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  • Big G panics--The higher-ups of the AGW movement, aka Goliath, sense that something is amiss.

    03/11/2010 1:38:33 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 577+ views ^ | March 11, 2010 | Harold Ambler
    The higher-ups of the AGW movement, aka Goliath, sense that something is amiss.A new editorial in Nature is startling for what it reveals, especially the fact Paul Ehrlich is a go-to figure about how hard scientists have it when it comes to media access.Ehrlich is an individual who became an international celebrity by spinning one frightening story after another (about the death of the oceans, for one thing) who maintains, with a straight face, that he and his fellow scientists have an unfair disadvantage in communicating their side of the climate debate.He is quoted by Nature as saying, regarding the...
  • A crack in the wall; EPA administrator distances the agency from IPCC report

    02/24/2010 12:38:52 AM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,008+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2010 | Rick Moran
    EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in testimony before the Environment and Public Works Committee, made it a point to declare that the agency was not using the IPCC report to develop policy. Charlie Martin at PJ Media reports: During the review of the Environmental Protection Agency budget in today's Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, both Senator Barbara Boxer - the chair of the committee - and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson distanced themselves from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Boxer and Jackson's statements, in addition to being a striking change in policy, are problematic...
  • House GOP targets EPA rules

    03/02/2010 3:06:40 PM PST · by pissant · 4 replies · 393+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/2/10 | Marin Cogan
    House Republicans are pushing a resolution that would block the EPA's regulation of greenhouse gases, throwing a wrench in the Obama administration's attempts to bypass Congress and regulate carbon emissions. The announcement comes as a growing chorus of lawmakers—mostly Republicans, but some coal state Democrats as well— have criticized the EPA’s decision to move forward on carbon regulations. Last year, the EPA issued a finding that the heat-trapping gases were harmful to the public, paving way for regulation under the Clean Air Act. Republicans say they’re concerned the regulations will hurt the economy. “The last thing we need in this...
  • Transparency Incarnate [Obama and Globaloney Warming]

    03/02/2010 2:33:57 PM PST · by SloopJohnB · 3 replies · 193+ views ^ | Brad Peck
    On his very first full day in office, President Obama sent a memorandum to his executive agencies extolling the virtues of transparency and open government and directing them to facilitate public access to information. To further that directive, Obama issued a second memorandum encouraging agencies to “adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure” when responding to public requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA):
  • Global Warming and YOU

    03/03/2010 8:40:28 AM PST · by conservativefunhouse · 1 replies · 206+ views
    The Conservative Funhouse ^ | 3/3/2010 | Zack Falgout
    By now everyone knows that the threat of global warming is hanging over all our heads. In as little as five years the ice caps will have completely melted causing polar bears to grow flippers. In ten years the oceans will start boiling. The entire catastrophic failure will be complete by 2035, rendering the habitat unsuitable for even the mythic twinkie. This is all fact by the way. It has to be. Al Gore said so! Or is it? Could it be that the Left’s Holy Grail could be nothing more than a highly varnished, eco-friendly Dixie cup? I, for...
  • EPW POLICY BEAT: CONSENSUS EXPOSED, PART 2 ( Global Warming Consensus that is )

    03/03/2010 11:02:33 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 443+ views
    US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works ^ | March 2, 2010 | US Senate Committee - David Lungren
    Link to 'Consensus' Exposed: The CRU Controversy The following is Part 2 in our series of excerpts from the Senate EPW Minority Report, titled, "‘Consensus' Exposed: The CRU Controversy."  Here the excerpts focus on two points from the report.  First is the distinction made between "utterly politicized scientists," such as those at the center of the CRU controversy, and scientists committed to disinterested, objective science in the field of climatology (and all other fields), who deserve praise and support.  It points to the importance of openness and transparency in practicing good science-and shows how those principles were, at times, ignored...
  • Climategate hits Westminster: MPs spring a surprise ('Don't panic, carry on' isn't working)

    03/02/2010 8:22:20 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 915+ views
    The Register ^ | 2nd March 2010 10:32 GMT | Andrew Orlowski
    Parliament isn’t the place where climate sceptics go to make friends. Just over a year ago, just three MPs voted against the Climate Act, with 463 supporting it. But events took a surprising turn at Parliament’s first Climategate hearing yesterday. MPs who began by roasting sceptics in a bath of warm sarcasm for half an hour were, a mere two hours later, asking why the University of East Anglia’s enquiry into the climate scandal wasn’t broader, and wasn’t questioning “the science” of climate change. That’s further than any sceptic witness had gone. In between, they’d wrought an admission from CRU...
  • Climate scientist admits sending 'awful emails' but denies perverting peer review

    03/01/2010 11:26:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 447+ views
    Guardian ^ | Monday 1 March 2010 18.27 GMT | David Adam, environment correspondent
    In his first public appearance since the beginning of the emails row Phil Jones tells MPs he will be cleared of accusationsProfessor Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit, gives evidence to the science and technology committee. Photograph: parliamentlive.tvThe scientist at the centre of a media storm over global warming research admitted today he had sent "awful emails" but said he expected to be cleared of accusations that he tried to pervert the scientific process.Phil Jones, head of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, told a parliamentary inquiry that there was nothing in the hundreds...
  • Climate-gate head sorry for 'awful' emails (admission came during parliamentary hearing)

    03/01/2010 7:21:13 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 15 replies · 704+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 02, 2010 1:20PM | From correspondents in London
    <p>A BRITISH climate researcher at the centre of a row over global warming science has admitted he wrote some "pretty awful" emails to sceptics when he was refusing their requests for data.</p> <p>But Phil Jones, of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, yesterday defended his decision not to release the data about temperatures from around the world, saying it was not "standard practice" to do so.</p>
  • Head of 'Climategate' research unit admits he hid data - because it was 'standard practice'

    03/01/2010 4:35:59 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies · 946+ views ^ | March 2, 2010 | David Derbyshire
    Scientists at the heart of the Climategate row were yesterday accused by a leading academic body of undermining science's credibility. The Institute of Physics said 'worrying implications' had been raised after it was revealed the University of East Anglia had manipulated data on global warming. The rebuke - the strongest yet from the scientific community - came as Professor Phil Jones, the researcher at the heart of the scandal, told MPs he had written 'some pretty awful emails' - but denied trying to suppress data. The Climategate row, which was first revealed by the Daily Mail in November, was triggered...
  • Prof Phil Jones, climate scientist, admits sending ‘awful’ e-mails

    03/01/2010 5:28:51 PM PST · by ricks_place · 11 replies · 547+ views
    Times UK ^ | March 2, 2010 | Ben Webster
    The integrity of climate change research is in doubt after the disclosure of e-mails that attempt to suppress data, a leading scientific institute has said. The Institute of Physics said that e-mails sent by Professor Phil Jones, head of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, had broken “honourable scientific traditions” about disclosing raw data and methods and allowing them to be checked by critics. Professor Jones admitted to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee yesterday that he had “written some very awful e-mails”, including one in which he rejected a request for information on...
  • Memorandum submitted by Stephen McIntyre

    03/01/2010 2:02:45 PM PST · by Enchante · 17 replies · 533+ views
    UK Parliament ^ | March 1, 2010 | Stephen McIntyre
    Summary 1. Reconstructions of temperature over the past 1000 years have been an highly visible part of IPCC presentations to the public. CRU has been extremely influential in IPCC reconstructions through: coauthorship, the use of CRU chronologies, peer review and IPCC participation. To my knowledge, there are no 1000-year reconstructions which are truly "independent" of CRU influence. In my opinion, CRU has manipulated and/or withheld data with an effect on the research record. The manipulation includes (but is not limited to) arbitrary adjustment ("bodging"), cherry picking and deletion of adverse data. The problem is deeply rooted in the sense that...
  • Spencer: Spurious warming demonstrated in CRU surface data ( raw data vs adjusted data)

    03/01/2010 11:20:08 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 475+ views ^ | Feb 27 , 2010 | Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
    Spurious Warming in the Jones U.S. Temperatures Since 1973INTRODUCTION As I discussed in my last post, I’m exploring the International Surface Hourly (ISH) weather data archived by NOAA to see how a simple reanalysis of original weather station temperature data compares to the Jones CRUTem3 land-based temperature dataset.While the Jones temperature analysis relies upon the GHCN network of ‘climate-approved’ stations whose number has been rapidly dwindling in recent years, I’m using original data from stations whose number has been actually growing over time. I use only stations operating over the entire period of record so there are no spurious...
  • A perfect storm is brewing for the IPCC

    02/28/2010 9:11:52 PM PST · by HospiceNurse · 8 replies · 751+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 Feb 2010 | Christopher Booker
    The news from sunny Bali that there is to be an international investigation into the conduct of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and its chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri would have made front-page headlines a few weeks back. But while Scotland and North America are still swept by blizzards, in their worst winter for decades, there has been something of a lull in the global warming storm – after three months when the IPCC and Dr Pachauri were themselves battered by almost daily blizzards of new scandals and revelations. And one reason for this lull is that the real...
  • Scientists must rein in misleading climate change claims

    02/28/2010 10:44:20 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies · 694+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday 11 February 2009 12.30 GMT | Dr Vicky Pope - Met Office Hadley Centre
    News headlines vie for attention and it is easy for scientists to grab this attention by linking climate change to the latest extreme weather event or apocalyptic prediction. But in doing so, the public perception of climate change can be distorted. The reality is that extreme events arise when natural variations in the weather and climate combine with long-term climate change. This message is more difficult to get heard. Scientists and journalists need to find ways to help to make this clear without the wider audience switching off.Recent headlines have proclaimed that Arctic summer sea ice has decreased so much...
  • Institute of Physics Give British Parliament Devastating Assessment of "Climategeters'" Science

    02/27/2010 2:14:03 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 17 replies · 797+ views
    The Lid/British Parliament ^ | 2/27/2010 | The Lid
    The 36,000 ember-strong Institute of Physics was asked by the British Parliament to take a look at Climategate and the University of East Anglia's CRU. They weren't asked to evaluate the findings themselves, but to look at whether or not the CRU had been adhering to the scientific method. The institute said unless the released emails and documents were fraudulent, the CRU did not comply with honourable scientific traditions and freedom of information law and the use proxy reconstructions for the basis for the conclusion that 20th century warming is unprecedented. And that's just for a start. The Institute was...
  • IPCC gate Du Jour – Antarctic Sea Ice Increase Underestimated by 50%

    02/17/2010 9:00:43 AM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 756+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | Feb. 17, 2010 | NA
    From World Climate Report: Another IPCC Error: Antarctic Sea Ice Increase Underestimated by 50% Figure 1. Trend in Antarctic ice extent, November 1978 through December 2006 (source: Comiso and Nishio, 2008). Several errors have been recently uncovered in the 4th Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). These include problems with Himalayan glaciers, African agriculture, Amazon rainforests, Dutch geography, and attribution of damages from extreme weather events. More seem to turn up daily. Most of these errors stem from the IPCC’s reliance on non-peer reviewed sources... --snip-- We humbly disagree. In fact, the WGI report is...
  • The big picture: 65 million years of temperature swings

    02/26/2010 10:45:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 1,270+ views
    JoNova ^ | February 18th, 2010 | Joanne
    ************************************Greenland Temperatures - last 10,000 years. Are we headed for an ice age? (See below for more detail.) David Lappi is a geologist from Alaska who has sent in a set of beautiful graphs–including an especially prosaic one of the last 10,000 years in Greenland–that he put together himself (and which I’ve copied here at the top).If you wonder where today’s temperature fits in with the grand scheme of time on Earth since the dinosaurs were wiped out, here’s the history. We start with the whole 65 million years, then zoom in, and zoom in again to the last 12,000...
  • ANALYSIS-Scientists examine causes for lull in warming

    02/25/2010 8:43:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 58 replies · 829+ views
    Reuters ^ | 25 Feb 2010 14:59:01 GMT | Gerard Wynn and Alister Doyle
    Source: Reuters * Exact causes unknown for lack of warming from 1999-2008 * The underlying reason for cold winter not known * Climate science in focus after email scandal, errors By Gerard Wynn and Alister Doyle LONDON/OSLO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Climate scientists must do more to work out how exceptionally cold winters or a dip in world temperatures fit their theories of global warming, if they are to persuade an increasingly sceptical public. At stake is public belief that greenhouse gas emissions are warming the planet, and political momentum to act as governments struggle to agree a climate treaty...
  • World warming unhindered by cold spells: scientists

    02/25/2010 4:15:23 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 903+ views
    World warming unhindered by cold spells: scientists By David Fogarty, Climate Change Correspondent, Asia David Fogarty, Climate Change Correspondent, Asia Thu Feb 25, 1:26 am ET SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The pace of global warming continues unabated, scientists said on Thursday, despite images of Europe crippled by a deep freeze and parts of the United States blasted by blizzards. The bitter cold, with more intense winter weather forecast for March in parts of the United States, have led some to question if global warming has stalled. Understanding the overall trend is crucial for estimating consumption of energy supplies, such as demand...
  • If carbon didn’t warm us, what did?

    02/25/2010 5:19:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 707+ views
    JoNova ^ | February 26th, 2010 | Joanne
    People have known for 200 years that there’s some link between sunspots and our climate.  In 1800, the astronomer William Herschel didn’t need a climate model, he didn’t even have a calculator — yet he could see that wheat prices rose and fell in time with the sunspot cycle. Since then, people have noticed that rainfall patterns are also linked to sunspots.Sunspots themselves don’t make much difference to us, but they are a sign of how weak or strong the sun’s magnetic field is. This massive solar magnetic field reaches out around the Earth, and it shields us from...
  • Mammoth iceberg could alter ocean circulation: study

    02/25/2010 4:01:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,331+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/10 | Marlowe Hood
    PARIS (AFP) – An iceberg the size of Luxembourg knocked loose from the Antarctic continent earlier this month could disrupt the ocean currents driving weather patterns around the globe, researchers said Thursday. While the impact would not be felt for decades or longer, a slowdown in the production of colder, dense water could result in less temperate winters in the north Atlantic, they said. The 2550 square-kilometre (985 square-mile) block broke off on February 12 or 13 from the Mertz Glacier Tongue, a 160-kilometer spit of floating ice protruding into the Southern Ocean from East Antarctica due south of Melbourne,...
  • Global Warming Update

    02/24/2010 7:27:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies · 1,165+ views ^ | February 24, 2010 | Walter E. Williams
    Private industry and governments around the world have spent trillions of dollars in the name of saving our planet from manmade global warming. Academic institutions, think tanks and schools have altered their curricula and agenda to accommodate what was seen as the global warming "consensus." Mounting evidence suggests that claims of manmade global warming might turn out to be the greatest hoax in mankind's history. Immune and hostile to the evidence, President Barack Obama's administration and most of the U.S. Congress sides with Climate Czar Carol Browner, who says, "I'm sticking with the 2,500 scientists. These people have been studying...
  • Bleak winter partly caused by El Nino could be worst for 81 years

    02/18/2010 8:58:20 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 571+ views ^ | Feb. 19, 2010 | Paul Simons
    The long, hard winter looks like dragging on into March. And if the bitter winds carry on for the next two weeks, there is a very good chance that this winter will turn out to be the coldest across the UK since 1929. The National Trust reports that spring flowers have been set back by up to four weeks compared with recent years, although they expect that when some decent warmth arrives it could unleash a huge burst of flowering. In the latest outbreak of wintry weather, heavy snow swamped much of the South West, Wales, the Midlands and parts...
  • Democommies In Deep Denial On Global Warming

    02/24/2010 8:55:20 AM PST · by big black dog · 3 replies · 288+ views
    On the very same day that the EPW minority released a report [PDF] citing “unethical and potentially illegal behavior by some the world's leading climate scientists,” the ruling majority promised “to make policy based on [the same discredited] science.” It was like watching shopkeepers wading through knee-deep water to tape a handwritten “open for business” sign to their cracked and filthy front windows after days of devastating storms. Only the storms in this story carried unusual names. Like Climategate and Glaciergate and Amazongate. And the shopkeepers were named Boxer and Sanders and Whitehouse and Jackson. And what they were selling...
  • Now IPCC hurricane data is questioned

    02/15/2010 8:25:47 AM PST · by HD1200 · 18 replies · 741+ views
    More trouble looms for the IPCC. The body may need to revise statements made in its Fourth Assessment Report on hurricanes and global warming. A statistical analysis of the raw data shows that the claims that global hurricane activity has increased cannot be supported.
  • Climategate: The World's Biggest Story, Everywhere But Here

    02/22/2010 6:23:56 AM PST · by KippLanham · 21 replies · 573+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 21, 2010 | Charlie Martin
    It’s been called the “biggest scientific scandal in history.” It has everything to earn Pulitzer consideration: lies and misconduct in high places, political implications, even massive financial transactions that may or may not be legitimate or even legal. It’s big news … as long as you read the Telegraph, the Guardian, the London Times, or even major Indian papers. Read more:
  • Democrat slow learners wake up to EPA power grab ( CO2 Gas is a pollutant?)

    02/23/2010 2:14:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies · 820+ views ^ | February 23, 2010 11:48 AM | Michelle Malkin
    A few weeks ago, I noted that a trio of House Democrats proposed legislation to curtail the EPA’s war on carbon.Now, Senate Democrats are jumping on the bandwagon. Amazing what an election year, double-digit unemployment, and the Climategate-induced collapse of the global warming cult can do to turn the eco-hysteria tide: Eight Democratic senators from industrial states are challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate pollution blamed for global warming.In a letter written by Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, the lawmakers said the agency lacks the power to restrict greenhouse gases from stationary sources such as power plants,...
  • Climategate Meets the Law: Senator Inhofe To Ask for DOJ Investigation

    02/23/2010 5:40:05 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies · 1,007+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 23, 2010 | Charlie Martin
    Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) today asked the Obama administration to investigate what he called “the greatest scientific scandal of our generation” — the actions of climate scientists revealed by the Climategate Files, and the subsequent admissions by the editors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Senator Inhofe also called for former Vice President Al Gore to be called back to the Senate to testify. “In [Gore's] science fiction movie, every assertion has been rebutted,” Inhofe said. He believes Vice President Gore should defend himself and his movie before Congress. Just prior to a hearing...
  • Met office pushes a surface temperature data “do over”

    02/23/2010 12:22:27 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 398+ views ^ | Feb 23, 2010 | George Russell
    From Fox News, word that the Met Office has circulated a proposal that intends to completely start over with raw surface temperature data in a transparent process. Here’s the proposal from the Met Office metoffice_proposal_022410 (PDF). Unfortunately it is not searchable, as they still seem to be living in the typewriter age, having photoscanned the printed document.I’d feel better about it though if they hadn’t used the word “robust”. Every time I see that word in the context of climate data it makes me laugh. It seems though they already have concluded the effort will find no new information. Given...
  • ANOTHER Nail in the Global Warming Coffin

    02/21/2010 8:22:14 PM PST · by Starman417 · 54 replies · 1,487+ views
    How long until the Warmer's admit it's all been big fat LIE?It was just a week ago that I posted on the near total collapse of global warming hysteria. No warming, no increase in hurricanes fury or frequency, no melting Himalayan glaciers or destruction of the Amazon rain forest. The last few months have seen one domino after another dropping to expose the fallacy of man made global warming. Now, the latest, coming to us from the left wing Guardian newspaper in Britain: Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levelsStudy claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise...
  • Senate Weighs Final Push of Climate Bill

    02/22/2010 12:32:19 PM PST · by opentalk · 23 replies · 767+ views
    newsmax ^ | 22 Feb 2010 | Newsmax
    WASHINGTON - A last-ditch attempt at passing a climate change bill begins in the Senate this week with senators mindful that time is running short and that approaches to the legislation still vary widely, according to sources. "We will present senators with a number of options when they get back from recess," said one Senate aide knowledgeable of the compromise legislation that is being developed. The goal is to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists say threaten Earth. The options will be presented to three senators -- Democrat John Kerry, independent Joseph Lieberman and Republican...
  • New Climate Agency Head Tried to Suppress Data, Critics Charge

    02/22/2010 9:44:58 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 17 replies · 1,001+ views ^ | 2/22/2010 | Ed Barnes
    The scientist who has been put in charge of the Commerce Department's new climate change office is coming under attack from both sides of the global warming debate over his handling of what they say is contradictory scientific data related to the subject. Thomas Karl, 58, was appointed to oversee the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center, an ambitious new office that will collect climate change data and disseminate it to businesses and communities. According to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the office will "help tackle head-on the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change. In...
  • Climate scientists are losing ground against deniers' disinformation (Hussein tactics needed)

    02/16/2010 6:10:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies · 844+ views
    Guardian ^ | 2/15/10 | Joss Garman
    Climate scientists are losing ground against deniers' disinformationThe IPCC and scientific community urgently need to focus on rebuilding trust and could learn a few tactics from Barack Obama Joss Garman, Monday 15 February 2010 11.54 GMT There's an incredibly powerful movement opposed to action on climate change. Without doubt it had more influence on the outcome of the climate negotiations in Copenhagen than many of the world's countries combined. Obama knew if he signed up to something that would truly deliver significant cuts in global warming pollution, he'd suffer a serious blow from this movement's army of activists and...
  • Yvo de Boer's resignation compounds sense of gathering climate crisis

    02/22/2010 11:51:25 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 589+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Thursday 18 February 2010 15.05 GMT | Mark Lynas
    Despite his steady hands at the helm of climate talks, de Boer was losing his touch and navigated into rancorous territoryUN climate chief Yvo de Boer at a news conference on the eve of the Copenhagen conference which ultimately ended in disappointment. Photograph: Bob Strong/ReutersHow can everything have gone so wrong so quickly? A year ago, the prospects for successful climate change regulation were bright: a new US president promised positive re-engagement with the international community on the issue, civil society everywhere was enthusiastically mobilising to demand that world leaders "seal the deal" at Copenhagen, and the climate denial crowd...
  • Climate sceptics are recycled critics of controls on tobacco and acid rain ( Alarmists crying out)

    02/22/2010 11:28:51 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies · 527+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday 19 February 2010 12.47 GMT | Jeffrey Sachs
    We must not be distracted from science's urgent message: we are fuelling dangerous changes in Earth's climate*********************photo at website...******************Critics of climate change science are few in number but their attacks are aggressive. Photograph: CorbisIn the weeks before and after the Copenhagen climate change conference last December, the science of climate change came under harsh attack by critics who contend that climate scientists have deliberately suppressed evidence — and that the science itself is severely flawed. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the global group of experts charged with assessing the state of climate science, has been accused of bias.The...
  • Climate Crackup - A breakdown in Copenhagen saves a divided world from carbon rationing.

    02/19/2010 11:57:24 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 594+ views
    Reason ^ | March 2010 | Ronald Bailey
    On December 18, the Copenhagen climate change conference collapsed. Heads of state from about 120 countries had flocked to the Danish capital, anticipating a historic photo op that would lead future generations to lionize them as visionary saviors who rescued the planet from the menace of man-made global warming. Instead the world’s leaders participated in an embarrassing diplomatic flop. Officially, a Copenhagen Accord was reached, but the three-page document largely consists of vague promises expressing the “political will” to combat global warming. Many leaders were already fleeing to the airport before the conference officially closed. This fiasco could spell the...
  • OOPS Never-mind! Climate Scientists Withdraw IPCC-Related Article Claiming Sea is Rising

    02/21/2010 2:05:27 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 30 replies · 1,084+ views
    The Lid/UK Guardian ^ | 2/21/2010 | The Lid
    “No nation, however large or small, wealthy or poor, can escape the impact of climate change. Rising sea levels threaten every coastline,” Said President Obama at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh last year. The President forgot to mention that ever since the last ice-age 10,000 years ago, sea levels have been rising. So unless the Neanderthals imitating Al Gore and flying private jets and driving gas guzzlers, rising sea levels are not caused by global warming but by natural phenomena. Last year two scientists published a paper which said the ocean rise was accelerating and unless we did something about...
  • World’s biggest coal company brings U.S. government to court in climate fraud

    02/21/2010 12:40:50 PM PST · by libstripper · 89 replies · 2,757+ views ^ | eb. 17, 2010 | Johy O'Sullivan
    23 comments The world’s largest private sector coal business, the Peabody Energy Company (PEC) has filed a mammoth 240-page “Petition for Reconsideration,” a full-blown legal challenge against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The petition must be answered and covers the entire body of leaked emails from ‘Climategate’ as well as those other ‘gate’ revelations including the frauds allegedly perpetrated under such sub-headings as ‘Himalayan Glaciers,’ ‘African Agricultural Production,’ ‘Amazon Rain Forests,’ ‘Melting Mountain Ice,’ ‘Netherlands Below Sea Level’ as well as those much-publicized abuses of the peer-review literature and so called ‘gray literature.’ These powerful litigants also draw attention to...
  • Spencer: developing a new satellite based surface temperature set

    02/21/2010 8:52:58 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies · 555+ views ^ | Feb 20,2010 | Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
    New Work on the Recent Warming of Northern Hemispheric Land AreasINTRODUCTIONArguably the most important data used for documenting global warming are surface station observations of temperature, with some stations providing records back 100 years or more. By far the most complete data available are for Northern Hemisphere land areas; the Southern Hemisphere is chronically short of data since it is mostly oceans.But few stations around the world have complete records extending back more than a century, and even some remote land areas are devoid of measurements. For these and other reasons, analysis of “global” temperatures has required some creative data...
  • New Paper in Science: Sea level 81,000 years ago was 1 meter higher while CO2 was lower

    02/20/2010 10:23:18 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies · 951+ views ^ | February 11, 2010 | reader David Hagen
    This Week in SCIENCE, Volume 327, Issue 5967, Food Security dated February 12 2010, is now available at: High (requires free registration to view)***************************snip********************************Sea-level rises and falls as Earth’s giant ice sheets shrink and grow. It has been thought that sea level around 81,000 years ago—well into the last glacial period—was 15 to 20 meters below that of today and, thus, that the ice sheets were more extensive. Dorale et al. (p. 860; see the Perspective by Edwards) now challenge this view. A speleothem that has been intermittently submerged in a cave on the island of Mallorca was dated to...
  • Czechgate: Part Two – The GISS rape of Prague

    02/19/2010 2:41:07 PM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies · 835+ views ^ | February 19, 2010 | John O'Sullivan & Dr. Jan Zeman
    I am proud to add Dr. Jan Zeman’s authoritative addendum to substantiate the claims made in my Czechgate article. With Dr. Zeman’s permission I have edited and revised his paper slightly for publication. THE KLEMENTINUM RECORD – UHI AND LOCAL WARMING by Jan Zeman The “global warming agencies” literally raped the data from Prague Klementinum. On the graph we see the data from GISS although the NOAA and CRU versions are very similar. What has been stripped out from the record is the most valuable part going from the 1770’s to the latter half of the 19th century. Thereafter, it...
  • The AGW Smoking Gun

    02/16/2010 10:34:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies · 1,302+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2010 | Gary Thompson
    A key component of the scientific argument for anthropogenic global warming (AGW) has been disproven. The results are hiding in plain sight in peer-reviewed journals. Politicians and scientists still cling to the same hypothesis: Increased emission of CO2 into the atmosphere (by humans) is causing the Earth to warm at such a rate that it threatens our survival. The reality of our global temperatures, the failure of these catastrophic predictions to materialize, and the IPCC scandals all continue to cast serious doubt on that hypothesis.  The only rebuttal given by AGW proponents is that the scandals of the IPCC don't...
  • Too Bad, Commies: Global Warming Is Done

    02/18/2010 10:29:31 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,013+ views
    The Charleston State Journal ^ | February 18, 2010 | Rob Cornelius
    The latest round of "Climategate" and several states bailing out of regional climate agreements are a sign that climate change fears don't pass the smell test. Too Bad, Commies: Global Warming is Done So, a bunch of states in the western U.S. are bailing out on regional climate agreements to burn less of this or do less of that. Congrats this week to Utah and Texas and Arizona and whomever else rebukes tyranny before this paper prints Wednesday night. Texas is to be lead plaintiff along with energy industry groups in suits to stop the U.S. EPA and its use...
  • Phil Jones, I accept!

    02/18/2010 6:37:28 AM PST · by mattstat · 6 replies · 505+ views
    The other day, I asked Phil Jones and other climate scientists to rebuke some of their foaming-at-the-mouth colleagues for their inappropriate use of language. While I’m still awaiting a response—it should come soon, surely—I cannot neglect Mr Jones’s return challenge. He doesn’t like that people are picking on him about the data he lost, nor does he enjoy upstarts critiquing his conclusions. Rather than squabbling and nyah-nyah-nyahing, Jones asked of critics, “Why don’t they do their own [temperature] reconstructions?” Here is an open letter to Mr Jones. Dear Phil, I accept! The chance to sort out the global temperature record...
  • Proxy climatic and environmental changes of the past 1000 years

    02/17/2010 2:51:51 PM PST · by Southack · 14 replies · 417+ views
    Journal For Climate Research ^ | January 31, 2003 | Willie Soon, Sallie Baliunas
    CLIMATE RESEARCH Clim Res Vol. 23: 89–110, 2003 Published January 31 1. INTRODUCTION Are the Little Ice Age and Medieval Warm Period widespread climatic anomalies? Lamb (1965) wrote, ‘[M]ultifarious evidence of a meteorological nature from historical records, as well as archaeological, botanical and glaciological evidence in various parts of the world from the Arctic to New Zealand . . . has been found to suggest a warmer epoch lasting several centuries between about A.D. 900 or 1000 and about 1200 or 1300. . . . Both the ”Little Optimum” in the early Middle Ages and the cold epochs [i.e. ”Little...
  • Northern Hemisphere Snow Extent Second Highest on Record

    02/17/2010 11:42:18 AM PST · by OneVike · 40 replies · 797+ views
    wattsupwiththat ^ | 2/17/10 | Steven Goddard
    According to Rutgers University Global Snow Lab, last week’s Northern Hemisphere snow extent was the second highest on record, at 52,166,840 km2. This was only topped by the second week in February, 1978 at 53,647,305 km2. Rutgers has kept records continuously for the last 2,227 weeks, so being #2 is quite an accomplishment. Daily Snow – February 13, 2010 (Day 44)Source : Rutgers University Global Snow LabAccording to Rutgers University data through mid February, Northern Hemisphere snow extent has been increasing at a rate of over 100,000 km2 per year.As discussed on WUWT, the implication is that Northern Hemisphere snow...

    01/26/2010 8:32:36 PM PST · by I got the rope · 23 replies · 1,149+ views
    The Science and Public Policy Institute ^ | 26 Jan 10 | Joseph D’Aleo and Anthony Watts
    SUMMARY FOR POLICYMAKERS 1. Instrumental temperature data for the pre-satellite era (1850-1980) have been so widely, systematically, and unidirectionally tampered with that it cannot be credibly asserted there has been any significant “global warming” in the 20th century. 2. All terrestrial surface-temperature databases exhibit very serious problems that render them useless for determining accurate long-term temperature trends. 3. All of the problems have skewed the data so as greatly to overstate observed warming both regionally and globally. 4. Global terrestrial temperature data are gravely compromised because more than three-quarters of the 6,000 stations that once existed are no longer reporting....
  • 'Warming' meltdown: Climate 'consensus' cracks up

    02/16/2010 3:06:26 AM PST · by Scanian · 30 replies · 1,163+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 16, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    Climate alarmists conjured a world where nothing was certain but death, taxes and catastrophic global warming. They used this presumed scientific certainty as a bludgeon against the skeptics they deemed "deniers" -- a word meant to have the noxious whiff of Holocaust denial. All in the cause of hustling the world into a grand carbon-rationing scheme. Any questions about the evidence for the cataclysmic projections, any concerns about the costs and benefits were trumped by that fearsome scientific "consensus," which had "settled" the important questions. A funny thing happened to this "consensus" on the way to its inevitable triumph, though:...
  • The Continuing Climate Meltdown (WSJ Ed: More embarrassments for the 'settled' science)

    02/16/2010 1:43:54 AM PST · by The Raven · 12 replies · 1,200+ views
    The Wall St Journal ^ | Feb 16, 2010 | editorial
    It has been a bad—make that dreadful—few weeks for what used to be called the "settled science" of global warming, and especially for the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that is supposed to be its gold standard. First it turns out that the Himalayan glaciers are not going to melt anytime soon, notwithstanding dire U.N. predictions. Next came news that an IPCC claim that global warming could destroy 40% of the Amazon was based on a report by an environmental pressure group. Other IPCC sources of scholarly note have included a mountaineering magazine and a student paper. [snip]