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  • “World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes” for 3 hours per day.

    06/21/2016 11:11:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 6/21/2016 | David Middleton
    While the production will almost certainly improve this summer, “SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada [isn’t even] quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun [is] shining”… The average U.S. residential utility customer uses about 900 kWh per month. 75,000 homes * 900 KWh/month = 67,500,000 kWh/month = 67,500 MWh/month In its best month so far, Crescent Dunes generated 9,095 MWh… About 3 hours of electricity per day for 75,000 homes. This is the Venezuela version of 24/7 /SARC.
  • Global temperatures are heading downward, and fast

    06/21/2016 10:58:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 6/21/2016 | Anthony Watts
    It’s no surprise to us that the “monster” El Nińo of 2015/2016 created a very large global temperature spike, after all, that’s what the natural process that creates the phenomenon results in due to the Pacific ocean near the Equator not being able to dissipate heat to space as effectively as it usually does. NOAA says that “ENSO is one of the most important climate phenomena on Earth due to its ability to change the global atmospheric circulation, which in turn, influences temperature and precipitation across the globe. ” But, as they say, “what goes up, must come down”. NOAA...
  • Obama Falsely Links Fires to Climate Change at Yosemite

    06/19/2016 8:25:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 6/19/2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama used his visit to Yosemite National Park on Saturday to tout his administration’s environmental record and to warn Americans about the dangers of climate change — albeit with false information. “Fires are raging across the west right now … all while it’s still really early in the season,” he said in a speech at the park, according to the Los Angeles Times. Obama joins California Governor Jerry Brown in making a spurious connection between wildfires and climate change that scientists have long since rejected.
  • GOP AGs warn Dems that if climate skeptics can be prosecuted for ‘fraud,’ so can alarmists

    06/17/2016 6:45:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 6/17/2016 | Valerie Richardson
    If Democratic attorneys general can pursue climate change skeptics for fraud, then also at risk of prosecution are climate alarmists whose predictions of global doom have failed to materialize. The "cuts both ways" argument was among those raised by 13 Republican attorneys general in a letter urging their Democratic counterparts to stop using their law enforcement power against fossil fuel companies and others that challenge the climate change catastrophe narrative. Consider carefully the legal precedent and threat to free speech, said the state prosecutors in their letter this week, headed by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange. "If it is possible...
  • Wind Turbines Are Killing Birds and Bats

    06/09/2016 9:25:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 6/9/2016 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    While millions of birds and bats are dying needlessly, wind and solar power inconsistent energy production cannot replace coal. The world’s economy needs fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and hydro-power that provide a constant source of electricity
  • Obama Warns: Manhattan Will Be ‘Underwater’ If We Don’t Act On Climate Change

    06/09/2016 9:12:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 99 replies ^ | 6/9/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama insists that Americans have to take climate change seriously, or else a key part of one the world’s greatest cities could end up underwater. “When scientists tell us that the planet is getting warmer and we need to do something about it, the majority of people think that’s a good idea, let’s do something about that, because we don’t want Manhattan to be underwater,” Obama said during a fundraiser in New York City. Obama observed that people are frustrated by the current presidential election campaign. “The bad news is that our politics has been a little screwed...
  • “Fueling” Freedom Against the Crazy “Green” Left

    06/05/2016 9:45:17 AM PDT · by rktman ^ | 6/5/2016 | Christopher N. Malagisi
    In a sharp rebuke of the radical left environmentalist agenda, famed writer and Heritage Foundation scholar Stephen Moore delivers the intellectual blow necessary to take down the “Green” agenda in his new book, Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy. Using hard facts and statistics to make his case, his goal is to achieve an American Declaration of Energy Independence and make America energy independent by 2020.
  • Greens Blame Donald Trump for Crumbling Paris Climate Accord (^)

    05/28/2016 9:33:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 5/28/2016 | Eric Worrall
    Trump’s Climate Change Denial Is Already Complicating the Paris Climate Deal If Donald Trump wins and pulls the U.S. out of its climate change commitments, some countries wonder, why should they keep their own? Donald Trump first shared his analysis of the climate crisis in a now infamous 2012 tweet-rant: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive,” he claimed. The Republican presidential hopeful has since dialed back the rhetoric, calling that earlier claim a joke. But — as in other areas of critical domestic and international concern —...
  • EPA is reminded that Power Plan enforcement violates SCOTUS order

    05/25/2016 8:01:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 5/24/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in January, 26 states asked the Supreme Court to put a halt to the EPA’s new “Clean Power” Plan based on the extraordinary cost it imposed on states, stress to the power grid and a variety of other factors. The Court agreed to that request, instructing the involved parties to put on the brakes until ongoing litigation made its way through the court system. Unfortunately, EPA chief Gina McCarthy never seemed to get the memo and the agency has continued work on the program, drafting plans to reward states which exceed the mandated targets in carbon emissions and punishing...
  • Orwellian Global Warming Dreams

    05/22/2016 6:06:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 5/22/2016 | James Wanliss
    In March a group of Democratic attorneys general formed “AG’s United for Clean Power.” It sounds nice enough, doesn’t it? New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, standing beside a grinning Al Gore, announced that the gang was going after any energy providers and distributors who may have committed thought crimes such as questioning the human cause of the 0.8oC global warming since 1880. MIT atmospheric scientist Richard Lindzen said the appropriate response to this tiny warming is to shrug and say, “So what?” It is a tiny fraction of the daily temperature change in most places, and a smaller fraction...
  • When A Third Becomes 97 Percent: A Con That Changed the Western World(RUH ROH!)

    05/21/2016 6:39:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 5/21/2016 | Steven Capozzola
    But the “97 percent of scientists believe in global warming” mantra became gospel on May 16, 2013, when President Obama tweeted “Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made, and dangerous.” What the president was referring to was a 2013 paper by the University of Queensland’s John Cook. In his research, Cook studied 11,994 papers published between 1991 and 2011 that mentioned the search words “global warming” and “global climate change.” Guess what Cook actually found? Only 32.6 percent of the papers endorsed the view of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming. But of that group, 97 percent said that...
  • Climate Feedback site allows scientists to correct media errors(Censor deniers?)

    05/21/2016 6:31:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 5/20/2016 | Kerry Sheridan
    Founder Emmanuel Vincent, 31, said the project is about communication, not activism. "We see it as a scientific endeavor," said Vincent, who is from the southern French village of Lignan sur Orb, near Montpellier, and works as a project scientist at the University of California, Merced. "We try to be neutral and explain the science and why some people get it wrong in the media." Vincent said the site is aimed at the general public, but particularly journalists, editors, and those who influence public opinion. He is currently raising money to do even more by launching a "Scientific Trust Tracker"...
  • Largest solar power plant in the world bursts into flames

    05/21/2016 5:38:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 5/21/2016 | Rick Moran
    The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System located near the California-Nevada border, burst into flames when some of the thousands of mirrors that focus sunlight on water towers became misalinged and started an electrical cable fire. The plant was built with a $1.6 billion taxpayer guaranteed loan and is run by a consortium of companies that include BrightSource Energy, NRG Energy and Google. Associated Press: Firefighters had to climb some 300 feet up a boiler tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California after fire was reported on an upper level around 9:30 a.m., fire officials said. The plant...
  • 3 Reasons EPA Sided With Environmentalists Over Science On Methane

    05/18/2016 8:21:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 5/12/2016 | Hank Campbell
    The Obama administration released new limits on methane emissions from oil and gas wells that are even tougher than the industry expected - $530 million more per year than the already high costs. 25 percent more. The government, meanwhile, claims their new regulations will make money because this will stop storms, floods and other consequences of climate change. Yes, a government regulation on methane will change the weather. It is going to stink for poor people. Consumers always pay the costs for government ideology, because virtual money never seems to match the claims of politicians, as seen recently with the...
  • Trump-ing Hillary on EPA and Global Warming

    05/04/2016 8:21:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 5/4/2016 | Steve Milloy
    If he lives up to his campaign rhetoric, a President Donald Trump would be a nightmare for the Environmental Protection Agency, radical environmentalism and the mandate- and subsidy-dependent “green” energy racket. I have paid close attention this campaign season to what every candidate has said about environmental issues. Almost all 17 of the Republican candidates strongly opposed Obama’s war on coal, the job-killing EPA, and global warming hysteria. But Trump has exhibited something else — unusually keen insight into and visceral dislike for green extremism, especially as inflicted upon us by the Obama administration.
  • Senate Democrats push climate change bond bill

    04/29/2016 7:13:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 4/27/2016 | Devin Henry
    The bill is unlikely to find much support in the GOP-controlled Senate. But Boxer, who is retiring from Congress, said she wants to put this in motion now, and Durbin volunteered to take up the mantel when Boxer is gone. “I hope, if we can’t pass this this year, I can take up the flag and carry it in her name in years to come so when we talk about finally passing this, it will be known as Barbara Boxer’s legacy,” he said.
  • The new climate spin: trying to reach conservatives by making fighting climate change ‘patriotic’

    04/26/2016 12:41:20 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 4/26/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Conservatives’ attitudes toward climate change and other environmental concerns shift when the issues are reframed in terms more closely aligned with their values, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. Researchers found that people who identified as conservative were more likely to support “pro-environmental” ideals when the issues were framed as matters of obeying authority, defending the purity of nature and demonstrating patriotism. The study underscores the ways in which discussions of important topics are informed by a person’s moral and ideological perspective, said the study’s lead author, Christopher Wolsko, an assistant professor of psychology at OSU-Cascades. “We think...
  • Gallup: Americans Who Identify as 'Environmentalists' Down 36 Points Since 1991(RuhRoh!)

    04/26/2016 9:43:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 4/26/2016 | unknown
    A Gallup poll [1]released on Friday shows that the number of Americans who identify as environmentalists has dropped 36 points, from 78 percent in 1991 to 42 percent in 2016. There has also been a decline in Americans expressing concern about environmental problems, such as pollution. The Earth Day poll [1] is conducted annually by Gallup. The polling firm cites the politicization of environmental issues as one possible reason for the decline, highlighting the growing partisan gap in those who identify as environmentalists. A large percentage of Americans (Republicans and Democrats) – 78 percent – considered themselves environmentalists in 1991....
  • The Long Green Nazi Shadow over Albert Speer Jr.

    04/23/2016 7:18:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 4/23/2016 | Mark Musser
    Albert Speer Jr. knows the true origins of sustainable development. Yet, environmentalism and sustainability under the Third Reich is an area in which proverbial "good" Nazi attitudes could be entertained and maintained even though it is largely a taboo subject to the post-modern Western public that has adopted a green conscience as its new form of ethics. As such, while Nazi racism was evil, Nazi environmentalism was good. This too was learned from Albert Speer Sr.
  • Welcome to Green Energy Poverty Week(DENIER!!!)

    04/21/2016 9:40:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 4/21/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Friday is Earth Day for the left and you’ll hear no end of crowing about it. Not by accident, it also coincides with the day that the Paris Climate Agreement supposedly goes into effect. This plan, which President Obama signed onto in a non-binding fashion without any sort of blessing from Congress, signals the start of something very different: the prospect of rapidly rising energy costs in America for no discernible payoff. For that reason, those in the energy community have chosen to counter Earth Day by naming April 17-23 “Green Energy Poverty Week.”
  • Hottest March Ever, or at Least as Far Back as Any Records Go(Of course)

    04/20/2016 10:11:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 4/20/2016 | unknown
    Last month was the hottest March in modern history and the 11th consecutive month to break a global temperature record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on Tuesday. The report said the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for March 2016 "was the highest for the month of March in the NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880," noted wire service AFP.
  • 'Earth Now' (moronialls unite to fight)

    04/20/2016 10:01:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 4/20/2016 | unknown
    'Earth NOW' is a four part series about the Energy Revolution, climate change, ecosystems, species, water and sustainability that prompts the public, cities, states and countries to act faster on protecting the planet. KCOD CoachellaFM worked in collaboration with The Desert Sun and One Nation (organized by The USA Today Network & The Desert Sun) to develop the podcast leading up to the One Nation climate change event being held at Sunnylands in The Coachella Valley on April 20th, 2016. One Nation is hosting 10 events across the country that each focus on an important issue in the 2016 election.
  • Where are America’s Drowned Cities?(Erf day alert!!)

    04/20/2016 7:36:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 4/20/2016 | Robert Zubrin warming has been going on for four hundred years. We can know this with certainty, not from the doubtful claims of researchers who assert that they can measure average global temperatures to within a tenth of a degree, but from readily available historical accounts. Civil War buffs are familiar with the massive snowball fights engaged in by Confederate armies stationed as far south as Georgia, and everyone who has read Dickens encounters tales describing much more severe winter weather in mid 19th-century London than anything we see today. If we read back further in time, we hear of a...
  • Coalition of climate hysterics meet to take down ExxonMobile by 'creating' scandals

    04/15/2016 8:03:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 4/15/2016 | Rick Moran
    The Washington Free Beacon has obtained the agenda from a January 9 meeting of prominent climate change groups and the Rockefeller Foundation, whose purpose was to discuss ways to destroy ExxonMobil through legal action, divestment efforts, and political pressure.
  • Gore's RICO-style Prosecution of Global Warming Skeptics

    04/15/2016 7:54:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 4/15/2016 | Russell Cook
    Al Gore is back in the news, prominently seen in a March 29 press conference led by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, where Schneiderman and his fellow AGs announced the latest effort to use racketeering laws to prosecute ‘climate change deniers.’ Minutes after first thanking Gore for attending and noting how his 2006 movie galvanized the world’s attention about the urgency to act on climate change, Schneiderman spoke of how the group was working to find creative ways to “enforce laws being flouted by the fossil fuel industry and their allies in their short-sighted efforts to put profits...
  • Obama's U.N. climate cultists

    04/14/2016 7:27:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 4/14/2016 | Phil Elmore
    Regardless of the intent at its inception, the United Nations has one mission in the modern world: to give coalitions of nations that hate the United States more sway while diminishing the influence of what has for years been the world’s only superpower. Thanks to the disastrous policies and feckless, limp-wristed “leadership” of President Obama and his fellow travelers in our government, America’s domestic enemies – the Democrats and the United Nations members plotting on our soil – have nearly succeeded in laying low the once-proud United States. As China and Russia increase defense spending, Obama cuts it. As nations...
  • World's largest private coal company declares bankruptcy

    04/13/2016 8:04:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 2/13/2016 | Rick Moran
    The Obama administration's war on coal claimed its most significant victim as Peabody Coal, the largest private coal company in the world, filed for bankruptcy today, citing several factors, including "ongoging regulatory challenges."
  • '1 more nail in coffin of global-warming deception'(RuhRoh, denier alert!)

    04/11/2016 7:15:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 4/9/2016 | Greg Corombos
    A new, exhaustive study on precipitation levels over more than 1,000 years shows the assumptions made by the United Nations and other climate-change activists are badly flawed, suggesting human activity may not be having the impact on global climate that so many insist it’s having. The report from Stockholm University in Sweden examined Northern Hemisphere rainfall statistics over a 1,200-year period. Researchers concluded that extremes between heavy rainfall totals and droughts were more severe centuries ago, before the fossil fuel-based economy ever existed. “Hopefully, this will be one more nail in the coffin of the great deception that is the...
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute subpoenaed in global warming 'fraud' investigation(Deniers)

    04/10/2016 6:54:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 4/9/2016 | Rick Moran
    The Competitive Enterprise Institute has been issued a subpoena by the attorney general of the VIrgin Islands to hand over all communictions between 1997 and 2007 on climate change. CEI has been a major voice in the climate change debate, debunking many of the "facts" offered by global warming hysterics.... Lawfare writ large. The problem is that while trying to quash this ridiculous subpoena, other groups and individuals will be silenced, or at least, have their First Amendment rights curtailed by this bullying. Of course, this is the purpose of the subpoena in the first place. For years, global warming...
  • Why Conservatives Will Always Lose The War On Climate Change

    04/09/2016 7:40:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | James Delingpole
    Most people don’t realize this yet, but if a Democrat gets the keys to the White House next year it’s game over for the US economy. This isn’t just for the obvious reason that liberals like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton don’t understand free markets or small government. It’s because the left has got its hands on the magic formula that enables it to do at both federal and local level all the things that lefties love to do – the meddling, the nannying, the taxing, the regulating, the confiscating, the cronyism – virtually unopposed by the people who...
  • Carbon delusions and defective models

    04/06/2016 5:56:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 4/6/2016 | Viv Forbes
    The relentless war on carbon is justified by the false assumption that global temperature is controlled by human production of two carbon-bearing "greenhouse gases." The scary forecasts of runaway heating are based on complicated but narrowly focused carbon-centric computerized global circulation models built for the U.N. IPCC. These models omit many significant climate factors and rely heavily on dodgy temperature records and unproven assumptions about two trace natural gases in the atmosphere. The models fail to explain Earth's long history of changing climates and ignore the powerful role of interacting cycles in the solar system, which determine how much solar...
  • The Green Witch Hunt(you WILL agree with climate change!)

    04/04/2016 7:18:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 4/4/2016 | Mattehw Vadum
    The litigation offensive has nothing to do with justice. It is aimed at forcing those few remaining holdouts in the business community who stubbornly cling to science to confess their thought crimes and submit to the know-nothing Left’s climate superstitions. It is part of modern-day environmentalism’s ongoing assault on knowledge, human progress, markets, and the rule of law. Repent and embrace the true green faith or else you’ll be investigated and denounced as a climate criminal, is the message of “Inspector Gotcha,” New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. “It’s too early to say what we’re going to find,” he...
  • West Antarctic ice sheet could collapse, causing significant sea level rise, experts warn

    03/31/2016 8:51:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 122 replies ^ | 3/31/2016 | unknown
    Scientists are warning that the West Antarctic ice sheet could collapse, potentially causing sea levels to rise more than 49 feet by 2500. The study published in the journal Nature this week, cites the impact of greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. Collapsing Antarctic ice could cause sea levels to rise more than 3 feet by 2100, say co-authors Rob DeConto, a geoscientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and David Pollard, a palaeoclimatologist at Pennsylvania State University in University Park. If emissions continue unabated, the scientists warn, atmospheric warming will soon become a “dominant driver” of ice loss,...
  • Three cheers for the continuing electoral irrelevance of Green Parties throughout the West

    03/27/2016 6:11:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 3/27/2016 | Sierra Rayne
    In these turbulent times with a myriad of external threats against the West, there is a ray of light for hopefulness that the general population has not yet tumbled off the precipice of sanity into utter depravation -- and that is its overwhelming refusal to support those that control Green Parties at various levels of government.
  • Hillary promises, ‘We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business’

    03/14/2016 7:00:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 3/14/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    “I’m the only candidate which [sic] has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country, because we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business, right, Tim? and we’re going to make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people,” Clinton said. “Those people labored in those mines for generations, losing their health, often losing their lives to turn on our lights and power our factories. Now we’ve got to move away from coal and all the other fossil fuels, but I...
  • Checking In With the Popular Climate Models(Ruh Roh!)

    03/10/2016 9:55:02 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 3/9/2016 | Institute for Energy Research
    Climate scientists Pat Michaels and Paul “Chip” Knappenberger have a very interesting Working Paper at Cato that evaluates a suite of popular computer models of the climate. As we will see, Michaels and Knappenberger demonstrate that the observed temperature trends are much lower than the average projections of the climate models. In fact, the actual temperature record is almost at the point of “rejecting” the climate models in the statistical sense. “The Pause”: Real or Cherry-Picking? The main purpose of this post is to show a key chart from the Cato paper. But in order for the reader to understand...
  • Give It Up, Progressives: You Have Lost the Global Warming Argument

    03/02/2016 6:59:43 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 3/2/2016 | James Delingpole
    After my attack on activist and environmental journalist Mark Lynas, I thought I’d test the waters with Tom Chivers who is a science editor at Buzzfeed. Chivers has been a nemesis of mine since my days at the Telegraph. A likeable, good natured nemesis – but an irritant nonetheless. It's bloody annoying when you're a seasoned hack breaking stories like Climategate showing alarmists to be a bunch of lying charlatans and you’ve got some dogged progressive fresh out of 'uni' in the neighbouring pages, brandishing his science degree like it automatically trumps your Oxford arts degree, explaining patiently, goodnaturedly, passively...
  • Warren Buffett says climate change no risk to Berkshire Hathaway

    02/29/2016 7:45:35 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 2/27/2016 | Stephen Foley
    Warren Buffett has dismissed the possibility that climate change could prove a big risk to Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance business, in a combative annual letter to shareholders. In the letter, released on Saturday, Mr Buffett took on a dissident shareholder who plans to raise global warming at Berkshire’s annual meeting next month, as well as critics of the company’s Clayton Homes mobile homes subsidiary and politicians who paint a gloomy picture of the US economy.
  • Environmental Groups Collect Vast Amounts of Money(LOL! ICYMI)

    02/27/2016 11:27:01 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 2/27/2016 | Jack Dini
    If you wonder why you have been hearing and reading endless doomsday scenarios about the warming of the Earth, the rise of the seas, and the disappearance of species and forests for decades, the reason is that a huge propaganda machine is financed at levels that are mind boggling. It is doubtful that most Americans and others around the world know how vast the organizational structure of the environmental movement is and how much wealth it generates for those engaged in an agenda that would drag humanity back to the Stone Age reports Alan Caruba. (1) More than 26,500 American...
  • Scientists Finally Admit Climate Models Are Failing To Predict Global Warming(DOH!)

    02/26/2016 8:07:54 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 2/26/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A group of scientists recently put out a new study confirming the 15-year "hiatus" in global warming. That study made headlines, but what went largely unnoticed was a major admission made by the paper’s authors: the climate models were wrong. "There is this mismatch between what the climate models are producing and what the observations are showing," John Fyfe, Canadian climate modeler and lead author of the new paper, told Nature. "We can't ignore it." "Reality has deviated from our expectations - it is perfectly normal to try and understand this difference," Ed Hawkins, co-author of the study and United...
  • Seas are now rising faster than they have in 2,800 years, scientists say(DOOMAGE!)

    02/23/2016 2:55:47 PM PST · by rktman · 93 replies ^ | 2/22/2016 | Chris Mooney
    A group of scientists says it has now reconstructed the history of the planet's sea levels arcing back over some 3,000 years - leading it to conclude that the rate of increase experienced in the 20th century was "extremely likely" to have been faster than during nearly the entire period. "We can say with 95 percent probability that the 20th-century rise was faster than any of the previous 27 centuries," said Bob Kopp, a climate scientist at Rutgers University who led the research with nine colleagues from several U.S. and global universities. Kopp said it's not that seas rose faster...
  • Paris Climate Accord: Hope, Change -- and Collapse

    02/23/2016 5:55:10 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 2/23/2016 | S Fred Singer
    The Paris Accord (PA) on global warming, concluded in December 2015, had been viewed as an enhancement of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol (KP). But only some weeks later, the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) effectively "killed" EPA's "Clean Power Plan (CPP)," the centerpiece of the US commitment to the PA. The CPP's carbon regulation had been challenged by 27 states and an array of utilities, coal producers and business groups. A SCOTUS' February 9 "stay" overturned a DC Court of Appeals panel's decision to allow the EPA plan to go forward. Although the appeals panel had not stayed CPP,...
  • Campaign 2016: nobody cares about climate change(DUH!)

    02/15/2016 6:16:08 PM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 2/15/2016 | Marita Noon
    Perhaps Steyer needs to realize his reality has changed. On February 11, Politico released survey results from "a bipartisan panel of respondents" who it claims are "Republican and Democratic insiders"..."activists, strategists and operatives in the four early nominating states" who answered the questions anonymously. The results? As one Republican respondent from South Carolina (SC) put it: "Climate change is simply not a front burner issue to most people." A Nevada Democrat agreed: "I don’t believe this is a critical issue for many voters when compared to the economy and national security."
  • NASA Study Concludes Global Warming Is Actually Slowing Sea Level Rise

    02/13/2016 7:05:02 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 2/12/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A new NASA study concludes global warming increases the amount of water stored underground which, in turn, slows the rate of sea level rise. At a time when scientists are worried about accelerating sea level rise, NASA scientist John Reager and his colleagues found an extra 3,200 gigatons of water was being stored by parched landscapes from 2002 to 2014, slowing sea level rise by 15 percent. "We always assumed that people's increased reliance on groundwater for irrigation and consumption was resulting in a net transfer of water from the land to the ocean,” Reager said, according to AFP. "What...
  • U.S. Attorneys General Say States Should Ignore Obama’s ‘Illegal’ Climate Rules

    02/11/2016 9:52:48 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 2/11/2016 | Dr. Benny Peiser
    Mr. Obama’s six years of governance-through-executive-order make his a fragile legacy. Unilateral gambits can be reversed by the next President, and the other branches of government are finally reasserting their constitutional powers. As anarchic as politics can seem these days, the American system of government is still on track—sometimes.—Editorial, The Wall Street Journal, 11 February 2016
  • Physician: Lifting DDT Ban Could Stop Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus

    02/10/2016 7:45:51 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies ^ | 2/10/2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) asserts that a lifting of the ban on DDT could prevent the spread of the Zika virus, just as it could have wiped out malaria. Dr. Jane Orient tells Breitbart News the major public health measure required to combat the Zika virus pandemic is mosquito control and says, "DDT was the most effective public health weapon of all time." Orient continues: The ban on DDT was basically the decision of one man, William Ruckelshaus, going against a mountain of evidence on safety and enormous health benefits. It was...
  • Drought Conditions in Southwest May Be Here to Stay

    02/08/2016 7:50:21 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 2/7/2016 | Greg Richter
    Drought conditions may be the default position of the American Southwest now, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters. A study of the region from 1979 through 2014 shows that drier conditions have set in as lower precipitation has become the norm, and it is expected to continue.
  • Wind Energy Lobbyist: ‘Drastic Steps’ On Climate Change Or We’ll ‘Lose Up To 50% Of The(T)

    02/08/2016 5:40:51 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 2/5/2016 | Penny Starr
    "You can find all sorts of information at National Audubon, National Wildlife Federation, National Resource Defense Council - all commissioned studies -showing that if we don't take drastic steps to reduce the impacts of climate change, that we will lose up to 50 percent of the global species in our generation," Anderson said.
  • The Goldilocks Approach to Global Warming

    02/08/2016 5:12:44 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 2/8/2016 | S. Fred Singer
    Maybe you've heard or read somewhere that all kinds of terrible disasters will happen if the (global mean surface) temperature rises just 2⁰C above the pre-industrial level; according to some datasets, we are already more than halfway there. Further, activists want to lower the threshold to 1.5⁰C -- thus advancing the date of the "apocalypse." Note, however, that these same activists never bother to define "mean temperature" or tell you how to measure it -- if indeed that makes sense. Temperatures vary not only geographically, mainly with latitude and altitude, but also with season, time of day, and weather conditions.
  • Yale Professor on Nazi Environmentalism: So Close, yet So Far

    02/06/2016 7:06:59 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 2/6/2016 | Mark Musser
    .....nature today is their primary guide rather than thought, most greens cannot tell the difference between science and Malthusian math. Herein lies the real problem facing the Western world today, as it has conjured up an imaginary crisis of its own making with regard to the global warming/climate change myth. Malthusian math construes environmental data that invariably leads to millenarian and/or apocalyptic concerns and dangerous anti-human political policies that are holistic and totalitarian by design, and thus fascist to the core.