Warmist Leonardo DiCaprio Sure Loves His Private Jet

The way I look at it, once the warmists start living their lives like a man made global warming catastrophe is just around the corner than maybe then I will start listening to them:

Er, isn’t Leonardo DiCaprioall about saving the planet?

He heads up an eco-charity that he named after himself, he’s best mates with Al Gore, he only drives hybrid cars …and he flies in a private jet.

Leo’s been living here in Oz for a few months filming The Great Gatsby, but he had to pop back to the states last week to launch his new movie J.Edgar.

With his promotional work done, the megastar and his entourage returned from New York to Sydney yesterday in a private jet.  [NineMSN via Tim Blair]

I’m sure he bought carbon offsets to prevent him from having any guilty conscious.  It just does make you wonder how these prominent warmists can be so blatantly hypocritical flying around in all their private jets?

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Eco-loons Use Iceland Volcano to Hype Global Warming Claims

Just another example of how the eco-loons have no shame in exploiting any tragedy to advance their global warming dogma:

A thaw of Iceland’s ice caps in coming decades caused by climate change may trigger more volcanic eruptions by removing a vast weight and freeing magma from deep below ground, scientists said on Friday.

They said there was no sign that the current eruption from below the Eyjafjallajokull glacier that has paralysed flights over northern Europe was linked to global warming. The glacier is too small and light to affect local geology.

“Our work suggests that eventually there will be either somewhat larger eruptions or more frequent eruptions in Iceland in coming decades,” said Freysteinn Sigmundsson, a vulcanologist at the University of Iceland.

“Global warming melts ice and this can influence magmatic systems,” he told Reuters. The end of the Ice Age 10,000 years ago coincided with a surge in volcanic activity in Iceland, apparently because huge ice caps thinned and the land rose.

“We believe the reduction of ice has not been important in triggering this latest eruption,” he said of Eyjafjallajokull. “The eruption is happening under a relatively small ice cap.”  [Reuters]

So even though the erupting volcano has nothing to do with global warming this guy is still more than happy to exploit it to blame future volcanic eruptions on global warming and the sympathetic media gives these people a platform to push this nonsense.   When these people aren’t taking advantage of the Haiti earthquake tragedy to push their global warming nonsense about earthquakes being caused by global warming; or taking advantage of multiple tragic hurricanes that had nothing to do with global warming, they are now blaming erupting volcanoes on global warming as well. 

And to think these tragedy exploiters have the nerve to want to try me in an international court for “crimes against peace“.

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Global Warming Crazed Parents Wound Baby, Murder One Child

As I have always said many of these global warming loons are mad, but not even I thought they would get this crazy:

A seven-month-old baby girl survived three days alone with a bullet in her chest beside the bodies of her parents and toddler brother.

Argentines Francisco Lotero, 56, and Miriam Coletti, 23, shot their children before killing themselves after making an apparent suicide pact over fears about global warming.

Their son Francisco, two, died instantly after being hit in the back.

But their unnamed daughter cheated death after the bullet from her dad’s handgun missed her vital organs.

Paramedics rushed her to hospital covered in blood when police alerted by worried neighbours discovered the massacre three days later.

The youngster is recovering in hospital in the town of Goya in the northern Argentine province of Corrientes, where doctors say she is out of danger.

Her parents said they feared the effects of global warming in a suicide note discovered by police.  [Daily Mail]

This case is tragic and hopefully this little girl will have a full recovery.

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United States Temperature Data Found To Be Manipulated By Scientists

Now the climate fraud that was first uncovered with the ClimateGate scandal has now spread to the US with both NOAA and NASA being caught manipulating temperature data as well:

Smith has done much of the heavy lifting involved in analyzing the NOAA/GISS data and software, and he chronicles his often frustrating experiences at his fascinating website. There, detail-seekers will find plenty to satisfy, divided into easily-navigated sections — some designed specifically for us “geeks,” but most readily approachable to readers of all technical strata.

Perhaps the key point discovered by Smith was that by 1990, NOAA had deleted from its datasets all but 1,500 of the 6,000 thermometers in service around the globe.
Now, 75% represents quite a drop in sampling population, particularly considering that these stations provide the readings used to compile both the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) and United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) datasets. These are the same datasets, incidentally, which serve as primary sources of temperature data not only for climate researchers and universities worldwide, but also for the many international agencies using the data to create analytical temperature anomaly maps and charts.

Yet as disturbing as the number of dropped stations was, it is the nature of NOAA’s “selection bias” that Smith found infinitely more troubling.
It seems that stations placed in historically cooler, rural areas of higher latitude and elevation were scrapped from the data series in favor of more urban locales at lower latitudes and elevations. Consequently, post-1990 readings have been biased to the warm side not only by selective geographic location, but also by the anthropogenic heating influence of a phenomenon known as the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI).
For example, Canada’s reporting stations dropped from 496 in 1989 to 44 in 1991, with the percentage of stations at lower elevations tripling while the numbers of those at higher elevations dropped to one. That’s right: As Smith wrote in his blog, they left “one thermometer for everything north of LAT 65.” And that one resides in a place called Eureka, which has been described as “The Garden Spot of the Arctic” due to its unusually moderate summers.  [Watts Up With That]

Read the rest, but since ClimateGate temperature data sets around the world are being audited and found to be manipulated.

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Scientist Admits To Fraudulent Himalayan Glacier Melting Claim

Wow the scientific fraud that continues to be uncovered in regards to the global warming issue is really incredible, here is the latest:

The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 last night admitted it was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.

Dr Murari Lal also said he was well aware the statement, in the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), did not rest on peer-reviewed scientific research.

In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Dr Lal, the co-ordinating lead author of the report’s chapter on Asia, said: ‘It related to several countries in this region and their water sources. We thought that if we can highlight it, it will impact policy-makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action.

‘It had importance for the region, so we thought we should put it in.’  [DailyMail]

You can read more about this scandal at Watts Up With That?

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Is It Time To Eat Your Dog Before Getting Rid of Your SUV?

Maybe the alarmists can use this to explain the Miedeval Warm Period, civilizations back then just owned a lot of dogs!

 A man walks his dog in the snow in the East Village on December 19 in New York City.

Man’s best friend could be one of the environment’s worst enemies, according to a new study which says the carbon pawprint of a pet dog is more than double that of a gas-guzzling sports utility vehicle.

But the revelation in the book “Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living” by New Zealanders Robert and Brenda Vale has angered pet owners who feel they are being singled out as troublemakers.

The Vales, specialists in sustainable living at Victoria University of Wellington, analysed popular brands of pet food and calculated that a medium-sized dog eats around 164 kilos (360 pounds) of meat and 95 kilos of cereal a year.

Combine the land required to generate its food and a “medium” sized dog has an annual footprint of 0.84 hectares (2.07 acres) — around twice the 0.41 hectares required by a 4×4 driving 10,000 kilometres (6,200 miles) a year, including energy to build the car.

To confirm the results, the New Scientist magazine asked John Barrett at the Stockholm Environment Institute in York, Britain, to calculate eco-pawprints based on his own data. The results were essentially the same.

“Owning a dog really is quite an extravagance, mainly because of the carbon footprint of meat,” Barrett said.

Other animals aren’t much better for the environment, the Vales say.  [AFP]

Judging by the above picture the American East Coast could use a little global warming right now.   However, the big story is the natural evolution of the eco-faith.  Now we can add animal sacrifice to their list of rituals.  I wonder if the high priest Al Gore will conduct the first sacrificial rights for the eco-faithful?

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“Carbon Cops” Slated for Australia If Emissions Trading Scheme Passes

Here is an example of what you can expect to see in America if Cap & Trade passes, Carbon Cops!:

REFORMS TO ENHANCE POLICE CAPABILITY

18 December 2009

Minister for Home Affairs, Brendan O’Connor, today announced significant administrative reforms to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) as part of the government’s response to the Federal Audit of Police Capabilities…

The major areas of reform include:

a new funding structure providing flexibility to meet existing and emerging priorities including: counter-terrorism; serious and organised crime, including e-security crime; border protection; overseas deployments and peace keeping; criminal law enforcement in business regulation; and support to the enforcement of the anticipated Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.  [Andrew Bolt]

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Climate Protesters Arrested At Parliament House

I guess these folks haven’t read the e-mails yet ;-)

FEDERAL Parliament’s front doors were locked today during a blockade by climate change protesters calling for deep cuts to carbon emissions.

About 200 protesters demanding a 40 per cent cut in carbon emissions were visited by senators Bill Heffernan and Steve Fielding, both renowned climate sceptics who tried to speak with them.

More than 20 police were called in to move the protesters away from Parliament’s front doors and some left before they were forced out.

Police dragged remaining protesters to an area under parliament, out of sight of reporters and photographers.  [AAP]

It is bad enough that these loons are prostesting in regards to a confirmed hoax, but this is what I find most disturbing:

Protest organiser Georgina Woods, from the group Rising Tide Newcastle, said the protesters ranged in age from one to 87.

The father of the one-year-old was arrested but the mother left the protest scene with their child after police asked demonstrators to leave.

Ms Woods defended the couple.

“This has been a peaceful protest. There was no danger to the baby,” Ms Woods said.

What responsible parent would bring a child to a protest?  I think they were obviously using the child as a prop in the hope that one of policemen might grab the baby from them in order to get pictures to spread on the Internet.  I can’t stand these people and using babies as props is yet another reason why.

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Leaked Emails Prove Global Warming Is A Fraud

As I have been saying for quite some time now, global warming is a hoax:

COMPUTER hackers have broken into Britain’s leading climate science research centre, making public thousands of private emails between top climate change scientists.

The messages – more than 2000 emails and 3000 documents – lay bare bitter disagreements about the cause of climate change.

In one email, the head of Britain’s Climatic Research Unit, Phil Jones, says he is “cheered” by news of the sudden death of a prominent Australian climate sceptic, John L. Daly, who died of a heart attack at his Launceston home in 2004.

Others show scientists referring to sceptical colleagues as “prats”, “charlatans” and “idiots”.

The emails also acknowledge the frustration of trying to find evidence to “prove” man-made climate change.

In one email, Kevin Trenberth, a climatologist at the US Centre for Atmospheric Research, who supports the theory of man-made climate change, says: “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment, and it is a travesty that we can’t.”  [The Australian]

It is unbelievable that hacked emails from Sarah Palin’s Yahoo account gets more media coverage than evidence of the biggest scientific hoax in history.

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National Geographic On the Effects of Global Warming In Australia

A recent issue of National Geographic had a large article with many photos featuring the effect the drought in some areas of Australia is effecting the nation’s farm industry and of course they blame Global Warming:

The world’s most arid inhabited continent is perilously low on water. Beyond that simple fact, nothing about Australia’s water crisis is straightforward. Though Australians have routinely weathered dry spells, the current seven-year drought is the most devastating in the country’s 117 years of recorded history. The rain, when it does fall, seems to have a spiteful mind of its own—snubbing the farmlands during winter crop-sowing season, flooding the towns of Queensland, and then spilling out to sea. To many, the erratic precipitation patterns bear the ominous imprint of a human-induced climate shift. Global warming is widely believed to have increased the frequency and severity of natural disasters like this drought. What seems indisputable is that, as Australian environmental scientist Tim Kelly puts it, “we’ve got a three-quarters of a degree [Celsius] increase in temperature over the past 15 years, and that’s driving a lot more evaporation from our water. That’s climate change.”  [National Geographic]

Of course this isn’t true.  Scientists from the University of Newcastle among other researchers have already determined the drought in areas of southeastern Australia has nothing to do with global warming.  Something else I found interesting in the article that I didn’t know about before is the Goyder’s Line:

Goyder’s Line is a boundary line across South Australia corresponding to a rainfall boundary believed to indicate the edge of the area suitable for agriculture. North of Goyder’s Line, the rainfall is not reliable enough, and the land is only suitable for grazing and not cropping. The line traces a distinct change in vegetation. To the south, it is composed mainly of mallee scrub whilst to the north salt-bush. In general Goyder’s line represents the demarcation of a long-term rainfall average of 10 inches (254mm).

With barely 30 year’s knowledge of this new country to go on, farmers needed reliable information. In 1865 George Goyder provided it. He discouraged farmers from planting crops north of his line, declaring this land suitable only for light grazing. However farmers were optimistic. 1865 was a year of bumper rains, so many ignored Goyder and headed north, starting farms and planting crops. Just a few years later many had to abandon their farms. Goyder was proved correct and the land was indeed unsuitable for crops. Many farmhouse ruins can still be seen near Goyder’s line.  

In the past many farms were loss due to the inconsistent rainfall North of this line and in the article and the map that came with the article there are a number of farms now that are being lost as well.  History has shown us since 1865 that farms should not be established North of this line and yet a number of farms are there now yet people are blaming global warming for making these farms go under. 

I recommend everyone do themselves a favor and read the 10 Warming Myths that proves what rubbish the claims in the National Geographic are.  Better yet you can look with your own eyes as Australia has just been hit by a bitter early winter blast that has seen the country experience its coldest day in April in recorded history:

A new Australian record was set early this morning,
a temperature of minus 13 degrees, at Charlotte Pass on the Snowy Mountains. This is the lowest temperature recorded anywhere in Australia in April and is 13 below the average. [Weather Zone]

The record cold temperatures have continued to spread over Australia’s southeast. 

Anyway despite the misinformation, which National Geographic is not alone in passing, they at least have a nice photo spread with the article. 

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