Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Recent Papers From SPPI On Global Warming


The following papers represent some of the discussion taking place about global warming, (more specifically the lack thereof), climate change, politics, and economics. There is far more to this subject than meets the eye, or that the mainstream media and their controlling pupetteers in the Obama Administration want anyone to know.

Global Warming Science and Public PolicyGlobal Warming A Debate
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In the April/May 2009 Journal of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London, Paul Maynard and Christopher published an article entitled Let Cool Heads Prevail, expressing grave scientific doubt about the supposed magnitude of the anthropogenic effect on global temperature, and providing substantial evidence from the published data and from the peer-reviewed literature.

Global Warming Science and Public Policy The Climate Torquemada ...
Climate alarmists are growing ever more incendiary in their criticism of people who disagree with them. And these disagreements are not simply about the science, but about the favored policy choices of leftist environmentalists, many of whom have no training in public policy or economics.


Andrew at Popular Technology has taken the time (quite a bit of it) to compile a list of papers that have skeptical views.

In this short clip Gore repeats most of the falsehoods from his movie “An Inconvenient Truth.” What’s amazing is he does this even though many other groups have identified the errors. For example, among scientists Lord Christopher Monckton identified 35 major errors.

Radio interview of Lord Christopher Monckton by Glenn Beck on October 19, 2009


It has been often said that the “science is settled” on the issue of CO2 and climate. LetDr. Howard Hayden puts this claim to rest with a simple one-letter proof that it is false.

A well-accepted aphorism about science, in the context of difference of opinion between two points of view, is “Madam, you are entitled to your own interpretation, but not to your own facts”.
The world stoker of the fires of global warming alarmism, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), cleverly suborns this dictum in two ways, Dr. Robert Carter.

“We are meeting one month before the Climate Change Copenhagen Summit and several weeks before the U.S. Senate hearing regarding the cap-and-trade scheme. For these reasons, today’s meeting can’t be an academic conference, even though the topic still needs academic discussion. There is no consensus – neither in science, nor in economic analysis or politics.” President Vaclav Klaus.

Lord Monckton has warned the public in Europe and the United States that the upcoming Copenhagen Summit in December this year will use global warming hype as a pretext to lay the foundation for a one-world unelected ‘communist-style’ government with enormous powers.

Last week, Yugratna Srivastava, a 13-year-old Indian girl, was hired by the United Nations to present a poem to the world's leaders and the humanity. In the tradition of Nazi and Soviet methods of propaganda, a kid was asked to explain that our world is gonna fry unless everyone buys all the ideology and policies that her propagandistic employers wanted her to disseminate.

Yet another example of the ‘research’ masquerading as science that is used to reinforce the man-made global warming fraud. One of the difficulties the green zealots have had is that Antarctica has been not warming but cooling, with the extent of its ice reaching record levels.

'In recent years, many Americans have had cause to wonder whether decisions made at EPA were guided by science and the law, or whether those principles had been trumped by politics," declared Lisa Jackson in San Francisco last week. The Environmental Protection Agency chief can't stop kicking the Bush Administration, but the irony is that the Obama EPA is far more "political" than the Bush team ever was.

This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.
But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.

Imagine if there were no reliable records of global surface temperature. Raucous policy debates such as cap-and-trade would have no scientific basis, Al Gore would at this point be little more than a historical footnote, and President Obama would not be spending this U.N. session talking up a (likely unattainable) international climate deal in Copenhagen in December. Steel yourself for the new reality, because the data needed to verify the gloom-and-doom warming forecasts have disappeared.

Discussions about global warming are marked by an increasing desire to stamp out “impure” thinking, to the point of questioning the value of democratic debate. But shutting down discussion simply means the disappearance of reason from public policy.

The American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act of 2009 is worse than nothing: it is a con and a fraud. It pretends to be a vehicle for reductions in CO2E emissions. In fact it is designed to permit increases in CO2E emissions.

All great national powers have relied on access to and control of large quantities of natural resources, including energy and foodstuffs, to maintain their influence and status. Government policy that limits access to these resources must certainly weaken the nation as a whole.

In some ways, a paper on the Himalayan Glaciers is a befi tting way to launch this working paper series, as it is an issue on which there is considerable academic and popular limelight, with a number of varying points of view. Study of the phenomenon of glaciation and glacier dynamics in the Himalayas has, in recent years, attained signifi cant attention, on account of the general belief that global warming and climate change is leading to fast degeneration of glaciers in the Himalayas.

The House and Senate climate bills contain a provision giving the president extraordinary powers in the event of a "climate emergency." As chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste.


The world is considering a new financial market larger than any commodity, it’s “based on science”, but if you ask for evidence, you’re called names—“Denier”, and by our Prime Minister, no less. This is supposed to pass for reasoned debate?


Early last January, when the final 2008 numbers were in for the U.S. annual average temperature, we ran an article titled “U.S. Temperatures 2008: Back to the Future?” in which we noted that “The temperature in 2008 dropped back down to the range that characterized most of the 20th century.”
2009 seems to be following in 2008’s footsteps.

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd spewed out a rhetorical barrage on climate skeptics worldwide. Climate Depot has undertaken a point by point rebuttal to Rudd's claims.

“At first I was concerned about this poll and the language involved. Now from comments I’m seeing a number of people whom aren’t worried and see an opportunity to voice their opinion. I’ll leave it up to the reader to decide if they wish to participate,” says Anthony Watts.

Text of the Copenhagen Climate Treaty Framework Draft.

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