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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 Bølling 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...
  • U.S. to Fund Vietnam 'Clean-Energy' Initiative

    03/26/2012 12:44:36 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 6 replies · 9+ views
    U.S. Trade & AId Monitor ^ | March 26, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The Government of Vietnam will receive U.S. assistance in carrying out clean energy development in that nation, a measure that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) says will help the Obama Administration to execute its global "climate change" policies. The March 23 presolicitation notice (#486-12-020), which U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via a routine search of the FedBizOpps database, says that the main goal of the Vietnam Clean Energy Program, or VCEP, is to: support clean energy development through the increased use of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency practices, and by providing support to the Government of...
  • Australia: Those devastating Queensland Election Results: Voters hate lies and the Carbon Tax

    03/25/2012 10:48:20 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 67 replies · 2+ views
    JoNova ^ | March 24th, 2012 | Joanne
    Those devastating Queensland Election Results: Voters hate lies and the Carbon Tax Thanks to Truthseeker & Anthony Watts ...UPDATE: Is this a record? Has there ever been a loss this bad in Australian history? Conservatives likely to win 74 seats of an 89 seat parliament. Labor was reduced to only 11 seats in 1974, and on latest counting tonight appeared set to retain only nine seats. Some analysts put the figure even lower, at seven. This would mean Labor falling short of official party status and relying on the incoming LNP government to grant it party offices, staff and resources....
  • Transatlantic trade deal on the horizon?

    03/24/2012 7:54:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 23 March 2012
    As pressure on the eurozone eases, Europe and the United States are becoming increasingly convinced that they need to strengthen their partnership in order to maintain a leading competitive edge in the global economy. “The old boys need to say clearly that they are still in business,” said EU Ambassador to Washington João Vale de Almeida, speaking at an event organized by the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU). The state of the transatlantic economy has suffered the blow of the euro crisis but remains the largest and wealthiest in the world, with over 50% of world...
  • North America’s First Year Round Glacier-Based Ski Area

    03/24/2012 6:03:46 PM PDT · by Paul Pierett · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Ski Channel ^ | March 23, 2012 | Kristin Park
    Over two decades after the idea was first mentioned, plans for North America’s first year round glacier-based ski area have been approved and are being put into action. Chosen for optimal snow conditions the resort will be built near Invermere, BC on a former sawmill site.
  • Medieval warming WAS global – new science contradicts IPCC

    03/24/2012 3:17:13 PM PDT · by Salman · 53 replies · 4+ views
    The Register ^ | 23rd March 2012 | Lewis Page
    More peer-reviewed science contradicting the warming-alarmist "scientific consensus" was announced yesterday, as a new study shows that the well-documented warm period which took place in medieval times was not limited to Europe, or the northern hemisphere: it reached all the way to Antarctica. The research involved the development of a new means of assessing past temperatures, to add to existing methods such as tree ring analysis and ice cores. In this study, scientists analysed samples of a crystal called ikaite, which forms in cold waters. “Ikaite is an icy version of limestone,” explains earth-sciences prof Zunli Lu. “The crystals are...
  • California Insurance Commissioner propagates Climate Change Hoax

    03/22/2012 4:33:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Halfway to Concord ^ | 3/22/12 | Bill Gram-Reefer
    California Democrat Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones along with his union oriented brothers and sisters now require California Insurance companies that wrote over $300M in business last year to respond to the a questionnaire concerning how their business and operations are impacted by and addressing disproven climate change faux science. This may be just another strategy for Jones to drive insurers from California so he can be first in line to be Obamacare Czar in California.The Workers Comp Executive wonders, “Next we expect the Department to make inquiries as regards carrier preparation for the coming zombie apocalypse or even the invasion...
  • Study: Sea Levels Rising; Storms Could Wipe Out Jersey Shore

    03/15/2012 11:20:59 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | March 15, 2012
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — A new report shows sea levels are rapidly rising and the study predicts the Jersey Shore could be underwater in a matter of decades. The organization “Climate Central” in Princeton, New Jersey released the ocean study Wednesday. The group found global warming is expanding sea water and causing ice sheets to melt. Scientists believe by the end of the century, water levels will be three to four feet higher, with bigger storm surges that could wipe out low lying areas.
  • Mississippi Court Ends Global-Warming Suit

    03/23/2012 9:17:49 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 21, 2012 | Daniel Fisher, Forbes Staff
    A federal judge in Mississippi has ended a long-running suit that attempted to hold a selection of U.S. utilities and coal and oil companies responsible for flooding damaged caused by Hurricane Katrina.
  • EU mulls 'green lawsuits' against China

    03/21/2012 8:08:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies · 1+ views
    EurActiv ^ | 21 March 2012 | Arthur Neslen
    Massive state subsidies are “squeezing out” European wind and solar companies from China’s renewables market, the head of EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht’s cabinet has said, adding that court action should be considered against barriers to trade. “We should use all the tools we have at our disposal to tackle barriers that distort the market,” Marc Vanheukelen told a European Policy Center meeting last week (15 March). “We may take to court countries that we don’t think are playing fairly,” he added, in a general reference to unfair practices by any of the EU’s trading partners. But analysts will...
  • Obama to tout green energy ‘investments’ at solar facility employing 5 workers: $54 million

    03/21/2012 4:15:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    nevada journal ^ | march 20, 2012 | kyle gillis
    President Obama will tout investments in “renewable” energy Wednesday at the local Copper Mountain Solar 1 plant, although the plant has only five full-time employees. The plant, owned by San Diego-based energy company Sempra, was built in late 2010 at a cost of $141 million. Funding included $42 million in federal-government tax credits and $12 million in tax-rebate commitments from the state of Nevada. Construction of the plant involved over 300 part-time jobs, but currently only five full-time employees operate the plant, a Sempra spokeswoman confirmed. That comes out to $10.8 million in tax-dollar subsidies per employee.
  • Van Jones rallies Hawaii crowd in support of green projects, against Wall Street

    03/21/2012 9:23:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Van Jones rallies Hawaii crowd in support of green projects, against Wall Street Published March 21, 2012 | FoxNews.com Van Jones is returning to the spotlight as a green jobs cheerleader, hosting a rally Tuesday night organized to promote a "green" bank to finance alternative energy programs. According to the Hawaii Reporter, Jones gave the keynote address at Tuesday's rally, put together by groups who want the state to create a "State Partnership Bank." Among the legislative proposals is one to have the bank be led by the governor, union leaders and board members appointed by the Democrat-dominated legislature --...
  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Couple Brutalized by Rogue EPA

    03/21/2012 8:16:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 116 replies
    Now on Fox. SCOTUS has ruled in favor of the couple that bought a house lot and was then fined $ 175,000/day by the loathsome EPA for "disturbing a wetland" that does not exist. Will be fascinating to see if any of the Rancid Media even report this.
  • 'Global warming' gets a rebranding

    03/21/2012 7:28:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    'Global warming' gets a rebranding By: Erica Martinson and Jonathan Allen March 21, 2012 12:09 AM EDT Shhhh! Don’t talk about global warming! There’s been a change in climate for Washington’s greenhouse gang, and they’ve come to this conclusion: To win, they have to talk about other topics, like gas prices and kids choking on pollutants. More than two years since Democrats’ cap-and-trade plan died in Congress, the strategic shift represents a reluctant acknowledgment from environmentalists that they’ve lost ground by tackling global warming head-on. Their best bet now lies in a bit of a bait and switch: Help elect...
  • When Will Obama Issue Greenhouse-Gas Rules?

    03/21/2012 5:05:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 3/19/12 | Olga Belogolova
    Many Insiders contended that the White House, in weighing the political implications of issuing these rules, will “wait for a less turbulent political environment to move forward”—after the November election passes. “OMB is going to hold on to the [regulations] until after the election. No matter what the [regulations] say, they are going to send shock waves through the important Rust Belt states. To release [them] earlier would be a certain self-imposed wound,” one Insider said. Some Insiders maintained that Obama already handed a victory to his environmental base when he rejected a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...
  • Henry David Thoreau as global-warming researcher?

    03/20/2012 3:12:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 03/20/2012 | Danny Heitman
    As spring officially begins today, America’s poet laureate of the changing seasons is getting renewed interest for his contributions not only to literature, but modern-day science. Britain’s The Guardian newspaper recently reported that the journals of Henry David Thoreau have been recruited to glean crucial insights about global warming. Thoreau, a studious amateur naturalist, recorded the date of first spring-time blooms for a wide variety of plants in his native New England. But comparing Thoreau’s observations with more recent data, Boston University researchers have concluded that today’s flowers are blooming about 10 days earlier – powerful evidence that the Earth’s...
  • President no longer worried about CO2: focus on alternative energy is economic says Obama, ....

    03/20/2012 2:19:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 2+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | March 19, 2012 | Alec Rawls
    Guest post by Alec Rawls“President no longer worried about CO2!” That’s what the headlines should have read last week after Obama presented an elaborate argument that alternative energy is the only viable response to high energy prices without ever once mentioning CO2, global warming or climate change. Instead, he presented the need to lessen our reliance on oil purely as an economic imperative.Back when he thought that global warming was a winning concern Obama used to acknowledge that his anti-CO2 policies were going to cause high energy prices (forcing them to “necessarily skyrocket“). Now he is trying to use the...
  • Economy chills global warmists?

    03/20/2012 1:36:47 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 5 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | March 20, 2012 | Editorial
    Your tax dollars at work. Lyle Scruggs, an associate professor of political science at the University of Connecticut, says the Great Recession is responsible for the spike in Americans' skepticism about man-made global warming. Based on his taxpayer-funded review of more than two decades of polling data, Mr. Scruggs says he has correlated people's belief in climate change with their economic well-being: the less secure they feel, the less likely they are to believe. At first blush, that seems logical. When the U.S. economy was robust, Americans were more willing to indulge the fantasies of Internet Al Gore and his...
  • Ethanol Policy Not Producing Desired Results

    03/20/2012 12:46:17 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which mandated a steep rise in domestic ethanol production, is causing unforeseen negative consequences for food prices while failing to live up to the desired gasoline results and other expectations, concludes a Texas A&M University research team headed by an economics professor who studies energy issues.James Griffin James M. Griffin, director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, which is part of Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, and Mauricio Cifuentes Soto, a graduate student assisting him, say in their report that the goal of...
  • More WH Emails Released on Solyndra Troubles

        White House staff knew enough about Solyndra’s troubles in January 2011 to dismiss talk of inviting the company’s executives into President Barack Obama’s special State of the Union box, internal emails released Friday show.     The idea of seating Solyndra officials with Michelle Obama in the Capitol during the president’s nationally televised speech came up around the same time that DOE was preparing a controversial change to the company’s $535 million federal loan guarantee, which wound up increasing the risk to taxpayers.  But Daniella Gibbs Léger, director of White House message events, batted down the idea of a State...
  • The Long Sunspot Cycle 23 Predicts a Significant Temperature Decrease in Cycle 24

    03/17/2012 10:49:11 PM PDT · by Paul Pierett · 24 replies
    Science Direct.Com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Jan-Erik Solheim, Kjell Stordahl, Ole Humlum
    a b s t r a c t Relations between the length of a sunspot cycle and the average temperature in the same and the next cycle are calculated for a number of meteorological stations in Norway and in the North Atlantic region. No significant trend is found between the length of a cycle and the average temperature in the same cycle, but a significant negative trend is found between the length of a cycle and the temperature in the next cycle. This provides a tool to predict anaverage temperature decrease of at least 1:0 1C from solar cycle 23...
  • German Scientific Study Predicts Global Cooling Till 2030

    03/17/2012 10:25:48 PM PDT · by Paul Pierett · 23 replies
    Climate Change Dispatch ^ | March 9, 2012 | John O' Sullivan
    Research based on over 100 independent expert studies points to a cooling Earth climate at least until 2030. Author, Dr. Theodor Landscheidt of the Schroeter Institute for Research in Cycles of Solar Activity points to failures by climatologists to account for solar variation in their projections.
  • As seas rise, researchers say devastating floods could soon wreak havoc on (NJ) Shore towns

    03/16/2012 10:33:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger via NJ.com ^ | Thursday March 15, 2012 | Stephen Stirling
    Living along New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline has always posed something of a risk. Terms like coastal flooding, erosion and nor’easter have long been a part of the vocabulary of residents on the Shore. But new research predicts rising sea levels due to global warming will more than triple the likelihood of devastating coastal flooding by the year 2030, putting more than 230,000 beach and bay-side residents in the flood zone. Put simply, the once in a lifetime coastal storm may soon come around once in a generation. "Sea level rise is not some distant problem that we can...
  • The descent of Mann

    03/16/2012 6:04:54 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 12 replies
    Cavalier Daily (UVa Student Daily) ^ | March 14, 2012 | Sam Novack
    The Virginia Supreme Court ruled March 2nd against Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and his renewed attempts to obtain access to the emails and documents used in the research of a former University professor. Michael Mann — who was on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 and is a significant contributor to the theory of anthropomorphic, or man-made, global warming — received tax-payer funded grants from the years 1999 to 2005. Cuccinelli’s move to check Mann’s research engendered a good deal of backlash, both from the University and members of the...
  • Global warming greed

    03/15/2012 11:24:45 AM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2012 | The Washington Times
    It’s only now becoming clear how many people have become rich thanks to the global-warming scare. Politicians from both parties have been so afraid of being labeled a “denier” that they’ll vote for any piece of legislation bearing the trendy green label. The numbers are adding up fast. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) counted a whopping 641 programs in place at 130 federal agencies in 2010 to prop up windmill technology and underwrite solar panel manufacturers. The report released Tuesday didn’t include a reliable estimate of the total cost to taxpayers. The auditors found the array of loans, tax credits,...
  • Obama compares Republicans to ‘flat earth society’ for stance on green energy

    03/15/2012 9:40:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/15/2012 | By David Nakamura
    President Obama blasted his Republican critics Thursday for their resistance to investing in alternative energy sources, comparing their stance to the beliefs of those who thought that Columbus would sail off the edge of the world. In another in a series of speeches defending his energy policies, Obama touted his push for green energy growth — including wind and solar power, electric cars and biofuels — as a way to help wean the nation from a dependence on foreign oil. And he mocked his rivals for failing to embrace his ideas. “If some of these folks were around when Columbus...
  • New Science Curriculum to Address Climate Change Controversy

    03/14/2012 2:02:21 PM PDT · by Sopater · 35 replies
    Education News ^ | March 14th, 2012 | Julia Lawrence
    The groups currently drafting new science standards for American classrooms have decided to include a section addressing the issue of climate change. The Congressionally chartered National Academies, including the National Research Council, plan to include a document drafted last year that says that human activities have at least a partial impact on climate.Although there’s a strong consensus in scientific literature on anthropogenic climate change, in America the issue is a source of significant controversy and debate. Just how strident the debate over climate change had become came as a surprise to one California middle school teacher: When Treena Joi, a...
  • Global warming/obesity crises unite! — New theory: CO2 making us fat

    03/14/2012 10:31:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Global warming/obesity crises unite! — New theory: CO2 making us fat By Caroline May - The Daily Caller 1:06 PM 03/14/2012 ADVERTISEMENT A Danish researcher claims he has discovered yet another reason to combat the rise of CO2 in the atmosphere: it is making us fat. According to the researcher, orexins, neuropeptide hormones in the brain that regulate energy, are negatively affected by CO2 — making us more tired and hungry, Science Nordic reports. Lars-Georg Hersoug of the Research Centre for Prevention and Health at Glostrup University Hospital tracked obesity over a 22-year span. He found that both thin and...
  • New figures: More of US at risk to sea level rise

    03/14/2012 6:54:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | March14, 2012
    WASHINGTON — Global warming-fueled sea level rise over the next century could flood 3.7 million people in 544 U.S. cities temporarily, according to a new method of looking at risking of rising seas published in two scientific papers. The cities that have the most people living within three feet (one meter) of high tide — the projected sea level rise by the year 2100 made by many scientists and computer models — are in Florida, Louisiana, and New York. New York City, often not thought of as a city prone to flooding, has 141,000 people at risk, which is second...
  • 'Invisible tsunami' of rising sea levels puts US coasts at risk, expert says

    03/14/2012 4:12:34 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 53 replies · 2+ views
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | staff and news services
    “Sea level rise is like an invisible tsunami, building force while we do almost nothing,” Strauss told The New York Times. “We have a closing window of time to prevent the worst by preparing for higher seas.”
  • Sinking Nations Are Pursuing Legal Options To Stave Off Destruction

    03/12/2012 5:49:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    forbes.com ^ | March 12, 2012 | Michael Bobelian
    The Marshall Islands is approaching extinction. The threat is not from a plague or a warring neighbor. It is the very ocean that surrounds this archipelago of islands and atolls located in the Pacific Ocean just above the equator. The math is as simple as it is deadly. As global temperatures rise, so will sea levels from three to six feet by the end of the century according to the Columbia University Earth Institute. The speckles of flat land that make up the Marshall Islands rise about seven feet above sea level. In a few decades, scientists predict that rising...