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  • GERMANY PLANS RECORD CUTS IN SOLAR SUBSIDIES TO LIMIT BOOM

    02/23/2012 1:32:37 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    feedthegrid.net ^ | 2/23/22012
    6 hours ago 1 related article(s) Leave a CommentChancellor Angela Merkel, encouraging renewable energy to replace nuclear power stations that close by 2022, wants to chop in half annual solar installations after incentives for the industry pushed capacity past government targets. BusinessWeek via Google News
  • Germany: Hundreds of thousands have no electricity ( Can't afford it.)

    02/23/2012 2:20:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies · 1+ views
    thelocal.de ^ | Published: 22 Feb 12 08:18 CET
    Hundreds of thousands of Germans are likely going without power simply because they can’t afford the bills, according to a North Rhine-Westphalian consumer organisation studying the problem.According to the NRW Consumer Centre, more than 300,000 people in the state were threatened with a power shut-off and 62,000 financially struggling families actually had their electricity shut off in 2010 alone, the last year for which firm statistics are available. Of the 58 companies the organisation surveyed, three-quarters reported that customers were having problems paying their bills, according to the organisation. “Price increases of around 15 percent for electricity and gas in...
  • Climate Theft

    02/23/2012 10:18:00 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 4 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 2/22/12 | Noman
    Recent leaks about a think tank's attempt to combat global warming orthodoxy in science education were the result of skullduggery. Peter Gleick, part of the man-made climate change establishment, has confessed to pretexting. [quote] In his blog on the Huffington Post, Gleick publicly confessed to deceitful tactics that he described as a serious ethical slip. My judgment was blinded by my frustration with the ongoing efforts ... to attack climate science and scientists. [end quote] You might be forgiven for thinking that the attacks mostly go in the opposite direction. In 2009, leaked emails from East Anglia University revealed collusive...
  • Concerned Scientists Reply on Global Warming

    02/23/2012 9:58:59 PM PST · by Rocky · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal online ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | Claude Allegre, et al
    Editor's Note: The authors of the following letter, listed below, are also the signatories of "No Need to Panic About Global Warming," an op-ed that appeared in the Journal on January 27. This letter responds to criticisms of the op-ed made by Kevin Trenberth and 37 others in a letter published Feb. 1, and by Robert Byer of the American Physical Society in a letter published Feb. 6. --------- We agree with Mr. Trenberth et al. that expertise is important in medical care, as it is in any matter of importance to humans or our environment. Consider then that by...
  • Breaking: EPA scrubs grants database of Gleick grants

    02/23/2012 5:43:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 1+ views
    junkscience.com ^ | February 23, 201 | Steve Milloy
    Gleick’s grants from EPA get Stalinized from the EPA Grants Database.Here’s the timeline: Yesterday at 11:41 am we reported that EPA has awarded Peter Glieck’s Pacific Institute $468,000 in grants. Later in the afternoon, the National Center for Public Policy Research issued a media release calling for Congressional hearings into the EPA grants to Gleick. Today, a JunkScience.com commenter Brian Carter reported that the links in our original post didn’t work. We confirmed Carter’s observation around 12:30pm today. Fortunately, we saved a PDF file of one of the EPA grants to Gleick. So unless JunkScience.com gets Stalinized…Click for: The EPA...
  • Fakegate: Global Warmists Try to Hide Their Decline

    02/23/2012 5:24:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 23, 2012 | Robert Tracinski
    The promoters of the global warming hysteria never really recovered from Climategate, the release of e-mails and data which demonstrated that climate insiders were using questionable data, promoting misleading arguments, and conspiring to block dissenting views from the scientific literature. It... --snip-- This is the dead giveaway that the "confidential strategy memo" is a fake, and that is what the real scandal has become. The Atlantic blogger Megan McArdle helped break this open with an initial post raising questions, as well as a detailed follow-up. McArdle gets a little too far into the weeds of information technology, not to mention...
  • Obama Gave Billions to Green Energy Companies with Ties to His Administration and 2008 Campaign

    02/23/2012 1:27:06 PM PST · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/16/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Overall, the Post found that $3.9 billion in federal grants and financing flowed to 21 companies backed by firms with connections to five Obama administration staffers and advisers. Obama’s program to invest federal funds in start-up companies — and the failure of some of those companies — is becoming a rallying cry for opponents in the presidential race. Mitt Romney has promised to focus on Obama’s “record” as a “venture capitalist.” And in ads and speeches, conservative groups and the Republican candidates are zeroing in on the administration’s decision to extend $535 million to the now-shuttered solar firm Solyndra and...
  • Fakegate: why the perps should be prosecuted (Guest post by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley)

    02/23/2012 10:31:53 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 26+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | February 23, 2012 | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Yesterday I had the pleasure of chairing a packed meeting in the Palace of Westminster (don’t tell the Clerk of the Parliaments), at which Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT spoke even more brilliantly than usual on “global warming”, and engagingly answered many questions from Parliamentarians and the public. Afterwards, Dick went to brief a Cabinet Minister (who shall be nameless, but he is a good egg, and privately regards catastrophic manmade “global warming” as nonsense). The Minister indicated – in effect, and with scarcely-concealed regret – that the party line set by David Cameron in response to various opinion polls,...
  • “AGU is disappointed that Dr. Gleick acted in a way that is inconsistent with.... values.”

    02/22/2012 11:49:55 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 21, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    AGU weighs in on Gleick: “AGU is disappointed that Dr. Gleick acted in a way that is inconsistent with our organization’s values.” AGU Encourages Integrity in all Aspects of Climate Change Discourse Scholarly Society Rejects Deception Regarding Heartland Institute Documents February 21, 2012AGU Release No. 12-11For Immediate Release In response to a blog post late yesterday, 20 February 2012, by Dr. Peter Gleick regarding documents purportedly from the Heartland Institute which he disseminated, AGU President Michael McPhaden issued the following statement: “AGU is disappointed that Dr. Gleick acted in a way that is inconsistent with our organization’s values. AGU expects...
  • Lying, stealing and maybe forging, just another day in the global warmist campaign to persuade you

    02/22/2012 5:00:54 PM PST · by landsbaum · 3 replies
    We haven’t written on this item yet because, well, it’s so easy to kick ‘em when they are down. But we’ll deign to indulge just this once: The global warmists are at it again. Remember ClimateGate? They call this one FakeGate. James Taylor at Forbes sums it up nicely today: . . .
  • Breaking: Eminent Scientist May be Jailed for Faking Climate Emails

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

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

    02/22/2012 12:17:55 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    JoNova ^ | February 23rd, 2012 | Joanne
    The Guardian: Gleick apology over Heartland leak stirs ethics debate among climate scientistsWhoops. Suzanne Goldenberg unwittingly exposes how empty the Ethics Vault is in establishment climate science. Peter Gleick used a false identity to steal documents, and released them without permission and without an effort to redact private irrelevant details. So let’s ask climate scientists if stealing, deception and breaching privacy is OK. It’s a yes or no choice, is it a/ heroic, or b/ misguided? We’d hope a ten year old could get this one, but Goldenberg tells us that its thrown “the scientific community into tumult, with fierce...
  • From Climategate to Fakegate ( The AGW Cult reveals their ethics...or lack of any!!)

    02/22/2012 11:39:58 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    globalwarming.org ^ | February 22, 2012 | Marlo Lewis
    Anthony Watts’s indispensable Web site, Watts Up with That?, has a trove of hard-hitting commentaries on climate scientist Peter Gleick’s theft and publication of the Heartland Institute’s fund-raising documents and apparent forgery of a “confidential” climate strategy memo. Gleick earlier this week confessed to stealing the documents, but not to fabricating the strategy memo, although textual and other evidence point to him as the culprit.Gleick, who described his conduct as a “serious lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics,” has resigned from his post as Chair of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Task Force on Scientific Integrity. He...
  • Another Enviro Scientist Turns Global Warming Skeptic

    02/22/2012 4:54:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2012 | John Ransom
    Germany’s envirowhackos have gone incendiary, as a former apostle of the climate change religion, Fritz Vahrenholt, has coauthored a new, best-selling book that casts doubts on the shoddy science of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The mean greenies in Germany are so hot at Vahrenholt that they probably ought to charge themselves a carbon tax, or buy on offsetting credit, or just kick back and relax with a cold drink on a furry polar bear rug in front of a big log fire.“The left wing German online TAZ here has a weekend article called Climate Skeptics Are Like...
  • David M Graber explains environmental justice (What is Environmental Justice? The right virus needs

    02/21/2012 3:35:52 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 26 replies
    Mark Levin Audio via Youtube ^ | February 20th, 2011 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin talked about this last night. You can hear it right here. This comes from the first hour of his show. In the LA Times, October 22nd, 1989, David M Graber, a research biologist with the National Park Service, wrote the following: Mother Nature as a Hothouse Flower : THE END OF NATURE by Bill McKibben (Paragraph 9)There is no chalk line between man and nature that we have crossed. We contaminated the planet with atmospheric hydrocarbons and metals beginning with the Industrial Revolution. The Atomic Age wrote another indelible signature in radioisotopes on every bit of the Earth's...
  • "Fakegate" Blows Up in Warmist Faces

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

    02/21/2012 9:40:50 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/21/2012 6:48:27 PM
    Heartland Institute President Joe Bast on why global warming activist Peter Gleick stole and forged documents from his organization.
  • Ice Age: Back to 18th century?

    02/21/2012 9:03:48 PM PST · by Paul Pierett · 28 replies · 10+ views
    The Voice of Russia ^ | Feb. 21, 2012 | Igor Siletsky
    In the near future the mankind will face a new ice age not a global warming. That is the forecast which has been made by Habibullo Abdussamatov, the head of Space research laboratory at the Saint Petersburg-based Pulkovo Observatory, who is a well known global warming skeptic. According to him the coming cold will be caused by a decline in solar activity. Last time our planet experienced it in mid 17th century until the early 18th century. Nevertheless most of the climate experts including the colleagues of Abdusamatov do not support his theory.
  • Alaska glacier holds secrets to spread of carbon through atmosphere

    02/21/2012 7:09:32 PM PST · by Paul Pierett · 11 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | Feb. 21, 2012 | Unknown
    Scientists working at Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau -- historically far from the biggest sources of human-caused air pollution -- believe they are finding clues to the spread of carbon soot through the atmosphere during the Industrial Revolution. Red Orbit reports on new research in which carbon dating lets scientists link soot deposited on glaciers by snow and rain to the burning of fossil fuels and forests far away.
  • Lowering clouds to combat global warming

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

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

    02/21/2012 4:38:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Canada ^ | 2/21/12 | Mike De Souza
    All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, scientists sayBy Mike De Souza, Postmedia News February 21, 2012 6:10 PM OTTAWA — Two Canadian climate change scientists from the University of Victoria say the public reaction to their recently published commentary has missed their key message: that all forms of fossil fuels, including the oilsands and coal, must be regulated for the world to avoid dangerous global warming. "Much of the way this has been reported is (through) a type of view that oilsands are good and coal is bad," said climate scientist Neil Swart, who co-authored the...
  • We agree, global warming propaganda shouldn’t be in schools

    02/21/2012 2:18:16 PM PST · by landsbaum · 9 replies
    Our friends up the freeway at that Los Angeles newspaper courageously have come out against asking “teachers to lie to” students about global warming. We agree. Teachers should stop repeating the Al Gore mantra that the world has a fever and that it’s our fault. Except, sadly, that’s not what the L.A. Times meant...
  • Hero Scientist responsible for Heartland Expose ( Daily Kos ---Barf Alert of course)

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

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

    02/21/2012 12:34:12 PM PST · by landsbaum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    We wrote over the weekend about the “Global-warming skeptics gaining upper hand” and heard from readers who agree with and applaud the news, which always is good to hear. Then we were delighted to see the latest in the back-and-forth dueling columns in the Wall Street Journal advance the cause with clarity and truth. In short, the esteemed scientists who sparked the back-and-forth commentary in the Journal’s pages, summed up their case against global warming alarmism thus: . . .
  • Peter Gleick Admits to Deception in Obtaining Heartland Climate Files (More Globo-Warmin' Fraud!)

    02/21/2012 8:56:15 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies · 1+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 2-20-12 | Andrew Revkin
    Peter H. Gleick, a water and climate analyst who has been studying aspects of global warming for more than two decades, in recent years became an aggressive critic of organizations and individuals casting doubt on the seriousness of greenhouse-driven climate change. He used blogs, congressional testimony, group letters and other means to make his case. Now, Gleick has admitted to an act that leaves his reputation in ruins and threatens to undercut the cause he spent so much time pursuing. His summary, just published on his blog at Huffington Post, speaks for itself. SNIP---- The Heartland Institute had already signaled...
  • The Global Warming Cult and the Death of Science

    02/21/2012 4:39:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 20, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    ........."If you believe that freedom is at the core of what it means to be human, then theWarmists and what they stand for are instinctively repulsive to you. On the other hand, if you believe that human society must be organized into a moral collective for the betterment of all, then theWarmist idea provides a wake up call compelling us to form into ranks and goose step in recycled rubber boots into the green future. It’s an exaggeration, but that’s what debates over the proper role of man tend to become. We don’t fight wars over temperature gradients. The passions...
  • The Origin of the Heartland Documents

    02/20/2012 7:18:43 PM PST · by palmer · 27 replies
    Huffpost via Climate Audit ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | Peter H. Gleick
    From Gleick's Huffington Post confession: Given the potential impact however, I attempted to confirm the accuracy of the information in this document. In an effort to do so, and in a serious lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics, I solicited and received additional materials directly from the Heartland Institute under someone else's name. The materials the Heartland Institute sent to me confirmed many of the facts in the original document, including especially their 2012 fundraising strategy and budget. I forwarded, anonymously, the documents I had received to a set of journalists and experts working on climate issues....
  • If Al Gore Had a Change of Heart; It’s that Big

    02/16/2012 5:16:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2012 | John Ransom
    Germany’s envirowhackos have gone incendiary, as a former apostle of the climate change religion, Fritz Vahrenholt, has coauthored a new, best-selling book that casts doubts on the shoddy science of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The mean greenies in Germany are so hot at Vahrenholt that they probably ought to charge themselves a carbon tax, or buy on offsetting credit, or just kick back and relax with a cold drink on a furry polar bear rug in front of a big log fire.“The left wing German online TAZ here has a weekend article called Climate Skeptics Are Like...
  • Two stories the American media just doesn’t want us to hear: one says CO2 ban is a hoax and lies

    02/10/2012 11:52:48 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | FEBRUARY 10TH, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Yesterday Germany’s most important daily newspaper The Bild called the “ experts” opinion on CO2 lies and pure fear mongering. Coming from Europe, this a thunderous body blow to the global warming hoax and makes our Supreme Court look foolish for ruling that CO2 causes greenhouse gases. Using that ruling, the federal EPA unleashed an endless stream of assine regulations that are crippling our economy. The Bild joined a publishing house that print a new book which is a scathing attack on the legitimacy of climate science claims about CO2. It was written by a heretofore revered father of Germany’s...
  • The Royal Society is a joke

    02/11/2012 3:19:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | February 10, 2012 | James Delingpole
    ...Were this a story in any field other than "Climate Science" it would be given massive play by both the BBC and in the print media – for what has happened here is a national scandal. An institution which was manifestly good has now been made bad, for no other reason than the arrogance and egotism of three blinkered men who took it upon themselves to behave like political activists rather than scientists. You don't even need to be a climate sceptic to understand that what May, Rees and Nurse have done is wrong. All you need is a rudimentary...
  • Margaret Thatcher & The Origins of the Global Warming Scare

    02/20/2012 10:13:52 AM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 13 replies
    Citizens For Government Accountability ^ | February 17, 2010 | Susan
    The hypothesis of man-made global warming has existed since the 1880s. It was an obscure scientific hypothesis that burning fossil fuels would increase CO2 in the air to enhance the greenhouse effect and thus cause global warming. Before the 1980s this hypothesis was usually regarded as a curiosity because the nineteenth century calculations indicated that mean global temperature should have risen more than 1°C by 1940, and it had not. Then, in 1979, Mrs Margaret Thatcher (now Lady Thatcher) became Prime Minister of the UK, and she elevated the hypothesis to the status of a major international policy issue. Mrs...
  • Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level Rise (NC)

    02/20/2012 4:30:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 2/20/12 | Sara Burrows
    Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level RiseState officials still pushing coastal counties to prepare for a one-meter rise By Sara Burrows Feb. 20th, 2012 RALEIGH — State officials are pressuring local governments to plan for a one-meter sea-level rise by 2100, even though many independent scientists have argued the rise is highly unlikely if not impossible. Even though a state advisory panel no longer recommends regulations based on the one-meter projection, local government officials worry that state regulators will try to implement those rules. Such a policy, they say, would have a devastating impact on...
  • Santorum: Democrats are "anti-science," not me

    02/20/2012 1:11:00 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 20, 2012 | Rebecca Kaplan
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Portraying himself as a native son of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum Monday emphasized his heritage as the grandson of a coal miner and railed against environmental regulations that have diminished the coal industry in the region. "Ladies and gentlemen, we need someone who understands, who comes from the coal fields, who comes from the steel mills, who understands what average working people in America need to be able to provide for themselves and their families," Santorum said to a crowd of about 500 people in the Democratic-leaning eastern edge of the...
  • Santorum: Global warming is politics, not science (Finally someone to tell it like it is!)

    02/20/2012 9:30:16 AM PST · by tobyhill · 48 replies
    boston globe ^ | 2/20/2012 | CHARLES BABINGTON/ap
    Rick Santorum says President Barack Obama is pushing a radical environmental agenda that unwisely limits energy production and turns its back on science. Santorum told voters in eastern Ohio on Monday that science is on the side of those who want to aggressively produce more oil and natural gas in America. He said the notion of global warming is not climate science but "political science."
  • '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...
  • Bad budget news for Jerry Brown

    02/19/2012 12:49:08 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The state's independent Legislative Analyst's Office warns that Gov. Jerry Brown relies on too much money from cap-and-trade taxes to shore up the state's beleaguered budget. In his 2012-13 budget, the governor overestimates how much relief he can expect from businesses forced to buy "credits" beginning in August to permit greenhouse gas emissions. The 2011-12 budget fell billions short of Mr. Brown's projected revenue, despite his boast last year that it was balanced....
  • Climate scientists not cowed by relentless climate change deniers

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

    02/19/2012 7:41:33 AM PST · by SmithL · 27 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/19/12 | Dan Walters
    The state of California has made a full-blown commitment to reducing reliance on fossil-fuel energy and other limited resources. Utilities are required to use solar, wind and geothermal sources for a third of their electricity supply by 2020, while owners of homes and businesses are being urged to install solar panels. The state is mandating that automakers dramatically ramp up sales of battery-powered and other low-emission cars. It is imposing new cap-and-trade emission controls on business with hefty fees. Essentially, the state is trying to force California into an entirely new economic structure, claiming, in Gov. Jerry Brown's words, that...
  • Sierra snowpack study instantly attacked because it undermines AGW claims

    02/19/2012 9:58:25 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | February 15, 2012
    If you want a prototypical example of how climate science has ceased being true science and instead become little more than an ideological battleground, look no further than a study released yesterday showing that, contrary to earlier claims, global warming has had zero effect on the depth of the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range...
  • Global Warming Hysteria

    02/18/2012 5:20:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    mikestopa.com ^ | Feb 1, 2012 | Mike Stopa
    My recent post, “What if They Are Wrong,” explored the possibility that human-generated CO2 will be determined, after all is said and done, to have no appreciable affect on climate. The post generated a lot of discussion. I want to follow up on some of that discussion with this brief post.CO2 is, after all, a trace gas and humanity has added to it a trace amount. An essential requirement that it have a major influence on our climate is a set of feedback mechanisms that magnify its effect. Most notably, for CO2 increase to have any seriously dangerous ramifications for...
  • Obama Green Investment Continues to Fail

    02/17/2012 11:13:50 AM PST · by next media · 6 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2012-02-16 | USBC
    It was recently announced that yet another green energy firm supported by massive amounts of US taxpayer money had gone bankrupt. Ener1, which Vice-President Biden once incorrectly, but perhaps presciently, called “Enron1” filed for bankruptcy. Only a year ago, Ener1 received $118 million in stimulus funds...
  • Obama bypasses Congress again on climate change

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

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

    02/16/2012 11:24:27 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Heartland Institute ^ | February 15, 2012 | Jim Lakely
    Yesterday afternoon, two advocacy groups posted online several documents they claimed were The Heartland Institute’s 2012 budget, fundraising, and strategy plans. Some of these documents were stolen, at least one is a fake, and some may have been altered.The stolen documents appear to have been written by Heartland’s president for a board meeting that took place on January 17. He was traveling at the time this story broke yesterday afternoon and still has not had the opportunity to read them all to see if they were altered. Therefore, the authenticity of those documents has not been confirmed.Since then, the documents...
  • Hot Air: The EU's Emissions Trading System Isn't Working (So Let's Tax 'Em Instead)

    02/16/2012 8:38:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 02/15/2012 | Alexander Jung
    In the perfect world of economic liberals, every commodity has its price. Limited supply makes goods more expensive and vice versa. That's how markets work—at least in theory. In practice, things often look different, and this is especially true when it comes to emissions trading, a business subject to a very different mechanism: laws dictated by the European Union. Economists have generally praised the trading scheme as a nearly ideal instrument for reducing harmful carbon dioxide emissions. … But for the last half year, prices for CO2 certificates have dropped almost continuously, decreasing by about half, to around €8 ($10.60)...
  • 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.