Al Gore thinks, “It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it. What a burden would be lifted! We would no longer have to worry that our grandchildren would one day look back on us as a criminal generation that had selfishly and blithely ignored clear warnings that their fate was in our hands.”
Al Gore should be taken seriously, after all the New York Times published a very long essay by the former vice president this past Sunday. Perhaps he is really an air conditioning salesman in disguise or a spokesman for the electrical industry promoting expansion of the power grid, but no matter how cold it gets he is going to be selling global warming now masquerading as climate change. So funny to see someone insisting that climate change means only warming or drying or even only cooling even though the average world temperatures and recent record breaking cold recordings suggest that this needs to be our main concern.
Recently I visited the south of Brazil and was shocked by the heat and the strength of the sun that did not diminish much until it set. Living in the tropics spoils one to the stable and reasonably moderate temperatures. Two weeks later my son tells me that Florianopolis, where we were, was suffering from severe climate change. The weather was outright weird rising and falling (40 degree shifts) like a yoyo.
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) today asked the Obama administration to investigate what he called “the greatest scientific scandal of our generation” — the actions of climate scientists revealed by the Climategate files, and the subsequent admissions by the editors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Senator Inhofe also called for former Vice President Al Gore to be called back to the Senate to testify. “In [Gore’s] science fiction movie, every assertion has been rebutted,” Inhofe said. He believes Vice President Gore should defend himself and his movie before Congress.
Gore goes on to say, “I, for one, genuinely wish that the climate crisis were an illusion. But unfortunately, the reality of the danger we are courting has not been changed….” It does seem that we do have a climate crisis on our hands and even a geological one that might remind us that we are not that far from the dinosaur age with earthquakes and exploding volcanoes ringing us with fire. Big things are happening, things made from giants or God or just Mother Nature and are we going to trust Al Gore’s friends to make sense of it all?
About 2.5 million livestock had perished in
Mongolia after weeks of persistent snow and
temperatures below minus 50C (minus 58F).
– February 25, 2010
Gore of course insists that glaciers are still melting and sea levels are rising due to global warming but people who know something about these kinds of things speak of a reality that makes Gore look like a master of fantasy. Dr Nils-Axel Mörner, geologist, physicist, and one-time expert reviewer for the IPCC, announced this week that, contrary to IPCC claims, sea levels are not rising. “Sea level is not changing in any way,” said Dr Mörner in an hour-long interview with Kim Greenhouse of “It’s Rainmaking Time.”
Coldest winter in 30 years in Scotland. Drivers were stranded in
snowdrifts, power lines collapsed and road and rail routes ground
to a standstill as snowfall caused chaos across Scotland yesterday.
– February 26, 2010
Dr. Mörner, who received his PhD in geology in 1969, is one of the greatest – if not the greatest – experts on sea levels in the world today. He has worked with sea level problems for 40 years in areas scattered all over the globe. There is no change, says Mörner. There is absolutely no sea-level rise in Tuvalo, there is no change here, and there is zero sea-level rise in Bangladesh. If anything, sea levels have lowered in Bangladesh. We do not need to fear sea-level rise, says Mörner. However, “we should have a fear of those people who fooled us.”
Gore also says that, “our civilization is still failing miserably to slow the rate at which these emissions are increasing — much less reduce them.” I will raise my voice loudly into the emissions reduction choir when they put mercury as the number one emission to decrease to the absolute minimum immediately. Anyone who is not keeping their eye on the most dangerous of all the emissions is not to be trusted.
Special Note: Warning lights are coming up all over the board even from within the government. The government’s response to the financial meltdown has made it more likely the United States will face a deeper crisis in the future, an independent watchdog at the Treasury Department warned. The problems that led to the last crisis have not yet been addressed, and in some cases have grown worse, says Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for the trouble asset relief program, or TARP, at the end of January.
The picture is grim. “During the first six months of 2010, Americans and others will continue to live in their world of unreality. These hopeless fools are again being taken down the garden path. The world as we know it is about to change dramatically, so prepare for it,” writes Bob Chapman. “You have too much debt coming due, and not enough money to refinance it,” says John Lekas, president and CEO of Leader Capital Corp., which operates a short-term bond fund. Lekas says another debt crunch is coming, and it will likely send stocks crashing again, just as the liquidity crisis that began in September 2008 did.
Today we are working as fast as we can to put two new sites up, one for climate change issues and the other for the crisis that might start as early as this week. A stampede is in the making with the herd highly alerted to a possible massacre in the bond markets. I have five new essays on what is brewing and they will be put on the site, which will promote my book Into the Ashes. This week (or in the next month or two) it looks more like it’s into the Fire and we will have to be well roasted before the ashes and lessons begin to accumulate.