Archive for July, 2011

Obama’s Exclusive George Soros Waivers

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Source: Townhall

“Millionaires and billionaires,” President Obama says derisively, must make more “sacrifices” and live by the same rules the rest of America lives by. But there are seven little words that will never appear on the White House teleprompter: “And that means you, too, George Soros.”

For all his (and his wife’s) bashing of greedy Wall Street hedge-fund managers, Obama has shown nothing but love to the world’s most famous hedge-fund mogul. The feeling is mutual and deep(-pocketed).

Soros and his family shelled out $250,000 for Obama’s inauguration, $60,000 in direct campaign contributions and untold millions more to liberal activist groups pushing the White House agenda. While the class warrior-in-chief assails conniving financiers who exploit loopholes and corporate titans who imperil the planet, he lets the Soros exemptions to his attack-the-rich rules slide like butter on a hot plate. (more…)

We Get What We Pay For With Disastrous Climate Science

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Source: Forbes

by Larry bell

A rapidly growing number of Americans are coming to distrust ?scientific? climate report conclusions that emanate from authoritarian government and institutional sources ? often with good reason. Such skepticism has arisen in part from revelations of conspiracies among influential researchers to exaggerate the existence and threats of man-made climate change, withhold background data and suppress contrary findings evidenced in the ?ClimateGate? scandal.

Other doubt is legitimately fueled by direct observations. We commonly witness alarmist claims based upon short-term warming events, while other equally notable cooling episodes are dismissed in importance, attributed to warming, or cited as proof of disturbing ?climate change.?

Who pays for all this bad science, and worse, news? We do, of course. And it doesn?t come cheap. According to data compiled by Joanne Nova at the Science and Public Policy Institute, the U.S. Government spent more than $32.5 billion on climate studies between 1989 and 2009. This doesn?t count about $79 billion more spent for related climate change technology research, foreign aid and tax breaks for ?green energy.? (more…)

Yellowstone Spokesman Explains Fires And Pine Beetles

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Source:  Real Science

by stevengoddard

Even a simple-minded climate scientist might be able to understand this.

Since 1970, the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has averaged 26 wildfires each year. Around 51 percent of those fires have started from natural causes, forest officials said.

?Over the years, fire managers have learned that attempting to suppress all fire on the landscape has undesirable consequences,? Hottle said. ?If we were to do so, we might limit the size of some fires for a period of time.? (more…)

Major IPCC Climate Scientist Publishes Paper Listing Significant Failures of Climate Models

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Source:  C3 Headlines

Read here. Kevin Trenberth, like so many of his IPCC AGW-comrades recently, is finally admitting there exists many shortcomings and failures in the global warming “consensus” science. In Trenberth’s case, he body slams the climate models, which all the alarmist catastrophic predictions are based on.

Specifically, Trenberth takes issue with the climate models’ inadequacies in regards to precipitation. Such as:

  • …all models contain large errors in precipitation simulations, both in terms of mean fields and their annual cycle, as well as their characteristics: the intensity, frequency, and duration of precipitation…”
  • “…relates to poor depiction of transient tropical disturbances, including easterly waves, Madden-Julian Oscillations, tropical storms, and hurricanes…”
  • “…confidence in model results for changes in extremes is tempered by the large scatter among the extremes in modeling today’s climate, especially in the tropics and subtropics…” (more…)

New Paper from SPPI — How it got so hot

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Source:  SPPI

by Joe D’Aleo

In a new paper by SPPI adviser, Joe D’Aleo, the recent spell of hot and humid weather is examined.  Could it have been caused by actual cooling?

Paper here –










Things More Worrisome than AGW: 44 Million Americans Now on Food Stamps

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Are We Greece Yet? 44 Million Americans Now on Food Stamps

See all the states and historical usage HERE.   California leads with 3.57 million on food stamps.

Things More Worrisome than AGW: JP Morgan and food stamps

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Source:  The Economic Collapse

The More Americans That Go On Food Stamps The More Money JP Morgan Makes

“JP Morgan is the largest processor of food stamp benefits in the United States.  JP Morgan has contracted to provide food stamp debit cards in 26 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.  JP Morgan is paid for each case that it handles, so that means that the more Americans that go on food stamps, the more profits JP Morgan makes.  Yes, you read that correctly.  When the number of Americans on food stamps goes up, JP Morgan makes more money.  In the video posted below, JP Morgan executive Christopher Paton admits that this is “a very important business to JP Morgan” and that it is doing very well.  Considering the fact that the number of Americans on food stamps has exploded from 26 million in 2007 to 43 million today, one can only imagine how much JP Morgan’s profits in this area have soared.  But doesn’t this give JP Morgan an incentive to keep the number of Americans enrolled in the food stamp program as high as possible? (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Exasperated Alabama Coal Owner Tells the Feds ? “I’m Just Quitting”

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Source:  The Blaze Blog

Ronnie Bryant was vastly outnumbered.

Leaning against a wall during a recent Birmingham, Alabama, public hearing, Bryant listened to an overflow crowd pepper federal officials with concerns about businesses polluting the drinking water and causing cases of cancer.

After two hours, Bryant?a coal mine owner from Jasper?had heard enough and, in a moment being described as ?right out of Atlas Shrugged,? took his turn at the microphone:

?Nearly every day without fail?men stream to these [mining] operations looking for work in Walker County. They can?t pay their mortgage. They can?t pay their car notes. They can?t feed their families. They don?t have health insurance. And as I stand here today, I just?you know?what?s the use? I got a permit to open up an underground coal mine that would employ probably 125 people. They?d be paid wages from $50,000 to $150,000 a year. We would consume probably $50 million to $60 million in consumables a year, putting more men to work. And my only idea today is to go home. What?s the use? I see these guys?I see them with tears in their eyes?looking for work. And if there?s so much opposition to these guys making a living, I feel like there?s no need in me putting out the effort to provide work for them. So?basically what I?ve decided is not to open the mine. I?m just quitting. Thank you.? (more…)

UN security council to consider climate change peacekeeping

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Source:  UK Guardian

Special meeting to discuss ‘green helmets’ force to intervene in conflicts caused by rising seas levels and shrinking resources

A special meeting of the United Nations security council is due to consider whether to expand its mission to keep the peace in an era of climate change.

Small island states, which could disappear beneath rising seas, are pushing the security council to intervene to combat the threat to their existence.

There has been talk, meanwhile, of a new environmental peacekeeping force ? green helmets ? which could step into conflicts caused by shrinking resources.

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, is expected to address the meeting on Wednesday. (more…)

A professor speaks out: money has corrupted our global warming debate

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Source:  Herald Sun (Australia)

Australian physicist Professor Brian J O?Brien has worked on the Apollo moon missions. In this interview with the ABC, just 8:15 from the end, he suddenly cuts loose on man-made global warming, and commits a series of heresies that pin back the ears of the interviewer.

– It?s been wildly exaggerated. When he first started researching the topic, ?I got rather frightened at the exaggerations that were going around.?

– It?s ?certainly not proven? than man is largely to blame for any warming.

– ?The sad part was that there were no senior scientists that were independent? in the field. (more…)

‘Record-breaking’ US heat wave breaks records at < 0.4% of stations during past week

Monday, July 25th, 2011
 The news media is saturated with headlines about the “record-breaking” US heat wave over the past week. However, the NOAA database of all-time Max Temperature for the entire US from over 6000 weather stations shows that there were no records broken on July 17, July 18, July 19, or July 20th. A total of 4 stations broke records on July 21, 20 on July 22, and 10 on July 23, 2011, for a grand total of less than 0.4% of stations breaking a temperature record sometime during the past week. More than 99.6% of stations failed to break records sometime over the past week.
see charts and data here:

Things More Worrisome than AGW: China building electromagnetic pulse weapons for use against U.S. carriers

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Source: Washington Times

China’s military is developing electromagnetic pulse weapons that Beijing plans to use against U.S. aircraft carriers in any future conflict over Taiwan, according to an intelligence report made public on Thursday.

Portions of a National Ground Intelligence Center study on the lethal effects of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and high-powered microwave (HPM) weapons revealed that the arms are part of China?s so-called ?assassin?s mace? arsenal – weapons that allow a technologically inferior China to defeat U.S. military forces. (more…)

Australian Press Club Debate on Global Warming

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Source: News Busters

Australian National Press Club debate on global warming and policy responses, on July 19, 2011.

Dr. Denniss v. Lord Christopher Monckton

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Increasing Areas of Serious Theft

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Farm Thieves Target Grapes, and Even Bees

Source:  NY Times


Thieves target North Texas ambulances

Source: WFAA

Things More Worrisome than AGW: New Terror Report Warns of Insider Threat to Utilities

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Source: ABC News

Sabotage by an insider at a major utility facility, including a chemical or oil refinery, could provide al Qaeda with its best opportunity for the kind of massive Sept. 11 anniversary attack Osama bin Laden was planning, according to U.S. officials.

A new intelligence report from the Department of Homeland Security issued Tuesday, titled Insider Threat to Utilities, warns “violent extremists have, in fact, obtained insider positions,” and that “outsiders have attempted to solicit utility-sector employees” for damaging physical and cyber attacks.

“Based on the reliable reporting of previous incidents, we have high confidence in our judgment that insiders and their actions pose a significant threat to the infrastructure and information systems of U.S. facilities,” the bulletin reads in part. “Past events and reporting also provide high confidence in our judgment that insider information on sites, infrastructure, networks, and personnel is valuable to our adversaries and may increase the impact of any attack on the utilities infrastructure.” (more…)