Monday, December 14, 2009

"On the eighth day of Copenhagen
the GreenFrauds gave to me. . ."

The news of the day is that the "poor countries" who walked out on the Copenhagen climate negotiations have--SURPRISE!--now walked back in. Maybe it was a little bit of political theater, do you think, since a group of activists dressed as polar bears staged a protest urging the talks to "save the humans." Cute. They were gone for five whole hours. Big whoop. I mean, where are the "poor countries" if they don't receive billions of dollars in handouts from the likes of the United States? The Monday boycott was started by African countries and backed by 135 developing countries including China and India. Is it just me, or is it absurd to call China a developing country and to put it into the same category as Africa?

Reuters reports that Australian Climate Minister Penny Wong accused the African nations of staging a "walkout" and said it was "not the time for procedural games" so close to the end of the December 7-18 meeting, for which 35,000 people are registered.

On a different note, the Copenhagen Climate Conference is SAVED. AlGore has arrived, or, as HotAir puts it, the Goracle Has Landed. Politico reports that he was greeted to a rockstar's welcome. Imagine that, such a greeting from the Leftist loon warmists. Says Politico: If Copenhagen is the enviros' Woodstock, then Gore is The Who, the Grateful Dead and Creedence Clearwater Revival as a one-man band.

AlGore told the conference what they wanted to hear--that the Arctic polar ice cap "may" disappear in as soon as 5 to 7 years.

Update. Gore is a monumental liar and fraud. Here is Gore bumping up against an inconvenient truth at the climate conference. In his speech, Mr Gore told the conference: “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.”

Well, there's just one problem with the Goracle's statement. It's not true. However, the climatologist whose work Mr Gore was relying upon dropped the former Vice-President in the water with an icy blast.

“It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” Dr Maslowski said. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”

Mr Gore’s office later admitted that the 75 per cent figure was one used by Dr Maslowksi as a “ballpark figure” several years ago in a conversation with Mr Gore.

[Gore's] speech was roundly criticised by members of the climate science community. “This is an exaggeration that opens the science up to criticism from sceptics,” Professor Jim Overland, a leading oceanographer at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

What a dumb jerk this guy is.

In other news, the Copenhagen Post online is reporting that clunky old bikes are to be replaced with smart and funky new ones. These are called Openbikes, and they have built-in intelligence. What this "intelligence" does is beyond me. I guess these will be used as CityBikes, which are available in four Norwegian cities. This sounds like a great idea--you can  rent bikes for a small fee for a maximum of three hours, and then you have to return it to one of the bike stations which are open from 6:00 a.m. to midnight. Rental per day is 80 kr, which is just a little over $11.00 in U.S. dollars. So is that 80 kr for all day or 80 kr for three hours? Don't know. Where are the spokes?

Here's an interesting Danish news item, just in time for the Christmas holidays. The same Copenhagen Post writes that more and more people in Denmark are buying carbon dioxide quota certificates as gifts for Christmas. Merry Christmas! One quota equals an allowance to discharge one ton of carbon dioxide. How festive.

The One Ton CO2 Project says this: by combining simple things like eating meat-free meals every other day, parking the car for 60 days this year and walking, cycling, or taking public transit instead and switching from hot to warm or cold water for every load of laundry will also collectively save a ton (literally) of CO2. So will switching two standard incandescent light bulbs to more efficient fluorescent bulbs, replacing a showerhead with a low-flow model, turning the thermostat down two degrees for one year and cutting vehicle fuel use by 10 gallons in one year, and that's just the beginning. I do most of these things already, but I don't buy carbon offset credits. The only one who is going to benefit from this is someone like AlGore, who is set up to become the first "carbon billionaire." People who give him money by buying carbon offsets are absolute dolts.

This is from a CBS poll, which simply blows my mind. Just 37% call global warming a high priority. Who would have thought that people who are unemployed would be considering "jobs" as more important than AlGore's hysterical nonsense? That's quite a drop from, say, April, when 52% in a CBS poll thought warmism should be a high priority. Isn't it amazing how issues like food for a person's family or a roof overhead can focus people's priorities. The people in Washington don't get it, though, and may not get it until we hand them all pink slips.

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