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The scam is now officially unraveling: Man-made global warming is a crock of shaving cream.

The evidence is now cascading down from the rooftops (for a good summary, read David Deming from today) that “global warming” has gone the way of nuclear winter.

There are a lot of good rationales and strategies for conserving energy, but taxing Americans into poverty in order to supposedly cool the planet is definitely not one of them.

Word to the new President: Ignore that silly mofo talkin’ the CRAP into your ear. Al Gore is a LOSER: That is the difference between him and you. Al Gore is wrong about everything.

If you must have his council, let him preach to you about the insidiousness of rock and roll lyrics. When it comes to science – or, more broadly, REALITY – please leave Al Gore aside. You do not need to begin your presidency with a noisy box of hammers informing your policies on technological issues.

And I might add, editorially speaking, that it is about time. Thank goodness the modern world is waking from its state of self-induced psychosis about the Earth’s “climate.” Can we please go back to the traditional “Man vs Nature” model because it seemed to serve us pretty well over the past few millenia.

This was pretty controversial in 2003, within a couple years I think it will be the new consensus opinion:

Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.

There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.

In addition, let me remind you that the track record of the consensus is nothing to be proud of. Let’s review a few cases…

As with everything by Crichton (RIP) well worth reading in its entirety.

That’s not exactly what he’s saying. Literally, what he’s saying is

As we move towards solving the climate crisis, we need to remember the consequences to civilizations that refused to take environmental concerns seriously.

BUT, there is a trick, you see … this is Al Gore, and the first rule of translating Al Gore is: Al Gore is wrong about everything. I believe he is, for example, incapable of accurately stating the names of his children, because his mind just does not operate that way. So when Al Gore suggests the “climate crisis” threatens civilization, bet on civilization.

UPDATE: “a new standard for hubris, arrogance and haughty self-importance.”

I don’t know who or what this blog is, but God bless’em, they just brightened my day.

It’s really simple for people like Lori Waters. She is a climate change denier.

Because the post is titled More Murky Waters I am going to guess the above was not meant as a compliment, which adds to the enjoyment factor tenfold.

“Climate change” is the new buzzword for Earth-worshippers who previously were calling on mankind to begin inching back to the Stone Age because man’s activities were supposedly causing “global warming.”

When it became clear that the Earth was, in fact, getting colder, the “warming” shibboleth had to be ditched for the more defensible “climate change”. Of course, with that revision of the concept, all the arguments for going back to the Stone Age became far less salient because change of climate is not exactly a notion to make most people jump out of their chairs.

But hardy troopers they be, the ideologists who are trying to remove people from most parts of the planet (other people, that is – I think they are still pretty high on themselves being allowed to go wherever they want) so that sparrows and poison ivy can flourish unmolested, continue to brandish the term like it is going to make people quake in their boots: an expectation on a par with whispering to someone “the sky is blue” and they scream “NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!” for 5 straight minutes.

When they say “climate change” they do not mean, “the climate is changing as it has since the beginning of the Earth.” They mean, “the climate is changing so you should FREAK OUT AND TEAR DOWN ALL THE HOSPITALS AND REPLACE THEM WITH WETLANDS.”

And so here we have our friend Lori Waters, Loudoun County Supervisor for the Broad Run District, having earned the ire of a writer who believes it slightly menacing to intone

She’s a climate change denier.

If this was a podcast, I can’t decide if the voice I would use to convey that line appropriately would be Jack Nicholson as the Joker or Jimmy Cagney (“She’s a climate change denier, y’shee..”) but it would be somewhere in there.

Does this make Lori Waters’ blood run cold? Even though we are supposed to be on the verge of one of our coldest winters on record, I will wager it does not. Yet the writer goes on and on: “Lori Waters: She thinks the sky is blue, y’shee. We gotta do something about her.”

I hope Lori appreciated it as much as I appreciate her. We have to be thankful for the very few voices of reason who ever make it to a position of governmental authority.

UPDATE: More here.

Mr. Perfect Timing:

“If you’re a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration”…

Talk about having one’s finger on the pulse of our nation. There are still energy outages and gas shortages throughout the South. The second-most-threatening crisis of the day is America’s inability to produce enough home-grown energy, and, as winter approaches, Gore is worried about the temperature.

As Glenn Beck observed tonight, the energy crisis is going to soon reach the point where Americans will suddenly rise up and “chase the hippies off into the mountains.”

The “environmental” movement jumped the whale shark long ago, and is in the process of jumping the Loch Ness Monster:

Sunspot activity has not resumed up after hitting an 11-year low in March last year, raising fears that — far from warming — the globe is about to return to an Ice Age, says an Australian-American scientist…

“This is the fastest temperature change in the instrumental record, and it puts us back to where we were in 1930,” Chapman wrote in The Australian Wednesday. “If the temperature does not soon recover, we will have to conclude that global warming is over.”

The global cooling scam of the 1970s morphed into the global warming scam of the 1990s, which is now transitioning into the indeterminate environmental freak out scam of the current age.

The point is to make everyone susceptible to behavior modification.

And because the actual environment refuses to cooperate with the ideological framing, eco-freaks are now attempting to re-brand the ineffable threat under the more plausible rationale of “climate change.”

This is a pretty safe approach, given the established concept of “seasons,” which much of humanity is prone to accept, considering what happens all the time around us. The cleverness of this approach will be measured by the extent to which normal people can be convinced that the weather should serve as a reason to reverse the gains that technology has brought to human civilization.

Potentially really important news (hat tip to Instapundit, who needs a “hat tip” from NVTH like Microsoft needs a bumper sticker on my truck).

Lost in the big news last week — the race for the Democratic nomination, the reeling U.S. economy, the ongoing life/death saga that is “Dancing with the Stars” — came word that a new deep-water exploration area off the coast of Brazil could contain as much as 33 billion barrels of oil…

In 1999, Gold published “The Deep Hot Biosphere,” a paper that postulated that coal and oil are produced not by the decomposition of fossils, but in fact are “abiogenic” — the product of tectonic forces; i.e., deeply embedded hydrocarbons being brought up and through the earth’s mantle and transformed into their present states by bacteria living in the earth’s crust.

If “fossil fuels” are in fact produced from within the Earth, and not as the result of the decomposition of ancient jungles, and “peak oil” is a flawed concept, it really would change everything.

Methane has been discovered on a moon of Jupiter, which was likely not ancient dinosaur and newt habitat, so the theory has plausibility.

Much more here.