Posts Tagged ‘climate’
The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years.
The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century.
Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.
Read more by David Rose at the Daily Mail
Not only is the Kyoto Protocol technically flawed, the so-called science behind it is utter twaddle. Never mind complicated things like non-linear mathematics or, indeed, mathematics of any sort. The alarmists can’t possibly know how to predict the future of Earth’s climate because they can’t explain its past.
At one point the UN’s famous Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change tried to tell us the climate story was pretty simple. Their infamous “hockey stick” graph showed temperature constant for 1,000 years, then shooting up sharply in the 20th century as Industrial Man started pumping CO2 and other GHGs into the atmosphere. On top of the technical jiggery-pokery, this account brazenly misrepresented the past.
As the IPCC itself admitted in 1990, we’ve long known about a “Medieval Warm Period” starting around 1000 AD followed by a “Little Ice Age” from about 1600 until the mid-19th century. The former explains why the Viking settlement flourished then perished in Greenland. And slower tree growth producing denser wood during the latter may account for the superb resonance of Stradivarius violins. But whatever made the Medieval Warm Period warm, it certainly wasn’t manmade GHGs. Nor did we cause the Little Ice Age.
So ask the warmers with their spuriously precise predictions of a “greenhouse effect” involving floods, famines, hurricanes a’blowin and a bad moon rising: Can you plug in known year 1000 data and have your computer model produce a Medieval War Period then let New Yorkers walk across the ice from Manhatten to Staten Island in 1780 and drop snow on Dickens’ London Christmases? If not, why should anyone believe you can plug in year 2000 data and predict 2215 or 2875?
Read more by John Robson in Toronto Sun
Go to a Wisconsin State Park and ask a naturalist. They will say that back then MILE-THICK glaciers covered this state 15,000 years ago. Not just 6-12 inches of fluffy white stuff. MILE-THICK ICE!
I’m glad that the Native Americans who were here at the time did something to make all of that ice disappear!
By James Delingpole, blogs.telegraph.co.uk, 6/23/2011
Today I am in New York on my publicity tour for Watermelons and as I sat at breakfast this morning, chomping on an Ess-a-bagel and reading Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics I found myself wondering – not for the first time – why it is that liberal-lefties manage to be so utterly wrong about everything.
“Because they’re stupid,” said a libertarian friend of mine.
“Oh come on, not all of them surely? A bit misguided, maybe but…” I protested.
“No really they’re stupid because they’re not interested in facts. They just want to construct their pretty little narrative about the world, regardless of whether or not it has any bearing on reality. And then they want to dump it on us. And ruin our lives. So not just stupid but evil too.”
Well, you know me: what a big-hearted, sensitive, caring, emollient kind of guy I am. I thought these words were harsh, really harsh. But that was before I saw this video.
It features Chris Matthews, . . .