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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A round-up to warm you up this cold morning

I was reading this, and wondering, is carbon offsets the new Florida real estate scams? Because, as The Political Economy of Alternative Energy points out, good Energy Deserves No Subsidy.

Sunday The Anchoress had a great post and round-up on global warming, 17,000 scientists dissent; no consensus on global warming. I had two posts last year on the subject, which got me a fair amount of unfriendly emails from those who want to achieve consensus through coercion.

Al Gore: "Warm up the escape pod, Tipper!" (h/t Larwyn) - just don't head to Mars, which is getting warmer.

The globalarmist propaganda's reaching the schools, like these: Gore global warming 'Truth' reaching DODDS classrooms

Maria sent me An Inconvenient Truth About Al Gore. Rap Star In Gore Climate Concert Lineup Flies Dinner Across The Atlantic. Yet another reason I don't join the global hysteria is that I won't buy into wearing a hair shirt when the preacher's wearing an ermine coat. And then, there's a chance that Global Warming will make you healthy and sexy, something we all can use.

More likely, hyping global warming can possibly make you rich and powerful - Dan says that Gore Funding Plan For "A New World Order". Some don't see anything wrong with the idea of "global governance" - I see a lot wrong with the idea of "global governance", and globalarmism is just one of the means to sell us on the idea.

Meanwhile in the EU, Richard asks Who is to lead?
Unfortunately, Merkel has bought into the anthropomorphic global warming scam and says she believes that "Europe" will not be taken seriously unless it agrees a binding target of 20 percent renewables by 2020 – enforceable in the European court.

She is determined to get agreement to act at the informal European Council - to be held on Thursday and Friday - saying that she wants the Council to demonstrate that "Europe" is willing to provide a global lead in tackling climate change.

But, given the leading role Germany is taking on this issue, one has to wonder whether it really is "Europe" that Merkel wants to be in the lead, or whether this is another way of giving Germany that position.
While the UN chief warns on climate change and claims that "climate change poses as much of a danger to the world as war", An analysis of the United Nations widely-touted 2007 IPCC Global Warming Summary for Policymakers by UK Lord Viscount Monckton has found 31 errors and exaggerations. Here's the Lord's report (pdf file).

Allegre's second thoughts
Fifteen years ago, Dr. Allegre was among the 1500 prominent scientists who signed "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity," a highly publicized letter stressing that global warming's "potential risks are very great" and demanding a new caring ethic that recognizes the globe's fragility in order to stave off "spirals of environmental decline, poverty, and unrest, leading to social, economic and environmental collapse."
With a wealth of data now in, Dr. Allegre has recanted his views. To his surprise, the many climate models and studies failed dismally in establishing a man-made cause of catastrophic global warming. Meanwhile, increasing evidence indicates that most of the warming comes of natural phenomena. Dr. Allegre now sees global warming as over-hyped and an environmental concern of second rank.
The French scientist is not alone: here's an article in Spanish from a Chilean newspaper, sent by Maria Blanco who lives in Spain, about the Economista de Harvard que desmiente a Al Gore, Harvard economist Xavier Sala-i-Martin, who takes the opportunity to call Gore an actor and a hypocrite.

If you think you're beyond the globalarmists' reach after you die, think again: Towards a carbon neutral death
Even death offers no escape from the global warming debate. But as with most things these days, there are eco-friendly alternatives. Woodland burials and wicker coffins are the among the greenest ways to a carbon neutral end.
At least marriage lasts only "til death do us part" - but globalarmism lasts forever. My first question is, what will the effect of burials in wicker coffins be on the water supply? Will we all turn greener from it? Or just die in a carbon-neutral way?

Why do a global warming post this morning?

Because it's 15F outside and Carnegie Lake is still frozen, even after the very warm weekend we just had. February was the coldest in record since 1979. I'm glad the Beeb's not reporting from here - we've had practically no snow while having this record-cold temperatures, but the Beeb's tied its knickers in a knot because Tokyo didn't get snow this year. I say, go to Buffalo if you want snow.

One of the more amusing presentations at CPAC was the one by the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming:

I hope someone plays this documentary here so I can watch. Here's their press release and broadcast information.

In case any of you want to know, I'm done discussing Ann Coulter. I've discussed the subject ad nauseam with other bloggers while in DC, through emails, at other blogs, during yesterday's podcast, on the phone with friends, and at home. Enough. You'll have to go elsewhere for that.

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