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Church of Climatology Disses Christianity

Here’s an interesting one. Sustainable Business.com, evidently worshipers of the Church of Global Climatology now have the hubris to chastise Texas Governor Rick Perry for wanting people to pray for rain. This is yet more confirmation that AGW is becoming a religion unto itself, not to mention a new low.

You can read their article  at the link below. It speaks for itself. Now, if I can just stop myself from laughing……more CO2 Insanity.

Source: Sustainable Business.com

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Charles Manson on Global Warming

Well, Charlie’s obviously a few cards short of a full deck. But, he does make about as much sense as some so-called “climatologists” and “scientists” that are running about making totally ridiculous claims and predictions. You know who you are. For the record I’m not sure who has more CO2 Insanity, some of the “climatologists” or Charlie?

Perhaps the IPCC or GISS will hire him as their lead climatologist? If you want to get to the part about global warming skip to 2:10.

All I can say is “like wow man – far out!”

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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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Is NASA going to hire Kim il-Jong?

Send me 100 of those babies and I'll cure global warming and compensate for my small dick all in one fell swoop!

Well, I thought the so-called science of global warming couldn’t possibly get any nuttier. Well, that’s what I get for thinking because those crazy computer models at NASA are now telling them that we can solve global warming with a nuclear war. Yes you heard right they claim they can cool off the planet’s temperature with a nuclear war! Per NASA Scientist Luke Olman at Goddard Space Flight Center we get the looniest f’in solution I’ve ever seen.

“I’m drawn to extreme scenarios,” said Luke Oman, a climate scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Perhaps the most extreme scenario in his portfolio is nuclear conflict. Using a NASA computer simulation, Oman and colleagues model the climate’s response to the smoke from fires brought about by regional nuclear war. His work, performed with colleagues at Rutgers University prior to joining NASA, is part of a larger panel discussing the issue on Feb. 18 at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington.

Well all we  seem to need is about 100 of what’s in the below photo going off and global warming is solved. So easy a caveman could do it!

Well hot damn! Let’s call Kim il-Jong and get him to fire those nuclear warheads up and solve global warming in one fell swoop! If this is what NASA scientists get paid to do all day then perhaps there’s some more places that Congress can do some budget cutting! Taxpayers everywhere should be going nuclear over this one.

To read the whole asinine story click on the link at the source below. Talk about CO2 INsanity. Calling Dr. Strangelove….calling Dr. Strangelove!

Source: NASA

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Global warming visits Los Angeles area

From the Los Angeles Times “Escorts being on Interstate 5; snow level could drop to 1,000 feet.”

Well, we just noted the snow in Las Vegas, Nevada and now we have snow jamming up Interstate 5 over the Grapevine and possibility of some low snow.

The above video is from Valencia, California, just north of Los Angeles, at 1,200 feet above sea-level.

The California Highway Patrol began escorting cars across the Grapevine on Monday morning, but thousands remained stranded amid a snowstorm that stymied traffic between Northern and Southern California.

Even with escorts, Interstate 5 remained jammed along with other routes into the Los Angeles area. While rains will die down this afternoon, snow is expected to continue not just in the mountains but in valley locations as low as 1,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service. In fact, the Santa Clarita Valley could see an accumulation of 4 inches of snow.

Oh well, more warming caused cooling. I suppose when it gets colder it will get warmer?

CO2 Insanity continues marching on.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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1-3-11: Global Warming Hits Las Vegas

Yes that snow from global warming has now hit Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. You can watch the above video to see it for yourself.

More heat causing cold in a place that is in the desert and is usually hot, regardless what time of year it is.

More CO2 Insanity. Need I say more?

 

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Aussie Summer Snow

All I can say at this point is that damn hot global warming certainly is cold. It’s snow-snow-snow in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains in California, the Central and Eastern US has been getting Snowmegeddon II, we have massive quantities of snow-snow-snow in Northern Europe and even Southern Europe (snow in Rome and on the Italian island of Capri folks!)

So how much ‘hotter’ can this global warming possibly get? Well we now have reports of snow in Australia. Remember, down under it’s the middle of summer people, not winter, but summer! A screenshot of the page is below.

Talk about more CO2 Insanity and a violation of the laws of thermodynamics! Quick! Someone call Hansen to add some warming, they need it!

Source: ABC News Australia

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California Cap & Trade May Encourage Clear-Cutting Forests

Want to see more of this in California? Unless you're a logging company I didn't think so.

California is even more insane than I thought in my previous post. We now have one of those truth is stranger than fiction things going courtesy of the nutbags in Sacramento. It now seems that the California cap & trade law, AB32, may actually encourage logging companies to clear-cut the forests in the state.

So, we have companies running around charging people to plant trees to sequester CO2, right? Trees are good, right? The hippies have even lived in old growth redwoods to prevent them from being cut down. Everybody is bitching about deforestation in the Amazon Basin and elsewhere, right? The prevailing theory of the warmer crowd has been that trees are good and we need more trees planted and less trees/deforestation going on if we’re not going to cook the planet, right? All those animals that live in the forest also need them, right?

Well I guess everyplace but California who now, in yet another fit of CO2 Insanity, astoundingly want loggers to cut down trees! Why? Because they’ll earn carbon credits to plant new trees if you can believe that one!

From the California Watch website we get this information about it.

California timber firms could emerge as big winners in the state’s fight against global warming, earning millions of dollars through the sale of carbon credits if a new set of rules are approved by the Air Resources Board this week.

The state board has responsibility for implementing AB 32, California’s landmark effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

A significant portion of those credits, or offsets, are expected to come from the carbon-storing capacity of forests.

Yes you read right they want to cut down those Co2 sequestering trees! Must be good in California and not in the Amazon I guess.

One of the most controversial provisions would enable timber companies to obtain credits by replanting trees in clear-cut areas of the forest.

So, where did this ‘brilliant’ idea come from? Oh, the logging companies, who else? Lets’ go back to that old follow the money thing. Below are some bullets with shortened quotes from the article.

  • “The biggest timber company and landowner in California, Sierra Pacific Industries paid $37,500 to California Strategies, a major Sacramento lobbying firm, to present its case.”
  • “The company also nurtured a relationship with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sierra Pacific has donated $29,600 to the governor’s campaign committees, and its billionaire owner, Archie Aldis “Red” Emmerson, hosted a $250-a-plate fundraising lunch for the governor’s reelection campaign at his estate outside of Redding.”
  • “The company has donated about $890,000 to political candidates and ballot measures in California in the past five years.”
  • “The California Forestry Association also reported spending $245,000 lobbying state agencies in 2007 and 2008.”

OK, nothing wrong here, move on now, nothing to see, Arnold helped with AB32 out of the goodness of his heart as did our elected representatives and state agencies. Please ignore the fact that real money was used to perhaps “sway” things contained in AB32 in a certain direction favorable to the logging industry. Nothing wrong with that or clear-cutting for dollars, just looks like a bad haircut was given to the forest, that’s all.

So what’s the problem other than all that money being spread around to get a law so the loggers can cut down all those oxygen producing big trees so they can plant pee wee trees that produce less oxygen? How about……

Critics, like former legislator Sher, say that the new protocol violates some of the basic principles of forest conservation. What the timber industry calls “even-age management” Sher calls “tree plantations.”

“The forest companies are interested in being able to harvest their trees, and replant, and then produce a new asset that they can sell,” Sher said. “It undermines the biodiversity of the forest. You end up with tree plantations that are much more vulnerable to fire and disease.”

You can read the whole article. What it appears to me is that the number one problem is that everyone’s so worried about carbon that they forget trees sequester CO2 and emit oxygen, which we….ummmm….breath folks. Problem number 2 is they literally can’t see the forest for the trees because they’re blinded by all the wrong kind of ‘green’ that’s been spread around Sacramento. The kind of ‘green’ that causes people to make stupid decisions.

Sorry, I’m very anti AB32 and anti cap & trade, but in my opinion its pure CO2 Insanity to encourage clear cutting trees to reduce carbon. I don’t normally agree with the Sierra Club or the Center for Biological Diversity, but in this case I think they’re perfectly justified in protesting this with the CARB. It’s another nutcase ides from an agency that hires faux PhD’s and inflates diesel emissions by 340% so they can con their way into getting us to do their greentard bidding.

We’ll have to see what happens in this meeting about cap & trade, but I’m not going to hold my breath because money talks and CO2 walks. I encourage you to visit the link below and read the whole article and the letter to CARB from the Sierra Club et al.

Source: California Watch

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Fartgate: Cow farts measured incorrectly!

OK, you know I’ve been waiting for this one. Fartgate! The malodorous scandal! Just when you thought the warmers couldn’t possibly get any nuttier, we get this one from the Daily Exchange titled “Cows’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measured Inaccurately, Study Finds.”

It was bad enough when we found they were trying to measure cow farts, now we find out that they measured the cow farts incorrectly. I’m still trying to get that one past my brain. For some silly reason every time I think about a scientist measuring cow farts I imagine a scientist in a white lab coat sitting on a stool behind a cow and taking in a good whiff every time the cow farts and making notes upon a chart on a clipboard.

 

Thar she blows!

 

Actually they use mathematics. Thank GOD those poor scientists don’t have to do that! It would be an udderly ridiculous job indeed!

Mathematical equations used in predicting cows’ methane emissions are inaccurate and need improvement to help dairy farmers mitigate greenhouse gas releases, says a new study by a research team including scientists from the University of Guelph.

The study, co-authored by Canadian and Dutch scientists, appears this month in the journal Global Change Biology.

But wait, it’s not just some scientist like Einstein writing long mathematical formulas on a chalkboard. It seems we have those “computer models” going again, you know, the garbage in garbage out ones where some scientists “conveniently” arrive at a conclusion and then feed in data to ensure the “computer model” arrives at that very same conclusion……

These researchers used data from studies in Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom to assess how well widely used equations predicted methane production. They found that nine equations used in whole farm greenhouse gas models over- or underestimate cows’ methane emissions.

Uh oh! We even have the IPCC in on this, which should tell you the accuracy level probably sucks to say the least…..

For example, the equation currently used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change fails to distinguish the effects of simply feeding cows more from feeding them higher-fat diets. “A higher feed intake will increase methane production. A rise in dietary fat content will decrease methane production,” said Ellis, who has begun a post-doc at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Well, based upon this information I’d say the proper solution is to get Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the IPCC, give him a lab coat, and let him sit behind cows for the next few years smelling cow farts and trying to ascertain their impact upon non-existent anthropogenic global warming. It certainly couldn’t be any worse than their computer models are.

The thought makes my eyes water.

Source: Daily Exchange

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Cap & Trade Dumped by White House insider?

This one’s interesting indeed.  It looked to me like the climate bill by Graham, Kerry and Lieberman was going to be a sure thing to get passed and signed by Obama. It seemed like the momentum was picking up and then it just kind of went poof and disappeared, much to my enjoyment.

Tree Hugger has an article that claims this was done by an unknown insider in the White House in this article titled “Did a Betrayal from Inside the White House Kill the Senate Climate Bill?” Below are a couple of pertinent paragraphs from the article.

It turned out that someone from within the Obama administration had leaked the notion that Lindsay Graham supported a gas tax to Fox News. Which may not sound like much, but that’s like leaking news that a Republican supports gay marriage to Rush Limbaugh — it’s political anathema.

Some believe it was Rahm Emanuel or David Axelrod, two of the president’s closest advisers who had opposed participating in the climate legislation process from the get-go. Others believe it was a well-intentioned staffer who wanted to get rid of a potentially bad policy. We may never know who it was, but from there on out, no Republican would come within fifty miles of the supposedly gas tax-laden climate legislation. And then Graham jumped ship. And then the climate bill died.

Well, all I can say is offer my sincere thanks to whomever did the dirty deed! You saved the taxpayers of the United States of America a lot of money that we can spend on something besides some phantom problem created to enrich carbon traders and get the public whipped into doing the bidding of the greentards.

Source: Tree Hugger

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