Posts Tagged ‘global warming’

I have the strange Habit in the morning (for a conservative) of watching Morning Joe on weekdays as I get ready to start my day.

Morning Joe is interesting for several reasons. It is the least bombastic show on MSNBC, and the only one where a conservative positions are occasionally introduced. It’s a great measure if a conservative story is actually going to break into the MSM, even if it is to simply be attacked. It is also the most entertaining morning show out there.

One and a while they have a guest that is so outrageous that I tend to change the channel. One of them is Dr. Jeffrey Sachs from the Earth institute of Columbia University. His most egregious batch of nonsense was referring to the great scholar Victor Davis Hanson as an “extremist” and excoriating Joe Scarborough for quoting a piece of his.

This morning just after coming home from taking my kid to school they brought Sachs on. I was busy writing bills so I only briefly registered him, but my jaw dropped because he started talking sensibly about nuclear power in the US. It was such a change, he pointed out that the US does have nuclear power now and it has been generally safe that I started to pay closer attention…then he went and spoiled it by making an incredible claim.

Just after Ed Rendell made the great point that no US trial lawyer has even won a death suit over nuclear power. Sacks followed up stating AS A FACT that thousands of people are dying all over the world from climate change, and calling those do disagree propagandists. He claimed this was due to droughts, floods and famine.

The sheer absurdity of this claim is breathtaking; anyone who has studied history of the world knows that droughts, floods and famine have been with us since time immemorial. To try to make such a connection is so egregious, so nonsensical that you would wonder that an educated person could say it, then again how much funding does Columbia’s “earth institute” from the Global Warming crowd?

Morning Joe Today hit Michelle Bachmann for incorrectly placing Lexington and Concord in New Hampshire but nobody challenged Sacks completely unprovable statement, even more incredible is the idea of making such a statement while people are pulling actual dead bodies out of cars and homes in Japan.

If you want to know why academics have lost the respect of the public in general, look no further.

Update: That’s Jeffrey Sachs btw, corrected

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Has anyone seen Al Gore this winter?

Posted: February 2, 2011 by datechguy in internet/free speech
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No sign of him anywhere in the mainstream media.

I think after the summer thaw we will find him under some snowbank.

Speaking of things that you aren’t seeing in the mainstream media

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been taking the University of Virginia to court to get information on a climate change researcher who once worked at the school.

Now several members of the State Assembly say they’ve had enough and have introduced legislation to rein in Cuccinelli’s investigation.

Cuccinelli, a global warming skeptic, is looking into whether UVA professor Michael Mann manipulated data to show that there has been a rapid, recent rise in the Earth’s temperature.

Nor have you seen this:

Dr Benny Peiser and Dr David Whitehouse, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), have written to John Hirst, chief executive of the beleaguered Met Office, asking for an explanation of a press release issued by his organisation on January 20 and headed “2010 – a near record year”. This won headlines by claiming that last year was hotter than any other in the past decade.

When the two men examined the original data from which this claim was derived – compiled by the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit and the Met Office’s Hadley Centre – it clearly showed 2010 as having been cooler than 2005 (and 1998) and equal to 2003. It emerged that, for the purposes of the press release, the data had been significantly adjusted.

Pay no attention to the people behind the curtain.

Or This:

TWO inquiries into claims that scientists manipulated data about global warming were yesterday condemned by MPs as ineffective and too secretive.

Nah nothing to see here.

…is Charles Johnson attacking those who don’t fall for this bunk.

Well tomorrow is another year and to my knowledge he still hasn’t changed sides on Israel so there is still a slight hope for him, but I wouldn’t want to make book on when that will change.

If people want to know why magazines like Time are no longer trusted it’s because of stuff like this.

Holiday Blizzard: More Signs of Global Warming

Gateway pundit reminds us of the comment of the founder of the Weather Channel:

The founder of the Weather Channel called global warming “the greatest scam in history” and accused the global media of colluding with ‘environmental extremists’ to alarm the public.

The story is labeled under “green” the only thing green about this nonsense is the amount of dough they are trying to extort from taxpayers