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  • Carbon capture and storage may have the potential for inducing seismic events

    06/18/2012 12:44:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 17, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on June 17, 2012 by Anthony Watts From the National Academies of Sciences News:Hydraulic Fracturing Poses Low Risk for Causing Earthquakes, But Risks Higher for Wastewater Injection WellsWASHINGTON — June 15th — Hydraulic fracturing has a low risk for inducing earthquakes that can be felt by people, but underground injection of wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing and other energy technologies has a higher risk of causing such earthquakes, says a new report from the National Research Council. In addition, carbon capture and storage may have the potential for inducing seismic events, because significant volumes of fluids are injected underground...
  • Dem senator: Humans causing climate change, saying otherwise is 'bogus'

    06/14/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 14, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) declared on the Senate floor Thursday that the debate over whether humans are causing climate change is over, and that it has been shown conclusively that human activity is leading to global warming. "People say there are questions about the theory," he said. "No, there are not. "The argument that the jury is still out on climate change is a false and bogus argument," he added. "The jury is not out. In fact, the jury is in, the effects are obvious, they surround us every day, and we need to take action." Whitehouse said the theory...
  • 13th century volcano mystery eruption may be solved (Little Ice Age cause?)

    06/15/2012 1:49:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 15, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    A photo of the Rinjani caldera in Indonesia, while Lavigne won’t name the volcano until his paper is published, insiders suggest this a likely candidate for the missing 1258 AD eruption. Image: Wikipedia From ScienceNews: Indonesia implicated as location of biggest eruption in last seven millennia By Alexandra Witze SELFOSS, Iceland — One of the biggest mysteries in volcanology may finally have a solution. An eruption long thought to have gone off in the year 1258, spreading cooling sulfur particles around the globe, happened the year before in Indonesia, scientists report.Until now, researchers have known a big volcano went off...
  • James Hansen’s climate forecast of 1988: a whopping 150% wrong

    06/15/2012 12:36:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 15, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From their Die kalte Sonne website, Professor Fritz Vahrenholt and Dr. Sebastian Lüning put up this guest Post by Prof. Jan-Erik Solheim (Oslo) on Hansen’s 1988 forecast, and show that Hansen was and is, way off the mark. h/t to Pierre Gosselin of No Tricks Zone and WUWT reader tips. Figure 1: Temperature forecast Hansen’s group from the year 1988. The various scenarios are 1.5% CO 2 increase (blue), constant increase in CO 2 emissions (green) and stagnant CO 2 emissions (red). In reality, the increase in CO 2 emissions by as much as 2.5%, which would correspond to the...
  • The UN defines “climate change” as being man-made: Orwell could not have done it better

    06/15/2012 12:05:42 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    JoNova ^ | June 16th, 2012
    Sloppy George Orwell, Photo: WikipediaSloppy language works for cheats and charlatans. In the search for the truth only accurate language will do. Orwell understood the power of language to change the way we think, indeed to fence off some possible options completely.Roger Pielke Snr put out a call today asking for precise definitions and protesting about the misuse of the term “climate change”. But when did this nonsensical term start? Where else, but with the UN. All the way back on May 9th 1992, UN defined “climate change” as man-made. See The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, (paragraph 6):“Climate...
  • Lisa Jackson Blames Cheap Natural Gas for EPA’s Job-Killing Policies

    06/15/2012 10:34:17 AM PDT · by 92nina · 7 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-14 | Lisa Jackson
    In a recent interview with The Guardian, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, stated that it is not her policies that are driving coal-fired power plants out of business, but rather organic changes in the American electricity market. Scapegoating natural gas, Jackson claims that low natural-gas prices and booming gas production are depressing coal consumption. But what Jackson fails to mention is that explicitly due to the EPA’s stringent regulations that some coal production is now non-econommical. The price coal-fired power plants would have to pay to comply with new, burdensome regulations is so expensive, that many coal mines are forced to...
  • How Climate Change Got Removed From the Agenda of the Rio+20 Summit

    06/15/2012 10:09:01 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    In These Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Rebecca Burns
    The Durban Climate Conference last winter ended in almost unqualified failure. The original framework of U.N. climate negotiations was all but abandoned in favor of a new global pact that may or may not be negotiated by 2015 and may or may not be legally binding. Climate change deniers literally crashed the party by parachuting onto a beach in Durban carrying a “Climategate 2.0” banner—and public perception in the U.S. on the reliability of climate science continued to shift in their direction, cementing the stalemate on a domestic climate deal.
  • Green Welfare, Green Taxes, Green Poverty

    06/14/2012 5:30:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 13, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    What would you do if gangs of robbers roamed your neighborhood at night, breaking into your neighbors' houses and stealing their family jewels and life savings? You would arm yourself to defend your property. Or you would move to a safer neighborhood. But if the robbers formed gangs called Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, or the Natural Resources Defense Fund, and assaulted your standard of living, the Che Guevara Democrats expect you to greet them with open arms, and gleefully turn over bushels of your cash, until your life savings is gone, and your standard of living has been reduced to...
  • How Green is Your Bankster? Bank of America spends $50 billion to save the world.

    06/14/2012 2:14:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    JoNova ^ | June 12th, 2012 | Joanne
    Bank of America Pledges $50 Billion to Combat Climate Change The unholy alliance between bankers and government is on naked display.It’s the black hole in the kitchen: huge, obvious, and silent. And boy does it suck. As Climate Depot points out, Bank of America got a $45 billion bailout from the government during the global financial crisis. Now it’s promising $50 billion to “address Climate Change”. How Green is your Bankster?It’s a feeding frenzy:The bank’s new initiative includes lending, equipment finance, capital markets and advisory activity and carbon finance, as well as advice and investment help.Bank of America will focus...
  • Obama plans to tackle climate change and nuclear proliferation - if he wins second term

    06/13/2012 5:36:28 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 11 2012 | Toby Harnden
    President Barack Obama’s priorities in a second term could include tackling climate change, halting nuclear proliferation, bolstering overseas aid and immigration reform, according to his senior advisers. Although on the campaign trail Obama insists that the central campaign issue is ‘how we build an economy that works for everybody’, White House aides, speaking to the New Yorker in a lengthy article about Obama’s plans for a second term, stressed other themes. Officials insist that they are not taking Obama’s re-election for granted. But Ryan Lizza, author of the article, revealed that Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former chief of staff, had told...
  • 50 yrs. of ocean warming attributed to man (Oh Noes!)

    06/13/2012 4:56:22 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    UPI.com ^ | June 11, 2012 | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    LIVERMORE, Calif., June 11 (UPI) -- Human activity has been the primary cause of global ocean warming during the past 50 years, a team of U.S. and international researchers says. Scientists say the observed ocean warming in the last 50 years is consistent with climate models only if the models include the effects of observed increases in greenhouse gas during the 20th century. "We have taken a closer look at factors that influence these results," lead author Peter Gleckler at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California said. "The bottom line is that this study substantially strengthens the conclusion that...
  • Bank of America to Spend $50 Billion Fighting Global Warming; Got $45 Billion from Bailout

    06/13/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 12, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    On Monday, Bank of America announced it plans to provide $50 billion in loans and financing over the next ten years for "environmentally friendly energy projects."
  • Mitt Romney worked to combat climate change as governor (He turned to John Holdren for advice?

    06/13/2012 8:55:50 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/13/2012 | Neela Banerjee
    During his first 18 months as governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney spent considerable time hammering out a sweeping climate change plan to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions... Before doing an about-face toward the end of his term as he began to prepare for his first run for president, Romney pushed to close coal-fired plants, encourage the development of renewable energy and contain sprawl - steps similar to some President Obama has taken. Indeed, one of Romney's top environmental staffers, Gina McCarthy, now runs the air pollution unit of the EPA under Obama. John Holdren, a scientist Romney turned to...
  • Germany’s Green Energy Policy Hit Households Hard

    06/11/2012 7:05:15 AM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 10, 2012 | Jack Dini
    Many people in Germany are no longer able to pay their electricity bills. Skyrocketing electricity prices are making electricity unaffordable for a large number of Germans. The past year over 600,000 households had their power switched off in Germany because they can’t afford the skyrocketing electric bills.(1)
  • Obama believes the most important issue of second term is 'climate change'

    06/11/2012 10:49:11 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2012 | Ed Lasky
    President Obama is quoted in a New Yorker column by hooked-in journalist Ryan Lizza as believing the most important issue to address in his second term would be climate change "Obama has an ambitious second-term agenda, which, at least in broad ways, his campaign is beginning to highlight. The President has said that the most important policy he could address in his second term is climate change (italics mine), one of the few issues that he thinks could fundamentally improve the world decades from now. He also is concerned with containing nuclear proliferation."
  • A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Peter Gleick Edition

    06/10/2012 7:57:52 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    watts up with That? ^ | June 10, 2012 | justthefactswuwt
    By WUWT regular “Just The Facts”I recently came across a January 21st, 2012 Peter Gleick article 2011 Climate Change in Pictures and Data: Just the Facts, which appears to mimic the format and approach of my January 1st, 2012 article A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature”.What I find particularly amusing about Peter’s article is that a week after noting that, “Lost in this verbal debate are often the simple facts and data of climate change and the immense and definitive global observations of the ways in which our climate is actually changing around us.” Peter Gleick was perpetrating Fakegate. Why,...
  • Australasia has hottest 60 years in a millennium, scientists find ( tree ring data lies)

    06/10/2012 7:06:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Thursday 17 May 2012 02.52 EDT | Alison Rourke in Sydney
    Study of tree rings, corals and ice cores finds unnatural spike in temperatures that lines up with manmade climate changeThe last 60 years have been the hottest in Australasia for a millennium and cannot be explained by natural causes, according to a new report by scientists that supports the case for a reduction in manmade carbon emissions.
  • Jo Nova chronicles the snapping of the Gergis hockey stick (More AGW - from Tree Ring Data)

    06/10/2012 6:50:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 9, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Note: I’m reposting this excellent essay from Jo Nova to give it a wide as an audience as possible. Be sure to bookmark her site if you have not already. – Anthony 300,000 dollars and three years to produce a paper that lasted three weeks: Gergis The paper might have been scientifically invalid, but it was a box-office success. The headlines were everywhere“1000 years of climate data confirms Australia’s warming” said the press release from University of Melbourne. It was picked up by The Guardian: “Australasia has hottest 60 years in a millennium, scientists find”; The Age and The Australian...
  • 300,000 dollars and three years to produce a paper that lasted three weeks: (More AGW Propaganda)

    06/10/2012 6:19:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    JoNova ^ | June 10th, 2012
    The paper might have been scientifically invalid, but it was a box-office success.The headlines were everywhere“1000 years of climate data confirms Australia’s warming” said the press release from University of Melbourne. It  was picked up by  The Guardian: “Australasia has hottest 60 years in a millennium, scientists find”; The Age and  The Australian led with “Warming since 1950 ‘unprecedented’. The story was on ABC 24  and ABC news where Gergis proclaimed:” there are no other warm periods in the last 1000 years that match the warming experienced in Australasia since 1950.” It was all over the ABC including ABC Radio...
  • Aussie Hockey Stick paper 'put on hold'

    06/09/2012 7:58:43 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Australian Climate Madness ^ | June 9, 2012 | Simon
    Again, thanks to the tireless efforts of Steve McIntyre, truly a hero of the realist cause, the paper by Joelle Gergis (climate activist), which claimed a Hockey Stick in Australia (and who then refused to release the data), has been put on hold.
  • Warming nears point of no return, scientists say ( .. and then We'RE REallY ReallY DooMeD!!)

    06/07/2012 7:46:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/7/12 | David Perlman
    The Earth is reaching a "tipping point" in climate change that will lead to increasingly rapid and irreversible destruction of the global environment unless its forces are controlled by concerted international action, an international group of scientists warns. Unchecked population growth, the disappearance of critical plant and animal species, the over-exploitation of energy resources, and the rapidly warming climate are all combining to bring mounting pressure on the Earth's environmental health, they say. Scientists from five nations, led by UC Berkeley biologist Anthony Barnosky, report their analysis Thursday in the journal Nature. They likened the potential impact of the forces...
  • Pacific Institute reinstates Peter Gleick (see link for full title)

    06/06/2012 6:35:12 PM PDT · by Rocky · 2 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | June 6, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    The Pacific Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Peter Gleick back to his position as president of the Institute. An independent review conducted by outside counsel on behalf of the Institute has supported what Dr. Gleick has stated publicly regarding his interaction with the Heartland Institute. This independent investigation has further confirmed and the Pacific Institute is satisfied that none of its staff knew of or was involved in any way.
  • NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center caught cooling the past

    06/06/2012 6:54:25 PM PDT · by Rocky · 15 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | June 6, 2012 | Christopher C. Burt
    Jeff Masters and I recently received an interesting email from Ken Towe who has been researching the NCDC historical temperature database and came across what appeared to be some startling inconsistencies. Namely that the average state temperature records used in the current trends analysis by the NCDC (National Climate Data Center) do not reflect the actual published records of such as they appeared in the Monthly Weather Reviews and Climatological Data Summaries of years past. Here is why. ------------------------------------------- Yet as we have seen time and time again, with the exception of a -0.05°C cooling applied for UHI (which is...
  • Thermodynamics of Global Warming

    06/06/2012 12:23:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jerome J. Schmitt
    What percentage change in global mean temperature (GMT) has occurred since the Industrial Revolution began? This can be calculated only by using an absolute temperature scale. Answer = +0.3%. Can this be so alarming to Al Gore? Indeed, the Kelvin absolute scale for temperature is one of only seven basic units of measure recognized in the International System of Units. Temperature measures the heat content of a substance -- a simple linear relation so long as the zero of the temperature scale is properly placed. Heat itself is a form of energy measured in joules, calories, or BTUs. The thermodynamic...
  • Historical Imagery of Greenland Glaciers Lessens Sea Level Rise Alarm

    06/05/2012 10:31:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 4, 2012 | By Pat Michaels via World Climate Report
    A new study using historical images of glaciers in southeast Greenland to investigate glacier response to climate changes suggests that the recently observed acceleration of ice loss from Greenland may not be a long-term phenomenon. Instead, as marine terminating glaciers reach their grounding line and as the termini of land-terminating glaciers migrate upwards in elevation, ice loss rates from glacial discharge may slacken. According to Anders Bjřrk and co-researchers: [T]he recent high rate of retreat may come to a slowdown when retreating marine-terminating glaciers reach their grounding line and become less sensitive to the influence of ocean temperature, or through...
  • Lord Monckton, conservative scholar, visits Texas Patriots PAC at Polls in Montgomery County

    05/30/2012 7:57:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | 05-25-2012 | Texas GOP Vote
    Lord Monckton was spotted at The Woodlands early voting polls on Thursday! He stopped by to express his admiration of the work that U.S. citizens in Tea Party organizations like Texas Patriots PAC are doing to get involved in the political process and choosing their elected representatives in government. The Texas Patriots PAC is a Tea Party based in Montgomery County, with offices in The Woodlands, controlled by nine board members who live in Montgomery County. Lord Monckton applauded the hard work of the Texas Patriots PAC volunteers: "Here in the U.S. you can still have some control over who...
  • Shocker:GISS... rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases”

    06/04/2012 10:10:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 3, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Full TITLE: Shocker: The Hansen/GISS team paper that says: “we argue that rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases” Note: This will be a top post for a day or two, new stories will appear below this one – please scroll down. Also, If you have not already, vote in the WUWT Sea Ice Forecast Poll, which closes at noon today.============================================================No, this isn’t a joke, it isn’t a fake document, and it isn’t a misinterpretation. It is a paper published by Dr. James Hansen (and the GISS team) in PNAS (Proceedings of the National...
  • The more science you know, the less worried you are about climate

    06/04/2012 9:22:37 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    The Register ^ | 29th May 2012 12:04 GMT | Lewis Page
    ('Abandon focus on sound science', say trick-cyclists) A US government-funded survey has found that Americans with higher levels of scientific and mathematical knowledge are more sceptical regarding the dangers of climate change than their more poorly educated fellow citizens. The results of the survey are especially remarkable as it was plainly not intended to show any such thing: Rather, the researchers and trick-cyclists who carried it out were doing so from the position that the "scientific consensus" (carbon-driven global warming is ongoing and extremely dangerous) is a settled fact, and the priority is now to find some way of getting...
  • 1930s photos show Greenland glaciers retreating faster than today ( it was no big deal then)

    06/02/2012 9:18:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | 2nd June 2012 09:07 GMT | Lewis Page
    Recently unearthed photographs taken by Danish explorers in the 1930s show glaciers in Greenland retreating faster than they are today, according to researchers. We're not worried about rising sea levels. Well, we are in a seaplane. The photos in question were taken by the seventh Thule Expedition to Greenland led by Dr Knud Rasmussen in 1932. The explorers were equipped with a seaplane, which they used to take aerial snaps of glaciers along the Arctic island's coasts. After the expedition returned the photographs were used to make maps and charts of the area, then placed in archives in Denmark where...
  • Warming gas levels hit 'troubling milestone'

    05/31/2012 8:27:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/31/12 | Seth Borenstein - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant. Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. The number isn't quite a surprise, because it's been rising at an accelerating pace. Years ago, it passed the 350 ppm mark that many scientists say is the highest safe level for carbon dioxide. It now stands globally at 395. So far, only the Arctic has reached that 400 level, but the rest of the...
  • At Canadian Embassy, global warming protester nears starvation

    06/01/2012 6:21:34 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    laslimes ^ | May 30, 2012 | Ian Duncan
    WASHINGTON -- On a patch of pavement outside the Canadian Embassy, Jay McGinley is trying to starve himself to death. After drinking nothing but water for more than 30 days, he appears close to achieving his goal. When he stands up, his dark blue sweater hangs from a wasted frame.
  • Europe solves its “green” quota, declares gas to be green enough

    06/01/2012 11:36:11 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    This is our favorite news item this week, hands down. The Europeans, so enamored by things green that they have implemented subsidies, mandates and regulations that have nearly strangled their economy, have found a way out of their dilemma. “Energy from gas power stations has been rebranded as a green, low-carbon source of power by a €80bn European Union programme, in a triumph of the deep-pocketed fossil fuel industry lobby over renewable forms of power,” reports the Guardian in Great Britain. There you have it. To make the green quota, simply reclassify a fossil fuel as green enough. Voila! ....
  • Earth's carbon dioxide levels hit 'troubling milestone' in Arctic

    06/01/2012 4:36:50 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | Friday, June 1, 2012 | SETH BORENSTEIN, AP
    WASHINGTON -- The world's air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant. Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is the chief greenhouse gas and stays in the atmosphere for 100 years. Some carbon dioxide is natural, mainly from decomposing dead plants and animals. Before the Industrial Age, levels were about 275 ppm.
  • Solyndra --- Symbol of Failure --- new Romney Ad

    06/01/2012 11:42:04 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    mittromney ^ | June 1, 2012 | Romney Campaign
    Published on Jun 1, 2012 by mittromney Two years ago, President Obama went to Solyndra and touted it as an example of his initiative to create jobs. Today, the company is bankrupt and the building stands empty as a symbol of the failure of President Obama's
  • Democrats squirm at Solyndra vs. Bain questions

    05/30/2012 5:46:45 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 30 May 2012 | Neil Munro
    Republicans are scoffing at Democrats’ attempts to explain why President Barack Obama’s failed green-tech investments are unimportant but Mitt Romney’s few failures at Bain Capital, an otherwise wildly successful private equity firm, are a scandal. Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter tried out the new tactic during a May 30 appearance on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown,” when she was asked about the president’s support for Solyndra. “The president’s not picking winners and losers, he’s making strategic investment to promote clean energy,” she said. “Mitt Romney’s role at Bain Capital was to make profits for his investors and for himself. … There...
  • Mitt Romney Visits Solyndra Amid Attack on Obama Jobs Record ( Video )

    06/01/2012 9:40:40 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 31, 2012
    AP Photo Mitt Romney arrived at the shuttered headquarters of Solyndra Inc. this morning, a surprise visit that was shrouded in secrecy and part of the presumptive GOP presidential candidate’s attack on President Obama’s record on jobs creation.“Two years ago President Obama was here to tout this building and this business as a symbol of the success of his stimulus,” said Romney, stepping off a bus and onto the public sidewalk in front of the Solyndra buildings just outside Silicon Valley. “Well you can see that it’s a symbol of something very different today.” Read More About Solyndra from ABC’s...
  • CARB’s Mary Nichols disallows presentation of public concerns on cap-and-trade carbon trading

    05/31/2012 5:44:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 31, 2012 | Guest post by Lorraine Yapps Cohen
    California Air Resources Board (CARB) met on Thursday, May 24. On the agenda was discussion toward deciding where and how to spend the billions raised from cap-and-trade carbon trading in the state.At the public meeting was Betty Plowman, who attended the meeting to present a letter on behalf of the industries that CARB calls polluters, the California Construction Trucking Association (CCTA) and California Dump Truck Owners Association. The letter describes CARB’s threats to these industries, induced by the Board’s regulations that are, in turn, based on junk science. The letter’s signatories indicate intention to seek reparations for the regulated class...
  • Canada’s Sun News Network Coverage of Heartland’s Seventh Climate Conference

    05/30/2012 9:30:08 AM PDT · by Twotone
    Heartland Blog ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jim Lakely
    The Sun News Network in Canada extensively covered our Seventh International Conference on Climate Change at the Hilton Chicago. For that, The Heartland Institute is very grateful — but the viewers of the excellent network should be even more appreciative. The sharp and entertaining Ezra Levant anchored the coverage, and his dispatches are not to be missed. Below you can view seven videos of his reports for his program, “The Source.”
  • Climate Science – What You Are Not Being Told – With Videos – With UPDATE

    05/28/2012 10:15:57 PM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 13 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 29 May 2012 | TonyfromOz
    With so much information about Climate Science, are we really get the full information, or just parts of it that leave out other aspects of what we are told is the 'Great Debate' of our time. Either way, we are only getting one side of that debate. Here, Doctor David Evans explains with three videos some of the information we are not being told, from the other side of the debate. Joanne Nova, who runs the popular Australian Science site JoNova also adds a video explaining the other side of Climate.
  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Rips Global Warming Alarmism

    05/28/2012 10:05:57 PM PDT · by seamus · 6 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | 05/29/2012 | Jim Lakely
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner attended last week's climate conference at The Heartland Institute in Chicago and made it clear: The alarmists will not be setting policy in the US if he has anything to say about it. Watch the video here: http://climateconferences.heartland.org/jim-sensenbrenner-iccc7/
  • Climate change deniers not stupid, just trying to fit in, says study ( BARF ALERT!)

    05/28/2012 10:27:29 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 24 replies
    Death and Taxes Magazine ^ | May 28th 2012 | DJ Pangburn
    A recent Yale University study funded by the National Science Foundation found that those with opposing views on climate change don’t hold those views because of insufficient scientific understanding, but because of “opposing sets of cultural values.” To be specific, people have a rather solid foundation in science and mathematics, but they use scientific evidence to fit their cultural group’s values. In other words, global warming deniers aren’t stupid, they just want to fit in. “In effect, ordinary members of the public credit or dismiss scientific information on disputed issues based on whether the information strengthens or weakens their ties...
  • It Took Earth Ten Million Years to Recover from Greatest Mass Extinction

    05/28/2012 7:25:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | May 27, 2012 | University of Bristol
    It took some 10 million years for Earth to recover from the greatest mass extinction of all time, latest research has revealed. Life was nearly wiped out 250 million years ago, with only 10 per cent of plants and animals surviving. It is currently much debated how life recovered from this cataclysm, whether quickly or slowly. Recent evidence for a rapid bounce-back is evaluated in a new review article by Dr Zhong-Qiang Chen, from the China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, and Professor Michael Benton from the University of Bristol. They find that recovery from the crisis lasted some 10...
  • ICCC-7

    05/27/2012 5:53:31 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    The theme of the 7th International Conference on Climate Change was “Real Science, Real Choices.” We featured approximately 50 scientists and policy experts speaking at plenary sessions and panel discussions exploring what real climate science is telling us about the causes and consequences of climate change, and the real consequences of choices being made based on the current perceptions of the state of climate science.
  • The CIA documents the global cooling research of the 1970’s

    05/26/2012 3:14:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | May 25, 2012 | Guest post by David Archibald -- Anthony Watts
    Posted on May 25, 2012 by Anthony Watts Seal of the C.I.A. – Central Intelligence Agency of the United States Government (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Despite what NCDC’s Thomas Peterson, Wikiwrangler William Connolley, and John Fleck would like you to believe as a “myth” (The Myth of the 1970s Global Cooling Scientific Consensus), there was in fact serious consideration of the global cooling issue in the 1970’s thanks to this 1974 document from the CIA. – AnthonyThe CIA Report and the Warning from WisconsinGuest post by David ArchibaldIn August, 1974, the Office of Research and Development of the Central Intelligence Agency produced...
  • Facepalm! Gore’s “dirty energy = dirty weather” claims about the US are laughable in the context of

    05/26/2012 2:36:47 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | May 26, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on May 26, 2012 by Anthony Watts Al Gore, is his usual incompetent persona, is bloviating weapons grade nonsense again.A few prior examples: On TV, Earth’s core is millions of degrees, in AIT, snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro will gone due to global warming, except the snows are growing, and Gore’s 24  hours of Climate Reality “high school science” that is so solid it has to be faked in post production.Gore’s got a new schtick, he is now complaining about “dirty energy” making “dirty weather”.From the Daily Caller there’s this: Former Vice President Al Gore showed that he isn’t giving...
  • Still at it: Gore blames ‘dirty energy and dirty money’ for ‘dirty weather,’ ‘extreme climate....

    05/25/2012 8:00:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Still at it: Gore blames ‘dirty energy and dirty money’ for ‘dirty weather,’ ‘extreme climate events’ [VIDEO] By Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller 8:31 AM 05/25/2012 Former Vice President Al Gore showed that he isn’t giving up on sounding the alarm on global warming and its catastrophic consequences in an appearance on Current TV’s “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” on Thursday. Gore, who owns CurrentTV and appeared alongside former Obama administration “green jobs czar” Van Jones, explained that “dirty energy and dirty money” are thwarting a green economy. And that, according to the former vice president, is behind...
  • ‘Clean Coal’ Means No Coal

    05/25/2012 2:59:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 25, 2012 | Nash Keune
    Two weeks ago, the Obama campaign quietly edited its website to highlight the president’s support for “clean coal.” In place of a section for “energy efficiency” with no mention of coal, BarackObama.com now boasts that the stimulus package “invested substantially in carbon capture and sequestration research.” The administration’s position on coal has, shall we say, evolved. In 2001, the EPA released an endangerment finding stating that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide threaten public health and the environment by contributing to climate change and that therefore they could be regulated under the Clean Air Act. Since then, as Bryan Walsh...
  • The sum of Yamal is greater than its parts ( More on the Global Warming Hoax )

    05/25/2012 6:37:57 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 24, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    This post will be a sticky top post for a day or two, new stories will appear below this one.Climategate ContinuesBy Andrew Montford & Harold AmblerMay 24, 2012 4:00 A.M. in the National Review – reposted here with permissionClimategate, the 2009 exposure of misconduct at the University of East Anglia, was a terrible blow to the reputation of climatology, and indeed to that of British and American science. Although that story hasn’t been in the news in recent months, new evidence of similar scientific wrongdoing continues to emerge, with a new scandal hitting the climate blogosphere just a few days...
  • Poll: Maj. of N.J. residents call climate change a 'real concern,' want gov't to take larger role

    05/25/2012 1:55:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | May 25, 2012 | By Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger
    After a year of erratic weather, a large majority of New Jersey residents consider climate change and global warming a real concern — and they also expect government to start taking a bigger role in protecting the environment, according to a Kean University/NJ Speaks poll released today. The possible effects of climate change and global warming were a concern for 71 percent of respondents in the poll, and nearly all of those, 69 percent, said human activity has contributed to global warming and other environmental problems.
  • Don't serve carbon lies, ACCC warns (Australia's draconian Carbon Police)

    05/25/2012 9:09:48 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 5/25/12 | Phil Hudson
    SHOPS and restaurants could face fines up to $1.1 million if waiters or sales staff wrongly blame the carbon tax for price rises or exaggerate the impact. And households are being warned to watch out for telephone scammers offering to deposit carbon tax compensation into their bank accounts. The prices watchdog, the ACCC, will today launch its countdown to the July 1 carbon tax with a special focus on helping small businesses understand their obligations and consumers to be vigilant for false claims. It is releasing internet videos to help business, a 16-page guide and has set up a dedicated...