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The Meltdown Meltdown

Posted by Exile on January 17, 2010

Another climate change lie died a death this week. This one concerns the 15,000 glaciers that are presently sliding their tortuous way down the Himalayas. According to an IPCC report published in 2007, these glaciers will be gone by 2035. That seems astonishingly quick, even for a numbskull like me, as those glaciers are hundreds of feet thick, are at altitudes where the temperature is constantly below zero and where snowfall by the megaton is a daily occurrence.

It turns out, that this prediction was made based solely on a highly speculative argument supplied by a low ranking Indian scientist in a minor publication which was picked up by an IPCC cheerleader who then ran with the ball. The IPCC is doing all it can to back-pedal on this one. Or should that read back-peddle? They’ve been peddling their nonsense for years and it has cost me enough already.

Under the title “World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown”, the Timesonline has this article on it’s pages. Misled? That’s putting it mildly. “Lied to” is the term of phrase that springs to mind.

Read the article and laugh your worries away.

At least, I would laugh my worries away but I know that somewhere out there, there are those who still believe this global warming tripe. Unfortunately, these are the same people who have access to my shrinking pockets.

 

Footnote:

It’s still bloody freezing here. Uncommonly cold. Where the hell is all that global warming when you really need it?
I must remember to write to that nice Mr. Gore and ask.

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After COP15

Posted by Exile on December 29, 2009

I thought it might be prudent to point out, that we are having the coldest December here since 2002. I think there were warmer winters before 2002, as there were colder ones, but nobody wants to talk about that in the media available to me. Heaven forbid that we could document here, that winter has been warmer during the past goodness knows how long.

If this cold snap keeps up, we will achieve a middle temperature for December of less than 0.1 degrees C. Right now, there’s a good frost going on outside. I know this, because I’ve just been out with the dogs and believe me when I say, it’s bloody freezing out there.

Which is surprising, considering all that bloody Gorian global warming that’s been going on for so long now, that planet earth has been cooling down for the last nine years.

My house lies almost exactly on a latitude of 55.6 degrees North, which puts me a little over half way up the hill from the equator. If it’s cold here, then it’s got to be freezing at the top. We get at least a little sunlight during the day to warm us, unlike the Arctic regions, which are now in permanent darkness.

I can’t help wondering about those poor polar bears. Perhaps we should ask Al Gore to send ‘em a few (eco-friendly) torches and warm woolly socks to keep their toes warm on all that non-existent arctic ice?

Global warming? Ha-bloody-ha.

Lying bastards.

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Valid Comment

Posted by Exile on December 21, 2009

I don’t often do this.

This comment was posted to my post “Challenging the IPCC”. It was received today, 21-12-2009 and is worthy of being posted here as a stand alone.

My thanks to P. Molls for the comment which appears under the relevant post and is now presented here. The linked video lasts about 8 minutes. See it.

 

To whom it may concern !

More confusion…..?!?

Please take time out to listen to this video presentation by well known John Coleman. (see below)

http://www.kusi.com/home/78477082.html?video=pop&t=a

Thank you !

P. Molls

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COP15

Posted by Exile on December 20, 2009

Results of a two week long and extremely, nay, pornographically expensive venting of hot air and opinions at taxpayers expense, are summed up as follows:

 

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Comments displaying disappointment are plentiful from NGOs and scientists in the early aftermath of the UN conference in Copenhagen.

“What we have after two years of negotiation is a half-baked text of unclear substance. With the possible exceptions of US legislation and the beginnings of financial flows, none of the political obstacles to effective climate action have been solved,”

Kim Carstensen, Leader of global conservation organization WWF’s Global Climate Initiative.

Tee-hee.

Personally, I think that’s absolutely the best possible result they could have achieved. I’m glad the farce is over. The town will return to its normal state of winter apathy and I can drive my car wherever I wish with no interference from bored police officers or detours due to pointless left wing extremist rioting. When I heard the results of the conference on climate change I couldn’t quite decide between a celebratory scotch or champagne. I went for both.

Hopefully this non-result will dampen the spirits of those that seek our destruction by unnecessary taxation for nothing.

The climate is changing. It always has. It’s natural. There is nothing to be done to alter that. And trying to do so is a waste of time, money and effort. Let nature take its course and learn to live with the consequences.

By the way, it’s minus eight degrees Celsius outside right now.

Uncommonly cold for this time of year…

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The World According to George Monbiot

Posted by Exile on December 3, 2009

And who, might you ask, is George Monbiot? He’s one of the leading greenies. He writes for the Guardian amongst other things. A staunch defender of those that have lied to us about global warming climate change for years. He refers to those of us who choose not to believe the flawed and manipulated data concerning temperature and CO2 and other such blithering nonsense and therefore dare to challenge his preferred new religion  science, as “scumbags”, “liars” and “cheats”. Which I’m sure, is all very scientific and greatly adds to the debate.
Nevertheless, in the light of “climategate”, the hacking and releasing of CRU emails and files, which clearly documents who has been lying and cheating, he has been more than a little on the defensive and probably shed a tear or two for the now dying falling sky theories.

Admitting that the emails et al are damaging and damning, he has taken on a somewhat passive-aggressive tone and is clearly suffering from a dose of sackcloth and ashes. Which is a bit like swine flu at the moment, spreading at pandemic rates through the green camp accompanied by a good deal of wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth.

I’m not going to bring any of George’s scribblings here, but I would take the time to include the following links which will take you, dear reader, to the thoughts of Mr. Monbiot. I hope you will take the time to follow and read.

MMGW Guardian article #1

Guardian article #2

By the way Mr. Monbiot, I object to being called a scumbag, liar or cheat by you. Especially now, where I can finally see what company you otherwise keep. Which is how I measure a man.

However, I can also insult. You sir, are a twit.

And that’s putting it nicely.

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Green Lies: Coral reefs

Posted by Exile on November 27, 2009

The city I call home is about to be overrun with screaming greenies all hell bent on telling me how I am ruining the planet. I take a certain distance from their idiotic views. I agree the climate is changing. I believe it may be, in some cases, for the better and that we should accept it as a fact and not as a threat. Just to put a few things into perspective, I am considering my own little campaign to weigh against the green mantras of death and destruction.

For example, they are not telling the whole truth about coral reefs. Yes, the old ones are dying, which is a normal cycle in itself, but why do we never hear of the new ones that are springing up form the west coast of Ireland to the Gulf of Carpenteria? Even in places where there never has been coral before.

Don’t believe me? well, here’s a few links to support my standpoint:

New coral reef: Phuket

New coral reef: Ireland

New coral reef: Seychelles

New coral reef: Australia

There are more. Just Google for “new coral reef” and you hit loads of them. Why are we not being told about this? Well, it doesn’t fit the green agenda. It really is that simple.

See, they aren’t simply telling us lies about the changing climate, they aren’t telling us the truth about it either.

Which is doubly shameful and should be doubly damning.

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You Don’t Scare Me Anymore

Posted by Exile on November 15, 2009

There’s a real scare campaign going on over here. It is based on the supposed effects of CO2 and Global Warming, whatever that may mean, and is doubtless designed to curry favour for the coming climate conference in Copenhagen. We are shown, through the medium of TV, pictures of beautiful places that are to be destroyed because of mankind’s folly and use of technology. The imminent destruction of all things nice on this planet. The sky is falling, the sea is rising. We’re all gonna fry.

Bollocks.

Greenland and the ice cover there is getting a fair share of the propaganda. It’s melting. Whoopee. The sea will rise 7.4 metres. OK. That doesn’t bother me. If Greenland warms up that much then it will be green again, as it doubtlessly was when Erik the Red went there at the start of the Medieval Warm Period around a thousand years ago. He didn’t name it “Green Land” for nothing. Canada was beautifully green then too. All year round.  No permafrost.

Here’s something I found about permafrost.

In geology, permafrost or permafrost soil is soil at or below the freezing point of water (0 °C or 32 °F) for two or more years. Ice is not always present, as may be in the case of nonporous bedrock, but it frequently occurs and it may be in amounts exceeding the potential hydraulic saturation of the ground material. Most permafrost is located in high latitudes (i.e. land in close proximity to the North and South poles), but alpine permafrost may exist at high altitudes in much lower latitudes. Permafrost accounts for 0.022% of total water and exists in 24% of exposed land in the Northern Hemisphere.

(Wikipedia.)

If Greenland’s ice melts and if the sea really rises 7.4 metres, then the permafrost, which is basically at the same latitudes, will also melt. That will open the 24% of the presently uninhabitable frozen area of exposed land in the Northern Hemisphere up to agriculture and living space. I reckon that will more than compensate for any land loss due to rising seas.
Not only that, but if it is the CO2 you are worried about, don’t be. The extra agricultural activity will benefit from it and it will bring about record harvests. Plants love CO2. They thrive on it. Add the warmer climate to that and you have a success story.

Strange. Al Gore never mentioned that. Why is that?

I have a couple of other questions for Al Gore and the boys. For example;

MMGW Around the time of the bronze age and for a period of some 4,000 years, the earth was considerably warmer than it is today. This is known as the Holocene Climate Optimum. It was a time of great advancement as far as the human race was concerned. Most of Europe was occupied by people migrating Northward to the new territories. We’re still here.
How the hell did the bloody polar bears survive that one? And the penguins? And all those damn fish you’re all going on about? Answers please, Mr. Gore & co. Straight ones, please.

Ditto the Medieval Warm Period, Mr. Gore.

Why do we never, and i mean never, see pictures of the snow and ice falling by the megaton on the polar regions and Greenland et al every year but always see the annual melting of glaciers on TV? Where the hell does all that ice come from every year?

Why do we never see pictures of the newly forming coral reefs but always see the dying off of the old ones?

Why does no-one ever discuss the re-growth of the rain forests?

All this and more, Mr. Gore. But no. Let’s all get on the doom and gloom bandwagon and push for higher taxes, the stagnation of the third world and jobs for the boys based on misleading and false science promoted through the IPCC.

You bastards don’t frighten me anymore. You’re lying and we all know it.

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Al Gore is an Idiot

Posted by Exile on April 30, 2009

There. I said it. I wrote it for all the world to see, if it comes here to read my blog. How do I come to this conclusion? Well, it’s because of his latest blast of doom and gloom delivered in the town of Tromsø in the north of Norway in that bit of Scandinavia that we call the frozen North. It’s just that it isn’t frozen all year round. It thaws out every year in the spring and then freezes again in the autumn and winter. According to Al Gore, that is not normal and can’t we see, that the ice is melting before our very eyes?

Yes Mr. Gore. We can. And we’re glad that it does so. Every year. Otherwise, we’d be in a new ice age.

It’s normal over here.

All this melting ice nonsense is getting to be boring and basically, it isn’t dangerous anyway. All the polar ice could melt in a day and the sea would not rise an inch. Ice displaces itself in water. Archimedes worked it out hundreds of years ago. Back to school, Mr. Gore. Do your homework.

If you want the low down on the ice figures, I found a neat website devoted to the Cryosphere. New word for you? It means the cold bits of the world. You know, the extreme north and south. This site brings some neat graphs displaying the polar ice and indeed, the global ice cover.

Here’s a graph concerning the Arctic ice since monitoring began in 1979:

 

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I’d say that looks pretty stable. Goes up in the winter, down in the summer. You know, normal. Like it’s supposed to. Variations here are minimal.
If you want a closer look, here’s the link: Arctic ice cover

That’s only the Northern bit of the global ice cover. Now, if you want to see the global figures..:

 

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Once again, that looks all pretty stable to me. Up and down like a whores drawers. Regular. Normal.
Here’s the link to this graph:  Global ice cover

And while I’m about it, let me tell you, that the ice cover has actually grown recently, contrary to all the doomsayers preferred mantra. The thing is, they show you pictures of glaciers falling to bits and melting ice masses and icebergs at the drop of a hat. Funny how you never see pictures of the millions of tons of snow and arctic ice crystals that fall each year to replace it. I suppose it must be too cold to warrant a visit in the winter.

Al Gore is presently trying to drum up some interest in the coming climate talks due to take place in Copenhagen this year. That he is desperate is clear. The lies are coming home to roost and the general population of the entire world is coming to realise that this global warming crap is just that. Crap. A reason to increase taxation and no more. The creation of artificial green jobs must be funded and we, people, are going to fund it, whether we like it or not.

Perhaps I wouldn’t mind so much if the Gorian lies were a little less obvious and a little more informed.

Go here; and read it for yourself. Unless, of course, you find the truth to be a little too inconvenient.

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The Dark Age

Posted by Exile on March 28, 2009

Summer time starts officially somewhere between midnight and sunrise on Sunday, the day after tomorrow. Which is a little surprising because I’m still feeling the cold and even though the first signs of spring are to be found, it’s still bloody freezing when the wind blows. Apart from me getting one hour less in the old feather bed, I don’t suppose it will make much difference to my life.
On the other hand, the greenies all over the world are going to make an event of it all. The idea is that the whole world should switch off the lights in their households and sit for one hour in the dark. The “event”, which they call “Earth Hour”, is to start in New Zealand at 20:30 on Saturday and the hour will roll round the world meaning that all countries will be plunged into darkness at eight thirty p.m. local time, wherever they are. I’ll try to stay awake just for the sake of a little excitement. Global goings on aren’t really my forté but hey, you gotta start somewhere.

I see a few problems with all this world saving activity. I mean, there are those who are automatically excluded. For example, the Masai folks in Africa. They live in mud huts and have no electricity anyway. The Mongols on the steppes of Mongolia. The Laplander reindeer herders. The homeless. Wandering Arabs. Eskimoes. How are they to show their appreciation of mother earth and join this protest? Maybe we shouldn’t tell them. Better not to let them in on it all in the first place.

I won’t be joining in. I am going to have the lights on. All of ‘em. Even the ones I don’t need. And the TV and my computer too. I’ll let the fridge and the freezer run wild and probably turn the oven on as well. Toast might be nice at about half time. And tea. The electric water heater will have to go on at full blast. It’s bath night and I ain’t getting wet in cold water for anyone’s sake. The electric heater in my cellar will be on as I hate to sit at my computer and freeze. (I have my own “man cave” in the cellar.) All the batteries that need recharging will be doing just that at the same time. I mean, if nobody else is using the electricity that will still be generated in the aforementioned time frame, then I will have it all to myself. So I intend to take full and absolute advantage of it.

Apparently, I won’t be alone. According to a survey poll in the Jyllands Posten, 58% of the Danes are not going to switch off their lights. 10% haven’t decided yet and the rest are stark staring mad going to join in.

How this action is going to “save” the planet is beyond me but I daresay someone, somewhere, thinks it’s all rather marvellous and what a wonderful signal to send to our lying thieving global politicians, who know there is no real global climate crisis going on, that we really do care about the old globe and we don’t mind paying all the extra and unnecessary taxes, please Sir, can I have some more?

They are the ones who are permanently in the dark. No need to switch anything off there. How does the phrase go? “The lights are on, but there’s nobody home”. We’re going to have to rewrite that one. “The lights are off, but they’re in there, somewhere.”

I won’t be joining them.

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The Truth Will Out

Posted by Exile on March 14, 2009

Finally, someone got round to saying it.

March 11th 2009. Media Release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

EU PRESIDENT SLAMS GLOBAL WARMING ALARMISM .

European Union and Czech Republic president, Vaclav Klaus received a standing ovation at the opening of the second International Conference on Climate Change in New York with his address on the dangers to freedom of speech arising from the climate debate. Over 700 delegates from 28 countries gathered on Sunday for the biggest climate realist conference yet staged, to reject completely the theory of human- caused climate change.

President Klaus stated he was puzzled by environmentalists approach to technical progress.
It was as if they “want to stop economic progress and take mankind back centuries. Environmentalists do not want to change the climate; they want to change us and our behaviour. Therefore, it should not be surprising that they recommend preventative rather than adaptive policies. Our adaptive capacity is increasing all the time with increasing technologies” said President Klaus.

Australian Climate Science Coalition science advisor, Professor Bob Carter who addressed the conference today, said it was clear from data presented at the conference that global temperature had declined in this decade whilst carbon dioxide levels continued to rise. “These facts presented at the conference undermine the theory of human caused climate change”. “This makes any discussion on the introduction of an Emissions Trading Scheme [ETS] irrelevant as rising levels of carbon dioxide have had no measurable effect on global temperature”.

– ENDS –

Although, I wonder. Could rising levels of CO2 actually be cooling the planet now? No-one ever thought about a saturation point, now did they? And what if we reached it about, ooh, let’s say, ten years ago?

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