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Monday Moonbats

A couple of moonbat stories have dropped in my Inbox today so I thought i would bring you Monday Moonbats.

First up, the Green MEP , Caroline Lucas (a Member of the European Parliament, the UK Greens leader, and a very VERY good chance of taking the Brighton seat at the next General Election) who compares flying to Spain with stabbing someone. They are discussing a third runway at Heathrow, Lucas advocates stopping people from flying, the UKIP representative points out that this is restricting people’s liberty, she responds that society stops people from knifing people, the UKIP rep asks if flying to Spain is the same as knifing someone, and she responds with a clanging yes.

And The UK Greens are generally seen as more moderate than here.

Skip to about 14mins, and you’ll get the gist.

The second Monday Moonbat story is about need to be doing a lot more to reverse the global trend towards fatness, and recognise it as a key factor in the battle to reduce emissions and slow climate change.

The rising numbers of people who are overweight and obese in the UK means the nation uses 19% more food energy than 40 years ago, a study suggests.

That could equate to an extra 60 mega tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year, the team calculated.

Transport costs of a fatter population were also included in the International Journal of Epidemiology study.

Dr Phil Edwards, study leader and researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said they had set out to calculate what the UK energy consumption would be if the weight of the population was put back a few decades.

A “normal” adult population, where only 3.5% are classed as obese, was compared with a population where 40% are obese.

So all the fatties are killing the planet. The Greens will be wanting to ban fatties now!

The Third Monday Moonbat Story is of course about Keith Locke and the Grant Robertson who think we need to be going to cuddle up to Muslim anti-semites all in the mistaken belief that it will be fighting racism.

The last Monday Moonbat story is about the Labour Party and Lynne Pillay who issued a press release praising up Cindy Kiro as some sort of modern heroine who fought evil to a stand still. This press release is perhaps one of the best examples of how out of touch Labour became with the electorate. That the praise to the high heavens one of the most hated civil servants shows how much they remain out of touch.

Arctic Sea-Ice grows, London colder than Antarctic and Madrid snowed in

Despite the best efforts of Al Gore to melt the Arctic sea-ice with his hot air the Arctic just seems to do whatever it wants and is now at the same level as 1979 when satellite recording started. In fact, the rate of increase from September onward is the fastest rate of change on record, either upwards or downwards. Each year, millions of square kilometers of sea ice melt and refreeze. However, the mean ice anomaly — defined as the seasonally-adjusted difference between the current value and the average from 1979-2000, varies much more slowly. That anomaly now stands at just under zero, a value identical to one recorded at the end of 1979, the year satellite record-keeping began.

Oh but remember the “underlying trend” is to warming.

Then there is the case of tropical Madrid which has thousands trapped in record snow drifts. The Madrid airport operator said it was meeting Barajas officials to try to re-establish normal service after one of the heaviest snowfalls in decades caused the international airport to shut down for five hours on Friday. Spain, like many other parts of Europe, has had an unusually cold winter so far. But not to worry, it is merely an aberration from the “underlying warming trend”.

Not to mention London where the temperature has been lower even than Antarctica. London reached a high of 37F (3C) yesterday, which was the same as Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. At Antarctica’s Jubany Scientific Station, which is home to 60 people, 16,000 penguins and 650 sea lions, a relatively balmy high of 41F (5C) was recorded.

MeteoGroup UK said that on Sunday night temperatures reached 18F (-8C) in northern Scotland and 21F (-6C) in parts of England and Wales.

The lowest temperature ever recorded in England was -15F (-26.1C) on Jan 10, 1982 in Shropshire.

Bookmakers William Hill cut the odds of a record cold temperature being reached in 2009 from 20/1 to 16/1. Despite the bookies we all known that the “underlying trend” is to warming. Surely?

It seems that Global Warming just won’t play ball or as is suspected by growing numbers of scientists and ordinary people to be complete bollocks. Me? I’m going for the complete bollocks theory.