of Italy. Kmiec caused a stir during the 2008 presidential election when he publicly backed Obama, citing healthcare costs and the Iraq war as his motivation. A committed Catholic, Kmiec was later denied...
  • 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...
  • Even Al Gore Can't Bring Attention to the Environment and Recession

    05/18/2009 7:01:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies · 861+ views
    TIME ^ | May 18, 2009 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Al Gore was able to get most people to forget the money he took from the tobacco industry and Buddhist monks by winning both the Nobel Prize and an Oscar for his work on educating the world about the dangers of global warming and other problems that affect the environment. Gore's problem is that in this economic climate he cannot get himself arrested even for chaining himself to the entrance of a coal-fired electrical plant. Realistically, trying to improve the environment during a recession is a losing game, even if the North Pole ends up having a climate like Cuba...
  • Climate Lobbyists Look Beyond Cap and Trade [$$$]

    03/24/2009 8:49:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 441+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 24, 2009 | By CHRISTA MARSHALL
    Climate lobbyists are flooding Capitol Hill, and they're not showing up in all the likely places. As uncertainty hovers over passage of an economywide cap on greenhouse gases, advocates are pushing for climate provisions in less obvious spots, like legislation funding the Federal Aviation Administration. There are also opportunities for hired guns to shape global-warming language in measures about livestock management and waste disposal, among other issues. "Climate change is like Hamburger Helper," said Scott Segal, a lobbyist for coal-fired utilities and other energy companies. "It's one of those popular concerns that people in any distantly related area on the...
  • White House Admits Cap-And-Trade Tax Costs Triple Their Official Estimate

    03/18/2009 5:12:44 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 29 replies · 1,327+ views ^ | March 17th, 2009 | Phil Kerpen
    I’ve already explained here on the Forum how the cap-and-trade energy tax works, and would be the biggest tax increase in the history of the country. Now, amazingly, the White House is telling something closer to the truth about this tax hike, admitting that the official budget estimate of $646 billion over 8 years—already a mighty steep price to pay—is far, far lower than the real cost. The deputy director of the White House National Economic Council, Jason Furman, is giving us a glimpse at the real number, telling Senate staff the energy tax scheme would actually raise “two-to-three times”...
  • 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...