I've also recently read and have posted here, another editorial by retired teacher, Oswald Czolgosz who has erected a billboard to the effect that we're being lied to by King Gore's new religious team.
Well Dr. Henning and Mr. Czolgosz were right. This week, thanks to Canadian mathematician, Steve McIntyre, who showed NASA the error of their ways, following which, NASA revealed that the 'stats' they'd been using were completely off; the hot years being used as the touch points for Global warming are actually among the coolest seen on the planet in the last century. There's more on this and the science of those stats at Technology Review
The real hot years are those in the 1930s - right around when people were really driving about in their new-fangled, highly polluting, non-emission controled Fords, which is exactly the point Dr. Henning made.
When I brought this subject up last night with a close friend, I was met with the same appalled reaction that I would get if I walked into a church and started spouting my opinion of religion there. People are so bought-into this global warming thing that they cannot tolerate that their buy-in might not only be premature but that possibly what they're buying into is a bill of goods.
I am a sceptic when it comes to big business. Mr. Gore's business involvements include the carbon credit company from which he buys his carbon credits - those he buys to offset the daily air travel he must engage in to support his new religion and those he must but to offset the appalling cost of his lifestyle, huge homes (that's plural) and various vehicles. See more at the foot of this post.
Actually, let me be more specific: Mr. Gore OWNS the company from which he buys carbon credits. It seems too that the carbon offsets that he buys are not actually doing anything anywhere else. There's been little information on what exactly is being exchanged for what.
The key point of all this is that people MUST consider everything they read and hear with some amount of sobriety, rather than simply choosing the life of a lemming, jumping into the queue and heading over the cliff for no reason.
Yes, be careful with your garbage, your recycling, your driving habits, the type of car you buy and all that, but also take advantage of the unlimited amount of information out there and the unlimited access we in the west have to the internet, the news, opinion, science and thought.
Something rather odd happened the other day. If you go to NASA's Web site and look at the "U.S. surface air temperature" rankings for the lower 48 states, you might notice that something has changed.
Then again, you might not. They're not issuing any press releases about it. But they have quietly revised their All-Time Hit Parade for U.S. temperatures. The "hottest year on record" is no longer 1998, but 1934.
Another alleged swelterer, the year 2001, has now dropped out of the Top 10 altogether, and most of the rest of the 21st century – 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 – plummeted even lower down the Hot 100. In fact, every supposedly hot year from the Nineties and this decade has had its temperature rating reduced.
Four of America's Top 10 hottest years turn out to be from the 1930s, that notorious decade when we all drove around in huge SUVs with the air-conditioning on full-blast. If climate change is, as Al Gore says, the most important issue anyone's ever faced in the history of anything ever, then Franklin Roosevelt didn't have a word to say about it.
And yet we survived.
So why is 1998 no longer America's record-breaker? Because a very diligent fellow named Steve McIntyre of climateaudit.com labored long and hard to prove there was a bug in NASA's handling of the raw data. He then notified the scientists responsible and received an acknowledgment that the mistake was an "oversight" that would be corrected in the next "data refresh." The reply was almost as cool as the revised chart listings.
Who is this man who understands American climate data so much better than NASA? Well, he's not even American: He's Canadian. Just another immigrant doing the jobs Americans won't do, even when they're federal public servants with unlimited budgets? No. Mr. McIntyre lives in Toronto. But the data smelled wrong to him, he found the error, and NASA has now corrected its findings – albeit without the fanfare that accompanied the hottest-year-on-record hysteria of almost a decade ago.
Sunlight may be the best disinfectant, but, when it comes to global warming, the experts prefer to stick the thermometer where the sun don't shine.
One is tempted to explain the error with old the computer expert's cry: That's not a bug, it's a feature. To maintain public hysteria, it's necessary for the warm-mongers to be able to demonstrate that something is happening now.
AL GORE IS GETTING FILTHY RICH FROM HIS FALSE PROPHECIES!
An Inconvenient Fact - Occidental Petroleum & the Gore Family go way back!
An Inconvenient Fact - Gore owns a company that sells carbon offsets to suckers who believe his lies.
An Inconvenient Fact – Gore drives a Cadillac Escalade and not a Prius. Gore's daughter drives a v12 Lamborghini.
An Inconvenient Fact – Gore’s 10,000 square foot estate in Tennessee with an indoor swimming pool uses more energy per month than you do in one year. His other two homes use lots of energy too!
An Inconvenient Fact – Gore flies in private jets, lecturing us to reduce our carbon footprints by flying and driving less.
An Inconvenient Fact – Gore’s home in Carthage, Tennessee sits on a zinc mine receiving $20,000 a year in royalties from Pasminco Zinc – a company that pollutes the nearby Caney Fork River.
An Inconvenient Fact – Mars and Pluto are also warming up without any SUVs or crude oil.
An Inconvenient Fact – Gore served endangered Chilean Sea Bass at his daughter’s wedding last month in Beverly Hills. He demanded a recount of the fish to learn if they really are endangered. Florida surfer Dude “Hangin’ Chad” is in charge of the recount. Then Gore bought “fish offsets” to feel less guilty from the company that sells “carbon offsets” – the one he himself owns.
An Inconvenient Fact – Gore dropped out of Divinity school, Journalism school and Law school – but he is now an expert in environmental studies with no degree?
But THANKS A LOT, Al, for creating the Internet.