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How Envirowhackos Get Their So-Called “Consensus” by American Elephant

Polar Bears Show What They Think of Liberals

With propaganda, censorship, and threats of physical force…

(CHICAGO, Illinois – December 13, 2007) — For the second time this week, the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) was kicked off the press schedule for the United Nations’ climate conference in Bali, Indonesia.

The ICSC is a group of scientists from Africa, Australia, Europe, India, New Zealand, and the U.S. who contend sound science does not support the outrageous claims and draconian regulations proposed in Bali.

The ICSC team leader, Bryan Leyland, an expert in carbon and energy trading, reported, “This morning I confirmed we had the main conference hall for 9:00 AM tomorrow. At 4:30 PM today, I found that Barbara Black bumped us off the schedule and closed further bookings. I’m fuming.”

Black is NGO liaison officer for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bali.

Earlier in the week, UN officials in Bali closed down the ICSC’s first press conference there. Black interrupted the press conference and demanded the scientists immediately cease. She threatened to have the police physically remove them from the premises.

Black’s efforts are part of the United Nations’ ongoing censorship of dissenting voices at Bali. ICSC scientists have been prevented from participating in panel discussions, side events, and exhibits.

Why do liberal’s hate science so much? (h/t Planet Gore)



First Snow by American Elephant
December 1, 2007, 8:06 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

first snow

We had our first snow of the season here in the Seattle area today. It was a little reluctant to stick at first, but it was coming down pretty heavy and volume eventually won out. Everything blanketed in a layer of crisp white.

Unfortunately, snow rarely sticks around in Seattle. Forecast is for rain tomorrow.

Easy come, easy go.

Oh well, maybe it will come again in time for Christmas.



Weather Channel Founder: Global Warming “Greatest Scam in History” by American Elephant

Storm Clouds

As you may have already heard, the founder of the Weather Channel, an eminently qualified meteorologist in his own right, John Coleman, has come out blasting “man-made global warming” as, “the greatest scam in history“:

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the “research” to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.

Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild “scientific” scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmentally conscientious citizens. Only one reporter at ABC has been allowed to counter the Global Warming frenzy with one 15 minute documentary segment.

I do not oppose environmentalism. I do not oppose the political positions of either party. However, Global Warming, i.e. Climate Change, is not about environmentalism or politics. It is not a religion. It is not something you “believe in.” It is science; the science of meteorology. This is my field of life-long expertise. And I am telling you Global Warming is a non-event, a manufactured crisis and a total scam. [read the whole thing]

It’s gotten pretty good coverage in the conservative blogosphere (and very little in the mainstream media naturally), but given the overwhelming volume of hysterical “man-made global-warming” propaganda from Al Gore and his ilk, and liberal’s Stalinist penchant for silencing all who disagree, I think it’s important that dissent from the alarmist narrative get as much publicity as possible.

If you were unaware that there is a great deal of science-based dissent from the “man-made global warming” mantra, then I encourage you to research the issue. PlanetGore on National Review, JunkScience.com, and Senator James Inhofe’s blog (Inhofe is the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works) are excellent starting points. For more in-depth study, I invite you to read, Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years, by Dennis Avery and Fred Singer, an invaluable resource documenting the multitude of holes and outright contradictions in the anthrocentric global warming arguments.

There are a great many other excellent, authoritative resources — far too many to list. I encourage you to seek them out, because the doomsday narrative pushed by envirowhackos and the liberal media is contradicted by solid science.



Nobel Committee Rules: Big Fat Liar Wins Peace Prize by American Elephant

Not two days after the British High Court ruled that Al Gore is a Big Fat Liar, and that his Oscar winning crockumentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” is nothing more than political propaganda bursting with falsehoods, the Nobel Committee has awarded the propagandist the PEACE prize for his work that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with peace.

Why do liberals hate science so much?

It would be just as appropriate, perhaps even more so, to award the peace prize to Jack LaLanne for his work promoting physical fitness. After all, unlike global warming and cooling cycles, people can actually do something about physical fitness. And unlike Gore, LaLanne isn’t circumnavigating the globe in private jets, limousines, and SUV caravans, spewing millions of pounds of pollutants and “greenhouse gasses” while encouraging governments to force their people to do with less, and then returning to his mega mansion that uses more energy in a month than most of the “little people” use in a lifetime.

But, alas, the truth is not just inconvenient to leftists like the Nobel Prize Committee and Al Gore, its alien. Man-Bear-Pig joins the ranks of such “peace” activists as the terrorist Yassir Arafat; Le Duc Tho who won with Henry Kissinger for signing a “peace with honor” for the Vietnamese people; one of the most disastrous presidents in American history, Jimmy Carter; and the discredited fabulist Rigoberta Menchu.

Meanwhile George Bush who removed Saddam Hussein from power, liberated 50 million Muslims and has done more than any other world leader to address AIDS in Africa, and Ronald Reagan who ended the decades old Cold War without firing a shot — in other words men who actually have advanced peace — are forever blacklisted by the Nobel Committee.

Why do leftists hate peace so much?



Al Gore’s angry…again by The Elephant's Child

Man Bear Pig Al

Al Gore has been incensed with what he calls the “well-funded climate-denial industry”. There have even been accusations that the relatively small think tank C.E.I. received as much as $10,000 from oil companies to encourage C.E.I. to deny global warming. Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist at University of Alabama at Huntsville laughed and remarked that since the government was funding scientists to the tune of $100,000 and $200,000 to prove that the globe is indeed warming, anything the deniers were getting was pretty small potatoes. Dr. Kenneth Green of A.E.I. calls our attention to the following article from Ad Age:

“But now one of the most hotly contended pitches out there is for the Alliance for Climate Protection, the organization formed last year by Al Gore. Four elite agencies — Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, the Martin Agency and Y&R — are squaring off for the business and are expected to present to the former vice president himself early next month, according to executives familiar with the review. The budget for the “historic, three-to-five-year, multimedia global campaign,” as the request for proposals puts it, is contingent on how much money the alliance raises. Media spending will likely be more than $100 million a year.”

That’s right, $100 million per year. Al Gore, who seems to think it is sinister for other people to spend money in order to communicate their ideas about sound public policy is going to outspend the entire mass of climate policy critics tenfold in order to spread his message of environmental catastrophism to the public.

Will Newsweek damn Gore’s eco-industry funded hysteria campaign to lead a charge back to the stone age? Don’t hold your breath. (h/t Planet Gore on NRO)



Who would have thought? by The Elephant's Child

http://www.santabarbaradowntown.com/images/santa_barbara_city_seal-web.gif

City councils can be really ridiculous.

You would expect people to run for the office of city councilperson because they care about the running of the city, potholes and such, but no-oo. Apparently many serve on a city council because they want to change the world, or practice foreign affairs or just play politics.

Professor James Q. Wilson sent the following summary of an article in the Los Angeles Times to Powerline :

On August 26, 2007, the Los Angeles Times published an article explaining why the city council of Santa Barbara has been prevented from painting a blue line across the city to mark how high the water will be if you believe Al Gore’s prediction that global warming will make the oceans rise by 23 feet. The idea was not defeated because people realize that Gore’s prediction is silly and wrong, but because a Realtor threatened a law suit based on the argument that property values below the line would fall.



Someone ought to tell CNN… by American Elephant

This is refreshing:

Two of the BBC’s most senior news and current affairs executives attacked the corporation’s plans yesterday for a Comic Relief-style day of programming on environmental issues, saying it was not the broadcaster’s job to preach to viewers. [more]

Someone really ought to tell that to CNN (and the rest of the American news media for that matter):Planet in peril

Planet in Peril

Planet in peril? There’s an objective title for you! Fresh on the heels of Christianne Amanpour’s fair and balanced comparison of Christians and Orthodox Jews to Islamofascist Terrorists.

Here’s how CNN describes Anderson Cooper’s upcoming “investigation”:

“CNN´s Planet in Peril takes viewers around the world in a two–part, four–hour documentary that examines our changing planet. This worldwide investigation looks at four key issues: climate change, vanishing habitats, disappearing species and human population growth.”

And CNN wants the viewers to feel involved in their latest piece of journalism activism:

Take action! When you want to help the planet’s ecosystems and wildlife, these are opportunities to Impact Your World. Do something!…

CNN.com is looking for your photos, videos or stories on how climate change is affecting the Earth. Tell us about what you are doing to improve the planet and how you are making your world a greener place.

Notice the poll on the home page where 55% of respondents believe that man is the “principle factor” in global warming, and an additional 26% say man contributes “a lot” to global warming, for a grand total of 81% who believe man plays a leading role in global warming. Eighty-one percent!

Propaganda, thy name is CNN!



Hurricane Dean races westward! by American Elephant
August 17, 2007, 2:19 am
Filed under: Humor, News | Tags: , , , ,

Hurricane Dean

“Not Only Are We Going to Reach Land…We’re Going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and We’re Going to California and Texas and New York! And We’re Going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan! And Then We’re Going to Washington, D.C.! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!”

(from the brilliant James Taranto)

hurricane news here.




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