Snow covered the hilly area of the UAE for only the second time in recorded history yesterday , Jan. 24, 2009.
So rare was the event that one lifelong resident said the local dialect had no word for it.
Hey, the skiing has to be fantastic this year in Davos. How many of the big wigs from bailouts have the arrogance to attend? Will “Pinch Sulzberger?”
According to the government, temperatures on Jebel Jais dropped to -3°C on Friday night. On Saturday, the area had reached 1°C. Major Saeed Rashid al Yamahi, a helicopter pilot and the manager of the Air Wing of RAK Police, said the snow covered an area of five kilometres and was 10cm deep.
“The sight up there this morning was totally unbelievable, with the snow-capped mountain and the entire area covered with fresh, dazzling white snow,” Major al Yamahi said.
The Amazing Story Behind Tho Global Warming Scam
By John Coleman, Meterologist and Founder of the Weather Chanel
January 28, 2009
The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a
pollutant and enact laws that tax we citizens for our carbon footprints. Only two details stand in the way, the faltering economic times and
a dramatic turn toward a colder climate. The last two bitter winters have lead to a rise in public awareness that CO2 is not a pollutant and
is not a significant greenhouse gas that is triggering runaway global warming.
How did we ever get to this point where bad science is driving big government we have to struggle so to stop it?
The story begins with an Oceanographer named Roger Revelle. He served with the Navy in World War II. After the war he became the
Director of the Scripps Oceanographic Institute in La Jolla in San Diego, California. Revelle saw the opportunity to obtain major funding
from the Navy for doing measurements and research on the ocean around the Pacific Atolls where the US military was conducting atomic
bomb tests. He greatly expanded the Institute’s areas of interest and among others hired Hans Suess, a noted Chemist from the
University of Chicago, who was very interested in the traces of carbon in the environment from the burning of fossil fuels. Revelle tagged on
to Suess studies and co-authored a paper with him in 1957. The paper raises the possibility that the carbon dioxide might be creating a
greenhouse effect and causing atmospheric warming. It seems to be a plea for funding for more studies. Funding, frankly, is where
Revelle’s mind was most of the time.
Next Revelle hired a Geochemist named David Keeling to devise a way to measure the atmospheric content of Carbon dioxide. In 1960
Keeling published his first paper showing the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and linking the increase to the burning of fossil
These two research papers became the bedrock of the science of global warming, even though they offered no proof that carbon dioxide
was in fact a greenhouse gas. In addition they failed to explain how this trace gas, only a tiny fraction of the atmosphere, could have any
significant impact on temperatures.
Now let me take you back to the1950s when this was going on. Our cities were entrapped in a pall of pollution from the crude internal
combustion engines that powered cars and trucks back then and from the uncontrolled emissions from power plants and factories. Cars
and factories and power plants were filling the air with all sorts of pollutants. There was a valid and serious concern about the health
consequences of this pollution and a strong environmental movement was developing to demand action. Government accepted this
challenge and new environmental standards were set. Scientists and engineers came to the rescue. New reformulated fuels were
developed for cars, as were new high tech, computer controlled engines and catalytic converters. By the mid seventies cars were no
longer big time polluters, emitting only some carbon dioxide and water vapor from their tail pipes. Likewise, new fuel processing and
smoke stack scrubbers were added to industrial and power plants and their emissions were greatly reduced, as well.
But an environmental movement had been established and its funding and very existence depended on having a continuing crisis issue.
So the research papers from Scripps came at just the right moment. And, with them came the birth of an issue; man-made global
warming from the carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels.
Revelle and Keeling used this new alarmism to keep their funding growing. Other researchers with environmental motivations and a hunger
for funding saw this developing and climbed aboard as well. The research grants began to flow and alarming hypothesis began to show up
The Keeling curve showed a steady rise in CO2 in atmosphere during the period since oil and coal were discovered and used by man. As
of today, carbon dioxide has increased from 215 to 385 parts per million. But, despite the increases, it is still only a trace gas in the
atmosphere. While the increase is real, the percentage of the atmosphere that is CO2 remains tiny, about .41 hundredths of one percent.
Several hypothesis emerged in the 70s and 80s about how this tiny atmospheric component of CO2 might cause a significant warming.
But they remained unproven. Years have passed and the scientists kept reaching out for evidence of the warming and proof of their
theories. And, the money and environmental claims kept on building up.
Back in the 1960s, this global warming research came to the attention of a Canadian born United Nation’s bureaucrat named Maurice
Strong. He was looking for issues he could use to fulfill his dream of one-world government. Strong organized a World Earth Day event in
Stockholm, Sweden in 1970. From this he developed a committee of scientists, environmentalists and political operatives from the UN to continue a series of meeting.
Jan. 31, 2009
Czech President Vaclav Klaus took aim at climate change campaigner Al Gore on Saturday in Davos in a frontal attack on the science of global warming.
“I don’t think that there is any global warming,” said the 67-year-old liberal, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the European Union. “I don’t see the statistical data for that.”
Referring to the former US vice president, who attended Davos this year, he added: “I’m very sorry that some people like Al Gore are not ready to listen to the competing theories. I do listen to them.
“Environmentalism and the global warming alarmism is challenging our freedom. Al Gore is an important person in this movement.”
Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, he said that he was more worried about the reaction to the perceived dangers than the consequences.
“I’m afraid that the current crisis will be misused for radically constraining the functioning of the markets and market economy all around the world,” he said.
“I’m more afraid of the consequences of the crisis than the crisis itself.”
Klaus makes no secret of his climate change scepticism — he is also a fierce critic of the European Union — and has branded the world’s top panel of climate experts, the UN’s IPCC, a smug monopoly.