cite as: F. Bi. 2009. Fraser Institute uncovers yet another worldwide conspiracy? Intl. J. Inact., 2:64–66
Via DeSmogBlog (sort of): the Fraser Institute recently put up a YouTube video promoting global warming inaction — probably aimed at teenagers, with snazzy music and all. Some highlights:
1′ 19″: “The climate changes naturally. Always has… always will.” Oh no, not this again. As I’ve said elsewhere, it’s like arguing thus:
“Your Honour, the evidence clearly shows that the defendant is guilty of murder.”
“But, Your Honour, people die naturally all the time.”
1′ 39″: Captions: “Ft. Yukon, Alaska — 100°F — 27 June, 1915”; “Antarctica — 59°F — 5 January, 1974”; “Midale, Sask. — 113°F — 5 April, 1937”; etc. When the dates and locations are all over the place, one has to wonder: what’s the sense in throwing out all these statistics?
But the best part of the video has to be… this: (more…)
cite as: F. Bi. 2009. Japanese climate crank necromancy. Intl. J. Inact., 2:41–42
In the Japanese movie Makai Tenshō 魔界転生, Shirō Amakusa launched a rebellion against the Tokugawa Shōgunate’s persecution of Christians, and when the rebellion was crushed, Amakusa in a fit of despair sold his soul to the forces of darkness, and in exchange gained the power to raise the dead. He uses this power to form an undead army.
Now, I wonder if global warming inactivists are following in the fictionalized Amakusa’s footsteps, because they now seem to be resurrecting the ‘new report shows Japanese scientists now skeptical of global warming theory!’ meme (which I thought had become an ex-meme a few weeks ago…).
Now, even if you can’t read Japanese, it should be clear that the “report” isn’t actually a report, but just a back-and-forth discussion between the authors, with Seita Emori defending the IPCC position, and Akasofu, Kusano, etc. trying to cast doubt on it. In addition, a fact which is mentioned in neither The Register, nor the National Post, nor The Australian, is that Emori (more…)
cite as: F. Bi. We are going to be suppressed by the mainstream media II. Intl. J. Inact., 2:35–36
The Heartland Institute’s “2009 International Conference on Climate Change” is now in progress, and my poll for predicting the ‘conference’ take-home message has just closed — thanks to everyone who voted!
Meanwhile, the Galileo-like findings of the global warming ‘skeptics’ continue to be ruthlessly suppressed by the mainstream media as evidenced by, um, the following news articles and op-eds: (more…)