April 5, 2008


Global warming 'dips this year' (Roger Harrabin, 4/04/08, BBC News)

Global temperatures will drop slightly this year as a result of the cooling effect of the La Nina current in the Pacific, UN meteorologists have said.

The World Meteorological Organization's secretary-general, Michel Jarraud, told the BBC it was likely that La Nina would continue into the summer.

This would mean global temperatures have not risen since 1998, prompting some to question climate change theory.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 5, 2008 6:49 AM

Damn, that La Nina just likes to inconvenience Al Gore's truth.

Posted by: ic at April 4, 2008 1:12 PM

Would someone, once and for all, tell me if global warming exists or not.......Does anyone know? If it doesn't exist then STFU Al Gore and get a life. If it does exist....why don't I worry about it?

Posted by: Butch at April 4, 2008 1:43 PM

We've long since passed the point where facts would have a meaningful effect on the AGW issue. It has the same intellectual rigor as the 'Aids was cooked up in a lab' debate, but at least the GW adherents are making some serious bucks off the scam. (Hmm ... the good Rev is doing just fine nowadays, maybe I'll take that back).

Posted by: pjbbuzz [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 4, 2008 1:49 PM

Global warming, if it exists, is a natural phenomenon. The Sun is going thru its cycles, and refuses to shine as brightly as before. Oops, I am talking about global cooling that is brewing since 1989.

Anyway, there ain't nothing you should worry about, except to keep warm.

Posted by: ic at April 4, 2008 2:04 PM

The website
is a great site for info on global warming and the probability that the sun is responsible. It has a lot of science, but not so much that it can't be understood. Another great site is surfacestations.org
that uses volunteers to check out weather stations to ensure they are properly designed and located and are not generating corrupted data. The map that shows the stations color coded by how much they inflate temperature according to the Climate Reference Network's own handbook is very interesting.

Posted by: Patrick H at April 4, 2008 2:39 PM

Butch: Start acting like it's a problem when Al Gore starts acting like it's a problem. In other words, don't worry about it.

Posted by: b at April 4, 2008 5:09 PM

See also ClimateAudit.org. Many of the USHCN stations originally in grassy fields are now in asphalt parking lots or near air conditioner vents.

Posted by: Gideon7 at April 4, 2008 5:13 PM

This whole scam has been about making Al Gore money from day one. So now we're changing the name to 'climate change' because there's been no warming in the past ten years? When you have to discard and disregard date to prove your theory, (e.g., the 'hockey stick' temperature graph) you have no legitimacy from the outset. However, with the intelligence of the American public, all you have to do is say it, and it's so. Ever wonder why Gore to this day will not debate the issue? It's a scam, people! Wake up! How many billions will we spend on this farce before we get a grip? So sad that so many can be duped so easily.

Posted by: ed at April 5, 2008 5:14 AM

The easiest refutation of the global warming lie is to ponder what green house gas or other human endeavour made the glaciers that carved out the Great Lakes melt some 14,000 years ago!?
14,000 years is 13,900 years before the internal cumbustion engine and about 13,800 years before coal was being burned for heat.
Nothing that man has or will do will make any difference in how hot or cold the world gets. Consider how totally inhospitable a frozen world is or could be.
This "climate change, aka global warming" phenomenon is just another example of how scientific truth has been politicized with the potential for harming all of us including the idiots that promote this myth!

Posted by: morry at April 5, 2008 11:51 AM

Al has recently annouced a 300 million global ad campaign designed to "raise awareness" of the terrible climate problem facing all of us...sell baby sell!

Posted by: Perry at April 5, 2008 7:08 PM

energy independence is much more important than global warming. when the US is energy independent there will be no more oil wars and the terrorists will all be poor and unable to reach us. This will save lives AND energy. The global warming crowd can't claim this. They can claim that they will damage and perhaps destroy capitalism which is their true aim. I for one am not done using capitalism. So I want to keep it. True believers in global warm are free to starve and freeze to death next winter--their choice. Think of all the energy they will save! By the by, don't ever expect a Greenie to sacrifice anything in his own life to "show the green way." Global warming is about controlling you and emptying your wallet. When it becomes about something else one of the first things you will notice is that you will understand nothing that is said about global warming. That is because it will all be said in Mandarin Chinese. Only the Chinese can stop man made climate change. They are going through an industrial revolution that is sure to dwarf our own. Does this mean we should do nothing? Far from it. Let's study what Denmark, France, Brazil, and Australia have done on energy and do likewise. Let's drill wherever we have oil and put a new nuclear power plant in every state. Let's use all our coal and natural gas. We don't need foreign energy. The only people who say we can't get off foreign oil are greedy conservatives who are getting paid every time a new oil war starts.

Posted by: poetryman69 at April 6, 2008 1:51 PM

They won't be less angry when their countries are even less significant. But it's just good economics to force energy innovation by taxing the heck out of fossil fuels.

Posted by: oj at April 6, 2008 4:13 PM
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