Saturday, January 17, 2015

Al Gore and the Climate Hoaxers are Wrong Again

For years, pushers of global warming have been saying that the seas will soon be inundating the world’s sea shores, but a new calculation of the rise of the oceans seem to show that the former calculations were off by as much as two quadrillion gallons.

Al Gore made himself infamous for his fantastic claims that “soon” melting ice caps would cause the world’s oceans to rise by “20 feet” and would swamp over much of the earth. His claims have been widely ridiculed, even by global warming theorists.
Still, less fanciful predictions have said that the oceans will rise up to some 6.7 inches in the next 90 years. This would still be a major problem, according to climate change adherents.
However, a new reckoning of the rising sea levels finds that previous calculations have have been off, and by quite a bit.
A group of researchers from Harvard and Rutgers Universities discovered that the actual rise in sea levels measured only 1.2 millimeters instead of the previously accepted 1.6 to 1.9 millimeters.
This, the researchers say, means that the actual rise has fallen from the once-imagined 6.7 inches over 90 years to 4.2 inches.
A recent New York Times article noted that this means the difference between the old and new numbers “turns out to be an immense amount of water: on the order of two quadrillion gallons.” That would be about as much water as the whole of Lake Superior.
If this new research stands up to peer review, it could explain why global warming activists have had trouble reconciling measurements they’ve been finding over the last ten years or so.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Global Warming is Socialism per George Will

Global warming is socialism by the back door. The whole point of global warming is that it's a rationalization for progressives to do what progressives want to do, which is concentrate more and more power in Washington, more and more Washington power in the executive branch, more and more executive branch power in independent czars and agencies to micromanage the lives of the American people -- our shower heads, our toilets, our bathtubs, our garden hoses. Everything becomes involved in the exigencies of rescuing the planet.

Second, global warming is a religion in the sense that it's a series of propositions that can't be refuted. It's very ironic that the global warming alarmists say, "We are the real defenders of science," and then they adopt the absolute reverse of the scientific attitude, which is openness to evidence. You cannot refute what they say.

I own a house in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, facing the Atlantic, where the hurricanes come from. After Katrina, the global warming people said, "This is just a sign of the violent weather that's going to become more common because of global warming." Well, that certainly interested me. Of course, since then, there's been a collapse of hurricane activity.

I was a columnist in the 1970s when Newsweek, Time, all sorts of media outlets said the real problem is global cooling. I remember the Washington Post reporting that the armadillos were going south to escape the coming chill, the threat of glaciation over northern Europe. We've been through this before. You say, "What happened to global cooling?" They say, "Well, our models were wrong." Now we're supposed to risk several trillion dollars of global growth and spending on new models that might be wrong?

One other thing, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change produced a report. The New Yorker, which is impeccably alarmed about global warming, the writer being their specialist began her story something like this: "In a report that should be but unfortunately will not be viewed as the final word in climate science." Now, just think about that. The final word in microbiology, the final word in quantum mechanics. There are no final words in science. But there you have the deeply anti-scientific temper of the global warming advocacy groups: Final words.

Watch the Interview with George Will: the Daily Caller

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Dirtbag Al Sharpton is the King of the Race Hustle Shakedown

Want to influence a casino bid? Polish your corporate image? Not be labeled a racist?

Then you need to pay Al Sharpton.

For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in donations and consulting fees to Sharpton’s National Action Network. What they get in return is the reverend’s supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence.

Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal met with the activist preacher after leaked e-mails showed her making racially charged comments about President Obama. Pascal was under siege after a suspected North Korean cyber attack pressured the studio to cancel its release of “The Interview,” which depicts the assassination of dictator Kim Jong-un.

Pascal and her team were said to be “shaking in their boots” and “afraid of the Rev,” The Post reported.

No payments to NAN have been announced, but Sharpton and Pascal agreed to form a “working group” to focus on racial bias in Hollywood.

Sharpton notably did not publicly assert his support for Pascal after the meeting — what observers say seems like a typical Sharpton “shakedown” in the making. Pay him in cash or power, critics say, and you buy his support or silence.

“Al Sharpton has enriched himself and NAN for years by threatening companies with bad publicity if they didn’t come to terms with him. Put simply, Sharpton specializes in shakedowns,” said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal & Policy Center, a Virginia-based watchdog group that has produced a book on Sharpton.

And Sharpton, who now boasts a close relationship with Obama and Mayor de Blasio, is in a stronger negotiating position than ever.

“Once Sharpton’s on board, he plays the race card all the way through,” said a source who has worked with the Harlem preacher. “He just keeps asking for more and more money.” 

More on the Sharpton Hustle at the: New York Post