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  • Video: Stand-Up Comic Relentlessly Mocks ‘Global Warming Scare Industry’

    09/17/2014 4:52:45 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jason Howerton
    The “global warming scare industry” is all about money and “control,” stand-up comedian Michael Loftus argued during an extended and humorous rant on his new TV show “The Flipside.” For about six minutes, Loftus ripped Al Gore and others that perpetuate the idea that global warming is ready to bring the world to an end — unless people pay more money to prevent it. “Here’s the deal, folks. Al Gore and some other dudes bought some companies and stocks in green technology and now all they have to do is scare the living daylights out of you until you are...
  • Austria’s Alps Hit By Climate Change (Climate Change Doom-mongering Alert)

    09/17/2014 11:01:55 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/17/2014 | Bethany Bell
    One of the scientists behind the document, Helga Kromp-Kolb from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, told Austria's ORF TV that the above-average increases in temperature were due to Austria's landlocked position and its sensitive Alpine regions. "We are a continental area, which gives us a higher rise in temperature and… we are in a mountain region where the decrease in snow cover intensifies the warming process", she said. The report says that in the last 130 years, sunshine in the Alps has increased by approximately 20%. It says that snow cover, particularly at mid-altitude elevations,...
  • Global warming likely to cause colder and snowier winters, scientists say (Actual Headline)

    09/17/2014 8:49:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 77 replies
    AOL ^ | 09/15/2014 | RYAN GORMAN
    Scientists now believe that global warming is to blame for extreme cold snaps in North America during the winter months – and that it will only keep happening. The "polar vortex" that plunged Canada and the U.S. into historical cold last winter is said by researchers to have occurred because melting polar ice changes weather patterns, according to a study published earlier this month.
  • Climate Summit: European Union surprised Tony Abbott will not attend high level climate talks

    09/16/2014 5:57:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9-16-14 | Jake Sturmer
    The European Union's climate chief says it is a pity Prime Minister Tony Abbott will not attend a major UN climate meeting in New York next week. World leaders including US president Barack Obama and UK prime minister David Cameron will attend the UN secretary-general's Climate Summit on September 23. Mr Abbott will not be attending, despite the fact that he is due to attend a UN Security Council meeting in New York the next day. EU commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard said it came as a surprise. "It is, of course, I think, a pity that not everyone...
  • Obama's '97 Percent' Climate Consensus: Debunked, Demolished, Staked through the heart

    09/16/2014 5:49:32 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9-8-14 | James Delingpole
    "Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous." Remember that statement, a while back, from some bloke on Twitter? What we now know with more than 97 per cent certainty that this guy - or whoever is in charge of running his Twitter account - is either wilfully dishonest or woefully ill-informed. The "97 per cent" claim is an utter nonsense. This report released today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation explains exactly why. First, that word "dangerous". This is a concept that was never mentioned in the study responsible for that 97 per cent claim....
  • Record Ice Coverage More Proof that Weather Still Exists Despite Obama's Attempt to Ban It

    09/16/2014 7:37:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Ransom
    Record ice in Antarctica is more proof that Obama is a failure. Despite claiming to control the weather with both his genius intellect and the power of his superhuman Nobel prize, it's been apparent he is not succeeding. And weÂ’ve all noticed it for some time now.No matter the circumstances, every weather event is blamed on global warming in an attempt to cover up Obama's nefarious plot failure.Cold temperature? Global warming. Hot temperatures? Global warming? Snow? Global warming. Drought? Global warming. Hurricanes, tornadoes or the lack thereof? Global warming. There was even an attempt by a ditzy news anchor on...
  • It's Time to Criminalise Serious Scientific Misconduct

    09/15/2014 1:13:19 PM PDT · by lbryce · 59 replies
    New Scientist ^ | September 15, 2014 | Rachel Nuwer
    Why should research misconduct be illegal? After 30 years of observing how science deals with the problem, I have sadly come to the conclusion that it should be a crime, for three main reasons. First, in a lot of cases, people have been given substantial grants to do honest research, so it really is no different from financial fraud or theft. Second, we have a whole criminal justice system that is in the business of gathering and weighing evidence – which universities and other employers of researchers are not very good at. And finally, science itself has failed to deal...
  • Extent of Antarctic sea ice reaches record levels, scientists say

    09/15/2014 5:47:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | 9/15/2014 | Jane Ryan and Sam Ikin
    Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began. Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent. Jan Lieser from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) said the discovery was made two days ago. "This is an area covered by sea ice which we've never seen from space before," he said.
  • The Oceans Ate Global Warming?

    09/15/2014 6:16:41 AM PDT · by Moseley · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    In Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, Alice says she cannot believe impossible things. The Queen of Hearts is surprised: “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Therefore, suppose we compare two events: 1.Global warming advocates argue that the oceans are absorbing the extra heat that their computer models predicted, which has mysteriously vanished. The missing heat over the last 18 years has been going into the oceans. 2.Yet, the Arctic Sea Ice Cap aound the North Pole has grown by...
  • UN Global Warming Propaganda Campaign: Return to Perceived Success Indicates Desperation

    09/14/2014 12:37:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Opinion by Dr. Tim Ball
    Opinion by Dr. Tim Ball |The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is running a campaign using television weather presenters and national broadcasters from around the world, to influence the UN’s Climate Summit 2014 scheduled for New York City on September 23. It is a counter attack designed to offset their losing the public, political, and scientific debate.They’re releasing a series of films to, as WMO Secretary General Michel Jarroud said, “paint a compelling picture of what life could be like on a warmer planet,”…“Climate change is already leading to more extreme weather such as intense heat and rain…We need to act...
  • 10 Places Where Climate Change Is Being Felt the Fastest

    09/14/2014 7:55:53 AM PDT · by Maceman · 67 replies
    weather.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Terrell Johnson
    Where are the effects of global warming already having a major impact? In places like South Florida and especially Miami, which faces major long-term threats from a slow but stealthy adversary: sea level rise. In this region, sea levels already have risen by about a foot since 1880. By the end of this century, according to the latest assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, they're expected to rise by another 1 to 3 feet, and possibly as high as 5 to 6 feet. This poses dire threats to Miami's fresh water supplies, which already are being affected...
  • Rare September snow causes damage to trees and power outages in some areas [20" Snow in WY]

    09/13/2014 2:36:05 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 9/12/2014 | staff
    A late summer snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming. The rare September snow on Wednesday and Thursday damaged trees and caused power outages in some areas of northern Wyoming. While the heaviest snow fell in the Big Horn Mountains, the town of Buffalo received as much as 10 inches. The 3 to 5 inches that fell in Cody is the earliest recorded snowfall there since 1915, when records started being kept. The previous earliest recorded snowfall in Cody was Sept. 12, 1970. Other snowfall totals included 4 inches at Casper Mountain and 3 to...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary September 13, 2014

    09/13/2014 1:48:26 PM PDT · by Excellence · 36 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | September 13, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Another hit to the southwest from a hurricane. Texas hit from low coming in from the tropics. A look at the coming winter; it looks a lot like last winter. That ridge of high pressure in the Gulf of Alaska sent everything that would have belonged to California up and over to the Midwest. And it looks like the same for this year. I don't see increased rain, but Joe said more winter rain, so I wait.
  • Summer Chill: NOAA: 246 Low Max Records Broken or Tied From Sept 1 to Sept 10. Broken by 16F

    09/13/2014 7:54:03 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 9-13-2014 | Marc Morano
    By: Marc Morano September 12, 2014 246 Low Max Records Broken or Tied From Sept 1 to Sept 10 according to the NOAA. A “Low Max” means that the maximum temperatures for the day was the lowest it has ever been. This indicates daytime cooling. Below is a screenshot showing location and the biggest difference between old record and new record. The list is just the ones I could capture in a screenshot.
  • Plans to Turn ‘Politically Binding’ UN Climate Change Accord Into Federal Law

    09/12/2014 7:26:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 12, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Obama administration officials who say they intend to sign a “politically binding” agreement to drastically reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations’ (UN) climate change conference in Paris next year already have a legal strategy to turn any non-binding accord into federal law, warns Christopher Horner, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). Horner told CNSNews.com that the “name and shame” effort is an alternative to a new climate change treaty already being drafted by the UN that would have to be ratified by the U.S. Senate. “Obama’s statement acknowledges that he cannot get a new climate...
  • Record early snow hits Rockies

    09/12/2014 6:28:27 PM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    AP - Standard Examiner ^ | September 12, 2014 | Bob Moen
    It's still summer, but a snowstorm blanketed parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, setting early snowfall records in some places, covering lawns and flower gardens and providing a preview of what is to come. The snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming on Wednesday and Thursday and sent overnight temperatures plummeting into the 20s in some areas. While snow in September is rare, it isn't unusual for ... it was the earliest snowfall on record for parts of Wyoming and southwest South Dakota. Temperatures hovered around freezing in Denver, forcing many gardeners to...
  • Brussels Anti-Green Purge – New EU Leaders Neuter Green Lobby

    09/12/2014 2:32:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    From Benny Peiser and The GWPF – [Conservative MEP] Miguel Arias Canete, Spain’s former agriculture and environment minister, was nominated as the European Union’s next commissioner for climate and energy, becoming the first single supervisor of those two policy areas. The new commission will take office as energy policy is moving up the EU agenda amid a crisis in Ukraine, the transit country for around half of Russian natural gas to Europe, and the unrest in Middle East. –Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg 10 September 2014 Jean-Claude Juncker’s decision to group EU commissioners into teams serving under a vice-president has been...
  • Climate Craziness of the week: “We Have Five Years to Stop Building Coal Plants and Gas-Powered Cars

    09/12/2014 7:59:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    WUWT ^ | 9/12/14 | Anthony Watts
    Written by Stephen Leahy at "motherboard" Here’s the frightening implication of a landmark study on carbon emissions: By 2018, no new cars, homes, schools, factories, or electrical power plants should be built anywhere in the world, ever again, unless they’re either replacements for old ones or carbon neutral. Otherwise greenhouse gas emissions will push global warming past 2˚C of temperature rise worldwide, threatening the survival of many people currently living on the planet. Every climate expert will tell you we’re on a tight carbon budget as it is—that only so many tons of carbon dioxide can be pumped into the...
  • District attorney drops charges against activists who blocked coal freighter, says they were right

    09/12/2014 2:54:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    National Post/NY Times ^ | 9/09/14 | Jess Bidgood
    FALL RIVER, Mass. – In May 2013, two environmental activists piloted a lobster boat close to the vast pile of coal at the Brayton Point Power Station, the hulking plant that overlooks this industrial inlet near the border between Massachusetts and Rhode Island. With the tiny boat, the two men – Jay O’Hara, 32, and Ken Ward, 57 – dropped anchor and for a day blocked a freighter with a 40,000-ton shipment of coal, and they were arrested and charged with conspiracy, disturbing the peace and other violations. The two were scheduled to be tried on Monday, and they planned...
  • Solar Storm Warning: Sun Shoots X-Flare Outburst at Earth

    09/10/2014 2:18:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 96 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/10/14 | Alan Boyle
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  • If only Muslim states thought climate change was the “greatest challenge”

    09/10/2014 8:41:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Infidels are infidels as far as Islam is concerned: Make no difference if the sin of Christian America were over-producing greenhouse gases or being who we are, a mainly Christian nation Secretary of State John Kerry has an interesting worldview if he believes that addressing “Muslim-majority” nations with the concept that climate change is the prevalent challenge for this generation. He probably wouldn’t get much agreement among the very people he thinks we should be protecting. Frankly, if Muslims were more worried about climate change perhaps there wouldn’t be such a surge in jihad, that is, if they believed that...
  • Unsettled Science: 53 different explanations for the failure of computerized climate models

    09/10/2014 6:50:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/10/2014 | Viv Forbes
    We are told by government-funded climate alarmists that their forecasts of dangerous man-made global warming rely on “settled science”. Their “settled science” represents a mare’s nest of computer models, resting on a few match-sticks of science, surrounded by tall forests of uncertainty. It is indeed settled science that all gases in the atmosphere can affect the exchange of heat between the sun, the Earth and outer space, and this can affect global temperatures. It is also agreed that certain gases like water vapor and carbon dioxide can absorb and redirect radiant energy passing through the atmosphere. It is also settled...
  • Half of North American bird species threatened by climate change

    09/10/2014 6:24:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 8, 2014 | Louis Sahagun
    Half of all bird species in North America — including the bald eagle — are at risk of severe population decline by 2080 if the swift pace of global warming continues, the National Audubon Society concluded in a study released Monday. "The scale of the disruption we're projecting is a real punch in the gut," said Gary Langham, chief Audubon scientist. Langham led an Audubon study that examined more than 500 bird species and determined that more than 300 in Canada and the United States face large climate shifts that could reduce their habitat by half or more by 2080.
  • Democratic Congresswoman Wants To Make Kindergarten Kids Learn About Global Warming

    09/09/2014 8:43:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/9/2014 | Eric Owens
    If you have been busy enjoying this summer’s unseasonably cool weather across much of the nation, you may have missed the National Clean Energy Summit last week. Sponsors of the one-day summit, held at the swanky Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in beautiful Las Vegas, Nev., included Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Center for American Progress, a leading liberal think tank. One of the summit speakers, Nevada Rep. Dina Titus, equated global warming skeptics with members of the Flat Earth Society, EAGnews.org reports.
  • Lurch: The Bible Tells Us to Save Muslim Countries from Global Warming

    09/08/2014 7:32:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We've got Lurch, John Kerry. I just learned this this morning, folks. Grab audio sound bite number thirty. This one, I just learned this morning, but this happened last Wednesday at the State Department. While all this stuff was going on with ISIS and ISIL, and everyone waiting with bated breath over Obama's announcement to grant amnesty to however many millions of illegals that are lurking and living in the shadows, all of a sudden John Kerry at the State Department, appointed Shaarik Zafar to be the new special representative to Muslim communities -- as though we...
  • OBAMA'S '97 PERCENT' CLIMATE CONSENSUS: DEBUNKED

    09/08/2014 5:11:10 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 15 replies
    Brietbart's ^ | 9/8/2014 | James Delingpole
    "Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous." Remember that statement, a while back, from some bloke on Twitter? What we now know with more than 97 per cent certainty that this guy - or whoever is in charge of running his Twitter account - is either wilfully dishonest or woefully ill-informed. The "97 per cent" claim is an utter nonsense. This report released today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation explains exactly why. First, that word "dangerous". This is a concept that was never mentioned in the study responsible for that 97 per cent claim....
  • Climate: EPA eyes limits on airline carbon pollution

    09/08/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    Summit County Citizens Voice (CO) ^ | September 8, 2014 | By Bob Berwyn
    U.S. airlines may soon be required to at least start thinking about cutting their carbon footprint. The EPA last week started a rule-making process aimed at determining whether fast-growing carbon emissions from American aircraft endanger public health and welfare. The EPA action came a month after the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth, which is represented by Earthjustice, threatened to sue the agency for failing to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from aircraft. Conservation advocates say airlines could easily make big cuts in emissions, for example by upgrading fleets with fuel-efficient planes.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (9/6)

    09/06/2014 8:57:38 AM PDT · by Excellence · 19 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | September 6, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    September and winter forecast. Increased tropical activity may cause mischief on east coast and Gulf of Mexico. Cold coming early this month to upper mid-west and plains states.
  • An Economist’s Bad Climate Advice

    09/07/2014 12:04:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/14 | Alan Caruba
    All of the forecasts made by a legion of climate charlatans in the 1980s and 1990s turned out to be WRONG. If I need my car repaired, I do not take it to a dentist. If I am seeking advice about the climate I check out what climatologists and meteorologists are saying, at least those who have not sold their souls to the global warming/climate change hoax. On September 3 The Wall Street Journal published a commentary by Edward P. Lazear titled “The Climate Change Agenda Needs to Adapt to Reality: Limiting carbon emissions won’t work. Better to begin adjusting...
  • According to Cambridge University, Meat Causes Global Warming

    09/06/2014 5:20:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/06/2014 | Paul Austin
    Researchers from Aberdeen and Cambridge Universities have just published a study (on August 31st) which states that greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if we continue to eat meat and dairy produce at today's levels.Of course global-warming activists (as well as academics) have said this kind of thing before. Take Doctor Pachauri. In 2008 Dr Pachauri told a Compassion in World Farming conference that everyone should give up eating meat. Why did he do that? Because he believed that the digestive methane given off by cattle (i.e. flatulence) contributed more to greenhouse gases than all the world's transport...
  • Though August there has been approximately an 80% increase in Ice Volume over August 2012

    09/06/2014 4:59:40 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 10 replies
    Just thought I would pass it along, see link
  • Hillary: Global Climate Change ‘Most Consequential Of Challenges’

    09/05/2014 5:32:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 42 replies
    CBS DC ^ | Sept. 5, 2014 | AP
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the U.S. should become what she called the world’s 21st-century clean energy superpower, during remarks resembling both a campaign speech and a call to action at the annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. Clinton cast the threat of global climate change as real, and “the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges” faced by the nation and the world. “The data is unforgiving,” the former New York senator and first lady said to a standing room crowd of more than 800 people at a Las Vegas Strip resort. “No...
  • Happy 18th Birthday No Global Warming! After Nearly Two Decades, We're Still Waiting

    09/05/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/5/2014 | James Delingpole
    All right, so we're slightly premature. By one measure - according to Bishop Hill - we're still a month away before "no global warming" achieves its coming of age. But by other measurements, as Matt Ridley notes in the Wall Street Journal, we're already as much as 19 or even 26 years into "no global warming" "depending on whether you choose the surface temperature record or one of two satellite records of the lower atmosphere."
  • Up to 4 million die from indoor air pollution annually (they need cheap coal-fired electricity!)

    09/05/2014 10:03:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | September 4th, 2014 | Joanne
    People who have no cheap electricity burn wood or coal inside their homes to make dinner and stay warm. The smoke produces real pollution (as opposed to the fake kind which feeds plants). In India, some homes have pollution levels “three times higher than a typical London street”. Not surprisingly, living in smoke does not work out well for lungs and hearts. “Estimates suggest that household air pollution killed 3·5 to 4 million people in 2010. “We can argue about the numbers and whether they are exaggerated, but there’s no doubt that millions of people would lead better lives if...
  • We are 99.99999% sure that broken models produce stupid climate statistics

    09/05/2014 9:47:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | September 5th, 2014 | Joanne
    Amazing what they can discover with data from the just last 130 years. Hey but it must be right. It’s bootstrapped!Finally, the study you’ve been waiting for. Now we can be absolutely certain — it’s practically proven beyond all doubt –  your SUV changes the climate.We just need to assume the climate models understand the climate and that there are no longer natural cycles at work AND that there are no effects from the sun from the solar wind, solar magnetic fields, or spectral changes. Easy. (Don’t look at the evidence,  the pause or all the model failures.)The new headline:99.999%...
  • Matt Ridley in the WSJ: Whatever Happened to Global Warming?

    09/05/2014 8:40:34 AM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    WUWT ^ | 9/5/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Now come climate scientists’ implausible explanations for why the ‘hiatus’ has passed the 15-year mark.By MATT RIDLEY On Sept. 23 the United Nations will host a party for world leaders in New York to pledge urgent action against climate change. Yet leaders from China, India and Germany have already announced that they won’t attend the summit and others are likely to follow, leaving President Obama looking a bit lonely. Could it be that they no longer regard it as an urgent threat that some time later in this century the air may get a bit warmer? In effect, this is...
  • John Kerry: Scripture Commands USA to Protect Muslim Countries Against Global Warming

    09/05/2014 7:45:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/14 | Dave Huntwork
    God of Progressives and liberals is the almighty state, not the God of the Bible. Big government is not God, and Barack is not his prophet God of Progressives and liberals is the almighty state, not the God of the Bible. Big government is not God, and Barack is not his prophet Last Wednesday, at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar to be special representative to Muslim communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the United States’ Biblical “responsibility” to “confront climate change,” including to protect “vulnerable Muslim majority counties.” Kerry said Scripture, in particular the...
  • Global Temperature Update – No global warming for 17 years 11 months

    09/04/2014 9:11:27 PM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    WUWT ^ | 9/4/2014 | Christopher Monckton
    The Great Pause has now persisted for 17 years 11 months. Indeed, to three decimal places on a per-decade basis, there has been no global warming for 18 full years. Professor Ross McKitrick, however, has upped the ante with a new statistical paper to say there has been no global warming for 19 years. Whichever value one adopts, it is becoming harder and harder to maintain that we face a “climate crisis” caused by our past and present sins of emission. Taking the least-squares linear-regression trend on Remote Sensing Systems’ satellite-based monthly global mean lower-troposphere temperature dataset, there has been...
  • Baseless Alarmism: Global Warming’s Impact on Gulf of Maine Driving Away Lobsters and Fish

    09/03/2014 3:38:48 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 9 replies
    Climate Observations ^ | 9/3/2014 | Bob Tisdale
    The supposed impact of global warming on the Gulf of Maine over the past decade has hit a multitude of media outlets. Example: takeWeather.com’s article Global Warming Is Changing the Gulf of Maine, Imperiling Its Lobster, Fish Catch. According to the article, Gulf of Maine temperatures were marching along with the global average from 1982 to 2004, but then over the past decade, starting in 2004, the Gulf of Maine began warming at a rate that was 10 times faster than the previous rate. So let’s take a look at the sea surface temperature data for the Gulf of Maine,...
  • Serious problems with the AP's Gulf of Maine global warming scare story

    09/03/2014 6:22:10 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 8 replies
    multi | me
    First, the Gulf of Maine was actually a lot COOLER in July 2014 compared to july 2013, that should have been in the story. links to Gulf of Maine sea surface anomalies: July 2013 http://wavy.umeoce.maine.edu/GOMOOS/avhrr/pictures/PATHFINDER/clim/merged/anom/month/2013/mergedanom07_2013.jpg July 2014 http://wavy.umeoce.maine.edu/GOMOOS/avhrr/pictures/PATHFINDER/clim/merged/anom/month/2014/mergedanom07_2014.jpg Link to site: http://wavy.umeoce.maine.edu/frames_anoms.html Second, it is normal for the Atlantic, including the Gulf of Maine, to be real warm now as it is at the peak warm cycle of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. here is the link to the White house website graph show the cycle of AMO; https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/AMO_and_TCCounts-1880-2008_0.png
  • 5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

    09/03/2014 4:58:08 AM PDT · by thackney · 27 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 2, 2014 | Associated Press
    Five people have been arrested after demonstrated blocked railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett. Railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says two women and three men were taken to the Snohomish County Jail after refusing to leave a protest of train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest... The group Rising Tide Seattle erected a tripod of poles over the tracks with a woman perched on top....
  • GOP launches probe of 'improper influence' on EPA climate rule

    09/02/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Republicans are investigating what they call "improper influence" from a national green group on the Obama administration's signature Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change regulation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, are demanding the EPA and the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hand over documents on the organization's involvement in drafting the proposed carbon pollution rules. The investigation is based on a New York Times ' report that said the NRDC provided the blueprint used for the rules, and "heavily influenced the president's proposal." While...
  • ‘The Arctic sea ice spiral of death seems to have reversed’

    09/01/2014 8:29:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    The headline is a quote by Dr. Judith Curry from a David Rose article in the Sunday Mail: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago…despite Al Gore’s prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now. The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his...
  • Claim: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate, but a ‘pause’ and other studies ...

    09/01/2014 8:05:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change Claim: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate, but a ‘pause’ and other studies suggest ice melt isn’t the only factor Anthony Watts / 20 hours ago September 1, 2014 From the University of SouthamptonA new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average of 6cm.Researchers at the University of Southampton detected the rapid rise in sea-level by studying satellite scans of a region...
  • In Obama Power Grab, Climate Trumps Constitution

    09/01/2014 10:19:15 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    This lawless administration plans to bypass the two-thirds requirement for Senate ratification on a climate change treaty by entering into a "politically binding" hybrid agreement to "name and shame" climate scofflaws. Apparently letting the Environmental Protection Agency run amok with regulations fulfilling candidate Obama's pledge to bankrupt the coal industry, and enact a de facto cap-and-trade regime the president couldn't get through Congress, is not enough. The man who said his nomination was the moment the seas began to recede and the planet began to heal now plans to deal the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution yet another...
  • 'Mega droughts and extreme floods': World Met Office mocks up 2050 weather report...

    09/01/2014 7:12:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2014 | JONATHAN O'CALLAGHAN
    The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), headquartered in Geneva, is releasing videos that predict what weather reports will be like in 2050 These are based on what happens if climate change is allowed to continue Earth's average temperature could rise by more than 4°C (7.2°F) by the end of the 21st century, according to researchers This could lead to more extreme weather around the world such as storms, droughts and flooding The videos are being released ahead of the UN Climate Summit 2014 What will weather reports be like in 2050? Rather dramatic and unnerving if climate change gets out of...
  • Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7...

    08/30/2014 7:20:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 17:05 EST, 30 August 2014 | David Rose
    To put it another way, an area the size of Alaska, America’s biggest state, was open water two years ago, but is again now covered by ice. The most widely used measurements of Arctic ice extent are the daily satellite readings issued by the US National Snow and Ice Data Center, which is co-funded by Nasa. These reveal that – while the long-term trend still shows a decline – last Monday, August 25, the area of the Arctic Ocean with at least 15 per cent ice cover was 5.62 million square kilometres. This was the highest level recorded on that...
  • Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker

    08/31/2014 5:28:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    MailOnline ^ | August 31,2014 | David Rose
    Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago...despite Al Gore's prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore's warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row An area twice the size of Alaska - America's biggest state - was open water two years ago and is now covered in ice These satellite images taken from University of Illinois's Cryosphere project show ice has become more concentrated To put it another way, an area the size...
  • Sea-level surge at Antarctica linked to icesheet loss

    08/31/2014 2:29:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/31/14 | AFP
    Paris (AFP) - Sea levels around Antarctica have been rising a third faster than the global average, a clear sign of high meltwater runoff from the continent's icesheet, scientists said on Sunday. Satellite data from 1992 to 2011 found the sea surface around Antarctica's coast rose by around eight centimetres (3.2 inches) in total compared to a rise of six cm for the average of the world's oceans, they said. The local increase is accompanied by a fall in salinity at the sea surface, as detected by research ships. These dramatic changes can only be explained by an influx of...
  • Shaking, Quaking, and Freezing

    08/31/2014 6:54:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Alan Caruba
    Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell Have you noticed how much earthquake and volcanic activity has been occurring lately? There was a major earthquake in Napa, California on Sunday, August 24th as well as considerable volcanic activity from Iceland to Papua, New Guinea. August was also a month that set records for colder U.S. temperatures. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were some 1,097 “low max” temperature records broken in the U.S. between August 1 and August 23, meaning that the maximum temperature during that time period was the lowest it...