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  • Breaking: Eminent Scientist May be Jailed for Faking Climate Emails

    02/22/2012 4:06:31 PM PST · by Twotone · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Climate Change Dispatch ^ | February 21, 2012 | John O'Sullivan
    In a sensational public confession a leading climatologist, Peter Gleick has admitted to taking part in a high-profile climate emails forgery that has backfired; says it was done to intentionally injure skeptic foundation. Britain’s pro-green national daily, ‘The Guardian’ was the first major newspaper to break the news that Dr. Peter Gleick had confessed to unlawfully libeling the prominent climate skeptic supporter, the Heartland Institute (HI). Heartland is a 28-year-old national nonprofit organization with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, DC. Its mission is “to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.”
  • Newt for Energy --- would remove CAFE Standards on Autos; more (Nt Ttle --Video)

    02/22/2012 3:00:21 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    This is a winner Video...apeaks to making America Independand of the OPEC war lords.Newt talking for 30 minutes with no visible notes.
  • Climate scientist admits duping skeptic group to obtain documents ( Plans to use "Discovery" )

    02/22/2012 12:52:36 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 21, 2012 | By Juliet Eilperin,
    Legislation to fight global warming has disappeared from Washington’s policy agenda, but the battle over climate science continues to escalate. The latest skirmish culminated in the admission Monday night by Peter Gleick, a climate scientist and author, that he assumed a fake identity to obtain documents that would expose the inner workings of a climate skeptic group. “My judgment was blinded by my frustration with the ongoing efforts — often anonymous, well-funded and coordinated — to attack climate science and scientists and prevent this debate, and by the lack of transparency of the organizations involved,” Gleick wrote in a post...
  • Is stealing OK? Alarmist climate scientists don’t know – “in tumult!”

    02/22/2012 12:17:55 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    JoNova ^ | February 23rd, 2012 | Joanne
    The Guardian: Gleick apology over Heartland leak stirs ethics debate among climate scientistsWhoops. Suzanne Goldenberg unwittingly exposes how empty the Ethics Vault is in establishment climate science. Peter Gleick used a false identity to steal documents, and released them without permission and without an effort to redact private irrelevant details. So let’s ask climate scientists if stealing, deception and breaching privacy is OK. It’s a yes or no choice, is it a/ heroic, or b/ misguided? We’d hope a ten year old could get this one, but Goldenberg tells us that its thrown “the scientific community into tumult, with fierce...
  • Climate scientists not cowed by relentless climate change deniers

    02/19/2012 8:59:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    Physics Today ^ | February 2012 | Toni Feder
    Receiving an email with a statement like “You should resign, and if you don’t, I’ll work to see that you are fired” or “I know where your kids go to school” would be unsettling enough. But they “pale compared to what other climate scientists are getting,” says Raymond Orbach, director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, at whom the first threat above was aimed. Now climate scientists—in atmospheric physics and chemistry, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, and oceanography, among other disciplines—have begun to fight back. “I think the community is finding a voice,” says Ben Santer of...
  • WSJ: Opinion: The Purloined Climate Papers - Video interview of Joe Bast Heartland Institute

    02/21/2012 9:40:50 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/21/2012 6:48:27 PM
    Heartland Institute President Joe Bast on why global warming activist Peter Gleick stole and forged documents from his organization.
  • Lowering clouds to combat global warming

    02/21/2012 6:55:28 PM PST · by Paul Pierett · 27 replies
    Sky News ^ | Feb. 22, 2012 | AAP
    Clouds around the world may be falling in response to rising global temperatures and having a cooling effect on global warming, according to analysis of satellite data by Auckland University scientists. The first 10 years of data from the NASA Terra satellite, which uses nine cameras at different angles to produce a stereo image of the world's clouds, shows their average height has lowered by about 1 per cent, or 30 to 40 metres. Most of the reduction was due to fewer clouds occurring at very high altitudes, says the study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
  • "Fakegate" Blows Up in Warmist Faces

    02/21/2012 6:34:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Warning Signs ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | Alan Caruba
    On February 16, I published “Anatomy of a Global Warming Hoax” concerning the theft of the private records of The Heartland Institute’s board meeting and the creation of an alleged forged document intended to harm its reputation as a long time advocate of the real, not fake, science that has been the basis of the global warming—now called “climate change”—hoax. The Feb 21 issue of The Wall Street Journal published an editorial, “The Not-So-Vast Conspiracy” noting that “As for ‘the largest international science conference of skeptics’ Heartland will, according to the documents, spend all of $380,000 this year on the...
  • Climate scientist admits stealing docs from conservative think tank

    02/21/2012 4:30:53 PM PST · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News ^ | February 21, 2012
    Theft, deceit and outright lies: How ugly can climate science get? Prominent climate scientist Peter H. Gleick relied on deceit and subterfuge to solicit a cache of sensitive internal documents from conservative think tank The Heartland Institute before leaking them to the press -- a fresh scandal that further darkens the highly charged debate on planetary climate change. Gleick -- an internationally recognized hydroclimatologist and author of the respected annual report “The World’s Water” -- said he received an anonymous document in the mail that tipped him off to what he described as Heartland’s efforts to muddy public understanding of...
  • All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, (two) scientists say

    02/21/2012 4:38:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Canada ^ | 2/21/12 | Mike De Souza
    All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, scientists sayBy Mike De Souza, Postmedia News February 21, 2012 6:10 PM OTTAWA — Two Canadian climate change scientists from the University of Victoria say the public reaction to their recently published commentary has missed their key message: that all forms of fossil fuels, including the oilsands and coal, must be regulated for the world to avoid dangerous global warming. "Much of the way this has been reported is (through) a type of view that oilsands are good and coal is bad," said climate scientist Neil Swart, who co-authored the...
  • Hero Scientist responsible for Heartland Expose ( Daily Kos ---Barf Alert of course)

    02/21/2012 1:14:35 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Anthony Watts Update ^ | Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 05:00 AM PST
    The Headline at WUWT is: BREAKING: Gleick Confesses*****************************EXCERPT*************************************Posted on February 20, 2012 by Anthony Watts Since I have started updates here, I’ll keep this post as a “sticky” – new content will follow below it and linked within updates. – AnthonyUPDATE15: 11:08AM 2/21 Unbelievable. Daily Kos elevates Gleick to hero status (via Tom Nelson):Daily Kos: Hero Scientist responsible for Heartland Expose Hero scientist, Peter Gleick, a water and climate analyst is the one responsible for exposing the Heartland agenda to spread misinformation and lies and subvert any real action for the climate change crisis. He did so at considerable risk...
  • Gleick removed from AGU Task Force on Scientific Ethics page (FakeGate & AGW)

    02/21/2012 12:38:57 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 21, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Commenter FP writes: Hmm, they’ve removed Peter Gleick’s name from this page:http://www.agu.org/about/governance/committees_boards/scientific_ethics.shtmlIt was there four days ago, according to google’s cache. Has he resigned/been fired already? It had read as the page screencap shows: (from Google cache here) Chair Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute, Oakland, CaliforniaNow reads:
  • The Origin of the Heartland Documents

    02/20/2012 7:18:43 PM PST · by palmer · 27 replies
    Huffpost via Climate Audit ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | Peter H. Gleick
    From Gleick's Huffington Post confession: Given the potential impact however, I attempted to confirm the accuracy of the information in this document. In an effort to do so, and in a serious lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics, I solicited and received additional materials directly from the Heartland Institute under someone else's name. The materials the Heartland Institute sent to me confirmed many of the facts in the original document, including especially their 2012 fundraising strategy and budget. I forwarded, anonymously, the documents I had received to a set of journalists and experts working on climate issues....
  • The World won’t stop having climate cycles just because they are inconvenient.

    02/18/2012 7:16:06 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Whats up With That? ^ | February 18, 2012 | Guest post by David Archibald
    Guest post by David ArchibaldThe most skillful climatologist the World has seen was Hubert Lamb (1913 – 1997). He can be credited with making the first prediction of the current solar minimum. This was in 1970 in a report (Weiss and Lamb) for the German Navy.He did it by making a reconstructed record of the average frequency of southwesterly surface winds in England since 1340. Quoting Lamb “We sense a cycle or periodicity of close to 200 years in length.” and “There may be a valuable indication of the origin of this apparent 200 year recurrence tendency, in that the...
  • Obama bypasses Congress again on climate change

    02/17/2012 9:37:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    USA Today | February 17, 2012 | By Wendy Koch
    Link only per posting rules: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2012/02/obama-bypasses-congress-on-climate-change/1#.Tz6MF8mF_9I
  • Not quite Friday Funny– “Fakegate” (AGW Cult attempts attack on AGW Skeptics)

    02/17/2012 9:49:04 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 16, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Josh from CartoonsbyJosh.com writes: Another ‘Gate’ – but this one turned round and bit the owner.Leo Hickman and co at the Guardian thought they had a bona fide leak of incriminating information on the funding of climate skeptics by the Heartland Institute.Two problems, the funding turns out to be rather small beer, especially in comparison to the vast sums of money paid to promote Climate Change Alarmism. Secondly it looked like the funds were going to fund scientists and with another trenche for a website to explain climate science research.Hardly a surprise, and not exactly incriminating. It is what the...
  • Heartland Institute Responds to Stolen and Fake Documents (AGW Cult Attacks )

    02/16/2012 11:24:27 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Heartland Institute ^ | February 15, 2012 | Jim Lakely
    Yesterday afternoon, two advocacy groups posted online several documents they claimed were The Heartland Institute’s 2012 budget, fundraising, and strategy plans. Some of these documents were stolen, at least one is a fake, and some may have been altered.The stolen documents appear to have been written by Heartland’s president for a board meeting that took place on January 17. He was traveling at the time this story broke yesterday afternoon and still has not had the opportunity to read them all to see if they were altered. Therefore, the authenticity of those documents has not been confirmed.Since then, the documents...
  • UPDATE: Heartland Documents Stolen and key one is Fake. No “insider” leak. (AGW Cult attacks)

    02/16/2012 11:07:25 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    JoNova ^ | February 16th, 2012 | Joanne
    Major embarrassment for Joe Romm, and DeSmog and their unthinking fans.In the hours after the ClimateGate emails were released, skeptics asked about their authenticity (as we are want to do). In the hours after the Heartland Documents (including at least one complete fake) were released, the commentators on the other side did not even ask (just as they uncritically accept any weak report in favour of their pet theory).They leapt to their defamatory conclusions in a smear-fest. At least one person out there has probably committed a criminal act. The rest are guilty of small brained unskeptical blind hatred, defamation,...
  • An extensive database of individuals involved in the global warming denial industry. (AGW Cult )

    02/16/2012 10:05:05 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    desmogblog.com ^ | unk | Staff
    DeSmogBlog thoroughly investigates the academic and industry backgrounds of those involved in the PR spin campaigns that are confusing the public and stalling action on global warming. If there's anyone or any organization, ( i.e. scientist, self-professed "expert," think tank, industry association, company) that you would like to see researched and reported on DeSmogBlog, please contact us here.
  • An Unsettling Week For Global Warming's 'Settled Science'

    02/13/2012 1:35:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/10/2012 @ 5:16PM | Patrick Michaels, Contributor
    People who claim that “the science is settled” on global warming have to be pretty unsettled by the science news in the last week.“Setttled science”, of course, means that we are inevitably headed toward a disastrous warming of surface temperatures as forecast by some computer models, and we therefore need an international carbon tax or cap-and-trade system, pronto.Settled science would know all of the important “forcings” and “feedbacks” in the climate system, such as the sensitivity of surface temperature to changes in carbon dioxide (a forcing) and the behavior of clouds, which could either enhance or counter warming (a feedback).Now...
  • New Study: Russian Astrophysicist Predicts Global Cooling

    02/12/2012 7:55:22 PM PST · by Paul Pierett · 22 replies
    Junk Science . Com ^ | Feb. 1, 2012 | Habibullo I. Abdussamatov, Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg, 19
    “We can expect the onset of a deep bicentennial minimum of total solar irradiance (TSI) in approximately 2042±11 and the 19th deep minimum of global temperature in the past 7500 years – in 2055±11. After the maximum of solar cycle 24, from approximately 2014 we can expect the start of deep cooling with a Little Ice Age in 2055±11.” –Habibullo I. Abdussamatov, Russian Academy of Science, 1 February 2012
  • German skeptics Lüning and Vahrenholt respond to criticism (Authors of new Book on AGW scam)

    02/13/2012 11:55:48 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 13, 2012 | Guest post by Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt
    Posted on February 13, 2012 by Anthony Watts Foreword: Dr Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, authors of a new controversial skeptic book now hitting German bookstores, have asked me to post their response to comments made by climate scientist Georg Feulner of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in an interview by NTV television. Feulner insists that CO2 plays the major role in climate change and that the sun has little impact.You can read about the new book just published in Germany that is causing an uproar in the German green establishment here. The response is so vitriolic...
  • Do Latest Solar Studies Confirm Upcoming Global Cooling?

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

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

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

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

    02/09/2012 10:01:16 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 9, 2012 | Guest post by Warren Meyer
    An overview: Understanding the Global Warming Debate Posted on February 9, 2012 by Anthony Watts Guest post by Warren MeyerLikely you have heard the sound bite that “97% of climate scientists” accept the global warming “consensus”. Which is what gives global warming advocates the confidence to call climate skeptics “deniers,” hoping to evoke a parallel with “Holocaust Deniers,” a case where most of us would agree that a small group are denying a well-accepted reality. So why do these “deniers” stand athwart of the 97%? Is it just politics? Oil money? Perversity? Ignorance?We are going to cover a lot of...
  • Tragic winter weather in Europe doesn’t fit the Mannian narrative

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

    02/05/2012 11:27:48 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Whats Up With That? ^ | February 4, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From Tom NelsonEmail 600, Sept 2007: Watts expose makes NOAA want to change entire USA method Email 600 [Tom Karl, Director of the National Climatic Data Center] We are getting blogged all over for a cover-up of poor global station and US stations we use. They claim NCDC is in a scandal by not providing 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...