First, all over the world, temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the scare. Last winter, as temperatures plummeted, many parts of the world had snowfalls on a scale not seen for decades. This winter, with the whole of Canada and half the US under snow, looks likely to be even worse. After several years flatlining, global temperatures have dropped sharply enough to cancel out much of their net rise in the 20th century.
Ever shriller and more frantic has become the insistence of the warmists, cheered on by their army of media groupies such as the BBC, that the last 10 years have been the "hottest in history" and that the North Pole would soon be ice-free – as the poles remain defiantly icebound and those polar bears fail to drown. All those hysterical predictions that we are seeing more droughts and hurricanes than ever before have infuriatingly failed to materialise.
Even the more cautious scientific acolytes of the official orthodoxy now admit that, thanks to "natural factors" such as ocean currents, temperatures have failed to rise as predicted (although they plaintively assure us that this cooling effect is merely "masking the underlying warming trend", and that the temperature rise will resume worse than ever by the middle of the next decade).
Secondly, 2008 was the year when any pretence that there was a "scientific consensus" in favour of man-made global warming collapsed. At long last, as in the Manhattan Declaration last March, hundreds of proper scientists, including many of the world's most eminent climate experts, have been rallying to pour scorn on that "consensus" which was only a politically engineered artefact, based on ever more blatantly manipulated data and computer models programmed to produce no more than convenient fictions.
such as the sudden disappearance of the Late Middle Ages Warming Period when French vines grew all over southern England and wine was produced in northern locations which now are sadly consigned to grain brews like beer and vodka! A fiddling with the statistics produced a hockey stick graph showing ever-increasing warming trend since the beginning of historically recorded weather observations. All this was engineered by politically-active "scientists" like a NASA fraud named Hanson and his Stanford colleague, demonstrating the havoc that can be wrought by snake oil salesmen with PhDs.
These two pranksters collected a cohort of conniving grant-hounds who were given money by moronic politicians like the buffoon Al Gore, who got a D+ on his only science course, one he took in Divinity School!! The Gore-bot is actually dumber than he sounds [if that were possible!], but clever enough and advised by political Ponzi scheme cabalists that if a critical mass of "climatologists" and other usual suspects could be suborned, the hitherto peripheral attacks at corporate capitalism might be forged into a frontal assault at capitalism itself, under the guise of "saving the planet." The dumbest people in the world, Norwegians, agreed and gave the Gore-bot a Nobel Prize for his illiterate windpuffery such as "the science is settled." Gore fits in with the crowd that in the '70s was howling at the moon about a new Ice Age and the advance of the glaciers---which will probably occur in about 10,000 years according to honest scientists, as we are now in the middle of an interglacial warming spell.
Don't count on clowns like the UN and the EU and "media pundits" to back off from the fake "science" that the Global Warming hallucination represents.
In for a penny, in for a pound..... the crooked politicians are blind being led by one-eyed "climatologists". Clear-eyed 20-20 scientists without special interests in grabbing grants for specious spurious pre-cooked chicanery financed by crooked pols and bogus organizations like the Democratic Party. And gullible RINOs like McCain, the fool who was so repellent that he allowed Obama to win Ohio even though Barack won Ohio with 40,000 FEWER votes than John Kerry, who lost the state to GWB by over one hundred thousand votes.
But John-Boy is now joining the great GW daisy chain to keep alive his slot on late-night talk shows and the occasional cameo in comic movies. I think this bozo has finally found his true niche, a stand-up comic.
So far, Obama isn't doing too badly, but if he listens to Robert Kennedy Jr., another political fraud, he is bound to be misled. Thank God he appeared to distance himself from Clinton's odious Veep.
UPDATECanadafreepress.com has a list of the worst Global Warming Whoppers among the lies and disinformation disseminated by the lying Luddites of the ultra-left GoreWhores:
“2008 will be the hottest year in a century:” The Old Farmers’ Almanac, September 11, 2008, Hurricanes, Arctic Ice, Coral, Drinking water, Aspen skiing
We’re now well into the earth’s third straight harsher winter—but in late 2007 it was still hard to forget 22 straight years of global warming from 1976–1998. So the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicted 2008 would be the hottest year in the last 100.
But sunspots had been predicting major cooling since 2000, and global temperatures turned downward in early 2007. The sunspots have had a 79 percent correlation with the earth’s thermometers since 1860. Today’s temperatures are about on a par with 1940. For 2008, the Almanac hired a new climatologist, Joe D’Aleo, who says the declining sunspots and the cool phase of the Pacific Ocean predict 25-30 years of cooler temperatures for the planet.
“You could potentially sail, kayak or even swim to the North Pole by the end of the summer. Climate scientists say that the Arctic ice . . . is currently on track to melt sometime in 2008.” Ted Alvarez, Backpacker Magazine Blogs, June, 2008.
Soon after this prediction, a huge Russian icebreaker got trapped in the thick ice of the Northwest Passage for a full week. The Arctic ice hadn’t melted in 2007, it got blown
into warmer southern waters. Now it’s back. (Reference)
Remember too the Arctic has its own 70-year climate cycle. Polish climatologist Rajmund Przbylak says “the highest temperatures since the beginning of instrumental observation occurred clearly in the 1930s” based on more than 40 Arctic temperature stations.
“Australia’s Cities Will Run Out of Drinking Water Due to Global Warming.”
Tim Flannery was named Australia’s Man of the Year in 2007—for predicting that Australian cities will run out of water. He predicted Perth would become the “first 21st century ghost city,’ and that Sydney would be out of water by 2007. Today however, Australia’s city reservoirs are amply filled. Andrew Bolt of the Melbourne Herald-Sun reminds us Australia is truly a land of long droughts and flooding rains.
“Hurricane Effects Will Only Get Worse.” Live Science, September 19, 2008.
So wrote the on-line tech website Live Science, but the number of Atlantic hurricanes 2006–2008 has been 22 percent below average, with insured losses more than 50 percent below average. The British Navy recorded more than twice as many major land-falling Caribbean hurricanes in the last part of the Little Ice Age (1700–1850) as during the much-warmer last half of the 20th century.
“Corals will become increasingly rare on reef systems.” Dr. Hans Hoegh-Guldberg, head of Queensland University (Australia) marine studies.
In 2006, Dr. Hoegh-Guldberg warned that high temperatures might kill 30–40 percent of the coral on the Great Barrier Reef “within a month.” In 2007, he said global warming temperatures were bleaching [potentially killing] the reef.
But, in 2008, the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network said climate change had not damaged the “well-managed” reef in the four years since its last report. Veteran diver Ben Cropp said that in 50 years he’d seen no heat damage to the reef at all. “The only change I’ve seen has been the result of over-fishing, pollution, too many tourists or people dropping anchors on the reef,” he said.
No More Skiing? “Climate Change and Aspen,” Aspen, CO city-funded study, June, 2007.
Aspen’s study predicted global warming would change the climate to resemble hot, dry Amarillo, Texas. But in 2008, European ski resorts opened a month early, after Switzerland recorded more October snow than ever before. Would-be skiers in Aspen had lots of winter snow—but a chill factor of 18 below zero F. kept them at their fireplaces instead of on the slopes.
Predictions of 25-30 year cooling due to Pacific Decadal Oscillation: Scafetta and West, 2006, “Phenomenological Solar Signature in 400 Years of Reconstructed Northern Hemisphere Temperature Record,” Geophysical Research Letters.
Arctic Warmer in the 1930s: R. Przybylak, 2000, “Temporal and Spatial Variation of Surface Air Temperature over the Period of Instrumental Observation in the Arctic,” International Journal of Climatology 20.
British Navy records of Caribbean hurricanes 1700-1850: J.B. Elsner et al., 2000, “Spatial Variations in Major U.S. Hurricane Activity,” Journal of Climate 13.
Predictions of coral loss: Hoegh-Guldberg et al., Science, Vol. 318, 2007. Status of Coral Reefs of the World 2008, issued by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, Nov., 2008.
Aspen climate change study: Climate Change and Aspen: An Assessment of Potential Impacts and Responses, Aspen Global Change Institute, June, 2007.
On to 2009 and we will hear once more from the Gore-bot that "the "science" is settled, but obviously Gore's mouthful is not sitting well judging from his flatulent orifice [his most productive one].