Video: CNN meteorologist calls global-warming hysteria “arrogant”

posted at 10:30 am on December 20, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Notable, I’d say, both for the source and the sentiment. On CNN last night, meteorologist Chad Myers discussed the record snowfall and cold in Las Vegas with Lou Dobbs, who asked him what this had to say about global warming. Myers compared the research models to analyzing the reliability of a three-day-old car:

Arrogant? I’d call it that, but the problem with the global-warming movement and the Next Ice Age movement that preceded it is not arrogance per se but its advancement into a religion, where dissenters are cast as modern heretics and debate is rejected.  It’s Galileo in reverse, where scientists who dispute both the models and the data lose patronage and funding, not because they’re wrong, but because they threaten the cash cow that the global-warming religion promises to researchers for the next couple of decades.

Both movements had the same goal: state control of energy production.  That’s the arrogance that bothers me.


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Uh oh…

Sounds like we’ve got one heretic who just couldn’t keep his mouth shut.

Off to the stockades, and the unemployment office, for you, Mr. Holocaust Denier.

Hawkins1701 on December 20, 2008 at 10:32 AM

And it definitely is a cash cow.

flipflop on December 20, 2008 at 10:34 AM

Any bets on how long this guy is employed at CNN?

conservnut on December 20, 2008 at 10:34 AM

Arrogant? I’d call it that, but the problem with the global-warming movement and the Next Ice Age movement that preceded it is not arrogance per se but its advancement into a religion, where dissenters are cast as modern heretics and debate is rejected.

Isn’t that precisely what makes it arrogant?

Disturb the Universe on December 20, 2008 at 10:34 AM

So, will it be a dead fish in the mail or a horse’s head in the bed?

artist on December 20, 2008 at 10:35 AM

It also snowed in New Orleans recently.That’s next to the Gulf of Mexico in case anyone wants to know.
I have to go now.I need to dig out my SUV that is buried under twelve inches of global warming that blew into a big drift.

NeoKong on December 20, 2008 at 10:35 AM

Poor guy, he better brush up his resume’.

FireBlogger on December 20, 2008 at 10:39 AM

“DO NOT QUESTION MY SCIENCE!”,

Sayeth Al Gore, cloaked in robes, with a pentagram medallion danging from his neck, and a “Hail Gaia” Sceptre in hand.

BKennedy on December 20, 2008 at 10:40 AM

But I thought the debate was over and man made globle warming was adone deal
,so sayeth the Gorecol.

budaside on December 20, 2008 at 10:41 AM

Sayeth Al Gore, cloaked in robes, with a pentagram medallion danging from his neck, and a “Hail Gaia” Sceptre in hand.

BKennedy on December 20, 2008 at 10:40 AM

Manbearpig is still out there…..

Hawkins1701 on December 20, 2008 at 10:41 AM

Arrogance is related to pride.
Pride is the deadliest of the 7 Deadly sins.
It was Lucifer’s sin in that he wanted to be on equal footing with God.
Most Global Warming fanatics are secularists who worship Earth itself as a god.
They also tend to be socialists who see government as the end all to be all.
They elevate their pagaen love of planet, their meager scientific understanding, and their passion for big government to the level of god and couple it with a dogma rivaled only by the most fundamentalist of the very religions they mock.
Yep, arrogance.

Disturb the Universe on December 20, 2008 at 10:43 AM

Classic example of manipulation of the public using emotional tools. Paulson et al are doing the same thing. The old global warning religion will soon be surpassed by the new bailout religion with the goals being similar. Crisis, even if manufactured, creates opportunity. I believe Rahm made that same argument before he disappeared, didn’t he?

a capella on December 20, 2008 at 10:46 AM

It’s Galileo in reverse, where scientists who dispute both the models and the data lose patronage and funding, not because they’re wrong, but because they threaten the cash cow that the global-warming religion promises to researchers for the next couple of decades.

That sounds less like a religion than a bureaucracy or federal program.

Count to 10 on December 20, 2008 at 10:48 AM

Whether you believe in Global Warming or not, the newly elected President does, and has hired a staff full of those who will apply it to all new spending in the next four years. I don’t see him sitting down with both sides of the issue and considering that the Gore data might be flawed. Get your check book out.

jcheney on December 20, 2008 at 10:50 AM

“It is the Sun that does it, not man.” Clearly this guy won’t be invited to the Obama White House Christmas holiday party.

Mark30339 on December 20, 2008 at 10:50 AM

Is he allowed to say stuff like that on CNN? Ted Turner is gonna out out a hit on him.

Tommy_G on December 20, 2008 at 10:51 AM

Count to 10, it is a religion precisely because it now has Cardinals, Bishops, and a Pope and they wield power that is eclipsing the amount of control the Papacy had on its individual member nations in the time of Galileo.

$cienti$ts LOVE AGW as a theory because it allows them to act as unelected politicians working in concert with the elected to bend economies to command model ones.

The raw arrogance required to think we bald apes can obliterate a planet that can smite us in a fortnight is beyond the pale.

sven10077 on December 20, 2008 at 10:53 AM

Obviously he needs to be punished. How dare he not bow down to AlGore.

roux on December 20, 2008 at 10:55 AM

Loons descend on CNN and demand this guy’s head in 5…4…3…

CP on December 20, 2008 at 10:56 AM

what is really scary is that Obama wants to create an economy around this craziness. Sounds very similar to creating a mortgage industry around sub primeortgahew.

RedSoxNation on December 20, 2008 at 10:57 AM

that’s sub-prime mortgages

RedSoxNation on December 20, 2008 at 10:58 AM

More media driven crap. I wonder how many people didn’t leave New Orleans in the face of Katrina because they couldn’t or because they just didn’t believe the “crisis” of the day. EVERYTHING is a crisis, everything is a “news alert”. Really? One day they are going to need us to believe them and we won’t. I never believe them now.

Cindy Munford on December 20, 2008 at 11:04 AM

CNN against Global Warming? I guess now it is O.K. for hell to freeze over!

You are right on the money about State control of energy.

Done That on December 20, 2008 at 11:06 AM

Latest Global Warming Headlines:

Record 24 hour snowfall in Spokane, WA
Record daily snowfall in Kalispell, MT
Record Lows well below zero recently in Denver, CO, parts of Eastern Oregon and many more
Record snow for most December snow EVER in Las Vegas
Earliest snow ever in New Orleans and only third time it snowed an inch or more in 60 years.
Blizzard warnings for Seattle. Winter starts tomorrow.
Snow down to foothills above Malibu
Thundersnow in parts of Southern Mississippi in Mid-December with record snow.
Ec., etc., etc.

Tomorrow is the FIRST day of Winter and Chicago is expecting a HIGH of 2 :-)

Good thing there is global warming. Otherwise we’d be in REAL trouble!

Ordinary1 on December 20, 2008 at 11:07 AM

There’s a strong psychological component to the global warming believers. Many just seem self-involved.

Paul-Cincy on December 20, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Finally someone with some brains and courage at CNN.

Kjeil on December 20, 2008 at 11:14 AM

what is really scary is that Obama wants to create an economy around this craziness. Sounds very similar to creating a mortgage industry around sub primeortgahew.

RedSoxNation on December 20, 2008 at 10:57 AM

Global warming is nothing more than a means to an end. When you control a nation’s energy you can control the nation, and more importantly you limit individual freedom, innovation and self reliance. When you control the nations of the world you control the world and dictate as you wish.

I’m not saying Obama wants to control the world but he’s certainly a player in the effort to eliminate national sovereignty and make people reliant on government instead of themselves.

There is zero evidence of AGW yet massive amounts of money are poured into efforts to scare the sheep half to death. All they have to do is keep repeating it, with help from the media of course.

darwin on December 20, 2008 at 11:16 AM

Finally someone with some brains and courage at CNN.

Kjeil on December 20, 2008 at 11:14 AM

I’m sure he’ll recant or suffer the consequences.

darwin on December 20, 2008 at 11:16 AM

It is arrogant, and I refer to the Prologue to Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton:

You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There’s been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land.

Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away — all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years.

Earth has survived everything in its time. It will certainly survive us. If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in Arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. It might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety.

Of course, it would be very different from what it is now, but the earth would survive our folly, only we would not. If the ozone layer gets thinner, ultraviolet radiation sears the earth, so what? Ultraviolet radiation is good for life. It’s powerful energy. It promotes mutation, change. Many forms of life will thrive with more UV radiation. Many others will die out. Do you think this is the first time that’s happened? Think about oxygen. Necessary for life now, but oxygen is actually a metabolic poison, a corrosive glass, like fluorine.

When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time.

A hundred years ago we didn’t have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can’t imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven’t got the humility to try. We’ve been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we’re gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.

blatantblue on December 20, 2008 at 11:18 AM

The greenhouse gas gang are nothing but modern day Baal cultists.

whitetop on December 20, 2008 at 11:20 AM

This isn’t the first time Chad Myers has expressed his disdain (on air) for global warming BS. A few months ago I was watching CNN (for the weather report) and I heard him refer to “global warming foolishness” — or words to that effect. I remember thinking at the time that he’d better watch himself, or he wouldn’t have a job much longer, since most of the CNN crowd (with the exception, perhaps, of people like Dodd) are true believers.

AZCoyote on December 20, 2008 at 11:23 AM

the truth is getting put there, give it time.

rob verdi on December 20, 2008 at 11:25 AM

Awesome. Let’s try to get Michelle to put this guy on board as Hot Air’s Chief Meteorologist when CNN eventually cans him for staying off the talking points.

malan89 on December 20, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Poor Chad. That was like fingering a mob boss. Let one of the temps start your car for you.

whitetop on December 20, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Interesting comparison to a 3 day old car considering the state of American car companies.

I hear people quoting JD POWERS as proof that American cars are as good as the foreign company cars. JD POWERS rating system might as well be on a 3 day old car. Look at consumer reports for long term data. Rely on JD POWERS if you plan on keeping your car for a year or two but any longer…don’t.

In regards to Climate Change(used to be known as Global Warming) it is based on too short of a span of study. These lunatics cannot see the forest through the trees. They sure as hell can see the green though through the trees.

Jamson64 on December 20, 2008 at 11:27 AM

It is arrogant, and I refer to the Prologue to Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton:
blatantblue on December 20, 2008 at 11:18 AM

Cool post. Thanks!

UltimateBob on December 20, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Chad’s analogy about the car is a bit awkward, but I see what he is trying to say. I’m glad he had the guts to say it on CNN! The real gold starts a :59. Jay Lehr with the Heartland Institute is spot on. Warmer is better for mankind, but it appears we are cooler getting colder. Since the Sun drives the weather and climate, the best we can do is adapt.

Planning for warming when it is getting dramatically cooler is not only bad policy, it is dangerous. Of course that brings into question the motives of the global warming movement. Perhaps many really do honestly believe. However, it seems that the real money and power behind the movement is much more about money and power than it is about saving mankind.

Ordinary1 on December 20, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Many just seem self-involved.

Paul-Cincy on December 20, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Yeah, but all they’re self-involved in is picking lint out of their belly buttons.

Oldnuke on December 20, 2008 at 11:31 AM

Its goal is more than just control of energy production, it’s the control of society. And it is becoming a religion. After all, in science one goes where the facts led, but with Global Warming the facts are not as important as the theory. After all, according to AGW followers if the climate has got cooler over the last few years all it means is that Global Warming can cause cooling. Who Knew? Warming proves warming and cooling proves warming. That’s not science, that’s religion.

Fred 2 on December 20, 2008 at 11:32 AM

I recently had a conversation (more like a mild debate) with a global warming climate change believer. The conversation was not particularly enlightening to me; this person was neither well-informed nor active-minded. The thing that stands out in my mind most about it was that “climate change” has replaced “global warming” as the new buzzword. Apparently, the “believers” are beginning to accept the fact that the planet is cooling and not warming, but it makes no difference to them. Whatever happens with the weather, mankind’s activities are at fault.

As Chad said, “arrogant.”

UltimateBob on December 20, 2008 at 11:39 AM

Left wing environmentalism is the new Lysenkoism.

Today, Lysenko is a byword for fraud but in Stalin’s Russia his ideas became law. They reveal a world of science distorted by ideology, where ideas were literally a matter of life and death. To disagree with Lysenko risked the gulag and yet he damaged, perhaps irreparably, the Soviet Union’s capacity to fight and win the Cold War.
BBC Radio

Listen to the discussion here. The paralells to Stalin’s Lysenkoism are shocking.

petefrt on December 20, 2008 at 11:43 AM

WOW!! A CNN employee tells the truth! I like that man. To bad his job will be replaced. What about the owner of the Weather Channel. Don’t know if he did, but he wanted to file a lawsuit against AL Whore. Global Warming is a total fraud. Sadly there are people that actually fell for the lie. I never believed it. There is no Global Warming, or Climate Change.

sheebe on December 20, 2008 at 11:47 AM

The goal may be state control of energy production in the short term, but that’s nothing compared to the ultimate goal to have control over almost every aspect of life on a global scale.

The creation of a fervent faith in “government science” and policy through heavy propaganda along with now offering an alternative fuels and carbon-credit based economy to replace a recklessly collapsed free-market system is the key to a global socialist/fascist utopia.

Don’t look now, but we’re almost there. Most business leaders were already on the forefront of the global warming brainwashing crusade and the economic situation is going to keep them in bed with the politicians. I’m pretty sure that this belated dissent from scientists is just going to accelerate a latent totalitarian streak needed to control the disillusioned or non-believers in the new global utopia.

Economic collapse, followed by a probable nuclear event or a pandemic will create the shock needed to reduce population and control and “evolve” the remaining society. Should be a fun trip with Barack Obama, World Citizen at the wheel.

econavenger on December 20, 2008 at 11:57 AM

sheebe on December 20, 2008 at 11:47 AM

Yes, the founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman, suggested a fraud suit against Al Gore to force him to defend his pseudo-science by putting it under public scrutiny.
Weather Channel Founder: Sue Al Gore to Expose Global Warming Fraud

As I recall, Coleman also points out that most meteorologists judge that man’s influence on climate is negligible. The supporters Gore and the AGW’ers cite are either not scientists or scientists in fields outside of meteorology, such as chemistry or sociology.

petefrt on December 20, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Silly AGW deniers. Don’t you guys know with global warming comes cooler temperatures. Geeesh, you think you guys would have seen that awesome Hollyweird masterpiece called “The day after tomorrow” /sarc

Actually there were some good effects in it, but that was about it.

rayvet on December 20, 2008 at 12:02 PM

econavenger on December 20, 2008 at 11:57 AM

That’s the way I see it too. Pretty ugly prospects, eh?

petefrt on December 20, 2008 at 12:03 PM

CNN meteorologist calls global-warming hysteria “arrogant”

In the beginning of a challenge to Al Gore a false god the challenger is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his challenge is succeeding, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to challenge Al Gore a false god.
- “Mark Twain”

MB4 on December 20, 2008 at 12:06 PM

Global warming nuts are like all idealogues and most dictators….my way or the highway.

It isn’t about protecting the planet at all….it’s about them forcing their views on you.

notagool on December 20, 2008 at 12:09 PM

“DO NOT QUESTION MY SCIENCE!”,

Sayeth Al Gore, cloaked in robes, with a pentagram medallion danging from his neck, and a “Hail Gaia” Sceptre in hand.

BKennedy on December 20, 2008 at 10:40 AM

And the High Goracle spoke all these words, saying: I am the Goracle your Oracle.

ONE: You shall have no other Oracles before Me.

TWO: You shall not make for yourself any carbon images–any likeness of anything carbon that is in heaven above, or of anything carbon that is in the earth beneath, or anything carbon that is in the water under the earth.

THREE: You shall not ever take the name of the Goracle your Oracle in vain.

FOUR: Remember my birthday, and keep it carbon free unless you have credits that you bought from me.

FIVE: Honor me instead of your father and your mother especially if they don’t believe in global warming.

SIX: You shall not ever malign me or else you be apostates.

SEVEN: You shall not commit adultery with my wife, but I can with your wife and your daughters.

EIGHT: You shall not ever steal my carbon credits.

NINE: You shall not raise any challenges to the most holy doctrine of global warming.

TEN: You shall not covet any of my mansions; you shall not covet my private jets, nor my SUV’s, nor my pizza, nor my Krispe Kreame dounuts, nor my Biggie Fries, nor my hot fudge sundaes.

MB4 on December 20, 2008 at 12:12 PM

We all know that Global warming is total BS. It won’t be long before this guy is “redistributed” some where. It is supposed to be around 79 here in NW Florida today. Al Gore is an idiot.
Food for thought: “snow is like sex, you never know how long it’s going to last or how many inches you are going to get” ;)

milwife88 on December 20, 2008 at 12:15 PM

Cold is going to be much worse than warm. Warm is eaiser to deal with and adapt to. During the last ice age, there where sheets of ice a mile to a 1/2 mile thick as far south as Interstate 10 in some areas. How do you deal with that? Think about how much of the American bread basket was under ice during that time. Is something like that happens again, there is no food production north of Mexico City. The global warming crowd needs to sit down and think of that for a while.

All I know it that my area is in its third consecutive winter of below normal temperatures. I have 10 inchec of snow in my front yard in the desert. I didn’t move to the desert to be cold. Turn up the temperature, please ….

gstrickler on December 20, 2008 at 12:17 PM

For those of you who didn’t read about Obama’s new science advisor, John P. Holdren in the headlines: he’s a global warming nut who still thinks Paul Ehrlich (population nut) is brilliant. I hope we don’t end up freezing or starving because of intentional government policy.

zmdavid on December 20, 2008 at 12:24 PM

I didn’t move to the desert to be cold. Turn up the temperature, please ….

gstrickler on December 20, 2008 at 12:17 PM

Some like it hot and some sweat
When the heat is on
Some feel the heat and decide that
They can´t go on
Some like it hot, but you can´t tell how hot
Til you try
Some like it hot, so let´s turn up the heat
Til Al Gore and his sheeple fry!

MB4 on December 20, 2008 at 12:35 PM

He’s right about the hysteria and the arrogance of many of the most dire predictions but it’s matched by the silliness of those who cite localized weather conditions as proof that climate change is not happening.

I don’t buy the ‘religion’ but if it makes Americans more efficient, more competitive, and allows us to preserve more of our country’s unique natural beauty and resources for future generations then that is a very good thing which most people can agree on.

lexhamfox on December 20, 2008 at 12:53 PM

None of this MSM skepticism is surprising.

With a price tag in the trillions, climate change hysteria is a luxury the United States can no longer afford.

Mike Honcho on December 20, 2008 at 12:53 PM

I don’t buy the ‘religion’ but if it makes Americans more efficient, more competitive, and allows us to preserve more of our country’s unique natural beauty and resources for future generations then that is a very good thing which most people can agree on.

lexhamfox on December 20, 2008 at 12:53 PM

Sure, but most of the policies proposed don’t do any of those things. Higher gas tax? Hurts the economy. Cap and Trade to regulate a “pollutant” CO2. Kills the economy and puts money in the pocket of government. Kyoto treaty and other global initiatives to solve a non-problem? Redistributes power to the UN. Environmental lawsuits drive up the cost of energy which hurts the economy.

One only need look to California. Vast oil riches offshore, yet the state is bankrupt. Incompetence or worse.

Ordinary1 on December 20, 2008 at 1:00 PM

1. For those predicting a fresh Chad Myers resume, or calling for the over/under on his sacking at CNN, remember this: you can’t get much more in-the-tank for the illegal immigrants than CNN is, and yet Lou Dobbs is literally the singular face of anti-illegal immigration policy in media, and his employment would seem to be secure. So don’t be so sure.

2. As I noted in the headlines a couple days ago – Chad Myers shares CNN with one of the most hilarious Global Warming Hysterics in all of media, the bed-wetting liberal nitwit Miles O’Brien. Miles is a pilot, and so he fashions himself as a climate expert, unlike Myers, who is just a silly meterologist.

Jaibones on December 20, 2008 at 1:03 PM

Rush was talking about this yesterday and ran the exact clip as the YouTube vid above.

Chad Myers shares CNN with one of the most hilarious Global Warming Hysterics in all of media, the bed-wetting liberal nitwit Miles O’Brien. Miles is a pilot, and so he fashions himself as a climate expert, unlike Myers, who is just a silly meterologist.

Jaibones on December 20, 2008 at 1:03 PM

Rush reported that Miles O’Brien is no longer with CNN! From the linked article:

By the way, did you know that CNN, in a massive round of budget cuts, closed down their global warming unit? Miles O’Brien, who used to run their space unit, they got rid of Miles and when Miles went, all this hoity-toity baloney about global warming went with it. The Weather Channel, owned now by NBC, got rid of their global warming climate change unit — why? It must be there wasn’t much of an audience for all the documentaries and specials they were doing.

Ordinary1 on December 20, 2008 at 1:07 PM

He’s right about the hysteria and the arrogance of many of the most dire predictions but it’s matched by the silliness of those who cite localized weather conditions as proof that climate change Al Gore’s Apocalyptic Global Warming is not happening.

lexhamfox on December 20, 2008 at 12:53 PM

Hello, hello!

That is what Al Gore Himself has done!

He made the rules.

MB4 on December 20, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Both movements had the same goal: state control of energy production. That’s the arrogance that bothers me.

State control of anything bothers me.

Johan Klaus on December 20, 2008 at 1:10 PM

orginary1 -

Both CNN and NBC closed down their global warming units? That’s the best news I’ve heard today.

Somebody may be getting an inkling how silly their network will look when all their scare tactics are thrown back in their face, on video, no less.

A Victory for YouTube methinks.

redneck hippie on December 20, 2008 at 1:15 PM

Global Warming has to be true! The same people that teach that also teach Evolution! It must be true! The underpinnings of the Humanist Manifesto rest on Man being the ultimate “victim” and “scourge” of the planet!!!

sabbott on December 20, 2008 at 1:17 PM

Evolution has a lot of scientific backing, so much so that even the Catholic Church has accepted it. Not so with Al Gore’s Apocalyptic Global Warming as there is actually more evidence for Global Cooling.

MB4 on December 20, 2008 at 1:20 PM

Both CNN and NBC closed down their global warming units? That’s the best news I’ve heard today.

redneck hippie on December 20, 2008 at 1:15 PM

I think that was only because they had taken the heating systems in their global warming offices out, as they were wanting to please the Goracle, and could not get the indoor temp above 45 degrees with their portable heating units. Once summer comes they will probably be back.

MB4 on December 20, 2008 at 1:25 PM

Great news: Obama appoints two global warming nutbags to top science posts.

WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama’s selection Saturday of a Harvard physicist and a marine biologist for science posts is a sign he plans a more aggressive response to global warming than did the Bush administration.

John Holdren and Jane Lubchenco are leading experts on climate change who have advocated forceful government action. Holdren will become Obama’s science adviser as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Lubchenco will lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which oversees ocean and atmospheric studies and does much of the government’s research on global warming…
The four scientists will confront challenges in global warming after years of inaction by the Bush administration, which opposed mandatory cuts of greenhouse gas pollution.

JiangxiDad on December 20, 2008 at 1:31 PM

Great news: Obama appoints two global warming nutbags to top science posts.

JiangxiDad on December 20, 2008 at 1:31 PM

Yes and let me tell you that I do really appreciate him taking those two off my hands as they were among my most difficult patients to treat. Thanks to Barack Obama’s new affirmative action program for lunatics to give them a fair share of government positions my record for curing patients will be much better.

Sigmund on December 20, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Anyone remember “Acid Rain?” I was young and dumb then and was actually hesitant to let my kids play in the rain. I had visions of “Acid Rain” eating the skin off my little darlings. Like I said “Young and Dumb!” This latest effort to scare the prolatariat is lasting longer because there are no immediate results that can be seen. Acid rain scare didn’t last because every idiot could see that the crops, plants and animals were thriving in spite of that horrible “Acid Rain!” We definiatly need more weathermen like Chad Myers.

Proudvet on December 20, 2008 at 1:59 PM

Snow down to the Oregon Coast which is rare indeed. This is the second time in a week!

Ordinary1 on December 20, 2008 at 2:02 PM

Snow down to the Oregon Coast which is rare indeed. This is the second time in a week!

Ordinary1 on December 20, 2008 at 2:02 PM

It’s a live cam. Forecast is for chilly rain by tomorrow, so check it today :-)

Ordinary1 on December 20, 2008 at 2:03 PM

“….Hail Gaia” Sceptre in hand.
BKennedy on December 20, 2008 at 10:40 AM

That’s the trouble with these Gorebull Warming idiots. They do not believe in God OR Gaia. They might pretend to believe in Gaia, But they see her as weak and at the mercy of humanity’s evil machinations. And they obviously do not believe in any all powerful God.

They worship only themselves, hate their fellow man, and can’t conceive that some deity might actually have a plan with all this climate stuff.

Hey Al… All of humanity’s actions, in total, throughout history is no more than a pimple on Mother Earth’s posterior. Get out of the festering cities and the cherry-picked, crowded eco-tourist destinations, into the real wild places and you will see that you and all of your works are meaningless on a geological time scale.

Humanity could do everything within its power to intentionally destroy the Earth, and 5,000 years after we kill ourselves off, it would take a huge team of archaeologists from the Alpha Centauri system to find any evidence that Earth Man ever existed.

LegendHasIt on December 20, 2008 at 3:10 PM

Finally…………….


“… It is the Sun that does it, NOT man!!!”

Seven Percent Solution on December 20, 2008 at 3:50 PM

I recently challenged our local GW priests. Since they answer any challenge with chants of “it is proven, it is science” I asked them to provide me the name of the scientist that proved GW was real and what the study was that proved it.

I think I confused them. No answer as yet. (except for one bozo who referred me to the IPCC executive summary) I don’t think they are real clear on what constitutes a scientific study.

schmuck281 on December 20, 2008 at 3:57 PM

Science’s record of predicting things is so good, we must all bow to their superior Phlogiston now.

Or would they prefer 2 mile thick ice sheets over the northern hemisphere?

profitsbeard on December 20, 2008 at 6:13 PM

Here’s another arrow for your Anti-Global Warming quiver:

Science is not about consensus. Science is about the data proving or disproving a hypothesis. It was once a “scientific consensus” that the Sun went around the Earth. That didn’t make the hypothesis true.

ZenDraken on December 20, 2008 at 7:03 PM

Snow in Las Vegas does not prove or disprove global warming. The record melting of the ice caps does, however.

They worship only themselves, hate their fellow man, and can’t conceive that some deity might actually have a plan with all this climate stuff.

So now global climate change is a religious issue (slams head against desk)….Holy Cow!!!

jim_collins on December 20, 2008 at 7:59 PM

The record melting of the ice caps does, however.

jim_collins on December 20, 2008 at 7:59 PM

You mean the record melting that is not going to raise sea level even one inch?

Here’s a word you might want to acquaint yourself with: Displacement.

Ryan Gandy on December 20, 2008 at 8:31 PM

Ice Age is a cometh,me thinks!

canopfor on December 20, 2008 at 8:47 PM

The record melting of the ice caps does, however.

jim_collins on December 20, 2008 at 7:59 PM

Yup all that record melting has raised the sea level at the old condo precisely zero inches….

but it is MAGIC water that CHOOSES only to flood out Pacific atolls where the natives have no concept of thrust erosion….

STRANGE DAYS FRIENDS!

sven10077 on December 20, 2008 at 9:25 PM

Since I got no place to go… :-)

Ordinary1 on December 20, 2008 at 9:40 PM

Does this guy have a death wish? Either the warmer police will get him or his wife will kill him for losing a perfectly good job. Coroner’s report: Death by rolling pin.

infidelgranny on December 20, 2008 at 10:48 PM

jim_collins on December 20, 2008 at 7:59 PM

The record melting of those ice caps that are actually getting thicker in about 3/4 of the places that are ACTUALLY being measured physically? Those record meltings????

Rather than the ones that are ‘measured’ according to computer modeling or satellite telemetry, and the data ‘massaged’ to the greater glory of AlGore, and/or the cherry picked ones amongst those which are being physically measured and actually thinning??

Only about 1/4 to 1/3 of the ice caps that are actually being measured physically are showing signs of thinning. Many others are at record (since the beginning of the time they have been monitored) thickness.

Maybe if you quit slamming your head against the desk the brain damage will heal.

LegendHasIt on December 20, 2008 at 11:32 PM

Speaking of which:

This may be slightly OT but on the CNN news ticker tonight I saw them whine about that whole ice caps “melting at alarming rates” thing.

Just goes to show ya, the more stuff like this happens, the louder the screaming gets.

Ryan Gandy on December 21, 2008 at 12:15 AM

I used to work at a local television station and I once asked our meteorologist the same question (about hurricanes, tho, not snowfall) and got a similar response. He reminded me that the last 100-150 years or so that we have, according to the Church of St. Algore, been killing the planet is about a nanosecond in terms or how long the Earth has been here, and that looking at a few years worth of data and declaring it proof of anything is foolishness. He said the weather moves in cycles and that if you look back over the course of recorded history, you will find other periods where similar anomalies have occurred. There simply isn’t enough evidence there to declare anything one way or the other, but he — like Crichton — is skeptical that the human race has the capacity to destroy a planet that has been reinventing itself for billions of years — or for the creationists among us, the last 6,000. ;o) It’s just more self-inflated, anthrocentric liberal thinking. I do believe that we have an obligation, as the Bible says, to act as stewards of the planet, but the idea that we can singlehandedly destroy it is pure folly. And that stands whether you believe in evolution or creation or some combination of the true.

It’s curious to me, however, that so many weather folk seem to be skeptical of global warming claims. One would think the opinions and viewpoints of people who actually deal with the WEATHER everyday would carry more weight than that of some leftist moonbat celebrity tree hugger or ivory tower dweller.

NoLeftTurn on December 21, 2008 at 12:33 AM

Snow in Las Vegas does not prove or disprove global warming. The record melting of the ice caps does, however.

Interesting because Antarctica’s ice is increasing:

Satellites Show Overall Increases In Antarctic Sea Ice Cover (NASA)

Now please prove this is due to man.

So now global climate change is a religious issue (slams head against desk)….Holy Cow!!!

jim_collins on December 20, 2008 at 7:59 PM

Yes it is Religion:

Environmentalism as Religion (Michael Crichton, A.B. Anthropology, M.D. Harvard)

Poptech on December 21, 2008 at 2:44 AM

For those of you who didn’t read about Obama’s new science advisor, John P. Holdren in the headlines: he’s a global warming nut who still thinks Paul Ehrlich (population nut) is brilliant. I hope we don’t end up freezing or starving because of intentional government policy.

zmdavid on December 20, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Check The New Centurions by John Ringo for what happen when public policy is driven by unproven theories.

El Coqui on December 21, 2008 at 8:19 AM

The Sun controls the Earth’s climate

Poptech on December 21, 2008 at 2:45 AM

Awesome link! Thanx

Ordinary1 on December 21, 2008 at 9:16 AM

Will we still have to hear about global warming 5, 10, 20 years from now?

ypbatty on December 21, 2008 at 4:04 PM

Will we still have to hear about global warming 5, 10, 20 years from now?
ypbatty on December 21, 2008 at 4:04 PM

Yeah, we will.

But by then, it will be because people are praying for things to warm up again.

LegendHasIt on December 21, 2008 at 4:59 PM

Global Warming NFL Style:

Pittsburgh at Tennessee, Mostly Sunny in the 30′s and falling
Cincinnati at Cleveland, Sunny temps falling into the teens
Miami at Kansas City, Partly Cloudy 8, wind chill -7
Arizona at New England, Snow, Sleet, FZ Rain, upper 20′s
NY Jets at Seattle, Snow and 31
Buffalo at Denver, Partly Cloudy 11, wind chill 5
Tonight’s Giants game temp 34.

Ordinary1 on December 21, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Ed Morrissey wrote:

Arrogant? I’d call it that, but the problem with the global-warming movement and the Next Ice Age movement that preceded it is not arrogance per se but its advancement into a religion, where dissenters are cast as modern heretics and debate is rejected.

As I posted on my blog back in 2006, the producers of Gore’s breakthrough documentary An Inconvenient Truth spoke of global warming in religious terms in this newspaper ad (bold verbatim in original):

“An Inconvenient Truth” is already one of the top ten documentaries of all time.

It has a chance to become a phenomenon.

There are people in Washington today hoping that never happens, so they can dismiss this as a fringe issue.

If you care . . . you can’t let them.

You need to take your friends and family, and make them see it.

It is not enough to be converted. Now is the time for you to convert others.

This is global warming’s moment.

This is our last, best chance to tip things back in the planet’s favor.

A portion of every ticket goes directly to the fight.

Please join us in defending the only home we will ever know.

L.N. Smithee on December 22, 2008 at 2:21 AM