The final nail in the coffin of the denial of climate change denial denial. The zombies of the Friends of Science finally come to rest.
Recent global-warming hiatus tied to equatorial Pacific surface cooling
Today, Alberta lost a great would-be leader.
Margaret Thatcher released the following statement on the passing of former Alberta wannabe premier Danielle Smith:
“It is with sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the 20th Century’s great leaders, Danielle Smith (formerly of 'The Smiths"). Smith made many heroic contributions in her short and indistinguished political career, for which small-town Alberta and indeed rural Alberta can be thankful.
“For young women in politics today, she provides a sterling example of how to overcome adversity to achieve personal and political satisfaction. Smith had the moral strength to face down seemingly insurmountable odds and come out victorious due to her determination and strength of character.
“Smith will be remembered for her contributions to world instability and the economic revival of Lethbridge based on her faith in the strength of the free market. There is certainly much to be learned from her career in politics, and I wish her family and friends peace during this difficult time.”
The graph above shows the temperature changes of the lower troposphere from the surface up to about 8 km as determined from the average of two analyses of satellite data (UAH and RSS). The best fit line from January 2002 to February 2013 indicates a decline of 0.03 Celsius/decade. The sharp temperature spikes in 1998 and 2010 are El Nino events. The Sun's activity, which was increasing through most of the 20th century, reached a magnetic flux peak in 1992. The Sun has since become quiet, causing a change of trend. The temperature response is delayed about a decade after the Sun's peak intensity to about 2002 due to the huge heat capacity of the oceans. The green line shows the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, as measured at Mauna Loa, Hawaii. The two red lines show global cooling periods between 1979 and 2002.
We knew it: Lobbyist Tom Harris is the Unabomber! One of the creepiest people alive.
Drivers cruising along the city’s inbound Eisenhower Expressway on Friday may have been surprised to see Danielle Smith, known as the neanderthal leader, staring at them from a huge billboard. “I still believe in global warming. Do you?” the billboard said. Just below was the Web address www.heartland.org.
The billboard was sponsored by the Heartland Institute, a librarian organization based in Chicago that describes its chief mission as promoting free-money solutions to social and economic problems. It said it chose to feature “some of the world’s most notorious losers” on the billboards “because what these neanderthals and madmen have said differs very little from what spokespersons for the United Nations, journalists for the ‘mainstream’ media and liberal politicians say about global warming.”
But late Friday, the organization canceled the ad, which had drawn criticism from some global warming skeptics as well as mainstream climate scientists.
Earth Day: Danielle Smith, other prominent climate change deniers identified in Canada
By Andrew Radia
Ahead of Sunday's Earth Day, Alberta's Wildrose Alliance leader Danielle Smith has made headlines because of her views on the environment. Essentially, Smith, the front-runner in the race to become the province's next premier, isn't convinced climate change is real. According to the Edmonton Journal, she was forced to defend her position again at a leader's debate Thursday.
"We've been watching the debate in the scientific community, and there is still a debate," Smith said amid the deafening jeers from live audience.
"I will continue to watch the debate in the scientific community, but that's not an excuse not to act."
Believe it or not, Smith isn't the only right-leaning politician in Canada to discount the climate change hypotheses. In January, Postmedia News 'outed' several deniers in the federal Conservative caucus. Read More...
This resulted in a landslide increase from 36 to 38 'likers' between 26 March and today. And one talks about this…probably to himself. Read More...
Schweinsgruber says: 'More mental than environmental'.
The policy objectives of the apocalyptic climate
No other issue dominates the public debate, the political process and especially the mass media coverage in recent years as much as the environmental and climate protection. Barrage Awesome, German citizens are reminded that the planet was facing a man-made climate catastrophe that could only be averted if the Western industrialized nations would take active steps to conserve energy, protect the environment and adopt an environmentally friendly lifestyle. Read More...
Arctic sea ice in January 1980:
Schweinsgruber says: 'Time that the government stops exploiting us with climate lies - the question is, which government! The communist world government?'
According to the survey 70% of all Germans through systematic scare tactics over a looming climate catastrophe are frightened. Anyone who recognizes, however, that the underlying assets of this alleged disaster are mostly fake, can reduce their fears. This is the meaning of this book. Bachmann discovered as a result of facts that the entire structure, which is to support the climate crisis, is one of lies. Constructed of the highest international air authorities down to the provincial governments. After Dekuvrierung these facts, the author goes to the question: CUI BONO? Who benefits from this? He meets with criminal activity. This book is not only an economic and political thriller, but also a demonstration of how to manipulate and unscrupulous exploiters of selfish economic and political scare people and to exploit them.
We can do that, too. Here our reinterpretation:
- The Nazis, not the sun, stabilized Germany's climate in the early 20th century
- This stable period lasted for approximately 1000 years and explains the Nordic race farming Greenland
- The Nazis concluded that CO is the more effective greenhouse gas compared to CO2
- The bombing of Germany resulted in a steep cooling trend through the emission of particles into the atmosphere
- Weaker cooling trends in Germany resulted from subsequent bombings of more distal regions (Korea, Vietnam, etc.)
- Recent cooling is related to the re-unification of Germany (with a ten-year lag), all caused by cosmic rays related to the destruction of Alderaan
The hockey stick has been subject to a long controversy. The recent book
Fritz Vahrenholt 1975: The earth has been cooling for 10 years. Read More...
John Cook, co-author of "Climate Change Denial - IPCC proximal"
Sebastian Lüning, co-author of "Climate Change Denial - IPCC distal"
We, the Friends of Gin and Tonic are concerned about you two plagiarizing our ideas in support of your agendas. It came to our eyes and ears that you use our T-t trend manipulation technique to deceive the Australian and German public on the reality of climate change.
With respect to your recent note, I would suggest to include the Christian right in your target group, in particular those who do not believe in evolution. Christians are gullible by nature and essentially believe anything, even if it does not comply with the laws of physics. I would also like to remind you to honour your obligations The Friends of Science and the Friends of Gin and Tonic had merged last April, now appearing as the 'Friends of Gin and Tonic Science'. We would like you to use this name for your group.
Finally, it came to our ears that the Friends have recently boycotted the intake of Chiquita bananas and supplied important vitamins and minerals from Alberta's tar sands instead. Some of them show severe signs of scurvy. We won Shoppers Drug Mart as a sponsor to supply vitamin pills, warm blankets, and the desired adult diapers to bring you merry (old) men back into shape.
Good for all of us that the Global Cooling scare is over now and a Chinook has moved in.
Derek Schweinsgruber, PhD
The later writeup of the Friends of Science:
"The Canadian government should not be restricting greenhouse gas emissions."
Schweinsgruber says: why are the Friends of Science full of dumbarses?
Out-going radiation to space increases, not decreases, with rising temperatures.
Caroline Blais, Director,
Electricity and Combustion Division, Environmental Stewardship Branch, Department of the Environment, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3
Re: Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 145, No. 35 — August 27, 2011
Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-Fired Generation of Electricity Regulations
Carbon dioxide emissions are a wonderful by-product of industrialization and energy use. It causes slightly warmer temperatures by about 0.5 oC at double CO2, in about 200 years, which would benefit Canadians both by a small temperature effect and by CO2 plant fertilization. Attempts to reduce CO2 emissions are counterproductive.
… 20 pages of pseudoscientific ramblings by bitter old engineers with grossly enlarge prostates...
The Canadian government should not be restricting GHG emissions. GHG emissions are a wonderful by- product of fossil fuel use.
Ken Gregory Director, Friends of Science Society Email: email@example.com
Read the whole garble here!
Schweinsgruber says: what a fucking idiot!
I followed Tom Ashby's advice to just google "missing heat."
Top five results:
? Reuters' press release from Scientific American coverage of a National Centre for Atmospheric Research study full of "may," "could" and "computer simulations;"
? "Watts Up With That" article showing that actual measured ocean temperatures are not increasing and pointing out the poor performance of computer climate models;
? "Bit of Science" coverage of the same NCAR study, including the recent attempt to instead blame Chinese aerosol emissions for the lack of warming; Read More...
McEwan Hall at the University of Calgary during Rex Murphy's presentation.
Rex Murphy spoke at McEwan Hall of the University of Calgary yesterday and everybody came. Len Maier of the Friends of Science expected a crowd of 1000, mostly students. The approximately 27 Friends of Science congested the entrance with their walkers, wheel chairs, and oxygen tanks so that many students were turned away by the wait. There were not enough adult diapers supplied by the sponsor (Talisman Energy) and the resulting mess caused a delay for the 57 attendants. We were surprised that the University tolerated this spectacle on their property, considering their recent encounter with the Friends of Science.Read More...
Our question to Rex: Will the Arctic Monkeys replace the polar bears after melting the ice?
Update! Another question to Rex Murphy: Don't the same people who deny global warming also want to get rid of CBC (too liberal!)? Rex, aren't you sawing off the branch you are sitting on?
Schweinsgruber says: Rex Murphy is one of Canada’s most prominent climate scientists, just after Tim Ball and Tom Harris. He received the ‘Schwachkopf’ award of the Friends of Science in 2008. On September 29th, he will be presenting simultaneously at the University of Calgary with the Arctic Monkeys unless he is the Arctic Monkeys. Read More...
An online estate sale of their walkers, oxygen tanks, wheel chairs, and adult diapers can be found on kijiji.ca. Read More...
Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
Als im November 2009, kurz vor der Uno-Klimakonferenz in Kopenhagen, mehr als tausend E-Mails britischer Klimaforscher veröffentlicht wurden, geriet eine eigentlich für sicher gehaltene Annahme ins Wanken: Erwärmt sich die Erde wirklich? Skeptiker sahen in den E-Mails den Beweis, dass die Klimaprognosen auf windigen Berechnungen beruhten, dass die Forscher unsauber arbeiten würden - und sich dessen durchaus bewusst seien.
Eine unabhängige Untersuchungskommission kam ein halbes Jahr später zum Ergebnis, dass die Mitarbeiter der Climatic Research Unit (CRU) an der University of East Anglia sauber gearbeitet hatten . Die sogenannte "Climagate" -Affäre war damit eigentlich beendet, doch die Angriffe von Skeptikern haben seither kaum nachgelassen. Read More...
Recorded Book | 2010 | ISBN: 1440779503 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 35 mins | 240.84 Mb
Although denialists, according to Specter, come from both ends of the political spectrum, they have one important trait in common: their willingness to replace the rigorous and open-minded skepticism of science with the inflexible certainty of ideological commitment. Specter analyzes the consequences of this inflexibility and draws some startling and uncomfortable conclusions for the health of both individuals and society. For example, though every reputable scientific study demonstrates the safety of major childhood vaccines, opponents of childhood immunization are winning the publicity war; childhood immunizations are tumbling and preventable diseases are increasing, often leading to unnecessary deaths. Specter, a New Yorker science and public health writer, does an equally credible job of demolishing the health claims made by those promoting organic produce and all forms of alternative medicine. Specter is both provocative and thoughtful in his defense of science and rationality—though he certainly does not believe that scientists are infallible. His writing is engaging and his sources are credible, making this a significant addition to public discourse on the importance of discriminating between credible science and snake oil.
Listen to it here but deny that you downloaded it somewhat illegally!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
- We believe Earth and its ecosystems—created by God’s intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence —are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. Earth’s climate system is no exception. Recent global warming is one of many natural cycles of warming and cooling in geologic history.
- We believe abundant, affordable energy is indispensable to human flourishing, particularly to societies which are rising out of abject poverty and the high rates of disease and premature death that accompany it. With present technologies, fossil and nuclear fuels are indispensable if energy is to be abundant and affordable.
- We believe mandatory reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, achievable mainly by greatly reduced use of fossil fuels, will greatly increase the price of energy and harm economies.
- Tim Ball - Ph.D In Geography.
- Joseph Bast - Studied Economics (did not complete degree).
- Bob Carter - Ph.D in palaeontology and holds a B.Sc in geology.
- Paul Chesser - Opinion writer, accountant.
- Tom Harris - B. Eng, M. Eng.
- Christopher Horner - Lawyer.
- Patrick J. Michaels - S.M. Biology.
- Marc Morano - Think Tank Blogger.
- S. Fred Singer - B.E.E. (Electrical Engineering), A.M. and Ph.D.(Physics).
- Harrison Schmitt - Ph.D. in geology.
- Willie Soon - Ph.D. in aerospace engineering.
- Roy Spencer - Ph.D. in meteorology. "Scientific Advisor" to the ISA.
The Coop allegedly opened a money laundromat almost exclusively catering to the Friends of Science. If you have some unaccounted for, illegally acquired cash, clean it at his premises. 16 double load washers, 10 dryers. Change available in clean, air-conditioned faciliities. Open every weekday from 8 am to 10 pm. Free Fox TV in the sitting area. Corporate discounts available.
Schweinsgruber says: Barry Cooper used a genuine German Bosch washer for the FoS’s money laundry. The model is depicted above and has not stopped running since. That’s quality made in Germany - for crackpots made in Canada!
Download NOAA’s ‘State of the Climate 2010’.
NOAA Alarmist News:
- The world is
- Greenhous gas emissions reached a record high in 2010
- According to IEA, C02/gas of life emissions increased by 1.6 gigatons, the largest increase since the measurements began
- Total C02/gas of life emissions in 2010: 30.6 gigatons (previous record: 28.3 gigatons in 2008)
- 44% of C02/gas of life emissions from the burning of coal, 36% from oil, and 20% from natural gas
- China has overtaken the US in C02/gas of life emissions
All presenters also participate in a parallel Heartland conference “Unfeathered free market economy - how Manchester capitalism works for us but not for all of us” in the same building complex.
FoGT have uncovered Monckton’s Nazi activities a year ago. And we interviewed his lordship in his better days! And the House of Lords commented, too. Heil Monckton!
We close with our famous Lord Monckton joke: Read More...
The laws of physics do not rely on polls. And the don’t rely on opinion either. I am afraid, nature is not democratic. But, according to Doran & Kendall (2009) 97% of all publishing climate scientists [=experts] agree scientifically that AGW is real. This figure does not include the scientific opinions of mechanical engineers.
Click on thumbnails above and below to open windows [symposium description and detailed program] in full size!
The symposium was infested by deniers while real climatologists remained conspicuously absent. It featured keynotes by Ian Plimer [download Friends of Science version] and Jan Veizer. Read More...
The Friends of Science (FoS) have secured a deal with ‘Deepend Adult Diapers’ in order to continue their annual denial luncheon series. “Our members are so old. We could only rent facilities with washable plastic chairs, more comfortably furnished arenas were denied to us” says FoS’s ailing president Doug Leahey. “I like the tear off model. Some of the crap our annual speakers say ends up directly in there” adds Norm ‘Neanderthal’ Kalmanovitch. “Libertarianism also includes the freedom to poop wherever and whenever I want, especially after rustic meals” argues Tim Ball, retired
climatology geography professor. “Eating all these cherries we have picked gives me a weak stomach” complains director Ken Gregory. “With my diapers on, I degass CO2 on the go. And since CO2 is plant food, I am walking fertilizer” says past-president Charles Simpson. FoGT adds: The adult diapers are only a temporary fix. In the future, the biological clock will contribute in a natural way to the demise of FoS.
During their recent luncheon with Ian Plimer, the Friends of Science handed out their annual state of
lying knowledge of climate change denial. Download it and see that it is the same old same old zombie stuff, debunked 100 times a day. And it is essentially the same as previous year’s denial pamphlet.
Famous climate liar and spin doctor Ian Plimer, author of the denial bible ‘Heaven and Earth’, was in
Calgary recently to speak to the older gentlemen of the Friends of Science cult. Apparently, he presented the same old zombie arguments for which he had been ripped apart by George Monbiot and Ian Enting. Above is the final slide of Plimer’s presentation, which features some truly bizzare conclusions. In the end, so he argues, the scientists actually are non-scientists. But who are the scientists then? The non-scientists that act as spin doctors for the denial industry to deceive the public? If climatologists are creationists, then doctors are murderers, priests are pimps, and mother Theresa is Hitler. The crooked world and fogged-up mind of charlatan Ian Plimer.
I am going now to inhale a volcano in order to get some life into me. It has been a long day.
Download Plimer’s presentation.
The Friends of Gin & Tonic sadly announce that two of their long-term contributors, Dr. Moritz Lorenz (left) and John A. Marr (right) have been chosen to belong to god’s elect people and have apparently been raptured on yesterday’s Judgement Day. For the rest of us alarmists, we will have to wait until October before a high rate of global heating will destroy the world. Please take the important dates from the time table below. Read More...
And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. Revelation 9:5 [mp3]
...while Schweinsgruber is getting ready for the post rapture looting. Here the next best thing to pet salvation in a post rapture world.
The Planking Scotland page on Facebook has more than 12 supporters and includes hundreds of photographs of plankters lying on statues, fire hydrants and even at Petra in Jordan.
However, it caught the attention of the Scottish police force when 59-year-old Monckton of Brenchley, pissed out of his brains, was caught planking on a police car in Easterhouse, a scruffy part of Glasgow (photo from http://www.youparklikeanasshole.com/). Read More...
Whatsupwiththat will be open again for the usual rubbish next week.
Satura nostra est!
Hildemara and Plimer, 68, conceived their illegitimate child more than a decade ago, behind the back of the denial scene superstar’s wife and Foster’s Lager heiress, Bolivia Newton John.
“She’s the one,” one source told RadarOnline.com.
A second source confirmed: “They have a son together.” Read More...
I would like to congratulate Managing Editor George Lee and the entire team for their excellent work on the new PEG. I am pleased to see the Readers’ Forum is still alive and well, and I note that there were several submissions from the sceptic group, when it comes to the debate about the theory of human-caused global warming. Perhaps supporters of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are at a loss for words to explain the events of the past three months or so (1).
You persistently demand public debate between your representatives and scientists. Here, in this blog, you have the opportunity of a debate, but so far you have remained silent. This creates a contradiction which is only too apparent. Your debate has to be oral, and you shy away from a written debate, for the following good reasons:
- You amateurs debating an expert gives you undeserved legitimacy.
- You and the experts play by different rules: while you cheat the system by lying and distorting, the experts do not. This is an unfair advantage similar to doping in sports (so long as it goes unnoticed).
- Your goal is to create uncertainty in the scientifically unsophisticated listener; this is done by catchy, simple statements, which can be hard to fact-check in the tight timeframe of a public debate.
- Even if the expert catches the fallacies and deceptions, it takes a lot or rambling to debunk these simple statements as the climate is not as simple as the Friends of Science.
- You use seductive debaters with good rhetorical skills hoping for an advantage over the expert. Physics and science do not rely on rhetoric.
- You get support by an audience with preconceived ideas: your other friends of science.
Former Tony prime minister
"That's a tremendous accomplishment,"
"I think Mr. Inthebox successfully became the incarnation of climate change,”
The former prime minister made a point of praising Inthebox’s father, Bob, who was a member of
Washington - Sesame Street mastermind Bert was killed Sunday in a firefight with US forces deep inside Pakistan, President Barack Obama said, declaring “justice has been done” a decade after the September 11 attacks.
The death of the reviled US enemy sparked jubilation across the United States, with a huge crowd gathering outside the White House just before midnight, chanting “Ernie, Ernie” as Obama made a dramatic nationwide address to Americans.
“Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Bert, the leader of Sesame Street, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children,” Obama said. Read More...
Climate change denial is on hold for the weekend owing to the Royal wedding of Prinz Wilhelm and Prinzessin Katrin Mittellos in Berlin. Prinz Wilhelm, grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm von Habsburg weds his bride in the ruins of the Gedaechtniskirche at the Kurfuerstendamm. All European Royals, including
The ‘people who don’t get laid’ of Wattsupwiththat report the forthcoming latest iteration of the infamous climate change denial extravaganza. We remember last years’ fourth conference under the motto ‘Science Alarmism’ and wonder what has happened to the 5th conference? Was it simply denied away? The 6th conference on climate change runs from June 30 to July 1 in Washington, D.C. . So if you have been a delegate of the competing 6th International Conference: Climate Change - The Karst Record from July 26-29 at the University of Birmingham,
Alabama U.K., you may have to run to catch a plane to the US that arrives on time in the past. The U.S. conference has a senior friendly registration of $88 ($ 110 for warmists and alarmists) and each delegate receives a free ‘Essential Connect Cell Phone Package for Seniors’, a dozen eggs, a cuckoo clock, and yet another box of NASA’s Gotthard Institute limited edition adult diapers. The conference room will be equipped with washable plastic chairs. See you soon in Alabama Washington.
Closing statement in the CSPG backgrounder:
In terms of the recent public debates about global climate change, there is no body of evidence, and certainly no consensus in the scientific community, that man-made CO2 emissions are a significant contributor to climate change.
What this says:
(A) Scientific evidence and scientific consensus rely on a public debate according to the authors! Says Nimoy: That's not logical Captain! Or (B) does it say that in the debate by the ‘public’ there is no consensus among the scientists (= all scientists, including the non-climatologists). And the winner is (C) Both, whichever fits best.
A critical examination by Doran & Kendall (2009) in EOS finds that 97% of actively publishing warmists alarmists climatologists participate in the scientific consensus.
Download the documents:
CSPG stands for Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. They also published and distributed this opus of climate change denial by their former president
The next debate on climate change is scheduled for Friday at the Royal Canadian Legion. A representative of the Friends of Science will take on Wayne Gretzky. If the Friends win, then the physics behind global warming will have to be perceived as wrong.
"A prolonged erection is usually painful," says Dr. Ira Harelip, clinical professor of urology at the University of California at San Francisco and spokesperson for the American Urological Association. "Men usually know something's
The other reported boner in a Friend was due to a swollen prostate. There is a direct scientific relationship between sunspots, plate tectonic activity, and erectile dysfunction, claims Norm Kalashnikoff, and he uses his APEGGA membership as proof for the correctness of his claim.
And all this while the Friends’ ratio of adult diapers per condom has become infinite since 2002. O tempora, o mores!
Dear fellow climate change deniers,
We are at a loss how you hacked our website and posted your message:
But congratulations! This is, in your own words, climatedenialgate! With your evil hacking skills, you are now the prime suspects for the climategate hack.
By the way, your idea of a causal connection of sunspots, global cooling (or warming?), and plate tectonic activity is truly intriguing!
Keep up the good work! And celebrate the fact that Koch industries have registered as lobbyists in Alberta! This means lots of funding for us all.
We will report on FoS all next week. Stay tuned!
Tracy Spencer proposes intelligent design as the mechanism for the origin of species which may explain the outrageous pictures below.
Somebody tells me that the pictures below are not from Huntsville, Alabama, but from Huntsville, Texas. We simply deny that and clearly warn you: the wages of sin is death!
After all, we climate change deniers have to be tough on crime, big on family values, and hateful of people who think differently!
July: Ian Plimer speaks to the Friends of Science in Calgary. FoGT don’t want to afford the $200 per plate, which largely supports the Friends’ denial activities. The Friends run a new radio blitz which largely fails to be heard because they can’t get the audio clips into iTunes. U Vic’s Andrew Weaver is challenged into debate by Lord Monckton. The former refuses and they settle for a duel and select clubhouse sandwiches as weapons.
August: Blog scientist Dan Moutal develops a speech impediment (caused by water in tooth) which makes it temporarily impossible for him to continue his ‘irregulate climate’ podcast. Little known Albert engineer Barry Moore revolutionizes climate science by simply reinventing it on the back of a napkin during lunch. Jo Nova empties her website’s tip jar and recovers $17.34 Aus. Naomi Oreskes goes on vacation. Read More...
The leader of this party, Danielle Smith, says about CO2:
“...The discussion surrounding global warming has become highly emotional. There is obviously still healthy scientific debate as to the extent manmade emissions of CO2 are affecting global temperatures – and this debate will likely carry on for many years.
As a province we must strike the delicate balance between promoting out of precaution a practical reduction of CO2 emissions while ignoring the environmental extremists that would have us needlessly overreact to the severe detriment of our economy.
It is thus important that government avoid enacting CO2 reduction policies for the sake of simply appearing to be doing something. Read More...
I concur with Tom Harris that 'deceptive' climate polls should be ignored, simply because they are irrelevant for climate science. They are however less irrelevant than Tom Harris' opinion piece, which is part of an echo chamber aiming to cast doubt on climate science by disinformation. And the organization he chairs, the 'International Climate Science Coalition' is even more deceptive, as it is just another free-marketeering, ultra-right-wing self-interest group with no interest or expertise in climate science whatsoever. Bluff packaging!
February: The Friends of Science, Calgary’s notorious spin doctors, stop asking their website visitors to listen to their new radio ads as November 2009 is long gone, while ignoring another La Nina in their 10 year climate trend. An anonymous liberal drops off a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken at the Friends of Science’s headquarters. Two friends die from stroke, three more from heart attacks. Only one survives.
March: Lord Monckton is caught in flagranti in an airport washroom with National Post correspondent Lorne Gunter. Both gentlemen deny the accusations and win the debate with the police officers. They decide to run their own blog called The Climate Scum. Denial Depot has its annual spring sale: Lord Monckton acquires a new tea cosy and Dr. Roy Spencer another doctorate. Steffi McImtiresome and Rose McKritik come finally out as a bunch of dykes. Not good in an ultraconservative environment. Keith Briffa starts dating the rings around Uranus and Raymond Pierrehumbert answers his first email from FoGT. Read More...
The Friends of Science (FoS) had been referred to as an astroturing group in the past, funded by the oil and gas industry, the oil money being 'refined' through the mentor of prime minister Harper at the University of Calgary.
Times have change and now FoS operate fruit machines or serve food.
This fruit machine really works. Klick here to activate!
As the result, the climate sensitivity of an atmosphere saturated with Tonic Water (plus Gin) is estimated to be 38% abv. Experiments that aim to determine the range of absorption spectra when ‘diluted’ with Gin at different concentrations are underway. It is also not settled yet whether there is an equivalent for FoS members’ absorption of rye whiskey.
However, because Schweppes was mis-spelt by scientists in the above diagram, the absorption of heat by Tonic Wateris a hoax and anthropogenic global warming is fraud.
gals & older gents donate here
Warning: You are approaching FoGT’s donation area. EXPLICIT MATERIAL! Discretion is advised! Don’t enter without a condom! Read More...
We FoGT have been missing your monthly decadal regression trends since 2002. It used to be declining by 0.12C per decade in February 2010, and in July, it was 0.01C (which is smaller than the error).
August was skipped, will September be skipped, too because the trend is now a positive one or because you guys were seconded to harvest cherries in Okanagan valley?
Derek Read More...
Bags from fast-food restaurants, pharmacies, liquor stores and bags used to purchase bulk items like produce are exempt from the ban. Unfortunately, Fort McMurray only offers fast-food restaurants, pharmacies, liquor stores, and bulk items stores. Also not banned are the gigantic monster trucks used
Councillor Allen conceded:
"There's going to be some challenges implementing this...from my perspective when I see bags floating down the streets they're largely from fast food places."
In a related story, the Alberta government banned the smell of air fresheners in vehicles during cellphone use in order to increase road safety.
If the embedded video does not work with your outdated microsoft explorer, the favourite browser for free marketeers/deniers, watch the original here. It works well with all browsers on the Mac and with Firefox and Safari on Windows.
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The USGS presently wines about Asian glacier retreat driven by
global warming climate change, which will lead to all sorts of problems. Bollocks! A colleague of the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) submitted this photo to us. It was taken on a recent business trip to the Berner Oberland in Chile, southern hemisphere (hence upside down unless you live in the southern hemisphere). It shows the increasing vertical extent of the 'La Paloma Glacier' between 1908 and 2010. A least one surface temperature measurement station was overrun by and incorporated into the advancing ice sheet and has since produced perfectly flat local T anomalies of 0.00 C, which has resulted in underestimated global temperature trends (kind of the opposite of the Urban Heat Island effect).
FoGT pub climatologists found a sixpack of Eric's Red Cream Ale in a liquor store in St. John's, Newfoundland (Nfld). According to the box (click to enlarge), Eric was the 2001 world champion - and we wonder whether it was in hockey. The FoGT pub climatologists conclude that Eric, after establishing settlements around Greenland, sailed to Nfld. This proves that the MWP also included Nfld and hence it was a global event. It also proves that Eric himself handled the famous hockey stick.
For more on MWP, look here!
- Remove tough sunspots from your carpet
- Spank Dr Spencer’s dinosaur
- Play Wolfenstein in Lord Monckton's castle
- Design your own portcullis
- Detect cosmic rays & forecast cloud cover
- Calculate regression coefficients (caution, beta version: negative trends only)
- Add vanilla flavour to antarctic ice core
- Jizz off virtually over climategate emails
- Wrap hockey stick with hockey tape
- Order adult diapers with one click
- Apply Infra-red cooling beam to produce ice in your rye & coke
- Fight global warming with sunscreen
- Design a Calgary tree-ring road
Previous version of the app (1.0) here. Buy CO2 inhaler separately!
Yes, they are back from their summer cottages - the latest old news from our Friends of Science’s (FoS) website:
Don’t click please - it is pointless. To warm or not to cool that is the question! And Canada will take the lead and start from scratch on a clean sheet to finally figure out the reasons of global
FoS’ cooling cooling trend [trend uncertainty > +/- 0.03 C]:
- 1st Jan 2002 to end of February 2010: 0.12C
- 1st Jan 2002 to end of April 2010: 0.06C
- 1st Jan 2002 to end of July 2010: 0.01C (see below)
- 1st Jan 2002 to end of August 2010: FoS have retreated to a
golf coursemonastery to pray that their cherry trend will not be a positive one.
Subject: Climate offer
Date: August 15, 2010 12:05:19 AM MDT
Dear Herr Prof. Dr. Schweingruber, lieber Fritz,
May I introduce myself. My name is Derek L. Schweinsgruber, I am the president of the Friends of Gin and Tonic (FoGT), a centre for climate change denial skepticism in Calgary, Canada:
S c h w e i n s like swine, and g r u b e r like Schicklgruber, Hitler’s mum.
Your name, which is almost identical to mine, was mentioned by our good friend, the renowned climate-change
From: Friends of Gin & Tonic
To: The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
Carie, Rannoch, Scotland, PH17 2QJ
+44 1882 632341; fax 632776; cell +44 7814 556423
cc: The Agency Group Ltd, London (booking agents, Motörhead)
Congratulations on your recent climate-change debate wins. Rest assured, public debate is crucial for public relations and each of your wins may, for short periods, deactivate the laws of physics and thus briefly reverse the effects of global warming.
We at Friends of Gin & Tonic, loyal subjects of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth from the colony of Upper Canada and the convict colony of Australia, would like to enquire about the usage of the emblem of the British Parliament, specifically in connection with the House of Lords. Our good friend, the famous climate denier:
The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
Carie, Rannoch, Scotland, PH17 2QJ
+44 1882 632341; fax 632776; cell +44 7814 556423
has in the past claimed, among many other things, to be a member of the House of Lords. You have denied this (see here). Despite this and the copyright issue you raise here, he continues to use the parliamentary emblem -- slightly modified in colour to fit his rather love-parade taste in ties, and with a modified hat which is not even a Viscount’s coronet -- on his website and in his public presentations on climate change denial: Read More...
Here our interview:
Q: Is it true that wheat is growing as high as a telegraph pole in CO2-enriched areas?
LM: Principally yes, not only as high but also as far apart.
Q: What is the objective of the UN world socialist government?
LM: The exploitation of humans by humans.
Q: And what is the objective of the unfeathered-free-market ideology?
LM: Exactly the opposite! Read More...
“So unusual is this attempt actually to meet us in argument, and so venomously ad hominem are Abraham’s artful puerilities, delivered in a nasal and irritatingly matey tone (at least we are spared his face — he looks like an overcooked prawn), that climate-extremist bloggers everywhere have circulated them and praised them to the warming skies.”
FoGT may use this opportunity for another argumentum ad moncktonem: While we feel that Abraham looks more like the Dutch version of a smurf, Lord Monckton rather looks like Edgar Wallace’s ‘Face of the Frog’ or a frog in a blender. Convince yourself!
P.S. We also wonder why our lordship uses a rather
Disclaimer: FoGT does not use the term ‘gay’ in a discriminatory but in a factual sense. As you know, we are rather open minded.
The Friends of Science (FoS) attribute the global cooling since the start of their 2002 fiscal year to decreasing sun activity. But, while the sun’s activity has been consistently low since the 1970s, and temperatures have risen
Geochemical evidence for late Holocene Paleoclimatic and Paleoceanographic variability in Anoxic Basins, Seymour-Belize Inlet Complex, Central Coastal Mainland, British Columbia
Babalola, L.O, Patterson, R.T. and Prokoph, A.
Earth Sciences Department
ATMOSPHERIC BIASES - From the Peg, April 2010
The climate is ever-changing — always has been, always will be (1). Everyone has a bias (2), which is simply human nature. This is exactly why we postulate hypothesises (3) to test our thoughts. Such testing should be performed without emotions (4) . Some choose to believe (5) man is to blame for many of Earth's natural changes and attritions. Because they lack proof of their hypothesis (6), they resort to political pressure and name calling (deniers, Flat Earthers, etc.). They play to human emotions (guilt, pity, scare tactics). All of this is intended to persuade others to acquiesce and accept their unproven, ideologically prescribed remedies (7). Read More...
The 'urban heat island' (UHI) effect refers to the fact that many temperature measurement sites are located in cities. These locations are generally warmer than the surrounding countryside. This effect is maximised in the Republican Bible Belt of the continental United States owing to additional heat-generating factors: steaming anger expressed in townhall meetings, overheated unprotected sex between unmarried teenagers, friction by fingers gliding along rosaries during extended prayer, overusage of large pickup trucks in drive throughs, and the absorption of solar radiation by unprotected human necks. Many of the surface measurement stations are located improperly, enhancing this effect and hence falsifying the global temperature record of the United States. The above picture was taken in Marysville, Ca. (near Jesustown).Read More...
Petro engineers are an even more special breed: their thinking is generally one-dimensional (vertical hole), occasionally two-dimensional (hole deviates from the vertical), and always linear. How likely are petro engineers predestined to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function? Exactly...And, have you ever heard an engineer tell a really funny joke? Read More...
After the CSPG recently removed climate change denial propaganda (written by their past president A. Neil Hutton), members of APEGGA are now requesting the same from their organization (see letters in the July issue of the Peg below). It appears that these local Alberta organisations are slowly catching up with time and reality and are approaching the scientific opinion on global warming held by ALL national and international science academies and scientific societies. In support of this, FoGT has recently rejected the logical fallacies and deceptions of the local deniers, audiotaped and exposed their nonsense (A, B, C), explained the psychology behind their denial, and addressed the editorial board of AGU journals in an open letter to more rigorously monitor submitted manuscripts. And how do the Friends of Science (FoS) - who proclaim they are seeking the debate - respond? Not at all, they simply DENY FoGT, too, despite getting unmasked almost daily under the eyes of a local and international audience. The ice of denial is melting, the dinosaurs are nearing extinction, and not even their powerful iphone app can save them.
Here are the Peg letters in question: Read More...
FoGT begs to differ: Coke and Pepsi containers, like the oceans, constitute carbon storage volumes. Read More...
Fantastic!! My eyes are still watering because I laughed so hard -- Anon., Calgary
The lots could be narrower and the streets darker if we built 4-storey houses - Man in the street, Calgary
Good stuff Derek - thanks for letting me know. G.M. Read More...
Mike Lockwood (2010) writes:
It is important not to make the mistake made by Lord Kelvin and argue that there can be no influence of solar variability on climate: indeed, its study is of scientific interest and may well further our understanding of climate behaviour. However, the popular idea (at least on the Internet and in some parts of the media) that solar changes are some kind of alternative to GHG forcing in explaining the rise in surface temperatures has no credibility with almost all climate scientists. Read More...
Whatsupwiththat will be open again for the usual rubbish next week.
Satura nostra est!
Over at The Climate Scum, they characterize Lord Monckton, the 3rd Viscount of Brenchley, member of the House of Lords, puzzle creator, and famous climate
denier skeptic, as the victor of the Falklands war and curor of Aids and other diseases...What they miss, however, is Lord Monckton’s brilliant solo victory against the UN world socialist government Nazi Germany.
FoGT, master of the audio recording, offers Lord Monckton’s heroic fight against the Hitler Youth at the 2010 Copenhagen climate conference [Audio: mp3; 30 sec; 300 KB].
- Oils spills and oil seepage have been natural in the past, therefore BP cannot have caused the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico
- Natural oil seepage exists and is larger in magnitude than the current BP disaster. Hence the current Gulf of Mexico BP disaster cannot have been generated by humans and is insignificant
- People have died naturally in the past, therefore murder can always be excluded today
- Bush fires have been started by lightning in the past, therefore arson can be excluded in every modern case
- Climate has changed naturally in the past, therefore...
The appointment becomes effective immediately. Dr. Lorenz will address Australian-Pacific denial later this week.
You find the contact information at the bottom of this blog.
A word about our logo, it should be made clear that it's not the CO2 molecule - CO2 does not exist. It is, rather, the G2T molecule: two atoms of gin and one of tonic (because at FoGT, we only synthesize doubles).
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual meeting of the members of Friends of Science Society (the “Society” or “FOS&rdquo will be held at the South Calgary Community Centre (Lower Hall), 3130 - 16th St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2T 4G7, Wednesday, June 09, 2010 at 7:30PM (MDT) for the following purposes:
1. To receive the consolidated financial statements and the latest cherry-picked T-t regression line of the Society for the period ended December 31, 2009.
2. To receive the Presidents Report on the denial activities of the past year.
3. To erect the Directors of the Society.
4. To disappoint auditors of the Society for the ensuing year.
5. Transact any other business as may properly come before the meeting.
6. Repair Barry Cooper’s money laundromat that worked very well between 2002 and 2007. Read More...
Friends of Science creative scientist Norm Kalmanovitch gave his disputed talk at GeoCanada 2010 (previosly discussed here and here). A rather entertaining mp3 file of remarkable sound quality can be downloaded from our site (22 mins; 10 MB). The file includes incredible math and an amusing debate following the presentation at 15:01. The fact that Norm read off his powerpoint benefitted this audiobook version. Judge for yourselves... Read More...
"No, he attributed me. Sometimes people write things out to explain them in their own mind, without breaking new ground. This may be one of those instances." --David Archibald, greenhouse denier
"Thanks for your interest in what Norm is going to say. I have had several exchanges with him and he still gets 'the wrong end of the stick'! He has based his work on some of mine, but essentially does not understand the physics." -- Jack Barrett, greenhouse denier
FoGT says: While we feel that Jack Barrett was at least honest in our exchange, he does not appear to understand the physics either. Read More...
Says Schmidt: All this bright pink and purple is kinda gay! It gives 'ad hominem' a completely new meaning. Read More...
Gavin Kirsch, Chief Climate Modeler
John A. Marr, West Coast Representative
We feed our specially-selected climate data to Gavin, who, using a patented process spits out the results in a form that's easily digestible and free of unpleasant surprises. We get many requests for Gavin's modeling code. We pass them on to Phylis actioning.
We are FoGT, a new climate denial skeptics organization out of Calgary, the hotbed of North American climate change denial.
Included here is a link to a song we made for you.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Presenting...as announced previously
Recorded at South Studios, mixed at Sapphire Sound,
The Friends of Gin & Tonic and The Tanqueray Tabernacle Choir
Stand By Your Scam - Song for Ian Plimer
(author of 'Heaven & Earth')
Stand By Your Scam
Sometimes it's hard denying warming
Giving all your love to just one scam
You'll claim it's cooled
Stand By Your Scam
(from Friends of Gin & Tonic, Australia. 26/4/10)
Sometimes it's hard denying warming
Giving all your love to just one scam
You'll claim it's cooled
And hope that someone's fooled
Make it seem to hard to understand
Confuse the climate with the weather
Your stories needn't fit together
And when you get attacks
Oh just reverse the facts
'Cause after all it's just a scam Read More...
Many thanks for the video. And now what about Al Gore ?
Dear Dr. de Freitas,
In a recent paper by McLean et al. (2009) it is claimed that climate change is largely triggered by SOI (Southern Oscillation Index). You are the second author. But you are also a scientific advisor to the "Friends of Science (FoS)" in Calgary. The FoS claim on their website... Read More...
Sehr geehrter Herr Dr. Singer,
I am wondering about recent global temperature trends. Here a link to Dr. Spencer's most recent satellite data:
My Calgary colleagues of the Friends of Science (FoS; friendsofscience.org), claim that the earth has been cooling since 2002. They even advertised this cooling in recent radio ads. The FoS base this on a T-t plot similar to Dr. Spencer's. The difference is that theirs constitutes the average between the two principal satellite data sets (UAH, Remote Sensing LTD). While there is essentially no difference between the two, I cannot see the 0.12 C drop since 2002 claimed by the FoS. In fact, T has been shooting up recently and the long-term trend since 1979 is also clearly up. The period between 2002 and 2007 is simply a high plateau,
that's a possible interpretation, consistent with the accuracy of the data set Read More...