Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Monday, March 17, 2008


Sunday, March 16, 2008


It would seem the wheels are falling off the global warming bandwagon.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Now The World Is Cooling - It's Official!

Watch out! Global Cooling!
Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has
exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its
first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most
snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since
record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold
in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South
Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on.

No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence
has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global
temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have
released updated data. All show that over the past year, global
temperatures have dropped precipitously.

Meteorologist Anthony Watts compiled the results of all the sources.
The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value
large enough to erase nearly all the global warming recorded over the
past 100 years. All in one year's time. For all sources, it's the
single fastest temperature change every recorded, either up or down.

Scientists quoted in a past DailyTech article link the cooling to
reduced solar activity which they claim is a much larger driver of
climate change than man-made greenhouse gases. The dramatic cooling
seen in just 12 months time seems to bear that out. While the data
doesn't itself disprove that carbon dioxide is acting to warm the
planet, it does demonstrate clearly that more powerful factors are
now cooling it.

Let's hope those factors stop fast. Cold is more damaging than heat.
The mean temperature of the planet is about 54 degrees. Humans -- and
most of the crops and animals we depend on -- prefer a temperature
closer to 70.

Historically, the warm periods such as the Medieval Climate Optimum
were beneficial for civilization. Corresponding cooling events such
as the Little Ice Age, though, were uniformly bad news.

But the warmists have a response! Apparently they are describing the
current exceptional cold as "suppressed warming”

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Monday, March 10, 2008


The Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change

‘Global warming’ is not a global crisis

We, the scientists and researchers in climate and related fields, economists, policymakers, and business leaders, assembled at Times Square, New York City, participating in the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change,

Resolving that scientific questions should be evaluated solely by the scientific method;

Affirming that global climate has always changed and always will, independent of the actions of humans, and that carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant but rather a necessity for all life;

Recognising that the causes and extent of recently observed climatic change are the subject of intense debates in the climate science community and that oft-repeated assertions of a supposed ‘consensus’ among climate experts are false;

Affirming that attempts by governments to legislate costly regulations on industry and individual citizens to encourage CO2 emission reduction will slow development while having no appreciable impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. Such policies will markedly diminish future prosperity and so reduce the ability of societies to adapt to inevitable climate change, thereby increasing, not decreasing, human suffering;

Noting that warmer weather is generally less harmful to life on Earth than colder:

Hereby declare:

That current plans to restrict anthropogenic CO2 emissions are a dangerous misallocation of intellectual capital and resources that should be dedicated to solving humanity's real and serious problems.

That there is no convincing evidence that CO2 emissions from modern industrial activity has in the past, is now, or will in the future cause catastrophic climate change.

That attempts by governments to inflict taxes and costly regulations on industry and individual citizens with the aim of reducing emissions of CO2 will pointlessly curtail the prosperity of the West and progress of developing nations without affecting climate.

That adaptation as needed is massively more cost-effective than any attempted mitigation and that a focus on such mitigation will divert the attention and resources of governments away from addressing the real problems of their peoples.

That human-caused climate change is not a global crisis.

Now, therefore, we recommend -

That world leaders reject the views expressed by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as well as popular, but misguided works such as An Inconvenient Truth.

That all taxes, regulations, and other interventions intended to reduce emissions of CO2 be abandoned forthwith.

Agreed at New York, 4 March 2008. [End of Declaration]