The Eastern seaboard of the United States is currently being assailed by a snowstorm dropping two inches of GoreFlakes™ per hour. DC and Philly area residents on Correspondence Committee reported 2 foot of snow and mounting — as well as residents being told to huddle in their homes. While NASA continues to claim that January 2010 was the hottest on record (which will be news to all of us freezing in unseasonably cold weather), NOAA reported all-time record snowfall for the Washington-Baltimore area even before the recent snow storm.
In related news:
- India is pulling out of the IPCC, and setting up its alternative climate change panel, as it feels it can no longer trusts Rajendra Pachauri. I personally don’t mind his writing softcore erotica; what I do mind is his peddling softcore sci-fi as science.
- Walter Russell Mead again: Why climate science is on trial
- Israeli study shows sea level variations took place over past 2,500 years. Presumably the fault of CO2 emissions sent back into time by the evil Booooosh administration 😉
- WSJ: IPCC omitted ‘bright side’ of global warming. Anybody with two functional neurons can figure out that for some climate zones GW would be a net boon, but this doesn’t bring in grant money or justification for more ‘power and control’ legislation.
- UPDATE: Do Chinese state-run media offer better coverage of ClimateGate than the US MSM?
- UPDATE: Globe and Mail: The Great Global Warming Collapse. Instapundit comments: “When a movement is based on bullying rather than persuasion, this is what happens.”
- UPDATE 2 (H/t: Pi Guy): images of the snow in the DC area, from the Washington Post
- UPDATE 2 (h/t: Pi Guy): Tim Blair: bloggers win. Via him, again: Mark Steyn: Credibility is what’s really melting.
“Climate change” is not a story of climate change, which has been a fact of life throughout our planet’s history. It is a far more contemporary story about the corruption of science and “peer review” by hucksters, opportunists and global-government control-freaks. I can see what’s in it for Dr. Pachauri and professor Hasnain [who obtained the ‘melting glaciers’ by rectal extraction, NCT], and even for the lowly Environmental Correspondent enjoying a cozy sinecure at a time of newspaper cutbacks in everything from foreign bureaus to arts coverage.
But it’s hard to see what’s in it for Dan Gajewski of Ottawa and the millions of kindred spirits who’ve signed on to this racket and are determined to stick with it. Don’t be the last off a collapsing bandwagon. The scientific “consensus” is melting way faster than the glaciers.”