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  • Copenhagen climate conference: sunspot theory for global warming attacked

    12/16/2009 11:33:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies · 1,115+ views ^ | 12-14-2009 | By John Bingham
    The theory that signs of global warming could be the result of sunspots rather than carbon dioxide emissions caused by humans has come under attack from climate scientists. Sceptics about man-made climate change frequently cite research apparently linking natural variations in solar activity with fluctuations in temperatures on Earth. The alternative explanation was the centrepiece of The Great Global Warming Swindle, a 2007 Channel 4 documentary which provoked fierce argument. It is based on the work of Prof Eigil Friis-Christensen and Henrik Svensmark of the of the Danish National Space Centre, who both published studies in the 1990s appearing to...
  • Updated Forecast For Copenhagen: Heavy SnowFall, -12C/10.4F (God has a sense of humor)

    12/15/2009 8:31:34 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 25 replies · 2,160+ views
    DMI.DK ^ | 12-15-09 | DMI weather service
    Heavy snow and temperatures 22 degrees below normal are now forecasted for the Global Warming conference in Copenhagen. As weather forecasts are updated, here is a screen shot as of apprx 11:20pm EST: The average December high for Copenhagen is 39F and the average low is 32F
  • Copenhagen climate summit: Al Gore condemned over Arctic ice melting prediction

    12/15/2009 5:40:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies · 2,246+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/15/2009 | Murray Wardrop
    Al Gore, the former US Vice-President, has become embroiled in a climate change spin row after claiming that the Arctic could be completely ice-free within five years. Speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, Mr Gore said new computer modelling suggests there is a 75 per cent chance of the entire polar ice cap melting during the summertime by 2014. However, he faced embarrassment last night after Dr Wieslav Maslowski, the climatologist whose work the prediction was based on, refuted his claims.
  • Arnold attacks Palin on global warming

    12/15/2009 6:43:16 AM PST · by Sofia · 61 replies · 1,906+ views
    Politico ^ | December 15, 2009 | Glenn Thrush
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is delivering his big speech in Copenhagen right now -- but before he took the stage he offered an opening salvo -- a whack at fellow Republican Sarah Palin who has expressed skepticism about global warming. The FT, which is on quite a roll: The California governor has become an environmental standard bearer for the Republican party, which is split on the merits of curbing emissions. Sarah Palin, John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election, has attacked cap and trade and questioned any link between man-made emissions and global warming. “You have to ask:...
  • From Copenhagen: Chaos and cold cloud over climate talks

    12/15/2009 5:38:51 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 18 replies · 775+ views
    Bahar Dutt Reporting From Site ^ | December 15, 2009 | Bahar Dutt
    It's been three days now in this cold cold country and the only way to describe the COP15 Copenhagen Summit is ABSOLUTE CHAOS! Whether its the negotiations, or the organisational abilities of the hosts, every process has been in disarray. Monday morning as temperatures dipped to -2 degrees Celsius, over one thousand people stood in the queue outside the Bella Centre, the main venue of the COP15. Along with me were over 10 journalists from print and TV networks across India, including Sunita Narain from the Centre for Science and Environment, waiting patiently to be let in. Minutes went into...
  • Palin Vs. Gore: Oceans Apart

    12/14/2009 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 2,002+ views ^ | December 14, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: The Alaskan governor who knew polar bears weren't endangered says the planet isn't either and challenges the oracle of climate change. Al Gore says despite the CRU e-mails, the situation is of the utmost gravity. In a Dec. 9 Washington Post op-ed, Sarah Palin noted that the Climate-gate e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia "reveal that leading climate 'experts' deliberately destroyed records, manipulated data to 'hide the decline' in global temperatures and tried to silence their critics from publishing in peer-reviewed journals." This did not sit well with Gore. "The entire North...
  • Record Cold To hit Global Warming Conference (Copenhagen To Break Dec 17th Record by 7 Degrees!)

    12/13/2009 2:22:27 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 109 replies · 8,492+ views
    Once again its bad timing for a global warming meeting as all time record cold temperatures are set to strike the the U.N. global warming conference in Copenhagen. Last week "warmists" were confronted with reports that November Arctic Sea Ice growth exceeded the 1979-2000 average and that "in general, the ice edge is now at or slightly beyond its average location". The bad timing for "warmists" this time is that Copenhagen, home to the UN global warming conference until December 18th, is set to break the all time low temperature record for December 17th. Here is a screengrab of Copenhagen...
  • November Arctic Sea Ice Growth Exceeds 1979-2000 Average (Talk about bad timing)

    12/08/2009 2:39:06 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 35 replies · 1,845+ views
    National Snow and Ice Data Center ^ | 12-7-09 | NSIDC STAFF
    "In November, the average rate of Arctic sea ice growth slightly exceeded the 1979 to 2000 average growth rate for the month." ---snip--- "420,000 square kilometers (160,000 square miles) above the record low for the month, which occurred in November 2006. In general, the ice edge is now at or slightly beyond its average location, with two notable exceptions: Hudson Bay and the Barents Sea."
  • NASA-Gate

    12/04/2009 5:28:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies · 3,082+ views ^ | December 4, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Science: For two years, our space agency has refused Freedom of Information requests on why it has repeatedly corrected its climate figures. A leading researcher threatens to sue to find more inconvenient truths. What's become known as "Climate-Gate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his FOI requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors. "I assume that what is there is highly...
  • Forecasters issue winter weather advisory (South Louisiana)

    12/04/2009 4:39:25 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 6 replies · 677+ views
    wafb ^ | 12-04-09 | Jeff Morrow/wafb
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a winter weather advisory for portions of southeast Louisiana and extreme southern Mississippi, including the Capital area. The advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday. A wintry mix of rain and snow is expected to develop across the Metro Baton Rouge area, the Florida parishes and southwest Mississippi by Friday evening. Forecasters said the combination is expected to change to all snow early Friday night. They added the snow will continue through the early morning hours of Saturday before ending....
  • 'Civil disobedience has a role to play' | Al Gore

    12/03/2009 7:02:16 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 23 replies · 644+ views ^ | Nov 7, 20009 | Oliver Burkeman
    Al Gore was born to be the most powerful man on Earth, but fell just short of his political destiny. Can the former law-maker now win his place in history as the man who helped save the planet? -- snip -- When making his Oscar-winning 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, Gore arguably had it easy: it's fairly straightforward to grip an audience when you're portraying scenes of apocalyptic destruction. The new book pulls off a considerably more impressive feat. It focuses on solving the crisis, yet manages to be absorbing on a topic that is all too often – can...
  • Graham: 'I want my time to count' (will "work...across the aisle" to accomplish Obama agenda)

    12/03/2009 3:22:25 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 2,480+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-12-03 | Jim Snyder
    (snip) “Why did I do this? I want my time to count. I want to be seen as someone who can solve a hard problem by working with my colleagues across the aisle. I want to do something that matters. I can’t think of a better use of my time than to work with Democrats and Republicans to break our dependency on foreign oil, to create jobs for our next generation of Americans that will never go to China. And yes, leave behind a cleaner planet.” (snip)
  • The CRU's Criminal Conspiracy

    11/30/2009 6:10:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,895+ views ^ | November 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    ClimateGate: Britain's Climate Research Unit now says it will release all its data. Does that include the data that have been shredded, deleted and denied publication? In a statement released Saturday by the University of East Anglia, where the CRU is located, it was announced that all unit data, including data that had been denied climate skeptics, would soon be released to prove this is much ado about nothing. Unimpressed by the news is David Holland of Northampton, a grandfather with a background in electrical engineering, who is seeking prosecution of the CRU scientists involved in suppressing and even destroying...
  • Where is the evidence that CO2, at anywhere near the levels we have today, leads to global warming?

    11/30/2009 7:58:55 AM PST · by ETL · 36 replies · 1,488+ views
    various sources
    In short, there IS no evidence that CO2 has ever caused significant warming on Earth when the concentrations were within 10-15 times of what they are today. Water vapor is, by far, the most important greenhouse gas in the Earth system. Water vapor accounts for about 95% of the greenhouse effect on Earth. Earth's temperature variations are much better correlated with the Sun's solar activity/sunspot cycle than with CO2 changes.-etl THE ACQUITTAL OF CARBON DIOXIDE by Jeffrey A. Glassman, PhD ABSTRACT: "Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere [historically] is the product of oceanic respiration due to the well-known but under-appreciated solubility...
  • UN scientists turn on each other:

    11/28/2009 5:59:37 AM PST · by tje · 60 replies · 2,245+ views
    Climage Depot ^ | Friday, November 27, 2009 | Marc Morano
    A UN scientist is declaring that his three fellow UN climate panel colleagues "should be barred from the IPCC process." In a November 26, 2009 message on his website, UN IPCC contributing author Dr. Eduardo Zorita writes: "CRU files: Why I think that Michael Mann, Phil Jones and Stefan Rahmstorf should be barred from the IPCC process." Zorita writes that the short answer to that question is: Short answer: "Because the scientific assessments in which they may take part are not credible anymore." Zorita indicates that he is aware that he is putting his career in jeopardy by going after...
  • CNN: Out of Context?

    11/26/2009 3:16:31 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies · 681+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | November 25, 2009 | Allie Duzett finally posted an article about the most recent global warming scandal: the emails that show global warming “experts” collaborating to falsify information and keep dissenting views from the public. The emails surfaced days ago, but this is the first article CNN has posted online regarding the scandal. Apparently, CNN has still not seen fit to assign its own reporters to the story; the article was carried from Wired Science. And rather than report the straight facts, the article focuses mainly on the researchers’ complaint: that emails were taken “out of context.”
  • Climategate: the scandal spreads, the plot thickens, the shame deepens…

    11/26/2009 2:49:39 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 26 replies · 1,694+ views ^ | 11/26/9 | James Delingpole
    Wow! The scandal just gets juicier and juicier. Now it seems that the Kiwis may have been at it too – tinkering with raw data to make “Global Warming” look scarier than it really is. (Hat tip: Watts Up With That; Ian Wishart) The alleged villains this time are the climate scientists at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NiWA) – New Zealand’s answer to Britain’s Climate Research Unit. And to judge by this news alert by the Climate Science Coalition of NZ, both institutions share a similarly laissez-faire attitude to scientific accuracy.........
  • ClimateGate: People need to go to jail

    11/25/2009 8:24:19 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 33 replies · 975+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | November 25, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    As Robert Tracinski correctly notes, the Global Warming hoax is the scandal of the century. People should be investigated and prosecuted for perpetrating a fraud so large it makes Bernie Madoff look like Santa Claus.
  • Climategate: Alarmism Is Underpinned by Fraud (PJM Exclusive)

    11/25/2009 7:17:05 AM PST · by AJKauf · 18 replies · 1,080+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 25 | Ian Plimer
    In the geological past, there have been six major ice ages. During five of these six ice ages, the atmospheric carbon dioxide content was higher than at present. It is clear that the colorless, odorless, non-poisonous gas called carbon dioxide did not drive past climates. Carbon dioxide is plant food, not a pollutant. Humans have adapted to live on ice sheets, deserts, mountains, tropics, and sea level. History shows that humans and other organisms have thrived in warm times and suffered in cold times. In the 600-year long Roman Warming, it was 4ºC warmer than now. Sea level did not...
  • Why You Should Be Hot and Bothered About 'Climate-gate'

    11/25/2009 6:13:07 AM PST · by ETL · 28 replies · 900+ views ^ | November 24, 2009 | John Lott
    Computer hackers have obtained 160 megabytes of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England. These e-mails, which have now been confirmed as real, involved many researchers across the globe with ideologically similar advocates around the world. They were brazenly discussing the destruction and hiding of data that did not support global warming claims. The academics here also worked closely with the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Professor Phil Jones, the head of the Climate Research Unit, and Professor Michael Mann at Pennsylvania State University, who has been an important scientist in the...