Monday, March 08, 2010

Phil Jones: Not Quite Ready For His Close-Up -
The controversial climate change scientist is a terrible political performer.
Great swathes of public policy are being bent to meet the theories of Jones and his co-religionists, if we can call them that (is there not something sect-like about their devotion to the cause?).

Jones walked into the packed committee room looking pale and tense.

Tall, an oblong head topped by snowy curls, glasses, shaky hands. The nerves were evident in his tremulous voice, his wild arm movements, his repeated, high-speed blinking and eye-darting. Perhaps this was just the natural reaction of an egghead boffin exposed to public interrogation.
EU plans first federal (carbon) tax | CLIMATEGATE
I have a feeling that European citizens are becoming less “progressive” than their governments, and are not ready to join the New Green Order. How do you say Tea Party in Eurospeak? - Delay, Baby, Delay? Why Is Obama Ignoring the Will of the People On Offshore Drilling?
Apparently there is no need for “tough decisions” on offshore drilling, as President Obama has claimed. The administration can simply delay the decision, ignoring a clear majority of Americans who support offshore drilling in the process.
Time Magazine Shows Its Lunacy Again | How Can People Be So Stupid?
They are correct when they point out that “Antarctica is loosing ice all the time”, but they should have added “and it always has been”. Think about it. It is cold in Antarctica. Very cold. Temperatures of 50 below zero (and at that temperature, who cares whether we are talking Fahrenheit or Celsius; it is about the same) are common. A few degrees, or even a few 10s of degrees of “global warming” is not going to make any difference. Water is still going to be frozen! But, as it snows over Antarctica, the ice sheet, which is thousands of feet thick in most places, gets thicker. As it gets thicker, the pressure from the sheer weight of the snow presses the snow outwards. Eventually, that ice sheet meets the ocean. As it get further pressed out from the pressure of the weight of the ice, it eventually is squeezed out over the water, and breaks off, or calves, to form an ice berg.

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