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  • Obama Dissed George W. Bush's Handling Of Hurricane Katrina

    09/04/2012 1:10:16 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 121 replies
    BI ^ | 9/3/2012 | Grace Wyler
    President Barack Obama took a veiled jab at his predecessor, George W. Bush, Monday during an appearance in New Orleans, where the former was touring damage caused by last week's Hurricane Isaac.  Here's what Obama said, according to the White House transcript:  
  • “Thing Of The Past” Now A Thing Of August! Snow Blankets Alps Down To Less Than 1600 Meters!

    09/03/2012 9:21:48 AM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    NoTrickZone ^ | September 2, 2012 | P. Gosselin
    A sudden blast of cold polar air accompanied by heavy precipitation led to heavy snowfall in the Alps at levels below 1600 meters.
  • New blockbuster paper finds man-made CO2 is not the driver of global warming

    09/01/2012 8:23:02 PM PDT · by Rocky · 29 replies
    The Hockey Schtick ^ | August 30, 2012 | Unknown
    An important new paper published today in Global and Planetary Change finds that changes in CO2 follow rather than lead global air surface temperature and that "CO2 released from use of fossil fuels have little influence on the observed changes in the amount of atmospheric CO2" The paper finds the "overall global temperature change sequence of events appears to be from 1) the ocean surface to 2) the land surface to 3) the lower troposphere," in other words, the opposite of claims by global warming alarmists that CO2 in the atmosphere drives land and ocean temperatures. Instead, just as in...
  • Winning the AGW Science Debate: Here's How

    08/31/2012 9:14:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 30, 2012 | S. Fred Singer
    The upcoming election battles may be unique in offering for the first time a debate about global warming. Neither Bush-Gore nor McCain-Obama chose to discuss the issue -- maybe because they were not really that far apart. By contrast, Barack Obama has already announced that, if re-elected, he will make climate change an important priority -- while Paul Ryan is an assertive skeptic on AGW (anthropogenic global warming). The science of climate change is not just of academic interest, but has been leading to policies for large-scale changes in energy use and supply -- with important economic consequences. The burden...
  • New paper finds deep Arctic Ocean from 50,000 to 11,000 years ago was 1–2°C warmer ......

    08/31/2012 2:10:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | August 29, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Reposted from the Hockey SchtickA new paper published in Nature Geoscience finds “From about 50,000 to 11,000 years ago, the central Arctic Basin from 1,000 to 2,500 meters deep was … 1–2°C warmer than modern Arctic Intermediate Water.” This finding is particularly surprising because it occurred during the last major ice age. Horizontal axis is thousands of years ago with modern temperatures at the left and 50,000 years ago at the right. Temperature proxy of the Intermediate Water Layer of the Arctic Ocean is shown in top graph with degrees C anomaly noted at the upper right vertical axis. Note...
  • Raining Nonsense during a Drought

    08/21/2012 10:35:59 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 10 replies
    The American ^ | August 21, 2012 | Blake Hurst
    The only conclusion to draw from a year like this one is that Mother Nature is not always kind. Never waste a good crisis, at least when it comes to the op-ed section. On the subject of this year’s historic drought, the chattering classes have certainly obliged. William Moseley contributed a sermon for the New York Times, pinning the scarlet A on corn and damning it for all that is wrong with agriculture. The author informs us that because corn is particularly vulnerable to a hot, dry period during the crucial week of pollination, no sensible farmer should grow it....
  • The Green War on the Poor - The Democratic party used to care about poor and working people.

    08/30/2012 10:06:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 30, 2012 | Robert Zubrin
    In a nearly full-page op-ed appearing in the business section of the August 25 New York Times, Cornell professor Robert H. Frank lays out the new green agenda for tax policy.According to Professor Frank, stopping global warming may require carbon taxes of about $300 per ton of carbon dioxide emitted, and by implementing such taxes, we can also balance the federal budget. “If such a tax were phased in,” Frank says, “the prices of goods would rise gradually in proportion to the amount of carbon dioxide their production or use entailed. The price of gasoline, for example, would slowly...
  • Mann versus Steyn: popcorn time!

    08/28/2012 2:28:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 27th, 2012 | James Delingpole
    Today I'm launching a fund and I wonder whether anyone would like to contribute. Please, I implore you all, PLEASE chip in to help finance Professor Michael Mann's suit for defamation against sinister, right-wing Canadian climate-change denier Mark Steyn and the fascist-denialist organ for which Steyn writes, National Review Online! I don't think Mann is going to win his case, not for one fraction of a millisecond. That's why I think it's so important that we give him all the financial encouragement we can at this sensitive early stage. There's a danger that Mann may yet take advice from his...
  • 25 by 2025 'Green Energy' Studies Ignore Costs

    08/29/2012 9:50:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/25/2012 | Michael LaFaive
    Mackinac Center analysts have long been critical of the way consultants — and frequently their clients — misuse economic modeling software. We were reminded why with the recent publication of two papers purporting to show large job creation, if only state voters would approve a renewable energy mandate on the statewide November ballot. The initiative, commonly known as the Michigan Renewable Energy Amendment, would mandate that 25 percent of Michigan's energy usage be provided by renewable sources by the year 2025. There is at least one major problem with each study, however: costs. The study authors' did not include the...
  • Greenhouse theory smashed by biggest stone

    03/30/2006 4:58:23 PM PST · by haole · 57 replies · 1,392+ views
    Space and Earth science : March 14, 2006 ^ | 14 March 2006 | Vladimir Shaidurov of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    A new theory to explain global warming was revealed at a meeting at the University of Leicester (UK) and is being considered for publication in the journal "Science First Hand". The controversial theory has nothing to do with burning fossil fuels and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. According to Vladimir Shaidurov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the apparent rise in average global temperature recorded by scientists over the last hundred years or so could be due to atmospheric changes that are not connected to human emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of natural gas and oil. Shaidurov explained how...
  • The Keys to the Climate Debate

    08/13/2012 12:22:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2012 | David M.W. Evans
    Hardly anyone knows that two thirds of the warming predicted by the climate models comes from assumed changes in humidity and clouds, and only one third comes directly from the extra carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases. Some awareness of the calculations is essential, because there is no direct observational evidence that rising CO2 caused the bulk of the recent warming. If there were, don't you suppose we would have heard all about it by now? The world has spent over $60B since 1990 looking for that evidence. The ice cores shown by Al Gore in his movie were...
  • Temperatures were warmer than today for most of the past 10,000 years

    08/23/2012 4:16:44 PM PDT · by gorush · 13 replies
    http://iceagenow.info ^ | 25 May 10 | Robert W. Felix
    25 May 10 – The revamped cap-and-trade (control-and-tax) bill that Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) are trying to foist on the American public is predicated on a flat-out lie. The control-and-tax proponents would have you believe that our planet has been enduring unprecedented global warming (now coyly referred to as “climate change”), but the facts do not bear that out. Facts. Oh, those damnable facts... ...You’ll see that today’s benign climate is not even close to being the warmest on record. Not even close. Temperatures have been warmer than today for almost all of the past 10,000...
  • 10,000 square miles of floating volcanic pumice found in Pacific

    08/23/2012 6:16:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    iceagenow.info ^ | August 10, 2012 | Robert
    Came from an underwater volcano. The New Zealand Navy announced today that they have found a patch of floating volcanic pumice from an underwater volcano floating about 600 miles off the shore of New Zealand. “The rock looked to be sitting two foot (half a meter) above the surface of the waves and lit up a brilliant while colour in the spotlight. It looked exactly like the edge of an ice shelf,” said Lieutenant Tim Oscar aboard the ship the HMNZS Canterbury.Scientists aboard the ship said the white pumice – which covers 10,000 square miles ( 26,000 sq km) –...
  • Antarctic peninsula was 1.3°C warmer than today 11,000 years ago

    08/23/2012 5:47:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | August 23, 2012 | British Antarctic Survey
    Posted on August 23, 2012 by Anthony Watts From the British Antarctic SurveyWordie Ice Shelf location within Antarctic Peninsula (Photo credit: Wikipedia) New climate history adds to understanding of recent Antarctic Peninsula warmingResults published this week by a team of polar scientists from Britain, Australia and France adds a new dimension to our understanding of Antarctic Peninsula climate change and the likely causes of the break-up of its ice shelves.The first comprehensive reconstruction of a 15,000 year climate history from an ice core collected from James Ross Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region is reported this week in the journal...
  • Ice core shows Antarctic Peninsula warming is nothing unusual--Press release flatly contradicts ...

    08/23/2012 12:47:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    The Register ^ | 23rd August 2012 10:16 GMT | Lewis Page
    Press release flatly contradicts what boffins said New ice core data from the Antarctic Peninsula has revealed that temperatures in the region during the past 10,000 years have often been higher than they are today, and that warming of the sort seen there recently has also occurred in the pre-industrial past. The new data are derived from a massive new 364m-long core extracted from the ice sheet lying on top of James Ross Island towards the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula in the freezing Weddell Sea. The core was extracted by scientists from the British Antarctic Survey, assisted by...
  • Freeze Watch In Effect for SE Oregon

    08/22/2012 9:57:50 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies
    National Weather Service ^ | 22AUG2012 | Wright
    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR 210 PM PDT WED AUG 22 2012 ...WIDESPREAD FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE FRIDAY MORNING... .COOL HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS WILL LEAD TO ADDITIONAL COOLING WITH FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF NORTHERN KLAMATH AND LAKE COUNTIES FRIDAY MORNING. ORZ029>031-231100- /O.NEW.KMFR.FZ.A.0011.120824T1000Z-120824T1500Z/ KLAMATH BASIN- NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY- CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEATTY...CHEMULT...CRESCENT... GILCHRIST...SPRAGUE RIVER 210 PM PDT WED AUG 22 2012 ...FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER...
  • Rich Lowry: Get Lost - My response to Michael Mann

    08/22/2012 1:34:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 22, 2012 | Rich Lowry, Editor National Review
    So, as you might have heard, Michael Mann of Climategate infamy is threatening to sue us. Mann is upset — very, very upset — with this Mark Steyn Corner post, which had the temerity to call Mann’s hockey stick “fraudulent.” The Steyn post was mild compared with other things that have been said about the notorious hockey stick, and, in fact, it fell considerably short of an item about Mann published elsewhere that Steyn quoted in his post. So why threaten to sue us? I rather suspect it is because the Steyn post was savagely witty and stung poor Michael....
  • The 6 Quadrillion Dollar Climate Change Scam

    08/22/2012 10:19:51 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-22-12 | Curt
    President Vaclav Klaus delivered the keynote address this year to the World Federation of Scientists: This brings me to the topic of my speech. I will try to argue that current as well as realistically foreseeable global warming, and especially Man’s contribution to it, is not a planetary emergency which should bother us. I am not a climatologist, but the IPCC and its leading spokespersons are not climatologists either. I am content to be a consumer of climatology and its related scientific disciplines. In this respect, I am located – in the economic jargon – on the demand side...
  • U.Va. Institute Assists Citizens with Sea-Level Rise Issues on Virginia's Coast [Gag Me!]

    08/21/2012 12:23:14 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 21 replies
    University of Virginia, UVA Today, UVA Facebook ^ | 20 Aug 2012 | University of Virginia
    U.Va. Institute Assists Citizens with Sea-Level Rise Issues on Virginia's Coast August 20, 2012 — Virginia's largest city may get up to 45,000 acres smaller over the next century, due to an anticipated 2.3 to 5.2 feet of relative sea-level rise expected in Virginia Beach – a rise that would also impact the entire Hampton Roads region and the Eastern Shore. Recognizing the challenges this will pose, the University of Virginia's Institute for Environmental Negotiation is assisting citizens and decision-makers in long-range planning. Under director Frank Dukes, associate director Tanya Denckla Cobb and graduate associate Melissa Keywood – all from...
  • The Deniers (State of California propaganda)

    If the experts agree on the existence and causes of climate change, why do some public opinion polls find that only about half or less than half of the American public is convinced that emissions from human activities bear responsibility? A small but vocal group has aggressively spread misinformation about the science, aiming to cast doubt on well-established findings and conclusions. Their goal is to create confusion and uncertainty, thereby preventing meaningful action to remedy the problem. The same strategy was used cynically for decades by the tobacco industry after research showed that cigarettes caused cancer. In fact, some of...
  • Jerry Brown hot for money from global warming law

    08/20/2012 1:47:08 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 8-19-2012 | Mark Landsbaum
    Brown wants you to believe global warming "poses an immediate and growing threat to California's economy, environment and to public health," and that reducing greenhouse gas emissions, "which are warming the planet," is necessary "to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change, including the increased likelihood of both flooding and drought." That's the same phony scare story repeated until many people finally tuned it out. It failed to persuade Congress to intervene with a law to limit greenhouse gas emissions, even though Congress almost never has seen a trumped-up crisis that didn't justify overreaching intervention... But, as the Sacramento...
  • Global warming alarmism detached from reality, still

    08/20/2012 1:54:20 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    You may have noticed the recent hype about global warming, a hot summer, looming devastation from freakish weather and all the same old stuff recycled again. You may also have noticed one of the reasons: Gov. Jerry Brown wants to justify shaking down corporate California, again. Well, not only does Brown get the temperature wrong, he also hypes the threat of extreme weather events. Which is to say he gets that wrong too. So, are we amidst horrific extreme weather events? Normally we’d just say, “not exactly.” In this case, we have to say, ”You’ve gotta be kidding.”...
  • The reason for the polarization of the global warming issue

    08/20/2012 6:43:50 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 3 replies
    Watts up with That | 8/17/12 | David French
    Deliberation tends to move groups, and the individuals who compose them, toward a more extreme point in the direction indicated by their own predeliberation judgments.....group polarization – has many implications for economic, political, and legal institutions. It helps to explain extremism, “radicalization,” cultural shifts, and the behavior of political parties and religious organizations
  • Droughts cut Europe's food output, raise fire risks

    08/20/2012 5:48:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 20 August 2012
    Droughts in southern and eastern Europe are contributing to the global decline in grain production while also elevating concern about the long-term impact on freshwater supplies. The European Commission, which has declared 2012 the Year of Water, is preparing a review some of Europe’s water legislation partly with climate change and extreme weather events in mind.Food security and how the EU safeguards its liquid resources are among the topics due to be discussed during World Water Week events that begin in Stockholm on 26 August. The UN Food and Agricultural Organization reports that food prices rose 6% overall in July,...
  • Will jobs be lost with cap and trade?

    08/19/2012 10:31:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/19/12 | Dan Morain
    Extraordinarily smart people at the California Air Resources Board have taken to using the term "leakage" as they go about devising the experimental cap and trade system for reducing greenhouse gases. Homer Perez, head boiler mechanic at Pacific Coast Producers' tomato cannery off East Main Street in Woodland, might use a word that is more familiar to the rest of us: "layoff." The cannery has been operating under one owner or another since the 1920s. A cooperative of 16 growers in Yolo, Solano and Sutter counties owns it now. Perez has worked there for 28 of the past 29 years....
  • Climate and Drought Lessons from Ancient Egypt

    08/18/2012 11:29:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Thursday, August 16, 2012 | United States Geological Survey et al
    Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time... said Christopher Bernhardt, a researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey... "Even the mighty builders of the ancient pyramids more than 4,000 years ago fell victim when they were unable to respond to a changing climate," said USGS Director Marcia McNutt. "This study illustrates that water availability was the climate-change Achilles Heel then for Egypt, as it may well...
  • The Wrath of 2007: America's Great Drought

    06/14/2007 7:01:44 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 38 replies · 791+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Andrew Gumbel
    America is facing its worst summer drought since the Dust Bowl years of the Great Depression. Or perhaps worse still. From the mountains and desert of the West, now into an eighth consecutive dry year, to the wheat farms of Alabama, where crops are failing because of rainfall levels 12 inches lower than usual, to the vast soupy expanse of Lake Okeechobee in southern Florida, which has become so dry it actually caught fire a couple of weeks ago, a continent is crying out for water. In the south-east, usually a lush, humid region, it is the driest few months...
  • Keeping the lights on: Could the UK be plunged into darkness?

    08/19/2012 3:45:33 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:06PM BST 19 Aug 2012 | By Emily Gosden
    Will the lights go out? The very question gives politicians sleepless nights, alarms business and bewilders the householder. Could Britain, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, really be plunged into darkness? Experts believe it’s unlikely. But the question dogs the Government all the same - because its policy to ensure the lights stay on is in such disarray. A combination of “legally binding climate targets, ageing infrastructure, and rising demand” means an unprecedented Ł110bn of investment in new power plants is needed this decade alone. But plans for a new generation of nuclear plants hang by a thread,...
  • California--Editorial: Jerry Brown's overheated climate rhetoric

    08/19/2012 3:44:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | Aug. 17, 2012 Updated: Aug. 19, 2012 9:07 a.m. | Editorial Staff
    Pending auctions of greenhouse-gas permits will benefit only California’s government. It's probably no coincidence that Gov. Jerry Brown recently launched a website to scare Californians into embracing his global-warming hype. The state is about to launch a cap-and-trade scheme that potentially will raise billions of dollars for the government, ostensibly to fight global warming.In reality, the money is likely to be diverted to more mundane political uses – like backfilling the huge budget hole perpetuated by Mr. Brown and the Democratic-controlled Legislature.
  • NSF Promotes Climate-Change Ed. With $19 Million in Grants

    08/18/2012 9:41:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Education Week ^ | Aug 17, 2012 | Erik Robelen
    Efforts to advance climate-change education in schools and communities are getting a boost from a set of six grants awarded this week by the National Science Foundation, totaling nearly $19 million. The grants will support a number of efforts, including a joint project in Maryland and Delaware to help schools deliver effective and regionally relevant instruction in grades 8-12, and pay for work led by the New England Aquarium to enhance climate-change education in zoos, aquariums, and other settings. The four other NSF grants include: -- $5.7 million to Columbia University for a project to help the public understand climate...
  • AP IMPACT: CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low

    08/18/2012 5:10:50 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 32 replies
    The Associated Press (AP) ^ | 17 Aug 2012 | KEVIN BEGOS
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal. Many of the world's leading climate scientists didn't see the drop coming, in large part because it happened as a result of market forces rather than direct government action against carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere. Michael Mann, director of...
  • Environmental Group Exaggerates Number of Jobs 'Green' Energy Mandate Would Create

    08/17/2012 8:38:39 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/17/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The Michigan Environmental Council exaggerated in a press release the number of jobs that would be created by the renewable energy ballot proposal when it erroneously cited how a Michigan State University report calculated jobs. The Michigan Environmental Council’s press release said that the Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs renewable energy ballot proposal would create 74,495 jobs. However, the report never said it would create 74,495 jobs, but instead said it would create that many "job years." It's an important distinction in economic analysis that the MSU report acknowledges. For example, a person hired by a green company who worked for...
  • Are You Ready For ANOTHER Solyndra, Patriots ?

    08/16/2012 3:31:01 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 17 replies
    Alan Levy's Brain | 8/16/12 | Alan Levy
    Is jy gereed vir 'n ander Solyndra, patriotte?(Translation from Afrikaans to English: Are you ready for another Solyndra, patriots ?) *** From the Export-Import Bank of The United States: *** "JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and the Industrial Development Corp. of South Africa Ltd. (IDC) today signed a Declaration of Intent (DoI) to help advance the South African government’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and the South African Renewable Initiative (SARi). Under the agreement, Ex-Im Bank will assist in financing up to $2 billion worth of U.S. technologies, products and services to South Africa’s...
  • Water balance of global aquifers revealed by groundwater footprint (Abstract)

    08/16/2012 10:39:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    Nature ^ | 09 August 2012 | Tom Gleeson, Yoshihide Wada, Marc F. P. Bierkens & Ludovicus P. H. van Beek
    Groundwater is a life-sustaining resource that supplies water to billions of people, plays a central part in irrigated agriculture and influences the health of many ecosystemsMost assessments of global water resources have focused on surface water,, but unsustainable depletion of groundwater has recently been documented on both regional and global scales. It remains unclear how the rate of global groundwater depletion compares to the rate of natural renewal and the supply needed to support ecosystems. Here we define the groundwater footprint (the area required to sustain groundwater use and groundwater-dependent ecosystem services) and show that humans are overexploiting groundwater in...
  • 'Climate Consensus' Data Need a More Careful Look [CO2 levels are below the optimum levels]

    08/14/2012 8:06:07 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | August 13, 2012
    It is increasingly clear that doubling CO2 is unlikely to increase global temperature more than about one degree Celsius, not the much larger values touted by the global warming establishment. In fact, CO2 levels are below the optimum levels for most plants, and there are persuasive arguments that the mild warming and increased agricultural yields from doubling CO2 will be an overall benefit for humanity. Let us debate and deal with serious, real problems facing our society, not elaborately orchestrated, phony ones, like the trumped-up need to drastically curtail CO2 emissions.
  • (California Governor) Jerry Brown launches website to rebut climate change skeptics

    08/14/2012 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 13, 2012 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown said today that "humanity is getting dangerously close to the point of no return" on climate change, and he launched a website criticizing conservatives who dispute its significance. The website "Climate Change: Just the Facts," is hosted by Brown's Office of Planning and Research. It devotes one page to "the denialists" and another to rebutting "common denialist arguments." [Snip] "Global warming's impact on Lake Tahoe is well documented. It is just one example of how, after decades of pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, humanity is getting dangerously close to the point of no return," Brown...
  • Green Death! Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs & Cancer

    08/13/2012 4:16:30 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 5 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-13-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I talk about an article by Brian Sussman, author of the book "Climate Gate" about the Big Green environmental push and government mandates. Specifically, we talk about CFL's and a new study that says that CFL's raise the risk of skin cancer.
  • NOAA Requests Ammunition For The Weather Service

    08/13/2012 3:05:16 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 66 replies
    http://pprnnews.prepperpodcast.com ^ | 8.13.12 | James Smith
    On 9 Aug 2012, the Department of Commerce, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by way of the National Weather Service, put out a solicitation for a small variety of ammunition. The solicitation breaks down the requirements: 16,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP). 6,000 rounds of frangible, 125-grain CFRHT .40 caliber. 24,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP). In all, 40,000 rounds of ammunition, and only 500 Transtar II blue 24″ x 40″ targets are being...
  • Hundred-Year Forecast: Drought (So sez the New York Times...)

    08/12/2012 5:20:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Hundred-Year Forecast: Drought By CHRISTOPHER R. SCHWALM, CHRISTOPHER A. WILLIAMS and KEVIN SCHAEFER BY many measurements, this summer’s drought is one for the record books. But so was last year’s drought in the South Central states. And it has been only a decade since an extreme five-year drought hit the American West. Widespread annual droughts, once a rare calamity, have become more frequent and are set to become the “new normal.” Until recently, many scientists spoke of climate change mainly as a “threat,” sometime in the future. But it is increasingly clear that we already live in the era of...
  • Coal Comfort - The EPA hates the carbon-heavy fuel, but it’s here to stay.

    08/06/2012 2:35:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2012 | Robert Bryce
    About one train per hour. ThatÂ’s the target loading rate for the massive silos, conveyors, and hoppers at the North Antelope Rochelle Mine in Wyoming, the most productive coal mine in the world. And on a cool, nearly windless day in late March, Scott Durgin, a regional vice president for Peabody Energy, was happy. Standing in the mineÂ’s dispatch office, Durgin pointed to a flat-panel display showing a list of trains that had recently passed through. It was exactly 12 noon, according to the clock on the wall, and since midnight, the mine had loaded 11 trains, each carrying...
  • 1.5 Million Years of Climate History Revealed After Scientists Solve Mystery of the Deep

    08/09/2012 11:10:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Aug. 9, 2012 | NA
    A new study has successfully reconstructed temperature from the deep sea to reveal how global ice volume has varied over the glacial-interglacial cycles of the past 1.5 million years. Scientists have announced a major breakthrough in understanding Earth's climate machine by reconstructing highly accurate records of changes in ice volume and deep-ocean temperatures over the last 1.5 million years. The study, which is reported in the journal Science, offers new insights into a decades-long debate about how the shifts in Earth's orbit relative to the sun have taken Earth into and out of an ice-age climate. Being able to reconstruct...
  • Biz bosses 'to save Ł400m' as UK.gov axes green red-tape---More than 100 ... climate change ...

    08/10/2012 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | 10th August 2012 08:40 GMT | Out-Law.com
    Rules for power lines, pipelines and more shown the door More than 100 energy and climate change regulations are to be scrapped or improved in a bid to cut "red tape" for businesses, the government has announced. Energy Minister Charles Hendry said that, following a review, 86 regulations would be dropped completely while a further 48 regimes would be "improved". The full package of reforms, including other initiatives by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), is expected to save businesses around Ł400m over the next 20 years, he said. The review was part of the government's 'Red Tape...
  • July 2012 not a record breaker according to data from the new NOAA/NCDC U.S. .....

    08/09/2012 7:38:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | August 8, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    I decided to do myself something that so far NOAA has refused to do: give a CONUS average temperature for the United States from the new ‘state of the art’ United States Climate Reference Network (USCRN). After spending millions of dollars to put in this new network from 2002 to 2008, they are still giving us data from the old one when they report a U.S. national average temperature. As readers may recall, I have demonstrated that old COOP/USHCN network used to monitor U.S. climate is a mishmash of urban, semi-urban, rural, airport and non-airport stations, some of which are...
  • Profits on Carbon Credits Drive Output of a Harmful Gas

    08/09/2012 11:23:42 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08 August 2012 | Elisabeth Rosenthal, Andrew W. Lehrern
    RANJIT NAGAR, India — When the United Nations wanted to help slow climate change, it established what seemed a sensible system. Greenhouse gases were rated based on their power to warm the atmosphere. The more dangerous the gas, the more that manufacturers in developing nations would be compensated as they reduced their emissions. But where the United Nations envisioned environmental reform, some manufacturers of gases used in air-conditioning and refrigeration saw a lucrative business opportunity. They quickly figured out that they could earn one carbon credit by eliminating one ton of carbon dioxide, but could earn more than 11,000 credits...
  • Ray Evans reviews The Denialist Victory ( Man-Made Global Warming Advocate not happy)

    08/09/2012 12:13:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    JoNova ^ | August 8th, 2012 | Ray Evans
    Ray Evans writes a review below of  Robert Manne’s essay in The Monthly entitled A Dark Victory: How vested interests defeated climate science. (Forgive me Ray for slipping in one or two thoughts of my own below).   Ray Evans is the secretary of The Lavoisier Group one of the first original skeptical groups in Australia (I’ve put a few notes on that at the base of the article). It was Graham Readfearns review (ABC Drum) that apparently brought the Manne article to Ray’s attention.Dear All,Readfearn’s review was a lamentation of defeat and disappointment. So I immediately bought a copy of The...
  • EU slams U.S. for backing away from climate goals

    08/09/2012 12:07:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 08 August 2012 | (EurActiv.com with Reuters)
    The European Union and small island states criticized the United States on Tuesday (7 August) for backing away from a U.N. goal of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. They urged almost 200 governments to stick to the target, one of the few agreed goals in international climate policy, even though U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern said it was unworkable. … The United States and other nations have agreed to the goal that rises in average world temperatures should be kept below 2°C above pre-industrial times to avoid dangerous changes such as heatwaves, floods, droughts and sea level...
  • Ripping A Lib Blogger Who Rips Mitt on Wind Power

    08/09/2012 10:44:30 AM PDT · by rightjb · 20 replies
    RantPolitical.com ^ | 8-9-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Fellow RantPolitical.com blogger Jenny Craig (if that is her real name) asks the question, “Why Do Conservative Wingbags Hate Wind Energy?” Assuming that she is talking about wind power and not harnessing the flatulence of bovine bowel activity, I’m more than willing to help a fellow ranter out by answering her question. God knows SOMEONE needs to school her.She leaps off of Romney’s recent policy position that he wants to do away with wind energy tax incentives. She believes Romney (and by association every member of the GOP) are suddenly disconnected from scientific and economic reality for the following reasons:...
  • Scafetta’s new paper attempts to link climate cycles to planetary motion ( March 2012)

    08/08/2012 12:52:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | March 21, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Nicola Scafetta sent me this paper yesterday, and I read it with interest, but I have a number of reservations about it, not the least of which is that it is partially based on the work of Landscheidt and the whole barycentric thing which gets certain people into shouting matches. Figure 9 looks to be interesting, but note that it is in generic units, not temperature, so has no predictive value by itself.Fig. 9. Proposed solar harmonic reconstructions based on four beat frequencies. (Top) Average beat envelope function of the model (Eq. (18)) and (Bottom) the version modulated with a...
  • The secret letter UEA and CRU doesn’t want us (or anybody else) to read

    08/07/2012 5:35:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | August 3, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Uh oh.Steve McIntyre has written an eviscerating essay about a secret letter circulated by the IPCC to UEA/CRU, which they are refusing to divulge, because: there would be an adverse effect on international relations between IPCC WG1 and academic institutions within the United Kingdom because it would force is to reconsider our working arrangements with those experts who have been selected for an active role in WG1 AR5 from your institution and others in the UK”. McIntyre writes: On Feb 26, 2010, as part of their first response to Climategate, Thomas Stocker, a Climategate correspondent of Phil Jones and by...
  • NASA’s James Hansen’s big cherry pick ( Summer heat... caused by Global Warming )

    08/07/2012 5:26:05 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | August 6, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From NASA:  Research Links Extreme Summer Heat Events to Global WarmingA new statistical analysis by NASA scientists has found that Earth’s land areas have become much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century. The research was published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Earth’s Northern Hemisphere over the past 30 years has seen more “hot” (orange), “very hot” (red) and “extremely hot” (brown) summers, compared to a base period defined in this study from 1951 to 1980. This visualization shows how the area...