Archive for December, 2008
Al Gore is clearly going after the money, everywhere in the world. Let’s see. Is there any indication that he’s pushing this man-made climate change myth for monetary gain? Hmmm.
Speaking at a press conference last March in Geneva, Mr Gore said private industry should take the lead in creating environmentally friendly market capitalism noting that “more money is allocated by markets around the world in one hour than by all the governments on the planet in a full year.”
The Church of England has invested 150 million pounds with Gore’s “boutique” investment management firm, Generation Investment Management, founded in 2004 by Al Gore and David Blood, the former head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management firm. The firm is aptly named since it had “generated” almost 5 billion pounds from investors before the market collapse.
http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/news/?NewsID=3568 December 30, 2008
By George Conger
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ENVIRONMENT MINISTER (BELFAST), SAMMY WILSON: “I STILL THINK MAN-MADE CLIMATE CHANGE IS A CON.”
Spending billions on trying to reduce carbon emissions is one giant con that is depriving third world countries of vital funds to tackle famine, HIV and other diseases, Sammy Wilson said.
The DUP minister has been heavily criticised by environmentalists for claiming that ongoing climatic shifts are down to nature and not mankind.
But while acknowledging his views on global warming may not be popular, the East Antrim MP said he was not prepared to be bullied by eco fundamentalists.
“I’ll not be stopped saying what I believe needs to be said about climate change,” he said.
“Most of the people who shout about climate change have not read one article about it
“I think in 20 years’ time we will look back at this whole climate change debate and ask ourselves how on earth were we ever conned into spending the billions of pounds which are going into this without any kind of rigorous examination of the background, the science, the implications of it all. Because there is now a degree of hysteria about it, fairly unformed hysteria I’ve got to say as well.
“I mean I get it in the Assembly all the time and most of the people who shout about climate change have not read one article about climate change, not read one book about climate change, if you asked them to explain how they believe there’s a connection between CO2 emission and the effects which they claim there’s going to be, if you ask them to explain the thought process or the modelling that is required and the assumptions behind that and how tenuous all the connections are, they wouldn’t have a clue.
“They simply get letters about it from all these lobby groups, it’s popular and therefore they go along with the flow — and that would be ok if there were no implications for it, but the implications are immense.” [A case of Emperor’s New Clothes]
He said while people in the western world were facing spiralling fuel bills as a result of efforts to cut CO2, the implications in poorer countries were graver.
“What are the problems that face us either locally and internationally. Are those not the things we should be concentrating on?” he asked.
“HIV, lack of clean water, which kills millions of people in third world countries, lack of education.
“A fraction of the money we are currently spending on climate change could actually eradicate those three problems alone, a fraction of it.
“I think as a society we sometimes need to get some of these things in perspective and when I listen to some of the rubbish that is spoken by some of my colleagues in the Assembly it amuses me at times and other times it angers me.”
Despite his views on CO2, Mr Wilson said he does not intend to backtrack on commitments made by his predecessor at the Department of the Environment, Arlene Foster, to make the Stormont estate carbon neutral.
He said while he wasn’t worried about reducing CO2 output, he said the policy would help to cut fuels bills.
“I don’t couch those actions in terms of reducing Co2 emissions,” he said. “I don’t care about Co2 emissions to be quite truthful because I don’t think it’s all that important but what I do believe is, and perhaps this is where there can be some convergence, as far as using fuel more efficiently that is good for our economy; that makes us more competitive. If we can save in schools hundreds of thousands on fuel that’s more money being put for books or classroom assistants.
“So yes there are things we can do. If you want to express it terms of carbon neutral, I just express it terms of making the place more efficient, less wasteful and hopefully that will release money to do the proper things that we should be doing.”
December 31, 2008, Belfast Telegraph
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adapted by Stephen Corrin in Stories for Seven-Year-Olds. London 1964
Many years ago there lived an Emperor who was so exceedingly fond of fine new clothes that he spent vast sums of money on dress. To him clothes meant more than anything else in the world. He took no interest in his army, nor did he care to go to the theatre, or to drive about in his state coach, unless it was to display his new clothes. He had different robes for every single hour of the day.
In the great city where he lived life was gay and strangers were always coming and going. Everyone knew about the Emperor’s passion for clothes.
Now one fine day two swindlers, calling themselves weavers, arrived. They declared that they could make the most magnificent cloth that one could imagine; cloth of most beautiful colours and elaborate patterns. Not only was the material so beautiful, but the clothes made from it had the special power of being invisible to everyone who was stupid or not fit. for his post.
“What a splendid idea,” thought the Emperor. “What useful clothes to have. If I had such a suit of clothes I could know at once which of my people is stupid or unfit for his post.”
So the Emperor gave the swindlers large sums of money and the two weavers set up their looms in the palace. They demanded the finest thread of the best silk and the finest gold and they pretended to work at their looms. But they put nothing on the looms. The frames stood empty. The silk and gold thread they stuffed into their bags. So they sat pretending to weave, and continued to work at the empty loom till late into the night. Night after night they went home with their money and their bags full of the finest silk and gold thread. Day after day they pretended to work.
Now the Emperor was eager to know how much of the cloth was finished, and would have loved to see for himself. He was, however, somewhat uneasy. “Suppose,” he thought secretly, “suppose I am unable to see the cloth. That would mean I am either stupid or unfit for my post. That cannot be,” he thought, but all the same he decided to send for his faithful old minister to go and see. “He will best be able to see how the cloth looks. He is far from stupid and splendid at his work.”
So the faithful old minister went into the hall where the two weavers sat beside the empty looms pretending to work with all their might.
The Emperor’s minister opened his eyes wide. “Upon my life!” he thought. “I see nothing at all, nothing.” But he did not say so.
The two swindlers begged him to come nearer and asked him how he liked it. “Are not the colors exquisite, and see how intricate are the patterns,” they said. The poor old minister stared and stared. Still he could see nothing, for there was nothing. But he did not dare to say he saw nothing. “Nobody must find out,”‘ thought he. “I must never confess that I could not see the stuff.”
“Well,” said one of the rascals. “You do not say whether it pleases you.”
“Oh, it is beautiful-most excellent, to be sure. Such a beautiful design, such exquisite colors. I shall tell the Emperor how enchanted) I am with the cloth.”
“We are very glad to hear that,” said the weavers, and they started to describe the colors and patterns in great detail. The old minister listened very carefully so that he could repeat the description to the Emperor. They also demanded more money and more gold thread, saying that they needed it to finish the cloth. But, of course, they put all they were given into their bags and pockets and kept on working at their empty looms.
Soon after this the Emperor sent another official to see how the men were ,getting on and to ask whether the cloth would soon be ready. Exactly the same happened with him as with the minister. He stood and stared, but as there was nothing to be seen, he could see nothing.
“Is not the material beautiful?” said the swindlers, and again they talked of ‘the patterns and the exquisite colors. “Stupid I certainly am not,” thought the official. “Then I must be unfit for my post. But nobody shall know that I could not see the material.” Then he praised the material he did not see and declared that he was delighted with the colors and the marvelous patterns.
To the Emperor he said when he returned, “The cloth the weavers are preparing is truly magnificent.”
Everybody in the city had heard of the secret cloth and were talking about the splendid material.
And now the Emperor was curious to see the costly stuff for himself while it was still upon the looms. Accompanied by a number of selected ministers, among whom were the two poor ministers who had already been before, the Emperor went to the weavers. There they sat in front of the empty looms, weaving more diligently than ever, yet without a single thread upon the looms.
“Is not the cloth magnificent?” said the two ministers. “See here, the splendid pattern, the glorious colors.” Each pointed to the empty loom. Each thought that the other could see the material.
“What can this mean?” said the Emperor to himself. “This is terrible. Am I so stupid? Am I not fit to be Emperor? This is disastrous,” he thought. But aloud he said, “Oh, the cloth is perfectly wonderful. It has a splendid pattern and such charming colors.” And he nodded his approval and smiled appreciatively and stared at the empty looms. He would not, he could not, admit he saw nothing, when his two ministers had praised the material so highly. And all his men looked and looked at the empty looms. Not one of them saw anything there at all. Nevertheless, they all said, “Oh, the cloth is magnificent.”
They advised the Emperor to have some new clothes made from this splendid material to wear in the great procession the following day.
“Magnificent.” “Excellent.” “Exquisite,” went from mouth to mouth and everyone was pleased. Each of the swindlers was given a decoration to wear in his button-hole and the title of “Knight of the Loom”.
The rascals sat up all that night and worked, burning more than sixteen candles, so that everyone could see how busy they were making the suit of clothes ready for the procession. Each of them had a great big pair of scissors and they cut in the air, pretending to cut the cloth with them, and sewed with needles without any thread.
There was great excitement in the palace and the Emperor’s clothes were the talk of the town. At last the weavers declared that the clothes were ready. Then the Emperor, with the most distinguished gentlemen of the court, came to the weavers. Each of the swindlers lifted up an arm as if he were holding something. “Here are Your Majesty’s trousers,” said one. “This is Your Majesty’s mantle,” said the other. “The whole suit is as light as a spider’s web. Why, you might almost feel as if you had nothing on, but that is just the beauty of it.”
“Magnificent,” cried the ministers, but they could see nothing at all. Indeed there was nothing to be seen.
“Now if Your Imperial Majesty would graciously consent to take off your clothes,” said the weavers, “we could fit on the new ones.” So the Emperor laid aside his clothes and the swindlers pretended to help him piece by piece into the new ones they were supposed to have made.
The Emperor turned from side to side in front of the long glass as if admiring himself.
“How well they fit. How splendid Your Majesty’s robes look: What gorgeous colors!” they all said.
“The canopy which is to be held over Your Majesty in the procession is waiting,” announced the Lord High Cham
“I am quite ready,” announced the Emperor, and he looked at himself again in the mirror, turning from side to side as if carefully examining his handsome attire.
The courtiers who were to carry the train felt about on the ground pretending to lift it: they walked on solemnly pretending to be carrying it. Nothing would have persuaded them to admit they could not see the clothes, for fear they would be thought stupid or unfit for their posts.
And so the Emperor set off under the high canopy, at the head of the great procession. It was a great success. All the people standing by and at the windows cheered and cried, “Oh, how splendid are the Emperor’s new clothes. What a magnificent train! How well the clothes fit!” No one dared to admit that he couldn’t see anything, for who would want it to be known that he was either stupid or unfit for his post?
None of the Emperor’s clothes had ever met with such success.
But among the crowds a little child suddenly gasped out, “But he hasn’t got anything on.” And the people began to whisper to one another what the child had said. “He hasn’t got anything on.” “There’s a little child saying he hasn’t got anything on.” Till everyone was saying, “But he hasn’t got anything on.” The Emperor himself had the uncomfortable feeling that what they were whispering was only too true. “But I will have to go through with the procession,” he said to himself.
So he drew himself up and walked boldly on holding his head higher than before, and the courtiers held on to the train that wasn’t there at all.
BELIEVE YOUR FIVE SENSES. BELIEVE WEATHER INSTRUMENTS. BELIEVE RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES, SNOW AND BLIZZARDS. BELIEVE RECORD EARLY AND LATE WINTER WEATHER. COMPARE TODAY’S TEMPERATURE TO HISTORICAL TEMPERATURES.
DON’T BELIEVE THE TWO SWINDLERS AND WEAVERS OF DECEPTION – AL GORE AND GANG.
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2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved.
By Christopher Booker
Last Updated: 5:51PM GMT 27 Dec 2008
“Looking back over my columns of the past 12 months, one of their major themes was neatly encapsulated by two recent items from The Daily Telegraph.
The first, on May 21, headed “Climate change threat to Alpine ski resorts” , reported that the entire Alpine “winter sports industry” could soon “grind to a halt for lack of snow”. The second, on December 19, headed “The Alps have best snow conditions in a generation” , reported that this winter’s Alpine snowfalls “look set to beat all records by New Year’s Day”.
Please visit the web site above and read the whole story with all the facts. It’s worth it.
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The Drudge Report is listing articles such as “Ice Age”, “All parts of Canada may see first white Christmas since 1971”, “Severe cold wave to hit Europe”, “Beijing’s coldest December day in 57 years”, “Bitter cold, high winds chill Midwest,” -30 in Chicago”, “NYC -10″…
The radio just reported that Arizona may get its third snow in a week.
Houston had low thirties temps last night and today.
Colorado ski resorts have plenty of snow, but may be too cold to ski.
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New York conference expected to draw up to 1,000 scientists and experts. Global warming crisis “cancelled” by new scientific discoveries.
The 2009 International Conference on Climate Change will serve as a platform for scientists and policy analysts from around the world who question the theory of man-made climate change. This year’s theme, “Global Warming Crisis: Cancelled,” calls attention to new research findings that contradict the conclusions of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. (IPCC is the United Nations panel on climate change.)
Visit http://www.heartland.org/events/NewYork09/newyork09.html for more information on the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change, to be held in New York March 8-10, 2009.
“Last March we proved that the skeptics in the debate over global warming constitute the center or mainstream of the scientific community, while the alarmists are on the fringe,” said Heartland President Joseph Bast. “In the past six months, the science has grown even more convincing that global warming is not a crisis. Opinion polls and political events, including the defeat of ‘cap-and-trade’ legislation in the U.S. Senate, also suggest this ‘crisis’ is over. It has been cancelled by sound science and common sense.”
Global cooling at CNN as meteorologists oppose “global warming theory” on “Lou Dobbs”.
CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers, an American Meteorological Society certified meteorologist, had never bought into the notion that man can alter the climate.
“You know, to think that we could affect weather all that much is pretty arrogant,” Myers said. “Mother Nature is so big, the world is so big, the oceans are so big – I think we’re going to die from a lack of fresh water or we’re going to die from ocean acidification before we die from global warming, for sure.”
“We have 100 years worth of data, not millions of years that the world’s been around,” Myers continued.
Dr. Jay Lehr, an expert on environmental policy, told “Lou Dobbs Tonight” (CNN) viewers you can detect subtle patterns over recorded history, but that dates back to the 13th Century.
“If we go back really, in recorded human history, in the 13th Century, we were probably 7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than we are now and it was a very prosperous time for mankind,” Lehr said. “If we go back to the Revolutionary War 300 years ago, it was very, very cold. We’ve been warming out of that cold spell from the Revolutionary War period and now we’re back into a cooling cycle.”
Lehr suggested the earth is presently entering a cooling cycle – a result of nature, not man.
“The last 10 years have been quite cool,” Lehr continued. “And right now, I think we’re going into cooling rather than warming and that should be a much greater concern for humankind. But, all we can do is adapt. It is the sun that does it, not man.”
Lehr is a senior fellow and science director of The Heartland Institute, an organization that will be holding the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change in New York March 8-10.
Another CNN meteorologist attacked the concept that man is somehow responsible for changes in climate last year. Rob Marciano charged Al Gore’s 2006 movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” had some inaccuracies.
“There are definitely some inaccuracies,” Marciano said during the Oct. 4, 2007 broadcast of CNN’s “American Morning.” “The biggest thing I have a problem with is this implication that Katrina was caused by global warming.”
Marciano also said that, “global warming does not conclusively cause stronger hurricanes like we’ve seen,” pointing out that “by the end of this century we might get about a 5 percent increase.”
He came under a lot of pressure and oppostion and had to reverse himself the following day. He gave in to save himself.
Please read http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20081218205953.aspx for more information by By Jeff Poor Business & Media Institute
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“It is being called the snowiest December that Las Vegas has ever seen. Officially, 3.6 inches of snow was recorded.
The winter storm dumped more than a foot of fresh snow at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort on Mt. Charleston.
The National Weather Service says this is the most snow Southern Nevada has seen in nearly 30 years and it caused some major problems.”
Winter Blast Sets Record in Las Vegas, Sets Sights on New York
Snowstorm Likely To Dump 1 Foot Or More
Winter Storm Warning Issued For Chicago Area
Frigid Storm Closes California Freeways, Drops Snow in Malibu
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The greatest story should be the SNOWJOB done on the American people by Al Gore and Company.
It’s not officially winter yet, and cold weather storms have been hitting states, including the south, for weeks now. Houston and Galveston, Texas had a rare snow December 10, their last snow falling on a beautiful Christmas Eve in 2004. Warnings for freezing rain have been issued for tonight.
The Associated Press reported on blizzards, snow storms and freezes all across the country.
Freezing air blanketed much of the nation Tuesday, making roads hazardous in Texas and slowing recovery from ice storm blackouts in New England, in the second day of a bitter cold wave.
Temperatures were 20 below zero and lower across the northern Plains, and a band of snow, freezing rain and sleet stretched from Kansas along the Ohio Valley to Maine.
Dozens of schools closed in Kentucky and Tennessee because of slippery roads and salt truck crews started working before dawn. Up to a half-foot of snow had fallen in parts of Kentucky.
“It’s pretty treacherous,” said Jodi Shacklette, a Kentucky State Police dispatcher in Elizabethtown. “We’re working wrecks just left and right.”
Police in North Texas had to close some highway overpasses because they were so slippery with ice.
Some of the sharpest cold Tuesday was in northern Minnesota, where Hibbing bottomed out at 32 below zero and International Falls dropped to 28 below. In the middle of the state, St. Cloud fell to 24 below, breaking its old record of 21 below set in 1963.
The weather service posted winter storm warnings Tuesday for parts of the Southwest — where New Mexico had numerous school closings, including those in Albuquerque — and the Ohio Valley.
Winter weather advisories were in effect across the Midwest and from Texas to New England, where utilities were still repairing power lines snapped by last week’s devastating ice storm.
New Hampshire utilities reported roughly 113,000 homes and businesses still without power Tuesday, down from a peak of 430,000. Central Maine Power said about 10,700 customers were still in the dark and a spokesman said it expected to have power restored Wednesday. About 77,000 customers are still waiting for service in Massachusetts, state officials said.
New Hampshire residents were warned Tuesday that some of them might have to wait longer than expected for electricity.
“It’s fair to say there may be some pockets of customers that would be (without power) beyond the weekend,” said Tom Goetz, chairman of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission. In places, he said, utility workers must still wait for other crews to clear fallen limbs and other debris before they can reach outages.
While the cold slammed across the West and Midwest on Monday, the Northeast had enjoyed unseasonably mild weather, with temperatures above 50 in New England and to 65 in New York City.
“Finally, everyone is walking around in the neighborhood. It is so nice,” said JoAnn Trudeau, 62, who hasn’t had power since Friday morning at her home in Hooksett, N.H., near Manchester.
However, the cold also was moving into the Northeast. Manchester had a 9 a.m. temperature Tuesday of 37 and readings were expected to go down during the day, not up.
Even Southern California was warned of temperatures falling into the mid-30s by late Wednesday.
On Monday, thermometers read 31 below Monday in Glasgow, Mont., and the wind chill was 45 below, the weather service said. The Texas Panhandle had lows in the single digits, and Goodland, Kan., registered a record low of minus 10.
The cold wave and storms that accompanied had been implicated in at least 14 deaths. An avalanche in Colorado killed a Ski Patrol member, and exposure probably killed an 87-year-old man found outside his Montana nursing home. Weather-related traffic accidents were blamed for three deaths in Oklahoma, one in Illinois and two each in Minnesota, Missouri and California. In Northern California, a man was washed off a jetty by large waves and a homeless woman died of exposure.
Snow was reported in Las Vegas this week.
Global warming raging – or is it?
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Very few, if any, know that Christopher Columbus was Jewish by heritage. And not very many know that he was a Christian of the Catholic faith, and very strong in his faith. It’s not included in school textbooks today, nor brought out in media documentaries. But knowing that he descended from Spanish Jews who converted to Catholicism to save their lives, and two generations later were strong in their Christian faith, sheds a great deal of light on a divine purpose for America, the new land that Columbus was led to by God’s Holy Spirit, as Columbus recorded in his personal diary.
Before we can see any providential significance to this event in world history, we must first be familiar with conditions in the rest of the world at the time and for centuries preceding October 12, 1492. Beginning with Moses and the Israelites in the wilderness after escaping Pharoah of Egypt and crossing the Red Sea, the Jews have celebrated seven feasts or festivals every year. These feasts were designed and ordered by God and explained to Moses when he met Him up on Mount Sinai. (See Leviticus 23 in the Old Testament of the Bible)
In addition to the feasts and the Ten Commandments, God instructed Moses and the Israelites to construct a special and peculiar tent and dedicate it to Him. It was His dwelling place among the people. He manifested a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night over His tent. When God moved the cloud, the people moved with it. As long as the cloud stayed, they stayed. The cloud and fire led the Israelites through the wilderness to the land of milk and honey. But the greatest purpose of the tent was that this was where God dwelt among His people.
The seven feasts have been observed ever since those wilderness days and still are today all over the world wherever Jews dwell. The first three are observed in the spring and the fourth in the summer. The last three are celebrated in the fall. The seventh and final feast is The Feast of Tabernacles, which usually occurs in our month of October and is celebrated for seven days. (The Jewish calendar used a lunar/thirty day count, meaning that it doesn’t always fall on the same day on our calendar.)
“Tabernacles” is a big word that means “tents”. The Israelites lived in tents those forty years they wandered in the wilderness, and this feast commemorates that life. But all the feasts have an historical commemoration and a spiritual one. God used them to teach the Jews something spiritual. It was really the most important aspect of these feasts.
“Tabernacles” also means “dwelling and sanctuary”. The Israelites dwelt in tents and God dwelt among His people in His Tabernacle/Tent. The purpose of the Feast of Tabernacles is to observe and celebrate that God dwells among His people. Yes, Jews commemorate those days they dwelt in tents and God provided their every material need, but the greater theme is that God Almighty chose to come down and dwell among His people in a tent in their midst.
“…make a sanctuary for Me, and I will dwell among them.” Exodus 25:8
Christopher Columbus left Spain in August, 1492, arriving in the New World, America, on October 12, 1492, which was the final and seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles. He discovered what was to become the safest place on Earth for the persecuted Jews to dwell – a virtual land of milk and honey. Columbus, a Spanish Jew, discovered America on the seventh day of the seventh Jewish feast (really God’s feast), a day on which Jewish priests in the temple in Jerusalem would form a procession and march around the altar seven times praying for salvation and prosperity, both of which the Jewish people of seven continents have found in America.
(This is all recorded history. I invite everyone to research this subject because there is much, much more that could be brought out if time and space permitted.)
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