He always was my favorite Weatherman

John Coleman explains Global Warming.

Wikipedia caught in Climategate Scandal

I’ve commented positively on Wikipedia, and I’ve linked Wikipedia on this site quite often. I knew that it was slightly slanted to the left, but given that everything else is, I found them to be inside the credibility circle.

Not anymore.

Lawrence Solomon: Wikipedia’s climate doctor

The Climategate Emails reveal something else, too: the enlistment of the most widely read source of information in the world — Wikipedia — in the wholesale rewriting of this history.

The Medieval Warm Period, which followed the meanness and cold of the Dark Ages, was a great time in human history — it allowed humans around the world to bask in a glorious warmth that vastly improved agriculture, increased life spans and otherwise bettered the human condition.

But the Medieval Warm Period was not so great for some humans in our own time — the same small band that believes the planet has now entered an unprecedented and dangerous warm period. As we now know from the Climategate Emails, this band saw the Medieval Warm Period as an enormous obstacle in their mission of spreading the word about global warming. If temperatures were warmer 1,000 years ago than today, the Climategate Emails explain in detail, their message that we now live in the warmest of all possible times would be undermined. As put by one band member, a Briton named Folland at the Hadley Centre, a Medieval Warm Period “dilutes the message rather significantly.”

Even before the Climategate Emails came to light, the problem posed by the Medieval Warm Period to this band was known. “We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period” read a pre-Climategate email, circa 1995, as attested to at hearings of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works. But the Climategate transcripts were more extensive and more illuminating — they provided an unvarnished look at the struggles that the climate practitioners underwent before settling on their scientific dogma.

Climategate – like the legalized money laundering scheme we call American Public Education – is another example of the cancer that is spreading everywhere around us. Corruption, greed, and the lust for political control over the lives of individuals is in the process of destroying our culture.

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Headlines from around the world

It is a wonderful thing to see the loss of stature of Obama, along with the crushing defeat of exceedingly bad policy, all happen in one instance. The “Climategate” emails, combined with the obscene (and unnecessary) price tag in a time of global recession, killed this deal. This is a good thing.

Copenhagen Accord is branded “abject failure” by activists (Deutsche Welle, 12/19/09)

The Truths Copenhagen Ignored (Johann Hari, 19 December, 2009, The Independent)

With Climate Agreement, Obama Guts Progressive Values (Bill McKibben, 19 December, 2009, Grist.org)

Climate fiasco in Copenhagen: After 12 days of negotiations, the world climate conference in Copenhagen has proven a failure. (Henrik Boehme, 12/19/09, Deutsche Welle)

Copenhagen called climate ‘crime scene’ (New Zealand Herald, Dec 20, 2009)

Scientists underwhelmed by Copenhagen Accord: What many had hoped would be a planet-saving treaty came out as a three-page political accord with key numbers yet to be filled in.. (Javno, 12/19/09)

Under Obama, the Left feels left out (BEN SMITH & JONATHAN MARTIN, 12/19/09, Politico)

Talk About a Climate Catastrophe: The deal Obama brought home from Copenhagen wasn’t just weak—it wasn’t even really a deal. David Roberts on what went wrong—and what Obama has to do next. (David Roberts, 12/19/09, Daily Beast)

Gunning Full Throttle into the Greenhouse (An Editorial by Markus Becker in Copenhagen, 12/19/09, Der Spiegel)

Candidate flip, president flop: Obama crushes a medication policy he’d vowed to endorse. Such bogus election-year promises undermine democracy (David Sirota, 12/18/09, Salon)

Copenhagen climate conference: global warming talks meltdown (Louise Gray, 19 Dec 2009, Daily Telegraph)


Low targets, goals dropped: Copenhagen ends in failure: Deal thrashed out at talks condemned as climate change scepticism in action (John Vidal, Allegra Stratton and Suzanne Goldenberg, guardian.co.uk)

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