Feb 21 2010

How much of this can you tolerate?

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 9:16 pm

Is anyone actually surprised by any of this? Only people who have been deliberately blind to the facts.

Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels

Study claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise by up to 82cm by the end of century – but the report’s author now says true estimate is still unknown

Scientists have been forced to withdraw a study on projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding mistakes that undermined the findings.

Climategate U-turn: Astonishment as scientist at centre of global warming email row admits data not well organised

* Data for vital ‘hockey stick graph’ has gone missing
* There has been no global warming since 1995
* Warming periods have happened before – but NOT due to man-made changes

The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information.

Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers.

Professor Jones told the BBC yesterday there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organisational skills, that his office was swamped with piles of paper and that his record keeping is ‘not as good as it should be’.

The data is crucial to the famous ‘hockey stick graph’ used by climate change advocates to support the theory.

Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.

And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming.

There is nothing new here, except that now the liars are beginning to admit their prevarications. The fact that the science is anything but “settled” has been obvious for awhile.

Now you should ask yourself this:  exactly how seriously should we take any politician, or any scientist who has been carrying water FOR those politicians, who have tried to scare us into accepting economy killing measures to reduce CO2 on the ground that it is a greenhouse gas?  When other greenhouse gasses are far more potent?  Including, well, water vapor

These people have simply forfeited all credibility, in my judgment.

It is time for them to go.

Shoot..  rather than implement any of the suicidal economic policies these clowns are promoting, it would be cheaper to put the entire IPCC as well as the bulk of the global-warming establishment on permanent vacation on the French Riviera in 9-star hotels (we’ll have to create new categories), with leased Aston-Martins and paid, fawning entourages of GAIA worshippers along with entire Hollywood movie production companies filming their lives for the eventual Oscar ceremonies.

Feb 21 2010

I wonder if these people have Ahmandinejad’s address

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 9:51 am

Dubai seeks global dragnet for Hamas man’s slaying

Dubai police appealed for an international manhunt Tuesday after releasing names and photos of an alleged 11-member European hit squad accused of stalking and killing a Hamas commander last month in a plot that mixed cold precision with spy caper disguises such as fake beards and wigs.

Powerline thinks this was done by Mossad, or a similar Israeli agency.

I doubt it. They don’t leave this many loose ends, especially the security camera footage.  I suppose they may have paid for it.  On the other hand, it could simply be a political foe who fronted the cash.  Fatah doesn’t exactly love Hamas.  In fact, this kind of thing has happened before, but is just more likely to be ignored when there isn’t an obvious potential Israeli assassin angle.

I suppose it’s possible the hit was done by a private assassination service for hire, though it seems they didn’t use bullets that move in curves.

I think I may start insisting that everyone who goes to faculty meetings go through a metal detector on the way into the room.  And I won’t assume I’m safe from that slightly crazy looking Medieval Literature professor, just because he’s sitting on the opposite side of the computer projector.

His beard looks fake to me.