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What Do You Think About Global Warming Now?

Posted by Bobby Eberle
February 16, 2010 at 9:11 am

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As Washington, DC was pummeled by record snowfall, Obama and his team continued their push for more funds to be diverted from our wallets and into his "Global Change Research Program." In his new budget, Obama is asking for a 21 percent increase in funds over last year. This despite growing evidence that climate data was manipulated to further a conclusion that was to the liking of people such as Obama, Al Gore, and the host of other socialist leaders who want to further tax and control the planet under the "global warming" banner.

Now, more news is coming out. It turns out that the man at the center of the "climate-gate" scandal now admits that there has been no global warming over the past fifteen years. It just shows how Obama doesn't get it. Rather than return money and power to the people, he'd rather take more and put it into a program that is not based on science but on politics.

For some background, NewsBusters.org reports on a Washington Post story that depicts the growing plight of the global warming advocates.

With its 2007 report declaring that the "warming of the climate system is unequivocal," the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won a Nobel Prize -- and a new degree of public trust in the controversial science of global warming.

But recent revelations about flaws in that seminal report, ranging from typos in key dates to sloppy sourcing, are undermining confidence not only in the panel's work but also in projections about climate change. Scientists who have pointed out problems in the report say the panel's methods and mistakes -- including admitting Saturday that it had overstated how much of the Netherlands was below sea level -- give doubters an opening.

The Washington Post story continues:

But in the past year, a cache of stolen e-mails, revealing that prominent climate scientists sought to prevent the publication of works by their detractors, has sullied their image as impartial academics. The errors in the U.N. report -- a document intended to be the last nail in the coffin of climate doubt -- are a serious problem that could end up forcing environmentalists to focus more on the old question of proving that climate change is a threat, instead of the new question of how to stop it.

The story still has the slant that global warming is real and that it needs to be "reproven" in order to get the skeptics to back down. As NewsBusters.org reporter Tim Graham notes, "The Post account failed to note the BBC's new interview with climate scientist/activist Phil 'Hide the Decline' Jones, who called his 'trick' of merging tree-ring data with thermometer data was 'a convenient way of achieving something', in this case joining the earlier valid part of the tree-ring record with the recent, more reliable instrumental record. In other words, 'reliable' is defined as 'whatever proves my drastic-warming thesis.'"

Speaking of "scientist" Phil Jones, a story on FOXNews.com about the BBC interview reveals that Jones now admits "there has been no global warming over the past 15 years."

Jones also allowed for the possibility that the world as a whole was warmer in medieval times than it is today -- a concession that may also undermine theories that global warming is caused by man.

In addition, Jones admitted that an overall lack of organization, and his poor record keeping and office-tidying skills, had contributed to his reluctance to share data with critics, which he regretted.

The Heritage Foundation also studied the BBC interview of Phil Jones and was particularly interested in the following question and answer:

BBC: "When scientists say "the debate on climate change is over", what exactly do they mean - and what don't they mean?"

Jones: "It would be supposition on my behalf to know whether all scientists who say the debate is over are saying that for the same reason. I don't believe the vast majority of climate scientists think this. This is not my view. There is still much that needs to be undertaken to reduce uncertainties, not just for the future, but for the instrumental (and especially the palaeoclimatic) past as well."

The Heritage Foundation was correct is focusing on this response because it points to our current state of affairs where politics is forcing an issue of science when the full scientific understanding doesn't even exist.

If the vast majority of climatologists do not believe the debate on climate change is over, why do our politicians pushing for cap and trade and a transition to a "clean energy economy" repeatedly assert that the science is settled? Because the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said so and told us that a warming planet was "unequivocal."

And because this is NOT about the climate. It's about money and power and another way for people to be taxed and an elite group of "leaders" to get rich.

Obama's call for increased funding for his global warming program should be rejected completely. This is not the role of the federal government, and the "debate" over global warming is far from over. Let's get back to the business of the smaller government mandated in the Constitution. That would be change we could all believe in.

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What Do You Think About Global Warming Now?

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onewildmanComment by onewildman
February 16, 2010 @ 10:55 am

I've always said this wasn't about Global warming it's about how much money you can get. In Historical geology, through ice core samples we have learned that the highest levels of Co2 were during the Ice Ages. That makes me tend to believe that Co2 is not a green house gas. The best solution to the Co2 problem, if you believe there is one, is to plant trees. That is a much better solution than "Cap & Trade". By the way Co2 makes plants grow faster and larger. Let these corporations plant forest in America instead of sending our money to other countries. So far millions of dollars of the stimulus money for green jobs have gone to Spain, Italy and China to name a few.

Sil in CNYComment by Sil in CNY
February 16, 2010 @ 11:16 am

I think the same thing I have always thought...global warming is a lie! When these so-called scientist can tell us when, in the history of the world, the climate has NOT changed....then maybe we'll listen to their claims. Until then, we cannot allow our government to use one penny of our tax dollars for "green" initiatives that will "necessarily cause energy costs to skyrocket". NO THANK YOU!

profchuckComment by profchuck
February 16, 2010 @ 11:26 am

As a scientist I am always suspicious of those that draw conclusions before all the data has been collected, especially when these conclusions coincide so neatly with their political and ideological belief structure. The global warming mantra has suffered some lately because of unseasonable weather trends that suggest a cooling rather than heating of our ecosphere. Well, which is it? If we intend to do something about it (a beautiful example of anthropocentric hubris) we really need to know what is really taking place. Why? because the treatment is very different for addressing cooling as opposed to warming. In the first case we might need to increase the level of greenhouse gasses while in the latter they, supposedly, need to be reduced. Clearly if we are going to "do something" we need to have a clear idea of what problem we are trying to solve.
Application of the scientific method (a concept that is apparently ignored completely in law school) could come to the rescue but unlike the Hippocratic oath taken by all physicians, first do no harm, there is no such imposed fidelity to objectivity for scientists. All to often science is driven by the axiom "Follow the Money" and if you want your pet research program to get funding you must pay homage to the current political gods.
I don't know if the planet is actually warming or cooling and that is not because I have not been paying attention. The data is still inconclusive, at least to my satisfaction. So if we are going to embark on a massive politically driven effort to change the composition of our atmosphere it might be a good idea to know what really needs to be done, assuming that we know enough to do anything at all.

F.R. DuplantierComment by F.R. Duplantier
February 16, 2010 @ 11:54 am

Pay tribute to Al Gore, the father of the global warming hoax, by sending "Fraudster the Snowman" (www.politickles.com/blog/?p=4008) to all your friends.

heinzlycklamaComment by Heinz Lycklama
February 16, 2010 @ 11:56 am

The Global Warming scare is unraveling. The current findings that the climate scientists in the UN IPCC had an agenda that they needed support invalidates their results and conclusions. See my Independent Analysis at http://www.osta.com/gw for further details.

LJ from KansasComment by LJ from Kansas
February 16, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

Cap & Tax along with ObamaCare is not about saving Mother Earth or concern about healthcare, it's a scam, it's all about money and power. All Obama and his Marxist handlers need is a "Cash Cow" or two to finance their Marxist agenda and they are set to control the nation for their lifetimes, to hell with the country. The American people are starting to wake up to this fact and do not want or like it one bit.The Progressives are getting cornered with their lies and broken promises and that is what is making them very dangerous. They will do anything to protect their cash flow potential, ie: high taxes on everything from everyone to spend and share with whom ever they wish.

Mary SComment by Mary S
February 16, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

Yes, it's definitely not about saving the earth or saving the people. I keep hearing from pundits that "Obama doesn't get it" but I maintain that he most certainly does get it. This is exactly what "they" have been working toward for years - a way to grab all the power and money while convincing the little people that they can solve all the crises of the world (usually crises they create in the first place).

If you're not praying, you're not paying attention.

EveLerieuxComment by EveLerieux
February 16, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

Global warming is probably the biggest scam in our history. Al Gore and others like him have made a fortune off a lie.When will we start to prosecute these corrupt scam artists?

drs of NJComment by drs of NJ
February 16, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

Al Gore has made a fortune on the theory of global warming, but as far as I know there is no evidence that global warming "is the biggest scam in our history". If that is true, what is causing the ice caps to melt? We should have a scientific explanation for this before resorting to conspiracy theories and name calling.

SkullsplitterComment by Skullsplitter
February 16, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

Global warming or global cooling, who cares? There is nothing us humans can do about it anyway! Recycle where cost effective. If you make a mess clean it up and take steps to not make another mess.

ARRRRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!

golfAZComment by golfAZ
February 16, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

Biggest scam in history. The one thing that I want to see happen is for the Al Gores and his ilk to eventually have to pay back all the money that they've "earned" on this charade. The only "inconvenient truth" in all of this is that even the scientists among us will lie if it's in their best interest (monetarily and otherwise). Yet another reason to never give people, organizations, movements, etc. any of our tax money. It'll always come back to haunt us.

Tango805Comment by Tango805
February 16, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

To satisfy my curiosity and be sure I knew which way was up on this, I studied the global warming phenomenon in depth. The last time global temperatures peaked was around the year 1000A.D. and it was much warmer than it is now. Geologists call it the “Medieval Warm Era”. The Vikings came to North America and called it Greenland because it was “green”. Agriculture was the primary industry in Iceland and wineries flourished throughout all of England.

Fast forward seven-hundred years and nothing was green in Greenland or Iceland, and the people of London would hold winter festivals on the Thames River because it would freeze over. Geologists call this period the “Little Ice Age”.

This warming-cooling cycle has been occurring fairly regularly for a very long time. In Al Gore’s PowerPoint presentation he displays 2 graphs showing the rise and fall of CO2 levels and global temperatures for the last 100,000 years and implies a cause and effect. The problem with his presentation is when you superimpose the 2 graphs you find the rise in temperature occurs first, followed by the rise in CO2. When Onewildman says CO2 levels are highest during ice ages, he’s exactly right because temperatures for the cycle have peaked and are on their way down while the CO2 levels are still rising. This cycle has been repeating not just for the last 100,000 years, but for the last million years. The ice-core samples bear this out. Our climate has been steadily warming since around 1700 and if a million years of history are correct, it will continue to warm for the next 400 years.

And if that isn’t enough, elementary school mathematics shows it’s preposterous to suggest that anthropogenic CO2 can have any effect on global temperatures because of all the heat radiating from the surface of the planet, it reflects (or traps) .0003% of it. If you want to know what causes global warming, on the next warm day look up (but shade your eyes). Like most stars, Sol pulses, not as fast as pulsars but it does. And a pulse occurs about every … 1400 years.

Bippy BellitoComment by Bippy Bellito
February 16, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

Al Gore "He Lied to Us! He played on our Fears!" He should be prosecuted.

conservativekenComment by conservativeken
February 16, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

I have never bought into the whole global warming hysteria. Anyone who took Geology 101 knows better! The climate has changed over millenia. At one time, in Roman Britain, there was a thriving wine industry - wine grapes in England!!! That ended with the start of the Little Ice Age in the mid-fourteenth century.

The Little Ice Age lasted until the middle of the 19th Century, to about 1850 or so. It has been getting warmer ever since. It is likely over the next several thousand yares that it will get even warmed, and the Arctic Ice Cap will disappear; the Greenland Ice Cap will disappear, or at least be severely diminished, and sea levels will rise -AGAIN - as they have in the past. It is part of the cycle.

The only thing Cap & Trade laws will do is put more money, and, therefore, more POWER, into the hands of the government. That is the whole purpose of Cap & Trade - more money and power for the Washington "elites".

Wake up America, before you've lost the greatest nation in the history of the world, to a bunch of political hacks. You may find yourself losing the right to be apathetic!!

profchuckComment by profchuck
February 16, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

I think Obama knows exactly what he is up to, his problem is that the rest of us do too. He says we rejected his health care plans because we don't understand. The truth is that his scheme is rejected because we DO understand, not because we don't.

Chris in TexasComment by Chris in Texas
February 16, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

Notice how the liberals now call global warming "climate change"? Is that supposed to be more of that "change we can believe in" stuff?

howard.mullenComment by Max
February 16, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

Well I see it like this; first off I’m not the smartest man in the world… but from the moment this Global warming lie started getting traction. I knew it was a farce from the very beginning. Anyone who believes anything that comes out of Al Gore’s mouth let alone Obama is falling for a lie. I was always told that in order to believe a lie you must first reject the truth, and when you reject the truth, you will believe anything that spews forth from their mouth.
This Terra Firma planet earth has been around for thousands of years. It has survived Biblical floods; catastrophic meteor impacts the Yucatan crater, the Winslow, Arizona Barringer Crater, The Upheaval Dome, Utah, The Brent Crater, Ontario, Canada, The Kara-Kul Crater, Tajikistan, The Deep Bay crater, Saskatchewan Canada, The Chukcha Crater, Russia, and The Haughton Crater, Northwest Territories, Canada. These are just the tip of the iceberg of ones that I mention. Let’s not forget the catastrophic volcanic eruptions Hekla (Iceland), Kalud, Ringii, Little Sunda, Roung, Komogatake, Pinchincha, Omate, Katla, Teon, Gamma Kunnora, Tongkoko, Krakatao, Hekla, Amboina, Serua, Celebres, Vesuvius, Santorini, Little Sunda, Taal, Katla, Eideyjar Jokul, Asame Yama, Vesuvius, Mayon, Tambora, Coseguina, Avachinskaya Sopka, Krakatao, Pelee, La Soufriere, Santa Maria, Katmai, Agung, Agung, Hekla (Iceland), Kalud, and Ringii. Guess what we are still here. Oh Snap! Can you imagine the carbon emission they put into the atmosphere? Almost forgot about the11 the big, most destructive and deadliest tsunamis on record.

Hmmmm, Oh yes and the hundreds of thousands of earthquakes throughout history, in the words of Arsino Hall things that make you wanna go hmmmm? Now I’m still trying to figure how in the world man can cause global warming in less than 150 years of industrial revolution tha “Man” cause a change in weather. I love it when they say “This is the worst snow storm or heat wave on record” Ok; can someone tell me, what was the record snow fall record 500 years ago? Ummmm, well we have only been keeping records for the last 200 years. Ummm, ok. But our computer model tells us that this is the predicted forecast for weather change.

Ok, oh please ask your computer Mr. Climate Scientist, can it tell me tomorrows Lotto numbers for I can hit the big one. See my point nothing but a big lie like the bible says in 1 Timothy 3:7-9 “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (8) Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds reprobate concerning the faith. (9) But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was”. So their lie has been manifested for all to see with the e-mail lies, and manipulation of climate data. Seems like every day we find out more, and more how we have been lied to. We have been hoodwinked, taken, tricked, lie, bamboozled, and pimped. And thah convoluted administration is still trying to force feed us with it. Now Jannes, and Jambres were the Science and globe warming experts, the Al Gore’s, and Barrack Obama’s of the days of Moses. God made a fool of them just like the record snow storms of the past few weeks made a fool out the Al Gore and the rest of the One World Order UN Climate Change fools…Lol!

AmericanPatriotComment by AmericanPatriot
February 16, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

"As a scientist I am always suspicious of those that draw conclusions before all the data has been collected"

How about "jumping" to conclusions before any REAL data has been collected. How about NO outside peer review. How about the incestuous relationship between CRU, the IPCC, the UN (and the media, though I can't figure out what they hoped to gain from it, except perhaps a steady stream of pure crap on which to report).

Old TomComment by Old Tom
February 16, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

Perhaps this will drive Al Gore, the wh*&^ of the environmentalists and Global Warming or Climate Change, or whatever, maniacs back to the political wilderness from where he came after being whipped in the election. Oh, and let him give back his rewards as well.
What a deceiving piece of rot and theivery.

mountainmanComment by mountainman
February 16, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

I personally feel sorry for those who honestly fall for the whole global warming crock of of garbage. It is merely the same scenario thats been happening for centuries around the globe. We all know that the earth was once under water. We ll know about the Ice Age. We all know that sections of the earth throughout history have broken apart literally from adjoining bodies of soil making for seperate continents etc. Why then do so many believe that global warming is factual when climate has changed for centuries?
After so many years of hearing the need to find more economic ways to conserve energy etc. Now in the midst of recession, suddenly the government seems more adamant than ever to push the ((Green initiative)), and so many are falling for it . Hello!! Ultimately this green initiative is more costly to the consumer in terms of getting started with it and then on repairs if there's a problem. Meanwhile as we continue in a recession where our property is worthless in comparison to what we've paid for it and more and more jobless and homeless appear, and the government continues to pay out our future Social Security (( that we've all spent years putting into))which will not be available to us afterall. We still continue to allow our governing officials to hand immigrants our savings, tax free for a period of time etc. Nothing is tax free for those of us who pay into all these programs. Does this sound fair ??
Yes weather patterns are changing again as they have periodically for centuries past . The perfect time for governing officials and such to give it a name to try and force our hands into believing we need to go completely green etc. and lay the brunt of the cost on us, the consumers. What a perfect plan ? As for what I think of Gobal warming? My reply in two letters is , ( BS).

BarbComment by Barb
February 17, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

May we please steal the comment, "Global warming is a pet rock." So terribly funny! It will resonate with the global community!

bassmanComment by bassman
February 17, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

Of course there is no global warming. None caused by man anyway. I don't think there is any to begin with. It's all in the sun spots! No sun spots equals no rise in temperature, as seen in the last 15 years there have been little or no sun spots, and no rise in temperature.
And Profchuck, you're right on. They must keep saying what the boss wants to hear to keep their funding, i. e. their paychecks!
Did they forget about the "mini ice age" during the 1700s? Didn't that start in the 17th century and go through the 18th?
During the 1970s, they were warning us about an ice age coming. And a mere 15 years later they started talking about global warming? And how can the gas that we breathe out of our mouths, and what feeds plants, be a greenhouse gas? Don't we need as much of this gas as possible to keep the plants healthy?
This is all about money and will end up destroying the earth, not saving it, if we allow Obama's plan to go through.
And why on earth did ANY of the stimulus money go to other countries? How would that help US? It's just ridiculous to think that "man" could cause global warming when the earth has it's own huge and very extensive filtration system that is immune to anything we could ever throw at it.
But people.....please don't equate the record snow fall to global warming or no global warming. This could be an el Nino effect. Temperature doesn't necessarily have anything whatsoever to do with precipitation. And we're talking about temperature only, not precipitation, when we're talking global warming. It actually NEEDS to be so warm to snow.
So please don't make yourself sound stupid by trying to say the record snowfalls have anything to do with there being no global warming!
And tree huggers: We NEED to thin the forests! You are causing more out of control forest fires by not allowing logging. For every tree cut, 10 are planted anyway. How did tree huggers get laws passed that are so stupid as to stop logging anyway? I live in Idaho and know a lot of loggers out of work.

rugercougarComment by rugercougar
February 18, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

Congress approaches global warming like they do when they attempt to pass a House or Senate bill, they don't read it. Congress is clueless when it comes to global warming, they drink the same koolaid as Chairman Obama. I wonder if Al Gore (Mr. Hoax) is shoveling his sidewalks these days, I doubt it, he probably has "radiant heat in his sidewalks" and is probably hiding under his bed until the snow melts!