Friday, 25 March 2011

Quote of the Millennium

Over at Whats Up With Watts, I found the following wonderful quote from Australian arch alarmist Tim Flannery:
Just let me finish and say this. If the world as a whole cut all emissions tomorrow the average temperature of the planet is not going to drop in several hundred years, perhaps as much as a thousand years because the system is overburdened with CO2 that has to be absorbed and that only happens slowly.
Reading that quote, any sane person has to ask himself: if it takes up to a thousand years for Earth to cool after our CO2 emissions, what is the bloody point of cutting those emissions? It simply doesn't make sense! It just has to be a scam! As Anthony Watts comments:
Crikey! So much for the “think of the grandchildren” argument used by Dr. James Hansen.

This reminds me of an encounter I had with another Gaia-worshipping tree hugger a while ago. I and some friends had gone to an ancient oak forest near where I live, bringing our chain saws. We wanted to make a really big  bonfire to celebrate Man's Dominion Over Nature Day, and we thought that those oaks would make the perfect fuel. However, after we had felled a few of the oaks, a man came up to us and called out:
"What are you doing? Why are you felling those oaks?"
I responded: "We want to make a bonfire."
He said: "But this forest is protected. You cannot do that!"
I responded: "I don't think that we are doing any harm to those oaks. It is only natural for them to burn."
He cried: "Are you mad? It will take many centuries for oaks like those to grow back again!"
Whereupon I replied: "Centuries? Are you telling me that even if I and my merry friends stopped cutting down oaks right now, it would take many centuries for the forest to grow back?"
He said: "Yes! We would have to plant new oaks to replace those lost, and they grow very slowly."
So I laughed at the poor imbecille: "Why should I stop cutting down these oaks if it doesn't make a difference until after many centuries?"
Whereupon I and my friends continued to fell oaks.

The moron who had harassed us with his idiotic nature-worshipping ramblings apparently felt so humiliated by the crushing intellectual defeat he had suffered that he had phoned the police as a petty act of vengeance, but that's a different story.

Nos ardere quercus

Update: also see Bishops Hill and Steven Goddard. And here is a cartoon by Josh:
And what the heck has felling trees got to do with diminishing forests?

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Earth Hour Terror

On Saturday it is time for the annual Earth Hour, an event where we are supposed to "take a stand against climate change." We are all supposed to turn off our lights for one hour, starting from 8:30 PM.

So what is the purpose with Earth Hour? How is turning off our lights going to stop climate change? The bed-wetting climate alarmists believe that carbon dioxide warms Earth so it must have something do do with reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Have the fools never taken a close look at a light bulb? This is what it looks like:
It has a hermetically sealed cover of glass! Whatever amounts of carbon dioxide is generated by the light bulb stays in the light bulb. It is not going to float out into the atmosphere. Just when you thought that this climate change hysteria couldn't get any sillier this comes along.

But wait a moment. Maybe Earth Hour isn't about turing off your lights to stop climate change. Maybe there is something else behind. Something more sinister...

What happens when you turn off the light? Darkness! And what happens to people in darkness? They are scared. Do you remember when you were a child and went to sleep with your lamp left on? And your parents sneaked inside and turned it off? And you suddenly woke up in the middle of the night and found yourself surrounded by complete and utter darkness? How did you feel? What did you think? You were scared, and you thought about all the horrors that could be hiding in that impenetrable darkness. You thought about monsters and boogeymen and squirrels, and other nameless and unspeakable horrors. And you screamed in terror and you wet your bed, and your parents came and yelled at you because you had wet your bed again. And it took a long time until your heart stopped pounding like mad and you felt safe again.

Yes, that is what darkness represents to humankind. It is the primeval fear and terror. And that is what those behind Earth Hour want you to feel. They want you to feel like when you wake up in the middle of the night and your parents or your wife (now ex) have turned off the light. Because they know that scared people are easier to manipulate and control. Earth Hour is all about psychological warfare.

Don't let them scare you and control your mind: say No to Earth Hour!

Luceat lux vestra

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Ken Ring on CO2

New Zealand space scientist and long-range weather and earth quake forecaster Ken Ring explains that carbon dioxide molecules are heavier than air molecules and fall to the ground.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Rush Limbaugh on Japanese disaster

Rush Limbaugh comments on the irony of a natural disaster striking the eco-friendly recycling Japanese.

Friday, 11 March 2011

On Hiding the Decline and Rebuilding Trust part III (of LXXV): To Serve Mann

By cartoonist Josh, from WUWT
The final nail in the coffin of global warming is nigh! The ultimate truth of the Climategate scandal is revealed. The downfall and disgrace of the Team is finally coming. Teamster Eugene Wahl has spilled the beans.

Mosher at WUWT reports
“Sources confirm that a federal inspector has questioned Eugene Wahl and Wahl has confirmed that Mann asked him to delete emails. Wahl has also informed the inspector that he did delete emails as the result of this request.”
We thank this courageous source, probably the brave Senator Inhofe's office.

“Climategate’s Michael Mann Caught!? Justice to be Served?! Climategate’s Eugene Wahl ‘has confirmed that Mann asked him to delete emails… Wahl did delete emails as the result of this request’”

So the case is clear: Teamster Mann ordered Teamster Wahl to delete emails. Mann was the bloated spider in the center of the web of deceit and deception spun by the Team; the ayatollah behind the Team's reign of climate terror. The emails in questions are reported to be concerned with a clandestine exchange Wahl had with Teamster Briffa, when Briffa asked for Wahl's assistance in corrupting the corrupt IPCC procedures in order to respond to a hockey-stick-related comment from an IPCC reviewer (who actually was our hero Steve McIntyre). The corruption is claimed to consist of Wahl, secretly and most certainly in violation of the corrupted IPCC rules, sending Briffa a paper he co-authored with Teamster Ammann which had not been published at that time, but that is probably just the tip of the non-melting ice-berg. We can only speculate what tricks, decline-hiding, spaghetti cooking and data massaging was going on in that corrupt paper. It is now clear that nothing in the IPCC reports can be trusted. The public is rapidly losing confidence in climate science due to this sordid affair, and justifiably so. This would never have happened of the IPCC had followed my advise to video record all activities of IPCC authors; to log all their computer activities; to record all their communications and conversations; monitor their physiological parameters (temperature, blood pressure, EKG, EEG etc); to regularly test their DNA for mutations; and to make all this information publicly available in real time on the web. I demand that the IPCC complies with my suggestions for the writing of the next report, due in 2035.

The momentous revelation of Mann's involvement has resulted in a grotesque and malicious ad hominem smearing campaign by notorious alarmists like Joe Romm. While it in some sense may be technically correct that Wahl actually didn't say that Mann asked him to delete the emails but only forwarded an email from Briffa, that is immaterial to the case at hand. We know for certain that Mann was master minding a conspiracy to corrupt the IPCC reports. Joe Romm is only trying to attack the messenger in order to divert the attention from Mann's transgressions, in particular not telling the Penn State investigation about the forwarding. Read for yourself if you can stomach it:

A bunch of widely discredited pro-pollution scientist-smearers — Anthony “shout them down” Watts, Chris Horner, Marc Morano, Steve McIntyre — have spun a partially leaked transcript from the IG investigation into a bunch of libelous falsehoods. Sen. Inhofe has now reposted those stories on the Senate EPW website (here). The most plausible theory is that Inhofe himself leaked the information to right-wing fabricators so he could quote those stories (see below).

Outrageous! Although one could argue that Mann didn't explicitly ask Wahl to delete the emails, but instead forwarded an email from Briffa to Wahl, it is clear that Mosher (on Watt's blog), Horner and Morano where justified to report that Mann did ask Wahl to delete the emails. There is nothing libelous in that! On the contrary, Mosher, Horner and Morano are brave and truth-loving and honorable men (who by the way have since made corrections, sort of)! And so is the highly esteemed Senator Inhofe, that beacon of sanity and integrity in the US Senate. Why is Romm so obsessive about whether the information came from Inhofe? The important thing is that the information is true, or at least was in principle (although perhaps not entirely in practice) true at the time it was deliberated. And if some things happened to be "leaked" and some things were not perfectly true - so what? We shouldn't ask for impossible standards of integrity and perfection. Romm and his fellow alarmists must really be getting desperate, but they know that their house of cards is falling down! Therefore, they are burning all their bridges. We will never get any reconciliation and we will never rebuild the public's trust in climate science if people like Romm have their way! Woe, woe, woe! This misery can only be remedied with even more blogging about the hockey-stick and Climate gate.

Yet, it is comforting to see that the public is unimpressed by Romm's fit of rage. Romm's post only got 50 comments, whereas Mosher's WUWT post has received 490 comments when I'm writing this, so it is quite clear who to trust on this matter. I conclude by citing some of the insightful comments to Mosher's piece:
Tastes like pork I am told.
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The house of cards will soon be coming down.
Kudos to all those stalwart individuals that have doggedly pursued this noble cause. I have never made a “charitable” donation that made more sense and gave better results than supporting this and other climate realist organizations.
Well done!
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If Wahl admitted this… wait my brain is trying to understand why there are no criminal proceedings going on right now.
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Nothing will happen. Orthodox Party members never get in trouble. Only heretics and truth-tellers get in trouble.
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Penn State (and Penn State alumni) better realize that they are NOT too big for this cover-up to severely damage their reputation.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

On Hiding the Decline and Rebuilding Trust part II (of LXXV): Where Is Gavin Hiding?

It is more than a week since I posted "On Hiding the Decline and Rebuilding Trust part I (of LXXV)" in an effort to build bridges by addressing the single most important issue in climate science: the hockey stick graph on the 1999 WMO broschure cover. As all my readers can observe, one person was suspiciously absent from the ensuing discussion: Gavin Smith. It is very disappointing: Gavin's absence is definitely not helping to restore the public's trust in science, and it is in no way bringing us any closer to a reconciliation between alarmists and skeptics. It is rather more like a kick on the shin from a petulant child!

Of course Gavin didn't fare well at Climate Etc when he tried to defend the indefensible. And he surely knows that he will have an even harder time at my blog. He knows that no matter what he says we will not believe him. He knows that he will be shouted down and then FOIed down if he dares to show his face here! And he knows that we would advertise his utter defeat and humiliation on sites such as WUWT (and boost our hit count)! So it is not surprise that childish Gavin doesn't dare to discuss with us grown-ups!

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Instead, Gavin prefers to hide at the Team's notorious blog, RealClimate, where critical comments are systematically censored and the authors of the comments can be traced and put on the secret UN black list; where the blog owners can edit comments at will and write fake comments with fake pseudonyms pretending to support them or pretending to be silly and clueless "skeptics"; and where a horde of fanatical trolls launch massive ad-hominem and personal attacks towards anybody daring to question any aspect of their climate pseudo-dogma. It is upsetting that Gavin and his accomplices are spending tax-payers' money to work on their ivory-tower blog, which by the way very few people ever read or comment. RealClimate is also rumored to receive financial support from George Soros, Maurice Strong, the Rome Club, the Bilderberg Group, the Vatican, the Freemasons, the Rosicrucians, third-world kleptocrats, the Russian Mafia, and Margaret Thatcher.

No wonder people rather visit uncensored real science blogs like this one, where we address the real questions! It is here that Joe Six-Pack and his friends come for accurate and reliable information about climate science, and for informed and constructive discussions and balanced and fair commentary. Indeed, Gavin's silence proves once more what an important player in the blogsciencophere "The Climate Scum" has become. We are now so big and well respected that the Team is scared witless! This is the final nail in the coffin of the global warming swindle!

Persquere solum pullum