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Private investor. Bought first stock in 1965. Held on for 20 years, following dad's advice, The Bulldog Philosophy: "Bite on to something that's got some meat to it and hold on until they chain you down, shoot you in the head, and tear it away from you with your teeth still attached to the... More
  • Recent Quotation From Joe Bastardi, Someone Who Has Fought The Warmers And Exposed Their Ludicrous Claims For Years

    Recent Quotation from Joe Bastardi, Someone Who Has Fought the Warmers and Exposed Their Ludicrous Claims for Years

    "It's been nice and warm in the U.S. this past week, but get ready: Winter is coming (it has already started in the plains) and lest we forget, there were 2 snow events in the I-95 corridor from Philadelphia northeastward in November, a rare event.

    But did the AGW people let you know what is going on in Europe, or the far east, or Alaska where November was the coldest on record, BEATING LAST YEAR'S RECORD? It was 10 years ago that AGW people were saying that snow and cold would be increasingly rare in Europe, and this is now the 4th severe winter in a row with winter weather causing havoc.

    Alaska - the supposed Canary in the coal mine of global warming because it was warm when the Pacific was in its warm phase - is in for yet another severe winter with record rapid ice growth in the seas around them. Frozen canaries can't sing.

    It is clear what the strategy is. Al Gore claims the earth has a fever (no, the solution is not "more cowbell" for you SNL fans). Instead, it's to debunk AGW claims at every turn.

    In fact, the AGW idea is akin to filling up your bathtub with hot water, noticing that the air in the bathroom warms and the mirror steams up, and then concluding it was because you turned on the light when you went in.

    We own the high ground, the science, the economics, and the social aspects of this fight. There is no reason to be on the defensive when you are in the right, and the use of facts in the face of the opposition and demanding they explain their positions against these facts is the way to counter this assault."

    Note: The Warmers have attacked Bastardi by every vicious means they can conjure up. He has stood firm, and actually predicated the cooling period in North America that has occurred since the late 1990s. Notice he points out that the weather outside of NA was quite cold over the last four years, yet the American weather stations conveniently did not report that, or at least rarely did so.

    The Warmers' most recent answer when you point out this fact: "You don't understand the difference between weather and climate."

    Amazing! But it shows their fanaticism. And there it is for all to see.

    Joe Bastardi was graduated from Penn St. with a degree in meteorology on March 4, 1978. He worked for AccuWeather from 1978 until February, 2011. He joined WeatherBell Analytics LLC as Chief Forecaster in March, 2011.

    Dec 17 8:50 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Scientist Says Obama Administration's Climate Report Full of Mistakes and False Claims

    The Left continues to say that the debate on global warming is over. However, here is proof that many scientists and professionals in the field of weather do not believe in it.

     
    Ladies and gentlemen of sanity, here is a scientist that says the "global warming" claims from the Obama Ad. are more ludicrous than Al Snore's.
     
    The Great Snore, by the way, was in Europe the other week telling people that the best thing about "global warming" legislation was not that it was going to save the planet, but that it would automatically call for more "global governance," by which of course he means the Supranational One-World Government that the Left has been dreaming of since the teens of the last century. Exactly what those of us who know how the Left works have been saying all along: Global Warming is a hoax created to gain more power over the people, particularly Americans, and to accomplish their globalist goal of a One-World Government.
     
    Because the US Government is about to pass onerous legislation regarding what they now call "climate change" that will not only cost us billions more in taxes but also many of our freedoms, it is more important than ever that concerned citizens know the truth about the "Global Warming/Climate Chante" Hoax. The Artfuldodger

    New Climate Change Report:  More Scary Scenarios from Climate Extremists

    By David Legates, Ph.D.
    Director, Delaware Environmental Observing System, University of Delaware; Senior Scientist, Marshall Institute; Fellow, Independent Institute; Scholar, Competitive Enterprise Institute

    Just before the House of Representatives voted on a massive climate bill, the government released a report on climate change.  It reiterated the Oscar-winning theme from An Inconvenient Truth – impacts from human-induced climate change are already occurring and that they are going to get worse.  Much worse.

    But the report is so extreme that it would make Al Gore blush.  The authors appear to have learned much from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate – be extreme and loose with the facts.  Oh, and that timing is everything, especially when it comes to congressional legislation.

    The report is so extreme that I’m not sure where to start.  Fortunately, Bradford Plumer, writing in the New Republic, has highlighted what he sees as its scariest scenarios.  I’ll start there.

    Plumer first notes that the report claims the mainland United States is likely to warm from 7°F to 11.5°F by 2090 – 1°F per decade.  The report states temperature rose more than 2°F over the last 50 years but fails to mention that it fell more than 2°F in the 25 years before that.  So from 1934 to 2008 (75 years), the net effect has been no change in air temperature over the United States!  Thus, the rise in CO2 over the past 75 years – a period accounting for most of the industrial emissions – has had no effect whatsoever on air temperature.  The extreme figures cited by the report come from climate models, which always have strongly linked air temperature to rising CO2 and provide the basis for the ‘scary’ scenarios that Steve Schneider of Stanford University has argued scientists are pressured to offer up to get the public’s attention…and provide them with financial support.

    Plumer’s eyebrows are raised again by a slide showing that by 2080, Washington DC will experience 90 to 100 days each year – more than three full months – with air temperatures above 90°F.  And places in the Deep South will experience more than half the year with temperatures above 90°F!  But these are the same models that for years have been criticized for producing physically impossible high maximum air temperatures.  Why?  Because they fail to take into account the fact that Washington DC, for example, is surrounded by water.  In swampy environments, about nine times more energy is used to evaporate water than to raise air temperature.  The only way these ridiculous scenarios are likely to play out is if the Chesapeake Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and all their tributaries dry up.  Not very likely!

    The map shown by Plumer from the report is very telling.  It compares the number of days per year in 1961-1979 for which the air temperature exceeded 90°F with model prognostications for 2080-2099 from the worst case model scenario.  Hmmm…why 1961-1979?  The National Climatic Data Center – of which the lead author of the report, Thomas R. Karl, is the director – uses 1971-2000 for its climate ‘normal’ period.  Why shorten the time period to 19 years and select earlier dates for the report?  Could it be that the comparison is made much more striking given that 1961-1979 were the coolest 19 years of the last three-quarters of a century, when the media were all aghast with scares of global cooling?

    Karl also told reporters that Chicago will see heat-wave deaths rising by a factor of ten by 2100.  But don’t confuse him with the facts as many scientific articles have shown that cities which were adversely affected by heat wave mortality in the 1960s and 1970s have become less sensitive to extreme conditions because of improved medical care, increased access to air conditioning, and biophysical and infrastructural adaptations.  Chalk one up for technology!

    No respectable alarmist publication would be complete, however, without the requisite scare of sea-level rise.  Historically, sea level has risen only about 7 inches over the past century and that rise has remained surprisingly constant.  In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC, indicated that sea level rise by 2100 would be between 6 inches and, in their worst case scenario, 17 inches.  But in keeping with the alarmist fantasy of this report, Plumer notes that sea levels are to rise 3 to 4 feet by century’s end.  That’s an overstatement of the IPCC’s worst case scenario by at least a factor of two!  How can this report ignore the ‘scientific consensus’ that is the IPCC?  When you need to offer up scary scenarios, it seems acceptable to deviate from the IPCC ‘party line’, although I doubt anyone will criticize the authors of this report for it.

    The full report offers up such a scary, extreme view of climate change that it could qualify for one of Al’s movies – The Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock, that is.  But unlike this report and An Inconvenient Truth, at least Hitchcock’s movies were entertaining…and believable!

    http://www.cornwallalliance.org/blog/item/new-climate-change-report-more-scary-scenarios-from-climate-extremists/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=email%20newsletter&utm_content=153200603&utm_campaign=Newsletter+-+July+10%2c+2009+_+iiuyc&utm_term=7.+New+Climate+Change+Report%3a+More+Scary+Scenarios+from+Climate+Extremists

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    Jul 23 1:11 PM | Link | Comment!
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