By Ghost of John Brown
Ever since "Climategate", most reasonably intelligent people have come to see that man-made global warming has been foisted upon humanity by vain money-grubbers that see man's vindictive brutalizing of mother earth at every turn. Since then it just honestly hasn't been that interesting to look at the global warming debate. It's kind of like arguing with Cubs fans about which Chicago baseball team is better. It's been proven so remarkably clear, there is just no fun in the argument anymore.
However, the hamster wheels embedded in the mischief minds of the environmental left just keep turning. Thus, it is up to yours truly to drag the bottoms of the internet to bring the important news out for you, the loyal reader. Click below the fold for some of the latest nutty news from the left.
The Internet is Truly Forever:
A couple of hundred years ago, you could make worthless predictions and no one could remember what you said, and thus it didn't matter if those predictions were as accurate as a down field pass from Rex Grossman or not. Well, unless your name is Nostradamus. Today, however, we have the all glorious invention from Al Gore, the internet. The internet has a rather pesky way of keeping track of silly predictions for all to read years or decades later. Here are a couple of pretty interesting ones:
Snow in Wales: Back in 2007, climate change "expert", DOCTOR Clive Walmsley (if your name starts off with "Doctor", you can never say that loud enough) predicted that within 15 years all of the snow on Wales' highest mountain would disappear. This was wildly proclaimed by that bastion of fair minded press, the BBC. Well oh my golly, shucks, the snow has returned.......in June. Hat Tip to "Watts up with That".
IPCC Global Warming Models Just Aren't Matching Reality: Back in 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted that by the year 2030, there would most likely be a global warming of 1.3-2.8 degrees C, with a "best estimate" of 2.0 degrees C. Well campers, how is that working out so far? Clive Best has completed a nice summary - click here. Extrapolating to 2011 from the 2030 prediction, we should have seen a rise of 0.37-0.79 degrees C, with a "best" guess of 0.58 degrees. Unfortunately for the IPCC, global temperatures rose only slightly by 0.2 degrees from 1990 to 2000 and have remained flat ever since with temperatures dropping slightly in the last couple of years. But most inconveniently for the internet's founder, Al Gore, CO2 levels have been steadily increasing the whole time while temperatures have subsided or are going down. Perhaps it's Al's fault.
The Forests Aren't Going Bye-bye After All
We have al seen the stories about how evil the world is for allowing deforestation. That other bastion of sane and reasonable reporting, The Guardian, reported back in 2007 that deforestation was the "hidden cause of global warming". Wow, that sounds really bad. Too bad it isn't true. A new study that looked at the forest conditions in 68 countries has reported that the world's forests are capturing MORE carbon dioxide. The reason that forests are able to do this is that the density of the forests are increasing. Interestingly, a lot of the growth comes from those evil logging companies. Perhaps one of the most interesting comments in the story was this one:
"Global warming, blamed by the U.N. panel of climate experts mainly on human use of fossil fuels, might itself be improving growth conditions for trees in some regions."
Hold on to your hiking boots for one second there Paul Bunyon. The environmental wackos have said that CO2 is causing global warming. However, if we have global warming, the trees will grow faster and thus suck up more carbon dioxide. That's what is called a negative feedback loop. In other words, the planet has a certain ability to self-regulate. Oh well, so much for that runaway global warming and that "tipping point" you keep hearing about.
Tornadoes and Global Warming
This one has "Epic Fail" written all over it. A number of high profile pseudo scientists have recently proclaimed that this year's rash of tornadoes is related to global warming. Not only are these people wrong, they are laughably wrong. Bill Nye "The Science Guy" proclaimed the connection on Fox News. Perhaps one of the smartest women on the planet, Rosie O'Donnell, also proclaimed the link. However, as Joe Bastardi, someone that actually knows something about the weather, has pointed out, the rash of tornadoes has more to do with COOL air driving down into the south and hitting warm moist air. He described the linkage between tornadoes and global warming as "despicable".
I especially liked Mr. Bastardi's comment "it could snow cheese in New York tomorrow morning and that would be from global warming." No Joe, it only proves that the liberal media centered in New York has cheese for brains.
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