BBC News - Climate sceptics rally to expose 'myth'This is an very good article on that conference.
Are cosmic rays causing global warming?
An excerpt of one week of Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
One Year Later – Sea Floor in Gulf Still a Wasteland
Spencer/Braswell: This is not New. This is the Way it’s Done.
Climate Skeptic Science: Approach with Caution
Bombshell: Journal Editor Resigns over Flawed Spencer paper
Bad Week for Roy “Wrong-Way” Spencer
Carl Sagan on Global Warming
Admiral Titley: How I answer Climate Skeptics
Another Successful Season for Our New Gelatinous Overlords
EXTRA: Arctic Sea Ice sets New Low Volume Record
Graph of the Day: Global Sea Ice Continues Decline
Arctic Ice: New Record Low in Area – Have we Hit Bottom?
Graph of the Day: Arctic Ice Melt – How Much Faster Than Predicted?
Sea Ice Extent Low Record Smashed. Still no Bottom Yet.
2011: A Year of Extremes
"Look, there are things here we need to be facing. What scientists are saying about ACC is, in the main, true. Our tactics of piling on to minor issues and portraying it as a "left wing conspiracy" will not wash in the long run. Like cigarette smoking, the facts will just overwhelm us. We need to be planning ahead and finding true free-market solutions for climate change, otherwise the eventual agenda will be an emergency one dictated by people who are much less devoted to the free market than we are."
Did they heed Denning's warning? No, indeed they doubled down on the crazy ... within weeks they were hyping the Spencer & Braswell paper that was supposed to be "the death knell of global warming" .... and caused the journal editor to resign over the false media spotlight. S&B has been more than adequately debunked, but our friends at the Heartland are still pumping out the lies and propaganda about the grand "left-wing conspiracy".
The Heartland Institute is still pumping out pro-tobacco propaganda also. I suppose if they did not do it, their puppetmasters would just go elsewhere.
A long post worth reading from John Nielsen-Gammon, the Texas State Climatologist whom Governor Perry does not know.
N-G is a thoroughly apolitical figure. He even co-authored with Anthony Watts a much-heralded paper on US temperature stations. It cleared up once and for all the hype that Watts had been spreading about the accuracy of the stations. http://www.surfacestations.org/Fall_...urce_may08.pdf
In a long and cogent post,N-G examines the connection between the Texas drought, the high temperatures and global warming. His conclusions:
It lends credibility to the emerging picture of what global warming is like. A drought is caused by an La Nina event, and its effects are accentuated and made worse by anthropgenic climate change. This will be confirmed, I expect, across a wider range of phenomena from sea ice to tropical storms.For most people the extra degree or degree and a half was no big deal. For the rancher who’s managed to hang on until September but whose stock tank is going to run dry just a week or so before it would have been replenished by rain, or for the family whose house was just on the wrong side of the edge of the wildfire, a degree or degree and a half makes all the difference in the world.
Precipitation: The balance of evidence does not support the assertion that the rainfall deficit since October 2010 was made larger or more likely by global warming.
Temperature: Compared to long-term averages of summer temperature, the rainfall deficit accounted for about 4 F of excess heat and global warming accounted for about 1 F of excess heat. Warmer temperatures lead to greater water demand, faster evaporation, and greater drying-out of potential fuels for fire. Thus, the impacts of the drought were enhanced by global warming.
Texas Drought and Global Warming | Climate Abyss | a Chron.com blog
--Taking over as the next president of the
World Wildlife Fund UK (WWF) on Sept.8, Britain's Prince Charles
Mountbatten said: "We are, of course, witnessing what some people
call the sixth great extinction event -- the continued erosion of
much of the Earth's vital biodiversity caused by a whole host of
pressures, from the rising demand for land to the corrosive
effects of all kinds of pollution."
Referring to himself as an endangered species, Charles
warned that the world is already in the sixth extinction event,
with species dying out at a much faster rate than at any time
since the death of most of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Charles, who was indoctrinated by his Malthusian father,
Philip Mountbatten, British Queen's consort, is a strong
proponent of population control, otherwise known as genocide. He
regularly attacks modern agriculture and industry, and on June
14, 2010, delivering a speech on the 25th anniversary of the
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies on Islam and Environmentalism,
he had called for a reduction in the world's birth rate,
especially among the Muslims.
In his 2010 speech he had said: "Wherever you look, the
world's population is increasing fast." "It goes up by the
equivalent of the entire population of the United Kingdom every
year. Which means that this poor planet of ours, which already
struggles to sustain 6.8 billion people, will somehow have to
support over 9 billion people within fifty years," he said.
Charles had told his audience on that occasion that they must
"face up to the fact more honestly than we do that one of the
biggest causes of high birth rates remains cultural" -- an
apparent reference to the high birth rate amongst the Muslims.
The general thrust of his speech then was a call for a
return to tradition. Such a move was presented as a means of
combating the West's "rapacious desire for continuous economic
growth and the mechanistic and reductionist approach to our
scientific understanding of the world around us," Charles had
said. At the WWF speech on Sept. 8, he said "climate change was
not the only problem but merely speeding up the rapacious
destruction of natural resources like water, land, and food that
humans need to survive."
The ACC followers of dotty Charles on this site may remember the video they panned called "The Species That Should Go Extinct" That species is the oligarchical species and if Charles has declared himself extinct, he won't be taking the rest of us with him.
Last edited by rebellin; 10th September 2011 at 01:17 PM. Reason: add video link