Posts Tagged: Greenism


21
Feb 10

Al Gore Bought $4M Condo In Area He Claimed Will Be Underwater Due To AGW

Al Gore bought a $4M condo feet from ocean in Fisherman’s Wharf, San Fransisco, a city he had explicitly warned about in An Inconvenient Truth. I heard about this from a couple people, but I finally found a source (from December 8th, 2009). Here’s an excerpt.

With the nations gathering in Copenhagen for their Climate Change Conference, I’m going to perform a little science experiment.

It’s based on what Al Gore said in his “Inconvenient Truth”: The polar icecaps will melt sending 20-plus-foot flood waves into coastal cities worldwide. [...]

“Did you know that he bought a property in San Francisco near Fisherman’s Wharf, only four feet from the ocean? I would say that if he believed that the seas were going to rise 23 feet, he would not have invested a great deal of money in such a property.”

Good point.

(Link)

Of course, none of this proves or disproves whether there is AGW. But only shows another example of the political and religious drama that is Greenism.


14
Feb 10

Climatologist Phil Jones admits, no global warming since 1995, and concedes, world was warmer in medieval times than now

The famous, or infamous, depending on which side of things you are on, Climatologist Phil Jones admits there has been no global warming since 1995 and concedes that the world was warmer in medieval times than now.

The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information.
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Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.

And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming.

(Link)


25
Jan 10

GlacierGate

More on the political and religious drama that is Greenism. The latest fiasco has been given the name: GlacierGate. From "UN wrongly linked global warming to natural disasters"….

THE United Nations climate science panel faces new controversy for wrongly linking global warming to an increase in the number and severity of natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods.

It based the claims on an unpublished report that had not been subjected to routine scientific scrutiny — and ignored warnings from scientific advisers that the evidence supporting the link too weak. The report’s own authors later withdrew the claim because they felt the evidence was not strong enough.

The claim by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that global warming is already affecting the severity and frequency of global disasters, has since become embedded in political and public debate. It was central to discussions at last month’s Copenhagen climate summit, including a demand by developing countries for compensation of $100 billion (£62 billion) from the rich nations blamed for creating the most emissions.

Ed Miliband, the energy and climate change minister, has suggested British and overseas floods — such as those in Bangladesh in 2007 — could be linked to global warming. Barack Obama, the US president, said last autumn: “More powerful storms and floods threaten every continent.”