Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Exploding Watermelons

Watermelons, you see.....are the nickname now universally applied to extreme envivronmentalists.....the are green on the outside but "red" on the inside. They're not happy with the failure of the recent Copenhagen climate conference and they're having fits over ClmateGate. It is sweet.

Copenhagen: the sweet sound of exploding watermelons

I take it all back. Copenhagen was worth it, after all – if only for the sphincter-bursting rage its supposed failure has caused among our libtard watermelon chums. (That’s watermelon, as in: green on the outside, red on the inside).

As Damian reports, on Twitter they’re all planning to cleanse Mother Gaia of their polluting presence Jonestown-style.

The Great Moonbat is sounding more unhinged than ever:

Goodbye Africa, goodbye south Asia; goodbye glaciers and sea ice, coral reefs and rainforest. It was nice knowing you. Not that we really cared. The governments which moved so swiftly to save the banks have bickered and filibustered while the biosphere burns.

And Polly Toynbee is blaming the whole fiasco on false consciousness.

Most leaders in Copenhagen were out ahead of their people. Most understand the crisis better than those they represent, promising more sacrifice than their citizens are yet ready to accept – while no doubt praying for some miraculous technological escape.

Sometimes we’re inclined to dismiss Polly as a loveable comedy figure, what with her lovely house in Tuscany contrasting so amusingly with her prolier-than-thou politics, and the never ending japesomeness of her deft, lighter-than-air prose.

But you know what? When she reveals her true colours, as she does here, I think she’s really, really scary. Her whole article teeters on the brink of demanding an eco-fascist world government to save us all from ourselves.

She yearns, like a woman wailing for her demon lover, for the righteous apocalypse which will teach us the error of our ways:

What would it take? A tidal wave destroying New York maybe – New Orleans was the wrong people – with London, St Petersburg and Shanghai wiped out all at once.

What she really wants, though, as you see from the plaintive, yearning tone of this sentence is global dictatorship:

As things stand, politics has not enough heft nor authority.

One day, Polly dear. One day.

UPDATE: Christ on a bike! You thought Moonbat and Pol-Pot were barking. Wait till you read Johann Hari’s tearful summation in the Independent.

Throughout the negotiations here, the world’s low-lying island states have clung to the real ideas as a life raft, because they are the only way to save their countries from a swelling sea. It has been extraordinary to watch their representatives – quiet, sombre people with sad eyes – as they were forced to plead for their own existence. They tried persuasion and hard science and lyrical hymns of love for their lands, and all were ignored.

Does he mean the man in the bow-tie from Tuvalu who wept openly for his island’s fate but on closer cross-examination – as Andrew Bolt reported – turned out to live nowhere near Tuvalu (whose sea-levels, in any case, have not risen in several decades)?

Panic Setting In To Deny And Cover-Up ClimatGate

The following is just a tiny fraction of the fallout from the scandal clearly exposed by ClimateGate. There is much more here, the source of the following information.

The New Scientist decides that enough is enough, it’s time to hit back against Climategate. But instead of trying to answer the growing list of questions raised by the CRU leak, NS just tries to discredit skeptics with tired old arguments. That rushing sound you hear is the NS haemorrhaging subscribers, read the comments.

Uh Oh, dirty rotten hippie scoundrels are discovering that the burden of proof has suddenly reversed polarities:

You can feel that most crucial of propaganda processes happening with Climategate: the reversing of the burden of proof. Unfair to all the fraud detectives (Watts, McIntyre, and the rest of them, including Monkton himself) though it undoubtedly was, those noble toilers, until the Climategate revelations erupted, had to prove everything, in defiance of the default position. Their every tiny blemish was jumped upon. Their major claims were ignored. Now the default position is slowly mutating into: It’s all made-up nonsense. And the burden of proof is shifting onto the shoulders of all those who want to go on believing in such ever more discredited alarmism.

The wikipedia global warmist-in-chief William Connolley has been working overtime to hide the effects of the ‘hide the decline’ fallout, but has his activism finally caught up with him?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Think About It: The Environmental Lies Are Upon Us

We have an entire generation (at least one) of brainwashed children who whole-heartily believe in the myth of man-caused global warming. They are Professors in college, teachers in all of our public schools; they have all been fed lies (ClimateGate) about man-caused global warming, they believe it, and they're promoting the myth. This is truly the biggest scandal and shame of all time.

Global warming brainwashing turns kids into save-the-earth rebels at home

Not content with scaring moms and dads with tales of a coming global warming apocalypse, the true believers in human-caused-climate-change have taken their controversial doomsday message into the classroom and onto the Internet, polluting impressionable kids with green propaganda and creating youth legions of enviro-fanatics.

Fresh from their daily “greenwashing” sessions at school, these save-the-earth converts arrive home as little inspector generals, haranguing parents for exhibiting environmentally insensitive behavior and contributing to the planet’s looming CO2 overdose.

The young Greenites, already pre-conditioned by classroom propaganda, are subjected to the same man-is-destroying-the-earth homilies on the Internet. The eco-epistles consist of the usual heart-tugging climate scare stories (e.g. polar bears are dying and ice caps are melting), which conveniently fail to mention that the earth has warmed – and cooled – naturally for billions of years and that CO2 is a life-giving atmospheric gas. In the dark and depressing world of quasi-religious eco-fanatics, there is no room for the light of truth in their save-the-earth evangelism, and kids are easy targets.

Colorado State University professor Dr. William Gray, famous for his yearly hurricane forecasts, has publicly denounced the eco-propaganda.

"We are also brainwashing our children on the warming topic,” Gray wrote in a statement to Florida Today. “We have no better example than Al Gore's alarmists and inaccurate movie, which is being shown in our schools and being hawked by warming activists with little or no meteorological-climate background.”

The effects of that propaganda effort were on display this month at the UNICEF Children’s Climate Forum in Copenhagen. During the conference, youth delegates from 44 countries issued a declaration of war on global warming, demanding that governments do something about climate change.

“Our future is at risk and we demand that something be done. The time for talk is over. Now, we hold you accountable for your commitments,” the delegates declared.

The statement continued:

“The battle against climate change is upon all of us . . . We must act immediately, and we are ready to fulfill our commitments. We are prepared to give all we have as long as there is the possibility of saving our planet. We expect the same courage from you.”

The hostile, grating tone of many of today’s young global warming converts is alarmingly similar to that of the 1930s Hitler Youth movement. In Nazi Germany, properly programmed children were encouraged to snitch on parents who questioned the tenets of the state religion. Many parents lived in fear of their own children.

Unfortunately, history has a nasty habit of repeating itself. Will the United Statres one day witness enviro-monsters at home ratting on their parents for committing carbon crimes against the state? In George Orwell’s dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, grownups were frightened out of their wits by their own children who were programmed by Big Brother to spy for the state.

Today, children logging onto the Internet are often fed the standard sky-is-falling pitch about a looming global warming meltdown: humankind is fouling the environment, CO2 and global temperatures are rising, polar bears are dying, ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, hurricanes are increasing, and on and on.

Apparently, not even Santa Claus will escape the harmful effects of global warming. Kids visiting the Build-A-Bear Web site soon discover that Christmas may be cancelled because of global warming.

As Maura Flynn of BigGovernment.Com writes, “When your unsuspecting tot logs on and hops a virtual train to the North Pole…you should know that he or she will be informed – by Santa Claus – that Christmas may be canceled this year due to Global Warming . . . Needless-to-say, this constitutes brainwashing on the sleaziest and most sinister level.”

The eco-indocrination also is in full swing on OneWorld.Net, where Tiki the Penguin warns young readers that “the ice of the poles is melting. Some of it already is melting fast.” (The truth: the snow pack in Greenland and Antarctica is increasing, despite some melting along Greenland’s periphery and on the Antarctic Peninsula.)

The warming will harm polar bears and penguins, “but for you people, it will be much worse,” Tiki predicts.

“For a start, all the ice that melts will start to fill up the oceans and make them overflow on land. And the water itself will take up more space simply because it is warmer. That will make it overflow even more onto the land.”

Nickelodeon has joined in the climate scaremongering with the launch of its Big Green Help Web site, which urges kids to “team up” with their “favorite Nicktoons to battle CO2 monsters in 3-D.”

After they’ve finished dispatching earth’s CO2 enemies, the victorious gamers are asked to sign a pledge “to reduce CO2 emissions in the real world.” Some of the suggested ways to cut their carbon footprint: travel by foot, bike or skateboard instead of by car at least four miles each week; remind parents to turn off the engine when waiting in the car; and tell mom and dad to keep the car tires properly inflated.

The incessant eco-nagging – called “pester power” – is driving many parents bonkers. As the New York Times reported, “Grown-ups sometimes end up feeling like scofflaws under the watchful eye of the pint-size eco-police, whose demands grow ever greater, and more expensive.”

Brigades of child spies are also hard at work pestering parents in Britain, where energy giant NPower has invested heavily in advertising “Climate Cops,” a genuinely Orwellian campaign that urges children to enlist as climate cops and build climate-crime case files on their family, friends from school, and even aunts and uncles.

Some of the offenses: not turning off lights, turning on the wrong type of lights (those with incandescent bulbs), using tumble dryers, leaving a door open and leaving a mobile phone charger plugged in.

“You should report back to your family to make sure they don’t commit those [climate] crimes again (or else!),” warns one of NPower’s Climate Cop ads. “You may need to keep a watchful eye on them by revisiting the case every week or two to make sure they don’t slip back into their old habits.”

The pestering appears to get more combative with age. In one Greenpeace ad (“Join the Energy Revolution”), the radical nature of the greenwashed mind is on full display as a hooded true-believer in his teens delivers a green sermon in a commanding, often threatening, tone.

“If drastic measures aren’t taken soon,” he warns, “by the time I grow up, there won’t be any fish left in the sea . . . polar ice caps will be gone, oceans will rise, entire countries will disappear. Starting today, the lines are drawn . . . either you’re for my future, or you’re against it. You’re a friend or an enemy.”

He then concludes his dour scolding with this menacing pledge: “I may just be a kid today, but tomorrow it will be different. You had your chance to fix this problem, now we have ours. This is the last I will be talking to you adults. We won’t be cute, we won’t be patronized, we won’t be denied our future.”

The anti-capitalist theme of the propaganda assault on children is unmistakable. Corrupted by its anti-technology ideology, eco-movement Luddites seem bent on saving earth from the ravages of mankind by undoing the last 250 years of industrial progress. It is not clear which of their battles is more important: fighting global warming or ridding the planet of their archenemy – capitalism.

The green architects behind the anti-global warming campaign seem hell-bent on “reversing the industrial revolution,” says columnist and blogger David Huntwork.

“The next generation is being taught that the methods used to produce electricity is [sic] evil, the internal combustion engine is evil, the gas you put in your car and the oil used to make it are evil, plastic is evil, styrofoam is evil, cutting down trees to manufacture paper or lumber is evil, industry and manufacturing is evil, corporations are evil, flying in an airplane is evil, mowing your yard is evil, and that producing another generation of consumers and polluters is evil. The list goes on and on.”


Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Al Gore Affect Continues

And that’s not all, for the week ending Dec 13th, there were 815 new snowfall records set. December 2009 is shaping up to be quite the snowmaker. Here’s a map showing continental USA records:

Continental USA Snowfall Records 12/20/09-12/27/09

Here is the daily count data from NCDC, with links to tabular reports and source for the snowfall records:

Dec 20th 124
Dec 21st 50
Dec 22nd 75
Dec 23rd 71
Dec 24th 170
Dec 25th 235
Dec 26th 152

Total 877 (CONUS and Alaska)

Many of the records have been bested significantly, and there were a number of all time records broken as well.

Read rest…

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Peer Review Or Dirty Politics

It has long been suspected that the peer review process has been corrupted and controlled by the global warming true-believers. Now the leaked Emails in the ClimateGate scandal are proving these accusations to be true. This represents more than a couple of unethical, "loose cannon" scientists. It is pervasive and is like a cancer running through the entire "climate science industry". The following article by Roger Pielke, Jr. and excerpts from some of the leaked Emails proves the case. (source)

Treating Peer Review Like a Partisan Blog

John Christy and David Douglass provide a detailed accounting of how a comment on one of their papers was handled in the peer review process (even more detail here). Their experience, with the gory details revealed by the CRU emails, show in all of its unpleasantness how activist scientists sought to stage-manage climate science from the inside.

Their story hits very close to home with me, as I went through a very,very similar process with respect to a comment (PDF) and reply (PDF) on the "shameful article" on hurricanes and global warming that I co-authored in 2005 (PDF). (If my emails ever get hacked you'll see that ugly episode from the inside.;-) That situation had a positive outcome only because at the time I protested efforts to deny us a right to respond in accordance with journal policies and threatened to go public with the improper efforts at stage-management. I am sure that these sort of shenanigans go on in academia more than we'd like to admit, however that does not justify them.

What these episodes reveal is an effort by activist climate scientists to stage-manage the peer review process much like how one might manage a partisan blog for public consumption. The blog management philosophy of Real Climate was described as follows in the CRU emails:
I wanted you guys to know that you're free to use [the RealClimate blog] in any way you think would be helpful. Gavin and I are going to be careful about what comments we screen through, and we'll be very careful to answer any questions that come up to any extent we can. On the other hand, you might want to visit the thread and post replies yourself. We can hold comments up in the queue and contact you about whether or not you think they should be screened through or not, and if so, any comments you'd like us to include.

You're also welcome to do a followup guest post, etc. think of RC as a resource that is at your disposal to combat any disinformation put forward by the McIntyres of the world. Just let us know. We'll use our best discretion to make sure the skeptics dont'get to use the RC comments as a megaphone...
While bloggers are of course free to operate their turf as they see fit, whatever one's views of climate science, climate policy or the Douglass et al. paper, we should all be able to agree that efforts to stage manage the peer review process are not good for science, however they might be justified.

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