Posted by: Grant | December 21, 2010

Snow Ploughs? Snow Ploughs? We Downe Need No Stinkin’ Snow Ploughs!

Oh the dangers of believing your own propoganda!

Heathrow Cut Snow Defence Spend By Two Thirds
Tuesday 21 December 2010 .

“As Gatwick doubles its “snow fleet” to battle the big freeze, Channel 4 News discovers Heathrow reduced its snow defence budget by two-thirds despite forecasting record passenger numbers.
Heathrow’s operator BAA reduced its investment in snow clearing equipment from £1.5m last year, to just £500,000 in the current financial year.

BAA’s chief executive Colin Matthews has apologised to the thousands of stranded passengers lining Heathrow’s terminals,… “


Washington Post Licks Its Wounds.

The global revolution has failed. The Green movement has gone from a real threat back to just plain annoying – Phew!

Environmental community shifts focus away from Washington with ‘think local’ strategies
By Juliet Eilperin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, December 20, 2010; 11:16 PM

” …The Sierra Club, meanwhile, is bolstering its long-standing campaign to block the construction of power plants across the country, assembling a team of 100 full-time employees to focus on the issue in 45 states.

“This is where the environmental movement will make the most progress in the next five years,” said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune. founder Bill McKibben, who has been trying to foster a global grass-roots movement, wrote in an e-mail he sees it as the only way to overcome traditional opponents who are far better positioned in Washington: “Since we’re never going to compete with Exxon in money,” he wrote, “we better find another currency, and to me bodies, spirit, creativity are probably our best bet.”… ”


It’s The Sun, Foolish One. 

A Dalton Minimum Repeat is Shaping Up
Posted on December 20, 2010 by Anthony Watts

“The sun went spotless yesterday, the first time in quite awhile. It seems like a good time to present this analysis from my friend David Archibald. For those not familiar with the Dalton Minimum, here’s some background info from Wiki:… “


James Delingpole Enjoys Himself 

When you’re in a hole, George, stop digging
By James Delingpole
Politics Last updated: December 21st, 2010

” …Here are what some of George’s fans at Komment Macht Frei have to say about his latest post:

    So even when you’re wrong you’re right? [It has had over 400 recommends, that one]

    What will the cold be caused by next week George?

    Thanks for keeping us up to date on The Daily Cause.

    Sure, the cold tried to hide the Climategate evidence.

    Sounds like a just-so story to me. Whatever happens, it is exactly what we would expect to happen under global warming. Hotter, colder, drier, wetter, sunnier, cloudier, windier, whatever.

    George, what type of weather could people in Britain expect to see if global warming isn’t happening?

But, just for fun, let us try to take George’s argument seriously for a moment. George’s theory hangs on the claim that… “
– an’ we’ll have fun, fun, fun, ’till her daddy takes the T-Bird away


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