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  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 25, 2015

    04/25/2015 1:29:04 PM PDT · by Excellence · 20 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | April 25, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Near-term forecast and discussion of coming El Nino.
  • Global warming progressing at moderate rate, empirical data suggest [Duke University]

    04/24/2015 10:39:05 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 30 replies
    Space Daily ^ | 04/23/15 | Staff Writers
    A new study based on 1,000 years of temperature records suggests global warming is not progressing as fast as it would under the most severe emissions scenarios outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "Based on our analysis, a middle-of-the-road warming scenario is more likely, at least for now," said Patrick T. Brown, a doctoral student in climatology at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. "But this could change."
  • Why I'm a Denier (Hint: Because it's Crap)

    04/24/2015 6:57:23 AM PDT · by cob201 · 9 replies
    Evansayet.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Evan Sayet
    http://evansayet.com/why-im-a-denier-hint-because-its-crap/
  • Advection: The Forgotten Weather Factor.

    04/24/2015 6:48:03 AM PDT · by all the best · 5 replies
    drtimball.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Dr. Tim Ball
    The early Greeks had a better, more basic understanding of weather and climate than the people involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Indeed, the word climate derives from the Greek word klima, meaning inclination, referring to the climate conditions created by the angle of the Sun. They paid great attention to the wind, realizing its role in creating local, regional and seasonal conditions. They even erected a tower to the wind in Athens (Figure 1) with sculptures representing each major compass direction. The Greeks focused on the more important horizontal movement of air, technically called advection or...
  • WATCH: Josh Earnest On Whether Pres. Obama Undermines #EarthDay Message With Air Force One Flight

    04/22/2015 12:46:28 PM PDT · by absentee · 7 replies
    Rabble Writer ^ | 4/22/15 | Caleb Howe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG2Xo571v8Q Nope. That's the answer. Oh sure, there are other words said. But the answer is nope. Just nope. Nope nope nope. It's the question that is the thing. No, not Mark Knoller's question, although kudos to him for asking it. The question is "do the elites who demand Americans give up creature comforts in the name of Global Scaring put the same inconveniences and restrictions on themselves? Nope. Do politicians and millionaire busybodies and celebrity "scientists" do without, go without, and forego activities that increase their carbon footprint in order to preserve the earth from certain destruction, as they...
  • Obama Warns: 'No Greater Threat to Our Planet Than Climate Change'

    04/19/2015 1:21:25 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 67 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 18, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    In Saturday's weekly address, President Obama declared 2014 the "warmest year on record" and because of that, he furthered, "climate change can no longer be denied -- or ignored." "This winter was cold in parts of our country -- as some folks in Congress like to point out -- but around the world, it was the warmest ever recorded," Obama said. The result, he continued: stronger storms, deeper droughts, and longer wildfire seasons. And with a nod back to his recent statements about how climate change caused his daughter's asthma, Obama warned that the air kids breathe is dangerous.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 18, 2015

    04/18/2015 6:20:02 PM PDT · by Excellence · 7 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | April 18, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi weather forecast and rant!
  • Pope Francis to Host Major Summit on Climate Change

    04/16/2015 10:51:29 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 61 replies
    EcoWatch.com ^ | Apr. 16, 2015 | Cole Mellino
    The Vatican announced Tuesday that it will host a major conference on climate change on April 28, featuring some of the world’s leading climate scientists and an opening address by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The conference, Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, will also feature Jeffrey Sachs, a prominent American economist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. The summit hopes to “help build a global movement across all religions for sustainable development and climate change throughout 2015 and beyond,” and to highlight “the intrinsic connection between respect for the...
  • Northeast Has Snowiest Winter Since 1717

    04/14/2015 11:31:14 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    Pirates Cove ^ | April 13, 2015
    A report from the Overheated Planet (Daily Caller) This past winter broke tons of low temperature records across the eastern seaboard, but would you have guessed the Northeast just had the snowiest winter since the “Little Ice Age”? “Looking back through accounts of big snows in New England by the late weather historian David Ludlum, it appears for the eastern areas, this winters snowblitz may have delivered the most snow since perhaps 1717,” wrote seasoned meteorologist Joe D’Aleo with Weatherbell Analytics.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 11, 2015

    04/11/2015 6:20:41 PM PDT · by Excellence · 12 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | April 11, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi's forecast and ever elucidating rant.
  • Colder Climate will Humiliate Democrats

    04/07/2015 2:56:52 PM PDT · by Signalman · 33 replies
    dr sircus ^ | 4/6/2015 | Dr Sircus
    I really hate to think of what it is going to be like five or ten years on down the road when solar activity flat lines. Canada and upper regions of America saw snow at the end of August of 2014, abruptly cutting short last year’s growing season. Hard winter started in November, and though the news said it was the warmest winter in memory, it was the coldest for hundreds of millions of peoples across the northern hemisphere. Today, April 6 Maine is experiencing record-breaking cold where in Black River it is -20F. It is spring and it is...
  • California Water Authorities To Use New Tool In Fight Against Water Wasters (Smart Meters)

    04/07/2015 2:10:52 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 6, 2015
    Water authorities are using a new tool in a major effort to crack down on people and businesses wasting water in light of new water restrictions issued by Gov. Jerry Brown to fight the drought. The Long Beach Water Department says sprinklers at a McDonald’s restaurant on Bellflower Boulevard went on for 45 minutes at a time, twice a night, for an undefined number of nights. Complaints continued to mount as water pooled and wasted. The department, however, could do little about the wasting. That was before the smart meter.
  • Another call to arrest climate “deniers”

    04/07/2015 9:18:36 AM PDT · by Signalman · 58 replies
    WUWT ^ | 4/7/2015 | Eric Worral
    Adam Weinstein, of the Gawker, has added his voice to the growing list of greens, who demand a brutal authoritarian response to the vexing problem of people who have a different opinion. According to Weinstein; Man-made climate change happens. Man-made climate change kills a lot of people. It’s going to kill a lot more. We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose lies contribute to people’s deaths. It’s time to punish the climate-change liars. This is an argument that’s just being discussed seriously in some circles. It was laid out earlier this month, with all the appropriate caveats,...
  • Laurence Tribe Fights Climate Case Against Star Pupil From Harvard, President Obama

    04/07/2015 6:08:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Laurence H. Tribe, the highly regarded liberal scholar of constitutional law, still speaks of President Obama as a proud teacher would of a star student. “He was one of the most amazing research assistants I’ve ever had,” Mr. Tribe said in a recent interview. Mr. Obama worked for him at Harvard Law School, where Mr. Tribe has taught for four decades. Many in the Obama administration and at Harvard are bewildered and angry that Mr. Tribe, who argued on behalf of Al Gore in the 2000 Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case, has emerged as the leading legal opponent of...
  • Lies and the Lying Sinkholes Who Caption Them

    04/04/2015 6:06:03 PM PDT · by absentee · 3 replies
    Rabble Writer ^ | 4/4/15 | Caleb Howe
    Global Warming Alarmists Lie In Order To Frighten You The Day After Tomorrow is a disaster movie. The plot is fiction, a typical apocalypse story line common in film about the folly of man bringing about his ultimate demise. Fiction. Not too shabby fiction, either. Fiction, I am given to understand, means imaginary, made up, or not true. Still, the movie, like all of the genre, is also a warning to man: be not proud. Put down the nanobots, step away from Skynet, and for Gaia's sake, do not drive that Hummer. The point being, using a story to dramatize...
  • Scientists Say New Study Is A ‘Death Blow’ To Global Warming Hysteria

    04/01/2015 1:49:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 31, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    A new study out of Germany casts further doubt on the so-called global warming “consensus” by suggesting the atmosphere may be less sensitive to increases in carbon dioxide emissions than most scientists think. A study by scientists at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Meteorology found that man-made aerosols had a much smaller cooling effect on the atmosphere during the 20th Century than was previously thought. Why is this big news? It means increases in carbon dioxide emissions likely cause less warming than most climate models suggest. What do aerosols have to do with anything? Well, aerosols are created from human...
  • Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change

    03/31/2015 3:47:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 31, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    The White House on Tuesday introduced President Obama’s blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal written submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a global climate change accord in Paris in December. But the plan’s reliance on executive authority is an acknowledgment that any proposal to pass climate change legislation would be blocked by the Republican-controlled Congress. At the heart of the plan are ambitious but politically contentious Environmental Protection Agency regulations meant to drastically cut planet-warming carbon dioxide...
  • Reclaiming climate change as a moral issue

    03/30/2015 2:51:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Episcopal News Service ^ | March 30, 2015 | By Lynette Wilson
    When California Bishop Marc Andrus wants to engage people in a conversation about climate change he doesn’t throw statistics at them, rather he begins with a question like: When was the last time you had an experience of wonder in the natural world? “If we can connect people back to it, or open them up for a fresh experience with wonder, it’s a great starting place for recovering a sense of why [climate change] is a moral issue,” said Andrus. Throughout history, the church has partnered with social movements on equal rights and justice issues. By beginning the conversation now...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 28, 2015

    03/28/2015 8:41:57 AM PDT · by Excellence · 12 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 28, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Weather for Easter weekend and coming weak El Niño.
  • Global Warming Is Anti-Science

    03/25/2015 9:46:31 AM PDT · by hauerf · 9 replies
    Briggs' blog ^ | 03/25/2015 | William M Briggs
    It is not anti-science to say that humans influence the climate, because, of course, humans, and every other species on the planet, influences the climate. At the least, humans move through the atmosphere, which influences it and hence the climate. Only a science denier would deny this. It is an semi-open question how much humans, and each other species, influences the climate. What is not an open question, indeed it is a question as closed as can be, that the global-warming-of-doom promised by organizations like the IPCC has failed to materialize in the ways these groups have promised. Only science...
  • See you in Hell [says @JunkScience to] Head of US Episcopal Church [who] says ‘climate denial’ is im

    03/24/2015 7:44:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    Tweets from Twitter account of JunkScience.com @JunkScience on Twitchy.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Twitter account of JunkScience.com @JunkScience
    As she argues in favor of abortion rights and gay marriage, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, head of the US Episcopal Church, says it is immoral to be skeptical about man caused climate change. This came as the church hyped a webcast about fighting climate change.
  • The Sounds of Science - global warming scientists initiate "More than Science" movement

    03/22/2015 5:11:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Weekly Monthly ^ | March 21, 2015 | By D.R. Tucker
    For nearly thirty years, climate scientists have been the targets of character assassination by the fossil-fuel industry’s hired guns. They’ve been mugged on the streets of public discourse, pounded by the fists of demagoguery and smear. Their lives have been upended in an effort to have their research suspended. They’ve been kicked, slapped, whipped, tripped, and called every ugly name in the book. Now they’re fighting back, in a bold and innovative new campaign known as More Than Scientists. This campaign provides an inside look into the lives of the climate scientists whose extensive research led to the scientific verdict...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (3/21)

    03/21/2015 10:46:02 AM PDT · by Excellence · 15 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 21, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Six to ten day forecast, long range through May.
  • Climate Change is the Silly Putty of Leftists

    03/17/2015 10:46:03 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 19 replies
    Original | March 17, 2015 | Not John Milton
  • Levin: Were Incorrect Climate Theories Typos Like The Ones In Obamacare?

    03/17/2015 4:43:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin discussed the switch in terminology from global cooling to global warming, and then to climate change on Monday.
  • Climate debate turns nasty

    03/15/2015 8:31:03 AM PDT · by Signalman · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/14/2015 | Timothy Carna
    The debate over climate science has taken a nasty turn. Vice President Biden painted skeptics of climate change as stupid in a recent interview. "I Ihink it’s close to mindless,” he said of skeptics on the HBO program “Vice.” “I think it’s like, you know, almost like denying gravity now.” This is a stunning development, that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, who should know more than anybody else in the world, who’s proposing hundreds of billions of dollars in costs to prevent this climate and temperature increases, doesn’t know whether their projections have been right or wrong,” Sessions...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (3/14)

    03/14/2015 5:20:59 PM PDT · by Excellence · 34 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 14, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Weather for the next several weeks. "The hits just keep coming." Best Easter skiing ever in the east. Meanwhile, in the West, it's HOT!
  • Climate change is a farce and the Obamas just proved it

    03/14/2015 2:01:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 61 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-14-15 | DrJohn
    One gallon of jet fuel burned creates about 19 pounds of C02. A 747 burns about 25,000 pounds of fuel per hour. A round trip from Washington DC to LA would take about 11- 11 1/2 hours. That comes to about 287,000 pounds of fuel. And that results in the production of about 5,462,500 pounds of CO2. A 757 burns about 6,000 pounds of jet fuel per hour. A similar round trip to LA would burn about 69,000 pounds of fuel and create about 1,310,000 pounds of CO2. Barack Obama and Michelle Obama both traveled to Los Angeles on the...
  • NASA Scientist Warns "California Has One Year Of Water Left"

    03/13/2015 11:09:46 AM PDT · by blam · 118 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3-13-2015 | Jay Famiglietti - Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 03/13/2015Authored by NASA Senior Water Scientist Jay Famiglietti, originally posted Op-Ed at The LA Times. Given the historic low temperatures and snowfalls that pummeled the eastern U.S. this winter, it might be easy to overlook how devastating California's winter was as well. As our “wet” season draws to a close, it is clear that the paltry rain and snowfall have done almost nothing to alleviate epic drought conditions. January was the driest in California since record-keeping began in 1895. Groundwater and snowpack levels are at all-time lows. We're not just up a creek without a paddle in California,...
  • Obama EPA Chief Can’t Say Whether Climate Models Were False Or Not (but she want BILLIONS anyway)

    03/07/2015 12:04:45 PM PST · by Baynative · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 2, 2015 | YouTube
    In budget discussions, Senator Jeff Sessions asks EPA head Gina McCarthy some simple questions about the climate hoax. She is unable to answer, but basically says, her facts matter and others do not.
  • Climatic Jihad?

    03/02/2015 9:58:25 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    WUWT ^ | February 28, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    ISIL and other Islamist jihad movements continue to round up and silence all who oppose them or refuse to convert to their extreme religious tenets. They are inspiring thousands to join them. Their intolerance, vicious tactics and growing power seem to have inspired others, as well. After years of claiming the science is settled and unprecedented man-made catastrophes are occurring right now, Climate Crisis, Inc. is increasingly desperate. Polls put climate change at the bottom of every list of public concerns. China and India refuse to cut energy production or emissions. Real-world weather and climate totally contradict their dire models...
  • Green Slander

    03/01/2015 10:29:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/01/15 | Alan Caruba
    Greatest threat is the scores of environmental organizations that have been exaggerating and distorting their alleged “science” in order to thwart development here and around the world that would enhance everyone’s life It is a sure sign that the advocates of the “global warming” and “climate change” hoaxes know that the public no longer believes that the former is occurring or that the latter represents an immediate, global threat. Even though the “climate skeptics”, scientists who have produced research proving false methodology and the conclusions based on it are quite few in number, an effort to silence them by smearing...
  • 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...