Some people seem to have forgotten what seasons are
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
In what amounts to little more than a three paragraph rant, a well known British climate change alarmist has announced that the onset of a glorious spell of Summer weather has uniformly silenced climate change “deniers”.
London Guardian contributor George Monbiot, today asks “Have the climate change deniers abandoned us during the heatwave?“
His central, and indeed his only point seems to be that because it is hot at the moment in the South East of England, this can be used to counter those who question the “consensus” on climate change because they cite the fact that temperatures around the world are actually decreasing.
Once again using the inane and extremely derogatory term of “denier” for anyone who raises questions over the theory of man made global warming, Monbiot fires his way through an immature explosion of words that may as well read “TOLD YOU SO, TOLD YOU SO, NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH.”
The fact that it is the height of Summer and this is the first time in three years that this country has seen any kind of agreeable weather, seems to be a secondary point to those like Monbiot, who would have us believe that we’re all going to keel over and die unless we start paying vast amounts of taxes to politicians and carbon trading businessmen.
As several comments to Monbiot’s blog point out, the so called “heatwave” is confined primarily to London and the South East of England and is scheduled to last just a couple of days. After this, temperatures are due to return to the average 18 or 19 degrees celsius.
Still, this hasn’t stopped the usual suspects from crawling out of their global warming survival bunkers to grace us with their ill informed opinions and ravings:
“Well said George, climate change deniers are gutless human filth.” one commenter posts.
“Down here in Australia, we had a murderous heatwave which killed over 400 people. A few deniers piped up saying ‘well there was a hotter day in 1939 so this means nothing’. A few weeks later we had a 47 degree day, 2 degrees higher than ever before, in 150 years of records.” the comment continues.
“After the murderous heat, this finally silence the climate denying morons (who of course, now had blood on their hands) but since then they’ve managed to slither back again with their typical lies.”
Perhaps we should go over some of those “typical lies” again, in an attempt to bring some kind of sanity to a person who believes that 400 isolated deaths over the course of one Summer constitutes a global heatwave that is killing the planet.
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Those who act as shills for the climate change hoax may believe that anyone who dares challenge the orthodoxy of the church of global warming is automatically a heretic and that no evidence whatsoever needs to even be presented to counter their sacrilege, but here in the real world we prefer to stick to the facts.
Empirical satellite data shows that mean global temperatures are the same that they were 30 years ago and that global sea ice is also at similar levels. Following a spike in global temperatures at the end of the last century that coincided with the sun undergoing its most active period in recent times, the planet has now cooled to 1979 levels. At the end of summer last year, despite hysterical predictions that the North Pole would be free of ice for the first time in history, Arctic sea ice had actually expanded by 30 per cent, an area the size of Germany.
Coinciding with expanding ice sheets, there has been no rise in sea levels for the past three years. Tropical storms and extreme weather events attributed to global warming like hurricanes and typhoons are at a record low.
The United Nations’s IPCC, the heavily politicized organization that is often erroneously cited as an independent scientific body by climate change promoters, was last year caught citing fake data to make the case that global warming is accelerating, a shocking example of mass public deception.
“This was startling,” reported the London Telegraph. “Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China’s official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its “worst snowstorm ever”. In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.”
It soon came to light that the data produced by NASA to make the claim, and in particular temperature records covering large areas of Russia, was merely carried over from the previous month. NASA had used temperature records from the naturally hotter month of September and claimed they represented temperature figures for October.
As David Deming points out in his excellent article today, temperature data collected by weather stations is being artificially impacted by measuring systems placed nearby to sources of heat. This is why claims that global temperatures are still rising are completely contradicted by real world evidence of falling temperatures and what some scientists are warning is the beginning of a new ice age.
“Why do people think the planet is warming?,” writes Deming. “One reason is that the temperature data from weather stations appear to be hopelessly contaminated by urban heat effects. A survey of the 1221 temperature stations in the US by meteorologist Anthony Watts and his colleagues is now more than 80 percent complete. The magnitude of putative global warming over the last 150 years is about 0.7 �C. But only 9 percent of meteorological stations in the US are likely to have temperature errors lower than 1 �C. More than two-thirds of temperature sensors used to estimate global warming are located near artificial heating sources such as air conditioning vents, asphalt paving, or buildings. These sources are likely to introduce artifacts greater than 2 �C into the temperature record.”
“Every year in the US, more than forty thousand people are killed in traffic accidents. But not one single person has ever been killed by global warming. The number of species that have gone extinct from global warming is exactly zero. Both the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets are stable. The polar bear population is increasing. There has been no increase in infectious disease that can be attributed to climate change. We are not currently experiencing more floods, droughts, or forest fires,” he concludes.
As we have attempted to warn, the major beneficiaries of the climate bill will be the elitists who own the carbon trading systems that will be used to handle the ‘cap and trade’ program, namely Al Gore and Maurice Strong, two figures intimately involved with a long standing movement to use the theory of man made global warming as a mechanism for profit and social engineering.
Gore�s investment company, Generation Investment Management, which sells carbon offset opportunities, is the largest shareholder of The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX).
While Maurice Strong, who is regularly credited as founding father of the modern environmental movement, serves on the board of directors of CCX. Strong was a leading initiate of the Earth Summit in the early 90s, where the theory of global warming caused by CO2 generated by human activity was most notably advanced.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 11:03 am