November 23, 2009

Almost TKO'd on the Verge of "Hopehangen," Climate Cultists Fight Back

You know what is really bad for the environment? The amount of bovine methane produced in this laughably false bit of fear mongering from Associated Press "science writer" Seth Borenstein:

Since the 1997 international accord to fight global warming, climate change has worsened and accelerated _ beyond some of the grimmest of warnings made back then.

As the world has talked for a dozen years about what to do next, new ship passages opened through the once frozen summer sea ice of the Arctic. In Greenland and Antarctica, ice sheets have lost trillions of tons of ice. Mountain glaciers in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa are shrinking faster than before.

And it's not just the frozen parts of the world that have felt the heat in the dozen years leading up to next month's climate summit in Copenhagen:

_The world's oceans have risen by about an inch and a half.

_Droughts and wildfires have turned more severe worldwide, from the U.S. West to Australia to the Sahel desert of North Africa.

_Species now in trouble because of changing climate include, not just the lumbering polar bear which has become a symbol of global warming, but also fragile butterflies, colorful frogs and entire stands of North American pine forests.

_Temperatures over the past 12 years are 0.4 of a degree warmer than the dozen years leading up to 1997.

Even the gloomiest climate models back in the 1990s didn't forecast results quite this bad so fast

Nice try, zealot, but the simple fact of the matter is that the junk science driving this hysteria has been revealed as the most massive hoax against the citizens of the world in human history.

Polar bears aren't in decline; they are growing in number and may need to be hunted. Far from sea level rising to overwash the Maldives, the islands are either rising, or sea level is falling.

And then there is the "inconvenient truth" that global temperatures are not rising in any way that can be attributed to the actions of man as Borenstein tries to claim.

The fetishists have invested billions in this bid to establish greater control over the citizens of the world, promoting junk science as a mask for an ideological totalitarianism.

It must be frustrating to watch their plot come so close to fruition, only to be dashed by the revelation of their own scheming.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 23, 2009 10:34 AM

It's not all nonsense. For example, warmer temperatures and milder winters really are wreaking havoc in the forests of British Columbia. Severe winters tend to kill off bark-beetles, which burrow into and ultimately kill pine trees. Mild winters mean more bark-beetles are surviving, which in turn means a lot more dead and dying trees.

Posted by: wolfwalker at November 23, 2009 11:24 AM

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ You haven't been following this lately, have you?

Posted by: MANstreammedia at November 23, 2009 11:27 AM

Meanwhile, wolfwalker, here my part of the Southeast US, we're looking at one of the coolest years on record.

Or is the BC warmness "climate" while here it's "weather"?

Posted by: Dr. Horrible at November 23, 2009 12:46 PM

The big scientific journals, Nature and Science, have bought into CO2 caused warming to such an extent that they have virtually staked their reputations on it. Any contradictory data will never be published by them. The cost would be too high for the editors and the publishers since its very publication would be an admission of controversy. Global warming by CO2 has become as real as Einstein's theories to them. Glitchs, like the last 10 years of no temp change at all, are only problems with the math of modeling as far as they are concerned. The amount of grant money pouring into this field and the reputations on the line for so many in the scientific community will make this theory a "reality" for decades. It is already being taught in schools as casual fact.

Posted by: mytralman at November 23, 2009 01:24 PM

Mytralams right, when i was in middle school we had to watch An Incovenient Truth as an example of what we are doing to the Environment.
They're also calling it "climate change" now because its not warming up. Up in Massachusetts it snowed in October but was 60 in November

Posted by: MAModerate at November 23, 2009 04:31 PM

btw, that business about a new ship passage through the Arctic ice? Complete bs. Apparently it was just the first trip of western ships through a passage controlled by Russia. It has been open since 1934 in the summer.

Just like the polar bears. 5,000 of them in 1950, ~25,000 of them now. Now that is an extinction trend.

These folks just cannot stop lying, can they?

Posted by: iconoclast at November 23, 2009 08:20 PM


sorry, wrote http instead of href.

Posted by: iconoclast at November 23, 2009 08:23 PM

Iconoclast please cite for us the first commercial vessels using the Northgwest Passage, and NO that does not include any passages that were forced by icebreakers. The Us Navy knows that things are changing FAST in the Arctic, you sir are an idiot if you do not know this

Posted by: John Ryan at November 26, 2009 01:28 PM