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2009 International Conference on Climate Change

Posted by Exile on March 7, 2009

NY09Banner Keep an eye on this one. It’s gonna be a blow to the Anthropogenic Global Warming crowd. Finally, a little truth is about to be brought to the debate.

 

 

 

If you want more information on how the world is not warming up while the debate is, then follow the link in the right hand sidebar to the ICSC.

And while I’m about it, here’s an excerpt from a new article to be found over there;

NASA satellites uniformly monitor the Earth’s lower atmosphere, which greenhouse gas theory predicts will show the first and most significant effects of human-caused global warming.

The satellite-based measurements are uncorrupted by urban heat islands and localized land-use changes that often taint records from surface temperature stations, giving false indications of warming.

The uncorrupted satellite-based temperature measurements refute surface temperature station data finding 2008 to be one of the top 10 warmest years on record.

“How can an ‘average year’ in one database appear to be a [top 10] warmest year in another?” asked meteorologist Joe D’Aleo on his International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project Web site.

“Well, the global databases of [surface station reports] are all contaminated by urbanization, major station dropout, missing data, bad siting, instruments with known warm biases being introduced without adjustment, and black-box and man-made adjustments designed to maximize [reported] warming,”

MMGWOne may as well measure temperature change with a steel ruler…

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We’re Doomed – Again

Posted by Exile on February 25, 2009

MMGW The climate is heating up far faster than scientists had predicted, spurred by sharp increases in greenhouse gas emissions from developing countries like China and India. At least it is according to a “top climate scientist”.  Again. Which is strange, because as we all know, the world has been cooling down for the past ten years straight and right now, I’m freezing my ass off.

Chris Field, a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, said recent studies suggested the continued warming of the planet from greenhouse gas emissions could touch off large, destructive wildfires in tropical rain forests and melt permafrost in the Arctic tundra, releasing billions of tons of greenhouse gases that could raise global temperatures even more.

Uhm.. What continual warming?

“The consequence of that is we are basically looking now at a future climate that is beyond anything that we’ve considered seriously,” Mr Field told the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago.

“There is a real risk that human-caused climate change will accelerate the release of carbon dioxide from forest and tundra ecosystems, which have been storing a lot of carbon for thousands of years.”

Look, we’ve never seriously considered the future climate. We have seriously considered man made and flawed models of future climates, but never the actual climate. And as for the “real risk” of man made acceleration of released gases, well, there is also a real risk that it won’t. Mainly because, it’s getting colder, not hotter.
However, all that aside, the dire and dreadful warnings continue:

He said that "the actual trajectory" of climate change was more serious than any of the predictions in the IPCC’s fourth assessment report called “Climate Change 2007, which had underestimated the potential severity of global warming over the next 100 years.

“We now have data showing that from 2000 to 2007, greenhouse gas emissions increased far more rapidly than we expected, primarily because developing countries, like China and India, saw a huge surge in electric power generation, almost all of it based on coal.”

“Actual trajectory”? As in “Hockey stick”? And so what? As I understand it, CO2 is what plants thrive on. Could this be the answer to desertification? I can’t help wondering how all this is affecting the percentage of O2 in our beleaguered atmosphere? Maybe this is why I’m so short of breath in the mornings? The damn chinks are suffocating me, albeit very slowly. I mean, our atmosphere is only so big, there’s only so much oxygen to go round. Dilute it with CO2 and there you go. Strange as it may seem though, that isn’t actually happening. O2 percentage is constant. I wonder why and breathe more easily.

He said that trend was likely to continue if more countries turned to coal and other carbon-intensive fuels to meet their energy needs. If so, he said the impact of climate change would be“more serious and diverse” than the IPCC’s most recent predictions.

Oh no. What could be more more serious and diverse than my slow suffocation and eventual slow roasting in the hot dry winters ahead? I’m so glad the IPCC made me aware of that. Mind you, they didn’t tell me how, or what, would be more serious and diverse. Rainfall? Snow? Fish and chips? Anybody?
As if all that scary stuff wasn’t enough the article then goes on to list some pretty wild figures about gassy stuff that really knocks my socks off with worry.

Research presented at the AAAS yesterday suggested that the frozen soil of the tundra stored far more greenhouse gas that previously thought, with about 1,000 billion (one trillion) tonnes of carbon now believed to be frozen in permafrost soils.

By comparison, the amount of CO2 that has been released through the burning of fossil fuels since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution is around 350 billion tonnes.

Ooh.. Research. Must be true then. Mind you, it only suggested, didn’t really confirm. Notice too, “more than previously thought”, not “previously known to be”, and “now believed to be” and not “now proven to be”. Sounds a bit hit and miss to me. A sort of guesstimate. Or maybe just grabbed out of thin air. Or should that be thin, CO2 enriched, air?

Similarly;

Meanwhile, new research on the Southern Ocean surrounded Antarctica suggest that the sea, a vital “carbon sink,” is sucking up less CO2 than before.

More new research. More suggested figures. Pretty lousy research for a genuine scare story. Sorry. Just my humble observation.
I’m sure we’re going to get even more of this claptrap now that we have a brand new president in the USA who is labouring under the Gorian belief that the world is on the verge of atmospheric disaster and that we’re all gonna fry by the year 2100 and that CO2 is the denizen of the planet. Frankly, I never believed it. CO2 levels follow global warming, they do not lead it. The world has been a whole lot warmer than it is now and polar bears and penguins survived that too, otherwise, they wouldn’t be here now.
I also realise that taxes have to be paid to finance this rubbish. Rubbish which feeds itself with our money which is fraudulently raised by idiotic green taxes which help proliferate and finance this stuff. It’s the serpent, eating it’s own tail.

I’m tired of it.

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How to Beat the Recession

Posted by Exile on December 6, 2008

I’m sure by now that we’re all pretty clear over the situation in what we laughingly call the global economy. As if the globe ever had an economy as such. It’s in what money people like to call recession. I have bad news for them. My economy has been in recession for years but I’ve learned to live with it. This global recession is going to hurt a lot of people, me included, and therefore I am looking at new ways to improve my financial well being. I think I may have come up with something. It’s a plan so sneaky, you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.

See, we all know that global warming is worrying a lot of people, even though it seems to have stopped and has very little to do with any and all human activity. We all also know, that if one incorporates a green element in anything these days, money will come rolling at it like melting snow down a mountain in avalanche season. People, even poor people, will consider throwing hard earned money at anything that will reduce the amount of CO2 gathering in our industrially violated and over heated atmosphere and thereby save the planet. Recession or not, this is pretty much fact. Unlike man made global warming, which isn’t. And so, I have the basis for a really good scam environmentally sound project that will help me millions. It involves trees and virtually no expense to set up.

This is what you do. Create a website. Offer to plant trees in some remote part of Africa on behalf of both the environment and starving millions of children who have no clothes, parents or trees to climb. Include pictures of these famished and impoverished children in a desert landscape with no trees. Point out that their misery is caused by man made global warming and only man made global warming, which is, of course, our fault and that we are responsible for their plight. Also, make a strong case for trees as a way of reducing the man made and evil CO2.
Include a selection of trees available for planting. The trees must be available in varying price ranges so that even the most destitute can afford one. Hook it up with Paypal or something similar to get easy payment.
Have pictures of a plant nursery in Africa with loads of baby trees just waiting to be planted. Explain that planting trees costs money and that the money people donate will ensure that their very own tree gets put into fertile soil and will be taken care of by highly trained orphans who now have food, clothes, a job for life and are otherwise benefiting from this fiscal support while dramatically reducing levels of CO2.

Then sit back and let the cash roll in. Ha, I hear you say. It can’t be done. Nobody would fall for that one. Well, here’s where I got the idea and they’re going for a billion dollars, one dollar at a time. Who’s laughing now then?

If that doesn’t work, then apply for a United Nations grant to help you study “The effects of man made global warming on the failure of tree planting schemes to generate extra cash flow in the private sector”.

Either one should be an earner…!

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The ICSC

Posted by Exile on November 30, 2008

imageI received a comment today on one of my past posts concerning my favourite peeve, man made global warming. See, I don’t believe it. I believe that certain people invented it, mainly as a reason for squeezing more tax money out of me, but I don’t believe the CO2 claptrap or the man made aspect of global climate change. The comment I refer to here was placed by a man who probably agrees with me. It was signed thus;

Tom Harris
Executive Director
International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC)

Humbled by this, I began to investigate the source. Mr. Harris was good enough to link the ICSC in his comment and I promptly clicked the link. Hallelujah! I am not alone. I will provide links later for anyone who is interested in gathering some well needed ammunition to throw back at the greenies and feel it may be prudent to inject some common sense into the argument concerning Anthropogenic Global Warming.

The site itself is well presented and hosts a mine of information and references. One should take the time to read the “About us” section. The list of credentials is surprisingly long. Personalities are also linked to their own websites and, in some cases, CV’s.

One of the directly useful elements of the site is a simple download. A .pdf document entitled;

“The Skeptics Handbook”.

Which will show you how to:-

“Rise above the mudslinging in the Global Warming debate. Here are the strategies and tools you need to cut through the red-herrings, and avoid the traps.”

Download and read it. Then investigate the rest of the site. It really sticks it to the failing IPCC pointing out not only errors, but downright lies as well. Al Gore, your nemesis is here.

My thanks to Mr. Tom Harris for enlightening me and for his astute comment on my post.

Links:

ICSC

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So That’s Why the Northern Polar Ice is Melting…

Posted by Exile on September 7, 2008

I read an article today from the Timesonline concerning a huge ice floe that has broken away from the northern ice cap of this planet. It is, quote: “the size of Manhattan”; unquote. The article also goes on to state that this ice will not be readily replaced due to, yes, you guessed it, Man Made Global Warming and all that jazz.

Well yippee. That’s going to make shipping over the area much easier. Think of the fuel we’ll save. Personally, I won’t be losing much sleep over this latest piece of global warming activity rubbish. Melting ice does nothing to the sea level. Ask Archimedes. It wouldn’t matter if the whole lot disappeared tomorrow. Unless you’re a polar bear or some such thing and your way of life is dependant on getting cold at least once a day.

MMGWThe thing that really had me in stitches was one of the comments to the article. I hope this guy is joking, because if not, then he is truly lacking in education.

Surely if heat rises then it would also tend to congregate in the northern regions of the planet and as it builds up would then cover more southerly areas pushing the coldest air to the south.

Now that really is a cause for concern! Look out Australia.

Don’t believe me? Then go read the article and the comments: Timesonline

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Iceberg Salad

Posted by Exile on July 19, 2008

As if the usual insomnia wasn’t enough. Now I no longer lie awake at night wondering how I am going to pay for both food and petrol, or how I am going to get something done about my overgrown garden, I have discovered another worry factor that will absolutely keep me up for weeks. This is terrible. I am derelict in my contemplation of the awful consequences of this new threat to both myself and my dear ones. Read all about it here, from the Timesonline:

A new global warming threat to the fragile marine ecosystems of Antarctica has been identified, with the discovery that an increasing number of icebergs are tearing up the sea floor and destroying any life in their way.

The shallow habitats of species such as giant sea spiders, Antarctic worms, sea urchins and corals are facing a growing risk from icebergs, according to research that shows more bergs are floating freely in coastal waters as temperatures rise.

MMGW A new global warming threat! Doubtlessly, man made and unstoppable. Armageddon is upon us. What is one to do? What will become of us all? Not to mention the giant sea spiders. I thought that the growing crime rate, the destruction of western culture, unchecked immigration, rising food prices and the depletion of our (ever so important) oil reserves and so on were bad enough, but the thought of all those poor sea urchins and submarine worms getting squished to bits by free roving malignant icebergs is just too much to bear. And the rising temperatures? Well, I don’t know. I am crushed. This will change my outlook on life.

Iceberg scour is a natural phenomenon, and while it is destructive on a local level it often adds to broader biodiversity by clearing spaces for new life to populate. Scientists, however, are concerned that a substantial increase in the rate of scouring could have unpredictable consequences, creating swaths of shallow water in which organisms with longer life-cycles cannot become established. “The whole balance of the ecosystem could be affected, with consequences that are very difficult to predict,” said Dan Smale, who led the study.

Oh, well. There you go. A natural phenomenon. Adds to broader biodiversity.  Difficult to predict.
Do I detect a little panic mongering in the article? Or should that be fund raising?

The research project had been running for five years. It is now over. What are these eco scientists going to do now? A new project must be created. They have it already.

“The focus of research has all been on rising temperatures, but what has been overlooked is that it isn’t just warming of the water that changes the structure of the ecosystem. The distribution of species is likely to be just as important, and that is going to be affected by iceberg scour.”

Aha. I thought so. Perhaps I don’t need to lie bathed in sweat every night for weeks after all. I wonder just how long it will take for them to ascertain and document the “effects of man made global warming on the distribution of species coupled with iceberg scouring in the Antarctic”? Which is as they mentioned, a natural phenomenon. Shall we estimate another five years? Yeah, that should do it.
And I wonder, just how much “green stuff” that will cost us taxpayers? And just how is it supposed to affect me? Other than footing the bill for another pointless and unnecessary eco-idiotic project? It won’t.

In closing, I have to mention this last piece of information to be found in the article over at the Times:

The research, published in the journal Science , has been dedicated to Kirsty Brown, who died in 2003 while conducting fieldwork at the BAS’s Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula. Ms Brown, 28, who drowned when she was attacked by a leopard seal while snorkling.

She was probably distracted by one of those giant sea spiders. They scare the hell out of me!

Link: Timesonline.co.uk article.

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Forget CO2, The NO2 Will Get Us First

Posted by Exile on May 18, 2008

I suppose this had to happen. The overwhelming evidence that CO2 is not going to kill us all and is a result of increased global temperature, not the cause of it, has forced the scientists to think up the next scare. We are still going to be the ones to blame, of course and I daresay we will be taxed again for it somehow, along with all the bogus CO2 taxes, but the new thing to watch for is Nitrogen Oxide. That will get us warmer than CO2 ever could and probably even quicker. This is the new doomsday gas folks and you read it here first.

An alarm is sounded by papers published today in the journal Science by two international teams including Prof. James Galloway at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, who is now developing a “nitrogen footprint” and Prof. Peter Liss of the University of East Anglia, working with Prof. Robert Duce at Texas A&M University and colleagues elsewhere.

It has long been known that man is enhancing the global nitrogen cycle through the use of fertilisers in agriculture and the burning of fossil fuels in power stations and cars. The effect of this on the land has been extensively studied.

However, this is the first the time its impact on the open ocean has been quantified. “Anyone concerned about climate change will be alarmed at the scale of man’s impact on the world’s oceans,” says Prof. Liss. “It is vital that policy makers take action now to arrest this. “The solution lies in controlling the use of nitrogen fertiliser and tackling pollution from the rapidly increasing numbers of cars, particularly in the developing world.”

“Rising ocean nitrogen levels can deplete essential oxygen levels in the water and has significant effects on climate, food production, and ecosystems all over the world.”

“As much as 80 per cent of the reactive nitrogen entering the world’s oceans from the atmosphere is man-made,” says Prof Doug Capone of the University of Southern California, who worked with Prof Galloway. This has significant implications for global climate change because this nitrogen promotes increased marine biological activity and carbon dioxide uptake, but can also result in the production of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (NO2)”.

MMGW See? The nitrogen will increase marine biology activity and the uptake of the CO2, making it a thing of the past. Good news for us, bad news for the greenies. I suggest we drop all the bogus CO2 taxation now. However, it is nice to see how the solution remains in “controlling the use of nitrogen fertiliser and tackling pollution from the rapidly increasing numbers of cars, particularly in the developing world.” I’ll bet you didn’t see that one coming.

So we need a new scare factor.

Of course, if NO2 fails to materialise, they will come up with something else. Like, fart gas. Oh no, they already tried that. But there are doubtless other noxious gasses that can do the job. Just wait until they find out that oxygen is carcinogenic and a greenhouse gas. I’m sure someone’s working on it somewhere…!

Link: Telegraph article.

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The May 2008 Bullshit Award

Posted by Exile on May 16, 2008

MMGW I just had to copy and paste a bit of this ridiculous article found in the Telegraph. It sounds to me, as if the global warming team are getting decidedly worried about the growing evidence that they have got it grossly wrong and are afraid of being rumbled for good. This just shrieks of panic. I’m sure you all know it, chapter and verse by now, but here goes anyway. Join in if you know the chorus…..

Global warming is causing significant changes to the Earth’s natural systems and it is highly unlikely that any force but man-made climate change can be blamed .

Researchers who analysed 30,000 academic studies dating back to 1970 said man was responsible for changes that ranged from the loss of ice sheets to the collapse in numbers of many species of wildlife.
[….]
On a planetary scale the changes include the melting of glaciers on all continents; earlier spring river run-off; and the warming of oceans, lakes and rivers.
[….]
In Europe, they found evidence of glaciers melting in the Alps; earlier pollen release in the Netherlands; and apple trees producing leaves 35 days earlier in Spain.

In Asia they reported a change in the freeze depth of permafrost in Russia; and the earlier flowering of ginkgo in Japan.

In Antarctica, the population of emperor penguins had declined by 50 per cent. In South America, the melting of the Patagonia ice-fields were contributing to a rise in sea levels.

Prof. Barry Brook, of the University of Adelaide, described the evidence that mankind was altering the world as “overwhelming”.

He said: “These changes are only a minor portent of what is likely to come.” Goldstarbullshit transparency

Ahem. (Just clearing my throat….) “BULLSHIT”.

All these conclusions from, what was it, 38 years of “data”. My , my. How extraordinary. What far reaching studies these must have been. Sorry, but I don’t buy into it.

All these things go on every once in a while and have done so for millennia. It’s called a natural cycle. 800,000 years ago Greenland was ice free. 1000 years ago it was green. Why do you think the Vikings called it “Greenland”? And Newfoundland as we call it now, was then called “Vineland” by the same Vikings. Not many grapes growing there now I suppose? I can’t seem to find a bottle of Newfoundland Chablis anywhere. Must have been all those horse drawn SUV’s that Erik the Red imported. But let’s not mention the medieval warm period that lasted just 400 years, and was a good deal warmer than anything we are experiencing here and now. That only confuses the MMGW crowd. In fact, it allowed Europe to blossom and thrive. Just before the little ice age set in. Which we are still recovering from, globally speaking.

I wonder who pays these people to say these things? Read the whole idiocy for yourselves and try not to laugh out loud.

The Telegraph.

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Global Warming Really is Man Made

Posted by Exile on May 9, 2008

Yep. I’m convinced. Man made global warming. Man made God too. And he makes cars, and aircraft and all kinds of stuff. But it’s the global warming that’s interesting now. Here’s how I figure it..

If you wanted to gain and preserve power over your people 5000 years ago, how would you do it? Simple. Some bright spark figured out that if one could attribute flood, famine, disease, drought, earthquakes, volcanic eruption, plagues of locusts and all other common annoyances of biblical proportion to something no one understood and could then claim to be in contact with that something, one could easily persuade the masses that one was in a position of ultimate power. High priests, in the pay of warlords, became the masters of the inexplicable and supplied the same warlords with a ready supply of virgins, wine, goats, grain, taxes and other goodies including local domination, extracted from the people in the name of pleasing the “Gods”, who were responsible for all the bad stuff happening. The bad stuff was happening because of the inappropriate behaviour of the people towards the gods. Of course, no matter how much the poor unwitting citizens gave, it was never enough to totally appease the gods, so more had to be kept coming. Why? Well, the floods, famine, disease, drought and other crap kept coming. Now you need to tell the people, they haven’t given enough to the gods. That’s why we’re all starving. So sacrifice some grain, goats and a couple of virgins to us priests and we’ll see what we can do about it. After all, there’s no need for the priests to go hungry as well, or their masters. Guess what.. the people gave. The delusion was complete. Inevitably the weather turned, or the volcano went on hiatus again or the rains came and the priests could claim another successful round of negotiations with the gods. This was wonderful. No one thought of questioning it. If they did, they were also sacrificed, as unbelievers who were, of course, displeasing the gods. The proof was there for all to see. Shit happened. The gods were angry. Continuously so. Luckily, their priests had the answers. Temporarily, but inevitably so.

Man made gods. Or at least, a few very clever, sneaky, power hungry men made them up and deluded an entire population.
Sound too fantastic? Think of Hitler, or Stalin. Or Pol Pot. The Aztecs. The Egyptian dynasties.

Centuries passed. We got smarter. The god theory began to fall into disrepute. After generations of crawling, bowing and scraping, taxation and sacrificed virgins and animals and a couple of real big wars, someone cottoned on and pulled the plug. Dissent amongst the downtrodden masses finally brought the priests down off their high positions of power and a freer society began to flourish. The taxes remained to support the local chieftains, now royal families, but the virgins had a few more prospects in life, other than sacrifice at a whim of the weather or local geological upsets.

So now we enter the enlightened age of all encompassing communication. TV, radio, travel, flight and finally, the internet. How do you forward your own interests as a power hungry politician in this day and age? God’s off the list now. We need something equally as inexplicable, frightening and yet, tangible in some way. We know about geology and weather fluctuations and earthquakes and stuff, so we need something bigger and more complicated than the local news. Something global.
Well, the globe is warming up. It has been since the late middle ages. Since the end of the little ice age. That followed the Medieval Warm Period, during which, temperatures were higher than they are today by far, and the people of the northern hemisphere flourished. It’s a natural process, but deniable.
Right, there’s the vehicle. Now, attribute it to something the people are doing. Well, the people are living and using energy.. which generates a natural bi-product… CO2. There’s the inappropriate bit. A rise in CO2 actually follows a rise in temperature, but that’s open to distortion too. We can modify the figures and distort the time factor by data handling.
Priests are also out now. We got educated. Right. No priests. Scientists then. Because we believe scientists now, not priests. And yes, let’s get the press in on it too. They will print what we tell them and won’t argue.

So the warlords became greedy megalomaniac politicians. The priests became government funded scientists saying exactly what they are paid to say and the sacrifice continues. The taxation, the sacrifice of our freedoms, and the stifling of any debate that threatens the men at the top continues. In fact , let’s invent an inner temple to strengthen the idea. Make it global. Call it the IPCC. The International Panel on Climate Change. Titles mean everything.
We can’t sacrifice the dissenters as unbelievers nowadays, but we can ostracise them and insult them and underfund them and prevent them from speaking out against the modern god of anthropogenic climate change.

It’s the perfect model for mass hysteria and mass control. We have the vehicle, we have the guilt factor ready, we control the data and publication, we own the opinion and we can censor it all to fit our needs.

Yep. I believe that global warming is man made. Or at least, that a few very clever, sneaky, power hungry men made it up and deluded an entire global population.

And guess what…. the people keep on giving.

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The Manhattan Declaration

Posted by Exile on May 7, 2008

This declaration will not be well reported. It was made by climate scientists in Manhattan, New York, on the 4th of March this year. The silence in the press has been thunderous. Why, you may ask. The answer is very simple. The declaration does not fit the UN and IPCC’s agenda on climate change and Man Made Global Warming. In fact, the people involved in the making of this declaration are so at odds with that agenda, that their funding for research is drastically lower than those supporting the MMGW theory and even though they are probably right in their assumptions, their results never get published. Put bluntly, people, you are being deliberately denied the truth about global warming. Strictly speaking, you are being lied to. Every day.

Here’s a little snippet I found in The Spectator:

During the International Conference on Climate, scientists revealed the lack of tolerance science journals and institutions have exhibited for skeptical climate views.

‘We [fellow skeptical scientists] talked mostly of work and upcoming papers and went through the standard ritual of griping about journal editors and the ridiculous hoops we sometimes have to jump through to get papers published. But some of the guys had absolute horror stories of what happened to them when they tried getting papers published that explored non-‘consensus’ views. Really outrageous and unethical behavior on the parts of some editors. I was shocked,’ wrote conference participant Dr. William M. Briggs, a climate statistician who serves on the American Meteorological Society’s Probability and Statistics Committee and is an Associate Editor of Monthly Weather Review, on his blog on March 4.

Prominent Hungarian Physicist Dr. Miklós Zágoni, a former global warming activist who recently reversed his views about man-made climate fears and is now a skeptic, presented scientific findings at the conference refuting rising CO2 fears. Zágoni’s scientific mentor Hungarian scientist, Dr. Ferenc Miskolczi, an atmospheric physicist, resigned from his post working with NASA because he was disgusted with the agency’s lack of scientific freedom. Miskolczi, who also presented his peer-reviewed findings at the conference, said he wanted to release his new research that showed “runaway greenhouse theories contradict energy balance equations,” but he claims NASA refused to allow him. ‘Unfortunately, my working relationship with my NASA supervisors eroded to a level that I am not able to tolerate. My idea of the freedom of science cannot coexist with the recent NASA practice of handling new climate change related scientific results,” Miskolczi said according to a March 6 Daily Tech article.

So, even NASA is involved in keeping the truth from us. It would appear that inconvenient truths are only allowed to be publicly inconvenient in one direction. The US Senate did however take note. I found a few links to follow and one brought me to this, from the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works reports:

New York, New York – Scientists skeptical of man-made climate fears meeting at the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change in New York City described the “absolute horror stories” about how some scientific journals have engaged in “outrageous and unethical behavior” in attempting to suppress them from publishing their work in peer-reviewed journals. The March 2-4 groundbreaking conference, which featured about 100 speakers with over 500 people attending, presented the report of a team of international scientists who formed a group to counter the UN IPCC.

MMGW At last. A group of scientists to counter the UN IPCC. But how will that help if they are not allowed by the most prominent scientific journals to publish their findings? Luckily, we do have the internet and we do have bloggers and there are places where one can go and find these things and publicise them.

So, in closing this post I will leave you with one last link. You can find the Manhattan Declaration there and more evidence of the cover up. Heartland:

For those too lazy, or just too tired, to use the link, here it is:

The Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change

“Global warming” is not a global crisis

We, the scientists and researchers in climate and related fields, economists, policymakers, and business leaders, assembled at Times Square, New York City, participating in the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change,

Resolving that scientific questions should be evaluated solely by the scientific method;

Affirming that global climate has always changed and always will, independent of the actions of humans, and that carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant but rather a necessity for all life;

Recognising that the causes and extent of recently-observed climatic change are the subject of intense debates in the climate science community and that oft-repeated assertions of a supposed ‘consensus’ among climate experts are false;

Affirming that attempts by governments to legislate costly regulations on industry and individual citizens to encourage CO2 emission reduction will slow development while having no appreciable impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. Such policies will markedly diminish future prosperity and so reduce the ability of societies to adapt to inevitable climate change, thereby increasing, not decreasing human suffering;

Noting that warmer weather is generally less harmful to life on Earth than colder:

Hereby declare:

That current plans to restrict anthropogenic CO2 emissions are a dangerous misallocation of intellectual capital and resources that should be dedicated to solving humanity’s real and serious problems.

That there is no convincing evidence that CO2 emissions from modern industrial activity has in the past, is now, or will in the future cause catastrophic climate change.

That attempts by governments to inflict taxes and costly regulations on industry and individual citizens with the aim of reducing emissions of CO2 will pointlessly curtail the prosperity of the West and progress of developing nations without affecting climate.

That adaptation as needed is massively more cost-effective than any attempted mitigation, and that a focus on such mitigation will divert the attention and resources of governments away from addressing the real problems of their peoples.

That human-caused climate change is not a global crisis.

Now, therefore, we recommend –

That world leaders reject the views expressed by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as well as popular, but misguided works such as “An Inconvenient Truth”.

That all taxes, regulations, and other interventions intended to reduce emissions of CO2 be abandoned forthwith.

Agreed at New York, 4 March 2008

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