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  • Climate scientist faces McCarthyism!

    05/16/2014 4:47:35 AM PDT · by Roamin53 · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Wills Robinson
    A globally-renowned climate scientist has been forced to step down from a think-tank after he was subjected to 'Mc-Carthy'-style pressure from scientists around the world. Professor Lennart Bengtsson, 79, a leading academic from the University of Reading, left the high-profile Global Warming Policy Foundation as a result of the threats, which he described as 'virtually unbearable'. The group was set up by former Tory Chancellor Lord Lawson and are sceptical about radical policy changes aimed at combating global warming. The Swedish climatologist, who has published more than 200 papers, said he received hundreds of emails from colleagues criticising his decision...
  • The New Antarctic “Tipping Point”—Headlines and Facts

    05/14/2014 7:21:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 5/14/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    A recent headline in the New York Times says “Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans from Polar Melt.” Other newspapers propagated the story with titles like “Ice sheet collapse ‘unstoppable,’ scientists warn” and “Huge Antarctic ice sheet collapsing.” The story refers to two recent publications that conclude that “warm water upwelling from the [Antarctic] ocean depths has most likely triggered an inherent instability” that will lead to the envisaged collapse. There are some problems with such predictions: The facts show otherwise.
  • Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change

    05/04/2014 6:55:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 3, 2014 | By Evan Halper
    When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren't looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs. They were seeking out birds that could survive a hotter planet. The researchers were in the vanguard of food scientists, backed by millions of dollars from the federal government, racing to develop new breeds of farm animals that can stand up to the hazards of global warming.
  • The game is up for climate change believers

    04/08/2014 1:17:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 06 Apr 2014 | Charles Moore
    Most of us pay some attention to the weather forecast. If it says it will rain in your area tomorrow, it probably will. But if it says the same for a month, let alone a year, later, it is much less likely to be right. There are too many imponderables. The theory of global warming is a gigantic weather forecast for a century or more. However interesting the scientific inquiries involved, therefore, it can have almost no value as a prediction. Yet it is as a prediction that global warming (or, as we are now ordered to call it in...
  • THE CARBON DIOXIDE LEVEL IS DANGEROUSLY LOW

    03/25/2014 7:21:07 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | 3/24/2014 | David Archibald
    The following as been excerpted from Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century will be Nasty, Brutish, and Short by David Archibald:The United States is needlessly penalizing itself and squandering its resource endowment, all because of the big lie that carbon dioxide is causing dangerous global warming. The Chinese, in contrast, merely pay lip service to that big lie. The only reason they are making a token effort on the “global warming” front is to encourage Western countries to continue hobbling their own economies. One can be forgiven for thinking that there must be some truth in the...
  • Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change

    03/23/2014 5:48:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | March 22, 2014 | by Robin McKie
    Flooding, famine and rising sea levels will put hundreds of millions at risk in one of the world's most vulnerable regions. People in coastal regions of Asia, particularly those living in cities, could face some of the worst effects of global warming, climate experts will warn this week. Hundreds of millions of people are likely to lose their homes as flooding, famine and rising sea levels sweep the region, one of the most vulnerable on Earth to the impact of global warming, the UN states. The report – Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability – makes it clear that...
  • how ‘climate change is messing up’ the search for the missing Malaysian airliner

    03/25/2014 1:10:09 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    While 10 different aircraft plus ships search the area near western Australia where debris was spotted by satellite, Mother Jone Magazine takes a stupid pill and puts this crazy theory on display. ‘One Reason It May Be Harder to Find Flight 370: We Messed Up the Currents How climate change factors into the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight
  • White House announces new climate change data website

    03/19/2014 6:39:09 AM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 19, 2014 | Neela Banerjee
    As part of its campaign to step up efforts to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday announced the creation of a new website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies. In the administration’s most high-profile effort, the Environmental Protection Agency in September proposed rules to cut greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. The president also plans to ask Congress for $1 billion in his 2015 budget to establish a “climate resiliency fund” that would finance research, preparation and infrastructure to adapt to extreme weather driven by...
  • Obama’s Pseudo-Scientism: Too hot? Too cold? Regardless, it must be global warming. (VDH)

    03/05/2014 12:06:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 4, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama came to California. He saw a drought. He announced the cause to be global warming and left. How accurate was the president’s diagnosis of harmful, man-made climate change in stopping rain and snow? First, a bit of a reminder about what the president has called “settled science.” Until 1982 “settled science” decreed that stomach ulcers were a result of bad diet, too much gastric acid, or undue stress. Then Australian scientists Barry Marshall and Robin Warren shocked the medical community with an unlikely thesis: The real culprit for peptic ulcers more often was infection by the Gram-negative bacterium...
  • Climate Change Will Cause Rape and Murder and Assault and Robbery and Larceny and Make People...

    02/27/2014 7:10:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    February 27, 2014 10:04 AM Climate Change Will Cause Rape and Murder and Assault and Robbery and Larceny and Make People Steal Your Car By Charles C. W. Cooke This, from Mother Jones, is what people who are losing the argument look like: Study: Global Warming Will Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099 Global warming isn’t just going to melt the Arctic and flood our cities—it’s also going to make Americans more likely to kill each other. That’s the conclusion of a controversial new study that uses historic crime and temperature data to show that hotter weather leads to more...
  • 'Climate change is a fact,' Obama declares

    01/30/2014 2:20:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    anuary 28, 2014, 09:42 pm 'Climate change is a fact,' Obama declares By Laura Barron-Lopez President Obama said the debate over climate change is settled during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening. "The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way," Obama said. "But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact." "And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us...
  • Al Gore once again suggests ‘fertility management’ to fight global warming

    01/28/2014 4:53:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore raised eyebrows last week when he suggested that “fertility management” was the key to fighting global warming and promoting economic development in poor countries. Gore’s comments drew criticism from free-marketeers who said his remarks amount to “eco-imperialism.” “Gore’s agenda for saving the world from global warming has always included population control,” Myron Ebell, director of global warming and international environmental policy at the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Advocating population control specifically for Africa is just another form of imperialism. Gore’s eco-imperialism is uncomfortably close to the original racist goals...
  • MIT Climate Change Expert: Global Warming “Just a Dream Come True for Politicians”

    01/15/2014 10:40:14 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | January 15, 2014 | James Daniels
    ~SNIP~...It seems this man, Richard Lindzen, actually lives in Massachusetts. Apparently, he’s a professor at MIT, which has the best Earth Sciences program in the United States. And he is a leading international climate change expert. That’s something to think about, liberals, as you’re stuck in the ice on your climate change crusade!
  • Slowdown in Global Warming is Apparently a Mirage (only after you "fix" the data)

    01/15/2014 9:57:12 AM PST · by qam1 · 21 replies
    Liescience via Yahoo ^ | 1/15/14 | Ilissa Ocko
    While the planet's surface temperatures over the past century have risen to unprecedented levels, records have shown a slowdown in the pace of warming over the past 15 years. Scientists have proposed several theories of natural climate variability and heat redistribution that may have contributed to the slowdown to varying degrees. A new study, however, suggests that the slowdown itself may be a mirage — the result of temperature records that have considerably underestimated the pace of warming since 1997. The global coverage of temperature measurements is incomplete, and that can cause biases in temperature records — research datasets deal...
  • Climate leaks are 'misleading' says IPCC ahead of major report

    08/20/2013 12:36:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 August 2013 Last updated at 13:46 ET | Matt McGrath
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned against drawing too many conclusions from the latest leaked version of its upcoming, and eagerly awaited, Assessment Report 5 (AR5). ... According to the leak, they will put it down to natural meteorological variations and other factors that could include greater absorption of heat into the deep oceans - and the possibility that the climate is less sensitive to carbon dioxide than had previously been believed. Many climate sceptics have argued that this is a key factor behind the temperature slowdown, and a good reason not to believe the more extreme...
  • Lexicon Shift Alert: global warming gets another name change (Carbon Pollution ??)

    08/15/2013 12:18:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | August 15, 2013 | by Anthony Watts
    Back in 2010, I pointed out that White House science adviser John Holdren had made a shift in naming conventions for the twice renamed “global warming”. The lexicon shift in 2010 It seems that another shift in the lexicon has occurred, again at the White House. Organizing for Action, President Obama’s campaign machine declared Tuesday that there was a new name.The Washington Times picked up on this shift, and I’ve updated the graphic to reflect the new name.  There’s also a poll to choose/predict the next name after this one. The doomed planet movement has been losing momentum. Inconvenient scientific...
  • Seas may rise 2.3 metres per degree of global warming-report ('WaterWorld Dead Ahead' Barf Alert!!)

    07/15/2013 9:57:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/15/13 | Erik Kirschbaum - Reuters
    BERLIN, July 15 | Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:22am EDT (Reuters) - Sea levels could rise by 2.3 metres for each degree Celsius that global temperatures increase and they will remain high for centuries to come, according to a new study by the leading climate research institute, released on Monday. Anders Levermann said his study for the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research was the first to examine evidence from climate history and combine it with computer simulations of contributing factors to long-term sea-level increases: thermal expansion of oceans, the melting of mountain glaciers and the melting of the Greenland...
  • Networks Fail to Mention ‘Lull’ in Warming in All 92 Climate Change Stories

    06/26/2013 5:54:01 AM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 25, 2013 | Julia A. Seymour
    Just since Jan. 1, 2013, ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news programs have aired 92 stories about “climate change” or “global warming.” Not a single one of those stories mentioned the “warming plateau” reported even by The New York Times on June 10. The Times wrote, “The rise in the surface temperature of earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And that lull in warming has occurred even as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the atmosphere at a record pace.”
  • Obama: All weather events affected by warming planet

    06/25/2013 12:11:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2013
    “In a world that's warmer than it used to be, all weather events are affected by the warming planet,” Obama said before giving a speech on his proposals to limit climate change.
  • Global Warming Assumes Room Temperature (cont) [Mark Steyn]

    06/24/2013 5:29:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    Following The New York Times’ admission that for the last decade and a half it’s been all quiet on the warming front, The New Republic is now the latest full-bore warm-monger to acknowledge that the science has gotten all unsettled: Even as scientists asserted an incontrovertible consensus on climate change, a funny thing has happened over the last 15 years: Global warming has slowed down. Since 1998, the warmest year of the twentieth century, temperatures have not kept up with computer models that seemed to project steady warming; they’re perilously close to falling beneath even the lowest projections. Some people...
  • Explaining the Global Warming Hiatus: Grappling with climate-change nuance in a toxic political...

    06/21/2013 8:20:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 18, 2013 | NATE COHN
    Grappling with climate-change nuance in a toxic political environmentEven as scientists asserted an incontrovertible consensus on climate change, a funny thing has happened over the last 15 years: Global warming has slowed down. Since 1998, the warmest year of the twentieth century, temperatures have not kept up with computer models that seemed to project steady warming; they’re perilously close to falling beneath even the lowest projections.Some people are playing the hiatus as good news: “Apocalypse perhaps a little later,” the Economist put it. But in a political environment where vast swathes of the American right reject even the premise of...
  • Global warming: Austria’s famed lakes heating up quickly

    06/22/2013 5:06:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Summit County Voice (CO) ^ | June 22, 2013 | By Bob Berwyn
    Austria’s famed alpine lakes are facing fundamental change as global temperatures continue warm. Projected increases in water temperatures will likely alter basic structure, function and water quality in famed lakes, according to Dr. Martin Dokulil, a retired researcher from the Institute for Limnology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. The study analyzed 1965-2009 temperature data for the nine lakes in Austria’s different climatic regions, showing water temperatures rising parallel to air temperatures, with the biggest increases in the spring and summer.
  • Climate Expert von Storch: Why Is Global Warming Stagnating?

    06/20/2013 1:38:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 20, 2013 | Olaf Stampf and Gerald Traufetter
    Climate experts have long predicted that temperatures would rise in parallel with greenhouse gas emissions. But, for 15 years, they haven't. In a SPIEGEL interview, meteorologist Hans von Storch discusses how this "puzzle" might force scientists to alter what could be "fundamentally wrong" models. SPIEGEL: Mr. Storch, Germany has recently seen major flooding. Is global warming the culprit? Storch: I'm not aware of any studies showing that floods happen more often today than in the past. I also just attended a hydrologists' conference in Koblenz, and none of the scientists there described such a finding. SPIEGEL: But don't climate simulations...
  • Global Warming Assumes Room Temperature (Mark Steyn)

    06/11/2013 5:18:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 11, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    As readers may know, National Review and I have an impending court date in Washington with Dr Michael E Mann, creator of the global-warming “hockey stick” and self-proclaimed Nobel laureate, for the hitherto unknown crime of “defamation of a Nobel prize recipient“. (You can contribute to our legal defense fund here; also, the TV rights to my forthcoming white Bronco chase are still available – we’ll be using a hybrid, of course). Forced by circumstance to take an interest in the latest developments on the climate-change “consensus”, I was interested to see this story, in which The New York Times...
  • Climate Models Predict Heat That Hasn't Occurred (hoax still a mystery to climate scientists)

    06/11/2013 4:25:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    IBD ^ | 6/11/13
    Climate Change: The New York Times is wondering, as are other mainstream media outlets, "What to Make of a Warming Plateau." If the media had a more critical eye, they'd see what they've been expecting is wrong. The Times reported Monday that "The rise in the surface temperature of earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And that lull in warming has occurred even as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the atmosphere at a record pace." The reporter admits the break in temperature increases "highlights important gaps in our knowledge...
  • What to Make of a [Global] Warming Plateau

    06/10/2013 4:16:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 10, 2013 | JUSTIN GILLIS
    As unlikely as this may sound, we have lucked out in recent years when it comes to global warming. The rise in the surface temperature of earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And that lull in warming has occurred even as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the atmosphere at a record pace. The slowdown is a bit of a mystery to climate scientists. The situation highlights important gaps in our knowledge of the climate system
  • No evidence global warming spawned twister

    05/23/2013 8:19:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/23/2013 | By Elizabeth Landau
    Yes, climate change is happening. But it's hard to say that the tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma -- or any given tornado, for that matter -- was influenced by climate change. Scientific research has not made a clear connection between tornadoes and climate change, said J. Marshall Shepherd, climate change expert and professor at the University of Georgia. There is currently a much better understanding of how climate change increases the risks of droughts, heat waves and precipitation, he said. There are also indications that changing patterns may influence the intensity of hurricanes. But as far as tornadoes: There's...
  • Climate changing for global warming journalists

    04/15/2013 3:04:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 13/04/15 | Lawrence Solomon
    The Economist and other journalism icons are beginning to reassess their position on global warmingThe overwhelming consensus on global warming among journalists may be cracking. Last week, the world’s most prestigious newsmagazine – The Economist – backed away from its past alarmist position, saying that “If climate scientists were credit-rating agencies, climate sensitivity would be on negative watch.” The Economist now discounts the high-end estimates of warming coming from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as being unlikely if not far-fetched. Carbon taxes offer economic pain for little to no environmental gain Kenneth P. Green: Whether or not one...
  • Sea ice extent has been above average for about 5 weeks now.

    04/12/2013 6:56:40 AM PDT · by Kinsingmonster · 20 replies
    University of Ilinois ^ | 04/12/2013 | Universtity of Ilinois
    5th consecutive week total sea ice has been above the average extent since measured. Please see the attached link from The Cryosphere Today page, published by the University of Illinois. Again...... More polar ice!
  • The Economist Now Admits 'Mismatch' Between Greenhouse Gases and 'Not-Rising Temperatures'

    04/01/2013 8:50:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/31/2013 | Greg Richter
    The Economist has been fairly consistent in its stand that carbon dioxide emissions from man-made sources are the chief cause of global warming. But in an editorial this week, it sounds less certain. Global warming predictions haven’t panned out as predicted in the past decade, but the why is a bit fuzzy, the magazine admits. Greenhouse gas emissions have soared during the past 15 years, the magazine notes, with 100 billion tons of carbon having been added to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. Still, both air and ground temperatures during that time have remained virtually unchanged. In fact, the...
  • Florida based rocket scientist is America’s best Climate Prediction Expert

    03/30/2013 9:14:43 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 8 replies
    Watchdogwire Blog for Citizen Journalists ^ | March 25, 2013 | Dr. Richard Swier
    Who Is America’s Best Climate Prediction Expert? It’s a fair enough question, given all our government and the mainstream media have been telling us about the threats we all face from climate change (a.k.a. man-made global warming). With twenty five years and tens of billions of dollars spent by the US government alone on understanding what the causes and effects of climate change are, surely someone has risen to the top in terms of making accurate climate change predictions, right?
  • Sea Ice extent greater than average extent (Third week)

    03/22/2013 5:48:29 AM PDT · by Kinsingmonster · 20 replies
    University of Ilinois ^ | March 21, 2013 | Universtity of Ilinois
    Sea ice extent has been above average for about three weeks now. No big deal, but worth a mention. Please see the attached link from The Cryosphere Today page, published by the University of Illinois. http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/global.daily.ice.area.withtrend.jpg
  • Parody or Does She Believe It? CNN Anchor Blames Asteroid on Global Warming

    02/10/2013 9:00:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Parody or Does She Believe It? CNN Anchor Blames Asteroid on Global Warming By Brent Baker Created 02/09/2013 - 5:41pm CNN anchor Deb Feyerick asked Saturday afternoon if an approaching asteroid, which will pass by Earth on February 15, “is an example of, perhaps, global warming?” Moments earlier, before an ad break, she segued from the Northeast blizzard to a segment with Bill Nye “the science guy,” by pointing to global warming: “Every time we see a storm like this lately, the first question to pop into a lot of people’s minds is whether or not global warming is to...
  • As Blizzard Nemo Strikes, Global Warming Won’t Be Far Behind

    02/09/2013 4:59:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | John Ransom
    Blizzard Nemo is bearing down on the Northeast- hence the term nor’easter to describe it- so prepare for the folks at Fashion Week, now being held in New York City, to be out in force battling the storm. “The organizers of New York's Fashion Week,” reports the CSMonitor, “a closely watched series of fashion shows held under a big tent – said they will have extra crews to help with snow removal and will turn up the heat and add an extra layer to the venue.” We can only hope that they wear furs. Because we’ll need blizzards of hilarity...
  • Sorry Global Warming Alarmists, The Earth Is Cooling

    02/03/2013 5:03:35 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 73 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 31MAY2012 | Peter Ferrara
    Climate change itself is already in the process of definitively rebutting climate alarmists who think human use of fossil fuels is causing ultimately catastrophic global warming. That is because natural climate cycles have already turned from warming to cooling, global temperatures have already been declining for more than 10 years, and global temperatures will continue to decline for another two decades or more.
  • Trees found to be emitting methane gas (Now the trees are part of the GW conspiracy)

    08/19/2012 4:52:40 AM PDT · by raybbr · 36 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | Sunday, 19 Aug 2012 | N/A
    UNION, Conn. (AP) — It's time to add gassy trees to the list of climate concerns. According to a new study by Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, diseased trees may be releasing unusually large amounts of methane gas into the air. If the data holds up, it could alter forest management strategies around the world and change the calculations for how much trees are able to offset carbon emissions. "If we're using forests as a climate mitigation tool, we have to know what we're getting," said Kristofer Covey, a Ph.D. candidate who worked on the study. "Carbon...
  • Last call for Kyoto Ugly

    12/02/2011 4:38:09 AM PST · by Clive · 5 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-11-29 | (editoria page)
    The Kyoto Protocol was a scam from the outset, brought into play by Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien to sucker the global warming enthusiasts who thought the sky was melting. And then, just as he planned, he ignored it. And we have this on good authority, straight from Chretien's top adviser at the time, Eddie Goldenberg, who fessed up to the ruse five years after its 2002 implementation. So it was nothing but a smokescreen. Chretien was looking for enviro-hugs. Reports in the media that the Harper government will soon formally withdraw from the Kyoto nonsense is therefore good news...
  • GLOBAL WARMING IS OVER, SAYS EXPERT

    11/02/2011 5:30:23 AM PDT · by Arcy · 20 replies
    Express.UK ^ | 11/2/2011 | Julie Carpenter
    IT'S one of the hottest feuds in science - climate chance zealots insist that we're still destroying the planet but now another scientist has warned the cast-iron evidence just isn't there. Prof Richard Muller had spent two years trying to discover if the mainstream scientists were wrong but concluded they were right. Temperatures are rising and his results, he concluded, “proved you should not be a sceptic, at least not any longer”. Case closed. But is it? Not according to Prof Judith Curry, a member of Prof Muller’s team, who claims the same findings have shown that global warming has...
  • Study: Rising sea levels will hit hard in South Florida

    10/20/2011 9:15:43 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 65 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 20, 2011 | David Fleshler
    A sea-level rise of just a few inches will bring flooding to South Florida cities, contaminate sources of drinking water and lead to sharp increases in utility bills over the next 20 or 30 years, according a study released Wednesday by Florida Atlantic University. The study found that projected sea level increases of 3 to 6 inches by 2030, due to global warming, could overwhelm flood-control systems that in many areas are more than 50 years old. The authors provided a list of steps to be taken in the coming decades, from moving drinking-water wells inland to installing more pump...
  • 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...
  • Spring temperatures are coolest in 15 years (Milwaukee, WI)

    04/26/2011 11:05:26 AM PDT · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | April 26, 2011 8:00 a.m. | Sharif Durhams
    So far, Milwaukee is experiencing its coolest spring in the past 15 years. The temperatures are nowhere near the record, according to the National Weather Service. But the average day in Milwaukee this year is 8 degrees cooler than it was in 2010, according to the weather service data. We haven't had a spring this cool since 1996. From March 20 to April 23, the average overall temperature at Mitchell International Airport was 39.2 degrees. That ranks as the 33rd coolest average temperature in the past 141 years of recordkeeping. If only looking at the high temperature each day, the...
  • Global warming means more snowstorms: scientists

    Climate change is not only making the planet warmer, it is also making snowstorms stronger and more frequent, US scientists said on Tuesday. "Heavy snowstorms are not inconsistent with a warming planet," said scientist Jeff Masters, as part of a conference call with reporters and colleagues convened by the Union of Concern Scientists. "In fact, as the Earth gets warmer and more moisture gets absorbed into the atmosphere, we are steadily loading the dice in favor of more extreme storms in all seasons, capable of causing greater impacts on society." Masters said that the northeastern United States has been coated...
  • Oops! Reducing CO2 won’t stop global warming after all, says U.N.

    02/24/2011 1:53:36 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 36 replies
    Gee, we thought the science was settled. But now the U.N. says reducing CO2 won’t stop global warming after all. Who knew? Obviously, the U.N. didn’t. Through its global warming propaganda arm, the IPCC, the U.N. and alarmists worldwide have been screaming that we must reduce CO2 or else we’ll cook in our shoes. Now, like Emily Litella, they say, “Nevermind.” . . .
  • Gore brings his global warming fight to Aspen ("It is a moral issue")

    02/21/2011 12:43:31 PM PST · by maggief · 49 replies
    Vail Daily ^ | February 21, 2011 | Andre Salvail
    ASPEN — He may have been preaching to the choir, but former Vice President Al Gore stirred an Aspen audience Friday with a passionate speech about the effects of global warming, at one point pounding his fist on the podium and declaring it “a moral issue.” (snip) It didn't help, Gore said, that the scientific community committed some “self-inflicted wounds.” That was a reference to mistakes and misstatements in an IPCC report four years ago that led to a large amount of political debate and media attention. “I think the mistakes were blown way way out of proportion,” Gore said....
  • Global warming’s causing those snow storms!?! Well, not exactly.

    02/21/2011 11:51:27 AM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 9 replies
    One of the most endearing traits of the global warming alarmists (yeah, that’s sarcasm) is that they find all causes and all effects are global warming. If it gets hotter, colder, drier, wetter, you know the story: it’s global warming at fault and more global warming as a result. It’s delightful when even their preferred scientific sources turn on them. Here’s a tid bit from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (emphasis ours):...
  • Why don't Americans believe in global warming? (barf alert!)

    02/15/2011 12:21:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 56 replies
    The Economist ^ | Feb 8th 2011 | E.G. AUSTIN
    FIRST of all, I apologise for the slightly inflammatory headline of this post. The fact is that a majority of Americans (58%) do think climate change is a serious problem, according to the January 2011 Rasmussen Energy Update, and fully one-third, 33%, "see it as a Very Serious problem." Still, the United States is less exercised about climate change than a lot of countries, and it's one of the few places where you can turn on the television and catch a debate between mainstream figures about whether climate change is even real. Over the weekend, for example, Charles Krauthammer suggested...
  • Al Gore's Incredibly Shrinking Credibility

    02/11/2011 11:23:57 AM PST · by lbryce · 58 replies
    Red County ^ | Allan Caruba
    In 1992 who said: “But the theory of global warming will not be disproved, and the skeptics are vastly outnumbered by former skeptics who now accept the overwhelming weight of accumulated evidence.” Writing about automobiles, who said, “We now know that their cumulative impact on the global environment is posing a mortal threat to the security of every nation that is more deadly than that of any military enemy we are ever again likely to confront…it ought to be possible to establish a coordinated global program to accomplish the strategic goal of completely eliminating the internal combustion engine over,...
  • Al Gore Explains 'Snowmageddon'

    02/03/2011 9:17:46 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 80 replies
    Al Gore Explains 'Snowmageddon' By Gene J. Koprowski Published February 03, 2011 | FoxNews.com If the planet is warming, why is a third of America locked in a deep freeze, with record-low temperatures as far south as the Mexican border, where the thermometer in Ciudad Juarez plummeted Wednesday night to a bone-chilling 9-below zero? Self-proclaimed planetary climate czar Al Gore thinks he has answer. "As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now, and they say increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of...
  • Al Gore Responds to Bill O’Reilly On Snow-climate Nexus

    02/02/2011 9:31:04 AM PST · by lbryce · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2011 | Ben German
    Al Gore responds to Bill O’Reilly on snow-climate nexus By Ben Geman - 02/01/11 03:36 PM ET Al Gore is taking Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly up on his request to address this winter’s severe snowstorms. O’Reilly on the Jan. 27 edition of The O’Reilly Factor asked, “Why has southern New York turned into the tundra,” adding, “I have a call in to Al Gore.” The former vice president and climate activist provided a response on his website Tuesday. “I appreciate the question,” Gore wrote. “As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some...
  • Al's Journal: An Answer for Bill (Gore Claims Snowstorm Caused By Global Warming)

    02/02/2011 6:30:23 AM PST · by RobertClark · 32 replies
    Al's Journal ^ | 02/01/2011 | Al Gore
    Last week on his show Bill O’Reilly asked, “Why has southern New York turned into the tundra?” and then said he had a call into me. I appreciate the question. As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming: “In fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects...