American Elephants

Did Hell Freeze Over? by American Elephant
November 22, 2009, 5:49 pm
Filed under: Humor, Politics, Television | Tags: ,

‘Cuz SNL is now openly mocking Obama.

Took them long enough! I guess they felt they could no longer carry his water, now that this president has lost majority support.  Is it just me, or does the audience seem very uncomfortable?

ADDENDUM: The video is no longer available on YouTube. You can view it on SNL’s site here.

Alarming Climate Change? Meteorologists Have Their Doubts! by The Elephant's Child
November 22, 2009, 2:19 am
Filed under: Environment, Global Warming, Science/Technology | Tags: , ,

The October 2009 issue of the “Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society,” has a new survey that indicates that a significant number of professional meteorologists doubt that manmade sources of greenhouse gases are the cause of global warming.  The survey was vetted by an advisory board of climate experts, including representatives from several climate-science organizations as well as the EPA, the Pew Center and many members of the AMS.

  • When asked about the UN’s IPCC statement that “Most of the warming since 1959 is very likely human-induced,” a full 50% either disagreed or strongly disagreed. 25% were neutral, and only 24% agreed or strongly agreed.
  • 52% of the meteorologists disagreed with the statement that “Global climate models are reliable in their projections of a warming of the planet.” Only 19% agreed with the statement.
  • Almost a third agreed or strongly agreed that “global warming is a scam.”
  • When the meteorologists were asked to identify “the greatest obstacle to reporting on climate change,” their top answer (41%) was “too much scientific uncertainty.”

The credibility of theories of global warming and the accompanying alarmism, or any notion that international climate controls are either desirable or possible are fading. The president has admitted that no climate treaty will be signed in Copenhagen this year.  This will mean another fortuitous nail driven into the coffin of proposed U.S. climate legislation such as the Waxman-Markey bill in the House or the Kerry-Boxer bill in the Senate.

Every nail is well-deserved.

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