Climate Change 101: Does CO2 Cause Global Warming?
Examiner, December 30, 2009. In an interview with Dr. Fred Singer, one of
the leading atmospheric physicists in the world, on CO2, Dr. Singer reminds
us that CO2 is
essential for life on earth
calling CO2 a pollutant is silly.
The EPA's endangerment ruling was based on the indefensible claims of the
IPCC, which has been shown to be politically motivated and biased. CO2 only
becomes dangerous to health at concentrations 20 times that of today. If
carbon dioxide caused global warming, the greatest concentrations would be
upper troposphere where it would cause the greatest
warming. Numerous studies have shown this to be false.
Hacked Emails Show Systematic Pattern
of Deliberate Climate Distortion.
December 19-20. As more of the 1000 plus hacked CRU emails are read, a
shocking pattern of deliberate corruption of global warming research and
reporting is emerging. An American Thinker posting of "A
reveals a series of emails detailing how the CRU group conspired with the
editor of the International Journal of Climatology to delay publication for
over a year of a peer-reviewed article clearly showing computer climate
do not predict reality.
The delay allowed the CRU group time to write a vitriolic, but knowingly
false and un-reviewed, rebuttal reminiscent of the Medieval Inquisition.
Another article in the Financial Post, "Lawrence
Solomon: Wikipedia's Climate Doctor,"
details how the emails show Lawrence Solomon got to be Wikipedia's
gatekeeper on global warming information and how he then rewrote 5,428
climate articles, and totally deleted another 500, thereby purging any
information that cast doubt on the mantra that man caused global warming.
One of the casualties of his eraser was the Medieval Optimum 1000 years ago
even though hundreds of research papers showed the temperature was about 1½o
warmer than it is today. "The
published by the National Review details how the deletion of the surface
temperature raw data, and the subsequent cover-up revealed by the emails,
shows that scientists, politicians and the media will do anything to ensure
the continuation of a theory that builds their ego and personal agendas. One
only has to look back to Galileo and Columbus to witness the damage
"scientific" consensus can do to distort reality.
Time for a Climate Change Plan B.
Wall Street Journal,
December 22, 2009. The world's political leaders, not least President Barack
Obama and Prime Minister Gordon Brown, are in a state of severe, almost
clinical, denial. While claiming a major "breakthrough" in Copenhagen, the
UN meeting was a complete and utter failure. Just one more nudge, and it
will be a done deal; or so they claim. This is pure nonsense. The only
winners were China and India. Nothing was accomplished, except, perhaps, a
non-binding commitment by the developed nations to provide $30 billion of
"climate aid" over the next three years to developing nations. The reason
for the failure was the enormous economy-breaking cost and, more
importantly, the fact that the Third World, led by China and India, has to
have carbon-based fuels to get themselves out of abject poverty.
Fraud in Europe's Cap and trade System a 'Red Flag,'
Fox News, December 19, 2009. Europol, the EU's "FBI," has uncovered massive
corruption throughout the entire European carbon trading system that
involves 90 percent of all carbon trading. This corruption involved Europe's
value added tax, something that proponents of cap and trade in the US say is
not applicable to a US system, if the Senate passes cap and trade in the US.
Critics say that corruption in California's 1990s cap and trade efforts
provide an example of what could happen in the US. The EPA and Justice
Department are not prepared to handle this kind of giant Bernie Madoff-like
scheme. Potentially worse, political corruption is almost guaranteed whereby
some industries/companies are favored by giving them more carbon credits
while others are penalized by cutting the number of allocated credits. Note:
this is something we have been warning of for over a year.
Czech President Klaus: Global Warming a 'New
Fox News, December 18, 2009.
President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic claimed global warming is a
'new religion," not a science.... This is a religion which tells us that the
people are responsible for the current, very small increase in temperatures.
And they should be punished." Often called the Margaret Thatcher of Central
Klaus claimed the issue was
perfect for politicians to pontificate and spend money, but not solve
anything. Since their mistake won't be revealed until 2020 or even 2200, the
voters cannot punish them. In the meantime, rent seekers will grow fat off
the government trough; which means the taxpayers backs. This "irrational
ideology" could even impede civilization, he says. Note: it would, not
could, impede civilization.
Leaders, Activists Throwing in the Towel in Copenhagen?
Fox News, December
18, 2009. The Copenhagen climate conference has apparently collapsed without
an agreement amide an atmosphere of distrust. The main sticking points are
China's refusal for verification, the US refusal for immediate and deeper
carbon emission cuts, and some Third World nations holding out for $200
billion a year in assistance, after the US and the EU promised at least $100
billion. Congressman Joe Barton, (R-TX) said this was "greenmail" after
Venezuelan President Chaves owes this to the world after "raping the
planet." The biggest casualty may be Obama's political credibility. At last
report Obama was still meeting with China, so watch out for a "miracle"
being pulled out of the hat to save the day. In the meantime,
also reports a number of countries, led by France and Britain are moving
forward to create a new, global environmental regulator they call
"International Environmental Governance." This effort, under way since the
mid 1990s, now seems to be gaining traction. Note:
We have been following this since 1999.
Developed Nations Hide Nefarious Aims under Green
Business Day, December 17, 2009. We have heard the past week and a half that
global warming will kill tens of thousands of people in Third World Nations.
However, Third World nations do not see it that way (except when they are
trying to extort money out of the US). For decades these poor nations have
viewed environmental groups from rich nations as waging a campaign to
prevent them from ever getting out of abject poverty. They believe
Copenhagen is a plan of the developed nations to maintain their living
standards, while keeping the developing world in a state of destitution.
This is nothing more than neo-colonialism or financial imperialism. Poverty
will kill far more people than global warming ever would, even it is really
Little Hope for UN Climate Deal.
Fox News, December
17, 2009. As the heads of state began negotiating today, there is little
hope of something substantive coming out of the meetings. However, the
Christian Science Monitor
notes that the
negotiations during the 1997 Kyoto meeting that led to the Kyoto Protocol,
were seemingly hopeless in the last three days and they hammered out the
protocol at the last minute. Still unresolved are emission targets, aid to
Third World countries and enforcement (including tariffs).
reported that Secretary of State
Clinton has agreed this morning that the US would contribute up to $10
billion of the joint $100 billion per year aid package to Third World
Nations. The aid, however, is conditional on China agreeing to sign the
agreement. That is in response to
reporting today the announcement this morning that China would not sign the
agreement. However, China's announcement could be a negotiating tactic,
which is common for China. If they hold firm, it will be a major blow to the
Democrats who have already passed a draconian cap and trade bill in the
House, and are well on their way to doing so in the Senate. President Obama
arrives tomorrow. Note: the Earth's future literally hangs on what happens
the next 24-36 hours.
Prospect of Global Warming Pact Fades in Copenhagen.
16, 2009. Envoys from China, the U.S., the European Union and India, the
world’s top polluters, have bickered, quarreled and walked out during talks
among 193 nations. They’ve left presidents and prime ministers a choice
between a fudge or a flop for the accord that the United Nations framed as
the most comprehensive deal to curb global warming. Third World nations, led
by China, have
because of a secret deal
between developed nations last week to force the developing nations to
commit economic suicide. The new deal would require steep reductions in
greenhouse emissions with minimal financial aid from the developed nations.
In addition, the aid, rather than going through the UN to the Third World,
would instead go to the IMF and World Bank for distribution. The Third
World believes these entities have looted poorer countries with crippling
debts that cannot be paid back, forcing the countries to hand over their
natural resources and infrastructure to the globalists. This neo-colonialism
is something we have been warning about for years. Note: Even though climate
agreements may fall short, watch for language implementing global
Most Back a Treaty on Global Warming.
USA Today, December
14, 2009. (This is a long summary, but bear with us as it is
A solid majority (58%-38%) of Americans support the idea of a global treaty
that would require the US to reduce significantly greenhouse gas emissions.
This tracks well with a November
that shows that 58% also support
cap and trade in the US Senate. In the Roper Poll, 66% believed that they
knew a moderate to a great deal about global warming. However, it is obvious
they are woefully ignorant. When the Roper Poll also asked if they would
support cap and trade legislation that would raise their electricity costs
by a mere $10 a month, 59% opposed the legislation. When asked if the
legislation raised their power bills by $25/mo., 78% opposed it.
Analysis after analysis has shown that cap and trade
would double the cost of electricity, increase gasoline costs by at least 50
percent and eventually cost every family many thousands of dollars a year.
Rather than being
knowledgeable about the issue these results show the American people to be
very uninformed. Their knowledge depends entirely upon the mainstream media
which has dogmatically and blatantly shown only one side of this complex
issue. Learn more about global warming and cap and trade by going to
watch the short YouTube videos.
Global Warming Talks Hit Hurdle.
AP, December 13, 2009. At the 192-nation United Nations climate conference
in Copenhagen, the European Union, Japan and Australia joined the United
States in criticizing a draft global-warming pact that says major developing
nations must rein in greenhouse gases, but only if they have outside
financing. Rich nations want to require developing nations to limit
emissions, with or without
The Little Man Behind the Curtain.
Review-Journal, December 13, 2009. (A salient opinion column) The big
casualty of Climategate is not the rejection of the science supporting
man-caused global warming, but science itself.
'science' said so, all the world was about to undertake a vast reordering of
human behavior at almost unimaginable financial cost."
"What those [in the CRU] have accomplished is to require that
the world now presume, in self-defense, that any state-funded 'science' is
little more than government-funded propaganda to justify taxing us,
regulating us and advancing national socialism under a new, green flag."
Copenhagen Global Warming Draft Pints to Hard
Monitor, December 11, 2009. Developed nations agree not to let global temps
rise above 2oC while developing nations want the maximum to be 1.5oC.
Midterm targets (starting in 2013) would range of 25-40 percent reduction
from 1990 levels while long-term reductions range from 50-95 percent
reduction. There is general agreement that developed nations would provide
$10 billion per year between 2010 and 2012, and should be increased to $100
billion starting in 2013. The latter agreement will be hammered out next
week when the heads of state arrive. Note: This more than expected a month
ago, so watch what happens next week.
Al Gore--Warming Skeptics in "Air of Unreality."
CBS News, December 10,
2009. Former Vice President Al Gore
said today that the evidence of global warming is unequivocal and that those
who claim otherwise -- such as Sarah Palin -- "persist in an air of
unreality." Note: Al Gore is 180 degrees wrong on every scientific
statement. It is hard to understand how he and others can say these things
in the face of real science. He claims skeptics live in unreality. Skeptics
say Gore does. The science supports the skeptics. See
www.nocapandtrade.us to learn more
about the real science vs. the agenda.
UN Climate Chief Cashes in on Carbon Trading.
WorldNetDaily, December 11, 2009.
A Mumbai-based Indian multinational
conglomerate with business ties to
Pachauri, the chairman
since 2002 of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC,
stands to make several hundred million dollars in European Union carbon
credits simply by closing a steel production facility in Britain with the
loss of 1,700 jobs. The Tata Group to receive $2 billion for plant closure.
Again, cap and trade breeds corruption. It is reported Al Gore will become a
billionaire if cap and trade passes in the US.
Education, December 11, 2009.
Is belief in global-warming science another
example of the "madness of crowds"? That strange but powerful social
phenomenon, first described by Charles Mackay in 1841, turns a widely shared
prejudice into an irresistible "authority", not unlike the Inquisition.
Could it indeed represent the final triumph of irrationality?
Al Gore--Warming Skeptics in "Air of Unreality."
CBS News, December 9,
2009. Former Vice President Al Gore
said today that the evidence of global warming is unequivocal and that those
who claim otherwise -- such as Sarah Palin -- "persist in an air of
unreality." Note: Al Gore is 180 degrees wrong on every scientific
statement. It is hard to understand how he and others can say these things
in the face of real science. He claims skeptics live in unreality. Skeptics
say Gore does. The science supports the skeptics. See
to learn more about the real science vs. the agenda.
Obligatory Global Warming Article.
Portland Examiner, December 9, 2009. Global warming has
become fully politicized and ideologued. Politicians and the politically
connected who stand to gain vast power, vast wealth, and/or vast ego
expansion simply don't care about science, other than using "science" (i.e.,
tax grant-purchased sciency-sounding pronouncements) as a means to their
Famous Weather Scientist: Climategate 'Tip of
Iceberg'. "The recent 'ClimateGate'
revelations coming out of the UK University of East Anglia are but the tip
of a giant iceberg of a well organized international climate warming
conspiracy that has been gathering momentum for the last 25 years,"
Copenhagen Climate Summit in Disarray.
Guardian UK, December 8, 2009. The UN
Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries
reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week
be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and
sidelines the UN's role in all future
negotiations. Note: This is not necessarily good news. Stay tuned!
Obama Has Extreme EPA CO2 Regulations in Pocket for
Copenhagen After All.
Fox News, December 7, 2009. The EPA will announce today that CO2 and other
greenhouse gases are a threat to public health and have thousands of pages
of new regulations to curb it. It is designed to give Obama a major coo at
the Copenhagen meeting that started today. The US envoy to Copenhagen called
Climategate a "small blip," as expected. Note: This has been in the works
for two years. The EPA regs are far worse than the Senate cap and trade bill
ever hoped to be. For background read "Twilight
Zone to Lunacy"
Exposing the Global Warming Lie.
nocapandtrade.us, December 5, 2009. An in-depth review by Dr. Michael
Coffman on the real facts and truth behind the Climate Research Unit's
effort to manipulate climate data and shape the global warming debate. Note:
Important background as Copenhagen gets underway amongst proclamations that
the hacked emails do not change the treat of man-made global warming.
Liberal Media Continue to Suppress Phony Global
Examiner.com, December 4, 2009. "On Fox news today it
was pointed out that
neither CBS, nor NBC, nor ABC
had any news that covered this enormously important
news clip regarding the emails that show the evidence of corruption in the
global warming scam. The liberal media appears more interested in propaganda
than fact. This is clearly evident in their blatant suppression of pertinent
news that counters their political philosophy. It is sad to see this level
NASA Also Hiding Climate Data?
Washington Times, December 3, 2009.
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 1930s. He is about to sue NASA.
Fallout Over "Climategate" Data Leak Grows.
CBS News, December 2, 2009.
Ripples created by the disclosure of global warming files now being called
"Climategate" continue to spread, with the temporary removal of Phil Jones,
its head. Congressional attention growing with calls to freeze all action.
Australia's Parliament Defeats Global Warming Bill.
AP, December 2, 2009. Australia's
plans for an emissions trading system to combat
global warming were scuttled Wednesday in
Parliament, handing a
defeat to a government that had hoped to set an example at
international climate change talks next week.
UK Climate Scientist to Temporarily Step Down.
AP, December 1, 2009.
LONDON — Britain's University of East Anglia says the director of its
prestigious Climatic Research Unit is stepping down (finally) pending an
investigation into allegations that he overstated the case for man-made
climate change. Note: the hacked or released emails painted Jones and his
associates as schemers who were not above cooking the books while demonizing
all opposition; even to the point of getting them fired.
On Climate Data, Trends and Peer Review.
New York Times, November 30, 2009.
CRU is not the only group
in the world that is tracking the change in global-average near-surface
temperature. There are three other groups; NOAA; NASA, JMA. Note: The other
three data sets track the CRU data quite well. However, additional studies
have shown that
data manipulation and the heat island effect
greatly skews the NOAA and NASA data so that it shows a much higher warming
clearly show the temperature rise since 1980 would be cut in half if
Global Warming Fraud Uncovered.
Tribune.com, November 27, 2009.
Many scientists have tried to obtain raw data
utilized by CRU associated scientists. They have been repeatedly denied the
data. The emails clearly show this is deliberate and done to hide the data
manipulation the CRU has done to show man-caused warming. Exposing the fraud
is important because the group of researchers at CRU is heavily involved in
the U.N. IPPC and has been considered the “authoritative source” for
policies and procedures currently under development with the United Nations,
Great Britain, the United States and other countries.
Scientists Forged Climate Research to Create Warming
In Flanders Fields, November 20-27. "The
general picture of the series of emails is one of conspiracy, collusion in
exaggerating warming data, manipulation of data, possibly illegal
destruction of embarrassing information, and organized resistance to
disclosure." Note: Read for yourself. A to-date list of all the damning
emails in the authors' original emails can be found at
Global Warming Is Dead, Soon to Follow--Mainstream
Media. Political Lore,
November 26, 2009. "The lack of media attention to this so called
“climategate” is unbelievable. I do not even know if we can even call it
“climategate”, as nobody seems to acknowledge that it has happened. Of
course Fox News has brought it up, as well as numerous talk show hosts but,
there has been no trace of coverage almost anywhere else."
Cap and Trade is Dead.
Wall Street Journal,
Opinion, November 26, 2009. "The more
than 3,000 emails and documents from the University of East Anglia's Climate
Research Unit (CRU) that have found their way to the Internet have blown the
lid off the "science" of manmade global warming. CRU is a nerve center for
many of those researchers who have authored the United Nations' global
warming reports and fueled the political movement to regulate carbon."
Global Warming Accelerates; Climategate Rumbles On.
November 25, 2009. Note: The article presents a reasonably balanced
discussion of the recent hacked emails (now called climategate), and a new
report authored by 26 scientists, some of whom are directly involved in
climategate. The report is based on fear; the polar icecap is melting and
ocean levels are rising. Neither of these are true, but they make for good
fear mongering of the type implied in the hacked emails.
Lawmakers Probe Climate Emails.
Wall Street Journal,
November 24, 2009. Congressional Republicans have started investigating
climate scientists whose hacked emails suggest they tried to squelch
dissenting views about global warming. They are focusing on John Holdren,
science advisor to Obama and one of the correspondents, and any set of
conclusions that have been made suspect by the revelations that have been
used by the EPA and others in their policy recommendations. Note: This
exposure seems to be gaining traction. Their are numerous calls for the head
of the CRU, Phil Jones to resign..
Lord Lawson Calls for Public Inquiry into UEA Global
Warming Data 'manipulation.'
London Telegraph, November 23,
2009. This morning Lord Lawson demanded that the apparent
at the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) be fully
investigated. He claimed that the credibility of the university's
world-renowned CRU - and British science - were under threat.
E-Mail Leak Turns Up Heat on Global Warming Advocates.
November 21, 2009.
"In an embarrassing blow to the
movement to combat global warming, hackers have posted hundreds of e-mails
from a world-renowned British institute that show researchers colluding to
exaggerate warming and undermine skeptics. Note: there are dozens of
articles on this story around the world today.
Hacked E-Mail Is New Fodder for Climate Dispute.
New York Times, November 20, 2009. Several scientists and others contacted
by The New York Times confirmed that they were the authors or recipients of
specific e-mail messages included in the file. Note: It is impressive that
the scientists writing the damning emails admitted that they did. While
guilty of a conspiracy to manipulate data and public opinion, they at least
admit to their deliberate distortions.
Hacked emails Reveal Massive Global Warming Fraud.
November 20, 2009.
Emails and documents hacked from
the University of East Angelica's Climate Research Unit
show a systematic pattern of deliberately manipulating
data to show man-caused global warming.
They also had a plan to discredit skeptics who disagreed with the man-caused
hypothesis. This is the same institution we
last September 23rd who keeps all of the global climate records and
deliberately deleted the raw data so no one could verify their results.
Note: This is huge. It discredits most of the global warming research done
in the past 25 years!
Some Scientists 'Baffled' by Lack of Global Warming.
The Dakota Voice, November 19, 2009. "It’s
no wonder the number of people who believe the man-caused global warming
hypothesis has been
dwindling. As people
begin to push themselves away from the table of media pop-culture pap and
start to learn a little about the issue, they quickly realize the whole ball
of hysteria just doesn’t pass the
smell test of credibility."
Senator Inhofe Declares Victory in Speech on Global
Tulsa News, November 19, 2009.
“I proudly declare 2009 as the
‘Year of the Skeptic,’ the year in which scientists who question the
so-called global warming consensus are being heard... Until this year, any
scientist, reporter or politician who dared raise even the slightest
suspicion about the science behind global warming was dismissed and
Clean Energy is Pure Fantasy.
Digest, November 18, 2009. Physicist Howard Hayden at the University of
Connecticut sums up the fallacy of clean energy: “Imagine a one-mile swath
of wind turbines extending from San Francisco to Los Angeles. That land area
would be required to produce as much power around the clock as one large
coal, natural gas, or nuclear power station that normally occupies about one
square kilometer.” Solar energy isn't any better. It can cost 10 to 20 times
more than electricity produced by coal.
Climate Change Sounds Much Sweeter.
November 17, 2009.
Cap and trade is something that will have
astronomical economic repercussions;
and beyond that, all that most people probably know about what it is as well
as its implications is that it has an obscure connection to President
Obama's administration's 'green initiative'. Note: in other words, ignorance
about this issue reigns supreme. You can also participate in a vote in this
Global Warming; Elusive, Economically Problematic for
The DePauw, November 17, 2009.
When the earth started cooling ten years ago, alarmists rebranded global
warming into "climate change." "Armed with inconclusive evidence, incorrect
climate models and a movie starring Al Gore, eco-groups embarked on a new
crusade: to convince the world that Earth's cooling was only temporary and
would eventually lead to greater warming in the future if immediate 'action'
was not taken."
Asian Cold Water on Global Warming.
Investor's Business Daily, November 16, 2009. "If there's good news from
Saturday's APEC summit, it's Asia's ninja blow to a global climate pact in
Copenhagen. The dynamic region recognized the economy-killer for what it was
and refused to commit suicide."
What Dose Delaying Climate Change Agreement Mean?
LA Times, November 16, 2009. "The House has already passed a climate bill.
Scaled-back action in Copenhagen could help push a Senate bill over the top
by securing pledges for emissions reductions from China and India, and
thereby reassuring moderate Rust Belt Democrats." Be alert!
World Leaders Will Delay Climate Change Agreement.
New York Times,
November 14, 2009. President Obama and other world leaders have decided to
postpone a climate change agreement at Copenhagen, agreeing instead to make
it the mission of the Copenhagen conference to reach a less specific
“politically binding” agreement that would punt the most difficult issues
into the future. Note: this is great news, but watch out for the substitute.
Global Warming Is Not Our Fault, Say Most Britons.
London Times, November 14, 2009. Only 41 per cent of Britons accept as an
established scientific fact that global warming is taking place and is
largely man-made. Almost a third (32 per cent) believe that the link is not
yet proved; 8 per cent say that it is environmentalist propaganda to blame
man and 15 per cent say that the world is not warming. Note: this is about
the same breakdown with American polls.
Obama Struggles to Turn Global Warming Talk Into
Washington Examiner, November 13, 2009. President Obama meets with the
world's biggest polluter, China, next week. His meeting to discuss
Copenhagen with Chinese President Hu Jintao will likely produce nothing.
However, China wants to destroy the US, so he may give a little to get the
US to support and sign a strong Copenhagen agreement.
Climate Bill Likely on the Shelf For Rest of the Year.
Wall Street Journal, November 11, 2009. Key Senate Democrats Tuesday said it
is unlikely there will be any more major committee action on climate-change
legislation this year, the strongest indication yet that a comprehensive
bill to cut greenhouse-gas emissions won't be voted on until at least next
year. Note: While probably true, watch for a backdoor attempt to get it
rammed through just before the Christmas break.
Global Warming Skeptic Tells Group That Cure Is Worse
Huntsville Times, November 11, 2009. Dr. John Christy, one of the leading
atmospheric physicists in the world and, along with Dr. Roy Spencer,
developed the satellite sensor array for earth's temperatures, provides an
easy to understand reason why science doesn't support global warming alarms.
Even if it did, he said, "current proposals to fix things won't work and
might make life worse."
Don't Buy Those Carbon Credits Just Yet.
November 10, 2009. Both the House and Senate cap and trade bills have
provisions giving the president sweeping powers to do whatever necessary to
stop CO2 emissions if the atmospheric levels climb above 450 ppm. While the
current average today is about 385 ppm, it could peak above 450 next
Australian Prime Minister Goes Hysterical Over Global
New American, November 9, 2009. According to PM Rudd, opponents of the
UN climate change treaty are "Provoking fear campaigns in every country they
can; blocking or delaying domestic legislation in every country they can;
with the objective of slowing and if possible destroying the momentum
towards a global deal on climate change." Provoking fear? The only ones
provoking fear are Rudd, Gore, the UN and their ilk.
Coalition MPs Deny Man-made Climate Change.
ABC News, November 9, 2009. The
Australian Senate already voted down Australia's cap and trade legislation
last August. After the tirade of Prime Minister Rudd on August 6 where he
accused the Senate of holding the world ransom, the Senate again affirmed
that most of the Senate liberals do not believe man is causing global
All Hope is Lost for Copenhagen Climate Treaty.
London Times, November 6,
2009. A full agreement at Copenhagen next month will be DOA. The full
agreement will not be ready for at least a year, say officials. The best
that can be hoped for is for non-binding agreements on emission cuts and
payments to poor countries. All evidence supports this conclusion, but be on
guard for a "last minute" breakthrough that opens the door to global
Red-faced Times Abandons Fishy Eco Ad.
The London Register, November 6,
2009. The London Times refused to run an eco-ad claiming the oceans would be
fishless by 2049. This is the second time in a month that a major news
outlet has challenged an eco-disaster story. In the past the main stream
media has heralded all kinds of eco-disaster stories without checking the
facts. The first rebuke happened a month ago when the BBC published an
article on global warming, actually admitting there was hard evidence man
was not causing it.
Kilimanjaro Ice Melt Is Not Global Warming.
Examiner.com, November 4, 2009. The retreating snows of Kilimanjaro has long
been the poster child proving man-caused global warming. It turns out that
lack of precipitation for centuries has been slowly eroding the snow and ice
cover as the ice sublimates (evaporates). There is very little evidence that
any of the ice retreat was due to melting.
US Puts Climate Debate on Hold.
Guardian, November 3, 2009. Harry Reid gave
the US a breather by announcing any consideration of the cap and trade bill
in the Senate will be postponed for 5 weeks after German Chancellor Angela
Merkel admonished the Senate to pass it before the Copenhagen meeting next
month. While this also seems to put the final nail in the Copenhagen coffin,
be alert. Something seems to be brewing behind closed doors.
Is A Fake.
Climate Depot, October 29, 2009. A letter
signed by 160 distinguished Physicists of the American Physical Society was
sent to the US Senate strongly asserting the
consensus is fake, designed to stampede you into actions that will cripple
our economy, and which you will regret for many years. There is no
consensus." Remember, only
within the 2007 IPCC process actually agreed with the so-called consensus
EU Strikes Climate Funding Deal.
BBC. October 30,
2009. The EU agreed to give third world nations €100 billion a year to help
them reduce their carbon emissions. It's a long ways from being a done deal,
however. So far it is totally voluntary, which means if any of the EU
members cough up anything at all, it will not be much. On the other hand it
is sufficient to demand the US put up nearly $150.
still doubtful it will be sufficient to get China and India to sign
Europe Puts Figure on Green Aid to Push Climate Change
Guardian. Europe seems ready to put up €100 billion to assist third world
nations conform to the new Copenhagen agreement. Europe demands the US do
the same which would convert into nearly $150 billion. Lord Monkton was
apparently right; a last minute deal seems to be underway to ensure
acceptance of the new Copenhagen agreement and the institution of global
The Sun Defines the Climate.
Climate Depot, October 27, 2009. A prominent Russian scientist believes "we
should fear a deep temperature drop -- not catastrophic global warming." He
predicts serious economic, social, demographic and political consequences of
this global temperature drop. Editor's note: this is probably premature, but
given the sun is heading for a record quiet period, he may have a point.
Side of Green.
Newsweek, October 24,
2009. Governments are spending over $100 billion a year on renewable energy.
In the US, over 1500 lobbying groups have spent more than $20 billion
lobbying Congress to subsidize green energy even more. The only real
tangible thing all this has produced in Europe, which has been doing this
for more than 5 years, is corruption. Rather than more jobs and lower costs,
jobs have been lost and it is getting more and more expensive. The solution?
Let the free markets take over.
US Sovereignty and the Climate Summit.
American Thinker, October 21, 2009. More details on the Copenhagen agreement
suggest that all the squabbling so far might have been a ruse. It is
confirmed that the language of the agreement does indeed establish a world
government, massive income redistribution, and unaccountable enforcement
mechanism. God help us!
Pain With No Gain.
Investors.com, October 19, 2009. Proponents of cap-and-trade legislation
have tried to convince the public that the regime would cost families only
"about a postage stamp a day." The real cost might be closer to next-day
delivery rates. All this pain will not even yield a measurable drop in
earth's temperatures by 2050.
Antarctic Ice Melt at Lowest Levels in Satellite Era.
World Climate Report, October 6, 2009. Antarctica's summer sea ice melt was
the lowest ever recorded in the Oct-Jan 2008-2009 summer. That means there
has been less melting, even on the continent, which puts the cataclysmic
forecasts of sea level rises and costal flooding in grave doubt. Maybe that
is why this good news was not published in any major news media in the
Fewer Americans See Solid Evidence of Global Warming.
Pew Research Center,
October 22, 2009. Only 36 percent of Americans now. believe that there
is solid evidence that man is causing global warming. That's down from 47
percent in April and nearly 80 percent several years ago. That's the good
news. The bad news is that 50 percent strongly support cap and trade
legislation (32 percent strongly), and 55 percent don't even know what cap
and trade is. Help them be educated by going to
West Antarctic Ice Loss Overestimated by NASA
The Register, October 20, 2009. For years we have been hearing that the
Antarctic Icecap has been melting at an unheard of rate. It turns out that
the icecap may not be melting that fast. A new ground truth check of NASA's
measuring techniques indicate NASA may be way off and the icecap may not be
melting any faster than it has for the past 20,000 years.
As Time Runs Out for Copenhagen, Nations May Settle
for Interim Agreement.
New York Times,
October 20, 2009. A full-fledged treaty coming out of Copenhagen is highly
unlikely. In its place it is likely that an legally binding "interim"
agreement will be signed by Obama. This appears to be the application of the
Hegelian Dialectic -- suggesting an outrageous "solution" to a problem and
then settling on a "compromise" which was the goal all along. If
(below) is correct, this interim agreement could be as bad as a full treaty.
Copenhagen Goal Is a One-World Government.
WorldNetDaily, October 17, 2009. MUST READ! For the past several
months we have been reporting that the Copenhagen Conference in December was
going to fail. If Lord Monkton, former British science advisor to PM
Margaret Thatcher, is right, something will be pulled out of the hat at the
last minute to convince most of the nations to accept the new Copenhagen
Protocol. That something would include Obama ceding a huge chunk of US
sovereignty to the UN and agreeing to a massive income redistribution
scheme. Lord Monkton has read the consensus agreement for the conference and
the first purpose will be to create a world government, the second would be
the transfer of wealth from the developed to the undeveloped nations
(including China), and the third purpose would be enforcement. While we have
known for years this was a long-term goal, there has been heretofore no
indication it would be at the heart of this protocol. To say this is
sobering is an understatement.
UK Global Warming Ad Draws Hundreds of Complaints--To
Scary for Kids?
bnet.com, October 16,
2009. Hundreds of viewers have complained about the ads sponsored by the
British Government that are designed to scare people, especially children,
into believing man is causing global warming and we must do everything we
can to stop it, no matter what the cost. The UK's Advertising Standards
Authority will decide next week on whether to 'investigate' the ad.
EU Blames U.S. for Climate Stalemate.
October 15, 2009. Much to their horror, globalists and environmentalists
finally realize Copenhagen will be still-born. Now comes all the finger
pointing. As usual, the EU is blaming the U.S. for its failure. In
actuality, it is China and India, plus the third world nations which have to
increasingly use fossil fuel energy to pull their citizens out of abject
poverty. They want the developed nations to pay for it to the tune of
hundreds of billions of dollars to which the developed nations have said no.
So the third world nations have said no to Copenhagen--they literally cannot
afford it. To somehow force them to do it is economic imperialism.
2009 Declared Year the Media Lost Faith in Man-made
Climate Depot, October 15, 2009. Climate Depot's March Morano provides a
long list of main-stream news articles that are beginning to question the
man-caused global warming mantra. While true, the last being from the
5 days ago, don't expect the media to turn on the alarmist man-caused
agenda. After all, most main-stream media have their reputations on the line
and they are not going to suddenly discredit themselves. At best we can
expect a slowly increasing number of articles that question the long-held
mantra. At worst, the mainstream media will cave into political pressure to
revive the flagging agenda, especially as the Senate cap and trade bill
begins to hit the news, probably next month.
The British are Turning on Climate Change.
October 13, 2009. Great Britain has been strongly supportive of the belief
man is causing global warming and strong sacrifices must be made to stop it.
Strong legislation has been passed and students are indoctrinated on man's
culpability. Polls show that the public no longer buys the decades of
unrelenting propaganda of catastrophe. Like the US, belief that man is
causing global warming has dropped below 50 percent. Therefore, the
government is launching a £6 million ad campaign to scare the public back
into fearing global warming.
What Happened to Global Warming?
BBC, October 9, 2009.
The BBC, an arch man-caused warming alarmist news organization, published
this astonishing article Saturday that has set the mainstream media on their
collective rear-ends. The BBC still hasn't got it quite right, but it
basically admits the earth is cooling and the science is NOT settled. The
BBC denies it has changed its position, but the fact that it has published
both sides of this issue has sent a shockwave 'round the world. Will the New
York Times be far behind? Not likely.
UK Ministers Launch Advertising Propaganda Campaign on
London Times Online, October 9, 2009. In what has to be the biggest
government sponsored propaganda effort in the 21st century, "climate change
sceptics are to be targeted in a hard-hitting [UK] advertising campaign that
will be the first to state unequivocally that Man is causing global warming
and endangering life on Earth." There is still no empirical scientific
evidence to support this propaganda.
G8 States Could Face Class Actions on Climate Change.
Irish Times, October 8, 2009. It was inevitable. By politicizing global
warming and dogmatically sticking to the man-caused theory in spite of
overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Third World nations are likely to sue
the US and other developed nations of "planetary malpractice". Given the
hatred of America, any case brought forward will undoubtedly succeed,
resulting in fines of tens, perhaps hundreds of billions of dollars. This is
Europe Fails Chemistry Test as Industry Heads East.
London Times Online, October 7, 2009. "Billions of dollars of EU investment
in heavy industry, notably refining and petrochemicals, is moving east in
search of lower costs — and carbon trading is making the money drain flow
faster." Warning: the same thing will happen the US if the U.S. Senate
passes our cap and trade legislation.
Antarctic Ice Melt at Lowest Levels Ever.
World Climate Report,
October 6, 2009. The Antarctic icecap didn't melt so much this past
2008-2009 summer. In fact, it was the smallest melting ever recorded since
measurements began in 1979. Sea ice accumulation for the 2009 winter (now
just ending) appears to also be heading for a record in ice growth. Along
with the rebuilding of the polar icecap the past two years, the likelihood
of ocean flooding is further reduced. In fact, Ocean levels appear to be
leveling off or declining the past two years.
Hot Air Rising.
October 4, 2009. The Herald's editorial staff exposes the fallacies of the
new Boxer/Kerry "821-page aggregation of environmentalist dreams, rhetoric
and directives..." found in their cap and trade scheme. They note that the
bill "never specifies how initial emission rights are to be distributed,
unlike the House bill that doles them out as favors to get votes for
passage. This is just the tip of the iceberg of the kind of corruption that
will plague any cap and trade scheme that might pass.
A New Scientific Scandal.
The Register, October
2, 2009. The now obvious data manipulation that created the IPCC's Hockey
Stick Curve is reaching the stage of a scandal in the scientific community.
It puts into serious doubt a number of other peer-reviewed papers used by
the IPCC. "The scandal has serious implications for public trust in science.
The IPCC's mission is to reflect the science, not create it....When the IPCC
was alerted to peer-reviewed research that refuted the idea, it declined to
include it." Those who understand the IPCC process fully understand it is a
fraud promoting a political agenda, not science.
Defects in Key Climate Data Uncovered.
Financial Post, October 1, 2009. Dr. Ross McKitrick explains the history of
the Hockey Stick graph and what it means. Concludes McKitrick: "I have been
probing the arguments for global warming for well over a decade. In
collaboration with a lot of excellent coauthors I have consistently found
that when the layers get peeled back, what lies at the core is either
flawed, misleading or simply non-existent. The surface temperature data is a
contaminated mess with a significant warm bias, and as I have detailed
elsewhere the IPCC fabricated evidence in its 2007 report to cover up the
problem. Climate models are in gross disagreement with observations, and the
discrepancy is growing with each passing year. The often-hyped claim that
the modern climate has departed from natural variability depended on flawed
statistical methods and low-quality data. The IPCC review process, of which
I was a member last time, is nothing at all like what the public has been
told: Conflicts of interest are endemic, critical evidence is systematically
ignored and there are no effective checks and balances against bias or
Boxer Celebrates As She Launches Senate Fight Over
McClatchy, September 30, 2009. Senators Boxer and Kerry launch the Senate
cap and trade bill called the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.
Although details will be revealed in future days, it calls for a 20 percent
reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020, compared to only 15 percent for the
House bill passed last June. Neither goal is possible with existing
technology without electricity bills doubling for the American people.
More Blatant Fraud Discovered With the IPCC.
Watts Up With That?, September 29, 2009. The Hockey Stick graph was first
published in 1998 and instantly became the leading headline in newspapers,
magazines and TV news worldwide. The graph showed a relatively flat
temperature record for a thousand years with a very steep late twentieth
century increase, hence the name. It was the centerpiece of the 2001 UN IPCC
report. After 4 years of refusing to release the data that was used so it
could be checked, the data was obtained another way and the authors were
found to have used totally invalid statistics approach, which negated its
results. Nonetheless, members of the IPCC and others stubbornly refused to
abandon the graph. The original data was found this month to contain only
cherry-picked data. When all the data was included, there was no sudden
increase in earth's temperature in the late twentieth century. The entire
hockey stick effort was a deliberate fraud--something that increasingly
seems to be the case with scientists promoting man-caused global warming.
Flawed Intelligence Guides the Obama Energy Plan.
September 23, 2009. "...we have about 1 trillion barrels of recoverable oil
shale, or about as much as the entire world’s known reserves. But [Interior
Secretary] Salazar has stopped previously planned commercial leasing on
government lands." Despite all the Congressional rhetoric about becoming
energy independent, the White House and Congress are doing all they can to
lock up cheap energy sources to force US citizens to depend on foreign
supplies and extremely expensive renewable energy.
The Dog Ate Global Warming.
nationalreviewonline.com, September 23, 2009.
A MUST READ.
on August 13, 2009 that the British agency that stores all the original
global temperature data supposedly lost that original data. It was
speculated that the agency made this claim to keep climate skeptics from
getting the data to analyze it. Patrick Michaels blows the lid off of this
scam in this article. So what's the big deal? It now looks like the Senate
will not consider the cap and trade bill this year (good), which will allow
president Obama to authorize the EPA to issue a series of draconian
regulations far worse than any cap and trade legislation (which is very,
very bad). The already written EPA regulations are required by a Supreme
Court ruling. In turn, the Court decision was based on the potentially
corrupted temperature data, for which the original data no longer exists to
challenge the decision. Very neat and tidy. Are we being blindsided?
Growth First, Climate Later.
Financial Times, September 22, 2009. Copenhagen was essentially sidelined
yesterday at another event, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s Climate
Change Summit in New York. There, along with Chinese leader Hu Jintao, U.S.
President Barack Obama more or less shuffled climate control policy off into
the great dreamscape of unattainable plans and long range objectives. The
world may be safe for another day.
US-EU Rift Clouds Climate Summit.
September 22, 2009. A growing rift between the US and Europe is
overshadowing Tuesday’s United Nations climate change summit in New York,
further damping hopes for a breakthrough at the
Copenhagen talks in
December. The EU is blaming lack of action in the US Senate because of the
focus on healthcare. The world is saved for another day.
Earth Approaching Sunspot Records.
September 21, 2009. There is a feeling from some in the scientific community
the Earth may be entering into a grand minimum, which is an extended period
with low numbers of sunspots that creates cooler temperatures. The year
without a summer, which was 1816, was during a grand minimum in 1800 to 1830
when Europe became cooler. Another grand minimum was in 1903 to 1913. Expect
a colder winter this year.
Obama to Shift Focus to Climate Change.
Los Angeles Times,
September 21, 2009. After months of almost single-minded focus on
healthcare, President Obama is about to shift the White House spotlight to
global warming -- first with a speech to the United Nations in New York on
Tuesday, then later in the week at the G-20 economic conference in
Pause in Arctic's Melting Trend.
BBC News, September 17, 2009. The minimum arctic extent in 2009 was larger
than either 2007 (the record ice retreat) or 2008. This shows a continuation
of the recovery for the summer ice cap extent started in 2008. Although the
article proclaims the melt-back will resume, it is very doubtful since the
earth is now fully entrenched in a cooling cycle starting at the turn of the
Treasury Department: Cap and Trade Will Yield Hundreds
of Billions in Tax Revenues.
Washington Times, September 15,
2009. Internal memos reveal that officials at the Treasury Department think
cap-and-trade legislation would cost taxpayers $100 to $200 billion in taxes
annually, while the public doesn't even know it is a tax. These memos reveal
the duplicity of what is said publicly and what the government actually
thinks will happen. The government claims it will only cost about a $100 per
family per year while Treasuring figures it is over $2000 per family per
The Role of the Sun
Several major scientific articles have come out in the past few days
describing the importance of the sun in earth's climate. In total they
further reinforce the sun/earth's climate relationship.
When the Sun Goes Quiet Earth Shivers.
The Sydney Morning
Herald, September 13, 2009. The number of sunspots - dark and intensely
magnetic blotches on the sun's surface - are at their lowest since 1913.
During the past millennium, whenever the sun experienced long periods of low
sunspot numbers, Earth had equally long, cold snaps.
failures, famine and pestilence follows.
Svensmark: Global Warming Stopped and a Cooling is
September 12, 2009. “It is likely that the current year’s number of blank
days will be the longest in about 100 years.” Everything indicates that the
Sun is going into some kind of hibernation, and the obvious question is what
significance that has for us on Earth." No climate model has predicted this.
Sevensmark is the Danish Physicist who discovered the cosmic ray/solar wind
relationship. Well worth reading.
The Global Food Crisis Revisited.
MarketOracle.co.uk, September 12, 2009. Historical trends in the Midwest
indicate a severe drought occurs every 20 years or so (tree rings indicate
this cycle has persisted for 600 years) – and it has been roughly 20 years
since the last major drought. Some meteorologist also suggest a correlation
between the sunspot cycle, the sun’s energy that reaches the earth, and long
term weather trends – claiming the lack of sunspots can cause global
Atmospheric Solar Heat Amplifier Discovered.
The Resilient Earth, September 11, 2009.
"For decades, the supporters of CO2
driven global warming have discounted changes in solar irradiance as far too
small to cause significant climate change.... A new study in Science
demonstrates how two previously known mechanisms acting together amplify the
Sun's impact in an unsuspected way."
Scientists Discover Surprise in Earth's
UCLA News, September 9, 2009. "UCLA atmospheric scientists have discovered a
previously unknown basic mode of energy transfer from the solar wind to the
Are sunspots Disappearing?
Astrobiology Magazine, September 8, 2009. "Solar activity can have a
profound effect on the Earth's climate and biosphere. For instance, some
studies indicate that sunspot activity could be linked to
weather patterns on Earth. Understanding
the behavior of the sun can help scientists determine what effects the solar
cycle will have on
Earth in the years to come"
The War Between Developed and
Undeveloped Nations Heating Up
Europe Tamps Down Expectations on Climate Funds.
Times, September 10, 2009. The EU says it will not give financial support to
Third world Nations Unless they commit to serious CO2 reductions. On the
other hand, many of them said they would not hurt their economies. Right
now, it is a standoff.
Sarkozy Calls for Carbon Tax on Imports.
Financial Times, September 10, 2009. Nicolas Sarkozy, the French President,
vows to impose severe taxes (tariffs) on imports from countries that do not
have valid climate legislations.
US Warns Climate Funding for Poor Nations "Wildly
Reuters, September 10, 2009.
The US says funding for poor nations is "wildly unrealistic". At the same
time the US delegation is saying the US must pass climate legislation this
fall, even in the face of economic suicide if China and India do not join a
India May Need $1 Trillion to Slow Emissions.
September 10, 2009. India may need to spend up to 1.1 trillion over the next
20 years to slow emissions of CO2; something it will not do.
many other articles like this. The Copenhagen meeting, once billed as the
most important in the history of the world, will be a failure. The First
World Nations are developing the message that is the Third World Nations
fault; while the Third World Nations are going to be accusing the First
World Nations. Everyone goes home guiltless, and since nothing will happen,
the world is saved once again.
A Different Take on Global Warming.
SeacoastOnline.com, September 8, 2009. More and more "experts" are now
refuting the man-caused warming theory. "No
amount of "carbon management" and associated "green" efforts will stop the
Arctic ice from melting." So why are we about to pass legislation that will
cost the US trillions of dollars and each family up to $5,000 a year by
Global Warming Theory Received Coolly.
September 7, 2009. Researcher claims the Danish cosmic radiation/solar
activity/temperature theory is correct. Cosmic radiation causes ionization
in the lower earth's atmosphere, which in turn causes more low cloud
formation, more solar reflection (albedo), and cooling oceans. An active sun
produces solar winds which dampen the cosmic rays, hence less cloud
formation and more solar radiation warming the oceans. Thirty-four years
later the ocean currents shift (The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and
the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO)) and the earth's climate shifts.
The PDO/AMO effect on earth's climate is highly correlated. Trouble is,
almost no research money is put into this research while billions goes into
CO2 research, which admittedly has a very poor correlation to climate. Of
course, CO2 research scientists loudly criticize this research.
Africa Threatens Copenhagen Walkout Over Climate
Nation, September 3, 2009. Africa has drawn a line in the sand; pay $400
billion annually or they walk out of the Copenhagen talks. Of course, the
developed nations will refuse (or had better refuse), which will gut the
talks resulting in hot air and meaningless commitments. The world is saved
Poor Nations need 'Wartime' Support Against Climate
Change Says UN.
September 1, 2009. The UN claims developed nations (i.e. the US) must give
$600 billion a year to developing nations to cover their costs of curbing
China's High Price for Cuts in Emissions.
Financial Times, September 3,
2009. China claims that it will cost $438 billion a year to curb CO2
These two articles set the playing field
for the upcoming Copenhagen agreements in December. These statements are
obviously grandstanding, but according to independent analyses, not by much.
Meanwhile, the US has its head in the clouds and claims that it will not
cost US citizens more than a hundred dollars a year per family. That doesn't
even pass the smell test. Independent analyses clearly show that it will
cost $4000 to $5000 per family by 2030. That's trillions of dollars for the
entire country. As long as the US and Europe continue to claim global
warming is a global disaster, economic ruin awaits everyone, further
antagonizing the developing nations. It is time to tell the US Senate man is
NOT causing global warming and to NOT PASS THE CAP AND TRADE LEGISLATION.
Oil Refiners: Cap and Trade will Cost.
Philadelphia Enquirer, August 27, 2009. The American Petroleum Institute
released a study that clearly showed that refinery output would decline by
17 percent with the House cap and trade bill by 2030 -- further increasing
oil imports and our dependence on foreign oil. Although the refinery
industry only emits 4 percent of the CO2 emissions, the legislation holds
them responsible for 44 percent of the nation's emissions. This type of
political gamesmanship is also common in Europe and shows how the entire
process is corrupted. Friends get a pass
that is born by those not favored.
Carbon Baron Gore.
August 26, 2009. Al Gore has pushed hard to force global warming legislation
down our throats. Why? Because global warming hysteria has been profitable
for him. Very profitable. His net worth has gone from $2 million to well
over $100 million in the 9 years since leaving politics. Many expect him to
become a billionaire if the cap and trade legislation is passed into law
through a number of investments that depend on that legislation being
passed. What has this to do with saving the planet? Nothing. It's all about
money. That's true with just about everyone promoting cap and trade
Could Australia Blow Apart the Great Global Warming
Real Clear Politics, June 24,
2009. This is a bit old, but it explains the dynamics of the complete
reversal of climate thinking that led to the defeat of Australia's cap and
trade bill in the Australian Senate. We are seeing evidence the same thing
is happening in the United States and is the main reason we have created the
website and YouTube videos. This article is well worth the read.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Seeks Trial on Global
Los Angeles Times, August 25,
2009. In an unique effort to publicly expose the man-caused global warming
theory is a fraud, the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
is considering suing the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) if it declares CO2 a pollutant
that threatens humans. The threat from EPA could come as a result of its
proposed ruling last April which would require the EPA to regulate CO2
emissions from small business up. It would be far worse than the U.S. House
of Representatives cap and trade legislation passed last June. If the
Chamber can do it, they will win hands down because the overwhelming
scientific evidence is that man cannot be causing global warming. The EPA
says the lawsuit would be "frivolous" and a "waste of time."
EPA's Greenhouse Gas Ruling Defies Economic Warming.
Angeles Times, May 13, 2009. As the EPA's ruling of endangerment by CO2
readies for public release, other federal agencies warn the ruling was
"likely to have serious economic consequences" for small businesses and the
economy. That is an understatement. The ruling would affect almost every
product and activity by humans in the United States. In spite of the
overwhelming evidence that man cannot be causing global warming, the EPA's
proposed ruling concludes that the evidence in support of its finding was
"compelling and, indeed, overwhelming..."
Africa Wants $67 Billion a Year in Global Warming
Reuters August 24, 2008. Africa will demand $67 billion a year from the US
and Europe to sign on to the Copenhagen agreement in December. While the
demand is down from the $100 billion before, it still represents a huge
amount. Obama has said in his campaign that he supports such payoffs.
However, it is doubtful it will ever happen.
Drop in World Temperatures Fuels Global Warming Debate.
McClatchy News, August 19, 2009. Global temperatures have dropped by 0.6
degrees Fahrenheit since they peaked in 1998 fueling the skeptics belief
that natural variability causes climate change. However, very few
scientists, including the skeptics, believe the cooling to be long lasting.
Most believe it may last another decade or two, and then the warming will
resume. Why? Because the solar/ocean oscillations will reverse themselves
again and the general warming since the Little Ice Age ending in 1850 will
resume. The July warming caused by the formation of El Nino is an example of
how powerful these natural forces are.
Australian Senate Votes Cap and Trade Legislation Down.
ABC News, August 13, 2009. As Expected, the Australian Senate voted down a
cap and trade scheme similar to that being proposed in the US. The "shoe-in"
legislation was suddenly reversed last June when a key Australian Senator
attended an international conference sponsored by the Heartland Institute
and cosponsored by Sovereignty International that the overwhelming evidence
showed that man was not responsible for global warming.
Greenpeace's Director Busted for Lying About Global
Business Insider Greensheet,
August 21, 2009. Greenpeace's executive director, Gerd Leipold, was busted
by the BBC's Stephen Sackur for lying about the effects of global warming.
He claimed that the arctic icecaps would melt by 2030. He now admits that
claim is false, it is now growing again, but claimed Greenpeace has to
"emotionalize issues, and we're not ashamed" of it. That's the same thing
Dr. Stephen Snyder said a number of years ago that scientists must do to
make people believe their alarmist message. That's why we are now building
policy around lies. Finally, the BBC called a spade a spade.
It's Time to Drop the Alarmism and Get Real About
Whig Standard Opinion. August
17, 2009. "Success" in Copenhagen won't be defined by lowering
greenhouse-gas emissions. It will be defined by whether the developed world
-- including Canada -- bribes the developing world -- led by China and India
-- with sufficient billions of our money, to purportedly reduce its
greenhouse-gas emissions emissions, so that participants emerge declaring
that a deal to "save the planet" has been reached. But it won't lower
emissions. All it will do is make the world safer for hedge fund managers
and energy companies as they rake in undeserved profits in the global "cap
and trade" market about to be unleashed on us all.
The Crisis of Germany’s Green Energy Policy.
Zeit Online, August 13,
Germany has installed €40 billion ($56
billion) worth of solar panels. Yet, that has produced less than 1 percent
of their energy consumption needs. By 2013 the cost will grow to €77 billion
($108 billion)! The inefficiency of this program should be a warning to the
United States. Germany's population is 83 billion while that of the
U.S. is 307 million, or 3.7 times greater. Since the U.S. cap and trade
legislation mandates that a minimum of 15 percent of our electricity be
renewable by 2015 from the 4.2 percent today, and solar accounts for less
than 1 percent, or a total of 4 percent by 2015. Germany spent $108 billion
achieving 0.3 percent for only 83 million people. To achieve 4 percent by
2015 for a population of 307 million would cost $1.6 trillion
-- and that does not include the cost of wind power! All analyses have
projected a much lower cost, but Germany's actual cost suggests these
projections are too low.
Bonn Climate Talks 'augur badly' for Copenhagen
EurActiv.com, August 18, 2009. In December of this year there will be a
major meeting in Copenhagen to hammer out a new treaty to replace the failed
and expiring Kyoto Protocol. The August 10-14 meeting in Bonn, Germany to
write this new treaty met with resistance and very little progress was made.
China and India, which will be the largest emitters of CO2 in the future
still refuse to sign this new treaty. In total, it is very doubtful that a
new treaty will be forthcoming at the Copenhagen Summit -- and the entire
world will be much better off because of its failure!
EU R&D Efforts Hampered by
31, 2009. One of the driving forces behind the environmental movement is
pantheism, or the belief that nature is god and must be protected at all
costs. In such a belief system, human needs are of secondary importance.
This belief is entrenched in both the U.S. and Europe, but much more
widespread in Europe. Central to this belief is the Precautionary Principle
which states that humans must not do anything that might cause damage
to the environment. Therefore, all possible negative consequences must first
be researched and found innocent before any product or technology can be
introduced. Since it is impossible to prove that a negative will never
happen, progress slowly grinds to a halt. The entire global warming
hypothesis is based on this. This philosophy is now causing serious harm to
Europe. Nonetheless, politicians love it because it gives them something to
Climate Change Measure Should Be Set Aside, U.S.
Bloomberg, August 14, 2009. Four
Democrats in the U.S. Senate say that the cap and trade legislation should
be delayed for a year because of all the other legislation that has been
passed or is being considered. In other words, it is too much and the people
are starting to rebel. While Senator Reed is still likely to bring it to the
floor this year, more and more Senators are realizing that it is likely to
cause a backlash among their constituencies. Especially when there is no
science to back up the need for the legislation.
Global Warming Alarmists 'Lost' Data and Skew Results.
Examiner.com, August 13, 2009. The British Agency that holds and analyzes
all the ground temperature stations in the world has only allowed access to
their data by scientists who support the man-caused warming hypothesis.
Those scientists who disagree have never been allowed to have the raw data.
After several key scientists requested the raw data using Freedom Of
Information Request, the agency suddenly claimed that the data was 'lost,'
and the only data that was available was 'messaged' data. This stinks no
matter what the truth really is. It gives every indication that the data has
been messaged to provide a pre-determined outcome. This is just another of a
rapidly growing list of suspected data manipulation cases where in studies
that seems to support man-caused warming.
Desperation Time: NYT Promotes 'National Security'
NYT, August 9, 2009. In an apparent desperate
attempt to keep the man-caused global warming fear alive the New York Times
and warming alarmists are now trying to make stopping global warming a
national security issue. The overwhelming peer-reviewed science, an
increasingly vocal backlash from the scientific community (including many
IPCC scientists), and cooling global temperatures is causing the entire
man-caused global warming theory to collapse.
The heart of the “national
security” argument is merely a redux of the 1970's laughable scares about
famines and resource scarcity.
Scientists Mull Quiet '09 Hurricane Season.
Metro International, August 10,
2009. Here’s an
inconvenient truth: This year’s hurricane season has gotten off to the
slowest start in 17 years. And yet global warming alarmists continue to ring
their doomsday sirens. It is ironic that while the alarmists are saying that
one year (2009) does not mean that there will be more and stronger
hurricanes, the same alarmists claimed that the active year of 2005 was
proof that man-caused global warming causes more and stronger hurricanes.
There is near unanimous agreement with real hurricane scientists that there
is no correlation between global warming and hurricanes.
Peer-Reviewed Study Rocks Climate Debate!
Climate Depot, July 29, 2009. This
research study adds even more strong evidence that man cannot be causing
global warming. Various studies have shown that the sun, the Pacific Decadal
Oscillation (PDO), the Atlantic Pacific Multi-decadal Oscillation and now
the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) individually account for 70 to 80
percent of the earth's climate variability while CO2 accounts for only 44
percent. (These oscillations are massive changes in the ocean surface
temperatures; like El Nino except bigger and longer in duration).
Preliminary work combining the various oscillations push the correlation to
nearly 90 percent).
to discredit this research have failed.
Consensus' Takes Another Hit! More than 60 German
Scientists Dissent Over Global Warming Claims!
Climate Depot, August 4, 2009.
than 60 prominent German scientists have publicly declared their dissent
from man-made global warming fears in an Open Letter to German Chancellor
Angela Merkel. The more than 60 signers of the letter include several United
Nations IPCC scientists. They called the fear of global warming a 'pseudo'
religion and want Chancellor Merkel to stop the implementation of harsh
regulations that are hurting the German economy.
Global Warming and the Poor.
Wall Street Journal, 8-4-09.
Between India and China there are nearly 1.3 billion people who live on less
than $2 a day. There is no hope for them if these nations cannot increase
their use of energy. Hence, both nations refuse to sign on to a global
warming protocol that will stop them from providing that energy to their
poor. The same is true for other impoverished nations as well. It is
ludicrous to think they would further impoverish their people by signing
onto a climate policy developed by the first world.
Ocean Temperatures: The New Bluff in Climate Alarmism.
Science & Public Policy Institute,
7-21-09. The report summarizes hard research on how earth's air and ocean
temperatures have fallen during the twenty-first century, when the climate
alarmists are claiming just the opposite. The Summary for Policymakers tells
volumes for a quick read, but the entire report is worth it for those who
want to get into the nitty-gritty.
Climate Fixers' Hard Sell.
Washington Post, 7-23-09. George
Will defines the absurdity of all the machinations to pass a climate treaty
in the face of undeniable evidence that man cannot be causing global
warming. The Chinese and Indians have figured it out and refuse to sacrifice
their economies on the alter of global warming.
Is the Sun Missing It's Spots?
New York Times, 7-20-09. Solar cycle 24 seems to be sputtering into life. It
was supposed to happen in mid-2007, but has been extremely quiet. Solar
scientists now believe the entire cycle will be quite long (12-13 years) and
well below normal activity, the quietest since the 1920s. There has been a
reasonably good correlation since the 1700s that shows a long, quiet solar
cycle is accompanied by a cooling earth because more cloud-forming cosmic
rays can reach the earth's surface. Solar winds from an active sun block the
cosmic rays, hence fewer clouds and a warming earth.
Solar Cycle Affecting Global Climate, Say scientists.
Domain-b.com, 7-16-09. Another
research study has found a cause and effect between solar activity and
earth's climate. The effect is something like an El Nino event.
The Earth Is Cooling.
Nashua Telegraph, 7-18-09. Since
2007 record low temperatures, record high and early snowfalls, and snowfalls
occurring where it hasn't been seen for 50 years or more are blowing holes
in the man-caused global warming theory. The earth has cooled by over a half
of a degree since Al Gore's Inconvenient truth was released. So why are we
hell-bent-for-leather to pass an $864 billion cap and trade bill?
Why Poor Countries Won't Curb Emissions.
Poor countries like India use 15 times less energy that the average US
citizen. Increasing per capita use of energy (i.e. carbon emissions) is the
only way these nations can raise their per capita standard of living
from squalor to what we in the US would consider poor. It is therefore a no
brainer that they would refuse to sign on to something that would keep them
in abject poverty.
Scientists Can Explain Only Half of Global Warming.
The Hindu. 7-15-09.
appears to be something fundamentally wrong with the way temperature and
carbon are linked in climate models," so claims a new peer-reviewed study.
The study explodes Al Gore's depiction of CO2 controlling past temperature,
and throws into serious doubt the role CO2 played in the twentieth century.
The rise of the carbon oligarchs.
7-12-09. As the globe cools, Washington heats up by passing cap and trade
the opens the door wide open to corruption with those with friends in high
places get special treatment and those that don't find themselves out of
Senate Won't Bow to Global Warming Propagandists,
Portland Examiner. 7-11-09. In a growing
backlash within the media, more and more news outlets are seeing the science
of man-caused global warming for what it is--a fraud--and cap and trade is a
fast track to serfdom. They are also hoping that the Senate will not be so
easy to fool as was the House.
Cap and Trade - Illusion of New Green Economy.
Right Side News. 7-12-09. Dr. Spencer is one of only a few leading climate
scientists in the world. He has been the driving force behind the global
microwave satellite system. He provides a very good insight into the folly
of cap and trade using phantom green technology. Worth the read.
UN IPCC Scientists Say Global Warming Big Deception.
Right Side News. 7-10-09. A dozen internationally respected scientists tell
us why CO2 is not a pollutant, is absolutely necessary for life on earth and
that it is not responsible for global warming.
G8 Stalemate Shows It's Time for Climate Cool-down.
Financial Post. 7-10-09. All the flowery
congratulations of setting carbon goals at the G8 are meaningless. There is
wide disagreement even between first world nations on what should be done
and when it should be done. But China, India and now Russia are adamantly
dead set against any carbon reductions which makes anything the first world
nations do meaningless.
All Sides Need Voices in Global Warming Debate.
Detroit News. 7-10-09. This is not news, but an excellent
column about how the truth about global warming is being deliberately shut
out. He notes, for instance, how the EPA covered up an internal report
detailing how man cannot be causing global warming, and that the 2008 global
temperature was the same as that in 1910 and that we are in global cooling,
not global warming.
House Bill Introduced Denying Funding For IPCC.
Press Release 7-8-09. Although the Democrats will certainly squash the
effort, Representative Luetkemeyer (R-MO) introduced legislation to cut off
funding for the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change because of
the politicization of science to arrive at a predetermined conclusion. He
noted over 700 leading international scientists have now abandoned the
man-caused theory compared to 56 scientists who wrote the IPCC's 2007
Russia Rejects G8 Emissions Cut Target.
Rianovosti. 8-9-09. Russia
flat-out rejected the G8's recommendation for carbon emission cuts. The
rejection by Russia, along with the rejection by China, India, and many
other developing nations, appears to be a coordinated effort to undercut
President Obama's glowing proclamation of success. Obama chaired the session
and had a lot of his prestige on the line.
G-8 and Developing Nations Differ Over Emissions Cuts.
Wall Street Journal. 7-8-09. As expected, the Group of Eight, meeting in
Italy, trumpeted an agreement to reduce CO2 emissions by 80 percent by 2050.
However, it is meaningless because they did not set intermediate goals nor
did they agree on how to much money to give to developing nations.
Without tackling these issues, the agreement is nothing more than hot air.
Senator's Testimony Insists Nuclear Energy is Only
The Chattanoogan. 7-7-09. Senator Lamar
Alexander told administration officials the only cost effective way to
reduce our carbon emissions is to build nuclear power plants, not costly and
inefficient wind and solar farms. Note: France has produced 80 percent of
its electricity by nuclear for decades without any problems; environmental
or human health.
Green-industrial complex gets rich from carbon laws.
The Australian, 7-3-09. *Outstanding Article.
There is a very dangerous green public-private partnership developing
between international companies, governments, eco-groups and powerful
individuals like Gore, who profit tremendously at a terrible cost to the
Due Diligence on Australia's Environmental Minister
Wong's answer to Senator Fielding's challenge on global warming.
July 3, 2009. Just as Congress
passed HR 2454 cap and trade legislation, we
reported that Australia was canning their legislation.
Australia's Senator Fielding asked Environment Minister Wong to justify the
need for their draconian cap and trade legislation. Wong replied with the
discredited IPCC dogma, and four of Australia's leading climate scientists
took Wong's response apart. exposing the IPCC's science for the fraud it is.
For all practical purposes, cap and trade in Australia is dead.
China blasts US climate bill enabling penalties on
Space Daily 7-2-09. China has long opposed a new climate treaty which would
harm their growing economy. China has set up impossible conditions for the
US to meet before they would even consider a new treaty, believing that the
US could never implement them. That would allow them to save face by not
having to bluntly say no to the world community. However, now that Congress
has passed HR 2454 cap and trade legislation that mandates that the US
impose a huge tariff on nations not having their own economic suicide
legislation, China's China's bluff has been called and they are not happy.
UN, WTO call for trade shift to halt climate change.
EurActive 7-2-09. The World Trade Organization, which can
impose penalties on nations for imposing tariffs, is strongly leaning
towards allowing tariffs on products coming from countries not having
economy-killing cap and trade , or similar legislation. This will devastate
poverty-stricken third world nations and prevent them from ever getting out
of poverty. It is called Economic Imperialism.
Stop scaring kids about global warming
Detroit News 7-1-09. Bjorn Lomborg, whose book the
Skeptical Environmentalist, rocked the environmental world by exposing
the pseudoscience behind most environmental scare stories, makes the case
against scaring young kids. Although Lomborg still believes in man-caused
global warming, he warns that fully 1/3 of all pre-teenagers in the US
believe their is no future for them because of global warming. "This is
grossly harmful," he claims.
Global Warming Produced the Inca Empire.
Living Peru, 7-1-09.
A new study has revealed the the Inca civilization, larger than the Ming
Dynasty in China and the Ottoman Empire, was probably precipitated during a
warming period in which global temperatures were about a degree and a half
higher than today. In fact, many studies show that civilizations have
advanced when there is global warming, and die out when there is prolonged
Internationally Known Scientists Write Letter to
President Obama, 'You Have Been Deceived About Global Warming, The Earth Has
Been Cooling for Ten Years. Climate
Depot 7-1-09. Seven highly credentialed scientists wrote a letter to
President Obama highlighting how he is being deceived by false information
about man-caused global warming.
India Rejects Any Greenhouse-Gas Cuts Under New
Bloomberg 6-30-09. China and India have balked at a new
climate treaty expected in December at Copenhagen for months. Now India has
formerly rejected it. Look for more third world nations to follow suit. Such
a treaty would condemn these nations to perpetual poverty.
Obama Wary of Tariff Provision.
Wall Street Journal.
In a last minute inclusion, House democratic leaders inserted a provision
for heavy tariffs to be imposed on products imported from countries not
having their own cap and trade regulations. This was done to level the
playing field and prevent the flood of US industries moving offshore because
of the huge energy costs resulting from H.R. 2454. Many are concerned the
provision will precipitate a trade war.
Carbongate--EPA Suppresses It's Own Report
Contradicting Their Political Position.
Investors Business Daily. The scientific community is abuzz with this
smoking gun that clearly shows the Obama EPA is suppressing evidence that
man is not causing global warming -- written by EPA's own personnel. So much
House Narrowly Passes Climate Bill
Fox News. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the highly
controversial American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 Friday night,
June 26. It represents the biggest tax hike in U.S. history by orders of
magnitude and establishes a bureaucracy that the European experience is
highly corruptible and economically damaging. It still has to go to the
Senate, which should take it up this fall.
H.R. 2454--American Clean Energy and Security Act of
2009, A Summary. GovTrack.us. A summary
of the 1500 page H.R. 2454. Be prepared for a shock.
Australia Abandoning Its Own Cap and Trade Legislation.
Wall Street Journal.
The Australian Senate is voting down the House's cap and trade
legislation because the science is just not there. There is also a growing
backlash in Europe where cap and trade legislation is severely hurting
Green Jobs a Cost, Not Benefit, to the National
Economy Study done by the
Beacon Hill Institute, Boston. The study found major economic flaws in all
the glowing projections of the benefits of creating green jobs. The study
revealed that, in fact, creating green jobs will actually destroy far more
existing jobs -- something that Europe and especially Spain are actually
Carbon Dioxide, Infrared Radiation and the Forgotten
Hawaii Reporter. This article provides one of
the best explanations of why increasing atmospheric CO2 cannot physically
cause more warming of the earth. In short, the long-wave irradiative bands
at which CO2 absorbs radiation is already saturated. Therefore adding more
CO2 cannot trap more heat any more than an overflowing sink cannot hold any
Crops under stress as temperatures fall.
London Telegraph. The extremely
cold winters and springs the past two seasons have resulted in major crop
failures and a global food crisis. Rather than global warming causing super
storms and crop loses, as we are commonly told, it is global cooling that we
need to worry about. As referenced in the DVD, massive famine was common
during the Little Ice Age in the 1700-1800s in Europe. The same seems to be
happening now that we are in a global cooling (not warming) cycle.
Big Oil Is Biggest Investor in Greenhouse Gas-Curbing
New York Times. Big oil and utilities
invested six and a half times more in research than did the federal
government between 2000 and 2008. This is opposite what most people believe.
China doesn't give a stuff about global warming
London Telegraph Blog. Blogger
details why China is stringing along Europe and the US on a new Copenhagen
Climate agreement to replace the failed Kyoto Protocol. They have no
intention of supporting any agreement and would like to bankrupt the Western
Nations for their stupidity. That is exactly what the Chinese delegation
told me personally in private at COP 5 many years ago. MS Coffman, Ph.D.
Carbon Pollution Expected to Grow by 40 Percent.
An analysis by the federal Energy Information Administration claims that
global carbon emissions will increase by 40 percent 2030; 94 percent of this
will come from the expanding economies of the developing nations. Of the 94
percent, two-thirds will be from China India, Russia and Brazil.
China Pans US Over Climate Demands.
Prior to meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi China demands the US
do much more to reduce emissions before China will sign on to any new
agreement in Copenhagen this December. They were especially hard on
President Obama calling his pledges "insufficient
insufficient and his demands for developing countries
are unrealistic." China wants the US
to slash emissions by 40% by 2020 and give developing nations 1% ($150,000)
a year, something the US cannot do. This rhetoric may be a negotiating tool,
or it may be a way for China to save face while sabotaging the new climate
China Gets Tough on Climate Change Talks.
Financial Times. China demands that rich countries (i.e. the US) reduce CO2
emissions by 40 % by 2020 and give 3rd World nations the equivalent of $150
billion per year to help them implement climate goals. Both are impossible.
China is doing this so the failure of Copenhagen in December of 2009 is
blamed on the US and not China.
The Missing Sunspots: Is This the Big Chill?
The Independent. The sun has been
amazingly quiet for nearly three years now – more quiet than in the
collective memory of any scientist living today. Previous quiet periods have
been accompanied by a cooling, even cold, climate leading a rapidly
increasing number of scientists to abandon the CO2 man-caused warming theory
and predict we are entering a new cooling cycle.
Wind power is a complete disaster
Financial Post. In nations like
Denmark and Germany that have led the way in tapping wind power to reduce
carbon emissions have found it is extremely expensive and may be actually
causing more carbon emissions than fossil fuels.
Computer Climate Models may be Using Wrong Ocean
Circulation Assumptions. Drifting deep ocean
temperature sensors have shown that the long held assumption of the Atlantic
Conveyor Belt -- used in all climate models -- is not correct, introducing
yet another error in climate models.
Senate blow to climate change laws
Financial Times. Nearly two dozen democrats undermined Congressional
leadership's efforts to ram through Obama's cap and trade legislation
Founder of Weather Channel Testimony in Congress.
Dr. John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, testified before Congress
that man is not causing global warming.
Chill winds take heat off global warming
London Times is finally printing stories that man-caused
warming may not be happening after all.
U.N. Con on Global Warming Nearly Foiled
Americans beginning to realize that the UN's global warming agenda is false.
scientists sign petition claiming that that there is no scientific
justification for man causing global warming
of these signers are Ph.D.s, showing claim that there is scientific
consensus is blatantly false!
Robinson, Noah E. Robinson, and Willie Soon. A summary of
the state of science clearly showing global warming has been the result of
natural processes, not man emitted carbon dioxide.
Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
The Global Warming Fraud
Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth
One sided, Misleading, Exaggerated, Speculative, Wrong
Marlo Lewis, Jr. summarizes the errors and distortions of
Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.
Misleading Reports about Antarctica
Meteorologist Joe D'Aleo explains the false impression the media provide
suggesting shrinking sea ice around Antarctica when in fact the sea ice
extent is reaching record levels.