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“Since I am no longer affiliated with any organization nor receive any funding,” writes Dr. Joanne Simpson, “I can speak quite frankly.” Dr Simpson’s a warmening sceptic, and a fine time it is too for announcing climate change doubts:

According to the US National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the average temperature of the global land surface in January 2008 was below the 20th century mean (-0.02°F/-0.01°C) for the first time since 1982.

Someone tell Marian Wilkinson. In a planetwide manifestation of the Gore Effect, 2007 – the year Al Gore won a Nobel Prize and his film won an Academy Award – turns out to be a year of coldening:

All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA’s GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.

Meanwhile, so much rain has fallen in Sydney this month that February should be renamed Flannery.

(Via Marc Morano)

Posted by Tim B. on 02/27/2008 at 10:07 PM
    1. Will we now hear stories of globular changes?
      We may have a flat earth soon from the weight of all this water.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 27 at 10:19 PM • permalink


    1. Saint Kevin ratified Kyoto, lo and behold – Geothermia! The legends were true!

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2008 02 27 at 10:28 PM • permalink


    1. And from their idyllic shorefont hamlet, the 400 residents of Kevalina, Alaska, being mightily surprised that their homes are washing into the sea, are suing in federal court arguing that:

      5 oil companies, 14 electric utilities and the country’s largest coal company were responsible for the village’s woes.

      In an unusual move, those five companies and three other defendants are also accused of conspiracy. “There has been a long campaign by power, coal and oil companies to mislead the public about the science of global warming,” the suit says.

      Some lawyers in the case participated in the long-running litigation against American tobacco companies in the 1990s.

      Posted by RichS on 2008 02 27 at 11:01 PM • permalink


    1. According to Global Warming enthusiasts, as CO2 levels increase, global temperatures will increase as well.

      But temperatures have trended slightly downward since 1998, and this year they dropped significantly. These aren’t outliers or anomalies that can be explained away. They are, essentially, the entire data set.

      When theory and data conflict, theory loses. Anthropogenic Global Warming is junk science. It’s a hoax. But there are a lot of fools and frauds whose prestige depends on pretending otherwise.

      Posted by lyle on 2008 02 27 at 11:02 PM • permalink


    1. Ah yes, ‘The silence of the Flans’

      Posted by Nic on 2008 02 27 at 11:04 PM • permalink


    1. It is my understanding, given the changed circumstances of climate change, that Al Gore’s Oscar and Nobel Prize medal are to be melted down and recast as a grate for the burning of sea-coal in his study.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 27 at 11:11 PM • permalink


    1. Woolongong pin up girl Beth Morgan’s in the Herald Sun again today.  Rumour has it she loves cock.

      Posted by damo on 2008 02 27 at 11:21 PM • permalink


    1. And here was me preparing to move to the arctic to begin the long and arduous process of repopulating the earth with the few surviving Swedish lingerie models.  dammit.

      Posted by bondo on 2008 02 27 at 11:23 PM • permalink


    1. Saw this posted by one of the contributors on Bolt’s blog.
      A 9 minute video.

      Posted by koko on 2008 02 27 at 11:43 PM • permalink


    1. The new challenge the world faces (and it is a frightening one) is working out what bizarre theory I can chuck at the lemmings next and make a killing on the side non leftist theorem believing induced ageing and ugliness.
      This will occur within the next 20 years to all the non compliant and has occurred due to an unfortunate ,gradual and embarrassing ,(and unforeseen) decline in the credibility of drivel mongers like myself not enough people listening to well qualified people such as myself and Al Gaw .

      Send heaps of money to me @ for scientific evidence and tips on how to avoid ageing and ugliness.

      PS A free water divining rod and snorkel which Gaw told me would sell like hotcakes in the last scam and now I am stuck with ten thousand bloody units as a measure of my goodwill.

      Your mate

      Posted by Wacko on 2008 02 27 at 11:44 PM • permalink


    1. Calls the VP of Carbon Offset Sales at Paco Investments (Cayman Islands).

      “Mahatma? Paco. Listen, I want you to offload all those Perfectly Authentic Carbon Offset certificates. No, no, no! Don’t discount them; just push them in markets where the warming faith runs deep, places that are full of college-educated liberal morons: New York, San Francisco, Washington. But we need to be ready for the next big market: Polar Arbitrage Cooling Offsets. Yeah, the “new Ice Age” is the next big thing. We can convert the existing template that we use for the carbon offset certificates – the one with the voluptuous babe dressed in a clingy Roman tunic dancing with wanton abandon in front of a corked smokestack – and just make a few minor alterations. Let’s see…I know: we’ll give the girl some thermal socks. And we’ll change the smokestack into…ermmmm…a giant icicle. Yeah, yeah, I know icicles hang down, they don’t shoot up. But these are our investors we’re talking about; they’ll be too busy fantasizing about pulling the girl’s socks off in front of a roaring fire. Not to mention the tunic. Now, get on it!

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 27 at 11:48 PM • permalink


    1. they’ll be too busy fantasizing about pulling the girl’s socks off in front of a roaring fire

      It’s frightening how well you know me.

      wait …

      Posted by peter m on 2008 02 28 at 12:01 AM • permalink


    1. I recall one particularly pesky pinhead glorbel warmenista posting here under the moniker of “Ender”.  He kept on egging us to put our money where our mouth was by placing a longterm bet on the outcome of global warming.  In between rants of how carbon dioxide levels were rising from anthropogenic causes, and we’re gonna die Die DIE!!!!!!, of course.

      I kinda wish I’d place a bet back then.  I might be able to afford an H3 Hummer to try and fight off the glaciers slowly coming down to crush us to death.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 02 28 at 12:13 AM • permalink


    1. Funny how John Howard’s repeated assertion that Australia was on-target to meet its Kyoto ‘obrigations’ was always pooh-poohed by the bien pensants.  Then blow me down, Kevin gets in and within weeks we’re suddenly being assured by the Rudd cheer squad that Australia is, er, on target to meet its, er, ‘obrigations’…

      Posted by cuckoo on 2008 02 28 at 12:24 AM • permalink


    1. OK Paco, now you’ve got my attention. Having both sides of the bet in place, the PACO-H units for Warmening and the PACO-C units for Coldening, creates arbitrage opportunities, and with some leverage, real wealth. First reactions:

      We’ll have to interest the money center banks, to create liquidity. Shouldn’t be a problem though, based on recent experience.

      Ideas for derivative development: Tranches by: degree plus or minus? flooding or drought? Any other obfuscation you can think of is welcome.

      I assume we’ll need to create CDOs. Who’ll rate these, and can we trust that they’ll be as clueless here as with mortgages?

      My hedge fund is interested!

      Posted by RichS on 2008 02 28 at 12:34 AM • permalink


    1. #15 Rich: Paco Investments can handle all your hedge fund needs! Can you trust us? Just read these testimonials:

      “That…banker…helped…my life savings” – G.T., Omaha, Nebraska

      “If I ever get my hands on…carbon debits…there won’t be a jury in the country that will convict me, and Paco will have himself to thank” – T.R., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

      “Thanks to Paco’s advice…now learning, at age 65, how to stock produce.” H.W., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Remember: Paco Investments – Adventure Capital Advisers, for the Sofistikated Invester.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 28 at 01:08 AM • permalink


    1. Oh dear, Pat Phat will have to set her anti-coal-coalition’s hyperbole to full steam …

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 02 28 at 01:33 AM • permalink


    1. AlGore has always been at war with Global Coldening!

      (Brought to you by the Ministry of Truth)

      Posted by DocMike on 2008 02 28 at 01:35 AM • permalink


    1. February snow forecast for the Victorian Alps tonight. I blame the people who bought Priuses.

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 02 28 at 02:12 AM • permalink


    1. #16, Paco. I’m sold. Right now, all of my money is tied up in warming futures, so please keep the coldening news just between us for a few days. I’ll liquidate to raise cash in London, Paris, or Frankfurt in the AM, to get the best price. I’m looking forward to our mutual success in this guaranteed moneymaker.

      Posted by RichS on 2008 02 28 at 02:16 AM • permalink


    1. #7 Damo. I believe so.

      Maybe it’s Wollongong. I used to socialise with a girl from Corrimal.

      Could be something in the water or all that coal dust is an aphro….

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 02 28 at 03:37 AM • permalink


    1. I don’t suppose Donkey John Quiggins will be happy with this news.

      Posted by burrah on 2008 02 28 at 04:34 AM • permalink


    1. Well, I now know about Professor Bunip, but my life is still only half replete; try as I might, I can’t get on adams’ blog; I have called him a fat prick, dickhead and left-wing wanker; nothing seems to work; and on subject, AGW is a load of expensive rubbish, and, so I suspect, is peak oil.

      Posted by cohenite on 2008 02 28 at 04:36 AM • permalink


    1. Bunyip is what I meant; my hands are so rough and calloused fom trying to get on adams’ blog that I can’t type probably.

      Posted by cohenite on 2008 02 28 at 04:40 AM • permalink


    1. Ha!  You call that rain?  Sydney got a piddling 225.2mm of rain in February.  We got 685.6mm.  I’ve never seen so many green tree frogs around the place; frogs on the walls, frogs on the window sills, frogs making love under the potting table, frogs appearing from under car bonnets.  And so far, thank God, I’ve heard no toad song.

      Posted by Janice on 2008 02 28 at 04:46 AM • permalink


    1. #21 Mehaul,

      A girl from Corrimal?

      I’m surprised you’d even admit to that under torture, let alone confess to it on a blog like this. 😉

      Posted by Pogria on 2008 02 28 at 07:44 AM • permalink


    1. Oh, bugger! Did I do a double post?  Alternatively, have I been banned – this has never happened before……

      Posted by Kaboom on 2008 02 28 at 07:45 AM • permalink


    1. Nope.  Something offensve in my disappeared post. I shall investigate.  Bugger!

      Posted by Kaboom on 2008 02 28 at 07:46 AM • permalink


    1. #13 TRJS – “Ender” is in fact one Stephen Gloor, who can be found and tantalised at this rarely visited blog.

      The funny thing is that “Ender” takes his name from the principal character of the novel “Ender’s Game” by Orson
      Scott Card.

      See here for a summary of the novel – as you can see, “Ender” personally saves the world from the “buggers”.  One may think that Gloor has delusions of grandeur?

      However, the really hilarious part is that Orson Scott Card (Gloor’s mentor, and the author of the name “Ender” he has adopted) is a rabid Denialist!

      Seriously, you can’t make this shit up, and “Ender” has pulled in his useless antennae over the last couple of months….

      Posted by Kaboom on 2008 02 28 at 07:49 AM • permalink


    1. Hmm, buggered if I know what happened there.

      Posted by Kaboom on 2008 02 28 at 07:49 AM • permalink


    1. #29, Ender liked to accuse us of our lack of scientific knowledge but admitted on his blog that he didn’t even study science (it shows too).

      He still posts over at Bolta’s now and then.

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2008 02 28 at 09:12 AM • permalink


    1. “Since I am no longer affiliated with any organization nor receive any funding.”

      That statement speaks volumes.  In order to receive funding, researchers have to get with the program to engineer their data to please the warmening crowd.  I don’t know what that is, but it ain’t science.

      Posted by the wolf on 2008 02 28 at 10:24 AM • permalink


    1. With apologies to paco, I don’t want to steal his bit, but… This keeps running through my head.
      In the year of the Goracle, the season of the heat

      Sashay to the North Pole, covering with wheat

      Just another future gone, lonely little seat

      There’s gonna be sorrow as Earth melts down tomorrow

      Will it come?

      It keeps Al Gore Serene

      Will it come?

      Oh heating come unto me

      Will it come?

      Well, heats come, been and gone.

      Come out of the garden, baby

      Youll catch your death in the snow

      You fool, we’ll call you the goracle.
      You fool, we’ll call you the goracle.

      Posted by Veeshir on 2008 02 28 at 10:47 AM • permalink


    1. Of course, less than two weeks ago one of the weeknight news shows here had the usual teeth-gnashing story about how the winter was once again “too warm” in Germany. I guess we’ll blame Local Global Warming for that, in light of the worldwide data.

      Posted by PW on 2008 02 28 at 11:15 AM • permalink


    1. BTW, Ender wasn’t the guy who kept yapping about those long-term bets, that was Brian Schmidt or whatever his name was.

      Posted by PW on 2008 02 28 at 11:18 AM • permalink


    1. BTW, Ender wasn’t the guy who kept yapping about those long-term bets, that was Brian Schmidt or whatever his name was.

      Thanks for the correction, PW.  Leftie envirotard idiots start to sound alike after a while.  ;-P

      Kaboom, that always tickled me about Ender Stephen Gloor….I’ve read quite a bit of Orson Card, including his “Ender” series, and I doubt that Gloor fully understood the irony of his choice of blog names.  😀

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 02 28 at 03:59 PM • permalink


  1. #25 Janice, I see your 685.6mm and raise you a further 236.6mm.

    And #21, as a single man working in a coal mine, coal dust certainly doesn’t appear to be an aphrodisiac.

    Posted by AnthonyC on 2008 02 28 at 08:24 PM • permalink