Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The war of the Chicken Littles of Global Warming, who claim that people are causing it, against the science that such warming is natural and cannot be stopped and will eventually end, continues unabated. We are not even going to touch Algore's appearance this week before a Congressional committee - if anyone else had made such a fool of themselves they would become a comic routine. But Gore is off limits from the dimwits in the American media.
However, check out these stories about the alarmists and their attempts to tie everything to "global warming" and threatening those who don't agree to their socialist agenda.
Story one shows that if you fight the Alarmists, you get threats - to your work, and to your life.
Scientists threatened for 'climate denial'
Scientists who questioned mankind's impact on climate change have received death threats and claim to have been shunned by the scientific community.
They say the debate on global warming has been "hijacked" by a powerful alliance of politicians, scientists and environmentalists who have stifled all questioning about the true environmental impact of carbon dioxide emissions.
Timothy Ball, a former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Canada, has received five deaths threats by email since raising concerns about the degree to which man was affecting climate change.
One of the emails warned that, if he continued to speak out, he would not live to see further global warming.
"Western governments have pumped billions of dollars into careers and institutes and they feel threatened," said the professor.
"I can tolerate being called a sceptic because all scientists should be sceptics, but then they started calling us deniers, with all the connotations of the Holocaust. That is an obscenity. It has got really nasty and personal."
Last week, Professor Ball appeared in The Great Global Warming Swindle, a Channel 4 documentary in which several scientists claimed the theory of man-made global warming had become a "religion", forcing alternative explanations to be ignored.
Richard Lindzen, the professor of Atmospheric Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - who also appeared on the documentary - recently claimed: "Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves labelled as industry stooges.
Imagine - if you doubt the baloney of the extremists, you are a "climate denier."
What immense and disgusting horseshit.
And now, from the "Oops...Sorry we published that" file, comes word that global warming has hit Mars.
Algore says that Man is responsible, and wants greenhouse gases cut on the Red planet immediately.
Mars Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming, Scientist Says
Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human-induced—cause, according to one scientist's controversial theory.
Earth is currently experiencing rapid warming, which the vast majority of climate scientists says is due to humans pumping huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Mars, too, appears to be enjoying more mild and balmy temperatures.
In 2005 data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide "ice caps" near Mars's south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row.
Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun.
"The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars," he said.
Hey! He's a climate denier! We can't have him spreading proof and truth around! Shoot him! Quickly!
Next, as proof of our assertion that the Chicken Littles continue their "everything bad can be blamed on global warming," comes this little ditty from the People's Republic of Vermont:
Vermont Maple Syrup Hard Hit by Climate Change
In a gathering evening at the edge of the Green Mountains, steam rising from the Branon family farm's sugar house signals that it's syrup season again.
Inside the sugar house, Tim Branon, the eldest brother of an extended family that has made syrup for five generations, presides over the boiling process. It is now done largely in a gleaming stainless steel extractor made in nearby Rutland. It boils the sap, removing moisture and concentrating the maple sugar.
Branon, a man of few words but vast knowledge about the process he learned as a child, only opens the tap when it reaches the exact density of syrup.
This year, the Branon family will produce about 14,000 gallons of syrup. Tom Branon, Tim's brother, is in charge of the farm.
"You know," Tom said, "we really enjoy making the maple syrup."
But this year, there is a growing realization that global warming — if that's what it is — is beginning to take a toll on Vermont's signature product, and the farmers and their families who produce it.
And now, thanks to evil man, we no longer will have maple syrup. Of just less of it.
George Bush: He wants to take away your pancakes and waffles.