Anthropogenic Global Warming - the belief that there is world-wide "global warming" that's caused by human activity - is quickly coming unraveled as more and more legitimate scientists who aren't dependent upon government "crisis" managementfundingare being finally heard from. It's all making Al Gore look like an idiot (which we really already knew, of course.) More importantly, it's making the Nobel committee look like a bunch of idiots.
Since this all began (the nonsense of AGW), none of the alarmist proponents have ever been able to explain why the ice caps on MARS have also been shrinking during the brief period of warming on this planet. Unless there are SUVs running around up there that our landers have so far been unable to detect, it MUST be solar activity that's responsible. The AGW crowd has consistently denied that as the probably source of the miniscule warming that has occurred over the past 100 years or so, however. When global warming stopped around 1998 and actually cooling began, these people changed their paradigm to "Climate Change," instead. That SHOULD have been our first clue that something was amiss, but the globalist, elitist socialists realized that the global warming theory was falling apart before their very eyes so had to come up with a new theory to match the actual, observed facts.
As Channel 4 is once again fiercely criticised by the TV watchdog for distorting the views of climate scientists, George Monbiot lays bare the channel's shameful history of misleading its viewers on global warming.Updated from The Telegraph, Register, BBC & Independent below
So here we go again. For the second time, Channel 4 has been fiercely criticised by the broadcasting regulator for a programme attacking environmental science. For the second time, the director was Martin Durkin.
Ten years ago, his series Against Nature was found to have misled his interviewees about "the content and purpose of the programmes" and distorted their views "through selective editing". Now Ofcom has ruled that the programme he made last year — The Great Global Warming Swindle — treated two scientists and an organisation (the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) unfairly. For the second time, Channel 4 will have to make an embarrassing primetime statement.
Bureaucrats at the American Physical Society (APS) have issued a curious warning to their members about an article in one of their own publications. Don't read this, they say - we don't agree with it. But what is it about the piece that is so terrible, that like Medusa, it could make men go blind?
It's an article that examines the calculation central to climate models. As the editor of the APS's newsletter American Physics Jeffrey Marque explains, the global warming debate must be re-opened.
"There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do not agree with the IPCC conclusion that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are very probably likely to be primarily responsible for the global warming that has occurred since the Industrial Revolution. Since the correctness or fallacy of that conclusion has immense implications for public policy and for the future of the biosphere, we thought it appropriate to present a debate within the pages of P&S concerning that conclusion," he wrote.
American Physics invited both believers and sceptics to submit articles, and has published a submission by Viscount Monckton questioning the core calculation of the greenhouse gas theory: climate sensitivity. The believers are represented by two physicists from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, who state that:
On Thursday, former U. S. vice-president Al Gore delivered a major address calling on his country to abandon all fossil fuels within 10 years. By 2018, U. S. electricity and fuel should come entirely from "renewable energy and truly clean, carbon-free sources," he said. Tickets to the event encouraged attendees to "please use public transit, bicycling or other climate-friendly means" to reach the lecture hall.
So how did Mr. Gore and his retinue arrive? In two Lincoln Town Cars and a full-sized SUV that sat idling with the air conditioners blasting while the Gore party was inside.
It was 34 C in Washington. Al Gore can't be expected to get into an overheated vehicle after he's worked up a sweat telling others how to save the planet.