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  • EPA director warns of vanishing snow due to global warming as historic blizzard approaches

    01/27/2015 6:20:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In politics, much as with a Broadway chorus line, timing is everything. That’s a lesson that current EPA Director, Gina McCarthy will probably take to heart after this one. As the northeast braces for what is being described as a potentially historic snowstorm, Ms. McCarthy spent the beginning of her weekend huddling with environmental activists with a clear message. These climate change deniers will ruin the ski industry because we’re going to run out of snow. The Environmental Protection Agency, Aspen Skiing Co., and a pair of Olympic snowboarders teamed up Thursday to help spread the word about climate...
  • Obama Ends Visit With Challenge to India on Climate Change

    01/27/2015 6:15:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 27, 2015 | by PETER BAKER and ELLEN BARRY
    NEW DELHI President Obama pressed India on Tuesday to do more to curb the pollution that is choking its capital and contributing to global climate change, as he wrapped up a visit that yielded no meaningful breakthrough on the issue. While India and the United States agreed to cooperate in promoting cleaner energy, Mr. Obama left after three days without the sort of specific commitment to curbing greenhouse gases that he won in China last year. Instead, he used a farewell speech before his departure to argue that India had an obligation to step up, despite its economic challenges.
  • Blizzard of 2015

    01/26/2015 5:00:52 PM PST · by fella · 78 replies
    ABC ^ | 25 Jan 2015 | ABC
    Live Look: Blizzard Hits Northeast
  • Monday Mirthiness The Official Global Warming Polar (melting) IceCap Test!

    01/26/2015 12:49:59 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 6 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | Jan 26 2015 | Warren Smith
    WUWT reader Warren Smith writes in with this quiz: TEST YOURSELF: What is your knowledge of how fast the polar ice caps are melting? 1) According to data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, as of the end of December 2014, the extent of Arctic sea ice coverage, when compared to the year-end averages from 1981 through 2010, was: A) About 90% below normal B) About 75% below normal C) About 50% below normal D) About 25% below normal E) Less than 5% below normal F) About 33% above normal 2) According to data from the National Snow...
  • BUZZKILL: EPA Chief Jets to Aspens Winter X Games to Preach Global Warming

    01/26/2015 6:53:02 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | January 23, 2015
    EPA chief Gina McCarthy was harshing on everyones mellow up in Aspen Thursday going on about global warming and generally being a buzzkill. Not content just to catch the mens snowboard superpipe, McCarthy used the Winter X Games as an excuse to lecture the liberal crony class on the benefits of investing in tank tops versus GORE-TEX. According to the Denver Business Journal: McCarthy was in Aspen to make the point that warmer temperatures caused by carbon pollution hurt the winter-sports industry, and to advocate for Obama administration policies to curb greenhouse gases. Apparently we cant stress this enough because...
  • Peer-reviewed pocket-calculator climate model exposes serious errors in complex computer models

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

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

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

    01/25/2015 1:35:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | January 25th, 2015 | Joanne
    Its not fossil fuels causing global warming, its man-made adjustments. Stop the adjustments! In South America, there are hardly any rural land thermometers. GISS tells us the area is warming (see the map below). Paul Homewood looked at the raw data. There are only three rural stations currently operating in the area, Puerto Casado, Mariscal, and San Juan, and they all show a raw trend that falls. As in so many other situations, after adjustments, all three show a rising trend. The changes are breathtaking. In Mariscal raw temperatures of 25.5C turned out to be really 22.5C. (Those 1950...
  • Huge storm to dump over 2 feet of snow on NYC (Global Warming Alert)

    01/25/2015 1:37:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 239 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | C.J. Sullivan and David K. LiJanuary
    A double dose of snow makes its way toward NYC Driver miraculously survives pileup between two big rigs Motorists angry over alternative-side parking rules during snowfall New York braced for one of the biggest blizzards in the citys history, with over 24 inches of snow expected to blanket Gotham on Monday and Tuesday, authorities said. We are facing one of the largest storms in the citys history, Mayor de Blasio said. This could be a stormthe likes of which we have never seen before. Snow is expected to begin falling just before sunrise on Monday before the serious blizzard kicks...
  • Climate change is not a concern for CEOs? That should keep us all awake

    01/25/2015 6:14:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | January 25, 2015
    The first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos was dominated by calls for 2015 to be a year of action on climate change. But while some in the business community worry about sustainability, there is plenty of evidence that the vast bulk of business executives give it no consideration at all. We are seeing the accelerated impact of climate change, World Bank boss Jim Yong Kim said in a speech on Wednesday. Last year was the hottest on record. That matters. Extreme weather is real. Its a complete no-brainer to move towards cleaner, more livable cities. Yet according...
  • 2014: Among the 3 percent Coldest Years in 10,000 years?

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

    01/24/2015 12:12:21 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Guest Post by Roman Mureika
    It was bound to happen eventually. We could see it coming a feeding frenzy from really, it is still getting warmer to we told you so: this is proof positive that the science is settled and we will all boil or fry! The latest numbers are in and they show the hottest year since temperature data has become available depending on which data you look at. The cheerleader this time around seems to have been AP science correspondent Seth Borenstein. Various versions of his essay on the topic have permeated most of Americas newspapers including my own hometown...
  • A rare sighting of endangered scientific graph in newsprint (Global warming??)

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

    01/24/2015 11:52:44 AM PST · by Excellence · 20 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | January 24, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Forecast for the next 15 days, plus longer range not as detailed.
  • Scientists move Doomsday Clock: Global warming apparently an imminent threat

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

    01/24/2015 7:07:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 118 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Chris Mooney
    The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Heres how the Earth will get its revenge.Last year, we learned what is probably the worst global warming news yet that we may have irrevocably destabilized the massive ice sheet of West Antarctica, which contains the equivalent of nearly 11 feet of sea level rise. The rate of West Antarctic ice loss has been ominously increasing, and there are fears that if too much goes, the slow and long-term process of ice sheet disintegration could accelerate. Humans have a hard time conceiving of the incredible scale of an...
  • Methane Deceptions

    01/24/2015 6:27:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    First they came for the coal mining and power plant industry, and most people did not speak out because they didnt rely on coal, accepted Environmental Protection Agency justifications at face value, or thought EPAs war on coal would benefit them. In fact, Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon gave the Sierra Club $26 million, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the Club $50 million, to help it wage a Beyond Coal campaign. The Sierra Club later claimed its efforts forced 142 U.S. coal-fired power plants to close, raising electricity rates, threatening grid reliability, and costing thousands of jobs...
  • Why Liberals Should Embrace Romney the Progressive Champion: Cheering the latest Mittamorphosis

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

    01/23/2015 4:10:09 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Summit County Citizens Voice (CO) ^ | January 23, 2015 | by Bob Berwyn
    FRISCO With the EPA set to decide in May whether aircraft carbon pollution endangers public health or welfare, the battle over airline industry emissions in heating up. This week, six major green groups called on the EPA and the Federal Aviation Administration to move quickly to set emission standards to curb greenhouse gas pollution from the nations aircraft fleet. The Obama administration needs to finally hold the airline industry accountable for its massive greenhouse gas emissions, said Vera Pardee, a senior attorney with the Centers Climate Law Institute. The EPA has delayed action for years, and our climate is...
  • State Dept. to Disney: Use Frozen to teach kids about climate change

    01/23/2015 3:04:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Marcus Gilmer
    2014 was, according to NOAA and NASA, the warmest year on record for the entire world. Locally, it was also the hottest year in Californias history. The worlds climate is changing, at least according to science and data. 2014 was also the year of Frozen, Disneys animated musical blockbuster about two sisters and a snowman (more or less), amassing over $1.2 billion in worldwide box office receipts and billions more from countless sing-a-long showings, DVD sales, and merchandise since its November 2013 release. And now, in 2015, were learning where these two seemingly disparate facts intersect: the State Departments Admiral...
  • Ted Cruz & Climate Change (Is this all they have? If so, he has a great chance of being next prez)

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

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

    11/27/2009 2:01:23 PM PST · by sionnsar · 49 replies · 2,953+ views
    Mises Economic Blog ^ | 10/29/2009 | Stephan Kinsella
    Physicist Howard Hayden, a staunch advocate of sound energy policy, sent me a copy of his letter to the EPA about global warming. The text is also appended below, with permission. As noted in my post Access to Energy, Hayden helped the late, great Petr Beckmann found the dissident physics journal Galilean Electrodynamics (brochures and further Beckmann info here; further dissident physics links). Hayden later began to publish his own pro-energy newsletter, The Energy Advocate, following in the footsteps of Beckmann's own journal Access to EnergyI love Hayden's email sign-off, "People will do anything to save the world ... except...
  • Mitt Romney: Climate Change Is Real, Human-Induced, And We Must Tackle It

    01/22/2015 10:34:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 140 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | January 21, 2015
    Mitt Romney: Climate Change Is Real, Human-Induced, And We Must Tackle It
  • MIT Climate Scientist: Global Warming Believers a Cult

    01/22/2015 11:10:06 AM PST · by yoe · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22, 2015 | Howie Carr
    An MIT professor of meteorology is dismissing global-warming alarmists as a discredited cult whose members are becoming more hysterical as emerging evidence continues to contradict their beliefs. During an appearance on this writers radio show Monday, MIT Professor emeritus Richard Lindzen discussed the religious nature of the movement. As with any cult, once the mythology of the cult begins falling apart, instead of saying, oh, we were wrong, they get more and more fanatical. I think thats whats happening here. Think about it, he said. Youve led an unpleasant life, you havent led a very virtuous life, but now youre...
  • A Plan Is Floating Around Davos To Spend $90 Trillion Redesigning All The Cities...

    01/22/2015 11:03:06 AM PST · by Twotone · 88 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | Jim Edwards
    Here's one way to solve global warming: Spend $90 trillion (59 trillion) over the next few years to redesign all the cities as in all the cities on earth so people live in more densely packed neighborhoods and don't need cars.
  • Climate change inaction pushes 'doomsday clock' closest to midnight since 1984

    01/22/2015 10:15:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | January 22, 2015 | by Suzanne Goldenberg
    The symbolic doomsday clock moved to three minutes before midnight on Thursday because of the gathering dangers of climate change and nuclear proliferation, signalling the gravest threat to humanity since the throes of the cold war. It was the closest the clock has come to midnight since 1984, when arms-control negotiations stalled and virtually all channels of communication between the US and the former Soviet Union closed down. $cientists suggested that the greater danger lay in the failure of leaders to recognise and act on climate change. Stunning government failures have imperiled civilisations on a global scale, Benedict said. World...
  • Republicans outfox Democrats on climate votes

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

    01/22/2015 1:12:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 22, 2015 | Zack Colman
    Most U.S. senators now agree on two things about climate change: That it is driven by humans, and that it is not a hoax. Getting to that point during a series of votes on amendments for Keystone XL pipeline legislation was tortuous for Democrats and Republicans alike. "I'm not sure that there were any clear expectations, but I think the way the day transpired was productive but it was also fascinating," Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, told reporters. "We made good progress today and we were pretty pleased there is an emerging bipartisan group of people who believe climate change is...
  • MIT Climate Scientist: Global Warming Believers a Cult

    01/21/2015 10:54:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 21, 2015 | Howie Carr
    An MIT professor of meteorology is dismissing global-warming alarmists as a discredited cult whose members are becoming more hysterical as emerging evidence continues to contradict their beliefs. During an appearance on this writers radio show Monday, MIT Professor emeritus Richard Lindzen discussed the religious nature of the movement. As with any cult, once the mythology of the cult begins falling apart, instead of saying, oh, we were wrong, they get more and more fanatical. I think thats whats happening here. Think about it, he said. Youve led an unpleasant life, you havent led a very virtuous life, but now youre...
  • Al Gore, Pharrell Williams Team up for New Climate Change Concerts

    01/21/2015 4:23:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Al Gore and Pharrell Williams took to the stage at the Davos Economic Forum on Wednesday to announce the second iteration of Live Earth, a series of worldwide concerts to raise awareness of climate change. Gore and Williams were joined by Live Earth co-founder Kevin Wall to announce the concerts, which will take place across all seven continents on June 18, according to the Guardian. The event hopes to capture a global television audience of 2 billion across 193 television networks. Williams, who performed at the first round of Live Earth concerts in Rio de Janeiro in 2007, will reportedly...
  • What Triggers Ice Ages? [from 1997]

    01/21/2015 2:42:25 PM PST · by hlmencken3 · 30 replies
    NOVA ^ | Posted 01.01.97 | Kirk A. Maasch
    During the past billion years, the Earth's climate has fluctuated between warm periodssometimes even completely ice-freeand cold periods, when glaciers scour the continents. In this article, climate scientist Kirk Maasch offers perspective on these historic changes, including the likely causes of the last great ice agewhich contrary to common knowledge, we are still in the midst of... ...The globally averaged surface temperature for the Earth is approximately 15 degrees Celsius, and this is due largely to the greenhouse effect. Solar radiation entering earth's atmosphere is predominantly short wave, while heat radiated from the Earth's surface is long wave. Water vapor,...
  • Inhofe Calls Obamas Climate Agenda A Wealth Redistribution Scheme

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

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

    01/20/2015 1:22:00 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    Today, the new Republican-led Senate gave conservatives a frightening preview of how we might expect to see the rest of the 114th Congress play out. Instead of using their new majority to support conservative policy, in one of the first votes of the year the Senate overwhelmingly passed a liberal green energy efficiency amendment offered by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in a roll call vote of 94-5. The five members who voted against the amendment were: Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Rand Paul (R-KY). Last year, Republican...
  • The myth of the methane menace

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

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

    01/19/2015 12:39:16 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 20 replies
    Roy Spencer PhD. blog ^ | 1-18-15 | Dr. Roy Spencer
    OR: Why I Should Have Been an Engineer Rather than a Climate Scientist Ive been inundated with requests this past week to comment on the NOAA and NASA reports that 2014 was the hottest year on record. Since I was busy with a Japan space agency meeting in Tokyo, it has been difficult for me to formulate a quick response. Of course, Ive addressed the hottest year claim before it ever came out, both here on October 21, and here on Dec. 4. In the three decades Ive been in the climate research business, its been clear that politics have...
  • Wind Must Cut Costs in Face of Cheap Crude

    01/18/2015 6:41:24 PM PST · by thackney · 41 replies
    Renewable Energy World ^ | January 16, 2015 | Richard Heap
    Crude oil prices have dropped to their lowest levels for six years, at under $50 a barrel. If they stay low throughout 2015 then it will cause headaches for the wind sector. This is one of the findings of our latest report, Wind Finance 2015. There are many reasons why oil prices have crashed, including the parlous state of the eurozone; slowing growth in China; and the decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to maintain high levels of production to put pressure on rivals, including fracking and renewables. The major risk for wind investors is that prolonged low...
  • NASA Keeps Telling Warmest Lies

    01/18/2015 11:30:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/15 | Alan Caruba
    Government agency desperately trying to keep the global warming hoax alive On January 16 The New York Times reported the lies NASA keeps telling about global warming with an article titled 2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics. We have reached the point where neither a famed government agency nor a famed daily newspaper can be believed simply because both are lying to advance the greatest hoax of the modern era. Remember that 2014 started off with something called a polar vortex to describe the incredibly cold weather being experienced and remember, too, that we were being told that...
  • Ooops. NASA now 38% sure 2014 was warmest year on record

    01/18/2015 11:40:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We were recently informed by the blaring of progressive trumpets and flapping of angelic wings that evil energy users had set a new record, with 2014 being the warmest year in recorded history. The end is clearly near, so you should all begin getting your affairs in order unless President Obama can rail through his new methane regulations. It is, as Mother Jones described it, a moment of truth. Well folks, what can I say? We had a good run.But wait! The phrase “moment of truth” ends with a rather important word. How “true” is this claim? The folks...
  • NASA Scientists Admit Only 38% Chance 2014 Was Hottest Year on Record

    01/18/2015 11:20:38 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 18, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Yahoo! Spike that climate change football! The mainstream media has spent the past few days doing a victory dance in the endzone because of the announcement that 2014 was the hottest year on record based on instrument observations that the earth's temperature might have increased by a factor of two-hundreths of a degree centrigrade with a margin of error of a tenth of a degree centigrade....meaning that a decrease in temperature was also well within the margin of error. However, that fact did not diminish the triumphal certitude of the temperature increase "fact" by many MSM outets such as the...
  • Scientists balk at hottest year claims: Ignores Satellites showing 18 Year Pause

    01/16/2015 9:52:08 AM PST · by don-o · 12 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | Januuary 16, 2015
    The global warming establishment and the media are crowing about 2010 being in a tie for the “hottest year” ever. The UK Guardian headline sums up the media’s promotion: UK Guardian: ‘Hottest Year’ Claim: 2014 officially the ‘hottest year’ on record US government scientists say - ‘Nasa and Noaa scientists report 2014 was 0.07F (0.04C) higher than previous records…The global average temperatures over land and sea surface for the year was 1.24F (0.69C) above the 20th century average, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) and Nasa reported. The scientists said 2014 was 0.07F (0.04C) higher than the previous records...
  • Manicured lawns contribute to global warming by producing greenhouse gases

    01/18/2015 6:12:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    Zee News (India) ^ | January 18, 2015
    London: A new study has recently revealed that manicured lawns are major source of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming. Grass lawns soak up carbon dioxide, which is stored in the soil after the cut grass rots and so, like trees, they are considered good for the planet. But Dr. Chuanhui Gu of Appalachian State University in the US said that once the energy expended by mowing, fertilizer use and watering are taken into account, lawns actually produce more greenhouse gases than they soak up. The study is published in the Journal of Environmental Management.
  • On the Biases Caused by Omissions in the 2014 NOAA State of the Climate Report

    01/17/2015 9:25:50 PM PST · by Rocky · 7 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | January 17, 2015 | Bob Tisdale
    Of course, the global highlights are what the mainstream media and alarmist blogs parrot. Some may even report on the Global Temperatures and Regional Temperatures portions of the NOAA report. Few will venture beyond that. BIAS OF OMISSION 1 Its not until readers scroll down to the rankings table in the SOTC report that NOAA introduces uncertainties. See my Figure 1. So, according to NOAA, the annually-averaged temperature was 0.69C (1.24F) above the 20th century average of 13.9C (57.0F), easily breaking the previous records of 2005 and 2010 by 0.04C (0.07F), but then NOAA clarifies their global surface temperature anomalies...
  • Who Am to Judge Your Carbon Footprint? Pope Francis and Climate Change

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

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

    01/17/2015 11:11:46 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 30 replies
    LOL!!!!!! NOAA's actual report says it is "More UNLIKELY" that 2014 was the warmest year, "than likely": Calculating the Probability of Rankings for 2014 ... Using a Monte Carlo approach (Arguez et al, 2013), NCDC considered the known uncertainty of the global land and ocean annual temperature in the 2014 annual ranking. Taking into account the uncertainty and assuming all years (1880-2014) in the time series are independent, the chance of 2014 being Warmest year on record: 48.0% One of the five warmest years: 90.4% One of the 10 warmest years: 99.2% One of the 20 warmest years: 100.0% Warmer...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary January 17, 2015

    01/17/2015 7:16:43 AM PST · by Excellence · 10 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | January 17, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Forecast to the end of January.