RUSH: All right, got a Global Warming Stack here, folks. Let’s move right on. One of our three rotating global warming update themes. Paul Shanklin as Algore, Ball of Fire.
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The EIB Network, El Rushbo here, serving humanity.
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We have some fabulous global warming news here today, starting with this from the French News Agency. The headline: ‘Climate Change Behind Darfur Killing.’ Do you realize this? That the genocide and the big murdering, killing going on in Darfur is because of global warming. This is according to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. He said that the slaughter in Darfur was ‘triggered by global climate change and that more such conflicts may be on the horizon.’ This is in an article that was published on June the 16th. ”The Darfur conflict began as an ecological crisis, arising at least in part from climate change,’ Mr Ban said in a Washington Post opinion column. UN statistics showed that rainfall declined some 40 per cent over the past two decades, he said, as a rise in Indian Ocean temperatures disrupted monsoons. ‘This suggests that the drying of sub-Saharan Africa derives, to some degree, from man-made global warming,’ the South Korean diplomat wrote. ‘It is no accident that the violence in Darfur erupted during the drought,’ Mr Ban said in the Washington daily.’ Whew.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get stranger, just when you thought — it actually gets stranger after this story. But when you thought it couldn’t get stranger, we can all breathe a huge sigh of relief. Well, because for a while there, you know, I thought it was barbaric Islamofascists killing off the blacks and Christians in a religious-based genocidal frenzy. Thank God it was just climate change causing. The Washington Post published it, that’s right. It’s one thing for the UN secretary general to write it, yep, they published it. Of course, why wouldn’t they publish it? It’s part of their agenda. Of course, who’s causing global warming? The United States. And what’s the United States? A racist superpower, and guess who’s suffering? People in Darfur. But seriously, folks, you can rest easy now because the idea that Islamofascists were killing off the blacks and Christians in Darfur in a religion-based genocidal frenzy has been just thrown out now by the UN. It’s global warming. It’s climate change. It makes me feel better. (interruption) Well, we could extrapolate, that’s true, all the genocide, like Rwanda. That probably had to do with global warming, too, we just weren’t smart enough to know it. Actually, maybe the death of the gorillas, the Jane Goodall babes out there. We had this big story about Rosie the gorilla that died during the Rwandan genocide, global warming.
Up next — think it can’t get any stranger? (Laughing.) ‘How Farm Odors Contribute to Global Warming: New Research Happening in NYS.’ This is priceless. ‘You can definitely smell it, but you can’t see it. The United States Department of Agriculture has released reports stating that when you smell cow manure, you’re also smelling greenhouse gas emissions. That will be the focus of new research that might happen right here in the Southern Tier. Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, Mark Rey, was in Corning Wednesday morning at the Big Flats Plant Materials Center to annouce the award of nearly $20 million in Conservation Innovation Grants to fund 51 research projects across the country designed to refine new technologies helping dairy and other agricultural producers cut back on their greenhouse emissions and cash in on governmental incentives for the research.’
Well, you know how this works. You give these guys money for the research, and they better come up with the right answer. But may I spread a little ozone on this and dilute the odor. Here’s the quote. ‘The United States Department of Agriculture has released reports stating that when you smell cow manure, you’re also smelling greenhouse gas emissions.’ Now, what would they be talking about? Come on, folks, put your thinking caps on. When you smell manure, greenhouse gas emissions are happening. What are you smelling? Yes, Mr. Snerdley, we’re smelling poop, but what is the ingredient there that they claim is a greenhouse gas? Methane. Correct. Thank you. Broadcast engineer gets it. We are smelling methane. There’s only one problem. Methane doesn’t smell. Methane is odorless. Carbon dioxide has no odor. It is odorless as well. So when reporters report on science, you can almost always count on it being wrong. The pollutant in the poop is not identified here, so if it’s not methane, what they are telling us is that barnyard animal poop is causing global warming.
Now, folks, they can do all the research they want, and short of corks, there’s nothing they can do to stop this, and of course that wouldn’t work because we’d get rid of the livestock eventually. They couldn’t get the cork out themselves. You think it can’t get any stranger in the global warming — (Laughing.) Check it out, folks, methane has no odor. I have checked with scientists on this. I’ll tell you why they’re picking on the cows, because cows, steers produce beef, and the militant vegetarians are part of the global warming crowd. They’re part of the militant environmentalist wacko crowd, and of course we have to clear-cut forestation to provide grazing areas for cows, so this is an assault on cows. It all makes perfect sense. Once you understand this — well, the question that we all have, if it’s just cow manure, what about horse manure, chicken manure, dog manure, cat manure? Something that really stinks is cat manure, I mean gee whiz. I’m telling you. The pigs, what are you going to do with the pigs? What if the pigs take a walk here? Pigs are supposedly smart, when they see what’s happening to all the cows, they’ll burst out of the pens.
Now, I want to address something else that is happening out there, these massive floods that are taking place in Texas while there are droughts in a lot of parts of the country. We’re having a drought in southeast Florida. We got pretty drenched today, but we are supposedly 40 inches light, 40 inches down. We’ll get it back at some point, but we are down. I got a note from the official climate scientist of the EIB Network, Roy Spencer, who is at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Remember now, Dr. Spencer’s specialty, he’s a climate scientist, his specialty is precipitation, and his belief is that all of these global warming models that are predicting doom and gloom are irrelevant because they do not factor precipitation, because we have no way of measuring it on a daily basis, where it falls and how much. So here’s a little lesson on floods and drought. When we hear of a flood or a drought, it is not, it is not due to the atmosphere suddenly producing more rain or less rain. In reality, the total amount of rainfall occurring over the earth is very nearly constant year to year, simply because the total amount of surface evaporation, the source of the rain, is nearly constant year to year. The amount of water in all forms on this planet is what it is. It’s how it gets distributed that differs.
So when floods or droughts occur in some region it’s simply because the movement of weather systems from west to east has temporarily stalled, and so the wet and dry portions of those weather systems stall. Now, rather than spreading out the rain state by state as they move along, they sit and they dump it in one spot if a weather system causes a block of a passage after weather system, or some high stops a low, low stops a high, whatever. These things happen, and they’ve been happening since the beginning of time. Right now, Texas is in effect stealing much of our rainfall here in the east. Texas is getting more rain than it needs. The southwest is getting less rain than it needs, but the total amount of rainfall stays about the same. I’m mentioning this because so many people have not been educated in basic science, that they actually believe that floods, why, we got more rain than ever. We do not have more rain than ever. We just don’t have it distributed the same as it’s been in previous years.
Floods and droughts are completely normal, they have always occurred, and they will always occur. They’re bad news, I mean there’s no question floods and droughts are bad news, but you need to quit blaming them on the latest scientific fad, whether it’s global warming or global cooling or even global staying the same. I wouldn’t be surprised if the global warming thing bombs out. What will happen next is not global cooling, they will say, ‘You know what, the climate isn’t changing. We got global staying the same and that’s bad because the climate right now is producing all these droughts and floods and so forth, these extreme storms, tornadoes and hurricanes,’ they’ll do whatever they need to do.
RUSH: This is an editorial from Investor’s Business Daily on June 22nd. ‘Climate Change: The problem with warming predictions may lie in how we measure the present. Can we say that 2006 was the warmest year ever when the temperature is being measured mere feet from air conditioning exhaust? We are all familiar with the scenario. Junior wants to stay home from school so he holds a match under a thermometer and then runs to mom to say he has a fever. We don’t think it’s deliberate, but something similar may be happening with our weather-monitoring methodology. In January, the folks at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration trumpeted the ‘fact’ that 2006 was the warmest year ever recorded in the continental United States. This was based on daily temperature data gathered by NOAA’s National Climactic Data Center and the 1,221 or so weather observation stations it monitors around the country. Where these stations are and what is in the vicinity can make a difference.
‘NOAA admits that stations have been moved and modernized as technology and the locales change. They provide input to the computer climate models that warming alarmists use to predict the day after tomorrow. Bill Steigerwald of FrontPageMagazine.com reports on an enterprising former TV meteorologist in Chico, Calif., Anthony Watts, who wondered about the accuracy and reliability of these stations and a system that has been in use since the early 1900s. So Watts and a few volunteers decided to check a few of them out, about 40 so far. They found one station in Forest Grove, Ore., that stands just 10 feet from an air conditioning exhaust vent.’ You know how hot the air is coming out of one of those. ‘Another station in Roseburg, Ore., is on a rooftop near an AC unit. In Tahoe, Calif., one is near a drum where trash is burned. … Warnings of imminent climate doom are based on computer models that are often based on agreed-upon assumptions and fed a relatively small portion of the immense number of variables that affect weather and climate. One of those variables is temperature, and it needs to be measured accurately. Otherwise, as the computer geeks say: garbage in, garbage out.’ So I just continue to be amazed each time I learn something new about all this global warming stuff, how we measure meteorological data and how that forms the baseline for whatever predictions of doom exist out there.
Headline: Climate change behind Darfur killing
Date: June 17, 2007
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
THE slaughter in Darfur was triggered by global climate change and that more such conflicts may be on the horizo, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says in an article published today.
‘The Darfur conflict began as an ecological crisis, arising at least in part from climate change,” Mr Ban said in a Washington Post opinion column.
UN statistics showed that rainfall declined some 40 per cent over the past two decades, he said, as a rise in Indian Ocean temperatures disrupted monsoons.
‘This suggests that the drying of sub-Saharan Africa derives, to some degree, from man-made global warming,” the South Korean diplomat wrote.
‘It is no accident that the violence in Darfur erupted during the drought,” Mr Ban said in the Washington daily.
When Darfur’s land was rich, he said, black farmers welcomed Arab herders and shared their water, he said.
With the drought, however, farmers fenced in their land to prevent overgrazing.
‘For the first time in memory, there was no longer enough food and water for all. Fighting broke out,” he said.
A UN peacekeeping force may stop the fighting, he said, and more than two million people may return to rebuilt homes in safe villages.
‘But what to do about the essential dilemma: the fact that there’s no longer enough good land to go around?”
‘Any real solution to Darfur’s troubles involves sustained economic development,” perhaps using new technologies, genetically modified grains or irrigation, while bettering health, education and sanitation, he said.
Khartoum agreed this week to accept 23,000 UN and African Union peacekeepers after four years of fighting, which has killed at least 200,000 people.
Yesterday, the Australian Government said it was considering sending some peacekeeping assistance to Sudan despite fears it would overstretch the defence force.
The UN has formally requested Australia to contribute as many troops as it can.
‘If there’s anything we can do, perhaps in terms of some very small technical assistance to the United Nations force that’s going to go to Darfur, then we might be able to do that,’ Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said yesterday.
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