Archive for October, 2008
If Man-Made methane takes a full year to work its way around the earth, then how can you blame a world0wide increase of methane on man? The answer: you can’t.
Boston (MA) – Scientists at MIT have recorded a nearly simultaneous world-wide increase in methane levels. This is the first increase in ten years, and what baffles science is that this data contradicts theories stating man is the primary source of increase for this greenhouse gas. It takes about one full year for gases generated in the highly industrial northern hemisphere to cycle through and reach the southern hemisphere. However, since all worldwide levels rose simultaneously throughout the same year, it is now believed this may be part of a natural cycle in mother nature – and not the direct result of man’s contributions.
Well well well.
One thing does seem very clear, however; science is only beginning to get a handle on the big picture of global warming. Findings like these tell us it’s too early to know for sure if man’s impact is affecting things at the political cry of “alarming rates.” We may simply be going through another natural cycle of warmer and colder times – one that’s been observed through a scientific analysis of the Earth to be naturally occurring for hundreds of thousands of years.
Look people. This is the whole point. The entire reason why I have started this website. It is difficult to say, when the earth’s temp has swayed harder, faster, and more powerfully then now, that THIS time it is my Chevy Tahoe’s fault.
I throw a rock in the lake ten times, and the rock does not float to the surface each time. If on the eleventh time, You are standing with me, and the same thing happens, but this time I blame you, I’m sure you would be offended. Much like I am offended when someone slams on the hood of my Tahoe on Campus and yells “You don’t need something that big!”
Comment by Anonymous on 2008-11-29 16:23:20
mybe they were not talking about your tahoe?
London, England. First Octobuurrrrr snow since 1922. Ironic that the House of Commons is is debating Global Warming.
Snow fell as the House of Commons debated Global Warming yesterday – the first October fall in the metropolis since 1922. The Mother of Parliaments was discussing the Mother of All Bills for the last time, in a marathon six hour session.
Ah, Government. The fix for everything right?
The bill creates an enormous bureaucratic apparatus for monitoring and reporting, which was expanded at the last minute. Amendments by the Government threw emissions from shipping and aviation into the monitoring program, and also included a revision of the Companies Act (c. 46) “requiring the directors’ report of a company to contain such information as may be specified in the regulations about emissions of greenhouse gases from activities for which the company is responsible” by 2012.
Recently the American media has begun to notice the odd incongruity of saturation media coverage here which insists that global warming is both man-made and urgent, and a British public which increasingly doubts either to be true. 60 per cent of the British population now doubt the influence of humans on climate change, and more people than not think Global Warming won’t be as bad “as people say”.
Ahhh yes. 60 percent of the british population have started to sway from the Church of Global Warming’s hold. We here have said that inorder to complete their grapplehold on increasing governmental regulation and power in the name of Climate Change, they would have to do it before people wake up. We’ll see if people can finish waking up in time.
Amid record cold temps, Al Gore is giving a speech at Harvard.
The Harvard Sustainability Celebration is going on, and who else would be worthy to speak but Al Gore. (I wonder if Harvard is paying his reported 100k fee for a 45mn long speech)
Oh well, I guess if you can get brainwashed into believing that Harvard is a good idea, you can be brainwashed into believing Al Gore, the great wizard of the Green city.
Ooooooohh… Pay No Attention To The Low Temperatures!!! Ba-woooooooooooOOO! Quick! Look over here, its a Prius!
Yea Harvard… Big University… Green may be the new Crimson, but you environMentalists aren’t much diffrent then wattermellons. Green on the outside… Red to the core.
It’s October 11th, do you know where your global warming is?
From the Idahoe Statesman:
Big snow flakes fell early Friday evening, turning Downtown Boise into a giant snow globe for people on their way home from work. The snow caught many people off guard, including this bicyclist heading down Idaho Street between 8th and 9th around 5:45 p.m. Across the Treasure Valley, tree branches heavy with wet, snow-covered leaves fell on power lines, causing scattered power outages. This is the earliest measurable snowfall in Boise since recordkeeping began in 1898, according to the National Weather Service. At 10 p.m., the Weather Service said 1.7 inches of snow had fallen. The previous earliest recorded snowfall was Oct. 12, 1969, when a little more than an inch fell. And if the snow wasn’t enough, meteorologists say winds across southwestern Idaho will average 25 to 40 mph through Saturday afternoon, with gusts up to 55 mph. Sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected, which can make driving difficult.
I should drive my Tahoe more, to you know… keep this kind of dangerous thing from happening… Dangerous to our children’s future if people doubt the hope and change that would come from a worldwide taxation system in the name of global warming.
Even your vente-soy-double-vente-mocha-decaf-vente-frappuccino isn’t safe.
From The Sun News:
Starbucks was blasted by environmental experts last night after The Sun discovered it pours millions of litres of precious water down the drain at its coffee shops.
The giant coffee chain has a policy of keeping a tap running non-stop at all its 10,000 outlets worldwide, wasting 23.4 MILLION litres a day.
That would provide enough daily water for the entire two million-strong population of drought-hit Namibia in Africa or fill an Olympic pool every 83 minutes.
Every Starbucks branch has a cold tap behind the counter providing water for a sink called a “dipper well”, used for washing spoons and utensils.
Staff are banned from turning the water off under bizarre health and safety rules — bosses claim a constant flow stops germs breeding in the taps.
What is it with hippies and their hatred for clean things? It used to be that Starbucks and your precious $8.50 coffee was sacred ground for environmentalists, but as predicted by the Church of Global Warming, they too would one day be under for a progressive bush-whacking. I mean, you can’t not-hate the most successful….. anything right?
As a tip for the future, so you have one less thing to worry about: When water goes into your drain, it ends up at a water purification plant, where it gets re-processed and pumped back into everybody’s house… like a big loop. Even your urine gets cleansed and you end up drinking it again… So how is it wasting water if it is constantly recycled? And if I am willing to pay for my 4 thousand gallons I use every month to get re-processed and fed back to me, then I guess I don’t understand all the yelling about wasting water.
Starbucks, you go right ahead and wash your utensils and don’t listen to the hippies. The last thing I want to see when I order my hot chocolate (I don’t do coffee) is an un-bathed person behind the counter.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in all his wisdom, signed the first bill nationally that promote local cities and counties to be “more aggressive in enacting land use policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming.”
Sen. Darrell Steinberg, a Sacramento Democrat who carried SB 375, said the measure “will be used as the national framework for fighting sprawl and transforming inevitable growth to smart growth. This is a historic day for California.”
The legislation would use up to $12 billion in state-approved transportation monies to encourage local agencies to build homes closer to cities and along transit lines to minimize traffic. It also seeks more in-fill development near jobs.
Thats good. Its nice when the government tells where you can and can not live (or even tax you more for living where they say you shouldn’t). Urban Sprawl is bad. People shouldn’t be allowed to live in the suburbs. They should all live in condo-type buildings right next to light rail transet stations, that way the train can bring them everywhere the government decides they should go… Home and Work.
Just like Mother Russia.
Nevertheless, some chambers of commerce and transportation agencies opposed the bill, saying it could pre-empt vital roads projects and relinquish to the state important aspects of local planning.
Schwarzenegger, in a statement, dismissed those fears, saying the measure allows for rethinking how communities grow – with attached incentives, such as priority for transit dollars.
Yea, because you know… “Rethinking” has nothing to do with “Brainwashing”.