Friday, January 19, 2007

Eating Crow - Big Time

He's hoping you won't notice or, if you do, that you'll forget by the time we have another election. Stephen Harper and Global Warming, who'd a thunk it? Stephen the Green and it all seemed to happen virtually overnight.

Stevie now gets it, right? He's gone from global warming denier to global warming advocate in about the time it takes him to change his underwear.

He gets it so much that he's bringing back many of the Liberal initiatives he so recently scorned. A big announcement is expected today that will do just that, of course without admitting it. How about something close to a billion dollars for wind power programmes or Liberal initiatives to encourage energy-saving home upgrades?

Whatever you do, just don't call them Liberal. You gotta forget all that. These are Tory initiatives, always were - right? There'll be a lot of tweaking to make it appear distinct from the Liberal programmes, solar and tidal power technology as though these areas would never have been thought of by Stephane Dion.

Hey, when was the last time you heard Stevie puff himself up and bellow "energy superpower"? He seems to have dummied up on that one lately.

By the way, has anyone noticed that CanWest still can't bring itself to use the term "global warming" substituting the Republican alternative "climate change" instead? Hey Asper, don't sugar coat it. It is global warming, accept it, Stevie has.


EX-NDIP said...

News Flash . . . Global Warming . . . the new religion of the left.
There is neither concensus among the Climatologists or proof that it even exists . . . fact.
1 degree farenheit in the last 100 years certainly doesn't upset me a whole lot.

Comments on Algore’s scarey movie by REAL SCIENTISTS . . .

Dr. Chris de Freitas, climate scientist, associate professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand: ”I can assure Mr. Gore that no one from the South Pacific islands have fled to New Zealand because of rising seas. In fact, if Gore consults the data, he will see it shows sea level falling in some parts of the Pacific.”

Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner, emeritus professor of paleogeophysics & geodynamics, Stockholm University, Sweden: “We find no alarming sea level rise going on, in the Maldives, Tovalu, Venice, the Persian Gulf and even satellite altimetry if applied properly.”

Dr. Paul Reiter, Professor - Institut Pasteur, Unit of Insects and Infectious Diseases, Paris, France, comments on Gore’s belief that Nairobi and Harare were founded just above the mosquito line to avoid malaria and how the mosquitoes are now moving to higher altitudes: “Gore is completely wrong here - malaria has been documented at an altitude 2500 m - Nairobi and Harare are at altitudes of about 1500 m. The new altitudes of malaria are lower than those recorded 100 years ago. None of the “30 so called new diseases” Gore references are attributable to global warming, none.”

Dr. Mitchell Taylor, Manager, Wildlife Research Section, Department of Environment, Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada: “Our information is that 7 of 13 populations of polar bears in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (more than half the world’s estimated total) are either stable, or increasing …. Of the three that appear to be declining, only one has been shown to be affected by climate change. No one can say with certainty that climate change has not affected these other populations, but it is also true that we have no information to suggest that it has.”

Dr. Petr Chylek, adjunct professor, Dept. of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada: “Mr. Gore suggests that Greenland melt area increased considerably between 1992 and 2005. But 1992 was exceptionally cold in Greenland and the melt area of ice sheet was exceptionally low due to the cooling caused by volcanic dust emitted from Mt. Pinatubo. If, instead of 1992, Gore had chosen for comparison the year 1991, one in which the melt area was 1% higher than in 2005, he would have to conclude that the ice sheet melt area is shrinking and that perhaps a new ice age is just around the corner.”

Dr. Gary D. Sharp, Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study, Salinas, California: “The oceans are now heading into one of their periodic phases of cooling. … Modest changes in temperature are not about to wipe them [coral] out. Neither will increased carbon dioxide, which is a fundamental chemical building block that allows coral reefs to exist at all.”

Dr. R. M. Carter, professor, Marine Geophysical Laboratory, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia: “Both the Antarctic and Greenland ice caps are thickening. The temperature at the South Pole has declined by more than 1 degree C since 1950. And the area of sea-ice around the continent has increased over the last 20 years.”

Dr./Cdr. M. R. Morgan, FRMS, formerly advisor to the World Meteorological Organization/climatology research scientist at University of Exeter, U.K.: “From data published by the Canadian Ice Service there has been no precipitous drop off in the amount or thickness of the ice cap since 1970 when reliable over-all coverage became available for the Canadian Arctic.”

Rob Scagel, M.Sc., forest microclimate specialist, Pacific Phytometric Consultants, Surrey, British Colombia, Canada comments on Gore’s belief that the Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) is an “invasive exotic species” that has become a plague due to fewer days of frost: “The MPB is a species native to this part of North America and is always present. The MPB epidemic started as comparatively small outbreaks and through forest management inaction got completely out of hand.”

Harper is doing an excellent job of neutralising "Kyoto" Dion . . . the environment minister who doesn't even remember the Tar Sands negotiations with the US while he was in government . . .
Why not list all the real scientists that support the so-called GW Theory . . . I mean Climatologists and Paleoclimatologists . . . been waiting for the list for years now!!!

The Mound of Sound said...

Sorry DIP but there is an overwhelming concensus on this but you'll never learn about it from FOX or NewsMax. If you want to eat the drivel they dish out that's your business. You want to learn about the "real" scientists who support GW? A guy with your curiosity and openess can find them easily. You can start by looking into the IPCC. Good luck on your quest for knowledge.

Feynman and Coulter's Love Child said...

You want to learn about the "real" scientists who support GW? A guy with your curiosity and openess can find them easily. You can start by looking into the IPCC.

And here I was foolishly going to ask if any of these so-called "real scientists" were government funded. Turns out that's the lynchpin of the organization's title.

Sorry, but if global warming devotees can refuse any scientist who isn't paid for by biased governments, then those of us who have realistic ideas of humanity's impact on the globe can do the same.

Find me some scientists not funded by government or pro-environment NGOs that believe in global warming. Leave these special interest groups at home.

The Mound of Sound said...

Feynman: Your logic is incredulous. Many of them do work for governments, NGOs and universities, but so what? Oh I see, you suggest there is a dark, global conspiracy by the Western world to make life miserable for Big Oil, is that it? Or are you just being silly?