Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wind Energy Cost

The Greens are to yellow to admit they are red.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Arctic sea Ice

In 2007 we were told " The First year ice is to thin and Might last the 2007 summer melt".
2008 same story " The Second year Ice is to thin and Might last the 2008 summer melt".
Of course non sense speculation that the Ice would be gone was even dated.

2009 came and by this time "The good old third year ice, " Yawn" ,would all be gone by 2020".
While I was debating and asking the Carbonistas " If you have an increase of yearly ice how can you claim that this ice increase is a decrease?
This is were I usually get the Deer caught in car Headlights look..... and then the usual Childish Insults ..Oh Yea ! Oh Yea ! well my dad can beat your dad!!!! type of thing.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

let it snow

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But our fraud is so delightful,
So off to Cancun we'll go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

We have no plans for stopping,
And your cash we'll soon be copping;
The curly lights really blow,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

When we've given you a good fright,
About some drought or a storm;
And if we get our way you might,
Not be able to keep yourself warm.

The fraud is slowly dying,
And, my dear, we're all still lying,
But as long as we're in Mexico.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friends of Nemaiah Valley

"Politically, he says, all these groups are "involved in political agitation and keeping things off balance as much as possible."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fish Lake the Con Job.

Again the Environmentalist and the Natives have taken the Liars road to accomplish their goals. The Natives do not want the Prosperity mine to proceed, instead of committing themselves to fight against the mine and the destruction of Fish Lake on principles and honest objections to the project, they choose to lie, distort, intimidate with threat of violence if the mine is to proceed. If the natives fishes the lake "regularly", why is it the people who REALLY camp and fish there for 6 weeks at a time, have not seen them? Why is it that if Fish Lake is a "an important food fishery" then how is it that the only native people seen up there in 20 years were SENT THERE 3 years ago, "by the chiefs" and also said, "we don't fish here, it's too far from home and the road is too bad." And “ We do not eat them fish they are too small and do not taste good”
I guess mining companies don't have the exclusive on disinformation, propaganda and false claims.

I personally have no problem if the project is terminated by solid, scientific and rational reasons. BUT if it is terminated by propaganda, lies, blackmail and coercion, then I will have a huge problem.
If this mine goes ahead, and the threatened blockades appear, don't be too surprised if "counter-blockades " appear, also.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Congressman Calls For Schools To ‘Promote The Agenda’ Of Climate Change, Population Limitation

“Like I keep saying over and over again, if you get young people invested in those ideas early on, that will result in those kinds of positive policy developments," Sarbanes told "So, whether it’s climate change, whether it’s population growth, whether it’s all these factors that impact the health of our world, raising that awareness early among young people is only going to promote the agenda.”

Friday, September 24, 2010

Questioning the Arctic Ice Melt and Temperature Scare

First, let’s look at the expanded definition of ‘Arctic.’ If you headed south from the Arctic toward the equator would you expect the weather to change? Well, you don’t have to be smarter than a fifth grader to know that the further you got away from the Arctic Circle the more likely the weather wouldn’t be as severe. One unreported fact about the Arctic is that its geographical boundaries have been expanded. Several years ago the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) decided to expand the Arctic by about 50% or approximately 4 million square miles. (2) Have you seen or heard about this from the media?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

CO2 levels have been 10 to 20 times higher than the present during multiple periods of Earth's history without causing a 'tipping point' of no return'

'An entire ice age came and went with CO2 levels about 11 times higher than the present throughout the Ordovician period' -- 'Antarctica abruptly transitioned from a warm, subtropical hothouse to the present solid ice sheet during a period when CO2 levels exceeded those of today by 10 times'

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Global Warming Alarmist Calls For Eco-Gulags To Re-Educate Climate Deniers

The heart of Linkola’s dark philosophy revolves around the need to slaughter masses of humans. “If there were a button I could press, I would sacrifice myself without hesitating if it meant millions of people would die,” he writes.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

It is confirmed IPCC not a scientific body

Let’s face it, we are an intergovernmental body and our strength and acceptability of what we produce is largely because we are owned by governments. If that was not the case, then we would be like any other scientific body that maybe producing first-rate reports but don’t see the light of the day because they don’t matter in policy-making. Now clearly, if it’s an inter-governmental body and we want governments’ ownership of what we produce, obviously they will give us guidance of what direction to follow, what are the questions they want answered. IPCC Head Rajendra Pachauri.

And let's not forget about the Guessing.. Pachauri " You really don't have a quantitative base by which you can attach a probability or a level of uncertainty that defines things in quantitative terms'

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

THE END OF THE IPCC ? naaa! Move along nothing to see here.

InterAcademy Council Report on the IPCC Released
Following controversy over the IPCC's 2007 assessment report, last March the UN and the IPCC asked the IAC to assemble a committee to review the processes and procedures of the IPCC. The 12-member committee from ten countries and headed by Harold Shapiro of Princeton University released its report on August 30. Unlike the Climategate inquiries, this one is no whitewash. Key recommendations (see Chapter 5 of the report) include:

1. Modernizing the IPCC's management structure to include an Executive Committee, a rigorous conflict of interest* policy and limiting the term of the Chair to one term only;
2. Strengthening the review process to ensure more effective responses to reviewer comments;
3. Characterizing and communicating uncertainties, particularly with regard to the level-of-understanding and likelihood scales used in the IPCC reports;
4. Developing an effective communications strategy that emphasizes transparency, rapid and thoughtful responses;
5. Increasing transparency, including explicit documentation that a range of scientific viewpoints** has been considered;
6. Clarifying use of unpublished and non-peer-reviewed sources;
7. Engaging the best regional experts;
8. Expediting approval of the Summary for Policy Makers;
9. Reducing the growing burden on the scientific community, for example, by having shorter reports focusing on key issues or significant new developments; and
10. Maintaining flexibility.

* Chapter 4 of the report deals extensively with the conflict-of-interest question, noting that no such policy exists for the IPCC and that questions were raised about its Chair's (i.e., Rajendra Pachauri's) service with some for-profit energy companies and the practice of Lead Authors reviewing their own work (p. 46.)
** Chapter 2, page 20, notes John Christy's presentation that alternative views are not always cited in a chapter if a Lead Author disagrees with them.

Morano: 'The IAC has once again revealed that the UN IPCC is merely a partisan error-riddled pressure group campaigning for their cause. Quite simply, the IPCC is the best science that politics and activists could manufacture. Skeptics worldwide should rally around the discredited UN IPCC chief Pachauri. The longer Pachauri stays, the more damage he does to the pitiful IPCC process. Viva Pachauri!'

UK Telegraph: 'Flawed science': 'UN IPCC was rightly warned not to stray into what might be seen as scaremongering and policy advocacy'

Geologist Dr. Don Easterbrook: 'The IPCC report is filled with statements of '90% certainty' without even saying 90% of what or providing any basis for such statements. Yet those pronouncements of certainty were used over and over as though that had been scientifically proven somehow'

Monday, August 30, 2010

Arctic Sea Ice Taking a Turn for the Worse

As usual theslutblog is at it again. How do you get a first ,second and multi-year ice if it is melting?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Settled Climate Science is Unsettled – Again

Earth rotation and wind control sea currents .

Hundreds of dead penguins dot Brazil's beaches

Friday, May 21, 2010

Leaked Document Shows Spain's "Green" Policies Are An Economic Disaster

Global warming proposals could experience rough seas in the UK

Leaked Document Shows Spain's "Green" Policies Are An Economic Disaster
According to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Pajamas Media has received a leaked internal assessment produced by Spain's Zapatero administration. This assessment confirms the catastrophic economic failure of Spain's "green economy" initiatives. On eight occasions US President Obama has referred to these policies as being the model he envisions for America.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tree-huggers and loggers bury hatchet

Yes of course that will happen only when Pigs fly.
I cannot believe that the forest industry is giving up to blackmail.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Australian Government Puts Emissions on Back Burner

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Rudd Government has put off indefinitely a Senate vote, which was due next month, on its emissions scheme. Last December the Senate rejected the trading scheme for a second time. The opposition and the Greens were combining to fight a third attempt. The latest delay means that the Government is running out of time to pass the scheme in time for its start date of July 1, 2011. A spokesman representing investment banks, including Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank, expressed disappointment over the postponement.

Cash from EU Green Plan to Fund Coal Plants

Cash from EU Green Plan to Fund Coal Plants
Documents leaked to The Independent suggest that European countries will be able to use money from an EU emissions-reduction scheme to build new coal-fired power plants. This bizarre situation arises from concessions made to new and poorer EU states such as Poland when the EU was drawing up its "20-20-20" regime (cut emissions by 20% and secure 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.) After 2013, 100% of emissions permits across Europe will be sold, generating enormous revenues (e.g., £40 billion from the UK alone by 2020). According to the leaked papers, some of these funds could be used to provide up to 15% of the costs of "highly-efficient CCS-ready power plants."

German Chancellor Abandons Aim of Binding Climate Agreement

German Chancellor Abandons Aim of Binding Climate Agreement
Der Spiegel Online reports that, frustrated by outcome of the Copenhagen conference last December, Chancellor Angela Merkel is quietly moving away from her goal of a binding agreement limiting climate change to 2ºC. She has also signaled at the EU level that she no longer supports Europe going it alone. The Chancellor realizes the limits of Germany's influence after China and India refused to agree to curb their emissions. The Spiegel article contains some quotes from a heated, three-way argument in Copenhagen.,1518,691194,00.html

Scandal: Obama, Gore, Goldman, Joyce Foundation CCX partners to fleece USA

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lyin' for Climate Indoctrination

Oxburgh Report Released

After three weeks of work, the international panel headed by Lord Oxburgh to examine the research at the Climatic Research Unit submitted its five-page report to the University of East Anglia on April 12. Among its conclusions, the panel found no evidence of deliberate scientific malpractice at the CRU, but was surprised by lack of involvement by professional statisticians in an area (temperature data) that depends so heavily on statistical methods. In the second link Stephen McIntyre critiques the Oxburgh report calling it "flimsy and embarrassing," and in the third the Vice-Chancellor of the UEA calls the report "a great relief." The fourth link describes the views of Prof. David Hand, a member of the panel and head of the Royal Statistical Society, on the hockey stick graph.

UN's Climate Bible Gets 21 "F"s on Report Card

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The UN’s last, desperate bid for unelected world government

he atmospheric concentration of CO2 today is about 388 parts per million by volume. However, we are adding just 2 ppmv a year to the air. So the warming we cause each year, even if one believes the UN’s wild exaggerations of CO2’s warming effect, is just 4.7 times the natural logarithm of the proportionate increase in CO2 concentration from 388 to 390 ppmv.

Thus, 4.7 ln(390/388) = 0.043 Fahrenheit degrees – less than a twentieth of a Fahrenheit degree of “global warming” every year. That is all. Putting it another way, it would take almost a quarter of a century with no carbon-emitting activity at all – not a single train, plane, automobile, or fossil-fueled power station – to forestall just 1 Fahrenheit degree of “global warming”.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The miracle of CO2.

Dam letter

Mr. Ryan DeVries
2088 Dagget
Pierson, MI 49339
SUBJECT: DEQ File No. 97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20;

Site Location: Montcalm County

Dear Mr. DeVries:

It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality
that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced
parcel of property. You have been certified as the legal landowner
and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity:

Construction and maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet
stream of Spring Pond.

A permit must be issued prior to the start of this type of activity. A
review of the Department's files shows that no permits have been issued.

Therefore, the Department has determined that this activity is in
violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource
and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994,
being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Michigan Compiled Laws

The Department has been informed that one or both of the dams partially
failed during a recent rain event, causing debris and flooding at
downstream locations. We find that dams of this nature are inherently
hazardous and cannot be permitted.

The Department therefore orders you to cease and desist all activities
at this location, and to restore the stream to a free-flow condition by
removing all wood and brush forming the dams from the stream channel.
All restoration work shall be completed no later than January 31, 2002.

Please notify this office when the restoration has been completed so
that a follow-up site inspection may be scheduled by our staff. Failure
to comply with this request or any further unauthorized activity on the
site may result in this case being referred for elevated enforcement

We anticipate and would appreciate your full cooperation in this matter.
Please feel free to contact me at this office if you have any questions.

David L. Price
District Representative
Land and Water Management Division


Dear Mr. Price,

Re: DEQ File No. 97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20;
Montcalm County

Reference your certified letter dated 12/17/2000 has been referred to me
to respond to. First of all, Mr. Ryan De Vries is not the legal
landowner and/or contractor at 2088 Dagget, Pierson, Michigan.

I am the legal owner and a couple of beavers are in the (State
unauthorized) process of constructing and maintaining two wood "debris"
dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond.

While I did not pay for, authorize, nor supervise their dam project, I
think they would be highly offended that you call their skillful use of
natural building materials "debris." I would like to challenge your
department to attempt to emulate their dam project any time and/or any
place you choose. I believe I can safely state there is no way you could
ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam
ingenuity, their dam persistence, their dam determination and/or their
dam work ethic.

As to your request, I do not think the beavers are aware that they must
first fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam
activity. My first dam question to you is:
(1) Are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers? or,
(2) do you require all beavers throughout this State to conform to said
dam request?

If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, through
the Freedom of Information Act I request completed copies of all those
other applicable beaver dam permits that have been issued. Perhaps we
will see if there really is a dam violation of P! art 301, Inland Lakes
and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act,
Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.3010,1 to
324.30113 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, annotated. I have several
concerns. My first concern is aren't the beavers entitled to legal

The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay
for said representation - so the State will have to provide them with a

The Department's dam concern that either one or both of the dams failed
during a recent rain event causing flooding is proof that this is a
natural occurrence, which the Department is required to protect. In
other words, we should leave the Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than
harrass them and call their dam names. If you want the stream "restored"
to a dam free-flow condition - please contact the beavers - but if you
are going to arrest them they obviously did not pay any attention to
your dam letter (being unable to read English).

In my humble ! opinion, the Spring Pond Beavers have a right to build
their unauthorized dams as long as the sky is blue, the grass is green
and water flows downstream. They have more dam right than I do to live
and enjoy Spring Pond. If the Department of Natural Resources and
Environmental Protection lives up to its name, it should protect the
natural resources
(Beavers) and the environment (Beavers' Dams).

So, as far as the beavers and I are concerned, this dam case can be
referred for more elevated enforcement action right now. Why wait until
1/31/2002 The Spring Pond Beavers may be under the dam ice then, and
there will be no way for you or your dam staff to contact/harass them

In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention a real
environmental quality (health) problem in the area. It is the bears.
Bears are actually defecating in our woods. I definitely believe you
should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the beavers alone.

If you are going to investigate the beaver dam, watch your step! (The
bears are not careful where they dump!)

Being unable to comply with your dam request, and being unable to
contact you on your answering machine, I am sending this response to
your office via another government organization - the USPS. Maybe,
someday, it will get there.

Stephen L. Tvedten
The University of Texas at: Austin
Office Community Relations/Accounting unit
P.O. Box 7367
Austin, TX 78713

Circling the Bandwagons

Global Warming's Unscientific Message

An editorial in the Washington Times describes Ross McKitrick's efforts to publish a scientific paper that documents a fundamental error in the IPCC's 2007 report. This error involved adjusting global surface temperature readings to get a higher temperature change. However, Dr. McKitrick's efforts to have the paper published by the journals Science, Nature and the the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society were rejected. However, the paper will appear in a forthcoming edition of Statistics, Politics and Policy.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Democrats are the Birthers.

It’s been almost exactly 18 months since Philip J. Berg, a Pennsylvania lawyer and Hillary Clinton supporter, filed a lawsuit demanding that his state keep Barack Obama off the presidential ballot until he provided satisfactory proof that he was born in America — something Berg said Obama couldn’t do. Today Berg appeared at CPAC, handing out a leaflet promoting his ObamaCrimes website (it argues that the president is a “citizen of Indonesia”) and seeking out reporters to promote his case.

I stumbled upon Berg as a Belgian TV station gave him a pretty polite and short interview — anyone’s guess whether they were genuinely curious or whether they were humoring him so they could move on. But as he spoke, Berg drew some more onlookers, including another reporter who taped the interview and gushed about what a fan he was of Berg’s work.

“These are people who really support this particular issue,” said Berg of the CPAC crowd. “This issue transcends party lines.”

A Superstorm for Global Warming Research

In Spiegel Online International, Marco Evers, Olaf Stampf and Gerald Traufetter have produced a well-researched eight-part essay: (1) A Superstorm for Global Warming Research, (2) Politically Charged Science, (3) A Climate Rebel Takes on the Establishment, (4) The Smoking Gun of Climatology, (5) The Reality of Rising Sea Levels, (6) The Myth of the Monster Storm, (7) Climate Change's Winners and Losers, and (8) The Invention of the Two-Degree Target. Each part of the essay is approximately one page in length.

The Telegraph's James Delingpole writes that when the Germans give up on AGW you really know it's over.,1518,686697,00.html
Germany: A Superstorm for Global Warming Research
In Spiegel Online International, Marco Evers, Olaf Stampf and Gerald Traufetter have produced a well-researched eight-part essay: (1) A Superstorm for Global Warming Research, (2) Politically Charged Science, (3) A Climate Rebel Takes on the Establishment, (4) The Smoking Gun of Climatology, (5) The Reality of Rising Sea Levels, (6) The Myth of the Monster Storm, (7) Climate Change's Winners and Losers, and (8) The Invention of the Two-Degree Target. Each part of the essay is approximately one page in length.

The Telegraph's James Delingpole writes that when the Germans give up on AGW you really know it's over.,1518,686697,00.html

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Groupthink is a concept that was identified by Irving Janis9 that refers to faulty decision-making in a group. Groups experiencing groupthink do not consider all alternatives and they desire unanimity at the expense of quality decisions. Learn more about groupthink and then complete the interactive exercise at the end of the discussion.
Conditions Groupthink occurs when groups are highly cohesive and when they are under considerable pressure to make a quality decision.
Negative outcomes Some negative outcomes of groupthink include:
  • Examining few alternatives
  • Not being critical of each other's ideas
  • Not examining early alternatives
  • Not seeking expert opinion
  • Being highly selective in gathering information
  • Not having contingency plans
Symptoms Some symptoms of groupthink are:
  • Having an illusion of invulnerability
  • Rationalizing poor decisions
  • Believing in the group's morality
  • Sharing stereotypes which guide the decision
  • Exercising direct pressure on others
  • Not expressing your true feelings
  • Maintaining an illusion of unanimity
  • Using mindguards to protect the group from negative information
Solutions Some solutions include:
  • Using a policy-forming group which reports to the larger group
  • Having leaders remain impartial
  • Using different policy groups for different tasks
  • Dividing into groups and then discuss differences
  • Discussing within sub-groups and then report back
  • Using outside experts
  • Using a Devil's advocate to question all the group's ideas
  • Holding a "second-chance meeting" to offer one last opportunity to choose another course of action


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Trillion-Dollar Green Trough

In the National Post, columnist Peter Foster regrets missing the Globe Foundation's Vancouver conference on business and the environment (second link below). According to Mr. Foster, it is "the greatest show on Earth (or at least in North America) for green policy wonks, eco consultants, aggressively growth-oriented NGOs and corporate rent seekers (all delegates carbon-neutralized)." He notes that absent from the agenda are whether climate science was sound and whether the Kyoto commitments made any sense. After a 10-year boom the alternative energy industry is foundering because governments are all subsidizing the same dead-end techniques.

Mr. Foster devotes most of his column to panning a new report by the IMF (third link below) that describes a $100 billion/year "Green Fund" for developing countries that was promised in the Copenhagen Accord. The IMF study proposes that the fund issue $1 trillion in bonds over 30 years, underpinned by $120 billion of equity endowment. In addition the fund's annual disbursements would be supported by $60 billion in carbon taxes and expanded carbon-trading schemes in developed countries (see diagram on page 10 of the IMF report.)

London Science Museum to Rename Climate Exhibition
Due to the wave of public skepticism in recent months, the 100-year-old London Science Museum will revise its new climate science gallery. Rather than scaring visitors with apocalyptic predictions of rising sea levels, the museum's exhibit will be honest about conflicting views on the scale of possible changes to the climate.

Cap-and-Trade Loses its Standing as Energy Policy of Choice
In The New York Times, John Broder reports how cap-and-trade, the policy of choice for tackling climate change a year ago, has fallen out of favour in Washington. President Obama's current budget omits all mention of the subject, and two of the Senators (Kerry and Graham) preparing the new climate change bill have disavowed it. Mr. Broder believes that cap-and-trade's demise was caused by the weak economy, the Wall Street meltdown, determined industry opposition and its own complexity.

Two other Senators (Cantwell, D-Washington and Collins, R-Maine) are proposing "cap and dividend" legislation, under which licenses to pollute would be auctioned to producers and wholesalers of fossil fuels, with three-quarters of the revenue being returned to consumers in monthly cheques.

NASA Study Finds Atlantic "Conveyor Belt" Not Slowing
Using a new monitoring technique involving satellite and the Argo array of buoys, NASA measurements of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (which includes the Gulf Stream) show no significant slowing over the past 15 years. The latest climate models relied on in IPCC assessment reports predict that this circulation will slow down as greenhouse gases warm the planet and melting ice adds freshwater to the ocean.

Rajendra Pachauri: IPCC Will Adopt Neutral Advisory Role
The Chairman of the IPCC, in an interview with The Times, said that the IPCC will stop making statements demanding new taxes and other radical policies for cutting emissions. He also apologized for the organization's handling of complaints about errors in its report. In future the IPCC will focus on presenting the science of climate change, rather than advocating policies. Also, Dr. Pachauri wants more power over the IPCC secretariat and an extra $1 million/year to fund its work, on top of the $5 million it gets now.

Germans Lose Fear of Climate Change
Leading German magazine Spiegal conducted a survey about climate change. It found that in the fall of 2006 62% were afraid of it; now the figure is 42%. Also the German Leibniz association calls for the IPCC's Rajendra Pachauri to step down. The first link below is to the original article in German, the second is a Google translation.,1518,685946,00.html

Friday, March 26, 2010

Climategate: the parliamentary cover-up

GLOBE may be too obscure to merit its own Wikipedia entry, but that belies its wealth and influence. It funds meetings for parliamentarians worldwide with an interest in climate change, and prior to the Copenhagen Summit GLOBE issued guidelines (pdf) for legislators. Little expense is spared: in one year alone, one peer – Lord Michael Jay of Ewelme – enjoyed seven club class flights and hotel accommodation, at GLOBE’s expense. There’s no greater love a Parliamentarian can give to the global warming cause. And in return, Globe lists Oxburgh as one of 23 key legislators.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

What to say to a global warming alarmist

It has been tough to keep up with all the bad news for global warming alarmists. We're on the edge of our chair, waiting for the next shoe to drop. This has been an Imelda Marcos kind of season for shoe-dropping about global warming.

At your next dinner party, here are some of the latest talking points to bring up when someone reminds you that Al Gore and the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won Nobel prizes for their work on global warming.

ClimateGate – This scandal began the latest round of revelations when thousands of leaked documents from Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit showed systematic suppression and discrediting of climate skeptics' views and discarding of temperature data, suggesting a bias for making the case for warming. Why do such a thing if, as global warming defenders contend, the "science is settled?"

FOIGate – The British government has since determined someone at East Anglia committed a crime by refusing to release global warming documents sought in 95 Freedom of Information Act requests. The CRU is one of three international agencies compiling global temperature data. If their stuff's so solid, why the secrecy?

ChinaGate – An investigation by the U.K.'s left-leaning Guardian newspaper found evidence that Chinese weather station measurements not only were seriously flawed, but couldn't be located. "Where exactly are 42 weather monitoring stations in remote parts of rural China?" the paper asked. The paper's investigation also couldn't find corroboration of what Chinese scientists turned over to American scientists, leaving unanswered, "how much of the warming seen in recent decades is due to the local effects of spreading cities, rather than global warming?" The Guardian contends that researchers covered up the missing data for years.

HimalayaGate – An Indian climate official admitted in January that, as lead author of the IPCC's Asian report, he intentionally exaggerated when claiming Himalayan glaciers would melt away by 2035 in order to prod governments into action. This fraudulent claim was not based on scientific research or peer-reviewed. Instead it was originally advanced by a researcher, since hired by a global warming research organization, who later admitted it was "speculation" lifted from a popular magazine. This political, not scientific, motivation at least got some researcher funded.

PachauriGate – Rajendra Pachauri, the IPCC chairman who accepted with Al Gore the Nobel Prize for scaring people witless, at first defended the Himalaya melting scenario. Critics, he said, practiced "voodoo science." After the melting-scam perpetrator 'fessed up, Pachauri admitted to making a mistake. But, he insisted, we still should trust him.

PachauriGate II – Pachauri also claimed he didn't know before the 192-nation climate summit meeting in Copenhagen in December that the bogus Himalayan glacier claim was sheer speculation. But the London Times reported that a prominent science journalist said he had pointed out those errors in several e-mails and discussions to Pachauri, who "decided to overlook it." Stonewalling? Cover up? Pachauri says he was "preoccupied." Well, no sense spoiling the Copenhagen party, where countries like Pachauri's India hoped to wrench billions from countries like the United States to combat global warming's melting glaciers. Now there are calls for Pachauri's resignation.

SternGate – One excuse for imposing worldwide climate crackdown has been the U.K.'s 2006 Stern Report, an economic doomsday prediction commissioned by the government. Now the U.K. Telegraph reports that quietly after publication "some of these predictions had been watered down because the scientific evidence on which they were based could not be verified." Among original claims now deleted were that northwest Australia has had stronger typhoons in recent decades, and that southern Australia lost rainfall because of rising ocean temperatures. Exaggerated claims get headlines. Later, news reporters disclose the truth. Why is that?

SternGate II – A researcher now claims the Stern Report misquoted his work to suggest a firm link between global warming and more-frequent and severe floods and hurricanes. Robert Muir-Wood said his original research showed no such link. He accused Stern of "going far beyond what was an acceptable extrapolation of the evidence." We're shocked.

AmazonGate – The London Times exposed another shocker: the IPCC claim that global warming will wipe out rain forests was fraudulent, yet advanced as "peer-reveiwed" science. The Times said the assertion actually "was based on an unsubstantiated claim by green campaigners who had little scientific expertise," "authored by two green activists" and lifted from a report from the World Wildlife Fund, an environmental pressure group. The "research" was based on a popular science magazine report that didn't bother to assess rainfall. Instead, it looked at the impact of logging and burning. The original report suggested "up to 40 percent" of Brazilian rain forest was extremely sensitive to small reductions in the amount of rainfall, but the IPCC expanded that to cover the entire Amazon, the Times reported.

PeerReviewGate – The U.K. Sunday Telegraph has documented at least 16 nonpeer-reviewed reports (so far) from the advocacy group World Wildlife Fund that were used in the IPCC's climate change bible, which calls for capping manmade greenhouse gases.

RussiaGate – Even when global warming alarmists base claims on scientific measurements, they've often had their finger on the scale. Russian think tank investigators evaluated thousands of documents and e-mails leaked from the East Anglia research center and concluded readings from the coldest regions of their nation had been omitted, driving average temperatures up about half a degree.

Russia-Gate II – Speaking of Russia, a presentation last October to the Geological Society of America showed how tree-ring data from Russia indicated cooling after 1961, but was deceptively truncated and only artfully discussed in IPCC publications. Well, at least the tree-ring data made it into the IPCC report, albeit disguised and misrepresented.

U.S.Gate – If Brits can't be trusted, are Yanks more reliable? The U.S. National Climate Data Center has been manipulating weather data too, say computer expert E. Michael Smith and meteorologist Joesph D'Aleo. Forty years ago there were 6,000 surface-temperature measuring stations, but only 1,500 by 1990, which coincides with what global warming alarmists say was a record temperature increase. Most of the deleted stations were in colder regions, just as in the Russian case, resulting in misleading higher average temperatures.

IceGate – Hardly a continent has escaped global warming skewing. The IPCC based its findings of reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and in Africa on a feature story of climbers' anecdotes in a popular mountaineering magazine, and a dissertation by a Switzerland university student, quoting mountain guides. Peer-reviewed? Hype? Worse?

ResearchGate – The global warming camp is reeling so much lately it must have seemed like a major victory when a Penn State University inquiry into climate scientist Michael Mann found no misconduct regarding three accusations of climate research impropriety. But the university did find "further investigation is warranted" to determine whether Mann engaged in actions that "seriously deviated from accepted practices for proposing, conducting or reporting research or other scholarly activities." Being investigated for only one fraud is a global warming victory these days.

ReefGate – Let's not forget the alleged link between climate change and coral reef degradation. The IPCC cited not peer-reviewed literature, but advocacy articles by Greenpeace, the publicity-hungry advocacy group, as its sole source for this claim.

AfricaGate – The IPCC claim that rising temperatures could cut in half agricultural yields in African countries turns out to have come from a 2003 paper published by a Canadian environmental think tank – not a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

DutchGate – The IPCC also claimed rising sea levels endanger the 55 percent of the Netherlands it says is below sea level. The portion of the Netherlands below sea level actually is 20 percent. The Dutch environment minister said she will no longer tolerate climate researchers' errors.

AlaskaGate – Geologists for Space Studies in Geophysics and Oceanography and their U.S. and Canadian colleagues say previous studies largely overestimated by 40 percent Alaskan glacier loss for 40 years. This flawed data are fed into those computers to predict future warming.

Fold this column up and lay it next to your napkin the next time you have Al Gore or his ilk to dine. It should make interesting after-dinner conversation.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lord Oxburgh, the climate science peer, ‘has a conflict of interest’

Lord Oxburgh is to chair a scientific assessment panel that will examine the published science of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. Climate sceptics questioned whether Lord Oxburgh, chairman of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and the wind energy company Falck Renewables, was truly independent because he led organisations that depended on climate change being seen as an urgent problem.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

ClimateGate Goes Back to 1980

Those of you who still believe that the ClimateGate scandal was just a bunch of emails in England should read this article. James Hansen of GISS appears to have systematically adjusted the historical temperature record to remove a cold patch in the ‘70s in order to exaggerate the rise since.

Réchauffement climatique : la grande manip' ?

Les climato-sceptiques s'élèvent contre les conclusions du GIEC (groupement international d'études climatiques). Arguments, contre-arguments, qui croire dans cette bataille où les vrais motivations des partis ne sont pas toujours connues ?
GIEC= (groupement international d'études climatiques)
IPCC = ( Intergovernmental panel on climate change)

En fin de traduction ça c’est vache! Enlever le Mot « Gouvernement » démontre un manque de respect enver le peuple .

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Grandaddy of green, James Lovelock, warms to eco-sceptics

“I think you have to accept that the sceptics have kept us sane — some of them, anyway,” he said. “They have been a breath of fresh air. They have kept us from regarding the science of climate change as a religion. It had gone too far that way. There is a role for sceptics in science. They shouldn’t be brushed aside. It is clear that the angel side wasn’t without sin.”

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Money Trail

The Science and Public Policy Institute has published a five-page essay by Joanne Nova that compares the funding for climate skeptics with that for the climate industry. Over ten years Exxon paid $23 million to skeptics, which has since stopped, but has spent $700 million on carbon-friendly initiatives. The US government has spent $79 billion on climate research and technology since 1989. According to the World Bank, carbon trading reached a turnover of $126 billion in 2008. A commissioner from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission forecasts a $2 trillion carbon market in five years .

Benny Peiser: The West's Policy Approach is Wrong
Interviewed in the Financial Chronicle of India, social anthropologist Benny Peiser lists the errors in the West's climate change policies. These result from the Copenhagen failure and the IPCC's problems, green taxes in Europe, and the effects of rising fuel prices on poor people and developing countries. Even if one accepts the IPCC's science, the worst case scenario resulting from climate change is that in 100 years the world will be only six times as rich as now, instead of seven.
Carbon Tax Casts a Pall over UK Industry
According to The Journal, UK Energy Minister Lord Hunt admitted that the EU's emissions trading scheme could hit the North East's industrial heartland, with companies going bust or moving abroad. Nevertheless the minister considers it "entirely appropriate" that the UK be part of the European emissions trading system.
New Technique Shows Roman Warm Period Warmer than Present Day
The Global Warming Policy Foundation and Watts Up With That describe a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science in which researchers used shells of bivalve mollusks in Iceland to determine proxies of temperatures from 360 BC to 1660 AD. Because the mollusks live only 2-9 years and their shell growths vary with temperature, it is possible to see finer changes than with tree rings. The paper shows that the Roman Warm Period was warmer than the Medieval Warm Period. Warm and cold periods within the MWP correspond with the rise and decline of Norse settlements in Iceland and Greenland.
Green Energy Bubbles
Writing in the National Post, columnist Terence Corcoran notes that, while investment analysts are advising their clients to get out of solar power firms and are warning about the continuing risks in wind and bioenergy schemes, two provinces in Canada continue pumping money into alternative energy. Ontario's Green Energy Act includes a "feed-in tariff" that forces power distributors to pay 44 ¢/kWh for solar, 13.5 ¢/kWh for wind power and 80 ¢/kWh for power from solar power delivered from roof top systems. In B.C., Premier Gordon Campbell promises a new fast track for alternative energy projects.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Wind Energy: The Case of Denmark
The Danish Centre for Political Studies (CEPOS) has completed a 39-page report on the state of the Danish wind energy program. Part 1 of the report describes the real state-of-play and its hidden costs. Though Denmark claims to derive 20% of its electricity from wind power, over a five year period it actually provided only 9.7% and required interties to Norway and Sweden for short-term load balancing. This required that about half of the wind power be exported to these countries, where it supplanted hydro-generated electricity, and was paid for by Danish consumers. In Part 2, CEPOS notes that, while the Danish wind industry employs 28,000, each job is subsidized by $90,000 - $140,000 per year.
Global Warming: Gore vs Gunter
The National Post published Al Gore's op-ed piece of February 27 from The NY Times with a rebuttal by Lorne Gunter. Mr. Gore dismisses the recent scandals IPCC and University of East Anglia - the latter caused by the onslaught of hostile, make-work demands from climate skeptics. He reaffirms his belief in man-made global warming (the "overwhelming consensus") as a growing crisis that can't be wished away. Mr. Gunter responds that the temperature trend over the last 12 years has been flat, and refers to Phil Jones' admission that there has been no statistically significant warming for 15 years. Mr. Gunter concludes that there is no consensus on climate science.

Tim Ball: Political Agendas Continue to Drive Climate Fiasco
Writing in the Canada Free Press, Dr. Tim Ball argues that the greatest scandal connected to global warming is the continued political exploitation, fraud and destruction of the economy. President Obama pursues green jobs and cap-and-trade policies that have failed elsewhere. Dr. Ball summarizes the cover up surrounding climategate and previous apocalyptic predictions of the past, e.g., the 1974 Club of Rome report.

In the second CFP article Dr. Ball examines the British Columbia example (the Climate Action Plan). In the third one he states that the IPCC science is designed for propaganda.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cartoons by Josh

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I will add more cartoons to this page as I do them.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels

Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels

Study claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise by up to 82cm by the end of century – but the report's author now says true estimate is still unknown.

The paper – entitled "Constraints on future sea-level rise from past sea-level change" – used fossil coral data and temperature records derived from ice-core measurements to reconstruct how sea level has fluctuated with temperature since the peak of the last ice age, and to project how it would rise with warming over the next few decades.

In a statement the authors of the paper said: "Since publication of our paper we have become aware of two mistakes which impact the detailed estimation of future sea level rise. This means that we can no longer draw firm conclusions regarding 21st century sea level rise from this study without further work.

and all the scientists and uneducated stupid ignorant common sense people who dared point out the mistakes were called "Deniers" and shill for the oil industry.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


by Joseph D’Aleo and Anthony Watts.

Five organizations publish global temperature data. Two – Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) and the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) – are satellite datasets. The three terrestrial institutions – NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), and the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) – all depend on data supplied by ground stations via NOAA.
Around 1990, NOAA began weeding out more than three-quarters of the climate measuring stations around the world. They may have been working under the auspices of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It can be shown that they systematically and purposefully, country by country, removed higher-latitude, higher-altitude and rural locations, all of which had a tendency to be cooler.

Hitler Learns of Global Warming Collapse

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Union of concern Scientists

UCS apparently hasn’t learned from its many, many mistakes. But if at first you don’t succeed, scare, scare again.

The UCS is not a science organization, but a left-wing lobbying group like Greenpeace or the Club Sierra.
Because they have the word Scientists in the title does not make it a scientific organization...You and I can be members if we want ...just pay $35.00 and your in. They are anti capitalist and are from the far left of the political arena. They support the US Democratic party and are very involved in the US elections. Political motivation? “ Free Enterprise really means rich people get richer. They have the freedom to exploit and psychologically rape their fellow human beings in the process…. Capitalism is destroying the earth...Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned Scientists.
Kevin Knobloch, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists is an expert on many environmental and arms control issues they claim. He is not a scientist and "issues" is what they are really about. His bio is as follows: Executive Director, Union of Concerned Scientists; director, CERES; former Director of Conservation Programs, Boston Appalachian Mountain Club; former Leg. Dir., U.S. Sen. Timothy Wirth (D-CO)” What we’ve got to do in energy conservation is try to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, to have approached global warming as if it is real means energy conservation, so we will be doing the right thing anyway in terms of economic policy and environmental policy...Timothy Wirth, former U.S. Senator (D-Colorado)
“Every time you turn on an electric light, you are making another brainless baby. Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned Scientists.” Those kind of statements are not made by Scientists.
The Union of Concerned Scientists should be able to win any argument on global warming based on the merits of available data - but instead they seek to use smear tactics and compare Exxon-Mobil to Big Tobacco. We all know Big Tobacco is evil, right? So if you disagree with them on global warming, you must be evil too.

UCS has received funding from the Beldon Fund, the Compton Foundation, the Educational Foundation of America, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Scherman Foundation, the Blue Moon Fund, the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Energy Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Turner Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trusts.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The great global warming collapse

In 2007, the most comprehensive report to date on global warming, issued by the respected United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, made a shocking claim: The Himalayan glaciers could melt away as soon as 2035.

These glaciers provide the headwaters for Asia's nine largest rivers and lifelines for the more than one billion people who live downstream. Melting ice and snow would create mass flooding, followed by mass drought. The glacier story was reported around the world. Last December, a spokesman for the World Wildlife Fund, an environmental pressure group, warned, “The deal reached at Copenhagen will have huge ramifications for the lives of hundreds of millions of people who are already highly vulnerable due to widespread poverty.” To dramatize their country's plight, Nepal's top politicians strapped on oxygen tanks and held a cabinet meeting on Mount Everest.

But the claim was rubbish, and the world's top glaciologists knew it. It was based not on rigorously peer-reviewed science but on an anecdotal report by the WWF itself. When its background came to light on the eve of Copenhagen, Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the IPCC, shrugged it off. But now, even leading scientists and environmental groups admit the IPCC is facing a crisis of credibility that makes the Climategate affair look like small change.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hide the Decline


The United Nations would be the shell in which this new power structure would live. As for the uber-wealthy who had constructed this entity, they would hold privileged positions, as well as hold on to theirwealth . The rest of us would be compelled by our national governments to shell out money to implement whatever programs and controls deemed worthy by the new transnationalgovernment (expect the first 100 or so years to be dominated by "reparation payments" to every group that had been oppressed by anyone, ever). Our local governments would be given limited latitude to act independently, always subject to oversight by the transnational (unelected)government.

Sounds paranoid? What do you call what the global alarmists want to do? They want to compel countries to transfer billions, flowing from industrialized Western nations (primarily the United States) to developing nations, under the pretext of preparing for the effects ofglobal warming . They want to remove national sovereign control of energy resources. Extra-national entities would use mechanisms like global carbon taxes (and likely more direct means in due course) to control what means for generating energy are allowed, and how much energy is consumed. National governments would to do the dirty work. Having ceded sovereignty, neither individuals nor nations would have means of recourse or appeal.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Glaciergate: Hitler's last straw

Got his from a certain Mr Xyz.
The screaming and the pounding is Sooooo alarmist.

new faith: Climate Change Hysteria

So it doesn't matter that the climate change science is unraveling - scientists admit faulty information in order to push their political agenda; a "consensus" of scientists on glaciers melting is actually ONE scientist who wasn't so right. None of that matters. Al Gore and Yale University are indoctrinating students with a new faith: Climate Change Hysteria. (click project participants, go to "G" and who will you see? Al Gore! Shock!) I think someone needs to go to confession - now! (Excerpt below from Yale univ link, click on "Objectives")

Friday, January 22, 2010

she was practically a virgin.

But global warming climate models never make statements like that. They say that any temperature is possible, even if this possibility is low. Certain temperatures have probabilities as low as you like, but they are never precisely zero. (To anticipate an objection: “that number was practically zero” is logically equivalent to “she was practically a virgin.”)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

him a lying glaciers.

The IPCC treatment of Himalayan glaciers and its chairman's conflicts of interest are related. The points and time line below are as I understand them and are informed by reporting by Richard North.

1. In 2007 the IPCC issues its Fourth Assessment Report which contains the false claim that the Himalayan glaciers are expected to disappear by 2035.

2. The basis for that statement was a speculative comment made to a reporter by Syed Hasnain in 1999, who was then (and after) a professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.

3. Following the publication of the IPCC report, and the widespread media coverage of the false claim about Himalayan glaciers, Dr. Hasnain joins TERI as a Senior Fellow, where Dr. Pachauri is the director.

January 21, 2010 The UN’s top climate change body has issued an unprecedented apology over its flawed prediction that Himalayan glaciers were likely to disappear by 2035.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said yesterday that the prediction in its landmark 2007 report was “poorly substantiated” and resulted from a lapse in standards. “In drafting the paragraph in question the clear and well-established standards of evidence, required by the IPCC procedures, were not applied properly,” the panel said. “The chair, vice-chair and co-chairs of the IPCC regret the poor application of IPCC procedures in this instance.”

"It emerged last week that the prediction was based not on a consensus among climate change experts but on a media interview with a single Indian glaciologist in 1999."

WOW! so that's how they get the Good old Consensus .. ONE single Indian glaciologist. One Brick at the time the AGW wall is falling down.

The IPCC ,the left media,politicians and the Alarmists bragged about the AR4 report and it’s unquestionable scientific integrity.
2500 plus scientists..800 plus contributing authors..450 lead from 130 countries ..6 years in the making and one report 2007 AR4 .. IPCC Chairman "IPCC studies only peer-review science”.
This is not the first inaccuracy to be found in the AR4”.. I do agree it was not the first time and I would like to ask the " Alarmist" why they never reported any of those inaccuracies?
The skepticalscience blog said: “Unfortunately, the error was not spotted in the review process. This may be because it was buried deep in the working group II section”
Buried DEEP? It was smack in everyone’s face daily and was one of Al Gore big scare in the “ NOBEL prize winning crockumantary AIC. Maybe the IPCC should add this to it's COC ."Unless it fit within our range of scary scenarios then simple alarmist speculation from the WWF is acceptable and Peer reviews papers are not needed." It should be called the HIM A LYING report.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Global Warming: The Other Side

By John Coleman:

Is civilization doomed because of man-made global warming? You’ve been told your carbon footprint could lead to skyrocketing temperatures, melting ice caps, dying polar bears and “superstorms.” KUSI meteorologist, John Coleman, has an amazing story to tell of science gone bad, and new revelations as the “climategate” scandal comes to the United States. But there is another side to the story. See the special report that will explode the global warming myth.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

20 or 30 years of cooler temperatures.

The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world’s most eminent climate scientists.

Their predictions – based on an analysis of natural cycles in water temperatures in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans – challenge some of the global warming orthodoxy’s most deeply cherished beliefs, such as the claim that the North Pole will be free of ice in
summer by 2013.

According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado, Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007 – and even the most committed global warming activists do not dispute this.

They say that their research shows that much of the warming was caused by oceanic cycles when they were in a ‘warm mode’ as opposed to the present ‘cold mode’.

This challenge to the widespread view that the planet is on the brink of an irreversible catastrophe is all the greater because the scientists could never be described as global warming ‘deniers’ or sceptics.

However, both main British political parties continue to insist that the world is facing imminent disaster without drastic cuts in CO2.

Prof Latif, who leads a research team at the renowned Leibniz Institute at Germany’s Kiel University, has developed new methods for measuring ocean temperatures 3,000ft beneath the surface, where the cooling and warming cycles start.

He and his colleagues predicted the new cooling trend in a paper published in 2008 and warned of it again at an IPCC conference in Geneva last September.

Last night he told The Mail on Sunday: ‘A significant share of the warming we saw from 1980 to 2000 and at earlier periods in the 20th Century was due to these cycles – perhaps as much as 50 per cent.

'They have now gone into reverse, so winters like this one will become much more likely. Summers will also probably be cooler, and all this may well last two decades or longer.

‘The extreme retreats that we have seen in glaciers and sea ice will come to a halt. For the time being, global warming has paused, and there may well be some cooling.’

As Europe, Asia and North America froze last week, conventional wisdom insisted that this was merely a ‘blip’ of no long-term significance.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

The CBC and the Northwest Passage

"That was the first — that I'm aware of anyway — commercial cargo delivery from the east through the Northwest Passage.".. and of course repeated by the CBC and alarmist blogs as facts.
Then we get "Rayes said he's proud to know his company, which is a managing partner of Nunavut Sealink and Supply, is the first to deliver sealift cargo through the fabled Arctic waterway."

the CBC report "Waguih Rayes, the general manager of the company's Arctic division.

Rayes, who was on the vessel during its trip through the Northwest Passage, said the company informed the coast guard, which put an icebreaker on standby.

"They were ready to be there for us if we called them, but I didn't see one cube of ice," he said.
the original report was: "A member of the crew is reported to have claimed that " there was no ice whatsoever"
Now the rest of the story .

Nunavut communities await supplies from crippled Avataq.

Schools in Igloolik, Hall Beach and Repulse Bay still await supplies that were supposed to arrive two weeks ago on the MV Avataq, damaged Sept. 26 after a nearly disastrous incident in Hudson Strait near Salluit.

The breakdown, plus bad weather, threw the 113-metre ice-class cargo ship, owned by Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping Ltd., behind schedule by about two weeks.

A tug is now slated to tow the vessel to Igloolik between Oct. 7 and Oct. 9, and then on to Hall Beach, said Barry Tarrant, manager of the Northern store in Hall Beach.

His store, like Northern stores in Igloolik and Repulse Bay, is waiting for its entire sealift order to arrive. That includes soda pop, trucks, skidoos, bikes and food.

But communities in Nunavik won’t have to wait any longer for their sealifts.

Cargo for three communities in Nunavik was transferred during the weekend, from the Avataq on to the MV Camilla Desgagnés.

Kangiqsujuaq received its cargo on Saturday.

“Camilla is presently delivering the Puvirnituq cargo load, and then will sail to Inukjuak, with cargo onboard for clients of both carriers,” said Waguih Rayes, the general manager of Desgagnés Transarctik Inc., in an Oct. 5 email.

The MV Camilla Desgagnés remains on schedule for her subsequent destinations in the Kivalliq to deliver Nunavut Sealink and Supply Inc. cargo, he said.

The cargo ship remains on " SCHEDULE" and nothing out of the ordinary a typical normal delivery before winter since ...The MV Camilla Desgagnés is a Canadian cargo vessel that has operated since 1982 in the waters of eastern and Arctic Canada.

The CBC report state "
"Residents were surprised to see the MV Camilla Desgagnés come in from the east, he said."
One would think there would be a least some mention of this "SURPRISE" in the article from the Arctic news?
Here is another article for this year...

Posted by SJP on October 01, 2009: Some of the comments.. My gosh! For a second year in a row, NEAS has failed to provide on-time service to my community. Last year, the haul cracked on the ship destined to Igloolik. As a result, the NEAS ship arrived in mid/late October, and the weather was just nasty at that time. This year, the AVATAQ is already 3 weeks overdue (originally scheduled September 10, give or take a couple of days), and with the transfer of cargo from the AVATAQ to the AIVIQ, will only delay arrival once again. I’m OK with considering weather delays and ship issues, but why doesn’t NEAS change there scheduling to something earlier in the shipping year (such as NSSI, whom was here in late August)? "

Why indeed? this blind faith in Global warming is so strong with these people that putting sailors lives at risk is a non issue.
Why was the general manager Waguih Rayes doing on that ship?
well look no further ...Could this be the reason?

The Northeast Passage - a trade route linking North European and Siberian ports to Asia in summer months - has been open since 1934, and was made available as a route for international traffic after the fall of the Soviet Union.
The CBC as Tax payer funded entity cannot continue to ignore an entire section of the Canadian population. We must reclaim the CBC's impartiality or put it to rest by dismantling it, if it fails to respond to the tax payers.

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 possible year for NASA & the IPCC

Very good and need to be shared.

If you want a “green revolution” - and the evidence suggests that you don’t - it must truly be from the bottom up. This Government’s strategy - to sneer at the doubters - is doomed, not because doubt is the cornerstone of democracy but because, on this specific issue, the doubters are in the majority. Copenhagen marked the end of an era: it demonstrated the poverty and self-regard of elite politics, the introspection and self-congratulation of a political class still in love with itself because nobody else will love it. The lesson of 2009, from duck house to green summits, was that kind of politics was dead, and a new kind is needed.