RUSH: Well, we haven’t done a global warming update in quite a while. The news has been accumulating, ladies and gentlemen. So, without any further ado, we get to our global warming update. Algore singing. Let ‘er rip!
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RUSH: Sung by Paul Shanklin as Algore here, one of our Global warming update themes here at the EIB Network.
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RUSH: One more time, Algore.
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RUSH: I am holding something here in my hands I am not sure that I believe, even though I’ve read it. It’s a column by Alexander Cockburn in The Nation. Now, Cockburn is a big lib. The Nation is huge, huge, huge off-the-charts-nutcase lib. It’s a magazine that Katrina vanden Heuvel, or Hurricane Katrina vanden Heuvel edits. ‘Is Global Warming a Sin?’ is the headline. ‘In a couple of hundred years historians will be comparing the frenzies over our supposed human contribution to global warming to the tumults at the latter end of the Tenth Century as the Christian millennium approached. Then as now, the doomsters identified human sinfulness as the propulsive factor in the planet’s rapid downward slide. Then, as now, a buoyant market throve on fear. The Roman Catholic Church sold indulgences like checks. The sinners established a line of credit against bad behavior and could go on sinning. Today a world market in ‘carbon credits’ is in formation. Those whose ‘carbon footprint’ is small can sell their surplus carbon credits to others less virtuous than themselves.’ He’s reporting on the carbon footprint scam. This is a liberal doing this!
‘The modern trade is as fantastical as the medieval one. There is still zero empirical evidence that anthropogenic production of carbon dioxide is making any measurable contribution to the world’s present warming trend. The greenhouse fearmongers rely on unverified, crudely oversimplified models to finger mankind’s sinful contribution — and carbon trafficking, just like the old indulgences, is powered by guilt, credulity, cynicism and greed. Now imagine two lines on a piece of graph paper. The first rises to a crest, then slopes sharply down, levels off and rises slowly once more. The other has no undulations. It rises in a smooth, slow arc. The first wavy line is the worldwide CO2 tonnage produced by humans burning coal, oil and natural gas. It starts in 1928, at 1.1 gigatons (i.e., 1.1 billion metric tons), and peaks in 1929 at 1.17 gigatons. The world, led by its mightiest power, plummets into the Great Depression and by 1932, human CO2 production has fallen to 0.88 gigatons a year, a 30 percent drop. Then, in 1933, the line climbs slowly again, up to 0.9 gigatons. And the other line, the one ascending so evenly? That’s the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, parts per million (ppm) by volume, moving in 1928 from just under 306, hitting 306 in 1929, 307 in 1932 and on up. Boom and bust, the line heads up steadily. These days it’s at 380. The two lines on that graph proclaim that a whopping 30 percent cut in manmade CO2 emissions didn’t even cause a 1 ppm drop in the atmosphere’s CO2. It is thus impossible to assert that the increase in atmospheric CO2 stems from people burning fossil fuels.
‘I met Martin Hertzberg, Ph.D., the man who drew that graph and those conclusions, on a Nation cruise back in 2001,’ Oh, wouldn’t that have been a fun boat to be on? ‘and he remarked that while he shared many of The Nation’s editorial positions, he approved of my reservations on the question of human contributions to global warming as outlined in columns I wrote around that time. Hertzberg was a meteorologist for three years in the U.S. Navy, an occupation that gave him a lifelong mistrust of climate modeling. Trained in chemistry and physics, a combustion research scientist for most of his career, he’s retired now in Copper Mountain, Colo., but still consults from time to time. Not so long ago, Hertzberg sent me some of his recent papers on the global warming hypothesis, a thesis now accepted by many progressives as infallible as Papal dogma on matters of faith. Among them was the graph described above, so devastating to the hypothesis.’ Well, I’m loving this! Here’s a liberal in The Nation talking about how global warming is nothing more than a religion. Now, here’s the nut of this: ‘As Hertzberg readily acknowledges, the CO2 content of the atmosphere has increased about 21 percent in the past century. The world has also been getting just a little warmer.
‘The not very reliable data on the world’s average temperature … show about a 0.5 degree Celsius increase between 1880 and 1980, and still rising. But is CO2, at 380 ppm in the atmosphere, playing a significant role in retaining the 94 percent of solar radiation that the atmosphere absorbs, as against water vapor, also a powerful heat absorber, whose content in a humid tropical atmosphere can be as high as 20,000 ppm? As Hertzberg says, water in the form of oceans, snow, ice cover, clouds and vapor ‘is overwhelming in the radiative and energy balance between the earth and the sun. … Carbon dioxide and the greenhouse gases…’ I’m going to read the quote from what he’s saying here. Compared to all the water in whatever form it is, and compared to the vapor, ”carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases are, by comparison, the equivalent of a few farts in a hurricane.’ And water is exactly that component of the earth’s heat balance that the global warming computer models fail to account for.’
And who told us this? Roy Spencer, University of Alabama-Birmingham, who is a ‘denier.’ He is a dissenter in the global warming religion. They don’t even model precipitation or water in any form because they can’t. As Roy Spencer told us, we don’t even know how much precipitation falls in whatever form daily on the Earth. We don’t know. It’s impossible to know because we’re not everywhere where it happens, and we don’t have instruments. So the amount of carbon dioxide that we are creating is nothing compared to what the complexity of this creation — i.e., nature — is putting into the atmosphere each and every day. ‘We’re warmer now because today’s world is in the thaw that follows the recent ice age. Ice ages correlate with changes in the solar heat we receive, all due to predictable changes in the earth’s elliptic orbit around the sun and in the earth’s tilt. As Hertzberg explains, the clinical heat effect of all of these variables was worked out in great detail between 1915 and 1940 by Milutin Milankovitch, a giant of Twentieth Century astrophysics,’ and he goes on and on and on and says, ‘The human carbon footprint is of zero consequence amid these huge forces and volumes, not to mention the role of the giant reactor beneath our feet: the earth’s increasingly hot molten core.’
He says, ‘Next: Who are the hoaxers and what are they after?’ That’s the next piece that Alexander Cockburn is going to write. This was in The Nation 4/26 issue. He’s totally, totally debunking it, and proving that it is a religion.
”Visitors to the Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa won’t find the Gideon Bible in the nightstand drawer. Instead, on the bureau will be a copy of ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ former Vice President Al Gore’s book about global warming.’ The Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa putting Gore’s book in their nightstands! It’s a religion, I’m telling you! They’re taking the Bible out of there, and they say it’s a hip and trendy thing to do. It’s one that’s actually ‘good for the planet.’ By the way, Glenn Beck has another one of his specials tonight on global warming on CNN Headline News at eight and ten o’clock. The last one he did, ‘Obsession,’ was on Islamofascism and this sort of thing. He’s got another big one coming tonight on CNN Headline News exposing the hoax that all of this is.
You know, one of the biggest — (sigh) I don’t know, what’s the word? Dupes — in all this is that sad sack Prince Charles. ‘Climate Change Battle is Like World War II,’ he said. He ‘compared the challenge of tackling climate change to the Allies’ struggle in World War II during a speech to business leaders Tuesday. Addressing representatives from firms including Barclays Bank, British Airways and Rolls-Royce…’
This is not new. We’ve all heard this. (Gasp!) ‘Climate Change Hits Mars — Mars being hit by rapid climate change. It’s happening so fast the red planet could lose its southern ice cap.’ The problem is, there aren’t any people there. (Gasp!) How can this happen?
New York Times, April 29th: ‘Carbon Neutral is Hip, but is it Green?’ The New York Times wrote a piece exposing the fraud of this whole carbon offset program. The Financial Times was first to do this. I thought it would never hit the Drive-By Media, but it has. The article is devastating to the whole thing.
Finally: ‘Hurricane forecaster William Gray said Friday that global ocean currents, not human-produced carbon dioxide, are responsible for global warming, and the Earth may begin to cool on its own in five to 10 years.’ He’s ‘best known for his annual forecasts of hurricanes… [he] said increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere won’t produce more or stronger hurricanes.’ He said there are cycles. He’s getting more and more agitated with the hoaxers and with the people who have made this a religion. Now, once again, here’s somebody else saying it’s water. If you want to talk about what warms and cools the planet, what about water?
This from the Financial Times. We didn’t have a great chance to talking about this in great detail, but their story on carbon credits talked about how the thing is such a phony-baloney, plastic banana, good-time rock ‘n’ roll thing that the prices for them are falling because nobody wants to buy them. It’s all falling apart right around ’em, and it’s being reported in the margins here of the Drive-By Media. Nevertheless, it is happening.
Meanwhile, Algore is still out there. He’s just trashing Canada for their policy on carbon emissions. He says it’s not going to accomplish anything. He’s still campaigning for the Nobel Peace Prize. At any rate, folks, you can be confident: the whole global warming thing — man-made global warming — is a pure, unadulterated hoax. It is religion-based, liberal based, and its design is to make you feel guilty and sinful so that you will pay higher taxes and change your lifestyle, transferring more and more power to the, quote, unquote, State to tell you what you can and cannot do. It’s happening all around: ‘Can’t smoke here. Can’t smoke there. Can’t use trans-fats.’ It’s getting absurd, and it’s all in the name of making sure we never die.
RUSH: By the way, I have a good new name for Algore. We gotta cement the fact that this global warming hoax is a religion. So from now on — and this is appropriate, folks. This is highly appropriate. I may slip for a while, because it’s been a habit to call him ‘Algore’ for all these years, but from now on, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Algore shall be referred to as ‘L. Ron Gore’ on this program. (Apologies to Tom Cruise.) It’s L. Ron Gore as in L. Ron Hubbard. (Sighing.)