King Gore Update

on Friday, April 18, 2008

It's Friday, which means it's time to dump off the latest stockpile of global warming headlines. Read 'em and weep, Al:

1) Australian scientists have found that a fundamental error has skewed global warming data coming from one of NASA's satellites:

Duffy asked Marohasy: “Is the Earth still warming?”

She replied: “No, actually, there has been cooling, if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly not what you’d expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years.”
Duffy: “Can you tell us about NASA’s Aqua satellite, because I understand some of the data we’re now getting is quite important in our understanding of how climate works?”

Marohasy: “That’s right. The satellite was only launched in 2002 and it enabled the collection of data, not just on temperature but also on cloud formation and water vapour. What all the climate models suggest is that, when you've got warming from additional carbon dioxide, this will result in increased water vapour, so you’re going to get a positive feedback. That’s what the models have been indicating. What this great data from the NASA Aqua satellite … (is) actually showing is just the opposite, that with a little bit of warming, weather processes are compensating, so they’re actually limiting the greenhouse effect and you’re getting a negative rather than a positive feedback.”

Duffy: “The climate is actually, in one way anyway, more robust than was assumed in the climate models?”

Marohasy: “That’s right..."
So it turns out that the satellite data that King Gore and minions were swooning over actually over-compensated the effects of clouds and water vapor, resulting in figures which were far more alarming than what is actually happening.

Take note that "carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years". Awesome. Also keep in mind, that this isn't the first time that NASA has screwed up the global warming data. Keep up the good work, geniuses...

2) In a recent interview, King Gore related those of us that don't believe in human-caused global warming to the same people who believe the earth is flat or that we didn't land on the moon.

He couldn't possibly have that more backwards. According to the most recent polls, 79% of Americans believe that, IF global warming is even occurring in the first place, man is NOT solely responsible. So according to Al, 4 out of every 5 of us still believe the earth is flat. Right...

3) On a similar wacky note, Ted Turner recently painted for us the grim picture of the future that is to come when he said that in 30 years most of us will be dead (due to global warming) and those that aren't dead will be cannibals. See the video for yourself:

I think ol' Ted has watched "I am Legend" one too many times...

Hopefully that's enough to cleanse your palate for the weekend, but if not then check these out:

2008: The year the world will cool down

UN: Global Temperatures will be decreasing

The planet has been cooling since 1998

Global temperatures 'to decrease'
(Beware on this article. It's been changed because a bunch of zealots forced the BBC to retract certain segments of the article, even though those segments were factually correct. And they say that WE'RE the ones who are afraid of the truth...)

Exit question: If this planet has been able to survive for who knows how many years under the harshest of circumstances (comets, ice ages, nuclear attacks, etc), then why can't it survive CO2-emmiting humans as well...


Thomas Nehren said...

I'd be interested in learning how much energy his homes require on each of the 13 ranches that he owns, not to mention what he spends on a fancy plane getting to his "ecologically conservative" ranches.