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  • Do Latest Solar Studies Confirm Upcoming Global Cooling?

    02/13/2012 11:43:49 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 13, 2012 | Guest post by Matti Vooro
    Do Latest Solar Studies Confirm Upcoming Global Cooling? Posted on February 13, 2012 by Anthony Watts Guest post by Matti VooroImage via Wikipedia I fully support the findings of  Jan –Erik Solheim , Kjell Stordahl and Ole Humlum and their very recent paper called The long sunspot cycle 23 predicts a significant temperature decrease in cycle 24  dated February 2012. The abstract reads: Relations between the length of a sunspot cycle and the average temperature in the same and the next cycle are calculated for a number of meteorological stations in Norway and in the North Atlantic region. No significant trend...
  • What happens to global warming science when the Earth refuses to warm?

    02/12/2012 3:23:24 PM PST · by Signalman · 68 replies · 1+ views
    governmentgrantsfor.org ^ | 2/10/2012 | DWEAN
    Global warming: Been there, done that. Forward-looking folks are adjusting their fretting machinery now to something called Cycle 25. Button up your overcoats. Ice is on the way. Global warming, which was mostly a scam invented by researchers looking for government grants, is over. The great warming phenomenon, which was supposed to have sent polar bears to vacation in Miami Beach by now, ended in 1997. Britains Met Office, which tracks weather and makes forecasts, and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit, the source of much global warming research (some of it faked, some of it not), agree,...
  • Body Blow To German Global Warming Movement! Major Media Outlets Unload On CO2 Lies!

    02/12/2012 9:36:56 AM PST · by dennisw · 45 replies
    notrickszone ^ | 6. Februar 2012 | By P Gosselin
    “THE CO2 LIES … pure fear-mongering … should we blindly trust the experts?” That’s what Germany’s leading daily Bild (see photo) wrote in its print and online editions today, on the very day that renowned publisher Hoffmann & Campe officially released a skeptic book – one written by a prominent socialist and environmental figure.This is huge. More than I ever could have possibly imagined. And more is coming in the days ahead! The Bild piece was just the first of a series.Mark this as the date that Germany’s global warming movement took a massive body blow.Today, not one, but two of...
  • Skeptics are winning: The carbon market is dead

    02/11/2012 3:14:41 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    JoNova ^ | February 11th, 2012 | Joanne
    Skeptics are winning: The carbon market is dead The collapse of the Man-Made Myth continues apace. You may not read headlines as such (at least not in major dailies) but all the signs are there.People who we never would have imagined speaking against the Big Scare Campaign are now doing so. Key glaciers are not melting and corals are happy. Governments wont tell you its over, but they are behaving that way (the Australian one excepted, due to an election fluke that gave the Greens the balance of power). The Catholic Herald headlined it: Is the anthropogenic global warming consensus...
  • Valentine's Day destroyed by climate change?

    02/11/2012 9:18:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 10, 2012 | By Dean Kuipers
    ... A new mini-report from the environmental group Climate Nexus points out that climate change is poised to wreck Valentines Day, or at least change it significantly, by threatening chocolate production. Thats right. Global warming is very bad for chocolate. Research from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture found last year that as temperatures rise, the principal growing regions for cocoa could shrink. Other elements of the Climate Nexus report say similar changes are already affecting the best sugar cane areas of the world, and are partially responsible for a 30% decrease in sugar production in Indonesia in 2011. Also,...
  • The environmental movement has lost its way

    02/10/2012 8:57:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Financial Post (Canada) ^ | February 9, 2012 | by Yadullah Hussain
    Professor Ian Clark just does not see any evidence of oil sands contributing to global warming. Thats quite a stand to take in the face of a global environmental community that considers the development of the Canadian heavy oil industry tantamount to hastening the end of the world.But Prof. Clark can claim to know a bit more about the science behind climate change than the average person. As a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Ottawa, he focuses on paleoclimatology the study of changes in climate taken on the scale of the entire history...
  • An overview: Understanding the Global Warming Debate

    02/09/2012 10:01:16 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 9, 2012 | Guest post by Warren Meyer
    An overview: Understanding the Global Warming Debate Posted on February 9, 2012 by Anthony Watts Guest post by Warren MeyerLikely you have heard the sound bite that “97% of climate scientists” accept the global warming “consensus”. Which is what gives global warming advocates the confidence to call climate skeptics “deniers,” hoping to evoke a parallel with “Holocaust Deniers,” a case where most of us would agree that a small group are denying a well-accepted reality. So why do these “deniers” stand athwart of the 97%? Is it just politics? Oil money? Perversity? Ignorance?We are going to cover a lot of...
  • Climate plan for Stockton has hefty price tag

    02/09/2012 8:53:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Stockton Record (CA) ^ | February 9, 2012 | By Alex Breitler
    STOCKTON - The city has a tentative plan to combat climate change, more than three years after reaching a legal settlement with the Sierra Club and then-Attorney General Jerry Brown. It wouldn't be cheap. If adopted by the Stockton City Council later this year, the plan could cost the city $28.5 million and could cost the private sector $240 million, the document says. The plan itself acknowledges it would require "substantial effort on the part of the entire Stockton community" at a time when people are struggling to pay their bills and keep businesses open.
  • Scientists: Worlds oldest organism faces threat from global warming

    02/07/2012 4:24:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    The State Column ^ | February 7, 2012
    A team of scientists say that sprawling seagrass in the shallows of the Mediterranean may be the oldest living organisms on Earth, far older than humanity itself. Working off of DNA samples, a team of scientists say clumps of seagrass between Spain and Cyprus could be as old as hundred of thousands of years old. The study comes as scientists have sought to increase studies concerning how various organisms will face the changes from global warming. The team of scientists studying the seagrass say that the organism is facing threats from higher than normal sea temperatures and pollutants introduced by...
  • Sea ice loss said driving European chill

    02/07/2012 10:42:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    UPI.com ^ | February 6, 2012
    LONDON -- Meteorologists say ice-free seas in the arctic caused by global warming could explain a chill wind covering much of Europe that has killed more than 300 people. Experts said they believe complex wind patterns are being affected as melting arctic sea ice has exposes huge areas of normally frozen ocean to the atmosphere above, bringing bitterly cold weather to Britain and the rest of Europe. The loss of arctic sea ice could be influencing high-pressure weather systems over northern Russia that bring very cold winds from the arctic and Siberia to Western Europe and the British Isles, scientists...
  • Tragic winter weather in Europe doesnt fit the Mannian narrative

    02/06/2012 1:14:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 5, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From the Weather is not climate unless we say it is department: Over at Climate Progress, paid propagandist Joe Romm wails about journalistic malpractice from Michael Manns words in a tweet: The wailing (Jan 31st and again Feb 4th) was because the LA Times didnt use the words global warming or climate change in a story about the mild winter in the USA. But Romm and Mann both ignore the much bigger story of a bitterly cold winter in Europe with snow reaching into northern Africa which has caused nearly three hundred deaths. Conversely, there doesnt seem to be any...
  • Heh.: Email 600, Sept 2007: Watts expose makes NOAA want to change entire USA method

    02/05/2012 11:27:48 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Whats Up With That? ^ | February 4, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From Tom NelsonEmail 600, Sept 2007: Watts expose makes NOAA want to change entire USA method Email 600 [Tom Karl, Director of the National Climatic Data Center] We are getting blogged all over for a cover-up of poor global station and US stations we use. They claim NCDC is in a scandal by not providing observers addresses. In any case Anthony Watts has photographed about 350 stations and finds using our criteria that about 15% are acceptable. I am trying to get some our folks to develop a method to switchover to using the CRN sites, at least in the...
  • Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth

    02/05/2012 6:24:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 5, 2012 | By Julie Cart
    Environmentalists are torn over the high cost of breaking reliance on fossil fuels. Industrial-scale solar development is well underway in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. The federal government has furnished more public property to this cause than it has for oil and gas exploration over the last decade 21 million acres. In the fight against climate change, the Mojave Desert is about to take one for the team. "I have spent my entire career thinking of myself as an advocate on behalf of public lands and acting for their protection," said Johanna Wald, a veteran environmental...
  • Monckton responds to Skeptical Science ( "Cooking the books")

    02/04/2012 3:45:57 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 1+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | February 3, 2012 by Anthony Watts | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Cooking the booksBy Christopher Monckton of BrenchleyMr. John Cook, who runs a website puzzlingly entitled Skeptical Science (for he is not in the least sceptical of the official position) seems annoyed that I won the 2011 televised debate with Dr. Denniss of the Australia Institute, and has published a commentary on what I said. It has been suggested that I should reply to the commentary. So, seriatim, I shall consider the points made. Mr. Cooks comments are in Roman face: my replies are in bold face. Since Mr. Cook accuses me of lying, I have asked him to be good...
  • Terrifying new book about climate change (The Coming of the New Ice Age:......

    02/03/2012 2:03:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 2, 2012 | Guest post by Zombie---Edited by Anthony Watts
    Normally I dont go for anonymous guest posters, but this one is from the famous zombie of zombietime.com whose identity remains hidden so that he/she may continue to record the anarchy and socially bereft behavior that permeates the McKibbenesque protestor culture of America. Zombie wrote to me yesterday asking that I bring attention to the post, and Im happy to do so. The text is below, but please follow the link to the evidence (dozens of scanned pages) presented. The Coming of the New Ice Age: End of the Global Warming Era? Guest post by ZombieI just finished reading a...
  • 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. Heres 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: Ive been unavailable for a whilemy oldest daughter was in a bad car accident, will be OK eventually, but wont 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. Its 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. . . .
  • Its 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 : Its baaack! The plan to kill talk radio. Group advising White House wants to restore controversial policy An organization that helped to craft President Obamas 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 Administrations Climate Legacy. Primary among the PCAPs 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, Californias 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 scientistssaying theres 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 didnt 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 warmings 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. Ledouxs article in the January-February 2012 issue of American Scientist, Behaviorism at 100, says changing peoples 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 Primatenes 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) wont 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 USDAs Agricultural Research Service. Its not that there hasnt been global climate change its that the map isnt 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 administrations 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 dont 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, heres a new layer of history to the skeptical chronology. Where did this volunteer...
  • Children just arent 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 regions future, with possible increase in flood riskSummertime hail such as this, which fell in Boulder, could all but disappear from the eastern flank of Colorados 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 Colorados 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 didnt 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, Americas green guru, is a man who rarely says anything good about Republican politicians. But thats until Gore read Mitt Romneys 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 worlds 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 its 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 panels 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...