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  • 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 observer’s 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...
  • 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. Cook’s 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 don’t 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 I’m 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 “Zombie”I 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. Here’s a quick overview, courtesy of the British Global Warming Policy Foundation: . . .
  • UAH global temperature anomaly goes negative UAH global temperature anomaly goes negative

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

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

    02/02/2012 11:54:02 AM PST · by landsbaum · 28 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 2-2-2012 | Orange County Register editorial boarad
    The Earth's temperature hasn't increased significantly in about 15 years, which wouldn't be big news except global warming extremists had predicted temperatures would soar during that time because of manmade greenhouse-gas emissions. That forecast would be just another failed hypothesis, except governments around the world used the threatened overheating as an excuse to regulate, tax and subsidize in order to curb greenhouse gases and, of course, to save the Earth. . . .
  • Briggs schools the “Bad Astronomer” on statistics ( RE: “No Need to Panic About Global Warming” )

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

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

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

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

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

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

    12/14/2011 3:32:45 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 35 replies
    National Post.com ^ | Wednesday, December 13, 2011 | Staff
    OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau caused uproar in the House of Commons today after he called Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent a “piece of s---” during a heated question time debate over the Kyoto Protocol. The Liberal MP for Papineau immediately apologized, admitting he “lost his cool” after Kent questioned why NDP environment critic Megan Leslie had not attended last week’s climate change summit in South Africa. Canada officially withdrew from the Kyoto accord on Monday, drawing pointed criticism from overseas signatories to the pact. Trudeau became incensed after Kent suggested that Leslie should have been in Durban for the UN...
  • UK police seize computers of skeptic blogger in England

    12/14/2011 5:48:25 PM PST · by steveab · 50 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 12-14-2011 | Anthony Watts
    UK police seize computers of skeptic blogger in England Posted on December 14, 2011 by Anthony Watts The first blogger to break the Climategate2 story has had a visit from the police and has had his computers seized. Tallbloke’s Talkshop first reported on CG2 due to the timing of the release being overnight in the USA. Today he was raided by six UK police (Norfolk Constabulary and Metropolitan police) and several of his computers were seized as evidence. He writes: After surveying my ancient stack of Sun Sparcstations and PII 400 pc’s, they ended up settling for two laptops and...
  • Chinese 2,485 year tree ring study shows natural cycles control climate, temps may cool til 2068

    12/08/2011 9:18:50 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    JoNova ^ | December 8th, 2011 | Joanne
    A blockbuster Chinese study of Tibetan tree rings by Liu et al 2011 shows, with detail, that the modern era is a dog-standard normal climate when compared to the last 2,500 years. The temperature, the rate of change — it’s all been seen before. Nothing about the current period is “abnormal”, indeed the current warming period in Tibet can be produced through calculation of cycles. Liu et al do a Fourier analysis on the underlying cycles and do brave predictions as well. In Tibet, it was about the same temperature on at least four occasions — back in late Roman...
  • Climatologists Trade Tips on Destroying Evidence, Evangelizing Warming

    12/03/2011 7:56:14 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 16 replies
    The Daily Tech ^ | November 25, 2011 | Jason Mick
    Penn State researcher and his CRU/IPCC colleague treated AGW like a religious "cause" despite warnings from peers Anthropogenic global warming is a fascinating hypothesis that mankind may be able to systematically increase the Earth's temperature in the long term by burning deposits of hydrocarbon fuels. But the key thing to note is that despite the intriguing premise, little definitive information has been determined in this field even as politicization runs rife. In fact, researchers are still struggling to explain why warming has stalled in the last decade even as levels of carbon dioxide -- supposedly the most important greenhouse gas...
  • Suppression of climate debate is a disaster for science

    12/03/2011 7:11:59 AM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 20 replies
    the globe and mail ^ | Dec. 01, 2011 2:00AM | MARGARET WENTE
    It’s possible to accept the underlying science of global warming, as Mr. Pielke does, while also maintaining that substantial uncertainties still exist. Why wouldn’t they? Climate science is relatively new, and it’s also insanely complicated. No one knows with any certainty the exact impact of carbon dioxide emissions, what long-term climate trends will be or the effect of other factors, such as the sun. But don’t take it from me. Take it from the climate scientists themselves. By no coincidence, a new cache of hacked e-mails from leading climate scientists hit the Internet last week, just in time for the...
  • Climate Science and “The Cause”

    12/03/2011 1:12:40 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | December 2, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    One of the very first things noticed on WUWT about the Climategate 2.0 emails is the use of the phrase “The Cause” by writers of the emails. Science is supposed to be about cause and effect, causality, etc, not an advocacy of a position in the name of a cause.Elmer at M4GW offers this video, well worth watching.
  • FOIA is not enough. Why not legally mandate transparency in climate research? A Modest Proposal…

    12/03/2011 10:28:34 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | December 2, 2011 | Guest post by Professor Robert G. Brown of Duke University.
    Posted on December 2, 2011 by Anthony Watts Guest post by Professor Robert G. Brown of Duke University.Not all scientific research is equal, in terms of its probable impact on humanity.  If one is studying poison dart frog species in tropical rain forests, getting a number wrong or arriving at an incorrect conclusion will generally have very little impact on the life of somebody living in California, India, China, or for that matter, in the tropical rain forests in question.On the other hand, medical research has a profound impact on us all and has a long history of abuse, both...
  • Global Warming Study Claims There IS Warming….Or Does It? Co-Author Refutes Conclusion

    10/30/2011 4:02:00 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-30-11 | Curt
    It was hailed as the scientific study that ended the global warming debate once and for all – the research that, in the words of its director, ‘proved you should not be a sceptic, at least not any longer’. Professor Richard Muller, of Berkeley University in California, and his colleagues from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures project team (BEST) claimed to have shown that the planet has warmed by almost a degree centigrade since 1950 and is warming continually. Published last week ahead of a major United Nations climate summit in Durban, South Africa, next month, their work was...
  • The Climate Cataclysm Is Not Nigh - “We have some room to breathe,” a scientist reports.

    12/02/2011 9:42:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | December 2, 2011 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The Climate Cataclysm Is Not Nigh"We have some room to breathe," a scientist reports. In 1783, William Pitt warned the British Parliament about the dangers of those who would reflexively employ “necessity” as an argument in favor of their preferences. “Necessity,” Pitt exclaimed, “is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves!” These are wise words indeed. But in a purely Machiavellian sense, the tactic is also a risky one. Those who shout “or else!” tend to be left in the role of the boy who cried wolf...
  • Team ugliness – a call to get a skeptics PhD thesis revoked

    12/02/2011 10:21:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | December 2, 2011 | Guest post by Dr. Patrick Michaels
    Climategate II: An Open Letter to the Director of the National Center for Atmospheric ResearchTo: Dr. Roger WakimotoDirector, National Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulder, Colorado Roger, you are the head of what is perhaps the most prestigious atmospheric science laboratory on the planet, and, as such, I presume that you will always go the extra mile to protect the reputation of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and its related University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).I’m sure you have seen and discussed with your staff many of the “Climategate” emails released first in November, 2009, and then more recently, earlier...
  • Bret Stephens: The Great Global Warming Fizzle [Wall St Journal]

    12/02/2011 9:59:02 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    JoNova ^ | November 30th, 2011 | Bret Stephens
    Another sign of the times. Mark this one in your history books for studies on the Rise and Fall of the Great Warming Delusion. Yes, it’s another well written piece on the religious nature of the faith some have in our ability to change the weather. But this time there are sounds of the death knell…JoThe climate religion fades in spasms of anger and twitches of boredomHow do religions die? Generally they don’t, which probably explains why there’s so little literature on the subject. Zoroastrianism, for instance, lost many of its sacred texts when Alexander sacked Persepolis in 330...
  • Dishonest cowards [The real reason Canada gets attacked on Kyoto]

    12/01/2011 11:09:43 AM PST · by Clive · 5 replies
    Sun Media via Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-12-01 | Lorrie Goldstein
    There’s a reason Canada is always disproportionately attacked at the United Nations’ annual gabfests on global warming — the latest version now underway in Durban, South Africa. It’s that most of the 190 countries which attend, along with the global environmental movement, don’t want to call out the U.S. and China, the two key players on which any post-Kyoto agreement to lower global greenhouse gas emissions depends. China and the U.S. are the respective leaders of the developing and developed worlds, they are responsible for a combined 40% of global emissions, they are the world’s number one and number two...
  • National Climate Ethics Campaign

    11/30/2011 9:27:36 AM PST · by Enchante · 24 replies
    National Climate Ethics Campaign ^ | 11/30/2011 | National Climate Ethics Campaign
    The National Climate Ethics Campaign is pleased to announce that the "Statement of Our Nation’s Moral Obligation to Address Climate Change" will be released Wednesday, November 30 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Room 406 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building (The Environment and Public Works Hearing Room). There are now over 1200 signers on the climate ethics statement. Please send the message pasted below to organizations, listservs, and people that might endorse it.
  • The Meltdown of Climate Science

    11/30/2011 6:44:37 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 6 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 11/29/11 | Noman
    It has been a tough anniversary for climate alarmists. 5,000 emails circulated among the world's leading climate scientists were released on the second anniversary of the original leaks that derailed the UN redistribution train headed into 2009's Copenhagen summit. Noman would be uncomfortable with the leaking were not the confederates of climate fraud so monopolistically entrenched in academe, popular media, business and government. They don't fight fairly, so it's hardly upsetting when someone pounds them with brass knuckles. Neither do they learn from experience. The original revelations just stunned them; they didn't deter them. They've stuck to the same story,...
  • First FOIA request launched after Climategate 2.0 – this one to the US Department of Energy

    11/30/2011 5:54:00 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | November 30, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    It appears that the focus of this has to do with the refusal to give up station data in and the DOE’s apparent complicity in that issue as revealed in the CG2 emails in 2009 from Dr. Phil Jones at CRU.From the Competitive Enterprise Institute (via email):=============================================================November 30, 2011Freedom of Information Officer Mr. Alexander Morris U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20585RE:     FOIA Request – 2007 communications between Office of Science and Dr. Phil JonesByRegularandElectronicMail — Alexander.Morris@xxx.doe.gov Dear Mr. Morris,On behalf of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a not-for-profit policy organization in Washington, DC, pursuant to...
  • Did I say the ship was sinking? Canada, Europe, Brazil, USA, Russia planning exits or delays

    11/29/2011 12:42:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    JoNova ^ | November 29th, 2011 | Joanne
    Did I say the ship was sinking? Canada, Europe, Brazil, USA, Russia planning exits or delays Things are not going too well at Durban, or anywhere in the Land Where People Want to Change the Weather.Richard Black (BBC) admits there’s a “seismic shift” going on. (Could it be a tipping point I say?)“The politics of the UN climate process are undergoing something of a fundamental transformation. “ It appears nearly anyone with power or influence wants to get out, or delay action on “climate change”.Canada announced it will formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol next month,  joining Japan and Russia who’ve...
  • Climate Sensitivity to Carbon Dioxide More Limited Than Extreme Projections, Research Shows

    11/28/2011 3:44:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Nov. 24, 2011 | NA
    A new study suggests that the rate of global warming from doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide may be less than the most dire estimates of some previous studies -- and, in fact, may be less severe than projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report in 2007. Authors of the study, which was funded by the National Science Foundation's Paleoclimate Program and published online this week in the journal Science, say that global warming is real and that increases in atmospheric CO2 will have multiple serious impacts. However, the most Draconian projections of temperature increases from the doubling of...