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This blogpost and the accompanying pictures say all there is to be said about the current scares over ‘melting’ polar icecaps.
There can be no doubt that if pictures like the one above had been taken yesterday rather than 50 years ago there would have been an almighty outcry over man made global warming.
As it is its clear that ice cover fluctuated wildly in the past.
Interestingly even The Independent starts to question the influence the Sun might be having on our world temperatures.
Is this the big chill?
Could the Sun play a greater role in recent climate change than has been believed?
No living scientist has seen it behave this way. There are no sunspots.
Our Sun is the primary force of the Earth’s climate system … It lies behind every aspect of the Earth’s climate … When the Sun has gone quiet like this before, it coincided with the earth cooling slightly … it could alter all our predictions of climate change … our understanding of climate change might not be anywhere near as good as we thought.
The Daily Telegraph environment correspondent (report 22 April) is happy to unquestioningly follow the line that ‘global warming’ has stopped because of pollution. And happy to take on board that it is pollution that is allowing plants to absorb more CO2, rather than perhaps natural mutation and adaptation.
Nowhere does she mention that current declining activity of the Sun in an extended Solar Minimum just might be having an effect, just as higher Solar activity caused temperatures to rise previously. We are now told, against all previous propaganda, that Antarctic sea ice is expanding, though she still peddles the factual untruth that Arctic ice is ‘melting’.
Incredibly she is trying to persuade us that, “The increase in the amount of carbon dioxide…may have helped to slow global warming”, yet still says further CO2 emissions will cause increased global warming. She and the global warming brigade are clearly between a rock and a hard place, with their predictions becoming hopelessly unravelled.
Their might just be a simple and sound explanation for temperature changes; our Sun. To admit that though would ruin the tax raising plans of politicians worldwide, the carbon swap profits of Al gores friends and the lucrative grants of opportunistic scientists and universities
A budget which announces more debt than was necessary to win the Napoleonic Wars, the First World War and World War Two. Combined. And adjusted for inflation.
12 men released from custody after no evidence available to arrest them for alleged terrorist offences. This after the Prime Minister had claimed to have uncovered a massive terror plot.
Former head of the SATS schools tests programme accuses 2 ministers of lying in testimony before a House of Commons Committee.
All in a days work for Gordon Brown’s government.
As a break from the dizzy whirl of lost billions and trillions to the economy, Newsnight is reporting on Muslim graffiti ‘artists’ in Mosley, Birmingham. One in particular who is highly sought after goes by the name Mohamed Ali. Seems a nice Brummie.
An energised and enthusiastic LibDem councillor is certainly seems to think his art floats like a butterfly. Some of these people he says are the future Damien Hirsts.
That bad eh? In truth I have grown tired of people apologising for Muslims, their medieval religion and their current predicament. But now I find my heart going out to a nice Muslim chap who has only the fate of being considered ‘another Hirst’ to look forward to.
Perhaps I am not all bad after all.
CO2 is set to be labelled a “public endangerment” by the Obama Administration.
The US environment Protection Agency …
is proposing to find that the current and projected concentrations of the mix of six key greenhouse gases—carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)—in the atmosphere threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations. This is referred to as the endangerment finding.
The Administrator is further proposing to find that the combined emissions of CO2, CH4, N2O, and HFCs from new motor vehicles and motor vehicle engines contribute to the atmospheric concentrations of these key greenhouse gases and hence to the threat of climate change. This is referred to as the cause or contribute findings
So be aware that when you breath out you are endangering the environment, destroying the planet. No joke there’s 6 billion of us and rising. Rising so much that environmentalists are suggesting we halve our population. No guesses for who would be last on the list to be euthanased.
But interestingly the EPA do not mention the biggest green house gas component. Water Vapour. That would stop you boiling the kettle or going out for a jog.
CO2 of course is a nutrient. Trees breath it in and breath out oxygen.
A whole range of biomatter gives out CO2 every day in massive quantities – dwarfing that which humans give out. Strange that this outpouring is said to be in ‘balance’ somehow, but human emissions are ring fenced out of the carbon cycle. The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is 380 parts per million. PER MILLION. Put 1 million ping pong balls in a swimming pool – take out 380 of them, paint ’em red and throw them back in.
Go ahead find them. That’s the scale of the problem.
Oh and the small matter of the fact that temperatures have actually fallen over the last 10 years, in sterling defiance of the flawed models of the beleaguered warmists.
Do Labour do irony?
I’d be upset if they missed the point.
The latest terrorist plot involving bogus students from Pakistan is of course getting widespread coverage. Sadly this is mainly due to the inept way our Rodney Trotter of a chief anti-terrorist policeman gave the game away.
But there is always a silver lining to other people’s clouds.
Terrorists posing as students must be heaven sent for our beleaguered University Chancellors.
Terrorist students never complain about poor facilities in the library or canteen or common room – because they never turn up there.
Terrorist students never complain about poor quality of lecturers – because they never attend lectures.
Terrorist students never complain about poor grades or being failed – because they have no intention sitting their exams.
Terrorist students simply pay their fees and disappear.
“Ah … if only all students could be so well behaved” – wistful thoughts from acedemia.
Better yet, many of these bogus students arriving in Britain have been putting bogus Universities on their bogus visa applications. If only these bogus Universities could be persuaded to publish some bogus results then our bogus Government could claim some bogus educational achievement.
Instead of which of course as in the real world where our Nation is innundated with 10,000 ersatz students a year from Pakistan, we find our real Education Secretary facing a real massive underfunding for our own real 6th Form students.