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The Brilliant Scientist Who Rejects Global Warming As A Problem

NYtimes.com — Freeman Dyson, world-renowned scientist & intellectual, questions the dangers of global warming.  And he’s no light weight. He’s considered by many to be one of world’s greatest, smartest scientists of the 20th Century.    For the New York Times article and comments related to this, go here.

For his own writing on the topic go here and to hear him speak about it, view the Youtube clip below.

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THE GLOBAL WARMING EMBARRASSMENT

The price of dissent on global warming

David Bellamy | November 25, 2008

The evidence is now in. The earth has not warmed since 1998. In fact, it’s getting colder by the minute. Here’s an article by David Bellamy who can’t get on BBC anymore since he doubted the official line on GW. Science is never about “consensus” (not that there ever was one in the first place); it’s about discovery and the unbiased approach to evidence, regardless of preconceptions. It’s also about admitting when you were wrong, rather than covering up with slick elisions like “Climate Change”. Anyhow, this has become an embarrassment for the Greens, and it’s high time they came clean. Will they? Or will they and their “consensus scientists” wait until hell (or the earth) literally freezes over?

Here’s the story:
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au

RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS CHALLENGE CLIMATE CHANGE CONSENSUS

Challenging the basis of Kyoto Protocol

The Hindu, 16 July 2008
http://www.hindu.com/2008/07/10/stories/2008071055521000.htm

Vladimir Radyuhin

Russian scientists deny that the Kyoto Protocol reflects a consensus view of the world scientific community.

As western nations step up pressure on India and China to curb the emission of greenhouse gases, Russian scientists reject the very idea that carbon dioxide may be responsible for global warming.

Russian critics of the Kyoto Protocol, which calls for cuts in CO2 emissions, say that the theory underlying the pact lacks scientific basis. Under the Theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming, it is human-generated greenhouse gases, and mainly CO2, that cause climate change. “The Kyoto theorists have put the cart before the horse,” says renowned Russian geographer Andrei Kapitsa. “It is global warming that triggers higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, not the other way round.” Read more

THE COMING ICE AGE IS NEARLY HERE

By Glenys Crompton
UNCENSORED
18 May 2007

I am not a climatologist nor do I have any other degree relating to the weather or the planet, but sitting in front of a computer I have managed to discover that not only is global warming not caused by man, but global warming is not happening , in fact we have global cooling! There is a simple equation to work out if the planet is cooling or heating, if you have ice accumulation on land and sea levels are dropping then you have cooling, it may surprise you to learn that this is what is actually going on. I will explain all the supporting factors which are at present driving the planet to cool, as well as all the evidence of which there is plenty, to prove that the planet is in fact cooling. I include references so you can check my study.

My study have shown me that it is the unprecedented rise in volcanic activity that is driving the present climate change. Nobody really knows the cause of the greatly increased level of volcanic activity, just that it is going on. Volcanoes in the sea make up 80% to 90% of the earth’s volcanoes and these are the ones most active, especially those on the plate boundaries. They have hardly been noticed by most except that it appears warmer, the ocean has warmed and the CO2 rate is going through the roof .

Most of us are unaware however that ice has been accumulating in increasing amounts at the poles and the temperature has been declining there – despite many reports to the contrary.
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The Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore Exposed

Saturday, 21 June 2008, 3:27 pm
Column: Ross Spencer
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00291.htm

The world must embrace a “carbon-neutral lifestyle.” So says Al Gore. To do otherwise, he says, will result in a cataclysmic catastrophe. “Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb,” warns the website for his film, An Inconvenient Truth. “We have just 10 years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tailspin.”Graciously, Gore tells consumers how to change their lives to curb their carbon-gobbling ways: Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs, use a clothesline, drive a hybrid, use renewable energy, dramatically cut back on consumption. Better still, responsible global citizens can follow Gore’s example, because, as he readily points out in his speeches, he lives a “carbon-neutral lifestyle.” But if Al Gore is the world’s role model for ecology, the planet is doomed.

For someone who says the sky is falling, he appears quite content to let it fall, if his conduct is any measure. He says he recycles and drives a hybrid. And he claims he uses renewable energy credits to offset the pollution he produces when using a private jet to promote his film. (In reality, Paramount Classics, the film’s distributor, pays this.)

As Gore lectures the world on excessive consumption, public records show that he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va. (He also has a third home in Carthage, Tenn.) For someone rallying the planet to pursue a path of extreme personal sacrifice, Gore requires little from himself.

Then there is also the troubling matter of his energy use. In the Washington, D.C., area, utility companies offer wind energy as an alternative to traditional energy. In Nashville, similar programs exist. Utility customers must simply pay a few extra pennies per kilowatt hour, and they can continue living their carbon-neutral lifestyles knowing that they are supporting wind energy. Plenty of businesses and institutions have signed up. Even the Bush administration is using green energy for some federal office buildings, as are thousands of area residents.

But there is no evidence, according to public records, that Gore has signed up to use green energy in either of his large residences. When contacted Wednesday, Gore’s office confirmed as much but said the Gores were looking into making the switch at both homes. Talk about inconvenient truths.

Gore is not alone. Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean has said, “Global warming is happening, and it threatens our very existence.” The DNC website applauds the fact that Gore has “tried to move people to act.” Yet, astoundingly, Gore’s persuasive powers have failed to convince his own party: The DNC has not signed up to pay an additional two pennies a kilowatt hour to go green. For that matter, neither has the Republican National Committee.

Gore has held these apocalyptic views about the environment for some time. So why, then, didn’t Gore dump his family’s large stock holdings in Occidental (Oxy) Petroleum? As executor of his family’s trust, over the years Gore has controlled hundreds of thousands of dollars in Oxy stock. Oxy has been mired in controversy over oil drilling in ecologically sensitive areas.

The world routinely ignores evidence that Gore may personally benefit from his programs. Would the romance fizzle if Gore’s followers realized how much their man stands to gain?

Gore’s blueprint to save the planet moves the United States towards a command economy in which government regulators hold sway over what kinds and amounts of energy will be made available to the private sector. His principal regulatory tool is what’s called carbon-credit trading. What Gore does not trumpet in his documentary is the fact that he is the chairman and founder of a private equity firm called Generation Investment Management (GIM), which is really a broker for carbon credits. According to Gore, the London-based firm invests money from institutions and wealthy investors in companies that are going green.

All these are strangely reminiscent of the flak thrown palm oil’s way by environmental NGO’s such as Greenpeace, FOE, Wetlands and Mongabay. Astonishingly accusing palm oil of every environmental misdemeanor that they could dredge up, ranging from deforestation to threatening the habitat and extinction of the orang utan to global warming, raises the specter that these “environmental organizations” are really after the funds that such posturing will bring (perhaps from “big oil” lobbies or from the competing “oil-seed” lobbies such as the soy, rapeseed or sunflower lobbies).

Never mind that the scientific community is divided over what causes global warming, how bad it is and how to deal with it. These “environmental organizations” play Chicken Little to the media’s applause, insisting that the world is warming dangerously and that palm oil is a leading cause.

Never mind too, that there is no concrete evidence that palm oil has caused deforestation, at least in Malaysia and certainly not on the scale to warrant such alarmist pronouncements.

Never mind also that these alarmist activism by Greenpeace, FOE, et al have led to a situation where a global food crisis is looming with food riots breaking out in the poorer parts of the world.

In the view of Deforestation Watch, responsible activism requires that the proponents of such activism consider the consequences of their actions. Deforestation Watch takes the view that, as things stand, Greenpeace, FOE and others of their ilk would be having the blood of the poor of this world on their hands, with their misguided and irresponsible actions against one of the most sustainable and productive oil seed crops in the world, vis a vis other oil seeds such as soy, rapeseed and sunflower. The final indictment and the inconvenient truth behind the actions of these “environmental organizations” against palm oil is the ultimate ulterior motive – money. What else is new?

Al Gore’s Personal Electricity Consumption Up 10%

Energy Guzzled by Al Gore’s Home in Past Year Could Power 232 U.S. Homes for a Month
Gore’s personal electricity consumption up 10%, despite “energy-efficient” home renovations
http://tennesseepolicy.org/main/article.php?article_id=764

NASHVILLE – In the year since Al Gore took steps to make his home more energy-efficient, the former Vice President’s home energy use surged more than 10%, according to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research.

“A man’s commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind the closed doors of his own home,” said Drew Johnson, President of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. “Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.”

In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month.

In February 2007, An Inconvenient Truth, a film based on a climate change speech developed by Gore, won an Academy Award for best documentary feature. The next day, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research uncovered that Gore’s Nashville home guzzled 20 times more electricity than the average American household.

After the Tennessee Center for Policy Research exposed Gore’s massive home energy use, the former Vice President scurried to make his home more energy-efficient. Despite adding solar panels, installing a geothermal system, replacing existing light bulbs with more efficient models, and overhauling the home’s windows and ductwork, Gore now consumes more electricity than before the “green” overhaul.

Since taking steps to make his home more environmentally-friendly last June, Gore devours an average of 17,768 kWh per month –1,638 kWh more energy per month than before the renovations – at a cost of $16,533. By comparison, the average American household consumes 11,040 kWh in an entire year, according to the Energy Information Administration.

In the wake of becoming the most well-known global warming alarmist, Gore won an Oscar, a Grammy and the Nobel Peace Prize. In addition, Gore saw his personal wealth increase by an estimated $100 million thanks largely to speaking fees and investments related to global warming hysteria.

“Actions speak louder than words, and Gore’s actions prove that he views climate change not as a serious problem, but as a money-making opportunity,” Johnson said. “Gore is exploiting the public’s concern about the environment to line his pockets and enhance his profile.”

The Tennessee Center for Policy Research, a Nashville-based free market think tank and watchdog organization, obtained information about Gore’s home energy use through a public records request to the Nashville Electric Service.

Great Global Warming Swindle Cut By Prime TV to Suit Carbon Tax Agenda

By Clare Swinney

We are fed the increasingly threadbare illusion that we have a fair and balanced mainstream media in New Zealand, when we evidently have the contrary. The airing of ‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’ and the debate that followed it on June the 1st on Prime TV, were no exception.

Setting the loathsome tone for what was to follow, Eric Young announced like a lawyer in a court room that: "The Great Global Warming Swindle does not represent the views of Prime or Prime News." He also said that the film contained errors that had to be removed. In contrast, while ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ has been airing on Sky TV, a similar announcement has not been made, even though Sky TV owns Prime TV now. And for those who didn’t know, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ has been ruled to contain nine errors by a UK High Court judge. Please refer: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7037671.stm

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