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  • A Blast From The Past: James Hansen on ĎThe Global Warming Debateí 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 ďEducation Resource MaterialsĒ, 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. Hansenís wisdom. For example, ďSkepticism 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 ďclimate denialĒ. He writes: Whatís up with NYTís Revkin? He touts essay: ĎA look at denial, from Holocaust to climate fightí 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 Ďdenialí, worthy of a shout out on Revkinís blog? Excerpt: ĎDenying the Holocaust today, with all the available factual information, requires denying of all of historyÖ 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 ďglobal warming,Ē 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 Americaís 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 ďNASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies...
  • The Sierra Club Opposes ĎClean Energyí

    05/08/2012 6:02:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 8, 2012 | Robert Bryce
    ‚ÄėClean energy‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúclean energy‚ÄĚ investments are ‚Äúhelping pave the way to a more sustainable future, creating new jobs and entire industries here in America.‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúclean...
  • 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 isnít 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 ďregardless of what we do.Ē If Canada proceeds, and we do nothing, it will be game over for the climate. [AIEEE! - Ed.] Canadaís 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 ďthis notion that government is inherently bad is new,Ē and after the November election, President Barack Obama will ďhave a freer hand.Ē Bill Nye, who was in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday speaking on behalf of the Planetary Society, said that he is ďvery concerned about climate change,Ē adding that, ďyou can talk about the economy and short-term jobs and so on ó but there are much bigger problems.Ē 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 ó which was signed into law by President Carter in 1980 to help the little guy stand up to federal agencies ó 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? Itís 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 donít know for sure what it was. The world got warmer, and the change ďstuckĒ. But there were no extra emissions of CO2 in that year, so there is no reason to pin this to CO2.Itís difficult to believe we are not sure Ė 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 Jonesí 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 Ė new stories appear below this one.In the over 7,000 published stories here on WUWT, I have never used the word ďliarĒ in the headline to refer to CRU and the Yamal affair. That changes with this story.Iíve always thought that with CRU, simple incompetence is a more likely explanation than malice and/or deception. For example, Phil Jones canít even plot trends in Excel. In this particular case, I donít think incompetence is the plausible explanation anymore. As one commenter on CA (Andy) said ďI 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 Earthís 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....