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Global Warming Consensus Gone Up in Flames By Bob Ellis on June 26th, 2009
Kimberley Strassel at the Wall Street Journal has a great piece on the global warming debate and how Al Gore’s much-professed “consensus” has crumbled to ruin.
Her article lists a number of people who are no longer following Al Gore’s herd on the issue of anthropogenic global warming, and also provides some insight into how this fragile “consensus” has been devastated by science over conjecture and hysteria:
In April, the Polish Academy of Sciences published a document challenging man-made global warming. In the Czech Republic, where President Vaclav Klaus remains a leading skeptic, today only 11% of the population believes humans play a role. In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to tap Claude Allegre to lead the country’s new ministry of industry and innovation. Twenty years ago Mr. Allegre was among the first to trill about man-made global warming, but the geochemist has since recanted. New Zealand last year elected a new government, which immediately suspended the country’s weeks-old cap-and-trade program.
The number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. — 13 times the number who authored the U.N.’s 2007 climate summary for policymakers. Joanne Simpson, the world’s first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak “frankly” of her nonbelief. Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physical chemist who contributed to a U.N. climate report, dubs man-made warming “the worst scientific scandal in history.” Norway’s Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics, decries it as the “new religion.” A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton’s Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists’ open letter.)
Proof of concensus or lack thereof is not an indication of the reliability of a given position; after all, the majority has been proved wrong countless times throughout history, and someone has to be the first person to be right about a new conclusion.
But when you have a situation where the more information we have on a given contention, the fewer people buy into that contention, well, that speaks powerfully that the contention was a bad one from the start.
I have long said that the contention that human activity–over more obvious and more powerful natural forces–is having a significant impact on global temperatures just doesn’t pass the smell test.
To put it another way, it seems as if Occam’s Razor has been forgotten in the modern world’s infatuation with wild and exciting ideas. In case you’re not familiar with Occam’s Razor, it is a principle that basically says assumptions should be avoided where ever possible. Or to put it in plain language, of all reasonable explanations for a phenomenon, the simplest is usually the correct one.
Sadly, objective examinations of information and assumptive restraint have been abandoned in today’s world in favor of politically correct agendas which are fueled by protection of reputation and ego. In other words, instead of behaving like objective investigators, our modern scientific and legislative community behaves like teenagers caught up in herd-instinct pursuit of “the right clothes” or “the right CD” or “the right look.”
I can only hope a sufficient number of the American people wake up to the reality that the theory of AGW stinks…and that they get ticked off enough to wake up a sufficient number of representatives in congress to stop this mad rush to destruction before it’s too late. ________
http://lmliberty.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/global-temperatures-dropped-74%C2%B0f-since-al-hot-air-gore-released-an-inconvenient-truth /
.July 8, 2009 • 3:00 PM .Global temperatures DROPPED .74°F since Al “Hot Air” Gore released ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Climate Kooks suffer from mental illness. That’s undeniable. I think it’s a form of schizophrenia. In the good old days, the climate kooks would be institutionalized and most likely lobotomized. Oh how I long for the good old days.
Real science has concluded, based on fact and data (NOT theory and models) that the earth has cooled almost three-quarters of a degree Fahrenheit since that dope Al Gore produced his fictional movie, “An Inconvienient Truth.” For those of you in Europe or Canada, that’s .4 celsius.
Here’s the best part. We have a kook president that wants to legislate away “global warming,” and it’s not even happening! Only in America! I told you, it’s about money and power.
Last month, June 2009 showed us yet another global temperature drop. Yet, we still have kooks running around legislating the climate, idiots screaming “do something.” Do something about what?
According to the latest data … “For the record, this month’s Al Gore / ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Index indicates that global temperatures have plunged approximately .74°F (.39°C) since ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ was released.” (see satellite temperature chart here with key dates noted, courtesy of www.Algorelied.com – The global satellite temperature data comes from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Also see: 8 Year Downtrend Continues in Global Temps)
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I think sometimes people who want to preserve life "one raccoon at a time" are following the same reasoning as the old joke about the guy who lost his wallet in the pariking lot, but was looking inside the restaurant "because that's where the light is". They don't think about whether it actually makes sense, and often can't see beyond their own perceived sphere of influence. It makes them feel good to be accomplishing something, so whether they are helping with a real problem is not relevant. It only becomes relevant when someone, by word or deed, belittles what they feel they are accomplishing - then they must go on the attack. This is, of course, much easier than applying critical thought to the situation, and perhaps re-evaluating their actions.
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snipped-for-privacy@home.org (Way Back Jack) wrote:

Just tell me what group you're in, and I'll delete it from my responses. If the group gets put back in, I won't play no more. Fair enough?
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On Jul 10, 12:55 am, snipped-for-privacy@home.org (Way Back Jack) wrote disparagingly and at length about Pres. Obama.
I suppose when someone starts off with a point of view to denigrate your incumbent president (Obama) it then becomes the task to try and point out as negatively as possible anything/everything about the USA your current administration is trying to repair!
The foregoing article however manages to point out rather clearly so many of the things that previously were done wrong and badly during previous administrations. Whether it was falsely started wars (Iran, Afghanistan) or poor financial industry controls that led to the credit crisis, sour debts and scandals such as Enron, Madeoff etc. Limitation of civil freedoms? Poor USA!!!!!
Obama has inherited quite a mess (and that's an understatement) from his predecessors!
The thought of the USA looking back fondly or thinking it was successful during an era when it was "Shoot first" and worry about the consequences afterwards; or a "Let's Nuke em" attitude, hasn't worked!
And don't let's pretend the Viet Nam war was a success! In fact it's doubtful if the USA has won any of the wars it has itself started?
Obama comes across as a realist; often telling it like it really is. With doses of realism; not airy-fairy images of the way it used to be! Maybe some don't like the truth?
It also appears the USA has not, for a long time, realised that it is not and will not always be, 'The only game in town (the world)'.
What the US still does have is some (supposed) fundamental values about hard work, family values, home ownership and place in community etc. Although social and financial ethics have taken quite a beating. But the USA or it's individual states does not back this up with good social programmes and public care. And forget any of the forced extremist Christianity cults; they are just as biased and intolerant (and possibly dangerous when leaders think they are going on a crusade!) as any other extreme religious format. Keep religion out of government for God's sake (pun intended!).
How many US millions is it that don't have medical/drug care? Much smaller (sometimes with less than the tenth of the US population) and therefore smaller resourced countries have much better systems (some would call them 'socialist' as though that were a bad word!) and do much better job of providing incentives for a healthier and more productive population.
Also there is still something of a dog-eat-dog attitude although most individual Americans are sensible helpful people! Maybe a sort of "If I have the biggest/fastest gun I have every right to shoot the last deer/elk/moose/bear etc.". How the West was won; i.e. stolen from the Aboriginals and from Mexico!
Maybe some serious navel gazing is in order? That marvellous expression from some US president, "Walk softly but carry a big stick" comes to mind.
Good luck to all from somewhere else in the world!
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?????What country do you think they come from?

You did, but then you'd be wrong:

This just gets funnier all the time.
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Aren't you the master of spotting the conspicuously obvious.
Animals that have been free, and then are killed and eaten isn't what we were talking about. We were talking about what passes for a man these days, who plans to poison a flower fancying raccoon, and then leaving it to rot. In my opinion, the sooner the cockroaches take over, the better it will be for the planet.
Deep Fried Raccoon
~ 1 raccoon, cleaned ~ 1 lb bacon ~ seasoning salt ~ pepper ~ your favorite batter ~ oil
Make sure all the fat and glands are removed from the coon.
Stuff the bacon inside the coon. Season to taste with seasoning salt and pepper.
Pour on the batter and shake to create a thin layer all over.
Add to hot oil in a Dutch oven, fish fryer or turkey fryer.
Cook until golden brown. Remove and drain.
Allow to cool a few minutes before slicing.
Serve
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I never made any such statement so your comment is irrelevant.

Some wild animal populations do migrate - eg Caribou, Wildebeest and many bird species.
Most wild animal populations live within a defined range and roam within that range.
In terms of your comments about them making a 'decision' about where they live, then non-migratory animals certainly do no such thing in the same way that humans can and do. Wild animals follow food, shelter and in some cases, seasonal conditions.
They cannot sell and relocate for the sake of convenience and nor do they move to Florida for the winter in the same way that humans can.

Read what I wrote and respond to that rather than invent something I didn't write.

If you had understood what I wrote about 'history" and the fact that it (meaning wildlife around your tiddling place and even the whole of the US and the world) will not always be there, you would not make this statement.
The earth is not made up of infinite resources and that applies to wildlife as it does to every other single commodity.

I repeat, read what I wrote. I did not comment about "current" risk. I wrote about future risk. And regardless of how much wildlife you or the whole of the US currently has, it will not stay that way.

Since Ann and I live on different continents and I made no statement whatsoever about the wildlife in my area, you can make no meaningful statement about whether I have local effects or not.
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snipped-for-privacy@Home.org (Way Back Jack) wrote:

Whatever happened to the vicious squirrels that were after your nuts?
Too bad Alfred Hitchcock is dead. I'm sure he would have loved to do a movie about your travails.
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Billy wrote:

I'll bet the fertilizes flowers with fish meal :o) Never heard of raccoons digging in flower beds.
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wrote:

You call yorurmomma a squirrel?

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