In the first half, environmental consultant Tim Ball talked about how reports of Hurricane Irene were based on faulty computer models. The global atmosphere computer models, which were also used to predict global warming, divide the world up into rectangles and take temperature measurements. But for most of the world's locations, there's very limited data, and the models end up becoming a "fantasy," he commented. Further, he suggested that the media, looking for a sensational story, created hype around how severe Irene was going to be. He expressed concern that people may stop heeding such warnings at all, if they continue to be fed inaccurate, sensationalized information.
Hurricanes' paths are very unpredictable, and one reason why Irene went further north than typical was that cold air from the jet stream wasn't pushing it out to sea, he explained. Rather than global warming, current sunspot cycles indicate a cooling trend, possibly a "Little Ice Age," that we can expect to continue until around 2035, he predicted. This information, however, is being "masked" in the official record through the reduction of the number of weather stations that record the average global temperature, he noted. Ball believes that government, clouded by political agendas, should get out of the field of climate research, and just stick to data collection.
In the latter half, C2C science advisor Richard C. Hoagland shared updates on Comet Elenin and the International Space Station (ISS). "I smell a big political rat," he said, in reaction to a recent report that the ISS could be abandoned. "I think NASA wants to have an empty space station up there," controlled robotically for a certain period of time, he conjectured, adding that without astronauts there to conduct maintenance, the station could fall apart.
When Comet Elenin reaches its closest point to Earth (22 million miles), it will pose no danger to us, yet because of various "hyperdimensional" measurements and parameters, Hoagland has concluded that it has a specifically designed trajectory. It's an artificial object sent by an intelligence, possibly as a kind of time capsule by our ancestors, he argued. It also appears to have a tetrahedral shape (see article below), which suggests it's an actual ship with generators, computers, and controls, he continued.