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Quote of the week :-
“In the case of climate change, if we follow their instructions and the catastrophe doesn’t happen, they’ll claim the measures worked. If temperatures continue to rise, they’ll say we didn’t do enough.”
Please click on the cartoon and see it full screen-
Far more interesting that way.
Rajendra Kumar Pachauri the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), (who is a strict vegetarian, partly due to his beliefs as a Hindu, and partly because of the impact of meat-production on the environment), is accompanied President Obama and Al Gore.
Does Rajendra believe in climate change?
Well he does have a MS degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and a joint Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Economics.
He has had a number of directorships including one at the Indian Oil Corporation and has been awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan by the Indian government and ‘Officer of the Legion of Honour’ by the French government.
We can tell from this that he is certainly an authority on Anthropogenic Global Warming in his own right. (not)
With his PhD in Economics he will no doubt be aware of the effect on the world, should governments adopt the recommendations of the IPCC.
In a special report, The Sunday Telegraph said “Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a (climate) scientist, as a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics, he has no qualifications in climate science. What has also almost entirely escaped attention, however, is how Pachauri has established a worldwide portfolio of business interests with bodies that have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s policy recommendations.”
Rajendra denies these allegations vermently. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pachauri-slams-charges-about-conflict-of-interest/articleshow/5360077.cms
Well one of the catches in telling huge porkies and spreading copious BS around the world is that you start to believe your own BS.
So Rajendra one way or the other, has invested so much in the dangers of global warming that he has to believe his own BS. He may personally gain so much financially, it is fitting that he wears the clothes of his own making.
However maybe it should be Ki Moon with the crown.
President Obama believes in climate change because he will do anything to woo the voter, besides he would not be fit for office if he did not respect the UN.
I hope for his sake that he has a Plan B.
Al Gore dosn’t really believe in global warming but has also positioned himself to become ultra wealthy (hence the smug look and gesture) especially should Rajendra Pachauri become head of a world government. (which is what the UN will be once the revenues and commissions from world carbon trading and a signed Copenhagen agreement start flooding in)
What would one expect from someone who buys carbon credits to offset the huge “carbon footprint” of his home from a company he owns?
Of course he will continue to admire the emperor’s new clothes and even regularly suggest that the emperor deck himself out in even greater and more expensive(for the tax payers of the world) gowns and uniforms.
Helen Clark prime minister of New Zealand (emeritus) and John Key current prime minister of New Zealand hold the invisible train for the emperor.
Of course they dont believe in Anthropogenic CO2 induced Climate Change either.
Helen Clark is looking daggers, because at number three on the UN she feels that at least she should have the Empresses job but she knows better than to wear invisible clothes(Thank God).
John Key looks a bit weary but he will do his bit to cooperate with the IPCC because back home it buys him votes from a gullible New Zealand public.
Behind them marches Gordon Brown who is ready to permanently mortgage the UK economy in the name of Anthropogenic CO2 Induced Climate Change. He marches even though the UK public are gradually catching on to the depth of the lies and how much they are likely to be shafted.
Also behind marches Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia who believes so passionately in climate change he tried to ram an ETS bill through the Australian Senate.
Unfortunately when he tried to make a deal with the leader of the opposition, which if successful, would have ensured the ETS scheme passing into law, the opposition quickly fired their leader and elected another, on the condition that he was not a believer in Anthropogenic Climate Change, which ruined the deal.
Hence the sad look on Kevin Rudd’s countenance.
Hans Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes” the meaning of which was always lost on me as a child, illustrates the current climate change hysteria perfectly.
Man are we ever being bombarded by porkies every day. I am going to list some more remarkable or laughable porkies in other pages or the comments section of this blog, if you have some as well please feel welcome to contribute.
What is this Climate Change nonsense all about anyway?
The truth about Climate Change Simplified
One can argue about ice pack melting, weather being measurably warmer recently, hurricanes more common and more dangerous, the effect of ocean levels changing etc until the cows come home but the real question is :-
“Can something be done about it?”
Actually the answer to that question is:-
and you don’t need to be a scientist or highly qualified person to figure that out.
Neither should you be dismayed to realise that humans cannot yet control the climate any more than good ole King Canute could control the tide.
I’m with the church on this one, only GOD whoever or whatever he/she may be can control the climate! So Far!
So lets get out and save the planet from the real dangers it faces, like heavy metal contamination, pollution of water, noxious gases (of which CO2 is not a member), garbage filling our oceans and landfills and the like and at least enjoy the warmer weather while it lasts.
By the way, the notion that warmer weather causes deserts, icecap degradation and worldwide starvation etc is another porky. We should be more afraid of global cooling which history shows is the real danger to mankind and other living things.
Just to share with you my reasonings behind all this.
I mean why else would I be so disrespectful towards Rajendra Pachauri and President Obama?
Anyway lets put our wonderful brains (bequeathed to most of us by the above mentioned God) to work and find about about things.
Didn’t we all at primary school study the vikings, Eric the Red and the colonisation of Greenland and voyages to Vinland?
I did and I also know that a Viking “Long Ship” is simply little more than a large undecked rowing boat, and during the Medieval Warm Period it was possible to row (and occasionally sail if the wind was favourable) these boats between Europe and North America. http://www.mnh.si.edu/vikings/voyage/subset/vinland/archeo.html
It was warmer back in those days, so warm in fact that the vikings settled in Greenland and had dairy farms and a working community and culture for about 400 years.
Unfortunately the weather closed in on them. Global cooling occurred, (known as the “Little Ice Age” and one way or another, by about the 15th century the community at Greenland was abandoned.
How do we know it was warmer? Here are a number of clues:
1.A viking farm was recently archaelogically examined at a place named “Gården under Sandet” http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp04/mq22551.pdf
and what is fascinating to me is that the archaeologists had to remove layers of PERMAFROST to examine the remains. This is mentioned in several accounts and probably more if you can read Danish. The archaeologists also stated that this was a wonderful find because the site had been frozen for the last 500 years.
To me this says “Greenland was warmer than the present because I am quite sure that dairy farming etc. is not possible where the land is subject to permafrost!”
Although things may be getting warmer, we haven’t got warm enough to melt the permafrost at Gården under Sandet yet.
2. At a place called Schnidejoch in Switzerland (sometime spelt Schneidejoch) all of a sudden medieval, roman and stone age artifacts are being discovered emerging from the ice and snow. It appears that this area has been used a short cut between North Italy and the Bernese upper country for a number of periods in the past. In fact the artifacts appear to relate to only four different epochs, The late Stone Age, the Minoen Warm Period, the Roman Warming and the Medieval Warm Period.
Even the remains of a roman guest house has been found a few hundred meters below the pass.
It appears that because of the current retreat of glaciers the pass is opening again!
So we can be very sure that not only Greenland was once warmer than the present but so were many other parts of the world!
WOW! Maybe it was warmer globally?
Want some raw data? Check out the Greenland Ice Core research results.
Looks like we have another .5C warming yet at least to equal 1,000 years ago.
In fact the era around about 1,000 AD is well documented and is known as The Medieval Warm Period.
So here is the rub!
The world has been warm before.
And at that time it could not have been due to humans putting co2 into the air.
So why do we think nowadays that CO2 causes global warming?
Well thats one of the porkies I have been mentioning so please look in the comments.
Anyway further research of the historic kind (which I touched on above) show a number of warm periods, most warmer than now.
Check out the graph below which I got from :- http://biocab.org/Holocene.html
Temperature after C.R. Scotese http://www.scotese.com/climate.htm
CO2 after R.A. Berner, 2001 (GEOCARB III)
There has historically been much more CO2 in our atmosphere than exists today. For example, during the Jurassic Period (200 mya), average CO2 concentrations were about 1800 ppm or about 4.7 times higher than today. The highest concentrations of CO2 during all of the Paleozoic Era occurred during the Cambrian Period, nearly 7000 ppm — about 18 times higher than today.
The Carboniferous Period and the Ordovician Period were the only geological periods during the Paleozoic Era when global temperatures were as low as they are today. To the consternation of global warming proponents, the Late Ordovician Period was also an Ice Age while at the same time CO2 concentrations then were nearly 12 times higher than today– 4400 ppm. According to greenhouse theory, Earth should have been exceedingly hot. Instead, global temperatures were no warmer than today. Clearly, other factors besides atmospheric carbon influence earth temperatures and global warming.
You may be aware that IPCC reports typically use a mixture of direct data and proxies (measurements from tree rings and ice cores etc) in their essential graphical reports. They certainly do this with their CO2 level reporting as well. Just scrutinise their graphs carefully!
But proxy deductions are not as accurate as direct measurements so why not use them?
DIRECT MEASUREMENTS OF CO2 ARE AVAILABLE FROM 1812!
What do direct measurements of CO2 tell us? Check for yourself on the graph and report below!
- CO2 measured from 1812-2004 by chemical methods from Ernst-Georg Beck and Merian-Schule Freiburg, 8/2006 “180 Years accurate CO2 – Gasanalysis of Air”
Check out a summary of the paper here http://rogerfromnewzealand.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/180_years_accurate_co2_chemical_methods1.pdf
Ice Core data doesn’t appear to be too hot either when the method of analysis is examined and any calculation of error or uncertainty of ice core data is conspicuously absent.
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