Global Warming!!!!

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    Newsflash April 9, 2007

    Freezing tempatures have blanketed the nation this morning covering almost the entire continent of North America. Snow is falling right now over a larger area than EVER IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND for April 9th since records were kept. The Easter Bunny's pecker is frozen into a permanent woody.

    As of 5:00 am this morning more area has accumulated snow than EVER IN HISTORY for this date.

    Farmers report the loss of more crops especially citrus products than in any year of record this past winter.

    Frigid tempatures have covered the nation this morning and it is snowing everywhere. The midwest is covered. Wyoming interstates are closed and considered too trecherous to travel. New Mexico has as much as a foot of snow in some places and folks who NEVER see snow have it this morning.

    Al Gore's residence has the thermostat set at 80 degrees in all 32 rooms this morning and I suspect his jet crew will have to take extreme precautions against icing to see that his private jet functions properly today for when he takes it around to warn everyone about global warming on Monday after he flies it to relatives houses for Easter. I understand he phoned John Edwards earlier this morning to inquire as to how he is warming his big phat palace as well.

    One might note that Phoenix, Arizona (the nation's warmest metropolis) experienced it's lowest average high temps in 50 years last year. This was also true for many other cities in the US.

    The 5 major hurricanes that were predicted to kill hundreds of Americans, well, didn't happen. As a matter of fact not one single hurricane made landfall in the US last year. Not ONE!!!!!! This doesn't lend much credibility to the scare tactics used by so called "experts" does it?

    Poor Easter Bunny!
     
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    Someone please break the news to Al Gore - you will find him in his mansion. Look for the one with the electric meter spinning around at 60 miles per hour
     
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    You dont find this a glaring example of Climate Change?
     
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    Agence France Presse: 50 Million People to Lose Homes to Global Warming
    Posted by Warner Todd Huston on April 8, 2007 - 08:14.
    Agence France Presse has published a whopper about Global Warming, titled "Climate refugees -- the growing army without a name", in which we get the claims of a UN Climate Committee that "50 million" will be homeless because of Global Warming "by 2010". But the report is so filled with could be's, might be's and the ever popular "some experts say" that it is hard to take the claims seriously. It is, in fact, downright impossible to believe a word in the report unless you suspend all faculties of disbelief and merely accept as a matter of faith that they "could be" right. Of course, that is the nub of the Globaloney debate in the first place; the willing suspension of disbelief.

    The first paragraph of this report sets a dichotomy that the rest of the report tries hard to refute with their "expert" testimony.

    Global warming could create tens of millions of climate refugees, although numbers are hard to predict with accuracy and the definition itself is open to debate, experts say.

    "Experts say", do they? Yet, even as the claims that our mean 'ol Globaloney could create all these refugees the report admits it is "hard to predict with accuracy". Then how do we take them seriously? Could our "experts" be any more disingenuous?

    Just about every paragraph is so filled with qualifiers that it is hard to know where facts begin and fantasy reigns. The next two paragraphs don't work to solidify real facts any better than the self-contradictory first one.

    "According to some estimates, there are already almost as many environmentally displaced people on the planet as traditional refugees," said Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

    "As the impacts of climate change strike home, the numbers are likely to rise considerably, possibly as high as 50 million by 2010," de Boer said on Friday on the sidelines of a meeting in Brussels of the UN's top climate panel.

    In our first three short paragraphs alone we find one "could", one "some" and one "likely", not to mention one "hard to predict with accuracy" and one "according to some estimates", qualifying the claims as not grounded in provable fact.

    We are presented with not one salient fact in a piece that abounds with fearmongering and arm waving. Of course the UN wants ever more power and money to "solve" the problem that they cannot even quantify, naturally.

    The most ridiculous part of the article uses Hurricane Katrina to justify their absurd refugee claims.

    By some yardstick, it could also apply to the tens of thousands who fled New Orleans in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, they say.

    Some scientists, though, say there is no long-term evidence yet for declaring Katrina to have been a storm intensified by global warming, rather than a natural, extremely violent event.

    "By some yardstick"... now that was a howler.

    Another amusing quote was by one Thomas Downing, director of the Stockholm Environment Institute at Oxford, who said "Not all will be permanent refugees..." What, exactly is a "permanent refugee", anyway? At some point aren't they just called immigrants? How can you be a "permanent refugee"? When someone leaves their home as a refugee for what ever reason do they forever more just wander the Earth never to settle again?

    What tosh.

    Even our renowned "experts" cannot seem to agree what the term "environmental refugee" means. As the report nears its end a disagreement is extent.

    ...A major report on the impact of global warming released by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at the Brussels meeting avoided the term "refugee" entirely, referring instead to "environmental migrants."

    ..."Estimates of the number of people who may become environmental migrants are at best guesswork," the report said, citing several uncertainties: migrations that are often temporary or seasonal, while motivations are complex and can include the desire to escape from poverty.

    ..."The UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) doesn't want people to talk about climate refugees," UNFCCC spokesman John Hay said. "They would prefer that the term 'refugee' apply to politics only."

    In other words, they got nuthin' but a political agenda. In this case, they don''t even have Al Gore's vaunted "consensus"!

    What they do have, however, is what my neighborhood pals when I was a child used to call "shoulda', coulda' woulda's". Nothing but a bunch of claims, but not a single concrete fact is to be had.

    But like all Globaloney zealots, fear is all they need to wring out of their flock of true believers more money for ever more "studies" and increasing support to legitimize the UN panels and committees that will result in ever more political power for the those who claim to be the "experts". Truly a self-perpetuating scheme they have there.

    And, obviously, they can count on the AFP to lend them a hand.

    http://newsbusters.org/node/11906
     

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