Thursday, 10 December 2009

Summer warming and whimsy...

...are on this Kiwi's agenda today. And why not ? Copenhagen is making the green left unhappy, (although the news hasn't yet reached my favourite green busker "progressive causes only" Morris ) ...and plenty of cold beer and BBQ's are a feature of our glorious summer, and... Tunku Varadarajan of the online Daily Beast offers a sceptic's A-Z guide to the laughable farce at Copenhagen called Taming AGW...cop this...
...Very nearly a hundred years ago, Ambrose Bierce compiled A Devil's Dictionary, in which he sought to puncture the cultural cant of his time. Here is an attempt—at much shorter length—to prick a very contemporary kind of cant, that which has swollen the debate on climate change to ungovernable proportions.

A is for anthropogenic:
as in anthropogenic global warming, or “AGW”), a $10 word for "man-made" which global-warmists wield as proof of expertise—no one more so than Al Gore, who, after having invented the Internet, turned his prodigious mind to the conundrum of AGW.

B is for Björn Lomborg: the Danish professor whose book,
The Skeptical Environmentalist, should have put Al Gore out of business forever; for the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) that aren’t ready to abandon the good, carbon-burning life just yet; and for boondoggle (see "ethanol," infra).

C is for the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit: the now-discredited source of much of the data used to fuel climate hysteria. In November, in an episode that was oh-so-predictably dubbed Climategate, a cache of leaked emails showed that researchers systematically hid or manipulated data that was inconsistent with the accepted narrative of man-made climate change..H/T Denis Dutton of Arts and Letters daily...more here...

...and Minnesotans for Global Warming, the Nobel prize winning creators of "Hide the Decline" have just issued a great sequel "It's a Climategate Christmas", here...

...and on the seventh, eighth and ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me; nine researchers dancing, eight grants for milking, seven bears a swimming, six doctors lying, five declines a hiding, four suspect graphs, three hockey sticks,two tricks to play and a cross section of a pine tree...

4 comments:

Ron Russell said...

Turning cold up here. Here in the deep south, southern Mississippi where all the racist live, it snowed last week. A rare occurance, we usually only have a snow every 2-3 years and just a few inches then. The kids enjoyed it. Thanks for your visit to TOTUS. You guys are in for it downunder as the earth is closest to the sun in your summer months, while it is farther away in our summertime. Learned that many, many years ago in the 5th grade---my dad was my teacher that year. I thought he was nuts when he said we were farther away from the sun in summer---took years to see the truth of his words.

Personally, I don't believe in "anthropogenic" as you call it. I have a vivid image of early man running from his ice cave where his fire was causing the ceiling to melt and telling all his friend to put out their fires to prevent the caves from melting and the oceans from rising. Insanity!!!!

Ayrdale said...

...thanks Ron. Visitors, check this guy out. A good ole boy I would think...

Paul Clark said...

Hi all, I've just published my random dump of thoughts and ideas on why I think AGW is bull on my blog (I'm using my real name now Paul instead of CarbonFooledYa):

http://planetaryvision.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-summary-disproving-agw.html

Nessa said...

Oh, the poor Polar Bears. (The naked people who dip in the frigid waters of winter, that is.)

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