Global Warming Follies


God is SUCH a jokester!

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on December 31, 2009

Since it has happened at GW events in New York, Washington D.C., Copenhagen and now Salt Lake City, this can no longer be considered a coincidence.

A downtown protest of the climate change talks in Copenhagen became a victim of Wednesday’s snowstorm.

“Not many people showed up because of the blizzard conditions,” said organizer Clea Major, an international studies student at the University of Utah.

I love Ms. Major’s straight-faced explanation. Don’t you?

Nonetheless, despite the low turnout and completely inappropriate weather the true believers carried on:

It didn’t take long for the six friends to pack up a bullhorn and posters they’d planned to use for their “scream-in,” an outlet for their frustration about the failure of the Copenhagen climate talks earlier this month to curb the pollution blamed for climate change.

Still, they chatted with a few passers-by during the commuter-hour protest near the Gateway, and explained that, blizzard aside, climate change is expected to bring chaos to the global climate, said Major.

Finally, Ms Major delighted me again with her candor: 

…As for the snow, it’s not entirely new; a protest she attended last year in Washington, D.C., suffered a similar fate.

“There is always the irony element,” Major said.

Indeed there is.  Thank you God for such a  hearty laugh. Keep up the good work!

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Et tu Fido?

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on December 22, 2009

Cows, then moose and now…

PARIS (AFP) – Man’s best friend could be one of the environment’s worst enemies, according to a new study which says the carbon pawprint of a pet dog is more than double that of a gas-guzzling sports utility vehicle.

But the revelation in the book “Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living” by New Zealanders Robert and Brenda Vale has angered pet owners who feel they are being singled out as troublemakers.

Sorry Lucy. We’re now “troublemakers” for having you as our canine companion. You make us “unsustainable” so you’ll have to go.

Puleeeaaase….. Can someone say that the emporer has no clothes?

(Thanks Elaine.)

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You don’t say

Posted in Common Sense by tjgavin on December 15, 2009

A doctrine of faith of the Global Warming alarmists’ religion has been to point to retreating glaciers and blame it all on AGW. The focus has been on how fast they’ve been melting and the supposedly dire results for the local population if that melting continues. 

The “concensus” cause of  glacial melting has been assumed to be AGW. The “concensus” solution is, of course, to control carbon output and hence each of our lives.

Now comes the Swiss reporting a “surprising” finding:

…Their study into the impact of solar radiation on Alpine glaciers made the “surprising discovery” that in the 1940s, and especially summer 1947, the ice floes lost the most ice since measurements begin 95 years ago, according to Zurich’s Federal Institute of Technology.

…The researchers found from historic data on three Swiss glaciers, as well as radiation recordings from the eastern Alpine town of Davos, that the level of sunshine in the 1940s was eight percent higher than average and significantly higher than now.

As a result, snow and ice melted by about four percent.

Four percent? That sounds like a lot! And it occured 70 years ago.

So what happened since then?

A phase of less sunshine — global dimming — from the 1950s to 1980s also corresponded with the advance in the snout of glaciers.

Interesting…  So the glaciers retreated big-time  during a period of increasing CO2 emisions. And then they grew during a period of faster CO2 emissions.

Do we see a pattern here? OF COURSE NOT!

But since the cannon of GW scripture says humans caused glacial retreat by emitting CO2 the GW alarmists ignore the fact pattern and hope you will too.

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Same drumbeat. Different drummer

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on December 10, 2009

First China praises its one child policy as a cure for GW. Now the Canadian national newspaper follows suit.

The whole world needs to adopt China’s one-child policy

Diane Francis, Financial Post  

The “inconvenient truth” overhanging the UN’s Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world.

A planetary law, such as China’s one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is one million births every four days.

Notice that it is a “disaster” that too many people have been created in God’s image. Think of that. While you may consider that newborn a “blessing” there are people like, Ms. Francis, who consider him a part of a “disaster” that needs to be prevented by a “planetary law”.

How have we gotten to the point in our society where thought leaders can say such things with no risk of challenge?

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You knew THIS was coming

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on December 10, 2009

In case we didn’t  appreciate how  deeply intrusive to individual liberty and economic vitality controlling carbon emissions really is, we can now thank the Chinese for bringing it into sharp focus.

Population control called key to deal
By Li Xing (China Daily)

COPENHAGEN: Population and climate change are intertwined but the population issue has remained a blind spot when countries discuss ways to mitigate climate change and slow down global warming, according to Zhao Baige, vice-minister of National Population and Family Planning Commission of China (NPFPC) .

“Dealing with climate change is not simply an issue of CO2 emission reduction but a comprehensive challenge involving political, economic, social, cultural and ecological issues, and the population concern fits right into the picture,” said Zhao, who is a member of the Chinese government delegation.

“Fits right in” is right. This from a country that uses forced abortion to enforce its one-child policy. It unashamedly defends that brutal policy despite the carnage it has wrought.  It celebrates it even though it has resulted in a shortage of women because boys are more highly prized in that society. It claims great societal benefit even though it has created an aging population that it will not be able to support in a few years resulting a societal time-bomb of ill cared for seniors.

Although China’s family planning policy has received criticism over the past three decades, Zhao said that China’s population program has made a great historic contribution to the well-being of society.

As a result of the family planning policy, China has seen 400 million fewer births, which has resulted in 18 million fewer tons of CO2 emissions a year, Zhao said.

Remember that this way of thinking is very close to that of those pushing the GW strategy. Words have consequences and thoughts drive policy.

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Looks like we’re not the only ones getting screwed!

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on December 4, 2009

Prostitutes Offer Free Climate Summit Sex

Copenhagen Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards to city hotels warning summit guests not to patronize Danish sex workers during the upcoming conference. …

…Now, Copenhagen prostitutes are up in arms, saying that the council has no business meddling in their affairs. They have now offered free sex to anyone who can produce one of the offending postcards and their COP15 identity card…

…”This is sheer discrimination. Ritt Bjerregaard is abusing her position as Lord Mayor in using her power to prevent us carrying out our perfectly legal job. I don’t understand how she can be allowed to contact people in this way,” [Sex Workers Interest Group] Spokeswoman Susanne Møller tells avisen.dk.

But at least they don’t have to pay for it!

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