Climategate: Gore falsifies the record

By Andrew Bolt

Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 07:02am

Source: Herald Sun

Al Gore has studied the Climategate emails with his typically rigorous eye and dismissed them as mere piffle:

Q: How damaging to your argument was the disclosure of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University?

A: To paraphrase Shakespeare, it’s sound and fury signifying nothing. I haven’t read all the e-mails, but the most recent one is more than 10 years old. These private exchanges between these scientists do not in any way cause any question about the scientific consensus.

And in case you think that was a mere slip of the tongue:

Q: There is a sense in these e-mails, though, that data was hidden and hoarded, which is the opposite of the case you make [in your book] about having an open and fair debate.

A: I think it’s been taken wildly out of context. The discussion you’re referring to was about two papers that two of these scientists felt shouldn’t be accepted as part of the IPCC report. Both of them, in fact, were included, referenced, and discussed. So an e-mail exchange more than 10 years ago including somebody’s opinion that a particular study isn’t any good is one thing, but the fact that the study ended up being included and discussed anyway is a more powerful comment on what the result of the scientific process really is.

In fact, thrice denied:

These people are examining what they can or should do to deal with the P.R. dimensions of this, but where the scientific consensus is concerned, it’s completely unchanged. What we’re seeing is a set of changes worldwide that just make this discussion over 10-year-old e-mails kind of silly.


In fact, as Watts Up With That shows, one Climategate email was from just two months ago. The most recent was sent on November 12 – just a month ago. The emails which have Tom Wigley seeming (to me) to choke on the deceit are all from this year. Phil Jones’ infamous email urging other Climategate scientists to delete emails is from last year. READ MORE…

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The Corporation – The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

This is the full version of The Corporation in several YouTube segments. When watching this film, remember that the United States is a corporation, along with all its agencies.

(15) “United States” means—
(A) a Federal corporation;
(B) an agency, department, commission, board, or other entity of the United States; or
(C) an instrumentality of the United States.

US CODE: Title 28, 3002 (15)

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Earth’s Enemies: GE, Monsanto and Obama’s AG pick, Ignacia Moreno

By Rady Ananda

With Obama’s Dept. of Justice pick to head the Environment and Natural Resources Division, there can be little doubt the man of “hope” and “change” shills for the worst corporations on the planet. Not only has Obama chosen:

* Monsanto’s Michael Taylor to captain the corporate takeover of our food supply;

* Iowa’s Biotech Governor, Tom Vilsack, who promotes genetically modified organisms in our food supply, as Secretary of Agriculture;

But now he has nominated Ignacia Moreno, defender of environmental terrorist General Electric, as Assistant Attorney General.

How cozy to have Monsanto and GE lawyers working together! Now we can all eat frankenfood produced by corporations that poison the environment. Don’t you love corporate-run government? Continue reading

The Great Global Warming Swindle

smiling-sunAl Gore gets it backwards. First the temperature rises due to the activity of the sun, then CO2 increases. CO2 does not drive climate change, the sun does. CO2 is a result of global warming, not the cause of it.

So what is the reason for this scam? You’ve got it – just another scheme concocted by the global elite for control and profit. Look around. We are being bombarded daily with more and more attempts at restricting and controlling our food supply through such bills as HR 875, HR 759, and HR 814, as well as genetically modified suppliers such as Monsanto and Syngenta’s draconian control over seed and farmers’ crops. The control over how much electricity we use will be managed by Smart Grid technology, our whereabouts monitored by GPS and OnStar, fishing and hunting are already controlled by licensing and regulatory limitations on the amount of fish you can catch in a day (one in this area, only during fishing season), water is flouridated, chlorined, metered, and dispensed in plastic bottles if you don’t want the generic stuff from the tap, and if I take a walk, I need to have my state-issued ID with me and present my papers if asked by the local Sheriff’s deputy.

When will it end? When will this grab for complete control using whatever means possible be stopped? I believe it will stop when enough people stand up and take a stand for the truth. Seek the truth and ye shall find it, wherever it may be.

 

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Congress to mandate use of China’s mercury-filled Compact Flourescent Bulbs?

Yeah, I thought it was crazy too. Until I watched the following video of Representative Ted Poe actually giving it to the House regarding the hazards of Compact Flourescent (CFL) bulbs, and how Americans should not be forced to use them.

Check out my article titled “CFLs: Are We Insane?” This video, a great follow-up to my article, was posted by BrasscheckTV, and made by CSPANJunkie.

A Texas Congressional Representative actually gets it! Outlawing incandescent light-bulbs and mandating that the public use toxic, mercury-filled CFLs that are only manufactured in China might just be a tad on the insane side!

Barb

CFLs: Are We Insane?

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Barbara H. Peterson

I just saw an advertisement for compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). We are encouraged by environmental activists and government agencies to conserve energy, and that is a good thing. However, one of the popular solutions for conserving energy that these groups promote is the CFL. The fact that every CFL contains mercury, and mercury is highly toxic, does not make this an environmentally sound promotion. In fact, it is an environmental time bomb.

The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency are promoting the use of CFLs that are mainly supplied by China through the Energy Star program. Here is an excerpt from the Energy Star site:

If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars.

This government-sponsored Energy Star promotional program, and environmental sites such as Earth Easy at http://www.eartheasy.com/ that sell CFLs are prime examples of the two-faced environmental sword that is tearing us apart. The Earth Easy site promotes “Ideas for environmentally sustainable living.” In other words, it promotes the following, according to it’s website:

Eartheasy strives to:

  • help us reduce our impact on the earth’s resources
  • help reduce our contribution to global warming
  • bring more simplicity to our lives
  • bring us closer to nature

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Finally, the government and the environmentalists agree, so it must be a good idea. Wrong!  

How will unleashing mercury-filled light bulbs on the general populace actually help us rid the earth of toxins? How will this supposed “environmentally friendly” program reduce our impact on the earth’s resources, reduce our contribution to global warming, bring more simplicity to our lives and bring us closer to nature?

Here is a warning on the handling and disposal of CFLs at the Earth Easy site:

Important Note: Handling and Disposal of CFLs

The mercury in compact fluorescent bulbs poses no threat while in the bulb, but if you break one:
– open a window and leave the room for 15 minutes or more
– immediately use a wet rag to clean it up and put all of the pieces, and the rag, into a plastic bag
– place all materials in a second sealed plastic bag
– call your local recycling center to see if they accept this material, otherwise put it in your local trash. Wash your hands afterward.
– if bulb breaks on a carpet, pick up pieces using sticky tape. If any debris remains, use the vacuum and dispose of vacuum bag by sealing it in plastic bags (as above), before disposal.

Although household CFL bulbs may legally be disposed of with regular trash (in most US states), they are categorized as household hazardous waste. As long as the waste is sent to a modern municipal landfill, the hazard to the environment is limited. However, CFLs should not be sent to an incinerator, which would disperse the mercury into the atmosphere.

The best solution is to save spent CFLs for a community household hazardous waste collection, which would then send the bulbs to facilities capable of treating, recovering or recycling them. For more information on CFL disposal or recycling, you can contact your local municipality.

The Energy Star site contains a similar warning, and is very careful to point out that the amount of mercury in one bulb is minimal. Now I ask, just how many small amounts of mercury does it take to make a large amount of mercury? My house contains at least twelve light bulbs, probably more. Multiply that by every household in America. Now, think of these mercury-filled bulbs being thrown in the trash. When thrown in the trash they break! This creates a hazard not only for the people whose house the trash is in, but also the trash collectors who handle it and dump it at the nearest refuse station. Not only are the trash collectors exposed, but these broken light bulbs spill their contents on whatever is around them. Mercury piles up in the environment and eventually reaches our water supply. But wait, this is an environmentally sound promotion, isn’t it?

Sorry, but dumping mercury into the environment to sustain that environment is absurd, and thinking that we are immune to its effects is simply arrogant.

Mercury’s Long Half-Life In The Central Nervous System

Mercury in the central nervous system (CNS) causes psychological, neurological, and immunological problems in humans. Mercury bonds very firmly to structures in the CNS through its affinity for sulfhydryl-groups on amino acids. Other studies have shown that mercury is taken up in the periphery by all nerve endings and rapidly transported inside the axon of the nerves (axonal transport) to the spinal cord and brainstem. Unless actively removed, mercury has an extremely long half-life of somewhere between 15 and 30 years in the CNS.

This is not safe, environmentally friendly stuff. In fact, it is a time-bomb that will leave future generations wondering if their relatives were insane when they unleashed this peril on society and the earth under the pretext of saving humanity through energy efficiency. The environmentally friendly mercury bulb. If you believe that, I’ve got some ocean-front property in Arizona you might be interested in.

Copyright 2007, Barbara H. Peterson

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