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  • Environmentalists claim contraception, Agenda 21 will end global warming

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 6, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com)—While President Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius claim contraceptives can lower health care costs, influential environmentalist activists say birth control may save the world from the scourge of global warming. At a think tank conference last week, activists promoted Agenda 21 and United Nations climate change meetings, claiming that promotion of lower fertility rates “trumps almost anything else” and that the average 14-year-old girl “needs to know how to have” sex “for her pleasure.” The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars held the hearing, “Women’s Health: Key to Climate Adaptation Strategies” last Tuesday. Participants asked,...
  • Global annualized temperature – “full of [snip] up to their eyebrows”

    03/05/2012 10:17:09 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | March 4, 2012 | Guest Post by Dr. Robert Brown,
    Physics Dept. Duke University [elevated from comments] Dr. Brown mentions “global temperature” several times. I’d like to know what he thinks of this.Dr. Brown thinks that this is a very nice piece of work, and is precisely the reason that he said that anybody who claims to know the annualized average temperature of the Earth, or the Ocean, to 0.05 K is, as the saying goes, full of [snip] up to their eyebrows.What I think one can define is an average “Global Temperature” — noting well the quotes — by following some fixed and consistent rule that goes from a...
  • New Study Shows A Clear Millennial Solar Impact Throughout Holocene (The Sun is in Control)

    03/04/2012 7:59:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | March 4, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Key Points High resolution SST and SSS reconstruction off Cape HatterasLow salinity anomaly (3.5-5.2 ka): absence of Labrador current influenceMillenial NAO pattern and solar variability Emphatic Blow To CO2 Warmists – New Study Shows A Clear Millennial Solar Impact Throughout HoloceneBy Pierre Gosselin (reposted from No Tricks Zone with permission) A new paper titled High-resolution sea surface reconstructions off Cape Hatteras over the last 10 ka appearing just recently in the AGU Paleoceanography Journal authored by Caroline Cléroux et al provides further, clear evidence of a major solar impact on climate during the Holocene. Hat/tip: http://kaltesonne.de/.According to the paper’s abstract,...
  • The sun is still in a funk: sunspot numbers are dropping when they should be rising

    03/03/2012 7:52:20 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | March 2, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    The sunspot number for February from SIDC is down again, to 33.1Here’s the source of that data: http://sidc.oma.be/DATA/monthssn.datSo far, cycle 24 is significantly lower in SSN number that the last three cycles, in addition to having a delayed start. While the delta of the drop in Feb 2012 is not unusual by itself, it is the lowest observed value of the last three cycles this far into a new cycle.Compared to the entire data set back to 1749, which I’ve plotted below……it shows cycle 24 so far to be on par with cycle 12 and cycle 6 in amplitude.While this...
  • History Channel

    03/02/2012 3:41:51 PM PST · by Crapgame · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The History Channel
    Earth 2100. Any Freepers seen this scaremongering future docu-drama? Makes New York City out to be the hope of mankind and a green utopia. Gratuitous use of Obama's green alternatives speeches and a sickening narrative by some fictional character. John Podesta, Van Jones and other alleged experts offer their opinions on civilization's fall. Then of course an apocalyptic future when man's attempts to reverse Globull Warming fail.
  • The Gas of Life

    03/01/2012 7:12:55 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies · 3+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | February 29, 2012 | By Jim Goodridge – former California State Climatologist
    The Gas of Life Posted on February 29, 2012 by Anthony Watts By Jim Goodridge – former California State ClimatologistPhotosynthesis simply stated is 6CO2 + 6H2O + photons = C6H12O6+6O2. It is suggested by the relative abundances of atmospheric CO2 and O2, That CO2 is a quite active material and it is always in short supply.Plant growth is basically the chemical reaction of storing solar energy. Chemical reactions generally double with an increase of 10°F. Rising temperatures cause CO2 to boil out of ocean water. Rising temperature and CO2 concentration both stimulate plant growth. Our atmosphere originally contained about 30...
  • Why the Global Warming Skeptics Are Wrong ( Author is an Ecconomist....his science ???)

    02/29/2012 8:18:58 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies · 1+ views
    nybooks.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | William D. Nordhaus
    The threat of climate change is an increasingly important environmental issue for the globe. Because the economic questions involved have received relatively little attention, I have been writing a nontechnical book for people who would like to see how market-based approaches could be used to formulate policy on climate change. When I showed an early draft to colleagues, their response was that I had left out the arguments of skeptics about climate change, and I accordingly addressed this at length.But one of the difficulties I found in examining the views of climate skeptics is that they are scattered widely in...
  • The Guardian: CO2 Apocalypse Now! Volcanoes, earthquakes, awaken subterranean giants

    02/29/2012 7:13:04 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    JoNova ^ | February 29th, 2012 | | Joanne
    The Guardian “Climate change will shake the Earth” (parroted by the SMH) is feeding the pagan masses who worship The God CO2. Which would be fine, except they pretend that it’s science when it’s the “hell” part of any religion. If you drive your SUV too far you, sinner, will bear the blame for earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides. The mystery, we wonder, is why they forgot pestilence and plagues?! Try this on. I’m quoting them: “So what – geologically speaking – can we look forward to if we continue to pump out greenhouse gases at the current hell-for-leather rate?” “we...
  • Best – warming – headline – evah---BBC -- Global Warming is Making the World Colder

    02/28/2012 7:12:13 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 28, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    I’ve been getting a lot of pressure to cover the story by warmspinner Richard Black over at the BBC about a supposed feedback between Arctic sea ice and colder, snowier, winters in the UK and the EU. For example, WUWT “elftone” says: Richard Black of the BBC – despite getting his head handed to him on a platter twice recently – is spinning like crazy about snowy winters. The cause is shrinking arctic ice. No, really :). I’m amazed he’s able to stand:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17143269 I’ve been resisting covering this for a little bit, because I knew sooner or later some MSM...
  • Lying and deception can be justified, says climate change ethics expert ( Need the $$$)

    02/27/2012 12:06:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Bishop Hill blog ^ | Feb 27, 2012 | Bishop Hill
    James Garvey, a philosopher and the author of The Ethics of Climate Change has written a defence of Peter Gleick at the Guardian:What Heartland is doing is harmful, because it gets in the way of public consensus and action. Was Gleick right to lie to expose Heartland and maybe stop it from causing further delay to action on climate change? If his lie has good effects overall – if those who take Heartland's money to push scepticism are dismissed as shills, if donors pull funding after being exposed in the press – then perhaps on balance he did the right...
  • Gleick declares in Mann’s book review (after phishing Heartland) – “there IS a war on”

    02/26/2012 10:00:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 5+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | February 25, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From Amazon’s list of Gleick book reviews hereMust read — for the real history of the climate debate and the war by deniers,February 8, 2012 This review is from: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines (Hardcover) Michael Mann — a world class scientist and communicator about the seriousness of climate change — has finally put all of the recent history (sordid, indeed) about climate denial, attacks on climate scientists, and serial and intentional efforts by climate “skeptics” and “deniers” (a word many of them self-apply) into a book. As the title suggests, there IS...
  • The Funding Imbalance ( AGW Cult vs the Skeptic's Heartland Institute)

    02/26/2012 9:41:45 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Mr Worthing (Blog) ^ | Sunday, 26 February 2012 | Malcolm
    Richard North at the EU Referendum blog provides some interesting comment regarding funding. While the warmists are successfully focusing attention on the minor-league operations of the Heartland Institute, with a total budget for all its issues, which include health care, education, and technology policy, of around $4.4 million, their own funding arrangements, amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars, are largely evading scrutiny. .... The Climate Works Foundation, though, is of special interest as it was in 2008, awarded $460,800,000 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a grant-making organisation with assets of $7.2 billion, which disbursed $353,400,000 in grants...
  • The Gleick affair is further proof of the warmists' endless credulity ( But UK funding continues)

    02/25/2012 9:25:26 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Sunday 26 February 2012 | Christopher Booker
    Dr Peter Gleick provides more evidence that the supporters of the Cause will stop at nothing. Magical thinking: a rainmaker in Kenya, whose credibility is being funded by British taxpayers Photo: DFID/International Development Research Centre/Thomas Omondi What a very odd situation we find ourselves in, due to the extraordinary transformation in recent years of the so-called debate over global warming. Last week, The Sunday Telegraph reported that, as part of Britain’s overseas aid budget, the Department for International Development is well on the way to spending Ł1.5 billion on a mass of climate-related projects across the world. These range from...
  • EPA Budget Judgment Day Coming Up

    02/25/2012 3:42:23 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 2+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | February 25, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    I’d ask EPA’s Lisa Jackson about the legality of “disappearing” the over $468,000 dollars in grants to Peter Gleick’s Pacific Institute from the EPA grants database, then putting them back, all without any public notice. Since 2007, Gleick’s PI has received over 1 million in taxpayer’s money. In 2007 they got $647,000 dollars in two grants from the EPA, which also “disappeared” this week. When an FOIA request was made to the EPA, they mysteriously returned. Showdown at the EPA corralSource: Junk Science By Steve MilloyMarch 2 should be a date that lives in infamy for the Obama Environmental Protection...
  • Peter Gleick lecturing the U.S. Senate on “deceitful tactics” (February 7, 2007 )

    02/25/2012 3:29:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 25, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    “Copner” alerts us in comments to this public document:Testimony of Dr. Peter Gleick, February 7, 2007 Senate Commerce, Science, and TransportationTable 1 Categories of Deceitful Tactics and Abuse of the Scientific Process (source: P.H. Gleick, Pacific Institute, 2007)There are many tactics used to argue for or against scientific conclusions that are inappropriate, involve deceit, or directly abuse the scientific process.Personal (“Ad Hominem”) Attacks This approach uses attacks against the character, circumstances, or motives of a person in order to discredit their argument or claim, independent of the scientific evidence. Demonization Guilt by Association Challenge to Motive (such as greed or...
  • Why the Climate Skeptics Are Winning ( Too many of their opponents are intellectual thugs.)

    02/25/2012 2:24:17 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 2+ views
    weeklystandard.com ^ | March 5, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 24 | STEVEN F. HAYWARD
    Too many of their opponents are intellectual thugs. Steven F. Hayward March 5, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 24 The forlorn and increasingly desperate climate campaign achieved a new level of ineptitude last week when what had looked like a minor embarrassment for one of its critics​—​the Chicago-based Heartland Institute​—​turned out to be a full-fledged catastrophe for itself. A moment’s reflection on the root of this episode points to why the climate campaign is out of (greenhouse) gas.In an obvious attempt to inflict a symmetrical Climategate-style scandal on the skeptic community, someone representing himself as a Heartland Institute insider “leaked” internal...
  • Fakegate Illustrates Global Warming Alarmists' Deceit and Desperation

    02/25/2012 12:49:10 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 2/22/2012 @ 4:02PM | James Taylor, Contributor - Op/Ed
    There never was a “leaker” in the shameful Fakegate scandal. In the end, there was only a forger, a fraudster and a thief. Alarmist scientist Peter Gleick has admitted that the latter two were one and the same person – himself. I suspect we will soon learn the identity of the forger, as well.With the weight of damning evidence closing in on him, Gleick has admitted in his Huffington Post blog that he was the alleged “Heartland Insider” who committed fraud and identity theft, lying and stealing his way into possession of Heartland Institute internal personnel documents and then sending...
  • FakeGate: The sound of a meme collapsing ( An Overview )

    02/25/2012 12:34:47 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    JoNova ^ | February 25th, 2012 | Joanne
    Heartland have released both emails that Peter Gleick wrote under his name (below) as well as under a false name. The deceit is there for all to see. Heartland have at all times behaved impeccably. — Jo From James Taylor at Forbes.com The real story in this Fakegate scandal is how the global warming movement is desperate, delusional, and collapsing as global warming fails to live up to alarmist predictions. People with sound science on their side do not need to forge documents to validate their arguments or make the other side look bad. Also, people who are so desperate...
  • Politicians notice Fakegate

    02/24/2012 3:07:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    bishop-hill.net ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | bishop-hill
    Rep Edward Markey of Massachusetts has written to Heartland asking for them to document the inaccuracies in the Fakegate documents and asking for originals. In a letter to Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast, Markey asked the group for an explanation of any inaccuracies in the leaked documents as well as accurate versions of those documents. “These documents appear to indicate that the Heartland Institute is receiving large donations from corporations for the direct purpose of discrediting the mainstream science of climate change and has planned to engage in a campaign to undermine the teaching of well-established science at our public...
  • More grants to Gleick scrubbed from EPA Grants Database

    02/24/2012 1:11:40 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    junkscience.com ^ | February 24, 2012 | Steve Milloy
    EPA, do you know where your grants are?Additional grants (possibly as much $647,000) to Peter Gleick’s Pacific Institute seem to have disappeared from the EPA Grants Database.A source tells us: I do government work as you probably know. That means I know how to search the system.I followed your link to his article on the EPA scrubbing its website of his grants. Since he got a screenshot I was able to look at it and then do some sleuthing. Here is what I found.I did a search on their Dun and Bradstreet Number (DUNS), which is a requirement for them...