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US Govt Caught Hiding Earthquake Data to Discredit Climate Skeptic Expert?

By: John O’ Sullivan

New evidence shows US is not reporting worrying increase in earthquake activity predicted by independent skeptic expert.

Independent observers are monitoring an upsurge in seismic activity that began occurring across the United States during April 5 and 6 2011. It is feared that an earthquake similar in magnitude or greater than that which recently devastated Japan may hit the U.S. any time.

A live feed from the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) internet seismic server inexplicably went offline several times in a two-day period at a time when it appears increased seismic activity was occurring across the United States. The ANSS has offered no explanation for the anomaly.

The tremors are occurring at the precise time forecasted by Piers Corbyn, a leading British astrophysicist and weather forecaster. Corbyn believes heightened solar activity impacts not only our climate but also sets off earthquakes. Lately charged particles from solar flares have impacted our planet’s upper atmosphere at speeds of 560 miles per second.

Citizen Scientists Expose Government Cover Up

Reaction in the blogosphere has been instant. A YouTube video ‘New Madrid — multiple charts show movement — USGS censors data again’graphically illustrates how increased seismic activity is showing up via publicly accessible government data yet the U.S. authorities themselves are not reporting this latest worrying development.

The main agency responsible, United States Geological Survey (USGS) is another arm of corporate government like NASA, the EPA, the FDA which has been under sustained criticism for similarly manipulating global warming data.

Instruments show signs of significant seismic activity in a wide arc across Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia. A 3.6 magnitude quake (minor) yesterday occurred in Greenbriar, Arkansas but conspicuously, the Helicorder for Portageville Missouri showed nothing on their maps. According to Richter scale seismic activity of 6 or above is considered ‘strong’ and is destructive in areas up to about 160 kilometres (100 mi) across in populated areas. A magnitude 3.6 quake caused Nevada’s PEPCON fuel plant explosion in 1988.

Latest Graphic Earthquake Images Shown on Youtube

In a 9-minute video commentator, ‘dutchsinse suggests that such a broad spread of so-called “harmonic movement” across the continent as “concerning.” Coincidentally, the Pacific Northwest volcano webcorders also showed earthquake activity for this same period.

‘Dutch’ is also concerned that government-funded researchers may be intentionally censoring inconvenient seismic activity that would lend credence to Corbyn’s claims that lunar gravitational forces are instrumental not only on Earth’s climate but also on earthquake activity.

Corbyn has only recently launched his new earthquake forecasting service encouraged by the dramatic upsurge of interest in his highly successful long-range weather forecasting. It seems he may also be well set to provide an equally indispensable public service with his earthquake predictions.

On his WeatherAction.com website Corbyn announced:

“The 6-9th April is our first major (Trial) Earthquake risk period of April and comes with related extreme weather events forecasts. In these trial periods we expect an increase in the serious M6.0 and above quakes in quake vulnerable locations (and related increases in lower level activity) around the world such as the Pacific ‘ring of fire’. This includes the WEST USA which in this time period is probably more vulnerable than for decades.”

Coincidentally, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management issued a press release (April 5, 2011) cancelling a media conference scheduled  for yesterday on earthquake preparedness.

Public Not Being Advised as to the Dangers

The greatest concern is for the Yellowstone National Park’s super volcano that also recently took a deep “breath” causing miles of ground to rise dramatically. Yellowstone’s caldera, which covers a 25- by 37-mile (40- by 60-kilometer) area of Wyoming, is an ancient crater formed after the last big blast, some 640,000 years ago.

Volcanologists say the simmering giant volcano is due another cataclysmic event. Such an eruption would be a thousand times more powerful than Mount St. Helen’s 1980 eruption.

Concerned citizens may wish to Twitter @USGS and demand to know why they are not reporting the data about these known earthquake events.

Source: John O’Sullivan

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Satellitegate – The saga continues

 

Like the Ark of the Covenant in Raiders of the Lost Ark, it appears the government warehouses satellites, too.

 

We have items on here about satellites that don’t work properly and satellites that have been destroyed during launch that you can read about here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

While I am not a big conspiracy person, I don’t see why I can’t wonder just what is going on with all of this and who or what is behind these problems?

Is it a conspiracy? Stupidity? Vanity? Someone upstairs quashing things? Inter-agency arguing? All of the aforementioned? Sheer coincidence? I can’t really say with any certainty one way or the other, but with all the goings on, I do feel perfectly justified in asking questions, as do others.

What are they hiding, if anything? Are the warmers afraid these new satellites will disprove all their global warming theories? Are the denialists afraid the satellites will prove that the warmers are correct and we do indeed have global warming? Is the government hiding something from us? I ask that last one because the article does mention that the USAF is interested on how solar rays affect their equipment. What equipment? HAARP? Something else we don’t know about?

Too over the top? Well maybe yes, maybe no. It may be something no one will ever know, or not find out for a hundred years. JFK was assassinated in 1963 and no one’s even seen what the whole deal was with that and we may never be privy to that information.

For those who are interested in this, Popsci has a very enlightening article today titled “Who Killed the Deep Space Climate Observatory, which was originally proposed by Al Gore in 1998 and then killed right after George W. Bush was elected.

In what sounds like the end to the Indiana Jones Movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark…….

Nearly a decade ago, NASA built an Earth-monitoring satellite that could have observed global warming in action. Then the agency stashed it in a warehouse in Maryland, where it remains to this day.

It’s an excellent article that will open your eyes to some of the CO2 Insanity that goes on behind the scenes at NASA, NOAA and the White House.  I, for one, would like to know why we have a very expensive piece of equipment ($100 million of your tax dollars) sitting in a warehouse for almost a decade that will shed some more light upon the global warming theory, regardless the outcome.

Please click the source below to go to the article.

Source: POPSCI

 

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So how accurate are those global warming predictions?

Evidently most are not very accurate at all. From Fox you can read about “8 Botched Environmental Forecasts.” There’s more, like the MET Office in Britain predicting a mild winter in 2010-2011, not to mention other warmists faux pas.

Below is one to whet your appetite. Considering all the Snowmageddons we’re having it seems very appropriate. Britain is even set to possibly have the coldest winter in 1,000 years. Yes 1,000, not 100 not 10.

1. Within a few years “children just aren’t going to know what snow is.” Snowfall will be “a very rare and exciting event.” Dr. David Viner, senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, interviewed by the UK Independent, March 20, 2000.

Well, I”d suggest Dr. Viner go ask someone in the UK or NYC about this “rare” snowfall. He could also ask anyone in much of Europe. Germany got snow bombed and Paris basically shut down, including the airport. Snow was even reported in Rome and the Island of Capri. Even Miami is having the coldest December on record.

Here’s another prediction that’s gone down the toilet. It seems that all those predictions of massive sea-level rise are so much BS, too. From I Hate the Media we get this one “About those global sea level predictions: Never mind

You can read the whole thing here, but you can see from the chart below that those predictions that have idiots proclaiming that New York City will soon look like Atlantis are a joke.

Based on this I can't fathom why anyone believes in Anthropogenic Global Warming

The warmer predictions and the above chart ARE proof that P.T. Barnum (or whomever said it) was correct when he said “There’s a sucker born every minute.” It seems to me that big Al and the AGW crowd have found most of the suckers on the planet who continue to believe in global warming when it’s blatantly obvious it’s a total crock of BS.

So, next time you hear some BS prediction that we’re all going to die from global warming I’d suggest you do some nosing around before you put that $20 into the Church of Global Warming’s donation basket.

If you’re going to believe forecasts I’d suggest you check out Piers Corbyn or Joe Bastardi, who seem to have a much better record than the warmers who seem to base their predictions upon what they wish would happen instead of reality.

More CO2 Insanity.

Source: Fox News

Source: I Hate the Media

Source: The Telegraph

H/T: Watts Up With That?

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Global warming visits Birmingham, Alabama

NOAA MAP PROBABILITY OF SNOW IN US FOR CHRISTMAS

Today on Christmas Day, we have a case of “y’all watch this!” from Mother Nature. No Budweiser or moonshine was required before this happened. Today we have snow in Birmingham, Alabama.

From WBRC, Fox Channel 6 we get this……

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – People across north Alabama woke up Christmas morning to find more than presents under their Christmas trees… they also found snow.

Snow began falling just before sunrise Saturday in northwest Alabama and quickly spread east across the northern portion of the state.  People as far south as Montevallo reported seeing snow flakes. Snow was accumulating in many areas around the Birmingham area, especially in locations north of Interstate 20.

As you can see from the NOAA map they goofed as it snowed south of where they had <5% probability. Here’s what they had to say about it……

Each year, as Christmas Day approaches, people across Central Alabama begin dreaming of a White Christmas. However, historical records do not hold much hope for a truly classical White Christmas, that is, snow falling and measurable amounts on the ground on Christmas Day.

Cullman, Ala. (Dec. 25, 2010, MyFoxAL.com)

Cullman, Ala. (Dec. 25, 2010, MyFoxAL.com)

Looks like we had the White Christmas to me.  Another case of that global warming heat creating snow. Kind of like boiling water, then standing there waiting for it to freeze.

Source: NOAA

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Michigan State University Joins NOAA in Satellitegate Cover Up

Michigan State University Joins NOAA in Satellitegate Cover Up by John O’Sullivan

The Satellitegate scandal festers on. US government passes the buck to Michigan State University but they won’t give straight answers either.

University Relations officer, Mark Fellows of Michigan State University (MSU) gives an official response to questions I put originally to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) months ago about their “degraded” NOAA-16 satellite.

I had sought answers as to how deep and extensive was the data contamination from a broken sensor that led NOAA to remove a “degraded” global temperature satellite from service. I wished to know whether NOAA was going to actively root out all corrupted data and re-publish their numbers.

However, NOAA tossed that hot potato over to MSU who now advises they “cannot make any representations on behalf of NOAA.” Thus neither NOAA nor MSU will come clean on the true extent of satellite temperature data corruption and a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request is now becoming ever more necessary to move this issue forward.

Government Lawyers Quickly on the Case

After the Satellitegate story broke in the summer NOAA had their lawyers on the case. A formal attorney’s letter advised me NOAA would not comment and referred the matter to their Coast Watch partner’s site that is run by Michigan State University (MSU). Their legal advisers declined to accept that their NOAA-16 satellite failure was as an issue they ought to address.

But MSU now points the finger back at NOAA leaving taxpayers no closer to the truth about the extent of satellite data corruption. But conversely what is mounting is further evidence to suggest that the US government may be engaging in a cover up.

Years of Satellite Data Undermined

My original articles reported that the US Government  has been forced to admit its satellite readings were ‘degraded’  and as Dr. John Christy indicates, the real Satellitegate is not about one satellite.

NOAA has reported a succession of record warm temperatures in recent years based on such satellite readings but these may all be fatally undermined if government stonewalling persists.

With top climate scientists and even prior governmental reports citing under funding and misallocation as the trigger for spiraling satellite data calamities researchers have shown flaws with five satellites that undermine global climate data records.

With public confidence in the official numbers falling why won’t the US government come clean and frankly answer the questions posed? If they did then we could once and for all clear up the suspicion over whether thousands of bogus super hot false temperatures have been fed into climate models for years.

University Admits only Images not Data was Fixed
As the weeks and months pass with no official answers on such questions I published my last article explaining that a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request would soon become the last viable option to get at the truth in this matter.

Interestingly, since publication of that article MSU contacted me via spokesman, Mark Fellows. While Fellows conceded that, “seriously degraded data from one satellite was the root cause of the problem” he would only go as far as admitting that “images” – not data had been removed from the MSU archives.

Therefore we are still no closer to a definitive statement as to whether “degraded” satellite data has been infecting global climate models.

Five Years of Public Records Deleted

Typical of U.S. satellites, and admitted to by Fellows and other authorities, the offending NOAA-16 data handling is automated and human operators do not routinely check the numbers. Respected climate scientist, Dr Roy Spencer advised me he knew of the fault in the satellite’s sensor in 2005 and he and other experts abandoned using its corrupted temperatures for climate modeling.

Following Spencer’s advice and before publishing my first Satellitegate article, I checked the NOAA-16 satellite’s AVHRR Subsystem Summary. What I found were numerous entries up to 2010 but nowhere any mention of sensor problems likely to cause data degradation. However, after publication of my articles, all entries from the NOAA-16 AVHRR Subsystem Summary from 2005 onwards were removed. Why?

NOAA Sells Degraded Data to Unwitting Researchers
Continuation of such obstructive conduct makes it increasingly reasonable to infer that NOAA may be implicated in malfeasance and possible fraud. We still do not see evidence that NOAA acted with due diligence on these bogus temperatures. By its omissions to publish caveats, upon the evidence of Spencer and others, NOAA appears to have knowingly failed to notify customers of the contamination of its temperature products for at least five years, maybe more.

Thus with no evidence in its favor the public may conclude the US government wrongfully sold degraded temperature data to unwitting climate research institutes around the world.

With a huge can of worms now opened MSU has joined NOAA in declining to explain this bizarre, indeed, potentially criminal conduct. Is it any wonder that skeptics see such disingenuous responses as little more than stalling tactics in what is becoming increasingly seen as a government cover up?

Below is a full copy of the MSU email. Note that the university cites removal of “images” not of data:

Re: CoastWatch thermal data
From: Mark Fellows
To:John O’Sullivan

Dear Mr. O’Sullivan:

Your queries to CoastWatch were forwarded to me. You should understand that we can only provide information regarding the CoastWatch program, which is a partnership including MSU. We cannot make any representations on behalf of NOAA.

The main focus of the Great Lakes CoastWatch website is to provide commercial, charter and recreational anglers with information on lake surface temperatures. It is not intended, nor advertised, to be a primary source for any scientific or climate studies. The CoastWatch team is not aware of any such studies that have used imagery or data obtained from the website.

The CoastWatch computer system is highly automated to reduce cost. It ingests pre-processed thermal imagery generated by instruments on NOAA satellites. On the evening of August 9, 2010, it came the attention of the CoastWatch team that some thermal images on the website contained obviously erroneous temperatures. It was soon determined that seriously degraded data from one satellite was the root cause of the problem.

The team took immediate action to remove the image from the website and reprogrammed the system to no longer ingest data from that satellite. In addition, the team searched the image archive for other obviously erroneous temperature images and removed them. [emphasis added]

The following notice was posted on the web site and all internal pages:

NOTICE (8/11/2010): Due to degradation of a satellite sensor used by this mapping product, some images have exhibited extreme high and low surface temperatures. Please disregard these images as anomalies. Future images will not include data from the degraded satellite and images caused by the faulty satellite sensor will be/have been removed from the image archive. [emphasis added]

In the 16 years that this service has been available, this is the first known instance of seriously degraded thermal data being delivered on the website. The CoastWatch team is currently evaluating whether other reprogramming changes are necessary to avoid such problems in the future.

On behalf of Great Lakes CoastWatch,

Mark Fellows

University Relations

Michigan State University

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Editor Comment: It appears we now have what is termed “circular buck-passing” going on, a typical government response when they don’t want to give answers. NOAA passes the buck to Michigan State who then pass the buck back to NOAA. My how “convenient” this is as all they need do is point the finger back towards the other party.

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Satellitegate Update by John O’Sullivan

Satellitegate US Agency Faces Courtroom Climate Showdown 

The controversy over ‘Satellitegate’ hots up as NOAA faces a court appearance for refusing to release evidence that would show whether one or more US satellites exagerrated global warming temperatures.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a federal agency focused on reporting the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere. When the story first broke NOAA bizarrely announced it would withdraw satellite ‘images’ from its archives but failed to state whether reams of cooked data had also been withdrawn.

An official US Government statement last July confirmed that the NOAA-16 earth orbiting satellite used to measure surface temperatures suffered failure due to a “degraded” sensor system. But skeptics now fear that because government climate scientists won’t answer any more questions or reveal the discredited data archives they may be guilty of fraudulently cooking the books to show super boiling temperatures.

The story broke after an anonymous member of the public contacted a skeptic blog when he stumbled across thousands of alarming readings on a government website. The website showed thousands of surface temperatures of over 400 degrees fahrenheit. Dubbed Satellitegate the shocking revelations proved that all such bogus data had been fed automatically into data banks that the US Government then sold all over the world.

As proprietary temperature data products the junk numbers were used by domestic and international weather and climate researchers. Fears are growing that the junk data may have contaminated scores of climate models worldwide and artificially increased average global warming records by several degrees.

In the three months since the story hit the news NOAA still hasn’t come clean as to the  true extent of the data contamination. Now it may be necessary for lawyers to file an official Freedom of Information request (FOIA) to compel the government, under federal legislation, to stop the cover up and reveal the truth.

US Government Has History of Breaking Law over Satellite Failures

This won’t the first time NOAA has cynically broken the law to hide embarrasing satellite problems. In 2008 desmogblog.com became embroiled in a similar FOIA confrontation- see ‘NOAA Stonewalls on DCSOVR Documents.’ It is believed that the DCSOVR satellite costing over $100 million may be cannabalised to destroy incriminating evidence that NOAA and NASA were conspiring to prevent the launch of that satellite because it would prove the numbers from other such sources were fake.

As desmogblog.com reports, “DSCOVR is designed to view the planet from the unique vantage point of one million miles distant, and according to leading researchers would immediately settle any remaining debate on the origins or seriousness of global warming.”

Degraded Climate Data Knowingly Sold for Over Five Years

Among the questions NOAA still hasn’t answered are: (1.) how long did NOAA knowingly sell to its network of international customers (mostly government weather and climate researchers) ‘degraded’ data and, (2.) why was no action taken until the story caused a public outcry five years after prominent climate researchers first made the faults known?

Sadly, some commentators on this issue omit to consider that it is common practice in corruption cases for conspirators to shroud their malevolence in the cloak of incompetence. To be fair to the commentator in question he has since publicly conceded, “But, I don’t know the full story.”

How the Law Addresses Corruption

Too often, those with little or no legal experience fail to address whether the alleged perpetrators have the means, motive and opportunity to engage in such conspiratorial acts. Willful ignorance of the facts and/or the law are recurrent themes in government corruption cases on which I’ve worked in both the UK and New York.

Courts must look for the mens rea (guilty mind) component of the wrongful act in conjunction with the actus reus (the rotten deed itself) otherwise, quite rightly, they will never convict.

Lawyers defending the indefensible will often resort to that hoary old chestnut of applying the “merely negligent” gambit to get government workers off serious charges. I have heard endlessly over the years from defense attorneys that we should “never presume malice where simple incompetence will do.” To the raw, untrained eye it often works.

Indeed, there is no prerequisite to doubt such an affirmative defense when there is the absence of any pattern of “error” because it is that pattern of repeated errors that leads to the guilty. What becomes apparent in good fraud cases is that the evidence always displays a pattern- a predictable sequence- of “errors” that go way beyond mere chance. 

The Question that NOAA Still Won’t Answer

What makes the Satellitegate controversy so intriguing are three simple questions:

Why do the thousands of high temperature “errors”  favor the alarmist (thus government) case?

2. Why were such “errors” only acknowledged by the US government when the story became big news?

3. Why won’t NOAA answer my follow on questions and release all the facts?

Invariably, apologists for science fraud often refer to systemic “errors” as nothing more serious than simple laboratory “selection bias” – and it sure is! Those involved only see what suits them. However, as we have seen in correspondingly substantial frauds (e.g. multi-billion dollar Madoff scandal and sub-prime mortgages) such “error” bias profits the individual or the organisation that crunched the numbers.

When that link between conscious act and subsequent gain becomes clear then it constitutes criminal fraud. Often when such cases are proved you’ll hear those same sanctimonious words uttered by apologists, “lessons will be learned” and they sure are – particularly lessons as to how best to mitigate being caught in the future!

How Self-preservation instinct leads to Conspiracy to Commit Fraud

As I have seen in courtrooms, many middle ranking officers, those loyal lieutenants, often rally behind the misdeeds of their superiors because they are clearly motivated by misplaced self-preservation in a process of ‘CYA.’  You “cover your ass” and concomitantly, by such a survival strategy you also cover the behinds of colleagues by wagon circling as a group. You know full well that your undoubted strength in numbers increases your own personal chances of avoiding censure/prosecution.

So how do anti-corruption specialists prove malfeasance/fraud under the civil burden of “the preponderance of the evidence?” Well, ultimately we need to demonstrate a good probability that X , Y or Z are unlikely to be merely incompetent time after time when their repeated errors favor only one outcome as opposed to a random one. When it becomes statistically improbable that such “errors” could be down to chance alone, that’s when a jury convicts.

What those without legal training also often fail to grasp are two key concepts that courts must address that may be fatal for those implicated parties:

Omission-conscious failure to positively remedy a known error is malfeasance and may thus constitute conspiracy to commit fraud;

Loss or destruction of evidence by any party subject to an FOIA constitutes evidence abuse which is dealt with by the spoliation doctrine (i.e. the offending party is sanctioned under law because the law states that a party shall be punished when it ought to anticipate legal proceedings-thus securing conviction by default judgment).[1.]

The worst evidence of hyper-inflated global warming data that I found was on a web page entitled, ‘Michigan State University Remote Sensing & GIS Research and Outreach Services.’ When I contacted NOAA for further information I was denied by their lawyers. Is this necessary if we are talking about a non-problem over trivial errors of data no one uses? Does that smell of negligence or more of fraud? Taxpayers have a right to know what evidence has now become conveniently “lost” or destroyed.

NOAA and MSU have effectively blocked further access to all associated data preventing my associates and me from analyzing it to identify if there is any case to answer.  We merely want NOAA to address the following:

Since removing ‘images’ from their archives has NOAA or its Sea Watch partners taken steps to also remove infected ‘data’ from their archives?
When did NOAA/Sea Watch Partners first know of this problem?
Has NOAA and/or Sea Watch partners ascertained the scope and extent of this data error and what action (i) has been (ii) will be taken to avoid any further recurrence?
Has NOAA/Sea Watch partners identified whether satellite data temperature anomalies impact other data sets and findings including global climate models?
Why has NOAA sinisterly removed all entries for the NOAA-16 subsystem log about the satellite’s health and performance from 2005 onwards when such entries were cleared displayed online up to the date of my first ‘Satellitegate’ article?
Were there errors also made in the NOAA-16 subsystem log that is a totally unconnected process to that of the degraded sensor.
Will NOAA preserve/provide my investigators and me with the details of all the aforementioned data no longer displayed online, plus all associated data that may be relevant to investigations into the ‘Satellitegate’ controversy?
Does NOAA continue to feed automated ‘degraded’ satellite data into its proprietary products that are bought by weather and climate researchers around the world?
Why has NOAA not given any official notifications to (i) it’s paying customers and (ii) the public via its website/publications of the NOAA-16 faults despite Drs. Roy Spencer and John Curry making it known since 2005 that data was no longer reliable?

What Are the Public Left to Think Now?

As any competent government corruption attorney will tell you, repeated errors constitute malfeasance when a continuous and unrelenting omission to address a known sequence of data ‘degradations’ can be judged to be nothing short of a conscious and willful act.

Moreover, when there is also the intentional failure to divulge the evidence that would prove conscious intent not to correct a fault in your favor then that is also proof of fraud. Thus, a group of those who knew of the errors and collectively and consciously failed to act are as guilty of conspiracy to defraud as those who perpretrated the original wrong. Bankers have been jailed for less, why aren’t climate scientists?

[1.] Koesel, MM; Turnbull, TL; Gourash, DF; ’Spoliation of evidence: sanctions and remedies for destruction of evidence,’(2006), American Bar Association.

Source: John O’Sullivan

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Global warming is dead, long live the new king

The king is dead, long live the king. Global warming is being pronounced dead as I type.  George Monbiot, a global warmer if there ever was one has pronounced it dead in his column at the Guardian titled “Climate change enlightenment was fun while it lasted. But now it’s dead.” The United Nations can’t put a treaty on global warming together any better than they do anything else and a cap & trade bill has been declared all but dead in the United States Congress. Global warming is justifiably dying on the vine.

This has been prompting many skeptics to wonder what the next new scary booga-booga we’re all gonna die thing will be put forth next. You know greedy governments and the financial market won’t just go away and they’ll use  by the alarmist crowd like a tool to get what they want.

So who’s the new king of alarmism? Well, based upon this article in the Daily Mail I’d have to say that our next boogie man is going to be Sol himself, aka the sun. The article is alarmingly titled “Massive solar flare ‘could paralyse Earth in 2013.'” Does that sound scary enough to you. Egaaadddddssssss! We’re all going to die.

Does anyone else besides me wonder why they can’t get off the warming shtick? First its global warming, now we’re going to get stir-fried by a gigantic, humongous, massive solar flare.

I am beginning to liken science in some cases as not being much better than the guy on the street with the sign that says something to the effect of “Repent sinners! The end is near!” About all I can see is that in some scientific circles we’re seeing perhaps what will be someday termed as the end of common sense. If the title wasn’t enough to scare you read the quote…..

A massive solar flare could cause global chaos in 2013, causing blackouts and wrecking satellite communications, a conference heard yesterday.

Nasa has warned that a peak in the sun’s magnetic energy cycle and the number of sun spots or flares around 2013 could generate huge radiation levels.

The resulting solar storm could cause a geomagnetic storm on Earth, knocking out electricity grids around the world for hours, days, or even months, bringing much of normal life grinding to a halt.

NASA? Hmmmm, they’re kind of dying on the vine aren’t they? Obama has neutered them going into outer space to visit places like the Moon and Mars, the space shuttles are being retired almost as I type, and they’ve been relegated to being our global warming agency, except global warming is rapidly becoming a non-issue with the public.

It’s still an issue with me because of the continued streams of BS coming out of various people and agencies that “the science is settled,” or we’re going to have “unprecedented” heat-cold-wind-tornaodes-warmth-floods-drought-cholera-measles-genital warts-melting ice caps and you name it courtesy of our old friend global warming, all designed to make people massively wealthy via carbon trading schemes and carbon taxes, not to mention that there are some who want to control everybody and everything, like “The Doctor Kevorkian of Climate Change.”

We not only have to worry about solar flares now, we also have the nefarious…..

Scientists are said to fear that a similar effect could be achieved by a hostile power exploding a nuclear weapon in space, producing a massive burst of electromagnetic energy known as a high altitude electromagnetic pulse.

Wow! I will bet applications for grant money are already being thought about, not to mention NASA will have a new crisis so they can go beg for more money from Congress since Obama seems to be shutting the tap off for them.

Please note that I fail to see any kind of scientific basis for this prediction in this whole article, other that it’s a prediction. Sounds about like global warming. Ummm…we don’t have any proof except for some computer models and altered data with a lot of wild-assed guesses but we have “unprecedented” global warming and “the science is settled,” and don’t look too close lest you find out we have no science please.  Just send lots of grant money so I don’t join the ranks of the unemployed.

I also find this rather unusual considering the fact that it appears we’re not having any increase in sunspot activity, which is leading some to wonder if we’re heading for a major solar minimum cycle that may really cool things off.

Well government agencies are obviously on the money hunt again as evidenced by this post titled “NOAA/NCDC – USHCN is broken please send 100 million dollars.” In case you are unaware NOAA is part of the global warming crowd along with GISS and  NASA.

It also seems the United Nations is rapidly changing it’s direction in redistributing the wealth of the planet via a $1.4 trillion tax on things like airline tickets and other things to go into a “Global Solidarity Fund.” Gotta love Obama, he can’t spend our money fast enough and the UN can’t spend everyone else’s money fast enough.

Well, the king is dead, long live the new king just may be applied to a new reason for us to all have a global panic-attack and send 100’s of millions of dollars to the latest “the end is near” craze.

Time will tell if this is more CO2 Insanity  or not.

Source: The Daily Mail

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