Obama’s Oil Spill Response: The Story Behind the Story – Robert Singer

I have received a number of emails about the environmental impacts of the BP oil spill. The size of the spill and the impacts on wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico ecosystems have prompted a number of readers to write:

“Bob, it looks like you are right, the environmental damage and pollution are the goal and not the unintended consequences.”

Others have noted the irony that the leak is believed to have started on Earth Day, April 22, when the Deepwater Horizon sank. [1]

Dana Milbank, at the Washington Post, appears to realize there is story behind the story of Obama’s bizarre behavior at his lengthy news conference yesterday at the White House.

“For eight years we had a president who refused to accept blame. Now we have one who seems to enjoy it.

He decorated the East Room with wuddas, cuddas and shuddas: “We should have busted through those constraints. . . . pre-deploying boom would have been the right thing to do . . . I do think our efforts fell short. . . . They should have pushed them sooner. . . . I think that it took too long. . . . Where I was wrong was in my belief that the oil companies had their act together.”

As I sat in the fourth row on Thursday, I was struck by the weirdly passive figure before me.

He delivered lawyerly phrases and spoke of his anger about the oil spill but showed none in his voice or on his face.

He was, presumably, there to show how aggressively he has handled the disaster, but he seemed cool, almost bloodless. Continue reading

Climategate

(WSJ) – Where Has the Magic Gone?

The New York Times plaintively ponders global warmism’s loss of credibility. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Why Man-Made Global Warming is a load of cobblers; Pt 1 – James Delingpole

Just been reading Climate: The Counter Consensus (Stacey International) the new book by Bob Carter – that’s New Zealand’s Professor Robert M Carter to you, mate: he’s one of the world’s leading palaeoclimatologists – and it’s a cracker. By the end, you’re left feeling rather as I did after the Heartland Conference, that the scientific case against AGW is so overwhelming that you wonder how anyone can still speak up for so discredited a theory without dying of embarrassment. Read More here

(LRCBlog) – More on the ‘Climate Change’ Racket

According to the London Evening Standard, America’s favorite English Lapdog, Tony Blair, will receive 700,000 Pounds per year to be a “strategic adviser” to a California company seeking to “profit from technology that helps reduce global warming and carbon emissions.” Tony is quoted as saying: “Solving the climate crisis is more than just a political agenda item; it’s an urgent priority that requires innovation, creativity and ambition.” It is also a priority to Blair’s reported need for an income of 5,000,000 Pounds per year to maintain his lifestyle! – Source: LRC Blog

(ConsFocus) – Global Warming Update: NASA Accused of ‘Climategate’ Stalling

The man battling NASA for access to potential “Climategate” e-mails says the agency is still withholding documents and that NASA may be trying to stall long enough to avoid hurting an upcoming Senate debate on global warming. Read More Here

(C3Headlines) – Will Elites Ever Stop Pushing Global Warming Hype? Nope, The Desire To Enrich Themselves Is Too Great – Read More Here

Video: Alex Covers “Propaganda Tv”

(May 25) – Alex breaks down the incredible propaganda being displayed by all the major tv networks to brainwash us into thinking like they want us to. Continue reading

MSM: Belief In Man-Made Climate Change Collapses In Britain & Germany

(NYTimes) – A survey in February by the BBC found that only 26 percent of Britons believed that “climate change is happening and is now established as largely manmade,” down from 41 percent in November 2009. A poll conducted for the German magazine Der Spiegel found that 42 percent of Germans feared global warming, down from 62 percent four years earlier. Read More Here

See Also:

(CSPAN) – Video: Inhofe – Al Gore, Global Warming Alarmists Running for Cover After Climategate – Video Link Here

(Spokesman) – Record low of 32 set at Spokane airport today – Read More Here

(SacBee) – Persistent cold, wet weather delays crop harvests, worries farmers

The chilly weekend temperatures were among the coldest in more than a half-century from Redding to Stockton, the National Weather Service reported Sunday. Read More Here

(WattsUpWithThat) – Lord Monckton wins global warming debate at Oxford Union

I’m waiting for actual photos of the event from the official photographer, but for now I’ll make do with what can be found on the Internet. For those who don’t know, the Oxford Union is the top of the food chain for scholarly debate. This is a significant win. Continue reading

Video: ABC News Attempts to Align Climate Change Skeptics with White Supremacists

(NewsBusters) – At first, Michael Mann, a Penn State professor and a central figure in the Climategate scandal, but best known for his discredited “hockey stick graph” didn’t like being mocked in a YouTube video. Now Mann is alleging he’s a victim of hate groups.

On ABC’s May 23 “World News Sunday,” a segment from anchor Dan Harris alleged that threatening e-mails Mann received were part of a “spike” in violence aimed at the global warming alarmist community.

“The ongoing oil spill crisis in the Gulf is keeping the debate over climate and energy very much in the headlines and that debate is becoming increasingly venomous with many prominent scientists now saying that they are being severely harassed,” Harris said. Video Link Here

Prominent Princeton Scientist Dr. Happer Testifies to Congress: ‘Warming and increased CO2 will be good for mankind’

See Also: (C3) – New Peer-Research Finds Alaskan/Canadian Glaciers Melting Significantly Less Than Previous EstimatesRead More Here

(ClimateDepot) – ‘CO2 is not a pollutant and it is not a poison and we should not corrupt the English language by depriving ‘pollutant’ and ‘poison’ of their original meaning’

Climate Depot’s Selected Highlights of Dr. Happer’s May 20, 2010 Congressional Testimony: (Dr. Happer’s Full Testimony here: (To read the warmists’ testimony of Ralph Cicerone, Stephen Schneider, and Ben Santer, see here. )

Dr. Will Happer’s Testimony Before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming – May 20, 2010 Continue reading

Climategate

(Fox) – Scientist Disputes EPA Finding that Carbon Dioxide Poses Threat to Humans

EPA scientists say manmade carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are contributing to a warming of the global climate — and as such represent a threat to human welfare. But a leading climatologist says his research indicates that CO2 poses no threat to human welfare at all, and he says the EPA should revisit its findings. Read More Here

(Fox) – Global Cooling Is Coming — and Beware the Big Chill, Scientist Warns

Contrary to the commonly held scientific conclusion that the Earth is getting warmer, a scientist who has written more than 150 peer-reviewed papers has unveiled evidence for his prediction that global cooling is coming soon. Read More Here

MSM: Only morons, cheats and liars still believe in Man-Made Global Warming

(Telegraph) – Well of course I would write a headline like that having just spent the last three days in Chicago at the Heartland Institute’s 4th International Conference on Climate Change. This is the event the cackling, cloak-wearing, befanged AGW-denying community attends every year to glorify in their own evil. And naturally, in the wake of Climategate, a mood of uproarious triumphalism has prevailed as distinguished skeptical scientists, economists, and policymakers from around the world – Pat Michaels, Richard Lindzen, Ian Plimer, Bob Carter, Fred Singer.. you name them, they’re here – have gathered to dance on the smouldering ashes of the mythical beast ManBearPig. Continue reading

Economy

(MSNBC) – Video: Obamacare Loophole Exposed – Michael Moore – Video Link Here

(ChartingStocks) – Warren Buffet Does Heavy Selling; 13-F Filings Reveal

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet did some heavy selling during the first quarter of 2010. According to the most recent 13-f filing, Mr. Buffett liquidated his entire position health insurers United Health (UNH) and WellPoint (WPT). He dumped his holdings in financial companies Travelers (TRV) and Sun Trust Banks (STI). Read More Here

(PressTV) – Greece blames US for snowballing debts

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says he is considering taking legal action against US investment banks for their alleged role in the snowballing Greek debt crisis. Read More Here

(MarketTicker) – The German Government Has Had Enough

If you thought the German government was going to be a lapdog for Sarcozy, or worse, was going to fellate Brussels and the ECB, you got a rude shock today. Read More Here

(MatterhornAsset) – ALEA IACTA EST

Yes this is it! We have crossed the Rubicon and events in the world economy are now likely to unfold in a totally uncontrollable fashion. Clueless governments still don’t understand that it is their ruinous actions that have created a credit infested and bankrupt world. They will continue to prescribe the same remedy that caused the problem in the first place, namely more credit and more printed money. The consequences are clear; we will have hyperinflation, economic and human misery as well as social unrest. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Conspiracy of Banks Rigging States Came With Crash

A telephone call between a financial adviser in Beverly Hills and a trader in New York was all it took to fleece taxpayers on a water-and-sewer financing deal in West Virginia. The secret conversation was part of a conspiracy stretching across the U.S. by Wall Street banks in the $2.8 trillion municipal bond market. Read More Here

(LondonTelegraph) – Congress blocks indiscriminate IMF aid for Europe

Europe may have to clean up its own mess after all. The US Senate has voted 94:0 to block use of taxpayers’ money for IMF rescues that make no economic sense or bail-outs for countries like Greece that far are beyond the point of no return.
“This amendment will help prevent American taxpayer dollars from underwriting dysfunctional governments abroad,” said Texas Senator John Cornyn, the chief sponsor. “American taxpayers have seen more bailouts than they can stomach, and the last thing they should have to worry about are their hard-earned tax dollars being used to rescue a foreign government. Greece is not by any stretch of the imagination too big to fail.” Read More Here

(GnosticMedia) – Audio: Hey Wall Street, Naked Short Sell This! An Interview with Dr. Patrick Byrne and co-host, Wall Street whistle blower, Richard Andrew Grove – Audio Link Here

(SeekingAlpha) – $3,000 Gold? Rosenberg Says That May Be Conservative

Although gold bullion is both a commodity and currency, it has lately become the world’s currency of choice, i.e. a vote of no confidence in fiat paper. This is evident in the fact that the gold price has not only just made an all-time high in U.S. dollar terms ($1,249 on Friday), but also in just about every other currency one cares to mention. I illustrated this in a post a few days ago, entitled “Meet the world’s new currency of choice”. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Higher taxes for a million as George Osborne’s emergency Budget hits investors

More than a million people could be dragged into paying capital gains tax after George Osborne confirmed that he would use his emergency Budget to hit investors. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Bill for Afghan war could run into the trillions

The U.S. Senate is moving forward with a 59-billion-dollar spending bill, of which 33.5 billion dollars would be allocated for the war in Afghanistan.

However, some experts here in Washington are raising concerns that the war may be unwinnable and that the money being spent on military operations in Afghanistan could be better spent. Read More Here

(DowJones) – Euro Plunges To 4-Year Low After German Trade Ban

The euro plummeted Tuesday to a fresh four-year low after Germany announced it would ban certain speculative investments, exacerbating the selling of the single currency as investors run out of alternatives to trade the sovereign debt crisis already roiling the euro zone. Read More Here

(CBC) – Canada comes out swinging against bank tax

Canada launched a full-court press against the idea of a global bank tax Tuesday, as the prime minister and four senior cabinet members came out strongly against a proposal that’s gathering global steam. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Dow Theorist Richard Russell: Sell Everything Liquid, You Won’t Recognize America By The End Of The Year

Do your friends a favor. Tell them to “batten down the hatches” because there’s a HARD RAIN coming. Tell them to get out of debt and sell anything they can sell (and don’t need) in order to get liquid. Tell them that Richard Russell says that by the end of this year they won’t recognize the country. They’ll retort, “How the dickens does Russell know — who told him?” Tell them the stock market told him. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – A Look Back From 2013: How The Bailout Of Greece Caused The Split Of Europe

Last night we noted an interesting paragraph in an Ambrose Evans-Pritchard piece on the Telegraph, which cited an article in the major German newspaper Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung, which described a future euro currency of strong nations that didn’t even include france. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Banks dump Greek debt on the ECB as eurozone flashes credit warnings

Foreign holders of Greek and Portuguese debt have seized on emergency intervention by the European Central Bank to exit their positions, leaving eurozone taxpayers exposed to the credit risk. Read More Here

(Rense) – Congressional Climate Bills – Stealth Schemes To Raise Energy Prices And Enrich Wall Street – Stephen Lendman

On June 26, 2009, HR 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA) passed, purportedly “To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy.”

In fact, it lets energy polluters raise prices for huge windfall profits and gives Wall Street a bonanza through carbon trading derivatives speculation. Catherine Austin Fitts’ Solari.com blog explained it last July in her article titled, “The Next Really Scary Bubble” is coming, saying:

“If you think the housing and credit bubble diminished your financial security and your community, or the bailouts, or the rising gas prices did as well, hold on to your hat” for what’s ahead. “Carbon trading is gearing up to make the housing and derivative bubbles look like target practice,” or in other words, be the mother of all scams, courtesy of administration, House and Senate collaboration with Wall Street and the energy giants. Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Video: Blanchflower – Europe Could Break Up, Another Bailout Inevitable

Former Bank of England policy maker says collapse of single currency unstoppable Continue reading

Kerry – Lieberman: Corrupt Climate Science Used To Destroy US Economy

(CanadaFreePress) – The Kerry – Lieberman American Power Act (APA) is a disastrous, unnecessary solution for a non-existent problem. Worse, it’s a problem that exists only in a grossly inadequate computer model whose projections have never been correct. It is predicated on the false assumption that an increase in CO2 causes a temperature increase. Every record of any duration for any period in Earth’s history shows temperature increases before CO2 increases.  The false assumption is the basis of all global warming and climate change used in the corrupted research and models of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It is impossible to imagine such an unjustified basis for any action, except to undermine the US economy for political gain. Read More Here

Climategate

(MensNewsDaily) – Kerry, Lieberman Ready to End Senate Careers

It’s official. Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman have signaled the end of their political careers. The two have introduced what they’ve titled the “American Power Act.” Yep, it’s a global warming bill – Cap-n-Trade, Cap-n-Tax, etc. The premise for this bill is that the industrial emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) are causing global temperatures to rise and to prevent global catastrophe the industrialized world must reduce its emissions of CO2. Read More Here

(HockeySchtick) – Potential cost of Kerry-Lieberman Cap & Tax: $69 – $145 Billion per Year

The Kerry-Lieberman Cap & Tax bill establishes a price collar for CO2 emissions with a floor of $12 per metric ton (increasing annually by 3% + inflation) and ceiling of $25 (increasing annually by 5% + inflation). According to the EPA, US emissions of CO2 in 2009 were 5787 million metric tons. Thus, if the legislation is applied to all US emissions, the cost would be $69 Billion (floor) to $145 Billion (ceiling) annually, increasing ~6 to 8+% each year forever. – Source: Hockey Schtick

(AustralianClimateMadness) – IPCC bias exposed yet again

The UK Telegraph reports that Rajendra Pachauri has “defended the use of grey literature” in the IPCC’s reports. As long as it supports the IPCC’s pre-conceived conclusion of man-made warming, that is. Because whenever grey literature challenges the consensus, the knee-jerk response is “but it isn’t peer-reviewed!”. Hands up who can spot the hypocrisy there? Read More Here

(OZClimateSense) – Kiwi Temperature Fraud Exposed!

Quadrant Online reports on the scandalous state of the NZ temperature records which have been used to buttress unprecedented warming claims in Kiwiland. It seems that records dating back over a century show no appreciable warming until seven stations were cherry picked and then “corrected’ by Jim Salinger- instant warming! Read More Here

(AmericanThinker) – Climategate Taxpayer Fraud Investigation Draws Ideological Heat

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has used the power of government to seek documents from the University of Virginia regarding its former professor and Climategate figure of “hockey stick” fame, Michael Mann. Mr. Cuccinelli is investigating whether Professor Mann engaged in fraud to obtain taxpayer money to fund his research. Read More Here

(GlobalWarming) – The Media Is Ignoring Kerry’s Cap-and-Trade – Read More Here

(Suite101) – Climate Change Has No Scientific Consensus

The United Nations Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has claimed humans are causing catastrophic global warming. But do most climate scientists agree with this? Read More Here

(RevPolitics) – Video: Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause? – View Video Here

Audio: Dave Hodges on Earth Day, Agenda 21, Population Controls, Eugenics, and the Global Warming Hoax

(RBN) – Former mainstream meteorologist discovers a much deeper global plot behind the global warming and green energy trends – Audio Part 1 HerePart 2 Here

Geologist Declares ‘global warming is over’ — Warns U.S. Climate Conference of ‘Looming Threat of Global Cooling’

(ClimateDepot) – A prominent U.S. geologist is urging the world to forget about global warming because global cooling has already begun.

Geologist Dr. Don Easterbrook’s warning came in the form of a new scientific paper he presented to the 4th International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago on May 16, 2010. Dr. Easterbrook is an Emeritus Professor at Western Washington University who has authored eight books and 150 journal publications. Easterbrook’s full resume is here. – Continue reading

Crisis in New Zealand climatology – The warming that wasn’t

(AlethoNews) – The official archivist of New Zealand’s climate records, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), offers top billing to its 147-year-old national mean temperature series (the “NIWA Seven-station Series” or NSS). This series shows that New Zealand experienced a twentieth-century warming trend of 0.92°C.

The official temperature record is wrong. The instrumental raw data correctly show that New Zealand average temperatures have remained remarkably steady at 12.6°C +/- 0.5°C for a century and a half. NIWA’s doctoring of that data is indefensible. Continue reading

Many signatories of controversial letter on climate science not working in climate related fields

(Examiner) – The mainstream media and these pages on Examiner.com reported the release of a letter from 255 scientists last week that said despite recent scandals in climate science, the science behind the manmade climate change theory remains sound. The embarrassing use of a faked photo in the trade journal that published the letter damaged the credibility and now a look at the resumes of the signatories shows most don’t even work in climate science. Continue reading

Kerry/Lieberman rebrand “Cap & Trade” as “American Power” and hope you won’t notice

(AmericanSpectator) – Today at 1:30 pm Eastern time Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) will host a press conference announcing the fifth Senate reinvention of “cap-and-trade” global warming legislation since 2003, the “American Power Act”. Call it the American Power Grab Act, instead, for reasons that will become obvious momentarily.

The orchestrated spectacle, with a cast expected to be in the dozens which massive alignment of special interest groups is apparently supposed to persuade you of the justness of their cause, is in fact a manifestation of all that is wrong with Washington and what Americans have become increasingly enraged by.

At this press conference, Sens. Kerry and Lieberman have both already indicated, they will insist that their scheme isn’t “cap-and-trade” because… they aren’t going to use that term this time around. Kerry has even said that “this is not an environment bill.” It seems that the public aren’t buying that argument, either, so it’s really about whatever appeals to you. Just not what it was about the previous four times they’ve tried to slip this Power Grab past you. Except that a summary of the bill makes plain it is, too, cap-and-trade. And worse. It includes billions of dollars each year in gas tax revenue to underwrite the wealth transfers these companies are so in favor of. Read More Here

Climategate

(ResistNet) – Obama’s Carbon Scheme set to bypass Congress – Read More Here

(SpaceAndScience) – Food and Ethanol Shortages Imminent as Earth Enters New Cold Climate Era

The Space and Science Research Center (SSRC), the leading independent research organization in the United States on the subject of the next climate change, issues today the following warning of imminent crop damage expected to produce food and ethanol shortages for the US and Canada:Read More Here

(C3Headlines) – Climate Research From Briffa, Esper, Jones, Moberg & Mann All Confirm The Extreme Medieval Warming

During U.S. Senate testimony (2005), evidence was presented that revealed multiple studies supporting a consensus that the Medieval Period experienced extreme warming that matches or exceeds any modern, post-1970’s warming. The multi-graph below represents the research from major climate researchers that was presented at the Senate testimony. It’s of interest to note that none of these scientists are considered global warming “skeptics.” (Source of multi-graph from 2005 testimony.) Read More Here

(TomNelsonBlog) – Just in time for John Kerry’s global warming bill: Record-breaking cold in Kerry’s Massachusetts

Westover Air Reserve base reported record-breaking cold early Tuesday morning.

Abc40 meteorologist Eric Fisher said the mercury dropped to 26 degrees at about 5 a.m., beating the previous record for the chilliest May 11 set back in 1962 – Source: Tom Nelson Blog

(GrandmasFiresideChat) – “Climategate” & Leaked Emails: Scientists that should be Jailed – Read More Here

(C3Headlines) – Antarctica: It’s Not Melting & Temperature Increase Is Zilch – There’s No CO2 Impact

The AGW hypothesis states that human CO2 emissions will cause the world to warm, with the the globe’s polar areas being especially vulnerable to rapid warming, due to CO2. Without any hesitation, not waiting for any actual empirical evidence, global-warming scientists and activists predicted that Antarctica will melt, causing incredible sea level increases.

It has not come true, and is not about to happen based on real world, scientific reality. Read More Here

(HeraldSun) – Video: Rudd throws more billions down a hole in the ground

It seems Rudd has wasted yet more billions on his green folly: Read More Here

Climategate

(Telegraph) – Coldest weather in 30 years marks the start of a series of extreme winters

After enduring the coldest winter for 30 years, you might have been hoping for some respite from the cold weather. Read More Here

(IceAgeNow) – 120 Record Lows – 7 May 2010

Even more importantly, however, is that many of these records were set
during the past decade – 2001, 2003, 2007.

Breaking a record set during the past ten years shows very clearly that
temperatures are declining.

Rapidly. Read More Here

(MailOnline) – Summer’s just around the corner… but first, brace yourself for snow in May

It might be May but, after the topsy-turvy weather we have seen of late, it was probably inevitable that some snow was on its way.

And it duly arrived yesterday with wintry showers descending on high ground at the Cumbria-County Durham border. Read More Here

Kerry-(Graham)-Lieberman: a monstrous collection of payoffs to big business

(GlobalWarming.org) – The chance that the Senate will pass a comprehensive energy-rationing (a k a climate) bill this year remains close to zero.  BP’s big oil spill in the Gulf changes very little.

The global warming movement peaked last June 26 when the House passed the Waxman-Markey bill.  When members went home for the Fourth of July, many who voted for it discovered that their constituents were angry and mobilized. Continue reading

Climategate

(CommonDreams) – Scientists Speak Out Against Climate Change Deniers’ McCarthy-Like Threats

In a letter published in the journal Science, more than 250 members of the US National Academy of Sciences, including 11 Nobel Prize laureates, condemned the increase in “political assaults” on scientists who argue greenhouse gas emissions are warming the planet. Read More Here

(AmericanThinker) – The Problems with Al Gore

There are two problems with Al Gore. First, he’s a demagogue who lacks an appreciation for the ethics and methods of science. Second, he’s a not a scientist, but a celebrity and politician who does not understand the technical aspects of science. Put succinctly, the man simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about. But Gore is now advising the world on complex technical issues related to energy and climate. That’s a problem for the human race. Read More Here

(AmericanThinker) – Cap-and-Trade Is Back

On Wednesday, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) plan to introduce legislation designed to inflate the cost of energy, strain family budgets, and decimate America’s manufacturing sector — all in the name of supposedly saving the climate. Read More Here

(OnTheHill) – Kerry To Advance Climate Bill Minus Graham

Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) will press ahead with legislation to deal with climate change, even after their erstwhile GOP partner says it will be “impossible” for the bill to pass the Senate.

Kerry and Lieberman released a joint statement Friday announcing their plan to roll out comprehensive energy and climate change legislation this coming Wednesday. If that roll-out goes off as planned, it will mark a major milestone for the bill that has languished in the Senate for most of the last year. Read More Here

Video: Message to the Environmental Movement – Climategate

The world’s leading climate scientists have been embarrassed by the publication of private emails that hide the decline of global temperatures. This is a message to the environmental movement. Continue reading

Climategate

(ClimateRealists) – Climate Policies Based on Distorted Temperatures by Dr. Tim Ball

Weather and climate boondoggles are almost all associated with government agencies and there are two major areas of concern, research and data. Governments control climate research funding so the problem is extended to those they choose to support. What happens if those paid by them find evidence that contradicts the government’s position? Governments control collection and distribution of data. There are many examples of governments creating a record to suit their position. Read More Here

(OzClimateSense) – The Ultimate in Stupidity-Computer Model shows Plants causing Global Warming

Adding to the Everything-Causes-Global -Warming file comes the nuttiest idea yet! Researchers have used computer modelling to show plants actually cause global warming. The research shows surprise,surprise,that the contribution of CO2 to Global Warming is “worse than we thought”. I think that alarmist keyboards have those four words on a function key for fast retrieval. Read More Here

(JoNova) – The smell of money

Thanks to Glenn Beck, we get bit more insight into the tangled web that The House of Global Warming was built on.

Who would have thought? Goldman Sachs has been working hard to save the environment for years. Read More Here

(Sott) – Freak Arctic Weather Precursor to the Coming Ice Age?

Global news networks are churning out endless reports on the UK election, the financial shockwaves hitting Europe and the Times Square hysteria over some fireworks left in a car. What is not being reported prominently are the unprecedented freak weather events happening around across the northern hemisphere: hail, sleet and snow slamming southern California, deluges devastating the central cities of Nashville in the US and Hunan in China, the Korean Peninsula shivering with a record-low spring chill and reports of snow in Mexico and France. Read More Here

MSM: Climate change bill to be unveiled without key GOP supporter

(CNN) – Sens. John Kerry and Joe Lieberman announced Friday that they will unveil long-planned climate change legislation Wednesday, but they’ll move forward without support from a key Republican they’ve worked with for months.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, indicated that he’s not on board with Kerry and Lieberman’s bill. Graham said he believes that the legislation, which includes an expansion of offshore drilling, won’t garner enough votes because of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

“When it comes to getting 60 votes for legislation that includes additional oil and gas drilling with revenue sharing, the climb has gotten steeper because of the oil spill,” the GOP senator said in a news release.

“I believe there could be more than 60 votes for this bipartisan concept in the future,” Graham added. “But there are not nearly 60 votes today and I do not see them materializing until we deal with the uncertainty of the immigration debate and the consequences of the oil spill.” Full article here

Climategate

(UnionLeader) – James M. Taylor: Cap and trade — taxing our way to bankruptcy

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has declared (April 28) that he is making global warming the Senate’s top priority. With legislation likely to impose monumental costs on the nation’s economy while accomplishing no real-world climate benefits, this is a fitting conclusion for a Congress intent on bankrupting the nation through sheer clumsiness and ignorance. Read More Here

(BusinessWeek) – U.S. Carbon Limits to ‘Slightly’ Raise Jobless Rate (Update2)

U.S. limits on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists have linked to climate change would raise the unemployment rate, the Congressional Budget Office said today. Read More Here

(OzClimateSense) – Poll:Most Aussies Don’t Believe in Man-made Global Warming

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a new Galaxy poll showing only 35% of Aussies believe in man-made global warming which is a huge blow to the warming lobby and shows how far out of step the Rudd Government is with the Australian population. Read More Here

(AOLNews) – Late-Season Snow, Frost on the Way

If you thought that all of the winter weather words were packed away in the back of the National Weather Service’s closet, not to be pulled out for months to come, you’re in for a surprise. Two words from the winter glossary — “snow” and “cold” — are going to be mentioned during this first full week of May. Read More Here

(C3Headlines) – Trees of Medieval Warming Period Found Under Swiss Glacier: Scientists Conclude MWP Warmer Than Present

Read here. Map here. Studying the fossil remains of trees located under a Swiss glacier, scientists verify that the treeline was some 200 meters higher than the current one. This indicates that Medieval Warming Period (MWP) was not only warmer, but lasted an extended period.

“Based on radiocarbon dating of the fossil wood remains of eight larch fragments found one meter beneath the surface of the ground at the base of the front of the Piancabella rock glacier,… the authors determined that the wood was formed somewhere between AD 1040 and 1280 …Then, based on this information and “geomorphological, climatological and geophysical observations,” they inferred that “the treeline in the Medieval Warm Period was about 200 meters higher than in the middle of the 20th century, which corresponds to a mean summer temperature as much as 1.2°C warmer than in AD 1950.”…adjusting for warming between 1950 and the present, we calculate
that the MWP was about 0.5°C warmer than the peak warmth of the CWP.”

More climate history postings. – Source: C3 Headlines

(OilPrice) – Climate Change: Money, Politics & Scandals

“With all the hysteria, all the fear, all the phony science, could it be that manmade global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people? I believe it is.” – US Senator James M Inhofe (Republican – Oklahoma), 28 July 2003.
Such is the rallying cry of the climate change denial movement. Since Senator Inhofe made this statement seven years ago, the drive to discredit climate change and the science that underpins it has enjoyed considerable success, even as awareness about climate change and the threat it poses to humanity has gone mainstream. Read More Here

(Fox) – Video: New Revelations on Climategate – Sean Hannity Continue reading

Climategate

(Telegraph) – Whoops! CO2 has almost nothing to do with global warming, discovers top US meteorologist

How we can possibly stop the environmental and energy policy of our next government being based on what US meteorologist Dr Roy Spencer calls “the worst case of mass hysteria the world has known.”? Read More Here

(ClimateChangeFraud) – April 2010 cooler than April 1998

News: the RSS AMSU data for April 2010 are out. The anomaly, 0.546, is the lowest one for 2010 so far. It is the second warmest April on their record but it’s more than 0.3 °C cooler than April 1998 and April 2005 was just a bit cooler than April 2010. Read More Here

(HT) – More on the CCX Carbon Trading Scandal

I have been doing some digging on the CCX carbon trading scandal the last few days, and I came across this 2006 publication by Tseming Yang – a professor at Vermont Law school. It confirms much of what Glenn Beck has already discussed, and sheds more light on the inner workings of the scandal Read More Here

Agenda 21 Alert: Global Warming Freeze?

(Infowars) – As the federal “Cap and Trade’ bill falters in”Congress, and resistance to the”EPA’s 18,000“page new regulation document grows, globalists are trying to bring about expanded control, using the discredited excuse of man made global warming, on a State and local level.”” Continue reading

MSM: Jones feels not so unusually hot, after all

(HeraldSun) – Now even Climategate’s Phil Jones, of the infamous Climatic Research Unit, concedes this warm period isn’t so unprecedented after all. CO2 Science reports on his latest joint paper:

In the words of the seven scientists, “temperatures during the warmest intervals of the Medieval Warm Period,” which they defined as occurring some 900 to 1300 years ago, “were as warm as or slightly warmer than present day Greenland temperatures.”

Climategate

(Investors) – IPCC’s River Of Lies

Global Warming: Another shoe has dropped from the IPCC centipede as scientists in Bangladesh say their country will not disappear below the waves. As usual, the U.N.’s climate charlatans forgot one tiny detail.

It keeps getting worse for the much-discredited Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which seems to have built its collapsing house of climate cards on sand or, more specifically, river sediment. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Deutsche Bank, RWE Raided in German Probe of CO2 Tax (Update2)

German prosecutors searched Deutsche Bank AG and RWE AG in a raid on 230 offices and homes nationwide to investigate 180 million euros ($238 million) of tax evasion linked to emissions trading. Read More Here

(Climate-Skeptic) – This is Science?

This looks like something a bunch of grad students might have dreamed up in a 10-minute brainstorming session over a few beers. Read More Here

(C3Headlines) – EU Research Finds No Increase In Severe Storms – Contradicts AGW Model Predictions

Global warming alarmists and the climate models have long predicted that the frequency of severe storms would increase. Data worldwide indicates otherwise and a new study by an EU researcher confirms this. Read More Here

(ClimateBasics) – The Science of Global Warming in Perspective

History of AGW Fraud. For most of the twentieth century, scientists were unconcerned about global warming, because carbon dioxide saturates (saturation explained below) and cannot do more heating. Whatever CO2 did in the past, adding more CO2 cannot change anything. But then global warming was dug up by environmentalists, and rationalizers took another look at the science and said, maybe saturation does not occur at the top of the atmosphere. As time went on, every element of the science was contrived to promote global warming alarmism. Continue reading

The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud

(Investors) – Cap-And-Trade: While senators froth over Goldman Sachs and derivatives, a climate trading scheme being run out of the Chicago Climate Exchange would make Bernie Madoff blush. Its trail leads to the White House. Continue reading

‘Hide the DeclineVideo: ’ Global Warming Video Creator Says Mann Backlash Effort to ‘Cleanup’ ClimateGate Indiscretion

(NewsBusters) – If you try to sweep your problems under the rug, they’ll go away, right? Michael Mann, a Penn State professor and a central figure in the Climategate scandal and best known for his “hockey stick graph” hopes so.

On Fox News Channel’s April 28 broadcast of “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” Elmer Beauregard of Minnesotans for Global Warming appeared to explain the reasoning behind a video that drew the ire Mann. The video mocked the Penn State professor’s alleged attempt to cover up data from tree rings that would indicate there was no global warming. Video Link Here

Government Report Calls For Global Authority On Planetary Geo-Engineering

(SteveWatson) – A recently published lengthy UK Government report suggests appointing a global body such as the UN to exclusively regulate world wide geoengineering of the planet in order to stave off man made global warming. Continue reading

Clinton: Climate bill could come first

(Politico) – Former president Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he’s hopeful climate bill negotiations will get back on track — even though he understands the frustrations of both Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Democrats looking to move forward on immigration. Continue reading

Video: Record Snowfall Blankets Parts of Vermont

(AP) – A late-season snowstorm dumped up to 2 feet of heavy, wet snow on northern New York, Vermont and New Hampshire by Wednesday morning, cutting off power to thousands, closing some schools and leaving roads slippery. Continue reading

Another Russian Scientist: Arctic Is Cooling

(NoTricksZone) – Yet another Russian scientist believes the Arctic is set for cooling and thus increasing sea ice, this reported in the German version of the Russian online news RIA NOVOSTI (see links below). Scientist Vladimir Sokolov says: Continue reading

Climate change bill collapses in Senate

(PressTV) – A long-awaited climate change bill that would put a price on excessive carbon emissions and generate billions of dollars has been postponed indefinitely.

US Senator John F. Kerry’s 20 years of climate change plans hit the bottom Saturday after Senator Lindsey Graham, who had allied himself with Kerry on the issue, abandoned the effort in an unprecedented move. Continue reading

Climategate

(Guardian) – Climate scientist sues newspaper for ‘poisoning’ global warming debate

Climate modeller Andrew Weaver launches libel action in Canada for publishing ‘grossly irresponsible falsehoods’ Read More Here

(FreedomPub) – Global Warming to Blame for Icelandic Volcanic Eruption

So says Alan Weisman, the author of the best-selling book, The World Without Us — which, considering the tone of his latest piece on CNN.com, seems to be more of a wish than a prediction. Read More Here

(Guardian) – Pachauri: Despite attacks from critics, climate science will prevail

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change acknowledges it has been a rough few months for his organization. But, he argues, no amount of obfuscation and attacks by conspiracy theorists will alter the basic facts — global warming is real and intensifying. Read More Here

(BriefingRoom) – Climategate whitewash excoriated by climate scientists – Judith Curry

While bloggers like OpenParachute’s Ken Perrott and Hot Topic’s Gareth Renowden have tried to claim vindication from the Oxburgh whitewash, many actual scientists have seen the ‘inquiry’ for the scam that it is.

America’s Judith Curry is one of those:

Criticisms of the Oxburgh report that have been made include:  bias of some of the members including the Chair, not examining the papers that are at the heart of the controversies, lack of consideration of the actual criticisms made by Steve McIntyre and others, and a short report with few specifics that implies a superficial investigation.  When I first read the report, I thought I was reading the executive summary and proceeded to look for the details;  well, there weren’t any. And I was concerned that the report explicitly did not address the key issues that had been raised by the skeptics. Upon reading Andrew Montford’s analysis, I learned:  “So we have an extraordinary coincidence – that both the UEA submission to the [UK Parliament’s Science and Technology]  Select Committee and Lord Oxburgh’s panel independently came up with almost identical lists of papers to look at, and that they independently neglected key papers like Jones 1998 and Osborn and Briffa 2006.” I recall reading this statement from one of the blogs, which seems especially apt:  the fire department receives report of a fire in the kitchen; upon investigating the living room, they declare that there is no fire in the house.

There’s far more at the Curry link above. Source: Here

(NoConsensus) – The Stern Review Scandal

The IPCC broke three of its own rules when it cited the Stern Review 25 times in 12 chapters. Read More Here

(Fox) – Fox News: Calls for Investigation of Climategate Grow Continue reading

Liberté, Enlightenté, Entitleté

By Robert Singer

Warning: Reading the following may be hazardous to your mental health. The material herein has caused readers to experience Cognitive Dissonance (CD).

CD is the discomfort felt at the discrepancy between what you already know or believe, and new information or interpretation that contradicts a strongly held belief system – It’s that queasy feeling that rises in your gut and screams, I DON’T BELIEVE THAT!

Because, if you accepted the new information, you would have to admit you been ”had,” or ”conned,” in this case into shopping for stuff to trash the planet.

The benefit of the new information is that the world around you will finally make sense. Hot, flat, and crowded Thomas L. Friedman will finally know what planet George W. Bush is on. Bush lost the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq, but is winning the war on the environment. [1]

At this point, it is advantageous to consider the efforts of writer Andrew Hitchcock, author of The History of the House of Rothschild:

“The Rothschilds have been in control of the world for a very long time, their tentacles reaching into many aspects of our daily lives, and are the hidden hand behind all the social cataclysms in history”: The Revolutions in America, France, Russia, the Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion, also known as the Chinese Revolution that ended the Manchu Dynasty.  [2]

The Rothschild’s revolutions took the real wealth of the world from the monarchs (kings, queens, emperors, empresses) in Europe, China, Russia, America and transferred it in theory to the profane (common man).

The “transfers” under the guise of “isms”, (i.e. Communism, Socialism, Capitalism) were initially republican form of governments “of and by and for the people” later converted to, according to John Adams, second US president, the “tyranny of the majority”, a “democracy”.

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MSM: Quieter activity on Sun may push Britain into a modern-day Little Ice Age

(DailyMail) – Horse racing on frozen rivers? Ice bowling? Activities last seen during Britain’s Little Ice Age could once more be seen, researchers believe.

Having just emerged from a bitterly cold winter the experts are warning that Britain could return to the mini ice-age at the end of the 17th century. This is despite claims that global warming is causing Arctic ice to melt and temperatures to rise. Continue reading

MSM: Climate-Change Bill Avoids ‘Cap-and-Trade’ Tag in U.S. Senate

(Bloomberg) – When Tea Party activists began protesting last July, it wasn’t the health-care overhaul that set them off. The target was a cap-and-trade bill, designed to limit carbon emissions, that had passed the U.S. House of Representatives a few days before. Continue reading