Many of you are too young to remember, but in 1975 our government pushed “the coming ice age.”
Random House dutifully printed “THE WEATHER CONSPIRACY … coming of the New Ice Age.” This may be the only book ever written by 18 authors. All 18 lived just a short sled ride from Washington, D.C. Newsweek fell in line and did a cover issue warning us of global cooling on April 28, 1975. And The New York Times, Aug. 14, 1976, reported “many signs that Earth may be headed for another ice age.”
In 1974, the National Science Board announced: “During the last 20 to 30 years, world temperature has fallen, irregularly at first but more sharply over the last decade. Judging from the record of the past interglacial ages, the present time of high temperatures should be drawing to an end…leading into the next ice age.”
Science’s prediction of “A full-blown, 10,000 year ice age,” came from its March 1, 1975 issue. The Christian Science Monitor observed that armadillos were retreating south from Nebraska to escape the “global cooling” in its Aug. 27, 1974 issue.
Now we have Polar Bear on “diminishing” ice flows in the Artic.
Does this all look vaguely like, well it global warming has dropped but in the future it will be an apocalypse! 🙂
UK Telegraph 4/30/2008: Global warming will stop until at least 2015 because of natural variations in the climate, scientists have said.
Noel Keenlyside of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel, Germany, said: “The IPCC would predict a 0.3°C warming over the next decade. Our prediction is that there will be no warming until 2015 but it will pick up after that.”
And as all Global warming Religionist know the IPCC is never EVER wrong.
So as it snows on Houston, the earliest on record, just remember Global Warming is going to Kill us all!
The Conference of Doom starts today in Copenhagen.
Will this day also, live in infamy! 🙂
There is truly something rotten in Denmark. 🙂
UK Telegraph: Ms Jorgensen reckons that between her and her rivals the total number of limos in Copenhagen next week has already broken the 1,200 barrier. The French alone rang up on Thursday and ordered another 42. “We haven’t got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand,” she says. “We’re having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden.”
And the total number of electric cars or hybrids among that number? “Five,” says Ms Jorgensen. “The government has some alternative fuel cars but the rest will be petrol or diesel. We don’t have any hybrids in Denmark, unfortunately, due to the extreme taxes on those cars. It makes no sense at all, but it’s very Danish.”
The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports – or to Sweden – to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers.
The top hotels – all fully booked at £650 a night – are readying their Climate Convention menus of (no doubt sustainable) scallops, foie gras and sculpted caviar wedges.
According to the organisers, the eleven-day conference, including the participants’ travel, will create a total of 41,000 tonnes of “carbon dioxide equivalent”, equal to the amount produced over the same period by a city the size of Middlesbrough.
But nothing but the best for those concerned with the Doom of all mankind and want to shut down the Industrial Revolution as really bad for the planet! 🙂
I suppose Al Gore’s “Carbon credits” business will be busy with guilty Doomsayers for the next 11 days.
NY Post: Some 40,000 tons of carbon will be spewed getting this crowd together and keeping them in comfort.That is the amount of carbon dioxide produced by more than 60 of the world’s smaller countries in an entire year — combined.
Instead of swift and modest reductions in carbon – say, two per cent a year, starting next year – for which they could possibly be held accountable, the politicians will bandy around grandiose targets of 80-per-cent-plus by 2050, by which time few of the leaders at Copenhagen will even be alive, let alone still in office.
But damn! It will sound good! It’ll sound like they care.
Can some on pass me the Wagyu beef with white truffles, darling… 🙂
“If we fail, one reason could be our overconfidence,” said Simron Jit Singh, of the Institute of Social Ecology. “Because we are here, talking in a group of people who probably agree with each other, we can be blinded to the challenges of the other side. We feel that we are the good guys, the selfless saviours, and they are the bad guys.“
Bingo! That wins the man a Booby prize, which in Copenhagen is probably just a few doors down.:)
As Mr Singh suggests, the interesting question is perhaps not whether the climate changers have got the science right – they probably have – but whether they have got the pitch right. Some campaigners’ apocalyptic predictions and religious righteousness – funeral ceremonies for economic growth and the like – can be alienating, and may help explain why the wider public does not seem to share the urgency felt by those in Copenhagen this week.
Anyone seen Lord Doom? He canceled? Really. A chance to be a media whore in front of adoring fans and hock is new Doomsday Book?? Coming to a Theatre near you 🙂
And the Great Savior of Mankind, Barack Obama is not jetting in until is nearly over. Something about a Peace Prize (just after he escalated Obama’s War in Afghanistan).
In a rather perceptive recent comment, Mr Miliband (who called those who disagree with him and his ilk saboteurs just days ago) said it was vital to give people a positive vision of a low-carbon future. “If Martin Luther King had come along and said ‘I have a nightmare,’ people would not have followed him,” he said.
Let’s all have a PR pitty party form the Doomsayers.
But do you think they’ve really learned anything.
That would be a break with their faith.
So they have 11 days to work on a new spin.
And the Danes are happy to participate.
NY Post: That’s because the last great world climate treaty, Kyoto, does not make them include their nasty shipping business in the calculation. No wonder the Danes liked that so much.
AP: “I think a lot of people are skeptical about this issue in any case,” Yvo de Boer (The U.N.’s top climate official) said. “And then when they have the feeling … that scientists are manipulating information in a certain direction then of course it causes concern in a number of people to say ‘you see I told you so, this is not a real issue.'”
Ya Think? 🙂
Because there’s a “consensus” that says debate is over. So how can anyone possibly be skeptical? 🙂
“This correspondence looks very bad,” de Boer said. “But I think both the university is looking into this (and) I believe there is a police investigation going on whether the e-mails were leaked or stolen.“
Not whether they are true or not or what they actually say, mind you.
U.S. climate negotiator Jonathan Pershing (Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change) called the science on global warming “very robust, very substantial.” He told the AP that the controversy surrounding the leaked e-mails came at an “unfortunate” time, just before the long-awaited U.N. talks, “but has no fundamental bearing on the outcome.“
His faith in Man-Made Doom is Strong, young Barack!
UK Telepgraph 4/30/2008: Writing in Nature, the scientists said: “Our results suggest that global surface temperature may not increase over the next decade, as natural climate variations in the North Atlantic and tropical Pacific temporarily offset the projected anthropogenic [manmade] warming.”
The study shows a more pronounced weakening effect than the Met Office’s Hadley Centre, which last year predicted that global warming would slow until 2009 and pick up after that, with half the years after 2009 being warmer than the warmest year on record, 1998.
Commenting on the new study, Richard Wood of the Hadley Centre said the model suggested the weakening of the MOC would have a cooling effect around the North Atlantic.
“Such a cooling could temporarily offset the longer-term warming trend from increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
“That emphasizes once again the need to consider climate variability and climate change together when making predictions over timescales of decades.”
But that would question the faith.
Our Friend Ed Millibrand, UK Environment Secretary on the BBC less than 24 hours ago:
“The people who believe that this is happening, that climate change is happening and man-made, have nothing to fear from transparency.”
Obama: “Information will not be withheld just because I say so; it will be withheld because a separate authority believes my request is well-grounded in the Constitution. Let me say it as simply as I can: transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency,”
So how’s that working out? 🙂
Global Cooling. (1975)
Global Warming. (also coined in 1975) 🙂
Global Climate Change? (created because it kept embarrassingly snowing on Global Warming Conferences) 🙂
Anthropogenic climate change (2000)
What Orwellian term will the Conference of Doom come up with?