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  • Global non-warming prompts reversals… Except here

    02/02/2012 11:49:36 AM PST · by landsbaum · 3 replies
    It seems much of the world is wising up to the Global Warming Alarmism that has driven so much foolish and costly taxation and regulation, subsidies and profiteering. Well, much but not all of the world. Here’s a quick overview, courtesy of the British Global Warming Policy Foundation: . . .
  • UAH global temperature anomaly goes negative UAH global temperature anomaly goes negative

    02/02/2012 1:28:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 2, 2012 | By Dr. Roy Spencer
    Posted on February 2, 2012 by Anthony Watts UAH Global Temperature Update for January 2012: -0.09 deg. CBy Dr. Roy Spencer PERSONAL NOTE: I’ve been unavailable for a while…my oldest daughter was in a bad car accident, will be OK eventually, but won’t walk for about 3 months. So, I might not be answering queries.The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly for January, 2012 took a precipitous plunge, not totally unexpected for a La Nina January (click on the image for the full-size version):The 3rd order polynomial fit to the data (courtesy of Excel) is for entertainment purposes only, and...
  • 8 Reasons to Dump That Cheating Doctor (Trenberth et al are wrong in the WSJ) ( AGW Crowd Reacts ..

    02/02/2012 12:53:38 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    JoNova ^ | February 3rd, 2012 | Joanne
    Hand back your science degrees Trenberth et al. Thirty eight of the worlds top, most consequential climate scientists sought to slap down the Nobel prize winner, astronaut and glitterati of science, and all they could come up with was a logical fallacy and a single paragraph of incohate, innumerate, and improbable evidence. It’s hand-waving on stilts.Is that the best they can do?Trenberth and co try to rebut No Need to Panic About Global Warming, but those 16 eminent scientists quoted evidence and pointed out major flaws in the assumptions of the theory. They described forms of scientific malpractice, and called...
  • Climate data chills global-warming alarmism

    02/02/2012 11:54:02 AM PST · by landsbaum · 28 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 2-2-2012 | Orange County Register editorial boarad
    The Earth's temperature hasn't increased significantly in about 15 years, which wouldn't be big news except global warming extremists had predicted temperatures would soar during that time because of manmade greenhouse-gas emissions. That forecast would be just another failed hypothesis, except governments around the world used the threatened overheating as an excuse to regulate, tax and subsidize in order to curb greenhouse gases and, of course, to save the Earth. . . .
  • It’s back!plan to kill talk radio. Group advising White House wants to restore controversial policy

    02/02/2012 7:51:58 AM PST · by tutstar · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Klein Online ^ | 2 1 2012 | Aaron Klein
    Actual title is : It’s baaack! The plan to kill talk radio. Group advising White House wants to restore controversial policy An organization that helped to craft President Obama’s environmental policies has recommended the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, purportedly as a method of silencing critics of the theory of global warming. The Presidential Climate Action Project, or PCAP, last year released an extensive list of recommendations for the White House in a 75-page paper entitled, “Building the Obama Administration’s Climate Legacy.” Primary among the PCAP’s recommendations is that the Department of Energy should join the U.S. Department of Housing...
  • Three States to Require Insurers to Disclose Climate-Change Response Plans

    02/02/2012 7:49:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2012 | By FELICITY BARRINGER
    Insurance commissioners in California, New York and Washington State will require that companies disclose how they intend to respond to the risks their businesses and customers face from increasingly severe storms and wildfires, rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change, California’s commissioner said Wednesday. “Our experience and other states’ experience as regulators is you get a far better response rate if you require response to be provided than if you just allow companies to decide when and how they will respond,” said Dave Jones, the California commissioner. “Our goal is to have the most complete, best and accurate...
  • Briggs schools the “Bad Astronomer” on statistics ( RE: “No Need to Panic About Global Warming” )

    02/01/2012 6:19:45 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | ebruary 1, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    That letter signed by 16 scientists saying there’s “No Need to Panic About Global Warming” to the Wall Street Journal has caused a great disturbance in the farce. At last count there were no less than  19 blog rebuttals plus one new WSJ op ed piece trying to convince the alliance that all is well. It didn’t work. But, they know the AGW Alliance Death Star has been compromised before its mission can be completed, the Rebellion has seen the plans and the Alliance knows it is only a matter of time before “the consensus” blows apart. Reports are that “Michael...
  • Giant Veil of “Cold Plasma” Discovered High Above Earth

    01/30/2012 1:20:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | January 27, 2012 | justthefactswuwt
    From National Geographic:Clouds of charged particles stretch a quarter the way to the moon, experts say.Clouds of “cold plasma” reach from the top of Earth’s atmosphere to at least a quarter the distance to the moon, according to new data from a cluster of European satellites.Earth generates cold plasma—slow-moving charged particles—at the edge of space, where sunlight strips electrons from gas atoms, leaving only their positively charged cores, or nuclei.(Find out how cold plasma might also help explain why Mars is missing its atmosphere.)Researchers had suspected these hard-to-detect particles might influence incoming space weather, such as this week’s solar flare...
  • EDITORIAL: Global warming’s ‘dirty laundry’ University of Virginia should disclose climate emails

    01/30/2012 9:07:11 AM PST · by fella · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 27 Jan. 2012 | The Washington Times
    Those who say man alone is responsible for overheating the planet frequently dismiss any role the sun might play. As can be seen in an ongoing freedom-of-information lawsuit leveled against the University of Virginia (UVA), sunshine is precisely what the heralds of climate catastrophe fear most of all.
  • Children just aren't going to know what sun is [Global Cooling?]

    01/29/2012 6:56:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 29, 2012 | By James Delingpole
    There's a great piece by David Rose in the Mail On Sunday nicely summing up what a lot of us here knew already: that the thing we really need to fear right now is not global warming but global cooling. And that, on current evidence, it's global cooling we're going to get. The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years. The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year...
  • SUNY Canton professor says behaviorism could help solve global warming

    01/29/2012 6:42:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    A SUNY Canton faculty member says behaviorism could be instrumental in providing new solutions to global warming. Professor Stephen F. Ledoux’s article in the January-February 2012 issue of American Scientist, “Behaviorism at 100,” says changing people’s behavior is key to tackling the effects of human behavior on the climate. “Natural scientists are working to solve problems like global warming within the limited time frame available before we must experience its worst effects,” Ledoux said. “In that process, scientists note that solutions require changes in human behavior, yet they have lacked definitive access to a natural science of behavior. We now...
  • Global Warming vs. affordable inhalers: An inconvenient truth

    01/29/2012 6:35:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2012 | by Bob Siegel
    The pharmacist seemed sympathetic to my plight. Sadly, he explained that Primatene Mist (an over the counter inhaler for asthmatics) had been taken off the market. I was not surprised. Certainly many doctors have warned people of Primatene’s potential side effects. Oddly enough, medical concerns had nothing to do with its removal. Instead the pharmacist started talking about Global Warming. In denial, I jumped on the internet, hoping against hope that the pharmacist had somehow been mistaken. Instead I found an AP article from late 2011. “Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives...
  • California Adopts Robust Plan for Cleaner Cars

    01/28/2012 9:37:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The California Air Resources Board (ARB) today approved a historic package of vehicle polices that will reduce air pollution and the adverse public health impacts of cars and trucks. The package of initiatives will save Californians $22 billion through 2025, according to ARB analysis. By 2025, the program will create 21,000 new jobs across the state as consumers spend less on gasoline and shift that money to more productive parts of the economy. Individual consumers will save $4,000 over the life of the typical car sold in 2025, even after paying for clean car technology. The added cost of the...
  • Climate Change Debate Brewing in American Classrooms

    01/28/2012 9:18:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 27, 2012 | By Sam Favate
    Climate change — that topic that makes you bang your head against the wall when talking to your obstinate brother-in-law — is the new battleground in science education in middle and high schools. While courts have held that some criticism of evolution in public schools is a violation of the separation of church and state, deniers of climate change argue that they are simply pushing academic freedom. Eugenie Scott, the executive director of the National Center for Science Education, told the LAT it will be harder to use the courts to protect climate science education, since climate change denial is...
  • New USDA plant zones clearly show climate change

    01/28/2012 9:02:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2012 | By Jason Samenow
    Planting zones are retreating north all over the country, but the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) won’t state the obvious: the shift is a rock solid indicator of climate change. Although these zones, which serve as a guide to the kinds of plants that can grow, have shifted north in most areas, USDA shied away from making a climate change connection. “The map is not a good instrument for determining climate change,” said Kim Kaplan, a spokeswoman for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service. “It’s not that there hasn’t been global climate change it’s that the map isn’t a good...
  • New Emails Reveal Fraud of Climate Science ( This is from NEWSWEEK...)

    01/27/2012 8:36:10 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    News Week ^ | November 25, 2011 at 9:55 AM | Posted by nationalforestlawblog
    Forbes reports on a release of a new batch of emails where prominent climate scientists reveal that they actively deleted protected emails in an attempt to avoid releasing evidence that the data does not support alleged man-made warming. According to the Forbes report: Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political “cause” rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each...
  • A dangerous shift in Obama’s ‘climate change’ rhetoric

    01/27/2012 1:13:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2012 | By Maxwell T. Boykoff
    What happened to “climate change” and “global warming”? The Earth is still getting hotter, but those terms have nearly disappeared from political vocabulary. President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday was a prime example of this shift. The president said “climate change” just once. By contrast, Obama used the terms “energy” and “clean energy” nearly two dozen times. A recent Brown University study looked specifically at the Obama administration’s language and found that mentions of “climate change” have been replaced by calls for “clean energy” and “energy independence.” Graciela Kincaid, a co-author of the study, wrote: “The phrases ‘climate...
  • The verdict is in on climate change

    01/22/2012 8:03:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 85 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 22, 2012 | By Naomi Oreskes
    When it comes to climate change, open-mindedness is the wrong approach. I study the history of climate science, and my research has shown that the think tanks and institutes that deny the reality or severity of climate change, or promote distrust of climate science, do so out of self-interest, ideological conviction or both. In my travels, I have met many, many people who have told me that they are not in denial about climate change; they simply don't know enough to decide. Since the mid-1990s, there has been clear-cut evidence that the climate is changing because of human activities: burning...
  • South Florida climate change plan attacked (great comments telling it like it is!)

    01/21/2012 9:57:03 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | Jan 20, 2012 | David Fleshler
    A South Florida plan to prepare for rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change has drawn intense criticism from a small segment of the public who see a conspiracy to weaken the United States. "Bogus science." "Socialist power grab." "A UN-based manmade global warming agenda that will tangle us all up in a nightmare." These are among the public comments received in response to the Draft Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan, produced by Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties. "Anyone of even modest intelligence should be able to see that it is nothing more than One-World,...
  • Climate change skepticism seeps into science classrooms

    01/17/2012 12:28:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 59 replies
    latimes ^ | January 16, 2012 | By Neela Banerjee, Washington Bureau
    Some states have introduced education standards requiring teachers to defend the denial of man-made global warming. A national watchdog group says it will start monitoring classrooms. Reporting from Washington— A flash point has emerged in American science education that echoes the battle over evolution, as scientists and educators report mounting resistance to the study of man-made climate change in middle and high schools. Although scientific evidence increasingly shows that fossil fuel consumption has caused the climate to change rapidly, the issue has grown so politicized that skepticism of the broad scientific consensus has seeped into classrooms. Texas and Louisiana have...
  • Congress Blocks DOD LEED Platinum, Gold Certification Funding

    01/17/2012 10:51:59 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    Energy Boom ^ | January 11, 2012 | Jeanne Roberts
    As a result of the December 31 presidential signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA; H.R. 1540), the Department of Defense, or DOD, is prohibited from funding any LEED Platinum or Gold certification of new buildings for the current fiscal year, unless it submits notification of intent 30 days before the money is allocated. The only exception to the rule is if LEED Gold or Platinum certifications don’t involve additional expense. Under the same legislation, the DOD is required to submit a report to Congress (Sec. 2830) no later than June 30 on energy efficiency and sustainability standards used...
  • US Republicans stir transatlantic tensions over climate change

    01/13/2012 11:08:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies · 1+ views
    EurActiv ^ | 13 January 2012
    Concerns are growing in Brussels that persistent denial of human-caused global warming among Republican presidential hopefuls could damage EU-US relations and even spark a trade conflict. All the leading challengers for the White House have staked out positions on global warming that defy the international scientific consensus, causing what Thomas Legge, a climate officer for the German Marshall Fund, called “exasperation” in Brussels. Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said in September she was “shocked that the political debate in the US is so far away from the scientific facts.” “When you hear American presidential candidates denying climate change, it's difficult...
  • Union chief: Congress controlled by 'climate change deniers'

    01/12/2012 12:29:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 12, 2012 | Ben Geman
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Thursday that climate change deniers call the shots in Congress. “[I]t is clear that as long as Congress is effectively controlled by climate change deniers, all of us — investors, companies, workers and the broader public — must take action ourselves,” Trumka said. In a wide-ranging speech in New York at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk & Energy Solutions, Trumka made the case for creating jobs with the build-out of low-carbon infrastructure. He said the collapse of global warming legislation has prompted the labor federation to seek other means to spur investments in...
  • EPA: (U.S.) Power plants main global warming culprits (ULTRa BaRF ALerT! Gubamint Runamuckin')

    01/11/2012 1:06:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/11/12 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming. Power plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to the Environmental Protection Agency for 2010, according to information released Wednesday that was the first catalog of global warming pollution by facility. The data include more than 6,700 of the largest industrial sources of greenhouse gases, or about 80 percent of total U.S. emissions. According to an Associated Press analysis of the data, 20 mostly coal-fired power plants in...
  • Russian Oligarch Tries to Cash In on Obama's Crony Capitalism

    01/10/2012 12:58:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | January 10, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    The Department of Energy announced on Friday it would not complete a low-interest, $730 million loan toSeverstal North America, after it had given the company a conditional commitment in July under its Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program. DOE gave no reason for its disapproval of the loan, but it had come under scrutiny about its judgment after the collapse of solar company Solyndra, which was lent $535 million in taxpayer dollars. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa called upon Energy Secretary Stephen Chu to revisit the Severstal project – which would modernize its facility in Dearborn,...
  • THAT famous email explained and the first Volunteer Global Warming Skeptic

    01/09/2012 11:13:10 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 1+ views
    JoNova ^ | January 10th, 2012 | Guest post by: Geoffrey H Sherrington, Scientist.
    Years before Climategate, THAT email, from Phil Jones to Warwick Hughes told us everything we needed to know about the scientific standards at the Climate Research Unit of East Anglia. THAT email was the tip of the iceberg, and below is what lay underneath the surface — the things that were said behind the scenes at the time. Geoff Sherrington has pieced together a sequence of climategate emails, his own emails, and parts of Warwick Hughes work to recreate the sequence. And for the true skeptic-aficionados, here’s a new layer of history to the skeptical chronology. Where did this volunteer...
  • Children just aren’t going to know what hail is… (More Global warming propaganda )

    01/09/2012 2:11:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | January 9, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Source of title inspiration hereFrom NOAA Headquarters.Colorado mountain hail may disappear in a warmer futureNOAA-led study shows less hail, more rain in region’s future, with possible increase in flood riskSummertime hail such as this, which fell in Boulder, could all but disappear from the eastern flank of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains by 2070, according to a new modeling study by scientists from NOAA and several other institutions. Credit: Will von Dauster, NOAA Summertime hail could all but disappear from the eastern flank of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains by 2070, according to a new modeling study by scientists from NOAA and several other...
  • Only YOU can save Earth from the next ice age!

    01/09/2012 8:19:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    You need to curb those carbon emissions or else you’ll be responsible for warming up the planet, sinking the Maldives and ruining skiing season for everyone. Just ask Al Gore. But apparently the “settled science” still isn’t quite so settled, at least not at Cambridge. Scientists there have concluded a lengthy study of climate cycles as they relate to “wobbles” in the Earth’s orbit around the sun and reached a somewhat different conclusion… man’s emissions of carbon might be the only thing standing between us and another ice age. Researchers used data on the Earth’s orbit and other things to...
  • Was Margaret Thatcher the first climate sceptic? Margaret Thatcher was the first leader to warn...

    01/08/2012 8:59:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12 Jun 2010 | Christopher Booker
    Margaret Thatcher was the first leader to warn of global warming - but also the first to see the flaws in the climate change orthodoxy A persistent claim made by believers in man-made global warming – they were at it again last week – is that no politician was more influential in launching the worldwide alarm over climate change than Margaret Thatcher. David Cameron, so the argument runs, is simply following in her footsteps by committing the Tory party to its present belief in the dangers of global warming, and thus showing himself in this respect, if few others, to...
  • Increased CO2 Emissions Will Delay Next Ice Age ( And that is a good thing!)

    01/08/2012 9:21:33 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | January 8, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Sir Fred Hoyle Vindicated (Via Dr. Benny Peiser of the GWPF) According to new research to be published in Nature Geoscience  (embargoed until 1800 GMT/10AM PST, Sunday 8 January 2012), the next ice age could set in any time this millennium where it not for increases in anthropogenic CO2 emissions that are preventing such a global disaster from occurring. The new research confirms the theory developed by the late Sir Fred Hoyle and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe in the 1990s that without increased levels of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere ‘the drift into new ice-age conditions would be inevitable.’Hoyle and Wickramasinghe...
  • California Truckers Take EPA to Court Over Emissions Rules

    01/06/2012 9:55:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/6/12 | Claudia Cowen
    For the first time, the federal government is regulating big-rigs, RV's, and tractor-trailers in much the same way it's held car makers to rigorous fuel efficiency standards for decades. But a group of California truckers contends the regulations will drive them right out of business -- and has filed suit to block them. The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering large trucks and buses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20 percent and overhaul engine design starting with models built in 2014. Most operators will need to spend thousands upgrading their rigs or buying new vehicles,
  • Amanda Carey: Green Movement Dead In The Water

    01/06/2012 9:40:13 AM PST · by Signalman · 28 replies
    WUWT ^ | 1/6/2012 | Anthony Watts
    Friday, 06 January 2012 09:12 Amanda Carey, Capital Research Center A careful look at the history of environmental activism shows how the movement has been unravelling. Now it seems to be dead in the water. In 2012, three years into President Barack Obama’s first term, green activists are asking, “What went wrong?” Where are all the new laws and regulations regulating energy use and the natural resource production? Where are the public-private partnerships signalling a new era of enironmentalist problem-solving? Where’s Al Gore? Shouldn’t he be lurking over President Obama’s shoulder, smiling, as the President signs yet another green jobs...
  • Defund the IPCC Now ( US has been secretly hiding their funding of the IPCC)

    01/05/2012 11:02:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | January 5, 2012 | Willis Eschenbach
    Guest Post by Willis EschenbachWell, I woke up to some bad news this morning. It turns out that the GAO, the US General Accounting Office, says US has been secretly hiding their funding of the IPCC for the last decade.They were already told not to do that by the GAO. In the 2005 GAO report with the swingeing title of “Federal Reports on Climate Change Funding Should Be Clearer and More Complete”, the GAO said … well, basically what the title said. But noooo, those sneaky bureaucrats didn’t do that at all.The latest 2011 GAO Report says the US government...
  • Gore Praises Romney's 'Climate Protection Plan'

    01/05/2012 10:10:42 AM PST · by BAW · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Dallas Blog ^ | Jan 5, 2011 | Tom McGregor
    Former Vice President Al Gore, America’s green guru, is a man who rarely says anything good about Republican politicians. But that’s until Gore read Mitt Romney’s ‘Climate Protection Plan,’ that outlined his cap-and-trade initiative in 2004, while he served as governor of Massachusetts. Grist, an environmental news website, quotes Romney as saying, “I believe the world’s getting warmer … I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that … I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may...
  • U.S. Taxpayers Cover Nearly Half the Cost of U.N.’s Global Warming Panel

    01/05/2012 9:43:06 AM PST · by opentalk · 17 replies · 1+ views
    CNSnews ^ | January 3, 2011 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) determined that the United States funded the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations’ authority on alleged man-made global warming, with $31.1 million since 2001, nearly half of the panel’s annual budget. The GAO also found that this funding information “was not available in budget documents or on the websites of the relevant federal agencies, and the agencies are generally not required to report this information to Congress.” In a Nov. 17, 2011 report, “International Climate Change Assessments: Federal Agencies Should Improve Reporting and Oversight of U.S. Funding,” the GAO...
  • Canadian Senate Testimony – Skeptic side now being heard in Canadian politics ( AGW Skeptics)

    01/03/2012 11:58:58 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | January 1, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Mark Thompson submits this story:Now that we have a majority Conserviative government in Canada and the past history of Liberal obfuscation is being erased, the Canadian and the broader world public is now getting a chance to hear the truth on climate issues.The video link provided is two hours of testimony before a Canadian Senate Committee from December 15, 2011. Most who have a skeptical viewpoint will have already heard of some or all of the four presenters.The presentations and follow-up questions are both excellent! Interesting to note the avoidance of some of the alarmist bullying seen in some of...
  • Harsh Political Reality Slows Climate Studies Despite Extreme Year (running out of loot)

    12/25/2011 5:10:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/24/11 | JUSTIN GILLIS
    Harsh Political Reality Slows Climate Studies Despite Extreme YearBy JUSTIN GILLIS Published: December 24, 2011 At the end of one of the most bizarre weather years in American history, climate research stands at a crossroads. Scientists say they could, in theory, do a much better job of answering the question “Did global warming have anything to do with it?” after extreme weather events like the drought in Texas and the floods in New England. But for many reasons, efforts to put out prompt reports on the causes of extreme weather are essentially languishing. Chief among the difficulties that scientists face:...
  • Congressman Rohrabacher’s speech on climate issues

    12/19/2011 2:38:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | December 17, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Remarks given by Mr. Rohrabacher of California on December 8, 2011 on the floor of the House, a matter of public record. Mr. Speaker, tonight, as a strong advocate of human progress through advancing mankind’s understanding of science and engineering, I rise to discuss a blatant abuse and misuse of science. A few nights ago, I watched a video of President Eisenhower’s 1961 Farewell Address. Unfortunately, his much heralded prescient warning of a military/industrial complex has obscured another warning in that farewell address that is just as significant: Eisenhower pointed to the danger “of domination of the nation’s scholars by...
  • Running from Climate Change: The Obama Administration’s Changing Rhetoric

    12/26/2011 5:06:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Climate and Development lab ^ | December 22, 2011 | By Graciela Kincaid
    At both President Obama’s “job speech” to the Joint Session of Congress and his speech at the Clinton Global Initiative last September, one issue was shockingly absent from the agenda: climate change. The term was scarcely mentioned in either speech, and more surprisingly, the administration also failed to deliver on the more popular message of clean energy. For all the talk of job creation and economic growth, the role of green jobs and a potential transition to a green economy were missing from the dialogue. In fact, lately the green jobs issue has taken a serious hit because green innovation...
  • Global Warming and Walnut Trees: a Case Study in Deception

    12/21/2011 10:43:48 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | December 19, 2011 | Guest post by Dr. David Deming
    The science of global warming is allegedly “settled.” The American Physical Society has declared that “global warming is occurring” and that the “evidence is incontrovertible.” According to environmentalists and advocacy organizations, unchecked global warming will lead to an environmental disaster of unprecedented proportions. Polar icecaps will melt and rising seas will inundate coastal cities. Species will become extinct. Green pastures and sylvan glades will be transformed into deserts of scorched and desiccated sand. But the science of global warming is not settled. And there is scarcely any unambiguous scientific evidence that significant future harm will occur to either human beings...
  • Fmr. Thatcher advisor Lord Monckton to pursue fraud charges against Climategate scientists:

    12/15/2011 4:14:49 PM PST · by StACase · 25 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | Thursday, December 15, 2011 | Christopher Monckton
    Making the police state work for you By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in London Now that six policemen from the Norfolk and Metropolitan forces have invaded the home and “borrowed” the computers of “Tallbloke”, the first blogger in the UK to reveal the existence of the 5000 Climategate 2.0 emails, you may ask why the British police seem so much more interested in tracking down and punishing the whistle-blower/“thief” than in dealing with the many crimes by crooked IPCC “scientists” that the emails expose. There is a good reason why the police have gone after the whistle-blower and yet have...
  • Barack Obama has become a monster

    12/20/2011 9:19:50 AM PST · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-19-11 | DrJohn
    And Obama again proves that only gullible, stupid people vote for him. [VIDEO AT SITE] Posted on the pomposity that is the site of the "Office of the President Elect" it says this: Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack...
  • EXCLUSIVE: EPA Ponders Expanded Regulatory Power In Name of 'Sustainable Development"

    12/19/2011 9:40:45 AM PST · by NCDragon · 25 replies
    FOXNews.com ^ | December 19, 2011 | George Russell
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to change how it analyzes problems and makes decisions, in a way that will give it vastly expanded power to regulate businesses, communities and ecosystems in the name of “sustainable development,” the centerpiece of a global United Nations conference slated for Rio de Janeiro next June. The major focus of the EPA thinking is a weighty study the agency commissioned last year from the National Academies of Science. Published in August, the study, entitled “Sustainability and the U.S. EPA,” cost nearly $700,000 and involved a team of a dozen outside experts and about half...
  • James Delingpole: Great Britain, the Green Movement, and the End of the World

    12/19/2011 9:17:01 AM PST · by Stalwart · 4 replies
    Hoover Institute via YouTube ^ | 12/8/11 | James Delingpole
    Interview with James Delingpole, from the Uncommon Knowledge series at the Hoover Institute. 48 minutes. Variety of topics covered include the Euro, Climategate, the UK riots, etc.
  • Climate change drops off 'hot topic' list (science fiction unaffordable)

    12/17/2011 9:05:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 12/15/11 | Adam Corner
    Climate change drops off 'hot topic' list11:38 15 December 2011 by Adam Corner Interest in climate change has dropped off, and resistance to sustainability surcharges is a consequence of recession This year's British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey comes complete with gloomy headlines on public opinion about climate change. Compared with surveys in 1993 and 2000, concern about the seriousness of environmental threats has decreased, and the number of people saying they were willing to pay more for environmentally friendly services has dropped significantly. Against a backdrop of economic woes, the finding that people are less keen to pay a sustainability...
  • British Police Raid Climategate Blogger's Home

    12/17/2011 7:19:05 AM PST · by Abathar · 21 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 12/16/2011 | Timothy Birdnow
    There is often a price to pay for miracles. Several years back a miracle occured at Climate Audit, the website of Steve McIntyre (the man who debunked Michael Mann's Hockey Stick graph); a slew of e-mails hacked or leaked from the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia were released via a Russian server, exposing the private plottings of the group now often called The Team to subvert the science of Global Warming, to intimidate editors of journals, to get alarmist papers peer-reviewed and ban papers from those who do not see Global Warming as a crisis. It...
  • Climategate Bombshell: Did U.S. Gov't Help Hide Climate Data?

    12/16/2011 10:16:49 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 16, 2011 | Maxim Lott
    The data "has to be well hidden. I’ve discussed this with the main funder (U.S. Dept of Energy) in the past and they are happy about not releasing the original station data.” The emails have outraged climate-change skeptics who say they can't trust climate studies unless they see the raw data -- and how it has been adjusted. "In every endeavor of science, making your work replicable by others is a basic tenet of proof,” Anthony Watts, a meteorologist and climate change blogger, told FoxNews.com. “If other scientists cannot replicate your work, it brings your work into question.” "What’s missing,"...
  • Obama's Justice Department joins Britain's 'Climategate' leaker manhunt

    12/15/2011 3:22:00 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/15/11 7:57 AM | Christopher C. Horner
    OpEd Contributor I have seen apparent proof that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, is working with United Kingdom police to pursue the leaker of the 2009 and 2011 “Climategate” emails. I have learned that last week DOJ sent a search-and-seizure letter to the host of three climate-change "skeptic" blogs. Last night, UK police raided a blogger’s home and removed computers and equipment.The leaked records derailed “cap-and-trade” legislation in the U.S. and, internationally, as well as talks for a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. The emails and computer code were produced with taxpayer funds and held on taxpayer-owned computers both in the US and the UK, and all...
  • Climategate: Obama's boot boys strike back

    12/15/2011 3:08:47 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    blogs.telegraph.co.uk ^ | December 15th, 2011 | James Delingpole
    When I first read this morning that the police had paid a nocturnal visit to the blogger Tallbloke to confiscate his computers I thought at first it was a non-story. Jolly annoying and inconvenient for Tallbloke, obviously, but nothing too sinister. Tallbloke was one of the first people contacted when mystery whistleblower FOIA 2011 leaked the Climategate 2.0 files onto the internet; the ongoing investigation by Norfolk police into the identity of the Climategate leaker has been singularly unsuccessful; so it seemed sadly inevitable that in their flailing desperation to be seen to be doing something, anything, to get their...
  • Governor Vows to Prepare Calif. for Climate Change

    12/15/2011 11:38:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | December 15, 2011
    The United Nations' top climate change official is in San Francisco to join California Gov. Jerry Brown at a conference addressing the costs associated with preparing for the effects of a warming world. [snip] Brown vowed to continue investing in renewable energy and infrastructure projects to protect coastlines from sea-level rise and homes from increased flooding from faster snow melts and longer wildfire seasons. Brown opened the conference by calling for people to wake up to these threats, and called skeptics of global warming a well-funded "cult."