Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Blizzard of Lies in The New York Times

By Alan Caruba

“Bundle Up. It’s Global Warming” – December 26, 2010, New York Times opinion article by Judah Cohen.

It’s Orwellian when cold is declared warmth. It’s deceitful and insulting when it occurs in the midst of a huge blizzard shutting down much of the northeast.

I would not even trust the date on the front page of The New York Times because the newspaper long ago lost touch with reality, with sanity, and, one can only assume, readers fleeing to other sources for the news.

When the oft-called “newspaper of record” chooses a day on which Mother Nature is demonstrating what tons of snow and chill air can do to a huge swath of the nation’s northeast with effects reaching Tallahassee, they are either trying to see just how stupid their readers are or doubling down on the global warming hoax they have disseminated since Jim Hansen of NASA’s Goddard Institute declared we’re all doomed back in 1988.

If you want a lesson in Orwell’s “doublethink”, the ability to hold two contradictory thoughts or ideas at the same time, you need only read the first line of Cohen’s article: “The earth continues to get warmer, yet it’s feeling a lot colder outside.” In other words, who are you going to believe? Me? Or your lying eyes?

Judah Cohen is identified as “the director of seasonal forecasting at an atmospheric and environmental research firm.” No further details are offered such as the name of the firm or Cohen’s academic credentials. Is he a meteorologist? If so, he is one of the worst I have ever encountered.

It happens that I know quite a few meteorologists and climate scientists. One of them is Joseph D’Aleo, an American Meteorological Society Fellow, and editor of a science-based Internet site, Ice Cap. Suffice to say, D’Aleo has been one of a hardy band of skeptics that have countered the global warming hoax with hard science, frequently dissecting the bogus “science” put forth by government agencies including National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and other such sources.

In an article titled “Why We Need a New Global Data Set”, D’Aleo wrote the following:

“As I showed in the first analysis, the long term global temperature trends in their data bases have been shown by numerous peer review papers to be exaggerated by 30% to 50% and in some cases much more by issues such as uncorrected urbanization (urban heat island), land use changes, bad siting, bad instrumentation, and ocean measurement techniques that changed over time.”

“NOAA made matters worse by removing the satellite ocean temperature measurement which provide more complete coverage and was not subject to the local issues except near the coastlines and islands.”

‘The result has been the absurd and bogus claims by NOAA and the alarmists that we are in the warmest decade in 100 or even a 1000 years or more and our oceans are warmest ever.”

While Cohen is parroting the World Meteorological Organization’s latest claim that “2010 will probably be among the three warmest years on record, and 2001 through 2010 the warmest decade on record” in England, the Daily Mail was reporting on December 5 that “Britain, just as it was last winter and the winter before, was deep in the grip of a cold snap, which has seen some temperatures plummet to minus 20C, and that here 2010 has been the coolest year since 1996.”

This parallels the weather occurring now in the U.S. where new low temperature records are being set while cities like Columbia, S.C., had its first significant Christmas snow since weather records were first kept in 1887!

Suffice to say that Cohen’s article repeats the usual blather about melting Artic sea ice while waiting until the very end to admit that “the Eastern United States, North Europe and East Asia have experienced extraordinary snowy and cold winters since the turn of the century.”

A word to all who did not study meteorology; the World Meteorological Organization, a creature of the United Nations is also the mother ship of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The IPCC, responsible for the Kyoto Protocols that called for limits on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, was totally discredited in 2009 when the exchange of thousands of emails revealed its chief perpetrators of the global warming hoax were manipulating the climate data it reported.

To trust the WMO or IPCC at this point in time is futile and dangerous. To trust the garbage coming out of NOAA, GISS and other government entities purporting to predict the climate is also to trust the Environmental Protection Agency that will announce in January 2011 its plans to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, claiming they are “causing” a global warming that is not happening.

Americans are being deliberately misled by rogue government agencies with no scientific justification for their continued existence.

As for The New York Times, it is unfit to line the bottom of a canary’s birdcage.

© Alan Caruba, 2010

Editor's Note: Over at editor Joseph D'Aleo added the following to the post of the above commentary. I appreciate his clarification:

"Judah is a meteorologist and a very bright one. He unfortunately works for a company that depends on government funding for modelling and research. They mistakenly trust the temperature data. Judah also has for years confused cause and effect, claiming the snow in Siberia was the cause of the cold weather when it really is the result of the pattern that causes the cold weather. Since snow starts there early, it is a an early indicator of what might be ahead. He should look at sun and ocean cycles for an even early indicator. He also mistakenly claims that ocean warmth drives the climate models when really models don’t handle ocean cycles well at all, can’t reproduce El Nino and La Nina nor the multidecadal cycles. Modelers have tuned the models to have greenhouse forcing drive the climate - both oceans and land."


TexasFred said...

I guess, as we enter the next ICE AGE, all the GloBull Warming moonbats will still insist that it's all because the earth is too warm...

It's going to be upper teens, maybe low 20's here in the Dallas area tonight...

GloBull Warming my ass...

Alan Caruba said...

@Fred: The global warming is falling outside my NJ window and, by tomorrow, most of the northeast will be shut down because of it.

The sheer audacity of The Times to publish such rubbish today is testimony to the contempt they feel for their readers.

Carolyn said...

Hi Mr. Caruba. I'm sitting here at my computer in south florida, wearing 2 pairs of pants, 3 shirts and a heating pad, and my toes are numb. My fingers are having a time trying to type and I am SO SICK of these.... I don't even know what to call them anymore! All the polite words have been taken, and I'm trying not to cuss anymore.
I am so sick of these government funded, greedy wackos who most likely spend more on electricity in a month than my family does in a year.
Sure, I drive a gas powered car, a small one, but I live at the end of a 2 mile dirt road, and one of those little fake cars they're trying to push woudn't cut it out here even if I could afford one.
Old people are shivering in record cold all over the world, and these evil people want to take what bit of warmth they might have just so they can keep on promoting a lie.
I'm sorry, I've gone on enough- everyone gets the point.
These people are evil. Yeah, some may just be like this Judah guy, just another cog in a bigger machine, but if he and the rest had any sense of honesty, they'd quit their plush government funded jobs and find a real job. Oh, right- there aren't any.
Sorry Mr. Caruba, but thank you for letting me vent.
God Bless you in the New Year.

Guy in Ohio said...

And yet, on blogs and message boards all over the internet, I'm still seeing posts insisting that this is the warmest year on record, and the harsh winter is BECAUSE of warming, and on and on and on ...

There's book smart, and then there's intelligence. It seems to me that the people coming out of our schools lack the latter....

kenlowder said...

Kind of like al gore and his speech on glodal warming during a huge blizzard a few years ago.

Ronbo said...

While the "Great Global Warming Hoax" has been exposed by the British newspapers last year, it is just now getting Big Media coverage in the USA.

I suspect when the Republican controlled House starts looking into the AGW swindle in the next Congress, exposure of the hoax will come home to America.

Catherine Moore-Barry said...

Thank God for those who write the truth, and very well too. I have many moonbats in my family that think all this is going to "Save the Planet"... If you keep putting the facts and peer reviewed data out there, maybe someday they will put down the Socialist koolaid and read it??? One can hope... Wonderful, well done article.

Guy in Ohio said...

Don't ask me why, but I was watching that relatively new show "Million Dollar Money Drop" a few nights ago. One of the questions that came up was:

"According to a Time Magazine poll, who is the most trusted newsman in America? John Stewart or Brian Williams?

The correct answer? You guessed it. Jon Stewart.

Of course, I got it wrong, because I immediately said "Jon Stewart? He's not a newsman.... it's got to be Brian Williams. Shows you how much I know. If that doesn't explain why we are in the mess we're in, nothing does ...

Alan Caruba said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments.

Anonymous said...

Time and time again mother nature shows up the lies of the warmists but they keep repeating the same mantra because for many years now they've been brainwashing people into believing and swallowing those lies and were turned into wards of the state whose motto is what's in it for me and we're entitled to everything.
This reminds me of a phrase in the book of Job "God sends the hoar frost to shut men indoors and make them consider their ways". I consider the coming increase of cooling as providential to expose the lies and bring about a renewal of morals, accountability and better appreciation of the natural family, one man and one woman, as the true bedrock of society as willed by God!

Conway said...

I love it.

The Northern Hemisphere is freezing solid - due to anthropogenic global warming. Yeah, sure it is, and up is down, wet is dry, light is dark, death is life, and I'm Buffalo Bill of the Pecos. You believe me don't you?

Orwellian nonsense? You bet it is, "global warming" and its ugly sister "climate change" are nothing but sinister, oxymoronic Orwellian nonsense promulgated by paid GOEBBELSIAN rhetoricians in the media. Amoral, cunning, unqualified, Elmer Gantryesque charlatans like Albert Gore urge talking heads such as above on, while enriching themselves in the process.

The real reason for this Chicken Little act: TOTAL CONTROL of the people and their lives by a determined cadre of elected criminal megalomaniacs whose ultimate goal is permanent, absolute power.

Oldrightie said...

Great to stumble on an American blog that has a similar awe of Icecap and Mr D'Aleo as mine. As you rightly say, combating the warmist wallies with good, hard science. It is a shameful, ponzi scheme fraud on the rest of us, by insiders stealing tax revenues for a project long discredited. Politicians are in their element, exhorting and extracting ever larger revenues for "friends" in the anthropogenic global warming camps. Of course it's now climate change not AGW. Another useless phrase. Climate changes daily via sunset and sunrise!

Trackrecord said...

What is the New York Times?

Alan Caruba said...

It's what liberals think a newspaper is.

Anonymous said...

From my studies on this topic I don't think man made CO2 is doing anything, and I don't we can stop an ice age even if we wanted to.

Alan Caruba said...

You are right! To learn more about the coming ice age, visit Robert Felix's excellent website at

Sanford said...

I read the original papers on global warming. I am a Ph.D. physicist. They violate one of the basic principles of science, namely, empirical confirmation. See the new book, Rational Thinking, Government Policies, Science, and Living. Rational thinking means starting from basic principles, applying logic, and checking with empirical verification. We need to focus on proper education using rational principles. We are ignoring education.