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  • Global warming adding to Antarctic ice, experts say (Liberal Logic 101)

    10/12/2012 6:03:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 11, 2012 | Seth Borenstein
    WASHINGTON -- The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet, that spreading ice may be a cockeyed signal of man-made climate change, scientists say. This is Antarctica, the polar opposite of the Arctic.
  • Obama: Carbon ‘Eating Out Planet,’ ‘A Threat to Our Children’s Future’

    10/11/2012 2:50:20 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Obama: Carbon ‘Eating Out Planet,’ ‘A Threat to Our Children’s Future’ By Fred Lucas October 11, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama warned his supporters about the threat of global warming and vowed that more money to subsidize green energy firms would prevent it. “By the way, yes, my plan will reduce the carbon pollution that is eating our planet because climate change is not a hoax,” Obama said at a campaign rally at the Bank United Arena at the University of Miami. “More droughts and hurricanes and wildfires, that’s not a joke. That’s a threat to our children’s future,...
  • Actual AP Headline: 'Experts: Global Warming Means More Antarctic Ice'

    10/10/2012 3:12:04 PM PDT · by Snuph · 22 replies
    News Busters ^ | October 10, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    For many years, climate realists have pointed to expanding ice in Antarctica as a counter to the claim that decreasing ice in the Arctic is necessarily proof of anthropogenic global warming. The folks at the Associated Press on Wednesday came up with an unbelievable answer to that in an article unbelievably titled "Experts: Global Warming Means More Antarctic ice": While the North Pole has been losing sea ice over the years, the water nearest the South Pole has been gaining it. Antarctic sea ice hit a record 7.51 million square miles in September. That happened just days after reports of...
  • Energy Dept.: Carve a Windmill or Solar Panel Into Your Halloween Pumpkin

    10/10/2012 6:39:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Oct. 9, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – Green energy is going orange for Halloween, as the U.S. Energy Department offers downloadable pumpkin-carving patterns on its website. The "Energy-ween" designs include a windmill, solar panel, and compact fluorescent light bulb. “As the fall weather continues to cool, you’re probably already thinking of ways to save energy and maximize efficiency inside your home,” wrote April Saylor, a Digital Outreach Strategist for the Energy Department, in a recent blog post.
  • Global Malarkey

    10/09/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 3 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | October 9, 2012 | Rael Jean Isaac
    In an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama said that in his second term the most important policy he could address was climate change.  Given the damage he has done to fossil fuels in his first term (and the vast sums he has squandered on the will o the wisps of sun and wind), one shudders to think what is in store for our energy supply if he turns full attention to the subject.  Senator John McCain, his defeated Republican rival, was also a true believer in the global warming apocalypse, the notion that man-made global warming, if unchecked,...
  • Climate change: EU rebrands green energy campaign

    10/08/2012 1:02:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/8/12 | Roger Harrabin - Environment analyst
    The EU has launched a campaign aimed at showing how low-carbon solutions can improve quality of life. The European Commission believes that policies to cut greenhouse gases will only work if individuals share the vision of a low-carbon society. "It's perhaps been a bit too much doom and gloom in the past on climate," one official told the BBC at the launch in London. "We are now emphasising the need to inspire people." The EU-wide campaign runs until 2014. The campaign title "Worldulike" will doubtless raise eyebrows. The name is uncomfortably reminiscent of the British baked potato restaurant chain Spudulike....
  • Weather On Mars Surprisingly Warm, Curiosity Rover Finds

    10/06/2012 9:54:06 PM PDT · by FreedomOfExpression · 27 replies
    Space.com ^ | 10/1/2012 | Space.com staff
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is enjoying some nice, warm weather on the Red Planet — and spring hasn't even come to its landing site yet. Curiosity's onboard weather station, which is called the Remote Environment Monitoring Station (REMS), has measured air temperatures as high as 43 degrees Fahrenheit (6 degrees Celsius) in the afternoon. And temperatures have climbed above freezing during more than half of the Martian days, or sols, since REMS was turned on, scientists said. These measurements are a bit unexpected, since it's still late winter at Gale Crater, the spot 4.5 degrees south of the Martian equator...
  • A Thousand Words on Global Warming ('New' Global Warming Symbol, LOL!)

    10/05/2012 6:24:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | DYLAN WALSH
    Luis Prado has created what he hopes will become an international symbol for global warming “When I searched for a global warming icon, nothing appeared,” said Luis Prado, a graphic designer who illustrates publications and creates interpretive signs at his job at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. “So I made one.”
  • Millions of British households face blackout, energy watchdog has said

    10/06/2012 12:01:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 5, 2012 | Rowena Mason,
    In its strongest ever warning, Ofgem said there may have to be “controlled disconnections” of homes and businesses in the middle of this decade because Britain has not done enough to make sure it has enough electricity. The regulator's new analysis reveals the risk of power-cuts is almost 50 per cent in 2015 if a very cold winter causes high demand for electricity. It predicts Britain will face power shortages because old coal and oil plants are being forced to shut down under the European Union’s environmental regulations. This will partly be replaced by wind farms, but they are less...
  • Scripps blockbuster: Ocean acidification happens all the time — naturally

    10/05/2012 12:01:24 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    JoNova ^ | January 9th, 2012 | Joanne
    There goes another scare campaign.Until recently we had very little data about real time changes in ocean pH around the world. Finally autonomous sensors placed in a variety of ecosystems “from tropical to polar, open-ocean to coastal, kelp forest to coral reef” give us the information we needed.It turns out that far from being a stable pH, spots all over the world are constantly changing. One spot in the ocean varied by an astonishing 1.4 pH units regularly. All our human emissions are projected by models to change the world’s oceans by about 0.3 pH units over the next 90...
  • One vulnerable coral type adapts to ocean acidification in just 6 months

    10/04/2012 11:37:55 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    JoNova ^ | October 5th, 2012 | Joanne
    We already know that pH varies naturally across the oceans of the world. In some sites, it varies more in a single day than global oceans are likely to face in a century. But cold water corals live in deep water, are slow growing, and hard to study.Six years ago, experts in cold water corals were telling us how they would be likely to fall victim to ocean acidification first, and that they believed this for good reasons but with little experimental data. But about a year ago data came out (by one of those same experts) showing that rather...
  • Ancient Romans, Chinese Helped Warm Planet

    10/04/2012 8:25:35 PM PDT · by Milagros · 22 replies
    Newser ^ | Oct. 4, 2012
    Ancient Romans, Chinese Helped Warm Planet ICE SAMPLES REVEAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Oct 4, 2012 1:08 AM CDT (NEWSER) – Human activity contributed to climate change long before the Industrial Revolution, according to new research. Scientists analyzing ice core samples from Greenland found a spike in emissions of the greenhouse gas methane during a 200-year period around 2,000 years ago, when the ancient Roman and Chinese empires were at their peak, reports the Los Angeles Times. Researchers believe the rise was caused by the widespread use of charcoal as fuel and the burning of...
  • Embassies Facing Security Cuts Waste Money on Chevy Volts

    10/03/2012 10:50:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    nlpc.org ^ | Tue, 10/02/2012 - 13:00 | Peter Flaherty
    The U.S. military's newspaper, Stars & Stripes, recently reported that the Pentagon is buying Chevy Volts in a 1,500 electric-vehicle purchase, as part of the Defense Department's "green initiatives," which seek to reduce the country's dependence on foreign energy sources. A recent Congressional Budget Office study challenged the assumption that electric vehicles have any impact on such dependence, prompting the question of why the government is spending money this way. Against the backdrop of the attack on our embassy in Benghazi, and looming embassy security cuts due to sequestration, it appears politics and ideology are trumping common sense.A little poking...
  • Romans, Han Dynasty were greenhouse gas emitters: study

    10/04/2012 8:37:26 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 24 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | Wed Oct 3, 2012 4:35pm EDT | Alister Doyle
    (Reuters) - A 200-year period covering the heyday of both the Roman Empire and China's Han dynasty saw a big rise in greenhouse gases, according to a study that challenges the U.N. view that man-made climate change only began around 1800. A record of the atmosphere trapped in Greenland's ice found the level of heat-trapping methane rose about 2,000 years ago and stayed at that higher level for about two centuries. Methane was probably released during deforestation to clear land for farming and from the use of charcoal as fuel, for instance to smelt metal to make weapons, lead author...
  • Romans, Han Dynasty were greenhouse gas emitters: study

    10/03/2012 7:20:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/3/12 | Alister Doyle | Reuters
    OSLO (Reuters) - A 200-year period covering the heyday of both the Roman Empire and China's Han dynasty saw a big rise in greenhouse gases, according to a study that challenges the U.N. view that man-made climate change only began around 1800. A record of the atmosphere trapped in Greenland's ice found the level of heat-trapping methane rose about 2,000 years ago and stayed at that higher level for about two centuries. Methane was probably released during deforestation to clear land for farming and from the use of charcoal as fuel, for instance to smelt metal to make weapons, lead...
  • New science: SEAS WILL RISE due to CO2 ... but not for centuries

    10/03/2012 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | 3rd October 2012 09:03 GMT | Lewis Page
    A new, first-of-its-kind comprehensive scientific analysis has shown that there is little to fear from rising sea levels driven by global warming. The likelihood is that the 21st century will see rises much like those of the 20th, and even in the worst possible case sea levels in 2100 will be far below those foreseen by alarmists. There's a catch, of course: on a timescale of many centuries, serious alarmist-type rises in sea levels are to be expected. Even if humanity ceases all carbon emissions right now, in the year 3000AD the seas will have risen by 1.1m, according to...
  • Al Gore Denied Australian Firestorm Footage - Aussie Filmmaker Slams Gore's Propaganda Attempt

    10/03/2012 2:23:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Northern Territory News ^ | October 03, 2012 | Sally Brooks
    Climate change campaigner Al Gore denied Australian firestorm footage AN Australian filmmaker refused to sell footage of a firestorm to former US vice-president Al Gore - to use in Mr Gore's climate presentations - because the event was unrelated to climate change. Chris Tangey from Alice Springs Film and Television recorded the phenomenon on Curtin Springs Station, 360km southwest of Alice Springs, while scouting locations for a film. The footage has been an international sensation, reported widely in global media. In an email exchange with Mr Gore's office, Mr Tangey said using the footage in a climate-change framework would be...
  • Biblical-Type Floods Are Real, and They’re Absolutely Enormous

    09/30/2012 6:17:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | August 29, 2012 | David R. Montgomery
    Geologists long rejected the notion that cataclysmic flood had ever occurred—until one of them found proof of a Noah-like catastrophe in the wildly eroded river valleys of Washington State. After teaching geology at the University of Washington for a decade, I had become embarrassed that I hadn’t yet seen the deep canyons where tremendous Ice Age floods scoured down into solid rock to sculpt the scablands. So I decided to help lead a field trip for students to see the giant erosion scars on the local landforms. We drove across the Columbia River and continued eastward, dropping into Moses Coulee,...
  • Climate change 'may shrink fish'

    09/30/2012 3:18:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    bbc ^ | Sep. 30, 2012 | Matt McGrath
    Fish species are expected to shrink in size by up to 24% because of global warming, say scientists. Researchers modelled the impact of rising temperatures on more than 600 species between 2001 and 2050. Warmer waters could decrease ocean oxygen levels and significantly reduce fish body weight. The scientists argue that failure to control greenhouse gas emissions will have a greater impact on marine ecosystems than previously thought.
  • ( UN ) Agenda 21 Getting Worse ( in Australia )

    09/30/2012 10:52:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Standeyo ^ | September 28, 2012 | Lynette
    As the UN digs in its ever-sharper, global-grasping claws, there are less and less desirable places to relocate. The New World Order permeates and invades all. Agenda 21? This is how it is done in Australia. Been going on for years... We know a family who live in Sydney’s Parramatta. The oldest girl, now in her 80’s, lives in the family home which was built in the early 1900’s. She was invited to a meeting with Parramatta Council and she and others were told that the Council “could not tolerate” for much longer that there was only one or two...
  • Scientist who saw drowned polar bears reprimanded [Environuts think he should get an apology]

    09/28/2012 7:14:45 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has been reprimanded for improper release of government documents. An Interior Department official said emails released by Charles Monnett were cited by a federal appeals court in decisions to vacate approval by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of an oil and gas company's Arctic exploration plan. The official, Walter Cruickshank, deputy director of BOEM, said in a memo that an inspector general's investigation contained findings that Monnett had improperly disclosed internal government documents, which he said were later used against...
  • Antarctic sea ice trends at record highs. Fears for shrinking southern ocean, right?

    09/28/2012 12:24:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    JoNova ^ | September 19th, 2012 | Joanne
    While stories of the Arctic record fall in sea-ice have been all over the news, all over the world, itÂ’s almost as if the Southern Hemisphere didnÂ’t exist. Right now, this week apparently, the sea ice is at or near record highs (bearing in mind that weÂ’re still only talking 30 years of satellite records, but then, these are the same satellites lapping over the arctic, and if the records are longer there, I expect itÂ’s only by an hour and a half).Â… h/t Steve Goddard who asks when the National Snow & Ice Data Centre ( NSIDC) will send...
  • Massive Eltanin Meteor 2.5 million years ago set off mass tsunami, changed the climate?

    09/28/2012 11:55:36 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    JoNova ^ | September 21st, 2012 | Joanne
    From the file of “Things that would really be catastrophic”. Did a meteor have a role in a major shift in Earth’s Climate?The start of the Quaternary period (2.588 million years ago, where the Pliocene became Pleistocene) coincides with evidence of a mega tsunami in the South Pacific.The Eltanin Meteor fell into the South Pacific 2.5 million years ago setting off a (likely) tsunami that was hundreds of meters high and theoretically pushed mass material into the atmosphere which may have contributed to the cooling the globe had already started on. This meteor was hard to detect because it hit...
  • NASA's Rubber Ruler Scandal

    09/28/2012 2:15:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2012 | Randall Hoven
    It turns out that there is no way to reliably compare current global temperatures to historical data using NASA's database. It is a scientific scandal.I wrote recently about NASA changing its entire temperature record database, just from July to September. That is, in 2012, NASA changed temperatures going back to 1880. And it did that without telling anyone or explaining it. The net effect was to make the 130-year warming trend steeper, by lowering older (pre-1963) temperatures and slightly raising recent ones.I must confess, I was slightly apprehensive about writing that. It was just possible that I had grabbed the...
  • Climate change threatens nature from coffee to Arctic fox-forum

    09/27/2012 9:32:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:15pm IST | Alister Doyle
    (Reuters) - Climate change is a threat to everything from coffee plantations to Arctic foxes and even a moderate rise in world temperatures will be damaging for plants and animals in some regions, experts said on Wednesday. Habitats such as coral reefs or the Arctic region were among the most vulnerable to global warming, scientists said at a conference in Lillehammer, south Norway, organized by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).Almost 200 governments agreed in 2010 to a goal of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times, seen as a threshold for dangerous changes...
  • Climate Realism (S. Fred Singer)

    09/27/2012 1:39:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2012 | S. Fred Singer
    Even with the Kyoto Protocol due to expire at the end of this year, Obama persists in giving highest priority to climate change policy if re-elected. Does the U.S. really want to lead the world in committing economic suicide? It pays to look at the rapidly disappearing scientific rationale for trying to mitigate a putative future global warming. In an essay "Why the Global Warming Skeptics are Wrong" in the New York Review of Books of Feb. 22, 2012, Yale professor William D. Nordhaus attempts to counter the arguments of a group of 16 prominent scientists who published an essay,...
  • Gore to visit Nova's coral reef research center [$15 Million Fed Stimulus Grant]

    09/27/2012 1:40:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- Former Vice President Al Gore is slated to speak at the opening of Nova Southeastern University's $50 million coral reef research center. The South Florida center will focus on protecting coral reefs around the world and will cultivate coral species in nurseries for re-introduction to the ocean. Florida is home to most of the nation's coral reefs. Nova received a $15 million dollar federal stimulus grant to help fund the center. University officials said the center has created 22 new academic jobs, 300 construction jobs and will employ 50 graduate students....
  • 100 mln will die by 2030 if world fails to act on climate - report

    09/25/2012 9:10:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | Nina Chestney
    (Reuters) - More than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday. As global average temperatures rise due to greenhouse gas emissions, the effects on the planet, such as melting ice caps, extreme weather, drought and rising sea levels, will threaten populations and livelihoods, said the report conducted by humanitarian organisation DARA. It calculated that five million deaths occur each year from air pollution, hunger and disease as a...
  • Romney campaign stirs climate unease in Brussels

    09/25/2012 5:32:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25 September 2012 | Arthur Neslen
    EU officials are privately alarmed at the chilling effect that a Mitt Romney win in the US presidential election could have on global climate talks, EurActiv has learned. Although the Republican candidate is trailing President Barack Obama in the polls, his oft-stated doubts about a link between greenhouse gas emissions and climate change have led to “concern” at cabinet level, one source said. Speaking last October, Romney said: “My view is that we don’t know what is causing climate change on this planet and the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try and reduce CO2 emissions is...
  • Taxpayer-Funded EV Company Abandons IPO It Thought Would Save It (Obama/McCaskill EV scam)

    09/24/2012 8:53:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | September, 24, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    The failing British electric vehicle company that pretended to become an American one in order to save its U.K. investors has scrapped its planned initial public offering that it hoped would save it in Kansas City. Smith Electric Vehicles , recipient of $32 million in taxpayer stimulus, had reportedly fantasized it would raise $76 million (down from $125 million) via an IPO by selling roughly 4 ˝ million shares at $16 to $18 each. CEO Bryan Hansel bowed to reality Thursday night and rescinded those plans. “We received significant interest from potential investors,” he said in a statement. “However, we...
  • Stratosphere Targets Deep Sea to Shape Climate

    09/24/2012 12:14:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    North Atlantic ‘Achilles Heel’ Lets Upper Atmosphere Affect the AbyssSept. 23, 2012 – A University of Utah study suggests something amazing: Periodic changes in winds 15 to 30 miles high in the stratosphere influence the seas by striking a vulnerable “Achilles heel” in the North Atlantic and changing mile-deep ocean circulation patterns, which in turn affect Earth’s climate. “We found evidence that what happens in the stratosphere matters for the ocean circulation and therefore for climate,” says Thomas Reichler, senior author of the study published online Sunday, Sept. 23 in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists already knew that events in...
  • Extreme weather: Better models are needed before exceptional events can be reliably linked to...

    09/20/2012 8:01:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NATURE ^ | 19 September 2012 | Masthead Editorial
    Better models are needed before exceptional events can be reliably linked to global warming. As climate change proceeds — which the record summer melt of Arctic sea-ice suggests it is doing at a worrying pace — nations, communities and individual citizens may begin to seek compensation for losses and damage arising from global warming. Climate scientists should be prepared for their skills one day to be probed in court. Whether there is a legal basis for such claims, such as that brought against the energy company ExxonMobil by the remote Alaskan community of Kivalina, which is facing coastal erosion and...
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Sets Another Record (Above 33 year average)

    09/19/2012 3:50:04 PM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/19/2012 | Forbes Op/Ed
    Antarctic sea ice set another record this past week, with the most amount of ice ever recorded on day 256 of the calendar year (September 12 of this leap year). Please, nobody tell the mainstream media or they might have to retract some stories and admit they are misrepresenting scientific data. National Public Radio (NPR) published an article on its website last month claiming, “Ten years ago, a piece of ice the size of Rhode Island disintegrated and melted in the waters off Antarctica. Two other massive ice shelves along the Antarctic Peninsula had suffered similar fates a few years...
  • Mann Freed of FOIA

    09/19/2012 1:22:42 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 8 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | September 19, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    Professor Michael Mann is perhaps best known among climate change skeptics for his appropriately dubbed “nature trick,” as described by Phil Jones in the ClimateGate emails. An advocacy group, the American Tradition Institute (ATI), lost a court battle this Monday to look into Professor Mann’s conduct at the University of Virginia. Michael Mann will have his emails exempted from a Freedom Of Information Act request made by the American Tradition Institute, reports Lizzy Turner for the University of Virginia’s Cavalier Daily today. ATI had submitted a FOIA request asking for access to Mann’s emails following the Climategate scandal. “Should the...
  • Coal: The Rock That Burns

    09/19/2012 12:12:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 03.07.12 | Ed Hiserodt
    “Load sixteen tons, and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt… ” — Tennessee Ernie Ford Coal is very low on the scale of subjects for ballads or charming folklore. Like Rodney Dangerfield, it just doesn’t get any respect. What does a naughty boy get in his Christmas stocking? A lump of coal. As a career, few brave souls outside Appalachia would have a goal in life of riding a rail car several miles — down several thousand feet below the surface — to attack the “face” of a coal seam. The thought terrifies me —...
  • THE WAR ON COAL

    09/18/2012 1:07:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/18/2012 | Audrey Hudson
    Coal miners listen to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Beallsville, Ohio. Allen Black is a casualty in the Obama administration’s war on coal.He worked in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky for two decades earning upwards of $70,000 a year and was financially secure enough to help support his son’s pre-medical studies at a private university.After losing his job on April 29, Black had no choice but to clear out his retirement savings to supplement his only income of $350 a week in unemployment and is now struggling to take care of his family at home, in addition to...
  • New hottest-ever extreme temperature records now easier to achieve -- 1922 Italian... in Libya....

    09/17/2012 2:13:45 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    The Register ^ | 17th September 2012 08:18 GMT | Lewis Page
    1922 Italian army reading in Libya expunged from files Americans having just sweltered through a baking summer may not believe it, but there have been hotter ones in the past: for instance in 1913, when the second-highest temperature ever recorded - a brutal 56.7°C or 134 Fahrenheit - was seen in California's Death Valley. Until this year, the disbelieving American reader might be still more astonished to learn that an even higher temperature had once occurred on Earth: the highest ever recorded, at 58°C (136.4 F), at an Italian army base in Libya in 1922*. Now, however, the relevant international...
  • How to Solve the Climate Problem: a Step-by-Step Guide [Stalin approves]

    09/14/2012 7:22:23 PM PDT · by palmer · 16 replies
    SkepticalScience Blog ^ | 14 September 2012 | Dana Nuccitelli (aka Dana1981)
    Excerpts from "Gingerbaker "...Climate change is the most serious national (and international) crisis mankind has ever faced. It requires a solution on a scale that only the national government can accomplish. ...If we were to cover the Mojave Desert with PV panels, it would supply enough electricity to power our entire energy needs for the next thousand years. And since we, as American taxpayers, paid for those panels and an upgraded smart grid we should rightfully expect that our electricity would be free. Rip the meters right off the walls.... "Old Mole" sez ...Isn't it time to consider sawing off...
  • How the IPCC handles (ignores) factual author corrections in AR4

    09/14/2012 12:11:06 AM PDT · by Rocky · 1 replies
    Watt's Up With That ^ | September 13, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Error #1: IPCC p. 110: “These previous national U.S. assessments, as well as those for normalised Cuban hurricane losses (Pielke et al., 2003), did not show any significant upward trend in losses over time, but this was before the remarkable hurricane losses of 2004 and 2005.” -------------------------------------- RECOMMENDED CORRECTION: ““These previous national U.S. assessments, as well as those for normalised Cuban hurricane losses (Pielke et al., 2003), did not show any significant upward trend in losses over time, and this remains the case following the remarkable hurricane losses of 2004 and 2005.” CLA Finding: There is no error in the...
  • ENVIRONMENTALISTS OPPOSE OBAMA PLAN TO DEVELOP SOLAR ENERGY

    09/13/2012 2:25:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/13/2012 | Audrey Hudson
    The Obama administration has identified 285,000 acres of western public lands on which to create solar zones and develop the alternative energy source, but the plan faces opposition from environmentalists who say it will harm the planet. The blueprint for the solar energy zones calls for 17 large-scale projects that it predicts would create 5,900 megawatts of energy to provide electricity to nearly two million homes. “Developing America’s solar energy resource is an important part of President (Barack) Obama’s commitment to expanding American-made energy, increasing energy security and creating jobs,” Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a statement announcing...
  • There goes the biofuels $21 billion dollar industry: Reality bites in EU draft

    09/13/2012 8:45:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    JoNova ^ | September 12th, 2012
    From Charlie Dunmore, Reuters: E xclusive: EU to limit use of crop-based biofuels – draft lawAnother green goodwill project (that just happens to be worth billions) is facing the bad news that the bureaucrats are fingering the axe. A leaked EU proposal to cut public subsidies to biofuels is quite a u-turn. Only three years ago the EU raved about biofuels. The plans also include a promise to end all public subsidies for crop-based biofuels after the current legislation expires in 2020, effectively ensuring the decline of a European sector now estimated to be worth 17 billion euros ($21.7 billion) a...
  • Obama’s Drought of Facts

    09/12/2012 3:33:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 12, 2012 | Patrick Michaels
    Following up on his 2008 promise that “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal,” President Obama has promised to do something about droughts, which are caused — in his opinion — by the dreaded global warming.Obama gets a lot of his climate information from NASA’s Jim Hansen, an astrophysicist who heads the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. A federal employee, Hansen endorsed John Kerry for president in hotly contested Iowa ten days before the 2004 election. This year, he has been all over the media blaming the...
  • Climate Change Is A Hoax, Obama, Like Your Presidency

    09/12/2012 1:13:48 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 12, 2012
    Science: The president who said he'd slow the ocean's rise says voters can regulate the weather and stop droughts, floods, wildfires and hurricanes by backing his re-election. Never mind wrecking the economy in the process. In 2009 President Obama modestly declared: "America, this is our moment . .. that I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." During his acceptance speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, he doubled...
  • Are Democrats Really the "Pro-Science" Party?

    09/10/2012 2:29:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 93 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | September 10, 2012 | Alex Berezow and Hank Campbell
    A narrative has developed over the past several years that the Republican Party is anti-science. Recently, thanks to the ignorant remarks about rape made by Rep. Todd Akin, the Democrats have seized the opportunity to remind us that they are the true champions of science in America. But is it really true? No. As we thoroughly detail in our new book, "Science Left Behind," Democrats are willing to throw science under the bus for any number of pet ideological causes – including anything from genetic modification to vaccines. Consider California’s Proposition 37, which would require genetically modified food to carry...
  • SOON AND BRIGGS: Global-warming fanatics take note – Sunspots do impact climate

    09/11/2012 6:07:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | September 6, 2012 | justthefactswuwt
    From the The Washington Times – By Willie Soon and William M. BriggsScientists have been studying solar influences on the climate for more than 5,000 years.Chinese imperial astronomers kept detailed sunspot records. They noticed that more sunspots meant warmer weather. In 1801, the celebrated astronomer William Herschel (discoverer of the planet Uranus) observed that when there were fewer spots, the price of wheat soared. He surmised that less light and heat from the sun resulted in reduced harvests.Earlier last month, professor Richard Muller of the University of California-Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project announced that in the project’s newly constructed...
  • Solving the Earth's Climate Problems - An Interview with Bill McKibben

    09/10/2012 7:01:44 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 09/10/2012 | James Stafford
    Record droughts, a melting Arctic and changing worldwide weather patterns - are these the early signs of an environment on the verge of collapse? To look at these issues and more we had a chance to speak with the well known environmentalist Bill McKibben. Bill is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. He is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. Bill is a...
  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to Attend and Address the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

    09/10/2012 1:06:31 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 113 replies
    CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE ^ | 09/10/2012 | Clinton Global Initiative
    President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney to Attend and Address the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
  • DEM platform attacks those who refuse to believe in the global warming hoax

    09/09/2012 10:42:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/9/2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    The Democrats couldn’t sell us Global warming and get us to sit by while they destroyed our economy and lined their pockets with their sneaky Cap and Trade scheme. It seemed that every time their Champion of Fraud Al Gore scheduled a “Global Warming” rally in Washington, it snowed so they had to retool. They thought that just changing the name of their hoax to the more pliable “Climate Change” would fool us; after all, like Barack Obama, it actually stood for nothing and everything all at the same time. Nevertheless, it still hasn’t worked. Now they want to sell...
  • Climate change so serious Democrats mention it once in over 80 speeches over two days

    09/06/2012 8:35:18 AM PDT · by bronxville · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09-06-2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Though the 2012 Democratic Party platform declares that the “national security threat from climate change is real, urgent, and severe,” it is apparently not urgent and severe enough to merit mention by speakers at the Democratic National Convention during the past two days. The Daily Caller reviewed the speech transcripts of the over 80 speakers who took the stage at the Time Warner Cable Arena here in Charlotte on Tuesday and Wednesday, and only one mentioned climate change — and even he only mentioned it in passing. “Thanks to President Obama, America is laying the foundation for...
  • North Carolina man: I'm activist, not terrorist ( Rainforest Action Network )

    09/05/2012 6:39:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    ap ^ | September 5, 2012 | MITCH WEISS
    A Charlotte, N.C., man says he was arrested unfairly on a traffic violation because police were worried he would organize protests during the Democratic National Convention. ... Tyson's lawyer, Derek Fletcher, says a police report of the arrest claimed his client was on a terrorist watch list and should be held until the convention ends Thursday. Tyson says he's an activist with the Rainforest Action Network. He thinks he was targeted by police to stop him from organizing protests