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Climate “Science” is based on anecdotal evidence

There has been a lot of press lately about the Climate Change fraud going on, but this one puts a lot of their “Science” into perspective.

From Telegraph.co.uk:

In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.

However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them.

The other was a dissertation written by a geography student, studying for the equivalent of a master’s degree, at the University of Berne in Switzerland that quoted interviews with mountain guides in the Alps.

The revelations, uncovered by The Sunday Telegraph, have raised fresh questions about the quality of the information contained in the report, which was published in 2007.

So, let me get this straight… The entire world’s economic system and the freedom of all people on Earth is threatened because some ice climbers were chatting and some geography student quoted them in a school report?

Well, while we’re taking school reports as expert evidence for policy change, I would like to quote my nephew:

I would ROFLMAO if I wasn’t all like WTF.

Danny Glover: Haiti=Responce for Failed Copenhagen

There has been a lot of press in the news with someone religious saying something very stupid regarding the Haiti earthquake.  What was said involved a religious deity causing the events in Haiti and could have been stopped if people just acted differently.

And it’s not just Pat Roberts, though he is the one getting all the press.

While I won’t disagree that what he said was stupid, I find it disturbing how much attention he is getting while a member of the Church of Global Warming said practically the same thing.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2ft5JkNWJA

From Danny Glover:

This is a great moment for another type of internationalism, you know. And I hope we seize this particular moment. Because the threat that happened to Haiti is the threat that can happen anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations, you know. They’re all in peril because of global warming, they’re all in peril because of climate change and all of this. And we need to find…When we did what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens. You know what I’m saying? But we have to act now.

Both Glover and Roberts comments are nearly identical.

In one case, (Pat Roberts) the event in Haiti was caused by a deal signed with the devil to overthrow the French…

In the other case (Danny Glover) event in Haiti was caused because we didn’t sign a deal with the Greenies (in Copenhagen) for the Earth.

I submit that at more of a core, you have a few stupid people saying stupid things about what caused an earthquake.  Religion in either case has these people speaking out of their butts.  However what is most fascinating is how much Pat Robertson is being covered over Danny Glover for comments about the same thing (A religious cause of an earthquake in Haiti).

When you search their names the results in Google News (at the time of this posting) are quite different.

Pat Robertson Haiti: 2,539
Danny Glover Haiti: 239

It is quite interesting how one religion is fashionable to hate, while the other is simply fashionable.  It should be noted too that Glover isn’t just talking about our failure to act in Copenhagen being simply in the relm of Global Warming, but his comments were pretty clearly Big Government… but this whole Global Warming thing on its own is pretty Big Government.

Links for Today

What is it that global warming skeptics are ‘denying?’
Climategate: You should be steamed

Global warming put on hold for a few decades
Cold stuns Floridians, causes deaths elsewhere
14th coldest december in 115 years
Worst Freeze In Over 20 Years In Florida Tonight
Year off to coldest start since 1940
The mini ice age starts here
Big freeze could signal global warming ‘pause’
Farm Bureau Fires Back Against Climate Bill’s ‘Power Grab’

Record Heat is Proof of Global Warming, Record Cold Should be Ignored

It is not hard to find members of the Church clamoring all over themselves with their proof of global warming by pointing out record heat.  A simple Google search will give you all the pages you want for this (despite many of them ignoring the last 10 years of cooling).

But during a record cold spell, in times like this, one must be reminded by the true believers that just because heat is a sign of global warming, that doesn’t mean cold is the opposite:  A sign against.

A couple of examples for you:

ABC News:

Beijing had its coldest morning in almost 40 years and its biggest snowfall since 1951. Britain is suffering through its longest cold snap since 1981. And freezing weather is gripping the Deep South, including Florida’s orange groves and beaches.

Whatever happened to global warming?

Such weather doesn’t seem to fit with warnings from scientists that the Earth is warming because of greenhouse gases. But experts say the cold snap doesn’t disprove global warming at all — it’s just a blip in the long-term heating trend.

Christian Science Monitor:

The brutal cold snap that has put much of the Northern Hemisphere on ice this week doesn’t disprove global warming or mean we’re off the hook for greenhouse emissions.

No sane climate scientist would say that global warming means never having another severe cold snap. What it does mean is a gradual shifting of the odds away from record-breaking cold days and toward record-breaking hot ones.

The Independent:

Closer to home, while we shivered yesterday, in Madrid the temperature was 10C against a seasonal average of 9C, and in Rome it was 13C, compared to an average of 11C. The weather’s natural variability means it is impossible to draw long-term conclusions about a changing climate from any single episode, be it of hot, or cold.

Sphere:

Surely, this means that all of this talk — or at least some of it — about global warming is hype.
No, it doesn’t.

Telegraph.co.uk:

But he said it was wrong to focus on single events – whether they were cold snaps or heat waves – which were the product of natural variability.

Instead they should look at the underlying, longer term trends for the climate which were more ”robust” evidence of the changes which are happening.

They go on and on.  The dilemma here is they are all saying the same thing: 

Just because we’re in a cold snap, doesn’t mean we should see that as a sign of anything.  Instead we should look at the bigger picture.

Much like the Wizard of Oz, here they say one thing, but behind the curtain, something else entirely is going on.

Now, again, the Interweb is a fantastic source of information.  Anyone can Google and disprove what their saying now in regards to not paying attention to a single weather event.  They have all argued at one point or another that every time it gets hot for a day, that warmth is proof positive of climate change.  Even watching the media reflects this, as television is bombarded every summer with Global Warming this, Climate Change that every time the mercury rises even for a short event.

Yet now that big-time cold is happening, and not just for a day or an isolated event, they yelp to ignore the facts behind the curtain.

As one commentator (by the name of board_member) wrote on the Independent article:

Wait just one cotton-pickin’ minute, it seems like only yesterday (maybe 2 weeks ago), all you climate warm-mongers were screaming and shouting, touting VERY localized observations of warming trends to reinforce your claims of the devastating effects of anthropogenic global warming. Now that the same observations don’t support that claim, you’re saying that the localized observations are meaningless? What gives?? Which is it??

You’re not trying to sell us something, are you? Surely not!

You see, I have two problems with the whole “Let’s look at long-term trends” thing that they are spouting now.

They weren’t saying it in the summer, or when they wanted to point out localized observations of warming.

Even if we go back a thousand years, we still aren’t looking “long-term trends” which go back millions of years.

The earth has been warming/cooling with and without humans here.  We are even at a low point when it comes to the earth’s temperature, as the average global temperature is somewhere around 6-8 degrease census warmer then the earth is now, but all of this history and “long-term trends” is ignored for 1000 year hockey stick graphs to pick and choose the reference points.  I’m sorry, but 1000 years of history on the Earth (which even ignores the medieval warm period) is like me judging climate trends for the next year based off of the last fifteen seconds.

In the case of measuring history and pointing fingers, size matters, and no one wants to show the temperature record going back millions of years because it completely blows away the entire notion of human caused global warming.  Sorry guys, but my graph is bigger.

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