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Well, it's a fair bet HE wo... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Well, it's a fair bet HE won't get to sit with the cool kids any more....

The video is produced by a ... (Below threshold)
John Locke:

The video is produced by a group called "Climate Depot" and the are funded by Exxon and other oil interests.

ClimateDepot.com is being financed by the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, a nonprofit in Washington that advocates for free-market solutions to environmental issues. Public tax filings for 2003-7 (the last five years for which documents are available) show that the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the ExxonMobil Foundation and foundations associated with the billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, a longtime financier of conservative causes, including being the primary source of money used to fund attacks against Bill Clinton during the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky eras of his presidency [1]. According to a report issued by the Union of Concerned Scientists, from 1998-2005, approximately 23% of the total ExxonMobil funding for the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow was directed by ExxonMobil for climate change activities [p. 32].

Craig Rucker, a co-founder of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, said the committee got a third of its money from other foundations. However, Rucker would not identify them or say how much his foundation would pay Marc Morano. Rucker did say that ExxonMobil did not contribute anything to the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow in 2008 [2].

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Climate_Depot

@John,And AGW scam... (Below threshold)
Ray:

@John,

And AGW scam proponents are financed heavily by those who stand to benefit financially through the carbon credit scam and investments in "green" technology.

Your point?

Poor Algore. First he loses... (Below threshold)
914:

Poor Algore. First he loses his liplock partner and now this. Whomever may think the life of a snakeoil huckster is easy, ought to try walking in Albert's carbon footprint's.

But John, it is not getting... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

But John, it is not getting warmer. No matter who pays for telling people AGW is a lie does not change the fact that it is.

"But John, it is not gettin... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

"But John, it is not getting warmer. No matter who pays for telling people AGW is a lie does not change the fact that it is."

According to NOAA "March, April, May and June set records, making 2010 the warmest year worldwide since record-keeping began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says."

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/2010-07-15-heat-record_N.htm

Well, this certainly means ... (Below threshold)
Caesar Augustus:

Well, this certainly means that most of this Prof.'s cocktail party invitations will be revoked.

Ahhhh, that old game. How ... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Ahhhh, that old game. How about we track REAL records?

A quicky Wiki shows:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_weather_records

Highest temperature ever recorded
Temperature Location Date
Africa/On Earth† 57.8 °C (136 °F) Al 'Aziziyah, Libya 1922-09-13[1]
South Africa 50.0 °C (122 °F) Dunbrody, Eastern Cape 1918-11-03[2]
North America 56.7 °C (134 °F) Death Valley, California, USA 1913-07-10[1] [3]
Canada 45 °C (113 °F) Midale and Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan 1937-07-05[4]
Asia 54.4 °C (130.0 °F) Mitribah, Kuwait 2010-07-16[5] [6]
Israel 53.9 °C (129 °F) Tirat Tsvi, Israel 1942-06-21[7]
China 48 °C (118 °F) Turpan Depression, Turpan, Xinjiang, China 1975-07-13[8]
Saudi Arabia 51.1 °C (124 °F) Dhahran 1956-08[9]
Turkey 48.8 °C (119.8°F) Mardin 1993-08-14[10]
India 50.6 °C (123.1 °F) Alwar, Rajasthan 1956-05-10[11]
Japan 40.9 °C (105.6 °F) Kumagaya, Saitama / Tajimi, Gifu 2007-08-16[12]
Malaysia 40.1 °C (104.2 °F) Chuping 1998-04-09[13]
Pakistan 53.7 °C (128.7 °F) Mohenjo-daro, Sindh 2010-05-26[14][15]
Singapore 36.0 °C (96.8 °F) Singapore 1998-03-26[13]
South Korea 40.0 °C (104 °F) Daegu 1942-08-01[16]
Oceania‡ 50.7 °C (123 °F) Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia 1960-01-02[1][17]
New Zealand 42.4 °C (108.3 °F) Rangiora
Jordan, Marlborough 1973-02-07[18]
Europe 48.0 °C (118.4 °F) Athens, Greece 1977-07-10[19]
Austria 39.7 °C (103.5 °F) Dellach im Drautal 1983-07-27[20]
Belarus 38.0 °C(100.4 °F) Vassilyevichy, Homiel Voblast 1946-08-20[21]
Belgium 38.8 °C (102 °F) Uccle 1947-06-27
Bulgaria 45.2 °C (113.3 °F) Sadovo, Plovdiv Province 1916-08-05[22]
Croatia 42.8 °C (109 °F) Ploče 1998-08-05[23]
Czech Republic 40.2 °C (104.4 °F) Prague-Uhříněves 1983-07-27[24]
Denmark 36.4 °C (97.5 °F) Holstebro, Midtjylland 1975-08-10[25]
Estonia 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) Võru 1992-08-11[26]
Finland 35.9 °C (96.6 °F) Turku 1914-07-09 [27]
France 44.1 °C (110.1 °F) Conqueyrac / Saint-Christol-lès-Alès 2003-08-12[28]
Germany 40.2 °C (104.4 °F) Gärmersdorf bei Amberg / Karlsruhe & Freiburg 1983-07-27 / 2003-08-13 [29]
Hungary 41.9 °C (107.4 °F) Kiskunhalas 2007-07-08[30]
Iceland 30.5 °C (86.9 °F) Teigarhorn, Djúpivogur 1939-06-22[31][32]
Ireland 33.3 °C (91.9 °F) Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny 1887-06-26[33]
Italy 45.6 °C (116.6 °F) Bari 2007-07-25[34]
Lithuania 37.5 °C (99.5 °F) Zarasai, Utena County 1994-07-30[35]
Macedonia 44.8 ° C(112.6 °F) Demir Kapija, Demir Kapija Municipality 2000-07-05[36]
Moldova 41.5 ° C(106.7 °F) Camenca, Camenca sub-district, Transnistria 2007-07-21[37]
Netherlands 38.6 °C (102 °F) Warnsveld 1944-08-23[38]
Norway 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) Nesbyen, Buskerud 1970-06-20[39]
Poland 40.2 °C (104.4 °F) Prószków 1921-07-29[40]
Portugal 47.4 °C (117.3 °F) Amareleja, Beja 2003-08-01[41]
Romania 44.5 °C (112.1 °F) Ion Sion, Brăila County 1951-08-10[42]
Serbia 44.9 °C (112.8 °F) Smederevska Palanka, Podunavlje District 2007-07-24[43]
Slovakia 40.3 °C (104.5 °F) Hurbanovo 2007-07-20[44]
Slovenia 40.6 °C (105.1 °F) Črnomelj 1950-07-05[45]
Spain 47.2 °C (116.9 °F) Murcia 1994-07-04[46]
Sweden 38.0 °C (100.4 °F) Ultuna, Uppsala County / Målilla, Kalmar County 1933-07-09 / 1947-06-29[47]
Switzerland 41.5 °C (106.7 °F) Grono, Locarno 2003-08-11[48]
Ukraine 41.3 °C (106.3 °F) Voznesensk, Mykolaiv Oblast 2007-07-21[49]
United Kingdom 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) Faversham, Kent 2003-08-10[50]
South America 49.1 °C (120.4 °F) Villa de María, Argentina 1920-01-02[51][1]
Antarctica 14.6 °C (59 °F) Vanda Station, Scott Coast 1974-01-05[1]
South Pole −13.6 °C (7.5 °F) Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station 1978-12-27[52

You may want to note how many of those record highs were before World War 2. You may also want to note that many of the locations with historically recent highs recorded, were not accessible for consistent and reliable temperature records until very recently.

More to the point, the aggregate collection of records shows NO TREND.

Numbers can be manipulated (the NOAA records cited came not from scientists or even meteorologists, but from the Department of Commerce. You might want to stop and ask why), but the one thing we know by now, is that the term Climate Science is a contradiction in terms.

"Jeff L"I see you ... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

"Jeff L"

I see you and I raise you

It is clear from the following sections that NOAA performs manipulations to create false impressions from the data, including assigning temperature increases were there is zero data. Spot Check - Northern Africa It is apparently much hotter than usual in the Sahara. But where is the data? Several of the 5×5 degree grids have zero stations (indicated by the black arrows). Many of the others have one station with very limited historical data. There seems to be an inverse correlation between the number of stations and warming - more stations in a 5×5 degree grid and less warming is observed.

and

Key to the manipulation was the reduction of monitoring stations worldwide from 6,000 to approximately 1,500 around 1990. The problem with this is that the stations are still mostly there. They are operational and measurements are taken every day. The data is just not used in the final determinations. In addition, the stations that are excluded from the data analysis are primarily in the cooler areas either in mountain regions or located in the more northern reaches. An example of this is California, where there are remaining only 4 temperature stations. One is in San Francisco while the remaining three are all in Los Angeles. Certainly no bias there. Well maybe just a little. Another really egregious example is Bolivia. If you look at the current results for Bolivia you will see a bright red area indicating significant warming. The only problem with these data is the temperatures are actually from a lower altitude monitoring station 1200km away. To compound this false recording, there has been no temperature data taken there in the past 20 years! So much for Bolivia Warming as well as the subsequent Global Warming.
Uh oh, somebody gave DJ an ... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Uh oh, somebody gave DJ an excuse to go all statistical on us...

If I said that Nov, Dec, Ja... (Below threshold)
John:

If I said that Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb were colder than normal the climate change numb skulls would say 4 months is not a trend, that's weather not climate. So if the last 4 months are the hottest on record then it's weather not climate 4 months is not a trend. We had an entire decade that the planent didn't warm and now we have 4 months that it supposedly did and we're all back up in arms again.

Jeff L is right! The satell... (Below threshold)
JSchuler:

Jeff L is right! The satellite data shows that this is the warmest year on record.

...

...

Nah, just kidding.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/07/21/the-satellites-are-missing/

'Course, this is all amateur stuff. The real pros rely on instruments that are next to air conditioners, barbecue grills, and have had their surroundings recently paved. Otherwise, it's just too easy.

And one MORE time-... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:


And one MORE time--anyone who denies global warming OR cooling is displaying stupidity. Just a cursory look will show these phenomona have ocurred throughout history.

To posit that man can materially affect either, except in extremely localized circumstances is displaying monumental arrogance.

The ONLY practical solution to either is adapting to the particular, thus surviving, or failing to do so, and dieing. That,IMHO, renders argument about which particular currently happening quite moot.

The "Gore effect" is going ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

The "Gore effect" is going strong in Kaleefornia.
Albert no sooner buys a McMansion in Santa Barbara and the local news notes that this is the COLDEST July here since FDR was president.

Now if Big Al could only bring the rain.




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