Journal: Christ in the Sights, Glaciers Not Melting, Natural Gas Galore–Another Day in America

03 Environmental Degradation, 05 Energy, Cultural Intelligence, Military
Chuck Spinney

U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret ‘Jesus’ Bible Codes

Pentagon Supplier for Rifle Sights Says It Has ‘Always’ Added New Testament References

By JOSEPH RHEE, TAHMAN BRADLEY and BRIAN ROSS

Jan. 18, 2010

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Note: the below report, which appears to be well sourced, does not rebut the Global Warming hypothesis per se, but it highlights the shoddy political character of the IPCC, together with its bias to hype the threat of global warming.

It also makes the revelations in the hacked emails all the more salient to the GW debate, especially those emails which reveal the organized efforts of suppress the opposing views of those scientists labeled disparagingly as “climate deniers” (an obscene, almost subliminal, reference to holocaust deniers) in peer reviewed journals.

Of course the GW defenders of the faith will dismiss this report, because it comes from a paper owned by the devil Rupert Murdoch, who they might dismiss as being clearly biased to pollute the world in the interest of profits.

The GW debate is beginning to look like the conflict between science and religion that was joined by Galileo, but ironically, in the current case, it looks more and more like the establishment scientists, who assert that the GW question is settled and not longer subject to scientific questioning, are assuming the dogmatic role of the Pope.

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World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown

A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it.

Two years ago the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a benchmark report that was claimed to incorporate the latest and most detailed research into the impact of global warming. A central claim was the world’s glaciers were melting so fast that those in the Himalayas could vanish by 2035.

In the past few days the scientists behind the warning have admitted that it was based on a news story in the New Scientist, a popular science journal, published eight years before the IPCC’s 2007 report.

It has also emerged that the New Scientist report was itself based on a short telephone interview with Syed Hasnain, a little-known Indian scientist then based at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.

Hasnain has since admitted that the claim was “speculation” and was not supported by any formal research. If confirmed it would be one of the most serious failures yet seen in climate research. The IPCC was set up precisely to ensure that world leaders had the best possible scientific advice on climate change.

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Last November, my good friend Robert Bryce, managing editor of Energy Tribune and a prolific writer on energy issues, laid out some good news on the energy front in the Energy Tribune, an online publication (Atch #1 below)–

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supplies of natural gas, the least “ungreen” of the hydrocarbon energy sources, are likely to be far greater than previously thought.  This development has profound implications of the issues of peak oil, energy independence, and global warming.  Bryce has been a rare voice of sanity in the energy debate.  He authored Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of “Energy Independence.” (Public Affairs, March 2008) and the forthcoming Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future (Public Affairs, April 2010).  His articles on energy and other subjects have appeared in numerous publications ranging from The Atlantic Monthly to Counterpunch, The Guardian, and The Nation to The American Conservative.

Just four days ago, on Jan 13, the electronic newsletter World Oil Online, reported that the US just surpassed Russia as the world’s leading gas producer (see atch #2 below), a development that is consistent with Bryce’s point of view.