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Anthropogenic global warming Luddites

February 25, 2009

Do you people have reading comprehension problems? I just got another “You don’t even believe in ‘Global Warming’ whines.

What part of “I am one of Global Warming biggest fans” is it you just can’t grok?
Given that the most common historic weather pattern for most of North American, Europe and a big chunk of Asia is to be under several kilometers of glacial ice, you should be having those knee bones hit the floor and thank whatever Deity you worship that you live in an age of global warming.

Unless you are one of those Algore cultists who refuse to acknowledge basic science and geological records that show that drastic climate change is a solid scientific fact that predates the industrial revolution (i.e. when mankind started producing greenhouse gases by burning fossil fuels in a large scale manner) and in fact predates the existence of mankind on the planet by a very long fornicating time.

A good way to tell that these AGW proponents are cultists and not based in reason and actual science is their refusal to logically debate the subject. They call you a “denier” and try to shut down debate. Arguing from emotion is easier than debating facts, which is why the AGW cultists don’t want to debate, but instead want to shut down any and all debate on the subject.

Most of those cultists will point to Al Gore’s fear mongering propaganda film. You know the one, it was based on the slide show he put together to pitch his business. A business that sells “carbon credits” to gullible morons. Carbon credits that he gets for free as an employee and tells you that those “offsets” make up for his his giant mansion with the heated pool and flying around the world in private jets that put out dozens “SUV Years” worth of green house gases per mile.

On the subject of “deniers”, you won’t find a better example of Al Gore. In putting together his pitch, he had to deliberately deny solid scientific facts about history in order to support his “hockey stick” graph. Historic facts like the Little Ice Age that ended near the closing of the nineteenth century. In geological terms, that was about five minutes ago. So the records are pretty easy to check. The Thames river froze solid enough during the Victorian and Edwardian period that the city of London had “Ice Festivals.” People built shacks on the in the middle of the river and people walked out to them for a good three months out of the year. This was well documented in the literature and newspapers of the time. During the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Londoners complain if they get a little snow. A fairly significant change in temperature, but according to Algore’s graph, that period is a flat line. He also denies the earlier Medieval Warm Period. A period of history were there are records of wheat being grown on Greenland and London was a well know wine producing region. There are still streets in London with names reference vineyards and wine production dating back to that period. He had to edit these fairly recent examples of more extreme climate change out of his data in order to make things look worse than they really are and get you scared enough to believe his bullshit.

So, let’s review. Al Gore faked the data, i.e. he lied, in order to prove his theory is his fear mongering propaganda film. A film designed to build business for his company that sells “carbon offsets.” A business model that has been widely documented to be a scam in news organizations including the New York Times.

Let’s review some of the “scientists” who back the Cult of Algore, including the ones who were warning everyone that the world was entering another Ice Age and that Global Cooling was the threat. That was before they found out that the money was better on the “Global Warming” side of the street. Go check Time magazine from 1974. Global Cooling was going to destroy civilization as we know it.

If you don’t believe me, do your own research. The facts are there. Hell, Penn & Teller did an episode of BullShit! on the subject.

Let’s review a few facts. Yes, pollution is very bad. Cutting back on overall fossil fuel use is good. Moving to cleaner energy sources such as wind, solar and nuclear (yes I said Nuclear you Luddites, and the founder of the GAIA movement in the UK and one founders of Greenpeace agrees with me) is good. Being taken in a simple scam such as “carbon credits” is bad.

The “Global Warming” fear mongers couldn’t even predict a short term climate change, such as the recent period of cooling that started in 1998. That is why they now call it “Climate Change” and will spout complete nonsense including trying to claim that the cooling is a sign that “Global Warming” is happening even faster.

Come on people! Open your mind! Review the facts. Ask questions! Why was Communist China, now the biggest producer of dirty green house gases (yes, they passed the US, which is reducing its own rate of emissions faster than the European countries that signed the Kyoto Protocols), given a free pass to pollute at record rates in the Kyoto Protocols? If things really are as bad as Algore and the rest of the Fear Mongers are telling you, why did Communist China get a free pass to build a new dirty coal fired electrical plant every month? The US and other Western nations tax gasoline, and one of the reasons for the tax is to reduce its use. Communist China on the other hand, subsidizes gasoline prices. Their goal is for more people in Communist China to buy cars and drive them more often, making the problem of “Man Made Global Warming” worse? Why did Al Gore and the other nations that supported the Kyoto Protocols agree to that if this really and truly is a global crisis?

Don’t forget to check why hundreds of actual real scientists in the field of global climate have left the UN’s IPCC, stating that the reason was the organization was motivated by politics and not real science.

Let’s review. Is global climate is change real? Hell Ya! It’s being going on long before Homo Sapiens wandered out of Africa and will continue. Is Al Gore and the rest of the AGWs fear mongers running a scam on the gullible? Hell Ya! Let’s be real, it’s just a scam. Calling it a conspiracy would be insulting to the people who are intelligent enough to come up with decent and semi-plausible conspiracies. Is pollution bad and should intelligent people work in ways to reduce it? Hell Ya! I’ll bet most of the people would read this are doing more for that than Al Gore or any one of that breed of hypocritical limousine liberals. Just look at how the rate of death from lung diseases have sky rocketed in Communist China since they started building an extremely dirty coal fired electrical plant a month. Then ask yourself why the IPCC or the UN Human Rights commission isn’t doing a damn thing about it.

Let’s compare this to another science/pseudo science debate. Evolution and Intelligent design. In this case, I’m the Evolution side which looks at all the evidence and draws a logical conclusion based on the full range of scientific data. You Algore Cultists are the ones selectively cherry picking only the stray bits of science that fit your narrow viewpoint of what you feel must be true. Except in this case, I’ll give bonus points to the Intelligent Design folks because they at least admit their bias.

Update: The Japan Society of Energy and Resources isn’t buying Algore’s bullshit either.

Update: Hardly surprising, the Penn & Teller video I linked to earlier in the post has “been removed for violations of terms of service.” No other videos of Bullshit! episodes, just this one mocking the AGW cultists High Priest Algore. Here is a link they haven’t shut down yet,and another of the first segment. Why are the AGW cultists afraid of open and honest debate of the actual science of the subject of climate change.

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"Eco-Tourists" stuck in thick Arctic Ice

May 29, 2008

By way of AoSHQ is this story from Watts Up With That?. Disciples of Cult of Algore, who are taught that the “Northwest Passage” is almost ice-free these days and getting worse, took a luxury cruise on a Russian ice breaker to see the “environmental deviation.” Then reality took over and the ship hit ice, thick ice. From the Globe and Mail story tells this tale of woe:

The ice master studies the mountains of white packed around the ship while the 24,000-horsepower diesel engines work at full throttle to open a path. The ship rises slowly onto the barrier of ice, crushes it and tosses aside blocks the size of small cars as if they were ice cubes in a glass. It creeps ahead a few metres, then comes to a halt, its bow firmly wedged in the ice. After doing this for two days, the ship can go no farther.

The ice master confers with the captain, who makes a call to the engine room. The engines are shut down. He turns to those of us watching the drama unfold, and we are shocked by his words: “Now, only nature can help this ship.” We are doomed to drift.

What irony. I am a passenger on one of the most powerful icebreakers in the world, travelling through the Northwest Passage – which is supposed to become almost ice-free in a time of global warming, the next shipping route across the top of the world – and here we are, stuck in the ice, engines shut down, bridge deserted. Only time and tide can free us.

After seven days, the ice pack shifted enough for the powerful Russian ice breaker to move. Hardly the vision provided by Backpacker Magazine, which claimed “The ice is so low that the photos clearly show a viable northwest passage sea route along the coasts of Greenland, Canada, and Alaska.”

I’m betting that most of the Cultists aboard will not let the reality they saw with their own eyes sway their belief system.

Yes, the arctic ice melted at record levels last summer, but then over the winter it froze back, covering more area than before and with record thickness. That however doesn’t fit the model of the Cultists.

Is it a good idea to cut back on carbon based pollution? Hell ya! Otherwise you end up like China, where they are building a new dirty coal based power plant every month and people are dropping like flies from lung aliments. Should we commit economic suicide at the same time, like the Kyoto Protocols call for? Hell No!

Step back, look at the science and run the numbers. Figure out which actually makes more sense, a hybrid car that is less environmentally friendly to manufacture than a H2 Hummer or a 4 banger that gets 40+ MPG highway?

The current issue of Wired has a good article called Inconvenient Truths: Get Ready to Rethink What It Means to Be Green. Reading may cause some leftists heads to explode, but then the truth will do that.

Carbon Offset Scams

January 14, 2008

No surprise here. The New York Times is finally admitting that a lot of money spent on this scam of the Cult of Algore is lining the pockets of con artists.

As more companies use offset programs to create an environmental halo over their products, the commission said it was growing increasingly concerned that some green marketing assertions were not substantiated. Environmentalists have a word for such misleading advertising: “greenwashing.”

With the rapid growth of green programs like carbon offsets, “there’s a heightened potential for deception,” said Deborah Platt Majoras, chairwoman of the commission.

Pointing out the BIG point they are obviously missing

June 29, 2007

From the Washington Times:

At yesterday’s Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Islamic extremism in Europe, a dozen anti-war Code Pink activists were in attendance.

When the hearing broke for a Senate floor vote, the leader of the group signaled for the others to begin shouting in unison: “Senator Collins, stop funding the war.” Meanwhile, two of the activists frantically searched through their congressional directory, trying to figure out what state the senator represented. One announced, “M.E.,” at which point the other said brightly, “That stands for Maine.”

By the end of the hearing, the group leader once again motioned to her comrades, and immediately they began shouting: “Senator Lieberman, stop funding the war.”

At which point a woman sitting beside the protesters stood up to leave, but on her way out she issued this oral warning to one of the protesters: “If the jihadis win, you’ll be wearing a burqa and it won’t be pink.”

Perhaps it is because the “Code Pink” fanatics are so focused on making sure that America loses, they can not see the obvious results of the enemies of Freedom winning.