Global Warming Today: Energy Saving Day Fails. Snortworthingly!

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Energy Saving Day was a flop, its organiser admitted last night after the National Grid confirmed that across Britain energy use went up by just over one per cent.

The day, which began at dusk on Wednesday evening with candles being lit in St Paul’s cathedral, had received the backing of the minister for climate change, Joan Ruddock, Lord May, the former president of the Royal Society, and groups including the National Trust, Tesco and the power companies.

But by mid afternoon it was clear from the meters on the Day’s website that consumption was about 600 megawatt hours across the country, higher than what the National Grid estimated was used on a normal February day.

Why? No one is drinking coffee at the moment, right? Because I will not be held responsible for burned nasal passages

Matt Prescott, the organiser, who had support from the Esme Fairbairn Foundation, said: “We had problems. There was a change in temperature. If it had been warmer, we would have been happy.”

Poor babies, cannot even get the climate to cooperate with warm temps for a global warming demonstration.

Let me just point out that I do believe we had global warming. The overall temperature of the Earth does fluctuate, where some short periods are warm, some are cool, which is what we have been having since the end of the Little Ice Age. Then, we have the bigger periods, which have, like the short periods, been going on for 4 billion years. But, I think Man has only a small piece of the puzzle. I bet the dinosaurs had a piece too, since so many of them put out lots of, ahem, methane.

But, hey, just remember that when it gets cool or cold, it can only be weather. When the most minor of things shows a higher temp, it is climate. Because us damned skeptics of human made climate change are just wrong in seizing on, ya know, cold weather.

Questions to ask climahysterics

  1. what are you doing to offset your carbon footprint?
  2. exactly what do you expect all these climate change offset programs to accomplish, and how will you measure it scientifically?

The answers are sure to be interesting!

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10 Responses to “Global Warming Today: Energy Saving Day Fails. Snortworthingly!”

  1. Global Warming Today: Energy Saving Day Fails. Snortworthingly!…

    Heh heh heh Energy Saving Day was a flop, its organiser admitted last night after the National Grid confirmed that across Britain energy use went up by just over one per cent. The day, which began at dusk on Wednesday……

  2. Silke says:

    Question to ask the skeptics: What scientific study do you base your opinion on?

    Please don’t ignore this question. If you can’t provide one at least be honest about it.

  3. Ah, the old “asking a question after a question” schtick. Well, I already know the answer to number one in your case, so, why don’t you take a shot a number 2?

    Meanwhile, the hard science shows that there really hasn’t been an uptick in global temps since 1999. The UN IPCC reports do not specifically state that Man is the primary or sole cause of global warming, it just outlines what effect man is having.

    And, what other evidence? Let’s see: we had some good warming in the 1930’s. We were all worried about a coming ice age in the 70’s.

    Exactly what is the optimum temperature, and how are you going to get there? What will all these crazy schemes accomplish? How will you measure it?

  4. Silke says:

    Well, I already know the answer to number one in your case, so, why don’t you take a shot a number 2?

    I’ll answer both questions – it’s only fair.

    1. Not enough and I do think it’s a valid point.
    2. I’m not sure what you consider a “climate change offset program” but if you mean a cap-and-trade system then I think it will promote new technology and encourage innovative ideas to reduce carbon emissions.

    Meanwhile, the hard science shows that there really hasn’t been an uptick in global temps since 1999.

    It is a mistake to comparing long term climate change to short term weather variability. If you’re interested there’s an excellent discussion about it here:

    http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2008/01/uncertainty-noise-and-the-art-of-model-data-comparison/#more-523

    The UN IPCC reports do not specifically state that Man is the primary or sole cause of global warming, it just outlines what effect man is having.

    This is what the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report states:

    Since the start of the industrial era (about 1750), the overall effect of human activities on climate has been a warming influence. The human impact on climate during this era greatly exceeds that due to known changes in natural processes, such as solar changes and volcanic eruptions.

    http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg1/ar4-wg1-faqs.pdf

    And, what other evidence? Let’s see: we had some good warming in the 1930’s.

    Warming in the 1930’s is somehow evidence against anthropogenic warming?

    We were all worried about a coming ice age in the 70’s.

    Maybe you were but no major scientific organization was saying this – and that’s the key.

    Teach, could you please answer the question I asked. Where is your scientific study? Or if you cannot provide one would you at least have the honesty to admit it?

  5. Clancy says:

    Ah, the old ‘global warming what global warming’ schtick. If all youse ‘pirates’ love Nancy Reagan, air pollution, heavy metals, battery acid in your well water, dead pandas, dead frogs, factories, autistic, three-toed kids, rotten eggs, counterfeit fish sauce and chemical freedom so much, why not just move to China?

    We can see you don’t really care about ‘optimum’ temps, etc., and you really don’t want an answer. You want money, that’s all. So how much money would it take to turn you into my whining global-warming-is-here-to-stay-folks bitch? Or is that to many questions for you?

  6. Still waiting for you to answer mine, Silke. Again, though, don’t bother with #1, since you have already admitted you talk the talk, but do not walk the walk.

    What the hell are you talking about, Clancy? What does all that stuff you mentioned have to do with global warming? They are environmental issues, not global warming issues, and, I never said I liked them. Matter of fact, I was very much against Reagans environmental policies.

    Why would I want money? For what? If you want to talk about wanting money, look towards the leaders of the anthropogenic climate change movement, who are raking it in.

  7. Silke says:

    Teach, I tried to answer #2 but I wasn’t sure what you meant by “climate change offset programs.” Could you be more specific?

    Please answer my question. What scientific study supports your argument?

  8. John Ryan says:

    Teach you have turned into s full time climahysterical hysterical !!
    There are individuals who dispute global climate change for a variety of reasons, however they are usually simply individuals who represent only their own positions. On the other hand larger organizations and entities usually do support the theory of global climate change Some of them are:
    The Pentagon
    http://www.grist.org/pdf/AbruptClimateChange2003.pdf
    The CIA
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/72279/the_cia_and_global_warming.html
    The National geographic Society
    http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/sixdegrees/

    As for your question about what i am doing personally
    #1 I try to live simply, and do the more common energy saving practices.
    #2 My one and only personal investment is in a woodlot in Maine. I do not expect to personally measure any carbon offsets from the ownership.

  9. Founder Benjamin Franklin says:

    How come liberals that despise America and all that she stands for won’t read my ALMANAC? We had a ‘few’ anti-American sympathizers around in my time (TORIES) and thank GOD we put ’em IN the stockades… to mellow out and see the righteous red, white and blue light. Global warming is a crock like King George was.

  10. Well, John, manmade global warming, as well as climate change, is one of my key interests, as is the weather. I find it fascinating.

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