EAS 1600Lecture 22The Great Global Warming Debateorhttp://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/G/great_global_warming_swindle/arguments.htmlhttp://www.stopglobalwarming.org/sgw_feature.asp?id=11http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5441976Who to Believe: BBC Channel 4 -Or Al Gore?Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" wins documentary OscarMon Feb 26, 2007 9:17am ET http://today.reuters.com/news/Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth'? -- $30,000 utility bill(2/27/07 - NASHVILLE, TN) -Armed with Gore's utility bills for the last two years, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research charged Monday that the gas and electric bills for the former vice president's 20-room home and pool house devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, more than 20 times the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours. "If this were any other person with $30,000-a-year in utility bills, I wouldn't care," says the Center's 27-year-old president, Drew Johnson. "But he tells other people how to live and he's not following his own rules."Are we killing the Polar Bears?
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ButSydney's Coolest Summer in 50 Years Leaves Empty Cafes, Gloom By Shani Raja and Simeon BennettMarch 5 2008 (Bloomberg) -- Sydney residents and tourists are cursing La Nina as the harbor city says goodbye to the summer that wasn't. While the La Nina weather pattern is delivering rain to farmers after the worst drought in a century, it's cutting profits for cafe owners, travel agents and insurers. Insurance Australia Group Ltd., the nation's largest home insurer, last week posted a sixth straight profit decline after hail storms cost it A$105 million ($97 million). The yearly `Symphony in the Park,' which usually attracts 80,000 people, had 700 this year as the orchestra played behind a tarpaulin during a downpour. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=ae6GlcvBtldY&refer=homeForget global warming: Welcome to the new Ice AgeLorne Gunter, National PostMonday, February 25, 2008Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average.“China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century. Temperatures in the normally balmy south were so low for so long that some middle-sized cities went days and even weeks without electricity because once power lines had toppled it was too cold or too icy to repair them.http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/Trout Lake, near Grand Rapids, MinnesotaApril 10, 2008Argentiere Glacier 1850Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by ScientistsPatrick J. Michaels, Cato Institute, 271 pp, 2005