Posted by DrJohn on 21 January, 2011 at 10:26 am. 69 comments already!



Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has begun an investigation into whether Michael Mann manipulated data to show a rapid acceleration in global warming and Virginia Democrats are out to stop him.

Democratic Sens. Donald McEachin of Henrico and Chap Petersen of Fairfax County say their bills won’t give blanket immunity to colleges to defraud the state, but they would curb politically motivated probes.

Whether it’s a mindless shooting or climate change, Democrats never let a crisis go to waste.

Note that Democrats assert the investigation to be “politically motivated.” Does anyone imagine the climate change machine is something other than politically motivated?

And its no wonder they don’t want anyone peering behind the curtain. A report claiming that the Earth would see a huge increase in temperature over the next decade leading to massive food shortages was found to be terribly flawed. It’s called “an honest mistake.”

But that didn’t stop Scientific American from trumpeting it in big bold type.



We have heard recently from the Goracle about the floods in Australia:

“As the earth warms, scientists tell us that we will see more and more extreme weather conditions. Each of these occurrences further underscore why we need to take immediate action to solve the climate crisis,” Gore wrote on his website Tuesday.

It wasn’t that long ago that the droughts alone in Australia were caused by global warming. Read the article carefully. Note that the word “flood” does not appear, but this does:

“This is the first drought in Australia where the impact of human-induced global warming can be clearly observed.”

Because it fits the model.

Their model.

Droughts are nothing new to Australia.

“From June until the present time so little rain has fallen that most of the runs of water in the different parts of the harbour have been dried up for several months, and the run which supplies this settlement is greatly reduced, but still sufficient for all culinary purposes… I do not think it probable that so dry a season often occurs. Our crops of corn have suffered greatly from the dry weather.”

That was written in 1791

Neither are Australian floods new.

See this prediction from 2007:

”It’s reasonable to say that a lot of the current drought of the last 12 to 13 years is due to ongoing global warming,” said the bureau’s Bertrand Timbal.

”In the minds of a lot of people, the rainfall we had in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s was a benchmark. A lot of our [water and agriculture] planning was done during that time. But we are just not going to have that sort of good rain again as long as the system is warming up.”

Mr.Timbal’s prognostication didn’t pan out so well. Once again- note that he said nothing of floods.

Australia’s state of Queensland finds itself facing what one official described as flooding of ‘biblical proportions.’ Dozens of towns have been submerged as rivers overran their banks from heavy rains and claimed at least eight lives in the process.

But today, both floods and droughts are caused by global warming.

Because it fits the new model. The new, better model.

Remember this classic from 2000?

However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.

“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.”

See anything in that article about cold and snow in the future- other than it won’t be there?

Nope. Remember that.

And the esteemed Hadley Centre?

David Parker, at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in Berkshire, says ultimately, British children could have only virtual experience of snow. Via the internet, they might wonder at polar scenes – or eventually “feel” virtual cold.

Children in Britain have just gotten a crash course in snow and cold.

Last month was the chilliest December in 100 years and one of the coldest months ever recorded in the UK, the Met Office said today.

The Met Office also said that December both “cold and snowy” and “dry and sunny.”

In between the snow storms, presumably.

And now we are told that global warming causes both more snow and less snow, at least in New York City.

The critical point of argument here is that in past warming predictions did not include more flooding along with droughts. Warming predictions did not include more snow and more bitterly cold winters along with less snow and warmer temperatures. Why not? Why are we hearing about this only now?

But now weather matters. Because it fits the model.

The one they just made up.

If it fits, it’s climate change. If it doesn’t fit, it’s weather.

A cynical person might suggest that they’re full of crap.

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