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  • A Green Tea Party

    02/18/2010 4:28:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 702+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 18, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    States' Rights: A revolt against economic hardship imposed by unelected bureaucrats based on junk science is brewing. This Tea Party movement wants the faulty finding on carbon dioxide to be reviewed and dumped. They say you shouldn't mess with Texas, and on Tuesday the state filed suit to overturn the "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant that must be regulated. CO2, the basis for all plant and therefore all animal life, was targeted early by environmental activists as the root cause of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming (AGW). But the Earth has cooled...
  • Anthropogenic Global Warming is a Farce

    12/24/2009 11:23:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,801+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 24, 2009 | Alexander Cockburn
    The global warming jamboree in Copenhagen was surely the most outlandish foray into intellectual fantasizing since the fourth-century Christian bishops assembled in 325 AD for the Council of Nicaea to debate whether God the Father was supreme or had to share equal status in the pecking order of eternity with his Son and the Holy Ghost. Shortly before the Copenhagen summit, the proponents of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) were embarrassed by a whistleblower who put on the Web more than a thousand e-mails either sent from or received at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, headed by Dr....
  • Scaremongering won't help us deal with climate issue

    12/21/2009 11:07:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 454+ views
    The Beijing Global Times ^ | December 21, 2009 | Barry Cunnongham
    Without a scintilla of evidence that rising temperatures threaten the extinction of life on the planet, anyone who expresses common sense doubts about the Doomsday prophecies of climate alarmists is dismissed as a "skeptic," an "extremist," or a heretic in the religion of environmentalism. No one needs to apologize for being a scientific ignoramus on climate change when the world's leading publicist for global warming, Al Gore, is not a scientist either. Yet some blindly accept Gore's claim in An Inconvenient Truth that melting ice caps and rising sea levels will drown New York City and Shanghai under 15 feet...
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (CRU's Tree Ring Circus)

    12/18/2009 4:32:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Global Warming: Russian analysts accuse Britain's Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday's Washington Post that "stolen" e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit still don't alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they "confuse the public." Chutzpah has been...
  • Climategate goes SERIAL: Russians confirm that UK climate scientists manipulated data...

    12/17/2009 9:15:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 876+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | December 16, 2009 | James Delingpole
    Climategate just got much, much bigger. And all thanks to the Russians who, with perfect timing, dropped this bombshell just as the world’s leaders are gathering in Copenhagen to discuss ways of carbon-taxing us all back to the dark ages. Feast your eyes on this news release from Rionovosta, via the Ria Novosti agency, posted on Icecap. (Hat Tip: Richard North) A discussion of the November 2009 Climatic Research Unit e-mail hacking incident, referred to by some sources as “Climategate,” continues against the backdrop of the abortive UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) discussing alternative agreements to replace the 1997...
  • Palin Vs. Arnold: Terminating California

    12/17/2009 5:37:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,929+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Leadership: Alaska's ex-governor asks a question we'd like answered: Why is California's current governor pushing the same policies in Copenhagen that helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment? The movie series that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name involved cyborgs traveling through time to alternately try to destroy or save one John Connor, who would grow up to be the leader of the resistance against a race of machines that ruled the planet. Prominent in the series was his tough cookie of a mom, Sarah Connor. Another Sarah has taken the lead in another resistance against another group...
  • It's all a lie: Copenhagen, Gore, Obama

    12/17/2009 5:32:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,367+ views
    Renew America ^ | December 17, 2009 | Alan Caruba
    When President Obama shows up in Copenhagen to take part in the greatest fraud perpetrated worldwide in the modern era, there is only one thing you need to know. It is all a lie. It was a lie from the first moment a scientist like James Hansen told Congress on June 23, 1988 that the planet was going to be roasted by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and it was a lie when Al Gore wrote "Earth in the Balance" and there were still more lies in his Oscar-winning documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth."A British court banned the documentary from being...
  • Palin vs. Schwarzenegger: A Battle for the Heart of the GOP (Guess who Carl agrees with?)

    12/17/2009 10:53:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 2,173+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | December 17, 2009 | Carl M. Cannon
    As if she didn't have enough adversaries, Sarah Palin has decided to mix it up with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ostensibly, the issue was global warming. Actually, it's about the future face of the Republican Party -- whose it will be, and the ideology that person brings to the table. The exchange of criticisms between the ex-governor of Alaska and the current California governor was provoked by comments Schwarzenegger made about Palin at the international summit on climate change in Copenhagen – a conference Palin not only avoided, but called on President Obama to boycott. With that, the gauntlet was thrown for...
  • The Green Dream: Can Obama Stop America's Gas-Guzzling Ways?

    12/16/2009 6:22:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,087+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | December 15, 2009 | Klaus Brinkbäumer
    Never before has a US government been as serious in its warnings against the dangers of climate change as the Obama administration. But Americans are divided: Half of them regard climate protection policies as socialist, and half want to save the world. Can Obama make America go green? There are parts of the United States where there is no real evidence of social discord, of the loathing and aggressiveness with which different groups view one another, and where no one seems to question the prevailing view. In Las Vegas, Nevada, they build artificial waterfalls and big roads for big cars...
  • Palin Global Warming Fiasco Highlights Republican Absurdity (Flop Sweat Alert)

    12/16/2009 5:51:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,376+ views
    Political Cortex ^ | December 15, 2009 | Bill Hare
    The latest running debate between Al Gore and Sarah Palin reveals once more the absurdity behind today's Republican Party, which looms increasingly as a far right pressure group rather than a viable political entity. The Republicans indicated the direction where they were heading when Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele dared to speak of right wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh as an "entertainer," which was construed to mean that he was undermining his stature as a serious political analyst. A furious Limbaugh demanded an apology. The blustery talk show host had declared himself to be the titular head of...
  • [NY State Green Czar] Grannis ups heat on Palin

    12/16/2009 9:23:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 979+ views
    The Times-Union ^ | December 16, 2009 | Brian Nearing
    ALBANY -- State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis swiped back at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and other deniers of man-made climate change during remarks at this week's international climate conference in Copenhagen. "Last week, Sarah Palin -- you all remember her -- put a new posting on her Facebook page challenging the severity of climate change and telling President Obama to boycott Copenhagen," Grannis told his audience Monday. He pointed out that in the last 50 years, temperatures in Alaska have increased 6 degrees, and some coastal villages are at risk of falling into the ocean because of melting...
  • Palin Vs. Gore: Oceans Apart

    12/14/2009 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 2,002+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 14, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: The Alaskan governor who knew polar bears weren't endangered says the planet isn't either and challenges the oracle of climate change. Al Gore says despite the CRU e-mails, the situation is of the utmost gravity. In a Dec. 9 Washington Post op-ed, Sarah Palin noted that the Climate-gate e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia "reveal that leading climate 'experts' deliberately destroyed records, manipulated data to 'hide the decline' in global temperatures and tried to silence their critics from publishing in peer-reviewed journals." This did not sit well with Gore. "The entire North...
  • Climategate: Settle down Sarah Palin. This changes nothing (Juvenile Joisey Jourbalism)

    12/13/2009 5:28:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 2,123+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | December 13, 2009 | The Editorial Board
    Give this much to Sarah Palin: She is so dependably wrong that she makes it easy to pick sides. After exposing President Obama’s plans to kill the elderly and disabled with his death panels, she has moved on to climate change, seizing on the recent scandal over stolen e-mails as evidence that global warming is a liberal myth. Let’s look at the record. A few weeks ago, a computer hacker stole documents and e-mails from a server at Britain’s Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. Some of the e-mails were between scientists at the center and a...
  • Don't be fooled by Palin [Another Lefty responds to her WaPo article]

    12/12/2009 12:28:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,307+ views
    The London Guardian / The Washington Post ^ | December 11, 2009 | Alan Leshner, CEO, American Ass. for the Advancement of Science
    Don't be fooled about climate science. In April 1994 – long after scientists had clearly demonstrated the addictive quality and devastating health impacts of cigarette smoking – seven chief executives of major tobacco companies denied the evidence, swearing in a US congressional hearing that nicotine was not addictive. Now, the American public is again being subjected to those kinds of denials, this time about global climate change. While former Alaska governor Sarah Palin wrote in her recent opinion essay that she did not deny the "reality of some changes in climate," she distorted the clear scientific evidence that Earth's climate...
  • Gore vs. Palin on climate change

    12/11/2009 9:31:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 885+ views
    The Mother Nature Network ^ | December 11, 2009 | E.B. Solomont
    The gloves are off in a heated battle between Sarah Palin and Al Gore, after Palin said climate change warnings are nothing more than doomsday scare tactics. Sarah Palin has landed herself in hot water again – this time raising the ire of former Vice President Al Gore in an op-ed critical of the climate change community. In a Washington Post piece titled “Copenhagen’s political science,” the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate wrote, “While we recognize the occurrence of these natural, cyclical environmental trends, we can’t say with assurance that man’s activities cause weather changes.” Not surprisingly,...
  • Dems say climate change 'deniers' like ‘teabaggers,’ swiftboaters, etc...

    12/11/2009 8:52:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 2,041+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 10, 2009 | Jim Snyder
    House Democrats said Thursday that denying humans were causing climate change is like denying smoking causes lung cancer. Reps. Edward Markey (Mass.), Jay Inslee (Wash.) and Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) also compared climate change "deniers" to “teabaggers” who spread the false rumor about death panels and swift boaters who attacked Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) war record during the 2004 presidential race. The three members of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming called a news conference on Thursday in response to the controversy over the hacked emails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia,...
  • Sarah Palin: The climate crowd, exposed

    12/10/2009 8:46:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,624+ views
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | December 10, 2009 | Governor Sarah Palin
    An e-mail scandal demonstrates that matters are uncertain. The issue is, however, politicized. No president should make deals in an environment like that. With the publication of damaging e-mails from a climate research center in Britain, the radical environmental movement appears to face a tipping point. The revelation of appalling actions by so-called climate-change experts allows the American public to finally understand the concerns so many of us have articulated on this issue. "Climategate," exposes a highly politicized scientific circle -- the same circle whose work underlies efforts at the Copenhagen climate-change conference. The agenda-driven policies being pushed in Copenhagen...
  • [Governor] Sarah Palin, Dem greens' grinch

    12/10/2009 4:07:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1,535+ views
    The Politico ^ | December 10, 2009 | Glenn Thrush
    If every great cause requires an even greater villain, Democratic greens have found one in Sarah Palin. House Democrats spent Thursday targeting former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for using e-mails, many from the 1990s, from English climate scientists to bolster her claim that global warming is “bogus” and ridiculing her op-ed in The Washington Post calling for President Barack Obama to boycott the Copenhagen climate talks. Palin and other critics of Copenhagen have seized on a passel of stolen messages reportedly showing that scientists from East Anglia University may have fudged climate change findings. Progressives, in damage control mode, have...
  • Sarah Palin: Copenhagen, Cap-and-Trade Will Kill the Economy

    12/09/2009 8:31:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1,055+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 9, 2009 | Keith Johnson
    In case you missed it, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin called for President Obama to “boycott Copenhagen” in an op-ed in the Washington Post today. The piece has, predictably, got the blogosphere abuzz—both for what she says and the fact that she got to say it all. First, Gov. Palin’s piece takes aim at the Copenhagen climate talks by linking them to the “Climategate” email scandal, which she says undermines the science behind the meeting in the first place. Then she goes back to familiar ground, arguing that the Obama administration’s plan to curb greenhouse-gas emissions will poleax the U.S....
  • Palin WaPo Op-Ed bashing Copenhagen global warming summit has critics steaming mad (w/poll)

    12/09/2009 4:31:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies · 3,772+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 9, 2009 | Ethan Sacks
    Sarah Palin's Op-Ed in Wednesday's Washington Post slamming the Copenhagen climate change summiteers for using "agenda-driven" global warming science has heated up critics' temperatures. Pointing to "Climate-gate," the leaked e-mails from a British climate research center last month that suggested that scientists inflated evidence to pad their case for global warming, the former Republican vice presidential nominee went rogue in her op-ed piece about how the U.S. shouldn't pay -- literally and figuratively -- for untrustworthy science. "The agenda-driven policies being pushed in Copenhagen won't change the weather, but they would change our economy for the worse," Palin wrote. Storm...
  • Job Killing At EPA (Lisa Jackson Accepts CRU Fraud)

    12/09/2009 4:26:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 993+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2009 | IBD editorial Staff
    Junk Science: The Environmental Protection Agency's sneak attack on the U.S. economy and our freedoms, curiously timed for the opening day of the Copenhagen climate charade, won't go unchallenged. Nor should it. (snip) EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in a conversation with Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has in effect admitted the finding was based on the junk science and data manipulation practiced at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU). "She told me that EPA accepted those findings without any serious independent analysis to see whether they were true," Inhofe said. Dr....
  • Joe Klein: Palin Drone (Gov. Palin's Climate Op-Ed is attacked) [Barf Alert]

    12/09/2009 10:44:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 1,481+ views
    Time Magazine / CNN ^ | December 9, 2009 | Joe Klein
    The Washington Post devotes valuable op-ed space today to Sarah Palin, who uses it to denounce "politicized science": I've always believed that policy should be based on sound science, not politics. Okay. But she's not denouncing the politicized, oil-drenched policies of the Bush Administration. She's joining the right-wing hysteria chorus, which has launched a new attack on the science of climate change based on some embarrassing and disgraceful emails written by scientists at the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit. For a more accurate account of the import of those emails, check out Tom Friedman's column in the NY...
  • The Most Disquieting Aspect of Climategate

    12/08/2009 8:56:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 761+ views
    New Jersey Politicker ^ | December 8, 2009 | Alan J. Steinberg
    "Climategate” refers to the scandal of the information recently provided by hacked e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at East Anglia University in Great Britain. The emails reveal: 1) attempts by global warming advocate scientists at CRU to conceal information running counter to their arguments; and 2) an inability on their part to provide a cogent explanation as to why global mean temperature has not increased an iota during the past decade. The Climategate scandal is the most significant environmental story of this year and will doubtless affect the course of American climate change policy, notwithstanding Obama administration assertions...
  • NYT: Climategate not a “three-alarm story”

    12/08/2009 10:06:01 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 428+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 6, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    So what, in Public Editor Clark Hoyt’s judgment, would make a “three-alarm story”?  In his evaluation of the New York Times’ coverage of the Climategate scandal, he offers this example (via Jazz Shaw): Why didn’t The Times put the e-mail on its Web site? And, most important, is The Times being cavalier about a story that could change our understanding of global warming? Or, as The Times’s John Broder, who covers environmental issues in Washington, put it, “When does a story rise to three-alarm coverage?” …The biggest question is what the messages amount to — an embarrassing revelation that scientists...
  • The Evolution of the Global Temperature Record ( Skullduggery with Darwin, Australia records)

    12/08/2009 10:34:40 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies · 1,401+ views
    National Review ^ | Tuesday, December 08, 2009 | Edward John Craig
    Willis Eschenbach at Watts Up With That discovers homogenization shenanigans in the Global Historical Climate Network temperature record for Darwin, Australia, excerpted below: Intrigued by the curious shape of the average of the homogenized Darwin records, I then went to see how they had homogenized each of the individual station records. What made up that strange average shown in Fig. 7? I started at zero with the earliest record. Here is Station Zero at Darwin, showing the raw and the homogenized versions. What on earth justifies that adjustment? How can they do that? We have five different records covering Darwin from...
  • Climate Treaty Reparations would cost $50-$200bn per year

    12/08/2009 10:36:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 2,118+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2009 | Howard Richman & Raymond Richman
    Here's a quiz. What's the worst thing on the table at the UN Climate Control Conference in Copenhagen December 7-18? If you guessed cap-and-tax, you would be wrong. The reparations could be much, much worse. The draft of the treaty encompasses 181 pages and recites that it shall be the obligation of the developed countries (Europe, United States, Japan, Australia, etc.) to pay the developing countries (China, India, Africa, etc.) huge reparations, annual sums to erase poverty and to share technology with them. Australian lawyer Janet Albrechtsen explains the most recent draft of the treaty: Clause after complicated clause sets...
  • NASA-Gate (Space Agency's Own Climategate)

    12/07/2009 6:55:13 AM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 1,484+ views
    National Center For Policy Analysis ^ | December 7, 2009 | Staff
    What's become known as "Climategate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors. "I assume that what is there is highly damaging," says Horner, who suspects, based on the public record, the same type of data fudging, manipulation and suppression that has occurred at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU)....
  • NASA-Gate

    12/04/2009 5:28:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies · 3,082+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 4, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Science: For two years, our space agency has refused Freedom of Information requests on why it has repeatedly corrected its climate figures. A leading researcher threatens to sue to find more inconvenient truths. What's become known as "Climate-Gate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his FOI requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors. "I assume that what is there is highly...
  • Boxer, Holdren Defend Motley CRU

    12/03/2009 5:31:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,645+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Warming Scandal: Despite the incriminating e-mails, administration science adviser John Holdren still thinks man causes global warming. And Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks it's the whistle-blowers who should be arrested. Time was when Barbara Boxer thought it was just fine for the New York Times and Washington Post to spill national military secrets and war plans on their front pages. The people had a right to know where and how they were being led. But we are not dealing here with the Pentagon Papers, the location of terrorist prisons or the surveillance of al-Qaida and its operatives. Boxer, top Democrat on...
  • The CRU's Criminal Conspiracy

    12/02/2009 8:57:58 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 21 replies · 1,356+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/30/2009 | IBD Editors
    ClimateGate: Britain's Climate Research Unit now says it will release all its data. Does that include the data that have been shredded, deleted and denied publication? In a statement released Saturday by the University of East Anglia, where the CRU is located, it was announced that all unit data, including data that had been denied climate skeptics, would soon be released to prove this is much ado about nothing. Unimpressed by the news is David Holland of Northampton, a grandfather with a background in electrical engineering, who is seeking prosecution of the CRU scientists involved in suppressing and even destroying...
  • 12 Days, 3 Networks and No Mention of ClimateGate Scandal

    12/03/2009 8:22:43 AM PST · by Delacon · 25 replies · 1,413+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | 12/2/2009 | Julia A. Seymour
    Even as Copenhagen looms, broadcast news ignores e-mails suggesting warming alarmists 'manipulated' data, conspired to destroy information and thwarted peer reviews. It’s been nearly two weeks since a scandal shook many people’s faith in the scientists behind global warming alarmism. The scandal forced the University of East Anglia (UK) to divulge that it threw away raw temperature data and prompted the temporary resignation of Phil Jones of the university’s Climate Research Unit. Despite that resignation and calls by a U.S. senator to investigate the matter, ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news programming has remained silent – not mentioning a...
  • Show Me The Warming

    12/02/2009 8:02:02 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies · 1,025+ views
    Forbes ^ | 12/2/2009 | Graham Ruddick
    Where is the drastic climate change we keep hearing about? It's the science scandal of the year. A thousand e-mails and 2,000 other documents were swiped from the server of Britain's Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University and posted on the Web. Many were truly embarrassing to the writers, while others have been quoted out of context and falsely used as "proof" that global warming is "a hoax." But in one e-mail, a top "warmist" researcher admits it's a "travesty" that "we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment." (Emphasis added.) Further, "any consideration of geoengineering...
  • Flawed climate data

    12/02/2009 3:53:21 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 16 replies · 1,377+ views
    http://www.financialpost.com ^ | October 02, 2009 | Ross McKitrick
    Beginning in 2003, I worked with Stephen McIntyre to replicate a famous result in paleoclimatology known as the Hockey Stick graph. Developed by a U.S. climatologist named Michael Mann... ...Steve and I showed that the mathematics behind the Mann Hockey Stick were badly flawed, such that its shape was determined by suspect bristlecone tree ring data. ...a series of other studies published since 1998 had similar shapes, thus providing support for the view that the late 20th century is unusually warm. The IPCC also made this argument in its 2007 report. But the second expert panel, led by statistician Edward...
  • White House Science Officials Defend Climate Change Data Amid E-Mail Scandal

    12/02/2009 3:48:46 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 76 replies · 2,566+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/2/09 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON -- Top White House science officials defended the validity of global warming research against repeated Republican attacks Wednesday that cited leaked e-mails from some climate researchers. The e-mails from a British university's climate center, were obtained by computer hackers and released last month. Climate change skeptics contend the messages reveal that researchers manipulated and suppressed data and stifled dissent. In the first Capitol Hill airing of the issue, House Republicans read excerpts from at least eight of the e-mails, saying they showed the world needs to re-examine experts' claims that the science is settled. One e-mail from 2003 was...
  • Climate scientist James Hansen hopes summit will fail

    12/02/2009 7:39:19 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,057+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | Dec.3, 2009 | James Bone
    A leading scientist acclaimed as the grandfather of global warming has denounced the Copenhagen summit on climate change next week as a farce. James Hansen, the director of Nasa’s Goddard Insitute for Space Studies, told The Times that he planned to boycott the UN conference because it was seeking a counter-productive agreement to limit emissions through a “cap and trade” system. “They are selling indulgences there. The developed nations want to continue basically business as usual so they are expected to purchase indulgences to give some small amount of money to developing countries. They do that in the form of...
  • Democrats: "ClimateGate" Leak A Non-Scandal

    12/02/2009 5:20:33 PM PST · by penelopesire · 39 replies · 1,291+ views
    CBS news ^ | December 2, 2009
    "....But Democrats put a brave face on it on Wednesday, with Massachusetts Rep. Ed Markey saying that the leaked files and allegations of scientific misconduct should not stand in the way of the U.S. Congress swiftly enacting cap and trade legislation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions."
  • Lord Christopher Monckton fiercely defends American liberty from Warmist takeover

    12/02/2009 2:58:36 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 6 replies · 476+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | December 2, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Via Jim Neidner at BlogTalk Radio. A lot of ink has been spilled, or bites used, as it were, railing against Cap and Tax. But the ghost of Christmas future in the form of Lord Monkton tells us that the real scourge of the left is the Copenhagen Treaty. If signed by Obama and ratified by the Senate, the treaty would subject our country to the tyranny of an unelected World Government that would control all businesses in the developed world and, in the process, bring our economy and our freedom to their knees. This is a great video. Spread...
  • ("Mad" Czar John Holdren) Obama Science Adviser Urges Climate Action Amid Uproar

    12/02/2009 6:26:12 PM PST · by thouworm · 41 replies · 1,010+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 2, 2009 | STEPHEN POWER
    Human activity is "beyond any reasonable doubt" the primary cause of warming temperatures, Mr. Holdren said. (snip) "However this controversy comes out, the result will not call into question the bulk of our understanding of how the climate works or how humans affect it," said Mr. Holdren, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. He agreed it is important to "get to the bottom of" the emails' meaning, but emphasized that the vast majority of scientists who have studied climate change agree that failure to act promptly to curb emissions of heat-trapping gases is "overwhelmingly likely" to lead...
  • Holdren, Lubchenco On Defensive About ClimateGate at Hearing ( Committe on Energy Independence...

    12/02/2009 6:56:37 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies · 1,167+ views
    Science Insider ^ | December 2, 2009 | Eli Kintisch
    Two key Obama Administration scientists were grilled this morning about Climategate at a hearing of the House of Representatives Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming this morning. The hearing, originally meant to be a review of climate science before Copenhagen, got personal. The hearing suggests that the release of some 1000 e-mails among scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU) could have long-lasting political implications, as political foes of greenhouse gas controls are citing them as evidence that the science behind the campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is rigged. Ranking member James Sensenbrenner...
  • Comedy Central Scoops Network News on Climate-Gate Scandal (Where is the MSM?)

    12/02/2009 7:08:59 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies · 1,269+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 12/2/2009 | Staff
    ABC didn't cover it. CBS didn't either. And NBC apparently wouldn't go near it. The network news broadcasts have ignored a growing scandal over evidence of a potential climate cover-up — and now they've even been scooped by the fake news at Comedy Central. "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" produced its "reporting" on Climate-gate Tuesday night, when Stewart quipped, “Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very Internet you invented. Oh, oh, the irony!”
  • Boxer: Hacked 'Climategate' emails may face criminal probe

    12/02/2009 12:43:30 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 183 replies · 7,127+ views
    Boxer: Hacked 'Climategate' emails may face criminal probe By Michael O'Brien - 12/02/09 03:26 PM ET Leaked emails allegedly undermining climate change science should be treated as a criminal matter, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Wednesday. Boxer, the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said that the recently-released emails, showing scientists allegedly overstating the case for climate change, should be treated as a criminal matter. "You call it 'Climategate,' I call it 'E-mail-theft-gate,'" she said during a committee meeting on Wednesday. "Whatever it is, the main issue is are we facing global warming or are we...
  • Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientist

    12/02/2009 3:21:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1,268+ views
    Guardian ^ | 12/02/09 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientistExclusive: World's leading climate change expert says summit talks so flawed that deal would be a disaster Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 2 December 2009 20.54 GMT The scientist who convinced the world to take notice of the looming danger of global warming says it would be better for the planet and for future generations if next week's Copenhagen climate change summit ended in collapse. In an interview with the Guardian, James Hansen, the world's pre-eminent climate scientist, said any agreement likely to emerge from the negotiations would be so...
  • Climategate: Science Is Dying Science is on the credibility bubble.

    12/02/2009 5:27:06 PM PST · by ricks_place · 26 replies · 1,183+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 2, 2009 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    Surely there must have been serious men and women in the hard sciences who at some point worried that their colleagues in the global warming movement were putting at risk the credibility of everyone in science. The nature of that risk has been twofold: First, that the claims of the climate scientists might buckle beneath the weight of their breathtaking complexity. Second, that the crudeness of modern politics, once in motion, would trample the traditions and culture of science to achieve its own policy goals. With the scandal at the East Anglia Climate Research Unit, both have happened at once....
  • Stolen Climate E-Mails Cause A Ruckus In Congress

    12/02/2009 6:15:23 PM PST · by ricks_place · 36 replies · 1,696+ views
    NPR ^ | 12/2/09 | Richard Harris
    A congressional hearing that was supposed to be a routine recap of global-warming science Wednesday turned into a fracas involving e-mails stolen from some prominent climate scientists. The e-mails were stolen from the University of East Anglia in Britain, from one of the three labs in the world that constructs global temperature records. The private exchanges have become a goldmine for skeptics who argue that global warming is a plot rather than a real man-made problem. At Wednesday's hearing before a House select committee, Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) called for an investigation of the e-mails. He said at best, official...
  • UM researcher defends report findings on climate shift

    12/02/2009 5:40:02 PM PST · by ricks_place · 8 replies · 466+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 12/3/09 | Jessica Bloch
    ORONO, Maine — Dr. Paul Mayewski will be in Maine next week rather than Copenhagen for the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, but the director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine still had something to say about the status of global warming and a recent incident which some claim undermines the science behind the issue. Mayewski was one of nine editors who compiled an international report, released Tuesday from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. The report warns that although conditions in the Antarctic are now relatively stable, things may change rapidly in the next...
  • Boxer: Climategate hackers should face criminal prosecution

    12/02/2009 5:44:15 PM PST · by ricks_place · 29 replies · 1,095+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | Dec 2, 2009 | Michael Krebs
    Senator Boxer reacts to the 'climategate' question on leaked emails that appear to suppress the scientific process of peer review, saying hackers should face criminal prosecution. While it is true that computer system hacking is a very serious crime, the content of the email strings from the University of East Anglia exposed in the "climategate" scandal that has since led to the temporary resignation of the university's central climate scientist may very well point to a more devastating crime - one of scientific fraud in the face of wide-ranging global economic legislation. However, Senator Barbara Boxer - the lead Democrat...
  • A Fool’s Errand [Reader Post] ( Obama to attend the charade in Copenhagen )

    12/02/2009 6:01:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 514+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 5:00 am | Skookum
    Mister Gibbs was recently asked whether President Obama was going to attend the climate meeting in Copenhagen in light of the leaked emails. Gibbs replied, “I think there’s no real scientific basis for the dispute of this.” Mister Gibbs, there are several problems with this statement, that you offered in such a cavalier manner. To accept your statement, we must assume that you think and that is becoming increasingly hard to imagine when you deny the growing pool of evidence that condemns Global Warming as a Fraudulent Science. However, your intelligence is of minimal importance. You see the real question...
  • GOP links climate emails to EPA policy, but White House defends warming data

    12/02/2009 6:08:37 PM PST · by ricks_place · 5 replies · 469+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/09 | Ben Geman and Jim Snyder
    The controversy over climate science emails became more active on Capitol Hill today. The issue in brief: years of emails among climate scientists hacked from a U.K. research institute have climate skeptics crying foul – they say the messages show suppression of evidence that undercuts the case that global warming is occurring. But the scientists say the messages are being taken out of context and don’t dent powerful evidence of human-induced climate change. Here’s a rundown of today’s developments: -- Several House and Senate Republicans are pressing the Obama administration to pull back on its climate policies in light of...
  • Climategate: it's all unravelling now

    12/02/2009 5:19:52 PM PST · by GVnana · 11 replies · 849+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12/2/2009 | James Delingpole
    So many new developments: which story do we pick? Maybe best to summarise, instead. After all, it’s not like you’re going to find much of this reported in the MSM. 1. Australia’s Senate rejects Emissions Trading Scheme for a second time. Or: so turkeys don’t vote Christmas.-snip- 2. Danes caught fiddling their carbon credits. (Hat tip: Philip Stott) Carbon trading is the Emperor’s New Clothes of international finance. It was invented by none other than Ken Lay, whose Enron would currently be one of the prime beneficiaries in the global alternative energy market,-snip- 3. Hats off to The Daily Express...
  • E-mail controversy doesn’t change climate science:Prentice (Stephen Harper better stop this NOW!)

    12/02/2009 5:45:02 PM PST · by fanfan · 13 replies · 614+ views
    The National Post ^ | Dec. 2, 2009 | Mike De Souza
    Environment Minister Jim Prentice said it was unfortunate that a prominent scientist was forced to resign because of revelations in the e-mails, but the government still believes the science is clear that human activity is causing climate change. ~snip~ Mr. Prentice said that the revelations suggest that "something quite inappropriate" appears to have happened at the University of East Anglia, but this does not change the importance of reaching an agreement in Copenhagen to fight climate change.