Insider: Global Warming Consensus Never Existed

The National Post is reporting that a prominent climate scientist and insider at the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on man-made global warming.

The Canadian publication cites Mike Hulme as stating in a recent academic paper that the actual number of scientists who backed that claim was “only a few dozen experts.”

So I’ve been right all along:  GLOBAL WARMING IS A MYTH or, stated more succinctly, it falls under the category, GLOBULL WARMING, and means that the INCONVENIENT TRUTH SERUM worked and Al Gore’s The Warmin’ Church is well on its way to imploding.

Hat tip:  Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit.

Wyoming Senator Says Lack of Oversight Undermines Transparency and Sound Science

No, it’s not the most exciting topic, but it is important.  Today, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released a report detailing the Subcommittee’s lack of oversight on a number of key Administration activities that undermine transparency and sound science.  Among the findings of the report are the following:

  • In 2009, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Majority chose not to conduct oversight over the relevant agencies within the executive branch;
  • The lack of any oversight over the activities of the federal agencies weakens the system of checks and balances, and invites the potential for larger abuses;
  • Action must be taken to investigate oversight issues from the last year; and
  • Further coordination within the Committee regarding the oversight jurisdiction and responsibility is needed.

In the video below, Senator Barrasso, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Oversight in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, discussed the report on the floor of the U.S. Senate while speaking about Mr. Arthur Elkins’ nomination to serve as Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Politicians Should Donate Their Brains to Science

It’s not often when one can draw parallels between professional athletes and elected officials in Washington, D.C..  Today, however, one of those opportunities surfaced, causing me to conclude that politicians, like professional football players, should donate their brains to science.

The idea began to gel in my mind when the National Football League announced just five days ahead of Super Bowl XLIV that it is giving $1 million to encourage current and former NFL players to donate their brains to the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, which has said it “found links between head trauma and brain damage in …football players.”

As a former quarterback who was knocked unconscious on no fewer than two occasions while leading my junior high school football team to one victory over the course of two seasons, I understand – albeit to a lesser degree — what it feels like to be “knocked silly.”  But does it take a lot of scientific study to figure out that such trauma isn’t good for the brain, especially when done repeatedly over several years?  And should it surprise anyone to learn that those who endure such trauma as part of the price of being a professional football player will likely suffer over the long run as a result?  I don’t think so.

Enter the politicians.

While a small handful of individuals have been able to use their athletic prowess as springboards for launching political careers, most of the men and women who’ve served in the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives have done so without first having to be beaten up for years at place like Lambeau Field in Green Bay or Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.  Nevertheless, those same individuals end up making political decisions that defy common sense on a regular and frequent basis — which leads me to my point.

If the NFL can spend $1 million to encourage the study of football players’ brains, shouldn’t Congress spend at least the same amount to encourage the study of politicians’ brains?  After all, there is so much more at stake when a president, senator or representative makes a boneheaded decision than when Kurt Warner feels woozy or Troy Aikman has a headache that lasts for days.

Video Offers Global Warming Education Basics

If you’re feeling guilty about your so-called “carbon footprint,” you shouldn’t be.  As explained by Elisa Pardo in a post at ClimateRealists.com and in the video below, a close examination of the numbers often tossed around by global warming alarmists reveals there’s no crisis to manage when it comes to man-made carbon emissions.

The goal of the decidedly-not-fancy video, she writes, is to give viewers a visual understanding of the numbers used to describe trace gas concentrations:

I think providing this kind of help is necessary because most people simply do not understand the numbers. No matter how often and how well we provide the correct numbers, most people don’t “get the picture,” because they aren’t familiar with parts per million. They are familiar with percent, and we should extend that familiarity to parts per million. The hockey stick graph was used to get a false message across effectively; it was called “visually arresting” and “iconic.” We should have a visually compelling video that provides an immediate understanding of the surprisingly small contribution of carbon dioxide from human activity.

If people could see visual representations of the tiny concentrations, I think the chances are good that they would also see the absurdity of the claims of impending climate disaster from only 12-15 parts per million of carbon dioxide from human activity.

Those who still don’t get it should take a look at the graphic below which shows the amount of natural carbon dioxide emissions versus man-made emissions in terms of billions of metric tons.  It appears, along with a lot of other useful information in the document, FIVE FACTS About Global Warming, from the organization, NoCapandTrade.com.

Carbon Emissions Chart

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Obama: ‘Let the Purge of the Intellectuals Begin!’

Though President Barack Obama refuses to publicly describe himself as a socialist or a communist, the pages of non-revisionist history books are full of details about purges similar to the one he recently launched.

Purges often work like this:  When a new socialist/communist leader seizes control of a formerly Democratic nation, he takes steps to purge his government of any and all intellectuals whose beliefs do not line up with his own.

President Obama appears to have set the wheels in motion for just such a purge with the issuance of a Presidential Memorandum on Scientific Integrity one week ago today.

‘Let the Purge of the Intellectuals Begin!’

Purportedly “designed to guarantee scientific integrity throughout the executive branch,” the memo calls for director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to develop recommendations for presidential action designed to guarantee scientific integrity throughout the Executive Branch, based on the following principles:

The selection and retention of candidates for science and technology positions in the executive branch should be based on the candidate’s knowledge, credentials, experience, and integrity

The OSTP director has 120 days, according to the memo, to provide his recommendations to President Obama.  That means that anyone working in the Executive Branch whose views — on subjects such as abortion, embryonic stem cell research and global warming, to name a few — differ from those of “Dear Leader” (i.e., conservatives) should expect to be shown the exit door soon after Independence Day.

Likewise, any conservative foolish enough to think he can land a job as a government scientist anytime in the foreseeable future — even during a time of unprecedented growth in government — will find himself disappointed.

Welcome to the Land of Hope and Change!

‘Bipolar Bear Disorder’ Cases Expected to Increase

Bipolar bear disorder is a new and unexpected bi-product of a contentious legal battle over the protected status of polar bears. Sadly, the number of polar bears being diagnosed with this affliction is expected to increase precipitously over the coming months, according to experts on the syndrome who spoke to Bob McCarty Writes on condition of anonymity.

Because bipolar disorder in humans is defined as any of several psychological disorders of mood characterized usually by alternating episodes of depression and mania, it stands to reason that a diagnosis of “bipolar bear disorder” is in order and should be applied to any polar bear whose emotional well-being is negatively impacted by the aforementioned legal battle.

The latest updates on that legal battle can be found in a post at Gateway Pundit this morning. It notes the fact that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is suing the federal government, seeking to reverse the decision to put the polar bear on the threatened species list. Palin’s suit comes barely three months after the U.S. Department of the Interior put the creatures on its threatened species list, despite the fact that there are five times as many polar bears today as there were 50 years ago.

Is Cancer Cure Two to Three Years Out?

Seven months ago, I published a post about cancer researcher John Kanzius who had found a way to burn salt water (See Researcher Discovers Way to Burn Salt Water). Today, I offer an update that comes in the form of an article published at GoErie.com in Erie, Pa. Here’s the “meat” of that story that could possibly constitute life-saving news for cancer patients of the not-too-distant future:

Steven Curley and his team of researchers at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston are killing malignant tumors in rabbits and mice with Millcreek Township inventor John Kanzius’ radio-frequency generator.

So when will they start treating humans?

Two to three years, if everything goes right, Curley said.

Audio and video accompany the article:

Audio…

http://www.goerie.com/audio/keating,

http://www.goerie.com/audio/houston


Video…

http://www.goerie.com/video/Rfresearc