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  • A Blast From The Past: James Hansen on ‘The Global Warming Debate’ from 13 years ago

    05/11/2012 9:00:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | May 10, 2012 | Guest post by Floyd Doughty
    Some years ago when I was investigating the climate change issue in my spare time, I ran across a short article by James Hansen on the GISS website under “Education Resource Materials”, dated January, 1999. James Hansen is arguably the father of modern Anthropogenic Global Warming dogma. So I saved the web page for future reference because of some of the predictions contained within it, as well as the incredibly balanced and well-reasoned attitude expressed regarding the philosophy of scientific investigation. We could all benefit from Dr. Hansen’s wisdom. For example, “Skepticism thus plays an essential role in scientific research,...
  • On the climate, the holocaust, denial, billboards, and all that

    05/11/2012 10:02:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | May 10, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Over at Climate Depot, Marc Morano wonders why Andrew Revkin is calling attention to an article linking Holocaust denial to “climate denial”. He writes: What’s up with NYT’s Revkin? He touts essay: ‘A look at denial, from Holocaust to climate fight’ by a survivor of Bergen-Belsen & a warmist physics prof. at Brooklyn College Read the Full ArticleIs featuring an essay linking Holocaust denial to climate ‘denial’, worthy of a shout out on Revkin’s blog? Excerpt: ‘Denying the Holocaust today, with all the available factual information, requires denying of all of history… But most of our history is based on...
  • 200,000 Blue Collar Coal Miners Who Power America Threatened by Obama EPA

    05/11/2012 11:28:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/11/2012 | Fox News
    In obscure, blue-collar towns across Appalachia -- places that most Americans have never seen -- generations of coal miners have toiled away at back-breaking labor to power American homes and industry. Now, as many as 200,000 of them who dig, process, transport and burn America's most abundant fuel are threatened by EPA's latest coal rule. It imposes a standard for emissions that is all but impossible for many plants to meet. It requires coal-fired plants to release no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour. The only means for many older plants to attain that standard is...
  • Astronauts: Cool It on Warming

    05/11/2012 3:10:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 11, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    To the long list of right-wing, knuckle-dragging know-nothings who dare question so-called “global warming,” environmentalists now can add six Apollo astronauts, two rocket men who flew aboard Skylab, and a pair of former directors of the Johnson Space Center (JSC). These veterans of America’s space program are among the 49 retired NASA employees who recently asked the agency to halt what they consider its unscientific advocacy of climate alarmism. In a letter to NASA administrator Charles Bolden Jr., these rocket scientists, space explorers, and other men and women of reason requested that “NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies...
  • The Sierra Club Opposes ‘Clean Energy’

    05/08/2012 6:02:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 8, 2012 | Robert Bryce
    ‘Clean energy” is the political darling of the moment. President Obama has made the promotion of clean energy one of the centerpieces of his administration and his reelection effort. The Democratic National Committee claims that “clean energy” investments are “helping pave the way to a more sustainable future, creating new jobs and entire industries here in America.” Last month, the Center for American Progress, a leftist think tank, released a report that touted the need to build a clean-energy economy.On Sunday, an editorial in the New York Times extolled the benefits of renewable energy and declared that the “clean...
  • The Yamal deception ( Dataused for the Global Warming Hoax

    05/10/2012 11:02:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    bishop-hill.net/blog ^ | May 9, 2012 | Bishop Hill
    As many readers are probably aware, there has been an important new posting at Climate Audit about the Yamal affair. This posting is an attempt to set out the whole story of Yamal. It reworks an article I did in 2009 and incorporates new developments since that time. I hope readers find it useful. I have also prepared a Kindle version of the post, for which there is a small charge - click here:Please also consider hitting the tip jar.The story of Michael Mann's Hockey Stick reconstruction, its statistical bias and the influence of the bristlecone pines is well known....
  • Game Over for the Climate (we're doomed, DOOMED, I tell you!)

    05/10/2012 8:09:06 AM PDT · by pabianice · 34 replies
    New York Cage Liner ^ | 5/10/12 | Hansen
    GLOBAL warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening. That is why I was so troubled to read a recent interview with President Obama in Rolling Stone in which he said that Canada would exploit the oil in its vast tar sands reserves “regardless of what we do.” If Canada proceeds, and we do nothing, it will be game over for the climate. [AIEEE! - Ed.] Canada’s tar sands, deposits of sand saturated with bitumen, contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our entire history. If we were to fully exploit this new oil source,...
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy: Climate change more important than economy [VIDEO]

    05/10/2012 6:26:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-9-2012 | Michelle Fields
    Bill Nye the Science Guy told the Daily Caller on Tuesday that climate change is a bigger problem than the economy or high unemployment. He also said that “this notion that government is inherently bad is new,” and after the November election, President Barack Obama will “have a freer hand.” Bill Nye, who was in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday speaking on behalf of the Planetary Society, said that he is “very concerned about climate change,” adding that, “you can talk about the economy and short-term jobs and so on — but there are much bigger problems.” On the president, who...
  • Global climate treaty may demand more carbon cuts from 'poor' countries

    05/09/2012 2:53:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/09/2012 | Fiona Harvey
    Old divisions between developed and developing countries in who should lead the fight against climate change should be laid aside, according to ministers from some of the world's poorest countries and European representatives meeting on Tuesday. The vexed issue of which countries should bear the greatest responsibility for cutting greenhouse gas emissions has been a sticking point in international negotiations for two decades. Under the original settlement reached in 1992 at the Rio Earth summit, and formalised in the 1997 Kyoto protocol, some rapidly emerging economies such as China were left out of the roster of obligations to curb emissions....
  • Environmental groups collecting millions from federal agencies they sue, studies show

    05/08/2012 6:52:15 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/8/2012 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    Deep-pocketed environmental groups are collecting millions of dollars from the federal agencies they regularly sue under a little-known federal law, and the government is not even keeping track of the payouts, according to two new studies. Under the Equal Access to Justice Act, or EAJA — which was signed into law by President Carter in 1980 to help the little guy stand up to federal agencies — litigants with modest means who successfully show government agencies wronged them can get their legal fees back from the taxpayer. But the act also covers 501(c)(3) nonprofits, including environmental groups that aggressively sue...
  • [January 7, 2008] Anthropogenic Continental Drift: An Incoherent Truth

    05/07/2012 8:23:21 PM PDT · by seawolf101 · 31 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | January 7, 2008 | Ivan Betinov
    Industrial Nations Threaten Globe Again A new menace to the planet has been discovered and validated by a consensus of politically reliable scientists: Anthropogenic Continental Drift (ACD) will result in catastrophic damage and untold suffering, unless immediate indemnity payments from the United Sates, Europe, and Australia be made to the governments of non-industrial nations, to counteract this man-made threat to the world's habitats. Science is Unquestionable The continents rest on massive tectonic plates. Until the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the mid 18th century, these plates were fixed in place and immobile. However, drilling for oil and mining for...
  • Dinosaur gases 'warmed the Earth'

    05/07/2012 10:39:16 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 7, 2012
    Giant dinosaurs could have warmed the planet with their flatulence, say researchers. British scientists have calculated the methane output of sauropods, including the species known as Brontosaurus. By scaling up the digestive wind of cows, they estimate that the population of dinosaurs - as a whole - produced 520 million tonnes of gas annually. They suggest the gas could have been a key factor in the warm climate 150 million years ago. David Wilkinson from Liverpool John Moore's University, and colleagues from the University of London and the University of Glasgow published their results in the journal Current Biology. Sauropods,...
  • Has CO2 warmed the planet at all in the last 50 years? It’s harder to tell than you think.

    05/07/2012 12:43:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 5th, 2012 | Jo Nova and Tony Cox
    Joint Post: Jo Nova and Tony Cox Even most skeptics agree that the world has been warming during the last 50 years, but there is apparently no significant underlying warming trend in 46 out of 47 years of data. Something decidedly unusual happened to the world in 1977 and we don’t know for sure what it was. The world got warmer, and the change “stuck”. But there were no extra emissions of CO2 in that year, so there is no reason to pin this to CO2.It’s difficult to believe we are not sure – but the last 50 years of...
  • Yamal FOI Sheds New Light on Flawed Data ( AGW -- The Global Warming Hockey Stick is Faux )

    05/08/2012 12:11:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Climate Audit ^ | May 6, 2012 at 1:12 PM | by Steve McIntyre
    Phil Jones’ first instinct on learning about Climategate was that it was linked to the Yamal controversy that was in the air in the weeks leading up to Climategate. I had speculated that CRU must have done calculations for Yamal along the lines of the regional chronology for Taimyr published in Briffa et al 2008. CRU was offended and issued sweeping denials, but my surmise was confirmed by an email in the Climategate dossier. Unfortunately neither Muir Russell nor Oxburgh investigated the circumstances of the withheld regional chronology, despite my submission drawing attention to this battleground issue. I subsequently submitted...
  • East Anglia Climatic Research Unit shown to be liars by ... latest FOIA ruling and investigation

    05/08/2012 9:43:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | Anthony Watts
    This will be a top sticky post for a day or two – new stories appear below this one.In the over 7,000 published stories here on WUWT, I have never used the word “liar” in the headline to refer to CRU and the Yamal affair. That changes with this story.I’ve always thought that with CRU, simple incompetence is a more likely explanation than malice and/or deception. For example, Phil Jones can’t even plot trends in Excel. In this particular case, I don’t think incompetence is the plausible explanation anymore. As one commenter on CA (Andy) said “I suspect the cause...
  • New Research Brings Satellite Measurements and Global Climate Models Closer

    05/08/2012 3:23:12 AM PDT · by Makana · 18 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | May 7, 2012 | Not Given
    One popular climate record that shows a slower atmospheric warming trend than other studies contains a data calibration problem, and when the problem is corrected the results fall in line with other records and climate models, according to a new University of Washington study. The finding is important because it helps confirm that models that simulate global warming agree with observations, said Stephen Po-Chedley, a UW graduate student in atmospheric sciences who wrote the paper with Qiang Fu, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences.
  • 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...