Yet Another Blow to Global Warming

It has not been a good few months to be a global warming activist/believer.

In 2007, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a much-publicized “report” on global warming. The portion of the report that caused the most headlines was their professional prediction that because of global warming, the Himalayan glaciers would be melted by as soon as the year 2035.

This was bad news, because the Himalayan glaciers provide headwater to Asia’s nine largest rivers. If these glaciers melted, it would result in mass flooding and then mass drought, affecting over 1 billion people. Sound the alarm!

Well, on the heels of the ClimateGate scandal back in November, where ‘scientists’ admitted to fabricating data and ostracizing and marginalizing other scientists who didn’t believe in global warming, the UN group has now gone public and come clean about their scary report.

According to the IPCC themselves, the report was a “mistake” and has been “withdrawn”. Why, you might ask? For the best of reasons: “Because it has no scientific foundation.”

What? You mean global warming proponents used the cover of a scientific report in order to advance an ideological agenda rather than reporting what the science actually said? Noooo… who would have seen that coming?

Turns out that these “scientists” had absolutely no evidence for making such a claim. In fact, the lead author of the report, Murari Lal, now admits that the report was nothing but a political scare tactic: “Lal last night admitted [the scary figure] was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.”

Indeed, other parts of the report are now being called into question as well. For example, a claim that huge portions of the Amazon Rainforest will be wiped out because of global warming has been withdrawn because, again, there is no scientific data to back up the claim.

As the Canadian paper The Globe and Mail recently said on their Opinion Page, we are witnessing “The Great Global Warming Collapse” and “as the science scandals keep coming, the air has gone out of the climate-change movement.”

Yet Another Blow to Global Warming

It has not been a good few months to be a global warming activist/believer.

In 2007, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a much-publicized “report” on global warming. The portion of the report that caused the most headlines was their professional prediction that because of global warming, the Himalayan glaciers would be melted by as soon as the year 2035.

This was bad news, because the Himalayan glaciers provide headwater to Asia’s nine largest rivers. If these glaciers melted, it would result in mass flooding and then mass drought, affecting over 1 billion people. Sound the alarm!

Well, on the heels of the ClimateGate scandal back in November, where ‘scientists’ admitted to fabricating data and ostracizing and marginalizing other scientists who didn’t believe in global warming, the UN group has now gone public and come clean about their scary report.

According to the IPCC themselves, the report was a “mistake” and has been “withdrawn”. Why, you might ask? For the best of reasons: “Because it has no scientific foundation.”

What? You mean global warming proponents used the cover of a scientific report in order to advance an ideological agenda rather than reporting what the science actually said? Noooo… who would have seen that coming?

Turns out that these “scientists” had absolutely no evidence for making such a claim. In fact, the lead author of the report, Murari Lal, now admits that the report was nothing but a political scare tactic: “Lal last night admitted [the scary figure] was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.”

Indeed, other parts of the report are now being called into question as well. For example, a claim that huge portions of the Amazon Rainforest will be wiped out because of global warming has been withdrawn because, again, there is no scientific data to back up the claim.

As the Canadian paper The Globe and Mail recently said on their Opinion Page, we are witnessing “The Great Global Warming Collapse” and “as the science scandals keep coming, the air has gone out of the climate-change movement.”

The “Greatest Scandal in Modern Science”

Man-made global warming is finally dead.

The astonishing, fatal blow to the movement came a couple days ago via a computer hacker who broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit. 1,079 emails between global warming scientists (along with 72 documents) were released to the general public, and they shocked the world.

Spread across the thousand emails, as the Australian Herald Sun put it, was proof of “conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.”

The emails included “scientists” asking one another to destroy data that did not show global warming, to ignore data that showed global cooling, and to refuse to release data disproving their stance.

Perhaps most damning, though, were the emails in which the scientists explained to one another how they were manipulating the data in order to show something that wasn’t really happening, as well as the emails back and forth on how to create a atmosphere that would squeeze out climate change skeptics – showing a concerted effort to label them as kooks so people would discount their opinions.

This is huge.

Several American Congressman have already called for Congressional hearings into what they are calling “Climategate”. The Herald Sun labels this as “one of the greatest scandals in modern science.”

Read it and weep, folks: man-made global warming does not exist. It was made up, fabricated, based on manipulated data and forwarded by a group of “scientists” who pushed out and ignored any dissenting facts presented to them.

Of course, this isn’t stopping the UN from hosting their global Climate Meeting from Dec 7-18 (and Obama from attending the meeting). How embarrassing for them.

It’s time we put this embarrassing period of scientific history behind us. Here are some interesting links about this story:

Warmist Conspiracy Exposed

Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’?

The Washington Times: Hiding Evidence of Global Cooling

Sen. Inhofe to Call for Congressional Hearings Into Climategate

Climategate: How They All Squirmed

The “Greatest Scandal in Modern Science”

Man-made global warming is finally dead.

The astonishing, fatal blow to the movement came a couple days ago via a computer hacker who broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit. 1,079 emails between global warming scientists (along with 72 documents) were released to the general public, and they shocked the world.

Spread across the thousand emails, as the Australian Herald Sun put it, was proof of “conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.”

The emails included “scientists” asking one another to destroy data that did not show global warming, to ignore data that showed global cooling, and to refuse to release data disproving their stance.

Perhaps most damning, though, were the emails in which the scientists explained to one another how they were manipulating the data in order to show something that wasn’t really happening, as well as the emails back and forth on how to create a atmosphere that would squeeze out climate change skeptics – showing a concerted effort to label them as kooks so people would discount their opinions.

This is huge.

Several American Congressman have already called for Congressional hearings into what they are calling “Climategate”. The Herald Sun labels this as “one of the greatest scandals in modern science.”

Read it and weep, folks: man-made global warming does not exist. It was made up, fabricated, based on manipulated data and forwarded by a group of “scientists” who pushed out and ignored any dissenting facts presented to them.

Of course, this isn’t stopping the UN from hosting their global Climate Meeting from Dec 7-18 (and Obama from attending the meeting). How embarrassing for them.

It’s time we put this embarrassing period of scientific history behind us. Here are some interesting links about this story:

Warmist Conspiracy Exposed

Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’?

The Washington Times: Hiding Evidence of Global Cooling

Sen. Inhofe to Call for Congressional Hearings Into Climategate

Climategate: How They All Squirmed

Global Warming Hoax Roundup

Yep, more on global warming. This pseudo-science fad looks to be finally coming to an end… but will somebody please get the memo to Al Gore?

Here’s some of the latest scoops.

The 32,000 Deniers
We’ve already heard about the 100 scientists in NY, the letter signed by over 100 leading climate scientists released last year, and the list of 400 scientists released last December who all question the notion of man-made global warming. Now, feast your eyes on the most impressive list of all…

It’s a project known as the “Oregon Petition“, and it is a list of roughly 32,000 scientists who now deny man-made global warming. (Yes, you read that number correctly.) And it’s not just anybody who could sign the petition — the invitation was offered to the members of American Men and Women of Science, “a who’s who of science” according to the Financial Times. So the question at the beginning of the linked article is an apt one: How many scientists does it take to establish that a consensus does not exist on global warming?

Crap! Call everyone with a big SUV to save us!
The London Telegraph has the scoop with the headline “Global warming may ‘stop’, scientists predict.” In the article, we learn that researchers and scientists are now predicting a drop in global temperatures until 2015 — what they call a “lull” in global warming that will completely negate the rise in global temps that have been “caused by manmade greenhouse gas emissions”. (Not to pick on these scientists and researchers, but how strange is it that the rise in global temperatures is automatically attributed to greenhouse gas emissions, but a predicted cooling period is because of “natural trends” and “natural variations in climate”?)

Then there’s this story that has four different scientists all predicting that “the global warming trend is done, and a cooling trend is about to kick in.”

So dust off those SUV’s, everyone, and kick some more greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere to keep us all warm for the next 7 years!

Holy Regenerating Ice Caps, Batman!
Much angst has been displayed over the loss of the Antarctic icecap in recent years. It is popular to display a picture of the icecap from, say 50 years ago, next to one from today and then decry the awful global warming forces because the icecap is now smaller than it used to be. But don’t let anyone fool you: that icecap is coming back with a vengeance!

In fact, the Antarctic icecap achieved record growth in 2007, according to the University of Illinois! Here’s a neat picture to illustrate what they found (the purple is new icecap growth last year):

Dovetailing with that stuff are new studies released by NASA that declare that global warming never had anything to do with the previously decreasing size of the icecap anyway — that winds were responsible for the change. (Here’s another link to the story.) Here’s the line straight out of the NASA report: “The rapid decline in winter perennial ice the past two years was caused by unusual winds.”

Phew. Glad we don’t have to worry about those polar bears any more.

APS Now Deniers As Well
That’s APS as in the “American Physical Society,” a group of over 50,000 physicists. Prior to last week, the APS held an official position that endorsed the view that man-made global warming exists. In fact, the leadership of the APS had called the evidence for man-made global warming “incontrovertible.” Now, however, they have officially changed their position because “many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming.” In fact, the group is now debating whether or not CO2 emissions will have any significant impact on global climate at all!

Well, the ride was fun while it lasted, Al
Finally, this little quickie for all you Inconvenient Truth fans out there… a judge in Britain has ruled that Al Gore makes at least 11 unsupported or flat out false claims in his movie, and any teacher showing the film in school must inform their students of that fact.

Now the only question remaining is: how long until these folks find the next “crisis” to warn us about?

Global Warming Hoax Roundup

Yep, more on global warming. This pseudo-science fad looks to be finally coming to an end… but will somebody please get the memo to Al Gore?

Here’s some of the latest scoops.

The 32,000 Deniers
We’ve already heard about the 100 scientists in NY, the letter signed by over 100 leading climate scientists released last year, and the list of 400 scientists released last December who all question the notion of man-made global warming. Now, feast your eyes on the most impressive list of all…

It’s a project known as the “Oregon Petition“, and it is a list of roughly 32,000 scientists who now deny man-made global warming. (Yes, you read that number correctly.) And it’s not just anybody who could sign the petition — the invitation was offered to the members of American Men and Women of Science, “a who’s who of science” according to the Financial Times. So the question at the beginning of the linked article is an apt one: How many scientists does it take to establish that a consensus does not exist on global warming?

Crap! Call everyone with a big SUV to save us!
The London Telegraph has the scoop with the headline “Global warming may ‘stop’, scientists predict.” In the article, we learn that researchers and scientists are now predicting a drop in global temperatures until 2015 — what they call a “lull” in global warming that will completely negate the rise in global temps that have been “caused by manmade greenhouse gas emissions”. (Not to pick on these scientists and researchers, but how strange is it that the rise in global temperatures is automatically attributed to greenhouse gas emissions, but a predicted cooling period is because of “natural trends” and “natural variations in climate”?)

Then there’s this story that has four different scientists all predicting that “the global warming trend is done, and a cooling trend is about to kick in.”

So dust off those SUV’s, everyone, and kick some more greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere to keep us all warm for the next 7 years!

Holy Regenerating Ice Caps, Batman!
Much angst has been displayed over the loss of the Antarctic icecap in recent years. It is popular to display a picture of the icecap from, say 50 years ago, next to one from today and then decry the awful global warming forces because the icecap is now smaller than it used to be. But don’t let anyone fool you: that icecap is coming back with a vengeance!

In fact, the Antarctic icecap achieved record growth in 2007, according to the University of Illinois! Here’s a neat picture to illustrate what they found (the purple is new icecap growth last year):

Dovetailing with that stuff are new studies released by NASA that declare that global warming never had anything to do with the previously decreasing size of the icecap anyway — that winds were responsible for the change. (Here’s another link to the story.) Here’s the line straight out of the NASA report: “The rapid decline in winter perennial ice the past two years was caused by unusual winds.”

Phew. Glad we don’t have to worry about those polar bears any more.

APS Now Deniers As Well
That’s APS as in the “American Physical Society,” a group of over 50,000 physicists. Prior to last week, the APS held an official position that endorsed the view that man-made global warming exists. In fact, the leadership of the APS had called the evidence for man-made global warming “incontrovertible.” Now, however, they have officially changed their position because “many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming.” In fact, the group is now debating whether or not CO2 emissions will have any significant impact on global climate at all!

Well, the ride was fun while it lasted, Al
Finally, this little quickie for all you Inconvenient Truth fans out there… a judge in Britain has ruled that Al Gore makes at least 11 unsupported or flat out false claims in his movie, and any teacher showing the film in school must inform their students of that fact.

Now the only question remaining is: how long until these folks find the next “crisis” to warn us about?

“We Will Have to Conclude Global Warming is Over.”

A new article in The Australian adds some more to the growing pile of evidence against global warming, and it is remarkably stark, clear, and to-the-point:

Disconcerting as it may be to true believers in global warming, the average temperature on Earth has remained steady or slowly declined during the past decade, despite the continued increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, and now the global temperature is falling precipitously.

All four agencies that track Earth’s temperature (the Hadley Climate Research Unit in Britain, the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, the Christy group at the University of Alabama, and Remote Sensing Systems Inc in California) report that it cooled by about 0.7C in 2007. This is the fastest temperature change in the instrumental record and it puts us back where we were in 1930. If the temperature does not soon recover, we will have to conclude that global warming is over.

Four separate agencies all confirm not only what we reported here at TWM last month – that global temperatures have been decreasing over the past 7-10 years – but in addition to that, global temperatures dropped a “precipitous” 0.7 degrees Celcius just last year – the largest single year temperature drop in history.

It appears that global warming is slowly becoming the passing fad all the history books surely will remember it as. Any guesses as to what the next big global crisis will be? Or how long Hollywood will keep pumping out global warming themed movies before someone gets them the memo?

“We Will Have to Conclude Global Warming is Over.”

A new article in The Australian adds some more to the growing pile of evidence against global warming, and it is remarkably stark, clear, and to-the-point:

Disconcerting as it may be to true believers in global warming, the average temperature on Earth has remained steady or slowly declined during the past decade, despite the continued increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, and now the global temperature is falling precipitously.

All four agencies that track Earth’s temperature (the Hadley Climate Research Unit in Britain, the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, the Christy group at the University of Alabama, and Remote Sensing Systems Inc in California) report that it cooled by about 0.7C in 2007. This is the fastest temperature change in the instrumental record and it puts us back where we were in 1930. If the temperature does not soon recover, we will have to conclude that global warming is over.

Four separate agencies all confirm not only what we reported here at TWM last month – that global temperatures have been decreasing over the past 7-10 years – but in addition to that, global temperatures dropped a “precipitous” 0.7 degrees Celcius just last year – the largest single year temperature drop in history.

It appears that global warming is slowly becoming the passing fad all the history books surely will remember it as. Any guesses as to what the next big global crisis will be? Or how long Hollywood will keep pumping out global warming themed movies before someone gets them the memo?