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Frightening stuff:

For the second time in little over a year, it looks as though the world may be heading for a serious food crisis, thanks to our old friend “climate change”. In many parts of the world recently the weather has not been too brilliant for farmers. After a fearsomely cold winter, June brought heavy snowfall across large parts of western Canada and the northern states of the American Midwest. In Manitoba last week, it was -4ºC. North Dakota had its first June snow for 60 years.

There was midsummer snow not just in Norway and the Cairngorms, but even in Saudi Arabia. At least in the southern hemisphere it is winter, but snowfalls in New Zealand and Australia have been abnormal. There have been frosts in Brazil, elsewhere in South America they have had prolonged droughts, while in China they have had to cope with abnormal rain and freak hailstorms, which in one province killed 20 people.

EXCELLENT updated compilation at Needs of the Many.

Read it, learn it, bookmark it, and then please start raising hell with your elected officials and local press.

When someone says “climate change” I reach for my gun:

When the leading spokesman for the “We’ve gotta live like the Flintstones or the planet will melt” crowd lives in a mansion with multiple spotlights and floodlights illuminating his trees, I think it tells you a lot about how serious of a threat to mankind the alarmists really believe global warming is…

The term “Climate change” is a signal of mass insanity. Even Al Gore knows this, and therefore Al had no intention of turning off HIS lights during the time he expected all of us to turn off ours.

What is it going to take to bring clear thinking liberals to the side of reason on the matter of “human-caused global warming?”

It appears to me the greatest intellectual tragedy of our time that mankind has become so blinded about the question of “global warming” that the fact the Earth is not warming and that, if it were, human activity is a negligible factor in such “warming,” demonstrates that the popularly accredited cries for us to change the ways we do things are patently insane.

As Christopher Booker notes:

First, all over the world, temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the scare…

Secondly, 2008 was the year when any pretence that there was a “scientific consensus” in favour of man-made global warming collapsed. At long last, as in the Manhattan Declaration last March, hundreds of proper scientists, including many of the world’s most eminent climate experts, have been rallying to pour scorn on that “consensus” which was only a politically engineered artefact, based on ever more blatantly manipulated data and computer models programmed to produce no more than convenient fictions.

Thirdly, as banks collapsed and the global economy plunged into its worst recession for decades, harsh reality at last began to break in on those self-deluding dreams which have for so long possessed almost every politician in the western world. As we saw in this month’s Poznan conference, when 10,000 politicians, officials and “environmentalists” gathered to plan next year’s “son of Kyoto” treaty in Copenhagen, panicking politicians are waking up to the fact that the world can no longer afford all those quixotic schemes for “combating climate change” with which they were so happy to indulge themselves in more comfortable times…

One of the more common arguments I have heard for blind faith in the dangers of “climate change” is something like Pascal’s wager: Believing in it, even if it be proven wrong, is less risky than denying it should it be proven right.

I think this is crazy talk, much as if someone told us we should stop going to work, “be prepared,” and instead dig holes under our houses because the world is about to end.

The evidence is against “global warming.” The idea that humans should alter their activity to potentially alter the temperature of the Earth because mankind’s survival depends on it is nonsense. What will it take to get us over this mass hysteria? Perhaps, the economy.

If we are going to hammer the new President on any issues, I think the Global Warming Scam should be at the top of the list. Barack Obama seems reasonable, so this should not be such a hard sell.

(Please note also our new Global Warming scam blogroll, just beneath the regular blogroll on the left side of the screen – this is an excellent collection of information resources).

This is from today at Daily Tech:

Dr. Happer views climate change as a predominately natural process. “The earth’s climate is changing now, as it always has. There is no evidence that the changes differ in any qualitative way from those of the past.”

In 1991, Happer was appointed director of energy research for the US Department of Energy. In 1993, he testified before Congress that the scientific data didn’t support widespread fears about the dangers of the ozone hole and global warming, remarks that caused then-Vice President Al Gore to fire him. “I was told that science was not going to intrude on public policy”, he said. “I did not need the job that badly”.

Happer’s latest remarks were made yesterday, as he asked to be included in a Senate Environment and Public Works report of scientists disputing global warming alarmism. Happer joins 650 other scientists on the list, many of whom have been interviewed previously by DailyTech.

“Computer models used to generate frightening scenarios from increasing levels of carbon dioxide have scant credibility,” Happer concluded.

Just as a side note: I’ve gone on record here noting I was wrong about Barack Obama. Who will be the first of our liberal commenters to admit they were wrong about global warming? The clock is ticking, folks, and the evidence is piling up.

This is just a little news roundup from the aggregators today.

Question: In light of the following, and the fact we’ve seen this trend for the past two plus years, how much U.S. public support will there be for new measures to reduce anthropomorphic anthropogenic “global warming” which will require major sacrifices by the American people? (Pay higher taxes, pay higher energy prices, drive less safe vehicles?)

Related question: And how hard will our new president push for such measures, given the fact he is proving more and more each day to be more a pragmatist than an ideologue?

Will Canada see its first white Christmas since ’71?

SEVERE COLD WAVE TO HIT EUROPE

Beijing’s coldest December day in 57 years

Seattle area hard hit by a rare snowstorm over the weekend

Snow, rain and ice blankets much of US

The biggest snowstorm to hit Las Vegas since 1979

Frigid Storm Closes California Freeways, Drops Snow in Malibu

Thailand: “30 of these provinces need emergency assistance as villagers there have been affected by extreme cold weather conditions”

Climate change, indeed.

As a learned proponent of the global warming concept once explained to me: part of the phenomenon is, the temperature getting colder.