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  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary

    02/28/2015 8:21:58 AM PST · by Excellence · 14 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | February 28, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Weather forecast for March. So, how well did Joe's prediction for winter pan out? Let's go to the video.
  • Outgoing UN IPCC Chief reveals global warming ‘is my religion and my dharma’

    02/25/2015 1:26:40 AM PST · by 9thLife · 17 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | February 24, 2015 10:16 AM | Marc Morano
    Pachauri's resignation letter on religion: 'For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma.'
  • UN climate head Rajendra Pachauri resigns

    02/24/2015 8:34:07 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 February 2015 Last updated at 08:31 ET Share this pageEmail Print Share this page | BBC
    The head of the UN climate change panel (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, has resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.
  • Failed and Contradictory Climate Predictions (my title - vanity) climatechangepredictions.org

    02/21/2015 11:22:15 AM PST · by Marie · 4 replies
    I stumbled across this website and just had to share it with my fellow FReepers. Back in the late 1980's I saw a documentary that scared the bubbles out of me. In this documentary, I was informed that, by the year 2000, more than half of humanity would be dead and the rest would be roasting and starving in a Mad Max type desert. Before that, I was told that we'd be freezing and that glaciers would reach all the way to Mississippi. Over the years, I've become immune to these predictions and I've learned to take such things with...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 21, 2015

    02/21/2015 11:05:03 AM PST · by Excellence · 24 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | February 21, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Long discussion about the meaning of winter, which USA Today cut off on the 18th, and declared THE WARMEST EVER or something close, even though meteorological winter doesn't end until the end of February. It's called quitting while you're ahead.
  • Record cold continues; next week could be colder

    02/20/2015 9:07:46 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 43 replies
    WoodTV.com (Channel 8; Grand Rapids, MI) ^ | 19FEB2015 | Kyle Underwood
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Cold weather records continue to fall across West Michigan and more brutal cold is on the way. Friday morning’s low of -13 degrees in Grand Rapids tied the existing record low set in 1966. Hundreds of schools closed due to the extremely cold temperatures with wind chills colder than -20 degrees. Thursday’s high of 7 degrees in Grand Rapids was a new record for the coldest high temperature for the date, and we’re already on pace for this to be one of the coldest February months ever. We’ll briefly warm to the upper 20s on...
  • This winter has been rather warm. Really.

    02/20/2015 8:15:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    Market Watch ^ | February 20, 2015 | By Silvia Ascarelli
    Boston is running out of room to dump snow. Niagara Falls has partially froze. Flint, Mich., has tied its all-time low of minus-25 degrees on Friday. The New York area had real-feel temperatures of well below zero on Thursday night and into the Friday morning commute. As for the day’s highs, temperatures on Friday will be 10 degrees to 25 degrees below normal from Maine to Florida. But overall, it’s been the sixth-warmest winter on record in the U.S. and the warmest since 2012, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Globally, temperatures on land and well as for...
  • U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare

    02/19/2015 10:19:12 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 10, 2015
    Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
  • White House Announces ‘Goal of Ensuring Climate Smart Citizenry’

    02/18/2015 12:15:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    The White House Science and Technology Advisor, says an initiative is underway “with the goal of ensuring a climate smart citizenry in the United States.” “In December of last year the White House Climate Education and Literacy Initiative was launched--with the goal of ensuring a climate smart citizenry in the United States,” Dr. John Holdren says in a White House video released last week. “Whenever I can I use opportunities like this ‘Ask Dr. H’ initiative to communicate about climate change and the strong scientific underpinnings of our actions to combat it.” “Based on our scientific understanding of climate change...
  • What can tobacco teach us about climate change policy?

    02/16/2015 5:11:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2015 | By Stuart Shapiro
    ... In some way, tobacco was an easier issue politically than climate change. With tobacco, the job of scientists was to convince people that smoking was harming themselves, not other people (at least until secondhand smoke became an issue). As more and more people had loved ones suffer through lung cancer after a lifetime of smoking, people became convinced of the relationship. With climate change, the victims are members of future generations or people who live near the rising oceans. Fortunately, science has a way of winning out in the long run, when scientists largely agree as they do on...
  • Scientists seek international authority on climate geoengineering

    02/15/2015 9:40:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/15/15 | Jean-Louis Santini - AFP
    San José (United States) (AFP) - US scientists and legal experts are calling for a strong, international authority to regulate any man-made interventions meant to combat global warming, amid fears that the technology could be harmful to the environment. The field known as geoengineering is not currently regulated by any institution or treaty, Edward Parson, professor of environmental law at the University of California, Los Angeles, explained Saturday. "If some nations decide this year to embark on a crude untested experimental attempt to do it, we cannot prevent it," Parsons said in San Jose, California at the American Society for...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 14, 2015

    02/14/2015 12:33:00 PM PST · by Excellence · 28 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | Fedruary 14, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Late February and early March forecast. More cold and snow.
  • GOP lawmaker denies global warming as Inslee climate bill advances

    02/11/2015 4:06:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 11, 2015 | by Jim Brunner
    Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal to cap state carbon emissions and impose $1 billion a year in new charges on oil refineries, aluminum smelters and other top polluters passed its first legislative hurdle Tuesday, clearing the state House Environment Committee on a party-line vote. But as the bill headed for a final committee vote, the ranking Republican on the committee, Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, raised a line of argument that GOP leaders have largely shied away from this year. Shea, one of the legislature’s most conservative members, disputed the overwhelming scientific consensus that global warming is occurring, likely due to...
  • Cass Sunstein: We have to pay something to slow climate change

    02/10/2015 3:46:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    McClatchy News ^ | February 10, 2015 | BY CASS SUNSTEIN
    Are Americans worried about climate change? Do they want their government to regulate greenhouse gases? A recent survey - from Stanford University, The New York Times and Resources for the Future - found that strong majorities say "yes" to both questions. But there's a big catch, which isn't getting the attention it deserves: A strong majority also say that they oppose increasing taxes on either gasoline or electricity in order to reduce climate change. That's important, because any serious effort to lower emissions is going to raise prices. At the same time, a majority said they would oppose the Kyoto...
  • Panel Urges More Research on Geoengineering as a Tool Against Climate Change

    02/10/2015 3:39:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2015 | By HENRY FOUNTAIN
    With the planet facing potentially severe impacts from global warming in coming decades, a government-sponsored scientific panel on Tuesday called for more research on geoengineering — technologies to deliberately intervene in nature to counter climate change. In two widely anticipated reports, the panel — which was supported by NASA and other federal agencies, including what the reports described as the “U.S. intelligence community” — noted that drastically reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases was by far the best way to mitigate the effects of a warming planet. But the panel, in making the case for more research...
  • Climate Change Is of Growing Personal Concern to U.S. Hispanics, Poll Finds

    02/09/2015 3:11:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Alfredo Padilla grew up in Texas as a migrant farmworker who followed the harvest with his parents to pick sugar beets in Minnesota each summer. He has not forgotten the aches of labor or how much the weather — too little rain, or too much — affected the family livelihood. Now an insurance lawyer in Carrizo Springs, Tex., he said he was concerned about global warming. “It’s obviously happening, the flooding, the record droughts,” said Mr. Padilla, who agrees with the science that human activities are the leading cause of climate change. “And all this affects poor people harder. The...
  • Underwater Volcanoes May Play Bigger Role in Influencing Climate Change Than You Think

    02/07/2015 7:03:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    techtimes.com ^ | Rhodi Lee
    Eruptions of volcanoes under the ocean were believed to be slow and steady occurrences that their impact on the Earth's climate cycle has often been ignored under the presumption that they have small influence. Findings of a new study, however, suggest that these ocean floor eruptions could influence the climate cycle of the Earth and that predictive models, including the ones that analyze the impact of humans on climate change, may need to be changed. ... Tolstoy's study aims to determine how often underwater volcanoes erupt and what drives these eruptions. She found that the volcanism of our planet is...
  • The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever

    02/08/2015 7:23:42 AM PST · by 9thLife · 43 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10:15PM GMT 07 Feb 2015 | Christopher Booker
    When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified. Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 7, 2015

    02/07/2015 10:08:17 AM PST · by Excellence · 18 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | February 7, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Day by day analysis of 500 hPa for the next two weeks.
  • U.N. Climate Chief: We're 'Intentionally' Transforming The World Economy

    02/07/2015 9:24:59 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 58 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/6/15 | Bradford Thomas
    The United Nation’s top climate change official Christiana Figueres announced this week that the group is actively working to "intentionally transform" the world's economic development model, a task she called the "most difficult" one the group has ever undertaken. "This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history," UNFCCC Executive Secretary Figueres stated at a press conference in Brussels Tuesday. The "intentional" reordering of the global economy, she told reporters, "will not happen overnight" due to the "depth of the transformation":...
  • Lukewarm About Climate Change

    02/05/2015 1:11:43 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/05/15 | Alan Caruba
    The real issue for Americans is an Obama administration that is imposing regulations based on the utterly false assertion that greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced because of global warming “In short, climate change is not worse than we thought,” wrote Bjorn Lomborg in a recent issue of The Wall Street Journal. He is best known as the author of “The Skeptical Environmentalist” and his skepticism is welcome, but insufficient. First of all, climate change is a very long-term process and always has been. The climate takes decades and centuries to change, largely based on well-known warming and cooling cycles....
  • Joe Bastardi Saturday Summary January 31, 2015

    01/31/2015 10:34:41 AM PST · by Excellence · 22 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | January 31, 2013 | Joe Bastardi
    The actual title of Joe's post is The Earth Quaking, Knee Shaking, Monster Making, Heart Breaking, Non Faking, Weather Aching One and O" and that's where it ends. But my posts have always been the Saturday Summary, and that's how it's staying. Skip the first six minutes unless you really want to hear about the fight Joe had with Dennis Kucinich. And it looks like rain for California for March/April.
  • Ancient underwater forest discovered off Norfolk coast

    01/31/2015 4:49:37 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 January 2015 Last updated at 00:28 GMT | Credit: The underwater diving footage is copyright and courtesy of Rob Spray and Dawn Watson
    Nature experts have discovered a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old under the sea close to the Norfolk coast. The trees were part of an area known as 'Doggerland' which formed part of a much bigger area before it was flooded by the North Sea. It was once so vast that hunter-gatherers who lived in the vicinity could have walked to Germany across its land mass.
  • Record low temperatures in the North [NORWAY]

    01/31/2015 2:25:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    The Norway Post ^ | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 07:22 | Rolleiv Solholm
    the town of Karasjok, in Finnmark County, temperatures dropped to minus 45.2 degrees Celcius on Sunday. On Monday it was still minus 42 in the morning. Although all school buses stopped running, schools were still open for those who were able to get there. - Outside temperatures will have to be much lower before we close the schools, says school administrator Petter Asbjørn Balto to NRK. - If it is 50 below or colder, the students may choose whether or not they want to go to school, Balto says
  • The Blizzard That Wasn’t

    01/27/2015 9:46:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Alan Caruba
    Over-reaction of meteorologists and politicians Dateline: January 27, 2015 - 3 to 4 AM, New York City and Tri-State area. There was no climate change where I live in a suburb of Newark, N.J. if by “climate change” you meant a dramatic blizzard with high winds and several feet of snow. It’s winter and you get the occasional, rare blizzard every few years, but more often you get snowstorms. That’s not “change” by any definition. Listening to WABC radio follow events with callers from around the Tri-State area calling in with far more accurate reports than the meteorologists was an...
  • Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’

    01/27/2015 6:58:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 1-27-2014 | Jillian Jorgensen
    Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’ By Jillian Jorgensen | 01/27/15 8:29am After a much-hyped blizzard-that-wasn’t, Mayor Bill de Blasio said this morning that he was glad the city had prepared for a worse storm and that New York would be getting back to normal quickly. “We thought we were going to get something much bigger,” Mr. de Blasio told CNN “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo (who happens to be the brother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo). Forecasts of two or even three feet of snow led Mr. de Blasio and Mr. Cuomo to essentially shut the...
  • “Climate Change” Hypocrites and Their Fossil Fuel Guzzling Jets

    01/26/2015 3:38:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Look environmentally-smug, unsafe, duped behind the wheel of a Smart Car or something running on renewables such as solar, wind, or whatever unaffordable form of energy the “climate change” hucksters develop While the northeast is preparing for Snowmaggedon, 2-3 feet of snow, as if we’ve never had a few feet of snow before, the global warming turned climate change crowd is preparing for the upcoming global climate negotiations in December in Paris. Pharrell Williams tweeted “Let’s unite a billion voices to take #ClimateAction now” urging climate change awareness from his private jet in which he is pictured sitting alone. A...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary January 24, 2015

    01/24/2015 11:52:44 AM PST · by Excellence · 21 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | January 24, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Forecast for the next 15 days, plus longer range not as detailed.
  • The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will..

    01/24/2015 7:07:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 118 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Chris Mooney
    The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will get its revenge.Last year, we learned what is probably the worst global warming news yet — that we may have irrevocably destabilized the massive ice sheet of West Antarctica, which contains the equivalent of nearly 11 feet of sea level rise. The rate of West Antarctic ice loss has been ominously increasing, and there are fears that if too much goes, the slow and long-term process of ice sheet disintegration could accelerate. Humans have a hard time conceiving of the incredible scale of an...
  • Rising Lake Michigan ‘unprecedented’

    01/22/2015 2:14:19 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 93 replies
    WOODTV ^ | 1-21-15 | Casey Jones
    "In January 2013, Lake Michigan hit its lowest water mark ever. Just two years later, the big lake has seen what some are calling an unparalleled turnaround. “We’re up almost two feet from there. Last fall, we had an unprecedented event where lake levels continued to rise through the fall. It has not rebounded this quickly I think in any recorded history that we have,” said Chris Schropp of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers."
  • Evidently The Senate Is Right Now Voting On Whether Climate Change Is A Hoax Or Not

    01/21/2015 6:34:10 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 29 replies
    Source: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/vote_menu_114_1.htm Vote (Tally) [1] Result Question: Description Issue Date 10 (98-1) Agreed to On the Amendment S.Amdt. 29: Whitehouse Amdt. No. 29; To express the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax. S. 1 1/21/2015 9 (54-45) Rejected On the Amendment S.Amdt. 41: Toomey Amdt. No. 41; To continue cleaning up fields and streams while protecting neighborhoods, generating affordable energy, and creating jobs. S. 1 1/21/2015 8 (41-58) Rejected On the Amendment S.Amdt. 69: Durbin Amdt. No. 69; To ensure that the storage and transportation of petroleum coke is regulated in a manner...
  • What Triggers Ice Ages? [from 1997]

    01/21/2015 2:42:25 PM PST · by hlmencken3 · 30 replies
    NOVA ^ | Posted 01.01.97 | Kirk A. Maasch
    During the past billion years, the Earth's climate has fluctuated between warm periods—sometimes even completely ice-free—and cold periods, when glaciers scour the continents. In this article, climate scientist Kirk Maasch offers perspective on these historic changes, including the likely causes of the last great ice age—which contrary to common knowledge, we are still in the midst of... ...The globally averaged surface temperature for the Earth is approximately 15 degrees Celsius, and this is due largely to the greenhouse effect. Solar radiation entering earth's atmosphere is predominantly short wave, while heat radiated from the Earth's surface is long wave. Water vapor,...
  • Steyer outlines Senate goals for climate, taxes, education

    01/19/2015 2:21:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2015 | By Timothy Cama
    Tom Steyer is telling potential supporters that if he were to run for Senate in California, he would set policy goals related to climate change, taxes and public education. If he does not meet certain goals in six years, Steyer would pledge not to run for a second term. The billionaire environmentalist and former hedge fund manager spent $74 billion in the midterm elections in an effort to elect more lawmakers who want to fight climate change. Steyer also wants to ensure that the highest income earners pay effective tax rates that are at least the same level as the...
  • NASA Keeps Telling “Warmest” Lies

    01/18/2015 11:30:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/15 | Alan Caruba
    Government agency desperately trying to keep the global warming hoax alive On January 16 The New York Times reported the lies NASA keeps telling about global warming with an article titled “2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics.” We have reached the point where neither a famed government agency nor a famed daily newspaper can be believed simply because both are lying to advance the greatest hoax of the modern era. Remember that 2014 started off with something called a “polar vortex” to describe the incredibly cold weather being experienced and remember, too, that we were being told that...
  • Manicured lawns contribute to global warming by producing greenhouse gases

    01/18/2015 6:12:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    Zee News (India) ^ | January 18, 2015
    London: A new study has recently revealed that manicured lawns are major source of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming. Grass lawns soak up carbon dioxide, which is stored in the soil after the cut grass rots and so, like trees, they are considered good for the planet. But Dr. Chuanhui Gu of Appalachian State University in the US said that once the energy expended by mowing, fertilizer use and watering are taken into account, lawns actually produce more greenhouse gases than they soak up. The study is published in the Journal of Environmental Management.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary January 17, 2015

    01/17/2015 7:16:43 AM PST · by Excellence · 10 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | January 17, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Forecast to the end of January.
  • Pope Francis says global warming is 'mostly manmade'

    01/15/2015 7:34:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 181 replies
    Mashable ^ | 1/15/15 | Andrew Freedman
    As the United States Senate prepares to vote on a non-binding resolution on whether or not manmade global warming exists, Pope Francis weighed in on the issue with his most extensive and forceful comments on the subject to date. Let's just say that the pope is not aligned with many Senate Republicans, who doubt the reality and threat of manmade global warming, on this issue. Speaking to reporters aboard his plane while flying to Manila from Sri Lanka, Pope Francis said the "majority" of global warming is manmade, which is a view that is consistent with mainstream climate-science findings. “I...
  • Five things to remember about climate science in 2015

    01/15/2015 2:17:56 PM PST · by Signalman · 7 replies
    icecap ^ | 1/10/2015 | Anthony Sadar
    As the New Year dawns, old challenges hang on. One of the biggest challenges relates to the ambience of climate-change science. So many folks are invested in an expectation of disastrous geophysical conditions resulting from modern lifestyles that are fueled by ancient energy sources. So, the big money (in the trillions of dollars) is on the continuation of supposed wacky weather, hustled as proof of long-term, global climate change. But here are five reasons to remain unconvinced that humans are culpable for such acts of nature. 1. Actual data trumps forecasts. No matter how you measure it, the global average...
  • Ban on Fossil Fuels Needed to Save Planet [satire]

    01/13/2015 7:58:21 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    A study prepared by University College, London says severe restrictions on the use of fossil fuels are needed to prevent a forecast 2º centigrade increase in temperature over the next 100 years. Lead researcher Dr Christophe McGlade asserted that “decreasing the global consumption of fossil fuels is both essential and attainable. Humans can survive without these polluting commodities. In colder climates people can wear more layers of warmer clothing. We can drastically reduce the amount of combustion used to keep warm.” “In warmer climates people can let their own bodies’ sweat evaporation process keep them cool,” McGlade pointed out. “I...
  • Tim Ball - The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science

    01/12/2015 11:33:59 AM PST · by Twotone · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan. 10, 2015 | Tim Ball
    This is a video of Tim Ball, PhD speaking at the Skagit Education Outreach in Mount Vernon, Wa. on May 30th, 2014. It was apparently just uploaded to YouTube where I happened upon it. It's a two hour presentation, but well worth listening to.
  • New York City to Ban Styrofoam [satire]

    01/12/2015 8:27:48 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    New York Mayor Bill deBlasio brushed off recent troubles between the police and the community in order to focus on what he considers “a much bigger existential threat to our way of life.” That threat: the use of Styrofoam containers by restaurants to keep takeout orders hot or cold. “Styrofoam is one of the top two or three threats to the planet,” de Blasio argued. “I realize that it doesn’t grab headlines like cops killing minorities or being killed in return do, but it has a bigger footprint in the scheme of things over the long run.” The Mayor insisted...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary January 10, 2015

    01/10/2015 10:36:48 AM PST · by Excellence · 17 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | January 10, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Brutal weather to continue. Sorry. Except for the west. :)
  • EPA chief on climate change: “The scary thing is doing nothing”

    01/09/2015 1:53:02 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 9, 2015 | By Jason Samenow
    Climate change predictions can be scary, and political opposition to climate action is fierce. But EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says she can’t help but be optimistic about the future. McCarthy, speaking at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday, struck a decidedly positive tone. “If there is ever a challenge where the U.S. can shine and provide leadership, it is the challenge of climate change,” she said. “The real danger and the real economic problem we face is not taking action,” McCarthy said. She emphasized the importance of the work of the thousands of weather and...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Touts Climate Change Fight

    01/06/2015 3:50:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Businass Daily ^ | January 6, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Environmentalism: Re-upping on delusional climate-change fantasies, "Governor Moonbeam" asked in his inauguration speech Monday for the Golden State to meet half its energy needs with renewable energy by 2030. Gov. Jerry Brown, who leads the state that hosted Solyndra, embraces bird-chopping wind turbines and builds crispy critter-producing solar panel farms, is a leading advocate of renewable energy and environmental protection. As pollution from coal-fired plants and industries in China wafted across the Pacific, he took a deep breath at his fourth inauguration as the state's chief executive and doubled down on green energy's failed promise by tasking California to fight...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown takes fourth oath; targets climate change

    01/05/2015 2:35:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 5, 2015 | BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO
    Forty years after first taking the oath as governor of California, Democrat Jerry Brown was sworn in to an historic fourth term Monday, proposing sweeping changes to address global climate change while offering a measured approach to targeting the state’s long-term financial liabilities. Brown said he would push to reduce petroleum use in cars by up to 50 percent; increase from a third to a half the required proportion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources and make heating fuels cleaner – all within 15 years.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary January 3, 2015

    01/03/2015 8:11:26 AM PST · by Excellence · 14 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | January 3, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    For those of you who are thinking it couldn't possibly get any worse, I present to you the Joe Bastardi two-week outlook.
  • New U.S. climate model project getting cautious praise

    12/30/2014 3:24:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | December 30, 2014 | By Eli Kintisch
    Fifteen months ago, academic climate scientists expressed worries that a new climate model sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was going to harm existing modeling efforts, siphoning off talent and funding when federally funded science is short on both. The biggest concern: that the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project, meant to forecast local impacts of climate change and to be used on DOE’s future exascale supercomputers, would dilute resources from the Community Earth System Model (CESM). That model, managed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, is built on science and code...
  • Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches [Climate Hoax]

    12/28/2014 9:06:22 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 137 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 27 Dec 2014 | John Vidal
    Following a visit in March to Tacloban, the Philippine city devastated in 2012 by typhoon Haiyan, the pope will publish a rare encyclical on climate change and human ecology. Urging all Catholics to take action on moral and scientific grounds, the document will be sent to the world’s 5,000 Catholic bishops and 400,000 priests, who will distribute it to parishioners.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (12/27)

    12/27/2014 8:11:07 AM PST · by Excellence · 10 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | December 27,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Long range forecast for January.
  • Scientists connect the dots from identifying to preventing dangerous climate risks

    12/23/2014 3:30:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | December 23, 2014 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    ... There were many AGU talks about the climate impacts we’re already seeing. For example, human-caused global warming is amplifying many types of extreme weather like drought, heat waves, and storms. Climate and social scientists have struggled to communicate this urgency to the public. While most people accept that humans are changing the climate, few understand the urgency of mitigating these risks. This is particularly a problem for ideological conservatives. Among social scientists, a consensus is forming that more climate-specific knowledge translates into greater acceptance of the science and support for mitigation. However, facts are more effective when ideological barriers...