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  • UN Climate Change Report Dismisses Slowdown in Global Warming

    09/27/2013 1:27:45 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 27, 2013 | Staff
    The Earth has changed in “unprecedented ways” since 1950, the U.N. says, and its scientists are 95 percent certain that humans are responsible. Yet the planet has largely stopped warming over the past 15 years, data shows -- and a landmark report released Friday by the U.N.’s climate group could not explain why the mercury has stopped rising.
  • McIntyre finds the Marcott ‘trick’ – How long before Science has to retract Marcott et al?

    03/16/2013 8:36:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | March 16, 2013 | by Anthony Watts
    Steve McIntyre has made what I can only describe as a stunning discovery as to why there is a sharp uptick in the main Marcott et al graph being touted by the media from its publication in Science.It seems the uptick in the 20th century is not real, being nothing more than an artifact of shoddy procedures where the dates on the proxy samples were changed for some strange reason.McIntyre writes: The Marcott-Shakun Dating ServiceMarcott, Shakun, Clark and Mix did not use the published dates for ocean cores, instead substituting their own dates. The validity of Marcott-Shakun re-dating will...
  • The Great Green Con no. 1: The hard proof that finally shows global warming forecasts..

    03/16/2013 6:29:13 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK / Mail Online ^ | March 16, 2013 | David Rose
    No, the world ISN'T getting warmer (as you may have noticed). Now we reveal the official data that's making scientists suddenly change their minds about climate doom. So will eco-funded MPs stop waging a green crusade with your money? Well... what do YOU think? The Mail on Sunday today presents irrefutable evidence that official predictions of global climate warming have been catastrophically flawed. The graph on this page blows apart the ‘scientific basis’ for Britain reshaping its entire economy and spending billions in taxes and subsidies in order to cut emissions of greenhouse gases. These moves have already added £100...
  • Climate Change and Rising Food Prices Heightened Arab Spring

    03/04/2013 2:37:02 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Scientific American ^ | Marrch 4, 2013 | Ines Perez
    If the Arab Spring taught us something, it is that the effects of climate change can serve as stressors, contributing to regional instability and conflict, experts said. In a report published last week, researchers from the Center for American Progress, the Center for Climate and Security and the Stimson Center examined the role of climate change in the Middle East's upheaval during 2010 and 2011. Looking at long-term trends in rain, crops, food prices and migration, they were able to determine how these factors contributed to social instability in the region. "The Arab Spring would likely have come one way...
  • In Their Own Words: Climate Alarmists Debunk Their "Science"

    02/06/2013 2:05:51 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    FORBES ^ | February 6, 2013 | Larry Bell
    President Obama has put salvation from dreaded climate catastrophes on his action agenda hot list. During his inaugural address he said: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” He went on to shame anyone who disagrees with this assessment, saying, “Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and powerful storms.”
  • Euro-Media Concede Global Warming Has Ended…Models Were Wrong…Scientists Are Baffled!

    01/30/2013 7:37:52 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 49 replies
    NoTricksZone ^ | January 19, 2013 | P. Gosselin
    Spiegel has finally gotten around to conceding that global warming has ended, at least for the time being. Yesterday Spiegel science journalist Axel Bojanowski published a piece called: Klimawandel: Forscher rätseln über Stillstand bei Erderwärmung (Climate change: scientists baffled by the stop in global warming). We’ve been waiting for this admission a long time, and watching the media reaction is interesting to say the least. Bojanowski writes that “The word has been out for quite some time now that the climate is developing differently than predicted earlier”. He poses the question: “How many more years of stagnation are needed before...
  • Dems blame weather on climate change

    08/01/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Dems blame weather on climate change By Zack Colman - 08/01/12 01:07 PM ET Droughts, heat waves and other severe weather are being exacerbated by climate change, several Senate Democrats contended at a hearing Wednesday. Democrats on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held the hearing to call attention to what they said are the risks of climate change highlighted by severe weather this summer. They also sought to blame Republicans for holding up action to prevent or slow global warming. “I think we have to recognize that extreme weather conditions have a severe burden and cost on...
  • IPCC Admits Its Past Reports Were Junk

    07/16/2012 1:44:46 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 16, 2012 | By Joseph L. Bast
    On June 27, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a statement saying it had "complete[d] the process of implementation of a set of recommendations issued in August 2010 by the InterAcademy Council (IAC), the group created by the world's science academies to provide advice to international bodies." Hidden behind this seemingly routine update on bureaucratic processes is an astonishing and entirely unreported story. The IPCC is the world's most prominent source of alarmist predictions and claims about man-made global warming. Its four reports (a fifth report is scheduled for release in various parts in 2013 and 2014) are...
  • Lord Monckton slams Enviro-Marxist "Religion" at UN Rio+20: "God is not mocked" (Video)

    07/09/2012 10:35:47 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    The New American via You Tube ^ | July 6, 2012 | Liberty News Network
    June 23, 2012 - After the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, Alex Newman of The New American magazine spoke with environmental realist and policy adviser Lord Christopher Monckton under Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer. During the interview, Lord Monckton offered his thoughts on the UN summit, the decision to light up the Jesus statue in green, and the religious implications of it all.
  • Obama kills coal - as promised, GOP is MIA on EPA overreach

    03/29/2012 4:36:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2012 | By Steve Milloy
    The Obama Environmental Protection Agency just condemned to death an entire U.S. industry - a legal and scientific horror story that congressional Republicans failed miserably to prevent. The EPA’s newly proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for coal-fired power plants will be finalized by the Obama administration, win or lose, after the November election. Though the proposed standards leave alone existing coal-fired power plants, they effectively prohibit the construction of new plants by establishing an impossible-to-meet emissions standard. But don’t get the idea that the EPA threw the coal industry a bone by omitting existing coal-fired plants, as the agency has...
  • 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...
  • 'Best Article on Wind Farms You Will Ever Read'

    02/20/2012 5:41:20 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/17/2012 | Jack McHugh
    That’s the verdict of British writer James Delingpole, in a blog posted in the Daily Telegraph, about an article by Kevin Myers published in the Irish Independent online version, brought to our attention by a Paul Chesser Facebook post. (Got all that? Ain’t the Internet grand?) Myers’ focus is on the potentially fatal results of European wind energy, should this form of green delusion be carried to its logical extreme, and the pure destruction of wealth its massive misallocation of resources already represents (imagine hundreds of Solyndras). Thanks to members of the Michigan House and Senate, since 2008 the same...
  • 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.
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 'From A-Z -- the scientific case for man-made climate fears has collapsed'

    10/19/2011 12:16:40 PM PDT · by ClimateDepot.com · 6 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | October 19, 2011 | Marc Morano
    Climate Depot key excerpt: The Antarctic sea ice extent has been at or near record extent in the past few summers, the Arctic has rebounded in recent years since the low point in 2007, polar bears are thriving, sea level is not showing acceleration and is actually dropping, Cholera and Malaria are failing to follow global warming predictions, Mount Kilimanjaro melt fears are being made a mockery by gains in snow cover, global temperatures have been holding steady for a decade or more, deaths due to extreme weather are radically declining, global tropical cyclone activity is near historic lows, the...
  • The Broken Planet Fallacy - The Solyndra boondoggle illustrates the folly of treating global...

    09/21/2011 1:39:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | September 21, 2011 | Jacob Sullum
    The Solyndra boondoggle illustrates the folly of treating global warming as an economic blessing. When Solyndra went belly up last month, less than a year after it started making solar arrays in Fremont, California, an Energy Department spokesman insisted that the $535 million the federal government had loaned the company was well spent. "The project that we supported succeeded," he said. "The facility was producing the product it said it would produce." That rather short-sighted definition of success exemplifies the loopy logic of President Obama's "green jobs" agenda, which justifies subsidies based on good intentions and employment opportunities rather than...
  • [Vanity] - Help Needed re Global Warming Being Taught to My 10-Year Old In Scool

    09/12/2011 7:21:16 PM PDT · by grady · 84 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | 9/12/2011 | grady
    Returning from ball practice tonight, my 5th grader informed me that today, in science class, he learned that carbon dioxide is causing global warming, melting glaciers, etc., etc. My initial reaction was to say "that's a bunch of baloney" but I contained myself. I'm not surprised that they're teaching it, and I'm ok with him hearing about it (it's everywhere nowadays anyway), provided he learns to take in the information with a critical mindset and challenge it. He'll learn more that way anyway. We discussed the difference between theories and facts, as well as the importance of using the scientific...
  • Wind farms: the monuments to lunacy that will be left to blot the landscape ( UK )

    09/11/2011 6:52:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10 Sep 2011 | Christopher Booker
    These pointless monstrosities will continue to proliferate until the Government sees sense. Three separate news items on the same day last week reflected three different aspects of what is fast becoming a full-scale disaster bearing down on Britain. The first item was a picture in The Daily Telegraph showing two little children forlornly holding a banner reading “E.On Hands Off Winwick”. This concerned a battle to prevent a tiny Northamptonshire village from being dwarfed by seven 410-foot wind turbines, each higher than Salisbury Cathedral, to be built nearby by a giant German-owned electricity firm. The 40 residents, it was reported,...
  • How to go out with a bang — score points for censorship — (Science Journal EDITOR resigns)

    09/05/2011 12:34:03 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    JoNova ^ | September 5th, 2011 | Joanne
    Full Title: How to go out with a bang — score points for censorship — a poseur for honor! An editor has resigned after committing the dastardliest of crimes: He helped publish a skeptical paper in a peer-reviewed journal. God-forbid, imagine a paper being reviewed only by people who have some sympathies with your results? It’s unthinkable. We all know that Nature and Science, for example, dutifully send all the papers by alarmists to at least one skeptical reviewer, and since 97% of 77 climate scientists are alarmists, that means the other two scientists who aren’t, are very busy people. ...
  • Gingrich regrets 2008 climate ad with Pelosi (I bet he does)

    07/26/2011 7:20:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/26/11 | Michael O'Brien
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Tuesday that he regrets making a commercial with then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on the need to address climate change. Gingrich, who partnered with Pelosi while she was Speaker for the 2008 ad, said the spot was "misconstrued," and for that reason, he wouldn't do it again. "I was trying to make a point that we shouldn't be afraid to debate the left, even on the environment," Gingrich said on WGIR radio of the 30-second television commercial. "Obviously it was misconstrued, and it's probably one of those things I wouldn't do again." That commercial...
  • Changing Tides: Research Center Under Fire for 'Adjusted' Sea-Level Data (The hoax continues)

    06/17/2011 4:33:54 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/17/2011 | Maxim Lott
    Is climate change raising sea levels, as Al Gore has argued -- or are climate scientists doctoring the data? The University of Colorado’s Sea Level Research Group decided in May to add 0.3 millimeters -- or about the thickness of a fingernail -- every year to its actual measurements of sea levels, sparking criticism from experts who called it an attempt to exaggerate the effects of global warming. "Gatekeepers of our sea level data are manufacturing a fictitious sea level rise that is not occurring," said James M. Taylor, a lawyer who focuses on environmental issues for the Heartland Institute.
  • The Rapture That Wasn’t (Actually the Left has made more doomsday predictions)

    05/24/2011 6:37:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/24/2011 | Dennis Prager
    It appears that The Rapture leading to the end of the world predicted by a Christian radio broadcaster for this past Saturday, May 21, did not take place. And the failure was covered worldwide. A Google search on Saturday evening yielded over 32,000 articles — in English alone — in the world media. The secular, especially the anti-religious, Left enjoys these spectacles of religious foolishness. They seem to confirm not only how absurd these end-of-days predictions are, but how absurd religion is in general. But the Left should not laugh too loudly. The religious world has far fewer doomsday predictions...
  • Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Falsely Claims Not Many Countries Beside U.S. Have Tornadoes

    05/30/2011 2:08:38 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 59 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 28, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Bill Nye "The Science Guy" was on Fox News's "America's News Headquarters" Saturday trying to make the case that despite it being "very difficult to mathematically connect" this year's tornado activity to global warming, "Tornadoes are almost certainly a consequence." When host Uma Pemmaraju asked a seemingly simple question, "Are other countries seeing the same type of activity, the intensity of these tornadoes picking up in those regions as well," "The Science Guy" first seemed completely stumped, and then gave a rather absurd answer (video follows with transcript and commentary): BILL NYE: The tornadoes very difficult to mathematically connect to...
  • UK Scientists: Obama "Obsessed with his Street Cred"

    05/27/2011 10:44:37 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 20 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/27/11 | Aurelius
    Members of the Royal Society in the United Kingdom stated yesterday that President Barack Obama was obsessed with his perception of "street cred" and that he intentionally avoids things to keep it high. This comes after Mr. Obama snubbed the group, an organization of world-leading scientists, when they planned on awarding him the King Charles II medal. The medal is given out only in "extraordinary circumstances" to leaders who "made an outstanding contribution to furthering scientific research in their country." Sources also stated that the group was "deeply offended." According to a source in the British government: “The Royal Society...
  • Climate scientists complain about Freedom of Information laws...

    05/26/2011 7:20:35 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 50 replies
    Freedom of information laws are being misused to harass scientists and should be re-examined by the government, according to the president of the Royal Society.
  • A link between climate change and Joplin tornadoes? Never!

    05/23/2011 5:19:41 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, May 23, 2011 | Bill McKibben
    Caution: It is vitally important not to make connections. When you see pictures of rubble like this week’s shots from Joplin, Mo., you should not wonder: Is this somehow related to the tornado outbreak three weeks ago in Tuscaloosa, Ala., or the enormous outbreak a couple of weeks before that (which, together, comprised the most active April for tornadoes in U.S. history). No, that doesn’t mean a thing. It is far better to think of these as isolated, unpredictable, discrete events. It is not advisable to try to connect them in your mind with, say, the fires burning across Texas...
  • The CFL Fraud ILiberals gone wild - and Americans beleived them at their peril)

    04/19/2011 11:39:26 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    american thinker ^ | 4/19/2011 | Edmund Contoski
    A compact fluorescent light (CFL) on the ceiling burst and started a fire in a home in Hornell, N.Y. December 23, 2010. "Those are the lights everybody's been telling us to use," said Joe Gerych, Steuben County Fire Inspector. "It blew up like a bomb. It spattered all over." Fire Chief Mike Robbins said the blaze destroyed the room where the fire started and everything in it, and the rest of the house suffered smoke and water damage. The Arkport Village Fire Department as well as the North Hornell Fire Department required about 15 minutes to put out the fire....
  • David Evans, Carbon Accounting Modeler, Says It’s a Scam

    03/26/2011 3:33:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    JoNova ^ | March 26th, 2011 | Joanne
    Dr David Evans’ address to the Anti-Carbon-Tax rally, Perth Australia, 23 March 2011.Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen.The debate about global warming has reached ridiculous proportions and is full of micro thin half-truths and misunderstandings. I am a scientist who was on the carbon gravy train, understands the evidence,  was once an alarmist, but am now a skeptic. Watching this issue unfold has been amusing but, lately, worrying. This issue is tearing society apart, making fools and liars out of our politicians.Let’s set a few things straight. The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global...
  • Global Warming Alarmists Flip-Flop On Snowfall

    03/04/2011 1:43:05 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | Mar. 2 , 2011 | James M. Taylor
    Sitting in on a March 1 Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) press conference regarding global warming and heavy snowfalls, I couldn’t help feeling like the chairman of the Senate committee questioning mafia capo Frank Pentangeli in Godfather II. The chairman, listening incredulously as Pentangeli contradicts a sworn written statement he had earlier given to the committee, waves the written statement in the air and protests, “We have a sworn affidavit — we have it — your sworn affidavit…. Do you deny that confession, and do you realize what will happen as a result of your denial?” The UN Intergovernmental Panel...
  • SEC Charges Seven in Global Warming Pump-and-Dump Scheme

    02/21/2011 6:34:42 PM PST · by RobertClark · 17 replies
    SEC ^ | 02/18/2011 | SEC
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2011-46 Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a group of seven individuals who perpetrated a fraudulent pump-and-dump scheme in the stock of a sham company that purported to provide products and services to fight global warming. The SEC alleges that the group included stock promoters, traders, and a lawyer who wrote a fraudulent opinion letter. The scheme resulted in more than $7 million in illicit profits from sales of stock in CO2 Tech Ltd. at artificially inflated prices. Despite touting impressive business relationships and anti-global warming technology innovations, CO2 Tech...
  • In Reply to "The Importance of Science In Addressing Climate Change".

    02/08/2011 3:07:55 PM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    IceCap ^ | 2/8/2011 | Ice Cap
    CO2Science and 68 signatories To the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate: February 8, 2011 In reply to “The Importance of Science in Addressing Climate Change” On 28 January 2011, eighteen scientists sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate urging them to “take a fresh look at climate change.” Their intent, apparently, was to disparage the views of scientists who disagree with their contention that continued business-as-usual increases in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced from the burning of coal, gas, and oil will lead to a host...
  • Weather Channel Boss Calls Global Warming 'The Greatest Scam In History'

    12/24/2010 11:25:04 PM PST · by Windflier · 84 replies · 5+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 09 Nov 2007 | Foreign Staff
    The founder of the The Weather Channel in the US has described the concept of global warming as 'the greatest scam in history' and accused global media of colluding with 'environmental extremists' to alarm the public. "It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM," John Coleman wrote in an article published on ICECAP, the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project...
  • The climate bugaboo is the strangest intellectual aberration of our age ( The SCAM )

    12/18/2010 2:07:26 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8:52PM GMT 17 Dec 2010 | By Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
    Christopher Monckton says that perspective was sorely missing at the Cancun climate conference."But don’t you realise," said the bearded, staring enviro-zomb with the regrettable T-shirt, “that global cooling is what we must expect because of global warming?” "Don’t you realise," I replied, "how silly that sounds? The lowest temperatures ever recorded here in Cancun six days in a row; four extreme winters on the trot in the Northern hemisphere; more people dying in one three-day cold snap in little England in 2002 than Oxfam pretends died of ‘global warming’ worldwide throughout 2010; where’s your perspective, man?" Perspective, the Olympian capacity...
  • PRUDEN: Turn out the lights, the party’s over

    12/04/2010 10:42:14 AM PST · by Signalman · 19 replies
    IceCap ^ | 12/3/2010 | Wesley Pruden
    Scams die hard, but eventually they die, and when they do, nobody wants to get close to the corpse. You can get all the hotel rooms you want this week in Cancun. The global-warming caravan has moved on, bound for a destination in oblivion. The United Nations is hanging the usual lamb chop in the window this week in Mexico for the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, but the Washington guests are staying home. Nobody wants to get the smell of the corpse on their clothes. Everybody who imagined himself anybody raced to Copenhagen last year for the global-warming...
  • Forced use of biofuels could hit food production, EU warned

    11/09/2010 8:09:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/9/2010 | John Vidal
    Plans to make European motorists use more biofuels could take an area the size of Ireland out of food production by 2020 and accelerate climate change, a study has found. The report by the independent Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) is based on plans that countries have submitted to the EU detailing how they intend to meet their legal requirement to include 10% of renewable energy in all transport fuels by 2020. IEEP calculations suggest that the indirect effect of the switch will be to take between 4.1m and 6.9m hectares out of food production. In addition, say the...
  • Professor Emiritus Hal Lewis Resigns from American Physical Society (Calls it global warming scam)

    10/19/2010 4:44:31 PM PDT · by FromLori · 11 replies
    My Telegraph ^ | 10/8/10
    When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago). Indeed, the choice of physics as a profession was then a guarantor of a life of poverty and abstinence—it was World War II that changed all that. The prospect of worldly gain drove few physicists. As recently as thirty-five years ago, when I chaired the first APS study of a contentious social/scientific issue, The Reactor Safety Study, though there were zealots aplenty on the outside...
  • Last Incandescent Bulb Factory To Close

    09/09/2010 7:47:50 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 94 replies
    MyFOX9.com ^ | Sept. 8, 2010 | None
    The last General Electric factory in the U.S. to manufacture incandescent light bulbs is set to close its doors next month, as a federal move toward green technology has made the product obsolete, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The Winchester, Va., plant partly fell victim to energy conservation legislation passed by Congress that will require Americans to start using more efficient bulbs by 2014, the report said. The 200 workers at the plant will lose their jobs when the doors shut for the final time, as the replacement bulbs, known as compact fluorescents (CL), are manufactured mainly overseas. According to...
  • Climate: New study slashes estimate of icecap loss

    09/07/2010 10:00:37 AM PDT · by Arkancide · 64 replies
    PhysOrg.com ^ | Sep 07, 2010 | Richard Ingham
    Estimates of the rate of ice loss from Greenland and West Antarctica, one of the most worrying questions in the global warming debate, should be halved, according to Dutch and US scientists. In the last two years, several teams have estimated Greenland is shedding roughly 230 gigatonnes of ice, or 230 billion tonnes, per year and West Antarctica around 132 gigatonnes annually. Together, that would account for more than half of the annual three-millimetre (0.2 inch) yearly rise in sea levels, a pace that compares dramatically with 1.8mm (0.07 inches) annually in the early 1960s. But, according to the new...
  • What the Chinese really think of 'Man Made Global Warming'

    08/18/2010 8:48:57 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | James Delingpole
    One of the great lies told us by our political leaders in order to persuade us to accept their swingeing and pointless green taxes and their economically suicidal, environmentally vandalistic wind-farm building programmes is that if we don’t do it China will. Apparently, just waiting to be grabbed out there are these glittering, golden prizes marked “Green jobs” and “Green technologies” – and if only we can get there before those scary, mysterious Chinese do, well, maybe the West will enjoy just a few more years of economic hegemony before the BRICs nations thwack us into the long grass. This...
  • Official: Satellite Failure Means Decade of Global Warming Data Doubtful

    08/17/2010 2:05:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Revolution Broadcasting ^ | 13 August 2010 | John O’Sullivan
    US Government admits satellite temperature readings “degraded.” All data taken offline in shock move. Global warming temperatures may be 10 to 15 degrees too high. The fault was first detected after a tip off from an anonymous member of the public to climate skeptic blog, Climate Change Fraud (view original article) (August 9, 2010). Caught in the center of the controversy is the beleaguered taxpayer funded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA’s Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis has now confirmed that the fast spreading story on the respected climate skeptic blog is true. However, NOAA spokesman, Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis...
  • Abolish U.N. climate panel, indict chief'Former Thatcher adviser documents fraud by global body

    05/19/2010 8:31:45 AM PDT · by day21221 · 9 replies · 483+ views
    wnd.com ^ | May 18, 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    'Abolish U.N. climate panel, indict chief' Former Thatcher adviser documents fraud by global body Lord Christopher Monckton lectures in Chicago yesterday CHICAGO Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, called for the abolishment of the United Nations climate committee and the indictment of the U.N.'s chief climate scientist for financial fraud. Monckton was the featured speaker today at the closing luncheon of the Heartland Institute's Fourth International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago. "While we are on the subject of the IPCC," Monckton told the conference, referring to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on...
  • "What's the Catastrophe?"

    06/05/2009 4:11:18 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 25 replies · 1,393+ views
    WorldMag ^ | 6/5/09 | Jacob Parrish
    WASHINGTON—Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., in the middle of a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S.-China climate change relations, leaned forward in his chair and asked the expert panel, “What’s the catastrophe?” Lugar, a long-time advocate of emissions reductions and global warming prevention, asked the expert panel to clarify just what the disaster would be if carbon emissions are not reduced. The three members of the panel, all experts on greenhouse gas emissions in China, looked at each other and hesitated. The panel had reached a consensus that the United States and China contribute 40 percent of the world’s greenhouse...
  • The US is Committing National Suicide

    06/02/2009 11:19:59 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies · 1,774+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | Alan Caruba
    Growing up as a teenager in the 1950s, I could not wait to get my license to drive and I liked the sporty look of the British MG. These days I drive a Volkswagen. In that short tale can be found the seeds of the end of the American auto industry. Here’s some history. In 1952, the merger of several British auto companies resulted in the British Motor Corporation. It was the largest of its day with 39% of British output. Despite established dealerships for the various models, a series of poor management decisions resulted in the loss of market...
  • Can Carbon Dioxide Be A Good Thing? - Science Video

    03/22/2009 1:38:04 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies · 1,027+ views
    Science Daily ^ | June 1, 2007 | North American Carbon Program
    A physicist from Colorado State University and his colleagues from the North American Carbon Program (NACP) have discerned and confirmed the unforeseen advantages of rising carbon dioxide levels. Through the processes of photosynthesis and respiration, scientists have been able to elucidate why plants are growing more rapidly than they are dying. The NACP is employing methods, such as the use of cell phone and aircraft towers to monitor and retrieve carbon data for their continuing study. Too much carbon dioxide can be a bad thing, but sometimes it can have a positive effect on plants and trees. The more carbon...
  • Spanish solar firms accused of fraud

    12/21/2008 7:31:24 AM PST · by Paine in the Neck · 10 replies · 557+ views
    Nature On Line ^ | 19 December 2008 | Lisa Abend
    Many of the solar parks that stretch across vast tracts of the Spanish countryside are guilty of fraud, Spain's National Energy Commission (CNE) has found. In the past two years, Spain's solar industry has grown by a spectacular 900%. The country now has the third largest solar capacity in the world, behind the United States and Germany. But an ongoing investigation by Spanish authorities has so far unearthed nearly 4,200 photovoltaic installations that were falsely registered as being online by a 30 September deadline in order to receive higher levels of subsidy from power companies. According to the CNE report,...
  • Deja Vu All Over Again: Blogger Again Finds Error in NASA Climate Data [Sept data used for October]

    11/11/2008 1:28:26 PM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 24 replies · 338+ views
    DailyTech ^ | November 11, 2008 | Michael Asher
    GISS's October Data. The large reddish-brown area in Russia is actually September readings. Amateur team finds NASA error similar to one they discovered a year ago. NASA'S Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) is one of the world's primary sources for climate data. GISS issues regular updates on world temperatures based on their analysis of temperature readings from thousands of monitoring stations over the globe. GISS' most recent data release originally reported last October as being extraordinarily warm-- a full 0.78C above normal. This would have made it the warmest October on record; a huge increase over the previous month's...
  • UN says USA must be part of climate change agreement

    12/02/2007 2:18:35 PM PST · by ricks_place · 70 replies · 285+ views
    YAHOO ^ | 12/2/07 | Michael Casey
    BALI, Indonesia - World powers meeting at a UN climate change conference in Indonesia this week won't be able to craft a meaningful plan to address global warming without co-operation from the United States, the top emitter of greenhouse gases, the UN's climate chief said Sunday. The United States refused to sign the last major international treaty on reducing greenhouse gases, undermining its effectiveness. Delegates from 190 countries will gather on the resort island of Bali on Monday for one of the largest global warming conferences ever, bringing together about 10,000 people including Hollywood luminaries, former vice-president Al Gore, fishermen...
  • Lions vow to fight global warming with `carbon neutral' game ["Carbon Football-Print" Alert!]

    11/22/2007 11:32:05 AM PST · by melt · 96 replies · 150+ views
    mlive.com ^ | 11/21/07 | DAVID N. GOODMAN
    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions say they'll take on the Green Bay Packers without warming the globe, buying a stake in a replanted rain forest in Ecuador to offset the up to 933 tons of carbon dioxide the Thanksgiving Day game is expected to generate. The Lions will follow the standards for greenhouse gas offsets laid down by the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, according to the environmental engineering company handling Thursday's "green game" at Ford Field. It may seem odd to plant trees in South America because of U.S. football fans' tailpipe emissions, but there is strong logic to it,...
  • The Truth About Denial (Barf Alert: Newsweek puts "global warming deniers" under the microscope)

    08/04/2007 7:25:07 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 77 replies · 1,393+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 13, 2007 | Sharon Begley
    Sen. Barbara Boxer had been chair of the Senate's Environment Committee for less than a month when the verdict landed last February. "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal," concluded a report by 600 scientists from governments, academia, green groups and businesses in 40 countries. Worse, there was now at least a 90 percent likelihood that the release of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels is causing longer droughts, more flood-causing downpours and worse heat waves, way up from earlier studies. Those who doubt the reality of human-caused climate change have spent decades disputing that. But Boxer figured...