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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
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    CNN.com 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
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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...
  • Inhofe Begins Hadley Center "Climategate" Investigation (Has links for letters, etc.)

    11/24/2009 9:35:46 PM PST · by FromLori · 37 replies · 1,383+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 11/24/09 | Robert Wenzel
    Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today sent letters to several scientists, some of whom allegedly manipulated data to prove the scientific "consensus" of global warming, as well as to the inspectors general of several federal agencies, notifying them to retain documents related to the release of emails from the Hadley Center's Climate Research Unit. He also stated in a press release: The stakes in this controversy are significant, as it appears that the basis of federal programs, pending EPA rulemakings, and cap-and-trade legislation was contrived and fabricated. Moreover, it...
  • RNC Remains Silent on Global Warming Hoax Emails

    11/24/2009 10:08:59 PM PST · by advance_copy · 67 replies · 2,026+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/09 | Lee Cary
    The Republican National Committee has no comment on the emails that suggest that manmade global warming is a hoax perpetrated by biased “scientists.”
  • Lyin' Guys (with apologies to The Eagles......perhaps not)

    11/24/2009 12:57:33 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies · 812+ views
    11-24-2009 | Red Badger
    EAGLES "Lyin' guys" CRU guys just seem to find out early How to open doors with just a graph A dumbed down populace And we won't have to worry We'll dress it up and be clever by half Late at night a big old lab gets lonely I guess every form of corruption has its price And it breaks his heart to think his love is Only given to Earth with lands as cold as ice So he tells media they must go out screaming To alert the people about the coming heat But he knows where he's goin' as...
  • Climategate CRU Computer Model - The Smoking Gun

    11/24/2009 11:38:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies · 1,880+ views
    beforeitsnews.com ^ | Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | Contributed by Concerned Citizen
    We've posted before at Before It's News about the fact that the emails from the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) demonstrated the intent to deceive, but now that the blogosphere is starting to go through the actual models that were built to make predictions, the extent of this scandal will be known. As the email said, "to hide the decline" -- what does that actually mean? It means using hidden mathematical trickery to obfuscate the reality of what is really happening and to adjust the outcome to support your thesis. In science, this is called fraud. It's...
  • Storm clouds gather over leaked climate e-mails

    11/24/2009 10:25:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies · 2,893+ views
    www.nature.com ^ | 11-24-2009 | Quirin Schiermeier
    British climate centre reeling over Internet posting of sensitive material. The online publication of sensitive e-mails and documents from a British climate centre is brewing into one of the scientific controversies of the year, causing dismay among affected institutes and individuals. The tone and content of some of the disclosed correspondence are raising concerns that the leak is damaging the credibility of climate science on the eve of the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen in December. The Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich confirmed on 20 November that it had had more...
  • Hacked archive provides fodder for climate sceptics

    11/24/2009 10:11:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies · 1,176+ views
    www.newscientist.com ^ | 11-24-2009 | by Fred Pearce
    Climate scientists are reeling this week from the discovery that someone has hacked into the email archive of one of their most prestigious research centres, the Climate Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, UK, custodian of the most respected global temperature record. Climate sceptics have gleefully blogged that the emails, now widely published on the internet, reveal extensive data manipulation and expose a conspiracy behind global warming research. An analysis by New Scientist finds scant evidence of data abuse, but does show persistent efforts to suppress work by climate sceptics. Mostly the researchers are exposed as doing...
  • Climate scientist at centre of leaked email row dismisses conspiracy claims

    11/24/2009 10:07:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies · 1,708+ views
    www.guardian.co.uk ^ | 11-24-2009 | Leo Hickman and agencies
    Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia denies emails provide evidence of collusion by climatologists to fix data The climatologist at the centre of the leaked emails row said today that he "absolutely" stands by his research and that any suggestion that the emails provide evidence of a conspiracy to manipulate or hide data that do not support the theory of man-made climate change was "complete rubbish". Professor Phil Jones, director of the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit, said that the past week had "the worst few days of my professional life". He added that since the...
  • Hiding evidence of global cooling: Junk science exposed among climate-change believers

    11/23/2009 9:39:37 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 123 replies · 3,406+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2009 | Editorial
    Scientific progress depends on accurate and complete data. It also relies on replication. The past couple of days have uncovered some shocking revelations about the baloney practices that pass as sound science about climate change. It was announced Thursday afternoon that computer hackers had obtained 160 megabytes of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in England. Those e-mails involved communication among many scientific researchers and policy advocates with similar ideological positions all across the world. Those purported authorities were brazenly discussing the destruction and hiding of data that did not support global-warming...
  • Question Re: ClimateGate (Vanity)

    11/24/2009 7:30:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies · 849+ views
    My dark and forboding mind | 11-24-2009 | Red Badger
    These so-called scientists at the CRU have said in their e-mails that they "deleted" their e-mails and false data to prevent anyone from seeing them. Are these e-mails and data not archived on a server or mass storage device somewhere? Just because these morons deleted them from their in-boxes and hard drives doesn't make them go away. Could not the CRU be bombarded by FOI requests for the archived files? This "hacker" is trying to send us a huge message. The data and e-mails are still there waiting to be discovered............
  • E-Mails Of Climate Researchers Buttress Case Of Warming Fraud

    11/23/2009 5:46:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1,936+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: Hacked e-mails from Britain's Climate Research Unit are only the latest evidence of climate fraud. Just ask NASA's James Hansen about the faking of climate data or EPA employees about the suppression of climate fact. For years, noted scientists and other global warming skeptics have been accused of being on the take, their research tainted and funded by grants from Big Oil and other fossil-fuel interests. Now, it turns out, it's the warm-mongers who are fudging the numbers and concealing the inconvenient truth. We don't know who "Deep Throat" is. But according to an interview in Investigate Magazine's...
  • Shoppers going green despite struggling economy

    11/22/2009 8:11:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies · 667+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 20, 2009 | By Basil Katz
    President Barack Obama's commitment to tackle climate change, a string of scandals over tainted food and effective marketing of sustainable products have helped convince more Americans, whose environmental credentials lag behind Europeans, to buy green. "I've been reading about carbon footprints," said Lindsey Hoffman, 24, as she selected organic lettuce at a Whole Foods Market in Manhattan, "and though I'd prefer to go to a farmer's market, this is better than anything else." Some experts say the global economic crisis and the battle against global warming have prompted consumers to think more about purchases -- both financially and environmentally. "The...
  • The Death Blow to Climate Science (Great read!)

    11/21/2009 6:30:39 AM PST · by maggief · 114 replies · 3,443+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 21, 2009 | Dr. Tim Ball
    Global Warming is often called a hoax. I disagree because a hoax has a humorous intent to puncture pomposity. In science, such as with the Piltdown Man hoax, it was done to expose those with fervent but blind belief. The argument that global warming is due to humans, known as the anthropogenic global warming theory (AGW) is a deliberate fraud. I can now make that statement without fear of contradiction because of a remarkable hacking of files that provided not just a smoking gun, but an entire battery of machine guns.
  • Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked – hundreds of files released

    11/20/2009 1:39:35 AM PST · by jsh3180 · 256 replies · 14,732+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 19/11/2009 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE: Response from CRU in interview with another website, see end of this post. The details on this are still sketchy, we’ll probably never know what went on. But it appears that University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has been hacked and many many files have been released by the hacker or person unknown. http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/annrep93/cru.jpg UPDATED: Original image was for Met Office – corrected This image source: www.cru.uea.ac.uk I’m currently traveling and writing this from an airport, but here is what I know so far: An unknown person put postings on some climate skeptic websites that advertised an FTP...
  • Everyone in Britain could be given a personal 'carbon allowance'

    11/14/2009 10:06:36 PM PST · by myknowledge · 23 replies · 854+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | November 9, 2009
    Everyone in Britain should have an annual carbon ration and be penalised if they use too much fuel, the head of the Environment Agency will say. Lord Smith of Finsbury believes that implementing individual carbon allowances for every person will be the most effective way of meeting the targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. It would involve people being issued with a unique number which they would hand over when purchasing products that contribute to their carbon footprint, such as fuel, airline tickets and electricity.
  • Campaign to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Picks a Number (350 ppm, below current levels)

    10/24/2009 1:11:23 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies · 1,128+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 24, 2009 | Andrew C. Revkin
    Campaigners against global warming have drawn on an arsenal of visually startling tactics over the years, from posing nude on a Swiss glacier to scaling smokestacks at coal-fired power plants. On Saturday, they tried something new with the goal of prodding countries to get serious about reaching an international climate accord: a synchronized burst of more than 4,300 demonstrations, from the Himalayas to the Great Barrier Reef, all centered on the number 350.For some prominent climate scientists, that is the upper limit for heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, measured in parts per million. If the gas concentration exceeds that...
  • algore vs mother earth(and friend)

    10/08/2009 9:33:54 PM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 13 replies · 592+ views
    You Tube ^ | Oct. 8, 2009 | FGS
    Well ok, I'll put in another link HERE.
  • The Earth Is Warming? Adjust the Thermostat

    09/18/2009 9:21:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 331+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 10, 2009 | John Tierney
    Originally called geoengineering, this approach used to be dismissed as science fiction fantasies: cooling the planet with sun-blocking particles or shades; tinkering with clouds to make them more reflective; removing vast quantities of carbon from the atmosphere. climate engineering and it is looking more practical. Several recent reviews of these ideas conclude that cooling the planet would be technically feasible and economically affordable. There are still plenty of skeptics, but even they have started calling for more research into climate engineering. The skeptics understandably fear the unintended consequences of tampering with the planet’s thermostat, but they also fear the possibility...
  • New government policies rattle corporate Japan

    09/12/2009 6:28:23 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 11 replies · 968+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 10, 2009 | Nobuhiro Kubo
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Proposals by Japan's new ruling party to slash greenhouse gas emissions may trigger a shake-out in smokestack industries like paper, cement and steel, but boost firms investing in solar and other green technologies. A Democratic Party (DPJ) pledge to cut emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels by 2020 is one of several proposals causing a stir across businesses. Another is a plan aimed at banning most temporary factory workers. Corporate executives say that could hit profits and push more investment overseas.
  • SOLAR MINIMUM VS. GLOBAL WARMING

    09/05/2009 5:29:51 AM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies · 2,226+ views
    SpaceWeather.com ^ | September 4, 2009
    SOLAR MINIMUM VS. GLOBAL WARMING: From 2002 to 2008, decreasing solar irradiance has countered much anthropogenic warming of Earth's surface. That's the conclusion of researchers Judith Lean (NRL) and David Rind (NASA/GISS), who have just published a new analysis of global temperatures in the Geophysical Research Letters. Lean and Rind considered four drivers of climate change: solar activity, volcanic eruptions, ENSO (El Nino), and the accumulation of greenhouse gases. The following plot shows how much each has contributed to the changing temperature of Earth's surface since 1980: Volcanic aerosols are a source of cooling; ENSO and greenhouse gases cause heating;...
  • Arctic temperatures the warmest in 2,000 years; 2009 Arctic sea ice loss 3rd highest (Junk science)

    09/05/2009 3:59:05 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 28 replies · 2,931+ views
    Weather Underground ^ | 9/4/2009 | Dr. Jeff Masters
    It's time to take a bit of a break from coverage of the Atlantic hurricane season of 2009, and report on some important climate news. The past decade was the warmest decade in the Arctic for the past 2,000 years, according to a study called "Recent Warming Reverses Long-Term Arctic Cooling" published today in the journal Science. Furthermore, four of the five warmest decades in the past 2,000 years occurred between 1950 - 2000, despite the fact that summertime solar radiation in the Arctic has been steadily declining for the past 2,000 years. Previous efforts to reconstruct past climate in...
  • After national park tour, Udall, McCain agree global warming a problem but stay quiet on fixes

    08/24/2009 3:53:23 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,334+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-08-24 | Kristen Wyatt
    ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) — Global warming is threatening America's national parks. But there is no consensus about how to prevent the harm. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado toured Rocky Mountain National Park Monday then heard testimony from parks officials and scientists about how global warming is harming the park system. . . . . . Both senators said confronting climate change is paramount. "A common misperception is that this is a crisis that is down the road," McCain said. "Climate change is real. It's happening now."However, there was no discussion at...
  • McCain, Udall to discuss climate change at RMNP

    08/20/2009 7:47:57 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 1,239+ views
    The Coloradoan, Ft. Collins, Colo. | 2009-08-20
    Link only, per FR copyright and excerpt rules
  • [RINO] Crist may cancel summit on climate change [RINOs under attack by conservatives]

    08/09/2009 12:13:00 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 2009-08-09
    Gov. Charlie Crist said he wasn't sure if he would host another climate-change summit and is backing away from his cap-and-trade energy policy. BY MARC CAPUTO TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Charlie Crist is cooling to global warming. Under mounting criticism from fellow Republicans, Crist looks ready to cancel his climate-change summit and is backing away from advocating a "cap-and-trade" energy policy. At his well-publicized climate summit last summer, Crist pushed a number of energy plans to encourage renewable energy development and establish a cap-and-trade market that would penalize fossil-fuel use. But Crist's plans were shredded by the Republican Legislature and his...
  • McCain, 10 Other Senators Diss The Climate Bill [still wants "rational" action on climate change]

    08/07/2009 9:31:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 1,068+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 2009-08-07 | Jay Yarow
    Before the Senate takes its summer break, a handful of Senators are taking a chance to trash the climate bill. A group of moderate Senators wrote a letter to Barack Obama telling him that they cannot support the climate bill unless it's further weakend ease the burden of cap and trade policies. Seperately, John McCain ripped the bill while talking to Stephen Moore at the Wall Street Journal. . . . . . Over at the Wall Street Journal, John McCain takes a harder stance, saying, "this 1,400-page bill is a farce. They bought every industry off—steel mills, agriculture, utilities...I...
  • Hardware problem blamed on NASA satellite crash (Orbiting Carbon Observatory)

    07/17/2009 3:26:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1,884+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/09 | Alicia Chang - ap
    LOS ANGELES – A piece of rocket hardware failed to separate during the launch of a NASA climate satellite earlier this year, causing it crash back to Earth, according to an accident summary released Friday. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory splashed into the ocean near Antarctica on Feb. 24, minutes after lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a Taurus rocket. A team of space experts appointed by NASA to investigate the mishap said the nose cone that protects the satellite did not come off as planned. Although the investigators could not pinpoint the exact cause for the...
  • 2010 - (When adults again take over) Great article by a good author.

    07/15/2009 5:03:52 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies · 906+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7/15/09 | Peter Ferrara
    Next year's elections are going to produce a political earthquake. That is because we currently suffer the most left-wing government in our nation's history. After just 6 months in office, the flower children that rule Washington in overwhelming numbers are already smashing through all records regarding federal taxes, spending, deficits, and debt. Obama and his ultra-left Democrats adopted a so-called stimulus bill raising spending a trillion dollars that never had a prayer of actually creating jobs and promoting long-term economic growth, because it was based entirely on old-fashioned, brain dead, proven to fail, Keynesian economics. Though we would have to...
  • Combative Start to Senate Climate Hearings (Jim Inhofe Update)

    07/08/2009 12:05:23 AM PDT · by flattorney · 6 replies · 1,096+ views
    The Inhofe EPW Press Blog ^ | July 7, 2009 | Matt Dempsey
    “Combative Start to Senate Climate Hearings” – “Climate Fight: The Senate Tackles Global Warming Bill” – “Dem: Long Battle Ahead of Us” – “Senators Draw Battle Lines on Cap-and-Trade” News Round-Up: EPW Kicks Off Latest Global Warming Debate    Watch: Democrat Senator: "Long Battle Ahead of Us" on Global Warming Bill  Link Bond: The American People Deserve Answers on the Costs of Democrats’ Cap and Trade Bill to Family Budgets, Lost Jobs, Press Release, July 07, 2009: U.S. Senator Kit Bond today called on Democrats to tell the American people the truth about the cost of their cap and trade legislation to...
  • Green Nonsense

    07/04/2009 8:54:14 PM PDT · by NoCmpromiz · 17 replies · 658+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | July 04, 2009 | Jack Kelly
    AN UNUSUALLY cold winter (it snowed in Saudi Arabia and Iraq; temperatures fell to minus 80 degrees in Siberia) has been followed by an unusually cool spring (it snowed in North Dakota in June for the first time in 60 years). This may be why only 42 percent of respondents in a June Rasmussen poll published think human activity is causing global warming, and many who do don't see it as a serious problem. In a Gallup poll in March, warming ranked last among eight environmental concerns. To combat a problem which probably doesn't exist, the House narrowly passed last...
  • Scientists to Congress: 'Sky is not falling'

    07/02/2009 3:20:48 AM PDT · by Man50D · 38 replies · 1,582+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 01, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A team of scientists with years of expertise in climate issues has written an open letter to Congress, warning members that, "The sky is not falling," and global warming alarmism is unproven. The letter was signed by physics professors Robert H. Austin and William Happer of Princeton, environmental sciences professor S. Fred Singer of the University of Virginia, retired manager for strategic planning at ExxonMobil Roger Cohen, physics professor (emeritus) Harold W. Lewis at UC-Santa Barbara and others. Their names trail long lists of initials including APS or the American Physical Society, AAAS or the American Association for the Advancement...
  • America's New Name

    07/02/2009 3:52:51 AM PDT · by truthingod · 7 replies · 510+ views
    July 2, 2009 | truthingod
    The current push for the climate control policy by this administration will destroy America as we know it. In a sense, this effort appears quite like the effort that Nimrod of old tried in building the tower of Babel. The efforts by the climate change people are actually trying to determine their own destiny apart from God. The Bible says this earth is headed for an end someday. It will be replaced by a new heaven and a new earth. Yet, these folks act like they will decide if that can happen. They act as if their monumental effort will...