21 Jan 2010

IPCC Misleads the World about Himalayan Glacier Meltdown

A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it.

Two years ago the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a benchmark report that was claimed to incorporate the latest and most detailed research into the impact of global warming. A central claim was the world's glaciers were melting so fast that those in the Himalayas could vanish by 2035.

In the past few days the scientists behind the warning have admitted that it was based on a news story in the New Scientist, a popular science journal, published eight years before the IPCC's 2007 report.

It has also emerged that the New Scientist report was itself based on a short telephone interview with Syed Hasnain, a little-known Indian scientist then based at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.

Hasnain has since admitted that the claim was “speculation” and was not supported by any formal research. If confirmed it would be one of the most serious failures yet seen in climate research. The IPCC was set up precisely to ensure that world leaders had the best possible scientific advice on climate change.


AfterMath News and The Times

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Hilarious! My own cynical view is that if there was a real threat of global warming then governments are in the position to impose some laws. Instead, what is being planned is the biggest surveillance operation the planet has ever seen, all in the name of carbon. Nothing about pollution of our air, our water, our food and our lives. Look at the proposed 'solutions' and you will see a different story.


19 Jan 2010

Carnival of the Godless #133

Welcome to the 133th edition of the Carnival of the Godless, January 17, 2010. This edition is being hosted by Null Session. Please consider adding this blog to your blogroll, and follow Nullsession on Twitter.

Let me start off by saying how excited I am to be hosting this instalment of the CotG. This is more than a self-serving attempt to drive traffic to my website, this is an opportunity to share some articles from some excellent atheist blogs!

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18 Jan 2010

How to End the State

The state is a complex of coercive mentalities that seeks to control your life through fear, brainwashing and ultimately violence. But what can individuals do to free themselves? If you push against the state it will flatten you like an ant. Choose your battles vary carefully.

The author of "How to End the State", Alex Ryan, seems to think that humans are evolving into more insightful and hence more benign beings. This in itself should hasten the end of terrorist states. I see little evidence for this as states employ the full arsenal of technology to control every aspect of life. Knowledge and protection are key to survival but if dropping out is tantamount to falling out then fear and despair may swamp the once pure desire for freedom.

The first enemy is the fear inside and so the first task is to purify oneself, becoming the ideal rather than just thinking it. Then one will have both the inner strength and wisdom to pick one's fights. Only then can one claim to know how to set others free.

Animals that have been kept in captivity, such as in a zoo, cannot be just liberated into the wild and expected to survive. They have learnt to live in a prison and have few resources to live in the wild. Similarly, if the state was to collapse tomorrow people would still have the same fears and desires. States that have recently collapsed descended into lawless gangsterism, not peace-loving utopias. A large gangster-state just turned into smaller gangster-states.

The various refinements of anarchism, such as agorism and voluntaryism, which the FR33 AGENTS blog discusses, all seem to suffer from age-old dilemmas. You cannot force others to be free. You cannot hate those who do not show compassion. To do so is to fall back into the same mindset as the coercive state that one is trying to destroy. If the simplest moral law is to do unto others as you would wish them to do to you, then perhaps the zeroth law is to first become what you would wish others to be. Then the path to revolution will be illuminated by wisdom.

7 Jan 2010

European Parliament to Investigate WHO Swine Flu Pandemic Scam

Yeah, and pigs will fly before the criminals at the World unHealth Organisation, their pharmaco masters and the greedy scientists will ever be injected with their own vaccines. But at least the European Parliament is making an effort and perhaps should change their protocols and demand that any hot air emanating from the WHO should first pass through a European air-conditioning system and analysed for particles of truth.

I wrote about this a long time ago and became thoroughly bored with the pandemic that never was. Unfortunately, a lot of people were vaccinated. There was a wave of vaccinations here in Thailand to babies as young as 6 months. I urged the mother not to do it, but of course they still believe in authority here, they are conditioned to do so. Luckily the baby only suffered an allergic reaction, which the doctor said was an allergy to air - air! what a moron! The baby now has a permanent allergic reaction of as yet unknown origin. Welcome to the WHO world.

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