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Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 5:14 PM EDT
Now here is a real change for the Observer by Juliette Jowit, environment editor, they are letting people know that most Britons doubt cause of climate change.....Now lets have a poll on how many Journalists think the same!
The majority of the British public is still not convinced that climate change is caused by humans - and many others believe scientists are exaggerating the problem, according to an exclusive poll for The Observer.
The results have shocked campaigners who hoped that doubts would have been silenced by a report last year by more than 2,500 scientists for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which found a 90 per cent chance that humans were the main cause of climate change and warned that drastic action was needed to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The findings come just before the release of the government's long-awaited renewable energy strategy, which aims to cut the UK's greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent over the next 12 years.
Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 6:22 AM EDT
We thought we would include this latest example of the "Man Made Climate Change" scare mongering, this time it's from the Washington Post by Juliet Eilperin concerning the Climate Change Science Program.
The fact it uses the word Science in the heading is completely misleading, there is NO science in "Man Made Climate Change".
Have a look at these quote's from the article and ask yourself is this fact or fantasy: -
In a conference call with reporters, Karl and the other co-chair, Gerald A. Meehl, senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, said there is no doubt that human-generated heat-trapping gases have helped intensify both the Southwest's current drought and heavy downpours, which have been increasing at a rate three times that of average precipitation over the past century.
As greenhouse-gas emissions rise, North America is likely to experience more droughts and excessive heat in some regions even as intense downpours and hurricanes pound others more often, according to a report issued yesterday by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.
Report on Climate Predicts Extremes
The 162-page study, which was led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, provides the most comprehensive assessment yet of how global warming has helped to transform the climate of the United States and Canada over the past 50 years --and how it may do so in the future.
Thursday, June 19th 2008, 5:15 AM EDT
We included this article from the Guardian by Mark Lynas as he makes a point regarding his qualifications to determine if there is "Man Made Climate Change". Mark Lynas is author of Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, which has just received the 2008 Royal Society science writing book prize.
Could Mark be getting ready to jump ship or has he started to question his stance on MMCC, you would not think so looking at this quotation.
'That vast majority of those who dismiss the reality of global warming are simply ignorant' ... Mark Lynas.
"So, are you a scientist then?" It's a very frequent question whenever someone finds out that I write about global warming. No, I reply, though the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change once referred to me - entirely incorrectly - as Dr Lynas. But that's as close as I'm ever going to get. I'm a journalist - or worse - a campaigner. So how can I be trusted to convey meaningful information about a subject as complex and controversial as climate change?
Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 7:32 PM EDT
One of Britain's best loved MP, Ann Widdecombe, mentioned her views on Global Warming in her Daily Express column: -
MUCH has been made of my voting with the Government to allow the police to detain terror suspects for 42 days, rather than 28, in special cases. Yet there was a more important vote last week, in which I was one of only three Members of Parliament to vote against the might of all parties and defy the Climate Change Bill which will cost Britain hundreds of billions of pounds, will not mean any other country has to follow suit and, as we are responsible for only two per cent of the world’s carbon emissions, will make no difference to the climate or to global warming.
Climate change has become a religion, with anyone who dares to throw out a question or two instantly accused of heresy. I have had my doubts for some time, and certainly about major nilateral action on the part of the UK, but these have crystalised since reading Nigel Lawson’s book An Appeal To Reason, subtitled A Cool Look At Global Warming.
Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 8:55 AM EDT
The Washington Times by Wesley Pruden decided to shame Al Gore with some down to earth facts about the history of "Man Made" fear mongering.
We were all supposed to be dead now, done in by AIDS, the gift of the gays. After that it was SARS, bequeathed to the world by China. Then it was avian flu, which, to be fair to the alarmists, did in fact result in the deaths of millions.
The millions were all chickens, true, but chickens have feelings, too. You could ask the folks at PETA.
One by one these terrors subsided, done in by reality, which is never as much fun as telling ghost stories around the campfire. (Let's not forget the killer bees.) The hysterics in newsrooms and faculty lounges stumbled on, and finally found something truly hot, hot as in hip, and this one came with a messiah to lead us to heaven on earth. Now those hallelujahs and hosannas are beginning to subside as well. Reality is stripping even Al Gore of his priestly robes (in earth tones).
Saturday, June 14th 2008, 4:42 AM EDT
"What do you expect" springs to mind when we read this article from the Guardian by Martin Wainwright.
This is a story of a group of people who stopped a "coal" train going to a power station. The protesters were all "pumped up" that they would save the world from "Man Made Climate Change", it would therefore seem that no matter what they did, they would be seen to be heroes!
How's this for a new name to people who wish to save the world from MMCC by such acts, CLIMATE LUDDITES
Al Gore you should be proud of your work, what will these "Climate Luddites" do next to save the world? Stop people driving cars? Blockade airports? Stop third world development?
Climate protesters hijack coal train heading for Britain's biggest power station, Drax, in North Yorkshire
Climate change campaigners have hijacked a train carrying coal to Britain's biggest power station, swarming on to the roof of its 20 huge trucks.
The 40 protesters stopped the regular delivery service to Drax in Yorkshire disguised as railway workers in yellow warning jackets and waving red flags, having read up on standard railway safety rules.
The ambush took place at an iron girder bridge over the river Aire between the villages of Gowdall and Hirst Courteney at 8am BST. One group then used the bridge girders and climbing equipment to scale the 12ft high trucks.
Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 4:22 PM EDT
In the The Daily Utah Chronicle by Andrew Cengiz, there is a very good article concerning the lack of debate on the "Global Warming" issue.
Academic freedom and academic courage are taking a major blow in the United States. Academic courage looks like Galileo, who opposed the Roman Catholic Church's Ptolemaic theory and was imprisoned. He sought truth despite the consequence and regardless of what was popular. This is the courage we are lacking.
Akin to the Catholic Church's control of exploring new ideas during the first few centuries, our government is failing to support and share research that doesn't support their agenda.
This control of ideas is most visible in the current debate surrounding the cause of global warming. There is much evidence and scientific testimony that humans are negatively affecting the Earth's temperature through release of greenhouse gases.
Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 1:16 PM EDT
Now this is a story that could frighten you, it's from the Times by Mark Henderson (Science Editor), apparently living in a world with an increased amount of CO2 in the atmosphere will.......
“Our observations verify concerns, based on laboratory experiments and model predictions, that marine food webs will be severely disrupted and major ecological tipping-points are likely if human CO2 emissions continue unabated.”
Its up to you if you want to read the full article below, but be warned, your "Man Made Climate Change" anxiety levels will start to increase as this is meant to be a very serious article.
We take this sort of article with a very large pinch of salt as the science behind this is not regarded as being credible. It's another attempt to show the danger of increased CO2, thus trying to support the industry of "Man Made Climate Change"
Monday, June 9th 2008, 2:50 PM EDT
In the Guardian by Alok Jha (science correspondent) we have a report of some dissent in the ranks as the UK Government "lacks clarity" over the business of funding the capture of climate changing CO2!
The article is a farce from to start to finish, and has a geologist, one of the UK's foremost authorities on CCS (carbon capture and storage), informing you that if the UK does not do something soon the sky will fall in on chicken little.
If you suffer from "Man Made Climate Change" anxiety, do not read this article.
The UK will fall behind the rest of the world in developing one of the key technologies in the fight against climate change because of "incoherence and timidity" by the government, according to a leading expert.
Stuart Haszeldine of the Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage at the University of Edinburgh criticised the government for its "clumsy" handling of a competition intended to foster development of carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technique to reduce the carbon emissions of power stations run on fossil fuels. He said the policy is leaving the UK is behind its international competitors.
Haszeldine, a geologist and one of the UK's foremost authorities on CCS, will detail his criticisms in a report published tomorrow by the centre-right Policy Exchange thinktank. It comes as Gordon Brown faces pressure to strengthen the climate change bill, which will be debated by MPs this week. Almost two-thirds of Labour backbench MPs have signed a petition calling for it to include commitments for a bigger cut in greenhouse gas emissions.
Sunday, June 8th 2008, 4:18 PM EDT
A great blog appeared in the Telegraph by By Christopher Booker, he summarised a hectic week for CO2 Sceptic news......
There is something comically forlorn about the BBC's continued efforts to promote its frenetically one-sided belief in global warming. It was inevitably quick, for instance, to pick up on that bishop who suggested anyone who refuses to save the planet from global warming was morally comparable with Josef Fritzl, the Austrian who fathered seven children on the daughter he kept for 24 years in a dungeon. But how about these headlines?
"Globally, 2008 significantly cooler than last year", "Global temperatures dive in May". Not a word about this on the BBC, although they summarised two items on the Watts Up With That website run by the US meteorologist Anthony Watts, reporting the latest data from Dr Roy Spencer, formerly head of climate studies for Nasa.