January 2010 Archives

By Jenny Fyall, The Scottsman

IT WAS once regarded as one of the biggest environmental threats to the planet.

Now there is mounting evidence that the ozone hole above the Antarctic has been protecting the southern hemisphere against global warming.

The bizarre side-effect of ozone depletion has been studied by scientists at the University of Leeds.

The ozone hole, caused by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) released into the atmosphere, is now steadily closing, but the research has suggested this could actually increase warming.

Scientists discovered brighter summertime clouds had formed over the area below the hole, which reflect more of the sun's powerful rays.


CAIRO (AP) - Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called in a new audiotape for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming.

In the tape, aired in part on Al-Jazeera television Friday, bin Laden warns of the dangers of climate change and says that the way to stop it is to bring "the wheels of the American economy" to a halt.

He says the world should "stop consuming American products" and "refrain from using the dollar," according to a transcript on Al-Jazeera's Web site.

The new message, whose authenticity could not immediately be confirmed, comes after a bin Laden tape released last week in which he endorsed a failed attempt to blow up an American airliner on Christmas Day.


ColdWindmills.jpgWind turbines placed in cities across Minnesota to generate power aren't working because of the cold temperatures.

The Minnesota Municipal Power Association bought 11 turbines for $300,000 each from a company in Palm Springs, Calif.

Special hydraulic fluid designed for colder temperatures was used in the turbines, but it's not working, so neither are the turbines.

There is a plan to heat the fluid, but officials must find a contractor to do the work.

Watch the whole story here.

Climategate: the email trail

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Our video makes it on the channel 4 news, rather good story too.

By Katie Razzall, Channel 4 News

The Information Commissioner has said that the University of East Anglia, which is at the centre of the 'climategate' row, broke the law when its scientists refused to hand over raw data requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

These scientists were already under attack for emails that emerged, appearing to show them attempting to hide data that went against the scientific consensus, that climate change is man-made.

Now further emails have emerged which show Dr Phil Jones, the director of the university's climatic research unit, refusing to comply with Freedom of Information requests.

In one damning email, he wrote to a colleague: "Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4? (the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Keith will do likewise."

Rest of the article.


Local explorer Will Steger was on WCCO talking about Global Warming and his experience in Copenhagen. He explains that "weather" is different than the "climate".

He then explains how global warming will give us "more snow, heavy snows, and light snows". So basically no matter what happens he can say that global warming caused it.

Will Steger has been to both the North Pole and the South Pole, I wonder if that makes him bi-polar?

Watch video here.

By Elmer Beauregard

It's hard to worry about "Global Warming" when you're freezing to death.


I watched President Obama's State of the Union speech last night and was surprised by two things. Sure there was all the promises that most State of the Union speeches contain, like the Government is now going to pay for everything including college and green job this and green job that.

The first thing that surprised me was how small the Global Warming section of his speech was, Obama even acknowledged the skeptics who then clapped.

He seemed to be reluctant to bring up the whole subject, it's like he knew that everyone knew that the jig was up, that the emperor was naked, but he still had to pretend like it was real. There was even some laughter from the audience.

The other thing that surprised me is he mentioned building Nuclear and Coal Power Plants and even mentioned off-shore development.

By Li Xing (China Daily)

While covering the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, I took a morning away from the main venue to attend a forum of "climate skeptics".

The speakers presented political, economic, and scientific analyses to counter the series of assessments by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

A few of the skeptics went so far as to suggest that the current international drive to tackle global warming would eventually lead the world into some kind of "energy tyranny". One even showed a video clip of how "energy police" would invade private homes in the American suburbs, unplugging and removing the owners' microwave ovens, television sets, and other appliances.

I left the forum before the morning session ended. I felt that most of the speakers were too emotional and politically charged to be considered objective.

But I was impressed by the presentation of Dr Fred Singer, an atmospheric physicist and founding director of the US Weather Satellite Service, who challenged the IPCC findings with his research data.

In the next few days, I talked with several scientists, including Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the IPCC chair, and asked them about Singer's data. All of these scientists brushed aside Singer's arguments, saying that the IPCC's primary finding is indisputable: "Warming in the climate system is unequivocal".

USA Today

Among 21 social and economic issues, global warming ranks last as a top priority to Americans, who view it as increasingly less urgent, according to an annual survey released Monday by the Pew Research Center for People & the Press.

pew reportx-inset-community.jpgJust 28% of the 1,504 adults surveyed consider "dealing with global warming" a top priority, down from 38% three years ago. "Such a low ranking," Pew reports, "is driven in part by indifference among Republicans: just 11% consider global warming a top priority, compared with 43% of Democrats and 25% of independents."

"Protecting the environment" fared somewhat better, ranking 16th among issues. Some 44% say it should be a top priority for President Obama and Congress, down from 57% in 2007.

By Richard Foot, Canwest News Service

Call it the mystery of the missing thermometers.

Two months after "climategate" cast doubt on some of the science behind global warming, new questions are being raised about the reliability of a key temperature database, used by the United Nations and climate change scientists as proof of recent planetary warming.

Two American researchers allege that U.S. government scientists have skewed global temperature trends by ignoring readings from thousands of local weather stations around the world, particularly those in colder altitudes and more northerly latitudes, such as Canada.

In the 1970s, nearly 600 Canadian weather stations fed surface temperature readings into a global database assembled by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Today, NOAA only collects data from 35 stations across Canada.

Worse, only one station -- at Eureka on Ellesmere Island -- is now used by NOAA as a temperature gauge for all Canadian territory above the Arctic Circle.

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By Daniel Martin, The Daily Mail Online

The world's leading climate change scientists have been caught out making unfounded claims about global warming for the second time in just over a week.

Experts appointed by the United Nations said rising temperatures were to blame for an increase in the number and severity of natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods.

But it has emerged that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change based the statement, made in 2007, on an unpublished report that had not been properly reviewed by other scientists.

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By David Roase, Daily Mail Online

The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 last night admitted it was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.

Dr Murari Lal also said he was well aware the statement, in the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), did not rest on peer-reviewed scientific research.

In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Dr Lal, the co-ordinating lead author of the report's chapter on Asia, said: 'It related to several countries in this region and their water sources. We thought that if we can highlight it, it will impact policy-makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action.

'It had importance for the region, so we thought we should put it in.'


Chilling error: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change wrongly asserted that glaciers in the Himalayas would melt by 2035

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Paul Joseph Watson, Prisonplanet.com

Dr James Hansen: Eco-fascist author who wrote that industrial civilization should be destroyed "has it right"


Prominent NASA global warming alarmist Dr. James Hansen has endorsed an eco-fascist book that calls for cities to be razed to the ground, industrial civilization to be destroyed and genocidal population reduction measures to be implemented in the name of preventing climate change.

Hansen, who was back in the news today commenting on a NASA press release that claims the last decade was the warmest on record, said that Keith Farnish, author of a new book called Time's Up, is correct in calling for acts of sabotage and environmental terrorism in blowing up dams and demolishing cities in order to return the planet to the agrarian age.

Hansen is a key figure in the global warming movement, for it was his 1988 with testimony to a US Senate committee chaired by Al Gore that really got the ball rolling for the elite in their mission to hijack the environmental movement and promote apocalyptic fears of climate change as a means of seizing absolute power over humanity.

By Elmer Beauregard

FirstSlide.jpgOn Friday morning I get to work and 2 of my coworkers said they heard our New Viking Song on the radio driving in. One heard it on on KS95 the other on KQRS, the 2 largest morning shows in the Twin Cities, and both of them were comparing our song to Prince's new Viking Song. Guess which one they preferred.

I think Prince is great and very talented and all but he just missed it on this one, I think he should have just cranked out a new version of Purple Reign.

Click to listen.

By Erika Bolstad, Anchorage Daily News

Murkowski tries anew to block EPA regulators

lisa-murkowski.jpgWASHINGTON -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski took her battle with the Environmental Protection Agency to the floor of the Senate today, saying she was left with no choice but to fight a federal agency she believes is "contemplating regulations that will destroy jobs while millions of Americans are doing everything they can just to find one."

The Alaska Republican announced she would seek to keep the EPA from drawing up rules on greenhouse gas emissions from large emitters, such as power plants, refineries and manufacturers. Murkowski did it by filing a "disapproval resolution," a rarely used procedural move that prohibits rules written by executive branch agencies from taking effect.

AGW Debunked For £5.00

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While our government is spending billions to prove AGW, this chap disproves it for £5.00.

CO2 Trade War Hits Midwest

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By Joshua Frank, Truthout.org

110107Frank.jpgIt's round one in the 2010 fight against global warming and Minnesota has landed the first punch against coal-fired electricity that crosses its borders. The state is seeking to place a tariff on carbon dioxide turned out by coal plants in North Dakota.

While there has been a lot of huffing and puffing about carbon tariffs in the past from countries that want to stick a tax on items that are produced in polluting industries, Minnesota's move is the first of its kind.

Currently, the law does not mandate a carbon tariff; it only provides the framework to create such a pricing mechanism if a tax on carbon emissions becomes necessary in the future. Minnesota is currently looking at pricing guidelines for a likely utility rate increase in 2012.

Minnesota is hoping to pressure its neighbor to the west to drop coal and embrace renewable energy sources. North Dakota has ample wind energy potential and has even been called the "Saudi Arabia of Wind."

By Bob Von Sternberg, Star Tribune

Two Republican Party superstars -- Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin -- will be stumping in Minnesota in April.

The former Alaska governor will make a campaign appearance with the Sixth District congresswoman who's running for a third term, Bachmann announced Tuesday.

Announcing Palin's scheduled appearance, Bachmann is quoted as saying: "There is absolutely no one more in tune with the hearts and minds of everyday Americans than Governor Palin, and I'm excited to welcome her back to our beautiful state this spring."

Palin was last in Minnesota in December for a signing of her best-selling autobiography at the Mall of America. That followed her star turn as vice-presidential nominee at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

London Telegraph

The United Nations' climate science panel has admitted that it made a mistake by claiming that the Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made the assertion two years ago, saying it was based on detailed research into the impact of global warming.

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, the IPCC's vice chairman, conceded last night that it was an error and would be reviewed.

However, he said that the mistake, included in its 2007 assessment global warming, did not alter the broad picture of man-made climate change.

He told the BBC: "I don't see how one mistake in a 3,000-page report can damage the credibility of the overall report.

"Some people will attempt to use it to damage the credibility of the IPCC; but if we can uncover it, and explain it and change it, it should strengthen the IPCC's credibility, showing that we are ready to learn from our mistakes."

The IPCC admitted that the prediction was based on a report written in a science journal and even the scientist who was the subject of the original story admits it was not based on fact.

The article, in the New Scientist, was not even based on a research paper - it evolved from a short telephone interview with the academic.

By Darren Samuelsohn, New York Times

An already tough climb to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation in the Senate just got a bit tougher with Republican Scott Brown's upset victory yesterday in Massachusetts.

Brown's win takes a guaranteed "yes" vote off the board for advocates of setting up a mandatory cap on greenhouse gas emissions. It also could serve as a warning shot for moderate senators nervous about voting for a sweeping new government program headed into their own tough re-election campaigns.

At his victory rally in Boston, Brown warned that his election puts Democrats on notice that they may pay a political price come November if they do not take a second look as they work through the major pieces of President Obama's legislative agenda.

"When there's trouble in Massachusetts, rest assured there's trouble everywhere and they know it," Brown said.

Climate bill advocates yesterday noted that the Massachusetts special election never ventured into a debate on global warming policy. And given the likely Democratic defections, they added that the issue always required bipartisan outreach to cross the 60-vote threshold, unlike the health care bill that was a central battleground in the campaign to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D).

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By Elmer Beauregard

While researching the big election on Tuesday in Massachusetts between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown, I came across this article. There is a snow storm heading for Massachusetts and the article said that "Republicans generally benefit from bad weather". I began to wonder why that is.

The article floated this theory:

Thomas Hansford, a political scientist at University of California, Merced, one of the authors of the study, which he said could also apply to state elections, said he and his colleagues theorized that bad weather can discourage peripheral, or occasional, voters. Those voters, according to Hansford, tend to be lower-income people and tend to vote for Democrats.

I however think that is not it. I think the reason Republicans benefit from bad weather on election day is THEY DRIVE SUVs!

Our New Viking Song

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A parody of "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas.

Now available for downloadhere.

Primary United States Climate Center Now Caught in Data Manipulation

JohnColeman.jpgIt has been revealed that a "sleight of hand" was used in the computer program that rated 2005 as "THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD." Skeptical climate researchers have discovered extensive manipulation of the data within the U.S. Government's two primary climate centers: the National Climate Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, North Carolina and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) at Columbia University in New York City. These centers are being accused of creating a strong bias toward warmer temperatures through a system that dramatically trimmed the number and cherry-picked the locations of weather observation stations they use to produce the data set on which temperature record reports are based. The two investigators say the system has been distorted in other ways as well. They have documented their findings in great detail in a scientific report that has been posted online. These findings are presented as a part of my television special report "Global Warming: The Other Side" telecast which aired Thursday night, January 14th at 9 PM here on KUSI TV.

The data manipulation studies are explored in detail during the fourth segment of the one hour video now available here on our website.

By Elmer Beauregard

Global-Warming_the-other-si.jpgIs civilization doomed because of man-made global warming? You've been told your carbon footprint could lead to skyrocketing temperatures, melting ice caps, dying polar bears and "superstorms."

But now there is another side to the story, and you can see it here.

KUSI meteorologist and founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman, has just released an amazing new documentary called "Global Warming - The Other Side" it tells the story of science gone bad, and he also has new revelations as the "climategate" scandal comes to the United States.

By the way Minnesotans For Global Warming is featured in Segment 4 and we close the whole thing out in Segment 5

Steve Watson, Prisonplanet.com

Corporate media completely silent on latest development with warming fraudsters

140110Mann.jpgA leading scientist involved in the climategate scandal received over half a million dollars in federal economic stimulus funds from the Obama Administration last Summer, it has been revealed.

Professor Michael Mann of Penn State University, currently under investigation by the institution itself for his role in massaging climate data and hijacking the peer review process to advance the myth of anthropogenic global warming, was awarded a grant of $541,184 by the government in June 2009.

Mann, the creator of the now infamously discredited Hockey Stick Graph, landed money that came directly from the U.S. Treasury's economic stimulus package, reveals the Washington free-market think-tank group The National Center For Public Policy Research (NCPPR).

Top Obama czar: Infiltrate all 'conspiracy theorists' Presidential adviser wrote about crackdown on expressing opinions

By Aaron Klein, WorldNetDaily

In a lengthy academic paper, President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, argued the U.S. government should ban "conspiracy theorizing."

Among the beliefs Sunstein would ban is advocating that
the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud.

Sunstein also recommended the government send agents to infiltrate "extremists who supply conspiracy theories" to disrupt the efforts of the "extremists" to propagate their theories.

In a 2008 Harvard law paper, "Conspiracy Theories," Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule, a Harvard law professor, ask, "What can government do about conspiracy theories?"

"We can readily imagine a series of possible responses. (1) Government might ban conspiracy theorizing. (2) Government might impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories."

In the 30-page paper - obtained and reviewed by WND - Sunstein argues the best government response to "conspiracy theories" is "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups."

Global Warming Is a Religion

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by Walter E. Williams, Townhall.com

Manmade global warming, for many, is an Earth-worshipping religion. The essential feature of any religion is that its pronouncements are to be accepted on the basis of faith as opposed to hard evidence. Questioning those pronouncements makes one a sinner. No one denies that the Earth's temperature changes. Millions of years ago, much of our planet was covered by ice, at some places up to a mile thick, a period some scientists call "Snowball Earth." Today, the Earth is not covered by a mile of ice; a safe conclusion is that there must have been a bit of global warming. I don't know the cause of that warming, but I'd wager everything I own that it was not caused by coal-fired electric generation plants, incandescent light bulbs and SUVs tooling up and down the highways.

The rest of the article.

John Hirst, head of the Met Office, tries to defend the record of the weathermen after they predicted a mild winter. Andrew Neil asked him to justify his salary which is higher than the UK Prime Minister's. The presenter seems to know more about the subject than the actual guy running the MET Office.

By Tom Meersman, Star Tribune


David Brewster, Star Tribune

Patti Lienau said there is no way to escape the hum or flickering shadows from the turbines built by her father's farm near Elkton, Minn.

ELKTON, MINN. -- Every sunny morning, shadows from the massive rotating blades swing across their breakfast table. The giant towers dominate the view from their deck. Noise from the turbines fills the silence that Dolores and Rudy Jech once enjoyed on their Minnesota farm.

"Rudy and I are retired, and we like to sit out on our deck," Dolores said. "And that darned thing is right across the road from us. It's an eyesore, it's noisy, and having so many of them there's a constant hum."

Just as they are being touted as a green, economical and job-producing energy source, wind farms in Minnesota are starting to get serious blowback. Across the state, people are opposing projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Opposition is also rising in other states. It's not likely to blow over quickly in Minnesota, which is the nation's fourth-largest producer of wind power and on track to double its 1,805-megawatt capacity in the next couple of years.

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While we're on the topic of Science and Religion, I was emailed this sermon which was given last Sunday by Charlie Moquin, at San Juan Unitarian Universalists Church in Farmington New Mexico.

Today's sermon will describe some of the spiritual benefits of global warming. As many of you know, I am a huge fan of global warming, but I also believe that driving while talking on a cell phone is safer than not, and that driving faster can increase your gas mileage. All of this is evidence that my head is not screwed on straight.

There is a Unitarian minister from Alabama who is going around preaching against global warming. I hope to meet her some day. In a church, where there is a sanctuary for my protection.

I am not alone in liking global warming; at last count there were fourteen of us (8 in Minnesota), and our numbers appear to double every few years, so your great grandchildren will probably agree with me. I have been a fan of global warming for over 25 years, before it even officially existed. The term 'Global warming' seems to be used everywhere, even in places where they don't speak English.

Clay Farris Naff, wrote a blog entitled Can Science Rescue Religion? at the Huffington Post. He quotes me then goes on some lame discussion about science and religion and how he thinks they are mutually exclusive or something.

"I suppose it was foreordained. Had to happen. In the midst of a terrible cold spell around the Northern Hemisphere, the new theology of denial has embraced a deadly arctic chill as a sign from God. A sign of what, you ask? Elmer Beauregard, head of Minnesotans for Global Warming, is pleased to explain:"

Feel free to join in the fray.

The Lies About Green Jobs

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By Alan Caruba, freedomaction.net

ObamaTimeMagSmall.jpg"I was impressed as never before by the utter lack of logic of the man, the scantiness of his precise knowledge of things that he was talking about, by the gross inaccuracies in his statements, by the almost pathological lack of sequences in his discussion, by the complete rectitude that he felt as to his own conduct, by the immense and growing egotism that came from his office, by his willingness to continue the excoriation of the press and business in order to get votes for himself, by his indifference to what effect the long-continued pursuit of these ends would have upon the civilization in which he was playing a part."

No, this was not a judgment of President Barack Obama, though the description eerily fits him. It was the view of Raymond Moley, a Columbia University professor and member of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Brain Trust" who often wrote or helped write FDR's major speeches. FDR's policies extended the Great Depression for ten years.

Here are some facts worth considering every time Obama calls for an expansion or intercession of the federal government as an answer to the current financial crisis:

Social Security, a cornerstone of FDR's administration, was established in 1935. After 74 years it is on the brink of insolvency because Congress gave itself access to its funds.

Fannie Mae
was established in 1938 to facilitate home ownership. It has been around for 71 years. Congress has had to seize control of it and of Freddie Mac, established in 1970. Together, they presently own or guarantee about half of the United States' $12 trillion mortgage market.

The War on Poverty
started in 1964. One trillion dollars has been transferred to "the poor" and it has not worked.

The Department of Energy was established in 1977 to lessen dependence on the import of foreign oil. With 16,000 employees and an annual budget of $24 billion, the United States has imported more oil with every passing year while denying U.S. oil companies access to vast national reserves in ANWR and off our continental shelf. It is an abysmal failure.

The mini ice age starts here

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By David Rose, The DailyMail.co.uk

The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world's most eminent climate scientists.

Their predictions - based on an analysis of natural cycles in water temperatures in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans - challenge some of the global warming orthodoxy's most deeply cherished beliefs, such as the claim that the North Pole will be free of ice in
summer by 2013.

According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado, Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007 - and even the most committed global warming activists do not dispute this.


The scientists' predictions also undermine the standard climate computer models, which assert that the warming of the Earth since 1900 has been driven solely by man-made greenhouse gas emissions and will continue as long as carbon dioxide levels rise.

I think it is funny that an endangered species is being kept alive from the unusual cold by the very thing that is supposed to be warming the globe. Maybe if this power plant hadn't gone offline the globe would have stayed warm enough to... my brain hurts.

By Carlos Barria, Reuters


RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., Jan 7 (Reuters) - An offline Florida power plant is providing a warm-water refuge for several hundred manatees who like the Sunshine State's human residents are shivering in record low cold temperatures.

Close to 400 of the bulky, wrinkly and endangered sea mammals, including mothers and young, have congregated at an outlet on Florida's Intracoastal Waterway where heated water flows from the Riviera Power Plant operated by the Florida Power and Light Company, a unit of the FPL Group Inc (FPL.N).

The oil- and gas-fired plant was taken off line last year for modernization but FPL has installed a special heating system to keep waters at an attractively balmy temperature for the manatees who have been gathering at the outlet for years.

"The water that discharges into the area where the manatees gather comes out at 92 degrees Fahrenheit (33 Celsius). It gives a nice combination by the time it mixes with the natural water ... it's very comfortable for them and they enjoy it," FPL spokesperson Sharon Bennett told Reuters.

Viewed from the dock, dozens of manatees, their gray bodies huddled close together, lolled in the warm greenish waters around the power plant outlet. Some lifted their bewhiskered faces out of the water to gaze back at onlookers.

By Tom Leonard in New York, telegraph.co.uk

Record low temperatures in southern Florida have seen frozen iguanas falling out of the trees.

A stunned iguana lies on the floor after having fallen from a tree Photo: AP

The lizards go into a type of hibernation when the temperature drops below around 9 degrees C, all body functions but the heart switching off and blood flow cut to a minimum.

It means they lose their grip on branches and the creatures, which are common in the "sunshine state", plunge out of the trees.

The lizards, which can grow up to five feet long, then lie grey and appear dead until the temperature rises again, at which time they usually revive.

So-called "kamikaze" iguanas are an urban legend among Floridians but have become a common sight as temperatures have dropped almost to freezing.

"It's almost like they totally go to sleep. Generally speaking, if it warms up afterwards, they can recover," said Ron Magill of Miami Metrozoo.

By Elmer Beauregard

My friend called me yesterday and said a water main broke in Bloomington Minnesota because of the cold weather.


That made me wonder if that is happening here in Minnesota where we are prepared for the cold weather, I wonder if other places that aren't used to this cold weather are experiencing bursting water pipes. So I did a Google News search for "Water Main" and got 1,312 results.

This doesn't necessarily mean that there were 1,312 burst water mains but usually the main reason water mains are in the news is if they burst for one reason or another. The Bloomington incident was not one of the results so the number could much larger. I started reading some of the stories and a lot of them are happening in the south in places like Texas and Florida where their water pipes aren't as prepared for the cold.

I guess since the science has been debunked all you can do is strip down and cover yourself with ash. Hey, I think I recognize some of those guys!

By Michael Sheridan, New York Daily News

Naga Sadhus are using the upcoming gathering of Hindus in India as a means to promoting a campaign against global warming.

When thousands of naked Hindus speak, will the world listen?

That's what the Naga Sadhus hope will happen starting later this month, when they spread their anti-global warming message during Kumbha Mela, the largest gathering of Hindus in the world.

The massive religious event in India is being used by the order, famous for their lack of clothing and coating their bodies in a layer of ash, in order to promote living green.

"Since the Kumbh Mela is the largest spiritual gathering, we have decided to do our bit to save the planet from global warming," said Shri Soham Baba, Mahamandalesvara of Juna Akhara, said to be the commander-in-chief of the Naga saints, according to reports.

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Minnesota is into its fourth day of temperatures reaching down into the -30ºs F but we are not alone, the whole northern hemisphere seems to be under a deep freeze. We prayed for snow at Copenhagen and God answered us big time and He doesn't seem to be letting up. It seems like He is reminding us who actually is in control of the weather.

See also  Elmer's Second Law of Global Warming.

By Daily Mail Reporter

As Britain struggles to cope with a few inches of snow, spare a thought for the travellers who were trapped on this train in Mongolia.

Snow drifts several metres deep meant an army of rescue workers had to be sent out to free the passengers from their carriages.

Heavy snow and unusually harsh winter weather snarled up transport across India, northern China and South Korea.

Train stuck in snow

Wrong type of snow: Police prepare to shovel away snow that left a train stranded in Shangdu, Inner Mongolia

Train in snow

Getting back on the tracks: Rescue workers dig away underneath the stricken Mongolian train

By Elmer Beauregard

For the third day in a row Minnesota has been the Icebox of the nation with record low temps going down as far as -40ºF.

BluePeninsula.jpgOne of Minnesota's nicknames is "The Blue Peninsula" because usually we are the coldest spot in the nation. On the national temperature maps with different color bands for each 10 degree range, there usually is a blue peninsula that hangs over our frigid state. Recently, however, since weather has become a political issue, the media seems to be hiding how cold it gets in Minnesota. Weather maps now show all temps below 0 as one color band so they can hide the decline.

Frustrated with this development I created this map to the left (as best I could) to show the world what Minnesota low temps have been for the last 3 days. And proudly claim that we are "The Blue Peninsula".

James Delingpole, Telegraph.co.uk

As I said yesterday, one of our jobs this year is to wipe the complacent smiles off the smug faces of the lobbyists, "experts", "scientists", politicians and activists pushing AGW.

This is why I am so glad to report that Michael Mann - creator of the incredible Hockey Stick curve and one of the scientists most heavily implicated in the Climategate scandal - is about to get a very nasty shock. When he turns up to work on Monday, he'll find that all 27 of his colleagues at the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University have received a rather tempting email inviting them to blow the whistle on anyone they know who may have been fraudulently misusing federal grant funds for climate research.

Under US law, regardless of whether or not a prosecution results, the whistleblower stands to make very large sums of money: it is based on a percentage of the total government funds which have been misused, in this case perhaps as much as $50 million. (Hat tip: John O'Sullivan of the wonderful new campaigning site www.climategate.com)

By Elmer Beauregard

So I wake up this morning and it -23 on my thermometer and I wanted to see how cold it is in northern Minnesota. So I go to the Statribune's website and I find this map.


Which makes it look like all of Minnesota is in the 0º to -10º range, which doesn't make sense because my thermometer reads -23, and if you look at the color key on the top they only have colors down to -10ºF. Does Startribune.com think that anything below -10º isn't news worthy? Plus the whole state should at least be in the white because the high right now for the whole state is in Minneapolis and it is -12F.

But Baby It's Cold Outside

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By Elmer Beauregard


2010 is getting off to a chilly start on this the second day of the new decade and especially in Minnesota. Our thermometer read -24ºF this morning it is -36º along the Canadian border at this hour. The ironic thing is this year Minnesota's "Next Generation Energy Act" will greatly increase the price of electricity and natural gas to fight "Global Warming".

A New Years Resolution
In 2010 now that "Global Warming" has been proven to be a fraud maybe we can overturn these idiotic laws.

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