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  • 5-mile-long landslide in Alaska national park; warming eyed as possible culprit

    07/13/2012 3:31:34 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 39 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 7/13/2012 | Miguel Llanos
    A massive landslide sent tons of rock and debris tumbling more than five miles down a glacier in Alaska, the National Park Service reported in an event that could be yet another sign of a warming world. ocated in a remote area of Glacier Bay National Park, the slide was so big it registered on earthquake monitors as a magnitude 3.4 event. Officials noticed the monitor blip on June 11 but it wasn't until July 2 that a pilot passing over the site took photos that showed just how large it was, Glacier Bay National Park announced on its Facebook...
  • Heat wave, fires have climate change activists on offensive

    07/06/2012 5:32:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Heat wave, fires have climate change activists on offensive By Ben Geman - 07/06/12 06:00 AM ET Record-breaking heat across the U.S. and catastrophic wildfires in Colorado are giving environmentalists a rare opening to regain the political offensive on climate change. While scientists caution against chalking up specific weather events to climate change, they say generally that heat waves, wildfires and other extreme weather is expected with increasing frequency and intensity in a warming world. Skeptics of climate change often point to winter blizzards as evidence that the planet is not warming; now those who say climate change is a...
  • Hell and High Histogramming Ė Mastering an Interesting Heat Wave Puzzle

    07/11/2012 11:22:45 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Watts up with That? ^ | July 10, 2012 | Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach
    Anthony Watts, Lucia Liljegren , and Michael Tobis have all done a good job blogging about Jeff Mastersí egregious math error. His error was that†he claimed that a run of high US temperatures had only a chance of 1 in 1.6 million of being a natural occurrence. Hereís his claim: U.S. heat over the past 13 months: a one in 1.6 million eventEach of the 13 months from June 2011 through June 2012 ranked among the warmest third of their historical distribution for the first time in the 1895 Ė present record. According to NCDC, the odds of this occurring...
  • CBS Turns Blind Eye To Climate Change Hype Truth

    07/12/2012 7:16:05 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 12, 2012
    Climate: While CBS touts a "groundbreaking" government report linking extreme weather and climate change, German researchers find 2,000 years of cooling and warmer temps in medieval times and the Roman era. This summer's heat wave has given the global warmongers new hope in conning the hot and the restless into believing the whole thing is due to that SUV parked in your driveway and that coal-fired plant down the street. Not so fast, say German researchers who documented a two millennia cooling trend. Both the Roman legions and Crusaders marched in warmer climes. On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, CBS News...
  • Germany's Green Disaster (Wave Of Solar Bankruptcies Wipes Out Almost 25 Billion Euros of Value)

    07/12/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 9 replies
    Global Warming Policy Foundation ^ | 12 July 2012 | JŲrg Hackhausen
    Germanyís large solar companies have lost almost 25 billion Euros of their stock market value (The German title is: "Solar-Pleitewelle vernichtet Milliarden".) To put it another way, large German solar companies (with one exception) "have lost more than 97 percent of their value since the peak of Germany's government policy-driven solar energy boom.
  • Cap and trade, the next tool to separate you from your money

    07/12/2012 10:20:19 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    We got a phone call this morning from an Orange County businessman who had attended a conference this week in which a university professor lauded the benefits of cap and trade. Obviously, this prof doesnít work in an industry that will have to directly assume the burden of this added tax, disguised as a fee. But our caller does. Our caller and the prof do share this in common Ė their cost of living as consumers will go up as California state government ratchets up its taxes through cap and trade auctions, ostensible to rid us of horrid CO2 emissions,...
  • AEI Hosts Fifth Secret Meeting to Promote Carbon Tax

    07/12/2012 9:17:52 AM PDT · by mykroar · 7 replies ^ | 7/11/2012 | Marlo Lewis
    Today, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a prominent conservative think tank, hosted a secret, four-and-a-half hour meeting of pols, wonks, and activists, including several self-identified íprogressives,í to develop a PR/legislative strategy to promote and enact a carbon tax. This was the fifth such meeting to advance the ĒPrice Carbon Campaign/Lame Duck Initiative: A Carbon Pollution Tax in Fiscal and Tax Reform.Ē An annoted copy of the meeting agenda appears at the bottom of this post.
  • Global Warming Punched Up Some 2011 Weather Extremes (Where's climate change?)

    07/11/2012 2:01:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 10 July 2012 | Richard A. Kerr
    Enlarge Image Extreme but not greatly so. An accounting of the rain that fell in the catchment basin (red box) of Thailand's Chao Phraya river last year (blues and purple are heavier rains) shows that huge losses from floods were likely the result of extensive building in the floodplain, not the amount of rain that fell. Credit: √ā¬©2012: Google, Tele Atlas, Ches/Spot Image; U.S. Dept. of State Geographer A first attempt to dissect climate and weather extremes only months after they happen is confirming more leisurely analyses of earlier heat waves, droughts, and flooding. Human-induced global warming is indeed...
  • Current Global Weather Patterns Normal Despite Government and Media Distortions

    07/11/2012 2:39:12 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    Dr. Tim Ball: A Different Perspective ^ | June 28, 2012 | Dr. Tim Ball
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) science and its promotion involves selection of only material that supports the hypothesis that human CO2 is causing warming and latterly climate change. It is used in everything from tree ring samples chosen to create the hockey stick, to omission of the Milankovitch Effect, and the role of cosmic rays in the formation of low cloud from IPCC computer models.Thereís a similar pattern of selective reporting about weather events. People are inundated with reports giving the impression that what is happening is worse then ever before, unusual and therefore due to human activities....
  • Tree-rings prove climate was WARMER in Roman and Medieval times than it is now...

    07/11/2012 10:30:54 AM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2012 | Rob Waugh
    Rings in fossilised pine trees have proven that the world was much warmer than previously thought - and the earth has been slowly COOLING for 2,000 years. Measurements stretching back to 138BC prove that the Earth is slowly cooling due to changes in the distance between the Earth and the sun. The finding may force scientists to rethink current theories of the impact of global warming.
  • Tree-rings prove climate was WARMER in Roman and Medieval times ...

    07/11/2012 11:26:01 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 12 replies
    DailyMail ^ | July 11, 2012 | Rob Waugh
    Rings in fossilised pine trees have proven that the world was much warmer than previously thought - and the earth has been slowly COOLING for 2,000 years. Measurements stretching back to 138BC prove that the Earth is slowly cooling due to changes in the distance between the Earth and the sun. The finding may force scientists to rethink current theories of the impact of global warming. It is the first time that researchers have been able to accurately measure trends in global temperature over the last two millennia. Over that time, the world has been getting cooler - and previous...
  • Do marginally higher temperatures mean global warming? Not exactly.

    07/11/2012 12:39:55 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    More to the point, for those who think things are unusually hot this year, particularly this summer, and that somehow is supposed to be proof of disastrous man-made global warming, we beg to differ. Letís go to a non-weakly source for a more authoritative take. . . .
  • Coral Reef Scientists Issue Call for Action (Agitprop alert!)

    07/11/2012 8:47:00 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 10 July 2012 | Dennis Normile
    Enlarge Image Evidence of the dire condition of coral reefs around the world is being presented in abundance at the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium that got underway yesterday in Cairns, Australia. And scientists are calling for action to stop the losses: More than 2500 marine researchers and managers at the conference and around the world have signed a Consensus Statement on Climate Change and Coral Reefs that calls on "all governments to ensure the future of coral reefs, through global action to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and via improved local protection of...
  • Climate was HOTTER in Roman, medieval times than now: Study

    07/10/2012 2:53:04 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    The Register ^ | 10th July 2012 11:44 GMT | Lewis Page
    Americans sweltering in the recent record-breaking heatwave may not believe it - but it seems that our ancestors suffered through much hotter summers in times gone by, several of them within the last 2,000 years. Phew, what a scorcher, Marcus. Let's get in the frigidarium A new study measuring temperatures over the past two millennia has concluded that in fact the temperatures seen in the last decade are far from being the hottest in history. A large team of scientists making a comprehensive study of data from tree rings say that in fact global temperatures have been on a...
  • Two Millennia of Global Cooling?

    07/11/2012 7:14:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/11/2012 | Andrew Bostom
    Notwithstanding the latest hysterical claims from the sadly politicized climate scientologists of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), insisting 2011 was somehow "a year of extreme weather," serious investigators at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have just published a sobering analysis in Nature Climate Change† which reconstructs 2000 years of climate within northern Europe.Utilizing tree-ring density measurements from sub-fossil pine trees in northern Scandinavia, the investigators created a sequence dating back to 138 BC. The density measurements are closely correlated with the summer temperatures in a targeted region on the edge of the Nordic taiga, enabling them to...
  • Past 12 months warmest ever recorded in United States

    07/10/2012 5:53:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 7:35 AM EDT, Tue July 10, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- The mainland United States, which was largely recovering Monday from a near-nationwide heat wave, has experienced the warmest 12 months since record-keeping began in 1895, a top government science and weather agency announced Monday. The report from the National Climatic Data Center, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, does not take into account blistering heat from this month, with 2,116 high temperature marks either broken or tied between July 2 and July 8 in communities nationwide.
  • Roman World Was Hotter than Thought

    07/11/2012 6:06:28 AM PDT · by rjbemsha · 14 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 10 July 2012 | Fred Pearce
    Tree rings actually show ... a long-term cooling trend that lasted right up until the Industrial Revolution.... Results suggest the Roman world was 0.6 įC warmer than previously thought.
  • Canít see the Climate Forest For the Trees

    07/10/2012 4:02:58 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 3 replies
    Dr. Tim Ball: A Different Perspective ^ | July 7, 2012 | Dr. Tim Ball
    No, this is not another article about tree rings, hockey sticks, and rewritten history, although that is one tree in the climate forest. A group of scientists dismissed historical evidence and misled the public about temperature trends. Some dismiss their actions as bad science, but the evidence, particularly exposed in the leaked e-mails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU), indicate differently. Many, including those claiming to be climate scientists were misled because they were experts on another tree in another part of the forest. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is not studying climatology, but specialists looking at some...
  • Unexplored Possible Climate Balancing Mechanism ( Effect of CO2 levels on phytoplankton. )

    07/10/2012 10:01:10 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | July 10, 2012 | Story submitted by Don Healy
    ‚Üź John Nielsen-Gammon: Skeptics Are Not Deniers Unexplored Possible Climate Balancing Mechanism Posted on July 10, 2012 by Anthony Watts This visible image of a 93 mile wide deep-ocean plankton eddy was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA¬ís Terra satellite ~ 800 km south of South Africa in the Agulhas current. Image: NASA¬ís Earth Observatory Effect of CO2 levels on phytoplankton.Story submitted by Don Healy This article opens up a whole new vista into the relationship between CO2 levels, oceanic plant growth and the complex relationships that we have yet to learn about in the...
  • Energy Department sneaks offshore moratorium past public

    07/10/2012 11:40:19 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2012 | Thomas J. Pyle
    While the Obama administration was taking a victory lap last week after the 5-4 Supreme Court decision to uphold the presidentís signature legislative accomplishment, Obamacare, the Interior Department was using the media black hole to release a much-awaited five-year plan for offshore drilling. That plan reinstitutes a 30-year moratorium on offshore energy exploration that will keep our most promising resources locked away until long after President Obama begins plans for his presidential library. (snip) In the past three years, the government has collected more than 250 times less revenue from offshore lease sales than it did during the last year...