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  • Forced Meds? Climate-change skepticism must be 'treated', says enviro-sociologist.

    03/30/2012 6:13:37 PM PDT · by aruanan · 83 replies
    The Register ^ | March 30, 2012 | Lewis Page
    Climate-change scepticism must be 'treated', says enviro-sociologist Dubious on warmo peril? You're the kind who'd own slaves Scepticism regarding the need for immediate and massive action against carbon emissions is a sickness of societies and individuals which needs to be "treated", according to an Oregon-based professor of "sociology and environmental studies". Professor Kari Norgaard compares the struggle against climate scepticism to that against racism and slavery in the US South. Prof Norgaard holds a B.S. in biology and a master's and PhD in sociology. "Over the past ten years I have published and taught in the areas of environmental sociology,...
  • Coral links ice to ancient 'mega flood'

    03/30/2012 12:44:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.physorg.com ^ | 03-30-2012 | Provided by Oxford University
    Coral off Tahiti has linked the collapse of massive ice sheets 14,600 years ago to a dramatic and rapid rise in global sea-levels of around 14 metres. Previous research could not accurately date the sea-level rise but now an Aix-Marseille University-led team, including Oxford University scientists Alex Thomas and Gideon Henderson, has confirmed that the event occurred 14,650-14,310 years ago at the same time as a period of rapid climate change known as the Břlling warming. The finding will help scientists currently modelling future climate change scenarios to factor in the dynamic behaviour of major ice sheets. A report of...
  • Obama Plan Cuts Emissions for Future Coal Plants (To End the Coal Industry)

    03/29/2012 8:02:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 15 replies
    Guardian ^ | Tuesday 27 March 2012 15.55 EDT | Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent
    New rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions will make it nearly impossible to build new coal power plants The Obama administration effectively blocked the construction of any new coal-fired power plants on Tuesday, introducing rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions from the next generation of plants. The proposed new standards would cut carbon dioxide emissions on new power plants in half and will, over time, help move America away from the carbon-heavy plants that currently produce nearly half of the country's electricity, Lisa Jackson, the head of the environmental protection agency, told a conference call with reporters. "Right now there...
  • Global Sea Ice Area Above Normal

    03/30/2012 11:02:52 AM PDT · by brookwood · 22 replies
    Global Sea Ice has returned to above-normal levels.
  • Evidence linking climate change to extreme weather mounts (hot air “mounts”)

    03/29/2012 8:26:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 29 March 2012 | Arthur Neslen
    The world’s scientists are now more than 90% sure that human-caused global warming will increase the length, frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as heat waves, the most authoritative scientific report yet on the subject says. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report into extreme weather events found with “high confidence” that climate change has already made heat waves more severe in areas including southern Europe and the Mediterranean. By 2100, the financial cost of extreme weather conditions could be some €15 trillion, mostly borne by what is currently the developing world. The worst affected will be...
  • 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...
  • There go those gravy trains in Queensland & Victoria ( Carbon Tax Rejected)

    03/29/2012 5:31:52 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    JoNova ^ | March 28th, 2012 | Joanne
    Australia is stepping back from the cliff We shouldn’t underestimate shift that has just taken place. The psychology of Australian politics moved as the large swinging center was revealed. Not only was the Queensland election worse for Labor than anyone predicted, the message was clear, voters rejected the lies, and rejected the carbon tax. The smear campaign by the Labor leader (Bligh) did more harm to her than it did to her target. Finally, the Hype-&-Spin Machine ran off the rails.This is real progress. Today both Queensland and Victoria are peeling back the warmist bureaucracy. I’m happy.The new premier of...
  • Global warming causing horrid natural disasters? Not exactly.

    03/29/2012 4:33:31 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 2 replies
    You may have seen headlines like this scary one in USA Today: “Experts say global warming is causing stronger hurricanes” What’s the science behind that? Not much, it turns out. In fact, . . .
  • Is global warming cancelled?

    03/29/2012 1:28:14 AM PDT · by Paul Pierett · 7 replies
    The Voice of Russia ^ | March 28, 2012 | Maria Domnitskaya
    Continuous global warming, which has lately been the talk of the day, will not happen after all. In the 21st century, warming and cooling will be alternately replacing each other approximately every 40 years, with each subsequent cooling more severe than the previous one. This is proved by changes in the ice situation in the Arctic, Nikolay Dobretsov, Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy, the Chairman of the Earth Science United Academic Council, has told The Voice of Russia. He is convinced that the hypothesis of continuous climate warming on our planet has considerably exhausted itself.
  • Climate obstinately Refueses to Cooperate with Global Warming Alarmists

    03/29/2012 1:21:53 AM PDT · by Paul Pierett · 8 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Larry Bell
    Are you worried about global warming during this unusally mild winter?
  • Reports link heat waves, deluges to climate change

    03/28/2012 1:11:48 PM PDT · by Gothmog · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/28/2012 | Juliet Eilperin and Brian Vastag
    Scientists are increasingly confident that the uptick in heat waves and heavier rainfall is linked to human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, posing a heightened risk to the world’s population, according to two reports issued in the past week. On Wednesday, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a 594-page study suggesting that when it comes to weather observations since 1950 there has been a “change in some extremes,” which stem in part from global warming. [text excerpted] But the IPCC team projects that there is a 90 to 100 percent probability that sea level rise “will contribute to upward trends...
  • Will Happer’s WSJ rebuttal to NOAA’s Lubchenco and Karl (RE: Managing Weather Event...?)

    03/27/2012 6:28:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | March 27, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Readers may recall seeing this article in Physics Today titled Predicting and managing extreme weather events by Jane Lubchenco and Thomas R. Karl I had to laugh when I saw the “managing” part of extreme weather events. I’d love to see Tom Karl try to “manage” an F5. From what I hear, he has enough trouble just managing NCDC.Here’s what Dr. Will Happer had to say in the WSJ:I particularly liked this part:…There has indeed been some warming, perhaps about 0.8 degrees Celsius, since the end of the so-called Little Ice Age in the early 1800s. Some of that warming...
  • Missing from Obama’s big energy tour: not a single word about GHGs or CO2 or climate

    03/27/2012 9:29:12 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-27-12 | Alec Rawls
    Obama's first big energy-policy speech was to the United Nations in 2009 when he boldly told the entire world that it had to get off of fossil fuels because: "the threat from climate change is serious, it is urgent, and it is growing." "Rising sea levels threaten every coastline," blah, blah, blah, but to the true believers, it was lines from a psalm: More powerful storms and floods threaten every continent. More frequent drought and crop failures breed hunger and conflict. All the largest emitters of greenhouse gas pollution [must] act together. Wind turbines and solar panels and batteries for...
  • House GOP eyes another possible green-tech scandal (Ecotality Inc.)

    03/27/2012 3:56:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/27/12 | Neil Munro
    House GOP eyes another possible green-tech scandalBy Neil Munro - The Daily Caller | The Daily Caller – 5 hrs ago GOP leaders are investigating Ecotality Inc., yet another troubled green-tech company that has received taxpayer funds and public support from the White House. The firm has received roughly $126 million from the the Department of Energy to install roughly 14,000 electric car chargers, has donated thousands of dollars to Democratic politicians, and was showcased by President Barack Obama in his 2010 State of the Union speech. But the company has installed less than 7,000 of the chargers, its subsidiary...
  • Global warming disaster looming? Or, ho hum?

    03/27/2012 1:02:37 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 5 replies
    You might have noticed the blaring headlines of doom: (Reuters) – The world is close to reaching tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, making this decade critical in efforts to contain global warming, scientists warned on Monday. Of course, this alarmism lives in a computer projection of how things will be in the future. Not in reality. They rely on a theoretic CO2 cause-and-effect all out of proportion to reality. So, how has that global warming phenomenon actually been going? There’s a different headline for that . . .
  • Government proposes first carbon limits on power plants

    03/27/2012 11:55:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 27, 2012 | Timothy Gardner
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration proposed on Tuesday the first ever standards to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, a move likely to be hotly contested by Republicans and industry in an election year. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed the long-delayed rules that limit emissions from all new U.S. power stations, which would effectively bar the building of any new coal plants. While the rules do not dictate which fuels a plant can burn, they would require any new coal plants essentially to halve carbon dioxide emissions to match those of efficient gas plants. "We're putting in place...
  • Global warming: Earth heated up in medieval times without human CO2 emissions

    03/27/2012 10:25:26 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2012 | Ted Thornhill
    Current theories of the causes and impact of global warming have been thrown into question by a new study which shows that during medieval times the whole of the planet heated up. It then cooled down naturally and there was even a 'mini ice age'. A team of scientists led by geochemist Zunli Lu from Syracuse University in New York state, has found that contrary to the ‘consensus’, the ‘Medieval Warm Period’ approximately 500 to 1,000 years ago wasn’t just confined to Europe. In fact, it extended all the way down to Antarctica – which means that the Earth has...
  • Century-Old Bulb From Ohio Site Still Works

    03/27/2012 8:42:55 AM PDT · by palmer · 18 replies
    Manufacturing.net ^ | Tue, 03/27/2012 - 9:55am | AP
    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- At least one of five century-old incandescent light bulbs still works after being pulled from the cornerstone of a Cleveland-area building along with a time capsule ...
  • Global Warming Models Are Wrong Again

    03/27/2012 6:39:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 27, 2012 | WILLIAM HAPPER
    During a fundraiser in Atlanta earlier this month, President Obama is reported to have said: "It gets you a little nervous about what is happening to global temperatures. When it is 75 degrees in Chicago in the beginning of March, you start thinking. On the other hand, I really have enjoyed nice weather." What is happening to global temperatures in reality? The answer is: almost nothing for more than 10 years. Monthly values of the global temperature anomaly of the lower atmosphere, compiled at the University of Alabama from NASA satellite data, can be found at the website http://www.drroyspencer.com/latest-global-temperatures/. The...
  • Is this finally proof we're NOT causing global warming?

    03/27/2012 3:25:08 AM PDT · by jda · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 March 2012 | Ted Thornhill
    Current theories of the causes and impact of global warming have been thrown into question by a new study which shows that during medieval times the whole of the planet heated up. It then cooled down naturally and there was even a 'mini ice age'. A team of scientists led by geochemist Zunli Lu from Syracuse University in New York state, has found that contrary to the ‘consensus’, the ‘Medieval Warm Period’ approximately 500 to 1,000 years ago wasn’t just confined to Europe. In fact, it extended all the way down to Antarctica – which means that the Earth has...