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  • The World won’t stop having climate cycles just because they are inconvenient.

    02/18/2012 7:16:06 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Whats up With That? ^ | February 18, 2012 | Guest post by David Archibald
    Guest post by David ArchibaldThe most skillful climatologist the World has seen was Hubert Lamb (1913 – 1997). He can be credited with making the first prediction of the current solar minimum. This was in 1970 in a report (Weiss and Lamb) for the German Navy.He did it by making a reconstructed record of the average frequency of southwesterly surface winds in England since 1340. Quoting Lamb “We sense a cycle or periodicity of close to 200 years in length.” and “There may be a valuable indication of the origin of this apparent 200 year recurrence tendency, in that the...
  • Obama bypasses Congress again on climate change

    02/17/2012 9:37:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    USA Today | February 17, 2012 | By Wendy Koch
    Link only per posting rules: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2012/02/obama-bypasses-congress-on-climate-change/1#.Tz6MF8mF_9I
  • Not quite Friday Funny– “Fakegate” (AGW Cult attempts attack on AGW Skeptics)

    02/17/2012 9:49:04 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 16, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Josh from CartoonsbyJosh.com writes: Another ‘Gate’ – but this one turned round and bit the owner.Leo Hickman and co at the Guardian thought they had a bona fide leak of incriminating information on the funding of climate skeptics by the Heartland Institute.Two problems, the funding turns out to be rather small beer, especially in comparison to the vast sums of money paid to promote Climate Change Alarmism. Secondly it looked like the funds were going to fund scientists and with another trenche for a website to explain climate science research.Hardly a surprise, and not exactly incriminating. It is what the...
  • Heartland Institute Responds to Stolen and Fake Documents (AGW Cult Attacks )

    02/16/2012 11:24:27 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Heartland Institute ^ | February 15, 2012 | Jim Lakely
    Yesterday afternoon, two advocacy groups posted online several documents they claimed were The Heartland Institute’s 2012 budget, fundraising, and strategy plans. Some of these documents were stolen, at least one is a fake, and some may have been altered.The stolen documents appear to have been written by Heartland’s president for a board meeting that took place on January 17. He was traveling at the time this story broke yesterday afternoon and still has not had the opportunity to read them all to see if they were altered. Therefore, the authenticity of those documents has not been confirmed.Since then, the documents...
  • UPDATE: Heartland Documents Stolen and key one is Fake. No “insider” leak. (AGW Cult attacks)

    02/16/2012 11:07:25 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    JoNova ^ | February 16th, 2012 | Joanne
    Major embarrassment for Joe Romm, and DeSmog and their unthinking fans.In the hours after the ClimateGate emails were released, skeptics asked about their authenticity (as we are want to do). In the hours after the Heartland Documents (including at least one complete fake) were released, the commentators on the other side did not even ask (just as they uncritically accept any weak report in favour of their pet theory).They leapt to their defamatory conclusions in a smear-fest. At least one person out there has probably committed a criminal act. The rest are guilty of small brained unskeptical blind hatred, defamation,...
  • An extensive database of individuals involved in the global warming denial industry. (AGW Cult )

    02/16/2012 10:05:05 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    desmogblog.com ^ | unk | Staff
    DeSmogBlog thoroughly investigates the academic and industry backgrounds of those involved in the PR spin campaigns that are confusing the public and stalling action on global warming. If there's anyone or any organization, ( i.e. scientist, self-professed "expert," think tank, industry association, company) that you would like to see researched and reported on DeSmogBlog, please contact us here.
  • Climate Action: Stopping Global Warming Through the Back Door

    02/16/2012 9:54:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    TIME blog ^ | February 16, 2012 | By BRYAN WALSH
    When it comes to dealing with climate change—and reducing carbon emissions, the top man-made cause of warming—the international community is doing a crap job. The U.N. process is bogged down, with ambitions that seem to shrink each year even as the summits themselves grow longer and longer. So with the front door locked on climate action, it might be time to try the back. That’s why the U.S.—as well as representatives from the U.N. and several other countries—is getting behind a new initiative to reduce black carbon, methane and other “short-lived” greenhouse gases, so called because they remain in the...
  • U.S. Joins Effort to Fight Climate Change

    02/16/2012 9:48:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 16, 2012 | By TENNILLE TRACY
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Thursday the formation of a new global coalition to fight emissions other than carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change. The coalition—which includes Sweden, Mexico, Canada, Bangladesh and the U.S. will be funded with $15 million, mostly from the U.S. It hasn't yet determined which actions it will take to reduce the emissions, nor has it identified specific reduction targets. The administration is also putting up federal dollars for clean-energy investments, unveiling a 2013 budget plan this week that sets aside hundreds of millions of dollars for wind, solar and other clean-energy...
  • An Unsettling Week For Global Warming's 'Settled Science'

    02/13/2012 1:35:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/10/2012 @ 5:16PM | Patrick Michaels, Contributor
    People who claim that “the science is settled” on global warming have to be pretty unsettled by the science news in the last week.“Setttled science”, of course, means that we are inevitably headed toward a disastrous warming of surface temperatures as forecast by some computer models, and we therefore need an international carbon tax or cap-and-trade system, pronto.Settled science would know all of the important “forcings” and “feedbacks” in the climate system, such as the sensitivity of surface temperature to changes in carbon dioxide (a forcing) and the behavior of clouds, which could either enhance or counter warming (a feedback).Now...
  • New Study: Russian Astrophysicist Predicts Global Cooling

    02/12/2012 7:55:22 PM PST · by Paul Pierett · 22 replies
    Junk Science . Com ^ | Feb. 1, 2012 | Habibullo I. Abdussamatov, Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg, 19
    “We can expect the onset of a deep bicentennial minimum of total solar irradiance (TSI) in approximately 2042±11 and the 19th deep minimum of global temperature in the past 7500 years – in 2055±11. After the maximum of solar cycle 24, from approximately 2014 we can expect the start of deep cooling with a Little Ice Age in 2055±11.” –Habibullo I. Abdussamatov, Russian Academy of Science, 1 February 2012
  • German skeptics Lüning and Vahrenholt respond to criticism (Authors of new Book on AGW scam)

    02/13/2012 11:55:48 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 13, 2012 | Guest post by Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt
    Posted on February 13, 2012 by Anthony Watts Foreword: Dr Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, authors of a new controversial skeptic book now hitting German bookstores, have asked me to post their response to comments made by climate scientist Georg Feulner of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in an interview by NTV television. Feulner insists that CO2 plays the major role in climate change and that the sun has little impact.You can read about the new book just published in Germany that is causing an uproar in the German green establishment here. The response is so vitriolic...
  • Do Latest Solar Studies Confirm Upcoming Global Cooling?

    02/13/2012 11:43:49 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 13, 2012 | Guest post by Matti Vooro
    Do Latest Solar Studies Confirm Upcoming Global Cooling? Posted on February 13, 2012 by Anthony Watts Guest post by Matti VooroImage via Wikipedia I fully support the findings of  Jan –Erik Solheim , Kjell Stordahl and Ole Humlum and their very recent paper called The long sunspot cycle 23 predicts a significant temperature decrease in cycle 24  dated February 2012. The abstract reads: Relations between the length of a sunspot cycle and the average temperature in the same and the next cycle are calculated for a number of meteorological stations in Norway and in the North Atlantic region. No significant trend...
  • What happens to global warming science when the Earth refuses to warm?

    02/12/2012 3:23:24 PM PST · by Signalman · 68 replies · 1+ views
    governmentgrantsfor.org ^ | 2/10/2012 | DWEAN
    Global warming: Been there, done that. Forward-looking folks are adjusting their fretting machinery now to something called Cycle 25. Button up your overcoats. Ice is on the way. Global warming, which was mostly a scam invented by researchers looking for government grants, is over. The great warming phenomenon, which was supposed to have sent polar bears to vacation in Miami Beach by now, ended in 1997. Britain’s Met Office, which tracks weather and makes forecasts, and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit, the source of much global warming research (some of it faked, some of it not), agree,...
  • Body Blow To German Global Warming Movement! Major Media Outlets Unload On “CO2 Lies!”

    02/12/2012 9:36:56 AM PST · by dennisw · 45 replies
    notrickszone ^ | 6. Februar 2012 | By P Gosselin
    “THE CO2 LIES … pure fear-mongering … should we blindly trust the experts?” That’s what Germany’s leading daily Bild (see photo) wrote in its print and online editions today, on the very day that renowned publisher Hoffmann & Campe officially released a skeptic book – one written by a prominent socialist and environmental figure.This is huge. More than I ever could have possibly imagined. And more is coming in the days ahead! The Bild piece was just the first of a series.Mark this as the date that Germany’s global warming movement took a massive body blow.Today, not one, but two of...
  • Skeptics are winning: “The carbon market is dead”

    02/11/2012 3:14:41 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    JoNova ^ | February 11th, 2012 | Joanne
    Skeptics are winning: “The carbon market is dead” The collapse of the Man-Made Myth continues apace. You may not read headlines as such (at least not in major dailies) but all the signs are there.People who we never would have imagined speaking against the Big Scare Campaign are now doing so. Key glaciers are not melting and corals are happy. Governments won’t tell you it’s over, but they are behaving that way (the Australian one excepted, due to an election fluke that gave the Greens the balance of power). The Catholic Herald headlined it: Is the ‘anthropogenic global warming’ consensus...
  • Valentine's Day destroyed by climate change?

    02/11/2012 9:18:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 10, 2012 | By Dean Kuipers
    ... A new mini-report from the environmental group Climate Nexus points out that climate change is poised to wreck Valentine’s Day, or at least change it significantly, by threatening chocolate production. That’s right. Global warming is very bad for chocolate. Research from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture found last year that as temperatures rise, the principal growing regions for cocoa could shrink. Other elements of the Climate Nexus report say similar changes are already affecting the best sugar cane areas of the world, and are partially responsible for a 30% decrease in sugar production in Indonesia in 2011. Also,...
  • ‘The environmental movement has lost its way’

    02/10/2012 8:57:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Financial Post (Canada) ^ | February 9, 2012 | by Yadullah Hussain
    Professor Ian Clark just does not see any evidence of oil sands contributing to global warming. That’s quite a stand to take in the face of a global environmental community that considers the development of the Canadian heavy oil industry tantamount to hastening the end of the world.But Prof. Clark can claim to know a bit more about the science behind climate change than the average person. As a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Ottawa, he focuses on paleoclimatology — the study of changes in climate taken on the scale of the entire history...
  • An overview: Understanding the Global Warming Debate

    02/09/2012 10:01:16 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 9, 2012 | Guest post by Warren Meyer
    An overview: Understanding the Global Warming Debate Posted on February 9, 2012 by Anthony Watts Guest post by Warren MeyerLikely you have heard the sound bite that “97% of climate scientists” accept the global warming “consensus”. Which is what gives global warming advocates the confidence to call climate skeptics “deniers,” hoping to evoke a parallel with “Holocaust Deniers,” a case where most of us would agree that a small group are denying a well-accepted reality. So why do these “deniers” stand athwart of the 97%? Is it just politics? Oil money? Perversity? Ignorance?We are going to cover a lot of...
  • Climate plan for Stockton has hefty price tag

    02/09/2012 8:53:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Stockton Record (CA) ^ | February 9, 2012 | By Alex Breitler
    STOCKTON - The city has a tentative plan to combat climate change, more than three years after reaching a legal settlement with the Sierra Club and then-Attorney General Jerry Brown. It wouldn't be cheap. If adopted by the Stockton City Council later this year, the plan could cost the city $28.5 million and could cost the private sector $240 million, the document says. The plan itself acknowledges it would require "substantial effort on the part of the entire Stockton community" at a time when people are struggling to pay their bills and keep businesses open.
  • Scientists: World’s oldest organism faces threat from global warming

    02/07/2012 4:24:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    The State Column ^ | February 7, 2012
    A team of scientists say that sprawling seagrass in the shallows of the Mediterranean may be the oldest living organisms on Earth, far older than humanity itself. Working off of DNA samples, a team of scientists say clumps of seagrass between Spain and Cyprus could be as old as hundred of thousands of years old. The study comes as scientists have sought to increase studies concerning how various organisms will face the changes from global warming. The team of scientists studying the seagrass say that the organism is facing threats from higher than normal sea temperatures and pollutants introduced by...
  • Sea ice loss said driving European chill

    02/07/2012 10:42:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    UPI.com ^ | February 6, 2012
    LONDON -- Meteorologists say ice-free seas in the arctic caused by global warming could explain a chill wind covering much of Europe that has killed more than 300 people. Experts said they believe complex wind patterns are being affected as melting arctic sea ice has exposes huge areas of normally frozen ocean to the atmosphere above, bringing bitterly cold weather to Britain and the rest of Europe. The loss of arctic sea ice could be influencing high-pressure weather systems over northern Russia that bring very cold winds from the arctic and Siberia to Western Europe and the British Isles, scientists...
  • Tragic winter weather in Europe doesn’t fit the Mannian narrative

    02/06/2012 1:14:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 5, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From the Weather is not climate unless we say it is department: Over at Climate Progress, paid propagandist Joe Romm wails about “journalistic malpractice” from Michael Mann’s words in a tweet: The wailing (Jan 31st and again Feb 4th) was because the LA Times didn’t use the words “global warming” or “climate change” in a story about the mild winter in the USA. But Romm and Mann both ignore the much bigger story of a bitterly cold winter in Europe with snow reaching into northern Africa which has caused nearly three hundred deaths. Conversely, there doesn’t seem to be any...
  • Heh.: Email 600, Sept 2007: Watts expose makes NOAA want to change entire USA method

    02/05/2012 11:27:48 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Whats Up With That? ^ | February 4, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From Tom NelsonEmail 600, Sept 2007: Watts expose makes NOAA want to change entire USA method Email 600 [Tom Karl, Director of the National Climatic Data Center] We are getting blogged all over for a cover-up of poor global station and US stations we use. They claim NCDC is in a scandal by not providing observer’s addresses. In any case Anthony Watts has photographed about 350 stations and finds using our criteria that about 15% are acceptable. I am trying to get some our folks to develop a method to switchover to using the CRN sites, at least in the...
  • Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth

    02/05/2012 6:24:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 5, 2012 | By Julie Cart
    Environmentalists are torn over the high cost of breaking reliance on fossil fuels. Industrial-scale solar development is well underway in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. The federal government has furnished more public property to this cause than it has for oil and gas exploration over the last decade — 21 million acres. In the fight against climate change, the Mojave Desert is about to take one for the team. "I have spent my entire career thinking of myself as an advocate on behalf of public lands and acting for their protection," said Johanna Wald, a veteran environmental...
  • Monckton responds to Skeptical Science ( "Cooking the books")

    02/04/2012 3:45:57 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 1+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | February 3, 2012 by Anthony Watts | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Cooking the booksBy Christopher Monckton of BrenchleyMr. John Cook, who runs a website puzzlingly entitled Skeptical Science” (for he is not in the least sceptical of the “official” position) seems annoyed that I won the 2011 televised debate with Dr. Denniss of the Australia Institute, and has published a commentary on what I said. It has been suggested that I should reply to the commentary. So, seriatim, I shall consider the points made. Mr. Cook’s comments are in Roman face: my replies are in bold face. Since Mr. Cook accuses me of lying, I have asked him to be good...
  • Terrifying new book about climate change (The Coming of the New Ice Age:......

    02/03/2012 2:03:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 2, 2012 | Guest post by “Zombie”---Edited by Anthony Watts
    Normally I don’t go for anonymous guest posters, but this one is from the famous “zombie” of zombietime.com whose identity remains hidden so that he/she may continue to record the anarchy and socially bereft behavior that permeates the McKibbenesque protestor culture of America. Zombie wrote to me yesterday asking that I bring attention to the post, and I’m happy to do so. The text is below, but please follow the link to the evidence (dozens of scanned pages) presented. The Coming of the New Ice Age: End of the Global Warming Era? Guest post by “Zombie”I just finished reading a...
  • Global non-warming prompts reversals… Except here

    02/02/2012 11:49:36 AM PST · by landsbaum · 3 replies
    It seems much of the world is wising up to the Global Warming Alarmism that has driven so much foolish and costly taxation and regulation, subsidies and profiteering. Well, much but not all of the world. Here’s a quick overview, courtesy of the British Global Warming Policy Foundation: . . .
  • UAH global temperature anomaly goes negative UAH global temperature anomaly goes negative

    02/02/2012 1:28:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | February 2, 2012 | By Dr. Roy Spencer
    Posted on February 2, 2012 by Anthony Watts UAH Global Temperature Update for January 2012: -0.09 deg. CBy Dr. Roy Spencer PERSONAL NOTE: I’ve been unavailable for a while…my oldest daughter was in a bad car accident, will be OK eventually, but won’t walk for about 3 months. So, I might not be answering queries.The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly for January, 2012 took a precipitous plunge, not totally unexpected for a La Nina January (click on the image for the full-size version):The 3rd order polynomial fit to the data (courtesy of Excel) is for entertainment purposes only, and...
  • 8 Reasons to Dump That Cheating Doctor (Trenberth et al are wrong in the WSJ) ( AGW Crowd Reacts ..

    02/02/2012 12:53:38 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    JoNova ^ | February 3rd, 2012 | Joanne
    Hand back your science degrees Trenberth et al. Thirty eight of the worlds top, most consequential climate scientists sought to slap down the Nobel prize winner, astronaut and glitterati of science, and all they could come up with was a logical fallacy and a single paragraph of incohate, innumerate, and improbable evidence. It’s hand-waving on stilts.Is that the best they can do?Trenberth and co try to rebut No Need to Panic About Global Warming, but those 16 eminent scientists quoted evidence and pointed out major flaws in the assumptions of the theory. They described forms of scientific malpractice, and called...
  • Climate data chills global-warming alarmism

    02/02/2012 11:54:02 AM PST · by landsbaum · 28 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 2-2-2012 | Orange County Register editorial boarad
    The Earth's temperature hasn't increased significantly in about 15 years, which wouldn't be big news except global warming extremists had predicted temperatures would soar during that time because of manmade greenhouse-gas emissions. That forecast would be just another failed hypothesis, except governments around the world used the threatened overheating as an excuse to regulate, tax and subsidize in order to curb greenhouse gases and, of course, to save the Earth. . . .
  • It’s back!plan to kill talk radio. Group advising White House wants to restore controversial policy

    02/02/2012 7:51:58 AM PST · by tutstar · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Klein Online ^ | 2 1 2012 | Aaron Klein
    Actual title is : It’s baaack! The plan to kill talk radio. Group advising White House wants to restore controversial policy An organization that helped to craft President Obama’s environmental policies has recommended the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, purportedly as a method of silencing critics of the theory of global warming. The Presidential Climate Action Project, or PCAP, last year released an extensive list of recommendations for the White House in a 75-page paper entitled, “Building the Obama Administration’s Climate Legacy.” Primary among the PCAP’s recommendations is that the Department of Energy should join the U.S. Department of Housing...
  • Three States to Require Insurers to Disclose Climate-Change Response Plans

    02/02/2012 7:49:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2012 | By FELICITY BARRINGER
    Insurance commissioners in California, New York and Washington State will require that companies disclose how they intend to respond to the risks their businesses and customers face from increasingly severe storms and wildfires, rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change, California’s commissioner said Wednesday. “Our experience and other states’ experience as regulators is you get a far better response rate if you require response to be provided than if you just allow companies to decide when and how they will respond,” said Dave Jones, the California commissioner. “Our goal is to have the most complete, best and accurate...
  • Briggs schools the “Bad Astronomer” on statistics ( RE: “No Need to Panic About Global Warming” )

    02/01/2012 6:19:45 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | ebruary 1, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    That letter signed by 16 scientists saying there’s “No Need to Panic About Global Warming” to the Wall Street Journal has caused a great disturbance in the farce. At last count there were no less than  19 blog rebuttals plus one new WSJ op ed piece trying to convince the alliance that all is well. It didn’t work. But, they know the AGW Alliance Death Star has been compromised before its mission can be completed, the Rebellion has seen the plans and the Alliance knows it is only a matter of time before “the consensus” blows apart. Reports are that “Michael...
  • Giant Veil of “Cold Plasma” Discovered High Above Earth

    01/30/2012 1:20:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | January 27, 2012 | justthefactswuwt
    From National Geographic:Clouds of charged particles stretch a quarter the way to the moon, experts say.Clouds of “cold plasma” reach from the top of Earth’s atmosphere to at least a quarter the distance to the moon, according to new data from a cluster of European satellites.Earth generates cold plasma—slow-moving charged particles—at the edge of space, where sunlight strips electrons from gas atoms, leaving only their positively charged cores, or nuclei.(Find out how cold plasma might also help explain why Mars is missing its atmosphere.)Researchers had suspected these hard-to-detect particles might influence incoming space weather, such as this week’s solar flare...
  • EDITORIAL: Global warming’s ‘dirty laundry’ University of Virginia should disclose climate emails

    01/30/2012 9:07:11 AM PST · by fella · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 27 Jan. 2012 | The Washington Times
    Those who say man alone is responsible for overheating the planet frequently dismiss any role the sun might play. As can be seen in an ongoing freedom-of-information lawsuit leveled against the University of Virginia (UVA), sunshine is precisely what the heralds of climate catastrophe fear most of all.
  • Children just aren't going to know what sun is [Global Cooling?]

    01/29/2012 6:56:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 29, 2012 | By James Delingpole
    There's a great piece by David Rose in the Mail On Sunday nicely summing up what a lot of us here knew already: that the thing we really need to fear right now is not global warming but global cooling. And that, on current evidence, it's global cooling we're going to get. The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years. The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year...
  • SUNY Canton professor says behaviorism could help solve global warming

    01/29/2012 6:42:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    A SUNY Canton faculty member says behaviorism could be instrumental in providing new solutions to global warming. Professor Stephen F. Ledoux’s article in the January-February 2012 issue of American Scientist, “Behaviorism at 100,” says changing people’s behavior is key to tackling the effects of human behavior on the climate. “Natural scientists are working to solve problems like global warming within the limited time frame available before we must experience its worst effects,” Ledoux said. “In that process, scientists note that solutions require changes in human behavior, yet they have lacked definitive access to a natural science of behavior. We now...
  • Global Warming vs. affordable inhalers: An inconvenient truth

    01/29/2012 6:35:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2012 | by Bob Siegel
    The pharmacist seemed sympathetic to my plight. Sadly, he explained that Primatene Mist (an over the counter inhaler for asthmatics) had been taken off the market. I was not surprised. Certainly many doctors have warned people of Primatene’s potential side effects. Oddly enough, medical concerns had nothing to do with its removal. Instead the pharmacist started talking about Global Warming. In denial, I jumped on the internet, hoping against hope that the pharmacist had somehow been mistaken. Instead I found an AP article from late 2011. “Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives...
  • California Adopts Robust Plan for Cleaner Cars

    01/28/2012 9:37:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The California Air Resources Board (ARB) today approved a historic package of vehicle polices that will reduce air pollution and the adverse public health impacts of cars and trucks. The package of initiatives will save Californians $22 billion through 2025, according to ARB analysis. By 2025, the program will create 21,000 new jobs across the state as consumers spend less on gasoline and shift that money to more productive parts of the economy. Individual consumers will save $4,000 over the life of the typical car sold in 2025, even after paying for clean car technology. The added cost of the...
  • Climate Change Debate Brewing in American Classrooms

    01/28/2012 9:18:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 27, 2012 | By Sam Favate
    Climate change — that topic that makes you bang your head against the wall when talking to your obstinate brother-in-law — is the new battleground in science education in middle and high schools. While courts have held that some criticism of evolution in public schools is a violation of the separation of church and state, deniers of climate change argue that they are simply pushing academic freedom. Eugenie Scott, the executive director of the National Center for Science Education, told the LAT it will be harder to use the courts to protect climate science education, since climate change denial is...
  • New USDA plant zones clearly show climate change

    01/28/2012 9:02:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2012 | By Jason Samenow
    Planting zones are retreating north all over the country, but the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) won’t state the obvious: the shift is a rock solid indicator of climate change. Although these zones, which serve as a guide to the kinds of plants that can grow, have shifted north in most areas, USDA shied away from making a climate change connection. “The map is not a good instrument for determining climate change,” said Kim Kaplan, a spokeswoman for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service. “It’s not that there hasn’t been global climate change it’s that the map isn’t a good...
  • New Emails Reveal Fraud of Climate Science ( This is from NEWSWEEK...)

    01/27/2012 8:36:10 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    News Week ^ | November 25, 2011 at 9:55 AM | Posted by nationalforestlawblog
    Forbes reports on a release of a new batch of emails where prominent climate scientists reveal that they actively deleted protected emails in an attempt to avoid releasing evidence that the data does not support alleged man-made warming. According to the Forbes report: Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political “cause” rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each...
  • A dangerous shift in Obama’s ‘climate change’ rhetoric

    01/27/2012 1:13:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2012 | By Maxwell T. Boykoff
    What happened to “climate change” and “global warming”? The Earth is still getting hotter, but those terms have nearly disappeared from political vocabulary. President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday was a prime example of this shift. The president said “climate change” just once. By contrast, Obama used the terms “energy” and “clean energy” nearly two dozen times. A recent Brown University study looked specifically at the Obama administration’s language and found that mentions of “climate change” have been replaced by calls for “clean energy” and “energy independence.” Graciela Kincaid, a co-author of the study, wrote: “The phrases ‘climate...
  • The verdict is in on climate change

    01/22/2012 8:03:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 85 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 22, 2012 | By Naomi Oreskes
    When it comes to climate change, open-mindedness is the wrong approach. I study the history of climate science, and my research has shown that the think tanks and institutes that deny the reality or severity of climate change, or promote distrust of climate science, do so out of self-interest, ideological conviction or both. In my travels, I have met many, many people who have told me that they are not in denial about climate change; they simply don't know enough to decide. Since the mid-1990s, there has been clear-cut evidence that the climate is changing because of human activities: burning...
  • South Florida climate change plan attacked (great comments telling it like it is!)

    01/21/2012 9:57:03 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | Jan 20, 2012 | David Fleshler
    A South Florida plan to prepare for rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change has drawn intense criticism from a small segment of the public who see a conspiracy to weaken the United States. "Bogus science." "Socialist power grab." "A UN-based manmade global warming agenda that will tangle us all up in a nightmare." These are among the public comments received in response to the Draft Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan, produced by Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties. "Anyone of even modest intelligence should be able to see that it is nothing more than One-World,...
  • Climate change skepticism seeps into science classrooms

    01/17/2012 12:28:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 59 replies
    latimes ^ | January 16, 2012 | By Neela Banerjee, Washington Bureau
    Some states have introduced education standards requiring teachers to defend the denial of man-made global warming. A national watchdog group says it will start monitoring classrooms. Reporting from Washington— A flash point has emerged in American science education that echoes the battle over evolution, as scientists and educators report mounting resistance to the study of man-made climate change in middle and high schools. Although scientific evidence increasingly shows that fossil fuel consumption has caused the climate to change rapidly, the issue has grown so politicized that skepticism of the broad scientific consensus has seeped into classrooms. Texas and Louisiana have...
  • Congress Blocks DOD LEED Platinum, Gold Certification Funding

    01/17/2012 10:51:59 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    Energy Boom ^ | January 11, 2012 | Jeanne Roberts
    As a result of the December 31 presidential signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA; H.R. 1540), the Department of Defense, or DOD, is prohibited from funding any LEED Platinum or Gold certification of new buildings for the current fiscal year, unless it submits notification of intent 30 days before the money is allocated. The only exception to the rule is if LEED Gold or Platinum certifications don’t involve additional expense. Under the same legislation, the DOD is required to submit a report to Congress (Sec. 2830) no later than June 30 on energy efficiency and sustainability standards used...
  • US Republicans stir transatlantic tensions over climate change

    01/13/2012 11:08:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies · 1+ views
    EurActiv ^ | 13 January 2012
    Concerns are growing in Brussels that persistent denial of human-caused global warming among Republican presidential hopefuls could damage EU-US relations and even spark a trade conflict. All the leading challengers for the White House have staked out positions on global warming that defy the international scientific consensus, causing what Thomas Legge, a climate officer for the German Marshall Fund, called “exasperation” in Brussels. Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said in September she was “shocked that the political debate in the US is so far away from the scientific facts.” “When you hear American presidential candidates denying climate change, it's difficult...
  • Union chief: Congress controlled by 'climate change deniers'

    01/12/2012 12:29:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 12, 2012 | Ben Geman
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Thursday that climate change deniers call the shots in Congress. “[I]t is clear that as long as Congress is effectively controlled by climate change deniers, all of us — investors, companies, workers and the broader public — must take action ourselves,” Trumka said. In a wide-ranging speech in New York at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk & Energy Solutions, Trumka made the case for creating jobs with the build-out of low-carbon infrastructure. He said the collapse of global warming legislation has prompted the labor federation to seek other means to spur investments in...
  • EPA: (U.S.) Power plants main global warming culprits (ULTRa BaRF ALerT! Gubamint Runamuckin')

    01/11/2012 1:06:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/11/12 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming. Power plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to the Environmental Protection Agency for 2010, according to information released Wednesday that was the first catalog of global warming pollution by facility. The data include more than 6,700 of the largest industrial sources of greenhouse gases, or about 80 percent of total U.S. emissions. According to an Associated Press analysis of the data, 20 mostly coal-fired power plants in...