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Tired of the debate? Environmental scientist David Keith discusses a cheap, effective, shocking solution to climate change: What if we injected a huge cloud of ash into the atmosphere, to deflect sunlight and heat? As an emergency measure to slow a melting ice cap, it could work. Keith discusses why it’s a good idea, why it’s a terrible one — and who, despite the cost, might be tempted to use it.

He calls this and similar strategies: geoengineering, and why these kinds of strategies also pose a moral hazard for the environmental lobby. However, he insists that this line of thinking is not only necessary but inevitable against the near-zero progress we have had in the last 50-year-long debate on climate change.

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Scientists are grappling with a warming phenomena observed on other planets in our Solar System and are at a rush to explain it (since there aren’t any gas-guzzling SUVs on those planets last they checked).

National Geographic reported about the findings of Habibullo Abdussamatov on Mars:

Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun.

“The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars,” he said.

Although some scientists are quick to point to other reasons for martian weather changes:

Since there is no known life on Mars it suggests rapid changes in planetary climates could be natural phenomena.

The mechanism at work on Mars appears, however, to be different from that on Earth. One of the researchers, Lori Fenton, believes variations in radiation and temperature across the surface of the Red Planet are generating strong winds.

But Mars isn’t the only planet warming up, as Live Science reports: (more…)

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Something odd on Glenn Beck a couple of months ago, Gov. Schwarzenegger vetoes a bill to teach global warming in California schools just as Alaska records its coldest(??) summer on record.

Meanwhile more odd things on Fox News earlier this year, temperature stations around the world are registering temperature drops:

What the hell is going on?

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Founder of CNN talks on Charlie Rose:

Notable comments:

  • It will be catastrophic.
  • We’ll be eight degrees hotter in 30 or 40 years
  • None of the crops will grow.
  • Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals.
  • Civilization will have broken down.
  • The few people left will be living in a failed state.
  • Living conditions will be intolerable.
  • The droughts will be so bad there’ll be no more corn grown.
  • We’ve got to stabilize the population.

Talk about reductio ad absurdum anyone?

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First, a retaste of the popular documentary:

Now, more of Glenn Beck on his analysis of the fear mongering done by climate change lobbyists:

And a great treat, sentiments from the global warming messenger himself: Al Gore:

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In a leadership conference broadcast over C-Span, a student freshman asks a poignant question of popular author, Michael Crichton: “why do you say environmentalism is a religion?”

Crichton explains his view on the many parallels between the climate change movement as it stands today and the functions and characteristics of what is considered organized religion.

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In this video CNN’s Glenn Beck takes on the fear mongering of the global warming movement in his special “Exposed: The Climate of Fear”. Glenn Beck is very popular on CNN and this video is very easy to watch and entertaining. But it is informative as well. It does a good job of refuting Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” and has several PhD scientists speaking on the subject to prove that there is no “consensus”. If you can only show one short video to a friend or relative to try to convince them that warming is not man’s fault this would probably be it.

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