October 24, 2011
You may guess that Watts discovered Al Gore’s experiment had more to do with video editing than science, because one of those things is hard. And Al’s done it before. To be fair, Al couldn’t find a scientist to help with the hard stuff, but he did find a guy who played one on TV.
Read the whole thing, it’s a thorough effort to replicate the Gore video. For those pressed for time or wondering where the next hottie is, here’s the conclusion. Enjoy:
The experiment as presented by Al Gore and Bill Nye “the science guy” is a failure, and not representative of the greenhouse effect related to CO2 in our atmosphere. The video as presented, is not only faked in post production, the premise is also false and could never work with the equipment they demonstrated. Even with superior measurement equipment it doesn’t work, but more importantly, it couldn’t work as advertised.
The design failure was the glass cookie jar combined with infrared heat lamps.
September 9, 2011
With the upcoming Gore-a-thon set for September 14th, Gore needs an attention boost more than ever. And that’s not all, the number of people that beleive the sun has a role is growing. 60% of likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least somewhat likely that the level of activity on the sun, including solar flares and sunspots, has an impact on the long-term heating and cooling of the earth’s atmosphere. Just 22% feel that it’s unlikely solar activity influences the atmosphere’s long-term temperature.
From Rasmussen reports:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that just 24% of voters consider Gore an expert on global warming. Fifty-nine percent (59%) do not think Gore is an expert on the subject, an increase in skepticism of 12 points since March 2007. Another 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
While a plurality of Democrats (43%) considers Gore an expert on global warming, most Republicans (80%) and voters not affiliated with either major political party (65%) disagree.
Gore may disagree, but most voters believe solar activity has an impact on global cooling and warming. A narrow plurality gives human activity the edge over sun activity, though, when it comes to which one has a bigger impact on the problem.
Gore is viewed at least somewhat favorably by 40% of voters, with 14% holding a Very Favorable opinion of him. Fifty-three percent (53%) regard him at least somewhat unfavorably, including 38% with a Very Unfavorable view.
That’s some bad chakra. Even serial wailer Bill McKibben’s message on “weather is climate, it really is, especially when there’s a hurricane” is falling out of favor too:
With hurricane season in full swing, 41% of American Adults believe global warming is creating climate changes that lead to more extreme weather events. But that’s down 14 points from June 2008 when 55% felt that way. Forty-three percent (43%) disagree and say global warming is not producing more extreme weather.
August 16, 2011
Polar blast brings snow to downtown Auckland for first time in 72 years...
…city’s coldest day on record’
Kiwis flummoxed by significant snow
WELLINGTON: New Zealand is shivering through a one-in-50-year polar blast that has brought snow to much of the country, the weather service says.
A bitterly cold southerly blast has caused snow to fall in areas of New Zealand which do not usually receive it, making roads impassable in many areas on both islands, closing airports and cutting power to thousands.
Staff at Wellington Zoo took advantage of the first major snowfall in the capital for 40 years to give the visiting penguin ”Happy Feet” a dip in an icy saltwater pool.
July 30, 2011
Yes, why do you ask?
Has a central tenant of global warming just collapsed?
Climate change forecasts have for years predicted that carbon dioxide would trap heat on Earth, and increases in the gas would lead to a planetwide rise in temperatures, with devastating consequences for the environment.
But long-term data from NASA satellites seems to contradict the predictions dramatically, according to a new study.
“There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans,” said Dr. Roy Spencer, a research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. science team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer — basically a big thermometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite.
“The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show,” he said. The planet isn’t heating up, in other words.
March 19, 2011
Natural climate variability, a new thing to most global warming hacks.
Standing as the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is slowly regaining its snow after several years of drought in East Africa and the effects of climate change in African continent.
Yes drought …
The snow is slowly mounting on the top point of the mountain, giving new hopes to Mount Kilimanjaro environmental watchdogs and tourists that the mountain may not lose its beautiful ice cap as scientists predicted.
Well now, it’s just fine now. Always was, nature doesn’t care what politicians say, about anything.
Covered in mist most of the day, Mount Kilimanjaro is the most tourist attractive site in Tanzania, pulling in tens of thousands of tourists each year. The snow, which once disappeared in some parts of the mountain is mounting slowly, giving a beautiful view of the Kibo peak.
Predictions of all gone, are all gone.
January 22, 2011
Feed the fraud, the AGW lies that won’t die. What is it about a president who lies?
The totally whacked out, EPA has now approved E-15, so we can get those ethanol producers to burn even more fuel, in a futile attempt to lower gas mileage to zero. dumb meet dumb-ass.
Obama’s dumb-asses plow on with destroying the people’s cars.
The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the use of a 15% ethanol-85% gasoline blend (“E15″) in cars made from 2001 onwards. Automakers and other parties have protested that these vehicles are not designed for E15 and may be damaged; and that owners of older vehicles may accidentally use E15, since the gas nozzles are identical. The decision was made based on Energy Department testing, and was spurred by Congress’ demand that ethanol usage be increased across the nation.
The use of E15 in 2000 and earlier cars, along with small engines (e.g. snowmobiles and lawnmowers), remains banned.
The auto industry, including both domestic and foreign manufacturers, has lobbied against the rules, claiming that the stronger blend can cause breakdowns, emissions issues, and possibly safety problems. Major automakers, boat makers, and lawnmower manufacturers filed a lawsuit last month to block the plan. The plan was also opposed by energy, farm, and food trade groups, who warned that using increasing amounts of corn to feed cars rather than cows would raise food prices.
And food prices, up up and away!!! America will be Kenya shortly.
January 11, 2011
One of Josh’s finest graphic flourishes: As England fests in snow up to their …
… Just a slight adjustment you see, winter becomes summer, as long as no one notices all the snow piling up. Which is an unfortunate turn of events.
Well at least there is to comfort that global warming will produce desertification of the Australian continent, where the floods of the rains that never end is … wait something has gone wrong, and surely it isn’t the UN IPCC scam, is it not still operative?