The Snow Is Falling – Is The Earth Is Still Warming?

As you may have noticed, the background of the blog has been changed to falling snowflakes.  The flags (or something else) will return after Christmas.  This change is in honor of the first snowfall here in Michigan, and the upcoming Global Warming Climate Change summit to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

And that summit is in definite trouble with the release of emails detailing the falsification of climate data findings.  Not only that, but some officials and experts are not following their own advice in efforts to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions.  From the comments section of Stop Flying:

Dr Rajendra Pachauri flew at least 443,243 miles on IPCC business in this 19 month period. This business included honorary degree ceremonies, a book launch and a Brookings Institute dinner, the latter involving a flight of 3500 miles. He generated 100 tonnes of CO2 which he could have mitigated by giving J.P. Morgan around $1450 to make his travels carbon-neutral. Perhaps he did so on our behalf.

gorefireOf course, our favorite Preacher of Global Warming Climate Change, Al Gore, has finally seen the light and has cancelled his appearance at Copenhagen.  I do wonder, though, if his cancellation has more to do with the released emails than it has to reduce his carbon footprint emitted by his private jet…  But here’s what the summit is expected to contribute to Global Warming Climate Change (from Australia’s Herald Sun):

The Copenhagen summit next week will generate vast quantities of hot air. It will see 16,500 people coming in from 192 countries. That amounts to 41,000 tons of carbon dioxide, roughly the same as the carbon emissions of Morocco in 2006. Also, the organisers will lay 900 kilometres of computer cable and 50,000 square miles of carpet. More than 200,000 meals will be served and visitors will drink 200,000 cups of coffee — at least that will be organic.

And let’s not forget the massive amounts of hot air that will be expelled by the attendees during the meetings…

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, is also up in arms over the release of climate researcher’s emails, although not for the reason you might (or might not) think.  She’s upset over what she believes to be a criminal act, i.e., theft of the emails, not the information that man-made Global Warming Climate Change is fabricated nonsense.  (Of course, she never got upset when Governor Sarah Palin’s email account was hacked, but then, Gov. Palin is a Republican…)  And now with Cap & Trade legislation creeping its way through the Senate, she’s not upset that the basis of the legislation that she is to consider is falsified?  If not the emails, then what about the following statements from IPCC author and Climategate scientist, Kevin Trenberth?  (again from Australia’s Herald Sun):

…where the heck is global warming ? We are asking that here in Boulder where we have broken records the past two days for the coldest days on record… The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.

How come you do not agree with a statement that says we are no where close to knowing where energy is going or whether clouds are changing to make the planet brighter. We are not close to balancing the energy budget. The fact that we can not account for what is happening in the climate system makes any consideration of geoengineering quite hopeless…

Al Gore, please return your Nobel prize and Academy Award at your earliest convenience…

Obviously, the foreign media is much more on the ball than our own media.  But then, many of those countries have witnessed the crushing economic impact of climate-regulating legislation, of which the effects are nothing more than a drop in the bucket.

But we are still driven toward what seems to be economic suicide for that drop in the bucket that the climatologists and environmentalists insist that will save the world from the evil clutches of us human lemmings.  Yet it seems that the only way that these scientists say that we are to save our planet (and maybe ourselves) is to decease and desist from our modern technology.  Unfortunately, I do no think that many of them could do without their computers, cars, electrical appliances, TVs, clothes, and food (just to name a few) – which all depend upon the use and consumption of fossil fuels and/or methane-belching bovines.  Hell, I would like to see them do as well as the Professor on Gilligan’s Island in similar circumstances!

God save us from the moronic politicians and the “scientists” that grovel at their feet for funding.  The real problem is that we’re going to be the ones paying the bills – theirs and ours – to keep this nonsense going because our politicians do not have the common sense that God gave them, but have replaced it with a sense of elitism.  Perhaps if they were to perform their duties without pay as the original Congress did would they gain some sense of perspective of the people that they represent.  But then, I’m dreaming…

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About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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9 Responses to The Snow Is Falling – Is The Earth Is Still Warming?

  1. I don’t want to wake up some day and find America without an energy source, because some foreign nut job has decided to turn off the spigot.
    We need efficient, uninterrupted, long lasting sources of energy.
    Whatever we take out of the Earth, is finite. I hope and expect humans to be around a long time.
    Only natural, renewable energy can meet the needs of humans, for centuries to come.
    We do not have to prove that our current energy use is hurting the planet, to make better, smarter, more efficient choices in which energy sources to use.
    How smart is it to use energy sources we know are finite, make us dependent on other nations, and thus endanger our security and economy?
    The scientists may be wrong, I don’t care. I want to be able to tell the Saudis and that nut in Venezuela, to shove their oil, we don’t need it.

  2. Yabu (EOTIS) says:

    Be cool with it.

    Here’s the number of the Al (my power bill is 10 grand a month) Gore Support Center in case you need it.

    (615) 327-2227

  3. Tom says:

    Tom – I do agree with you that the United States needs to develop better and reliable energy sources, but I firmly believe that government is not the answer to this problem. For instance – The Department of Energy was created shortly after the Arab Oil Embargo in the early 70’s to reduce the US’s dependence on foreign energy sources. Almost 40 years later, we are more dependent on foriegn energy, and that department has expanded almost exponentially. There are ways that government can stimulate this development without legislation that crushes the economy, job loss, and rising prices (tax incentives come to mind…)

    Yabu – Would rather have an email so I could flood his inbox with faux Oscars and bit-bucks…

  4. Joe says:

    There is enough oil readily available in the off-shore waters of the United States, in the contiguous states and in Alaska to take the place of all foreign oil AND to provide 300 years of energy to meet our needs.

    This would give us time to develop VIABLE alternate energy sources, of which we have exactly NONE now.

    In the mean time we are learning that the data “proving” global warming was faked and that we nut jobs were right all along…God has made this planet adequate for the needs of his crowning creation, mankind.

  5. Debbie says:

    It was 18 degrees in Tennessee last night, no global warming here.

  6. Teresa says:

    I wish we would stop debating this whole nonsense of global warming and start working on alternative energy. We could power this whole dang state on the hot air that has been blown about global warming.

  7. Tom says:

    Joe – Only if the politicians would quit playing politics, and let those resources be developed.

    Debbie – And snow falls in Texas.

    Teresa – I also wish they would quit debating and trying to force this stupidity on the public. The problem is that there is a lot of money and power at stake. And that’s why this is such a big deal.

  8. Been busy, sorry I didn’t get back.

    I’m not talking about government run energy, or utilities.

    But it’s a big job and government has its place in investing in start up companies.

    I see nothing wrong with government giving tax deductions to those who want to retrofit their homes with solar and wind technology.

    Government helped the railroads get started. Government helped the oil companies get started. Government helped the auto companies get started. With investment cash.

    I see nothing wrong with that either.

  9. Tom says:

    The Other Tom: Incentives are OK by me to jump-start an industry. Where I have problems is legislation mandating actions and continuing subsidies to keep the industry going.

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