Friday, 3 August 2012

Left's Looney Lies

Image: Patrick Hunter
Noel Sheppard on News Busters reports:

Soros Funded Propaganda Machine Falsely Claims Global Warming Melted Street Lights

So eager are the shills at the George Soros-funded far-left website Think Progress to find evidence of global warming that on Thursday they falsely blamed melting street lights in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on the heat.

That was in an article published Thursday hysterically titled "In Oklahoma, It’s So Hot The Street Lights Are Melting."
If you go to that link now, you'll find a completely different story with the headline "UPDATE: In Oklahoma City, It’s So Hot And Dry There’s Mandatory Water Rationing."
Way down at the bottom is this:
UPDATE: After we published this piece, we saw reports from people on the ground in Stillwater that the melting streetlights were due to a nearby fire. The person who took the photo, Patrick Hunter, described the scene: “Being the person that actually took this photo, I’d say that this was due to a fire semi-close by coupled with the unbelievable heat we are experiencing. Still an amazing photo and not fake as many are saying on here. Enjoy!”
It should have been obvious to the Lying Loons because the rear lights have not melted.

Read more: NewsBusters

Smallest Sunspot activity in 100 years

The Maunder Minimum  is the name used for the period roughly spanning 1645 to 1715 when sunspots  became exceedingly rare. During the Maunder Minimum global temperatures were lower than average.

In the same way, during the Dalton Minimum (~1790-1840) global temperatures were lower than average.

NASA (2/8/12) has released their predictions for sunspot numbers for August. (LINK)

The current prediction for Sunspot Cycle 24 gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 60 in the Spring of 2013. We are currently over three years into Cycle 24. The current predicted size makes this the smallest sunspot cycle in about 100 years.