Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bully for them

Seems the global warming lobby has finally forced the White House to adopt the ongoing hysteria:
A U.S. District Court in August ordered Bush to comply with a 2004 deadline for an updated report, after the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity and other environmental groups filed suit.
So, what is the "Center for Biological Diversity"? An enviro group, of course. According to their website:
Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, abd creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive.
Interesting that a society with the word "diversity" in its name isn't very diverse--check out the staff page. While there, take note of the ratio of lawyers and advocates to climatologists or other scientists.

By the way, here's an interesting interaction between Center for Biological Diversity and Sea Shepherd, two enviro groups who advocated putting Polar Bears on the endangered species list because of global warming (even though Polar Bears are not decreasing in numbers at present). It's a save the planet pissing contest!

Hmm, maybe this is a good time for some actual data. Using James Hansen's GISS temperature database, here's the trend for Bodo Vi, Norway:

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Bodo Vi is along the Norwegian coast well north of Oslo. Yes, the temps have been rising since 1985 but notice the peak in the 1930s-40s, not yet surpassed by our present warming. Scan around on the GISS site in the Arctic region and you'll find many sites with similar traces. How anyone can differentiate between these cycles, saying one is due to natural variation and another due to SUVs is beyond reason and perhaps akin to the secrets of magic. But don't worry, politicians on both sides are now firmly in control of the situation! What could possibly go wrong?

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