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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 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 Masters egregious math error. His error was thathe claimed that a run of high US temperatures had only a chance of 1 in 1.6 million of being a natural occurrence. Heres 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 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 | Jrg Hackhausen
    Germanys 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 doesnt 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 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 progressives, to develop a PR/legislative strategy to promote and enact a carbon tax. This was the fifth such meeting to advance the Price Carbon Campaign/Lame Duck Initiative: A Carbon Pollution Tax in Fiscal and Tax Reform. 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: ©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.Theres 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. Lets 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 C warmer than previously thought.
  • Cant 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
    ← 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’s Terra satellite ~ 800 km south of South Africa in the Agulhas current. Image: NASA’s 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 presidents 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...
  • This is what global cooling really looks like new tree ring study shows 2000 years of cooling

    07/10/2012 12:53:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 9, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Full Title:************************************** This is what global cooling really looks like – new tree ring study shows 2000 years of cooling – previous studies underestimated temperatures of Roman and Medieval Warm Periods Since Princeton’s Dr. Michael Oppenheimer conflated weather with climate last week, proclaiming a short lived heat wave as “This is what global warming really looks like” in a media interview, it seems only fair to show what real science rather than what he and Dr. Trenberth’s government funded advocacy looks like. I can’t wait to see how Dr. Michael Mann tries to poo-poo this one. – AnthonyFrom Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz:...
  • Sun storms: solar activity at fiery high

    07/09/2012 7:30:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/9/2012
    This has already been a summer of record heat in the continental United States. But our sun is not content with just breaking records in the first week of July. It has also been an intense period of solar flares - massive, violent outbursts from the sun that can wreck havoc here on Earth. And it shows no signs of stopping. Even on the surface of the sun, things are heating up. Last week saw several huge solar flares, the biggest of which occurred on Friday, July 6. Labeled an X1.1 class solar flare - the strongest classification used by...
  • Lord Monckton slams Enviro-Marxist "Religion" at UN Rio+20: "God is not mocked" (Video)

    07/09/2012 10:35:47 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    The New American via You Tube ^ | July 6, 2012 | Liberty News Network
    June 23, 2012 - After the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, Alex Newman of The New American magazine spoke with environmental realist and policy adviser Lord Christopher Monckton under Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer. During the interview, Lord Monckton offered his thoughts on the UN summit, the decision to light up the Jesus statue in green, and the religious implications of it all.
  • No baloney: Global Warming creates a largesse of lobster

    07/09/2012 12:15:26 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 60 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 9, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on July 9, 2012 by Anthony Watts Lobster plate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Who says global warming doesnt have some positive value? Well I guess if you are a tofu chomping green that recoils at the thought of eating lobster, you wouldnt see this in a positive light, but many people do.Miguel Rakiewicz submits this in WUWT Tips and Notes today:Newly abundant and much cheaper lobster thanks to Global Warming. A story published in The Toronto Star in print on Saturday, 07 July 2012, and on the web on Friday, 06 July 2012, (06 July 2012) that lobster prices have...
  • First casualty of greenhouse gas rules may be Texas plant

    07/09/2012 4:48:58 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 9, 2012 | Matthew Tresaugue
    Developers targeted 2013 to begin operating a new power plant fueled by the carbon-rich leftover from nearby oil refining in Corpus Christi. The Las Brisas Energy Center will not be ready by then, however, and there are doubts the project will be built at all, making it the latest flash point in a long fight between Texas and the Environmental Protection Agency. The $3 billion project has stalled as the federal government pushes to limit emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases linked to global warming from new power plants. The first-ever rules are expected to bring an end to...
  • The collusion of the climate crowd ( RE: The Global Warming Hoax )

    07/08/2012 4:19:46 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 7, 2012 | Christopher C. Horner -- First published in the Washington Examiner,
    The collusion of the climatecrowd Posted on July 7, 2012 by Anthony Watts Union of Concerned Scientists (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Christopher C. HornerFirst published in the Washington Examiner, reposted here with permissionNot long ago, the American Tradition Institute initiated a transparency campaign using federal and state freedom of information laws to learn more about how taxpayer-funded academics use their positions to advance a particular agenda. On its face, this should have been welcomed by the Left, which often lays claim to the transparency mantle. It is instead causing great angst.Our project would compile the context to the Climategate scandal,...
  • The time to address climate change is now

    07/08/2012 2:14:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 60 replies
    U.S. Senator John Kerry ^ | 7/6/12 | U.S. Senator John Kerry
    Twenty years ago, Republican President George Herbert Walker Bush gathered the nations of the world in Rio to confront the challenge of global climate change. Two decades later, the challenge is more real, and the damage of climate change more pervasive, but we are further behind than ever in addressing the issue. With each passing day, the danger and the urgency only grow. Promises of action from both political parties have been replaced by a conspiracy of silence. Conventional wisdom tells us that the chances of Congress acting on this issue is rapidly approaching zero. How dramatic and sad that...
  • Van Jones Believes Heat Impacts Blacks the Most

    07/08/2012 12:29:50 PM PDT · by rightjb · 47 replies ^ | 7-8-12 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
      As I’ve written before, I’ve actually shared the dais with Mr. Van Jones and have been keeping up with him ever since.  Glenn Beck did his best work in discovering that Van Jones has been in leadership of key radical Leninist organizations  including the Ella Baker Center, which sent an appeal to allocate 10% of the new global warming tax (cap and trade) for Van Jones slush fund.  The “SNAP” line is here: African Americans in Los Angeles are nearly twice as likely to die from a heat wave than other Los Angeles residents. HUH?  I’m sure the predominantly...
  • Climate activists scuttle plans for ice-melting protest on Capitol Hill (insensitive to WV)

    07/07/2012 5:08:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/07/12 | Ben Geman
    Climate activists scuttle plans for ice-melting protest on Capitol HillBy Ben Geman - 07/07/12 10:59 AM ET A climate advocacy group has canceled plans to unveil an ice sculpture next to the Capitol Saturday that was meant to counter global warming skeptics in Congress, citing concerns it would be insensitive to West Virginia residents still without power. The group had planned to unveil ice forming the word hoax? on a day when Washington, D.C. temperatures are expected to reach almost 105 degrees, which would break the daily record and approach the citys all-time high. The fast-melting ice would have...
  • Only You Can Exploit Forest Fires

    07/06/2012 3:45:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 6, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs, Colo. — Good news: The Waldo Canyon fire, which claimed two lives, forced 32,000 residents (including our family) to flee, and destroyed 347 homes, is now 100 percent contained. Bad news: Radical environmentalists won’t stop blowing hot air about this year’s infernal season across the West.Al Gore slithered out of the political morgue to bemoan nationwide heat records and pimp his new “Climate Reality Project,” which blames global warming for the wildfire outbreak. NBC meteorologist Doug Kammerer asserted: “If we did not have global warming, we wouldn’t see this.” Agriculture Department undersecretary Harris Sherman, who oversees the...
  • ... Obama isn't seizing on temporary hot DC weather to push the global warming hoax

    07/06/2012 11:42:23 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Tom Nelson (Blog) ^ | Thursday, July 05, 2012 | Tom Nelson
    Chris Mooney | The Politics of Ice and Fire The time to act on global warming is clearly nowright now. In a sane world, Congress would immediately take up carbon cap legislation, and President Obama would be giving a big speech on the issueand pressing Mitt Romney to explain why he flip-flopped into climate skeptic land, moving in precisely the wrong direction on one of the most important issues to afflicthumanity.Moreover, President Obama would recognize this as a smart political move, because the hard-core deniers notwithstanding, public opinion on global warming follows the weather. It always does. Now, with the...
  • Nobel prize winner Ivar Giaever climate change is pseudoscience

    07/06/2012 11:17:56 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    JoNova ^ | July 4th, 2012 | Joanne
    It was for a moment the clash of the Nobel Prize winners on climate change… just barely, but nothing like this has happened before in the debate-that-isn’t. Normally this is not a show the heavyweights turn up too. But there were three Nobel winners in the room at the same time., Mario Molina and Sherwood Rowland won the 1995 Nobel for work on Ozone. Both of the first two are fans of the man-made global warming theory and they both spoke just prior to notable skeptic Ivar Giaever (who won a Nobel for tunneling in superconductors in 1972). [UPDATE: Watch...
  • Napolitano on weird weather and climate change: 'There's a pattern here'

    07/05/2012 1:16:00 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Napolitano on weird weather and climate change: 'There's a pattern here' By Zack Colman - 07/05/12 04:02 PM ET Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano this week linked climate change with the wildfires hitting Colorado. Napolitano said theres a pattern here as she noted the summer wildfires as well as the East Coast heat wave and the high-velocity winds that whipped through the mid-Atlantic late last week. Thousands of people remain without electricity because of the wind storm. Asked point blank if the wildfires were caused by climate change, Napolitano responded, It could be a lot of different things. But then...
  • The Most Sensible Tax of All (Massive Carbon Tax Set for Zero's 2nd Term)

    07/05/2012 10:10:16 AM PDT · by mojito · 34 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 7/4/2012 | YORAM BAUMAN and SHI-LING HSU
    ON Sunday, the best climate policy in the world got even better: British Columbias carbon tax a tax on the carbon content of all fossil fuels burned in the province increased from $25 to $30 per metric ton of carbon dioxide, making it more expensive to pollute. This was good news not only for the environment but for nearly everyone who pays taxes in British Columbia, because the carbon tax is used to reduce taxes for individuals and businesses. Thanks to this tax swap, British Columbia has lowered its corporate income tax rate to 10 percent from 12...
  • UN wants 'billionaire tax' to help poor [including a tax on carbon dioxide emissions...]

    07/05/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    UN wants 'billionaire tax' to help poor AFP July 06, 2012 1:41AM THE UN today called for a tax on billionaires to help raise more than $US400 billion ($389 billion) a year for poor countries. An annual lump sum payment by the super-rich is one of a host of measures including a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, currency exchanges or financial transactions proposed in a new report that accuses wealthy nations of breaking promises to step up aid for the less fortunate. The UN's annual World Economic and Social Survey also says it is critical to find new ways to...
  • Another regime change indication this time in solar data

    07/04/2012 1:49:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | July 4, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Note: See also the 1997 regime change in global climate data by the same method, hereIm happy to report that something I recognized and reported back in 2008 related to solar data has been independently confirmed by another source, and was a surprise when it showed up in my inbox two days ago.Readers may recall that for some time Ive been pointing out a strange anomaly in the Solar Geomagnetic Index that occurred in October 2005. In a story I wrote on Feb 13th, 2008 titled Where have all the sunspots gone? I plotted the Ap data and pointed out...
  • Bam: Trend of CO2 emissions falling toward 1991 levels

    07/04/2012 9:31:55 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 3, 2012 6:01 pm | Erika Johnsen
    This is ten different kinds of glorious.Greenies are always lamenting that we need big government to force humanity to treat the planet with their idea of respect, and bemoaning the toll that prosperity ostensibly takes on the environment. Its a darn shame that theyre stuck on one speed in that line of argument, because in reality, a thriving economy and environmental quality are not mutually exclusive forces: rather, economic growth often means increasing environmental quality. Case in point: John Hanger points out on his energy blog that energy-related carbon dioxide emissions have fallen so sharply in the first three months...
  • Washington DCs derecho not something new ( Little-Known Giant Windstorms Hits DC)

    07/03/2012 9:19:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 1, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Derechoes have been in the news in Washington as of late. No, that’s not some new breed of super bureaucrat, but it is something from a supercell sized thunderstorm that crossed several states during its lifetime. You may have seen this NOAA image already on a  few news websites:That’s a time lapse radar image capture as the storm progressed from near Chicago to Chesapeake Bay.They’ve been known over a century, and around far longer than that. Wikipedia says that Derecho comes from the Spanish word for “straight”.The word was first used in the American Meteorological Journal in 1888 by Gustavus...
  • The Horror: Media Says This Summer is a Great Example of Global Warming

    07/03/2012 6:19:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | July 3, 2012 | Kate Hicks
    Hide yo kids, hide yo wife: it's global warming, y'all. So says the Associated Press, which has an absurdly self-contradictory scare piece out about how the weather we're seeing is what global warming looks like. Yes. You read that right: global warming. Not climate change. I know, I'm confused, too. If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks. Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat waves. Devastating droughts. Flooding from giant deluges. And a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho. These are the kinds of extremes...
  • USA CO2 emissions may drop to 1990 levels this year

    07/02/2012 10:20:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 2, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    I graphed the EIA data, shown below. What is most interesting is that this is market driven, not mandate driven.Amazing Shale: US CO2 Emissions Plummet Towards 1990 Levelsby John Hanger (via The GWPF)Americas carbon emissions may drop back close to 1990 levels this year. That result would have been thought impossible, even at the end of 2011. But the shale gas revolution makes a reality of many things recently thought impossible. Shale gas production has slashed carbon emissions and saved consumers more than $100 billion per year. Truly astonishing!For US energy-related carbon emissions, fuel switching to gas is back to...
  • CO2 Is Greening The Planet: African Savannahs Getting a Makeover to Forests

    07/02/2012 11:49:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | July 2, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on July 2, 2012 by Anthony Watts Umbrella Thorn Acacia, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenyaby Adam Jones click to order a photo or posterIve covered this before, such as when NASA posted satellite data showing that the biosphere is booming thanks to CO2 fertilization. This new study from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany suggests that the Umbrella Thorn Acacia trees will make a comeback. Tree trumps grass to rule the savannasA new study published today in Nature by authors from the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre and the Goethe University Frankfurt suggests that large parts of Africas savannas...
  • Have Environmentalists/EPA Triggered Electric Power Outages To 3 Million Americans?

    07/03/2012 4:53:42 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 109 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 07/03/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    As many people fall down in the sweltering heat, because of the loss of power to air conditioners, there are others jumping up and down, because the excessively hot weather seems be to punishing those naughty Americans, known around the world to use more than their "fair share" of energy. Coupled with the severe storms knocking out power lines, to an environmentalist, it may, indeed, be a perfect storm. In the past several years, American power generating companies have been diverted from upgrading their existing equipment, including coal generating plants, transmission lines, substations, etc. on the Grid, by the incessant...
  • This US summer is 'what global warming looks like'

    07/03/2012 6:42:28 AM PDT · by mykroar · 60 replies
    AP ^ | 7/3/2012 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks. Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat waves. Devastating droughts. Flooding from giant deluges. And a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho. These are the kinds of extremes climate scientists have predicted will come with climate change, although it's far too early to say that is the cause. Nor will they say global warming is the reason 3,215 daily high temperature records were set in the month of June.
  • White House pushes biofuels on Navy over lawmaker objections

    07/02/2012 4:01:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/02/12 | Zack Colman
    White House pushes biofuels on Navy over lawmaker objectionsBy Zack Colman - 07/02/12 03:58 PM ET The Obama administration is putting another $62 million into its bet that biofuels can power the Navy, rankling many lawmakers who say the programs are wasteful. In May, Senate Armed Services Committee members derided the $26-per-gallon biofuel and petroleum cocktail fueling the Navys Great Green Fleet, an aircraft carrier strike group testing green-energy fuels, during a markup of the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill. But with the Great Green Fleet setting sail last week for a six-week naval exercise in the Pacific Rim, the administration...
  • Let's Talk About Global Warming

    07/02/2012 9:59:02 AM PDT · by OneVike · 9 replies
    GATE ^ | 7/2/2012 | Tim H.
    The Global warming Scam was obviously created by a group of people who had something to gain. A LOT of money has been made by certain people in the right positions.Our own Governor, Jerry Moonbeam Brown has a personal vested interest in Global warming. You see, Moonbeams family owns rights to a patent on catalytic converters. Uncle Jerry and his family have made a LOT of money off of this Global Warming scam, dating clear back to the early 1970's. The main function of a catalytic converter is to "convert" CO, (carbon MON-oxide), into CO2, ( Carbon DI-oxide) . Here's...
  • Meteorologist Dr. Wolfgang Thne Calls Potsdam Institutes Science Pure Voodoo Magic For...

    06/30/2012 5:44:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    NoTricksZone ^ | 29. Juni 2012 | P Gosselin
    Meteorologist Dr. Wolfgang Thüne Calls Potsdam Institute’s Science “Pure Voodoo Magic For Spreading Fear Among The Public” By P Gosselin on 29. Juni 2012 Dr. Wolfgand Thüne As the science of the warmists gets exposed as woefully inadequate, slipshod and flawed, all they can do now is give each other awards in pompous ceremonies in an effort to generate a (fake) sense of achievement and contribution. They’ve been reduced to a pretend world.One example is the Technical University of Berlin recently awarding Prof. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber an honorary doctorate. Schellnhuber is Director of the infamously über-alarmist Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact...
  • After Rio what next? ( The Climate Alarmists wonder...)

    06/30/2012 8:25:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Watts up with That? ^ | June 28, 2012 | Guest post by Dr. Kelvin Kemm
    Its time to give all mankind a real chance to enjoy genuine developmentGuest post by Dr. Kelvin KemmThe Rio+20 World Environmental Conference has come and gone. The Plus 20 comes from the fact that it took place twenty years after the first such conference, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Between these dates, I was a delegate at the 2002 world environment conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ever since 1992 I have watched the eco-evolution taking place.There is a good side and a bad side. The good side is that general world environmental awareness has been enhanced. That...
  • What global warming really looks like Michael Oppenheimer FAIL

    06/30/2012 9:15:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Watts up with That? ^ | June 28, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Well, I warned everybody yesterday. That briefing was put together by Climate Nexus, an advocacy and communications group. An accompanying report on heat waves and climate change was released simultaneously at climatecommunication.orgThe usual suspects put that document together. See below.Expert Reviewers: Kevin Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric ResearchJerry Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric ResearchJeff Masters, Weather UndergroundRichard Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego Now with a telephone press conference, Climate Nexus seer Michael Oppenheimer says he knows what global warming looks like, and it apparently is a hazy yellow-orange.It looks like heat, it looks like fires,...
  • Climate Alarmists Target the Arabunna People With No Evidence

    06/29/2012 1:00:03 PM PDT · by Rocky · 7 replies
    Watt's Up With That ^ | June 29, 2012 | Willis Eschenbach
    The Arabunna people live in the area around Lake Eyre in Southern Australia. It is a hot, hostile desert region, which is no surprise, because well its in Australia. ------------------------ (Lake Eyre region in South Australia.) ------------------------ A new report from the University of Everybody-Panic is a study of the horrendous future faced by these poor folks: "The first stage of University of Adelaide research released today shows that South Australias Arabunna country, which includes Lake Eyre in the far north, is likely to get both drier and hotter in decades to come. 'Temperatures could increase up to...
  • Rio +20 Earth Summit: The End of International Environmentalism: Watching green ideology crash...

    06/27/2012 6:33:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Reason ^ | June 26, 2012 | Ronald Bailey
    Watching green ideology crash and burn Twenty years ago the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro marked the ascension of environmentalism as a political force in international affairs. That conference in 1992 produced the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity. At the time, Chris Flavin of the Worldwatch Institute crowed, You cannot go to any corner of the globe and not find some degree of environmental awareness and some amount of environmental politics. Flavin added that with socialism in disrepute, environmentalism is now the most powerful political ideal today. At the conclusion...