Posted by Curt on 2 February, 2007 at 10:15 am. 29 comments already!

The Global Warming crew is back and getting front page news:

A panel of international scientists predicted Friday that global warming will continue for centuries no matter how much people control pollution, in a bleak report that blamed humans for killer heat waves, devastating droughts and stronger storms.

The report said people were "very likely" the cause of global warming — the strongest conclusion to date — and placed the burden on governments to take action.

"It’s later than we think," said Susan Solomon, co-chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Man-made emissions of greenhouse gases are to blame for fewer cold days, hotter nights, heat waves, floods and heavy rains, droughts and stronger storms, particularly in the Atlantic Ocean, the 21-page report said.

It highlighted "increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global mean sea level."

Hmmmm, well if you have the time watch this 25 minute video made by Friends of Science in which they thoroughly debunk the naive science behind global warming:

Don Surber points out the views of a Penn University geologist who thinks it’s all bogus:

“For most of Earth history, the globe has been warmer than it has been for the last 200 years. It has only rarely been cooler.”

[…] “I don’t think we’re going to have a rational discussion of this question in the present environment. The scientists are mad because they think nobody in Washington is listening to them. So it’s all either apocalyptic disaster or conflict of interest. If you suggest that we’re not going to hell in a handbasket because the rate of global warming is low compared to so many other environmental issues that we’re enduring, then you’re accused of being in the employ of the oil companies and you’re labeled a Republican.”

Whats funny is that in the same article the writer begins with this paragraph:

It’s the last day of November, which means winter begins in three weeks. Yet the temperature on the Penn campus is nearing 70 degrees, and it’s muggy. Walking to the offices of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science from a remote parking lot makes me sweaty. Global Warming.

Oh no, we’re all gonna die!  Newsbusters:

About 12 minutes into Thursday’s NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams warned viewers about “global warming,” but just eight minutes later NBC ran a story about the month-long “deep freeze” in Colorado. If journalists can fret about global warming every time there’s a heat wave, it’s just as legitimate to point out such a glaring contrast on a newscast even if the events are really no more contradictory than claiming above average temperatures one month are evidence of global warming.

Come on, is this all the Global Warming idiots have?  Looking at today’s national weather forecast:

Bitterly colder temperatures will dominate much of the Plains and Upper Midwest in the wake of a cold front that moved through Thursday.

High temperatures today will range from the single digits from Fargo to Minneapolis, to the teens from Omaha to Chicago to Green Bay. Highs in the 20s will reach into Kansas City, St. Louis, and Cleveland.

A second cold front will begin to move into the northern tier this afternoon, resulting in the development of snow showers across the high Plains, while lake effect snow increase across Michigan downwind of Lakes Superior and Michigan.

We find it’s going to be mighty cold in areas of the US.  Does this mean a global ice age is coming, as the same hippies tried to scare us with in the 70’s?

So which is it?  Can they point out that it’s a bit warmer then usual during the winter but not point out when it’s freakin cold out at other times.  Is it a ice age or global warming?

Jules Crittenden thinks he knows the answer:

It gets hot. It gets cold.  This is what Earth does.  No one knows why.  Even the scientists who say its getting hot because of human activity, when pressed, have to admit it might be only heating up at a greater rate because of human activity, but even then, no one can really say for sure.  

It’s hotter now than it’s been since the time of Jesus.  What that means is, 2,000 years ago, the Earth was as hot as it is now.  I’m blaming Iron Age farming practices and smelting for that New Testament uptick. Or maybe it was the righteous fire and burning passion of the age … have to go back and have another look at the ice cores. Might find some particles of faith.

By the 14th century, it was wicked cold.  And I do mean wicked. Like, medieval cold. Even all those witch burnings had no effect. But not as cold as it was 10,000 years ago.  We’re really only just starting to warm up from that. We have a long way to go before it is as warm as it was 66 million years ago, you know, Everglades in Montana warm. 

All the time in between, I’m fuzzy on the temps.  But I’m going to take a wild guess. Warm, cold, warm, cold, warm, cold.  You have a water view? Look out. It might come through your window.  Never know. Things happen.  Wouldn’t be the first time.

Things happen.  This "science" the hippies try to spout is inexact and just not good science.  They are talking doomsday to get the attention of certain people and the hippies buy into it.  Why is that?  Lack of braincells, lack of common sense, I don’t know. 

That Penn geologist again:

“I always get sidetracked because, first of all, the science isn’t good. Second, there are all these other interpretations for what we see. Third, it doesn’t make any difference, and fourth, it’s distracting us from environmental problems that really matter.”

But hey, lets sign Kyoto so we can put a huge strain on our economy while China can drive a billion noxious gas emitting cars every day.

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