Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Price Of Petrol Directly Impacts Labour’s Poll Rating

During the years since 1997 the motorist, all 28 million of us have been used as a cash cow for Gordon Brown’s profligate spending with the ever increasing cost of fuel, speed and traffic cameras and Green Tax lies to try and extort still more money from the motoring public. From Brown’s first budget the cost of petrol and diesel has risen inexorably with the largest portion of the price of a litre of unleaded being tax; tax that we they pay VAT on!

Speed cameras spread like fleas on a hedgehog and quickly became a source of revenue, not a safety measure.

At the beginning of November the motorist and democracy were hit again when Brown changed the rules so that if you are found not guilty of a motoring offence you still have to pay the costs.

The chart from shows Labour’s poll rating against the price of a litre of unleaded, petrol was at it’s most expensive in July 2008, this is when the Conservatives had their biggest poll leads.

Several national newspapers have been predicting that unleaded will be £1.25 per litre at the time of the General Election.

Brown and Labour would do well to remember that 28 million of us own cars and we are fed up of being ripped off by Labour.

Latest Latest Gordon Brown Podcast From The Bunker In Never Never Land

More delusional ramblings from the bunker including a commitment to the AGW scam which if god forbid he could carry through would cut our GDP by £530 billion. It’s official the Prime Mentalist has given up with that nasty reality business and now lives in world he saved from financial disaster, while Al Gore will save him from the evil carbon monkey that lives in his closet.

Since the really scary Youtube video Labour now go for the podcast with a single picture of Gordon Brown with a thousand yard stare; as the thing that Cyclops fears most in the world looms ever larger on his event horizon: The General Election. You can see the trauma in his eyes people will cast judgement on him, and just maybe their view of his record will not be the same as his.

Church of Climatology Moves Away From AGW To A New Lie

Since the Copenhagen failure the inevitable blast of AGW alarmist propaganda has continued in the form of MSM outlets like Sky and the BBC continuing to push the myth and flawed science of Anthropogenic Global Warming or what James Delingpole refers to as “ManBearPig”. Copenhagen might have failed and Climategate is something they try to ignore, but really the “Silent and Terrible Ghost In The Room” was not capitalism, but Climategate.

The loyal congregation at the Church of Climatology have a new hymn sheet which is starting to distance them from AGW, and move them in a new direction and something else erroneous to blame on CO2.

What’s much more interesting about the article, though, is its subtext. What we see here is a very early example of something we’re going to see an awful lot more of from climate-fear-promoters in the coming months and years: the sly attempt to disengage from the increasingly discredited AGW hypothesis and pretend that the argument was really always about something else.

Not, of course, that Clover will dare yet admit this. His every statement of doubt about AGW is hedged with the shrillest of protestations that of course he still maintains the true faith.

See, for example, here:

“However, even if you happen to believe that everything we know about greenhouse gases is illusory — unlikely though that is —”

and here:

“I am not for a moment belittling the science behind man-made global warming. This still seems to me solid, despite the shenanigans at the University of East Anglia.”

And facts as far as the AGW lobby is concerned are sublimely irrelevant. They have already made their decision: never mind the truth – CO2 is a deadly poison. There are too many vested interests at stake for them to change course now.

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Climategate – Church of Climatology Has Global Problems

Post Copenhagen nothing seems to be going right for the carbon taxers and cap-n-traders. Firstly, Australia dumps the ETS, then US democrats threaten to block the legislation in the Senate unless it is seriously watered down, and now the French courts have ruled their flagship carbon tax illegal

Meet Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Global Climate Hustler:

“Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as “the world’s top climate scientist”), as a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics he has no qualifications in climate science at all.”

More problems for Cap and Trade in the USA:

Fearful of a backlash against the costly healthcare overhaul and bracing for huge losses in the 2010 elections, Democratic leaders are urging the Obama White House to abandon efforts to pass a cap-and-trade bill next year.

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Gordon Brown The Man Who Stared At Goats

Earlier this year an increasingly beleaguered Gordon Brown was forced to appoint unelected peers and Labour MEP’s to his Government of All Talents.

The Goats did not last long either deserting the sinking ship nearly as fast as they were appointed, or proving like Glenys Kinnock to be totally out of their depth and sidelined very quickly, before dropping off the face of the earth.

Labour have long plugged Gordon Brown as an international statesman and hoped that if he hung out with King Hussein of America, some of the star dust would rub off on Brown. Unfortunately for Brown, Obama is proving about as popular in the USA, as Brown is in the UK; Obama is also showing the same indecision and dithering that has characterised Brown’s regime in the UK.

On the international stage the financial genius that is Gordon Brown was humiliated at the last G20 when:

“US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said he “is not prepared to support” Gordon Brown’s call for a tax on bank transactions”

Gordon then flew into Copenhagen as the international statesman who would save the world. True to form apart from leading Al Gore into a broom cupboard, the cursed one eyed son of the Manse achieved nothing and in the international press got less coverage than Chavez and Australian PM Kevin Rudd.

“Gordon who?” as they say in the USA.

The final humiliation for Brown internationally was the execution of Akmal Shaikh for drug smuggling yesterday. Brown had lobbied the Chinese extensively for clemency on more than one occaision, the Chinese ignored Brown.

It cant have helped Shaikh’s case that Brown and Ed Milliband blamed the Chinese for the Copenhagen summit failure. Brown’s angry reaction to the execution is just what Britain does not need right now: bad relations with the emergent economic super power.

Gordon Brown has been a disaster for this country as Chancellor, as Prime Minister and as the international statesman.

This has been more a government of Goits than Goats.

Climategate – Hysterical Cartoons About Climate Hysteria And A Lot Of Inconvenient Truths About Al Gore

2009’s Review of Hysterical Cartoons about Climate Hysteria – hat tip Climate Change Fraud :”To all the very talented cartoonists out there who made 2009 a very funny time to be a climate skeptic: Thank you!”

More on Al Gore here hat tip to nightshadel for all the links he has posted here

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More Fear And Doom From The Church Of Climatology

Antarctic Sea Ice No Change Since 1979

Climategate has raised many questions about the science of Climate Change, the AGW alarmists always respond with the “science is beyond doubt” or “the science is proven”. Science is supposed to be questioned continually as we learn more, when you cease to question something it has become a belief system commonly know as religion.

Copenhagen was founded on the politics and science of fear, and following on from it’s spectacular failure the alarmists are going to step up the fear message.

Let us pretend that the UN’s central estimate of equilibrium “global warming” caused by CO2, allowing for all temperature feedbacks, is correct. In that case, temperature change, in Celsius degrees, is equal to 4.7 times the logarithm of the proportionate increase in CO2 concentration.

First, check that this equation is correct by working out how much warming would occur if we doubled CO2 concentration. The warming would be 4.7 ln 2 = 3.26 Celsius degrees, exactly the central estimate given by the UN’s climate panel in its 2007 assessment report.

It is also commonly understood that the recent melting of Arctic ice was caused by warm Pacific Ocean water flowing into the Arctic Ocean in combination with strong Arctic winds which pushed the sea ice into the open ocean.

Doesn’t fit either the computer models or the environmental hysteria, does it?

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The BBC Preaches Climate Change In The Day Of The Triffids And The UK Met Office Get It Wrong Again

BBC manage to put Climate Change propaganda into anything

Nothing is safe from the Church of Climatology’s believers, including remakes of John Wyndham’s classic the Day of the Triffids. The BBC have done a  remake of Day of the Triffids, part 1 was shown last night, with part 2 tonight. As a child Aardvark enjoyed the 1950’s film with Howard Keel, so a new version with modern day effects has got to be better, well in theory anyway.

The BBC version is loosely based on the book, in so much as most people are blind and there are big mobile flesh eating plants everywhere. The CGI effects are very good and it was throughly enjoyable until suddenly the reason for the Triffids was Climate Change, specifically Global Warming. A quick pause and replay confirmed that the AGW lie was being pushed by the BBC not only in fact, but also in fiction; which is where Anthropogenic Global Warming belongs anyway.
The Triffids are now being farmed as they produce clean oil, this was cited in the script as the farming of Triffids stopped the burning of fossil fuels and thus caused an end to Global Warming, the script then continued to say that the cessation of burning fossil fuels has caused Global Cooling, which is ironic to say the very least.

Later on it is again repeated that the human race is this mess because of Global Warming/Climate Change; the Church of Climatology spreads it’s message of fear not only in debunked science but also in fiction the message is being preached.

The BBC is known for broadcasting Sophisticated Government Climate Change Propaganda in the guise of pseudo scientific fact, what is a very rapid step up, is the attempted indoctrination  of the AGW lie in works of fiction, expect more.

The Met Office whose predictions about impending doom in 2050 have dropped their second predictive clanger of the year, it’s going to be a mild winter.

April 30th 2009 Met Office predict barbecue summer

July 29th 2009 Met Office admits “barbecue summer is off”

October 2009 Met Office predict that Britain will have milder than average winter

December 2009 It’s colder than it has been for years

This is the Met Office who can’t predict the weather 3 months in advance without being 100% wrong, how can their predictions for 40 years from now be taken seriously?

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Climategate – Re-examining The Anthropogenic Global Warming Issue And How AGW Propaganda Works

This is a guest post from Dr Leonard Weinstein, ScD on the Air Vent Blog

The following is an effort to reduce the AGW issue to a minimum number of necessary claims to support or reject. When I read of “thousands of supporting papers” on the issue, I would like to hear what these papers show that refutes the following:

The issue of anthropogenic global warming and its consequence arose from several factors. The obvious three main factors that prompted the issue coming up were:

The global average temperature has been rising noticeably since about 1850 (with obvious results of glaciers melting, sea level rising, etc)

The atmospheric CO2 concentration has been increasing significantly since it was first accurately measured in 1958, and proxies indicate the main part of the rise started about 1850. This rise seems to be clearly related to human burning of fossil fuels.

There is a theoretical basis for the fact that CO2 is a major greenhouse gas and contributes to the surface temperature level.

The Intelligent Essays blog has a really good post on Anthropogenic Global Warming propaganda:

Scholars have written volumes explaining the techniques and methodology of propagandists for hundreds of years. To propagandize, one need only read a how-to manual to learn the concepts of an effectively run propaganda campaign. Propaganda techniques include appealing to fear, appealing to authority, name-calling, transference, bandwagoning, obtaining disapproval, over simplification, utilizing virtue words, employing faulty logic and more. AGW proponents utilize all of these methods to further their goals, which will be discussed later.

Appealing to fear is perhaps the strongest technique used by propagandists. Hitler’s Propaganda Minister, Goebbels exploited and motivated the German population by striking fear into them. Likewise, propagandists have attempted to use the fear factor to get the media’s attention and gain front-page real estate. Headlines such as “Scientists fear global warming higher than expected” are designed to make the audience cringe with fear when they read that earth’s average temperature could rise by 7.8°C by 2300 with polar ice caps melting and seas rising by seven meters.3 Nearly every report concerning global warming is laced with calamitous consequences if something is not done soon. This type of propaganda is effective in catching readers’ attention and motivating them to some action.

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Climategate – The Mayhem The Warmists Want To Bring Down On Us All

What mayhem they have brought down on the world? asks the Heliogenic Climate Change Blog

“I can’t be the only person who wondered if sincere dupes of this nonsense, from the Prince of Wales to Elizabeth May, have the remotest idea of what mayhem they have brought down on the world. At least Al Gore has made a lot of money from it. Indeed, it must be said that this unlikely man has had the greatest revenge of anyone ever wrongfully deprived of the U.S. presidency, except perhaps Richard Nixon. Gore has grown rich, eminent, won a Nobel Prize, completely disrupted the world and turned international relations into a gigantic slap-stick farce. The absence of evidence that global warming is actually occurring, and that human activity affects the world’s temperature at all, was scarcely mentioned [at Dopenhagen]. The real result, however, is the pledged objective of not permitting the world’s temperature to increase more than two centigrade degrees by 2050. Since it has only risen one degree in the last 35 years, and not at all in the last ten, this should be safe enough. The heads of government fellowship will pat itself hydraulically on the head and back, and money will be handed over to the toads of despotism when pigs fly and shrimps sing.

This must be the supreme coruscation of what Malcolm Muggeridge christened the “great liberal death-wish;” a canard about a fraud, invoked to impoverish the world’s advanced countries in favour of its most rancid despotisms, which have already squandered and embezzled a trillion dollars of Western aid; all for a nonsensical purpose, solemnly agreed to, and then ignored.”

What a dismal decade

Physicist Luboš Motl of The Reference Frame demonstrates how easy it is to show that there is: No statistically significant warming since 1995 hat tip to Whats Up With That.

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