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Global Warming Boosts Sex Trade

Al Gore and company, meeting at the World Business Summit in Denmark to hammer out strategy for corporations to live up to their climate obligations may not have solved the world economic crisis, but they did give a boost to the local economy in Copenhagen.

According to local escort agencies and prostitutes, business was booming.

It's good to know that with the future of the world's economy and the survival of the planet weighing heavily on their minds, these guys were still able to kick back and relax. However, reports indicate CO2 levels in the city increased significantly due to heavy breathing.

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Al Gore's Preaches from a Global Pulpit

Al Gore is preaching again, pushing the need for government regulation to stop the runaway global warming. But ahead of the world leaders meeting, he's meeting with the leaders of business, trying to get a jump on the coming changes. There's a couple of things wrong with his campaign, not the least of which is the utter lack of any global warming in the last several years. Today they are calling it "climate change" to avoid those who will point out that obvious fact, but the failure of their predictions to come true still hasn't changed their propaganda.

The predictions were that although global warming had slowed down a bit it was going to return like a house afire in 2009. That hasn't happened and so they pushed it ahead another ten years. That still doesn't look very likely so they are now calling for future dates that many of us will never see (and that Al Gore will never see, either, so he's pretty safe).

The truth is that Al Gore sounds like a televangelist trying to round up donations from believers.

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Our Deteriorating Media - Newspeak

As more people become wary of the claims of the global warming alarmists, the term "global warming" itself is being phased out. We have already seen this in the quiet change to the more popular "climate change", used universally without reference to the fact that the change is for the cooler, not the warmer. But now, a marketing firm that specializes in environmental concerns, ecoAmerica, is urging that journalists and proponents adopt a new baffle phrase, "our deteriorating atmosphere".

EcoAmerica has been conducting research for the last several years to find new ways to frame environmental issues and so build public support for climate change legislation and other initiatives. A summary of the group’s latest findings and recommendations was accidentally sent by e-mail to a number of news organizations by someone who sat in this week on a briefing intended for government officials and environmental leaders.
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41% of Americans Believe Global Warming Risks Exaggerated

Poor Al Gore. He stumps and preaches and spreads the word, but fewer and fewer Americans are coming up for the global warming altar call. In fact, a full 41% of Americans now believe that the media representations of the dangers of global warming are exaggerated.

This is good news, of course, for it indicates a growing sense of distrust amongst Americans for the pre-digested and pre-loaded opinion pieces that are presented as news on major media outlets. Considering all points of view and making up your own mind is once again becoming the norm.

For instance, in an article the other day on the AP, they hyped the certainty of impending global warming disaster. Accompanying the piece was a photograph of an iceberg floating in a sparkling blue ocean. The iceberg, of course had a large hole in the center, indicating its fragility. The caption however, reveals that the photo was taken in August of 2007. Imagine, an Arctic iceberg melting in summer.

It's not really about what they say, and definitely not about the headlines. Often, it's what they don't say. Another article stated that 2005 - 2007 were the hottest years on record according to "some measurements". They didn't tell you that those measurements were later proved to be faulty and that the hottest year on record was actually 1934.

So here's to the growing number of thinking Americans, to those who are tired of the hype and misinformation and prefer to make up their own minds. Without them, we wouldn't have an America today, and without them, we won't have one in the future.

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Yo Yo Global Warming/Cooling

Have you noticed that scientists who do not believe that global warming is man-made, all say pretty much the same thing? Sun activity, natural cycles and a coming cooling trend are the major themes, although each may vary a bit in their predictions.

On the other hand, global warming alarmists all tell a different story, and their stories and predictions keep changing. At first they said the below-normal cold temperatures and above-normal snowfalls that have plagued North America and Europe were directly caused by global warming. Then they decided that perhaps there was a La Nina event causing this cooling. Then they decided that global warming was going to return in 2009. Since it continued to get colder, they changed all that to global warming making a comeback after a decade of cold.
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The Gore Effect Hits Washington - Again

This happens so often, it's becoming a tradition. Call together a bunch of people to descend on Washington to discuss, lecture on, protest or otherwise promote the theory of man-made global warming and you can bet they will be snowed out.

This last protest, aimed at shutting down Washington by demanding the closing of the Capitol Power Plant, which heats a number of government buildings, was particularly ironic. Many who had planned to join the protest couldn't get there because their flights were canceled due to the storm. Washington was pretty much shut down anyway - not due to the protest, but due to a March 1st blizzard that blanketed the entire east coast with snow and ice.
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Backwards Science

The future ain't what it used to be. That's the contention of Thomas Peterson who has set out to "debunk" the global cooling fears of the 1970s. Global warming ain't what it used to be either, with record cold and snow falling for the first time in decades worldwide (including snow in Baghdad for the first time in 100 years), it's hard to keep the focus on global warming. After all, people who are knee-deep in white stuff and shivering aren't a very receptive audience to the message that humans are going to turn the world tropical. They are likely to say "bring it on".
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Global Warming Didn't Kill the Frogs

It appears that it may not be a solid scientific fact that global warming (or "climate change" as the propagandists now prefer as they morph their theo-climatology into a vehicle that can still be profitable even if the change doesn't turn out to be a warm one)is responsible for the recent disappearance of harlequin frogs.

The researchers who claimed the link blamed global warming for the re-emergence of a chytrid fungus. However, since then, other scientists have disputed the absolute link between the fungus and global warming, saying that the origin of the fungus and the way it kills amphibians remain unknown.
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Trees are Mountain Climbing in Global Warming Panic

Plants and trees in the western Alps and northern Pyrenees are running scared from Global Warming according to this article in the The Guardian. With the headline Plants and trees head for the hills to escape global warming, they lead us to understand that trees are climbing mountains in an effort to avoid the rising temperatures.

A long discussion ensues regarding the migration of plant species moving to ever higher altitudes in response to global warming.

But the clincher is in the last two paragraphs:

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Russian Scientist Has Chilling Advice

A Russian scientist has some chilling advice. Buy more fur coats, stock up on boots and mittens, there's cold times ahead. Dr. Oleg Sorokhtin, Merited Scientist of Russia and fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, interjects some cool analysis into the hot debate over global warming and its cause.

Dr. Sorokhtin examines the earth's climate over vast periods and believes that earth is unlikely to experience a catastrophic climate disaster. Explaining that the climate is much more complex than just the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, he discusses solar activity, the earth's axis gyration, oceanic currents and salinity fluctuations as just some of the more complex ingredients in the recipe for climate change. The hothouse theory was invented in the late 19th century by a Swedish scientist and Sorokhtin claims, its validity hasn't been seriously re-examined since.

Sorokhtin further puts forth the astonishing statement that carbon is actually good for plants. It would seem to be common sense, since carbon dioxide is essential to plant life, but Sorokhtin further gives the example of the increase in global farm yields in the mid-20th century.

Sorokhtin doesn't deny that we are in a warm period but says that it has peaked and there's no place for the mercury to go from here but down. He warns that the next ice age will be worst than the last, with ice sheets covering Europe as far south as Moscow.

But take heart, he doesn't expect that to happen for another 100,000 years.

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Millions of People Live Despite Global Warming

No, you're not likely to see that headline. The press thrives on disaster, so you will never hear that any changes, if happening, are slow to manifest and that the ultimate extinction of man is not nigh.

Over 400 scientists, many of whom are former or current members of the IPCC have disputed the claims about global warming from the Goracle and the IPCC just this year alone. Still, the press seizes anything that even hints of global warming and runs with it, it's a media frenzy. And it's not hard to find stories about global warming, everything is caused by global warming - rain, snow, heat, cold, drought, flood - you name it, global warming must be to blame. There have many stories in the press regarding the UN conference in Bali, but how many stories were run about the 100 concerned scientists who converged on Bali to urge the conference attendees to stop endangering the world's economies by enacting policies that won't do a thing to stop climate change but may cause economic collapse and a shift in the balance of power?
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Global Warming Not Cause of Ice Shelf Collapse

In 2002, the Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctica collapsed, and global warming alarmists have used it heavily in global warming propaganda. Alarming the alarmists however, are the claims of some scientists that global warming had nothing to do with it.

The collapse of the Larsen B ice shelf had been predicted for decades. Scientists studying fissures, cracks and crevasses indicated that the ice shelf was in danger of collapse, and not from warmer temperatures.

As usual, warmer ocean temperatures are being cited as "contributing", simply because they are obliged to say so. But the warmer ocean temperatures as seen by the NOAA's AVHRR thermal infrared channel, are most likely the difference between what was formerly ice and now is ocean water.
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2008 Will Be Cooler

Just reading the news about global warming can give you a headache. Take this story which blazes a headline 2008 to be in top 10 warmest years say forecasters. You then reasonably expect that the article will tell us how things will be warming up in 2008, but does it? No. The article then goes on to tell us that 2008 will be actually be cooler than the last seven years. This is a clear sign of global warming. Confused? Good, you're supposed to be.

The article stresses that it was very warm in the last decade but doesn't mention that there has been no increase in global temperature for the last seven years. They cite La Nina as a reason that 2008 will be cooler but don't worry, this doesn't mean that global warming got off track - it's going to get hotter, just wait for it.
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Polar Bear Propaganda

Yes, that's right. It's this photograph again. I have already written about the origins of this picture on this blog and exposed it for the benign nature photo that it is. Taken in summer, during a period of unusually heavy ice for the season, according to the dispatches of the crew of the ship from which it was taken. But this clip from ABC News in Australia demonstrates just how many media outlets (and Al Gore) have used this photo for global warming propaganda purposes, despite the fact that it does not depict the catastrophic scenario they describe. Most of what people know about global warming comes from the media - do they know that the media lie?
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Divorce Causes Global Warming

The cry of the global warming alarmists has always been that it is our selfish, excessively consuming ways that are destroying the planet. Now, along with our gas-guzzling vehicles, our failure to recycle toilet paper and our addiction to plastic, our society is harming the environment by having too many divorces. That's right, divorce causes global warming.

This story in The Times singles out the statistics on the US, one of twelve countries studied. The researchers from Michigan State University found that divorced households used 73 billion more kilowatt hours of electricity in 2005 - electricity that could have been saved if the marriage had been saved.
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WWF warns of Penguin Decline

The big news of the week has been the report of the WWF to the UN conference in Bali on dwindling penguin populations. There has been widespread coverage of this doomsday prediction stating that "the effects of climate change and overfishing" have caused the penguin population in Antarctica to seriously decline. You just know that if they could put the word "overfishing" in tiny little letters that they would. But more importantly, what climate change? The only climate change in Antarctica is that it is getting colder.
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Kangaroo Farts Good for the Environment

Although diary farmers and steak lovers alike have taken a hit from the global warming crowd over the greenhouse effect of bovine flatulence, scientists are waxing enthusiastic over kangaroo digestive emissions. According to them, kangaroos have a special bacteria in their digestive system that keeps their farts devoid of methane, making them more environmentally friendly.

Scientists in Queensland say they can isolate this bacteria so that it can be introduced into feed for sheep and cattle so that their digestive systems will get a tune-up, utilize the food they eat 10 to 15 % more efficiently and not produce the flatulence that contributes to global warming.
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PETA Proposes Sin Tax on Meat

We all knew this was going to happen, didn't we? PETA has sent a letter to all the Republican and Democratic candidates that explains how we can solve the global warming problem. They contend that eating meat is much more harmful to the environment than all the planes, ships and SUVs in the world combined and therefore propose that a tax on meat-eating must be levied.

Here's how they explain it:

On behalf of PETA and our more than 1.8 million members and supporters, I'm writing to inform you of a proposal that would help stop global warming, reduce Americans' health-care costs, and bring much-needed revenue to the federal government: a 10-cent-per-pound excise (or "sin") tax on every pound of chicken, turkey, pig, fish, and cow flesh sold in grocery stores and restaurants.
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The Fix is in - Adjusting the Records to Fit the Theory

What do Chantal, Erin, Gabrielle, Ingrid, and Melissa all have in common with Jerry? No this isn't a dating compatibility test. All these names belong to storms that some say didn't deserve names, that is, they weren't really tropical storms.

The above storms may have reached winds of 39mph, but the central pressure, which is another measure of the intensity of a storm, would have classified them as just depressions and not tropical storms.

There appears to be a rush to name storms these days, according to Neil Frank, a former director of the National Hurricane Center. Interviewed for this story in the Houston Chronicle, Frank said "This year, I would put at least four storms in a very questionable category, and maybe even six."

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John Coleman on Global Warming

John Coleman, the founder of the Weather Channel gave a new statement about global warming before the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, once again calling GWT a hoax and a scam. In his statement, he says that the theory behind global warming is an attack on fossil fuels rather than based on accurate science.

In his rebuttal to global warming, Coleman explores the beginning of Al Gore's exposure to the theory and the eventual emergence of what we now hear described as runaway man-made global warming.

Here's an excerpt:

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