Lobal cooling

June 21, 2011

A denialist's brain: recent scans show evidence of cooling

The Man who writes stuff like this…

Sure Glenn Beck has his faults but they are vastly outweighed by his strengths: his fearlessness in speaking truth to power; his gift for explaining political ideas in a way that galvanises the attention of Middle America; his sheer entertainment value

And this…

the values of the eugenics movement and of the modern green movement are closely connected

Brings you this:

It’s official: a new Ice Age is on its way. In what has been described as “the science story of the century”, heavyweight US solar physicists have announced that the sun is heading for a prolonged period of low activity. This makes global cooling a much more plausible prospect in the next few decades than global warming.

Sadly one of the heavyweight US solar physicists (only heavyweight when they’re telling you what you want to hear, it seems) has had to issue a follow-up statement [see bottom of page]:

We are NOT predicting a mini-ice age. We are predicting the behavior of the solar cycle. In my opinion, it is a huge leap from that to an abrupt global cooling, since the connections between solar activity and climate are still very poorly understood. My understanding is that current calculations suggest only a 0.3 degree C decrease from a Maunder-like minimum, too small for an ice age. It is unfortunate that the global warming/cooling studies have become so politically polarizing.

Delingpole is one of the ringleaders of the denialist movement and when any of his claims about climate science is examined it leads to a similar misinterpretation/incontrovertible lie. But good on them for winning the propaganda war.


A David Lynch moment

June 18, 2010

Melanie Phillips reinvents surreality:

“Amazingly, it looks like Obama deliberately exacerbated the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster to push his ideological agenda.”

The moral regression of Melanie Phillips

May 6, 2010

I have read the journalistic nonsense of Melanie Phillips for some years and it continues to surprise me how she actually gets away with it. She is a big fish in the conservative movement but in a riposte to Jonathan Freedland she coyly denied this:

Jonathan justifies his attack by claiming that I have massive influence. Would that it were so! I remain, alas, merely one journalist trying to tell the truth as I see it. Jonathan can breathe easily again.

Whatever the scale of her influence in 2007, and it was big, her influence is indeed massive in 2010: Lecturing widely, contributing to Fox News, a Daily Mail column, blogging at the Spectator, writing for the Jewish Chronicle, appearing on Question Time and BBC 4’s Moral Maze, promoting books–that’s massive. Liberal-minded people must watch with horror as her influence expands and the rhetoric intensifies. This week alone has seen her launch a new book as well as having a cover story in the Spectator.

Her big theme (aside from the Middle East, a subject for another day), abundantly reinforced throughout her writing, is that atheism, rationalism and the like are bad and Judeo-Christian voodoo is actually authentic reason. This is an attempt by one journalist to rewrite three millenia of philosophy. All the brilliant philosophers have been wasting their brains since Christianity because Phillips has figured it all out. Read the rest of this entry »

Birth of a conspiracy theory

March 2, 2010

2009 was the year of the conspiracy theory. They continue to spawn, facilitated by the world-wide pleb. So I thought I’d have a go…

What’s often forgotten about the history of the Middle East is that it wasn’t always Jews and Christians against Moslems. When Moslems took over Jerusalem the Jews rejoiced because the Moslems allowed them to live as they were, whereas the Christians antagonised them. Christians always despised Jews since the Jews crucified Christ and Christianity was seen as superior to Judaism. Islam, on the other hand, arose independently and as such had no doctrinal bias against Judaism. In fact, the two were remarkably compatible and had shared values and culture.

If you were told ten years ago that a Moslem would be the president of the USA and his secretary of defense a Jew, you’d have laughed. We know Obama’s a Moslem because his middle name is Hussein and he attended a madrassa. His birth cert has never been revealed because it shows that he was born in Kenya, not Hawaii, to a Moslem father.

What will shock you is that this is too weird to be a coincidence. A Moslem and a Jew in control of the world’s largest military? You mean those sworn religious enemies?

Most of us have been duped by the myth that there is a war between Israel and Islam. It’s not your fault that you believe this to be the case–you have been brainwashed by years of propaganda purporting to show a real and grave concept. There isn’t one. If the Arab world wanted to wipe out Israel they would have done it years ago. So why didn’t they? Israel and the Islamists are actually conspiring together to destabilise the world in order to wipe out their mutual enemies. Read the rest of this entry »