The Obama administration is crediting its anti-recession stimulus plan with creating up to 50,000 jobs on dozens of wind farms, even though many of those wind farms were built before the stimulus money began to flow or even before President Barack Obama was inaugurated.
Ahhh. It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.
We’ve talked about this before. Record cold temps don’t count for anything and are shunned, but the moment there is record heat, that is definitive proof as far as the Church of Global Warming is concerned. Not only are temperatures down now compared to the last fourteen years, but they are also down compared to the last 1000 years and the last 65 million. We’ve also pointed out here the record cold that we experienced all throughout the United States and the world, so it’s not just us saying this.
But as predicted, the Church is using high temps now as more proof of Global Warming.
From USA Today:
March, April, May and June set records, making 2010 the warmest year worldwide since record-keeping began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says.
“It’s part of an overall trend,” says Jay Lawrimore, climate analysis chief at NOAA‘s National Climatic Data Center. “Global temperatures … have been rising for the last 100-plus years. Much of the increase is due to increases in greenhouse gases.”
Lets first dispute what he is saying.
The claims “Part of an overall trend” and “Rising for the last 100-plus years” are easily dealt with. Anyone can find a trend anywhere if the limit their data enough. In this case, he is limiting his data to the last 100 years (or rather the 100 years before the temps started going down.) If I, for example, Looked at the temps and their trend between 4:00am and 11:00 am, I could say the temps are going up, and would be accurate. If however I looked at the temps for the last 24 hours, a different story is told.
They are looking at the last 100 years because that is what fits their claims, and anyone who believes this hog-wash apparently doesn’t question the fact that the process used to record world-wide temperatures in the 1880s were not as accurate as the 1950s. And the 1950s were not as accurate as the 1970s. The 1970s were not as accurate as now.
To quote myself:
Eco-Fascist: warmest in a hundred years bla bla bla, I love Al Gore bla bla bla
Me: 100 years eh?
Me: Think those temperature records of 1908 are accurate?
Me: Like… Satellite accurate?
Eco-Fascist: ummmm… sure.
Then there are other issues with temperature records like pulling the stations in Siberia from the global temperature averages, but I digress. As ClimateGate has shown us, those who have much to gain on the Church of Global Warming, are willing to manipulate data to fit their preaching.
From the same article:
Marc Morano, a global-warming skeptic who edits the Climate Depot website, says the government “is playing the climate fear card by hyping predictions and cherry-picking data.”
Joe D’Aleo, a meteorologist who co-founded The Weather Channel, disagrees, too. He says oceans are entering a cooling cycle that will lower temperatures.
He says too many of the weather stations NOAA uses are in warmer urban areas.
“The only reliable data set right now is satellite,” D’Aleo says.
Jay Lawrimore, climate analysis chief at NOAA‘s National Climatic Data Center also said: “Much of the increase is due to increases in greenhouse gases.”
Um yea, for a rebuttal of this, you can look anywhere on the Church of Global Warming.
Take note how very few (if any) of the ‘cooling’ articles mention Global Warming or Climate Change. Three others from USA Today in January (here, here, and here) talk of the record cold, but do not dare to mention Global Warming or Climate Change at all.
It is amazing that while there are tens of thousands of scientists who don’t subscribe to this religion, the people who do are in absolute disbelief of their existence, or continue to belittle us for daring to look outside their window of dogma. Speaking of which, I have talked with Dr. Art Robinson on this issue before. Who the hell are we to even say that 280ppm of CO2 is “normal”?
But I digress. Keep an eye on the news and how they report this religion. Then note, as I did during the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 winters how little you hear about it. Every summer is proof of Global Climate Change and an excuse for larger government to those who are looking for reasons for their God (Al Gore) to be right, and every winter means absolutely nothing.
Part of the whole Church of Global Warming movement is to demonize and our technology at every turn. If it wasn’t for our machines, the earth wouldn’t ever warm. It would stay nice and cool, at the same temperature forever. And one of the greatest threats to mother Earth is not your car, but your Air Conditioner.
From the Washington Post:
Washington didn’t grind to a sweaty halt last week under triple-digit temperatures. People didn’t even slow down. Instead, the three-day, 100-plus-degree, record-shattering heat wave prompted Washingtonians to crank up their favorite humidity-reducing, electricity-bill-busting, fluorocarbon-filled appliance: the air conditioner.
This isn’t smart. In a country that’s among the world’s highest greenhouse-gas emitters, air conditioning is one of the worst power-guzzlers. The energy required to air-condition American homes and retail spaces has doubled since the early 1990s. Turning buildings into refrigerators burns fossil fuels, which emits greenhouse gases, which raises global temperatures, which creates a need for — you guessed it — more air-conditioning.
A.C.’s obvious public-health benefits during severe heat waves do not justify its lavish use in everyday life for months on end. Less than half a century ago, America thrived with only the spottiest use of air conditioning. It could again.
So, you’re doing it, you air conditioning using bastards. I hope you’re happy with yourselves.
Actually, upon reading this article, my AC will remain at 66 for the next week. Why would I do that? To spite them? Well, yes. I would. But more importantly, I am going to up my energy usage because of this other bit of news:
From the Telegraph.co.uk:
Alice Springs: coldest day on record
The Outback Australian town of Alice Spring is suffering what is likely to be its coldest day on record, with temperatures struggling to reach more than 42.8F (6C).
I know I know what you’re saying. “But a record cold doesn’t mean anything” or “it’s the trend that matters.”
Well, it doesn’t matter, does it? Because if the “Trend” mattered, then the current trend of downward temps over the last 12 years would matter right? What about Temps? If we shouldn’t be paying attention to the record “cooling” temps (because its not proof of cooling), then any heat-wave news or or all of the record heat wouldn’t matter because its not proof of Global Warming.
To say the “Cooling” isn’t proof of no AGW but the Warming is, is like saying a TV station title White Entertainment Television is raciest but Black Entertainment Television is not.
So, while the Eco-Hipsters are sweltering in the heat and reading this, I’d like them to read something else while they’re at it:
–noun, plural -sies.
- a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.
- a pretense of having some desirable or publicly approved attitude.
- an act or instance of hypocrisy.
By James M. Taylor
Efforts to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by replacing coal and natural gas with wind power appear to be doing more harm than good. A new study shows replacing coal and natural gas with wind power increases carbon dioxide emissions. Government policies designed to fight global warming by encouraging, subsidizing, or mandating renewable power may be making global warming worse.
In a paper published at the free-market Web site Master Resource, electrical engineer Kent Hawkins shows when wind power surpasses 5 percent of power generated, the frequent ramping up and ramping down of other power sources to compensate for wind’s unpredictable variability causes such inefficiency in power generation that overall carbon dioxide emissions rise.
For a good analogy, consider this: A driver who keeps his or her speed at a consistent 60 miles per hour will get better gas mileage than one who frequently accelerates and decelerates between 45 and 75 miles per hour. The inefficiency of frequently ramping up and ramping down vehicle speed is substantial enough that the vehicle driving at variable speeds will burn up more gasoline than many vehicles with a lower fuel economy rating.
The same appears to hold true for power generation. Power plants in the Netherlands, Colorado, and Texas switched some of their generation from coal and natural gas to wind power. Because wind speeds are variable and unpredictable, plant operators were forced frequently to vary the ordinarily steady, constant generation of baseload power to back up variable wind power. Whereas a small amount of wind power generation helped reduce carbon dioxide emissions, those emissions began surpassing prior levels once wind power exceeded 3 percent of the power mix.
If the proponents of federal legislation to force reduction of carbon dioxide emissions are sincerely concerned more about alleged global warming than the accumulation of government power to hand out money and favors to preferred industries and contractors, these real-world carbon dioxide facts should put an immediate freeze on renewable power subsidies, renewable power mandates, and cap-and-tax global warming plans. How Congress responds to these new findings will tell us much about the true motivation behind proposed global warming legislation.
The apparent failure of wind power to reduce carbon dioxide emissions should come as no surprise given the record of failure for other global warming schemes. Congress has long mandated and subsidized ethanol and other biofuels to reduce greenhouse gases, but studies these biofuels create more greenhouse gas emissions over their lifecycles than does gasoline. Global warming activists are now racing to rewrite legislation to eliminate counterproductive biofuel programs. A better course of action would have been not to have enacted the subsidies and mandates in the first place.
In the lawmaking process, as in life itself, rushing to enact “solutions” to speculative problems before the facts are known usually produces more harm than good. Keeping this axiom in mind, Congress need not rush to enact carbon dioxide restrictions on the American economy. After all, total U.S. carbon dioxide emissions are falling, not rising, and they have been declining for the past decade. To the extent global emissions are rising, the fault does not lie with the United States.
Before hamstringing the U.S. economy with expensive mandates that may cause more harm than good, Congress owes it to the American people to get the facts.
Now I know the environMentalists hate HATE HATE BP right now, so… they’re not a fan of anything BP does right?
From the Green Market:
Like all great corporate villains, BP has covered its misdeeds with deceit.
In several instances, these decisions appear to violate industry guidelines and were made despite warnings from BP’s own personnel and its contractors. In effect, it appears that BP repeatedly chose risky procedures in order to reduce costs and save time.
And its not just those posting this stuff. The readers feel the same way. A subscriber of Mother Jones:
BP execs are criminally habitual pathological liars whose only concern is their own personal enrichment. This is a well-documented fact.
A subscriber of the Huffington Post:
It’s a complete waste of time to listen to anything BP or the government has to say. They’ve been caught out and exposed by a situation too big to spin. THEY ARE ALL LIARS, and have no credibility at all, none. Nothing but pathetic, worthless, incompetent LIARS, all of them, from top to bottom.
So with all of that, it doesn’t sound like environMentalists would be huge on supporting anything BP is pushing for right? I mean, they’re just a bunch of evil free-market lying liars who lie.
From the Washington Examiner:
As BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig was sinking on April 22, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., was on the phone with allies in his push for climate legislation, telling them he would soon roll out the Senate climate bill with the support of the utility industry and three oil companies — including BP, according to the Washington Post.
But the Kerry-BP alliance for an energy bill that included a cap-and-trade scheme for greenhouse gases pokes a hole in a favorite claim of President Obama and his allies in the media — that BP’s lobbyists have fought fiercely to be left alone. Lobbying records show that BP is no free-market crusader, but instead a close friend of big government whenever it serves the company’s bottom line.
While BP has resisted some government interventions, it has lobbied for tax hikes, greenhouse gas restraints, the stimulus bill, the Wall Street bailout, and subsidies for oil pipelines, solar panels, natural gas and biofuels.
Now that BP’s oil rig has caused the biggest environmental disaster in American history, the Left is pulling the same bogus trick it did with Enron and AIG: Whenever a company earns universal ire, declare it the poster boy for the free market.
Two patterns have emerged during Obama’s presidency: 1) Big business increasingly seeks profits through more government, and 2) Obama nonetheless paints opponents of his intervention as industry shills. BP is just the latest example of this tawdry sleight of hand.
More about the millions (Yea, with an ’S') Obama hs gotten from BP here.
From Star magazine:
In the June 28 issue of Star, on sale Wednesday, we report that Al and Tipper’s breakup didn’t come as much of a surprise to one Hollywood player — Laurie David. Star has learned that Al has been having an affair with Laurie, who divorced Seinfeld creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David in 2007 amidst reports she was cheating with the caretaker of their Martha’s Vineyard summer home.
“Al and Laurie went from friends to lovers,” an insider tells Star. “It couldn’t be avoided.”
I know it’s too easy, but I’m just going to go out and say it. For Al Gore, this is quite the inconvenient truth. So, I know Clinton was defended, but can the nation trust someone that cheats on their spouse and lies about it? I don’t know that we can.
“We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate,” the message said. “This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further.”
Well, Al. As much as I like to ripp on you and your religion, too bad about the divorce thing. I hope for it to go as painlessly for your family as possible. I mean that.
As far as privacy goes, unlike Sara Palin, I’m sure your media flunkies will give you a great deal.
In completely unrelated news Elsa Wenzel at GreenTech.com talks about how divorce “pains the planet”:
As if the burden of divorce weren’t bad enough, people with failed marriages can be blamed for global warming, according to a study by Michigan State University.
Divorced couples use up more space in their respective homes, which amounts to to 38 million more rooms worldwide to light, heat and cool, noted the report.
And people who divorced used 73 billion kilowatt-hours more of electricity and 627 billion gallons of water than they would otherwise in 2005.
Dissolving a marriage also means doubling possessions, from the lowly can opener to the SUV. The report, however, did not estimate how many more natural resources the children of shared-custody parents consume by getting birthday and holiday gifts twice.
Nor did it count the greenhouse gases spent to shuttle kids between their pair of energy-hogging households. (Tip for carbon offsetting services: the domain name OffsetMyDivorce.com is available.).
yea. That’stoo easy.
Oh well. So what if Al Gore contributes to the very thing he is looking to end. If you watch the Google Advertisements, you can click on an ad for Al Gore’s website so he helps keep the lights on here too.
Do it for the children.
From the Los Angeles Times:
Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a Montecito-area property to their real estate holdings, reports the Montecito Journal.
The couple spent $8,875,000 on an ocean-view villa on 1.5 acres with a swimming pool, spa and fountains, a real estate source familiar with the deal confirms. The Italian-style house has six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
No editorial comments needed here. This one kind of speaks for itself.
What an Eventful Earth Day So far
This Year’s Earth-Day festivities include many things around the United States. I myself have five cars outside idling, but that pales in comparison to what’s going on in the Gulf of Mexico or what President Obama is doing.
Burning oil rig sinks in Gulf of Mexico from CNN:
An oil rig that was burning in the Gulf of Mexico for more than a day after an explosion has sunk, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.
Lt. Cmdr. Cheri Ben-Iesau of the Coast Guard announced this latest development as an aerial search resumed for 11 workers who have been missing since the explosion on the rig Tuesday night off the Louisiana coast.
Crude oil was leaking from the rig at the rate of about 8,000 barrels per day, Coast Guard Petty Officer Ashley Butler said. The Coast Guard also is preparing for possible leaks of up to 700,000 gallons of diesel fuel but can do little to protect the environment until the fire is out, Butler said.
Wow, that’s pretty Epic. Good thing we’re not allowed to drill in Alaska, because you know… getting oil from the ocean is so safe and efficient.
The parallel visits of Air Force One (a 747/VC-25 aircraft) and Air Force Two (a 757/C-32A aircraft) will delay dozens, if not hundreds of commercial flights at Kennedy and LaGuardia and other nearby airports as no-fly zones are implemented. Jets will be forced to circle and burn more fuel as they wait for the VIPs to come and go. Their security contingents consisting of dozens of cars, SUVs and helicopters will burn even more. Throw in thousands of commuters’ cars and delivery trucks sitting idle in traffic as law enforcement closes large swaths of the city and you have yourself a very Earth-unfriendly day.
Keep up the good work guys. You do us here at the Church of Global Warming proud.