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  • James Hansen’s climate forecast of 1988: a whopping 150% wrong

    06/15/2012 12:36:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 15, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From their Die kalte Sonne website, Professor Fritz Vahrenholt and Dr. Sebastian Lüning put up this guest Post by Prof. Jan-Erik Solheim (Oslo) on Hansen’s 1988 forecast, and show that Hansen was and is, way off the mark. h/t to Pierre Gosselin of No Tricks Zone and WUWT reader tips. Figure 1: Temperature forecast Hansen’s group from the year 1988. The various scenarios are 1.5% CO 2 increase (blue), constant increase in CO 2 emissions (green) and stagnant CO 2 emissions (red). In reality, the increase in CO 2 emissions by as much as 2.5%, which would correspond to the...
  • The UN defines “climate change” as being man-made: Orwell could not have done it better

    06/15/2012 12:05:42 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    JoNova ^ | June 16th, 2012
    Sloppy George Orwell, Photo: WikipediaSloppy language works for cheats and charlatans. In the search for the truth only accurate language will do. Orwell understood the power of language to change the way we think, indeed to fence off some possible options completely.Roger Pielke Snr put out a call today asking for precise definitions and protesting about the misuse of the term “climate change”. But when did this nonsensical term start? Where else, but with the UN. All the way back on May 9th 1992, UN defined “climate change” as man-made. See The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, (paragraph 6):“Climate...
  • Lisa Jackson Blames Cheap Natural Gas for EPA’s Job-Killing Policies

    06/15/2012 10:34:17 AM PDT · by 92nina · 7 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-14 | Lisa Jackson
    In a recent interview with The Guardian, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, stated that it is not her policies that are driving coal-fired power plants out of business, but rather organic changes in the American electricity market. Scapegoating natural gas, Jackson claims that low natural-gas prices and booming gas production are depressing coal consumption. But what Jackson fails to mention is that explicitly due to the EPA’s stringent regulations that some coal production is now non-econommical. The price coal-fired power plants would have to pay to comply with new, burdensome regulations is so expensive, that many coal mines are forced to...
  • How Climate Change Got Removed From the Agenda of the Rio+20 Summit

    06/15/2012 10:09:01 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    In These Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Rebecca Burns
    The Durban Climate Conference last winter ended in almost unqualified failure. The original framework of U.N. climate negotiations was all but abandoned in favor of a new global pact that may or may not be negotiated by 2015 and may or may not be legally binding. Climate change deniers literally crashed the party by parachuting onto a beach in Durban carrying a “Climategate 2.0” banner—and public perception in the U.S. on the reliability of climate science continued to shift in their direction, cementing the stalemate on a domestic climate deal.
  • Arctic Cold Blasts in South American Regions

    06/15/2012 4:04:30 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    Prensa ^ | 6 June 2012 | anon
    Brasilia, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Record cold winter temperatures have come to South America this year, in places such as the town of Quaraí in the Brazilian region known as the Western Frontier, where a temperature of 2.2 degrees Celsius, the lowest of the year, was registered. In this region, where winter extends between June and September, the outbreak of Antarctic air keeps millions of people on alert. According to the Meteorological Institute, other Brazilian towns reported freezing temperatures, such as Vacaria with -2.1 degrees, Sao Jose dos Ausentes, with -0.9 degrees, Sao Gabriel, -0.8 and Santa Rosa, -0.8 degrees....
  • Obama Energy Dept. awards $2 million grant to solar company linked with Van Jones

    06/15/2012 1:35:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/14/2012 | Hal Libby
    On Wednesday the Department of Energy began financing solar power installation research with a $2 million award to Solar Mosaic. The solar energy research company has former Obama “green jobs” czar Van Jones listed as an advisor. It also employed Rebuild the Dream, Jones’ firm, to do its public relations work. The DOE’s grant money will be distributed to nine companies in four states. Solar Mosaic received the most money, four times the amount of most other grants. Jones resigned his post in the Obama administration three years ago amid controversy stemming from his past remarks. Before working in the...
  • Green Welfare, Green Taxes, Green Poverty

    06/14/2012 5:30:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 13, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    What would you do if gangs of robbers roamed your neighborhood at night, breaking into your neighbors' houses and stealing their family jewels and life savings? You would arm yourself to defend your property. Or you would move to a safer neighborhood. But if the robbers formed gangs called Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, or the Natural Resources Defense Fund, and assaulted your standard of living, the Che Guevara Democrats expect you to greet them with open arms, and gleefully turn over bushels of your cash, until your life savings is gone, and your standard of living has been reduced to...
  • Kissing Cousins and Carbon Taxes

    06/14/2012 11:54:37 AM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-14 | Hugh Johnson
    Testifying in front of the Senate Finance Committee on tax and energy issues, Harvard’s Dr. Dale Jorgenson proposed a tax increase on fossil fuels equivalent to a 1.5 percent increase in federal revenues as a percent of GDP. Chairman Baucus asked if the increase is a “cousin” to a carbon tax and Dr. Jorgenson replied “a kissing cousin.” Defending the tax increase as a way to reduce consumption of carbon based fuels; Dr. Jorgenson claimed such a tax would be most effective if heavily weighted towards coal—this sounds like a carbon tax to us. A carbon tax harms American industries...
  • Obama plans to tackle climate change and nuclear proliferation - if he wins second term

    06/13/2012 5:36:28 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 11 2012 | Toby Harnden
    President Barack Obama’s priorities in a second term could include tackling climate change, halting nuclear proliferation, bolstering overseas aid and immigration reform, according to his senior advisers. Although on the campaign trail Obama insists that the central campaign issue is ‘how we build an economy that works for everybody’, White House aides, speaking to the New Yorker in a lengthy article about Obama’s plans for a second term, stressed other themes. Officials insist that they are not taking Obama’s re-election for granted. But Ryan Lizza, author of the article, revealed that Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former chief of staff, had told...
  • 50 yrs. of ocean warming attributed to man (Oh Noes!)

    06/13/2012 4:56:22 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    UPI.com ^ | June 11, 2012 | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    LIVERMORE, Calif., June 11 (UPI) -- Human activity has been the primary cause of global ocean warming during the past 50 years, a team of U.S. and international researchers says. Scientists say the observed ocean warming in the last 50 years is consistent with climate models only if the models include the effects of observed increases in greenhouse gas during the 20th century. "We have taken a closer look at factors that influence these results," lead author Peter Gleckler at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California said. "The bottom line is that this study substantially strengthens the conclusion that...
  • Bank of America to Spend $50 Billion Fighting Global Warming; Got $45 Billion from Bailout

    06/13/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 12, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    On Monday, Bank of America announced it plans to provide $50 billion in loans and financing over the next ten years for "environmentally friendly energy projects."
  • Mitt Romney worked to combat climate change as governor (He turned to John Holdren for advice?

    06/13/2012 8:55:50 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/13/2012 | Neela Banerjee
    During his first 18 months as governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney spent considerable time hammering out a sweeping climate change plan to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions... Before doing an about-face toward the end of his term as he began to prepare for his first run for president, Romney pushed to close coal-fired plants, encourage the development of renewable energy and contain sprawl - steps similar to some President Obama has taken. Indeed, one of Romney's top environmental staffers, Gina McCarthy, now runs the air pollution unit of the EPA under Obama. John Holdren, a scientist Romney turned to...
  • Obama believes the most important issue of second term is 'climate change'

    06/11/2012 10:49:11 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2012 | Ed Lasky
    President Obama is quoted in a New Yorker column by hooked-in journalist Ryan Lizza as believing the most important issue to address in his second term would be climate change "Obama has an ambitious second-term agenda, which, at least in broad ways, his campaign is beginning to highlight. The President has said that the most important policy he could address in his second term is climate change (italics mine), one of the few issues that he thinks could fundamentally improve the world decades from now. He also is concerned with containing nuclear proliferation."
  • Germany’s Green Energy Policy Hit Households Hard

    06/11/2012 7:05:15 AM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 10, 2012 | Jack Dini
    Many people in Germany are no longer able to pay their electricity bills. Skyrocketing electricity prices are making electricity unaffordable for a large number of Germans. The past year over 600,000 households had their power switched off in Germany because they can’t afford the skyrocketing electric bills.(1)
  • A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Peter Gleick Edition

    06/10/2012 7:57:52 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    watts up with That? ^ | June 10, 2012 | justthefactswuwt
    By WUWT regular “Just The Facts”I recently came across a January 21st, 2012 Peter Gleick article 2011 Climate Change in Pictures and Data: Just the Facts, which appears to mimic the format and approach of my January 1st, 2012 article A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature”.What I find particularly amusing about Peter’s article is that a week after noting that, “Lost in this verbal debate are often the simple facts and data of climate change and the immense and definitive global observations of the ways in which our climate is actually changing around us.” Peter Gleick was perpetrating Fakegate. Why,...
  • Cold snap to slow winter veg production [Australia]

    06/10/2012 8:51:11 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 6 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 30 May 2012 | By Jennifer Huxley
    A north Queensland agricultural group says the recent cold snap will delay the winter vegetable season by almost two weeks. Weather bureau figures show maximum temperatures for the region over the past four days have been about eight degrees Celsius below average and there has been significant rain. Bowen Gulmu Growers Association spokesman Carl Walker says it could have a positive effect on prices. "A bit of rain, a bit of cold, a bit of wind - they won't grow quite as quick and it will slow down production," he said. "It is probably a good thing because down south...
  • Australasia has hottest 60 years in a millennium, scientists find ( tree ring data lies)

    06/10/2012 7:06:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Thursday 17 May 2012 02.52 EDT | Alison Rourke in Sydney
    Study of tree rings, corals and ice cores finds unnatural spike in temperatures that lines up with manmade climate changeThe last 60 years have been the hottest in Australasia for a millennium and cannot be explained by natural causes, according to a new report by scientists that supports the case for a reduction in manmade carbon emissions.
  • Jo Nova chronicles the snapping of the Gergis hockey stick (More AGW - from Tree Ring Data)

    06/10/2012 6:50:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 9, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Note: I’m reposting this excellent essay from Jo Nova to give it a wide as an audience as possible. Be sure to bookmark her site if you have not already. – Anthony 300,000 dollars and three years to produce a paper that lasted three weeks: Gergis The paper might have been scientifically invalid, but it was a box-office success. The headlines were everywhere“1000 years of climate data confirms Australia’s warming” said the press release from University of Melbourne. It was picked up by The Guardian: “Australasia has hottest 60 years in a millennium, scientists find”; The Age and The Australian...
  • 300,000 dollars and three years to produce a paper that lasted three weeks: (More AGW Propaganda)

    06/10/2012 6:19:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    JoNova ^ | June 10th, 2012
    The paper might have been scientifically invalid, but it was a box-office success.The headlines were everywhere“1000 years of climate data confirms Australia’s warming” said the press release from University of Melbourne. It  was picked up by  The Guardian: “Australasia has hottest 60 years in a millennium, scientists find”; The Age and  The Australian led with “Warming since 1950 ‘unprecedented’. The story was on ABC 24  and ABC news where Gergis proclaimed:” there are no other warm periods in the last 1000 years that match the warming experienced in Australasia since 1950.” It was all over the ABC including ABC Radio...
  • Arctic discovery: Massive algae bloom raises crucial (Global Warming) questions

    06/09/2012 4:21:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8, 2012 | Amy Hubbard
    NASA has revealed its discovery of a massive algae bloom under the slowly diminishing Arctic ice -- a finding that made scientists' eyes pop. But does this never-before-seen phenomenon change the fate of this microscopic algae? Not long ago, this crucial plant life -- which produces much of the world's oxygen -- was reported in a century-long tailspin. Here's the back story. The same year that NASA researchers launched the Icescape expedition to the Arctic -- the project that resulted in NASA's astounding new discovery -- there was a dire report on the world's phytoplankton. A Canadian team said...
  • The World as We Know It Is About to End, Say Some Really Frightened Scientists

    06/08/2012 7:16:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 118 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jun 7, 2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    A new study by 22 biologists and ecologists has found that environmental changes on our planet are reaching a point of no return that leads to mass extinctions and harms human welfare. The situation, said one scientist, “scares the hell out of me.” That would be James H. Brown, one of the authors of alarming paper published by Nature, talking to New York Times Green blogger Justin Gillis. Brown is not one of your everyday cranks predicting raptures and the end of days. He is a macroecologist at the University of New Mexico. And as The Atlantic's James Fallows, who...
  • Warming nears point of no return, scientists say ( .. and then We'RE REallY ReallY DooMeD!!)

    06/07/2012 7:46:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/7/12 | David Perlman
    The Earth is reaching a "tipping point" in climate change that will lead to increasingly rapid and irreversible destruction of the global environment unless its forces are controlled by concerted international action, an international group of scientists warns. Unchecked population growth, the disappearance of critical plant and animal species, the over-exploitation of energy resources, and the rapidly warming climate are all combining to bring mounting pressure on the Earth's environmental health, they say. Scientists from five nations, led by UC Berkeley biologist Anthony Barnosky, report their analysis Thursday in the journal Nature. They likened the potential impact of the forces...
  • Climate engineering to 'cure' global warming could turn sunny blue skies WHITE

    06/07/2012 2:54:36 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/6/12 | Rob Waugh
    Aerosol spray into upper atmosphere could reflect light away from Earth Scattering of red particles around Earth could 'wash' sky white Effect visible everywhere on Earth Most intense outside towns The sky could turn from a reassuring blue to a blank white if scientists are forced to take drastic action to tackle global warming, experts have claimed. By injecting aerosols which scatter light into the atmosphere we could reflect more sun away from Earth and cool the planet. But the knock-on effect would be the scattering of red particles around the atmosphere that wash out the blue. The result would...
  • GREEN Cola Gasification Plant Celebrates 25 years of operation.

    06/07/2012 7:24:42 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 13 replies
    Dakota Natural Gas webpage ^ | May 4, 2011 | Daryl Hill
    Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric), through its for-profit subsidiary, Dakota Gasification Company (Dakota Gas), owns and operates the Great Plains Synfuels Plant (Synfuels Plant). The Synfuels Plant is the only commercial-scale coal gasification plant in the United States that manufactures natural gas. It is also the cleanest energy plant operating in the state of North Dakota, according to a comparison of emissions data available from the North Dakota Department of Health
  • Thermodynamics of Global Warming

    06/06/2012 12:23:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jerome J. Schmitt
    What percentage change in global mean temperature (GMT) has occurred since the Industrial Revolution began? This can be calculated only by using an absolute temperature scale. Answer = +0.3%. Can this be so alarming to Al Gore? Indeed, the Kelvin absolute scale for temperature is one of only seven basic units of measure recognized in the International System of Units. Temperature measures the heat content of a substance -- a simple linear relation so long as the zero of the temperature scale is properly placed. Heat itself is a form of energy measured in joules, calories, or BTUs. The thermodynamic...
  • NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center caught cooling the past

    06/06/2012 6:54:25 PM PDT · by Rocky · 15 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | June 6, 2012 | Christopher C. Burt
    Jeff Masters and I recently received an interesting email from Ken Towe who has been researching the NCDC historical temperature database and came across what appeared to be some startling inconsistencies. Namely that the average state temperature records used in the current trends analysis by the NCDC (National Climate Data Center) do not reflect the actual published records of such as they appeared in the Monthly Weather Reviews and Climatological Data Summaries of years past. Here is why. ------------------------------------------- Yet as we have seen time and time again, with the exception of a -0.05°C cooling applied for UHI (which is...
  • Pacific Institute reinstates Peter Gleick (see link for full title)

    06/06/2012 6:35:12 PM PDT · by Rocky · 2 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | June 6, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    The Pacific Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Peter Gleick back to his position as president of the Institute. An independent review conducted by outside counsel on behalf of the Institute has supported what Dr. Gleick has stated publicly regarding his interaction with the Heartland Institute. This independent investigation has further confirmed and the Pacific Institute is satisfied that none of its staff knew of or was involved in any way.
  • Historical Imagery of Greenland Glaciers Lessens Sea Level Rise Alarm

    06/05/2012 10:31:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 4, 2012 | By Pat Michaels via World Climate Report
    A new study using historical images of glaciers in southeast Greenland to investigate glacier response to climate changes suggests that the recently observed acceleration of ice loss from Greenland may not be a long-term phenomenon. Instead, as marine terminating glaciers reach their grounding line and as the termini of land-terminating glaciers migrate upwards in elevation, ice loss rates from glacial discharge may slacken. According to Anders Bjřrk and co-researchers: [T]he recent high rate of retreat may come to a slowdown when retreating marine-terminating glaciers reach their grounding line and become less sensitive to the influence of ocean temperature, or through...
  • Lord Monckton, conservative scholar, visits Texas Patriots PAC at Polls in Montgomery County

    05/30/2012 7:57:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | 05-25-2012 | Texas GOP Vote
    Lord Monckton was spotted at The Woodlands early voting polls on Thursday! He stopped by to express his admiration of the work that U.S. citizens in Tea Party organizations like Texas Patriots PAC are doing to get involved in the political process and choosing their elected representatives in government. The Texas Patriots PAC is a Tea Party based in Montgomery County, with offices in The Woodlands, controlled by nine board members who live in Montgomery County. Lord Monckton applauded the hard work of the Texas Patriots PAC volunteers: "Here in the U.S. you can still have some control over who...
  • Region 1 EPA Administrator: Obama coal rules ‘painful every step of the way'

    06/04/2012 3:59:28 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 4, 2012 | Caroline May
    Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe plans to highlight a little-known speech by an EPA regional administrator who admitted on video that the Obama’s administration’s air regulations will kill the coal industry. “Lisa Jackson has put forth a very powerful message to the country. Just two days ago, the decision on greenhouse gas performance standard and saying basically gas plants are the performance standard which means if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem. That was a huge decision,” Region 1 EPA Administrator Curtis “Curt” Spalding says, in footage filmed at Yale University. “You can’t imagine...
  • The more science you know, the less worried you are about climate

    06/04/2012 9:22:37 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    The Register ^ | 29th May 2012 12:04 GMT | Lewis Page
    ('Abandon focus on sound science', say trick-cyclists) A US government-funded survey has found that Americans with higher levels of scientific and mathematical knowledge are more sceptical regarding the dangers of climate change than their more poorly educated fellow citizens. The results of the survey are especially remarkable as it was plainly not intended to show any such thing: Rather, the researchers and trick-cyclists who carried it out were doing so from the position that the "scientific consensus" (carbon-driven global warming is ongoing and extremely dangerous) is a settled fact, and the priority is now to find some way of getting...
  • Shocker:GISS... rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases”

    06/04/2012 10:10:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 3, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Full TITLE: Shocker: The Hansen/GISS team paper that says: “we argue that rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases” Note: This will be a top post for a day or two, new stories will appear below this one – please scroll down. Also, If you have not already, vote in the WUWT Sea Ice Forecast Poll, which closes at noon today.============================================================No, this isn’t a joke, it isn’t a fake document, and it isn’t a misinterpretation. It is a paper published by Dr. James Hansen (and the GISS team) in PNAS (Proceedings of the National...
  • 1930s photos show Greenland glaciers retreating faster than today ( it was no big deal then)

    06/02/2012 9:18:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | 2nd June 2012 09:07 GMT | Lewis Page
    Recently unearthed photographs taken by Danish explorers in the 1930s show glaciers in Greenland retreating faster than they are today, according to researchers. We're not worried about rising sea levels. Well, we are in a seaplane. The photos in question were taken by the seventh Thule Expedition to Greenland led by Dr Knud Rasmussen in 1932. The explorers were equipped with a seaplane, which they used to take aerial snaps of glaciers along the Arctic island's coasts. After the expedition returned the photographs were used to make maps and charts of the area, then placed in archives in Denmark where...
  • Climate change could wipe out butterfly populations

    06/02/2012 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    Summit County Voice ^ | June 2, 2012 | by Bob Berwyn
    Global warming is expected to result in localized extinctions of up to one-third of all butterfly species. A recently published study concluded that butterflies which tend to emerge later in the year or fly higher in the mountains are probably more vulnerable becayse they have evolved to deal with a shorter window of opportunity to reproduce. The findings have implications beyond just the survival of individual butterfly species, since their absence or presence has effects on pollination and other functions of herbaceous ecosystems. “Insects and plants are at the base of the food pyramid and are extremely important, but they...
  • Warming gas levels hit 'troubling milestone'

    05/31/2012 8:27:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/31/12 | Seth Borenstein - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant. Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. The number isn't quite a surprise, because it's been rising at an accelerating pace. Years ago, it passed the 350 ppm mark that many scientists say is the highest safe level for carbon dioxide. It now stands globally at 395. So far, only the Arctic has reached that 400 level, but the rest of the...
  • Mitt Romney Visits Solyndra Amid Attack on Obama Jobs Record ( Video )

    06/01/2012 9:40:40 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 31, 2012
    AP Photo Mitt Romney arrived at the shuttered headquarters of Solyndra Inc. this morning, a surprise visit that was shrouded in secrecy and part of the presumptive GOP presidential candidate’s attack on President Obama’s record on jobs creation.“Two years ago President Obama was here to tout this building and this business as a symbol of the success of his stimulus,” said Romney, stepping off a bus and onto the public sidewalk in front of the Solyndra buildings just outside Silicon Valley. “Well you can see that it’s a symbol of something very different today.” Read More About Solyndra from ABC’s...
  • Democrats squirm at Solyndra vs. Bain questions

    05/30/2012 5:46:45 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 30 May 2012 | Neil Munro
    Republicans are scoffing at Democrats’ attempts to explain why President Barack Obama’s failed green-tech investments are unimportant but Mitt Romney’s few failures at Bain Capital, an otherwise wildly successful private equity firm, are a scandal. Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter tried out the new tactic during a May 30 appearance on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown,” when she was asked about the president’s support for Solyndra. “The president’s not picking winners and losers, he’s making strategic investment to promote clean energy,” she said. “Mitt Romney’s role at Bain Capital was to make profits for his investors and for himself. … There...
  • Solyndra --- Symbol of Failure --- new Romney Ad

    06/01/2012 11:42:04 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    mittromney ^ | June 1, 2012 | Romney Campaign
    Published on Jun 1, 2012 by mittromney Two years ago, President Obama went to Solyndra and touted it as an example of his initiative to create jobs. Today, the company is bankrupt and the building stands empty as a symbol of the failure of President Obama's
  • Europe solves its “green” quota, declares gas to be green enough

    06/01/2012 11:36:11 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    This is our favorite news item this week, hands down. The Europeans, so enamored by things green that they have implemented subsidies, mandates and regulations that have nearly strangled their economy, have found a way out of their dilemma. “Energy from gas power stations has been rebranded as a green, low-carbon source of power by a €80bn European Union programme, in a triumph of the deep-pocketed fossil fuel industry lobby over renewable forms of power,” reports the Guardian in Great Britain. There you have it. To make the green quota, simply reclassify a fossil fuel as green enough. Voila! ....
  • Earth's carbon dioxide levels hit 'troubling milestone' in Arctic

    06/01/2012 4:36:50 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | Friday, June 1, 2012 | SETH BORENSTEIN, AP
    WASHINGTON -- The world's air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant. Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is the chief greenhouse gas and stays in the atmosphere for 100 years. Some carbon dioxide is natural, mainly from decomposing dead plants and animals. Before the Industrial Age, levels were about 275 ppm.
  • More global warming bad news, well, that is depending on how you view the issue of global warming

    06/01/2012 3:00:45 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 4 replies
    If it’s not the global warming schemers deserting the cause, and global warming profiteers going belly up, and real life contradicting the premise, it’s another bulletin of bad news. Where will it all end for the global warming worshippers? Here’s the latest, which just happens to devastate another assumption of the warming theorists (emphasis ours): . . .
  • At Canadian Embassy, global warming protester nears starvation

    06/01/2012 6:21:34 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    laslimes ^ | May 30, 2012 | Ian Duncan
    WASHINGTON -- On a patch of pavement outside the Canadian Embassy, Jay McGinley is trying to starve himself to death. After drinking nothing but water for more than 30 days, he appears close to achieving his goal. When he stands up, his dark blue sweater hangs from a wasted frame.
  • CARB’s Mary Nichols disallows presentation of public concerns on cap-and-trade carbon trading

    05/31/2012 5:44:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 31, 2012 | Guest post by Lorraine Yapps Cohen
    California Air Resources Board (CARB) met on Thursday, May 24. On the agenda was discussion toward deciding where and how to spend the billions raised from cap-and-trade carbon trading in the state.At the public meeting was Betty Plowman, who attended the meeting to present a letter on behalf of the industries that CARB calls polluters, the California Construction Trucking Association (CCTA) and California Dump Truck Owners Association. The letter describes CARB’s threats to these industries, induced by the Board’s regulations that are, in turn, based on junk science. The letter’s signatories indicate intention to seek reparations for the regulated class...
  • Romney’s Historic Opportunity: Low-Cost Energy Fuels Economic Recovery

    05/30/2012 6:28:43 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 23 replies
    Watts up with That ^ | Dr. Fred Singer
    Romney can clinch the election by detailing an energy policy that restores jobs, prosperity, and American economic leadership. “To be credible, a reform agenda must have some reform substance.” Energy, the life-blood of the economy, is the Achilles heel of President Barack Obama. Mitt Romney can win the November election if he concentrates his campaign on a sensible energy policy.
  • Spain scuttles clean-energy subsidies; promptly watches the industry go down like a sinking ship

    05/30/2012 9:15:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | May 30,2012 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    Serious question, greenies: is a nation justified in completely running its economy into the ground, with all of the hardship and heartache that ensues, if it’s all for the sake of instilling the populace with what the government deems necessary environmental virtue? Saddled with a budget deficit more than twice the European Union limit and a ballooning gap between income and costs in its power system, Spain halted subsidies for new renewable-energy projects in January. The surprise move by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy one month after taking office helped pierce investor confidence in stable aid for clean energy acrossEurope. “They destroyed the Spanish market...
  • Global warming’s real argument: We’re poorer than you are

    05/29/2012 3:17:55 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 7 replies
    The global warming alarmism that has pretty much faded from public concern always has been transparently fraudulent for those who care to look closely. And now as the world’s nations desire to carve up the carbon footprint profit, you have to love the arguments. “BONN, Germany — Another round of U.N. climate talks closed without resolving how to share the burden of curbing man-made global warming, mainly because countries don’t agree on who is rich and who is poor,” reports the Associated Press. For those who haven’t been keeping score...
  • Climate Science – What You Are Not Being Told – With Videos – With UPDATE

    05/28/2012 10:15:57 PM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 13 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 29 May 2012 | TonyfromOz
    With so much information about Climate Science, are we really get the full information, or just parts of it that leave out other aspects of what we are told is the 'Great Debate' of our time. Either way, we are only getting one side of that debate. Here, Doctor David Evans explains with three videos some of the information we are not being told, from the other side of the debate. Joanne Nova, who runs the popular Australian Science site JoNova also adds a video explaining the other side of Climate.
  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Rips Global Warming Alarmism

    05/28/2012 10:05:57 PM PDT · by seamus · 6 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | 05/29/2012 | Jim Lakely
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner attended last week's climate conference at The Heartland Institute in Chicago and made it clear: The alarmists will not be setting policy in the US if he has anything to say about it. Watch the video here: http://climateconferences.heartland.org/jim-sensenbrenner-iccc7/
  • Climate change deniers not stupid, just trying to fit in, says study ( BARF ALERT!)

    05/28/2012 10:27:29 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 24 replies
    Death and Taxes Magazine ^ | May 28th 2012 | DJ Pangburn
    A recent Yale University study funded by the National Science Foundation found that those with opposing views on climate change don’t hold those views because of insufficient scientific understanding, but because of “opposing sets of cultural values.” To be specific, people have a rather solid foundation in science and mathematics, but they use scientific evidence to fit their cultural group’s values. In other words, global warming deniers aren’t stupid, they just want to fit in. “In effect, ordinary members of the public credit or dismiss scientific information on disputed issues based on whether the information strengthens or weakens their ties...
  • It Took Earth Ten Million Years to Recover from Greatest Mass Extinction

    05/28/2012 7:25:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | May 27, 2012 | University of Bristol
    It took some 10 million years for Earth to recover from the greatest mass extinction of all time, latest research has revealed. Life was nearly wiped out 250 million years ago, with only 10 per cent of plants and animals surviving. It is currently much debated how life recovered from this cataclysm, whether quickly or slowly. Recent evidence for a rapid bounce-back is evaluated in a new review article by Dr Zhong-Qiang Chen, from the China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, and Professor Michael Benton from the University of Bristol. They find that recovery from the crisis lasted some 10...