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  • Could a Changing Climate Set Off Volcanoes and Quakes?

    05/07/2012 11:45:01 PM PDT · by bd476 · 49 replies
    Yale University Enviornment 360 ^ | May 7, 2012 | Fred Pearce
    07 May 2012: Analysis Could a Changing Climate Set Off Volcanoes and Quakes? A British scientist argues that global warming could lead to a future of more intense volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. And while some dismiss his views as preposterous, he points to a body of recent research that shows a troubling link between climate change and the Earth’s most destructive geological events. by Fred Pearce Geological disasters might influence climate, for instance when volcanic debris blots out the sun. But climate cannot disrupt geology. Right? Well, actually no, says a British geologist Bill McGuire, in a troubling new...
  • Dinosaurs Passing Wind May Have Caused Climate Change

    Like huge cows, the mighty sauropods would have generated enormous quantities of methane. Sauropods, recognisable by their long necks and tails, were widespread around 150 million years ago. They included some of the largest animals to walk the Earth, such as Diplodocus, which measured 150 feet and weighed up to 45 tonnes. <---Snip
  • SCIENTISTS SUGGEST DINOSAURS TOOTED A NEW CLIMATE

    05/07/2012 8:08:58 AM PDT · by lward99 · 66 replies
    Times247 ^ | 5/6/12 | Pamela Owen
    Dinosaurs may be partly to blame for a change in climate because they created so much flatulence, according to leading scientists. Professor Graeme Ruxton of St Andrews University, Scotland, said the giant animals spent 150 years emitting the potent global warming gas, methane. ... Read more: http://times247.com/articles/scientists-suggest-dinosaurs-tooted-a-new-climate#ixzz1uCGVTUeC
  • Global warming deniers mount ad campaign calculated to outrage (and it's working!)

    05/06/2012 7:36:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 4, 2012 | Dan Turner
    It has finally happened: The Heartland Institute, an anti-science front group that used to focus on downplaying the dangers of smoking on behalf of Phillip Morris but now spends much of its time denying the scientific consensus on climate change, has decided to stop even trying to be credible in order to attract publicity. In the vernacular: It has gone all PETA on us. "I still believe in global warming. Do you?" reads a caption written in bright red on a billboard recently mounted in Chicago by the Heartland folks, next to a wild-eyed mugshot of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski....
  • Panetta Beats War Drums on Climate Change

    05/06/2012 6:33:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2012 | Marita Noon
    Global warming has been off the energy-news radar as high gas prices have usurped the spotlight—however Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has brought it back. “Defense Secretary?” you might ask. “Not Energy Secretary Steven Chu or EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson?” No. It was Leon Panetta, who, at an Environmental Defense Fund reception on Thursday May 3, declared “The area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security.” (Are we going to declare war on countries like Canada for backing out of the Kyoto climate change commitments, or China and India for never supporting them in the first place?)Panetta’s comments...
  • Why is Romney being supported by the Global Warming Crowd?

    05/05/2012 3:54:38 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    RightWingNews.com Blog ^ | March 12, 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    How depressing. Conservatives remain divided this election cycle while the most liberal candidate for the GOP nomination in decades continues to pile up delegates. Meanwhile, the evidence continues to mount that Romney will govern to the left of George Bush – either one. Romney’s effort to portray himself as a conservative has had great success, primarily due to a black out on Romney’s record not only by the mainstream press but also by much of the conservative media. Moreover, much of America’s conservative “leadership” has decided to give Romney a pass. I posted a piece here a few weeks ago...
  • Whoa There! Some Greenland Glaciers Slowing Down

    05/05/2012 3:28:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 3 May 2012 | Sid Perkins
    Enlarge Image Slow flow.Satellite observations of glacial flow in Greenland reveal that many of the island's glaciers have slowed in recent years, a sign that ice loss during the 21st century could be less dire than in the worst-case scenarios. Credit: Science/AAAS For lumbering hunks of ice, glaciers have a surprising amount of personality. A new study reveals that not all of Greenland's glaciers behave alike, with some slowing their advance seaward in recent years, whereas others have surged in their forward march. Sea levels will continue to rise during the 21st century, as many studies have predicted, but...
  • Think tank compares belief in global warming to Charles Manson, Osama Bin Laden, others

    05/05/2012 11:13:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/04/12 | Caroline May
    Think tank compares belief in global warming to Charles Manson, Osama Bin Laden, othersBy Caroline May | The Daily Caller – Fri, May 4, 2012 A free market think tank is taking its beef with climate change alarmists to the Chicago skies. The Heartland Institute has announced a billboard campaign highlighting the unsavory characters who “still believe in global warming,” including “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, mass murderer Charles Manson and dictator Fidel Castro. According to Heartland, terrorist Osama bin Laden and Discovery Channel hostage taker James J. Lee may also occupy a climate change billboard in the near future. “These rogues...
  • How Green Was My Bankruptcy?

    05/05/2012 7:33:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 15 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | May 4, 2012 | David Middleton
    My apologies to the memories of the late Richard Llewellyn and late John Ford; but I just had to borrow their title for this post. This paragraph from a 2010 Telegraph article really says it all… Its 500,000 photovoltaic panels will generate 30 megawatts of electricity, enough, in the popular measurement, to power 9,000 homes. It is costing about $250 million to build, significantly less than a gas, coal or nuclear power station, which can easily exceed $1 billion. And it represents a sea-change in America’s energy business.America has been notoriously devoted to hydrocarbon fuels. Big Oil, Big Coal and...
  • Data sheds light on speed of Greenland's glaciers

    05/04/2012 8:01:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/4/12 | BBC
    Greenland's glaciers are not speeding up as much as previously thought, researchers have estimated. As a result, the ice rivers may be contributing "significantly less" to sea-level rise than had been thought. Previous studies had estimated that the nation's glaciers would double their flow by 2010 and continue to maintain that speed, they explained. But the team, writing in Science, said the glaciers could eventually flow faster than earlier studies estimated. The team of US researchers based their findings on data stretching back to 2000-2001, collected from more than 200 outlet glaciers. "So far, on average, we are seeing about...
  • Lying climate scientists lie again – about death threats, this time

    05/04/2012 1:57:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | May 3, 2012 | James Delingpole
    There's a great scoop in The Australian today about more lying climate scientists making stuff up. "CLAIMS that some of Australia's leading climate change scientists were subjected to death threats as part of a vicious and unrelenting email campaign have been debunked by the Privacy Commissioner. Timothy Pilgrim was called in to adjudicate on a Freedom of Information application in relation to Fairfax and ABC reports last June alleging that Australian National University climate change researchers were facing the ongoing campaign and had been moved to "more secure buildings" following explicit threats." Needless to say the University did everything it...
  • Playing Out Our Absurd National Debates at the Local Level: The Case of Fracking

    05/04/2012 1:13:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 4, 2012 | R.B.A. Muccio
    I originally sought election to the school board of the community where I live for many reasons. I grew up there, I spent my entire public school career in the district, and I care a great deal about its future. I also have four young children in the school and want to make sure they get the best education possible. Three years in, I like to think I've been able to do some real good in these respects. But the experience has also afforded me the opportunity to help play out many of our national debates on a local level....
  • Global Warming Melts Away

    05/03/2012 10:08:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 3, 2012 | Randall Hoven
    Wondering where things stand on global warming? Let's go to the science of it. And by "science" I mean physical observations. Nothing complicated. What do thermometers say? What's happening with polar ice caps? And carbon dioxide? In the following analysis I use publicly available data as provided by government scientists at places like NASA, the U.K. Met office, and NOAA. This is the data we're told to use and trust. I'm using it and trusting it. Measured Temperatures. The two charts below show recent global temperatures (NASA/GISS data) in units of hundredths of a degree above the 1951-1980 average. The...
  • Bering Sea Ice at Record Level

    05/03/2012 6:44:12 PM PDT · by Species8472 · 29 replies
    National Weather Service Alaska ^ | 5-3-2012 | National Weather Service
    PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 215 PM AKDT THU MAY 3 2012 ...RECORD SEA ICE AT PRIBILOF ISLANDS... THIS HAS BEEN AN EXTREME WINTER FOR SEA ICE IN THE BERING SEA AND NOW WE HAVE BROKEN THE RECORDS FOR MOST NUMBER OF DAYS WITH ICE AT BOTH SAINT PAUL ISLAND AND SAINT GEORGE ISLAND. AS OF TODAY SEA ICE HAS BEEN AT SAINT PAUL ISLAND FOR 103 DAYS THIS WINTER BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 100 DAYS SET IN 2010. THE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH SEA ICE AT SAINT GEORGE ISLAND TOTALED 79 WHEN THE ICE RETREATED...
  • NASA/Hathaway’s updated solar cycle prediction – smallest in 100 years

    05/03/2012 7:42:20 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | May 2, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    …the predicted size makes this the smallest sunspot cycle in about 100 years *********************************snip**************************From: http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/predict.shtmlThe current prediction for Sunspot Cycle 24 gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 60 in the Spring of 2013. We are currently over three years into Cycle 24. The current predicted size makes this the smallest sunspot cycle in about 100 years.The prediction method has been slightly revised. The previous method found a fit for both the amplitude and the starting time of the cycle along with a weighted estimate of the amplitude from precursor predictions (polar fields and geomagnetic activity near cycle minimum)....
  • Permit glut sparks talk of ‘carbon central bank’ (in EU)

    05/02/2012 11:43:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 02 May 2012 | EurActiv.com with Reuters
    Analysts say that any one-off EU clearing of the massive glut of carbon permits now clogging the Emissions Trading System (ETS) is likely to lead to a ‘central bank' or other policy tool to manage future imbalances. But the European Commission is cautious about entrenching such a mechanism in the ETS, which is the bloc's chief weapon to fight climate change. Figures released today (2 May) show that 254 million carbon offsets worth around €2.6 billion were used in 2011, an 85% increase on 2010, despite statistics showing that the EU emissions continue to fall, due to recession. Companies are...
  • Met Office April Forecast: “…drought impacts in the coming months are virtually inevitable.”

    05/02/2012 8:50:44 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | April 30, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE: Forecast humor on steroids, hereYou can’t make up FAIL like this. First this story in the BBC Today:Now let’s have a look at the official Met Office forecast for April, issued on March 23rd, 2012: Met Office 3-month Outlook Period: April – June 2012 Issue date: 23.03.12SUMMARY – PRECIPITATION: The forecast for average UK rainfall slightly favours drier than average conditions for April-May-June as a whole, and also slightly favours April being the driest of the 3 months. With this forecast, the water resources situation in southern, eastern and central England is likely to deteriorate further during the April-May-June...
  • Night-Warming Effect Found Over Large Wind Farms in Texas

    05/02/2012 1:24:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Apr. 30, 2012 | NA
    Large wind farms in certain areas in the United States appear to affect local land surface temperatures, according to a paper published April 30 in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study, led by Liming Zhou, an atmospheric scientist at the State University of New York- (SUNY) Albany, provides insights about the possible effects of wind farms... The results could be important for developing efficient adaptation and management strategies to ensure long-term sustainability of wind power. "This study indicates that land surface temperatures have warmed in the vicinity of large wind farms in west-central Texas, especially at night," says Anjuli...
  • The IPCC 1990 FAR predictions were wrong

    05/02/2012 12:23:46 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 3rd, 2012 | Joanne
    Have the 1990 IPCC predictions been proved completely, unarguably and utterly wrong? Yes. They predicted that if our emissions stayed the same, temperatures would rise by 0.3 C per decade, and would be at the very least 0.2, and the most 0.5. Even by the most generous rehash of the data, the highest rate they can find is 0.18 C per decade which is likely an overestimate, and in any case, is below the very least estimate, despite the world’s emissions of CO2 continuing ever higher.Climate Scientist Matthew England called that “very accurate”. Since when did 0.18 = 0.3? (Shall...
  • New Link From Supernova to Life on Earth?

    05/02/2012 10:21:22 AM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies
    54°40’ Or Fight! ^ | May 2, 2012 | Devon Watkins
    Through the Royal Astronomical Society in London the Danish scientist Henrik Svensmark released new scientific evidence in the last week that has not yet hit the mass media. This new examination could revolutionize the way that we view our world’s climate and even the history of life on Earth. Professor Svensmark examined the history of how supernova’s close to our solar system occurred over the last 500 million years. He compared this supernova history to our well known history of the number of different species on Earth over that same time period and found a remarkable correlation.
  • Global Warming Policies Might Be Bad For Your Health

    05/02/2012 3:46:17 AM PDT · by cartan · 4 replies
    The Global Warming Policy Foundation has released a new report. Here is the executive summary: Global warming does not currently rank among the top public health threats The World Health Organization (WHO) attributes 141,000 deaths and 5.4 million lost Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) in 2004 to global warming. This is only 0.2% of all deaths and 0.4% of the burden of disease (Figure 1; WHO 2008a, 2009). This estimate, however, does not account for the health outcomes that are the major contributors to the long-known phenomenon of excess winter mortality (see Table 1). Deaths from excess winter mortality in Japan...
  • You know you’re a real Berkeleyan if you…

    05/01/2012 8:10:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 1, 2012 | Vlae Kershner
    There’s no mistaking that Berkeley enjoys an outsized reputation for a city of only 113,000 people. While people from the redder parts of the country may think of Berkeley and San Francisco as liberal twins, the East Bay college town has a progressive flavor that leaves its big-city neighbor lying in the middle of the road. For this slideshow, Allen Matthews, Katie Dowd, John King and Dave Curran and Kitty Luce came up with the captions. Gate photo editor Douglas Zimmerman shot or found the illustrations....(SLIDE SHOW AT LINK)
  • The Cornered Rats of Climate Change

    05/01/2012 6:52:59 PM PDT · by Rocky · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | Marita Noon
    Public confidence in scientific “consensus” regarding the theory of manmade climate change is threatening the believing scientists’ confidence. While polls show that taking action to fight climate change is off the radar of most Americans, the behavior of the theory’s advocates is even more telling. They are behaving like "cornered rats"—taking extreme actions to protect their turf.
  • Clouds’ Effect on Climate Change Is Last Bastion for Dissenters

    05/01/2012 10:27:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2012 | JUSTIN GILLIS
    LAMONT, Okla. — For decades, a small group of scientific dissenters has been trying to shoot holes in the prevailing science of climate change, offering one reason after another why the outlook simply must be wrong. Over time, nearly every one of their arguments has been knocked down by accumulating evidence, and polls say 97 percent of working climate scientists now see global warming as a serious risk. Yet in recent years, the climate change skeptics have seized on one last argument that cannot be so readily dismissed. Their theory is that clouds will save us. They acknowledge that the...
  • David Evans explains the skeptics case (YouTube)( Skeptics of AGW - <anmade Global Warming)

    04/30/2012 9:24:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    JoNova ^ | April 28th, 2012 | Joanne
    Last week we finished some YouTube versions explaining the skeptical case. These grew out of the interview we did with Nick Minchin and Anna Rose for the ABC documentary I Can Change Your Mind. They are what we would have said, if we’d been editing the documentary . In the interview we were on a mission to show the evidence the ABC won’t show — and of course, true to form, the ABC did exactly that, and didn’t show it. As David often points out, the mainstream media have never shown this data anywhere in the world, ever, even though...
  • Top EPA official resigns over 'crucify' comment

    04/30/2012 9:42:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Google ^ | 4/30/12 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word "crucify" to describe his approach to enforcement. In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson sent Sunday, Al Armendariz says he regrets his words and stresses that they do not reflect his work as administrator of the five-state region including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
  • Crucify the Capitalists!

    04/30/2012 12:04:59 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 20 replies
    Talking Points ^ | April 30 | Talking Points
    And they cried out again, Crucify him. Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.Mark 15:13-14 (KJV) In a less-than-shocking piece of news this week, we have learned that the EPA is in fact the New Praetorian Guard. You thought their job was protecting the trees and the butterflies? Unfortunately not. A high-level manager has given the game away. Their job is crucifixion of the capitalists. Prior to falling on his sword today to protect "the cause", ordinary EPA manager Al Armendariz related the following: "I was in...
  • Wind farms are warming the earth, researchers say

    04/30/2012 6:27:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 30, 2012 | Eric Niller
    New research finds that wind farms actually warm up the surface of the land underneath them during the night, a phenomenon that could put a damper on efforts to expand wind energy as a green energy solution. Researchers used satellite data from 2003 to 2011 to examine surface temperatures across as wide swath of west Texas, which has built four of the world's largest wind farms. The data showed a direct correlation between night-time temperatures increases of 0.72 degrees C (1.3 degrees F) and the placement of the farms. "Given the present installed capacity and the projected growth in installation...
  • Looks like an onion skin, but it could be electricity(new environmentalist regulations)

    04/30/2012 6:16:44 PM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Sergio Squatrito knows all about food waste. At Carla's Pasta, his family's company in South Windsor, in addition to an array of easy-to-prepare pasta and other Italian specialties, the company produces 2,000 to 3,000 pounds of food waste a day. "We've tried four different ways of getting rid of our food scraps and all of them have failed," said Squatrito, who is vice president of operations. "I have nothing against the waste companies handling our trash, but there's got to be a different mousetrap." That's pretty much Connecticut's thinking, too. Faced with statewide data that showed food waste is, by...
  • A Tale of Two Altitudes: how stratospheric temperature is de-coupled from the surface temperatures

    04/30/2012 5:48:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | April 30, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    On the battle between Arrhenius and Ångström.Story submitted by John Kehr, The Inconvenient SkepticAny serious discussion about the Theory of Global Warming will eventually include the absorption band argument that started more than 100 years ago between Arrhenius and Ångström. One of the arguments presented by Ångström was that the main CO2 absorption band is between 14-16 micron and that band is also absorbed by water vapor (which is correct). The counter to this by Arrhenius was that it didn’t matter in the upper atmosphere where there was no water vapor. Of course none of this matters because radiative heat...
  • New source of climate warming: Wind farms

    04/30/2012 8:43:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/30/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Great news for NIMBY activists that want public policy to follow the anthropogenic global-warming agenda but don’t want their vistas cluttered. The wind farms that they support everywhere else but nearby themselves may be part of the problem, according to Reuters: Large wind farms might have a warming effect on the local climate, research in the United States showed on Sunday, casting a shadow over the long-term sustainability of wind power. …Researchers at the State University of New York at Albany analysed the satellite data of areas around large wind farms in Texas, where four of the world’s largest farms...
  • (Texas)Wind farms may have warming effect - research

    04/29/2012 11:01:35 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/29/12 | Nina Chestney
    LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - Large wind farms might have a warming effect on the local climate, research in the United States showed on Sunday, casting a shadow over the long-term sustainability of wind power. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels contribute to global warming, which could lead to the melting of glaciers, sea level rise, ocean acidification, crop failure and other devastating effects, scientists say. In a move to cut such emissions, many nations are moving towards cleaner energy sources such as wind power. The world's wind farms last year had the capacity to produce...
  • Transcript: Al Gore Got ‘D’ in ‘Natural Sciences’ at Harvard

    04/29/2012 6:21:11 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 24 | Michael Chapman
    Hat tip: Drudgereport
  • Wind Farms Warming Texas

    04/29/2012 4:01:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    Discovery News ^ | April 29, 2012 | Eric Niiler
    New research finds that wind farms actually warm up the surface of the land underneath them during the night, a phenomena that could put a damper on efforts to expand wind energy as a green energy solution. Researchers used satellite data from 2003 to 2011 to examine surface temperatures across as wide swath of west Texas, which has built four of the world's largest wind farms. The data showed a direct correlation between night-time temperatures increases of 0.72 degrees C (1.3 degrees F) and the placement of the farms. "Given the present installed capacity and the projected growth in installation...
  • Tim McCarver: Global Warming Increasing the Number of Home Runs ( so it's not steroids?)

    04/29/2012 10:48:15 AM PDT · by Signalman · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4/28/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    There have been all kinds of reasons given for the increasing number of home runs in baseball over the decades including more tightly-sewn balls, steroids, improved fitness training programs, and bat technology. On Saturday, renowned Fox sportscaster Tim McCarver blamed it all on Al Gore's favorite money-making scam. "It has not been proven, but I think ultimately it will be proven that the air is thinner now, there have been climactic changes over the last 50 years in the world, and I think that’s one of the reasons balls are carrying much better now than I remember," McCarver said during...
  • Al Gore at Hampshire College: Global warming is real and needs to be addressed now

    04/29/2012 9:04:03 AM PDT · by matt04 · 55 replies
    Former Vice president Al Gore on Friday refuted claims that global warning is a myth, saying that 97 to 98 percent of the worlds’ scientists attest to its veracity. Gore was the keynote speaker at the inauguration of Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash Friday. The theme of Lash’s inauguration was “Educating for Change: critical thinking in a critical time.” “Now there are some talk radio show hosts, they say that (global warming is) not (real)," Gore said. "It’s up to you; my point is we must respond. What the scientists tell us is going to take place if we do...
  • The Algore effect, Freeze Warning for Eastern Hampshire, MA

    04/28/2012 3:57:31 PM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 AM EDT SUNDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 AM EDT SUNDAY. THE FREEZE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * LOCATIONS... NORTHERN CONNECTICUT... NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND AND MUCH OF MASSACHUSETTS. * HAZARDS... FREEZING TEMPERATURES. * TEMPERATURES... RANGING FROM THE MID 20S TO THE LOW 30S. * TIMING... AFTER MIDNIGHT THROUGH 10 AM. * IMPACTS... FREEZING CONDITIONS COULD KILL ANY CROPS OR OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.
  • Why car makers lie about fuel consumption (in Europe)

    04/28/2012 12:06:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 27 April 2012 11:16 AM | Michael Hanlon
    There are lies, damn lies, statistics—and official EU car fuel consumption figures. I and others have been banging on about this for years; the figures quoted by manufacturers in their ads usually (but, interestingly not always) bears absolutely no relation whatsoever to what happens in the real world. … To get those “official” figures, new cars are subjected to something called the “New European Driving Cycle”, a series of short runs on a “rolling road” where the car is accelerated, put on a short cruise and decelerated under laboratory conditions. All the car makers have to put their cars through...
  • 'Warming hole' delayed climate change over eastern United States: study

    04/27/2012 12:47:28 AM PDT · by allmost · 22 replies
    phys.org ^ | 04/026/12 | They're hiding it seems.
    While greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane warm the Earth's surface, tiny particles in the air can have the reverse effect on regional scales. "What we've shown is that particulate pollution over the eastern United States has delayed the warming that we would expect to see from increasing greenhouse gases," says lead author Eric Leibensperger (Ph.D. '11), who completed the work as a graduate student in applied physics at SEAS. "For the sake of protecting human health and reducing acid rain, we've now cut the emissions that lead to particulate pollution," he adds, "but these cuts have caused the...
  • Is Climate Change A Wedge Issue vs Romney?

    04/27/2012 11:24:10 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    tnr.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | 5:56 pm | Alec MacGillis
    One bit of Barack Obama’s recent interview with Rolling Stone has caused a little stir: He talked about climate change! After not mentioning it once in the 2011 State of the Union, nor in his recent Earth Day proclamation, Obama had this to say when the magazine brought up the issue: “I suspect that over the next six months, this is going to be a debate that will become part of the campaign, and I will be very clear in voicing my belief that we’re going to have to take further steps to deal with climate change in a serious...
  • YouTube pulls Armendariz ‘crucify them’ video

    04/27/2012 12:24:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/27/12 | Caroline May
    The YouTube channel where Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe’s office originally discovered the video of EPA official Al Armendariz speak about his “crucify them” enforcement philosophy has scrubbed the original video and lodged a complaint against Inhofe to YouTube. The source and now YouTube complainant, David McFatridge of “Citizen Media for We The People,” is an environmentalist and, according to Inhofe’s office, has eliminated all content related to Armendariz’s speech from his YouTube channel. The original video now turns of an error notice that reads: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by David McFatridge.” McFatridge’s complaint...
  • Drats! Down the warmhole the warming went (From Harvard people...?? what ???)

    04/27/2012 9:34:59 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | April 26, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on April 26, 2012 by Anthony Watts From the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences“Warming hole” delayed climate change over eastern United StatesApril 26, 201250-year model suggests regional pollution obscured a global trend CONTACT: Caroline Perry, (617) 496-1351 Cambridge, Mass. – April 26, 2012 – Climate scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have discovered that particulate pollution in the late 20th century created a “warming hole” over the eastern United States—that is, a cold patch where the effects of global warming were temporarily obscured.While greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane warm the...
  • Jim Inhofe rips EPA’s ‘crucify’ approach

    04/26/2012 2:12:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/26/12 7:38 AM EDT | MJ LEE
    Jim Inhofe had some harsh words for the Obama administrations energy policy. | AP PhotoClose By MJ LEE | 4/26/12 7:38 AM EDT Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Thursday blasted an Environmental Protection Agency official’s claim that the agency was using a “crucify them” strategy against oil and gas companies, calling it a part of President Barack Obama’s “war on domestic energy.”“Let’s keep in mind, this is all a part of Obama’s war on domestic energy,” Inhofe said on “Fox & Friends.” “He’s the one who said that we have good natural gas and it’s plentiful and all of...
  • EPA Official: EPAs "philosophy" is to "crucify" and "make examples" of US energy producers

    04/25/2012 5:15:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/25/12 | JimInhofePressOffice
    In a Senate speech, Senator Inhofe will draw attention to a little known video from 2010, which shows a top EPA official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, using the vivid metaphor of crucifixion to explain EPA's enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers. In this video Administrator Armendariz says: "But as I said, oil and gas is an enforcement priority, it's one of seven, so we are going to spend a fair amount of time looking at oil and gas production. And I gave, I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my...
  • ALEC Report Highlights EPA Overreach

    04/26/2012 11:14:28 AM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2012-04-25 | Heather Ginsberg
    In celebration of this year’s Earth Day, ALEC has released a new study examining the EPA and how their regulations affect the American people. As we all have witnessed, the EPA has grown in size and has passed more regulations in the first 2 years of the Obama administration than it did during the entire first term of President Clinton’s presidency. The administration has claimed to be looking out for the people’s lives and wellbeing by putting new restrictions on various energy producing communities. With this new report from ALEC it is now clear exactly what kind of impact these...
  • Obama vows to fight for climate action, make global warming a key 2012 issue (Inner Weatherman)

    04/25/2012 6:34:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/12 | Ben Geman
    Obama vows to fight for climate action, make global warming a key 2012 issueBy Ben Geman - 04/25/12 10:40 AM ET President Obama is vowing to make the case for action on global warming during the 2012 campaign. “I suspect that over the next six months, this is going to be a debate that will become part of the campaign, and I will be very clear in voicing my belief that we're going to have to take further steps to deal with climate change in a serious way,” Obama told Rolling Stone magazine in a newly published interview. Obama’s comments...
  • Report says 40 percent of the public breathes unhealthy air (60% - good to go)

    04/25/2012 6:20:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    Report says 40 percent of the public breathes unhealthy airBy Andrew Restuccia - 04/25/12 02:53 PM ET More than 40 percent of the public lives in regions with unhealthy levels of air pollution, a new report from the American Lung Association says. The public health group, in its annual State of the Air report, said air quality has dramatically improved in recent decades as a result of the Clean Air Act. But it warned that more action is needed to better protect the public from air pollution like smog or soot. The report finds that more than 127.2 million people,...
  • Despite Environmental Alarmism, Great Lakes Have Not Been Setting Low Water Level Records

    04/24/2012 8:43:14 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/24/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Over the past decade, alarmists have repeatedly made claims that the Great Lakes were drying up. However, month after month Great Lakes water levels were higher in the 2000s than low level records set in previous decades. Humans have only been keeping consistent Great Lakes water level records for 94 years. In 1918 the Army Corps of Engineers began measuring and recording the lake levels on a monthly basis. This is a very short period in terms of natural history. Yet, with the exception of two summer months on Lake Superior, the monthly measurements of the 2000s didn't even hit...
  • Primary Day: One-World Governance Policies Begin in New Rochelle, NY

    04/24/2012 12:10:13 AM PDT · by Eye of Newt · 5 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | April 23, 2012 | Sher Zieve
    The revolutionary and Luciferian (he dedicated his book “Rules for Radicals” to Lucifer…aka Satan) Saul Alinsky layed it out. "True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism," Alinsky taught. "They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within.” Alinsky also taught that community organizing (aka ‘teaching radicalism and Satanic concepts’) must begin at the local level and in a forceful manner. Karl Marx, his partner Frederich Engels and Vladimir Lenin wrote and believed the same. Adolph Hitler, along with Marx and the rest, also believed that environmental elements and ‘saving the planet’ were excellent ploys to be...
  • Sun may soon have four poles, say researchers (Sunspot activity resembles the Maunder Minimum.)

    04/22/2012 4:05:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 54 replies
    The Asahi Shimbun ^ | April 20, 2012 | SEIJI TANAKA
    The sun may be entering a period of reduced activity that could result in lower temperatures on Earth, according to Japanese researchers. Officials of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Riken research foundation said on April 19 that the activity of sunspots appeared to resemble a 70-year period in the 17th century in which London’s Thames froze over and cherry blossoms bloomed later than usual in Kyoto. In that era, known as the Maunder Minimum, temperatures are estimated to have been about 2.5 degrees lower than in the second half of the 20th century. The Japanese study found...