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Great summary on global warming

From the Hillbuzz Friday Open Thread:

The debate is over.  Global warming is man-made.  

The issue is man-made, the data is man-made, the crisis is man-made . . . and so is the consensus.

Only in a place where journalism is nearly dead could people not be aware of the global warming fraud and the massive hypocrisy of its proponents.

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Fire the media — Seriously.  Great analysis of how we got where we are from the American Spectator.

Scientific dogma — Dogma isn’t just for non-Liberals.  Read this excellent analysis of how dogma is driving the climate change debate and costing us billions of dollars.

And further down in her post she gives some examples of what we should expect if climate science were not plagued by the sort of dogmatic beliefs that are elsewhere decried (and rightly so) as being anti-scientific.

“Well, lets try this. In 2010, lets assume that there are very very few climate scientists left that regard the IPCC as dogma. What might this look like?

  • no petitions signed by members of the IPCC or national academy members
  • Nature and Science not writing op-eds that decry “deniers”
  • no climate scientists writing op-eds that decry the “deniers”
  • no climate scientists talking about “consensus” as an argument against disagreement (argumentum ad populam, h/t Nullius in Verba)
  • IPCC scientists debating skeptics about the science
  • climate scientists stop talking about cap and trade and UNFCCC policies because the science demands that we do this
  • no more professional society statements supporting the IPCC”

Also see This must be the best laugh of the week for climate skeptics

The results of a survey carried out among readers of the frantically Warmist “Scientific American” are now available.

It must have nearly choked them to publish the results. It’s a wonder they didn’t “fudge” the results, in fact. Fudging results is standard operating procedure for Warmists. See HERE or HERE for instance

Go Here to see all.

Talk about a propaganda fail! And this was among a readership that would have been highly literate scientifically.

Top Ten Countdown: Reasons Why People Vote Democrat — I would have left off #1, but the rest are accurate.

Superior overview of the Bible and homosexuality by John MacArthur.  Save the link. (Hat tip: Mark)

QUESTION: Has HillBuzz.org changed your opinions on the gay community? – interesting thread with lots of interesting comments.  They don’t read the Lefty script like most gays do, so they have done a lot to tick off the establishment.  Good for them.

Great send up of a popular bumper sticker (hat tip: Glenn)

Why yes, Mr. President, if unemployment was 5% then we would have had more confidence in your policies choices.  But it isn’t 5%, because they didn’t work, so we don’t have confidence in them!

This is important.

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Not so strange bedfellows: Evolutionists and Global Warming proponents

Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’?  This is really quite huge.  It demonstrates the lies behind the global warming fraud and that they are some of the techniques used by evolutionists to avoid competition with their worldview.  The Expelled! movie could have been made about GW alarmists as well.

It is hard to imagine a bigger story.  If the roles were reversed Hollywood would be firing up an Academy Award winning movie  highlighting the evil Right Wingers and their plot to fake evidence to destroy economies, expand government controls and take over the world.  Only in this case, it is the Left trying to do exactly that.  And they were busted. 

These scientists are frauds and liars and indirectly stole billions of dollars. 

I’m tagging this as a favorite for future use in reminding people that not all scientists are just noble, fact seeking purists.  The stain of original sin affects us all. 

Just one question: Will all the school kids who suffered through An Inconvenient Truth be told the real truth now?  Countless children were forced to watch the Inherit the Wind evolution propoganda movie as well.

Here’s another take on this critical story.

I borrowed stole these examples of the fraud from the Wintery Knight:

  • Phil Jones writes to University of Hull to try to stop sceptic Sonia Boehmer Christiansen using her Hull affiliation. Graham F Haughton of Hull University says its easier to push greenery there now SB-C has retired.(1256765544)
  • Michael Mann discusses how to destroy a journal that has published sceptic papers.(1047388489)
  • Tim Osborn discusses how data are truncated to stop an apparent cooling trend showing up in the results (0939154709). Analysis of impact here. Wow!
  • Phil Jones encourages colleagues to delete information subject to FoI (Freedom of Information) request.(1212063122)
  • Phil Jones says he has use Mann’s “Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series”…to hide the decline”. Real Climate says “hiding” was an unfortunate turn of phrase.(0942777075)
  • Kevin Trenberth says they can’t account for the lack of recent warming and that it is a travesty that they can’t.(1255352257)
  • Tom Wigley discusses how to deal with the advent of FoI law in UK. Jones says use IPR argument to hold onto code. Says data is covered by agreements with outsiders and that CRU will be “hiding behind them”.(1106338806)
  • Reaction to McIntyre’s 2005 paper in GRL. Mann has challenged GRL editor-in-chief over the publication. Mann is concerned about the connections of the paper’s editor James Saiers with U Virginia [does he mean Pat Michaels?]. Tom Wigley says that if Saiers is a sceptic they should go through official GRL channels to get him ousted. (1106322460) [Note to readers – Saiers was subsequently ousted]
  • Later on Mann refers to the leak at GRL being plugged.(1132094873)
  • It goes on and on. There are FORTY-SEVEN of these.

Global warming and cherry picking

I thought that The way the Ball bounces: The Mother of All Cherries was a great summary of the problems with the global warming debate.  I encourage you to read it all, but here are a few highlights:

AGW alarmism vs. skepticism is not about science vs. non-science; or science vs. religion; it is about sound science vs. unsound science. It is about what definite conclusions (and far-reaching actions) are warranted by the data vs. unwarranted.

. . .

And a lot of ancillary things — like the popular use of metaphor such as “the earth has a fever” and “the planet is on fire” to advance the AGW cause — which is one reason I “cherry-pick” weather events to poke fun at the AGW messengers — especially when events don’t go according to script. But, unlike AGW alarmists, I use the cherry-picked weather events for satirical, as opposed to scientific, or pecuniary (hello Al Gore), purposes. This flies over the heads of AGW fundamentalists — even when I point out this is what I am doing they still go nuts. (While their side, of course, continues to cherry-pick weather events when it suits them — e.g., the iconic image of the stranded polar bear, and Katrina, the mother-of-all-cherries).

. . .

And, of course, the fact that scientists that don’t get on board the AGW ship are censured and lose funding, while those who are on board are awarded millions, resulting in skewed, built-in incentives to crank the alarmist message ever higher in the darwinian quest for continued funding — an inconvenient truth, I’m sure.

And a generally compliant media because “scientists have spoken” and Madonna and Sir Richard are on-board.

And the AGW fundamentalist who thinks an important part of the solution is keeping African communities without electricity because, trust me, they’re better off and happier without it.

. . .

And what I regard as the sheer and utter hubris of mankind thinking that he alone is the cause of climate change and that he has the power to control the climate.

And the dangerous sub-text to all of this: world governance controlling populations and individuals in the name of urgent necessity.

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Try finding this image of Obama’s buddy Ayers on Google.  Given how well known this shot is, you’d think it would go to the top of Google searches for “Ayers flag.”  It is nowhere to be found.  Is Google evil for hiding this?   Hat tip: Stop the ACLU

Theologian Michael Scott, from The Office: “If there isn’t a God, then what are all these churches for?”

The intolerance of the pro-GLBTQ movement – it is a one-way street.  No discussion allowed.  I thought the media reporting was surpisingly balanced.

The untold story about Sally Kern– the Oklahoma State Representative was demonized for comments she made about the pro-GLBTQ movement.  It was illogical and unfair to begin with, but even more so when you learn a little more about her.

Good video on the global warming hoax.  We are fortunate the many errors have gotten exposed so thoroughly and quickly.  How long will it take to change the public opinion?  It is so sad that kids were forced to watch An Inconvenient Truth without any balance whatsoever.

Some good pro-life progress from the United Methodist General Conference.

Jonah Goldberg addresses Jeremiah Wright’s lie that the U.S. government “purposely infected African-American men with syphilis.”  He also points out the irony that those using this example are pro-big government – the very government they claim they can’t trust:

But the idea that the Tuskegee experiment somehow validates the deranged, paranoid view that the U.S. government created AIDS to murder African-Americans — in one of the most hideously painful, drawn-out and expensive manners imaginable — is a riot of ridiculousness and a maelstrom of mendacity. And yet, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard guilt-ridden white liberals say exactly that. “Considering what we did at Tuskegee,” they opine, “who can blame them for being distrustful of government?”

Well, as a conservative, I have no problem with distrusting government, nor can I fault the descendants of slaves or the victims of Jim Crow for distrusting government more than most.

But why blacks remain the most reliable voters for the party of ever-expanding government power is something of a mystery.