This month’s shock new bestseller in Germany is a climate skeptical book called Die Kalte Sonne (“The Cold Sun.”). It’s shocking not just because Germany has, up till now, been one of Europe’s most ecologically correct economies, but also because its co-author Professor Fritz Vahrenholt is one of the country’s best known environmentalists.
If Al Gore or David Suzuki or NASA’s Jim Hansen were suddenly to renounce man-made global warming, it could hardly be more surprising. Up until two years ago, Vahrenholt was Germany’s Godfather of Green: a green activist and former environment minister for the State of Hamburg. In his new book, however, published by one of Germany’s most respected, mainstream publishers Hoffman und Campe, Vahrenholt pours cold water on the notion of catastrophic man-made global warming. He accepts that the planet has warmed by 0.8 degrees C in the last century – but not the idea that this is anything to worry about.
Vahrenholt first began to smell a rat two years ago when he was asked to review an IPCC report on renewable energy. According to blogger P Gosselin he was not impressed:
Mere HER i The Energy Tribune. Denne er om samme emne – The GWPF:
The Himalayas and nearby peaks have lost no ice in past 10 years, study shows
Damian Carrington – 8 February 2012
Meltwater from Asia’s peaks is much less than previously estimated, but lead scientist says the loss of ice caps and glaciers around the world remains a serious concern
The world’s greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan, have lost no ice over the last decade, new research shows.
The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50bn tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfall.
The study is the first to survey all the world’s icecaps and glaciers and was made possible by the use of satellite data. Overall, the contribution of melting ice outside the two largest caps – Greenland and Antarctica – is much less than previously estimated, with the lack of ice loss in the Himalayas and the other high peaks of Asia responsible for most of the discrepancy.
Jeg sakker bag ud med klima. Man må jo lige følge lidt med i, hvordan vejret har det, ikke? Nå, – nu rydder jeg op:
C. Hedegaard om klima-passivitet: Demokrati er en del af problemet
29 december 2011 – af Esben Alslund-Lanthén
”Med situationen i den amerikanske kongres, den seneste femårsplan i Kina, og det faktum at der er en ny ledelse på vej begge steder, er der ikke ti vilde heste, der vil kunne få de to største udledere til at gå med til en tidligere deadline.” Det siger EU-klimakommissær Connie Hedegaard [...]
Mere HER i Ræson. Se også denne artikel af Lasse Marker i Ræson:
Never mind where you might stand on the question of global warming, global cooling, climate change or plain old weather. If there’s one constant to this entire climate debate, it is that in the name of “climate,” the United Nations wishes to regulate and tax the economy of the planet — stripping resources from the most productive economies to hand them out as assorted UN bureaucrats deem fit.
This is an agenda for global central planning — which, at the extreme, is what the Soviet Union envisioned as the radiant future of mankind, at least until the USSR itself collapsed as a basket case of monstrously misallocated resources, pervaded by the nightmare repression required to enforce such a system. Nonetheless, at the UN this agenda keeps coming up, year after year, at one climate conference after another. The proclamations of emergency have varied, but always, in the middle of it, there is the UN, proposing to serve as planner and traffic cop for global commerce — a role that entails the UN aiming to redirect resources and collecting a cut to cover the administrative enterprises of its own neo-colonial empire of agencies, organizations, intergovernmental outfits, programs and special envoys. Somehow that already includes a need for climate conferees to travel great distances at other people’s expense, with UN officials touching down from business class long-haul flights to spend a week, or maybe two, conferring at luxury hotels in locations such as Rio, Copenhagen, Cancun and Bali.
Mere HER hos Family Security Matters. Se også denne i The Daily Mail:
The Fraudsters Who Invent the “Science” of Climate Change
By Rael Jean Isaac – January 3, 2012
This is a book about the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an outfit few know much about if indeed they have heard of it at all. That’s unfortunate because the IPCC is having a huge impact on all our lives. The IPCC has fashioned the so-called “scientific consensus” that man-made global warming threatens the future of the planet. Its periodic weighty Reports (literally, they are in the range of 800 pages and up) are the basis for the efforts by the governments of developed countries to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions and in the process make the energy our economy depends on to function, and we depend on to drive our cars, heat our homes and power our appliances, vastly more expensive.
Journalist Donna Laframboise has exposed the full range of deceptive techniques, at times descending into outright fakery, practiced by the IPCC. While her sprightly title may suggest a flippant take on the issues, Laframboise has performed an astonishing feat of investigative journalism. It is all the more impressive given that she had retired from her journalistic career and was working as a solitary blogger, with none of the resources of the literally thousands of journalists worldwide who have covered the IPCC reports with mindless, slavish adoration.
U.S. Justice Department request puts chill on skeptical bloggers
In recent days I’ve been receiving calls and emails asking what the U.S. Justice Department wants with me. In fact, there has been a misunderstanding. I write a blog about climate-change dogma that has a similar Web address to a blogger in the United States. It is that person — who publishes under the pen name Jeff Id at NOconsensus.wordpress.com — who is being targeted.
Earlier this month, a trial attorney employed by the Justice Department’s criminal division sent a formal request to WordPress (the blogging software company) to freeze for 90 days “all stored communications, records, and other evidence in your possession” regarding three climate-skeptic blogs. ClimateAudit.org — written by Canadian Steve McIntyre and hosted on WordPress’ U.S.-based servers — was one of that trio. So was Tallbloke’s Talkshop, written by a U.K. resident and published at tallbloke.wordpress.com.
Thatcher advisor Lord Monckton to pursue fraud charges against Climategate scientists: Will present to police the case for ‘numerous specific instances of scientific or economic fraud’
Monckton: ‘I have begun drafting a memorandum for prosecuting authorities…to establish…the existence of numerous specific instances of scientific or economic fraud in relation to the official ‘global warming’ storyline…they will act, for that is what the law requires them to do’
Making the police state work for you
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in London – December 15, 2011
Now that six policemen from the Norfolk and Metropolitan forces have invaded the home and “borrowed” the computers of “Tallbloke”, the first blogger in the UK to reveal the existence of the 5000 Climategate 2.0 emails, you may ask why the British police seem so much more interested in tracking down and punishing the whistle-blower/“thief” than in dealing with the many crimes by crooked IPCC “scientists” that the emails expose.
There is a good reason why the police have gone after the whistle-blower and yet have not moved against those whose far more serious crimes the emails he released expose. Though the University of East Anglia has complained to the police about the “thief”, no one has complained about the climate crooks whose crimes the University seems so zealous to conceal.
“The New Malthusians” sounds like the name of a new wave or punk band, but just as new wave is old school, there is never anything new about Malthusianism no matter how many times it gets punked. Only the band members change. When the world’s population reached the estimated 7 billion mark a few weeks ago, the most famous Malthusian of modern times, Paul Ehrlich, made a few encore appearances for old time’s sake, but for the most part Ehrlich and his generation of Malthusian rock stars, such as Garrett Hardin, Lester Brown, and the Club of Rome, appear about a fresh as Keith Richards after a 7 am wake up call. The old guys really need to be retired (well, actually, Garrett Hardin is long dead anyway), to make room for the new kids. The criteria for making the list are simple: a winner’s Malthusianism has to be essentially unmodulated from the older kind, be relentlessly monotonic, be extremely lucrative, and/or a pretext for increased centralized political power.
Mere HER hos AEI eller her hos Power Line. Der er ingen part 1:
Climategate (Part II)
A sequel as ugly as the original
Steven F. Hayward | December 05, 2011
The conventional wisdom about blockbuster movie sequels is that the second acts are seldom as good as the originals. The exceptions, like The Godfather: Part II or The Empire Strikes Back, succeed because they build a bigger backstory and add dimensions to the original characters. The sudden release last week of another 5,000 emails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) of East Anglia University—ground zero of “Climategate I” in 2009—immediately raised the question of whether this would be one of those rare exceptions or Revenge of the Nerds II.
Before anyone had time to get very far into this vast archive, the climate campaigners were ready with their critical review: Nothing worth seeing here. Out of context! Cherry picking! “This is just trivia, it’s a diversion,” climate researcher Joel Smith told Politico. On the other side, Anthony Watts, proprietor of the invaluable WattsUpWithThat.com skeptic website, had the kind of memorable line fit for a movie poster. With a hat tip to the famous Seinfeld episode, Watts wrote: “They’re real, and they’re spectacular!” An extended review of this massive new cache will take months and could easily require a book-length treatment. But reading even a few dozen of the newly leaked emails makes clear that Watts and other longtime critics of the climate cabal are going to be vindicated.
More nails for the coffin of man-made global warming
November 28, 2011 – by Jim Lacey
Global-warming skeptics spend much of their time knocking down the fatuous warmist claim that the science is settled. According to the warmists, this singular piece of settled science is attested to by hundreds or thousands of highly credentialed scientists. In truth, virtually the entire warmist edifice is built around a small, tightly knit coterie of persons (one hesitates to refer to folks with so little respect for the scientific method as scientists) willing to falsify data and manipulate findings; or, to put it bluntly, to lie in order to push a political agenda not supported by empirical evidence. This is what made the original release of the Climategate e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia so valuable. They clearly identified the politicized core of climate watchers who were driving the entire warmist agenda. Following in their footsteps are all the other scientists who built their own research on top of the fraudulent data produced by the warmist core.
Mere HER i National Review Online. Og flere tosserier:
School turns heating off to ‘save planet’
Fury as kids shiver on coldest day
By John Coles – 06 Dec 2011
A headteacher got a roasting yesterday for turning the school heating OFF on one of the coldest days of the year — to save the planet.
Pupils shivered in coats, hats and scarves as temperatures fell to just 1°C (34°F).
Mere HER i The Sun. The Daily Mail har en tilsvarende artikel her.
Denne racismedom er halalhippie-isme for fulde hammer. Hvis man går venstrefløjens ærinde, må man gerne sige noget. Gør man ikke det, skal man holde kæft. Ellers bliver de hvide farvede forærmede. Jojo, sådan en kategorisering findes fra nu af. Kun negativt stærke minoriteter har rettigheder. Og vi andre skal betale gildet:
Court rules Bolt breached discrimination act
A court has found newspaper columnist Andrew Bolt breached the Racial Discrimination Act. Reporter Kerrie Ritchie discusses the court judgment.
Det er muligt at appellere dommen og det vil forhåbentligt også ske.
Ruling against Andrew Bolt will harm healthy debate, say libertarians
by Stephen Drill – September 28, 2011
THE Racial Discrimination Act should be reviewed following today’s court decision against Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt, civil libertarians say.
Federal Court Justice Mordy Bromberg found that fair-skinned Aboriginal people were reasonably likely to have been “offended, insulted, humiliated or intimidated by the imputations conveyed” in two articles written by Mr Bolt.
Justice Bromberg found the articles, published by the Herald Sun, contravened the Racial Discrimination Act.
But Liberty Victoria president Spencer Zifcak said that the Racial Discrimination Act was too broad. “In a public discourse people should be able to express themselves in a political and public debate that may from time to time insult or offend someone,” he said.
Mere HER i The Herald Sun. Tidligere blogget om sagen:
Artikler af Douglas Murray, Andrew Bolt, Daniel Pipes, Ezra Levant om Camerons varme luft. Jeg er ikke imponeret af reaktionerne på David Camerons tale. Det gælder også de skribenter, jeg har valgt herunder.
Cameron får travlt, hvis han skal standse det multikulturelle cirkus hos vore naboer. Alene målsætningen, “community cohesion”, som går ud på at behandle englænderne elendigt, fratage dem hævdvundne rettigheder og få dem til at holde kæft, er en udfordring. Visse indvandrede grupper kunne finde på at foranstalte en mindre borgerkrig i gadene, hvis ikke de får deres vilje. “Community cohesion” handler om særhensyn til indvandrere, der ikke vil tilpasse sig.
Nej, jeg tror ikke på Cameron. “Juristernes Europa” har overtaget al relevant lovgivning på området. At ophæve de foranstaltninger, der har givet os multikulturen, vil resultere i domfældelser for racisme. De nationale regeringer kan intet stille op. Heller ikke den engelske. Politikernes og Camerons beføjelser er forsvundet i traktater og overstatslige instanser.
Cameron’s Multicultural Wake-Up Call
The growth of Islamist extremism in the West is something even the politically correct can no longer ignore.
By Douglas Murray – London
‘Multiculturalism has failed,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron last weekend in Munich. If anybody thought they had read those words before, it is because they have. Many times. Last October German Chancellor Angela Merkel (sitting onstage with Mr. Cameron when he gave his speech on Saturday) said the same. Finally, Europe’s mainstream party leaders seem to be realizing what others have long noticed: Multiculturalism has been the most pernicious and divisive policy pursued by Western governments since World War II.
Multiculturalism is a deeply misunderstood idea. That was one of the reasons for its political success. People were led to believe that “multiculturalism” meant multiracialism, or pluralism. It did not. Nevertheless, for years anybody who criticized multiculturalism was immediately decried as a “racist.”
Mere HER i Wall Street Journal. Hvis der er paywall på, er det nødvendigt at google artiklens overskrift for at komme ind og læse resten.
Opdatering – kan også læses her hos The Frontier Centre for Public Policy
“Community cohesion” i engelsk forstand er kulturelt selvmord. Jeg synes, det er uklart, hvad den næste skribent egentlig mener:
Column – Cameron is right, and multiculturalism has failed
Andrew Bolt – February 09, 2011
HOW mad has multiculturalism made us? Dangerously so, when it’s had us financing even an Osama bin Laden fan club.
Let me tell you of this perfect example of all that’s wrong with multiculturalism, a policy to sponsor what divides us.
Then you might understand why the speech British Prime Minister David Cameron gave last week, demanding an end to the great multiculturalism disaster, must be heard here, too.
Mere HER i The Herald Sun. Tra-lu-la-lej. Her går det godt:
OBS: Kan nu også læses på dansk her på Daniel Pipes hjemmeside.
My Optimism About Europe
by Daniel Pipes – February 8, 2011
Perhaps alone in the coterie focused on the Islamist threat to Europe, I am cheerful these days. That’s because I see the anti-Islamist reaction growing even more quickly than the Islamist threat itself.
The stirring speech by British prime minister David Cameron on Feb. 5, in which he intelligently focused on what he called the “hands-off tolerance” of “Islamist extremism,” including its non-violent forms, exactly fits this pattern.
Mere HER på Daniel Pipes blog eller her i National Review Online. Det er multikultur, der er årsag til at kriminaliteten er steget og at skolerne ikke fungerer. Det er ikke forstået i den næste artikel:
Luton’s Muddy Message
February 8, 2011 – By Anthony Daniels
The British prime minister, David Cameron, spoke recently in Luton, a town long and universally despised in Britain by all who do not live there, against multiculturalism as an official doctrine and policy. He could hardly have chosen a time or a place more certain to stir up controversy: the day of his speech, members of the thuggish and fascistic English Defence League marched through Luton, nine of whose 23 Labour councilors (the largest party on the town council) are Muslim. There was one Muslim among the councilors of the other parties. There are no prizes for guessing, therefore, which party supports the expenditure of public money to support projects that supposedly benefit officially designated minorities, or at any rate minority “leaders.”
Much of what Mr. Cameron said was perfectly sensible, moderate, and self-evident. Many Muslims want to be absorbed seamlessly into British life; others want the imposition of sharia law, flirt with terrorism, and demand censorship of views that they find distasteful. There is no reason for anyone to make any accommodation whatsoever with the latter.
One hundred-and-fifty-four Canadian soldiers have died in Afghanistan, not just for the big things such as fighting international terrorists, but for the small things, too.
Like the right of Afghan girls to go to school. Simple things, like the right to listen to music. These things were actually banned under the Taliban, which enforced sharia law.
So what would our soldiers think of Winnipeg’s Louis Riel School Division, where a dozen Muslim immigrant families have demanded changes to the curriculum to accommodate their fundamentalist view of Islam? The families don’t want boys and girls in the same classes, such as physical education.