International Journal of Inactivism (now supplanted by Decoding SwiftHack)

2009/12/21

Quick summary of, well, stuff

[cite as: F. Bi. 2009. Quick summary of, well, stuff. Intl. J. Inact., 2:109]

Shorter Kevin Grandia, 2009-12-20: The so-called “Copenhagen Accord” for climate change regulation is just a way to pretend to do something while doing nothing. [cached]

Shorter Andrew Light, 2009-12-19: It’s true that the “Copenhagen Accord” didn’t actually do anything. But instead of doing nothing under the old paradigm (that World = Developed Nations + Developing Nations), it’s now doing nothing under a new paradigm (that World = Major Greenhouse Gas Emitters + Minor Greenhouse Gas Emitters). This new paradigm of doing nothing is very meaningful — and indeed, it’s a potential game-changer! [cached]

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Shorter C’S’CA, 2009-12-15: Climate models used in the IPCC reports are too simplistic, and make certain assumptions that may not be true. In fact, by building a climate model which is even more simplistic, we were able to show that the assumptions are probably not true after all! [cached]

Shorter Roy Spencer, back in 2008-05-22: Let me explain. My even-more-simplistic model gives results that are different from the not-so-simplistic models used in the IPCC reports. Therefore, clearly your model is wrong, and my model is right! You see, I’m an observationalist, not a modeler. [cached]

2009/01/28

We are really, really suing Al Gore really, and here is a silly graph

cite as: F. Bi. 2009. We are really, really suing Al Gore really, and here is a silly graph. Intl. J. Inact., 2:14–16

The inactivist New Zealand Climate ‘Science’ Coalition just made a grand announcement, with lots of pomp and fanfare, about the upcoming lawsuit against Al Gore or something. In Viscount Christopher Monckton’s own words:

There are now serious discussions afoot to lodge complaints against Gore to the federal financial and legal authorities, in that he fraudulently talks up the imagined “climate crisis” in the hope that he and his “green” investment corporation can profit by the baseless alarm that his falsehoods generate.

There are “serious discussions”… “now”? I wonder if this means that the “discussions” in the last 10 months or so about suing Al Gore were, in fact, not “serious”? (That sounds about right, since I can see no trace of the “notable attorneys” discussing this supposed case who Coleman claimed exist. In the meantime, you can sign the “Sue Us” Petition to get them to sue Al Gore for real.)

Also, here’s another gem from Monckton’s missive: (more…)

2009/01/23

Antarctic Warming Derangement Syndrome

cite as: F. Bi. 2009. Antarctic Warming Derangement Syndrome. Intl. J. Inact., 2:11–12

So, news just broke out that a new study shows that Antarctica has actually been warming, not cooling, for the past 50 years. And what do the folks at the freedom-loving Heartland Institute do? Well, they go apoplectic: (more…)

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