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  • So does this huge blizzard disprove climate change?

    01/27/2015 3:12:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 27, 2015 | by Jessica Mendoza
    As the first major snowstorm of 2015 bears down on the Northeast, many pundits have taken the opportunity to mock the idea that humans are changing the climate. After all, it's very difficult to think "global warming" when your car is buried in snow. Still, all this doesn't necessarily mean that this particular blizzard was caused by, or made more intense by, human activity. Spotting the fingerprints of climate change in the middle of a blizzard is no easy task. But here's one thing we do know: As the climate continues to change, we can expect more weather like this.
  • EPA chief headed to Vatican to talk climate change

    01/27/2015 6:19:33 PM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 24 replies
    The Fishwrap ^ | 01/27/15 | Brian Roewe
    EPA chief headed to Vatican to talk climate change Brian Roewe †|† Jan. 27, 2015 Eco Catholic The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to make a brief Vatican visit at the end of the week on the topic of addressing climate change. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will meet there Friday with senior officials, among them Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. She is also slated to meet with Catholic journalists Friday morning and business leaders in Rome that afternoon. The agency initiated the meeting through U.S. Ambassador to the Holy...
  • Snowstorm Snowjob Is a Teachable Moment

    01/27/2015 3:32:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Here we are alive to tell the tale. Nobody perished, nobody died despite Mayor de Blasio's warning that few would survive this historic snowfall. I told you yesterday. You know, and, by the way, I hope everybody listens to the way I'm gonna analyze this today, because this is a key thing people are going to have to realize. They're going to have to learn why this happened. Why was this presented, this forecast -- and, even at its worst, it was gonna be 24 inches, which New York has survived countless times. Yet this was presented as a life-threatening...
  • Why the Blizzard Forecast Missed Its Mark

    01/27/2015 4:56:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN ^ | 1/27/15 | Robert Lee Hotz
    National Weather Service experts misjudged the path and impact of the blizzard that struck the Northeast on Monday and Tuesday, in large part because they trusted the wrong forecasting model, several independent meteorologists said. Rather than rely on their own forecasting systemóupgraded in recent weeksóthe federal experts placed their faith instead on a well-regarded European computer model that predicted the worst of this storm would squarely hit New York City. That system earlier had outperformed the U.S. forecasting system in predicting the path of superstorm Sandy. This time, the European forecasting model was wrong, several commercial forecasters said. That model,...
  • Court battle set for Obama climate rule (twelve states - power plants)

    01/27/2015 3:36:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Timothy Cama
    A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments in a pair of cases challenging the Obama administrationís climate rule proposal for power plants. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Tuesday that it will hear oral arguments from the various sides in the cases on the morning of April 16. Twelve states, led by West Virginia, along with coal mining company Murray Energy Corp., filed separate lawsuits last year asking the court to overturn the Environmental Protection Agencyís (EPA) proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. In briefs...
  • Atlantic Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration May Soon Be a Reality

    01/27/2015 2:52:02 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg
    American Legislator ^ | 1-27-15 | John Eick
    Big news today out of the Interior Department: much of the Atlantic coastline from Virginia to South Carolina will soon be opened up for oil and natural gas drilling. In 2010, Interior proposed opening parts of the Virginia coast to drilling, but pulled back after the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. At the recent States and Nation Policy Summit this past December, ALECís Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force adopted a resolution calling upon the Obama Administration to expand access to additional offshore resources in its 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and natural gas leasing program...
  • The Blizzard That Wasnít

    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 ďclimate changeĒ you meant a dramatic blizzard with high winds and several feet of snow. Itís winter and you get the occasional, rare blizzard every few years, but more often you get snowstorms. Thatís not ďchangeĒ 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...
  • EPA director warns of vanishing snow due to global warming as historic blizzard approaches

    01/27/2015 6:20:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In politics, much as with a Broadway chorus line, timing is everything. That’s a lesson that current EPA Director, Gina McCarthy will probably take to heart after this one. As the northeast braces for what is being described as a potentially historic snowstorm, Ms. McCarthy spent the beginning of her weekend huddling with environmental activists with a clear message. These climate change deniers will ruin the ski industry because we’re going to run out of snow. The Environmental Protection Agency, Aspen Skiing Co., and a pair of Olympic snowboarders teamed up Thursday to help spread the word about climate...
  • Peer-reviewed pocket-calculator climate model exposes serious errors in complex computer models

    01/26/2015 1:26:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Physics Organization News ^ | January 21, 2015
    Near-term global warming projections (brick-red region) on[0.13, 0.50] K decade-1, compared with observations (green region)that fall on [0.0, 0.11] K decade-1, and the simple model's 21stcentury warming projections (yellow arrow), falling on 0.09 [0.06,0.12] K decade-1. Credit: Science China PressA major peer-reviewed climate physics paper in the first issue (January 2015: vol. 60 no. 1) of the prestigious Science Bulletin (formerly Chinese Science Bulletin), the journal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, exposes elementary but serious errors in the general-circulation models relied on by the UN's climate panel, the IPCC. The errors were the reason for concern about Man's effect...
  • Blizzard Warning for NYC and Southern NY State (20 - 30 inches)

    01/25/2015 10:34:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 55 replies
    Blizzard Warning for NYC and Southern NY State Active for next 1 day, 23 hours ∑ National Weather Service This alert has been updated. Posted 3 hours, 18 minutes ago Crippling and potentially historic blizzard to impact the area from late Monday into Tuesday.Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 1 pm Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night. Locations: New York City and surrounding immediate suburbs. Long Island, and most of southern Connecticut.Hazard types: Heavy snow and blowing snow, with blizzard conditions.Accumulations: snow accumulation of 20 to 30 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4...
  • Panic-buyers flood grocery stores and commuters are begged to stay home ahead of 'historic'..

    01/25/2015 9:00:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 103 replies
    Dailymail.com and Associated Press ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | Kieran Corcoran For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    Panic-buyers flood grocery stores and commuters are begged to stay home ahead of 'historic' blizzard that threatens to drop THREE FEET of snow on New York City and up to 57million on East CoastHuge lines were pictured in food stores and warnings flooded in to stay home amid snow falling at 4inches per hour Bill de Blasio warned New Yorkers not to 'underestimate' the storm, which could drop 36inches in places Snowfall expected to be accompanied by hurricane-strength winds blowing at up to 65 miles per hour New York governor Andrew Cuomo warned commuters to go home early as roads...
  • Huge storm to dump over 2 feet of snow on NYC (Global Warming Alert)

    01/25/2015 1:37:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 239 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | C.J. Sullivan and David K. LiJanuary
    A double dose of snow makes its way toward NYC Driver miraculously survives pileup between two big rigs Motorists angry over alternative-side parking rules during snowfall New York braced for one of the biggest blizzards in ďthe cityís history,Ē with over 24 inches of snow expected to blanket Gotham on Monday and Tuesday, authorities said. ďWe are facing one of the largest storms in the cityís history,Ē Mayor de Blasio said. ďThis could be a stormÖthe likes of which we have never seen before.Ē Snow is expected to begin falling just before sunrise on Monday before the serious blizzard kicks...
  • New-World-Pope Francis Climate Change 'Encyclical' Coming In 2015 To Push Agenda 21 On Catholicism

    01/25/2015 10:30:42 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Another Voice (Rev. 18:4) ^ | 12/29/14 | Tom M.
    Follow up on: New Pope Arrives 3-13-13: Bergoglio Anagram and "Last Pope Prophecy", A21, Purpose Driven, Seagull Symbolism 3-13-13 "This post...in general, [is] to look at the result of the selection of the new pope to try and determine whether what happened fits the basic scenario with regard to the "Zionist global agenda"... Three things are apparent right of the bat. They are (1) the name of the selected pope, (2) the papal name chosen by the selected pope, and (3) the meaning of that name as indicative of what his mission will be and the significance of that "mission"...First...
  • Man-made adjustments transform cooling to warming in Paraguay, South America

    01/25/2015 1:35:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | January 25th, 2015 | Joanne
    Itís not fossil fuels causing global warming, itís man-made adjustments. Stop the adjustments! In South America, there are hardly any rural land thermometers. GISS tells us the area is warming (see the map below). Paul Homewood looked at the raw data. There are only three rural stations currently operating in the area, Puerto Casado, Mariscal, and San Juan, and they all show a raw trend that falls. As in so many other situations, after adjustments, all three show a rising trend. The changes are breathtaking. In Mariscal raw temperatures of 25.5C turned out to be ďreallyĒ 22.5C. (Those 1950...
  • 2014: Among the 3 percent Coldest Years in 10,000 years?

    01/24/2015 9:20:14 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball
    We were told in October, before 2014 was over, that it was heading toward being the warmest year on record (Figure 1). The visual link of Polar Bears underscored the message. In fact, 2014 was among the coldest 3 percent of years of the last 10,000, but that doesnít suit the political agenda.Figure 1We know the headline referred to NOAAís projection, but the public only remember ďwarmest yearĒ. It is a routine of manipulation of headlines practiced by bureaucrats and supporters of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), from the start. The claim was not surprising, because NOAA was...
  • Super-Heated Air from Climate Science on NOAAís ďHottestĒ Year

    01/24/2015 12:12:21 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Guest Post by Roman Mureika
    It was bound to happen eventually. We could see it coming Ė a feeding frenzy from ďreally, it is still getting warmerĒ to ďwe told you so: this is proof positive that the science is settled and we will all boil or fry!Ē The latest numbers are in and they show the ďhottestĒ year since temperature data has become available depending on which data you look at. The cheerleader this time around seems to have been AP science correspondent Seth Borenstein. Various versions of his essay on the topic have permeated most of Americaís newspapers including my own hometown...
  • 2014 Is on Track to Be the Hottest Year Ever on Record (Says NOAA)

    11/30/2014 3:22:02 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 61 replies
    Take Part ^ | November 30, 2014 23:17 GMT | Kristina Bravo
    NOAA says that the first 10 months of the calendar have been the warmest in more than 130 years. The weather outside has been frightful, but not because itís cold. According to a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this year is shaping up to be the hottest since scientists began keeping record more than 130 years ago. The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature from January to October was 1.22 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 20th century average of 57.4 degrees Fahrenheit. ďRecord warmth for the year-to-date was particularly notable across much of northern...
  • A rare sighting of endangered scientific graph in newsprint (Global warming??)

    01/24/2015 11:43:53 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | January 22nd, 2015 | Joanne
    We skeptics get excited about unusual things. The Australian published Michael Asten today in the Op-Ed pages, and took the extremely rare step of publishing a scientific graph (!) with a few error bars and everything. Newspapers publish economic graphs all the time, so itís nice to see the scientific debate getting a bit more sophisticated than just the usual ďdeniers are evil, government climate scientists speak the word of GodĒ type of stuff. (In the Enlightenment, data was a greater source of authority than any human; how we pine for those days.) The only thing the story should have...
  • Scientists move Doomsday Clock: Global warming apparently an imminent threat

    01/24/2015 10:26:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/24/2015 | Rick Moran
    A hundred years from now, if we're all dead because of global warming, scientists have my permission to spit on my grave. But that's 100 years in the future. So why did the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists move their iconic Doomsday Clock 2 minutes closer to midnight and cite global warming as a major reason? The proliferation and modernization of nukes I can understand. Human civilization can be destroyed in half an hour if there was a large scale nuclear exchange. But by the time the terrible effects of global warming are supposedly to be felt to the fullest, you...
  • The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Hereís 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. Hereís how the Earth will get its revenge.Last year, we learned what is probably the worst global warming news yet ó 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...
  • Why Liberals Should Embrace Romney the Progressive Champion: Cheering the latest Mittamorphosis

    01/23/2015 8:05:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | January 23, 2015 | David Corn
    It is time for liberals to cheer Mitt Romney. Not because his possible entry into the 2016 Republican presidential contest could cause chaos for the GOP. But because Romney, apparently seeing the error of his "severely conservative" ways, has become a progressive crusader. Initial news reports noted that Romney was telling Republicans privately that should he mount a third presidential bid he would run to the right of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, an all-but-announced contender. Yet in public remarks, Romney has been sounding like a born-again lefty. At an investment management conference in Utah this week, Romney told the...
  • Tea Party spawns GOP nightmare: How itís already ruining the partyís í16 strategy

    01/23/2015 12:49:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | January 23, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    GOP elites want Americans to think the party's boring and safe again. Maybe someone should notify the Tea Party. If youíre understandably perplexed by the Republican Partyís apparent decision to enter the post-Obama era by nominating either another member of the Bush dynasty, or another version of Mitt Romney, thereís at least one way to think about it that might help explain the seemingly inexplicable. Put simply, the leaders of the GOP, the people who tend to be referred to as ďthe establishment,Ē fervently believe that in order to win in 2016, Republicans will have to convince voters that the...
  • Ted Cruz & Climate Change (Is this all they have? If so, he has a great chance of being next prez)

    01/23/2015 12:25:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Cagle Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | Rick Jensen
    If this is the best liberals can do to disparage Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator has a great chance of being our next President. Adam Estes at Gizmodo.com fired off a salvo that simply begs a little asterisking.** Estes writes: ďEven though Cruz is from Houston, home of Johnson Space Center, thereís reason to believe that heíll continue his pursuit of trying to deflate the space agency. Heck, just look at all the dumb things heís said about science in recent years.Ē ďNet Neutralityí is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.Ē Ė...
  • EPA Putting Electricity Grid At Risk

    01/23/2015 11:58:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mike Duncan
    When the temperature dips below freezing, reliable electricity becomes more than a matter of convenience but a matter of life and death. Unfortunately, the reliability of our electric grid is at-risk due to EPA regulations that are shutting down America’s coal plants.Existing EPA regulations already have led to the scheduled shutdown of nearly 20 percent of the U.S. coal fleet. EPA’s newest carbon regulations being finalized this summer will lead to even more shutdowns. With coal responsible for generating nearly 40 percent of America’s electricity, these shutdowns will further strain our nation’s electricity grid and could leave many Americans in...
  • GOP Explainer: Climate Change and Amnesty

    01/23/2015 10:46:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I have to share with you, folks: I'm like many of you. When I saw yesterday, last night, that the Senate voted 98-1 to essentially accept the notion and affirm the idea that climate change is real, I about flipped my gourd. It's 98-1? I found out the one vote against it was James Inhofe of Oklahoma. Which would make perfect sense, because he does have his head on straight about global warming. But Ted Cruz, all these guys that we talk about? What's the deal here? So I had to come in and investigate this, and The...
  • Mitt Romney: Climate Change Is Real, Human-Induced, And We Must Tackle It

    01/22/2015 10:34:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 140 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | January 21, 2015
    Mitt Romney: Climate Change Is Real, Human-Induced, And We Must Tackle It
  • Rising Lake Michigan Ďunprecedentedí

    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. ďWeíre 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,Ē said Chris Schropp of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers."
  • A Plan Is Floating Around Davos To Spend $90 Trillion Redesigning All The Cities...

    01/22/2015 11:03:06 AM PST · by Twotone · 88 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | Jim Edwards
    Here's one way to solve global warming: Spend $90 trillion (£59 trillion) over the next few years to redesign all the cities ó as in all the cities on earth ó so people live in more densely packed neighborhoods and don't need cars.
  • Science Shows That Some Senators Arenít Qualified

    01/22/2015 9:17:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    A new Congress means changeóchange in the way that votes swing, legislature is pushed past, and committees are formed. With the 2014 midterm elections, the Republican Party took control of Congress, and subsequently, new senators were named to positions in congressional committees. Recently, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R.) was named chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space, while Fla Sen. Marco Rubio (R.) was named chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard. Interestingly enough, neither seem to have the education or beliefs necessary to head such influential positions. Cruz is infamous for his...
  • Republicans outfox Democrats on climate votes

    01/22/2015 7:15:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 21, 2015 | Elana Schor and Darren Goode
    The GOP accepts the notion of climate change - but not the way Democrats wanted them to.Senate Republicans head-faked Democrats on climate change Wednesday, agreeing in a floor vote that the planetís climate was changing, but blocking language that would have blamed human activity. In a complicated maneuver that was the first politically perilous test for Senate Republicans, the new majority party split up the votes that Democrats had hoped would force the GOP into an awkward roll call on whether they believed in the science behind climate change ó just hours after President Barack Obama slammed Republicans in his...
  • MIT Climate Scientist: Global Warming Believers a ĎCultí

    01/21/2015 10:54:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 21, 2015 | Howie Carr
    An MIT professor of meteorology is dismissing global-warming alarmists as a discredited ďcultĒ whose members are becoming more hysterical as emerging evidence continues to contradict their beliefs. During an appearance on this writerís radio show Monday, MIT Professor emeritus Richard Lindzen discussed the religious nature of the movement. ďAs with any cult, once the mythology of the cult begins falling apart, instead of saying, oh, we were wrong, they get more and more fanatical. I think thatís whatís happening here. Think about it,Ē he said. ďYouíve led an unpleasant life, you havenít led a very virtuous life, but now youíre...
  • Jim Inhofe flips the script on Democratic climate-change-is-a-hoax vote

    01/21/2015 4:35:32 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21 at 5:09 PM | Philip Bump
    The United States Senate voted Wednesday to agree that climate change "is real and not a hoax." That was it, the full extent of the amendment to the Senate's slow-moving Keystone XL pipeline bill. Final tally: 98 to 1.This was one of two traps set up by Democrats to get their opponents on the record as disputing the authenticity of human-caused global warming, a phenomenon nearly universally accepted by the scientific community. But it didn't go as expected.Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) co-sponsored the amendment with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who introduced it. Inhofe can claim credit as a primary inspiration...
  • Senate Votes 98-1 That Climate Change 'Is Not A Hoax'

    01/21/2015 2:17:54 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 193 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 21, 2015
    United States senators are now on the record on the question of whether climate change is "a hoax." The Senate on Wednesday passed a measure stating that "climate change is real and is not a hoax" by a margin of 98-1. The amendment was designed in part as a jab at GOP Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, who has questioned the science of climate change. Inhofe voted for the measure, arguing that the true "hoax" is that climate change is the result of human activity. "Climate is changing, and climate has always changed, and always will, there's archeological evidence of...
  • Inhofe Calls Obamaís Climate Agenda A ĎWealth Redistribution Schemeí

    01/21/2015 9:13:38 AM PST · by yoe · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 21, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe criticized President Barack Obamaís doubling down on fighting global warming Tuesday night, arguing that the presidentís planned climate regulations was simply ďa wealth redistribution scheme.Ē ďWhy the pain for no gain?Ē Inhofe asked in a rebuttal to Obamaís State of the Union speech. ĒAs The Wall Street Journal put it when reporting on just one of the presidentís many climate regulations, this is a wealth redistribution scheme being imposed by the president through the EPA.Ē ďThis is the real climate agenda the president chose not to address tonight. It is no wonder because it would...
  • Rampell: Dangerously in denial on climate change

    01/20/2015 11:16:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | January 20, 2015 | Catherine Rampell, The Washington Post
    Last year, government scientists tell us, was the hottest year on record. This news is terribly ó what's the word? ó inconvenient. No, not for polar bears or drought victims or coastal dwellers. It's inconvenient for politicians across the country who, despite whatever data or overwhelming scientific consensus might be proffered, insist on denying global warming. In recent weeks, West Virginia has snatched national headlines for its attempts to doctor school science standards to discredit climate change. The sixth-grade science curriculum, for example, was amended so that, rather than having students "clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the...
  • The myth of the methane menace

    01/19/2015 8:58:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced major new regulations on the emissions of methane into the air from oil and gas production. It calls methane a ďpotentĒ pollutant and its new rules would require a 45 percent reduction by 2025 from 2012 levels. Most Americans support these new rules, according to polling from environmental groups. This isnít surprising. Methane sounds like a dirty and dangerous pollutant and even deadly if leaked into water or the air. However, methane is just another term for the main component of natural gas. Drillers have a powerful motive to stop leakage on...
  • Earth's hottest year, and GOP doesn't get it

    01/19/2015 8:01:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2015 | Rhea Suh, NRDC president & former Obama official
    The U.S. ocean, atmospheric and space agencies affirmed on Friday what the planet has been telling us every way it knows how: 2014 was the hottest year since record keeping began in 1880. That means average land and sea temperatures, worldwide, have never been hotter in modern times, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (the gold standard for global climate data) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (the guys who put a man on the moon). This isn't about whether we believe in science: It's about whether we believe the thermometer. In fact, the 16 hottest years...
  • 2014 as the Mildest Year: Why You are Being Misled on Global Temperatures.

    01/19/2015 12:39:16 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 20 replies
    Roy Spencer PhD. blog ^ | 1-18-15 | Dr. Roy Spencer
    OR: Why I Should Have Been an Engineer Rather than a Climate Scientist Iíve been inundated with requests this past week to comment on the NOAA and NASA reports that 2014 was the ďhottestĒ year on record. Since I was busy with a Japan space agency meeting in Tokyo, it has been difficult for me to formulate a quick response. Of course, Iíve addressed the ďhottest yearĒ claim before it ever came out, both here on October 21, and here on Dec. 4. In the three decades Iíve been in the climate research business, itís been clear that politics have...
  • New plan calls for Miami-Dade mayor to take reins on sea rise

    01/18/2015 5:45:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/18/15 | Jenny Staletovich
    Miami-Dade Countyís task force on rising seas wants the county mayor to take the reins on the mounting problem and will propose a suite of resolutions before commissioners on Wednesday to address the issue. The measures will serve as ďmarching ordersĒ to increase the countyís response to sea rise, County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa said during a meeting with Miami Herald editors last week. She sponsored the legislation carrying out the task force recommendations as one of her last acts as commission chairwoman. The resolutions ask Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to take formal oversight and dedicate staff and resources to shepherd...
  • Ooops. NASA now ď38% sureĒ 2014 was warmest year on record

    01/18/2015 11:40:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We were recently informed by the blaring of progressive trumpets and flapping of angelic wings that evil energy users had set a new record, with 2014 being the warmest year in recorded history. The end is clearly near, so you should all begin getting your affairs in order unless President Obama can rail through his new methane regulations. It is, as Mother Jones described it, a moment of truth. Well folks, what can I say? We had a good run.But wait! The phrase ‚Äúmoment of truth‚ÄĚ ends with a rather important word. How ‚Äútrue‚ÄĚ is this claim? The folks...
  • Scientists balk at Ďhottest yearí claims: Ignores Satellites showing 18 Year ĎPauseí

    01/16/2015 9:52:08 AM PST · by don-o · 12 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | Januuary 16, 2015
    The global warming establishment and the media are crowing about 2010 being in a tie for the ¬ďhottest year¬Ē ever. The UK Guardian headline sums up the media‚Äôs promotion: UK Guardian: ‚ÄėHottest Year‚Äô Claim: 2014 officially the ‚Äėhottest year‚Äô on record US government scientists say - ‚ÄėNasa and Noaa scientists report 2014 was 0.07F (0.04C) higher than previous records‚ĶThe global average temperatures over land and sea surface for the year was 1.24F (0.69C) above the 20th century average, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) and Nasa reported. The scientists said 2014 was 0.07F (0.04C) higher than the previous records...
  • Who Am to Judge Your Carbon Footprint? Pope Francis and Climate Change

    01/17/2015 2:32:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 49 replies
    Catholic Family News | 1/16/15 | John Venarri
    Pope Francis is in the news for speaking out on the alleged dangers of man-made Climate Change. Unfortunately, Francis is outside his field in making comments on this topic, and seems to have accepted uncritically the unproven pop-science of the moment. Francis himself is not a climatologist, and no one would expect a Pope to be so. Francis, however, is also not a theologian, (no Doctorate, that is) but was a teacher of literature in Argentina, who went on to become Novice Master, Jesuit Provincial and then Rector of the Jesuit Collegio Maximo, prior to his elevation to the episcopacy....
  • Kerry: Climate science 'screaming at us'

    01/17/2015 12:53:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday called for "ambitious, concrete action" to combat climate change after a government agency released new data about global temperatures. "Whatís surprising is that anyone is surprised that 2014 was the hottest year on record. The science has been screaming at us for a long, long time," Kerry said Friday in a statement released by the State Department. Kerry said historic temperatures, greenhouse gas emissions and extreme weathers events like torrential rain and droughts "are having devastating economic, security and health impacts across the planet." His comments were in response to a new report...
  • On the Biases Caused by Omissions in the 2014 NOAA State of the Climate Report

    01/17/2015 11:08:25 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 2 hours ago January 17, 2015 | Bob Tisdale
    Guest Post by Bob TisdaleI hadnít read the NOAA State of the Climate (SOTC) Report for 2014 when I prepared the post Does the Uptick in Global Surface Temperatures in 2014 Help the Growing Difference between Climate Models and†Reality? †(WattsUpWithThat cross post is here.) I simply presented data and climate model outputs in that post.The following are a few observations about the annual NOAA report. NOAA biased their report by omitting key discussions.† First an introduction.THE 2014 GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOAA SOTC REPORTWith respect to surface temperatures, the Global Highlights of the NOAA State of the Climate report...
  • 2014, NOAA NASA produce weakest science on hottest fantasy in modern record

    01/17/2015 10:11:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Joannenova.com.au ^ | January 17th, 2015 | Joanne
    The Art of Lying by Omission Back in the old days, when scientists had standards, they would never get excited over one hot year and certainly not over one meaningless hundredth of a degree.The NOAA and NASA spinmeisters are parsing their press releases carefully, using vagueness to speak in half-truth-tongues. They utter no outright lie, yet misinform the crowd with lies by omission.NOAA and NASA don¬ít say their models still don¬ít work, that the world was supposed to be a lot warmer and the ¬ďpause¬Ē continues. Nor do they admit that it has been warmer before many times in...
  • The heat is on; NOAA, NASA say 2014 warmest year on record (hurl alert)

    01/16/2015 9:49:14 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 16,2015 11:26 AM (ET) | By SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of record-keeping. Earlier, the Japanese weather agency and an independent group out of University of California Berkeley also measured 2014 as the hottest on record.
  • Humans Push Planet Beyond Boundaries Towards "Danger Zone": Study

    01/15/2015 12:14:11 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 15, 2015 19:07 GMT | Chris Arsenault
    ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human activity has pushed the planet across four of nine environmental boundaries, sending the world towards a "danger zone", according to a study published on Thursday in the journal Science. Climate change, biodiversity loss, changes in land use, and altered biogeochemical cycles due in part to fertilizer use have fundamentally changed how the planet functions, the study said. These changes destabilize complex interactions between people, oceans, land and the atmosphere, said the paper "Planetary Boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet" by 18 leading international researchers.
  • Atomic Message to 21st Century in 1969: ďSun Wonít Shine!"

    01/15/2015 11:10:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | John Ransom
    In an article provide from the archives of the Chicago Tribune we see a cautionary tale with¬† happy ending. The article written by Michael Smith in January of 1969 quotes Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, then chairman of the Atomic Energy commission: ¬ďFor 21st century Chicago,¬Ē Smith wrote in summary of Seaborg in 1969, ¬ďthe price could be the creation of a city in which the sun never shines because it cannot penetrate the tons of airborne pollutants and a city where rainfall strikes terror because it drenches everything with destructive and deadly acids.¬ĒGrowing up in Chicago the sun often never...
  • Study: Sea level rise accelerating more than once thought

    01/14/2015 6:00:39 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 60 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 01/14/15 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    The worldís oceans are now rising far faster than they did in the past, a new study says. The study found that for much of the 20th century ó until about 1990 ó sea level was about 30 percent less than earlier research had figured. But thatís not good news, scientists say, because about 25 years ago the seas started rising faster and the acceleration in 1990 turns out to be more dramatic than previously calculated.
  • Obama Is Said to Be Planning New Rules on Oil and Gas Industryís Methane Emissions

    01/14/2015 5:15:28 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    ny times ^ | 1-13-2015 | CORAL†DAVENPORT
    In President Obamaís latest move using executive authority to tackle climate change, administration officials will announce plans this week to impose new regulations on the oil and gas industryís emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, according to a person familiar with Mr. Obamaís plans. The administrationís goal is to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by up to 45 percent by 2025 from the levels recorded in 2012. The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the proposed regulations this summer, and final regulations by 2016, according to the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the...