Satellite data suggests global cooling

October 21, 2009

From MIT’s Energy & Environment journal, via the NCASI site:

Study: model in good agreement with satellite temperature data – suggest cooling

CONCLUSIONS
Analysis of the satellite data shows a statistically significant cooling trend for the past 12 to 13 years, with it not being possible to reject a flat trend (0 slope) for between 16 and 23 years. This is a length of time at which disagreement with climate models can no longer be attributed to simple LTP. On the other hand, studies cited herein have documented a 50–70 year cycle of climate oscillations overlaid on a simple linear warming trend since the mid-1800s and have used this model to forecast cooling beginning between 2001 and 2010, a prediction that seems to be upheld by the satellite and ocean heat content data. Other studies made this same prediction of transition to cooling based on solar activity indices or from ocean circulation regime changes. In contrast, the climate models predict the recent flat to cooling trend only as a rare stochastic event. The linear warming trend in these models that is obtained by subtracting the 60–70 yr cycle, while unexplained at present, is clearly inconsistent with climate model predictions because it begins too soon (before greenhouse gases were elevated) and does not accelerate as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate. This model and the empirical evidence for recent cooling thus provide a challenge to climate model accuracy.

My interpretation: More evidence that climate change is driven by the sun, probably as it regulates the influence of cosmic rays in the formation of clouds, not by anything anthropogenic. This is another example of why the alarmists and enviro-statists are desperate to sign a new climate treaty at Copenhagen and pass a cap-and-trade bill through Congress before the growing mass of evidence against Man-made global warming overwhelms them. Their “scientific case”  is rife with fraud and the Earth makes a mockery of them.

Unfortunately, their clownishness may cost us all dearly.

(via Watt’s Up With That?)


Chuck DeVore on the role of government

October 21, 2009

Since I shilled earlier for a candidate from the far Southeast, I’d be remiss if I didn’t bang the virtual drum for my California home-boy, Chuck DeVore. I believe Assemblyman DeVore gives us the best chance we’ve had in years to get rid of that check-bouncing disgrace, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Moron). Here’s Chuck on the role of government:

Needless to say*, I agree. Take the time to look around Chuck’s site and, if you like what you see, donate.

*(Then why am I saying it?)


Big terror arrest in Boston

October 21, 2009

Those misunderstanders of Islam are still trying to kill us. Don’t they get that it’s a religion of peace?

Of course, they were only doing their religious duty. It would insensitive and anti-multicultural of me to condemn them for it.

Which is fine with me.   Frustrated

(hat tip: The Jawa Report)

LINKS: More at Hot Air.


Breitbart torpedoes ACORN again

October 21, 2009

Right below the waterline. Undercover journalists James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles suckered the ACORN office in Philadelphia with a story about wanting to set up a house of prostitution and import underage Salvadoran girls to work it. When earlier ACORN prostitution scandals broke out, officials and defenders of the organization loudly claimed that O’Keefe and Giles had been kicked out of the Philly office and that they had been refused help for their criminal scheme. Well… judge for yourself:

Note: I’ve been told the audio is blanked when the ACORN employees are speaking because of Pennsylvania wiretap laws. This sets up an interesting dilemma: ACORN is sure to deny they did anything wrong, so Breitbart, O’Keefe, and Giles can counter by saying “Fine. Give us permission to unblock the audio and let the world hear who’s lying.” It’s effectively a trap for ACORN, and I’d be shocked if they agreed to such an offer.

It’s so much fun watching a criminal racket that’s been raping our electoral system go down in flames. popcorn

ADDENDUM: Note how bad this made the press look, too, for repeating ACORN’s lies without question.

LINKS: More at Hot Air.


Shilling for Rubio

October 21, 2009

Marco Rubio is Florida’s answer to California’s Chuck DeVore: a conservative state legislator trying for promotion to the US Senate in the face of opposition from the national Republican establishment, which prefers a more “electable” candidate – in Florida’s case, Governor Charlie Crist, who infamously endorsed Obama’s pork-laden stimulus program. Rubio is a smart, principled conservative with a compelling life story and has all the charisma Governor Crist lacks. I hope he wins the nomination and the general election. I can’t vote for him, but I can at least run his latest commercial. Tito?

You can learn more about Marco Rubio here. If you like what you see, consider contributing. And give Chuck some, too.


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