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  • Lord Monckton at Doha climate talks pretending to be Myanmar, he was later ejected (Exposing AGW

    12/08/2012 11:22:44 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/7/2012 | tcktcktckorg
    Posing as a delegate from Myanmar, the climate skeptic, Lord Monckton, spoke at the UN climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar. The imposter was later expelled from the conference...
  • Ray Evans reviews The Denialist Victory ( Man-Made Global Warming Advocate not happy)

    08/09/2012 12:13:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    JoNova ^ | August 8th, 2012 | Ray Evans
    Ray Evans writes a review below of  Robert Manne’s essay in The Monthly entitled A Dark Victory: How vested interests defeated climate science. (Forgive me Ray for slipping in one or two thoughts of my own below).   Ray Evans is the secretary of The Lavoisier Group one of the first original skeptical groups in Australia (I’ve put a few notes on that at the base of the article). It was Graham Readfearns review (ABC Drum) that apparently brought the Manne article to Ray’s attention.Dear All,Readfearn’s review was a lamentation of defeat and disappointment. So I immediately bought a copy of The...
  • July 2012 not a record breaker according to data from the new NOAA/NCDC U.S. .....

    08/09/2012 7:38:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | August 8, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    I decided to do myself something that so far NOAA has refused to do: give a CONUS average temperature for the United States from the new ‘state of the art’ United States Climate Reference Network (USCRN). After spending millions of dollars to put in this new network from 2002 to 2008, they are still giving us data from the old one when they report a U.S. national average temperature. As readers may recall, I have demonstrated that old COOP/USHCN network used to monitor U.S. climate is a mishmash of urban, semi-urban, rural, airport and non-airport stations, some of which are...
  • The secret letter UEA and CRU doesn’t want us (or anybody else) to read

    08/07/2012 5:35:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | August 3, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Uh oh.Steve McIntyre has written an eviscerating essay about a secret letter circulated by the IPCC to UEA/CRU, which they are refusing to divulge, because: there would be an adverse effect on international relations between IPCC WG1 and academic institutions within the United Kingdom because it would force is to reconsider our working arrangements with those experts who have been selected for an active role in WG1 AR5 from your institution and others in the UK”. McIntyre writes: On Feb 26, 2010, as part of their first response to Climategate, Thomas Stocker, a Climategate correspondent of Phil Jones and by...
  • Media Questions and Answers from the Norfolk Police regarding the closing of Climategate

    07/20/2012 1:05:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 19, 2012 | by Anthony Watts
    Operation Cabin Q&As (from the Norfolk Police here PDF) The following questions and answers are an abridged version of Norfolk Constabulary’s Operation Cabin media briefing held on Thursday 19 July 2012.How do you know it was an external hack?In outline terms, we know it came via the internet from a number of different IP addresses, in various countries, which may have been proxy servers. The attack was, first of all, into the web server (CRUweb8) in the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the UEA. From there, a link was established to a CRU back-up server (CRUback3).It’s fair to say, the...
  • The collusion of the climate crowd ( RE: The Global Warming Hoax )

    07/08/2012 4:19:46 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 7, 2012 | Christopher C. Horner -- First published in the Washington Examiner,
    The collusion of the climate crowd Posted on July 7, 2012 by Anthony Watts Union of Concerned Scientists (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Christopher C. HornerFirst published in the Washington Examiner, reposted here with permissionNot long ago, the American Tradition Institute initiated a transparency campaign using federal and state freedom of information laws to learn more about how taxpayer-funded academics use their positions to advance a particular agenda. On its face, this should have been welcomed by the Left, which often lays claim to the “transparency” mantle. It is instead causing great angst.Our project would compile the context to the “Climategate” scandal,...
  • Mann at Orange County Water Conference – emotional presentation, polar bears threatened,.....

    06/26/2012 12:11:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Watts up with That? ^ | June 26, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Full Title:******************************************************************** Mann at Orange County Water Conference – emotional presentation, polar bears threatened, still thinks snows of Kilimanjaro are receding due to ‘climate change’****************************************************************Readers may recall: The question put to Dr. Mann at Disneyland today where WUWT regular Roger Sowell was one of the rare skeptics that got to ask Dr. Mann a question.The video is now online of the event.Sowell’s question starts at around 59:35 minutes, Mann’s answer ends about 1:03:10 UPDATE:Dr. Mann’s slide presentation is available at this link. Note the polar bear on the ice floe.http://www.ocwatersummit.com/   backup link: MichaelMann_OCWS  (PDF 24mb)I find it fascinating that Mann...
  • Rio+20: Scientists call for action on population (the real face of “sustainable development”)

    06/18/2012 3:04:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 18 June 2012 | Jonathan Watts for The Guardian, part of the Guardian Environment Network
    The Rio+20 Earth summit must take decisive action on population and consumption regardless of political taboos or it will struggle to tackle the alarming decline of the global environment, the world's leading scientific academies have warned. Rich countries need to reduce or radically transform unsustainable lifestyles, while greater efforts should be made to provide contraception to those who want it in the developing world, the coalition of 105 institutions, including the Royal Society in Britain, urged in a joint report released on 14 June. It's a wake-up call for negotiators meeting in Rio for the UN conference on sustainable development....
  • Rio: The Political freeloaders hide — but is it their failure or their plans they ......

    06/23/2012 5:22:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    JoNova ^ | Joanne
    I wrote yesterday about the unprecedented way the UN was locking out anyone at Rio that was not part of an official government delegation. More than ever before, the UN is not even pretending to to serve the people of the world. Even the facade is gone. The rules have changed since Monckton, Watts Up and the internet spoiled the party at Durban. All the heroic NGO’s have been blocked from the negotiations (as well as those evil free market libertarians). They are only there for the theatrics. The real action goes on behind closed doors, in what Monckton calls...
  • More climate idiocy from California

    06/22/2012 8:40:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 21, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on June 21, 2012 by Anthony Watts Source: US Department of EnergyIf the looming spectre of rising electricity prices due to CARB’s upcoming “cap and trade” isn’t enough, now the Department of Water resources has opted to be less efficient by giving low cost electricity the boot. Somebody else will buy it, so there’s no net savings other than banking “feel good” capital.From the green section of the Chico News and Review:Coal-fired plant gets the bootDepartment of Water Resources will not renew lease with Nevada plantThis article was published on 06.21.12. California’s Department of Water Resources will not renew...
  • The Intriguing Problem Of The Younger Dryas—What Does It Mean And What Caused It?

    06/21/2012 10:11:38 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 19, 2012 | Guest post by Don J. Easterbrook
    This is a follow up posting to Younger Dryas -The Rest of the Story!Guest post by Don J. Easterbrook Dept. of Geology, Western Washington University.The Younger Dryas was a period of rapid cooling in the late Pleistocene 12,800 to 11,500 calendar years ago. It followed closely on the heels of a dramatically abrupt warming that brought the last Ice Age to a close (17,500 calendar years ago), lasted for about 1,300 years, then ended as abruptly as it started. The cause of these remarkably sudden climate changes has puzzled geologists and climatologists for decades and despite much effort to find...
  • House appropriators advance spending bill that would slash the EPA’s funding

    06/20/2012 5:15:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/20/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Ah, such a tease! I can’t say I have much faith that, the way things stand right now, this bill will make it through untouched, but it’s beautiful to think about nonetheless.A House committee has managed to advance a 2013 spending bill that would impose deep cuts and restrictions on the Environmental Protection Agency. The bill cuts EPA by $1.4 billion, about 17 percent, compared to current funding. The GOP points out that this brings the EPA below fiscal 1998 funding.House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), who hails from coal country, said he is especially proud of the measure,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Text of Václav Klaus Heartland Institute Conference Speech

    05/23/2012 10:06:58 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 23, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Many thanks for the invitation and for giving me the opportunity to address this distinguished audience. I am not for the first time in Chicago. It is also not for the first time that I am attending a conference organized by the Heartland Institute. But it is for the first time I am with Heartland here in Chicago.Some of you know that I came to Chicago for the NATO summit. Yesterday and today I was supposed to speak about what to do in Afghanistan, how to keep NATO going in an era of overall indebtedness and budgetary cuts, and about...
  • NASA Astronauts Announce Second Letter to NASA at Heartland Conference

    05/23/2012 9:39:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 22, 2012 | rep49
    This will be a top sticky post for a day or two, new stories will appear below this one. At the Heartland Conference in Chicago this morning, four of the forty-nine signers of the March letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (discussed at WUWT here, here, and here) appeared to discuss their reasons for signing that letter and to announce a second letter responding to NASA’s response.The text of that letter is reproduced below: May 11, 2012The Honorable Charles Bolden, Jr. 
NASA AdministratorNASA HeadquartersWashington, D.C. 20546-0001Dear Charlie: In our letter of March 28, 2012, we, the undersigned, respectfully requested that...
  • Only global poverty can save the planet, insists WWF - and the ESA!

    05/18/2012 11:32:18 AM PDT · by LucyT · 34 replies
    theAregister.co.uk ^ | 16th May 2012 08:19 GMT | Lewis Page
    Extremist green campaigning group WWF - endorsed by no less a body than the European Space Agency - has stated that economic growth should be abandoned, that citizens of the world's wealthy nations should prepare for poverty and that all the human race's energy should be produced as renewable electricity within 38 years from now. Most astonishingly of all, the green hardliners demand that the enormous numbers of wind farms, tidal barriers and solar powerplants required under their plans should somehow be built while at the same time severely rationing supplies of concrete, steel, copper and glass. The WWF presents...
  • New paper using RADARSAT data: Antarctic ice shelves slowed down – “…have not been changed...

    05/18/2012 10:43:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | May 17, 2012 | by Anthony Watts
    A new paper published May 15th in the the journal The Cryosphere utilizes 12 years worth of RADARSAT data to determine the rate at which some well known ice shelves in Antarctica have been moving and changing, and the answer is: “not much”. In fact it appears there has been a slowing down. First a map of Antarctica and the most worrisome Ross Ice Shelf (marked by the red x) is in order: If you follow the alarmosphere and MSM related to the Ross Ice Shelf and others, you get these kinds of stories: West Antarctic ice sheet collapse even...
  • US Government *only* spent $70 billion on climate since 2008

    05/18/2012 10:31:44 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 19th, 2012 | Joanne
    Remember the fear of global warming is falling because skeptics are well organized and well funded by vested interests and, after all, the US government is only spending ten thousand times more than Heartland. How could they compete? The Congressional Research Service estimates that since 2008 the federal government has spent nearly $70 billion on “climate change activities.”Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe presented the new CRS report on the Senate Floor Thursday to make the point that the Obama administration has been focused on “green” defense projects to the detriment of the military.The Daily Caller Hello to all the fans...
  • Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe

    03/19/2012 11:26:35 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 38 replies
    Scientific American ^ | March 17, 2012 | Gary Stix
    Almost six years ago, I was the editor of a single-topic issue on energy for Scientific American that set out a plan for how to keep atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations below a planet-livable threshold of 560 ppm. If I had it to do over, I would scale back on the nuclear fusion and clean coal, instead devoting at least half of the available space for feature articles on psychology, sociology, economics and political science. Since doing that issue, I’ve come to the conclusion that the technical details are the easy part. It’s the social engineering that’s the killer. Moon shots...
  • Federal government spent nearly $70 billion on "climate change activities" since 2008

    05/17/2012 3:34:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/17/12 | Caroline May
    The Congressional Research Service estimates that since 2008 the federal government has spent nearly $70 billion on “climate change activities.” Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe presented the new CRS report on the Senate Floor Thursday to make the point that the Obama administration has been focused on “green” defense projects to the detriment of the military. The report revealed that from fiscal years 2008 through 2012 the federal government spent $68.4 billion to combat climate change. The Department of Defense also spent $4 billion of its budget, the report adds, on climate change and energy efficiency activities in that same...
  • On the climate, the holocaust, denial, billboards, and all that

    05/11/2012 10:02:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | May 10, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Over at Climate Depot, Marc Morano wonders why Andrew Revkin is calling attention to an article linking Holocaust denial to “climate denial”. He writes: What’s up with NYT’s Revkin? He touts essay: ‘A look at denial, from Holocaust to climate fight’ by a survivor of Bergen-Belsen & a warmist physics prof. at Brooklyn College Read the Full ArticleIs featuring an essay linking Holocaust denial to climate ‘denial’, worthy of a shout out on Revkin’s blog? Excerpt: ‘Denying the Holocaust today, with all the available factual information, requires denying of all of history… But most of our history is based on...
  • A Blast From The Past: James Hansen on ‘The Global Warming Debate’ from 13 years ago

    05/11/2012 9:00:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | May 10, 2012 | Guest post by Floyd Doughty
    Some years ago when I was investigating the climate change issue in my spare time, I ran across a short article by James Hansen on the GISS website under “Education Resource Materials”, dated January, 1999. James Hansen is arguably the father of modern Anthropogenic Global Warming dogma. So I saved the web page for future reference because of some of the predictions contained within it, as well as the incredibly balanced and well-reasoned attitude expressed regarding the philosophy of scientific investigation. We could all benefit from Dr. Hansen’s wisdom. For example, “Skepticism thus plays an essential role in scientific research,...
  • The Yamal deception ( Dataused for the Global Warming Hoax

    05/10/2012 11:02:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    bishop-hill.net/blog ^ | May 9, 2012 | Bishop Hill
    As many readers are probably aware, there has been an important new posting at Climate Audit about the Yamal affair. This posting is an attempt to set out the whole story of Yamal. It reworks an article I did in 2009 and incorporates new developments since that time. I hope readers find it useful. I have also prepared a Kindle version of the post, for which there is a small charge - click here:Please also consider hitting the tip jar.The story of Michael Mann's Hockey Stick reconstruction, its statistical bias and the influence of the bristlecone pines is well known....
  • [January 7, 2008] Anthropogenic Continental Drift: An Incoherent Truth

    05/07/2012 8:23:21 PM PDT · by seawolf101 · 31 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | January 7, 2008 | Ivan Betinov
    Industrial Nations Threaten Globe Again A new menace to the planet has been discovered and validated by a consensus of politically reliable scientists: Anthropogenic Continental Drift (ACD) will result in catastrophic damage and untold suffering, unless immediate indemnity payments from the United Sates, Europe, and Australia be made to the governments of non-industrial nations, to counteract this man-made threat to the world's habitats. Science is Unquestionable The continents rest on massive tectonic plates. Until the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the mid 18th century, these plates were fixed in place and immobile. However, drilling for oil and mining for...
  • Yamal FOI Sheds New Light on Flawed Data ( AGW -- The Global Warming Hockey Stick is Faux )

    05/08/2012 12:11:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Climate Audit ^ | May 6, 2012 at 1:12 PM | by Steve McIntyre
    Phil Jones’ first instinct on learning about Climategate was that it was linked to the Yamal controversy that was in the air in the weeks leading up to Climategate. I had speculated that CRU must have done calculations for Yamal along the lines of the regional chronology for Taimyr published in Briffa et al 2008. CRU was offended and issued sweeping denials, but my surmise was confirmed by an email in the Climategate dossier. Unfortunately neither Muir Russell nor Oxburgh investigated the circumstances of the withheld regional chronology, despite my submission drawing attention to this battleground issue. I subsequently submitted...
  • East Anglia Climatic Research Unit shown to be liars by ... latest FOIA ruling and investigation

    05/08/2012 9:43:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | Anthony Watts
    This will be a top sticky post for a day or two – new stories appear below this one.In the over 7,000 published stories here on WUWT, I have never used the word “liar” in the headline to refer to CRU and the Yamal affair. That changes with this story.I’ve always thought that with CRU, simple incompetence is a more likely explanation than malice and/or deception. For example, Phil Jones can’t even plot trends in Excel. In this particular case, I don’t think incompetence is the plausible explanation anymore. As one commenter on CA (Andy) said “I suspect the cause...
  • Global warming deniers mount ad campaign calculated to outrage (and it's working!)

    05/06/2012 7:36:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 4, 2012 | Dan Turner
    It has finally happened: The Heartland Institute, an anti-science front group that used to focus on downplaying the dangers of smoking on behalf of Phillip Morris but now spends much of its time denying the scientific consensus on climate change, has decided to stop even trying to be credible in order to attract publicity. In the vernacular: It has gone all PETA on us. "I still believe in global warming. Do you?" reads a caption written in bright red on a billboard recently mounted in Chicago by the Heartland folks, next to a wild-eyed mugshot of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski....
  • Huge Natural Gas From Methane Hydrates Process Developed

    05/03/2012 12:51:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies
    New Energy and Fuel ^ | May 3, 2012
    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu contributed a statement to an announced breakthrough in research into tapping the vast fuel resource of methane hydrates that could eventually bolster already massive U.S. natural gas reserves.As Al Fin pointed out yesterday natural gas is priced to a barrel of oil equivalent at about $10-$11 per the estimable Geoffrey Styles view, something less than 10% of the cost of oil. For North Americans adding a viable and hopefully low cost means to make use of gas hydrates could be giant boost to low cost fuel sources and a massive kick to...
  • With gas from methane hydrates added to shale and natural gas, ....thousand years ...supply?

    05/03/2012 12:28:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    The k2p blog ^ | May 3, 2012 at 11:44 am
    Methane hydrates represent the largest source of hydrocarbons in the earth’s crust.Methane clathrate (CH4•5.75H2O), also called methane hydrate, hydromethane, methane ice, fire ice, natural gas hydrate, or gas hydrate is a solid clathrate compound (more specifically, a clathrate hydrate) in which a large amount of methane is trapped within a crystal structure of water, forming a solid similar to ice. Originally thought to occur only in the outer regions of the Solar System where temperatures are low and water ice is common, significant deposits of methane clathrate have been found under sediments on the ocean floors of Earth. The worldwide...
  • New Link From Supernova to Life on Earth?

    05/02/2012 10:21:22 AM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies
    54°40’ Or Fight! ^ | May 2, 2012 | Devon Watkins
    Through the Royal Astronomical Society in London the Danish scientist Henrik Svensmark released new scientific evidence in the last week that has not yet hit the mass media. This new examination could revolutionize the way that we view our world’s climate and even the history of life on Earth. Professor Svensmark examined the history of how supernova’s close to our solar system occurred over the last 500 million years. He compared this supernova history to our well known history of the number of different species on Earth over that same time period and found a remarkable correlation.
  • Clouds’ Effect on Climate Change Is Last Bastion for Dissenters

    05/01/2012 10:27:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2012 | JUSTIN GILLIS
    LAMONT, Okla. — For decades, a small group of scientific dissenters has been trying to shoot holes in the prevailing science of climate change, offering one reason after another why the outlook simply must be wrong. Over time, nearly every one of their arguments has been knocked down by accumulating evidence, and polls say 97 percent of working climate scientists now see global warming as a serious risk. Yet in recent years, the climate change skeptics have seized on one last argument that cannot be so readily dismissed. Their theory is that clouds will save us. They acknowledge that the...
  • The Cornered Rats of Climate Change

    05/01/2012 6:52:59 PM PDT · by Rocky · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | Marita Noon
    Public confidence in scientific “consensus” regarding the theory of manmade climate change is threatening the believing scientists’ confidence. While polls show that taking action to fight climate change is off the radar of most Americans, the behavior of the theory’s advocates is even more telling. They are behaving like "cornered rats"—taking extreme actions to protect their turf.
  • Met Office April Forecast: “…drought impacts in the coming months are virtually inevitable.”

    05/02/2012 8:50:44 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | April 30, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE: Forecast humor on steroids, hereYou can’t make up FAIL like this. First this story in the BBC Today:Now let’s have a look at the official Met Office forecast for April, issued on March 23rd, 2012: Met Office 3-month Outlook Period: April – June 2012 Issue date: 23.03.12SUMMARY – PRECIPITATION: The forecast for average UK rainfall slightly favours drier than average conditions for April-May-June as a whole, and also slightly favours April being the driest of the 3 months. With this forecast, the water resources situation in southern, eastern and central England is likely to deteriorate further during the April-May-June...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry among those taking offense at EPA official's crucifixion comment (April 26)

    05/01/2012 12:05:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Dallas News ^ | Published: 26 April 2012 02:50 PM | BRUCE TOMASO
    Gov. Rick Perry took to Twitter this afternoon to say that a U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyadministrator's wisecrack likening enforcement actions to crucifixion is "unacceptable & offensive," one more reason to rein the agency in.The governor was reacting to comments from Al Armendariz , the EPA's administrator for Region 6 (which covers Texas and the surrounding states). In the video, from 2010, Armendariz talks about enforcing EPA rules by making an example out of companies caught in violation."I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was...
  • Crucify the Capitalists!

    04/30/2012 12:04:59 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 20 replies
    Talking Points ^ | April 30 | Talking Points
    And they cried out again, Crucify him. Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.Mark 15:13-14 (KJV) In a less-than-shocking piece of news this week, we have learned that the EPA is in fact the New Praetorian Guard. You thought their job was protecting the trees and the butterflies? Unfortunately not. A high-level manager has given the game away. Their job is crucifixion of the capitalists. Prior to falling on his sword today to protect "the cause", ordinary EPA manager Al Armendariz related the following: "I was in...
  • Top EPA official resigns over 'crucify' comment

    04/30/2012 9:42:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Google ^ | 4/30/12 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word "crucify" to describe his approach to enforcement. In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson sent Sunday, Al Armendariz says he regrets his words and stresses that they do not reflect his work as administrator of the five-state region including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
  • David Evans explains the skeptics case (YouTube)( Skeptics of AGW - <anmade Global Warming)

    04/30/2012 9:24:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    JoNova ^ | April 28th, 2012 | Joanne
    Last week we finished some YouTube versions explaining the skeptical case. These grew out of the interview we did with Nick Minchin and Anna Rose for the ABC documentary I Can Change Your Mind. They are what we would have said, if we’d been editing the documentary . In the interview we were on a mission to show the evidence the ABC won’t show — and of course, true to form, the ABC did exactly that, and didn’t show it. As David often points out, the mainstream media have never shown this data anywhere in the world, ever, even though...
  • Is Climate Change A Wedge Issue vs Romney?

    04/27/2012 11:24:10 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    tnr.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | 5:56 pm | Alec MacGillis
    One bit of Barack Obama’s recent interview with Rolling Stone has caused a little stir: He talked about climate change! After not mentioning it once in the 2011 State of the Union, nor in his recent Earth Day proclamation, Obama had this to say when the magazine brought up the issue: “I suspect that over the next six months, this is going to be a debate that will become part of the campaign, and I will be very clear in voicing my belief that we’re going to have to take further steps to deal with climate change in a serious...
  • 'Warming hole' delayed climate change over eastern United States: study

    04/27/2012 12:47:28 AM PDT · by allmost · 22 replies
    phys.org ^ | 04/026/12 | They're hiding it seems.
    While greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane warm the Earth's surface, tiny particles in the air can have the reverse effect on regional scales. "What we've shown is that particulate pollution over the eastern United States has delayed the warming that we would expect to see from increasing greenhouse gases," says lead author Eric Leibensperger (Ph.D. '11), who completed the work as a graduate student in applied physics at SEAS. "For the sake of protecting human health and reducing acid rain, we've now cut the emissions that lead to particulate pollution," he adds, "but these cuts have caused the...
  • Do voters know Romney’s views on Global Warming?

    04/23/2012 5:52:59 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    RightWingNews.com ^ | 18 Feb 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    Early on in the 2012 campaign Mitt Romney expressed support for global warming in various ways, the typical comment being this: “I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that.” He holds this belief despite the growing body of evidence that global warming theory is based upon false assumptions and despite the last two winters being among the coldest in recent history. Romney has also called for the Federal government to “reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases,” which is code, of course, for creating massive new government programs despite America’s air...
  • Chu: We don’t understand the “bumps and wiggles” of climate change, but oh yes, it’s happening

    04/13/2012 1:27:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:46 pm on April 12, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The Obama administration was more vocal about the supposedly dire need to combat climate change toward the beginning of their oh-so-eminent reign, with President Obama out championing the cause at such august events as the U.N. climate conference in 2009. There’s been a bit of a lull in their alarmist-enthusiasm rhetoric in the past year or so (maybe they’ve figured out that concern for climate change is a luxury good during times of economic recession), but it looks like they may be thinking about bringing back the meme to help sell their horrendous energy polices in the run-up to November....
  • NASA swipes back at former astronauts over climate change

    04/13/2012 8:46:41 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:06 AM 04/12/2012 | Alex Pappas
    NASA is swiping back at a group of nearly 50 of its former scientists and astronauts who wrote to accuse the space agency of advocating the “extreme” position that global warming is the result of man-made carbon dioxide.In a March 28 letter addressed to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, 49 former employees said the “unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA’s history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.” But NASA responded on Wednesday by saying they don’t “draw conclusions and issue ‘claims’...
  • NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati is clueless about what James Hansen is doing ...

    04/13/2012 8:37:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | April 12, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE: 11:30AM 4/12/12 Predictably, Andrew Revkin from the New York Times joins in with the poo-pooing consensus saying it is “utterly unremarkable ” (yet he writes a article about it – go figure). From Revkin’s shuttered in world of living in the woods (he didn’t even know what the TV show Seinfeld was until I brought it to his attention in Climategate2), that’s probably true, but Andy, here is one of your favorite consensus buzzphrases that can be applied: it is an unprecedented letter. There’s no denying that. – Anthony ==========From the Daily Caller, in my opinion, a load of...
  • BrightSource kills IPO at last minute

    04/12/2012 12:04:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 12, 2012 | by David R. Baker
    BrightSource Energy of Oakland, a solar power-plant developer whose first project won $1.6 billion in federal backing, abruptly canceled its initial public stock offering Wednesday night, just hours before trading was scheduled to begin. The surprise move killed what had been the most hotly anticipated clean-tech IPO this spring. It casts doubt on investor appetite for similar offerings in the future. The cancellation could also revive the debate over federal support for renewable power companies. Solar-module maker Solyndra of Fremont, which received $528 million from the same government program that funded BrightSource's first power plant, also canceled a planned IPO...
  • The Right Stuff: what the NASA astronauts say about global warming

    04/11/2012 9:56:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | April 10, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Given the high profile story today about the 49 NASA astronauts, engineers, and scientists who wrote a scathing letter to NASA director Charles Bolden, Jr. saying Jim Hansen and NASA GISS are exemplifying the “wrong stuff”, I thought I’d share this poster contributed by WUWT reader NickFromNYC:
  • The incredible power of clouds (and Roy Spencer’s work)

    04/11/2012 9:11:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    JoNova ^ | April 11th, 2012 | Joanne
    Joint Post by Tony Cox and Jo Nova Clouds cool the planet as it warms Clouds cover an enormous 65% of the planet and are responsible for about half of the sunlight that is reflected back out to space.[i] The effects of clouds are so strong that most of the differences between IPCC-favoured-models comes from the assumptions the models make about clouds. Cloud feedbacks are the “largest source of uncertainty”.[ii] Numerous studies show models project wildly different results for clouds, and yet few could correctly simulate clouds as recorded by satellites.[iii] One researcher described our understanding of cloud parameters as...
  • NASA rebellion on global warming [Anti-Hansen letter signed by 50 astronauts, etc,]

    04/11/2012 7:06:09 AM PDT · by Mustang Driver · 20 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2012 | Don Surber
    The 85th Congress and President Eisenhower set up the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to explore space. Government bureaucrat James Hansen has used his position and NASA’s reputation to advance an unscientific agenda that calls for government restrictions on all major industries and any other human activity in the bane of controlling carbon dioxide production. This junk science has made him a millionaire through income outside the government. He is a rogue government agent who no one seems able to supervise. Now 50 top former and current astronauts and NASA scientists and engineers have had enough. They want this crackpot...