Podcast: Episode 1.4

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Introduction:

Intro: Nine Inch Nails – “Hyperpower!
Outro: Shelly – “State and Serf

Topics on the show included…

Steve Watson – “Heavy Snow Fall In South Africa Blamed On Global Warming”

http://infowars.net/articles/September2008/230908Cooling.htm

Heavy Snow Fall In South Africa Blamed On Global Warming
Phantom warming still cited as NASA sounds alarm bells on greatly reduced solar activity

Steve Watson | September 23, 2008

Unexpected snowfall and freezing temperatures in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa has been described by so called climate experts as a feature of global warming.

The country experienced its coldest night on record two nights ago — in the spring time.

The adverse weather has shocked and surprised many locals, with forecasters warning that worse conditions could follow.

The snow is part of a continuing pattern of cold snaps across the continent that has also seen unprecedented ice storms in Kenya, resulting in 4 inch deep hail covering the ground.

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Published in: on September 23, 2008 at 9:00 PM  Leave a Comment  

Dan Gainor – “Networks Wrong On Global Warming Again; Arctic Ice Still There”

http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080917152523.aspx

Networks Wrong On Global Warming Again; Arctic Ice Still There
Predictions of open water prove incorrect as 1.74 million square miles of ice survive.

Dan Gainor | September 18, 2008

So much for the media hype about Arctic ice disappearing this summer.

Less than three months ago, NBC’s Anne Thompson was warning ominously of ice loss. “But this summer, some scientists say that ice could retreat so dramatically that open water covers the North Pole, so much so that you could sail across it.”

Both are still with us – the ice and the hype. According to a September 16 National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) report, such predictions were off by 1.74 million square miles.

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Published in: on September 18, 2008 at 8:42 AM  Leave a Comment  

Podcast: Volume I, Episode XVIII

FEMA coffins

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Download Episode XVIII Bonus Segment (27.3 mb)

Download Episode XVII (61.0 mb)

Note to show: Nate and I had so much to talk about that we couldn’t confine it to one show!  Rather than drag the initial show out to 1:45+ min., we decided to break it off into its own bonus segment.  And as a result of waiting so long to post Episode XVII, we decided to include it here for those who’d rather not miss a show.  We hope you enjoy (and, please, pardon the cursing–stuff’s getting really crazy out there!).

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Timm Herdt – “Global warming may bring cooler summers near coast”

http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/sep/11/global-warming-may-bring-cooler-summers-near-not/

Global warming may bring cooler summers near coast
Changing climate might not bring expected results

Timm Herdt | September 11, 2008

For most Californians, one effect of global warming will be the opposite of what they might expect: cooler summer days.

In the first localized study of temperature changes in California, a San Jose State meteorology professor has discovered that summer temperatures declined measurably from 1948 to 2005 in areas near the coast — specifically in the Los Angeles Basin and the San Francisco Bay Area, the state’s two largest population centers.

Robert Bornstein presented his study, which has been preliminarily accepted for publication in the Journal of Climate, at the annual California Climate Change Conference this week.

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Published in: on September 14, 2008 at 8:42 PM  Leave a Comment  

Juliette Jowit – “UN says eat less meat to curb global warming”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/sep/07/food.foodanddrink

UN says eat less meat to curb global warming

Juliette Jowit | September 7, 2008

People should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change, the world’s leading authority on global warming has told The Observer

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which last year earned a joint share of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that people should then go on to reduce their meat consumption even further.

His comments are the most controversial advice yet provided by the panel on how individuals can help tackle global warning.

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Published in: on September 14, 2008 at 7:47 PM  Leave a Comment  

Drew Zahn – “Is this the book that finishes Obama?”

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=74706

Is this the book that finishes Obama?
‘Audacity of Deceit’ challenging candidate’s ‘Change We Can Believe In’

Drew Zahn | September 9, 2008

On the same day Barack Obama is releasing a new book touting his appeal for change, bookstores are bracing for the impact of another book’s release: “The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama’s War on American Values,” an exposé that promises to reveal just how Obama’s proposed changes would radically redefine American life and government.

“The Audacity of Deceit,” by Brad O’Leary and released by WND Books, hits the nation’s largest bookstores today in a head-to-head clash with Obama’s release of his campaign book, “Change We Can Believe In.” Printers have produced 100,000 copies of “Audacity” already and 31,000 have been shipped to retailers and book clubs.

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Paul Joseph Watson – “U.S. Government Mad Scientists Geo-Engineer Atmosphere”

http://www.infowars.com/?p=4345

U.S. Government Mad Scientists Geo-Engineer Atmosphere

Paul Joseph Watson | September 5, 2008

U.S. government scientists are bombarding the skies with the acid-rain causing pollutant sulphur dioxide in an attempt to fight global warming by “geo-engineering” the planet, despite the fact that injecting aerosols into the upper atmosphere carries with it a host of both known and unknown dangers.

The proposal to disperse sulphur dioxide in an attempt to reflect sunlight was again raised in a London Guardian article this week entitled, Geoengineering: The radical ideas to combat global warming, in which Ken Caldeira, a leading climate scientist based at the Carnegie Institution in Stanford, California, promotes the idea of injecting the atmosphere with aerosols.

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Published in: on September 9, 2008 at 11:30 PM  Leave a Comment  

Dee Norris – “An Inconvenient Youth”

http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2008/09/08/an-inconvenient-youth/

An Inconvenient Youth

Dee Norris | September 9, 2008

Teach children the path to follow, and even when they are old, they will not stray from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

Childhood indoctrination. It’s a dirty word. Hitler did it. Stalin did it. It can never happen here in the free world, now can it? Of course not.

In the past few days, I have had a couple of disturbing conversations about AGW with the younger generation, including my own daughter. Particularly striking is the one I had with the 12-year old daughter of a friend.

(Warning: The following transcript may incite anger in libertarians and parents).

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Published in: on September 9, 2008 at 9:38 PM  Leave a Comment  

Melissa Checker – “Carbon Offsets: More Harm Than Good?”

http://www.counterpunch.org/checker08272008.html

Carbon Offsets: More Harm Than Good?

Melissa Checker | August 27, 2008

From Coldplay to Leonardo diCaprio to Al Gore, influential environmentalists are increasingly modeling green behavior by neutralizing their carbon emissions through carbon offsets. Briefly, offsets are based on the notion that consumers can balance out carbon intensive activities, like travel, by contributing to projects that reduce greenhouse gases. Between 2005 and 2007 the market for carbon offsets grew 175%, reaching $110 million (Faris 2007). But just as buying indulgences in the Middle Ages never really erased your sins, carbon offsets rarely counteract your carbon use. Moreover, in some cases, carbon offset projects actually hurt local people. Many experts now believe that well-intentioned consumers are not just wasting their money on offsets, but that purchasing them actually does more harm than good.

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Published in: on September 8, 2008 at 10:07 PM  Comments (1)  

Global Warming Politics – “Cognitive Dissonance”

http://web.mac.com/sinfonia1/Global_Warming_Politics/A_Hot_Topic_Blog/Entries/2008/8/19_Cognitive_Dissonance.html

Cognitive Dissonance

Global Warming Politics | August 20, 2008

I must ask a very serious and urgent question of our media. Why do you continue to talk glibly about current climate ‘warming’ when it is now widely acknowledged that there has been no ‘global warming’ for the last ten years, a cooling trend that many think may continue for at least another ten years? How can you talk of the climate ‘warming’ when, on the key measures, it isn’t? And now a leading Mexican scientist is even predicting that we may enter another ‘Little Ice Age’ – a ‘pequeña era de hielo’.

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Published in: on August 20, 2008 at 9:22 PM  Comments (3)  

Paul Joseph Watson – “Arctic Ice Grows 30 Per Cent In a Year”

http://www.prisonplanet.com/arctic-ice-grows-30-per-cent-in-a-year.html

Arctic Ice Grows 30 Per Cent In a Year
Predictions of “ice free” summer for first time in history completely debunked

Paul Joseph Watson | August 19, 2008

Alarmist scientists who predicted that the North Pole could be “ice free” this summer as a result of global warming have been embarrassed after it was revealed that Arctic ice has actually grown by around 30 per cent in the year since August 2007.

Back in June, numerous prominent voices in the scientific community expressed fears of a mass melting of the polar ice caps, including David Barber, of the University of Manitoba, who told National Geographic Magazine, “We’re actually projecting this year that the North Pole may be free of ice for the first time [in history].”

“This summer’s forecast—and unusual early melting events all around the Arctic—serve as a dire warning of how quickly the polar regions are being affected by climate change,” adds the article.

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Published in: on August 20, 2008 at 12:06 AM  Leave a Comment  

Paul Joseph Watson – “Scientist Predicts Ice Age Within 10 Years”

http://www.prisonplanet.com/scientist-predicts-ice-age-within-10-years.html

Scientist Predicts Ice Age Within 10 Years
University of Mexico expert says lack of solar activity to cause significant cooling that will last over half a century

Paul Joseph Watson | August 19, 2008

As evidence builds of the earth entering a dramatic cooling trend, another scientist has gone public with his conviction that we are about to enter a new ice age, rendering warnings about global warming fraudulent and irrelevant.

Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera of the Institute of Geophysics at the University of Mexico states that “In about ten years the Earth will enter a “little ice age” which will last from 60 to 80 years and may be caused by the decrease in solar activity,” according to a report in the major Mexican newspaper Milenio Diario.
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Published in: on August 20, 2008 at 12:00 AM  Leave a Comment  

Stephen Lautens – “Global warming the new religion”

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Lautens_Stephen/2008/08/16/6472061-sun.php

Global warming the new religion

Stephen Lautens | August 16, 2008

Let me say first of all, I love the environment.

In fact, I spend most of my time in some environment or other.

My family lives the low-packaging, low carbon, tedious recycling lifestyle.

My wife is so committed to recycling that I’m convinced that when I’m gone, my body will be dragged to the curb on Wednesday night.

So I have to say in a quiet voice that I’m sick and tired of hearing about carbon footprints, offset credits, green shift and global warming.

Don’t get me wrong — I think looking after the Earth is a good thing.

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Published in: on August 18, 2008 at 10:37 PM  Leave a Comment  

Steven Goddard – “Arctic ice refuses to melt as ordered”

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/15/goddard_arctic_ice_mystery/

Arctic ice refuses to melt as ordered

Steven Goddard | August 18, 2008

Just a few weeks ago, predictions of Arctic ice collapse were buzzing all over the internet. Some scientists were predicting that the “North Pole may be ice-free for first time this summer”. Others predicted that the entire “polar ice cap would disappear this summer”.

The Arctic melt season is nearly done for this year. The sun is now very low above the horizon and will set for the winter at the North Pole in five weeks. And none of these dire predictions have come to pass. Yet there is, however, something odd going on with the ice data.

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Published in: on August 18, 2008 at 10:36 PM  Leave a Comment