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  • Dial “M” for mangled – Wikipedia and Environment Canada caught with temperature data errors.

    04/25/2010 12:09:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies · 504+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | April 22 , 2010 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE 4/23 4PM: I’ve been in contact with the Eureka Weather Station manager, and despite the incredible nature of the temperature jumps that are outside of normal experiences, such as July 14 2009,  they do appear to be real. The METAR coding errors are another issue. I have many pictures now, plus a plan map, and a better meteorological insight than what can be gained from the meager online metadata. I’ll have an updated post later tonight or tomorrow – Anthony Ecotretas find more cases of missing “M”s and mangled data in METAR reports making it into climatic temperature data. ...
  • 422,700 years of temperature data [Vostok Ice Core]

    04/09/2010 1:44:03 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 20 replies · 1,312+ views
    Daily Bayonet ^ | March 29, 2010 | Sophiaalbertina
    [Snip]...Why all these concerted efforts? Very simple, the very existence of the medieval warming period (not to speak of the Roman Warming Period), made mockery of their Global Warming Hysteria. How can you blame the humans for this when the temperature was much higher and have risen faster during this medieval period. So it officially “disappeared”.
  • NOAA: Global Temps Push Last Month to Hottest March on Record

    04/16/2010 11:47:22 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 42 replies · 993+ views
    NOAA News ^ | April 15, 2010 | NOAA
    The world’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature made last month the warmest March on record, according to NOAA. Taken separately, average ocean temperatures were the warmest for any March and the global land surface was the fourth warmest for any March on record. Additionally, the planet has seen the fourth warmest January – March period on record. The monthly National Climatic Data Center analysis, which is based on records going back to 1880, is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides government, business and community leaders so they can make informed decisions. Global Temperature Highlights –...

    04/16/2010 12:17:34 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies · 594+ views
    Science and Public Policy Institute ^ | April 13, 2010 | Joseph D’Aleo and Anthony Watts
    SUMMARY FOR POLICY MAKERS (by SPPI) 1. Instrumental temperature data for the pre-satellite era (1850-1980) have been so widely, systematically, and uni-directionally tampered with that it cannot be credibly asserted there has been any significant “global warming” in the 20th century. 2. All terrestrial surface-temperature databases exhibit signs of urban heat pollution and post measurement adjustments that render them unreliable for determining accurate long-term temperature trends. 3. All of the problems have skewed the data so as greatly to overstate observed warming both regionally and globally. 4. Global terrestrial temperature data are compromised because more than three-quarters of the 6,000...
  • UN's Climate Bible Gets 21 "F"s on Report Card (IPCC Lies )

    04/14/2010 1:13:31 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 514+ views ^ | April 14, 2010 | Donna Laframboise editor
    TORONTO -- 21 of 44 chapters in the United Nations' Nobel-winning climate bible earned an F on a report card released today. Forty citizen auditors from 12 countries examined 18,500 sources cited in the report – finding 5,600 to be not peer-reviewed.  Contrary to statements by the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the celebrated 2007 report does not rely solely on research published in reputable scientific journals. It also cites press releases, newspaper and magazine clippings, student theses, newsletters, discussion papers, and literature published by green advocacy groups. Such material is often called "grey literature." "We've been...
  • AL GORE, $100,000 MAN (Gore's 2007 speaking contract)

    04/14/2010 9:19:10 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies · 544+ views
    THE SMOKING GUN ^ | July 17, 2007 | By Smoking Gun
    JULY 17--If you're looking to book Al Gore for a 75-minute "Environmental Multimedia Lecture," the former vice president will cost you $100,000, plus travel, hotel, security, and per diem expenses. Gore's standard speaker's contract, a copy of which you'll find below, also stipulates that the Democrat's ground transportation be "a sedan, NOT an SUV." Additionally, Gore requests that speech sponsors make every effort to use a hybrid vehicle for his transport. The Gore contract, which is more restrained than the one used by Rudolph Giuliani, stipulates that no press be permitted at the event and that the Democrat receive approval...
  • Co2 is the magic gas that makes plant grow

    04/13/2010 10:13:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 53 replies · 1,051+ views
    JoNova ^ | April 14th, 2010 | Joanne
    A little under half (typically about 45%) of the dry weight of any plant is carbon, and it almost all that “C” came from CO2 in the atmosphere. No wonder plants love more CO2.Trees and bushes can grow out of cracks in rocks because they suck the carbon right out of the air. Likewise hydroponics is only possible because the building blocks come from liquid and aerial fertilizer.CO2 is about the only “pollution” you can pump around plants and watch them grow faster, stronger, taller and indeed more resistant to most of the stresses that normally bother a plant.Watch these...
  • Climategate, Bonn, and the intolerability of tolerance

    04/13/2010 3:01:34 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 9 replies · 350+ views ^ | April 13, 2010 | Christopher Monckton
    Bonn, Germany– The UN’s international climate conference here in Bonn has decided that the wealthier nations among the 192 States Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change should make plenty of taxpayers’ money available to hold two additional weeks of pre-negotiation negotiations between now and December, when the legally-binding World Government Climate Treaty is to be signed in Cancun, Mexico. Dr. Yvo de Boer, who will shortly retire as secretary to the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention, told observers here in Bonn yesterday that the extra time was essential so that details which could otherwise wreck...
  • Climategate: Faster and Faster, the Dominos Fall

    04/13/2010 2:37:40 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 18 replies · 1,207+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 17, 2009 | Charlie Martin
    With the revelation about the cherrypicked Russian stations (plus six other freshly, independently discovered problems), the real story of how we got here just took a shape.The Climategate files were made public just a month ago, and the email messages that were revealed have already had real impact. The emails show us scientists being petty and political, even corrupt. Suppressing dissenting science and perhaps even violating the law to prevent data from being shared with the rest of the world. They show us people with failings, egos against egos. But the emails themselves aren’t enough to call the overall...
  • UN process in danger unless world agrees on climate change

    04/12/2010 10:25:50 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies · 1,003+ views
    Telegraph Co. UK ^ | 5:29PM BST 11 Apr 2010 | none stated
    The United Nation process is in danger of collapsing unless countries are able to agree on the best way to stop global warming by the end of this year, the outgoing head of climate change negotiations has warned.
  • Senators prepare compromise climate change bill (RINOs working with Rats again)

    04/11/2010 5:33:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 1,009+ views
    yahoo ^ | 4/11/2010 | Richard Cowan/Reuters
    Six months after introducing a sweeping climate change bill that flopped in the Senate, Democrat John Kerry is preparing to offer a compromise measure that seeks to reel in reluctant senators. Kerry, collaborating with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and independent Senator Joseph Lieberman, might introduce a new bill promoting clean energy early next week, just days before the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, environmental sources said. Despite Kerry's consistently upbeat assessment of legislative prospects this year, the new bill also faces plenty of hurdles. On Friday, a new problem potentially arose when U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced...
  • Climategate bust: UN’s last, desperate bid for unelected world government depends on Bonn

    04/11/2010 12:21:28 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 32 replies · 1,233+ views ^ | April 10, 2010 | Christopher Monckton
    There are not many empty seats in the dismal, echoing conference chamber in the ghastly concrete box that is the Hotel Maritim here in Bonn, where the UN’s latest attempt to maneuver the 194 States Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change gets underway today. The “international community”, as it is now called, is here in full force, in the shape of expensively-suited, shiny-shod bureaucrats with an urbane manner and absolutely no knowledge of climate science whatsoever. However, one empty chair is a pointer of things to come. The Holy See – a tiny nation in its own...
  • (MIT Professor) Lindzen: “Earth is never in equilibrium” - ( the issue of climate change )

    04/10/2010 8:58:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies · 1,067+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | April 9 , 2010 | Anthony - Prof Lindzen
    This is an essay professor Richard Lindzen of MIT sent to the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va for their Opinion Page in March, and was recently republished in the Janesville, WI Gazette Extra where it got notice from many WUWT readers. It is well worth the read. – Anthony ****************************************************** worth the read. – Anthony Richard Lindzen To a significant extent, the issue of climate change revolves around the elevation of the commonplace to the ancient level of ominous omen. In a world where climate change has always been the norm, climate change is now taken as punishment for sinful...
  • CryoSat-2 polar mission launched ( European satellite measures changing sea ice coverage )

    04/09/2010 11:42:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 192+ views
    Europe's satellite mission to measure the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, the Earth observation satellite CryoSat-2, was launched at 15:57 CET on a Russian Dnepr launcher from Baikonur in Kazakhstan. The satellite is now in orbit 717 kilometres above Earth. The mission will survey the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets and sea ice until 2013. Researchers expect to gain a new understanding of the relationships between global warming, the shrinking of the polar ice sheets and changes oceanic and atmospheric circulation from the mission. DLR is contributing towards the funding of the mission on behalf of the German Federal Government....
  • Follow the Money : James Hansen Gets Another Pay-Off

    04/09/2010 10:08:20 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 20 replies · 533+ views ^ | April 9, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    Godfather of the global warming hoax, James Hansen has received a $100,000 "environmental prize for decades of work trying to alert politicians to what he called an unsolved emergency of global warming." Climate scientist James Hansen wins Sophie Prize : The "Sophie Prize" is awarded for disrupting free-market capitalism and pushing the world toward centralized control. In its mission statement, the organization behind the prize states: Today’s economic system is at odds with the limits set by nature. Too many decisions are based on short-term profit for a few select groups rather than a moral and fair distribution of...
  • IPCC and the Law Dome Graphic--« A Small FOI/EIR Success( More on Climate Gate & Hockey Stick)

    04/06/2010 10:13:22 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 364+ views
    Climateaudit ^ | Apr 5, 2010 at 12:38 PM | Steve McIntyre
    Re-reading Climategate and AR4 Review Comments, I noticed an interesting discussion about handling the Law Dome O18 record – a series used in Mann and Jones (2003) and Jones and Mann (2004) with a very elevated MWP.The Law Dome O18 series was illustrated in Jones and Mann 2004 as follows (although the digital data for most series in this article was commendably archived, the digital version of the Law Dome O18 series wasn’t. After a couple of years of effort, I obtained it from Tas van Ommen.) Law Dome O18 was one of three series used in the Mann and...
  • MPs insist Climategate just hot air

    03/31/2010 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 543+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 01:17pm | Andrew Bolt
    Climategate was a lot of fuss about nothing, claims Britain’s parliamentary inquiry into the scandal: The focus on Professor Jones and CRU has been largely misplaced. On the accusations relating to Professor Jones’s refusal to share raw data and computer codes, the Committee considers that his actions were in line with common practice in the climate science community but that those practices need to change… Insofar as the Committee was able to consider accusations of dishonesty against CRU, the Committee considers that there is no case to answer.
  • Esquire does the full Marc Morano and ClimateGate feature

    03/31/2010 10:53:26 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 400+ views
    JoNova ^ | March 31st, 2010 | Joanne
    This is the beginning of many full-length articles that will come as the House of Mann-Made Global Warming collapses. It’s long, but when it’s from a professional feature writer drawing a story of a professional scam-buster who works at the highest levels, it’s a great read. Enjoy It’s not a grand scientific expose, but it does turn ClimateGate into a human interest story with momentum, and, as such, it may reach a wider audience than any scientific expose. Photo: Mackenzie StrohThis Man Wants to Convince You Global Warming Is a Hoax Marc Morano broke the Swift Boat story and effectively...
  • 2010 Arctic sea ice sets record! (latest annual max extent on record)

    03/31/2010 7:54:23 AM PDT · by milwguy · 33 replies · 1,975+ views
    jaxa sea ice ^ | 3/30/2010
    This is one story which will never be written by the MSM, and one thing Gore and the current envirowackos who run the gov't in DC do NOT want you to know about. As most people know, the Arctic sea ice grows and wanes with the seasons, and in recent summers, has fallen far below its 'historical' (1979-2000) averages. This has prompted the likes of Al Gore to claim the North Pole would be ice free in the summer within a decade or so. A funny thing is happening on the way to the ice free Arctic, and that is...
  • NASA Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data, Space Agency Admits

    03/30/2010 12:08:25 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 14 replies · 997+ views
    Fax News ^ | 30 March, 2010 | Blake Snow
    NASA was able to put a man on the moon, but the space agency can't tell you what the temperature was when it did. By its own admission, NASA's temperature records are in even worse shape than the besmirched Climate-gate data. E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) -- the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails -- and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center. The e-mails from...
  • How government cash created the Climategate scandal

    03/30/2010 11:05:37 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 576+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | Monday, March 22, 2010 at 10:53pm | Andrew Bolt
    Australian climate scientist policy analyst Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen tells the British parliamentary inquiry into Climategate just how much global warming science is corrupted by politics and money. Excerpts: I was peer reviewer for IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)… Since 1998 I have been the editor of the journal, Energy & Environment (E&E) published by Multi-science, where I published my first papers on the IPCC. I interpreted the IPCC “consensus” as politically created in order to support energy technology and scientific agendas that in essence pre-existed the “warming-as -man-made catastrophe alarm."… 3.2 Scientific research as advocacy for an agenda (a coalition...
  • James Lovelock: 'Fudging data is a sin against science'

    03/30/2010 8:37:26 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 676+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Monday 29 March 2010 17.00 BST | Leo Hickman
    In his first major interview since the climate-change emails scandal, James Lovelock says he is disgusted by the actions of some scientists, applauds 'good' climate sceptics, and warns that global warming could even lead to warAs you travel along the drive to James Lovelock's house, located in a remote, wooded valley on the Cornwall-Devon border, you pass a sign by a gated cattle grid. "Experimental station," it reads. "Site of a new natural habitat. Please do not trespass or disturb."Thirty years ago, Lovelock planted 20,000 trees to create the much more biodiverse habitat around his home. But you suspect that,...
  • James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change

    03/29/2010 3:05:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 599+ views ^ | March 29, 2010 | Leo Hickman
    Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change from radically impacting on our lives over the coming decades. This is the stark conclusion of James Lovelock, the globally respected environmental thinker and independent scientist who developed the Gaia theory. It follows a tumultuous few months in which public opinion on efforts to tackle climate change has been undermined by events such as the climate scientists' emails leaked from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the failure of the Copenhagen climate summit. "I don't think we're yet evolved to the point where we're clever enough to handle a complex a...
  • Green think tank tells environmentalists: Leave climate change science behind

    03/30/2010 5:08:24 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 42 replies · 898+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    Leaders of a contrarian environmental think tank, The Breakthrough Institute, have a way to get beyond the climate science wars: Break the link between global warming research and the push for low-carbon energy. Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, in a new essay in Yale Environment 360, argue that environmentalists are too eager to link natural disasters and dangerous weather to man-made climate change. They say this is a losing hand that has been made even weaker by the furor over the now-infamous hacked climate science emails, and controversy surrounding the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.They write: Climate science,...
  • The trillion-dollar question is: who will now lead the climate battle? (The idiocy that won't die!)

    03/29/2010 2:39:15 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 16 replies · 553+ views
    The Observer via The Guardian ^ | 3/29/2010 | Paul Harris in New York, John Vidal and Robin McKie
    Political and business leaders gather this week in an attempt to revive the world's faltering challenge to global warming. But they face a battle to lift the cloud of scepticism that has descended over climate science and chart a new way forward. Some of the planet's most powerful paymasters will gather in London on Wednesday to discuss a nagging financial problem: how to raise a trillion dollars for the developing world. Those charged with achieving this daunting goal will include Gordon Brown, directors of several central banks, the billionaire philanthropist George Soros, the economist Lord (Nicholas) Stern and Larry Summers,...
  • Gulf Stream 'is not slowing down'

    03/29/2010 6:58:04 AM PDT · by Labour-Watch · 58 replies · 4,179+ views
    BBC ^ | 03/29/2010 | Richard Black, Environment Correspondent
    The Gulf Stream does not appear to be slowing down, say US scientists who have used satellites to monitor tell-tale changes in the height of the sea. Confirming work by other scientists using different methodologies, they found dramatic short-term variability but no longer-term trend. A slow-down - dramatised in the movie The Day After Tomorrow - is projected by some models of climate change. The research is published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The stream is a key process in the climate of western Europe, bringing heat northwards from the tropics and keeping countries such as the UK 4-6C...
  • UN Recruits George Soros to Help With Climate Financing

    03/28/2010 9:35:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 809+ views
    Pajamasmedia ^ | March 27th, 2010 3:46 pm | Claudia Rosett
    For all you folks out there who take an interest in the doings of George Soros, here’s one I missed a few weeks ago — but just came across while catching up on some UN press releases. On March 4, the UN announced that Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon had picked a panel of “high-level experts” to form a UN “Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing.” Their assignment is to help “mobilize” the funding promised at the Copenhagen Climate Carnival this past December. Here’s the list. It includes an interesting mix of public and private officials, ranging from the prime minister of Ethiopia, the president of...
  • Putting ClimateGate in perspective

    03/28/2010 12:42:55 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies · 321+ views
    JoNova ^ | March 29th, 2010 | joanne
    I attribute much of the recent rapid rise of the skeptics to the ongoing effects of ClimateGate. Yet, in a sense, the e-mails that were sprung from East Anglia did nothing more than confirm what most skeptics already suspected. Lawrence Solomon, author of The Deniers, has written an unusually good summary in the form of a speech for the Colorado Mining Association.With his permission, I’ve included my favourite points here, as well as a copy of the full speech. His blog is a part of the Energy Probe team. The Climategate emails confirmed much of what the sceptics had been saying for...
  • Global Warming : Guardian Admits to Publishing Propaganda

    03/28/2010 3:37:58 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 24 replies · 1,239+ views ^ | March 28, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    It is well-known that is one of the premier websites for global warming scare-mongering. For more than six years, several of the most infamous characters in the global scandal have pumped out politically laden junk science articles attacking “skeptics” and offering model arguments and defenses for the propaganda effort. The bloggers at are difficult to satisfy. They play a high pressure game and do not tolerate dissent. They are drowning in their own self-destructive, well over the top nature, and from the looks of it may take many of their followers with them when they finally unceremoniously...
  • UN climate change chief Rajendra Pachauri says sorry — and switches to neutral

    03/27/2010 8:58:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 595+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | March 27, 2010 | Ben Webster, Environment Editor, and Hannah Devlin
    Rajendra Pachauri said he would focus in future on presenting the science on climate change rather than advocating policiesThe outspoken chairman of the UN’s climate change body is to adopt a neutral advisory role and has agreed to stop making statements demanding new taxes and other radical policies on cutting emissions. In an interview with The Times, Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, apologised for his organisation’s handling of complaints about errors in its report. He also apologised for describing as “voodoo science” an Indian Government report which challenged the IPCC’s claims about the rapid melting...
  • Global Warming : Condemn the IPCC

    03/27/2010 6:51:45 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 15 replies · 485+ views ^ | March 27, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    Yesterday, I wrote that the IPCC should be shut down and that the core conspirators should be hunted down and prosecuted. That commentary did not go far enough. To avoid break-down of the modern world, the IPCC must be condemned and steps taken to assure that similar activities are not started in the future. The IPCC agenda supports large-scale theft of public funding, a path to international economic chaos, and a plan for a New World Order devoid of freedom and effective democracy. These are issues often discussed and without a doubt pose a global threat. Another highly destructive...
  • The estimation of historical CO2 trajectories is indeterminate:

    03/27/2010 5:44:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 358+ views ^ | March 23. 2010 | Craig Loehle, PhD,
    Loehle on Hoffman et al and CO2 trajectoriesCraig Loehle sends word of a new publication that looks at CO2 trajectories in the context of Hoffman et al. Excerpt posted below. A link to the full paper follows. THE ESTIMATION OF HISTORICAL CO2 TRAJECTORIES IS INDETERMINATE: COMMENT ON “A NEW LOOK AT ATMOSPHERIC CARBON DIOXIDE”Craig Loehle, PhD, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc., Naperville, IllinoisAtmospheric Environment doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.02.029 Figure 2: Projected exponential, quadratic, and saturating models compared to IPCC scenario values. Over the calibration period 1958-2009 the 3 models and data are indistinguishable from each other, but then diverge.AbstractA paper...
  • ‘Cap and Trade’ Loses Its Standing as Energy Policy of Choice

    03/26/2010 6:56:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies · 943+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 25, 2010 | John M. Broder
    Less than a year ago, cap and trade was the policy of choice for tackling climate change. Environmental groups and their foes in industry joined hands to embrace the approach, a market-driven system that sets a ceiling on global warming pollution while allowing companies to trade permits to meet it. President Obama praised it by name in his first budget, and the authors of the House climate and energy bill passed last June largely built their measure around it. Today, the concept is in wide disrepute, with opponents effectively branding it “cap and tax,” and Tea Party followers using it...
  • Now it's CowGate: expert report says claims of livestock causing global warming are false

    03/26/2010 11:59:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 53 replies · 773+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 25th, 2010 | Gerald Warner
    It is becoming difficult to keep pace with the speed at which the global warming scam is now unravelling. The latest reversal of scientific “consensus” is on livestock and the meat trade as a major cause of global warming – one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to eco-vegetarian cranks. Now a scientific report delivered to the American Chemical Society says it is nonsense. The Washington Times has called it “Cowgate”.The cow-burp hysteria reached a crescendo in 2006 when a United Nations report ominously entitled “Livestock’s Long Shadow” claimed: “The livestock sector is a major player, responsible for 18 per...
  • Global Warming on Trial

    03/19/2010 2:42:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 635+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 19, 2010 | Dexter Wright
    In 2005, the late Dr. Michael Crichton wrote a book of fiction called State of Fear. The plot of the storyline is the exposé of the fraudulent science behind the global warming theory in the middle of a fictitious court case. The book was a bestseller, and in a strange twist of circumstances, it landed Dr. Crichton in front of a Senate committee. Now it seems that life is indeed imitating art. In the past few years, there have been many court cases concerning the actions of governments to the alleged threat of global warming. The latest has been filed...
  • UN admits flaw in report on meat and climate change

    03/25/2010 7:58:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies · 666+ views ^ | March 25, 2010 | Alastair Jamieson
    A 2006 study, Livestock’s Long Shadow, claimed meat production was responsible for 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions – more than transport. Its conclusions were heralded by campaigners urging consumers to eat less meat to save the planet. Among those calling for a reduction in global meat consumption is Sir Paul McCartney.
  • Global Warming : Shut down the IPCC

    03/26/2010 6:20:21 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 15 replies · 493+ views ^ | March 26, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced yet another “flaw” in their reports. It's time – once and for all – to be very clear about the obvious. There are serious conclusions to be drawn from the fact that the “flaws” in the UN reports produced bias in only one direction. The latest announcement admits an error that supported Vegan propaganda against the meat industry. Researchers have also admitted that there is no scientifically supportable case for the IPCC's exaggerated worst-case sea-level rise (which by the way has been orders of magnitude lower than Al Gore's),...
  • Climate debate: opinion vs evidence ( Reason Free Zone? so says Joanne of JoNova )

    03/25/2010 1:18:31 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 398+ views ^ | 11 March 2010 | Stephan Lewandowsky
    What exactly is "balance"? Our society rightly strives for balance, and many issues are deservedly considered by presenting a balanced set of opinions. There are however clear cases in which the only balance that matters is the balance of evidence rather than of opinion: Serial killer Ivan Milat's protestations of innocence should not — and did not — balance the evidence arrayed against him. The desire to cure AIDS with garlic and beetroot does not balance the medical consensus that the disease is caused by HIV and can only be beaten by retroviral drugs. And the current wave of sensationalism...
  • Patrick J. Michaels: Endangered Findings - The unsettled state of EPA’s borrowed climate science.

    03/24/2010 1:36:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 336+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 24, 2010 | Patrick J. Michaels
    Endangered FindingsThe unsettled state of EPA’s borrowed climate science.  Now that health care is done (for the time being), expect global warming to be high on the Obama administration’s “to do” list. But cap-and-trade legislation and its alternative, a direct tax on carbon-based fuels, can’t be passed via “reconciliation” and are far short of the needed 60 Senate votes. As a result, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is itching to step in and dictate how and how much we can drive, fly, consume, or make. This the agency made clear in its “endangerment finding,” a necessary precursor to regulation, released...
  • Monckton attacks BYU on climate science

    03/24/2010 8:10:02 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 39 replies · 799+ views
    Mid Utah ^ | March 24, 2010 | Bruce Mehew
    (OREM) – A former advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says scientists and the media have falsified data and exaggerated conclusions suggesting that mankind is behind climate change. Speaking at a forum at Utah Valley University on Tuesday, Lord Christopher Monckton attacked a Brigham Young University geochemistry professor and his colleagues, who have taken state lawmakers to task for over-relying on climate skeptics, like himself, for their information. He accused the BYU scientists of being terrified of “non-political” and scientific arguments refuting mainstream climate science and said “post-normal science” is being practiced the way science was done under Hitler’s...
  • Were Russian security services behind the leak of 'Climategate' emails?

    03/24/2010 1:34:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies · 411+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 06th December 2009 | Will Stewart and Martin Delgado
    Suspicions were growing last night that Russian security services were behind the leaking of the notorious British ‘Climategate’ emails which threaten to undermine tomorrow’s Copenhagen global warming summit. An investigation by The Mail on Sunday has discovered that the explosive hacked emails from the University of East Anglia were leaked via a small web server in the formerly closed city of Tomsk in Siberia. The leaks scandal has left the scientific community in disarray after claims that key climate change data was manipulated in the run-up to the climate change summit of world leaders.
  • Sen. Graham Peeved on Health Care but Will Stick With Climate Bill

    03/23/2010 5:52:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 146 replies · 3,368+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-03-23 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he is not abandoning negotiations on a comprehensive energy and climate bill even as he warns of partisan gridlock following the Democrats' push this week to pass health care reform. "It's going to make it very difficult to do anything complicated and controversial," Graham told reporters yesterday. "I'm still committed to trying to roll out a vision of how you can price carbon and make it business-friendly. We're still going to do that. ... But the truth of the matter is, I think you're going to find most of our colleagues around here risk adverse."...
  • Climategate: Alarmist Scientists Plan a Snow Job

    03/21/2010 7:13:16 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 14 replies · 552+ views
    CEI ^ | March 05, 2010 | Myron Ebell
    According to recently disclosed e-mails from a National Academies of Science listserv, prominent climate scientists affiliated with the U.S. National Academies of Science have been planning a public campaign to paper over the damaged reputation of global warming alarmism. Their scheme would involve officials at the National Academies and other professional associations producing studies to endorse the researchers’ pre-existing assumptions and create confusion about the revelations of the rapidly expanding “Climategate” scandal.The e-mails were first reported in a front-page story by Stephen Dinan in the Washington Times today. The Competitive Enterprise Institute has independently obtained copies of the e-mails. A...
  • Phil Jones and the Lack of Warming; Or, Die, Statistical Significance, Die

    02/21/2010 5:04:14 AM PST · by mattstat · 21 replies · 716+ views
    According to the stunning New York Times headline, which quoted climatologist Phil Jones, there has been no “statistically significant” global warming in the past 15 years. Just kidding! The Times forgot to write about that. No doubt they were distracted by that golfer-guy’s TV event. Priorities! Anyway, that’s what Mr Jones has said. Reader Francisco González has asked what that “statistically significant” means. It is an excellent question. Answer: not much. Here is what it absolutely, certainly does not mean: “There is a 95% chance that no warming occurred over the past 15 years.” It also does not mean: “There...
  • It’s the blob (anomaly)! ( A giant temperature anomaly is attacking Canada and Greenland.)

    03/19/2010 11:46:20 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies · 741+ views ^ | March 19, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    An Example Of Why A Global Average Temperature Anomaly Is Not An Effective Metric Of Climate Roy Spencer and John Christy of the University of Alabama at Huntsville have reported in their Global Temperature Report that February 2010 was the 2nd warmest February in 32 years (e.g. see Roy’s summary). Their spatial map of the anomalies, however, shows that most of the relative warmth was in a focused geographic area; seeThe global average is  based on the summation of large areas of positive and negative temperature anomalies.As I have reported before on my weblog; e.g. seeWhat is the Importance to Climate of Heterogeneous...
  • Weather balloon data backs up missing decline found in old magazine

    03/18/2010 7:59:03 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies · 734+ views ^ | March 18, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    A Rawinsone being prepared for release at the Miami, FL airport - Image: NOAAJo Nova has more from Frank Lansner on what older records, this time from weather balloons, tell us about recent adjustments to the temperature record. WUWT readers may recall Rewriting the decline where the graph from National Geographic below raises some questions about temperature graphs today. Above: Matthews 1976, National Geographic, Temperatures 1880-1976Frank Lansner has done some excellent follow-up on the missing “decline” in temperatures from 1940 to 1975, and things get even more interesting. Recall that the original “hide the decline” statement comes from the ClimateGate emails...
  • Royal Statistical Society backs “models and data in the public domain”

    03/01/2010 8:22:51 PM PST · by Bhoy · 5 replies · 326+ views
    The RSS believes that the debate on global warming is best served by having the models used and the data on which they are based in the public domain. Where such information is publicly available it is possible independently to verify results. The ability to verify models using publicly available data is regarded as being of much greater importance than the specific content of email exchanges between researchers.
  • UN weather meeting agrees to refine climate data

    02/24/2010 5:15:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 298+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 24, 2010
    GENEVA -- Experts at a U.N. climate meeting have agreed to collect more precise temperature data as part of a global effort to monitor climate change. The World Meteorological Organization says delegates at a meeting in Antalya, Turkey, approved in principle a British proposal to gather land surface temperature data more frequently and ensure the process is transparent. The decision comes after e-mails stolen from a British university last year prompted public debate over the reliability of climate change predictions. Britain's Met Office said Wednesday improved data likely won't result in any substantial changes to existing climate models but could...
  • When to Doubt a Scientific ‘Consensus’

    03/16/2010 5:53:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 478+ views
    The American ^ | March 16, 2010 | Jay Richards
    Anyone who has studied the history of science knows that scientists are not immune to the non-rational dynamics of the herd. A December 18 Washington Post poll, released on the final day of the ill-fated Copenhagen climate summit, reported “four in ten Americans now saying that they place little or no trust in what scientists have to say about the environment.” Nor is the poll an outlier. Several recent polls have found “climate change” skepticism rising faster than sea levels on Planet Algore (not to be confused with Planet Earth, where sea levels remain relatively stable).Many of the doubt-inducing climate...
  • The Warmers Strike Back

    03/17/2010 4:28:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 620+ views ^ | March 17, 2010 | Walter E. Williams
    Stephen Dinan's Washington Times article "Climate Scientist to Fight Back at Skeptics," (March 5, 2010) tells of a forthcoming campaign that one global warmer said needs to be "an outlandishly aggressively partisan approach" to gut the credibility of skeptics. "Climate scientists at the National Academy of Sciences say they are tired of 'being treated like political pawns' and need to fight back…" Part of their strategy is to form a nonprofit organization and use donations to run newspaper ads to criticize critics. Stanford professor and environmentalist Paul Ehrlich, in one of the e-mails obtained by the Washington Times said, "Most...