Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

Snowfall will be “a very rare and exciting event.”

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Snowfall will be “a very rare and exciting event.”, said Dr. David Viner, senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia – yes, the University behind the global warming fraud.

For more globally warmed alarmistic gems, read Eight Botched Environmental Forecasts

Here’s what a not-so-rare and definitely not exciting event looked like on Monday afternoon,

One thing you can count on, though: There will be a disproportionately influential group of doomsters predicting that the future–and the present–never looked so bleak.

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The second Monday in December Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, December 13th, 2010

LatinAmer
LATIN AMERICA
Unilateral escapism
A collective state of misjudgment has swept across Latin America.

Why Latin America turned

Iran’s Dirty Game in the Western Hemisphere is a Symptom

ARGENTINA
Squirrel Alert in Buenos Aires!

CHILE
Chile Prison Fire Kills 83

Chile’s prison tragedy

COLOMBIA

WikiLeaks: Colombia’s Uribe reached out to FARC

Colombia’s foreign policy
Seeking new friends
Juan Manuel Santos tries diplomacy

CUBA
Via Melanie Phillips and ShrinkWrapped, United Nations: It’s Okay to Kill the Gay (emphasis added)

The tiny West African nation of Benin (on behalf of the UN’s African Group) proposed an amendment to strike sexual minorities from the resolution. The amendment was adopted with 79 votes in favor, 70 against, 17 abstentions and 26 absent.

A collection of notorious human rights violators voted for the amendment including Afghanistan, Algeria, China, Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, North Korea, Iran (didn’t Ahmadinejad tell the world there were no gays in Iran?), Egypt, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

Add to this Bahamas, Belize (where you get 10 years for being gay), Jamaica (10 years of hard labor), Grenada (10 years), Guyana (life sentence), Saint Kitts and Nevis (10 years), Saint Lucia (10 years), Saint Vincent (10 years), South Africa (Apartheid? What apartheid?), and Morocco (ruled by a gay monarch!). They are all on the list of nations that do not think execution of gays and lesbians is worthy of condemnation or investigation.

Just Back: On a Cuban guilt trip

Vatican worries about ‘bloodshed’ in Cuba
Cites political tensions and ‘disastrous’ economy

Wikileaks and empty archives

WIkiLeaks Bombshell: Cuba To Be Bankrupt in 2-3 Years

Osmany and the ‘other scars’

ECUADOR
Ecuador to auction oil fields of companies it forced out

EL SALVADOR
Finally, Wikileaks says something interesting about Venezuela: how it intervenes in Salvadoran affairs

HAITI
Haiti’s election
Whomever they voted for…
…the government plans to win

Haiti’s Preval Tries to Steal an Election
In the aftermath of presidential election fraud, violent protests erupt in Port-au-Prince. Where is Hillary Clinton?

Palin: Haiti needs ‘military airlift’ of supplies. Meanwhile, the HuffPo is throwing a snit because Bristol Palin dared touch her mother’s hair.

HONDURAS
THE must-read: Wikileaks: The real Manuel Zelaya

“Llueven” denuncias contra los especuladores

MEXICO
Altered Corn Slowly Takes Root in Mexico

Mexican Suspect Got School Salary

Servando “La Tuta” Gómez, a reputed leader and spokesman for the La Familia drug cartel, held a tenured position at an elementary school in the central state of Michoacán and has received paychecks for 15 years.

In Mexico, a legal breakdown invites brutal justice

Another Capo Killed?

Cancun ends with modest climate deal


All deals are off

Cancun carbon footprint by the numbers

Alejo Garza Tamez and the restoration of Mexico’s sacred narrative

PANAMA

Nationwide Emergency Number for Panama: 088

PERU
Constitutional Court prohibits Peruvian media from using secretly recorded phone calls

Peru-China ties better than ever, says Chinese Ambassador

PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico Slaps Tax on Products by Companies Headquartered Elsewhere

VENEZUELA
Venezuela Threatens Takeover of Large Banks

President Hugo Chávez threatened to take control over the local unit of Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA and other large financial institutions if they don’t ensure that homes and apartments they finance are occupied immediately.

Mr. Chávez, who has brought his own brand of socialism to Venezuela, has nationalized more than 200 companies this year from various sectors of the economy.

Wikileaks:
Chavez is a brute and a clown, Evo an ignoramus and Ortega a ding bat dixit the Spanish foreign service
Hugo Chávez’s ex-wife gives Washington insights into strongman’s psyche: WikiLeaks

More on Venezuela and Iranian missiles

Venezuela gets 1800 shoulder fired anti air craft missiles from Russia

Superfluous Authoritarianism

¿ES QUE 12 AÑOS DE PACIENCIA NO BASTAN?

Recent posts and podcasts:
Venezuela acquired 1,800 antiaircraft missiles from Russia last year
Today is National Tango Day in Argentina
Cold in Cancun
Bonding, Iranian style
Criminal capitalism: 15 Minutes on Latin America
At Real Clear World,
Iranian missiles in Venezuela?

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Ted Turner’s most demented idea yet?

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Cap and Trade…With Children

At the ongoing climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico, Turner told attendees:

…environmental stress on the Earth requires radical solutions, suggesting countries should follow China’s lead in instituting a one-child policy to reduce global population over time. He added that fertility rights could be sold so that poor people could profit from their decision not to reproduce.

Since that one-child policy is working out so well in China?

Newsbusters commenter,

How exactly does Ted propose to enforce the reproductive restrictions on (apparently only) poor people?

If a poor family sells its fertility rights and then says the hell with it and produces a few more children, does the government confiscate the “extra” kids? Who then pays to raise those kids? Or does the government force the poor to undergo sterilization upon selling their fertility rights? Hasn’t eugenics long since been discredited?

Apparently not, when it comes to Ted’s thinking.

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Cold in Cancun

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

51o Farenheit, and breaking records in time for the UN Climate Conference

Here are existing Record Lows and Forecast Lows in upcoming days:

Wednesday:  53 °F (2003) Forecast: 51°F

Thursday: 60 °F (2000) Forecast: 59°F

Friday: 60 °F (1999) Forecast: 55°F

Saturday: 57 °F (2003) Forecast: 53°F

Sunday: 55 °F (2008) Forecast: 51°F

The other day I was saying that Cancun is cold – little did I know it would get colder.


No, that not snow on the ground… yet.

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Cancun Is Cold

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

My latest article, Cancun Is Cold on Climate Change, is up at RightNetwork. Please read it and leave a comment.

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The Alarmists Do “Science”: Climategate

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

John Hinderaker summarizes “the priority that the global warming alarmists give to politics and career advancement over science” The Alarmists Do “Science”: A Case Study

The story began when Steve McIntyre, the same researcher who was largely responsible for destroying Michael Mann’s “hockey stick” graph purporting to show unprecedented warming in the 20th century, turned his attention to a famous article published by Keith Briffa of East Anglia’s CRU in 2000. This article analyzed the diameters of tree rings, including rings from an area called Yamal in Siberia, and conveniently generated another hockey-stick shaped graph. You can read an account of the ensuing controversy here. McIntyre’s work appeared to show that Briffa had cherry-picked trees in order to get the result he was looking for. One fact that this story highlights is that global warming alarmists publish their results in scientific journals, but refuse to make the underlying data publicly available so that the validity of their analyses can be checked.

Bishop Hill also finds

McIntyre therefore prepared a revised dataset, replacing Briffa’s selected 12 cores with the 34 from Khadyta River. The revised chronology was simply staggering. The sharp uptick in the series at the end of the twentieth century had vanished, leaving a twentieth century apparently without a significant trend. The blade of the Yamal hockey stick, used in so many of those temperature reconstructions that the IPCC said validated Michael Mann’s work, was gone.

Take a look:

rcs_chronologies_rev2

Good-bye, hockey stick.

Tim Blair looks at the reactions to this story, and also brings up an important point, that none of the computer simulations could reproduce correctly the behavior of even 20th-century rainfall.

How is the media reporting about how these scientists scammed us on climate change/global warming, The greatest scandal in modern science?

More at Memeorandum.