Thursday, May 29, 2008

Why We Love Czechs!

1) Is it any more evident that those of us who have been blessed/born into this (relatively) free country take these liberties for granted, while those who have known persecution/totalitarianism embrace/do NOT take them granted. This is the back drop for the latest dust up for the growing movement AGAINST the Global Warming hoax/hysteria.

2) Czech President Vaclav Klaus said recently that he is ready to debate Al Gore about global warming, as he discussed his latest book that argues environmentalism poses a threat to basic human freedoms. "I many times tried to talk to have a public exchange of views with him, and he's not too much willing to make such a conversation," Klaus said. "So I'm ready to do it."

3) Klaus, said he opposed the "climate alarmism" perpetuated by environmentalism trying to impose their ideals, comparing it to the decades of communist rule he experienced growing up in Soviet-dominated Czechoslovakia. Like the (communist) predecessors, they will be certain that they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their idea reality," he said. "In the past, it was in the name of the Marxists or of the proletariat - this time, in the name of the planet," he added. Klaus alleged that the global warming was being championed by scientists and other environmentalists whose careers and funding requires selling the public on global warming. "It is in the hands of climatologists and other related scientists who are highly motivated to look in one direction only," Klaus said.

4) Thank you Mr Klaus. Of course Gore will never accept this challenge. As he is too far above the fray to engage this non believer/heretic from such an inconsequential country. Its easier to dismiss him than to try to have an honest debate. Since almost all the 'facts' on Gores side are based upon assumptions/untested/unknowns/junk science he couldn't possibly win a cogent argument from the other side. Ofcourse Klaus is probably being secretly paid off by the evil oil companies, right?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Why We Are Doomed!

1) Our imminent 'doom' has more to do with the current political climate than the actual Earth climate. Our US readers already know their likely presidential successor to GW Bush will be either Barak Husssein Obama/ Hillary Rodham Clinton or John strait-talk McCain. While they may differ ever so slightly over other issues, on the issue of 'climate Change' all 3 are in lock-step.

2) While its probably not a surprise that both Democrat candidates are pro-global warming as they try to keep their environmental wacko base happy, what is different this political season is that the 'Republican' candidate, McCain has a similar view. This sadly means that there will be no presidential candidate this year willing to question the assertion that global warming (a.k.a. “climate change”) is man-made, or the assertion that we can fix global warming by passing a few laws.

3) Like Clinton and Obama, McCain’s proposal involves a “cap and trade” mechanism to legislatively limit CO2 emissions in the coming years, with the free market minimizing the economic damage by allowing a trading of emission credits between companies. There is amazingly widespread misperception that we can do anything substantial about carbon emissions without seriously compromising economic growth.

4) Sure, forcing a reduction in CO2 emissions will help spur investment in any new energy technologies. Finding a replacement for carbon-based energy will require a huge investment of wealth, and destroying wealth, which is what a carbon tax would do, is not a very good first step, toward that goal. At some point you would think as we are faced with the stark reality that mankind’s requirement for an abundant source of energy cannot simply be legislated out of existence that we would revolt against this kind of nonsense.

5) The bottom line to all of this crap is that despite all the doomsday predictions of how bad things are going to get cllimate-wise, and how we (man kind) is destroying the planet, there has never been a single scientific paper published that has ruled out natural variability for most of the warming (however minimal its been the last 50 years) we’ve seen. So, here we are with bad science ready to support bad policy decisions that will lead to bad economic times ahead. If no one among us is willing to stand up to the scare scientists and their willing accomplices in the media and politicians continue down this path we are indeed doomed!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

News Flash: Oceans Part of The Earth!

1) What we love most about the linked article below is the fact that despite apparent evidence that the oceans are going to cause/are causing the temperatures globally to cool (a tad) the alarm for global warming continues. Where were these scientists who discovered the ocean effects before now? Did they just discover that THREE QUARTERS of the world is covered by water, and this may perhaps play a role in our ever-changing climate?

2) No, the article refuses to budge on the premise that mankind is destroying the planet. This appears to us to be an excuse/a reason to explain why temperatures are NOT/have not risen globally at all in 10 years despite continued increases in CO2 in the atmosphere. Comically the article actually states that "Since 1988, CO2 levels in the world's skies have increased by 9.8 percent". OK, shouldn't global temps have markedly increased if CO2 was the cause of any global warming? Well, temps have not gone up (actually fallen) in the past decade and now we're told they may fall further in the next 10 years. If our math is correct, that would mean we'd see a full 20 years of decreasing temperatures?

3) Here's a better explanation. The Earth's climate is constantly in flux. There are variables/factors that scientists have yet to understand/discover. There are so many possible mitigating factors that go into what the global temperatures are, and the climate is, that is total and immense hubris to believe that man kind is having more than a minor (if any significant) effect on the planet. To cause alarm, and to harm people all in the name of this hoax/junk science is the biggest injustice of our time!