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  • Who Is Most To Blame For Climate Change?

    07/24/2014 10:15:40 AM PDT · by lbryce · 66 replies
    NPR ^ | July 24, 2014 | Barbra J King
    Here in southeastern Virginia, our biggest city, Norfolk, is saddled with an unwanted claim to fame. As The Washington Post has reported, Norfolk is the place "where normal tides have risen 1.5 feet over the past century and the sea is rising faster than anywhere else on the East Coast." NPR notes that the Norfolk area "is particularly vulnerable because the land is sinking as sea levels are rising." Scientists from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science here at the College of William and Mary predict, according to the Post article, that "if current trends hold, by the end of...
  • National Hockey League Partners with Natural Resources Defense Council on Climate Hysteria

    07/24/2014 6:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/24/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced a partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to promote climate hysteria. The NHL “says it's confronting climate change to help ensure ice hockey’s long-term survival. 'We need winter weather,' NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman, said in a statement Monday. 'We have a vested interest in this cause.'”
  • POLL: USA Leads World in 'Climate Change Denial’

    07/23/2014 8:03:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/23/2014 | unknown
    A new poll offers details on the way citizens of the world think about climate change, and U.S. participants are looking particularly ignorant to the risks of global warming. Only one in four Americans said climate change was a "major threat," making the U.S. the least concerned nation.
  • White House Unveils Climate Change Initiatives

    07/16/2014 10:03:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 16, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    MISSOULA, Mont. — President Obama will announce a series of climate change initiatives on Wednesday. The actions, involving a variety of federal agencies, were among the recommendations of the president’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness, a group of 26 officials who have worked since November to develop the proposals. One of the projects involves shoring up the power supply during climate catastrophes, and the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday will award $236.3 million. The United States Geological Survey and other federal agencies will spend $13.1 million to develop advanced three-dimensional mapping data. The new initiatives...
  • Skeptic of Climate Change Finds Himself a Target of Suspicion

    07/15/2014 1:33:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 15, 2014 | By MICHAEL WINES
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — John Christy, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Alabama here, says he remembers the morning he spotted a well-known colleague at a gathering of climate experts. “I walked over and held out my hand to greet him,” Dr. Christy recalled. “He looked me in the eye and he said, ‘No.’ I said, ‘Come on, shake hands with me.’ And he said, ‘No.'  ” Dr. Christy is an outlier on what the vast majority of his colleagues consider to be a matter of consensus: that global warming is both settled science and a dire threat. He...
  • Moore’s Law: CO2 Good; Climate Change Bunk; Greens Follow Religious Fundamentalism

    06/23/2014 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    “Climate change” is a theory for which there is “no scientific proof at all” says the co-founder of Greenpeace. And the green movement has become a “combination of extreme political ideology and religious fundamentalism rolled into one.” Patrick Moore, a Canadian environmentalist who helped found Greenpeace in the Seventies but subsequently left in protest at its increasingly extreme, anti-scientific, anti-capitalist stance, argues that the green position on climate change fails the most basic principles of the scientific method. “The certainty among many scientists that humans are the main cause of climate change, including global warming, is not based on the...
  • Supreme Court: EPA can regulate greenhouse gas emissions, with some limits

    06/23/2014 9:58:21 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/23/2014 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday mostly validated the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to regulate power plant and factory emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, while imposing some limits on the agency’s reach. The justices said the EPA could not rewrite specific standards written into the law, but they still handed the Obama administration and environmentalists a big victory by agreeing there was another way for the EPA to carry out its program.
  • The scandal of fiddled global warming dataThe US has actually been cooling since the Thirties,

    06/22/2014 7:29:20 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/10916086/The-scandal-of-fiddled-global-warming-data.htm | June 21 2014 | Christopher Booker
    Full Title: "The scandal of fiddled global warming data The US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record" When future generations try to understand how the world got carried away around the end of the 20th century by the panic over global warming, few things will amaze them more than the part played in stoking up the scare by the fiddling of official temperature data. There was already much evidence of this seven years ago, when I was writing my history of the scare, The Real Global Warming Disaster. But now another damning example has...
  • Obama to UIC graduates: Climate change deniers ignoring science

    06/14/2014 1:08:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 43 replies
    SF Gate ^ | June 16, 2014 | NEDRA PICKLER
    President Barack Obama said denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese, as he issued a call to action on global warming to Saturday's graduates of the University of California, Irvine. Obama issued a call to action to the tens of thousands gathered at Angel Stadium even though he said Congress "is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence" and say climate change is a hoax or fad. "Many others duck the question by saying, 'Hey, I'm not a scientist,'" Obama said in remarks prepared for delivery. "Let me translate: what that...
  • Obama says climate change deniers ignoring science

    06/14/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2014 | NEDRA PICKLER
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama said denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese, as he issued a call to action on global warming to Saturday's graduates of the University of California, Irvine.
  • 22 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change

    06/11/2014 2:59:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 11, 2014 | by LESLIE BAEHR
    Major negative effects of climate change are here now and they're only getting worse. We've gathered some notable effects of climate change below. 1. Climate change will be insanely expensive. 2. Hundreds of millions of people may be displaced by 2050. 3. Dengue and malaria could spread in the U.S. 4. Western wildfires could burn up to eight times as much land by 2100. 5. An additional 8% of the world population will experience water scarcity by 2100. 6. Hurricanes could become up to 11% more intense and 20% wetter by 2100. 7. Four times as many New Yorkers could...
  • Climate Blues: How Environmentalists Chill Out in a Warming World

    05/24/2014 8:51:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 24, 2014 | BY MIGUEL LLANOS
    Studies warning of an Antarctic ice sheet collapse. A wildfire season that could shatter records. Shellfish eaten away by oceans turned more acidic due to greenhouse gases. U.N. and U.S. reports stating that climate change is advancing more quickly. Everyone gets down about their work from time to time, but for environmentalists, they can sometimes quite literally be dealing with the end of the world as we know it. “It’s hard to stay perky when scientists conclude that tragedy, such as the loss of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is inevitable,” says Denis Hayes, a veteran activist who co-founded Earth...
  • Study rejected for publication because it was 'less than helpful' to the climate cause

    05/16/2014 11:47:16 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 41 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 16th 2014 | Ben Spencer
    A scientific study which suggests global warming has been exaggerated was rejected by a respected journal because it might fuel climate scepticism, it was claimed last night. The alarming intervention, which raises fears of ‘McCarthyist’ pressure for environmental scientists to conform, came after a reviewer said the research was ‘less than helpful’ to the climate cause. Professor Lennart Bengtsson, a research fellow at the University of Reading and one of five authors of the study, said he suspected that intolerance of dissenting views on climate science was preventing his paper from being published. If he and his four co-authors are...
  • When asked about climate change, here's what Marco Rubio said [email from obama - barf alert]

    05/15/2014 6:11:47 PM PDT · by upchuck · 17 replies
    Friend -- In case you missed it, a sitting United States senator just doubled down on doubting climate science. Senator Marco Rubio said in an interview this week that he didn't believe scientists are right in stating that human activity is affecting climate change. Sometimes you just have to call it like you see it: Marco Rubio is a climate change denier. By our count, there are more than 130 of them in Congress. For anyone who knows how serious this issue is, that denial is dangerous. We need to fight back against climate change denial every single time we...
  • Climate Science Defector Forced to Resign by Alarmist 'Fatwa'

    05/14/2014 1:48:01 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 May, 2014 | James Delingpole
    Professor Lennart Bengtsson - the leading scientist who three weeks ago signalled his defection to the climate sceptic camp by joining the board of the Global Warming Policy Foundation - has now dramatically been forced to resign from his position. His views on the weakness of the "consensus" haven't changed. But as he admits in his resignation letter, he has been so badly bullied by his alarmist former colleagues that he is worried his health and career will suffer. Bengtsson's recruitment by the GWPF (the London-based think tank set up by former Chancellor Lord Lawson) represented a huge coup for...
  • Annual emissions from Keystone pipeline would be one-tenth of what’s produced by … cow farts

    05/05/2014 5:06:17 PM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 5/5/2014 | alphapundit
    I was torn between posting this animal-themed instant classic from WaPo and the news today about scientists reverse-engineering aging in mice by using young blood. But then I remembered an ironclad rule of blogging: When in doubt, go with the news story that involves farting. Besides, we cover stuff about elderly vampirism of the young all the time. Given the “creative” uses to which infant tissue is already put, it’s too depressing to spitball where a “young blood” industry might lead. So let’s stick with cow farts. I’m not even going to quote from WaPo’s story. Just eyeball this graph...
  • What Are The “Ten” Most-Common FALSE “Scientific CAGW” Claims That Are Thrown at Skeptics?

    05/02/2014 4:13:14 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 12 replies
    http://www.wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 2 May 2014 | RACookPE1978
    What Are The “Ten” Most-Common FALSE CAGW “Scientific” Claims and Exaggerations That Are Most Often Thrown in the Faces of Skeptics and Realists? Now, I know how “I” would answer each challenge – and I “have” answered these same challenges and accusations many different times in probably as many different ways But, I’m not the only one they are accusing, the only one the CAGW religion is attacking because of our skepticism. SO, what “accusations” and “questions” am I missing? How have you ( the readers) responded – or have not been able to respond to each challenge? Further, I...
  • Inslee task force to tackle issue of carbon emissions

    05/01/2014 4:25:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Spokesman-Review (WA) ^ | April 30, 2014 | by Jim Camden
    OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee appointed a new task force to find ways for Washington to reduce carbon emissions as part of an executive order to fight climate change. At a speech at Shoreline Community College on Tuesday, Inslee outlined goals in an order that calls for less carbon pollution and more clean energy sources, including a reduction in electricity generated by coal-fired power plants and increased use of electric vehicles and mass transit.
  • Obama EPA Chief McCarthy: Pollution Holds African-Americans Back [ How will amnesty reduce Carbon?]

    04/29/2014 9:19:25 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 29 2014 | W Hudson
    Regina "Gina" McCarthy, President Obama's chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, has essentially called pollution a force of racism in the US, saying that pollution is "holding back millions of African-Americans." McCarthy made even more strange comments at an April 24 appearance at Clark Atlanta University sponsored by the Hip Hop Caucus, a non-profit group that claims to "mobilize, educate, and engage young people... in elections, policymaking and service projects."
  • Slowest start to tornado season on record...

    04/20/2014 9:38:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 37 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | April 19, 2014 | Marc Morano
    Slowest start to #tornado season on record through 4/17 http://twitpic.com/e1huhr based on inflation adjusted tornado trends. https://twitter.com/wxbrad/status/457374046020440064
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    04/20/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 4/20/14 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.</p>
  • Ikea Plans 'Green' Meatballs to Help Tackle Climate Change

    04/18/2014 3:38:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/17 | Emily Gosden
    'Veg balls' to be launched as eco-friendly alternative to famous Swedish meatballs, which Ikea admits are damaging the planetIkea is developing a new 'green' version of its famous Swedish meatballs in order to cut carbon emissions and help tackle climate change, the retailer has revealed. The flat-pack furniture giant sells an estimated 150 million meatballs, made from beef and pork, in its cafes each year. But the popular snack is also the least environmentally-friendly item on the Ikea menu, because of high carbon dioxide emissions involved in the farming process and high methane gas emissions from cattle. Ikea is so...
  • Climate change cult has to shout louder to be heard amid public skepticism

    04/16/2014 5:13:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2014 | by Cal Thomas
    The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention, and polls show “climate change” barely registers on a list of voters' concerns. This can only mean, as losing politicians like to say, that their message isn’t getting through. What to do? Why, shout louder, of course. A recent story in the New York Times sought to help alarmists raise the decibel level: “The countries of the world have dragged their feet so long on global warming that the situation is now critical, experts appointed by the United Nations reported...
  • Obama targets climate change in wildfire strategy

    04/09/2014 4:40:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 9, 2014 | By Timothy Cama
    The Obama administration released a comprehensive strategy document Wednesday aimed at reducing wildfires, which it says are being exacerbated by climate change. The strategy recommends preventive measures like controlled burns, municipal and state zoning to reduce the effects of sprawl and incorporating watersheds into local management plans. “As climate change spurs extended droughts and longer fire seasons, this collaborative wildfire blueprint will help us restore forests and rangelands to make communities less vulnerable to catastrophic fire,” said Jack Boots, acting chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality.
  • Call climate change what it is: violence

    04/09/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 46 replies
    If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car. But if you're tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every...
  • Liberal study: CNN misled on global warming coverage because it allowed debate

    04/07/2014 9:49:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3:12 PM 04/07/2014
    The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a report claiming that CNN got climate science “wrong” in 30 percent of its segments on global warming largely because they allowed actual debate to happen on man-made global warming. UCS noted that allowing debate on the subject “suggests that established climate science is still widely debated among scientists” and allows global warming skeptics to confuse the public with their dissenting comments. “The biggest step that CNN could take to increase accuracy is to stop hosting debates about established climate science and instead focus debates on whether and how to respond to climate...
  • Kilimanjaro glaciers just won’t die – ‘nowhere near extinction’

    04/07/2014 7:02:58 PM PDT · by Uncle Lonny · 38 replies
    Watts Up With That? blog ^ | April 7, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    "America’s renowned climatologist, professor Lonnie Thompson in 2002 projected that the snow on the summit of Africa’s highest mountain would completely disappear between 2015 and 2020, thanks to global warming. But 12 years down the lane now, local ecologists who have been monitoring the trend say the ice, in fact, remains steady and it is nowhere near extinction"
  • Science or Spin?: Assessing the Accuracy of Cable News Coverage of Climate Science

    04/07/2014 3:16:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Accuracy varies significantly across major cable news outlets. All of them can take steps to improve their coverage of climate science. To gauge how accurately these networks inform their audiences about climate change, UCS analyzed the networks' climate science coverage in 2013 and found that each network treated climate science very differently. Fox News was the least accurate; 72 percent of its 2013 climate science-related segments contained misleading statements. CNN was in the middle, with about a third of segments featuring misleading statements. MSNBC was the most accurate, with only eight percent of segments containing misleading statements * Mutual acceptance...
  • UN climate panel chair calls for 'enlightenment'

    04/07/2014 1:54:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/7/14 | FRank Jordans - ap
    BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations scientific panel on climate change urged diplomats and scientists to show "enlightenment" Monday, as they began a weeklong meeting aimed at spelling out in plain terms what options the world has if it wants to prevent catastrophic global warming. Delegates at the closed-doors meeting in Berlin need to tackle a number of sensitive issues, including how best to cut carbon emissions and how to share the cost of shifting away from the fossil fuels that are largely blamed for producing the gases that are heating the planet. Their conclusions will feed...
  • The game is up for climate change believer

    04/07/2014 2:17:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04/07/2014 | Charles Moore
    Most of us pay some attention to the weather forecast. If it says it will rain in your area tomorrow, it probably will. But if it says the same for a month, let alone a year, later, it is much less likely to be right. There are too many imponderables. The theory of global warming is a gigantic weather forecast for a century or more. However interesting the scientific inquiries involved, therefore, it can have almost no value as a prediction. Yet it is as a prediction that global warming (or, as we are now ordered to call it in...
  • Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

    04/05/2014 2:32:20 PM PDT · by digger48 · 23 replies
    wthr/AP ^ | Apr 05, 2014 | Frank Jordans,
    BERLIN - After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating the planet. It is also trying to give estimates on what it would cost. In the third report of a landmark climate assessment, the IPCC is expected to say that to...
  • Leading climate researcher asked to be removed from UN study over its “alarmist, silly” statements

    03/31/2014 1:53:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, their foremost and super-cereal authoritative body on the matter, released phase two of their four-part report they compile every so often to make recommendations to policymakers the world over about how much the world is warming and what to do about it. As Jeff already noted this morning, this latest issue is replete with dire warnings about food security and declining crop yields, economic shocks, drought and water supplies, regional conflicts and war, and etcetera. So, in a nutshell, the same type of catastrophic warnings that progressive environmentalists have been prophesying for...
  • HATE WEEK on the Climate Certainty Channel™

    03/30/2014 12:48:18 PM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 3/30/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Apparently, being uncertain about climate certainty is a crime worth jail time climate-hate-week What a week this has been. In preparation for the release of the IPCC Working Group II report, hate speech against climate skeptics seems to have ramped up and turned into a week-long unreality show. The proprietors and cheerleaders of the Climate Certainty Channel™ seem to be ever more sure of impending doom caused by (take your pick) global warming – climate change – climate disruption. Here is a summary of the feature programs this past week.
  • A history of the disastrous global warming hoax

    03/28/2014 3:06:06 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Alan Caruba
    "It is the greatest deception in history and the extent of the damage has yet to be exposed and measured," says Dr. Tim Ball in his new book, "The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science."
  • New ‘impossible to ignore’ climate data spin initiative announced by the White House (other NGO;s)

    03/19/2014 8:47:08 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Watts up With That? ^ | March 19, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    From the White House, courtesy of John Podesta and John P. Holdren, comes this announcement of a new initiative to provide repackaged NOAA/NCDC data in a  way that supposedly helps “state and local leaders on the front lines of climate change”. It comes  with an emphasis on the supposed climate link to extreme weather events, that even the IPCC backpedaled on and Nature said in an editorial aren’t real enough to endorse because it is a dead issue.The initiative was unveiled on Wednesday and claims to be aimed at giving communities data to prepare for the effects of climate change, saying...
  • US college professor demands imprisonment for climate-change deniers

    03/17/2014 11:57:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/17/2014 | Eric Owens
    An assistant philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology wants to send people who disagree with him about global warming to jail. The professor is Lawrence Torcello. Last week, he published a 900-word-plus essay at an academic website called The Conversation. Torcello, who has a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, explains that there are times when criminal negligence and “science misinformation” must be linked. The threat of climate change, he says, is one of those times. Throughout the piece, he refers to the bizarre political aftermath of an earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy, which saw six scientists imprisoned for six...
  • After missing talk-a-thon, (exempt NC RAT Kay) Hagan speaks out on climate change

    03/15/2014 3:35:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    News Observer ^ | 3/14/14 | Renee Schoof
    **SNIP** “This current path is unsustainable, and we must take steps now to slow and stop the effects of climate change.” Hagan also brought out her own record as a state senator, and said she was proud of it. She mentioned that she had supported a mandatory renewable energy standard and a law that required emissions reductions from coal-fired power plants. She also cited efforts in North Carolina to develop clean energy technology. Hagan wrapped up with a call for Democrats and Republicans to work together on “commonsense measures” on energy, without spelling out what that might be. Congress hasn’t...
  • Climate Scientist: Liberals Will Use Carbon Tax to Make Government Bigger

    03/13/2014 6:36:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 13, 2014 - 1:16 PM | Melanie Hunter
    At a hearing Thursday on the Keystone oil pipeline, James Hansen, former director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, testified before Congress that 100 percent of the proceeds from a proposed carbon tax should go to the public, because liberals will try to use part of it to “make the government bigger.” “An important point is that such legislation I think needs to be introduced by conservatives, because I’m afraid liberals will try to take part of the money to make the government bigger. Not one dime should go to the government. 100 percent should go to the public,”...
  • Dance Monkeys! Senate Democrats and Campaign “Green”

    03/13/2014 12:14:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Monday night in the U.S. Senate, something historic happened. Democrats took to the floor and demanded…um…nothing, really. And they weren’t going to leave until…they felt like it, I guess. That was the gist of the PR stunt known as “#Up4Climate” on Twitter. It was a filibuster that wasn’t really a filibuster that sought to draw attention to an issue progressives have deemed so important they have not offered or attempted to pass anything on since they took control of the Senate in 2007. That’s right, Senate Democrats have no legislation to address the coming “doom” they predict from the Artist...
  • Climate Change: Causes and Implications of "the Pause" (My Quotation Marks)

    03/05/2014 3:59:03 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Climate, Etc ^ | March 4, 2014 | Judith A Curry
    Causes and Implications of the Growing Divergence between climate model simulations and observations For the past 15+ years, there has been no increase in global average surface temperature, which has been referred to as a ‘hiatus’ in global warming. By contrast, estimates of expected warming in the first several decades of 21st century made by the IPCC AR4 were 0.2C/decade. This talk summarizes the recent CMIP5 climate model simulation results and comparisons with observational data. The most recent climate model simulations used in the AR5 indicate that the warming stagnation since 1998 is no longer consistent with model projections even...
  • The car that runs on AIR: Peugot reveals plans for hybrid set to hit the streets next year

    02/26/2014 1:07:24 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 118 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    Peugeot has revealed plans to begin selling the first air powered car next year. Based on a Peugeot 208, it will combine a normal engine with a radical new system that runs on compressed air. The firm says the car could reduce petrol bills by 80% when driven in cities.
  • JOHN KERRY SINKS TO CLIMATE MCCARTHYISM

    02/25/2014 12:49:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 25, 2014 | James Taylor
    This article originally appeared on heartland.org.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sunk to climate McCarthyism last week, calling scientists at NASA, NOAA, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and other prestigious research institutions “shoddy scientists” and members of “the Flat Earth Society” because they don’t agree with Kerry and President Barack Obama on global warming issues. Fortunately for science, and unfortunately for Kerry, the Scientific Method encourages rather than blackballs critical inquiry and scientific debate. If that were not the case, people would indeed still believe the Earth is flat. Even so, more than 31,000 scientists have signed a summary of the...
  • NY Times Cartoon Suggests 'Climate-Change Deniers' Should Be Stabbed to Death

    02/24/2014 7:15:35 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 2/23/2014 | Jack Coleman
    Editorial cartoons often aren't pretty, to paraphrase Steve Martin's observation about the perils of comedy. But one found in the Opinion section of today's New York Times is downright ugly. The cartoon, alluding to this year's brutal winter, suggests U.S. Department of Commerce "Strategies for Dealing With the 2014 Icicle Surplus." Among them are using icicles as "locally sourced hydration devices," "temporary doorsteps," and "brainteasers for dogs." Then comes a suggestion that one immediately looks at again, in disgust and disbelief -- icicles can also be used as "self-destructing sabers for dispatching climate-change deniers." (Entire cartoon shown after the jump)...
  • The World’s Volcanic Past and Future

    02/21/2014 7:27:43 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/21/2014 | Alan Caruba
    While Americans coped with massive snowfalls in the South, Midwest and Northeast, a dramatic volcanic eruption occurred on February 13th in Indonesia when Mount Kelud in the province of East Java erupted so loudly it could be heard 120 miles away. It is one of 130 volcanos in the world’s fourth most populous nation, located on the “ring of fire” volcanic belt around the shores of the Pacific Ocean. About 200,000 people were affected and more than 76,000 had to be evacuated according to Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency. The affect was dramatic, shutting down an airport in Indonesia’s second...
  • No, Mr. President, drought and climate change aren't linked

    02/19/2014 11:55:17 AM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2014 | Masthead Editorial
    There is much to be said about the Obama administration's linkage of California's extreme drought and global warming. For starters, President Obama and John Holdren, his chief science advisor, should spend a little time in the United States Global Change Research Program's library. There they will find the U.S. government's recently updated 2008 study on the issue, “Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate.” The study notes that the 1930s and 1950s were drier than the current decade and concludes that “droughts have, for the most part, become shorter, less frequent, and cover a smaller portion of the U....
  • Obama: ‘Unchecked’ Carbon Pollution Had ‘Severe Impacts on Our Weather’

    02/18/2014 8:26:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 18, 2014 - 12:33 PM | Melanie Hunter
    While announcing new fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said “unchecked” carbon pollution prior to his administration’s efforts to raise fuel economy standards “was having severe impacts on our weather.” “Carbon pollution was going unchecked, which was having severe impacts on our weather,” Obama said in a speech at a Safeway distribution center in Upper Marlboro, MD. For decades, fuel efficiency standards had been “stuck in neutral, even as other kinds of technology leapt forward,” the president said. The economy was “vulnerable to fluctuations in oil prices.” …
  • Gingrich calls for Sec. Kerry to resign over global warming remarks

    02/18/2014 9:40:28 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 18,2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich took to Twitter to call for Secretary of State John Kerry to resign for calling global warming the “world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” Gingrich, a failed Republican presidential candidate, tweeted out his disgust with Kerry’s comments (Note: He spells Kerry’s name wrong in the tweets): Does kerrey really believe global warming more dangerous than north Korean and iranian nukes? More than Russian and Chinese nukes? Really? ? — Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 18, 2014 On his trip to Indonesia, Kerry said that global warming is “the world’s largest weapon of...
  • Meteorologist: 'We've Forgotten How to Be Cold' (that is because of climate warming...)

    02/17/2014 4:36:02 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Meteorologist: 'We've Forgotten How to Be Cold' February 17, 2014 - 5:40 PM By Melanie Hunter (CNSNews.com) - J. Marshall Shepherd, former head of the American Meteorological Society, told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that people have "forgotten how to be cold or deal with snowstorms," because there are so few big storms "and that is because of climate warming." "I'm not quite ready to say that this snowstorm we saw this week or last week is caused by global warming or climate change, but one thing I will emphasize, I think we're forgotten how to be cold or...
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy Confuses Arctic with Antarctic at Global Warming Debate

    02/17/2014 2:55:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Arctic, Antarctic, who cares? The science is settled. Just look at this hockey stick. So what if it’s really a baseball bat. The science is settled, I tell you. We settled it one weekend and now it’s settled for good. At 8 min. 30 seconds in, Nye holds up a picture of Arctic and asks: ‘Would you say that the Antarctic has less ice than it used to?’Climate Depot’s Answer: NO! See: Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is on track to have highest minimum in modern satellite era! – ‘Sea Ice Extent is 27.4% above normal as of Feb 7 2014′Er,...
  • Climate scientists slam Obama science czar’s ‘pseudo-science rambling’ on global warming

    02/16/2014 6:03:33 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/14/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    The night before President Barack Obama was set to address Californians stricken by a prolonged drought, White House science czar Dr. John Holdren told reporters that virtually all weather is being impacted by climate change and that droughts were getting “more frequent, they’re getting longer and they’re getting dryer.” Two prominent climate scientists disagree. Former NASA scientist Dr. Roy Spencer and University of Colorado climate scientist Roger Pielke, Jr. slammed Holdren for his “pseudo-science rambling.” (snip) Obama headed out west to California on Friday to announce his plan to create a $1 billion “Climate Resilience Fund” to help localities deal...