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  • The Oceans Are Boiling! Oh, Wait—Never Mind

    11/14/2018 10:57:42 AM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 14, 2018 | Steven Hayward
    About ten days back Nature magazine generated a lot of media attention for a study it published that purported to prove that the oceans were warming considerably faster than previously thought–up to 60 percent more. Naturally this set off the climatistas (“The study drew considerable media attention, including from The Post,” as the Washington Post laconically put it), as though they need additional confirmation of their eschatology. There’s just one problem—one big problem. The study is riddled with errors. In a long blog post at Judith Curry’s website, Nic Lewis blew big holes in the paper. Here’s the key bit...
  • The underestimated cooling effect on the planet from historic fires

    11/13/2018 6:50:30 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    sciencedaily ^ | August 9,2018 YES August | University of Leeds
    Historic levels of particles in the atmosphere released from pre-industrial era fires, and their cooling effect on the planet, may have been significantly underestimated according to a new study. Historic levels of particles in the atmosphere released from pre-industrial era fires, and their cooling effect on the planet, may have been significantly underestimated according to a new study. Fires cause large amounts of tiny particles, known as aerosols, to be released into the atmosphere. These aerosols, such as the soot in smoke or chemicals released by burning trees, can cool the planet by reflecting sunlight back into space and increasing...
  • 'So many bears:' Draft plan says Nunavut polar bear numbers unsafe (for humans)

    11/12/2018 12:05:50 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    CTV News ^ | 11/12/18 | Bob Weber
    There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn't yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking. The proposed plan -- which is to go to public hearings in Iqaluit on Tuesday -- says that growing bear numbers are increasingly jeopardizing public safety and it's time Inuit knowledge drove management policy. "Inuit believe there are now so many bears that public safety has become a major concern," says the document, the result of four years of study and public consultation. "Public safety...
  • Climate change: Oceans 'soaking up more heat than estimated' (barf alert)

    10/31/2018 8:47:42 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 39 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st November 2018 | BBC News
    Researchers say that the world has seriously underestimated the amount of heat soaked up by our oceans over the past 25 years. Their study suggests that the seas have absorbed 60% more than previously thought. They say it means the Earth is more sensitive to fossil fuel emissions than estimated. This could make it much more difficult to to keep global warming within safe levels this century. What have the researchers found?According to the last major assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world's oceans have taken up over 90% of the excess heat trapped by greenhouse...
  • Midterm Elections: 5 States Could Wreck Their Economies In Futile Fight Against 'Climate Change'

    10/31/2018 7:54:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 30, 2018 | Editorial
    Election 2018: Next week, voters in five states will decide whether they want to raise their own taxes, kill jobs and lower their standards of living. All in a fanciful effort to stop "global warming." They'd be better off letting the free market do the work. Washington, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado all have global-warming ballot initiatives, each heavily financed by environmental activists. New Mexico voters will decide whether to elect a powerful land commissioner who promises stiff curbs on emissions. None of these will make any difference in the global climate. But they will cost their residents dearly. In Washington,...
  • Climate doomed without Brazil

    10/30/2018 5:04:32 PM PDT · by Del Rapier · 33 replies
    Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right nationalist who on Sunday was elected Brazil’s new president, has been called the “Brazilian Trump.” But he’s more extreme than that. His rhetoric is more explicitly violent and bigoted, and his rule threatens more than just the fourth-largest democracy in the world. The livability of the entire planet is at stake. The Amazon rainforest, more than half of which is within Brazil’s borders, covers 4 percent of the earth’s surface and is a major regulator of the world’s climate. Its trees act as a sponge for carbon dioxide, absorbing the planet-warming gas from the atmosphere and...
  • Follow the Money on Climate Caterwauling

    10/24/2018 1:12:48 PM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 24, 2018 | Brian C. Joondeph
    “Follow the money” is an expression popularized in the Watergate movie All the President’s Men as a means of tracing a path of corruption, often within the upper echelons of politics. This movie from the 1970s represented the heyday for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as they brought down a sitting president, Richard Nixon. The pair are now regulars on CNN and MSNBC, following their own money trail, criticizing President Trump, penning fake news stories, writing books about deathbed confessions of CIA directors, or writing more books about supposed chaos in the White House. Following the money is a means...
  • The IPCC’s Latest Climate Hysteria

    10/13/2018 4:03:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report 15 claims the latest disaster “tipping point” is just 12 years away. If governments around the world fail to make “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” human civilization and our planet face cataclysm, the IPCC asserts.   MIT Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Physics Richard Lindzen accurately called the hysteria-laden report and press releases from this tunnel-visioned agency “implausible conjecture backed by false evidence and repeated incessantly … to promote the overturn of industrial civilization.” In fact, the IPCC insists that fossil fuel use must be slashed from over 80 percent of global...
  • UK 'will have to intervene in market to meet climate obligations'

    10/10/2018 8:27:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 10, 2018 | by Fiona Harvey
    The UK’s obligations in response to this week’s warnings from the UN over global warming will be controversial and politically fraught, taking the country into “uncharted territory” and testing the political consensus on climate change, the its top climate adviser has warned. The government will have to regulate industry and intervene in the market in ways that will prove controversial in parliament, predicted Chris Stark, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCCP). He said reducing emissions by the amounts needed would “require answers that the market unfettered will not deliver”. Stark said the independence of the CCCP, which...
  • Opinion: The speed of #MeToo gives me hope - we can still stop climate change

    10/01/2018 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 1, 2018 | by Andrew Simms
    After smoking and drink-driving, could climate change provide the next big behaviour-change challenge? The latest science tells us that nothing short of rapid, transformative change in our infrastructure and behaviour can prevent the loss of the climate we depend on – yet the message is only now being officially endorsed at the highest scientific level, because the implications are terrifying for today’s political and economic gatekeepers. It means real change, which incumbents always fear. But are we better at society-wide changes in attitude and behaviour than we give ourselves credit for? And do recent cultural shifts relating to everything from...
  • Rooting Out Scientific Corruption

    09/29/2018 11:08:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Septe4mber 29, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Dr. Brian Wansink recently resigned from his position as Columbia University professor, eating behavior researcher and director of the Cornell “food lab.” A faculty investigation found that he had misreported research data, failed to preserve data and results properly, and employed dubious statistical techniques.A fellow faculty member accused him of “serious research misconduct: either outright fraud by people in the lab, or such monumental sloppiness that data are entirely disconnected from context.” Among other things, Wansink had used cherry-picked data and multiple statistical analyses to get results that confirmed his hypotheses. His papers were published in peer-reviewed journals and used...
  • Private Jet Traffic Bumped Up 30 Percent During California Climate Conference

    09/17/2018 10:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/17/2018 | Tim Pearce
    San Francisco International Airport’s corporate jet traffic rose roughly 30 percent during an international climate change conference in California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown hosted the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco from Wednesday to Friday. Brown traveled to the conference by car with his security detail, but the governor is known for his lavish travel on other occasions, such as a 2016 trip to Italy, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine with real-estate tycoon and Democrat Party donor George Marcus. (RELATED: Gov. Brown Is Launching California Into Space — To Fight Global Warming) More than...
  • North Carolina passed a law in 2012 that could make hurricanes like Florence more damaging

    09/15/2018 9:58:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sep 12,2018 | Jason Silverstein
    North Carolina could find itself more vulnerable to damage from storms like Hurricane Florence due to a state law passed six years ago that banned using recent climate science to plan for the consequences of rising sea levels.
  • Climate Change Drives Bigger, Wetter Storms - Storms Like Florence

    09/12/2018 8:59:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | September 11, 2018 | by Rebecca Hersher
    Hurricane Florence is moving relentlessly toward the Southeastern U.S. It's a large, powerful cyclone that will likely bring storm surge and high winds to coastal communities. But climate scientists say one of the biggest threats posed by Florence is rain. "Freshwater flooding poses the greatest risk to life," explains James Kossin, an atmospheric scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Slow-moving storms are getting more common. A study published earlier this year by Kossin found that tropical cyclones around the world have slowed down 10 percent in the past 70 years. Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric...
  • Climate change: Protests held ahead of California summit (barf alert)

    09/09/2018 6:11:03 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8th September 2018 | BBC News
    Environmentalists have held protests around the world demanding stepped up measures against climate change, ahead of a summit in California next week. Politicians, business leaders and celebrities will attend the Global Climate Action Summit, whose sponsors include the UN, Facebook and Google. Thousands protested in Paris, days after France's environment minister quit over perceived policy failures. The demonstrations have been organised by the group 350.org. In all, more than 900 protests were held in 95 countries, the group said. On Friday, Pacific island nations declared climate change to be the "single biggest threat" they face. The protests began on Saturday...
  • Heatwave: 2018 was the joint hottest summer for UK

    09/03/2018 8:01:22 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3rd September 2018 | BBC News
    2018 was the joint hottest summer on record for the UK as a whole, and the hottest ever for England, the Met Office has announced. It said highs for summer 2018 were tied with those of 1976, 2003 and 2006 for being the highest since records began in 1910. England's average temperatures narrowly beat those seen in 1976, they added. The heatwave saw soaring temperatures across much of the UK throughout June and July. Dry, sweltering conditions for weeks on end gave way to a more average August, said the Met Office. To the nearest 0.1C, all four years -...
  • Earth Set For a BIG FREEZE, Sun 'Totally Void' Of Sun Spots For Majority Of 2018

    08/31/2018 6:34:33 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 111 replies
    NN ^ | 08/30/18 | Paul Whitehead
    Scientists now believe the earth is in for a big freeze due to the sun being totally void of sunspots for more than half of 2018. The sun has been completely free of sunspots for a total of 133 days this year, scientists are reporting.
  • This is the day that the climate change fight was obviously lost

    08/21/2018 12:56:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2018 | by Phillip Bump
    A particular challenge of the fight over climate change, if not a unique one, is that the shifts accrue subtly. The climate has changed stunningly quickly in global terms but slowly in human terms, allowing us to rationalize, wave away and downplay. The issue of climate change rose to the national consciousness as polarization in U.S. politics spiked. Gallup polling shows that there’s a nearly 50-point gap between the parties in belief in the effects of a warming planet having already begun. More than 8 in 10 Democrats think global warming has been demonstrated; only a third of Republicans agree....
  • Seattle Judge Dismisses Young Activists' Climate Lawsuit

    08/14/2018 2:00:08 PM PDT · by Rinnwald · 17 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 8/14/18 | AP
    SEATTLE - A Washington state judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by young activists who argued the state is violating their rights by failing to protect them from climate change. In his ruling Tuesday, King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott says the issues in the case are political questions that must be addressed by the legislative and executive branches and cannot be resolved by a court.
  • Obama Carbon Colonialism and Climate Corruption Continue

    08/11/2018 10:04:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This column was co-written by Paul Driessen and David Wojick. Part 1 of a 3-part series. It’s obscene enough when the Multilateral anti-Development Banks do it. But Trump agencies?!? In a prime example of Deep State revanchism, despite the profound change in administrations, the US Agency for International Development is still funding and advancing anti-energy Obama-era climate change dogmas and policies for developing countries. USAID handles tens of billions of dollars a year, roughly half of all US foreign aid, so this climate alarmism puts literally millions of lives at risk.USAID calls its “flagship” program “low emissions development.” Emissions of course...