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Global Warning

Recently. there was a ridiculous sentence on the evening TV news and  it sums up what is wrong with the reporting of Global Warming: “Thousands of people have died worldwide as a result of climate change caused by global warming and the Greenhouse Effect.”  More confusion between HOT WEATHER and CLIMATE CHANGE.

The Greenhouse effect is not a new phenomenon. In 1824, French scientist, Fourier first described the “greenhouse effect”.  Nearly 150 years later in 1965, a President’s Advisory Committee, working for Lyndon B Johnson first put the greeenhouse effect onto the political agenda. They said that the phenomenon was a matter of real concern. THAT was 45 years ago.

Many scientists remain sceptical about Man-Made global warming but unfortunately it is the global-warming alarmists who currently have a stranglehold on the politicians. Why? Because it is the scaremongers who are helping governments to generate BILLIONS in additional revenue. Phenomena such as the 2008 global temperatures – there was Global Cooling – are ignored – and explained in terms of warming.

That’s similar to the Holocaust being described in terms of God’s infinite wisdom and mercy.

The confusion and selective  data-publication are further polluted by differing opinion. For instance, some scientists believe that variations in the Earth’s temperature are governed by cosmic rays – the sun’s activity. Then there are those who say that any rises in ocean temperature can be attributed to under-water volcanic activity. Yet others say that the Earth’s heating/cooling is cyclical and that we are currently experiencing the warm period which immediately precedes an Ice Age.

There is another school of thought which states that humanity would not-only survive but thrive in a warmer climate. Currently the Earth’s atmosphere contains about 440 parts per million (PPM) of Carbon Dioxide. During the age of Dinosaurs, there were 5000 PPM of Carbon Dioxide. In those days, life thrived, there were huge forests and dinosaurs evolved into birds and ultimately – primates.

So, an atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration of more than 10 times current levels did not produce uncontrollable global warming.

The politicians’ solutions have generated a vast market in “Carbon Offsets” – literally hot air. How appropriate.

We should be devising methods of dealing with any future global warming and not trying to behave like gods in somehow trying to arrest a phenomenon which we still don’t fully understand.

What would the politicians be asking us to do if the Earth was cooling? Scrap all small cars and drive 4X4 gas-guzzlers? Produce MORE pollution? It really does not make sense.

Finally – would you rather live in a greenhouse or a freezer?

Global Cock-up

Today,  the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has admitted a huge “error”.

In 2007, the IPCC said that  Himalayan Glaciers “would be gone”  by 2035. There was no misunderstanding – they were quite unequivocal.

Their 2007 statement shocked the scientific world because in places,  Himalayan glaciers are between an eighth  and quarter of a mile thick. Such a robust statement from the IPCC suggested that we were well and truly on the slippery slope to out-of-control Global Warming. This is what the IPCC said in their report:

“Glaciers in the Himalayas are receding faster than in any other part of the world… the likelihood of them disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high,”

What they did not say however, was that four leading glacier scientist had told them prior to the publication of their report that it was simply impossible for glaciers to melt that fast. 

The vice chair of the IPCC, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele,  acknowledged his mistake by saying to the BBC :  “If we can uncover it, and explain it and change it, it should strengthen the IPCC’s credibility, showing that we are ready to learn from our mistakes.” Dr vanYpersele is a Brussels-born Physicist whose research was on the subject of the effect of global warming on Antarctic sea ice. The research was completed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado. He is an expert.

He went on to say that the error doesn’t bring the   idea of global warming into question and that the four scientists who first challenged the glacier-melting mistake agreed.

It does make you wonder why they made such a bold statement – whether it was just an honest mistake of whether there was some sort of political “naughtiness-with-intent”. (Let’s be charitable).

In the last few months, we have had the University of East Anglia “Climategate” emails , the IPCC “mistake” and the coldest Northern Hemisphere winter for several years.

Gradually, the concept of Anthropogenic Global Warming is taking-on all the characteristics of a dodgy evangelical belief-system rather than a proven scientific phenomenon.

Think about this: If the human race was dragged into a Courtroom and accused of Global Warming, would there be enough evidence to convict – or would there be reasonable doubt?

 

Eco-friendly Vibrators?

“Run Rabbit….run rabbit…”

The Copenhagen Conference on climate change reminds us that there are many ways in which we can help the environment.

For some consumers, good environmental citizenship is important even when choosing sex accessories.

No longer will the eco-conscious  tolerate mass-produced plastic personal vibrators because they are made with softeners called phthalates. Some body lubricants contain toxic chemicals more typically found in antifreeze and many leather restraints are made as a by-product of the beef industry. The use of leather-made bondage equipment can also compromise your vegetarian or vegan credentials.

A recent issue of Time magazine described a market in organic lubricants, biodegradable whips and handcuffs, vegan condoms, and glass or mahogany vibrators. Hand-crankable clockwoprk models are becoming increasingly popular as they eliminate the need for batteries. 

Some Catholic Church officials have also jumped on the eco-bandwagon by embracing the concept to further denounce chemical and latex birth controls, re-emphasising the traditional “rhythm” family planning as the back-to-nature, eco-friendly contraception method.

One therefore supposes that vibrators with a “kick start”  and the 50cc modified chain-saw motor are also harmful to the environment.

 

Woman in Sex Shop ” I’ll have that one over there, on the shelf behind you”

Shop Assistant: “It’s not for sale.”

Woman: “Why not?”

Shop Assistant: ” That’s my Thermos flask.”

Global Warming – the last word!

 

It is unlikely that President Obama will  be attending the Climate conference in Copenhagen. They say that it is because he has other things on his mind. The U.S economy is faltering, the dollar is about to “tank” and the unemployment rate has just crossed 10%. There could be another reason.

He may be one of the few world leaders who is a heretic to Man-made Global Warming.  NOT Global Warming – just the Man-made bit.

Global warming is man-made. It is man-made in the same sense that Anglicanism, vegetarianism, Political Correctness and all other belief-systems  are.

Yes, Man-made Global Warming is indeed anthropogenic . It only exists in the human mind and its doctrines and rituals have  developed into a battle against  a modern evil.  Governments are gearing up for all-out war against Global Warming – a modern crusade.

Some say that we have started to battle an evil beyond our control – an evil which we have created. In the same way that Christians are born with original sin which resulted from the “Fall of Man” . Man’s industrialisation has produced ”The Fall 2″.

Man-Made Global Warming (MMGW) has all the characteristics of a religion. We have created a modern (but Godless) religion which bases its doctrines in Selective Science.

There are  six  main characteristics of a religion:

(1)  The belief in a power beyond the individual

(2)  A doctrine of salvation

(3) A code of conduct

(4) The use of sacred stories

(5) Religious rituals

(6) Intolerance of other faiths and disbelievers or “deniers”.

The essential qualities of a religion are maintained and passed from person to person by sources, called authority, which the followers accept as sacred.

Our new Global-Warming beliefs are propped up  by the  sharing  and passing-on of superficial “knowledge” and half-truths, supposedly based in science. Selective Science.

The phrase “It is the Word of God” is now  replaced by “It has been proved scientifically”.  

There is a fundamental difference between Science and Religion . Science demands disbelief but Religion demands belief.

Science CHALLENGES, Religion ACCEPTS.

One hears statements about “the clash” between science and religion. There can never be a clash because they do not intersect. That is in spite of the fact that various attempts have been made to explain scientific phenomena using religion  and vice-versa.

There is a very subtle aspect of science which is not always understood and that is the FACT that science does not deal with fact – it deals with observation and measurement. Science does not believe. Occasionally science accepts – but it only accepts THEORIES.

For instance we have the Theory of Evolution, Theory of Relativity, Newtons Theory of Universal Gravitation and many other THEORIES.

Whenever a MMGW Mullah tells you “These are the facts – you can’t deny facts. You have to believe the facts”, be very suspicious because it is only religion that demands “belief”. Science demands disbelief. Science does not accept – it challenges. 

Science has none of the arrogance of Religion and the MMGW worshipers ARE arrogant.

In the Middle Ages, Papal indulgences were sold to absolve individuals of sin. Nowadays, we can purchase Carbon offsets to absolve ourselves. We are not purifying our souls, just the atmosphere.

Many  religions demand a devil figure. The MMGW devil is Carbon Dioxide. That is a strange one  because Carbon and Oxygen are the two basic components of life and there is substantial evidence that increases in atmospheric Carbon Dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments.” – that last statement is in quotes because it forms part of a petition created by Frederick Seitz in response to the 1997 Kyoto protocol. The petition was signed by 31,000 scientists and was revived last year as a counter to Al Gore’s self-serving propaganda  film “An Inconvenient Truth” which was so propaganda-packed that even  Leni Riefenstahl would have been proud. 

( Seitz died on 2nd March 2008, aged 96. Obituary here.  The Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change was signed in New York two days later on 4th March 2008. See it here.)

The Seitz petition denies that Man is responsible for global warming.

Carbon Dioxide sits right at the front of the food chain – yet it is now vilified as “chocking”, “toxic”, “poisonous”, “killer” etc. It is truly the Devil.

A religion spreads through missionaries, evangelists and prophets. All religions have some sort of expansionary mechanism. The new evangelists are the politicians , the Cardinals and Mullahs are the Foreign Ministers and Heads of State.

Only one  – the audacious Al Gore  tried to seize the opportunity to become the New Messiah -but he’s been crucified.

The only thing that discredited Gore was the mistake of attempting to present  scientific opinion as fact. Another user of Selective Science.

The threat of eternal damnation and the fires of hell used to frighten the masses. The long-term threat is no longer spiritual but it still involves high temperatures – it is the threat of uncontrollable Global Warming itself.

The Bible had the flood – we are going to have rising sea levels and guess what – we brought both on ourselves through our collective naughtiness. Noah built the Ark. Just watch – architects will soon be designing floating cities.

Those of you with children will know that indoctrination is now taking place in schools – and the beliefs instilled from the age of 5 or 6 will be very difficult to shift in years to come.

The human race used to be able to absorb a new religion in a matter of years. Worryingly – the same process is now completed in months.

Marxism, the political religion of the early 20th century took a decade as did Nazism. More attractive belief systems such as Scientology and Veganism caught on much faster.

The blind belief in MMGW took a couple of years to take hold and it will possess us for years to come.

Looking back through history, there are many examples of  the so-called heretics who showed dissent and whose thinking did not correspond with the majority’s belief. Yes the earth is at the centre of the Universe!” 

Here is an example of the contempt with which the Global Warming Establishment treats dissenters. Have a look at this Daily Telegraph link. The Telegraph was one of the few journals to publish anything at all about the Manhattan Declaration signed by 500 scientists in March 2008:

CLICK HERE

Worldwide, the winter of 2007/2008 was one of the most coldest and savage since records began. Even that can be explained  by the Global Warming Clergy. Don’t forget : contradiction and irrationality are part of religion – they add to the “mystique”. The “facts” have to fit the belief because the belief does not always fit the facts.

Ten years ago, el Nino warmed the planet but there has been no real increase in the overall global temperature.  We have seen lots of polar bears on small icebergs but no figures.
 
Icebergs have always been around as have hungry polar bears but nowadays, they are PROOF(!) that the planet is off to Hell on a handcart (or should that be a bandwagon?)

So the polar ice caps are melting and the sea is warmer. Some scientists believe that rising sea temperatures are cause by undersea volcanic activity. The Global Warming mullahs just laugh at such preposterous claims – even though there is data. The laugh in the same way that the Vatican laughed at Copernicus  when he suggested that the Earth was not at the centre of the universe.
 
Surely, if any changes in weather patterns are man-made, the last ten years would have produced quite appreciable changes.  India and China, (to name but two) have been burning fossil fuels like the clappers. So where are the mild winters that we were promised?

The combination of man’s overwhelming desire to believe cemented by his unbreakable and ancient herding and congregating instincts means that any counter-arguments will be ignored and mocked because We have the facts which are ….well….FACTS.  The accepted facts belong to the believers and if you don’t agree – you are not part of this congregation.”

At least the control of the masses through taxation has not changed. The Roman Catholic Church told us that if we gave money and goods to the church we would reap the reward in Heaven. 

Now the principle is the same and the fiscal control isstill  there  but the promise is a ” better world for our children”.  One presumes that “better” means cooler. Incidentally, has anyone completed the calculations so that we know exactly how many degrees less the temperature is going to be if we do as we are told? No? I thought not. What exactly did they decide at the Kyoto Synod?

Science used to be the triumph of humanity over superstition but we forgot how powerful superstition is.

Science is now hostage of the Global Warming superstition. The interesting twist is that we (the human race) have been taught that we are an eternal being. That has given us a certain degree of arrogance which in turn has made us believe that 150 years of human industrial activity has affected the 4.5 billion-year-old Earth to such an extent that there will be irreversible changes.

That’s 150 out of 4,500,000,000.

Where’s Big G when you need him?

Freaked Out Over SuperFreakonomics

The following article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on 27th October 2009. It is reproduced here with the kind permission of the author Brett Stephens. Brett writes the Journal’s “Global View” column on foreign affairs, which runs every Tuesday in the U.S. and is also published in the European and Asian editions of the paper. In 2004, Brett was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, where he is also a media fellow. Continue reading Freaked Out Over SuperFreakonomics

Postman Prat

  • Royal Mail is going to hire 30,000 workers to “help” during the impending strike. Usually the  Post Office hires only an additional 15,000 staff for the Christmas rush. Let us hope that this blatantly provocative gesture by the Royal Mail management does not backfire. Let us also hope that in their haste, they do not forget to run proper background checks on the people that they hire and so keep the number of thieves and terrorists to a minimum. Expensive temporary labour plus the millions in lost revenue, plus the damage to the business does not, on the face of it look like the ideal plan. Adam Crozier, Royal Mail’s boss has taken a leaf out of Rupert Murdoch’s lexicon of nastiness. Remember when there was that big falling out with the print unions? Murdoch had an alternative workforce “ready to go” when the unions objected to modernisation and job losses. Where is that all-powerful print union nowadays? Continue reading Postman Prat

Global Warning.

” This morning it was as big as Nigella’s arse.”

 

We are currently experiencing the coldest December for 30 years.
 
There are sectors of society which are welcoming the news – for instance, the antiques trade has always enjoyed a severe cold-snap – especially if it was linked to old dears not being able to afford to heat their homes. Really severe cold weather has always livened up antiques markets and auction houses. By late Spring there should  be a very welcome glut of Clarice Cliff tea sets and Edwardian walnut sideboards. The antiques trade curses Gordon Brown and his heating allowances.
 
There is another “up side” to a cold December – the Global Warming Mullahs have shut up. Are they the same people who warned us about the Millennium Bug and Bird Flu?
 
A 30-something designer-dishevelled professor from a redbrick university will soon be wheeled out on the 6 o’clock news to tell us – with just the right touch of rakish gravitas – that the cold weather is caused by man-made Global Warming. The true believers will nod knowingly – for they know that he will have spoken the “universally accepted scientific fact”. But is that so?
 
The funny thing is that since el Nino warmed the planet ten years ago, there has been no real increase in the overall global temperature. If  there is any doubt – what are the figures? Has anyone seen the actual temperature charts? We have seen lots of polar bears on small icebergs but no figures.
 
Icebergs have always been around as have hungry polar bears but nowadays, they are PROOF(!) that the planet is off to Hell on a handcart (or should that be a bandwagon?)
 
Surely, if any changes in weather patterns are man-made, the last ten years would have produced quite appreciable changes.  India and China, (to name but two) have been burning fossil fuels like the clappers. So where are the mild winters that we were promised?
 
I’m off to buy a furniture removal van followed by a quick glance at the Obits.
 
Recession – what recession?

Oil be damned!!

oil-tank.jpg“All species expand as much as resources allow and predators, parasites, and physical conditions permit. When a species is introduced into a new habitat with abundant resources that accumulated before its arrival, the population expands rapidly until all the resources are used up.”
– David Price, Energy and Human Evolution

Then they die.

It has been demonstrated on numerous occasions that all species suffer population collapse or species extinction if they overshoot and degrade the carrying capacityof their ecology.

For instance, in 1944, 29 reindeer were brought to St Matthew Island . Initially there were abundant food sources and the reindeer population increased dramatically. There were no predators to cull the population.

About 20 years after they were first introduced, the reindeer had overshot the food carrying capacity of the island, and there was a sudden, massive die-off.  About 99% of the reindeer died of starvation.

The human race has its own St Matthew Island – it is called Earth. We have no predators to keep our population is check, so we self-regulate in a very limited way by occasionally carrying out our own culls through the self-designed joint mediums of war and disease.

The reindeer on St Matthew Island ran out of food – and although we are also running out of food, it is oil and gas that we regard as our most precious resource. Just like the reindeer which died after munching their way through the very last bits of moss, we are about to pump and burn our way through the last droplet of oil and final whiff of gas .

The reindeer of St Matthew island will have ended their days scratching  at the earth looking for moss in places where they had never looked before. No doubt they would have found scraps which kept them going for another few days.

When a commodity has a high-enough value, it is worth looking for it in places where you possibly would not have bothered when there was lots of it available.

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THE ANTARCTIC OIL

Two years ago, Ali Bakhtiari, a former senior adviser for the National Iranian Oil Company, said at a meeting of international Antarctic specialists in Hobart that pressure to drill in Antarctica could soon become irresistible – and  he was right.

“I hope it will not happen because that would create enormous difficulties, but when you have the enormous price increase that I can foresee governments and companies will want to find oil anywhere,” he said in 2006.

“There is now only one frontier province left and that is Antarctica,” he was quoted as saying by Australia’s national news agency AAP.

Bakhtiari predicted the world’s oil production rate would peak at 81 million barrels per day and decline to roughly 55 million barrels per day by 2020, pitching oil prices to “stratospheric levels“.

Even two years ago , he could not have foreseen the damage that a combination of supply (OPEC’s intransigence, Nigeria’s instability and America’s untidy foreign policy),  speculation (George Soros and his troupe of keyboard-bashing monkeys)  and demand (India, China),  could do to the current (2008) price of oil.

In 7 or 8 years about one-third of the world’s remaining oil supply will be gone and the “stratospheric” price of oil and gas will probably cause a world recession on such a scale as to endanger our lives. Hopefully that will signal the wake-up call that stops us all being so parochial and we develop a concept of cross-border responsibility which is not driven by charity and the West’s brand of one-sided economics, waste and ugly self-interest.

Seven countries have made territorial claims in Antarctica, but not all countries recognize these claims. No change there !

The 1961 Antarctic Treaty established the legal framework for the management of Antarctica and has 28 decision-making members, including the seven that claim portions of the continent. Imagine Antarctica as a large cake with seven  greedy schoolboys gathered round it – who will get the biggest piece?

The Magnificent Seven  are Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, Norway, and Britain.

The United States and Russia have reserved the right to make claims and the US does not recognize the claims of others. The playground bullies know that no-one will dare reach for a slice of cake until they have given permission!

Antarctica is protected from mineral exploration under the Madrid Protocol, which bans mining, but the prohibition can be changed at any time if all 28 signatory countries agree.

We can look forward to lots of countries sticking lots of flags  in the snow. That will be followed by lots of flags being kicked over and moved and more meetings.

THE ARCTIC OIL

Currently, it looks as if both the top and bottom of the earth are about to be plundered because an estimated 90 billion barrels of undiscovered but technically recoverable oil — three years of world consumption — lie north of the Arctic Circle, the U.S. Geological Survey reported this week.

While the oil, along with vast quantities of natural gas, will be extremely difficult to extract, the promise is enough to make the frozen north the new — and maybe last — frontier for world energy producers.

According to geology and probability, undiscovered oil and gas are thought to be present . If they’re further confirmed, they will become  reserves and (hopefully) some of OPEC’s smugness will fade.

Currently, the five nations that border the Arctic — the United States, Russia, Denmark, Canada and Norway — all have their eyes on what geologists say is about a quarter of the world’s undiscovered but technically recoverable oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids.

According to the new survey, the Arctic Alaskan Province, which includes offshore seabeds, has the greatest potential for undiscovered oil  – an estimated 30 billion barrels.

Mark Myers, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey, said he hoped that the new estimates would contribute to future energy decisions.

“Before we can make decisions about our future use of oil and gas and related decisions about protecting endangered species, native communities and the health of our planet, we need to know what’s out there,” he said in a statement. They always say stuff like that just before digging holes.

Look out elks and Inuits.

Geologist Donald Gautier, who led the study, added, In our judgment, the Arctic Alaska Province is the most obvious place to look for oil north of the Arctic Circle right now.”

While Arctic Alaska has the greatest undiscovered energy potential, other big stocks are thought to lie in the Amerasia Basin north of the two continents and also east of Greenland.

The West Siberian Basin contained the most undiscovered natural gas, with 651 trillion cubic feet, followed by the East Barents Basins, with 318 trillion cubic feet, and Arctic Alaska, with 221 trillion cubic feet.

The geological survey didn’t consider the cost of recovery, but will publish an economic analysis of likely costs next year, said Brenda Pierce, the coordinator of the agency’s Energy Resources Programme.

Energy companies have already identified more than 400 oil and gas fields north of the Arctic Circle. High energy prices and global warming are making the forbidding region more inviting than ever.

The next ten years-or-so will prove challenging.  There will be reports, commissions, meetings, summits, signatures and threats.

That will be followed by the USA declaring a “war on ice” and attempting to take what it needs.

China will then look up from its workbench, flex its muscles, crack its knuckles and then we’ll all find out if that bloke who predicted Armageddon was right.

The Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change

This declaration was made on March 4th 2008.

(The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change’, March 2 – March 4, 2008 was attended by over 500 people (scientists, economists, policy makers, etc.), with over 100 speakers delivering keynote addresses, or participating in panel discussions.)

The Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change

‘Global warming’ is not a global crisis

We, the scientists and researchers in climate and related fields, economists, policymakers, and business leaders, assembled at Times Square, New York City, participating in the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change,

Resolving that scientific questions should be evaluated solely by the scientific method;

Affirming that global climate has always changed and always will, independent of the actions of humans, and that carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant but rather a necessity for all life;

Recognising that the causes and extent of recently observed climatic change are the subject of intense debates in the climate science community and that oft-repeated assertions of a supposed ‘consensus’ among climate experts are false;

Affirming that attempts by governments to legislate costly regulations on industry and individual citizens to encourage CO2 emission reduction will slow development while having no appreciable impact on the future trajectory of global climate change.

Such policies will markedly diminish future prosperity and so reduce the ability of societies to adapt to inevitable climate change, thereby increasing, not decreasing, human suffering;

Noting that warmer weather is generally less harmful to life on Earth than colder:

Hereby declare: That current plans to restrict anthropogenic CO2 emissions are a dangerous misallocation of intellectual capital and resources that should be dedicated to solving humanity’s real and serious problems.That there is no convincing evidence that CO2 emissions from modern industrial activity has in the past, is now, or will in the future cause catastrophic climate change.That attempts by governments to inflict taxes and costly regulations on industry and individual citizens with the aim of reducing emissions of CO2 will pointlessly curtail the prosperity of the West and progress of developing nations without affecting climate.That adaptation as needed is massively more cost-effective than any attempted mitigation and that a focus on such mitigation will divert the attention and resources of governments away from addressing the real problems of their peoples.

That human-caused climate change is not a global crisis.

Now, therefore, we recommend –

That world leaders reject the views expressed by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as well as popular, but misguided works such as An Inconvenient Truth.

That all taxes, regulations, and other interventions intended to reduce emissions of CO2 be abandoned forthwith.

Agreed at New York, 4 March 2008. [End of Declaration]

Now go and Google  and read “Not by Fire but by Ice”  by Robert W. Felix

After you have read the above book, please read:

“An Appeal To Reason: A Cool Look At Global Warming” by Nigel Lawson