Monday, April 21, 2008

Why Scientists Are Skeptical

He, who has learned to doubt and to ask questions where the
norms forbid it, can never stop the habit. As such, every creative
person is building bridges to those masses of people who are tied
up helplessly by the pressures of peers and society. His is a step
out and above the group. And however strong the creative person
is enchained by conventions, he has unshackled himself on his
way as a free and autonomous personality. As such, he may
have cleared a new path for his group, his society and
perhaps humankind in order to transform culture and
to create space for other free personalities who want to
set new goals.
--Franz Oppenheimer (1864-1943)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Global Warming: A Technical Guide For The Layperson, By DocNavy

Global Warming: A Technical Guide For The Layperson, by DocNavy
Here is Doc's compilation of articles and information sources about global warming and climate change. In summary form this provides an excellent starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about the subject. Thanks Doc. Also, for anyone caring to get in on the debate over the causes of global warming and climate change, see here and here.

DocNavyMessage #1 - 09/20/07 02:17 PMGreetings! Here for your perusal are a number of articles, and websites that explain Global Warming. As it is a complex subject that is EASILY spun in many directions, I have tried to pull together a few resources that help explain it in easy terms. All of these sites contain referenced material, if you wish to go more in depth.If anyone has more information that they'd like to include, please post it. Please make sure that your posts contain active links, and the material can be understood by anyone.

*Disclaimer* A number of sites I list could be classified as "Skeptic", but even those sites endeavor to show accurate scientific data. The terms "AGW" and "GW" Stand for "Anthropogenic Global Warming", and ""Global Warming" respectively.

*NEW!* What does John Coleman, FOUNDER of The Weather Channel, think of AGW? HERE (Thanks GeoPete)

*NEW!* An interview with REID BRYSON, one of modern climatology's founding scientists about what he thinks of AGW, HERE.

*NEW!* Senator Inhofe's paper (Including speeches) on Global Warming. Previously ONLY AVAILABLE to policymakers, and Media Heads, HERE.

*Revised* A decent referenced primer that covers most everything related to AGW, HERE.

An easily read investigative article on the foundations and history of AGW, HERE.

*NEW!* Are CO2 Levels HIGHER than they have ever been? Is the Earth moving into an

UNPRECEDENTED high in Global Temperature? Find out, HERE.

A somewhat brash, though still good article on what might be causing GW, HERE.

An engaging academic DEBATE between Pro-AGW authorities and "Skeptics".

*UPDATED* A transcript of "An Inconvenient Truth" and a LINK to the Video, accompanied by a LINK (Pt.1), LINK (Pt.2) to Pacific Research Institute's documentary about AIT's presentation of scientific "Facts".

*NEW!* Lord Monckton's paper outlining 35 "Inconsistencies" of AIT, HERE.

LINK to "The great Global Warming Swindle" Documentary that is a response to "An Inconvenient Truth."An interesting article on the historical Climate Change Crises claims,

HERE.An interactive explanation of what "The Greenhouse Effect" is, HERE.

An explanation of what "Carbon Sequestering" or a "Carbon Sink" is, HERE.

The "Hockey Stick", a peer reviewed paper on exactly what it is, HERE.

A peer reviewed paper on the science of Climate Change, HERE.

*Revised* A referenced article explaining some of the more esoteric and confusing mathematical expressions often cited in IPCC TAR Report used to express actual warming, HERE.

Transcript of the Testimony of Richard S. Lindzen before the Senate Commerce Committee on 1 May 2001 on Global Warming and The Kyoto Protocol.

A peer reviewed paper explaining Climate Change, The Kyoto Protocol, it's results and how it effects the World, HERE.

A peer reviewed paper discussing the effect of a warmer, CO2 enhanced World on Human Health, HERE.

--==One of my personal FAVORITE reads!!==--*NEW!* A companion paper to the one above, submitted in the Journal of American Physicians & Surgeons. Now you know what the Doctors know. HERE. Dated FALL 2007.

*NEW!* An outstanding and easily understood article on Water Vapor and it's relationship to the Greenhouse Effect, HERE. (Thanks DietDew)

An article from the WASHINGTON POST about the "Fuzzy Math" used by mainstream media about Climate Change, HERE.

An excellent site explaining what thermal inversions, and Photochemical Smog are, HERE. (Thanks LtDan)

A DEVASTATING documentary on the attitudes and motivations behind the modern

Eco/Enviro movement, and the disparity between what is seen in the media and what is done in real life, HERE.

*NEW!* The OFFICIAL report from the US Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works about what is really happening to Alaskan Polar Bears, HERE.

*NEW!* IS THERE A SCIENTIFIC "CONSENSUS" on Global Warming?? The OFFICIAL report from the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works dated 20 DECEMBER 2007, HERE. (**Updated 22 FEB 08**)
**UPDATED!!** 07APR08

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Climate Fearmongering And The Danger To Democracy

This comment clearly explains why we must seek and demand that the truth about the causes of global warming and climate change be found and related to everyone who cares.

An email from John A [] of Climate Audit
Can it be any more apparent that the BBC is actively engaged in laundering environmental reports especially on climate to satisfy a few extremists? That what we read about climate history changes faster and more efficiently than even Winston Smith could have managed with his Speakwrite?

Witness the constant changing of historical temperature data by James Hansen now being dissected on Climate Audit. This is not simply a scandal, it is a crisis reaching to the foundations of our democracy - that news and information be disseminated by a Free Press without fear or favour to the Powers that be, nor to extremists and radicals seeking the overthrow of democracy by stealth through a crisis which bears all the hallmarks of being manufactured?

Just imagine, for a moment, what a global emissions trading scheme would look like: no Western democracy would have any control over the price of energy even in its local markets, its entire economy being subject to minute bureaucratic control of everything from the gas heater in the house to energy required to produce steel. Without any control of the cost of energy, food prices would inevitably rise and a black market in basic foodstuffs would appear (this is what happened during the fall of the Soviet Union) including a resurgent Mafia-style criminal underclass.

What then, would be the point of voting for any party? Or of democracy itself? What state could withstand the inevitable social turmoil when basic foodstuffs become more expensive than the poor can afford because the market has been rigged?It is axiomatic that any State, no matter how brutal, must eventually fall when it has lost control of the price of food - witness Zimbabwe right now, or the fall of the Soviet Union, or the fall of Suharto in Indonesia, or the Weimar Republic in the early 1930s.Make no mistake, and speaking as a classical liberal, we are looking at the most serious attempt to collectivize the world economy since the fall of Communism in the 20th Century and to render democracy moot in the Western World and beyond.

Who speaks for the farmers of Kenya whose exports into the EU and beyond are the only thing between themselves and starvation and whose products are now being labelled with airmiles by Western environmental extremists?Did any of us vote for the imposition of world energy cartel? I can't remember such a proposition being on any manifesto. But that's what it is.All of this makes the betrayal of the BBC even to its own charter that much more dangerous to all of us who hold liberal democracy so dear.

In the "Green Room" we see academics and activists talk blandly about population control (really? how?), the marginalization of democracy through a consensus of self-appointed "experts" and the need to somehow control the absolutely uncontrollable (the Earth's climate) via trying to moderate a single variable, carbon dioxide concentration, whose ability to control climate in any meaningful way is entirely absent from any paleoclimatic proxy?Yet the opinions given by academics on subjects well away from their areas of specialization are published as if those opinions are unquestionable truths. Comments are censored prior to publication to prevent serious criticisms being made, and a false impression of support for the ludicrous and dangerous propositions is thereby created.No right of reply is ever allowed except by that favourite abuse of propagandists - the "skeptic sandwich". Note that twice now, the BBC has announced that the work of Svensmark has been debunked, and twice Svensmark has replied showing that the studies are flawed and the BBC has refused to publish those replies.

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Real Effects of Carbon Dioxide

The following is an important article about the effects of carbon dioxide on life on planet Earth. Please read it and save it for future reference.