Archive for December 3rd, 2009
“Five drowning polar bears.”
Stephen Dinan / The Washington Times – December 3, 2009
The fight over global warming science is about to cross the Atlantic with a U.S. researcher poised to sue NASA, demanding release of the same kind of climate data that has landed a leading British center in hot water over charges it skewed its data.
Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said NASA has refused for two years to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act that would show how the agency has shaped its climate data and would explain why the agency has repeatedly had to correct its data going as far back as the 1930s.
“I assume that what is there is highly damaging,” Mr. Horner said. “These guys are quite clearly bound and determined not to reveal their internal discussions about this.”
The numbers matter. Under pressure in 2007, NASA recalculated its data and found that 1934, not 1998, was the hottest year in its records for the contiguous 48 states. NASA later changed that data again, and now 1998 and 2006 are tied for first, with 1934 slightly cooler.
Mr. Horner, a noted global warming skeptic and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism, wants a look at the data and the discussions that went into those changes. He said he’s given the agency until the end of the year to comply or else he’ll sue to compel the information’s release.
His fight mirrors one in Europe that has sprung up over the the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit in the UK after thousands of e-mails from the center were obtained and appear to show researchers shaving their data to make it conform to their expectation, and show efforts to try to drive global warming skeptics out of the conversation.
The center’s chief has stepped down pending an investigation into the e-mails…
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Kurt Nimmo / Infowars – December 3, 2009
It’s another example there is absolutely no difference between the Bush and Obama administrations, the lamentations of Dick Cheney not withstanding.
Bilderberg doorstop and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Bush era leftover Secretary of War and Destruction Robert Gates have mounted a corporate media defense campaign in favor of Obama’s widely condemned mass murder escalation in Afghanistan.
“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates highlighted links between al- Qaeda and militants in Afghanistan and beyond to drive home the need for a surge of U.S. troops amid congressional skepticism,” reports Bloomberg.
Gates and Clinton were teamed up with Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during testimony today on Capitol Hill. “The three faced questions today from Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on whether al-Qaeda’s diminished strength in Afghanistan negated the need for deepening U.S. involvement. The Obama administration is emphasizing the potential of instability in Afghanistan to ripple through the region and worldwide.”
Sounds vaguely familiar, wouldn’t you say? This is basically the same nonsense used by the Bush neocons to defend their twin mass murder campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The U.S. has increasingly come to see the various militant groups in Afghanistan, Pakistan and beyond not as separate “but as part of a syndicate of terrorism,” Clinton told the committee. “At the head of the table, like an old mafia diagram, sits al-Qaeda.”
Yawn. Is it possible people still believe this tired old and completely discredited explanation? Probably not. But then Clinton, Gates, and Mullen were not talking to the American people, who are wholly irrelevant, but their partners in crime in the district of criminals.
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Watts Up With That - December 3, 2009
It seems the uncertainty about Copenhagen is growing. When Al baby pulls the plug, you know it’s hosed.
From Berlingske: Al Gore Cancels Lecture During COP15…
Former U.S. vice president has canceled his event, more than 3,000 Danes have purchased a ticket. Looks like they will get a refund though. Might be worth more as a collectors item in ten years though. I wonder how many people have shelled out $1200 to shake Al’s hand? Maybe not enough and he couldn’t cover the expenses for his private jet?
From the Washington Post:
“Have you ever shaken hands with an American vice president? If not, now is your chance. Meet Al Gore in Copenhagen during the UN Climate Change Conference,” notes the Danish tourism commission, which is helping Mr. Gore promote “Our Choice,” his newest book about global warming in all its alarming modalities.
“Tickets are available in different price ranges for the event. If you want it all, you can purchase a VIP ticket, where you get a chance to shake hands with Al Gore, get a copy of Our Choice and have your picture taken with him. The VIP event costs DKK 5,999 and includes drinks and a light snack.”
Wait, what? How much is that in American dollars? The currency conversion says it all, too: 5,999 Danish kroners is equivalent to $1,209.
“If you do not want to spend that much money, but still want to hear Al Gore speak about his latest book about climate challenges, you can purchase general tickets, ranging in price from DKK 199-1,499 depending on where in the room you want to sit,” the practical Danes advise.
“There will be large screens, so that everyone will get a good view.”
Yah, such a deal.
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