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NYU professor wants government to stop us from using air conditioning

Scratch a Leftist, and you’ll find a wannabe dictator who, if he/she gets his/her way, will gladly poke you up the chimney if you so much as disagree.

The most vivid example of the Left’s murderous mind is an infamous commercial, “No Pressure,” by the 10:10 Campaign – a worldwide campaign exhorting us to reduce our carbon emissions by at least 10% in 2010.

10-10 campaignThose who won’t reduce their carbon emissions are blown up into bits.

In the video, school children and adults who refuse to join 10:10 are blown up into bits, their blood and pieces of flesh spattering those nearby. This video/commercial is not a spoof. The people who put this together are serious and really really sick.

FOTM has chronicled other examples of the murderous mind of the Left. See, for example:

Eric KleinenbergNow a sociology professor at New York University, Eric Klinenberg, wants government to force us to stop using air conditioning.

In a recent op-ed he wrote for Time magazine (good grief, does anyone still read Time?), dramatically titled “Air-Conditioning Will Be the End of Us,” Klinenberg railed against Americans’ profligate use of air conditioning. He writes:

“most Americans still believe that the wise way to use air conditioners is to crank them up, cooling down every room in the house — or even better, relax in the cold blasts of a movie theater or shopping mall, where someone else pays the bills. Today Americans use twice as much energy for air-conditioning as we did 20 years ago, and more than the rest of the world’s nations combined. As a climate-change adaptation strategy, this is as dumb as it gets.”

Except for saving the lives of old and sick people during dangerous heat waves, and helping “truly vulnerable people” like farm workers toiling in “sunbaked fields,” or old people living alone in “broiling urban apartments,” or those noble proletariat working and “wilting” in factories of “searing temperatures,” Klinenberg sweepingly declares that “in most situations, the case for air-conditioning is made of hot air” and calls “indefensible” our “habit” of air-conditioning homes, offices and commercial outlets “into igloos on summer days.”

The sociology professor recommends that “it might well be necessary” for government to step in with “new rules and regulations” to forbid (“prohibit”) Americans from setting their air conditioning to “below, say, 70°F,” “if we can’t turn down the dial on our own.”

Klinenberg also decries how “in recent decades, the fastest-growing U.S. cities — places like Las Vegas, Phoenix and Austin — have effectively been built on air-conditioning,” and how “most designs for new office, commercial and residential property rely entirely on AC, rather than on time-honored cooling technologies such as shading from trees and cross-ventilation from windows and fans.”

Worse still is how the United States has contaminated other countries. Our  wasteful use of AC “is spreading to the nations where American culture carries influence; sales of air conditioners rose 20% in India and China last year.”

Claiming that our excessive use of air-conditioning will exacerbate global warming climate change, Klinenberg darkly warns that “blasting the AC will ultimately make us all even hotter” and recommends that we “put our air conditioners on ice before it’s too late.”

While I’m all for designing energy-efficient buildings with “shading from trees and cross-ventilation from windows and fans,” sociology professor Klinenberg is woefully misinformed about global warming and oblivious to the stubborn fact that our Earth actually has been cooling, not heating up.

Rick Manning of NetRightDaily alerts us to a new, peer reviewed study by a team of Dutch scientists, titled “Meteosat Derived Planetary Temperature Trend: 1982-2006,” published in Energy & Environment, which came to the stunning conclusion that global temperatures have actually been dropping since 1986. 

The study took satellite derived temperature data from 1986-2006 that was collected using a European satellite system which measures thermal infrared radiation (similar to those red to blue heat maps that weather.com uses). The study concludes:

The amazing finding of the present study is that we do not observe global warming in the period 1982-2006, but significant cooling.”

Answering its own question on what could be the cause of the astonishing global cooling, the study concludes that the cause is cloudiness: “cloudiness changes could be the mechanism behind the observed global cooling since 1982: an increase in cloudiness would decrease global radiation and increase rainfall and evapotranspiration. Both effects tend to decrease the surface temperature.”

Despite Americans’ utterly shameful profligate use of air conditioning, instead of heating up, Earth has cooled! So much for Professor Klinenberg’s bombastic op-ed.

H/t Campus Reform

~Eowyn

UN admits the sun may cause global warming

Skeptics of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming have been saying for years now, that if the Earth indeed is warming — which is also disputed (see “Global Cooling for Last 10 Years” and “Climategate scientist: no global warming since 1995“) — the cause is not human but rather solar activities.

The United Nations’  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the world’s most powerful proponent of both global warming (now called “climate change”) and man-made global warming. The IPCC’s report on global warming even garnered a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, which the UN body shared with climate hypocrite-fraudster Al Gore.

GorePachauriAl Gore and Chair of UN’s IPCC Rajendra Pachauri (a porn writer) with their Nobel Peace Prize

But the IPCC report was found to be riddled with mistakes: The Himalayan glaciers are not melting. The Amazon rain forest are not disappearing. And it’s 20%, not 55%, of the Netherlands that is below sea level.

Now another report by the same IPCC finally admits what some scientists have been saying for years — our Sun’s activities may play a significant role in global warming!

solar flareNASA image of a solar flare on the Sun, taken in June 2012.

 

Maxim Lott reports for FoxNews, February 01, 2013, that a leaked draft of an upcoming report by the United Nations’ IPCC says that heat from the sun may play a larger role than previously thought: “[Results] do suggest the possibility of a much larger impact of solar variations on the stratosphere than previously thought, and some studies have suggested that this may lead to significant regional impacts on climate.”

The report was leaked by StopGreenSuicide blogger Alec Rawls, who told FoxNews.com that the U.N.’s statements on solar activity were his main motivation for leaking the document.

Rawls first leaked the report last December. He wrote on his blog: “The public needs to know now how the main premises and conclusions of the IPCC story line have been undercut by the IPCC itself.”

He also blames the U.N. for burying its point about the effect of the sun in Chapter 11 of the report: “Even after the IPCC acknowledges extensive evidence for … solar forcing beyond what they included in their models, they still make no attempt to account for this omission in their predictions. … It’s insane.”

Despite the IPCC’s admission, some climatologists still say that the report is important, but not game-changing.

Pat Michaels, the former president of the American Association of State Climatologists, and current director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, said: “The solar component is real but not of sufficient magnitude to have driven most of the warming of the late 20th century.” Michaels also points out that the U.N. report says the effect of solar activity will be “much smaller than the warming expected from increases in [man-made] greenhouse gases.”

But even Michaels admits that while the Earth had warmed over the last two decades, it did so more slowly than the U.N. had predicted: “Climate science has the problem of trying to explain why we are now in our 17th year without a significant warming trend. As a result, you are seeing many forecasts of warming for this century being ratcheted down.”

Aaron Huertas of the Union of Concerned Scientists says that the focus on solar activity distracts from the big picture — the fact that the Earth is warming: “I see climate contrarians try this trick almost every time a big new solar study comes out. They somehow tend to neglect mentioning that solar variation is smaller than the heat-trapping power of carbon dioxide. The basic evidence is that solar activity has varied a bit while global temperature keeps going up.”

Blogger Rawls argues what should really worry us is not global warming, but global cooling, due to a fall in solar activity: “Unlike warming, cooling really is dangerous, regularly dropping the planet into hundred-thousand-year-long glacial periods.”

An estimate from NASA said that solar variations caused 25% of the 1.1 degree Fahrenheit warming that has been observed over the past century. NASA has said that there is evidence that the most recent “Little Ice Age” was caused by a dip in solar activity: “Almost no sunspots were observed on the sun’s surface during the period from 1650 to 1715. This extended absence of solar activity may have been partly responsible for the Little Ice Age in Europe,” during which temperatures were colder by about 1.8 degrees F than they are today.

Global Warming, man-made or sun-made, is no idle chatter among scientists.

Global Warming has very serious implications and consequences because it is used by very powerful forces in our world, behind the façade of the United Nations, to push for Agenda 21 — a blueprint for global political control.

The number 21 refers to an agenda for the 21st Century. In the name of environmentalism and sustainability, Agenda 21 is a comprehensive blueprint of action to be taken globally, nationally, and locally by organizations of the UN, governments, and major groups in every area in which humans directly affect the environment.

For Fellowship of the Minds’ many posts on Agenda 21, go to the links colored dark red on our “Police State / NWO” page. Click here.

See also:

A report by the Royal Academy of Engineering warns that a solar “superstorm” will hit Earth some time in the near future, knocking out  communications satellites, and cause dangerous power surges in the national grid and disrupt crucial navigation aids and aircraft avionics. But it’s impossible to predict more than about 30 minutes before it actually happens. Solar superstorms are estimated to occur once every 100 or 200 years, with the last one hitting the Earth in 1859.

~Eowyn

Top 10 Reasons to Surrender Property & Freedom

From time to time The Reagan Wing publishes the nonsense spouted by Doris Grupa,  the over- medicated diva of the Midstream Republicans of Washington State.  Her latest rambling speaks for itself.  Enjoy the journey through the mind of the menopausal cheerleader of the Middle of the Road aka RINOs of Washington State.

~LTG

The TOP TEN Reasons to Surrender all our Property and Freedom to Environmentalist Regulators

March 21, 2011 by Doris Grupa

We stand at a point of crisis, in fact, many crises,  just as we have been doing for more than 70 years without fully realizing it. Even me. And, just as it was in 1972 when Nixon facilitated the earth in averting  Sino-Soviet cooperation, Midstream Republicans must save us.

Our destruction is at hand from many sources. In this article we divulge the top ten most urgent, starting with some of the better-known.


Global Warming. I don’t have to explain this. Everyone is familiar with it because it has already taken us in its grip, melting the polar ice caps, drying up all our water, killing the polar bears, causing hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, cold waves, heat waves and international conferences.

Global Cooling. Long forgotten, the specter of global cooling, which the environmentalists warned us about in the ’70s, is being reconsidered with the shift in global temperatures (and the discovery of falsified data). Global cooling would expand the polar ice caps, freezing up all our water, killing the panda bears, causing hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, cold waves, heat waves and international conferences.

Climate Change is neither global warming nor global cooling, but a deadly vacillating back and forth between BOTH, drying up, then freezing all our water, killing the polar bears AND panda bears, causing hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, cold waves, heat waves and international conferences.

Global Whacking. Near Earth Objects (Big Asteroids) crash into Earth, effectively whacking it.

Black Holes. A star collapses, producing an immense gravitational pull along the way, drawing everything in its path—including light—toward its core, like a giant vacuum cleaner from which there’s no escape.  A lot like the IRS.

Mini Black Holes. From the  Large Hadron Collider ( LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland. Although Hawking’s radiation should dissolve these holes instantly, no one knows for certain that Hawking’s radiation works on the micro scale or if we have enough of it. And if it doesn’t, one mini black hole could start bouncing around the Earth, essentially dicing the planet into two groups, the hole-y and the un-hole-y.

Nanobots. Billions of tiny self-replicating robots suddenly go berserk and instead of doing the job for which they were built (like mopping up an oil spill), they start consuming all matter on Earth—while building more of themselves. Ick.

Gamma Rays. A high-energy beam of electromagnetic
radiation shot out of a supernova, or exploding star. Researchers say we must avoid a routine gamma-ray burst within 3,000 light years of the Earth. A full-time job.

Strangelets. Bits of “strange matter.” When strange matter encounters normal matter, it turns normal matter into strange matter. Evidence of this is everywhere. Normally, strange matter decays in microseconds and doesn’t cause much harm. But it’s theoretically possible for a chunk to stabilize. If that happens it would start turning all nearby matter into strange matter—and it wouldn’t stop. The “normal” Earth would eventually be replaced by the “strange” Earth. There is no telling how far this has gone.

Deadly pathogens. These have already been made into bio-weapons. Any of them, especially with a little  genetic tinkering to make strains more virulent, would have the potential to end life as we know it. Pretty soon we’ll be genetically engineering bugs that no one has ever seen and to which no one has any natural-born immunity for the single purpose of wiping out all life on earth.

Antimatter. When matter and antimatter bump into each other, the result is total annihilation. The evil LHC in Geneva can manufacture antimatter in small amounts. It lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres (17 mi) in circumference, as much as 175 metres (574 ft) beneath the Franco-Swiss border. This synchrotron is designed to collide opposing particle beams of either protons at an energy of 7 teraelectronvolts (1.12 micro-joules) per particle, or lead. It could be taken out with a preemptive nuclear strike.

Yellowstone Park’s Super-volcano. It can pump enough ash and sulfuric acid into the atmosphere to blot out the sun, greatly multiplying the difficulty of casual reading, outdoor sports and rendering every sundial on earth totally inoperable. More funding is needed for research to develop means of eliminating super volcanoes.

Losses of Biodiversity. Too many species die, upsetting the fragile balance of eco-power through lack of eco-regulation. Eeeeek!

Solar Flares. Jets of plasma shooting out of the sun will cause massive outages, radio blackouts, satellite malfunctions, telecommunication-system meltdowns, a banking and financial-systems collapse and air-traffic control screens turned to fuzz. In other words, the same stuff we went through on Y2K all over again.

Alien Invasion (don’t laugh). The logic is simple. Since life evolved here from the random interaction of mindless matter, it must have happened all over the Universe. The cosmos is therefore, teeming with unknown life spanning the spectrum from primitive and warlike Sigourney-Weaver-style Aliens with acid blood to highly sophisticated super-intelligent super cultures with super-weapons and light speed hyperdrives. It’s only logical. And we are not prepared. Earth’s defenses are much like the U.S. Defenses before 911.

Just as it took Nixon to normalize relations with China,  Esser to embrace SEIU, Bush to get a prescription drug benefit and Mitt Romney to achieve universal health care and gay marriage in Massachusetts,  it will take Midstream Republicans to do the heavy lifting to avert environmental disasters.

We must look to Republican Environmentalists! Luckily, here in Washington we have Slade and Rob McKenna leading a solid team including (prominently) Sam Reed, Dave Reichert and Reagan Dunn. And mark my words, Dino will be back, stylin’! We’re all one, after all.

We must pass McCain/Lieberman! We must empower Regional Sustainability! We must develop a Department of HomePlanet Security with new powers striking down civil liberties and privacy. Biological eco-screening throughout society should become common, in schools, toll booths, stop lights and traffic checkpoints.

Give us DNA scans!

Give us the Big Tent!

Doris Grupa is Executive Director of Midstream Republicans of Washington

http://thereaganwing.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/the-top-ten-reasons-to-surrender-all-our-property-and-freedom-to-environmentalist-regulators/

Global Cooling For Last 10 Years

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Yesterday, November 26, 2010, the UK’s Daily Mail had an interesting article, Global warming has slowed down over the past 10 years, say scientists.” Not only has the globe been cooling instead of warming, scientists attribute the cooling to anthropogenic (man-made) pollution! Too funny.

But did you hear or read about it here in the good ol’ U S of A?

No.

The article begins by saying:

The rate at which global temperatures are rising has slowed in the past decade, scientists said today. In a report published today, the Met Office said the slow in the rate of warming was down to a combination of natural variation in the weather and pollution. Scientists say one of the major factors is the rise in heavy industry and pollutant ‘aerosols’, particularly in Asia. An upsurge in industrial emissions such as sulphur which are being pumped into the atmosphere reflects sunlight and could lead to a cooling effect. Changes in the amount of water vapour in the stratosphere may also be a factor, the report suggests….

At the same time as the Daily Mail article says the globe has been cooling, the writer paradoxically insists that there still is Global Warming and warns that the cooling data “will be seized upon by climate sceptics as evidence that man-made global warming has been overstated.” The article continues:

Since the 1970s, the long-term rate of global warming has been around 0.16C a decade but that slowed in the last 10 years to between 0.05C – 0.13C depending on which of the three major temperature record series are used. Vicky Pope, head of climate science advice, said: ‘The warming trend has decreased slightly. There’s still a warming trend but it’s not as rapid as it was before. The question is why has that happened. It’s a question that sceptics often bring up.’

However researchers from the Met Office say there is still a warming trend over the 10 years since 2000 and the decade was the hottest on record. They also said a lack of data from the Arctic, where warming has been particularly strong in the last 10 years, and changes to the way sea surface temperatures are measured have led to an underestimate of the rate at which temperatures are rising.

And while the UK is currently experiencing a cold snap and last year had the harshest winter for 30 years, the scientists said the evidence for man-made global warming had grown even stronger in the past year.

Dr Pope said for global warming it was important to look at the global picture – which last year saw many parts of the world experience very warm temperatures even while the UK was gripped by snow and ice. And she said: ‘We are starting to see changes in the climate even in the UK which we can link to global warming. We’re seeing more heatwaves and seeing fewer of these cold winters.’

So, let me see if I got it right:

  • Scientists admit that climate data show that the globe actually has been cooling in the last decade, but the same scientists also insist that the last 10 years have been the warmest ever.
  • The UK has had “the harshest” (i.e., coldest) winter last year, but scientists say this is even stronger evidence of global warming and that “we’re seeing more heatwaves and seeing fewer of these colder winters.”

Which reminds me of this interview the BBC’s Roger Harrabin had Phil Jones on February 13, 2010. Jones is still the director of the University of East Anglia’s now infamous Climatic Research Unit (CRU) whose hacked e-mails showed a pattern of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) scientists faking their data and blackballing/censoring other climate scientists who are AGW skeptics.

Q: Do you agree that according to the global temperature record used by the IPCC, the rates of global warming from 1860-1880, 1910-1940 and 1975-1998 were identical?

A: …Temperature data for the period 1860-1880 are more uncertain, because of sparser coverage, than for later periods in the 20th Century. The 1860-1880 period is also only 21 years in length. As for the two periods 1910-40 and 1975-1998 the warming rates are not statistically significantly different…. I have also included the trend over the period 1975 to 2009, which has a very similar trend to the period 1975-1998. So, in answer to the question, the warming rates for all 4 periods are similar and not statistically significantly different from each other.

Q: Do you agree that from 1995 to the present there has been no statistically-significant global warming

A: Yes, but only just. I also calculated the trend for the period 1995 to 2009. This trend (0.12C per decade) is positive, but not significant at the 95% significance level….

Q: Do you agree that from January 2002 to the present there has been statistically significant global cooling?

A: No. This period is even shorter than 1995-2009. The trend this time is negative (-0.12C per decade), but this trend is not statistically significant.

Q: Do you agree that natural influences could have contributed significantly to the global warming observed from 1975-1998, and, if so, please could you specify each natural influence and express its radiative forcing over the period in Watts per square metre.

A: This area is slightly outside my area of expertise. When considering changes over this period we need to consider all possible factors (so human and natural influences as well as natural internal variability of the climate system). Natural influences (from volcanoes and the Sun) over this period could have contributed to the change over this period. Volcanic influences from the two large eruptions (El Chichon in 1982 and Pinatubo in 1991) would exert a negative influence. Solar influence was about flat over this period. Combining only these two natural influences, therefore, we might have expected some cooling over this period.

Q: How confident are you that warming has taken place and that humans are mainly responsible?

A: I’m 100% confident that the climate has warmed. As to the second question, I would go along with IPCC Chapter 9 – there’s evidence that most of the warming since the 1950s is due to human activity.

You can stop laughing now….

~Eowyn