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  • UN “Climate” Deal in Jeopardy After Court Blocks Obama Decrees

    02/12/2016 2:17:47 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/12/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations "climate" regime negotiated in Paris last year could be dead in the water before the pseudo-treaty underpinning it is even formally signed in April at UN headquarters. That is because the U.S. Supreme Court this week, in a potentially devastating setback to the UN and Obama, temporarily blocked the centerpiece of the White House's global-warming agenda, the so-called Clean Power Plan. The administration scheme, which sought to regulate emissions of the "gas of life," was imposed by executive decree, leading countless experts to point out that Obama's agenda was on thin ice at best. Now, with the...
  • Bad news for jetsetters: Global warming to cause costlier flights to US, scientist warns

    02/10/2016 10:51:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Express UK ^ | February 10, 2016 | By JOHN INGHAM
    AIR passengers face longer costlier flights to the United States as a result of global warming, a British scientist warned yesterday. Climate change is expected to accelerate the high altitude jet stream which blows from west to east, said Reading University atmospheric scientist Paul Williams. This will speed up eastbound flights but slow down westbound flights by much more, he claimed. "The bad news for passengers is that westbound flights will be battling against stronger headwinds. The good news is that eastbound flights will be boosted by stronger tailwinds, but not enough to compensate for the longer westbound journeys."
  • (Ivar Giaever) Nobel Prize Winner to Obama: You Are Wrong on Climate Change

    02/10/2016 5:23:30 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    The Huey Report ^ | February 9, 2016 | Craig Huey
    (Ivar Giaever) Nobel Prize Winner to Obama: You Are Wrong on Climate Change Surprising and Shocking! At a speech in Lindau, Germany, before scientists from 90 countries, Giaever disagreed with the President when Obama stated that "no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." The Nobel Laureate's response? "He is dead wrong!" Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever told President Obama, whom he had endorsed for President in 2008, that he has it all wrong about climate change. It's not mankind's fault at all, but a normal process with little negative impact. The scientist cited statistics which showed...
  • Supreme Court Puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on Hold

    02/09/2016 3:57:46 PM PST · by maddog55 · 12 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 09 February 2016 | By michael biesecker and sam hananel
    A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations "an unprecedented power grab." By temporarily freezing the rule the high court's order signals that opponents have made a strong argument against the plan. A federal appeals court last month refused to put it on hold. The court's four liberal justices said they would have denied the request....
  • Australia Cuts 110 Climate Scientist Jobs

    02/09/2016 5:39:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Scientific Amerian ^ | February 8, 2016 | By Gayathri Vaidyanathan
    SUBTITLE: Because the science is settled there is no need for more basic research, the government says. With an ax rather than a scalpel, Australia's federal science agency last week chopped off its climate research arm in a decision that has stunned scientists and left employees dispirited. As many as 110 out of 140 positions at the atmosphere and oceans division will be cut, Larry Marshall, the agency's chief executive, told staff Friday. "The situation is very bad here," the scientist said. "Eighty percent of our climate capability will be gone; it is clear that climate modeling will be cut...
  • Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan

    02/09/2016 3:41:40 PM PST · by CedarDave · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 9, 2016 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration's Clean Power Plan. The move means the regulations will not be in effect while litigation continues over whether their legality.
  • The Profiteers of Doom Were Wrong About Climate

    02/09/2016 2:28:37 PM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb 2016 | by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Willie Soon & David R. Legates
    More than a century from now, on current trends, today's concentration of CO2 in the air will have doubled. How much warming will that cause? The official prediction, 1.5-4.5 Celsius degrees per CO2 doubling, is proving a substantial exaggeration. Professor William Happer of Princeton, one of the world's foremost physicists, says computer models of climate rely on the assumption of the CO2’s direct warming effect that is about a factor two higher, owing to incorrect representation of the microphysical interactions of CO2 molecules with other infrared photons
  • Are Electric Cars Really Green? (Video)

    02/08/2016 12:30:59 PM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Prager University ^ | 2-8-2016 | Bjorn Lomborg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17xh_VRrnMU Do electric cars really help the environment? President Obama thinks so. So does Leonardo DiCaprio. And many others. The argument goes like this: Regular cars run on gasoline, a fossil fuel that pumps CO2 straight out of the tailpipe and into the atmosphere. Electric cars run on electricity. They don't burn any gasoline at all. No gas; no CO2. In fact, electric cars are often advertised as creating "zero emissions." But do they really? Let's take a closer look. First, there's the energy needed to produce the car. More than a third of the lifetime carbon-dioxide emissions from an...
  • Going Green and Frankenfood

    01/14/2016 7:54:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/14/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    New abundance of food and fodder in the world is not only a result of genetic modifications. Greening of the world is also the consequence of the atmospheric carbon dioxide level that’s beneficial to plants worldwide The world is going green – literally, in all kinds of places that were desert-like before. Have you ever been in an airplane crossing the semi-arid foot hills of the Rocky Mountains and looking down at the ground? You’ll have seen large green, circular patches between the miles of dry brown land. Those patches are irrigated fields sprouting vegetables and fruits of various kinds....
  • Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

    02/07/2016 5:35:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 199 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/7/16 | Rowan Scarboroug
    The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directive’s theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show “resilience” and beat back the threat based on “actionable science.” It says the military will not be able to maintain effectiveness unless the directive is followed. It orders the establishment of a new layer of bureaucracy — a wide array of “climate change boards, councils and working groups” to infuse climate change into “programs, plans and policies.” The Pentagon defines
  • Lawsuits over spotted frog worry farmers

    02/07/2016 3:24:51 PM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Bend Bulletin ^ | Feb. 7, 2016 | Joseph Ditzler
    The farm fields in Jefferson County are quiet this time of year, the irrigation ditches dry, the crops dormant and the tractors, combines and balers parked in barns until spring. Even so, farmers are busy calculating their costs for the spring planting season, and this year they're factoring in a little bit of fear.
  • Pope Francis Goes Digital on Global Warming

    02/07/2016 12:23:17 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/16 | Judi McLeod
    Pope Francis who has thrown in with Obama in declaring that global warming/climate change is mankind’s biggest threat, and as the pontiff who will go wherever Patriarch Kirill wants--even if it’s at the Cuba airport--should be added ‘Francis the Follower' On digital video, where celebrities, politicians and popes can best fool the masses, Pope Francis is calling on mankind to stop man-made global warming and to walk more gently on what he sanctimoniously calls “our Common Home”. With not a single mention to Whom they’ll be praying, Pope Francis is asking people around the world to pray—during the month of...
  • Climate Change Theorists Consistently Deceive with Glaring Omission

    02/05/2016 8:39:17 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2-4-16 | Charles Clough
    While CO2, which is not a pollutant, has been steadily climbing to almost 400 parts per million over the last 75 years, temperatures in the 20th century have fluctuated greatly. The Dust Bowl years of the 1930's were very warm, but from 1940-75, the temperatures plummeted, but then rebounded between 1976-1997, but have since leveled off, with perhaps a slight warming thanks to El Nino the last few years. Meanwhile, CO2 was steadily climbing. If there is no one to one relationship/correlation between temperature and CO2 even in the 20th Century, what of the past? The problem only becomes even...
  • Audubon Goes over the Edge (Jan/Feb 2016 issue promotes anti-science alarmism)

    02/04/2016 8:37:00 AM PST · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Master Resource ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Bob Endlich
    The cover of the January-February 2016 issue of Audubon Magazine proclaims: Arctic on the Edge: As global warming opens our most critical bird habitat, the world is closing in. In reality, it is the magazine's writers and editors who have gone over the edge with their misleading reports on the Arctic.
  • How can The Left Call Conservatives Anti-Science When they Are So Violently Anti-Math?

    02/03/2016 9:01:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 38 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-31-16 | Brother Bob
    "Proof is for mathematical theorems and alcoholic beverages. It's not for science." - Mann Washington Posts's Steven Mufson and Joby Warrick gave a glowing account of President Obama's warnings on Climate Change:"The growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other," Obama said in a speech at the Le Bourget conference center in Paris's industrial outskirts. "What should give us hope that this is a turning point, that this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet." Obama, who has staked his legacy on the fight against climate change,...
  • Clinton rolls out energy efficiency plan - 1/3 reduction in energy waste in 10 years

    02/02/2016 10:29:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2016 | Devin Henry
    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign Tuesday rolled out a plan to increase building energy efficiency standards as a way to cut emissions and save on energy costs. The plan, her campaign said Tuesday, looks to improve building codes, provide more information about buildings' energy usage and expand appliance energy labeling as ways to reduce energy consumption. The proposal would save households and businesses $70 billion, or $600 per household, annually if implemented, Clinton's campaign said, and reduce taxpayer spending on energy in federal buildings by $8 billion. Its goal is a one-third reduction in energy waste within ten years. The far-reaching...
  • Biggest storm of season looming

    01/30/2016 8:43:00 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 29 Jan, 2016 | Cory Reppenhagen
    DENVER - A developing winter storm is taking aim at Colorado, and it has the potential to be the biggest snowstorm of the season so far, for Denver. The El Niño weather pattern has delivered storms right into our "sweet spot" a few times since November, but Denver has only officially registered more than 3 inches of snow three times. It will take about 8 inches to take the title. That would beat the 1-day storm total from the middle of December. Denver’s only storms this season to measure more than 3 inches of snow: 7.7" December 15 4" November...
  • Clinton: GOP disbelieves climate change because Koch brothers tell them to

    01/31/2016 4:29:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/16 | Mark Hensch
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said late Saturday that most Republicans are skeptical of climate change because billionaire donors David and Charles Koch tell them to be. "Most of them are not that ill-informed," she said during a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "They just have to do what the Koch brothers tell them. They say, 'don't believe your lying eyes - listen to us.' " Clinton warned America's economy would slip behind other nations if lawmakers keep debating climate change instead of acting. "Some country is going to be the 21st Century clean energy superpower," she said. "I...
  • Carbon and Carbonate (Ocean acidification )

    01/30/2016 8:51:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Willis Eschenbach
    Guest Post by Willis EschenbachI’ve spent a good chunk of my life around, on, and under the ocean. I worked seasonally for many years as a commercial fisherman off of the western coast of the US. I’ve frozen off my begonias setting nets in driving sleet up in the Bering Sea. I’m also a blue-water sailor with a Pacific crossing under my belt, and a surfer, and both a sport and a commercial diver.Plus I’m eternally curious, so I have read about and studied the ocean all my life.Based on both my experience and my knowledge, I have written...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio meets Pope Francis to talk about climate change

    01/28/2016 6:55:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 35 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 28, 2015 | Jodi Gugliemi
    Leonardo DiCaprio has officially met the Pope. The actor had a private meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday morning. "Leo explained that he wanted to discuss a subject they both have very much at heart: protecting the environment and climate change," a source tells PEOPLE. DiCaprio, 41, arrived at the Vatican at 11:15 a.m. local time and was accompanied by his father, George DiCaprio, and Milutin Gatsby, global fundraising chair for the actor's namesake charity, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. During the 15-minute meeting, the actor presented the pontiff with a check from his environmental philanthropy for him...
  • We print money to bail out banks. Why can't we do it to solve climate change?

    01/30/2016 4:16:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | January 30, 2016 | by Matthias Kroll
    We need an estimated $1tn per year to stay below a global temperature rise of 2C. Creating new money might be the only way to meet this financial challenge. The international community has agreed on an ambitious agenda to curb climate change. Some 195 countries have decided to try and cut greenhouse gas emissions to a level that will limit the rise in average global temperatures to well below 2C. The question we now face is: how are we going to finance the changes needed to reach this goal? Quantitative easing - creating new money - might just be the...
  • ASK A METEOROLOGIST: 'Age of extreme weather' started 20 years ago

    01/29/2016 8:06:33 AM PST · by gorush · 70 replies
    Wisconsin Dells Events ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | Jeff Smith
    After last weekend’s East Coast blizzard, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said “we’re in an age of extreme weather.” I’ve been studying and forecasting the weather since I was 12 years old in the mid 1970s and have come to the conclusion that I agree with de Blasio. I’ll add to de Blasio’s comment that not only do I think we’re in an age of extreme weather, but I think that “age” started more than 20 years ago when Hurricane Andrew hit south Florida in 1992, followed by the “storm of the century” in 1993. Perhaps some could...
  • 300 scientists send letter to Congress accusing NOAA of cooking the books on climate change

    01/29/2016 9:31:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/29/2016 | Rick Moran
    One of the least reliable sources for data on climate change is the US federal government. Now, a group of 300 scientists and academics want Congress to investigate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for cooking the books on climate data in order to erase the pause in the rise in temperature cited by, among other sources, the IPCC. Incredibly, the NOAA accumulated data by measuring the water temperature from the engine intake valves of ocean going cargo ships. The scientists want Congress to investigate whether the agency violated the Data Quality Act, which seeks to insure the accurate dissemination...
  • Apocalypse Delayed

    01/28/2016 2:56:36 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | January 27, 2016 | David French
    In January, 2006 - when promoting his Oscar-winning (yes, Oscar-winning) documentary, An Inconvenient Truth - Gore declared that unless we took "drastic measures" to reduce greenhouse gasses, the world would reach a "point of no return" in a mere ten years. He called it a "true planetary emergency." Well, the ten years passed today, we're still here, and the climate activists have postponed the apocalypse. Again.
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Here’s How Expensive It Is To Cut CO2 With Green Energy

    01/28/2016 10:14:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 28, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Politicians and environmentalists concerned about global warming are pushing policies to cut carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector. It's too bad they are pushing costly green energy technologies. ExxonMobil's annual energy report shows just how expensive it is to use green energy to cut CO2 emissions. Replacing coal power, for example, with wind or solar energy costs upwards of $100 and $200, respectively, per ton of CO2 reduced. That’s much more expensive than replacing coal with natural gas or simply improving vehicle engine efficiency. Pushing electric cars, however, is the most expensive way to reduce CO2 emissions, costing $800...
  • Another Environmentalist Doomsday Clock Expires, When Can We Laugh?

    01/28/2016 6:57:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/28/2016 | David French
    The rapture was supposed to happen on September 13, 1988. A few fringe pastors were screaming that the end was nigh, that the righteous would soon disappear into the air while the rest of humanity was doomed to suffer a quite literal hell on earth. Forget the biblical admonition that no man knows the day nor hour of Christ's return, these men had figured it out. It was time to prepare yourself. I was a sophomore at a Christian college in Nashville, and it was the talk of the campus. No one likes to make fun of crazy Christian...
  • State Attorney General Climate Change Investigations are Unconstitutional

    01/28/2016 6:11:36 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 27, 2016 | Hans Bader
    Should government officials be able to cut off donations to groups because they employ people disparaged as "climate change deniers," even if the group in question is a think tank that studies a wide range of topics, only a few of which relate to climate change at all, and the "denial" in question includes telling politically inconvenient truths about the cost of proposed climate change legislation? Only a single-issue zealot with ideological blinders and a contempt for the First Amendment would think so. But that hasn't stopped New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and California Attorney General Kamala Harris investigating...
  • NOAA: Global Warming May Affect Your Beer and Its Price

    01/27/2016 5:44:57 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 19 replies
    Citizen Times ^ | January 27, 2016 18:45 UTC | Mark Barrett
    Link due to copyright. See first post.
  • Oil could actually be good for marine life

    01/27/2016 5:11:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    We Up It ^ | 1/27/16 | James Planas
    The is the first time when a study has shown a link between sea floor and the microbial processes in the upper ocean and provided a deep insight into how natural gas is interacting with microbes. While that amount is still a lot of oil, it is spread out in time over an entire year, so is much less devastating to marine life than oil from a huge spill. Scientists will continue to research the interactions between marine life and oil, and will look deeper into which types of phytoplankton benefit the most from this situation. "This is the beginning...
  • Top Scientist: UN “Climate Finance” Is Subsidy for Kleptocracy

    01/27/2016 4:08:14 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 January 2016 | Alex Newman
    The international wealth-redistribution schemes of the United Nations, justified under the guise of battling alleged man-made global warming, are really a massive subsidy to kleptocrats ruling poor countries paid for by the poor and middle classes of wealthier and freer nations, according to internationally renowned physicist Dr. Fred Singer.
  • The number of blizzards has DOUBLED in the past 20 years: Scientists blame global warming

    01/25/2016 5:18:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 25, 2016 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    Blizzards, like the one that battered the East Coast this weekend, have doubled in number over the past 20 years. From 1960-94, the US had an average of nine blizzards per year. Since 1995, that annual average has risen to 19. And it's not just their frequency that's increasing. More blizzards are forming outside the normal storm season of October to March, scientists have found.
  • Al Gore Armageddon clock

    01/27/2016 9:31:27 AM PST · by Steven Tyler · 14 replies
    Vanity | January 27 2016 | Vanity
    Al Gore's Armageddon. Any sketchy weather to report from freeper land
  • Sparks fly in debate over North Fork coal mining ( Jobs & Energy: Colorado )

    01/25/2016 8:57:07 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | January 24, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    Environmental organizations that offered more than 150,000 comments calling on the U.S. Forest Service to reject an agreement to allow additional mining in the North Fork area said the response demonstrated strong public opposition. More like "stuffing the ballot box," said an industry spokesman who noted that the environmental opposition would undermine a bargain fashioned over five years of talks. The Forest Service proposes reinstating the North Fork coal-mining exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule. The exception would allow Arch Coal to extend the West Elk Mine near Somerset below the roadless area. The roadless exemption would allow construction of...
  • Supreme Court upholds U.S. effort to control peak power use, prevent blackouts

    01/26/2016 8:33:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    usatoday | Jan. 25, 2016 | Richard Wolf
    Linky only.
  • Yet another prediction of doom over Greenland ice melt and the AMOC that we can ignore

    01/26/2016 10:41:53 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com/ ^ | / 4 days ago January 22, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the “fresh melt water will disrupt the planet” department, except that this ongoing alarm has already been debunked by NASA, see:NASA refutes Mann and Rahmstorf – Finds Atlantic ‘Conveyor Belt’ Not SlowingIllustration depicting the overturning circulation of the global ocean. Throughout the Atlantic Ocean, the circulation carries warm waters (red arrows) northward near the surface and cold deep waters (blue arrows) southward. Image credit: NASA/JPL Melting Greenland ice sheet may affect global ocean circulation, future climateUniversity of South Florida and international scientists find influx of freshwater could disrupt the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, an important component of global...
  • Time: '2016 Expected to Be the Warmest Year on Record'

    01/25/2016 1:32:06 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 25, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    The first month of the year isn't even over yet and as people in the Northeast are digging their way out of one of the biggest snowstorms in recorded history, Time magazine has a message for you: "2016 Expected to Be the Warmest Year on Record." Yes, they couldn't even wait for the temperature readings to be evaluated in the months to come to make that prediction. Just as much of the mainstream media have already declared 2014 and 2015 based on highly questionable evidence, they are already declaring 2016 to be even hotter based on absolutely no evidence other...
  • The Future of Epic Blizzards in a Warming World (BS Alert!)

    01/24/2016 3:07:01 AM PST · by samtheman · 38 replies
    www.scientificamerican.com ^ | January 22, 2016 | Andrea Thompson
    As the planet warms because of excess heat trapped by human-emitted greenhouse gases, the atmosphere can hold more moisture.
  • Cosmic Cycles, not Carbon Dioxide, Control Climate

    01/24/2016 8:32:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | 1/21/2016 | Viv Forbes
    Those who think the political war on carbon will cool the globe or keep climate stable need to study climate history. Temperatures on Earth dance to a cyclic rhythm every hour, every day, every month, every season, every year, and to every beat of the sun-spot and glacial cycles. The daily solar cycle causes continual changes in temperature for every spot on Earth. It produces the frosts at dawn, the mid-day heat and the cooling at sunset. It is regulated by rotation of the Earth. Superimposed on the daily solar cycle is the monthly lunar cycle, driven by the orbit...
  • How NOAA used fuzzy math to make 2015 the ‘hottest year on record’

    01/23/2016 4:25:23 AM PST · by Marcus · 15 replies
    Blasting News ^ | Jan 23, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Recently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) announced that 2015 had the hottest global average temperature ever measured, shattering the previous record held in 2014. The news was widely reported in the media, including the New York Times, which declared that global warming, which had paused since 1998, is back and with a vengeance. The clear implication was that the sooner we stop using fossil fuels and putting all that carbon dioxide in the air, the better
  • Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings

    01/21/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 192 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 21, 2016 | Weather.com
    Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm's impact as it carves a path from the nation's heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday. As of Thursday morning, just over 73 million people – or roughly one in every four...
  • Fact check: How Ted Cruz gets it wrong on climate change [Earth is warming because of humans]

    01/21/2016 10:28:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/21/2016 | Seth Borenstein and Scott Bauer, Associated Press
    NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) -- Ted Cruz is decidedly at odds with the scientific consensus that Earth is warming because of human activity. A look at some of the Republican presidential contender's claims on the subject in New Hampshire this week and how they compare with the facts:CRUZ: "The satellites that actually measure the temperature, that we've launched into the air to measure the temperature, they have recorded no significant warming whatsoever for the last 18 years."THE FACTS: Scientists, including those who work with the very satellite measuring system that Cruz refers to, say he's misusing the satellite data. They...
  • GISS and NOAA to Announce 2015 “Record High” Global Temperatures in Joint Media .......

    01/20/2016 9:32:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com/ ^ | January 20, 2016 | Bob Tisdale
    Guest Post by Bob TisdaleSEE UPDATE 1 AT END OF POST: I’ve provided a link to the slides from the teleconference and updated monthly and annual graphs.# # #On January 15th, NOAA Communications notified the media Wednesday: NOAA, NASA to announce official analyses of 2015 global temperature, climate conditions. WHAT: NOAA, NASA media teleconference call announcing 2015 global climate analyses – brief summary remarks – questions and answers WHEN: Wednesday, January 20, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time (U.S.) WHO: Thomas R. Karl, L.H.D., director, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, N.C. and chair of the Subcommittee...
  • How accurate are findings from the frontiers of climate science? ... warming of the oceans??.

    01/20/2016 6:41:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com/ ^ | January 19, 2016 | Guest Blogger / Larry Kummer
    Full Title:******************************************************************How accurate are findings from the frontiers of climate science? For example, about warming of the oceans.****************************************************************** By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website.Summary: This post looks at an often asked question about climate science — how accurate are its findings, a key factor when we make decisions about trillions of dollars (and affecting billions of people). Specifically, it examines the oceans’ heat content, a vital metric since the oceans absorbing 90%+ of global warming. How accurate are those numbers? The error bars look oddly small, especially compared to those of sea surface temperatures. This also shows how...
  • Debunking The "Vikings Weren’t Victims Of Climate" Myth [Greenland and Historical Realities]

    01/20/2016 6:14:55 PM PST · by zeestephen · 10 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 19 January 2016 | F.J. Shepherd
    Some people have claimed that Greenland was no warmer 1,000 years ago than it is today...In this essay, I will examine some of the historical facts concerning Greenland starting 1,000 years ago and will then attempt to demonstrate how much warmer Greenland had to be in order to accommodate the history that transpired in this region.
  • Smart power: Pentagon ordered to take action on climate change {Biofuel carrier strike group]

    01/20/2016 3:11:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Clearly human driven climate change and anthropogenic global warming can not be defeated through political action alone. A challenge this monumental will call for more strident measures. With that in mind, the Obama administration has apparently decided to bring in the big guns… literally. The Pentagon has been ordered to “address climate change.” (Free Beacon) A new directive issued by Pentagon leaders mandates that the agency work to "assess and manage risks associated with the impacts of climate change," according to a copy of the Jan. 14 directive issued by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.As the Obama administration...
  • Earth's temperature depends on where you put thermometer

    01/20/2016 10:02:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 12:39 PM EST | Seth Borenstein
    When it comes to measuring global warming, it's all about altitude. Temperature readings taken close to Earth's surface -- about 6 feet off the ground -- show a slightly warmer planet than measurements taken from on high by satellites in orbit. And that discrepancy has given ammunition to climate-change doubters. Government agencies and most scientists rely primarily on ground measurements, and they show that 2015 was the warmest year on record. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, NASA, the Japanese and British meteorological agencies and the World Meteorological Organization all use ground data. It's a matter of better accuracy and relevance,...
  • Blame The Flintstones? Early Man Caused Global Warming, Study Says

    01/20/2016 11:02:52 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-20-2016 | Fox News
    January 20, 2016 FoxNews.com The world’s first farmers and their slash-and-burn agriculture may have set off global warming. A new analysis of ice-core climate data, archaeological evidence and ancient pollen samples is being used to suggest farming some 7,000 years ago helped put the brakes on a natural cooling process of the global climate, possibly contributing the warmer climate seen today. But the study is expected to raise a few eyebrows, given there were far fewer people on Earth back then and industrialization -- and the coal-fired power plants that come with it -- was still a long ways off....
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • O’Malley: Climate Change is ‘Greatest Business Opportunity’ in 100 Years

    01/19/2016 8:21:43 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/18/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    In his opening remarks during Sunday's fourth Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, S.C, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley called climate change "the greatest business opportunity to come to the United States in a hundred years."
  • Energy absorbed equivalent to Hiroshima bomb being exploded every second for 75 years (oceans)

    01/18/2016 4:31:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/16 | ap & Mark Prigg
    Man-made heat put into the world's oceans has DOUBLED since 1997: Energy absorbed equivalent to Hiroshima bomb being exploded every second for 75 years The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a new study has revealed. Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global warming goes into the world's oceans instead of the ground. Researchers have now tracked how much man-made heat has been buried in the oceans in the past 150 years.