Dec 19 2008
This week has seen some amazing Global Warming – all in the form of record cold and snow in areas that haven’t seen this kind of weather in 30-50 years. It seems mother nature is not cooperating with the Church of Al Gore/IPCC and keeping warm, let alone warming up.
I found this really interesting article that recalls all the failed predictions from the “fear merchants”, as the author calls the alarmists on man-made global warming who have yet to get one damn equation to actually spit out the right predictive answer. Many models predicting pending doom can’t even recreate the historic record when you plug in historic data! They can’t even produce 20-20 hindsight!
And when they do get the equations to work, they indicate man-made CO2 is not the driving component in the Earth’s climate. Go figure.
Anyway, let’s enjoy a few of the all time best failed predictions of Global Warming Doom from down under:
In 2005, Flannery predicted Sydneyâ€™s dams could be dry in just two years.
In fact,Â three years later its dams are 63 per cent full, not least because June last year was its wettest since 1951.
In 1999, Hoegh-Guldberg warned that the Great Barrier Reef was under pressure from global warming, and much of it had turned white.Â
In fact,Â he later admitted the reef had made a â€œsurprisingâ€ recovery.
In 2007, he warned that temperature changes of the kind caused by global warming were again bleaching the reef.
In fact,Â the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network last week said there had been no big damage to the reef caused by climate change in the four years since its last report, and veteran diver Ben Cropp said this week that in 50 years heâ€™d seen none at all.
â€œWeâ€™re actually projecting this year that the North Pole may be free of ice for the first time,â€ claimed Dr David Barber, of Manitoba University, ignoring the many earlier times the Pole has been ice free.
â€œItâ€™s hard to see how the system may bounce back (this year),â€ fretted Dr Ignatius Rigor, of Washington Universityâ€™s polar science centre.
Tim Flannery also warned â€œthis may be the Arcticâ€™s first ice-free yearâ€, and the ABC and Age got reporter Marian Wilkinson to go stare at the ice and wail: â€œHere you can see climate change happening before your eyes.â€
In fact,Â the Arcticâ€™s ice cover this year was almost 10 per cent above last yearâ€™s great low, and has refrozen rapidly since. Meanwhile, sea ice in the Southern Hemisphere has been increasing.Â Â …Â Yet Barber is again in the news this month, predicting an ice-free Arctic now in six years. Did anyone ask him how he got his last prediction wrong?
Former US president Bill Clinton later gloated: â€œIt is now generally recognised that while Al Gore and I were ridiculed, we were right about global warming. . . Itâ€™s going to lead to more hurricanes.â€
In fact,Â there is still no proof of a link between any warming and hurricanes.
Australia is actually getting fewer cyclones, and last month researchers at Florida State University concluded that the 2007 and 2008 hurricane seasons had the least tropical activity in the Northern Hemisphere in 30 years.
Read the whole thing – it is hilarious. And keep a copy handy when you have to confront the mindless zealots who nag about carbon footprints.BTW – I tend to suggest they hold their breathe (which means the need to stop talking).
The reason this is important is because Obama is probably going to try and salvage his image by going so green the nation’s economy may not make a recovery in his entire time in office:
President-electÂ Barack ObamaÂ has selected two of the nation’s most prominent scientific advocates for a vigorous response to climate change to serve in his administration’s top ranks, according to sources, sending the strongest signal yet that he will reverse Bush administration policies on energy and global warming.
The appointments ofÂ Harvard UniversityÂ physicist John Holdren as presidential science adviser andÂ Oregon State UniversityÂ marine biologist Jane Lubchenco as head of theÂ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which will be announced tomorrow, dismayed conservatives but heartened environmentalists and researchers.
It should concern every tax paying, energy consuming, food buying, clothe wearing consumer out there. Because the essence of the Little Greenies Plan’s for world domination require significant economic hits to roll back CO2 levels, something that may be completely impossible if the CO2 is being driven by the climate changes as the data now shows.
The LGMs (Little Green Maniacs) from the Church of Al Gore/IPCC want to take our money and line their pockets. Make no mistake about it.