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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...